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MILLER, Henry. The Angel is my Watermark.
Fullerton, CA : 1944Signed limited edition, number 8 of a small number of copies signed by Henry Miller and enclosing one of Miller's original watercolours. The number of copies is estimated by Porter as 15, by Riley as 15 or 16, and at any rate a very small number, each unique with a different water colour. Alongside the original watercolour, the publication contains... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 136512
KORF, Feodor Feodorovich. Vospominaniya o Persii, 1834-1835 (Reminiscences of Persia).
St Petersburg : 1838First and only edition, uncommon, with just six locations world-wide. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front panel of the wraps: "To the Russian Academy, presented by the Author, 17 Nov. 1838". The book was never translated or republished in Russia. The author, Russian writer and journalist Fyodor Korf (1803-1853), describes his service... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 121850
BORGES, Jorge Luis - GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.
Buenos Aires : 1926First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine Proa. It was Güiraldes... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130488
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934 - 22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
MAYR, Ernst. Five offprints on birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.
New York : 1938-41Offprints of five ornithological papers by Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) that appeared in the American Museum Novitates. Notes on New Guinea Birds IV is inscribed on the front wrapper by Mayr to Hubert Lynes (1874-1942), admiral and noted ornithologist: "To Admiral Lynes with Kindest regards, E. Mayr." In 1929, Mayr, who was already in New Guinea on behalf... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91310
DULAC, Edmund (illus.); STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London : 1927First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them his best... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131651
FLEMING, Ian; CONNOLLY, Cyril. "Bond Strikes Camp. An Extravaganza."
London : 1963First edition of this Bond pastiche, superbly inscribed by Fleming to his close friend Richard Hughes on the front cover, "Dikko - Ouch! Ian", and with a mark in his hand next to the title of the Bond story. Richard Hughes was a good friend of Fleming's and the dedicatee of You Only Live Twice (published in 1964). In 1959, Ian Fleming was given a licence... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 124681
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This is a superb copy of Fitzgerald's magnificent yet maligned follow-up to The Great Gatsby. It is one of 19 copies specially signed by the author for the booksellers Hochschild, Kohn & Co. of Baltimore, with their ticket on the rear pastedown.... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136034
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
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
ORWELL, George. The Road to Wigan Pier.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, signed by the author ("Geo. Orwell", his customary form when signing books with his nom de plume) on the front free endpaper, very scarce thus. Orwell originally believed The Road to Wigan Pier would not be included in Gollancz's Left Book Club as "it is too fragmentary and, on the surface, not very left-wing" (Fenwick).... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130355
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
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
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
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
New York : 1930First US one-volume edition, "reproduced exactly from the second English edition, and the first to be printed in America" (Rosove), this copy inscribed by Cherry-Garrard to a family friend: "Inscribed to Alice by Apsley Cherry-Garrard with best these two words blotted wishes, July 7 1936", with an earlier date beneath. Copies of Worst Journey are very... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 133368
FAULKNER, William. The Town.
New York : 1957First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Ruth Ford from Bill Faulkner (See what you can do with this) Oxford 9 October 1959". Ford was an actress and model who had been a long-time family friend of Faulkner. She said of him, "one of the nicest people in Hollywood is William Faulkner, who I had... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 124320
MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.
London : 1927First edition, signed extra limited issue, one of 20 large-paper copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author and illustrator, out of series presentation copy inscribed to E. H. Shepard. This is the most luxurious and exclusive format in which Milne's Pooh books were issued. Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 138153
GONNE, Maud, (illus.); YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
Dublin : 1910First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the title page, and with an original initialled drawing in black ink on the front free endpaper (and expanded version of the ornament printed on p. 20.) Edith Maud Gonne (1866-1953) was one of the boldest figures of the Irish Literary Revival; a suffragette and artist, she remains best known... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 137680
GOLL, Yvan; BRAUNER, Victor (illus.) Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.
Paris : 1949First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 122170
BURKE, Thomas. Limehouse Nights:
London : 1916First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Grant Richards, novelist and patron of letters. Thomas Burke". Examples in the jacket are rare and we have been unable to trace another inscribed copy. Grant Richards's first novel, Caviare, was published in 1912, followed by... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 136021
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
London : 2000First edition, first impression, dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page with an arrow from the printed dedication ("to Susan Sladden who helped Harry out of his cupboard"): "and, though we didn't want it in print, helped me out of my cupboard. With unending gratitude and equal love Jo a.k.a. (again) JK Rowling x". The printed... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 128864
HEANEY, Seamus. Night Drive.
Bow, Crediton : 1970First edition, sole impression, number 38 of 100 copies printed, and one of 55 with a poem inscribed in full in the author's manuscript facing the half-title (in this case the mildly erotic poem "Undine"), each signed and dated on the colophon.
Night Drive was published as part of Gilbertson's Manuscript Series, which also produced similar editions... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 141969
KENT, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.
