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WHITE, T. H. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]
Mimeograph typescript of T. H. White's play, "Macbeth the Knife", sent to Harley J. V. Usill, founding director of British record label Argo Records. The typescript is inscribed on the title page, "from T. H. White / Alderney / Channel Isles", and has a lengthy written note to "Dearest Usill" about the possibility of recording the play: "For sound on... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86009
GOLF; JAPAN - WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
WHITE, T. H. England Have My Bones.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Scarce presentation copy inscribed by T. H. White on the title page, "N.H.H-B. / One book as a small token of gratitude for very many fried eggs. T.H.W." Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83943
WHITE, T. H. Earth Stopped or Mr. Marx's Sporting Tour.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of White's early comic novel assembling a ludicrous array of characters at a fox-hunting party at "Woodmansterne Hall... a sort of private Bedlam. The guests are sufficiently ill-assorted to amuse, ranging from the Countess of Scamperdale, who endeavoured to go intellectual as well as horsey, to Mr. Marx the Communist,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 85977
WHITE, T. H. The Sword in the Stone.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, of the most significant contribution to Arthurian literature in the 20th century, reinvigorating the tales for a new and younger audience. The novel was adapted by Disney into an animated film in 1963, and at various times by the BBC for radio.
Initially intended as a stand-alone work, the success of the novel... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147264
WHITE, T. H. Verses.
Alderney : 1962First edition, sole printing, number 4 of 100 copies only, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend Harry Griffiths, and additionally inscribed with an unpublished holograph poem. The presentation inscription to the verso of the title page reads: "Harry Griffiths heart and arrow device Tim White". White has also written out an unpublished... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 35075
WHITE, T. H. The Godstone and the Blackymor.
London : 1959First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator, "Signed for Bridget by Edward Ardizzone, Feb 1968", on the front free endpaper, with a typed letter from the Book Trade Group referring to Ardizzone's visit to Melbourne, a related newspaper clipping and a prospectus from Jonathan Cape for their journal Now and Then, all laid in. A lovely... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 108471
WHITE, T. H. The Elephant and the Kangaroo.
London : 1948Uncorrected proof copy of the first UK edition (preceded by the US publication in the previous year) of White's urbanely-imagined fantasy of a second great deluge, wherein the fate of the humanity rests with two hapless Irish farmers and the semi-autobiographical protagonist Mr. White. With a single page advertising the book tipped in to the front wrapper... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 85980
WHITE, T. H. The Sword in the Stone.
London : 1938Rare original page proofs for The Sword in the Stone, with a manuscript annotation to the title page, bound with the original wrappers. The Sword in the Stone is "a delightful blend of medieval lore and humorous commentary and in many ways the finest light fantasy of the century" (Bleiler).
It was the most significant contribution to Arthurian... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138836
[WHITE, T. H.] ASTON, James. They Winter Abroad.
London : 1932First edition, first impression of the author's first novel, published pseudonymously. White composed the novel halfway through his studies at Queen's College, while convalescing from tuberculosis in Italy. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 99609
GALLEY, Edmund - WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.
[Exeter : 1879]Handsomely bound and illuminated presentation album, one of just two copies, presented to honour the work of solicitor and county clerk Ralph Sanders, one of two men instrumental in reversing the miscarriage of justice in the case of Edmund Galley, who became an international cause célèbre after being wrongfully convicted of murder and transported... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 132619
BELL, Jocelyn; A. Hewish; J. D. H. Pilkington; P. F. Scott; R. A. Collins. Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source.
London : 1968First edition, the extremely rare offprint, of the landmark paper which announced the discovery of pulsars, co-authored by British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell and her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, and three others; with a meaningful provenance, being bound eleventh in a volume of related offprints from the library of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131009
POETRY ANTHOLOGY - THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
CARTER, John, & Percy H. Muir (eds.) Printing and the Mind of Man.
