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ISHERWOOD, Christopher. The Memorial.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, in the uncommon first state pink and white cloth binding. The first impression was printed in a run of 1,222 copies. "A remarkably acute and assured novel about the pre- and post-war generations" in the attractive jacket designed by John Banting (ODNB). Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 122075
GRAVES, Robert. Mock Beggar Hall.
London : 1924First edition, first impression. "The whole tone of the book is philosophical involving a series of meditations on relativity and Time" (Patrick J. Quinn ed., New Perspectives on Robert Graves, 1999, p. 75). Nicholson's sinister cover design of a hanging bat is stunning. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 110245
OMEGA PRESS. Original Woodcuts by Various Artists.
London : 1918First and only edition, number 52 of 75 copies. This important Omega Workshops production includes woodcuts by Roger Fry ("Still Life", "The Cup", "The Stocking", and "Harliquinade" after Mark Gertler), Vanessa Bell ("Nude"), Duncan Grant ("The Hat Shop", "The Tub"), Edward Wolfe ("Ballet", "Group"), Edward McKnight-Kauffer ("Study"), Simon Bussy ("Black... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 98564
WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.
Richmond : 1922First edition, first impression. One of probably 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the 40 active subscribers who had supported... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 38018
HOCKNEY, David. My Window.
Cologne : 2020First edition, first impression. Signed by Hockney on the statement of limitation page. The total edition was 2,000 numbered copies including Art editions A, B, C and D, each of these limited to 250 copies each. This is copy no. 1736/2000. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 148306
MONDALE, Walter F. The Accountability of Power.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jacques & Jacqueline with best wishes Walter Mondale". In his first book, Mondale sets out the new approach to the Presidency that is needed after Vietnam and Watergate. The book set the ground for his own candidacy on a Presidential ticket, firstly in his successful... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 148295
TURNER, Stansfield. Secrecy and Diplomacy: the CIA in Transition.
Boston : 1985First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the Americans Public Affairs television organization C-Span on the half-title: "To CSPAN - Thanks for all you do to inform the American public - Stan Turner". Turner served as Director of the CIA from 1977 to 1981, following senior roles in the military. The present book outlines his approach... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 148294
HERZOG, Chaim. The War of Atonement.
Boston : 1975First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page: "For William Safire, in appreciation. Chaim Herzog".
William Safire (1929-2009) was a long-time political columnist for The New York Times, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006. He became friends with Herzog, and hosted him for dinners in New York.... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148288
DEVINE, Frank J. El Salvador: Embassy Under Attack.
New York : 1981First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a fellow member of the US Foreign Service, Ruth V. Verdin: "To Ruth Verdin, good friend, long-time diplomatic colleague, excellent source of administrative support in San Salvador, and a real credit to the Foreign Service, with all best wishes of the author, Frank J.... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148293
HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To James H Douglas Jr With the kind Regards of Herbert Hoover".
James Henderson Douglas Jr. (1899-1988) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by Hoover towards the end of his administration, and continued in the role under Franklin Roosevelt... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148284
NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 37th President on the front free endpaper "To Strobe Talbott with warm regards - from Richard Nixon 12-15-83".
Strobe Talbott (born 1946) was then Time Magazine's principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations. He later served as Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 to 2001, and as president... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 148285
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy, a Poem; [together with:] Poems.
London : 1842The copies of renowned Victorian actress Ellen Terry, with her signature to each title page and her Winchelsea bookplate to each front pastedown; the Italy volume with her note to title page "From Henry - M of V." Henry is almost certainly Henry Irving, who played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice alongside Terry (as Portia) at the Lyceum Theatre. On... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148205
CORNWELL, Bernard. [Complete set of the Sharpe novels:]
London : 1981-2006First editions, first impressions, signed by the author on the title page in each volume, and with Sharpe's Eagle inscribed, "for Barry - welcome to Sharpe! Bernard Cornwell".
