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Drazin, David: Croquet: a Bibliography. Specialist Books and Pamphlets Complete to 1997. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, & Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 508. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, otherwise near fine.   Ref: 51636 
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Evans, Joan: Pattern. A Study of Ornament in Western Europe from 1180-1900. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. 2 vols. 4to., pp. xxxvi, 179; xv, [i], 249, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Spines and edges dusty, endcaps creased, endpapers a little discoloured but very good. Small slip letterpress-printed 'With the Author's Compliments' loosely inserted. Dame Joan Evans became the first female President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, serving from 1959 to 1964.   Ref: 45263 
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Farnaby, Thomas: Index Rhetoricus & Oratorius. [...] Editio novissima prioribus emendatior. Londini [London]: Impensis Philemonis Stephani, 1664. 12mo., pp. 120 [lviii]. Without final blank. A tiny wormhole throughout, becoming a short trail for about 25 leaves, often touching a character but rarely causing loss of legibility; light dampmark to inner corner for a few gatherings; a touch of light soiling. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by blind rules, blind border to boards, edges sprinkled red. Fore-edge of upper board abraded, some darkening and light rubbing elsewhere, no paste-downs. A very good, unsophisticated copy. Early ownership inscriptions to f.f.e.p.: William Aldersey at the head of the page, with a note of price, and Alban Aldersey upside down at the foot of the page. These are most likely the two youngest sons of Thomas Aldersey (1600-75) of Aldersey Hall in Cheshire: William (b.1651), who would have been about 13 at the time of publication, and his younger brother Alban (b. 1657). The Hall was demolished in 1958, but the Aldersey Family archive is still held at Cheshire Record Office. The grammarian Thomas Farnaby was one of the most noted schoolteachers in seventeenth-century England. His Index Rhetoricus was popular both at home and on the continent, and was among the first texts used at the nascent Harvard University. This edition (the eighth?) appears to be scarce, with ESTC listing only the BL, the Folger, St Louis University and Olin Library. Wing F456A; ESTC R230523   Ref: 29957 
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Ffinch, Michael: Donald Maxwell. 1877-1936. Kendal, Cumbria: The Maxwell Estate, 1995. First edition. 4to., pp. xvi, 245. Black cloth, gilt title to spine with gilt decoration to upper board, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, one-inch closed tear, fixed by sellotape, to bottom edge of front cover, another small closed tear to top edge of back cover, spine faded, shelf wear, but still very good.   Ref: 51939 
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[Foyles] Fabes, Gilbert H. The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1938. Privately printed, 1938. 8vo., pp. 64 + 10 plates on 8 leaves as called for. A little foxed, mostly at front and rear, half-title toned. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, a little rubbed but very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep, 'To my old/ friend Smith/ Gilbert Foyle/ June 1939'. Revised edition. First published in 1929 as 'The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1929'. Gilbert Fabes was manager of the rare book department at Foyles from 1927 until c.1932. He later took on the same role at Hatchards of Piccadilly, as well as several stints as an independent bookseller.   Ref: 51765 
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Friedlander, Lee: American Musicians. New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1998. First edition. 4to., pp. 295. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges a little dusty, near fine. Dust-jacket, spine sunned, a little shelf wear, very good. "Preface by Joel Dorn. Interviews with Ruth Brown and Steve Lacy."   Ref: 51937 
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Galt, John: Sir Andrew Wylie, of that Ilk. By the author of "Annals of the Parish", &c. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, 1822. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. [iv], 336; [iv], 336; [iv], 310. Lightly browned. Contemporary straight-grained half green morocco with marbled boards, spine in compartments with central gilt tools, lettered and numbered in gilt direct, edges marbled, spines gently sunned. Armorial bookplate of "William, Duke of Bedford / Endsleigh" on front pastedowns. Signed binding by Feaston, Bookbinder, Printer &c. of Tavistock, with his circular red ticket on front pastedown. A romantic tale of the West of Scotland, one of four Galt published in 1822, in a fit of productivity inspired by the success of Scott's 'Waverley'.   Ref: 36998  show full image..
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Gerits, Anton: Books, Friends and Bibliophilia: Reminiscences of an Antiquarian Bookseller. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. 8vo., pp. ix, [i], 402. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine, almost fine. Gerits' autobiography, which also offers an overview of the antiquarian book trade in Europe from 1950 onwards.   Ref: 51635 
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Graves, Wallace: Trixie. A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition, author inscribed. 8vo., pp. [iv], 333, [i]. Yellow cloth, silver title to spine with pink flower decoration, 'Diary' in pink to upper board, top edge yellow. Top and fore- edges foxed but still very good. Author's inscription to 'Mary and Martin' to ffep.   Ref: 51651 
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Halliday, Dorothy (pseud.) [Dunnett, Dorothy] : Dolly and the Cookie Bird. London: Cassell, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 197, [i]. Clean and bright within. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly cocked, faint whitish stain to rear board, a little dusty, good. Bookplate of Karen and Michael Keble-White to front pastedown. Dorothy Halliday is in fact Scottish historical novelist Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) writing a series of mystery novels (known as the Johnson Johnson series) under her maiden name. Dolly and the Cookie Bird was later retitled Ibiza Surprise, and was the second Johnson Johnson novel to be published.   Ref: 49507 
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