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  1. 129259
    NELSON. Unusual mourning locket.

    ?London : 1805

    Elegantly worked mourning piece produced in the aftermath of the death of Nelson. The imagery is highly a propos and evocative, a young midshipman sits in a wooded glade, deep in thought in front of a memorial to the fallen hero: Britain's glorious naval tradition secure in the hands of the rising generation.

    A profound wave of grief swept a... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 129259

  2. 136029comp
    SHIEL, M. P. Prince Zaleski.

    London : 1895

    First edition of Shiel's first book, a collection of three stories, with a remarkable elucidatory inscription by the author on the front free endpaper: "A trinity here: the first about a father, the second about a son, or scion, the third about a ghostly hole; yet, as the Athanasian creed says, 'there are not three omniscients, but one omniscient,'... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 136029

  3. 137076
    BERKELEY, Edmund C. Symbolic Logic and Intelligent Machines.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive survey of Boolean logic and symbolic logic, and their applications to computer design and programming. American computer scientist Edmund Callis Berkeley (1909-1988) was a member of Howard H. Aiken's Harvard Mark II team, a co-founder of the Association for Computing Machinery, and the author of the... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 137076

  4. 142795
    ASIMOV, Isaac. I, Robot.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing, very scarce with the jacket retaining the fugitive red hue to the spine and without restoration as here. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142795

  5. History of Western Philosophy
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy

    London : 1946

    First 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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 142475

  6. Hanuman Books series, complete.
    BEAT LITERATURE - KEROUAC, Jack; Allen Ginsberg; Herbert Huncke; William Burroughs; Gregory Corso; Bob Dylan; Patti Smith; et al. Hanuman Books series, complete.

    Madras & New York : 1986-1992

    Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 142477

  7. Night Drive.
    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

  8. The Voyage of the Chelyuskin.
    SHMIDT, Otto, and others. The Voyage of the Chelyuskin.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, first impression, of this account of the rescue of the SS Chelyuskin, the first Arctic rescue orchestrated using wireless technology and aviation, this copy in an attractive example of the scarce jacket.

    The SS Chelyuskin was a Soviet steamship built in 1933 to prove that an ordinary cargo vessel could complete a winter expedition... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141768

  9. Diplomatic study on the Crimean War (1852 to 1856). Russian Official Publication.
    ZHOMINI, Aleksandr Genrikhovich. Diplomatic study on the Crimean War (1852 to 1856). Russian Official Publication.

    London : 1882

    First English edition of this important account compiled by the senior advisor to the Russian Imperial Foreign Ministry. A timely publication guided not by "any idea of vain recrimination... On the contrary... the moment has come for the all the European Powers to strike a balance... and to acknowledge towards one another their mea culpa".

    Originally... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 141302

  10. Posthumous Poems.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Posthumous Poems.

    London : 1824

    First edition, first issue (without errata slip), in a very striking binding by Zaehnsdorf with their gilt stamp to the rear pastedown denoting exhibition-worthy work, and with appealing fin-de-siècle provenance (see below).

    Edited by Mary Shelley, this collection contains hitherto unpublished poems - Julian and Maddalo (with its evocation of... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 141182

  11. Drawings faithfully copied from Nature at Naples
    HAMILTON, Lady Emma - REHBERG, Frederick. Drawings faithfully copied from Nature at Naples

    [Rome] : 1794

    First edition, scarce, of Rehberg's record of Emma Hamilton's "attitudes". Perhaps based on her experiences as the "living illustration" of Hygæa at Dr. Graham's infamous "Temple of Health", or perhaps developed as an exhibition of neo-classical culture for her husband, Sir William Hamilton, whatever the truth, the reputation of these postures spread... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139987

  12. Nude.
    GIBSON, Ralph. Nude.

    Cologne : 2009

    First edition, number 73 of 200 copies issued with a gelatin silver print signed by the artist, from a total edition of 1,200 copies. The prints were each editioned to 100, and the print with this book is titled Chicago Nude. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139499

  13. Ulysses.
    JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    New York : 1946

    A handsomely bound copy. The novel was first published in 1922 by Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and was not officially published in the US until 1934 by Random House. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139418

  14. The Rolling Stones.
    THE ROLLING STONES - JAGGER, Mick; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts; Ronnie Wood. The Rolling Stones.

