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  1. Children's board game.
    (AKASHI, Akako, illus.) Children's board game.

    Tokyo : Meiji 44 [1911]

    First edition of this children's board game ("sugoroku", rarely found complete with the counters intact, as here, which would usually have been cut out in order to play the game. This game was inspired by the first Japanese Antarctic expedition of 1910, led by explorer Shirase Nobu. Japanese children were besotted with the idea of the expedition and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137805

  2. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.
    (APOLLINAIRE.) ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.

    Lanzac : 1944

    First and only edition, number 93 of 115 copies on papier Vélin Madagascar. The short film, or succession of photographs, were taken on 2 August 1914 as Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) on the left, and his friend the artist André Rouveyre (1879-1962), had just returned to Paris and were on their way to the Comœdia's offices to deliver... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138667

  3. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
    (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.

    London : 1897

    The Library Edition, a most striking and handsome set of Burton's Arabian Nights, retaining the imposing box which has kept the set in lovely condition. "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights in English, Burton's was... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 131161

  4. The World of Atget.
    (ATGET, Eugene.) ABBOTT, Berenice. The World of Atget.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Abbott on the front free endpaper: "for Cecile & Bruno with love November 12 1981 Monson Maine". The World of Atget is a record of 19th-century Paris in the midst of modernization, with 176 of Atget's plates published here for the first time. Abbott first met Atget in 1925, two years before his death.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136841

  5. Hand painted silk handkerchief with original portrait of Baker.
    (BAKER, Josephine.) Hand painted silk handkerchief with original portrait of Baker.

    1920s

    Delightful memento of La Baker, a nicely executed portrait showing her facing left, smiling, wearing earrings and a pearl necklace and sporting her famous brilliantined Eton crop. It is apparently based on the photograph by the renowned portraitist Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostrorog (1863-1935), who established the studio Waléry in Paris, continuing... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136937

  6. Jean-Michel Basquiat.
    (BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel.) MARSHALL, Richard D., et al. Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    Paris : 2000; 2010

    Third edition of the most comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Originally published in two volumes in 2000, this edition includes an appendix volume which corrects and expands on the original two-volume edition. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136210

  7. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
    (BIDERMANAS, Izis.) CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.

    Paris : [1950]

    First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work. His popular Paris des rêves, which followed... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 123836

  8. The Works of William Blake.
    (BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. The Works of William Blake.

    London : 1893

    First editions thus, one of 500 trade copies; 150 large paper copies were also issued. Yeats "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric verse" (ODNB). Yeats... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137102

  9. The Westminster Review.
    (BODICHON, Barbara.) CHAPMAN, John, Editor. The Westminster Review.

    London : 1865-1870

    A selection of volumes of the Westminster Review from the library of Barbara Bodichon, the artist and women's activist, with her Scalands Gate stamps. "Barbara was an extremely striking young woman, tall, with vivid expression and golden-red hair. She had several suitors, but in 1855 both her personal attractions and her wealth attracted the attention... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 123361

  10. [Paddington] Off On Holiday.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] Off On Holiday.

    Westbury : 1997

    Edition of 495. Signed in pencil lower right by Michael Bond, numbered lower left. Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp lower left. The original profit of this print was to provide a home treatment facility for Graham and Scott Karlsen, from Merseyside, two young boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138036

  11. [Paddington] Out for the Day.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] Out for the Day.

    Westbury : 1997

    Edition of 495. Signed in pencil lower right by Michael Bond, numbered lower left. Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp lower left. The original profit of this print was to provide a home treatment facility for Graham and Scott Karlsen, from Merseyside, two young boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138034

  12. [Paddington] A Sticky Passage.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] A Sticky Passage.

    Westbury : 1997

    Edition of 495. Signed in pencil lower right by Michael Bond, numbered lower left. Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp lower left. The original profit of this print was to provide a home treatment facility for Graham and Scott Karlsen, from Merseyside, two young boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138030

  13. The New Survey of London Life & Labour.
    (BOOTH, Charles.) SMITH, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (ed.) The New Survey of London Life & Labour.

