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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
Hammersmith : November 1906 & June 1910First Doves Press editions, each volume one of 25 copies on vellum.
The subject of Faust preoccupied Goethe for most of his life. He began a play on the theme as early as 1773, at first probably concentrated mainly on Faust's disgust with academic learning and on the shallowness of university life. He worked it up into the love tragedy (the so-called... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 145189
BILL OF RIGHTS. The Gazette of the United States.
New York : 1789First known printing of the final Bill of Rights, as passed by both houses of Congress on 25 September 1789 and submitted for ratification by the states on the 28 September 1789, here published in the leading Federalist newspaper of the day, the 3 October 1789 issue of the Gazette of the United States.
"The Convention of a number of the States... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 146167
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
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
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
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.
London : 1960First edition, first impression of the author's most influential work. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognized for her profound influence... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 138099
FLEMING, Ian. Diamonds are Forever.
London : 1956First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the intelligence officer Commander Wilfred Albert Dunderdale, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Bill who has helped with the next one. With affection from Ian". Dunderdale's inscription on the front pastedown later re-presents the book, "To dear Chris, with all good wishes, Bill... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 145632
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
London : 1898First and limited edition, number 5 of 30 copies printed on japon, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the half-title, "To Mr. and Mrs. Dal Young, from the author, in gratitude and regard. Oscar Wilde '98." Dalhousie Young (1866-1921), an English composer and pianist, had published a sympathetic pamphlet urging tolerance at the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 145836
HARDY, Thomas. Jude the Obscure.
London : 1896First edition in book form, this copy entirely in the first state (pagination to all partially blank pages in signature A-H). Jude the Obscure was Hardy's last novel, in which he "deliberately attacked the existing educational system and marriage laws. The novel's sexual directness fuelled the hostility of its reception in some quarters, and while Hardy... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 71098
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
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. 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
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
PLATH, Sylvia. Ariel.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. Plath's most enduring poetry book, published two years after her suicide, edited by Ted Hughes and with an introduction by Robert Lowell. Plath believed her Ariel poems to be the best she had ever produced, "announcing to her mother that 'they will make my name'" (ODNB). Learn More£1,575.00
Stock Code: 144272
DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist;
London : 1838First edition in book form, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate, a nice copy in the original cloth.
Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church"... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 145996
LAWRENCE, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
London : 1935First trade edition, first impression, published by Cape immediately following Lawrence's death. It is O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, 170 only designated complete). Learn More£1,575.00
Stock Code: 137750
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
London : 1860Second edition, a superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to her fellow instructor at the Nightingale School: "Offered to John Croft Esq. with Florence Nightingale's sincerest joy at finding herself his fellow-worker in the Nurse-training business London 1873". Designated by Nightingale the Library Standard edition, this... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 144140
BRUNHOFF, Jean de. The Story of Babar the Little Elephant.
London : 1934-7First UK editions of the first four Babar stories. These four books together with Babar's ABC were the only Babar books to be published during Jean de Brunhoff's lifetime. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133556
MARX, Karl. Le Capital.
Paris : [1872-5]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
CLELAND, John. Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.
London : 1781Extremely rare early edition of Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, "the first original English prose pornography, and the first to break away from the dialogue form into the style of the novel" (Foxon, Libertine Literature in England, 1660-1745).
First published under the same imprint in an edition dated 1749, the imprint... Learn More£19,500.00
Stock Code: 145272
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 : [1955-6]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