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  1. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
    ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.

    1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966

    Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 131758

  2. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
    ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.

    29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958

    Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.

    After Orwell finished... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 131757

  3. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
    ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.

    16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944

    Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 131753

  4. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
    ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.

    8 Nov 1934 - 22 July 1983

    Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.

    Orwell began to write the... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 131751

  5. "Troy Town": pair of sheets with two original watercolours, calligraphy and musical notation.
    ROBERTSON, Walford Graham. "Troy Town": pair of sheets with two original watercolours, calligraphy and musical notation.

    c. 1905

    Highly attractive piece rather in the style of the Beggarstaff Brothers, illustrating the old English ballad "The Wandering Prince of Troy", here shortened to simply "Troy Town", a retelling of the story of Dido and Aeneas; the opening lines reading "When Troy Town had, for ten yeeres past, Withstood the Greekes in manfull wise". The first sheet carries... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136594

  6. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [c.1939]

    Three journalistic pieces attesting to Churchill's prodigious output during the 1930s, when he lived by his writing and when "many subjects were grist to his tireless mill. Apart from anything else, he had no Cabinet salary after 1929 and it was largely his journalism that enabled him to maintain his comfortable standard of living. He therefore accepted... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121598

  7. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
    ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.

    1941-42

    A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 120664

  8. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.
    BANKING - HUTH & CO. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.

    1814-1850

    An extensive collection of letters sent to the founder and proprietor of the Frederick Huth & Co banking house, Frederick Huth (1777-1864), from his Spanish agents. Huth was born in Germany to an ordinary soldier, worked for a Spanish merchant in Hamburg, and established a business in Corunna, Spain. In 1809 he fled to England following the invasion... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 135449

  9. Tableau de la Marine de France divisée par Escadres, 1787.
    FRENCH NAVY. Tableau de la Marine de France divisée par Escadres, 1787.

    c.1787]

    Elegant, superbly-finished presentation tabulation of the strength of the French navy at this historically crucial period, just four years after its vital role in the American War of Independence, and two before the outbreak of the French Revolution. In the latter half of the eighteenth century, as the French state set about systematizing and centralizing... Learn More
    £7,250.00

    Stock Code: 60825

  10. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.

    6 June 2002

    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationery, the letter reads "Thank... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 134780

  11. Typed letter signed, in response to a fan letter.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a fan letter.

    24 October 1994

    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a fan letter. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... All good wishes Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Typed on her own House of Lords stationery, the letter reads "Thank you so much for your kind letter which arrived while I was... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 134781

  12. Autograph letter signed.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed.

    13 May 1991

    A handwritten card sent by Margaret Thatcher to Keith Polyblank, one of her admirers. Thatcher writes "Dear Mr. Polyblank, Thank you so much for your kind letter. I am fine and very active although so many good things receive little publicity. I gave many interviews that week in early March - all the rest gave a totally different impression - e.g. the... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 134782

  13. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.
    RILKE, Rainer Maria. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.

    Hôtel Bellevue Sierre (Valais), Switzerland : 4 November 1926

    An emotionally-charged autograph letter signed from Rilke to his fellow Prague poet, the Austrian essayist and translator Count Paul Thun-Hohenstein (1884-1963), in which he laments his inability to host his friend at Muzot due to a sudden sickness and divulges his desire to travel to the Mediterranean - content made poignant in light of the seriousness... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 132323

  14. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.
    MARX, Karl. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.

    Brussels : [1847]

    An unpublished autograph letter signed in French, Marx's earliest known missive to the Belgian radical journalist and politician Lucien-Léopold Jottrand, president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, of which Marx became vice president. Under the influence of Marx and Engels, the Democratic Association would become one of the principal hubs... Learn More
    £130,000.00

    Stock Code: 132140

  15. Animal Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Animal Poems.

    Crediton : [1967]

    First edition, one of 20 copies containing a manuscript poem, this copy with The Hawk in the Rain, additionally signed and numbered by the author, this being number 37, and bound in decorative wrappers. This edition was published with a total limitation of 100, of which six were bound in green morocco with each poem written by the author in manuscript... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 134125

  16. His manuscript corrections to the typescript of an unpublished biographical study
    LOWRY, Malcolm. His manuscript corrections to the typescript of an unpublished biographical study

    [Paris?, &] Brewster, MA : 1960

    A remarkable self-commentary by Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957), the author of one of the great novels of the century, annotating an intended biographical study of him, together with a signed letter from his important literary influence and friend. Aiken's letter is apparently written in response to a request from the would-be biographer for information about... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132133

  17. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.
    GERSHWIN, George. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.

