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JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132087
JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
Boston : 1875First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "To Cousin Helen - From her affectionate, Henry James, Jr." and with the pencilled inscription of her father, James's uncle, James Walsh Jr. The recipient was Helen Rodgers Wyckoff Perkins (1807-1887), an elder relative known to the James family as Cousin Helen... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 132096
JAMES, Henry. The Europeans.
Boston : 1879First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law on the first blank, "Caroline C. James, from Henry James Jr." Caroline "Carrie" James (1851-1931) was the daughter of the prominent Milwaukee businessman Joseph Cary; she married Henry James's younger brother, Wilky, in 1873. The American edition... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 132090
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".
Provenance:... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 70986
JAMES, Henry. The Sacred Fount.
London : 1901First UK edition, first impression, with the second issue ads dated August 1911. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For the unknown friend, Henry James, Nov. 1911". The Sacred Fount sold poorly at its original publication, but, encouraged by the success of The Outcry in 1911, the publisher bound and sold the remaining sheets of the... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 68222
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1904First US edition, second printing (dated a year after the first), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mary Jameson Judah in remembrance of March 16th and 17th 1905. Henry James".
Mary Jameson Judah (1851-1930) was an accomplished hostess, giving dinners with monumental menus in both Memphis - where her... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131659
JAMES, Henry. Confidence.
1880First edition, published 10 December 1879 in an edition of only 500 copies. James had become dissatisfied with Macmillan and offered Chatto and Windus "a short novel" in exchange for "a royalty & a certain sum of money down". James made sure of copyright in England by seeing that this was published first, anticipating the 1,500 copies published at Boston... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 70998
JAMES, Henry. Daisy Miller: A Study.
London : 1879First UK edition of one of James's scarcest and most desirable titles, one of 500 copies. The first two impressions are indistinguishable: it was first published on 15 February 1879 in a print run of 250 copies, with a second impression of 250 copies following in March, lacking any imprint to distinguish it from the first issue. Rare, with just two... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125130
JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
Boston : 1875First edition, first printing, first binding state, with the imprint "Osgood & Co" (without a full stop after the last "o") at the foot of the spine. According to Edel & Laurence, the first printing consisted of 1,500 copies. Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 91751
JAMES, Henry. Roderick Hudson.
London : 1879First English edition of James's début novel, published 11 June 1879, in an edition of 500 copies. James began the first novel he would acknowledge in Florence in spring 1874. It was serialized in Howells's Atlantic, then published in book form at Boston, November 1875, in an edition of 1,500 copies. It was thoroughly revised by James (removing, among... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 72312
JAMES, Henry. The Two Magics.
London : 1898First edition, first impression, in the first issue iris-blocked binding. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book-form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language, following its serialized appearance in Collier's Weekly magazine (27 January 16 April 1898). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147007
JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
Boston : 1875First edition, first printing, first binding state, with the imprint "Osgood & Co" (without a full stop after the last "o") at the foot of the spine. According to Edel & Laurence, the first printing consisted of 1,500 copies. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117877
JAMES, Henry. The Novels and Tales.
New York : 1907The New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of James's works. Complete as originally published in 1907 with 24 volumes, together with the two pendent volumes separately issued in 1917. Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 138043
JAMES, Henry (his copy); Jules Lemaitre. Chateaubriand.
Paris : 1912First edition, Henry James's copy given to him by his friend Edith Wharton, with James's inscription on the half-title "Henry James from E.W. May, 1912"; a superb association copy between two great novelists and longstanding friends, both of whom shared a profound relationship to Paris and French literature. James appears to have read this copy thoroughly,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142134
MILLER, Henry. Un Etre Etoilique. [A Starlike Being.]
[Paris : First edition of Miller's 7,000 word essay in praise of Anais Nin, an offprint from The Criterion vol XVII no. 66, this a presentation copy inscribed by Miller on the front wrapper verso, "To James F. O'Roark, from Henry Miller, 2/18/79". Dr James F. O'Roark was a Santa Barbara eye doctor, and a notable Henry Miller collector. Copies of this offprint... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 96007
JAMES, William. The Principles of Psychology.
New York : 1890First edition, second printing, of the American philosopher and psychologist's most influential work and "the foundation of the American school of experimental psychology" (Garrison-Morton).
Influenced by his European counterpart and contemporary Wilhelm Wundt, William James (1842-1910) viewed psychology as an experimental science based on physiology:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144964
JAMES, William. Memories and Studies.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of this posthumous collection of the American philosopher and psychologist's speeches and essays, most notably "The Moral Equivalent of War", which was first published here in book form.
His son, Henry James Jr., provides the preface: "Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145957
WOTTON, Sir Henry. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.
London : 1641First edition. "These notices of Wotton's two chief Patrons are his most valuable contribution to the History of his own Times" (Hannah, p. xvii).
