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Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Our new catalogue is a miscellany of recently acquired and specially selected items from our stock; from economics to erotica, politics, photography, private press and poetry, botanical and gardening guides, crime, art and design, feminism, natural history, music, astronomy and expeditions.

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  1. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,
    PERCEVAL, Richard; & John Minsheu. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,

    London : 1599

    First edition thus, based on two textbooks of Spanish by Richard Perceval (or Percyvall), entitled Bibliotheca Hispanica (1591), the lexicon of which John Minsheu (1559/601627) considerably augmented. Minsheu "refers to hostility towards his work in certain quarters, but ensured the grant of a licence to print by applying successfully to the archbishop... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138829

  2. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
    HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.

    [Ipswich : 1733

    A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The unique work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis,... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138840

  3. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.
    VOLTAIRE. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.

    London : 1753

    First edition in English of Voltaire's Micromegas, a significant work of proto-science fiction, detailing the visit of giants from Saturn and Sirius to earth, and their derision at mankind's wars, religions, and pretensions. The novella was first published in French the previous year, and is probably the first instance of aliens visiting Earth in fiction,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139036

  4. Travels Through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Poland,
    MARSHALL, Joseph. Travels Through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Poland,

    London : 1772

    Excellently provenanced first edition of this substantial work purporting to represent the author's detailed itinerary of a 7,000 mile trip across Europe. Part of an contemporary "genre" of carefully researched and plausibly plagiarised travelogues.

    Initially the work was well received, The Critical Review declaring that "We have met with much... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139634

  5. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:
    MOORE, John. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:

    London : 1781

    First edition. Handsome set of this highly-finished and popular Grand Tour memoir based on Moore's travels as tutor to the eighth duke of Hamilton. A pretty contemporary binding in excellent state, and an noble provenance.

    Moore was trained in medicine at Glasgow, attended Hunter's lectures on anatomy in London, and studied surgery in Paris under... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139632

  6. The Works of the English Poets.
    JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.

    London : 1779-1780

    A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 138778

  7. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
    HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.

    London : 1784

    First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.

    Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139629

  8. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
    REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.

    London : [1795]

    First edition of Repton's first book and the work in which he laid out "his claim to the position of a national authority" on landscape gardening (Rogger, p. 12). Handsomely printed by the finest London printer of the age, William Bulmer, the delightful aquatints employ clever overslips to show the transformation of the landscape under Repton's guiding... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 138558

  9. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
    MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.

    London : 1806

    Rare first and only edition of this investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. From the library of the marquess of Londonderry, an attractive copy with an excellent military provenance.

    Macdiarmid's (17791808) father... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139663

  10. Observations on some Points of Seamanship;
    GRIFFITHS, Anselm John. Observations on some Points of Seamanship;

    Cheltenham : 1824

    First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub lists BL, National Museums Scotland, Cardiff and NLW for this edition, WorldCat adds nine further copies including NMM, NYPL, and the US Navy Department Library. A wide-ranging guide on matters naval intended to "assist the rising officer in forming correct conclusions" (preface), it was first published at the expense... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139310

  11. The Vision of Hades,
    POETRY. The Vision of Hades,

    London : 1825

    First complete edition, publishing the Vision of Noös for the first time, paired with the Vision of Hades, first published in 1820 and here in its second appearance. This copy has various pencilled emendations in the Vision of Noös, all stylistic rather than correcting errata, and consequently almost certainly in the hand of the anonymous author,... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 138867

  12. Aldine Edition of the British Poets.
    BRITISH POETS. Aldine Edition of the British Poets.

    London : 1831-1852

    A very pretty set of Pickering's Aldine Edition of the British poets, celebrated both for the elegance of the typography and the diligence of its editors. The two-decade long publishing project brings together a vast selection of the works of British writers, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spencer, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift and Gray. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 139248

  13. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.

    Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 139134

  14. The Wandering Jew.
    SUE, Eugène. The Wandering Jew.

    London : 1844-45

    First edition in English, and a very attractive set, of Sue's Le Juif errant (1844), an internationally popular gothic novel. Despite its title, the book makes only peripheral use of the legend. In line with Sue's socialist-inspired anticlericalism the novel is intensely anti-Catholic, with the villains the Jesuits, portrayed as having spies and henchmen... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 139788

  15. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
    DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

    London : 1846

    First one-volume edition of Dickens's second novel. This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had bought back his copyright from the original publisher Bentley; many of his revisions were in the direction of a more dramatic rendering of the text, in light of his experience of public readings.

