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LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild.
New York : 1903First edition of this classic of childhood literature, set in the Klondike Gold Rush and inspired by Egerton Ryerson Young's book My Dogs in the Northland, published the previous year. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135747
JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
JACK THE RIPPER. The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:
London : 1888Half-yearly volume of this popular illustrated paper covering the period of the "Autumn of Terror". Contains nine pieces of relevance: the first notice of the killings is on September 29, "Coroners' Inquests and the Detection of Crime, In the case of the late horrifying murders in Whitechapel, some persons have alleged that the Coroner's Court exceeded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121358
JACK THE RIPPER. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume XCV.
London : 1888Bound volume of 'Punch' magazine from July 7, 1888 to December 29, 1888, during the Jack the Ripper murders, which includes the famous illustrations subsequently used in many other publications, namely : "The Nemesis of Neglect"; "Blindman's Buff"; "Horrible London"; and "Whitechapel 1888", also "Extremes Meet (Sir Edmund and Sir Charles)". Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143393
JACK THE RIPPER. - LOWNDES, Marie Belloc. The Lodger.
Leipzig : 1913First Tauchnitz edition, published in the same year as the London and New York editions. Presentation copy from the author to fellow novelist A. S. M. Hutchinson, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "A. S. M. Hutchinson, with the kind thoughts of the writer, Marie Belloc Lowndes". Arthur Stewart-Menteth Hutchinson (1879-1971) was editor of The Daily... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120449
JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte. The Works.
c.1899Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824-91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 61558
HOOKER, Sir William Jackson, & John Charles Lyons. A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
London : 1849First edition, from the Knowsley library of the Earl of Derby, with his armorial bookplate, and the shelf mark of the Back Library at Knowsley noted on the front free endpaper verso; also annotated at the head of the half-title "from Boone April 15th 1849" (just shaved by the binder) - almost certainly a reference to the London booksellers/publishers... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 118950
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Jack Sheppard.
London : 1839First edition of one of the most popular and polarising "Newgate" novels, accompanied by some of Cruikshank's best illustrative work. "Praised for its vivid writing, especially its depiction of a storm on the Thames and its account of Jack Sheppard's escape from Newgate prison, the novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118496
FLAHERTY, Robert. The Captain's Chair.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Jack Beddington via John Grierson -horn blower and then some! With all good wishes, Cafe Royal, London, August 7 - 1938". An excellent association linking one of the pioneers of documentary film with one of its most notable patrons. The author, Robert Flaherty, is best known... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 75728
GENTHE, Arnold. As I Remember.
New York : 1936First trade edition, a limited edition appeared in the same year. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Alice Page Converse, with love and best wishes, from her old Plumber friend, Arnold Genthe, New York 1936". Also tipped-in is a typed letter signed from the publishers to Alice Converse. A marvellous selection... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 97964
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as the Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
GHAMBASHIDZE, D. Mineral Resources of Georgia and Caucasia.
1919First edition. Ghambashidze was a Georgian mining engineer who had been secretary of the Anglo-Russian Chamber of Commerce in London, and who, using his influential British connections, was instrumental in obtaining the recognition of an Independent Georgia at the Paris Peace Conference. He was a delegate of the short-lived Georgian Government (1918-21)... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 45396
SCHIELE, Egon - KALLIR, Jane. Egon Schiele: The Complete Works. Including a Biography and a Catalogue Raisonné.
New York : 1990First edition, first impression. Published simultaneously in London, New York, Milan, Amsterdam and Madrid. Comprising paintings, drawings and watercolours, sketchbooks, graphics and sculptures. One of the limited number of copies in the red jacket made specially available to the clientele of Venator and Hanstein in Cologne. From the library of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142662
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. New York.
London & New York : First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket: a remarkable survival, we have traced just two copies at auction since 1975. Coburn's New York is one of the cornerstone photobooks of the 20th century and considerably more scarce than the photographer's groundbreaking sister publication, London, put out in the same format in 1909. "Of the... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 114434
WEIWEI, Ai. Green.
