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  1. Quality Street.
    THOMSON, Hugh (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Quality Street.

    London : [1913]

    Signed limited edition, number 588 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator. J. M. Barrie's comedy was first performed in 1901 and enjoyed frequent revivals. The play provided the name for the confectionery first manufactured in 1936. The play was first filmed in 1927 and a second adaptation, starring Katharine Hepburn, was released in 1937.

    Reviewing... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 150858

  2. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    First Dulac edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun, with an accompanying typed letter dated July 1986 addressed to Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance (the initial purchaser), introducing the book, and signed by each of the four craftsmen involved in the designing, sewing, binding, and tooling of the volume. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 148410

  3. The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.
    MASEFIELD, John - BLAKE, Quentin. The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.

    London : 1991

    First edition, first impression of the first combined edition of The Midnight Folk (first published in 1927) and The Box of Delights (first published in 1935), featuring illustrations by Quentin Blake.

    Masefield first asked his publishers about a combined edition of the two Kay Harker books in 1935 and was told it was "an excellent idea". He... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 150278

  4. British Butterflies and Their Transformations.
    HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel, & John Obadiah Westwood. British Butterflies and Their Transformations.

    London : 1841

    First edition, splendidly and accurately illustrating the butterflies of the British Isles. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148327

  5. A Christmas Carol.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1964

    A beautifully bound copy of Dickens's Christmas classic, first published in 1843, with illustrations by Rackham, first published in 1915.

    A Christmas Carol was an instant success, reportedly selling all 6,000 copies of the first edition on the first day of publication, and Dickens went on to write four more small festive books for each successive... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 148162

  6. A Christmas Carol.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1915

    First trade edition, in the publisher's special deluxe binding, the rarest of all the various original bindings. This copy is the first issue with the frontispiece mounted on white paper and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144940

  7. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles; ALDIN, Cecil (illus.) The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1910

    First edition thus, first impression. The Dickensian reviewed Cecil's edition upon publication, noting that "Aldin has very wisely chosen to illustrate the book throughout, and although it makes two large volumes, no one will regret that, considering the wealth of pictures it contains" (p. 322). Cecil Aldin was "identified with clever work in colour... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 130775

  8. The Life of Mohammad The Prophet of Allah.
    DINET, E; BEN IBRAHIM, Sliman. The Life of Mohammad The Prophet of Allah.

    Paris : 1918

    Limited edition of 875 numbered copies of which this number 74. Alphonse-Étienne Dinet (1861-1929), a French-born and Paris-trained painter, lived and worked for almost fifty years in Algeria. His conversion to Islam in 1908 was made formal in 1913. This is one of many collaborative works he produced with Sliman Ben Ibrahim, who originally served as... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136218

  9. Tales From Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
    FARJEON, Eleanor. Tales From Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

    London : 1948

    An attractive copy of Farjeon's retelling of Chaucer, with charming illustrations by W. Russell Flint, here specially bound as a school prize binding, presented by Westminster School to a student for mathematics in 1952 (presentation inscription to initial binder's blank). Farjeon's rendering was first published in 1930. Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 150485

  10. The Flower Book.
    BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.

    London : 1905

    First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.

    Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146476

  11. De re militari libri quatuor.
    VEGETIUS RENATUS, Flavius. De re militari libri quatuor.

    Paris : 1553

    Fifth Wechel edition, the fourth illustrated, of the Scriptores rei militaris (The writers of the art of war), which gathers the work of four Roman authors, Vegetius, Frontinus, Aelianus, and Modestus. The superb woodcuts were copied from Heinrich Steiner's 1529 Augsburg edition and first used by Wechel in 1532. This copy carries an appealing ancien... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145044

  12. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from the Drawings of R. Westall.
    WESTALL, Richard. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from the Drawings of R. Westall.

    London : 1819

    First edition, third issue, the scarce de luxe Large Paper version, with the plates printed on card and mounted, originally sold at 10 guineas - some three times the UK average annual earnings - gilt on black label to the title page to that effect.