    Oliver Twist was first published... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139279

  16. The Wide, Wide World.
    [WARNER, Susan.] WETHERELL, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World.

    New York : 1851

    First edition of Susan Bogert Warner's first novel, written under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell, in bright condition. Warner (1819-1885) began writing The Wide, Wide World in 1848. It was to become one of the most popular American novels of its time, however initially had difficulty finding a publisher. "Even when George P. Putnam accepted the... Learn More
    £2,650.00

    Stock Code: 139641

  17. The English Constitution.
    BAGEHOT, Walter. The English Constitution.

    London : 1867

    First edition in book form of the most influential exposition of the British (not in fact solely English) constitution. Bagehot conceptualized the constitution as split between "dignified" and "efficient" elements, the former the monarchy and parts of the aristocracy with all their associated pomp and circumstance, the latter the actual machinery of... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 138712

  18. Tarcissus: The Boy Martyr of Rome,
    ROLFE, Frederick William, Baron Corvo. Tarcissus: The Boy Martyr of Rome,

    [Saffron Walden : 1880

    First edition of the author's first book, a prize rarity in the Corvo corpus, this copy with a richly appropriate provenance: from the libraries of Christopher Millard, A. T. Bartholomew, and Robert Scoble. Only two other copies of this title have appeared at auction in over 35 years, one the Bradley Martin copy in 1990.

    The copy is inscribed... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 139376

  19. The Works.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Works.

    London : 1884 & 1893

    An attractive early set of Tennyson's works in a Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding. Collected editions of Tennyson's works began to appear in 1870; the canonical complete works was published in the 1907 to 1908 Eversley edition, edited by the author's son Hallam. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139099

  20. Boswell's Life of Johnson.
    JOHNSON, Samuel - BOSWELL, James; George Birkbeck Hill (ed.) Boswell's Life of Johnson.

    Oxford : 1887

    First Hill edition. By 1887 Hill was an established commentator of both Johnson and Boswell's works, having published Dr Johnson, his Friends and his Critics (1878) and an edition of Boswell's correspondence (1879). The Clarendon Press accepted Hill's proposal for a new edition of Boswell's Life in 1881, and the six volume text - the product of almost... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 139100

  21. A Study in Scarlet.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet.

    London : 1888 [1889]

    First edition in book form of Conan Doyle's first book, marking the first separate publication of any Sherlock Holmes story, preceded only by the story's appearance in Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887. This copy is the second impression of the first edition, with the first and final signatures reset (distinguished by the mis-spelling "youuger" on p. v),... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 137971

  22. The Diary.
    PEPYS, Samuel. The Diary.

    London : 1893-99

    Number 184 of 250 large-paper sets of the first Wheatley edition, "the fullest edition of the diary before the Latham one 1970-83" (ODNB), here in a particularly handsome binding. The detailed private diary kept by Pepys from 1660 until 1669, first published in the early 19th century, is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139249

  23. Plutarch's Lives.
    (PLUTARCH.) CLOUGH, A. H. (ed.) Plutarch's Lives.

    London : 1893

    An attractive library set of Plutarch's biographical works recounting the lives of notable Greek and Roman figures including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Clough had started on his revision of Dryden's translation of Plutarch in America, whence he had sailed in October 1852 with W. M. Thackeray, spending nine months in a vain search for a permanent... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139091

  24. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]

    1898-1961

    First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.

    Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 139079

  25. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
    WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

    London : 1900

    Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated.

    First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139565

  26. The Book of Common Prayer,
    CHIVERS BINDING - BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer,

    Oxford : [c.1900]

    A lovely example of Chivers's binding style utilising both their elegantly gilt-tooled morocco and hand-painted "vellucent" styles, including choice use of mother of pearl for the crucifix. This handsome copy of the Book of Common Prayer was evidently bound for presentation, with an ink gift inscription from an "Isabel" from her uncle on the binder's... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 139472

  27. The Writings and Speeches.
    BURKE, Edmund. The Writings and Speeches.

    Boston : 1901

    The Beaconsfield edition, number 5 of 1,000 copies, this set in a notably attractive and bright contemporary binding. Burke's writings were first collected together within his lifetime by Walker King and French Laurence, "who had assisted him with the Annual Register, the impeachment, and other concerns. Publication commenced in 1795, and concluded... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139106

  28. Doctor Faustus.
    MARLOWE, Christopher. Doctor Faustus.

    London : 1903

    First Vale Press edition, sole printing, one of 310 copies on Arnold handmade paper. This entirely unopened copy is in notably bright and attractive condition.

    The Vale Press was founded by noted art nouveau designer Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139293

  29. The Vicar of Wakefield.
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London : 1903

    Deluxe edition, number 56 of 250 copies signed by the publisher, this copy in a striking and unusual arts and crafts binding, perhaps the work of the Guild of Women Binders, though unmarked, exhibiting their adventurous style. Goldsmith's masterpiece was first published in 1766. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139010

  30. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
    JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.

