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Image for The Playfair Hours: A Late Fifteenth Century Illuminated Manuscript from Rouen (V&A, L.475-1918)

The Playfair Hours: A Late Fifteenth Century Illuminated Manuscript from Rouen (V&A, L.475-1918)

By: Watson, Rowan

Price: £25.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Victoria and Albert Museum 1984: 1984

Book number: 59075

ISBN: 0905209982

Condition: Near Fine


126 pp, illustrated in colour & b/w, top edge gilt. View more info

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Divine and Moral Songs for Children

By: Watts, Isaac

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston 1866: 1866

Book number: 59197

Condition: Very Good


116 pp. Original elaborately gilt-decorated dark green cloth. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Boards clean and gilt bright. Early ink owner's name to front endpaper. One section sprung. Internally clean. Illustrations to each page. In VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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Edward Bawden in the Middle East

By: Weaver, Nigel; O'Neill, Robin; Bawden, Edward

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Woodbridge (Suffolk), Antique Collectors' Club Ltd 2008: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 53139

ISBN: 1851495657

Condition: As New


96 pp., Edward Bawden was one of the original official war artists during the Second World War. For five years, Bawden was prevented from continuing to work as a printmaker, designer and book illustrator. Instead, he was employed to portray the war. His tools were pencil and watercolours. His subjects were mostly people - local inhabitants in the main - Sheikhs, troops, an Emperor, and children all found their way in to his pictures; and so it was that Bawden was to develop his ability in portraiture. Where, to his delight, buildings with architectural details were to be found, then they too w... View more info

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Die Alpen-Pflanzen Deutschlands Und Der Schweiz in Clorirten Abbildungen Nach Der Natur Und in Naturlicher Grosse

By: Weber, J. C.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Munchen, Christian Kaiser 1847: 1847

Book number: 35412

Condition: Good


10 pp, 96 hand coloured plates, GERMAN TEXT. Prev owners bookplate on pastedown, and signature on fep. VOL 1 ONLY. Binding rubbed and worn, pages of text foxed, but the plates are largely clean, excepting one plate which has tanned. 127 mm. tall. View more info

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The Duchess of Malfi

By: Webster, John, George Rylands and Charles Williams

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Sylvan Press 1945: 1945

Edition: First Trade Edition

Book number: 44851

Condition: Very Good


xxii, 88 pp., Illustrated with in text line drawings by Michael Ayrton. Minor fading and spotting to boards. Slight splitting and creasing to head of jacket. Introductory essay by Charles Williams. View more info

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The Duchess of Malfi

By: Webster, John, George Rylands and Charles Williams

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sylvan Press 1945: 1945

Edition: First Trade Edition

Book number: 57477

Condition: Good


xxii, 88 pp., Illustrated with in text line drawings by Michael Ayrton. Minor fading and spotting to boards. Slight splitting and creasing to head of jacket. Introductory essay by Charles Williams. View more info

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The War in the Air : And Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While It Lasted

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons 1908: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 53028

Condition: Good


First edition, second issue binding. Publisher's original blue cloth with colour pictorial onlay & blind-stamping to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded but lettering bright. Wear to top edges of boards. Scattered light foxing. No ownership names. With b&w illustrations by A. C. Michael. Binding firm. View more info

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John Piper [together with a signed lithograph]

By: West, Anthony

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg 1979: 1979

Edition: Limited Numbered Edition

Book number: 57483

ISBN: 0436565900

Condition: Near Fine


One of 100 copies with a signed lithograph. This is copy no. 3 of an edition limited to 100 copies for sale, containing an original numberered lithograph by John Piper of 'Foliate Head' and signed by him. 224 pp. Bound in full maroon morocco with gilt lettering to spine. In a maroon cloth slipcase. Top edge gilt. With 33 colour illustrations and 238 b&w illustrations. Near fine condition in a Near Fine slipcase. View more info

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The Modern "Rake's Progress"

By: West, Rebecca

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. 1934: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 43576

Condition: Very Good


128 pp. Publisher's quarter leather over yellow boards. Head of spine worn. Boards marked. The deluxe binding (also used for the limited edition). Double-page colour illustrations by David Low. View more info

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OHO!

