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The Cairngorms on Foot and Ski

by V A Firsoff, [George Band]

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London: Robert Hale Ltd, 1949. Hardcover. Good. 1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy, good plus in green cloth with gilt titles and vignette to upper cover, spine creased with short tear to the cloth along the joint. An ex WH Smith library copy, foxing to the edges and extremities but internally fresh. Well illustrated by the author with photographs and attractive line drawings. From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the team which successfully conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Band was President of the Mountaineering Club at Queen's College, Cambridge and his exceptional Alpine record caught the eye of John Hunt, who put him in charge of radio equipment on the expedition. Band's finest achievement was the first ascent of Kangchenjunga in 1955. He pursued a professional career in oil exploration but continued to climb and published several books on mountaineering. He was made an OBE in 2009. Good 1949
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A Catalogue of Engraved Portraits of Celebrated Personages, Chiefly Connected with the History and Literature of Great Britain

by Walter V Daniell

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London: Walter V Daniell, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. pp245 A comprehensive catalogue of engraved portraits with a topographical index alphabetically arranged under British counties, although some American localities are also included. Very good, bound in publisher's embossed brown cloth, spine ends worn, browned and stained end papers. Bookplate of Thomas Egerton Tatton. Illustrated with 6 engraved plates. This book comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bibliophile Martin E Thorpe. Very Good 1900
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Introduction a la Poetique [inscribed]

by Paul Valery

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Oaris: Gallimard, 1938. 220 x 143 mm. Good. Inscribed on the first blank 'a Mr Rudler, amical souvenir de Paul Valery' - a 'souvenir' being a typical formula used by the French poet in his inscriptions. Original printed wrappers, browned to edges and a closed tear at the foot of the upper cover. Overall a good copy only. A contemporary French newspaper review of the work is laid in along with notes on the text on several sheets of additional paper. Good 1938
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Thematisches Verzeichniss sÀmmtlicher im Druck erschienenen Werke von Ludwig van Beethoven

by Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Leipzig: Brietkopf und HĂ€rtel, 1851. pp 167 Ownership inscription to upper cover of William Sterndale Bennett 1857 and stamp of T G Odling. Bound in printed paper covers over boards, brown cloth spine with gilt bands and titles and cloth tips to the corners of the boards. Very good, boards rubbed, spotting and staining especially to the end papers and gutter. Very good 1851
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Poems by Henry Vaughan (Selected by Ernest Rhys)

by Henry Vaughan

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Newtown, Powys: The Greynog Press, 1924. pp 88 Limited edition, number 101/500 copies, printed on Grosvenor Chater handmade paper, title-page printed in black and red, 13 wood-engravings by R A Maynard and H W Bray, wood-engraved initials, the majority printed in red. Bound in dark blue cloth with paper spine label, pale grey boards blocked in dark blue to an attractive swan and HV monogram design, one corner rubbed, very faint end paper browning, untrimmed pages, near fine. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. R A Maynard, H W Bray 1924
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Winifred Holtby: A Concise and Selected Bibliography Together with Some Letters [signed by both authors]

by Vera Brittain, Geoffrey Handley-Taylor

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London and Hull: A Brown and Sons Ltd, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. pp 76 No 465/ 1000 copies of this 'valuable compilation' signed on the first blank by 'Vera Brittain' and 'Shirley Williams'. Very good, a little foxing to edges and preliminaries, attractively rebound in quarter cloth. Very Good 1955
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Hell's Playground

by Ida Vera Simonton

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New York: Brentano's, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. Third printing of the 1925 edition of Simonton's novel which was the basis for the play, and later film, 'White Cargo'. A very good sound copy in black cloth, rubbing to spine, slight spine lean, very light foxing throughout. Neat ownership inscription to front free end paper. In a near very good yellow jacket; small chip to foot of front panel, nicks and short closed tears to spine end, tape repair verso. A very presentable copy. Very Good 1925
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Bohus: Fenyterek

