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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
TROUBETZKOY, Princess Paul. Half O'Clock in Mayfair.
Paris : First edition, sole impression, a truly rare production of the Obelisk Press, with only three copies showing in institutional holdings worldwide (all in America). The author was British novelist Rhoda Muriel Boddam (b. 1898), second wife of the Russian sculptor Prince Paul Troubezkoy (1866-1938). He was a prominent figure of the Belle Epoque, acquainted... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143574
[GOOLD-ADAMS, Evelyn St. Bride.] G.-ADAMS, B. M. England.
Paris : 1923First and limited edition, number 9 of 150 copies only. B. M. G-Adams was the pen name of Evelyn St. Bride Scratton (née Goold-Adams) a friend and sometime lover of Ezra Pound. This work is a collection of three sketches of English country life. Pound encouraged St. Bride's writing and promoted her work, influencing the appearance of her writing in... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 126829
JAMESON, Storm. Farewell to Youth.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, this the author's own copy, with her bookplate to the front pastedown, of her semi-autobiographical novel. Jameson (18911986) was the first woman to read English at the University of Leeds. As well as being a prolific writer, she was, like Winifred Holtby, "much in demand both as a literary critic and a commentator on... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134427
THOMPSON, Hunter S., as Raoul Duke. [Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas] Rolling Stone No. 95 [&] No. 96.
San Francisco : 11 and 25 Nov. 1971First appearance in print of Hunter S Thompson's great work, complete as issued. The importance of its appearance at this time and in this context cannot be stressed strongly enough; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas both heralded and defined the decade of decadence that filled the vacuum left by the passing of the preceding decade of idealism, and Rolling... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 143427
H.D. [i.e. Hilda Doolittle.] Hedylus.
Stratford-upon-Avon : 1928 [but 1929]First edition, first impression, UK issue. In all 775 copies were printed, of which 750 were for sale in the UK and US; 520 copies were sent to Houghton Mifflin (who published on 19 October 1928), making this one of the 225 copies sent to Basil Blackwell (published 26 January 1929). H.D. (1886-1961) was "a key figure in the international Imagist movement... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 135643
DESCLOS, Anne, as Pauline Réage. Story of O.
London : First UK edition, first impression, of perhaps the most infamous erotic novel of the 20th century, originally published in French under the title Histoire d'O by Parisian publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert in 1954.
Its sadomasochistic content caused a scandal on publication and both Pauvert and Jean Paulhan (who was Desclos's lover and widely suspected... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142800
TROUBETZKOY, Princess Paul. Gallows' Seed.
New York : 1935First US edition, sole printing, of this thriller by Princess Paul Troubetzkoy. The first edition was published in London in the preceding year - both US and UK versions are rare, with only 3 copies of each recorded in institutional holdings worldwide. The sensational jacket must, of course, be rarer still.
The author was British novelist Rhoda... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143676
[LONG, Margaret Gabrielle Vere.] Joseph Shearing. The Golden Violet.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Joseph Shearing was one of Long's many pseudonyms. " In 1932 she began to use the name Joseph Shearing for reconstructions of nineteenth-century crimes starting with Forget-me-Not (1932), based on the murder of the duchesse de Praslin As Joseph Shearing she was prolific and successful; her identity was not revealed... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106155
BAROJA, Pío. Weeds.
New York : 1923First edition in English, first printing, an exceptionally well-preserved copy in the scarce jacket. It was first published in 1904 as the second novel in Baroja's best-known trilogy. Comprising La busca (The Quest, 1904), Mala hierba (Weeds, 1904), and Aurora roja (Red Dawn, 1905), it enjoyed both critical and popular success in Spain. Hemingway counted... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 140485
TOWNSEND, Walter, & Leonard. Black Cap: Murder Will Out.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. This work, an account of various murder trials, was initially intended to be a study of the trials of the Home Office pathologist Bernard Spilsbury (1877-1947), entitled, "Sir Bernard Spilsbury and his Famous Trials". Spilsbury, however, threatened legal action against Marriott, upon receipt of the proof,writing in April... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128592
[THOMPSON, Hunter S.] DUKE, Raoul. [Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas] Rolling Stone No. 95 [&] No. 96.
