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Signed & inscribed books

Signed editions of rare books, including association copies, signed books, inscribed books, presentation copies, and signed limited editions.


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Lord Byron's Copy of Frankenstein, Inscribed by Mary Shelley

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  1. Inscribed postcard.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Inscribed postcard.

    Dursley, Gloucestershire : 2 April 1950

    A postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 87382

  2. Mies van der Rohe.
    HILBESEIMER, L. Mies van der Rohe.

    Chicago : 1956

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author and signed by Mies van der Rohe on the title page, dated September 1960, and signed by over 80 other architects on the front free endpaper who were associated with Mies, either working for him, taught by him, or were associated with him in a professional capacity. Though the exact date of the ceremonial... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 110932

  3. The Variorum Edition of the Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Variorum Edition of the Poems.

    New York : 1957

    Signed limited edition, number 381 of 825 copies signed by Yeats, and issued posthumously. The limitation sheets were signed by the author before his death in 1939, and retained by the publisher until the publication of this edition, which was deferred until after the war. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 112375

  4. A Nip in the Air.
    BETJEMAN, John. A Nip in the Air.

    London : 1974

    First edition, signed limited edition. Number 130 of 175 copies signed by the author. From the library of Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), the scholar, esteemed bibliophile, and expert on Rensaissance bindings, who was President of the Internationale de Bibliophilie between 1985 and 1999, with his bookplate. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 102440

  5. The Vortex Blaster.
    SMITH, Edward E. The Vortex Blaster.

    Hicksville, NY : 1960

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the publisher on the front free endpaper, "To my friend Marty Greenberg - with the hope that this new relationship of publisher and writer will make even deeper the friendship that has lasted so long, Edward E. Smith, PhD". Smith originally worked as a food scientist, and became... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 82267

  6. Riddley Walker.
    HOBAN, Russell. Riddley Walker.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Hoban on the title page to fellow writer John Baxter (b. 1939). Hoban's vision of post-nuclear-apocalpyse England returned to Iron Age levels of civilisation, and speaking a similarly crude language, won the book "a unique and beloved place among the few after-Armageddon classics". Harold... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 94342

  7. Histoire des Disques Swing.
    PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.

    Geneva : 1944

    First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 91511

  8. Stella Fregelius.
    HAGGARD, H. Rider. Stella Fregelius.

    London : 1904

    First UK edition, first impression, of this supernatural romance. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Sir Oliver Lodge, from H. Rider Haggard, In recollection of a very interesting evening, 1. Feb: 1904" on his Ditchingham House letterhead mounted to the front pastedown. Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was an eminent physicist and sometime president... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 106653

  9. Plain Pleasures.
    BOWLES, Jane. Plain Pleasures.

    London : 1966

    First edition, first impression, signed twice by the author, on the title page and final leaf, of this collection of short stories. This copy is the correct first printing, with the misprint of an extra "one" p. 126, line 15. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 100837

  10. The Chill.
    [MILLAR, Kenneth.] MACDONALD, Ross. The Chill.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "For Paul Nelson, in friendship. Ken. New York, April 27, 1976" on the front free endpaper. The recipient Paul Nelson (1936-2006) was an influential music critic for Rolling Stone, for which he prepared an extended profile on Macdonald. The full piece was never published, although a shorter... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 99393

  11. Trumpet in the Dust.
    FOWLER, Gene. Trumpet in the Dust.

    New York : 1930

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For my son, Gene. My first book for my first son. Gene Fowler. Oct 1, 1930." Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96695

  12. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.
    BEARD, Peter. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.

    Cologne : 2006

    Limited to 2,250 individually numbered copies, each signed by Peter Beard. This copy with an additional illustration in black ink by Beard on the limitation page and inscribed "Montauk Pt. L. 1." Complete with the companion catalogue raisonné volume PB/2, in the original shrinkwrap. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 64943

  13. The Kite Runner.
    HOSSEINI, Khaled. The Kite Runner.

    New York : 2003

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "To Penny, thank you for your kind words... best, Khaled additionally signed in Farsi, 6/17/03". Also includes a hand painted "The Kite Runner 12/04" bookmark laid in. The Kite Runner was Hosseini's first novel and runaway best-seller - copies personally inscribed (rather than... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 114206

  14. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.
    FEININGER, Andreas. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.

