Modern Books and Manuscripts
SHACKLETON Sir Ernest.; MURRAY James.; MARSTON George (1913)
Antarctic Days. Sketches of the homely side of Polar life by two of Shackleton's men. Introduced by Sir Ernest ShackletonEnquire
4 tipped-in coloured plates, with tissue guards, 32 photographic plates, illustrations in the text. First edition, the Edition de Luxe, limited to 250 copies, this copy number 85. 4to., cloth, pictorial panel to upper cover, bevelled edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed. London, Andrew Melrose.
LOUYS Pierre (1896)
Aphrodite Moeurs AntiquesEnquire
Special edition printed six months after the first by the same publisher. Number 541 of 550 copies. 8vo. 223x130 mm. 332 pp. Quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Gilt decoration and lettering to spine and gilt top edge. A little bump to top of spine otherwise very good. Paris: Societe du Mercure de France
MORRIS William (1900)
Architecture and History. A Paper read before the Society for the Protection of Ancient BuildingsEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original linen-backed grey boards, lettered in black slightly soiled and scuffed at edges, uncut. London, Printed by the Chiswick Press for Longmans & Co.
TOKLAS, Alice B (1958)
Aromas and Flavors of Past and PresentEnquire
With introduction and comments by Poppy Cannon. First edition. 8vo., original red cloth backed blue boards, gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket, slightly worn at very edges but generally a very good copy. New York, Harper Brothers.
MOULTON Louise Chandler (1894)
Arthur O'Shaughnessy. His Life and Work with Selections from his PoemsEnquire
First edition, portrait frontispiece by A.F. Jacacci, printed in red, after a photograph by Elliott and Frye, tissue guard, small 8vo., pictorial cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. London, Elkin Matthews and John Lane.
LANG Andrew (1898)
Aucassin and Nicolette.Enquire
Done into English by Andrew Lang. Fifth edition, one of 100 copies on hand made paper, signed by the publisher. 8vo., contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, both covers decorated in gilt with wide art-nouveau border of stylized poppies and lilies on a field of gilt dots, smooth spine lettered in two panels and decorated with similar floral devices, endpaper turn-ins decorated similarly, with lily-pad devices. London, David Nutt.
HILL Octavia 1838 -1912. Housing and social reformer (1895)
Autograph Letter Signed to "Mrs Seymour" containing some logistics relating to her work, appointing a man to a job, and mentioning how busy she is ("I have little time for correspondence"),Enquire
2 pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, 190 Marylebone Road, 25 May
GROPIUS Walter.; MOHOLY-NAGY Laszlo.; SCHLEMMER Oskar (1925)
BauhausbÜcher 4. Die BÜhne im BauhausEnquire
Folding coloured plan, numerous illustrations. First edition. Small 4to., original pictorial wrappers after a design by Oskar Schlemmer, rebound with new endpapers in full brown crushed morocco signed Zaehnsdorf, lettered in silver, thin rule in silver at top and lower margins of the front board, the top board lettered in silver 'Ashley Dukes 50' the silver oxidised. Munich, Albert Langen Verlag.