    New York : 1927

    An appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to the publisher Friede, Gershwin regrets having been unable to read Philip Barry's new play, but gives permission for his name to be appended to any suitable words of praise the publishers care to use, "as I shall no doubt make the comment you use after reading... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130229

  18. Jong Holland.
    WESSEL, Gerard. Jong Holland.

    Amsterdam : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Gerard Wessel, "the Dutch Weegee", captures the nightlife and culture of young people in the mid-1980s to early 90s. "Jong Holland (Young Holland) draws a crystal-clear but also slightly outrageous picture of the first generation of young peple to have grown up in a modern and prosperous Netherlands". (The Dutch Photobook)... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 127373

  19. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".
    BRADBURY, Ray. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".

    [Los Angeles : 1961 & 1980]

    Presentation copies of two original manuscripts, both inscribed by the author to his old friend Douglas Menville, the science fiction and fantasy writer.

    "So Run the Sands Back Up the Glass" is a corrected typescript dated 1961, and apparently unpublished, inscribed by the author on the recto, "For Doug, with my friendliest wishes - this original... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 127474

  20. Four autograph Indian recipes:
    BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:

    [c.1850]

    A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127294

  21. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.

    2003

    The letter sent by Margaret Thatcher in response to Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman's letter of condolence, on the occasion of the death of her husband Denis in 2003. Thatcher writes in her customary blue ink "Dear Elaine, it was so good of you and Edward to write. Yours ever, Margaret", with the typed letter, dated 23 July 2003, reading "Thank you so much... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 127350

  22. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
    GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.

    Labore : 1876

    An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.

    Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 125725

  23. Ornette Coleman: His Life and Music
    COLEMAN, Ornette - WILSON, Peter Niklas. Ornette Coleman: His Life and Music

    Berkeley, CA : 1999

    First edition, signed by Coleman on the front panel of the wrappers, and with two pages of autograph manuscript in black felt tip pen on the stationery of The Argent Hotel, San Francisco, charts in preparation for his Ornette Coleman Quartet SF Jazz Festival concert in November 2005, loosely inserted, together with concert ticket stubs. Alto-saxist,... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 125300

  24. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.

    Baltimore : 1934

    Seldes gave Tender Is the Night a rave review in the New York Evening Journal on the day of publication, 12 April 1934. Fitzgerald writes two weeks later to thank him: " I never had any doubt after the weeks and months of half-sleepless work on the thing that it had some special merit and value but it is so nice to see an appreciation of it so early... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 124321

  25. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.
    PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.

    [Paris? : 1950s]

    The original holograph manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled "La vraie histoire du jazz" ("The real... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 123995

  26. Typed letter signed to Eileen Cond.
    FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed to Eileen Cond.

    London : 5 December 1957

    Fleming writes to this "most faithful follower" of his fortunes: "I well remember my pleasure at getting your letter shortly after 'Casino Royale' was published. It was my first fan letter from a member of the public!... here, with my very best wishes, is your bookplate for 'The Diamond Smugglers'." Eileen Cond was a book collector who sent out her... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123740

  27. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
    YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.

    Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September [1934]

    A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.

    Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 123152

  28. My Life.
    CLINTON, Bill. My Life.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my friend Judy Collins with thanks - Bill Clinton", additionally inscribed by Collins, with a heart, on the title page, together with a typed letter signed by Clinton. The letter reads: "Dear Judy: Happy birthday! I hope this year will be full of happiness,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122796

  29. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  30. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".
    CILLEY, Joseph, Major General. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".

    Nottingham, NH : 1772

    Exemplary pre-Revolutionary War military document, linking two men with extensive service during the period: Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) and Enoch Page (1742-1832). A highly attractive piece, we have been unable to trace any other documentary material from Cilley on the market.

    Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 116877

  31. Document signed (initialled "HR" at head), appointing John Mewtas as investigator of ecclesiastical corruption in the Midlands.
    HENRY VII. Document signed (initialled "HR" at head), appointing John Mewtas as investigator of ecclesiastical corruption in the Midlands.

