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  • BOND,, Henry

    THE TRINITY HALL BOAT CLUB TO DATE; FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY AUTHOR

    A History of the Trinity Hall Boat Club [1827-1928] [with] The Trinity Hall Boat Club 1928 to 1949 [with] A History of the Trinity Hall Boat Club and Club Records 1949/50 – 1986/87

    [Prefaces by by Mr. Justice Maugham, Professor H.R. Dean and the Right Reverend Launcelot Fleming, respectively.]

    £224

  • EDEN, Anthony

    THE EDEN MEMOIRS COMPLETE

    The Eden Memoirs. Facing the Dictators [with] The Reckoning [with] Full Circle. [Complete set.]

    £212

  • BOSWELL, James

    BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

    Boswell’s Life of Johnson

    Edited [and with an Introduction by] by Augustine Birrell. With Malone's Notes and Illustrations.

    £98

  • TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

    FIRST APPEARANCE OF LEE'S ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE ORIGINAL FORMAT

    The Lord of the Rings

    Illustrated by Alan Lee. ['New Reset' Edition. With a Note on the Text by Douglas A. Anderson.]

    £400

  • BARTON, ed., R. M.

    NEAR FINE SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS

    Life in Cornwall. Early Nineteenth Century [with] Mid- Nineteenth Century [with] Late Nineteenth Century [with] End of Nineteenth Century. [Complete set.]

    Being Extracts from the West Briton Newspaper. Selected and edited by R. M. Barton.

    £126

  • HAVELL, Ernest Binfield

    BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

    The Ancient and Medieval Architecture of India. A Study of Indo-Aryan Civilisation

    £130

  • FREEMAN, Edward Augustus

    AUTHOR'S UNSIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN PUBLISHER'S CLOTH

    The History of the Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results. [Complete set.]

    £710

  • ADMIRALTY.

    NEAR FINE COPY IN MODERN BOARDS

    Ships of the Royal Navy. Statement of Losses during the Second World War

    £240

  • SCOTT, Manda

    THE BOUDICA QUARTET COMPLETE: FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

    Dreaming the Eagle [with] Dreaming the Bull [with] Dreaming the Hound [with] Dreaming the Serpent Spear

    £198

  • KIRBY, William Egmont

    SPLENDID SET: FROM THE LIBRARY OF SIR EDMUND CURREY WITH BOOKPLATES

    An Introduction to Entomology: or Elements of the Natural History of Insects

    Fourth Edition.

    £460

  • MALLINSON, Allan

    MATTHEW HERVEY COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

    The Matthew Hervey novels complete

    £410

  • NICOL, Jean

    THE 'HOTEL REGINA' TRILOGY COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

    Hotel Regina [with] Home is the Hotel [with] Bertioni’s Hotel

    £220

  • MARTIN, George R.R.

    THE FOLIO 'GAME OF THRONES' COMPLETE TO DATE: ALL FIRST PRINTINGS IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASES

    A Game of Thrones [with] A Clash of Kings [with] A Storm of Swords [with] A Feast for Crows. [Books 1-4 of A Song of Ice and Fire]

    Introduced by Joe Abercrombie. Illustrated by Jonathan Burton.

    £1,950

  • CROSSING, William

    REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

    Amid Devonia’s Alps, or Wanderings and Adventures on Dartmoor

    £120

  • WREN, Christopher

    THE MARQUESS OF ORMONDE'S COPY WITH BOOKPLATE

    Parentalia: or, Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens; viz. of Mathew [sic] Bishop of Ely, Christopher Dean of Windsor, but chiefly of Sir Christopher Wren Late Surveyor of the Royal Buildings…

    £5,240

  • AESOP

    STOCKDALE'S AESOP: THE CROZIER COPY ON LARGE PAPER

    The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author

    Embellished with One Hundred and Twelve Plates. [Translation by Samuel Croxall.]

    £1,600

  • PEEL, J.H.B.

    'COUNTRY TALK' COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS

    Country Talk [with] More Country Talk [with] New Country Talk [with] Country Talk Again [with] Country Talk Continued [with] Latest Country Talk [with] Another Country Talk

    £160

  • DONACHIE, David

    THE PRIVATEERSMAN SAGA COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS; FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

    The Devil’s Own Luck [with] The Dying Trade [with] A Hanging Matter [with] An Element of Chance [with] The Scent of Betrayal [with] A Game of Bones

    £160

  • BYATT, A. S.

    THE FREDERICA QUARTET COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

    The Virgin in the Garden [with] Still Life [with] Babel Tower [with] A Whistling Woman

    [The Frederica Quartet complete.]

    £470

  • MOTHERSOLE, Jessie

    SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

    The Saxon Shore

    With Twenty-Four Illustrations by the Author, maps and plans.

    £160

  • ANCIENT HEBREW LITERATURE

    NEAR FINE SET

    Ancient Hebrew Literature. Law and History. Volumes 1-4. [Complete set thus.]

    [Arranged by Rev. R. Bruce Taylor.]

    £74

  • PARLOUR, Andy

    NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

    Phantom at War. The British Army’s Secret Intelligence and Communication Regiment of World War Two

    Foreword by Sir Robert Mark.

    £96

  • STEIN, Sir Aurel

    BRIGHT, CRISP COPY

    On Alexander’s Track to the Indus. Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India carried out under the Orders of HM Indian Government

    £640

  • LE GUIN, Ursula

    THE FOLIO EARTHSEA SEQUENCE COMPLETE: ALL FIRST PRINTINGS

    A Wizard of Earthsea [with] The Tombs of Atuan [with] The Farthest Shore [with] Tehanu [with] Tales from Earthsea

    Illustrated by David Lupton. Introduction by David Mitchell.

