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KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works.
London : 1974Limited edition, one of 515 copies. A superb copy of the Basilisk Press facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the second volume providing insight into the Press, the work, and its illustrations. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135767
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
MACHEN, Arthur, as Leolinus Siluriensis. The Anatomy of Tobacco:
[London] : 1884First edition of Machen's first book, "an imitation of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), addressing the pleasure of smoking" (Denisoff), after which his publisher hired him as a sub-editor, and later cataloguer.
Machen had published a poem, Eleusinia, in 1881 when he moved to London and was "trying unsuccessfully to enter... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 135987
DAHL, Roald; JAQUES, Faith (illus.) Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
1972–3The complete set of original artwork by Faith Jaques for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, comprising all 60 published pen-and-ink drawings and the strikingly attractive wraparound colour cover design, extensively annotated by her, including queries for Roald Dahl. Faith Jaques (1923-1997) was commissioned to create new illustrations for... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 133005
MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere.
Portland, ME : 1896First Mosher edition, one of 925 unnumbered copies finely printed on Van Gelder paper, this copy in beautiful condition in a superb Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding. Morris's influential Arthurian poems were first published as The Defence of Guinevere, and Other Poems in 1858.
Thomas Mosher (18521923) was a major contributor to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139080
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking Glass.
New York : 1932 & 1935Signed limited editions, Through the Looking Glass signed by the original "Alice", Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Wonderland signed by the typographer and binder Frederic Ward, as issued; numbers 868 and 366 respectively, each from an edition of 1,500 copies.
Carroll first told the stories of what would become Alice's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142414
(MOORE, Henry.) CRAMER, Gérald; Alistair Grant; David Mitchinson. Henry Moore. Catalogue of Graphic Work. [Together with signed lithograph].
Geneva : 1973Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in the print medium from 1931 to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 100475
ANDERSON, Anne (illus.). The Fairy Tales of Grimm & Andersen.
London & Glasgow : [c.1930]First Anderson collected edition, originally published as two separate works: Grimm's Fairy Tales (Glasgow: Collins, 1922) and Andersen's Fairy Tales (Glasgow: Collins, 1924). Anne Anderson (1874-1952) was a prolific Scottish illustrator, primarily known for her art nouveau children's book illustrations. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 135851
KINSELLA, Thomas, trans. The Tain.
Dublin : September 1969First edition, one of 1,750 copies printed (one of the 750 for distribution in the USA by Irish University Press).
This strikingly-illustrated and handsomely-produced book sees both Kinsella and Le Brocquy together, executing their most notable work, in doing justice to the Táin Bó Cúailnge (or The Cattle Raid of Cooley), an ancient... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135555
SHELLEY, Mary. Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.
London : 1888A lovely example of Routledge's Pocket Library edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Shelley's pioneering work was first published in 1818. The definitive, expanded, text, which includes a new chapter and the celebrated Preface in which she describes the novel's genesis in the nocturnal storytelling session at the Villa Diodati, was published... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143253
TULLOCH, W. W. The Life of Tom Morris.
London : First edition, first impression. This work was dedicated to Old Tom Morris (1821-1908), "the epitome of the canny Scottish golfer" and "golf's greatest icon", on the event of his 87th birthday (ODNB). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135691
MARSHALL, Frank J. Modern Analysis of the Chess Openings.
[Amsterdam : 1912]First and only edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Kind regards to James Osborne, from Frank J. Marshall, author, Chess Champion U.S.A.", dated 1913. Marshall (1877-1944) was the US Chess Champion from 1909 to 1936, whose "lasting legacy is the pivotal role he played in the development of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141922
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
London : 1910First edition in the scarce jacket, only listing books published prior to 1910 and with the price of 1/- on the spine panel. The first two impressions of this work are indistinguishable. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130717
CHANDLER, Raymond. The Big Sleep.
London : 1939First UK edition, first impression, of Chandler's first book. The work was the basis for the 1946 Howard Hawks noir staple of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, with a screenplay co-written by William Faulkner. The US edition was published earlier the same year. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135842
STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); O'NOLAN, Brian, as Flann O'Brien. The Poor Mouth (An Béal Bacht). A bad story about the hard life.
London : 1975First edition in English, number 109 of 130 copies signed in pencil by the artist at the head of the title page.
"This celebrated satirical work, An Béal Bocht, first published in Gaelic in 1941, is here translated for the first time under the title of The Poor Mouth O'Brien comments mercilessly on Irish life The key-words in this work are... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 135872
GOULD, John. A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains.
