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ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
London : 2003First edition of the fifth Harry Potter novel, a sparkling example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. The Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116758
CAPOTE, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's.
New York : 1958First edition, first printing of Capote's classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Gorgeously hand-bound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long cigarette holder. Diamond embellishments on the jewellery... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131676
SHAKESPEARE, William. Venus and Adonis.
Oxford : 1905Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, in a superb binding by the Chelsea Bindery, of this Oxford University facsimile reprint of the earliest surviving editions of Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, the Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim, and the play Pericles, as a supplement to the reproduction of the First Folio issued by the Oxford University Press in... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 65822
COWARD, Noël. Private Lives.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to Laurence Olivier, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Larry from Noël, 1930". An outstanding association copy marking Olivier's "breakthrough" stage appearance. The distinguished theatre critic Michael Billington writes: "Olivier's early years were marked by an impatient hunger... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 121721
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1987.A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1987. The year 1987 saw Thatcher's third and final election victory, and the Queen's 35th year on the throne. Comprising the cards of:
i) Prince Charles and Princess Diana: inscribed by Charles "To you both from Charles and Diana's signature: Diana.",... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123714
BRANDT, Bill. A Night in London.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action; the publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row, and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 114427
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1984.A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1984. The year 1984 saw the birth of Prince Harry, the start of the Miners' Strike and Thatcher's survival of the Brighton bomb. Comprising the cards of:
i) Prince Charles and Princess Diana: inscribed by Charles "To you both from Charles and Diana's... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 123708
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.
London : 1899First edition, first impression, of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 125178
HARRISON, John. The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].
[London] : 1773A rare and significant survival, this is the third of three editions published, the first undated in 1767, and another in 1770 (though no extant copy of that printing is recorded). This third was published the year before Harrison was awarded most of the prize offered under the terms of the 1714 Longitude Act, and indeed may never have been issued;... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 94021
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From various individuals.A collection of Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher, from various individuals and institutions.
i) John Stapylton Habgood, Archbishop of York (1983-95), 1985. With a reproduction of a portrait of himself on the front cover, and the printed message on the interior "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year from The Archbishop of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123848
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From foreign royal families.A collection of Christmas cards sent by foreign royal families to Margaret Thatcher. Comprising the cards of:
i) Tāufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (reigned 1965-2005), 1985. With Tonga's coat of arms on the front cover and the signature of himself and his wife Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e on the interior, below the printed message "With all... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123803
MANDELSTAM, Osip. Shum Vremeni [i.e. The Noise of Time].
Leningrad : 1925First edition, first printing, of Mandelstam's first prose work, a series of autobiographical sketches which provide an important source for Mandelstam's childhood, despite not formally being an autobiography: "my desire is not to speak about myself but to track down the age, the noise and the germination of time". The work was commissioned in 1923... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132476
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [Complete detective novels:] Red Harvest; The Dain Curse; The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The Thin Man.
New York & London : 1929-34First editions, first printings, of the complete series of Hammett's seminal full-length detective novels. As usual The Glass Key is the first American edition; the first impression was printed in London in the same year during Knopf's ill-fated attempt to break into the British market and is scarce. Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 116919
MILLER, Henry. The Angel is my Watermark.
Fullerton, CA : 1944Signed limited edition, number 8 of a small number of copies signed by Henry Miller and enclosing one of Miller's original watercolours. The number of copies is estimated by Porter as 15, by Riley as 15 or 16, and at any rate a very small number, each unique with a different water colour. Alongside the original watercolour, the publication contains... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 136512
LEROUX, Gaston. The Phantom of the Opera.
London : 1911First UK edition, first printing, in English of this mystery thriller which formed the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and several film adaptations. In his day Leroux was considered "the foremost of the modern French writers of detective fiction." Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 93931
JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
Leipzig : 1902First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the front board, "Herrn Dr. Hoch mit den besten Grüssen, der Verfasser." This is the true first edition of Jung's doctoral dissertation, published in advance of the book version issued later the same year.
