When Peter Saunders was putting together the new play by Agatha Christie he set his sights on a young actor and "his charming wife" to play the lead roles. Over lunch he convinced Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim to take the roles of Sergeant Trotter and Mollie Ralston in the play called The Mousetrap. Little did they know then that it would go on to become the longest continuously running play in history. On the occasion of the play's sixth anniversary Agatha Christie presented Richard Attenborough with a suitably inscribed copy of the play. We are delighted to offer that copy, along with Peter Saunders' book The Mousetrap Man inscribed to his two opening night stars.

We have a fabulous presentation copy of Moll Flanders, inscribed by Ian Fleming to his [future] wife Ann as well as a signed first edition of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, a Beatrix Potter signed Squirrel Nutkin and books signed by Roald Dahl, Octavia Paz and Shepard Fairey to name a few.

You will also find P.G. Wodehouse's debut The Pothunters, a nice set of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle books and a couple of cracking detective fiction items from Leslie Charteris and Patricia Wentworth.

We hope you enjoy this offering, as always further images can be found by clicking through to our website or on request. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

With best wishes,

James, Georgina and Monica

t: 01904 640111
 
 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Muhammad Ali and Howard Bingham. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents in fine condition throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased original dustwrapper. A lovely copy.

Inscribed in blue ink by Muhammad Ali on the front free endpaper “To Richard / from / Muhammad Ali / 8-11-94”. Also inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page “For Richard / Best wishes / Howard L. Bingham . Nov 2nd 1994 / Mt Ida”

Price: £400.00 Stock code: 11820
 


 
Author / Artist: Araki, Nobuyoshi
Publisher: Birmingham: Ikon Gallery. 2001

First edition. Publisher's photographic card covers. An excellent near fine copy, the binding with light rubbing and creasing at the corners. The contents in fine clean and bright condition.

Published to coincide with the 2001 exhibition at Ikon Gallery, the first UK solo museum exhibition of work by the Japanese artist.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 11818


First edition. One of 25 “lettered” copies. Publisher's quarter black leather and marbled boards, with gilt titles to the spine. Unprinted glassine dustwrapper, as issued. A fine, as new copy.

This copy lettered D. The limited edition comprised 100 specially bound copies, signed by the author, of which 75 were numbered and 25 lettered.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 11823
 


 

Early edition, the first in this large format. Publisher's original green cloth with black illustration and gilt titles to the upper board and spine. An attractive very good copy, the binding clean and bright with a little bumping to the corners. The contents are bright and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All 13 full page tinted plates by F. D. Bedford are present as called for and in fine condition. The green front free endpaper has been removed. A very attractive large format issue of the 1911 first edition.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 11793


Author / Artist: Block, Lawrence
Publisher: London; Allison and Busby. 1984

First UK edition, first printing. First worldwide hardcover edition. Signed by the author. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and tight copy, in the fine original dustwrapper.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page “Hi Liz! / Lawrence Block”.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 11830
 


 
Author / Artist: Buchan, John
Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1936

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt motif to the upper panel, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good or better clean dustwrapper which has a small chip and associated short tear at the base of the lower front spine fold. An attractive copy of this Richard Hannay novel.

Price: £215.00 Stock code: 11813


First edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with black titles to the front and spine, in fine dustwrapper. A near very good copy, the binding soiled and rubbed with a slight spine lean. The contents are entirely complete but spotted throughout and with a partially erased previous owner's signature to the front pastedown. With the supplied proof state dustwrapper which is in exceptional condition having been stored flat for the majority of its 85 year existence. The dustwrapper is identical in design to the regular first edition but without the publisher's price of 3/6 net to the upper panel, spine and flap corners and with slightly different type setting to the lettering at the top of both flaps (all titles listed remain the same). Rare in this state and truly exceptional condition.

The third book featuring Simon Templar alias “The Saint”.

Price: £2950.00 Stock code: 11811
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in supplied first issued dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth clean but faded in places to the spine and panel edges. The contents are clean, complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The correct first issue dustwrapper is very bright and attractive with a few closed tears and associated creasing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (8s. 6d. net to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink at the top of the front free endpaper. Provenance: From the library of journalist, author and historian Kate Taylor MBE.

