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BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.
Hammersmith : 1892First Kelmscott edition, one of only 300 copies, presentation copy, pseudonymously inscribed by Blunt to his sometime lover Mary Singleton on the front free endpaper, "Violet Fane from Proteus April 29 1892". Singleton was notably the subject of Sonnet LV "St. Valentine's Day" on page 162 of this work. A beautiful copy with a fittingly romantic association.
Mary... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 144728
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
HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To James H Douglas Jr With the kind Regards of Herbert Hoover".
James Henderson Douglas Jr. (1899-1988) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by Hoover towards the end of his administration, and continued in the role under Franklin Roosevelt... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148284
DOS PASSOS, John. One Man's Initiation - 1917.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, first issue, with the broken type on page 35, inscribed by the author "To Arthur from Dos, this poor belated little volume. According to this Three Soldiers ought to come out in time for the next war." on front free endpaper.
This memoir of the First World War is the author's first book and was not published in... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148344
MORE, Hannah - SHAW, William. The Life of Hannah More.
London : 1802First edition, inscribed on the initial blank verso "from the author", of the most vitriolic attack made against More during the Blagdon controversy, the most contentious episode in her career; an uncut copy in excellent condition.
More's philanthropic efforts, especially her rural charity schools, were met with "considerable hostility from local... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147495
MURAKAMI, Takashi. (Ed). Little Boy. The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture.
New York, New Haven & London : 2005First edition, first printing. Signed by Murakami on the half title with a drawing of a flower and Dob. Published to coincide with an exhibition presented at the Japan Society Gallery, New York, and venues throughout New York City, 8 April - July 24, 2005. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 147278
AUSTRALIA; PACIFIC. Manuscript Journal of a Royal Navy officer, including voyages on HMS Nelson and HMS Tamar,
Portsmouth : 1884-5Punctiliously maintained and engrossing journal largely devoted to service on the Australia Station aboard HMS Nelson - including an eye witness account of the ceremony whereby Papua New Guinea was established as a British Protectorate.
The journal was kept by Lieutenant the Hon. Gerald FitzMaurice Digby (1858-1942), inscribed on the verso of... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 131132
TRUCIAL STATES. Archive relating to the Royal Navy service of Midshipman Francis Wyatt Rawson Larken.
1928-51A fascinating and unpublished primary source - and as such rare in private hands - being the manuscript journal books kept by a Royal Navy midshipman during a tour of the Gulf in 1930-31; including a compelling account of a visit to Dubai and an on-board reception for the Trucial Sheikhs, part of a broader British policy of "courting" local rulers;... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 142568
DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878). The book arrived at Down... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146638
FLEMING, Ian. Ian Fleming: The Book Collector.
London : 2017Signed limited editions, each volume number 16 of variously 60 or 125 copies, and each signed by James and Fergus Fleming, both nephews of Ian Fleming; this one of 22 uniformly-numbered sets for which solander boxes were produced by the Ludlow Bookbinders.
To celebrate its 65th anniversary, The Book Collector magazine devoted its Spring 2017... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147158
BAGNOLD, Enid. The Squire.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "For Irene from Enid, September 1938" on Bagnold's headed stationary, with her Rottingdean home address, pasted onto the front free endpaper.
The recipient was likely Irene Mayer Selznick, wife of David O. Selznick, an important influence on Bagnold, and who produced the world premiere... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 147981
MONDALE, Walter F. The Accountability of Power.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jacques & Jacqueline with best wishes Walter Mondale". In his first book, Mondale sets out the new approach to the Presidency that is needed after Vietnam and Watergate. The book set the ground for his own candidacy on a Presidential ticket, firstly in his successful... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 148295
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford. Aventures de l'Esprit.
Paris : 1929First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "À Paul Valery, 'Ce n'est pas vivre que vivre sans objections, sans cette résistance vivante, cette proie, cette autre personne, adversaire, reste individué du monde... intelligence rivale, irrépressible - ennemi le meilleur ami, hostilité divine, fatale, - intime.'... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146058
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford (her copy); ROUVEYRE, André (illus.) Mort de l'Amour.
Paris : 1911First and only edition, inscribed on the half-title to the Amazon of Paris "à Natalie Clifford Barney, imperturbable, André Rouveyre"; number 928 of 1000 copies on papier d'Arches, from an edition limited to 1010 copies only. Rouveyre seems to have been liberal with his inscriptions, but this is a superb Parisian association.
The Paris-based... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 145003
LUTCHER, Nellie. Signed 10 x 8 glossy publicity photograph.
c. 1959Attractive publicity shot of the singer and pianist credited as an influence by Nina Simone, inscribed boldly across the lower half of the image "Hello Alfred - thank you for your interest. Nellie". Nellie Lutcher (1912-2007) came from a musical background, her father was a jazz bassist and her mother a church organist. At age 11 she accompanied Ma... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 131155
FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
London : 1963First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy from Ian Fleming to the artist Charles Amherst Villiers (1900-1992), whose portrait of Fleming is reproduced as the colour frontispiece to this edition; the copy is unnumbered, marked "presentation", signed by Fleming, and has Villiers's book label. It was not Fleming's habit to further inscribe... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 138032
WISE, Henry. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the Governor of Bombay, "The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, with the author's respects", with Elphinstone's subsequent Carberry Tower library label to the front pastedown. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian appointed to the civil... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146318
HARDY, Thomas. Compassion.
Dorchester : 1924First separate edition, number 7 of 25 copies, signed by the author at the end of the poem, and initialled by his wife Florence on the limitation leaf.
Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations, and it was first printed in the society's centenary volume, before appearing in The Times on 16 June... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 147154
BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de Nuit.
Paris : 1933 First edition, first printing, of the photographer's first publication, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to his Parisian host "À Monsieur Gaston Robbe, mes hommages cordiaux, Brassaï Halász, Paris 1932".
Gaston Robbe was the owner of the Hotel Des Terrasses in Paris, where Brassaï had established himself in the early 1930s while... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142446