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ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. The Nightingale.
Birmingham : 1896First UK edition of the Merrymount Press production (the US edition was published the same year but in wrappers only), beautifully illustrated by Birmingham arts and crafts artist Mary J. Newill (1860-1947). She was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists from 1909 to 1923. A diverse artist, she was a teacher of needlework, textile worker,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140242
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see sic a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
FOUJITA, Tsuguharu. Légendes japonaises recueillies et illustrées.
Paris : 1923A most fittingly presented copy of the first edition of this collection of Japanese folk tales, number 455 of 2,000 copies on vélin alfa (total edition of 2,104), both translated and colourfully illustrated by the artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), a flamboyant, popular and highly successful figure on the bohemian art scene in Montparnasse. Best... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142353
EWERS, Hanns Heinz. Alraune.
New York : 1929First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the illustrator with an original signed drawing in pencil and green pen to the second half-title, signed "for Dunninger, Mahlon Blaine 1936", depicting a demon pulling a mandrake-like woman from a hat.
The recipient Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975) was one of the foremost magicians and mentalists... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123320
CRANE, Walter (illus.); GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Household Stories,
London : 1882First Crane edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies only, which "sold out on publication. It is perhaps the best of Crane's more ambitious works. The book is a triumph in his characteristic mode of decoration, yet its designs, even the headpieces and initial letters, remain true illustrations" (Ray).
Provenance: engraved pictorial bookplate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 137499
GOREY, Edward. Gorey Posters.
New York : 1979First edition, first printing, signed by Edward Gorey on the title page. The posters include some of Gorey's best known characters, with works from The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Curious Sofa, The Doubtful Guest, and others. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 143260
THAXTER, Celia. An Island Garden.
Boston and New York : 1895Second edition, with an autograph letter signed from the author and dated 6 August 1880 reading: "Gentlemen: Will you kindly send me a copy of sayings of Epictetus, the small, vest-pocket edition, with bill for same & oblige, yours truly, C. Thaxter, Appledore, Isles of Shrals sic Off Portsmouth, N. H." tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and a manuscript... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135708
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137326
BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds...
Newcastle : 1809Third edition; originally published as two separate works in 1797 and 1804. Roscoe notes that the paper used for this edition, although "very thin and rather poor", was "from the point of view of an artist anxious to show his work to the best advantage, more satisfactory than most of the papers previously used - it took an excellent impression from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132533
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece.
Paris : 1782First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all 18th-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously"... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 83997
LE GUIN, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea.
Berkeley : 1968First edition, first printing, with the publisher's faint vertical smudge on the title page, running through the "r" in "Wizard", the round symbol, the second "u" in "Ursula" below, the "n" in "drawings", and ending at the "r" in "press", and the trade jacket with "11 up 3.95" at upper corner of front flap and library price clipped from lower corner... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136572
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
NAPOLEON - MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.
Paris : First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122623
KLIMT, Gustav. Dernière gerbe.
Vienna : 1931First edition, first printing, number V of 20 "cuir doré" deluxe copies. This spectacular portfolio preserves six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War.
The total edition comprised 500 numbered copies, issued in French, German, and English. Of these, 150 copies were printed in French, of which 20 copies... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 140713
KIKI. Les Souvenirs de Kiki.
Paris : 1929First edition, deluxe issue, number 40 of 250 copies on papier couché mat, artist Moïse Kisling's presentation copy inscribed by Kiki, Foujita, Hermine-David, Krohg, Tono Salazar, and Kisling himself, each in the margin of their own plate, and Kiki herself on the half-title "a mon Kiki Kisling. mon demi miché, mon frère chéri, sa Kiki Reine 1929".... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144137
KAFKA, Franz; COESTER, Otto (illus.) Promena. (Metamorphosis.)
