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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
CHARLES, HRH the Prince of Wales. Watercolours.
Boston, Toronto, London : 1991Signed limited edition, number 9 of 100 copies signed by Prince Charles; "this specially bound edition of 100 copies of HRH The Prince of Wales Watercolours has been produced to mark the occasion of The Prince of Wales's 50th Birthday on 14th November 1998. Sales Benefit the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation".
Prince Charles is a keen amateur... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147977
CHURCHILL, Winston. Into Battle.
London : 1943Tenth edition, presentation issue, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "To Monsieur V. V. Tilea With best wishes from Winston S. Churchill 1946". The recipient Viorel Virgil Tilea (1896-1972) was the Romanian Government-in-exile's representative in London during the war, making this a particularly appropriate volume to have been presented at... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 145711
CRADDOCK, Harry (comp.) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
KAUFFER, E. McKnight (illus.); 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
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
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
MAJOR, John. The Autobiography.
London : 1999First edition, signed limited issue, 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 issue of Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial autobiography, but with an issue limitation half the size;... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141595
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
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
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
MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Field Marshal, The Viscount. A History of Warfare.
London : 1969Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation lea, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf from the sheets of the first US edition, first printing.
"Lord Montgomery's stimulating book must surely take its place as a classic commentary on the history of warfare It is the fruit of a lifetime spent in the study... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 144651
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
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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 (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
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.); 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
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
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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 (illus.); 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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
London : 1908First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 578 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist and released for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 147819
RACKHAM, Arthur. The Peter Pan Portfolio,
London : Deluxe extra-limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by the artist, bound in full vellum. According to Latimore & Haskell, although Rackham was supposed to sign all 100 copies, the artist confessed that he had signed only about 20 of them. Copies numbered... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 113284
RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
London : 1913Signed limited edition, number 729 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies, with an additional 30 copies reserved for presentation. In a reversion to the earliest style of Rackham's deluxe illustrated books, the plates are gathered at the end of the volume. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 113098
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
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
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
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
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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142011
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Cymbeline.
Stratford-upon-Avon : 1923Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Albert Rutherston and the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 140514
STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa
New York : 1890First US edition, number 241 of 250 copies of the edition deluxe, signed by Stanley, and perhaps the grandest publication of the 19th century devoted to African exploration. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 140945
THESIGER, Wilfred. Desert, Marsh and Mountain.
Dubai : 1993Signed limited edition, number 70 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, of the 1993 re-issue, with new foreword, of a title first published in 1979.
"This book has always been a personal favourite, capturing as it does my affinity with the nomadic way of life I am delighted that after a considerable time out of print... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145348
TURRELL, Charles. Miniatures.
London : 1913Deluxe limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by Turrell. Artist Charles Turrell (1846-1932) cultivated a wealthy clientele, painting numerous portraits of the British royal family and aristocracy, and exhibited regularly in London and New York. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125305
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