    London : 1930-1935

    First edition, a major re-evaluation by the London School of Economics of Charles Booth's Life and Labour of the People in London, a generation on from its publication. Booth's (1840-1916) study, a key resource for the social and economic history of late Victorian London, was based on findings collected between 1886 and 1902, with editions published... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 136589

  14. The Wind in the Willows.
    (BRANSOM, Paul.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    New York : 1913

    First illustrated edition, rare in the dust jacket. The classic work was first published in 1908, illustrated only with a frontispiece. It is published for the first time here with illustrations accompanying the text, by American artist Paul Bransom. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122601

  15. Original illustration for Alice in Wonderland: "The Gryphon".
    (CARROLL, Lewis.) TENNIEL, John. Original illustration for Alice in Wonderland: "The Gryphon".

    1865

    Tenniel'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

  16. The Uncle's Present,
    (CHILDREN'S.) The Uncle's Present,

    Philadelphia : [c. 1810-15]

    First and only edition. "The battledore was an offshoot of the hornbook, and was printed... for the double purpose it had to serve. In school it was used for teaching children the alphabet, whilst out of school it served as the battledore in the game of shuttlecock and battledore" (Rosenbach). This version of Battledore is believed to have been invented... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137864

  17. Two-page typed letter signed to the artist Walter Sickert.
    (CHURCHILL, Winston S.) Two-page typed letter signed to the artist Walter Sickert.

    Chartwell Manor : 1927

    A 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

  18. Facsimile of Codex Manesse.
    (CODEX MANESSE.) Facsimile of Codex Manesse.

    Leipzig : 1925-27

    Limited edition facsimile, number 3 of 320 copies. The Codex Manesse, compiled c.1304-40, is the single most comprehensive source for Middle High German poetry, and among the most widely esteemed of all German manuscripts, renowned for the beauty of its illustration. A triumph of early 20th-century reproduction, this facsimile is remarkably accurate,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 137734

  19. Household Stories,
    (CRANE, Walter.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Household Stories,

    London : 1882

    First Crane edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies only, which "sold out on publication. It is perhaps the best of Crane's more ambitious works. The book is a triumph in his characteristic mode of decoration, yet its designs, even the headpieces and initial letters, remain true illustrations" (Ray).
    Provenance: engraved pictorial bookplate... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 137499

  20. Fairy Library.
    (CRUIKSHANK, George.) Fairy Library.

    London : [1853-54]

    A lovely set of first editions, in the original wrappers, with the following issue points:
    1. Hop-O'My-Thumb with two out of three points: with the rear wrapper reading "Preparing for Publication", and the rear free endpaper pasted to rear wrapper.
    2. The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk with two of the five points: the "Jack... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138092

  21. Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
    (DAHL, Roald.) JAQUES, Faith. Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    1972–3

    The complete set of original artwork by Faith Jaques for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, comprising all 60 published pen-and-ink drawings and the strikingly attractive wraparound colour cover design, extensively annotated by her, including queries for Roald Dahl. Faith Jaques (1923-1997) was commissioned to create new illustrations for... Learn More
    £87,500.00

    Stock Code: 133005

  22. Original artwork for the Walt Disney Song Book: "Cinderella".
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Original artwork for the Walt Disney Song Book: "Cinderella".

    [1971]

    An original gouache illustration for the Walt Disney Song Book (1971). It features an appealing image of Cinderella getting ready for the ball, featuring several key characters and elements of the animated film, including the Fairy Godmother, the Pumpkin Coach, and the Castle. In the late 1940s Walt Disney Productions was on the brink of bankruptcy... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133724

  23. Director's Manual:
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Director's Manual:

    California : 1936

    A collection of 13 mimeographed manuscripts giving a fascinating insight into Disney's internal training program for the animators. The collection comprises: two lectures by Don Graham discussing general animation theory and practice; a bulletin discussing "How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of the Spectator in the Picture"; character sketches... Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 118414

  24. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) OUSSENKO, Alexis. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.

