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THE SPORTING MAGAZINE. The Sporting Magazine.
London : 1793-1870 & 1892First editions of the first periodical devoted to general sportsmanship, The Sporting Magazine, issued from 1793 until 1870. This complete collection provides an invaluable resource, reflecting the changes in society and attitudes across the turn of the century, and placing them in relation to the pastimes and sports of British society. Each volume... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 128768
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (trans.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faustus: from the German.
London : 1821First edition in English of Goethe's Faust, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The book is most often met with in the publishers' reddish-brown paper boards, the flimsy backstrip having perished. This copy, however, has an attractive contemporary polished calf binding by the London binder Charles Murton, who Ramsden notes specialised in blind stamping.... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134583
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.
Oxford : 1956-58A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148169
NOLHAC, Pierre de, & others. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
Paris : 1897-1906First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111444
DICKENS, Charles. The Works.
London : 1899The Gadshill edition, "printed from the edition that was carefully corrected by the author in 1867 and 1868" and including H. K. Browne and George Cruikshank's beloved illustrations. A handsome set of what is generally considered one of the best editions of the collected works of Charles Dickens. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 141805
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Complete set of works published in the author's lifetime, all first editions.
New York : 1920-41First edition, first printing, of every book published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his lifetime, and his posthumous Last Tycoon, together comprising five novels, four short story collections, and one play, uniformly bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco. Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 140791
BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works.
London : 1879An exquisitely bound set of this attractive edition, edited by the Scottish essayist and poet of the Spasmodic school, Alexander Smith (1829-1867), and which was first published in 1865. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 149641
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1826An exquisitely bound copy of this attractive Regency edition of Shakespeare, printed on strong, fine india paper by Charles Corrall for the pioneering publisher William Pickering using his miniscule diamond type in double columns: the text is tiny but perfectly legible.
The plates were prepared for The Plays of Shakespeare in Pickering's 1825... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 141562
DEFOE, Daniel. The Novels and Miscellaneous Works.
London : 1854-61A lovely set, handsomely bound. The first six volumes were published as part of "Bohn's British Classics"; the seventh, Robinson Crusoe, was published by Bohn in a similar format seven years later. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146298
AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.
London : 1959-63An attractively bound set of Austen's collected works, this set unusually including the volume of her juvenilia.
Though Austen's novels remained in print throughout the 19th century, it was the scholarly work of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) that produced the first modern edition in 1923; his work continued to be issued in later editions... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148022
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1951First UK edition with Rackham's illustrations, 100th edition overall; number 212 of 500 copies, finely bound.
Grahame's timeless classic was originally published in 1908 with just a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club published in New York in 1940, and it was the last... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 148419
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia; The Viceroy of Ouidah; On the Black Hill; The Songlines; Utz; What Am I Doing Here.
London : 1977-89First editions, first impressions, of all of Chatwin's works published in his lifetime. Chatwin (1940-1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. His first book In Patagonia established his reputation as a travel writer. In 1982 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel for his... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 117554
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with] Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
London : 1872 & 1879An attractively bound set of early editions of Carroll's classic works: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the 59th thousand, and Through the Looking-Glass the 27th thousand. These books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts of imaginative genius but they also revolutionized writing for children" (ODNB).... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148042
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Complete Short Stories; [together with:] The Collected Plays [and:] The Selected Novels.
London : 1961-65An attractive set of Maugham's collected works, with three volumes each of stories, plays and novels. The books are later editions, with the collected short stories first published in 1951, the plays in 1931, and the novels in 1953. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 130862
BIBLE; English; NT. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
London : 1865First trade edition of this wonderful example of Victorian book production. Longman employed the finest wood-engravers of the day and the project was overseen by the antiquary and illuminator Henry Shaw (1800-1873): "He provided initials and ornament for the prestigious New Testament published by Longman in 1864 with engravings of works by artists from... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133743
EURIPIDES. The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments.
