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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After.
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Library Hub, to which WorldCat adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary - HAYS, Mary, and others. The Annual Necrology for 1797-8.
London : 1800First edition, and sole volume, of this ambitious project to record obituaries of notable persons on an annual basis. The most significant memoir recorded here is the 49 page obituary of Mary Wollstonecraft by the feminist biographer Mary Hays (1759-1843). Hays received a copy of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman upon its publication... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123651
WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
London : 1814First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for Gentlemen's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor. In 1811 he sailed to India and China with Captain James... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 142461
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908-22First collected edition of Wilde's works, limited to 1,000 sets on handmade paper.
The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author. Copyright in The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with his Paris imprint. In 1922 Methuen announced the discovery of a new play... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 103391
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
London : 1924-7Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition is the finest collected edition... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 129483
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1913-19First editions of Selected Prose and A Critic in Pall Mall; others mixed later editions. An attractively bound set with bookplate of G. S. O. Colthurst loosely inserted in 11 volumes. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94763
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-7A handsome set of the Atlantic Edition. Signed limited edition, deluxe issue, number 711 of 1,050 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of Volume I and released for distribution in America, of which 50 were reserved for presentation.
A further 620 sets were released by T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, in Great Britain and Ireland, 20 of which... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143381
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924The Atlantic Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of which this is number 998, and with new prefaces written especially for this edition by the author. A handsomely bound set. Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 122488
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-7The Atlantic Edition, number 605 of 1,670 sets signed by the author. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61).
Stock Code: 128513
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 121630
WORDSWORTH, William. The Poetical Works.
London : 1827, 1835Second authorized edition, inscribed by the poet on the first page of The Excursion: "Wm Wordsworth 19th Octr 1842 Levens", for Mary Howard, with her ownership signature to each front board and bookplate to each front pastedown.
Mary Howard (1785-1877) lived at Levens Hall in Wordsworth's beloved Lake District, with her husband Fulke Greville... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 145801
WEBSTER, Daniel. The Works [together with] The Private Correspondence.
Boston : 1858Eleventh edition. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator and Secretary of State, was one of the most important figures in US politics in the first half of the 19th century. An attractively bound set preserving speeches, legal arguments, diplomatic papers touching on and influencing all the important events of the first half of the 19th century. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 114126
WALEY, Arthur. Further poems by Po Chu-I, and an extract from his prose works, together with two other T'ang poems.
[London] : A rare offprint, Library Hub records only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford); WorldCat adds 2 locations at University of California. David Garnett's copy, inscribed at the head of page 96: "David Garnett, May 1919". An appealing Bloomsbury Group association copy, Garnett later included Waley in Great Friends: Portraits of... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 103471
[WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.] A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
London : 1790First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke's controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters, she continued to adopt their... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 110724
WELLS, H. G. The First Men in the Moon.
Indianapolis : 1901First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Miss Healey with kindest regards from H. G. Wells". Elizabeth Healey was a fellow student of Wells at the Normal School (later Royal College) of Science, South Kensington, London, and a long-term friend and correspondent. The American edition of The First... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 138945
WOLF, Joseph. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.
London : 1874First edition, large paper issue. Wolf's "pictures are often noted for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture, and for their backgrounds, which often include small but perfectly painted subsidiary creatures bickering or otherwise associating in a lively fashion. In the opinion of Sir Edwin Landseer he was 'without exception, the best... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 120461
WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
Serampore : 1811The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102883
WELLS, H. G. The Invisible Man.
London : 1897First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor on the half-title, "W. E. Henley from H. G. Wells (with apologies)". William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic, journalist and influential editor of the National Observer and other papers, "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 115742
WALRAS, Leon. Théorie de la monnaie.
Lausanne : 1886First edition of this important contribution to Walras's monetary theory, in fine condition, the final text in a contemporary Sammelband of six related works on bimetallism. The ideas in Théorie de la monnaie would be revisited and fully developed in the fourth edition of Walras's Eléments d'économie politique pure, published 14 years later. Schumpeter... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141141
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.
