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(TENGGREN, Gustaf.) Ariane. The Lively Little Rabbit.
New York : 1943First edition, first printing. The 15th titles in the Little Golden Book series. The Little Golden Books, which sold for 25, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix, who had the original idea for the series. Dr. Mary Reed, a professor at the Teachers College of Columbia University,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 101503
BLIGH, Lieutenant William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
London : 1790First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 121735
DOOLITTLE, Rev. Justus. Vocabulary and Hand-book of the Chinese Language.
Foochow : 1872First edition of this comprehensive English-to-Chinese vocabulary phrase book. Rev. Justus Doolittle (1824-1880) was a US missionary, Chinese scholar and numismatist who wrote extensively on Chinese culture and religion, publishing a number of articles in the China Mail. This work features an expansive English-to-Chinese dictionary in volume I, and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129232
SCHURR, Cathleen. The Shy Little Kitten.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, An early title in the series and one of the most popular still today. The Little Golden Books, which sold for 25, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix, who had the original idea for the series. Dr. Mary Reed, a professor at the Teachers College... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 92754
DISNEY, Walt. Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the"Give a Little Whistle sequence".
Burbank : 1940An original Pinocchio production cel, with an early inscription. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," (possibly studio hand) on a brown 4.25 x 2 inch card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, who was one of the carved characteras featured on the clock in Geppetto's workshop... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 102774
PEACHEY, Emma. The Little Flower Maker.
London : 1869First edition. A rare, beautifully produced work designed by 'Mrs Peachey, a first rate artist in her department... favourably known to the public, by a former work on Modelling Wax Flowers to enable her youthful friends, who have often admired specimens of her skill, to become adepts in the charming art of paper flower making'. The techniques of paper... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136827
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
ROSS, Diana, & Leslie Wood (illus.) The Little Red Engine Goes to Market.
London : 1946First edition, first impression, of the third instalment in the nine "Little Red Engine" stories by artist and children's author Diana Ross (1910-2000). "A number of her stories were commissioned by the BBC for Listen with Mother and other radio broadcasts, from the wartime years onwards" (Brown). Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140652
GREATHED, H. H. Letters written during the Siege of Delhi.
London : 1858First edition. "Appointed Commissioner and Political Agent of Delhi, Greathed (1817-1857) accompanied the British forces during the Siege of Delhi until his death before the city's walls on September 19, 1857. Gathered here are a collection of 116 letters written to his wife in nearby Meerut nearly every day and sometimes twice a day. In a simple, uncomplicated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125132
[BRONTË, Anne.] The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
London : 1848First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë's last and only separately published novel, which, according to May Sinclair; "reverberated throughout Victorian England" with its realistic and disturbing portrayal of alcoholism and debauchery (Leonardi, p. 314). Thomas Cautley Newby was a notoriously shifty publisher who had taken a deposit for the earlier... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 121127
MENGER, Carl. HAYEK, Friedrich August von, Editor. Gesammelte Werke. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung und einem Schriftenverzeichnis von F. A. Hayek. 2. Auflage. Mit 1 Tafel.
Tübingen : 1968-70Self-styled second collected edition of Menger's writings, essentially a reproduction of the four volumes printed as part of the London School of Economics series of reprints of scarce tracts in economics and political science (nos. 17-20), with the original English language introduction by Hayek here translated into German, portrait frontispeices added... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 135365
CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
1929First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 69378
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
WEIL, Gustav. Geschichte der Chalifen. Nach handschriftlichen, größtentheils noch unbenützten Quellen.
Mannheim : 1846-51First edition of Weil's path-breaking history of Islam, which relied in large part on Muslim sources still in manuscript. Sets are fairly common in institutions, but rarely encountered on the market.
Weil (1808-1889) was born in Sulzburg in Baden, and was originally destined for the rabbinate, but at a young age found that he had little taste for... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94297
HAUTEFEUILLE, Jean de. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.
Paris : 1694First collected edition of Hautefeuille's works, with some additional pamphlets bound in. The note at the front of the book reads as follows: "Mr Jean de Hautefeuille auteur de ce Recueil, ecclesiastique du Diocese d'Orleans, de l'Academie des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Bordeaux, Pensionnaire du Roy Louis XIV et Louis XV est mort le mercredi... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 133476
SAROYAN, William. Little Children.