London : 1782First Wodhull edition, the first in English of all the extant writings of Euripides: "although Wodhull advertised his version in February 1774, and thought to complete it within a year, it was only in 1782 that, prompted by the appearance of two rival partial translations, he overcame his fastidiousness and published The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137652
CANNON, Richard. Historical Record of The Fifteenth, or The King's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars:
London : 1841First edition. "Reputedly, William IV proposed that a series of regimental histories should be compiled, whereby the general public could be apprised of the distinguished services rendered by the regiments of the British army the work of compilation was entrusted by royal warrant to Cannon. He started immediately and the first volume to be published... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125526
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1761Second Baskerville edition (first published the previous year), this the preferred of two impressions, with the lozenge-and-star border framing each page; here in a particularly elegant binding, possibly executed by the leading German binder John Baumgarten.
John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the most significant English typographer of the 18th... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133632
WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,
London : 1653An exceptional set of all five editions published in Walton's lifetime, including both issues of the third edition. The development of the text can be traced through Walton's extensive revisions and expansions in the editions of 1655, 1661, and 1676, which reflect both changed political circumstances and Walton's growing ambition in his work. This much-loved... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 145726
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.
Oxford : 1807Large paper issue - Lowndes notes that only 50 such sets were printed - of this very appealing Oxford edition presented here in a choice Regency binding. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievementthe fashioning of the... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 106106
RUNCIMAN, Steven. A History of the Crusades.
Cambridge : 1951-52-54First editions, handsomely bound by Bayntun for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his monogram to the front of each volume. This important history of the Crusades is a "major achievement of narrative history infused by passion and at times romanticism, as a result of which he has been compared to Macaulay. Inherent in the work is regret... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148385
RUSSIAN ARMY REFORM. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii (Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry).
St Petersburg : 1833First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133891
EDMUNDS, Henry (comp.) Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,
London : 1758Third edition, in a decidedly distinguished binding, in the style of Jonas Hanway's first binder, possibly executed for a member of the Admiralty.
The third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - was issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121023
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
DEFOE, Daniel. The Chimera: or, the French Way of Paying National Debts, Laid open.
London : 1720Rare first edition of this comparative examination of credit in England and France with a comprehensive discussion of John Law and the Mississippi scheme; the latter is discussed with a blend of admiration (in principle) and mistrust (in practice). Defoe's attitude towards credit can be gauged from his decision to sell his shares in the South Sea scheme... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 122924
BULSTRODE, Whitelocke. Essays upon the Following Subjects.
London : 1724First edition, the presumed dedication copy to Thomas Parker (1666-1732), the first Earl of Macclesfield, with the Macclesfield library bookplate to the front pastedown (south library), blindstamp to the frontispiece and title page, pencilled shelf marks to the initial blank, and shelf labels to spine; subsequently sold as part of the celebrated sales... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139490
BARETTI, Joseph. A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages.
London : 1760First edition of this major English-Italian dictionary, inspired both by Baretti's adulation for Samuel Johnson and by his contempt for the previous English-Italian dictionary of Ferdinando Altieri, whom Baretti castigates in his preface for his ignorance and his "love of obscene words and phrases... as well as of scurrilous sayings and senseless proverbs... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131203
BRAUDEL, Fernand. The Mediterranean,
London : 1972-73First edition in English, handsomely bound. First published in France under the title La Méditerranée et le Monde Méditerranéen à l'Époque de Philippe II (1949), this English version of The Mediterranean corresponds to the second French edition of 1966. The first draft of La Méditerranée was written during Braudel's five years in a German POW... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 148722
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The History of Pendennis.
London : 1849-50First edition in book form of Thackeray's second major work, published serially in 23 parts between 1848 and 1850. Arthur Pendennis was used as the narrator of many of Thackeray's subsequent books, and is "an admitted alter ego who undergoes subtle analysis and complex criticism" (ODNB).
The History of Pendennis was interrupted for three months... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 145512
BROCKMAN, Stuart (binder). The Times Atlas of the World.
