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SHAKESPEARE, William, & others. Collection of 18th-century printings of plays.
London : 1770s-1780sA substantial collection of approximately 120 plays printed in the 1770s and 1780s, including 20 plays by Shakespeare, all printed for or sold by Joseph Wenman of Fleet Street, part of his Theatrical Library (1776-81). The collections includes works from the Elizabethan period to contemporary writers: other playwrights include William Congreve, Henry... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131992
MONK, Thelonius. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072
HOMER - ARNOLD, Matthew. On Translating Homer, Three Lectures Given at Oxford; [together with:] On Translating Homer, Last Words, a Lecture Given at Oxford.
London : 1861 & 1862First editions of the first published criticism by Matthew Arnold, who was primarily known for his poetry: "Here, taking the translation of the Iliad by F. W. Newman, brother of the theologian, as his main target, Arnold pilloried the tendency of learning to degenerate into antiquarianism and pedantry" (ODNB). From the library of English poet John Drinkwater,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 117142
JOYCE, James, & others. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress.
New York : 1961A very nice copy of this attractive reissue. Our Exagmination was originally published by Shakespeare & Company in 1939. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 88610
SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.
Oxford : 1956-58A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148169
PARES, Ethel Bip (design); BRANDE, Dorothea. Beauty Vanishes.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket by designer Ethel "Bip" Pares, recognised for her work in the science fiction genre and particularly for the jackets for Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 85032
MATHERS, Edward Peter. Zambesia: England's El Dorado in Africa,
London : 1891First edition. Author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "Frank Taylor Esq. With the author's compliments". Essentially a much needed collation of all known information regarding the area that became Rhodesia and, as such, the work went through several editions. "There is a full account of the Mashonas and Matabeles, and also... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 125011
WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
London : 1814First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford, occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for the Gentleman's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor.
In 1811 he sailed to India and China with... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 142461
SCHULTZ, Theodore W. Investment in Human Capital.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, Schultz here summarizing a decade of his work in the field. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, Schultz was a pioneer in the study of human capital, a concept long associated with the Chicago School of economics. For Schultz, investing in human capital, whether for a country, internationally, or as a business,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149346
HOLDSWORTH, Ethel Carnie. This Slavery.
London : 1925First edition in book form, first impression, a rare survival of Holdsworth's best-known work, "a combination of Marxist-feminist rhetoric and adaptation of the popular rags-to-riches romance" (Goodridge & Keegan, p. 324). It first appeared in print as a serialisation in The Daily Herald (October 1923) and, like all of Holdsworth's fiction, was published... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130069
HOMER, Hesiod, & others. Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli.
Geneva : 1566First edition. "This is unquestionably Estienne's typographic masterpiece" (Schreiber). Estienne's edition of the Greek epic poets based on the collation of the ancient scholia and variants of all available manuscripts "created the basis of the modern vulgate of Homer" (Silver, Ronsard and the Hellenic Renaissance in France). The collection devotes... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 105969
BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
Paris : 1782First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108958
GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
PASTERNAK, Boris, (trans.); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust.
[Leningrad] : 1953First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
Chikovani (1902-1966) was... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132166
CLARKE, Harry (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
New York : Signed limited edition, number 157 of 1,000 copies of the US issue signed by the artist. A further 1,000 signed copies were issued simultaneously in the UK. In a letter to Thomas Bodkin Clarke reported that his publisher regarded the illustrations in this work to be "full of stench and steaming horrors" (Bowe, p. 79). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130719
GRAY, Millicent Etheldreda (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Mabel & Lilian. A Book of Children's Verse.
London : First and limited edition, number 37 of 100 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Millicent Etheldreda Gray (1873-1957) is little known but her charming work here is full of atmosphere; she also illustrated an edition of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 110552
RUTHERFORD, Ernest, James Chadwick, & C. D. Ellis. Radiations from Radioactive Substances.
Cambridge : 1930First edition, first impression, in the notably uncommon dust jacket. Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was a pioneer in the study of nuclear physics, the discoverer of the structure of the atom and the first scientist to split the atom. This work updates his 1913 work Radioactive Substances and their Radiations (a concise account of the whole subject of... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 131167
FITZGERALD, Percy Hetherington. Twickenham.
London : 1893A lovely vignette style lithograph of the west London suburb of Twickenham, taken from the work entitled 'London City Suburbs as they are Today', well illustrated throughout by William Luker Jr. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 72483
BRENNEMAN, George W., & others (illus.) Favorite Folk-Ballads.
New York : 1889First edition. This work, reviewed in The Dial as "a rather pleasing volume", consists of the lyrics of four songs with accompanying sheet music: "The Old Folks at Home", "Annie Laurie", "Kathleen Mavourneen", and "When the Swallows Homeward Fly". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 124880
MERIAN, Matthew. Messina.
