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WALEY, Arthur. Further poems by Po Chu-I, and an extract from his prose works, together with two other T'ang poems.
[London] : A rare offprint, Copac records only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford); OCLC adds 2 locations at University of California. David Garnett's copy, inscribed at the head of page 96: "David Garnett, May 1919". An appealing Bloomsbury Group association copy, Garnett later included Waley in Great Friends: Portraits of Seventeen... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 103471
(BLAKE, William.) CHRISTIE'S. The Famous Collection of Works by William Blake, the property of the late Graham Robertson, on Friday, July 22, 1949.
London : 1949Two copies, one in wrappers and one in boards, of the sales catalogue for perhaps the greatest sale of William Blake material since the Linnell sale of 1918. These copies come from the library (the wrappers copy signed by him on the front wrapper, the boards copy unmarked but from the same provenance) of Patrick Macleod, who was Secretary of the William... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 105686
COLLINS, Cecil. The Vision of the Fool.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Alex Comfort with best wishes from Elisabeth and Cecil Collins. September 19th, 1947. Cambridge". A fine provenance: Alex Comfort (1920-2000), physician and writer, achieved international fame with his bestselling The Joy of Sex (1973); he was... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 70965
BILLING, Archibald. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
London : 1867First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems and coins. A lecturer at the... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 109013
REXROTH, Kenneth (ed.) The New British Poets.
[Norfolk, Conn.] : First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to fellow poet Theodore Weiss and his wife Renée: "For Renée & Ted Weiss in memory of a memorable weekend - Nov 48, Kenneth Rexroth" (front free endpaper). Ted and Renée Weiss edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly sixty years, publishing the works of William Carlos Williams, Wallace... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 107186
(MILLER, Henry.) HOUGHTON, Claude. Hudson Rejoins the Herd.
1939First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To T. J. Hoyer, Claude Houghton", below that, in pencil, "For Henry Miller with respect and in friendship, Larry Goldberg 9.2.64". Miller was a great admirer of Houghton and this novel in particular, writing in his literary memoir The Books in My Life that Houghton,... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 69506
(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
CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
London : 1844First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112176
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
MALKUS, Alida Sims. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
Chicago : 1937First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julia F. Carter on the half-title verso, "For Miss Julia Carter, with warm appreciation of her kindness. Alida Malkus Cincinnati Nov. 5 1937." Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 93380
FOWLER, Gene. Trumpet in the Dust.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, fine presentation from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Ring Lardner what a sap I'd be to try to tell you what I think of you and your work - you know... Gene Fowler April 3, 1930". A major association. Fowler met Lardner when the two men joined Damon Runyon as writers on Hearst's paper The American.... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 50429
BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.
Clairvaux : 1975First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115053
DE ANGELI, Marguerite. The Door In The Wall.
Garden City, New York : 1949First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, 'For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.' Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 89564
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 three... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313
SMITH, Edward E. The Vortex Blaster.
Hicksville, NY : 1960First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the publisher on the front free endpaper, "To my friend Marty Greenberg - with the hope that this new relationship of publisher and writer will make even deeper the friendship that has lasted so long, Edward E. Smith, PhD". Smith originally worked as a food scientist, and became... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 82267
BLAKE, William. Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.
Clairvaux : 1974First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 558 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page being watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy derives from the Trianon Press... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 115056
JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
London : 1888First edition. "While primarily a work of exploration and adventure in Somaliland, the author does partake in a few hunts for kudu, lion, and assorted antelope near the River Webbe. Once while stalking rhinoceros, he came within a few feet of one but was unable to see it due to the heavy growth of mimosa before it made its escape. The coloured plates... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 60741
STAPLEDON, Olaf. A Modern Theory of Ethics.
London : 1929First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A. M. Carr-Saunders, with compliments from W. O. S. 3rd February 1929". A Modern Theory of Ethics was Stapledon's first published work of prose, based on the thesis for his PhD in philosophy awarded at the University of Liverpool in 1925. The recipient,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 87348
BYRON, Robert. The Road to Oxiana.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian at University College, London... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 79960
(LONGLEY, Michael.) Love Poet, Carpenter.
London : 2009Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the life... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, of one of the author's most influential works, his sociological study of religion. "In his last great work, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, Durkheim gave his most compelling demonstration of the structuralist method, tracing relationships between social organization, religious beliefs, and such fundamental... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114093
(KEMBLE, Fanny.) LEIGH, [Chandos], Lord. Poems, now first collected.
1839First edition. Presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Mrs. Fanny Kemble with Leigh's kind regards. 15th January 1872." Inscribed to the great actress by her son-in-law. Bookplate of Butler Place, the suburban Philadelphia home of Kemble and her husband Pierce Butler, which passed to her as part of the settlement of their 1863 divorce.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50872
HOLBERG, Ludvig. Three Comedies.
London : 1912First edition in English. Holberg was a Dano-Norwegian essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright of the 18th century. He has been described as "the Molière of the North" and the "father of Danish literature," and was one of Ibsen's favourite authors. Holberg is particularly noted for the satirical comedies that he wrote for the Danish Theatre... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 46923
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
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
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
BROPHY, John. Flesh and Blood.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. With the extensive presentation inscription of the book's dedicatee to the front free endpaper, "My dear Walter de la Mare, It is not sheer vanity that leads me to send you this book, but the feeling that you will value and enjoy its beauty and its subtlety, to say nothing of its fun. Yours Conal O'Riordan 7th February... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 60310
GREENE, Graham. England Made Me.
New York : 1935First US edition, first printing. A major association copy, inscribed by Greene in unusually warm style on the front free endpaper, "In thanks for the pleasure I got from 'Swami & Friends' & with the very best wishes for its success from Graham Greene"; below is the signature of the recipient, the great Indian writer R. K. Narayan (19062001). Swami... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 68284
GRAVES, Robert. Fairies and Fusiliers.
London : 1917First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from Graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not due to merit, but to the extraordinarily... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 96758
DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.
Geneva : 1862First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate and official autograph... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 110889
CIXOUS, Hélène. Le Prénom de Dieu.
Paris : 1967First trade edition, service de presse copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Raymond Federman avec amitîé Hélène Cixous". The recipient was French-American novelist, essayist and Beckett critic Raymond Federman (1928-2009), who edited a number of Cixous's critical essays on Beckett. At the time of the inscription... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 61763
LAWRENCE, T. E. Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers;
Mount Vernon, NY : 1933-6First and only editions, presentation copies, each inscribed by Rogers to his friend and confidante Henry L. Bullen, the librarian of the Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company. The First volume, limited to 200 copies only, was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy; the second set and printed by... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 74490
CONRAD, Joseph. Tales of Unrest.
London : 1898First edition. A significant association copy that commemorates the literary and personal friendship of Conrad and his editor at Unwin, Edward Garnett (1868-1937): with Garnett's ownership inscription at the head of the title page and with a few marginal pencillings, presumably in his hand. "In 1894 Garnett accepted Joseph Conrad's first book, Almayer's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 100470
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
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
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
SHAW, George Bernard. Selected Passages.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures - on this most pleasant evening".... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103503
WAUGH, Evelyn. Waugh in Abyssinia.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Anthony Powell, inscribed by the author "Tony from Evelyn" on the front free endpaper, with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association copy, linking two of the great novelists of the 20th century. "Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell had seen just enough of... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 103162