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Horwood, William: Hyddenworld: Spring. London: MacMillan: 2010. Limited edition proof copy, author signed. 8vo., pp. viii, 502. Paperback, green wrappers with gilt emblem to upper wrapper. Upper joint a bit creased, light shelf-wear but still very good. First of the Hyddenworld quartet. Number 105 of a limited edition of 500.   Ref: 49710 
£75
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Houellebecq, Michel: (Wynne, Frank, trans.:) The Elementary Particles. A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. First US edition. 8vo., pp. 263, [i]. Blue paper-covered boards backed in grey cloth, silver-green title to spine, fore-edge uncut. Top edge a little dusty but near fine. First American edition of the author's second work, originally published in 1998 in France as Les Particules Élémentaires and in the UK as Atomised.   Ref: 51653 
£25
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[Houlston:] Houlston's Series of Tracts, Numbers 9, 11, 16-20, 30-34, 41-44, 51-54, 61-62, 69, 71, 73, followed by Religious Society Tracts, Numbers 339, 457, 632, 637-638, 641, 739, 757. London: Houlston and Co.; the Religious Tract Society, (c.1830-60.) 12mo., 36 tracts bound together. Vignette title pages. Occasional foxing, some leaves a little browned. Bound in half green calf with marbled paper boards, gilt title to spine. Joints and edges very rubbed, f.f.e.p. removed. Pencil inscription to Elsie Bonney from Grandma, May 23rd 1904 to front paste-down. Includes the titles The Bitter Sweet, parts 1 &2 by Mrs Sherwood, The Two Wives, parts 1& 2 by Mrs Cameron, Where Are You Going? and A Conversation on the Truth of the Bible, Between Two Workmen.   Ref: 46288 
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Johnston, Kenneth R. Johnston: The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, [ii], 965, [i] + plates. Green and beige paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little foxed, slight creasing to headcap but still a very good copy. Author inscribed to title-page. Contemporary review clipping loosely inserted.   Ref: 51640 
£20
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Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. 8vo. (210 x 160mm), pp.[xii], 735, [v]. Clean and bright internally. Original blue paper publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Upper joint wholly split, so upper cover only attached where it folds around the outer edges of the first gathering. A bit cocked, spine worn and chipped with some surface peeling, edges tattered with numerous small closed tears and upper fore-edge fold splitting. There have been at least 18 editions of Ulysses, each with variations in their different impressions. Here we find the eighth printing of the first edition, with the 'type entirely re-set', so de facto the second edition. An uncommon find in its original paper wrappers.   Ref: 51744  show full image..
£1000
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Kerouac, Jack: On the Road. London: Andre Deutsch, 1960. First UK edition, 4th impression. 8vo., pp. [iv], 310. Burgundy textured cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly cocked, a few tiny dents to text block at fore-edge, very good. This UK first edition dust-jacket designed by Len Deighton. First published in the USA by Viking in 1957, based on the revised 1951 manuscript.   Ref: 51714 
£300
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[Knox, Vicesimus:] Epistles, Elegant, Familiar, & Instructive, Selected from the Best Writers, Ancient as well as Modern; intended for the improvement of Young Persons and for General Entertainment: being a proper Supplement to Extracts in Prose, & in Poetry. London: printed for Mssrs. Rivington, Longman et al, 1791. 8vo., pp. iv, [xii], 776 + additional engraved title-page. Text in two columns. Contemporary dark brown calf, gilt spine with red morocco title label, edges sprinkled blue. Spine creased, endcaps repaired, rubbed, a few light scrapes to boards, a good copy with some interesting provenance. To ffep, the ownership inscription of George Kenyon, 2nd Baron Kenyon, dated '1796, Christ Church'. Kenyon (1776–1855) matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1794 and took his BA in 1797. He went on to become an activist against Catholic emancipation, in 1810 writing the pamphlet Observations on the Roman Catholic Question, which 'was an incisive statement of the arguments against emancipation, in which he argued that concession would subvert the protestant nature of the government, the basis of the succession to the throne, and the union of church and state', and which was later reprinted on several occasions. 'He was, however, implicated in the disgrace of the Orange order in 1836 when [...] it was pilloried as a secret society possibly conspiring to subvert the succession to the throne. Kenyon's own conduct was imprudent rather than seditious, but his reputation suffered and thereafter he largely withdrew from public life.'(ODNB). To the front paste-down is the later inscription of Kenyon's daughter Marianne (1807-1866), dated 1834 and noting, 'From my dearest Papa'. Slightly overlapping Marianne's inscription is a small bookplate printed 'H. Kenyon, The Gelli'. This is likely Henrietta Kenyon (1839-1903), daughter of George's son the 2nd Baron, who with her sister Georgina (1834-1919) commissioned the building of The Gelli, a 'small' country house in the Borough of Wrexham, in 1877. A large armorial bookplate of the Kenyon family arms with motto dominates the rest of the front paste-down.   Ref: 51467 
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Kundera, Milan: (Heim, Michael Henry, trans.:) The Joke. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 1st edition thus. 8vo., pp.xii, [ii], 267, [i]. Quarter black cloth, tan paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, very good. Previous owner's name, Olmsted, to ffep. First edition of this translation of Kundera's first novel.   Ref: 51552 
£20
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Leckie, Ross: Hannibal; Scipio; Carthage. Edinburgh: Canongate, 1995; 1998; 2000. First editions. 8vo., pp. ix, [i], 245, [i]; xiii, [iii], 332; xi, [i], 209, [i]. Black cloth, gilt titles to spines, illustrated endpapers. Top edges a bit dusty, very good. First edition copies of each book in Leckie's Carthage Trilogy.   Ref: 51652 
£60
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López-Rey, José: Velázquez: Painter of Painters. Cologne: Taschen & the Wildenstein Institute, 1996. 2 vols., folio, pp. 261, [i]; 328. Grey cloth, white lettered. Small stain to vol. I at head of spine, otherwise a little light shelf-wear but still very good.   Ref: 51814 
£40
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