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PRÉVERT, Jacques. Paroles.
Paris : 1945 [i.e. 1946]First edition, first printing, one of 324 copies on rives paper, Jacques Brunius's copy of one of Prévert's best known collection of poems. They were first published separately in various magazines from around 1930, and were, partially and amateurishly, collected by students from Rheims at the end of the war. The poems were officially gathered in 1945... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 140435
CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques - WEGENER, Gerda (illus.) Une aventure d'amour a Venise.
Paris : 1927First edition thus, first printing, number 226 of 414 copies printed on velin d'arches paper, of a total print run of 500. The text is extracted from Casanova's memoirs describing his relationship with "M. M.", a nun from the convent at Murano. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Gerda Wegener, likely using her wife, Lili Elbe as a model.
Gerda... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145168
BECKETT, Samuel, & Georges Duthuit. Proust; [and] Three Dialogues.
London : 1965Signed limited edition, number 28 of 100 copies signed by Beckett and specially bound. Proust, Beckett's epistemological and aesthetic manifesto, was first published in 1930. Three Dialogues, a series of letters between Beckett and Duthuit concerning contemporary art, was first published in the literary journal transition in 1949. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123408
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, of the only collection of Woolf's short stories to be published in her lifetime, further developing her modernist style which would blossom in the coming years, and continuing her collaboration with her sister Vanessa Bell who provided the cover design and illustrations. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138873
KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136575
AMIS, Kingsley. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays by Kingsley Amis including "literary criticism, of writers as diverse and Hans Christian Andersen and Dylan Thomas and novels from Sorrell and Son to Portnoy's Complaint; articles on such topics as horror films, the use of language, the National Eisteddfod of Wales and fictional detectives;... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 85374
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
FREEMAN, R. Austin. When Rogues Fall Out.
London : 1932First edition, a rare advance copy in the advance dust jacket lacking text on the lower panel and flaps. The book features Freeman's "medical jurispractitioner" Dr John Thorndyke, one of the first forensic detectives in literary history. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 88638
DOLMEN PRESS. The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.
Dublin : 1960Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 79449
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The Strange Journeys of Colonel Polders.
London : 1950First edition, first impression in the second issue binding (the first issue being black cloth). From the author's library, inscribed as such by Dunsany's wife on the front free endpaper, and dated 1958. In this work Colonel Polder's is put under a spell causing him to live the life of variety of animals, and a short time that of a jinn. Dunsany (1878-1957)... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110365
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
PARGETER, Edith. Hortensius, Friend of Nero.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "Best wishes, Edith Pargeter". This copy is in the scarce jacket. As a writer Edith Pargeter (1913-1995) was "a realist, immersed in history and attuned to moral questions whose pioneering work in medieval historical crime fiction" did much to consolidate... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 99761
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
New York : 1943-62First editions, first printings, as well as the reissues of the first two volumes in the series: The Big Knock-Over (reissue of 106,000 Blood Money), and They Can Only Hang You Once (reissue of The Adventures of Sam Spade). A lovely set of Hammett's first twelve books of collected short fiction. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 94424
PUNSHON, E. R. The Bath Mysteries.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. A gruesome mystery from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, and published in the US in 1942 under the title The Bathtub Murder Case. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 93706
H.D. [i.e. Hilda Doolittle.] Hedylus.
Stratford-upon-Avon : 1928 [but 1929]First edition, first impression, UK issue. In all 775 copies were printed, of which 750 were for sale in the UK and US; 520 copies were sent to Houghton Mifflin (who published on 19 October 1928), making this one of the 225 copies sent to Basil Blackwell (published 26 January 1929). H.D. (1886-1961) was "a key figure in the international Imagist movement... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 135643
[DEPEW, Wally, ed.] PN2 experiment flipbook, nos 2 & 5.
Scranton, PA : [c.1964-1966]Two rare flipbooks of avant-garde mimeo-art/concrete poetry issued by the Poetry Newsletter, which was published by Pennsylvania native Wally Depew in the mid-1960s and ran through 12 issues. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek "Bibliography" for each flipbook includes the Works of Rabelais, "Eadweard" Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion, John Cage's Silence,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135171
POUND, Ezra. A Draft of XXX Cantos.
Paris : 1930First edition, first impression, number 87 of 200 copies on Canson-Montgolfier soleil velin paper, from a total edition of 212. This publication marks the first appearance of the poems that would make up Pound's Cantos, his magnum opus.
"An epic of great vision and complexity, Pound's Cantos address the profound human issues in history and in... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139520
TROUBETZKOY, Princess Paul. Gallows' Seed.
New York : 1935First US edition, sole printing, of this thriller by Princess Paul Troubetzkoy. The first edition was published in London in the preceding year - both US and UK versions are rare, with only 3 copies of each recorded in institutional holdings worldwide. The sensational jacket must, of course, be rarer still.
The author was British novelist Rhoda... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143676
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
MILNE, A. A. Birthday Party and other stories.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120415
HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World.
London : 1932First UK edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 324 copies signed by the author and specially bound. The UK edition was split into signed and trade issues, published simultaneously on 2 February, following publication of the signed issue of the US edition on 21 January, and preceding the US trade issue on 4 February. With the original purchase... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 130597
WHARTON, Edith. Hudson River Bracketed.
