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Rock's Royal Cabinet Album Ipswich

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, 1890's: 1890

Book number: 60003

Condition: Good


Album with fold out illustrations of local views in Ipswich. In original brown cloth with gilt decoration. Some wear and marks on the front and rear boards. Internally water stain at top hinge. A good only copy. View more info

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The Comic Blackstone

By: A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott and revised and extended by Arthur William A'Beckett

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1887: 1887

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Book number: 51703

Condition: Near Fine


xxviii, 324 pp. Original elaborately gilt-decorated blue cloth. Slight wear to spine ends. Early neat ink inscription to top of title page. Scattered light foxing. With ten full-page coloured illustrations by Harry Furniss. In-text illustrations also by Harry Furniss. Gilt boards especially bright. A Near Fine copy. View more info

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The History of St. Paul's School [History of the Public Schools]

By: Ackermann, Rudolph

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, [Printed for and published by R. Ackermann] N.d. [1816]: 1816

Book number: 53576

Condition: Very Good


34 pp. Contemporary full blue morocco with blind and gilt-ruled borders to front & back covers. Initial leather onlays to front board. Maroon leather title label to spine. Top edge gilt and gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities and minor marks to boards. Minor spotting, not affecting plates. With two full-page hand-coloured aquatints, as called for. Binding firm. This is one part in the 'History of the Public Schools', originally issued by Ackermann in twelve monthly parts in 1816-1817. View more info

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The Story of the Babes in the Wood

By: Adams, Frank

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son N.d. [c. 1920]: 1920

Book number: 56184

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Publisher's cloth spine over boards with colour pictorial onlay. Small tear to spine cloth. Slightly shaken. Boards clean. Internally clean. With twelve colour plates and additional b&w illustrations by Frank Adams. View more info

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The Subtyl Historyes and Fables of Esope : Translated out of Frensshe in to Englysshe by William Caxton at Westmynstre in the yere of oure Lorde .m.ccc.lxxxiii.

By: Aesop

Price: £350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press 1930: 1930

Book number: 59773

Condition: Very Good


This is copy no. 54 of an edition limited to 200 copies. 167 pp. Full reddish brown morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Front hinge rubbed. Uneven colouring to boards. Small bookplate to front endpaper. Colour illustrated title-page. Title-page year uncorrected. Initials and decorations by Valenti Angelo. View more info

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The Fables of Aesop

By: Aesop and translated by Roger L'Estrange

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1909: 1909

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 60945

Condition: Good


This is copy no. 537 of an edition limited to 750 copies signed by the illustrator Edward J. Detmold. Publisher's original maroon blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Series of spots to cloth of front board. Slight fraying to spine ends. Early ink name to front endpaper. Internally clean. With twenty-five tipped-in colour plates by Edward J. Detmold. The binding is unusual. One often sees the white buckram version, but the plainness of this, and the lack of gilt edges or decoration to the covers suggest it was a volume intended to forwarded to your binder to place some fancy dan... View more info

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Catharine Susan's Little Holiday

By: Ainslie, Kathleen

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Castell Brothers Ltd. N.d. [1906]: 1906

Book number: 58164

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Original colour pictorial wrappers with cord binding at spine. Spotting to covers & endpapers. With sixteen full-page colour illustrations by the author. Printed in Bavaria. View more info

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Just Among Friends. Pages from My Sketch Books

By: ALDIN, Cecil

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode 1934: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 60577

Condition: Good


Short essay by Aldin followed by 28 pages of his trademark dogs rendered in pastel/oil pastel on brown paper. Beige cloth cover is stained, with what look like white mould blotches; spine is browned. No text on spine, but large in black on beige cover. Owner's bookplate on paste-down endpaper, ghosting to free endpaper. Contents very good, clean and bright. View more info

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The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst

By: Alexandre, Arsene and Jean Cocteau

Price: £1,500.00

Publisher: London, The Fine Art Society 1913: 1913

Book number: 60956

Condition: Very Good


51, + plates, pp. Recent half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & leather title label. Top edge gilt. Internally clean. Notes on the ballets by Jean Cocteau. Frontis portrait. With 65 of 77 tipped-in plates (38 of 50 colour plates and 27 black & white plates). With twelve of the colour plates removed so they could be framed and sent to Nairobi in the 1970s. Paperwork accompanying the plates to be framed loosely laid in. The book was then rebound. The first major work on Bakst. View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co, Ltd 1901: 1901