San Francisco : 11 and 25 November 1971The first appearance in print of Hunter S Thompson's great work, complete as issued (Nos. 95 and 96) in Rolling Stone. The importance of its appearance at this time and in this context cannot be stressed strongly enough; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas both heralded and defined the decade of decadence that filled the vacuum left by the passing of the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139169
HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-8First editions, first impressions, of the full set of Field Day pamphlets, each signed by their respective authors, published by the theatre company credited with developing Irish Studies and stimulating Irish literary and political culture during the 1980s and 1990s. The authors are Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane (who contributed two pamphlets),... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116991
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first issue, of Joyce's first book, a particularly nice copy unrestored in the original cloth.
The publishing history of Chamber Music is well documented but has some lacunae. The book was published on 10 May 1907 in an edition of 500 copies, but Mathews did not bind all copies at once. There have been various guesses as to how... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143086
HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World.
London : 1932First UK edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 324 copies signed by the author and specially bound. The UK edition was split into signed and trade issues, published simultaneously on 2 February, following publication of the signed issue of the US edition on 21 January, and preceding the US trade issue on 4 February. With the original purchase... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 130597
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.
New York : 1900First edition in book form, first printing, of Churchill's only novel, his third published book, but the first he undertook to write, and the second he completed. Churchill's melodramatic tale of liberal revolution in an autocratic Mediterranean state was originally serialised in Macmillan's Magazine between May and December 1899. This edition, published... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119574
LANGE, Norah. Cuadernos de Infancia.
Buenos Aires : 1937Signed limited issue, number 6 of 22 copies on Hammermill paper signed by the author on the limitation leaf, out of a total edition of 725; this copy a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second front free endpaper: "Para Daniel S. Devoto, atento y fino y minucioso, poblado de palabras y gestos de generosa duración, versallesca y entusiasta... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132555
KING, Francis. A Domestic Animal.
London : 1969First edition, first printing, the so-called "suppressed" edition. This edition was withdrawn before publication, rewritten, and reissued in 1970, as a result of a libel case involving the former Labour MP, and King's erstwhile friend, Tom Skeffington-Lodge. With a TLS from the author to Tom Driberg, journalist and MP, sending him the book and flippantly... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 106891
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Thuvia Maid of Mars.
London : 1921First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the previous year. Thuvia Maid of Mars was the fourth book in Burroughs's John Carter of Mars series, focusing on Carter's son Carthoris and his quest to rescue a kidnapped Martian princess. An attractive copy in the scarce dust jacket. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 82807
WHITE, T. H. Earth Stopped or Mr. Marx's Sporting Tour.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of White's early comic novel assembling a ludicrous array of characters at a fox-hunting party at "Woodmansterne Hall... a sort of private Bedlam. The guests are sufficiently ill-assorted to amuse, ranging from the Countess of Scamperdale, who endeavoured to go intellectual as well as horsey, to Mr. Marx the Communist,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 85977
SASSOON, Siegfried. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.
London : 1917First edition, first impression; review copy with publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted, with their request not to publish anything on the book until 3 April 1917. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 128214
DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. The Lost World.
London : First edition in book form, first impression, of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel, following its serialization in the Strand Magazine earlier that year. "His sense of the glory and nonsense of scientific advance found happy resolution in The Lost World (1912), where academic vendetta at its most ludicrous continually punctuates... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138994
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, presentation copy with Joyce's inscribed card inserted. The inscription reads: "Dear Mr Simson, As you were kind enough to write me often about my book."
Theodore Spicer-Simson was an American medallist, painter, sculptor and illustrator. Born in Le Havre, he first met Joyce in Paris... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 140266
MACHEN, Arthur. Notes and Queries.
