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GONZALES, Babs. I paid my dues. Good times - no bread.
East Orange, N. J. : 1967First edition of Babs's self-published life, hipster, bopster, as "Ram Singh" exotic chauffeur to Errol Flynn, self-publicist. This copy inscribed inside the upper wrap, "Hey Gray! Stay La! La! Gonz 75". Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 88231
GUISCHARDT, Karl Gottlieb. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires
Berlin : 1773True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 104149
GRAY, John Henry. Walks in the City of Canton.
Victoria, Hong Kong, : 1875First edition, extremely uncommon, COPAC locates just 5 copies - BL, V & A, Cambridge, Durham and Leeds, SOAS has only the 1974 reprint. Gray presents a guide-book offering seven detailed itineraries for walks taking in sights around the city, with references linking back to the substantial text providing the historical, social and "ethnographical"... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90820
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. A Theory of Price Control.
Cambridge : 1952First edition, first printing, of the author's first major work. Drawing on his experience as head of the Office of Price Administration (OPA), Galbraith argues that price control is an overlooked but necessary part of all anti-inflation policies, and that "the theory of control is fated to become one of the expanding universes of economics" (Foreword,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 142104
GEORGE, Henry. Progress and Poverty:
San Francisco : 1879First edition, first issue, the limited "Author's edition", one of 200 copies privately printed, this copy in a variant binding of blue cloth and with the scarce advertisement leaf asking that no reviews be printed, which we have never handled before. Unable to sell his manuscript, George turned to his friend, the printer William Hinton, who published... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 128697
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. A Theory of Price Control.
Cambridge : 1952First edition, first printing, of the author's first major work. Drawing on his experience as head of the Office of Price Administration (OPA), Galbraith argues that price control is an overlooked but necessary part of all anti-inflation policies, and that "the theory of control is fated to become one of the expanding universes of economics" (Foreword,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 131188
GREENE, Graham. The Bear Fell Free.
London : 1935First edition, signed limited issue, number 230 of 285 copies signed by the author, of which 250 were released for sale. This work was one of a series of 12 short stories edited by John Hackney, and "makes extensive use of 'stream of consciousness' techniques". Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 119797
GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco. Comedie;
Venice : 1582First edition of this collection of comedies by the Florentine poet and playwright Anton Francesco Grazzini, called "Il Lasca", (1503-1584), who was an important practitioner of the commedia erudite, the 16th-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro Bembo. These are robust comedies... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 113446
GRAVES, Robert. Good-bye To All That.
London : 1929First edition, first impression, first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done and a second... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135796
GLASPELL, Susan. A Jury of Her Peers.
London : 1927First separate edition, one of 250 copies signed by the author. Provenance: from the library of "Ellery Queen", with, loosely inserted, a statement of provenance from the bookseller Douglas Dannay (dated 1991), son of Frederic Dannay, co-creator of the pseudonymous "Ellery Queen". Queen's Quorum notes that "Susan Glaspell had written a one-act play... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 106151
GRAVES, Robert. Good-Bye To All That.
London : 1929First edition, first impression, first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact on pp. 341-43. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138767
GILPATRIC, Guy. Half-Seas Over; Mr Glencannon of the S.S. Inchcliffe Castle; Scotch and Water.
London : 1931-1932-1935First editions, with the first two volumes later issues in the cheaper remainder binding and the jackets marked at 3/6; the third volume is a first impression. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 105525
GOYON DE LA PLOMBANIE, Henri. La France Agricole et Marchande.
Avignon : 1762First edition of this economic utopia. Published anonymously, as were many of Goyon de la Plombanie's works. Foreshadowing the effects of increased production on society, the results of industrialisation, urban migration and overcrowding, he proposed the use of cartography to document natural borders and indicate ownership and the improvement of road... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 93463
GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire.
London : 1903A very attractive set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 140457
GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
London : 1848A very attractive set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 139271
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
GERSHWIN, George & Ira. Strike up the Band.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. A superb association copy inscribed for Newman Levy by both George and Ira, with quotations from the show: "He's a man of very high degree, not low - but high!" with a sketch by Ira of a man bowing.
The recipient, Newman Levy, was a lawyer who graduated from New York University in 1911, Assistant District Attorney... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 70729
(GRAND TOUR DIARY.) NELSON, John Horatio. Grand Tour diary.
1846-47An entertaining Grand Tour diary, chatty and discursive. John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was great-nephew of the hero of Trafalgar, the second son of Thomas Bolton, who changed his surname on becoming the 2nd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He took holy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 114065
GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]
Antwerp : 1977First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on WorldCat, one at SUNY and the other at the National Library... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131065
GERSHWIN, George. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.
New York : 1927An appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to the publisher Friede, Gershwin regrets having been unable to read Philip Barry's new play, but gives permission for his name to be appended to any suitable words of praise the publishers care to use, "as I shall no doubt make the comment you use after reading... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130229
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
(GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.
New York & London : 1899First US edition. This copy is from the library of prominent American author and humanist Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), with her ownership inscription, "Gilman", to the front free endpaper. A lovely association copy between two disparate yet key writers of the period; Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon, which is included in this collection,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130102
GOLD, Robert S. A Jazz Lexicon.
New York : 1964First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sandy & Susan Radner, my 'boss' boss and his 'boss' 'wife' crossed out, 'old lady'- Bob Gold." Gold was a lecturer in English at NY University; "For the December 1957 issue of American Speech, an academic journal, Gold had written "The Vernacular of the Jazz... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 85621
GENNETÉ, Claude Léopold. Nouvelle construction de cheminées,
Liège : 1760Second edition, preceded by the rare Paris edition of 1759. An important work on chimneys and their ventilation: "the latest technology on making chimneys draw properly and preventing smoke in rooms" (Deborah Howard, William Adam, Architectural Society of Scotland, 1990; who also notes that James Adam acquired a copy in Belgium "at the start of his... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 113696
ROBBE-GRILLET, Alain. Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir.
Paris : 1974First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Robbe-Grillet's erotic ciné-roman, inscribed by the author "Pour Jean Baptiste Baronian, bien cordialement, Robbe-Grillet" on the half-title. Baronian (b. 1944) began his literary career as an editor at Editions Marabout before publishing his first novel, L'un l'autre, in 1971: "prélude à quelques... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 52030
GLEASON, Ralph. Jazz, a Quarterly of American Music.
Berkeley, CA : 1968-70First editions; a complete run of this irregular, important, and hard-to-find periodical. One of the most influential voices in modern American music and cofounder with Jan Wenner of Rolling Stone, editor and contributor Gleason was, according to his wife, "not a good writer. He wrote about interesting things." Apart from Gleason, other contributors... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 87873