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DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.
The author wanted a set that... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 147024
AUSTIN, Sarah. Autograph letter signed discussing the frustrations of publishing a periodical work for children.
26 Park Road, Regent's Park : [no year, but likely c.1829-36]Autograph letter signed to an unknown female recipient setting out Austin's thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children". Despite the recipient's enthusiasm, her own, "and that of everyone, without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances I am forced to relinquish it from the difficulty of finding a publisher... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 124627
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, thanking him for a sculpture.
1 May 1958Typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), on his Hyde Park Gate letterhead, 1 May 1958: "My dear Haseltine, Thank you so much for sending me yet another of your beautiful works. I think the statuette is most graceful and of great merit. I admire it very much, and am happy indeed to have it in my... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 149502
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz.
20 November 1940-17 Jul 1967A collection of documents from the archive of Victor Gollancz, the first publisher of George Orwell, regarding the publication of his books. The archive of Victor Gollancz was sold by the firm's parent company in recent years, from whom the material was directly acquired. The contents include carbon copies of letters sent from Gollancz to Orwell and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 131761
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
OATES, Joyce Carol. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.
20 November 1969Typed letter signed from the American novelist Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), on her projections for literature in the 1970s. Oates writes in response to the Toronto Star journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), who requested her opinion on literary developments as part of a series of letters to prominent individuals requesting their outlook on the coming... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141395
DICKENS, Charles. Original autograph leaf from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
[London : before April 1837]Original autograph manuscript leaf with authorial deletions and insertions from Pickwick Papers, the novel that transformed an obscure 25-year-old journalist into England's most famous author in a matter of months. One of only five such leaves remaining in private hands, this leaf is from the setting manuscript used by the printers. Fewer than 50 of... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 124911
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 131760
KHĀQĀNI, Afdal al-Din-al-Shirwani al-. Tuhfat al-'Iraqayn [The Gift of the Two Iraqs].
[Safavid Iran : [c.1600]A most attractive and highly uncommon Safavid-era manuscript, the only mathnawi - or long narrative poem in couplet form - of the celebrated 12th century CE Persian poet Khāqāni; it is presented here in an appealing binding, the onlays, probably once gilded but the gilt now oxidised, almost certainly made of paper, a distinct Safavid practice at this... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 132183
FLEMING, Ian. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.
London : [1955-56]Ian Fleming's revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, with numerous autograph additions, revealing Fleming's working practices as he honed the fourth Bond novel into its final shape. Original manuscripts and typescripts of Fleming's major works are extremely rare on the market.
The typescript is peppered throughout with authorial tweaks,... Learn More£350,000.00
Stock Code: 145630
DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878).
The book arrived at... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146638
STOKER, Bram. Original holograph manuscript of "John Law. The Mississippi Scheme and its fore Antecedent",
1910A fine working manuscript, entirely in Stoker's hand, of his essay on John Law, the fourth chapter of Famous Impostors (1910), the author's curious study of duplicitous behaviour and fraudulent schemes throughout history.
Law, "a gambler on a great scale" (p. 11), is for Stoker the archetypal swindler; the many textual emendations and excisions... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 142880
DARWIN, Charles. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.
[Down, Beckenham] : 5 May 1873The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 146643
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
WHITE, T. H. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]
Mimeograph typescript of T. H. White's play, "Macbeth the Knife", sent to Harley J. V. Usill, founding director of British record label Argo Records. The typescript is inscribed on the title page, "from T. H. White / Alderney / Channel Isles", and has a lengthy written note to "Dearest Usill" about the possibility of recording the play: "For sound on... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86009
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London.
3 May 1932 - 25 Sep 1972Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, including the original contract for the book. Down and Out was Orwell's memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, and remains among his best-known non-fiction works.
After... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747
FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
14 October 1959 - 14 April 1960A series of 22 autograph and typed letters signed between Ian Fleming, his agent at Jonathan Cape Michael Howard, and Fleming's dust-jacket artist of choice Richard Chopping, documenting the conception and creation of Chopping's jacket design for For Your Eyes Only, also containing a number of drafts and colour palettes for the dust jacket, as well... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 145633
HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
[Ipswich : 1733A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The unique work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis,... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138840
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
SALVIN, Francis Henry, & William Brodrick. Falconry in the British Isles.
London : 1855; revised in 1872Author's heavily revised and expanded proof sheets in preparation for the second edition. Falconry in the British Isles by Francis Henry Salvin (1817-1904), with plates by William Brodrick (1814-1888), is the most important work on the subject produced during the nineteenth century, and an essential standard work. The first edition was published in... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 137081
THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed, the day before she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
10 February 1975Autograph letter signed from Margaret Thatcher, dated 10 February 1975, the day prior to her election as Leader of the Conservative Party - and thus Leader of the Opposition - on 11 February.
