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CONFESSIONS OF A CARP FISHER
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1321483
Published by Merlin Unwin Books. 2012. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Foreword by Chris Yates. Grey boards, silver title to spine. 179 pages. B/w scraperboard illustrations. ISBN: 9781873674628. Minimal bumping to spine. Minimal rubbing to wrapper edges.

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A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY
Written by William J. Locke. Illustrated by W.W. Lendon.
Stock no. 1321474
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st 1922. Very good condition.

The story of three wise men. Blue cloth, gilt titles. 35 pages. 6 colour plates. Spine bumped with slight wear. Fading to spine and cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some foxing to contents.

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ILLUSTRATORS ISSUE TWENTY-FOUR FRENCH MOVIE POSTERS
No author listed. Illustrated by Boris Grinsson; Clement Hurel; Jean Mascii; et al..
Stock no. 2135115
Published by Geoff West. 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781907081491.

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ILLUSTRATORS ISSUE TWENTY-SIX
No author listed. Illustrated by John Millar Watt; Petar Meseldzija; Philip Mendoza.
Stock no. 2135114
Published by Geoff West. 2019. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781907081668.

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LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
Written by Sir Thomas Malory. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.
Stock no. 1822126
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2003. Nearly fine condition.

Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, a facsimile of the definitive 1927 J M Dent edition. Bound in full Nigerian goatskin, gold blocked with the design of the 1927 edition. Printed on specially made paper with hand-made end papers and gilding on three edges. 624 pages, 11.75 inches x 9 inches. Includes a separate booklet with an essay by Professor Anthony S G Edwards. This is copy 212 of 1000. A beautiful set contained in publisher's solander case which has a couple of minor bumps to edges.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Omar Khayyam; Edward Fitzgerald.
Stock no. 1321335
Published by Folio Society. 1960. Nearly fine condition.

The First Version of Edward Fitzgerald. Small, slim format. Red cloth with gilt and silver floral decoration. Blue endpapers. Illustrated with colour miniatures from a manuscript dated 911ah. Front cover is very slightly warped. Light musty smell to contents. Contained in a gold card solander case with a red title-label on front which is slightly edge rubbed.

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WASHINGTON SQUARE
Written by Henry James. Illustrated by Lynton Lamb.
Stock no. 1321331
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1963. Nearly fine condition.

Minimal bumping to corners, tiny brown spot to rear edge of spine. Contents fine. Slipcase is edge rubbed and slightly foxed on top and bottom edges. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Slight rubbing to slipcase edges and some light foxing to top and bottom of slipcase.

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FATHER BROWN STORIES
Written by G.K. Chesterton. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1321275
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1959. Very good condition.

Grey cloth covers, red title label and gilt title to spine. Red endpapers. Full page b/w illustrations. Top edge red. Slight fading to spine and some slight damp marking to covers. Foxing to text block. Slipcase is edge worn and split to spine edge, the book seems a little big for the slipcase (the spine protudes slightly) but it is believed to the be original case.

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A NARRATIVE OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE
Written by Robert FitzRoy; David Stanbury.
Stock no. 1321269
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1977. Very good condition.

Being passages from the Narrative written by Captain Robert FitzRoy, R.N., together with extracts from his logs, reports and letters; additional material from the diary and letters of Charles Darwin, notes from Midshipman Philip King and letters from Second Lieutenant Bartholomew Sulivan. Selected and edited by David Stanbury. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Covers are slightly edge rubbed. Brown slipcase is edge rubbed and slightly faded.

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DEFIANT CITY
Written by Jospeh Bato. Illustrated by J.B. Priestley.
Stock no. 2134878
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1942. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Full page b/w illustrations. Couple of corners are bumped. Some spotting. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped with some repairs to verso with paper tape. Some grubby marks to wrapper.

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AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE
Written by Michael West. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul; Main R. Bocher.
Stock no. 1321251
Published by George G. Harrap & Co.. Circa 1920. Good condition.

Done from the Old French by Michael West. Music by Horace Mansion. Green cloth, black title to spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour plates by Evelyn and decorated by Bocher. 120 numbered pages. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped, damp staining to cover edges. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Heavy foxing to prelims and last few pages.

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RENAUD OF MONTAUBAN
Written by Robert Steele. Illustrated by Frederick Mason.
Stock no. 1321146
Published by George Allen. 1st thus 1897. Very good condition.

First done into English by William Caxton, now abridged and retranslated by Robert Steele. Brown decorated cloth, gilt title to spine. 282 numbered pages, edges untrimmed. B/w plates. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Endpapers browned. Light tobacco smell to contents.

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