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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GREENE, Graham. The Bear Fell Free.
London : 1935First edition, signed limited issue, number 230 of 285 copies signed by the author, of which 250 were released for sale. This work was one of a series of 12 short stories edited by John Hackney, and "makes extensive use of 'stream of consciousness' techniques". Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 119797
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Partings at Dawn.
San Francisco : 1996First 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. Winston Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing and won the Stonewall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123282
(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
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", quite scarce and appealing thus with a personal inscription. The Alchemist was originally published in Portuguese as O Alquimista in Brazil in 1988. It has since been translated into... 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
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
(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
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
HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World.
London : 1932First UK edition, signed limited issue, number 88 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. Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 131326
TRANSTROMER, Tomas. Citoyens.
Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1974First English language edition, copy 100 of 150 copies, printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this a presentation copy inscribed by Transtromer and additionally signed by the translator Robin Fulton on the colophon.
Copies numbered 1 to 50 were issued signed by Transtromer; this copy, though a later number, is presented by the poet with a lengthy... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141215
STOKER, Bram. The Mystery of the Sea.
London : 1902First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "John Northcott from Bram Stoker, 17.7.02". An appealing provenance: John Northcott (d. 1905) was the highly regarded music and drama critic for The Daily Chronicle, described by a contemporary as "one of the most... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125940
LAWRENCE, D. H. Autograph letter signed relating to the clandestine publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Kesselmatte, Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern) : 1928Autograph letter signed from Lawrence to Allen W. Steele of the book wholesalers William Jackson Ltd, requesting that they return to the bearer of the letter, Enid Hilton, over 70 copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover which they had ordered and subsequently rejected. Privately printed in Florence in 1928 with the help of the Florentine bookseller Pino Orioli,... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 137216
COWARD, Noël. Collected Sketches and Lyrics.
London : First collected edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. This was Coward's first collection of sketches, taken from the revues London Calling (1923), On with the Dance (1925), This Year of Grace (1928), Cochran's Revue (1931), and The Third Little Show (1931). It includes "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", first performed that year,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138938
DUNSANY, Lord. Time and the Gods.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, of this influential fantasy text, with a four-page autograph letter signed from the author to William Roughead tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and Roughead's bookplate to the front pastedown. Roughead (1870-1952) was a Scottish lawyer and popular true crime author with whom Dunsany shared a long-held correspondence... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139315
WHARTON, Edith. Hudson River Bracketed.
London, New York : 1929First edition, UK issue. The dedication copy, with the author's presentation inscription to the dedication leaf incorporating the printed dedication, "To A.J.H.S. From E.W. December 1929". The dedicatee was John Hugh Smith, a wealthy English banker who met Wharton at Stanway in 1908. The two became fast friends and "embarked on a friendly, even flirtatious... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 131588
LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
Montreal : 1986First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book later that year, under the same... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 131133
SHAW, George Bernard. Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.
[London] : 1886First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 73696
WAUGH, Evelyn. Inscribed postcard.
Dursley, Gloucestershire : 2 April 1950A postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87382
SWIFT, Graham. [His first seven books, all inscribed to his parents:]
London : 1983-96Reissues, each volume inscribed by Swift on the title page. All volumes but two inscribed "To Mother & Al the name by which he called his father", to whom Ever After is also dedicated. Ever After and Last Order inscribed to Swift's mother only. "His mother Sheila Irene (née Bourne) had grown up in slightly more prosperous Upper Sydenham, while his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 88958
GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]
Antwerp : 1977First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on WorldCat, one at SUNY and the other at the National Library... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131065
ZANGWILL, Israel. The Big Bow Mystery.
London : 1892First edition, presentation copy inscribed on a preliminary blank:"From the author and publishers' with compls" (just slightly shaved by the binder), perhaps presented to the Gainsboro' & District Liberal Club, with their library label to front pastedown and first blank, library accession stamp on rear free endpaper (dated 4 March 1893). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 106149
(FLEMING, Ian.) CONNOLLY, Cyril. "Bond Strikes Camp. An Extravaganza."
London : 1963First edition of this Bond pastiche, superbly inscribed by Fleming to his close friend Richard Hughes on the front cover, "Dikko - Ouch! Ian", and with a mark in his hand next to the title of the Bond story. Richard Hughes was a good friend of Fleming's and the dedicatee of You Only Live Twice (published in 1964). In 1959, Ian Fleming was given a licence... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 124681
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Queer Dharma.
San Francisco : 1998-2000First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, of this unprecedented anthology of gay Buddhist writing. This copy derives from the personal collection of editor and publisher Winston Leyland, with his inscription "Winston Leyland July 2017" to both title pages. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123281
(POETRY ANTHOLOGY.) THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to 1933,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123152
DUNSANY, Lord. The Strange Journeys of Colonel Polders.
