Farelli Convincing Coin Magic, 1946; Lewis Ganson The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, n.d. , and Dai Vernon’s Tribute to Nate Leipzig, in d/jkt, both published Harry Stanley; Trevor Hall Testament of R.W.Hull,c.1950, signed by the author; and 4 related titles; all illustrated h/bks, good/VF (8)
Gabrielle Le Brasseur Hints on Cookery, 1891; Allison Wright The Wright Cookery Book, 1911; Herisse The Art of Pastry Making, French and English, 1893; Charles Francatelli The Modern Cook, 1883, spotting to title & frontispiece; and two related. All original cloth, good to VF. (6)
E.H. Bostock Menageries, Circuses and Theatres, Chapman & Hall, 1927, original gilt cloth faded and slightly marked; light browning to endpapers o/w fine internally; 32 plates. 305pp
Beeton’s Every-Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book, Ward Lock, original gilt cloth, VG, colour plates, gift inscription of 1881, some small faults; What to do with the Cold Mutton, 1887; Modern Domestic Cookery, John Murray, 1851, original gilt cloth, repaired; and Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management, Ward Lock, 1923, VG. Good to VG (4)
W.H. Roberts The British Wine-Maker and Domestic Brewer, A. & C. Black, 1849, 5th Edn, small octavo, original blind-tooled and gilt cloth relaid with new endpapers, sporadic light spotting/browning affects some pages; xv,384,16pp.
Martin Munkacsi Nudes by Munkacsi, Greenberg, New York, 1951, large format h/bk, original cloth with silver lettering, VG; 79pp of b/w photographic studies.
Ladybird Books 1950s to 1970s, a collection in varied condition, many fine, a few with d/jkts; includes Smoke and Fluff early printing in d/jkt without ‘Ladybird’ imprint, and other better. Also 2 spare d/jks. Mixed condition. (87 + 2 d/jkts)
Edward Larocque Tinker and Frances Tinker Old New Orleans: Widows Only, the Sixties, D. Appleton, 1931, First Edition, signed & inscribed by the authors; original cloth with pictorial onlay; illustrated endpapers. VG
A.S.W. Rosenbach Early American Children's Books, Southworth Press, 1933, quarto, quarter-leather, gilt, over pictorial boards, fine in slightly worn slipcase; No.162 of 585, signed by the author.
Ezra Pound Canzoni, Elkin Matthews, 1911, brown printed boards, gilt, author’s name on front cover, slight wear to top and tail of spine, uncut, 4pp of adverts at rear. Fine internally.
Henry Carey The Dramatick Works of Henry Carey, S. Gilbert, 1743, first collected edition, later full leather, ex-library; title and dedication pages heavily foxed, some spotting and peripheral browning elsewhere; pp.187/188 missing; some other pages repaired. Offered “as found”.
A Selection published from 1652 to 1914 including The Diary of the late George Bubb Dodington, 1784; Lettres Choisies du Si. De Balzac, 1652; and A Hundred Mery Talys, John Russell Smith, 1866. Fair to VG (6)
Antiquarian selection requiring rebinding, all with text complete, including The Compleat Parish-Officer, 1734; Refranes o Proverbios Espanoles Traduzidos en lengua Francesa. Paris, 1605; The Works of Mr.Alexander Pope, 1720. Mixed condition. (6)
Charles Perrault La Barbe Bleue, et La Belle au Bois Dormant, illustrated by Edouard de Beaumont, Paris, 1887, folio, worn half-leather, chromo-litho illustrations throughout and very good internally.
Thomas James Wise A Bibliography of the Writings in Verse and Prose of George Gordon Noel, Baron Byron, London, 1933, quarto, 2 Vols, original gilt cloth, VG; one of 180 sets printed; uncut two sides, t.e.g.; each with a frontisp, plus 96 plates in total; endpapers and some pages of text foxed. (2)
Tobias Smollett Peregrine Pickle, 1778, 6th Edition, 4 Volumes, full calf, rebacked and new endpapers; each volume with engraved frontisp; title pages and frontispieces browned o/w VG. (4)
Theatre De Pigault-Lebrun, Barba, Paris, 1818, set of 6 volumes, half-calf, gilt, slight wear at extremities, marbled boards; original owner’s bookplates; slight foxing to prelims o/w VG. (6)
Jean Boucher Sermons De La Simulee Conversion, Et Nullite Pretendue Absolution De Henry de Bourbon, Prince de Bearn, a S.Denys en France, le Dimenche 25, Iuillet, 1593, G. Chaudiere, Paris, 1594; 12mo, later full calf, gilt, raised bands, few peripheral scuffs, front hinge weak; previous owners’ bookplates; collated as complete. Fine internally.
Isabelle de Montolieu Les Chateaux Suisses, Paris, 1835, 3 Vols, full mottled calf, gilt, each with frontisp., foxing to title pages o/w VG; Samuel Horsley Tracts in Controversy with Dr.Priestley, Gloucester, 1799, full speckled calf, gilt, some wear; and 6 other antiquarian books in varied condition. (10)
[Charles Gildon] The Post-Boy Robb'd of His Mail: or The Pacquet Broke Open. Consisting of Letters of Love and Gallantry, and All Miscellaneous Subjects, John Sprint, London, 1706, 2nd Edn; octavo, contemp. leather, worn, boards detached; title page loose and dust-affected; last 28pp damp-stained.