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Garnett Bell, Detective

Golden Age crime in a rare dustwrapper, c1930
Cecil H Bullivant
Wright & Brown, London, 1930
Fiction | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

Swimming and Swimming Strokes

With a chapter by Cecil Healy, Australian Olympic swimmer killed in the Great War
F Baxter, compiler
Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton & Kent, London, 1921
Sports | Soft Cover | First Editions

The King of the Cats

A delightful Irish fantasy for children
Eileen O'Faolain, illustrated by Nano Reid
The Talbot Press Ltd, Dublin, 1942
Childrens | Hard Cover

Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt

with 18 colour plates by Winifred Brunton, a lovely copy
Winifred Brunton, illustrator, History by Eminent Egyptologists, and foreword by Professor J H Breasted
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1926
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Edmund Gosse; Some Memories (Signed copy)

Signed by William Bellows
William Bellows
R Cobden-Sanderson, London, 1929
Autobiography & Biography | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

The Four Winds of Love

All six volumes of Compton Mackenzies' hexalogy
Compton Mackenzie
Rich & Cowan and Chatto & Windus, London, 1937
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Two Stories by Ernest Dowson

The Eyes of Pride and Countess Marie of the Angels, published in The Bibelot
Ernest Dowson
Thomas B Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1912
Fiction | Soft Cover | First Editions

Songs from the Downs and Dunes (Signed copy)

Signed by the author to Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children
Habberton Lulham
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd, London, 1908
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Association Copy

A History of Socialism

Signed by Scottish historian Peter Hume Brown
Thomas Kirkup
A & C Black, London, 1906
Politics & Economics | Hard Cover | Signed Copies

Richard Jefferies, His Life and Work

Edward Thomas' study, an early edition
Edward Thomas
Hutchinson, London, 1911
Edward Thomas | Hard Cover

The Guinea Pig

The book of the 1948 Boulting Brothers film
Arnold Meredith
World Film Publications, London, 1948
Fiction | Soft Cover | First Editions

Spring Harvest No 1, April 1946

The magazine of the Oxford University Author-Critic Club
Not stated
Oxford University Author-Critic Club, Oxford, 1946
Ephemera | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

Reason in Architecture

Eight lectures given at the Royal Academy in 1906
T G Jackson
John Murray, London, 1906
Architecture & Design | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1906, in an unusual marbled binding
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, introduction by Joseph Knight
Henry Frowde, London, 1906
Drama | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings

Richard Jefferies

First Aldine edition of 1938, quarter bound in red leather
Edward Thomas
J M Dent, London, 1938
Edward Thomas | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Key of Heaven

Catholic prayerbook, with delightful angel and chalice illustrated binding
Not stated
Francis Tucker, Liverpool, 1930
Religions | Hard Cover


A classic Patricia Wentworth crime thriller
Patricia Wentworth
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1938
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Syphilis, Its Diagnosis and Treatment

A rare first edition, owned by a doctor in West Africa in 1914
F J Lambkin, with a preface by Sir Frederick Treves
Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, London, 1910
Health & Medicine | Hard Cover | First Editions

Happy England

A fine Riviere crushed morocco and vellum binding, a beautiful copy
Helen Allingham, text by Marcus B Huish
A & C Black, London, 1904
Art | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

British North Borneo

Owen Rutter's study of the Island and its people
Owen Rutter
Constable, London, 1922
Travel & Exploration | Hard Cover | First Editions

Harmony, Diatonic and Chromatic (Signed copy)

Signed by author Charles Vincent, an English composer and organist
Charles Vincent
Charles Vincent, London, 1900
Music | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith (Signed copies)

Signed by Margot Asquith, rebound in fine crushed morocco by Bumpus of London
Margot Asquith
Thornton Butterworth, London, 1921
Autobiography & Biography | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

Deutsche Fibel (Signed copy)

Signed by Otto Koischwitz, an American Nazi propagandist and lover of Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally)
Otto Koischwitz
F S Crofts, New York, 1932
History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Young Men in Spats

First edition, and first appearance of Uncle Fred.
P G Wodehouse
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1936
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Lost Cabin Mine

The author's first novel, this copy owned by a member of the Eaton Bray Royal Defence Corps in 1916.
Frederick Niven
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1908
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

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