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  1. Verdict of Twelve.
    POSTGATE, Raymond. Verdict of Twelve.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, of Postgate's first detective novel, rare with the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 104942

  2. A Display of Heraldrie:
    GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldrie:

    London : 1611

    First edition, second impression (with the 1611 title page and 1610 colophon), of John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry, which "was to remain the standard textbook on English heraldry until the second half of the eighteenth century, and it is still regularly used by working heralds in the twenty-first century" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141516

  3. Workes of Armorie,
    BOSSEWELL, John. Workes of Armorie,

    London : 1572

    First edition, contemporary hand-colouring throughout. The numerous woodcut crests and other illustrations throughout Bossewell's Armorie were published with the colours indicated by key letters ("V" for vert, green; "A" for argent, silver, etc). In this copy, all the crests, initials and illustrations have been finely illuminated throughout in colour... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 83133

  4. Camera Obscura.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir, as Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin. Camera Obscura.

    London : 1935

    First edition in English, first impression. Association copy, inscribed by Nabokov's agent, Otto Klement, on the front free endpaper, "To Margaret Anne although not a book for children. O. Klement." Camera Obscura was the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and is one of two famously scarce books issued by the hapless firm of John... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 124244

  5. Laughter in the Dark.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Laughter in the Dark.

    New York : 1938

    First US edition, first printing, in the first state green cloth binding. Originally serialised in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932 under the Russian title Камера обскура, the novel was first published in English as Camera Obscura by John Long (London 1935). However, Nabokov was so displeased with the translation that he... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 106062

  6. Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz."
    [DICKENS, Charles.] Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz."

    London : 1838

    First edition, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate. Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church" plate. He also decided that he no longer wished to... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 108107

  7. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    Philadelphia : 1842

    Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 90110

  8. A Chosen Light.
    MONTAGUE, John. A Chosen Light.

    Chicago : 1969

    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "for Donal Swift, John Montague, Sherry '78". Originally published in the UK in 1967. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 63479

  9. That's All That Matters.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar. That's All That Matters.

    New York : 1945

    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Roy Fuller/ with all good wishes/ from Oscar Williams/ 1945". Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 48243

  10. English Historical Memoirs.
    JESSE, John Heneage. English Historical Memoirs.

    London : 1901

    A good collected edition of the popular historical writings of John Heneage Jesse (c.1809-1874). The first of these, Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reigns of the Stuarts (4 vols.), was first published in 1840. Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 15482

  11. Caii Crispi Sallustii quae exstant …
    SALLUST. Caii Crispi Sallustii quae exstant …

    Venice : 1737

    Large paper copy of the famous edition of Sallust by the short lived Gottlieb Kortte (1698-1731), whose installation as professor of jurisprudence at Liepzig in 1726 Bach hailed in the allegorical cantata "Vereinigte Zwietracht". Kortte's edition of Sallust was first published in 1724. Samuel Charles Smith (usually styling himself C. Smith, as here)... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 48939

  12. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.
    MCQUEEN, Alexander. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.

    New York : 2010

    First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1,500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers, destroying the book in the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 103094

  13. Parfums Lucien Lelong.
    FASHION. Parfums Lucien Lelong.

    Paris : 1949

    First edition of this notably rare spectacular promotional brochure for Lelong's fragrances, with no other copies traced. Largely forgotten today, apart from amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong (18891958) was enormously influential.

    After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 95082

  14. Fans - 1932.
    FANS. Fans - 1932.

    Harrisburg, PA : 1932

    Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr L. B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils.

    Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness",... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 79116

  15. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,
    WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,

    London : 1653

    First edition. "A first Walton confers distinction upon its owner" (Westwood & Satchell). There are various typesetting errors in the first edition, although corrected and uncorrected sheets seem to have been issued indiscriminately, with little significance to the priority of issue. In the present copy "contention" (a mistake for "contentment") is... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 80090

  16. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.
    CHICAGO WOOLEN MILLS CO. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.

    Chicago : 1929

    A remarkable fabric sample case for the Chicago Woolen Mills Company featuring over 120 swatches, each with a paper label with detailed descriptions of composition and pattern, and an accompanying catalogue entitled "What Well Dressed Men Will Wear: Autumn/Winter 1929-1930".

