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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Perpetua Books : London, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A humorous description and guide to the United States of America by longtime collaborators, Alex Atkinson and Ronald Searle. First edition, held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Adorned with Searle's humorous comic drawings. This amusing work on America has been written, as stated to the preface 'by a man who has never been there in his life'. Atkinson was a journalist, novelist and playwright he is probably best remembered for his collaborative works with Ronald Searle. Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon artist. He created the famous St Trinian's School and collaborated with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series. Searle received many critical recognition for his work especially in America. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Advertising and Illustration Award in 1959 and 1965, The Reuben Award in 1960 and many more. Condition: In the original full cloth binding. Held in orig ... Read more

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- Wien - In Kommission Bei Alfred Holder, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection ofGerman publications on mathematics. Including:Uber die Darstellung Gegebner Funktionen Durch Singulare Integrale by Hans Han(1916, in two parts)Uber die Eigenbewegungen der Fixsterne. Kritik der Zweishwarmhypothese by S. Oppenheim(1911), with the fourth part entitled Das Verteilungsgesetz der Eigenbewegungen (1919)Eine Methode der Ephemeridenrechnung Mittelst Numerischer Intergration by Dr. Carl Hillebrand (1908)Definitive Bahnbestimmung des Kometen 1826 V und Berechnung seines Voruberganges vor der Sonnenscheibe by Adolf Hnatek(1904)Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and slight rubbing. Sunning to the spine also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just some foxing to the original wraps. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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eipzig- Berlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1831 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this work on art history. In GermanAmadeus Wendt was a German philosopher and historian. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with rubbing and bumping. Dampstaining to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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Ula and the Spriggans

A.F.C. Hillstead

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ondon- Faber and Faber Ltd, 1948 Book. VERY GOOD in GOO. Hardcover. This is an illustrated work by A . F. C. Hillstead. Illustrated throughout by Scott Shepherd. Condition: In a red cloth binding in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with light rubbing and bumping. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper sound in protective Brodart wraps, with some chipping, handling marks and edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with occasional scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD in GOOD dustwrapper..

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The Ulcerated Milkman

William Sansom

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE with a NEAR
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London - The Hogarth Press, 1966 Book. FINE with a NEAR. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this collection of linked short storiesby William Sansom. William Sansom (18 January 1912 20 April 1976) was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style. Condition: In a full cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart. Dustwrapper is smart also, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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Ulick and Soracha

George Moore

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London - Nonesuch Press, 1926 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. The first edition of George Moore's novel Ulick and Soracha. Limited edition, number 637 of 1250 copies printed on japon vellum for the Nonesuch Press. With scarce original dustwrapper in a complete and fine condition. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Signed by the author to the verso of the limited edition page. The Nonesuch Press specialised in limited edition and private press. They were unusual among private presses as they used a small Albion press to design the books, but had them printed by commercial printers. In doing so, books with the quality of a fine-press were produced, but available to a wider audience at lower prices. This is the first edition of this work by George Moore. Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, memoirist and dramatist. Condition: In original fawn coloured clothwith the original printed wra ... Read more

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Ulick and Soracha

George Moore

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ont> The Nonesuch Press : London, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A lovely limited first edition copy of this charming historical romance novel by the renowned Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and art critic George Moore; signed by the author to the limited edition colophon page, This copy is number 99 of the twelve hundred and fifty copies printed on japon vellum for the Nonesuch Press. The Nonesuch Press specialised in limited edition and private press. They were founded by Francis Meynell, his second wife Vera Mendel and their friend David Garnett. Their aspiration was for their publications to be aligned with the same aesthetic standards as the private press movement. They were unusual as they used a small Albion press to design the books, but had them printed by commercial printers. In doing so, books with the quality of a fine-press were produced, but available to a wider audience at lower prices. This copy features a charming copper-plate engraving, des ... Read more

