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George Grosz A Post-War Museum, Faber 1931, printed wraps, plus other literary pamphlets, Aerial Poems (2) and other private press, many topographical engravings of North West England, 18th Century tragedies (disbound) by various playwrights, etc. Good to VF (Qty, in carton)
May Byron J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy, Hodder & Stoughton, 1941, illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell, quarto, pictorial cloth, good, ownership panel with names crossed out o/w VG internally; 12 fine coloured plates.
Francis Durbridge selection including Samuel French plays 1973-93 complete (all Firsts, fine), Paul Temple Library (4, corner creasing), The World of Tim Frazer 1962 1st Edn in d/jkt, etc. Varied condition. (18)
Leslie Charteris Saint novels 1947-75, Hodder & Stoughton h/bks in d/jkt, plus two p/bks; eight are First Editions in d/jkts including The Saint Returns 1969, The Saint’s Choice 1967, The Saint to the Rescue 1961, and Catch the Saint 1975. Most d/jkts are good to fine & not price-clipped; none are ex-library, and none have inscriptions. (17)
Children’s and Illustrated selection 1880s to 1940s including works illustrated by Detmold, Cecil Aldin, Harry Rountree etc; Alfred Crowquill Pictorial Grammar c.1880, Dorothy Rees Original Riddles in Rhyme c.1920, Evelyn Sharp The Other Side of the Sun, 1900, and others, some with chromo-litho artwork. Good to Fine (16)
The Complete Works of George Farquhar, edited Charles Stonehill, The Nonesuch Press, 1930, quarto, 2 volumes, quarter vellum, gilt, decorated boards, No. 81 of 100 sets issued on English hand-made paper, uncut two sides, very good. (2)
The Complete Works of Thomas Otway, edited Montague Summers, The Nonesuch Press, 1926, quarto, 3 volumes, quarter vellum gilt, decorated boards, No. 68 of 90 sets issued on English hand-made paper, uncut two sides, light browning to endpapers, VG. (3) [Issue date of 1927 at foot of each spine]
William Fryer Harvey The Beast With Five Fingers, Dent, 1932, original printed cloth, spine a little faded; and Francis Beeding Murder Intended, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934, original printed cloth, a free endpaper apparently missing. Good (2)
Thomas Brown (1663-1704) Collection of Miscellany Poems, Letters, &c. John Sparks, 1699, First Edition; small octavo, full leather, rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the boards overlaid with the original leather covering; light browning affects much of the text to varying degrees. Worming at foot of last few leaves and a damaged corner to pp.341/2. Collated as complete; page 349 shows pagination error “493”. A remarkable collection both erotic and satirical, and at times, scurrilous! Wing B5051/52.
Ordnance Survey Maps, One Inch, late 1940s to early 1960s, countrywide selection, poor to VF (70)
Cooke Yarborough (Ed.) The Diary of a Working Man in Central Africa 1884-1887, SPCK, ownership inscription of 1897; John Geddie The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1881; John Burger African Adventures, 1957; John Jordan The Elephant Stone, 1959 in fine d/jkt; H.N. Hemans The Log of A Native Commissioner, Witherby, 1935, spotting to edge of text block; and another. Mostly 1st Editions. Good to fine (5)
Theodore Roosevelt African Game Trails, 1910, and Through the Brazilian Wilderness, 1914, both John Murray First Editions, latter showing some subtle repair to the cloth binding; uncut two sides; plates and maps complete. VG (2)
E. Joy Morris Notes of a Tour through Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Arabia Petraea to the Holy Land, George Clark, 1847, octavo, original cloth, gilt title faded o/w VG; previous owner’s bookplate removed from front paste-down; light tanning to text throughout. 312pp
John Geddie Beyond the Himalayas, T. Nelson, 1882; M. Huc Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, 2nd Edn, 2 Vols; and Charles Wenyon Across Siberia, on the Great Post Road, 1898, 2nd Edn, photo frontispiece; all in original gilt cloth bindings. VG (4)
Travel and Hunting selection including Foenander Big Game of Malaya, 1952 in d/jkt; Millais Wanderings and Memories, 1919; P.M.Stewart Tales of Travel and Sport, 1930, rebound; Denis Lyell The African Elephant and its Hunters, 1994 reprint in d/jkt; and related. Good to VF (8)
Tom F.W. Barth Volcanic Geology, Hot Springs and Geysers of Iceland, Carnegie Institution, Washington, 1950, large format s/bk, rebound in a fine gilt cloth binding preserving the original printed wraps; 174pp + 31 photo-plates + folding maps. Fine text and illustrations.
C. H. Stigand Hunting the Elephant in Africa, and other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings Macmillan, New York, 1913, First Edition, original gilt cloth, VG; complete with 16pp of photo-plates and folding chart of tusk measurements. 370pp plus prelims. Bookplate of the Society of Writers.
P.H.G. Powell-Cotton A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia, Rowland Ward, 1902, First Edition, tall octavo, later gilt cloth by Jarvis of Thanet, VG; some damp-staining to b/w frontispiece o/w fine internally including coloured folding map; 531pp including plates; publisher’s catalogue at rear.
Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Kegan Paul, 1903, tissue-guarded plates, one of 500 issued, VG; Cuthbert Bradley Fox-Hunting from Shire to Shire, Routledge, 1912, colour plates, VG; and other fox-hunting titles, mostly early 20th century. Good to VF (9)
Stanislaus Lynch Hoof-Prints on Parchment: Hunting Poems, Irish Tatler , orig.cloth, signed & inscribed by the author March 1954; and four other pre-1940 works on fox-hunting, all illustrated. VG (5)