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  1. Ladies' Garment Cutting and Making.
    MORRIS, Frederick R. Ladies' Garment Cutting and Making.

    London : 1950

    Third edition, updated and expanded from both the first of 1935 and second of 1943. This is a well-preserved copy, featuring fascinating and relevant annotations, of a book most often found badly impacted by heavy use. It is undoubtedly a tailoring "standard text, being very well illustrated by Leonora Curry with fashions, patterns, and diagrams" (Seligman).

    This... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139175

  2. Boot and Shoe Manufacture.
    PLUCKNETT, Frank. Boot and Shoe Manufacture.

    London : 1931

    First and only edition of this richly illustrated guide to shoemaking. An excellent copy, the appearance of Pitman's books flatter to deceive, and they rarely survive in such sharp condition. Frank Plunkett was "a master of shoe manufacturing processes and theory" and wrote two books on the subject, about which "there is a considerable strength and... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139179

  3. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
    (SILK WEAVING) SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]

    ?Lyon : c.1900

    Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139189

  4. Aux Galeries Lafayette Exposition Générale  Lundi 3 Octobre et jours suivants.
    (FASHION.) GALERIES LAFAYETTE. Aux Galeries Lafayette Exposition Générale Lundi 3 Octobre et jours suivants.

    Paris : 1927

    Handsomely produced by the rising print and graphics firm of Georges Lang for the renowned Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette, this is a superbly preserved example of an essentially ephemeral 1920s mainstream fashion catalogue.

    The catalogue is replete with stylish illustrations, mostly full-page, of the women's modes of the day, including... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 139215

  5. The History of the Art of Cutting in England;
    GILES, Edward Bowyer. The History of the Art of Cutting in England;

    London : 1887

    First and only contemporary edition, uncommon in the publisher's binding. Giles (1828-1896), first historian of the English trade, was the long-time editor of the West-End Gazette, journal of Metropolitan Foreman Tailor's Society. This is "an excellent history covering works on the art of cutting. Includes various works and systems as well as journals"... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139216

  6. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.
    NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.

    London & Glasgow : 1855

    First edition. Highly interesting practical work with 56 small fabric samples mounted in the text, which immediately predates the massive expansion of the German synthetic dye industry. This is an excellent copy of this attractive book, which is moderately uncommon institutionally, with just a dozen copies on WorldCat, and rarely encountered on the... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139284

  7. A Translation of the Inferno, in English Verse.
    DANTE ALIGHIERI. A Translation of the Inferno, in English Verse.

    Dublin : 1785

    First edition, rare, of the first appearance of Boyd's translation of Dante, considered superior to the blank verse translation of 1782 by Charles Rogers, and preceding by 17 years Boyd's own completion of the Divine Comedy (1802), which would be the first published completion in English. This Dublin edition is the true first, preceding the London edition... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 136911

  8. Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester.
    (CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY). Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester.

    Florence : 1526

    An early edition of this collection of classical geographical texts, including Pomponius Mela and Julius Solinus, and a translation into Latin of the Greek 1st-century world geography of Dinoysius Periegetes. The text is based on the first edition of the collection, printed by the Aldine press in 1518. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137339

  9. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1803

    The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten, and re-titled as to be a new book.
    "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 134324

  10. Leaves of Grass.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.

    Brooklyn : 1855

    First edition of one of the central works of American poetry. Much has been written of the significance of this first edition"America's second Declaration of Independence" to quote PMM. "The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America's cultural memory because in the... Learn More
    £60,000.00

    Stock Code: 135889

  11. The Hat Shop.
    PEEL, Constance Dorothy Evelyn. The Hat Shop.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first and only impression, of this "vivid picture of one side of the world of fashion and of the cost to those who serve it" (Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management. It is uncommon institutionally and commercially; we have seen one other copy in a cheap "popular edition" binding... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 130287

  12. Silver and Gold.
    HARTNELL, Norman. Silver and Gold.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Princess Mary, "To Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. With respect, gratitude and humble best wishes at Christmastime. Norman Hartnell, Christmas 1955." In this work, this copy of which is in an attractive presentation binding, Hartnell provides... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130515

  13. Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
    ELLIOTT, Maud Howe (ed.) Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.

