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KEATS, John. Poems.
London : 1817First edition of Keats's first book, in the original boards. Poems was published on 3 March 1817 by Charles and James Ollier, who were already publishing Shelley. The first of a mere three lifetime publications, it is a work of mainly youthful promise - Keats had appeared for the first time in print less than a year earlier, with a poem in the radical... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 113377
KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, in exceptionally nice condition, of perhaps the most significant economics book of the 20th century.
Written in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Keynes's masterpiece "subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 141321
KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos. The Odyssey. A Modern Sequel.
London : First edition, first impression. Kazantzakis is best known for his critically acclaimed novels, Zorba The Greek, The Greek Passion, and Freedom or Death but it is his version of The Odyssey which is considered his crowning achievement. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 131936
(KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) DEFOE, Daniel. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner.
London : 1929Limited edition, number 510 of 500 unsigned copies, from a total edition of 535, printed on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125858
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Two Jungle Books.
London : 1924First thin paper edition. An immediate success on publication, The Jungle Book was reprinted twice in 1894 and twice again the following year. "Kipling followed with The Second Jungle Book (1895), but the two sets of stories have rarely been united, despite the fact that the later book completed the Mowgli saga with five stories... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 126466
KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of The Peace.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, of what Skidelsky calls "one of the most influential books of the twentieth century". "The Economic Consequences of the Peace has a claim to be regarded as Keynes's best book. In none of his others did he succeed so well in bringing all his gifts to bear on the subject in hand." Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 122368
KAFKA, Franz. The Castle.
London : 1930First edition in English, first impression. The Castle will never attain the fame of its sister The Trial, but in literary terms it is more than a match. This was the first publication in English of any of Kafka's books, preceding English editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years. It is far scarcer than either. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83324
MORRIS, William, & Alfred John Wyatt, translators. The Tale of Beowulf.
Hammersmith : 1895First Kelmscott edition, and the first edition of William Morris's translation, one of 300 copies printed on paper (a further eight copies were issued on vellum). Morris began his translation of the great English epic in 1893, based on a prose rendering by the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alfred J. Wyatt of Christ's College, with whom he consulted over a two... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138925
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories
London : 1902First edition, first impression, second state binding, of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." The first impression exists in two issues of the binding. The first, on which the white blocking failed to adhere, was superseded by this more stably blocked... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130603
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories.
London : 1902First edition, first impression of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132012
KENT, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.
New York : 1926Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990), "Horwitt is best known for... Learn More£1,925.00
Stock Code: 60017
KING, Jessie M. (illus); Marion [Gemmell]. Mummy's Bedtime Story Book.
London : First edition, first impression, richly illustrated throughout by Jessie M. King. For many years the identity of "Marion" was assumed to be the illustrator herself, Jessie Marion King. It is only quite recently that the descendants of Mrs Alexander (Marion) Gemmell have affirmed her as the author (B199, Colin White bibliography). Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 113392