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The Annotated Dickens

By DICKENS, Charles; Edward Guiliano and Philip Collins (introductions, annotations)

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1986. First Edition. First printing. Two thick quarto (28.5cm) volumes; Gilt-stamped, dark red publisher's cloth-covered boards, in slipcase of same material; xxi,1075pp (Vol. 1); 1121pp (Vol. 2). Textblock edges slightly soiled and toned; some page corner creasing; overall sound and clean. Boards showing trivial wear to panels and edges; front panels of both volumes have light soiling. Both spines slightly sunned, with creasing and hinge wear. Overall, a Near Fine, complete set. This set reproduces seven of Dickens' most well-known novels, accompanied by complete annotations and introductory information for each. With text-illustrations throughout in b/w. Also includes a brief biography on the author himself, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.

$50.00

A Christmas Carol

By DICKENS, Charles; Arthur Rackham (illustrations)

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, n.d.. Later printing. Octavo (21cm.); red publisher's cloth-backed boards with black lettering on spine, in pale grey pictorial dustwrapper; frontis.,xi,147pp. Textblock slightly toned on edges, with mild handling wear to pages/bindings. Gift inscription on front pastedown. Stray mark on page 133. Boards have material wear/fading to upper extremities; dented corner on upper front panel; trivial wear along other edges. Dustwrapper has surface wear, with minor chips and creasing along front panel upper margins. Small spot of clear tape residue to verso of jacket. Overall, a sound, Very Good+ copy. This undated reprint of Dickens' classic holiday ghost story contains eleven color plates and a color frontispiece, plus several b/w text illustrations throughout, all by Arthur Rackham.

$50.00

Good-bye, Mr. Chips

By HILTON, James; H.M. Brock (illustrations)

Little, Brown & Co, 1935. First Thus. First printing. Octavo (20cm.); green pictorial publisher's cloth-backed boards w/ gilt lettering, in yellow pictorial dustwrapper; frontis.,viii,132pp. Textblock slightly worn on fore edge and toned w/ spot of soiling on top edge. Gift inscription on inner front endpaper, else pages clean and sound. Boards show mild wear, especially on edges and heel of spine; soiled along inner margins. Textblock and Boards Near Fine. Dustwrapper has some surface wear, toning, and soiling, with mostly minor tearing along edges. Crown of spine is fraying with some material loss; heel same to a lesser extent. Inner flaps soiled along upper margins; price clipped. Else Very Good. This is the first illustrated edition of Hilton's classic novel about an English schoolmaster. Illustrations are b/w, and include four plates and a frontispiece.

$50.00

Fool the Toff: A Walker Mystery

By CREASEY, John

New York: Walker and Company, 1966. First American Edition. First printing. Octavo (20.5cm.); red paper-covered boards with black lettering, in red pictorial dustwrapper; 191pp. Textblock toned and soiled along edges, and toned along page margins. Evidence of damping on rear endpaper, else sound and sturdy. Boards lightly faded along upper extremities, with soiling along inner panel margins. Textblock and boards both Very Good+. Dustwrapper has surface wear and staining, especially along extremities. Mostly trivial creasing and tears along edges; small chip with material loss on lower front corner, plus spine ends. Sticker on front panel. Foxed on verso; inner flaps soiled along upper extremities; just Very Good. 23rd in Creasey's long-running British adventure series starring The Toff, an aristocratic sleuth; this story concerns a matrimonial agency and a string of disappearances.

$35.00

Meditations and Contemplations

By HERVEY, James

London: George Virtue, n.d., ca. 1860. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, gilt spine in six compartments, all edges gilt; 7,[ii]-xxxi,[7]-352pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece, two leaves of plates. Leather rather dried and scuffed at extremities, joints starting to crack but holding, frontispiece foxed, contemporary ownership signature effaced, later (1939) ownership inscription with the owner's ballpoint pen markings throughout textblock. A Good, sound reading copy overall. An uncommon edition, OCLC locating four copies as of October, 2019.

