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BLAKE, William (engr.); GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405
[YOUNG, Arthur.] A Six Weeks Tour,
London : 1768First edition of Young's second book, following The Farmer's Letters to the People of England (also 1768). "Arthur Young, like Jethro Tull, was a great agricultural reformer whose influence reached far beyond his own country. England, however, with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system, and the consequent rise... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 129637
SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the Wars of our Times.
London : 1829First and only contemporary edition. A pretty set of this collection of tales of the Napoleonic Wars by a serving soldier. Sherer, Moyle (17891869), attended Winchester College, but left on obtaining a commission in the 34th regiment. In 1809 he was ordered to Portugal with his unit, and took part in the engagements of Albuera, Arroyo dos Molinos, and... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140776
HAMILTON, Cicely. A Pageant of Great Women.
[London] : 1910First edition, first impression, of Hamilton's play celebrating powerful women throughout history, including Joan of Arc, Sappho, and Boudica. The pageant was first performed at the Scala Theatre in London on 10 November 1909 and was quickly staged all over Britain. It was first directed by the actress, producer, and daughter of Ellen Terry, Edith Craig... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 128582
(SOBIESKI.) COYER, l'Abbé Gabriel-François. The History of John Sobieski, King of Poland. Translated from the French of M. L'abbé Coyer.
London : 1762First edition in English of the Abbé Coyer's biography of the great Polish hero Jan Sobieski (1629-1696), from 1674 king of Poland, renowned for his defeat of the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683. It was originally published in 1761 as Histoire de Jan Sobieski, Roi de Pologne and used verbatim by the assiduous Encyclopédiste Louis de Jaucort for... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139829
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]A fine photographic portrait of Shaw, by Howard Coster, one of the most renowned portrait photographers of the day, signed by both sitter and photographer, and presented by Shaw to the American actress who had appeared in many of his plays, additionally inscribed by him "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36".
An excellent association: Shaw... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Oriental and Western Siberia:
London : 1858First edition of this handsome book. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139393
(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
[SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris.] The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding. Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey, being an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
KAFKA, Franz. The Metamorphosis.
London : 1937First English language edition, first impression, of the author's masterpiece, which was originally published in the German magazine Die Weißen Blätter in October 1915, under the title Die Verwandlung. The translator was A. L. "Bert" Lloyd. Lloyd came from a humble background, emigrated to Australia in the 20s and, after stints working... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139325
[JOHNSTON, George Liddell; James Albert Buchanan Jay.] The Alphabet Illustrated.
[Herefordshire, : c.1858]A finely executed alphabet book of captioned pen-and-ink drawings, featuring personified letters in the Victorian grotesque tradition. The drawings were executed by a talented amateur artist, carefully copied from a rare, privately-published work, The Alphabet Illustrated, by Reverend George Liddell Johnston, a feature of which is the caricatured, oversized... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137720
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) COOPER, Alfred Egerton. Bust portrait of Churchill in 1948.
[Chartwell (?)] : 1948Direct and engaging head-and-shoulders portrait taken from life by Alfred Egerton Cooper (1883-1974), showing Churchill in white tie wearing the Order of Merit (awarded 1946) and other decorations. We believe this was almost certainly worked up from sketches taken while Cooper was at Chartwell in 1947, working on a life-size portrait which was donated... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 106295
BUCCI, Anselmo. Croquis du front italien - 50 pointes sèches documentaires.
Paris : 1917First edition of 125 copies only, this one of 100 on Hollande, after 25 on japon. Extremely uncommon, WorldCat lists only the 1997 reprint, just one copy at auction over the last 40 years. Superb series of etched illustrations of life on the Italian Front as a member of a volunteer cyclist battalion. Born in Fossombrone in the Marche, Bucci (1887-1955)... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 91489
(CLAFLIN, Tennessee.) Carte-de-visite.
