The Franfrolico Press. Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books.
Ravelston, Private Libraries Association, 2009. 4°. 328 pages. Hardcover. / Original blue cloth. Excellent / Near Fine condition.
Shakespeare and Company. New Edition.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1991. 13.5 cm x 20.5 cm. XXI, 230 pages. Several black and white photogrpahs in centre of book. Some sample signatures of authors of the time. Original illustrated softcover. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear.
The Amateur’s Guide to Architecture. With Numerous Illustrations.
Edinburgh, John Grant, 1905. 12.5 cm x 18.5 cm. Frontispiece with guard, X, 180 pages. Numerous engraved illustrations throughout text. Prize-Binding in beautifully bound Hardcover (full navy morocco) with gilt lettering on red title-label on spine with raised bands and gilt-tooled decoration to compartments. Gilt amorial stamp of Wimborne Grammar School (now Queen Elizabeth’s School) embossed on front board. Ornate gillt ruling board edges. Marvelously marbled pastedowns, endpapers and edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With protecive mylar. Few very small abrasions to leather at spine only. Crack to gutter between front endapers. Binding still good and firm. Some very minor foxing to otherwise clean and bright interior. Dated (July 1909) inscription from A.D.H Allan, Headmaster, and discreet stamps on front endpapers
Are You a Bromide ? or The Sulphitic Theory, expounded and exemplified according to the most recent researches into the psychology of boredom, including many well-known Bromidioms now in use. With decorations by the author.
Fourth Printing. New York, B.W. Huebsch, 1906. 18cm x 12.5cm. 63 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated frontcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Upper hinge with minor split. Very interesting bookplate of the ABAA (American Booksellers’ Association) to the front pastedown. The bookplate has the printed dedication “Compliments of B.W.Huebsch” and is signed in ink by Gelett Burgess.
Printing and the Mind of Man : A Descriptive Catalogue Illustrating the Impact of Print on the Evolution of Western Civilization During Five Centuries. Compiled and edited by John Carter & Percy H. Muir. Assisted by Nicolas Barke, H.A.Feisenberger, Howard Nixon and S.H.Steinberg. With an introductory Essay by Denys Hay.
Second edition, revised and enlarged. Munich, Karl Pressler, 1983. Folio. XXV, V-XXXIV, 280 pages with many illustrations throughout the book. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar cover. Excellent, as new condition.
The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis, Esq. [Bound with: “The Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra” and an “Advertisement concerning the Plates”].
Second issue of the First Jarvis Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, J. & R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1738-1742. Quarto. Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece, XXIV, (8), I – [XXIV], (interrupted with 8 unnumbered pages: “Supplement to the Translator’s Preface,” on the origin of books of chivalry, [by Wiliam Warburton]), continued pagination [XXV-XXXII], Second Frontispiece (Portrait of Cervantes by George Vertue after G. Kent), V, (2), 355 pages with 28 copperplates (including the two frontispieces). Volume II: XII, 388 pages with 41 copperplate illustrations. In total 69 copperplate engravings, all drawn by John Vanderbank and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht / Vandergucht. Modern Hardcover bindings by an english masterbinder, styled to the 18th century period and with new endpapers that carry the original bookplates / Exlibris of John Fane, (Lord Burgersh) the Earl of Westmoreland. Excellent condition with only minor signs of foxing to the outer margins of the pages. All illustrations in strong and fresh imprint. An excellent set from a famous library.
The Harry Clarke Collection – [Catalogue with] A selection of fine watercolours, books, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera items from our Harry Clarke Collection.
Dublin, de Burca Rare Books, 2010. 21 cm x 27 cm. 46 pages with many illustrations. Original, illustrated Softcover. Excellent, as new condition. Wonderful catalogue with 160 numbers, many references, prices and well described books and ephemera. Important reference work for all collectors and lovers of Harry Clarke.
Publish And Be Damned ! The Astonishing Story of The Daily Mirror.
London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1953. 14 x 22cm. (11), 292 pages, with black and white photograph plates and illustrations. Original hardcover with illustrated endpapers. Some mild signs of wear to boards and spine, including stains and bumping. Internally in very good condition.
The Estelle Doheny Collection. from The Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library. St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, California. Sold on Behalf of The Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. 1987. 30 cm x 21,5 cm. Vol I, 302 pages, Vol II, 125 pages, Vol III, 320 pages, Vol IV, 345 pages, Vol V, 316 pages, Vol VI, 103 pages. With many black-and-white and full colour illustrations throughout volumes. Original Hardcover. 6 volume set + index. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.