by Varga Vera

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Budapest: Iparmuveszeti Museum, 2006. 220 x 143 mm. Near Fine. Near fine glossy exhibition catalogue of the glass art of Zoltan Bohus. With comprehensive biography and beautiful colour plates. Bilingual Hungarian/English. We have recently acquired the library of Harry Horlock Stringer who was a leading British potter at the old Fulham Pottery in the 1950's where he concentrated on earthenware. Later he moved to Taggs Yard in Barnes, south west London, where he built and ran his own school, welcoming pupils and making friends such as Ginger Rogers from across the world at a time when studio pottery was enjoying newfound popularity. Stringer experimented with his own glazes and firing techniques, and wrote a book on Raku, becoming a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, editing the association's journal for a time and exhibiting widely as well as lecturing at home and abroad. Near Fine 2006
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Manuscript of 'The Straining of Radulae'

by Bernard Verdcourt

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1948. No Binding. Good. An original manuscript for an article submitted to Biotechnic and Histochemistry for publication in 1948 of 'The Staining of Radulae'. The manuscript which is in the hand of the biologist and taxonomist Bernard Verdcourt runs to six foolscap pages and has a few corrections although this appears to be a fair copy intended for the typist - Verdcourt instructs his typist to use double spacing and provide two copies. There is a tear to the first page but otherwise the manuscript is in good condition. This forms part of a large collection of natural historical and geological pamphlets recently acquired by Modernfirsteditions. Good 1948
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White House Physician

by Vice-Admiral Ross T McIntire, George Creel

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1946. Hardcover. Near Fine. [vi] pp244 A biography of President Franklin D Roosevelt by his doctor, confidant and friend Ross T McIntire who was Surgeon General of the Navy. Near fine in blue cloth, in a very good dust jacket, rubbed to edges and a tiny hole to lower panel. Laid in: a letter [1tls] from the author to Frederick Adams thanking him for a Christmas gift. This book comes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt collection of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr, 1910 - 2001, the son of Ellen Walters Delano who was a first cousin to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Adams became a passionate bibliophile who served as director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City for two decades and compiled a significant personal collection relating to F.D.R.. In 1969 he married his third wife who was a Swedish princess and with whom he shared the final years of his life in France. Adams' move to France explains the presence of his books in the United Kingdom. Near Fine 1946
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Tattoo Icons: Victionary

by Victor Cheung, Shirley Surya

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Barcelona: Index Book, 2006. Hardcover. As New. pp 430 An anthology of 460 unique tattoo designs by the world's most iconic graphic artists and designers. As new, slightest signs of handling to covers, complete with three pages of tattoo transfers. As New 2006
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Sainte Genevieve Patronne de Paris et son influence sur Les Destinees de la France[ Fine Binding]

by L'Abbe Vidieu

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Paris: Firmin Didot, 1884. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp 413 Large folio. In a fine French binding of red leather with imitation renaissance strapwork decoration to both covers and spine, all edges gilt, elaborate brown and gold end papers, engraved title page, many illustrations with tissue guards. Near fine, spine edges rubbed, some foxing throughout the text. A splendid copy. Extra postage charges may apply as this is a heavy volume. Near Fine 1884
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Park Royal Inspection Buildings -:- Visitors [Manuscript - Signed by Visitors]

by George V; Queen Mary; Edward VIII

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London: Unpublished, 1916. First World War Visitors Book recording Royal visits to the women munitions workers in the factories built on Park Royal, west London. Small quarto, expensively bound in pebbled black morocco with gilt lettering and decoration; rounded spine. Inner dentelles over rich grey marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Card leaves held on linen stubs. All in near fine condition. King George V visited the munitions factory late in 1916, signing himself 'Nov: 28th 1916. George R.[ex] I.[mperator]' - king and emperor. The future Edward VIII visited towards the end of the war with his mother Queen Mary. At the top of the page she wrote: 'Mary. March 14th 1918.' Below her is written 'Edward P.[rince of Wales]' and ditto marks so he didn't have to bother writing the date himself. The other visitors to sign the book include Edward Rigg from the Royal Mint (twice), the Bishops of London and Kensington, 'Charles Henry Brent Bishop of the Philippine Islands Feb.20th 1917' and representatives… Read more
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Oraisons FunÚbres de Fléchier suivies de celles de Turenne, par Mascaron; du Prince de Condé, par Bourdaloue; et de Louis XIV, par Massillon

by Bossuet Flechier [Elizabeth Mary Villiers]

