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Spring Miscellany – 162

Spring Miscellany – 162

Catalogue 162, a Spring Miscellany, features our recent acquisitions. The latest arrivals to our shelves highlight a wide range of subjects: aviation, fine bindings, children’s books, computing, economics, literature, photography, poetry, polar, private press, Renaissance science, books in Russian, women’s suffrage, and many more.


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  1. The Ways of Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. The Ways of Behaviorism.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first printing. The chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, Watson here gives an overview of the discipline for a popular readership and its application in everyday problems; much of the book was previously published in Harper's Magazine. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136446

  2. South Sea Bubble.
    COWARD, Noël. South Sea Bubble.

    London : 1956

    First edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The play was first performed as Island Fling in 1951 in the USA, and in London premiered as South Sea Bubble at the Lyric Theatre in 1956. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136690

  3. The Stones of Venice.
    RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.

    London : 1905

    A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136701

  4. 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 British... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136803

  5. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    New York & London : 1911

    First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the first.

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    Stock Code: 136772

  6. Modern Chinese Poetry.
    ACTON, Harold, & Ch'en Shih-Hsiang (trans.) Modern Chinese Poetry.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, in a nice example of the scarce jacket, of Harold Acton's English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry. It includes his introductory survey, and specimens of the works of Ch'en Meng-chia, Chou Tso-jen, Feng Fei-ming, Ho Chi-fang, Hsu Chih-mo, Kuo Mo-jo, Li Kwang-t'ien, Lin Keng, Pien Chih-lin, Shao Hsun-mei,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136704

  7. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.

    London : 1894 & 1895

    First editions in book form of Kipling's best-known prose work. An immediate success on publication, The Jungle Book was reprinted twice in 1894 and twice again the following year. "Kipling followed with The Second Jungle Book (1895), but the two sets of stories have rarely been united, despite the fact that the later book completed the Mowgli saga... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136560

  8. Comus.
    MILTON, John. Comus.

    London : 1901

    First Essex House edition, number 82 of 150 copies printed on vellum and hand illuminated. In 1634 Milton was asked to compose the text of a masque "which was to be mounted in Ludlow in honour of the inauguration of John Egerton, earl of Bridgewater, as lord president of Wales. In 1637 or early in 1638 Lawes published Milton's text (without any indication... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137091

  9. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

    London : 1876 & 1873

    A handsomely bound set of Carroll's classic children's novels, published in 1865 and 1871 respectively. The Alice books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts of imaginative genius but they also revolutionized writing for children" (ODNB).

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    Stock Code: 136966

  10. 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

    Stock Code: 136589

  11. Wide Sargasso Sea.
    RHYS, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.

    London : 1966

    First edition, first impression. Written as a response to Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre (1847), Wide Sargasso Sea tells the story of the "madwoman in the attic". This was Jean Rhys's return to the literary scene, and includes an introduction to her work by Francis Wyndham. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136591

  12. Select Views in Mysore, The Country of Tippoo Sultan; From Drawings taken on the Spot …
    HOME, Robert. Select Views in Mysore, The Country of Tippoo Sultan; From Drawings taken on the Spot …

    London : 1794

    First edition. Home was practising as a portrait painter in Dublin in the late 1780s when the arrival of a rival, Gilbert Stuart, forced his return to London, and on the death of his wife in 1789; "Home left for India, where he had connections. Leaving his children with relatives, he departed without permission from the East India Company, reaching... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136881

  13. The Magus.
    FOWLES, John. The Magus.

    London : 1965

    Uncorrected proof copy of the first UK edition. The US edition, which was published in January 1966, predates the UK edition, which followed in May 1966 (though the copyright page states 1965). Learn More

    Stock Code: 136688

  14. Cavalcanti Poems.
    POUND, Ezra. Cavalcanti Poems.

    New York : 1966

    Signed limited edition, no. 9 of 190 copies signed by the author and printed on Perscia paper. The poems were first published in 1953 in The Translations of Ezra Pound.

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    Stock Code: 136812

  15. On the various contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing.
    DARWIN, Charles. On the various contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing.

    London : 1862

    First edition, first issue, with advertisements dated December 1861. It is Darwin's first book after the Origin of Species, and the first volume of supporting evidence - it attributes the symbiosis between orchids and insects to natural selection. Darwin wrote to his publisher that "I think this little volume will do good to the 'Origin', as it shows... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137117

  16. A Brief History of Time.
    HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.

    London : 1988

    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of the universe.

    Loosely inserted... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137407

  17. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.
    TRESSELL, Robert. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a classic of English working class literature, often compared with Zola's Germinal and described by George Orwell as "a book everyone should read" (Manchester Evening Times, 1946).