    In 1922 W. P. Rogovsky, a tailor, was running the company under the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 83107

  17. Cinq Peintres et le Théâtre.
    PARMELIN, Hélène. Cinq Peintres et le Théâtre.

    Paris : 1956

    First edition, one of 150 copies only with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Lucien Coutaud, Léon Gischia, Félix Labisse, and Édouard Pignon(Fernand Léger had passed away the year before). This work provides a full study of the scenography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 63331

  18. The Works. With an Account of His Life and Writings by Dugald Stewart.
    SMITH, Adam. The Works. With an Account of His Life and Writings by Dugald Stewart.

    London : 1811-12

    First edition of the complete collected works of Adam Smith, with a biography of the author by the Scottish philosopher and mathematician Dugald Stewart. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 107885

  19. The Old Curiosity Shop.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.

    Philadelphia : 1842

    Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 90111

  20. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
    GONNE, Maud, (illus.); YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.

    Dublin : 1910

    First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the title page, and with an original initialled drawing in black ink on the front free endpaper (and expanded version of the ornament printed on p. 20.) Edith Maud Gonne (1866-1953) was one of the boldest figures of the Irish Literary Revival; a suffragette and artist, she remains best known... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137680

  21. Sylva,
    EVELYN, John. Sylva,

    London : 1664

    First edition of Evelyn's most celebrated book and famously the first book to be printed by order of the Royal Society, which had been founded four years previously. During the 1640s and 1650s production of glass and iron increased rapidly and the wood used to fire the furnaces and factories was not being replaced by fresh planting. This led to a serious... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 87758

  22. Water-colour Sketching Out-of-Doors.
    WILKINSON, Norman. Water-colour Sketching Out-of-Doors.

    London : [1953]

    First edition, first impression, of this work on water-colour techniques, volume 21 in the second series of The New Art Library. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 141870

  23. Histoires extraordinaires; Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires.
    POE, Edgar Allan, & Charles Baudelaire (trans.) Histoires extraordinaires; Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires.

    Paris : 1884

    First editions thus, each number 66 of 100 copies on Japon paper, of Poe's classic tales, extra-illustrated and and with an original watercolour in both volumes by noted Swiss artist Evert van Muyden (1853-1922), who left Rome to study at Geneva's Beaux-Arts around 1884. Van Muyden is best known for his illustrations of plants and animals inspired by... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141759

  24. The New Industrial State.
    GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. The New Industrial State.

    Boston : 1967

    First edition, first printing. In this book, Galbraith develops ideas previously discussed in his 1958 book The Affluent Society. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 123642

  25. Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville.

    [84 Park Street : March-May 1841?]

    Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville (attributed so by Bennett), sister-in-law to the radical vegan John Frank Newton. In 1813 Percy Shelley had been close friends with the Boinvilles when married to Harriet Westbrook, and he had also been in love with Harriet Boinville's daughter. Mary's letter to Boinville is full of interest, discussing the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 129798

  26. Old Rabbit the Voodoo and Other Sorcerers.
    WAIN, Louis (illus.); OWEN, Alicia Mary. Old Rabbit the Voodoo and Other Sorcerers.

    London : 1893

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of traditional African-American folklore. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 40244

  27. The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
    GOREY, Edward. The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

    Rohnert, Ca : 1999

    First edition, first printing, of this wall calendar for the year 2000, the year of Gorey's death, with his illustrations from The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Learn More
    £20.00

    Stock Code: 141496

  28. The Deranged Cousins.
    GOREY, Edward. The Deranged Cousins.

    Rohnert, Ca : 2002

    First editions, first printing, of this calendar for the year 2003, with Gorey's illustrations from The Deranged Cousins. Learn More
    £20.00

    Stock Code: 141499

  29. Gorey World.
    GOREY, Edward. Gorey World.

    San Francisco : 1996

    First edition, first printing, number 65 of 150 copies signed by Edward Gorey.

    The related material includes:

    1. The Fantod Pack (1995) publication flyer, with monochrome illustration on recto and publisher's information on verso.

    2. American Book Collector, two issues (May/June and November/December 1985), both including a Gorey... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141503

  30. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
    ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.

    London : 1815

    First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.

    Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 105235

  31. A Gorey Festival.
    GOREY, Edward. A Gorey Festival.

    New York : [1968]

    First edition thus, first printing, of this little collection of Gorey's stories, all previously published separately between 1960 and 1964. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141376

  32. A Gorey Year.
    GOREY, Edward. A Gorey Year.

    Petaluna : 2000

    A fine wall or desk daily calendar for the year 2000, also year of the Edward Gorey's death. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 141478

  33. The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
    GOREY, Edward. The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

    Rohnert Park, Ca : 1997

    First edition, first printing, of this week-per-page diary for the year 1998, with Edward Gorey's illustrations from The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Learn More
    £20.00

    Stock Code: 141480

  34. Q.R.V. Hikuptah [and:] Q.R.V. Unwmkd. Imperf.
    GOREY, Edward, as Dogear Wryde. Q.R.V. Hikuptah [and:] Q.R.V. Unwmkd. Imperf.

    No place : 1996

    First editions, first printings, signed by Gorey on the envelopes as "Dogear Wryde", rare complete and in such good condition. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141461

  35. [Postcards.]
    GOREY, Edward. [Postcards.]

    Rohnert, Ca : [after 2000]

    First edition, first printing, of this set of postcards featuring Gorey's illustrations from The Glorious Nosebleed. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 141467

  36. Panorama of Bombay Harbour.
    WALKER, A. H. Panorama of Bombay Harbour.

    Bombay : 1873

    A lively and appealing watercolour panorama of Bombay harbour taken from the heart of the city, "Old Mumbai", by a skilful amateur artist, showing a wonderful sweep across Bombay harbour and its islands, the soft outlines of the hills, pink and purple in the distance, and native vessels in the foreground. A. H. Walker was based in Jubbulpore, perhaps... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 98690

  37. Researches on the Jeynes and Boodhists;
    FRANCKLIN, William. Researches on the Jeynes and Boodhists;

    London : 1827

    First edition of a key book in the formation of the Victorian discourse about Buddhism and Brahmanism, which also includes include a discussion of serpent worship in various parts of the world.

    Francklin (1763-1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He enjoyed a considerable reputation as an oriental scholar,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96923

  38. Oriental Field Sports;
    WILLIAMSON, Thomas. Oriental Field Sports;

    London : 1819

    Second edition of the work the bibliographer considered the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence, containing 40 fine colour plates. The author, who served for 20 years in Bengal, describes his "pig-sticking adventures; shooting tigers from machans and elephant back, hunting buffalo, driving hogs, bears and wolves; and shooting peacocks and... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 87219

  39. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
    BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881

    London : 1885

    First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.

    "The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 82407

  40. The Life of Robert Owen: Written by Himself,
    OWEN, Robert. The Life of Robert Owen: Written by Himself,

    London : 1857-8

    First edition of the autobiography of Robert Owen (1771-1858), one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time, "published in his eighty-seventh year, but probably written much earlier, perhaps when he was planning the writing of his memoirs in 1835. The first volume takes the story of his life to the early 1820s" (Goldsmiths'... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 87786

  41. Shocks!
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Shocks!

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression, of Blackwood's "last full-scale original collection" (Ashley, p. 370), a gathering of 15 short stories of the supernatural by one of the masters of the genre. Bleiler singles out "A Threefold Cord", "Chemical", and "The Land of Green Ginger" as the best of the group and remarks that "Blackwood seems to have been obsessed... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 126704

  42. Metropolis.
    HARBOU, Thea von. Metropolis.

    Berlin : 1926

    First edition, first impression, the scarce cloth issue in an exceptional example of the rare dust jacket illustrated by Willy Reimann. Based on the original screenplay written by German director Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou in 1924, this novelization was published before the release of the film version on 10 January 1927. The film Metropolis... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 124278

  43. Lud-in-the-Mist.
    MIRRLEES, Hope. Lud-in-the-Mist.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, of this important fantasy novel by the Bloomsbury poet Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978), which "beautifully handles... Olde Englisshe folk culture in the mode later made popular by Tolkien" (Blieler). In 2011 Neil Gaiman described the work as "one of the finest fantasy novels in the English language... It is a little golden... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 112936

