Signed editions of rare books, including association copies, signed books, inscribed books, presentation copies, and signed limited editions.
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COPE, Wendy. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to the poet and counterculture figure, Felix Dennis (1947-2014) "To Felix from a poet who enjoys your work, Wendy Cope", and with Dennis's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a lovely association copy. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147945
JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. To Whom She Will.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, signed by the author on the title page.
Jhabvala was born to German Jewish parents in 1927, the family fleeing to London prior to the Second World War. For twenty-four years from 1951 she lived in India, marrying an Indian architect and writing novels that reflected her "insider-outsider"... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 147973
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This title was Le Guin's literary debut, in which she coined the word "ansible" for a faster-than-light communicator, a since staple term in sci-fi literature. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147976
MANN, Thomas. A Sketch of My Life.
Paris : 1930First edition in English, number 52 of 75 copies on Imperial Japan vellum, signed by the author, with the errata slip on the limitation page. Mann's autobiographical sketch was originally published in German as "Lebensabriß" in Die Neue Rundschau, June 1930, and is translated here by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147995
FRASER, George MacDonald. Flashman on the March.
Lonodn : 2005First edition, first impression, number 473 of 1000 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. The Flashman novels comprise 12 books featuring the eponymous anti-hero, which Fraser adapted from Tom Brown's School Days. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147711
DEIGHTON, Len - Edward Milward-Olivier. Len Deighton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1954-1985.
London : 1985First edition, signed limited issue, number 174 of 375 copies signed by Len Deighton. The bibliography includes a 4,000 word interview with Deighton. This copy also has a signed uncorrected page proof housed in the publisher's printed paper sleeve. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 147677
DEIGHTON, Len. [Trilogy:] Berlin Game; Mexico Set; London Match.
London : 1983-84-85First editions, first impressions, all inscribed "to Liz" and signed by Deighton on the title or half-title. The first three of the Bernard Samson novels. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147682
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. The Springtide of Life.
London : 1918First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 631 of 765 copies signed by the artist. A contemporary review described the edition as "one of his best... Rackham's delicate and romantic fancy is in sensitive harmony with Swinburne's poems and his pictures show that he understands no less than did the poet" (The Publisher's Weekly, vol. 94, 1918,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147713
CHARLES, HRH the Prince of Wales. Watercolours.
Boston, Toronto, London : 1991Signed limited edition, number 9 of 100 copies signed by Prince Charles; "this specially bound edition of 100 copies of HRH The Prince of Wales Watercolours has been produced to mark the occasion of The Prince of Wales's 50th Birthday on 14th November 1998. Sales Benefit the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation".
Prince Charles is a keen amateur... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147977
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); AESOP. Aesop's Fables.
London : 1912First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 584 of 1,450 copies signed by the artist.
"The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful introduction to the 1912... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 147692
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
London : 1908First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 303 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rackham "developed his gift for drawing witches, gnomes, fairies, and anthropomorphized trees and brought them to a pitch of vivid characterization, sometimes with an unsettling frisson of horror" (ODNB). Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 147694
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.) Some British Ballads.
London : First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 113 of 575 copies signed by the artist. Some British Ballads collects 44 songs and poems from across the country. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147697
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, The Brothers. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
London : 1917First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 15 of 525 copies signed by the artist. A publisher's note describes how this collection, "together with the selection we published some years ago... make a total of one hundred stories which include, it is thought, all the best of the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" (p. v). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147704
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, The Brothers. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
London : 1909Signed limited edition, number 271 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's first edition of the Fairy Tales, published in 1900, is here revised and enlarged with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured.
Mrs Edgar Lucas, the translator, was born Alice Erichsen, the daughter of Hermann Erichsen, a Danish businessman... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147685
QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.
1975Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at head ("Elizabeth R"), appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder for a term of three years, countersigned underneath by the Lord High Chancellor Baron Elwyn-Jones, and with a typed letter to the recipient enclosing the warrant, dated 3 November 1975 and signed by Hume Boggis-Rolfe, Deputy Secretary... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146590
DEIGHTON, Len. Complete set of the Harry Palmer novels, each signed or inscribed.
London : 1962-63-64-66First editions, first impressions of the first three books, proof copy of the fourth, all signed or inscribed by Deighton:
i) Ipcress File inscribed on title page: "For Otto Penzler with all my best wishes Len Deighton Jan 1986" - a superb literary association: Penzler is an American author, editor, and owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in New... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147167
FLEMING, Ian. Diamonds are Forever.
London : 1956First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the intelligence officer Commander Wilfred Albert Dunderdale, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Bill who has helped with the next one. With affection from Ian". Dunderdale's inscription on the front pastedown later re-presents the book, "To dear Chris, with all good wishes, Bill... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 145632
FLEMING, Ian - CHANDLER, Raymond. Playback.
London : 1958First edition, first impression, an outstanding presentation copy to Ian Fleming, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ian, with love, Ray", an inscription expressive of the remarkable friendship between two masters of the thriller, creators of two of the century's most memorable fictional characters, James Bond and Philip Marlowe.... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 145639
FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.
