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DUMAS, ALEXANDRE. OGLE, R. B., illustrated by. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Illustrated in colour by R. B. Ogle. John Hamilton Limited. [c.1930].
Large 8vo. 7.5 x 10 inches. 404 pp.Illustrated by 8 colour plates, including frontispiece. Bound in original blue cloth with black titles and decoration on front board. In pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped at edges and repaired at head of spine and top edge. A little wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
The Three Musketeers with colour plates by Richard Bertram Ogle (1889-1976), artist, book illustrator and later, author. £25.00 [Stock No. 24518]

SWIFT, JONATHAN. RACKHAM, ARTHUR, illustrated by. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. By Jonathan Swift. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The Temple Press, W.C. 2.  1937.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.25 inches. xv + [i] + 291 + [1] pp.+ [12] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 12 colour plates, including frontispiece, by black and white whole page line drawings in text and by head and tailpiece vignette drawings.Bound in original blue cloth with black titles with gilt block of Ursuline High School, Ilford on front board. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. School prize labels on endpapers.
An early example of book illustration by Arthur Rackham which was first published in 1899; this reworked edition with additional drawings first appeared in 1909. £100.00 [Stock No. 24517]

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. DULAC, EDMUND, illustrated by. TREASURE ISLAND. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Ernest Benn Limited. 1927.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. 255 +[1] pp. Illustrated by 12 colour plates, including frontispiece and by title page vignette, by 21 drawings in text, including map and head and tailpieces. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original red cloth, with black titles and decorative border on front board. Slight wear to extremities and spine and inner board edges sunned; otherwise a very good copy. R L Stevenson Copyright printed label on front pastedown.
Treasure Island illustrated by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953). £250.00 [Stock No. 24516]

FOLKESTONE - KELLY'S. DIRECTORY OF FOLKESTONE, SANDGATE, HYTHE AND SALTWOOD. 1956.  Kelly's Directories. 1956.
8vo. 8.5 x 5.5 inches 394 pp. lacking folding map.Original printed cloth. Spine a little faded but a good copy.
£30 [Stock No. 24513]

FINCH, W. COLES. WATERMILLS AND WINDMILLS. A Historical Survey of their Rise, Decline and Fall as Portrayed by those of Kent. Arthur Cassell. 1976.
4to. 7.25 x 10 inches 336 pp. Illustrated with numerous sepia plates, including frontispiece and plates.Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper.
The only reprint of the 1933 classic, which has itself become harder to find now. £15.00 [Stock No. 24512]

RACKHAM, ARTHUR Illustrates ; DICKENS, CHARLES A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Heinemann 1933.
Small 4to. 6 x 8 inches. xi + 147 pp. illustrated with 8 coloured plates and 18 in black and white.Bound in the original blue cloth with design in black on upper board, very slightly rubbed on extremities, with the dust wrapper which is not price clipped and complete apart from a few small chips from the foot of the spine a very good example, scarce in a very good Rackham illustrated wrapper.
A cheaper reprint of the classic tale which is hard to find in a wrapper. £100.00 [Stock No. 24511]

KELLY'S - SUSSEX. KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SUSSEX, 1922.  Kelly’s Directories Ltd. 1922.
4to. 7.25 x 10.75 inches. viii + 1009 + [2] pp. advertisements at end.Illustrated by a large folding coloured map of the county and by occasional engravings in text.Bound in recent maroon cloth, gilt with new endpapers. A very good copy.
Disbound from a larger multi volume directory, probably of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. £100.00 [Stock No. 24510]

BRACKENBURY, GEORGE. THE CAMPAIGN IN THE CRIMEA: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH. Second Series. Illustrated by Forty Plates, from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson. Paul and Dominic Colnaghi and Co., Pall Mall East and Longman, Brown , Green, and Longman, Paternoster Row. 1856.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 7.25 x 10 inches. [viii] + 136 pp. Illustrated by 40 tinted lithographs, including vignette title page.Bound in original blue cloth, elaborately decorated, gilt. All edges gilt. Extremities very worn and hinges weak and splitting, but the plates are good clean examples.
An historical introduction precedes a description of each of the forty plates by William Simpson (1823-99). The First Series was published in 1855. £110.00 [Stock No. 24505]

