Our trunks full of beautiful books and objects have been dispatched ahead of The New York Antiquarian Bookfair. Just before we jump on a plane over to the Big Apple we've taken the opportunity to catalogue collections of H. G. Wells, W. Somerset Maugham, John Masefield and Aldous Huxley, a taster of which are below with many others listed under recent acquisitions on our website. We are open for business as usual whilst in New York, the phones are manned and we will continue to ship orders daily. With best wishes, James, Georgina and Monica
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Author / Artist: Auden, W. H.
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1966

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square, the contents with some light damp marking to the top edge of the pastedown otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (42s. net to the front flap).

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 12254
 


 
Author / Artist: Auden, W. H.
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1974

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth and paper covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy without inscriptions or stamps in the fine price-clipped dustwrapper.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 12250


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with a near inscription to the bottom of the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (7s 6d net to the front flap). A lovely copy.

The seventeenth adventure of The Famous Five.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12252
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding lightly rubbed at the extremeties, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the blank reverse of the front endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the attractive lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper.

The twenty-first adventure of The Famous Five.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12251


Author / Artist: Briggs, Raymond
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton. 1977

First edition. Publisher's original laminated pictorial boards. Issued without dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean with light bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and in fine condition throughout.

Price: £48.00 Stock code: 12173
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red boards with gilt titles to the spine in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a neat ownership inscription to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine bright dustwrapper which is entirely unfaded and with just a little light creasing to the spine tips. Not price-clipped (£8.50 to the front flap). A lovely copy.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12260


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine clean, square and tight copy, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£4.95 net to the front flap).

Price: £15.00 Stock code: 12257
 


 

First edition with these illustrations. Original purple cloth, blind stamped decoration to the upper board, with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Illustrated with eight full page colour plates by Hope Weston. The illustrator also contributes a four page foreword. A very good copy, the finding clean and firm with a little fading of the cloth. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and without loose or torn pages. The text pages are heavily spotted to the edges. All eight colour plates are in fine condition. A scarce illustrated Rubaiyat.

(Potter, Ambrose George: A Bibliography of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 119)

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12258


Author / Artist: Henri, Adrian
Publisher: London: Allison and Busby. 1986

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent fine square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.95 net to the front flap).

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 12253
 


 

First edition. Signed by David Hockney. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 434 illustrations of which 60 are in colour. An excellent near fine square copy, without inscriptions or stamps, small tape marks to the corners of front and rear blank endpapers otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£10.00 net to the front flap).

Signed by David Hockney in black ink on the title page.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12263


First edition. Signed by David Hockney. Original yellow cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly crubbed and creased dustwrapper.

Signed by David Hockney in black ink on the half title.

Price: £195.00 Stock code: 12262
 


 
Author / Artist: Huxley, Aldous
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus. 1928

First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Original green buckram with gilt titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. A lovely near fine clean and tight copy. The spine is lightly faded, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

Number 121 of 256 copies. Signed by Aldous Huxley in blue ink on the limitation page.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 12175


First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Original marbled paper boards with black cloth spine. Titles on paper label to the spine. A superb fine, tight and clean copy. Complete with the original nicked and torn glassine.

Number 650 of 842 copies. Signed by Aldous Huxley in blue ink on the limitation page.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12177
 


 
Author / Artist: Huxley, Aldous
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus. 1954

First edition. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the blue cloth clean and the binding square. The contents with an ink inscription to the front free endpaper otherwise clean throughout. The text block edge is a little tanned. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few tiny chips to the top edge of the upper panel and some tanning to the edges of the white rear panel. Not price-clipped (6s. net to the front flap).

Price: £80.00 Stock code: 12256


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine square and tight copy, the contents with a previous owner's name and date to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed William Randell dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 12192
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and tight with very light fading of the spine. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (6s net to the front flap). A lovely copy.

