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(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) JONSON, Ben. Volpone: or the Fox.
London : 1898First Beardsley edition, deluxe issue copy, being number 29 of 100 copies printed on japon and specially bound in full vellum, with a further 1,000 copies on art paper also issued and bound in blue cloth. In November 1897 Beardsley was commissioned to produce the artwork for a deluxe edition of Volpone, with 24 illustrations including a frontispiece,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137872
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,
Westminster : 1893-4First edition, deluxe issue, number 101 of 300 sets printed on large Dutch handmade paper. The classic combination of Aubrey Beardsley's distinctive drawings and the Arthurian legend, and one of the most iconic books of the fin de siècle.
The young Beardsley was a regular at London's antiquarian book shops, where he forged a friendship with shop... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 134558
(BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136158
(BRANGWYN, Frank.) FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
London & Edinburgh : 1919Deluxe edition, limited to 350 unnumbered copies. Rubáiyáts with Brangwyn's illustrations were published from 1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by the artist hitherto unpublished. The text is that of the first edition of 1859. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 138906
(BROCK, C. E.) IRVING, Washington. The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall.
London : 1906First Brock edition, in the publisher's deluxe vellum, and the first edition of the text in this format, amalgamating sections of Irving's Sketch Book (1819) and Bracebridge Hall (1822). Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 132488
(CHARLES, Ray.) ADAMS, Joe. Yes Indeed!
Guildford : 2009First edition, deluxe issue. Number 144 of 500 copies signed by Joe Adams, with an original Ray Charles business card, three photographic prints of Charles with Adams embossed stamp, housed in a printed envelope, all in a separate drawer in the slipcase. Together with the original prospectus. From the total edition of 2,500 copies. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 51095
(COLE, Herbert.) COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
London : 1900First edition, deluxe issue, number 1 of 200 copies. Herbert Cole (1867-1930) provided artwork for numerous books in the Edwardian era, with his illustrations showing the influence of Walter Crane, Edward Burne-Jones and the pre-Raphaelites. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 126960
(DETMOLD, E. J.) The Arabian Nights.
London : First Detmold edition. This is one of the finest of all illustrated editions of the Arabian Nights and an impressive specimen from the golden age of deluxe illustrated books. It is uncommon to find the book with the original box preserved. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130344
(FABERGÉ.) BAINBRIDGE, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe issue, one of 350 copies, 250 of which were released in the UK; a further 1,750 cloth-bound copies were also issued. A richly illustrated account of Fabergé's life and work, written by the manager of the jewellery firm's London shop. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140394
(FLORENCE PRESS.) KEATS, John. The Poems.
London : 1915First edition thus, number one of 250 copies on unbleached Arnold paper, a notably attractive copy in the less commonly found deluxe vellum binding. The handsomely produced collection is edited by Sidney Colvin (18451927), a noted curator and Keats scholar, who published several editions of Keats's poem and letters, and, in 1917, his major biography,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139533
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Gay Roots.
San Francisco : 1991-3First edition, first printing, Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe signed limited issue, letters B and Z of 26 specially bound copies signed by Leyland, these volumes additionally signed by Leyland on the title pages and deriving from his personal collection. There were also 300 unsigned cloth copies, the vast majority of which were sold to libraries.
Winston... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 123228
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) GINSBERG, Allen, & Peter Orlovsky. Straight Hearts' Delight.
San Francisco : 1980First edition, first printing, letter O of 26 specially bound copies signed by Ginsberg and Orlovsky. This is publisher and editor Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe issue, additionally signed by him on the title page, and with two unpublished autograph letters signed from Ginsberg to Leyland laid in. The first letter, dated 26 November 1982,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 123246
(GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water Babies.
London : 1909First Goble edition, deluxe issue, one of 260 unnumbered copies printed on large paper and bound in vellum. "Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volumes in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley. Containing... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138796
(HEFNER, Hugh.) The Twentieth Anniversary Playboy Cartoon Album.
New York : 1974First edition, first printing, in the deluxe sheep binding; Hugh Hefner's own copy of this Playboy anthology which he edited and for which he contributed the introduction, with his posthumous bookplate to the front pastedown. A trade edition in cloth and jacket was also issued. Following the death of Hefner in 2017, his library was sold with proceeds... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 141796
(HUXLEY, Aldous.) Bromer, David J. Aun Aprendo.
Boston : 2011Signed limited edition, number 11 of 50 copies signed by the bibliographer David Bromer. Aun Aprendo (the name taken from the commencement speech that Huxley gave at the progressive Happy Valley School in California in 1951) is the most detailed and comprehensive bibliography of Huxley's writings; this deluxe signed edition was designed by Roderick... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140285
(KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) DEFOE, Daniel. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner.
