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Gallic Gratitute; or The Frenchman in India: A Comedy in two acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

by J S Dodd

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London: E Johnson, 1779. No Binding. Good. pp 45 An 18th century play disbound from a larger volume. In good condition, title page spotted, creased and torn across one corner; only half of page 45 is extant but there apears to be no loss of text. Good 1779
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Gallipot Eyes: A Wiltshire Diary

by Elspeth Huxley; Valerie Ryshworth-Hill

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine. Extensively extra-illustrated with Huxleyan ephemera and letters. Three letters from Elspeth Huxley to Valerie Ryshworth Hill in Portugal are mounted on early pages, dating from 1977, the first of which describes the recent death of Huxley's mother, Nellie Grant at a great age. The third letter acknowledges the gift of a bookplate designed by Ryshworth Hill (an example tipped in opposite the letter) for 'Elspeth Huxley's Mother's Library in the Algarve (Design by V.R.H.)'. A further card from Huxley is laid in. The conchologist Peter Dance has noted on the title page 'Finished reading 31 July 2019'. Near Fine 1976
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The Game

by A S Byatt

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1968. Hardcover. Fine. pp 286 A crisp second impression of the first edition of A S Byatt's second novel, The Game. The book is fine in publisher's boards with clean and unmarked text and no inscriptions of any kind. The jacket is very good with a stain on the front panel, not price-clipped. Fine 1968
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The Game

by Michael Hastings

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London: W H Allen, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition of the author's first novel. Signed ' Michael Hastings 67''. Near very good condition in green boards, lightly bumped to top corners and with white stain to foot of spine. Text block edges browned with damp stain to bottom corner. Dust jacket is good, with some damp staining. Front panel has three chips to the top, one thumb-nail sized, another 2 inches wide, and short closed tear to foot. An early work by this British playwright. Very Good 1957
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The Game of Love and Death, with drawings by Noel Connor

by John Heath-Stubbs

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Petersfield, Hampshire: Enitharmon Press, 1990. pp 47 Limited edition, number 12 of 100 copies, signed by the author and illustrator, Noel Connor. A fine copy in dark green cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine dust wrapper which has one score mark to the lower panel. An attractive illustrated volume of poems. Noel Connor 1990
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Gandhi and the British Commonwealth

by Sri Ram Mehrotra

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New Delhi: Indian Council of World Affairs, 1961. 220 x 143 mm. Very Good. Offprint from India Quarterly, volume XVII, No 1, January-March 1961, pp 44-57. In very good condition in clean paper wrappers with rust marks from the staples, internally very fresh; signed to upper cover by Mehrotra and inscribed "To Professor K E Robinson With the compliments of the author. 11th Sept '61". From the collection of Kenneth Robinson (1914-2005), a distinguished civil servant who became an expert on colonial government and administration. He was closely involved in international aspects of postwar planning, including former colonies, in south-West Africa (now Namibia), and became the Commonwealth Office expert on French West Africa. He became assistant secretary in the CO in 1946 (and head of the West African department), but resigned in 1948 to become reader in Commonwealth government at Oxford and subsequently director and professor of commonwealth affairs at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London.… Read more
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Garden Rubbish and Other Country Bumps

by Walter Carruthers Sellar and Robert Julian Yeatman

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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1936. pp 131 From the authors of '1066 And All That' comes a humorous look at British gardening and gardeners, illustrated with cartoons by Stephen Dowling. First edition 1936, very good in green cloth, covers dented, rubbed and water marked to one corner, a few spots and stains to the pages. Ownership inscription of Mary Eyre Wallis. This book comes from the collection of the scientist and pioneer birth-control campaigner Marie Stopes (1880-1958) which was inherited by her son the philosopher Harry Stopes Roe (1924-2014) and sold following the death of his widow Mary Stopes Roe in May of this year. Mary was herself an academic and author, the daughter of the engineer and inventor of the bouncing bomb, Sir Barnes Wallis. Stephen Dowling 1936
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The Garden of Amazement: Scattered Gems after Saeb

