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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. Cook's Voyages.
    KIPPIS, A. Cook's Voyages.

    London : 1893

    An attractively bound copy of Kippis's account of Cook's voyages, first published in 1788. The standard contemporary life of Cook by "the leading biographer of his day", the work was "intended to give a well-balanced account of his life from birth to death, including his family and early years, and the capacities in which he was engaged prior to the... Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 136767

  2. A History of English Furniture.
    MACQUOID, Percy. A History of English Furniture.

    London : 1904-8

    First editions, first impressions, handsomely bound, of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture, the most comprehensive to date. Macquoid's four "ages" are still terms used today, and the books remain an essential reference guide for dealers and collectors of antique furniture. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136805

  3. The Complete Plays.
    MARLOWE, Christopher. The Complete Plays.

    New York : 1963

    First edition thus, an attractively printed work, handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The editor of this edition, Irving Ribner, was an American scholar whose works included The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare (1957), Patterns in Shakespearean Tragedy (1960) and Jacobean Tragedy (1962). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136658

  4. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
    TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.

    London : 1870

    Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).

    Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136324

  5. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette During the Revolution.
    WEBSTER, Nesta H. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette During the Revolution.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, first printing, of Webster's dual biography of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, from the calling of the Estates General to their executions. A handsome copy. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136804

  6. Napoleon and Josephine: The Rise of the Empire.
    GEER, Walter. Napoleon and Josephine: The Rise of the Empire.

    New York : 1924

    First edition, first printing, a handsomely bound copy. Walter Geer (1857-1937) wrote six volumes on the Bonaparte family and the French Revolutionary period after he retired as a terra cotta manufacturer in 1919. He was a life member of the New York Historical Society and secretary-general of the Society of Colonial Wars.

    Provenance: front... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136802

  7. Napoleon and Marie-Louise: The Fall of the Empire.
    GEER, Walter. Napoleon and Marie-Louise: The Fall of the Empire.

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing, handsomely bound. Walter Geer (1857-1937) wrote six volumes on the Bonaparte family and the French Revolutionary period after he retired as a terra cotta manufacturer in 1919. He was a life member of the New York Historical Society and secretary-general of the Society of Colonial Wars.

    Provenance: front free endpaper... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136801

  8. The Way of the World.
    CONGREVE, William. The Way of the World.

    London : 1928

    First edition thus, number 388 from a total edition of 875 copies on Japon Vellum. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 136728

  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132284

  10. Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.
    (LATIN POETRY.) WALKER, William Sidney (ed.) Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.

    London : 1828

    Second edition of Walker's useful anthology of Latin poetry, in a splendid contemporary binding, unsigned but resembling the work of Charles Lewis (1786-1836). Walker (1795-1846), though best remembered as a Shakespeare scholar, won a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, almost entirely on the strength of his classical knowledge. His Corpus was... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 118084

  11. Histoires naturelles.
    (TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de.) RENARD, Jules. Histoires naturelles.

    Paris : 1899

    Limited edition, number 84 of 100 numbered copies. Lautrec began his preliminary sketches in 1896, at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, but the lithographs were only executed in 1898. Publication was delayed by the author, displeased with the illustrations which did not illustrate the text in every instance. Though today it is seen as one of the most celebrated... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 97129

  12. Life on the Mississippi.
    TWAIN, Mark. Life on the Mississippi.

    London : 1883

    First edition, first issue, with March 1883 ads, preceding the first US edition by five days, and finely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134913

  13. The £1,000,000 Bank-Note.
    TWAIN, Mark. The £1,000,000 Bank-Note.

    London : 1893

    First UK edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. The US edition was published two weeks earlier. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 134914

  14. The American Claimant.
    TWAIN, Mark. The American Claimant.

    New York : 1892

    First edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134915

  15. Tom Sawyer Abroad.
    TWAIN, Mark. Tom Sawyer Abroad.

    London : 1894

    First UK edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Twain's sequel to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad lampoons adventure stories such as those of Jules Verne. The US edition was published earlier that year. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134916

  16. The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : [c.1989]

    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1844. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134808

  17. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1979

    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1837. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134809

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

    London : 1777

    The eighth 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
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 134471

  19. The Life of Samuel Johnson.
    BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

    London : 1793

    First octavo edition, the second overall, of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation" (ODNB). Boswell set about compiling his many thousands of notes after Johnson's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136108

  20. The Life and Works.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Life and Works.

    London : 1898-99

    Edition de Luxe, one of 1,050 sets. A particularly handsome set. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 134062

  21. Works.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. Works.

    London : 1885-8

    The Ashburton Edition. A handsome set of Carlyle's collected writings, incorporating all the major works, and his miscellaneous essays. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131171

