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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
HAMMETT, Dashiell (ed.); H. P. Lovecraft, & others. Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills.
New York : 1931First edition, first printing, in the rare dust jacket; preceding the UK edition published by Gollancz as Modern Tales of Horror in 1932. Bleiler comments that "the circumstances of the following anthology are not known, but Hammett was a very well-read man, and it is entirely possible that he assembled it". Recent research reveals that Arkham House... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 132150
MESENS, Édouard Léon Théodore. Troisième Front.
London : 1944First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "A mon vieil ami Jacques Bernard Brunius, 'Nous avons mis vingt ans trente ans, A vivre avec ingénuité, Force et ingéniosité...' En toute affection, E. L. T. Mesens. 9 Avril 1944". This bilingual publication, with French and English facing texts, is number 8 of 500... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140447
MILLER, Henry, & others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-77Complete 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
JOYCE, James, & others. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress.
New York : 1961A very nice copy of this attractive reissue. Our Exagmination was originally published by Shakespeare & Company in 1939. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 88610
PARES, Ethel Bip (design); BRANDE, Dorothea. Beauty Vanishes.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket by designer Ethel "Bip" Pares, recognised for her work in the science fiction genre and particularly for the jackets for Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 85032
HOLDSWORTH, Ethel Carnie. This Slavery.
London : 1925First edition in book form, first impression, a rare survival of Holdsworth's best-known work, "a combination of Marxist-feminist rhetoric and adaptation of the popular rags-to-riches romance" (Goodridge & Keegan, p. 324). It first appeared in print as a serialisation in The Daily Herald (October 1923) and, like all of Holdsworth's fiction, was published... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130069
PASTERNAK, Boris, (trans.); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust.
[Leningrad] : 1953First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
Chikovani (1902-1966) was... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132166
THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. By a margin the author's scarcest novel. A thriller published in very small numbers by a publisher with whom Theroux had never previously worked and would never work thereafter. Of the small handful of copies we have seen this is one of just two which had escaped institutional libraries. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33192
HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-88First 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
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 101 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130733
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).
"The... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143836
FIRBANK, Ronald. The Works.
London & New York : 1929First collected edition, number 33 of 235 sets. "One of Ronald Firbank's last acts before his death in 1926 was to ensure an edition of his collected works. It was a project dear to his heart. His hope - and expectation - that Brentano's would bring out such an edition was dashed by several things: Brentano's disinterest in an American issue of Caprice... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 63370
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.
The author wanted a set that... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 147024
ACKROYD, Peter; Kevin Stratford; Graham Walker. The Works.
No place : [c.1970]-71-73First editions, first impressions, of these three early Ackroyd publications.
The Works is Ackroyd's first appearance in print, Ouch is his first solo publication, and London Lickpenny, one of 500 copies only, was his second solo publication. All three works come from the library of Martin S. Golding, librarian and director of English studies... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140689
GALSWORTHY, John. The Works.
1922-36The Manaton Edition, the first collected edition of Galsworthy's works. One of a limited edition of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. Very handsomely bound. Learn More£5,950.00
Stock Code: 68429
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
London : 1924-27Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition is the finest collected edition... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 129483
ROSENBERG, Isaac. The Collected Works.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket. "Rosenberg's poems from the front show him to have absorbed the great tradition of English pastoral poetry, but his tone is different: more impersonal, informal, ironic, and lacking the indignation characteristic of the work of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon", who provides the foreword... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134117
YEATS, W. B. The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.
London : 1908First collected edition, one of 250 first issues sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the Chapman & Hall imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats himself was proud of it, remarking,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 114925
RABELAIS, François. The Complete Works.
London & New York : 1927First edition thus, illustrated by Papé, one of 4,300 numbered sets, this is "unnumbered for Review". Frank Cheyne Papé (1878-1972) was an English artist and illustrator who had studied at The Slade School of Fine Art. He was married to Alice Stringer, also an illustrator and fellow Slade student.
Stock Code: 139909
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
London : 1913-38The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were issued separately... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 119612
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 121630
MELVILLE, Herman. The Works.
London : 1922-24The standard edition, limited to 750 copies. The Standard Edition was published episodically, and includes, among other pieces, the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers that year. Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 71774
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-27A handsome set of the Atlantic Edition. Signed limited edition, deluxe issue, number 711 of 1,050 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of Volume I and released for distribution in America, of which 50 were reserved for presentation.
A further 620 sets were released by T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, in Great Britain and Ireland, 20 of which... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143381
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
New York : 1914Edition limited of 204 numbered copies of which this is number 181, printed on Old Stratford paper and signed by the publisher on the limitation page. A particularly bright and handsome set. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 122433
SHAW, Bernard. The Works.
London : 1930–38Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered set of which this is number 377. This set inscribed by Shaw on the limitation page in Volume 1: "and is inscribed to obliterated by G. Bernard Shaw". Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 138139
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Works and Life.
London : 1930-33First edition, first impression, of this important collected edition, for some time the standard version of Marlowe's plays; scarce complete, and especially so in the dust jackets.
Provenance: neat ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns of Norman C. Stevenson (dated 1955), alongside his discreet book label (incorporating Picasso's portrait... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 135886
HARDY, Thomas. The Works. In Prose and Verse with Preface and Notes.
New York : 1920The Anniversary edition. Limited to 1250 sets of which this is number 146. This edition was issued as a celebration of Hardy's 80th year. Unusual in a contemporary binding. Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 17846
AMIS, Kingsley, as Lt.-Col. William ("Bill") Tanner. The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007: With Reversible Bookjacket for Work in the Field.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. Written under a pseudonym, Amis's tongue-in-cheek work is a manual for prospective agents to live like James Bond, wittily illustrated with examples from the Fleming canon. The dust jacket is reversible, entitled on the verso as The Bible to be Read as Literature - a play on a scene in Goldfinger, in which Bond carries... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143897
CONRAD, Joseph. An Outcast of the Islands.
