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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
CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.
London and New York : 1928A very handsome set of the memoirs of the great libertine, one of a stated edition of 330 unnumbered sets (other sets are known with an edition limitation of 660). The text uses the translation of the Welsh mystic and author Arthur Machen, first published in 1894, with an introductory essay by the pioneering sexologist Havelock Ellis, taken from his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138632
BARZUN, Jacques. On Writing, Editing, and Publishing.
Chicago : 1971First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Wendell, fellow-author, editor & publisher. As ever, J. Nov 30/71". The recipient is the French-born American historian Barzun's life-long friend, with whom the author Wendell Hertig Taylor later wrote the critique of crime fiction, A Catalogue of Crime... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 91240
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
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
[MORGANN, Maurice.] An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff.
London : 1777First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119784
RENAN, Ernest. Poetry of the Celtic Races, and Other Essays.
London : First edition in English, this book was first published in France in 1854 as "La poésie des races celtiques". Ernest Renan (1823-1892) is best known for his 1863 Vie de Jésus, which was an immediate success, but " it is Renan's approach to the subject and his beautiful prose that gave it lasting eminence" (PMM 352).
This copy belonged... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139627
HARTNELL, Norman. Silver and Gold.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Princess Mary, "To Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. With respect, gratitude and humble best wishes at Christmastime. Norman Hartnell, Christmas 1955." Hartnell (1901-1979) was the Dressmaker by Appointment to both Queen Elizabeth II and the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130515
(BRONTË, Charlotte.) GASKELL, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
London : 1857First edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's pioneering, landmark biography of her close friend, "creating a new, feminine form which linked emotional and domestic life and suffering to creativity" (ODNB). The biography was hugely controversial at the time, and remains so today, for different reasons. Gaskell was asked to write it by Patrick Brontë in June... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138990
(ANGRY PENGUINS.) HARRIS, Max. Angry Penguins Broadsheet.
Melbourne : 1946A complete set of ten issues. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of Angry Penguins, Australia's leading modernist literary magazine. The title came from Harris's poem, Mithridatum of Despair: "We know no mithridatum of despair/as drunks, the angry penguins of the night/straddling the cobbles of the square/tying a shoelace by fogged lamplight".... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105022
(PETRARCH.) DOBSON, Susannah. The Life of Petrarch.
London : 1775First edition. "Susannah Dobson's first published work, in 1775, was an abridged translation in two volumes of Mémoires pour la vie de François Pétrarque, by Jacques François Paul Aldonce, abbé de Sade. According to Samuel Johnson, 'Mrs Dobson, the Directress of rational conversation, did not translate Petrarch; but epitomised a very bulky French... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 124338
WASHINGTON, Booker T. Up From Slavery.
New York : 1901First edition in book form, first printing, signed by the author on the verso of the contents page "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Alabama, Aug. 11. 1906". This autobiography was first published chapter by chapter over 17 issues in The Outlook between 1900 and 1901 and became "his most critically acclaimed autobiography, translated into some... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139033
PINDAR, Paul. Remarkable Biography;
London : 1821First and only edition of this pseudonymously authored series of curious biographical sketches, including chapters on "Charles Mc. Ghie or Mackey", the Milanese Frances Scanagatti known as "the Female Soldier", and the freemason John Coustos. Though some catalogues have identified the author as the antiquary and numismatist John Yonge Akerman (1806-1873)... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 133534
HOBSON, John Atkinson. John Ruskin, Social Reformer.
London : 1898Second edition, following the first of 1895. John Ruskin's work and thought were a major influence on Hobson's own beliefs regarding social reform. In the present work, a highly favourable account of Ruskin's sociological ideas, Hobson argues that these beliefs are as important as Ruskin's artistic theories, and are deserving of wider appreciation. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124616
GRAVES, Robert. Good-Bye To All That.
London : 1929First edition, first impression, first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact on pp. 341-43. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138767
RUNCIMAN, Steven. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.
Oxford : Scarce original offprint inscribed by the author "with best wishes SR" to the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (1929-2018) a hugely prolific popular historian and television presenter. Runciman and Norwich led very similar careers: both educated at Eton, both dabbling in the Foreign Service,... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139947
WINDSOR, Edward, Duke of. A King's Story.
New York : 1951First edition, signed limited issue, number 105 of 385 copies signed by the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII.