New York : 1937First edition, first printing, inscribed by Saroyan to publisher William J. McElwee Jr., "For William J. McElwee, Jr., with sincere good wishes from Wiliam Saroyan, Philadelphia April 1940" on the half title, and additionally signed by Saroyan on the front free endpaper. McElwee was the publisher at Ritten House, Philadelphia. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 115422
[BROWN, Margaret Wise; as] MACDONALD, Golden. The Little Island.
Garden City, New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this beautifully written story by Margaret Wise Brown, writing under her pseudonym, of an island going through the four seasons, "Winter came / and the snow fell softly / like a great quiet secret in the night / cold and still." Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 112170
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Honestly, Shelagh, if you want Dance, dance, dance, little lady, you'll have to ask them for yourself."
1959Black-tied gentleman refuses his somewhat matronly dancing partner's request for a request. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 67327
OTIS, Johnny. Listen to the Lambs.
New York, : 1968First Edition. "What it's like - a Negro in the land of Mister Charlie - jazz, hate, "Negritude", the meagre hope for the future, the holocaust of the riots - by one who has lived it, and wants the white world to know." A cult classic American popular music autobiography, wherein Otis relates his integration as a Greek-American musician into the Watts... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 41016
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt.
London : 1936Deluxe edition, number 6 of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham 36"), showing Peer Gynt being swarmed by the trolls and surrounded by anthropomorphic trees. Describing his... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135675
NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.
Norfolk, CT : First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Rrussian by Nabokov to his wife Véra on the front free endpaper: "My beloved, here's a little book for you, my life, here's another little book for you, my love, there will be more little books / B the letter "V" in English / 1944". Nabokov has annotated this copy in nearly 60 instances, from... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 123847
PRYCE, Daisy Hugh. Goddesses Three.
London : 1896First edition, rare: not in Sadleir or the extensive collection of Robert Lee Wolff (the author is absent entirely from both catalogues), Copac lists only 6 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Cambridge, London Library, Scotland, Trinity College Dublin), and OCLC adds only 4 copies worldwide (California at Berkeley, Illinois,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103244
(SLAVERY.) An Act to Prevent the Importation of Slaves, by any of His Majesty's Subjects, into any Islands, Colonies, Plantations, and or Territories belonging to any Foreign Sovereign, State, or Power;
[London : 1806]The parliamentary act banning all slave trading outside the British Empire, paving the way for the complete abolition of the slave trade the following year. The death of Pitt in January 1806 led to the appointment of the abolitionist government led by Lord Grenville and Charles James Fox, who introduced the bill soon after, at a time of relative weakness... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 135092
(LUCRETIUS.) Titi Lucretii Cari. De rerum natura.
Birmingham : 1772First Baskerville edition, finely printing the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, a philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century bce. This copy, which is notably unrestored (surviving copies are usually heavily dilapidated or rebacked), has a gift inscription to the title... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 118428
BENSON, Arthur Christopher. Le Cahier Jaune. Poems.
Eton : 1892First edition of Benson's first collection of poems; number 198 of a numbered 200 copies, this one signed by the author on the title page. A. C. Benson (1862-1925) was the son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the brother of talented intellectuals such as the writer E. F. Benson and Egyptologist Margaret Benson. After graduating... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 81813
HÖRBIGER, Hanns. Wirbelstürme, Wetterstürze, Hagelkatastrophen und Marskanal-Verdoppelungen.
Kaiserslautern : 1913Scarce first edition. WorldCat and Library Hub locate no copies in UK institutions and just one in the US (University of Chicago). Ten copies were traced in continental Europe (predominately Germany, but also Denmark, the Netherlands, and France).
The Austrian engineer, inventor, and amateur astrologist Hanns Hörbiger (1860-1931) is best remembered... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139363
(CHANDLER, Raymond.) SANDERS, Jacquin. Freakshow.
Boston : 1954First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "to Raymond Chandler Jacquin Sanders" and with Chandler's La Jolla ownership stamp beneath which he as written "From Little Brown & Co - God Knows why!" In a letter to the budding writer James Fox in May 1954 Chandler writes, "Your publishers... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 73154
PERRAULT, Charles. Tales of Passed Times.