    Cologne : 2014

    One of 1,150 of the Collector's Edition (No. 4511600). Signed by the band members of the Rolling Stones: Jagger, Richards, Watts, and Wood. A photographic record charting the Stones' remarkable history and lifestyle. With an appendix including the Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, discography, and photographers' biographies. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138884

  15. The House at Pooh Corner.
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, of Milne's final Pooh book. Published on 11 October 1928, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'"... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138615

  16. The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;
    [COLLINS, Samuel.] The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;

    London : 1671

    First edition of "a very entertaining account of life in the Russian court" (DNB), published the year after the author's death; a French translation appeared in 1679.

    Collins (16191670) accepted a position as physician to Tsar Alexei, the father of Peter the Great, in 1660; the present work contains his observations on life at the Romanov court... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 136104

  17. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.
    NORTON, Henry Kittredge. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression of this "careful and thorough study of the history, government and problems of one of the most interesting of the new states, which has subsequently lost its independent existence by merger with Russia" (The American Political Science Review), of which 18 editions in English were published between 1923 and 1981.

    "Although... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132942

  18. Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
    STALIN. Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.

    Moscow : 1949

    The first and only edition, 10,000 copies in all, but this the deluxe issue in full leather binding. Handsomely presented and produced, this richly illustrated history of the life of Stalin was prepared by the Lenin State Museum (now State Historical Museum). The typography and printing were by the Krasnyi Proletarii - "Red Proletariat" - the Central... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132982

  19. Station Island.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Station Island.

    New York : 1985

    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Martha, Sláinte! Seamus Heaney, April 1985". The author's sixth book of poetry, Station Island was first published in the UK the preceding year. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 126159

  20. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
    BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.

    London : 1921

    First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 118960

  21. 110627
    DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

    London : 1846

    First one-volume edition, handsomely bound. Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and as a three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete). This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 110627

  22. The Man with the Golden Gun.
    FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun.

    London : 1965

    First edition, first impression, second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 105949

  23. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    London : 1948

    An attractively bound set of the Chawton edition. With two contemporary Christmas gift tags loosely inserted. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 96703

  24. Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.
    ORWELL, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

    New York : 1949

    First US edition, first printing, originally published in the UK in the same year. Two versions of the dust jacket were issued, one blue and one red, but there is no priority between them. However, the red jackets are far more susceptible to fading, so surviving copies of the red jacket in nice condition are uncommon. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 87502

  25. To Have and Have Not.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's second book set within the United States, and tells the story of a smuggler running contraband between Cuba and Florida. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 87901

  26. The Taming of the Shrew.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Taming of the Shrew.

    1940

    Limited issue, one of 1,950 copies. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 87005

  27. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally. [Collectors Edition]
    MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally. [Collectors Edition]

    London : 2011

    Signed limited edition, deluxe format, one of 100 copies numbered and signed by the collector and American football legend, Pat McInally. Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 71749

  28. Remembrance of Things Past.
    PROUST, Marcel. Remembrance of Things Past.

    London : 1922-31

    First editions in English, first impressions, scarce as a complete set. Proust himself read Scott-Moncreiff's translation of Swann's Way, which came out on 19 September 1922, and wrote to him on 10 October 1922 to compliment his "fine talent".

    The translation was published episodically: Swann's Way (2 vols., 1922), Within a Budding Grove... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 141635

  29. A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet, Commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet, on the Fourteenth of February 1797, off Cape St. Vincent's.
    DRINKWATER, John. A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet, Commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet, on the Fourteenth of February 1797, off Cape St. Vincent's.

