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Leather Bound Books

Handsome leather-bound classic works of literature and multi-volume sets of complete works, by authors including Dickens, Disney, Kerouac and Yeats.

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  1. The Works.
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Works.

    London : 1854

    First Cunningham edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 116025

  2. The Life of Napoleon.
    ABBOTT, John Stevens Cabot. The Life of Napoleon.

    London : 1860

    First edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118706

  3. Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart.
    WROTTESLEY, George. Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart.

    London : 1873

    First edition of "the main published source for Burgoyne's long and distinguished career. Most of Burgoyne's correspondence, held in the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, was included in this biography" (Bruce). Virtually all of the first volume is concerned with Burgoyne's distinguished service with Wellington in the Peninsula. He also served under... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 118104

  4. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
    NOLHAC, Pierre de, and others. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.

    Paris : 1897-1906

    First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 111444

  5. A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March, 1809.
    WARDLE, Gwyllym Lloyd. A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March, 1809.

    London : 1809

    First edition of the report which provoked one of the great scandals of the Georgian era, at the height of the war with France. Wardle initially served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. After becoming member of Parliament for Okehampton in 1807 he quickly developed an interest in corruption in the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 113701

  6. The Complete Psychological Works.
    FREUD, Sigmund. The Complete Psychological Works.

    London : 1975

    A complete set of the Hogarth Press's Standard Edition. This is the most authoritative collection of the psychoanalytical works of Freud, edited by James Strachey, a former student of Freud's and member of the Bloomsbury Group Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133926

  7. Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
    ORWELL, George. Keep the Aspidistra Flying.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 135765

  8. The Outsider.
    CAMUS, Albert. The Outsider.

    London : 1998

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1942. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 107159

  9. Burmese Days.
    ORWELL, George. Burmese Days.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition (first published in the US in the previous year), first impression, of Orwell's second book and first novel. Orwell's book, the result of five years service as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma 1922-7, was initially rejected by Gollancz amid concerns that this caustic critique of colonialism might be considered... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135781

  10. Ulysses.
    JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    London : 1937

    A handsomely bound copy of the first UK trade edition of Ulysses. The novel was first published in Paris in 1922, and was preceded in the UK only by John Lane's limited edition of 1,000 copies in 1936. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135397

  11. The Life of Nelson.
    SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson.

    London : 1813

    First edition, first issue with page 258 of volume two misnumbered as 852. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young in his words, a 'patriotic manual'. He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy'" (Knight, The Pursuit of Victory,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 115173

  12. The Golden Age Of Sail
    BOWEN, Frank C. The Golden Age Of Sail

    London : 1925

    Limited edition, number 617 of 1,500 copies. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 125651

  13. Old English Sporting Books.
    NEVIL, Ralph. Old English Sporting Books.

    London : 1924

    Limited to 1,500 numbered copies of which this is number 248. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 125650

  14. Following the Equator.
    TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator.

    Hartford, Connecticut : 1897

    First edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. This copy with the favoured single Hartford imprint, and the signature mark 11 at p. 161. Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. His solution was to undertake a tour of the British Empire, ensuring an enthusiastic... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134919

  15. The Letters.
    TWAIN, Mark. The Letters.

    New York and London : 1917

    First edition of Twain's letters, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. This copy was part of a deluxe limited issue of 350 copies with uncut edges and paper labels, although now rebound and trimmed. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134922

  16. The Spy Who Loved Me.
    FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. The Spy Who Loved Me is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134789

  17. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    (BROCK, Charles Edmund.) DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1930

    First Brock-illustrated edition, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 134812

  18. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.

    New York : 1905

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134762

  19. African Game Trails.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails.

    New York : 1910

    First trade edition, first printing. Absenting himself from politics for a year, Roosevelt set off on an elaborate hunting trip to gather specimens for the Smithsonian. The huge party, including over 250 porters and guides, was partly underwritten by Scribner's who gave Roosevelt a 50,000 commission for a series of 12 articles on the safari which form... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 134769

  20. St. Ives.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. St. Ives.

    London : 1898

    First UK edition, of Stevenson's unfinished novel, originally published in the US the preceding year, which was completed in 1898 by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 134634

  21. Journey Into Fear.
    AMBLER, Eric. Journey Into Fear.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 134239

  22. The Dark Frontier.
    AMBLER, Eric. The Dark Frontier.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 134240

  23. Marriage Poems.
    HOLLANDER, John, (ed.) Marriage Poems.

    1993

    A handsome leather bound volume of Marriage Poems. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 133424

  24. Love Poems.
    WASHINGTON, Peter (ed.) Love Poems.

    London : 1993

    A handsome leather bound volume of love poems which includes poems by Donne, Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, Emily Dickinson and Baudelaire. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 133422

  25. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune,
    LENNOX, Charlotte. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune,

    London : 1778

    The ninth edition, first published in 1755 in 3 volumes and subsequently expanded to 5, of this much republished account of one of Henry the Great's main advisers.
    Charlotte Lennox (c.17301804), was a Scottish novelist and writer, best known today for her second novel The Female Quixote, or, The Adventures of Arabella (1752), an imitation... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 133228

  26. A Book of Romantic Ballads.
    (BALLADS.) A Book of Romantic Ballads.

    London : 1901

    First edition of this collection, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 120573

  27. The Works in Prose and Verse.
    HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.

    London : 1919-26

    The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 132753

  28. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton.
    WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton.

