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(LAURENCIN, Marie.) MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party and Other Stories.
London : 1939First illustrated edition, limited edition, number 708 of 1,200 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni, this a notably bright example.
The Garden Party and other Stories was first published in February 1922 and "brought Mansfield great and deserved acclaim" (ODNB). This edition is beautifully illustrated with... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139127
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.
Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 139134
FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose D. Two Lucky People.
Chicago & London : 1998First edition, first printing, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: "For Bruce Hart, Milton Friedman & Rose Friedman". Two Lucky People was the joint memoir of the great neoliberal economists Milton and Rose Friedman, detailing their sustained counter-revolution against Keynesian hegemony in the west and socialist hegemony in the east,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139151
(STRUTH, Thomas.) Thomas Struth 1977 2002.
[Munich] : 2004Limited collector's edition, number 121 of 300 copies with an original photograph signed by Struth. The collection brings together the photographer's Yosemite and museum photos, including two CDs of recordings by Evan Parker and Frank Bungarten. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139177
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". Copies of the first edition signed by Blake are uncommon, even more so with an original drawing. This copy was given to Lucie by her parents... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139208
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough.
London : 1933-1938First editions, first impressions, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration to Churchill in his campaign against... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139225
MAUND, Benjamin. The Botanic Garden.
London : 1825-33An appealing run of one of the best known botanical periodicals of the 19th century; the entire series extended to 13 volumes, published up until 1851.
Benjamin Maund (c.1790-1864) "sought to share his lifelong passion for flowers by producing an interesting and useful publication affordable to everyone. Each monthly issue contained a plate with... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138567
HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Hunt, Edmund Hillary, and significantly by Tenzing Norgay in both Roman characters and Nepali, together with nine other members of the team. An unusually full gathering of significant signatories.
The other members are George Lowe, who had attempted Cho Oyu the previous... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 138578
FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. Between the Woods and the Water.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The second book in Fermor's travel trilogy, Between the Woods and the Water tells of the Budapest to the Iron Gates leg of the author's journey from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 138579
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
BUNYAN, John. The Heavenly Foot-Man:
London : 1708Fourth edition. In 1668 Bunyan "begun to prepare 'The Heavenly Foot-Man', a sermon on the Christian life, for publication. Internal evidence suggests it may have been preached, or at least prepared for the pulpit, late in 1659 or in 1660. Directed to the spiritually indolent, the sermon urges people to repent before the day of grace has passed, a concern... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138643
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) Silver English charity school "Learn of Us" medal.
[London] : 1885A beautifully engraved award medal, the central beehive design very skilfully rendered and the whole in impressively crisp, clean condition, presented to the fourteen-year-old student Sarah Noble in 1885 by the Sir John Cass Charity School of Aldgate, London.
The English merchant and philanthropist Sir John Cass (1661-1718) founded a co-education... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138670
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : Deluxe limited edition, number 263 of 1,130 numbered copies, of which 1,100 were for sale, with the last 30 reserved for presentation. Published when the book came out of copyright in 1907, this deluxe edition was issued unsigned, as Rackham was out of the country at the time. For the first time, Rackham's plates were distributed at the appropriate... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 138673
(TURING, Alan.) Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.
Manchester : 1951First edition of the brochure marking the official inauguration of the Ferranti Mark I computer. "The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the centre of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 138710
BAGEHOT, Walter. The English Constitution.
London : 1867First edition in book form of the most influential exposition of the British (not in fact solely English) constitution. Bagehot conceptualized the constitution as split between "dignified" and "efficient" elements, the former the monarchy and parts of the aristocracy with all their associated pomp and circumstance, the latter the actual machinery of... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138712
BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France,
London : 1790Second edition, Todd's fourth impression, published very soon after the first edition (the first edition published around 1 November 1790, this around 12 November). Burke's brilliant polemic has been a key text of conservative movements of every shape and form for two centuries. Burke asserted "that any revolution that did not bring real liberty, which... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138729
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
CAMDEN, William. The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, late Queen of England;
London : 1675A handsome copy of Camden's biography of Queen Elizabeth I, first published in Latin as Annales Rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha in two volumes (1615 and 1625), and in English in 1625. The biography was commissioned from Camden, the greatest antiquary of his age, by Elizabeth's chief adviser William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138758
JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.
London : 1779-1780A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 138778
RUSHDIE, Salman. The Satanic Verses.
London : 1988First edition, signed limited issue, number 84 of 100 copies signed by the author and bound in quarter morocco (a further 12 signed copies were published in full morocco). Rushdie's fourth novel and a major work in the magical realist canon, The Satanic Verses ignited furious controversy, leading to the book being banned and protested across the world,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138780
JOSEPHUS, Flavius. [Works, in Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico; Contra Apionem.]
