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MOORE, Thomas. The Life of Lord Byron.
London : 1844Moore's biography was first published in 1830 as Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, a title "distracting attention from the skill with which Moore constructed his portrait" (ODNB). "Byron had given his manuscript memoirs to Moore in the expectation that his friend might profit from them should he survive him. Moore later sold the manuscript to Murray... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113992
GREGORY, John. A Father's Legacy to his Daughters.
London : 1774Second edition, first published the same year, and one of several editions published in 1774. "After the death of his wife, on 29 September 1761, Gregory wrote A Father's Legacy to his Daughters to relieve his loneliness and to record her opinions about the education of their two surviving daughters... He may have incorporated the advice given him by... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 130297
SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
[24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds. The relationship between the women had been, and continued to be,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120615
DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.
London : 1852-4 [i.e. 1851-3]First editions in book form, first issues with the advertisements at the ends of each volume with the relevant points. Dickens's history of England for children, "intensely anti-aristocratic and anti-monarchical" (ODNB), originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, with the volumes published in... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138215
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral;
London : 1723An attractive early 18th-century edition of Francis Quarles's Emblems, the most popular and frequently reprinted English emblem book since its original publication in 1634, here also including his second book, Hieroglyphikes, originally published 1638, "the most notable English version of the theme of the ages of man" (ODNB). Each... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138863
DIXIE, Florence. Gloriana;
London : 1890First edition of this quite remarkable feminist utopian novel from the twilight of Victoria's reign, the title recalling Edmund Spenser's soubriquet for Elizabeth I. "In Dixie's Gloriana (1890), the heroine's transformation from New Woman, to cross-dressing Prime Minister, and, finally, to rational-dresser and feminist icon of the future, functions... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123824
JONSON, Ben. The Workes.
London : 1641]First complete collected edition, comprising the second edition of volume 1 and the first edition of volumes 2 and 3. The first volume is a close reprint of the first edition of 1616. The second volume contains the reissued, unsold sheets of three plays published in 1631, which were edited by Jonson and intended to supplement his 1616 Workes. The balance... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 108347
BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come:
London : 1682A rare lifetime edition, the eighth overall and one of the earliest obtainable, of "one of the most widely read texts in the English language" (Stableford, p. 56), first published in 1678. Often shared between readers, copies were read repeatedly; few survive and all lifetime editions are rare. Harrison calculated there are 38 known copies of the seven... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136155
(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,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130102
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.
London : 1848First edition in book form. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray). Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 129551
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
SAVIGNAC, Alida de. Les Contes Bleus.
Paris : [c.1830]First edition, uncommon complete as here, of this charming set of instructive tales for children by the French bluestocking Alida de Savignac (1790-1847). Volume I comprises three stories, each bound separately: La Petite Malade imaginaire; Juliette à Rome, ou les histoires du temps passé; and Camille. Volume II is divided identically: La Veillée;... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125728
(DONNE, John.) SYLVESTER, Josuah. Lachrimae lachrimarum.
[London : 1612 & 1613]First appearance of a rare lifetime publication of a poem by John Donne, in the third edition of these funerary verses for Prince Henry, bound together with the second edition. The sombre theme is echoed in the mise-en-page, the text predominately set in deep black woodcut borders with funerary ornaments either side. The promising life of Henry Frederick,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 118729
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
TROLLOPE, Anthony. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]
London : 1946-9An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was first published in a complete uniform edition by Chapman & Hall in 1878, as six works in eight volumes. "Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 128404
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
YEATS, W. B. The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems.
London : 1889First edition, first issue, a major literary association copy, inscribed by Yeats on the front free endpaper, "To the poet of the North Countrie, Joseph Skipsey, with the author's kind regards". In addition, Yeats has made minor corrections to the text on four pages. The inscription shows Yeats's admiration for the Newcastle pitman poet, whom he honours... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 140222
BRONTË, Charlotte. Autograph letter signed to Ellen Nussey.
