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THESIGER, Wilfred. The Life of My Choice.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page with his printed name struck through, of this autobiography by "the greatest of twentieth century explorers" (ODNB), notable for his two crossings of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula.
Thesiger's career began when, at the age of 23, he led a fully-funded Royal Geographical... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150511
HALE, Matthew. The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature.
London : 1677First edition, presentation copy from the publisher William Shrewsbury to Hale's fellow lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, Edward Webbe, inscribed in ink on the initial blank, "Edw: Webbe de Lincolnes Inne ex dono bibliopol Gulielmus Shrewsbury maij 9 no 1677"; a well-margined copy with a fine impression of the frontispiece portrait.
Edward Webbe matriculated... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149954
LAVEY, Anton Szandor. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the historian Gottfried Kerscher, "To Gottfried Kerscher, and a bright future - Rege Satanas, Anton Szandor LaVey", the tip of the y stylised with a forked tail. Works signed by LaVey are notably uncommon in the market.
Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143038
ANTIFASCIST PERIODICAL - FELICANI, Aldino (ed.) The Lantern. Focusing upon Fascism and Other Dark Disorders of the Present Day.
Boston : 1927-29The complete run of the antifascist periodical The Lantern, association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by a member of the editorial board, "For Norman Di Giovanni. Aldino Felicani. August 9, 1963". Di Giovanni was close friends with Felicani and catalogued his Sacco-Vanzetti materials, which are now held at the Boston Public Library.
Aldino... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148256
ELIOT, T. S. The Rock.
London : 1934First edition, second impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper surrounding the recipient's ownership inscription, "Inscribed for M. W. Bank 19. VIII. 34 by T. S. Eliot". Eliot is known to have signed books in this style upon request. The first impression was issued in May 1934, this second impression in June.
One of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 150694
SHISUI, Tanahashi. Ryurai Ryukyo [The Stream Comes and the Stream Flows Away] 1954-1973.
1974First edition, first printing. Inscribed to Sam Haskins from Shisui on the front free endpaper with a stamped chop mark, another chop mark stamped to the half title. Shisui's second book, being a retrospective of his work up to 1973. Text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147077
PEACOCK, George, capt. Notes on the Isthmus of Panama & Darien,
Exeter : 1879First and only edition of Peacock's collected notes and correspondence relating to his travels on the Isthmus of Panama while a commander on the steamships of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, 1831-42. The book was published when the author "heard of the congress of Savans being convened at Paris under the presidency of Count Ferdinand de Lesseps"... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 150621
GINSBERG, Allen. Careless Love.
Madison : 1978First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by Ginsberg "for Jonathan Williams who'll appreciate form + content of this present work April 16, 1978 Allen Ginsberg", one of 280 copies, of which 10 were patron copies, printed for the benefit of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Boulder (colophon).
Jonathan Williams was... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 150373
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. O Sentido da Nova Logica.
São Paulo : 1944First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to his future wife Marjorie Boynton, inscribed on the front free endpaper "à prezada amiga Marge para que floresça tanto sua logica quanto sen português - Van" (translatable as "To my dear friend Marge so that both her logic and her Portuguese can flourish").
At the time Quine... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 150190
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. El Sentido de la nueva lógica.
Buenos Aires : 1958First edition in Spanish, the author's own copy, inscribed in his hand on the front free endpaper at his Harvard address "W. V. Quine / Emerson Hall / Harvard University / Cambridge. Mass. 02138".
Quine's work was first composed and published in Portuguese for the Brazilian market in 1944 as O Sentido da Nova Logica. Quine wrote it while serving... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 150182
POUND, Ezra; ELIOT, T. S. (intro.) Selected Poems.
London : 1928First edition, signed limited issue, number 18 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. This edition was published on 10 December 1928, following the trade issue of 1,000 copies, published on 23 November the same year.
In his introduction to this important edition of Pound's poetry, T. S. Eliot gives an extended commentary... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 147191
DERRIDA, Jacques. L'Écriture et La Différence.
Paris : 1967First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the French man of letter "Pour Monsieur Maurice Nadeau, en Hommage, J. Derrida". This is a nice association copy of one of Derrida's major works.
Maurice Nadeau (1911-2013) was "an oak tree under which the greatest writers of the 20th century sought shelter" (Lepape).... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149919
ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down.
Harmondsworth : 1976First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 16 of 250 specially bound copies signed by both the author and illustrator. This copy has an original watercolour depicting Pipkin, drawn and initialled by the illustrator, on the first blank.
Adams's first novel, Watership Down was initially turned down by the major publishing houses, before... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 141188
LIPPER, Susan. Grapevine.
Manchester : 1994First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the recto of the imprint page. This work is series of Lipper's "ominous" (Badger, p. 174) monochrome photographs of Grapevine, West Virginia, taken between 1988 and 1993, together with a transcript of a conversation between the photographer and three residents recorded in the summer of 1993. Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 150483
DALÍ, Salvador. Hidden Faces.
London : 1973Signed limited edition, number 24 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with Dalí's previously unpublished 20-page Postface, also numbered, loosely inserted as issued. Originally written in French in autumn 1943, Hidden Faces was first published in 1944 in Haakon Chevalier's translation. Chevalier spent several weeks with Dalí on the estate... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 150722
SAPPHO; WHARTON, Henry Thornton (trans.) Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings
London : 1885First edition, scarce. This highly influential and comprehensive translation of Sappho notably restored the feminine pronouns to her work, and includes "a compilation of explanatory notes, various appendices, and a bibliography that lists editions, translations, and imitations if Sappho over the centuries" (Prins, p. 53). Significantly Wharton attempted... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 150952
MCCLURE, Michael. Plane Pomes.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, copy "B" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author on the limitation page and not for sale, a further 100 copies, numbered and signed, were also released. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of a rare and fragile work by the Beat poet. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 150752
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. La relatività ontologica e altri saggi.
Rome : 1986First edition in Italian, the copy of the author, with his ownership signature to the half-title.
The work was first published in English in 1969. The title essay is based on the first John Dewey lecture which Quine delivered at Columbia University in 1968, and is supplemented with other writings, all revolving around a relativist epistemological... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 150214
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Autograph manuscript leaf.
[c.1968]An evocative rough draft of an autobiographical statement, written by the 33 year old Brautigan in the same year as the publication of Watermelon Sugar and Please Plant this Book. The draft ends thus: "I am thankful that I live in such an exciting time in man's history and look forward to all the things I will write in the future".
Potentially... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 150166
BANKSY - DANGER MOUSE. Paris Hilton CD.
London : 2006First edition, first printing, with the white label signed by Banksy in black felt tip as Paris with a heart and a kiss, and the correct etched code R049 1712 5155 on the back of the CD. Banksy tampered with the release of socialite Paris Hilton's music CD by replacing the printed booklet and insert with his own and the music with a Danger Mouse remix,... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 145956
MALORY, Sir Thomas. Le Morte Darthur.
London : 1889-91First edition of the first truly scholarly edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, number 14 of 108 copies numbered and signed by Nutt, this set from the library of a notable San Francisco family, handsomely bound by the Californian binders Hicks Judd.
The 861-page first volume (bound here as two) prints word-for-word the preface and full text of... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 149821