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DI PRIMA, Diane. Memoirs of a Beatnik.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing. Part of The Traveller's Companion Series, Di Prima's Memoirs describe her coming-of-age in the Beat years. One of the few women writers to attain prominence in the male-dominated movement, Di Prima began and edited the poetry journal Floating Bear with LeRoi Jones, and founded two publishing houses specialising in works... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 149154
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles.
Oxford : 1961-86An exceptional set, handsomely bound between 1985 and 1986 by George Bayntun, Bath, for Birmingham lawyer Gordon W. Quance, with his monogram "Q" gilt-stamped to the front cover of each volume. Loosely inserted into the first volume are two letters from the binder, signed by ten of Bayntun's craftsmen.
This 13-volume edition of the Oxford English... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 148096
JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
London : 1937First UK trade edition, first impression, preceded in the UK by John Lane's limited edition of 1,000 copies. This copy has a wonderful provenance and association.
On the front free endpaper, it bears the bookplate of Sylvia Beach's lending library. On 17 November 1919 Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) opened what would become her legendary bookshop,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 148758
THOMPSON, Francis. Shelley.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, this copy with a nice literary association, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Padraic Colum from Francis Meynell June 6th '10". Francis Meynell (1891-1975) was a poet and printer at the Nonesuch Press; his father Wilfrid Meynell (1852-1948) sponsored the author by publishing his works in the journal Merry England... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146637
SPARK, Muriel. Child of Light.
Hadleigh, Essex : 1951First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies of early park works are uncommonly found, especially so in the jacket.
Long before Spark published her first novel she wrote a number of literary critical or biographical works including William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, John Masefield and John... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148857
SHEPARD, E. H. (illus.); PEPYS, Samuel. Everybody's Pepys.
London : 1959First edition, sixteenth impression, in an attractive binding. First published in 1926, Everybody's Pepys was the first in a series of three editions of English author's works illustrated by Shepard; it was followed by Everybody's Boswell (1930) and Everybody's Lamb (1933). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 148247
SPARK, Muriel. Child of Light.
Hadleigh, Essex : 1951First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "To Mrs O'Toole with love from Muriel. 1.9.54"
Long before Spark published her first novel she wrote a number of literary critical or biographical works including William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, John Masefield and John Henry Newman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148800
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys;
Boston : 1853First US edition, first issue, of Hawthorne's sequel to The Wonder Book (Boston, 1852), retelling the Greek myths for children. This copy has a loosely inserted envelope addressed to the publisher, penned and initialled by Hawthorne.
This edition, preceded only by the UK edition of the same year, has the following issue points: the "Stereotyped... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147974
CHURCHILL, Winston S. My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great Contemporaries, Step by Step.
London : 1947A presentation set to his pilot, inscribed by the author on the initial blank of My Early Life "To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill 1948", signed on the initial blank of Thoughts and Adventures, and initialled in the following two volumes.
Powell recounts the story of the volumes in his memoirs: "In my Ferry Command days my job... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 138000
KIPLING, Rudyard. Kim.
London : 1958A handsomely bound copy of the Library edition of what is "considered to be Kipling's greatest work, and the finest novel about the India of the British Empire" (Richards). Kim was first published in book form in 1901. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 148216
SPENCER-CHURCHILL, Winston. First Journey.
London : 1964First edition, signed limited issue, number 165 of 260 copies signed and numbered by the author, of which 250 were for sale. Grandson of the wartime Prime Minister, the British Conservative politician Winston Spencer-Churchill was generally referred to as Winston Churchill MP to distinguish him from his grandfather. First Journey, while aided and informed... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 148362
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
MONCRIF, Francois-Augustin Paradis de. Moncrif's Cats.
London : 1961First edition thus; number 8 of 100 copies specially bound by E. W. Hiscox. Moncrif (1687-1770) was a French writer, courtier, and academician now best known for his Histoire des Chats, first published in 1727. In letter form, Moncrif discusses the role of cats throughout history and his work can be read both as a satire of pedantic academic writing... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144025
DE LA MARE, Walter, as Walter Ramal. Songs of Childhood.
New York & Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of de la Mare's first book. This copy is from the library of Jean Hersholt (1896-1956), a Danish-American Hollywood actor known for his role in Heidi and for his impressive collection of Anderseniana, which represented possibly the largest collection in America of Andersen's work.
