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BRANDT, Bill. A Night in London.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action; the publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row, and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 114427
(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
BOYLE, Robert. Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica.
London : 1690First edition of "the first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity" (Fulton, p.128). At the end is "A catalogue of the philosophical books and tracts, written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq." (Wing B3928A) at end, which has been marked by a contemporary hand. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 108077
BALLARD, J. G. The Drowned World.
London : 1962Rare proof copy, signed by the author on the title page, with the trial dust jacket (priced 0/0). The first UK edition was the first in hardback and is preferred to the US paperback that preceded it earlier in the same year. A seminal climate change science fiction novel, The Drowned World depicts the year 2145, where global warming has left... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138843
BECKETT, Samuel. Comment c'est.
Paris : 1961First and limited edition, number 4 of 10 copies hors de commerce, inscribed by author on the title page, "pour Alan Clodd, Samuel Beckett. Nov. 72". Alan Clodd (1918-2002) was a noted Irish publisher, book collector, and dealer. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124190
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. Dyavoliada. Rasskazy (Devildom: Short Stories).
Moscow : 1925First edition, first impression, of Bulgakov's first book and the only one printed in the Soviet Union in his lifetime. As well as "Devildom", the stories include "The Fatal Eggs", "13. The house of Elpit Pabkomunna", "Chinese story" and "Chichikov's adventures" (a satire on Gogol's Dead Souls, where the characters from the original novel are... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131768
BRAMAH, Ernest. Max Carrados.
London : 1914First edition, first impression. The first book in Bramah's series of stories with Max Carrados, "a detective of a totally new and unexpected type, for he is blind; but the alluring peculiarity of his case is that his blindness is more than counterbalanced by an enormously enhanced perception of the other senses" (from the dust jacket). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 86236
BEERBOHM, Max. Zuleika Dobson.
1911First edition, first impression. "In 1911 he published to great critical acclaim his only novel, Zuleika Dobson. This fantasy about the beautiful young woman whose visit to Oxford occasions the suicide of all the undergraduates has proved his most popular prose work; it has been the most continuously in print of all his books. An expanded edition,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41557
BURKE, Thomas. Limehouse Nights:
London : 1916First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Grant Richards, novelist and patron of letters. Thomas Burke". Examples in the jacket are rare and we have not been able to trace another inscribed copy. Grant Richards's first novel, Caviare, was published in 1912, followed... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 136021
BAUM, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz Waddle Book.
New York : 1934First edition, first state, with publisher's imprint to the spine. A most unusual toy book; the reader was invited to take the die-cut figures and assemble them into three dimensional models which, when placed on the provided sloping runway, would move or "waddle" down on their own. A very scarce Oz title, this is one of very few known copies containing... Learn More£13,000.00
Stock Code: 98934
BUNYAN, John. The Heavenly Foot-Man:
London : 1708Fourth edition. In 1668 Bunyan "begun to prepare 'The Heavenly Foot-Man', a sermon on the Christian life, for publication. Internal evidence suggests it may have been preached, or at least prepared for the pulpit, late in 1659 or in 1660. Directed to the spiritually indolent, the sermon urges people to repent before the day of grace has passed, a concern... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138643
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
Borges's inscription, using the... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 129496
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita.
London : 1967First Glenny edition, first impression. Although the Glenny translation was beaten to the press in 1967 by that of Mirra Ginsburg, Ginsburg had taken as her copy text the heavy bowdlerized Soviet version. This version is complete and remains the standard English translation of one of the 20th century's literary masterworks. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132074
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
London : 1906Signed limited edition, number 381 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 117385
BERNSTEIN, Leonard. Typed letter signed to Renée Longy-Miquelle; with presentation copies of two of his books, The Joy of Music (1959) [and] The Infinite Variety of Music (1966).
New York : 1945A touching and resonant group, gifts of gratitude from the composer to his former music teacher, Renée Longy, who taught him at the Curtis Institute. The letter, undated but the envelope postmarked 5 January 1945, was written shortly after the opening of Bernstein's first Broadway musical, On The Town.
"Well the show has opened and is a phenomenal... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 50137
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Panopticon; or, The Inspection House: Containing The Idea of a New Principle of Construction applicable to any Sort of Establishment, in which Persons of any Description are to be kept under Inspection: and in particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, M
Dublin printed, London reprinted, & London : 1791First London edition of all three parts of Bentham's famous but abortive Panopticon Penitentiary Scheme. Both the second Postscript and the plates were delayed in being printed and "very few copies of either the London or the Dublin editions have all the engravings According to Bentham, most of the plates were destroyed in a fire at the printer's... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 120454
BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976A wonderful original manuscript poem by Ray Bradbury, showing one of the great imaginations of American science fiction engaging directly and in real time with a major event in space exploration.
In mid-June 1976, Ray Bradbury, author of the Martian Chronicles (1950), was invited to the Disney projection room in Hollywood to witness... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139775