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(THEAKER, Harry G.) KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies.
London : [c.1930s]An attractive copy of this illustrated edition, with a lovely example of the dust jacket. Issued as part of the Prince Charming Colour Books for Children series, The Water-Babies was first published in 1890 with Theaker's illustrations. Theaker (1873-1954) was an English artist best known for his colourful children's illustrations, which include... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 137396
NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, signed by Nevinson in pencil below the frontispiece. He was in France and Flanders during the First World War, before illness led to his military discharge in 1916. "From 1915 he executed and exhibited several harshly emotive images of the war in a futurist idiom" (ODNB). Scarce in the jacket. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141751
(CLAXTON, William.) LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) on the title page, thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps. Merci pour ces... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
(KLIMT, Gustav.) EISLER, Max. Gustav Klimt. Dernière gerbe.
Vienna : 1931First edition, first printing, number V of 20 "cuir doré" deluxe copies. This spectacular portfolio preserves six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War.
The total edition comprised 500 numbered copies, issued in French, German, and English. Of these, 150 copies were printed in French, as here, of which 20... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 140713
(GHOST STORIES.) STEAD, William Thomas (ed.) The Review of Reviews.
London : [1889-96]First editions of these Victorian ghost stories from the annual issue of the Review of Reviews, edited by the journalist and editor W. T. Stead (1849-1912), who developed a keen interest in spiritualism around 1890 and claimed he could communicate telepathically and practice automatic writing.
Stead was also the first editor to employ female... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136822
(MAURITIUS.) TEMPLE, Robert. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,
London : 1813First and sole edition of this superb and extremely scarce visual record of the British capture of Mauritius in 1810. The aquatinting is by the accomplished Scottish engraver John Heaviside Clark - also known as "Waterloo Clark" for his sketches made in the immediate aftermath of the battle from on-the-spot drawings by Robert Temple, serving with the... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 141697
GOREY, Edward. Gorey World.
San Francisco : 1996First 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... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141503
DISNEY, Walt. Bambi.
New York : 1941First edition thus, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed "To Janet with best wishes Walt Disney" on the half title. Walt Disney acquired the rights for Bambi in 1937 from a producer and director of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after the project was deemed too difficult. Indeed, the technical challenge of rendering a realistic animation of... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 109256
GOREY, Edward. Amphigorey Too.
[New York] : 1975First trade edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the title page. This work gathers 20 stories published both by Edward Gorey (as Gorey and under various pseudonyms), and from other authors. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141350
GOREY, Edward. Amphigorey Also.
New York : 1983First trade edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the title page. This work gathers 17 of Edward Gorey's stories, including The Utter Zoo, The Epiplectic Bicycle, L'Heure bleue, The Glorious Nosebleed, and The Stupid Joke. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141358
(GOREY, Edward.) TRAHEY, Jane, & Daren Pierce. Son of the Martini Cookbook.
New York : 1967First edition, first printing, of this untraditional cookbook where the recipes are put forth in their degree of difficulty (i.e. after three martinis, after four martinis) and even "avoid the use of knives, graters or choppers as much as possible". Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 141314
AUSTEN, John. (BYRON, Lord.) Four proofs for the dust jacket of The story of Don Juan.
London : 1939Varinat proofs for the dust jacket of the first Martin Secker edition. John Lane & The Bodley Head first published an edition illustrated by Austen in 1926 with a different cover design. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 141107
GOREY, Edward. Leaves From a Mislaid Album.
New York : 1972First edition, first printing, number 53 of 500 copies only, with a Gorey-illustrated publisher's bookmark loosely inserted. Each of the card features one of the illustrator's characters, apart from the first card (acting as title page) which displays three characters. Eight of the drawings (including the "title page" one) had appeared in the "Fall... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141380
(GOREY, Edward.) ELEVITCH, Morton D. (ed.), and others. First Person.
