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Wyndham Lewis Hitler, Chatto & Windus, 1931, 1st Edition, original printed cloth, VG; spotting to prelims; clean text; b/w frontispiece and 7 other plates; ix, 202pp.
Fritz Thyssen I Paid Hitler, 1941, 1st Edn; Dorothy Woodman (Ed.) Hitler Rearms, 1934, 1st Edn; Theo Morell Adolf Hitler: The Medical Diaries, 1983, in d/jkt; and three related. Good to VF (6)
Thomas Whitaker An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe to which is subjoined an Account of the Parish of Cartmell, George Routledge, 1872-74, 4th Edition, 2 volumes, recased with new endpapers and employing much of the original gilt cloth binding; VG internally with all plates and folding pedigrees; browning to tissue-guards partially transferred to plate margins. (2)
R.A.F. Pocket Book 1937, Air Ministry, 1937, 3rd Edition, complete with folding charts, 320pp, plus charts and colour plates of aircraft markings. Fine. Also Appendix in side pocket (browned and creased).
A. W. Keown Forward with the Fifth: The Story of Five Years’ War Service Fifth Inf. Battalion, A.I.F., Speciality Press, Melbourne, 1921, 1st Edn, original printed cloth, VG; endpapers browned o/w fine internally; signed and inscribed by the author on front endpaper; a photographic postcard loosely inserted (of the author?); 326pp + 24 photo-plates.
Robert A. Taylor George Bleazard Cowpe, Lieut. 6th Batt. Cheshire Regiment: Personal Notes and Appreciations with Extracts from his Letters 1916-1917, Manchester, 1918; octavo, quarter vellum gilt (marked & stained) over printed boards showing badge of the Cheshire Regiment; light tanning to endpapers o/w fine internally; No. 76 of a limited printing; colour frontispiece and two photographic portraits, all with tissue-guards; 107pp. [Very scarce. No copy of this book is recorded on Copac]
B. Palin Dobson History of the Bolton Artillery 1860-1928, Blackshaw, Sykes & Morris, 1929; small octavo, original printed cloth, spine discoloured; ownership inscription on front endpaper; title page browned; 230pp + 5 photo-plates.
A Train Errant, being the Experiences of a Voluntary Unit in France and an anthology from their magazine 1915-1919, Hertford,1919,quarto,original printed cloth, one corner bumped. Recalls the experiences of the staff of Ambulance Train No. 16, a team of 40 Quakers from the Friends Ambulance Unit; a fine folding map at rear shows the journeys undertaken by the train. 330pp with b/w and colour illustrations. Endpapers browned o/w fine internally.
William Hale Treatise on the Comparative Merits of a Rifle Gun and Rotary Rocket considered as a mechanical means of ensuring a correct line of flight to a body impelled through space. W. Mitchell, Military Bookseller, 1863, First Edition; octavo, original blind-tooled & gilt cloth, VG; ownership inscription at top of title page o/w fine internally; 39pp plus folding diagram.
Ernest George Etchings in Belgium, London, 1883, 2nd Edn, original gilt cloth, 30 fine plates; the plates and text loose but complete.
R.J.H. Douglas The Works of George Cruikshank Classified and Arranged with references to Reid’s Catalogue, H.Sotheran & others, 1903, quarto, orig. gilt cloth, VG; title-page slightly detached o/w fine internally. 301pp
Theatre Programmes 1950s to 1970s, large qty in carton, with many Stratford-on-Avon, plus Royal Court and various others; also some issues of Plays and Players, coloured plates from children’s books and other items. VG/VF (7 kilos)
Captain Seccombe Army and Navy Drolleries, Frederick Warne, , quarto, pictorial cloth, gilt, very good; 24 full-page chromo-litho plates printed by Kronheim (one placed as a frontispiece).
Mars Friends and Playmates, George Routledge c.1890, oblong quarto, pict.cloth, fine, coloured illustration throughout, 48pp, occasional fox mark; and Aux Bains de Mer d’Ostende E.Plon & Nourrit, large format, pictorial cloth, b/w and colour illustrations, 32pp plus 17pp of advertisements, fine. (2)
Albert Adam Tribulations Parisiennes et Campagnardes, Hautecoeur Freres, Paris, c.1870, sm.folio, gilt cloth, fine, 32 hand-coloured lithographs on 16 pages, plus hand-coloured title page. Few small fox marks o/w fine internally.
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System, Harry Leate, 1927, printed wraps; Hoffman Tricks with Cards, Routledge c.1925; and other softbacks on Card Magic 1930s to 1950s, fair to fine. (11)
Softback publications on Magic and Conjuring 1930s to 1950s, all in original printed wraps, good to VF (25)
Professor Hoffmann Modern Magic, Routledge, 1901, pictorial cloth, new endpapers, foxing to prelims, clean text, 521pp; Will Goldston Great Tricks Revealed, 1935, 1st Edn, signed by the author; and two related works. Fair to fine. (4)
Nevil Maskelyne and David Devant Our Magic, Routledge, , pictorial cloth, some creasing lower right, spine a little faded; fine internally, b/w portraits of both magicians. 487pp + prelims; Okito Quality Magic, 1921, pictorial boards, VG; Harry Lorayne Close-Up Card Magic, 1962,1st Edn in repaired d/jkt; and 3 others. Fair to Fine (6)
The Ladies’ Pocket Magazine 1832, Parts 1 & 2, nicely rebound in modern half-leather, marbled boards, complete with 23 hand-coloured fashion plates, plus other engravings, title page of Part I in facsimile; also De Dillmont’s Encyclopedia of Needlework (two different editions). (3)