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The War Poems.

The War Poems.

SASSOON, Siegfried

First edition, first impression.; 12mo; bound by Stuart Brockman in full black goatskin; design applied with goatskin onlays, gold tooling; lettered in gold leaf; paste paper endleaves and gilt edges. Signed by the author to the title page. Sixty-four poems, of which 52 had appeared in the author's preceding two collections. The binding depicts order descending into chaos, with the gold grids merging into more random curved lines. The grids also depict two opposing sides, divided by a curved line from top left of the rear board, to the bottom right of the front, this represents a front line. The multiple red lines crossing the "frontline" represent bloodshed. Fine, housed in velvet lined quarter leather box lettered in gold to spine.


Pen and ink Sketches

Pen and ink Sketches

India

An album of mainly pen and ink sketches of India; 4to. The sketches include portraits: of a Sikh Warrior, A Daughter of Kashmir, A Gurkha Family and monuments, such as The Hiran Minar or Elephant Tower and Toers of Silence. The album also includes artist's notes on various subjects including Indian punishment and execution, jugglers, snake charmers and many more. There 31 drawings in total. The album has had some professional restoration to the spine.


Skellig Revisited 2015

Skellig Revisited 2015

ACKROYD, Norman

Limited edition; sheets loose as issued, in original solander box, overall 39.2 x 26 x 3.6cm. Portfolio of ten etchings on 280 gsm Somerset rag, each signed, dated, titled and numbered 38/90 in pencil, with limitation page signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist. Printed by Neil Woodall, Yorkshire. Fine.


Kyffin: A Celebration: Binding by Stuart Brockman

Kyffin: A Celebration: Binding by Stuart Brockman

MORGAN, Derek Llwyd (editor)

Limited edition, one of 50 copies for the Designer Bookbinders, from a total edition of 360 copies, 20 linocuts in blue and black and linocut endpapers by Kyffin Williams, bound by Stuart Brockman (with his label) in 2007 in boards covered in translucent vellum over a watercolour painting and tooled with chimney smoke in palladium punctuated with gilt diamond-shaped tooling, deep blue and silver patterned endpapers, original linocut endpapers bound in, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in perspex box for viewing within Brockman's original black velvet-lined clamshell black cloth box with black morocco, gilt lettered spine label, small folio (binding 266 x 176mm). Fine.


The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas As Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface

The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas As Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface

WALLACE, Alfred Russel

First edition; 8vo; original green cloth, upper covers and spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; 20 engraved plates and seven coloured maps. Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) arrived independently at the theory of evolution. His joint paper with Darwin was presented to the Linnean Society in 1858. Wallace was considered the nineteenth century's leading expert on the geographical distribution of animals, he carried out extensive fieldwork to document the habitats, breeding, migration and feeding behaviour of thousands of species around the world, and the influence of environmental conditions on their survival. This set presents Wallace's findings, and represents a landmark in the study of zoology, evolutionary biology and palaeontology which remains relevant to scholars in these fields today. A fine set with the bookplate of L. De Rothschild to the front paste down of both volumes.



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