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California Book Fair 2022

A selection from the rare and collectible books Shapero will be exhibiting at the 54th Californian International Antiquarian Book Fair, Booth #701. Contact our Sales Director Jeffrey Kerr for more information.

 

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  1. First edition, inscribed by the author: 'Please accept this dear David not merely as a souvenir of something that is past but as a talisman for the future. With my love and gratitude Noel Coward 'In Which we Serve'' 1941/42'; 8vo (225 x 155 mm); photographic frontispiece of the author and a further 30 illustrations, the usual age-toning, marginal finger-soiling to pp 138 & 138, with small marginal stain to latter, otherwise near-fine; contemporary full maroon morocco by Henry T. Wood, London, all edges gilt, offsetting to endpapers, very mild stain to upper board, rubbed at extremities but in all, sound and wholly original with not restoration.

    £1,400
  2. Folio (578 x 36 cm). 22 double-page engravings of ships, numbered consecutively in the plate 1-22, most with dual French and Dutch titles. Contemporary red half morocco over decorative paper boards, spine richly gilt with foliate motifs, spine label lettered in gilt, a fine copy.

    £22,500
  3. First edition in English, 8vo., number 21 of 30 copies on Japan paper, signed by the publisher, 224 pp., 39 plates including frontispiece with tissue guard after photographs by Vittorio Sella and others, folding coloured map, half green morocco, gilt lettered decorated spine with raised bands, gilt top, others untrimmed, light fade to spine, a fine copy.

    £5,500
  4. First edition, one of 50 large paper copies; small 4to, (23 x 18 cm); [7], 132, 14 [publisher's ads], [2] pp., pages uncut; publisher's straw coloured buckram with gilt decorations by Charles Ricketts, gilt lettering to spine, spine and part of both covers slightly unevenly darkened, very slight wear at head and foot of spine; presented in red cloth drop-back box with black title piece lettered in gilt, a very good copy.

    £7,250
  5. First edition. 4 volumes 8vo, one of 150 deluxe sets signed by the author on the limitation page; half-titles, photogravure portrait, 300 plates and illustrations by A.D. McCormick, the plates in 2 states (one printed on India paper mounted), with tissue title guards printed in gold, 3 large linen-backed folding maps in portfolio (2 colour-printed, and one route map); original tan buckram, morocco lettering pieces, couple of tiny chips to labels, spines slightly darkened, the text clean and crisp, a fine set.

    £7,750
  6. First edition, first impression, author's presentation copy; 8vo; publisher's white cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in yellow and gold, yellow topstain, red endpapers, with the dust jacket.

    £525
  7. First and limited edition, number 36 of 350 copies signed by the author; 8vo; illustrations by Joy Lloyd, pictorial endpapers, light foxing thoughout; publisher's decorative cloth, gilt, slight bowing to covers, rubbing to extremities, dust-jacket, browning to spine, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a few short chips and tears to head and foot with some creasing, light marking and surface soiling to panels.

    £1,950
  8. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 413; vii, [1], 426 pp., 32 pages ads end vol. I, 2 coloured lithograph frontispieces, 8 lithograph plates, folding coloured map, original brown cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, inner hinges repaired, clean and bright, a few unobtrusive stains to upper cover vol. 1, an excellent copy.

    £2,500
  9. First edition in French, small quarto [xxiv], 191, [i], 235, [i], 230, [i] pp., engraved title vignette, 50 plates in the letterpress, 2 full-page, later (nineteenth/twentieth century) calf gilt, an excellent example.

    £6,500
  10. First edition; 2 vols, 4to, (329 x 265 mm); complete with 14 lithographic plates, 112 woodcuts, 5 maps, 31 engraved plates of fossils, 9 folding hand-coloured geological sections signed by the author, some pages lightly spotted,second vol contains large, hand-coloured engraved 3 sheet folding map signed by Murchison of 'The Silurian Region and Adjacent Counties of England & Wales, Geologically Illustrated', also containing a 'map of England and Wales, Coloured according to Geological Systems', 28 compartments, (976 x 1633 mm), backed on red silk edged linen, with autographed letter signed 'Rodk Murchison' to the French naturalist Dr Henri Milne-Edwards, asking for an 'account of the Serpulina formed shelly body' for his description of the Ludlow rocks; fine contemporary calf binding with red morocco labels on decorated spine, gilt ruled boards with ornithological motif gilt stamped on upper cover, corners of boards and spine slightly bumped; 768pp, overall a very good copy.

    £13,500
 

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