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STEADMAN, Ralph; THE TONSILS. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
[No place] : 2002A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103951
THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY. Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-52First editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 116863
CATHER, Willa Sibert. The Troll Garden.
New York : 1905First edition of the author's first prose work (succeeded only by April Twilights, a 1903 poetry collection). With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather, Lincoln, August twenty-sixth, 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of W. L. Westermann: William Linn Westermann was a fellow member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 26021
KATIP ÇELEBI; HERBELOT, Barthelémy d'. Bibliothèque orientale.
The Hague : 1777-79First published in 1697, this revised and expanded edition of d'Herbelot's monumental work is "generally considered the best" (Arcadian Library, p. 238), containing supplements by J. J. Reiske, "undoubtedly the best Arabist in Germany" (ibid.), Leiden professor H. A. Schultens, and other pre-eminent 18th-century orientalists. The Bibliothèque orientale... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 117606
MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP, Barthélemi. Histoire générale et particuliere du visa fait en France.
The Hague : 1743First edition of one of the rarest texts in economics: the detailed account of the operation of the Visa, which was brought into operation after the downfall of John Law to investigate the profiteers of the Mississippi bubble, to improve the financial position of the state, and to penalise the financier class. The Visa was similar to the Chambre de... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 84108
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After.
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Library Hub, to which WorldCat adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
MILLER, Henry, & others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-77Complete set of first and signed limited editions, each volume numbered and signed by the author. The works were issued in different limitations of between 50 and 250 copies, with most limited to between 50 and 100 copies. The set comprises works by: Will Baker, Clayton Barbeau, Peter Beagle, William Benton, Ray Bradbury, Edwin Brock, Raymond Carver,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 111064
MACINNES, Colin - WEATHERSON, Alexander (illus.) Dust jacket design for City of Spades.
London, : 1957An original drawing used for the cover design of MacInnes's novel City of Spades. The book is the first in a trilogy known as the London novels based on the nature and cultural importance of youth and black subcultures.
Born in Nottinghamshire, Alexander Weatherson (1930-) finished his art education in London at the Royal Academy Schools and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50270
MONK, Thelonious. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonoius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072
JOYCE, James, & others. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress.
New York : 1961A very nice copy of this attractive reissue. Our Exagmination was originally published by Shakespeare & Company in 1939. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 88610
SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.
Oxford : 1956-58A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148169
PARES, Ethel Bip (design); BRANDE, Dorothea. Beauty Vanishes.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket by designer Ethel "Bip" Pares, recognised for her work in the science fiction genre and particularly for the jackets for Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 85032
HOMER, Hesiod, & others. Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli.
Geneva : 1566First edition. "This is unquestionably Estienne's typographic masterpiece" (Schreiber). Estienne's edition of the Greek epic poets based on the collation of the ancient scholia and variants of all available manuscripts "created the basis of the modern vulgate of Homer" (Silver, Ronsard and the Hellenic Renaissance in France). The collection devotes... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 105969
GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. By a margin the author's scarcest novel. A thriller published in very small numbers by a publisher with whom Theroux had never previously worked and would never work thereafter. Of the small handful of copies we have seen this is one of just two which had escaped institutional libraries. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33192
FIRBANK, Ronald. The Works.
London & New York : 1929First collected edition, number 33 of 235 sets. "One of Ronald Firbank's last acts before his death in 1926 was to ensure an edition of his collected works. It was a project dear to his heart. His hope - and expectation - that Brentano's would bring out such an edition was dashed by several things: Brentano's disinterest in an American issue of Caprice... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 63370
JONSON, Ben. The Works.
London : 1875An attractively bound late reprint of the Gifford edition of Jonson's works, originally published in 1816. "Gifford's editorial work as a textual scholar is accomplished. He produced various editions of English dramatists Gifford's most notable textual work was on Jonson, of whom he was a fierce partisan. His edition contains forthright attacks on... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 104284
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-31The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time In a 'General Preface to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125755
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
New York : 1903The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103856
ROBINSON, W. Heath (illus.); RABELAIS, François. The Works.
