William Cubbon A Bibliographical Account of Works Relating to the Isle of Man, Oxford, 1933-39, two volumes, original gilt cloth, browning to endpapers o/w VG. 1536pp. (2)
The Bookbinding Trades Journal 1904-1914, published by the Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Consolidated Union, complete with illustrations and specimens of marbled papers, bound in modern quarter-leather and buckram, gilt, pictorial endpapers, red speckled edges; minor spotting to prelims and few leaves at rear of Vol.II repaired at upper corner. These volumes comprise the first 40 issues of the journal. (2)
George Psalmanazaar A Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, an Island subject to the Emperor of Japan, Robert Holden, 1926; No.100 of 750 (from Holden’s Library of Imposter series); tall octavo, quarter vellum, gilt, buckram sides, slightly marked; t.e.g., uncut eleswehere. A re-issue of an extraordinary work published in 1704.
Samuel Beckett Imagination Dead Imagine, Calder & Boyas, 1965, First trade edition, VG in original wraps; fine internally (no inscriptions). 14pp + 2 blanks
Samuel Beckett All That Fall, Faber, 1957, First Edition, original wraps, near fine, no inscriptions or the usual browning. 37pp plus 14 blanks.
Federman and Fletcher Samuel Beckett: His Works & His Critics, an Essay in Bibliography, University of California, 1970, fine h/bk in VG d/jkt; the d/jkt is price-clipped and has a wrinkle top of front panel. 381pp
Samuel Beckett As The Story Was Told, Calder/Riverrun, 1990, First Edition, in d/jkt, fine.
John Payne The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Villon Society, 1882, 9 volumes, No.181 of 500 printed; and Tales from the Arabic, Villon Society, 1884, 3 volumes, No.437 of 500; uniformly bound in superb full red morocco, gilt; t.e.g., uncut elsewhere. Occasional minor foxing o/w fine. (12)
Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s edition in decorated full leather binding, gilt edged, with silk moire end-papers and ribbon marker; illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliife and Raymond Sheppard. VF
Ernest Hemingway The Torrents of Spring, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s edition in decorated full leather binding with gold & red inlay, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon marker. VF
Ernest Hemingway Green Hills of Africa and By-Line, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s editions in decorated full leather, gold & red inlay, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon markers. VF (2)
Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises and The Dangerous Summer, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s editions in decorated full leather, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon markers. VF (2)
Ernest Hemingway Islands in the Stream, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s edition in decorated full leather, gold & green inlay, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon marker. VF
Ernest Hemingway Death in the Afternoon and The Fifth Column and Four Stories from the Spanish Civil War, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s editions in decorated full-leather, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon markers. Fine/VF (2)
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms and Men Without Women, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s editions in decorated full-leather, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon markers. VF (2)
Ammon Wrigley Songs of the Pennine Hills, Whittaker & Sons, 1938, first edition, original cloth, minor spotting to prelims, VG; and Songs of a Moorland Parish, , 50th Anniversary reprint in gilt leatherette, fine.
Letters of Edward Fitzgerald, Macmillan, 1894, 2 vols; and Letters of Edward Fitzgerald to Fanny Kemble 1871-1883, Richard Bentley, 1895; uniformly bound in half-vellum, gilt, bookplates of E.L. de Rothschild. Boards slightly bowed o/w VG (3)
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Dent 1907, 3rd Edition, octavo, full decorated vellum, gilt, VG; illustrated by Charles Brock including eight colour plates; top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere
The Works of John Trafford Clegg: Stories, Sketches and Rhymes chiefly in the Rochdale Dialect, Aldine Press, Rochdale, 1898; octavo, two volumes, original gilt cloth, VG; 18 b/w plates; fine internally though one tissue-guard has fox marks. (2)
Robert Burns Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, T. Werner Laurie, 1927, facsimile edition of the original Kilmarnock 1786 edition, complete with prospectus, fine, in plain wraps, in slightly worn slipcase.