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(VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain.) MARSHALL, William, ed. A Collection of Anthems used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of England and Ireland.
Oxford and London : 1865A handsome copy of William Marshall's (1806-1875) compilation of devotional anthems, bound for Queen Victoria by R. Ingalton Drake, binder to Windsor Castle. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141789
DICKENS, Charles. The Works.
London : 1899The Gadshill edition, "printed from the edition that was carefully corrected by the author in 1867 and 1868" and including H. K. Browne and George Cruikshank's beloved illustrations. A handsome set of what is generally considered one of the best editions of the collected works of Charles Dickens. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 141805
NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, signed by Nevinson in pencil below the frontispiece. He was in France and Flanders during the First World War, before illness led to his military discharge in 1916. "From 1915 he executed and exhibited several harshly emotive images of the war in a futurist idiom" (ODNB). Scarce in the jacket. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141751
(CLAXTON, William.) LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) on the title page, thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps. Merci pour ces... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
BURKE, Edmund. Sammelband of twenty-five 18th-century editions of Burke's writings, including seven first editions.
London : 1780-1800A substantial collection comprising twenty-five early editions of Burke's writings, published between 1780 and 1800, of which six are true first editions (rising to 12 if Todd's first editions, later impressions/issues are counted). The collection aptly illustrates the wide-ranging nature of Burke's political polemics, and indeed the market for them,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141267
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Merchant of Venice.
Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1923Signed limited edition, number 61 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Thomas Lowinsky, the art editor Albert Rutherston, and the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 140522
(MILITARY DRILL.) ANON. The Perfection of Military Discipline, After the Newest Method, as practised in England and Ireland, &c.
London : 1690Second edition, the Cottesloe Library copy, an unrecorded variant in a remarkably well preserved period binding. Licensed on 12 October 1689 the publication of this comprehensive military manual would have been given greater immediacy by appearing originally in the year of William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne (1 July 1690); it features a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137768
FLEMING, Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights.
London : 1966First edition, first impression, fourth issue jacket, with the publisher's overprice sticker. This was the final James Bond book by Fleming, published two years after the author's death, and comprised two stories, the titles of which were used for two Bond movies: Octopussy in 1983, starring Roger Moore, and The Living Daylights in... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 137474
(GHOST STORIES.) STEAD, William Thomas (ed.) The Review of Reviews.
London : [1889-96]First editions of these Victorian ghost stories from the annual issue of the Review of Reviews, edited by the journalist and editor W. T. Stead (1849-1912), who developed a keen interest in spiritualism around 1890 and claimed he could communicate telepathically and practice automatic writing.
Stead was also the first editor to employ female... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136822
(PENGUIN CLASSICS.) FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
London : 2006Limited edition, number 658 of 1,000 copies, the binding designed by filmmaker and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood. To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Penguin Classics the firm commissioned five prominent artists to design bindings for limited runs of influential books previously published in the series. Tender is the Night was first... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 134833
NERUDA, Pablo. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
London : 1966First English-language edition of Neruda's masterpiece, the publisher's copy signed for him by the poet on the front free endpaper, "Pablo Neruda, 1970", with the bookplate of Tom Maschler to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132730
(AVIATION.) AERO CLUB OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. Rules, Bye-Laws, and List of Members
1905Very scarce survival from the early days of aviation, not on Copac or OCLC; included here are "Bye-Laws for Balloon Ascents" and a list of the 110 members of the club, most notably Major B. Baden-Powell, who wrote extensively on aviation matters (including Ballooning as a Sport, 1907), Charles Rolls, of Rolls-Royce, J. T. C. Moore-Brabazon, "the first... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130751
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de Monsieur Turgot
London : 1786One of four printings of 1786, Gerits's edition D, with no Avis de l'éditeur and no errata, and the misprints corrected: "Contrary to what is suggested by the title, this book was not a biography but rather an exposé of Turgot's educational, political, and economic ideas" (Gerits).
This work, together with Dupont de Nemours's biography, is the... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 83882
BEVERIDGE, Lord. Voluntary Action. A Report on Methods of Social Advance.
London : 1948First edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. "His book Voluntary Action (1948) was a passionate defence of the role of the voluntary sector in provision of social welfareand it was also, perhaps, an admission of doubt about the increasing bureaucratization of welfare that his own ideas on social policy had done much to bring about" (ODNB).... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141865
THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.