Munich : 1983Second edition, revised and enlarged, of this major reference work for book collectors, which was originally published in 1967. With a new bibliography and introduction by Percy H. Muir. PMM, as it is usually abbreviated, is regarded as a standard bibliographical reference, and offers a survey of the impact of printed books on the development of western... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 111397
GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD, E. H. (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1971First full colour-illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 137 of 250 specially bound copies, signed and numbered by E. H. Shepard. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration, and Shepard, well-known by then for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series, was asked to provide black... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 140767
SWEET, Samuel White, Captain. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.
Adelaide : c.1884Superb lifetime album of fully-captioned photographs of remarkable depth and clarity by the pioneering photographer of Australia Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), presenting a generous panorama of his art in prints reflecting the civic pride of the city of Adelaide through its many fine buildings, alongside the landscape of South Australia captured... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129596
HAGGARD, H. Rider. Cetywayo and his White Neighbours;
1882First edition, one of just 750 copies. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his "denunciation of Britain's South African policies." (ODNB) Eventually he paid Trübner 50 to put out this small run, but in confirmation of the publishing world's reticence,... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 51161
GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD, Ernest H. (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1931First Shepard edition, signed limited issue, number 164 of 200 large paper copies signed by both author and artist. This edition - also issued unsigned in a cloth binding - was the first edition to be illustrated by Shepard, whose classic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals render this the most popular version of the book even today.
Wind... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 146527
GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD, Ernest H. (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1931First Shepard edition, signed limited issue, number 170 of 200 large paper copies signed by both author and artist. This edition - also issued unsigned in a cloth binding - was the first edition to be illustrated by Shepard, whose classic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals render this the most popular version of the book even today.
Wind... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 145516
MEYERSTEIN, E. H. W. The Pageant and Other Stories.
London : First edition, first impression, of this collection of 14 horror stories, rarely found in the dust jacket, inscribed by the author to '"Cherry' Watson from E. Meyerstein", on the front free endpaper, the latter half partially erased. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 109884
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.
Aldershot : 1905An exceptionally handsomely-presented album produced for Lt.-Col. E.A. D'Arcy Thomas on leaving command of the battalion. Inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "To Colonel E.A. D'A. Thomas from his Adjutant A.S. Nesbitt (April 1904 to April 1907)." Fine selection of well-captioned group portraits - the officers in dress, and in service uniform,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 81935
HAITIAN SLAVE REVOLT. Log book of Commodore John Ford.
1792 - 1794A conspicuous survival from a period of violent tumult in the Caribbean: the log book of the distinguished Royal Navy officer Commodore John Ford, kept while Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station. "At the start of the French Revolutionary War Ford d. 1796 had nine small vessels including three frigates in addition to his flagship at Jamaica. Having been... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 128585
GRAVES, Robert. The Feather Bed.
Richmond : 1923First and limited edition, number 214 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page.
"In The Feather Bed Graves presented the monologue of a young man fatigued in mind and body 'and under the stress of an abnormal conflict,' as an 'Introductory Letter' to John Crowe Ransom described him. Graves's young man carries on an internal... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 145523
GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.
New York, : 1902First US edition of the illustrated edition, variant binding with Dodd Mead copyright, John Lane title page, Dodd Mead spine imprint. First printed in London the same year by John Lane. A sequel to Grahame's Golden Age. Dream Days is best noted for it's inclusion of the story, The Reluctant Dragon, which served as the basis for the 1941 Walt Disney... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 112013
GRAVES, Robert. Nine Hundred Iron Chariots.
[Cambridge : 1963First edition. One of 4,500 copies (3,000 of which were issued on 7 October 1963, and a further 1,500 later that month) produced from Graves's lecture at the M.I.T., which included lecturers such as Sir Edward V. Appleton, Secretary of the British Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
This copy with an enigmatic annotation to the... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 142891
ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
Moscow : 1947First and only edition of this important collection of articles by rocketry pioneer Friedrich Zander (Fridrikh Arturovich Tsander; 1887-1933), edited by a prominent co-worker at Group for the Study of Reactive Motion (Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivniya Dvisheniya - GIRD). Zander perfected the Soviet Union's first liquid propelled rocket GIRD-X, which was... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143547
DISNEY, Walt. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
Burbank : 1957An important early draft, corrected and annotated by Walt Disney throughout, for The Art of Animation, "one of the pillars of Disney bibliography" and the definitive work on Disney animation to that date. In addition to corrections, Walt provided steer to the content, such as noting on p. 103, "Bob possibly too much history & not enough of Sleeping... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142454
DUNCAN, Adam, Viscount. A Collection of contemporary materials commemorating Admiral Lord Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown.
