Please find below some highlights from recent acquisitions spanning original art, economics, crime fiction, science fiction, plays, biographies, poetry and rock and roll. Amongst them is a particularly attractive original drawing by E. H. Shepard illustrating "The Wind In The Willows", a recently discovered "lost" manuscript of occult artist Austin Osman Spare's "The Valley Of Fear", Sylvia Plath's only novel, possibly the best copy of H. G. Wells' "Invisible Man" you are ever likely to see (the same claim could be made of the UK first edition of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mystery "The Red Box"), an astonishing Warhol presentation featuring 20 original soup can drawings, and a Beatles Pixerama signed by John Lennon and George Harrison. All these and many more books other than those listed below have just been uploaded to our website and can be searched under the recent acquisitions tab.

We are getting excited about The London Olympia Antiquarian Bookfair, now only a month or so away. We will be at stand D20 which is right on the centre aisle as you walk in. We look forward to meeting customers new and existing at the fair and those of you wishing to attend can do so free of charge by downloading a complimentary ticket using THIS LINK.

Do let us know if you have any questions or enquiries.
With best wishes,
James, Georgina and Monica.

t: 01904 640111
 
 

First edition. Twelve concertina bound photographic black and white prints, printed text to the reverse, in colour pictorial card wrappers. Introduction by Clive Denton. Signed in black ink by John Lennon [adding two kisses] and George Harrison [adding three kisses] in the blank area on the copyright page. A very good copy, the covers rubbed at the folds but the binding remains firm. The contents including all prints and the autographs remain in fine condition. Exceptionally rare in signed state.

Provenance: The signatures were obtained from John and George at the stage door of the Nottingham Odeon Cinema on the 12th December 1963, the 33rd and penultimate date of The Beatles' 1963 Autumn Tour.

Price: £3750.00 Stock code: 12246
 


 

First UK edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine clean and bright original dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the red lettering on the spine. Not price-clipped (30s net to the front flap). A lovely copy.

Price: £575.00 Stock code: 12323


First UK edition, first printing. Proof copy. Original plain brown card covers, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked proof dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the red lettering on the spine. Not price-clipped (30s net to the front flap). Rare in proof state.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 12326
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original fawn cloth with illustration and titles in black and red to the upper board and titles in gilt and red to the spine. Coloured folding map frontispiece, 3 further maps (two folding), and 4 plans, one full-page. 32 page catalogue to the rear. A very good copy, the binding bumped and rubbed to the extremities but remaining firm and without tears. The contents are entirely complete, the hinges sound, and all illustrations and folding maps present as called for. There is a neat previous owner's name to the blank front endpaper and some spotting to the margins of prelims otherwise the text block is clean throughout.

(Woods A4).

Price: £500.00 Stock code: 12195


First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill and Randolph S. Churchill. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographic portrait frontispiece. An excellent near fine copy, the binding spotlessly clean and square, the contents with a few foxing spots to the page edge of half title which also has some offsetting of the inscription from the front free endpaper. Complete with the original first issue dustwrapper which is rubbed and spotted with several short closed tears at the folds but is essentially complete. Not price-clipped (18/- net to the front flap).

Inscribed by Winston Churchill in black ink on the front free endpaper "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill / June 1938." Also signed by Randolph S. Churchill in blue ink underneath his father's name. Rare in this double signed state.

Price: £9500.00 Stock code: 12194
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with red illustration to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square with light rubbing to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The text block edge is somewhat tanned. Complete with the very attractive dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and nicked to the spine tips and with a thin blue ink mark to the rear panel. Not price-clipped.

Signed by Elizabeth David in blue ink on the half title. Any of Elizabeth David's first editions are rare in signed state, this being a particularly nice example.

Price: £1950.00 Stock code: 12223


Author / Artist: Deighton, Len
Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton.

First edition, first issue. Original orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine, clean and tight copy, this being the publisher's retained file copy with their stamp noting it as such to the half title. Complete with the fine original and correct first issue dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. An exceptional example of the author's first book with a great provenance.

