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POWELL, Anthony. From a View to a Death.
London : 1933First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Clara from the author, Tony Powell. Oct 17th 1933". The recipient was potentially Powell's cook, Clara Warville. Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 83172
MILLAR, Kenneth. The Dark Tunnel.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Written while he was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, this is the scarcest of Millar's works, with just two copies traced at auction in the dust jacket.
It was later published in 1955 under the title I Die Slowly, and is one of four books published under Millar's... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 112554
POWELL, Anthony. Caledonia. A Fragment.
London : 1934]First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. This is the dedication copy of Powell's droll Anti-Scots pastiche, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen referred to the in the printed dedication and this copy being presented by the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 77382
BRAMAH, Ernest. Max Carrados.
London : 1914First edition, first impression. The first book in Bramah's series of stories with Max Carrados, "a detective of a totally new and unexpected type, for he is blind; but the alluring peculiarity of his case is that his blindness is more than counterbalanced by an enormously enhanced perception of the other senses" (from the dust jacket). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 86236
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights.
London : [1909?]First edition, first (cased) issue, second state with p.71 correctly numbered. Rightly considered by Langworth to be the "third rarest Churchill book after Mr. Brodrick's Army and For Free Trade", Issued both case-bound and wrappered; "The publisher's records show that 100 sets of sheets were bound on 20 December 1909 two weeks before the publication... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 129499
MARX, Karl. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.
Paris & Brussels : 1847First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed.
"In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 119971
ORWELL, George. Inside the Whale
London : 1940First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. The publisher's retained copy with their rubber stamp to the half title leaf. Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, this... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 124300
JAMES, P. D. Cover Her Face.
London : 1962First edition, first impression, of the debut novel of this great crime writer. This is copy is inscribed by the author, "To Geir Moe Sorensen with every good wish from the author P. D. James" on the front endpaper, and inscribed "To Moe P. D. James" on the title. Cover Her Face is uncommon in the dust jacket, and especially so inscribed. Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 135464
PASTERNAK, Boris. Doctor Zhivago.
London : 1958First edition in English, first impression of Pasternak's classic novel. First published in Italy in 1957, the original manuscript had been smuggled out of the Soviet Union in the same year. Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year as this edition's publication. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 137995
ORWELL, George. Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. The first edition consisted of 3,000 sets of sheets of which only 2,500 were bound. Of these 219 were destroyed in a bombing during the war. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 121391
OWEN, Wilfred. Poems.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket, of perhaps the greatest collection of First World War poetry. This slim volume, promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death and backed by Edith Sitwell, contains all Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 136149
BEERBOHM, Max. Zuleika Dobson.
1911First edition, first impression. "In 1911 he published to great critical acclaim his only novel, Zuleika Dobson. This fantasy about the beautiful young woman whose visit to Oxford occasions the suicide of all the undergraduates has proved his most popular prose work; it has been the most continuously in print of all his books. An expanded edition,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41557
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise.
New York : 1920The "Author's Apology" edition, signed by the author; first edition, third printing, prepared for distribution to American Booksellers Association, with a tipped-in leaf entitled "Author's Apology" signed by Fitzgerald, "Sincerely, Scott Fitzgerald". Issued the same month as the first, the third printing included an unknown number of copies prepared... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 111821
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.
[London : 1902First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies privately printed for the author a year before Warne's trade edition, issued in the same month and in a similar format to the second privately-printed Peter Rabbit.
The text of this edition is considerably longer than that of the first trade and the cover incorporates a vignette illustration... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 146722
BRONTË, Emily. Un Amant.
Paris : 1892First edition in French of Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1847), later renamed Les Hauts de Hurle-Vent. Scarce: Library Hub locates only one copy in the UK (BL), WorldCat adds a further four in France; we could trace only one in commercial records, a rebound copy which sold at auction in 2018.
The first edition, published by Thomas Cautley Newby... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 143390
MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. The Prince.
London : 1929Number 5 of 10 copies printed on vellum. An attractive printing of Machiavelli's Prince by the De La More Press, reproducing the 1640 translation of Edward Dacres, the first full translation of the work into English; a further 1,040 copies were issued on paper.
Of these ten copies on vellum, the only traceable appearances at auction were number... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 146886
CHURCHILL, Winston. Into Battle.
London : 1943Tenth edition, presentation issue, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "To Monsieur V. V. Tilea With best wishes from Winston S. Churchill 1946". The recipient Viorel Virgil Tilea (1896-1972) was the Romanian Government-in-exile's representative in London during the war, making this a particularly appropriate volume to have been presented at... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 145711
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
SPENDER, Stephen; John Buckland-Wright & others (illus.) Fraternity.
Paris & New York : 1939First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the nine artists: John Buckland-Wright; Stanley William Hayter; Josef Hecht; Dalla Husband; Wassily Kandinsky; Roderick Mean; Joan Miró; Dolf Rieser; and Luis Vargas. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 91467
[TUCKER, George.] ATTERLEY, Joseph, pseud. A Voyage to the Moon: with some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the people of Morosofia, and other Lunarians.
New York : 1827First edition of a scarce lunar imaginary voyage, and notably early piece of American science-fiction. A Voyage to the Moon was written by George Tucker, an American lawyer born in Bermuda, appointed by Thomas Jefferson in 1825 as professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia.
In A Voyage to the Moon, "the hero and pseudonymous... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 110261
POUND, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 124333
MATISSE, Henri - VILLIER, Franz. La vie et la mort de Richard Winslow.
