Guide Books including A Day in the Country, CWS, 1949; Harwood’s Views of the Lakes, c.1870, sixteen steel engravings; Jane Austen and Steventon, 1937 and Jane Austen and Southampton, 1949; John Heywood’s Illustrated Guide to Morecambe, 1891; etc. Good to Fine. (13)
Glasgow International Exhibition 1901, oblong quarto, original gilt cloth, VG, containing 20 fine 8 x 6” photographs by T & R Annan, each laid down on art board.
Ugo de Vargas & Bepi Nider Al Tempo de La Cintura di Castita, Rome, 1967; folio, d/jkt with slight abrasion upper left o/w fine; signed & inscribed by the authors on half-title.
Patrick Chalmers A Dozen Dogs Or So, 1928, fine; and Maeterlinck My Dog, 1913, foxing to text; illustrated by Cecil Aldin and complete with attractive colour plates. (2)
Kathleen Ainslie Oh! Poor Amelia Jane! Castell Bros, n.d., chromo-litho plates, browning throughout; Elsie Oxenham The Abbey Girls Play Up, in d/jkt; Vivian Ellis Hilary’s Tune, 1960 1st Edn in d/jkt; and Frank Richards Bunter the Caravanner, 1962, 1st Edn in d/jkt. Fair-VG (4)
French Literature published by Imprimerie Nationale, 1970s/80s in full leather bindings, gilt, VG/fine. (7)
Rudyard Kipling Rewards & Fairies, Macmillan, London, 1910, orig. gilt cloth, VG, uncut two sides, one of 775 issued; spotting to endpapers. This edition includes the first appearance of his poem “If” (pp.195/196). B/w plates. Fine internally
Assorted literature 19th to mid-20th Century; including R.W. Procter The Barber’s Shop, 1883; H.G. Wells first editions in d/jkts (5); John Locke An Essay on Human Understanding 1828, full leather; works by T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Evelyn Waugh; and others. Fair to VF (28)
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.
Collected Letters, journals etc including Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus (boxed set), Lord Macaulay (2 VF half-leather volumes), Dylan Thomas, George Gissing, Walter Scott, Horace Walpole. Also two works on Autographs. Five in d/jkt. Mainly good to VF. (11)
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
Charles Eastlake Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and other details, Longmans, 1868, 1st Edn; original gilt cloth, a little marked and faded, rear inner hinge very weak, clean internally with all plates etc,
Ernest Schuble Advanced Piping and Modelling… in Gum Paste and Marzipan, Sherratt & Hughes, 1921, 2nd (revised) edn; and E. Noetzli Practical Drapery Cutting, Batsford, 1906, endpapers browned; both original gilt cloth, good to VG. (2)
Lewis Ganson The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, Harry Stanley; Dai Vernon Malini and His Magic, Supreme Magic Co, in d/jkt; Dai Vernon’s More Inner Secrets of Card Magic, Supreme Magic Co; and another. All original cloth. VG/Fine (4)
Stephen Minch The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume II, L&L Publishing, 1994, fine in slightly rubbed d/jkt. 495pp
Ken Brooke’s Magic: The Unique Years, Supreme Magic Co, 1980, in VG d/jkt; Gasson Dai Vernon’s Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic, Supreme Magic Co; Hugard & Braue Royal Road to Card Magic, 1949, 1st Edn (in poor d/jkt); and related titles, mostly h/bk. Fair to fine. (11)
David Embury The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, Faber, 1953, 1st UK Edn in near complete d/jkt including glassine outer wrapper, d/w slightly frayed top of spine, endpapers partly browned o/w fine internally; together with S.W. Sillett Illicit Scotch, 1970 in fine d/jkt. (2)
Will Goldston Tricks of the Masters, 1942, in VG d/jkt; Carlisle Dynamic Mentalism, c.1978; The Conjurors’ Magazine 1945-1948 (20 issues, all with VG pictorial wraps) and sundry related journals from 1917 (several lacking covers). Varied condition. (38 items)
Selection of 1930s programmes for the Altrincham Garrick Society, large format softbacks. Fair to VG. Together with The Collectors’ Circular for March 5th 1904. (5 items)
Grit and Steel, Gaffney, USA, 1913, a selection of 12 issues of this journal devoted to Cock Fighting; all with original pictorial wraps. VG/F (12). A rare publication.