London : 1832First edition of Gould's first book, the rare issue with the backgrounds coloured; in a letter to Lord Derby, Gould wrote "You will probably recollect that in my first work... neither the plants or sic Backgrounds were coloured; In order to render the Series of my Publications complete... I have had those parts coloured in the few copies I have left"... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 134609
HOPE, W[illiam] H[enry] St John. The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter.
Westminster : 1901First edition in a handsome binding. Hope was a noted antiquarian born in Derby in 1854. "His increasing reputation led to his election as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1883, and two years later he was appointed assistant secretary of the society, the last to be resident in Burlington House. During the twenty-five years in which... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140529
DUNCAN, Herbert Osbaldeston. The World on Wheels.
Paris : no date First edition, first printing of Duncan's memoirs. This copy is signed by the author and numbered 144 on the half-title.
Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (18621945) was an English racing bicyclist, the founder of several cycling and motoring magazines, and pioneer of the British automobile industry. Credited with having introduced the chain-driven... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135554
VERNEUIL, Adélaïde & Maurice Pillard. The original artwork for Kaléidoscope: ornements abstraits …
Paris : [1923-6]The original, highly finished artwork for the complete suite of pochoirs for the Verneuils' Kaléidoscope, "a masterwork of Art Deco design" (V & A website "The Kaleidoscopic Wonder of Art Deco Prints"). A visually spectacular document of what is widely recognised as one of the most brilliant of the art deco pattern books - a genre which Ray considered... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 132529
MONTAIGNE, Michel de. The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses
London : 1603First edition in English of the Essais of Montaigne, one of the great books of the Elizabethan era and the crowning achievement of its translator John Florio. "His extraordinary skill in the use of alliteration, his ability to embroider and amplify the French original through the addition of English synonyms, his sense of rhythm, his art of turning... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135666
MORRISON, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel, in notably attractive condition. The Bluest Eye "cut a new path through the American literary landscape by placing black girls at the center of the story" and its lasting importance was cited when Morrison received the Nobel Prize for her contributions to literature... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143251
SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.
London : 1685A notably tall and handsome copy of the Fourth Folio, the last of the 17th-century editions of Shakespeare's works, edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627), and with seven plays added by Philip Chetwin (d. 1680), publisher of the Third Folio.
A reprint of the ill-fated Third Folio, this edition was issued by Henry Herringman... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 133696
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.
Brooklyn : 1855First edition of one of the central works of American poetry. Much has been written of the significance of this first edition"America's second Declaration of Independence" to quote PMM. "The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America's cultural memory because in the... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 135889
THAXTER, Celia. An Island Garden.
Boston and New York : 1895Second edition, with an autograph letter signed from the author and dated 6 August 1880 reading: "Gentlemen: Will you kindly send me a copy of sayings of Epictetus, the small, vest-pocket edition, with bill for same & oblige, yours truly, C. Thaxter, Appledore, Isles of Shrals sic Off Portsmouth, N. H." tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and a manuscript... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135708
LEVAILLANT, François. Histoire naturelle des perroquets.
Paris : 1801-05First edition in the preferred folio format of this celebrated work, which stands in the front rank of ornithological books; a quarto version was issued at the same time. The very fine colour plates are by Jacques Barraband, "a superlative bird artist" (Buchanan, p. 97-8), which, apart from their undoubted beauty, display a scientific accuracy that... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 137037
DESCARTES, René. Discours de la Methode Pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences.
Leiden : 1637First edition of Descartes's fundamental work in philosophy and on the method of science. "It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first of modern scientists The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the Middle Ages) that knowledge, if it is... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 134577
GOREY, Edward. Gorey World.
San Francisco : 1996First edition, first printing, number 65 of 150 copies signed by Edward Gorey.
The related material includes:
1. The Fantod Pack (1995) publication flyer, with monochrome illustration on recto and publisher's information on verso.
2. American Book Collector, two issues (May/June and November/December 1985), both... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141503
FEYNMAN, Richard P. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
New York & London : 1985First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by Feynman to Alice Zorthian, daughter of Jirayr Zorthian, Feynman's close friend and artistic mentor, "To Alice Zorthian for Christmas 1985 Richard P. Feynman". Only two other signed copies of the first printing have appeared at auction, neither specifically inscribed to... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 136532
MIKI, Teicki [Teiichi]; TAKAHASHI, Goro; KONISHI, Toyonosuke (ed.). (Nihon Kokon Meika Zukai.) Short Biographies of Emineni [sic] Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times.