    Wonderfully effective series of heroic images from the Duke's triumphs in the Peninsula and at... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 144880

  13. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.
    PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.

    Venice : 1576

    Second and best edition, which contains "much more" (Sabin) than the first edition of 1572, including 17 additional maps. Two of these, Jamaica and Porto Rico, are in the eight-map section on the New World, which also includes a reduced version of Forlani's 1565 map, the first to show America as a single geographical entity, Temistitan (Mexico), Cuba,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 143018

  14. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, in a very handsome binding by the leading British bookbinders Bayntun-Riviere, and delightfully extra-illustrated with the full suite of Frederick Pailthorpe's 24 additional illustrations which were issued in 1882, retaining the front wrapper of that publication with the publisher's presentation... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145656

  15. Sense and Sensibility: A Novel.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility: A Novel.

    London : 1833

    First Bentley edition, the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American edition by a few months), and the first edition to be illustrated; issued as the twenty-third in Bentley's Standard Novels series.

    Sense and Sensibility was first published in 1811, with the second edition in 1813. In 1832-3 Richard Bentley bought the copyright to... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145567

  16. Lithographe.
    CHAGALL, Marc. Lithographe.

    Paris : 1960-86

    First editions in French, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in English the same years. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145471

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

    London : 1951

    First UK edition with Rackham's illustrations, 100th edition overall; number 212 of 500 copies, finely bound.

    Grahame's timeless classic 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 published in New York in 1940, and it was the last... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 148419

  18. Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; HALL, Isabel Hawxhurst (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    New York : 1911

    First Hall edition of this beautifully illustrated Rubáiyát, with full page illustrations containing the verses and facing typographic text. This edition of the Rubáiyát is the only book illustrated by Hall (1887-1952), who later worked as a designer of stained glass windows, wallpaper, and textiles.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146198

  19. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137334

  20. The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World:
    PICART, Bernard, & Jean Frederic Bernard. The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World:

    London : 1733-39

    First complete edition in English of one of the great books of the 18th century, a beautifully illustrated survey of religious observances around the world, marking "a major turning point in European attitudes toward religious belief" (Hunt, Jacob & Mijnhardt, p. 1).

    Originally published in French at Amsterdam between 1723 and 1737 (Ceremonies... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 148148

  21. Passover Haggadah.
    SZYK, Artur (illus.); ROTH, Cecil (ed.) Passover Haggadah.

    London : [1939]

    First Szyk edition, number 112 of 125 copies printed on vellum and signed by Szyk and Roth released for sale in the British Empire, with a further 125 copies issued for America.

    Artur Szyk (1894-1951) completed the illustrations for this, the most sumptuous of modern printed editions of the Haggadah, in Poland between 1934 and 1936. European... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 145891

  22. The Early Work.
    BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. The Early Work.

    London : 1899

    First edition, the limited issue, one of 120 copies on Japanese Vellum, of this lavish publication gathering the early works of Aubrey Beardsley, and which was followed by two more volumes, his Late Work (1901) and Uncollected Works (1925). This is a superb copy.

    The present work includes 16 of his illustrations and designs for Wilde's Salome... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149898

  23. Stirrings Still.
    BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still.

    New York & London : 1988

    First edition, first printing, number 40 of 226 numbered copies on vélin de Rives paper signed by both Beckett and le Brocquy on the limitation leaf. A superb copy of Beckett's last prose work. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 149945

  24. Stirrings Still.
    BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still.

    New York & London : 1988

    First edition, first printing, the dedication copy, Hors Commerce copy I/XV, from a total edition of 226 copies on vélin de Rives signed by Beckett and le Brocquy. This is the dedicatee's copy additionally marked "BR" for Barney Rosset, for whom the story was written. An immaculate copy of Beckett's last prose work, together with extra material.

    Loosely... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 149946

  25. Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man … By an Old Sailor.
    BARKER, Matthew Henry, & George Cruikshank (illus.). Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man … By an Old Sailor.