London : 1993A superb binding executed by Stuart Brockman, for the celebrated Wardington collection of atlases, which contained many designer bindings commissioned by Lord Wardington.
Stuart Brockman (b.1972) is the son of the bookbinder James Brockman. Trained by his father and now working alongside him in Oxfordshire, Stuart was elected as a Fellow of Designer... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142425
CROYDON, Edward (publ.) A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;
Teignmouth : 1817First edition, a superior copy in red morocco, with the bookplate of John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury.
Fisher was "a highly cultured prelate, a generous patron of both authors and artists, and a capable sketcher; he was chaplain to the Royal Academy in 1807 and helped to set up the British Institution the previous year. For the last twenty-five... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100333
GALLEY, Edmund - WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.
[Exeter : 1879]Handsomely bound and illuminated presentation album, one of just two copies, presented to honour the work of solicitor and county clerk Ralph Sanders, one of two men instrumental in reversing the miscarriage of justice in the case of Edmund Galley, who became an international cause célèbre after being wrongfully convicted of murder and transported... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 132619
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield.
London : 1903Deluxe edition, number 56 of 250 copies signed by the publisher, this copy in a striking and unusual arts and crafts binding, perhaps the work of the Guild of Women Binders, though unmarked, exhibiting their adventurous style. Goldsmith's masterpiece was first published in 1766. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139010
RABELAIS, François. Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.
London : 1892Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. A handsomely bound set of this attractive edition of Rabelais's great work, with excellent presswork by the Chiswick Press, and extra-illustrated with many colour plates after Jules Garnier. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 100271
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition, in an extremely attractive Cosway-style binding featuring an oval miniature portrait of Dickens aged 27 after the painting by Daniel Maclise.
All plates are present and in their early states with page numbers as called for, but with no titles or imprints. Two plates by R. W. Buss were suppressed and the replacement illustrations... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 149754
HAMILTON, Anthony, Count, & Mr. Abel Boyer, (trans.) Memoirs of the Life of Count de Grammont:
London : 1714First edition in English of this anonymously published 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133350
CORELLI, Arcangelo. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.
[London] : [1706-40]A handsome Regency-era presentation binding incorporating a variety of exquisite lyre tools, a suitable binding for one of the most influential opuses of the 18th century.
"Within months of their publication in 1700 in Rome Corelli's Sonate e violone o cimbalo had been accepted by the musical work as having a special status. No other collection... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 111109
CHIVERS BINDING - LAMB, Charles. The Essays of Elia; [together with:] The Last Essays of Elia.
London : 1902A highly attractive copy in a beautiful example of a "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, of Charles Lamb's largely autobiographical pseudonymous essays, dealing with mankind at large through the medium of his own experiences and impressions.
Chivers's binding style is produced by hand-painting the backing sheet of the binding, which... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144785
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1835]First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed on paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. An attractively bound copy of this magnificent illustration of the high-water mark... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 94719
WHEATLEY, John. An Essay on the Theory of Money and Principles of Commerce.
London : 1807First edition of the first volume of Wheatley's Essay on the Theory of Money; a second volume followed in 1822. In the preface Wheatley notes that "It may, perhaps, be necessary to offer an apology for presenting to the public the First Volume only; but the work admits of a distinct division: the first part relating to the refutation of our existing... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 129391
DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov.
London : 1965A handsomely bound copy of Constance Garnett's translation of Dostoevsky's work, first published in 1912.
In 1894 Constance Garnett visited Moscow where she called upon Tolstoy who was impressed by her work and, "praised her current translation his The Kingdom of God is Within You and encouraged her to attempt others"; advice which she enthusiastically... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 148369
PERROY, Edouard. The Hundred Years War.
London : 1951First edition in English, first impression. Perroy's work was first published in French in 1945. This copy has a press review from The Economist of 17 November 1951 loosely inserted. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 148245
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-45First edition, with the plates in the proof state, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel); no publication before this astonishing work had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the region.
The... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530