Search results for: 'the works'
ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.
New York : 1905First edition, first printing, with a typed letter signed from Roosevelt as President to the book's dedicatee, John Burroughs, tipped in at the dedication page, and with the envelope loosely inserted (both White House stationery and dated 11 February 1908).
Roosevelt's letter reads: "Dear Oom John: the same greeting that Roosevelt uses in the... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145504
GREENAWAY, Kate. Collection of works.
1870-1930A significant collection of the illustrated books of Kate Greenaway, gathered by a private collector over many years and an assemblage which in scope and quality would now be difficult to equal, covering the full breadth of her career, and richly illustrating the extent and variety of her work.
The collection comprises four presentation copies... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 144492
MEHMED EMIN ÂLI PAÇA; OTTOMAN RAILWAYS. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.
Turkey : 1874 - 86Fascinating group of documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna, dating to the time the agreements were revised (1872) to when he was seeking to extricate himself (1887):
1. Covering letter to the annotated Actes 1874 document addressed to... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 141678
WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, with the front panel of Vanessa Bell's scarce dust jacket laid in at the front, and a Woolf signature (clipped from the Beau Brummell signed limited edition) laid in also.
To the Lighthouse was "written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision... It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147068
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1928-51A fascinating and unpublished primary source - and as such rare in private hands - being the manuscript journal books kept by a Royal Navy midshipman during a tour of the Gulf in 1930-31;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
SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
Washington, D.C. : 1975On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141264
LE GUIN, Ursula K. The Wind's Twelve Quarters.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "For Tom, famous or infamous. Love from Ursula. 20.8.96". The recipient is likely the American science fiction author and poet, Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008). This collection of short stories include selected parts of Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea, Rocannon's World, and others.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148099
COOK, James - HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and
London : 1773-84Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. A highly desirable complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three Pacific voyages in the preferred editions and with an excellent provenance, the atlas folio volume containing an extra suite of "Admiralty" plates from the second voyage in superb early... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 141440
PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials: Northern Lights; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass; [together with] Lyra's Oxford; Once Upon a Time in the North; The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage; The Secret Commonwealth; [and] Serpentine.
London : 1995-97-2000-03-08-17-19First editions, first impressions, signed by the author on the title page of each volume, apart from Once Upon a Time in the North, which is a signed limited edition, number 740 of 1,500 copies.
The first volume, Northern Lights, was issued in small numbers and is far from common; it has the first issue points on the jacket: 12.99 price, "Point"... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147638
DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
Llanddewi Brefi : 1927A Herculean labour of love: one of 70 copies only, printed for private circulation by the author in his old age at his own printing-press. This copy inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece and forwarded to his cousin, the Hon. Dan W. Williams of Jackson, Ohio. Davies's memoirs comprise his journeys to Patagonia and Australia.... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93335
STARK, Freya. Letters:
Wiltshire : 1974-82Complete set of first editions, first impressions, each volume inscribed by the author to Jean Gunn and her husband William (except 4 and 7, which were added to the set at a later date). Jean Gunn was a close and dear friend of Stark's later years. Her husband, William Gunn, was the founder of the European Centre for Disaster Medicine and author of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 127604
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
COOLIDGE, Calvin. Have Faith in Massachusetts.
Boston & New York : 1919First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To William Faulkner, with regards, Calvin Coolidge". Although the inscription is undated it occurred prior to 1934, at which point the present copy was advertised for sale at Goodspeed's book shop in Boston. Coolidge is known to have also presented Faulkner with a copy... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130136
WEST, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title of volume I: "With much gratitude to Yvonne Ffrench from Rebecca West, 1942". Inscribed copies are far from common, this set offering a pleasing association with a recognised woman writer.
Ffrench was the author of well-received biographies of Sarah Siddons, Mrs Gaskell, Ouida, and... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 124556
WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.
New York : 1928First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 109 of 800 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the verso of the half-title. Woolf's Orlando is widely recognized as a masterpiece of modernist and feminist literature, and remains among her best-known works.
Dedicated to Vita Sackville-West, whose androgynous... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148334
ANGELOU, Maya. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, of the author's first book of poetry, warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Richard Gildenmeister, Dick, Brother, you are a boon, a boon for me, for us, (for the species) Please write! and write on! Your sister (How-be-it-now) Maya". Richard Gildenmeister is a former bookseller based in Cleveland, Ohio, where... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 147853
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy, a Poem; [together with:] Poems.
London : 1842The copies of renowned Victorian actress Ellen Terry, with her signature to each title page and her Winchelsea bookplate to each front pastedown; the Italy volume with her note to title page "From Henry - M of V." Henry is almost certainly Henry Irving, who played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice alongside Terry (as Portia) at the Lyceum Theatre. On... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148205
WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell.
[London] : 1927First edition fully illustrated by Vanessa Bell, (third overall), signed by Woolf and Bell on the limitation page, and numbered 62 from a limited edition of 500.
It was first published in 1919, and Bell's contribution to the first two editions was a woodcut frontispiece and finispiece only. The unexpected success of this work, Woolf's third... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 139242
MATISSE, Henri (illus.); JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
New York : 1935First illustrated edition, signed limited, number 478 of 1,500 copies signed by Matisse.
Within weeks of the lifting of the US ban on the book (6 December 1933), Limited Editions Club impresario George Macy approached Joyce about a special edition of Ulysses, and by February 1934 he was en route to Paris to speak to Matisse about illustration.... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 147814
HAMAGUCHI, O., & Talbot Clifton. Fortune Telling by Japanese Swords.
London : 1905First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Clifton on the title page "to Charles Holmes from the author Talbot Clifton, 1905".
This work, translated by the hunter and explorer John Talbot Clifton (1868-1928), collects together "two or three books on fortune telling by swords" which Clifton discovered "while wandering in... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 147665
STALLINGS, A. E. Archaic Smile.
Evansville : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Ginger, with gratitude for all your good work! Alicia. 24.i.01, Atlanta". This collection of poems, by the recipient of the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award, is uncommon in such fine condition and especially so inscribed. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148105
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
RYLANDS, George. Russet and Taffeta.
London : 1925First edition, first impression, signed by Rylands on the title page and inscribed by him on the front free endpaper with a quote from Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, Act 5, Scene 2: "Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise.../ I do forswear them....../ Henceforth my wooing mind shall be express'd / In russet yeas, and honest kersey noes."
... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145958
NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 37th President on the front free endpaper "To Strobe Talbott with warm regards - from Richard Nixon 12-15-83".
Strobe Talbott (born 1946) was then Time Magazine's principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations. He later served as Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 to 2001, and as president... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 148285
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
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World.
New York : 1977First hardback edition, first printing, inscribed on the title "Fro Tom, with love, from Ursula". The recipient is likely the American science fiction author and poet, Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008). This hardback edition is uncommonly found signed.
Le Guin and Disch were near contemporaries in the science fiction community and seem to have had... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148104
POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.
London : 1904First edition, inscribed by the author to his daughter on the half-title "A.P.C. from P.P.C. 20.7.28", and additionally signed by the author on the dedication page.
Antoinette Percy Cotton (1913-1997) and her sister Diana joined her father on trips to Africa in the 1930s, later conducting further visits on their own, collecting a variety of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148129
VILLIERS, Alan. Sons of Sinbad.
New York : 1940Villiers's working copy of the first US edition, first printing, extensively marked up towards the revised edition of 1969 (a copy of which is included here), and inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "Edited copy - property of Alan Villiers". Of his 40-odd books, this is probably the most desirable, which does very much what is suggested by... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 146241