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  1. The Silver Tassie.
    O'CASEY, Sean. The Silver Tassie.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the half-title, together with the signatures on the reverse of the frontispiece, of the cast of the premiere run of the play at the Apollo Theatre, London, in October 1929; totalling 30 signatures. The signatures include those of the director, Raymond Massey, and actors Charles Laughton... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 120233

  2. The Living Room.
    GREENE, Graham. The Living Room.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, of the author's debut play, featuring photographic still on the dust jacket from the premier performance of The Living Room at Wyndham's Theatre on 16 April 1953. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 116751

  3. Die Sonette an Orpheus.
    RILKE, Rainer Maria. Die Sonette an Orpheus.

    Leipzig : 1923

    First edition, deluxe issue, number 7 of 100 copies specially bound, from a limited edition of 300 numbered copies printed on handmade paper by W. Drugulin. Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets to Orpheus) is considered, along with the Duino Elegies, as Rilke's masterpiece. They were composed in what the author described as a "savage creative storm"... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 101198

  4. The Hardy Boys
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Hardy Boys

    New York : 1927-37

    Early printings and states of the first 12 Hardy Boys titles. Many copies "A printing" variants. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 97996

  5. G. A Novel.
    BERGER, John. G. A Novel.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first impression. Winner of the Booker Prize. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 94345

  6. Corpse Guards Parade.
    KENNEDY, Milward. Corpse Guards Parade.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. One of Kennedy's earlier books - a light-hearted detective story. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93640

  7. De la peine de mort.
    DUCPETIAUX, Edouard. De la peine de mort.

    Brussels : 1827

    First edition. De la peine de mort was the Belgian journalist and prison reformer's first book, written when he was twenty-three years old. Ducpétiaux earned himself a name and an official position as inspector general of prisons on the strength of this passionate and ambitious plea for the abolition of capital punishment. He argued that the alternative... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 91158

  8. The Child Manuela.
    WINSLOE, Christa. The Child Manuela.

    New York : 1933

    First English language edition, first printing, in a lovely example of the scarce jacket. The Child Manuela, based on its author's experiences at the strict boarding school Kaiserin-Augusta-Stift in Potsdam, was originally published in German in 1934. Dealing frankly with the subject of homosexuality among teenage girls, it was also made into a hit... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 88883

  9. I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.
    HIRST, Damien. I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.

    London : 1997

    First edition, first impression. Hirst's first publication, as tricksy as might be expected. A confection of pop-ups, transparencies, movables, foldables, inserts, die-cuts, stickers and posters. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 87703

  10. 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

  11. Première Introduction à la philosophie économique; ou analyse des Etats policés. Par un disciple de l'Ami des Hommes.
    BAUDEAU, abbé Nicolas. Première Introduction à la philosophie économique; ou analyse des Etats policés. Par un disciple de l'Ami des Hommes.

    Paris : 1771: Carlsruhe and Paris: Lacombe, 1772.

    I: First edition of Baudeau's finest economic work, "a compendious statement of Quesnay's views which, for clearness as well as for certain touches of originality, is far superior to anything from the pen of Mirabeau, Du Pont de Nemours, or Le Mercier de la Rivière" (Cossa). Baudeau here brilliantly refutes the Abbé Galiani, whose Dialogues sur le... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 84015

  12. Poems. With Elegies on the Authors Death.
    DONNE, John. Poems. With Elegies on the Authors Death.

    London : 1633

    First edition of the principal collection of Donne's poetical works, issued two years after his death, here in a contemporary calf binding. With the exception of a few rare small pieces "none of Donne's poems was printed in his lifetime" (Hayward), and this posthumous collection presents the first publication of some of the greatest love poems in the... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 82696

  13. Strange Fruit. A Novel.
    SMITH, Lillian. Strange Fruit. A Novel.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing of this important novel dealing with interracial romance and lynching in the Southern United States. Immediately controversial, it was banned in a number of cities and prohibited from being mailed through the US Postal Service. Though the title may have been inspired by the Billie Holiday song of the same name, the author... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 80469

  14. Ubik.
    DICK, Philip K. Ubik.

    Garden City, NY : 1969

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 79085

  15. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally.
    MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally.