[Haworth] : 1835The letter written when Charlotte was just short of her 19th birthday is a wonderful harbinger of her mature literary style, beginning with an almost poetic expression of her feelings for Nussey before transitioning to an effective setting of scene and an amusing character study, then moving on to politics, expressing her strong anti-Whig sentiments.... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 139244
TWAIN, Mark. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
London : 1900First UK edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Miss Mildred Williamson with the Compliments of Mark Twain Oct. 5 1900". This UK edition is enlarged with two new pieces - "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" - omitted from the American edition, which was published earlier the... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 117374
MONTAIGNE, Michel de, & William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
(GILL, Eric, illus.) SHAKESPEARE, William. The New Temple Shakespeare.
London : 1936First edition thus, one of 25 signed copies for guests at the dinner given at The Ivy Restauranton 6 October 1936, on the completion of the 40-volume New Temple Shakespeare edition of the playwright's works. With the menu of the evening loosely inserted, featuring the guests list which includes, among others, the recipient as well as Eric Gill, M. R.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 141134
(KEMBLE, Fanny.) LEIGH, [Chandos], Lord. Poems, now first collected.
1839First edition. Presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Mrs. Fanny Kemble with Leigh's kind regards. 15th January 1872." Inscribed to the great actress by her son-in-law. Bookplate of Butler Place, the suburban Philadelphia home of Kemble and her husband Pierce Butler, which passed to her as part of the settlement of their 1863 divorce.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50872
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
BROWNING, Robert. The Ring and the Book.
London : 1868-9First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118722
DOYLE, A. Conan. The Sign of Four.
London : 1890First edition. This copy has both internal issue points, "138" on the contents page is incomplete and appears as "13" and "wishes" is misspelt on p.56 as "w shed". However, these issue points are present in both the first and second issue of the first edition, the only way of determining between the two issues is by the binding. The second issue was... Learn More£3,975.00
Stock Code: 48026
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
HARDY, Thomas. The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes.
New York & London : The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining The Well-Beloved and A Group... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 115614
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition, bound from the original parts, in the rare primary publisher's trade binding of plum coloured full morocco. Upon completion of the publication in parts, Chapman and Hall issued The Pickwick Papers in book form in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and the present full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326). They... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 130554
JONES, Gwyn & Thomas, trans. The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion.
London : 1948First Golden Cockerel edition, number 440 of 550 copies printed (the first 75 copies being specially bound), presenting a new translation of the ancient Welsh epic The Mabinogion (first fully brought into modern English by Lady Charlotte Guest 1838-1845) alongside illustrations by Dorothea Braby. The Mabinogion encompasses Arthurian legend (though originally... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 139319
ZANGWILL, Israel. [Set of 16 first editions comprising:] Children of the Ghetto;
London : 1891-1920First editions. A superb set of Zangwill's novels including the first Anglo-Jewish best-seller, Children of the Ghetto, and the popular satire The King of the Schnorers, about Jewish beggars in late 18th-century London. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was the child of Eastern European immigrants to England and spent his literary career exploring issues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 79651
RHYS, Ernest. The Fiddler of Carne. A North Sea Winter's Tale.
Edinburgh : 1896First edition, first impression, of the author's third book. Ernest Rhys (1859-1946) gave up his job as an engineer in the coal industry to become a writer. He soon became a well-known figure on the London literary scene and founded the Rhymers' Club, which met in a room above Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. J. M. Dent's Everyman collection... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 91905
(OMAN, Sir Charles.) ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical Works.
London : 1899Handsomely presented copy of Arnold's complete poems, first published in 1890, this being the ninth impression. Winchester College book-plate awarding a 1920 Vere Herbert Smith History prize to Charles Chichele Oman to the front pastedown, his daughter, Julia Trevelyan Oman's bookplate to the front free. The son of Sir Charles Oman, noted historian,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 115789
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1812-15First edition with these illustrations, large paper issue (also published in duodecimo). A most appealing edition of Shakespeare issued by the enterprising Thomas Tegg, presented here in a delightful and sparkling period binding. The illustrations by John Thurston have been described as "most attractive" (Peter Cannon-Brookes, The Painted Word: British... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 134889
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