    London : 1797

    First edition of "one of the most important eye-witness accounts" of Jervis's famous victory (National Maritime Museum), at which Nelson so signally distinguished himself and was afterwards at pains to ensure that his role was emphasized, this book playing a key role in the creation of his legend; this is an attractive, well-margined copy of an uncommon... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143622

  30. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.
    WELLESLEY, Richard. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.

    London : 1804

    First London edition of this account of the early stages of the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-5), first published the previous year at Calcutta. Issued anonymously, it was the work Richard, Marquess Wellesley, at the time governor-general of Bengal, and older brother of the duke of Wellington who took a significant part in these campaigns, and it glorifies... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143667

  31. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.
    STEUART, Hew. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.

    Portsmouth : 1796

    A nicely finished example of the illustrated manuscript course book required of graduates of the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth. These meticulously produced, massive volumes offer excellent insights into the skill-set required of a prospective officer in the Nelsonian Era Royal Navy; this copy compiled by an officer who saw significant service during... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 134319

  32. Wine in Peace and War.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Wine in Peace and War.

    London : [1949]

    First edition, first impression. Waugh undertook this little commission as a favour to his wine merchants, and took his payment in kind. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 120362-1

  33. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
    ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.

    Moscow : 1947

    First and only edition of this important collection of articles by rocketry pioneer Friedrich Zander (Fridrikh Arturovich Tsander; 1887-1933), edited by a prominent co-worker at Group for the Study of Reactive Motion (Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivniya Dvisheniya - GIRD). Zander perfected the Soviet Union's first liquid propelled rocket GIRD-X, which was... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143547

  34. Observations on the Disturbances in the Madras Army in 1809.
    MALCOLM, Sir John. Observations on the Disturbances in the Madras Army in 1809.

    London : 1812

    First and only edition of Malcolm's defence of his actions during the "White Mutiny" among the officers of the Madras Army. Sparked by the abolition of the "tent contract" moneys for controlled by regimental commanding officers, but fed on accumulating grievances in the East India Company's military the mutiny led to a near complete breakdown of order... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143555

  35. Memoir of the War in India,
    THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,

    London : 1818

    First edition. A well-provenanced and superbly bound copy of this handsomely and uncommon account of Lord Lake's expedition against the Maratha chief Jasvant Holkar Rao, the Second Anglo--Mahrata War, an early campaign of British Empire building in India. The author was "an avowed military man and a constant traveller... witness to some of the most... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143003

  36. The Odyssey of Homer.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer.

    London : 1932

    First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, one of 530 unnumbered copies.

    "Inspired by reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Bruce Rogers persuaded Lawrence to undertake a new translation of The Odyssey. Begun in 1928 and published in 1932, the translation was undertaken during Lawrence's free time while serving in the ranks. It was published... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142934

  37. The Odyssey of Homer.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer.

    London : 1932

    First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, one of 530 copies, a compelling presentation copy, inscribed by Lawrence to his close friend and former colleague George Lloyd: "G.L. from T.E.S, 1933". Lawrence was signally reluctant to sign this book - his name appears nowhere in print in its pages - and association copies of any description are... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 142978

  38. The Early Stones. Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963 - 1973.
    THE ROLLING STONES - COOPER, Michael. The Early Stones. Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963 - 1973.

    New York : 1992

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the half title by Richards "To Ronni & Jeff, Keep Rocking (& Rolling). Keith Richards '95." Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139434

  39. Director's Manual:
    DISNEY, Walt. Director's Manual:

    California : 1936

    A collection of 13 mimeographed manuscripts giving a fascinating insight into Disney's internal training program for the animators. The collection comprises: two lectures by Don Graham discussing general animation theory and practice; a bulletin discussing "How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of the Spectator in the Picture"; character sketches... Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 118414

  40. The Legend of Monte Della Sibilla or Le Paradis de la Reine Sibilla.
    BELL, Clive. The Legend of Monte Della Sibilla or Le Paradis de la Reine Sibilla.