    London : 2011

    Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by American football legend Pat McInally, the catalogue describes and illustrates fine examples of all the Pooh books, important inscribed copies,... Learn More
    £10.00

    Stock Code: 72112

  16. 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

  17. The Informer.
    O'FLAHERTY, Liam. The Informer.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. The author's masterpiece. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 36313

  18. Emin Pasha in Central Africa.
    EMIN PASHA. Emin Pasha in Central Africa.

    London, : 1888

    First edition. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 27444

  19. Collection of poetic Valentine's Day Cards.
    VALENTINE'S DAY. Collection of poetic Valentine's Day Cards.

    [USA : 1870-1900]

    A charming collection, in remarkable condition, of eight poetic Victorian Valentine's Day cards, exemplifying the popularisation and commercialisation of the romantic uses of poetry in this period, and the creation of what we know as the Valentine's Day card today.

    The Valentine's Day card phenomenon can be accredited largely to two key players:... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143932

  20. Little Story Books.
    JUVENILIA. Little Story Books.

    New York : 1916-17

    An attractive and remarkably well-preserved set of 16 popular tales and verses from various sources, including, "Aladdin", "Cinderella", "Robin Hood", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Puss in Boots", "The Pied Piper", "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", "The Gorgon's Head", "Ali Baba", and others. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145980

  21. Lord Jim. A Tale.
    CONRAD, Joseph. Lord Jim. A Tale.

    Edinburgh and London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, a nice association copy, from the library of John Quinn (1870-1924) with his Jack Yeats-designed bookplate to the front pastedown. Quinn was a major supporter of Conrad throughout his career and an important collector of literary modernism and post-impressionism. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126910

  22. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    London : 1906

    First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 125595

  23. The Brown Fairy Book.
    LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Brown Fairy Book.

    New York, London, and Bombay : 1904

    First US edition, first printing, of the ninth instalment in Lang's Fairy Books series. Lang gathered exotic tales from North America, Brazil, Australia, Africa, Persia, India, Lapland and the Pacific Islands.

    Though it is Andrew Lang's name which appears as the author of the fairy books, they were largely the result of the work of others, most... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 120638

  24. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.

    New York : 1917

    First edition, first printing of Veblen's treatise on peace, how it may be achieved and retained, as well as the possible effects of perpetual peace on society. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 113350

  25. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.

    New York : 1917

    First edition, first printing of Veblen's treatise on peace, how it may be achieved and retained, as well as the possible effects of perpetual peace on society. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 113352

  26. The Fairy Caravan.
    [POTTER, Beatrix.] HEELIS, Beatrix. The Fairy Caravan.

    Philadelphia : 1929

    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 100 copies signed by the author. The bibliographic story of this book is strangely charming and endearingly amateurish. Potter considered this story of a miniature animal-run travelling circus as "too personal and autobiographical" for her comfortably to allow publication in England. She arranged for the Philadelphia... Learn More
    £12,000.00

    Stock Code: 105980

  27. The Golliwogg's Christmas.
    [UPTON, Florence K.] UPTON, Bertha. The Golliwogg's Christmas.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression. Scarce with the jacket. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 105021

  28. A Life in View.
    SNOWDON, Lord. A Life in View.

    New York : 2014

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Snowdon on the front flyleaf. The monograph showcases the photographer's range and includes his fashion, theatre, and society photographs, portraits, as well as previously unpublished archive material such as polaroids and private correspondence. Curated by Snowdon's youngest daughter Frances von Hofmannsthal,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 101282

  29. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 241 of 400 specially bound copies signed by the artist on the half-title, of which 300 were numbered for sale and 100 were reserved for the artist. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 100454

