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1 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXLI January to June 1887
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1887 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the first printing of part of the novel, Sarracinesa, by Francis Marion Crawford, probably the best known work of this prolific nineteenth-century author. pp. 1-876. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105246 
Price: 57.00 GBP

 
16 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1909, Volume 137 - July to December 1909
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1909 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 137 for the second half of the year 1909. Original maroon cloth binding, with gilt stamped Mr Punch and black floral scroll pattern on the upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to the lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to the spine. The binding is faded at the spine, there is a one inch split to the cloth in the centre of the spine, and cloth is bruised and rubbed at the spine ends. Corners rubbed and top corners bumped. A couple of very light marks to the boards. The binding is firm; there is an approx. 2 inch crack to the front inner hinge. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to first few pages and endpapers. Pages are in very good, clean condition. pp. 1-468 [July 7 - Dec 29]. 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. 308479 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
 
2 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXXV January to June 1879
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1879 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the concluding parts of Anthony Trollope's John Caldigate, which first appeared in print in Blackwood's between April 1878 - June 1879. pp. 1-780. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105244 
Price: 57.00 GBP

 
17 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1911, Volume 140 - January to June 1911
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1911 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 140 for the first half of the year 1911. Original maroon cloth binding, with gilt stamped Mr Punch and black floral scroll pattern on the upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to the lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to the spine. The binding is very slightly faded at the spine. Minor bruising to spine ends. Hinges very good. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Some light foxing to the first few pages only; a few pages have short tears / nicks in the margins (margins only, not text); page 21/22 has a snag / tear in the margin next to the spine (again, margin only); a small section of pages (one issue) has come free from the last stitch of the binding (still perfectly soundly bound, just loose at the bottom stitch / bottom of the page); small brown mark affecting pages 178-190. This is a very good, solid copy in overall nice, clean condition. pp. 1-510 [Jan 4 - June 28]. Includes Coronation number for June 7, 1911. 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. 104581 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
 
3 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. XCVII January to June 1865
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1865 Half Leather Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners and a rub / abrasion to the marbling of the front board. The spine has darkened in places - has some slightly black marks. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. Joints and hinges all very good. Contemporary armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, for Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker. There is a pale brown stain to the outer closed textblock page edges, affecting most of the textblock; just visible to the page margins at the foredges (pale marks). Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the first printing of the first part of the novel, Miss Marjoribanks, by Mrs Oliphant, one of her best known and most successful novels. pp. 1-778. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105247 
Price: 52.00 GBP

