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HAVERGAL, FRANCES RIDLEY. MY BIBLE STUDY: FOR THE SUNDAYS OF THE YEAR.  ‘Home Words’ Publishing Office, 1, Paternoster Buildings, E.C. 1880.
FIRST EDITION. Oblong 8vo. 8.5 x 6 inches. [xv] + [58] lithographed facsimile plates + [6] pp. publisher’s advertisements. All text and plates within decorative borders.Illustrated by 2 engravings, including frontispiece. Decorated by vignettes. Facsimile signature of F. R. Havergal on title page.Bound in morocco, gilt with blind stamped and gilt block to accompany title on front board within gilt borders. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a fine copy.
Facsimile reproduction of the Bible study notes, originally written on postcards, of Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-79), poet and hymn writer. A scarce copy. £60.00 [Stock No. 24304]

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. REGULATIONS INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE FOR OFFICERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. 1952 Edition. This Edition entirely cancels all previous Editions. [Cover title:] P and O Regulations. Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, 122 Leadenhall Street, E.C.3. 1952.
Small 8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches. x + [i] + 90 pp. Extra interleaved with blank pages and some printed amendments tipped in with dates up to 1957.Decorated by Company’s arms at head of title.Bound in original green cloth, gilt with gilt block of Company’s device. Some stains on boards and a few traces of light foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Printed label with hand written entries for issues to second, third and fourth officers of R.M.S. Carthage, Sunda, Chusan, Iberia and S.S. Arcadia and Devanha on front pastedown. Someone has emphasised in red crayon in margins, the regulation, No Officer is to entertain a lady by herself in his cabin (p.320.
A handbook of rules and regulations and advice for P and O officers, outlining duties of certain individual officers, discipline, navigation, safety, cargo, passengers, mails, fuel, service personnel and government passengers. The handbook ends with some reflections and appendices on uniforms and apprentices. A chance survival as officers leaving the service had to hand in these rule books and most were presumably discarded when superseded by a later issue. £100.00 [Stock No. 24303]

INGRAM, MRS. JAMES H. and FELT, MRS. CARL A., compiled by. GUILD COOK BOOK SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF THE PEKING UNION CHURCH PEKING CHINA 1939. Compiled by Mrs. James H. Ingram and Mrs. Carl A. Felt. Third Edition.  Union Press. 1939.
Large 8vo. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. [v] + 117 pp., with pp. 1-77 duplicated for Chinese text (blank page after 32, total = 193 pp.) Bound in original green cloth with black titles. Extremities worn with a little damage to head of spine and stains at top and side edges of front board and on foredge; otherwise a very good copy with a clean interior.
Cook book with recipes in Chinese and English on facing pages. At the end it includes English sections on quantity cooking, balanced menus, stains and their removal, a glossary, etc. The book was originally compiled by Mrs. Cora E. Lewis who came to China in 1902 and began to translate the recipes for foreign food she had brought with her, many from a cook book published in Carbondale, PA. She published a second edition in 1923, with Dr. James H. Ingram assisting in the translation. She passed her book over to Mrs Ingram on leaving China, who revised and expanded it for this 1939 edition. £100.00 [Stock No. 24299]

NOEL, J. B. L. THE AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  Forster Groom and Co. Ltd, 15 Charing Cross, S.W.1. 1919.
12mo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. [4] including 2 pp. advertisements + 100 pp. + [1] pp advertisement. Illustrated by 34 text figures, including black and white photographs and line drawings. Advertisement endpapers. In original pictorial cloth, with silhouette of held automatic and black titles. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy.
Well illustrated survey which examines the mechanism and use of various types of automatic pistols. John Baptist Lucius Noel (1890-1989) was principally a mountaineer who filmed the 1924 Everest expedition. Following his war service, however, he published two titles on handguns, the first being How to Shoot with a Revolver (1918). A scarce title. £85.00 [Stock No. 24294]

BURRARD, SIR GERALD. THE IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS AND FORENSIC BALLISTICS. By Major Sir Gerald Burrard. Third Revised Edition.  Herbert Jenkins.  1956.
8vo. [4] + 217 pp. Illustrated by 41 black and white photographic plates including frontispiece and by 5 line drawings in text.Bound in original green cloth, gilt in pictorial price-clipped dust wrapper, which is chipped at edges and head and tail of spine. Extremities worn and some foxing of top edge. Sellotape marks at edge of inside wrappers and on endpapers and library stamp and accession number on title page and verso; otherwise a very good copy.
A standard work on ballistic forensics by Sir Gerald Burrard (1888-1965), first published in 1934. It surveys the different types of firearms and their ammunition and examines the characteristics of fired cartridges and bullets. £30.00 [Stock No. 24293]