    London : 1826

    First edition of this rollicking and highly attractive colour plate book, among Cruikshank's "most brilliantly comic treatments of naval life capturing with incomparable vivacity the frolics of tars ashore and at sea" (Johnson, p. 7). This copy presented in an attractive period-style binding.

    Cruikshank was a friend of Barker (1790-1846), who... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 145496

  26. Original artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    DAHL, Roald; JAQUES, Faith (illus.) Original artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    London : [c.1973]

    Original cover artwork, signed by the artist on the verso, for the first paperback edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, annotated with printing details to the margins and depicting Willy Wonka, Charlie and the other Golden Ticket-winners gathered around the Everlasting Gobstopper Machine. Original artwork for Roald Dahl's books is rare, and... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 142906

  27. History of British Birds.
    BEWICK, Thomas. History of British Birds.

    Newcastle upon Tyne : 1797-1804 & 1791

    First edition of the Birds, Second edition of the Quadrupeds; an attractive set of Bewick's classic natural history works copiously and characterfully illustrated with studies of the animals by Thomas Bewick.

    It was the General History of Quadrupeds (1790) which ensured "Bewick's national reputation was fully established" (ODNB), and confirmed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 149228

  28. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London & New York : [1907]

    First Rackham edition, American deluxe issue, number 479 of 550 copies for sale in the US. Unusually for Rackham, he did not sign this edition, as he was travelling at the time of publication. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138115

  29. Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi.
    BIBLE; Latin; GILL, Eric. Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1926

    Limited edition, number 31 of 250 copies only.

    Reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement on 29 July 1926, the reviewer noted "this is a production for which we have nothing but praise. The first requirements, a harmony of form and balance of weight between illustrations and type, are perfectly fulfilled... In spirit Mr Gill's illustrations could... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 149674

  30. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
    FLEMING, Ian; BURNINGHAM, John (illus.) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    London : 2014

    First edition thus, one of 50 deluxe issue copies, numbered by the artist, this being number 112. Included with the three text volumes are two prints, signed and numbered 12 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: 134337

  31. Max und Moritz:
    BUSCH, Wilhelm. Max und Moritz:

    Munich : [1865]

    Rare first edition, first impression, of the book widely regarded as the prototype of the children's comic. The first printing was 4,000 copies, but the nature of the book and the juvenile readership led to a very high attrition rate. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy.

    After Struwwelpeter, Max und Moritz is the best known German children's... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 138250

  32. Japanese Fairy Tales.
    HEARN, Lafcadio. Japanese Fairy Tales.

    Tokyo : [1931]

    First edition thus of the illustrated 5-volume set of Japanese folklore stories. These five tales were first published on plain paper between 1898 and 1922 in a larger format than this one. They were also issued separately in small crêpe-paper editions (the crêpeing process was applied after printing) sometimes simultaneously as the first plain paper... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 149231

  33. Fasciculus medicinae.
    KETHAM, Johannes de. Fasciculus medicinae.

    Venice : 1495

    Second Latin edition. First published in Latin in 1491, Ketham's Fasciculus medicinae was then issued in Italian in 1493 with a new set of woodcuts which quickly became popular and celebrated. These new woodcuts marked an important step forward in medical illustration, the human figures and their anatomy becoming much more representational and realistic.... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 147446

  34. Iran: Persian Miniatures - Imperial Library.
    PERSIAN MINIATURES. Iran: Persian Miniatures - Imperial Library.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, richly illustrating Persian miniatures from the Golestan Palace in Tehran, published as the sixth in the Unesco World Art Series, "designed to bring within the reach of artists, teachers, students and the wide art-loving public, the finest quality colour reproductions of masterpieces of art which hitherto have been known to a too limited... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147744

  35. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

  36. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

    London : 1917

    First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 15 of 525 copies signed by the artist. A publisher's note describes how this collection, "together with the selection we published some years ago... make a total of one hundred stories which include, it is thought, all the best of the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" (p. v). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147704

  37. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India
    MASON, George Henry; ALEXANDER, William; DALVIMART, Octavien; PYNE, William Henry; D'OYLY, Charles & Thomas Williamson. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India

    London : 1800; 1801; 1803; 1804; 1804; c.1824

    "A most important series of books on costume" (Hardie, p. 151), this a particularly choice set - presented here in stylish period morocco bindings - of these famous colour plate books, issued by two of the most fashionable publishers of the era, William Miller and Edward Orme.