London : 1899Leonard Smithers's pirated edition, with Wilde's name in square brackets to the title page, and line 17 on page 15 printed as: "And loud they sang, and loud they sang", as in his last authorized edition of 1899. Wilde published this work under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after his cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C).
The... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 144053
WESTON, Stephen. Extracts from a Journal in the Months of June, July, August, and September, in the Year 1819.
London : 1820First and only edition. Stephen Weston, (1747-1830), antiquary, classical scholar, and minor Shakespearian. Educated Eton, and Exeter College, Oxford. "Weston accompanied Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde of Devon as his tutor in a long tour of the continent. As a result of this tour he conceived a passion for travel and a particular love for France and,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139891
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
WORDSWORTH, William. The Poems.
London : 1845Inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper verso "Mary Littledale Greenwood written by written by sic William Wordsworth Rydal Mount 25 July 1846".
The recipient, Mary Littledale Greenwood (1930-1913) would have been just fifteen when she visited the 76-year old poet at his Rydal Mount home in the Lake District, where he lived from 1813... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 145807
WHEATLEY, Dennis. [Collection of five inscribed works:]
London : 1935-36First editions, later impressions. Each volume is inscribed by the author on the title page to the bookseller George Kearns, manager of Smith's bookshop in Shrewsbury before the Second World War. The books are respectively inscribed: The Forbidden Territory: "For T. G. Kearns. My first book With the best of good wishes from Dennis Wheatley"; Such Power... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131536
WAUGH, Evelyn. [The novels and short stories.]
London : 1928-57First editions, first impressions, of all of Waugh's full-length novels, from Decline and Fall (1928) to Unconditional Surrender (1961), and his volume of short stories, Mr. Loveday's Little Outing and other Sad Stories (1936). Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 134235
WALRAS, Leon. [A single volume containing 10 titles demonstrating Walras's developing theories of economic equilibrium.]
Various places : 1874-91A substantial pamphlet volume, including the first edition of Théorie de la monnaie and the first separate editions of his articles on bimetallism and price variation, from the years of his "second phase of theoretical activity, his period of high creativity and maximum theoretical prolificacy" (Walker, p. 9), when he was in the process of developing... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 116829
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Holy Places.
London & New York : 1953First US edition, signed limited issue, number 36 of 50 specially bound copies, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total edition of 1,000 copies. The Holy Places is based on an article Waugh wrote for Life magazine, "The Plight of the Holy Places," (24 December 1951) after visiting Israel Palestine in 1951 with his friend Christopher... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 67863
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Love Among the Chickens.
Second edition, entirely rewritten, first issue. This title was Wodehouse's first novel for adults and the one in which he found his voice. Initially published in 1906 the author rewrote the work for publication in 1921. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41766
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Holy Places.
London : 1952First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number 1 of 50 specially bound copies, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total edition of 950 copies. The Holy Places is based on an article Waugh wrote for Life magazine, "The Plight of the Holy Places," (24 December 1951) after visiting Israel Palestine in 1951 with his friend... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 63077
WHITE, T. H. The Sword in the Stone.
London : 1938Rare original page proofs for The Sword in the Stone, with a manuscript annotation to the title page, bound with the original wrappers. The Sword in the Stone is "a delightful blend of medieval lore and humorous commentary and in many ways the finest light fantasy of the century" (Bleiler). It was the most significant contribution to Arthurian literature... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138836
WARNER, Rex. The Aerodrome. A Love Story.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The Aerodrome was Warner's wartime dystopia, his third novel, in which he "reverted in part to a non-realistic, expressionist technique. Generally regarded as his best novel, this deeply gloomy work also sees human values collapsing before a rising tide of nihilistic materialism"... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136856
WINDHAM, William & George Townshend. A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]
London : 1759First edition of the first two parts as issued, a note at the end requests that "Gentlemen are desired not to bind the first and second parts, as a third will be published with all convenient speed." ESTC offers a pagination including the third part, which added 95 pages to the text, but just 3 plates, no date of issue has been ascribed to this section.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 85290
WICKSTEED, Philip Henry. The Alphabet of Economic Science. Part I [all published]. Elements of the theory of value or worth.
