Search results for: 'sleep book'
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
CHANDLER, Raymond. The Big Sleep.
London : 1939First UK edition, first impression, of Chandler's first book. The work was the basis for the 1946 Howard Hawks noir staple of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, with a screenplay co-written by William Faulkner. The US edition was published earlier the same year. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135842
ROTH, Henry. Call It Sleep. A Novel.
Paterson, NJ : 1960Inscribed by Roth to the author Elizabeth Jane Howard on the front free endpaper, "To Jane Howard, The pleasure of this brief acquaintance was intense and appreciated, Henry Roth". With Roth's underlining to several lines on page xvii of the "History" of the book, part of the critical matter added to this edition. Originally published in 1934, Roth's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68234
(CARTER, Angela, trans.) (FOREMAN, Michael, illus.) Sleeping Beauty.
London : 1982First edition, first impression, presentation copy signed on the half-title by Carter, additionally inscribed by Michael Foreman "Dear Jo, I promise never to use blue again" next to an original drawing of a begging character. There are four other indecipherable signatures, one of them adds "Angela's book", perhaps people involved with the production... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 135480
(DOYLE, Richard, illus.) PLANCHÉ, James Robinson. The Sleeping Beauty.
London : 1868An Old Fairy Tale Told Anew 1865
Brothers Dalziel "For these 'fine art' books, often issued in the name of other firms, the Dalziels made all arrangements and undertook the financial risk, commissioning artists on their own responsibility to design the woodcuts, contributing part of the designs themselves, and engraving the blocks by their... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139828
WOLFE, Thomas. From Death to Morning.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jules Furthman, Sincerely Thomas Wolfe, Nov 14, 1935". Jules Furthman (1888-1966) was an American magazine and newspaper writer, who later worked as a screenwriter, adapting a number of novels for Hollywood, including Raymond Chandler's The... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 136662
NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
London : 1853First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the Governor-General; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 122130
CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.
London : 1908First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139404
(COCKTAILS.) Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks.
[c.1925]First and only edition of this scarce cocktail recipe book with eight richly hand-coloured napkins tipped in. Produced during Prohibition (with "non-alcoholic" wryly inserted after every alcoholic ingredient). "Dedicated to serious drinkers everywhere" with history and recipes for the following cocktails: Manhattan, Blue Blazer, Deadwood Duck, Rip Van... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81233
(CARROLL, Lewis.) TENNIEL, John. Original illustration for Alice in Wonderland: "The Gryphon".
1865Tenniel's original drawing for the sleeping Gryphon, used by the engravers for the 1865 first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, where it appears on p. 138. Carroll gave Tenniel the exact measurements of each image as they were to fit on the page around the text. The drawings were then traced onto woodblocks and engraved by the Dalziel... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 138680
CARROLL, Lewis. The Nursery "Alice"
London : 1889First edition, first impression, third issue, with the original illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat on page 34 with Alice's profile visible, overpriced with two shillings on the title page. Genuinely rare thus: copies are overwhelmingly met in the second edition.
Ten thousand copies of the first print run were printed by Edward Evans on toned... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 50448
(INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY.) JHAVERI, Vithalbhai K. Freedom's Battle. I.N.A. in Action, 1942-1945.
Bombay : 1947First and sole edition, very uncommon: OCLC locates just six copies, all in the USA. This attractively illustrated work, pubished in the same month that India gained its independence, was issued as a celebration of the Azad Hind (Free India) state and the Indian National Army, which lasted from 1942 to 1945. The editor and illustrator, Jhaveri, was... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 126765
TUSI, Muhammad al-. Aja'ib al-Makhluqat [On the Wonders of Creation].
Turkey : 1704Though al-Qazwini's famous cosmology, 'Aja'ib al-Makhluqat, or "Wonders of Creation", was widely copied in Iran, India and the Ottoman Empire, copies of Muhammad al-Tusi's work of the same name are much rarer. Including the present manuscript, only seven manuscripts of this work are recorded (see Karin Rührdanz, "An Ottoman Illustrated Version of Muhammad... Learn More£200,000.00
Stock Code: 138655
BARROW, John. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.
1806Second, and best, edition of this influential survey of South Africa, which has a particular focus on the Cape Colony. First published in 1801-4, here the text is revised, expanded and corrected and 8 superb aquatint plates after Samuel Daniell added. Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, on his mission to the Cape of Good Hope in... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81260
BRUNO, Guido. Fragments from Greenwich Village.
New York : 1921First edition, the author's copy, from a print run of 500, inscribed twice by the author on the limitation page: first in blue ink to his close associate Frank Harris, "For Frank Harris with the love and everlasting gratitude of Guido Bruno. The World seemed different since I met you, the one great man on this continent. Having met you here in America,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136283