For King and Countryside: Towards a more beautiful Britain, Coronation Planting Committee, , 20pp pamphlet, with photo-plates; The Future of the Lancashire Countryside, Council for the Preservation of Rural England, 1942, 12pp; The Landscape Treatment of Roads, CPRE, 1954, 28pp; and The Case for Control of Afforestation of Open Land in National Parks, CPRE, 1961, 24pp. VG to VF (4 pamphlets)
Daily Mirror for May 30th 1927 celebrating Lindbergh’s arrival at Croydon, complete newspaper with additional photos on back cover. Dust-affected along top edge of front page otherwise very good. Central fold.
Louis Raemaekers The Great War, Fine Art Society, 1916-1919, 2 volumes, folio, half-buckram over marbled boards,de-luxe edition, each volume signed by the artist; the bindings rather tired, the 1916 volume with title labels damaged; fine internally with all 192 coloured plates.
Concert and Theatre Programmes, London & Manchester, 1950s to 2000s, all periods well represented, with the Halle, Royal Festival Hall, the West End theatres, Royal Exchange etc; many famous names and productions including some opera. VG/VF (220)
Film Programmes, 1950s to early 1970s, largely National Film Theatre, including special seasons. VG/VF (142)
Signed 10 x 8” colour photos of contemporary glamour celebrities including Avril Levigne, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Love Hewitt (3), Rose McGowan (b/w, nude), Natasha Henstridge, and Elisha Cuthbert. All with Certificates of Authenticity. (10)
Southport Cinema Programmes 1950s & 1960s plus few later, including The Regal ABC (6), Gaumont (27), Coliseum (2), and the Grand (2). Fine condition. (40)
Diana Dors autographed copy of Swingin Dors 1960 p/bk (cover with corner creasing), and 4 other books on Diana Dors. (5)
Annibal Caro Rime del Commendatore Annibal Caro, Bernardo Giunti e Fratelli, Venice, 1583, small quarto, disbound but endpapers preserved; title with coat of arms; dedication to Alessandro Farnese adorned with woodcuts; title, (6), 103, (8)pp. Front endpaper dust-affected o/w fine.
[John Selden] Johannis Seldeni Liber de Nummis. Antiqua pecunia Romana & Graeca metitur precio ejus, quae nune est in usu. Hinc Accedit Bibliotheca Nummaria, Mosem Pitt, London, 1675, small quarto; no front board, rear board detached; imprimatur, engraved title, (4), 19, 86pp. Good clean text.
Louis Golding James Joyce, 1933, First Edn., inscribed and signed by the author, original cloth; together with Frank Singleton’s Independent Means, 1948, signed First Edition in worn d/jkt. VG (2)
Christian de Thomas Becket Epistolae Et Vita Divi Thomae Martyris Et Archi-Episcopi Cantvariensis. Nec Non Epistolae Alexandri III. Pontificis, Galliae Regis Ludovici Septimi, Angliae Regis Henrici II. Aliarumque plurium Sublimium ex utroque Foro Personarum.Henrici Fricx, Brussels, 1682, quarto, 2 Volumes, 18th Cent polished calf, gilt, a little worn at hinges; bookplates of James Whatman. Occasional minor spotting o/w fine internally. (12), 905, (76)pp
[Marianne Spencer Hudson] Almack’s: a Novel, Saunders & Otley, 1826, 3 Volumes, 1st Edn, half-leather, backstrips worn; John Walker A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin and Scripture Proper Names, 1804, 2nd Edn, engraved portrait; J. Thomson The Seasons, 1805, woodcuts by Bewick, tree-calf, spine repaired; and A Gallery of Portraits painted by an old and celebrated Master and re-touched by an Irish Artist, Dublin, 1813, bound with The New Bath Guide, 1807, quarter-leather, gilt. (6)
Beatrix Potter selection, all early printings with Peter Rabbit, Mrs.Tiggy-Winkle (2 difft), Miss Moppet, Jemima Puddle-Duck (2 difft), and Benjamin Bunny (2 difft); together with Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies of The Spring. Poor to fair. (8)
Chums: An Illustrated Paper for Boys, Cassell & Co, Volumes 13, 14, 16, 20, 28, 29 and 30, 1904 to 1922, all in publisher’s pictorial cloth, with coloured plates; previous owner’s bookplates. Fair to VG (7)
The Captain George Newnes, from 1899 to 1912 comprising Volumes 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 16, 18, 22, 24 and 26. Publisher’s pictorial cloth, a.e.g. Fair to VG (10). Plus Young England Vol.46 (Christmas 1925), VG.
The Captain, George Newnes, bound volumes in publisher’s cloth, from 1899, with volumes 4, 27, 29, 33, 43, 44, 45 & 49; plus 8 issues of the magazine 1911-1919, and novels by Herbert Strang & Gunby Hadath. Fair to VG
Girl’s Own Annual Vol. 1, 1880, plus Volumes 13, 15 and 16, 1891-95, various bindings, all with colour plates, previous owner’s bookplates. Good to VG (4)
The Girl’s Own Annual 1894-1934 selection comprising Volumes 8, 37, 41, 43, 44 and 55; all with coloured plates, four with pictorial onlay to front cover. Previous owner’s bookplates. Good to VG (6)
The Schoolgirls Own Library, Amalgamated Press, a collection of 100 issues from 1924 to 1940, many with rusted staples and/or frayed spines, almost all with covers intact with bright colours though a few with covers detached. Some fine. Includes 2 copies of the last issue (No. 733) (93) Mixed condition