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(ARMSTRONG, Louis.) GOFFIN, Robert. Horn of Plenty. The Story of Louis Armstrong.
New York : 1947First edition in English, published in French as Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz, in Paris in the same year. This copy signed by Armstrong beneath the portrait. Goffin was a Belgian lawyer, poet and author, a Stormy Petrel of the Nazi invasion, and who fled to the USA in 1939. In 1932 he had published Aux Frontières du Jazz., one of the earliest serious... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 77102
(ARMSTRONG, Louis.) RAMSEY, Frederic, & Charles Edward Smith. Jazzmen.
New York : 1939First edition, this copy inscribed on the half-title, in characteristic green ink, by Louis Armstrong, "Best wishes to Louise from Louis Armstrong", and with a gift inscription to this recipient to the front free endpaper, dated in the year of publication. A classic jazz history, Jazzmen was one of the earliest books published in the US to treat jazz... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 80062
(BEATLES, The.) MARTIN, George & William Pearson. Summer of Love. The Making of Sgt. Pepper.
Guildford : 2006First edition, signed limited issue. One of 350 deluxe copies signed by George Martin, with an additional photographic print of the Beatles with Martin in the studio signed by Frank Herrman presented in a portfolio and a T-shirt with Peter Blake's portrait of Martin on the front. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 74295
(BECKETT, Samuel, & Robert Pinget.) Théâtre de l'Odéon. Signed theatre programme.
Paris : First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Beckett and Pinget on the same page, next to their photographic portraits: "Merci, cordialement, Samuel Beckett"; "Pour Madame indecipherable, avec mes hommages, Robert Pinget". As part of its 1965-6 season he Odéon Theatre (or, Théâtre de France, now Théâtre de l'Europe) put on medley of theatre of... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 103829
(BECKETT, Samuel.) BISHOP, Tom, & Raymond Federman (eds.) L'Herne: Samuel Beckett.
Paris : 1976First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Beckett by Tom Bishop, one of the two editors, on the front free endpaper, "For Sam, with more thanks than I could ever tell you with all my friendship and admiration. Tom. Paris Nov 3. 1976". Issued as part of the Cahiers de L'Herne (a series of critical monographs in French), this... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 94019
(BECKETT, Samuel.) HAYMAN, David. Ulysses: The Mechanics of Meaning.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1970First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Sam Beckett, from whose first letter to me I quote: 'in Joyce the form of judgement more and more devoured its gist and the saying of all the saying of anything, in a way more consistent with Bruno's identification of contraries than with the intellectualism of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 75895
(BECKETT, Samuel.) HAYMAN, David. Tristan and Isolde in Finnegans Wake:
[University Park, PA] : 1964Offprint from the journal of Comparative Literature Studies. Inscribed by the author above the title, "For Sam Beckett with warm regards, David". Hayman is a literary critic and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who participated in the publication of Joyce's complete manuscripts, and has also written a number of essays on Beckett's works.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 75881
(BERG, Alban.) ADORNO, Theodor W. Berg. Der Meister des Kleinsten Übergangs.
Wien : 1968First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the poet Stephen Spender, "Für Stephen Spender, aller herz lichst von seinem Th. W. Adorno" and re-signed "Th. W. Adorno Frankfurt, 30. V. 69." Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 75441
(BERIGAN, Bunny.) DUPUIS, Robert. Bunny Berigan. Elusive Legend of Jazz.
1993First edition. First authoritative biography. This copy signed by Dupuis on the half-title. Review copy with the publisher's advance information sheet loosely inserted. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 65122
(BIDERMANAS, Izis.) CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
Paris : 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
(BLOOM, Lloyd.) ALEXANDER, Sue. Nadia the Willful.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to Barbara Karlin, the author and reviewer of children's books: "For Barbara Karlin, my heart book to my heart friend. With love, Sue Alexander, May 1983." With Karlin's bookplate to rear panel of dust jacket. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 96998
(BRADFORD.) WELCH, T., Major & C. Turley-Smith. Brigadier-General R.B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. and his Brothers.
1929First edition, one of just 50 copies printed on japon. No copy on COPAC, no copy in BL, not in IWM, a single copy (Calgary) on OCLC. The four Bradford brothers were the sons of a Durham colliery owner. Three were killed in the war; two won the VC, the only brothers to do so; and the third won the MC. The survivor Thomas Bradford was awarded the DSO... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 67912
(BRIDGES, Robert, trans.) APULEIUS, Lucius. Eros and Psyche.
London : 1894Second edition of the author's famous retelling of the Greek myth, inscribed by the him on the front flyleaf: "Robert Bridges / Chilswell / Nov. 1916". In 1907 Bridges used the money left to him by his father-in-law, architect Alfred Waterhouse, to build a house in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Chiswell, where he would live until his death in 1930 after... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 102906
(CHANDLER, Raymond.) SANDERS, Jacquin. Freakshow.
