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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
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139270
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127332
BURNS, Robert. The Works.
Edinburgh : 1877-9First William Scott Douglas edition, a very fine edition, well printed on superior paper, and here abundantly extra-illustrated. The edition is described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139102
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3A very attractively bound library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122423
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
Paris : 1831An elegantly bound copy of Byron's poetical works. The French binder Joseph Thouvenin (17901834) was well-known for producing bindings in an "historical" style.
Galignani's Paris editions of the English poets were piracies (he also pirated Crabbe, Hazlitt, Washington Irving, Thomas Moore, Walter Scott, and Southey among others), but carefully... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140256
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Works,
Edinburgh : 1843First collected edition of Bentham's works, compiled under the supervision of his disciple and editor, John Bowring, assisted by John Hill Burton, who wrote the lengthy "Introduction to the study of Bentham's works". The collected works were first issued in 22 parts, at 9 shillings each, between the years 1838 and 1843. "The Works are not complete,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126241
BORROW, George. The Works.
London : 1841-74First editions. A finely bound set of the author's principal works, being The Zincali (1841), The Bible in Spain (1843), Lavengro (1851), The Romany Rye (1857), Wild Wales (1862), Romano Lavo-Lil: Word-Book of the Romany (1874). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 102083
BYRON, Lord. The Works.
London : 1823First edition thus, published the year before Byron's death, here with the dramatic suite of illustrative plates by Richard Westall. Byron was a great admirer of Westall's work, on seeing his illustrations for Don Juan, he remarked; they 'are quite beautifulthe drawings are superbthe brush has beat the poetry'. Later engraved armorial book plate to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140968
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
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
BROWNING, Robert. Selections from the Poetical Works.
London : 1887An appealingly bound copy of Browning's poetry, published two years before the poet's death, when he was at the height of his fame. The collection gathers many of his best-known poems from across his career. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142591
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
BLATCHFORD, Mary Edgecumbe. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.
Boston and New York : 1898 and 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
BROOKE, Rupert. Works.
London : 1916-8First UK editions, first impressions. An attractively bound set of Brooke's works:
i) John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama first written by Brooke in 1911-2 for the fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, John Webster was first published in the US four days before its UK publication.
ii) Letters from America the first US edition... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121533
(BROOKE, Rupert.) Rupert Brooke: fragments now first collected some being hitherto unpublished.
Hartford : 1925First edition, number 67 of 99 copies, of this collection of Brooke's fragmentary works. The collection mostly comprises verses written by Brooke into books that subsequently fell into the publisher's hands, "the publication was not authorized by Mrs. Brook" (Keynes). Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129591
(BAUM, L. Frank.) Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Silver Princess in Oz.
Chicago : 1938First edition, first printing, first state "A" binding with spine illustration of Handy Mandy's face. The 31st Oz book, one of the works. Scarce in such good condition. Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 99736
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Clairvaux : 1960First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136923
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.
London : 1778A handsome edition of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625), in a lovely period binding. This edition is edited by George Colman the elder and includes a preface written by the playwright James Shirley, who edited the first edition published in 1647. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 138426
(BURNEY, Fanny.) JOHNSON, R. Brimley. (Ed.) Fanny Burney and the Burneys.
London : 1926First edition, first impression. Additions to Madame d'Arblay's diary, letters by Susan Burney, a journal of the Worcestershire Burneys, and a selection of the works of Dr Burney, his children and grandchildren. Plates, the frontispiece being a photogravure reproduction of an allegorical sketch by Edward Burney. Ownership signature on front pastedown.140492... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 81598
BENTHAM, Jeremy - HALEVY, Elie. The Growth of Philosophical Radicalism.
London : 1952Fourth edition in English (first English edition published in 1928), with C. W. Everett's Bibliography of Bentham's works at the end (pages 522-546), and an index. Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 103802
BARTH, John. The Floating Opera.
