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  1. 148828comp
    FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. A Time to Keep Silence.

    London : 1957

    First trade edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Romain Gary, with many greetings from the author, Patrick Leigh Fermor. London, Feb. 1958". This is a great association copy.

    The recipient, Romain Gary (1914-1980) was a French novelist, diplomat, film director, and World War II aviator of Jewish... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148828

  2. 148938comp
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page, and with the ticket for the signing at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford loosely inserted, alongside a newspaper clipping reporting on the event (200 students protested outside the venue). The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 148938

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    OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyat.

    London : [1911]

    First edition thus, number 354 of 550 copies signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe and printed on handmade paper (a further 25 were printed on japon), in a striking binding by Bayntun-Riviere, one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát.

    The prestigious London bindery Sangorski and Sutcliffe made a speciality of fabulous bindings.... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 148466

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    FLEMING, Ian - CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand. Death on the Instalment Plan.

    Lonodn : 1938

    First edition in English, first impression, Ian Fleming's copy with his ownership to the front endpaper "Ian Fleming, London 1939," penned the year he was recruited to naval intelligence, a formative experience which prompted his Bond novels.

    This association is not obvious given the apparent contrast in the outlook and work of the two writers... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 148733

  5. 148429
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. Author's Edition.

    London : 1903 [1917]

    Signed limited edition, number 572 of 1,000 sets signed by the author in the first volume. The Author's Edition was a joint publication, consisting of 12 volumes published in England by Smith, Elder & Co. and 13 volumes published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co. Only the first 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder; the remaining 490 were reissued by John... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 148429

  6. Letters to a Young Woman.
    RILKE, Rainer Maria & K. W. Maurer (trans.) Letters to a Young Woman.

    London : [1945]

    First edition, first impression, inscribed "from KW. M. Jan, 1946" on the title page. A manuscript note laid-in loose states that this was "Sent by K. Maurer with request to forward with his good wishes. Evelyn Cottage, Lakes Lane Beacnsfie Beaconsfield". This title is arranged in much the same way as Maurer's earlier translation of Letters to a Young... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142523

  7. Findings.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Findings.

    [Browerville] : 1992

    First edition, softcover issue, one of 476 copies only, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "For Denise Levertov in loving admiration, from Ursula Le Guin. December '92". This is a great feminist association copy.

    The recipient was the British-American poet about which Le Guin famously wrote in 1985 "Denise Levertov 's mastery -- more... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148854

  8. Saint Joan Of Arc.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Saint Joan Of Arc.

    London : 1936

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 20 unnumbered copies signed by the author and not for sale; the signed limited issue, comprising 120 copies in total, was bound in cream cloth, rather than the orange cloth used for the trade issue.

    This copy has an appealing provenance, from the library of Kenneth Rae, a director of Cobden-Sanderson,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 145972

  9. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.
    LAVEY, Anton Szandor. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the historian Gottfried Kerscher, "To Gottfried Kerscher, and a bright future - Rege Satanas, Anton Szandor LaVey", the tip of the y stylised with a forked tail. Works signed by LaVey are notably uncommon in the market.

    Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143038

  10. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
    THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.

    London : [c.1803-1871]

    A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 128644

  11. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
    SCOTT, Walter - REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,

    Lyon : 1595

    Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 123052

  12. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
    CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

    1940s-1980s]

    Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 65880

  13. The Coming Victory of Democracy.
    MANN, Thomas. The Coming Victory of Democracy.

    New York : 1938

    First editions, first and second printings, both signed by Thomas Mann on the front free endpaper, of these two political essays published at the dawn of the Second World War.

    The Coming Victory of Democracy was a lecture delivered by Mann on a tour during the Spring of 1938, estimated to have been heard by more than 60,000, and "published in... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 149084

  14. Schindler's Ark.
    KENEALLY, Thomas. Schindler's Ark.

    London : 1982

    First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page "Best wishes Tom Keneally".

    Keneally's novel - based on the real story of Oskar Schindler harbouring Jews during the holocaust - was awarded the Booker Prize in 1982, and was adapted into Steven Spielberg's acclaimed Schindler's List in 1993. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 149008

  15. The Satanic Verses.
    RUSHDIE, Salman. The Satanic Verses.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. 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, with the author placed under police protection for several years. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 149011

  16. My Kenya Days.
    THESIGER, Wilfred. My Kenya Days.

    London : 1994

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Thesiger on the title page: "With best wishes, Wilfred Thesiger". My Kenya Days is a postscript to his autobiography, which he dictated because of his failing eyesight, between 1992 and 1993 while staying at Maralal, Kenya.

