W.R.M. The Dark Lantern: A Short Fantasy About Fairies & Some Mortals, 1920, gilt cloth, privately published; and seven others, good/VG. (8)
Funny Folks: The Comic Companion to the Newspaper, Volume XVII, 1891, James Henderson, folio, bound volume of 53 issues, publisher's pictorial boards chipped, soiled & worn, front endpaper damaged; mainly fine internally but last two issues with faults to the outer margin (not affecting text). Free from foxing or inscriptions. Political and social satire with 100s of cartoons. Advertising pages retained. 448pp. Very scarce.
The Illustrated London News, July to December 1931, bound volume, publisher's gilt cloth, VG, colour plates by Cecil Aldin & others, rear inner hinge weak, bookplate to front pastedown, o/w fine internally
19th to mid-20th Century selection including Poems of Thomas Hood Illustrated by Birket Foster, 1872, quarto, decorated cloth, fine engravings; Charles Darwin The Descent of Man, 1901, and Journal of Researches......During the Voyage of the H.M.S.Beagle, 1890 (worn binding); [Francis Smedley] Frank Fairleigh, or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil with illustrations by George Cruikshank, 1866; Mundell Stories of the Victoria Cross 1904; Burrage The Slave Raiders of Zanzibar 1897; Henry Fielding The History of Amelia, Routledge, 1884, No.119 of 400 large paper copies; and various others, many with pictorial cloth bindings, many with previous owner's bookplate. Fair to fine. (46)
18th & 19th Century leather bound books, mostly English literature, with several odd volumes including Shakespeare (from 1711); engraved plates present; mostly worn bindings though boards are all attached. (22)
Assorted ephemera including ‘Cinderella' stamps from 19th Century, 1950s Aviation luggage labels (28), WWI New South Wales immigration documents, set of 40 Chinese matchbox labels, etc. Fair to fine. (Qty)
Forbes & Mitchell American Tobacco Cards, 1999; James Bond, 50 Years of Movie Posters; Irvine Royal Doulton & Beswick Cartoon Classics, 1998; and other collectors' titles. Mostly softbacks. Fair to Fine (13)
The Imperial Tobacco Company 1922, landscape quarto, s/bk, spine frayed, with 52pp of b/w plates of offices, factories etc, one page with small tape repair; and The Imperial Tobacco Company 1901-1951, quarto s/bk, VG, with 40pp of colour & b/w illustrations including colour photos of the many brands. Fair-VG
A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard The Christopher Robin Calendar 1929, Methuen & Co, complete, front cover creased lower left, most pages loose and with a small corner crease lower right o/w VG. 10 x 8”. Scarce.
Leader Magazine, Hulton Press, December 1948-1950, a collection of 78 different issues, all complete with original pictorial wraps, contained in publisher's binding cases (easily removed); contributors includes Laurie Lee (several), John Betjeman, John Farleigh, Mervyn Peake (illustrations), Michael Ayrton, and other well-known writers and illustrators. Some rusting to staples o/w VG/Fine. (78)
John Dickson Carr (a.k.a. Carter Dickson), a collection of Crime fiction paperbacks, mostly by Penguin, plus Pan and few others, including few 1st printings, with some scarcer title noted. Two with ink marks on front, no internal inscriptions. Fair to fine. (27)
John Le Carre A Murder of Quality, Victor Gollancz, September, 1962, 1st Edn, second impression; octavo, original publisher's red cloth, spine faded, and slightly rolled, but gilt lettering still clear; hinging weak between pp 30/31 and a 2” tear at top of inner margin of pp.29/30 needing attention, o/w fine internally without inscriptions or foxing. A VG example of one of Le Carre's scarcest early works in the Gollancz imprint.
Gustave Dore illustrated works, all tall quarto, published by Cassell & Co; comprising The History of Don Quixote, , half-leather, gilt, front endpapers creased; Milton's Paradise Lost, 1905, half-leather gilt, endpapers browned; and Cassell's Dore Gallery, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, . The Gallery is bound in full leather, gilt, a.e.g., rubbed & chipped in places, front hinge cracked & repair needed at foot of backstrip, and contains 250 fine full-page plates. All three with text & plates clean & free from foxing. Fair to VG. (3)
Three small bibles printed in 16mo comprising The Holy Bible, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1862, full blind-tooled morocco with foliate design front & back, raised bands, rubbed at extremities; The Red Letter New Testament, Collins, n.d., gift inscription dated 1923; and a 1945 National Bible Society volume in gilt leatherette issued to commemorate V.E. Day, in presentation box. VG/VF (3)
Robert Herrick Herrick: Some of His Lyrics with Decorations By T.R.R. Ryder, Gay & Hancock, London, 1913; octavo, gilt cloth, a little marked & faded, uncut at foot, t.e.g.; endpapers toned, few minor fox marks internally, free from inscriptions; 24pp of art nouveau designs.
The Gem (boys' comic) Amalgamated Press, 1914 to late 1930s, a collection of approximately 300 issues, each in a plastic sleeve, stored in eight lever-arch files; mostly 1920s & 1930s. Condition varies but generally good/VG. (approx. 300)
The School Friend, (issued weekly) Amalgamated Press, 1919-1928, a good collection in three lever arch-files, and 1950-56 in five box-files, the 1919-28 issues (123 in all) each in a plastic sleeve and fair to VG condition, the 1950s issues loose with some VG/Fine but many showing badly rusted staples. (100s)
Children's Comics 1919-1942, mainly The Modern Boy, The Union Jack, The Schoolgirl, The Gem, and Girls' Crystal, each in a plastic sleeve and mainly good to VG condition, stored in binders. (103)
The Boys' Champion Story Paper, Nov.30th 1901 to April 25th 1903, James Henderson & Sons, folio, apparently complete in pair of bound volumes, 84 issues in all, half-cloth with printed titles to spines; inner front hinge of one volume tape repaired; a few issues damaged but most are VG/Fine. Previous owner's bookplates. (2)
The Marvel 1907-1919, Amalgamated Press, an incomplete run of this boys' comic, loose in plastic sleeves or in five bound volumes; many have the original pictorial wraps intact, some have the front cover only, and around 25% have had the covers removed. Issues are complete for 1911. Some mixed condition but mostly good to VG. (approx 175 issues)