New York : 1956First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. With an inserted typed letter signed from the author to a professor at the University of Cincinnati: "Dear Mr. Godshalk, I know J. B. Cabell's works only at second hand; have never been curious enough, despite several critics' comparisons, to know them at first. So But good luck with the seminar.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 51810
BILLING, Archibald. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
London : 1867First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems and coins. A lecturer at the... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 109013
BOWLES, Jane. In the Summer House.
New York : 1954First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "I love you very much - and you are very very bright - I wish that I was like you Janie". From the library of the academic and teacher Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his PhD from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124248
BONAR, James. Philosophy and Political Economy in Some of their Historical Relations.
London : 1893First edition of this study of how economic analysis has been closely influenced by the course of political philosophy. A Scottish civil servant, James Bonar's (1852-1941) other writings include works on Malthus and Ricardo, as well as the catalogue of Adam Smith's Library. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127159
(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
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832First edition of this elemental work in the eventual development of all computational devices. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. It is considered "a turning point in economic writing and firmly established Babbage as a leading authority of the industrial movement" (ODNB).... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133665
BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
Edinburgh : 1806First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.
Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 118450
BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
London : 1885First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.
"The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 82407
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832 [but 1833]Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".
The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140241
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
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Papers relative to Codification and Public Instruction: including Correspondence with the Russian Emperor, and divers constituted Authorities in the United States. [With:]
London : 1817First edition. The Papers contain early indications of a train of thought which was eventually to lead to Bentham's great Constitutional Code and which was to occupy him for the rest of his life. They consist mainly of letters from Bentham, written from 1811 to 1815, offering his own services as a codifier, especially to America and Russia. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101508
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.
London : 1824First edition. "The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the most unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been published in French by M. Dumont" (Preface). A host of fallacies are detected and analysed, for instance the Argument from the Wisdom of Our Ancestors; the Hobgoblin Argument or 'No Innovation'; the Official Malefactors... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101331
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775.
This... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
BRANDT, Bill. Shadow of Light. A Collection of Photographs from 1931 to the Present.
London, Sydney, Toronto : 1966First edition, first printing. Brandt's landmark work covering England in the 1930s, war-time London, portraits, landscapes, and nudes. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142730
BAWDEN, Nina, & Austen Kark. Dear Austen; [together with] Attic in Greece.
London : 2005 & 1995Presentation copies, each inscribed by the author on the title pages. Dear Austen:"To my oldest friend, Jean, from Nina with love. Nina Bawden"; Attic in Greece: "For Jean, this might amuse you in an idle moment. Affectionately, Austen. May 1995." Austen Kark, Bawden's second husband, was killed in the train crash at Potter's Bar, and Bawden wrote Dear... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 104477
BENTHAM, Jeremy. A Treatise on Judicial Evidence, extracted from the Manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, Esq. By M. Dumont, Member of the Representative and Sovereign Council of Geneva. Translated in English.
London : 1825First edition in English of the Traité des preuves judiciaires, Bentham's landmark work on the law of evidence, published as an appendix to the Law Journal, here issued with a separate title page and preliminary matter. The unidentified translator has supplied his own notes in several places. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 96185
BRADFORD, Roland - WELCH, T., & C. Turley-Smith. Brigadier-General R. B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.
[London printed, but Durham : 1929First edition, one of just 50 copies printed on japon. No copy on Library Hub, no copy in BL, not in IWM; a single copy (Calgary) on WorldCat. The four Bradford brothers were the sons of a Durham colliery owner. Three were killed in the war; two won the VC, the only brothers to do so; and the third won the MC. The survivor Thomas Bradford was awarded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 67912
BENSON, Edward Frederic. The Judgment Books.
London : 1895First edition. This supernatural work by Edward Frederic Benson demonstrates his ability as an "important, capable, and skilful Edwardian author of supernatural fiction" (Bleiler). Although best known for the social satires of his Mapp and Lucia novels his "stories of horror and the supernatural have remained consistently popular" (ODNB). This work... Learn More£1,450.00
Stock Code: 120535
GRAHAME, Kenneth; BRANSOM, Paul (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.
