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


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  1. The Importance of Being Earnest.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.

    London : 1899

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author.

    Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 132907

  2. The Road to Wigan Pier.
    ORWELL, George. The Road to Wigan Pier.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author ("Geo. Orwell", his customary form when signing books with his nom de plume) on the front free endpaper, very scarce thus. Orwell originally believed The Road to Wigan Pier would not be included in Gollancz's Left Book Club as "it is too fragmentary and, on the surface, not very left-wing" (Fenwick).... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130355

  3. 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". A wonderful High Victorian military association copy, in a superlative presentation... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 81512

  4. Images à la Sauvette.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette.

    Paris : 1952

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title "à Monsieur Gert Weber en hommage Henri Cartier-Bresson"; the recipient was the German painter and graphic artist Gert Weber (born 1951), who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2018.

    "The Paris-based Greek publisher, Tériades (Stratis... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 147013

  5. Drunken Boat.
    BECKETT, Samuel. Drunken Boat.

    Reading : 1976

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 71 of 100 copies signed by Beckett and specially bound, out of a total edition of 300. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 146972

  6. The National Ballet.
    HASKELL, Arnold. The National Ballet.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, with 21 signatures in blue ink on the endpapers from members of the pioneering generation of the 1940s Sadler's Wells Company, of this wartime publication by British dance critic Arnold Haskell who, together with Dame Ninette de Valois, was influential in the development of the Royal Ballet School.

    The autographs... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146585

  7. Nietzsche.
    HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche.

    San Francisco : 1979-87

    First editions in English, first printings, inscribed by Krell on half-title of the second volume "For Larry Owens, This, my favourite of the four volumes, D. F. Krell, 12.I.96". A bright set of Heidegger's reading of Nietzsche.

    In these works, Heidegger treats only Nietzsche's unpublished writings as the repository of his true thought. In Heidegger's... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 146501

  8. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.
    GRAVES, Robert. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.

    Deià, Majorca : 1992

    First and signed limited edition, number 102 of 175, signed by the members of the New Seizin Press: Beryl Graves, Lucia Graves, Dunstan Ward, Tomás Graves, and Carmen García Gutierrez. These previously unpublished poems were written by Graves in his seventies, and were posthumously selected by his wife Beryl Graves for the spiritual successor to Graves's... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146160

  9. The Edwardians.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Edwardians.

    London : 1930

    First edition, limited issue, number 73 of 125 copies numbered and signed by the author. The Edwardians "celebrated the lavish style of country house life that she had observed in her parents' heyday at Knole" (ODNB). Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 145971

  10. My Struggle to Be Decent and Poems of Sadness and Light.
    HUGHES, Sean. My Struggle to Be Decent and Poems of Sadness and Light.

    [London] : 2013

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Tiff lots of love from S Hughes". Sean Hughes (1965-2017) was an Irish comedian, team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and author of five books, of which this was his last. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 145930

  11. Thunderball.
    FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Leonard. These thunderballs! from Ian". The recipient was Leonard Russell (1906-1974), features editor of The Sunday Times, where Fleming worked full-time until December 1959. Fleming's contract with The Sunday Times allowed him to take three months' holiday each... Learn More
    £19,750.00

    Stock Code: 138057

  12. Moonraker.
    FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Edith, Cette tranche de vie! Ian 1955". Edith was Marie Edith, Viscountess Kemsley (1888-1976), second wife of the newspaper baron Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968). It was Viscount Kemsley who employed Fleming as the foreign manager of his Sunday Times... Learn More
    £39,500.00

    Stock Code: 138007

  13. Signed 10 x 8 glossy publicity photograph.
    LUTCHER, Nellie. Signed 10 x 8 glossy publicity photograph.

    c. 1959

    Attractive publicity shot of the singer and pianist credited as an influence by Nina Simone, inscribed boldly across the lower half of the image "Hello Alfred - thank you for your interest. Nellie". Nellie Lutcher (1912-2007) came from a musical background, her father was a jazz bassist and her mother a church organist. At age 11 she accompanied Ma... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 131155