Sent to Joan Pashley in Luton, Thatcher writes "Dear Mrs. Pashley, Thank you for your kind letter. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You managed everything... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 142141
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
London : 1899Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 90104
PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.
5 December 1969Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141385
CAVELL, Edith Louisa. Autograph letter signed by the nurse and war heroine, providing a professional reference for a former member of her staff in Belgium.
Brussels : 1913Autograph letter signed "E. Cavell, Matron", her retained file copy, dating from her time as the director of a nurses' training school in Brussels, just two years before her controversial execution by a German firing squad for treason. In this succinct letter Cavell (1865-1915) provides a reference for one Miss Hardy, affirming that "she has nursed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127702
STUART, General Sir Charles. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-99It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
London : 1956-58First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history, paired with an original typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), on his Chartwell letterhead dated 20 April 1957, thanking him for a sculpture he presented: "My dear Mr. Haseltine, Papa Percheron has arrived. I am indeed indebted... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138386
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
COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
12 June 1922Typed letter signed from John R. Commons, on his University of Wisconsin letterhead, to the American businessman and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene (1860-1937). Filene founded the eponymous department store and pioneered credit unions across the country.
Commons writes in response to a letter from Filene regarding an article he published:... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 147802
WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
1955Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141397
RIIS, Jacob A. Children of the People (original manuscript).
[New York : 1903]The original manuscript of Riis's short story "Children of the People", signed by the author at head in pencil, describing the ongoing suffering of children, as published in The Century Magazine for December 1903, and later collected, under the title "The City's Heart", in his 1915 story collection Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half.
The... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 146044
MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.
22 November 1969Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in response to Gardner's request on his outlook for the coming decade, part of a series of letters sent to prominent individuals soliciting their views for publication in the Star. Maclennan writes "I put off replying to... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141418
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
[Asheville, NC : 1936]Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.
The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 100917
RILKE, Rainer Maria. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.
Hôtel Bellevue Sierre (Valais), Switzerland : 4 November 1926An emotionally-charged autograph letter signed from Rilke to his fellow Prague poet, the Austrian essayist and translator Count Paul Thun-Hohenstein (1884-1963), lamenting his inability to host his friend at Muzot due to a sudden sickness and divulges his desire to travel to the Mediterranean - content made poignant in light of the seriousness of his... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132323
FAITHFULL, Lilian. Autograph draft for Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries.
13 Kensington Square, W., : Two page autograph draft with annotations and corrections in ink and pencil by Lilian Faithfull, an early reformer of women's higher education and one of Virginia Woolf's lecturers, for her autobiographical entry in Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries (1899). Written in the third person, it culminates with her appointment as Head... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 132800
JOHNSTON, George Liddell; James Albert Buchanan Jay. The Alphabet Illustrated.
[Herefordshire, : c.1858]A finely executed alphabet book of captioned pen-and-ink drawings, featuring personified letters in the Victorian grotesque tradition. The drawings were executed by a talented amateur artist, carefully copied from a rare, privately-published work, The Alphabet Illustrated, by Reverend George Liddell Johnston, a feature of which is the caricatured, oversized... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137720
CHRISTMAS - CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT. The Wonderful Christmas Story told by St Luke.
Snowshill, Cotswolds : November 1928A beautiful arts and crafts style calligraphic Christmas gift, inscribed in orange ink to the final leaf "Written for Miss Ellen D. Sharpe by her friend S. B. Russell at Snowshill, on the Cotswolds, in November 1928".
The work was created by Sydney Bolton Russell (1866-1938), the father of the arts and crafts furniture designer Gordon Russell... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145380
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, regarding the October Crisis.
22 November 1970Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan writes in response to a request by Gardner for an article in response to the October Crisis (the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte by the Front de libération du Québec). Maclennan politely rejects the offer to write... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 141419
BANKING - HUTH & CO. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.
1814-50An extensive collection of letters sent to the founder and proprietor of the Frederick Huth & Co banking house, Frederick Huth (1777-1864), from his Spanish agents. Huth was born in Germany to an ordinary soldier, worked for a Spanish merchant in Hamburg, and established a business in Corunna, Spain. In 1809 he fled to England following the invasion... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135449
COBDEN, Richard. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.
2 September 1837In the immediate aftermath of the July-August 1837 General Election, where the parliamentary share held by liberals and reformers was weakened, the reformer Richard Cobden (1804-1868) writes at length to the radical Member of Parliament Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855), calling Molesworth to cooperate in a national campaign for the introduction of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145140
HENRY VII. Document signed (initialled "HR" at head), appointing John Mewtas as investigator of ecclesiastical corruption in the Midlands.
Calais : 1492Writing from Calais and styling himself "king of ffraunce and of England and lord of Ireland", Henry shows a characteristically keen concern with money. Henry had been in Calais since October, besieging Boulogne and on 3 November at Étaples obtaining peace with the French king Charles VIII on reasonable terms - a generous annual payment in compensation... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116939
DESPARD, Edward. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,
(1789)Account sheet for six months' expenses in Honduras by Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Superintendent of Honduras, later executed for treason, despite the appeals of Nelson, with whom he had worked closely during the San Juan Expedition. On Honduras Despard sought to give the same rights to freed slaves as to white settlers, claiming that British... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135127
BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."