The complete series of Sharpe novels comprise 21 books featuring the eponymous soldier, Richard Sharpe, a rifleman in the Napoleanic Wars. The series was adapted into a... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 147992
BEATON, Cecil. Chinese Album.
London : 1945-6First edition, first impression. Best known for his ultra-glamorous photographs of "bright young things", Beaton was commissioned by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War to photograph the war effort in Asia and the Middle East. His tour led to three photographic albums: Far East (1945), An Indian Album (1945-6), and Chinese Album... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 147925
COETZEE, J. M. Waiting for the Barbarians.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The winner of both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, Waiting for Barbarians is the third novel by J. M. Coetzee (b. 1940), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 147955
BEATON, Cecil. An Indian Album.
London : 1945-6First edition, first impression. Best known for his ultra-glamorous photographs of "bright young things", Beaton was commissioned by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War to photograph the war effort in Asia and the Middle East. His tour led to three photographic albums: Far East (1945), An Indian Album (1945-6), and Chinese Album... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147924
OMAR KHAYYÁM; FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.) Rubáiyát
Cambridge, MA : 1909Limited centennial edition, number 43 of 50 copies only, signed by the President, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Omar Khayyám Club of America. This is a faithful and scarce facsimile of the first edition of Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát, printed on Japanese vellum and published on 31 March 1909.
Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubáiyát, originally... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 147877
OMAR KHAYYÁM; POGÁNY, Willy (illus.) Rubáiyát.
New York : Signed limited edition, number 82 of 500 copies printed for the United States and signed by the artist, specially bound and with an original etching facing the title page, also signed by Pogány; there were also 750 copies printed for the UK and published by George G. Harrap & Co. Pogány's illustrated edition was first published in 1909.
Fitzgerald's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147882
MATISSE, Henri (illus.); JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
New York : 1935First illustrated edition, signed limited, number 478 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.... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 147814
WOOLF, Virginia. The Letters; The Diaries.
London : 1975-84First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Woolf's collected letters and diaries.
The letters, edited by Nigel Nicolson, record in stunning detail the evolution of Woolf's unmistakable style and provide an impressively comprehensive gathering of her correspondence from childhood until her death in 1941. Woolf's diaries, which she... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 147767
PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials: Northern Lights; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass; [together with] Lyra's Oxford; Once Upon a Time in the North; The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage; The Secret Commonwealth; [and] Serpentine.
London : 1995-97-2000-03-08-17-19First editions, first impressions, signed by the author on the title page of each volume, apart from Once Upon a Time in the North, which is a signed limited edition, number 740 of 1,500 copies.
The first volume, Northern Lights, was issued in small numbers and is far from common; it has the first issue points on the jacket: 12.99 price, "Point"... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147638
BECKETT, Samuel. Endgame: A Play in One Act.
New York : 1958First edition in English, first impression, limited issue, number 45 of 100 copies specially bound in cloth. A comic experiment in an eschatology of lovelessness, Endgame was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 3 April 1957; it was originally published the same year, in French, as Fin de partie. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147742
LE CARRÉ, John. The Le Carré Omnibus:
London : 1964First omnibus edition, first impression. This volume brings together the first two novels by John le Carré (1931-2020), both scarce in first editions. Gollancz published the omnibus to capitalise on the success of le Carré's third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 147535
BECKETT, Samuel. En attendant Godot.
Paris : 1952First edition, trade issue, scarce review copy. It was preceded only by a tiny limited issue of 35 large paper copies issued earlier the same year.
Godot was written and published in French, and was first performed in full at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris on 5 January 1953. Beckett's English translation of the play later premiered at the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 147545
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Signed photograph and typed letter signed.
15 March 1945A fine typed letter signed from Vita Sackville-West to a reader, Miss Richardson, thanking her for her "nice letter about my book on the Women's Land Army. It is very gratifying to know that you have read it more than once and I expect that you can now give your mother a great deal of information about the Land Army which perhaps she did not already... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147033
WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, with the front panel of Vanessa Bell's scarce dust jacket laid in at the front, and a Woolf signature (clipped from the Beau Brummell signed limited edition) laid in also.