London, New York : 1929First edition, UK issue. The dedication copy, with the author's presentation inscription to the dedication leaf incorporating the printed dedication, "To A.J.H.S. From E.W. December 1929". The dedicatee was John Hugh Smith, a wealthy English banker who met Wharton at Stanway in 1908. The two became fast friends and "embarked on a friendly, even flirtatious... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 131588
YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123152
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345
GAY SUNSHINE PRESS. Partings at Dawn.
San Francisco : 1996First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, publisher Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to half-title. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to libraries and are consequently scarce. Winston Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing and won the Stonewall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123282
MAILER, Norman. The White Negro.
San Francisco : 1957First separate issue, originally published in Dissent in the same year. Mailer's article "was by far the most extraordinary piece that appeared in Dissent" (Lennon, p. 233) and helped bring the journal to a greater prominence. Mailer argues that the American psyche has become conformist and terrorised, as a result of the holocaust and the nuclear age.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 125318
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934 - 22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
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
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
WAUGH, Evelyn (contrib.) Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of the transatlantic equivalent of the American "Writers Take Sides on the Spanish War" pamphlet, although the present UK version is much scarcer.
This pamphlet prints 148 responses of a wide variety of authors to the questions: "Are you for, or against, the legal Government and the People of Republican Spain?... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 147662
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Thuvia Maid of Mars.
London : 1921First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the previous year. Thuvia Maid of Mars was the fourth book in Burroughs's John Carter of Mars series, focusing on Carter's son Carthoris and his quest to rescue a kidnapped Martian princess. An attractive copy in the scarce dust jacket. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 82807
WHITE, T. H. Earth Stopped or Mr. Marx's Sporting Tour.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of White's early comic novel assembling a ludicrous array of characters at a fox-hunting party at "Woodmansterne Hall... a sort of private Bedlam. The guests are sufficiently ill-assorted to amuse, ranging from the Countess of Scamperdale, who endeavoured to go intellectual as well as horsey, to Mr. Marx the Communist,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 85977
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
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The Little Tales of Smethers.
London : 1952First edition, first printing in second state green cloth binding. A Bleiler listed fantasy novel as well as a Queen's Quorum title. Dunsany (1878-1957) was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100855
REYNOLDS, Walter. Young England. A Play in Two Periods.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front pastedown. Young England was universally panned by critics on its debut and was deemed the worst play to have appeared on the London stage in decades, but it went on to entertain packed houses for nearly a year. Audiences discovered... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 93712
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
KING, Francis. A Domestic Animal.
London : 1969First edition, first printing, the so-called "suppressed" edition. This edition was withdrawn before publication, rewritten, and reissued in 1970, as a result of a libel case involving the former Labour MP, and King's erstwhile friend, Tom Skeffington-Lodge. With a TLS from the author to Tom Driberg, journalist and MP, sending him the book and flippantly... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 106891
FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
Alexandria : 1922First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112539
TRANSTROMER, Tomas. Citoyens.
Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1974First English language edition, copy 100 of 150 copies, printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this a presentation copy inscribed by Transtromer and additionally signed by the translator Robin Fulton on the colophon.
Copies numbered 1 to 50 were issued signed by Transtromer; this copy, though a later number, is presented by the poet with a lengthy... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141215
TROUBETZKOY, Princess Paul. Half O'Clock in Mayfair.
Paris : First edition, sole impression, a truly rare production of the Obelisk Press, with only three copies showing in institutional holdings worldwide (all in America). The author was British novelist Rhoda Muriel Boddam (b. 1898), second wife of the Russian sculptor Prince Paul Troubezkoy (1866-1938). He was a prominent figure of the Belle Epoque, acquainted... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143574
LOWRY, Malcolm. His manuscript corrections to the typescript of an unpublished biographical study
[Paris?, &] Brewster, MA : 1960A remarkable self-commentary by Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957), the author of one of the great novels of the century, annotating an intended biographical study of him, together with a signed letter from his important literary influence and friend. Aiken's letter is apparently written in response to a request from the would-be biographer for information about... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132133
SVEVO, Italo. Zéno.
Paris : 1927First edition in French (second overall), first printing, presentation copy of the service de presse issue, inscribed by the translator on the front free endpaper "à Giuseppe Ungaretti, ce livre dont il a été l'un des premiers confidents. Avec toute mon amitié, Paul Henri Michel". The recipient Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) was an Italian poet... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 132462
LANGE, Norah. Cuadernos de Infancia.
Buenos Aires : 1937Signed limited issue, number 6 of 22 copies on Hammermill paper signed by the author on the limitation leaf, out of a total edition of 725; this copy a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second front free endpaper: "Para Daniel S. Devoto, atento y fino y minucioso, poblado de palabras y gestos de generosa duración, versallesca y entusiasta... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132555
DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. The Lost World.
London : First edition in book form, first impression, of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel, following its serialization in the Strand Magazine earlier that year. "His sense of the glory and nonsense of scientific advance found happy resolution in The Lost World (1912), where academic vendetta at its most ludicrous continually punctuates a thrilling... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138994
DUNSANY, Lord. The Blessing of Pan.
London : 1927First edition, first impression. Lord Dunsany was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). The Blessing of Pan, "one of a great number of modern fantasies that champion paganism against Christianity" is "light and ironic in tone" and describes the gradual... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132841
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, presentation copy with Joyce's inscribed card inserted. The inscription reads: "Dear Mr Simson, As you were kind enough to write me often about my book."
Theodore Spicer-Simson was an American medallist, painter, sculptor and illustrator. Born in Le Havre, he first met Joyce in Paris... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 140266