London : 1896First edition, first impression, of An Outcast of the Islands, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. W. T. Hornaday with the Author's most friendly regards. 22 March, 1896". Hornaday (1854-1937) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is credited with the preservation of a number of species including the North American... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 63484
BAGNOLD, Enid. Diary Without Dates; [together with:] The Happy Foreigner.
London : 1918 & 1920Enid Bagnold's two wartime works, each inscribed by her to Dorothy Heath, her friend and fellow FANY driver, together with three letters and a postcard from Bagnold to Heath: Diary Without Dates is inscribed on the dedication page verso, "To Dorothy Heath (who said 'Did you write this?' and changed my career in France) with love from Enid 1919"; The... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139421
MILLER, Henry. Max and the White Phagocytes.
Paris : 1938First edition, first impression, of the second work in Miller's Villa Seurat series. This collection of 12 essays and short stories includes six previously unpublished works. Miller lived in an apartment at 18 Villa Seurat during his time in Paris between 1930 and 1939, funded by fellow author Anaïs Nin. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 121301
FINLAY, Winifred. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with John S. Goodhall's original ink and watercolour artwork for the dust jacket, which bears the publisher's stamp on the back. The Castle and the Cave is the story of a seventeen year old English girl sent to the Dordogne region of France to work as an au pair. Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 101678
PATCHEN, Kenneth, & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
New York : 1959"In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130511
COLLINS, Cecil. The Vision of the Fool.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Alex Comfort with best wishes from Elisabeth and Cecil Collins. September 19th, 1947. Cambridge". A fine provenance: Alex Comfort (1920-2000), physician and writer, achieved international fame with his bestselling The Joy of Sex (1973); he was... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 70965
MISHIMA, Yukio. The Sound of Waves.
London : 1957First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Angus with the author's best wishes, Yukio, 23 March 1965". The recipient was novelist Sir Angus Wilson (1913-1991), one of England's first openly gay authors and a friend of Mishima's.
Mishima stayed at Wilson's Suffolk Cottage while... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145159
HUGHES, Ted. The Tiger's Bones.
New York : 1974First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, with ten million thanks & love from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie Bennett is a film... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 119990
FANTASY PRESS. Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,
Oxford : 1952-62An exceptional complete collection of the publications of the Fantasy Press, Oxford, including scarce early works of poetry by Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Cecil Rich, Anthony Thwaite, Adrian Mitchell, and many others. The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 118719
HODGSON, William Hope. The Ghost Pirates.
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Hodgson's landmark work, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "N. Rendall, Esq. from William Hope Hodgson - 'May we be friends e'en though we disagree'. Sept. 21st '09." Rare inscribed, with no other copies traced. Hailed as one of the best novel-length works of supernatural fiction... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 101607
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz.
20 November 1940-17 Jul 1967A collection of documents from the archive of Victor Gollancz, the first publisher of George Orwell, regarding the publication of his books. The archive of Victor Gollancz was sold by the firm's parent company in recent years, from whom the material was directly acquired. The contents include carbon copies of letters sent from Gollancz to Orwell and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 131761
LAWRENCE, Margery. The Rent in the Veil.
London : 1951First edition, first impression. Margery Lawrence (1889-1969) was a prolific author and self-proclaimed Bohemian whose interest and adventures in Spiritualism influenced almost all of her output of short stories, poetry, detective, fantasy, and romance novels. Her first work, a book of poems, Songs of Childhood, and Other Verses was published by her... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 84684
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... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Original drawing: the Prophet Almustafa.
1923 or afterOriginal drawing by the author, a version of the same image that was used as the frontispiece to The Prophet. It is evidently an idealized portrait of Gibran himself. Several versions are known; this example was a gift to Barbara Young, his last companion and assistant, author of a biography of Gibran.
Gibran (1883-1931) emigrated from Lebanon... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 130660
PUDNEY, John. And Lastly the Fireworks. Stories.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Gertie: from John. Nov 1935". The recipient was the British engraver and sculptor Gertrude Hermes. Learn More£55.00
Stock Code: 74030
OATES, Joyce Carol. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.
20 November 1969Typed letter signed from the American novelist Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), on her projections for literature in the 1970s. Oates writes in response to the Toronto Star journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), who requested her opinion on literary developments as part of a series of letters to prominent individuals requesting their outlook on the coming... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141395
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The King of Elfland's Daughter.
London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 250 copies only, signed by Dunsany on the preface and Sidney H. Sime on the frontispiece. The jacket, issued in a slightly bigger format to envelope the book, is thus often found in piteous state, unlike here.
Though now recognised as one of the greatest works of fantasy literature, the work received... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145661
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 131760
CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia; The Viceroy of Ouidah; On the Black Hill; The Songlines; Utz; What Am I Doing Here.
London : 1977-89First editions, first impressions, of all of Chatwin's works published in his lifetime. Chatwin (1940-1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. His first book In Patagonia established his reputation as a travel writer. In 1982 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel for his... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 117554
GRAVES, Robert. Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth; [together with] Proceed, Sergeant Lamb.
London : 1940 & 1941First editions, first impressions, of Graves' retelling of the experiences of Roger Lamb as a British soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and based on the actual Roger Lamb's autobiographical works. "Each book can be read independently of the other" (blurb), and are rarely found together and in such good condition.
George Orwell, writing... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 147253
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
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.
London : 1954-55First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and influential works of literature in the 20th century, containing richly rendered detail of a new mythological world, not yet surpassed. Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143484