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DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The King of Elfland's Daughter.
London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 250 copies only, signed by Dunsany on the preface and Sidney H. Sime on the frontispiece. The jacket, issued in a slightly bigger format to envelope the book, is thus often found in piteous state, unlike here.
Though now recognised as one of the greatest works of fantasy literature, the work received... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145661
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
JARRELL, Randall. 5 Young American Poets, and four other first editions, inscribed.
New York : 1940–48–51–53–65A superb archive of family association copies, the first four works inscribed by Jarrell to his aunt and uncle, "To Uncle Howell and Aunt Elise, From Randall". It comprises includes Jarrell's first book appearance, in New Directions' 5 Young American Poets, his third, fourth, and fifth books, and his final book, The Lost World.
Jarrell's uncle,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142534
FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
October 14 1959 - April 14 1960A series of twenty-two autograph and typed letters signed between Ian Fleming, his agent at Jonathan Cape Michael Howard, and Fleming's dust-jacket artist of choice Richard Chopping, documenting the conception and creation of Chopping's jacket design for For Your Eyes Only, also containing a number of drafts and colour palettes for the dust jacket,... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 145633
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
ARONOWITZ, Al. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.
Bearsville, NY : 1981Aronowitz was one of the first professional journalists to cover rock music, developing lasting friendships, and enmities, with many of his stellar subjects, writing " in a smooth yet informal voice and frequently including himself in the story, an early proponent of the participatory style later called New Journalism" (NYT obituary). Fired by The New... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146261
ADAMS, John Quincy. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport,
Newburyport : 1837First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Edward Cruft Esq. from John Quincy Adams." Cruft (17761866) was a prominent Boston merchant, loyal political supporter, and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.
Together with a defective... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 146764
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
COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
12 June 1922Typed letter signed from John R. Commons, on his University of Wisconsin letterhead, to the American businessman and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene (1860-1937). Filene founded the eponymous department store and pioneered credit unions across the country.
Commons writes in response to a letter from Filene regarding an article he published:... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 147802
WELLS, H. G.; Alvin Langdon Coburn. The Door in the Wall and other Stories.
London : First edition, the scarce British signed limited issue, number 15 of 60 copies signed by both Wells and Coburn, the handwritten limitation statement facing the half-title dated January 1915.
Considered Wells's most disturbing and evocative work of speculative fiction, The Door in the Wall "deals with a favourite Wellsian theme: the intrusion... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 146197
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
CROFTS, Freeman Wills. The Cask.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, signed by Crofts on the title page. Crofts's first novel is considered by many critics to be one of the most important books in the mystery genre. The Cask codified the "procedural", following the painstaking steps of a professional sleuth, and it introduces what would become a Crofts speciality, the alibi plot.
Published... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 146787
MORE, Hannah - SHAW, William. The Life of Hannah More.
London : 1802First edition, inscribed on the initial blank verso "from the author", of the most vitriolic attack made against More during the Blagdon controversy, the most contentious episode in her career; an uncut copy in excellent condition.
More's philanthropic efforts, especially her rural charity schools, were met with "considerable hostility from local... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147495
LUDLUM, Robert. [The Bourne trilogy:] The Bourne Identity; The Bourne Supremacy; The Bourne Ultimatum.
New York : 1980-86-90First editions, first printings, each signed by Ludlow (on the front free endpapers of Identity and Ultimatum, and on the title page of Supremacy). Ludlum's original trilogy was adapted into a film series starring Matt Damon (2002-07). The series was later extended, following Ludlum's death in 2001, by Eric Van Lustbader and Brian Freeman. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146981
BARKER, Pat. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.
London : 1991-93-95First editions, first impressions, all signed by the author on the title page. The novels explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma and are based on the writings of First World War poets. In 1995 the final book in the trilogy, The Ghost Road, won the Booker-McConnell Prize. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147635
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
HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche.
San Francisco : 1979-87First editions in English, first printings, inscribed by Krell on half-title of the second volume "For Larry Owens, This, my favourite of the four volumes, D. F. Krell, 12.I.96". A bright set of Heidegger's reading of Nietzsche.
