FIRST EDITION OF STANDARD HISTORY OF CHATHAM.
PRESNAIL, JAMES. CHATHAM THE STORY OF A DOCKYARD TOWN AND THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE BRITISH NAVY.
CHATHAM THE STORY OF A DOCKYARD TOWN AND THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE BRITISH NAVY. 1952.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 283 pp. Illustrated with 20 black and white plates, including 5 maps.Illustrated by 20 black and white plates including portrait frontispiece and 5 maps. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block of arms on front board, in pictorial dust wrapper which is price clipped, with chips tears, and small missing sections at head and tail of spine and edges; otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of the standard work on the history of the town and naval dockyard.
£20.00 [Stock No. 24540]
GASQUET, FRANCIS AIDAN. THE GREAT PESTILENCE
(A.D. 1348-9), now commonly known as The Black Death. By Francis Aidan Gasquet, D.D., O.S.B. Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Limited. 1893.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. xx + 244 pp. Illustrated by tables in text.Bound in black half morocco, gilt over blue and black cloth boards with gilt armourial block in centre; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated with gilt lines. Marbled boards. Top edge gilt. A few traces of foxing but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate of Sherborne Library.
An account of the Black Death of 1348-49 in various parts of Europe and in the English regions, based on archival sources. Gasquet (1846-1929) was a Benedictine historian, who became a cardinal in 1914. He was appointed Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives in 1917 and Librarian of the Vatican Library in 1924. A handsomely bound copy of this early standard work. £100.00 [Stock No. 24539]
LEFTWICH, JOSEPH, edited by. YISRÕEL THE JEWISH OMNIBUS.
Edited by Joseph Leftwich. Revised Edition. James Clarke and Co. Ltd., 5 Wardrobe Place, E.C.4 1945.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 723 +  pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in dust wrapper with sunned spine with some chips at head of spine and tears on rear wrapper. Slight wear to extremities and light foxing largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller’s stamp on front pastedown.
First published in 1933, this anthology of Jewish short stories by seventy six authors, edited by Joseph Leftwich (1892-1983), is divided into nine sections, English, American, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, French, Russian, Dutch and Czech. £40.00 [Stock No. 24538]
FIRST EDITION LE CARRÉ.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN. SMILEY'S PEOPLE.
Hodder and Stoughton. 1979.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 327 pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which has very slight wear at edges. A very good copy.
First edition Le Carré in dust wrapper. The author’s ninth novel, it is the third part of the ‘Karla’ trilogy and features his recurring character, George Smiley, in a central role. £125.00 [Stock No. 24537]
LEE, LAURIE. I CAN'T STAY LONG.
Decorations by Susan Campbell. Frontispiece by William Thomson. 1975.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 232 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by section title vignettes. Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, price clipped before publication with new price label added, and very slight wear along top edge. Slight indentation at lower side edge of first twenty pages, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
A collection of the author’s occasional writing, including travel pieces. £30.00 [Stock No. 24536]
FIRST US EDITION IRIS MURDOCH .
MURDOCH, IRIS. THE ACCIDENTAL MAN.
The Viking Press. 1972.
FIRST US EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. [vi] + 442 pp. Decorated by title page and headpiece vignettes.Bound in original quarter cloth with red titles over stiff card boards in pictorial dust wrapper, which has lightly chipped at head of spine. Top edges yellow. Half title creased and slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
First US edition of Iris Murdoch’s fourteenth novel, first published in 1971. It is a complex story set in London with a theme of accidental occurrences and coincidences. The cast of principal characters is given on the front inside dust wrapper. £30.00 [Stock No. 24535]
FIRST EDITION OF THE MAGUS.
FOWLES, JOHN. THE MAGUS.
Jonathan Cape Thirty Bedford Square. 1966.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. [xii] + 617 pp. Bound in original quarter purple cloth, gilt over black and white patterned cloth, in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little chipped at head and tail of spine. Top edges purple. Spine slightly sunned and a few stains on lower edge with some foxing ; otherwise a very good copy. 1966 inscription on first free endpaper.
First edition in dust wrapper of the famous novel by John Fowles set on a Greek island. £300.00 [Stock No. 24534]
BONZO THE DOG.
STUDDY, GEORGE E., illustrated by. PLAYFUL ANIMALS.
B. B. Ltd. [1946?].
Folio. 9.75 x 12.75 inches.  pp., including wrappers, which provide the title. Illustrated throughout in colour with captions. In pictorial card wrappers. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Although he is not acknowledged, this illustrated children’s book features the work of the commercial artist, George E. Studdy (1878-1948), including his very popular creation Bonzo the Dog, who first appeared in the 1920s in The Sketch Magazine. Studdy also produced numerous postcard designs for Valentine and Sons of Dundee. £40.00 [Stock No. 24533]
GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE, COLOGNE. ALBERS, JOSEF. JOSEF ALBERS.
