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PITT, William, the Younger. Autograph letter signed ("W Pitt") to William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland.
Downing Street : 1787Autograph letter signed to Pitt's close advisor William Eden, at the time at the height of his influence as envoy to France, in which Pitt attempts to gauge potential French support for the early Abolitionist movement spearheaded by his friend and political ally, William Wilberforce. "You have had a letter from my friend Wilberforce, on a scheme which... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122705
(GONNE, Maud, illus.) YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
Dublin : 1910First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the original front free endpaper "To John Varian, With Greeting from Ella Young", and with over ten annotations in ink by Young.
The recipient, John Osborne Varian (1863-1931), was an Irish-American poet and a leader within the theosophist utopian community of Halcyon,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139842
(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
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Mark you, if Noeler II is beaten I wouldn't put it past de Gaulle to resign."
1958The May 1958 Crisis in France brought de Gaulle back to power after a hiatus of 10 years. Bentley uses the context of the Royal Meeting at Ascot for this squib at the expense of the French leader's flightiness. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 67337
WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to Roger L. Scaife.
London : An unpublished autograph letter signed inviting the managing director of Houghton Mifflin to tea, brusque and insincere in its tone given Woolf's extreme reluctance to discuss business with the Boston publisher.
Houghton Mifflin was Harold Nicolson's American publisher. In March 1933 Woolf reluctantly agreed to meet with Roger Scaife (1875-1951),... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139458
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Honestly, Shelagh, if you want Dance, dance, dance, little lady, you'll have to ask them for yourself."
1959Black-tied gentleman refuses his somewhat matronly dancing partner's request for a request. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 67327
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
(POTTER, Beatrix.) Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
[c.1896-1911]A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133403
ROBINS, Elizabeth. 'Where Are You Going To...?'
London : 1913First UK edition, first impression, of Robins's popular anti-white-slavery novel, written in the wake of the controversial passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act in 1912 and at a time when the women's suffrage movement was drawing attention to the topic of prostitution. On the first blank a facsimile reproduces the note, " - Every incident in this... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 137503
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,
London : 1893First Beardsley edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, this copy in a stunning example of Cedric Chivers's "vellucent" bindings. This is one of a handful executed in this style for this edition, though of the two others we have handled, neither were distinguished by the present green staining to the usually cream-coloured vellum, making this a particularly... Learn More£16,500.00
Stock Code: 140967
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Mark you, things would be very different if we'd had him in Downing Street and at the White House, the Service Ministries, Lambeth Palace, the B.B.C. and London Transport."
1958Two gentlemen observe Enoch Powell pass by, and comment upon his somewhat messianic contrarianism. Powell had recently returned to the back-benches after a period as financial secretary to the Treasury. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 67323
FOWLER, Richard. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;
Salisbury : First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765-1863) was the leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 121151
MOORE, Sir Jonas. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.
London : 1673First edition, uncommon, just five locations on Copac, OCLC adds ten. As a boy Jonas Moore (1627-79) "became a clerk in Durham city" (Taylor), but resolved to follow a career in mathematics, in which ambition he was encouraged by the prominent local Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. Brought to the attention of Charles I "when the king was in the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126903
[NEUBURG, Victor Benjamin.] Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.
Steyning : 1921First edition, number 197 of 550 copies on antique laid paper. This is the second book of pagan inspired poetry published by Victor Benjamin Neuburg at his Vine Press, the first, Lillygay, published in 1920. The poems present here were selected from a collection of his works to be titled Starcraft, forecast to be published in autumn... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139457
LAKATOS, Imre. II- Criticism and the Methodology of scientific research programmes.
London : 1968.Original offprint of Lakatos's paper on the methodology of scientific research programmes, "an extract from a much longer manuscript of the same title which I read in spring 1967 in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Toronto and at Brandeis, and which was at that time circulated among my friends. The extract is poorer in content but richer in polemic than the original;... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133824
HAMILTON, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
Bath : 1804First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims of freethinkers such as William... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 81656
(AFRICA: IVORY COAST.) Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
Ivory Coast : 1932-6A unique and vivid archive of extraordinary breadth, comprising nearly 1,200 images that provide a striking panorama of colonial life in the Ivory Coast during the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Brents Rowlett Gruber, wife of Lewis H. Gruber, an American entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky, who was involved in the logging industry and ran a Chevrolet... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119443
[GRIMALDI, Stacey.] A Suit of Armour for Youth.
London : 1824First edition of this allegorical "Suit of Armour" produced for the edification of Britain's youth and an early example of this type of "moveable" book with flaps that could be lifted, for which there was a vogue in the 1820s. The first of these was The Toilet (1820), which focused on the toilet articles from a lady's dressing-table, with illustrations... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131200
WEIL, Gustav. Geschichte der Chalifen. Nach handschriftlichen, größtentheils noch unbenützten Quellen.