    The author, Robert Philippe Noonan (1870-1911), was the illegitimate son of an inspector in... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137406

  18. Autograph letter signed.
    DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.


    Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137058

  19. Mexico City Blues.
    KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136575

  20. The Westminster Review.
    BODICHON, Barbara - CHAPMAN, John (ed.) 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

    Stock Code: 123361

  21. Cleveland undercovers.
    LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.

    Cleveland : 1966

    First edition, this one of 65 special copies "bound with freak covers by the author" (each being thus unique, this one incorporating old maps of Ohio, a striking photograph of two Native Americans, and newsprint collage), from a total edition of 500. This copy is inscribed on the title page, "many thanks, d. a. levy". Levy (1942-1968) was a leading... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138636

  22. Typed letter signed.
    PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Typed letter signed.

    14 March 1939

    A typed letter signed by Sylvia Pankhurst on New Times and Ethiopia News headed paper. In the letter Pankhurst thanks Edward Philip Ockey for his help with her Esperanto, and notes that she hopes he "will be able to bring our paper to the notice of others". Ockey (1913-2006) was editor of the British Esperantist and a port officer who served with the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137160

  23. Portfolio.
    BEATON, Cecil, & Daniela Palazzoli (ed.) Portfolio.

    Milan : 1981

    Limited edition, number 760 of 1,000 copies. Beaton "made a name for himself taking glamorous photographic portraits of the 'bright young things' of the day, who soon thirsted for his talent and by the end of the 1920s - a decade which Beaton may be said to personify - he had been granted sittings by all whom he had aspired to photograph, except Queen... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137157

  24. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136923

  25. Man-Ship-Tank-Gun-Plane.
    CUNARD, Nancy. Man-Ship-Tank-Gun-Plane.

    London : 1944

    First edition, one of 400 copies, here out of series, as often for this title. Cunard left London during the second Blitz of 1944, staying with her fellow left-wing poets Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland in Dorset. While there she wrote the present poem, dedicated to Edward Thompson. In her modernist style, Cunard evokes the terror of experiencing... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136389

  26. The History of Java.
    RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford. The History of Java.

    London : 1817

    First edition of Raffles's masterful account of Java. Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganized the Dutch colonial system in the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136364

  27. The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology.

    London : 1952

    First UK edition, first impression, published in Chicago in the same year. The Sensory Order, Hayek's second book after his move to Chicago, is the final form of a thesis Hayek had developed in Vienna in the 1920s on philosophical psychology. Hayek argues that there are inherent limits to the human mind's capacity to understand itself, and that human... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136756

  28. The Rainbow.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Rainbow.

    London : 1915

    First edition. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915 in a print run of 2,527 copies, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universal hostility. The Defence of the Realm Act gave the government powers to suppress anything held detrimental to the conduct of the war. Lawrence's explicit portrayal of the marital and sexual relations... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136890

  29. 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

    Stock Code: 136210

  30. To Have and Have Not.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136613

  31. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137334

  32. The Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Poems.

    New York : 1949

    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 337 of 375 copies signed by the author. It was published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136963

  33. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
    CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).

    Moscow : 1959

    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137282

  34. Tender is the Night.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This is a superb copy of Fitzgerald's magnificent yet maligned follow-up to The Great Gatsby. It is one of 19 copies specially signed by the author for the booksellers Hochschild, Kohn & Co. of Baltimore, with their ticket on the rear pastedown.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136034

  35. North of Boston.
    FROST, Robert. North of Boston.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression, first issue, one of 200 copies, Crane's binding F. This copy has the bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to the front pastedown. Adams Jr. was an American bibliophile and the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City from 1948 to 1969.

    North of Boston is a collection of 17 of Frost's poems,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137200

  36. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
    SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]

    London : 1940-70

    All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136481

  37. No Country for Old Men.
    McCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men.

    New York : 2005

    First trade edition, first printing, signed by the author on the first blank; this a review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in. It was preceded by a signed limited edition issued earlier the same year. The book was the basis for the 2007 film of the same name, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136612

  38. De occulta philosophia libri tres.
    AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres.

    [Cologne? : July 1533

    First collected edition of this masterpiece of Western Renaissance magic. The first part of this summa of occult and magical thought was originally published in 1531, probably under the influence of Johannes Trithemius, abbot of Würzburg, whose notable students included Agrippa and Paracelsus.

    The privilege of the Emperor Charles V,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136927

  39. Vaslav Nijinsky. Six Vers de Jean Cocteau. Six Dessins de Paul Iribe.
    NIJINSKY, Vaslav - 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

    Stock Code: 136928

  40. China Diary.
    HOCKNEY, David, & Stephen Spender. China Diary.

    London : 1982

    First edition, signed limited edition, number 312 of 1,000 copies signed by Hockney and Spender; the print signed, numbered, and dated in pencil by Hockney lower right. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136633

  41. The Lusiad,
    CAMOENS, Luis de. The Lusiad,

    London : 1655

    First edition in English of Os Lusíadas (1572), the epic poem describing Portugal's rise from obscurity to greatness. Camoens based his Virgilian epic around Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route from Europe to India via the Cape of Good Hope in 1497-98, coloured by his own experiences during the 14 years he spent in the East (1553-67), including... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136059

  42. Lombard Street:
    BAGEHOT, Walter. Lombard Street:

    London : 1873

    First edition. Described by John Maynard Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential, and "the wonderful clearness of Bagehot's power... Learn More

