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BAMFORD, Samuel, 1788-1872 : PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF A RADICAL.

BAMFORD, Samuel, 1788-1872 : PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF A RADICAL.

London : MacGibbon & Kee, (1967). Originally published serially in Manchester in the early 1840s and here in a slightly shortened modern edition – one of the most important documents of nineteenth-century radicalism, covering the turbulent years either side of the Peterloo massacre, in the aftermath of which the highly articulate Bamford, both weaver and poet, was charged with treason and wrongly convicted of inciting a riot – “it is a voice that England cannot afford even now to shut its ears to”. With a preface by Tim Hilton.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 368pp. Original boards; top edge red; very good in a just lightly used and slightly creased dust-jacket.

£20

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BENKOVITZ, Miriam J. (Miriam Jeanette), 1911-1986 : RONALD FIRBANK : A BIOGRAPHY.

BENKOVITZ, Miriam J. (Miriam Jeanette), 1911-1986 : RONALD FIRBANK : A BIOGRAPHY.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1970). First British edition. The first full-scale biography of the author of those “gossamer novels of scintillating nonsense”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xviii,300,x pp. Plates. Portraits. Original pinkish-grey boards, lettered in black; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket with a couple of short tears.

£20

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“BOGARDE, Dirk” – [VAN DEN BOGAERDE, Sir Derek Jules, 1921-1999] : A POSTILLION STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

“BOGARDE, Dirk” – [VAN DEN BOGAERDE, Sir Derek Jules, 1921-1999] : A POSTILLION STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1977. First edition. Signed by Dirk Bogarde on the title-page. “A most enviable piece of (largely) pastoral recall, nostalgic to the point of being aromatic with the smells, colours, sounds, characters of English pre-war rural life, further embellished by the author’s own pen-and-ink sketches, in the style of E. H. Shepard” (Birmingham Daily Post, 2 April 1977). The first and most celebrated of Bogarde’s sequence of autobiographies.
Medium 8vo (23cm). [xii],268pp. Photo plates and seventeen illustrations by the author. Original bright blue boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered in gilt; a few faint marks, but overall a very good, clean and sound copy in the jacket designed by the author, also very good.

£100

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BOSWELL, James, 1740-1795 : BOSWELL’S LIFE OF JOHNSON.

BOSWELL, James, 1740-1795 : BOSWELL’S LIFE OF JOHNSON.

London : Archibald Constable, 1906. A standard set of “what remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature’s most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation” (Gordon Turnbull in ODNB). Boswell on Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), first published in 1791, and here edited by Augustine Birrell (1850-1933), retaining all the prefatory matter of the earliest editions.
Six volumes. Foolscap 8vo (170 x 104mm). Frontispieces. Bound in a most attractive near contemporary half polished calf, banded and prettily gilt, by John Ramage (1836-1911) & Co.; contrasting labels; top edges gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; very lightly rubbed, but a very good clean and sound set.

£500

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BRONOWSKI, Jacob, 1908-1974 : WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 : A MAN WITHOUT A MASK.

BRONOWSKI, Jacob, 1908-1974 : A MAN WITHOUT A MASK.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1943 (i.e.1944). First edition. “The poet-artist-prophet is seen in relation to the industrial evils of his time” (The Sphere, 6th May 1944). The dazzling Jacob Bronowski shares his passion for the genius of William Blake, whose frontispiece to “Songs of Experience” was to become the final plate in the book version of Bronowski’s “Ascent of Man”.
Crown 8vo (189 x 121mm). [vi],(154)pp. Plates. Bound in a handsome, slightly later, full green crushed morocco (for Hatchard’s); banded and gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; a few minor scuffs, but overall a very good and attractive copy. Pictorial bookplate of J. Hodges.

£125

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BUONAVENTURA, Wendy, 1950- : DARK VENUS : MAUD ALLAN AND THE MYTH OF THE FEMME FATALE.

BUONAVENTURA, Wendy, 1950- : DARK VENUS : MAUD ALLAN AND THE MYTH OF THE FEMME FATALE.

Stroud : Amberley Publishing, (2018). First edition. “How the Dance of the Seven Veils led to ‘the libel case of the century’... A close examination of attitudes to women in the Belle Epoque and beyond”. The sensational life of the dancer Maud Allan (1873-1956).
Medium 8vo (25cm). 287,[i]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

£20

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CAMINADA, Jerome, 1844-1914 : TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DETECTIVE LIFE.

CAMINADA, Jerome, 1844-1914 : TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DETECTIVE LIFE.

Manchester : John Heywood, 1895. First edition. The authentic memoirs of the legendary Manchester detective, widely thought to be a model for Sherlock Holmes – an unorthodox policeman who relied on a mastery of disguise as well as a network of informers. The man who solved the Manchester Cab Murder, he became the first Superintendent of the Manchester C.I.D. in 1897. Reminiscences of thieves, card-sharpers, fraudsters, burglars, race-course crooks, bullies and cadgers, bogus railway bonds, confidence tricks, arsonists, anarchists, gambling hells, and much else. A supplementary volume was published at his own expense in 1901.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 464pp. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrations. Original green armorial cloth gilt; top edge gilt; lightly rubbed and a little worn; cloth a little discoloured in places; internally clean and a reasonable copy of a difficult title.

£100

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CHAMBERS, William, 1800-1883 : STORY OF A LONG AND BUSY LIFE.

CHAMBERS, William, 1800-1883 : STORY OF A LONG AND BUSY LIFE.

Edinburgh & London : W. & R. Chambers, 1882. First edition. The autobiography of the distinguished Scottish publisher William Chambers, partner with his brother Robert in “W. & R. Chambers”, founder of “Chambers’s Journal”, “Chambers’s Encyopaedia”, etc. Contains material on many of the leading writers and public figures of the day.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (118)pp. Portrait frontispiece. Original armorial cloth gilt; slightly rubbed and a little sunned; rear endpaper slightly strained; a few creases, but a good copy.