$35.00

The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll
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The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll

By BISGROVE, Richard

Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1992. First American Edition. First American printing. Quarto (26cm.); grey publisher's cloth boards with silver print on spine, in color pictorial dust jacket; 192pp. Text showcases the work of famed English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, through over 100 full color photographs and 45 annotated watercolor schematics. Text block is clean and secure in binding, with very faint marginal toning. Dust jacket is price-clipped on inner front panel; trivial surface wear to front and back panels but lightly sunned along extemities. Overall Fine.

$40.00

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons

By [FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS]

Oxford: Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co, 1840. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); contemporary full dark plum gilt-tooled morocco, gilt spine in six compartments, all edges gilt; 413,[3]pp. & unpaginated supplement with added title page: "A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. By N. Tate and N. Brady." Extremities and spine joints a bit rubbed, contemporary gift inscription to front flyleaf, else a Very Good, quite attractively bound copy. Contemproary fore-edge painting showing a view of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War, most likely based on a panorama by George Heap of the city from the New Jersey shore, the Delaware River teeming with warships. (Location and year based on contemporary note on front free endpaper verso, "Philadelphia, 1778.").

$750.00

Report by Mr. Julius Carlebach [...] The Future of Youth Aliyah
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Report by Mr. Julius Carlebach [...] The Future of Youth Aliyah

By [ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION] CARLEBACH, Julius

London: Anglo-Israel Association, 1968. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 32pp. Faint crease to front cover, else a clean, unmarked, Near fine copy.

$25.00

Lecture by Viscount Samuel, C.M.G. on The Next Ten Years in Israel in the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons..
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Lecture by Viscount Samuel, C.M.G. on The Next Ten Years in Israel in the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons..

By [ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION] VISCOUNT SAMUEL

London: Anglo-Israel Association, 1964. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 20pp. Clean and unmarked, Near Fine, with Association newsletter for June 26, 1964 laid in.

$25.00

Abstract of Text from Builders' Jewel and Builders' Chest-Book (London, 1746)
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Abstract of Text from Builders' Jewel and Builders' Chest-Book (London, 1746)

By LANGLEY, Batty

Washington DC: Reprint Company, n.d., ca. 1906. Hardcover. Slim folio (33.5cm.); publisher's two-toned cloth (tan and maroon), upper cover lettered in gilt, spine stamped in tan and gilt; 15pp. & [20]ll. reproducing 89 plates. Ex-University of Mary Washington with their usual markings and deaccession rubberstamp, boards rubbed with some exposure at corners, spine lettering partly effaced, textblock a bit dust-soiled, else Good or better.

$75.00

A Mechanistic or a Human Society
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A Mechanistic or a Human Society

By WELLOCK, Wilfred; Ralph Templin, intro

[New York: Fellowship Publications, n.d., ca. 1943. Paperback. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's blue printed staplebound card wrappers; 32pp. Light toning to extremities, contemporary ink note on last leaf of text, else Very Good to Near Fine. The British pacifist politician on the dangers of mechanization.

$20.00

The 100 Families That Rule the Empire
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The 100 Families That Rule the Empire

By WIRSING, Giselher; George Sylvester Viereck, pref

Scotch Plains, NJ: Flanders Hall, [1941]. First American Edition. Paperback. Nazi journalist's critique of Great Britain's global power, published in the United States as part of the isolationist rhetoric stating that the war is "a world revolution against British plutocracy. Is this caste of a few hundred families once more to come out of a war as the exploiter and profiteer?" With a preface by the German-American Nazi propagandist George Sylvester Viereck. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's pink and white decorative card wrappers lettered in black; xii,13-116pp.; photographic frontispiece, there leaves of plates including one folding plan, additional text illus. throughout, several double-paged. Wrappers a bit faded at extremities, chipping at spine foot, some neat contemporary underlining in blue and red pencil, ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Good to Very Good overall.

$50.00

What is the Christian Left
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What is the Christian Left

By [JORDAN, J. (Miss)]

[London: no imprint, n.d.]. Pamphlet. 12mo. Printed stiff card wrappers; 7pp. Published as "Christian Left Pamphlet, No. 1." Signed in print at end of text, "Miss J. Jordan, 172 Russell Court, London." Mild cover soil; Very Good to Near Fine. A brief introduction to Christian Socialism, by a writer unknown to us. Two only noted in OCLC (2019). British Library cataloguing supplies a date of 1939.

