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JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
VICTORIA, Queen - MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
Lonodn : 1875-80This set inscribed in the first volume by Queen Victoria: "To Lord Methuen In recollection of former happy days and of the marriage of our grandson William of Prussia, from Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle Feb: 27. 1881".
Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper is a folding manuscript letter embossed with the arms of Windsor Castle, addressed... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 135188
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
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, Library Hub records only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford); WorldCat 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... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 103471
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz.
20 November 1940-17 Jul 1967A collection of documents from the archive of Victor Gollancz, the first publisher of George Orwell, regarding the publication of his books. The archive of Victor Gollancz was sold by the firm's parent company in recent years, from whom the material was directly acquired. The contents include carbon copies of letters sent from Gollancz to Orwell and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 131761
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
RUNCIMAN, Steven. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.
Oxford : Scarce original offprint inscribed by the author "with best wishes SR" to the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (1929-2018) a hugely prolific popular historian and television presenter. Runciman and Norwich led very similar careers: both educated at Eton, both dabbling in the Foreign Service,... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139947
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 131760
TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
London : 1870Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136324
MILLER, Henry - HOUGHTON, Claude. Hudson Rejoins the Herd.
London : 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
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
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London.
3 May 1932 - 25 Sep 1972Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, including the original contract for the book. Down and Out was Orwell's memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, and remains among his best-known non-fiction works.
After... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747
BECKETT, Samuel - HAYMAN, David. Ulysses: The Mechanics of Meaning.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1970First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Sam Beckett, from whose first letter to me I quote: 'in Joyce the form of judgement more and more devoured its gist and the saying of all the saying of anything, in a way more consistent with Bruno's identification of contraries than with the intellectualism of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 75895
GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison. From the Jerusalem Diary, dedication copy, and two copies of From the Palestine Diary; together with a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
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
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
LOWRY, L. S. Get Well card with an original drawing by Lowry, together with Three Portraits of the Lowrys.A "get well" card, featuring an original drawing by Lowry for his friend the sculptor Leopold "Leo" Solomon (19191976), also jokingly signed by their mutual friend and fellow artist Martin Levy as "L. S. Levy"; it is acccompanied by the Lowry Commemorative Portfolio, containing three offset lithographs, each signed by Lowry, and the bronze medallion... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 111652
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
RADCLYFFE-HALL, Marguerite. Poems of the Past & Present.
London : 1910First edition, first impression. An attractive copy, in a variant purple cloth, of Radclyffe Hall's third published work. Poems of the Past & Present was dedicated to Hall's lover, Mabel Batten. The collection memorializes their relationship; the first poem, "A Dedication" gives thanks for Batten's love, and the final poem, "Postscript", acknowledges... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131465
EMERSON, Harrington. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency.
New York : 1912First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the refrigeration scientist Mary Engle Pennington: "To Miss M. E. Pennington. 'I learned about - refrigeration - from her.' With the sincere regards of the author, Harrington Emerson, August 28th 1916". Emerson (1853-1931), an influential American business theorist, made significant contributions... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 120873
LUSHINGTON, Franklin, as Mark Severn. The Gambardier.
London : 1930First edition, first impression of this important artillery battery commander's account of service on the Western Front. This an excellent association copy from the library of gunner and military historian Major Archibald Frank Becke (1871-1947), with a letter from the author concerning Becke's, unacknowledged, involvement in the writing of the book,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144528
BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
Woolwich : January 1919First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120865
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
KEYNES, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty.
London : 1922First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany. A nice liberal association copy, Walter Runciman the Younger being a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge who "during the 1920s gradually moved to the right in the sense that he accepted the orthodox Treasury... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 122234
FLEMING, Ian - CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand. Death on the Instalment Plan.
London : 1938First edition in English, first impression, Ian Fleming's copy with his ownership to the front endpaper "Ian Fleming, London 1939," penned the year he was recruited to naval intelligence, a formative experience which prompted his Bond novels.
This association is not obvious given the apparent contrast in the outlook and work of the two writers... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 148733
ROBBINS, Lionel - ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140219
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
QUINE, Willard Van Orman - WIENER, Norbert. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.
New York : 1949First edition, seventh printing (first 1948), presented to the philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine by his mother, inscribed by her on the front free endpaper "To dear Willard from Mom. June 25, 1950". The book originates from a large number of Quine family books, recently dispersed on the market.
Cybernetics, by the American mathematician and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150085
ROBBINS, Lionel - HAWTREY, Ralph George. The Exchequer and the Control of Expenditure.
