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WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-27The Atlantic Edition, number 130 of 1,050 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume I and released for distribution in America, very handsomely bound. A further 620 sets were issued in Great Britain and Ireland. Wells contributed new prefaces especially for this edition. Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146413
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) loosely interted.
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
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.
London : 1898First and limited edition, one of 800 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper; 30 copies were issued on japon. Wilde published this work under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after his cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C). The first edition sold out rapidly, and a second edition was printed within weeks. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 146094
WELLS, H. G. The Island of Dr. Moreau.
London : 1896First edition, first issue, with rear advertisement for The Time Machine on terminal leaf preceding 16 leaves of advertisements, beginning with The Manxman and ending with Out of Due Season. One of Wells's best-known books, a seminal work of science fiction, and a major influence on popular culture both at the time and since. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145990
WILDE, Oscar. The Chameleon.
London : The first and only number of The Chameleon to be published, noted as number 25 of 100 copies in manuscript to the front wrapper, containing the first appearance of Wilde's "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young", two poems by Lord Alfred Douglas, and the editor John Francis Bloxam's anonymous and controversial homoerotic drama "The Priest... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 144072
WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of Woolf's penultimate novel, and the most popular of her novels during her lifetime.
Woolf began The Years in the early 1930s as a novel-essay entitled The Pargiters. Woolf subsequently divided it into two parts, with the fiction portion reworked into The Years and the essay portion the basis for Three Guineas.... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147720
WOOLF, Virginia. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, this copy with appealing provenance: from the library of George "Dadie" Rylands, darling of the "Second Generation" Bloomsbury set, who was working as an assistant at the Hogarth Press at the time of publication, with his bookplate and a typed note loosely inserted, annotated by Rylands in ink and initialled by him,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 148813
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Carry On Jeeves!
New York : 1927First US edition, first printing, two years after the UK first. A collection of short stories which includes "Jeeves takes charge", chronicling the arrival of the famous butler in Bertie Wooster's life. This an exceptional association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Wodehouse to his fellow lyricist, and then current collaborator, Ira... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 133688
WHITMAN, Walt. Poems.
London : 1868First UK edition, first issue, of Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", here named Poems, which "gave Whitman his first British readership" (ODNB).
Whitman made several revisions to the poems for this edition, and unusually allowed his work to be edited. However, the editor William Michael Rossetti felt that much of Whitman's corpus was too radical for... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 148081
WHITMAN, Walt. Drum-Taps.
Washington : 1865-66First edition, second issue, the first edition sheets of Drum-Taps expanded with the Sequel, and bound and issued together.
Drum-Taps was Whitman's collection of poetry based on his experiences in the American Civil War, and marked a significant shift in his career. "Drum-Taps, of course, stands among the nation's finest poems" (ANB). Initially... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 149452