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Three Meiji Leaders: Ito, Togo, Nogi
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Three Meiji Leaders: Ito, Togo, Nogi

By Scherer, James A.B., Ph.D., LL.D., Author of The Romance of Japan, Etc.

Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1936 Hardback, 130mm x 195mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). Pp (viii), 133 + (v)) blank leaves at rear, with a tissue-guarded b/w photo frontispiece plate and red-printed title-page vignette. With the Compliments slip of the Hokuseido Press tipped-onto the half-title page, and with the tissue-guarded original black & red-printed Japanese/English sales ticket preserved on a rear blank leaf. Withdrawn from Keele University Library, with a few minor external light rubs and marks, and Keele's neat embossed stamp impression to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. Otherwise very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/red-printed Mount Fuji logo to front board.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$67.57

I Shall Die Laughing
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I Shall Die Laughing

By Phillips, A.H.

London: Claud Morris Books Limited, 1947 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 210pp with Publisher's title-page vignette. Prelims and margins of some leaves toned, otherwise good in the original blue cloth-covered bo\ards/gilt titles [the latter faded to spine]. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$20.27

Seeing Secret Harmonies. Pictures of Anthony Powell
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Seeing Secret Harmonies. Pictures of Anthony Powell

By Warren, Jeremy, Spurling, Hilary, Taylor, D.J. & Mount Ferdinand [ Contributors ]

London: TLS [ The Times Literary Supplement ], 2005 148mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Pp (x), 82 with 22 illustrations in b/w & colour [incl. frontispiece portrait] Fine, in the original colour-illustrated thin card-covers. First Edition. Fine/N/A. 8vo..

$16.89

Heswall Golf Club 1902-2002
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Heswall Golf Club 1902-2002

By Kenney, Patrick

Worcestershire: Grant Books, 2001 Hardback, 180mm x 237mm tall (7.25" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xiii, 146, with 75 b/w photos, several figures in the text, and a total of 17 full-colour photographs, including the frontispiece, the illustrated title page and a double-leaf plate. Rear-pocket contains a fine colour-printed double-folding leaf showing plans of the course at it was in 1909, 1922, 1932, 1957, 1959 & 2001. Published as a Limited Edition, the volume is Number 532 of 800 only. Fine, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles and with the Club's coat-of-arms in gilt to the front board.. First Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Fine/Glassine d/w. 4to.. Limited Edition.

$47.30

The Danger of Cruising and other Poems
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The Danger of Cruising and other Poems

By Sutton, Charles

Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1937 Hardback, 115mm x 205mm tall (6" x 8" approx.). 79pp plus a frontispiece and two other single-sided plate leaves, containing a total of 4 b/w photos. Privately published by Sutton, a Manchester Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Valuer of some forty years standing, the book includes a seven-page autobiographical section describing a 1936 seventy-four day, 22,000 mile, cruise on the s.s. Arandora Star, a Blue Star Line vessel, including visits to Mexico City, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Hollywood, including the Universal Film Studios. Inscribed, signed & dated 19th Dec.1936 by the Author on the front free endpaper, the book is largely unopened. A couple of areas of light dulling to rear board, a previous owner's illustrated book label to f.f.e.p. and one leaf carelessly opened with a small tear-without-loss to the blank margin. Otherwise very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt title.. Inscribed & Signed by the Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$101.35

The Castle Diaries. Two Volumes 1964-70 & 1974-76
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The Castle Diaries. Two Volumes 1964-70 & 1974-76

By Castle, Barbara - SIGNED

London 1980 & 1984: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980 Two volumes, hardback, each 175mm x 255mm tall (7" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xvi, 858 & (x), 788, each with a b/w photo frontispiece plate, Fine, in the original cloth covered boards/gilt spine titles, and with almost fine, unclipped, dust-wrappers. The first of the two volumes published, being the Castle Diaries 1974-76, is inscribed and signed on the half-title page "To Drew - best wishes from Barbara Castle". Some additional postage may be required for this heavy set.. Inscribed and Signed by the Author. First Editions. Cloth. Fine/Almost Fine.