Moravia : April 1929Suite of illustrations for the first Czech edition, number 97 of 120 copies only, signed by the illustrator on the half-title in pencil and printed by the Graphic Union in Prague under the supervision of Josef Capek. The illustrations were drawn by Coester in 1927 and are the first to be created for Kafka's masterpiece. The illustration of The Metamorphosis... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 140159
DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772First edition of Diderot's collected philosophical and theatrical works. It is rare to find a complete set as each volume has both a collective title page and its own, and could have been sold separately.
There were two editions of published in Amsterdam that year, the other being the octavo-format edition of Marc Michel Rey, though the present... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141232
BOUCHER, Lucien (illus.), MEUNIER, Mario (trans.). Fabliaux du Moyen-Age.
Paris : 1921 [but 1922]-1924-1925First edition thus, first printing of this modern take on scabrous medieval stories, numbered 95, 203, and 150 respectively, of 250 copies on papier d'Arches à la forme with a suite of woodcuts on china paper.
A fabliau is a French comic tale, often anonymous, written by minstrels and jongleurs during the first half of the 12th century. It... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132851
AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica, libri XII:
Basel : 1556First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring.... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 80925
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
CERVANTES, Miguel de; Jacob Campo Weyerman (trans.) De voornaamste Gevallen van den wonderlyken Don Quichot,
The Hague : 1746An extraordinary example of one of the most significant illustrated Cervantes editions of the 18th century; a fine, large paper copy of the lavish 1746 Hague edition of Don Quixote, each of the 31 copperplates here beautifully illuminated by a contemporary hand and heightened with gold, presented in an elaborately worked Dutch binding.
The grand... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137295
STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.), PALMER, Tony. Born Under a Bad Sign.
London : 1970First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the illustrator on the title page: "Ralph Steadman, Owl Farm, Woody Creek. HST Memorial Blast-Off. 20th August 2005." Steadman was attending the private funeral of his long-time collaborator Hunter S. Thompson, at which Thompson's ashes were packed into firework casings and blasted from a cannon mounted... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 93836
BURNET. John. A Practical Treatise on Painting.
London : 1827First collected edition of "highly respected writer on art" (ODNB)Burnet's best-known works, comprising Practical Hints on Composition (first published in 1822), Practical Hints on Light and Shade (1826), and Practical Hints on Colour (1827). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141933
RICHARDSON, Fred. Book of Drawings.
Chicago : 1899First edition. Signed by the artist on the front free endpaper with an original drawing of a scarf-wearing crow, dated 30 November 1899. Fred Richardson (1862-1937) was an American illustrator, best known for his illustrations of L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Anderson, and Aesop's Fables. The present work, a selection of cartoons, posters and other... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 129143
SEARLE, Ronald. Forty Drawings.
Cambridge : 1946First edition, first impression, of Searle's first published work, a collection of drawings from his time as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. Searle was captured in February 1942 whilst stationed in Singapore and set to work on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. He returned to England in October 1945 with the final defeat of the Japanese... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116705
FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
London : 1955First edition, number 529 of 445 copies bound thus; a further 105 signed copies with eight extra plates were also issued, all printed at the artist's expense. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). His illustrations... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140576
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this only collection of short stories to be published in Woolf's lifetime, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138929
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales.
London : First trade edition, first impression, of one of the most beautiful editions of Andersen's fairy tales, work for which Nielsen had begun in 1912. "Though Dulac only indirectly used Art Nouveau, Kay Nielsen, the Danish artist, combined the bizarre side of the movement and its exquisite motifs, as used by Beardsley, with oriental influences in pattern... Learn More£1,400.00
Stock Code: 115524
DOYLE, James E. A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485.
London : 1864First edition of this landmark work, "the first book with original work printed in colour expressly designed for the original text" (Muir, p. 158). A Chronicle of England demonstrates "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful" (Slythe, p. 28). Indeed, in the designer,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140390
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories and Fairy Tales.
