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41. Decline and Fall; an illustrated novelette


first edition (first state) octavo patterned red boards, 288pp VG- ( cracking at external spine edges and rear gutter, wear to extremities, light foxing and tanning, owners name to fep) Despite the description a presentable copy of the first novel by the author, in the RARE FIRST STATE ( the names of two characters on p168/9 had to be changed, this copy has the original names)

PUBLISHER: Chapman and Hall 1928

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature evelyn waugh


42. The Chaldean Account of Genesis; Containing The description of the Creation, The fall of Man, The deluge, The Tower of Babel, The Times of the Patriarchs, And Nimord; Babylonian Fables, and Legends of the Gods; From the Cuneiform Inscriptions


first edition octavo illus boards, gilt images to front board and gilt lettering to spine, xvi + 319pp +40pp adverts, illus, VG (v light foxing, moderate damp wrinkle/stain at rear ep and board, interesting pencil annotations at rear and a couple in text) a tidy copy of a RARE and desirable work

PUBLISHER: sampson low, marston, searle and rivington 1876

KEYWORDS: religion babylon chaldea cuneiform george smith ancient history cleaasic archaeology anthropology


43. Daughter Buffalo


Modern First Edition (UK) ASSOCIATION COPY brown boards with gilt lettering to spine 212pp VG+ (sunning to spine and extremities) in VG+ d/w (light rubbing and discolouration) INSCRIBED AND FAMILIARLY SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Janet) to John Beston, Australian academic, and his american wife Rose-Marie. Beston wrote a bibliography of Frame, and she stayed with him and his family several times in the US. Signed copies of Janet Frame are notoriously SCARCE and becoming increasingly valueable

PUBLISHER: W H Allen London 1973

KEYWORDS: new zealand modern first edition signed


44. Oeuvres Completes Seven Volume Set


complete seven volume set , octavo, brown half leather with gilt rule brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, (VG) moderate wear to pages with light chipping to spines and rubbing to boards allegedly the best collected edition rare to find as a complete set of seven volumes includes supplemental volume

PUBLISHER: Chez A. Imprimeur 1819

KEYWORDS: french languages autobiography denis diderot


45. Itinerarium Thomae Carve, Tipperariensis [3 parts in 1 volume]


ex-lib.new edition [102 copies printed] 432pp [text in latin] [b/w frontis.portrait] VG (rebind in brown cloth w.leather spine,mod.rubbed and stained,spine sl.sunned,mod.wear and chipping to extrems.,owner's bookplate and gum remains to front pastedown,libr.mark to ffep verso,book catalogue cutting pasted to ffep verso,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed/soiled) rare; preface in English w.text in Latin

PUBLISHER: impensis bernardi quaritch london 1859

KEYWORDS: literature thomas carve tipperariensis itinerarium


46. With the Aurora in the Antarctic 1911-1914


First edition, scarcer 'orange' binding edition, imperial octavo, orange cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering & black ship illus to front board, frontispiece with tissue guard, xxi + 183pp, illus plus folding map to rear, VG (light bruising to spine extrems, small black stain to front board upper edge, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, owner's name in pencil to fep, some foxing & tanning to prelims and terminals, sporadic lighter foxing elsewhere)

PUBLISHER: Andrew Melrose 1919

KEYWORDS: John King Davis autobiography Antarctic exploration maritime nautical history


47. The Peerage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom [2 vols.]


second edition 2 vols.759pp+xiv+9 b/w plates / 752pp+xiii+plates 10-17 VG+ (rebinds in full polished calf w.gilt dec.stamped borders,raised bands to spine w.gilt stamped compartments,sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.wear to extrems.,spine sl.sunned,marbled eps w.owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown both vols.,prelims.and some margins sl.foxed,aeg) attractively bound folio set - heavy items

PUBLISHER: constable edinburgh 1813

KEYWORDS: scotland history genealogy biography peerage robert douglas john wood


48. A Narrative of the Persecution of Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado De Mendonca [2 volumes]


first edition 2 vols.[344/xxviii+344pp] [b/w frontis.portrait to vol.1] VERY GOOD (early marbled paper boards rebacked w.tan calf,boards rubbed and soiled,gilt bands to spines w.gilt-on-tan leather title label to spines,mod wear and chipping to extrems.w.corners rounded,eps strengthened at gutters,red pencil numbers to ffeps,upper corner of ffep in both vols has been clipped,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed,offsetting from portrait to title page of vol.1.,contents tight) scarce set

PUBLISHER: printed and sold by w.lewis london 1811

KEYWORDS: freemasonry history biography mendonca costa pereira furtado


49. A Clash of Kings


First edition (precedes US edition by a year), super octavo, blue boards with gilt lettering to spine, ii maps + 741pp, VG+ (v slight soiling & tannning to page edges) in d/w, nr fine

PUBLISHER: Voyager Harper Collins 1998

KEYWORDS: first edition Geroge RR Martin literature fiction fantasy


50. The Story of the Malakand Field Force ; An Episode of Frontier War


first edition (colonial edition, which precedes the domestic edition) octavo illus boards, maps incl folding, errata slip tipped in, xiv + 336pp VG- (wear to extremities, cracking at spine edge, some soiling and discolouration, a couple of light library stamps) a presentable sound complete copy with no faults to folding maps

PUBLISHER: longmans green and co 1898

KEYWORDS: military boer war history malakand winston spencer churchill

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