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PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
Brussels : 2016First edition, the companion work to an exhibition originally shown at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, 1 of 750 copies for sale. "The exhibition Books that made Europe is a journey through 140 books spanning a period of approx. six hundred years, from 1468 to 1950. It investigates into why 500 million citizens, in 28 countries, speaking 24... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 115060
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1761Second Baskerville edition (first published the previous year), this the preferred of two impressions, with the lozenge-and-star border framing each page; here in a particularly elegant binding, possibly executed by the leading German binder John Baumgarten.
John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the most significant English typographer of the 18th... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133632
POP-UP BOOK - KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. Marco Polo.
London : 1962The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts 13th-century explorer Marco Polo aboard the royal carriage, carried by four elephants, accompanying Kublai Khan on a hunt. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140702
PLATO. Omnia Platonis opera.
Venice : 1513Editio princeps, that is the first edition in the original Greek. This edition of Plato was just one of many Greek editiones principes printed by Aldus, though it can also be viewed in contrast to his Aristotle (printed by Aldus in 1495-98); Aristotle was beloved of scholastic philosophers, and Plato was traditionally seen as an enemy to Christianity.... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 142409
PLUMARD DE DANGEUL, Louis-Joseph. Remarques les avantages et les desavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, et aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats.
Leyden : 1754Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular work comparing the British and French political economies, this copy from the library of André Morellet, a collection which was largely acquired as reading material during the preparation of his Encyclopédie.
Although it claimed to be a translation, Plumard de Dangeul published... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120792
FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
Madrid : 1626First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 122893
WORLD WAR II - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
JAZZAR PASHA. Tarikh Ahmed Pasha al-Jazzar naqlan 'an naskha maktaba Kuliyya al-Qadis Yusuf fi Beyrout.
Beirut : 1899At the crossroads of print and manuscript cultures in Lebanon, this fascinating manuscript was copied in 1899 from an anonymous contemporary history of Ahmed Jazzar (the Butcher) Pasha (c.1725-1804), a Bosnian adventurer whose bloody career spanned Ottoman Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. After early years in Egypt, a change in circumstance forced al-Jazzar... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142204
MISSAL; Venice printed. Missale Romanum.
Venice : 1725A striking eighteenth-century Roman Missal, attractively printed in Venice and apparently bound in Brescia in the year of publication: a note on p. lxxxiii reads "Brixiae-Conglutinator est Ioseph Goltius in Via Pallade iuxta Xenodochium Mercaturae. Die 13. Decembris 1725" (The Brescian binder is Joseph Goltius on the Via Pallade, next to the marketplace... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 112562
PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES. Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally. [Collectors Edition]
London : 2011Signed limited edition, deluxe format, one of 100 copies numbered and signed by the collector and American football legend, Pat McInally. Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 71749
MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard. Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally.
London : 2011Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by American football legend Pat McInally, the catalogue describes and illustrates fine examples of all the Pooh books, important inscribed copies,... Learn More£10.00
Stock Code: 39598
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS. Argonautica
Florence : 1496Editio princeps of the most important Greek epic of the 3rd century BCE, the definitive telling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The Argonautica is the only epic before Virgil's Aeneid that can be compared with Homer in subject and extent and it is the first epic to give a prominent place to love. With the... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 136329
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. Time and the Gods.
London : 1922Signed limited edition, number 61 of 250 copies, signed by Sime on each plate and by Dunsany on the preface. Only the first edition of 1906 and this 1922 edition contains illustrations by Sime. A close collaborator with Dunsany, Sime illustrated Dunsany's first book The Gods of Pegāna (1905) as well as a number of his later works. Time and the Gods,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128456
THE RICCARDI PRESS: BIBLE; English; Authorized version; Genesis.) The Book of Genesis.
London : 1914First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes Cayley Robinson's finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121094
SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression.
London : 1663)Third folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the 17th-century folio editions. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The third folio is a reprint of the second (1632), but the second issue adds seven plays to the corpus, although of these only Pericles is... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 108578
PORTER, Jane. Thaddeus of Warsaw.
London : 1803First edition of Porter's first acknowledged novel, a significant work that "ranks with Mrs Radcliffe's Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne as a super-rarity among Gothic Romantic novels" (Sadleir 1972). The first edition is held by only one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the National Library of Scotland); WorldCat... Learn More£19,750.00
Stock Code: 122901
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
London : 1908First Rackham edition, sighed limited issue, number 983 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist and released for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. This handsomely produced gift book pairs the illustrations of Arthur Rackham with one of the most magical of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127364
PUBLISHING - The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited). Pair of publisher's blads.