London : 1888First edition of Wicksteed's first work. Fundamentally a basic textbook of new economics, it did much to popularise the adjective "marginal" and the term "marginal analysis" and received the approbation of both Edgeworth and Pareto. Batson calls it "a very valuable little work which aims at providing a thorough mathematical explanation of the 'fundamental... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 119996
WICKSTEED, Philip Henry. The Alphabet of Economic Science. Part I. Elements of the theory of value or worth. [All published.]
London : 1888First edition of Wicksteed's first work. Fundamentally a basic textbook of new economics, it did much to popularise the adjective "marginal" and the term "marginal analysis" and received the approbation of both Edgeworth and Pareto. Batson calls it "a very valuable little work which aims at providing a thorough mathematical explanation of the 'fundamental... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 100981
WILLIAMS, Valentine. The Clue of the Rising Moon.
London : 1935First edition, first impression, of Williams's popular detective novel featuring Trevor Dene, a "young Detective Sergeant from Scotland Yard who has Holmesian powers of observation and deduction" (Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers). Williams, initially a foreign affairs and war correspondent for The Daily Mail, was described by Harold Nicolson... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127533
WHEELER, James Talboys. Hand-book to the Cotton Cultivation in the Madras Presidency:
Madras : 1862First edition. Fairly uncommon, just 16 locations worldwide on WorldCat. An official publication compiled at a crisis point for the English cotton trade. The Lancashire Cotton Famine, the result of overproduction at a time of contracting markets and the interruption of imports due to the American Civil War, led to widespread hardship and unrest. One... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 96950
WHITE, E. B. Typed letter signed to the publisher John Gilbert.
8 August 1961Typed letter signed from E. B. White to the publisher John Gilbert at Books for Pleasure: "Dear Mr. Gilbert: Thanks for your letter inviting me to write an introduction to a book of photographs. I am sorry that I cannot accept this assignment. My life at this point is a matter of catching up with jobs already begun, and with no time for new work. But... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 139160
WORLD WAR I. The Belgian Field Hospital.
London : 1915First and only edition, extremely uncommon with a just single copy at the Royal College of Surgeons located by Library Hub and WorldCat. "The work of the Belgian Field Hospital since its establishment at Antwerp early in September and its removal, under the greatest difficulties during the bombardment to Furnes close behind the fighting line is described... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 118350
WYSE, Sir Thomas. An Excursion in the Peloponnesus in the Year 1858.
London : 1865First edition. Wyse was appointed minister-plenipotentiary to Greece in 1849, at the time of his arrival in Athens Greek politics "were complicated and divisive. Each of the three protecting powers that had guaranteed Greek independenceBritain, France, and Russiawishing to advance its interests in the region, became entangled in factional politics"... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 71507
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Library Hub, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Intrusion of Jimmy.
New York : 1910First edition, preceding the UK edition by six months. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author four days after publication on the front free endpaper, "To Harrison Fisher with the author's compliments, P. G. Wodehouse. May 16 1910". Fisher (1877-1934) was an American illustrator known for his drawings of women, winning acclaim as the successor to... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 124315
WAYLAND, Francis. The Elements of Moral Science.
New York : 1835First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to "Mrs Arnold", that is, Frances Arnold, mother of historian Samuel Greene Arnold. Economist and educator Francis Wayland (1796-1865) was president of Brown University for 28 years and a highly regarded author on moral philosophy. Samuel Greene Arnold was a trustee of Brown University... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 117226
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Curse of the Horse Race.
The author's own proof sheets of his contribution to the 1932 work, "Little Innocents". Inscribed by Waugh to Diana Cooper on the reverse of the final leaf, "the Lady Diana Cooper 202", with the author's further annotation adding his age of 7 to the first page.
A very rare, if not unique, individual issue of Waugh's first piece of fiction, written... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 112489
WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Small Bachelor.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Betty Askwith, with the author's compliments, P. G. Wodehouse June 1927". It is rare to find a signed or inscribed copy. Betty Askwith (1909-1995), the only daughter of the first Lord Askwith and Ellen Graham, published her first book of poems in 1928 at the age... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 126456
WINKLER, Hans A. Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II.