Paris : 1947First edition, first printing. No. 33 of 35 copies on Velin teinte Malacca paper with the frontispiece signed in pencil by Matisse. Franz Thomassin who wrote under the pseudonym Franz Villiers, was a neighbour of Matisse in Vence. Text in French.
Stock Code: 146792
WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.
Richmond : 1922First edition, first impression. One of 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the active subscribers who had supported the press's... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 65828
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
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.
New York : January - December 1915First edition, the first appearance of Gilman's feminist utopian novel Herland, complete in 12 issues of Gilman's magazine The Forerunner; this copy warmly inscribed by the author to the American suffragist Alice Locke Park, "Charlotte Perkins Gilman with love and honor for her friend Alice Park", on the front free endpaper.
Park (1861-1961)... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130959
MATISSE, Henri. Six Signed Proofs of Original Etchings for Ulysses.
New York : 1935Signed limited portfolio, number 61 of 150 sets of six plates, each of which are signed numbered and titled by Matisse, for the first illustrated edition. The plates comprise the artist's illustrations for the Limited Edition's Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, published that year.
"Homeric in mood and compositions, these etchings were made... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137308
WAUGH, Evelyn. Black Mischief.
London : 1932First edition, large paper issue, out of series from 250 numbered copies, the dedication copy to Mary Lygon, inscribed by the author on the limitation page: "For Sweet Blondy with much love from BOAZ housed within swastika device". The book was dedicated to Mary and her sister Dorothy Lygon. Although known to her friends as Maimie, Lady Mary Lygon was... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 123779
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer, and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877. Mankind, he argues, is subject to three forces: the urge towards social unity, the urge towards individualism, and the urge to recognise God in other... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights
London : 1910First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 88138
WARHOL, Andy - DENBY, Edwin. C: a Journal of Poetry. Vol. 1, No. 4 (September 1963).
New York : 1963First and only edition. The front cover image shows Edwin Denby seated, with Gerard Malanga standing behind him; on the back cover Malanga and Denby are kissing. Warhol took the photographs with a Polaroid camera and this is the first known Warhol silkscreen from a Polaroid. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 93906
HUGO, Victor. Les Misérables.
Bruxelles [Brussels] : 1862First edition. The Brussels edition of Les Misérables takes precedence as the first published edition, as the first two volumes were issued in Brussels on 30 or 31 March 1862, preceding the Paris edition by four or five days. The remaining volumes appeared on 15 May 1862.
Copies in the original wrappers are rare in commerce. ABPC locates two... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 127594
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Charge of the Light Brigade.
[London] : 1855First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton"... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 111544
MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh. (A Cloud in Trousers: A Tetraptich.)
1918First edition with the unexpurgated original text, the second overall following a substantially censored first edition in 1915. Before the 1917 revolution Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) had been a "regular scandal-maker" (his own words) of the Futurist school, but by 1918 his revolutionary voice found endorsement in this uncensored edition of his key... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130878
SINCLAIR, George. The Principles of Astronomy and Navigation:
Edinburgh : 1688First edition, comprising three separately paginated texts, each with their own title page or drop-head title, but with a continuous register. The second work is titled "Proteus Bound with Chains", the third simply headed "Postscript. To Buoy up a ship, of any Burden, from the Ground of the Sea".
The natural philosopher George Sinclair (d. 1696?)... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 109217
VICO, Giambattista. Cinque libri de' principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1730A remarkable copy of the radically altered second edition of Vico's masterpiece, annotated by the author on more than 100 pages, many of the corrections and addenda being later included in the final, posthumous third edition of 1744. Vico's work had originally been conceived as a monumental work in two quarto volumes, to be printed in Florence at Cardinal... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 123497
RILKE, Rainer Maria (pref.); BALTHUS. Mitsou.
Erlenbach and Leipzig : 1921First edition, first impression, of Balthus's notably scarce first publication. Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) created this pictorial tale of a child's love for, and loss of, a cat, from a series of uncaptioned ink drawings at the age of 11. The work's drawings are "animated with the fervour of an intense child eager to tell his tale.. the... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 130902
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
London : 1917So-called second edition; the first edition to be printed in the UK. This edition was preceded by the English issue of the Huebsch edition of 1916. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "To George and Mary Slocombe James Joyce Paris 7. i. 926"; George Slocombe was an English journalist writing for the American papers.... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 77029
KINGSLEY, Charles; Warwick Goble (illus.) The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.
London : 1910First octavo edition of Goble's Water Babies, following the quarto edition of the previous year. "Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volumes in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley. Containing 32... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 31785
GREENE, Graham. The Confidential Agent.
London : 1939First edition, first impression. This is one of the author's key pre-war mystery novels featuring an "intricate duel between good and evil", written in only six weeks (ODNB). Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 124277
MORRIS, William, & Alfred John Wyatt (trans.) The Tale of Beowulf.
Hammersmith : 1895First Kelmscott edition, and the first edition of William Morris's translation, in gorgeous condition, and inscribed by Morris in the year of publication on the second blank, "to Robert W. Smith, from William Morris, Sept: 24th 1895". The Kelmscott Beowulf is already a scarce book (300 copies were printed on paper, as here, with a further eight on vellum),... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 141603
SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
[London : 1627Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620, and showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.
The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 115052
[DAVIES, Sir John.] A discoverie of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued, nor brought under obedience of the crowne of England, untill the beginning of his Majesties happie raigne.
[London] : 1612First edition; rare in commerce. As part of the regime consolidating English rule following the defeat of Tyrone's rebel forces, Sir John Davies's career in Ireland spanned 16 years' service, first as solicitor-general, 1603-6, then as attorney-general, 1606-19. More than any other English administrator, Davies realised that military force in itself... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 86755