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Bindings and library sets of rare books from Peter Harrington. From children's books to ancient literature, you'll find first editions, fine bindings and autographed sets across hundreds of authors.


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  1. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

    London : 1919-74

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles from the first collection, My Man Jeeves (1919), to the last story, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974), and including the short story collections in which Jeeves and Wooster appear alongside other characters, all in their first London editions. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133030

  2. A History of the American People.
    WILSON, Woodrow. A History of the American People.

    New York : 1902.

    The Alumni signed limited edition, number 222 of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Wilson's monumental narrative history of the United States from settlement to 1900, which he completed at Princeton in the early summer of 1902, a few months before he was sworn in as President of the University by a unanimous vote. A highly appealing set. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 126327

  3. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.
    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

    Oxford : 1931

    Large paper issue of the Shakespeare Head edition of the novels of the Brontë sisters, number 41 of 500 copies of the American issue, the whole edition having been equally divided between Great Britain and the USA, extremely scarce in the attractive publisher's binding.

    These handsomely produced collected works include two of the most power... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 86989

  4. Across the River and Into the Trees.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 68482

  5. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.
    SPENSER, Edmund. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.

    Boston : 1902

    First edition thus, first impression, number 16 of 400 numbered copies, from an edition limited to 419 copies designed by Bruce Rogers for the Riverside Press, two years after his appointment as head of the Department of Special Bookmaking, and a notably early publication featuring the involvement of this great book designer. This is a highly attractive... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 145313

  6. De l'Amour.
    STENDHAL. De l'Amour.

    Paris : 1924

    First Kieffer edition, in a striking Kieffer binding, number 50 of 50 copies on japon, from an edition limited to 1050 copies only, of this art deco edition of Stendhal's great study of love, which was originally published in 1822.

    In De l'Amour, known in English as On Love, Stendhal shared his concept of "crystallization" as "the process whereby... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145085

  7. Aucassin & Nicolete.
    LANG, Andrew. Aucassin & Nicolete.

    London : 1887

    First edition thus, one of 550 copies only (of which 500 for sale) on Japanese vellum, of Lang's acclaimed translation of the French medieval romantic chantefable, "Andrew Lang was born in order that he might translate it perfectly and he has fulfilled his destiny" (Ezra Pound, Spirit of Romance, 1910), in a superb arts and crafts modelled binding.

    From... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144866

  8. [Complete set of the Harry Potter collector's deluxe editions:] Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; the Chamber of Secrets; the Prisoner of Azkaban; the Goblet of Fire; the Order of the Phoenix; the Half-Blood Prince; the Deathly Hallows.
    ROWLING, J. K. [Complete set of the Harry Potter collector's deluxe editions:] Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; the Chamber of Secrets; the Prisoner of Azkaban; the Goblet of Fire; the Order of the Phoenix; the Half-Blood Prince; the Deathly Hallows.

    London : 1999-2007

    First deluxe editions, first impressions, of the complete Harry Potter series. Recognizing the surging collector's and gift market for the series, Bloomsbury published a deluxe edition alongside the trade edition for Prisoner of Azkaban in July 1999, with retrospective deluxe editions of the first two books following that September, thereafter publishing... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 142198

  9. The Oxford History of the American People.
    MORISON, Samuel Eliot. The Oxford History of the American People.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138222

  10. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.
    MILNER, Thomas. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.

    London : 1864

    First edition, an attractively bound copy. Little is known about the author, Rev. Thomas Milner, d.1882, whose numerous publications involved science, religion and travel, and enjoyed great success in both Great Britain and America. As mentioned, this copy is missing one plate and has therefore been priced accordingly. Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 136880

  11. [Complete set of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels:]
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. [Complete set of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels:]

    London : 1970-99

    First editions, first impressions. A complete set of this celebrated sequence of novels capturing life in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Certainly amongst the best liked series of historical novels ever written. Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 138344

  12. The History of England.
    MACAULAY, Lord. The History of England.

    London : 1870

    An attractively bound set. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since Gibbon. Each... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144884

  13. The Complete Works.
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Complete Works.

    Boston : 1873

    A handsomely bound and illustrated set of Longfellow's works. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 138407

  14. Epipsychidion.
    SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Epipsychidion.

    London : 1921

    First 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

  15. Millan's Universal Register of Court and City-Offices, Army and Navy &c.
    MILITARY. Millan's Universal Register of Court and City-Offices, Army and Navy &c.

    London : 1763

    A very well preserved copy of this handsomely presented compendious pocket reference, this example as offered on the title page "bound 3s with an Almanack and Succession of Colonels"; Rider's British Merlin present bound immediately after the engraved regimental and militia lists, the succession at the rear. In it's time an expensive little volume probably... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145216

  16. Isocrates.
    BEKKER, Immanuel. Isocrates.

    Oxford : 1822

    First edition of the second volume in the early 19th-century German Greek scholar's Oratores Attici series published in Greek between 1822 and 1824. This handsomely bound copy is remarkably fresh.