New York : 1913First illustrated edition, rare in the dust jacket. The classic work was first published in 1908, illustrated only with a frontispiece. It is published for the first time here with illustrations accompanying the text, by American artist Paul Bransom. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122601
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism examined: Preceded by Strictures on the Exclusionary System, as pursued in the National Society's Schools:
London : 1818First edition. "The format shows that this volume consists of two distinct bodies of work, i.e., one that is the unfinished work on the church written about 1809-1813, the other the stricture on the National School Society, apparently drafted later as an appendix to the Chrestomathia" (Chuo). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 104633
BERRYMAN, John. Galley proofs for The Dispossessed.
New York : 1948The galley proofs for Berryman's Dispossessed, with 12 manuscript annotation, mostly ticks, asterisks and queries of underlined lines. There is some variation between the text of the proofs and that of the printed version, which is unrecorded by Charles Thornbury in his edition of Berryman's Collected Poems (Faber and Faber, 1990). The Dispossessed... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 118709
BRADBURY, Ray. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".
[Los Angeles : 1961 & 1980]Presentation copies of two original manuscripts, both inscribed by the author to his old friend Douglas Menville, the science fiction and fantasy writer.
"So Run the Sands Back Up the Glass" is a corrected typescript dated 1961, and apparently unpublished, inscribed by the author on the recto, "For Doug, with my friendliest wishes - this original... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127474
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury; shewing the Impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary Bargains; in Letters to a Friend.
London : 1816Third edition, first published in 1787. A Protest against Law-taxes was first published alone in 1793, and with Supply without Burthen in 1795. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 101341
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform.
London : 1817First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham advocates here the holding... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 101511
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Draught of a new Plan for the Organisation of the Judicial Establishment in France: Proposed as a Succedaneum to the Draught presented, for the same purpose, by the Committee of Constitution, to the National Assembly, December 21st, 1789.
[London] : March, 1790First edition of the first instalment only, i.e. Bentham's Draught itself, which was "one of the first signs of the conversion of Bentham towards more democratic views; and, in truth, we may readily trace in certain passages of this treatise the germs of many of those luminous ideas which, thirty years later, were to be developed by him so admirably... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 101349
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Gone With the Wind."
c. 1961A man chases his hat and newspaper down the pavement amid the blown leaves and litter of a very windy day. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 67087
BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.
Clairvaux : 1975First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115053
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Indications respecting Lord Eldon, including History of the Pending Judges'-Salary-Raising Measure.
London : 1825First book edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in 1825, and included in Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense minimized, in 1830. This work was described by The Chronicle as "The most daring production that has ever appeared." Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 96186
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Quiet Flows the Don."
c. 1968An Oxford university professor reclines in a punt, cigarette in mouth, while a long-haired undergraduate propels them down the river. Bentley's pencilled caption "Quiet Flows the Don" has been erased. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage,... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 67098
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "It's the wife I'm worried about, not the car; that only 1900."
20 July 1960The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 100814
BERESFORD, J. D. The Hampdenshire Wonder.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, signed by the author facing the title page. The author's first book and a significant work in early science fiction, Beresford's novel was among the first to include a "Wunderkind", a child prodigy enhanced through scientific meddling. Bleiler considers it to be "the first important novel about a superman, and in many... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130366
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Elements of the Art of Packing.
London : 1821First published edition, originally printed in 1810, of Bentham's criticism of English libel law, which he had always detested and which more than once stood in the way of the free publication of his opinions. When the work was written, the law's injustice had recently been made obvious in a series of prosecutions for libelling the Duke of York. The... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 96197
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,
London : 1893First Beardsley edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, this copy in a stunning example of Cedric Chivers's "vellucent" bindings. This is one of a handful executed in this style for this edition, though of the two others we have handled, neither were distinguished by the present green staining to the usually cream-coloured vellum, making this a particularly... Learn More£16,500.00
Stock Code: 140967
BOUCHETTE, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America;
London : 1832First edition of this major early work on the history and development of Canada. Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841) was a Canadian militia officer and loyalist who qualified as a surveyor in early 1791. He initially gained fame in 1815 by publishing an extensive map and catalogue of Canada. This was an early synthesis of information on the region and Bouchette... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 94515