Frederick G. Fleay A Biographical Chronicle of the English Drama 1559-1642, Reeves & Turner, 1891, 2 Vols, quarter-leather, gilt; top of spine to Vol.II slightly chipped, light foxing to endpapers, fine internally. 387+405pp. (2 vols)
Joseph Conrad Typhoon and Other Stories, Heinemann, 1903, First UK Edition, original gilt cloth, slight wear, front inner hinge weak, spotting to endpapers; uncut two sides; includes single leaf publicising The Nigger of the “Narcissus”, and Copyright note on reverse of title page; publisher’s blindstamp device to rear board; variant issue without 32pp catalogue at rear.
Margery Allingham Mr Campion’s Lady: the second Allingham Omnibus, Chatto and Windus, 1965, 1st Edn in VG complete d/jkt; some toning to rear panel of the jacket and few tone spots to edge of text block o/w fine. This volume contains Sweet Danger, The Fashion in Shrouds, Traitor’s Purse and a short story Word in Season (its first appearance in book form).
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451, Folio Society, 2011, in slipcase, fine, appears unread.
The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844, Oxford University Press, 1987, two volumes, original gilt cloth, frontispiece & 8 other plates. Each volume has a handstamp “Damaged” on reverse of title page but apart from some light browning to the endpapers there appear to be no other faults to these scarce books. (2)
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 frayed with some loss; small bookplates of Lytton Strachey and Roger Senhouse. Clean text.
Anthony Powell A Buyer’s Market, Heinemann, 1955, in good slightly chipped price-clipped d/jkt, neat ownership signature; and Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant, Heinemann 1960, First Edition in good complete d/jkt. Fine texts. (2)
Stephen Gill "William Wordsworth: A Life", Oxford, 1989, First Edition in d/jkt, signed by the author on front endpaper. VF. 525pp
Phaedrus Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabulae Aesopiae, [Aesop’s Fables] A.J. Valpy, 1822, 2 vols (bound into one), contemporary full leather, gilt, some light wear, gilt edged.; bookplate of Robert Shafto Adair, neat ownership signature top of title page. Fine internally. 756pp plus index.
Francis Warner Nightingales: Poems 1985-1996, Colin Smythe, 1997; quarto, No. 20 of 500, signed by the author; vellum-backed decorated boards, gilt, fine; prospectus loosely inserted.
Children’s Books, 1930s, including Henny-Penny and Tippenny-Tuppenny small books (12) published Henry Milford; Alison Uttley The Adventures of Peter & Judy in Bunnyland, 1935; a small block jigsaw puzzle; Golden Treasure Book for 1937, colour plates by Joyce Mercer and Anne Anderson; and another. Fair to fine. (15 items)
T. & R. Annan (photographers) Glasgow International Exhibition 1901, oblong quarto, original gilt cloth, VG; with 20 fine 8x6” photographs, each laid down on art board.
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. Over 1400 illustrations. 502pp plus index
John Addy (Ed.) The Diary of Henry Prescott, LL.B., Deputy Registrar of Chester Diocese, Record Society of Lancashire & Cheshire, 3 volume set, 1987-97, VG in complete d/jkts, neat ownership signatures.
Henry Broxap A Biography of Thomas Deacon: The Manchester Non-Juror, Manchester University Press, 1911, orig. cloth, gilt, fine; top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere with some spotting to edges; b/w frontispiece and folding-plate. 215pp + 22pp publisher’s catalogue.
Advertiser Notes and Queries. Reprinted from the Stockport Advertiser, Vol. IV, Stockport 1884; octavo, half-leather, gilt, some wear to extremities; marble-edged and endpapers. Fine internally. 197pp
Sketches of Distinguished American Authors represented in Darley’s New National Picture entitled ‘Washington Irving and his Literary Friends at Sunnyside’. Irving Publishing Co., New York, 1863; a pamphlet, original printed wraps with some spotting, fine internally. Housed in a fine modern quarter-leather folder, gilt title, with silk ties.
George Trevelyan The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, Longmans, 1876, 2 volumes; octavo, three-quarter red morocco, gilt, slight wear to extremities, ownership handstamp to front endpapers, fine internally. (2)
William Dansey Horae Decanicae Rurales. An Attempt to Illustrate . . . the Name and Title, The Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. With a Few Incidental Remarks on The Rise and Decay of Rural Bishops. J. & J.G.F. Rivington, 1844, 2nd Edition; two volumes, tall octavo, bound in leather, gilt, with raised bands by Potter & Sons, York; marbled endpapers and top edge gilt; binding with few small abrasions o/w a fine set. (2)
Guy Logan Great Murder Mysteries, Stanley Paul, 1931, original gilt cloth, 19 b/w plates; some occasional light toning o/w fine. 288pp