London : c. 1859-61A fascinating and notable piece of 19th century publishing history: a pair of publisher's blads, in this case used by a salesman in the garnering of subscriptions for two very popular and topical part works, Robert Montgomery Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-59) and Charles Ball's The Indian Mutiny (1858-61); each gilt stamped on the front cover, "Specimen.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141030
PEACHEY, Emma. The Little Flower Maker.
London : 1869First edition. A rare, beautifully produced work designed by 'Mrs Peachey, a first rate artist in her department... favourably known to the public, by a former work on Modelling Wax Flowers to enable her youthful friends, who have often admired specimens of her skill, to become adepts in the charming art of paper flower making'. The techniques of paper... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136827
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Bertrams.
London : 1859First edition, issued without half-titles or ads, of Trollope's "curiously uncommon book" (Sadleir). Much of the novel's action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, unlike the author's best known novels mostly based in England.
An attractive set. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128270
POTTER, Robert. The Tragedies of Aeschylus translated.
Norwich : 1777First edition of the much-feted first complete translation of Aeschylus in English, here in a very pretty contemporary binding,with an excellent noble provenance.
Robert Potter (1721-1804) first gained a literary reputation as a poet among the local gentry, but in time he became celebrated for his Greek translations, and his choice of blank verse... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141880
BORGES, Jorge Luis (owner); MARECHAL, Leopoldo. La rosa en la balanza.
Buenos Aires, : 1944First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with Borges's ownership signature... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130490
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
PRINCE, William. A Short Treatise on Horticulture.
New York : 1828First and sole edition. Despite Prince's objective being to simply "give a few brief remarks as to the Culture of Fruit Trees, &c. by throwing together some of the leading rules, whose adoption has proved most successful" (Preface), A Short Treatise on Horticulture was immensely popular and influential, becoming one of the most important early American... Learn More£1,125.00
Stock Code: 116896
[WALPOLE, Horace] The Castle of Otranto, a story.
London : 1765 [but 1764]First edition of this mock tale of medieval horror which initiated the vogue for Gothic romances. "Impressive theatrical effects included a gigantic heavenly helmet with magical powers, a bleeding statue, a sword that could only be borne by fifty men, an anchorite whose flesh had melted away to leave only an animated skeleton, and a portrait that strode... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 139678
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,
Paris : An VII de la République First edition, presentation copy of this important account of travels in the United States and Canada during the last decade of the 18th century, inscribed by the author's son, François XIII, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765-1848), to Edward Livingston, who served as US Secretary of State in 1831-3: "Offert a M. Edouard Livingston envoyé extraordinnaire... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114358
WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.
New York : 1845First US edition; first published in the UK in the same year. An account of Wolff's expedition to Bokhara in search of Stoddart and Conolly, two British officers captured by the emir while on reconnaissance. Wolff's "courageous journey" while "not strictly part of the Great Game" wins inclusion Hopkirk's narrative (The Great Game, p. 279).
Joseph... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 103499
STEADMAN, Ralph. Scar-Strangled Banner.
Massachusetts : 1988First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 134565
MONRO, Robert. Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment (called Mac-Keyes Regiment) levied in August 1626.
London : 1637First edition of this uncommon work, putatively printed at the sole expense of Donald Mackay, first Lord Reay, who raised the regiment in which Monro served. It "has several things to recommend it: it is the first regimental history, it contains a store of information, and it is highly readable" (Cockle); this copy with a fine chain of Scottish ownership... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 143752
AMHERST, William Amhurst Tyssen-. A collection of views of different places, seen during a tour on the Continent, February 1852.
France and Italy : 1852An attractive Grand Tour album, consisting largely of architectural subjects and views in Nîmes, Arles and Rome amongst others, together with "types" and scenes of local life, compiled by the seventeen year-old William Amhurst Daniel-Tyssen, later William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st baron Amherst of Hackney, art collector, bibliophile and politician.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122697
VICTORIAN TEXTILES. An extraordinary trove of over 200 Victorian printed pattern cotton percale and muslin swatches in their original eye-catching sales sample portfolios.