    Richmond : 1923

    First edition, first impression, a beautiful, unopened, copy, of this collection of verse. An attractive Hogarth Press production, printed in an edition of 400 copies. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144082

  41. 143610
    ALDISS, Brian - BREEN, James. The Planetary Worlds:

    London : 1854

    First and only edition, Brian Aldiss's copy, with his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A unique association copy.

    Brian Adliss (1925-2017), an English author, is best known for his science fiction novels and short stories, greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells. He also edited a number of anthologies, notably... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 143610

  42. The Poems.
    OWEN. Wilfred. The Poems.

    London : 1931

    First Blunden edition of Wilfred Owen's poems, first impression, number 23 of 160 large paper copies, and signed by Blunden on page 41 at the end of his "Memoir".

    This edition was expanded by fellow war-poet Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) from the first edition of 1920 edited by Siegfried Sassoon, who of all the war poets had known Owen best, albeit... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 143660

  43. [Greek:] Esoptron astroligikon. Astrologicall Opticks.
    ANGELUS, Johannes, & Johannes Regiomontanus. [Greek:] Esoptron astroligikon. Astrologicall Opticks.

    London : [1655]

    Rare first edition in English, with eight copies only showing at institutional libraries and just three on auction records. The translator, Robert Turner (b. 1619/20- c. 1664), "was one of an important group of translators who supplied English audiences with a wide range of occult and medical treatises and particularly with the writings of Paracelsus"... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143758

  44. 143922comp
    YEATS, W. B. Mosada.

    Dublin : 1940

    First Cuala press edition, limited issue. Number 40 of 50 copies, and, though uncalled for, this copy is signed by "George" Hyde-Lees, (1892-1968), the author's wife. Mosada was Yeats's first published work, and was first published in 1886 as an offprint from the Dublin University Review. That edition, of around 100 copies, is now "exceedingly rare"... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 143922

  45. The Rural Muse.
    CLARE, John. The Rural Muse.

    London : 1835

    First edition, first impression, of Clare's scarce final collection. From the library of Clare's friend, Spencer T. Hall, with his ink ownership inscription to the title page, and annotation to p. 83. A nice working class writer association for John Clare who was one of the few truly working class poets in the front rank of the romantics.

    The... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144015

  46. The Carpet People.
    PRATCHETT, Terry. The Carpet People.

    Gerrards Cross : 1971

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel, inscribed on the title page " To Judith, with best wishes from Terry Pratchett, a very slow writer..! Jan 26, '79", Pratchett's neighbour while he lived in Rowberrow, Somerset, from 1970 to 1993. Rather uncommon inscribed and with the jacket. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144029

  47. Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life.
    HUDSON, W. H. Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life.

    London : 1918

    First edition, first impression, of Hudson's memoir of his life in Argentina. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the novelist Violet Hunt on the half-title, "Violet Hunt from her friend W. H. Hudson" and with the recipient's later gift inscription to her partner Ford Madox Ford on the front free endpaper, "Violet Hueffer to F. M. Hueffer".... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143037

  48. 143109
    ANDERSSON, Charles John. The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure.

    London : 1861

    First edition; an attractive copy of an important and uncommon book. Andersson, "perhaps the most extraordinary visitor to Namibia in the 19th century" (Tonchi, p. 24), traversed the difficult country between South Africa and Namibia, obtaining "much valuable information" (Mendelssohn).

    Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 143109

  49. Literaturas europeas de vanguardia.
    DE TORRE, Guillermo. Literaturas europeas de vanguardia.

    Madrid : 1925

    First edition, first printing, of de Torre's famous defence of the avant-garde movement, which contains a detailed account of the origins and development of surrealism.

