Search results for: 'postcards'
(THE WOMEN'S PRESS.) DOWRICK, Stephanie & Florence Kennedy. [Five postcards by The Women's Press.]
London : 1982A striking series of anti-nuclear campaign postcards issued by The Women's Press, the leading feminist publishing house. They feature five slogans: with "Don't agonise, organise", quoted from Florynce Kennedy, the African American civil rights activist, feminist, and lawyer, and the other four ("A feminist world is a nuclear-free zone"; "Nuclear war:... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 130433
CAHUN, Claude. Two autograph postcards signed to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, the second also signed by Marcel Moore.
Paris & Jersey : 1932 & 1938Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her collaborator, lover, and step-sister... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 131539
CANE, Michael. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.
Kingston, Surrey : 1977First edition, number 128 of 400 copies only. This detailed biography also serves as a comprehensive reference work for collectors of Payne's prolific and diverse output. Harry Payne (18581927) produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher, as well as their rivals Gale and Polden. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141229
HELLER, Joseph. Catch-22.
London : 1962Scarce prepublication proof review copy of the first UK edition of Heller's masterpiece, this copy from the library (though without ownership inscription) of Sunday Times reviewer Philip Oakes (1925-2008), who began his journalistic career as a conscript in the Second World War, working on the troop newsletter. It is offered with four scarce postcards... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123116
(IRELAND.) The Album of Giants Causeway, Portrush & Coleraine Views.
London : [c. 1890]Attractive leporello album of images reworked in an illustrative style from photographs made by the prominent Dundee firm of Valentine & Sons, Scotland's leading manufacturer of picture postcards. The London firm of Charles, Reynolds & Co. issued many such albums, this particular title being surprisingly uncommon, with WorldCat listing one copy only,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140147
ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Venice Letters.
London : 1974First unexpurgated edition, first impression; a selection was originally published in 1966. A selection of the letters were originally published in The Art & Literature journal, which contained 12 letters and four postcards from Rolfe to Charles Masson Fox between 1909 and 1910, edited by Cecil Woolf. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 105618
(LENINGRAD.) Miliärgeographische Angaben über das Europäische Rußland. Gebiet Leningrad.
Berlin : 1941First edition, extremely uncommon "invasion" handbook produced by the Nazi General Staff cartographical department. OCLC locates just two apparently complete sets - BL and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - and two copies of the text volume alone, both in Germany, and a scatter of the maps in German institutions. Issued just three months before the beginning... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 85225
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 novel... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. Representative American Yachts.
Boston : 1891 & 1893First editions, extremely uncommon. OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated, Peabody initially... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 112236
BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
London : 1940-1967This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125175
WAUGH, Evelyn. Inscribed postcard.
Dursley, Gloucestershire : 2 April 1950A postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87382
PENN, Irving. Passage.
London : 1991First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive and eclectic collection of work by Irving Penn, with photos ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. Loosely laid in is a postcard promoting Irving Penn's 1996 exhibition Fringes. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140074
(DAVIS, Miles.) Signed postcard photograph of Miles taken at Salle Pleyel, Paris, 1969.
Paris : 1989Fine example of the great trumpeter's signature, signed "Miles" boldly across the image in thick-nibbed marker pen, the looping flourishes of the signature framing his torso and face. This is a superb image of Miles - captured at Salle Pleyel by the Magnum photographer Guy de Querrec - lit from below, trumpet poised on lips, watching from the wings... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 123134
HARVEY, David Alan. Based on a True Story.
[n.p.] : 2012First edition, first impression. Meant as an interactive story taking place in Rio de Janeiro, the postcard gives clues to the different ways this photo-novella can be read. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 140311
POWELL, Anthony. [Dance to the Music of Time:]
London : 1951-75First editions, first impressions, of the complete series of 12 novels in Powell's celebrated novel sequence, with a postcard signed by the author tipped into A Buyer's Market. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 125257
SHERRIFF, R. C., & Vernon Bartlett. Journey's End.