  14. Le Capital.
    MARX, Karl. Le Capital.

    Paris : [1872-5]

    First edition in French, first issue, a fine presentation copy, inscribed by Marx to the Frankfurt banker Sigmund Schott, with whom Marx exchanged ideas central to his philosophies and work: "Mr Sigmund Schott, de la part de l'auteur, Londres, 3 Novembre 1877" to the first engraved title page. Presentation copies of Capital are exceptionally rare, with... Learn More
    £575,000.00

    Stock Code: 128563

  15. 146754comp
    ROWLING, J. K. [Harry Potter collector's deluxe editions, signed or inscribed:]

    London : 1999-2000

    First deluxe editions of the first four Harry Potter books, inscribed on the half-title of Philosopher's Stone by the author, "To Alex, enjoy reading these with Mummy and Daddy! J K Rowling", and signed by Rowling on the half-titles of the other volumes. Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets are fifth impressions; Prisoner of Azkaban, sixth; Goblet... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 146754

  16. Single & Single.
    LE CARRÉ, John. Single & Single.

    London : 1999

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Single & Single was le Carré's seventeenth novel. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146503

  17. A Time of Gifts.
    FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. A Time of Gifts.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the secretary of the Travellers Club "Robin McDougall, with love from Paddy. Sept 22. 1977" within a drawing of a cloud and birds in flight, and signed by Craxton on the front flap of the jacket. This is a lovely association copy.

    In the winter of 1933,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 146383

  18. The Works.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.

    New York : 1903

    The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 103856

  19. Molloy.
    BECKETT, Samuel. Molloy.

    Paris : 1951

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the unopened title page "For Dr. P. J. Heury with all good wishes Samuel Beckett Paris Nov. 81".

    This copy is number 164 of 500 trade copies issued thus; a further 50 were printed on handmade paper. The first English translation was published in 1955. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 146969

  20. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.

    [c.1980s]

    A certificate signed by Margaret Thatcher, to commend Conservative Party activist Lily A. Davies: "On behalf of the Conservative Party I should like to offer sincere thanks for all the time and effort that you have given for so many years to the service of our Party... People such as yourself are now as they have always been and will continue to be... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 146558

  21. Stills: 1984-1987.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.

    London : 1987

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and including a photograph by Snowdon inscribed by him on the verso "Dear Mr. Evans, thank you so much for your letter & the kind remarks you made about my work yours sincerely Snowdon", and an autograph letter signed from Snowdon "I am so pleased that you liked Born to be... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146918

  22. The Complete Prints.
    IRVIN, Albert (artist); Mary Rose Beaumont (compiler). The Complete Prints.

    Farnham, Surrey : 2010

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the title page "With very best wishes Albert Irvin", additionally inscribed underneath by the compiler "and all good wishes Mary Rose Beaumont", and signed by Irvin on the frontispiece recto; together with a signed limited print by Irvin, "Stratford", number 201 of 250 signed copies. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 146920

  23. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers;
    ADAMS, John (signed) - MAYHEW, Jonathan. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers;

    Boston : 1818

    Presentation copy of a reprinted sermon in which Adams took personal interest, distributing a small number of copies on 16 November 1818, all inscribed in the same manner by a clerical hand to which Adams added his signature. This copy is presented to Mrs E. Cruft and signed by him. The recipient was Elizabeth Storer Smith (17891859), a cousin of Adams's... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 146765

  24. Book Auction Dinner.
    EINSTEIN, Albert; Thomas Mann; A. S. W. Rosenbach. Book Auction Dinner.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, signed by Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach under their respective forewords and prefaces; the catalogue for a charity rare book auction for the benefit of German refugees, held on December 8, 1938.

    The sale was arranged by legendary American rare book dealer A. S. W. Rosenbach, who for decades supplied the... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146456

  25. Westward Ho!
    KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!

    Cambridge : 1855

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "From The Author" in a secretarial hand on the half-title of vol. I.

    Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 146369

  26. 145606
    BURROUGHS, William S. Prospectus for Naked Lunch.

    New York : 1962

    First edition of the scarce prospectus for the first US edition of Naked Lunch, inscribed by Burroughs on the front cover, "For Art William Burroughs"; a key document heralding the publication of a cornerstone of Beat literature and one which provides valuable insight into its early publication history and the extent to which early criticism was informed... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145606

  27. Men and Decisions.
    STRAUSS, Lewis L. Men and Decisions.

    Garden City : 1962

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "For Admiral James Russel USN, whose distinguished service with the Atomic Energy Commission, from it's earliest days in 1947, involved responsibilities of supreme importance to the security of the United States and the free world, with the admiration and affection of the writer. Lewis L. Strauss".... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 143190

  28. Below the Cataracts.
    TYNDALE, Walter. Below the Cataracts.

    London : 1907

    First and limited edition, number 62 of 150 copies signed by the artist. This is a lavishly produced and attractively illustrated work by one of the most popular and influential topographical watercolourists of the period, who holds a prominent place in the British school of orientalists; his work is known widely through the A. & C. Black series of... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141259

  29. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
    SINATRA, Frank - KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.

    Washington, DC : 1962-1963-1964

    First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. An outstanding memorial to one of the most remarkable relationships in modern political history and the two men who stood at the nexus of glamour and power in mid-20th century America.

    The relationship between the singer and JFK has been... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 135154

  30. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.
    DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.

    [London] : 1868

    A letter showing Dickens's continuing work micromanaging the affairs of his periodical, All the Year Round. "My Dear Morley, An officer of one of the Cunard steamers - named Boyd - writes me (in a highly illegible hand) that he has sent a "small story" to All The Year Round. He does not give its title, so I supposed he has added his name to his MS.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135027

  31. The Seraphim Room.
    OLIVIER, Edith. The Seraphim Room.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the author's close friend Stephen Tennant, inscribed "For my dearest Stephen from Edith October 1932" on the front free endpaper. The writer, aesthete, and "Bright Young Thing" Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) was Olivier's neighbour in Wiltshire, his beloved childhood home Wilsford Manor being just seven... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 130838

  32. Decorations:
    DOWSON, Ernest. Decorations:

    London : 1899

    First edition of Dowson's attractively produced poetry collection, this copy from the library of Henry Head (1861-1940), poet and neurologist who specialised in the sensory nervous system, with his ownership inscription dated 29 July 1900 to front free endpaper. "It was knowledge of Head's intellectual interests that led Virginia Woolf's husband, Leonard,... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 126828

  33. The Night of the Hunter.
    LEE, Christopher - GRUBB, Davis. The Night of the Hunter.

    New York : 1953

    First edition, limited issue, one of 1,000 copies signed by the author on the limitation page; this copy from the library of Sir Christopher Lee, though unmarked as such. Copies of the limited issue were presented to friends of the author and the publisher.

    The Night of the Hunter was a bestseller in 1953 and was voted a finalist for the 1955... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 121043

  34. "To Bird with love"
    PARKER, Charlie - PARKER, Chan & Francis Paudras. "To Bird with love"

    1981

    First and only edition, no limitation but remarkably hard to find, particularly in the fragile, entirely integral box. Visually superb, très émouvant memorial to Parker, reproducing the pictorial and documentary archive about which Chan, his lover, had "cared enough to preserve religiously." This copy inscribed "with love Chan Parker". Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 90960

  35. Porno.
    WELSH, Irvine. Porno.

    London : 2002

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Porno is Welsh's fifth novel, the sequel to Trainspotting, and the basis of the 2017 film T2 Transpotting. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146608

  36. Gentleman Jim.
    BRIGGS, Raymond. Gentleman Jim.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Griff With Best Wishes, from Raymond Briggs 24 April 1980". Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 146579

  37. The Wind in the Willows.
    GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD, Ernest H. (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1931

    First Shepard edition, signed limited issue, number 164 of 200 large paper copies signed by both author and artist. This edition - also issued unsigned in a cloth binding - was the first edition to be illustrated by Shepard, whose classic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals render this the most popular version of the book even today.

