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JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte. The Works.
c.1899Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824-91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 61558
CATHER, Willa Sibert. The Troll Garden.
New York : 1905First edition, first printing. Presentation copy of the author's first prose work, warmly inscribed by the author to the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle, "Will Mr. Howard Pyle accept through me the love of seven big and little children to whom he taught the beauty of language and of line, and to whom, in a desert place, he sent the precious... Learn More£40,000.00
Stock Code: 131568
(MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels.) DIXON, Richard, & others. Collected Works.
London : 1975-2005First edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). It was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York. "This edition will provide for the first time to the English-speaking world... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 119043
(COSWAY STYLE BINDING.) JACKSON, Catherine Charlotte, Lady. The Court of the Tuileries from the Restoration to the Flight of Louis Philippe.
London : 1883First edition. The popular historian Lady Jackson was widely read in standard authorities (and even unpublished papers), and her narrative style - bumptious and with "a great deal of go" (Saturday Review, 25 Jan 1879, 117) - made her histories readable works of light literature. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 15931
TINDAL, Matthew. A Defence of our present Happy Establishment; and the Administration Vindicated;
London : 1722First edition of Tindal's reply to the republican-inclined "Cato's Letters", published pseudonymously by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon in the London Journal from 1720 to 1723. Though a freethinker and controversialist, Matthew Tindal (1657-1723) was nonetheless a strong support of the Whig establishment and the British constitution as established... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 135228
(HOMER.) ARNOLD, Matthew. On Translating Homer, Three Lectures Given at Oxford; [together with:] On Translating Homer, Last Words, a Lecture Given at Oxford.
London : 1861 & 1862First editions of the first published criticism by Matthew Arnold, who was primarily known for his poetry: "Here, taking the translation of the Iliad by F. W. Newman, brother of the theologian, as his main target, Arnold pilloried the tendency of learning to degenerate into antiquarianism and pedantry" (ODNB). From the library of English poet John Drinkwater,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 117142
(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
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
(MOUNTAINEERING.) THE PINNACLE CLUB. The Pinnacle Club Journal.
[No place] : 1924-73First editions, a scarce mountaineering set; a continuous run of the first fifteen journals published by one of the earliest British women-only climbing clubs, with contributions from leading female climbers such as Eleanor Winthrop Young, Dorothy Pilley, Nea Morin, and Dorothea Gravina. Copac locates continuous runs at just seven institutions, and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 131221
(OMAN, Sir Charles.) ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical Works.
London : 1899Handsomely presented copy of Arnold's complete poems, first published in 1890, this being the ninth impression. Winchester College book-plate awarding a 1920 Vere Herbert Smith History prize to Charles Chichele Oman to the front pastedown, his daughter, Julia Trevelyan Oman's bookplate to the front free. The son of Sir Charles Oman, noted historian,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 115789
(STEADMAN, Ralph.) The Tonsils. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
[No place] : 2002A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103951
(THE RICCARDI PRESS.) (BIBLE; English; Authorized version; Genesis.) The Book of Genesis.
London : 1914First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes Cayley Robinson's finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121094
(THE WOMEN'S PRESS.) DOWRICK, Stephanie & Florence Kennedy. [Five postcards by The Women's Press.]
London : 1982A striking series of anti-nuclear campaign postcards issued by The Women's Press, the leading feminist publishing house. They feature five slogans: with "Don't agonise, organise", quoted from Florynce Kennedy, the African American civil rights activist, feminist, and lawyer, and the other four ("A feminist world is a nuclear-free zone"; "Nuclear war:... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 130433
(THE NEW DEAL.) STOLBERG, Benjamin, & Warren Jay Vinton. The Economic Consequences of the New Deal.
London : 1935First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A critique of Roosevelt's New Deal, concluding that "a first-rate earthquake, from coast to coast, could have re-established scarcity much more effectively, and put all the survivors to work for the greater glory of Big Businesswith far more speed and far less noise... Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96370
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as the Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
(DIX, Dorothea L.) KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
[No place] : 1888Sole edition of a brief account of the woman who almost single-handedly created the first generation of mental asylums in America, written by the pioneering American scientist and women's rights campaigner Caroline A. Kennard.
"In her lifetime, Dorothea Dix brought about significant changes in the care of the mentally ill in North America and Europe.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139643
(THE TATLER.) [ADDISON, Joseph, Richard Steele, and others.] The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.
London : 1710-11Original folio issues, a complete set of the original 271 numbers of The Tatler, together with Morphew's continuation, the volume concluding with no. 330 (From Thursday May 17. to Saturday May 19. 1711).
