Patrick Pollak Rare Books
An Asian Prime Minister’s Story.KOTELAWALA, Sir John. pp. 203, (i). Portrait frontispiece, 12 photographic illustrations and 2 text illustrations. Dust wrapper torn at top margin with slight loss, author's presentation inscription on title to Mr. and Mrs. William (?), 1962, a very good copy. *General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala CH KBE KStJ PC, (April 1897 2 October 1980) was a Sri Lankan statesman, who served as the 3rd Prime Minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1953 to 1956.
Queen Alexandra’s Christmas Book. Photographs from my Camera. To be Sold for Charity.QUEEN ALEXANDRA. pp. (iv). Portrait frontispiece, 16 leaves of heavy black paper with 46 tipped-in photographs plus 15 art paper leaves with photographs each side, the first series with explanatory guard leaves, the second with plain guard leaves. White cloth with printed title on front cover, plain brown dust wrapper as issued, an excellent copy. *RARE with the dust wrapper, almost invariably discarded as it is entirely plain, without title or illustration.
Popular Phrenology. TOGETHER WITH : Phrenological and Physiological Chart.SEVERN, J. Millott and SEVERN, Mrs. J. Millott. pp. 125, (iii). Portrait frontispiece, 9 text figures; (70). 3 portraits, 3 illustrations [the Chart has been annotated by the recipient, B. F. H. BEAUMONT, 1917, signed by Millott Severn]. Publisher's cloth with back panel of the dust wrapper, the Chart in wrappers, both in very good condition.
Dartmoor Prison. A Complete Illustrated History. Volume One – The War Prison 1809-1816; Volume Two – The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day.JOY, Ron. pp. 136; 176. Many illustrations in each volume. Both in dust wrappers, v.I with small tear in the top margin of the wrapper, no loss, each signed by the author, with a lengthy letter dealing with American POWs in 1815.
Structure fine du ganglion humain normal et malin. Fine structure of the normal and malignant human lymph node. Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris. Centre de recherches sur les lymphomes malins, Lausanne.BERNHARD, W. and LEPLUS, R. pp. 87, (i). 100 micro-photographic plates with accompanying text leaves and guards. Text in double-column, French and English. Slip case and dust wrapper, a very good copy.
Soils of the Middle Teign Valley District of Devon. Bulletin No.1, Soil Survey of Great Britain – England and Wales.CLAYDEN, B. pp. vii, (i), 111, (i). Multi-folding map loose, 10 text figures. Dust wrapper, author's presentation copy, very good condition.
Glimpses of the Past. Selected Descriptions of Famous Persons and Places Prominent in the History of Greenwich and District.PUPILS, FOSSDENE ROAD. pp. (iv), 63, (i). Frontispiece and 29 illustrations, mostly lino-cuts. Original cloth and front joint slightly pulled, else a very good copy. *SCARCE - COPAC records 2 locations, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM & BISHOPSGATE.
A Guide to Bideford and District – Kingsley’s Country.OWEN, James D. and COLES, W. Crosbie. pp. (viii), 144. Folding map and 22 illustrations, mostly full-page plates, many advertisements. Printed paper wrappers, an old ink stain mostly on the rea cover, some nicks and wear to corners, contents tight and clean.
The Child’s Guide to Knowledge; Being a Collection of Useful and Familiar Questions and Answers on Every-Day Subjects, Adapted for Young Persons, and Arranged in the Most Simple and Easy Language.[WARD, Mrs. R.] A LADY. pp. 480. Quarter roan and marbled boards, front joint weak, rear free end-paper cut out, good overall. *Q. What is Claret ?; A. A thin, highly flavoured red wine, much drunk and esteemed in England. Q. What musical instrument is now seen in almost every household ; A. The Pianoforte. Q. Is not the Britannia Tubular Bridge across the Menai Straits from Carnarvonshire to the Isle of Anglesea very wonderful; A. Yes.
The History of Ampleforth Abbey from the Foundation of St. Lawrence’s at Dieulouard to the Present Time.ALMOND, Dom Cuthbert. pp. xvii, (i), 381, (ii). Frontispiece and 94 illustrations, some full-page. Publisher's red cloth gilt, spine faded, rubbed and a bit worn at the spine ends, boards rubbed along the edges and with blotchy patches, joints intact and contents clean.
Polichinelle – Old Nursery Songs of France. Translated, Set and Illustrated by J. R. MONSELL.MONSELLE, J. R. pp. 55, (i). Each page printed in colour, most with musical scores. Cloth-backed pictorial boards, rubbed around the edges, joints slack but intact.
Kristiansand i Bilder. Pictures from the Capital of Southern Norway. Photographs by D. PETTERSEN.BENNECHE, Steen. pp. (iv), 5-53, (i). 29 monochrome plates within the pagination. Publisher's binding with coloured plate inset to front board, a very good copy.
A Book of Gardens. Illustrated in Colour by MARGARET H. WATERFIELD, Decorations by A. W. GRAHAM BROWN.HYATT, Alfred H. [edit.]. pp. (viii), 131, (i) blank, (i) Advertisement, (iii) blank. Frontispiece and 7 tipped-in colour plates. Green and black pictorial yapped suede, uncut with top edge gilt, spine a bit faded, a very good copy.