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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
ROBBINS, Tom. Another Roadside Attraction; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues; Still Life with Woodpecker.
New York : 1971-76-80First editions, first printings. Presentation copies, each inscribed by the author to a different recipient: Another Roadside Attraction: "Geneve, you sky full of moons, you're the sweetest thing to happen to me in a long, long time. My love rides with you - awake or dreaming. Tom Robbins. June 8 1977"; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: "To Peter Songrer,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107409
BISHOP, Elizabeth. Questions of Travel.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing. Questions of Travel is Bishop's third collection and includes poems based on her experiences living in Brazil, notably "The Armadillo". It was also her first collection to include a short story, "In the Village". Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 138936
MORRISON, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel. In spite of being regularly challenged (the American Library Association ranked it fourth on their list of most challenged books for 2014web reserve (email alone), it often features on schools' reading lists, and has been adapted several times. Morrison wrote The Bluest... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136567
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
[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
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
SVEVO, Italo. Confessions of Zeno.
London : February 1930First English-language edition, first impression, very scarce in the jacket. This key modernist novel is a posed as rambling memoir set down by a troubled tobacco fiend named Zeno, whose life is an interminable success of "last cigarettes", at the suggestion of his psychiatrist, and vengefully published by the doctor after Zeno discontinues his visits.... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134148
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
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
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
(THEATRE.) The Living Theatre. Stein. Picasso. Eliot.
[New York : 1951]Very scarce program booklet for the 1951-1952 season of the Living Theatre, one of America's premier experimental theatre groups, at their first permanent performance space at Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. Quite international in scope, the plays advertised are: Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" and her "Ladies' Voices",... 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 was done... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138767
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
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The fine jacket design is by Elmer Hader, known primarily as a children's book illustrator (joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow): apparently Steinbeck was so taken with their... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121682
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
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
HARRIS, Mark. The Southpaw.
Indianapolis and New York : 1953First edition, first printing, boldly and lengthily inscribed on the front free endpapers by the author: "This book is signed for Margaret Baker at the special request of her humane husband, who is kind to deer, mice & authors. We are all sentient beings. Answer to a question: the Caruccis are named for a family of playmates in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., circa... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 126855
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
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
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
YEATS, W. B. (ed.) Beltaine.
London : 1900First one-volume edition, being a re-issue of the journal's three first issues. "The Numbers, in their original wrappers, have been simply encased in boards, for preservation on the bookshelf, with no addition save that of a Table of Contents to Number One" (publisher's note). Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 109992
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
London : 1902First edition in book-form, first impression. 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£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136189
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 in... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 140266
ASHBERY, John. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed "for Anne Fremantle, with admiration, John Ashbery, December 1 1975" to half-title. The recipient is "Anne Fremantle, a British-born author, art critic, essayist and editor" (The New York Times obituary, 28 December 2002, retrieved 29.11.19), who also "published her first poems in 1931 and followed... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 135895
GUIMARÃES ROSA, João. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.
New York : 1963First edition in English, first printing. Originally published in Portuguese as Grande Sertão: Veredas in 1956, this is the book that "firmly established Guimarães Rosa's international reputation" (Ency. Brit.). A landmark of South American literature, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands exhibits characteristics of the Brazilian regionalist... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 137068
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz.
20 November 1940-17 Jul 1967A collection of documents from the archive of Victor Gollancz, the first publisher of George Orwell, regarding the publication of his books. The archive of Victor Gollancz was sold by the firm's parent company in recent years, from whom the material was directly acquired. The contents include carbon copies of letters sent from Gollancz to Orwell and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 131761
(BECKETT, Samuel.) BISHOP, Tom, & Raymond Federman (eds.) L'Herne: Samuel Beckett.
Paris : 1976First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Beckett by Tom Bishop, one of the two editors, on the front free endpaper, "For Sam, with more thanks than I could ever tell you with all my friendship and admiration. Tom. Paris Nov 3. 1976". Issued as part of the Cahiers de L'Herne (a series of critical monographs in French), this... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 94019
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Louder and Funnier.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. A collection of 19 humorous essays, reworked from articles published in Vanity Fair between 1914 and 1923. In his introduction to the book, Wodehouse explains that he borrowed the title from "the old story... of the nervous after-dinner speaker" who is speaking in a faltering undertone when a voice demands "Louder, please",... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 91641
DUNSANY, Lord. The Last Revolution.
London : 1951First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Dunsany (1878-1957) was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 100857
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. A Man Of Honour.
London : 1903First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies printed at the author's request to be used during rehearsals of the play and sold at the first performances in February 1903. This pamphlet is rarely seen in commerce, as Maugham put it in his preface to Frederick Bason's bibliography in 1931: "But there is another little book of mine which must be... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103296
LEWIS, C. S. The Screwtape Letters.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp... It almost smothered... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132223
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
London : 1902First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "comeback" novel 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 feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132284
(CUALA PRESS.) YEATS, W. B. & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
Dublin : March 1937First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.
The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140544