    New York : 1952

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer, "To Angus McBean - thanks for your help! Andreas Feininger". McBean contributes images to pages 144 and 200. From the library of Angus McBean. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 82737

  15. Ideas of Order.
    STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.

    New York : 1935

    First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 72150

  16. The Story of My Life.
    TERRY, Ellen. The Story of My Life.

    London : 1908

    First edition, large paper issue, extra illustrated state. One of 1,000 numbered copies of which the first 250 were signed; this copy is number 42 and signed by Terry on the limitation page. An excellently preserved copy. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 112379

  17. A Vicarage Family; Away from the Vicarage; Beyond the Vicarage.
    STREATFEILD, Noel. A Vicarage Family; Away from the Vicarage; Beyond the Vicarage.

    London : 1963, 1965, 1971

    First editions, first impressions, presentation copies to Streatfield's amanuensis and proof-reader June Allen, inscribed by the author in each work: A Vicarage Family, "For June with love Noel 1963"; Away from the Vicarage, "For June, Thank you for your hard work, love, Noel 1965"; Beyond the Vicarage, "To June with love Noel 1971". It is very unusual... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 111041

  18. Original watercolour: "List, ah list to the zephyr in the grove."
    NIELSEN, Kay. Original watercolour: "List, ah list to the zephyr in the grove."

    1913

    An original watercolour, signed and dated "Kay Nielsen 1913" in the lower left corner, for In Powder and Crinoline, a collection of seven fairy tales chosen by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This watercolour illustrates the story "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks" and appears at p. 52: "Nielsen shows in his development a fancy so delicate and an outlook so original... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 111943

  19. The Morning Watch.
    AGEE, James. The Morning Watch.

    Rome : 1950

    First edition, offprint issue, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Albert Brush, with warmest regard and esteem, Jim Agee, June 6, '54"; this is the offprint of the novella as it first appeared in the literary journal Botteghe oscure, VI. The recipient, the enigmatic Santa Monica poet Albert Brush, travelled in bohemian circles... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 106970

  20. Trina.
    HOFF, Harry S. Trina.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Dr Marshall from H. S. Hoff" on the front free endpaper, with a later inked addition (not in the author's hand), including his initials (F.H.B.) and identifying him as a don at Christ's College, Cambridge. Hoff read natural sciences there, graduating in 1933 - a year before... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 103408

  21. The Ginger Man.
    DONLEAVY, J. P. The Ginger Man.

    London : 1956

    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "J. P. Donleavy, Washington D.C. March 1994." Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 112282

  22. The Woman in Black.
    HILL, Susan. The Woman in Black.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression. The Woman in Black is the basis of the second longest running play in the history of the West End, after The Mousetrap. It was first performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre-In-The-Round in Scarborough, UK in 1987. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 112332

  23. Sweeney and the Saint.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney and the Saint.

    Loughcrew : 1982

    First edition, one of 125 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "To Roy, with love and happy memories at Christmas, Seamus & Marie & the boys & Catherine Ann." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1982. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 103121

  24. On a Darkling Plain.
    STEGNER, Wallace. On a Darkling Plain.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, most likely to his amanuensis, "For Dorothy Viets, in gratitude for many deadlines extended and much annoyance cheerfully borne. Wallace Stegner", on the front free endpaper. On a Darkling Plain was originally serialized in Redbook magazine under the title Clash... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 96883

  25. Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort.
    WHARTON, Edith. Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort.

    New York : 1915

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "G.R., E.W. Dec. 21 1915". The recipient, Georges Rodier, was the administrator of the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, a charitable organisation devoted to helping wounded servicemen. He was a friend of Henry James, and met Wharton when they were both in... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 88145

  26. French Ways and Their Meaning.
    WHARTON, Edith. French Ways and Their Meaning.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, UK issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For my dear Matilda, with my love, Edith". Matilda Gay was a fellow American expatriate in France and one of Wharton's closest friends. Gay described Wharton as an "intelligent, brilliant woman". She was "immensely sympathetic to her during... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 84629

  27. Berg. Der Meister des Kleinsten Übergangs.
    (BERG, Alban.) ADORNO, Theodor W. Berg. Der Meister des Kleinsten Übergangs.

    Wien : 1968

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the poet Stephen Spender, "Für Stephen Spender, aller herz lichst von seinem Th. W. Adorno" and re-signed "Th. W. Adorno Frankfurt, 30. V. 69." Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 75441

  28. Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987.
    EICHENBERG, Fritz. Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987.