To the Lighthouse was "written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision... It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147068
WOOLF, Virginia. The Common Reader: First and Second Series.
London : 1925 & 1932First editions, first impressions, of two works that are tough to find in collectable condition, in particularly nice examples of the Vanessa Bell-designed dust jackets.
These two volumes, the "pillars of Virginia Woolf's essays" include critical essays, articles, and book reviews that had previously appeared publications such as Times Literary... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 146747
BANKSY - LAZARIDES, Steve. Banksy Captured [Vols 1 & 2].
London : 2019-20First editions, first printings. Volume 1 limited to 500 numbered copies, volume 2 limited to 5000 numbered copies. In 1997 Lazarides was commissioned to take the portrait of a little-known graffiti artist who went by the name of Banksy. Over the next 11 years he worked with Banksy as his driver, manager, photographer, dealer, spokesperson, and then... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 145942
GRISWOLD, Rufus Wilmot (ed.) The Cypress Wreath:
Boston : 1844First edition of this American consolation anthology. The editor Griswold (1815-1857) "produced a flood of gift books containing the sentimental poetry popular at the time", and was considered by his contemporaries "an expert on American poetry" (ANB). Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 146045
IBSEN, Henrik. The Master Builder.
London : 1893First edition in English, originally published as Bygmester Solness in 1892. The translators and critics Gosse (1849-1928) and Archer (1856-1924) were among the first English writers to recognize Ibsen's talent. "Gosse became one of the most prolific and powerful writers of his time", while Archer's "pioneering advocacy of Ibsen in England cannot be... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 146144
GREENE, Graham. Our Man in Havana.
London : 1958First edition, first impression. Greene's thriller was adapted the year following publication into a film of the same name, directed by Carol Reed and starring Alec Guinness. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146526
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
Hammersmith : November 1906 & June 1910First Doves Press editions, each volume one of 25 copies on vellum.
The subject of Faust preoccupied Goethe for most of his life. He began a play on the theme as early as 1773, at first probably concentrated mainly on Faust's disgust with academic learning and on the shallowness of university life. He worked it up into the love tragedy (the so-called... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 145189
FRY, Roger. A Sampler of Castile.
Richmond : 1923First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the limitation page to the Swedish art historian and curator Sixten Strömbom (1888-1983) who established the Swedish Portrait Archive in 1915 of which he published a catalogue in 1935-42. This is number 50 of 550 copies only numbered and signed by Fry in pencil. A charming travelogue of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145258
GARNETT, David. [Autobiography:] The Golden Echo; The Flowers of the Forest; The Familiar Faces.
London : 1953, 1955, 1962First editions, first impressions, of David Garnett's autobiographical trilogy, with Flowers of the Forest being a wonderful Bloomsbury group presentation copy inscribed to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper, "E. M. Forster, affectionately from David Garnett", and with Forster's ex-libris to front pastdown. The other two volumes have been added... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145666
STRACHEY, Lytton. Eminent Victorians.
New York : 1918First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "David Garnett from Lytton Strachey", and with Garnett's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Copies in the jacket are rare, and in such excellent condition, rarer still. This is a stupendous Bloomsbury association copy.
Published simultaneously in... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 145708
GREENAWAY, Kate. Collection of works.
1870-1930A significant collection of the illustrated books of Kate Greenaway, gathered by a private collector over many years and an assemblage which in scope and quality would now be difficult to equal, covering the full breadth of her career, and richly illustrating the extent and variety of her work.
The collection comprises four presentation copies... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 144492
SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Song Book.
New York : 1967First edition of "songs especially written by the Dokkulous Doctor for Young New Singers and their parents and their teachers". The music is by Eugene Poddany. This copy is in the publisher's library binding with the "Gibraltar Library Binding" logo on the lower board rather than the listing of Dr Seuss titles.
