Amongst the 49 items of newly catalogued stock offered below you will find Frederick Accum's "Treatise on the Art of Making Good Bread", the unpublished first printing of Charles Darwin's posthumously discovered 1842 essay "The Foundations Of The Origin of Species" and the first edition in English of one of the foundational works of the Austrian School of economic thought "The Theory Of Money and Credit" by Ludwig von Mises.
We also include a run of inscribed Simon Raven first editions, two scarce dust-jacketed H. Rider Haggards, the first illustrated edition of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats and a dazzling copy of Enid Blyton's "First Term At Malory Towers".

As always further details and images are available on request or on our website.

With best wishes,
James, Georgina and Monica.

t: 01904 640111
 
 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original paper boards with printed label to the spine. 160, xxiii pp. Hand-coloured vignette on the title page, single leaf of advertisements to the rear. Housed in a purpose made green morocco solander case with titles in gilt to the spine. An excellent example, the original binding with a little rubbing and bumping to the extremities and with a neat, closed tear to the top of the spine. The contents are clean and complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An exceptional copy, scarce in the original binding.

Price: £1200.00 Stock code: 12115
 


 
Author / Artist: Anonymous
Publisher: London: John Camden Hotten. 1864

Revised edition, 10th Thousand. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine and three small illustrations in gilt to the upper panel. A good copy, the binding worn but firm and with a few light marks. The contents are entirely complete, the original endpapers cracked at the hinge but holding firm, the pages with light spotting or fingermarks to the margins and without inscriptions or stamps.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 12088


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with green titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, the binding bright, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Compete with the fine original dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the spine. Not price-clipped (5s. net to the front flap). A lovely example of the first Malory Towers book, scarce in this condition.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 12103
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original yellow cloth with brown and blue illustration and titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean throughout and with a small previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good or better lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains clean and bright. Not price-clipped. A nice copy.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12094


Author / Artist: Chandler, Raymond
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton. 1964

First edition, first printing. Original pink cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a couple of short closed tears to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (21s. net to the front flap).

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12097
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square with a little bumping at the spine tips, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

A collection of 18 short stories written in the inter-war years [roughly contemporaneous with Poirot Investigates] and published here in book form for the first time.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 12095


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

Price: £140.00 Stock code: 12110
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine clean and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine lightly spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£7.95 to the front flap).

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 12082


First edition, first printing. Presentation copy. Original paper covered boards with titles printed in black to the upper board, vellum spine. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. A very good copy, the binding somewhat rubbed and darkened at the extremities but firm. The contents are entirely with some light spotting and a few finger marks to the margins. Loosely laid in is a Cambridge University Press flyer advertising five Darwin related titles. This copy was presented to Lady Foster [wife of English physiologist Sir Michael Foster], her name written in ink on the printed presentation page.

The true first edition of Charles Darwin's 1842 sketch of evolutionary ideas. The essay was assumed lost until the pencil manuscript was discovered in 1896 in a cupboard under the stairs at Down House. This presentation issue was printed for delegates to the Cambridge festivities in commemoration of the centenary of Darwin's birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Origin Of Species and precedes the published edition [issued together with the 1844 sketch] published later the same year. (Freeman 1555)

Price: £1450.00 Stock code: 12111
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a neat ink inscription to the top edge of the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed Biro illustrated dustwrapper which is a little nicked at the corners and price-clipped to the front flap.

A collection of eight stories including ‘The Birds’, which is the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film classic starring Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 12089


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine clean and square copy, the binding a little bumped at the extremities, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£5.95 to the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page “With best wishes / Yours sincerely / Daphne Du Maurier / 1980”.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12096
 


 

First illustrated edition. Original cream cloth with colour illustration to upper board and titles in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean copy, the binding square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a couple of small spots to the upper panel and some darkening at the extremities. Not price-clipped (7s. 6d. net to the front flap). An attractive copy of this brilliantly illustrated edition.

Price: £600.00 Stock code: 12098


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Pan Books Ltd. 1957

First paperback edition, first printing. Original pictorial card covers. An excellent better than very good copy. The covers remain bright with great period artwork by Rex A. There is light rubbing and bumping to the binding extremities. The text block is lightly spotted at the top edge otherwise clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive copy.

The second James Bond book. This is the issue on better quality paper stock bulking thicker rather than the pulp paper used in most other printings (no priority established) [Gilbert A2a (22.3)].