 
18 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1920, Volume 158 January to June 1920
Published at The Office Bouverie Street, London 1920 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 158 for the first half of the year 1920. Original burgundy red cloth binding with gilt stamped Mr Punch motif and black floral scroll pattern on upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to spine. A previous owner's name and address written on the front endpaper. Creasing to the front endpaper and half title page. The binding is nice and firm; hinges good. Cloth faded at the spine, with light marks to the spine and rubbed cloth at the spine ends. Corners bumped. Some black smudges to the printing of p.318. Pages are otherwise in very good, clean condition. pp. 1-520 [Jan 7 - June 30]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104955 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
4 Punch, Or The London 1892, Vols 102 and 103 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1892 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 102 and 103 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1892. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and some surface rubs to the boards. All four corners are lightly bumped. The top two corners are rubbed, just exposing board at the corner tips. The joints are good but there are superficial surface cracks to the leather at the spine ends of the lower board. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pale staining to the spine edges and to the bottom edges of both boards, next to the spine. Pale stain to the bottom edges next to the spine of the first couple and last couple of pages (minor marks). A handsome copy. pp. iv, [34 - Punch's Almanack for 1892], 324 [Jan 2 - July 2], iv, 312 [July 2 - Dec 31]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106899 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
19 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1922, Volume 162 - January to June 1922
Published at The Office Bouverie Street, London 1922 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 162 for the first half of the year 1922. Original burgundy red cloth binding with gilt stamped Mr Punch motif and black floral scroll pattern on upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to spine. The binding is firm and hinges are good. The cloth is faded at the spine, with bruising to spine ends. Corners lightly rubbed. Top edge gilt. Pages are mostly in very good, clean condition. Occasional very minor mark and a pale grubby mark on pages 181-2. Some light foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Bound in at the front is Punch's Almanack for 1922, which includes colour illustrations. Pagination then follows as pp. 1-532 [Jan 4 - June 28]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104958 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
5 Punch, Or The London 1895, Vols 108 and 109 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1895 Half Leather Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 108 and 109 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1895. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges, light surface rubs and scratches. A bump to the bottom corner of the lower board. Large scratch / scuff to the leather top corner of the upper board. Joints are good. There are stains to the bottom corners of both boards, next to the spine and the first approx. 6 pages and last approx. 6 pages have a pale water-type stain and a little wrinkling to the bottom edge, near the spine. Some light foxing. The binding is sturdy. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Streeet. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [27 - Punch's Almanack for 1895]; 312 [Jan 5 - June 29], iv, 312 (July 6 - Dec 28]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106897 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
20 Gabriel's Garden
Adair, Cecil [pseud. Evelyn Everett-Green] Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm tall 
No date stated. c. 1920s. 8th edition. Red cloth hardback - slightly patchy fading to the boards. Pages are browned, with foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Sunday school prize bookplate on the front endpaper (dated 1926). 246pp + publisher's catalogue pages. Evelyn Ward Everett-Green (17 November 1856, London - 23 April 1932, Funchal) was an English novelist who started her writing career with improving and pious stories for children, and later wrote historical fiction for older girls, and then adult romantic fiction. She wrote about 350 books: more than 200 under her own name, and others using the pen-names H. F. E., Cecil Adair, E. Ward, or Evelyn Dare. 055169 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
6 Punch, Or The London 1896, Vols 110 and 111 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1896 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 110 and 111 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1896. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and corners have light bumps.. A scratch to the surface leather of the top corner of the lower board. The spine joints are firm but there are some cracks: superficial surface cracks to the leather at the top and bottom of the lower board joint; a deeper crack to the top of the upper board joint. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A stain to the bottom corner of both boards, next to the spine and corresponding small pale water stain to the first and last couple of pages in the bottom corner next to the spine. Some light foxing. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [27 - Punch's Almanack for 1896], 312 [Jan 4 - June 27], iv, 312 [July 4 - Dec 26]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106898 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
21 Wykehamica: A History of Winchester College and Commoners, from the Foundation to the Present Day
Adams, Rev. H. C. James Parker and Co., Oxford and London | J. Wells, Winchester 1878 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original Parker & Co. brown cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some marks to the boards and the spine is noticeably darkened / dulled. The cloth is rubbed and frayed at the spine ends, with nicks in the cloth at both ends of the spine. Spine ends bumped. Copy of Sir Henry Bargrave Deane, an old Wykehamist, (1848-1919) and bears his bookplate on the front pastedown. Inner hinges lightly cracked and the first section of pages feels a little loose. Binding is otherwise quite firm. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. A stain to the top outer closed textblock page edge (edges only; the pages themselves remain clean) and two small pale stains to the edges of the rear endpaper. Top edges slightly rough-trimmed; not untrimmed but not smooth cut either. pp. xi, 496, 16, plates. 106022 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
7 Punch, Or The London 1898, Vols 114 and 115 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1898 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 114 and 115 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1898. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and corners have light bumps. The spine joints are firm but there are some cracks: a light superficial surface cracks to the leather at the top and bottom of the upper board joint; deeper cracks to the top and bottom of the lower board joints and to the bottom of the front board joint. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A pale stain visible to the leather spine edges of both boards. Some light foxing. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [29 - Punch's Almanack for 1898], 312 [Jan 8 - July 2], iv, 312 [July 9 - Dec 31]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106909 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
22 One Summer
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red boards. Publication date not stated but is c. 1920-1930. A forwards lean to the spine. Binding is sound, hinges good. No names or inscriptions. A section of about 20 pages in the middle of the book has been bumped at the textbock edge, resulting in flattened creases to the top corners of the pages. 318pp. Ruby Ayres (1881-1955) was born in London. Her first novel Richard Chatterton V.C. was published in 1916, after which she produced almost 150 titles. Although Ayres was known primarily for her romantic novels, she also wrote serials for the Daily Chronicle and Daily Mirror, as well as motion pictures in the United States and England. Her play Silver Wedding, was produced in 1932. 304991 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
8 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1880, Vols 78 and 79 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1880 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 78 and 79 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1880, plus the week of the 3rd January, 1880 which is actually the end of Volume 77; pp. 301-312. Half calf binding. Spines gilt in six compartments, with bands. Marbled boards. Leather good, light rubs but a short crack to the front joint, c. one inch at the top. Some surface rubs to the boards. Inside, front inner hinge is very good; rear inner hinge full-length crack, exposing the cords. Binding holds fairly firm on the cords. The rest of the binding is strong. Previous owner's signature on the second f.f.e.p.. Foxing to prelims. Some light foxing to pages (nothing heavy). A good copy in handsome binding. Bound by Jarrolds Binders, Norwich. pp. iv, 301-312 [Vol. 77, 3 Jan], 312 [Jan 10 - July 3], iv, 312 [July 10 - Jan 1]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104056 
Price: 38.00 GBP