A novel based on descendants of characters in Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 12284


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding is square, the contents with an ownership signature to the front free endpaper otherwise clean an bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper with a short closed tear to the top edge of the upper panel. Not price-clipped.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 12249
 


 

First editions, first printings. With signed receipt from the author. Three volumes. Publisher's grey card covers, the titles printed to the upper cover. Each are very good or better copies with light rubbing and creasing to the binding extremities, the contents clean throughout. Small paper bookplate to the reverse of the upper wrapper in each volume. Laid in is the publisher's flyer advertising the three volumes together with a receipt dated 23rd Dec 1915 completed and signed by John Masefield to Miss M[abel] Cary Fogg.

Each volume is limited to 200 copies.

Price: £180.00 Stock code: 12191


First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Original brown card covers, titles in black to the upper cover. A very good copy, the cover edges a little creased, the contents clean and bright throughout.

Limited to 250 numbered copies, this numbered 56. Inscribed by the author in blue ink “for M. Cary-Fogg / from John Masefield / May 12 1921”. The recipient is Miss Mabel Cary Fogg.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 12186
 


 

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Original blue printed card covers, titles in black to the upper cover and spine. A very good copy, the cover edges a little darkened and some creasing to the spine, the contents complete and with the odd foxing spot.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink “for M. Cary-Fogg / from John Masefield / 31.1.1921”. The recipient is Miss Mabel Cary Fogg.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12189


First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Illustrated throughout. Original black buckram with gilt illustration to the upper board and gilt titles to the spine. A lovely near fine clean and tight copy, the spine lightly faded, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

Limited to 525 copies, this numbered 221 and signed by John Masefield in black ink to the limitation page

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12182
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy, the binding firm, without tears and a little rubbed and darkened to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, there is a neat ink signature to the blank front free endpaper and only the odd finger mark to a few page margins throughout. The hinges remain sound. A decent example of a difficult first edition to find in collector's condition.

A science fiction / occult novel, the villain of which Oliver Haddo is modelled on Aleister Crowley. One of 2100 copies. (Stott A11a).

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12209


First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy, the binding square, with a little rubbing and darkening at the edges. The contents are entirely complete, there is a neat ownership name and date on the front free endpaper otherwise the pages are clean and bright throughout. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. An attractive example of a notoriously fragile production.

(Stott A21b).

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 12211
 


 

First edition, first printing, first state. Publisher's original sage green cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine. A superb very near fine copy, the binding square and tight with only the odd light mark and some mild bumping. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and with some pages uncut.

A beautiful example, with all first issue points called for present. (Stott A22a).

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 12206


First UK edition, second issue, first state. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A genuinely very good copy, of a book that was famously butchered before publication due to threatened libel actions when the novel was serialized in magazine form. The binding remains firm with a little rubbed and light marks to the extremities. The contents including the cancel title page and author's note are complete as issued and in clean and bright condition, without inscriptions or stamps. All things considered an excellent example.

The first edition, first issue is only known in advance proof form, and of the two subsequent states of the first issue no more than 74 copies are extant. This first edition, second issue, first state can realistically be considered the first obtainable printing. (Stott A33c).

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 12208
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to front panel and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short closed tears and associated creases but is without loss. Not price-clipped (8/6 net to the front flap).

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 12203


First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Original red buckram with gilt titles on black cloth label to the spine, in black card slipcase.. Top edge gilt. A near fine or better copy, the binding lightly faded to the spine otherwise clean, square and tight. The contents are entirely complete and in fine clean condition throughout. The slipcase is a little rubbed and scuffed at the extremities and without tears or splits.

One of 175 copies, this copy numbered 32 and signed by the author in black ink on the limitation page.

Price: £350.00 Stock code: 12207
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt and black titles to spine and front panel, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding very clean and square, the contents spotted to the text block edges and prelims and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has tiny chips at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap).