$101.35

William Cumming Henley, His Days and Ways. INCLUDING Lantern Lecture 'The Oak and Its Folk' Delivered By W.C. Henley at the Dartmouth Library Society in 1916 or 1917
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William Cumming Henley, His Days and Ways. INCLUDING Lantern Lecture 'The Oak and Its Folk' Delivered By W.C. Henley at the Dartmouth Library Society in 1916 or 1917

By Henley, Ellen Pamela with a Foreword by Ida Walker

Dartmouth: R. Cranford & Son, Ltd, 1953 Hardback, 215mm x 278mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). Pp (xxiv), 69 plus a frontispiece and with 30 further b/w photos. Original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt title. Rubs to head & tail and some other marks to binding but internally very good.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 4to..

$27.03

Radio Onederland. The Story of Radio One. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY
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Radio Onederland. The Story of Radio One. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY

By Skues, Keith with a Foreword by Robin Scott, Controller Radio One and Two

Lavenham Suffolk: The Landmark Press, 1968 115mm x 178mm tall (4.5" x 7" approx.). 224pp, with a frontispiece plate and 48 further b/w photographs of the UK radio disc jockeys of the day. SIGNED on the title-page by Keith Skues with his hand-written inscription "To Mr. Gatley, Sincere Good Wishes; - Please give my love to Altrincham Grammar School & the village of Timperley"... Presentation Inscription Signed by Author. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Hardland, Chris [cover design].

$60.81

The Chappell Era SIGNED BY AUTHOR
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The Chappell Era SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By Brayshaw, Ian

Sydney: ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1984 Hardback, 177mm x 238mm tall (7" x 9.25" approx.). 160pp, with 51 b/w photographs. Fine, in the original colour-illustrated, laminated boards/white titles. Signed by the Author on the title-page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Laminated Boards. Fine/N/A. 4to.

$33.78

The Thursday Shop. An Antique Dealer's Diary
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The Thursday Shop. An Antique Dealer's Diary

By Summers, Anne

Kineton, Warwick: The Roundwood Press Limited, 1969 Hardback, 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 223pp. Very good, in the original light-brown buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped & almost fine illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$10.47

The Life and Letters of Edward John Dent, Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors WITH SUPPLEMENT
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The Life and Letters of Edward John Dent, Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors WITH SUPPLEMENT

By Mercer, Vaudrey, M.B., B.Chir. (Cantab); M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

The Antiquarian Horological Society, 1977 TWO VOLUMES, Firstly, a hardback. 4to. 190mm x 250mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx). Pp xx, 829, with a frontispiece plate of Edward John Dent, 154 further b/w plates with hundreds of illustrations and text figures, and 2 colour-plates.Some light spotting of the closed-page edges, otherwise almost fine, in the original red boards/gilt decorated spine and title, and with the very good and unclipped, photo-illustrated, dust-wrapper. Uncommon. TOGETHER WITH the even scarcer Supplement, published as a soft-cover in 1983 [the 1st and only edition], the supplement having minor rubs to the head & tail of its spine but otherwise very good in the original illustrated, black-printed, red thin-card covers. The Supplement takes the pagination from 831 to 891 incl, with a Family Tree, Plates 159-176 incl. and 4 folding or multi-folding technical drawings. Some additional postage may be required for this heavy set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Almost Fine/Very Good. Sm 4to..

$655.38

Thomas Girtin's Water-Colours
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Thomas Girtin's Water-Colours

By Davies, Randall

London: The Studio, Limited, 1924 Hardback, 240mm x 298mm tall (9.25" x 11.75" approx.). Pp vii, 31, plus 96pp of plates, comprised of 16 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, tipped-onto grey stock, and 80 monotone illustrations. A couple of minor chips to spine head, otherwise very good, in the original binding of quarter parchment with raised bands/grey paper-covered boards/gilt spine title/gilt on orange title to front board & gilt rulings/top edges gilt. With the attractive Art Nouveau bookplate of Rachel Agnes Talbot to the front pastedown. . Quarter Parchment & Boards. Good/No d/w.

$108.10

Master of Deception. Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East.
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Master of Deception. Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East.

By Mure, David

London: William Kimber, 1980 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). 284pp, including an Appendix and a Bibliography, plus 8pp plates with 13 illustrations, chiefly in b/w photo. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the slight edge-chipped but otherwise sound and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo..

