A selection of signed books, all h/bks in complete d/jkts, including autographs of Terence Stamp, Dava Sobel, John Mills, and Frank McCourt (2). All flat signed. Fine (6)
Folio Society publications in slipcases, mostly boxed sets including Jane Austen novels (7), Legends of King Arthur. VG/Fine in VG/Fine slipcases. (17)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Heinemann, 1908, quarto, original gilt cloth, worn at hinges and top & tail of spine, front inner hinge cracked; foxing to text and tissue-guards & few other faults but the colour plates all fine and complete (one loose).
Selection of signed paperbacks including autographs of Terry Gilliam, Ken Loach & Paul Laverty, Philip Pullman, and Michael Morpurgo. VG/VF (6)
Alex Garland The Beach, 1997, and The Tesseract, 1999, both US First Editions, Riverhead Books, signed & inscribed by the author on the title pages, both in fine complete dustjackets. (2)
Thomas Keneally Schindler’s Ark, Hodder & Stoughton, 1982, First Edition in fine d/jkt, signed & inscribed by the author on the title page; and a fine signed book club edition of Schindler’s List in d/jkt also signed on the title page. (2)
William Peter Blatty The Exorcist, Blond & Briggs, 1971, 1st UK Edn, signed by the author on the title page, in a complete slightly edgeworn dustjacket. Scarce
Jonathan Aycliffe Whispers in the Dark, 1993, 1st p/bk edition, signed & inscribed by the author, slight wear; and The Matrix, Harper Collins 1st, 1994, complete d/jkt, light tanning to text, similarly signed. (2)
Selection of author signed paperbacks including Michael Marshall Smith Only Forward, 1994, and Spares, 1997; James Herbert The Creed (cover creased), and Peter Ackroyd Dan Leno & The Limehouse Golem. Fair to VF. (9)
Collection of author signed books, mainly Firsts in Dustjackets; including James Herbert The Ghosts of Sleath, Clive Barker (4), Robert Harris Fatherland (10th printing), Ian Rankin (3), and other well-known authors. Mainly good to fine. (14) Also 2 unsigned books.
Iain M. Banks The Player of Games, Orbit Books, 1992, paperback, signed & inscribed by the author on title page, some light wear, front cover with corner crease.
Iain M. Banks Consider Phlebas, Orbit Books, 1991, paperback, signed & inscribed by the author on title page, some wear, corner creasing. Scarce.
Iain M. Banks Use of Weapons, 1992; The State of Art, 1991; The Crow Road, 1993; all signed Orbit paperbacks, signed & inscribed by the author on the title page; covers all show wear and creasing. (3)
Iain M. Banks selection of signed books including Against a Dark Background, 1996 p/bk; Complicity, 1993, in d/jkt; The Bridge, 1991, p/bk; The Business, 1999, 1st Edn in d/jkt; and Whit, 1995, 1st Edn in d/jkt. Good to fine. (8)
The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. Containing his View of The Lancashire Dialect, T.& J. Allman, 1818, octavo, nicely rebound in modern quarter buckram, marbled boards and gilt leather title; complete with 10 engravings which show some browning also affecting facing text pages.
Walter Haigh A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District, Oxford University Press, 1928; tall octavo, original gilt cloth, spine faded, fine internally; xxix,166pp
B. Jowett The Dialogues of Plato translated into English with Analyses and Introductions, Oxford, 1892, 5 Volumes, tall octavo, full tree-calf prize bindings for Rugby School, gilt, worn and professionally repaired; marbled endpapers and sides; good clean text. (5)
Discourses through the Mediumship of Mrs Cora L.V. Tappan. The New Science. Spiritual Ethics. J.Burns, 1875, octavo, original decorated cloth, gilt, spine faded; gilt edged; tissue-guarded photo of the author as frontispiece. Slight spotting to prelims. Fine text.
G. Henslow The Proofs of the Truths of Spiritualism, Kegan Paul, 1919, 2nd (Revised) Edition, original cloth, gilt, VG; few pages with pencil annotations. 255pp + plates
L. Jewitt (Ed.) The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire. Bemrose & Lothian, 1867, First Edition, octavo, original decorated cloth, gilt, hinges professionally reinforced, VG; light browning to prelims o/w fine internally; b/w frontispiece; xvi,307pp