The Tatler was published three times per week from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1710/11. Though the numbers began to appear in 1709, the printer,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127598
ESTES, Matthew. A Defence of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the United States.
Montgomery : 1846First edition of the Mississippi anti-abolitionist's work summarising pro-slavery arguments supported by religion and new racial science. The eleven chapters consider the biblical foundations of slavery within early Judaism and Christianity, the history of African slavery, the abolitionist position of England on the topic, the dangers and ineffectuality... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120624
(WORLD WAR I: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS.) WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After. An Autobiography by …
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Copac, to which OCLC adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
COMMONS, John R., & others. History of Labour in the United States.
New York : 1918First edition, first printing, of this history of the labour movement as a social and political force with distinct conditions and philosophies. "The work of John R. Commons and his colleagues dominated research in labor history and inquiries about working-class formation in the United States until very recently. Insisting that by the Civil War workers... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 119900
(MANET, Edouard.) DURET, Theodore. Manet and the French Impressionists.
London, : 1910First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838-1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became good friends, with the artist... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88059
(BAKST, Léon, & others.) PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
(KING, Jr., Martin Luther.) HASSLER, Alfred, & Benton Resnick. Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story:
New York : First edition, first printing, of this rare original comic book. Published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation - an interfaith organisation advocating nonviolence - this work tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was widely distributed amongst civil rights groups, churches, and schools. This copy comes, though unmarked as such, from the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 122400
[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. When Faust, Part I first appeared in a finished form (1808) Coleridge expressed concern for the apparent immorality. Despite this, he briefly entertained a proposal in 1814 to translate the work, and returned to and completed the task in 1820-21. Coleridge denied that... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 132612
CATHER, Willa Sibert. The Troll Garden.
New York : 1905First edition of the author's first prose work (succeeded only by April Twilights, a 1903 poetry collection). With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather, Lincoln, August twenty-sixth, 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of W. L. Westermann: William Linn Westermann was a fellow member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 26021
[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
(GAME THEORY.) KUHN, H. W.; A. W. Tucker; M. Dresher; P. Wolfe; R. D. Luce (eds.) Contributions to the Theory of Games.
Princeton : 1950-53-57-59 & 1964First editions of the complete run of this important Game Theory journal, together with the follow up study, Advances in Game Theory, issued as volumes 24, 28, 39, 40 and 52 of the periodical Annals of Mathematics Studies. Contributors include Melvin Dresher, David Gale, John Nash, and John von Neumann, among others. Volume II includes Lloyd Shapley's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118782
MILHOUSE, Katherine. The Egg Tree.
New York : 1950First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 93163
COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
London : 1881First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127107
BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. The Physiology of Taste;
Philadelphia : 1854First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French and outsides alike, this work... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119657
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
(ABSINTHE.) Catalogue Général - Distillerie Pontissalienne - Fabrique d'Absinthe Supérierue.
Pontarlier, Doubs : c.1900Attractive brochure with full catalogue of products and prices from a leading manufacturer in "la capitale de l'absinthe" at the turn of the century. Superb chromo. endpapers by A. Waton of St. Etienne, who were specialists in labels and catalogues; Michael Twyman noting that their work "transforms everyday items into objects of beauty." (A History... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141557
IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
MINGUS, Charles & Gunther Schuller. Signed contract for the publication of Revelations.
1977Original contract dated Jan. 20 1977, on the letterhead of Schuller's music publishing company, Margun Music, signed by Mingus and Schuller on the final page, and with their initials to a holographic revision on the second page. A five year agreement, in which Mingus agrees to license Margan, "to print, publish, copy and vend the musical composition,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 62927
[WARNER, Susan.] WETHERELL, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World.
New York : 1851First edition of Susan Bogert Warner's first novel, written under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell, in bright condition. Warner (1819-1885) began writing The Wide, Wide World in 1848. It was to become one of the most popular American novels of its time, however initially had difficulty finding a publisher. "Even when George P. Putnam accepted... Learn More£2,650.00
Stock Code: 139641
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
Lonodn : 1875-80This set inscribed in the first volume by Queen Victoria: "To Lord Methuen In recollection of former happy days and of the marriage of our grandson William of Prussia, from Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle Feb: 27. 1881".
Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper is a folding manuscript letter embossed with the arms of Windsor Castle, addressed... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 135188
(KATIP ÇELEBI.) HERBELOT, Barthelémy d'. Bibliothèque orientale.