Price: £1650.00 Stock code: 11763


First edition. Two volumes. Presentation copies from the author to Richard Attenborough. The Mousetrap is bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board. A lovely near fine clean and bright copy with only light rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout. Inscribed by Agatha Christie in blue ink on the front free endpaper “For Dear Dickie / On our Sixth Birthday / in grateful appreciation / of your “Sergeant Trotter” / from / Agatha [underlined]”. Together with Peter Saunders's autobiography The Mousetrap Man. Bound in the original black cloth with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding lightly rubbed and bumped at the spine tips in the rubbed and nicked photographic dustwrapper. Saunders has inscribed the book in blue ink on the front pastedown “To the two tinkers [Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim] / gratefully / Peter Saunders / 5.6.72”. The book discusses at length Saunders's attempt to get Attenborough and “his charming wife” Sheila Sim to star in the debut of The Mousetrap. The play opened on 25th November 1952 with Sheila Sim playing Mollie Ralston and Richard Attenborough as Detective Sergeant Trotter.

Exceptional presentation copies from the author and producer of the longest continuously running play in history to its opening night star whose career as an actor, director and producer is second to none.

Price: £8750.00 Stock code: 11802
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue paper covered boards with navy blue cloth spine titled in gilt. A very good copy, a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities, the contents clean throughout, one page with a corner crease.

Churchill contributes a four page foreword. (Woods B19).

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 11825


First edition, first printing. Original dark green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. No dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy. The binding with only light rubbing to the extremities, the contents complete, clean and without inscriptions or stamps but lightly spotted to the top edge of the text block.

Price: £80.00 Stock code: 11843
 


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

First edition, first printing. Original pink cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. Lacking the rare dustwrapper. A very good copy indeed, the cloth clean with light fading of the spine. The binding remains square and sharp. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. (Green and Gibson A40a.)

Price: £300.00 Stock code: 11844


First edition, first printing. Original black cloth over red paper boards, titles in silver to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb near fine copy, seemingly unread, the binding square and tight, the contents with a small ink stamp of the Mystery Writers Of America to the front free endpaper and evidence of a bookplate having been removed from the front pastedown. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is faded to the spine. Not price-clipped.

The author's first book, introducing Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 11833
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, lacking the dustwrapper. An attractive very good or better copy, the binding clean with light fading of the spine which is a little nicked at the tips. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. A nice copy.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11810


First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, lacking the dustwrapper. An attractive very good copy, the binding clean if a little faded to the spine and edges. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. With the bookplate of Danish crime writer Tage la Cour to the front pastedown.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11809
 


 
Author / Artist: Dahl, Roald
Publisher: New York: Random House. [1943]

First edition, first printing. With an autograph letter signed. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 13 full page (one double page) colour plates and black and white drawings by the Walt Disney Studio throughout the text. An attractive very good copy, the binding a little rubbed at the extremities, the contents are clean, complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has several closed tears and a little creasing to the extremities. Not price-clipped ($1.00 to the top of the front flap). Loosely laid in to the book is an autograph letter from the author. Dated 27/9/90 on Gipsy House stationery, it reads “Dear Mr. Martin / Thanks for your letter. I will buy your “Gremlins” copy. Here's my cheque. / Yours / Roald Dahl”.

An attractive example of the author's first book with an autograph letter relating to it (Roald Dahl passed away less than two months after writing it). The Walt Disney Production mentioned on the upper cover, and which this book was designed to promote, was cancelled during production due to copyright issues surrounding the “Gremlin” character.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 11801


Author / Artist: Dahl, Roald
Publisher: London: Michael Joseph. 1980

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and square copy. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper.

Signed by Roald Dahl in black ink on the title page. The second volume of the author's fantastic Tales Of The Unexpected. Stories include Poison; The Sound Machine; Georgy Porgy; Genesis and Catatrophe; The Hitch-hiker; The Umbrella Man; Mr. Botibol; Vengeance Is Mine Inc.; The Butler.

Price: £1200.00 Stock code: 11799
 


 

First US edition. Signed Limited Edition. Signed by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt illustration to the upper board and titles to the spine, in blue cloth slipcase, as issued. A superb fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight, the contents in perfect condition.

Number 48 of 300 copies signed by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake on the limitation page. This was the first ever Roald Dahl signed limited edition for which there was no UK equivalent.

