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POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
New York : 1903The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103856
MELVILLE, Herman. The Works.
London : 1922-24The Standard Edition. Limited to 750 numbered sets signed on behalf of the publishers, of which this is number 250. Volume 13 contains the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers in 1919 by Raymond M. Weaver, the author's first biographer. Original receipt of purchase, dated 1924, and publisher's... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 108786
DERLETH, August. The Memoirs of Solar Pons; The Return of Solar Pons; The Reminiscences of Solar Pons; The Casebook of Solar Pons.
Sauk City, WI : 1951-58-61-65First editions, first printings, inscribed copies of four early titles in Derleth's Solar Pons series, of which there were 11 works. All these copies are inscribed by the author to F. H. Hollander (1915-2000) of the American Astronomical Society. The dust jackets were designed by Frank Utpatel, who also produced jackets for Arkham House. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122564
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132087
SENHOUSE, Roger; TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
REXROTH, Kenneth (ed.) The New British Poets.
[Norfolk, Conn.] : First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to fellow poet Theodore Weiss and his wife Renée: "For Renée & Ted Weiss in memory of a memorable weekend - Nov 48, Kenneth Rexroth" (front free endpaper). Ted and Renée Weiss edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly sixty years, publishing the works of William Carlos Williams, Wallace... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 107186
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
HOLDEN, Inez. To the Boating,
London : 1945First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Dokter Hell, from Inez Holden, August 1950". Beatrice Inez Holden (1903-1974) was a British author and journalist whose work was admired by the likes of Graham Greene and Anthony Powell. A glamorous socialite, Holden became a close friend and lover to George Orwell after... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137337
STARR, Jimmy. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Hollywood : 1944First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter - the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980." Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. The present novel was the basis... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 110379
PRINCE, Richard. Why I Go to the Movies Alone.
New YorK : 1983First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Prince, "To Glenn, From Richard, all the best". Why I Go to the Movies Alone was Prince's first work of published fiction. Prince is best known for his deadpan appropriations of mass media imageryoften using the technique of "rephotography," or taking photographs of others' photographs. Yet the artist also... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 145652
FOWLER, Gene. Trumpet in the Dust.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, fine presentation from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Ring Lardner what a sap I'd be to try to tell you what I think of you and your work - you know... Gene Fowler April 3, 1930". A major association. Fowler met Lardner when the two men joined Damon Runyon as writers on Hearst's paper The American.... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 50429
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
[Asheville, NC : 1936]Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.
The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 100917
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960, inscribed by the theatre's founder Judith Malina to the owner of the Press: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith."
Malina's inscription further notes that it was inscribed... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
GOODMAN, Paul. The Break-Up of Our Camp and Other Stories.
Norfolk, CT : 1949First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Leo Raditsa, Paul Goodman". Raditsa (1936-2001) was a distinguished Harvard academic, an expert in ancient history and also an editor and founder the Cambridge Review, which published early work by Goodman. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 88666
O'CONNOR, Flannery. The Violent Bear it Away.
New York : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Louis Dollarhide in appreciation - Flannery O'Connor, Millidgeville, April 8, 1960". Inserted is O'Connor's calling card on which she has written "I took the liberty of correcting the typographical error on page 242, FOC". On page 242 she has crossed out... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 62636
SANFORD, John. SHAPIRO, Julian. The Water Wheel.
1933First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "This one for them Abernathys for having helped me in so many ways, sincerely Julian Mar.7.33." The recipient was Milton Abernathy, the editor of Contempo, a short lived but notable little magazine published in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 65534
DICKEY, James. The Zodiac.
Bloomfield Hills, MI : 1976First edition, number 39 of 61 copies signed by the author with a single leaf of the typescript working draft bound in, Dickey's manuscript corrections in ink. A trade issue was released by Doubleday later in the same year. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140558
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Rose Tattoo.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, second issue binding. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his friend the film producer Paul Nathan on the front free endpaper: "To Paul, fondly, Tennessee". Paul Nathan (1912-1977) produced the 1961 film adaptation of Williams's play Summer and Smoke. He also worked on several Westerns, among them True Grit and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90192
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire; The Throne of Jade; Black Powder War; Empire of Ivory.