This book appeared in conjunction with the exhibition Josef Albers. Held at The Mayor Gallery, London September 7 - October 14, 1989 and at the Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne October 28 - December 2, 1989.
Copies printed: 2500. Editing Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne. The Mayor Gallery. 1989.
4to. 9.5 x 11.75 inches. 136 +  +  pp. Text in German, English and French. Illustrated by black and white photographs, including portrait frontispiece and by 28 colour plates of artworks captioned on verso. Bound in stiff pictorial boards with black titles. Traces of wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in Cologne and London showing a selection from the artist’s Homage to the Square series, begun in 1949. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German artist and designer who taught at the Bauhaus before emigrating to the US in 1933; from 1950 he headed the department of design at Yale University. £25.00 [Stock No. 24532]
THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA IN 1730s.
SEUTTER, MATTHAUS. NOVA DESIGNATIO INSULAE JAMAICAE EX ANTOLLANIS AMERICAE SEPTENTRION
Non Poltremae Secundum Guberuationes SuasAccuratas aeri incisa et publici juris sacta a Matthaeo Seuttero Sac Caes et Reg Cathol Maj. Geogr Augustae Vindel. Imperial Geographer Matthaus Seutter published in his ‘Grosser Atlas’ of 1734. no date but .
22 x 19 inches, copper engraved map in original hand-colouring.A fine strong impression, clean and sound with traces of the old centre fold and reasonable margins. A fine example.
A fine large map of the island of Jamaica divided by parishes. Of particular note is an early representation of the small walled town in St. Catherine that would later become Spanish Town, a contender for the capital of Jamaica. The map itself is highly detailed with geographic features and port names. The soundings in a few harbours are included as well. The map has an extremely decorative allegorical title cartouche which depicts Negroes going about the process of harvesting and refining sugar,also shown are other exotic creatures, Turtles and even a Mermaid. £750.00 [Stock No. 24531]
NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL A fine pair of 19th century gouache paintings on paper.
A detailed daytime view looking across the Bay of Naples at the city and harbour and night time view of Vesuvius erupting. Each painting is enlivened with groups of well executed figures with ships and other detail. 1835.
Two original gouache paintings on paper each 25.5 x 17 inches, with black borders.The Vesuvius view is titled Eruz del 1835 and the view of Naples has the title cut, unsigned. Both in fine condition
A fine pair of Neapolitan School views of better than usual quality, the detail and animated figures and the artist’s ability to catch the Neapolitan light mark this pair out from the average. £1,350.00 [Stock No. 24530]
JEFFREY, PAUL. THE CITY CHURCHES OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN.
The Hambledon Press. 1996.
4to. 7.25 x 10 inches. [xix] + [i] + 385 pp. Illustrated by frontispiece and by 187 text figures, including black and white photographs and plans. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. Lower corners slightly bumped but otherwise a fine copy. Neat inscription at lower left of front pastedown.
A systematic account of Wren’s City of London churches. The first part is a general survey; the second a gazetteer of all the churches. Three appendices list the costs of the churches, those destroyed in the Great Fire and not rebuilt and those which survived the Great Fire. Of the fifty one original Wren churches, only twenty three now remain. £25.00 [Stock No. 24529]
AUERBACH, FELIX. THE ZEISS WORKS AND THE CARL ZEISS FOUNDATION IN JENA.
Their scientific, technical, and sociological development and importance popularly described by Prof. Felix Auerbach. Translated from the Fifth German Edition by R. Kanthack. With a foreword by Prof. Cheshire C.B.E. With 252 illustrations and frontispiece.
[Spine title:] ZEISS FOUNDATION 1926. W. and G. Foyle Ltd 119-125 Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. .
Large 8vo. 7 x 9.5 inches. [iv] + 273 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, 253 text figures, including photographs and engravings and by folding plate at end. Bound in black cloth, gilt. Light wear to extremities but otherwise a very good clean copy. Loosely inserted: set of three stamps of Deutsche Demokratische Republik, VEB Carl Zeiss Jena 1846-1956, with postal cancellations.
An account of the Zeiss works in Jena, focusing on its range of optical products. This work by Felix Auerbach (1856-1933) was originally translated from the second German edition of 1904 and is much expanded in this 1927 edition. £50.00 [Stock No. 24528]
CROSS, M. I. and COLE, MARTIN J. MODERN MICROSCOPY.
A Handbook for Beginners in Two Parts.
I. THE MICROSCOPE, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ITS USE, by M. I. Cross.
II. MICROSCOPIC OBJECTS; HOW PREPARED AND MOUNTED. By Martin J. Cole. Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 20 and 21, King William Street, Strand. 1893.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. 104 pp. +  + 41 +  pp. publisher’s advertisement catalogue.Illustrated by 30 wood engravings, including frontispiece and text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. Some wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
A practical guide to microscopy and the preparation of specimens, which includes full page engravings of microscopes by W. Watson and Sons, Swift and Sons, Powell and Lealand and by R. and J. Beck. A popular title which appeared in five editions until 1922. £35.00 [Stock No. 24527]
MILLS, F. W. PHOTOGRAPHY APPLIED TO THE MICROSCOPE.