    £695

  • LOVESEY, Peter

    SERGEANT CRIBB COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS

    Wobble to Death [with] The Detective Wore Silk Drawers [with] Abracadaver [with] Mad Hatter’s Holiday [with] Invitation to a Dynamite Party [with] A Case of Spirits [with] Swing, Swing Together [with] Waxwork. [The Sergeant Cribb novels complete.]

    £312

  • BARRON, pseud., Stephanie

    FINE RUN OF THE FIRST NINE JANE AUSTEN MYSTERIES; TWO VOLUMES SIGNED

    Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor [with] Man of the Cloth [with] Wandering Eye [with] Genius of the Place [with] Stillroom Maid [with] Prisoner of Wool House [with] Ghosts of Netley [with] His Lordship’s Legacy [with] Barque of Frailty

    £290

  • CLEVERLY, Barbara

    THE JOE SANDILANDS SERIES COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS; FOUR VOLUMES SIGNED

    [The Joe Sandilands series complete.]

    £400

  • WOODMAN, Richard

    THE NATHANIEL DRINKWATER SERIES COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS

    [Nathaniel Drinkwater. The series complete.]

    £540

  • MAHAN, Captain Alfred T.

    INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

    The Problem of Asia and its Effect upon International Politics

    £660

  • HARPER, Charles G.

    NEAR FINE SET

    Thames Valley Villages

    Illustrated from Photographs by W.S. Campbell and from Drawings by by the Author.

    £160

  • MARSH, Jan

    BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

    Edward Thomas

    A Poet for his Country.

    £14

Fine Bindings

  • GOLDSMITH, Oliver

    IN SIGNED PURGOLD BINDING

    The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of his Life and Writings

    A New Edition in Four Volumes. Edited by Washington Irving.

    £680

  • MURRAY'S HANDBOOK

    SPLENDID AND UNIQUE COPY IN SIGNED HATCHARDS BINDING

    A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon, including all British India, The Portuguese and French Possessions, and the Protected Native States

    Tenth Edition.

    £670

  • IRELAND, Samuel

    LARGE PAPER COPY

    Picturesque Views on the River Thames

    £640

  • AINGER, Arthur Campbell

    ETONIANA: NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY IN THEMED BINDING

    Eton Songs

    Set to Music by Joseph Barnby. Illustrated by Herbert Marshall.

    £445

  • AUSTEN, Jane

    THE STEVENTON AUSTEN IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING

    [The Novels of Jane Austen.]

    [With] A Memoir by her Nephew J.E. Austen-Leigh [with] Lady Susan and Fragments of two other unfinished Tales. New Edition. [Complete set of the Steventon Edition.].

    £1,720

  • HINCHLIFF, Thomas Woodbine

    IN FULL THEMED MOROCCO

    Summer Months among the Alps: with the Ascent of Monte Rosa

    £1,200

  • CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    SPLENDID COPY IN SIGNED SOTHERAN BINDING

    Ian Hamilton’s March

    Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H Frankland, a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.

    £1,000

  • CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    SPLENDID SET IN SIGNED SOTHERAN BINDING

    Marlborough. His Life and Times

    £3,600

  • URQUHART, Major-General Roy

    IN FULL THEMED MOROCCO

    Arnhem

    With Wilfred Greatorex.

    £544

  • DE GUINGAND, Major-General 'Freddie'

    IN FULL THEMED MOROCCO

    Operation Victory

    £436

  • ISHIGURO, Kazuo

    THE AUTHOR'S FIRST WORK IN FULL MOROCCO

    A Pale View of Hills

    £964

  • LESSING, Doris

    THE AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL IN FULL MOROCCO

    The Grass is Singing

    £695

  • COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

    SPLENDID COLLECTION OF THE POET'S POSTHUMOUS WORKS IN PERIOD BINDING

    The Friend [with] Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit [with] Aids to Reflection [with] Essays on his Own Times [with] Notes on English Divines [with] Notes Theological Political and Miscellaneous

    £2,460

  • CHURCHILL, Peter

    THE SOE TRILOGY IN FULL MOROCCO; FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

    Of their own Choice [with] Duel of Wits [with] The Spirit in the Cage

    £1,120

  • POWYS, John Cowper

    IN FULL MOROCCO

    A Glastonbury Romance

    [First UK Edition].

    £524

  • GALSWORTHY, John

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTED 'FORSYTE' IN FULL MOROCCO

    The Forsyte Saga [with] A Modern Comedy [with] End of the Chapter

    [The Omnibus editions complete.]

    £1,200

  • FUCHIDA, Mitsuo

    FIRST UK EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

    Midway. The Battle that doomed Japan

    Foreword by Professor Michael Lewis. [Introduction by Admiral Kondo. Translation by M. Chihaya. Edited from the Japanese edition by C.H. Kawakami and R. Pineau]. [First UK Edition].

    £468

  • DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan

    THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

    The Tragedy of the Korosko

    [Illustrations by Sidney Paget.]

    £565

  • BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

    CHARLES ROBINSON'S SECRET GARDEN IN FULL MOROCCO

    The Secret Garden

    Illustrated by Charles Robinson. [Fifth Impression thus.]

    £522

  • GREENE, Graham

    IN FULL MOROCCO WITH SLIP-CASE

    Our Man in Havana. An Entertainment

    £685

  • WAUGH, Evelyn

    IN FULL MOROCCO WITH SLIP-CASE

    Black Mischief

    £825

  • GRIMBLE, Arthur

    THE 'ISLANDS' IN FULL MOROCCO

    A Pattern of Islands [with] Return to the Islands

    £780

  • HUNT, Sir John

    SIGNED BY SIR JOHN HUNT; IN FULL MOROCCO

    The Ascent of Everest

    £1,900