Price: £1850.00 Stock code: 11836


First edition, first printing. Original red boards with gilt titles to the spine in dustwrapper. A fine copy without inscriptions or stamps, the text block clean and bright. Complete with the near fine price-clipped dustwrapper which is entirely unfaded but with minor light creasing to top of front flap. A lovely copy.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 11790
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, without inscriptions or stamps in the near fine lightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 11792


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and with a few foxing spots to the text block edge. Complete with the bright original lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is price-clipped to the inside flap. An excellent example.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 11842
 


 

Special edition. Signed Limited Edition. 20th Anniversary Box Set. Publisher's original cloth, illustrated throughout in colour, with 4 loose silkscreen prints, each hand numbered and signed by the artist, a large colour folded poster, a folded poster printed in black and red for the exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, all housed in custom foil-stamped clamshell card box which is signed and numbered by the artist in silver pen on the bottom. A superb fine copy.

Number 295 of 400 copies. A beautiful production.

Price: £500.00 Stock code: 11822


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1961

First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with blind-stamped skeletal hand design to upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and the titles bright but a little bumped at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. The top edge of the text block is spotted and the side edge tanned. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and a darkened spine. Not price-clipped.

First edition, first issue. 50,589 copies printed. [Gilbert A9a (1.1).]

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 11829
 


 
Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1964

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine and gilt to the upper board, in dustwrapper. An attractive near fine copy, the binding clean and the titles sharp. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and darkened dustwrapper which is very slightly nicked at the extremities but unusually retains the pink of the flower to the spine. Not price-clipped.

[Gilbert A12a (1.1)]. The dustwrapper in Gilbert’s primary state (printed on thick paper / soft card).

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 11827


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1965

First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy without inscriptions or stamps, the binding square and tight. Complete with the near fine unfaded dustwrapper. No inscriptions or stamps and not price-clipped (correctly priced 18s net to the front flap).

[Gilbert A13a (1.2 First impression, first issue, second state, binding B), preceded only by the issue with the gilt stamped gun on upper board.]

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 11814
 


 
Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1965

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean but bumped at the spine tips, the contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which has a closed tear to the bottom of the rear flap fold and some darkening at the extremities.

[Gilbert A13a (1.2 First impression, first issue, second state, binding B), preceded only by the issue with the gilt stamped gun on upper board.]

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11828


First edition with these illustrations. A presentation copy from Ian Fleming to his [future] wife Ann. Publisher's original grey cloth boards with titles in gilt and red, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Arthur Wragg. A good or better copy, the binding firm with a little rubbing to the extremities and some humidity / damp marking to the board edges. Complete with the rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has small chips to the spine tips and the publisher's price clipped from the front flap.
Provenance: From the Library of Ian Fleming and Ann Fleming; by descent to Fionn O'Neill [Morgan]; Bloomsbury Auctions September 15th 1994 “Books from the library of Ian Fleming (1908-64)”; Peter L. Stern, Boston; Private US collection.

Inscribed by Ian Fleming in blue ballpoint pen on the blank front endpaper to "A. p.27 / "Thou foolish child, thou art always crying". I.". An intriguing gift, given that Moll Flanders is the tale of an independent, feisty, adulterous woman; at the time this book was published Ann was married to Lord Rothermere while having a passionate affair with Fleming. Ann was pregnant with Fleming's child, a daughter who tragically died at birth. Ann later said that Fleming's kindness at this unhappy time led her to truly love him. As she slowly began to regain her strength, Ann urged Fleming to knuckle down and write the book he had been talking about. Ann and Lord Rothermere divorced in October 1951 leaving Ann and Ian free to marry. They did so in Port Maria, Jamaica on March 24th 1952. Ian would say that he wrote Casino Royale, finished on the 18th March, in order to take his mind off the nervous prospect of marriage!

Price: £3750.00 Stock code: 11803
 


 

First edition, first printing. Three volumes. Publisher's original illustrated boards, in dustwrapper. Volume one is very good, the binding clean and bright with some bumping to the top edge, the contents with a neat ink name to the reverse of the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. The price-clipped dustwrapper is near fine and very bright.; Volume two is very good, the binding with a little bumping and a couple of foxing spots to the extremities, the contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper is very good with a few nicks to the spine tips and some darkening to the extremities. Not price-clipped; Volume three is near fine, the binding clean, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and clean and bright throughout. The price-clipped dustwrapper is near fine and very bright.

An attractive first printing set of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Price: £875.00 Stock code: 11783


First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and bright, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There is a small scuff to the front endpaper and a little spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the William Randell illustrated dustwrapper which has a couple of short closed tears to the edges and some small nicks to the spine tips. The rear panel is a little darkened at the edges. Not price-clipped (10s. 6d. net to the front flap).