$30.00

The Embers of Easter 1916-1966 [in] New Left Review no. 37 (May-June 1966)
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The Embers of Easter 1916-1966 [in] New Left Review no. 37 (May-June 1966)

By O'BRIEN, Conor Cruise

London: New Left Review, 1966. Paperback. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 96pp. Soil to covers; external wear; Very Good. Other contributors Joan Robinson ("China and the Communes"); André Gorz ("Sartre and Marx"); Bob Rowthorn ("Modern Capitalism").

$25.00

Anarchism versus Socialism
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Anarchism versus Socialism

By OWEN, William C.

London: Freedom Press, 1922. Pamphlet. Second edition. 12mo; printed thick-paper wrappers; 32pp. Near Fine. First published in the U.S. by Emma Goldman under her Mother Earth imprint, 1908. This is the first Freedom Press printing. A fresh copy.

$25.00

[Drop title] Great Anti-Slavery Meeting at Mount-Zion Chapel

By [BIRMINGHAM ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY]

[Birmingham: B. Hudson, n.d., ca. 1835]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); side-stitched self-wrappers; 28pp. A few faint creases, else a Near Fine, unopened copy. Events recorded at what appears to be a meeting of the Birmingham Anti-Slavery Society (we find other B. Hudson pamphlets published explicity for that Society), attended most notably by the Irish Catholic emancipator Daniel O'Connell. Local businessman Joseph Sturge organized the Society for complete emancipation in 1835, this meeting one of several held in order to raise local support. We find no separately catalogued copies of this title in OCLC or COPAC as of July, 2019.

$125.00

Oration in Honor of Universal Emancipation in the British Empire, Delivered at South Reading, August First, 1834

By CHILD, David L.

Boston: Garrison and Knapp, 1834. First Edition. Paperback. Address delivered on the occasion of Britain's abolition of slavery, the author describing what he believed to be seven stages, spanning two and a half centuries, that lead to this decision, reflecting his wife Lydia Maria Child's "emphasis on the long history of the movement to which they were committed" (Edward Bartlett Rugemer, "The Problem of Emancipation" (2009), p. 138). DUMOND, p. 37; LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 2264. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's stitched self-wrappers; 38pp. Foxing throughout, rear leaf (blank) creased, else Very Good and sound overall.

$175.00

Frederica Queen of the Hellenes: Mission of a Modern Queen [Inscribed Copy]
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Frederica Queen of the Hellenes: Mission of a Modern Queen [Inscribed Copy]

By [BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY] PAPANICOLAOU, Lilika S.

Malta: Publishers Enterprises Group, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Royal octavo (25cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 509pp; illus. Fine, unworn copy in crisp dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Mrs. A[rthur] Sulzberger" on front endpaper, undated but apparently contemporary.

$150.00

Marching on Tanga: with General Smuts in East Africa
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Marching on Tanga: with General Smuts in East Africa

By [WW1] YOUNG, F. Brett

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo ( 19.5cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 264pp; illus; folding map at rear. Speck of soil at base of front board, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, lightly worn and soiled with a few brief, closed tears; Very Good. Scarce thus.

$200.00

A King's Story. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor [Signed, Limited First Edition]
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A King's Story. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor [Signed, Limited First Edition]

By [ENGLISH ROYAL FAMILY] EDWARD, Duke of Windsor

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1951. First, Limited Edition. Leather_bound. Number 230 of 385 signed and hand-numbered copies. Royal octavo (25cm). Publisher's full morocco gilt; silk endpapers; 435pp; folding map. Shallow chips to leather at spine ends; scuffing and wear to joints, board edges and corners with thin crack beginning at lower 2" of front joint; slight fading to moiré endpapers at edges; about Very Good. Boldly signed by Edward at limitation page. A presentable but not pristine copy, worthy of the minor conservation required.

$650.00

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