    Berne : [c.1950]

    A remarkable and unique collection of original gouache designs by illustrator Alexis Oussenko. These designs depict Disney's Bambi and were produced for a Bambi and Cinderella sticker book published as a collectible album by the Swiss chocolate company Tobler in French, German, and Italian. The 32 designs collected here are mounted in the final page... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 137327

  25. Fantasia.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) TAYLOR, Deems. Fantasia.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney, "To David Von Kessell sincerely Walt Disney." David was the son of Disney Imagineer, Glendra von Kessel. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 111964

  26. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) THOMAS, Bob. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Vita Best Wishes Walt Disney." Additionally it is inscribed by Roy Disney and contains the signatures of more than 100 other people in the Walt Disney Studio, including seven of "The Nine Old Men" who were the key animators of the studio, this copy with... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 138684

  27. Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    London : [1914]

    First and signed limited edition, number 51 of 500 copies signed by the artist. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources he turned to were Japanese... Learn More
    £2,200.00

    Stock Code: 129557

  28. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    New York & London : 1911

    First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the first. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136772

  29. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 23 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by the artist and printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 107391

  30. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.

    London : [1910]

    Signed limited edition, number 800 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. This collection includes four classic French tales: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Blue Beard, and Beauty and the Beast. This copy with a four page leaflet advertising Hodder & Stoughton's similar works laid in. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123585

  31. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1927

    First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131651

  32. Engravings for Teaching the Elements of English History and Chronology after the manner of Dissected Maps for Teaching Geography.
    (EDUCATIONAL PUZZLE.) HEWLETT, John, & W. Darton (engr.) Engravings for Teaching the Elements of English History and Chronology after the manner of Dissected Maps for Teaching Geography.

    London : [c.1800]

    A complete example of "the earliest dated jigsaw puzzle, apart from maps" (Hannas, pp. 93-94), presumably a reissue from its first appearance in 1787, housed in the publisher's wooden box. Created as a learning aid for children, the puzzle's instructions read: "Directions. 1. Learn to put the heads together in succession. 2. Get the dates of the inner... Learn More
    £3,600.00

    Stock Code: 134323

  33. La Nuit et le Moment ou les Matinées de Cythere.
    (EROTICA.) CRÉBILLON, [Claude-Prosper-Jolyot de.] La Nuit et le Moment ou les Matinées de Cythere.

    Paris : 1924

    First edition thus, number 158 of 230 copies on vélin d'Arches (the first ten had an extra japon suite), of this libertine dialogue between "Cidalise" and "Clitandre" (first published in 1755) illustrated with erotic etchings by Félix Roy, termed the "Sylvain Sauvage". Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122324

  34. Souvenir de Flore ou le Langage des Fleurs.
    (FLOWERS.) Souvenir de Flore ou le Langage des Fleurs.

    Paris : [c.1820]

    First edition of this attractive flower book, with 12 illustrations of bouquets, each with an imagined dialogue between the flowers. Incongruously, the latter section of the book is an account of the people and government of Turkey. No doubt produced as a ready-bound cheap gift book, the work is now a great rarity, with OCLC listing only a single copy,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 128878

  35. An Abridgment of the History of France.
    (FRANCE.) An Abridgment of the History of France.

    Chelsea : 1805

    A lovely bilingual juvenile history of France with parallel French and English title pages and texts. This is an early publication by Chelsea historian, translator, and publisher Thomas Faulkner (1777-1855), also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Normandy. He published his Short Account of Chelsea Hospital the same year.
    Uncommon,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138688

  36. Chansonnier dédié aux Demoiselles.
    (FRENCH GLASS BINDING.) Chansonnier dédié aux Demoiselles.

    Paris : [c.1828-30]

    A beautifully preserved, finely bound French songbook from the Janet workshop.
    The British Library's Database of Bookbindings notes that the Janets (both father, Pierre-Étienne, and son, Louis) were well-known engravers and publishers of ephemera in deluxe and gift bindings, particularly women's almanacs; Louis moved to rue St Jacques 59 - the location... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 133875

  37. The Galley Memento.
    (GALLEY, Edmund.) WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.

    [Exeter : 1879]

    Handsomely bound and illuminated presentation album, one of just two copies, presented to honour the work of solicitor and county clerk Ralph Sanders, one of two men instrumental in reversing the miscarriage of justice in the case of Edmund Galley, who became an international cause célèbre after being wrongfully convicted of murder and transported... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 132619