CHRESTEIL, G. A. TYPES ET UNIFORMES DE L’ ARMÉE ROUGE VUS A BERLIN EN 1945. Texte et Documentation de G. A. Chresteil. Editions du Panache chez Cart libraire 8, Rue de L’ Ancienne-Comédie, 6e. 1946.
16mo. 6.75 x 7.25 inches. 18 + [2] pp. + 18 + 11 colour plates.Illustrated by title page vignette, by 18 colour plates of uniforms and 11 colour plates of insignia, decorations and medals.In card wrappers with yapp edges, front wrapper repeating title page with the vignette in colour; spine has later plastic binder. A little sunning of front wrapper edges and wear markings on rear wrapper but otherwise a very good copy with a clean interior.
Well observed colour studies of the uniforms, insignia and decorations of the Red Army soldiers occupying Berlin in 1945. £45.00 [Stock No. 24503]

FORWOOD, MICHAEL. THE ELHAM VALLEY RAILWAY. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Phillimore,  1975.
Green cloth, gilt. Some slight damp staining to lower fore-edge, otherwise good copy in like dust wrapper. Scarce.
The first published history of this line. £30.00 [Stock No. 24499]

OGLEY, BOB. KENT AT WAR THE UNCONQUERED COUNTY. 1939 - 1945 Froglets Publications, Westerham, in association with Kent Messenger. 1995.
4to. 10 x 8 inches224 pp. with illustrations throughout.Original pictorial card wrappers. Mint, apart from a previous owners name in ink on title page.
A photographic account of the War in Kent using material and photographs gleaned from many sources but princably from the archive of the Kent Messenger. £12.00 [Stock No. 24498]

BATES, H.E. FLYING BOMBS OVER ENGLAND. Edited by Bob Ogley Froglets Publications Ltd,  1994.
4to. 160 pp. illustrated throughout with photographs.Laminated card covers.
First published edition of a report written by H. E. Bates whilst serving in the R.A.F. in 1945. £10.00 [Stock No. 24497]

KNIGHT, DENNIS. HARVEST OF MESSERSCHMITTS. THE CHRONICLE OF A VILLAGE AT WAR - 1940. Based on the diary of Mary Smith of Elham. Frederick Warne. 1981.
First Edition. 4to. 7.75 x 9.75 inches. 183 pp. + [1]. Half title.Illustrated throughout with maps and black and white photographs. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in coloured pictorial dust wrapper. Pictorial endpapers. ink initials on front endpaper; otherwise fine condition.
Dennis Knight edits the diary entries of Mary Smith, the daughter of the village postmaster into a detailed account of south-east Kent during the Battle of Britain, centring on Hawkinge airfield and the Elham Valley. Now out of print. £30.00 [Stock No. 24496]

HUMPHREYS, ROY TARGET FOLKESTONE  Meresborough Books. 1990.
8vo. 8 x 6 inches, 189 pp. with illustrations throughout.Original laminated card wrappers, spine slightly sunned, but a very good copy.
The story of Folkestone’s air defences, and the bombing raids and cross-channel shelling during the second world war. Now out of print. £12.00 [Stock No. 24494]

HIRSCH, LEO. REISEN IN SÜD-ARABIEN, MAHRA-LAND UND HADRAMUT. Mit Karte. E. J. Brill. 1897.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. xii + 232 pp. Includes Arabic text of poem and letter.Illustrated by folding map and reproduction of original facsimile letter in Arabic, which is lacking. Bound in later buckram with white hand written title on spine and new endpapers. A very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
Leo Hirsch was a German Arabist, who was one of the first Europeans to travel in Hadramaut in 1893. This account describes his travels and the topography, rulers, and tribes of the region and includes a list of plants at the end. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £500.00 [Stock No. 24480]

HENRY, GEORGE MORRISON REID. JOHNSON, CHRISTINE, edited by. PEARLS TO PAINTING - A NATURALIST IN CEYLON. Edited by Christine Johnson. With a Foreword by Bruce Henry. WHT Publications. 2000.
4to. 9 x 12 inches. 140 pp. Illustrated throughout in colour, black and white and sepia, with 2 portrait frontispieces and by facsimiles. Decorated by publisher’s device in colour on title page.Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Initials on first free endpaper.
A selection from the unpublished memoirs of George Morrison Reid Henry (1891-1983), entomologist, ornithologist and wildlife artist of Ceylon, with a foreword by his son, Bruce. Reid Henry was born in Ceylon where his father managed tea estates. He spent his career holding various posts in Colombo Museum, his most important publication being A Guide to the Birds of Ceylon (1955 and 1971). These extracts cover Reid Henry’s Ceylon years and reproduce many of his art works in colour and black and white. £35.00 [Stock No. 24479]