Price: £28.00 Stock code: 11794
 


 
Author / Artist: Forester, C. S.
Publisher: London: Michael Joseph. 1967

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

The farewell volume of Hornblower containing the author's last uncompleted novel and two short stories published here for the first time in book form.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 11808


Author / Artist: Greene, Graham
Publisher: London: The Bodley Head. 1983

First edition, first printing. Signed limited edition. This being number 234 of 750 copies. Publisher’s cloth backed paper covered boards, in glassine dustwrapper. A fine copy.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 11840
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original black cloth with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which has light rubbing to the extremities and a couple of indentations to the upper panel. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper “For Edward and Adam / Where Future, Past, / And present fail / Nothing can last - / but a tale. / Greetings / from / The author / Ted Hughes / 28th September 1988”.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 11788


First edition, first printing of both volumes. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt illustration to upper board and titles to the spine. All edges gilt. Housed in a beautiful purpose made quarter blue morocco box. The Jungle Book is a better than very good copy, the binding is firm with a little rubbing, a few light marks to the extremities and a touch of fading to the spine. The gilt remains bright and clear. The contents are clean and bright throughout, the front blank with a previous owner's signature in ink. The hinges to both the front and rear remain sound. An attractive tight copy. The Second Jungle Book is also better than very good with a little rubbing at the extremities of the binding, with a small nick to the lower hinge and light fading to spine. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent uniform set of the Jungle Books in entirely original condition.

Price: £3000.00 Stock code: 11804
 


 

First edition. Original cloth in dustwrapper. The scarce and essential illustrated Wodehouse bibliography. A lovely fine copy, clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed original dustwrapper.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 11846


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with very light spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper and publisher's wraparound band. The dustwrapper is in much better condition than usually encountered, the fragile wraparound band has several short tears without loss. An attractive example.

Price: £500.00 Stock code: 11785
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's blue cloth with red flecks, gilt design to the upper board and gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and tight copy in the very good original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the spine tips and corners. Not price-clipped (1.75net to the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper “Stanley ???? / best wishes / Michael Moorcock”.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 11831


First edition thus. Original green card covers, staple-bound. No dustwrapper, as issued. 16 pp of text with 5 illustrations. A near fine copy with minimal rubbing to the very extremities. Containing two of the five essays from The English People, following the format of the first edition and reproducing the covers and title page. Scarce in this format.

(Fenwick A.11b.)

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 11815
 


 

First edition. Original green paper-covered boards in dustwrapper. A lovely fine clean and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps, just some darkening to endpapers offset from flaps of dustwrapper. Complete with the lovely, bright, original dustwrapper which has just a little browning to the spine. A very attractive example.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 11826


First edition. 1 of 150 copies, signed by the author and artist (of a total edition of 1000). Square 4to. Comprising three colourful "visual poems" on card entitled "Portrait", "Two in One" and "Bread or Riddle", title / limitation card and a single blank packing card, loose in the publisher's box, as issued. Katayama's geometric designs can be moved like a kaleidoscope. Text by Octavio Paz. The box with light wear to the extremities, the contents are in fine condition.

The 1 of 150 signed issue is scarce.

Price: £950.00 Stock code: 11821
 


 

Inscribed by Beatrix Potter. An early printing of The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin. Bound in the original paper covered boards with pictorial paper onlay, titles in white to the upper board and spine. A superb fine clean and tight copy. Scarce and highly desirable in signed state.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the half title “With the compliments of Beatrix Potter”.

Price: £2250.00 Stock code: 11839


First edition, first printing. Original green cloth pictorial paper onlay to the upper board and gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated with 6 colour plates, 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings by Beatrix Potter. A beautiful near fine clean and tight copy, the board clean and sharp. The contents are entirely complete, there is a previous owner's bookplate to the top left corner of the front pastedown otherwise the pages are in fine, bright condition and without inscriptions or stamps.

Having finished the Peter Rabbit series Beatrix Potter was persuaded by her American publisher Alexander McKay, to write a book intended only for the American market the result being A Fairy Caravan. (Linder p.292-5; Quinby 29a).

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 11832
 


 

Three volumes in one. A collection of three early editions of Beatrix Potter stories. Beautifully bound for Hatchards in full red morocco with gilt borders to upper and lower panels, 5 raised bands, compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. A lovely fine copy.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 11838


Author / Artist: Ransome, Arthur
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1930

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. A very good copy, the green cloth with the habitual fading at the edges and spine. The gilt titles remain bright. The contents are clean throughout with a little offsetting of the pictorial endpapers and some tanning to the text block edge. There is a small previous owner's inscription at the head of the half title. A decent copy of a difficult first edition, scarce in signed state.