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Ulick and Soracha

George Moore

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London - The Nonesuch Press, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, bevelled edges and unclipped dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is of a smaller size than the book, as is usual. Signed by the author. First edition. Limited edition, number 384 of 1,250. The dustwrapper is designed by Marion V. Dorn. The engraving is by Stephen Gooden. George Augustus Moore (1852 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of mile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. Marion V. Dorn (18961964) was a designer ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Henry Kent Causton : London, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A interesting work designed to aid with the calculating void spaces in casks. A very scarce work being a mathematical aid. A new edition, revised. Undated. The first edition of this work was published in 1784, with this copy being a later revised edition, hence the circa date. Written by James Boydell who was an inventor who is credited with designing the first steam traction engine. This particular work that offers a series of charts that can be used to calculate the 'ullage' contents of any cask, that being the remaining vacant space. This space can be important when transporting certain goods to account for expansion. This very scarce work offers a useful exercise that can be used to in relation to any cask, however large. The publishers information to the title page appears to have been printed back-to-front with a corrected slip pasted on top. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally rubbed to the extremit ... Read more

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Ulric the Farm Servant. A Story of the Bernese Lowland

Jeremias Gotthelf; Julia Firth; John Ruskin

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ont> George Allen : Kent, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A sound copy of this English translation of 'Ulric the Farm Servant', with notes by John Ruskin. 'Ulric the Farm Servant' is a novel by the Swiss novelist Jeremais Gotthelf. The novel tells the story of Ulric, a poor peasant labourer. Over the course of the novel, he develops into the owner of a prosperous farm. Gotthelf also wrote a sequel to this novel, entitled 'Ulric the Tenant'. Gotthelf started his writing career late in life, after working in the church. Some of his other works include 'The Black Spider', 'Anne-Babi Jowager', 'Kathi, die Grossmutter', and 'Die Kaserei in der Vehfreude'. Translated into English from the original German by Julia Firth. In a Palmer Howe and Co binding, with their binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Revised and edited with notes by John Ruskin. Ruskin was the most influential art critic of the Victorian era, who also wrote widely on various o ... Read more

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Ulysses S. Grant

William Conant Church

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New York, London - G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated biography of the 18th President of the United States. With fold-out maps and several full page illustrations and photographs. William Conant Church was an American journalist and soldier. He helped his father edit and publish the New York Chronicle from a young age. He worked for several newspapers in his life and it was not until his later years that he wrote biographies. Condition: In a full tree calf school binding. Externally, very smart with some marks to rear board. Has been rebacked. Hinges arestrained but firm. Library bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean apart from the odd spot. Small bookseller'slabel to verso of frontendpaper indicates Charpentier & co. Portsmouth. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Umbrella Narcopolis

Will Self; Jeet Thayil

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ont> Bloomsbury; Faber and Faber : London, 2012 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A two volume set of signed first edition Booker shortlisted works from 2012, collecting Will Self's 'Umbrella' with Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis'. This two volume set of signed, first edition works collects Will Self's 'Umbrella' and Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis', which were both shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize in 2012, with Thayil's 'Narcopolis', his debut novel, also being shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize and winning the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2013. Will Self is a celebrated author and journalist, acclaimed for the fantastical and satirical style of his works that often explore themes of mental health and drug use, with 'Umbrella' weaving the story of a psychiatrist's treatment of a hospitalised patient using a stream-of-consciousness approach. Jeet Thayil is a poet and musician, successfull ... Read more

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Umrisse zu Schiller's Lied von der Glocke nebst Andeutungen von Moritz Retzsch

Friederich Schiller; illustrated by Moritz Retzsch

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Stuttgart and Tbingen - J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Das Lied von der Glocke (The Song of the Bell) is a poem that the German poet Friedrich Schiller published in 1798. This edition is illustrated with forty-three engraved line drawings by Moritz Retzsch. Das Lied von der Glocke is one of the most famous poems of German literature and with 430 lines also one of the longest. In it, Schiller combines a knowledgeable technical description of a bell founding with points of view and comments on human life, its possibilities and risks. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788 - 1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these d ... Read more

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Un Bon Petit Diable

Mme la Comtesse de Segur

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Paris - Librairie Hachette, 1895 Book. Good. Hardcover. A copy of Un Bon Petit Diable by Mme la Comtesse de Segur. Illustrations by H. Castelli. Sophie, Countess of Segur (nee Countess Sofiya Feodorovna Rostopchina; Saint Petersburg, 1 August 1799 - Paris, 9 February 1874) was a French writer of Russian birth. Condition: In a decorative red cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Spine is cocked and sunned. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning and age-toning. Overall: GOOD..