London : 1926First edition, copy B of 15 lettered presentation copies signed by the author, additionally warmly inscribed by Machen on the front free endpaper, "To Major Nicholson, commonly and affectionately known as 'Brother Bill', these 'Ashes from an Old Dustbin' are inscribed by Arthur Machen April 21st 1927". The recipient may be the actor H. O. Nicholson... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 135859
BROOKE, Rupert; Lascelles Abercrombie; John Drinkwater; Wilfred Wilson Gibson. [Complete set of] New Numbers.
Ryton, Dymock, Gloucester : 1914First editions, first impressions; the first volume inscribed by Drinkwater on the title page "John Drinkwater Chicago December 1932". The four issues comprising the complete run of New Numbers include 41 poems, 15 of which are by Rupert Brooke. The majority of the poems in Brooke's 1914 and Other Poems first appeared here, including the first publication... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 142645
WELLS, H. G. Ann Veronica
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "'The Young Mistress's Tale' to Arnold Bennett. With love from his nephew, H. G. Wells", with Bennett's bookplate to the front pastedown. Ann Veronica is commonly believed to be inspired by Well's 1908-9 extramarital affair with feminist... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131700
THEATRE. The Living Theatre. Stein. Picasso. Eliot.
[New York : 1951]A very scarce program booklet for the 1951-2 season of the Living Theatre, one of America's premier experimental theatre groups, at their first permanent performance space, Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, advertising Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Ladies' Voices", Pablo Picasso's "Desire", T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney Agonistes",... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132632
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
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... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138767
NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.
Norfolk, CT : First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Rrussian by Nabokov to his wife Véra on the front free endpaper: "My beloved, here's a little book for you, my life, here's another little book for you, my love, there will be more little books / B the letter "V" in English / 1944". Nabokov has annotated this copy in nearly 60 instances, from... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 123847
GILPATRIC, Guy. Half-Seas Over; Mr Glencannon of the S.S. Inchcliffe Castle; Scotch and Water.
London : 1931-1932-1935First editions, with the first two volumes later issues in the cheaper remainder binding and the jackets marked at 3/6; the third volume is a first impression. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 105525
WAUGH, Evelyn. Black Mischief.
London : 1932First edition, large paper issue, out of series from 250 numbered copies, the dedication copy to Mary Lygon, inscribed by the author on the limitation page: "For Sweet Blondy with much love from BOAZ housed within swastika device". The book was dedicated to Mary and her sister Dorothy Lygon. Although known to her friends as Maimie, Lady Mary Lygon was... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 123779
GAY SUNSHINE PRESS. Out of the Blue.
San Francisco : 1997First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, publisher Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to half-title. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to libraries and are consequently scarce. The colophon advertises 26 deluxe lettered copies but the bibliography notes that "this has not... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 123283
STEIN, Gertrude. Geography and Plays.
Boston : 1926First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding, of this collection of Stein's writing from 1908 to 1920. There were four issues of the first edition sheets over 18 years, in variant bindings - this issue with the title on the front cover is the first. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 133133
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
London : 1902First edition in book form. The Hound of the Baskervilles was Sherlock Holmes's comeback after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a great success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136147
COELHO, Paulo. The Alchemist.
San Francisco : 1993First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Fanny: be always faithful to your destiny, Paulo Coelho, Oct 95". The Alchemist was originally published in Portuguese as O Alquimista in Brazil in 1988. It has since been translated into 67 languages and has sold upwards of 90 million copies worldwide.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138966
PEAKE, Mervyn. Titus Groan.
London : 1946First edition, first impression (with the correct first impression jacket - no reviews, and no "Second Impression" to front flap), a scarce presentation copy inscribed on the half-title, "wishing you everything you most wish for yourselves - from Mervyn Peake, 1947". This copy was presented as a wedding present to the actors Dorothy Hyson and Anthony... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137966
REYNOLDS, Walter. Young England. A Play in Two Periods.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front pastedown. Young England was universally panned by critics on its debut and was deemed the worst play to have appeared on the London stage in decades, but it went on to entertain packed houses for nearly a year. Audiences discovered... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 93712