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WILLIAMS, Helen Maria (trans.); SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de. Paul and Virginia.
London : 1795First edition in English, translated by the celebrated bluestocking Helen Maria Williams (1759-1827) "amidst the horrors of Robespierre's tyranny", as she explains colourfully in her Preface; it became "the standard English edition well into the nineteenth century" (Deborah Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution, 2002, p. 122). The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127769
SAVARY, Jacques. Dictionnaire universel de commerce:
Paris : 1723-30First edition, complete with the supplementary volume, of the first commercial dictionary, produced by the two sons of Jacques Savary, author of Le Parfait Négociant. Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 89895
DERRIDA, Jacques. The Work of Mourning.
Chicago & London : 2001First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by Derrida to the poet and photographer Ira Cohen on the title page, "Pour Ira, de tout coeur, J.D." The book is a collection of eulogies, essays and condolences on the deaths of 14 writers and thinkers who were Derrida's friends or colleagues: Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 111353
BOURDÉ [DE VILLEHUET, Jacques]. Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.
Lorient : 1773First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined Hoste and... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 42930
PRÉVERT, Jacques. Paroles.
Paris : 1945 [i.e. 1946]First edition, first printing, one of 324 copies on rives paper, Jacques Brunius's copy of one of Prévert's best known collection of poems. They were first published separately in various magazines from around 1930, and were, partially and amateurishly, collected by students from Rheims at the end of the war. The poems were officially gathered in 1945... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 140435
CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.
[c.1920]Limited edition, one of 500 sets, printed on Louvain laid paper. The text consists of Arthur Machen's translation, first published in 1894, to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, alongside a supplement and a bibliography. Casanova's memoirs were not published in their full form until 1960. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122490
FUTRELLE, Jacques. The Thinking Machine.
London : 1907First UK edition, first impression of this collection of stories marking the second appearance of Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen after The Chase of the Golden Plate (1906), and the first in which in which the detective "was allowed full scope to perform his feats of mental wizardry" (Quayle). The Thinking Machine was first published in the US earlier the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 104944
LEVITZKY BINDING - LECONTE DE LISLE, Charles Marie René. Poèmes Antiques; Poèms Barbares; Poèmes Tragiques; Derniers Poèmes.
Paris : [c.1900]An attractively bound set of Leconte de Lisle's poetry, published as part of Lemerre's Petite Bibliotheque Libraire series. It consists of four works: Poèmes Antiques (first published in 1852); Poèms Barbares (1862 as Poésies barbares); Poèmes Tragiques (1884); and Derniers Poemes (1895). Georges Levitsky was a 20th-century Odessa-born binder in... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123292
BECKETT, Samuel, & Georges Duthuit. Proust; [and] Three Dialogues.
London : 1965Signed limited edition, number 28 of 100 copies signed by Beckett and specially bound. Proust, Beckett's epistemological and aesthetic manifesto, was first published in 1930. Three Dialogues, a series of letters between Beckett and Duthuit concerning contemporary art, was first published in the literary journal transition in 1949. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123408
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this only collection of short stories to be published in Woolf's lifetime, 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... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138929
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
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
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:
London : 1775First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected and also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 75095
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, of the only collection of Woolf's short stories to be published in her lifetime, further developing her modernist style which would blossom in the coming years, and continuing her collaboration with her sister Vanessa Bell who provided the cover design and illustrations. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138873
FRENCH LITERATURE. Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136575
STARK, Freya. Ionia: A Quest.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my Godson on the occasion of his confirmation from his affectionate Godmother Freya 29 Nov. 1955". This copy has the bookplate of Simon and Alice Lennox-Boyd, and is accompanied by a letter to Simon from his father Alan, thanking him for the gift of an "extremely... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141400
AMIS, Kingsley. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays by Kingsley Amis including "literary criticism, of writers as diverse and Hans Christian Andersen and Dylan Thomas and novels from Sorrell and Son to Portnoy's Complaint; articles on such topics as horror films, the use of language, the National Eisteddfod of Wales and fictional detectives;... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 85374
BIRRELL, Francis (trans.); DIDEROT, Denis. Dialogues.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, of this translation. Inscribed by Frankie Birrell to the Bloomsbury Group members Ralph and Frances Partridge on the front free endpaper: "To Ralph & Frances from the translator". Frances Partridge née Marshall worked at Birrell and Bunny Garnett's bookshop in her early 20s, and records in her autobiography her mother's... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131854
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); HOPE, Anthony. The Dolly Dialogues.
London : 1894First edition, second issue of the wrapper edition, of the first book to be wholly illustrated by Rackham. With the following issue point: the full title running as a headline instead of the shortened version of "Dolly" in the first issue. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 112942
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY. Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester.