£20

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[CHAPMAN, Stanley David, 1935- ] : N. M. ROTHSCHILD 1777-1836.

[CHAPMAN, Stanley David, 1935- ] : N. M. ROTHSCHILD 1777-1836.

[London : N. M. Rothschild & Sons,] 1977. First edition. A privately printed monograph to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Nathan Mayer Rothschild – the first of the English Rothschilds. An essay by Chapman concentrating on Rothschild’s early career in England as a textile merchant, 1799-1811.
Imperial 8vo (28cm). [iv],(26),[ii]pp. Folding facsimile frontispiece. Family tree on rear endpapers. Original card wrappers; some minor spotting, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket very lightly rubbed and slightly marked.

£20

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CHATTERTON, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944 : CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH.

CHATTERTON, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944 : CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH.

London : John Lane, The Bodley Head, (1927). First edition. An elegant life of John Smith of Virginia (1580?-1631), soldier, explorer, admiral, colonial governor, and bestower of the name “New England” – rescue by Pocahontas and all the rest. In the “Golden Hind” series.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),286,[vi]pp. Portrait frontispiece. Plates. Three maps, two folding. Original cloth; some very minor wear and a few marks, but a good and sound copy. Pencilled 1930 gift inscription to A. B. Albright – presumably Alfred Beaumont Albright (1861-1932) of Worcestershire.

£25

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CLIFFORD, James L. (James Lowry), 1901-1978 : DICTIONARY JOHNSON : SAMUEL JOHNSON’S MIDDLE YEARS.

CLIFFORD, James L. (James Lowry), 1901-1978 : DICTIONARY JOHNSON : SAMUEL JOHNSON’S MIDDLE YEARS.

London : William Heinemann, (1980). First British edition. Dr. Johnson in the years of the Dictionary, The Idler, Rasselas, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (xii),372pp. Illustrations. Facsimiles. Portraits. Original cloth; tiny nick at head; mild crease to front free endpaper and half-title, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket, a touch sunned, and similarly slightly nicked at head.

£15

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COOKE, George Wingrove, 1814-1865 : MEMOIRS OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.

COOKE, George Wingrove, 1814-1865 : MEMOIRS OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.

London : Richard Bentley, 1835. First edition. The first full-scale biography of the “Man of Mercury” – Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) – politician, exile, writer, historian, philosopher, libertine and wit – a figure, in the author’s phrase, too long “sedulously erased” from the history books. Included as appendices are Bolingbroke’s poems, the articles of impeachment, his will, etc.
Two volumes. Demy 8vo. xx,416; viii,472pp. Portrait frontispiece to each volume. Bound in a later (early twentieth century) half crimson calf, banded and gilt, by Bayntun; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; some minor wear and rubbing; spines a little dulled; some sunning to lower covers; preface and contents leaves to vol. i misbound in vol. ii; text a little marked and fingered in places; one leaf slightly damaged, without loss of text; but overall a good set. With the bookplate of William John Robertson in each volume.

£100

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“COOPER, William” – [HOFF, Harry Summerfield, 1910-2002] : FROM EARLY LIFE.

“COOPER, William” – [HOFF, Harry Summerfield, 1910-2002] : FROM EARLY LIFE.

London : Macmillan London, (1990). First edition. “Written in the rinsed-pebble prose of an outstanding man of letters” – the early reminiscences of the author of “Scenes from Provincial Life”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(170),[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered on spine in gilt; very good in the Paul Collicut dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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CZERNIAWSKI, Adam, 1934- : SCENES FROM A DISTURBED CHILDHOOD.

CZERNIAWSKI, Adam, 1934- : SCENES FROM A DISTURBED CHILDHOOD.

London : Serpent’s Tail, (1991). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1991) by Adam Czerniawski. Memoirs of an extraordinary childhood – Poland, escape to the Middle East, and then to England.
Post 8vo (20cm). xx,(168),[ii],[2]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original pictorial wrappers; very slightly bruised, but still a very good copy.

£20

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DAVIES, W.H. (William Henry), 1871-1940 : THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SUPER-TRAMP.

DAVIES, W.H. (William Henry), 1871-1940 : THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SUPER-TRAMP.

London : A. C. Fifield, 1908. First edition. The first appearance of the book which made Davies’ name – a tramp by road and rail on both sides of the Atlantic in the late nineteenth century. A work of “primitive splendour and directness” (Osbert Sitwell). “Another effect of this book on me is to make me realize what a slave of convention I have been all my life. When I think of the way I worked tamely for my living during all those years when Mr. Davies, a free knight of the highway, lived like a pet bird on titbits, I feel that I have been duped out of my natural liberty” – from the preface by George Bernard Shaw.
Crown 8vo (184 x 113mm). [2],xiv,(296),[viii]pp. Bound in a handsome recent half red morocco, banded and gilt, by Bayntun-Riviere; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; trimmed a touch tight at head, but otherwise a very good copy in an attractive binding.

£400

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DAVIES, W.H. (William Henry), 1871-1940 : NATURE.

DAVIES, W.H. (William Henry), 1871-1940 : NATURE.

London : B. T. Batsford, (1914). First edition. An autobiographical essay, interspersed with some poems. In the Fellowship Books series.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). [ii],(56),[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; lightly sunned; a few spots, but otherwise a very good copy. Contemporary (1918) ownership inscription.

£20

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DAY LEWIS, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 : THE BURIED DAY.