SURVEY AND MAP OF LINCOLNSHIRE 1720. COX, THOMAS. MORDEN, ROBERT, cartography by. LINCOLNSHIRE [Taken from:] MAGNA BRITANNIA; OR TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF LINCOLNSHIRE, With Pedigrees of all the noble Families and Gentry, both Ancient and Modern, Biographical Notices of eminent and learned Men to whom this County has given Birth; also an Alphabetical Table of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the several Hundreds and Deaneries in which they stand, together with the value of the Churches in the King’s Books, collected and composed according to the best relations extant. In the Savoy: printed by Eliz. Nutt; and sold by M. Nutt, in Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, and J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall. 1720.
4to. 6.75 X 8.75 inches. pp. 1404-1516 comprising the entire section on Lincolnshire, extracted from vol. 2 of the complete work.Illustrated by folding map of Lincolnshire by Robert Morden in original colouring at beginning of text, and by engraved table of distances with county statistics and coats of arms of towns at end. Rebound in half morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Extremities slightly worn and a little foxing and staining, but otherwise a neat clean copy. A few marginal pencil notes.
Magna Britannia was intended to be an enlargement of the sixth edition of Britannia by William Camden (1607) and was originally published in monthly parts as a supplement to the Atlas Geographus (5 vols., 1711-17). Only the sections on the English counties were published in six volumes from 1720-31. Vols. 1 and 2 (the latter including Lincolnshire) were continuously paginated and both appeared in 1720. The series has generally been attributed to Thomas Cox (1655/6-1734), rector of Stoke Harvard and vicar of Broomfield, Essex who published a number of works on ecclesiastical and national history. His DNB author, however, considers that ‘this was probably a confusion arising from the name of the bookseller who took over the publication from 1724, who was also a Thomas Cox.’ ESTC follows the traditional attribution of the work to the Rev. Thomas Cox, although it notes that the vendor of the remainder of the Magna Britannia stock advertised in a sale catalogue of 1738 was probably Thomas Cox (i.e. the printer). The work was reissued in the same year by another printer. The cartographer Robert Morden (d.1703) produced the English county maps, in a larger format, for the 1695 edition of Camden’s Britannia and these remained standard for fifty years, hence their later use (in small format, compiled in 1701 and revised after 1704) in Magna Britannia. £50.00 [Stock No. 24450]

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. NORMAN WAIT HARRIS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25TH HARRIS INSTITUTE. NATIONALISM AND REGIONALISM IN SOUTH ASIA. Phillips Talbot Director. The University of Chicago May 25-29, 1949 [At head of cover title:] Confidential - Not for Publication.  University of Chicago 1949.
TYPESCRIPT. 4to. 8.5 x 11 inches. ix + [1] + 256 p.In paper wrappers, which are a little sunned and grimed with cracks across spine; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front wrapper.
Unpublished typescript. An international meeting of specialists to examine the implications of major wartime and political developments in the countries of Southern Asia, including Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. The four public lectures, followed by Round Table discussions were: 1. South Asia in the World Today, J. S. Furnivall. 2. Cultural Facets of South Asian Regionalism, Cora DuBois. 3. Co-operation, Competition, and Isolation in the Economic Sphere, J. S. Furnivall. 4. Nationalism, Communism and Regionalism in South Asia, H.E. Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo. £50.00 [Stock No. 24448]

CHOU, ERIC. A MAN MUST CHOOSE. The Dilemma of a Chinese Patriot. Longmans. 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vii + [i] + 215 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by map. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper (with author’s portrait on rear), which is chipped with some loss along edges. Front board has slight damage on inner edge and stain on fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front pastedown.
Eric Chou (1915-80) was born in Manchuria and educated at Peking University. During the war he worked in various Allied information services and later as a journalist in Hong Kong. This book relates his experiences following his arrest on a visit to the Peoples Republic and holding in detention in Shanghai, 1952-57. £20.00 [Stock No. 24446]

PEKING. GLIMPSES OF PEKING.  Art Photo Press. 1957.
4to. 8.5 x 10.25 inches. Unpaginated. [102 pp.] Titles, text and captions in Chinese, Russian, English, French and German. Illustrated by 98 sepia photographs with captions. Coloured pictorial endpapers.Bound in original half cloth over stiff card boards with Chinese title, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which has a little edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inserted: An Illustration of the Prominent Sights in Peking, folding colour aerial view with main text in Chinese and captions in Chinese, Russian and English, 30 x 21 inches; folder with 10 colour postcards; folder with 13 colour postcards and one small colour print; coloured silk print of the Great Wall, 6.5 x 4.5 inches. text of last three items in Chinese.
Photographic views of Peking in 1957. £30.00 [Stock No. 24445]

 

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