    The Charterhouse, was a charitable hospital which became a elite boys' school founded by Thomas Sutton (1532-1611) on the site of a former Carthusian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145985

  17. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.
    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 : 1990-5

    First 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

  18. The Novels and Tales.
    JAMES, Henry. The Novels and Tales.

    New York : 1907

    The New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of James's works. Complete as originally published in 1907 with 24 volumes, together with the two pendent volumes separately issued in 1917. Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 138043

  19. The Writings.
    TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.

    New York : 1922

    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 389. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be completed. This set includes... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 110572

  20. The Wind in the Willows.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1951

    Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This is the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated. "During his last illness... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 107331

  21. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 97218

  22. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    Edinburgh : 1911-12

    The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 95363

  23. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 890 of 1,030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 94954

  24. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 90585

  25. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 82601

  26. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 78965

  27. The 42nd Parallel.
    DOS PASSOS, John. The 42nd Parallel.

    New York & London : 1930

    First edition, first printing. The first novel in Dos Passos's major work, the trilogy U.S.A. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 77757

  28. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 76498

  29. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 63508

  30. All the Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men.

    1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 62672

  31. Winner Take Nothing.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing. This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the first time. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 62073

  32. Winner Take Nothing.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing. This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the first time. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 45602

  33. Men Without Women.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41996

  34. Across the River and Into the Trees.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 48514

  35. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 43653

  36. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 46291

  37. All The Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All The Sad Young Men.

    1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41770

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

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145387

  39. The Works.
    HARDY, Thomas. The Works.

    London : 1920

    The Mellstock edition, one of 500 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of volume I. The Mellstock is one of the most attractive collected editions of Hardy, printed in a clear and legible type, this copy in an attractive binding in lovely condition.



    At Hardy's suggestion the edition was named after his fictional "Mellstock",... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 144165

  40. Bodas de sangre.
    LORCA, Federico Garcia. Bodas de sangre.

    Madrid : 1935

    First edition, first issue (dated 1935 on title page), one of 1,100 copies. Bodas de sangre ("Blood Wedding"), a tragedy, was Lorca's first major success, enabling him to become financially independent for the first time when it was staged in Madrid in 1933. This was published shortly before Lorca's assassination at the hands of the Francoists. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 142766

  41. Persuasion.
    AUSTEN, Jane; BROCK, C. E. (illus.) Persuasion.

    London : 1909

    First 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

  42. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.

    London : 1872

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound in an early morocco binding in keeping with the original design of the cloth. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138486

  43. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

    London : 1876 & 1873

    A handsomely bound set of Carroll's classic children's novels, published in 1865 and 1871 respectively. The Alice books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts of imaginative genius but they also revolutionized writing for children" (ODNB).

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    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136966

  44. Alice in Wonderland [bound together with;] Through The Looking-Glass. And what she found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland [bound together with;] Through The Looking-Glass. And what she found there.

    London : 1937-9

    Late 1930s issues of the Alice books, in a handsome contemporary binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135375

  45. Ballads and Sonnets.
    ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and Sonnets.

    London : 1881

    First edition, large paper issue, one of 25 copies. This was the last of Rossetti's works to be published in his lifetime. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124591

  46. Mandrakes.
    GUNN, Thom. Mandrakes.

    [London] : 1973

    Signed limited edition, number 54 of 150 copies signed by Gunn. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144104

  47. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London and New York : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 125588

  48. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.
    SELLAR, W. Y. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.

    Oxford : 1899

    Handsomely bound copy of this overview of Roman poetry. Sellar's works, including "The Roman Poets of the Republic (1863), The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil (1877), and Horace and the Elegiac Poets, edited by W. P. Ker (1892) were all remarkable examples of sound and sensitive literary criticism" (ODNB). Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 140818

  49. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland,
    BURKE, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland,

    London : 1834-8 & 1907

    Handsome set of an early edition of this classic source of historical reference, "the first printed national record of the untitled aristocracy or county families of Great Britain, whose genealogies were otherwise to be found in the county histories and heralds' visitations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries... the pedigrees of the families... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 143344

  50. The Novels.
    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Novels.

    Edinburgh : 1905-1911

    The Thornton edition illustrated with photographs of places associated with the sisters Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145186

  51. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 304 of 500 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher, being her autobiography of her childhood years to her election as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145821

  52. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.
    MURRAY, A. S. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank, "To Miss Elinor S. Lewes, from the author, with my best wishes, A. S. Murray, 19th March 1903"; inscribed beneath, "This book was specially completed and bound for us before publication and given us by the author and Mrs Murray as a wedding present.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134488

  53. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    New York : 1914-26

    The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. This was issued by Doubleday as the counterpart to the Bombay Edition, published by Macmillan in London. A particularly attractive set, beautifully bound by the workshop of Henry Stikeman, one of the leading American binders of the period. Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 132739

  54. The Works.
    WELLS, H. G. The Works.

    New York : 1924-7

    The Atlantic Edition, number 605 of 1,670 sets signed by the author. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61).

    Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128513

  55. The Works.
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. The Works.

    London : 1903

    A particularly handsomely bound set of Goethe's works. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 117225

  56. Prescott's Works
    PRESCOTT, H. William. Prescott's Works

    Philadelphia and London : [1904]

    The Montezuma edition. Limited to 1,000 copies of which this is number 904. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 116014

  57. The Works.
    ELIOT, George. The Works.

    Boston : [c.1900]

    The Artist's edition, number 14 of 100 sets. A handsomely bound and beautifully illustrated set, with an unusually small limitation. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 115812

  58. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.
    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

    Oxford : 1991

    Limited edition of 250 numbered sets of which this is number 1. First published by the Shakespeare Head Press in 1931. The novels occupy the first eleven volumes; the other eight comprise The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence (four volumes); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë (two... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 110832

  59. [The Works.]
    HUGO, Victor. [The Works.]

    Boston : 1892

    Limited edition, numbered 148 of 500 sets printed on Holland paper, translated into English by Alexandre Baillot and with two volumes of biography by Alfred Barbou (1846-1907). Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 105788

  60. The Works.
    JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte. The Works.

    c.1899

    Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824-91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 61558

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