MANGIN, ARTHUR. ADAMS, W. H. DAVENPORT, edited by. EARTH AND ITS TREASURES: A DESCRIPTION OF THE METALLIC AND MINERAL WEALTH OF NATURE. Edited, and with Additions by W. H. Davenport Adams. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row.  1875.
8vo. 5.25 x 7 inches. 405 + [1] pp. + [10] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated throughout by wood engravings including whole page and frontispiece. Decorated by initials. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, decorated by gilt block. Bevelled edges. Extremities worn and foxing throughout but otherwise a good copy. Prize certificate of Allan Park School, 1876.
A systematic survey of the mineral and metallic wealth of the Earth, by Arthur Mangin (1824-87), originally published in France as Pierres et Métaux and edited and expanded for the English edition by William Henry Davenport Adams (1828-91). Awarded as a school prize in 1876. £25.00 [Stock No. 24292]

KARLGREN, BERNHARD. THE BOOK OF ODES. Chinese Text, Transcription and Translation.  The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. 1950.
8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. [iv] + 270 pp. Includes text in Chinese.In original cream paper wrappers with titles in red and black. Deckled edges. A little wear to edges and occasional light foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Signatures on front inside wrapper and at head of title.
The translation by Bernhard Kahlgren (1889-1978) was originally published in the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, 16 and 17 (1944, 1945), and reprinted here with the original Chinese text and its transcription. The Shi jing, or Book of Odes is the oldest collection of Chinese poetry in existence, dating from the eleventh to seventh centuries BC. It was held in great esteem by Confucius. £35.00 [Stock No. 24291]

AUTHOR’S PRESENTATION COPY. MARQUAND, JOHN P. POINT OF NO RETURN. First edition after the printing of a limited, signed edition of 600 copies.  Little, Brown and Company. 1949.
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. ix + [i] + 559 pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original decorative cloth with contrasting blue title label, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which has sunned spine and small missing sections at top and at head and tail of spine. A little foxing of edges but otherwise a very good copy. Presentation inscription from author, 1949 on first free endpaper.
First trade edition of a novel previously serialised and published in a limited book form edition in 1947, and adapted for the stage in a three act comedy in 1954. This is one of a series of novels examining the dilemmas of class in New England with a satirical eye, by John Phillips Marquand (1893-1960, who also wrote popular spy novels. With a presentation inscription by the author. £75.00 [Stock No. 24290]

PUMPHREY, GEORGE H. CONQUERING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.  Abelard Schuman. 1965.
First Edition, 8vo. 9.75 x 5.5 inches, 157 pp. with photo., illustrations, original cloth in dust wrapper.
From pre-history to the proposed channel tunnel. £10.00 [Stock No. 24289]

THE TIMES. ILLUSTRATED AND UNABRIDGED EDITION OF THE TIMES REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM PALMER, For poisoning John Parsons Cook at Rugely. From the Short-hand Notes taken in the Central Criminal Court from Day to Day. Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street. 1856.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 184 pp. Illustrated throughout by wood engravings, including whole page and double page numbered in text, folding frontispiece and title page vignette. Bound in original cloth, gilt, boards with blind stamped decorated borders; spine rebacked, preserving most of original. Some pages browned and foxing.
The Rugeley poisoning trial was a notorious mid-Victorian case and this detailed and well illustrated title is one of the numerous reports and narratives which it inspired. William Palmer (1824-56) was accused of murdering his racing friend, John Cook by strychnine poisoning in 1855, although no conclusive forensic evidence was established of this. Palmer, who was addicted to gambling on the horses, was also suspected of having murdered six other relatives, for financial gain, including life insurance. He was found guilty and executed at Stafford. The case produced numerous cultural resonances, including the saying, ‘What’s your poison?’ and literary references, including the 1957 novel, They Hanged my Saintly Billy, by Robert Graves. £80.00 [Stock No. 24288]