London : Third Heath Robinson edition. The works of Rabelais illustrated by William Heath Robinson were commissioned by Grant Richards and first published as two large quarto volumes in 1904. Heath Robinson "chose a grotesque style which emphasized the earthiness of the epic while overlooking the bawdy" (ODNB). The resulting book became one of the illustrator's... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 102201
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 68521
COLLINS, Wilkie. The Works.
New York : [c.1890]Only collected edition, rare, of the collected works of Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), novelist, playwright, friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. A handsomely bound set. Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 99778
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908-22First collected edition of Wilde's works, limited to 1,000 sets on handmade paper, including For Love of the King: a Burmese Masque, a play supposedly by Wilde but in fact forged by the Irish author Mabel Cosgrove.
The texts for this edition were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author. Copyright in The Picture of... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 103391
CONRAD, Joseph. The Works.
London : 1921Signed limited edition, number 347 of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume 1. The definitive collected works of Conrad, including his own notes on his writings prepared especially for this edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 125724
GALSWORTHY, John. The Works.
1922-36The Manaton Edition, the first collected edition of Galsworthy's works. One of a limited edition of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. Very handsomely bound. Learn More£5,950.00
Stock Code: 68429
FIELDING, Henry. The Works.
London : 1882.A handsomely bound set of the works of Henry Fielding, edited and with a biographical essay by Leslie Stephen, the literary critic and father of Virginia Woolf. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies for sale in Europe and 250 copies for sale in the US. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 68476
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works.
New York : 1901A handsomely bound set of the Thistle Edition, complete as issued, and containing the author's novels, satirical sketches and letters. The present edition was issued in 24 volumes from 1895 to 1899 and comprises 22 volumes of Stevenson's works with 2 volumes of his letters. Three more volumes (Stevenson's biography and more of his letters) were published... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 102346
SMITH, Adam. The Works. With an Account of His Life and Writings by Dugald Stewart.
London : 1811-12First edition of the complete collected works of Adam Smith, with a biography of the author by the Scottish philosopher and mathematician Dugald Stewart. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 107885
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
RICHARDSON, Samuel. The Works...
London : 1811First collected edition of the author whom Jane Austen "knew... by heart" (ODNB); Anna Laetitia Barbauld called him "the father of the modern novel of the serious or pathetic kind". The editor was Dublin-born Edward Mangin (1772-1852), of Huguenot origins, a contemporary of Southey at Oxford, ordained into the Irish church; he published several volumes... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 26106
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
BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works.
San Francisco : 1886First edition, the complete set of what is still considered by historians to be the most important single source of early Western American history. "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country" (Howes). Although the first title-page is dated 1886, the set was published 1883-90. Vols. 11 and 33 were... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 68597
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1919-20The Mellstock edition, one of 500 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of volume I. The Mellstock is one of the most attractive collected editions of Hardy, printed in a clear and legible type, this set in an attractive binding by the noted Atelier Bindery for Charles Scribner's Sons.
At Hardy's suggestion the edition was... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 105784
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Collected Works.
London : 1886First edition, large paper issue, one of 25 copies only on handmade paper and bound in four parts. With a pencilled note on the front free endpaper dated March 1887 stating this to have been the first set delivered to the publishers and given by one of them - Albert Ellis - to the writer of the note. It was published simultaneously with the trade edition.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 118716
MELVILLE, Herman. The Works.
London : 1922-24The standard edition, limited to 750 copies. The Standard Edition was published episodically, and includes, among other pieces, the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers that year. Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 71774
PRESCOTT, William H. The Works.
The Aztec edition, limited to 250 numbered sets. A stunning set beautifully bound and well illustrated. Includes his History of the Conquest of Mexico, History of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Conquest of Peru, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, plus his biographical and critical miscellanies. Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 69123
HIRST, Damien. The Acquired Inability to Escape, Divided, The Inquired Inability to Escape, Inverted and Divided and Other Works.