[New York : early 1870s]A striking portrait of Tennessee "Tennie" Claflin who, in partnership with her sister Victoria Woodhull, was America's first female stockbroker; this carte-de-visite, of head-and-shoulders length, depicts her wearing an extravagant ruffled wrap, and gives her profession as "Broker". The photographer remains unidentified. We can trace examples of this... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134920
GWYNNE, Horace, pseud. of James Augustus St John. Abdallah; an Oriental Poem: in Three Cantos.
London : 1824First and sole edition of this very scarce collection of verse by the flourishingly named James Augustus St John, born James John (1795-1875), the son of a shoemaker, in what would become Dylan's Thomas stamping ground of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Abdallah is an interesting contribution to the Romantic oriental verse epic, a form popularisd by Tom... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141341
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
POTTER, Robert. The Tragedies of Aeschylus translated.
Norwich : 1777First edition of the much-feted first complete translation of Aeschylus in English, here in a very pretty contemporary binding,with an excellent noble provenance.
Robert Potter (1721-1804) first gained a literary reputation as a poet among the local gentry, but in time he became celebrated for his Greek translations, and his choice of blank verse... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141880
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Signed cabinet photograph.
London : [c.1900]A superb large format signed photograph, one (and perhaps the largest) of only very few examples of a signed photographic portrait of Florence Nightingale to have appeared on the market, auction records recording no examples. There are signed cartes-de-visite at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London (dated 1861, photographer H. Lenthal) and Columbia... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 125693
WAIN, Louis. [Kaleidoscope cat.]
c.1930sA rare, superbly coloured "kaleidoscope" cat by the beloved "asylum artist" Louis Wain, presumed to have been created during his later years at Napsbury Asylum when his fluctuating psychological state was profoundly transforming his art. In this case, the image retains the realistic form of a mischievous cat but with the psychotic gleam and unnaturally... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 125094
DICKENS, Charles; Robert Browning; and others. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.
Various places : 1860s-1910sThe Dickens and Browning letters are addressed to Emma Pender (18171891), second wife of Sir John Pender, Scottish textile merchant in Manchester, submarine communications cable pioneer, and politician.
The Dickens letters are:
a) with envelope, stamp clipped, to Mrs Pender, 9 Park St, Westminster, SW; 5 May 1863, declining an invitation... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 137842
(DARWIN, Charles.) Collection of 12 original cabinet card portraits of figures associated with Charles Darwin:
c.1890Striking and handsomely presented photographic polyptych of major British figures of the late 19th century, a number having a strong association with Charles Darwin or his "bulldog" T. H. Huxley, including Frederick Temple, archbishop of Canterbury, Sir John Lubbock, and Huxley himself.
1) Queen Victoria (1819-1901): this fine... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126612
MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.
London : 1860First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126478
PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.
[Paris? : 1950s]The original holograph manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled "La vraie histoire du jazz" ("The real... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 123995
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) Two-page typed letter signed to the artist Walter Sickert.
Chartwell Manor : 1927A wonderfully characterful pair of letters from Winston and Clementine relating to their long-term friendships with the great British painter Walter Sickert (18601942) and his artist wife, Thérèse (née Lessore, 1884-1945), strongly suggestive of Churchill's very real emotional and intellectual investment in the practice of painting.
While... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 135858
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
(WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE; HUNGER STRIKES.) Hunger strike medal awarded to Elsie Wolff van Sandau.
London : March 1912Hunger strike medal awarded by the WSPU to Elsie Wolff van Sandau, complete with the original presentation box, the printed dedication on the silk-lined inner lid reading, "Presented to Elsie Wolff van Sandau by the Women's Social and Political Union in recognition of a gallant action, whereby through endurance to the last extremity of hunger and hardship... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 134407
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
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
BROWN, Glenn. Three Exhibitions.
London : 2009First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "To John, all the best, Glenn Brown". Three exhibitions is a richly illustrated overview of Glenn Brown's exhibitions at the Gagosian's New York and London galleries in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 106601
NAKAFUJI, Takehiko. Street Rambler.
