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MILLER, Henry. Un Etre Etoilique. [A Starlike Being.]
[Paris : First edition of Miller's 7,000 word essay in praise of Anais Nin, an offprint from The Criterion vol XVII no. 66, this a presentation copy inscribed by Miller on the front wrapper verso, "To James F. O'Roark, from Henry Miller, 2/18/79". Dr James F. O'Roark was a Santa Barbara eye doctor, and a notable Henry Miller collector. Copies of this offprint... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 96007
MILLER, Philip. The Gardeners Dictionary:
London : 1735First octavo edition, an abridgment of the first comprehensive dictionary of gardening. Philip Miller (1691-1771) was the most distinguished and influential British gardener of the 18th century. His dictionary is a noteworthy milestone in the great sequence of encyclopaedias and dictionaries of that era, fit to rank with John Harris's Lexicon Technicum... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116084
MILLER, Henry. The Angel is my Watermark.
Fullerton, CA : 1944Signed limited edition, number 8 of a small number of copies signed by Henry Miller and enclosing one of Miller's original watercolours. The number of copies is estimated by Porter as 15, by Riley as 15 or 16, and at any rate a very small number, each unique with a different water colour. Alongside the original watercolour, the publication contains... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 136512
MILLER, Henry. Tropic of Capricorn.
Paris : 1939First edition, first issue, with "60 frs" to the spine and the yellow errata slip tipped-in as issued. This is the prequel to Miller's first published novel, The Tropic Of Cancer, and a particularly bright example.
It was "originally scheduled for publication in February but delayed for three months, as a result of which few copies were... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140128
MILLER, Paul Eduard. Down Beat's Yearbook of Swing.
Chicago : 1939First edition. Uncommon. This copy marked "Personal Property, Al Jarvis, Sep. 20. 1939" on the front pastedown. Jarvis is recognised as the first radio DJ, the originator of the show Make Believe Ballroom, also a songwriter with collaborations with Johnny Mercer to his credit. Includes a potted history of jazz, Milestones; a listing for a Representative... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 71061
MILLER, Harland. In Shadows I Boogie. (Pink.)
London : 2019First edition, first impression. Limited edition of 100 copies signed in felt tip on the limitation page by Miller. Original print signed in pencil lower left by Miller, numbered on the verso. The most comprehensive monograph to date on the British artist and writer best known for his paintings based on the covers of early Penguin paperbacks. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139858
MILLER, Henry. Insomnia or The Devil at Large. A first edition book portfolio.
Albuquerque : 1974First edition, first impression. Limited to 150 copies with a signed bound in introduction and with a numbered and signed lithograph on Japanese paper by Henry Miller. 100 copies were issued in English, 50 copies were issued in French. This is the English edition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 69028
GUEULLETTE, Thomas-Simon. The Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour.
London : 1893First Smithers edition, one of five copies printed on Japanese vellum. Originally published in 1715 as Mille et un quarts d'heure, contes tartares, these stories - referred to by Smithers as "very lively, ingenious, and entertaining imitations of the 'Arabian Nights'" - were the work of the lawyer, bibliophile and prolific compiler of tales,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 126130
[DOWDEN, Edward.] A Woman's Reliquary.
Churchtown, Dundrum : 1913First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of - Edward & Elizabeth Dowden - this little book is given with many memories, April... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 63336
(FILM.) ANOUILH, Jean & Lucienne Hill. Becket. Original final script for the 1964 film, actor Michael Miller's working copy.
Hollywood : 1963Becket, starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, was based on Jean Anouilh's 1959 play and garnered the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Edward Anhalt), three Baftas (Best Colour Photography, Best Set Design in Colour, Best Costume Design), Best Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and two Golden Globes (Best... Learn More£2,850.00
Stock Code: 135899
FISHER, M. F. K. With Bold Knife and Fork.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "For Tania and James Stern, from M. F. K. Fisher, with love, St. Helena 1969". James Stern (1904-1993) was a British writer noted for his short stories, and for his wide circle of literary acquaintances. Malcolm Cowley remarked to him: "My God, you've known everybody, his wife, his boyfriend, and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139410
(DOLMEN PRESS.) The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.
DublinRare 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
KINSELLA, Thomas, trans. The Tain.
Dublin : September 1969First edition, one of 1,750 copies printed (one of the 750 for distribution in the USA by Irish University Press).