Book number: 46174

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, 286 pp. Dark green full morocco. Spine gilt with five raised bands. Attractive gilt floral design to front board. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. All edges gilt. Spine slightly faded but gilt bright. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: ANDERSEN, Hans

Price: £2,800.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1924: 1924

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 5349

Condition: Very Good


N.d. [1924]. 197 pp. No. 419 of a Limited De Luxe Edition of 500 copies signed by the artist, Kay Nielsen. Publisher's dark blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt on front board and spine. In original dust wrapper, with repeated desgin from front cover. Dw chipped at head & tail of spine and along edges. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. No markings or inscriptions. Clean and fresh copy, gilt bright. A handsome copy in original dw. View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: ANDERSEN, Hans

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd 1913: 1913

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 30657

Condition: Near Fine


290 pp. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 12. Signed by W. Heath Robinson. Recently handsomely rebound in a richly gilt-illustrated red morocco at the Chelsea Bindery, with ornamental gilt stamping on front, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt line along edges and dentelling on the endpapers. Wonderful illustrations: 94 in black and white, and 16 in full colour. Gorgeous. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: Andersen, Hans

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton N.d. [1924]: 1924

Book number: 54875

Condition: Near Fine


197 pp. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated green cloth. In original dust wrapper, with repeated design from front cover. Dw spine darkened and chipped at head & tail and along edges. Slight fading to head & tail of spine. Ink inscription to recto of frontis. A few spots of foxing. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. Gilt cover bright and fresh. A handsome copy in original dw. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: Andersen, Hans

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton N.d. [1924]: 1924

Book number: 59163

Condition: Near Fine


197 pp. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated blue cloth. Slight wear to spine ends & extremities. Ink owner's inscription to front endpaper. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. Gilt cover bright. Contains the insert for the ehibition of the original watercolours at The Leicester Galleries in November and December 1923. View more info

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Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £350.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company N.d. [c. 1912]: 1912

Book number: 57591

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Original quarter cloth over boards and in pictorial dust wrapper. Dj chipped & torn with some loss but jacket now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Spotting to boards. Slight spotting to prelims but internally clean with no spotting to plates. Decorative borders to each page. With twelve full-colour illustrations by Heinrich Lofter and Joseph Urban, Viennese Jugenstil artists. View more info

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Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1932: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59481

Condition: Near Fine


288 pp. First Rackham illustrated edition. Recent half red morocco over original gilt-decorated cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt decorations and blue leather title labels. New endpapers. Original endpapers bound in at rear. Twelve full-page colour plates and numerous b&w illustrations by Arthur Rackham. In Near Fine to Fine condition. View more info

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Fairy Tales and Legends By Hans Andersen

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Cobden-Sanderson 1935: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 61056

Condition: Very Good


viii., 470 pp. Red cloth with cream rococco decoration, green decorated endpapers and gilt lettering. Whistler line illustrations throughout. Some wear to the cloth, but a good solid copy without inscriptions. Edges burnished red. View more info

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Fairy Tales and Legends By Hans Andersen

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Cobden-Sanderson 1935: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 61063

Condition: Good


viii., 470 pp. Red cloth with cream rococco decoration, green decorated endpapers and gilt lettering. Whistler line illustrations throughout. Some wear to the cloth, but a good solid copy with a previous owner's name in the Ex Libris space on the front pastedown. Edges burnished red. Binding a bit skewed. View more info

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A Millennium Bestiary

By: Anderton, Richard

Price: £550.00

Publisher: Bristol, University of the West of England / Impact Press 1995: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 42337

ISBN: 1860430236

Condition: Near Fine


54 pp, Limited edition 94 of 126 copies on good quality paper. Illustrated in b/w with 44 full page screen print plates, some marks to book cloth and page edges. 40 cm. tall, 57.5 cm wide 1860430236 View more info

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The Adventures of Lottie the Hen

By: Anon

Price: £60.00

Publisher: 1940: 1940

Book number: 38203

Condition: Good


[unpaginated] Hand illustrated manuscript in a sketchbook of a children's story detailing the exploits of one 'Lottie The Hen' The illustrations are very proficient and have been executed in pen pencil and watercolours. The work is unfinished, the text continues to a conclusion , but the illustrations do not. Contents loose in binding, but complete. Boards a little rubbed and warped, but the contents are very bright and clean. View more info