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BENTLEY, Nicolas. "I do hope, Woodrow, that you won't begin to snake-dance or start shouting Banzai outside Tribune's offices too soon."
1960An eccentric gadfly of the left, Woodrow Wyatt had recently had a falling out with the Labour Party weekly Tribune, for which he had written in the past, over his attack on TGWU secretary Frank Cousins. The "snake-dancing" and banzai references relate to the curious demonstrations which had recently caused the cancellation of President Eisenhower's... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 67322
JOHNSON, Ray. The Paper Snake.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the network of mail art he instigated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 112862
KNIGHTON, William. Forest Life in Ceylon.
London : 1854First edition, scarce, of this fictionalised account of life in Sri Lanka, published hot on the heels of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) and describing the harsh life of the coffee plantation labourers. "One of the earliest and most enduring images of the early coffee planter and his relations with labourers comes from the caricature in a novel, Forest Life... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 110416
(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 115861
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Miscellaneous Poems.
London : 1826First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, appealingly bound with an occult emblem to front board (flaming skull-and-cross-bones, snakes holding a heart, crowned with a crown and star, known by another copy to be that of collector Gilbert C. Elliot) and another bookplate (skull with a worm, initialled DMF). This Benbow... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119978
JOHNSON, Daniel. Sketches of Field Sports as followed by the Natives of India.
London : 1822First edition; a second appeared in 1827. Daniel Johnson (1766/7-1835), surgeon and author, "was appointed assistant surgeon in the Bengal medical service on 22 January 1789. He conducted experiments on snakebite, and later communicated his findings to his fellow Bengal surgeon James Johnson. He was promoted to surgeon on 11 March 1805, and retired... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 114063
WAUGH, Evelyn. Mr. Loveday's Little Outing
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of Waugh's macabre collection of short stories. The cloth binding, in the standard red-and-black snakeskin pattern used for Waugh's novels in this period, was issued as a "Flexiback Binding" with extra reinforcement of rubberised linen tape at the inner hinges. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 77417
BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Histoire Critique des Théories de l'Intérêt du Capital.
Paris : 1902-1903First edition in French of Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien (1884, this taken from the second German edition of 1900), "an exhaustive survey of the alternative treatments of the phenomenon of interest: use theories, productivity theories, abstinence theories, and many more. Most significant in this early work is his devastating... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139981
(BINDING.) CORELLI, Arcangelo. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.]
[London] : [1706-40]A handsome Regency-era presentation binding incorporating a variety of exquisite lyre tools, a suitable binding for one of the most influential opuses of the 18th century: "Within months of their publication in 1700 in Rome Corelli's Sonate e violone o cimbalo had been accepted by the musical work as having a special status. No other collection of sonatas... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 111109
WAUGH, Evelyn. Decline and Fall.
London : 1928First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with love to Maurice & Jane Marston, from Evelyn Waugh", with Maurice's bookplate to the front pastedown. Maurice Marston, "a modestly paid uncle to the world of books", was a partner at the short-lived publisher Leonard Parsons, the first secretary... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 130423
WAUGH, Evelyn. Decline and Fall.
London : 1928First edition, first impression. The author's remarkable first novel, with his own illustrations, in the dust jacket also designed by him. After the book was rejected for indecency by Duckworth's, the publisher of his earlier biography of Rossetti, Waugh offered the manuscript to Chapman & Hall, but he did so while his father, who was the managing director... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 119700
ZABRISKIE, George Albert. Fishermen's Philosophy.
"The Doldrums", Ormond Beach, Florida : 1935First edition, first impression. This is the author's own copy, bound by him, with a collection of related ephemera, including a signed letter by Herbet Hoover, thanking Zabriskie for sending him a copy of this work. Additionally with two newspaper articles pasted to the front free endpaper relating Zabriskie's fishing exploits. George Albert Zabriskie... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130039
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire: Book One, His Majesty's Dragons; Throne of Jade; Black Powder War.
Burton, MI : 2008 & 2009Signed limited editions of 52 lettered copies each. The 3 novels, the first in the Temeraire series, were first published in 2006. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87256
POTOCKI, Count Joseph. Sport in Somaliland, Being an Account of a Hunting Trip to that Region.
London : 1900First edition in English, first published in Polish in 1897, the present edition limited to 200 copies signed by Ward, this copy designated "Presentation Copy No. 4" on the initial blank verso: "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech). Józef Mikolaj Potocki (1862-1922) inherited extensive estates in his native Poland, which... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 126123
WAUGH, Evelyn. Vile Bodies.
London : 1930First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Presentation copy inscribed to David and Tamara Talbot Rice on the front free endpaper: "For David & Tamara with love from Evelyn (published Jan. 14th 1930)." David Talbot Rice was a member of the group at Oxford known as the Hypocrites' Club, along with Waugh, Anthony Powell, and Harold Acton.... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 91174
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249