Belcher, Edward. Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46; Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago; Accompanied by a Brief Vocabulary of the Principal Languages. Reeve, Benham and Reeve, London: 1848. 1st Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Publishers blind blocked cloth; vignette of seated Korean Chief blocked in gilt to front, blind on back. Re-backed, paper label to spine. Vol. 1. 3 original folding maps in new pocket on front pastedown. pp[i]..(xl), 358, blank, pp8 publishers Ads, 25 full page illustrations, 7 of which tinted, 2 full page maps. Vol2. Title, pp574, 5 full page illustrations, 2 of which tinted. Binding cloth is faded, age soiled and rubbed. Re-backed in buckram of sympathetic faded colour. New endpapers and new map pockets. Some top edges uncut to Vol. 1. Light age tone to page edges. Illustrations have a few light fox marks and most with original tissue guards. Maps are in good, clean order. Some small slits at fold lines, a little print offset where folded. A good complete pair of rare books. ABBEY 528. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Stark, Freya. Space Time and movement in Landscape. London, Her Godson. 1st, Limited Edition. Signed by author. Oblong 4to. Buckram covered slip case. Quarter leather on marbled boards, gilt titles to spine, bound by Zaehnsdorf. Dark green endpapers. PP167 . Double page red and black titles and text pages on tinted laid papers. Full page black and white photographs from many countries including Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordon, Cambodia, Syria, Greece and Italy, support the themes of the book. This book is number 6 of a limitation of 500. The slip case shows some wear to edges the book is in fine condition. Laid on the front pastedown is an armorial bookplate for Gerald de Gaury and a printed card from Viscount Boyd C.H. of Ince Castle Saltash, Cornwall. With a typed gift Christmas gift inscription, signed in blue ink by Alan and dated 1969. Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, 1904-1983. An MP at the age of 26 and a Member of Winston Churchill’s peacetime government. In 1954 he became Secretary of State for the Colonies and was involved in work bringing about independence to Iraq and Sudan and Ian Fleming was also an acquaintance. Gerald de Gaury was a friend of Freya Stark and an experienced traveller, photographer Arabist and diplomat. This trio of knowledgeable and interesting travellers brings about a unique presentation of this book. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Goodridge. Charles Medyett. Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, and the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales Cutter, with and Account of Two Years Residence on an Uninhabited Island. Exeter.W. C. Featherstone. 1843. Fifth Edition. 8vo. Green cloth blind stamp motif to front and back, gilt titles to spine. Tissue guarded frontis with Authors ink signature along top blank margin, title, printed copy letter dated 1944 from St James Palace acknowledging Queen’s receipt of the book , Preface , index , Opinions of the Press , Subscribers List , pp172, with two tissue guarded full page engravings, Errata slip. Manuscript gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 3rd July 1845 to James Ranken Fergusson and William Ranken Fergusson from. their Papa. Baronet James Ranken Fergusson’s father was Sir William Fergusson, BT., F.R.C.S., F.R.S. (1808–1877) a notable surgeon pioneering much work in repair of limbs rather than amputation and developed surgery to aid the cleft palate. James Ranken Fergusson would have been 10 years old at the time of this gift. The subscribers list is very comprehensive including arctic explorers William Scoresby and Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney. Covers a little bumped at edges. All pages and illustrations tight and bright with a good strong letterpress imprint. This is a simple narrative of a shipwreck, survival and later rescue to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) where the author lived for some time. A good book with an interesting provenance, telling more than one tale. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Fawcett, Robert [Illust] : Epitaph. A poem by Theodore Dreiser. N.Y. Heron Press Incorporated. 1929. 32pp Uncut, printed on hand made Keijyo Kami. Clean. Limited Edition 900/1100. Large 4to. Signed by Author, frontis signed by the artist. Woodcut illustrations. Spine lightly sunned, recent cloth slip case wholly sympathetic to original, retaining limited edition panel. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Leonard. Michael. Drawings by Michael Leonard. Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, 2004. 8vo, 1st edition. Card covers, pp48. Catalogue for exhibition held16th march to 27th April 2004. Illustrated throughout with black and white images of Michael Leonard’s work of Nudes and Portraits in Time. Inscribed on the front page “for Arnold [Rattenbury] with Love from Michael 4th August ’04” There is also a ‘post it’ note on the title page in the hand of Leonard “How lovely talking to you. Keep well! Love M. Additional entry in the Biography section in the hand of Leonard. In fine condition. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Moore, George : Ulick and Soracha. Nonesuch Press, London. 1926, 8vo, 1st edition. Limited No. 1154 of 1250 numbered copies signed by the author with copperplate engraving by Stephen Gooden. Natural buckram with gilt titles to spine. Stiff paper dust wrapper, with red stencil design, a small tear to op edge (6mm). Edges rough cut. PP286 on Japon Vellum. In excellent clean and bright condition throughout. The book is dedicated by Moore to Lady Cunard, with whom he conducted a long lasting love affair. He writes ” I have come to think of you as an evening fountain under embosoming trees…” the imagery of which Stephen Gooden has captured in his engraving. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Bates. H. E. Flowers and Faces. 1935, Golden Cockerel Press. Limited Edition of 325 signed by author, engravings by John Nash. This is book number 311, the colophon states that Numbers 301-325 are not for sale. 4to. Contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt. Some light discolouration of spine leather, a tiny amount of age tone and shelf wear to the board edges. PP53, colophon, all pages and illustrations in fine condition, a little age tone to fore edge, otherwise free from any marks or inscriptions. A very attractive book. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Coventry, Francis. The History of Pompey the Little, or the life and adventures of a Lap Dog. Golden Cockerel Press, [London], 1926. 1st, limited edition no. 85 of 400. 8vo. Cloth spine on card boards. Fore and lower edges untrimmed. Pp225, colophon. Frontis and Finis vignette by David Jones. In excellent clean and bright condition throughout. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Calderon. V G. The Lottery Ticket by V.G. Calderon done into English by Richard Phibbs, Illustrated by Dorothea Braby. The Golden Cockerel Press. [ 1945 ] 8vo. Limited No. 397 of 400, yellow cloth with GC device to front. Top edge gilt. Full page engraved frontis, title within engraving, full page engraving, pp2, 2 full page engraving, pp2, half page engraving, colophon. In near fine condition. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Jones, Gwyn. The Green Island, Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. Number 65 of 100 specially-bound copies, from an edition limited to 500. 8vo. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by John Petts.Original pictorial green and grey morocco, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, t.e.g., others uncut, spine faded, boards slightly stained, frontpastedown shows bookplate has been removed. Cloth slipcase marked. [Cockalorum 169]. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.