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Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By  A Suffolk Rector., A Suffolk Rector  [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ]  . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY .
1 A Suffolk Rector [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ] . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY . Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By A Suffolk Rector.
London: Richard Spencer, 314, High Holborn, 1846 . 0 
First edition. Well bound in the original cloth. 8vo. 8.00" x 5.25" x 1.00". pp.8/pp.314/pp.26 (Adverts). Maroon cloth covered boards, corners carefully strengthened. Hinges and top & tail of spine also carefully repaired. Dulled gilt titles to spine: "Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book" . Original yellow endpapers. Inked dedication to front free-endpaper: "The 'Minerva' Lodge, No. 2433. Birkenhead. Presented to the Lodge Library by Bro. S. Jones....D.C. (P.M. Mersey Lodge, 477) 7 April 1893." Light foxing to title and Preface, otherwise clean text throughout. Bound at the end is a 26 page catalogue of other works "...Published by Bro. Spencer." A very good copy of a scarce book. ** The Author states in the Preface: "...the entire proceeds of the copyright to Masonic charity." ; he also refers to earlier publication of some of the sketches, including one in Blackwood’s. *** Referenced by Robert Lee Wolff’s "19th Century Fiction" 5067. **** Random excerpt from the book: "...THE TRUE POLICY OF THE ORDER. "Live a life of faith and hope. Believe in God's great purposes towards the human race. Believe in the mighty power of truth and love. Believe in the capacities and greatness of human nature. Carry to your work a trustful spirit. Do not waste your breath in wailing over the times. Strive to make them better. Do not be disheartened by evils...." ***** "Erskine Neale (1804–1883) was an English clergyman and author. Rev., Provincial G.Chap. (Suffolk, 1856). Born on 12 March 1804, he was son of Adam Neale and Margaret Young, and brother of William Johnson Neale. He was educated at Westminster School 1815–16, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1828, and M.A. 1832. On 24 June 1828 Neale became lecturer of St. Hilda's Church, Jarrow, county Durham. He was appointed vicar of Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, on 19 October 1835, rector of Kirton, Suffolk, in 1844, and vicar of Exning with Lanwade, Suffolk, in 1854. Neale collected autographs. His knowledge of handwriting led to his being subpœnaed on the part of the crown at the trial of Ryves v. the Attorney-General in June 1866, when it was sought without success to establish the claim of Olivia Serres, the mother of Lavinia Ryves, to be the Princess Olive of Cumberland. He died at Exning vicarage on 23 November 1883, after an incumbency of 29 years." - See Wikipedia . 
Price: 50.00 GBP
2 ADAIR, Gilbert. The Post-Modernist Always Rings Twice. Reflections on Culture in the 90s.
London: Fourth Estate, 1992. 1857020677 1857020677 / 9781857020670 
1st edition. "In this brilliantly entertaining collection of articles, the novelist and critic Gilbert Adair forges a path through the labyrinth of what he calls the culture of industry, and in a lengthy, previously unpublished essay proposes a startling and paradoxical redefinition of how it currently functions." Pp.215. Brown cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
3 ADCOCK, Almey St John. This Above All.
London: George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd, 1924. 
1st edition. By the author of "The Man Who Lived Alone". Pp.319, front free endpaper absent, browning to title page, pencil gift message to inside front board, final page has a 2" tear exposing hinge webbing to lower inner spine. Red cloth with black title to front and spine. A scarce title. Good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
4 AHLBERG, Janet & Allan.: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night.
London: Viking/Penguin, 1991. 
1st ed. Hardback. "It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, 'I'm bored - tell us a story!'..." 30cms x 24.5cms. Unpaginated, wonderful colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated boards, matching d/w is price clipped. VG/VG. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
5 ALCOCK, Deborah. Doctor Adrian. A Story of Old Holland.
London: The Religious Tract Society, nd. (c.1925). 