    London : 1898

    First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139890

  31. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London : [1907]

    Deluxe limited edition, number 263 of 1,130 numbered copies, of which 1,100 were for sale, with the last 30 reserved for presentation. Published when the book came out of copyright in 1907, this deluxe edition was issued unsigned, as Rackham was out of the country at the time. For the first time, Rackham's plates were distributed at the appropriate... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 138673

  32. Sonnets.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Sonnets.

    Leipzig : 1910

    First Rowohlt edition, one of five copies printed on vellum, finely bound by the influential German binder Carl Sonntag jun. (18831930), who was instrumental in the emergence and development of the German book art movement which preceded the First World War.

    He trained as a binder in the early 1900s in France and the UK, including at the workshop... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 139564

  33. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.
    DOVES PRESS: SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.

    Hammersmith : [1913]

    First Doves Press edition, one of 200 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 12 were printed on vellum), here bound by the Doves Bindery (executed the year following publication), in a fine example of their understated elegance, complementing the design and typography of the text. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138499

  34. Essays on Art.
    WEBER, Max. Essays on Art.

    New York : June 1916

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "To Mr. W. Bowdain with complements sic from Max Weber, Jan. 16. '17" - that is, William G. Bowdoin (1861-1947), art critic of the New York Evening World. This collection of essays and verse was only Weber's second book, following his Cubist Poems of 1914.

    The publisher's... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139746

  35. Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.
    [NEUBURG, Victor Benjamin.] Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.

    Steyning : 1921

    First edition, number 197 of 550 copies on antique laid paper, a notably fresh example of Neuburg's second book of pagan poetry published at his Vine Press. This copy was presented as a gift with a charmingly poetic inscription on the front free endpaper by his son, Victor Edward Neuburg (1924-1996).

    This selection of Neuburg's poetry follows... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139457

  36. The Letters of Madame De Sévigné.
    SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de. The Letters of Madame De Sévigné.

    Philadelphia : 1927

    The Carnavalet Edition, number 20 of 1,550 copies only, here including a document signed by Louis XIV. Whitman Bennett bound a number of sets in the same style, either through agreement with the publishers or as an offering to subscribers, but we can trace no other set with a similar document.

    Though an unusual offering, it is a fitting pairing... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139107

  37. The Secret of Father Brown.
    CHESTERTON, G. K. The Secret of Father Brown.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression in the 7/6 dust jacket, of the fourth instalment in Chesterton's Father Brown series. Quayle notes that Chesterton's psychological approach and his nuanced characters give his work a special importance in the genre, but that "Father Brown, whose most 'conspicuous quality was not being conspicuous', will be remembered... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138902

  38. Betrayed!! or, what might come to pass.
    LINDSAY, Charles McDonald. Betrayed!! or, what might come to pass.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, of this dystopian war novel. It is now rarely found complete with its jacket, the present exceptionally bright copy complete in a handsome example. A notably uncommon edition, with only eight copies traced institutionally worldwide. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139733

  39. Scotland's Gift: Golf.
    MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift: Golf.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.

    Macdonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 138525

  40. The Ingoldsby Legends.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends.

    London : 1929

    A handsomely bound copy of Rackham's illustrated edition of Barham's Ingoldsby Legends. The Rackham-illustrated edition of the Ingoldsby Legends was first published in 1898, but was later revised and largely redrawn from in 1907 so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139450

  41. A Draft of XXX Cantos.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of XXX Cantos.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first impression, number 87 of 200 copies on Canson-Montgolfier soleil velin paper, from a total edition of 212. This publication marks the first appearance of the poems that would make up Pound's Cantos, his magnum opus.

    "An epic of great vision and complexity, Pound's Cantos address the profound human issues in history and in... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139520

  42. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement.

    "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138545

  43. Marlborough.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough.

    London : 1933-1938

    First editions, first impressions, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration to Churchill in his campaign against... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139225

  44. The Garden Party and Other Stories.
    MANSFIELD, Katherine; LAURENCIN, Marie (illus.) The Garden Party and Other Stories.

    London : 1939

    First illustrated edition, limited edition, number 708 of 1,200 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni, this a notably bright example.

    The Garden Party and other Stories was first published in February 1922 and "brought Mansfield great and deserved acclaim" (ODNB). This edition is beautifully illustrated with "queer femme... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139127

  45. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Leipzig : 1942

    First edition, first printing. The third and final book in Blossfeldt's acclaimed series of photographs of plants. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139445

  46. Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
    TRAVERS, P. L. Mary Poppins Opens the Door.

