Recent Acquisitions

Loads of new stock has hit the shop lately. Ancient History, Modern Firsts, Children’s Collectibles and the usual boxes and boxes of paperbacks. Special mention must be made of the colourfully illustrated Magic Flute adapted from Mozart’s last opera by John Updike and illustrated by Warren Chapman.

We also have an excellent three volume set The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson. Published in 1878 these are leather bound with gilt titling, raised bands and marbled fore edges and endpapers. All three volumes are beautifully illustrated with both black and white and colour and include fold outs as well.

On the modern first front we have just got Julian by Gore Vidal and Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

Other useful and interesting goodies include:

A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling with illustrations by W. Heath Robinson

The Book in Italy XV and XVI Centuries by William Dana Orcutt (Ltd Ed. 175/700)

Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck (1908)

History of Williamstown, From First Settlement to a City 1834-1934 by William Elsum (facsimilie 1985)

Old Nurse’s Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties edited by Charles H. Bennett (facsimilie 1983)

The Three Stanislaus, The Voyagers by Vera Ferra-Mikura (1966)