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  1. Prométhée.
    (MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.

    Paris : 1950-51

    First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.

    "During... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135517

  2. The Wisdom of Jesus, The Son of Sirach, Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus.
    ASHENDENE PRESS: ECCLESIASTICUS. The Wisdom of Jesus, The Son of Sirach, Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus.

    Chelsea : 1932

    First Ashendene edition, one of 328 copies printed in red and black Subiaco type on Batchelor handmade paper; a further 25 were printed on vellum. "Booksellers continually declare the Ashendene Ecclesiasticus to be the finest book from the private presses A. D. Power stated 'in my humble opinion it is one of the most satisfactory of the books of the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 121634

  3. Poet, Printer, Prophet.
    BLAKE, William - KEYNES, Geoffrey. Poet, Printer, Prophet.

    London and Paris : 1964

    Signed limited edition, number 475 of 525 copies only, all signed by Geoffrey Keynes on the limitation leaf; an unsigned trade edition was also published by the Orion Press.

    The book was designed by Arnold Fawcus, comprising a selection of plates from Blake's illuminated books, all printed in 6- and 8-colour offset on paper specially manufactured... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 147458

  4. Laocoon. A Last Testament.
    BLAKE, William - KEYNES, Sir Geoffrey. Laocoon. A Last Testament.

    Clairvaux : 1976

    First edition, number 11 of 380 copies thus, this copy inscribed on the limitation leaf by the publisher Arnold Fawcus, "For Raymond: Geoffrey's most recent and exciting contribution to Blake scholarship, warmest regards, Arnold", from a total edition of 438 copies. This Trianon production constitutes a finely illustrated disquisition by Keynes on Blake's... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 115020

  5. Songs of Innocence.
    BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.

    Clairvaux : 1954

    First edition thus, copy E of 26 lettered copies, from a total edition of 1,600 copies; the lettered copies were reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the Blake Trust, and the publishers. This is a copy of Rosenwald, subsequently presented by him with a New Year card loosely inserted, reading "Best Wishes for a... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147471

  6. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136923

  7. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.
    BLAKE, William. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.

    Clairvaux : 1959

    First edition thus, number 369 of 400 copies thus (this one of 200 for the US), from a total edition of 446 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history: "The theme... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 115055

  8. The Song of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1975

    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 115053

  9. The Book of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1976

    First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes... Learn More
    £1,275.00

    Stock Code: 115051

  10. All Religions are One.
    BLAKE, William. All Religions are One.

    Clairvaux : 1970

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, in full morocco with a set of proofs showing the progressive states of the collotype process, from a total edition of 662 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 115045

  11. The Book of Ahania.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Ahania.

    Clairvaux : 1973

    First edition thus, copy XXIX of 32 deluxe copies in full morocco, each containing an original guide-sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of plates showing the progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 808 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that bused by Blake. The heroine of one of Blake's... Learn More
    £1,525.00

    Stock Code: 115043

  12. Milton: A Poem.
    BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.

    Clairvaux : 1967

    First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 115042

  13. The Book of Thel.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Thel.

    Clairvaux : 1965

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a limited edition of 426 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. This... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 115014

  14. The Gates of Paradise.
    BLAKE, William. The Gates of Paradise.

    Clairvaux : 1968

    First facsimile edition, number 40 of 50 special copies with an additional volume (containing an original negative - here showing The Earth engraving - a copperplate, and collotypes without plate-mark) and the first three bound in full morocco, from a total edition of 726 copies. The engravings for Blake's visionary allegory of human life and death... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 115013

  15. The Book of Urizen.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Urizen.

    Clairvaux : 1958

    First facsimile edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 526 numbered copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 74669

  16. The Book of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1976

    First facsimile edition, number 98 of 538 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper, made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history. "The Book of Los was the first of the two small books executed by Blake mainly as etchings on copper to be... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 112647

  17. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.
    BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.

    Hammersmith : 1892

    First Kelmscott edition, one of only 300 copies, presentation copy, pseudonymously inscribed by Blunt to his sometime lover Mary Singleton on the front free endpaper, "Violet Fane from Proteus April 29 1892". Singleton was notably the subject of Sonnet LV "St. Valentine's Day" on page 162 of this work. A beautiful copy with a fittingly romantic association.

