Highlights of our recent acquisitions include the 1906 signed limited edition of J. M. Barrie and Arthur Rackham's Peter Pan, the 1911 first edition of The Secret Garden illustrated by Charles Robinson (this copy with the exceedingly rare dustwrapper) and a beautifully bound set of the Edmund Dulac illustrated Bronte novels. We also offer an early signed Barbara Pym, the illustrated signed limited edition of Sassoon's Memoirs Of A Fox-Hunting Man and Beatrix Potter's The Tale Of Pigling Bland.
As always further details of any item listed can be found on our website or by request.
With best wishes,
James, Georgina and Monica.

 

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Author / Artist: Adams, Douglas
Publisher: London: William Heinemann. 1986

First collected edition. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and the text block tanned as usual. Complete with the lightly rubbed and spine faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

All four novels of the author's “trilogy” are published in this single volume for the first time.

Price: £48.00 Stock code: 11610
 


 
Author / Artist: Amis, Martin
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1989

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the spine tips a little bumped, the binding square and tight. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 11633


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original red cloth with printed paper label to the spine. No dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square with some light fading of the spine and chipping with loss to the printed label. The contents are clean throughout with just a little light spotting to the text block edge.

Signed by John Betjeman in blue ink on the front free endpaper. The book was signed by Betjeman for the then Head of Governors when he lectured at Bristol Grammar School in the early 60's.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 11613
 


 

Complete in six volumes (Tenant of Wildfell Hall bound with Agnes Grey, as issued). With 60 colour illustrations by Edmund Dulac. A beautiful set in contemporary full tree calf bindings. Each volume with five raised bands and elaborate gilt decorated compartments to the spine. The titles in gilt on red and green leather labels. Gilt borders to upper and lower boards. Gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. The binding extremities with very light rubbing and fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A fine set.

Price: £1450.00 Stock code: 11615


First edition in book form, first printing. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to the upper board and spine, in the original dustwrapper. An attractive very good or better copy, the binding clean and the gilt very bright. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a 1911 previous owner's ink inscription to the blank reverse of the front free endpaper and a little spotting to the page edges. All 8 full page colour plates with tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the original first issue pictorial dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked with some darkening and small marks to the edges. There are several small chips to the spine tips and to the top edge of the upper and lower panels not affecting the lettering or illustration.

A classic of children's literature. Copies in the original dustwrapper are rare. We are aware of only one other copy, formally in the exceptional Pat McInally Collection, the dustwrapper defective (lacking 1/3 of the upper panel and spine).

Price: £5750.00 Stock code: 11605
 


 
Author / Artist: Conan Doyle, Arthur
Publisher: London: John Murray. 1917

Early edition. Publisher's original light blue cloth with dark blue lettering and illustration, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean with light rubbing at the extremities. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Text block tanned due to the quality of the paper used in production. Complete with scarce pictorial dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked at the corners and with a couple of short closed tears.

An attractive early printing in the scarce dustwrapper.

Price: £55.00 Stock code: 11617


First edition, first printing. Original pictorial glazed boards. Issued without a dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy with only very slight darkening to the extremities and surface creasing of the publisher's laminate. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. A lovely copy. Scarce.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 11638
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original pictorial laminated boards. No dustwrapper called for. A fine copy, the binding clean and bright. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and no inscriptions or stamps. A lovely copy.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 11607


First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographically illustrated. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight. The contents with a neat previous owner's signature to the front free endpaper and a publisher's compliments slip loosely laid in. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked photographic dustwrapper which is a little faded to the red lettering on the spine. Not price-clipped. An attractive example.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 11620
 


 

First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with some dustiness and spotting of the text block edge and a small bookseller's paper label to the front pastedown. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 11628


First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the front pastedown and some dustiness of the text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and spine faded pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 11625
 


 

First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with some dustiness and spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has several short closed tears. Not price-clipped.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 11627


Publisher's original burgundy cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with some dustiness and spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the near very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has several short closed tears at the spine folds. Not price-clipped.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 11630
 


 

First edition. Publisher's original green cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a previous owner's name to the front pastedown and some dustiness of the text block edge. Complete with the good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a large closed tear to the rear panel. Not price-clipped.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 11629


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original dark blue cloth boards with silver titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding a little bumped at the extremities, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper and some foxing to the prelims and text block edges. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short tears and very minor loss at the spine tips. Not price clipped.

Price: £38.00 Stock code: 11603
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth boards with dark blue titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding a little bumped at the spine tips, the contents with a previous owner's inscription and a few light foxing spots to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short tears and very minor loss at the spine tips. Not price clipped.

