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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... 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1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by the artist hitherto unpublished.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
(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
(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
(KLIMT, Gustav.) EISLER, Max. Dernière gerbe.
Vienna : 1931First edition, first printing, number V of 20 "cuir doré" deluxe copies. This spectacular portfolio preserves six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War.
The total edition comprised 500 numbered copies, issued in French, German, and English. Of these, 150 copies were printed in French, of which 20 copies... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 140713
(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
(PENGUIN CLASSICS.) FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
London : 2006Limited edition, number 658 of 1,000 copies, the binding designed by filmmaker and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood. To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Penguin Classics the firm commissioned five prominent artists to design bindings for limited runs of influential books previously published in the series. Tender is the Night was first... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 134833
(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
(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... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125995
ASHENDENE PRESS: ECCLESIASTICUS. The Wisdom of Jesus, The Son of Sirach, Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus.
Chelsea : 1932First Ashendene edition, one of 328 copies printed in red and black Subiaco type on Batchelor handmade paper; a further 25 were printed on vellum. "Booksellers continually declare the Ashendene Ecclesiasticus to be the finest book from the private presses A. D. Power stated 'in my humble opinion it is one of the most satisfactory of the books of the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121634
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Under the Hill,
London : 1904First edition, one of 50 copies printed on japon, of Beardsley's unfinished erotic novel based on the legend of Tannhäuser, alongside a collection of Beardsley's other poems, letters, and artwork. This copy has the armorial bookplate of Sydney Frederick McIlree Lomer on front free endpaper. In 1914 McIlree Lomer, a Uranian poet and Major with the Sherwood... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134094
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Clairvaux : 1960First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136923
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
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. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking Glass.
New York : 1932 & 1935Signed limited editions, Through the Looking Glass signed by the original "Alice", Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Wonderland signed by the typographer and binder Frederic Ward, as issued; numbers 868 and 366 respectively, each from an edition of 1,500 copies.
Carroll first told the stories of what would become Alice's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142414
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... 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
CRADDOCK, Harry (compiler). The Savoy Cocktail Book.
London, : 1930First edition, first impression, a superb presentation copy of the scarce signed limited issue, copy number 3 (of an unspecified number) signed by Harry Craddock on the limitation page and additionally inscribed "To my dear wife". For his wife's delectation, Craddock has also added by hand, to the blank notes pages at the rear, a recipe for "Champagne... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 78819
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
DETMOLD, E. J. (illus.) 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
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£4,500.00
Stock Code: 130554
DOVES PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
Hammersmith : 1914Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 118500
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
ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.
London : 1960First Bodoni edition, number 87 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 136811
ETCHISON, Dennis (ed.) Lord John Ten: A Celebration.
Northridge, California : 1988First edition, signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 3 of 75 specially bound copies, signed by the contributors: Robert Bloch, Dennis Etchison, James Purdy, Patrick W. Magee, Robert B. Parker, Bruce Francis, James Crumley, Whitley Strieber, Robert Lannes, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, William F. Nolan, Lorri Ziegler, Barry N. Malzberg, Jack... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 105651
FAIRBANKS, Douglas. Souvenir Program. Premiere. "The Thief of Bagdad".
Hollywood, CA : 1924Rare deluxe format with gaudily decorated cloth covers, of this souvenir program for Fairbanks's motion picture "The Thief of Bagdad", a swashbuckling adaptation from the Thousand and One Nights. Vance, Fairbanks biographer summarises: "An epic romantic fantasy-adventure... The Thief of Bagdad is the greatest artistic triumph of Fairbanks's career.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 130266
FLAUBERT, Gustave. Bouvard and Pécuchet.