By the author of "Crushed Yet Conquering". Pp.417, colour frontispiece + 2 further full colour plates and several black & white illustrations, owner's name to reverse of frontispiece, remains of original dustwrapper pasted to front free endpapers. Green illustrated cloth. G+. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
6 ALDRIDGE, James.: A Captive in the Land.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. 
1st ed. Fiction. A tense novel, it offers an authentic, vivid and above all unbiased picture of Russia. Pp. 376, spotting to fep. and closed page edges not affecting text. Dark red mottled cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w (jacket designed by P. Youngman Carter). G+/G+. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
7 ALLENDE, Isabel. Retrato En Sepia. (Portrait in Sepia).(Signed).
Madrid: Areté, 2001. 8401341558 8401341558 / 9788401341557 
12th edition. Spanish edition. A sequel to Allende's 'Daughter of Fortune' as it follows Eliza Sommers' grand-daughter - Aurora del Valle...War and history are important in this novel; Allende has confided she always does thorough historical research for her novels for accuracy. Also, she describes the ultra conservative characteristics of Chilean society at that time".(Wiki). Pp.345, inscribed by the author to half-title page. Black cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. Dustwrapper has removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
8 ALLINGHAM, Margery. The Oaken Heart.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1941. 
1st edition. "In 1941 she published The Oaken Heart, based on letters written to American friends and shaped into a book at the suggestion of Doubleday, her American publisher. Under a light disguise of fiction, it records the life of D'Arcy House and its neighbourhood as they adapted to war and the threat of invasion. The book was intended to stir America into joining the Allies in the fight against Germany."(MargeryAllinghamorg). Pp.276, owner's name to front free endpaperlight spotting to endpapers and pages slightly toned. Red cloth, dustwrapper has edge tears with small losses but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/G+. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
9 ALMANSI, G. (ed). 20th Century Studies. The Treatment of Sexual Themes in the Modern Novel.
Canterbury: Faculty of Humanities of the University of Kent. 1969. 
Contents Include:- Eros and Metaphor-sexual relationship in the fiction of D.H.Lawrence: Gide and the theme of sexual liberation: Joyce and Sexuality: The Themes of Ulysses: Three versions of an article on Henry Miller: Interview with Leslie A. Fiedler: Jean Genet and the indefensibility of sexual deviation: William Burroughs and the sexuality of power: Sex and Identity in Cabot Wright Begins: Considerations on Sex and Laughter: A note on Hubert Fichte's new novel: The professional viewpoint. Pp 133, name to contents page. P/b, slight scuffing to spine, crease to front cover. G+. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
10 ALMEDINGEN, E.M.: The Scarlet Goose.
USA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. 
1st ed. Fiction. Captures the dramatic conflict of a break with tradition in this story of a young Renaissance artist. Pp. 306/1Biography. Scarlet cloth, illustrated d/w, slight rubbing to edges and cover. VG/G. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
11 AMES, M.E. Abra of Poictiers: A Story of the Days of S.Hilary.
London: James Nisbet & Co., 1900. 0 
1st edition. Historical fiction account of the life of the fourth century bishop and Early Church Father, St.Hilary. Pp.x/189, endpapers browned. Green cloth, publishers 'file copy' label to front, spine slightly rubbed. VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
12 AN ESCAPED WIFE OF A MORMON ELDER. In the Grip of the Mormons.
London: Henry Hardingham, nd. 
Anti-Mormon novel. Probably a later version of "Mormonism Unveiled" by Orvilla S.Belisle. 18cms x -11cms. Pp.151/2(ads for other publications), front endpaper absent(?), owner's embossed address to half-title page, toning to endpapers, front hinge cracked to expose webbing but holding. Red cloth, edges of spine and boards rubbed. Scarce. Good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
13 ANDERSEN, Hans. (Translated by Naomi Lewis).: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales.
Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1994 (rep). 
"This selection of Andersen's fairy tales includes his best-known and most-loved stories". Pp 194. Some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
14 ANON. [ LADY AUGUSTA NOEL (nee) KEPPEL ]. Effie's Friends; Or Chronicles of Woods and Shore.
London: James Nisbet, 1875. 
Victorian children's short stories written anonomously by Lady Augusta Noel ,wife of Ernest Noel and daughter of General George Thomas Keppel. Stories include: The Swallow's Story; The Peacock's Story; The Sparrow's Story; and The Seagull's Story. Pp.192, head and tailpiece illustrations by W.Harry Rogers, some spotting to closed page edges not affecting pages internally. Maroon bevelled cloth with gilt decorated title to front and spine, slightly rubbed. VG. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
15 ANON. [Evelyn Whitaker]. Miss Toosey's Mission.
London: Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd, nd.(c.1900s). 0 
By the author of "Laddie", "Tip-Cat", "Our Little Ann", "Pen", "Dear". Pp.92, line drawing frontispiece by Edith Ellison, browning to endpapers and spotting to closed page edges. Dark blue/green cloth with 'art nouveau' blind-stamped and gilt decorated title to front and spine, edges rubbed. G+. ** Evelyn Whitaker (1844 - 1929) was an English novelist. Whitaker was born in Herne Bay, Kent and died in Hammersmith, London at the age of 84. She remained a spinster all her life often living with one or more of her sisters. All her works were published anonymously and the identity of the author of Tip Cat was not revealed until after her death. Her nineteen novels and several shorter stories were issued by multiple publishers in Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States from 1879-1915. Many of these editions were beautifully bound and illustrated. The novels were intended for children and young adults but were also widely read by adults, particularly women."(wki). 