London : 1921First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper and the note of acquisition in June 1922. Robbins has made several annotations over the first few pages, summarizing the text in the margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140281
SMITH, Adam - ROUQUET, Jean André. The present State of the Arts in England.
London : 1755First edition in English, originally published in French in 1754, written by the Swiss born artist Jean André Rouquet, friend of Hogarth and David Garrick, who lived in London between 1726 and 1750. A brief preliminary discourse is followed by reviews of the various arts in England, not only dealing with painting, but with sculpture, woodcarving, silk... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 86353
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Curse of the Horse Race.
The author's own proof sheets of his contribution to the 1932 work, "Little Innocents". Inscribed by Waugh to Diana Cooper on the reverse of the final leaf, "the Lady Diana Cooper 202", with the author's further annotation adding his age of 7 to the first page.
A very rare, if not unique, individual issue of Waugh's first piece of fiction, written... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 112489
JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language:
London : 1755First edition; an excellent association copy from the library of an admirer, John Myddelton, "the only man, who, in Wales, has talked to me of literature", whose house Johnson visited on his Welsh tour. Johnson dined with Myddelton at his home on Friday, 5 August 1774, in company with Mrs Thrale, who separately noted Johnson's delight at Myddelton's... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 149799
NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
London : 1853First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 122130
HIGGS, Henry. The Physiocrats.
London : 1897First edition, Frank William Taussig's copy, of Higgs's account of the Physiocratic School, originally delivered as a series of lectures at the London School of Economics in 1896. In the same year Taussig had examined the influence of the Physiocrats on English economic advances in his work, Wages and Capital, also published by Macmillan.
"In... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122468
DICKENS, Charles. The Pic Nic Papers.
London : 1841First edition, the copy of Dickens's bibliographer Thomas Hatton, with his bookplate to the front pastedowns. This is a later issue without the incorrect "publisher young" on p. 3 of the introduction and with Palmer as the printer of both volumes. Charles Dickens edited the first two volumes of the work and wrote the introduction as well as The Lamplighter's... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138220
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960, inscribed by the theatre's founder Judith Malina to the owner of the Press: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith."
Malina's inscription further notes that it was inscribed... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
BRADLEY, Francis Herbert. The Presuppositions of Critical History.
London : 1874Scarce first edition of Bradley's first book, with an autograph letter signed on New College Oxford headed paper from the philosopher A. J. Ayer, 9 February 1962, thanking a "Dear John" for the loan of the book - "it is strange stuff, even more 'literary' than his later work. But, as nearly always, he is troubled by genuine problems". This literary... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148987
FLAHERTY, Robert. The Captain's Chair.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Jack Beddington via John Grierson -horn blower and then some! With all good wishes, Cafe Royal, London, August 7 - 1938". An excellent association linking one of the pioneers of documentary film with one of its most notable patrons. The author, Robert Flaherty, is best known... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 75728
FORSTER, E. M. - BENNETT, Arnold. The Old Wives' Tale.
London : 1908First edition, first impression. This copy belonged to E. M. Forster's mother, with her ownership inscription "A. C. Forster Xmas 1909" to the front free endpaper, followed by the author's own "E. M. Forster, Red Cross, St Marks Buildings, Rue de l'ancienne Bourse, Alexandria".
"When the First World War broke out his attitude towards it was... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149801
KEIGHTLEY, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology;
London : 1833First edition, second issue, the first with Keightley's name on the title page, of this influential anthology of fairy tales and lore by the Irish writer Thomas Keightley (1789-1872). This copy comes from the Osborne Library, with the book labels of prominent suffragist and Vice President of the New York Woman Suffrage Association, Eliza Wright Osborne... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 148490
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
London : 1951Personally published by Cherry-Garrard, this is the first edition to include the retrospective Postscript written in 1948. This copy has a poignant association, being inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Reynell in gratitude, 1947 to 1951 from Apsley Cherry-Garrard, October 25th 1951". The recipient was Una Mary, widow of Rupert Reynell, the... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 142508
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
SCHROEDER, Eduard August. Das Unternehmen und der Unternehmergewinn vom historischen, theoretischen and praktischen Standpunkte.
Vienna : 1884First edition of Schroeder's study of the development of enterprise; with the ownership signature to front cover of Friedrich von Kleinwächter (1838-1927). Kleinwächter was an associate of Böhm-Bawerk, Menger, and Wieser. He lectured on political economy and statistics at the University of Riga, before taking up a post as Professor of Political Science... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 150128
SINATRA, Frank - KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
Washington, DC : 1962-63-64First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. An outstanding memorial to one of the most remarkable relationships in modern political history and the two men who stood at the nexus of glamour and power in mid-20th century America.
