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(KING, Jr., Martin Luther.) HASSLER, Alfred, & Benton Resnick. Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story:
New York : First edition, first printing, of this rare original comic book. Published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation - an interfaith organisation advocating nonviolence - this work tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was widely distributed amongst civil rights groups, churches, and schools. This copy comes, though unmarked as such, from the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 122400
[WARNER, Susan.] WETHERELL, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World.
New York : 1851First edition of Susan Bogert Warner's first novel, written under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell, in bright condition. Warner (1819-1885) began writing The Wide, Wide World in 1848. It was to become one of the most popular American novels of its time, however initially had difficulty finding a publisher. "Even when George P. Putnam accepted... Learn More£2,650.00
Stock Code: 139641
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
New York : 1903The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103856
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
Chicago : 1894A handsomely bound set. There is extra material in volume VII, which was previously unpublished. This material is; the final paragraph of "Plagiarism," "An Author's Face," "Apothegms," "Hyperism," and the eleven pieces on pp.336-349. It also has the first American publication of " The Journal of Julius Rodman" in volume V. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114677
MELVILLE, Herman. The Works.
London : 1922-4The Standard Edition. Limited to 750 numbered sets signed on behalf of the publishers, of which this is number 250. Volume 13 contains the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers in 1919 by Raymond M. Weaver, the author's first biographer. Original receipt of purchase, dated 1924, and publisher's... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 108786
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1956First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean McLean, and has a calligraphic ownership inscription reading "Jean and Jo Mclean" to p. 4. Jean McLean's work... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 133699
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.
New York : 1952First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket, with the flaps printed in brown and no mention of Hemingway's Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to the rear panel. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait by Lee Samuels. Grissom, however, refutes Hanneman's earlier assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134756
(BAUM, L. Frank.) Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Silver Princess in Oz.
Chicago : 1938First edition, first printing, first state "A" binding with spine illustration of Handy Mandy's face. The 31st Oz book, one of the works. Scarce in such good condition. Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 99736
GIBRAN, Kahlil. [Original drawing: the Prophet Almustafa.]
1923 or afterOriginal drawing by the author, a version of the same image that was used as the frontispiece to The Prophet. It is evidently an idealized portrait of Gibran himself. Several versions are known; this example was a gift to Barbara Young, his last companion and assistant, author of a biography of Gibran.
Gibran (1883-1931) emigrated from Lebanon... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 130660
DERLETH, August. The Memoirs of Solar Pons; The Return of Solar Pons; The Reminiscences of Solar Pons; The Casebook of Solar Pons.
Sauk City, WI : 1951-58-61-65First editions, first printings, inscribed copies of four early titles in Derleth's Solar Pons series, of which there were 11 works. All these copies are inscribed by the author to F. H. Hollander (1915-2000) of the American Astronomical Society. The dust jackets were designed by Frank Utpatel, who also produced jackets for Arkham House. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122564
PARKER, Dorothy. The Viking Portable Library.
New York : 1945First collected edition, fifth printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ruthven Todd - with gratitude to him for wanting this miserable signature. Dorothy Parker". Todd was a Scottish poet, artist, and novelist, best known as an editor of the works of William Blake. He moved to the United States in 1947 where he lived for 13 years.
This... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141988
TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.
New York : 1922-5The Definitive Edition, number 285 of 1,024 numbered sets, with the front blank signed by the author as "Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain" and with the limitation leaf signed by Twain's biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. A handsome set in a contemporary fine binding of the most complete of all the collected editions of Twain's works. Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143379
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1903First US edition, first printing. Edel and Laurence note that this edition of The Ambassadors was "marked by a curious error which remained unobserved until attention to it was drawn by Robert E. Young in the November 1950 issue of American Literature"; that is that Chapters XXVIII and XXIX had been reversed by some conscientious editor at Harper's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136586
CRANE, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. An Episode of the American Civil War.
New York : 1895First edition, first printing, first issue; exceptionally rare in the dust jacket. The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction of the cruelty of the American Civil War, features a young recruit who overcomes initial fears to become a hero on the battlefield. The book made Crane... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 49515
REXROTH, Kenneth (ed.) The New British Poets.
