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Doyle, Roddy: Rory & Ita. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [x], 338. Bright and clean within. Top coner of upper board slightly bumped but overall very good indeed. One of Doyle's few works of non-fiction, Rory and Ita is based on interviews with his parents.   Ref: 51482 
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Doyle, Roddy: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 226. Internally clean. red cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Autographed to title-page. Doyle's fifth novel. A sequel, Paula Spencer, followed 10 years later.   Ref: 51481 
£30
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Drage, Geoffrey: Cyril. A Romantic Novel. London: W.H. Allen & Co. 1889. First edition. 8vo., pp. vii [i] 796. Last gathering reinforced with and stained by yellowed sellotape, just some light toning otherwise. 20th-century half vellum with dark blue pebbled cloth boards, red morocco gilt label to spine, a.e.r., marbled endpapers. Gift inscription from Charles Drage to Thea dated 1976 in red ink to verso of f.f.e.p., a note dated 1929 sellotaped to an initial blank, armorial bookplate of Charles Hardinge Drage to upper pastedown. The first edition of this now-mostly-forgotten romantico-political novel set in Oxford and Russia. This copy belonged to Charles Hardinge Drage (1897-1983), who was the son of Geoffrey Drage. The taped-in note concerns Greek and Latin quotations.   Ref: 25735  show full image..
£95
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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 
£90
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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 
£225
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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 
£200
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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 
£40
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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 
£45
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