Norwalk, CT : 1994First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was first published by Harper Collins in 1993, with this "Collector's Edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author and handsomely bound in leather, published the subsequent year.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141882
BEVERIDGE, William H. Full Employment in a Free Society.
London : 1944First edition, first impression, in the scarce jacket. "This volume is a sequel to the famous Beveridge Report. One of the assumptions of the Report was that mass-unemployment was avoidable. The present volume sets out, in the form of a second Report, a proposal by which this end can be achieved without the sacrifice of any of the essential liberties... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141906
HUTCHISON, Graham Seton. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:
Woking : 1944First and limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and specially bound; inevitably extremely uncommon and represented but thinly among institutional libraries; with an additional presentation inscription on the front free endpaper from the author to his son, "James Graham Pinney Hutchison from Dad, Christmas 1944"; the recipient... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141743
RUSSELL, Henry, & William Gattie. The Ruin of the Soudan: Cause, Effect and Remedy.
London : 1892First and sole edition of this handsome, decidedly uncommon, and important account of the Mahdist War, also known as the Sudan Campaign, offering a valuable military and economic overview. Henry Russell, a special correspondent with the Daily News and Daily Telegraph, and by his own admission "well acquainted with colloquial Arabic", was ideally placed... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141761
(CLAXTON, William.) BRUNNER, Peter, & Johannes Kunz. Jazz!
[Vienna] : 1992First edition, first printing, presentation copy signed by both authors and inscribed on the title page to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) "Keep Swinging". William Claxton (1927-2008) became one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene, with his sensitive images of artists such as Count Basie, John Coltrane,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 141787
RAND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged.
New York : 1957First edition, first printing of Rand's fourth novel, uncommon in such nice condition. The philosophical movement launched by Rand with Atlas Shrugged had a profound and lasting impact on American culture with the novel named by a 1991 Library of Congress survey as the most influential book for a majority of Americans, second only to the Bible.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 141799
FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
London : 1963First edition, first impression. This is the eleventh book in the James Bond series, featuring a reappearance of Blofeld and SPECTRE. It was adapted for film in 1969, featuring George Lazenby. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 141808
SIMIAND, Francois. Les Fluctuations économiques à longue période et la crise mondiale.
Paris : 1932First edition, first printing. The leading economist of the Année sociologique school, known for applying a rigorous statistical basis for his models and predictions, Simiand here interprets the ongoing worldwide economic crash as part of his model of long-term economic cycles. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 141859
LOZANO, Lee. Lozano Tools.
New York : 2011First edition thus, first printing, one of 500 only. A selection of Lozano's drawings from 1963-1964, with a text by Sabine Folie. Lozano has been described as one of the least known great artists of the New York scene of the 1960s and early 1970s. Her work was a radical, sexual, provocative body of work in a male-dominated art world. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141611
(MAURITIUS.) TEMPLE, Robert. Eight Views of the Mauritius, comprising the Positions of the British Army,
London : 1813First and sole edition of this superb and extremely scarce visual record of the British capture of Mauritius in 1810. The aquatinting is by the accomplished Scottish engraver John Heaviside Clark - also known as "Waterloo Clark" for his sketches made in the immediate aftermath of the battle from on-the-spot drawings by Robert Temple, serving with the... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 141697
(HEFNER, Hugh.) HANLEY, Jack. Let's Make Mary: Being a Gentleman's Guide to Scientific Seduction in Eight Easy Lessons.
New York : 1937The copy of the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with a laid-in handwritten note on Playboy Mansion West stationary from Shel Silverstein: "Hef - found this - thought you'd like it - then the vague remembrance hit me - that I may have seen it - years ago - in your apt on Superior - oh well - love Shel". Playboy's offices were located at 11 East Superior... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141725
MILNE, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, one of 3,000 copies bound in red, blue or green leather by Burn. Winnie-the-Pooh was an immediate success and garnered even more enthusiastic reviews than its predecessor, with one critic writing that "When the real Christopher Robin is a little old man, children will find him waiting for them.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141736
VAN DE VELDE, Charles William Meredith. Narrative of a Journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852.
Edinburgh and London : 1854First and only contemporary edition of this uncommon narrative, described recently as comprising "detailed accounts, some of them canted by a desire to identify places named in Scripture, but balanced by an interest in ruins and antiquities, and frequent reference to earlier travelers" (Michael Greenhalgh, Syria's Monuments: Their Survival and Destruction,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141373
SKINNER, Robert T. In the Cévennes Without a Donkey.