With a chapter on mounting objects by T. Charters White, M.R.C.S., F.R.M.S. Illustrated with half-tone plates and woodcuts. Iliffe and Son, 3, St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus. 1891.
8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches. 61 +  pp. +  pp. advertisements.Illustrated by colour frontispiece and by half tones and wood engravings in text.In patterned paper wrappers with later spine. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
A practical guide to photomicrography by Frederick William Mills of the Camera Club, Charing Cross Road, which includes a text engraving of a microscope by J. H. Steward and an advertisement for The Edinburgh Students Microscope by W. Watson and Sons, 313, High Holborn, London, W.C. £30.00 [Stock No. 24526]
KENDALL, PAUL. THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID 1918.
‘The finest feat of arms.’ Spellmount. 2008.
Large 8vo. 7 x 10 inches. 351 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, facsimiles and plans. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
A detailed analysis of the Zeebrugge Raid of 23 April 1918, in which three allied blockships, with a diversionary landing on the Mole led by the Vindictive, attempted to deny use of the canal to Bruges by German submarines. The first part is a narrative of the raid set in its context; the second contains biographies of many of the participants. Appendices list the composition of the naval force, the casualties, the honours and awards gained, and the Flanders based German submarines lost during the War. £20.00 [Stock No. 24525]
THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. THE PENNY MAGAZINE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. 1834.
Volume III. Issues 113-176, 4 January - 27 December 1834, including 12 monthly supplements, 31 December 1833 - 31 December 1834. Charles Knight, 22, Ludgate Street. 1834.
4to. 7.5 x 11.25 inches. 511 +  pp. Illustrated throughout by 231 wood engravings. Bound in original half maroon morocco, gilt over marbled boards; spine rebacked preserving original. Extremities worn, some wear to page edges, with a couple of lower margin repairs neatly repaired.01 and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Inscriptions of Emma Selena Murray 1842 on front pastedown and verso of first free endpaper.
Sixty three issues of The Penny Magazine for 1834, published every Saturday and including the extra monthly supplements. Strikingly illustrated by wood engravings, the topics range from the boa constrictor, rhinoceros and Merino sheep to coaches, Shakespeare’s Cliff and Birmingham Town Hall. Some topics are spread over a number of weekly parts, including clocks and the manufacture of gas, the Houses of Parliament, featuring the fire of that year and Hogarth and his works. Whole issues of the monthly supplements are also devoted to Canterbury and Oxford. The Penny Magazine, devised for a working class readership, was published from 1832 to 1845; by 1833 it had already become necessary to raise the price to 4d. £150.00 [Stock No. 24523]
DENDY MARSHALL, C. F. A HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
Compiled from various sources. The Southern Railway Company, Waterloo Station. 1936.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. xii + [ii] + 708 pp. Illustrated by 2 folding plans of Waterloo, 4 colour plates and by numerous black and white, photographs, facsimiles, maps and plans, etc. in text, many whole page. Pictorial map endpapers. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with blind stamped company arms on front boards. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a fine copy.
First edition of the authoritative standard account of the four main southern systems, and the cross channel and steamer services. The best known work of Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall (1872-1945), noted railway historian and philatelist. He was educated at Trinity, Cambridge, trained as a barrister, but never practised, and served as President of the Newcomen Society. £45.00 [Stock No. 24521]
WEST, CHARLES. LECTURES ON THE DISEASES OF WOMEN.
Third Edition. John Churchill and Sons, New Burlington Street. 1864.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xvi + 687 +  pp. + 23 +  pp. publisher’s catalogue, 1875. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Extremities worn and small missing section from top right hand of title page not affecting text. Occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Later signature on first free endpaper.
A classic study written in the form of thirty three lectures, which appeared in four editions by 1879. The first edition was published in two volumes, 1856-58. Charles West was physician specialising in obstetrics and paediatrics. He founded The Hospital for Sick Children in London in 1851 and was its first physician. £85.00 [Stock No. 24520]
WYSS, JOHANN DAVID. ROBINSON, T. H., illustrated by. THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON.
By Johann David Wyss. Illustrations by T. H. Robinson.
‘For the purpose of this Edition, certain passages in the original work have been omitted.’ Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press. [1919?].
Large 8vo. 7.25 x 9.5 inches. xii + 431 pp. Title page in red and green. Illustrated by 20 tipped in colour plates, including frontispiece. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, with pictorial gilt blocks on front board and spine, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small chips at head and small missing section at tail of spine. Top edge gilt, fore and lower edges deckled. Slight wear to extremities and some foxing, largely confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy.
The Swiss Family Robinson with plates by Thomas Heath Robinson (1869-1954), book illustrator, elder brother of W. Heath Robinson, the well known cartoonist and illustrator. £40.00 [Stock No. 24519]