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HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-8First editions, first impressions, of the full set of Field Day pamphlets, each signed by their respective authors, published by the theatre company credited with developing Irish Studies and stimulating Irish literary and political culture during the 1980s and 1990s. The authors are Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane (who contributed two pamphlets),... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116991
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
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-26The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 132753
HOGARTH, William. The Life and Works.
Philadelphia : 1900The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper, Japanese vellum, and papier... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 118680
HIRST, Damien. In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light: Works From Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection.
London : 2006First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper "To Manuel Damien Hirst" with a love heart. The book of Hirst's exhibition of works from his own collection, at the Serpentine Gallery from 25 November 2006 to 28 January 2007. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 133990
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1919-20The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock" of Hardy's fiction, a... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 105784
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1919-20The Mellstock edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock" of Hardy's fiction, a... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 110543
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1919-20The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on a preliminary leaf in Volume 1. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of World War I halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock" of Hardy's fiction, a combination... Learn More£10,500.00
Stock Code: 68715
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1919-20The Mellstock edition, consisting of 500 unnumbered copies, with the first volume signed by Hardy. With the bookplate of James MacLehose (1857-1943) to the front pastedown, engraved by David Young Cameron, a fellow Glaswegian. MacLehose, a publisher and printer himself, was also the son-in-law of Alexander Macmillan, one of the founders of the firm... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 96658
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. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 99044
HUGHES, Ted. What is the Truth? [Together with:] A March Calf.
London : 1995First editions, first impressions, paperback issues. Dedication copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes: "For Olwyn with love Ted October 1995". Olwyn and Gerald, Hughes's brother, shared the dedication of the four Animal Poems books, with these two books being vols. II and III. Hughes was very close to... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 125811
HUGHES, Ted. The Tiger's Bones.
New York : 1974First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, with ten million thanks & love from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie Bennett is a film... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 119990
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777 & 1780First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject" (PMM), here bound with the 1780 Appendix in a particularly attractive contemporary binding from the library of James Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield (1750-1811), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "From... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136194
HOMER. [In Greek:] Works.
Florence : 1488/89]Editio princeps of the writings attributed to Homer, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, two of the earliest, most important and influential works of European literature. "The Iliad and the Odyssey are the first perfect poetry of the western world. They spring fully grown, their predecessors lost, and the magic has persisted ever since. The legends... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 131684
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.
New York : 1952First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket, with the flaps printed in brown and no mention of Hemingway's Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to the rear panel. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait by Lee Samuels. Grissom, however, refutes Hanneman's earlier assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134756
HODGSON, William Hope. The Ghost Pirates.
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Hodgson's landmark work, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "N. Rendall, Esq. from William Hope Hodgson - 'May we be friends e'en though we disagree'. Sept. 21st '09." Rare inscribed, with no other copies traced. Hailed as one of the best novel-length works of supernatural fiction... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 101607
HOWLETT, John. The Guv'nor.
London : 1973First edition. Howlett (1883-1976) was born in Grantham, the child of a carpenter and wheelwright. He apprenticed as a lathe operator, and found work on shaping machines in a car factory and repair shop. Later dabbled as a model aero-engine maker and trainee balloon pilot before, on the eve of the First World War, becoming the general manager of a garage... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 107315
HUGHES, Ted. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.
London : 1992First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125908
HUGHES, Ted. The Iron Woman.
London : 1993First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper within a hand-drawn heart: "For Olwyn love Ted 22nd Sept 93". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 125954
HUGHES, Ted. The Iron Man.
London : 1968First edition, first impression. 6,000 copies were printed, of which the majority we have seen have come from school libraries, making this title perhaps the scarcest of Hughes trade editions. It is however the most popular of all the poet's many works for children, and this novella was subsequently made into both a rock opera by Pete Townshend (1993)... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138689
HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
London : 1992First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the half-title, "For Olwyn, with love, Ted Christmas 1991", together with a large original ornate ink drawing of a fantastical garden. Number XI of 30 copies numbered in Roman numerals, signed and reserved by the author. There were also 250 numbered and... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 125774
HUGHES, Ted. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.
London : 1978First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, lots of love from Ted Feb. 1978". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press with Ted in 1971 to... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 125892
HEARD, Gerald. These Hurrying Years.
London : 1934First edition, first impression; rare in the dust jacket. Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was a British author and philosopher whose innovative works examined history in the context of humankind's evolving consciousness. This book is his attempt to write a "history of our own times" and to determine the underlying causes of modern events. His conclusion, that... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 68865
(HAYEK, Friedrich August von.) Leather briefcase owned by Friedrich Hayek.
c.1965A briefcase owned and used by Friedrich Hayek, dating from the time of his professorship at the University of Freiburg (1962-1968), and showing all the signs of sustained use. Hayek has mounted his business card to the inner lid, as an identificatory label in the event of loss. The briefcase remained in Hayek's possession until his death in 1992, thereafter... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 134840
HOENICH, P. K. Robot Art. Research No. AR10 of the Faculty of Architecture.