Rockport, Massachusetts : 1960First edition, first printing, of this literary magazine featuring contributions from Diana Athill, Thornton Wilder, Mark Twain, and Ford Madox Ford, to name but a few. The Gorey illustrations are from his Leaves from a Mislaid Album which would only be first published 12 years later, in 1972, and count 17 drawings. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 141424
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BURNEY, Frances. Evelina,
London : 1898First Rackham edition. Burney's celebrated epistolary novel was first published in 1778 and quickly achieved considerable popularity. This work is a relatively early example of Rackham's work, which at this time "tended to take on the appearance of woodcuts, with the main features being drawn in thick pen and brush. From 1905 to 1910, as printing techniques... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 141404
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition in book form, following serialization in monthly parts. Dickens had been catapulted to fame with the success of The Pickwick Papers, and to secure his next novel Chapman and Hall offered Dickens 150 a part, a sum ten times greater than that which he had received for Pickwick. It met with great public enthusiasm, which has continued unabated:... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 141189
(VERONA PRESS.) CHAGAL, Marc (illus.), and others. The Verona Press Rhyme Sheets 1 - 6.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, of this illustrated collection of poems from modern, ancient Greek, and medieval Chinese poets, including Geoffrey Scott, George Barker, and Frederick Johnston. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 141197
GOREY, Edward. Gorey Posters
New York : 1979First edition, first printing, signed by Edward Gorey on the title page, and with related material also signed by the artist: the publisher's 2 pp. promotional pamphlet (signed on the first page), and a poster titled "I love a mystery week" for the second international congress of crime writers, held in March 1978. Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 141199
GOREY, Edward. The Tunnel Calamity.
New York : 1984First edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the rear board. This is a Magic Windows book, "A Series Of Extraordinary Scenes In Three Dimensions", which allows the reader to peer through the window on the front cover, extend the accordion folds, and view Gorey's overlapping scenes of "the tunnel connecting East Shoetree and West Radish, St Frumble's... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141089
MUNARI, Bruno. The Lorry Driver.
London : 1945First UK edition, first impression, of this innovatively designed picture book, with flaps and wherein pages change size as the lorry driver gets closer to home. The Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari (1907-1998) produced several visually striking books for children from 1929 to his death. This book was published in Italy at the same time, under... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141093
MUNARI, Bruno. What I'd like to be.
London : 1945First UK edition, first impression, of this innovatively designed picture book, wherein a flap opens a window into each animal's mind. The Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari (1907-1998) produced several visually striking books for children from 1929 to his death. This book was published in Italy at the same time, under the title Mai contenti.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141091
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest.
London : First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 70 of 520 copies numbered and signed by Rackham; in the scarce dust jacket. This handsomely produced gift book pairs the enchanting illustrations of Arthur Rackham with one of the most magical of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138799
SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
London : 1908First Rackham edition, sighed limited issue, number 983 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist and released for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. This handsomely produced gift book pairs the enchanting illustrations of Arthur Rackham with one of the most magical of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127364
EWERS, Hanns Heinz. Alraune.
New York : 1929First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the illustrator with an original signed drawing in pencil and green pen to the second half-title, signed "for Dunninger, Mahlon Blaine 1936", depicting a demon pulling a mandrake-like woman from a hat. The recipient Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975) was one of the foremost magicians and mentalists of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123320
(KAFKA, Franz.) COESTER, Otto. Promĕna. (Metamorphosis.)
Moravia : April 1929Suite of illustrations for the first Czech edition, number 97 of 120 copies only, signed by the illustrator on the half-title in pencil and printed by the Graphic Union in Prague under the supervision of Josef Čapek. The illustrations were drawn by Coester in 1927 and are the first to be created for Kafka's masterpiece. The illustration of The... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 140159
(DULAC, Edmund.) HADJI-MAZEM (trans.) Contes des Mille et une Nuits.
Paris : [c. 1910]Early edition in French of the Dulac-illustrated Arabian Nights, published around the same time as the edition of 1907, and using the same illustrations. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham. Susan Lambert... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140999
(MARCEAU, Marcel.) Ronald A. Wilford Presents Marcel Marceau and His Partner Pierre Verry.
New York : 1973First edition thus, first printing, inscribed by Marceau on title page verso "In dear memory of Bip flower doodle Marcel Marceau, 1973"; together with a programme signed "Bip flower doodle Marcel Marceau, 1973" for one of Marceau's show in Denver, in March 1973. Dunetz published similar performance souvenir programmes from the late 1960s to 1976. Wilford... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140997
(WORLD WAR I.) Pages de Guerre.
Paris : 1915-16First edition, first printing, one of 100 on Japon paper, this one unnumbered. This illustrated collection of poems from the First World War was sold for the benefit of artists and craftsmen of the book industry who were wounded in that war. The contributing authors include Émile Verhaeren for Crime allemand, Léon Bloy for Nous ne sommes... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140915
(KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman. Moby Dick or The Whale.
New York : 1930First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing, signed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic, first published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 140872
ALLOM, Thomas; George Pickering; Thomas Rose. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated.
London and Paris : 1832-35First edition of this delightful collection of views, more than half of which are given over to Lake District subjects, described as being the first album that "featured Wordsworthian sites and sights" (Saeko Yoshikawa, William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900, 2014, p. 174). It was originally issued in 26 parts as a section of Fisher's... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140668
OXENFORD, Edward. Cat-Tales.