London : 1893First Gaskin edition. Arthur J. Gaskin (1863-1926) was a member of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen. Gaskin was engaged by William Morris to produce woodcut illustrations for the Kelmscott Press, and Morris's influence can be seen here in Gaskin's work. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139578
GOREY, Edward. Amphigorey Too.
[New York] : 1975First trade edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the title page. This work gathers 20 stories published both by Edward Gorey (as Gorey and under various pseudonyms), and from other authors. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141350
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed. Red Magic.
London : 1930First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 143244
GOREY, Edward. Amphigorey Also.
New York : 1983First trade edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the title page. This work gathers 17 of Edward Gorey's stories, including The Utter Zoo, The Epiplectic Bicycle, L'Heure bleue, The Glorious Nosebleed, and The Stupid Joke. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141358
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); MALORY, Sir Thomas. Le Morte d'Arthur.
London : 1893First edition, one of 1,500 ordinary paper copies, of a total edition of 1,800 copies. In 1892, seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John M. Dent commissioned the twenty-year-old Beardsley to produce this edition of Le Morte D'Arthur. The 351 designs appearing in the first edition required eighteen months for the artist to complete.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143517
BRADBURY, Ray (intro.); SKEETERS, Paul W. Sidney H. Sime, Master of Fantasy.
Pasadena, CA : 1978First edition, number 73 of 200 copies signed by Bradbury and Skeeters, additionally number 16 of 50 copies with a copy of Arthur Machen's drawing for Sime's "The Hill of Dreams" loosely inserted, and a dust jacket reproducing "A Beast" by Sime, both numbered in manuscript.
This is the definitive work on the artist noted for illustrating the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139783
(FABERGÉ.) BAINBRIDGE, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe issue, one of 350 copies, 250 of which were released in the UK; a further 1,750 cloth-bound copies were also issued. A richly illustrated account of Fabergé's life and work, written by the manager of the jewellery firm's London shop. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140394
(GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri.) EDE, H. S. A Life of Gaudier-Brzeska.
London : 1930First edition, first impression, number 147 of 350 copies, of this illustrated biography of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "designed to be a worthy memorial of his work", as pointed out in the loosely inserted publisher's promotional leaflet. Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon in the dust... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140770
IRVING, Washington; COBURN, Frederick Simpson (illus.) Rip Van Winkle.
New York : 1905An attractively-bound copy of Washington Irving's classic work, illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), a Canadian painter who illustrated a number of authors, including Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Robert Browning. The first Coburn-illustrated edition of Rip Van Winkle was published in 1899. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 123554
GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldrie:
London : 1611First edition, second impression (with the 1611 title page and 1610 colophon), of John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry, which "was to remain the standard textbook on English heraldry until the second half of the eighteenth century, and it is still regularly used by working heralds in the twenty-first century" (ODNB). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141516
DULAC, Edmund (illus.); STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London : 1927Signed limited edition, number 11 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them his best work. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 138005
GIBSON, Charles Dana. Americans.
New York : 1902Early printing, following the first of 1900; a collection of Gibson's satirical yet elegant drawings of high class American life, with several drawings representing the attractive, well-dressed, and independent ladies since called the "Gibson Girl".
"One of the best and most influential illustrators of American life, Gibson's drawings helped... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144020
GRAHAM, Maria. Letters on India.
London : 1814First edition of this attractive supplement to Graham's Journal of a Residence in India (1812), similarly based around her own travels, and "extending her account of the culture" of India (Robinson), "written solely with the design of being useful to such as are called upon to go at an early period of life, to India, and... cannot have had time to make... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 142796
RACKHAM, Arthur. Original watercolour for A Midsummer Night's Dream ("-down topples she").
1908An original watercolour by Rackham for the 1908 edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, signed and dated by the artist at the upper right-hand corner, with his caption outside the margin on the bottom left. The illustration, captioned "-down topples she", depicts a section of Act II, Scene 1, in which Puck recounts a trick he plays on human-folk, disguising... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130494
ALLOM, Thomas; George Pickering; Thomas Rose. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated.