Boston : 1954First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "to Raymond Chandler Jacquin Sanders" and with Chandler's La Jolla ownership stamp beneath which he as written "From Little Brown & Co - God Knows why!" In a letter to the budding writer James Fox in May 1954 Chandler writes, "Your publishers... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 73154
(CHARLES, Ray.) ADAMS, Joe. Yes Indeed!
Guildford : 2009First edition, deluxe issue. Number 144 of 500 copies signed by Joe Adams, with an original Ray Charles business card, three photographic prints of Charles with Adams embossed stamp, housed in a printed envelope, all in a separate drawer in the slipcase. Together with the original prospectus. From the total edition of 2,500 copies. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 51095
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
(COHN, Al.) THOMSON, Barry. Original photograph of Al Cohn in performance.
1985Tenor sax player Cohn captured in performance by leading Canadian jazz photographer Barry Thomson. Signed recto and inscribed verso; "To Stan Getz. Here's another pal of yours - Al Cohn, another of the originals! From Barry Thomson." Getz and Cohn played together in the Herman Second Herd. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 50909
(CONRAD, Joseph.) KASTOS, Robert. Original portrait, ink on paper. Signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a line from Victory.
[Paris : early 1920s]An original pen-and-ink portrait of Conrad, signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a quotation from Victory: "'... and incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble' from 'Victory'" (p. 30). Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 60138
(DEAN, James.) BAST, William. James Dean. A Biography.
New York : 1956First 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
(DEIGHTON, Len.) DEIGHTON, Cyril, & Fred F. Blau. The Orient Flight L. Z. 127-Graf Zeppelin.
Maryland : 1980First 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
(DETMOLD, Edward.) The Arabian Nights.
London : 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
(DICKENS, Charles.) SMITH, F. Hopkinson. In Dickens's London.
New York : 1914First 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
(DICKENSON, Vic.) SELCHOW, Manfred. Ding! Ding! A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson.
Westoverledingen : 1998First 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
(DISNEY, Walt.) Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio Based on the famous story by Collodi.
New York : 1939One 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
(DUVOISIN, Roger.) FATIO, Louise. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.
New York : 1974First 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
(DYER, Jane.) YOLEN, Jane. Picnic with Piggins.
San Diego : 1988First 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
(ELIOT, T. S.) CATTAUI, Georges. La Terre visitée.
Paris : 1945First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot, inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with Eliot during this process. In... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116647
(ELLINGTON, Duke, Nat King Cole, and Sarah Vaughan.) The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme.
New York : 1951Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled with a huge weekly overhead of 25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada, ended on 28 November with two... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 81997
(EMERSON, P. H., & George Bankhart.) WALTON, Izaak; Charles Cotton; R. B. Marston, ed. The Lea and Dove Edition, being the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler.
1888A salesman's dummy, or blad, for the lavish royal quarto signed limited edition of the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler. The edition is particularly notable for its photogravures by the renowned photographer of the Broads, Peter Henry Emerson, five of which are bound in here. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 43797
(FITZGERALD, F. Scott.) GURGANUS, Allan. Sacrificial Couples and the Splendor of our Failures: Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald.
Asheville : 1999Signed limited edition. One of 26 lettered copies bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery, of which this is Letter F, from a total edition of 276 copies signed by the author. "When I was young, the Fitzgeralds seemed even younger. Did any couple ever start wilder or - by forty - end sadder?" Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 93486
(FLEMING, Ian.) CONNOLLY, Cyril. "Bond Strikes Camp. An Extravaganza."
London : 1963First edition of this Bond pastiche, superbly inscribed by Fleming to his close friend Richard Hughes on the front cover, "Dikko - Ouch! Ian", and with a mark in his hand next to the title of the Bond story. Richard Hughes was a good friend of Fleming's and the dedicatee of You Only Live Twice (published in 1964). In 1959, Ian Fleming was given a licence... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 124681
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
(FRAZER, James George) BESTERMAN, Theodore (ed.) A Bibliography of Sir James George Frazer.
1934First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Frazer, anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough, on the half-title "A notre ami Francois Ceccaldi, en affectueuse reconnaissance de J. G. & L. Frazer". Also included is a plate from a different book illustrating the entrace to Trinity College, Cambridge (where Frazer was a fellow) taped to the front... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 59659
(FRINK, Elisabeth.) WISEMAN, Caroline. Elisabeth Frink Original Prints Catalogue Raisonné.
London : 1998First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Allen, best wishes, Caroline." The first full-length study of Frink's printmaking. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 105299
(FRY, Roger.) NICHOLS, John Bowyer Buchanan (ed.) Words and Days a table-book of prose and verse compiled by Bowyer Nichols with an introduction by George Saintsbury.
