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Illustrated Books

Austen (Jane) Mansfield Park


London, Macmillan, 1897.

Illustrated edition. 8vo. Original gilt decorative cloth.

An attractive illustrated edition of Austen's most underrated work, with an introduction by Austin Dobson.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1931. One of the wonderful BBC Handbooks, in attractive dust-jacket.

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Egan (Beresford) Pollen.


A Novel in Black and White [London], Denis Archer, 1933. First edition. 8vo. Original terracotta cloth lettered in black. Glassine dust-jacket priced fifteen shillings net. An excellent example of this work derived from a lecture given by Egan in 1933 on the subject of drawing, and featuring drawings by the 20th century master of pen & ink himself. What truly sets this copy apart is the presence of the original glassine dust-jacket, extremely uncommon.

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Grist (Paul) Short Stories.


Sheffield, Dancing Elephant Enterprises, June 1986.

Large 8vo. Comic-book format. Original pictorial wrappers.

An early publication by Grist, who would garner fame as the creator of hard-boiled police series 'Kane' and his unorthodox superhero series 'Jack Staff', published under his own imprint Dancing Elephant Enterprises.


London, The Decoy Press, 1919.

Vol.II only (of 2 published, from a projected series of 12). 8vo. Title printed in red & black. Original quarter linen with paper boards, gilt spine titling.

Change was a brief socialist, illustrated periodical released in the year following the Great War, embodying post-war aspiration. Though twelve issues were intended, only two volumes saw publication. These editions showcased woodcuts and illustrations from artists like Lovat Fraser, Robert Gibbings and Eric Gill among others, both standalone and accompanying the mix of prose, verse, and a detective story, 'The Private Papers of the Oubliette Club.'


Translated from the French by Herbert b. Grimsditch
London, The Studio, 1924.

First edition. Small 4to. Original blind-tooled cloth stamped in gilt. Dust-jacket.

The special 'Winter Number' of art periodical The Studio, uncommon in the original dust-jacket.


London, George G. Harrap, 1919.

First Clarke edition. 4to. Plates and illustrations. Original sage cloth, decorated in black.

Harry Clarke's superb black & white images provide the perfect counterpoint to Poe's dark tales. A decent copy, if anything enhanced by the Shrewsbury School's gilt coat-of-arms to upper cover.