    The Costume of China has plates by the accomplished stipple engraver... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 145507

  38. Ehrenpforte. Arc triomphal de l'empereur Maximilien I. (The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I.)
    DÜRER, Albrecht. Ehrenpforte. Arc triomphal de l'empereur Maximilien I. (The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I.)

    [Vienna : 1799]

    Fourth impression of Dürer's Ehrenpforte, one of the great giant woodcuts of the Renaissance, printed from the original 16th-century blocks under the supervision of Adam Bartsch. The blocks are now preserved at the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

    The work was intended for assembly as a gigantic wall print measuring approximately 3.5 x 3 metres (11... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 147472

  39. "Dancing Girl".
    CRAIG, Edward Gordon. "Dancing Girl".

    1908

    One of 30 copies, signed with initials and dated by the artist. Around this time Craig created a series of woodcuts as costume illustrations for Hamlet and other projects, including two-dimensional puppets for his model theatres.

    This woodcut illustration is marked as number 66 in the lower right corner. See Gordon Craig's Black Figures (introduced... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 149324

  40. "Susanna".
    CRAIG, Edward Gordon. "Susanna".

    1908

    One of 30 copies, signed with initials and dated by the artist. Around this time Craig created a series of woodcuts as costume illustrations for Hamlet and other projects, including two-dimensional puppets for his model theatres.

    This woodcut illustration is marked as number 69 in the lower right corner. See Gordon Craig's Black Figures (introduced... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 149354

  41. Watership Down.
    ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down.

    Harmondsworth : 1976

    First illustrated edition, first impression of the author's famous novel (originally published in 1972).

    For over two months, John Lawrence visited the Berkshire countryside with his sketchbook, making numerous drawings for this edition. Writing about the illustrator in The Guardian in June 2003, Joanna Carey noted that in Lawrence's "lyrical... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148948

  42. The Sphinx.
    WILDE, Oscar; ALASTAIR (illus.) The Sphinx.

    London : 1920

    First Alastair edition, one of 1,000 copies elaborately decorated with illustrations by Baron Hans-Henning von Voight (1887-1969), who published under the pseudonym Alastair.

    A contemporary critic called the artist "exquisitely fascinating, for there is that about him which often transports one into a wonderland full of beautiful and angelic... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 149254

  43. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.

    London : 1931

    Signed limited edition, special issue, number 2 of 14 copies for presentation issued with an original signed pen-and-ink and watercolour sketch by Rackham, here depicting Izaak Walton being served a fish on a plate, and in a specially commissioned luxury binding decorated in gilt with tools designed by the artist. The signed edition was limited to 775... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 142427

  44. 147887
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    London & Edinburgh : 1919

    First edition thus, deluxe issue, one of 350 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper. Rubáiyáts with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) were published from 1906 onwards, of which this edition is the most comprehensive and elaborate, with seven illustrations by Brangwyn reproduced for the first time.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 147887

  45. Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.) Rubáiyát.

    London & Edinburgh : 1920

    An attractive copy of the Brangwyn-illustrated Rubáiyát, with the scarce dust jacket. Rubáiyáts with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) were published from 1906 onwards; this edition is a reprint of the most comprehensive and elaborate, first published in 1919.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's translation, first published in... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 147893

  46. 147987
    DORÉ, Gustave (illus.); LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables.

    Paris : 1868

    First one-volume Doré edition; the book had been published in two volumes the previous year, following serial publication from November 1866. This is a splendidly bound copy, with illustrations from "one of the most popular" and "greatest of all illustrators" (Ray, 327-28).