A Songs of Childhood is a collection... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 149065
TOYNBEE, Arnold J. A Study of History.
London : 1948-61A handsomely bound set by Bayntun of Bath of Toynbee's mammoth work, complete with the rare atlas. The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of vols. VII-XII; fourth impressions of vols. I-VI.
"Toynbee's enormous work attempts a complete analysis of the cyclical view of history, in which the civilizations (of which... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148175
BERGSON, Henri. Dreams.
London : 1914First edition in English of Bergson's assessment of the dream phenomenon, from a lecture originally read in 1901 but here revised and approved for translation. The dustjacket displays on the rear panel an advertisement for the publisher's first English edition of Freud's Psychopathology of Everyday Life.
The whole presents a pleasing collocation... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 148746
DULAC, Edmund (illus.); FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
London : First Dulac trade edition, first impression, in an elegant Bayntun binding. Edmund Dulac's illustrations for the Rubáiyát helped to confirm his position as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham" (ODNB). Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148253
BAYNTUN BINDING - BUSCH, Harald, & Bernd Lohse (eds.) Buildings of Europe. Baroque Europe.
London : 1962First edition in English, first impression, of this work on European architecture which was first published in German the previous year. This copy is beautifully bound by Bayntun Riviere. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 148225
PIGOU, Arthur Cecil, & Dennis H. Robertson. Economic Essays and Addresses.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. A collection of six pieces by Pigou and five by Robertson, all written in the late 1920s and most previously published in economic journals. Pigou's work covers a range of topics, while Robertson focuses largely on monetary problems. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 146488
BAKER, John R. Race.
London : 1974First edition, first impression, of Baker's popular yet poorly received work, which attempted to classify human races in the same way that animal subspecies are classified. An attractively bound copy in an elegant Bayntun binding executed for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his monogram to the front cover. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 148240
GARRETT, Frank (binder) - GOODWIN, Edith Chester. Household Hints & Recipes.
Birmingham : [c.1920]A beautifully bound notebook for household recipes, left blank, designed by Edith Chester Goodwin, signed by her on the rear free endpaper recto, and bound by the skilled bookbinder Frank Garrett, his gilt binder's stamp to the rear turn-in.
Frank Garrett was associated with the Birmingham Municipal School of Art and regularly exhibited at arts... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 148908
CHEIRO. You and Your Star.
Bombay : 1965Third Indian edition, second printing, of this work by the renowned palmist-astrologer Cheir, in an elegant Bayntun binding executed for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his monogram to the front cover. Cheiro was the stage name of Dublin-born William Warner (1866-1936), who also occasionally styled himself Count Louis Hamon. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148242
CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
Lyons : 1671First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.
Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84955
BYRON, Lord. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
London, Edinburgh, Dublin : 1812Second edition (the same year as the first), enlarged with six new poems, of Byron's first major work, the book that launched the "Byronic hero", presenting Cantos 1 and 2 of Byron's autobiographical poetic romance covering his travels in Portugal, Spain, Albania and Greece, at the publication of which he "awoke, and found myself famous!".
This... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142530
AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres.
[Cologne? : July 1533First collected edition of this masterpiece of Western Renaissance magic. The first part of this summa of occult and magical thought was originally published in 1531, probably under the influence of Johannes Trithemius, abbot of Würzburg, whose notable students included Agrippa and Paracelsus.
The privilege of the Emperor Charles V, to whom... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 136927
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
London : 1894First fully illustrated edition, known as the "peacock edition" from the exquisite gilt design on the front cover, one of the most striking examples of late-Victorian pictorial cloth. The trade edition was issued in two formats: with top edge gilt, others untrimmed or with all edges trimmed and gilt, in a slightly smaller case, as here.
This... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 149068
HOLDSWORTH, Sir William. A History of English Law.
London : 1966A complete set, including the rare index, of Holdsworth's legal history, with a pleasing provenance: the set was bound for Birmingham lawyer Gordon W. Quance, with his "Q" monogram gilt-stamped to the front cover of each volume.
A History of English Law is the life's work of William Holdsworth (1871-1944), who worked as a fellow of St. John's... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148106
WHITEHEAD, Alfred North. Process and Reality.
Cambridge : 1929First edition, first impression, of the most famous work of process philosophy.
"In the session 1927-8 Whitehead returned to Britain in order to deliver the Gifford lectures at Edinburgh University. These, which were published in 1929 under the title Process and Reality, an Essay in Cosmology, may be regarded as the definitive exposition of... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 148986
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - OMAN, Carola. Nelson.