DAY LEWIS, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 : THE BURIED DAY.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First edition. Autobiography of the poet and (as Nicholas Blake) crime-writer.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (244)pp. Plates. Portraits. Original tan buckram, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; a few minor signs of age and use, but overall a very good copy in the Reynolds Stone dust-jacket – just lightly tanned and slightly spotted, with a chip to rear panel. Contemporary (1961) ownership inscription of Mary Mitchell.

£20

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DEVONSHIRE, Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of, 1920-2014 : HOME TO ROOST AND OTHER PECKINGS.

DEVONSHIRE, Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of, 1920-2014 : HOME TO ROOST AND OTHER PECKINGS.

London : John Murray, (2009). First edition. Signed by Debo Devonshire, the last of the Mitford Sisters, on the title-page. Vignettes and reminiscences, funny, shrewd and moving – both at J. F. Kennedy’s inauguration and at his funeral, at the local post office, the 1938 London season, the Farmers’ Club dinner, book signings, tiaras, auction catalogues, motorways, deportment, Christmas at Chatsworth, shopping as your eyesight begins to fade, and much more. Edited by Charlotte Mosley and with an amusing and affectionate introduction by Alan Bennett, who has also signed the title-page.
Post 8vo (21cm). viii,168pp. Full-page illustrations by Will Topley. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; pictorial endpapers; very good indeed in the equally very good dust-jacket. Ownership blind stamp of John Connolly in two places.

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EDWARDS, Ruth Dudley, 1944- : VICTOR GOLLANCZ : A BIOGRAPHY.

EDWARDS, Ruth Dudley, 1944- : VICTOR GOLLANCZ : A BIOGRAPHY.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1987. First edition. A weighty biography of one of the most influential publishers and public campaigners of the twentieth century, Victor Gollancz (1893-1967) – “I hate everything that is pro and anti (different peoples). I am only one thing: I am pro-humanity”. With much passing reference to Clement Attlee, Violet Bonham Carter, Winston Churchill, Communism, Daphne du Maurier, Adolf Hitler, the Labour Party, Harold Laski, the Left Book Club, Stanley Morison, George Orwell, Frank Pakenham, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). [ii],782pp. Plates, portraits, etc. Original boards; top edge faintly spotted, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket, just slightly nicked and lightly spotted.

£25

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GAMBA, Pietro, Conte, 1801-1826 : A NARRATIVE OF LORD BYRON’S LAST JOURNEY TO GREECE, EXTRACTED FROM THE JOURNAL OF COUNT PETER GAMBA, WHO ATTENDED HIS LORDSHIP ON THAT EXPEDITION.

GAMBA, Pietro, Conte, 1801-1826 : A NARRATIVE OF LORD BYRON’S LAST JOURNEY TO GREECE, EXTRACTED FROM THE JOURNAL OF COUNT PETER GAMBA, WHO ATTENDED HIS LORDSHIP ON THAT EXPEDITION.

London : John Murray, 1825. First edition. A first-hand account of Byron’s ill-fated venture into the Greek War of Independence – compiled from diaries written at the time by Byron’s chief assistant (and the brother of his mistress Teresa Guiccioli) – “one of the most amiable, brave, and excellent young men he had ever encountered”. Regarded as giving the most reliable account of Byron’s last days, Gamba offers no apologies “for being too minute in any details connected with the name of Byron and the cause of Greece”.
Demy 8vo (210 x 130mm). xii,(308)pp. Two folding facsimile letters. Bound, without half-title, in a near contemporary full purple calf, banded and gilt; tan label; marbled edges and endleaves; silk ribbon; some minor wear and slight scuffing; colour rather unsuccessfully touched up in places; occasional internal spotting, but still a handsome copy.

£250

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GASKELL, E.C. (Elizabeth Cleghorn), 1810-1865 : THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË, AUTHOR OF “JANE EYRE”, “SHIRLEY”, “VILLETTE”, &C.

GASKELL, E.C. (Elizabeth Cleghorn), 1810-1865 : THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË, AUTHOR OF “JANE EYRE”, “SHIRLEY”, “VILLETTE”, &C.

London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. First edition. A delightfully extra-illustrated and beautifully bound copy of this still controversial biography of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) – “revolution as well as revelation” in Margaret Oliphant’s phrase. Unsold copies were withdrawn in the face of a storm of legal threat and hostility. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of forty additional plates, portraits and views, a number hand-coloured, as are the original frontispiece portrait and view of Haworth.
Two volumes. Post 8vo (202 x 123mm). viii,352; viii,(328)pp. Engraved frontispieces of Charlotte Brontë (the George Richmond portrait) and Haworth. Facsimile. Extra-illustrated with forty additional engravings, etc. Bound, complete with half-titles, in a handsome later (mid twentieth-century) half black crushed morocco, banded and gilt; top edges gilt; marbled sides and endpapers, by George Bayntun of Bath; original cloth bound in a rear; a handful of minor marks and creases; some very mild occasional foxing to the additional plates, with a handful more seriously tanned; slight nick to one inserted plate, but an excellent set. Housed in a matching slip-case.

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HALL, Duncan : THE PRIEST OF THE LEGION.

HALL, Duncan : THE PRIEST OF THE LEGION.

London : Peter Lunn, 1947. First edition. A study of Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) – among the Tuaregs, etc. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 180pp. Illustrations. Maps. Original cloth; a very good and bright copy in the Stobbs dust-jacket – just faintly tanned.

£20

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HARDWICK, Michael, 1925-1991 : A LITERARY ATLAS & GAZETTEER OF THE BRITISH ISLES.

HARDWICK, Michael, 1925-1991 : A LITERARY ATLAS & GAZETTEER OF THE BRITISH ISLES.

Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1973). First edition. An absorbing guide, arranged by county and town, tabulating who lived and died where.
Crown 4to (26cm). 216pp. Maps by Alan G. Hodgkiss. Original boards; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

£20

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HARRIS, Frank, 1856-1931 : OSCAR WILDE : HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS.HARRIS, Frank, 1856-1931 : OSCAR WILDE : HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS.

HARRIS, Frank, 1856-1931 : OSCAR WILDE : HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS.

HARRIS, Frank, 1856-1931 : OSCAR WILDE : HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS.

New York : Printed & Published by the Author, 1916. First edition. “I was advised on all hands not to write this book, and some English friends who have read it urge me not to publish it” – Harris’s controversial life of Wilde, reprinted in New York in a trade edition later in 1916, with an apologia by George Bernard Shaw, but not published in the United Kingdom until 1938. A presentation copy, inscribed “To Maud Allan from her friend, the author”, signed in full by Frank Harris, and dated September 1916. Maud Allan (1873-1956) was the internationally famous dancer, best-known for her depiction of Salome and the Dance of the Seven Veils, which took London by storm in 1908. Still headlining at the London Pavilion in 1918, she was invited to take the lead in two private performances of Wilde’s still-banned “Salome”. The announcement led to an astounding newspaper piece headed “The Cult of the Clitoris”, which in turn led to a sensational and still controversial Old Bailey libel trial – a trial which spiralled out of control with the accusation that members of the British establishment – not least the trial judge himself – were sexual deviants being blackmailed by Germany to undermine the war effort. The trial, interfered with behind the scenes by both politicians and generals, featured the flamboyant and outspoken aviator and maverick M.P. Noel Pemberton Billing, as well as Wilde’s former lovers and now sworn enemies, Bosie and Robbie Ross – the long-dead Wilde was essentially on trial all over again – and a number of increasingly bizarre witnesses. Allan herself was rumoured to be both the mistress of the late king and the lesbian lover of Margot Asquith, wife of the prime minister at the outbreak of war. Her connection with Harris dated back to his tribute to her in a portfolio titled “The Revival of Classical Dancing : Maud Allan and Her Art” (1908). She is the subject of at least five books – Michael Kettle, “Salome’s Last Veil : The Libel Case of the Century” (1977); Felix Cherniavsky, “The Salome Dancer” (1991); Philip Hoare, “Wilde’s Last Stand” (1997); Russell James, “The Maud Allan Affair” (2008); and Wendy Buonaventura, “Dark Venus : Maud Allan and the Myth of the Femme Fatale” (2018).
Two volumes. Demy 8vo (208 x 134mm). [8],(viii),320; [iv],321-604pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimile. Bound in an elegant recent full green morocco, banded and gilt; top edges gilt; a few very minor internal marks and tiny flaws; tear to one leaf very expertly repaired, but a handsome set with a compelling history. Loosely inserted are three contemporary postcards featuring Maud Allan at the peak of her fame.

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“HOARE, Philip” – [MOORE, Patrick Kevin Philip, 1958- ] : WILDE’S LAST STAND; DECADENCE, CONSPIRACY & THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

“HOARE, Philip” – [MOORE, Patrick Kevin Philip, 1958- ] : WILDE’S LAST STAND; DECADENCE, CONSPIRACY & THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

London : Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1997). First edition. The story of the sensational libel trial brought against the famous dancer Maud Allan (1873-1956) in 1918, a case which threatened to bring down the British establishment. “This is a story of judges and prejudice, of aesthetes and admirals, of MPs and dancing girls, of sex and conspiracy”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). vi,250pp. Plates. Portraits. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy in a just lightly used dust-jacket.

£25

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HOLROYD, Michael (Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser), 1935- : BERNARD SHAW.

HOLROYD, Michael (Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser), 1935- : BERNARD SHAW.

London : Chatto & Windus, (1988-1992). A complete first edition set of this magisterial biography of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) – the individual volumes sub-titled “The Search for Love : 1856-1898”, “The Pursuit of Power : 1898-1918”, “The Lure of Fantasy : 1918-1950” and “The Shaw Companion” – the last comprising “The Last Laugh : 1950-1992”, as well as the appendices, complete notes, a cumulative index, etc.
Five volumes, bound in four. Medium 8vo (25cm). viii,486,[ii]; (x),422; (x),544,[ii]; viii,490,[vi]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original boards; a very good set in the dust-jackets – the jackets just faintly creased in one or two places.

£100

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HORWITZ, Sylvia L. (Sylvia Laibman), 1912-1995 : THE FIND OF A LIFETIME : SIR ARTHUR EVANS AND THE DISCOVERY OF KNOSSOS.

HORWITZ, Sylvia L. (Sylvia Laibman), 1912-1995 : THE FIND OF A LIFETIME : SIR ARTHUR EVANS AND THE DISCOVERY OF KNOSSOS.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1981). First British edition. A biography of the extraordinary and "very odd" archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941).
Medium 8vo (24cm). x,278pp. Plates. Portraits. Original boards; a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

£20

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JAMES, Russell : THE MAUD ALLAN AFFAIR.

JAMES, Russell : THE MAUD ALLAN AFFAIR.

Barnsley : Remember When, (2008). First edition. “Exotic dancer Maud Allan saves the London Olympics from certain failure. 90,000 people fill the previously empty stadium to see the biggest celebrity of the day ... Standing beside her was her lover, the PM’s wife Margot Asquith”. The story of the sensational libel trial brought against the famous dancer Maud Allan (1873-1956) in 1918, a case which threatened to bring down the British establishment.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 480pp. Plates. Portraits. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in a just faintly used dust-jacket.

£25

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JOHNSON, Diane, 1934- : THE LIFE OF DASHIELL HAMMETT.

JOHNSON, Diane, 1934- : THE LIFE OF DASHIELL HAMMETT.

London : Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, (1984). First British edition. A full-length and definitive life and study of Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961).
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xxii),344pp. Illustrations. Portraits. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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LANIER, Henry Wysham, 1873-1958 : THE BOOK OF BRAVERY : BEING TRUE STORIES IN AN ASCENDING SCALE OF COURAGE.

LANIER, Henry Wysham, 1873-1958 : THE BOOK OF BRAVERY : BEING TRUE STORIES IN AN ASCENDING SCALE OF COURAGE.

London : Bickers & Son, [1918]. First edition : the London issue of the American sheets. Thirty-six tales of inspiring bravery, ancient and modern, grouped under the headings of “Facing Death to Avoid It”, “The Treasure-Seekers”, “Soldiers Who Knew No Fear”, “Some Exploits of the Sea”, and “Famous Deeds of Discipline”, with individual chapter titles such as, “How an Artist Outwitted a Pope”, “A Great Novelist among the Corsairs”, etc.
Post 8vo (197 x 129mm). xii,420pp. Sixteen plates. Bound in a handsome full prize tree calf, by Bickers & Son, banded and gilt, with the arms of Guy Henry Fisher-Rowe (1877-1946) of St. David’s School, Reigate, on the upper cover; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; just a hint of rubbing, but a very good copy indeed. School prize-label dated 1930, signed by Fisher-Rowe, and made out to W. G. Peck of the Lower Third.

£100

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McINTYRE, Ian, 1931-2014 : HESTER : THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF DR. JOHNSON’S ‘DEAR MISTRESS’.

McINTYRE, Ian, 1931-2014 : HESTER : THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF DR. JOHNSON’S ‘DEAR MISTRESS’.

London : Constable, (2008). First edition. Hester Thrale (1741-1821) of Streatham Park, Johnson’s favourite, but to Boswell “a little artful impudent malignant devil” – “I have read Ian McIntyre’s ‘Hester’ with sustained pleasure at its calm narrative nicely spiced with the hot stuff of Mrs Thrale’s ups and downs ... the clever accumulation of detail; the spirit of adventure in Georgian life, and its breadth of cultured reading, suggests an England at once more rugged and more cultured than today’s” (Frederic Raphael).
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xiv),450pp. Plates. Portraits. Table. Original boards; very good in a just faintly used dust-jacket.

£20

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MACLAREN-ROSS, Julian (James), 1912-1964 : MEMOIRS OF THE FORTIES.

MACLAREN-ROSS, Julian (James), 1912-1964 : MEMOIRS OF THE FORTIES.

London : Alan Ross, 1965. First edition. Recollections of “Fitzrovian Nights” – and of Francis Bacon, Cyril Connolly, Graham Greene, Nina Hamnett, John Minton, Elizabeth Smart, Stevie Smith, Tambimuttu, Dylan Thomas, Woodrow Wyatt, and many more – together with six of the best of the Maclaren-Ross short stories of the period, including “I Had to Go Sick” and “A Bit of a Smash in Madras”. “With its glimpses of Connolly in his Bloomsbury office and Graham Greene at home in Clapham Common, [it] is one of the great literary source-books of the age” (D. J. Taylor in The Guardian, 7th December 2012).
Post 8vo (21cm). [vi],344,[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original black cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; edges spotted; a few spots to endpapers, but otherwise a very good and bright copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – just very slightly rubbed and with hint of tanning, but also very good.

£100

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MASSINGHAM, H.J. (Harold John), 1888-1952 & MASSINGHAM, Hugh, 1905-1971 – editors : THE GREAT VICTORIANS.

MASSINGHAM, H.J. (Harold John), 1888-1952 & MASSINGHAM, Hugh, 1905-1971 – editors : THE GREAT VICTORIANS.

London : Ivor Nicholson & Watson, [1932]. First edition. Essays by various well-chosen hands on forty Victorians – including Edmund Blunden on Matthew Arnold, Rebecca West on Charlotte Bronte, G. K. Chesterton on Charles Dickens, Neville Cardus on W. G. Grace, Laurence Housman on Florence Nightingale, Hugh Walpole on Anthony Trollope, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xx,556pp. Original orange cloth; just a touch sunned and faintly bruised; a few slight marks, but othrwise a very good copy. Ex-libris label inscribed J. Hornby and dated 1932.

£20

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MILLER, Henry (Henry Valentine), 1891-1980 : MY LIFE AND TIMES.

MILLER, Henry (Henry Valentine), 1891-1980 : MY LIFE AND TIMES.

New York : Gemini Smith / Playboy Press, (1971). First edition. The richly illustrated life and times of a much-banned author — writing, painting, California, Paris, childhood — “Today’s naked generation has learned nearly everything from him — everything, that is to say, except his bookishness, his capacity for recapturing innocence, his sense of wonder, his sense of words ... Miller talking his life instead of writing it (he has written it already) ... Durrell thinks that Miller’s lifework is the best confessional writing since Rousseau. He is probably right” (Anthony Burgess in the New York Times, 2nd January 1972).
Foolscap folio (32cm). (208)pp. Photographs, portraits and illustrations throughout, some in colour. Original navy cloth, lettered in gilt; a very good, bright and clean copy in the Bradley Smith / Nicole de Jurenev dust-jacket — the jacket also very good, with just very minor edge-wear.

£100

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MILNE, James, 1865-1951 : THE MEMOIRS OF A BOOKMAN.

MILNE, James, 1865-1951 : THE MEMOIRS OF A BOOKMAN.

London : John Murray, (1934). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1934) by James Milne. Reminiscences of the journalist and novelist, literary editor of the “News Chronicle” and founder in 1903 of “Book Monthly”. Includes mention of Edward Clodd, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, R. L. Stevenson, Alfred Tennyson, H. G. Wells, etc.
Post 8vo (22cm). (xiv),316,[iv]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; a few very minor signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£20

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MONTGOMERIE, H.S. (Hastings Seton), 1872-1949 :  WILLIAM BLIGH OF THE “BOUNTY” IN FACT AND IN FABLE.