The Hague : 1777-9.First published in 1697, this revised and expanded edition of d'Herbelot's monumental work is "generally considered the best" (Arcadian Library, p. 238), containing supplements by J. J. Reiske, "undoubtedly the best Arabist in Germany" (ibid.), Leiden professor H. A. Schultens, and other pre-eminent 18th-century orientalists. The Bibliothèque orientale... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 117606
(WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.) HAYS, Mary, and others. The Annual Necrology for 1797-8.
London : 1800First edition, and sole volume, of this ambitious project to record obituaries of notable persons on an annual basis. The most significant memoir recorded here is the 49 page obituary of Mary Wollstonecraft by the feminist biographer Mary Hays (1759-1843). Hays received a copy of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman upon its publication... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123651
(PUBLISHING.) The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited). Pair of publisher's blads.
London : c. 1859-61A fascinating and notable piece of 19th century publishing history: a pair of publisher's blads, in this case used by a salesman in the garnering of subscriptions for two very popular and topical part works, Robert Montgomery Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-59) and Charles Ball's The Indian Mutiny (1858-61); each gilt stamped on the front cover, "Specimen.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141030
LE ROSSIGNOL, Ethel. A Goodly Company.
[London : First edition of this scarce, privately published work which beautifully presents the psychedelic spirit paintings of the Argentinian-born medium and automatist Constance "Ethel" Le Rossignol (1873-1970).
Le Rossignol ('The Nightingale') remains a mysterious figure, with very little known of her life. By 1891 she and her family had moved from Argentina... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135609
MCGONAGALL, Sir William Topaz, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah. Beautiful Oban.
Edinburgh, No. 21 Lothian Street : [1894-1902]Very scarce broadside poem by the "World's Worst Poet", William McGonagall (1825-1902), signed at the head, "Sir. Wm. Topaz. McGonagall. Poet". Gord Bambrick in "The Real McGonagall" acknowledges that "William McGonagall is best known as the world's worst poet. His unique style of versification breaks the laws of rhythm, rhyme and common sense in a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117956
PARES, Ethel "Bip". Daily Bread.
Hampstead, London : 1935Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint of beer! - beneath signs, declaring... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 114035
HUXLEY, Aldous, and others. Georgian Stories 1924.
London : 1924First edition, first impression. This is the second volume in Chapman and Hall's short story anthologies, here including Huxley's The Gioconda Smile, P. G. Wodehouse's The Purity of the Turf, and works by Algernon Blackwood, Orlo Williams, and Stacy Aumonier, among others. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139910
ZEUTHEN, F. Problems of Monopoly and Economic Warfare.
London : 1930First edition in English, first impression, inscribed by the author "with compliments, F. Zeuthen" in ink on the half-title, translated from works originally published separately in Danish in 1928-9. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 126461
(YOUNG, Noel. ed.) MILLER, Henry, and others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-1977Complete set of first and signed limited editions, each volume numbered and signed by the author. The works were issued in different limitations of between 50 and 250 copies, with most limited to between 50 and 100 copies. The set comprises works by: Will Baker, Clayton Barbeau, Peter Beagle, William Benton, Ray Bradbury, Edwin Brock, Raymond Carver,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 111064
TUCKWELL, Gertrude M., & others. Woman in Industry from Seven Points of View.
London : 1908First edition of this important resource on women's social history, a collection of expanded lectures "of special value to those who are engaged in the work of attempting to elevate the position of the working woman" (preface). The work comprises the following contributions: the British trade unionist and magistrate Gertrude Tuckwell on the regulation... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 131231
[MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP, Barthélemi.] Histoire générale et particuliere du visa fait en France.
The Hague : 1743First edition of one of the rarest texts in economics: the detailed account of the operation of the Visa, which was brought into operation after the downfall of John Law to investigate the profiteers of the Mississippi bubble, to improve the financial position of the state, and to penalise the financier class. The Visa was similar to the Chambre de... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 84108
(SHAKESPEARE, William, & others.) Collection of 18th-century printings of plays.
London : 1770s-1780sA substantial collection of approximately 120 plays printed in the 1770s and 1780s, including 20 plays by Shakespeare, all printed for or sold by Joseph Wenman of Fleet Street, part of his Theatrical Library (1776-81). The collections includes works from the Elizabethan period to contemporary writers: other playwrights include William Congreve, Henry... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131992
MONK, Thelonius. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072
(THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY.) Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-1952First editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 116863
(JACK THE RIPPER.) GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
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
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