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ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
London : 1804First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129967
FREEMAN, Kathleen. The Work and Life of Solon.
Cardiff : 1926First edition, first impression, presentation copy of the author's first book, a study of the Athenian statesman and poet Solon, inscribed by the author to her long-term partner, at the very start of their acquaintance, on the front free endpaper, "Lilian M.C. Clopet, from Kathleen Freeman July 14th, 1926". This work, "considered essential reading",... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142281
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS. The Bindings of To-morrow.
London : 1902First edition, number 476 of 500 copies only. The magnificent chromo-litho plates feature 50 bindings by the Guild, many with the names of their designers and executors. It was produced to accompany an exhibition in London to showcase the Guild's work alongside that of the Hampstead Bindery.
The Guild of Women-Binders was established in 1898... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140060
BARKER, Pat. [The Regeneration trilogy:] Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road.
London : 1991-93-95First editions, first impressions, all signed by the author on the title page. The novels explore the history of the First World War by focusing on the aftermath of trauma and are based on the writings of First World War poets. In 1995 the final book in the trilogy, The Ghost Road, won the Booker-McConnell Prize. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147635
SPARK, Muriel. Child of Light.
Hadleigh, Essex : 1951First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies of early park works are uncommonly found, especially so in the jacket.
Long before Spark published her first novel she wrote a number of literary critical or biographical works including William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, John Masefield and John... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148857
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Threshold.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed on the title page to the Australian science fiction writer "To John Baxter, Ursula K. Le Guin".
The recipient John Baxter was also a science fiction novelist, alongside publishing many non-fiction works on science fiction in film, in a writing career spanning over half a century.
Loosely inserted... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 147784
LIPPER, Susan. Grapevine.
Manchester : 1994First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the recto of the imprint page. This work is series of Lipper's "ominous" (Badger, p. 174) monochrome photographs of Grapevine, West Virginia, taken between 1988 and 1993, together with a transcript of a conversation between the photographer and three residents recorded in the summer of 1993. Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 150483
STALLINGS, A. E. Archaic Smile.
Evansville : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Ginger, with gratitude for all your good work! Alicia. 24.i.01, Atlanta". This collection of poems, by the recipient of the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award, is uncommon in such fine condition and especially so inscribed. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148105
OLIVER, Mary. House of Light.
Boston : 1990First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This is an advance review copy, with a letter from the publisher loosely inserted.
House of Light is the ninth book of poems by Oliver. It includes her poem "The Ponds", in which Oliver memorably defends herself from the charge that her work is too idealistic about the world:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146956
SAPPHO; WHARTON, Henry Thornton (trans.) Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings
London : 1885First edition, scarce. This highly influential and comprehensive translation of Sappho notably restored the feminine pronouns to her work, and includes "a compilation of explanatory notes, various appendices, and a bibliography that lists editions, translations, and imitations if Sappho over the centuries" (Prins, p. 53). Significantly Wharton attempted... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 150952
COPE, Wendy. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
London : 1986First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to the poet and counterculture figure, Felix Dennis (1947-2014) "To Felix from a poet who enjoys your work, Wendy Cope", and with Dennis's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a lovely association copy. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147945
PARGETER, Edith. Hortensius, Friend of Nero.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "Best wishes, Edith Pargeter". This copy is in the scarce jacket. As a writer Edith Pargeter (1913-1995) was "a realist, immersed in history and attuned to moral questions whose pioneering work in medieval historical crime fiction" did much to consolidate... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 99761
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World.
New York : 1977First hardback edition, first printing, inscribed on the title "For Tom, with love, from Ursula". The recipient is likely the American science fiction author and poet, Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008). This hardback edition is uncommonly found signed.
Le Guin and Disch were near contemporaries in the science fiction community and seem to have had... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148104
BENSON, Stella. Tobit Transplanted.
London : 1931First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper for the literary agent David Higham "Signed for D. Higham with best wishes Stella Benson April 26th 1932"; signed copies are scarce.
Originally published in America the previous year as The Far-Away Bride, this work achieved Benson "both popular success and... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 149734
KEROUAC, Jan. Parrot Fever. Excerpts from a novel.
Santa Cruz, Ca : 1994First edition, first printing, number 29 of 135 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. This is a presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Kevin Ring - thanks so much for your interest in my struggle. Best, Jan Kerouac. August 2nd, 1995".
The recipient was the Beat poet Kevin Ring, who also founded Beat Scene, a British magazine... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 149333
HOLDEN, Inez. Born Old, Died Young.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed to her mother on the front free endpaper "To Mummy, with best love from Inez, March 1931", the date amended in another ink into 1932. This science fiction title, depicting the "giddy antics of the roaring twenties" (Scholes), is Holden's second book.
Beatrice Inez Holden (1903-1974)... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 144950
STARK, Freya. A Winter in Arabia.
London : 1940First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper "Donald Simon from his Godmother Freya Stark London 1943", with partial bookplate of the recipient's father, Alan Lennox-Boyd, to the front pastedown. Stark was also godmother to Alan Lennox-Boyd, who would later be the colonial secretary under Winston Churchill in the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142074