Tokyo : Meiji 20 First edition, volume 1, of the biographical instalment of a trilingual publication project celebrating the beautiful land and remarkable people of Japan. The present edition is in English, with a colophon in Japanese.
The editor planned on publishing two works of ten volumes each, in a style similar to each other, each containing ten illustrations.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 136267
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.
Leipzig : 1889 [but 1888]First edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's last great work before his psychological collapse in January 1889, with an excellent association; the heavily annotated copy of Heinrich Köselitz, Nietzsche's amanuensis and most frequent correspondent, and the person responsible for the title of this work, with the surname of his pseudonym, "Gast" (a name... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 126701
PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. Representative American Yachts.
Boston : 1891 & 1893First editions, extremely uncommon. WorldCat lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated, Peabody initially... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 112236
CERVANTES, Miguel de; Jacob Campo Weyerman (trans.) De voornaamste Gevallen van den wonderlyken Don Quichot,
The Hague : 1746An extraordinary example of one of the most significant illustrated Cervantes editions of the 18th century; a fine, large paper copy of the lavish 1746 Hague edition of Don Quixote, each of the 31 copperplates here beautifully illuminated by a contemporary hand and heightened with gold, presented in an elaborately worked Dutch binding.
The grand... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137295
FRY, Roger. Original woodcut Christmas card.
[London : 1912Christmas card design signed "from Roger Fry" beneath the woodcut, with "Christmas 1912" in Fry's hand on the reverse. The image is of Mary holding the child Jesus and the printed text reads "With Best Wishes for Christmas & 1913". The card was likely drawn by Fry and cut and printed by Winifred Gill: "by 1912 Fry had not yet nudged Vanessa Bell into... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131708
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Poetry.
London : 1881First Arnold edition, this copy in a beautiful Ramage binding. John Ramage, one of the most desirable binders of the period, learned his craft in the atelier of Parisian binder Marcellin Lortic before setting up his own business in London in 1863. Arnold's collection of Byron's poetry was influential in establishing Byron's lasting popularity.
At... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142946
MARTIN, George. Playback.
Guildford : 2002Signed limited edition, number 225 of 2,000 copies signed by George Martin, the record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician best known for his work with the Beatles. This is one of 250 deluxe copies and includes a six-CD box set produced and signed by Martin. Also included are two pieces of sheet music by Martin, "The... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136080
(SMITH, Paul.) LAWRENCE, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover.
London : 2006Limited edition, number 347 of 1,000 copies. To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Penguin Classics the firm commissioned five prominent artists to design bindings for limited runs of influential books previously published in the series. The embroidered Paul Smith design for Lady Chatterley's Lover is one of the most popular of the series.... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 133761
GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldrie:
London : 1611First edition, second impression (with the 1611 title page and 1610 colophon), of John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry, which "was to remain the standard textbook on English heraldry until the second half of the eighteenth century, and it is still regularly used by working heralds in the twenty-first century" (ODNB). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141516
(FABERGÉ.) BAINBRIDGE, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe issue, one of 350 copies, 250 of which were released in the UK; a further 1,750 cloth-bound copies were also issued. A richly illustrated account of Fabergé's life and work, written by the manager of the jewellery firm's London shop. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140394
FAULKNER, William. Pylon.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, in uncommonly bright condition. Faulkner began work on what would become Pylon as soon as he returned from a trip to New Orleans to see the Pan-American air races two months after he received his pilot's license. The novel reflects "all the enthusiasm and fascination for aeronautica of the newly-fledged pilot"... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143250
TOUSSAINT, Franz. Grains de Poivre.
Paris : 1927First and only edition, number 420 of 400 copies on Vélin du Marais au filigrane, from a total edition of 450 only.
A fine copy of this work, a classic of the art déco style, by French writer and orientalist Franz Toussaint, and illustrated by Janine Aghion, who worked with art déco forerunner Paul Poiret. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 136268
SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.