[Calcutta, India & Manchester : c.1860-70An extraordinarily extensive archive of around 230 Victorian patterned cotton percale and muslin sample swatches produced in Manchester, most likely for the Indian market, all preserved in their original impressive sales sample portfolios. This gathering remains a most remarkable survivor, historically revealing, visually arresting, and with an intriguing... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139053
THORBURN, Grant & Son[s]. Price Catalogue of Kitchen Garden, Herb, Flower, Tree and Grass Seeds, Bulbous Flower Roots, Greenhouse Plants, Agricultural, Gardening and Botanical Books, Garden Tools, Etc. For Sale by G. Thorburn & Sons, Seedsman and Florists, 67 Liberty Street, New-Y
New York : 1830sAn impressive, large and unrecorded broadside from one of the most important horticultural firms of the day, listing over a thousand varieties of vegetable, herb and ornamental plants, as well as books and tools. The printer was at this address in 1832. Of note, is the cancelling by hand of the "S" of the word "Sons", no doubt a result of William Thorburn... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 115416
MAUNDRELL, Henry. A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, at Easter, A.D. 1697.
London : 1817Very scarce edition gathering three important Middle Eastern narratives; Library Hub lists one copy only among British and Irish institutional libraries (Manchester), WorldCat adding Haifa Faisal, Harvard, Cleveland, Oberlin, Missouri. Maundrell's account was first published in 1703.
In December 1695, the general court of the Levant Company... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 139291
CASTELLANE-MAJASTRE, Henri-César. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.
At sea : 1773Born into the Provençal noble family with close ties to the sea, Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, (1733-1789), was a career naval officer joining the service at the age of sixteen, ranking as lieutenant from 1762 to 1775, promoted captain 1777. He participated in the American War of Independence commanding the Marsellais, 74, in de Grasse's fleet,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126873
LONGLEY, Michael. Love Poet, Carpenter.
London : 2009Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326
BIBLE; Latin, Vulgate. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.
[England, doubtless Oxford : mid 13th century]PROVENANCE
(1) PROBABLY WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED IN OXFORD, between c.1240 and c.1260, as suggested by the illumination, text, and layout.
(2) In use in England in the later 13th century when marginal notes, variant readings, etc. were added by more than one reader, one of whom noted below Nahum chapter 2 that the text differs greatly from... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 144627
HARDY, Thomas. The Trumpet-Major.
London : 1880First edition in book form of Hardy's great novel of the Napoleonic war, written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Trafalgar. The story was first published in slightly bowdlerized form in Good Words, Jan-Dec 1880, with the book edition published on 26 October 1880 "in an edition of 1000 copies" (Purdy), though sales were slow and 250 sets of sheets... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 106245
CAILLARD, Antoine Bernard. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothéque.
Paris : 1810First edition, second issue, presentation copy from a member of Caillard's family, inscribed "Donné à Monsieur Grutter, par son ami S. C. Caillard" on the half-title, with the rare four page sale schedule. First published by Debure in 1808, the catalogue was printed again, with the additional schedule inserted, for the posthumous auction of the library... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122638
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
WHEATLEY, John. An Essay on the Theory of Money and Principles of Commerce.
London : 1807First edition of the first volume of Wheatley's Essay on the Theory of Money; a second volume followed in 1822. In the preface Wheatley notes that "It may, perhaps, be necessary to offer an apology for presenting to the public the First Volume only; but the work admits of a distinct division: the first part relating to the refutation of our existing... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 129391
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS - DOBSON, Austin. Poems.
London : 1895Signed limited edition, number 77 of 200 copies printed on hand-made paper, with proof impressions of the etchings, and signed by Dobson in pencil on the portrait frontispiece. This copy is elegantly bound by the Guild of Women Binders, and belonged to the Marchioness of Crewe.
The Guild was established in 1898 by a bookseller, Frank Karslake,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 144802
VEBLEN, Thorstein. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
New York : 1923First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom" (p. 319). This copy... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 88082
LAWRENCE, D. H. Autograph letter signed relating to the clandestine publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Kesselmatte, Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern) : 1928Autograph letter signed from Lawrence to Allen W. Steele of the book wholesalers William Jackson Ltd, requesting that they return to the bearer of the letter, Enid Hilton, over 70 copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover which they had ordered and subsequently rejected. Privately printed in Florence in 1928 with the help of the Florentine bookseller Pino Orioli,... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 137216
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-43An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the Schooner Yacht Sewanna to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 14 July 1936 - 28 July 1936.