London : 1930First edition, number 374 of 600 copies only, signed by the authors. A trade edition was published the following year. The novel was adapted from the play, which was first performed at the Apollo Theatre in London on 9 December 1928, starring a young Laurence Olivier. Loosely inserted is a Jonathan Cape postcard order form for the magazine... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136711
RANSOME, Arthur. Peter Duck.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, together with an autograph postcard from the author to a young fan, "I am glad you liked them. And thank you for NOT asking questions. Best wishes for fair weather! Arthur Ransome". The postcard, postmarked 4 July 1945 from Coniston, features a printed border of Swallows and Amazons illustrations by Ransome. The recipient,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 122906
DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew.
London : 1989First edition, first impression, with a signed postcard from Quentin Blake laid-in, in reply to a fan letter. This is a collection of quirky poetry adapted from traditional nursery tales. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 136795
KAUFFER, E. McKnight (ed.) The Art of the Poster, Its Origin, Evolution & Purpose.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, deluxe signed limited. Number 1 of 100 copies only signed by Kauffer on a bookplate on the pastedown as issued. With the previous owner, Esmé Jeudwine's, notes about Kauffer and the book on a personalized postcard. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139683
HOSOE, Eikoh. Embrace.
Tokyo : 1971First edition, inscribed by Hosoe in Japanese to the half-title and with his signature below in Roman letters, dated 10 August 1974, together with a postcard from the artist addressed to fellow photographer Eva Rubinstein in New York, bearing the message "Hope your show was successful, too! Eikoh". A superb association for this important work of photography.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 105105
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
CARSTAIRS, G. M. Death of a Witch.
London : 1983First edition, first impression of this anthropological study of Sujarupa, a village in Rajasthan, between 1950 and 1981. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Mary, invaluable reader of imperfect chapters, from Morris", together with a laid-in postcard from the author, informing the recipient of Carstairs's appointment as vice-chancellor... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 116344
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale.
Boston : 1986First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed to her friend the American novelist E. L. Doctorow (19312015) on the half-title: "For Edgar Doctorow, with thanks! Margaret Atwood, 1986." The book was first published in Canada the preceding year. With the publisher's publicity postcard laid-in. Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 100266
LEWIS, C. S. Prince Caspian.
London : First edition, first impression, of the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia, one of the best known series of modern fantasy. Laid in is a postcard signed by Pauline Baynes, the illustrator, featuring the front cover design of the 1962 Puffin edition of this title. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131755
POWERS, Mabel (Yehsennohwehs). The Indian as Peacemaker.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to Mrs Cora Shippes Anthony on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs Cora Shippe Anthony, Greetings of Peace and friendship from this Lodge of the writer Mabel Powers", dated "Moon of Lengthening Days" 1936. Envelope mounted on the front pastedown containing two small flyers for Cora Shippes Anthony's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 36954
HORNSTRA, Rob. Sochi Singers.
2011First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer Rob Hornstra and by Arnold van Bruggen, who provided the text. Sochi Singers was the third annual publication, published as part of the Sochi Project, set up in 2007 by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen to tell the story of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Loosely inserted is... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139989
(KENT, Rockwell.) [SQUIRES, Frederic.] THUMTACK, Tom. Architec-Tonics. The Tales of Tom Thumtack.
New York : 1914First edition, first printing of the first book Rockwell Kent illustrated. Inscribed by Kent on the front free endpaper, "To Ernest Dawson, this first book that I illustrated and for which I received 125 - Rockwell Kent, 1933". The recipient was Ernest Dawson of the renowned Dawson's Bookshop in Los Angeles. Loosely inserted is a photo of Kent and a... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 87521
SIMS, Geo. R. (Foreword). Fifty Colour Photographs of London.
London : c.1910First edition. The Photochrom process, a variant of chromolithography, was invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmidt (1856-1924). It rose in popularity in the 1890s and by the end of the First World War was ubiquitous in postcard format. Most of the photographs in Fifty Colour Photographs of London are of landmarks but there are also a few portraits,... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 107448
BLYTON, Enid. Photographic portrait, inscribed.
