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As has become an Annual tradition, during the first two weeks of January Peter Harrington offers a sale of selected items from our shelves, to make way for new acquisitions.

The items below are genuinely discounted with many now priced at cost or below. We believe this represents an opportunity for our customers to buy some excellent books at bargain prices. 
 
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  1. The Dessert Book.
    (COOKERY.) A Boston Lady. The Dessert Book.

    Boston : 1872

    First edition. This cookery book, designed for a mass audience using products readily available, notably features a section on chocolate and its uses as a beverage. This work provides a useful insight into the practice of sellers adulterating chocolate "with a variety of starch grain items" to meet ever-increasing demand. The author cautions readers... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 118484

  2. The Court of the Tuileries from the Restoration to the Flight of Louis Philippe.
    (COSWAY STYLE BINDING.) JACKSON, Catherine Charlotte, Lady. The Court of the Tuileries from the Restoration to the Flight of Louis Philippe.

    London : 1883

    First edition. The popular historian Lady Jackson was widely read in standard authorities (and even unpublished papers), and her narrative style - bumptious and with "a great deal of go" (Saturday Review, 25 Jan 1879, 117) - made her histories readable works of light literature. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 15931

  3. The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres.
    (COSWAY-STYLE BINDING.) JACKSON, Catherine Charlotte, Lady. The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres.

    1880

    First edition. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 19480

  4. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    (CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.) CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 95094

  5. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    (CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.) CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 95088

  6. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    (CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.) CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.

    London : 1931

    First edition in wrappers, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 95087

  7. Siegfried Spy.
    (CRIME FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Siegfried Spy.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression of this spy thriller. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 93682

  8. Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:

    1855

    First edition. Extremely uncommon memorial volume - just 4 copies on OCLC, none in the US, all but the BL copy apparently second editions - this much enhanced by the addition of the extremely attractive card, which, mounted against the blue of the endpapers, gives the impression of a Wedgwood plaque. This copy with the ownership inscription of the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 60766

  9. A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;
    (CROYDON, Edward, publ.) A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;

    Teignmouth : 1817

    First edition, a superior copy in red morocco, with the bookplate of John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury. Fisher was "a highly cultured prelate, a generous patron of both authors and artists, and a capable sketcher; he was chaplain to the Royal Academy in 1807 and helped to set up the British Institution the previous year. For the last twenty-five years... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 100333

  10. Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,
    (CRUIKSHANK, George.) [COMBE, William.] Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,

    1815

    First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 41913

  11. Two photographs of a gentleman posed on a bicycle.
    (CYCLING.) Two photographs of a gentleman posed on a bicycle.

    Circo Agenale, Rome : 1890

    Two portrait photographs featuring a man in contemporary dress posed with an early bicycle taken at the studio of Gaspare Giovannola. It was not until the early 1860s that two-wheeled, pedal-powered bicycles were ridden for the first time. Despite the discomfort they caused (lending them the nickname "bone-shakers"), they became immensely popular. "The... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 108154

  12. Dada Germanico.
    (DADA.) SCHWARZ, Arturo (ed.) Dada Germanico.

    Milan : 1970

    Limited edition, one of 500 copies, a portfolio from the unnumbered series Documenti e periodici Dada (five portfolios in total, including Dada Svizzero, Dada Americano, Dada Francese, and Dada Italiano). This portfolio of seven facsimile pamphlets, predominately in German and originally published in Berlin,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 116922

  13. Catalogue Raisonné of Prints II. Lithographs and Wood Engravings 1956-1980.
    (DALÍ, Salvador.) MICHLER, Ralf and LOSPSINGER, Lutz W. Catalogue Raisonné of Prints II. Lithographs and Wood Engravings 1956-1980.

    Munich : 1995

    First edition, first printing. A stunning book, following Michler and Löpsinger's Catalogue Raisonné of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints: 1924-1980, published the preceding year. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 95665

  14. James Dean. A Biography.
    (DEAN, James.) BAST, William. James Dean. A Biography.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 82039

  15. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.
    (DEIGHTON, Len.) DEIGHTON, Cyril, & Fred F. Blau. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.

