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[PETHERICK, Edward Augustus, compiler.] Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:
London : First edition of bookseller, publisher, bibliographer and book collector's 3,000 item priced catalogue of Australiana. In 1865, the English-born Petherick (1847-1917) started collecting titles for a catalogue or bibliography of Australia but temporarily abandoned the project in 1870 to focus on reorganising the bookselling firm that he worked for, George... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 118564
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.
London : 1802First Boydell edition. This lavish edition was the brainchild of John Boydell (1720-1804), who had been responsible for the publication in mezzotint of some of the most impressive paintings of the period. He and his nephew Josiah Boydell conceived this set, with typography by Bulmer and paper by Whatman, to be embellished with one series of large and... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 137384
(EAST INDIA COMPANY.) Proposals for Setling [sic] the East-India Trade.
London : 1696First edition of this anonymous contribution to the debate surrounding the East India Company, which had lost its monopoly on Indian trade in 1694 through the lobbying of merchants and ex-company members who wanted to enter the lucrative market themselves. The author offers their own solution - the formation of a regulated government company, one in... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 134896
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Last Chronicle of Barset.
London : 1867First edition, bound from the original parts; with the following issue points: publisher's rights printed on the verso of both title pages (omitted from verso of title page in vol. 2 for the book form edition), and all plates captions in the first state: no variants in vol. 1, as here; vol. 2 with the plate facing p. 120 captioned "Because of Papa's... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 128402
YEATS, W. B. The Secret Rose.
London : 1897First edition, first impression, first issue binding with "Lawrence & Bullen" at the foot of spine, scarce in such nice condition. With The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, bringing together the two key loci of his imagination: the Celtic folklore of his native Ireland, and the alchemical mysteries... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135709
WOOD, John. A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus.
London : 1872Second edition, revised. Following his success in leading an expedition up the Indus in 1835, Wood was appointed as assistant to Alexander Burnes's mission to Afghanistan. "The mission had both commercial and military aims, and Wood was charged with gathering information about the Indus and the topography and mineral deposits of the surrounding area"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111897
BOYES, George Thomas Henry, Rear-Admiral. Salvage Operations. The Floating of H.M. Battleship "Howe".
London : 1900First edition, uncommon just 7 locations on Copac The Admiral-class battleship HMS Howe was commissioned in 1889 and joined the Channel Fleet a year later. On 2 November 1892, due to faulty Admiralty charts, Howe ran aground on the Pereiro Shoal off Bispon Point while attempting to enter Ferrol harbour, Spain. Salvage operations were extremely complex,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123155
(WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of.) The Wreath of Victory, or Laurels of Wellington;
Dublin : 1818First edition of this rare graphic tribute to the Iron Duke, WorldCat locating a single copy, at the National Library of Ireland, with none appearing on auction records; Library Hub cites a copy at the National War Museum, Edinburgh, but dated 1821. As each section of four pages is paginated separately it is most likely that this was originally issued... Learn More£4,850.00
Stock Code: 140044
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
(BLUNDEN, Edmund, ed.) SMART, Christopher. A Song to David, with other poems.
London : 1924First edition thus, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Blunden ten years after publication to his fellow Oxford tutor Maurice Roy Ridley on the front free endpaper, "M. R. Ridley with E. Blunden's grateful regard - 3 March 1934". Loosely inserted is a manuscript letter from Blunden presenting the work and affectionally answering an accusation... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 129178
CRANE, Stephen. The Black Riders and Other Lines.
Boston : 1895First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117295
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
(ADMIRALTY.) General Instructions and Local Regulations for the Squadron and Naval Establishments on the China Station, 1899.
[Hong Kong] : 1899Extremely rare station order book printed a few months before the onset of the Boxer Rebellion, untraced in libraries and secondary literature. From the library of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, not marked as such, though copiously revised by annotation or by the insertion of printed slips, assiduously enumerated in the "Corrections to Station Order Book"... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114737
(BANKING.) HUTH & CO. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.
1814-1850An extensive collection of letters sent to the founder and proprietor of the Frederick Huth & Co banking house, Frederick Huth (1777-1864), from his Spanish agents. Huth was born in Germany to an ordinary soldier, worked for a Spanish merchant in Hamburg, and established a business in Corunna, Spain. In 1809 he fled to England following the invasion... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135449
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-5First edition, with the plates in the proof state, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel); no publication before this astonishing work had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the region.