Price: £1750.00 Stock code: 12224
 


 
Author / Artist: Durrell, Gerald
Publisher: London: Rupert Hart-Davis.

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding bumped at the spine tips and corner, the contents without inscriptions or stamps but spotted to the prelims and text block edge. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a small chips at the spine tips and fold corners. Not price-clipped. Loosely laid in is a printed note from Gerald Durrell on behalf of his Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Scarce in the first edition.

Scarce in the first edition.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12325


Author / Artist: Fisher, Irving
Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company.

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy and a major association copy. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Very light rubbing to the binding extremities otherwise a fine copy.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper "To / Governor Roy A. Young / with the compliments / and esteem of / Irving Fisher / March, 1930". The recipient was chairman of the Federal Reserve between 1927 and 1930, presiding over the 1929 Stock Market Crash. An outstanding association between one of America's greatest economists and the head of the Central Banking System of the United States of America, both of whom had unique roles in the unfolding of the Great Depression.

Price: £2750.00 Stock code: 12308
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth with very small areas of fading at the top of the spine and some mottling to the upper and lower board. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has tiny chips at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (8/3net to the front flap). A very presentable copy.

Price: £220.00 Stock code: 12321


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

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine, clean and square copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original price-clipped dustwrapper. A beautiful copy.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 12328
 


 
Author / Artist: Kerouac, Jack
Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch.

First UK edition, first printing. Original pink cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An superb near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. The top edge of the text block is a little dusty and spotted otherwise a fine tight copy. Complete with the fine original Len Deighton designed dustwrapper which is without tears or fading. Not price-clipped (15s. net printed to the front flap) and with a small ink number just above it. An exceptional example.

Price: £1750.00 Stock code: 12292


Author / Artist: Kitchin, C. H. B.
Publisher: London: Secker and Warburg

First edition, first printing. Original brown cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few tiny tears to the extremities. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap). A very scarce title.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12221
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine Ronald Searle illustrated dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). A lovely copy.

Price: £135.00 Stock code: 12226


Author / Artist: Kitchin, C. H. B.
Publisher: London: Peter Davies.

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles on the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (16s to the front flap).

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 12227
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue cloth with bronze titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine square and tight copy, in the lightly creased original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£16.99 to the front flap).

Signed in black ink on the title page.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12317


First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the illustrator to his sister. Publisher's original yellow cloth with dark blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of all sizes by Harold Jones. A lovely near fine copy, the binding is square and tight, the contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. The top edge of the text block is lightly spotted. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by Harold Jones in black ink on the reverse of the half title "To my sister / with all good wishes / from Harold". A collection of stories and some poems from authors including Alison Uttley, Arthur Ransome, Walter De La Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, James Reeves and Robert Louis Stevenson, all brilliantly illustrated by Harold Jones.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 12243
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original pictorial cloth, in dustwrapper. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by Harold Jones. An excellent near fine copy, the binding is square although very slightly bowed, the contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. The top edge of the text block is lightly spotted. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and creased pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by Kathleen Lines in blue ink on the front free endpaper "For Margaret / from K.M.L. / Pond Cottage April 1961".

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12244


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with black and gilt decorations and titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a little spotting to the text block edge and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which entirely without loss and a darkened to the spine. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the spine).

An attractive example.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12201
 


 

First UK edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A beautiful fine clean and tight copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine very lightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap).

An exceptional example.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 12196


First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and bright. The contents are complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears to the extremities. The reverse of the dustwrapper has the Searchlight Books print in red. Not price-clipped (6s. to the front flap). Housed in a purple cloth folding box, with white paper label to the spine, printed in black. A very attractive example, scarce thus.

4500 copies printed. Although stated "first published May 1945" on the copyright page, publication was delayed until August due to paper shortages.

