James Croston Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and Cheshire, John Heywood, 1882, one of 600 printed for subscribers; quarto, original gilt decorated cloth, foot of backstrip damaged with partial repair; contemporary ownership inscription of Abraham Lord of Alkrington Hall (son of one of the subscribers). Plates complete. Fine internally
Geoffrey Malins How I Filmed the War, Herbert Jenkins, 1920, first edition in the original printed green cloth, VG; 32pp of photo-plates; occasional light foxing to text. 307pp plus prelims.
Fabienne Jamet Palace of Sweet Sin, W.H. Allen, 1977, fine h/bk in a VG complete d/jkt, b/w plates. Fine
WW2 Channel Islands Occupation items, chiefly newspapers including nine in German for the occupying troops, and an American Air Drop newsheet. Fair to VG (27)
Russian portrait photographs, 1880s, a selection of cabinet photos, a few dated on reverse in pencil. Various photographers of St. Petersburg, Odessa and elsewhere. Fair to fine. (16)
William Sandford Phillips Considerations on the Increase and Progress of Crime, accompanied by documentary evidence as to the propriety and necessity of a revision and amendments of the existing penal statutes. With a View to the Abolition of corporeal punishments; and more particularly The Awful Penalty of Death. Liverpool, 1839. Octavo. Fine modern rebind in gilt quarter-calf, marbled boards; viii,83pp, but lacking prelimary pages v & vi otherwise fine internally.
Samuel Hill (1648-1716) De Presbyteratu Dissertatio Quadripartita, London, 1691, eighteenth century polished calf, gilt, VG; backstrip with gilt title and compartments decorated with floral devices; front endpapers with some contemporary annotations; fine internally, complete with imprimatur leaf. , 284pp
Robert W. Service Why Not Grow Young? or Living for Longevity, Ernest Benn, 1928, 1st Edn, original printed cloth, VG; occasional minor spotting; b/w frontispiece. 224pp
Oxford Standard Authors editions of the Poetical Works of Burns, Wordsworth and Milton, all in gilt lambskin bindings, the backstrip of the Burns with slight scuff, all in issued slipcases (these with some small faults) (3)
George Bellairs Corpse at the Carnival, Penguin, 1964, VG p/bk; and Wagstaff & Poole Agatha Christie: A Reader’s Companion, quarto, h/bk in d/jkt, fine. (2)
The Captain magazine for 1909-10, fifteen issues including twelve with original colour adverts tipped-in or loosely inserted. All with original wraps in varied condition. Internally fine. (15)
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.
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)
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)
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.
The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844, Oxford University Press, 1987, two volumes, original gilt cloth, frontispiece & 8 other plates. Each volume has a small 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)