Florence : 1526An early edition of this collection of classical geographical texts, including Pomponius Mela and Julius Solinus, and a translation into Latin of the Greek 1st-century world geography of Dinoysius Periegetes. The text is based on the first edition of the collection, printed by the Aldine press in 1518. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137339
DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772First edition of Diderot's collected philosophical and theatrical works. It is rare to find a complete set as each volume has both a collective title page and its own, and could have been sold separately.
There were two editions of published in Amsterdam that year, the other being the octavo-format edition of Marc Michel Rey, though the present... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141232
LUCIAN. Dialogues of Courtesans.
Philadelphia : 1902Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Latin parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 145096
FREEMAN, R. Austin. When Rogues Fall Out.
London : 1932First edition, a rare advance copy in the advance dust jacket lacking text on the lower panel and flaps. The book features Freeman's "medical jurispractitioner" Dr John Thorndyke, one of the first forensic detectives in literary history. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 88638
LE GALLIENNE, Richard. The Quest of the Golden Girl.
London : 1896First edition, in the attractive art nouveau style binding designed by William Henry Bradley. Referred to as the "Dean of American Designers" by the Saturday Evening Post, Bradley's illustrative art nouveau style was heavily influenced by Japanese block printing and the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880-1910). He was the highest paid artist of the early... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 136753
THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.
London : 1974Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126572
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins - GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.
New York & London : 1899First US edition. This copy is from the library of prominent American author and humanist Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), with her ownership inscription, "Gilman", to the front free endpaper. A lovely association copy between two disparate yet key writers of the period; Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon, which is included in this collection, is often... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130102
ARABIAN NIGHTS; BURTON, Richard F. (trans.) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
London : 1897The Library Edition, a most striking and handsome set of Burton's Arabian Nights, retaining the imposing box which has kept the set in lovely condition. "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights in English, Burton's was... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131161
PUNSHON, E. R. The Bath Mysteries.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. A gruesome mystery from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, and published in the US in 1942 under the title The Bathtub Murder Case. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 93706
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
New York : 1943-62First editions, first printings, as well as the reissues of the first two volumes in the series: The Big Knock-Over (reissue of 106,000 Blood Money), and They Can Only Hang You Once (reissue of The Adventures of Sam Spade). A lovely set of Hammett's first twelve books of collected short fiction. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 94424
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The Strange Journeys of Colonel Polders.
London : 1950First edition, first impression in the second issue binding (the first issue being black cloth). From the author's library, inscribed as such by Dunsany's wife on the front free endpaper, and dated 1958. In this work Colonel Polder's is put under a spell causing him to live the life of variety of animals, and a short time that of a jinn. Dunsany (1878-1957)... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110365
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
SENHOUSE, Roger; TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
LESTOCK, Richard, & Thomas Mathews. [Collection of 10 pamphlets relating to the controversy concerning the battle of Toulon.]
London : 1744-5First editions. An interesting selection of publications offering insight into this perfect exemplar of the eighteenth-century naval controversy, questions of ship-handling, the interpretation of signals, and personality clashes, all overlaid by matters of patronage. "Lestock's name will always be connected with the battle of Toulon (11 February 1744).... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 67755
DOLMEN PRESS. The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.
Dublin : 1960Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 79449
HAMILTON, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
Bath : 1804First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims of freethinkers such as William... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 81656
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 90110
GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco. Comedie;
Venice : 1582First edition of this collection of comedies by the Florentine poet and playwright Anton Francesco Grazzini, called "Il Lasca", (1503-1584), who was an important practitioner of the commedia erudite, the 16th-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro Bembo. These are robust comedies... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 113446
BEMBO, Pietro. De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore.
Venice : 1530Second edition of Gli Asolani, Bembo's most famous work, first published in 1505. The second edition has significant revisions, "which brought the work into greater linguistic and stylistic conformity with Bembo's watershed contribution to the Italian language question debate (questione della lingua) and the Prose della volgar lingua" (Theodore Cachey,... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 114075
COMPANY OF STATIONERS. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; an Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1815:
London : 1815First edition, containing seven different almanacs published by the Company for the year 1815. This edition includes The Gentleman's Diary by Thomas Leybourne; The Ladies' Diary by Charles Hutton; Vox Stellarum by Francis Moore; Merlinus Liberatus by John Partridge; Old Poor Robin; Speculum Anni by Henry Season; The Celestial Atlas by Robert White.
The... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 116902
DRYDEN, John. The Fables …
London : 1796First editions with these Bartolozzi engravings, the only two works illustrated by Lady Diana Beauclerc, here together in handsome contemporary full morocco. Dryden's adaptations of Chaucer and Boccaccio were among the chief reasons for his perhaps surprisingly high place in the esteem of the Romantic poets, especially Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Scott,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 118718
MILNE, A. A. Birthday Party and other stories.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120415
YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123152