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The Man from the River - G. D. H. Cole, Margaret Cole

1928 - The Macmillan Company, New York - First American Edition
Fine example of the first American edition in fine dust jacket.

Superintendent Henry Wilson heads out to the sleepy town of Steeple Tollesbury to enjoy the company of his good friend, the Harley Street consultant Michael Prendergast, but all is not well at Steeple Tollesbury...
 
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The Noble Game of Cricket - Sir Jeremiah Colman, Clifford Bax

1941 - Published for the Collector by B. T. Batsford Ltd., London - Limited to 150 copies of which 50 copies are reserved for the Collector
The cornerstone of any collection, rare in fine condition and fine dust jacket. Over 400 pages on thick handmade paper, containing 104 plates, 34 of which are in colour, and many double page, with descriptions and in some cases anecdotes opposite each plate. With a 14 page introduction by Clifford Bax.

‘The cricketana collector’s book par excellence: magnificent in appearance and in content... delight in it as quite easily the most marvellous book on the game that has ever been produced, or perhaps, ever will be.’ – Rowland Bowen,
Cricket Quarterly.

The 100 copies of this impressive and large work, were expensive even when released during wartime at five guineas, the equivalent of £750 pounds a copy in 2021.

Sir Jeremiah Colman, of Colman’s mustard, was one of the great cricket aficionados as well as a decent player, he built the world’s foremost collection of cricket related artwork. A fire at the family estate led him to exhibit about 200 of them at the Tate, and then produce this work, they later passed into the hands of the MCC.
 
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Great Britain and China 1833-1860 - W.C. Costin

1937 - Oxford University Press, London - First Edition
First and scarce edition of Costin’s comprehensive study on Anglo-Chinese relations, during the formation of the treaty ports and development of Hong Kong.

Illustrated with three folding maps.
 
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Magick in Theory and Practice by The Master Therion - Aleister Crowley

1929 (actually 1930) - Published for Subscribers Only, Paris - First Hardback Edition
A fine first edition in complete and thus rare example of the dust jacket.

Crowley's masterwork considered by many as the foremost book on ceremonial magic written in the twentieth century. This, the scarce original was privately printed in 1929 after Crowley failed to find a publisher in London.

Before I touched my teens, I was already aware that I was THE BEAST whose number is 666

Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.’ 
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Moonchild. A Prologue - Aleister Crowley

1929 - The Mandrake Press, London - First Edition
Moonchild remains Aleister Crowley’s most famous fictional work, an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous derogatory, (and often thinly disguised) pen portraits of colleagues, friends and enemies, many of whom were based on the members of Crowley’s fascinating inner circle during the 1920s, such as Mahatera Phang, largely thought to represent dancer and artist Isadora Duncan. 
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Culpeper’s English Physician; and Complete Herbal. To which are now first added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties, physically applied to The Cure of all Disorders incident to Mankind. To whic - Nicholas Culpeper, E. Sibly, M.D. (illustrator)

1813 - W. Lewis & J. Adlard, London - 15th & 13th edition respectively
Two volumes bound in one, ‘Vol. I. Containing the Herbal’ and ‘Vol. II. Containing the Medical Part’. Volume I the ‘Fifteenth edition, improved by the Addition of the Linnæan Name to each Herb, Plant, and Tree; and a Life of Culpeper’, volume II the ‘Thirteenth Edition’.

Culpeper’s ‘
herbal’ is quite possibly the most popular work of its kind ever published, and is still the most complete and definitive herbal available today. It was first published in 1652 without illustrations, this edition includes 40 plates of over 450 illustrations which were added by Ebenezer Sibly in 1790, together with his ‘Life of Culpeper’ and rather worshipful Masonic dedication to the Provincial Grand Master. There is also an engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper to the front of volume I, and two engraved plates giving a ‘View of the Celestial Influx on the Body of Man’ and ‘the Body of Woman’ to the front of volume II.

Nicholas Culpeper [1616-54] was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer. He spent the greater part of his life in the English outdoors cataloguing hundreds of medicinal herbs.
 
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Le Nobiliaire des Eaux-de-Vie et Liqueurs de France - Maurice Des Ombiaux

1927 - J. Mawet, Liége - Number 208 of 500 on ‘papier soufflé anglais
A handsome production by one of the foremost knowledgeable gourmandes of the era, dispensing his entertaining and opinionated views on the history, mythology, production, tasting and appreciation of French Liqueurs and Eaux-de-Vie, with text in French, charmingly illustrated throughout with woodcuts.

Fall into the seductive arms of such greats as Armagnac, Calvados, Kirsch, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Benedictine, and Chatreuse.

Complete with the publisher’s announcement loosely inserted.
 
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1939 - Random House, New York - First Edition
An exemplary example of the first edition. The third novel by Disney in which a wealthy spinster, Margaret Tilbury, and her conservative New England family are plunged into a series of cold-booded and harrowing crimes ...’

‘No one has used New England’s suburbs and small towns as often and effectively as Disney...’ –
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers. 
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