MONTGOMERIE, H.S. (Hastings Seton), 1872-1949 : WILLIAM BLIGH OF THE “BOUNTY” IN FACT AND IN FABLE.

London : Williams & Norgate, (1937). First edition. A full-length life and an important reappraisal of this still controversial figure, with Montgomerie’s zealous research revealing Bligh as “a precisian rather than a martinet”, as well as an outstanding navigator and seaman – “one of the mysteries of history, but when lions die the jackals gather” (The Era, 15th April 1937).
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],xiv,(310),[ii]pp. Plates. Folding diagram and folding chart. Original cloth; just a touch dulled; endpapers tanned; some edge-spots, but a very good and sound copy. Ownership inscription reading Sparks, Deal.

£25

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MORRIS, Sally & HALLWOOD, Jan : LIVING WITH EAGLES : MARCUS MORRIS, PRIEST AND PUBLISHER.

MORRIS, Sally & HALLWOOD, Jan : LIVING WITH EAGLES : MARCUS MORRIS, PRIEST AND PUBLISHER.

Cambridge : Lutterworth Press, (1998). First edition. A biography (by two of his daughters) of the colourful Marcus Morris (1915-1989), founder of the “Eagle” and its sister papers, “Girl”, “Swift” and “Robin”, with much on the artists and writers and on the publishing conditions of the mid twentieth century. With a foreword by Sir Tim Rice.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (312)pp. Colour plates. Illustrations. Original boards; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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OLIPHANT, Mrs (Margaret Oliphant Wilson), 1828-1897 : AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS MARGARET OLIPHANT.

OLIPHANT, Mrs (Margaret Oliphant Wilson), 1828-1897 : AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS MARGARET OLIPHANT.

Leicester : Leicester University Press, 1974. A photographic reprint of the original 1899 edition, here edited by Mrs Harry Coghill for the Victorian Library series, and furnished with an introduction, notes on persons mentioned, and an index by Q. D. Leavis, who sums up Mrs Oliphant thus – “a massive contributor to the novel of several kinds, the short story, the biography, to the reviewing and critical essays in many Victorian periodicals, as well as a maker of solid books of non-fiction ... in sum important as a case-history of the woman of letters in the nineteenth century”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (36),(xvi),464pp. Two portraits. Original rexine; just faintly bruised, but a very good copy in a very slightly rubbed dust-jacket.

£25

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PUGH, John : REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES IN THE LIFE OF JONAS HANWAY, ESQ. COMPREHENDING AN ABSTRACT OF SUCH PARTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN RUSSIA, AND PERSIA, AS ARE THE MOST INTERESTING; A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE CHARITABLE AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS FOUNDED OR SUPPORTED BY HIM ...

PUGH, John : REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES IN THE LIFE OF JONAS HANWAY, ESQ. COMPREHENDING AN ABSTRACT OF SUCH PARTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN RUSSIA, AND PERSIA, AS ARE THE MOST INTERESTING; A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE CHARITABLE AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS FOUNDED OR SUPPORTED BY HIM ...

London : for the Author, by J. Davis, 1787. First edition. The essential source for the life of the remarkable Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), merchant and philanthropist. Actively engaged in the Russia trade, and here, there, and everywhere in the pursuit of good causes, his 1767 Act of Parliament (Hanway’s Act) is regarded as “the only piece of eighteenth-century legislation dealing with the poor which was an unqualified success”. John Pugh had been Hanway’s secretary for a number of years.
Demy 8vo (208 x 130mm). [2],x,262pp. Folding plan of the Caspian, engraved by Samuel John Neele (1758-1824). Bound in a stylish, near contemporary, early nineteenth-century, half black calf, prettily gilt (a pencilled note on the verso of the title suggests that the binding was executed by or for a W. Cheney); marbled sides and edges; binding a touch rubbed at upper joint; map lightly creased; some offsetting to title-page; the occasional mark or spot, but overall a very good copy.

£400

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SCHOENBAUM, S. (Samuel), 1927-1996 : WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : A DOCUMENTARY LIFE.

SCHOENBAUM, S. (Samuel), 1927-1996 : WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : A DOCUMENTARY LIFE.

London : Oxford University Press / Scolar Press, 1975. First edition. A splendid life of Shakespeare, rooted in the documentary evidence, and reproducing in full-size facsimile over 200 of the key documents.
Crown folio (37cm). (xx),(274),[ii]pp. Over 200 facsimiles, some folding. Original cloth; mild spotting of top edge, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – price-clipped and a little creased and rumpled under the laminate on the upper panel.

£75

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SCOTT, Geoffrey, 1884-1929 : THE PORTRAIT OF ZÉLIDE.

SCOTT, Geoffrey, 1884-1929 : THE PORTRAIT OF ZÉLIDE.

London : Constable & Co., 1925. First edition. Isabelle de Charrière (1740-1805), known as Zélide, “lived in her father’s moated castle in Holland, like a fairytale princess in a tower. She was the clever, sexy, mercurial young Dutch blue-stocking with whom Boswell fell disastrously in love in 1764 ... this tender, funny, faintly salacious portrait of a ‘belle-esprit’ is one of the most exquisite biographical miniatures ever written (Richard Holmes)” – a best-seller in its day and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize – “Its success proves that sheer literary quality will make a book go” (James Milne, in the Graphic, 14th November 1925).
Demy 8vo (220 x 144mm). (viii),(216),[iv]pp. Two portrait plates and two silhouettes. Bound in an elegant later red calf, banded and gilt; blue labels; marbled sides and endpapers; top edge gilt; silk ribbon; just a touch dulled; some minute wear to a corner; a handful of spots, but a very good copy. With the small silver book-label of A. Constable Maxwell of the Chateau de Vallamand in Switzerland on the front endpaper.