    Calais : 1492

    Writing from Calais and styling himself "king of ffraunce and of England and lord of Ireland", Henry shows a characteristically keen concern with money. Henry had been in Calais since October, besieging Boulogne and on 3 November at Étaples obtaining peace with the French king Charles VIII on reasonable terms - a generous annual payment in compensation... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 116939

  32. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Charles Carey.
    EVERETT, Alexander Hill. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Charles Carey.

    Boston : October 21 1835

    A choice letter between two of the leading American economists of the day, testimony to the emergence of an American school of economics that was explicitly conceived as an alternative to the orthodoxy of British classical economics.

    The letter was initiated through the recent publication of Carey's first book, Theory of Wages (1835), which he... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 116816

  33. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.
    DUVOISIN, Roger. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.

    Gladstone, NJ : 1970s

    An attractive collection of correspondence from the Swiss-born American writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) and his wife Louise (Loulou) Fatio to their friends, Helen and Max. Roger Duvoisin won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow, written by Alvin Tresselt (D. Lothrop Co., 1947). He and his wife created together the Happy... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 116252

  34. Schools and Universities on the Continent.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. Schools and Universities on the Continent.

    London : 1868

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed "with the author's sincere regard" in the author's hand on the half title. This copy also contains an autograph letter signed from Arnold to Mr Osborne Turner Junr., on Whitehall Education Department stationery, informing the recipient of his supplementary book "Higher Schools and Universities in Germany" published... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 115431

  35. A series of letters to art historian and biographer Auguste Bréal.
    BUSSY, Dorothy & Simon. A series of letters to art historian and biographer Auguste Bréal.

    Roquebrune, London, Nice, etc. : 1919-40

    Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey) had translated Bréal's book on Velazquez back in 1905 and the present letters have an easy intimacy throughout. In the first she introduces J. M. Keynes "(pronounced Canes) He is something of a swell an intimate friend of my brother Lytton's, Duncan Grant's chief patron, the headquarters in fact of all the Bloomsbury... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 114757

  36. Illustrated autograph letter signed to Gilbert Seldes.
    YEATS, John Butler. Illustrated autograph letter signed to Gilbert Seldes.

    New York : 1921

    In this illustrated letter written six weeks before his death, John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), father of the poet W. B. Yeats, writes to Dial editor Gilbert Seldes: " That hour glass is a great comfort to Father Time & to others. Art with representation, that is, without condition is the latest demands of austere critics. These people, & among them are... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 114617

  37. Grand Tour diary.
    GRAND TOUR DIARY - NELSON, John Horatio. Grand Tour diary.

    1846-47

    An entertaining Grand Tour diary, chatty and discursive. John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was great-nephew of the hero of Trafalgar, the second son of Thomas Bolton, who changed his surname on becoming the 2nd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He took holy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 114065

  38. Original manuscript: What No Woman Knows.
    [SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil. Original manuscript: What No Woman Knows.

    London : 1955 & 1957

    The original manuscript of Southwold's novel, accompanied by the first edition, inscribed by him on the third page: "Original manuscript of my novel What No Woman Knows. Begun Feb. 1, 1955 & finished March 2, 1955. Neil Bell, Brixham, Devon. April 1955." Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 110233

  39. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.
    WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.

    Boston and New York : 1900

    First illustrated editions, both copies inscribed and signed by Wiggin on the front free endpapers and Penelope's Progress with the title page additionally signed and dated 1901, and an autograph note signed tipped in. Penelope's Progress is inscribed quoting the first sentence of the book: "We have travelled together before, Salemina, Francesca, and... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 110167

  40. Commerce and Industry.
    PAGE, William, (ed.) Commerce and Industry.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, of the comprehensive history of Britain's economy prior to the First World War as recorded by Parliament, written to "afford some assistance to those interested in the reconstruction which necessarily follows the destructive agency of war". This copy was owned by economic historian Sir William James Ashley, who made... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 107045

  41. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.

    Queen's Square Place, Westminster : 1802

    Autograph letter signed to Sir John William Anderson (c. 1736-1813), MP for London 1793-1806, discussing the expense of supporting convicts, prompted by the debate resulting from the third reading of the Convicts Transportation Bill in parliament the day before. The letter was sent accompanied by a copy of the first of Bentham's "Letters to Lord Pelham".... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 106092

  42. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.

    [Asheville, NC : 1936]

    Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.