1688Beautiful town plan of the port of Messina and its defences as seen from the sea with many boats in the harbour, title on top edge. Matthaus Merian's Topographia was a vast work, originally published in 21 volumes in 1640, remaining in print until 1730. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 53368
MERIAN, Matthew. Lauretum.
1688Beautiful view of the pilgrimage town of Loreto, from a nearby hillside, showing the town walls and the basilica. Loreto is famous for the house of Mary that was brought back from the Holy Land in the late 13th century. Matthaus Merian's Topographia was a vast work, originally published in 21 volumes in 1640, remaining in print until 1730. Learn More£245.00
Stock Code: 53370
ARNOLD, Matthew Essays in Criticism.
London and Cambridge : 1865First edition, first issue, presentation copy inscribed "From the Author" in the hand of the publisher on the half-title. This is the first of Arnold's two influential Essays in Criticism, published by Arnold as Oxford Professor of Poetry. The second was published in 1888. The subjects in this work include Heinrich Heine, Pagan and Mediaeval Religious... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 115429
THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. By a margin the author's scarcest novel. A thriller published in very small numbers by a publisher with whom Theroux had never previously worked and would never work thereafter. Of the small handful of copies we have seen this is one of just two which had escaped institutional libraries. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33192
SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy Faujas de. Voyage en Angleterre, en Écosse et aux îles Hébrides;
Paris : 1797First edition of this account of Saint-Fond's (1741-1819) travels to Britain in the year 1784, with important observations on the geology of northern England and Scotland, most notably his recognition that Fingal's Cave was a volcanic formation, which had gone unnoticed by Joseph Banks. The work also includes anecdotes of Banks, John Whitehurst and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127675
PETRIE, William Matthew Flinders. Gizeh and Rifeh.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of the richly illustrated thirteenth volume in the Egyptian Research Account Publications series. William Matthew Flinders Petrie was especially known for the accuracy of his surveying. He was a pioneering Egyptologist, founding the journal Ancient Egypt, and teaching numerous influential archaeologists such as Margaret... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148208
SOUTHEY, Robert, as Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella. Letters from England.
London : 1807First edition. The work of an imaginary Spanish traveller, Letters from England was written by Robert Southey as a satire on the peculiar customs of 19th century English culture; his targets range widely, taking in the weather, industrial capitalism, and the English language.
Writing as Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella, Southey describes how "England... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 145819
SMITH, Catherine A. N. Half plate tintype.
840 Broadway, New York : [c.1870s-90s]A notably unusual tintype photograph, very informally composed, of three elegantly dressed women in hats and fur clothing by New York photographer "Mrs C.A.N. Smith", who specialised in ladies' portraits. Each of the women gaze in different directions; their positioning, and the uneven framing of the image, is unorthodox; the photograph's edges are... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 131611
ZEILAU, Theodor. Fox-Expeditionen i Aaret 1860
Copenhagen : 1861First and only edition; an important and attractively illustrated work on the British survey of the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland in conjunction with the laying of the North Atlantic telegraph cable.
The steam yacht Fox, purchased and fitted out by Lady Franklin, had most famously been used during McClintock's search for the Franklin... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127072
MONK, Thelonious. Inscribed album cover for Criss-Cross.
Los Angeles : 1963Boldly signed in full on the upper part of the front cover "Good Luck always Mrs Tiejen, Thelonious Monk." We believe the recipient was Marian Tietjen (1920-2013), who "during her teenage years... worked as a waitress in La Grange Texas and, in her spare time, played piano in her father's jazz band... Many people who visited Swiss Alp Texas throughout... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123055
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
Hammersmith : November 1906 & June 1910First Doves Press editions, each volume one of 25 copies on vellum.
The subject of Faust preoccupied Goethe for most of his life. He began a play on the theme as early as 1773, at first probably concentrated mainly on Faust's disgust with academic learning and on the shallowness of university life. He worked it up into the love tragedy (the so-called... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 145189
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets.
London : 1917First edition thus, limited edition, number 41 of 100 copies only with an original drawing by Bairnsfather. This copy has an interesting provenance with pencilled on the front free endpaper "Keep in memory of Frank Houlton Putnam ('Happy') 51st Canadian Highland Division 1914-1918".