[c.1950s]Signed portrait photograph of Blyton, inscribed "best wishes to Mrs Baker from Enid Blyton". Mrs Baker was a children's librarian who corresponded with Blyton in the late 1950s. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134715
MUNNINGS, Sir Alfred. An Artist's Life; The Second Burst; The Finish [together with] Ballads and Poems or, A Rhyming succession of Rhyming digression.
London : 1950-57First editions, first impressions. Volumes I and III of The Autobiography and Ballads and Poems signed by Alfred and Violet Munnings. With a manuscript letter by Violet Munnings, dated 30 January 1962, giving opening times for Beldon House and studio, alongside other ephemera related to the book and Alfred Munnings, constituting newspaper clippings,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121829
HOPE, Anthony. The Prisoner of Zenda.
Bristol, : First edition, first impression, the second issue with the verso of the title page reset, eighteen titles including the present work listed in the publisher's ad at the rear, and bound in the darker cloth with the "f" on the spine uncrossed. Loosely inserted are an autograph letter and postcard, both dated 1951, from the celebrated bibliographer Michael... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 88999
LONGLEY, Michael. Ten Poems.
Belfast : First edition, first issue, signed and dated by the author on the inner front cover. This is the author's first publication and, as well as being the most desirable, the first issue is by far the scarcest. Festival Publications printed this among a series of pamphlets by other emerging Irish poets like Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and Philip Hobsbaum;... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116798
(KNIGHT, Hilary.) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise à Paris.
Paris : 1962First edition in French, inscribed by the illustrator "to Elegant, Beautiful, Brilliant Elizabeth Welch from Hilary Knight and ELOISE, April 27th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's sliced cucumber sandwiches and recordings... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134525
ROTH, Henry. Call It Sleep.
New York : 1965Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Kenton Morse, ''Tis here! 'Tis here! 'Tis Gone!' Affectionately, Henry Roth." It is accompanied by a typed and signed postcard from Roth to Kenton Morse, in which he writes that has "discouraged at first about dramatic 'form', but easier now though not voluble enough." The book was originally... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 109776
(CHRISTMAS.) [BINGHAM, Clifton.] Father Christmas.
New York & London : [c.1885]An attractive piece of Christmas ephemera collecting short Christmas poems by Clifton Bingham, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher. Clifton Bingham (18591913) was an English author of poems and children's books and collaborated on a number of occasions with Louis Wain. Raphael Tuck is remembered as a chief exponent... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 137492
(FASCISM.) ALFIERI, Dino, & Luigi Freddi (eds.) Mostra Della Rivoluzione Fascista.
Rome : 1933First edition, first printing, of the book published to accompany the Mostra Della Rivoluzione Fascista of 1932-4, a major fascist exhibition held to mark the tenth anniversary of Mussolini's march on Rome. The exhibition, and this accompanying profusely-illustrated book, was intended to showcase Mussolini's new Italy, and the social, political and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129634
ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen". The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131558
SIDGWICK, Henry. Elements of Politics.
London : 1891First edition, with an autograph postcard from Sidgwick to the Scottish physician Donald MacAlister laid in, postmarked from the year of publication, 15 August 1891, and sent from Zermatt. Mailed to MacAlister at his St John's College, Cambridge address, Sidgwick writes: "It was stupid of me to omit to say that I should be in Switzerland at the launch-time:... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 123669
DALE, Godfrey. The Peoples of Zanzibar: their Customs and Religious Beliefs.
London : 1920First edition. The author was Archdeacon of Zanzibar, his book was intended in the first instance as a manual to visitors and travellers to Zanzibar, but also to give readers at home some idea of the difficulties encountered by the Mission's staff. Contemporary ownership inscription of R.J. Gilpin to the front free endpaper, and notes in the same hand... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 95268
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) GINSBERG, Allen, & Peter Orlovsky. Straight Hearts' Delight.
