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41. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard


p187 misprinted as 871, p480 correctly numbered, adverts at rear, this is is the earliest version of the 1st edition, dispatched to the colonies ahead of the local issue, SCARCE, octavo, red cloth boards gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to spine & rear board, blind lettering to front board, 480pp +16pp ads, G+ (rubbing soiling & fading to boards & spine, bruising & fraying to spine extrems & board corners, damp staining & damage to outer board edges, red staining from cloth dye to edges of eps, insect damage to lower eps prelims & boards (text not affected), light foxing to pages & page edges, light tanning to page edges, lower front hinge shaky but sound)

PUBLISHER: George Bell & Sons and Bombay August 1904

KEYWORDS: Joseph Conrad literature fiction scarce first edition


42. 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


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. Climbing on the Himalaya and Other Mountain Ranges


DATE & OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE OF ESTEEMED NZ CLIMBER MAVIS DAVIDSON, octavo, green buckram boards, gilt lettering to spine, teg, frontispiece, coloured folding maps, vii + 315pp + plates, illus, VG- (spine competely detached but present, light bruising to board corners, moderate scuffing to boards, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges, moderate foxing to pages throughout, 8cm loss to top corner of fep, frontispiece completely detached but present, cracking to full length of gutters sporadically throughout)

PUBLISHER: David Douglas 1902

KEYWORDS: Himalayas climbing mountains mountaineering signed Mavis Davidson illustrated history


45. 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


46. 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


47. 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


48. The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry and an Analysis of the Inter-Relation Between the Craft and the High Grades in Respect of Their Term of Research, Expressed by the Way of Symbolism


SCARCE, 2 VOLUME SET, imperial octavo, cream buckram boards, gilt lettering & tooling to spine, gilt masonic symbol motifs to boards, teg, frontispieces with tissue guards, illus prelims, vol 1- xxxv + 417pp, vol 2- vii + 447pp, illus, VG- (moderate creasing to spine extrems, light bruising to board edges, moderate soiling to boards, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges & eps, moderate foxing to pages throughout, owner's name in ink sporadically to prelims, inscription in ink to fep of vol 2, bookseller's label to front pastedown of vol 2)

PUBLISHER: Rebman Limited 1911

KEYWORDS: freemasons freemasonry illustrated history rites tradition symbols symbolism masonic history


49. 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


50. 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

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