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'Portal' Original Artwork
Author: William Rotsler Year: 1984
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: California Signed: Yes

21x28cm An original felt pen and collage image of a portal with three figures of astronauts approaching from the foreground, signed and titled by the sci-fi artist William Rotsler. The image is on pap...

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'Whalley October 16, 1814': a Manuscript Sermon
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker Year: 1812
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Whalley, Lancashire Signed: Yes

An eight page manuscript sermon by the clergyman and topographical writer or Yorkshire and Lancashire, Thomas Dunham Whitaker, which he wrote on a single quarto gathering, loosely sewn and available t...

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'What Chance has a Filly of Winning the National?'
Author: STEADMAN, Ralph Year: 1977
Publisher: Joe Coral Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

(55x64cm) Ralph Steadman's poster designed for the bookies Joe Coral, dramatically inscribed to the Paris-based writer and bibliophile: 'For John Baxter from Ralph Steadman.' The poster is very good w...

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A Grant of Arms by Architect Sir John Vanbrugh
Author: VANBRUGH, Sir John; Peter Le Neve Year: 1717
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[4] A College of Arms scribal copy of Sir John Vanbrugh's grant of a coat of arms to Christopher Batt in 1717. This is a contemporary copy written on Vanbrugh's behalf (possibly to a Batt family membe...

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Artillery Notes & Sketches with Reading Diary
Author: WHEATLEY, Dennis Year: 1914
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 90 War-time notebook and reading diary of the future novelist Dennis Wheatley compiled in 1914/15 while stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, before he saw action at Ypres, Cambrai a...

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Autograph Letter mentioning his Wife & Children
Author: WILBERFORCE, William Year: 1804
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Uxbridge near London Signed: Yes

[17x11cm] ALS written by the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce requesting 'a good Chaise and pair of Horses and a careful driver'. Wilberforce's caution is explained by the precious cargo on...

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Diary of Streets and Places of Interest [in London
Author: SANDERSON, Mr Year: 1899
Publisher: Unpublished diary Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[pp] 76 of 80,c 7000 words. Lively diary of a provincial couple's visit to London between May 20th-26th, 1899 with an account of a ride on the great ferris wheel at Earl's Court and a visit to the Und...

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Illuminated Arabic Manuscript Leaf
Author: Unknown Year: N/A
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

(29x22cm) A single illuminated manuscript leaf, double sided, mounted along the top edge only. The recto is dominated by a a sizeable gouache miniature contained in a frame painted frame and showing f...

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Lieder Und Balladen Aus Dem Harz [typescript]
Author: SALOMONSKI, Georg, George Solomon; Fritz Salomonski; Frederick K Solomon (illustrator) Year: 1917
Publisher: Unpublished typescript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Germany Signed: Yes

ff 24 A typescript with 4 original drawings by the Salomonski brothers. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, the poems by Georg Salomonski run to twenty pages, interspersed with bucolic pencil dr...

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Military History [manuscript]
Author: WAY, N F Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: England Signed: No

[ff] 62; 12 maps, c15,000 words. Late nineteenth century military history manuscript by N F Way, presumably an officer in training, with tipped in maps and diagrams. Quarter red cloth, new spine over ...

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National Gallery Reports 1893-1901
Author: TURNER, Hawes Harrison Year: 1893
Publisher: National Gallery, London Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

National Gallery Reports 1893-1901, with additional manuscript and typescript inserts relating to the transfer of the National Gallery's British paintings to the Tate Gallery at Millbank and to acquis...

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Original Artwork Depicting Spacecraft
Author: William Rotsler Year: 1980
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: California Signed: Yes

10x9cm An original felt pen picture of a spacecraft, complete with crew member in a protruding bubble, signed by the sci-fi artist William Rotsler. The image is on a piece of artist's board with a cli...

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Original Dustjacket Artwork by 'Sax': 1950/1960s
Author: Sax [P G Wodehouse, Naomi Jacob etc etc] Year: 1950
Publisher: Cresset Press, Robert Hale, Hutchinson etc etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[79 Original Designs; 120 Proofs] Large collection of original jacket art, mostly for novels with original designs for popular novelists such as Paul Tabori, Naomi Jacob and Michael Underwood as well ...