Milan : 1513/14First edition to add the complementary work of pseudo-Hegesippus, handsomely printed in clear Roman type for the noted Renaissance scholar and professor at Milan, Alexander Minutianus, a zealous proponent of Latin literature. It also includes a ninth-century compilation based primarily on pseudo-Hegesippus, and a list of concordances between pseudo-Hegesippus... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 138817
PERCEVAL, Richard; & John Minsheu. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,
London : 1599First edition thus, based on two textbooks of Spanish by Richard Perceval (or Percyvall), entitled Bibliotheca Hispanica (1591), the lexicon of which John Minsheu (1559/601627) considerably augmented. Minsheu "refers to hostility towards his work in certain quarters, but ensured the grant of a licence to print by applying successfully to the archbishop... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138829
HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
[Ipswich : 1733A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The unique work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis,... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138840
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral;
London : 1723An attractive early 18th-century edition of Francis Quarles's Emblems, the most popular and frequently reprinted English emblem book since its original publication in 1634, here also including his second book, Hieroglyphikes, originally published 1638, "the most notable English version of the theme of the ages of man" (ODNB). Each... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138863
(BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.) Eccentric Biography;
London : 1801First edition of this collection of biographies of historical and contemporary eccentrics, here an issue with the stipple engraved plates printed in colour, not known in other copies. Eccentrics vary from Bamfylde Moore Carew, king of the beggars, to various historical figures including Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138864
(POETRY.) The Vision of Hades,
London : 1825First complete edition, publishing the Vision of Noös for the first time, paired with the Vision of Hades, first published in 1820 and here in its second appearance. This copy has various pencilled emendations in the Vision of Noös, all stylistic rather than correcting errata, and consequently almost certainly in the hand... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 138867
(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
SPARK, Muriel. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
London : 1961First edition, first impression. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was first published in the New Yorker on 14 October 1961, in a slightly abridged version. It was published in the same year in book form to wide critical acclaim. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English language novels from... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 138886
CHESTERTON, G. K. The Secret of Father Brown.
London : 1927First edition, first impression in the 7/6 dust jacket, of the fourth instalment in Chesterton's Father Brown series. Quayle notes that Chesterton's psychological approach and his nuanced characters give his work a special importance in the genre, but that "Father Brown, whose most 'conspicuous quality was not being conspicuous', will... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138902
McCARTHY, Cormac. The Border Trilogy.
New York : 1999First omnibus edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Van Weir, All the best Cormac McCarthy Santa Fe 2001". The three novels in the trilogy were originally published in 1992, 1994, and 1998 respectively. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138918
PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Germinal.
London : 1923Very rare complete run of Sylvia Pankhurst's strikingly illustrated revolutionary socialist journal Germinal, a short-lived publication of which just two issues were printed. Just four institutions are recorded as having complete runs (none with single issues): WorldCat lists the British Library and the Institut national d'histoire de l'Art; Library... Learn More£4,375.00
Stock Code: 137508
THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.
New York : 1993First US signed limited edition, number 134 of 350 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her years as Prime Minister. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138307
NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.
New York : 1983Limited edition, printed for private distribution, here presented by Nixon to the heir of the Woolworth fortune and owner of the Allegheny Corporation, Fred Morgan Kirby II, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To F. M. Kirby with appreciation & best wishes from Richard Nixon, 1-20-88". Kirby (1919-2011) was a major donor to and supporter of conservative... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 138308
HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To Carl W Jones With the kind regards of Herbert Hoover". The recipient was Carl Waring Jones (1887-1957), the proprietor of the Minneapolis Journal, publisher of books on magic, and patron of the arts in Minneapolis. Letters between Jones and Hoover are preserved... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138311
(JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138324
WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.
London : 1925First edition, first impression, of Woolf's mould-breaking masterpiece, in the very scarce Vanessa Bell jacket. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced, and the dust jacket is one of the finest Bell ever designed and rare in collectable condition.
"Woolf maintained that her generation had to break the mould of the novel in order to... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 138396
(DOVES BINDERY.) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.
Hammersmith : First Doves Press edition, one of 200 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 12 were printed on vellum), here bound by the Doves Bindery (executed the year following publication), in a fine example of their understated elegance, complementing the design and typography of the text. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138499
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. Money.
Boston : 1975First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author "For Burt Gollin ? with all good wishes from John Kenneth Galbraith". Galbraith's work tells of the history of the development of money and the modern financial system. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 138513
MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift. Golf.
