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AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.
London : 1922An attractive set of Austen's novels, first published with Brock's illustrations between 1907 and 1909. C. E. Brock (1870-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895-7 Illustrated Standard Novels series, for Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140628
GRAHAM, Stephen. Through Russian Central Asia.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "For Leslie Jones, Stephen Graham, 5 / xii / 71". Graham (1884-1975) was one of the most interesting travelers in and commentators on Russia: born in Edinburgh, the son of the journalist and author P. Anderson Graham, he left school at 14 to work as a clerk... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140649
WHITMAN, Walt. Ode a la France.
Paris : 1917First separate edition, first printing, one of 556 copies only, of this translation of Whitman's poem "O Star of France" dated 1870-71, which was first published in Leaves of Grass. Combet-Descombes's illustrations evoke the landscapes of the war-torn country after the Franco-Prussian War of July 1870 - May 1871, which marked the end of French... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140650
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508
London : 1928First Argonuat Press edition, number 32 of 975 copies printed on Japon vellum. Ludovico di Varthema, also known as Barthema and Vertomannus (c.1470-1517), was an Italian traveller, diarist and aristocrat known for being the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Nearly everything that is known about his life comes from his own account... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140658
JEWITT, Llewellynn. The Ceramic Art of Great Britain from Pre-Historic Times down to the Present Day.
London : 1878First edition of Jewitt's comprehensive survey, his best-known work "based on twenty years' research and fieldwork. Jewitt formed a collection of ceramics, part of which was sold in London in 1871" (ODNB). Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140660
CALVINO, Italo. Prima che tu dica "Pronto".
Cottondale : 1985Signed 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,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140672
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Edition of The Sonnets.
London : 1974Signed limited edition, number 132 of 260 copies, signed on the introduction leaf by the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft and on the limitation leaf by the calligrapher. This edition of the sonnets is printed in calligraphic form, since, as Ashcroft writes in her introduction, "when first written the Sonnets circulated 'among his private friends'... it seems... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140685
WATTS, Alan. Does it Matter?
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, of this collection of essays on mankind's relationship with the natural environment. Alan W. Watts (1915-1973) was a seminal figure in the dissemination and popularization of Eastern philosophy throughout the West. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140606
(PHOTOGRAPHY.) BEATON, Cecil, & Kenneth Tynan. Persona Grata.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, signed by 20 of the featured personalities, including Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier, John Gielgud, Tennessee Williams, and Laurence Olivier. Some of the signatures are inscribed to the collector, Paul McMahon (d. 2011), a critic, photographer, and artist; a close friend of actress Marlene Dietrich, who... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 140617
(OXENBURY, Helen.) ROSEN, Michael. We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
London : 1989First edition, first impression, of the children's classic. It won the overall Nestlé Smarties Book Prize in 1989 and was highly commended for the 1989 Kate Greenaway Medal. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140623
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Cymbeline.
Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1923Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Albert Rutherston and the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 140514
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of King Lear.
Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1927Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Paul Nash, the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker, and the art editor Albert Rutherston. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 140523
HOPE, W[illiam] H[enry] St John. The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter.
Westminster : 1901First edition in a handsome binding. Hope was a noted antiquarian born in Derby in 1854. "His increasing reputation led to his election as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1883, and two years later he was appointed assistant secretary of the society, the last to be resident in Burlington House. During the twenty-five years in which... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140529
ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails.
New York : 1910First trade edition, first printing. Absenting himself from politics for a year, Roosevelt set off on an elaborate hunting trip to gather specimens for the Smithsonian. The huge party, including over 250 porters and guides, was partly underwritten by Scribner's who gave Roosevelt a 50,000 commission for a series of 12 articles on the safari which form... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 140562
LIGHT, Henry. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.
London : 1818First and sole edition. Sir Henry Light (1783-1870), later governor of British Guiana (1838-48), was a captain with the Royal Artillery stationed at Malta when, in 1814, he "obtained leave to travel in the countries he describes" (preface). Continuing in the third person, Light remarks that "curiosity and amusement were his object: he kept a journal... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140585
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Garden.