    The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More
    £95,000.00

    Stock Code: 100917

  43. Manuscript order book.
    BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.

    1746-56

    John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 100745

  44. Signed photograph and letter.
    DEIGHTON, Len. Signed photograph and letter.

    1983

    Photograph inscribed upper right "For J F Beckman, with best wishes, Len Deighton", together with a short letter dated "12 Dec '83, Dear Mr Beckman, Thanks for your letter. I enclose a signed photo with every good wish for you and your collection, yours truly, Len Deighton." Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 100769

  45. Manuscript maquette for Creepy Castle.
    GOODALL, John Strickland. Manuscript maquette for Creepy Castle.

    London : 1975

    The original manuscript maquette of Goodall's wordless picture book, Creepy Castle, which would be published in 1975 by Macmillan in London and Atheneum in New York. While the published book conveys Goodall (1908-1996)'s inventive approach to the picture book format, it fails to fully transmit the delicate lines and colouring of the artist's lively... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 98985

  46. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
    DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.

    Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91

    Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 97282

  47. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
    TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.

    London : 1796-1821

    A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 94720

  48. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."
    SEARLE, Ronald. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."

    [1956?]

    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly saw the ballet then,... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 90918

  49. Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais.
    QUESNAY, Francois. Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais.

    [Versailles] : 1758

    One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais.

    The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was anonymously published... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 86329

  50. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]
    WHITE, T. H. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]

    [1960]

    Mimeograph typescript of T. H. White's play, "Macbeth the Knife", sent to Harley J. V. Usill, founding director of British record label Argo Records. The typescript is inscribed on the title page, "from T. H. White / Alderney / Channel Isles", and has a lengthy written note to "Dearest Usill" about the possibility of recording the play: "For sound on... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 86009

  51. The Writings.
    WARD, Mrs Humphry. The Writings.

    Boston and New York : 1909-12

    "Autograph edition"; number 184 (throughout) of 750 copies, with, instead of the signed leaf that is tipped in in some copies, three leaves of original manuscript tipped in to the front of volumes 8, 11 and 12 (presumably in the volumes containing the stories to which they appertain). Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 84557

  52. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.

    Panama : 1860

    A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names in Canyon City and Virginia... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 77160

  53. The Beauty Part.
    PERELMAN, S. J. The Beauty Part.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed (on Valentine's Day) by the author to his friend and collaborator Ronald Searle on the front free endpaper, "For Monica and Ronald, this obstreporous sic vaudeville with love from its author, Sid. 14 February, 1968". Includes, loosely inserted, an envelope dated Feb 12 1986 to Searle from Perelman containing... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 76521

  54. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
    EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.

    Concord, : 1856

    RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 70151

  55. Death in Spring and A Flower Piece, manuscript drafts.
    BATES, H. E. Death in Spring and A Flower Piece, manuscript drafts.

    1932

    Manuscript drafts for two of Bates's stories that were published in The Black Boxer Tales in 1932. Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 60259

  56. The Floating Opera.
    BARTH, John. The Floating Opera.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. With an inserted typed letter signed from the author to a professor at the University of Cincinnati: "Dear Mr. Godshalk, I know J. B. Cabell's works only at second hand; have never been curious enough, despite several critics' comparisons, to know them at first. So But good luck with the seminar.... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 51810

  57. Typed letter signed to Renée Longy-Miquelle; with presentation copies of two of his books, The Joy of Music (1959) [and] The Infinite Variety of Music (1966).
    BERNSTEIN, Leonard. Typed letter signed to Renée Longy-Miquelle; with presentation copies of two of his books, The Joy of Music (1959) [and] The Infinite Variety of Music (1966).

    New York : 1945

    A touching and resonant group, gifts of gratitude from the composer to his former music teacher, Renée Longy, who taught him at the Curtis Institute. The letter, undated but the envelope postmarked 5 January 1945, was written shortly after the opening of Bernstein's first Broadway musical, On The Town.

    "Well the show has opened and is a phenomenal... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 50137

  58. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
    PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.

    Ramsgate, Kent : 1841

    A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 46369

  59. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.

    1934

    A fine and longish letter in which Fitzgerald discusses Seldes's edition of Ring Lardner, a possible evening of one-act plays, and reviews of Tender Is the Night: "Just read the Lardner collection First and Last. At first I was disappointed because I had expected there would be enough stuff for an omnibus and I still feel that it could have stood more... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 44748

  60. Manuscript & Inscription Letters
    GILL, Eric (illus.); JOHNSTON, Edward. Manuscript & Inscription Letters

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a press mark featuring the letter... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 43224

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