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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
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.
London : 1903First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, in an unrecorded morocco binding, apparently a publisher's binding, although not lettered as such. Bound in before the frontispiece is the extra illustration intended for the front cover label of regular copies. With the first impression points: the single endpaper occurring four times and the title page... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 109235
ROYCROFT PRESS: STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Lodging for the Night:
East Aurora, NY : 1902Limited edition on Japanese vellum, one of 100 copies signed by the illuminator and Elbert Hubbard, or more probably on his behalf by one of the Roycrofters. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 88108
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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
CARUSO, Enrico - KEY, Pierre V. R., & Bruno Zirato. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, deluxe issue, number 90 of 99 copies signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy and the authors; this copy subscribed for by the celebrated American soprano Marion Talley and presented here in a particularly handsome binding.
Of humble origins, Talley (1906-1983) revealed at an early age "unmistakable musical talents" and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132883
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
BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) 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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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
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, Vol. IX, Oxford,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 138148
MONCRIF, Francois-Augustin Paradis de. Moncrif's Cats.
London : 1961First edition; number 8 of 100 copies specially bound by E. W. Hiscox. Moncrif (1687-1770) was a French writer, courtier, and academician now best known for his Histoire des Chats, first published in 1727. In letter form, Moncrif discusses the role of cats throughout history and his work can be read both as a satire of pedantic academic writing and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144025
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
London : 1999First deluxe edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. The first deluxe edition of Prisoner of Azkaban was issued simultaneously with the first trade edition in July 1999. This was the first deluxe edition of any of the Harry Potter books, with Bloomsbury capitalizing on the surging collector's and gift market for the series.
Bloomsbury... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141694
MITFORD, Nancy. The Sun King.
London : 1969Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by Mitford on the limitation leaf and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf. Nancy Mitford (19041973) won great acclaim with this lavishly illustrated biography of the French King Louis XIV. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 144643
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy from the author to Lady Holland in a publisher's presentation binding of red morocco gilt, together with Dickens's original autograph letter signed accompanying the presentation, two pages, mounted by its last page within the front free endpaper.
The presentation letter reads: "In begging you, My Lady Holland,... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 143166
KEYNES, Geoffrey. William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible: A Catalogue.
Clairvaux, France : 1957Limited edition, copy V of 20 copies with additional proof states of the frontispiece at rear and bound in full morocco, out of 506 copies in total.
A fine copy of this grand book, here from the Garden collection of Haven O'More, with his black morocco monogram book label to the front pastedown. One of the greatest book collectors of the latter... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145346
ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.
London : 1990-5First editions, deluxe signed issues, both volumes number 96 of 401 copies, each containing 25 superb colour silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by both the pilot and artist Michael Pierce, and with his embossed stamp. Additionally signed in the edition by six members of the creative and design... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 145852
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Epipsychidion.
London : 1921First Shakespeare Head Press edition, one of 500 copies only, scarce deluxe issue bound in vellum, of Shelley's love poem to the "poor captive bird" Teresa "Emilia" Viviani, a beautiful Italian countess "imprisoned" in St Anna convent while her father sought a suitable husband for her. Epipsychidion was first published a century earlier in 1821. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146016
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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 (illus.); 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 (illus.); 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
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
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.
Stock Code: 125013
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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").
Stock Code: 125959
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
WREN, Percival Christopher. Beau Geste.
London : 1927First illustrated and first deluxe edition, number 729 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. Beau Geste was originally published in 1924 and it is no coincidence that this edition followed the success of the silent film version of 1926. The book is rarely found with the dust jacket preserved. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127427
SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
London : 1843First edition in book form following issue in parts in 1840, one of six deluxe large paper copies. An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century" (McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, p. 66). Upon Henry Shaw's bankruptcy... Learn More£3,850.00
Stock Code: 129144
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.
London : 1903First trade edition, deluxe issue in art fabric, first issue with single-page endpapers. Only this work and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The Tailor of Gloucester was first printed privately in 1902, with the author... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 130129
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.
London : 1906First edition, deluxe issue. The first and second impressions, printed in July and September 1906, are indistinguishable. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 1s. 6d. rather than 1s. for the standard binding of paper-covered boards. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130133
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
London : 1909First edition, deluxe issue, one of two indistinguishable printings in July and October 1909. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 1s. 6d. rather than 1s. for the standard binding of paper-covered boards. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130134
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
POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.
Paris : 1930First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133236
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
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
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.
London and New York : 1903First trade edition, first impression, deluxe issue in the publisher's flower patterned cloth. This published edition was preceded by the author's privately printed edition of 500 copies, issued in December 1902. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121242
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
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
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
London : 1909First combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 138093
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
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); 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
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
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
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
AUSTEN, Jane; BROCK, C. E. (illus.) Persuasion.
London : 1909First revised Brock-illustrated edition, deluxe issue in the richly gilt vellum binding, the second overall, with new plates re-drawn from the first Brock-illustrated edition of 1898. Demonstrating his mastery in using ink and watercolour, Brock provided colour illustrations for all six Austen novels published by Dent between 1907 and 1909.
Charles... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 142228
LOCKER, Frederick. London Lyrics.
London : 1881First privately printed edition, large paper issue with frontispiece and illustration (not present in the ordinary issue), this copy in the deluxe vellum binding, other copies issued in cloth.
"Austin Dobson made the selection for the privately printed edition, and prefixed the prefatory sexain... very few copies were printed" (Murray); the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144310
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Gesammelte Werke.
Munich : 1920-29First complete collected edition of Nietzsche's works, in the original German, number 198 of 1,600 sets, this one of 185 special copies printed on rag paper and bound in full vellum. Arranged chronologically, with an introduction by Richardo Oehler, notes and indexes, this was the first edition to claim completeness, and has only been surpassed by the... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 144914
MILNE, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
London : 1976Rare presentation copy of the 50th anniversary edition, number 27 of 300 copies signed by Christopher Robin Milne. This copy has been fulsomely inscribed by Christopher Robin to the winner of "The Hum with Pooh" poetry competition:"Dear Mubina Punjani, this book tells you that you have been awarded First Prize in your age group in The Hum with Pooh... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 145209
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, here in the publisher's deluxe quarter morocco binding, issued at a higher cost than the standard red cloth binding and notably scarcer.
The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 145389
MILNE, A. A. Complete set of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, in the deluxe leather bindings and original boxes.
London : 1925-28First deluxe editions of the complete set of the Winnie-the-Pooh series, in their original leather bindings and publisher's boxes.
The first book in the series, When We Were Very Young, was first issued in a deluxe format for the seventh edition (all prior editions since the first of the previous year issued in cloth only), with the publisher... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 144214