    Paris & New York : 1893

    First edition, in the rarer blue variant binding, unsigned though attributed to the American Arts and Crafts designer Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961). This is the richly illustrated official handbook for the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, in notably attractive condition.

    Having lobbied hard for an official place... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 131545

  14. La Dépêche.
    (FASHION; DACHÉ, Lilly.) La Dépêche.

    Paris : 1949-50

    A largely unbroken, notably scarce, run of 40 issues of La Dépêche (September 1949 until October 1950) together with three issues of La Note de Paris (August and October 1950). This run has a key fashion association, the subscriber being renowned milliner, fashion designer, and female entrepreneur Lilly Daché (?1892-1989) during her "heyday in the... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 126533

  15. Le zodiaque.
    RÉGNY, Jane. Le zodiaque.

    Paris : 1928

    First and limited edition, number 20 of 1,000 copies printed for the friends of Jane Régny, this for "La Comtesse de Montgomery", presumably Lady Beatrice Eleanor Paget (1883-1973), 12th countess of Montgomery; from a total edition of 1,200, with 100 ordinary copies issued with an uncoloured frontispiece.

    This is an attractive astrological plaquette... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 126610

  16. La Mode.
    DU ROSELLE, Bruno. La Mode.

    Paris : 1980

    First edition of this well-illustrated survey of twentieth-century fashion, here in a somewhat bizarre, if fitting, binding, featuring a lock of hair pinned by a "tortoiseshell" peigne in the style of one featured in the work.

    La Mode is a key work by the then honorary president of the Union française des Arts du Costume, Bruno du... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 127560

  17. A History of English Wallpaper, 1509-1914.
    SUGDEN, Alan Victor & John Ludlam Edmondson. A History of English Wallpaper, 1509-1914.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, trade issue. Described by Entwisle as "an indispensable source book" this work provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated account of the developments within English wallpaper fashions. It also includes a useful history of the foremost wallpaper mills in the country. An attractive copy of this fascinating work. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 121204

  18. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,
    ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,

    Quincy, IL : 1882

    A curious and uncommon proprietary pattern-cutting guide first published circa 1879 that ran to at least twenty-five editions, this being the eleventh. The unique selling proposition to the work is the "Magic Scale" - "the square and the compass combined" - using which "a lady can cut from any fashion plate, making a perfect fit without alterations".

    The... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 121396

  19. The Workwoman's Guide,
    WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,

    London & Birmingham : 1838

    First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Copac, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 108261

  20. Usu zumi.
    (JAPANESE TEXTILES.) Usu zumi.

    Kyoto : c. 1870

    A stunning and uncommon design manuscript for early Meiji-era textiles, fan papers, and packaging, including stylised landscapes, delicately rendered thistles, a collection of subtly coloured seashells, cranes emerging from riverside bamboo, and a number of more abstract designs. A very pleasing collection, viewed from a practical, or purely aesthetic... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 109982

  21. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.
    MCQUEEN, Alexander. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.

    New York : 2010

    First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1,500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers, destroying the book in the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 103094

  22. The Arctic Regions.
    BRADFORD, William. The Arctic Regions.

    London : 1873

    First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books on Ice).

    Bradford... Learn More
    £150,000.00

    Stock Code: 94428

  23. Fans - 1932.
    (FASHION.) Fans - 1932.

    Harrisburg, PA : 1932

    Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr. L.B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils.

    Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness",... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 79116

  24. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,
    [WALTON, Izaak.] The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,

    London : 1653

    First edition. "A first Walton confers distinction upon its owner" (Westwood & Satchell). There are various typesetting errors in the first edition, although corrected and uncorrected sheets seem to have been issued indiscriminately, with little significance to the priority of issue. In the present copy "contention" (a mistake for "contentment") is... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 80090

  25. De re metallica, libri XII:
    AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica, libri XII:

    Basel : 1556

    First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring.... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 80925

  26. 142407
    HARRINGTON, James. The Common-Wealth of Oceana.