New York : 1926Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990), "Horwitt is best known for... Learn More£1,925.00
Stock Code: 60017
HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Polly, with love, Bob", additionally signed by the author above his printed name on the title page. The recipient is believed to by Polly Freas, wife of Frank Kelly Freas, the illustrator to Heinlein's The Door into Summer (1957). Polly was one... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131839
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-1993Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
DETMOLD, E. J. (illus.) The Arabian Nights.
London : Signed limited edition, number 99 of 100 copies only signed by the artist. "On the strength of The Arabian Nights, Detmold could have become one of the greatest illustrators of fantasy and fairy stories" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, pp. 98). Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 30661
[POTTER, Beatrix.] HEELIS, Beatrix. The Fairy Caravan.
Philadelphia : 1929Signed limited edition, number 48 of 100 copies signed by the author. The bibliographic story of this book is strangely charming and endearingly amateurish. Potter considered this story of a miniature animal-run travelling circus as "too personal and autobiographical" for her comfortably to allow publication in England. She arranged for the Philadelphia... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 105980
FAULKNER, William. The Marble Faun.
Boston : 1924First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married at age 36) and Mollie Cearley.... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 118733
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
HARRISON, William Henry. Remarks of General Harrison, Late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Colombia, on Certain Charges Made Against Him by that Government.
Washington : 1830First edition of this extremely uncommon publication, this a presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Harrison on the title-page: "John C. Wright Esq. of Steubenville Ohio from his friend W. H. Harrison." This is the only presentation copy of Harrison's Remarks ever to have appeared at auction, at the Streeter sale, 1967 (ticket to front pastedown).... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 83709
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
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
London : 1997First edition, first impression, paperback issue, inscribed by the author "To Paul, Best Wishes, J K Rowling" on half-title and dated "18/3/98". Rowling signed this copy during a school visit in Wales for a young boy who had been given the book as a present by his aunt.
This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the requisite points of... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 135240
DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.
London : 1962Signed limited edition, number 355 of 500 numbered copies, of Durrell's enduring masterpiece. Perhaps his greatest success, the Quartet is a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt before and during World War II. "The four novels emerged in rapid succession from 1957 to 1960 and elicited wildly divergent but generally favourable reviews,... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 119695
BERNSTEIN, Leonard. Typed letter signed to Renée Longy-Miquelle; with presentation copies of two of his books, The Joy of Music (1959) [and] The Infinite Variety of Music (1966).
New York : 1945A touching and resonant group, gifts of gratitude from the composer to his former music teacher, Renée Longy, who taught him at the Curtis Institute. The letter, undated but the envelope postmarked 5 January 1945, was written shortly after the opening of Bernstein's first Broadway musical, On The Town.
"Well the show has opened and is a phenomenal... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 50137
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.
London : 1917Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the artist, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by the artist bound in at the back. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 102175
MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.
London : 1928Signed limited edition, large paper copy, number 85 of 350 copies signed by both the author and the illustrator. The House at Pooh Corner, the final Pooh book, was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131996
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper, "To Cuyler Stevens with all good luck Ernest Hemingway", with Cuyler Stevens's bookplate to the front pastedown. Hemingway is known to have inscribed copies of several of his books to Ralph Cuyler Stevens (1903-1965), including Winner Take Nothing (the... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 121928
KANDINSKY, Wassily. Klänge.
Munich : (1913)First edition, first printing, one of 300 numbered copies signed in pencil by Kandinsky (there was also 45 hors commerce). Klänge (Sounds) consists of 38 prose-poems he wrote between 1909 and 1911 and 56 woodcuts he began in 1907. Kandinsky described Klänge as a "musical album". The woodcuts were not merely illustrative, nor were the poems purely... Learn More£80,000.00
Stock Code: 142954
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
London : 1899First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 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£50,000.00
Stock Code: 132907
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1904First US edition, second printing (dated a year after the first), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mary Jameson Judah in remembrance of March 16th and 17th 1905. Henry James".
Mary Jameson Judah (1851-1930) was an accomplished hostess, giving dinners with monumental menus in both Memphis - where her... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131659
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); AESOP. Aesop's Fables.
London : 1912First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, and first edition of this translation; number 1,071 of 1,450 copies signed by the artist. "The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful... Learn More£2,950.00
Stock Code: 115168
COLEMAN, Ornette. Harmolodics - an autograph musical manuscript.
New York : c.1980A remarkable piece, we can trace no other Ornette Coleman musical manuscript ever having appeared on the market. Written in brown felt-tip, the sheet is inscribed lower right in black ink: "To Anthony / Thanks For Everything / Ornette Coleman." Harmolodics was the name that Coleman gave to his unique musical philosophy and compositional/improvisational... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 103666
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
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 90110
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1951Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This is the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated. "During his last illness... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 107331