London : 1896First English translation, scarce deluxe issue, of Flaubert's final, unfinished, novel, originally published in France in 1881, and considered by some his masterpiece. Flaubert died in 1880 while working on the book that he confessed to George Sand as early as 1874 "will be the death of me!". The story affectionately satirises two ordinary men who strive... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 104520
FLEMING, Ian. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
London : 2014First edition thus, one of 50 deluxe issue copies, numbered by the artist, this being number 140. Included with the three text volumes are two prints, signed and numbered 40 of 50 by Burningham. The deluxe edition was numbered 101-150; a further 100 trade copies, numbered 1-100, were also issued. This edition is a facsimile of the first edition, published... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 134332
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
GRAVES, Robert. I, Claudius.
London : 1977Signed limited edition, number 46 of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author. Originally published in 1934, when it garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes; this edition was issued in response to the huge success of the BBC television series. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135824
HAY, Michael. Bentley: The Vintage Years.
London : 1986First edition, deluxe issue, out of series from a stated limitation of 200 copies so bound, alongside the regular trade issue in cloth. A lavish and comprehensive overview of Bentley cars in the period 1919 to 1931. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135845
HESSE, Hermann. Siddhartha.
Berlin : 1922First edition, first printing, with "Erste bis Sechste Auflage" on the copyright page, publisher's deluxe vellum-backed issue, with a paper-backed issue also produced, either contemporaneously or slightly later. Hesse's landmark novel of spiritual discovery, Siddharta's presentation of Buddhism and the struggle for enlightenment would go on to have... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 125332
HOBSON, Robert Lockhart. The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
London : 1925First edition, deluxe issue, number 135 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, and containing a suite of five extra plates not found in the trade issue ("ordinary edition"). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. This work was... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 121474
JENNY, Adele. Early American Trade Cards,
New York : 1927First edition, deluxe issue of 50 copies printed on rag-paper and specially bound, this copy inscribed by Landauer on the front free endpaper in pencil. A selective catalogue of trade cards from the famous Landauer collection, which is reputed to have numbered over 100,000 individual specimens, and which the owner eventually donated to the New York... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 105746
KAMPF, Arthur (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust I und II.
Berlin : 1925Signed limited edition, number LXXX and LXXXII (respectively) of 150 copies printed on Van Gelder paper and signed by the illustrator Arthur Kampf (a further 500 copies were issued signed and numbered on Johann-Wilhelm-Butten paper). A very attractive edition of both parts of Faust in the original German. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141854
KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First 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
KINGSLEY, Charles; Warwick Goble (illus.) 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
KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
London : 1919First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 126105
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Blue Fairy Book.
London : 1889First edition, large paper copy, number 13 of 113 copies, the deluxe limited issue of the first in Lang's series of "coloured" fairy books, which continued through to The Lilac Fairy Book in 1910. Only four of the titles (Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow) from the series of 12 were issued in this deluxe format. The Blue Fairy Book was immediately successful,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132247
LINDSAY, Norman. Water Colour Book.
Sydney : 1939First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 65 of 120 copies signed by the artist. Best-known for his sometimes-controversial nude paintings, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125013
MAJOR, John. The Autobiography.
London : 1999Signed limited edition, number 43 of 126 copies signed by John Major, being his memoir of his life and service as British prime minister from 1990 to 1997. A handsome volume, the Tory-blue morocco binding matches the signed limited edition of Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial autobiography, but with an edition limitation half the size; future prime... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141595
MANDEVILLE, Sir John. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt.,
New York : 1927First Grabhorn edition, number 129 of 150 copies only. A very attractive production, finely printed, delicately illustrated by Angelo, and handsomely bound. The text is taken from the English edition of 1725, which was taken from a 15th-century manuscript in the Cottonian library, collated against seven other manuscripts. Angelo's decorations are after... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 138808
MARTIN, George. Playback.
Guildford : 2002Signed limited edition, number 225 of 2,000 copies signed by George Martin, the record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician best known for his work with the Beatles. This is one of 250 deluxe copies and includes a six-CD box set produced and signed by Martin. Also included are two pieces of sheet music by Martin, "The... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136080
McCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men.
New Orleans : 2005First edition, signed limited issue, number 67 of 75 copies signed by the author and issued in a deluxe binding. The book was the basis for the 2007 film of the same name, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139660