POWELL, Anthony.

Rare books by Anthony Powell, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound copies, and complete sets of A Dance to the Music of Time.

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  1. Afternoon Men.
    POWELL, Anthony. Afternoon Men.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Powell's debut novel, inscribed by the author to his father's lover in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Lucy Hayes, with love, (from the author!) Tony Powell. June 1st 1931". Lucy was "a great love and lifelong friend" of Anthony Powell's father Philip, whom she met in the... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 126543

  2. Venusberg.
    POWELL, Anthony. Venusberg.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his father's lover on the front free endpaper, after whom he named the book's female protagonist: "For Lucy Hayes, With the best wishes of the author, Tony Powell Oct. 11 1932. In the hope that she will forgive the borrowing of her name". Hayes was "a great love and lifelong... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 126592

  3. Afternoon Men.
    POWELL, Anthony. Afternoon Men.

    New York : 1932

    First US edition, first printing of Powell's first novel. The UK edition was published the previous year by Gerald Duckworth and Company, London. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 91515

  4. From a View to a Death.
    POWELL, Anthony. From a View to a Death.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author for the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson and his wife on the front free endpaper, "Anthony & Tanya, many years later, Tony". The author's scarce third novel, from the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Powell was a reluctant and at times ungracious signer... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 103276

  5. From a View to a Death.
    POWELL, Anthony. From a View to a Death.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Clara from the author, Tony Powell. Oct 17th 1933". The recipient was potentially Powell's cook, Clara Warville. Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 83172

  6. Caledonia. A Fragment.
    POWELL, Anthony. Caledonia. A Fragment.

    London : 1934]

    First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. This is the dedication copy of Powell's droll Anti-Scots pastiche, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen referred to the in the printed dedication and this copy being presented by the... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 77382

  7. Agents and Patients.
    POWELL, Anthony. Agents and Patients.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The fourth of Powell's pre-war novels and the final one for Duckworth in the extraordinary Misha Black dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 94676

  8. [Dance to the Music of Time:]
    POWELL, Anthony. [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    London : 1951-75

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete series of 12 novels in Powell's celebrated novel sequence. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 146436

  9. The Garden God.
    POWELL, Anthony. The Garden God.

    London : 1965]

    Typescript of Powell's fantastical play The Garden God, set on an archaeological dig in Greece. The play was set to be produced in 1965 by Willie Donaldson; however, after several extensive lunches, Donaldson abruptly dropped the project and the play failed to be staged. The typescript has the stamp of Powell's theatrical agent Margery Vosper (1912-1981)... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140152

  10. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.
    POWELL, Anthony. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    London : 1966

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Arthur from Tony. Hands across the sea. Sept. 1966." The recipient was Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the American historian, writer and political adviser. Schlesinger was a fan of Powell who wrote an essay, "Anthony Powell: The Prosopographer as Novelist",... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 109842

  11. Two typed letters signed.
    POWELL, Anthony. Two typed letters signed.

    7 September 1973 & 18 January 1975

    Two typed letters signed from Anthony Powell to a Mrs Money, the first dated 7 September 1973 thanking her for her letter and the book she sent, the second dated 18 January 1975 thanking her for her congratulations but informing her that he does not sign books for fans anymore. Together with a later letter from Roger Smith of William Heinemann, 20 May... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132321

  12. Temporary Kings.
    POWELL, Anthony. Temporary Kings.

    London : 1973

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 42899

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