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PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.
Geneva : 1944First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 91511
QUESNAY, Francois. Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais.
[Versailles] : 1758One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais.
The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was anonymously published... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 86329
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
MUIR, Edwin, as Edward Moore. We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses.
London : 1918First edition, first impression, of the first book of the Scottish poet, novelist and translator Edwin Muir. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to a Glaswegian friend on the front free endpaper using his pseudonym, "To Mrs Stobo from Edward Moore in memory of many charming hours. 31st May, 1918". Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 67586
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
KORNISS, Peter. A Vendegmunkas, (The Guest Workers).
Budapest : 1988First edition, first printing. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Augusta and Arnold Newman in the hope you will know a bit more about my small country from this book. With warmest regards Korniss Peter Budapest September 12, 1989". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 76021
OLUFSEN, Ole. The Emir of Bokhara and his Country.
Copenhagen : 1911First edition, inscribed by the author on the title page, of this highly detailed and well-illustrated study of the region by the Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society, drawing on the material accumulated during his command of the first and Second Danish Pamir Expeditions, 1896-97, 1898-99, from which he brought back more than 700 artefacts... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 104298
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The Strange Journeys of Colonel Polders.
London : 1950First edition, first impression in the second issue binding (the first issue being black cloth). From the author's library, inscribed as such by Dunsany's wife on the front free endpaper, and dated 1958. In this work Colonel Polder's is put under a spell causing him to live the life of variety of animals, and a short time that of a jinn. Dunsany (1878-1957)... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110365
SENHOUSE, Roger; TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
NAVAL REGULATIONS. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
[London : 1806First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy" (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published the year following Trafalgar. "Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 62707
WILLIAMS, John L, & Son (comp.) 1889-90. A Manual of Investments.
Richmond, Virginia : 1890First edition of the 6th annual Manual of investments produced by the banking house of John L. Williams of Richmond, Virginia, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "George Wayne Andrew with compliments & regards of the Author & acknowledgements for valuable assistance rendered in the compilation of this work. May 1890".
"Our Manual was... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 93439
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Corrected draft typescript, signed, on the Soviet threat.
1931Extensively corrected typescript of one of the articles on European affairs commissioned from Churchill during 1931 for syndication in Hearst newspapers. An astute commentary on European Realpolitik, anticipating the Soviet bloc and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On publication in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 August 1931, the piece was headlined; "Winston... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 80696
HENTOFF, Nat. The First Freedom.
New York : 1980First edition. This copy inscribed to John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet on the half-title; "For John, with great affection, Nat." In his liner notes for the MJQ Complete Prestige and Pablo Recordings, Hentoff described how, "The MJQ combined centuries of the blues with the knowledge of how careful form can make improvisation more meaningful - the... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 81919
REINHARDT, Django. Jazz Hot,
Paris : December, 1936Special holiday issue of this influential French jazz periodical, this copy boldly signed by Django above the photograph of the Quintette. Features numerous photographs of early French and US jazz luminaries - Mezz Mezzrow on the cover, double-page centre spread including Quelques Musiciens Français, Chick Webb, Zutie Singleton, Bud Freeman and Bennie... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 83445
BAUDEAU, abbé Nicolas. Première Introduction à la philosophie économique; ou analyse des Etats policés. Par un disciple de l'Ami des Hommes.
Paris : 1771: Carlsruhe and Paris: Lacombe, 1772.I: First edition of Baudeau's finest economic work, "a compendious statement of Quesnay's views which, for clearness as well as for certain touches of originality, is far superior to anything from the pen of Mirabeau, Du Pont de Nemours, or Le Mercier de la Rivière" (Cossa). Baudeau here brilliantly refutes the Abbé Galiani, whose Dialogues sur le... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 84015
BLOCH, Ivan Stanislavovich. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.
Berlin : 1898First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 85050
GOLD, Robert S. A Jazz Lexicon.
New York : 1964First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sandy & Susan Radner, my 'boss' boss and his 'boss' 'wife' crossed out, 'old lady'- Bob Gold." Gold was a lecturer in English at NY University; "For the December 1957 issue of American Speech, an academic journal, Gold had written "The Vernacular of the Jazz... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 85621
MOORE, Henry - SWEENEY, James Johnson. Henry Moore.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this important monograph. Presentation copy from Moore, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". The recipient may be the British art critic Eric Newton (1893-1965), a personal friend of Moore and a champion of his work; Newton became a household name in Britain in the 1950s largely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 87773
TUPINIER, Jean Marguerite, Baron. Observations on the Dimensions of the Ships of the Line and Frigates in the French Navy.
London : 1830First edition in English of a French study which first appeared in the Annales Maritimes in 1822, "it was also printed by order of the French Government at the Royal press, for distribution among its own functionaries" (translator's preface). In emulation of this principle of limited distribution, a note verso of the title reads, "It is requested that... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 102411
NIELSEN, Kay. Original watercolour: "List, ah list to the zephyr in the grove."
