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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. 141474
    OMAN, Charles Philip Austin Eastwards, or Realities of Indian Life.

    London : 1864

    First edition of this evocative novel following the Templemore family from England to Bengal during the last days of Company rule, from the calm when 'the first faint mutterings of the storm which was to dash the crazy fabric of British power' were barely felt, to the whirlwind of Rebellion. A handsomely bound presentation copy, warmly inscribed by... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141474

  2. The Arts Club.
    ROGERS, G. A. F. The Arts Club.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author and publisher on the front free endpaper: "Presented to the Arts Club by G. A. F. Rogers and J. Truslove". The book charts the history of the Arts Club from its foundation in 1863. It includes detailed histories of the Club's premises at Hanover Square and Dover Street, and... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 141029

  3. Quest Under Capricorn.
    ATTENBOROUGH, David. Quest Under Capricorn.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression of Attenborough's visit to the Nothern Territory of Australia. Signed by Attenborough on the title page. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140507

  4. A Season in Hell.
    (MAPPLETHORPE, Robert.) RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.

    [New York] : 1986

    First 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

  5. The Works.
    SHAW, Bernard. The Works.

    London : 1930–38

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered set of which this is number 377. This set inscribed by Shaw on the limitation page in Volume 1: "and is inscribed to obliterated by G. Bernard Shaw". Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 138139

  6. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
    SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]

    London : 1940-70

    All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136481

  7. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    New York : 1935

    Signed limited edition, number 868 of 1,500 copies signed by Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell, the original Alice. With the publisher's promotional leaflet loosely inserted. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139136

  8. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) [BARHAM, Richard Harris.] The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.

    London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 377 of 560 copies signed by Rackham, one of 500 for sale in England. Rackham's previous illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, published in 1898, had no deluxe signed issue. For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 138803

  9. The Novels.
    RICHARDSON, Samuel. The Novels.

    New York : 1901

    The Edition de Bibliophile set, one of 20 limited edition subscription copies only, printed on handmade Japanese vellum, and published ad hominem. Each volume is signed by the publishers on the limitation page and several of the hand-coloured plates are signed by the colourists. Volume 1 features an original dry-point etching by Jean Paleologue, a Romanian... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138225

  10. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    London : 1913-38

    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 127234

  11. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    KAYE, John William. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.

    London : 1854

    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 111720

  12. Enrico Caruso.
    KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.

    Boston : 1922

    First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
    Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132883

  13. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    New York : 1935

    Signed limited edition, number 1,321 of 1,500 copies signed by Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell, the original Alice. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137073

  14. 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

  15. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  16. Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting;
    WINSOR, W. & H. C. Newton. Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting;

    London : 1843

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton." The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission in 1867 showed 135 paintings... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 118578

  17. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First US edition, signed limited edition, number 44 of 537 copies signed by the author, of which 525 were for sale. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 117542

  18. The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes.
    HARDY, Thomas. The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes.

    New York & London : [1915]

    The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining The Well-Beloved and A Group... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 115614

  19. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,
    HALFORD, Frederick. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,

    [1910]

    Limited deluxe edition, number 44 of 75 copies signed by the author, Volume 2 comprising The Halford Dry Fly Patterns, with 33 actual specimens of dry flies in 9 sunken mounts. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 111941

  20. Prometheus' Daughter.
    [ABBOTT, Sir James.] Prometheus' Daughter.

    London : 1861

    First and only edition, inscribed "To Baron & Baroness Brantsen, o. d. Zyss, With kindest remembrances and best wishes from the author's wife. Christmas 1868, Richmond House" on the initial blank. Sir James Abbott (1807-1896) was an army officer and colonial administrator best remembered for his success in pacifying the tribal regions of the North West... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 111566

  21. The Writings.
    TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.

    New York : 1922

    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be completed. This set includes... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 107494

  22. Undine.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) 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. Lieutenant Hornblower.
    FORESTER, C. S. Lieutenant Hornblower.

    London : 1952

    First edition, third impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 87847

  24. Randall and the River of Time.
    FORESTER, C. S. Randall and the River of Time.

    London : 1951

    First edition, second impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 87852

  25. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.
    BLATCHFORD, Mary Edgecumbe. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.

    Boston and New York : 1898 and October 1906

    First editions, both inscribed by the author (the second work being the dedication copy) to Caroline Nelson Russell, "with the author's love" on the first blanks, with "Cambridge, June 9, 1905" in the first work, and "Cambridge, October 6, 1906" in the second work. The Story of Little Jane and Me bears M. E. Blatchford's own bookplate, making this her... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 83337

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