Haifa : 1962First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Paul Konrad Hoenich "To Alto Meyer - with friendship - P. K. Hoenich, Haifa, 31. I. 63." One of the earliest publications on computer art. Prof. Emeritus Paul Konrad Hoenich (1907-1997), nicknamed PeKA, was born in Austria-Hungary and died in Haifa. PeKA studied at the Academies of Vienna, Florence and Paris.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 46774
HOUDINI, Harry. Miracle Mongers and Their Methods.
New York : 1920First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Martin Johnson, Best wishes, Houdini, mailed May 3 1922". The recipient was perhaps Martin Johnson, husband of Osa Johnson, the American safari filmmakers. Houdini had hosted a farewell lunch for the Johnsons on the 24 March 1919 before their return... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 118562
HOFFMANN, Heinrich. The English Struwwelpeter.
Leipzig : 1848Scarce first edition in English of the children's picture book Der Struwwelpeter, among the rarest of all children's books due to the fragility of the publication.
A publishing phenomenon that is still in print today, The English Struwwelpeter first appeared as a German children's Christmas picture book, Dr Heinrich Hoffmann's Lustige... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 137787
HEATHFIELD, Richard. Thoughts on the Liquidation of the Public Debt, and on the Relief of the Country from the Distress incident to a Population exceeding the Demand for Labour.
London : 1820 & 1829First edition of Heathfield's Thoughts on the Liquidation of the Public Debt, published ten years after his Elements, included here in a fifth or later edition, in which he continues to argue that the debt of the nation must be "bourne by property and not by labour." Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 102266
HEPBURN, Katharine. The Making of The African Queen.
New York : 1987Uncorrected proof copy of Hepburn's first book. Though unmarked as such, this copy is from the library of Hepburn's agent, Freya Manston, who, together with Hepburn, prevented the publication of the book in this form, as they were unhappy with the quality of the typography and the lack of illustrations. It was published later the same year in a more... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 111433
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
New York : 1943-62First editions, first printings, as well as the reissues of the first two volumes in the series: The Big Knock-Over (reissue of 106,000 Blood Money), and They Can Only Hang You Once (reissue of The Adventures of Sam Spade). A lovely set of Hammett's first twelve books of collected short fiction. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 94424
HOAG, C. G. A Theory of Interest.
New York : 1914First edition, in which Hoag presents his theory of interest, attempting to solve the dispute between wage earners and capitalists using a language accessible to all. "The keystone of economic theory is the conception of value. Without a correct theory of value it was impossible to work out a correct theory of interest, and without a correct theory... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 89805
HARDY, Thomas. Complete set of first editions of the novels and short story collections.
London : 1871-97A complete set of first editions, finely bound, of Hardy's novels and short story collections.
The entire collection, with all half-titles and illustrations present as called for, comprises the following: Desperate Remedies, 1871; Under the Greenwood Tree, 1872; A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873; Far From the Madding Crowd,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 126114
HUGHES, Ted. Prometheus on His Crag.
London : 1973First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 160 copies signed by the author and artist. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. This work is described by Ted Hughes as "a numb poem about numbness" in which "Prometheus eventually comes to terms with the vulture which torments... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 125737
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM). Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 118449
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.
Chipping Campden : 1929First Alcuin Press edition, number 134 of 325 copies in total. First published in 1896 and 1922 respectively, this work collected together in two volumes what was then understood to be the entire corpus of Housman's published poetry. This book was handsomely printed in the private press manner on Batchelor handmade paper for the publishers by the Alcuin... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126238
HEANEY, Seamus. The Door Stands Open.
Dublin : 2005First edition, signed limited issue, number 94 of 275 copies signed by the author, printed on blue and grey handmade paper, 25 of which were not for sale; a further 60 copies were issued in a glass slipcase, ten of which were not for sale. Published to commemorate the death of the Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz on 14 August 2004, this work... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118300
HATTON, Edward. The Merchant's Magazine: Or, Trades Man's Treasury... The Sixth Impression Corrected and Improved.
London : 1712Sixth edition, corrected and improved, rare like all editions. The work first appeared in 1695. Learn More£500.00
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HUME, David. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.
London : 1751First edition, first issue, a reworking of part three of his Treatise of Human Nature. "No work, it seems, gave Hume himself more pleasure: 'in my own opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject), it is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best' ('My Own Life', in Essays, xxxvi). Instead... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 135995
HARDY, Thomas. Far from the Madding Crowd.