  30. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in New York in October 1934 as Eleven New Cantos, the English edition was published under an altered title on 14 March 1935; 1,500 copies were printed, of which 300 were bombed during the Second World War. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 99601

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

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 97218

  32. If I Were You.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. If I Were You.

    London : 1931

    First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. With his co-writer Guy Bolton, Wodehouse dramatized the story as Who's Who, 1934. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 95360

  33. 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

  34. 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

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

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 90585

  36. Sense and Sensibility.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility.

    London : 1813

    Second edition. An attractive copy, uncommon in a contemporary binding. Sense and Sensibility was first published in late 1811, and the first edition was sold out by July 1813. This second edition, with the text significantly revised by Austen and the substitution of "By the author of Pride and Prejudice" for "By a Lady" on the title page, appeared... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 88406

  37. The Surgeon's Mate.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Surgeon's Mate.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression of the seventh book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. A beautiful, fresh copy. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 85548

  38. The Fortune of War.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Fortune of War.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. The sixth book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 85559

  39. 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

  40. The Secret Agent.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, first issue with the 40 pages of inserted ads at the rear. One of Conrad's very best works - a stunning novel of detection, espionage and revolution. "The Secret Agent depicts the atmosphere of Edwardian London in a psychological thriller of the anarchist underworld. Conrad's wit and chivalrous magnanimity are at their... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 81060

  41. Five Saints and an Appendix.
    ACTON, Harold. Five Saints and an Appendix.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Edward when he's in a poetic mood; these juvenilia from his old friend Harold". Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 80368

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. The Secret Agent. A Simple Tale.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent. A Simple Tale.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 77613

  45. 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

  46. The Fifth Column.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column.

    New York : 1938

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

    Stock Code: 64609

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. Men Without Women.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.

    New York : 1927

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

    Stock Code: 41996

  51. 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

  52. Open Sky. Sonny Rollins and his world of improvisation.
    ROLLINS, Sonny - NISENSON, Eric. Open Sky. Sonny Rollins and his world of improvisation.

    New York : 2000

    First edition. This copy signed by Rollins on the front free endpaper. A sincere student and practitioner of yoga and meditation, Rollins is an extremely reluctant signer. The present copy was signed at an event in 2008 at the Center for the Humanities, CUNY, "Sonny Rollins & Gary Giddins: Conversations in the Humanities." Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 44387

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. The Picture Post Portfolio.
    SPENDER, Humphrey; Bert Hardy; George Rodger. The Picture Post Portfolio.

    London : [1989]

    Limited edition, number 23 of 500 copies. Each plate signed by the photographer, accompanied by the certificate of authenticity. This portfolio, produced to celebrate the photography of the magazine Picture Post (1938-1957), provides a stunning snapshot of English life in this period.



    The Picture Post, described as "a magazine of brilliant... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 127002

  57. The Ghost Pirates.
    HODGSON, William Hope. The Ghost Pirates.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Hodgson's landmark work, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "N. Rendall, Esq. from William Hope Hodgson - 'May we be friends e'en though we disagree'. Sept. 21st '09." Rare inscribed, with no other copies traced. Hailed as one of the best novel-length works of supernatural fiction... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 101607

  58. The Emperor Constantine.
    SAYERS, Dorothy L. The Emperor Constantine.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression, of the author's last play, written for the 1951 Colchester Festival. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 89241

  59. Monopoly.
    ROBINSON, E. A. G.. Monopoly.

    London & Cambridge : 1941

    First edition, first impression of the Cambridge economist's second major work in the Cambridge Economic Handbook series. Robinson was a close friend and trusted colleague of J. M. Keynes, who was the first editor of the series.

    This copy features an inscription by F. A. Burchardt, research scholar at All Souls college, Oxford, and key part of... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 116881

  60. The Happy Hypocrite.
    BEERBOHM, Max. The Happy Hypocrite.

    New York : 1906

    Second US Edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first blank, "To Clare with love from her friend Max". Beerbohm presentations are not common. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 36059

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