London : 1946First edition, signed limited issue, number 20 of 750 copies signed by the author. A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB). Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139782
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
Paris : 1831An elegantly bound copy of Byron's poetical works. The French binder Joseph Thouvenin (17901834) was well-known for producing bindings in an "historical" style.
Galignani's Paris editions of the English poets were piracies (he also pirated Crabbe, Hazlitt, Washington Irving, Thomas Moore, Walter Scott, and Southey among others), but carefully done.... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140256
FRENCH, James Weir (ed.) Modern Power Generators, Steam, Electric, and Internal Combustion,
London : 1908First edition of this spectacularly illustrated work relating to the industrial developments of the late 19th to early 20th centuries, focusing on the production of steam, electric, and gas power. Includes sections on steam generators, steam engines, steam locomotives, which include overlay "models" of a Babcock & Wilcox Water-tube boiler, Steam Engine,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140380
FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong.
London : 1993First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The novel was listed as the 13th favourite book in Britain in the BBC's Big Read survey, conducted in 2003. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140381
(GREEK VERSE.) LUCAS, F. L. The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology. A Selection of the Poems, Edited, with Translations into English Verse and an Introduction, by F. L. Lucas.
London : 1937First edition, first printing, number 190 of 206 copies printed on hand-made paper. A beautiful edition, edited and translated by F. L. Lucas, one of the finest Greek scholars of his generation - described by Virginia Woolf as "pure Cambridge: clean as a breadknife and as sharp" - gathering selections from fifty poets in a small compass. The illustrations... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139717
DENSLOW, William Wallace. Mother Goose.
New York : 1901First edition, first state, dated "1901" on both the title and copyright pages, with Humpty-Dumpty on the verso of the dedication leaf, and 4pp. following colophon. On each illustration appears Denslow's trademark device of a stylised seahorse, or hippocampus (normally alongside the initials "DEN"). Denslow was the first illustrator of Frank L. Baum's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 102486
DAHL, Roald. The BFG.
London : 1984First edition, fourth impression, inscribed by Quentin Blake with a charming original drawing of the BFG reading the book over the entirety of the first free endpaper: "Lucie's Book - love from Quentin Blake". This copy was given to Lucie by her parents for her tenth birthday, with their neat gift inscription to the front pastedown. Dahl's fantastical... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139208
WILDE, Oscar. Salome. Drame en un acte.
Paris & London : 1893First edition, trade issue. One of 600 copies in this issue, there were also 50 copies printed on handmade paper. Composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year. A lovely copy of this delicate publication. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133806
TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace.
New York : 1886First editions in English, first printings (with all title pages dated 1886 and the corrected Gottsberger imprint to versos), translated into English by Clara Bell (1835-1927). Gottsberger published Tolstoy's masterpiece as a trilogy of individual two volume novels, issued separately in uniform cloth at 1.75, which together form the complete work. A... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 112666
CAVE-BROWNE, J. The Punjab and Delhi in 1857.
Edinburgh and London : 1861First edition of this important and uncommon Mutiny memoir gathered from the author's journal entries, originally published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1858 as "Poorbeah Mutiny" (poorbeah, from the Hindi purbiya, meaning eastern, referring to Brahman and Rajput sepoys). The Rev. John Cave-Browne (1818-1898) was born at Nagpur, Maharashtra, as his father,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140739
BURTON, R. G. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.
Simla : 1908First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "General Sir Archibald Hunter when inspecting the Jhansi Brigade in the winter of 1906-07, suggested that 'all officers should be made acquainted with the details of the operations within the Brigade area, especially those leading... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 140748
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill.
London : 1952First collected edition, first impression. Although the publication statement in volume 1 gives 1951 as the date of issue, publication was delayed and all three volumes appeared simultaneously in an edition of 4,740 sets in September 1952; 500 sets of sheets were exported for the American edition, published in 1953. Eade corrects the titles of a number... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140755
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Ficciones.