London : 1922First Austen edition, first impression, of Perrault's tales, including the beloved "Little Red Riding Hood", "Blue Beard", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Puss in Boots", "Cinderella", and others. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137838
WAUGH, Evelyn. The Curse of the Horse Race.
The author's own proof sheets of his contribution to the 1932 work, "Little Innocents". Inscribed by Waugh to Diana Cooper on the reverse of the final leaf, "the Lady Diana Cooper 202", with the author's further annotation adding his age of 7 to the first page.
A very rare, if not unique, individual issue of Waugh's first piece of fiction, written... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 112489
(PHOTOGRAPHY.) SMITH, Catherine A. N. Half plate tintype by a female photographer.
840 Broadway, New York : [c.1870s-90s]A notably unusual tintype photograph, very informally composed, of three elegantly dressed women in hats and fur clothing by New York photographer "Mrs C.A.N. Smith", who specialised in ladies' portraits. Each of the women gaze in different directions; their positioning, and the uneven framing of the image, is unorthodox; the photograph's edges are... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 131611
NESS, Evaline. Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing of the 1967 Caldecott Medal winner. Picture book of a little girl whom pretends that her mother is a mermaid and that Bangs, her cat, can talk to her. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 92806
TUDOR, Tasha. Linsey Woolsey.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing. Part of the Calico series, this title tells the charming tale of a little lamb. Written about actual happening on the author's farm. Tudor's illustrations capture the ideal American country lifestyle. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 96057
HIGGENS, Mrs. as "Dick Whittington". The Cat Manual.
London : 1902First and only edition, uncommon Copac lists just 5 locations, BL, NLS, Cambridge, Oxford and TCD. Attractive and practical, this little manual was published some eight years before the founding of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy; "My object in writing this little book, has been to provide novices in the cat fancy with a useful handbook, and,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125980
RAMSBOTTOM, Richard. Fractions Anatomized:
London : 1762First edition of this guide to calculating sums involving fractions, intended for the use of young excise officers. The author seems to have left little trace, and they published no other known books. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies in British and American institutional holdings. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131614
PERLIN, Estienne; P. de la Serre; [PUGET DE] LA SERRE, [Jean]. Description des Royaulmes d'Angleterre et d'Escosse; Histoire de l'Entrée de la Reyne Mère dans la Grande Bretagne.
London : 1775First compiled edition. This volume, prefaced in English, contains two French travellers' accounts of their visit to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: "The two pieces here offered to the public contain the idea which some of our neighbours formed of us in the two last centuries. The physician, in the sixteenth... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87462
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Tokyo : 1976Facsimile of the first edition of the Wealth of Nations, number 449 of 1,000 copies, published to commemorate the bicentenary of the work's first publication. Loosely inserted in this copy is a bibliographic history of the Wealth of Nations in Japanese, also published for the bicentenary (a little chipped and creased). Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 129998
[O'BRIAN, Patrick.] RUSS, Richard Patrick. Caesar. The Life Story of a Panda Leopard.
London : 1930First edition, first impression, second issue jacket. Patrick O'Brian's story of a Panda Leopard born in the Tibetan forests is his first book, written when he was fifteen years old and before he changed his name from Richard Patrick Russ. "I did it mostly in my bedroom and a little when I should have been doing homework" (jacket blurb). Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 93040
BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden.
London : 1911First edition, first impression. The Secret Garden was first serialized, starting in autumn 1910, in The American Magazine, a publication aimed at adults. The entire book was first published in the summer of 1911 by Frederick A. Stokes in New York and simultaneously by Heinemann in London. The American edition was illustrated by M. B. Kork, whereas... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 137649
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
London : 1911First edition. Intended to please her American readers, the main animal characters in the book are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks, and a "large bear". The inclusion of yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-nocheese!") was a mistake, as their range includes Europe and much of Asia but... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 125104
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales.
Philadelphia : 1932First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the London edition published by Harrap and identical in every point except for the inclusion of the publisher's box, which is unique to the US edition. This edition is scarce with both the dust jacket and box intact, and it has been historically "one of the most difficult of Rackham's... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116703
JAMESON, Anna. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns.
