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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FARRAR, Frederic W. Eric,
Edinburgh : 1891Handsomely bound copy of the 25th edition of Farrar's novel. Originally published in 1858, Eric, together with Tom Hughes' Tom Brown's Schooldays, "effectively established the school story as a new genre However, while Tom Brown conveys the enthusiasms of the author's games-playing schooldays and is still readable today, Eric is a vividly sentimental... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 141147
WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.
London : 1922First edition, first impression. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, was the first full-length book to be published by the Hogarth Press, and marked the point from which the Woolfs decided to run the Press as a genuine business concern. Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 28033
SOPHOCLES. Tragoediae Superstites
Oxford : 1832An attractively printed and handsomely bound edition of the tragedies of Sophocles, in the original Greek. The plays comprise Oidipous tyrannos, Oidipos epi Kolonoi, Elektra, Antigone, Trachiniai, Aias, Philoketes, Apospasmatia. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 145114
BOUDOT-LAMOTTE, Emmanuel. Paris.
Paris : 1939A handsomely bound copy of the second edition of this photographic guide to Paris, published just before the Second World War. First published in 1937 with 164 photographs, this edition counts one more. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144885
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
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition, bound from the original parts, of Dickens's first novel, in an elaborate and well-preserved presentation binding, unsigned but most probably executed by Dickens's favourite binder, Hayday. Though not inscribed, the binding has a strong resemblance in style and material with the contemporaneous bindings executed by James Hayday (1796-1872)... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 143233
KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
Frankfurt : 1892First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141106
SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
London : 1940-70All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 136481
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : Limited edition of 1,130 copies. Unusually, Rackham did not sign this limited edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 107351
DICKENS, Charles (preface); OVERS, John. Evenings of A Working Man,
London : 1844First edition, of this collection of writings by the consumptive John Overs, which Dickens encouraged him to publish, and for which he contributed a preface; here handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143247
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 116 of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum. An attractive copy.
"Though not an instant success, the little volume gradually won a large audience through the universality of its dominant themes (nature, love, war, and death) and the directness of its language... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 142418
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
London : 1913-38The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were issued separately... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131733
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908-22First collected edition of Wilde's works, limited to 1,000 sets on handmade paper, including For Love of the King: a Burmese Masque, a play supposedly by Wilde but in fact forged by the Irish author Mabel Cosgrove.
The texts for this edition were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author. Copyright in The Picture of... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 103391
NAPOLEONIC WARS. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1810.
London : 1810One of only two such lists published for the short-lived Local Militia, scarce, and presented here in a choice binding, slightly battle-worn but still appealing; with an engaging martial provenance, bearing the finely-engraved bookplate of Astley Terry (1840-1926), commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1858, served in the Zulu War, retiring... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143085
NAPOLEONIC WARS. A List of the Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain, 1811.
London : 1811Very scarce officer list, one of only two published for the short-lived Local Militia, presented here in a choice period binding, and with an engaging martial provenance, bearing the finely-engraved bookplate of Astley Terry (1840-1926), commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1858, served in the Zulu War, retiring with the rank of honorary... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143095
WAUGH, Evelyn. [The novels and short stories.]
London : 1928-57First editions, first impressions, of all of Waugh's full-length novels, from Decline and Fall (1928) to Unconditional Surrender (1961), and his volume of short stories, Mr. Loveday's Little Outing and other Sad Stories (1936). Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 134235
LAW, John; PIOSSENS, Chevalier de. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.
Amsterdam : 1729First edition of a history of the regency in France during the minority of Louis XV, charting all the political and financial upheavals of the duc d'Orléans regency, with much information on John Law and his system between 1715 and 1723. It was published simultaneously at The Hague.
Stock Code: 140575
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Prometheus Unbound.
London : 1820First edition, second issue, with "miscellaneous" spelled correctly on contents leaf A3, in a handsome Riviere binding, of one of Shelley's most important works.
This lyrical drama revisits the Greek myth of Prometheus who, defying the gods, gave fire to humanity, resulting in his eternal punishment and suffering at the hands of Zeus. Inspired... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144509
LAMB, Charles. The Essays of Elia; [together with:] The Last Essays of Elia.
London : 1911A handsomely bound copy. Charles Lamb's pseudonymous essays are largely autobiographical, dealing with mankind at large through the medium of Lamb's own experiences and impressions. They remained widely popular for decades, establishing him both at the time and since as one of the leading essayists of the 19th-century. The Essays were first published... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144568
INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
London : 1855A handsomely bound set of this hugely popular work of Victorian literature.
The Ingoldsby Legends "began to appear in 1837 in Bentley's Miscellany. Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham 'discovered' old documents which provided the basis for his tales. In effect, most of these are reworkings of other narrative... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 144557
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat at the Breakfast-Table; The Poet at the Breakfast-Table; The Professor at the Breakfast-Table.
London : 1911A handsomely bound set of Holmes's Breakfast Table series, his collections of essays which have remained his most enduring works, attractively illustrated by H. M. Brock. The series was first published in 1858, 1860, and 1872 respectively. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144560
WILDE, Oscar; SCHMIED, François-Louis (illus.) Deux Contes.
Paris : 1926Signed limited edition, number 59 of 162 copies only, signed by Schmied on the original drawing, of these two French translations of Wilde's The Happy Prince and The Nightingale and the Rose, originally published in 1888.
