The Bush Speaks.
Item Number: 433
Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1937.
Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a good dust jacket with some dampstaining to the spine.
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962.
First edition of this “magnificent, gripping story” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers, maps drawn by Joan Emerson. Signed by Alan Moorehead on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by G.E. Calthrop. Uncommon signed.
Beautiful Britain Complete Set: Wessex, Channel Islands, Ireland, English Lakes, Oxford, Scenery of London, Happy England, Surrey, Familiar London, Warwickshire, Bonnie Scotland, Cambridge, Sussex, Vanishing London, and Wales.
London: Cambridge Corporation and A&C Black, 1906.
First edition of the complete set of Beautiful Britain. Octavo, 15 volumes, original pebbled leather, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt. Each volume with illustrated color frontispiece and numerous illustrated color plates, 6 volumes with folding maps at rear. Each volume profusely illustrated by a different artist. With an inscription on blank page at the front of the Ireland volume: “Elmwood. Presented from the Library of the Hon. Thomas Ahearn.” Volumes Include: Wessex, Channel Islands, Ireland, English Lakes, Oxford, Scenery of London, Happy England, Surrey, Familiar London, Warwickshire, Bonnie Scotland, Cambridge, Sussex, Vanishing London, and Wales. In near fine condition. Rarely found as a complete set.
“I had already found that it was not good to be alone...but my books were always my friends, let fail all else": First Edition of Joshua Slocum's Classic Work Sailing Alone Around the World
New York: The Century Company, 1900.
First edition of “the finest single-handed adventure story yet written” (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth. Pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. In near fine condition with a light rubbing to the extremities, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. A very nice example.
“When a man ain't got no ideas of his own, he'd ought to be kind o' careful who he borrows 'em from": First Edition of Owen Wister's The Virginian
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.
First edition of the first true fictional western ever written. Octavo, original tan cloth stamped in red, black and gilt. With eight full-page illustrations by Arthur Keller. In near fine condition, with a contemporary Blairhame bookplate. Housed in a contemporary custom half morocco slipcase, which has preserved this example’s condition. From the library of Jean Hersholt, with her bookplate. Then later in The Mrs. J. Insley Blair collection with the attractive Blairhame bookplate. An exceptionally fresh example of this classic novel.