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12072
 


 
Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Pan Books Ltd. 1960

First paperback edition, first printing. Original pictorial card covers. An excellent better than very good copy. The covers remain bright with great period artwork by Peff. There is light rubbing and bumping to the binding extremities. The text block is tanned, due to the poor quality paper used in production but is otherwise clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive copy.

The sixth James Bond book. [Gilbert A6a (18.1)].

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 12071


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

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed original dustwrapper which is not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap). An attractive example.

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

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 12085
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine original dustwrapper which is ever so lightly rubbed at the fold corners. Not price-clipped. A beautiful example in the notoriously fragile dustwrapper.

A classic photobook of the swinging 60s, when Britain dominated the worlds of music, fashion, and film. Featuring photos of Britain's top models and actresses, the cover image of Patti Boyd has now become one of the iconic images of that decade.

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 12070


Author / Artist: Greene, Graham
Publisher: London: William Heinemann. 1955

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, without inscriptions or stamps, the top-stain unfaded. Complete with the fine original clean and bright dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. An exceptional example.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 12093
 


 
Author / Artist: Heaney, Seamus
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1979

First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, clean, bright and tight and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is entirely un-faded to the spine and with a few foxing spots to the front flap. Not price-clipped (£3.00 net).

Price: £300.00 Stock code: 12107


Author / Artist: Hill, Geoffrey
Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch. 1978

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine clean and bright copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has some spotting to the flaps. Not price-clipped (£2.50net to the front flap).

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 12113
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with orange titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and mildly bumped at the spine tips. The contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Text block edge a little dusty. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little darkened to the panel edges and spine. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the spine). Scarce in the dustwrapper.

One of only three titles by the author to be published by Victor Gollancz.

Price: £245.00 Stock code: 12073


Author / Artist: Larkin, Philip
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1974

First edition, first printing. Original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine square copy, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12106
 


 

Pirated edition. Beautifully bound in contemporary three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, titles and compartments decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers, printed on laid paper. Vignette illustrations at the chapter headings. A very attractive example, the binding a little rubbed at the extremities, the contents with a neat previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown otherwise clean and bright throughout.

One of the numerous pirated editions of Lawrence's notorious novel. This edition, printed in the United States by the Linweave Paper Company, has the attractive addition of several illustrated chapter headings.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12112


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and unfaded, the gilt sharp and bright. The binding has light pushing and rubbing to the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example.

Price: £600.00 Stock code: 12099
 


 

Early printing of the 1958 first edition. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, clean and square copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 12104


Author / Artist: Plath, Sylvia
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1971

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£1.00 net to the front flap).

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 12108
 


 
Author / Artist: Plath, Sylvia
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber. 1971

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£1.25 net to the front flap).

Price: £130.00 Stock code: 12109


First edition. Publisher's original grey paper covered boards with pictorial onlay and white titles to the upper board and spine. An attractive example the binding clean and without loss, the top of the spine with a small professional repair. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a neat previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper otherwise very clean and bright throughout. An excellent example.

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 12105
 


 
Author / Artist: Ransome, Arthur
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape. 1943

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine clean copy, the binding bright, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (8/6net to the front flap). An excellent example.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 12087


Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Anthony Blond. 1971

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding a little bumped at the edges and the text block spotted to the top edge but the contents clean and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of closed tears at the folds. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by the author on blue ink on the front free endpaper “Andrew + Brenda, / With love from Simon. / October, 1971”. The seventh book in the Alms to Oblivion sequence.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 12090
 


 
Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Blond and Briggs. 1980

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and with an autograph postcard. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean but bumped at the spine tips and corners. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the lightly creased original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£5.95 to the front flap). The author's first novel written in 1951 but not published until 1980 in this heavily revised and altered form.

Signed by the author in blue ink on the half title. Loosely laid in is a picture postcard of Walmer Castle in Kent inscribed by Raven in blue ink “A happy-wappy Chrissy-wissy with chirpy / money-bagging ???? With love from / THE QUEEN MOTHER, who writes: / “Here is my castle in Walmer. The first person I / invite when I arrive is always delicious Simon / Raven, who is a handsome & sexy & ????-fit & / witty & intelligent & generous & agreeable & / considerate & good mannered & chivalrous & strong & well hung & ......... [a further 8 or 9 ever decreasing unreadable words]””.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12079


Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Blond and Briggs. 1983

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean with a little bumping at the corners. Compete with the lightly creased and spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£7.95 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink on half title and brilliantly inscribed in his hand on the title page “This book has lost more / money (so far) than any I ever / wrote. Simon / NY 1988”