  22. The Works.
    MARLOWE, Christopher. The Works.

    London : 1826

    First collected edition of Marlowe's plays. After two centuries where Marlowe had been practically forgotten and mostly out of print, the early 19th-century saw a flood of editions of Marlowe's works, building on the renewed interest engendered by the publication of Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets in 1808, in which he had commended... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 136072

  23. London.
    KNIGHT, Charles (ed.). London.

    London : [c.1850]

    A handsome set of this classic work. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134469

  24. The Memoirs.
    CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.

    [c.1920]

    Limited edition, one of 500 sets, printed on Louvain laid paper. The text consists of Arthur Machen's translation, first published in 1894, to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, alongside a supplement and a bibliography. Casanova's memoirs were not published in their full form until 1960. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 122490

  25. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.

    London : 1856-61

    First edition of the last three volumes, twelfth edition of the first two, which were originally published in 1848. A handsomely bound set of Macaulay's classic of Whig history. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 122492

  26. The Works.
    JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.

    Oxford : 1825

    A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122841

  27. Poems. New edition.
    ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. New edition.

    London : 1854

    Very smart pairing of these handsome editions, among the most lavishly produced of the century. Italy was originally published in two parts (1822 and 1828) but was so badly received that "Rogers destroyed the unsold copies, revised it carefully, engaged Turner and Stothard to illustrate it, and republished it in a handsome edition in 1830.... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 115101

  28. The Spectator.
    ADDISON, Joseph; Richard Steele; & others. The Spectator.

    London : 1827

    The Spectator was one of the first British periodicals, originally published daily in 1711 and 1712. Appealing to the growing numbers of middle class traders and shop keepers in London, Addison estimated it to have been read by a tenth of the city's population, primarily in coffee shops. The content was innovative and made the gentlemanly culture of... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 116024

  29. The Works.
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Works.

    London : 1854

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

    Stock Code: 116025

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. The Scarlet Letter.
    HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.

    1992

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1850. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98370

  36. 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

  37. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.
    (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND.) The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.

    London : 1645

    First edition. The Kirk's remonstrance professes allegiance to the crown, but calls on Charles I to repent before God for "shedding the blood of many thousands of your majesties best subjects, for your permitting the masse and other idolatory... for your not punishing of public scandals and much prophanes in and about your court, for the shutting of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135462

  38. Castles and Churches of the Crusading Kingdom.
    BOASE, T. S. R. Castles and Churches of the Crusading Kingdom.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this richly illustrated account of the crusader castles and churches of the Kingdom of Jerusalem (1099-1291). Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135304

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. Histoire de la Géographie.
    SAINT-MARTIN, Louis Vivien de. Histoire de la Géographie.

    Paris : 1873 & 1874

    First edition of Saint-Martin's study of geography's history.

    Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin (1802-1897) was a French geographer, historian and writer who also produced several works of history and a 25-volume translation of the works of Walter Scott. He "developed the taste for geographic knowledge, at a time when, in Paris, no one much cared... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 117631

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 134699

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. Journey Into Fear.
    AMBLER, Eric. Journey Into Fear.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 134239

  52. 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

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

    1993

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

    Stock Code: 133424

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

    London : 1778

    An attractive binding most probably executed by the esteemed bindery of the Edwards of Halifax; this is 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... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 133228

  55. Opera Oratoria.
    SCHOEPFLIN, Johann Daniel. Opera Oratoria.

    Augsburg : 1769

    First collected edition of these 23 "praises of Louis XV, uttered by Schoepflin as the Académie of Strasbourg's official speaker" (Hoefer), and which were first published between 1722 and 1746.

    Johann Daniel Schöpflin (1694-1771) was a professor of history, rhetoric and law at the University of Strasbourg. His teaching attracted a plethora... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 132961

  56. Pindari Carmina.
    PINDAR. Pindari Carmina.

    Oxford : 1808

    An attractive Oxford edition of Heyne's Pindar, first published in 1798. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 120553

  57. The Works.
    GRAY, Thomas. The Works.

    London : 1814

    First edition edited by Thomas James Mathias (1753-1835). "Mathias derived considerable knowledge of Thomas Gray from the Revd Norton Nicholls, on whose death in 1807 Mathias composed a letter of eulogy. Mathias was a beneficiary of Nicholls's will. In 1814 he published an edition of The Works of Thomas Gray in two quarto volumes, with substantial prose... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 135310

  58. A History of English Furniture.
    MACQUOID, Percy. A History of English Furniture.

    London : 1904-8

    First editions, first impressions, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture, the most comprehensive to date. Macquoid's four "ages" are still terms used today, and the books remain an essential reference guide for dealers and collectors of antique furniture. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135301

  59. 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

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