Cologne : 1994First edition, first impression. Published on the occasion of Hirst's exhibition at the Jablonka Galerie, November 12, 1993 to January 15, 1994. Stallabass is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, writer, curator and photographer. His book High Art Lite has become the authoritative account of the YBAs of the 1990s.
Stock Code: 99044
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. The Works.
London : 1750First edition edited by the great Shakespearean scholar Lewis Theobald (c.1688-1744), who "made fundamental contributions to English scholarship and print culture" (ODNB). A handsomely printed edition in a lovely period binding. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 102636
JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.
London : 1820A beautifully bound set of an attractive edition, printed in a large legible type. Arthur Murphy's Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson was first published in 1792.
With an appealing Scottish provenance: ownership inscription at head of title pages, "Mrs Forbes, Echt House", Aberdeenshire. This was the home of James Forbes (1775-1850),... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 24300
FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Works.
London : An attractive library set of this important edition, edited by the "pioneering documentary editor" (ANB) Jared Sparks (1789-1866), originally published between 1833 and 1840. Sparks was known to take liberties with original texts and "corrected ... where he thought Franklin guilty of bad taste or vulgarity" (DAB). The publisher, American Benjamin Franklin... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126630
HARDY, Thomas. The Works. In Prose and Verse with Preface and Notes.
New York : 1920The Anniversary edition. Limited to 1250 sets of which this is number 146. This edition was issued as a celebration of Hardy's 80th year. Unusual in a contemporary binding. Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 17846
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1913-19First editions of Selected Prose and A Critic in Pall Mall; others mixed later editions. An attractively bound set with bookplate of G. S. O. Colthurst loosely inserted in 11 volumes. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94763
JONSON, Ben. The Workes.
London : 1641]First complete collected edition, comprising the second edition of volume 1 and the first edition of volumes 2 and 3. The first volume is a close reprint of the first edition of 1616. The second volume contains the reissued, unsold sheets of three plays published in 1631, which were edited by Jonson and intended to supplement his 1616 Workes. The balance... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 108347
FRUNEAU, René. Collection of six scarce works on navigation, hydrography, meteorology, and astronomy published at Nantes.
Nantes : 1829-33First editions of a group of rather eccentric theoretical papers on a range of matters maritime by an "ancien marin Nantaise", based in his experiences as a ship's captain in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. In his introduction to the first "opuscule" Fruneau insists that he is not seeking patronage (Certes! l'intérêt ni autres motifs n'ont... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 67938
BLATCHFORD, Mary Edgecumbe. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.
Boston and New York : 1898 & October 1906First editions, both inscribed by the author (the second work being the dedication copy) to Caroline Nelson Russell, "with the author's love" on the first blanks, with "Cambridge, June 9, 1905" in the first work, and "Cambridge, October 6, 1906" in the second work. The Story of Little Jane and Me bears M. E. Blatchford's own bookplate, making this her... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83337
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
CONRAD, Joseph. An Outcast of the Islands.
London : 1896First edition, first impression, of An Outcast of the Islands, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. W. T. Hornaday with the Author's most friendly regards. 22 March, 1896". Hornaday (1854-1937) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is credited with the preservation of a number of species including the North American... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 63484
CARTER, W. H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.
Baltimore : 1900First edition, first printing. William H. Carter (1851-1925) served as a mounted messenger for the Union in the Civil War, also serving in the Spanish-American war, the Indian wars and World War One. This is the first of Carter's six historical military works and provides a detailed account of the history and movements of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry, with... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 117512
SUYUTI, Jalal al-Din al-. History of the Caliphs.
Calcutta : 1880-81First edition in English of Suyuti's Ta'rikh al-khulafa'. Fairly common in libraries, but rare in commerce, with no copies traced in auction records.
A prolific polymath, Suyuti (1445-1505) was born in Cairo, where he lived through the final decades of the Mamluk Sultanate. His cohesive and authoritative chronicle of Muslim rulers, from the immediate... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 117609