The New Yorker 1945-1946, special Armed Forces Overseas Editions, all with attractive pictorial wraps, two with small cuttings taken from the back cover. Text pages browned due to paper quality o/w VG. (19)
Interesting selection in folder including elaborate 1867 Valentine with original 1d red Cover Stockport to Atherton (MANCHESTER S.T. b/s); plus a further Victorian valentine, documents, letters; 1922 St.Luke’s Church, Crosby, Grand Bazaar handbook (134pp, many adverts); business cards including Robert Colling 19th Century engraver of Liverpool; etc. (Qty)
Photographs in six albums and loose, mainly 1950s/1960s family holidays, in Europe (including Yugoslavia) and UK, mostly PC size or smaller, tipped in or laid down; includes sequence of 36 photos showing the construction of a bungalow in Withnall, and fine mounted 1948 6 x 8” photo of Royal Signals Athletes. (100s)
19th Century cabinet photos (37) and carte-de-visite (83), all portraits, country-wide but with many London photographers. Includes Cricketers (2). Mixed condition but many good to fine.
George Ellis Modern Practical Joinery, Library Press, 1921, fourth (and much enlarged) edition; original printed cloth, gilt, VG; few small marks to prelims o/w fine internally. Many photogravure and line-drawn plates, some folding. 502pp plus index.
Edmund Hillary High Adventure, Hodder & Stoughton, 1955, 1st Edn., orig. cloth, slightly marked, signed by the author on front endpaper; good. 224pp
Henry Prescott Tobacco and its Adulterations, John Van Voorst, 1858, original gilt cloth, spine frayed at top & tail, 40 plates, very good internally; and Manual of Tobacco Companies, Johnson & Sanderson, 1925, gilt cloth, VG.
Various including Garrud The Complete Jujitsuan, Methuen, 1953; Trials of Oscar Wilde, William Hodge 1948, in d/jkt; Dante The Vision of Hell, Cassell, 1892, Dore illustrations; and others. Good to VG. (16)
Various including Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain, c.1884; Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande, Oxford, , in d/jkt; Ian McEwan The Cement Garden, Simon & Schuster, 1978, 1st Edn in d/jkt; T.H. James Japanese Fairy Tale Series No.21: Three Reflections, printed on rice paper, rear cover torn; and various others. (22)
Mixed ephemera 19th Century to 1950s; including revenue stamped documents (9); Government Letters (6), two signed by Rab Butler (as Chancellor); WW2 items (10, one marked SECRET); The Philatelists’ Supplement 1896; Daily Telegraph 1926 Strike Issue; 1890 Public Notice concerning pollution in the Irwell & Mersey; etc. Fair to fine. (34 items)
Mixed ephemera with greetings cards, photographs, prints, scraps, film star photo books, etc; many depict children with attractive designs. Late-19th Century to 1950s. Mostly good to fine. (Large qty)
T. Allen A Crumb for a Soldier; or, a Stroke in the King’s Defence. Manchester, 1799, a pamphlet, 10pp, fine, in modern boards, cloth backstrip
Lytton Strachey Elizabeth and Essex, Crosby Gaige, New York, 1928, paper-covered boards, cloth backstrip, gilt, VG; b/w frontispiece and five other plates; signed by the author opposite half-title; number 795 of 1060.
Charles R. Elrington A Sermon, preached before His Excellency, Richard, Marquess Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, President, and the Members of the Association Incorporated for Discountenancing Vice and Promoting the Knowledge and Practice of the Christian Religion, Ann Watson, Dublin, 1822, 78pp (including commentary), plus 156pp Appendix Containing the Receipts and Expenditures of the Association, list of members etc. Octavo, full diced calf, gilt, lacking title label o/w VG; inscribed by the author on free endpaper. Fine internally.
Songs by Burns, Otto Schulze, Edinburgh, 1901; quarter-vellum, gilt, spine darkened o/w VG; one of 500 printed. Double-page illustrated title, each song with historiated initials. 99pp plus index & limitation page. Fine internally.
Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux Discours Prononce a L’Academie Francoise le quatre Fevrier 1743….lorsqu’il vint prendre séance a la place de feu M. l’Abbe’ de Hauteville. Avec la Reponse de M. l’Archeveque de Sens. Paris, 1743, title page + 22pp of text; later marbled boards, spine slight frayed; small bookplates of Lytton Strachey and Roger Senhouse. Clean text
Izaak Walton The Compleat Walton, Nonesuch Press, 1929, No. 114 of 1100 for sale in the UK, full grained-morocco, gilt, raised bands, fine; engraved tissue-guarded plates; 631pp
John Milton Poems in English with Illustrations by William Blake in Two Volumes, Nonesuch Press, 1926, tall octavo, quarter vellum, gilt, slightly marked, paper decorated boards, uncut two sides, browning to endpapers o/w fine internally with all plates. VG
Vasant G. Rele The Mysterious Kundalini (The physical basis of the “Kundali (Hatha) Yoga”…) D.B. Taraporevala, Bombay, 1927; original printed cloth, darkened; fine internally; 118pp plus plates and glossary.
Joseph Conrad Typhoon and Other Stories, Heinemann, 1903, First Edition, original gilt cloth, some wear; previous owner’s bookplate, spotting to pastedown, uncut two sides, clean text.