$24.32

John Gully and His Times

By Darwin, Bernard

London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1935 Hardback, 125mm x 193mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp x, 230 + 4 b/w plates including a frontispiece. From the holdings of Burnley Mechanics Institute, with label to the front pastedown and accession number to spine. Occasional light spotting, more so to prelims, and some rubs and marks to cloth, otherwise good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$40.54

Dean Forest Footplate Memories [signed by Author & three of his colleagues]
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Dean Forest Footplate Memories [signed by Author & three of his colleagues]

By Barnett, Bob

Great Addingon, Kettering: Silver Link Publishing Ltd, 2007 175mm x 240mm tall (7" x 9.5" approx.). 208pp with a frontispiece map; a double-page plan of of the stations and layout at Lydney Junction, and b/w photos throughout [including photographs and short biographies of thirty-eight of the Author's fellow workers at the Railway, three of which have been signed by their subjects]. Very good, in the original photo-illustrated soft-card covers, with the laid-down, colour-printed label "This copy is an Autographed First Edition signed by the Author at The Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Gloucester, Easter 2007". Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. Lge 8vo..

$27.03

The Diary of Beatrice Webb 4 Vol Set. Vol One, 1873-1892, 'Glitter Around and Darkness Within'; Vol Two, 1892-1905, 'All the Good Things of Life'; Vol Three, 1905-1924, 'The Power to Alter Things'; Vol Four, 1924-1943, 'The Wheel of Life'.
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The Diary of Beatrice Webb 4 Vol Set. Vol One, 1873-1892, 'Glitter Around and Darkness Within'; Vol Two, 1892-1905, 'All the Good Things of Life'; Vol Three, 1905-1924, 'The Power to Alter Things'; Vol Four, 1924-1943, 'The Wheel of Life'.

By MacKenzie, Norman and Jeanne (edit). & Beatrice Webb

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press, 1982 Hardbacks, each 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx). Vol 1: Pp xxii, 386 + 8 plates with a total of 40 b/w photos. Vol 2: Pp xv, 376 + 4 plates with a total of 27 b/w photos. Vol 3: Pp xvii, 460 + 4 plates with a total of 28 b/w photos, & Vol 4: Pp xvi, 519 + 4 plates with a total of 31 b/w photos, each volume also having a double-page family tree of the Potter sisters and endpapers illustrated by reproductions from the hand-written diaries. All First Editions as published between 1982 & 1985, each being fine, in the original pastel coloured linen-covered boards/.gilt spine titles and with its fine and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Lge 8vo..

$101.35

Early Science in Oxford Vol. VII The Life and Work of Robert Hooke Part II. [ Volume Seven 7 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii] + 397- 806 inclusive. with a b/w frontispiece plate, another b/w plate, and over 50 illustrations in line, both in the text and on plate leaves. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as Issued]. 8vo..

$67.57

The Queen's Conjurer. The Science and Magic of Dr. Dee SIGNED COPY
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The Queen's Conjurer. The Science and Magic of Dr. Dee SIGNED COPY

By Woolley, Benjamin

London: HarperCollins, 2001 Hardback,140mm x 225mm tall (65.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 354 with decorated capitals and 14 illustrations in the text [including a double-page line-drawn map "Dee's Journey across Europe"; 20 plates (with 19 b/w photos. & 9 in colour), and colour-printed double-page map endpapers. Almost fine, in the original maroon boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped and almost fine, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by the Author to the title-page "Ben Woolley Cheltenham 17th Oct. 2001". Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$47.30

Out on a Limb [ Inscribed & Signed ]
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Out on a Limb [ Inscribed & Signed ]

By MacLaine, Shirley

London: Elm Tree Books, 1983 Hardback, 155mm x 235mm tall (6.25" x 9.25" approx.). Pp (x), 372. Paper stock lightly tanned to margins, otherwise very good, in the original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the very good and unclipped colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper. WITH, to the front free endpaper, the Author's hand-written presentation inscription "For Darling Russian Ray with Love & Mischievousness and yellow sunshine always, (Signed, and with a drawing of a heart pieced by an arrow) Shirley". Inscribed and Signed by the Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$47.30

On the Move. A Life
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On the Move. A Life

By Sacks, Oliver

London: Picador, 2015 Hardback, 155mm x 240mm tall. (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp (x), 397 + (i), plus 32pp of plates with a total of 58 photographs, 26 in colour & 32 b/w. Fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/white spine title, and with the fine, unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition, 1st Issue. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Lge 8vo..

$33.78

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