London and Paris : 1832-35First edition of this delightful collection of views, more than half of which are given over to Lake District subjects, described as being the first album that "featured Wordsworthian sites and sights" (Saeko Yoshikawa, William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900, 2014, p. 174). It was originally issued in 26 parts as a section of Fisher's... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140668
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline.
London : First trade edition of Nielsen's first gift book. An article in the 1913 Christmas Bookman recommending this work describes Nielsen as "a young artist of curiously original gifts. There are traces in his drawings for In Powder and Crinoline of the influence of Aubrey Beardsley, and there are also an imaginative daring, a fantasy, a... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138114
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1897First edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, rare in such good, unrestored condition and with any part of the original box. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB).
This work includes peaceful scenes of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142079
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1898Second edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, vividly depicting scenes from the Old West, between its native inhabitants and the settlers. This work was first published the previous year. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 142064
LABORDE, Léon de. Voyage de l'Arabie pétrée.
Paris : 1830First edition of "an important work" (Blackmer), extensively illustrated with lithographs, and including a lengthy introductory essay on different aspects of the region, including travel, pilgrim routes, and trade. In 1826 the 17-year-old de Laborde (1809-1869) travelled with his father across Asia Minor and Syria to Cairo, where he met the engineer... Learn More£19,500.00
Stock Code: 107973
SAGAN, Carl, & Ann Druyan. Comet.
New York : 1985First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Sagan "For Steve, Brave man, wise owl, with our fond regard to you and Deborah. Carl and Ann", Druyan penned the "and Ann".
The recipient was American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), with his book label loosely inserted.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136562
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume, & Raoul Dufy. Le Poète Assassiné.
Paris : 1926First Dufy edition, number 113 of 380 copies printed on Montgolfier d'Annonay paper from a total edition of 450. "Dufy again paid tribute to Apollinaire ... by illustrating one of his major pieces of prose fiction. Le Poète Assassiné was originally a book of short stories which took its title from its opening novella. Dufy had attended the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 134245
PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.
Venice : 1576Second and best edition, which contains "much more" (Sabin) than the first edition of 1572, including 17 additional maps. Two of these, Jamaica and Porto Rico, are in the eight-map section on the New World, which also includes a reduced version of Forlani's 1565 map, the first to show America as a single geographical entity, Temistitan (Mexico), Cuba,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143018
ZABAGLIA, Nicola. Castelli, e Ponti …
Rome : 1743First edition of this fundamental work for the history of the restoration and maintenance of St Peter's Fabbrica and for an understanding of early building practice. The master mason and engineer Nicola Zabaglia (1664-1750) invented many ingenious mechanical devices to aid restoration. Here he illustrates his techniques, with the help of Giovanni Bottari... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 77359
London : 1733-37 [i.e. 1757]First edition of Pine's Horace, second printing of 1757 from the same plates. A tour-de-force of bookmaking, Pine's Horace is entirely engraved, both text and illustration, and liberally supplied with initials, head- and tailpieces and vignettes. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142441
SIME, Sidney H., & Joseph Holbrooke. Bogey Beasts.
London : First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To a serious worker in Laquer:- Mervyn O'Gorman from a nonsensical maker of jingles, with all the regards: Sidney H. Sime. 1930". The recipient, Mervyn O'Gorman (18711958) was an electrical and aeronautical engineer, partly responsible for the publication of the... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138437
RANSOME, Arthur. Bohemia in London.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of which 1,250 copies were printed. Bohemia in London, dedicated to fellow novelist M. P. Shiel, was Ransome's first success, based on the author's own experiences in the capital.
The chapter entitled "A Chelsea Evening" (pp. 49-63) encapsulates one of the famous "at homes" hosted by the artist, illustrator,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143866
BLAKE, William (engr.); GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405