    The Spanish writer and Dadaist, Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), was a member of the group of avant-garde artists, collectively known as the "Generation of '27". Although the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 143311

  50. Ash Wednesday.
    ELIOT, T. S. Ash Wednesday.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, trade issue, superbly inscribed and signed by Eliot on the title page, "pray for us sinners" (quoting the end of the first section: "Teach us to care and not to care / teach us to sit still. // Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death"). The signed limited issue of 600 copies is reasonably readily available,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 143443

  51. 143554
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Thank You, Jeeves.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, in the 1935 reissue jacket priced 2/6 on the spine (and 7/6 to front flap). Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 143554

  52. 143556
    YEATS, W. B. Plays in Prose and Verse.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, a lovely copy, uncommon in the jacket.

    This collection contains Yeats's plays: Cathleen ni Houlihan, The Pot of Broth, The King's Threshold, On Baile's Strand, The Shadowy Waters, Deridre, The Unicorn from the Stars (written in collaboration with Lady Gregory), The Green Helmet, The Hour-Glass and The Player... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143556

  53. 142670comp
    (PRESLEY, Elvis.) GREGORY, James (ed.) The Elvis Presley Story.

    New York : 1960

    First edition, first printing, signed by Elvis Presley to the inside front wrapper. This popular biography is made up of collected articles on Presley and features a fact sheet with Presley's favourite foods and hobbies, and chapters such as "What it's like to date Elvis".

    The introduction is provided by radio host Dick Clark, who interviewed... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 142670

  54. A Voyage to the South Sea,
    BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea,

    London : 1792

    First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. "An extremely important book" (Hill).

    In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate scheme to establish... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143020

  55. Come, Tell Me How You Live.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Come, Tell Me How You Live.

    London : 1946

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Carlo, with love from, Agatha". The recipient was Charlotte ("Carlo") Fisher (1895-1976), with her retrospective book label to the front pastedown. Fisher was Christie's secretary, close friend, and amanuensis, with whom she wrote several major early... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143028

  56. 143034
    HEYER, Georgette. They Found Him Dead

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, in a bright example of the notably uncommon jacket. They Found Him Dead is the third of Heyer's detective novels to feature Superintendent Hannasyde and Sergeant Hemingway who "as middle-class crime professionals were unusual at a time when writers of detective novels had largely so far used upper-class amateurs... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143034

  57. Integral Yoga Hatha.
    SATCHIDANANDA, Swami. Integral Yoga Hatha.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, paperback issue. A highly appealing presentation copy, with a typed letter signed from artist and Satchidananda devotee Peter Max to Buckminster Fuller, on Max's eye-catching Pop Art stationery, the letterhead reading "An Important Message from The World of Peter Max". In the language of the day, a deeply groovy provenance.

    Letter... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141172

  58. 141245
    RICH, Buddy. I. F. Ball featuring Buddy Rich and Skitch Henderson Bands, Friday, Nov. 7, 1947, Grace Hall [Lehigh University] from 10-2.

    Bethlehem, PA : 1947

    Superb, scarce poster from the very outset of Rich's solo career. A musical prodigy on Broadway at two years old with his parents' act Wilson and Rich, he found fame under the sobriquet "Baby Traps the Drum Wonder". Rich was with Tommy Dorsey either side of brief military service, before forming this first band with financial assistance from Frank Sinatra.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141245

  59. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.
    CHAMBERLAIN-ANDREWS, Victor William. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.

    Egypt : 1930-2

    An extremely appealing collection of highly competent "officer quality" sketches. The subject matter is fairly typical - views on the Nile, in Cairo, the Ibrahim Agha mosque, in and around Damietta, Mansoura and Talkha, and a sequence of smaller "snap shots" of types, mat making, the forge, the vegetable shop - but the treatment and technique are... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141303

  60. The Savoy Cocktail Book.
    CRADDOCK, Harry (compiler). The Savoy Cocktail Book.

    London : 1930

    Early printing of this marvelous art deco-period publication published in the same year as the first edition. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141714

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