    London : 1900

    A handsomely bound copy of the Natural History of Selbourne, part of the Library of English Classics. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132541

  29. The Christopher Robin Story Book.
    MILNE, A. A. The Christopher Robin Story Book.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of verse and stories featuring Christopher Robin. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 131997

  30. The Plays.
    GALSWORTHY, John. The Plays.

    London : 1929

    First collected edition. Inscribed by the author on the original front free endpaper "Inscribed with every good wish by John Galsworthy, April 1930"; with a pencilled notation for the binder "preserve". Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132028

  31. Lost Horizon.
    HILTON, James. Lost Horizon.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of the book that introduced Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery located high in the mountains of Tibet. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131008

  32. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    (ALDIN, Cecil). DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1910

    First edition thus, first impression. The Dickensian reviewed Cecil's edition upon publication, noting that "Aldin has very wisely chosen to illustrate the book throughout, and although it makes two large volumes, no one will regret that, considering the wealth of pictures it contains" (p. 322). Cecil Aldin was "identified with clever work in colour... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 130775

  33. [The Works.]
    WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]

    London : 1908

    First collected edition of Wilde's works, one of 1,000 unnumbered sets on handmade paper. The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author, in some cases with additional matter here published for the first time. The copyright of The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 130801

  34. The Complete Short Stories; [together with:] The Collected Plays [and:] The Selected Novels.
    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Complete Short Stories; [together with:] The Collected Plays [and:] The Selected Novels.

    London : 1961-65

    An attractive set of Maugham's collected works, with three volumes each of stories, plays and novels. The books are later editions, with the collected short stories first published in 1951, the plays in 1931, and the novels in 1953. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 130862

  35. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original parts, in the rare primary publisher's trade binding of plum coloured full morocco. Upon completion of the publication in parts, Chapman and Hall issued The Pickwick Papers in book form in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and the present full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326). They... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 130554

  36. The Selected Works.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Selected Works.

    New York : 1896-7

    A handsomely bound set of the first authorized collected edition of Darwin's works. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 129945

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

    London : 1913

    A handsomely bound copy of the first trade edition. Unusually, the trade edition of Mother Goose is an entirely different setting of type from the deluxe, with a smaller type area and the illustrations mostly reduced in size. The colour plates are printed within a cream border directly on white paper rather than mounted, all except the Mother Goose... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 129727

  38. The Springtide of Life Poems of Childhood
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles The Springtide of Life Poems of Childhood

    London : 1918

    First trade edition, first impression. Reviewed contemporaneously 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, p. 19). Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 129607

  39. Faust.
    (NERVAL Gérard de, trans.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.

    Paris : 1904

    Limited edition, number 11 of 15 copies printed on japon with the plates in three states (printed in black on japon, bistre on chine, and blue). 15 copies were also printed on papier de chine, 40 on Watham paper, and 350 in a standard trade issue. Nerval's translation of Goethe's epic play was first published in 1828, Goethe commenting that "this French... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129609

  40. Journal of The Discovery of The Source of The Nile.
    SPEKE, John Hanning. Journal of The Discovery of The Source of The Nile.

    New York & London : 1864

    First edition, first printing. An attractively bound copy. Learn More
    £695.00

    Stock Code: 129565

  41. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung.
    MORRIS, William. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung.

    London : 1877

    First edition of Morris's Icelandic epic, his longest and most ambitious poem. Although dated 1877 this work was issued in November 1876. He had published a prose translation, in collaboration with Eirikr Magnusson, in 1870, though this edition presents the first appearance of his solo poetic treatment of the epic. "This four-book narrative in resounding... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129025

  42. The Private Correspondence.
    WEBSTER, Daniel. The Private Correspondence.

    Boston : 1857

    First edition of Webster's correspondence, in an attractive binding. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) served as Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tylor and Millard Fillmore, one of only two individuals to serve under three presidents. He was the chief negotiator for the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the boundary... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 128754

  43. The Food of the People, being The History of Industrial Feeding.
    CURTIS-BENNETT, Noel. The Food of the People, being The History of Industrial Feeding.

    London : 1949

    First edition, deluxe limited issue, number 51 of 100 copies, presented to Eric Simonds by the directors of Peter Merchant Ltd, with their numbered presentation bookplate. A highly attractive copy of this study of the history of the feeding of employees in the workplace, from the middle ages to the factory canteen. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 128771

  44. A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485.
    DOYLE, James E. A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485.

    London : 1864

    First edition of this landmark work, "the first book with original work printed in colour expressly designed for the original text" (Muir, p. 158). A Chronicle of England demonstrates "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful" (Slythe, p. 28). Indeed, in the designer, Edmund... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 128691

  45. Four Books of Choice Old Scotish Ballads, MDCCCXXIII-MDCCCXLIV.
    STEVENSON, Thomas George (ed.) Four Books of Choice Old Scotish Ballads, MDCCCXXIII-MDCCCXLIV.