by Robin Macgowan

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West Brattleboro, Vermont: Longhouse, 2017. pp 109 A collection of two line couplets inspired by Islamic poet Mirza Mohammad Ali Saeb (1590-1676). Robin MacGowan provides an fascinating introduction to Saeb's life and poetry. A fine paperback, inscribed "For Alasdair Gray and your ripostes to these witty scintillations, Robin Magowan 6.iv.18". Provenance: from the recent Glasgow dispersal sale of Alasdair Gray's library. Gray (1934-2019) is acknowledged as one of the most innovative figures in Scottish literature and culture. Painter, novelist, playwright, poet and editor, Gray frequently combined his diverse artistic talents within single works to challenge existing forms. He has been described as 'Blending satire and tragedy, realism and fantasy, his work has been credited with spurring a renaissance in Scottish literature.' Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. Fine 2017
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The Gates of Eden: A Story of Endeavour

by Annie S Swan

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Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in publisher's green cloth, with bright gilt titles and decoration to upper board and spine. Very good condition; boards rubbed to edges and corners, tape repairs to hinges and decorative front end paper. Contemporary ownership inscription to half title " Bessie Scott 25th Decr 1886"; presumably this is a pre-publication presentation copy given as a Christmas present. Tom Scott RSA illustrated Swan's novel "Carlowrie" in 1884. A very attractive copy of this Victorian romance. Very Good 1887
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A Gathering of Poems 1950-1980

by Gael Turnbull

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London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1983. pp 175 A comprehensive collection of the poems of Gael Turnbull, a central figure in the British Poetry Revival of the 1960's and 1970's and founder of the Migrant Press. Very good in glossy wrappers, covers tanned and nicked to the top edge, internally crisp and clean. Inscribed to the half title page "With much regard Gael Turnbull". Provenance: from the recent Glasgow dispersal sale of Alasdair Gray's library. Gray (1934-2019) is acknowledged as one of the most innovative figures in Scottish literature and culture. Painter, novelist, playwright, poet and editor, Gray frequently combined his diverse artistic talents within single works to challenge existing forms. He has been described as 'Blending satire and tragedy, realism and fantasy, his work has been credited with spurring a renaissance in Scottish literature.' Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. Very good 1983
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Gaudi: Su Vida, Su Teoria, Su Obra

by Cesar Martinell Y Brunet

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Barcelona: Collegio de Arquitectos de Cataluna Y Baleares, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good. pp 528 First Spanish edition. Very good in red laminated boards as issued by the publisher. Tape marks to black end paper. With fresh, glossy pages in a tight and square binding, extensively illustrated in colour and black and white. In a very good, bright dust jacket, head of spine rubbed and one short tear to head of front panel. A comprehensive work by the Director of the Centre for Gaudi Studies. 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… Read more
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The Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter. Being a Geographical Index in Europe [volume 1], Asia, Africa and America [volume 2]

by Laurence Echard

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London: R Robinson, S Ballard, J and P Knapton, 1738. Very Good. Two volumes in one of The Gazetteer 1738 in a pretty late 18th century binding of speckled calf; part 1 is the 14th edition, part 2 is the 7th which is lacking its final leaves as it finishes at T4. A scarce title. Very Good 1738
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A General and Commercial Directory of The Borough of Leeds; Including the Out-Townships and Neighbouring Villages. Compiled under the Superintendence of Thomas Haigh

by Thomas Haigh, Edward Baines

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Leeds: Baines and Newsome, 1839. No Binding. Fair. viii, [1] pp 2-423 [1] [28] Adverts. [Lacks Map Frontispiece] A scarce example of Edward Baines' 1839 Leeds Directory. This is a reading copy only. Although complete apart from the foldout map frontispiece the text is heavily worn and occasionally marked. The title page has the top 2 cm removes, not affecting text. There is no binding although the original brown endpapers are present. The information the book contains remains fascinating. For ease of reference it is divided into three sections: Alphabetical Directory, Classification of Trades and The Street Key. At the rear of the book are 28 pages of advertisements for local companies that include the Commercial Street 'Emporium of Fashion', Leeds New Gas Company, Davis's Optical Instruments (with engraving) on Boar Lane and a 'Retreat near Leeds for the Reception and Recovery of Persons Afflicted with Disorders of the Mind.' Fair 1839
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A General Pronouncing Dictionary

