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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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
FLEMING, Ian - CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand. Death on the Instalment Plan.
Lonodn : 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
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
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
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
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
ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.
London : 1939First edition, first impression. The author's own copy, used by him to mark up the errata for correction, most likely for the second edition of 1940. He has annotated the relevant passages in the book with his desired changes, and has additionally noted a few page numbers on the front free endpaper. In this endeavour he was assisted by the economist... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140345
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
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
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Two books from Lovecraft's classical reference library,
New York : 1898-9 and 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
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
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford. Aventures de l'Esprit.
Paris : 1929First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "À Paul Valery, 'Ce n'est pas vivre que vivre sans objections, sans cette résistance vivante, cette proie, cette autre personne, adversaire, reste individué du monde... intelligence rivale, irrépressible - ennemi le meilleur ami, hostilité divine, fatale, - intime.'... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146058
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
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
BURROUGHS, William S. Dead Fingers Talk.
London : 1963Advanced reading copy, later inscribed on the half-title "For Richard Aaron. William S. Burroughs". Aaron negotiated the sale of Burroughs' literary archive to Robert Altmann of Liechtenstein. As recounted in an interview with Eric C. Shoaf, once the sale's contracts were signed, "a button was pushed. In about ten minutes a door in the wall opened and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140218
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Canciones.
Madrid : 1929Second edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to fellow "Generation of '27" group member "Para Guillermo de Torre lo salucha a la distancia, Federico Garcia Lorca", and with de Torre's purple ink ex libris stamp to verso of front free endpaper. A great association copy, connecting Spanish and South American literary circles.
Lorca... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 143185
ACTON, Harold, & Ch'en Shih-Hsiang (trans.) Modern Chinese Poetry.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, in a nice example of the scarce jacket, of Harold Acton's English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry. It includes his introductory survey, and specimens of the works of Ch'en Meng-chia, Chou Tso-jen, Feng Fei-ming, Ho Chi-fang, Hsu Chih-mo, Kuo Mo-jo, Li Kwang-t'ien, Lin Keng, Pien Chih-lin, Shao Hsun-mei,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 136704
ROBBINS, Lionel - WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
Lausanne & Paris : 1936First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". 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... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140622
MALAMUD, Bernard. Pictures of Fidelman.
London : 1983First edition thus, published as part of the collected works of Bernard Malamud. This copy from the library of the author with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Originally published in the US in 1969. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 60992
BECKETT, Samuel - HAYMAN, David. Tristan and Isolde in Finnegans Wake:
[University Park, PA] : 1964Offprint from the journal of Comparative Literature Studies. Inscribed by the author above the title, "For Sam Beckett with warm regards, David". Hayman is a literary critic and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who participated in the publication of Joyce's complete manuscripts, and has also written a number of essays on Beckett's works.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 75881
ROBBINS, Lionel - WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie sociale.
Lausanne & Paris : 1936The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed to him on the half-title by the editor Gaston Leduc: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". 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... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140557
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Threshold.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed on the title page to the Australian science fiction writer "To John Baxter, Ursula K. Le Guin".
The recipient John Baxter was also a science fiction novelist, alongside publishing many non-fiction works on science fiction in film, in a writing career spanning over half a century.
Loosely inserted... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 147784
JOYCE, James - MCLUHAN, Marshall. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
New York : spring 1953Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the front wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995) earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, the subject of his doctoral thesis being James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. His teaching career was spent at the universities of Upsala,... Learn More£520.00
Stock Code: 60922
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
BORGES, Jorge Luis - ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
La Plata : 1906First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short stories in the 1940s, considered... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131513
GOLL, Ivan. Lucifer Vieillissant.
Paris : 1934First edition in French, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the Amazon of Paris, Natalie Clifford Barney, "à Miss Barney ce testament d'un 'individu' en grande admiration. Ivan Goll". This is a press review copy, with "S.P." (service de presse) on the spine. Lucifer Vieillissant was first published in German as Die Eurokokke... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 146077
LORCA, Federico García. Ode à Salvador Dali.
Paris : 1938First edition, first printing, inscribed by both translators on the front free endpaper, "à Francis Poulenc, hommage des traducteurs, Paul Éluard, Louis Parrot", one of the few hors commerce copies, unnumbered as issued, from a total edition of 515 copies.
This copy brings together a nexus of Franco-Spanish network of friendships and affairs... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132463
RIMBAUD, Arthur; VIEILLARD, Roger (illus.) Hommage A Rimbaud.
Paris : 1945First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135463
(TERRY, Ellen.) ROGERS, Samuel. Italy, a Poem; [together with:] Poems.
London : 1842The copies of renowned Victorian actress Ellen Terry, with her signature to each title page and her Winchelsea bookplate (designed by her son Edward Gordon Craig) to each front pastedown; the Italy volume with her note to title page "From Henry - M of V." Henry must be Henry Irving, who played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice alongside Terry (as Portia)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148205
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
BORGES, Jorge Luis - GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.
Buenos Aires : 1926First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine Proa. It was Güiraldes... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130488
POTTER, Beatrix. Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
[c.1896-1911]A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133403
KOTELIANSKY, S. S. (trans.); ROZANOV, V. Vasily. Fallen Leaves.
London : 1929First edition in English, limited issue, number 35 of 750 copies. Inscribed by novelist and translator Sydney Schiff, using his pseudonym Stephen Hudson to fellow translator Edwin Muir, on the second blank, "Edwin Muir, from S. S. (Stephen Hudson) Jan. 1. 30". This is an important association between three friends and contemporary translators: Schiff,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 131322
COPE, Wendy. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to the poet and counterculture figure, Felix Dennis (1947-2014) "To Felix from a poet who enjoys your work, Wendy Cope", and with Dennis's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a lovely association copy. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147945
PITTER, Ruth. Persephone in Hades.
Auch : 1931First edition, first printing, one of 100 copies only, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "To Christopher Hassall. From Ruth Pitter. March 1937".
Christopher Vernon Hassall (1912-1963) was an actor, dramatist, poet, and librettist, who was also a noted biographer of poets Rupert Brooke and Edward Marsh.
Library... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 142939
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
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste.
London : 1933First edition, first state, the Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger's copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Having immigrated to England during the 1930s, Goldfinger became a prominent member of the London-based Modern Architectural Research Group (known as MARS), of which Betjeman was also a member. "The force of Goldfinger's... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123746
SCOTT, Walter - REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
Lyon : 1595Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 123052
KNIGHT, Hilary (illus.); THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise à Paris.
Paris : 1962First edition in French, inscribed by the illustrator "to Elegant, Beautiful, Brilliant Elizabeth Welch from Hilary Knight and ELOISE, April 27th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's sliced cucumber sandwiches and recordings - eaten and... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134525