London : 2006 & 2007First UK editions, signed limited editions of 100 copies each, with limitation blind stamps on the title pages. The first four novels in the ongoing Temeraire series, first published in the US the same year, set amid an alternate version of the Napoleonic Wars, which includes squadrons of dragons. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 87253
GINSBERG, Allen. Careless Love.
Madison : 1978First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by Ginsberg "for Jonathan Williams who'll appreciate form + content of this present work April 16, 1978 Allen Ginsberg", one of 280 copies, of which 10 were patron copies, printed for the benefit of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Boulder (colophon).
Jonathan Williams was... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 150373
THAXTER, Celia. An Island Garden.
Boston : 1894First edition, with a card signed by the author tipped onto the front free endpaper. Poet and writer Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) spent the majority of her life on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine living and working with her father at his Appledore Hotel, a setting which inspired many of her works. This work is described by BAL as being "one... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125680
POUND, Ezra; ELIOT, T. S. (intro.) Selected Poems.
London : 1928First edition, signed limited issue, number 18 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. This edition was published on 10 December 1928, following the trade issue of 1,000 copies, published on 23 November the same year.
In his introduction to this important edition of Pound's poetry, T. S. Eliot gives an extended commentary... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 147191
FAULKNER, William. New Orleans Sketches.
[Tokyo] : First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the editor Ichiro Nishizaki on the front free endpaper, "For Dr. Garland Taylor, with remembrances and gratitude from the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki. Tokyo, Japan", and with a typescript of the English translation of his introduction tipped-in following the Japanese language version. Nishizaki... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 83742
STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.
New York : 1935First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.
An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 72150
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137326
MALAMUD, Bernard. Pictures of Fidelman.
London : 1983First edition thus, published as part of the collected works of Bernard Malamud. This copy from the library of the author with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Originally published in the US in 1969. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 60992
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 including a Gorey... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141503
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed with an original poem to the publisher's wife, with the inscription on the front free endpaper reading "To Laura McElwee, Cordially, August Derleth, May 1940" and the poem "The lost child, / less than the dry leaf blown / along the walls". The recipient was the wife of Ritten House publisher... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114742
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys;
Boston : 1853First US edition, first issue, of Hawthorne's sequel to The Wonder Book (Boston, 1852), retelling the Greek myths for children. This copy has a loosely inserted envelope addressed to the publisher, penned and initialled by Hawthorne.
This edition, preceded only by the UK edition of the same year, has the following issue points: the "Stereotyped... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147974
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth, "To Bill McElwee, who bears stolidly with me - Cordially, August Derleth", additionally inscribed with three lines of poetry "The lost child / less than the dry leaf that blows / along the walls. May 1940". The recipient was the publisher at Ritten House, William J. McElwee.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 114741
O'BRIEN, Tim. Northern Lights.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing. Presentation copy of the author's second book, inscribed by him on the title page: "To Brian Rogan, I'll like this book a lot better when I get the time to condense and rework it. Meantime, all the best, Tim O'Brien." Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 96869
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
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.
Baltimore : 1934Seldes gave Tender Is the Night a rave review in the New York Evening Journal on the day of publication, 12 April 1934. Fitzgerald writes two weeks later to thank him: " I never had any doubt after the weeks and months of half-sleepless work on the thing that it had some special merit and value but it is so nice to see an appreciation of it so early... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 124321
LEE, Harper. Go Set a Watchman.
London : 2015First edition, signed limited issue, number 42 of 100 copies signed by the author and bound thus. Go Set a Watchman was Lee's highly anticipated second work, publicised as a sequel to Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. The text of Go Set a Watchman is known to have been written before that of To Kill a Mockingbird,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135041
GOREY, Edward. Amphigorey Also.