Price: £4750.00 Stock code: 12290
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the cloth unfaded and the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Light spotting to the endpapers. Complete with the very good rubbed and chipped original dustwrapper which has small loss at the spine tips not affecting any text. Not price-clipped (8s. 6d net to the front flap). One of only 3028 copies printed and surprisingly scarce in the dustwrapper.

Orwell, writing before he had completed Nineteen Eighty-Four, said that he thought Critical Essays one of his three most important books, along with Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia. The collection includes such classics as "Raffles and Miss Blandish" on the crucial difference between American and English detective fiction; "Benefit of Clergy" in which Orwell indicts the sadism he finds in Salvador Dalí's art, and "Looking Back on The Spanish War", a powerful indictment of the failure of the English intelligentsia to think clearly about the issues in the Spanish Civil War, it also deals with Orwell's concern, first voiced in reviews and essays when he returned from Spain, that the very concept of historical objectivity was disappearing in the West. (The seeds of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four can be found in Orwell's thoughts on the loss of truth about Spain). [Rodden and Rossi: George Orwell; Bowker: Inside George Orwell; Taylor: Orwell, The Life; Powell: Infants Of The Spring; Fenwick: George Orwell, A Bibliography D.1.]

Price: £350.00 Stock code: 12225


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine square copy, the binding very lightly rubbed at the extremities, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed at the extremities and price-clipped to the front flap. An attractive example of a notoriously difficult book to obtain in collectable condition.

Sylvia Plath's pseudonymously published semi-autobiographical novel. Not published in America until 1971 and now considered a literary classic. (Tabor A4 a1).

Price: £6750.00 Stock code: 12220
 


 
Author / Artist: Plath, Sylvia
Publisher: London: Faber & Faber.

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent fine, clean and tight copy, the binding square and unfaded, the contents clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has tiny chips at the spine tips, some toning at the edges, and unusually is without fading to the spine. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 12324


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles and illustration in brown to the upper board, brown titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding clean and square, the blue cloth with some white flecks to the bottom of the upper board. The contents are very lightly spotted to the prelims otherwise clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little darkened to the spine and panel edges but is otherwise clean and without loss. Not price-clipped (3/6 net to the front flap). An attractive example.

5000 copies printed.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 12291
 


 
Author / Artist: Ronald Searl
Publisher: Paris: Michel Cassé

First edition. Signed limited edition. 9 captioned colour lithographs, title page and limitation page, on loose folded leaves, housed in marbled paper slipcase, as issued. 15 x 12 cms. Some offsetting of the lithographs otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Limited to only 50 copies, this copy marked Hors Commerce and signed by Ronald Searle and the publisher Michel Cassé on the limitation page.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12310


First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's illustrated card covers (a paperback original). A lovely fine clean and tight copy.

A fabulous association copy, inscribed by the author before publication to Liz Calder "To Liz / with love / from Salman / (and how strange it feels for / it not to be your book...) / 9.12.86 [Rushdie has circled Jonathan Cape Ltd and added] and I'm furious [underlined twice] about this". With a typed letter signed by Liz Calder [Rushdie's editor and publisher at Victor Gollancz and later Jonathan Cape] talking about her relationship and experience with the author.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 12229
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few short closed tears to the extremities but is without loss or repair. Loosely laid in is an original playbill for "Pygmalion - A Romance", the first production of Bolton Little Theatre in October 1932. The playbill is in very good condition although folded in four. An excellent example. scarce in this condition.

This volume contains the first printing of Pygmalion. The play was the later filmed twice, the first in 1938 starring and directed by Leslie Howard and more famously in 1964 under the title My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, directed by George Cukor.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 12342


First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine clean and square copy, the binding lightly bumped at the spine tips and corners. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps, with some offsetting to the endpapers and a little spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a short closed tear to the top of the rear panel and is without loss or repair. An attractive example.