London : 1950First edition, first impression in the second issue binding (the first issue being black cloth). From the author's library, inscribed as such by Dunsany's wife on the front free endpaper, and dated 1958. In this work Colonel Polder's is put under a spell causing him to live the life of variety of animals, and a short time that of a jinn. Dunsany (1878-1957)... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110365
GOREY, Edward. Gorey World.
San Francisco : 1996First edition, first printing, number 65 of 150 copies signed by Edward Gorey.
The related material includes:
1. The Fantod Pack (1995) publication flyer, with monochrome illustration on recto and publisher's information on verso.
2. American Book Collector, two issues (May/June and November/December 1985), both... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141503
MASON, Bobbie Ann. Shiloh and other Stories.
New York : 1982First edition, first printing, of Mason's first book, a collection of short stories. Review copy inscribed by the author on the title page "For Brad, Greetings-Bobbie Ann Mason". Loosely inserted is a typed signed letter from Ted Solotaroff of Harper & Row requesting a review, as well as a photo of the author by James Baker Hall, pictured with one of... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 50048
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
London : 1924-7Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition is the finest collected edition... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 129483
ASHBERY, John. Some Trees.
New Haven : 1956First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Barbara, with love John Ashbery, October 19, 1957" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was fellow poet and core member of the New York School of poets Barbara Guest (1920-2006). Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection was made by W. H. Auden,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 134111
WARNER, Rex. The Aerodrome. A Love Story.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The Aerodrome was Warner's wartime dystopia, his third novel, in which he "reverted in part to a non-realistic, expressionist technique. Generally regarded as his best novel, this deeply gloomy work also sees human values collapsing before a rising tide of nihilistic materialism"... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136856
SVEVO, Italo. Zéno.
Paris : 1927First edition in French (second overall), first printing, presentation copy of the service de presse issue, inscribed by the translator on the front free endpaper "à Giuseppe Ungaretti, ce livre dont il a été l'un des premiers confidents. Avec toute mon amitié, Paul Henri Michel". The recipient Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) was an Italian poet... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 132462
WAUGH, Evelyn. Scott-King's Modern Europe.
London : 1947Two copies, first editions, first impressions. Both presentation copies, inscribed by the author to Anthony Powell. The first, in blue biro, in a scrawling hand: "For Tony, the host of Bats with deep respect from Evelyn" and with a half-page caricature drawing by the author, of a woman with curly hair and a veil and a man (self portrait?) in evening... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 103235
BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976A wonderful original manuscript poem by Ray Bradbury, showing one of the great imaginations of American science fiction engaging directly and in real time with a major event in space exploration.
In mid-June 1976, Ray Bradbury, author of the Martian Chronicles (1950), was invited to the Disney projection room in Hollywood to witness the... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139775
MILNE, A. A. Birthday Party and other stories.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120415
HARDY, Thomas. Compassion.
Dorchester : 1924First edition, sole impression, number 8 of 25 copies numbered and initialled by Florence Emily Hardy; this copy is additionally signed by the author at the end of the poem. Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations. It was printed in The Times on 16 June 1924, where it was stated that there was... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 126133
RODITI, Edouard. Poems for F.
Paris : 1935First and limited edition, number 44 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Presentation copy of Roditi's first book, inscribed on the half-title: "For Roger Mynors Esq from a 'prodigal son' who yet hopes to return to more academic ways. Edouard Roditi". The recipient was the classical scholar Sir Roger Mynors (1903-1989), who was a contemporary... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109041
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
JACOBS, W. W. Deep Waters.
London : First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf. The printed dedication reads, "To my friend Arthur Waugh" and the inscription continues "with affectionate regards, W. W. Jacobs. 29 Aug 1919". With Arthur Waugh's bookplate to the front pastedown. Waugh was a prominent author and literary critic, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 72979
WILLIAMS, Oscar (ed.) The War Poets.
New York : 1945First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the day of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Jean Lanslow with love from Oscar Williams - editor - June 19 1945", the inscription continued by the founder of the John Day company: "And from Richard Walsh", and by two contributors, "from Hubert Creekmore" and "from... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 139656
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
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
IONESCO, Eugène. L'homme aux valises.
Paris : 1975First edition thus, first impression. Out-of-series copy from an edition of 55, inscribed by the author "A H. Gene Blocker, avec toute ma sympathie, Eugène Ionesco" on the half-title. With two typed letters signed from Ionesco to Blocker, who was professor of philosopher at Ohio University; the letters discuss the possibility of a lecture series in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 107744
ROBBE-GRILLET, Alain. Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir.
Paris : 1974First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Robbe-Grillet's erotic ciné-roman, inscribed by the author "Pour Jean Baptiste Baronian, bien cordialement, Robbe-Grillet" on the half-title. Baronian (b. 1944) began his literary career as an editor at Editions Marabout before publishing his first novel, L'un l'autre, in 1971: "prélude à quelques... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 52030