    During the period of this book's publication, Doré went from being... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147987

  47. 147880
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; HANSCOM, Adelaide, & Blanche Cumming (illus.) The Rubáiyát.

    New York : 1912

    First edition thus. Originally published in 1905 with black-and-white lithographic plates, this edition of the Rubáiyát is lavishly illustrated in colour by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson (1875-1931), one of the first artists to use photography to illustrate literary works. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147880

  48. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

    London : 1909

    Signed limited edition, number 168 of 750 copies signed by the artist. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 134021

  49. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); GRIMM, The Brothers. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.

    London : [1925]

    Signed limited edition, number 398 of 600 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 134195

  50. Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java peints d'apres nature.
    HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, Berthe. Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java peints d'apres nature.

    Brussels : [c.1866]

    Second edition of this splendid depiction of the flowers and fruits of Java, richly presented in striking chromolithography, and one of the great colour plate books for Indonesia's flora. The first edition was published in 1863.

    Hoola van Nooten "was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage,... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 148660

  51. A Comedy of Terence called Andria.
    TERENCE. A Comedy of Terence called Andria.

    Verona : 1971

    First Bodoni edition, one of ten copies for presentation, with the printed presentation "This copy has been printed for David Earl of Crawford"; a further 160 numbered copies were also issued.

    David Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres (1900-1975) served as chairman of the National Trust from 1945 to 1965, alongside serving... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 147443

  52. The Forsyte Saga.
    GALSWORTHY, John. The Forsyte Saga.

    London, Melborne and Toronto : 1951

    First edition thus, second impression, handsomely bound by Bayntun for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his single initial monogram to the front cover. The Forsyte Saga was first published in its entirety in 1922; the illustrated single volume edition with Anthony Gross's highly acclaimed drawings was first published in 1950.

    The... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 148390

  53. The Ship that Sailed to Mars.
    TIMLIN, William M. The Ship that Sailed to Mars.

    London : [1923]

    First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, of the author's only published book. The book is considered "the most original and beautiful children's book of the 1920s... a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland".

    William M. Timlin (1892-1943), born in Northumberland, moved to South Africa in his twenties and remained... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 148952

  54. 121937
    DAHL, Roald. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    London : 1991

    First edition, first impression. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke was written in the last days of Roald Dahl's life for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute, with a dyslexic protagonist. Both Dahl and Blake donated their rights to the book to the institute. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 121937

  55. Illustrations of The Book of Job.
    BLAKE, William. Illustrations of The Book of Job.

    London : 1825 [1826]

    First edition, one of 65 sets on French paper, the rarest of the three forms of the original issue of the last series that Blake fully completed. "The modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 17901914, no. 8).

    In c.1805-06... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 147462

  56. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,
    FIELDING, T. H., & J. Walton. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,

    London : 1821

    First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818).

    Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143350

  57. Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant.
    PAIN, William & James. Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant.

    London : 1804

    New edition, first published in 1786, this the sixth edition overall: one of the standard architectural books of the Georgian period.

    William Pain co-authored the work with his son James, giving designs for country and town houses, chimney pieces, and ceilings in the Adam style, working drawings of the orders, and for the carpentry of roofs and... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 147709

  58. Bohemia in London.
    RANSOME, Arthur. Bohemia in London.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, of which 1,250 copies were printed. Bohemia in London, dedicated to fellow novelist M. P. Shiel, was Ransome's first success, based on the author's own experiences in the capital. Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford); well represented internationally on Library Hub,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 143696

  59. The Decameron.
    BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron.

    London : 1886

    First Payne edition, number 340 of 750 copies on Holland paper, in the rare jackets, an unrecorded variant in which the imprint on the title pages do not state that it was printed "for the Villon Society". "A landmark in the history of the Decameron in English, and the very first complete and unexpurgated version" (Armstrong, p. 259).

    A linguistic... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145739

  60. East Coast Scenery.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); TATE, William J. East Coast Scenery.

    London : 1899

    First edition, in a binding not recorded by Riall. Rackham contributed seven illustrations. Not in Latimore & Haskell. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 113066

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