  38. Dream Days.
    (GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.

    New York & London : 1899

    First US edition. This copy is from the library of prominent American author and humanist Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), with her ownership inscription, "Gilman", to the front free endpaper. A lovely association copy between two disparate yet key writers of the period; Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon, which is included in this collection,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 130102

  39. The Owl.
    (GRAVES, Robert, ed.) HARDY, Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, et al. The Owl.

    London : 1919-23

    First editions, first impressions, the first number being from the very scarce signed limited issue, one of 24 unnumbered copies signed by the 18 contributors: Max Beerbohm, George Belcher, Pamela Biano, W. H. Davies, John Galsworthy, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Eric Kennington, J. Masefield, Robert Nichols, Nancy Nicholson, W. Nicholson, William Orpen,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 139992

  40. Fifty Years Adrift.
    (HARRISON, George, ed.) TAYLOR, Derek. Fifty Years Adrift.

    Guildford : 1984

    Signed limited edition, number 488 of 2,000 copies signed by George Harrison, Derek Taylor, and the illustrator Larry Smith. Taylor was the Beatles's publicist; the present book is his autobiography, with Harrison's additions, and is "the companion volume to I ME MINE" (prospectus).
    Loosely inserted are an invitation, numbered 103, to "The... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136803

  41. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
    (JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.

    Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8

    One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138324

  42. The Book of Common Prayer,
    (JONES, Owen.) The Book of Common Prayer,

    London : 1845

    First Owen Jones edition of the Book of Common Prayer, "one of the most important examples of his commercial decoration" (McLean, Victorian Book Design, p.66). The impressive binding on this copy is an exquisitely preserved relievo binding executed to a design by Jones himself, the whole thus presenting a gesamtkunstwerk of Jones's vision for... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 139453

  43. Donald Judd.
    (JUDD, Donald.) SMITH, Brydon. Donald Judd.

    Ottawa : 1975

    First edition, first printing, cloth issue (also issued in wrappers). The definitive catalogue raisonné on Judd, compiled to coincide with the major exhibition of Judd's work, held at The National Gallery of Canada that year. The volume contains an interpretative essay on Judd's work and development by Roberta Smith, an illustrated list of his exhibitions,... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 140026

  44. Moby Dick or The Whale.
    (KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman. Moby Dick or The Whale.

    New York : 1930

    First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic, first published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137085

  45. Gustav Klimt. Dernière gerbe.
    (KLIMT, Gustav.) EISLER, Max. Gustav Klimt. Dernière gerbe.

    Vienna : 1931

    First edition, first printing, number V of 20 "cuir doré" deluxe copies. This spectacular portfolio preserves six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War.

    The total edition comprised 500 numbered copies, issued in French, German, and English. Of these, 150 copies were printed in French, as here, of which 20... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 140713

  46. Eloise à Paris.
    (KNIGHT, Hilary.) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise à Paris.

    Paris : 1962

    First edition in French, inscribed by the illustrator "to Elegant, Beautiful, Brilliant Elizabeth Welch from Hilary Knight and ELOISE, April 27th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's sliced cucumber sandwiches and recordings... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134525

  47. Le Theatre et les Dieux.
    (LAM, Wilfredo.) ARTAUD, Antonin. Le Theatre et les Dieux.

    Paris : 1966

    First edition, first printing. One of 115 numbered copies each signed by the artist, editor and printer. Rare. Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 38117

  48. Alice in Wonderland.
    (LAURENCIN, Marie.) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland.

    Paris : 1930

    First Black Sun Press edition, number 361 of 420 copies for distribution in the United States, from a total edition of 790; "the colophon is the only difference between the American and European issues" (Minkoff).
    "For Alice in Wonderland, Caresse signed Marie Laurencin, one of the foremost French artists, to do the illustrations. She had never... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136578

  49. "Tiggers don't like honey."
    (MILNE, A. A.) SHEPARD, E. H. "Tiggers don't like honey."