 
23 The Beggar Man
Ayres, Ruby M. Hodder and Stoughton Limited [c.1920-1930] London 1920 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red boards. Publication date not stated but is c. 1920-1930. A forwards lean to the spine. Binding is sound, hinges good. No names or inscriptions. 253pp. Ruby Ayres (1881-1955) was born in London. Her first novel Richard Chatterton V.C. was published in 1916, after which she produced almost 150 titles. Although Ayres was known primarily for her romantic novels, she also wrote serials for the Daily Chronicle and Daily Mirror, as well as motion pictures in the United States and England. Her play Silver Wedding, was produced in 1932. 304990 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
9 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1883, Vols 84 and 85 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1883 Half Leather Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 84 and 85 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1883. Half calf binding. Spines gilt in six compartments, with imitation bands. Marbled boards. Leather very good, light rubs. Joints good. Some surface rubs to the boards. Inside, light partial crack to the front inner hinge; crack to the rear inner hinge and the rear endpaper has been removed. Binding holds firm and tight. Previous owner's signature and date on the f.e.p. (1884). Foxing to prelims. Some light foxing to pages (nothing heavy). A very good copy in handsome binding. pp. iv, 312 [Jan 6 - June 30], iv, 312 [July 7 - Dec 29]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 103998 
Price: 43.00 GBP

 
24 Thought and Language
Ballard, Philip Boswood University of London Press Ltd London 1934 First Edition Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original light brown cloth boards. Rubbed at top and bottom of spine with one short tear in the cloth at the top of spine. Light scattered foxing inside. A very faded inscription on the front endpaper. 304pp. 003020 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
10 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1886, Vols 90 and 91 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1886 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 90 and 91 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1886. Half calf binding. Spines gilt in six compartments, with bands. Marbled boards. Leather fairly good, light rubs but there is a repaired split to the front joint, c. bottom 3-4 inches of the front joint. The repair looks fine but does not look that strong. Some surface rubs to the boards. Inside, light partial crack to the front inner hinge; rear inner hinge strong. Binding holds firm and tight. Previous owner's signature on the second f.f.e.p.. Foxing to prelims. Some light foxing to pages (nothing heavy). A good copy in handsome binding. Bound by Jarrolds Binders, Norwich. pp. iv, 312 [Jan 2 - June 26], iv, 312 [July 3 - Dec 25]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104055 
Price: 33.00 GBP

 
25 Collected Poems of Laurence Binyon [Vol. II]: London Visions, Narrative Poems, Translations.
Binyon, Laurence Macmillan & Co Ltd London 1931 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Green cloth. The boards are significantly faded to both sides. Top corners bumped. Pencilled signature on the front pastedown. Top edge gilt. Other edges deckled / untrimmed. Some light foxing to outer edges, but otherwise in nice clean condition. pp. vi, 312. Dust jacket has minor rubs and nicks to the edges. Not price clipped [10/6 net]. 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. 102802 
Price: 42.00 GBP

 
 
