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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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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 : 1924-7Signed 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
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
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-7A 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
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
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
WELLS, H. G. The First Men in the Moon.
Indianapolis : 1901First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Miss Healey with kindest regards from H. G. Wells". Elizabeth Healey was a fellow student of Wells at the Normal School (later Royal College) of Science, South Kensington, London, and a long-term friend and correspondent. The American edition of The First... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 138945
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
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
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
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, 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
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
WELLS, H. G. The Invisible Man.
London : 1897First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor on the half-title, "W. E. Henley from H. G. Wells (with apologies)". William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic, journalist and influential editor of the National Observer and other papers, "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 115742
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
HUGHES, Ted. The Iron Woman.
London : 1993First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper within a hand-drawn heart: "For Olwyn love Ted 22nd Sept 93". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 125954
BOWLES, Jane. In the Summer House.
New York : 1954First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear Peter I am also honored. My love Jane". The recipient was the publisher Peter Owen by whom Bowles's UK editions were published. Presentation copies of this author's works are uncommon. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 34037
PARKER, Dorothy. The Viking Portable Library.
New York : 1945First collected edition, fifth printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ruthven Todd - with gratitude to him for wanting this miserable signature. Dorothy Parker". Todd was a Scottish poet, artist, and novelist, best known as an editor of the works of William Blake. He moved to the United States in 1947 where he lived for 13 years.
This... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141988
YEATS, W. B. The Trembling of the Veil.
London : 1922First edition, signed limited issue, number 844 of 1,000 subscribers copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of Yeats's seven autobiographical works, and was described by Arthur Symons as "an absolute masterpiece: far & away the best thing Yeats has ever done" (Ross, p. 559). The following... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131699
ORCZY, Baroness. The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
London : First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Dennis Wheatley, "To Dennis Wheatley, kind thoughts from Emmuska Orczy, London 28.viii.35", with Wheatley's bookplate to the front pastedown. Accompanying the book is the autograph letter Orczy sent presenting the book, likewise dated 25 August 1935, following meeting Wheatley... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 128848
RAND, Ayn - HUNTER, Edward. The Story of Mary Liu.
London : 1956First edition, first printing, presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front pastedown to his friend Ayn Rand, discussing the titular character ("In some ways she might have been weaker than your heroes, but in other aspects she was stronger - she never shrugged at the pivotal point") and his opinion of the "monumental" Atlas Shrugged.
Dated... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 140356
DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.
Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number 64 of 100 copies with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, this example cut from a cancelled cheque. A further 400 numbered copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written in... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131750
DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.
Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987First edition, first impression, signed limited issue. An unnumbered "presentation copy", with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, from a total run of 100 signed copies. A further 400 unsigned copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131931
HEANEY, Seamus. Poems on the Underground.
London : 2011First edition, first printing, signed by Seamus Heaney on the front cover. Poems on the Underground is a scheme launched in 1986, showcasing a range of poetry on London Underground carriages, from classics to contemporary works. This leaflet was produced and distributed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the scheme; Heaney's poem "Colmcille the Scribe"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142600
HUGHES, Ted. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.
London : 1992First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125908
WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel. Fairy Tales from the British Isles.
London & Glasgow : 1960First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the half-title and with an impish correction of the title from "Fairy", which she crossed out, to "Mouse Tales". Baynes (1922-2008) had already worked with Williams-Ellis on her previous publication, The Arabian Nights (1957). She had also very successfully illustrated several of J. R. R.... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 138071
MILLER, Henry - HOUGHTON, Claude. Hudson Rejoins the Herd.
London : 1939First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To T. J. Hoyer, Claude Houghton", below that, in pencil, "For Henry Miller with respect and in friendship, Larry Goldberg 9.2.64". Miller was a great admirer of Houghton and this novel in particular, writing in his literary memoir The Books in My Life that Houghton,... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 69506
BARTH, John. The Floating Opera.
New York : 1956First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. With an inserted typed letter signed from the author to a professor at the University of Cincinnati: "Dear Mr. Godshalk, I know J. B. Cabell's works only at second hand; have never been curious enough, despite several critics' comparisons, to know them at first. So But good luck with the seminar.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 51810
MISHIMA, Yukio. The Sound of Waves.
