Diamonds are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.
First Edition. 8vo. Silver lettered diamond patterned black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The fourth James Bond book. Some edge wear at head and heel of spine. Inscription on front endpaper. An exceptional copy.
Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
First Edition. 8vo. Silver lettered black cloth with female silhouette on front cover in brown. Wrapped in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Shallow chipping to head and heel of spine. Short tear (centimeter) to top edge of dust jacket. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Collectible copy.
The Adventures of Philip: On His Way Through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him and Who Passed Him By. London: Smith Elder & Co., 1862.
Thackeray, William Makepeace
First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine Three (3) volumes in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. Second issue binding. Hinges invisibly strengthened, minor touch-ups to spine ends. Three engraved bookplates to endpapers, including the name plate of Francis Bullard, 1862-1913, a prominent Boston collector. A fine set with some uncut pages.
The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar. London: S. T. Freemantle, 1900.
2 volumes. 8vo, pp. xxiii, 427; xv, 443. Illustrated with a combined 99 full page plates and 69 smaller illustrations and designs throughout. Bound in full vellum with crushed morocco spine labels and date labels to spine heel, with lettering in gilt and tooled borders. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pink marbled endpapers with blank bookplates to the paste-downs. Gilt tooled turn-ins. Sporadic foxing and light foxing to the text block edges, with light wear to the vellum at the fore-edges, specifically to volume 2. A very clean set in tight and square bindings. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase in burgundy to match the spine labels.
The Spice-Box of Earth. ill. Frank Neufeld. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1961.
First edition. 8vo. Gilt lettered quarter black cloth over pattern paper boards with portrait of the author. Cohen's second book of poetry. A particularly nice copy of this book with the die cut window in perfect condition.
The World Crisis [6 Volumes]. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931
Churchill, the RT. HON. Winston S.
First English Edition. 8vo. Signed, Association Copy. 5 vols. in 6 parts complete. Inscribed in ink on the half-title of vol. 5, "The Eastern Front": "To General Knox from Winston S. Churchill Nov 6. 1931." Major-General Sir Alfred William Fortescue Knox (1870-1964), was British Military Attache at St. Petersburg 1911-18 and chief of the British Military Mission to Siberia 1918-20. Knighted 1919, he was Conservative MP for Wycombe 1924-45, and a strong supporter of Churchill throughout his twenty years in Parliament. General Knox is mentioned in the 5th and 6th volume: "The Aftermath" and "The Eastern Front." Richly illustrated with maps, charts, facsimiles, etc. (most folding), 4 tipped-in errata slips. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in half navy morocco and blue cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered direct to spine, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. "Magnificently written, it is enhanced by the presence of the author at the highest councils of war and in the trenches as a battalion commander." - Wm. Manchester.
Theatre. Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1957.
First edition. 8vo. Two (2) volumes in cream cloth decorated in gilt and blue. Edition limited to 8800 copies of which this is #1168. Includes 40 original lithographs in colour as well as drawings in the text. Slight edge-wear. Very attractive copy in near fine condition.