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ADAMS, John (signed) - MAYHEW, Jonathan. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers;
Boston : 1818Presentation copy of a reprinted sermon in which Adams took personal interest, distributing a small number of copies on 16 November 1818, all inscribed by a clerical hand to which Adams added his signature. This copy is signed by him and presented to Mrs E. Cruft, that is, Elizabeth Storer Smith (1789-1859), a cousin of Adams's wife.
Only three... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 146765
KEYNES, John Maynard. Essays in Biography.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown "Ottoline Morrell With the author's affection. March 1933", and with a slip of Keynes's headed notepaper loosely inserted, on which he writes "from the author see p. 80". Ottoline Morrell is mentioned at that place in the text, in the context of her relationship... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 148110
ADAMS, John Quincy. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport,
Newburyport : 1837First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Edward Cruft Esq. from John Quincy Adams." Cruft (17761866) was a prominent Boston merchant, loyal political supporter, and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.
Together with a defective... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 146764
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
Borges's inscription, using the... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 145266
FLEMING, Ian. From Russia, With Love.
London : 1957First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Leonard & Dilys with affection. Ian". Recipients were Leonard Russell (1906-1974), features editor and Fleming's colleague on The Sunday Times, and his wife, the novelist and renowned Times film critic Dilys Powell (1901-1995). It was Russell who... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 138052
SIMON, André L. Lectures delivered at Vintner's Hall by The Wine Trade Club, 20 November 1911 - 13 May 1912.
London : 1911-12First editions, deluxe issue, these copies all inscribed by Simon on the front free endpaper "W. H. Garrett/ Hys Copie/ André L. Simon", extremely uncommon and highly desirable thus. The recipient, William Henry Garrett, was a Kensington wine and spirits merchant, and sometime president of the Wine Trade Club. These comprise five of the six lectures... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 148496
WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
London : 1899First edition, signed limited issue, number 19 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author.
Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play... Learn More£40,000.00
Stock Code: 142975
FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker.
London : 1955First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Edith, Cette tranche de vie! Ian 1955". Edith was Marie Edith, Viscountess Kemsley (1888-1976), second wife of the newspaper baron Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968). It was Viscount Kemsley who employed Fleming as the foreign manager of his Sunday Times... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 138007
CHURCHILL, Winston S. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.
London : 1900First edition, first impression, the half-title inscribed "To Sir Redvers Buller from Winston S. Churchill. Nov. 1900". An astounding presentation inscription, to the general who led the relief of Ladysmith, and the central figure, aside from Churchill himself, in the book.
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was Churchill's account of his experiences... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 149936
MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone With the Wind.
New York : 1936First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed copies of the first edition in this condition are scarce.
Loosely inserted is the 22-page Macmillan promotional booklet, "Margaret Mitchell and Her Novel", dated 1936, "compiled in response to a flood of requests from readers all over... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 148336
MARX, Karl. Le Capital.
Paris : [1872-75]First edition in French, first issue, a fine presentation copy, inscribed by Marx to the Frankfurt banker Sigmund Schott, with whom Marx exchanged ideas central to his philosophies and work: "Mr Sigmund Schott, de la part de l'auteur, Londres, 3 Novembre 1877" to the first engraved title page. Presentation copies of Capital are exceptionally rare, with... Learn More£575,000.00
Stock Code: 128563
ERNST, Max - CREVEL, René. Mr. Knife Miss Fork.
Paris : 1931First edition, sole printing, number 27 of 50 copies signed by Crevel on the half-title and Ernst on the frontispiece and printed on Hollande paper, from a total edition of 255 copies. This is one of the most celebrated books of the Black Sun Press and a cornerstone of Surrealist literature. This work is a fragment from Crevel's novel Babylone (1927),... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 146428
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
London : 1909Signed limited edition, number 168 of 750 copies signed by the artist. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 134021
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
London : 1894First illustrated edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies released in England; a further 25 copies were released in the US. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 143075