New York : 1962First edition, first impression, of this early collection of Borges's stories in English. Though the translators were predominately Scottish, this translation was published in New York by the Grove Press, preceding the London edition by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the same year. This classic collection, including the stories such as "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140759
(SHEPARD, E. H.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1971First full colour-illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 137 of 250 specially bound copies, signed and numbered by E. H. Shepard. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration, and Shepard, well-known by then for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series, was asked... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 140767
DICKEY, James. The Zodiac.
Bloomfield Hills, MI : 1976First edition, number 39 of 61 copies signed by the author with a single leaf of the typescript working draft bound in, Dickey's manuscript corrections in ink. A trade issue was released by Doubleday later in the same year. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140558
RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy
London : 1946First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140564
[WILDE, Oscar.] An Ideal Husband.
London : 1899First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140565
(HARNESS, Sir Henry Drury.) COLLINSON, Thomas Bernard, & Charles Edmund Webber. General Sir Henry Drury Harness.
London : 1903First and sole edition, based on Collinson's privately published Memoir of 1883. Harness (1804-1883) served as instructor of fortification at the Royal Military Academy; secretary of the Railway commission; deputy master of the Royal Mint; commissioner of public works in Ireland; director of the Royal Engineer Establishment at Chatham. "On the outbreak... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 140721
WOOSNAM MILLS, H. The Tirah Campaign,
Lahore : 1898First and sole edition of this remarkably scarce account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98), a punitive expedition against the Afridi of the North-West Frontier; an online search of institutional libraries citing six locations only, at the British Library, at Bateman's (Kipling's Sussex home, a presentation copy from the author), Oxford, Leiden, Minnesota,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140722
SLEEMAN, William Henry. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.
London : 1844First edition of this beautifully produced work. Sir William Henry Sleeman (1788-1856) "was a British soldier and administrator in India who joined the Bengal army in 1809. In 1820 he became assistant to the Governor-General's Agent in the Sagar and Narmada territories. He is famous for... his role in the suppression of thagi thuggee. He was Resident... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140735
(DOYLE, Richard, illus.) PLANCHÉ, James Robinson. The Sleeping Beauty.
London : 1868An Old Fairy Tale Told Anew 1865
Brothers Dalziel "For these 'fine art' books, often issued in the name of other firms, the Dalziels made all arrangements and undertook the financial risk, commissioning artists on their own responsibility to design the woodcuts, contributing part of the designs themselves, and engraving the blocks by their... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139828
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
London : 1836A handsomely bound copy of Burton's great book, first published in 1621. "The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140146
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
London : 1916First edition, UK issue. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author Frederick Britten Austin, with Austin's note "signed for me F. Britten Austin" followed, in Joyce's hand, "by James Joyce Paris 1.1.39". The English writer Austin (1885-1941) published various short story collections, chiefly on military, maritime, and supernatural themes. Austin... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 140235
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, presentation copy with Joyce's inscribed card inserted. The inscription reads: "Dear Mr Simson, As you were kind enough to write me often about my book."
Theodore Spicer-Simson was an American medallist, painter, sculptor and illustrator. Born in Le Havre, he first met Joyce in Paris in... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 140266
(KELMSCOTT PRESS.) SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Atalanta in Calydon:
Hammersmith : 1894First Kelmscott edition, one of 250 copies on paper; a further 8 copies printed on vellum were also issued. Swinburne was a warm admirer of the Kelmscott Press books, and "when Atalanta (which was first published in 1865) was reprinted by Morris, Swinburne wrote to him that it was 'certainly one of the loveliest examples of even your incomparable press'"... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 140418
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson.
London : 1835An attractive set of Boswell's great biography, first published in 1791. "This version contains both the original texts, augmented by the additional writings of the biographer and his subject, and the very valuable new and related material which Croker introduced in his 1831 edition" (Pottle). "Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140500
WHITE, T. H. The Book of Beasts.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, presentation copy,inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Ken Smith, with love from Tim White", additionally signed by White under his printed name on the title page. The Book of Beasts was White's translation from a mediaeval bestiary manuscript preserved in the Cambridge University Library. His epigraph is from... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139142
LINTON, Charles Ellsworth. The Earthomotor and Other Stories.
