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  1. To Be Free.
    APTHEKER, Herbert. To Be Free.

    New York : 1968

    Second edition. First published in 1948; this edition with a new preface by the author. Inscribed on the half-title " Feb 1969 For Bobby Seale with best wishes Herbert Aptheker." Aptheker was an American Marxist historian and political activist. Seale was co-founder of the Black Panther Party which he formed with Huey Newton in 1966. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 60782

  2. Dangling Man.
    BELLOW, Saul. Dangling Man.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the first blank. A handsomely bound copy of Bellow's first novel. Learn More
    £1,675.00

    Stock Code: 41558

  3. An Argosy of Fables.
    BRANSOM, Paul (illus.); COOPER, Frederick Taber (ed.) An Argosy of Fables.

    New York : 1921

    Large paper edition, number 22 of 365 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 32201

  4. The Arrow of Gold.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Arrow of Gold.

    1919

    First English edition and first revised edition with corrections not incorporated in the American first edition. Signed "from Joseph Conrad 1919" on the half-title. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 48434

  5. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    DAHL, Roald. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed inscription to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 99107

  6. The Arabian Nights.
    DETMOLD, E. J. (illus.) The Arabian Nights.

    London : [1924]

    Signed limited edition, number 99 of 100 copies only signed by the artist. "On the strength of The Arabian Nights, Detmold could have become one of the greatest illustrators of fantasy and fairy stories" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, pp. 98). Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 30661

  7. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, limited issue. Number 310 of 310 copies only signed by the author; one of Faulkner's smallest limitations. Learn More
    £1,925.00

    Stock Code: 26303

  8. Flying Colours.
    FORESTER, C. S. Flying Colours.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the binder's front blank "To Mr. A. R. W. Robertson gratefully for kindness received in British Guinea, from C. S. Forester." Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 106985

  9. The Inheritors.
    GOLDING, William. The Inheritors.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page "For Michael Curtis with best wishes from William Golding." Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 85188

  10. The Bear Fell Free.
    GREENE, Graham. The Bear Fell Free.

    1935

    First Edition, First Impression. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 171. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 36910

  11. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.
    KENT, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.

    New York : 1926

    Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990), "Horwitt is best known for... Learn More
    £1,925.00

    Stock Code: 60017

  12. Of Human Bondage.
    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Of Human Bondage.

    New York : 1936

    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 483 of 751 copies signed by both author and artist. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915 and Maugham contributed a new foreword for this handsome illustrated edition. Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948) "was a draughtsmen, painter and etcher who was the Slade Professor of Fine Art at University... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117173

  13. The House at Pooh Corner.
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    Signed limited edition, large paper copy, number 85 of 350 copies signed by both the author and the illustrator. The House at Pooh Corner, the final Pooh book, was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 131996

  14. A Midsummer Nights Dreame.
    NASH, Paul (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Nights Dreame.

    London : 1924

    The Players' Shakespeare, limited to 106 copies, signed by the art editor Albert Rotherston, the illustrator Paul Nash, and the introduction writer Harley Granville-Barker. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 117387

  15. East of the Sun West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.) East of the Sun West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North.

    London : [1914]

    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 114031

  16. In Powder and Crinoline.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline.

    London : [1913]

    Signed limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 45, signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117368

  17. Aesop's Fables.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); AESOP. Aesop's Fables.

    London : 1912

    First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, and first edition of this translation; number 1,071 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... Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 115168

  18. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    London : 1906

    First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 134784

  19. The Vicar of Wakefield.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London : 1929

    Signed limited edition, one of 575 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 20927

  20. Grimm's Fairy Tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM Brothers. Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    New York : 1909

    Large paper copy, signed by the artist to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 124151

  21. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.

    London : 1917

    Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the artist, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by the artist bound in at the back. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 102175

  22. Undine.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); LA MOTTE-FOUQUÉ, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de. Undine.

    London : 1909

    Signed limited edition, number 464 of 1000 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 101815

  23. The Tempest.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest.

    London : 1926

    First Rackham edition. With a signed presentation inscription from the author and his wife to the half-title "To May from Edyth and Arthur Rackham Christmas 1926" alongside an original ink drawing of Ariel by the artist. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130882

  24. The Compleat Angler.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler.

    1931

    Signed limited edition, one of 775 copies of which this is number 662 signed by Rackham. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 47610

  25. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 588 of 1,130 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 111922

  26. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 890 of 1,030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 94954

  27. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 78965

  28. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 166 of 1,030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 61468

  29. Bill The Minder.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath. Bill The Minder.

    London : 1912

    Signed limited edition, one of 380 copies, of which this number 167 signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 18290

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