Signed by the author in blue ink on the reverse of the half title.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 11824
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original paper-covered pictorial boards. A very good copy showing a little rubbing to the binding extremities and some small chips to the bottom of the spine. Both panels remain bright and the spine sound. The contents are entirely complete. There is some spotting and a previous owner's inscription to the blank front endpaper but the text pages and all 24 full page colour lithographs by Eric Ravilious are in fine, clean and bright condition. An excellent example of this notoriously fragile book.

Price: £2650.00 Stock code: 11798


First UK edition. Publisher's blue cloth with black titles to the upper panel and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square with just light rubbing and a tiny bit of mottling to the spine tips and corners. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the chipped, rubbed and torn dustwrapper which lacks pieces at the spine tips, corners and bottom edge of the upper panel. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the spine).

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 11795
 


 

First edition. Original publishers red cloth with paper label to the upper board and spine. A very good copy, the fragile binding clean with a short tear at the head of the spine and some tanning to the spine. The contents are entirely complete, with a small previous owner's signature to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

Of the sixty four poems included, twelve appear here in print for the first time.

Price: £295.00 Stock code: 11834


Author / Artist: Smith, George
Publisher: London: Haughton and Co. 1880

First edition. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. Illustrated with 20 steel engravings, some double page. An excellent very good or better copy, the boards lightly rubbed at the extremities, the contents complete and clean throughout. A lovely example.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 11841
 


 

First US edition, first printing. Publisher's original grey cloth with titles in green to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean copy, the binding square and the contents clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped ($3.95).

The author’s first book.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 11837


First edition. Limited to 150 copies, this one of 100 softcover. Original printed wrappers over card covers. 82pp. 48 black and white photographs and 8 screenprint illustrations. Text in Dutch. A very good or better copy with some darkening, scuffing and light creasing to the extremities. Tiny closed tear to the top edge of upper wrapper. The contents are clean, bright and without inscriptions or stamps.

A superb book. Peter Spaans photographs eight of New York City’s subway yards, lay-ups and surrounding areas.

Price: £195.00 Stock code: 11817
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding edges slightly rubbed and bumped, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the unfaded dustwrapper which is a little creased at the extremities. Not price-clipped.

The award winning author's second book for children.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 11797


Author / Artist: Weber, Bruce
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1986

First edition. Publisher's pictorial card covers. Text in English and Portuguese. Drawings by Richard Giglio. Designed by Sam Shahid, Rise Daniels and Donald Sterzin. Photographically illustrated with over 140 full page images (four folding plates). An excellent near fine copy, the binding very lightly rubbed at the extremities, the contents clean and bright throughout.

Bruce Weber's second book. (Parr & Badger I, 135; Roth, p. 78)

Price: £350.00 Stock code: 11819
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with black titles to the front and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the cloth clean with light rubbing and lightening to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with original first issue dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked to the extremities but without loss. Correctly priced at 7/6net to the spine and with great artwork by Stead to the upper panel. An attractice example of a very scarce title in dustwrapper.

Price: £1950.00 Stock code: 11780


Author / Artist: White, T. H.
Publisher: London: Collins. 1938

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with white titles to spine. A near fine square and tight copy lacking the dustwrapper. Boards a little dusty but internally clean and without inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 11812
 


 

Signed Limited Edition. Two volumes. Publisher's green illustrated boards with brown labels titled in gilt to the spine. Housed in the original slipcase. Illustrated with photographs by Edward Weston which were commissioned especially for this publication. An excellent very near fine set, the bindings square and tight, the spine tips lightly worn at the extremities. Neat bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume otherwise the contents are clean and fine throughout. The slipcase is a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities and remains structurally sound.

Limited to 1500 hand numbered copies, each signed by Edward Weston in green ink to the rear of volume two. This copy is number 1254.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 11778


First edition, first printing [first state binding]. Publisher's original blue cloth boards with silver cup illustration to the upper boards and titles to the spine. Housed in a purpose made quarter morocco solander box. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 9 full page plates by R. Noel Pocock. An attractive very good copy, the binding in unusually nice shape with only light rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and without the heavy foxing often seen with this title. There are a few tiny nicks and light tanning to the text block edge but in all respects a much nicer copy than often encountered.

The author's first book. (McIlvaine A1a).

Price: £3250.00 Stock code: 11835
 

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