Search results for: 'JAMES, William'
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".
Provenance:... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 70986
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1904First US edition, second printing (dated a year after the first), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mary Jameson Judah in remembrance of March 16th and 17th 1905. Henry James".
Mary Jameson Judah (1851-1930) was an accomplished hostess, giving dinners with monumental menus in both Memphis - where her... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131659
PLUMPTRE, James, ed. One Hundred Fables in Verse;
London : 1825First edition of this collection of fables, including a number by Christopher Smart, William Cowper and the Scottish poet William Wilkie. Educated at the fashionable Newcombe's school at Hackney, James Plumptre (1771-1832), took part in the amateur theatricals that were encouraged there, before going up to Cambridge; he was ordained in 1794. His continuing... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 93146
[WHITE, James, & Charles Lamb.] Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and his friends;
London : 1796First edition. The author James White (1775-1820) was a friend of Charles Lamb from their schooldays at Christ's Hospital. He so enjoyed Shakespeare's Henry IV, to which he was introduced by Lamb, that he developed an impersonation of Falstaff good enough to rouse the jealousy of professional actors and for which, according to another school fellow... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130600
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1891-3A beautifully bound set of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, which was edited by William Aldis Wright and "remains the great monument to his industry and accuracy... It was in his nature to be silent about poetic beauty and dramatic genius; but learning, accuracy, and common sense combined to make him one of Britain's greatest Shakespearian... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139097
BRYANT, Jacob; BLAKE, William (illus.) A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:
London : 1773-76First edition of the work for which Bryant is most often remembered, complete with the rare first volume, of which ESTC locates only three copies, and the final plate by William Blake. "Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139708
SHAKESPEARE, William - CAPELL, Edward (ed.) Prolusions; or, Select pieces of antient poetry,-
London : 1760First edition, including the first attribution in print of the Elizabethan play Edward III to William Shakespeare, and the third printing of the text overall. The play was printed anonymously in 1596, with a second edition in 1599, but not included in the First Folio, though it is now accepted that it was at least partly written by Shakespeare.
Giorgio... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 146622
JAMES, Henry. The Two Magics.
London : 1898First edition, first impression, in the first issue iris-blocked binding. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book-form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language, following its serialized appearance in Collier's Weekly magazine (27 January 16 April 1898). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147007
CAXTON, William. The Game of Chesse.
[London : 1855]First edition of Vincent Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition, in the attractive original calf binding.
Caxton's Game of Chess was first printed in 1474, and reprinted with the woodcuts added (as here) in 1482. Following the facsimile are Figgins's remarks on Caxton's typographical productions, lists relating to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145731
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only signed by the designer. Five plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor; the others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play. John Guthrie was the son of the printer and owner of the press, James Guthrie, whose print-making technique and aesthetic was... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
JOHNSON, Samuel - BOSWELL, James; George Birkbeck Hill (ed.) Boswell's Life of Johnson.
Oxford : 1887First Hill edition. By 1887 Hill was an established commentator of both Johnson and Boswell's works, having published Dr Johnson, his Friends and his Critics (1878) and an edition of Boswell's correspondence (1879). The Clarendon Press accepted Hill's proposal for a new edition of Boswell's Life in 1881, and the six volume text - the product of almost... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139100
WHITE, Gleeson, & Charles Shannon, eds. The Pageant.
London : 1896-7First editions, first impressions. All published of a typically unfeasible 1890s venture, an artistic and literary collaboration between the "Rhymers' Club" decadents and the pre-Raphaelite aesthetes, and others, including work by Max Beerbohm, Robert Bridges, Edward Burne Jones, Charles Conder, Walter Crane, Austin Dobson, Ernest Dowson, Richard Garnett,... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 140450
GWYNNE, Horace, pseud. of James Augustus St John. Abdallah; an Oriental Poem: in Three Cantos.
London : 1824First and sole edition of this very scarce collection of verse by the flourishingly named James Augustus St John, born James John (1795-1875), the son of a shoemaker, in what would become Dylan's Thomas stamping ground of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Abdallah is an interesting contribution to the Romantic oriental verse epic, a form popularisd by Tom... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141341
WALTON, Isaak. Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.
London : 1858Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe travelled to South Africa in... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 95258
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted.
London : 2002Limited Folio Society facsimile edition of the Kelmscott Chaucer, number 307 of 1,010 copies.
The most ambitious and magnificent book of the Press, "The Kelmscott Chaucer is not only the most important of the Kelmscott Press's productions; it is also one of the great books of the world. Its splendour can hardly be matched among the books of the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145397
FARR, Florence. The Dancing Faun.
London : 1894First edition, first issue, designated by the blue cloth and key on spine in gilt; number 2 in John Lane's Keynotes series. Farr's first novel, The Dancing Faun, is strikingly Wildean in its style, so much so that it has been accused of "parody rather than discipleship" (Harris, p. 1412). The work "combines elements of melodrama, social realism, and... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 137146
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy from the author to Lady Holland in a publisher's presentation binding of red morocco gilt, together with Dickens's original autograph letter signed accompanying the presentation, two pages, mounted by its last page within the front free endpaper.
The presentation letter reads: "In begging you, My Lady Holland,... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 143166
SCOTT, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe; a Romance.
Edinburgh : 1820First edition, second issue. The print run was increased due to promising advance orders, and the first sheets of vol. I were reset with some corrections for the additional copies; this second issue "appears to have been accomplished within a few days of original publication" (Todd and Bowden, p. 505). "Ivanhoe is essentially a moral work. It is an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131636
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726The true first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, published on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes. Two superficially similar but distinct octavo editions followed in quick succession: the second (eccentrically designated AA by Teerink) sometime in the middle of November, and the third edition (Teerink B) in December.
"The... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 102756
SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726True first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, with the first state frontispiece. The first state frontispiece has the inscription beneath the portrait, which in the second state was placed around the portrait; a third state is a retouched version of the second.
"The clandestine business of getting into print a pseudonymous... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130055
GRAY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1814First edition edited by Thomas James Mathias (1753-1835). "Mathias derived considerable knowledge of Thomas Gray from the Revd Norton Nicholls, on whose death in 1807 Mathias composed a letter of eulogy. Mathias was a beneficiary of Nicholls's will. In 1814 he published an edition of The Works of Thomas Gray in two quarto volumes, with substantial prose... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135310
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.
London : 1778A handsome edition of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625), in a lovely period binding. This edition is edited by George Colman the elder and includes a preface written by the playwright James Shirley, who edited the first edition published in 1647. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 138426