Price: £180.00 Stock code: 12341
 


 

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

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 12348


Pencil, pen and ink on paper. The image features Mole relaxing on the river bank, under the shade of some dock-leaves. The image measures 12 x 17 cm on a sheet measuring 16.5 x 26 cm. Signed with initials bottom right. Inscribed by the artist in pencil beneath the mount with the illustration title, book title and [incorrect] page number.

The illustration appears on page 152 of the 1931 first Shepard illustrated edition of "The Wind in the Willows" in the chapter "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn". Exhibited: Chris Beetles, Ltd., The British Art of Illustration 1800-1998, number 571.

Price: £19500.00 Stock code: 12241
 


 

Ten original drawings and autograph title page. Pencil and pastel on paper. From the collection and with the bookplate of the artist's major patron Pickford Waller. A series of ten original drawings, each measuring 28 x 22 cms each signed with initials to bottom edge. Each drawing housed in a folding card sleeve, all twelve pieces contained in a later quarter calf and blue cloth folding box with title label stamped in gilt to the upper board.

The

Price: £12500.00 Stock code: 12311


First edition thus. Signed by Tom Stoppard and Diana Rigg. The original theatre program for Night and Day at the Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London. The production starred Diana Rigg and John Thaw. A fine copy in stapled card covers.

Signed on the upper cover in blue ink by Tom Stoppard and Diana Rigg, scarce thus.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 12305
 


 
Author / Artist: Stout, Rex
Publisher: London: Cassell and Company Ltd.

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding is clean and square with light rubbing at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the exceptionally fine Eric Fraser illustrated dustwrapper which is entirely without tears, repair or restoration. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. An extraordinary example. Rare.

Price: £3500.00 Stock code: 12218


Author / Artist: Thomas, Edward
Publisher: London: Duckworth & Co.

First edition, first issue. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean with light bumping at the extremities. The contents are lightly spotted at the text block edge otherwise clean throughout. Frontispiece and tissue guard present as called for. Pencil previous owner's name to the front free endpaper and small book label to the front pastedown.

The author's [autobiographical] only novel.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 12314
 


 

First edition. Containing Edward Thomas' previously unpublished first poem "Up In The Winds". Publisher's original printed card covers. A very good, the covers lightly rubbed and creased at the extremities with a little darkening at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and with a previous owner's small book label to the reverse of the upper cover. One small ink correction and two marginal lines in an unknown hand.

In addition to the first publication of Edward Thomas' poem there are several memorials in verse and prose, the decorations by James Guthrie.

Price: £130.00 Stock code: 12315


First edition. Publisher's yellow buckram with gilt titles to the spine. A very good or better copy, the binding square and a little dusty and marked. The contents with decorations and borders printed in blue, wood engraved initials and colophon ornament printed in red are printed on vellum and clean throughout. Previous owner's pencil signature to the front free endpaper and two small book labels to the front pastedown.

Limited to 275 copies of which this is numbered 83.

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 12313
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's grey paper covered boards, black buckram spine with printed paper label to the upper board. A superb near fine clean and tight copy, the fragile spine with a little fraying to the edge but without loss. The pages are very lightly spotted at the text block edge otherwise clean and bright throughout. A collection of poems in memory of Edward Thomas.

Inscribed by the publisher James Guthrie in black ink on the front free endpaper "To Wm Gray / from James Guthrie. / March 1946". Limited to 150 copies.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 12312


Second edition. (Seventh impression overall). Illustrated by the author in colour and black and white. Original green cloth with blue titles and illustration to the upper and lower boards and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and clean, the cloth with some ghosting of the dustwrapper illustration to the spine. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little darkened and spotted to the extremities. Not price-clipped (9s. 6d net to the front flap) and with the correct seventh impression statement. An attractive example.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 12289
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original illustrated paper-covered boards in dustwrapper. A beautiful fine, clean and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and creased at the top of the spine. Not price-clipped. A very attractive example.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 12318


First edition with these illustrations. Signed Limited Edition. With a new foreword by Tomlinson, 7 woodcut plates and 11 head and tail pieces by Clare Leighton. Original green buckram with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. An excellent fine clean, square and tight copy, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and toned dustwrapper. A lovely copy.

