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  1. Ad Familiares.
    BELL, Clive. Ad Familiares.

    London : 1917

    First edition, sole printing, one of about 50 copies printed for private distribution, presentation copy to Bloomsbury Group affiliate, Lady Ottoline Morrell, incorporating the first printed word at the start of the text "Dear Ottoline".

    Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), an aristocrat and society hostess, who counted in her artistic and intellectual... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 145465

  2. Dialogues.
    BIRRELL, Francis (trans.); DIDEROT, Denis. Dialogues.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, of this translation. Inscribed by Frankie Birrell to the Bloomsbury Group members Ralph and Frances Partridge on the front free endpaper: "To Ralph & Frances from the translator". Frances Partridge née Marshall worked at Birrell and Bunny Garnett's bookshop in her early 20s, and records in her autobiography her mother's... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131854

  3. 146150
    BLOOMSBURY GROUP - BIRRELL, Francis, & David Garnett. Five catalogues from the Birrell & Garnett Bookshop:

    London : 1925-28

    First and only editions of five of the catalogues produced by the Birrell & Garnett bookshop, founded by the two eponymous Bloomsburyites. This copy was later inscribed and presented by Tony Bradshaw to John Carter (with his book label). This is a great association copy.

    Bradshaw was the owner of The Bloomsbury Workshop, a gallery and bookshop... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 146150

  4. Charles Lamb.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund (comp.) Charles Lamb.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, lengthily inscribed by Blunden on the front free endpaper recounting an interview between Lamb and "a Daily Mirage representative" and signed off to his dentist "Apologies to J.J.A. for this misuse of his Book and Waiting-Room, from his affectionate E. Blunden. 1934".

    The recipient was the eminent Irish surgeon... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145056

  5. 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

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    BUSSY, Dorothy, as Olivia. Olivia.

    London : 1949

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title "To Alexie and John Russell, kind hostess, illegible & friends, Olivia", and with their book label to the front free endpaper. This pseudonymously published lesbian novel by Dorothy Bussy, Lytton Strachey's sister, was dedicated to Virginia Woolf who had died in 1941.

    The novel is based... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 145461

  7. Simpson's Choice.
    CLUTTON-BROCK, Arthur. Simpson's Choice.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, this copy is unnumbered but marked "Review Copy", and bears the pencil ownership inscription, of the journalist and author Richard Ellis Roberts (1879-1953), to the front free endpaper.

    Roberts was "for a few years from 1928, literary editor of the New Statesman, and a relatively undistinguished... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 143062

  8. The Writings of E. M. Forster.
    FORSTER, E. M. - MACAULAY, Rose. The Writings of E. M. Forster.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144158

  9. 141433
    ROBINSON, Earl. Autograph letter signed, arranging a concert.

    [No date, circa 1960s]

    Autograph letter signed from the folk singer Earl Robinson to the journalist and peace campaigner Ray Gardner (1919-1997), arranging a performance, probably related to the peace movement. Robinson will fly into Seattle and send details ahead, asking Gardner to find him a guitar to borrow, and a piano too, preferable a grand on spinet type so he can... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141433

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    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Country Notes in Wartime.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Lady Milner, Nov. 1940, V.S.W.". This is a great association copy of a work uncommonly found inscribed.

    The recipient was Violet Georgina Milner, Viscountess, (1872-1958). After the death of her brother Leopold Maxse in 1932, Violet became editor of... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 146351

  11. Nursery Rhymes.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Nursery Rhymes.

    Bayntun : 1947

    First edition, limited issue, number 344 of 550 copies on handmade paper, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "Inscribed for Lucienne Gow by V. Sackville-West". The recipient was the first chairman of the Tenterden Trust, in current Ashford Borough, near Sissinghurst. Only the first 25 copies were issued signed, inscribed copies are rather... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 144628

  12. 141434
    SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.

    1967

    Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141434

  13. Pope.
    STRACHEY, Lytton. Pope.

    Cambridge : 1925

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To H.T.J.N. with love from the Author". The recipient was Harry Norton, a fellow Cambridge Apostle and close friend of Strachey's, he was also the dedicatee of Strachey's Eminent Victorians (1918). This is a lovely association copy. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146014

  14. Landmarks in French Literature.
    STRACHEY, Lytton. Landmarks in French Literature.

    London : 1923

    First edition thus (second overall), first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Dadie from Lytton", and with the recipient's pictorial book plate to the front pastedown, and with a couple of minor corrections in ink by either one of them.

    George Humphrey Wolferstan "Dadie" Rylands (1902-1999), became one of Leonard... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 143674

  15. Books & Characters.
    STRACHEY, Lytton. Books & Characters.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of Strachey's fourth book. Contains papers on various literary figures, including Thomas Browne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Mariet Arouet de Voltaire, of which all but 'A Dialogue' had previously appeared in different periodicals. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 91844

  16. 141435
    VALLIÈRES, Pierre. Signed typescript defending political violence.

    1971

    Original signed typescript by Pierre Vallières (1938-1998), the intellectual leader of the Front de libération du Québec, defending the use of political violence to effect social change. The typescript was sent to the journalist and editor Ray Gardner (1919-1997), for publication as an article in the Toronto Star. The typescript, "La violence est-elle... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141435

  17. Atalanta's Garland.
    WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.) Atalanta's Garland.

    Edinburgh : 1926

    First edition, first impression, and first appearance of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Woman's College from Outside". This literary and artistic "miscellany" produced to celebrate and fund the Edinburgh University Women's Union in its 21st year.

    It also features writing by, among others, Hilaire Belloc, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Fredegond... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 142944

  18. Atalanta's Garland.
    WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.), and others. Atalanta's Garland.

    Edinburgh : 1926

    First edition, first impression, and first appearance of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Woman's College from Outside". This literary and artistic "miscellany" produced to celebrate and fund the Edinburgh University Women's Union in its 21st year. Scarce in the jacket and in such good condition.

    It also features writing by, among others, Hilaire Belloc,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143133

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    WOOLF, Virginia. Beau Brummell.

    New York : 1930

    Signed limited edition, number 91 of 550 copies only, signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title verso. This essay was first published in Nation and Athenaeum, 28 September 1929. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145936

  20. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression, of Virginia Woolf's posthumously published collection of essays, which she was working on as a follow up to the Common Reader prior to her death, and subsequently seen through the press by her husband Leonard Woolf.

    This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of William Beekman... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145083

  21. Roger Fry.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Roger Fry.

    Toronto : 1940

    First Canadian Edition, one of 525 copies only, printed from the British sheets, in the same year of publication as the Hogarth Press first edition. The present edition is scarcely found with the dust jacket, which used a different image to the London edition.

    This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145072

  22. Between the Acts.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Between the Acts.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression, in unusually nice condition. This is Woolf's final novel, published four months after her death. This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, with the bookplate of William Beekman on the front pastedown. Much of Beekman's excellent Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press collection now forms part of the Berg... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 144864

  23. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, of the only collection of Woolf's short stories to be published in her lifetime, further developing her modernist style which would blossom in the coming years, and continuing her collaboration with her sister Vanessa Bell who provided the cover design and illustrations. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138873

  24. Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.

    Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey : Sunday [?12 November 1922]

    An exceptional letter connecting two of the key figures of the English modernist movement, here in their capacity as publisher/editors in the annus mirabilis of modernist publishing. Virginia Woolf writes to T. S. Eliot, addressing him familiarly as "Tom", on Hogarth House stationery towards the end of 1922, the year in which the Woolfs began to run... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 126655

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