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41. Scented Gardens for the Blind


first edition inscribed by author [Dorothy Neal White's copy] 192pp VERY GOOD+ (red cloth,sl.soiled,sl.bumps to extrems.,owner's sign.and author's inscr.to ffep,eps and content edges sl.foxed) in VERY GOOD+ dustwrapper (sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.)

PUBLISHER: pegasus press christchurch 1963

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature new zealand janet frame signed


42. The Head of Kay's


First edition, very rare in this state, lacks frontispiece, octavo, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine & front board, front board illus with seated schoolboys dressed in red&grey, spine illus with adult audience, iv + 280pp + 8pp books ads, illus, VG (frontispiece missing, one plate loose, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, bookseller's label to front pastedown, prizegiving label to fep, some foxing, folded production flaw to upper corner of page 280). LOVELY COPY

PUBLISHER: Adam & Charles Black 1905

KEYWORDS: PG Wodehouse first edition literature


43. Wanderings in Spain (in Two Volumes)


original blindstamped brown boards, two volume set, gilt motifs and lettering to spines 337pp + 324pp + 8pp adverts G+ (boards rubbed and bruised with closed tear to front board of vol2, small chips and tears to heads and tails, closed tears to top (3cm down) and bottom of spines,fep loose vol one, lacks frontis vol one, frontis loosening vol two, owners details and booksellers label on front pastedowns, modertae foxing throughout) A reasonable set of a very scarce edition

PUBLISHER: parry, blenkarn and co 1847 london

KEYWORDS: spain travel history martin haverty


44. 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


45. 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


46. The Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli in four volumes


Ex-library, first edition thus four-volume set, re-bound in half leather with brown cloth boards, imperial octavo, upper page edges stained brown, other page edges marbled, marbled eps, frontispiece with tissue guard, xli+420pp/464pp/488pp/iv+472pp, VG- (front board of vol1 completely detached, moderately heavy scuffing to spine sides, extrems & raised bands and to board edges, usu library markings including labels to front pastedowns and gilt library stamp to front boards, some browning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: james r.osgood boston 1882

KEYWORDS: literature politics history niccolo machiavelli christian detmold


47. 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


48. 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


49. 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


50. 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

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