    Memmingen : 1987

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 numbered copies. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Eichenberg to Margaret K. McElderry on the title page: "To Margy, my most faithful friend, with love Fritz". Eichenberg illustrated several books published by Harcourt Brace, where McElderry worked at the time, including Ape in a Cape (1952) and... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 103889

  29. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
    (LAWRENCE, T. E.) A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force

    Cairo : 1919

    First edition, cloth-bound issue, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Lieutenant-Colonel G. E. Badcock on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Pirie-Gordon.... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 114471

  30. Hiroshima.
    HERSEY, John. Hiroshima.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Dear Charlotte Chapman: Thanks for all the protection, and all the forwarding, and all the phoning. Put this away somewhere in the fervent hope that you've heard the last of it. Best, John Hersey Nov. 46". An excellent association copy: Charlotte... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113442

  31. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
    CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.

    London : 1844

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 112176

  32. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    KAYE, John William. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.

    London : 1854

    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 111720

  33. Un souvenir de Solferino.
    DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.

    Geneva : 1862

    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate and official autograph... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 110889

  34. The History of H.M. Navigation School, 1729-1926.
    (NAVAL.) DICKSON, R. K. The History of H.M. Navigation School, 1729-1926.

    Portsmouth : 1926

    Carbon copy typescript of an interesting history, later printed in The Naval Review (1926, volume 4, issue 14, pp. 792-820); the original is at the Royal United Services Institution (finding reference: RUSI/NM/159). The only copy held in other public institutions is that at the Australian Defence Force Academy Library but this appears to be a 31 page... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 105484

  35. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.
    BIDDLECOMBE, George. Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions.

    London : 1850

    First edition. This copy from the library of the earl of Ellenborough with heirloom stamp to the front pastedown. Sir George Biddlecombe, (1807-1878), naval officer and hydrographer, joined the merchant navy at the age of 16, "he was an officer in the East India Company's navy in 1825-8. Passing as a second master in the Royal Navy in May 1828, he was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 102412

  36. Signed photograph.
    MONK, Thelonius. Signed photograph.

    New York : c.1981

    Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 101072

  37. War and the Arme Blanche.
    CHILDERS, Erskine. War and the Arme Blanche.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the politician and journalist Leo Amery on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To L. S. Amery, from Erskine Childers. April 10, 1910." Leo Amery was Childers's neighbour and editor of The Times's History of the War in South Africa, for which he persuaded Childers to prepare... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 94522

  38. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.
    TANSKI, Joseph. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.

    Paris : 1833

    First edition, a presentation copy inscribed by the author, exiled Polish soldier, patriot, and poet Jozef Tanski (1805-88), " à Monsieur le Général Langermann hommage de l'auteur"; autograph letter signed tipped in before the title in which Tanski presents this work on our "shared enemy, which by its subject cannot fail to be of interest to a military... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 88287

  39. Under Western Eyes.
    CONRAD, Joseph. Under Western Eyes.

    London : 1911

    Second edition, published in the same month as the first. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To A. & W. Rothenstein, affectionately from Joseph Conrad, 1911". With the recipient's bookplate on the front free endpaper. Rothenstein, an artist, was a friend and staunch supporter of Conrad, often loaning him money in light of his "chronic... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 84663

  40. Report of the Board of Officers … on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.
    (GATLING, Richard J.) Report of the Board of Officers … on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.

    Washington : 1874

    First edition. Engraved bookplate; "Compliments of the Acting Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army" to the front pastedown. Two 2-page autograph letters signed on Gatling Gun Company stationery from Richard J. Gatling to Edgar T. Welles, son of Gideon Welles Civil War Secretary of the Navy, and secretary and treasurer of the Gatling Gun Co. In the first, dated... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 82902

  41. Memories of Seven Campaigns.
    THORNTON, James Edward. Memories of Seven Campaigns.

    Westminster : 1895

    First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General of the Indian Medical... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 81512

  42. The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.
    HOBSON, Gerald Watton. The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.

    Northampton : 1945

    First and only edition, only 24 copies printed (NAM online bibliography). This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, with kind regards & good wishes from Hob." Birdwood was gazetted into the 12th Lancers in 1885, and saw action with them in the Black Mountain and Tirah Expeditions. He has added pencilled marginalia... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 78515

  43. Extracts from the Treaties between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States of such Articles as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War.
    GOSTLING, George. Extracts from the Treaties between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States of such Articles as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War.

    [London : 1792

    First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement "John Scott, Lincoln... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 76369

  44. War Drawings.
    BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.

    London : 1917-8

    First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.
    In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 71745

  45. Professional Recollections of Points of Seamanship, Discipline, &c.
    LIARDET, Francis. Professional Recollections of Points of Seamanship, Discipline, &c.