François-Louis Schmied (1873-1941), a Swiss-born French painter, engraver and printer, incarnated the art deco style in... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143533
GRAY, Thomas. An Elegy.
Chicago & New York : [c.1900]An attractive gift edition of Gray's Elegy, with illustrations by Alfred Woodruff, in a charming unsigned contemporary binding.
Gray's Elegy was originally published privately by Horace Walpole in June 1750 and distributed amongst his connections in the fashionable classes. It was then published for the public in a quarto pamphlet on 15 February... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139593
MARSH, Edward. Edward Marsh's Little Book.
Eton : 1990First edition, limited issue, number 49 of 626 copies (26 were deluxe signed copies). This is the first printing, reproducing the original in facsimile, of the notebook presented in 1911 by Lady Diana Cooper to Sir Edward Marsh (1872-1953), who was Winston Churchill's secretary and a great literary impresario in his own right. Marsh determined "to ask... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139254
VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.
Paris : 1919-20A handsomely bound set of Verlaine's poems which includes his collections Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869), Romances sans paroles (1874), Sagesse (1880), and Les Poètes maudits (1884). Romances sans paroles was inspired by Verlaine's relationship with his wife, Mathilde Mauté, and his lover, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Verlaine... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138447
DUTREY, Marius. Calendrier Gastronomique.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 1 of 250 copies. The author's own copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Marius Dutrey served as a French chef in some of the leading French and British hotels from 1918 to 1962. La Coupe d'Or Internationale d'Art Culinaire is still presented in his name. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129761
DRYDEN, John (trans.); JUVENAL & Persius. The Satires.
London : 1713First duodecimo edition of Dryden's translation, the fifth overall, first published in 1693. An attractively bound copy, with a pencilled note on the front free endpaper identifying the work as that of Roger Payne (1739-1797), the notable English bookbinder who had a significant influence on the development of the craft in Britain. The style, especially... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128943
FRENCH LITERATURE. Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
POE, Edgar Allan. The Poetical Works.
London : 1853First edition thus, under the title of "The Poetical Works", published as part of Addey's Illustrated Classics series, this one dedicated to Rossetti. Hannay's collection was seen as the definitive collection of Poe's poetry, and "maintained its popularity for decades". An attractive early illustrated edition; preceded only by Vizetelly's Tales (1852).... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 144318
MAVOR, William Fordyce (ed.) A General Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1809-13A uniformly bound set of mixed second and third editions of Mavor's richly illustrated Voyages and Travels. It was first published in 25 volumes as Historical account of the most celebrated voyages, travels, and discoveries (1796) containing the standard accounts of famous voyagers such as Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, Cook, and Pagès.
The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138665
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.
London : 1917Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the artist, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by the artist bound in at the back. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 102175
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing. His second major venture into non-fiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 77576
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1762Third Baskerville edition (first published in 1760), handsomely bound for Mary Stopford, Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), wife of James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, with her ink ownership inscription dated 25 February 1795 to binder's first blank, the Courtown armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and two manuscript leaves of prayers mounted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144390
BLAKE, William (engr.); GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, large paper copy, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake, based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd and the Philosopher", is the most characteristically Blakean of the illustrations.
Gay's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143914
FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.
Portland : 1907Ninth Mosher edition, first printing, one of 925 copies on Van Gelder paper, in a superb contemporary binding. It includes a "Toast to Omar Khayyam" and "To The Winds" by Theodore Watts-Dunton; "Edward Fitzgerald" by W. Irving Way; "Omar Khayyam" by Fitzgerald.
It also comprises the text of the first (1859), second (1868), and fourth editions... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144208
DEFOE, Daniel The Works.
New York : 1905The Hand-Made Edition, number 41 of 150 copies of this deluxe set of Defoe's works, in a beautiful morocco binding.
This set is beautifully bound by the bindery of Whitman Bennett in New York. Bennett (18831968) spent his youth as successful film producer and director for Famous-Lasky and Paramount Studios, working on some of the most... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 144142
WILDE, Oscar. Salomé. Drame en un acte.
Paris & London : 1893First edition, one of 600 trade copies, beautifully bound by Roger de Coverly (1831-1914), the London binder under whom T. J. Cobden Sanderson trained, his binder's stamp on the front free endpaper verso. A further 50 copies were issued on Van Gelder handmade paper. Salomé was composed by Wilde in French and was not published in English until the following... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 143964
STEWART, C. S. A Visit to the South Seas,
London : 1832First English and first illustrated edition; the New York edition of the preceding year was unillustrated. A very pretty set of an important work on Hawaii: "Stewart's acute observations on native life and customs and his description of the changes at court and advances in business conditions and society in general make this a valuable account" (Forbes).
"The... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 115104
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles.
Oxford : 1962Third edition revised with addenda, in a handsome binding by Zaehnsdorf. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was first published in 1933. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144222
THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,
London : 1818First edition. A well-provenanced and superbly bound copy of this handsomely and uncommon account of Lord Lake's expedition against the Maratha chief Jasvant Holkar Rao, the Second Anglo--Mahrata War, an early campaign of British Empire building in India. The author was "an avowed military man and a constant traveller... witness to some of the most... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 143003
ADAMS, Charles Kendall; John Alden. Representative British Orations.
New York and London : 1900An attractively bound set. With the bookplate of Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997) - British politician, published author, journalist and broadcaster. The author, Charles Kendall Adams (1835-1902), was an American historian, who served as both the second president of Cornell University (1885-1892) and president of the University of Wisconsin (1892-1901). Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 143638