Mannheim : 1846-51First edition of Weil's path-breaking history of Islam, which relied in large part on Muslim sources still in manuscript. Sets are fairly common in institutions, but rarely encountered on the market.
Weil (1808-1889) was born in Sulzburg in Baden, and was originally destined for the rabbinate, but at a young age found that he had little taste for... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94297
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Promise you won't publish anything I say under the anaesthetic?"
c. 1968Lying on the operation table, a patient asks his masked surgeon, surrounded by theatre nurses, to respect his anonymity. Perhaps used to illustrate a review of Christiaan Barnard: One Life (1969), or another famous surgeon's garrulous reminiscences. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 66924
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "What you need, monsieur, is a complete reform of your constitution."
1958The Algerian Putsch of May 1958, precipitated a crisis in France set in motion the events which would lead to the establishment of the Fifth Republic under de Gaulle. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 66766
EWART, Gavin. Or Where a Young Penguin Lies Screaming.
London : 1977First edition, first impression of Ewart's fifth volume of poetry, together with the publisher's proof, extensively copy-edited in blue ink with Ewart's holograph emendations to orthography and typesetting, which were all implemented in the first edition. Signed by Ewart on the title-page in both volumes. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106748
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Well, here's mud in your eye, as they say at the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear Warfare."
1958The Direct Action Committee against nuclear war (DAC) was a pacifist organization formed in 1957. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows,... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 66779
[REEVE, Sophia.] Holiday Annals, interspersed with Tales & Poetical Pieces, for Young People.
Norwich : [1820?]First edition of this scarce collection of stories and lectures presented in the form of one family's conversation during the Christmas holidays. Holiday Annals imagines the Davenport family regaling each other with short stories, lectures on university Chemistry experiments, poetry readings, and observations on wildlife over the course of several wintry... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 117692
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.
1934A fine and longish letter in which Fitzgerald discusses Seldes's edition of Ring Lardner, a possible evening of one-act plays, and reviews of Tender Is the Night: "Just read the Lardner collection First and Last. At first I was disappointed because I had expected there would be enough stuff for an omnibus and I still feel that it could have stood more... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 44748
GERSHWIN, George. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.
New York : 1927Appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to Friede - at the time vice-president at Boni & Liveright, later cofounder of Covici-Friede, publishers of Radclyffe Hall, Wyndham Lewes, Nathaniel West and Steinbeck, later still husband of M.F.K. Fisher - Gershwin regrets that due to an absence from New York,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130229
FLEMING, Ian. Archive of his correspondence with Edith von Morpurgo, an Austrian girlfriend.
London : 1934-5A fine correspondence revealing the typically tempestuous relationship, with hints of sadomasochism, between the young Fleming and his Austrian girlfriend, Edith Maria Thonet (née von Morpurgo) (1904-1988). Her father was the aristocratic Viennese architect, Robert Guido Elio Freiherr von Morpurgo (1872-1941); her mother was the actress Lucie Laval... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 88362
DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 90111
MAILER, Norman. Ancient Evenings.
Boston : 1983First edition, first printing. Dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Danielle, and to think that you were fifteen when I began this. All my love, darling, Dad". Additionally signed by the recipient, Mailer's daughter Danielle. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 80576
LEYBOURN, William. Panarithmologia,
London : 1693First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular ready reckoner which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
"Over the 17th century, the market for the separate... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129734
CAIN, James M., & Gilbert Malcolm. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.
[N.p.] : First edition, first printing. Scarce, with OCLC showing six copies only and no copy in auction records. During the First World War, Cain, the future author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, etc., served with Malcolm in the 79th Division, a unit raised at Camp Meade in Cain's home state of Maryland in 1917. The 79th... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 99729
(HAYEK, Friedrich August von.) FINER, Herman. Road to Reaction.
London : 1946First UK edition of this socialist counterblast to Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, by the British Fabian socialist Herman Finer (1898-1969). Finer christens Hayek's treatise "The Reactionary Manifesto", and calls it "the most inopportune offensive against democracy to emerge from a democratic country for many decades".
The UK edition was preceded by... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140167
(BRADFORD.) WELCH, T., Major & C. Turley-Smith. Brigadier-General R.B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.