1942Compelling and highly readable epistolary account of army service in Papua New Guinea by the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen (1895-1967), acclaimed particularly as an interpreter of Bach. The work is unpublished and the only other copy traced is in the... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 93902
MARX, Karl. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.
Brussels : An unpublished autograph letter signed in French, Marx's earliest known missive to the Belgian radical journalist and politician Lucien-Léopold Jottrand, president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, of which Marx became vice president. Under the influence of Marx and Engels, the Democratic Association would become one of the principal hubs... Learn More£130,000.00
Stock Code: 132140
QUESNAY, Francois. Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais.
[Versailles] : 1758One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais.
The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was anonymously published... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 86329
DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
Down, Bromley, Kent : An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").
Sir... Learn More£14,000.00
Stock Code: 142404
DORÉ, Gustave. Autograph letter signed, to a London art critic,
1878An interesting autograph letter signed (G. Doré), in French, approximately 80 words on 17 lines, dated 24 June 1878.
The previous year, Doré had illustrated Ludovico Ariosto's influential poem Orlando Furioso, published in London by Hachette and Co. In 1878, he produced several landscapes, including Landscape in Scotland, exhibited his woodcut... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143346
GISSING, George. Autograph letter signed to his sister Ellen ("My dear Nelly").
1898A note to his sister: "I thought I remembered sending, or bringing, the Michelet to Wakefield. But I suppose I was mistaken. The vol. has somehow been lost, unfortunately. Affectionately yours, George Gissing". Gissing had last visited his family in Wakefield in September 1898.
Michelet, best known for his monumental Histoire de France (1833-67)... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 39057
ROBERTSON, Walford Graham. "Troy Town": pair of sheets with two original watercolours, calligraphy and musical notation.
c.1905Highly attractive piece rather in the style of the Beggarstaff Brothers, illustrating the old English ballad "The Wandering Prince of Troy", here shortened to simply "Troy Town", a retelling of the story of Dido and Aeneas; the opening lines reading "When Troy Town had, for ten yeeres past, Withstood the Greekes in manfull wise". The first sheet carries... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136594
QUR'AN. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding
[Zand and Qajar Iran,]This Qur'an is an exquisite example of Qajar calligraphy, copied in the bold Iranian naskh most often associated with the Safavid calligrapher Ahmad al-Nayrizi. The manuscript's illumination is extensive, elaborate, and vibrant, alive with colours and gold, rich in the exuberant luxury of Qajar decorative art. Particularly noticeable is the sheer diversity... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 142205
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.
[London] : 1868A letter showing Dickens's continuing work micromanaging the affairs of his periodical, All the Year Round. "My Dear Morley, An officer of one of the Cunard steamers - named Boyd - writes me (in a highly illegible hand) that he has sent a "small story" to All The Year Round. He does not give its title, so I supposed he has added his name to his MS.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135027
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
CROWLEY, Aleister. Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light.
London and Felling-on-Tyne : 1907Signed limited edition, number 28 of 100 copies only in black cloth, signed on the frontispiece. This copy additionally has a loosely inserted manuscript copy of Crowley's comic poem "Blow the tom-tom", written in pencil in his hand with corrections and strike-throughs. Crowley has later added an inked note at the foot of the poem: "See K. O. P." -... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 149223
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.
Baltimore : 1934Seldes gave Tender Is the Night a rave review in the New York Evening Journal on the day of publication, 12 April 1934. Fitzgerald writes two weeks later to thank him: " I never had any doubt after the weeks and months of half-sleepless work on the thing that it had some special merit and value but it is so nice to see an appreciation of it so early... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 124321
WILKINSON, Geoffrey Miles. Manuscript memorial volume of a pilot officer of 56 Squadron R. F. C.
Ealing, Middlesex : 1918A unique and extremely moving document, a manuscript record of the life and brief career of 2nd Lieut. G. M. Wilkinson, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attached to 56 Squadron R.F.C. (1898-1917), lovingly copied out and compiled by his mother. Following the structure of the memorial volumes of the era the volume offers a brief account of schooling... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144576
NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
April 1956Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141392
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
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
Ramsgate, Kent : 1841A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 46369
OPIUM FANTASY - LIGNE, Charles-Joseph de (attrib.) Voyage à Visbecq.
[Brussells? : ca.1794]Original manuscript of an extraordinary dreamlike fantasy which describes an opium-induced journey to the centre of the earth. The existence of the novel remained unknown for more than 200 years until it was discovered in a Parisian bookshop and published in 2007 with a long essay by Éric Lysøe (see below).
The text is written in the first... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 139702