1913An original watercolour, signed and dated "Kay Nielsen 1913" in the lower left corner, for In Powder and Crinoline, a collection of seven fairy tales chosen by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This watercolour illustrates the story "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks" and appears at p. 52: "Nielsen shows in his development a fancy so delicate and an outlook so original... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111943
FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
Alexandria : 1922First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112539
WAUGH, Evelyn. A Handful of Dust.
London : 1934Uncorrected proof copy of what is "now widely regarded as Waugh's masterpiece" (ODNB). A Handful of Dust is "a satire on the collapse of civilized values, concentrating on the barbarism of contemporary sexual mores and divorce" (ibid.). Just one other proof copy has been traced at auction, that being Waugh's own, with his manuscript corrections, and... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 87399
IONESCO, Eugène. L'homme aux valises.
Paris : 1975First edition thus, first impression. Out-of-series copy from an edition of 55, inscribed by the author "A H. Gene Blocker, avec toute ma sympathie, Eugène Ionesco" on the half-title. With two typed letters signed from Ionesco to Blocker, who was professor of philosopher at Ohio University; the letters discuss the possibility of a lecture series in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 107744
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Autograph letter signed, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."
[Switzerland : c.1930-31]Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Switzerland, where Zelda was being treated at a clinic. Fitzgerald thanks him for a cheque: "just emerging in company with Zelda from the biggest muddle we ever got into Zelda is so near well that its now a question of a few weeks - but she had a damn narrow escape from permanent neurasthenia or worse. We have... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 44744
HARRISSON, Tom. Savage Civilisation.
New York : 1937First US edition, same year as the UK first. Uncommon, Harrisson's first book of anthropology based on the work of the Oxford expedition to the New Hebrides, for which he was officially the ornithologist; "When the rest of the Oxford party left Santo Island for home in 1934, Harrisson got to Malekula, where cannibalism was still widespread. Unarmed,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 51720
BÖHM-BAWERK, E. von. Kapital und Kapitalzins.
Innsbruck : 1884-1889Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College Library in Newcastle, and... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 97505
SHAW, George Bernard. Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.
[London] : 1886First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 73696
WAUGH, Evelyn. Inscribed postcard.
Dursley, Gloucestershire : 2 April 1950A postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87382
SWIFT, Graham. [His first seven books, all inscribed to his parents:]
London : 1983-96Reissues, each volume inscribed by Swift on the title page. All volumes but two inscribed "To Mother & Al the name by which he called his father", to whom Ever After is also dedicated. Ever After and Last Order inscribed to Swift's mother only. "His mother Sheila Irene (née Bourne) had grown up in slightly more prosperous Upper Sydenham, while his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 88958
BRANDT, Bill. Camera in London.
London : 1948First editions, first impressions, both issues (the preferred case-bound issue and the wrappered issue); presentation copy of the wrappered issue, inscribed by the photographer on the title page, "To Julia Trevelyan Oman, from Bill Brandt", and with her bookplate to the front free endpaper. Oman (19302003) was one of the most celebrated theatre, television,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104253
ROBBE-GRILLET, Alain. Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir.
Paris : 1974First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Robbe-Grillet's erotic ciné-roman, inscribed by the author "Pour Jean Baptiste Baronian, bien cordialement, Robbe-Grillet" on the half-title. Baronian (b. 1944) began his literary career as an editor at Editions Marabout before publishing his first novel, L'un l'autre, in 1971: "prélude à quelques... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 52030
GREAVES, Walter. Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler in front of the Thames.
London : [c.1875]Whistler moved to 7 Lindsey Row, Chelsea, in March 1863. Among his neighbours were the Greaveses, a family of Thames watermen. Walter and Henry Greaves (1844-1904) became his guides on the river, pupils, and devoted assistants in the studio. Walter and Henry themselves had been painting from their earliest years, probably starting by doing heraldic... Learn More£40,000.00
Stock Code: 75289
JACOBS, W. W. Deep Waters.
London : First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf. The printed dedication reads, "To my friend Arthur Waugh" and the inscription continues "with affectionate regards, W. W. Jacobs. 29 Aug 1919". With Arthur Waugh's bookplate to the front pastedown. Waugh was a prominent author and literary critic, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 72979
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
GERSHWIN, George & Ira. Strike up the Band.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. A superb association copy inscribed for Newman Levy by both George and Ira, with quotations from the show: "He's a man of very high degree, not low - but high!" with a sketch by Ira of a man bowing.
The recipient, Newman Levy, was a lawyer who graduated from New York University in 1911, Assistant District Attorney... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 70729
DOUGLAS, Norman. Looking Back.
London : 1933First and limited edition, first impression, number 36 of 535 numbered copies signed by the author. "Douglas published Looking Back in 1933, a discursive, leisurely autobiography drawing upon material accumulated over several decades, and brought out as a two-volume limited edition of 535 copies under the guidance of Charles Prentice, his friend and... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 105292
GRAND TOUR DIARY - NELSON, John Horatio. Grand Tour diary.
1846-47An entertaining Grand Tour diary, chatty and discursive. John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was great-nephew of the hero of Trafalgar, the second son of Thomas Bolton, who changed his surname on becoming the 2nd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He took holy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 114065
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself."
The present copy has the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313