    New York : 1943

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author for Christmas in the year of publication to her friends James and Tania Stern, "Tania and Jimmy, with love - P. L. Travers, Christmas '43". This American edition precedes the British edition put out by Peter Davies in the following year.

    James Stern (1904-1993) was a British... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139407

  47. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
    JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY - BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.

    Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-48

    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

  48. Bright November.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Bright November.

    London : [1947]

    First edition, first-issue binding, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication "Best wishes from Kingsley Amis, November 1947" on the front free endpaper. Bright November was Amis's first published book.

    The publisher Reginald Ashley Caton (1897-1971) was an elusive one-man publisher who founded The Fortune Press, based at 12 Buckingham... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139744

  49. Prométhée.
    MOORE, Henry - GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.

    Paris : 1950-51

    First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée, along... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139173

  50. Drawings.
    FLINT, William Russell. Drawings.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first printing. No 16 of 125 copies signed by Russell Flint. The pencil drawing "Consuelo with Castanettes" (sic) initialled below the image lower right and titled lower right by Russell Flint. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139720

  51. The Goshawk.
    WHITE, T. H. The Goshawk.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "for Elizabeth Alethea Harcourt" on the title page. The recipient is almost certainly the English artist Elizabeth Aletha Harcourt, the daughter of the painter George Harcourt (1868-1947). White wrote this account of his attempt to train a goshawk using traditional falconry techniques in 1936,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139514

  52. The Twelve Figures of the World.
    [BORGES, Jorge, & Adolfo Bioy-Casares.] BUSTON [sic] DOMECQ, H., pseud. The Twelve Figures of the World.

    [Austin : Autumn 1960

    First edition in English, rare offprint issue, of one of Borges's earliest appearances in English, signed by Borges in his blind hand on the front wrapper, and signed by the translator Donald Yates on the first page. This offprint marks a rare and significant stepping stone in the Borges canon, with no copies traced institutionally or in auction records.

    Yates... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139334

  53. A Proper Circus Omie.
    KNIGHT, Laura. A Proper Circus Omie.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist opposite the half-title, "Laura Knight, To Ms Leslie Hall, with every good wish." Laura Knight lived and travelled with Carmo's Road Show for four or five seasons, documenting with her pencil their life on the road. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139673

  54. Podkayne of Mars.
    HEINLEIN, Robert. Podkayne of Mars.

    New York : 1963

    First edition in book form, first printing, following serialization in Worlds of If (November 1962 to March 1963). Detailing a Martian teenager visit to Earth, this was Heinlein's final novel with a juvenile audience. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 138973

  55. Culture Hero. A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World. Jill Johnston Exposed: Special Issue.
    JOHNSON, Ray; Jasper Johns; Andy Warhol - LEVINE, Les. Culture Hero. A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World. Jill Johnston Exposed: Special Issue.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing, signed by Ray Johnson, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol on the front cover, signed by Levine on the first and last pages, the page devoted to Andy Warhol signed by Warhol, and the page devoted to Ray Johnson signed by Johnson. The artists who have signed this publication were in attendance at the launch party. Jill Johnson... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 139809

  56. The Complete Portraiture of William & Catherine Blake.
    BLAKE, William - KEYNES, Geoffrey. The Complete Portraiture of William & Catherine Blake.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first printing. No. II of 36 copies signed by Keynes. Limited to an edition of 562 copies of which numbers I-XXXVI are bound in full morocco and 1-500 in quarter morocco. 26 copies reserved for the publisher. Keynes (1887-1982) was an academic, biographer, and the younger brother of John Maynard Keynes. He was a world authority on Blake,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139723

  57. Let Our Children Grow Tall.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Let Our Children Grow Tall.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to the book's designer Reginald Cline, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Reginald Cline, with every good wish. Margaret Thatcher". Cline is credited as the book's designer on the copyright page. Let Our Children Grow Tall was Thatcher's first book, gathering her more notable speeches... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139705

  58. Gaudete.
    HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, and Michael in good time, with love, from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 119994

  59. Andy Warhol's Exposures. Together with the original prospectus.
    WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Exposures. Together with the original prospectus.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Warhol on the front panel of the dust jacket in marker pen and inscribed on the half title 'to Carolyn, Andy Warhol' with a large '' sign. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139438

  60. A Season in Hell.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photo.); RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.

    [New York] : 1986

    First edition of this translation by Paul Schmidt, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by both Schmidt and Mapplethorpe; with the original 4-page long "Limited Editions Club Letter" loosely inserted.

    First published in 1873, this prose poem was finished in a frenzy after the break-up of Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine who shot him with... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139013

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