Salem, OR : 1920First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Nat Hosp. Assoc. with best wishes of the author Dr. C. E. Linton". The utopian science fiction stories included in the collection are largely set in Alaska and the Arctic region. The stories relate tales of technological advancements that allow the protagonists... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139395
RÖHR, Johann Friedrich. Palästina oder historisch-geographische Beschreibung des judischen Landes zur zeit Jesu.
Zeitz : 1831Sixth edition, "vermehrte und verbesserte" (increased and improved), originally published in 1819. Johann Friedrich Röhr (1816-1878) was a German theological Rationalist and general superintendent and chief court preacher at Weimar; he remains perhaps best known now for having delivered the sermon at Goethe's funeral in 1826. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 139496
MORRIS, William. Some Hints on Pattern-Designing.
London : 1899First edition, this copy in an attractive "Glasgow Style" art nouveau binding believed to be by Mary E. Sim, the rear turn-in stamped "M.S. 1905". Sim worked in the Glasgow area and her designs were published in The Studio and the Art Journal. The "Glasgow Style" was influenced by the arts and crafts movement and many of the tenets... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139750
WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico. An Object Lesson.
Boston : 1939First US edition, first printing. With the author's presentation slip, tipped into the front endpaper, reading, "For H. A. Rappaport Evelyn Waugh". H. A. Rappaport was an eccentric American bibliophile, who had a habit of hand printing or binding offprints of his favourite author's works and sending them to the authors in exchange for presentation copies... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 112497
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Valley of Fear.
London : 1915First English edition, of the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel. Though the first English edition is preceded by the American edition published four months previously, it is far less common, with some 20,000 fewer copies issued in Britain. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122702
[DE LA MARE, Walter.] RAMAL, Walter Songs of Childhood.
New York & Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of de la Mare's first book, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Walter de la Mare for Elbridge Adams with his best wishes" accompanied by the final stanza of his poem "The Buckle", "I had a secret laughter, I laughed it near the wall:, Only the ivy & the wind, May tell of it at... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126987
[MURRAY, Eustace Clare Grenville.] The Roving Englishman in Turkey.
London : 1855First edition in book form. Written by the journalist and diplomat Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (18241881), these sketches originally appeared in 1854 in the weekly magazine "Household Words". The travel pieces were inspired by the time Murray spent as part of the British diplomatic service in Constantinople, "where his relations with Lord Stratford... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140566
PRITCHETT, V. S. The Spanish Temper.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his parents on the front free endpaper, "To my dear father and mother, with love from Victor. April 15th '54". Published the same year as the London edition, Pritchett's study on Spain, which has elicited comparisons with Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, was based on the four... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140545
(BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.) The Book of Common Prayer,
Oxford : 1753An attractive copy of Baskett's Book of Common Prayer in contemporary streaked morocco, particularly distinguished for its elegant panelling and gauffered edges. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139566
DANTE ALIGHIERI. The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
London : 1819Second and best edition of one of the most important translations of Dante of the Romantic era, following the very scarce first edition which appeared in 1814 in such a diminutive format that it was barely legible.
"In January 1797 Cary began his translation of Dante's Divina commedia into blank verse. He started with the Purgatorio in 1797-8, but... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139502
WATSON, John B. The Ways of Behaviorism.
New York and London : 1928First edition, first printing. The chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, Watson here gives an overview of the discipline for a popular readership and its application in everyday problems; much of the book was previously published in Harper's Magazine. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 136446
WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.
New York : 1925First edition in book form, signed by Watson on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus. The 12 lectures were given by Watson from 1924 to 1925 for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, and gave a popular overview of the behaviorist discipline. Each lecture was printed in pamphlet form afterwards by the Institute's... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 136450
HOUSMAN, A. E. Autograph letter signed.
1898Housman answers one of his early fan letters: "Dear Sir, I am much obliged by your kindness in writing to me, and glad that my verses have pleased you. I am yours faithfully A. E. Housman". The letter dates two years after Housman had published A Shropshire Lad, his first and at that stage only book (excepting one university pamphlet). A second edition... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 133590