London : 1964First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, "To Jonathan from Ian". The precise identity of the recipient is uncertain (although several Jonathans tantalize). You Only Live Twice was the twelfth Bond book, based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138050
FLEMING, Ian. From Russia, With Love.
London : 1957First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Leonard & Dilys with affection. Ian". Recipients were Leonard Russell (1906-1974), features editor and Fleming's colleague on The Sunday Times, and his wife, the novelist and renowned Times film critic Dilys Powell (1901-1995). It was Russell who... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 138052
GARCIA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera.
New York : 1988First edition in English, signed limited issue, one of 350 copies signed by the author and specially bound, this copy out of series. The novel was originally published in Colombia under the title El amor en los tiempos del cólera in 1985. The American edition preceded the UK edition by a few months. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 147816
BARNES, Julian. Flaubert's Parrot.
London : 1984First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page: "to Lenny from Julian Barnes". The third novel by Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 147571
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Black Arrow:
London : 1888First English edition, presentation copy to the friend in Samoa who found Vailima for Stevenson, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Harry Jay Moors from Robert Louis Stevenson".
Stevenson met the American trader Harry Moors on his arrival in Apia, Samoa, on 7 December 1889 - it was on Moors's boat, in fact, that the Stevenson party... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 146963
LUDLUM, Robert. [The Bourne trilogy:] The Bourne Identity; The Bourne Supremacy; The Bourne Ultimatum.
New York : 1980-86-90First editions, first printings, each signed by Ludlow (on the front free endpapers of Identity and Ultimatum, and on the title page of Supremacy). Ludlum's original trilogy was adapted into a film series starring Matt Damon (2002-07). The series was later extended, following Ludlum's death in 2001, by Eric Van Lustbader and Brian Freeman. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146981
OLIVER, Mary, & Molly Malone Cook. Our World.
Boston : 2007First edition, first impression, signed by Oliver on the rear free endpaper. Published two years after the death of Oliver's partner, Molly Malone Cook, in 2005, Our World brings together Cook's photography and Oliver's poems and prose in "an intimate revelation of their lives and art" (front flap).
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) is best remembered... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147538
BALLARD, J. G. Vermilion Sands.
London : 1973Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, signed by the author on the title page, rare thus. This collection of nine short stories was originally intended to be published on 15 November 1973 (this date appears on the dust jacket rear flap), but this was later postponed to 29 November, as noted in a manuscript annotation to the dust jacket front panel... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147572
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe - SHARP, William. Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
London : 1887First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication: "To Mathilde Blind. With the admiration & affection of her friend, William Sharp. Oct 27, '87".
Mathilde Blind (1841-1896) was a German-born English poet who lectured on Shelley and edited A Selection from the Poems of Percy Bysshe... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 146191
DAHL, Roald; STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.) The Mildenhall Treasure.
London : 1999First Steadman edition, first impression, signed twice by the illustrator on the half-title in red and black ink. It was first published in book form in the 1977 collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 145787
POWELL, Anthony. A Dance to the Music of Time.
London : 1955-75First editions, first impressions, of the complete series of Powell's celebrated novel sequence; The Soldier's Art inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Georgina with love, Tony September 1966", and additionally signed on the title page with his printed name struck through. Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144294
(KEROUAC, Jack.) GIFFORD, Barry, & Lawrence LEE. Jack's Book. An Oral Biography.
New York : 1978First edition, first printing, the dedication copy inscribed by Gifford to Marshall Clements on the front free endpaper, "For (as well as by) Marshall with love and more love - JACK'S BOOK would never have been possible without you and Francis Reeves himself! Barry Colly Gifford at the Phoenix Bookshop, New York City in the presence of Barry Weiner,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 147855
HOCKNEY, David. My Window with iPad drawing No. 778, 17th April 2011. [Cherry Blossom] ink-jet print.
Cologne : 2020First edition, first impression. This is Art edition D limited to 250 copies signed by Hockney on the statement of limitation page. With an 8-colour ink-jet print on cotton-fibre archival paper after an iPad drawing of boughs covered in cherry blossom (sheet size: 56 x 43.2 cm). Signed and dated by Hockney lower right, numbered lower left. The total... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 138819
STOKER, Bram. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "Right Hon. Henry Labouchere, P.C. with the love and respect of his old friend Bram Stoker 4.5.09".
A resonant association copy: the radical MP Henry Labouchère was the author of the 1885 Labouchère Amendment (known by its critics as the Blackmailer's Charter), which newly classified... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144090
PHILIP, Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, & James Fisher. Wildlife Crisis.
London : 1971Signed limited edition, number 130 of 265 copies signed by Prince Philip on the title page, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf.
Wildlife Crisis, co-written with the naturalist James Fisher, details species lost and habitat destruction from unsustainable use of resources. The Duke of Edinburgh tells how his growing interest in bird watching made... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147781
NASH, John Forbes, Jr. Essays on Game Theory.