London : 1874First edition in book form, one of 1,000 copies published on 23 November 1874. Hardy's fourth novel was serialized anonymously in the Cornhill Magazine from January to December 1874, prompting a reviewer for the Spectator to remark that "If 'Far from the Madding Crowd' is not written by George Eliot, then there is a new light among novelists". Hardy's... Learn More£9,500.00
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HOCKNEY, David. Martha's Vineyard and Other Places.
London : 1985First edition, first impression. Hockney writes about his post Polaroid work, when he returned to the advice instilled in him by his training at the Bradford School of Art, to carry, use and keep sketchbooks. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136233
HAMILTON, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
Bath : 1804First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims of freethinkers such as William... Learn More£500.00
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HUXLEY, Aldous. The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems.
Oxford : June 1918First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies published. The Defeat of Youth was Huxley's third published work, following the 1916 collection The Burning Wheel and the very limited 1917 pamphlet Jonah. Learn More£300.00
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HARDY, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
London : 1926Signed limited edition, one of 325 large paper copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author, the first edition illustrated by Vivian Gribble: "Perhaps her finest work was done for an edition of Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, published by Macmillan in 1926 and containing 41 exquisite wood engravings. Gribble's engravings were always... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132503
HOWLETT, John. An Examination of Dr. Price's Essay on the Population of England and Wales;
Maidstone : 1781First edition. The statistician and economist John Howlett (1731-1804) published the present work in response to the demographer Richard Price's essay of 1780, which claimed that the population of England and Wales was in decline. Howlett instead argued, correctly, that the population was in fact increasing, and at a quickening pace. He calculated that... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 125327
HOPKINS, Edward J., & Edward F. Rimbault. The Organ, Its History and Construction.
1855First edition, first impression of an important practical work on organs. The author Edward Hopkins (1818-1901) was the organist at Temple Church, London for fifty-five years, a composer, and member of numerous musical societies. He was recognized for his scholarly interest in the history of music and his expertise on organ construction, and this book... Learn More£500.00
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(HUME, David.) HORNE, George. A Letter to Adam Smith, LLD. on the Life, Death, and Philosophy of his Friend David Hume, Esq. By one of the People called Christians.
London : 1799Sixth edition. George Horne contended "that a man of Hume's known opinions could not by any possibility be the good and virtuous man Smith represented him to be, for had he been really generous, or compassionate, or good-natured or charitable, or gentle-minded, he could never have thought of erasing from the hearts of mankind the knowledge of God and... Learn More£350.00
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HARRIS, William Cornwallis. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,
Bombay : 1838First issue of the first Bombay edition, which predates the first London by a year, "scarce" (Czech). Harris was commissioned in the Bombay Engineers in 1823, promoted captain in 1834 and major in 1836. Invalided to South Africa for two years, on the voyage out he joined up with Richard Williamson, a Bombay civil servant, deciding to undertake a big... Learn More£2,500.00
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HUXLEY, Elspeth. White Man's Country: Lord Delamere and The Making of Kenya.
London : 1935First edition, first impression; copies in the dust jackets are difficult to find. "The work became the standard history of European settlement in Kenya, but having described the settlers' views, Huxley was eager to learn more of the African reaction to the invasion. She and her mother spent some weeks in a Kikuyu reserve, and she also attended a course... Learn More£300.00
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HOPE, Anthony. The Prisoner of Zenda.
Bristol, : First edition, first impression, the second issue with the verso of the title page reset, eighteen titles including the present work listed in the publisher's ad at the rear, and bound in the darker cloth with the "f" on the spine uncrossed. Loosely inserted are an autograph letter and postcard, both dated 1951, from the celebrated bibliographer Michael... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 88999
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) O'BRIEN, Edward J. (ed.) The Best Short Stories of 1923
Boston : 1914First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1923 includes Ernest Hemingway's short story "My Old Man", which first appeared in his first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems, published earlier in the same year. Learn More£2,000.00
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HALL, Radclyffe. The Well of Loneliness.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, with "whip" on page 50, line 13. This famous and highly controversial lesbian novel went through only two small printings in Britain due to its controversial publication. It was the focus of vicious criticism from the editor of the Sunday Express, James Douglas, who vilified Hall's work as pornographic "moral poison".... Learn More£3,250.00
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HUGHES, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados.
London : 1750First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself... Learn More£3,750.00
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HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Polly, with love, Bob", additionally signed by the author above his printed name on the title page. The recipient is believed to by Polly Freas, wife of Frank Kelly Freas, the illustrator to Heinlein's The Door into Summer (1957). Polly... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131839