Some superb presentation copies feature in this recent acquisitions list from William Burroughs (to Alexander Trocchi), Paul McCartney (to Judy Collins); Andy Warhol (to Robert Fraser) and Graham Greene (to John Hampden). We also offer a stunning run of Tove Jansson's Moomin first editions, a first issue of Ian Fleming's The Man With The Golden Gun and a beautiful advance proof copy of Damon Runyon's Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, Guys and Dolls. Some children's and illustrated classics, a nicely bound set of the Bronte sisters' novels and an 18th Century travel book (in presentation state) also feature. To see the full list of recent acquisitions click here.
As always, further details or images of anything listed below are available on our website or by request.
We hope you find something of interest for your collection or perhaps a special gift for a loved one.
With best wishes,

James, Georgina and Monica.

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First edition, first printing of the Hugh Thomson illustrated edition. Original green cloth with titles and peacock design in gilt to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. A very good copy, the binding firm, with some rubbing and a few nicks at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is an illustrated previous owner's inscription to the half title and the odd finger mark to the margins throughout. Small oval stationers blind stamp to the coated front endpaper. An attractive example of the most sought after illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Price: £950.00 Stock code: 14263
 


 
Author / Artist: Barker, Cicely Mary
Publisher: London: Blackie, 1943

Early printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 72 full page colour plates by Cicely Mary Barker. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents entirely complete and clean throughout. A previous owner has tipped in four small items (two to the endpaper and two to the half title), one is a short biography of the author, the other three are fairy illustrations. Complete with the original dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks and short tears to the spine tips and fold corners strengthened to the reverse. The publisher and clipped and re-priced the front flap (8/6net). An attractive example of this beautifully illustrated book.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14252


Complete in six volumes (Tenant of Wildfell Hall bound with Agnes Grey, as issued). With a total of 60 colour illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Beautifully bound in contemporary half blue calf and marbled boards by C. E. Lauriat of Boston. Each volume with five raised bands and elaborate gilt decorated compartments to the spine, the titles in gilt on red and brown leather labels. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A very attractive set, the binding extremities with a little rubbing and and the occasional scuff. The contents, with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Price: £875.00 Stock code: 14239
 


 

First edition thus. Two volumes. Handsome contemporary full calf, upper and lower boards ruled in blind and gilt, the spines with five raised bands, compartments and bands decorated in gilt, gilt titles to brown leather labels. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and page edges. 12 mo. Each volume with an illustrated title page and 4 further illustrations, drawn by Richard Westall and engraved by William Finden. An excellent set, the bindings square and firm with a little rubbing and fading to the extremities, the contents with minor spotting otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

An attractive edition of Burns' Poems and Songs.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14254


First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from William Burroughs to Alexander Trocchi. Also signed by Brion Gysin. Publisher's original green card covers printed in black, in the original dustwrapper. Loosely laid in is a photographic bookmark invitation to William Burroughs' book signing event for this book at La Librairie Anglaise, Paris on 12th December 1962. A very good or better copy, the binding firm and bright, the spine with a slight lean, the contents clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper. An important association copy.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "For Alex Trocchi / a cosmonaute of / inner space in / appreciation of his / accurate maps". Also signed by Brion Gysin in black ink underneath his printed text to the last page. Published and presumably inscribed shortly after their first encounter in 1962 on an aeroplane heading to the Edinburgh Writer's Conference. Burroughs recalls "I'd read Cain's Book , which was one of the early books about heroin addiction, and so we had a lot in common". The two became allies of sort at the conference which turned into an extraordinary stand-off between the old guard and the young turks. Trocchi's announcement that "of what is interesting in the last twenty years or so of Scottish writing, I myself have written it all" incensed poet Hugh MacDiarmid so much that he denounced both Trocchi and Burroughs as "vermin who should never have been invited", later describing Trocchi as "cosmopolitan scum, a writer of no literary consequence whatsoever". Therein a long term and close friendship was born. Burroughs and Trocchi act as paradigms for the life of junk, both inside and outside of their texts. As long-term heroin addicts, Burroughs admired Trocchi's skill with the hypodermic syringe, writing "when I met [Alex] in London, he used to help me shoot up … my veins were gone in my arms. Old Alex could find a vein in a mummy", an intimacy seldom found between two writers.

Price: £4750.00 Stock code: 14225
 


 

First edition, first printing [not published in America]. Inscribed presentation copy from William Burroughs to Alexander Trocchi. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Ian Sommerville illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, with light bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (25s net to the front flap). An important association copy.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "For Alex Trocchi / good friend and / good showman / dead fingers talk / invisible insurrection / William Burroughs". Published and presumably inscribed shortly after their first encounter in 1962 on an aeroplane heading to the Edinburgh Writer's Conference. Burroughs recalls "I'd read Cain's Book , which was one of the early books about heroin addiction, and so we had a lot in common". The two became allies of sort at the conference which turned into an extraordinary stand-off between the old guard and the young turks. Trocchi's announcement that "of what is interesting in the last twenty years or so of Scottish writing, I myself have written it all" incensed poet Hugh MacDiarmid so much that he denounced both Trocchi and Burroughs as "vermin who should never have been invited", later describing Trocchi as "cosmopolitan scum, a writer of no literary consequence whatsoever". Therein a long term and close friendship was born. Burroughs and Trocchi act as paradigms for the life of junk, both inside and outside of their texts. As long-term heroin addicts, Burroughs admired Trocchi's skill with the hypodermic syringe, writing "when I met [Alex] in London, he used to help me shoot up … my veins were gone in my arms. Old Alex could find a vein in a mummy", an intimacy seldom found between two writers.

