Search results for: 'the selected writings'
(POWELL, Anthony.) AUBREY, John. Brief Lives and Other Selected Writings.
London : 1949First edition thus, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, "Lucy, with love from Tony Powell". The recipient, Lucy Hayes, was "a great love and lifelong friend" of Anthony Powell's father Philip, whom she met in the early 1920s. Violet Powell, reminiscing about Philip, her father-in-law, noted that "he... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126193
SASSOON, Siegfried. The Path to Peace. Selected Poems.
Worcester : 1960First edition, number 411 of 500 copies only. The Path to Peace is a book of religious verse that followed Sassoon's conversion to Catholicism in 1957. The book is dedicated to Mother Margaret Mary McFarlin, the nun who first drew him towards the faith by writing to him out of the blue after sensing a spiritual struggle in his work when reading... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 136712
SYMES, Michael. An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava,
London : 1800First edition of "one of the first detailed accounts of the country written in English. In just over 500 pages, it addressed the history, geography, culture, and economics of Burma" (ODNB). Also notable for the survey of the lower River Irrawaddy, the first reliable chart of it, which was carried out by Symes's colleague Thomas Woods and is illustrated... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 75502
DUANE, William. A Visit to Colombia in the Years 1822 & 1823.
Philadelphia : 1826First edition. Duane (1760-1835), maverick Irish-American journalist and editor of the Democrat organ Aurora, travelled to newly independent Colombia to secure payment for arms and provisions sent to Bolivar's revolutionaries by Philadelphia merchant Jacob Idler, an affair passed over in silence in his important travelogue (such activities had forestalled... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119211
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Bentham's Radical Reform Bill, with Extracts from the Reasons.
London : 1819First edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in December 1819. Bentham wrote another tract, Radicalism not Dangerous, about the same date, though this remained unpublished in the author's lifetime.
Provenance: The Manchester journalist, Archibald Prentice (1792-1857), self-styled "labourer in the interest of parliamentary reform" (DNB XVI, 302)... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 97329
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Marginalia.
Sauk City, WI : 1944First edition, first printing, of selected writings covering the author's entire writing life. The fourth title published by Arkham House, this volume "contains a good deal of work, a good deal of associational data, and a plethora of information about the late great master of the macabre" (Foreword). Included are "The Mysterious Ship", written when... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122073
DE CAMPOS, Haroldo, & Roman Jakobson. Versuchbuch Galaxien. Rot No. 25.
Stuttgart : 1966First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To prof. Roman Jakobson, with all my respect and best regards, Haroldo de Campos, Sao Paulo Brazil 2.10.'66". A fantastic association copy linking one of the greatest concrete poets of the twentieth century with one of its greatest linguists. De Campos used the theories of Jakobson... Learn More£380.00
Stock Code: 59523
[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
HENNELL, Thomas. Poems.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Uncommon, apparently just four locations on Copac. Thomas Hennell may be largely forgotten today, but was seen as a painter in the tradition of Constable, Cox and Samuel Palmer. Carel Weight, Professor of Painting at the RCA describing him as "the greatest water-colourist that England produced in the twentieth century."... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 93013
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