by William Enfield

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London: B Crosby and Co, 1807. Excellent. Good. pp 320 Enfield's Pronouncing Dictionary in a worn but sound contemporary binding; marbled endpapers; text block browned but complete. Good 1807
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The General Interruptor

by Alex Martin

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pp 174 The first edition of Alex Martin's first novel, a comedy of Anglo-Italian misunderstandings, inscribed by the author to British cartoonist John Ryan "For John and Priscilla - Most affectionately, Alex Martin Rye 14th April 1991". Near fine in tan cloth, in a near fine dust jacket, very lightly soiled and creased along the top edge. John Ryan (1921–2009) was a British animator and cartoonist, best remembered for his character Captain Pugwash which began as a comic strip which spawned books and a TV series animated by Ryan. This book comes from a recent sale of items from Ryan's estate. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information.
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General Assembly of the United Nations 20th September-10th December, 1949: Memorandum on Proceedings relating to Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories

by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of State for the Colonies

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London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1950. 220 x 143 mm. Very Good. pp 2-47 Statement presented to Parliament, Cmd 8035. In very good condition, cover stained, rust marks from the staples, pages a little creased, ownership inscription to upper cover. From the collection of Kenneth Robinson (1914-2005), a distinguished civil servant who became an expert on colonial government and administration. He was closely involved in international aspects of postwar planning, including former colonies, in south-West Africa (now Namibia), and became the Commonwealth Office expert on French West Africa. He became assistant secretary in the CO in 1946 (and head of the West African department), but resigned in 1948 to become reader in Commonwealth government at Oxford and subsequently director and professor of commonwealth affairs at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1965 to 1972. Very Good 1950
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The Genitalia and Radulae of the British Hyalinia

by William Moss

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Manchester: Manchester Microscopical Society, 1898. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprinted from the Transactions and Annual Report of the Manchester Microscopical Society, 1898, Plates IV and V, pp24-28. Very good in printed card wrappers inscribed "A G Stubbs Esq, With the Author's compliments", lightly soiled and creased, the text is bright, complete and unmarked. Very Good 1898
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The Genius of Shelley being Selections from his Poetry with a Sketch of His Life

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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London: George Bell, 1841. Hardcover. Very Good. [xxiv] pp198 An attractive pocket edition of the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley including his best known works such as Alastor and To the Skylark. A very good copy in decorative embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering, all edges are bright gilt, one corner worn, nick to cloth at the head of the spine, a few minor spots and marks to the text. Neat ownership inscription of Matthew Austin to yellow end papers. A very pleasing little book. Very Good 1841
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The Gentleman's Magazine Literary Advertiser (1834-1843)

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London: William Pickering; John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 1834. Mathematics. Very Good. Five bound volumes of book and publishers' advertisements issued with The Gentleman's Magazine, 1834-1843. The advertisements are found inside the relevant pink card wrappers for each magazine starting with Vol 1, No 1 dated January 1834, 24 issues in each bound volume. Quarter parchment over green cloth, stab sewn binding, very good, spines worn but the bindings are firm, wrapper edges creased and nicked with handling. The magazines appear to have belonged to J Turner Esq, occasional annotations throughout. Withdrawn stamp over the bookplate of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Association to each front pastedown. Extra shipping charges may apply as the five volumes together make a heavy item. Very Good 1834
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Geologishe Beobachtungen in den Alpen

by G Steinmann

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Freiburg: C A Wagners Universitats-Buchdruckerei, 1905. 220 x 143 mm. Near Fine. Offprint from Berichten der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Freiburg i.B, Band XVI, September 1905, Seite 18-67. In near fine condition in printed paper wrappers, a couple of marks and stamp to upper cover, internally very fresh. Near Fine 1905
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