Ellis Peters Holiday with Violence Headline, 1992, in fine d/jkt, signed & inscribed by the author; together with signed & inscribed reprints of The Sanctuary Sparrow (1983 p/bk), A Rare Benedictine (1990 p/bk) and Brother Cadfael’s Penance (1994 h/bk in d/jkt). Fair to VF (4)
Ellis Peters selection of signed & inscribed First Editions published by Headline, all in complete dustjackets comprising A Rare Benedictine 1988, The Confession of Brother Haluin 1988, The Heretic’s Apprentice 1989, The Potter’s Field 1989, and The Holy Thief 1992 (d/jkt frayed at foot of spine). VG/VF (5)
Le Sage The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, translated by Percival Proctor, London, 1774, 2 Vols, octavo, contemp. full leather, worn, backstrips heavily darkened, hinges weak, fine internally including all 21 plates as called for (instructions to the binder at end of Vol. 2)
O Felly Fro Rachde O Ful, Tru, Un Pertikler Okeawnt o bwoth wat aw Seed un wat aw Yerd, we gooin too Th’ Greyt Eggshibishun e Lunden, Abel Heywood and others, 1856, 3rd Edition (alleged!); 12mo, original gilt & blind-tooled cloth, fine; illustrated with humorous woodcuts; 87pp. No copy of this work recorded by Copac.
Mostly 19th Century Yorkshire Poetry 1st Editions in original cloth; including Matthew Willis The Mountain Minstrel, York, 1834; Stephen Fawcett Bradford Legends, 1872; William Newsam (Ed.) The Poets of Yorkshire 1845; Benjamin Dawson Poems, Ballads and Love Lyrics, Leeds, 1891; Joseph Senior Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes, Sheffield, 1882; and Thomas Lister The Rustic Wreath, 1834. Mostly VG/Fine (12)
Frederic Charles Spencer The Vale of Bolton…and Other Poems, Hurst, Chance & Co, , Robert Carrick Wildon Tong, on a Summer’s Day; The Forbidden Union; and Other Poems, Leeds, 1850, some spotting to text; and William Dearden The Vale of Caldene, London & Halifax, 1844; all original worn cloth bindings, Caldene lacking front endpaper & half-title. (3)
Georges Carpentier Brothers of the Brown Owl: A Story of the Boxing Ring, Cassell & Co , original pictorial cloth, VG; contemp. gift inscription; 4 colour plates, plus b/w illustrations; occasional minor tone mark.
Antoine Edouard Foley Eki Tou-Mata Ouengha, Père et Dieu des Cruels Humains, Paris, 1874, contemp. half-calf, gilt, VG; bookplate of Lord Houghton of Crewe; pictorial title page; fine text; 148pp. [A semi-fictional work based on Maori myths and legends of the Banks Peninsula, New Zealand]
Primogene Duvard Poems by Primogene Duvard, Northallerton, James Pope, Northallerton, 1843, 2nd Edn, original embossed decorated cloth, VG; 148pp including list of subscribers.
A Short Account of John Marriott, including Extracts from some of his Letters. To which are added, some of his Poetical Productions. D. Boys, Doncaster, 1803, 12mo, contemporary tree-calf, some light wear, gilt title; contemp. ownership signature; fine internally, ,194,pp
Novels of Charles Dickens, Folio Society 1994, 15 (of 16) volumes, pictorial cloth, VG/fine, all in VG/F slipcases, illustrated by Charles Keeping. (15)
Sir John Vanbrugh Plays Written by Sir John Vanbrugh, J. Tonson & others, London, 1730, small octavo, contemp. calf, worn, gilt title labels replaced; occasional minor browning. Good (2)
The Poetical Works of John Critchley Prince, Abel Heywood, Manchester, 1880, quarto, 2 Vols, original gilt cloth, VG; large paper edition, No.45 of 100 issued; front inner hinge to Vol. 1 frayed o/w fine. (2)
Kenneth Dower The Spotted Lion, 1937; Handley Roughing it in Southern India, 1911, VG; John Taylor African Rifles & Cartridges, Samworth, 1948, fine; Felix Oswald Alone in the Sleeping-Sickness Country, 1915; and another. Fair to fine. (5)
W.F. Butler The Wild North Land: being the Story of a Winter Journey, with dogs, across Northern North America, Sampson Low, 1873, 1st Edition, nicely rebound in modern leather, gilt, fine folding map; and E. Marshall Scull Hunting in the Arctic and Alaska, 1914, 1st Edn, orig. gilt cloth, recased, new endpapers, fine internally, maps & photo-plates. (2)
Aime Humbert Japan and the Japanese Illustrated, Richard Bentley, 1874, large quarto, original decorated cloth, gilt, VG; inner hinges a little weak; few minor marks to half-title o/w fine internally; xviii,378,pp.
Chess Openings literature 1950s to 1990s, very largely s/bks including Tirabassi Benoni Defence: Taimanov Variation, 1993; Jansa & Pribyl How to Play the Pirc – A New System for Black! 1988; Nesis Tactics in the King’s Indian, 1992. Many are Batsford publications. Fair to VF (41)
Alexander Alekhine’s Best Games of Chess 1938-1945, 1959 in d/jkt; David Short Nigel Short: Chess Prodigy, 1981, in d/jkt; Victor Korchnoi My Best Games, Vol. 1: Games with White, 2003, pictorial boards; and other collections of Best Games, famous contests etc, h/bk & s/bk. (20)
Chess Strategy and analysis with many h/bks in d/jkt including Reshevsky How Chess Games are Won, , Byrne & Nei Both Sides of the Chessboard, 1974, Reti Masters of the Chess Board, 1956, and Nimzowitsch My System 1954 and 1964 editions. Fair to fine. (22)
Gilfrid Hartley Wild Sport with Gun, Rifle and Salmon-Rod, 1903, original cloth, gilt, VG; Folkard The Wild-Fowler, 1859, worn cloth, lacking 3 of the plates; Bonnett Mixed & Rough Shooting, 1914, original illustrated cloth, VG; and two related. Varied condition. (5)