Edinburgh : 1926First and limited edition, one of 100 copies printed for private circulation; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Mr John Russell from Robt. T. Skinner, 22nd September, 1926". Skinner (1867-1946), an Aberdonian, taught mathematics at George Watson's, Edinburgh, and Donaldson's, Linlithgow. His book details two... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141458
ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
London : 1604First edition in English of "the most convincing, detailed, and reliable account" of the Americas at this time, in a notably attractive contemporary binding (Hill). While this influential work is well-held institutionally it is scarce in commerce, and especially so in a contemporary binding, with only five such copies appearing at auction in the last... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141468
(STAGNO, Bruno). Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre; Ken Yeang. Bruno Stagno: An Architect in the Tropics.
Ampang, Malaysia : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "To Rod, with great pleasure, Bruno Stagno, Beijing 99". Excellent monograph on the work of the prize-winning Costa Rican architect and pioneer of tropical architecture. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141484
VERTRAY, Jean-Baptiste, & G. L. B. Killick. The French Army in Egypt, 1798-1801.
London : First and sole contemporary edition, remarkably uncommon, presented here in a handsome presentation binding. A fascinating and timely pairing of eye witness accounts of the two foreign military excursions in Egypt that framed the century: Napoleon's campaign of 1798-1801 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882; as Killick notes chauvinistically in his preface,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141561
WAITE, Arthur Edward. Belle and the Dragon.
London : 1894First edition, in bright condition, of this uncommonly found allegorical children's fantasy.
The work, set in the mythic land of Ravendale, features lightly disguised versions of Waite and his cohort. In "all his work Waite presented himself as a non-denominational mystic" and he is present here as the character of "the Mystic", depicted at page... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141596
VAIDYA, K. B. The Sailing Vessel Traffic on the West Coast of India and its Future.
Bombay : 1945First and sole edition of this thoroughgoing study, certainly rather scarce in commerce, covering a wealth of topics, including different types of ship, shipbuilding, crewing, chartering, traffic and traffic routes, cargo, rates, insurance and banking, maintenance and earnings, and "sailing vessel vs. steamships"; the seven appendices are devoted to... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141606
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
London : First edition, early state, of this landmark text on nursing; with an interesting medical provenance, being the copy of William Llewelyn Parry-Jones (1935-1997), clinician, teacher, and distinguished historian of psychiatry, considered a leading authority on the consequences of traumatic experience on young people and the history of eating disorders.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140092
SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville.
[84 Park Street : March-May 1841?]Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville (attributed so by Bennett), sister-in-law to the radical vegan John Frank Newton. In 1813 Percy Shelley had been close friends with the Boinvilles when married to Harriet Westbrook, and he had also been in love with Harriet Boinville's daughter. Mary's letter to Boinville is full of interest, discussing the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129798
HASKINS, Sam. Original maquette for Five Girls.
New York : 1962An original maquette for the first edition of Haskins's groundbreaking debut, comprising 84 silver gelatin prints, 28 of which are unpublished, from the photographer's estate. Preceding the revered Cowboy Kate by two years, Five Girls is Haskins's important first foray into nude photography and photobook production, introducing the world to his fresh,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 124448
[SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe.] History of a Six Weeks' Tour
London : [November] 1817First edition of Mary Shelley's first book, compiled at Marlowe, where she also finished Frankenstein, which was published on 1 January 1818. It comprises Mary's 81-page journal account of her travels through Europe after her elopement with Percy, accompanied by her stepsister Claire Clairmont, from July to September 1814. To this she added... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 125127
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The fine jacket design is by Elmer Hader, known primarily as a children's book illustrator (joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow): apparently Steinbeck was so taken with their... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121682
STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
London : 1885First edition, scarce in the original cloth. Stanley's self-justificatory account of "opening up the Congo" (ODNB) for Leopold II of the Belgians documents one of the most appalling episodes in the European "Scramble for Africa". A work of official propaganda, it stands as a valuable record of the avowed motivations of the colonial enterprise; Stanley... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 119331
CARROLL, Lewis. Rhyme? And Reason?
London : 1883First edition. A remarkable presentation copy inscribed by the author to John Tenniel on the half-title in purple ink: "J. Tenniel, with sincere regards from the Author. Dec. 7/83." Never a close personal friend of the author, Tenniel famously refused further commissions from Dodgson after Through the Looking-Glass, but out of respect Dodgson kept him... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 108890
[POTTER, Beatrix.] HEELIS, Beatrix. The Fairy Caravan.
