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DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes; [together with:] The Cricket on the Hearth; [and:] The Battle of Life.
London : 1845-1846-1846A superb set of presentation Christmas Books, all three copies presented by Dickens to his friend and theatrical Pickwick, John Pritt Harley, each inscribed by the author at the head of the printed title in blue ink, "J. P. Harley From his friend Charles Dickens".
The inscriptions are undated, but almost certainly all three were inscribed together... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 143148
BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
London : 1923First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 144128
MONRO, Robert. Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment (called Mac-Keyes Regiment) levied in August 1626.
London : 1637First edition of this uncommon work, putatively printed at the sole expense of Donald Mackay, first Lord Reay, who raised the regiment in which Monro served. It "has several things to recommend it: it is the first regimental history, it contains a store of information, and it is highly readable" (Cockle); this copy with a fine chain of Scottish ownership... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 143752
DICKENS, Charles. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.
London : 1848First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "William Haldimand Esquire With the cordial remembrance and regard of Charles Dickens Twenty ninth March 1849".
A former director of the Bank of England and a Member of Parliament for Ipswich, William Haldimand (1784-1862) was the brother-in-law of William de Cerjat,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 143199
MACHIAVELLI - GENTILLET, Innocent. A Discourse upon the meanes of wel governing and maintaining in good peace, a kingdome, or other principalitie.
London : 1608Second edition in English of the work popularly known as the Anti-Machiavel, following the first English edition of 1602, here in contemporary English vellum. Gentillet's anti-Machiavellian treatise, first published in Geneva in 1576 as Discours sur les moyens de bien gouverner, included extensive excerpts of Machiavelli's The Prince for Gentillet's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139023
ISHERWOOD, Christopher, & Swami Prabhavananda (trans.) Bhagavad-Gita.
Hollywood : 1944First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Mary Herbold, with gratitude and good wishes, Christopher Isherwood", and signed within this also by his fellow translator the great guru Swami Prabhavananda. This is a superb association copy of this significant English translation of this major Vedic text.
The... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 143597
ORWELL, George. Animal Farm.
London : 1945First edition, first impression, rarely found in such superb condition. Although the imprint of the first impression reads "May 1945" the work was actually released in August having been delayed by post-war paper shortages. Orwell's allegorical fable, written as a warning against totalitarianism and the ability of power to corrupt, has never since been... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142365
KAHN, Fritz. Das Leben des Menschen.
Stuttgart : 1926-31An exceptional set of Fritz Kahn's modernist magnum opus, very rare in the dust jackets, with a fine example of the iconic poster "Der Mensch als Industriepalast". Also present are the poster "Stammbaum des Menschen", the eight-page explanatory text, the publisher's prospectus, and 3D glasses for viewing some of the illustrations.
The dust jackets... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144917