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1 The Ship's Bell [Signed Limited Edition]
Black, Van-Lear Privately Printed at the Curwen Press, for Van-Lear Black 1927 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Slipcase Fair Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Anderson, Stanley (one autolithograph called The Pouring of The Bell) Signed by Author(s)
Hardback in slipcase. Limited edition; this is hand-numbered, copy no. 93 or 100 copies privately printed for the author by Curwen Press in May 1927. Signed under the number and the signature looks like Van-Lear Black but is difficult to distinguish. This book is essentially a delightful dedication of friendship between Van-Lear Black, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Captain David W. Bone, celebrating the gift of a bell cast in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, for Captain Bone's ship at that time the S.S. Transylvania (II). The beauty of the book lies in the passion and enthusiasm the author has for his subject and the generosity of spirit and mark of friendship which comes across in his prose. Unquestionably an extremely wealthy man (believed to be the wealthiest in Maryland at the time of his death in 1930) Black did not just seek to buy a friend a gift of monetary value, but rather to create a lasting item of beautiful craftsmanship which would hopefully bring joy to the recipient for many years to come and create an occasion of theatre which he would undoubtedly be remembered for. Black invited many of Captain Bone's family and a number of them were present at the casting of the bell, including Miss Alison Bone - Black's confidential secretary in London; he commissioned specially (presumably with Harold Curwen's assistance) Stanley Anderson to attend the foundry and produce a unique illustration to accompany the book, and the whole was beautifully printed by Curwen Press and bound in sailcloth, at Harold Curwen's suggestion. The book is bound in a cream sailcloth, which has some small, light marks and in the middle of the spine grey thumbing marks corresponding with a cut out shape in the slipcase for removing the book from the sleeve. The slipcase, as is common with Curwen at the time, is covered in a blue patterned paper, an Enid Marx design. The slipcase is marked and worn - rubbed, some splits and chips and very brown and marked at the edges in particular. There is a green woven page marker attached to the book at the head of the spine. Printed on excellent thick quality paper, untrimmed at the foredge and bottom edge; top edge gilt. Frontispiece plate, plus 15 pages of text. 36cm. A heavy book - overseas postage will be extra; no additional costs for sending within the UK. 308999 
Price: 500.00 GBP

 
5 Not By Bread Alone
Dudintsev, Vladimir ; translated from the Russian by Dr Edith Bone Hutchinson London 1958 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 4th impression. Original black boards. Some pale marks to the boards. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. Foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding firm but a slight forwards lean to the spine. pp. vii, 447. The dust jacket is worn and torn with several tears to the spine, rubs and small chips to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105600 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
2 Came to Oxford
Bone, Gertrude ; illustrated by Muirhead Bone Basil Blackwell Oxford 1953 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Publisher's original blue cloth. A gift inscription written on the f.e.p. (and dated 1955). Pages, including plates all in very good, clean condition. pp. ix, 133. Dust jacket is unclipped but otherwise worn - some significant loss to the back cover, plus further chips and a couple of tears. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 103803 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
6 Perfect Match [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Moore, Jane W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2008 140741951X / 9781407419510 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large print edition. Softback in excellent near fine, like new condition. Appears unread. 438pp. Novel. Karin and Joe Eastman thought they had it all when they learn that their young son, Ben, has a terminal illness. The only cure is for them to have a 'designer baby' to provide him with a perfect match bone-marrow transplant. But in the process a devastating family secret is revealed that not only jeopardises the one hope of their son having a future, but also threatens to destroy their marriage. 303043 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
3 London Echoing
Bone, James Jonathan Cape Bedford Square, London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Bone, Muirhead (illustrated by) 
Hardback with dust jacket First edition. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. There are bumps to all four corners. Boards a little faded at the top of the spine. Contents are bright and clean throughout; no foxing or other marks. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Top edge tinted blue. pp. 173, plates. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a couple of short tears at the top edge and short tears and creasing at the top of the spine. Flaps not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309413 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
7 The Time Twister
Nimmo, Jenny Egmont Books Ltd London 2003 1405201258 / 9781405201254 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback 1st edition, 1st printing. Excellent condition - NEAR FINE. Hasn't been price-clipped. The dust jacket is protected in a loose archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). No marks. No names or inscriptions. 374pp. A Charlie Bone story. 100212 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
4 Under The Bone
d'Adesky, Anne-Christine Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York 1994 0374280665 / 9780374280666 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Book and dust jacket are both in very good, clean condition. Not price clipped, the dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 371pp. A novel about Haiti. 301390 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
8 The Adventures of Jeremy Bone, A Fairy Tale
Thidale, Mailena ; illustrated by Marion McFadyean Frederick Muller Limited Great James Street, London 1947 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Original green boards. The edges of the front board are faded and there are some small marks to the front; some small marks to the rear board and a coin-sized pale patch towards the top edge. The rear pastedown has a corresponding stain to the top corner, approx. 3 inches by 1 inch wide. Old price written in pen at the top corner of the front endpaper. A little boy can hear and talk to the animals in the meadow; after saving a mouse's life, he eats a seed grain which shrinks him to the same size as mouse and they have adventures together, before he returns to being normal boy size again. Contents are otherwise in good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is nice and firm. 75pp. 105846 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 



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