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London, Methuen, 1928.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue clot. Dust-jacket, priced 6/-.

A nice copy of this work on conjuring, one of several titles in this field by Blyth.


with the one-hand gun
Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd, 1942.

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

A very rare first printing in an even scarcer original dust-jacket. Drawing on the authors' practical experience, Shooting to Live covers the gamut of handgun-usage, including concepts, applications, maintenance and more. Fairbairn was an Assistant Commissioner of Shanghai Municipal Police, and Sykes was the officer in charge of the Snipers Unit of the same force.


London, Putnam, 1908.

Sixth edition. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, priced sixpence.

An early edition of this classic of feminist theory, reflecting on women's economic reliance on men, first published in 1898. A landmark treatise in the struggle for gender equality.


London, Philip Allan, [1927].

First edition. 8vo. Original sage boards with printed spine label. Dust-jacket, priced 6/-.

An analysis of the societal need for syncopated dance as evidenced by the popularity of jazz in the 1920s, by self-described music lover Robert William Sigismund Mendl.


London, Gollancz, 1950.

First UK edition, first impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 16/-.

A scarce first Gollancz edition of this harrowing account from the perspective of one of the black men accused of raping two white prostitutes in Alabama in 1931, written with the aid of author & journalist Earl Conrad, who had met Patterson during his time as Harlem Bureau Chief for The Chicago Defender. The title was reprinted very quickly to meet demand, and as a result first impressions are relatively scarce.