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12197


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to front panel and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine clean, square and tight copy, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed dustwrapper which remains entirely unfaded. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 12198
 


 

First edition with Quentin Blake illustrations, first printing. Original pictorial cloth boards with Blake illustration to the front, spine and rear. In the publisher's slipcase, as issued. A fine copy without fading, inscriptions or stamps in original slipcase with some browning to extremities.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12248


First Rackham illustrated edition. Original beige cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the front and spine. A very good copy, the binding a little bumped at the spine tips and darkened at the extremities but square and firm. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All 40 tipped in colour plates by Arthur Rackham, together with their captioned tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. An attractive example.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12245
 


 
Author / Artist: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1963

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy or better copy, the binding clean and square with light bumping at the spine tipes, the contents with an ink inscription to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very good or better rubbed and lightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12255


Early illustrated edition. Publisher's original light blue cloth with three colour illustration to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine. With 25 full page illustrations by various artists. A lovely near fine copy, the binding very bright with only light rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and with the tissue guard present at the frontispiece as called for.

A beautifully illustrated edition.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12193
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth boards with gilt and green illustration to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean, square and bright boards, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the publisher's black card box with the white printed label to the lid. The box with light wear and a few marks to the extremities but holding firm.

A beautifully produced edition on india paper collecting “The Adventures of Tom Bombadil”, “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son”, “On Fairy-Stories”, “Leaf by Niggle”, “Farmer Giles of Ham” and “Smith of Wootton Major”.

Price: £170.00 Stock code: 12259


Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: John Lane. 1895

First edition. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A very good or better copy, the binding is clean and square with a bump to the bottom right corner of the upper board. The contents are complete with tissue guard to the title page as issued, without inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout.

An attractive copy of the author's first work of fiction.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12233
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: William Heinemann. 1896

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown pictorial cloth. All edges untrimmed and without the publisher's monogram to the rear cover. Frontispiece with tissue guard present as called for. Undated publisher's catalogue to the rear. A very good copy, the binding firm but rubbed and bumped at the extremities with some light marks here and there. The contents are complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There is the occasional finger mark but generally clean and without spotting. A decent example in entirely original condition.

Price: £950.00 Stock code: 12264


Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall. 1902

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A superb near fine copy, the binding clean, unfaded, square and tight. The contents without inscriptions or stamps and other than some spotting to the text block edges clean and bright throughout.

Price: £195.00 Stock code: 12266
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall. 1903

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb near fine copy, the binding clean, unfaded, square and tight. The spine tips are a little bumped, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and other than some spotting to the text block edges clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel. Correctly priced 6/- net to the upper panel and spine. A lovely copy.

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 12274


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green blindstamped cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. A superb very near fine copy, the binding tight with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Publisher's catalogue to the rear (dated 20.7.04). A lovely example.

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 12278
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall. 1905

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper Top edge gilt. Seven inserted illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. A superb fine copy, the binding clean, unfaded, square and tight. The contents have a small oval bookseller's blindstamp to the top right corner of the front endpaper, are without inscriptions and other than some light spotting to the text block edges clean and bright throughout. Complete with the rubbed, nicked and chipped dustwrapper which has several closed tears and a triangular portion of loss to the bottom corner of the upper panel. The dustwrapper is rare in any condition.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 12275


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with black titles and ruled border to the upper board and in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, bright and tight copy, the contents are clean and bright throughout and without inscriptions. There is a small oval bookseller's blindstamp to the upper right corner of the front free endpaper. Complete with the rare original dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to the extremities and with couple of short closed tears but little in the way of loss. Not price-clipped (4/6net to the spine).

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12277
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Cassell and Company. 1917

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with blind-stamped titles to the upper board and in gilt to the spine. A superb near fine copy, the binding clean, unfaded, square and tight with just a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps and other than some spotting to the text block edges clean and bright throughout.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12267


First edition, first printing. Original light green cloth with dark green titles to the upper board and in gilt to the spine. A superb fine copy, the binding clean, unfaded, square and tight. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and darkened dustwrapper.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12276
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright and clean original dustwrapper which has a short closed tear to the bottom of the upper panel but remains entirely unfaded to the spine. Not price-clipped. An excellent example.

“This is the true last chapter of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING and should have it's place there”.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 12174


Author / Artist: Yeats, W. B.
Publisher: London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1913

Early edition. Original gilt decorated blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding very bright and square, the contents with light spotting of the prelims and a faint ink name to the top edge of the front endpaper otherwise clean throughout. Frontispiece portrait of Yeats with tissue guard present as called for. A lovely copy.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12261
 

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