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The Light That Failed

Kipling's first novel, in a half vellum binding by Alfonso Dori of Florence
Rudyard Kipling
Heinemann & Balestier, Leipzig, 1891
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings

The Imitation of Christ

Fine vellum binding, with the bookplate of Gwendolen McBryde (nee Grotrian)
Thomas a Kempis
Lawrence & Bullen, London, 1898
Religions | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings

The Two Paths ( Zaehnsdorf binding)

Signed by sculptor Laurence Bradshaw and with the bookplate of Lady Battersea (Constance Flower nee de Rothschild)
John Ruskin
George Allen, Orpington, 1878
Art | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound | Association Copy

Confessions of a Young Man

Third edition, a rare copy with portrait frontispiece by William Strang
George Moore
Swan Sonnenschein, London, 1899
Fiction | Hard Cover

The Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

16 volumes of proceedings, including many papers, articles and addresses
David Marples, Liverpool and London, 1872
Philosophy | Hard Cover | First Editions

A Christmas Carol

A rare early edition, with four coloured plates by John Leech
Charles Dickens, illustrated by John Leech
Chapman & Hall, London, 1868
Fiction | Hard Cover

The Young Shetlander (Signed copy)

The life of Thomas Edmonston, signed by the editor, his Mother
Thomas Edmonston, edited by his Mother
W P Nimmo, Edinburgh, 1868
Natural History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales Volume VI

with four plates and fifteen double-spread colour maps
J H F Brabner, editor
William Mackenzie, London, 1895
Topography | Hard Cover | First Editions

Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales Volume IV

with four plates and nine double-spread colour maps
J H F Brabner, editor
William Mackenzie, London, 1895
Topography | Hard Cover | First Editions

Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley

with over 100 illustrations
William H Holmes
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1886
Americana | Hard Cover | First Editions


The first German edition of Richard Wagner's essay on Beethoven
Richard Wagner
E W Fritsch, Leipzig, 1870
Music | Soft Cover | First Editions

Bulletin de la Societe D'Apiculture de la Gironde

The complete issues for 1877, French bee-keeping journal
Societe D'Apiculture
Durand, Bordeaux, 1877
Natural History | Soft Cover | First Editions

Behind an Eastern Veil

c1894, a novel of the "Inner Life of Ladies of the Upper Class in Persia"
C J Wills
William Blackwood & Sons, London, 1894
Fiction | Hard Cover

Mansfield Park

An attractive copy in two volumes
Jane Austen, edited by R Brimley Johnson, with illustrations by William C Cooke and Ornaments by F C Tilney
J M Dent, London, 1895
Fiction | Hard Cover

Ambulance Handbook for Volunteers

1884; An early first aid book for the Empire.
J Ardavon Raye
J & A Churchill, London, 1884
Health & Medicine | Hard Cover | First Editions

Wild Life in a Southern County

First edition, in a lovely Bayntun-Riviere leather binding
Richard Jefferies
Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1879
Natural History | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

The Ingoldsby Legends

1887, high quality half-leather binding with small gilt skull to spine
Thomas Ingoldsby, pseud. Richard Harris Barham, illustrated by Cruikshank, Leech and Barham
Richard Bentley, London, 1887
Paranormal & Supernatural | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

Alexandria and Her Schools (Signed copy)

Signed by Frederick James Furnivall to John Ruskin in November 1854
Charles Kingsley
Macmillan, London, 1854
Philosophy | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Association Copy

The World of Ice

The Whaling Cruise of "The Dolphin", with colour frontis and colour title page
R M Ballantyne
Thomas Nelson, London, 1897
Childrens | Hard Cover

The Scouring of the White Horse

Thomas Hughes' eccentric second novel, full leather binding from Cheltenham College
Thomas Hughes, illustrated by Richard Doyle
Macmillan, London, 1859
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

Poems (Signed copy)

Signed by Elizabeth Ann Twentyman, Victorian poet
Elizabeth Ann Twentyman
George Routledge & Sons, London, 1868
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Household Tales and Traditional Remains (Signed copy)

Signed limited edition (11/60). Folk stories and folk lore from Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Sidney Oldall Addy
David Nutt, London, 1895
Paranormal & Supernatural | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Limited Editions | Dustwrapper

Readings in Crabbe's 'Tales of the Hall'

1879, privately printed first edition, limited to 350 copies
Edward FitzGerald
Privately printed, 1879
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions | Limited Editions

Robert Burns' Poetical Works (Signed copy)

Limited edition facsimile of the Kilmarnock edition, each signed by the printer James McKie
Robert Burns
James McKie / John Wilson, Kilmarnock, 1867
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Limited Editions

The Marvellous Adventures of Sir John Maundevile (Mandeville)

In a superb, crisp gilt decorative binding
Sir John Mandeville, with preface by John Cameron Grant and edited and illustrated by Arthur Layard
Constable, London, 1895
On Hold
Travel & Exploration | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings

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