Price: 10.00 GBP
Walks From Eden: The Scripture Story From the Creation to the Death of Abraham., ANON. [WETHERELL, Elizabeth].
16 ANON. [WETHERELL, Elizabeth]. Walks From Eden: The Scripture Story From the Creation to the Death of Abraham.
London: James Nisbet & Co Limited, nd. (c.1885). 
New Edition. By the author of "The Wide,Wide World, "Queechy", "Melbourne House", etc. "The aim of this work is not commentary nor fiction. It is, in the strictest form, truth. The Bible narrative is a skeleton." Pp.vi/284, black & white frontispiece + 3 further full page illustrations + a few figure illustrations including plan of burial cave, some toning to endpapers but otherwise clean and tight. Blue/grey cloth, blind-stamped illustrated cover in black of men on camels and a horse with gilt tips to spears and gilt "The 'Word' Series" to front, gilt background to title to spine, bumps to corners. G+. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
17 ANON.: The Episode Guide to the Galaxy.
London: Future Publishing, 1996. 
"Fact-packed episode guides to: Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, Space: 1999". P/b with illustrated cover; crease to rear cover. G+. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
18 ANONYMOUS Great Inventors: The Sources of Their Usefulness, and the Results of Their Efforts. Profusely Illustrated .
London: Ward And Lock, 158, Fleet Street, [ no date c. 1870?] . 0 
Excerpt from Advertisements: "Ward & Lock's well-Timed series of Select Illustrated Three-And-Sixpenny Volumes. suitable for presents and School Prizes, and especially adapted for Young People. each volume beautifully illustrated, well printed, efficiently edited, and handsomely bound in extra cloth, gilt sides, back, and edges." 8vo. A very good book in the publisher's original binding. 7.00" x 4.75" x 0.75". pp.12/pp.308/[4pp. - Adverts] . Blue pebbled cloth. Elaborate gilt decorated front board and spine. spine very dulled and top & tail have been carefully strengthened. Original pale pink endpapers. Previous owner's signature and bookseller's stamp to front endpaper: "W. H. Smith & Son, 186 The Strand, London." Clean text throughout, very well illustrated, ending with 4 pages of adverts for 'Ward And Lock'. A very good copy of an early printing of this informative book. ** "Ebenezer Ward and George Lock starting a publishing concern in 1854 which became known as "Ward and Lock". Based originally in Fleet Street, London it outgrew its offices and in 1878 moved completely to Salisbury Square, London." - See Wikipedia . 
Price: 30.00 GBP
The Story of Hassan (Hassan Ali Shah): A Novel of India written by Himself and Englished by John Anthony., ANTHONY, John. (Englished by).
19 ANTHONY, John. (Englished by). The Story of Hassan (Hassan Ali Shah): A Novel of India written by Himself and Englished by John Anthony.
London: Nisbet & Co.Ltd, 1928. 0 
First edition. "There is something very piquant about Hassan's account of the English in India and of their quaint ideas of order and practice, the absurdity and extravagance of which are a continued surprise to him when contrasted with the eminently sane and reasonable native practices in such matters as bribery, perjury and the proper chastisement of a wife. This entertaining autobiography is interspersed with characteristic anecdotes told by an Indian story-teller." Pp.279. Green cloth, dustwrapper (illustrated by H.E.Watson) is slightly rubbed with small tear to lower rear edge and now in a clear protective wrap. VG/G+. 
Price: 42.00 GBP
20 ANTHONY, Piers. Total Recall.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,1989. 0688052096 0688052096 / 9780688052096 
1st ed. Based on Philip K.Dick's short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" this is the novelisation of the 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pp.246, red endpapers. Grey cloth spine with lighter grey boards, illustrated d/w designed by Teresa Bonner has minor edge wear and has clear protective wrap. VG/G+. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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