This strikingly-illustrated and handsomely-produced book sees both Kinsella and Le Brocquy together, executing their most notable work, in doing justice to the Táin Bó Cúailnge (or The Cattle Raid of Cooley), an ancient... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135555
TRAVERS, P. L. Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
New York : 1943First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author for Christmas in the year of publication to her friends James and Tania Stern, "Tania and Jimmy, with love - P. L. Travers, Christmas '43". This American edition precedes the British edition put out by Peter Davies in the following year.
James Stern (1904-1993) was a British... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139407
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
[YOUNG, William.] Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry, Upon Fixed Principles.
London : 1767Second edition, first published in 1766 with 17 plates. A richly illustrated drill book which references a number of contemporary battles and Generals, most often the practical use of the manoeuvres mentioned in the Seven Years' War. "This small drillbook laid out a series of manoeuvres for the battalion, most of which were described in the 1764 regulations,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 118948
STERN, James. "The Bank".
Blandford : 1975First and sole edition, number 18 of 50 copies of this short story privately published by the author, originally composed in Berlin in 1928. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title, "For Anthony Hobson affectionately, Jimmy Stern, my first effort 1928, Whitsbury 6. iv. 1975"; together with an autograph letter signed by Stern to Anthony... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116549
MILL, John Stuart. Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism.
London : 1874Second edition, published posthumously and the same year as the first, of Mill's three striking essays containing his philosophy of religion. "Mill wrote Nature and Utility of Religion between 1850-58, whereas Theism was written between 1868-70, near the end of Mill's life. Nature is an analysis, and critique, of the theory of natural moral law. Utility... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 120901
FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
Leipzig : 1755First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135287
BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik & H. Cop. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883
The Hague : 1884First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No.8 of an unknown limitation; inevitably uncommon, OCLC records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report of a tour of inspection down the Clyde made by two Dutch marine engineers Beeloo and Cop on the orders of the Dutch Ministry of the Marine, visiting the dockyards of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126943
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-7A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
CORDINER, James. A Voyage to India.
Aberdeen : 1820First edition of Cordiner's highly uncommon second book, an appealing, informative, and breezy narrative describing his life in the East - the Cape, Bombay, Madras and Colombo.
James Cordiner (17751836) was a Scottish Episcopal clergyman, "in 1797, while still a divinity student, he was appointed to superintend the Military Male Orphan Asylum... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135155
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's (1932-2003) hyper-realistic play about drug addicts which was first published by the Grove Press in 1960. This copy inscribed by Judith Malina to Barney Rosset on the half-title: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith. On the occasion of Rosset's visit to the revival... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
GERSHWIN, George & Ira. Strike up the Band.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. A superb association copy inscribed by both George and Ira, with quotations from the show; "He's a man of very high degree, not low - but high!" with a sketch by Ira of a man bowing. The recipient, Newman Levy, was a lawyer who graduated from New York University in 1911, Assistant District Attorney of New York County,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 70729
RUSSELL, John. The Form of Process in the Court of Session, and Court of Teinds.
Edinburgh : 1768First edition of this uncommon account of the Court of Sessions (the Scottish supreme court), and the Court of Teinds (a component of the court dealing with Scottish tithes), here in a contemporary binding and desirable condition. The work gives an overview of the courts, their history constitution, processes, and regulations. The Court of Teinds was... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136153
ERASMUS, Desiderius. The Praise of Folie.
[London : 1569 [recte 1549]First edition in English. "The Praise of Folly was written when Erasmus was staying in the house of Thomas More in the winter of 1509-10. Its title is a delicate and complimentary play on the name of his host: its subject matter is a brilliant, biting satire on the folly to be found in all walks of life Whenever tyranny or absolute power threatened,... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 108395
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
(JACK THE RIPPER) The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:
London : 1888Half-yearly volume of this popular illustrated paper covering the period of the "Autumn of Terror". Contains nine pieces of relevance: the first notice of the killings is on September 29, "Coroners' Inquests and the Detection of Crime, In the case of the late horrifying murders in Whitechapel, some persons have alleged that the Coroner's Court exceeded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121358
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
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
(POLICING.) Police Register from Olympia City, state capital of Washington.