San Francisco : 1980First edition, first printing, letter O of 26 specially bound copies signed by Ginsberg and Orlovsky. This is publisher and editor Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe issue, additionally signed by him on the title page, and with two unpublished autograph letters signed from Ginsberg to Leyland laid in. The first letter, dated 26 November 1982,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 123246
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
PENROSE, Roland. The Road is Wider Than Long.
London : 1939First and limited edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to French actor and writer Jacques B. Brunius (1906-1967) on the half-title, "à Brunius mon ami, Roland Penrose", number 137 of 510 copies. Penrose visited the Balkans with Lee Miller in 1938 and recorded the tour in this photographic diary, the first work in the Series of Surrealist... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 123648
JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
Paris : 1922First edition, first printing, number 795 from a total edition of 1,000 copies, one of 750 copies on vergé à barbes. Signed by Joyce on the blank before the half-title: "James Joyce, Paris, 26 February 1924". At this time Joyce was already at work on Finnegans Wake and on the previous day (25 February) had penned a postcard to Ford Madox Ford asking... Learn More£55,000.00
Stock Code: 113181
(WILHELM II.) MAIRET, Philippe. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 122974
LETTOW-VORBECK, [Paul Emil] von. My Reminiscences of East Africa.
London : Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 120521
SHACKLETON, Ernest H. South.
London : 1920First edition, fourth impression, of Shackleton's account of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (issued four months after the first impression). Shackleton's own account of the infamous Endurance Expedition. In 1914, Shackleton and a 28-man crew had set out on the Endurance in the hope to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent - an 1800... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 94653
(THATCHER, Margaret.) MAY, Paul. Mrs Thatcher's Bag.
London : 1978A humorous take on Thatcher's image and her infamous handbag, produced during her opposition period, the year before she was elected Prime Minister. Thatcher supposedly tells the buyer: "I have gathered together in this stylish handbag a most useful collection of practical tips so that even the most deprived of you who have the will and the enterprise... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 131394
STEPHEN, Mrs Leslie [Julia]. Notes From Sick Rooms.
London : 1883First edition of Julia Stephen's discussion of good nursing practice. The work demonstrates "a fine attention to detail - and to language: it includes an eloquent and witty passage on the torment of crumbs in bed" (ODNB). Stephen (1846-1895) was Virginia Woolf's mother, and an active philanthropist who "travelled round London by bus visiting hospitals... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129359
MACLAREN-ROSS, J. Bitten by the Tarantula.
London : 1945First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title verso: "Viesna, mon amour pour toi comme ce petit cadeau, ce roman frivole et sans importance ni dédicace, mais qui maintenant, comme son auteur, est tout à toi. Julian (J. Maclaren Ross), Londres Le six octobre mil-neuf-cent-soixante-deux". The recipient... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 111721
(POTTER, Beatrix.) Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
[c.1896-1911]A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133403
RILKE, Rainer Maria. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.
Hôtel Bellevue Sierre (Valais), Switzerland : 4 November 1926An emotionally-charged autograph letter signed from Rilke to his fellow Prague poet, the Austrian essayist and translator Count Paul Thun-Hohenstein (1884-1963), in which he laments his inability to host his friend at Muzot due to a sudden sickness and divulges his desire to travel to the Mediterranean - content made poignant in light of the seriousness... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132323
(CHINA.) Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Seven autograph letters signed from Beardsley to Frederick Henry Evans;
[c.1894-97]An affectionate and richly detailed set of correspondence with his close friend and patron Frederick Henry Evans, the photographer who took the "defining Beardsley portrait" (NPG) and who, by recommending Beardsley to the publisher John M. Dent, ensured the young artist's first commission, his masterpiece Le Morte Darthur, and thus his meteoric... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 139251
(KENNEDY, John F.) The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
c.1945-63The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency.
David... Learn More£375,000.00
Stock Code: 120955