[Norfolk, Conn.] : First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to fellow poet Theodore Weiss and his wife Renée: "For Renée & Ted Weiss in memory of a memorable weekend - Nov 48, Kenneth Rexroth" (front free endpaper). Ted and Renée Weiss edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly sixty years, publishing the works of William Carlos Williams, Wallace... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 107186
ASIMOV, Isaac. The Stars, Like Dust.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To David Hartwell with best wishes Isaac Asimov". This is a wonderful association: the noted science fiction and fantasy editor David Hartwell (1941-2016) was "perhaps the single most influential book editor of the past forty years in the American science fiction publishing world";... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 138869
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132087
DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.
Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987First edition, first impression, signed limited issue. An unnumbered "presentation copy", with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, from a total run of 100 signed copies. A further 400 unsigned copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131931
(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
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire; The Throne of Jade; Black Powder War; Empire of Ivory.
London : 2006 & 2007First UK editions, signed limited editions of 100 copies each, with limitation blind stamps on the title pages. The first four novels in the ongoing Temeraire series, first published in the US the same year, set amid an alternate version of the Napoleonic Wars, which includes squadrons of dragons. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 87253
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
HOLDEN, Inez. To the Boating,
London : 1945First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Dokter Hell, from Inez Holden, August 1950". Beatrice Inez Holden (19031974) was a British author and journalist whose work was admired by the likes of Graham Greene and Anthony Powell. A glamorous socialite, Holden became a close friend and lover to George Orwell after... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137337
KENT, Rockwell (illus.); MELVILLE, Herman. Moby Dick or The Whale.
Chicago : 1930First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets. It is considered one of the finest editions of Melville's masterpiece and one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. In 1926 Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and Sons to illustrate a new edition... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 120710
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the T. S. Eliot review to the front flap. Tender is the Night was Fitzgerald's fourth novel, appearing some nine years after The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 124269
KEROUAC, John [Jack]. The Town and The City.
New York : 1950First edition, first printing. Signed by the author as "John Kerouac" on the front free endpaper. This was the first major work published by Jack Kerouac, who became famous for his second novel On the Road (1957). Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 113278
FAULKNER, William. Intruder In The Dust.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing. Intruder in the Dust, which explores the South's racial problems through the medium of a murder mystery, was originally planned as a short story. But the work swelled to the size of a novel and was not completed until April 1948. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 112812
COWLES, John Clifford. The Whispering Buddha.
Los Angeles : 1932First edition, first printing. John Clifford Cowles (1861-1951) was an American artist, and this was only work of fiction. A review on rear of dust jacket states "Read It Once, You Will Read It Twice" - a claim somewhat undermined by the uncut pages of this copy. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 116470
DICK, Philip K. Galactic Pot-Healer.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Greetings to Bill! Philip K. Dick". The recipient was a doctor at Yorba Park Medical Group in Orange, California, where Dick was a patient in 1972; inscribed copies of this work are notably uncommon. This copy is the hardback issue, with code "08L" on p. 145; the work was also... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131533
FOWLER, Gene. Trumpet in the Dust.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, fine presentation from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Ring Lardner what a sap I'd be to try to tell you what I think of you and your work - you know... Gene Fowler April 3, 1930". A major association. Fowler met Lardner when the two men joined Damon Runyon as writers on Hearst's paper The American.... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 50429
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) O'BRIEN, Edward J. (ed.) The Best Short Stories of 1923
Boston : 1914First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1923 includes Ernest Hemingway's short story "My Old Man", which first appeared in his first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems, published earlier in the same year. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123600
GOODMAN, Paul. The Break-Up of Our Camp and Other Stories.
Norfolk, CT : 1949First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Leo Raditsa, Paul Goodman". Raditsa (1936-2001) was a distinguished Harvard academic, an expert in ancient history and also an editor and founder the Cambridge Review, which published early work by Goodman. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 88666
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This is a superb copy of Fitzgerald's magnificent yet maligned follow-up to The Great Gatsby. It is one of 19 copies specially signed by the author for the booksellers Hochschild, Kohn & Co. of Baltimore, with their ticket on the rear pastedown.... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136034
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
[Asheville, NC : 1936]Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.