New York and London : 1928First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.
Macdonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 138525
GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
Waltham St Lawrence : 1931Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement.
"Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138545
(SHEPARD, Ernest H.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1931Signed limited edition, number 172 of 200 large paper copies signed by both author and artist. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration. Well-known for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series, Shepard was asked to illustrate a new edition, following Milne's popular adaptation of the... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 138548
(MATISSE, Henri.) JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
New York : 1935First illustrated edition, number 868 of 1,500 copies signed by Matisse.
Within weeks of the lifting of the US ban on the book (6 December 1933), Limited Editions Club impresario George Macy approached Joyce about a special edition of Ulysses and by February 1934 he was en route to Paris to speak to Matisse about illustration. The artist... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 138549
FOGEL, Robert William. The Fourth Great Awakening & The Future of Egalitarianism.
Chicago and London : 2000First edition, first printing, inscribed on the half-title by the author "To Carma, best wishes Robert Fogel 2/23/01". Fogel's "Fourth Great Awakening" refers to the American religious revival of the 1960s and 1970, as mainstream Protestantism weakened and evangelicalism grew. Fogel's interpretation, which proved controversial, places this development... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138555
REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
London : First edition of Repton's first book and the work in which he laid out "his claim to the position of a national authority" on landscape gardening (Rogger, p. 12). Handsomely printed by the finest London printer of the age, William Bulmer, the delightful aquatints employ clever overslips to show the transformation of the landscape under Repton's guiding... Learn More£19,500.00
Stock Code: 138558
WATSON, James D. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.
New York : 2002First US edition, first printing, signed by the author - "Jim Watson" - on the title page. This is Watson's report on the aftermath of his and Crick's revolutionary discovery of the structure of DNA, following on from his classic memoir, The Double Helix. The UK edition preceded it the previous year. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138562
HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.
London : 1977First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, and Michael in good time, with love, from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 119994
WARHOL, Andy. Committee 2000.
Munich : 1982Edition of 2000. Signed and numbered in pencil lower right by Warhol, printer's blindstamp lower left. Published to raise funds for the Committee 2000 which worked on projects to commemorate the year 2000. Stamped on the verso in red, copyright Andy Warhol 1982. Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 120125
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
ELIOT, George. The Mill on the Floss.
Edinburgh and London : 1860First edition of George Eliot's second full-length novel, an uncommon publisher's presentation copy, inscribed in a secretarial hand to the title page of volume I, "from the publishers".
This set is in Carter's first state without the inserted ad leaf in volume I and with Adam Bede listed as a "seventh edition" on p. 6 of the 16pp. publisher's... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 139602
DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.
London : 1850First edition in book form, following publication in parts from May 1849 to November 1850. In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered among his masterpieces, and it is his first first-person novel. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 141101
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A Street Car Named Desire.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing, a remarkable copy, unusually inscribed by almost the entire cast, together with a loosely inserted slip signed by the author, contemporaneous with the production and publication of the first edition. Peg Hillias presented this copy to her daughter and has inscribed the half-title, "For my darling daughter on her 16th birthday".... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 141444
(McCARTNEY, Paul.) McCARTNEY, Linda. The Polaroid Diaries.
Cologne : 2019Signed limited edition, number 387 of 500 copies signed by Paul McCartney. Copies one through 124 include a print signed by Paul McCartney. Taken from the early 1970s until the mid-1990s, this title presents candid pictures from Linda McCartney's vast archive of photography. With texts in German, French, and English, by Ekow Eshun (writer and broadcaster)... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138023
BARING-GOULD, Sabine. The Book of Were-Wolves:
London : 1865First edition of this classic study, an important contribution to the literature of lycanthropy. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector. His book, "essentially a work of synthesis, collating a broad range of material" (Coudray), is often cited as being a signal influence on Bram Stoker during... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 138415
LA VARENNE, Francois Pierre de. The French Cook,
London : 1673Uncommon third edition in English, in strikingly clean condition, of La Varenne's seminal work which established many still-existent tenets of French cuisine. This was "the first cookery book which has any order and arrangement in its contents", the recipes sorted alphabetically within their groupings (Oxford, p. 24).
François Pierre de la Varenne... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 138832
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.
Hamburg : 1867, 1885, & 1894Rare first editions of all three volumes of Das Kapital.
"Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum reviewer of the first English translation... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 134365
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition in book form. This copy has the following textual states: the engraved frontispiece has the stool with six stripes and the signature undivided at left of shield; the vignette title page has "Weller" and is signed "Phiz fect"; the plates are in early states, with page locations but without captions or imprint, and the two Buss plates are... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 125669