This is an uncommon title: in Judith... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 148198
VERRI, Alessandro. Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene traduzione dal greco originale nuovamente scoperto.
Padova : 1780First edition of the foundational text in the contemporary novelistic reinterpretation of Sappho, in which Phaon, the mythical lover presented by Ovid as the poet's downfall, replaces her at the heroic centre of the Sapphic plot. Following Madame Dacier's lead, Verri ignored any mention of the poetess's homosexuality; he and his many successors and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146727
LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles Telephone Book.
Los Angeles : 13 April 1882The first telephone directory for Los Angeles, listing 90 subscribers with their own phones and numbers, and instructions on making calls to the central office. This is a delicate and rare piece of Californiana, tracking the expansion of critical technology through a state that would become and innovation leader. There are only two appearances in the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 141446
JOYCE, James. Pomes Penyeach.
Paris : 1927First edition, first impression, of this collection of thirteen of Joyce's poems. Beneath each poem the place and year of composition are provided; they range from 1904 to 1924. The first poem, 'Tilly' is named after the Irish custom of providing customers a free extra serving; the book was sold at 12 shillings, so the thirteenth poem came "free".
This... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148251
HOWELLS, William D. Venetian Life.
Leipzig : 1883An attractive example, in a hand-painted vellum binding in the style of the famous Florentine bindery Giulio Giannini & Figlio (established 1856), which found enduring success in supplying the literary and aesthetic taste of late-Victorian English travellers and expatriates. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 148202
DONNE, John. Paradoxes and Problems.
Soho : 1923First Nonesuch edition, one of 645 copies printed in the Fell types on handmade paper, this copy out of series and marked "Hilda's copy" in ink by the printer, Francis Meynell (1891-1975). Hilda Peppercorn (1886-1962), a concert pianist (performing as Hilda Saxe), was Meynell's first wife. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148122
POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.
London : 1904First edition, inscribed by the author to his daughter on the half-title "A.P.C. from P.P.C. 20.7.28", and additionally signed by the author on the dedication page.
Antoinette Percy Cotton (1913-1997) and her sister Diana joined her father on trips to Africa in the 1930s, later conducting further visits on their own, collecting a variety of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148129
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World.
New York : 1977First hardback edition, first printing, inscribed on the title "For Tom, with love, from Ursula". The recipient is likely the American science fiction author and poet, Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008). This hardback edition is uncommonly found signed.
Le Guin and Disch were near contemporaries in the science fiction community and seem to have had... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148104
STALLINGS, A. E. Archaic Smile.
Evansville : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Ginger, with gratitude for all your good work! Alicia. 24.i.01, Atlanta". This collection of poems, by the recipient of the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award, is uncommon in such fine condition and especially so inscribed. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148105
FORSTER, E. M. - LUBBOCK, Percy. Roman Pictures.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, of this humorously fictionalised account of an Englishman's visit to Rome. This copy comes from the library of E. M. Forster, with his book label to the front pastedown, and the inscription "Hugh Brogan 20 November 71" on the front free endpaper. This is a great association copy.
Lubbock was a Cambridge contemporary... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148116
BERLIN, Isaiah. Personal Impressions.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the noted artist R. B. Kitaj, "For Kitaj, with great admiration & friendship. Isaiah Berlin, London 1992"; next to it, an additional note, likely in Kitaj's hand reads "his collection of obituaries". This is a great association copy of Berlin's biographical sketches of 20th-century... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 148016
DAWKINS, Richard. The Selfish Gene.
Oxford : 1976First edition, first impression. Richard Dawkins's first book, The Selfish Gene has proved the most important contribution to evolutionary theory of the 20th century, and revolutionized popular understanding of the subject. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 148023
LE GUIN, Ursula K. The Wind's Twelve Quarters.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "For Tom, famous or infamous. Love from Ursula. 20.8.96". The recipient is likely the American science fiction author and poet, Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008). This collection of short stories include selected parts of Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea, Rocannon's World, and others.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148099