Search results for: 'MACDONALD, Ross'
MACDONALD, Ross. The Galton Case.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "March 1959. For Willard and Pidge, affectionately, Ken". Willard and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. Learn More£1,400.00
Stock Code: 50936
MACDONALD, Ross. The Doomsters.
New York : 1958First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "January 22, 1958. For Stretch and Pidge, cheerful people, in the hope that this story won't depress them unduly. Affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and the name Pidge appears in one of the author's... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 50933
MACDONALD, Ross. The Far Side of the Dollar.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "Feb. 8, 1965 Santa Barbara. For Stretch, with affectionate good wishes". Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbour. Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 50941
MACDONALD, Ross. The Blue Hammer.
New York : 1976First edition, first printing, of the final Lew Archer novel, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harris Seed. One of the best friends, and the best lawyer, a writer ever had. Ken." Laid-in is an autograph draft of the opening paragraphs of the novel, which are notably different to the published version, offering... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 99392
MACDONALD, Ross. The Chill.
New York : 1964First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch with admiration and affection, Ken". Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbor of the author. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 50950
MACDONALD, Ross. The Chill.
New York : 1964First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "For Paul Nelson, in friendship. Ken. New York, April 27, 1976" on the front free endpaper. The recipient Paul Nelson (1936-2006) was an influential music critic for Rolling Stone, for which he prepared an extended profile on Macdonald. The full piece was never published, although a shorter... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 99393
MACDONALD, Ross. The Barbarous Coast.
New York : 1956First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch and Pidge, with affection, and with the hope that you won't take my title too seriously. Ken, May 1, 1956". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 50937
MACDONALD, Ross. Black Money.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, to the front free endpaper "Xmas 1965, For Stretch and Pidge affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 50938
(MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
Paris : 1892First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122621
(WORLD WAR I: MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE.) Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.
In the Field & Paris : 1917-8A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 121953
(YOUNG, Noel. ed.) MILLER, Henry, and others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-1977Complete set of first and signed limited editions, each volume numbered and signed by the author. The works were issued in different limitations of between 50 and 250 copies, with most limited to between 50 and 100 copies. The set comprises works by: Will Baker, Clayton Barbeau, Peter Beagle, William Benton, Ray Bradbury, Edwin Brock, Raymond Carver,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 111064
MILLAR, Kenneth. The Dark Tunnel.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. It was later published in 1955 under the title I Die Slowly, and is one of four books published under Millar's real name, prior to publication of the Lew Archer series under his pseudonym John Ross Macdonald. Written while he was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, this is... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 112554
CAPUTO, Philip. Horn of Africa. [Advance proof copy.]
London : 1981Advance proof copy of the first UK edition, inscribed by the author "For Benjamin Bruce, 'Dink', friend from the old days, and friend forever, Philip Caputo, Livingston, MT. August, 2013". Benjamin "Dink" Bruce was a cult figure in Key West, the writers' haven in Florida where Caputo moved "to write and fish" (McCarthy, A Book Lover's Guide to Florida,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 107941
POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.
London : 1904First edition, scarce variant binding, other copies noted in blue cloth with the front cover lettered and decorated in black rather than gilt. Following a successful hunting trip in Abyssinia, Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) travelled to British East Africa in 1902 in order to find a specimen of a five-horned giraffe recently discovered by Sir Harry Johnston.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 119332
CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.
New York : 1937First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122166
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) STEAD, William T. (ed). Coming Men on Coming Questions.
London : 1905First editions, pamphlet issues, of this series intended "when completed as a handy encyclopaedia of facts and figures - political, social, and biographical - covering most of the important questions to be dealt with in the new parliament" (Prefatory Notice). Churchill's contribution represents the first published statement of his stance on the free... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134724
WAIN, Louis. [Kaleidoscope cat.]
c.1930sA rare, superbly coloured "kaleidoscope" cat by the beloved "asylum artist" Louis Wain, presumed to have been created during his later years at Napsbury Asylum when his fluctuating psychological state was profoundly transforming his art. In this case, the image retains the realistic form of a mischievous cat but with the psychotic gleam and unnaturally... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 125094
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!
Cambridge : 1855First edition. Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By the time of publication the Crimean War had switched public angst towards Russia, but it remained just as... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122735
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-26The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 132753
[COLERIDGE, Sara.] Phantasmion.
London : 1837First edition, one of 250 copies published, of the long fairy-tale Phantasmion, "one of the earliest novel-length fantasies separate from the Gothic tradition" (Sanders), which has been described not only as an important precursor to The Lord of the Rings, but also by science-fiction aficionados as an early and influential example of that genre. The... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 134940
COLERIDGE, Sara. Phantasmion.
London : 1874Second edition of the long fairy-tale Phantasmion, "one of the earliest novel-length fantasies separate from the Gothic tradition" (Sanders), and the first appearance of the work with the author's name printed on the title page: it was first published anonymously in 1837 in a run of just 250 copies. Phantasmion has been described not only as an important... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134428
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
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Lectures. Cambridge, 1930-1932. [Together with:] Lectures. Cambridge 1932-35.
Totowa, NJ : 1980 & 1979First US editions, first printings, originally published in the UK in the same respective years. The lecture notes were made by students of Wittgenstein during their studentship, and his professorship, at the University of Cambridge. Of the students, John King would go on to be a friend of the philosopher, while Desmond Lee, Alice Ambrose and Margaret... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127015