London : 2015A unique copy from an edition of 110. Signed in pencil lower right by Weiwei. The dust jackets for the limited edition of the catalogue of Ai Weiwei's 2015 exhibition at the Royal Academy were individually painted by the artist in one of ten colours: black, white, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, turquoise, lilac, and grey. Using a fully loaded brush,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 133750
ASHTON-WOLFE, H. The Underworld:
London : First edition, first impression. Nine true crimes stories described by the Daily Graphic (and trumpeted proudly on the front of the jacket) as "staggering secrets of the sleuth-hound". Harry Ashton-Wolfe (1861-1959) is described by Andrew Lycett, in his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as "one of Conan Doyle's more colourful friends in the criminological... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 113408
RAVILIOUS, Eric, & J. M. Richards. High Street.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, highly uncommon in the fragile glassine jacket. Published in an edition thought to be of 2,000 copies, High Street was never reprinted, as the original lithograph stones were destroyed during the Blitz when the Curwen Press premises in Plaistow, east London, received two direct hits (reported by Message:... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 123951
ASHTON-WOLFE, H. Crimes of Love and Hate.
Boston & New York : 1928Early edition with the title page headed "The Riverside Library". A collection of eight true crime cases, including the murder of Don Ramon Valdez y Cazal, Orsini the croupier, Latouche the Apache, two chapters on Hanoi Shan (a possible model for Fu Manchu), and Mata Hari. Harry Ashton-Wolfe (1861-1959) is described by Andrew Lycett, in his biography... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 113406
(TAILORING) HEARN, W. Hearn's Rudiments - a pair of contemporary Sammelbands, containing twelve rare Regency pattern-cutting manuals, including Hearn's system complete with variants.
London : 1818-23"Wise is the cutter who prepares for the future by studying both the past and present" (The Practical Cutter and Tailor, December 1900, p.54).
Between them this unmatched pair of volumes - coming from entirely different sources, each with an appealing if enigmatic provenance - offer access to a remarkable, and previously unavailable, record of... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 128991
MACINNES, Colin - WEATHERSON, Alexander (illus.) Dust jacket design for City of Spades.
London, : 1957An original drawing used for the cover design of MacInnes's novel City of Spades. The book is the first in a trilogy known as the London novels based on the nature and cultural importance of youth and black subcultures.
Born in Nottinghamshire, Alexander Weatherson (1930-) finished his art education in London at the Royal Academy Schools and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50270
ADAMS, Bernard. Nothing of Importance.
New York : 1918First US edition, first printing, originally published by Methuen in the UK in 1917. Classic account of "everyday life and work in the trenches from the point of view of a fighting pacifist" (Falls). John Bernard Pye Adams (1890-1916), was a classics scholar educated Malvern and St. John's, Cambridge, who had spent time as assistant to the Educational... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140719
COOK, James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World.
London : 1777First edition. This choice copy with an association to Cook's "zealous patron" and senior Admiralty figure, Sir George Jackson: from the library of Francis Longe (1748-1812) of Spixworth Park, Norfolk, with his gilt crest at head of spines and armorial bookplate in each volume; Longe's wife was Catherine Jackson (1752-1828), daughter of Sir George.... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 143322
O'FLAHERTY, Liam. The Black Soul.
1924First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Jack Lyne with affectionate regards from Liam O'Flaherty". The author's second book - not common inscribed. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 28644
(RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.) LYNCH, George & Frederick Palmer. In Many Wars.