London : 1939First edition. A handsomely produced survey of sites found on the west bank of the Nile from Qena to Aswan, Jebel Uweinat and the road leading from the Nile Valley to Dakhla through the Kharga Oasis; volume I related the previous season's expedition, to the Eastern desert. "The recognition of Egyptian rock art as something that could be closely linked... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 99991
[WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.] A Vindication of the Rights of Men,
London : 1790First edition, the first of several replies disputing the controversial and conservative assumptions made in Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790, and an important precursor to A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published two years later. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 119354
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.
London : 1898First and limited edition, one of 800 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper, this attractive example entirely unopened. A further 30 copies were issued on japon. Wilde published this work under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after his cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C). The first edition sold out rapidly, and a second edition... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144054
WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,
London : 1653First edition. "A first Walton confers distinction upon its owner" (Westwood & Satchell). There are various typesetting errors in the first edition, although corrected and uncorrected sheets seem to have been issued indiscriminately, with little significance to the priority of issue. In the present copy "contention" (a mistake for "contentment") is... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 80090
WOOLF, Virginia. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.
London : 1942First edition, first impression, of Virginia Woolf's posthumously published collection of essays, which she was working on as a follow up to the Common Reader prior to her suicide, and subsequently seen through the press by her husband Leonard Woolf.
This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of William... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 145083
WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
London : 1900Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated.
First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139565
WILLIAMSON, John. The Elements of Military Arrangement, and of the Discipline of War;
London : ?1785First published in 1781, with a second edition the following year, and a stated third edition in 1791. This would appear to be the true third, standing between the latter two, the dating derived from ESTC. All editions are fairly uncommon, ESTC locates just three copies of this - NLW, University of Bristol and the Society of the Cincinnati. Houlding... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 106410
WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.
Edinburgh and London : 1848Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Richard Massie from his friend Joseph Wolff, to whom he has been of great use during his visit to Mrs Howsen at Liverpool. Liverpool 5 February 1850". The dedicand is perhaps the eccentric hymnologist Richard Massie from nearby Coddington, who was well known for wearing a red wig and tall beaver hat.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 128956
WORLD WAR I - CLOSE, Albert (cartographer). [Three maps:] The British Empire at Bay on the Western Front. A visualised map compiled by Albert Close [with:] Index to British War Cemeteries [with:] The Naval War Chart of the North Sea. Compiled by Albert Close.
London : 1922-23A group of three very scarce, imposing and fascinating maps, the principal two covering in remarkable detail the complexities of the Great War on the Western Front and in the North Sea, compiled by the Canadian-born cartographer Albert Close.
The Western Front map (dated 15 January 1923 and November 1923) - published as a companion piece to... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122291
WEIL, Gustav. Geschichte der Chalifen. Nach handschriftlichen, größtentheils noch unbenützten Quellen.
Mannheim : 1846-51First edition of Weil's path-breaking history of Islam, which relied in large part on Muslim sources still in manuscript. Sets are fairly common in institutions, but rarely encountered on the market.
Weil (1808-1889) was born in Sulzburg in Baden, and was originally destined for the rabbinate, but at a young age found that he had little taste... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94297
WALRAS, Leon. Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.
Lausanne : 1889Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, of the French economist's major thesis which confirmed his status as the father of general equilibrium theory, first published in two parts in 1874 and 1877 respectively. Soon after becoming a professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne at the age of 36, Walras published Éléments. He... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 117553
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Rose Tattoo.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, second issue binding. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his friend the film producer Paul Nathan on the front free endpaper: "To Paul, fondly, Tennessee". Paul Nathan (1912-1977) produced the 1961 film adaptation of Williams's play Summer and Smoke. He also worked on several Westerns, among them True Grit and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90192
WORLD WAR II; OCCUPIED FRANCE. Exceptional collection of clandestinely accumulated proclamations and propaganda posters from the Nazi Occupation of Northern France.
Lille-Roubaix–Tourcoing conurbation : 1940-3Haunting documents of oppression and resistance in Nazi-occupied northern France. Intensely evocative, the marks of making on these composite posters clearly reveal the driven process behind their creation; the riskful gathering of the fragments, their painstaking collaging, careful docketing, and vigilant concealment as important evidence in the future... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 94845