Olympia, WA : 1895-1912A wonderful survival that pulls back the curtain on crime and police procedure in turn-of-the-century America: a substantial police register or desk sergeant's ledger from Olympia, Washington, giving a record of lawbreaking that spans nearly two decades (there is a break between 1898 and 1904 when presumably another ledger was in use). Olympia is situated... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 113387
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
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
VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
[1920s-30s]An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 133409
SMITH, Charles. Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws:
London : 1766Second edition of Smith's three celebrated tracts on the corn trade, praised for their sound reasoning by both Hume and Adam Smith, bound first in a volume of five popular works discussing food scarcity, the pricing of provisions, and magistrate intervention in the market place, published 1766-68.
"The scarcity of corn in 1756-7 and its high prices... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122563
ALEXANDER, William. The Costume of the Russian Empire,
London : 1803First edition, first issue, plates and text watermarked 1796 as called for by Abbey. The preface asserts that "the authenticity of the present work is undoubted", with good grounds since the plates are reproduced, enlarged, from those in Johann Gottlieb Georgi's Rußland, published St. Petersburg, 1776-80, with a French language edition published simultaneously... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 80409
WEBER, Bruce. Shufly.
New York : 2000First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Weber, "for my dear pal Claire from Bruce NYC 2000". A catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, it was designed by Sam Shahid and includes text by S. E. Hinton, Zane Grey, Muhammed Ali, and Robert Frost. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 116611
POTTER, Beatrix. Wag-by-Wall.
Boston : 1944First edition in book form, first printing. A limited edition of 100 copies was published in the UK, likely simultaneously, though the exact date is unknown. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 109501
POTTER, Beatrix. Wag-by-Wall.
London & New York : 1944First UK edition, limited issue. Number 78 from a limited edition of 100 copies only, the only British publication. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the title "The Little Black Kettle". Potter... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 109499
VALENTIA, George Annesley, Viscount. Voyages and Travels
London : 1809First edition, one of 50 large paper copies. "This work contains much information of a novel and important kind It was read through the press by Mr. Salt, who was Secretary and Draughtsman to Lord Valentia" (Lowndes). Henry Salt supplied all the drawings upon which the plates are based and in the same year, 1809, published a series of hand-coloured... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 46982
FRANK, Robert. The Americans.
New York : 1959First US edition, originally published in France on 15 May 1958 by Robert Delpire as part of its Encyclopédie Essentielle series. In the French edition Frank's photographs were accompanied by text by authors such as Simone de Beauvoir, Erskine Caldwell, William Faulkner, Henry Miller and John Steinbeck. In this edition the photos are not accompanied... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 125101
JOHNSON, B. S. The Unfortunates.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the inside cover of the box to the publisher, editor and literary agent William Miller, who was one of the main driving forces behind Panther Books: "For William, with respect for his courage in publishing this: and thanks, Bryan, 1/1/69" and with his signature over the printed... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 88781
HAMILTON, Sir William. Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the late Sir William Hamilton;
London : 1804First edition of this selection from d'Hancarville's Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton, 1766-67, and Tischbein's Collection of engravings from ancient vases... in the possession of Sir Wm. Hamilton, 1791-97, the third and last volume of which appeared in 1797, after Kirk's... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 125592
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur.022.0 The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition. "One of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, 'Nelson Apotheosised' in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson), "the 'official' biography" (NMM). M'Arthur, a former naval purser, had served with Nelson in the Mediterranean and had already begun collecting material for a biography when he saw "an advertisement in the... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 72337
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
1809First edition. "One of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, "Nelson Apotheosised" in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson). McArthur, a former naval purser, had served with Nelson in the Mediterranean and had already begun collecting material for a biography when he saw "an advertisement in the papers announcing that the Nelson... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 46705
(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
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
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919
KIRKPATRICK, William. An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul; being, The Substance of Observations made during a Mission to that Country in the Year 1793.
London : 1811First edition of William Kirkpatrick's account of his 1792 diplomatic mission to Nepal, "leading the first Britons into that kingdom" (ODNB); a handsomely produced book printed by one of the best London printers of the day, William Bulmer. Kirkpatrick (1754-1812) joined the Bengal Infantry in 1773 and was the Persian Interpreter with Lord Cornwallis... Learn More£2,650.00
Stock Code: 124199
(DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.) MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
London : 1808First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138538