New York : 1983First trade edition, first printing, signed by Gorey on the title page. This work gathers 17 of Edward Gorey's stories, including The Utter Zoo, The Epiplectic Bicycle, L'Heure bleue, The Glorious Nosebleed, and The Stupid Joke. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141358
BLOCH, Robert. Psycho.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the half-title. Rare with the jacket in such nice condition. The work was the basis for Hitchcock's seminal film of the same title, released a year after the book was published. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126639
MCCLURE, Michael. Plane Pomes.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, copy "B" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author on the limitation page and not for sale, a further 100 copies, numbered and signed, were also released. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of a rare and fragile work by the Beat poet. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 150752
STANFORD, Ray. What Your Aura Tells Me.
New York : 1977First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An unusual work of popular pseudo-psychiatry by a self-proclaimed psychic who claimed he could see the colours of emotion in people's auras and from there ascertain their character.
What Your Aura Tells me is a prime example of the legacy of early research into visible... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 104259
BUKOWSKI, Charles, & Linda King. Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems.
Los Angeles : First edition, one of an estimated 100 copies only, this attractive copy signed by both authors on the front cover, with three minor manuscript corrections in blue ink King's hand to the text. Bukowski collaborated on this work with his then partner Linda King, a poet and sculptor who edited the literary magazine Purr.
While bibliographer Krumhansl... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142875
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Autograph manuscript leaf.
[c.1968]An evocative rough draft of an autobiographical statement, written by the 33 year old Brautigan in the same year as the publication of Watermelon Sugar and Please Plant this Book. The draft ends thus: "I am thankful that I live in such an exciting time in man's history and look forward to all the things I will write in the future."
Potentially... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 150166
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
FAULKNER, William. Pylon.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author and Phoebe Omlie, who inspired one of the characters in the novel on the front free endpaper, "To a little 'big girl' in the south from Phoebe Omlie signed in her own hand and William Faulkner. Miss Stella Aiken. Oxford, Miss, April 29, 1935". Phoebe Omlie was a female aviation... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 124226
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.
1934A fine and longish letter in which Fitzgerald discusses Seldes's edition of Ring Lardner, a possible evening of one-act plays, and reviews of Tender Is the Night: "Just read the Lardner collection First and Last. At first I was disappointed because I had expected there would be enough stuff for an omnibus and I still feel that it could have stood more... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 44748
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Representative Men:
Boston : 1850First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed in a secretarial hand on the front free endpaper "Frederic H. Hedge / From the Author." The book shows Hedge's close reading, with marginal pencil lines marking several passages, and a number of manuscript marginalia. A key association: Emerson first met Frederic Henry Hedge (1805-1890) in... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 109707
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark.
London & New York : 1913First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 78011
STEINBECK, John. Inscribed portrait photograph.
[c.1960]Strong portrait photograph inscribed by Steinbeck lower right, "For Bob Keane, with best, John Steinbeck"; an excellent image, Steinbeck, in shirt and tie, sporting a pin-striped jacket, looking a little quizzically to his right. It is tempting to speculate that the recipient may have been the writer's fellow Californian, the pioneering record producer... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142679
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire: Book One, His Majesty's Dragons; Throne of Jade; Black Powder War.
Burton, MI : 2008 & 2009Signed limited editions of 52 lettered copies each. The 3 novels, the first in the Temeraire series, were first published in 2006. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87256
STONE, Robert. Dog Soldiers; [with:] A Hall of Mirrors.
New York : 1975First Ballantine Books editions, first printings. Presentation copies, inscribed by the author on the title pages, "For Dink Bruce, with thanks and best wishes, Bob Stone". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") originally moved to Key West at the behest of his Arkansas friend... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116247
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.
Camden, NJ : 1876Signed copies of the Centennial edition (comprising the first edition, second printing of Two Rivulets, and fifth edition, third printing, second issue of Leaves of Grass), of which around 800 and 600 copies respectively were printed. The portrait of Whitman in Two Rivulets is signed and dated by the author; the title page of Leaves of Grass also signed... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 92921