[1797-c.1800]A fascinating and unusual collection, offering insight into the construction and presentation of the fame of an undeservedly neglected naval hero; "One sailor wrote of him 'They can't make too much of him. He is heart of oak; he is a seaman every inch of him, and as to a bit of broadside it only makes the old cock young again."
As the French... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 44566
HEPPLEWHITE, Alice. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide;
London : 1789Second edition, revised, of one of the great pattern books of the 18th century, first published in the preceding year, this printing adding an extra plate.
"In 1788 Isaac and Josiah Taylor published The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide... In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were filling a yawning gap. The plates were issued in... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 33768
TARKINGTON, Booth. Penrod.
Garden City, NY : 1914First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding of meshed cloth, and the first state with p. viii numbered and the misprint "sence" p. 19, third line from bottom. Later copies were issued with ribbed cloth bindings. This is the first of three novels following the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, a Midwestern Tom Sawyer whom Tarkington modelled... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144308
HAGGIN, Blanche Butterworth. Le Livre D'Amour.
New York : 1887First edition of this lavish book of French love poetry, number 19 of 20 large paper copies printed on Japon, numbered and initialled by the editor Blanche Butterworth Haggin on the limitation page, in an exquisitely produced binding by one of the most famous and important fin de siècle French binders, Léon Gruel's atelier, in beautiful condition.
The... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144850
FRINK, Elisabeth. The Art of Elisabeth Frink.
London : 1972First edition, signed limited issue. Number 66 of 75 copies with an etching signed by Frink, and tipped-in opposite the limitation page. It is unusual to encounter copies with the etching still present. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 113985
TAGORE, Rabindranath. Chitra.
London : 1913First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies (of which 250 were for sale), and now scarce. This romantic mythical drama concerning the love story of Chitra and Arjuna was published in English in the year that Tagore received the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first non-Westerner to be awarded it. The story is drawn from the epic Mahabharata,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 145050
ROOSEVELT, Theodore (intro.); STIGAND, Chauncey Hugh. Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings.
New York : 1913First US edition of this "preeminent elephant hunting title" (Czech), a lovely copy, from the collection of American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth (1880-1951), leader of the first trans-Arctic and trans-Antarctic aerial crossings, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Stigand (1877-1919) was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 119287
MCGONAGALL, Sir William Topaz, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah. Beautiful Oban.
Edinburgh, No. 21 Lothian Street : [1894-1902]Very scarce broadside poem by the "World's Worst Poet", William McGonagall (1825-1902), signed at the head, "Sir. Wm. Topaz. McGonagall. Poet". Gord Bambrick in "The Real McGonagall" acknowledges that "William McGonagall is best known as the world's worst poet. His unique style of versification breaks the laws of rhythm, rhyme and common sense in a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117956
MALLEY, Ern. [pseud. James McAuley & Harold Stewart.] The Darkening Ecliptic.
Melbourne & Adelaide : 1944First book edition, first printing, of the poems that constituted one of the great literary hoaxes of the century. This copy in particularly nice condition.
The collection of poems first appeared in a special commemorative Autumn 1944 number (actually June) of Angry Penguins, Australia's leading modernist literary magazine, who had had the poems... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117362
CATHOLIC CHURCH. Missale Romanum.
Tours : 1869 & 1875A handsomely-bound 19th-century Roman Missal, printed in Tours. It is bound with a copy of the Missal specific to the archdiocese of Tours, which was produced under the supervision of Charles Théodore Colet (1806-1883), who became Archbishop of Tours in 1874.