London : 1929First Kauffer edition, signed limited issue, number 30 of 35 copies signed by Kauffer, printed on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper, and bound in quarter morocco, aside from 500 numbered copies unsigned on normal paper and bound in cloth. This deluxe signed issue is rare, with only two copies recorded at auction in the past 70 years. Kauffer was born... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122649
(NONESUCH PRESS.) MILTON, John. Poems in English: Miscellaneous Poems, Paradise Regain'd & Samson Agonistes. [Together with:] Paradise Lost.
London : 1926First Nonesuch Press edition, number 14 of 90 deluxe issue copies on Oxford India Paper bound in one volume in full vellum. This attractively printed edition is illustrated with black and white reproductions of William Blake's remarkable visual interpretations of Milton's poetical works, accompanied by notes on the illustrations. Though individual suites... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139550
(PAUL, Evelyn.) Aucassin and Nicolete.
London : First Evelyn Paul edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 117 of 125 copies signed by the illuminator Evelyn Paul, and bound in decorated full vellum. Paul's designs are based on the decoration of mediaeval manuscripts, a fine accompaniment for Michael West's translation of the French tale, composed around the late 12th to early 13th century. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139446
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
London : Deluxe edition, issued unsigned and without statement of limitation. This edition is a revision of the 1906 edition, with an entirely new setting of type, a new coloured frontispiece, and seven full-page black and white drawings not in the earlier edition. The plates are distributed throughout, not gathered at the end as in the 1906 edition. The edition... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 112982
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
London : 1907Fourth impression, in a publisher's deluxe binding not noted by Latimore and Haskell or Riall, though it appears to be the binding described as "rough Persian" advertised by Hodder & Stoughton in the trade press in time for Christmas 1907. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112932
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco.
New York : 1925Deluxe edition, number 78 of 105 copies signed by the author. Unlike many of Rackham's deluxe editions this one was not signed by him, nor was it issued in the UK in a deluxe version. This is the rarest of all Rackham limited editions. Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 113178
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, The Brothers. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
London : 1917Deluxe signed limited issue, number 21 of 525 copies signed by the illustrator and with an extra plate signed by Rackham in its original printed envelope, tipped in at rear. The plate is a repeat of the one facing p. 178 ("He hurried away with long strides"). Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125959
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
London : 1917Deluxe edition, number 505 of 525 copies signed by the artist; with the extra plate signed by Rackham (in its original printed envelope), a repeat of that facing p. 178 ("He hurried away with long strides"). Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 113145
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt.
London : 1936Deluxe edition, number 6 of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham 36"), showing Peer Gynt being swarmed by the trolls and surrounded by anthropomorphic trees. Describing his... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135675
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.
London : 1905Signed limited edition, number 26 of 250 copies signed by the artist. This copy also includes a charming original pen and ink portrait of Rip van Winkle by Rackham, dated 17 July 1918. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the leading illustrator of lavishly... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 123180
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.
London : 1905Signed limited edition, number 137 of 250 copies signed by the artist. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the leading illustrator of lavishly produced gift books in the Edwardian era. In March 1905 Rackham's originals were exhibited at the Leicester Galleries,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 112975
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) MARTINEAU, Harriet. Feats on the Fjord.
London : 1899First edition featuring Rackham's illustrations, this copy in the more deluxe leather binding, was also issued in blue cloth. Part of the series of The Temple Classics For Young People. Learn More£110.00
Stock Code: 113061
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.
London : 1932Deluxe edition, number 318 of 570 copies signed by the artist. With a delightful original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated "Arthur Rackham 1932") on the limitation leaf, depicting the twelve year old Gluck opening the window to Southwest Wind, Esquire. Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 113250
(ROLLING STONES.) MANKOWITZ, Gered. I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive.
Guildford : 1998First edition, first impression. Limited to 950 copies. This is one of the 100 deluxe copies signed by Gered Mankowitz but comes without the photographic print as issued. Together with the original prospectus. A complete archive of Mankowtz's Rolling Stones contact sheets, taken from 1965 - 69, 3000 images. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 114867
(ROLLING STONES.) SYKES, Christopher Simon. The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas 1975.
Guildford : 2006Signed limited edition, number 29 of 2,500 copies signed by the photographer Christopher Simon Sykes and the Rolling Stones tour manager Peter Rudge; this is one of 350 deluxe copies bound in full leather (the rest of the edition bound in quarter leather), with an additional photographic print of Mick Jagger signed by Sykes and a facsimile of the "Starship"... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141063
(ROYCROFTERS.) WILDE, Oscar, & Elbert Hubbard (ed.) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
East Aurora, NY : 1905First Roycrofters edition, number 19 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum, signed by Hubbard, and inscribed on the first blank "To Margaret Scott, Royal Roycrofter, with all kind wishes from her Uncle, Elbert Hubbard".
