Trunks dispatched full of treasures to tempt and delight ahead of next week's New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (Booth E39), we have compiled a list below, of the newly acquired items we couldn't squeeze in.
As always, further details and images of any item are available by request or on our website.
Thanks for looking.
All best,
James Hallgate

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First edition, first printing. Publisher's yellow cloth with titles and illustration in blue and black to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth with a little mottling to the bottom edge. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Other than light spotting to the text block edge, the pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is nicked and creased to the tips of the faded spine. Not price-clipped (8s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14472
 


 

First UK edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a hint of spotting to the top edge of the text block are otherwise clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed original dustwrapper which is a little toned at the panel edges but remains entirely without fading to the red lettering on the spine. Not price-clipped (30s net to the front flap). An attractive example.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14475


First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original grey cloth illustrated in blue, brown and green to the upper board and with titles in gilt to the spine. With eight full page colour illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth clean and the gilt bright. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All of the illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition and the text pages are clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 14463
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive better than very good copy, the binding firm, bright and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny nicks at the spine tips and some toning to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the front flap).

A Miss Marple mystery.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14474


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth with a little fading at the spine tips. The contents, with a previous owner's name and date to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few small chips at the spine tips, a couple of closed tears and some toning to the spine and panel edges. Not price-clipped (8/6 net to the bottom of the spine). Scarce.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14422
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's name and date to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is chipped to the tips and edges of the darkened spine, with some toning and a few marks to the panel edges. Not price-clipped (8/6net to the front flap). A scarce title.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14432


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few tiny chips at the spine tips and some toning or spotting to the spine and panel edges. Not price-clipped (8/6 net to the front flap).

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14423
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth bright and without fading. The contents are toned and spotted to the text block edge otherwise they are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is darkened to the spine and spotted to the panel edges and has a very small hole to the bottom edge of the rear panel. Not price-clipped (9/- net to the front flap).

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14424


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1966

First edition, first impression, first state. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in the first state dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little dusty. Not price-clipped.

The correct first state dustwrapper priced 10s 6d net to the front flap. [Gilbert A14a.]

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14429
 


 

First edition thus. First paperback edition. Original pictorial card covers. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing very light rubbing and a tiny crease to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and other than the habitual tanning of the text block, clean and bright throughout. Without previous owner's names or stamps.

Price: £15.00 Stock code: 14428


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy without inscriptions or stamps, in the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£11.95 net to the front flap).

Gardner's eighth novel featuring Ian Fleming's 007, James Bond.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14427
 


 
Author / Artist: Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1950

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine pictorial dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and creased at the spine tips and with a single short closed tear to the upper right corner of the front panel. Not price-clipped (9s. 6d. net to the front flap). An attractice example.

The UK edition is the true first edition, preceding the US printing.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 14476


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in the George Adamson illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated in black and white throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages, just the occasional isolated foxing spot or finger mark to the margins. Complete with the lightly worn dustwrapper which has a closed tear at the top right of the upper panel (not affecting the illustration) and some surface scuffing and creasing to the flap edges. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). Scarce, despite a print-run of 6000 copies, the majority seemingly went into the library system.

[Sagar & Tabor A17].

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 14414
 


 
Author / Artist: Hughes, Ted
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1977

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original black cloth with titles in gilt and red to the spine, in the Leonard Baskin illustrated dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with some spotting to the prelims and text block edge are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and toned dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£4.50 to the front flap).

Signed by Ted Hughes in blue ink on the front free endpaper.

Price: £220.00 Stock code: 14415


First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Publisher's black paper-covered boards with grey cloth spine lettered in black, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Fay Godwin throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the price-clipped photographically illustrated dustwrapper which has a single closed tear and some linear surface indentations to the upper panel.

[Sagar and Tabor A60b.1] One of 3000 copies of the preferred hardcover, issued simultaneously with the paperback issue.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14418
 


 

First edition thus. Limited issue. Thick octavo. Publisher's original orange paper-covered boards, dark blue cloth spine with titles in gilt against a red background. Housed in the original dark blue cloth and burgundy paper slipcase. A lovely fine, clean and square copy.

This posthumous collection includes nearly two hundred previously uncollected poems. Limited to 200 copies of which this is number 33.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 14413


Author / Artist: MacKenzie, Compton
Publisher: London: Martin Secker, 1915

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in black to the upper board and spine, in the T. Derrick illustrated dustwrapper. Top edge blue. A very good or better copy, the binding clean, firm and square, the contents spotted to the endpapers and text block edge are without previous owner' inscriptions or stamps. Four page publisher's catalogue to the rear. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked with small chips at the extremities and a couple of short closed tears.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14460
 


 

First edition, first printing with these illustrations. Publisher's original brown decorated in gilt and green with titles and illustration in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with eight tissue-guarded photogravure plates and three half-tone illustrations by Jessie M. King. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm showing only light rubbing and a little fraying at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a neat ink inscription to the front endpaper and some spotting to the text block edge and the plates throughout.

