Search results for: 'JAMES, William'
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".
Provenance:... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 70986
DEAN, James - BAST, William. James Dean. A Biography.
New York : 1956First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 82039
PLUMPTRE, James, ed. One Hundred Fables in Verse;
London : 1825First edition of this collection of fables, including a number by Christopher Smart, William Cowper and the Scottish poet William Wilkie. Educated at the fashionable Newcombe's school at Hackney, James Plumptre (1771-1832), took part in the amateur theatricals that were encouraged there, before going up to Cambridge; he was ordained in 1794. His continuing... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 93146
PAGE, William, (ed.) Commerce and Industry.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, of the comprehensive history of Britain's economy prior to the First World War as recorded by Parliament, written to "afford some assistance to those interested in the reconstruction which necessarily follows the destructive agency of war". This copy was owned by economic historian Sir William James Ashley, who made... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 107045
BLIGH, Lieutenant William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
London : 1790First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 121735
[WHEELER, Anna, &] THOMPSON, William. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men,
London : 1825First edition of one of the most important works in the history of feminism and "one of the classics of early nineteenth-century feminist literature" (ODNB). "No book published before his time on this subject, even the famous work of Mary Wollstonecraft, is at once so broad and comprehensive and so direct and practical as Thompson's Appeal" (Richard... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 102519
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark.
London & New York : 1913First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 78011
PLANTE, David. The Ghost of Henry James.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To William, with love and admiration - and hoping he will forgive me this book. David, March 17, 1970". With errata slip tipped in at copyright page. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 87494
ETCHISON, Dennis (ed.) Lord John Ten: A Celebration.
Northridge, California : 1988First edition, signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 3 of 75 specially bound copies, signed by the contributors: Robert Bloch, Dennis Etchison, James Purdy, Patrick W. Magee, Robert B. Parker, Bruce Francis, James Crumley, Whitley Strieber, Robert Lannes, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, William F. Nolan, Lorri Ziegler, Barry N. Malzberg, Jack... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 105651
TUCKER, Beverley. The Principles of Pleading.
Boston : 1846First edition. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1748-1851) was a strong proponent of states' rights and pro-slavery positions, who, upon taking up his father's old post as professor of law and government at the college of William and Mary, enthused his students with his fiery southern nationalism and secessionist rhetoric. However, his broad approach to legal... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114660
FRASER, James Baillie. Journal of a Tour through part of the Snowy Range of The Himala Mountains,
London : 1820First edition. Fraser came as a merchant to Calcutta in 1813 and remained in India until 1820. In 1815 he spent some time with his brother William, a political agent to General Martindale, in the Himalayan region. In June 1815 Fraser penetrated almost to the source of the Ganges, reaching the shrine of the Mother Goddess, Ganga Mai, at Gangotri. Thinking... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 18914
FLECKER, J. E. Letters to Frank Savery.
London : Signed limited edition. Number 58 of 80 copies signed by James Elroy Flecker's wife Hellé, who edited this title and wrote its foreword, as well as the two illustrators, Claudia Guercio and Randolphe Schwabe, and the publisher, Cyril William Beaumont. Contained in this volume are the letters the British poet sent to his oldest friend, Frank Savery,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 94293
MILLER, Henry, and others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-1977Complete 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
WHISTLER, James McNeill. Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet and the Butterfly.
Paris : First and limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. "Early in 1894 Whistler painted a small portrait of Lady Eden (Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow), and her husband, Sir William Eden, sent 100 for it, which Whistler banked. Whistler exhibited the picture in Paris but refused to deliver it,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 104607
CROYDON, Edward (publ.) A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;
Teignmouth : 1817First edition, a superior copy in red morocco, with the bookplate of John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury.
Fisher was "a highly cultured prelate, a generous patron of both authors and artists, and a capable sketcher; he was chaplain to the Royal Academy in 1807 and helped to set up the British Institution the previous year. For the last twenty-five... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100333
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), this set untrimmed and uncommon thus. "Although the Nile was Bruce's main objective, as a polyglot, diplomat, artist, and amateur scientist, he imagined advancing all areas of learning, and in many ways he succeeded. He recorded detailed descriptions of the people,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
WALTON, Isaak. Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.
London : 1858Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe travelled to South Africa in... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 95258
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 46705
RIBEMONT-DESSAIGNES, Georges (ed.) Bifur.
Paris : 1929-31First editions, limited issue. A complete set of the Surrealist-inflected, avant-garde Parisian art and literary journal, issued between 25 May 1929 and 10 June 1931. Each volume is numbered: the first four volumes were printed in an edition of 3,000 copies, volumes 5 to 7 one of 2,000 copies, and volume 8 was one of 1,700 copies. Established by Pierre... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 107785
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
VERELST, Harry. A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal:
London : 1772First edition. Harry Verelst (1734-1785) succeeded Robert Clive as Governor of Bengal in 1767 and held the post until his resignation in December 1769. Verelst's policy with regard to Bengal was to maintain Clive's dual system, upholding the native government under East India Company control rather than fully asserting British sovereignty. Verelst found... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123984
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726The true first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, published on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes. Two superficially similar but distinct octavo editions followed in quick succession: the second (eccentrically designated AA by Teerink) sometime in the middle of November, and the third edition (Teerink B) in December.
"The... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 102756
JAMAICA; AMERICAN JUDAICA. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781This extremely scarce almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews.
The calendar appears on the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
DUNCAN, Adam, Viscount. A Collection of contemporary materials commemorating Admiral Lord Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown.
[1797-c.1800]A fascinating and unusual collection, offering insight into the construction and presentation of the fame of an undeservedly neglected naval hero; "One sailor wrote of him 'They can't make too much of him. He is heart of oak; he is a seaman every inch of him, and as to a bit of broadside it only makes the old cock young again."
As the French... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 44566
LAUREL, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson). A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.
[Los Angeles] : 1927-35A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 65988
HEPPLEWHITE, Alice. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide;
London : 1789Second edition, revised, of one of the great pattern books of the 18th century, first published in the preceding year, this printing adding an extra plate.
"In 1788 Isaac and Josiah Taylor published The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide... In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were filling a yawning gap. The plates were issued in... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 33768
FANTASY PRESS. Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,
Oxford : 1952-62An exceptional complete collection of the publications of the Fantasy Press, Oxford, including scarce early works of poetry by Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Cecil Rich, Anthony Thwaite, Adrian Mitchell, and many others. The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 118719
CONRAD, Joseph. The Nigger of the "Narcissus".
London : 1898First UK edition of the novel "generally regarded as Conrad's first masterpiece" (Drabble, p. 700), presented here in a handsome binding; it was originally published in America as The Children of the Sea (1897). The title character, and the book's hero, is James Wait, a West Indian sailor. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 38338
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