Cheltenham, & Brookfield, VT, : 1996First UK edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, and his life story was detailed in Sylvia Nasar's 1998 biography A Beautiful Mind, and the 2001 film of the same name.
Nash, along with Neumann and Morgenstern, can be regarded as the primary creators of Game Theory. The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147724
FISHER, Irving. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.
New Haven : 1926First edition in book form, second printing, presentation copy to Fisher's fellow economist Frank Knox, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Mr. Frank A. Knox with the compliments of Irving Fisher March 1927". Frank Knox (1905-1976) taught economics at Queen's University in Canada from 1924 to 1977, and edited the Canadian Banker from 1940 to 1957.
Fisher's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147722
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Deathwatch on the Southside.
Cambridge, MA : 1968First edition, number 120 of 150 copies, signed by the author and the translator. This is the first appearance of Deathwatch on the Southside in English; an earlier version entitled The Night They Kept Vigil in the South, with parallel Spanish text titled La noche que en el sur lo velaron, previously appeared in the Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146188
MORGAN, Daniel Nash. Signed three-quarter length portrait photograph.
1897Inscribed by the sitter over photograph and mount "Daniel Nash Morgan US Treasurer Washington D.C. March 30 1897". Daniel Nash Morgan (1844-1931) served as Treasurer of the United States from 1893 to 1897, appointed by President Grover Cleveland. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146554
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : 1901-04The Edinburgh Folio, limited edition of 1,000 copies, with eight volumes additionally signed by the publisher, though uncalled for in the limitation. Well-margined and finely printed in large type, the publication aims "to present our Shakespeare in stately yet convenient form" (advertisement). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 146105
HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.
London : 1991First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 241 of 300 copies bound in quarter vellum and signed by the editor, artist, and 22 of the 27 contributors: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 145377
BORGES, Jorge Luis - GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.
Buenos Aires : 1926First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine Proa. It was Güiraldes... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130488
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El amor en los tiempos del cólera.
Bogotá : 1985First edition, signed limited issue, one of 1,000 unnumbered copies signed by the author and notarised below by a Bogota official, dated 27 November 1985, this a particularly nice example.
This signed issue was released in advance of the trade issue to benefit the victims of the Armero tragedy, in which over 20,000 Colombians lost their lives... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147664
LARKIN, Philip. Aubade.
Madison, Wisconsin : 1980First edition, first printing, number 175 of 250 copies, initialled by the author and the printer on the limitation leaf. "Aubade" was the final major poem published in Larkin's lifetime, having originally appeared in the Times Literary Supplement in 1977. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147561
KENNEDY, John F. Memorial Addresses in the Congress of the United States
Washington, D.C. : 1964First edition, first printing, signed by both Robert F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy on the front free endpaper. Robert Kennedy inscriptions are uncommon, and this is a superb association copy of this monumental volume.
"With few exceptions the flood of print that followed the assassination of Kennedy may be ignored by those interested chiefly... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 146271
SNOW, C. P. Strangers and Brothers.
London : 1940First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Philip Murray, with warm greetings from C. P. Snow, Jan 29/80." From the library of Dr Philip Murray, Irish book collector and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 113504
STEIN, Gertrude. Américains d'Amérique.
Paris : 1933First edition in French, first printing, inscribed on the first blank to the art dealer "George Maratier who was the first to want it into French and had the courage to toy with all my affection and gratitude. Gertrude Stein". This is a superb association copy.
This is one of 200 press review copies, with "S.P." (service de presse) on the spine... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147549
SITWELL, Sacheverell. The Octogenarian.
[Brackley : 1977First edition thus, inscribed on the first page to the literary agent "A birthday celebration to David Higham with all best wishes from Sacheverell 12 November 1977". Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 147553
BARKER, Pat. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.
London : 1991-93-95First editions, first impressions, all signed by the author on the title page. The novels explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma and are based on the writings of First World War poets. In 1995 the final book in the trilogy, The Ghost Road, won the Booker-McConnell Prize. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147635
TROCCHI, Alexander. Young Adam.
London : 1961First hardback edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper "Best wishes. Edinburgh 1964 Alexander Trocchi". Young Adam was first published in 1954 by The Olympia Press, Paris, in wrappers and under the pseudonym of "Frances Lengel". This key Beat novel is uncommonly found in such good condition, and is rarer still inscribed.
"Young... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147478
SHUTE, Nevil. A Town Like Alice.
London : 1950First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his cousin Patty Shute on the front free endpaper, "For Patty, Peggy and Duane, from Nevil. June 1950", and also signed by him on the title page as Nevil S. Norway (Shute used his full name in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name). Patty was mentioned in... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 115988
CLARKE, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
London : 2004First UK edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. It was first published in the US three weeks prior, and issued in the UK in both black boards and jacket, and white boards and jacket. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 147600
LE CARRÉ, John. Our Game.
London : 1995First edition, second impression, signed by the author on the title page. The scarce first impression was not for sale in the UK: its print run was halted during production as le Carré was unhappy with the original dust jacket design. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 147608