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A selection of intriguing, stunning, or otherwise remarkable books which might be difficult to find elsewhere. They include fine editions, publications from abroad exceptional for their interest or production, special editions and some first-rate books from very small publishers. We stock a far greater range of such books than is visible here – please contact us for more information or visit the shop to look at our stock.

REMARKABLES

  • Copsford

    Walter J. C. Murray, Introduction by R. B. Russell

    With photographs by the author.

    Out of print since the 1940s, this is the story of a gruelling but rewarding life in Sussex, beginning in a ruined house not without its hauntings. Bears comparison with Richard Jefferies and Thoreau.

    This handsome new hardback edition also contains Murray’s essay, ‘Voices of Trees’.

     

    For Little Toller Books’ new paperback edition click here.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Wallpapers at Temple Newsam: 1635 to the Present

    Anthony Wells-Cole & Barabara Walker

    Stunning, large format illustrated catalogue of the wallpapers at Temple Newsam, one of the few significant collections in this country. Though many rooms were damaged or stripped of their papers, an enormous amount of conservation work has been achieved over several decades. Not least, a new company – the now famous Zoffany & Co.- was created to make meticulous reproductions of some of the wallpapers based on fragments. The wall coverings at Temple Newsam date from about 1700 to the present day, including half a century of rather unsympathetic redecoration from the 1930’s on. Most of the historic Temple Newsam wallpapers have been found since 1979 during structural repair works and during restoration of the house between 1980 and 2009.

                 

    Hardback £50.00
  • A Is For Ashbee: An Arts and Crafts Alphabet

    Peyton Skipwith & Brian Webb

    This delicious little book comes from an exhibition at Court Barn in Chipping Campden. A is for Ashbee and others; “Z is for … Zeppelin, Zig-Zag, Zinkeisen, Zircon, Zodiac, Zorach & Zsolnay”.

    Hardback £14.00
  • Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes

    Benjamin Anderson & Robert G Ousterhout

    The sequel to Ousterhout’s wonderful ‘John Henry Haynes’ of 2011, republished to coincide with this and also available from Sandoe’s.

    Haynes was the photographer with the Wolfe Expedition which, on their return from Mesopotomia, spent five days at the oasis site of Palmyra, once home to the legendary Queen Zenobia. Hayne’s hundred-odd photographs of the site are an invaluable and stunning record, and in great part never published before.

    Paperback £19.95
  • Copsford

    Walter J. C. Murray, Introduction by R. B. Russell

    With photographs by the author.

    Out of print since the 1940s, this is the story of a gruelling but rewarding life in Sussex, beginning in a ruined house not without its hauntings. Bears comparison with Richard Jefferies and Thoreau.

    This handsome new hardback edition also contains Murray’s essay, ‘Voices of Trees’.

     

    For Little Toller Books’ new paperback edition click here.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Liquor and Literature: Letters to John Lewis

    Edward Ardizzone, Introduced by Alan Powers

    One of two remarkable books from The Reading Room Press to have recently arrived in the shop. This collection of letters from Edward Ardizzone to John Lewis concerns his commission to illustrate the 1963 edition of Harveys Wine List. They are accompanied by eleven of the images from the list. Couple these to a preface by that ardent Ardizzonist Alan Powers, a full-sized reproduction of an ink and water-colour drawing hitherto in private hands since purchased in 1955, a contemporary interview with the artist and you have a train of literary and visual delight.

    150 copies set in Bembo, and bound in a Claret quarter-cloth and a patterned paper incorporating one of Ardizzone’s vignettes.

    Hardback £60.00