The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 100917
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960, inscribed by the theatre's founder Judith Malina to the owner of the Press: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith."
Malina's inscription further notes that it was inscribed... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The present copy has the three... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313
HEINZ, W. C. The Professional.
New York : 1958First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Ruth & Alan Hilditch our good friends who have heard me talk a lot of this. Bill Heinz Xmas 1957". Alan Hilditch (1900-1971), a certified public accountant, was a graduate of Yale and "a member of the St. Elmo Society, the Yale Club and the Innis... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 134056
STARR, Jimmy. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Hollywood : 1944First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter - the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980." Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. The present novel was the basis... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 110379
BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March.
New York : 1953First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus started working for Viking... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 118332
[SANFORD, John.] SHAPIRO, Julian. The Water Wheel.
1933First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "This one for them Abernathys for having helped me in so many ways, sincerely Julian Mar.7.33." The recipient was Milton Abernathy, the editor of Contempo, a short lived but notable little magazine published in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 65534
HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Polly, with love, Bob", additionally signed by the author above his printed name on the title page. The recipient is believed to by Polly Freas, wife of Frank Kelly Freas, the illustrator to Heinlein's The Door into Summer (1957). Polly... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131839
O'CONNOR, Flannery. The Violent Bear it Away.
New York : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Louis Dollarhide in appreciation - Flannery O'Connor, Millidgeville, April 8, 1960". Inserted is O'Connor's calling card on which she has written "I took the liberty of correcting the typographical error on page 242, FOC". On page 242 she has crossed out... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 62636
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises.
New York : 1926First edition, first printing, the first issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. 235), with the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times.
Hemingway's second novel is a roman... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 118495
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Holograph revisions to the typescript short story "A High Wind-less Night in Jamaica" by his lover Jane Mason.
Perhaps Havana : mid-1930sA remarkable survival that memorialises Hemingway's infatuation with the young and glamorous socialite Jane Mason, who was to become the model for the character of Helene Bradley in To Have and Have Not (1937), his last experimental work from the Key West years.
The couple first met in the autumn of 1931, when Hemingway and his wife... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 109126
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to his sometime lover, Margaret Case Harriman, "For Margaret Harriman, who has inspired all my books this tale of our life together in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R. from Her Chattel F. Scott Fitzgerald July 1935", together with a line clipped from a pencilled... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 125792
BELLAMY, Edward. Looking Backward 2000-1887. [Together with:] Equality.
Boston : 1888 & 1897First editions, first printings, of Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887 and its sequel Equality. First issue of Looking Backward with the misprint "wore" in line 8 on page 210 and the J. J. Arakelyan slug on the copyright page; Equality in the rare first-issue dust jacket. Looking Backward... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137673
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper, "To Cuyler Stevens with all good luck Ernest Hemingway", with Cuyler Stevens's bookplate to the front pastedown. Hemingway is known to have inscribed copies of several of his books to Ralph Cuyler Stevens (1903-1965), including Winner Take Nothing (the... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 121928
BUKOWSKI, Charles. War All the Time.
Santa Barbara : 1984First and limited edition, one of "126 numbered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, each with an original painting by Charles Bukowski" - this copy not numbered but inscribed "Presentation Copy" and signed by Bukowski. In addition, this copy is inscribed (in characteristic marker pen) on the blank facing the title page: "For Arthur Applebaum -... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 120437
MORRISON, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel, in notably attractive condition. The Bluest Eye "cut a new path through the American literary landscape by placing black girls at the center of the story" and its lasting importance was cited when Morrison received the Nobel Prize for her contributions to literature... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143251
DICKEY, James. The Zodiac.
Bloomfield Hills, MI : 1976First edition, number 39 of 61 copies signed by the author with a single leaf of the typescript working draft bound in, Dickey's manuscript corrections in ink. A trade issue was released by Doubleday later in the same year. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140558