£125

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SELDEN, John, 1584-1654 : THE TABLE-TALK OF JOHN SELDEN ESQ.

SELDEN, John, 1584-1654 : THE TABLE-TALK OF JOHN SELDEN ESQ.

London : William Pickering, 1847. First Pickering edition. “The not distinguishing where things should be distinguished, and the not confounding, where things should be confounded, is the cause of all the mistakes in the world” and other majestic thinking from the “glory of the English nation”, the jurist and scholar John Selden. Collections of Selden’s table-talk had appeared since the seventeenth century, but are here introduced by a long “biographical preface” from Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) – “There are few volumes of its size so pregnant with sense, combined with the most profound learning; it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact ... something practically useful and applicable to the business of life”. Printed by Charles Whittingham at Chiswick.
Foolscap 8vo (164 x 100mm). cxxxiv,[2],(258)pp. Portrait frontispiece. Bound in an elegant later (mid twentieth-century) half tan crushed morocco; all edges gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; just a hint of sunning, a few faint spots to binder’s blanks, but overall a very good, sound and clean copy. Dated 1957 ownership inscription of David Fyfe Anderson (1904-1988), the Scottish obstetrician.

£125

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SMILES, Samuel, 1812-1904 : LIFE & LABOUR : OR CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN OF INDUSTRY CULTURE AND GENIUS.

SMILES, Samuel, 1812-1904 : LIFE & LABOUR : OR CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN OF INDUSTRY CULTURE AND GENIUS.

London : John Murray, 1887. First edition. Samuel “Self-Help” Smiles with “many fresh instances of what can be accomplished by honest force of will and steady accomplishment” from right across the range of human endeavour. Treated thematically, there are inspiring chapters on Man and Gentleman; Great Men – Great Workers; Great Young Men; Great Old Men; Lineage of Talent and Genius; The Literary Ailment (Over Brain-Work); Health and Hobbies; Town and Country Life; Single and Married, and the Evening of Life.
Crown 8vo (180 x 117mm). xii,474pp. Bound in an elegant contemporary full plum prize calf, banded and gilt, with the arms of the Crypt School in Gloucester on the upper cover, by George Davies & Son of Gloucester; marbled edges and endpapers; some minor rubbing and a few tiny scuffs, but a very good and sound copy. Midsummer 1888 Mark Prize school label of the Crypt School made out to G. W. Crump – George Wallace Crump (1874-1915), the son of a local iron railing manufacturer.

£100

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SPEAIGHT, Robert, 1904-1976 : THE LIFE OF ERIC GILL.

SPEAIGHT, Robert, 1904-1976 : THE LIFE OF ERIC GILL.

London : Methuen & Co., (1966). First edition. The first full-scale biography of Eric Gill (1882-1940).
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xviii),(324),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; decorative endpapers; a touch sunned; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – sunned and just slightly nicked, but otherwise very good. Occasional pencilled marginalia.

£25

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SPURLING, Hilary, 1940- : IVY WHEN YOUNG : THE EARLY LIFE OF I. COMPTON-BURNETT, 1884-1919.

SPURLING, Hilary, 1940- : IVY WHEN YOUNG : THE EARLY LIFE OF I. COMPTON-BURNETT, 1884-1919.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1974. First edition. “A story as eventful and often as startling as any of Dame Ivy’s own plots”.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (320)pp. Plates. Portraits. Table. Original tan cloth, lettered in gilt; very good in the D. H. Smith dust-jacket – just faintly sunned, but very lightly used and also very good.

£20

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SPURLING, Hilary, 1940- : SECRETS OF A WOMAN’S HEART : THE LATER LIFE OF IVY COMPTON-BURNETT, 1920-1969.

SPURLING, Hilary, 1940- : SECRETS OF A WOMAN’S HEART : THE LATER LIFE OF IVY COMPTON-BURNETT, 1920-1969.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1984). First edition. The reassessment and rediscovery of a major novelist.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 336pp. Plates. Portraits. Original tan cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the D. H. Smith dust-jacket – just faintly tanned, but also very good.

£20

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STANFORD, Derek, 1918-2008 : INSIDE THE FORTIES : LITERARY MEMOIRS 1937-1957.

STANFORD, Derek, 1918-2008 : INSIDE THE FORTIES : LITERARY MEMOIRS 1937-1957.

London : Sidgwick & Jackson, (1977). First edition. Absorbing reminiscences of John Bayliss, Roy Campbell, Ian Hamilton Finlay, G. S. Fraser, Wrey Gardiner, Robert Greacen, John Heath-Stubbs, J. F. Hendry, Nicholas Moore, Herbert Read, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Muriel Spark, Dylan Thomas, etc., with much on the London literary haunts of the period.
Demy 8vo (23cm). viii,242pp. Plates. Original boards; top edge lightly spotted, but a very good copy in the original John Sewell dust-jacket – lightly tanned and somewhat sunned at spine, with one short nick, but otherwise good.

£15

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STARK, Freya (Freya Madeline), 1893-1993 : TRAVELLER’S PRELUDE / BEYOND EUPHRATES : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1928-1933 / THE COAST OF INCENSE : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1933-1939 / DUST IN THE LION'S PAW : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-1946.

STARK, Freya (Freya Madeline), 1893-1993 : TRAVELLER'S PRELUDE / BEYOND EUPHRATES : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1928-1933 / THE COAST OF INCENSE : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1933-1939 / DUST IN THE LION’S PAW : AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-1946.