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Un Cambrioleur amateur: Raffles

Ernest William Hornung

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Paris - La Renaissance du Livre, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of this collection of short stories,known inEnglish as 'The Amateur Cracksman', which follows the adventures of the British gentleman thief Arthur J. Raffles. Translated from English to French by Henry Evie. Containing: 'Les Ides de mars', 'Une piece costumee', 'Gentlemen et professionnels', 'Le premier pas', 'Un assassinat', 'A cote de la loi', 'La revanche d'un match', and 'Le present de l'empereur'. The front blank has a pencil inscription reading 'L'Odeon Theatre, Paris, May 1935'. (The Odeon Theatre is one of France's six national theatres). The character Raffles, first created in the 1890s, is often regarded as an inversion of the sleuth Sherlock Holmes, created by Hornung's brother in law Arthur Conan Doyle. Raffles supports his lavish London lifestyle and career as a cricketer by carrying out ingenious burglaries. A master of disgu ... Read more

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Un Divorce

Paul Bourget

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aris- Librairie Plon, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This is an attractive copy of this novel by Paul Bourget. In the original French. Paul Charles Joseph Bourget was a French novelist and critic. He published hisfirst volumes of verse between 1872 and 1873 which werefollowed ten years later by his longer works of fiction. Condition: In a quarter calf binding. Externally, smart with some light rubbing and bumping. Booksellers label to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with occasional scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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Paris - Librairie Plon, 1900 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (1852-1935) French novelist and critic. He was admitted to the Acadmie franaise in 1894, and in 1895 was promoted to be an officer of the Lgion d'honneur, having received the decoration of the order ten years before. He was very popular during his time and has had a lasting effect on French literature. One of his poems was the inspiration for a song by Debussy titled Beau Soir. This book was previously owned by Ronald Lindsayand contains his bookplate. Ronald Lindsay served as British Ambassador to the United States of America 1929-39. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards securely attached. There is some minor wear to the extremities includingsome rubbing to the leather. Internally, the pages are generallycleanand bright. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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sp;- Paris - Calmann Lvy7 by 5; 255pp., 1887 Book. Hardcover. A smartand stoutly-bound Victorian pocketedition ofMariage d'Amour, by Ludovic Halvy. Halvy was multi-talented in the arts, writing novels, plays, and even operatic libretti throughout most of the 19th century. Thirty-second edition from the ancient and venerable publishers Lvy Brothers and Company. Condition: Externally, bound in quarterleather with marbled paper boards. A trifle rubbed at extermities; with red leather, marbled boards, and gilt embellishment. Internally, very firmly bound with smart marbled endpapers. Some foxing throughout, markedly to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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Un Mot Sur l'Ouvrage de M. de Custine Intitule: La Russie en 1839, Par un Russe

[Ksaverii Ksaverievich Labenskii]; [Jean Polonius]

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ar un Russe, 1843 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this critical reply to the Marquis de Custine's negative work on Russia on his visit in 1839. In the original French. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. In the original French. With a half-title. This work is a critical reply to the Marquis de Custine's work 'La Russie en 1839', which was written after he visited Russia in 1839. Custine spent most of his time in St. Petersburg, but also visited Yaroslavl and Moscow. His work shows his negative reaction to the autocracy in Russia, at what he saw as the Russian's collaboration in their own oppression, and at the backwardness of the Russian Orthodox Church. Custine's work also severely mocked the Russian nobility and Tsar Nicholas I. Custine's work was widely read in France, England, and Germany, going through six printings quickly. However the work was banned in Russia. Some copies of the book were smuggled into Russia, havin ... Read more

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Un Peuple Ressuscite

Fernand-Laurent

  • Edition: First edition.
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New York - Brentano's, 1943 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition, French languagepaperback of Fernand-Laurent's account of France after its defeat in the Second World War. A former deputy, Laurent escaped to America aftertwo years of the Nazi occupation andwrote this account, detailing how the French are gradually becoming a 'ressucitated people' and regaining their solidarity. Condition: Bound in paper wraps. Externally sound, with some light marking to the boards and backstrip as well as somebumping to the extremities. Cover also features small ink note from previous owner. Internally firmly bound and the pages are bright and cleann. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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