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  1. First edition; large 4to (34.5 x 28 cm); 2pp. subscriber's lists, 48 hand-coloured plates (44 aquatint views by Havell, Stadler, Bluck and others after Westall, Mackenzie, Pugin and others, 4 stipple and line engraved costume plates), some slight offsetting, green silk endpapers, a.e.g.; finely bound in orange morocco, doublures with green silk, boards gilt ruled with floral detail to corners, spine in six parts with raised bands, a little faded, gilt title and tooling, an excellent copy.

    £2,750
  2. Black and white studio portrait signed and inscribed on the image 'For Barrie / Best to you / Lauren Bacall / Bogart', in green ink, half-length seated portrait, showing Bacall hugging her knees and looking down; 24 x 19 cm (9½ x 7½ ins) [together with]; Typed letter signed Louis Bromfield, to Barrie Tait (the dedicatee of the photograph), stating that he does not know when he will be back in New York. One side, single 4to sheet, 'Malabar Farm, Lucas, OH, 17 October 1947', with original envelope; mounted and framed.

    £1,200
  3. Limited edition, one of 1000 numbered and signed copies; oblong folio (355 x 265 mm); with one photographic portrait by James van der Zee and 32 colour plates; publisher's cloth binding with dust-jacket, slightly age-toned at the margin of the margin, otherwise a near-fine example.

    £12,500
  4. First edition, first impression, trade issue, inscribed by the author; large 8vo; trivial spotting, otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's green cloth, boards decorated in blind, title to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, tape stain to front free endpaper, spine very rolled; a bright, sharp copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, with a minor piece of internal repair.

    £500
  5. 'British Birds': first edition, 2 vols, numerous woodcut illustrations; 'Quadrupeds': fourth edition, numerous woodcut illustrations, the odd spot, otherwise all volumes internally clean, 3 vols in total; 8vo (222 x 145mm.); uniformly bound in full red morocco by Riviere & Son, spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt-lettered, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, a fine set.

    £1,650
  6. Second edition of vols. 1-2; first edition of vols. 3-4; 4 vols, 4to (295 x 240 mm), occasional mottling (most so to endpapers) and light spotting (peripheral) but predominantly bright; contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked preserving original spine, red and green morocco lettering-pieces, natural ageing and wear but mellow and very handsome.

    £4,500
  7. Screenprint in colours, 1991, on wove paper, signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 95 in pencil, published by Waddington Graphics and Corianda Studios, 102.5 x 77 cm. (40.4 x 30.3 in.)

    £1,500
  8. First edition, first impression of 'Poems', second impression of '1914'; first separate edition of 'A Memoir'; 3 vols, 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, printed paper labels to each spine.

    £875
  9. First edition, 8vo. Contemporary publisher's calf, gilt, rebacked, front cover detached, marbled edges; pages crisp and clean. [6], 53 pp.

    £750
  10. First edition, folio, 2 vols bound together in a modern half-calf binding; slight browning to pages. [8], 1-64, [8], 65-133, [2] pp. Signed by I. Nathan on the bottom of the titles of both first and second vols. Insert of the Prospectus: 8vo, 2 ll., with some marginal tears, no loss of text.

    £2,250
 

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