    London : 1656

    First edition of Harrington's masterpiece, describing "a Utopian State with a written constitution, providing for a bicameral legislature, rotation in office, the indirect election of a president, secret ballot, and other ideas much in advance of their time, some of which influenced the framers of the U.S. Constitution" (Walker, the Oxford Companion... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 142407

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    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking Glass.

    New York : 1932 & 1935

    Signed limited editions, Through the Looking Glass signed by the original "Alice", Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Wonderland signed by the typographer and binder Frederic Ward, as issued; numbers 868 and 366 respectively, each from an edition of 1,500 copies.
    Carroll first told the stories of what would become Alice's... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 142414

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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

    London : 1908

    Signed limited edition, number 438 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator Arthur Rackham, for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. In A Midsummer Night's Dream Rackham "developed his gift for drawing witches, gnomes, fairies, and anthropomorphized trees and brought them to a pitch of vivid characterization, sometimes with an unsettling frisson... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 142423

  29. 142428
    OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyat.

    London : [1911]

    First edition thus, number 79 of 550 copies signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe and printed on handmade paper (a further 25 were printed on japon), in a striking binding by Bayntun-Riviere.
    This is one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát in the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, first published in 1859. Of all the literature... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142428

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    ECO, Umberto. Serendipities.

    New York : [1998]

    First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Monika & Craig, Umberto Eco". The recipients are Monika and Craig Anderson, who was a New York bookseller, the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Maxwell Anderson. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142135

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    ECO, Umberto. Foucault's Pendulum.

    San Diego, New York, & London : 1989

    First US edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title "To Maggie Haferd, Umberto Eco". The recipient, Margaret H. Haferd, was the American Embassy librarian in London in the late 1950s and 1960s. She also worked with the U.S. Information Service. Both positions lead her to meet with anglophone, primarily literary, celebrities.
    Originally... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 142137

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    TAN, Shaun. The Arrival.

    New York : 2007

    First American edition, first printing, signed and stamped by Tan on publisher's bookplate on half-title, and with a loosely inserted The Arrival postcard. This moving graphic novel was featured in the New York Times children's books review of 11 November 2007, pp. 3233, among the best illustrated children's books of that year.
    First... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 142193

  33. 142340
    STEVENS, Wallace. Notes toward a Supreme Fiction.

    Cummington, MA : 1942

    First edition, number 111 of 190 numbered copies on Dutch Charcoal paper (a further 83 copies were issued signed and lettered), of "the central poem of the middle period, 'Notes toward a Supreme Fiction', dedicated to his closest friend, Henry Church. The three sections of 'Notes' - 'It must be abstract', 'It must change', and 'It must give pleasure'... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142340

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    BERRYMAN, John. Poems.

    Norfolk, CT : 1942

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Allan Covici with the best regards of John Berryman Berkeley 1 June '60". The recipient was a California-based writer, librarian, and bookseller based at UC Berkeley.
    Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the collective... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 142347

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    LE CARRÉ, John. A Perfect Spy.

    New York : 1986

    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. A Perfect Spy is Le Carré's most autobiographical book. As the author himself has admitted, a large part of the novel is a thinly disguised account of his own early life. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142384

  36. 142109
    ECO, Umberto. Il pendolo di Foucault.

    Milan : 1988

    First edition, first printing, of Eco's classic Italian novel which was translated into English by William Weaver the following year. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 142109

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    ECO, Umberto. Il pendolo di Foucault.

    Milan : 1988

    First edition, first printing, signed by Eco on the title page, and thus scarce. His classic Italian novel was translated into English by William Weaver the following year. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142112

  38. 142126
    (SEUSS, Dr.) NOBLE, Maurice, June Foray and Chuck Jones. Original storyboard drawing of Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    Beverly Hills : 1966

    Signed in pencil lower left by Maurice Noble and lower middle by June Foray. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was first released as a television special in December 1966, directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. This drawing represents Cindy Lou Who as she spots the Grinch in his Santa suit and asks "Why are you taking our Christmas tree... Why?" Noble... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 142126

  39. 141703
    SPENSER, Edmund. Epithalamion.