    Maryland : 1980

    First edition, first printing. Only 1000 copies published. Inscribed by Fred F. Blau on the front free endpaper, "To Larry Lawless, with best wishes, Fred F. Blau." A collaboration between Len Deighton (writing under the pseudonym Cyril) and Blau. The orient flight of the Graf zeppelin marked the reintroduction of the air-borne post office. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 75747

  16. The Murder at Charters.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) FETHALAND, John. The Murder at Charters.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 93603

  17. Corpse on the Mat.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Corpse on the Mat.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. An early Kennedy detective novel, and published later the same year in the US under the title The Man Who Rang the Bell. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 93641

  18. Corpse Guards Parade.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Corpse Guards Parade.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. One of Kennedy's earlier books - a light-hearted detective story. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93640

  19. Death in a Deckchair.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Death in a Deckchair.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 93639

  20. Bull's Eye.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Bull's Eye.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Kennedy's first book to feature the private detective Sir George Bull. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 93634

  21. Murder Yet To Come.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) MYERS, Isabel Briggs. Murder Yet To Come.

    London : 1930

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year, winning the Stokes-McClure Detective Story Competition (1929). Briggs Myers wrote only two detective stories, of which this is the first. She is best known today as the co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator model, based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 94592

  22. The Queen's Doctor.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEUMANN, Robert. The Queen's Doctor.

    London : 1936

    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 108745

  23. Second Front-First Spy.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Second Front-First Spy.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 108639

  24. Maginot Line Murder.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Maginot Line Murder.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression of this murder mystery. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 94589

  25. Death to the Spy.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Death to the Spy.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 94587

  26. Death Under Gibraltar.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Death Under Gibraltar.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 93681

  27. Death of A Bridge Expert.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NICOLET, Charles Cathcart. Death of A Bridge Expert.

    London : 1933

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 94585

  28. Death Comes to Cambers.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Death Comes to Cambers.

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93705

  29. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 93701

  30. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93700

  31. The Dusky Hour.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. The Dusky Hour.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, published in the US in 1941 under the title Death in the Chalk Pits. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 93699

  32. The Dusky Hour.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. The Dusky Hour.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, published in the US in 1941 under the title Death in the Chalk Pits. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 93696

  33. Ellery Queen Omnibus.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) QUEEN, Ellery [pseud. of Frederic Dannay & Manfred Bennington Lee]. Ellery Queen Omnibus.

    London : 1934

    First UK edition, first impression of this collection of detective stories. First published in the US in 1930. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 93717

  34. Sandbar Sinister.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood. Sandbar Sinister.

    London : 1936

    First UK edition, first impression of the fifth Asey Mayo mystery. It was first published in the US in 1934. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 93830

  35. The Disturbing Affair of Noel Blake.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) [SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil. The Disturbing Affair of Noel Blake.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 93539

  36. The Arabian Nights.
    (DETMOLD, E. J.) The Arabian Nights.

    London : [1924]

    Signed limited edition, number 99 of 100 copies only signed by the artist. "On the strength of The Arabian Nights, Detmold could have become one of the greatest illustrators of fantasy and fairy stories" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, pp. 98). Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 30661

  37. In Dickens's London.
    (DICKENS, Charles.) SMITH, F. Hopkinson. In Dickens's London.

    New York : 1914

    First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn". Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 75760

  38. Ding! Ding! A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson.
    (DICKENSON, Vic.) SELCHOW, Manfred. Ding! Ding! A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson.

    Westoverledingen : 1998

    First edition of this uncommon, self-published tome, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Doug with best wishes Manfred Selchow, Dec. 4, 1998." The second of Selchow's acclaimed "bio-discographical" works, following his study of Edmond Hall. Described by the great Stanley Dance in Jazz Times as "a loving tribute to one of the Swing Era's... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 80071

  39. A Dictionary of the English Language …
    (DICTIONARIES.) A Dictionary of the English Language …

    London : 1794-95

    A most attractive trio of 18th-century desk dictionaries and geographical-historical reference works, housed together in a book-form case. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 104275

  40. Geographical Dictionary, Geographical Grammar, Biographical Dictionary, French & English Dictionary, English Dictionary.
    (DICTIONARIES: Pocket Editions.) Geographical Dictionary, Geographical Grammar, Biographical Dictionary, French & English Dictionary, English Dictionary.

    London : 1802-4

    A fine collection of pocket dictionaries in a beautiful early 18th century red morocco. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 28964

  41. Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio Based on the famous story by Collodi.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio Based on the famous story by Collodi.