11 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1893, Vols 104 and 105 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office 85 Fleet Street, London 1893 Half Leather Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 104 and 105 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1893. Half tan calf binding. Spines gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges, light rubs, a scratch to the surface leather of the top corner of the upper board. All four corners are lightly bumped; the top two corners are rubbed, exposing board at the corner tips. The joints are good and sturdy but there are superficial surface cracks to the upper joint, at the head and tail. Both hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages are in lovely, bright and clean, condition. A very little foxing to the top margin of the first c. 20 pages or so. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [+33 - The Christmas number of Punch], 312 [Jan 7 - July 1]; iv, 312 [July 8 - Dec 30]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104578 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
26 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

 
 
12 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1906, Volume 130 January to June 1906 [INCOMPLETE]
Published at The Office Bouverie Street, London 1906 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 130 for the first half of the year 1906. Original burgundy red cloth binding with plain boards and simple gilt titles to the spine. The binding is firm and hinges are good. The cloth is faded at the spine, with minor rubs to spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped. Pages are mostly in very good, clean condition. There is a small black ink smudge on p. 188 and three leaves have old paper repairs to the margins (neatly done), plus there is a c. two inch tear in the edge of p.223/4. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Some issues are MISSING from this volume. Title page is present; then pagination as follows: pp. 37 [Jan-17]-72; 91-144; 163-252; 325-378; 415-432; 451-468. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104957 
Price: 17.00 GBP

 
27 In for a Penny : A Prospect of Kew Gardens
Blunt, Wilfrid Hamish Hamilton London 1978 0241898234 / 9780241898239 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. VG in VG dust jacket. Not price clipped (original 7.95 net). 218pp. 101388 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
13 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1907, Volume 133 - July to December 1907
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1907 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 133 for the second half of the year 1907. Original maroon cloth binding, with gilt stamped Mr Punch and black floral scroll pattern on the upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to the lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to the spine. The binding is faded at the spine and cloth frayed and bruised at the spine ends. Corners lightly rubbed and bumped. A few small marks to the boards. The binding is firm and inner hinges good - just short cracks to the top and bottom of the rear inner hinge. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some very light foxing to first few pages and endpapers. Pages in very good, clean condition. pp. 1-468 [July 3 - Dec 25]. 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. 308478 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
28 The Face of the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing
Bond, Geoffrey (compiled by) University of London Press Ltd 1968 0340082097 / 9780340082096 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Previous owner's name in small neat writing (red biro) at the top of the f.e.p. Binding firm and in good clean condition. 128pp. 306087 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
14 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1909, Volume 136 - January to June 1909
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1909 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 136 for the first half of the year 1909. Original maroon cloth binding, with gilt stamped Mr Punch and black floral scroll pattern on the upper board. Blind stamped floral scroll pattern to the lower board and gilt caricatures and titles to the spine. The binding is faded at the spine and cloth frayed at the spine ends. Corners rubbed and top corners bumped. A few small marks to the boards. Both inner hinges are cracked, exposing binding tapes. The binding still holds firmly on the tapes. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to first few pages and endpapers. Pale grubby mark to page 163. Pages are othewise in very good, clean condition. pp. 1-468 [Jan 6 - June 30], + Punch's Almanack for 1909 - The Coming of 1909 28 pages. 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. 104582 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
29 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

 
 
15 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1909, Volume 136 - January to June 1909
Published at The Office Fleet Street, London 1909 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises a single Punch volume, no. 136 for the first half of the year 1909. Bound in a plain maroon cloth binding. Binder's mark on the front pastedown for H. Dight, Newport. Spine slightly faded and edges lightly rubbed. No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Some light handling marks (thumbing etc.) and creasing to pages. The binding is firm and sound. Light superficial cracks to bottom few inches of inner hinges. 1-468 [Jan 6 - June 30]. 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. 104583 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
30 Bono on Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas
Bono (foreword); Assayas, Michka Hodder and Stoughton 2005 0340897473 / 9780340897478 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. 23.5cm. RRP 12.99. 324pp. The closest you?re going to get to a Bono biography. Music journalist Michka Assays met Bono in London in 1980 and was one of the first journalists to champion U2 outside Ireland and the UK. He has spent two years putting this book together with Bono, interviewing the global star at his home in Dublin, as well as in Paris, Bologna and the French Riviera. 305348 
Price: 7.79 GBP

 
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