Tokyo : 1956First Japanese printing of the first English language edition, very scarce presentation copy inscribed by Mishima on the front free endpaper, "To Donald Warren-Knott with the author's best wishes, Yukio Mishima, 10th March '57". Donald Warren-Knott was a young expatriate based in Tokyo in the late 1950s, stationed as a junior member of the Information... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 144379
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
WHITE, T. H. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]
Mimeograph typescript of T. H. White's play, "Macbeth the Knife", sent to Harley J. V. Usill, founding director of British record label Argo Records. The typescript is inscribed on the title page, "from T. H. White / Alderney / Channel Isles", and has a lengthy written note to "Dearest Usill" about the possibility of recording the play: "For sound on... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86009
ELIOT, T. S. The Confidential Clerk.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel, inscribed by the author a month after publication on the front free endpaper: "à Monsieur Georges Duhamel en hommage à l'ecrivain et l'homme de la part de T. S. Eliot 8.4.54". Duhamel had served as a surgeon during the First World War and his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130104
BOWLES, Jane. In the Summer House.
New York : 1954First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "I love you very much - and you are very very bright - I wish that I was like you Janie". From the library of the academic and teacher Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his PhD from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124248
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London.
3 May 1932 - 25 Sep 1972Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, including the original contract for the book. Down and Out was Orwell's memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, and remains among his best-known non-fiction works.
After... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747
BECKETT, Samuel - HAYMAN, David. Ulysses: The Mechanics of Meaning.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1970First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Sam Beckett, from whose first letter to me I quote: 'in Joyce the form of judgement more and more devoured its gist and the saying of all the saying of anything, in a way more consistent with Bruno's identification of contraries than with the intellectualism of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 75895
MANN, Francis Oscar. The Devil in a Nunnery and Other Mediaeval Tales.
London : 1914First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "H. Ward from the Author, 23.IV.1915". Author Francis Oscar Mann, who was most well-known for the Albert Grope books, graduated from Balliol in 1909, and was immediately appointed a junior inspector of the Board of Education, in 1914 he was promoted... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 80958
HEALY, Dermot. [Works.]
Old Castle : 1992-98-2001-10First editions, first impressions, presentation copies. Each copy is inscribed by the author on the title page to book collector Philip Murray. The Ballyconnel Colours is also signed by McSweeney and contains a postcard from Dermot Healy to Murray tipped-in, "Am at the address below for a few weeks, Dermot Healy x Did not know in time to let you know."
... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122110
L'ENGLE, Madeleine. [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;
New York : 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newbery Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled set, with inscriptions to different... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 111206
JARRELL, Randall. 5 Young American Poets, and four other first editions, inscribed.
New York : 1940–48–51–53–65A superb archive of family association copies, the first four works inscribed by Jarrell to his aunt and uncle, "To Uncle Howell and Aunt Elise, From Randall". It comprises includes Jarrell's first book appearance, in New Directions' 5 Young American Poets, his third, fourth, and fifth books, and his final book, The Lost World.
Jarrell's uncle,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142534
WHEATLEY, Dennis. [Collection of five inscribed works:]
London : 1935-36First editions, later impressions. Each volume is inscribed by the author on the title page to the bookseller George Kearns, manager of Smith's bookshop in Shrewsbury before the Second World War. The books are respectively inscribed: The Forbidden Territory: "For T. G. Kearns. My first book With the best of good wishes from Dennis Wheatley"; Such Power... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131536
WARNER, Rex. The Aerodrome. A Love Story.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The Aerodrome was Warner's wartime dystopia, his third novel, in which he "reverted in part to a non-realistic, expressionist technique. Generally regarded as his best novel, this deeply gloomy work also sees human values collapsing before a rising tide of nihilistic materialism"... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136856
GREENE, Graham. The Basement Room and other stories.
London : 1935First edition, first impression, a superb association: Greene's personal copy, with his ownership inscription and manuscript annotations towards his screenplay for The Fallen Idol (1948), the Carol Reed-directed adaptation of the lead story in this, Greene's first short story collection. Particularly significant here is his introduction of a device... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 139241