The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.
London, Methuen, 1984. 12 cm x 20 cm. 192 pages. With illustrations in black and white throughout. Original Hardcover, dustjacket missing. Excellent condition.
Catalogue No.3 - Women Writers
Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants With Groups and Descriptions. [With 160 full-page chromolithographic plates in colour].
Original Sampson Low Edition – Reduced from the Original Folio Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1868. Slim-Quarto (17 cm x 25 cm). Volume I: XII, 80 plates / Volume II: , 80 plates. Both Volumes include the tissue-guards for protecting the plates and all corresponding explanatory text and Index is present. Hardcover / Original publisher’s half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. One of the earliest and rarest publications with chromolithographic botanical illustrations. Excellent condition besides some mild, faded dampstains to some plates. Important: These bindings are usually broken, which is NOT the case here. While the book came from the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), the book belonged to Henrietta L. Conner [Inscribed by Sophia Perry Hornik to Henrietta L. Conner in 1890].
Signs & Wonders, Essays on Literature and Culture.
London, Chatto & Windus, 2003. 16.5 cm x 24 cm. XII, 516 pages. Jacket photo – Chris Stammers. Author Photo – Elke Bock. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
The Golden Apples.
First Edition. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. 14 cm x 21 cm. 244 pages. Original hardcover in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some browning of page-edges. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.
The Gazette of Fashion, and Magazine of The Fine Arts and Belle Lettres, dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness the Duke of York [With the rare Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and an early case of “Musical Copyright” discussed on page 137]. Published in weekly, monthly and wuarterly parts. Composed of Original Papers and Music, with Reviews of Literature in General. Illustrated with numerous Engravings, Portraits of Eminent Persons and Subjects connected with Fashion and the Fine Arts.
Two Parts in one Volume (First half year from January to July, 1822). London, Published for C.M.Westmacott, by Hoffmann, 1822. Quarto (20 cm x 27 cm). Portrait-Frontispiece, 214, Portrait Frontispiece, 208 pages plus Index for both quarterly parts with listing of all engravings, scores of original pieces of music, portraits, engravings of the latest, “newest” Parisian Costumes etc. Original Hardcover / 19th – century half leather with gilt lettering on spine. With 11 instead of 23 full-page illustrations of which some included are not called for and others seem to have never been part of the collection. Some minor signs of wear only, a few very faint signs of foxing, a little dusty endpapers but especially the text and illustrations all in generally very good or even better condition with some minor signs of wear only. Extremely Rare !