[Tokyo] : First edition of this remarkable collection of 49 war correspondent's tales, with the signature of 39 of the correspondents on rice paper pasted beneath their submission. The idea for the book was conceived of by a group of war correspondents waiting to be sent to the front line with the Japanese Army at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1904. Each correspondent... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129228
MALCOLM, Sir John. The Life of Robert, Lord Clive:
1836First edition of this important biography, the official life of Clive of India by Sir John Malcolm, another great Indian administrator. "By the time Malcolm wrote, no new material had appeared on Clive for more than forty years. The core of Malcolm's work was to be the large collection of manuscripts kept by Clive's son, the Earl of Powis" (Harrington,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 43835
BOLAND, Bridget. The Wild Geese. A Novel.
1938First edition, perhaps remainder issue. Irish family saga of the C18th, the author's first novel. Boland went on to find fame as a playwright and screenwriter, adapting her own play "The Prisoner" for the 1955 film with Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins, and working on King Vidor's "War and Peace" and "Anne of a Thousand Days." Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 50431
[MORRIS, Corbyn.] Observations on the Past Growth and Present State of the City of London.
London : 1751First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Captain Bernard ab Authore C.M.", with a three-page manuscript transcription before the title, almost certainly in Morris's hand, of "The Freeholder's Ditty, To The Tune of Moggy Lauder", and a note at the end stating that the printer of the ballad was "Jack Mahon,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120893
MALCOLM, Sir John. The Life of Robert, Lord Clive:
London : 1836First edition of this important biography, the official life of Clive of India by Sir John Malcolm, another great Indian administrator, a work that has "never been adequately acknowledged as a landmark in the intellectual history of British India"; this copy presented in a lovely binding by one of the finest London binders of the period, Charles Hering... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141273
COOLIDGE-RASK, Marie. London After Midnight.
London : 1928First UK photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM Production starring Lon Chaney Sr.. Fabulous wraparound dust jacket art. Considered one of the great lost films and early vampire films. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 100598
ZANGWILL, Israel. The Big Bow Mystery.
London : 1892First edition, presentation copy inscribed on a preliminary blank:"From the author and publishers' with compls" (just slightly shaved by the binder), perhaps presented to the Gainsboro' & District Liberal Club, with their library label to front pastedown and first blank, library accession stamp on rear free endpaper (dated 4 March 1893). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 106149
NABOKOV, Vladimir, as Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin. Despair.
1937First English edition, first impression, and Nabokov's first attempt at an extended piece of fiction in English. It had been preceded in 1935 by Camera Obscura, the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and published by the hapless firm of John Long. Nabokov greatly disliked the translation and its poor quality "prompted Nabokov to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33308
LYTTON, Sir Henry A. The Secrets of a Savoyard.
London : [c.1927]First published by Jarrolds in 1922. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Yours very sincerely Henry Lytton, In friendship's name (Iolanthe)". The jacket spine states that this is a "new, revised and enlarged edition": "a later (undated) edition of the book the present edition contained an alternate set of photographic... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 114985
BRANDT, Bill. Shadow of Light. A Collection of Photographs from 1931 to the Present.
London, Sydney, Toronto : 1966First edition, first printing. Brandt's landmark work covering England in the 1930s, war-time London, portraits, landscapes, and nudes. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142730
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Meet Mr. Mulliner.
Garden City, New York : 1928First US edition, first printing of this collection of nine short stories. With this book, Wodehouse introduces the character of Mr. Mulliner who narrates all of the tales. Originally published by Herbert Jenkins Limited, London, in 1927. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 90840
GREENE, Graham. The Living Room.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. The Living Room was first produced at the Wyndham Theatre, London, on 16th April 1953. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 114033
İPŞİROĞLU, Mazhar Ş. Masterpieces from the Topkapı Museum.
London : 1980First edition in English, apparently unpublished in the original Turkish; French and German editions were published the same year. This copy is from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated London, 12 January 1981 to the front free endpaper. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 110845
FEHER, Géza. Türkische Miniaturen.
Wiesbaden : 1978First edition in German of this illustrated survey of miniatures from Ottoman manuscript accounts of the Hungarian campaigns, first published in Hungarian in 1975. This copy is from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated London, April 1991 to the front free endpaper. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 110800
DAVIES, W. Robertson. Shakespeare's Boy Actors.