By: Whistler, Laurence

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1946: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55286

Condition: Near Fine


32 pp. This curiosity can be read upside down and downside up. Extremities of jacket a little rubbed and darkened on the spine, but a very nice copy. View more info

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Rex Whistler : The Konigsmark Drawings

By: Whistler, Laurence and Rex Whistler

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The Richards Press 1952: 1952

Edition: Limited Numbered Edition

Book number: 59660

Condition: Very Good


This is copy no. 560 of an edition of 1000 copies. 24, + plates, pp. Publisher's full cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. In original dust wrapper. Dj chipped & torn at spine & edges with slight loss. Cloth clean. Internally clean. With ten full-page tipped-in plates in sepia and colour by Rex Whistler. Introduction by Laurence Whistler. View more info

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The Arabian Nights : Their Best-Known Tales

By: Wiggin, Kate Doulglas and Nora A. Smith, editors

Price: £60.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons 1942: 1942

Book number: 59943

Condition: Very Good


xii, 339, (1) pp. Publisher's black cloth with colour pictorial onlay to front board & gilt lettering to spine. In the original pictorial dust wrapper. Jacket torn and edgeworn, with several areas of loss. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. Several leaves poorly opened. Pictorial endpapers. With nine full-page colour illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. View more info

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Poems of Passion

By: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Siegle, Hill & Co. N.d. [1913]: 1913

Book number: 58738

Condition: Very Good


101 pp. Original blind-stamped & gilt lettered pink silk. Slight wear to spine ends. Slight foxing to prelims. Internally clean. Printed calligraphy throughout with decorative borders to each page. Colour frontis and extra-illustrated title-page. Reproduced from a manuscript inscribed and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. View more info

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

By: Wilde, Oscar and with an introduction by Burton Rascoe

Price: £50.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press 1937: 1937

Book number: 53174

Condition: Very Good


xii, 42 pp. Original embossed grey patterned cloth with gilt lettering to spine. All edges stained red. In the original red paper-covered slipcase. Slipcase in good condition with wear to edges. Book in Fine fresh condition. No ownership names. Lithographic illustrations by Zhenya Gay. View more info

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Down with Skool!

By: Willans, Geoffrey

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Max Parish and Co Ltd 1953: 1953

Edition: 2nd Impression

Book number: 46796

Condition: Very Good


106 pp, illustrated in b/w. A little minor spotting to the priceclipped dustwrapper, but a solid clean copy with gift inscriptions at the head of the title page. View more info

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Old Dutch Nursery Rhymes

By: WILLEBEEK LE MAIR, H. ; Elkin, R. H. (translation) ; Rontgen, J. ( music)

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Augener Ltd. 1917: 1917

Edition: First English Edition

Book number: 3562

Condition: Very Good


Oblong 4to., [ii], 32, [ii], pp. Vignette on title page and 15 full page plates. Colour illustration laid on front board, gilt lettering. Dustjacket dusty, and torn in a couple of places with a tear in the spine that has gone through to the spine. Very good / good. View more info

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The Patriot's Progress. Being the Vicissitudes of Pte. John Bullock

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles 1930: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 45150

Condition: Very Good


194 pp. Cloth. Spine faded and marked. Linocuts by William Kermode. Internally clean. View more info

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A collection of seven large original watercolours, all illustrations for children's stories by Olive Wood

By: Wood, Olive

Price: £600.00

Publisher: N.d. [c. 1928]: 1928

Book number: 51766

Condition: Very Good


Measuring c. 24cm x 19cm (image size) with very wide margins. A collection of seven large original watercolours, all illustrations for children's stories. They are most attractive, and fully finished designs, each signed by the artist, and one with an additional pen and ink drawing in the wide margins. The watercolours have been kept in original paper folders and the colours are fresh and bright. Some watercolour strokes, and pen and ink strokes in the margins, and pin holes in the blank corners. Several of the folders bear the pencil name Miss Cockroft, and there is an accompanying letter dat... View more info

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Come Unto These Yellow Sands

By: Woods, Margaret L.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head 1915: 1915

Book number: 58480

Condition: Good


xiii, 234, (2) pp. Original cloth spine over pictorial boards. Boards marked & rubbed with early ink owner's name to front board. Endpapers darkened. In-text b&w illustrations, some neatly coloured in. With sixteen full-page colour plates by J. Hancock. View more info

Image for Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive and Historical a New Edition

Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive and Historical a New Edition

By: WORDSWORTH, Christopher

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, William S. Orr and Co. 1844: 1844

Book number: 47182

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 356 pp, illustrated in b/w with 350 engravings on wood and 28 on steel, a brown leater binding with red title label and gilt lettering and designs to spine, an ink mark to top of pages by spine and rough corner edges, some foxing to pages. View more info