A King's Story, dedicated to Wallis Simpson, is a highly personal account of Edward's life and the abdication crisis. Other than Queen Victoria's journals, it was the first book by a British monarch since 1688. It proved... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140282
(HOMER.) WOLF, Friedrich August. Prolegomena ad Homerum
Halle : 1795First edition of one of the most important books in the history of classical studies, in which Wolf applied recognizably modern philological methods to the "Homeric Question", the long-standing debate about the authorship and composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The subjects Wolf addressed dominated Homeric scholarship for almost two centuries,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132587
DAVIES, Thomas. Dramatic Miscellanies:
London : 1783-4First editions, volumes I and III 1784, volume II 1783. Davies had a successful career as an actor before setting up as a bookseller in Covent Garden, his shop becoming a meeting place for the theatrical and literary world, it was in the back parlour of this shop that Boswell first encountered Johnson. In the 1770s Davies turned to writing, particularly... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139635
DAVIES, W. Robertson. Shakespeare's Boy Actors.
1939First Edition, First Impression of the author's first book. Still a standard in the field. In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence. Scarce in dust jacket. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 38548
SITWELL, Osbert. Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography. [Together with a first edition of Passage to India.]
London : 1945-1950First editions, presentation copies, each volume inscribed and signed by Sitwell to E. M. Forster on the half-title, each beginning "For Morgan" and dated, vol. I with the additional epithet "With affection and admiration" and vol. III "whose only fault is his invisibility". Each volume bears Forster's booklabel to the front pastedown. In a 1954 letter... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112546
[SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French,
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition of this crucial biographical work, released in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135315
[FONSECA, Jose de., i.e. Pedro Carolino.] English as She is Spoke:
London : First UK edition, second printing, (stated second edition). The present work is an edited version of a mid-19th-century Portuguese-English phrase book, which unintentionally became a classic of humorous literature, commonly known as English as She is Spoke. Mark Twain wrote the introduction of the first US edition, also published in 1883, of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140384
[HAMILTON, Anthony, count.] (BOYER, Mr. [Abel], trans.) Memoirs of the Life of Count de Grammont:
London : 1714First edition in English of this account of Anthony Hamilton's brother-in-law, French nobleman Philibert, Count de Gramont (1621-1707), and the intrigues of the Restoration court. This first edition is commercially uncommon, particularly in such an attractive binding.
"The book was greeted with considerable critical acclaim on account of its brilliance... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133350
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
(HUME, David.) RITCHIE, Thomas Edward. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.
London : 1807First edition of the first book-length biography of Hume. Ritchie was critical of Hume's achievements as a metaphysician and as a moralist, with his works suggesting that Ritchie himself was a disciple of Thomas Reid, whose philosophy was antithetical to Hume's. Ritchie is also dismissive of Hume's essays, criticising their conciseness. However, Hume's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124769
(NAPOLEON.) [SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.
Edinburgh : 1827First edition. In the aftermath of his financial crash, Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues, receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign, and being the first to consult Sir Hudson Lowe's papers... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 137795
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la littérature du midi de l'Europe.
Paris : 1813First edition of Sismondi's survey of Italian, Provençal, Spanish, and Portuguese literature, which established him among the initiators of French Romanticism. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 102671
STRACHEY, Lytton. Books & Characters.
London : 1922First edition, first impression of Strachey's fourth book. Contains papers on various literary figures, including Thomas Browne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Mariet Arouet de Voltaire, of which all but 'A Dialogue' had previously appeared in different periodicals. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 91844
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
DOUGLAS, Norman. Looking Back.
London : 1933First and limited edition, first impression, number 36 of 535 numbered copies signed by the author. "Douglas published Looking Back in 1933, a discursive, leisurely autobiography drawing upon material accumulated over several decades, and brought out as a two-volume limited edition of 535 copies under the guidance of Charles Prentice, his friend and... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 105292
(MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard.) Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally.
London : 2011Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by American football legend Pat McInally, the catalogue describes and illustrates fine examples of all the Pooh books, important inscribed copies,... Learn More£10.00
Stock Code: 39598
ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, one of 2,020 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper to the author Ralph Straus: "For Ralph Straus, whose gifts are almost an numerous as Corvo's, & who loves books as much as I do. Very cordially, from his friend A.J. Dec., 1934." A. J. A. Symons (1900-1941), book collector and... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 102584
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."
[c.1930-31]Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Switzerland, where Zelda was being treated at a clinic. Undated, 1930-1931. Fitzgerald thanks him for a check, "...just emerging in company with Zelda from the biggest muddle we ever got into...Zelda is so near well that its now a question of a few weeks - but she had a damn narrow escape from permanent neurasthenia... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 44744