The proof... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530
STUART, Sir Charles, General. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Chicago : 1900First edition, in the rare and desirable first state of both text and binding. The text has the following points: on p. 2, the publisher's advertisement has a box; on p. 14, line 1 has the misprint "low wail on the wind"; p. 81, line 4 from bottom has "peices" uncorrected; p. 227, line 1 begins: "While Tin Woodman"; the colophon is in 11 lines within... Learn More£55,000.00
Stock Code: 115135
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson.
London : 1901First Railton edition, one of the most attractive illustrated editions of Boswell's great book, presented here in a handsome period half morocco binding. Herbert Railton (1857-1910) was one of the finest "black and white" architectural artists of the period, "who rapidly developed his own, distinctive broken-line technique which enthused many followers,... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 140188
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
MORRISON, Lester B. & Alec Soth. Broken Manual.
Göttingen : 2010First edition, first printing. Soth photographs hermits, hippies, monks and survivalists. Includes an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139610
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
[SAUNDERS, Richard.] RIDER, Cardanus. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1759.
London : 1759 & 1758A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume. Almanacs such as this provided information on the dates of markets, lists of MP's and advise on which foods to eat at certain times of year depending on your temperament. Cardanus Rider is often said, though probably wrongly, to be the pseudonym of the medical practitioner and astrologer Richard Saunders (1613-1675),... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 133744
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Dear Santa, Please I would like a broken ancle so I can put it in plarster."
1958A small boy writes his Christmas list. 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 work was familiar to the public from a wide... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 67127
DOS PASSOS, John. One Man's Initiation - 1917.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, first issue with the broken type on page 35, and with the scarce dust jacket. This memoir of the First World War is Dos Passos's first book, not published in the US until 1922. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139396
TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
New York : 1889First American edition, first issue, of Twain's satirical interpolation of a 19th-century American into the early medieval world of Malory's Morte Darthur. As with other Twain novels, for copyright reasons the publication of the first London edition preceded the US edition by a few days. This copy has the primary state points of "The S King"... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136800
FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball.
London : 1961First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Margot from Ian Fleming"; a fascinating presentation. The recipient was the wife of Jack Whittingham, who wrote an original Bond film screenplay named Thunderball, a collaborative project that predated the book. Fleming used the screenplay... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 139816
(SAPPHO.) CARMAN, Bliss. Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics.
Toronto : 1905First edition, first printing, Canadian issue published in 1905 using the sheets of the first edition published in Boston in 1904. The colophon on the title page verso restates the first edition's imprint, being one of 500 copies (this number 453) printed in 1903 "with the type distributed". Both the US and Canadian issues are scarce, the latter apparently... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141178
SEE, Horace. Some Sea Specialties.
New York : 1899First edition of what appears to be the first issue of this attractive and unusual promotional publication. Uncommon, three locations for this issue on OCLC, Yale, Columbia and New York Historical Society, and two locations for short broken runs, NYPL with the present issue together with 1902 and 1906, and Texas A & M with 1900 Winter, 1901 Spring,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 105384
MACHEN, Arthur. Notes and Queries.
London : 1926First edition, copy B of 15 lettered presentation copies signed by the author, additionally warmly inscribed by Machen on the front free endpaper, "To Major Nicholson, commonly and affectionately known as 'Brother Bill', these 'Ashes from an Old Dustbin' are inscribed by Arthur Machen April 21st 1927". The recipient may be the actor H. O. Nicholson... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 135859
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London : 1883First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity"... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 107122
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London : 1883First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on page 2, line 6 nor page 7, line 19; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "7" not present in the pagination of page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 140870
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poetical Pieces.
London : 1823First edition, an exquisite copy in a rare and highly unusual contemporary binding, of this posthumous gathering of unsold first editions of Shelley's major works, comprising Prometheus Unbound (1820), Hellas (1822), and Rosalind and Helen (1819), as well as the first London edition, second overall, of The Cenci (1821). These titles include among their... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 111619
MARTIN, George R. R. [A Song of Ice and Fire:]
Atlanta, GA/Burton, MI : 2000-2015Deluxe signed limited edition, set "K" of the rare deluxe issue of only 52 lettered sets, each title signed by the author and illustrators, and additionally remarqued (a small original illustration added by hand) by the respective illustrators on the limitation leaf, the first five works of the Song of Ice and Fire cycle. There were also 500... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 137883
HOFFMANNSEGG, Johann Centurius von, & Heinrich Friedrich Link. Flore portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.
Berlin : 1809[-40]First edition, the grandest Portuguese flower book ever published, and among the finest flower books of the 19th century. The delicate illustrations - based on the travels of Johann Hoffmannsegg (1766-1849) through Portugal between 1797 and 1801 - are executed in the manner of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, yet as a record of newly discovered and previously... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 137002
(NIJINSKY.) COCTEAU, Jean & Paul Iribe. Vaslav Nijinsky. Six Vers de Jean Cocteau. Six Dessins de Paul Iribe.