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 12075
 


 
Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton. 1988

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original red cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean, the extremities with mild bumping. The contents are without previous owner's marks but the text block is tanned. Compete with the lightly creased and spine faded original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£13.95 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink on half title and further inscribed in his hand on the title page “O. / Con amore, / May 1988”.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 12077


Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton. 1988

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding clean, the extremities with mild rubbing. The contents are without previous owner's marks and clean throughout. Compete with the lightly creased and spine faded original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.00 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink on half title and further inscribed in his hand on the title page “This book has been a real flop / as far as money goes, but has had / good reviews. / Simon, May 1988”.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 12078
 


 
Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Hutchinson. 1992

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding clean, the contents without previous owner's marks but a light corner crease to the front free endpaper. Compete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£13.99 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink on half title and further inscribed in his hand on the title page “From Simon / To “O” alias Leonard / February, 1992”.

Price: £90.00 Stock code: 12076


Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: The Winged Lion. 1994

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding a little bumped at the spine-tips, the contents clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper, not price-clipped (£12.95 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in blue ink on the half title and further inscribed on the title page “Oscar, with love / from Simon. / December 1994”.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12080
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original purple cloth with gilt tiles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, faded to the spine as usual. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edge is spotted. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a few small nicks and associated creases. An attractive example.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 12081


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean with bumping at the tips of the lightly faded spine. The contents are complete and without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edges are a little spotted. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has some darkening at the extremities a closed tear to the bottom edge of the upper panel. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. A scarce title in the original dustwrapper. According to Rider-Haggard bibliographer Denys Watmore, the author worked with Rudyard Kipling on the plot for this story.

6000 copies printed, 20 May 1927 (Whatmore: H. Rider Haggard, A Bibliography F56).

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 12091
 


 

First edition, first printing, primary binding. Original grey cloth with navy blue titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean with bumping at the spine tips, the contents with a previous owner's name to the front pastedown. Complete with the original rubbed, nicked and creased pictorial dustwrapper which has some darkening at the extremities and a few short tears at the spine folds. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. A scarce title in the original dustwrapper.

8000 copies printed, 4th January 1929 (Whatmore: H. Rider Haggard, A Bibliography F57).

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 12092


First edition thus. Publisher's black cloth with green titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive very good or better copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps but with some spotting of the endpapers. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the spine). An attractive example.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12074
 


 

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding with a little bumping at the extremities, the contents with a small ink name to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the rubbed, nicked and creased price-clipped dustwrapper which has a small chip at the top of the spine.

A classic Jazz photobook, 130 photographs shot during the late 1950s by photojournalist Dennis Stock and with 63 pages of commentary on the images by Nat Hentoff.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 12114


Author / Artist: Tack, Alfred
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins. 1948

First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding bright and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original pictorial dustwrapper which has a few small nicks and is a little rubbed and creased at the extremities. Not price-clipped (8/6net to the front flap).

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 12086
 


 

First edition in English, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A very good copy, the binding a little worn at the extremities, the contents complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce.

One of the foundational works of the Austrian School of economic thought. Originally published in 1912 in German as “Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel”, this is the first printing of any edition in English.

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 12117


First edition, first printing. Original pictorial laminated boards, in dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding clean and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps but very slightly spotted at the top edge of the text block. Complete with the fine un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

The award winning author's first book for children.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 12083
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original pictorial laminated boards, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

The award winning author's third book for children.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 12084


Author / Artist: White, T. H.
Publisher: London: Collins. 1941

First UK edition, first printing. Recently bound in three-quarter brown morocco with gilt titles to the spine. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps.

The third and final volume in the author's epic novel The Once and Future King.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12116
 


 

First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original cream decorated buckram stamped in green and gilt to the upper board and spine. Quarto. Illustrated with 20 tipped in colour illustrations by Dudley Tennant, each with a captioned tissue guard. An excellent example, the binding with light wear and darkening at the extremities remains square and firm. The contents are without previous owner's marks and other than a few foxing spots to the edges of the prelims are clean and bright throughout. All of the illustrations and tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. A beautifully illustrated edition.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 12118


Third printing. Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper. An attractive copy.

Price: £48.00 Stock code: 12102
 


 
Author / Artist: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins. 1961

First edition. Publisher's red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original price-clipped dustwrapper. A lovely copy.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12100


Author / Artist: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins. 1962

First edition. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original price-clipped dustwrapper. A lovely copy.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12101
 

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