    [New York] : 1902

    The Saint Dunstan edition, number 9 of 30 copies, all printed on vellum, signed by the illuminator Ross Turner on the title page, and again alongside the publisher George Sproul on the limitation leaf. An extraordinarily fine book, beautifully printed and bound.
    A lavish Gilded Age production, the "Saint Dunstan Volumes" were the brainchild of the... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 141703

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    FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence, & Nancy J. Peters. Literary San Francisco.

    San Francisco : 1980

    First edition, 84th printing, presentation copy inscribed to Beat icon, Carolyn Cassady, "For Carolyn in San Francisco on 'Literary San Francisco Day' 22 Sept 80", signed by both authors on the front free endpapers, and Cassady's annotations, on p. 179, correcting the text in her own entry, about her book Off the Road (1990).
    The recipient,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141947

  41. 141958
    SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. Nouveaux principes d'économie politique.

    Paris : 1819

    First edition of the author's principal work on economics, his theory of equilibrium income and a counter-argument to Say's Law that there are no limits to production.
    "According to Sismondi, the utility of output was balanced against the disutility of work, whether by Robinson Crusoe on an island or by a complex society. But, with different people... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141958

  42. 139212
    (NECKWEAR.) Antonio Apostolo & Co., Milano. - illustrated catalogue of ties, cravats and scarves &c.

    Milan : 1931

    A spectacular and notably scarce illustrated catalogue of luxury neckwear, with no other copies of the present or any subsequent issues traced. Superbly realised by Milanese art printers Pizio e Pizzi, this stylish work illustrates an extensive range of ties, cravats, pocket squares, and mufflers, all in vibrant colours on a gold ground. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139212

  43. 140454
    (FASHION.) History of the Textile Art.

    Milan : [?1980s]

    First and only edition of this visually beguiling and historically informative collection. The title leaf reports that "this photographic publication, composed of pictures of original fabrics from 1903 up to 1925, taken from private files, has been created to offer a proof of art and culture in the evolution of costume". We have been unable to trace... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140454

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    DAHL, Roald. Boy.

    New York : 1984

    First US edition, signed limited issue, number 21 of 200 copies signed by the author. Dahl's autobiographical collection of childhood stories was first published in the UK earlier the same year. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140683

  45. 141181
    DISNEY, Walt. Pinocchio.

    Burbank : 1940

    A promotional poster design for Walt Disney's Pinocchio. The film was based on Carlo Collodi's political satire for children, "The Adventures of Pinocchio" and was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, after the first animated success "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937). Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141181

  46. Album of original concept sketches for women's couture.
    TISSANDIÉ, Léo. Album of original concept sketches for women's couture.

    Paris : c.1925

    A fascinating "catalogue" filled with skilfully executed sketches offering an unfiltered insight into the creative imagination of a Parisian fashion designer in the 1920s. The majority of the drawings are for dresses and coats exemplifying the narrow, garçonne silhouette of the period and working within an angular, geometric Deco vocabulary, some being... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 137713

  47. 139053
    (VICTORIAN TEXTILES.) An extraordinary trove of over 200 Victorian printed pattern cotton percale and muslin swatches in their original eye-catching sales sample portfolios.

    [Calcutta, India & Manchester : c.1860-70

    An extraordinarily extensive archive of around 230 Victorian patterned cotton percale and muslin sample swatches produced in Manchester, most likely for the Indian market, all preserved in their original impressive sales sample portfolios. This gathering remains a most remarkable survivor, historically revealing, visually arresting, and with an intriguing... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 139053

  48. 139135
    THORNTON, Joseph Patrick. The International System of Garment Cutting,

    London : c.1924

    Seventh edition of this title, with relevant contemporary annotations, following and much expanding upon Thornton's earlier Sectional System (1901). This is an uncommon and attractive work offering detailed insight into this misunderstood and under-appreciated art. Under 20 copies of various editions dated between ?1885 and 1935 have been located through... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139135

  49. The Appreciation of Poetry.
    PAUL, Eden & Cedar. The Appreciation of Poetry.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed to the publisher Stanley Unwin on the front free endpaper: "To Stanley Unwin with the writers' kind wishes. October 30th, 1920." Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140810