1929First edition, one of just 50 copies printed on japon. No copy on COPAC, no copy in BL, not in IWM, a single copy (Calgary) on OCLC. The four Bradford brothers were the sons of a Durham colliery owner. Three were killed in the war; two won the VC, the only brothers to do so; and the third won the MC. The survivor Thomas Bradford was awarded the DSO... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 67912
(DAHL, Roald.) JAQUES, Faith. Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
1972–3The complete set of original artwork by Faith Jaques for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, comprising all 60 published pen-and-ink drawings and the strikingly attractive wraparound colour cover design, extensively annotated by her, including queries for Roald Dahl. Faith Jaques (1923-1997) was commissioned to create new illustrations for... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 133005
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee,
Dundee : 1909-10Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 71650
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey. Watcher in the Shadows.
Boston : 1960First edition, first printing. Ernest Hemingway's copy of Watcher in the Shadows, inscribed by him on the head of the front panel of the dust jacket, "bjo - Bath Robe Missing, EH. Wed & cable Mary - Buy Medicines - collect Pollo". Additionally inscribed on the front flap, "To Ronda, gas 346 pesetas." In the summer of 1960 Hemingway travelled alone to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118528
ZINSERLING, Vladimir. Oroshenie na Amu-Darie [Irrigation on the Amu Darya].
Moscow : 1927First and only edition, just 2000 copies, rare, no copies traced on OCLC. Immensely detailed logistical study towards large-scale irrigation schemes for the agricultural exploitation of the extensive steppes of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This copy a superb association copy inscribed in purple ink on the title page by the author: "To Academician S.G.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 121726
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 batches... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 33768
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From various individuals.A collection of Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher, from various individuals and institutions.
i) John Stapylton Habgood, Archbishop of York (1983-95), 1985. With a reproduction of a portrait of himself on the front cover, and the printed message on the interior "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year from The Archbishop of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123848
(WILHELM II.) MAIRET, Philippe. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 122974
HAWKINS, Joseph. A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa,
1797Second edition, same year as the first. Complete with the frontispiece showing "the Author relating the History of his Travels," which is often lacking. Recommendations from Benjamin Rush ("I feel myself indebted to you ") and Dr. Felix Pascalis-Ouvrière, vice-president of the Chemical Society of Philadelphia, and president of the Philadelphia College... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 68972
WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.
Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey : Sunday [?12 November 1922]An exceptional letter connecting two of the key figures of the English modernist movement, here in their capacity as publisher/editors in the annus mirabilis of modernist publishing. Virginia Woolf writes to T. S. Eliot, addressing him familiarly as "Tom", on Hogarth House stationery towards the end of 1922, the year in which the Woolfs began to run... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 126655
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 print... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 126210
LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
Montreal : 1986First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book later that year, under the same... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 131133
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels. Die heilige Familie, oder Kritik der kritischen Kritik.
Frankfurt : 1845Rare first edition of Marx's first published book, written when he was only 26. It is also the first book written in collaboration with Engels. In 1844, the first year of their friendship, Marx and Engels decided to write a critique of their former associates of the Young Hegelian school, whose views were still very popular in academic circles. Taking... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 129813
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's life with Gertrude Stein in Paris, The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is considered the counterpart to Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) which had catapulted Toklas to fame.
Harper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133986
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, notorious for its inclusion of the "Hashich Fudge" recipe on p. 259 that was given to Toklas by Brion Gysin, and which was expurgated from the US edition, published two days later.
Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's life... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 140900
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.
1842Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137058
(SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.
Berlin : 1957First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 135953
(BIBLE; English; Authorized version.) The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
"John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
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
(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
BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
London : 1940-1967This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125175
(SCOTT, Walter.) REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
Lyon : 1595Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 123052
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Holograph revisions to the typescript short story "A High Wind-less Night in Jamaica" by his lover Jane Mason.
Havana (?) : c.mid-1930sRemarkable survival that memorialises Hemingway's infatuation with the young and glamorous socialite Jane Mason, who was to become the model for the character of Helene Bradley in To Have and Have Not (1937), his last experimental work from the Key West years. The couple first met in the autumn of 1931, when Hemingway and his wife Pauline were... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 109126
MÜLLER, Fritz. Facts and Arguments for Darwin.
London : 1869First English edition, first impression, of Müller's explication of Darwinian evolution through the natural history of crustaceans. This copy is from the library of Darwin bibliographer Richard Freeman with his ownership inscription and annotation on the front free endpaper verso, "R. B. Freeman, 1967, Translation of Für Darwin, 1864, Published on... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 128977
FINLAY, George. A History of Greece from its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time B.C. 146 to A.D. 1864.
Oxford : 1877Publication originally began in 1844, this is "a new edition, revised throughout, and in part re-written, with considerable additions by the author". A history of the Greeks by a prominent British philhellene. While at university in Göttingen Finlay (1799-1875) came into contact with enthusiasts for the movement to liberate Greece from Ottoman rule,... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135051