    Wind... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 146527

  38. The Economics of Inflationary Processes.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - ZAWADZKI, K. K. F. The Economics of Inflationary Processes.

    London : 1965

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lord Robbins with the author's compliments and thanks".

    A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146547

  39. The Audacity of Hope.
    OBAMA, Barack. The Audacity of Hope.

    New York : 2006

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Obama on the title page: "To Roberta - Thanks for your wonderful support of books! Barack Obama".

    The Audacity of Hope was the second book written by Obama, following Dreams from my Father in 1995. Topping the bestseller lists, the book helped to further bolster the reputation of the then-Illinois senator,... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146315

  40. The Fables of Aesop.
    DETMOLD, E. J. (illus.); AESOP. The Fables of Aesop.

    London : 1909

    First Detmold edition, signed limited issue, number 237 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146325

  41. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.

    London : 1992

    First edition, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Dorothy and Ben, with much love, Ted, 28 August 1992," followed by a short poem, "The Royalist / Is afraid / The Queen's a pin / In a hand-grenade," and with a small correction in Hughes's hand to p. 7.

    Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 146331

  42. An Indian Ass.
    ACTON, Harold. An Indian Ass.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Mrs Harmsworth, or 'dear Nine' (as Yarrick called Miss Hannah Morr) inasmuch as the Nine Muses are united in her delicate and charming person, with the affection & esteem of Harold Acton, on her birthday, the 13th of December 1925, may it be a happy one!".

    The... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 146389

  43. The Republic.
    MacLEISH, Archibald - PLATO. The Republic.

    London & New York : 1911

    First edition thus, fifth impression. This is the student copy of the American poet Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), with his ink ownership to front free endpaper "Archibald MacLeish, 9 Vanderbilt," referencing the 1894-built Yale dormitory, Vanderbilt Hall, and a long question mark pencilled in the margin of p. 66. This is a wonderful association copy.

    From... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146275

  44. The Broken Ground.
    BERRY, Wendell. The Broken Ground.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To David Ignatow with much respect. - Wendell". This is a great association copy of Berry's first full-length collection.

    The recipient, David Ignatow (1914-1997), was a fellow American poet and editor, who taught at the University of Kentucky. Ignatow would... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 146280

  45. The Door in the Wall and other Stories.
    WELLS, H. G.; Alvin Langdon Coburn. The Door in the Wall and other Stories.

    London : [1915]

    First edition, the scarce British signed limited issue, number 15 of 60 copies signed by both Wells and Coburn, the handwritten limitation statement facing the half-title dated January 1915.

    Considered Wells's most disturbing and evocative work of speculative fiction, The Door in the Wall "deals with a favourite Wellsian theme: the intrusion... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 146197

  46. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, number 3 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling.

    "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born at Brown's Hotel in February... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 146209

  47. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

    London : 1898

    First and limited edition, number 5 of 30 copies printed on japon, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the half-title, "To Mr. and Mrs. Dal Young, from the author, in gratitude and regard. Oscar Wilde '98." Dalhousie Young (1866-1921), an English composer and pianist, had published a sympathetic pamphlet urging tolerance at the... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 145836

  48. The Land.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.

    London : 1926

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 44 of 125 copies printed on japon and signed by the author and the illustrator.

    This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the annual round of the Kentish farming year" (ODNB). It was critically... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145968

  49. Sapho.
    CROSBY, Harry (his copy); Alphonse Daudet. Sapho.

    Paris : [c.1903]

    Harry Crosby's copy of Daudet's cautionary romantic novel warning against a life of overt debauchery, with Crosby's pencil and ink underlinings to 116 pages of the text, including many passages that play upon the symbolism of the sun and the power of lust and desire in a man's life.

