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Literary criticism & biography

Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to critical writings about literature, including biographies and autobiographies of literary figures and printed collections of their correspondence.

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  1. A Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde.
    (WILDE, Oscar.) MASON, Stuart. A Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde.

    London : 1907

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 25 copies signed by the bibliographer, printed on larger hand-made paper, and with the illustrations on Japanese vellum. A further 450 unsigned trade copies were also issued. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 59355

  2. In Pursuit of Publishing.
    HILL, Alan. In Pursuit of Publishing.

    1988

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £20.00

    Stock Code: 51594

  3. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.
    ELIOT, T. S. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.

    New York : 1954

    First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 50750

  4. Presents.
    GORDON, Max; with Lewis Funke. Presents.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing, of the autobiography of the successful theatre and film producer. Inscribed by the author on two stickers: one to the verso of the half-title, "To Maurice Chevalier who understands the business of acting and the show business. There are few like you. Best always, Max Gordon"; and to the contents page, "To Maurice Chevalier... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 49985

  5. My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography.
    (MILLER, Henry.) PERLÈS, Alfred. My Friend Henry Miller. An Intimate Biography.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression. Signed by both the author and Miller on a stuck in label on the front free endpaper and further inscribed by Miller "For Harry Lloyd Marshall, Jr." Learn More
    £320.00

    Stock Code: 48899

  6. 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

  7. Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.
    WILSON, Edmund. Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.

    New York : 1950

    First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund Christmas 1950". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth.... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 42861

  8. A Tree is a Tree.
    VIDOR, King. A Tree is a Tree.

    New York : 1953

    First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Vidor on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 41284

  9. Autograph letter signed to his sister Ellen ("My dear Nelly").
    GISSING, George. Autograph letter signed to his sister Ellen ("My dear Nelly").

    1898

    A note to his sister: "I thought I remembered sending, or bringing, the Michelet to Wakefield. But I suppose I was mistaken. The vol. has somehow been lost, unfortunately. Affectionately yours, George Gissing". Gissing had last visited his family in Wakefield in September 1898.
    Michelet, best known for his monumental Histoire de France (1833-67)... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 39057

  10. Now and Then.
    HELLER, Joseph. Now and Then.

    New York : 1998

    First edition, first impression. With the author's magnificent presentation inscription to the half title page, "For Erica - - Who has played a much larger role in this slice of a life than has been given her here. The family photo in the book is lovely. I hope the book pleases you too. With much love Dad". Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 35884

  11. Colin Wilson.
    (WILSON, Colin.) CAMPION, Sidney R. Colin Wilson.

    1962

    First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper to Sheila Hancox. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 34823

  12. Place in Fiction.
    WELTY, Eudora. Place in Fiction.

    1956

    First Edition, Offprinted. One of about 50 copies. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "For Bobbie Gafford who sat through it in Birmingham Eudora Welty". The recipient was Charlotte Gafford the Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her nickname "Bobbie" seems universally to have been used. Place in... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 32546

  13. Beyond the Outsider.
    WILSON, Colin. Beyond the Outsider.

    1965

    First Edition, First Impression. With the author's contemporary signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper to Sheila Hancox. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 31339

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