London : 1947First edition of Carola Oman's key work. Her biography of Nelson won the Sunday Times Prize for English Literature, and "still stands as the benchmark against which modern biographies of Nelson may be judged" (ODNB), and she had access to previously unpublished primary sources, including the collection of Lady Nelson's papers assembled by Lady Llangattock,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148366
AUDEN, W. H. Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957.
New York : 1968First US edition, second printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends, "For Bill with love from Wystan. Feb. 1970", his printed name struck through. Auden has also annotated this copy with a missing line on p. 27 in the poem "Easy Knowledge".
The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993)... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 146844
POE, Edgar Allan. Tales.
New York : 1845First edition, first printing, with the New York imprint, one of 1,500 copies issued; this copy with the half-title present. Poe's Tales is "the first important book of detective fiction, the cornerstone of cornerstones in any readers' or collectors' guide, the highest of all highspots: The 1845 edition includes for the first time in book form... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 136458
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Danish Fairy Legends and Tales.
London : 1846First edition translated into English directly from the Danish. This copy comes from the library of the book collector and producer of printing press equipment, Robert Hoe (1839-1909), with his morocco gilt book label to the front pastedown.
Two shorter selections of Hans Andersen's stories had first appeared earlier in the same year, translated... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148968
SCOTT, Walter - REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
Lyon : 1595Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 123052
DE BRUYN, Cornelius. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.
Amsterdam : 1718First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century and certainly one of the most lavishly illustrated; it was originally issued in Dutch (Amsterdam, 1711). It is of note that De Bruyn was "far more concerned" than other visitors to Russia, "to describe the Russian built environment in detail, both verbally... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 61428
OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyat.
London : First edition thus, number 354 of 550 copies signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe and printed on handmade paper (a further 25 were printed on japon), in a striking binding by Bayntun-Riviere, one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát.
The prestigious London bindery Sangorski and Sutcliffe made a speciality of fabulous bindings.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 148466
BESLER, Basilius. Hortus Eystettensis.
[Nuremberg] : 1613The grandest and greatest botanical book ever published, Besler's monumental work commemorates the famous gardens of the Prince Bishop of Eichstätt by depicting over a thousand plants, many newly imported from the Americas and Ottoman Empire and illustrated here for the first time; this copy in a contemporary, perhaps trade binding, without text on... Learn More£165,000.00
Stock Code: 147073
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
PITCAIRN, Frank (pseud. of Claud Cockburn). Reporter in Spain.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of the author's account of his time observing the Republican forces during the Spanish Civil War; Cockburn worked for the Daily Worker as diplomatic correspondent, reporting the Spanish Civil War under the pseudonym of Frank Pitcairn. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 149161
DAHL, Roald. My Uncle Oswald.
London : 1979First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his half-sister and brother-in-law ("Ellen + Ashley Love Roald 1979") on front free endpaper.
Ellen Marguerite Dahl (1903-1988) was the first of two children born to Harald Dahl and Marie Beaurin-Gresser. Her mother died in 1907 and her father remarried in 1911. Working... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 149098
ELIOT, T. S. (pref.); PHILIPPE, Charles-Louis. Bubu of Montparnasse.
Paris : 1932First edition in English, first impression, of the working-class novelist's first success, a study of Parisian low-life in which the influence of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky is predominant, first published in France in 1901. This edition is seldom found in such nice condition. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 149077
GRAVES, Robert. [Love Respelt quartet:]
London & New York : 1965-66-67-69First editions, signed limited issues, numbered 70 of 250, 329 of 330, 65 of 386, and 893 of 1000 copies, respectively, and each signed by the author on the limitation page. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 148839
ENGLISH HISTORY. A finely bound collection of English histories.
Oxford, London : 1933-34-50-64A handsomely bound collection of English histories, profusely illustrated, and finely bound by Bayntun for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his single initial monogram to the front of each volume. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 148752
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Collection of novels, short stories, and memoirs:
London : 1961-69A handsomely bound collection of Maugham's novels and short stories, originally published between 1897 and 1952. The collection includes The Razor's Edge, Cakes and Ale, Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence, Liza of Lambeth, and The Painted Veil.This set was bound by Bayntun of Bath for Birmingham solicitor Gordon W. Quance, with his monogram "Q"... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148176