  50. Traces of Travel.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. Traces of Travel.

    London : 1983

    First edition of this account of service in the Middle East in World War Two. An appealing presentation copy, inscribed to an officer who saw action in the Western Desert, receiving the Military Cross in 1942: "For Desmond, Gerald de Gaury March 1983". The two would have met when de Gaury was in Arab liaison with SOE in Cairo and on the staff of the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141812

  51. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    New York : 1935

    Signed limited edition, number 599 of 1,500 copies signed by Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell, the original Alice. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139136

  52. Vie de Monsieur Turgot.
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de Monsieur Turgot.

    London : 1786

    The true first edition of Condorcet's life of Turgot, Gertis's edition A, the first of four editions published with a London imprint in 1786. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as the French finance minister from 1774 to 1776. His biography seeks to vindicate Turgot's thought and work, and is... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 127444

  53. Peter Pan Portfolio. From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan Portfolio. From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".

    London : 1912

    Signed limited edition, NUMBER 3 OF 20 COPIES SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM ON EACH PLATE, WITH THE BOOK SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND ENGRAVER/PRINTER on the limitation page. Although the edition was limited to 100 copies, only about 20 were signed throughout by Rackham.
    Published to capitalise on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy,... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 113285

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    HEANEY, Seamus. Night Drive.

    Bow, Crediton : 1970

    First edition, sole impression, number 38 of 100 copies printed, and one of 55 with a poem inscribed in full in the author's manuscript facing the half-title (in this case the mildly erotic poem "Undine"), each signed and dated on the colophon.
    Night Drive was published as part of Gilbertson's Manuscript Series, which also produced similar editions... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 141969

  55. Handbook for Military Government in Germany.
    (WORLD WAR II.) Handbook for Military Government in Germany.

    Bushy Park, London : 1944

    First edition of this key document in the denazification of Germany, highly uncommon, published in December 1944 in an edition of 6, 000 copies; a high-level draft version circulated in the autumn of 1944 was considered too lenient toward Germany, Roosevelt describing it in a memo as "pretty bad" (Dobbins et al, p.20).

    Secretary of the Treasury... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134348

  56. Lecture on the Comparative Antiquity of Continents, as Indicated by the Distribution of Living and Extinct Animals.
    WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Lecture on the Comparative Antiquity of Continents, as Indicated by the Distribution of Living and Extinct Animals.

    London : 1877

    Extremely scarce offprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, vol. 21 no. 6 (1876). Library Hub and WorldCat locate only copies of the journal publication in Britain, not the offprint.

    Celebrated for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection at the same time as Darwin, Wallace is... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 132973

  57. The Savoy Ballroom.
    YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.

    Boston : 1986

    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands inside the lid of the solander... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 132940

  58. Discourses concerning Government.
    SIDNEY, Algernon. Discourses concerning Government.

    London : 1698

    First edition of this major text of republican theory written between 1681 and 1683 and originally circulated as a manuscript. "Although long and sometimes repetitive the Discourses places Sidney alongside Milton as the master of republican eloquence. It is the power of its prose, as much as any aspect of its content, which helps to account for the... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125801

  59. Headquarters' Alphabet. Milford Haven Garrison.
    (WORLD WAR ONE.) THOMPSON, Lieutenant A. A. C., illustrator. Headquarters' Alphabet. Milford Haven Garrison.

    Pembroke Dock : [c. 1917]

    A light-hearted and affectionate "handmade" tribute to the officers stationed at the Milford Haven Garrison during the Great War, extremely scarce, with no other copies traced at institutional libraries. Only a very few could have been produced, perhaps as few as 17, this being the number of officers named on the title page verso.

    The humorous... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 125321

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    FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his proof-reader for this title: "To Alan To reread! from, Ian." Alan Ross, a former naval officer, was a literary friend of Ann Fleming. Ross was one of the first to review Casino Royale favourably, in the Times Literary Supplement, a review which Fleming kept on his desk... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 122645

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