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Paris: L'Imprimerie D'A Égron, 1816. Two very pretty volumes pp327 and 322. Bound in red leather over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering. Bookplates to both volumes of Elizabeth Mary Villiers; Amsterdam bookseller's label of De Broeders Van Cleef. Very good condition throughout. Very good 1816
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William Blake Wood Engravings for Dr Robert Thornton's third edition of Virgil's Pastoral Poems, 1821

by Robert John Thornton - William Blake - Virgil

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Exeter: Exeter University, 1977. Soft cover. Near Fine. A catalogue of the exhibition held at the Art Gallery, Streatham Court, Exeter University, October-November 1977. The 12 page pamphlet illustrates wood engravings by William Blake from the collection of the University of Exeter, and other related artists. Near fine in buff card wrappers, bookplate of the Mark Longman Library to verso of front cover. A very smart copy. Near Fine 1977
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Speak to the Earth: Wanderings and Reflections among Elephants and Mountains

by Vivienne de Watteville, Edith Wharton

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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good. pp335. Memoirs of British naturalist and travel writer Vivienne de Watteville who was a friend of Edith Wharton who provided the preface. The book is in two parts, the first 'Among the Elephants' recounts her solitary camp in the Maasai Game Reserve on the border of Tanganyika in 1928-29. Part II 'The Mountain' is a record of her two month stay at Urumandi Hut on Mount Kenya. Bound in tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, the end papers show maps of Kenya, charming colour frontispiece by Beryl Ash and photographs taken by the author. Very good, the cloth is clean, front gutter cracked but the binding is firm, light spotting to the text throughout. Inscribed to the half title "For Hedwige - this handful of elephants for your entertainment - with love from Vivienne". Very Good 1935
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Berlin Under The New Empire, Its Institutions, Inhabitants, Industry, Monuments, Museums, Social Life, Manners and Amusements, Volume I

by Henry Vizetelly

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London: Tinsley Brothers, 1879. Hardcover. Near Fine. [viii] pp434 In publisher's brown cloth, with bright gilt titles and black embossed decoration to upper board, illustrated with over 400 engravings by German artists. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription of John Gretton 1879 to yellow end paper. A splendid copy with striking and amusing illustrations. Near Fine 1879
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Voltaire's The Age of Louis XIV. Everyman's Library (Harold Wilson's copy)

by Voltaire, [translated by] Martyn P Pollack

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London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. In very good condition in red cloth, spine darkened, minor signs of handling, the edition is undated. Neat ownership inscription to ffep of J Harold Wilson, March 1934. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson kept the book in the Ashley Gardens mansion flat in Westminster that the couple shared until his death in 1995. After she lost her husband Mary Wilson continued to live in the couple's flat, surrounded by a lifetime's accumulation of books and memories until 2016. Very Good 1934
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The History of Charles XII King of Sweden; and Historical and Critical Remarks on the History of Charles XII King of Sweden by Mr. De Voltaire, Translated from the French

by Voltaire

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London: C Davis and A Lyon; T Warner, 1732. The fourth edition of The History of Charles XII (pp372) and the second edition of Historical and Critical Remarks (pp 96) both published in 1732 and bound together in one volume. Full leather, decorated panelled calf, raised bands, pretty gilt decoration to the spine. Near very good, worn to edges and corners, front cover nearly detached, Victorian ownership inscription to front end papers. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1732
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Romans et contes Édition Ă©tablie par FrĂ©dĂ©ric Deloffre et Jaques Van Den Heuvel

by Voltaire, [translated by] Martyn P Pollack

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Paris: Gallimard, 1986. pp 1316 Bibliotheque de la Pleiade. Fine in fresh blue covers, in a fine two part dust jacket, protected by the publisher's clear plastic wrapper and card slipcase. No ownership inscription. 1986
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