Paris : 1910First edition, limited to 1,000 copies on Japon, this one of 934 standard copies, inscribed by the illustrator recto of the limitation leaf; "A Madame Suzanne Süe, son admirateur et son ami respecueux, Paul Iribe, Août 1910". Cocteau's pair of Nijinsky-inspired poetic triplets are broken down into single lines as "captions" to Iribe's Beardsleyesque... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136928
MONTAGUE, William Edward. Campaigning in South Africa.
Edinburgh and London : 1880First edition of this surprisingly uncommon eye-witness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. This attractive copy with a highly appealing provenance: the front free endpaper verso bearing the ownership inscription of a serving officer, "Captain Belford, 17th Lancers". Ernest Augustus Belford (b. 1848) was present at the last major battle of the war, fought... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141061
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140439
GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco. Comedie;
Venice : 1582First edition of this collection of comedies by the Florentine poet and playwright Anton Francesco Grazzini, called "Il Lasca", (1503-1584), who was an important practitioner of the commedia erudite, the 16th-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro Bembo. These are robust comedies... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 113446
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS. Argonautica
Florence : 1496Editio princeps of the most important Greek epic of the 3rd century BCE, the definitive telling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The Argonautica is the only epic before Virgil's Aeneid that can be compared with Homer in subject and extent and it is the first epic to give a prominent place to love. With the... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 136329
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 119585
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Autograph letter signed, in English, to Alice Ambrose,
Trinity College, Cambridge, : 1936An unpublished autograph letter by Ludwig Wittgenstein to his student Alice Ambrose, written after her return to America following completion of her second PhD at Cambridge, thanking her for a gift and attempting to offer an explanation in response to a letter of hers, in which he confesses to a lack of modesty.
An American philosophy student, Alice... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 132705
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
WOOLF, Virginia. "Is Fiction an Art?" Hand-corrected typescript review of Aspects of Fiction by E. M. Forster.
52 Tavistock Square, London : October 1927Original typescript draft with autograph corrections by Woolf of one of her most defining essays, by descent from the editor responsible for bringing the essay to publication, Geoffrey Parsons (1879-1956). Published in the New York Herald Tribune on Sunday, 16 October 1927, Woolf's review of E. M. Forster's Aspects of Fiction appeared on the first page... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 130267
(WOMEN; WORLD WAR II.) Original manuscript notebook.
Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943A poignant manuscript notebook, amusingly illustrated, recording the friendship and lively exploits of a group of six young women from Ramsgate during the Second World War. The group, who named themselves "the Order of Little Bears", consisted of Maud Isabella Milgate, the primary author of this manuscript, her sister Blanche Adelaide Milgate ("Bibs"),... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137776
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.
New York : 1927First edition, in the first issue dust jacket, conforming to the following issue points: unbroken page number on p. 3, printed on heavier paper stock than subsequent printings, and the jacket without the two reviews to the front panel. Hemingway's second collection of short stories, ten of which were previously published in magazines, is uncommon in... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 113500
HUME, David. A Treatise of Human Nature:
London : 1739-40First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, complete in three volumes, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 120809
BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.
London : 1956First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. This edition was subject to the censorship enforced by the Lord Chamberlain, who took particular issue with Beckett's use of the word "erection", and has the publisher's note mentioning the changes tipped-in after the title page. The first unexpurgated edition... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133834
[DU PUGET, Edme Jean Antoine] Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.
1771First editions, both uncommon. Of the first named, Copac has only the Bodleian and British Library copies, OCLC has nine locations and also a number of MS copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, COPAC lists just the BL, and OCLC locates six and one copy bound together as here. Du Puget exercised considerable influence... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 38650
[PUGET D'ORVAL, Edmé Jean Antoine du.] Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps;
1771First edition. Uncommon: of the first named, COPAC has just Oxford and BL, OCLC has nine locations, and also a number of manuscript copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, COPAC lists just the BL, and OCLC locates six, and one copy bound together as here held by Princeton. Du Puget exercised considerable influence... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 38651
(FLEMING, IAN.) GARDNER, John. [A complete set of James Bond novels by John Gardner.]
London : 1981-96First editions, first impressions, of John Gardner's James Bond novels. Gardner succeeded Kingsley Amis as the author of the James Bond continuation novels and went on to write 14 original Bond novels and novelisations of the films Licence to Kill (1989) and GoldenEye (1995). Scorpius (1988) was the first Bond book to not be published in the UK by Jonathan... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125565