The relationship between the singer and JFK has been... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135154
LEGGE, J. G. Echoes from the Greek Anthology.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "from J. G. Legge, to Gilbert Murray", the author; this is a great copy with a very fitting association.
Murray (1866-1957) was a classical scholar who taught at Glasgow and Oxford, most notable and celebrated for his proficiency in the language and culture... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 149215
UPDIKE, John. The Centaur.
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author "for James O. Freedman Best wishes John Updike" on the front free endpaper.
James O. Fredman (1935-2006) was an influential American higher-education administrator who studied alongside John Updike at Harvard in 1954. Freedman writes in his autobiography that "the most celebrated student... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128328
ROBBINS, Lionel. The Theory of Economic Policy in English Classical Political Economy.
London : 1952First edition, first impression, the copy of William Beveridge, with his bookplate to front pastedown.
An excellent economics provenance, linking two dominant figures in mid-century British economics: Robbins who led the LSE for three decades and influenced a generation of rising economists, and Beveridge, whose eponymous report laid the foundation... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 149714
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Two books from Lovecraft's classical reference library,
New York : 1898-99 & 1896H. P. Lovecraft's own classical reference copies from his library, each volume with his ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: Greek Civilization with "H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, R.I.", and the Latin Literature volumes with his name and fastidious manuscript shelf marks "16:46 / 525:1" and "16:46 / 525:2". There is also an additional... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 139230
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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326
MOORE, Henry Ludwell. Synthetic Economics.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing; the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 149611
CLUTTON-BROCK, Arthur. Simpson's Choice.
London : 1915First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, this copy is unnumbered but marked "Review Copy", and bears the pencil ownership inscription of the journalist and author Richard Ellis Roberts (1879-1953), to the front free endpaper.
Roberts was "for a few years from 1928, literary editor of the New Statesman, and a relatively undistinguished... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 143062
PLUMARD DE DANGEUL, Louis-Joseph. Remarques les avantages et les desavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, et aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats.
Leyden : 1754Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular work comparing the British and French political economies, this copy from the library of André Morellet, a collection which was largely acquired as reading material during the preparation of his Encyclopédie.
Although it claimed to be a translation, Plumard de Dangeul published... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120792
RUSKIN, John - LORD, William Barry. Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore,
London : 1867First edition, from the library of John Ruskin, with his Brantwood book label, and inscribed on the half-title: "R. Leslie to J. R., if of any use please keep - contains about as much as is known I think". The presentee, Robert Charles Leslie (1826-1901), was a friend and correspondent of Ruskin. "In love of the sea and of animals there was a strong... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 129705
VILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAM, August, Comte de. L'Ève future.
Paris : 1886First edition, inscribed on the half-title "A Edmond de Goncourt. Hommage de son admirateur, Villiers de l'Isle Adam". This is a superb association copy, with a distinguished provenance, of this very scarce and highly unusual symbolist science fiction novel, which popularised the word and concept of the "android".
The recipient was the man of... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 147107
WALRAS, Leon. Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.
Lausanne : 1889Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, of the French economist's major thesis which confirmed his status as the father of general equilibrium theory, first published in two parts in 1874 and 1877 respectively. Soon after becoming a professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne at the age of 36, Walras published Éléments. He... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 117553
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems.
Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire : 1929First Alcuin Press edition, one of 325 sets, this copy is out-of-series, inscribed "specially for Graham and Vivienne Greene, from the printer of the book" on the limitation page, and with author Graham Greene's wife library label to the front pastedown.
This was the first edition comprising what were then Housman's complete published works (More... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149373
DUPUIT, A. J. Etienne-Juvenal. De la mesure de l'utilité des travaux publics;
Paris : 1844 & 1849First edition of Dupuit's two articles, printed in numbers 116 and 207 of the Annales des ponts et chaussées. The copy of the economist Henry Ludwell Moore, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and his extensive pencilled annotations to the articles, mostly in English with some French. The annotations mostly take the form of summaries... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127699
EWERS, Hanns Heinz. Alraune.
New York : 1929First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the illustrator with an original signed drawing in pencil and green pen to the second half-title, signed "for Dunninger, Mahlon Blaine 1936", depicting a demon pulling a mandrake-like woman from a hat.
The recipient Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975) was one of the foremost magicians and mentalists... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123320
JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
London : 1937First UK trade edition, first impression, preceded in the UK by John Lane's limited edition of 1,000 copies. This copy has a wonderful provenance and association.
On the front free endpaper, it bears the bookplate of Sylvia Beach's lending library. On 17 November 1919 Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) opened what would become her legendary bookshop,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 148758