[Ambleside : 1929First edition, UK issue, number 26 of 100 copies only. Presentation copy, inscribed by Potter on the front free endpaper, "To Mr & Mrs Wright of Graythwaite - in affectionate remembrance - from Beatrix Heelis. June. 10th 1930." A touching presentation copy, together with an autograph letter from Potter to the Wrights laid-in, consoling them on the loss... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 109175
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Continuing the tradition. To John H. Lyon, go to hell! John Steinbeck". The recipient was Professor John Henry Hobart Lyon (1876-1961), an English professor at Columbia University. "Great names usually come in clusters, for one creative scholar attracts others... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 98526
[CLELAND, John.] Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.
London : 1781Extremely rare early edition of Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, "the first original English prose pornography, and the first to break away from the dialogue form into the style of the novel" (Foxon, Libertine Literature in England, 1660-1745). First published under the same imprint in an edition dated 1749, the imprint is fictitious,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 86257
WELLS, H. G. The War in the Air
London : 1908First edition, first impression. With Wells's fine contemporary presentation inscription to the half title page, "W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician. Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 49561
THOMAS, Dylan. Poems.
New York : 1971First US edition, first printing, inscribed by Daniel Jones, the editor of this volume and a close friend of Dylan Thomas since childhood, on the front pastedown to his wife, "To Irene, with love from Dan. 23rd November 1971", and accompanied by an autograph letter signed from Edith Sitwell to Jones, discussing Erich Fried's German translation of Under... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140659
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1984.A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1984. The year 1984 saw the birth of Prince Harry, the start of the Miners' Strike and Thatcher's survival of the Brighton bomb. Comprising the cards of:
i) Prince Charles and Princess Diana: inscribed by Charles "To you both from Charles and Diana's... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 123708
EGERTON, William, first Baron Egerton, of Tatton Park. [Title from binding:] Portraits of Celebrated Persons.
[c. 1853]Highly appealing exemplar of a mid-nineteenth century portrait album, assembled with discernment and a great deal of care by William Egerton, first Baron Egerton of Tatton (1806-1883), carrying in each volume his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso and fine armorial bookplate to volume I (the Egerton arms impaled with those of Loftus,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118091
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales.
London : 1913First Riccardi Press edition, number 196 of 500 copies printed on Riccardi paper, deluxe issue bound in limp vellum, and each volume with its original dust jacket and slipcase. The Riccardi Press Chaucer is a most handsome production, attractively illustrated by William Russell Flint, and is among the most desirable productions of the press.
The... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141456
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed,
London : [1550?]Fourth collected edition, one of four variants each with a different publisher's name in the colophon: the others were Richard Kele, Thomas Petit, and Robert Toye. Pforzheimer notes that, to judge from the relative numbers of extant copies, it is probable that they shared equally in the edition.
The woodcuts of the pilgrims that had first been printed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141347
(INDIA; PUNJAB.) General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
Lahore : 1854First Lahore edition, rare; a Calcutta edition was published in the preceding year. Following the Second Sikh War (1848-49) the Punjab was officially annexed by the East India Company and this highly-detailed volume was the first of a series of reports published by the Punjab Government, forming an important primary source for the history of the region... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141013
(SHEPARD, Ernest H.) "So he sat down on the stone in the middle of the stream, and sang another verse of his song, while he wondered what to do".
E. H. Shepard's original drawing for the first edition of The House at Pooh Corner, signed by him lower left and with his ownership inscription on the verso, "Ernest H. Shepard Shamley Green Guildford". The drawing was used in the opening scene of chapter 4 on p. 55 "in which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb trees", with Winnie-the-Pooh depicted... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 140785
GIBSON, Ralph. Nude.
Cologne : 2009First 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
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Hebrew Melodies; [bound after:] Lara, a Tale.
London : 1815First edition, first issue of Hebrew Melodies, marking the first appearance in print of "She Walks in Beauty", among the most famous poems in the English language. Hebrew Melodies is bound after the fifth edition of Lara, which was first published in 1814. John Murray published Byron's poems in a uniform size, and it was common for contemporary owners... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131641
(INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY.) DESAI, Bhulabhai J. I.N.A. Defence.
Bombay & Delhi : 1946 & [1945?]Two contemporary publications of the address delivered by Desai in defence of the members of the Indian National Army on trial for treason, both produced around the same time (December 1945-January 1946). Scarce, the Congress Publication Board edition shows only one location on Copac (BL), the INA defence committee edition shows three.
In October... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129778