    1961

    Signed and dated in ink lower right by Shepherd, 1961 and inscribed by Shepard lower middle "Tiggers don't like honey". This image was first used for The House at Pooh Corner, first published in 1928, page 23. "Tigger took a large mouthful of honey... and he looked up at the ceiling with his head on one side, and made exploring noises, and what-have-we-got-here... Learn More
    £47,500.00

    Stock Code: 109941

  50. Fairy Tales; Selected from the Best Authors.
    (MINERVA PRESS.) Fairy Tales; Selected from the Best Authors.

    London : 1794

    First expanded Minerva Press edition. Many of the tales were first published by William Lane in 1788 under the title "The Palace of Enchantment", and re-published by his Minerva Press in another edition of the same title in 1794. These tales constitute volume II of the present edition, renamed to "Fairy Tales", with the first volume holding new tales.... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 127237

  51. East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
    (NIELSEN, Kay.) [ASBJØRNSEN, Peter Christen, & Jørgen I. Moe.] East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

    London : [1914]

    Signed limited edition, number 5 of 500 copies signed by the artist. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology was achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilised... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 106880

  52. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.
    (NIJINSKY.) BARBIER, Georges, & Francis de Miomandre. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.

    Paris : 1913

    First edition, number 260 of 340 copies on wove paper, from an edition of 390. Barbier's first book was inspired by the impact of the Ballets Russes' first seasons in Paris, and of their phenomenal male lead in particular. "We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, the most dread of all - the passing of the days between our... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 136225

  53. Vaslav Nijinsky. Six Vers de Jean Cocteau. Six Dessins de Paul Iribe.
    (NIJINSKY.) COCTEAU, Jean & Paul Iribe. Vaslav Nijinsky. Six Vers de Jean Cocteau. Six Dessins de Paul Iribe.

    Paris : 1910

    First 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

  54. La Divina Commedia.
    (NONESUCH PRESS.) DANTE ALIGHIERI. La Divina Commedia.

    London : 1928

    First Nonesuch edition, number 262 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with reproductions of Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, engravings... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 134395

  55. A Pageant Of London For London's Children Arranged For Cutting Out.
    (NURSERY FRIEZE.) [COX, Elijah Albert.] A Pageant Of London For London's Children Arranged For Cutting Out.

    [London : 1926]

    Original nursery frieze poster produced by London Transport, depicting the history of London, starting with "The First Settlement" and finishing with "London going about its business to-day", showing Londoners going into the Underground.
    The artist, Elijah Albert Cox (1876-1955), designed posters for the Underground Group from 1915 to 1926. Cox... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137743

  56. The Wind in the Willows.
    (PAYNE, Wyndham.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1927

    First Wyndham Payne edition, first impression. The Wind in the Willows was only published with a frontispiece when it first appeared in 1908. Wyndham Payne is the first British illustrator of this work, preceding E. H. Shepard by four years. "Payne's contribution was to place the characters in unmistakably English countryside. His inspired... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 137879

  57. Fairy Tales.
    (PERRAULT, Charles, and others.) PLANCHÉ, J. R. (transl.) Fairy Tales.

    London : 1869

    First edition thus of Planché's translation. This attractively produced edition includes "Blue Beard", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Puss in Boots", and "The Story of Beauty and the Beast", with illustrations by Edward Henry Corbould, William Harvey, and James Godwin. The Countess d'Aulnoy (1650/1-1705) termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales) and... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 137870

  58. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.
    (PICASSO, Pablo.) BALZAC, Honoré de. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.

    Paris : 1931

    Limited edition, number 171 of 240 copies printed on Rives paper, from a total edition of 340 copies (of which 65 were printed on imperial japon and signed, and 35 for private distribution and numbered using roman numerals).
    In 1926 Picasso was commissioned by the publisher Ambroise Vollard to do a series of illustrations for Balzac's novella Le... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 136550

  59. Conversations avec Picasso.
    (PICASSO.) [HALÁSZ, Gyula.] BRASSAÏ. Conversations avec Picasso.

    [Paris] : 1964

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Picasso on the dedication page, and inscribed by Brassai on the half-title: "Pour Maud Leclerc, avec toute son amitié, Brassai. Èze-village, 27 Dec. 1964." Brassaï, who photographed much of Picasso's work in the 1940s, here builds an intimate portrait of Picasso himself, recording each of their meetings... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 99727

  60. How Columbus Discovered America.
    (POP-UP BOOK.) KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. How Columbus Discovered America.

    London : [c. 1960]

    The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts Columbus's three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María, on their voyage. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively unknown in his own time despite... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123153

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