Price: £48.00 Stock code: 11602


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original burgundy coloured cloth boards with black titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a small previous owner's inscription at the head of the half title otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price clipped.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 11596
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth boards with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a little foxing to the prelims Complete with the good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a medium sized chip (2cm x 4cm) to the top edge of the rear panel but is otherwise quite attractive. Not price clipped.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 11598


First edition. Publisher's original yellow cloth with green titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with some dustiness of the text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has several tiny chips at the edges. Not price-clipped.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 11631
 


 

First edition. Publisher's original blue cloth with red titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper and some dustiness and spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has several short closed tears. Not price-clipped.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 11632


Fourth impression of the 1948 first edition. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with some dustiness and spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has several short closed tears. Not price-clipped.

Price: £14.00 Stock code: 11626
 


 
Author / Artist: Johns, W. E.
Publisher: London: Latimer House. [1950]

First edition. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and without fading, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Text block edges a little dusty. Complete with the rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has tiny chips at the spine tips. Not price-clipped.

A collection of 10 criminous short stories.

Price: £120.00 Stock code: 11624


First edition thus. Limited edition. Publisher's original beige buckram with dark brown lettering and illustration to the upper board and spine. A very good copy, the binding darkened at the extremities and lightly rubbed. The contents are complete, clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Limited edition of 1000 hand numbered copies, of which this is number 187.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 11619
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Frontispiece by William Thomson. A lovely fine copy, without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps in the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page “Inscribed / for Sheila / whose gift this / is from Monica / + best wishes / Laurie Lee / 75”

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11618


First UK edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good or better lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which is a little darkened to the spine.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 11612
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's brown pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, clean copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. In the near fine very lightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11637


Author / Artist: Pym, Barbara
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1953

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with light blue titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean with tiny bumps at the extremities and a slight lean, the contents with a previous owner's name to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and marked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. An attractive copy, scarce in signed state.

Signed twice and inscribed by the author. Underneath the previous owner's name on the front endpaper the author has inscribed in black ink “With all good wishes / Barbara Pym / RNA 8th March 1978”. On the title page the author has signed in black ink underneath her printed name.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 11616
 


 

First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original vellum with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. With 50 tipped in colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A super near fine copy, the vellum ever so lightly toned to the extremities, the spine remains rounded and the gilt bright. Silk ties lacking (tiny piece laid in). The contents are entirely complete with all 50 colour plates and their tissue guards in fine condition. There is a little spotting to the text page edges and small neat ownership inscription at the top of the front endpaper. A lovely example.

One of 500 copies, this copy numbered 131 and signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. The artist's highlight and one of the most beautifully illustrated books of the Golden Age.

Price: £5000.00 Stock code: 11622


First edition. Publisher's original blue cloth with illustration and titles in gilt and green to the upper board and spine. Colour frontispiece and illustrated title page. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, the gilt remains bright. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by H. R. Millar (43 illustrations), A. Garth Jones (8 illustrations), Reginald Savage (7 illustrations including the two colour pages), Herbert Cole (5 illustrations) and Arthur Rackham (4 illustrations). A beautifully illustrated collection of stories.

Stories include: The Giant Knarratschki And The Princess Tingaling; The Lantern In The Castle Yard; The Sun Princess; The Story Of The Caliph Stork; The Seven-Banded and Seven-Locked Steel Box; The Story Of Little Muck; What Became Of Cinderella's Slipper; The Field Of Terror; Princess Fortunia; A Penniless Prince; The Ship That Worked Without Wind Or Sail; The Princess Who Understood Magic; The King Of The Swans; The Claws Of The Peccalouchi; Bulfstroll The Dwarf's Revenge.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 11614
 


 
Author / Artist: Rushdie, Salman
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz. 1975

First edition, first printing. Original purple cloth with gilt titles, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which has a lightly faded spine. Not price-clipped.

The author’s first novel.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 11636


First edition thus. Signed Limited edition. Publisher's original vellum with titles and illustration in orange and black to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the vellum very clean and bright, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which has several large closed tears but little in the way of loss. An excellent example.

One of 300 copies of the signed limited illustrated edition. This one un-numbered and signed in green by Siegfried Sassoon and in pencil by William Nicholson on the limitation page, as called for. The first volume in the author's celebrated World War One trilogy.

Price: £1300.00 Stock code: 11623
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original grey cloth with red lettering to the upper panel and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with scraper board illustrations throughout. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with some rippling to the endpapers, a small previous owner's name and some spotting to the page edges. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few small chips at the spine tips and a couple of short closed tears. Not price-clipped.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 11621


First edition, first printing. Illustrated by E. S. Hodgson. Publisher's original blue cloth with illustration and titles in black and cream to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and clean, the contents with an award presentation inscription to the front free endpaper and some spotting of the text block edges. All six illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the attractive very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a few tiny chips at the spine tips.

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 11611
 

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