A superb association: the recipient Dr August Hoch (1868-1919)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 128837
SEARLE, Ronald. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."
[1956?]A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly saw the ballet then,... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 90918
(NECKER, Jacques.) GUERINEAU DE SAINT-PERAVI, attributed author. Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris] : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
KORF, Feodor Feodorovich. Vospominaniya o Persii, 1834-1835 (Reminiscences of Persia).
St Petersburg : 1838First and only edition, uncommon, with just six locations world-wide. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front panel of the wraps: "To the Russian Academy, presented by the Author, 17 Nov. 1838". The book was never translated or republished in Russia. The author, Russian writer and journalist Fyodor Korf (1803-1853), describes his service... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 121850
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will
London : 1913First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122696
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Das Wesen und der Hauptinhalt der theoretischen Nationalökonomie.
Leipzig : 1908First edition of the author's first major work, "which was probably conceived during his days as a graduate student and written in Cairo. It was a brilliant statement of general equilibrium theory, making clear both what static theory could explain and what it could not" (IESS). The work established Schumpter's fame as an outstanding figure among the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 106913
BECKETT, Samuel. Comment c'est.
Paris : 1961First and limited edition, number 4 of 10 copies hors de commerce, inscribed by author on the title page, "pour Alan Clodd, Samuel Beckett. Nov. 72". Alan Clodd (1918-2002) was a noted Irish publisher, book collector, and dealer. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124190
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished Keep... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940-13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934-22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the novel... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
MAYR, Ernst. Five offprints on birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.
New York : 1938-41Offprints of five ornithological papers by Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) that appeared in the American Museum Novitates. Notes on New Guinea Birds IV is inscribed on the front wrapper by Mayr to Hubert Lynes (1874-1942), admiral and noted ornithologist: "To Admiral Lynes with Kindest regards, E. Mayr." In 1929, Mayr, who was already in New Guinea on behalf... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91310
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
Paris : 1817First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 90281
(BORGES, Jorge Luis.) GÜIRALDES, Ricardo. Don Segundo Sombra.
Buenos Aires : 1926First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine Proa. It was Güiraldes... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130488
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to his sometime lover, Margaret Case Harriman, "For Margaret Harriman, who has inspired all my books this tale of our life together in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R. from Her Chattel F. Scott Fitzgerald July 1935", together with a line clipped from a pencilled... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 125792
BALLARD, J. G. The Drowned World.
London : 1962Rare proof copy, signed by the author on the title page, with the trial dust jacket (priced 0/0). The first UK edition was the first in hardback and is preferred to the US paperback that preceded it earlier in the same year. A seminal climate change science fiction novel, The Drowned World depicts the year 2145, where global warming has left... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138843
JOYCE, James. Dedalus.
Paris : 1924First French edition of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. With the translator's signed presentation inscription to the first blank leaf. The name of the recipient has been excised and the inscription partially obscured by a one-page autograph letter from Joyce written in French on the back of one of the advertisement leaves which were laid into... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 46464
THESIGER, Wilfred. Arabian Sands.
London : 1959First edition. This was Thesiger's first book and "and, in his opinion, his finest" (ODNB). "During the years that I was in Arabia I never thought that I would write a book about my travels Seven years after leaving Arabia I showed some photographs I had taken to Graham Watson and he strongly urged me to write a book about the desert. This I refused... Learn More£1,575.00
Stock Code: 130541
(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
(DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London : 1927First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131651
SHAKESPEARE, William. [Othello.] Othllo.
Istanbul : 1293 First edition in Ottoman Turkish, done by Hasan Bedreddin and Mehmet Rifat from the French translation of Jean-Francois Ducis, and performed 186777 in Gedikpasa theatre in Istanbul, the first theatre in Turkey where plays were performed by Turkish actors rather than travelling troupes. Shakespeare was becoming popular at this time, after the Armenians... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131742
BOYLE, Robert. Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica.
