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(COMPANY OF STATIONERS.) The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; an Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1805:
London : 1805First edition, containing seven different almanacs published by the Company for the year 1805. The Gentleman's Diary by Gregory Olinthus; The Ladies' Diary by Charles Hutton; Vox Stellarum by Francis Moore; Merlinus Liberatus by John Partridge; Old Poor Robin; Speculum Anni by Henry Season; An Almanack by Tycho Wing; and The Celestial Atlas by Robert... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 116897
LINKLATER, Eric. Sealskin Trousers and Other Stories.
1947First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the poet Cecil Day-Lewis on the front free endpaper, "To Cecil Day Lewis with all good wishes from Eric Linklater". Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 68803
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
JARDINE, William (Editor). The Naturalist's Library.
Edinburgh : [c.1850]Three volumes only of William Jardine's beautifully illustrated overview of the animal kingdom, here comprising three of the four books on birds. The series proved highly popular, with several reprints over the 19th century. "The Naturalist's Library was a tribute to a skilful printer who employed the latest technology to produce the volumes cheaply;... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123654
CALVINO, Italo. The Silent Mr. Palomar.
New York : 1981First edition, one of 250 copies, signed by Calvino, printed on handmade paper and finely bound (the colophon says by Tapley-Rutter, but a laid-in errata slip corrects this to A. Horowitz & Son). This copy was presented by the publisher William Targ to the writer John Barth (b. 1930), with Barth's ownership inscription to the half-title and a typed... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139389
[BACON, Mary Ann.] The Legend of St. Bernard.
Norwich : First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Howlett from her affectionate friend MAB". We can trace ten copies in institutions worldwide, just one of those a presentation copy, inscribed from the author's father (see below).
The little-known British poet Mary Ann Bacon (fl. 1839-1870, d. 1875) was born into a... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136220
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
COOPER, Lady Diana. The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep.
London : 1958-60First editions, the first volume a second impression the others firsts, of this highly successful autobiographical trilogy covering the extraordinary life of actress, society hostess, and eternally Bright Thing, Lady Diana Cooper, "the only really glamorous woman in the world". This set inscribed in each volume to Stanley Hall, "wigmaker and make-up... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 136001