    Stock Code: 133872

  43. Genius Loci and Other Tales.
    SMITH, Clark Ashton. Genius Loci and Other Tales.

    Sauk City, WI : 1948

    First edition, first printing, one of 3,047 copies printed, of this Arkham classic. Uncommon with the Wakefield-illustrated jacket in such condition. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136535

  44. Alice in Wonderland.
    LAURENCIN, Marie (illus.); 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

    Stock Code: 136578

  45. Bye, Bye Photography, Dear.
    MORIYAMA, Daido. Bye, Bye Photography, Dear.

    Tokyo : 1972

    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the title page. This series of photographs were taken in the late 1960s and early 1970s during strikes, student protests, and violent antiwar demonstrations. "In an extreme act of dissociation and disorientation, the image is scattered to the four winds: lovers' skin, white legs walking away, a flash... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136819

  46. Hand painted silk handkerchief with original portrait of Baker.
    BAKER, Josephine. Hand painted silk handkerchief with original portrait of Baker.


    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

    Stock Code: 136937

  47. Wacky Wednesday.
    SEUSS, Dr., as LESIEG, Theo. Wacky Wednesday.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, first printing. Wacky Wednesday was the 59th book in the Beginner Books series published by Random House for younger readers. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, authored over a dozen books under the pen name Theo LeSieg (Geisel's surname spelled backwards). Learn More

    Stock Code: 136900

  48. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.
    GUIMARÃES ROSA, João. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.

    New York : 1963

    First edition in English, first printing. Originally published in Portuguese as Grande Sertão: Veredas in 1956, this is the book that "firmly established Guimarães Rosa's international reputation" (Ency. Brit.). A landmark of South American literature, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands exhibits characteristics of the Brazilian regionalist novel while... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137068

  49. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137326

  50. A Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems.
    WEIK, Martin H. A Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems.

    [Washington, D.C.] : 1955

    First public issue of Weik's first survey, an invaluably thorough description of eighty-eight of the earliest commercially available computers (including the SEAC, DYSEAC, ENIAC, Ferranti Mark I and II, and Whirlwind I models). This is the second printing, with the added title leaf bearing the OTS imprint; the first issue, privately circulated as Report... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137255

  51. Porgy and Bess.
    GERSHWIN, George. Porgy and Bess.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 250 copies bound in publisher's full red morocco and signed by George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Rouben Mamoulian.

    In summer 1926, and in one sitting, George Gershwin read DuBose Heyward's 1925 novel Porgy, about the Gullah community in South Carolina. "The potential of this book to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137418

  52. Le Rime di Messer Francesco Petrarca.
    PETRARCH. Le Rime di Messer Francesco Petrarca.

    Venice : 1820

    First edition thus. A very attractively bound copy of this edition of Petrarch's poetry. Learn More

    Stock Code: 137487

  53. Birds of Britain.
    GREEN, John D. Birds of Britain.

    Bonn : 1967

    First German edition, first printing. This edition is bilingual, with the text in English and the German translation laid in, as issued, in a slip to the back pastedown. Birds of Britain was published simultaneously in England, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, and other countries. The book is a collection of photographs of 1960s "birds" (period British... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137049

  54. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.

    London : 1802

    First 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

    Stock Code: 137384

  55. Comet.
    SAGAN, Carl, & Ann Druyan. Comet.

    New York : 1985

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Sagan "For Steve, Brave man, wise owl, with our fond regard to you and Deborah. Carl and Ann", Druyan penned the "and Ann".

    The recipient was American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), with his book label loosely inserted.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136562

  56. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.
    LAKING, Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.

    London : 1920-25

    First edition of each volume of Laking's monumental survey of the history of European armour, profusely illustrated, and here handsomely bound, together with the supplementary volume, Cripps-Day's index of armour auction results. The antiquary Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919) grew up under the shadow of royalty, with his father serving as physician... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136722

  57. Winner Take Nothing.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing, first issue jacket (quoting Laurence Stallings's review of Death in the Afternoon on rear panel). This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the first... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137032

  58. Kiss Kiss.
    DAHL, Roald. Kiss Kiss.

    London : 1960

    First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Ian Love Roald Dahl". It was originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More

    Stock Code: 136686

  59. Ray's a Laugh.
    BILLINGHAM, Richard. Ray's a Laugh.

    Zurich; Berlin; New York : 1996

    First edition, first impression. Billingham's best-known book, "a British family-album so cool that I can see and hear what goes on between the frames" (Robert Frank, dust jacket rear panel). Learn More

    Stock Code: 136818

  60. Poems.
    OSHIMA, Shotaro. Poems.

    Tokyo : 1939

    First edition, first printing, number 177 of 350 issued copies, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Mr Laurence Binyon With all good wishes from the Author, October 25, 1939". Loosely inserted are two letters (and washi paper envelope) to Binyon: one an autograph letter from Oshima, dated October 27, 1939; the other a typed letter... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137118

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