In these works, Heidegger treats only Nietzsche's unpublished writings as the repository of his true thought. In Heidegger's... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146501
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
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
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
HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.
London : 1991First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in green and black ink respectively. This work was a collaborative effort created to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany Hockney's specially drawn... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 131269
HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.
London : 1991First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 241 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£3,750.00
Stock Code: 145377
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
(MOZART.) GOUNOD, Charles. Le Don Juan de Mozart.
Paris : 1890First edition, an exceptional presentation copy to the proprietor of the famed Montmartre cabaret Le Chat Noir, inscribed on the half-title "À Monsieur Rodolphe. Salis, Hommage de l'auteur Ch. Gounod". The book is a study of Mozart's Don Juan that reveals its particular importance to Gounod, and its continuing influence on his life and work: "The score...... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142346
OLIVER, Mary. House of Light.
Boston : 1990First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This is an advance review copy, with a letter from the publisher loosely inserted.
House of Light is the ninth book of poems by Oliver. It includes her poem "The Ponds", in which Oliver memorably defends herself from the charge that her work is too idealistic about the world:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146956
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
SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and including a photograph by Snowdon inscribed by him on the verso "Dear Mr. Evans, thank you so much for your letter & the kind remarks you made about my work yours sincerely Snowdon", and an autograph letter signed from Snowdon "I am so pleased that you liked Born to be... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146918
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
COPE, Wendy. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to the poet and counterculture figure, Felix Dennis (1947-2014) "To Felix from a poet who enjoys your work, Wendy Cope", and with Dennis's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a lovely association copy. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147945
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
TROCCHI, Alexander. Young Adam.
London : 1961First hardback edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper "Best wishes. Edinburgh 1964 Alexander Trocchi". Young Adam was first published in 1954 by The Olympia Press, Paris, in wrappers and under the pseudonym of "Frances Lengel". This key Beat novel is uncommonly found in such good condition, and is rarer still inscribed.
"Young... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147478
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
HUSSERL, Edmund. Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die Transzendentale Phänomenologie. Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologische Philosophie.
Belgrade : 1936Original offprint of Husserl's last great work, inscribed by him to"Herrn Professor John Wild ergebenst überreicht vom Verfasser" (Professor John Wild, humbly donated by the author). The American philosopher John Wild, a firm supporter of phenomenology, was a contributor to the Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
"Edmund Husserl... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 132147
LASSALLE, Ferdinand. Das System der erworbenen Rechte.
Leipzig : 1861First edition of Lassalle's principal work, which Schumpeter describes as "a brilliant piece of legal sociology that dazzled many a professional jurist." (History of economic analysis, p. 454).
"It was Lassalle's great contribution to call into being the first political party of German workers, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeitierverein, organized... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147044
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
BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de Nuit.
Paris : 1933 First edition, first printing, of the photographer's first publication, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to his Parisian host "À Monsieur Gaston Robbe, mes hommages cordiaux, Brassaï Halász, Paris 1932".
Gaston Robbe was the owner of the Hotel Des Terrasses in Paris, where Brassaï had established himself in the early 1930s while... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142446
FLEMING, Ian - CHANDLER, Raymond. Playback.
London : 1958First edition, first impression, an outstanding presentation copy to Ian Fleming, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ian, with love, Ray", an inscription expressive of the remarkable friendship between two masters of the thriller, creators of two of the century's most memorable fictional characters, James Bond and Philip Marlowe.... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 145639
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
BROOKE, Rupert. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.
1908A rare autograph letter signed "Rupert Brooke" to the newly appointed director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Sydney Cockerell, discussing date arrangements for a performance of folk dance by Mary Neal's Espérance Club in the Victoria Assembly Rooms.
The letter reads: "Dear Cockerell, The Victoria Assembly Rooms now at present keeping both Jan 30... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 146111
HARRER, Heinrich. Seven Years in Tibet.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed twice on the frontispiece recto "To Mr. Edwards with my very best wishes, from H. Harrer two lines of Tibetan script Washington, Oct. 1954" and "March 1955. In the meantime I have the pleasure and privilige sic to call above 'Mr.' my friend 'Toppy' Heinrich". This is a great association copy.
The... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 146477