P. G. Wodehouse The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse A rare first edition copy with all first edition points. Original cloth boards with illustrations. Faded spine and wear to the spine ends. Marks and bumping of the boards. Previous owner's signature on the front free page. Closed tear on p157. Toned contents with a few spotting marks. 10 titles listed opposite the title page starting with Piccadilly Jim, and ending with Clicking of Cuthebert. (Mcilvaine A30. P41). 8vo 255pp.
Rudyard Kipling A bright first edition, first issue of the classic novel, The Jungle Book. With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P Frenzeny. Original blue cloth board with gilt illustration. Slight lean. Some wear to the extremities and a few light stains. Contemporary dated signature to the front free page. Clean contents. 8vo 212pp
Agatha Christie A scarce first edition copy of A Murder is Announced. Advertsied as the "jubilee" novel, "For The 50th Time The Queen of Detection Defies Her Readers". A Miss Marple crime novel. Bright original red cloth boards with black lettering. A stain on page 29 lightly affecting the surrounding pages. Fold on page 256. The unclipped dust jacket has chipping and loss to the spine end fold ends. Loss affecting the lettering on the top of the spine. Small internal tape repairs. Faded rear panel. 8vo. 256pp.
C. S. Lewis A second edition of The Last Battle with dust jacket. Original light blue cloth boards with faded spine and light spots of discolouring of the board on the spine ends. Foxing on the front/rear pages and pages edges - some of which bleeds a little into the pages. The unclipped dust jacket chipped and loss to the spine ends. Foxing across the cover and faded spine. 8vo 184pp.
A first edition, 4th printing of The Gangs of New York. Detailing the rise of gangs in New York City, prior to the dominance of the Italian- American Mafia. Includes information on the "rogue's gallery" and accounts of the New York city draft riots in 1863. Original illustrated quarter buckram paper board with wear at the edges. Slight lean. Top edge red. Clean contents. 8vo 400pp.
A first edition of Rhyme? or Reason? by Lewis Carroll. With sixty five illustrations by Arthur B. Frost and nine illustrations by Henry Holliday. With the first publications of the poems, Echo, A Game of Fives, the last of the Four Riddles and Fame's Penny-Trumpet. Original green boards with rubbed gilt lettering. Darkened spine and some stain on the boards. Rubbed gilt to the spine lettering. Dark end pages with slight loss to the front hinge. Clean contents. 8vo 214 with 1 page of publisher's advertisements.
A first edition, first printing of Perelandra with price clipped dust jacket. Original faded blue boards with loss of colour on the spine. Foxing on the page ends and spine. Slight lean to the book. Clean and browned contents. The dust jacket has loss affecting the text of the spine top edge of the jacket. Loss to the folds, spine ends and edges. Fading of the spine colour. 8vo 256pp.
A limited edition 1/50 privately printed on Imperial Japanese paper. Rebound with the original dust wrapper intact and included. 20th century calf with gilt lettering. Corners of the original cover lightly chipped and light soiling. Red illustrated lettering within the text. Privately printed (but Charles Carrington) [Mason 609}. 38pp 8vo.
A first edition of Ordeal by Innocence with unclipped dust jacket. Original orange cloth boards with little wear. Toned contents. The dust jacket has loss to the spine ends affecting the text. Chipping and rubbing of the dust jacket and small stain on lower part of the spine. 8vo 356pp.
A first edition, second or third printing of The Three Railway Engines complete with unclipped dust jacket. The first book in the series with "Fat Director" to pp. 40, 42, 52, 54 and 60. Plus advertisement for Thomas the Tank Engine at the rear. Original light green pictorial cloth which is different from the first impression as it has three trains illustrated. Clean contents and illustrations. Dust jacket with repaired tear to the rear panel and the chipped corners. 64 pp.
Original red decorated boards with gilt lettering and illustrations. All edges gilt. Wear to the corners and spine ends. Rubbed and lightly marked boards. Previous owners stamp and dedication on front free pages. Spotting in places within the text and clean contents. 8vo 175pp plus 2 pages of publishers advertisements.
One of only 1000 copies of A House of Pomegranates in original Charles Ricketts decorative binding. Flawed at the time of publication due to a printer fault leading to faded illustration plates. Original decorated cream cloth boards with bright gilt peacock design. Slight lean to the book. Green cloth spine with dulled gilt titles. Cloth foxed with some bubbling and light soiling. Decorated end papers split at inner hinges. Delicate end papers are reinforced with archival material. All Ricketts plates complete and faded. Black and white engravings and decorations throughout the text. Edges untrimmed. 8vo 158pp.
Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. First edition, second printing with "London" on the title page as per Quinby No 25 p93. Original light green boards with pictorials and illustrated end papers. Fading to the spine. Colour plates throughout. 84pp 16mo.
A very good illustrated first edition, second state of The Cricket on the Hearth. Advertisement leaf for Oliver Twist at the end (second state). The Cricket on the Hearth was published on 20 December 1845. It sold out before the new year and no fewer than 17 subsequent dramatizations of the story were staged. 14 illustrations by Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise and Landseer. Original red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration. Lean to the book. Bright gilt edges. Mild wear and bumping of the boards. Previous owners inscription on front free page. Clean contents. Ref: Smith II:6 8vo 166 x 103mm.
A very good first edition of The Hunting of the Snark with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. All edges bright gilt. Boards in excellent condition. Small stain on the front board. Tape on the front free paste down. Gift dedication written on the front free page. Otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Illustration tissue guards all intact. 83pp with 1 page of publishers advertisements.
A very good first edition of The Man with the Golden Gun with unclipped dust jacket. Original black cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Booksellers stamp on the front pastedown. Previous owners name written on the half title page. Clean contents. The bright dust jacket is clean with minimal wear/light chipping. Stain on the rear panel. 8vo 221pp.
A first edition of The Tale of Pigling Bland in very good condition. Original maroon boards with minimal wear. Fading to the spine. Slight lean. Pictorial end papers, colour plates and illustrations intact. Date on the title. As per Quinby XII No 22 p83.