Signed editions of rare books, including association copies, signed books, inscribed books, presentation copies, and signed limited editions.
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OLIVER, Mary. Blue Pastures.
San Diego, New York & London : 1995Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, signed by the author on the title page, scarce thus. Blue Pastures contains 15 prose pieces by Oliver, inspired by her three "sustaining passions": "love of the wild world, love of literature, love for and from another person" (p. 119).
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) is best remembered today for her crystalline... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 147170
OLIVER, Mary. No Voyage and Other Poems.
Boston : 1965First US edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, the scarce first book of poems by Mary Oliver (1935-2019). The US edition is expanded from the UK edition, published in 1963. It contains some of her first nature poems (on snow, trees, hawks, lakes, and the sea), which became her primary theme in later collections.
Reviewing... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146939
ALEXANDER III. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh
St. Petersburg, : 1886First edition, one of perhaps a handful of copies made to inform the Alexander III (1845-1894) and his closest advisers of important and sensitive statistics relating to his empire's military colleges. Printed at the typo-lithographic press at the headquarters of Izmaylovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard in Saint-Petersburg, the book offers an overview... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 144320
MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photo.); RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.
[New York] : 1986First edition of this translation by Paul Schmidt, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by both Schmidt and Mapplethorpe; with the original 4-page long "Limited Editions Club Letter" loosely inserted.
First published in 1873, this prose poem was finished in a frenzy after the break-up of Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine who shot him with... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139013
RIMBAUD, Arthur; VIEILLARD, Roger (illus.) Hommage A Rimbaud.
Paris : 1945First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135463
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Rose Tattoo.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, second issue binding. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his friend the film producer Paul Nathan on the front free endpaper: "To Paul, fondly, Tennessee". Paul Nathan (1912-1977) produced the 1961 film adaptation of Williams's play Summer and Smoke. He also worked on several Westerns, among them True Grit and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90192
MORE, Hannah - SHAW, William. The Life of Hannah More.
London : 1802First edition, inscribed on the initial blank verso "from the author", of the most vitriolic attack made against More during the Blagdon controversy, the most contentious episode in her career; an uncut copy in excellent condition.
More's philanthropic efforts, especially her rural charity schools, were met with "considerable hostility from local... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147495
BARKER, Clive. Weaveworld.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Graham Very Best Wishes, Clive Barker 22nd October 1987", above an original drawing by the artist. The book was inscribed to the recipient when they were a buyer for a national book chain.
Barker's dark fantasy novel was nominated for the 1988 World Fantasy... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 147532
THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years; The Path to Power; Statecraft. Strategies for a Changing World; The Collected Speeches.
London : 1993-2002First editions, first impressions. All signed on the title page by Margaret Thatcher. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 98882
BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de Nuit.
Paris : 1933 First edition, first printing, of the photographer's first publication, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to his Parisian host "À Monsieur Gaston Robbe, mes hommages cordiaux, Brassaï Halász, Paris 1932".
Gaston Robbe was the owner of the Hotel Des Terrasses in Paris, where Brassaï had established himself in the early 1930s while... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142446
DICKENS, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.
London : 1842First edition, a superb literary association, author's presentation copy from Dickens's first American tour, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr. the day after publication ("Richard Dana From his friend Charles Dickens, Nineteenth October, 1842") on the half-title in the first volume; additionally signed by Dana on the front pastedowns.
Shortly... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 145528
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
London : 1899Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 90104
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Corrected draft typescript, signed, on the Soviet threat.
1931Extensively corrected typescript of one of the articles on European affairs commissioned from Churchill during 1931 for syndication in Hearst newspapers. An astute commentary on European Realpolitik, anticipating the Soviet bloc and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On publication in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 August 1931, the piece was headlined; "Winston... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 80696
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Corrected draft typescript, signed, of an article on Disarmament.
1931"Over the lacerated face of Europe the League of Nations has drawn a discreet veil. Behind that veil stir the passions, the revenges and the fears which are the legacy of the 'war to end war'". Extensively corrected typescript for one of a series of articles on foreign affairs commissioned from Churchill by "the Hearst newspapers and syndicated throughout... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 80695
DEIGHTON, Len - Edward Milward-Olivier. Len Deighton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1954-1985.
London : 1985First edition, signed limited issue, number 40 of 375 copies signed by Len Deighton. The bibliography includes a 4,000 word interview with Deighton. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 147382
OLIVER, Mary. House of Light.
Boston : 1990First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This is an advance review copy, with a letter from the publisher loosely inserted.
House of Light is the ninth book of poems by Oliver. It includes her poem "The Ponds", in which Oliver memorably defends herself from the charge that her work is too idealistic about the world:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146956
SHISUI, Tanahashi. Ryurai Ryukyo [The Stream Comes and the Stream Flows Away] 1954-1973.
