Dreiser, Theodore. The Financier. Dell Publishing, New York. 1961. 1st Edition.8vo. Paperback. Pp542, pp2 Publishers Ads. Illustrated paperback covers. All edges coloured green. Covers chipped and bumped at edges, cover corners fold marks. Pages age toned to edges. Binding tight, all pages bright and clean. Scare in this format at this time. A good Vintage Paperback.
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Blishen, Edward. Mind How You Go. London, Constable,. 1997. 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue Hardcover, silver titles to spine, with unclipped dustwrapper. Pp249. The printed dedication in this book is to Sim and Arnold Rattenbury and for Nick Taylor. Printed posthumously, there is a handwritten inscription on the front free endpaper by his widow Nancy. “For Sim and Arnold, dear/ friends to whom this book/ is dedicated in love and friendship. From Nance. Also included, loose, is a letter from Nancy Blishen to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury and some contemporaneous reviews of the book including one written by Nicholas Tucker, which, from the letter written by Nancy was not accepted by a newspaper. She writes of the comments she has received from people about the book and of the Newspapers ….” ‘Oh, I did love Mind How you Go. There is no admonishment of Edwards astonishing powers of selection and description. The wit is, if anything, even greater. Our battles with age and deterioration of our tiresome bodies are superbly described. I kept on giving little yelps of recognition’. So b!gg!r the Guardian AND the Independent And the Times!!!!” A fine book with a fine provenance. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Dickens. Charles, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London. George G Harrap. 1930, 1st Edition of this printing. 8vo. Hardcover. orange cloth, gilt titles to spine. Pp687. Illustrated by C E Brock, full page colour frontis and 15 other full page illustrations as called for. Spine of binding is a little sunned. Pages and illustrations are in excellent clean and bright order throughout. An attractive edition of this work is sometimes rebound in a designer binding. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Colton’s Atlas of the World provided a good record of its time. From the atlas we can see George W Colton’s map of Canada East or Lower Canada and New Brunswick (Map No 5). New York J H Colton & Co 1856. The atlas was published by G W Colton and is accompanied with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical and Historical by Richard Swainson Fisher M.D. The map size 320 x 400mm one edge rough where once bound in an atlas. Original steel engraved map with hand coloured territories with insets of Montreal. Railroads, Canals, Common Roads and Townships are indicated Decorative Border. Associated text page of the Colton’s Atlas of the world included. A little age tone to edges, in excellent clean and bright condition. An ideal gift to be framed for folk with a love of Canada and its history. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
The Canadian Arctic Expedition commenced in 1913. and this is described and illustated in Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s The Friendly Arctic, the Story of Five Years in the Polar Regions. The book describes the origin and organisation of the Expedition which lasted until 1918.
I have a UK 1st edition available. Published by Harrap, London, ca. 1922. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Xxxi, 784p, 68 plates, 9 maps [2 folded in back pocket]. Covers bumped and rubbed at edges. Neat ownership inscription on front pastedown, light water stain to lower fore edge corner, not affecting printed area. Bound-in maps are in fine condition, folded maps in pocket with weakened splits at folds but in clean and bright condition. Contains preface by Stefansson, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, and introduction by Sir Robert Borden. A good 20th century record of Polar exploration. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
A book of 50 Caricatures illustrated by Man Beerbohn: Fifty Caricatures. William Heinemann 1913. 8vo 185mm x 225mm. Title, Advert to recto [i,ii Contents], 50 Caricatures, the first 48 tipped in on brown card, 2 full page prints. 1 pp adverts.
All clean and bright. Paper thinned area on back end paper. Green cloth with gilt caricature of author, gilt title to spine. A little
bumped at edges and a small area of light fading to back cover. Stylish two tone caricatures of notable people and events of the early 20th century. An artistic political pictorial commentary of Bernard Shaw, Lloyd George, Mr Thomas Hardy composing a lyric, Bonar Law and Signor Caruso to name a few. In very good condition. An interesting snapshot the people of 1913. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
One Hundred years ago G R Edwards of the War Office was reading Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story. The first edition was published by Heinemann of London in. I have this book available. It is Octavo size, with brown cloth boards, gilt titles to spine. PP350, fore edge roughcut. It lacks the dustwrapper and the covers are bumped with some light soiling. Offset toning from pastedowns onto front free endpapers. Some light foxing to pages near the beginning and end of book block, tightly bound. Perhaps the War Office was not the best place for books! There is a neat ownership mark in ink on front pastedown “G R Edwards/ War Office/ Aug 1916” I wonder what he did there? Do you know? Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this
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