MITCHELL, VIC and SMITH, KEITH. ASHFORD TO DOVER South Coast Railways seris. Including the Hythe and Sandgate branch Middleton Press. 1989.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. 94 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, facsimiles and maps. In pictorial laminated boards. A fine copy.
Well illustrated history of the line from Ashford to Dover £10.00 [Stock No. 24287]

CARROLL, LEWIS. RACKHAM, illustrated by. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND BY LEWIS CARROLL ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. With a Proem by Austin Dobson.  William Heinemann. [1907].
FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 6.25 x 8.25 inches. xi, including [1] pp. publisher’s advertisement + [i] + 161 + [3] pp., including [1] pp. publisher’s advertisement.Illustrated by frontispiece and 12 other plates, all with letterpress heading pages, vignette and whole page drawings in text, vignette title page and by initials. Bound in original green cloth with dark green titles and pictorial gilt block on front board and publisher’s device on rear. Spine and edges of boards sunned, a few small stains a slight wear to extremities. Some scattered foxing, including edges; otherwise a very good copy.
The first trade edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. £375.00 [Stock No. 24245]

DE BESENVAL DE BRÜNSTATT, PIERRE-VICTOR, baron. UZANNE, OCTAVE, edited by. CONTES DE M. LE BARON DE BESENVAL. Lieutenant Général des Armées du Roi. Avec une Notice bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. (Petits conteurs du XVIIIe siècle). A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit. 1881.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches. [4] + xxliv + 234+ [4] pp. Title page in red and black. Separate half titles for each work.Illustrated by 2 engraved plates, including portrait frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and colophon. In original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper. Uncut pages and deckled edges. Wrappers sunned with slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
This title is a selection of the works of the author, soldier and courtier, Pierre-Victor de Besenval de Brünstatt, of Swiss origin (1721-1794). A favourite at the court of Marie-Antoinette, his health was ruined by imprisonment during the Revolution. These reprints include two of his best known romances, Le Spleen and Les Amans Soldats and eight other stories and are preceded by an historical and bibliographical account of the author and his works, by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research covered eighteenth century authors. £35.00 [Stock No. 24242]

DE LA BRETONNE, RESTIF. UZANNE, OCTAVE, edited by. CONTES DE RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE. LE PIED DE FANCHETTE OU LE SOULIER COULEUR DE ROSE. Avec une Notice bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. (Petits conteurs du XVIIIe siècle).  A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit. 1881.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches. [4] + xl+ 295 + [7] pp. Title page in red and black. Reproduction of original title page, with alternative subtitle, L’ Orfeline française. Notes at end.Illustrated by 2 engraved plates, including portrait frontispiece and vignette at head of text. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and colophon. In original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper. Uncut pages and deckled edges. Spine and top edges of wrappers sunned and stained, with slight loss at head of spine and small tears on front wrapper; otherwise a very good copy.
This title reprints the first successful work, the novel, Le Pied de Fanchette (1769) of the prolific author, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, better known as Rétif de la Bretonne (1734-1806). His works, combining social fantasy and graphic sexual realism illuminate French society on the eve of the Revolution. The French word for shoe fetishism, retifism, is derived from his name and the title of this novel suggests that it is a theme of it. This edition includes an historical and bibliographical account of the author and his works, by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research covered eighteenth century authors. £35.00 [Stock No. 24241]

DUCLOT, CHARLES PINIOT. UZANNE, OCTAVE, edited by. CONTES DE CHARLES PINOT DUCLOS. Avec une Notice bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. (Petits conteurs du XVIIIe siècle). Contents: Les Confessions du Comte de ***. Écrites par lui-même a un ami. Acajou et Zirphile. Conte. Réponse du Public a L’ Auteur d’ Acajou.  A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit. 1880.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches. [4] + xc + 251+ [5] pp. Title page in red and black. Separate half titles for each work.Illustrated by 3 engraved plates, including one facsimile letter and portrait frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and colophon. In original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher’s advertisements on rear wrapper. Uncut pages and deckled edges. Spine and top edges of wrappers sunned and stained, with slight loss at head of spine and small tears on front wrapper; a few margin ink stains otherwise a very good interior.
This title is a selection of the works of the author, Charles Pinot Duclos (1704-72); historian and contributor to L’ Encyclopédie, elected to the Académie française in 1747. These reprints of Les Confessions du Conte de *** (1742) and Acajou et Zirphile (1744) include an historical and bibliographical account of the author and his works, by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research covered eighteenth century authors. £35.00 [Stock No. 24240]