London : 1831First edition. Anna Jameson (1794-1860) has been seen by some modern commentators as a proto-feminist due to her extensive writings on women; however, the present work presents a distinctly negative vision of women in power, as clearly stated in the preface: "it remains a question how far the feminine character may be so modified by education, as to... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 123296
(COUTTS, THOMAS.) Life of the Late Thomas Coutts, Esq. Banker in the Strand,
London : First edition of this pamphlet biography of the Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), the founder of the eminent banking house Coutts & Co, published shortly after he died. The biography is more concerned with his character than the events of his life, which get little attention, but indicates the public interest in the great banking figure, including his bequest... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 126497
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
London : 1911First edition, rare with the glassine jacket. Intended to please her American readers, the main animal characters in the book are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks, and a "large bear". The inclusion of yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-nocheese!") was a mistake, as their range includes... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 109478
LORCA, Federico García. Ode à Salvador Dali.
Paris : 1938First edition, first printing, inscribed by both translators on the front free endpaper, "à Francis Poulenc, hommage des traducteurs, Paul Éluard, Louis Parrot", one of the few hors commerce copies, unnumbered as issued, from a total edition of 515 copies.
This copy brings together a nexus of Franco-Spanish network of friendships and affairs between... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132463
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
BEYNON, W. G. L. With Kelly to Chitral.
London : 1896First edition of what The Times called this "very racy account of the little campaign" to lift the siege of Chitral on the North-West Frontier in March-April 1895. Beynon (1866-1955) was a lieutenant with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles and a staff officer attached to Colonel Kelly's relief force who "probably saw as much campaigning on the North-West Frontier... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140456
BETTS, Ernest. The Bagging of Baghdad.
London : 1920First and only edition. Uncommon, as are all of the Lane's "On Active Service" series, represented in the UK at the six deposit libraries and IWM only. More uncommon still in the pictorial jacket, here a little compromised in condition but largely complete. Consistent with the series' aim of providing lively eyewitness accounts of the recent conflict,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 121703
TURING, Sara. Alan M. Turing.
Cambridge : 1959First edition, first impression, of this biography and memorial volume written by the mother of the great computer science pioneer. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, and apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies, it is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 133628
TURING, Sara. Alan M. Turing.
Cambridge : 1959First edition, first impression, of this biography and memorial volume written by the mother of the great computer science pioneer. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, and apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies, it is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 132257
HERFORD, Oliver. Sea Legs.
Philadelphia : 1931First edition of this satirical alphabet by Oliver Herford, who was born in Sheffield in 1863 and moved to the US as a child, later becoming a prolific writer and illustrator. He regularly contributed comic verses and illustrations to magazines such as Life and The Ladies Home Journal, and became known for his bon mots. Herford's illustrated books and... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 71771
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les Finances et le Commerce,
The Hague : 1740Second edition of this important work, published two years after the first edition. Reflexions politiques was first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84114
[VOLTAIRE.] Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
Berlin : 1751First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was the lover of Ralph Partridge,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 131267
WAUGH, Evelyn, & Francis Crease. Thirty-Four Decorative Designs.
First edition, sole printing. One of just 60 copies, mostly unnumbered as here despite the claim of the colophon. Waugh's preface is the only text, giving this publication strong claims for inclusion in the primary section of his bibliography. This handsome and elusive book marks the end of Waugh's pretensions to work commercially in the graphic arts.
Francis... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112477
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1738First edition of this important work, first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably in the present work in which he also explains the reasons for its collapse... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 87750
LESLIE, Eliza Miss. Directions for Cookery.
Philadelphia : 1837First edition of "the most popular cookbook of the nineteenth century" (ANB). Leslie's first cookery book, Seventy-five recipes in Cakes, Pastry and Sweetmeats, was published in 1827. The work was highly successful and encouraged Leslie to write a variety of juvenile stories, children's books, magazine articles and novels alongside her "domestic... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 110601
FREEMAN, Bud. If you know a better life!
Dublin : 1976First Edition. This copy inscribed verso of the front wrap, "To my dear friends Rudi and Hildegarde from Bud"; acquired from the estate of jazz discographer and collector Rudi Dorn. This is the second of two short memoirs by the wonderful tenor saxophonist; the first entitled, You Don't Look like A Musician, was published in 1974 and he later wrote... Learn More£55.00
Stock Code: 77495