    Mary... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 144728

  18. La Manière Française.
    BONFILS, Robert. La Manière Française.

    Paris : 1917

    First, and only edition, number 159 of 320 copies only, featuring 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, editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair and... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140768

  19. Deathwatch on the Southside.
    BORGES, Jorge Luis. Deathwatch on the Southside.

    Cambridge, MA : 1968

    First edition, number 120 of 150 copies, signed by the author and the translator. This is the first appearance of Deathwatch on the Southside in English; an earlier version entitled The Night They Kept Vigil in the South, with parallel Spanish text titled La noche que en el sur lo velaron, previously appeared in the Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146188

  20. Rupert Brooke: fragments now first collected some being hitherto unpublished.
    BROOKE, Rupert. Rupert Brooke: fragments now first collected some being hitherto unpublished.

    Hartford : 1925

    First edition, number 67 of 99 copies, of this collection of Brooke's fragmentary works. The collection mostly comprises verses written by Brooke into books that subsequently fell into the publisher's hands, "the publication was not authorized by Mrs. Brook" (Keynes). Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 129591

  21. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
    BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.

    London : 1914

    First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131514

  22. 147930
    BRYHER. Civilians.

    Territet : 1927

    First edition, sole printing, of the author's fourth novel, and the only Bryher novel to be published by her own publisher, Pool.

    Bryher was the pen name of Annie Winifred Ellerman (1894-1983). She moved in the 1920s Parisian circles of artists and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein. Her wealth... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147930

  23. The Genius of the Crowd.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles. The Genius of the Crowd.

    Cleveland : 1966

    First edition, one of 103 copies printed, and this a fine example, of this legendary Bukowski rarity and his first book publication. Printed by poets d.a. levy and Jim Lowell at the 7 Flowers Press in Cleveland, The Genius of the Crowd is one of the most valuable and sought after productions of the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution, and a significant... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 143743

  24. Prima che tu dica "Pronto".
    CALVINO, Italo. Prima che tu dica "Pronto".

    Cottondale : 1985

    Signed limited edition, number 73 of 75 copies signed by the artist and the author, of this bilingual publication of Before you say "Hello".

    With the printer's change of address humourous slip loosely inserted, explaining that he, Richard-Gabriel Price Rummonds, "has forsaken Cottondale, Alabama, wimpish deans, dragonlady paper decorators, ungrateful... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140672

  25. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  26. De natura deorum libri tres.
    CICERO, Marcus Tullius. De natura deorum libri tres.

    Glasgow : 1741

    First edition of the first substantial book published by Robert Foulis, rarely found in uncut state and in a contemporary binding. Cicero was a mainstay of the Foulis brothers, with their press publishing a total of 24 editions of the author, partly to feed the demand from students at Glasgow University.

    The work was issued on three sizes of... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 126791

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

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, this one hand-numbered by Roger Fry. Simpson's Choice was the first work to be published at the Omega Workshop, which was founded in July 1913, and was to be one of only four books completed by the press.

    The original prospectus (not present here) stated the intention of this enterprise,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 146170

  28. 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

  29. Ecce Mundus.
    COBDEN-SANDERSON, T. J. Ecce Mundus.

    [London] : 1902

    First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To J. Guttridge from T. J. Cobden-Sanderson" and dated 1902. The recipient was one of the Doves Press compositors who worked notably on the famous Bible, published between 1903 and 1905.... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 136000

  30. The Arts and Crafts Movement.
    COBDEN-SANDERSON, T. J. The Arts and Crafts Movement.

    Hammersmith : 1905

    First edition. Attractively austere slim resumé of the arts and crafts movement, by one of its guiding lights, printed at the Chiswick Press in the year that the great Doves Press Bible was completed. "But art to-day has no eyes, no devotion, & so for art there is no great object, and for the great object no art. Nor does the great artist, as does... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 127737

  31. Two Letters.
    CONRAD, Joseph - GISSING, George. Two Letters.

    London : 1926

    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 220 copies. Privately printed for the First Edition Club, this pamphlet was published as part of a 12-piece portfolio set titled Twenty Letters to Joseph Conrad. The letters are dated 25 December 1902 and 9 May 1903, and express Gissing's admiration of Conrad's writing: "This is your glorious power,... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 116777

  32. A Diary of the Travels.
    CORVINUS PRESS: TILLERY, John. A Diary of the Travels.

    [London] : 1938

    First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It is today... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122044

  33. Napoleon's Memoirs.
    COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - NAPOLEON. Napoleon's Memoirs.

    London : 1945

    First Golden Cockerel Press edition, number 61 of 500 numbered sets, beautifully printed in Perpetua types on Arnold mould-made paper. This superbly bound copy incorporates a fine miniature half-length portrait of Napoleon as First Consul, based on the famous full-length portrait by Jean-Baptiste Isabey. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 119484

  34. A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
    CUALA PRESS: YEATS, W. B., & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).