[Washington : 1937]First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt".
John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a brief break following... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 129128
GREENE, Graham. Ways of Escape.
[Toronto] : 1980First and signed limited edition, first issue. Number 7 of a planned edition of 150 copies specially bound and signed by the author. The project was undertaken in a slightly ad-hoc and amateurish fashion, and in fact only around 20 sets of sheets were so bound before the publishers abandoned the project. This copy is bound in a slightly more elaborate... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 111204
BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.
Clairvaux : 1967First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 115042
GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison. Dedication copy of From the Jerusalem Diary [and] two copies of From the Palestine Diary; [together with] a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. Ludovici Patritii Romani novum itinerarium Aethiopiae: Aegypti: utriusque Arabiae: Persidis: Siriae: ac Indiae: intra et extra Ganges.
Milan : 1511]Notably rare first Latin edition of Varthema's influential account of his undercover travel through the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Persia, and India, "one of the most remarkable travel books of the Renaissance" (Blackmer), a copy with significant provenance, from the library of the highly cultured imperial secretary Jacopo Bannisio, with his ownership... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 142207
HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
London : 1864First and only edition, extremely uncommon - both Library Hub and WorldCat list three locations (BL, NLS, Cambridge). The text concludes "End of Volume I", but this is all published. An extraordinary sustained exercise in apocalyptic biblical exegesis by a mind stimulated, or perhaps over-stimulated, by the ongoing war in the Crimea. The author saw... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 121341
AUSTIN, Sarah. Autograph letter signed discussing the frustrations of publishing a periodical work for children.
26 Park Road, Regent's Park : [no year, but likely c.1829-36]Autograph letter signed to an unknown female recipient setting out Austin's thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children". Despite the recipient's enthusiasm, her own, "and that of everyone, without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances I am forced to relinquish it from the difficulty of finding a publisher... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 124627
WILLIAMS, Robert. Jerusalem: The City of Many Sieges.
Alexandria : 1918First edition. Scarce with Library Hub showing only two copies, at the National Library of Wales and UCL, WorldCat adds only one at the University of Pisa. The last book published by Williams, an architect who had written several books on slums and working class housing in Britain. He was working as as a consultant for the Egyptian Government when he... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127768
WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
London : 1899First edition, signed limited issue, number 12 of 12 copies signed by the author and printed on Japanese vellum. Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 139231
WEBER, Max. Cubist Poems.
London : 1914First edition, limited issue. One of 100 copies, of which 50 were for sale, this copy unnumbered. This is the first published literary work by Max Weber (1881-1961), the Jewish-American artist generally credited with introducing European avant-garde movements, including primitivism and Cubism, to the American art scene. It collects 38 poems written... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 93924
DICKENS, Charles. Original autograph leaf from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
[London : before April 1837]Original autograph manuscript leaf with authorial deletions and insertions from Pickwick Papers, the novel that transformed an obscure 25-year-old journalist into England's most famous author in a matter of months. One of only five such leaves remaining in private hands, this leaf is from the setting manuscript used by the printers. Fewer than 50 of... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 124911
DYSON, Sir Frank Watson. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.
London : 1926Two page autograph letter by Astronomer Royal Sir Frank Watson Dyson (1868-1939) to fellow astronomer Hugh Frank Newall, director of the Solar Physics Observatory at Cambridge, on the practical details of a joint astro-photography project. With pencilled notes by the recipient in reply to Dyson's questions.
"My dear Newall, I enclose a specimen... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 126210
BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. A Topographical History of Surrey.
London : 1850A handsomely bound set of Brayley's copiously illustrated history of Surrey. Brayley's "most important work was probably a History of Surrey (5 vols., 18418). His topographical works bear scrutiny because of his competence in a range of scientific, literary, and artistic subjects, a breadth of knowledge which few other contemporary topographers could... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 20997
TWAIN, Mark. Life on the Mississippi.
Boston : 1883First US edition, in the scarcest publisher's binding of full sheep, first state (illustrated tailpiece on page 441, and the caption on page 443 reading "The St Louis Hotel"). Seven binding options were made available to subscribers, with this the least common, and moreover particularly prone to wear.
Twain's classic anecdotal travel narrative... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 144352