London : First and only edition, presentation copy to Roger Fry, with the recipient's inscription on the front free endpaper, "R. E. Fry from the compiler. Dec. 2. 1903." Fry has also used the book, which has readings for each day of the year, as a birthday calendar for members of his family and other, noting their names or initials in pencil at the head of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 46087
(FULLER, Buckminster.) LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Structural Anthropology.
London : 1968First UK edition, first impression. This copy from the library of Buckminster Fuller, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Originally published in France in 1958. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 63480
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Queer Dharma.
San Francisco : 1998-2000First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, of this unprecedented anthology of gay Buddhist writing. This copy derives from the personal collection of editor and publisher Winston Leyland, with his inscription "Winston Leyland July 2017" to both title pages. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123281
(GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison.) Dedication copy of From the Jerusalem Diary [and] two copies of From the Palestine Diary; [together with] a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
(GILL, Eric.) JOHNSTON, Edward. Manuscript & Inscription Letters
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a press mark featuring the letter... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 43224
(GOLF.) LEACH, Henry. Letters of a Modern Golfer to his Grandfather.
London : 1910First edition, first impression. With the editor's contemporary presentation inscription to the front free endpaper. "To W. J. Evans from the author". Very uncommon inscribed. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 31685
(GRANT, U. S.) LECOMTE, Ferdinand. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
Paris : 1872-4First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 68206
(GRAPHIC ART). Arts et Métiers Graphiques Numéro 48.
Paris : 1935First edition, first impression. This French graphic art magazine was published monthly from 1937 to 1939 and contained articles of varying areas of the graphic arts, such as typography, illustration, bibliophily, etc. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129220
(GRAVES, Robert.) STEIN, Gertrude. An Acquaintance with Description.
London : 1929First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by poet Robert Graves to his sister on the front free endpaper, "Louise with love from Robert (printer & publisher)". Graves founded The Seizen Press with his literary partner Laura Riding in 1927. This is the second work published by the press, the first being Riding's Love is Love, Death is Death... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 93584
(HADLEY, Leila.) GORDIMER, Nadine. The Soft Voice of the Serpent,
New York : 1952First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Leila Hadley, "Dearest Leila, Nadine." Hadley (1925-2009) was an American travel writer and socialite, with whom Gordimer corresponded regularly and intimately. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 103451
(HAYS, Peter.) JEFFRIES, Ian. Dignity and Purity.
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper using his pseudonym, "Best wishes from Peter Hays to Ves & Allen". Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 84303
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey. Watcher in the Shadows.
Boston : 1960First edition, first printing. Ernest Hemingway's copy of Watcher in the Shadows, inscribed by him on the head of the front panel of the dust jacket, "bjo - Bath Robe Missing, EH. Wed & cable Mary - Buy Medicines - collect Pollo". Additionally inscribed on the front flap, "To Ronda, gas 346 pesetas." In the summer of 1960 Hemingway travelled alone to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118528
(HOURS PRESS.) HOWARD, Brian. God Save the King.
Paris : First and limited edition, number 29 of 150 copies signed by the author. This is the only substantial poetry collection of Brian Howard (1905-1958), one of the Eton Arts Society group with Harold Acton, Oliver Messel, Anthony Powell, and Henry Yorke; at Oxford he knew Evelyn Waugh and Waugh, writing later that Howard "dazzled me rather 25 years ago",... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 106933
(JAZZ.) CLAXTON, William, & Joachim E. Berendt. Jazz Life.
Offenburg : 1961First edition, first printing, only reissued in English in a revised edition in 2005. Presentation copy from photographer William Claxton to the actor and acknowledged jazz fan Robert Mitchum, inscribed on the half-title: "For Bob Mitchum, a Swinger! William Claxton Feb. 1962" and with the library stamps stating "From the Estate of Robert Mitchum, Santa... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 106683
(JENKINS, William Fitzgerald.) LEINSTER, Murray. Space Platform.
Chicago : 1953First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper using both his pen name, Murray Leinster, and his real name, Will Jenkins. Space Platform, the story of an attempted sabotage of a space station, was the first volume in the author's Joe Kenmore series for young adults. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 86931
(JONES, Harold.) SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. Songs from Shakespeare.
London : 1961First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper: "To Theo Zimmer, with every good wish, Harold Jones". Harold Jones (1904-1992) was a British illustrator and writer of children's books, perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes, which was awarded "Special Commendation"... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 121116
(JOYCE, James.) MCLUHAN, Marshall. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
New York : spring 1953Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the front wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995) earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, the subject of his doctoral thesis being James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. His teaching career was spent at the universities of Upsala,... Learn More£520.00
Stock Code: 60922