    Portsea : 1849

    First edition, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To F. J. Anstey, Esquire, with the kindest regards and very best wishes of Mrs. Liardet, and the Author - August 8th 1850." Liardet entered the Navy in 1809 as a second-class volunteer on board the Mercury. He served in the War of 1812; in the West Indies in the 1820s in command of the... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 68628

  46. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
    (GRANT, U. S.) LECOMTE, Ferdinand. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.

    Paris : 1872-4

    First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 68206

  47. Signed contract for the publication of Revelations.
    MINGUS, Charles & Gunther Schuller. Signed contract for the publication of Revelations.

    1977

    Original contract dated Jan. 20 1977, on the letterhead of Schuller's music publishing company, Margun Music, signed by Mingus and Schuller on the final page, and with their initials to a holographic revision on the second page. A five year agreement, in which Mingus agrees to license Margan, "to print, publish, copy and vend the musical composition,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 62927

  48. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
    (NAVAL REGULATIONS.) Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.

    [London : 1806

    First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy" (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published the year following Trafalgar. "Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 62707

  49. Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française,
    BOHAN, François Philibert Loubat de. Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française,

    1820

    Neatly written and clearly legible manuscript copy of Bohan's important and uncommon work. Originally published in Geneva 1781, "The third volume, including some extracts of the other two was reprinted Paris 1821 under the title of 'Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre.'" (Huth) The revision was carried out by the astronomer Joseph-Jérôme... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 46213

  50. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.
    CAIN, James M., & Gilbert Malcolm. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.

    [N.p.] : [1919]

    First edition, first printing. Scarce, with OCLC showing six copies only and no copy in auction records. During the First World War, Cain, the future author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, etc., served with Malcolm in the 79th Division, a unit raised at Camp Meade in Cain's home state of Maryland in 1917. The 79th... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 99729

  51. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) IRVING, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

    London : 1928

    Signed limited edition, number 1 of 250 copies numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 99142

  52. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
    MARKS, Johnny. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    New York : 1949

    First printing of the score. Inscribed by the composer and writer Johnny Marks on the front cover, "Dear Marlin, Merry Christmas, Johnny Marks." Though Marks is responsible for penning many holiday tunes such as Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), Silver and Gold (1964) and A Holly, Jolly Christmas (1964), he will be best remembered for his tune... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 96566

  53. On the Suchness of the Old Boy.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. On the Suchness of the Old Boy.

    London : 1972

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 177 of 226 copies signed by the poet and the artist, consisting of 200 numbered and 26 lettered copies. None of the lettered copies were for sale. This was the only collaboration between Sappho Durrell and her father; she was 21 at the time of publication and completing an English degree from York University.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 116595

  54. The Big City or The New Mayhew.
    SEARLE, Ronald, & Alex Atkinson. The Big City or The New Mayhew.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ronald Searle, inscribed in his distinctive hand on the front free endpaper: "Slices of Life with a cut-out of an embossed image of a rose pasted-in for Wendy with love, Christmas 1958, Ronnie". "Wendy" is the actress, dancer, and theatre and film director, Wendy Toye (1917-2010) who had collaborated... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 100309

  55. Escape from the Amazon!
    SEARLE, Ronald, & Alex Atkinson. Escape from the Amazon!

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ronald Searle, inscribed in his distinctive hand on the front free endpaper: "For Wendy with love from Ronnie, Christmas 1964"; also tipped-in is an inscribed Christmas card (1965) from Searle (with integral envelope addressed in his hand). "Wendy" is the actress, dancer, and theatre and film director,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 100307

  56. The Unfortunates.
    JOHNSON, B. S. The Unfortunates.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the inside cover of the box to the publisher, editor and literary agent William Miller, who was one of the main driving forces behind Panther Books: "For William, with respect for his courage in publishing this: and thanks, Bryan, 1/1/69" and with his signature over the printed... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 88781

  57. The Galton Case.
    MACDONALD, Ross. The Galton Case.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "March 1959. For Willard and Pidge, affectionately, Ken". Willard and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. Learn More
    £1,400.00

    Stock Code: 50936

  58. In Darkest Africa
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa

    London : 1890

    First edition, edition de luxe, number 199 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 103759

  59. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)...
    TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)...

    New York : 1885

    First US edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the publishers to Daniel Whitford, Twain's lawyer: "To Daniel Whitford, with regards of the publisher, Chas. L. Webster. New York, February 21st, 1885."
    Daniel Whitford, attorney for New York firm Alexander & Green, acted for Webster & Company and was also retained by Twain several times. He acted... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 110564

  60. Kapital und Kapitalzins.
    BÖHM-BAWERK, E. von. Kapital und Kapitalzins.

    Innsbruck : 1884-1889

    Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College Library in Newcastle, and... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 97505

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