    Dublin : March 1937

    First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.

    The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series ran from... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140544

  35. Poems (Two) 1925.
    CUNARD, Nancy. Poems (Two) 1925.

    London : 1930

    First edition, one of 150 copies, this one unnumbered. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137307

  36. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
    DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.

    Llanddewi Brefi : 1927

    A Herculean labour of love: one of 70 copies only, printed for private circulation by the author in his old age at his own printing-press. This copy inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece and forwarded to his cousin, the Hon. Dan W. Williams of Jackson, Ohio. Davies's memoirs comprise his journeys to Patagonia and Australia.... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 93335

  37. The First Crusade.
    DE CHAIR, Somerset. The First Crusade.

    London : 1945

    First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number 4. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 120134

  38. The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.
    DOLMEN PRESS. The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.

    Dublin : 1960

    Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 79449

  39. Paradoxes and Problems.
    DONNE, John. Paradoxes and Problems.

    Soho : 1923

    First Nonesuch edition, one of 645 copies printed in the Fell types on handmade paper, this copy out of series and marked "Hilda's copy" in ink by the printer, Francis Meynell (1891-1975). Hilda Peppercorn (1886-1962), a concert pianist (performing as Hilda Saxe), was Meynell's first wife. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148122

  40. The Grand Inquisitor [from The Brothers Karamazov.]
    DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor M. The Grand Inquisitor [from The Brothers Karamazov.]

    London : 1930

    First separate edition in English, the scarce Aquila Press issue, number 146 of 300 copies more commonly encountered in the Elkin Matthew & Marrot title page and variant binding. This attractive production, one of 300 copies printed in Linotype Estienne type on Kelmscott handmade paper by George W. Jones, constitutes the first appearance as a standalone... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137277

  41. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
    DOVES PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

    Hammersmith : 1914

    Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 118500

  42. Selections from the Writings.
    DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings.

    Dundrum : 1912

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 250 copies. Lord Dunsany, "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century" was a friend of W. B. Yeats's through their mutual involvement in the Abbey Theatre, where Dunsany's first contribution to the to the Irish theatre movement, The Glittering Gate, was performed in... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139300

  43. Flight of the Duchess.
    ESSEX HOUSE PRESS - BROWNING, Robert. Flight of the Duchess.

    London : 1905

    First Essex House Press edition, number 40 of 125 copies, all printed on vellum and hand-coloured. Browning's poem was first printed in Dramatic Romances and Lyrics in 1845.

    The Essex House Press was founded by Charles Robert Ashbee and Laurence Hodson following the closure of William Morris's Kelmscott Press in 1897 and "came from the heart... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 147283

  44. The Deserted Village.
    ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.

    Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904

    First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137543

  45. Romances et la Bonne Chanson.
    FERRERO, Roger (illus.); VERLAINE, Paul. Romances et la Bonne Chanson.

    Zurich : [1944]

    First edition illustrated by Roger Ferrero, number 15 of 35 on papier Guarro à la main, from an edition limited to 180 copies, with an original drawing signed, and a suite of illustrations on Japon, signed "Grosclaude" and "RFerrero" on the limitation page, the present work with an extra 3 original drawings by Ferrero.

    This luxury edition was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132195

  46. Poems.
    FIELD, Alice Withrow. Poems.

    London : 1932

    First edition, number 35 of 250 copies only, of this attractively produced and illustrated collection of poems. Alice Withrow Field (1909-1960) was a sex researcher, criminologist, and social scientist, whose seminal work Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia was also published in 1932. This edition is now uncommon and has been traced at... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139595

  47. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.); McMANUS, Blanche (illus.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : 1903

    An attractive edition of the Rubáiyát, in a refined contemporary arts and crafts binding, in the style of Douglas Cockerell, and nicely preserving McManus's original endpapers. Founded at the turn of the century by Alexander Moring, the De La More Press produced small, finely printed editions, including several Rubáiyáts.

