Search results for: 'the works'
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
DAHL, Roald. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.
London : 1991The Commemorative Edition, limited to 500 sets of which this is number 323. This edition was published to celebrate Dahl's 75th birthday on 13th September 1991. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143271
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-7A handsome set of the Atlantic Edition. Signed limited edition, deluxe issue, number 711 of 1,050 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of Volume I and released for distribution in America, of which 50 were reserved for presentation.
A further 620 sets were released by T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, in Great Britain and Ireland, 20 of which... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143381
DAHL, Roald; JAQUES, Faith (illus.) Original artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
London : [c.1973]Original cover artwork, signed by the artist on the verso, for the first paperback edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, annotated with printing details to the margins and depicting Willy Wonka, Charlie and the other Golden Ticket-winners gathered around the Everlasting Gobstopper Machine. Original artwork for Roald Dahl's books is rare, and... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 142906
REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set. Being documentary materials relating to Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen artworks. All sourced from original artefacts held in the Jamie Reid archive.
[Hove] : 2015Signed limited edition. Number 83 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139932
BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
Benares : 1885-88First edition thus, one of 1,000 copies only, in an attractive Riviere binding. Often considered Burton's most enduring work, this translation is somewhat explicit, as are some of Burton's notes.
The Kamashastra Society was Burton's vehicle to avoid prosecution, which would have been likely if this work had been published in an open edition.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 143343
PARKER, Dorothy. The Viking Portable Library.
New York : 1945First collected edition, fifth printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ruthven Todd - with gratitude to him for wanting this miserable signature. Dorothy Parker". Todd was a Scottish poet, artist, and novelist, best known as an editor of the works of William Blake. He moved to the United States in 1947 where he lived for 13 years.
This... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141988
TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.
New York : 1922-5The Definitive Edition, number 285 of 1,024 numbered sets, with the front blank signed by the author as "Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain" and with the limitation leaf signed by Twain's biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. A handsome set in a contemporary fine binding of the most complete of all the collected editions of Twain's works. Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143379
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1784First octavo edition, third overall (first 1776); a handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". This was the edition owned by Thomas Jefferson (Sowerby 3546).
In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 144188
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1806Third edition, in an extraordinarily fresh contemporary binding, the first edition to be published in two octavo volumes, the format which was to remain the standard in Malthus's lifetime.
This third edition has important alterations and additions, particularly the appendix, in which Malthus replied to some of his many critics; it follows the... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 142661
POTTER, Beatrix. Original drawing of a mouse curtsying in front of a tea cup from the Tailor of Gloucester.
[Near Sawrey,] : 1927Signed and dated November 1927 in pen lower right and inscribed "From the "Tailor of Gloucester", Copyright of F Warne & Co" by Potter. This is a delightful image from one of Potter's most famous works, a redrawing of the illustration first published in The Tale of Gloucester, London, 1902.
The paper, dimensions, signature and date indicate... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 144268
DICKENS, Charles. The Uncommercial Traveller.
London : 1861 [i.e. 1860]First edition in book form, presentation copy from Dickens to his friend William Harness, inscribed by the author on the title page "The Rev: William Harness From Charles Dickens Christmas, 1860".
Dickens's friendship with the Shakespearean scholar William Harness (1790-1869) probably began at the Athenaeum - where both were members - in 1838,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143168
WELLESLEY, Richard. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.
London : 1804First London edition of this account of the early stages of the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-5), first published the previous year at Calcutta. Issued anonymously, it was the work Richard, Marquess Wellesley, at the time governor-general of Bengal, and older brother of the duke of Wellington who took a significant part in these campaigns, and it glorifies... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143667
DISNEY, Walt. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
Burbank : 1957An important early draft, corrected and annotated by Walt Disney throughout, for The Art of Animation, "one of the pillars of Disney bibliography" and the definitive work on Disney animation to that date. In addition to corrections, Walt provided steer to the content, such as noting on p. 103, "Bob possibly too much history & not enough of Sleeping... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142454
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Manchester & The Sea.
Manchester : [1926?]First edition, first impression. A scarce and ephemeral work published by the Manchester Ship Canal Company, featuring photographic illustrations by the great American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), a "significant figure in the transition from pictorialism to modernism, from nineteenth- to twentieth-century photography" (Parr & Badger).
The... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143384
YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.
Dublin : 1907Signed limited edition, number 42 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).
Accompanying this copy is a loosely inserted... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142886
CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows.
New York : 1962First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained glass window designs for the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142362
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Orange Fairy Book.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, of the tenth of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, gathering folk stories from Africa to Jutland, here a particularly fine copy preserving - most unusually - the original dust jacket, without restoration.
"The series became a landmark in the presentation of traditional tales, for it introduced children to selections of... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143082
ILDREWE, Miss (ed.) The Language of Flowers.
