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THE ROLLING STONES - JAGGER, Mick; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts; Ronnie Wood. The Rolling Stones.
Cologne : 2014One 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
MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.
London : 1928First 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
[COLLINS, Samuel.] The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;
London : 1671First 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
NORTON, Henry Kittredge. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.
London : 1923First 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
STALIN. Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
Moscow : 1949The 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
HEANEY, Seamus. Station Island.
New York : 1985First 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
BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First 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
DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
London : 1846First 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
FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. The Man with the Golden Gun was Fleming's final full-length Bond novel, published eight months after his death. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1974, starring Roger Moore. This copy is in the second state binding as usual, without the gun design blocked in gilt on the front cover, which proved... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 105949
ORWELL, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.
New York : 1949First 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
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not.
New York : 1937First 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
MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally. [Collectors Edition]
London : 2011Signed 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
PROUST, Marcel. Remembrance of Things Past.
London : 1922-31First 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
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 : 1797First 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
WELLESLEY, Richard. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.
London : 1804First 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
STEUART, Hew. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.
Portsmouth : 1796A 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
ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
Moscow : 1947First 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
MALCOLM, Sir John. Observations on the Disturbances in the Madras Army in 1809.
London : 1812First 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
THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,
London : 1818First 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
LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer.
London : 1932First 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
LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer.
London : 1932First 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
THE ROLLING STONES - COOPER, Michael. The Early Stones. Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963 - 1973.
New York : 1992First 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
DISNEY, Walt. Director's Manual:
California : 1936A 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
BELL, Clive. The Legend of Monte Della Sibilla or Le Paradis de la Reine Sibilla.
Richmond : 1923First 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
ALDISS, Brian - BREEN, James. The Planetary Worlds:
London : 1854First 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
OWEN. Wilfred. The Poems.
London : 1931First 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
ANGELUS, Johannes, & Johannes Regiomontanus. [Greek:] Esoptron astroligikon. Astrologicall Opticks.
London : 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
YEATS, W. B. Mosada.
Dublin : 1940First 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
CLARE, John. The Rural Muse.
London : 1835First 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
PRATCHETT, Terry. The Carpet People.
Gerrards Cross : 1971First 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
HUDSON, W. H. Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life.
London : 1918First 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
ANDERSSON, Charles John. The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure.
London : 1861First 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
DE TORRE, Guillermo. Literaturas europeas de vanguardia.
Madrid : 1925First 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
ELIOT, T. S. Ash Wednesday.
London : 1930First 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
YEATS, W. B. Plays in Prose and Verse.
London : 1922First 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
(PRESLEY, Elvis.) GREGORY, James (ed.) The Elvis Presley Story.
New York : 1960First 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
BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea,
London : 1792First 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
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Come, Tell Me How You Live.
London : 1946First 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
HEYER, Georgette. They Found Him Dead
London : 1937First 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
SATCHIDANANDA, Swami. Integral Yoga Hatha.
New York : 1971First 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
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 : 1947Superb, 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
CHAMBERLAIN-ANDREWS, Victor William. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.
Egypt : 1930-2An 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
CLARKE, Susanna; ROSENBURG, Portia (illus.) Signed original artwork for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
London : 2004A pair of original sketches, signed by the illustrator, used for the first edition Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, each depicting one of the title characters. These illustrations are reproduced on page 1 (Mr Norrell) and page 207 (Jonathan Strange). The novel was adapted for a highly successful BBC TV series in 2015, which drew heavily on... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142571
NANDA, B. R. Mahatma Gandhi. A biography.
London : 1959First edition, second impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dr. Buckminster Fuller, with regards from the author, B.R. Nanda, 19.11.69". An interesting association of the 20th-century's greatest champion of non-violent struggle and its most dynamic technological visionary; with Fuller's neat library... Learn More£925.00
Stock Code: 140680
KRISHNAMURTI, Jiddu. Think on these Things.
New York : 1964First edition, first printing. A major presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the visionary inventor and designer Buckminster Fuller: "to Dr.Fuller, with much affection, J. Krishnamurti".
The dust jacket bears Fuller's characteristic markings: above Krishnamurti's name on the front panel he has written in blue... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140987
HARRER, Heinrich. Seven Years in Tibet.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, published the preceding year in the UK and in German in 1952. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on recto of double-page title page, "To Sylvia & Richard Tobin, with best wishes from, H. Harrer, two line inscription in Tibetan, New York, April 1954"; with Richard Tobin's penciled signature on the front free... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141038
INGLIS, Henry D. The Tyrol; with a Glance at Bavaria.
London : 1833First edition, decidedly uncommon thus, and this a very pretty copy. Born in Edinburgh, Inglis (17951835) was "educated for commercial life, but, finding it uncongenial, turned to travel writing" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Europe, publishing on Scandinavia, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and Spain, his books meeting "with commercial and critical... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141121
COLEMAN, Ornette. Ornette Coleman in Concert, August Fifth Nineteen Hundred Sixty-eight - original Fillmore West 1968 concert poster.
San Francisco : 1968Brilliantly effective, big and bold psychedelic poster for an appearance by free jazz innovator Coleman at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. This poster was not numbered in the Bill Graham/Fillmore series - it would fall between BG 131 and 132 - but does feature in the Unusual Fillmore Shows section in the Art of Rock (p.153, plate 2.80).
Line up... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139625
ROWLING, J. K. "What was the Name of that Nymph Again?"
Exeter : 1998An notably early article by Rowling recounting her experiences reading Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Exeter, printed in the journal of the Department of Classics and Ancient History. In the article she comments that she had "the unforgettable experience of being lectured by a person best known simply as Z. It was Z I had in mind when... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140422
ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. India and the Awakening East.
New York : 1953First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "To dear Joe & Trude, with love, Eleanor Roosevelt". An outstanding provenance: the journalist and political activist Joseph P. Lash (1909-1987) has been described as the First Lady's "spiritually adopted son, confidant and counselor" (cited in American National... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 140640
ALTROCK, Paul von. Tagebuch - a middy's journal book of cruises in the SMSs Charlotte, 1897-8 and Moltke 1898-9 - Baltic, Russia, Atlantic, Caribbean.
Kiel and at Sea : 1897-9A meticulously maintained and well preserved journal of cruises on two German naval training ships in appealing locations and at interesting times, with numerous excellent illustrations: a splendid exemplar.
In June 1897 Paul von Altrock joined the Charlotte, the last sailing warship built for Germany, when she was overhauled and recommissioned... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133188
BATES, H. E. The Face of England.
1952First edition, first impression. "The processes of colour reproduction have improved enormously during the last decade or so, until now, in the hands of a sensitive photographer, they are able to mirror with sympathetic faithfulness the subtle tints of the English scene" (jacket front flap). Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 143635
HUGHES, Ted. Crow Wakes.
Woodford Green, Essex : 1971First edition, first printing, signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet. The title page verso is signed "No. 28, Ted Hughes" and the front free endpaper signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 46/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed the bibliographers Sagar and Tabor that "These poems were excluded... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125129