The author and diplomat Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) entered, in 1594, the service of Robert Devereux (1565-1601), second Earl of Essex, as his agent and secretary, supplying intelligence of affairs... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140752
CAREY, Henry. Cupid and Hymen:
[London] : 1748A rare early edition, the fifth, in contemporary sheep of this uncommon allegorical fantasy about the isles of Love and Marriage in which the reader is given a description of these islands and what to expect when venturing there, which was first published in 1742.
Henry (Harry) Carey (1687-1743) was a poet and songwriter best-known today for... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 144893
LIGHT, Henry. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.
London : 1818First and sole edition. Sir Henry Light (1783-1870), later governor of British Guiana (1838-48), was a captain with the Royal Artillery stationed at Malta when, in 1814, he "obtained leave to travel in the countries he describes" (preface).
Continuing in the third person, Light remarks that "curiosity and amusement were his object: he kept a... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140585
RAYNE, Henry. The Ivory Raiders.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, of this surprisingly scarce and colourful memoir of service in "that wild district to the north-west of Kenya Colony bordering on the western shores of Lake Rudolf, and separated from Abyssinia (on the map) by a strip of Soudan territory" (introduction). Importantly, it gives the British view of the campaign against... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143153
MERCIER, Henry James, & William Gallop. Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides during her Cruise in the Pacific By a Fore-Top-Man.
Philadelphia : 1841First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the original cloth. Mercier shipped aboard the "Constitution" on her 1839 cruise to the Pacific coast of South America. "This lively, well-written narrative presents a detailed view of life before the mast, both the daily details and the unusual moments, including the effects of running out of whiskey (cologne... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 121255
HANSON, James, Captain. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.
London : 1820First and only edition of this engaging and highly elusive account. Hanson, described on the title page as "Late Assistant Quarter-Master-General with the Field Army of the Madras Establishment", acted as ADC to Sir Miles Nightingall, commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, on his return home from India in 1819.
The party sailed on the East Indiaman... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124141
[WHITE, James, & Charles Lamb.] Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and his friends;
London : 1796First edition. The author James White (1775-1820) was a friend of Charles Lamb from their schooldays at Christ's Hospital. He so enjoyed Shakespeare's Henry IV, to which he was introduced by Lamb, that he developed an impersonation of Falstaff good enough to rouse the jealousy of professional actors and for which, according to another school fellow... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130600
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Island Nights' Entertainments.
London : 1893First UK edition, first impression with the price facing the half title altered in ink; originally published in the US five days earlier.
This copy is from the library of Percy Lubbock (1879-1965), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso, stating "Eton, May 1895". He was a King's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144431
WHARTON, Edith. Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort.
New York : 1915First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "G.R., E.W. Dec. 21 1915". The recipient, Georges Rodier, was the administrator of the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, a charitable organisation devoted to helping wounded servicemen. He was a friend of Henry James, and met Wharton when they were both in... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 88145
STEVENSON, Robert Louis, & Lloyd Osbourne. The Wrecker.
London : 1892First edition, first impression, of Stevenson's comedy of manners, the first of two novels set in the South Seas and written in collaboration with his stepson, the second being The Ebb-Tide (1894). "As for The Wrecker, it 's a machine, you know - don't expect aught else - a machine, and a police machine; but I believe the end is one of the most genuine... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 90218
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and the Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh,
Calcutta : 1834First and only contemporary edition of this highly authentic account, based on probably the most accurate first-hand report on the life and times of Ranjit Singh. The portrait of the maharajah was taken from the life by a noted Indian portraitist and engraved by the Indian master-engraver of the Calcutta mint. Extremely uncommon on the market, no auction... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 139506
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. H. G. Wells.
London & New York : 1913Coburn's book of portraits "Men of Mark" (followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, William Butler Yeats etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 100386
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark.
London & New York : 1913First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 78011
MASON, George Henry; ALEXANDER, William; DALVIMART, Octavien; PYNE, William Henry; D'OYLY, Charles & Thomas Williamson. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India
London : 1800; 1801; 1803; 1804; 1804; c.1824"A most important series of books on costume" (Hardie, p. 151), this a particularly choice set - presented here in stylish period morocco bindings - of these famous colour plate books, issued by two of the most fashionable publishers of the era, William Miller and Edward Orme.
The Costume of China has plates by the accomplished stipple engraver... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 145507
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. J. M. Barrie.
London : 1909Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). J. M. Barrie titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark". Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 79862
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. G. K. Chesterton.
London : 1904Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). G. K. Chesterton titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark".
Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 79850
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Theodore Roosevelt.
London : 1907Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). Theodore Roosevelt titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Printed on slightly heavier paper and tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark".
Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 79851
BEERBOHM, Max. Original portrait caricature of George Moore.
1896Original pencil and watercolour caricature by Beerbohm, signed "Max" at center and titled "Mr George Moore" lower right. Hart-Davis 1044.
1896 was a banner year for artist, author, and aesthete Max Beerbohm. His boldly titled book The Works of Max Beerbohm was published (opening with his influential essay "Dandies and Dandies"), and his first... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 134481
DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
London : 1845A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.
The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143142