    "During more than fifty years spent travelling Thesiger (1910-2003) documented... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 149018

  17. Child of Light.
    SPARK, Muriel. Child of Light.

    Hadleigh, Essex : 1951

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies of early park works are uncommonly found, especially so in the jacket.

    Long before Spark published her first novel she wrote a number of literary critical or biographical works including William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, John Masefield and John... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 148857

  18. The Stuffed Owl.
    WYNDHAM-LEWIS, D. B., & Charles Lee. The Stuffed Owl.

    London and Toronto : 1930

    First edition, signed by both editors on the half-title, of this gleefully mischievous anti-anthology, collecting the clangers of English verse from Cowley to Tennyson, illustrated by Beerbohm's highly comic authorial portraits.

    Perhaps no book (not even Strachey's Eminent Victorians) better encapsulates the giddy, juvenile irreverence of the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 148858

  19. Bullets & Billets.
    BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets.

    London : 1917

    First edition thus, limited edition, number 41 of 100 copies only with an original drawing by Bairnsfather. This copy has an interesting provenance with pencilled on the front free endpaper "Keep in memory of Frank Houlton Putnam ('Happy') 51st Canadian Highland Division 1914-1918".

    In February 1930, Putnam's (1892-1930) obituary read "Mr. Putnam... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148880

  20. The Real War.
    NIXON, Richard. The Real War.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Bonnie Swearingen, With deep appreciation for her loyal support & friendship over the years from Richard Nixon 10-15-80".

    Bonnie Swearingen (1933-2020) appeared in various Hollywood films before becoming a Wall Street stockbroker, one of the earliest... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148940

  21. Red Skeletons.
    CROSBY, Harry. Red Skeletons.

    Paris : 1927

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the Belgian author and artist "For Jean Bosschère, from Harry" with a doodle of a black sun; number 345 of 333 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder Zonen, from a total edition of 370 copies.

    Jean de Bosschère (1878-1953) fled Belgium at the start of the First World War and moved... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 148838

  22. [Love Respelt quartet:]
    GRAVES, Robert. [Love Respelt quartet:]

    London & New York : 1965-66-67-69

    First editions, signed limited issues, numbered 70 of 250, 329 of 330, 65 of 386, and 893 of 1000 copies, respectively, and each signed by the author on the limitation page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148839

  23. Solitude. A Poem.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Solitude. A Poem.

    London : 1938

    First trade edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

    A signed limited issue of 100 copies was published on 22 October 1938, simultaneously with this trade edition, but in a vellum-backed binding. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148832

  24. A Far Cry From Kensington.
    SPARK, Muriel. A Far Cry From Kensington.

    London : 1988

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 64 of 150 specially bound copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of British publisher and writer Tom Maschler, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145906

  25. I Me Mine.
    BEATLES - HARRISON, George. I Me Mine.

    Guildford, Surrey : 1980

    Signed limited edition, number 226 of 2,000 copies signed by the author. The publication of I Me and Mine was a watershed moment in the history of the Beatles. "Lennon took offence at being left out of the book altogether. Harrison made an unsuccessful attempt to contact him to discuss this grievance. That December, Lennon was shot dead. Now the Beatles... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 145993

  26. First Journey.
    SPENCER-CHURCHILL, Winston. First Journey.

    London : 1964

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 165 of 260 copies signed and numbered by the author, of which 250 were for sale. Grandson of the wartime Prime Minister, the British Conservative politician Winston Spencer-Churchill was generally referred to as Winston Churchill MP to distinguish him from his grandfather. First Journey, while aided and informed... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 148362

  27. The Philosopher's Pupil.
    MURDOCH, Iris. The Philosopher's Pupil.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142520

  28. Engel, Kif und neue Länder: Roman. [Desolation Angels.]
    KEROUAC, Jack. Engel, Kif und neue Länder: Roman. [Desolation Angels.]

    Darmstadt : 1967

    First German edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ingrid Sampas, from your borhter-in-law, Jack Kerouac, Oct. 10, 1967, Lowell" and with a little doodle of a Halloween pumpkin. This is a great association copy.

    Ingrid was the wife of Sebastian "Sammy" Sampas, whose sister, Stella Sampas, was Kerouac's... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 148984

  29. The Birth of Parsival.
    TREVELYAN, R. C. The Birth of Parsival.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1905

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the first blank "Mrs Reid from Robert C. Trevelyan, Feb. 1905" and with a "From the Author" slip laid in. Although not marked as such, this great copy of the Bloomsburyite's romance poem passed through the hands of renowned book dealer Martin Stone.

    Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148891

  30. The Birth of Parsival.
    TREVELYAN, R. C. The Birth of Parsival.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1905

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endppaer to the uncle of the Peter Pan Boys "Compton Llewelyn Davies, from R.C.T., 3 Dec 1905". This is a great copy of the Bloomsburyite's romance poem.

