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.
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.
Ernest Hemingway For Whom The Bell Tolls, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s edition in decorated full leather binding, gilt edged, with silk moire end-papers and ribbon marker; fine.
Ernest Hemingway The Garden of Eden, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s edition in decorated full leather binding, gilt edged, with silk moire end-papers and ribbon marker; fine
Ernest Hemingway Across the River and Into the Trees and Winner Take Nothing, Easton Press, 1990, collector’s editions in decorated full leather, gilt edged, silk moire endpapers and ribbon markers. VF (2)
Film, Theatre and music ephemera, with programmes, film stills and lobby cards, give-aways, some magazines etc, 1900s to 1980s, wide variety with many useful items. Fair to VF. (Approx.205 items)
Malcolm Poynter – [Artworks], 1981, No. 17 of 250, signed & numbered by the artist, octavo, blue cloth, gilt, VF; reproductions of his drawings, body art works and installations, comprising 102pp, mostly b/w (with many hand-tinted) but including a selection of laid down colour photographs
Fraser Street Moorcroft: A New Dawn, W.M. Publications, 2006, quarto, h/bk in d/jkt, numerous colour illustrations. 446pp. VF
Selection of ink-signed photographs including Vivien Leigh (printed signature), Dorothy Lamour, Ann Sheridan, Edward G Robinson (secretarial), and Eveyln Laye. VG/VF (7)
Alan Kelly and others Art of Mann, Moods of Mann, 1996, oblong quarto, bound in full leather, No. 276 of 350, VG in slipcase; and a fine softback edition of the same work inscribed by Alan Kelly. (2)
[Maria Rundell] Modern Domestic Cookery, John Murray, 1851, small octavo, original blind-tooled & gilt cloth, recased with new endpapers; two engraved plates and illustrations in text; minor spotting affects some pages but generally fine internally; publisher’s catalogue at rear; xxviii, 675, 32pp
Gilbert Foan (Ed.) The Art and Craft of Hairdressing…..Manicure, Massage and Beauty Culture. New Era, 3rd Edn, , quarto, fine in VG blue quarter-morocco binding, gilt. Over 550 illustrations including four colour plates.
Charles Eastlake Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and other details, Longmans, 1868, First Edition; original gilt cloth, a little marked and faded, rear inner hinge cracked, front hinge weak; clean internally with all plates, many in colour of tiles, fabrics etc,
John Bonnycastle An Introduction to Astronomy in a series of Letters from a preceptor to his pupil, J. Johnson, 1805, complete with 19 plates (mostly folding) and frontispiece; octavo, rebound in quarter cloth over marbled boards, printed title label; some light damp-staining affects upper margin of around 20% of the text o/w fine.
Percy Bean The Chemistry and Practice of Finishing, Hutton, Hartley & Co, 1926, 3rd Edn, 2 Volumes, original gilt cloth, complete with all plates and 61 pages of Pattern Card Fabric Samples. Neat ownership signatures. VG/Fine.
Thomas Thomson Sketch of the Progress of Physical Science, 1833, and Robert D. Thomson Sketch of the Recent Progress of Physical Science , two pamphlets, neatly bound together with continuous pagination, in modern patterned boards. Lacking original wraps o/w fine. 76pp
Sports ephemera and related softback publications in carton, 1930s to 1990s, mainly 1960s/80s, including football, equestrian, cricket, golf, speedway, etc; with club rule books & scorecards, many programmes, football photographs (several signed by Peter Shilton). Mostly good to VF. (Large qty)
The 1960 Manx Grand Prix, Shell Publications, printed wraps, photo-plates, 32pp; and similar publications for 1962 (2) and 1963. The 1963 issue with small imperfections, others VF. (4)
A collection of Photographs charting the life & career of Friedi Meerkamper and Hope Braine, 1930s Australian Professional Figure Skaters, arranged in six assorted photo albums, mostly laid down, one album devoted to family holidays in India & Australia, the others with many action photos. Some photos have been transferred from one album into a another. Various sizes, some cut down, the holiday photos mostly snapshot. (100s) Also few cuttings from programmes etc.
F.A. Cup Final 1951 Blackpool v Newcastle Utd Official Programme and match-ticket, plus Song Sheet; the programme with few small rust marks o/w VG/Fine.