1939First Edition, First Impression of the author's first book. Still a standard in the field. In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence. Scarce in dust jacket. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 38548
(KOKOSCHKA, Oskar.) HOFFMAN, Edith. Kokoschka. Life and Work.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to his sister, "For my beloved sister Biboschl at Xmas 1947 with thousand kisses from her brother Oskar, London, 16.xii.47", on the front free endpaper. Berta Kokoschka (b.1889) is mentioned briefly in this biography at p. 26: "their Oskar and brother Bohuslav sister married... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125586
PENROSE, Barrie, & Roger Courtiour. The Pencourt File.
London : 1978First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "with best wishes and thanks to Mo on the day we lost, Roger Courtiour. 22nd June 1979. / No! One one day that some people lost! But there's always tomorrow! And you! Barrie Penrose. London, June 22nd. 1979." Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 91981
WILLIAMS, Kyffin. A Wider Sky.
Llandysul : 1991First edition, first printing. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Together with an image of a horse and rider printed on the same paper stock as the book, initialed by Williams. An autobiography in where the author describes his life and experiences as stories in his native Anglesey and London, and visits he has made to Austria, France,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139710
HAMNETT, Nina. Is She A Lady? A Problem in Autobiography.
London : 1955First edition, first impression. The author's follow-up to her first book of memoirs, Laughing Torso. Hamnett (1890-1956) was an English artist and bohemian who lived in Paris and London, working as an art model and having affairs with writers and artists including Gaudier-Brzeska, Modigliani, Roger Fry, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Cocteau. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 74018
HOCKNEY, David. A Bigger Book.
Cologne : 2016First edition, first impression. One of 10,000 numbered copies signed by Hockney on the limitation page. Hockney takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in 1960s Swinging London, life by Los Angeles pools in the 1970s, up to his recent extensive series of portraits, i-Pad... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116159
COWARD, Noël. The Vortex. A Play in Three Acts; [together with:] The Marquise. A Comedy in Three Acts.
London : 1925 & 1927First editions, first impressions. The Vortex premiered on 25 November 1924 at the Everyman Theatre, London, and The Marquise in 1927 at the Criterion Theatre, London.
"By the time the sensational The Vortex appeared in 1924, Coward was already a star in the making, and London was ready to be shocked. The Vortex did just that, with its tale... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 121604
STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); CARRICKFORD, Richard. This is Television.
London : 1967First edition, third impression, with a postcard laid-in from Steadman, "To whom..... sic This is Television, 1958. I haven't seen this book for over 40 years - 1958. It was a commission I got by accident. I had a small studio space in London, when I worked for Kemsley Newspapers. The office belonged to Alex Harrison, a literary agent. One of his authors... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143838
BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.
London : 1956First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. This edition was subject to the censorship enforced by the Lord Chamberlain, who took particular issue with Beckett's use of the word "erection", and has the publisher's note mentioning the changes tipped-in after the title page. The first unexpurgated edition... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133834
HITLER, Adolf. The Speeches...
London : 1942First edition, first impression, of the first collection of Hitler's speeches in English. This set is a presentation copy from the editor, with a loosely inserted slip on which is printed "Sent at the request of Norman H. Baynes, Esq". Professor Baynes was the recently retired professor of Byzantine studies at University College London, who spent his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126350
EGAN, Pierce. Boxiana; or, Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism;
London : 1812-24First editions of the original four volumes as issued by Sherwood, Neely and Jones; Egan added further volumes in 1828 and 1829 but the publishers sought an injunction against him and he was required to bring them out as part of a "New Series". The plate volume was issued around 1840 and comprises "62 plates, these being made up by 57 plates from the... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 136135
COWARD, Noël. Post-Mortem.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to William Armstrong, director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noël." The play, heavily influenced by R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End, set in the trenches of the Great War, was written in 1930, but Coward decided that it was for... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114999