London & St Albans : 1888-94 Imperial edition, copy 51 of 100 copies signed by Sander. Published during the heyday of the late Victorian orchid mania, Sander was the foremost authority on the Orchidaceae, as well as the largest grower, maintaining nurseries in England, Belgium, and the United States. He had agents gathering plants worldwide, often dangerous work, and he reports... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 122509
ZOOLOGY. La Ménagerie Royale,
Paris : 1814First edition published under this title, second overall. This work was first published in 1812, under Napoleon's reign as emperor, as "La Ménagerie Impériale." Napoleon abdicated in 1814, to be succeeded by King Louis XVIII, and so the menagerie was reclassified as "royale," prompting Saintin to reissue the book from the same sheets with a suitably... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134214
(SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.
Berlin : 1957First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 135953
THOMSON, John, & Adolphe Smith [Headingley]. Street Life in London. With permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication.
London : First edition, book issue. A work which pioneered the genre of photojournalism. The photographer John Thomson (1837-1921), who had made his reputation with photographic records of his Far Eastern travels, joined forces with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith Headingley (fl. 1870-1920) to document the lives of ordinary Londoners, combining hard-hitting,... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 135678
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : 1866First published edition, with the earlier pale blue endpapers (rather than the more usual dark green).
The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865, but Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with its quality, so he suppressed the whole edition of 2,000 copies. The book was entirely... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 136032
JEROME, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat.
Bristol : 1889First edition, first issue, with the requisite issue points: the imprint reading "Quay Street", with no street number, 37 titles listed in the Bristol Library advert, and Prince Prigio advertised as "Ready in October" on the rear pastedown. Three Men in a Boat is a humorous account of a two week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston-upon-Thames... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 129571
COBDEN-SANDERSON, T. J. Ecce Mundus.
[London] : 1902First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To J. Guttridge from T. J. Cobden-Sanderson" and dated 1902. The recipient was one of the Doves Press compositors who worked notably on the famous Bible, published between 1903 and 1905.... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 136000
MARX, Karl. El Capital.
Madrid : 1886[-87]Exceptionally rare first edition in Spanish, an abridged translation of volume one of Marx's Das Kapital (Capital). Its scarcity is explained by the brittle, poor quality of the paper stock - the same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaper - and its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
Pablo Correa... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130328
EUCLID. Elementa Geometriae.
Venice : 1482First edition of "the oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today" (PMM) and one of the earliest printed books with geometrical figures. The text is the standard late mediaeval recension of Johannes Campanus of Novara, based on the 12th-century translation from the Arabic of Adelard of Bath. The text is preceded by a dedicatory letter by... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 136914
GODWIN, Mary Jane. Dramas for Children.
London : 1809First edition of these educational plays by Mary Jane Godwin (1768-1841), Mary Shelley's stepmother.
Although published anonymously and generally attributed to William Godwin, Dramas for Children was in fact written by Mary Jane Clairmont who, before marrying Godwin, had worked as editor for Benjamin Tabart, publisher and bookseller... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 135586
MACLEAY, Kenneth. Highlanders of Scotland:
London : [c. 1874]Archibald Fraser MacDonald's copy of this work on Highland clansmen in the presentation binding. This copy was specially bound and personalised for Archibald Fraser Macdonald (1842-1890), who was The Prince of Wales's Jäger (or gillie). His biographical notes start on p. 21 and in his portrait (p. 25) he is pictured with a view of the corrie of Lochnagar... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137270
MUN, Thomas. England's Treasure by Forraign Trade.
London : 1664First edition of the bible of mercantilism and the first exposition of the theory of the balance of trade. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun's England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 134494
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, advance review copy (stamped "Recensionsexemplar" on the front wrapper), with a printed slip issued by the publisher Otto Meissner, completed in manuscript two days after publication, inviting the editors of Die Grenzboten to publish a review.
Published in Leipzig, Die Grenzboten: Zeitschrift für Politik und Literatur was one... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 134105
POE, Edgar Allan. Tales.
New York : 1845First edition, first printing, with the New York imprint, one of 1,500 copies issued; this copy with the half-title present.
This collection of 12 tales features some of Poe's most significant fantastical stories, such as the horrific "The Black Cat", which contains "a complementary mixture of supernaturalism and dramatic irony" (Magill, p.... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 136458
(PICASSO, Pablo.) BALZAC, Honoré de. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.
Paris : 1931Limited edition, number 171 of 240 copies printed on Rives paper, from a total edition of 340 copies (of which 65 were printed on imperial japon and signed, and 35 for private distribution and numbered using roman numerals).
In 1926 Picasso was commissioned by the publisher Ambroise Vollard to do a series of illustrations for Balzac's novella... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 136550