    From the library... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142994

  48. Letters to Frank Savery.
    FLECKER, J. E. Letters to Frank Savery.

    London : [1926]

    Signed limited edition. Number 58 of 80 copies signed by James Elroy Flecker's wife Hellé, who edited this title and wrote its foreword, as well as the two illustrators, Claudia Guercio and Randolphe Schwabe, and the publisher, Cyril William Beaumont. Contained in this volume are the letters the British poet sent to his oldest friend, Frank Savery,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 94293

  49. 146053
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) Theocritus, Bion and Moschus,

    London : 1922

    First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 157 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; there were also 12 copies printed on vellum. William Russell Flint's vivid style is particularly suited to evoking the worlds of Ancient Greek idyllic and pastoral poetry.

    This edition was translated by Andrew Lang (1844-1912), classicist and anthropologist,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146053

  50. 146611
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius.

    London : 1909

    First Flint edition, number 17 of 17 copies printed on vellum, one of two copies not for sale and marked "presentation" on the limitation page; a lovely, fresh copy of this beautiful publication, issued by Philip Lee Warner's Riccardi Press, which was well known for fine editions of Chaucer, Malory, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Browning.

    It is illustrated... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 146611

  51. The Book of Tobit and History of Susanna.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) The Book of Tobit and History of Susanna.

    London : 1929

    First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 45 of 100 copies issued with the additional suite of four colour plates, retained here in the original folder. There were also 875 copies of the trade edition and 12 copies printed on vellum and signed by the artist.

    William Russell Flint contributed to a number of early 20th century editions of the Apocrypha,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146051

  52. Judith.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) Judith.

    London : 1928

    First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 21 of 100 copies, this copy signed by the artist, though uncalled for in the limitation; there were also 875 copies of the trade edition and 11 copies printed on vellum. The book's illustrator, William Russell Flint, contributed to a number of early 20th-century editions of the Apocrypha, and has been described... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146056

  53. The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius.

    London : 1909

    First Flint edition, number 316 of 500 copies printed on paper at the Riccardi Press, this copy additionally signed by the artist on the half-title, though uncalled for in the limitation; there were also 17 copies printed on vellum.

    William Russell Flint has been described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146411

  54. The Scholar Gypsy and Thyrsis.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); ARNOLD, Matthew. The Scholar Gypsy and Thyrsis.

    London : 1910

    First Flint edition, signed issue, number 34 of 100 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the artist. This is a beautifully illustrated and printed edition of Arnold's two poems of Oxford, which he memorably describes as "that sweet City with her dreaming Spires" in "Thyrsis", one of the poems printed here.

    "The Scholar Gypsy", the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146059

  55. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First Flint edition, signed limited issue, number 82 of 105 copies signed by the artist and in the deluxe sheepskin binding, together with the additional suite of eight sepia plates, here retained in the original envelope. There were also 445 copies bound in parchment and cloth boards.

    William Russell Flint not only illustrated the present edition,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146421

  56. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First 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

  57. 146042
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); KINGSLEY, Charles. The Heroes,

    London : 1912

    First Flint edition, number 416 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper, issued in the present, preferred issue of limp vellum and boards; there were also 12 copies printed on vellum.

    Roger Lancelyn Green wrote that "no one has caught the magic and the music and the wonder of the old Greek legends as Kingsley did" (Green, p. 132), and his collection... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146042

  58. The Story of the Siren.
    FORSTER, E. M. The Story of the Siren.

    Richmond, London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed. This copy has an excellent Bloomsbury provenance, being that of Frances Partridge, with her ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "Frances Marshall, 1921".

    Both Marshall and Forster were closely entangled in the Bloomsbury set and consequently each other. In 1925 Forster... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139687

  59. Proems.
    FORTUNE PRESS: DURRELL, Lawrence; Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans; Rayner Heppenstall; Edgar Foxall; Oswell Blakeston. Proems.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. The Fortune Press made most of its money through a steady output of pornography, and also provided its owner Reginald Caton with a convenient tax dodge for his activities as a slum landlord in Brighton. Caton would occasionally commission works of "proper literature" to provide his pornography list with a veneer of respectability... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 109002

  60. From the Jerusalem Diary, dedication copy, and two copies of From the Palestine Diary; together with a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.
    GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison. From the Jerusalem Diary, dedication copy, and two copies of From the Palestine Diary; together with a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.

    A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 118739

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