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Our Portfolio No 1. July 1915 [Great War Magazine]
Author: TAYLOR, Harold G, C Eric Richardson, Gertrude Elderkin W Ewart Jackson, Henry Elderkin, Lees Bickerton, John T Mould Year: 1915
Publisher: Published by Golder's Green Wesleyan Methodist Literary and Debating Society Dust Jacket: No
Place: London - Golders Green Signed: No

pp 60 Likely unique manuscript copy of this home-made magazine edited by Harold G Taylor under the guidance of Henry Elderkin, minister of Golder's Green Wesleyan and Methodist Literary and Debating S...

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Photographic Archive of Arturo Toscanini
Author: TOSCANINI, Arturo Year: 1920
Publisher: NBC etc etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: Milan, New York etc Signed: Yes

[100 photos] Substantial collection of vintage photographs of the Italian-American conductor, Arturo Toscanini. In a variety of formats, many of the photographs with press stamps and annotations to th...

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Posting Charges  - John Brown to Lord Ribblesdale
Author: Thomas Lister Esqr [First Lord Ribblesdale] To John Brown D[rive]r Year: 1790
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Gisburn Signed: Yes

A folio-sized, folding sheet (bifolium)which is effectively a 1790 invoice for postal charges, from John Brown, Drover, to Thomas Lister, First Lord Ribblesdale, the MP for Clitheroe. The first leaf i...

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Recollections of A Year Abroad in Europe & Africa
Author: SLACK, John Hamilton [Charles Dickens] Year: 1858
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Philadelphia; Liverpool; Isle of Man; London Signed: Yes

[albumen photo frontispiece] ff[4] 166. Lively manuscript memoir of a long trip to England by the Philadelphia physician and fish culturist John J Slack (1834-1874) including a purported meeting with ...

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Salutation from a Letter by William Hunter
Author: William Hunter Year: 1773
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Glasgow Signed: Yes

An autograph fragment in the hand of the Scottish anatomist William Hunter. The oblong of paper, 5x18cm, has been written on both sides with a tantalising four lines on the recto in which Hunter thank...

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Scottish Keepsake Album c 1850
Author: Unknown Compiler Year: 1850
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Scotland Signed: No

A handmade album of tinted views of Cumbria and Scotland from the mid-victorian period. The compiler has handsewn two embossed sheets of card with decorative pink ribbon flourishes to form the binding...

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Stravinsky Letters, Contract & Publisher's Archive
Author: STRAVINSKY, Igor; Victor Gollancz; Livia Gollancz Year: 1936
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London/ Paris/ Hollywood Signed: Yes

[Igor Stravinsky; 3 TLS; 1 ANS, Book Contract annotated, initialled 8 times and signed by Stravinsky and Victor Gollancz with Livia Gollancz's 1st edition and publisher's archive] Important archival c...

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The Spectator: Volume Sixth: E Wilkinson Scrip't
Author: WILKINSON; Gillyat Sumner Year: 1770
Publisher: Unpublished thus Dust Jacket: No
Place: Woodmansey, Yorkshire Signed: Yes

pp 374 Eighteenth century folio manuscript copy of The Spectator 1712, Nos 395-473, with the ownership signature and shelf mark of the Yorkshire collector reputed to be the 'human magpie', 'G[illyat] ...

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Typed letter from Karl Jasper's translator
Author: Ralph Manheim Year: 1971
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Ker Louise, France Signed: Yes

A one page typed letter by the scholar-translator Ralph Manheim setting out details of his translations of the work of Karl Jaspers. Manheim's typed letter occupies a singled sheet of unlined paper an...

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Windyridge - with a Photo Album
Author: Willie Riley Year: 1912
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An early edition of W Riley's almost forgotten classic Yorkshire novel, Windyridge, together with an album of original postcard sized photographs from the early 1920s showing the locations in and arou...

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Woman's World Travel Diary: 'Each Day's Doings'
Author: SIMPSON, Sarah F Year: 1929
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hong Kong, Singapore etc Signed: No

c.9000 words. Detailed 1929/1930 travel diary of Sarah Simpson of Philadelphia chronicling her 6-month trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, east and south-east Asia, India and the Middle East, apparently in...

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