Three tipped-in pages from a 1936 Roman Missal, also printed in Tours, indicate that... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124054
THATCHER, Margaret. Group photograph of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne, October 1981.
1981Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official group photograph from the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne in 1981, with the attendees' facsimile signatures printed underneath. The attendees of the meeting included Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Malcolm Fraser, and Robert Mugabe, the last of whom was representing the newly-joined Zimbabwe.... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133738
KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
Frankfurt : 1892First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141106
GRIGORYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich. Rossiya i Aziya: Sbornik Issledovaniy i Statey po Istorii, Etnografii i Geografii, Napisannykh v Raznoye Vremya …
St Petersburg : 1876First and only edition, WorldCat locates a single copy at the University of Aberdeen. Collection of ten articles by leading Russian Orientalist and Central Asia specialist Vasily Grigoryev (1816-81). A compilation with much material on the early history of Kazakhstan, one of Grigoryev's key research interests being the Khazars and the Golden Horde,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121738
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson - PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph. Memoirs of The Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. Duke of Bronté, etc., etc., etc.
London : 1849First edition, uncommon thus, particularly in the original cloth, the edition selling through almost immediately. An important contribution to Nelson biography: "Pettigrew used a large selection from the Nelson papers of Lady Hamilton, which he had acquired from the widow of an old friend of Nelson, Alderman Joshua Jonathan Smith who rescued Lady Hamilton... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140185
HARRIS, Capt. William Cornwallis. XXI. Gazella Albifrons. - The Blesbok or White Faced Antelope.
1840From Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa, Delineated from Life in Their Natural Haunts, During a Hunting Expedition From the Cape Colony as Far as the Tropic of Capricorn in 1836 & 1837. This is one of the rarest and most important works on large African Game. This folio was published in five parts containing in total 30 colour... Learn More£345.00
Stock Code: 58502
SODDY, Frederick, & Muriel Howorth. Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Soddy on the half-title, "Frederick Soddy, May 20th 1953" and also by his co-author, "Love from the author, Muriel Howorth". Frederick Soddy, the discoverer of isotopes, began his career in the laboratory of Ernest Rutherford. "Together they published a series of papers on radioactivity and concluded that... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83467
HOSOE, Eikoh. Embrace.
Tokyo : 1971First edition, inscribed by Hosoe in Japanese to the half-title and with his signature below in Roman letters, dated 10 August 1974, together with a postcard from the artist addressed to fellow photographer Eva Rubinstein in New York, bearing the message "Hope your show was successful, too! Eikoh". A superb association for this important work of photography.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 105105
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking.
London : 1987Signed limited edition, number 150 of 450 copies signed by the author on the title page. This, the author's landmark second book, was written while rationing was still in force and was first published in 1951. Elizabeth David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 began writing... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 134779
CLEVELY, Hugh. Call the Yard!
New York : 1931First US edition, first printing of the second title in the Inspector Williams series, following Fraser Butts In. Originally published in the UK by Hutchinson the previous year under the title "Hell to Pay!" Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 107077
HARGRAVE, John. The Confession of the Kibbo Kift.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, of this first publication of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, written by "Head Man" of the Kindred, John "White Fox" Hargrave (1894-1982). This book was issued by Duckworth, but bearing the "Imprint of the Kincouncil", and is very scarce, with Copac listing only six copies in British institutions, especially so in the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145721
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905
Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 144251
WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.) Atalanta's Garland.
Edinburgh : 1926First edition, first impression, and first appearance of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Woman's College from Outside". This literary and artistic "miscellany" produced to celebrate and fund the Edinburgh University Women's Union in its 21st year.
It also features writing by, among others, Hilaire Belloc, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Fredegond... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142944
WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.), and others. Atalanta's Garland.
Edinburgh : 1926First edition, first impression, and first appearance of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Woman's College from Outside". This literary and artistic "miscellany" produced to celebrate and fund the Edinburgh University Women's Union in its 21st year. Scarce in the jacket and in such good condition.
It also features writing by, among others, Hilaire Belloc,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143133