Tokyo : 2015First edition, first printing. Edition of 1000. No 37 of 45 copies signed by Nakafuji in silver pen on the front free endpaper. Street photography from New York, Havana, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Shanghai, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139771
PARSONS, Abraham. Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora;
London : 1808First edition. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 99192
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
HEANEY, Seamus. Hailstones.
Dublin : 1984First edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 unnumbered cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page; here additionally inscribed by Heaney "Mary - fine girl y'are! Seamus" under his signature. The recipient was Heaney's friend Mary Conley Downe.
Downe founded, with her husband Edward, the Irish Clifden Arts Festival, now the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142605
(SNOWDON, Lord.) Snowdon.
London : 2006First edition, sole printing, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: "With very best wishes from Snowdon". This copy is from the library of the author and filmmaker Edward Milward-Oliver. This is an exhibition catalogue for the sale of Snowdon's work, from 18 September to 31 October 2006. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136899
SNOWDON, Lord. Photographs by Snowdon:
London : 2000First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John, with lots of love & so many happy memories working for you, from your Tony. February 2000." Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136307
PENN, Irving. Cranium Architecture.
London : 2013First edition, first impression. This is the catalogue raisonné of the exposition of Penn's Cranium Architecture series, shown at Hamiltons throughout the summer of 2013. This copy comes with the exhibition brochure laid-in loose, dated 9th of September 2013. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 141006
HEANEY, Seamus, & Tim O'Neill. Christmas card, 2007. Irish poem.
Loughcrew : 2007Heaney's Christmas card for 2007, one of 300 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Heaney to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "Roy, Wishing you quiet nights in the scriptorium - Seamus & Marie." The card features an anonymous 9th century poem in Old Irish, together with a translation into English by Heaney and O'Neill: "Is acher in... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103115
GOLDBLATT, David. In Boksburg.
Cape Town : 1982First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Daphne - in gratitude, David. September 1982." One of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author on the half-title; issued simultaneously with the trade edition. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 109922
WOOD, Jonas (illus.), & Brian Sharp. Paintings and Drawings.
Los Angeles : 2015First and only edition of this catalogue published to accompany an exhibition by American artist Jonas Wood in Los Angeles from November 2014 to January 2015.
"In his boldly colored, graphic worksincluding paintings, drawings, and printsJonas Wood combines art historical references with images of the objects, interiors, and people that comprise... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 143106
MORIYAMA, Daido & Miguel Rio Branco. São Paulo. [together with] Tokyo.
[Tokyo] : 2008First edition, first printing of this work produced in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Japanese-Brazilian friendship, by photographs from both countries. The leaflet includes essays and biographies of the authors.
Rare: Library Hub only lists eleven copies in institutions world wide. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 134622
LONGLEY, Michael. Poems.
Edinburgh : 1985First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Inscribed by the author "For Phil Murray, warmest regard, Michael Longley, Sligo 85" on the title page. Poems was also issued in paper wrappers. Dr Philip Murray is an Irish bibliophile and author The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 113526
SISKIND, Aaron. Places.
New York : 1976First edition, first printing; one of 7500 trade copies. This copy is inscribed by the photographer on the half title, "Dear Maria, It's been a long and rewarding friendship, with love, Aaron". Contains, laid in, an contemporary article clipped from the New York Times. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 81397
TILSON, Joe. Hesiod's Crown.
Bristol : 1984First edition, from a total printing of numbered 300 copies this is one of the top 100 signed by Tilson and with the additional signed and number engraving included. Tilson takes his theme from the supposed Dionysian contest to establish the true master of Greek poetry, Homer or Hesiod, and through a series of wonderful line drawing and scraps of text... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 104791
LEI-LEI, Qu. Here and Now.
London : 1999First edition, Library Hub traces the V & A copy only. This copy inscribed on the title page; "To Dear Minerva, with all best wishes for the New Century, Lei-Lei, 2001". Catalogue for an exhibition of the work of one of the founding members, along with Ai WeiWei, and Ma Desheng, of the Stars Group. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 107016