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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Collins, 1968 8vo., First English Edition; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in dustwrapper. Originally published in Paris in the preceding year. Bruller was co founder of Editions de Minuit, the publishing house which flourished under the nose of the occupying Nazis. 'The Silence of the Sea' was his first clandestine book. (Book ref. 25288)
The Times, 1935-52 4 vols., in 5, roy. 8vo., First Editions, with 5 mounted coloured frontispieces and very numerous plates and tables throughout; original navy blue buckram, upper boards lettered in gilt, gilt backs, covers of one volume lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean set. Vol. I: The Thunderer in the Making 1785-1841 (1935); Vol. II: The Tradition Established 1841-1884 (1939); Vol. III: The Twentieth Century Test 1884-1912 (1947); Vol. IV Part 1: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1912-1920 (1952); Vol. IV Part 2: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1921-1948, Appendices and Index, (1952). (Book ref. 24894)
Allen & Unwin, [1926] 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a coloured plate and several illustrations in the text; buckram, gilt back, uncut, backstrip faded else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 209)
National Book League, 1955 Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original decorative wrappers, paper label on front wrapper, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 9034)
Dawsons, Folkestone, [1977] 8vo., with illustrations; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Much-needed reissue of the 1928 edition, adding the 1934 Addenda & Corrigenda (Book ref. 18567)
Dent, [1932] Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original half roan, marbled boards, upper board lettered in gilt, gilt top, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 8981)
Dent, [1938] Sm. 8vo., Sole Edition; original marbled boards, gilt back, a very good, clean, crisp copy. (Book ref. 4980)
Dent, [1938] Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original half roan, marbled boards, upper board lettered in gilt, gilt top, covers lightly age-marked, small label scar on rear past-down else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 8982)
Warne, [1965] 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 10 fine coloured plates and very numerous monochrome illustrations (many full-page) in the text; pictorial cloth blocked in gilt and colours, gilt back, a near fine copy. Includes the firm's associations with Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott and (perhaps most significant commercially) Beatrix Potter (Book ref. 3549)
The Cranford Press, 1975 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous illustrations and facsimiles in the text, and pictorial endpapers; pictorial boards gilt, cloth back gilt, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 1726)
[1985] 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations and advertisements; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 1818)
Penguin, [Harmondsworth, 1947] Sm. 8vo., with coloured and monochrome illustrations; original printed wrappers, some light damp-marking to lower outer margins else a good, clean copy (Book ref. 1820)
OUP, Oxford, 1964 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 8 plates; original pictorial wrappers in red and black, a fine copy. (Book ref. 3866)
Michael Joseph, [1986] Oblonf 4to., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in original glassine wrapper, the latter a little frayed at edges. (Book ref. 4999)
Wisconsin University Press, Madison WI, [1989] 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and very numerous illustrations ands facsimiles (a number full-page) in the text; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. The work contains a checklist of the Mathews imprint from 1894 to 1922. (Book ref. 17778)
Macmillan, [1967] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 11 plates, 5 facsimiles in the text and pictorial endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. A valuable selection from over half a million latters accumulated by the grand publishing house in more than a century. The eighty-four correspondents here represented include Arnold, Barnes, Barrie, Beerbohm, Carroll, Churchill, Coleridge, Gosse, Hardy, Housman, Huxley, Keynes, Kipling, O'Casey, Rossetti, Shaw, Tennyson, Trollope and Wilde. (Book ref. 2178)
Macmillan, 1944 Sm. 8vo., Second Impression, with title in red and black, neat inscription on front free endpaper; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, backstrip creased else a sound, clean copy . The classic account of one of the greatest nineteenth publishing houses. It includes much detail on the relationship between the Macmillans (particularly Frederick) and the writers of the day (Hardy, Carroll, James, Tennyson, Kipling among others) who often owed much to the firm's encouragement. The first edition of this classic appeared in the previous year (Book ref. 271)
Macmillan, 1943 Sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with title in red and black; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, bright, clean copy. The classic account of one of the greatest nineteenth publishing houses. It includes much detail on the relationship between the Macmillans (particularly Frederick) and the writers of the day (Hardy, Carroll, James, Tennyson, Kipling among others) who often owed much to the firm's encouragement. (Book ref. 12585)
Printed for Private Circulation, Longman, [1974] 8vo., Sole Edition, with a frontispiece, 12 plates on 9 and a pedigree in the text; original printed wrappers, a very bright, clean copy (Book ref. 17976)
Printed for Private Circulation, Longman, 1925 8vo., with a frontispiece in photogravure and a plate; boards, holland back, paper label (browned), uncut, a very good, clean copy with spare label. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHERS TO THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, with the latter's presentation bookplate on front paste-down and small, blind stamp on title (Book ref. 269)