GESSERT, M. A. FROMBERG, EMANUEL OTTO. RUDIMENTARY TREATISE ON THE ART OF PAINTING ON GLASS OR GLASS STAINING Comprising directions for preparing the pigments and fluxes, for laying them upon the glass, and for firing or burning in the colours. From the German of Dr. M. A. Gessert. To which is added An Appendix on the Art of Enamelling, etc. Fourth Edition. [Bound with:] RUDIMENTARY ESSAY ON THE ART OF PAINTING ON GLASS from the German of EMANUEL OTTO FROMBERG. Fourth Edition. (Weale’s Rudimentary Scientific and Educational Series. 40, 41). Crosby Lockwood and Co., 7, Stationers’ Hall Court, Ludgate Hill. 1878.
16mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. Gessert, iv + 92 pp.; Fromberg, [iv] + 116 pp. + 32 pp. publisher’s catalogue. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages.Bound in original green cloth, gilt, decorated with blind stamping with paper title label on spine. Slight sunning of spine and a little wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Two title on the art of painting on glass in the ubiquitous Weale’s Rudimentary Series, conveniently bound together in this Fourth Edition. Both are translations from the German, the first English editions, published by John Weale, being 1844 (Gessert) and 1851 (Fromberg). £75.00 [Stock No. 24229]

GRENIER, JEAN. BORÈS. FRANCISCO. BORÈS, FRANCISCO. Text de Jean Grenier. A. Zwemmer. 1961.
4to. 9 x 11.75 inches. [24] pp. + [76] leaves of plates + [8] pp. Illustrated throughout by 8 colour lithographs, including frontispiece and by 12 heliogravure plates in colour and 171 numbered black and white plates.Bound in original pictorial boards. Outer hinges of boards starting to crack and other wear to extremities and some red underlining in list of black and white reproductions; otherwise a good interior.
English translation, by Conrad Wise, of the French edition (Paris, Editions Verve, 1961), with text by Jean Grenier (1898-1971). The artist, Francisco Borès (1898-1972), who arrived in Paris in 1925 with the second wave of artists from Spain, was influenced by his predecessor, Picasso. The volume includes eight original lithographs and a cover, especially designed by the artist. £30.00 [Stock No. 24225]

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. BALL, RICHARD. BRONCHO. This autographed Edition de Luxe is limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is No. Sixteen. Country Life Ltd. 1930.
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. 8 x 10.25 inches. ix + [i] + 134 + [4] pp.Illustrated by 16 plates, including frontispiece, from drawings by G. D. Armour and by vignettes, including title page.Bound in original red quarter morocco over red cloth, gilt, spine in compartments with black and gilt lines. Marbled edged endpapers. Top edge gilt, others deckled. In red slipcase with green title label, gilt, containing inner pocket with a duplicate set of the sixteen plates for framing purposes, which has been neatly repaired. A little foxing of fore edge but otherwise a fine copy.
Signed limited edition of an account of a horse that serves on the Western Front and returns home, illustrated by the artist, Richard Ball (b.1897); an early predecessor of the recent War Horse story. The 1932 popular edition was subtitled An imaginary biography of a horse. £65.00 [Stock No. 24224]

WELLS, H. G. THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY.  Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1910.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 374 + [10] pp. publisher’s catalogue.Decorated by pictorial endpapers with publisher’s monogram and by title page vignette. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting white title label, gilt. Slight wear to edges of label and occasional light spotting largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good clean copy.
First edition in book form of a story which had previously appeared as a serial in The State (South Africa), October 1909-March 1910. The Notes on Nelson’s New Novels at the end are dated 1910. £200.00 [Stock No. 24222]

WELLS, H. G. THE CAMFORD VISITATION.  Methuen and Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, W.C.2. 1937.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo.5 x 7.5 inches. [vi] + [2] pp.Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original light blue cloth, with dark blue titles, in two tone blue dust wrapper with spine sunned and chips at top edge and head and tail of spine. Spine and top of boards slightly sunned and some foxing largely confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy, complete in dust wrapper. 1945 signature on first free endpaper.
Fiction relating the appearance of an unexpected voice in the university town of Camford and the reactions of the residents. £40.00 [Stock No. 24221]

 

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