    Edinburgh : 1868

    First collected edition, one of 155 unnumbered copies printed for private circulation. The four books were respectively published in 1823, 1824, 1827 and 1844, all in a very small print run, with this being the second printing of each.
    With the tipped-in bookplate produced by the Scottish artist Katherine Cameron (1874-1965) for her husband Arthur... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 127672

  46. A New Voyage Round the World.
    DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage Round the World.

    Edinburgh : 1810

    A most attractive copy of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, first published in 1724, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222). Howgego remarks... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 127590

  47. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
    LOFTING, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    New York : 1920

    First edition, first printing, of the first title in the Doctor Dolittle series. Though born in England, Lofting settled in Connecticut and had his first book published in New York. The book is attractively illustrated with his own naïve pen-and-ink drawings. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127454

  48. The Preceptor: containing A General Course of Education.
    (JOHNSON, Samuel.) [DODSLEY, Robert] The Preceptor: containing A General Course of Education.

    London : 1783

    Eighth edition of this popular 18th-century epitome of contemporary learning, first published in 1748. Robert Dodsley compiled the work, though it is perhaps most notable for its preface by Samuel Johnson, who also contributed "The Vision of Theodore", a moralist allegory of human life, which Johnson is reputed by Boswell to have thought "the best thing... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127217

  49. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students.
    McKERROW, Ronald. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students.

    Oxford : 1928

    First edition, second impression with corrections, following the first impression of the previous year. An attractively bound copy of this classic primer in bibliography, which held its place for the next half century as the key beginner's text in the field, and remains widely consulted to this day. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 126843

  50. The Works.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Works.

    New York : 1924

    The Canterbury edition. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 126125

  51. The Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour.
    GUEULLETTE, Thomas-Simon. The Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour.

    London : 1893

    First Smithers edition, one of five copies printed on Japanese vellum. Originally published in 1715 as Mille et un quarts d'heure, contes tartares, these stories - referred to by Smithers as "very lively, ingenious, and entertaining imitations of the 'Arabian Nights'" - were the work of the lawyer, bibliophile and prolific compiler of tales,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 126130

  52. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes.
    GERARDE, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes.

    London : 1633

    First edition of Johnson's enlarged version of the herbalist's major work, first published in 1597. Thomas Johnson (c.1595-1644), the London apothecary who was already a botanical writer of some note by 1633, sensibly marked his additions and major alterations to the first edition, making it possible to distinguish the revisions from the original. His... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 125719

  53. In Quest of the Holy Graal.
    EVANS, Sebastian. In Quest of the Holy Graal.

    London : 1898

    First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 125244

  54. [Dance to the Music of Time:]
    POWELL, Anthony. [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    London : 1951-75

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete series of 12 novels in Powell's celebrated novel sequence, with a postcard signed by the author tipped into A Buyer's Market. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 125257

  55. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America.
    SABIN, Joseph. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America.

    New York : [1967]

    An attractively bound set of Sabin's monumental bibliography, compressing the original 29 volumes into two through fitting eight of the original pages onto each page. The bibliography, originally printed from 1868 to 1939, was begun by Sabin, continued by Wilberforce Eames, and finished by Robert Vail. It is the most extensive bibliography of Americana... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 123947

  56. The Works... In two volumes.
    LAMB, Charles [& Mary.] The Works... In two volumes.

    London : 1818

    First edition, dedicated to "My dear Coleridge" and issued by the Olliers, publishers of Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt. "Life at the East India Company seems to have become easier for Lamb in the middle of the decade. In 1816 his salary went up, and his duties diminished (though these always fluctuated with the contingencies of trade). The... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 123293

  57. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns.
    JAMESON, Anna. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns.

    London : 1831

    First edition. Anna Jameson (1794-1860) has been seen by some modern commentators as a proto-feminist due to her extensive writings on women; however, the present work presents a distinctly negative vision of women in power, as clearly stated in the preface: "it remains a question how far the feminine character may be so modified by education, as to... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 123296

  58. Shakespeare's England.
    WINTER, William. Shakespeare's England.

    New York and London : 1892

    Limited edition, one of 250 unnumbered copies, finely printed with wide margins. Unique extra-illustrated copy with five original unsigned watercolours and fine pen-and-ink sketches, showing charming scenes of Stratford and other sites linked to Shakespeare's life. Winter's account of the landmarks and rustic architecture of Shakespeare's country was... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 123301

  59. Wessex Tales.
    HARDY, Thomas. Wessex Tales.

    London : 1888

    First edition in book form. An attractively bound copy of this collection of five stories, including The Withered Arm, which were previously published in serial form. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123136

  60. Underwoods.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Underwoods.

    Portland, Maine : 1900

    First Mosher edition, number 20 of 100 copies printed on japon paper, with an additional 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. The printer, Thomas Mosher, was a major contributor to the American private press movement. A finely printed and bound copy, which was first published in 1887. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 122918

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