    In addition to being bound for Crosby this copy has several... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 144911

  50. The Earthsea Trilogy.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. The Earthsea Trilogy.

    London : 1971, 1972, 1973

    First UK editions, first impressions, a lovely and scarce presentation set with each volume inscribed by the author to Canadian writer Greg Gatenby, each dated 22 December 1994.

    Le Guin first explored the world of Earthsea in her 1964 short story "The World of Unbinding", and the three main novels were first published in the US in 1968, 1971,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 145205

  51. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.

    London : 1860

    Second edition, a superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to her fellow instructor at the Nightingale School: "Offered to John Croft Esq. with Florence Nightingale's sincerest joy at finding herself his fellow-worker in the Nurse-training business London 1873". Designated by Nightingale the Library Standard edition, this... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 144140

  52. A Day in the Life of President Johnson.
    MCNAMARA, Robert - BISHOP, Jim. A Day in the Life of President Johnson.

    New York : 1967

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to President Johnson's Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, inscribed on the initial blank "To Robert McNamara, This is the way I see the President, closeup. Sincerely, Jim Bishop. May 1967".

    Appointed Secretary of Defense in 1961 by President Kennedy, and retained by President... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 146300

  53. Mabel Martin.
    WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. Mabel Martin.

    Boston : 1876

    Third edition thus, inscribed on the front free endpaper verso by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1883) to his youngest daughter "Annie Allegra Longfellow on her twentieth birthday with her father's love. Nov. 8. 1875". This is a an attractive copy with a lovely association.

    The last of Longfelow's six children, Anne Longfellow... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 146006

  54. Columcille the Scribe.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Columcille the Scribe.

    Dublin : 2004

    Signed limited issue, number 124 of 150 copies signed by the author at the foot of the sheet. Heaney translated this Irish poem, the earliest known version of which is a 16th-century copy held at the Bodleian Library, to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy on 9 June 1997, which he then presented to the Academy on vellum in... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145994

  55. Beau Brummell.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Beau Brummell.

    New York : 1930

    Signed limited edition, number 91 of 550 copies only, signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title verso. This essay was first published in Nation and Athenaeum, 28 September 1929. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145936

  56. Giant Night.
    WALDMAN, Anne. Giant Night.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Giant Night was Waldman's third poetry collection. The total edition comprised 3,000 copies, of which 2,000 were issued in wrappers and 1,000 in cloth.

    Anne Waldman (b.1945) is an American writer, experimental poet, and lecturer connected to the Beat... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145792

  57. The Kemsley Manual of Journalism.
    FLEMING, Ian (contrib.) - GOMER BERRY, 1st Viscount Kemsley. The Kemsley Manual of Journalism.

    London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington : 1950

    First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Viscount Kemsley. The volume includes an essay by Ian Fleming, who was Kemsley's Foreign Manager from 1945 to 1959, entitled "Foreign News": "Foreign news is no more or less important than any other category of news, but it is more difficult and expensive to obtain, and our insularity makes... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145645

  58. The Chronicle of Clemendy.
    MACHEN, Arthur. The Chronicle of Clemendy.

    Carbonnek [London] : 1888

    First edition, number 217 of 250 copies, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "E. M. from A. M" with the recipient's subsequent gift inscription below "To Geoffrey D. Dobson from E. M. 1910". The Chronicle of Clemendy is Machen's first collection of short stories.

    This "heavily tongue-in-cheek collection was probably written to... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144957

  59. A Confederate General from Big Sur.
    BRAUTIGAN, Richard. A Confederate General from Big Sur.

    New York : 1964 [1965]

    First edition, first printing, of Brautigan's first published novel, signed by him on the title page and dated 17 June 1971. This characteristically surreal Brautigan excursion was actually quite closely based on the facts of a Beat pilgrimage to Big Sur in 1957-8 in the company of San Francisco character Price Dunn. Lee Mellon, the unforgettable central... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 144531

  60. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    London : 1937-39

    The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).

    "The... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143836

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