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    £225.00

    Stock Code: 148892

  31. The Star-Apple Kingdom.
    WALCOTT, Derek. The Star-Apple Kingdom.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the notable collectors and bibliophiles, "To Robert and Marjorie Graff, with thanks, Derek Walcott. March 17, 79". Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148785

  32. Genes, Girls, and Gamow.
    WATSON, James D. Genes, Girls, and Gamow.

    Oxford : 2001

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author 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. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 148873

  33. 148908
    GARRETT, Frank (binder) - GOODWIN, Edith Chester. Household Hints & Recipes.

    Birmingham : [c.1920]

    A beautifully bound notebook for household recipes, left blank, designed by Edith Chester Goodwin, signed by her on the rear free endpaper recto, and bound by the skilled bookbinder Frank Garrett, his gilt binder's stamp to the rear turn-in.

    Frank Garrett was associated with the Birmingham Municipal School of Art and regularly exhibited at arts... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148908

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    HEANEY, Seamus. The Cure at Troy.

    Belfast : 1990

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 338 of 500 copies signed by the author.

    Towards the conclusion of the play is a speech by the Chorus, frequently quoted by Joe Biden ("History say, Don't hope On this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme").... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 148486

  35. Preoccupations.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Preoccupations.

    London : 1980.

    First edition, first impression, of the poet's first collection of prose pieces, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "Seamus Heaney for Dennis Saunders with gratitude for the ride from Folkestone to Canterbury, and every good wish. October 28 1986".

    From the library of Dennis Saunders, one of the poet's long-term friends.... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 148443

  36. Compassion.
    HARDY, Thomas. Compassion.

    Dorchester : 1924

    First separate edition, number 7 of 25 copies, signed by the author at the end of the poem, and initialled by his wife Florence on the limitation leaf.

    Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations, and it was first printed in the society's centenary volume, before appearing in The Times on 16 June... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 147154

  37. Autograph letter on the death of his father.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Autograph letter on the death of his father.

    16 December 1952

    Dylan Thomas writes to the family friend Mary Davies to notify her of the death of his father, which occurred the same day (16 November 1952): "Dear Miss Davies, you will, I know, be very sorry to hear that my father died today. It was a very peaceful death. You will excuse my mother not writing personally to you, at this moment. She is bearing up,... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 146677

  38. Columcille the Scribe.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Columcille the Scribe.

    Dublin : 2004

    Signed limited issue, number 124 of 150 copies signed by the author at the foot of the sheet. Heaney translated this Irish poem, the earliest known version of which is a 16th-century copy held at the Bodleian Library, to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy on 9 June 1997, which he then presented to the Academy on vellum in... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145994

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    HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney Praises the Trees.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, number 41 of 110 copies only, additionally signed by the author on the title page; scarce, especially so signed and in such fine condition. Sweeney Praises the Trees is an early version of part of his modern English translation of the ancient Irish Buile Shuibhne, preceding his complete translation, published in 1983 as Sweeney Astray.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142601

  40. Hailstones.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Hailstones.

    Dublin : 1984

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 unnumbered cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page; here additionally inscribed by Heaney "Mary - fine girl y'are! Seamus" under his signature. The recipient was Heaney's friend Mary Conley Downe.

    Downe founded, with her husband Edward, the Irish Clifden Arts Festival, now the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142605

  41. Poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. Poems.

    New York : 1934

    First US edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "Bill Gray with love from Wystan", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with major literary figures such as Auden and T. S. Eliot, and... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147383

  42. Journey to a War.
    AUDEN, W. H., & Christopher Isherwood. Journey to a War.

    New York : 1939

    First US edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by Auden using his first name reserved for friends on the title page, "for Bill Gray with best wishes from Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with major literary figures such as Auden and T.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147384

  43. Spain.
    AUDEN, W. H. Spain.

    London : 1937

    First edition, second impression, signed by the author on the title page, his printed name struck through.

    This title was written after Auden's visit to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, a troubling experience that left him morally ambivalent towards the Republican cause. He published this supportive poem on his return, however, to defend the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 146828

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    AUDEN, W. H. The Collected Poetry.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, third printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends, "Bill Gray with best wishes Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through. Auden has written "1927-1944" under the title, reflecting his original (rejected) wish that, "as to the title, I want Poems 1928-1945. The word Collected suggests finality... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146839

  45. City Without Walls and Other Poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. City Without Walls and Other Poems.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author the year after publication using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "For Patrick Garland. With best wishes, from Wystan Auden June. 1970", his printed name struck through. Garland (1935-2013) was a writer, actor, and director.