Numbered 135 of 515 copies and signed by H. M. Tomlinson on the limitation page.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 12337
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. A fine clean, square and tight copy in the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Signed by David Walliams in black ink on the front free endpaper.

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 12355


First UK edition. Original green cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An outstanding presentation copy from Warhol to his literary agent (who's idea the book was) and with 20 original soup can drawings throughout. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy in the fine original dustwrapper. "The Philosophy" was ghost-written by Warhol's frequent collaborator, Pat Hackett and the magazine editor Bob Colacello. The book was actually the idea of Warhol's literary agent Roz Cole (the details of which are remembered in Bob Colacello's 1990 memoir "Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up") with much of the material drawn from taped interviews made especially for this project.

The ultimate copy thus inscribed around a large souper douper soup can drawing "To Roz Honey / with all my love / Andy Warhol / Lon. Nov 1975" and overleaf [another soup can drawing] "who made this all possible - aw". With original soup can drawings throughout the book, many "Love Soup" inscribed to Roz, ending with a full page "Campbells London Soup" to the rear endpaper all of which are signed or initialled.

Price: £17500.00 Stock code: 12309
 


 
Author / Artist: Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall.

First edition, first printing. Three volumes. Signed by the author. Each volume bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and tight set, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrappers which are very lightly faded to the red spines. None of the dustwrappers are price-clipped. A very attractive and uniform set.

The first volume, Men At Arms, is signed by Evelyn Waugh in blue ink underneath his printed name on the title page.

Price: £3750.00 Stock code: 12219


Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Arthur C. Pearson Limited.

First edition. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and without fading, the gilt remaining sharp. Minor bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and clean throughout. Two page publisher's catalogue to the rear. The hinges remain firm. An exceptional example, very uncommon in this fresh condition.

Price: £4500.00 Stock code: 12234
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: Methuen & Co.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. A beautiful very near fine copy, the binding square with a little bumping at the spine tips, the cloth fresh, clean and entirely unfaded. The contents are complete, clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Publisher's catalogue to the rear dated March 1897.

A superb example.

Price: £950.00 Stock code: 12238


Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: George Newnes Limited.

First UK edition, first printing. Primary binding. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. With twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Claude Shepperson. A very fine copy. The binding is square and tight, the cloth clean and unfaded. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and spotlessly clean and bright throughout.

A stunning copy.

Price: £2250.00 Stock code: 12236
 


 
Author / Artist: Wells, H. G.
Publisher: London: George Bell and Sons.

First edition, first printing. Primary binding. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. With sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael. A lovely near fine copy. The binding is square and tight with a little bumping at the spine tips and corners. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and other than some spotting to the text block edge, clean throughout.

A very attractive example.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 12237


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with beige titles and pictorial onlay to the upper board and beige titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Black and white frontispiece and 7 further plates from photographs by the author. Marginal line-drawings by J. R. Sinclair in blue to every page. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the worn dustwrapper which is missing the bottom portion of the upper cover and has a few tears at the extremities. Uncommon in the dustwrapper.

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 12300
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. Illustrated with woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. A better than very good copy, the binding a little rubbed at the extremities with some darkening to the white portions of the illustration. The spine remains clean and firm without tears. The contents are complete and without previous inscriptions or stamps. A few of the pages carelessly opened by the publisher resulting in small chips and associated short closed tears to the bottom edge (not affecting any text or illustration. There is light offsetting opposite a couple of the illustrations as usual, otherwise unusually clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

1000 copies printed. A collection of eight short stories: A Haunted House; A Society; Monday or Tuesday; An Unwritten Novel; The String Quartet; Blue and Green; Kew Gardens; The Mark on the Wall. Six of the stories are published in this volume for the first time; both The Mark on the Wall (1917) and Kew Gardens (1919) had been published previously. (Kirkpatrick A5a; Woolmer 17).

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 12322

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