London : John Murray, (1950-1961). A complete first edition set of the four volumes of Stark’s autobiography – the first volume signed by the author on the half-title. From her picaresque childhood, through her life and travels in the Arab and Persian world, to World War II – “It is difficult to know which to admire more, her vivid description of her experiences or the realism of the lessons which she draws from them ... Our future is uncontrollable if we are unable to read our past” (Sir Charles Petrie in The Illustrated London News, 28th October 1961).
Four volumes. Demy 8vo (23cm). (xiv),346; (xvi),(342),[ii]; (xvi),(288); xii,(298),[ii]pp. Numerous plates – many from the author’s own photographs; portraits; maps, some double-page, etc. Wood-engraved decorations by Reynolds Stone. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt, with facsimiles of the author’s signature on upper covers; the first volume a little faded; some edge-spotting, chiefly to the final volume, but otherwise a very good set in the Frank Quilter dust-jackets – the first price-clipped, a little worn, nicked and chipped, with repairs at head; the second price-clipped, a little chipped, with repaired tears to foot at folds; the third with slight chipping at head and some repaired nicks; the fourth very good, with only a hint of wear. The first volume with the decorative bookplate of Jean A. Callander of Westwood, Falkirk, the third and fourth with unrelated inscriptions.

£500

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STERN, Marvin : THORNS AND BRIARS; BONDING, LOVE, AND DEATH 1764-1870.

STERN, Marvin : THORNS AND BRIARS; BONDING, LOVE, AND DEATH 1764-1870.

New York : Foundation of Thanatology, (1991). First edition. A sensitive study of Sir Henry Clinton (1730-1795) and his wives and descendants. Clinton was a general during the American War of Independence, the son of an admiral and former Governor of New York, and father of further generals. The study concentrates on his emotional life, drawing largely on the rediscovered diary of his first wife Harriot Carter (1747-1772), as well as material from the related Holroyd family.
Medium 4to (28cm). [2],xviii,228pp. Plates. Facsimiles. Original pictorial wrappers; some light wear; and a few faint marks, but otherwise a very good copy.

£30

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TAYLOR, Judy (Julia Marie), 1932- : BEATRIX POTTER : ARTIST, STORYTELLER AND COUNTRYWOMAN.

TAYLOR, Judy (Julia Marie), 1932- : BEATRIX POTTER : ARTIST, STORYTELLER AND COUNTRYWOMAN.

London : Frederick Warne, (1986). First edition. A richly illustrated biography of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), with much new material, including previously unpublished photographs and illustrations.
Crown 4to (26cm). 224pp. Illustrations throughout. Colour plates. Original boards; a very good copy in a price-clipped and just faintly rubbed dust-jacket. Pictorial bookplate of A.W. & P. M. Best.

£20

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TRELOAR, Sir William Purdie, 1843-1923 : WILKES AND THE CITY.

TRELOAR, Sir William Purdie, 1843-1923 : WILKES AND THE CITY.

London : John Murray, 1917. First edition. An engaging and well-researched life of one Lord Mayor of London – the turbulent and magnificent John Wilkes (1725-1797) – by one of his successors in that office. Duels, the “North Briton”, general warrants, habeas corpus, expulsions from the Commons, the Middlesex elections, the mayoralty and all the rest.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xxxvi,(300)pp. Sixteen plates. Original armorial cloth gilt; some minor wear; a touch dulled; some internal browning and spotting, but a good and sound copy. A 1918 gift inscription is signed by the author’s wife.

£25

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TUTE, Warren, 1914-1989 : COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD.

TUTE, Warren, 1914-1989 : COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD.

London : Cassell & Co., (1965). First edition. A life of the mercurial Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860) – Nelson’s “Loup de Mer” – brilliant sailor, inventor, politician, naval strategist, radical reformer, rebel, scourge of bureaucrats and liberator of nations – more honoured from Greece to Brazil than in his own country. “His sweeping indictments of injustice and corruption, his impetuous high courage which had stood him so well as a seaman, earned him only a reputation as a troublemaker”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xvi),(276)pp. Plates. Portraits. Map. Original boards; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in a just lightly used and slightly tanned dust-jacket, but also very good.

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UPDIKE, John (John Hoyer), 1932-2009 : SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS : MEMOIRS.

UPDIKE, John (John Hoyer), 1932-2009 : SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS : MEMOIRS.

London : André Deutsch, (1989). First British edition. Updike on his home town, his psoriasis and stuttering, Vietnam, his ancestors, his faith and sense of self.
Royal 8vo (24cm). x,(246)pp. Original boards; just lightly bruised, but otherwise very good in a slightly creased dust-jacket. From the collection of the well-known bookseller and crime-writer, George Sims (1923-1999), with his attractive book-label.

£20

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WEEKS, Donald (Norman Donald), 1921-2003 : CORVO.

WEEKS, Donald (Norman Donald), 1921-2003 : CORVO.

London : Michael Joseph, (1971). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed with a friendly greeting and signed with forename by the author in July 1971 — the recipient being Edgar S. Brown of Allentown (PA), whom the author singles out for thanks in his foreword, “for his prevailing urgent and American voice across the Atlantic”. Loosely inserted is the address portion of the packaging used to convey the book from London to Pennsylvania. A full-scale biography of “the myopic, paranoiac near genius” Frederick William Rolfe, “Baron Corvo” (1860-1913) — a biography inspired by, but wholly supplanting, A. J. A. Symons’ “The Quest for Corvo” (1934).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xl),(450)pp. Plates. Portraits. Original brown boards, ruled and lettered in gilt; a couple of light marks, but a very good copy in the John Riley dust-jacket — the jacket with some very minor wear at head and corners, but also very good. Ownership inscription and mark in the text against his name by Edgar S. Brown.

£50

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