1974First edition, first printing. Inscribed to Sam Haskins from Shisui on the front free endpaper with a stamped chop mark, another chop mark stamped to the half title. Shisui's second book, being a retrospective of his work up to 1973. Text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147077
OLIVER, Mary. Winter Hours.
Boston & New York : 1999First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Winter Hours is Oliver's fourteenth book of poems, which which she "communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable" (Miami Herald); also included are Oliver's essays on some of her favourite poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Frost.
Mary... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146951
OLIVER, Mary. White Pine.
New York, San Diego & London : 1994First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This is an advance review copy, with the publisher's press release laid-in. White Pine is Oliver's eleventh collection, in which "she writes of the silky bonds between each person and the natural world" (dust jacket); it includes "The Sea Mouse" and some of her earliest prose poems.
Mary... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146952
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, presentation copy, inscribed not quite a year after publication on the verso of the title, "Au citoyen César de Paepe, salut fraternel, Karl Marx, Londres 3 Septembre 1868", and with one small pencil correction to the text, also presumably by Marx. The Belgian César De Paepe (18411890) was the leader of the International Working Men's... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 116802
BENSON, Raymond. Tomorrow Never Dies.
London : 1997First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. This was Benson's first novelization of a Bond movie; this copy has only one screenwriter listed on the title page, likely second state. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 147187
GARDNER, John. Goldeneye.
London : 1996First Hodder edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Goldeneye, Gardner's adaptation of the 1995 film, is the rarest of the Gardner Bond books and among the most difficult Bond titles to acquire signed, with Gardner signing few copies, and the book having a small print run chiefly aimed at the library market (preceded by a... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147180
MATISSE, Henri - VILLIER, Franz. La vie et la mort de Richard Winslow.
Paris : 1947First edition, first printing. No. 33 of 35 copies on Velin teinte Malacca paper with the frontispiece signed in pencil by Matisse. Franz Thomassin who wrote under the pseudonym Franz Villiers, was a neighbour of Matisse in Vence. Text in French.
Stock Code: 146792
FROST, Robert. Mountain Interval.
New York : 1916First edition, first printing, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For W. W. Stark by Robert Frost both of English 18 Amherst 1917".
An excellent association copy, the recipient Whitney W. Stark (with his bookplate to facing pastedown) being a student in Frost's English class at Amherst College,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 146761
ARONOWITZ, Al. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.
Bearsville, NY : 1981Aronowitz was one of the first professional journalists to cover rock music, developing lasting friendships, and enmities, with many of his stellar subjects, writing " in a smooth yet informal voice and frequently including himself in the story, an early proponent of the participatory style later called New Journalism" (NYT obituary). Fired by The New... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146261
NABOKOV, Vladimir, as Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin. Despair.
London : 1937First English edition, first impression, first issue in the black cloth. Nabokov's second English publication was put out by the small imprint John Long who specialized in unconventional, quirky books, especially mystery, fantasy, and crime novels. They had previously published Nabokov's Camera Obscura with very little success and fared no better with... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 124322
GARDNER, John. Nobody Lives Forever.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page, and with an original signed watercolour by the dust jacket artist Trevor Scobie, one of a small unspecified number he executed, this numbered 003. Nobody Lives Forever is the fifth of Gardner's James Bond novels. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 147145
SEN, Amartya. On Economic Inequality:
Oxford : 1973First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Stephen Hersey with best wishes, Amartya Sen". An economist and philosopher, Sen was awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his global justice activism and for arguing that social mobility is an important way of evaluating the wealth of a society.... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146474
HARRER, Heinrich. Seven Years in Tibet.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed twice on the frontispiece recto "To Mr. Edwards with my very best wishes, from H. Harrer two lines of Tibetan script Washington, Oct. 1954" and "March 1955. In the meantime I have the pleasure and privilige sic to call above 'Mr.' my friend 'Toppy' Heinrich". This is a great association copy.
The... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 146477
GINSBERG, Allen. Empty Mirror.
New York : 1961First edition, first printing, one of 1,000 copies only, presentation copy inscribed on the title "For Ted Berrigan from Columbia College and Psychiatric Institute, 19450-51, Allen Ginsberg," housed in an envelope with "Ted Berrigan" inked by Ginsberg on the front (161 x 228 mm). This is a great association copy of Ginsberg's third published book, collecting... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146134
ADAMS, Ansel. My Camera in Yosemite Valley.
Boston : 1949First edition, first printing. "Inscribed for Mr & Mrs Egbert N. Fairchild, Ansel Adams, Yosemite, 1949". Includes detailed technical data of each image from Adams. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139568
(YEATS, W. B.) BAX, Clifford (ed.) Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.
Dublin : 1941First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Georgie Yeats, number 17 of 500 copies. This copy has a Cuala Press compliments slip inscribed "Sent at the request of Mrs W. B. Yeats" and also two pieces of Cuala ephemera: one Cuala Press advertisement for the Broadsides New Series, and a card reprinting from A Broadside "The Midland Toast:... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117891
FRAZER, Shamus. Acorned Hog.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Written shakily the morning after... Yours, Shamus Frazer". This is Frazer's first novel, published just as he graduated. It is uncommonly found, especially so inscribed and in such good condition.