New York : [c. 1885]First and only edition of this lovely late 19th-century chromolithographed collection of poems for children. Rare, Worldcat locates two copies only (Philadelphia and Victoria, Australia); we were unable to trace any copies on Library Hub. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140673
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories and Fairy Tales.
London : 1893First Gaskin edition. Arthur J. Gaskin (1863-1926) was a member of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen. Gaskin was engaged by William Morris to produce woodcut illustrations for the Kelmscott Press, and Morris's influence can be seen here in Gaskin's work. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139578
(FLINT, William Russell, illus.) HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
London : 1955First edition, number 529 of 445 copies bound thus; a further 105 signed copies with eight extra plates were also issued, all printed at the artist's expense. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). His illustrations... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140576
MAGALLON, Xavier de. L'Ombre.
[Paris] : 1934First edition thus, first printing, number XIV of 26 copies on Arches, with an original Moreau-inspired etching of angel-airman falling numbered 6/120 and signed by Pierre Pascal; from a total edition limited to 110 copies.
This poetic tribute to an airman killed in the First World War, was written by Xavier de Magallon (1866-1956), marquis of Magallon... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140842
(NICHOLSON, Ben.) ALLEY, Ronald, and others. Art d'aujourd'hui.
Paris : 1953First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the artist on the front wrapper "Helen from Ben". The recipient was the art patron and collector Helen Christian Sutherland (1881-1965). She was an early patron of the Ashington Group, founded by Oliver Kilbourn (1904-1993). Nicholson had met Sutherland through the artist Constance Lane,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140862
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only, signed by John Guthrie on the limitation page. Five of the plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor, and the five others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play Two gentlemen of Verona (1623). Guthrie explains that "in terms of the stage... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
(DUNCAN, Isadora.) DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC, André (illus.), & Fernand Divoire. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.
Paris : [c. 1910]First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by both authors on the verso of front wrapper "A Monsieur G. de Pawlowski, en hommage, D. Divoire; Hommage de A. D. de Segonzac". This is one of 32 copies only, this one unnumbered, of Segonzac's drawings of Isadora Duncan's dance moves. Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140825
PICABIA, Francis. Exposition d'œvres de Picabia.
Paris : 1905First edition, first printing, of this catalogue from Picabia's first solo show which was held at the Galerie Haussmann in Paris; with a text by L. Roger-Milès. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140835
(GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.) JONES, David (illus.), & J. Isaacs (ed.) The Chester Play of the Deluge.
Waltham, St. Lawrence : 1927First edition thus, first impression, one of 201 of 275 copies only. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press" (Chanticleer). This is a retelling of the story of Noah and his Ark during the biblical deluge; the Chester version focuses on Noah's wife's reluctance to enter his Ark. The present copy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 140763
BONFILS, Robert. La Manière Française.
Paris : 1917First, and only edition, number 159 of 320 copies only. Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140768
(GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri.) EDE, H. S. A Life of Gaudier-Brzeska.
London : 1930First edition, first impression, number 147 of 350 copies, of this illustrated biography of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "designed to be a worthy memorial of his work", as pointed out in the loosely inserted publisher's promotional leaflet. Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon in the dust... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140770
(POP-UP BOOK.) KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. Marco Polo.
London : 1962The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts 13th-century explorer Marco Polo aboard the royal carriage, carried by four elephants, accompanying Kublai Khan on a hunt. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140702
LA MOTTE-FOUQUÉ, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de. Undine.
London : 1854First Lumley edition, second overall, of the Tenniel-illustrated Undine. It was first published in German in 1811, and first published with the Tenniel illustrations, in London by James Bruns, in 1845. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140742
BARLOW, Jane. The End of Elfintown.
London : 1894First edition of this interesting contribution to Victorian fairy literature by Irish-born poet and writer Jane Barlow (1857-1917). The work is exquisitely illustrated in a notably Pre-Raphaelite style by Laurence Housman (1865-1959), who likewise designed the art nouveau cover. Barlow was close friends with fellow Irish poets Katherine Tynan and William... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 135808
BATEMAN, H. M. The M.F.H. Who Ran Riot.
London : [c.1930]A charming cartoon advertisement for Moss Bros. illustrated by the prolific British cartoonist Henry Mayo Bateman (1887-1970). The cartoon follows a Master of Fox Hounds who is so outraged by "certain eccentricities in the appearance of his field" that he cancels the hunt until the participants can visit a Moss Bros. store to be properly attired.
Bateman's... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140838