The recipient, the actress, poet, and playwright Margaret Scott Oliver (1879-1930), was not in fact Hubbard's niece. Settled in the arts... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142011
(UNWIN, T. Fisher, pub.) WATSON, William, Frédéric Mistral, A. Mary F. Robinson, Robert Burns, Katherine Tynan, & José Echegaray. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]
London : 1890-95The publisher's retained first copies of the rare deluxe japon issue of seven titles in Unwin's Cameo Series, each copy number 1 of 30 numbered copies only printed on japon vellum, three signed by the publisher on the colophon; all from the personal library of Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935).
Unwin's Cameo series of poetry was a distinctively packaged... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125995
BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.
Clairvaux, Jura, France : 1954First edition thus, deluxe issue in full morocco, number 56 of 1,600 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, watermarked with his monogram. Of the 1,600 copies, 800 went to the UK and US respectively, this being part of the former issue; a further 26 were retained by the publisher. This colour facsimile, painstakingly produced... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136953
BLAKE, William. The Book of Ahania.
Clairvaux : 1973First edition thus, copy XXIX of 32 deluxe copies in full morocco, each containing an original guide-sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of plates showing the progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 808 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that bused by Blake. The heroine of one of Blake's... Learn More£1,525.00
Stock Code: 115043
BLAKE, William. There is No Natural Religion.
Clairvaux : 1972First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus' copy, number 1 of 540 copies this, from a total edition of 616 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This deluxe copy derives from the publisher's archive, from the estate of Trianon Press's founder and publisher Arnold Fawcus. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 115026
BOWIE, David, & Geoff MacCormick. From Station to Station. Travels with Bowie 1973-1976.
Guildford : 2007First edition, number 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by Bowie and MacCormack, and with the additional portrait of Bowie signed by MacCormack in the printed envelope.
This richly illustrated work documents the three years MacCormack spent writing, recording, performing, living and travelling with David Bowie. The book presents photographs and items... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139485
BOWIE, David, & Mick Rock. Moonage Daydream.
Guildford : 2002Signed limited edition, number 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, with an additional photograph of Bowie signed by Mick Rock and specially bound, from a total edition of 2,500 copies. "Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139483
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
CARROLL, Lewis. Rhyme? And Reason?
London : 1883First edition. Presentation copy in the deluxe binding, inscribed by the author to Joanna de Morlot Pollock on the half-title, with a six line acrostic poem that spells "Joanna": "Joa Pollack from the Author: in memory of an Awful Afternoon.
Joy was what we hoped to meet,
On that dreary day;
And we sought her in the street -
Never resting... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 108891
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.
London : First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War. The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations, was produced upon the completion of the Second World War series, which Churchill had published in six volumes between 1948 and 1954.... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140950
COOK, Theodore Andrea. The Cruise of the Branwen.
London : 1908First edition, privately published in May 1908 and preceding the trade edition of October, here the author's own copy, with the later presentation inscription facing half-title "from Hans Rommel to his friend Mr. S. C. Gilmour in remembrance of the years which we spent together on the staff of the field this book out of the library of its late editor,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141845
COZZENS, Freder ic S. (illus.) Yachts and Yachting.
New York : 1887First edition, deluxe issue, number 105 of 250 large-paper copies, also published in the United Kingdom sometime the same year under the title American Yachts and Yachting, the American edition with likely priority, and preferred on the basis of the author's nationality. "Contains a history of American yachting from the early days of the New York Yacht... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 112618
CRANE, Stephen. The Black Riders and Other Lines.
Boston : 1895First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117295
CURTIS-BENNETT, Noel. The Food of the People, being The History of Industrial Feeding.
London : 1949First 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
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
DICKENS, Charles. The Life of Our Lord
London : 1934First edition in book form, first impression, in the scarce publisher's deluxe leather binding with the dust jacket, printed on japon. The History of Jesus Christ was written by Dickens for his children between 1846 and 1849, and the author later claimed that the book was "an inseparable part of their earliest remembrances" (see Letters,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 138148
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First 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£4,000.00
Stock Code: 138130
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First 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
DULAC, Edmund. Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z.
London : 1908 First edition, portfolio issue. This deluxe edition is one of about 160 copies and was issued in 1909 (although the imprint states 1908), a year after the trade edition. It is in a much larger format than the standard edition and is extremely scarce. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102465