In February 1930, Putnam's (1892-1930) obituary read "Mr. Putnam... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148880
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
Paris : 1828First edition of Gérard de Nerval's translation of Faust, subsequently used by Berlioz for his La Damnation de Faust. This is one of Nerval's earliest works, which he translated when still in his early twenties, and helped to establish his reputation. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144339
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
PETHERICK, Edward Augustus, compiler. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:
London : First edition of bookseller, publisher, bibliographer and book collector's 3,000 item priced catalogue of Australiana. In 1865, the English-born Petherick (1847-1917) started collecting titles for a catalogue or bibliography of Australia but temporarily abandoned the project in 1870 to focus on reorganising the bookselling firm that he worked for, George... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 118564
HUSSERL, Edmund - LITT, Theodor. Individuum und Gemeinschaft. Grundlegung der Kulturphilosophie.
Leibzig & Berlin : 1926.Third, revised edition, from the library of Edmund Husserl, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, subsequently in the library of his co-worker and assistant, Ludwig Landgrebe. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131949
HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-88First editions, first impressions, of the full set of Field Day pamphlets, each signed by their respective authors, published by the theatre company credited with developing Irish Studies and stimulating Irish literary and political culture during the 1980s and 1990s. The authors are Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane (who contributed two pamphlets),... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116991
NOLHAC, Pierre de, & others. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
Paris : 1897-1906First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111444
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 101 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130733
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).
"The... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143836
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 513 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 139233
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SPENSER, Edmund. The Works.
Oxford : 1930Shakespeare Head Edition, number 183 of 375 sets printed on handmade paper and bound thus, with hand-coloured woodcuts by Hilda Quick. The edition, with the text newly prepared, is one of the Press's crowning achievements, this being a particularly appealing unopened copy. A further eleven copies were issued on vellum.
Hilda Quick (1895-1978)... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142984
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 650. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 141237
FIRBANK, Ronald. The Works.
London & New York : 1929First collected edition, number 33 of 235 sets. "One of Ronald Firbank's last acts before his death in 1926 was to ensure an edition of his collected works. It was a project dear to his heart. His hope - and expectation - that Brentano's would bring out such an edition was dashed by several things: Brentano's disinterest in an American issue of Caprice... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 63370
JONSON, Ben. The Works.
London : 1875An attractively bound late reprint of the Gifford edition of Jonson's works, originally published in 1816. "Gifford's editorial work as a textual scholar is accomplished. He produced various editions of English dramatists Gifford's most notable textual work was on Jonson, of whom he was a fierce partisan. His edition contains forthright attacks on... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 104284
JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.
Oxford : 1825A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122841
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.
The author wanted a set that... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 147024
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Works.
London : 1834An early pirated collection of Shelley's works; the "most interesting" and "the most fully corrected of all the pirated texts" (Taylor, pp. 26-28). Mary Shelley was able to use the existence of such pirated editions to persuade Sir Timothy, Shelley's father, to allow her to publish her own authoritative edition.
The annotation to the front of... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146153
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-31The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time In a 'General Preface to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125755
WALLER, Pickford (illus.); WALLER, Edmund. Songs and Verses selected from the Works of Edmund Waller.
Shaftesbury : 1926First, and only, edition of 150 copies, this number 7 of 25 "on handmade paper with the ornaments printed in red". This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Marie Corbett con amore Pickford Waller", together with a large floral decoration in the style of those to the text. Selection of works by his 17th-century kinsman attractively decorated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 121684
ACKROYD, Peter; Kevin Stratford; Graham Walker. The Works.
No place : [c.1970]-71-73First editions, first impressions, of these three early Ackroyd publications.
The Works is Ackroyd's first appearance in print, Ouch is his first solo publication, and London Lickpenny, one of 500 copies only, was his second solo publication. All three works come from the library of Martin S. Golding, librarian and director of English studies... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140689
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
London : 1973-76First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
The Centenary... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 129564
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
New York : 1903The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103856
KEATS, John. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.
New York : 1938-39The Hampstead Edition, number 268 of 1050 sets, the best collected edition of Keats's works, here one of a smaller number of sets issued in half morocco (most issued in cloth), retaining the rare glassine jackets. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141381
BRITISH POETS - PARK, Thomas (ed.) The Poetical Works of John Scott and T. Warton.
London : 1808 & 1805First edition of volume 39 of the antiquary and bibliographer Thomas Park's (1759-1834) The Works of the British Poets series, attractively bound. John Scott of Amwell (1731-1783) was an anti-militarist Quaker poet, while the historian, critic, and Poet Laureate Thomas Warton (1728-1790) campaigned to get his lifelong friend Samuel Johnson his MA degree... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 146233
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
ROBINSON, W. Heath (illus.); RABELAIS, François. The Works.
London : Third Heath Robinson edition. The works of Rabelais illustrated by William Heath Robinson were commissioned by Grant Richards and first published as two large quarto volumes in 1904. Heath Robinson "chose a grotesque style which emphasized the earthiness of the epic while overlooking the bawdy" (ODNB). The resulting book became one of the illustrator's... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 102201