London : 1690First edition of "the first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity" (Fulton, p.128). At the end is "A catalogue of the philosophical books and tracts, written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq." (Wing B3928A) at end, which has been marked by a contemporary hand. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 108077
LAWRENCE, D. H. Women In Love.
New York, [but issued in London : 1920First edition, UK issue, being one of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Martin Secker bought 50 sets of sheets from the 1,250 copies printed for the true first American edition, and bound them very much in the Secker style, though the publisher's name does not appear anywhere in the book. This is the first signed limited issue, as the US copies... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 124407
FREUD, Sigmund. Über Spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon.
[Vienna : 1878]First separate printing, presentation copy, with Freud's inscription at the head of the front wrapper: "Seinem lieben Freunde, Hernn Chem. Dr. S. Herzig d. Verf." Josef Herzig (1853-1924), professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna, was one of Freud's lifelong friends.
Freud's third paper published as a medical student continued his research... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 128842
GALILEI, Vincenzo. Dialogo... della musica antica, et della moderna.
Florence : 1581First edition, first issue of Vincenzo Galilei's main work, very scarce on the market. Vincenzo Galilei, father of Galileo, made a series of experiments in the 1580s that subjected music to scientific analysis. Stillman Drake suggests that Vincenzo's experiments with sound "may have led to the origin of experimental physics", by inspiring his son to... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 109228
KEATS, John. Poems.
London : 1817First edition of Keats's first book, in the original boards. Poems was published on 3 March 1817 by Charles and James Ollier, who were already publishing Shelley. The first of a mere three lifetime publications, it is a work of mainly youthful promise - Keats had appeared for the first time in print less than a year earlier, with a poem in the radical... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 113377
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.
London : 1916First edition, only printing. Cohen's bibliography states: "the pamphlet does not appear to have sold well and, although it may have continued to appear in Macmillan catalogues as late as 1924 or early 1925, most, if not all, unsold copies, were, in fact, destroyed in 1918" (vol. I, p. 196). Martin Gilbert asserts that 5,000 copies were printed (Winston... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127608
(DISNEY, Walt.) PALMER, H. Marion. Walt Disney's Surprise Package.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper in crayon to "Mimi Bonesteel, Happy Easter, Walt Disney." Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 89991
FRANKLIN, Rosalind E., & R. G. Gosling. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.
London : 1953First edition, offprint issue, of crystallographer Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking research paper contributing to the identification of the double helix structure of DNA, the most revolutionary discovery in the fields of molecular biology and all other life sciences, appearing alongside equally landmark articles by James Watson, Francis Crick, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126905
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. Dyavoliada. Rasskazy (Devildom: Short Stories).
Moscow : 1925First edition, first impression, of Bulgakov's first book and the only one printed in the Soviet Union in his lifetime. As well as "Devildom", the stories include "The Fatal Eggs", "13. The house of Elpit Pabkomunna", "Chinese story" and "Chichikov's adventures" (a satire on Gogol's Dead Souls, where the characters from the original novel are... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131768
MARX, Karl. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.
Paris & Brussels : 1847First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed. "In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had not been... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 119971
TACHARD, Guy. A Relation of the Voyage to Siam Performed by Six Jesuits,
London : 1688First edition in English of Tachard's Voyage de Siam des pères jésuites (1686); one of two issues, this issue with a cancel title. The first French mission to Siam (modern Thailand) came about as a result of an invitation of Constantine Phaulkon, a Greek adventurer who by a curious twist of fate had become prime minister of Siam. In response to Phaulkon's... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 115740
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This is a superb copy of Fitzgerald's magnificent yet maligned follow-up to The Great Gatsby. It is one of 19 copies specially signed by the author for the booksellers Hochschild, Kohn & Co. of Baltimore, with their ticket on the rear pastedown.... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136034