Boston : 1865First edition of this significant American botanical compendium, complete with the 12 colour plates and in the bright, decorative original cloth. Miss Ildrewe champions the significance of her native flora, an effort which was applauded by contemporary reviewers: "this pretty gift-book is the first really American contribution to the language of flowers"... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 143182
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
London : 1951Personally published by Cherry-Garrard, this is the first edition to include the retrospective Postscript written in 1948. This copy has a poignant association, being inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Reynell in gratitude, 1947 to 1951 from Apsley Cherry-Garrard, October 25th 1951". The recipient was Una Mary, widow of Rupert Reynell, the... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 142508
DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
London : 1845A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.
The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143142
INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
London : 1864An elegantly bound edition of the Ingoldsby Legends, which were first serialised in Bentley's Miscellany from 1837, and first published in book form 1840-47. The plates by Leech, Tenniel, and Cruikshank are wonderfully spirited and inventive.
Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham "discovered" old documents... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143170
RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905
Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 144251
THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,
London : 1818First edition. A well-provenanced and superbly bound copy of this handsomely and uncommon account of Lord Lake's expedition against the Maratha chief Jasvant Holkar Rao, the Second Anglo--Mahrata War, an early campaign of British Empire building in India. The author was "an avowed military man and a constant traveller... witness to some of the most... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 143003
PRIESTLEY, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure. Scott's Northern Party.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, rarely encountered in collectable condition, as here: a large part of the print-run was destroyed in a warehouse fire. This copy has a pleasing association, from the library of adventurer Steve Fossett (1944-2007), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.
Priestley served with Shackleton on his 1907-09 expedition,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142363
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1903A handsomely produced edition. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142390
HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.
London : 1991First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 15 of 300 copies bound in quarter vellum and signed by the editor, artist, and 22 of the 27 contributors: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 142480
BURROUGHS, William S. Die Wilden Boys. Roman. Port of Saints. Arbeistjournal zu Die wilden Boys.
[Frankfurt] : 1980First edition in German, inscribed by William Burroughs to the illustrator S. Clay Wilson on the title page, "To Herr Clay von Wilson, viele grussen sic on a great Arbeit, von William S. Burroughs", with Wilson's own signature above and on the first blank. This copy was finely bound for Wilson by the printer, and has samples of the materials used in... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 143542
LÉGER, Fernand, & Louis Aragon. Mes voyages
Paris : 1960First edition, number 99 of a limited edition of 250. This posthumously published and beautifully produced work, the plates lithographed by the leading Parisian firm of Mourlot under the supervision of the artist's widow, Nadia Léger, is accompanied by Aragon's lengthy poetical tribute. It comprises Léger's vibrant impressions of America, London,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141242
PIERCE, Elijah - YOUNG, Mahonri Sharp. Elijah Pierce Woodcarver.
Columbus, OH : 1973The catalogue for Elijah Pierce's 1973 exhibition at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, his first major show, the commentary largely composed from Pierce's own words, edited from taped interviews with Carolyn Jones, 1972-3. Pierce is now widely considered one of the great American outsider artists. Signed by Pierce with his address on the title page:... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142515
HERRIMAN, George. "Krazy Kat" - A Jazz Pantomine.
New York : 1922First edition of this splendid celebration of the inimitable Krazy Kat, that "humbly poetic, gently clownlike, supremely innocent, and illimitably affectionate creature" (e.e. cummings). Though relatively well-represented institutionally, this fragile piece is exceedingly uncommon in commerce.
George Herriman's remarkable strip, much admired... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143348
POPHAM, Sir Home. Telegraphic Signals;
London : 1812First issued privately by Popham in 1801, this is the first edition published with Admiralty approval. Popham's was the first fully-developed, comprehensive flag signalling system for the Navy, an immensely important innovation. A superb copy of this very uncommon book: Library Hub locates only the BL copy, OCLC adds copies at the National Maritime... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143641
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
KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
Frankfurt : 1892First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141106
BACHELIER, Louis. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.
Paris : 1914First edition of this popularization of Bachelier's work on speculation. Bachelier summarized his main idea in a single sentence - "The mathematical expectation of the speculator is zero."
Louis Bachelier (1870-1946) was an eminent French mathematician and a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics. During his studies at the Sorbonne he... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143405
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed. Red Magic.
London : 1930First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 143244
MILES, William Augustus. A Political Mirror;
London : 1779First edition. A scarce and desirable piece of Americana with just eleven institutional copies located worldwide for this first edition; the second edition of the following year omits the list of ships.
Unusually solely the BL copy is located in the UK, the rest in the US - Huntington, Lilly, JCB, NYHS, Yale, Society of the Cincinnati, Clements... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143439
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
KANE, Art. "A Great Day in Harlem":
New York : 1958Perhaps the iconic jazz photograph and one of the most extraordinary group shots in the history of photography. Inscribed below the image at lower right: "For my friend Arville, Art Kane".
Around 10 a.m. on the morning of 12 August 1958 Art Kane, a freelancer working for Esquire, captured this unforgettable image of some 57 "living legends"... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 121696