This ruthless satire depicts a socialist dystopia established... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 146603
CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Number 325 of 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. One Christmas was Capote's final short story and a sequel to The Thanksgiving Visitor. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 146596
UPWARD, Bernard. The Adventures of a Bullet:
London : 1914First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Yours in sincerity, Bernard Upward". Upward (1873-1944) was a Christian missionary and sinologist. From 1905 to 1927 he lived in Hankou, one of the three towns which form the modern city Wuhan, where he witnessed China's 1911 Revolution first-hand.
Upward ends his extraordinary... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146458
ALLEN, William Edward David. The Turks in Europe.
London : 1919First and only edition of the author's first book, written when he was just 18 and commended in the preface by the former military attaché to Constantinople and Athens as "worthy to take its place amongst the most reliable of the short histories of the nations" being based on a "careful and highly intelligent study of the recognised authorities".... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 146220
RADCLYFFE-HALL, Marguerite. Poems of the Past & Present.
London : 1910First edition, first impression. An attractive copy, in a variant purple cloth, of Radclyffe Hall's third published work. Poems of the Past & Present was dedicated to Hall's lover, Mabel Batten. The collection memorializes their relationship; the first poem, "A Dedication" gives thanks for Batten's love, and the final poem, "Postscript", acknowledges... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131465
MANDELA, Nelson - ALBERTS, Paul. Some Evidence of Things Seen.
Rivonia, South Africa : 1997Signed limited edition, number 4 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively.
Mandela and Tutu's signatures are complimented by the signature of the photographer... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 147006
ROWLING, J. K., as Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo's Calling.
London : 2013First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Stephen and Debbie, from Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling". Copies of this title are rarely encountered signed with both Rowling's pseudonym and real name. Rowling had signed some Harry Potter books for a schoolgirl and, upon hearing that her parents were in the Royal Military... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 147002
FORESTER, C. S. Randall and the River of Time.
London : 1951First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Basil & Kathleen from C. S. Forester May 1951", to his friends Basil Liddell Hart and his wife. Liddell Hart vetted Forester's classic antiwar novel, The General (1936).
First published in the US in 1950, this is one of Forester's... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 146483
BROOKE, Rupert. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.
1908A rare autograph letter signed "Rupert Brooke" to the newly appointed director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Sydney Cockerell, discussing date arrangements for a performance of folk dance by Mary Neal's Espérance Club in the Victoria Assembly Rooms.
The letter reads: "Dear Cockerell, The Victoria Assembly Rooms now at present keeping both Jan 30... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 146111
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The King of Elfland's Daughter.
London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 250 copies only, signed by Dunsany on the preface and Sidney H. Sime on the frontispiece. The jacket, issued in a slightly bigger format to envelope the book, is thus often found in piteous state, unlike here.
Though now recognised as one of the greatest works of fantasy literature, the work received... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145661
SMITH, Patti. A Useless Death.
New York : 1972First edition, number 246 of 300 copies signed by the author. An excellent copy of Smith's poem, the narrator waiting their turn on the scaffold while a queen and 30 of her ladies in waiting are forced to dig their own graves. The poem was published and distributed by Gotham Book Mart, where Smith acted as a book scout during her early years in New... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145624
WILLIAMS, William Carlos. Paterson.
New York : First collected edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper: "Norman Di Giovanni with best wishes William Carlos Williams 12/24/51". Norman Thomas di Giovanni was a writer and translator best known for his later translations of Jorge Luis Borges writings, and his friendship with the Argentinean author.
The... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 143332
DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.
London : 1853First edition, a dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page "Charles Knight from Charles Dickens third October 1853", the recipient being the publisher Charles Knight, a member of the Guild of Literature and Art, to whom the book is dedicated: "as a remembrance of our friendly union, to my companions in the Guild of Literature and... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 143179
JOYCE, James. Dubliners.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, first issue, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "To Beatrice Randegger James Joyce Trieste 19 June 1914". The official publication date in London was a few days earlier, Monday 15 June, but Joyce was in Trieste and did not receive the first of the 120 copies he had agreed to buy from Grant Richards until the... Learn More£195,000.00
Stock Code: 142306
JACOB, George Le Grand. Western India before and during the Mutinies:
London : 1872Second edition, following the first of the previous year; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "A little Christmas present from Major General & Miss Jacob, to Mr Poole. Dec. 24. 1879" and with two lengthy, fascinating and carefully-written authorial footnotes at pages 177 and 262.
The first of these refers to the actions... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140775
CHURCHILL, Charles Henry, Colonel. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.
London : 1862First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on front free endpaper verso, "To the Right Honble the Earl of Carnarvon, from the Author". The recipient, Henry Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), politician, was twice Secretary of State for the Colonies. During the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) Carnarvon "supported a policy of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139024