    Loosely inserted is a newspaper... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 147003

  46. L'Ève future.
    VILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAM, August, Comte de. L'Ève future.

    Paris : 1886

    First edition, inscribed on the half-title "A Edmond de Goncourt. Hommage de son admirateur, Villiers de l'Isle Adam". This is a superb association copy, with a distinguished provenance, of this very scarce and highly unusual symbolist science fiction novel, which popularised the word and concept of the "android".

    The recipient was the man of... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 147107

  47. The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays.
    AUDEN, W. H. The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays.

    New York : 1968

    First paperback edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through. The Dyer's Hand was first published in 1962, and Auden gave many of these essays as lectures in Oxford while serving as the Professor of Poetry.

    The recipient... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 147257

  48. For the Time Being.
    AUDEN, W. H. For the Time Being.

    London : 1958

    First UK edition, fifth impression, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through. This volume comprises the long poems For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio and The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest.

    The recipient... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 147263

  49. A Selection by the Author.
    AUDEN, W. H. A Selection by the Author.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient was Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993); his ownership inscription is on the half-title of this copy. Gray fostered friendships with... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147380

  50. The Blossom or Billy the Kid.
    MCCLURE, Michael. The Blossom or Billy the Kid.

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin : [1967]

    Limited edition, number 294 of 500 copies, this copy additionally inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Douglas Blazek, Michael", and with a constellation of letters across the page by McClure. This is a nice literary association: the recipient was a Polish poet and founder of the Mimeo Revolution.

    First published in 1964, this is the... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146137

  51. My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great Contemporaries, Step by Step.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great Contemporaries, Step by Step.

    London : 1947

    A presentation set to his pilot, inscribed by the author on the initial blank of My Early Life "To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill 1948", signed on the initial blank of Thoughts and Adventures, and initialled in the following two volumes.

    Powell recounts the story of the volumes in his memoirs: "In my Ferry Command days my job... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 138000

  52. Keeping Faith.
    CARTER, Jimmy. Keeping Faith.

    New York : 1982

    First edition, first printing, of Jimmy Carter's presidential memoirs, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Best wishes to Dr Saeed Farhat - Jimmy Carter". Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148646

  53. Talking Peace.
    CARTER, Jimmy. Talking Peace.

    New York : 1993

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Best wishes to Dr Saeed Farhat - Jimmy Carter". In Talking Peace, Carter outlines the reasons for global conflict and the possibility of peace. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 148647

  54. About the House.
    AUDEN, W. H. About the House.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "Bill Gray with best wishes Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with major literary figures such as Auden and T. S. Eliot,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146830

  55. The Magic Flute.
    AUDEN, W. H., & Chester Kallman. The Magic Flute.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, his printed name struck through. Auden and Kallman's translation of the libretto to Mozart's opera The Magic Flute was published during the anniversary of two hundred years since Mozart's birth. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146842

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    AUDEN, W. H. Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957.

    New York : 1968

    First US edition, second printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends, "For Bill with love from Wystan. Feb. 1970", his printed name struck through. Auden has also annotated this copy with a missing line on p. 27 in the poem "Easy Knowledge".

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993)... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146844

  57. City Without Walls and Other Poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. City Without Walls and Other Poems.

    New York : 1969

    First US edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill Gray with love from Wystan. Feb 1970".

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with major literary figures such as Auden and T. S. Eliot, and on one occasion met... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 146846

  58. Lake George to Burlington: Two American Travel Sketches.
    TRAGARA PRESS: JAMES, Henry. Lake George to Burlington: Two American Travel Sketches.

    Edinburgh : 1981

    Limited issue, one of four proof copies aside from the edition of 120, inscribed as such by the printer Alan Anderson on the limitation page.

    While living with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts between 1870 and 1872, Henry James wrote six travel sketches of America and Canada for the Nation. Four of them were reprinted in Portraits of Places... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146007

  59. Every Picture You Need is in the Hulton Picture Library.
    HULTON PICTURE LIBRARY. Every Picture You Need is in the Hulton Picture Library.

    London : [1957]

    A brochure of photographs held at the Hulton Picture Library, arranging them into categories such as "Beautiful Britain", "Today and Tomorrow", and "Cheesecake and Charm". The archive held five million pictures "from every part of the earth, for every activity of man; much that is famous, much that is fresh and unpublished" (p. 1).

    Sir Edward... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146050

  60. A Little Fishing Book.
    CUALA PRESS: HARMSWORTH, Cecil. A Little Fishing Book.

    Dublin : 1930

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to a fellow Liberal politician: "Hubert Carr-Gomm, with kindest regards, from Cecil Harmsworth July 1931", accompanied by an autograph letter signed from the author to Carr-Gomm, dated 10 July 1931. He writes, "My dear Hubert, While I think of it, here is... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146003

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