  44. The Golem.
    MEYRINK, Gustav. The Golem.

    London : 1928

    First English language edition, first impression, of this masterpiece of European fantasy fiction, from the German original first published in book form in 1915 by Kurt Wolff, Leipzig. Meyrink is considered "perhaps the foremost modern writer of supernatural novels... who used the subject matter of contemporary occultism in a highly individual, metaphysical... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 105402

  45. The Day of the Triffids.
    WYNDHAM, John. The Day of the Triffids.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression, of Wyndham's science fiction classic. "His story of the perambulating vegetable menace which takes over a Britain stricken with blindness was an immediate success. The inferior MGM film version (1963) starred Howard Keel, and a BBC television adaptation appeared in 1981. The novel sold as well and steadily as a Penguin... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 90298

  46. Methuselah's Children.
    HEINLEIN, Robert A. Methuselah's Children.

    Hicksville, NY : [1958]

    First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding and dust jacket. The publisher's file copy, inscribed by founder Martin Greenberg on the verso of the front free endpaper, "Gnome Press file copy, Martin Greenberg". The Gnome Press, founded by Greenberg and author David Kyle in 1948, was one of the most important science fiction presses of the... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 82256

  47. Ré sans fard.
    BÉRAUD, Rémi. Ré sans fard.

    La Rochelle : 1989

    First edition, first impression. This copy profusely inscribed to RAF pilot and flying ace James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson (1915-2001) from a visit to Ré in May 1990 with the Air Crew Association. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141070

  48. Inscribed postcard.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Inscribed postcard.

    Dursley, Gloucestershire : 2 April 1950

    A postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 87382

  49. General Conchology;
    WOOD, W. General Conchology;

    London : 1835

    Second edition. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 77947

  50. Ices: Plain and Decorated.
    VINE, Frederick T. Ices: Plain and Decorated.

    London & Glasgow : [c. 1900]

    This uncommon recipe book contains over 150 ice cream recipes from the turn of the 20th century. Recipes include: "Pine-apple Water Ice", "Iced Christmas Pudding" and "Ottoman Sherbert". Vine was one of the most eminent professional bakers and confectioners of his day. Not only was he the author of numerous books, but he was also the editor of the leading... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 120723

  51. Mutant.
    PADGETT, Lewis, pseud. of Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore. Mutant.

    New York : 1953

    First edition, first printing, one of 4,000 copies. Mutant is a 1953 collection of science fiction short stories by Lewis Padgett (pseudonym of science fiction writers and spouses Henry Kuttner and his wife C. L. Moore). The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Astounding in 1945. Groff Conklin, reviewing the 1953 edition for Galaxy, characterized... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 120659

  52. Fox in Love.
    MARSHALL, James (illus.); MARSHALL, Edward. Fox in Love.

    New York : 1982

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed with an original ink drawing of a fox on the front endpaper, "For Michael, love Jim Marshall, Los Angeles August 1985." Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 112336

  53. We Bombed in New Haven: A Play.
    HELLER, Joseph. We Bombed in New Haven: A Play.

    London : 1969

    First UK edition of the author's second published book. The play was originally produced at the Yale School of Drama in 1967 and debuted on Broadway shortly after its publication. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 99614

  54. Carving a Statue.
    GREENE, Graham. Carving a Statue.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression. Greene's play was first produced by Peter Wood in September 1965. Greene later wrote of the play that "Never before have I known a play like this one so tormenting to write or so fatiguing in production... At the age of sixty there is no reason to work, except to earn a living or to have 'fun'. This play was never fun... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 123402

  55. Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasury.
    HAGUE, Michael. Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasury.

    New York : 1995

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Hague on the title page. An anthology of Christmas themed texts, carols, and poems. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140845

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

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition. Number 884 of 1,030 copies signed by Rackham. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 107235

  57. Jute bag.
    PETER HARRINGTON. Jute bag.

    Get your own Peter Harrington bag; each one ethically produced in Kolkata, India, and climate neutral - made from 100 biodegradable, recyclable and environmentally friendly jute fibre. Learn More
    £5.00

    Stock Code: 83534

  58. A Christmas Card.
    YOUNG, Filson. A Christmas Card.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his old associate Max Beerbohm while on service with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in the First World War, "Max from Filson. H.M.S. Lion, North Sea, 5 Jan 1915", together with an original pen-and-ink and watercolour caricature of the author by Beerbohm drawn on the half-title.... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 105008

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