    New York : 1939

    One of 100 copies only of the original American edition, this copy a presentation to William ("Tex") Henson on the occasion of his 20th birthday in 1944, shortly after he joined Disney as an assistant animator. The front pastedown has the gift inscription "Best wishes to Bill Henson from William S. Henson June 1944 20 Birthday", the words in square... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 44640

  42. Peter Pan Magic Paint Book.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan Magic Paint Book.

    London : 1952

    A scarce film tie-in paint book. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 104135

  43. The Ugly Duckling.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) BROWN, Margaret Wise. The Ugly Duckling.

    Boston : 1939

    First edition, first printing. A fantastic group of original Disney Studio celluloids. Due to accurate representations being distorted with some license holders, Disney decided that in-house illustrators were their best option in accurate representations of their characters, which resulted in stories such as this one having its illustrations as celluloid... Learn More
    £5,550.00

    Stock Code: 98003

  44. Walt Disney's Surprise Package.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) PALMER, H. Marion. Walt Disney's Surprise Package.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper in crayon to "Mimi Bonesteel, Happy Easter, Walt Disney." Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 89991

  45. The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.
    (DOLMEN PRESS.) The Dolmen Chapbook: A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.

    Dublin

    Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 79449

  46. Some Operations of the 145th and 144th Infantry Brigades in France and Italy, 1916-1918.
    (DONE, Herbert Richard.) Some Operations of the 145th and 144th Infantry Brigades in France and Italy, 1916-1918.

    N.p. : 1919

    First and only edition of this uncommon war record extracted from the war diaries by Brig.-Gen. Done, successively commander of the 144th and 145th, just 4 locations on OCLC - BL, NYPL, Leeds University and Australian Defence Force Academy. Somme, Third Ypres, Asiago Plateau. This copy with the pencilled ownership inscription, recording its presentation... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 92313

  47. Lachrimae lachrimarum.
    (DONNE, John.) SYLVESTER, Josuah. Lachrimae lachrimarum.

    [London : 1612 & 1613]

    First appearance of a rare lifetime publication of a poem by John Donne, in the third edition of these funerary verses for Prince Henry, bound together with the second edition. The sombre theme is echoed in the mise-en-page, the text predominately set in deep black woodcut borders with funerary ornaments either side. The promising life of Henry Frederick,... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 118729

  48. Grand Man. Memories of Norman Douglas.
    (DOUGLAS, Norman.) CUNARD, Nancy. Grand Man. Memories of Norman Douglas.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 81395

  49. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

    London : 1908

    First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 66581

  50. 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

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

    New York & London : [1911]

    First US trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 106367

  52. The Daughters of the Stars.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) CRARY, Mary. The Daughters of the Stars.

    London : 1939

    Signed limited edition, number 424 of 500 copies signed by both author and illustrator. "Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only two Dulac illustrations... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 102148

  53. Tanglewood Tales
    (DULAC, Edmund.) HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales

    London : [1918]

    First trade edition, first printing. A lovely bound copy. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 101814

  54. Princess Badoura.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. Princess Badoura.

    London : [1913]

    First Dulac edition. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 102172

  55. Petrus Borel the Lycanthrope. His Life and Times.
    (DURRELL, Lawrence.) STARKIE, Enid. Petrus Borel the Lycanthrope. His Life and Times.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. From the library of author Lawrence Durrell, with his elaborate red and white bookplate to the front pastedown. Durrell's personal copies are very scarce, particularly those with this particular bookplate. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 60255

  56. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.
    (DUVOISIN, Roger.) FATIO, Louise. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author and illustrator on the half-title, "To Max, affectionately and with thanks for his help and in making the text beautiful, Louise Fatio (Loulou) and Roger." Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 98006

  57. Picnic with Piggins.
    (DYER, Jane.) YOLEN, Jane. Picnic with Piggins.

    San Diego : 1988

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Barbara. Pig out, kid! Love ya! Jane. Jane Yolen, 1988." The second title in Yolen and Dyer's series about Piggins, the porcine puzzle-solver. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 96989

  58. George Eastman.
    (EASTMAN, George.) ACKERMAN, Carl W. George Eastman.

    Boston : 1930

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eastman on the front free endpaper in pencil: "To Francis indecipherable Jr. from George Eastman, March 1930." Eastman (1854-1932) was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film. A short essay on Eastman by Lord Riddell... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 98093

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