The first printing of this Jessie M. King illustrated edition with the dated title page, decorated binding and gilt top edge.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14453


Volume II of this early and important Graffiti magazine. Signed by SEEN who features on the front cover. Four pages, illustrated throughout, printed in black and white on gloss white paper. Light creasing at the extremities otherwise a fine copy.

Launched in 1987, Ghetto Art ran for six issues, becoming Can Control Magazine which went on to set the standard for high quality full colour international Graffiti publications. All of the Ghetto Art issues are scarce due to their ephemeral nature, this copy is made all the more desirable for being signed in black ink on the upper cover by "Godfather of Graffiti" SEEN who also inscribes "Da Bronx Bomber".

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14477
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with titles in red to the spine, lacking the dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and tight, the spine ever so lightly rolled. The cloth is clean and bright showing only light fading to small portions of the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Other than a previous owner's inscription to the front endpaper the text block is very clean throughout and without spotting. A fresh example, scarce thus.

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 14452


First edition, first printing with these illustrations. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Dark green topstain. Illustrated with 13 colour plates, each with a tissue guard and 53 black and white drawings by Arthur Rackham throughout the text. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing only light rubbing and bumping to the spine tips, the cloth clean and the gilt bright. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. The pages are spotted to the endpapers and margins and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All of the colour plates are present as called for and in fine condition. An attractive example.

Price: £220.00 Stock code: 14465
 


 

First edition, first printing with Rackham illustrations. Original red cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 16 tipped in tissue guarded colour plates, a further 8 full page colour plates and black and white drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. An excellent near fine copy, the red cloth boards very fresh and entirely unfaded, the gilt very bright having been protected by the dustwrapper. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Other than some spotting to the text block edge, the pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All of the colour plates are present (although mispaginated as in all copies of the trade edition we have examined) and in fine condition with no creasing. Complete with the very good dustwrapper which is nicked with short closed tears at the spine tips and darkened to the spine and panel edges. All in all an excellent example, uncommon complete with the original illustrated dustwrapper.

Price: £480.00 Stock code: 14464


Four volumes. Full contemporary calf by Bicker and Sons with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles in gilt on red and green morocco labels to the spine. Gilt armorial stamp of Felsted School to the upper board of each volume. Marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece. With 66 illustrations by various artists selected from the Boydell Gallery. A very good, handsome set. The bindings are square and sound with a little rubbing at the extremities. The contents with a prize presentation inscription to the blank front endpaper of volume one are otherwise clean and bright throughout. All illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 14402
 


 

First edition, first printing. The author's own copy. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by the author in colour throughout. A very good or better copy, the fragile binding square and firm with spine intact. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. With only the occasional light finger mark to the margins the pages are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Inscribed by the author in pencil on the front endpaper "Kindly return to / Eileen Soper / Harmer Green / Welwyn, Herts". Complete with the rubbed and slightly nicked pictorial dustwrapper which is lightly creased at the extremities. A scarce title.

The author's own copy of her scarce first solo book. The project was completed in 1945 but due to wartime paper shortages publication was delayed until 1947. Provenance: The Estate of George and Eileen Soper; private UK collection.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14462


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original pictorial laminated boards, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, bright un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.99 to the front flap).

Signed by David Walliams in black ink on the title page, scarce thus. The award winning author's first book for children.

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 14404
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Quentin Blake with black ink wash drawings throughout. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, bright and unfaded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.99 to the front flap).

The award winning author's second book for children.

Price: £90.00 Stock code: 14438


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and the illustrator. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with ink wash drawings by Tony Ross throughout. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and firm just a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.99 to the upper right corner of the front flap). Scarce in double signed state.

Signed by David Walliams and Tony Ross in black ink on the dedication page.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14405
 


 
Author / Artist: Wheatley, Dennis
Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co, 1937

First edition, first issue. Inscribed by the author. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, without dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers to the front and rear. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the red cloth without fading and showing a few minor marks at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete with spotting to the prelims and text block edge. Two publisher's catalogues to the rear: the first is 8 pages advertising Wheatley's previous novels (two pages with a closed tear to the bottom edge) and undated, the second is 38 pages and dated Spring 1937.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "For / Mr Cluey / With the best of / good wishes / from / Dennis Wheatley / Jan 4th 37".

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14461


Author / Artist: Wheatley, Dennis
Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co, 1942

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in the Abbey illustrated dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding firm with a little bumping and a slightly rolled spine. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. The text whilst tanned is otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which is lightly chipped and creased at the extremities and price-clipped to the front flap. A scarce wartime Gregory Sallust novel to find in dustwrapper.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 14473
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth illustrated in black, gold, cream, yellow and blue, titles in gilt to the spine. With 12 full page monotone illustrations by T. M. R. Whitwell. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The text block edges are a little toned otherwise the pages are clean throughout. All plates are present as called for and in fine condition. A decent example in entirely original condition.

Although regarded as a heavily revised version of The Prince and Betty (1912), Psmith Journalist was actually written first, though not published until 1915. The book conforms with all first edition, first state points listed in the McIlvaine bibliography (A15c).

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 14458

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