Price: £4500.00 Stock code: 14224


Contemporary Sangorski and Sutcliffe full morocco binding decorated in blind and with gilt border and corner decorations to the upper and lower board, five raised bands with gilt ruled and decorated compartments to the spine. Gilt ruled inner dentelles and binder's stamp, decorated endpapers. All edges gilt. An excellent example, the binding square and firm with only light rubbing and toning. The contents with light spotting to the prelims are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A superbly presented volume.

Considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14231
 


 

First English edition. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. The text block edges are a little spotted. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the spine. Not price-clipped (16s net to the front flap).

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14241


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

First edition, first printing, first state binding. Original black Linson cloth with gilt stamped gun to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean with a slight lean and the corners sharp, the gilt is brilliant and without the oxidisation often seen. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There are two tiny foxing spots to the vertical edge of the text block otherwise the pages are clean throughout. Complete with the lovely fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap). A superb example of the scarcest Bond title to obtain first impression.

Of the 82,000 copies of the first edition printed only the first 940 copies were issued in this golden gun binding. Nearly the entire 940 copies were shipped to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in advance of publication, which means the majority of copies suffer heavy foxing, oxidisation of the golden gun and general climate related condition issues. This copy has escaped all of those. [Gilbert A13a (1.1 First impression, first issue, first state.)].

Price: £11000.00 Stock code: 14261
 


 
Author / Artist: Greene, Graham
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1961

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent 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 lightly rubbed dustwrapper which remains clean, bright and without loss or tears. Not price-clipped (16 net to the front flap). An excellent example and highly desirable in presentation state.

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper "For John / with love from / Graham". The recipient is John Hampden, close friend of Greene's and prolific editor for numerous publishers, responsible for upwards of 60 collections of short stories and plays.

Price: £1500.00 Stock code: 14240


Author / Artist: Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1937

First UK edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which remains bright, attractive and without repair. An excellent example.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14267
 


 

First edition, first printing. Author's presentation copy. Handsome near contemporary full calf, the upper and lower boards with gilt decorated borders, the spine with five gilt decorated bands and compartments, titles on a red morocco label. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Gilt inner dentelles. Tall 8vo. 306pp + 2pp adverts at the rear. Half title and large folding map. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm with only light rubbing and a few scuffs. The contents are clean and bright throughout. An exceptional example, scarce with the map in fine condition, especially so in presentation state.

Inscribed in ink on the reverse of the half title "From the author".

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14255


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

First edition. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the John Woodcock illustrated dustwrapper. 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, clean and bright dustwrapper which has a hint of rubbing at the top edge of the spine. Not price-clipped (6s. net to the front flap). A lovely example.

Price: £240.00 Stock code: 14265
 


 

First edition, first printing of the first Moomin book. Publisher's original colour illustrated stapled card covers. Illustrated by the author throughout. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A stunning example, scarce in this condition.

Price: £850.00 Stock code: 14248


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated card covers. Illustrated by the author throughout. Text in Swedish. Edges untrimmed, as issued. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright with only a little creasing at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A stunning example of the rarest Moomin book in the series.

The second and rarest (by a country mile) of all of the Moomin titles, and the first appearance of several main Moominvalley characters such as Snufkin and the Snork Maiden.

Price: £2250.00 Stock code: 14249
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated paper-covered boards with burgundy cloth spine titled in black. Illustrated by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm showing just the lightest of rubbing at the extremities, the burgundy spine bright and without fading. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example, seldom encountered thus.

This title was issued simultaneously in Finland and Sweden, this Swedish imprint being number 17 of Robinson böckerna, a series aimed at promoting children's books by Scandinavian authors.

Price: £295.00 Stock code: 14245


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. Illustrated by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright with very light creasing at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example of this very scarce title, seldom encountered in this condition.

The correct first printing of the fourth Moomin book, published in Helsinki by Schildts, the Stockholm printing was issued later in the same year.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14246
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated paper-covered boards with red cloth spine titled in black. Illustrated by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the red spine bright and without fading. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example, seldom encountered thus.

The true first edition published in Helsinki by Schildts preceding the Stockholm printing later in the same year.

Price: £400.00 Stock code: 14244


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine titled in black. Illustrated throughout by the author. Text in Swedish. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the blue cloth bright and without fading. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example, seldom encountered thus.

A collection of nine Moomin stories comprising: Vårvisan (The Spring Tune); En hemsk historia (A Tale of Horror); Filifjonkan som trodde på katastrofer (The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters); Historien om den sista draken i världe (The Last Dragon in the World); Hemulen som älskade tystnad (The Hemulen Who Loved Silence); Berättelsen om det osynliga barnet (The Invisible Child); Hatifnattarnas hemlighet (The Secret of the Hattifatteners); Cedric (Cedric); Granen (The Fir Tree).

Price: £265.00 Stock code: 14251
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated card covers. Illustrated by the author throughout. Text in Swedish. Edges untrimmed, as issued. A superb fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example.

The seventh book in the Moomin series.

Price: £285.00 Stock code: 14250


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated boards. Text in Swedish. Illustrated by the author throughout. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

The ninth and final book in the Moomin series.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14247
 


 
Author / Artist: Kitchin, C. H. B.
Publisher: London: Peter Davies, 1960

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original red cloth with gilt titles on the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine square and clean copy. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a small hole to the upper panel. Not price-clipped (16s net to the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper "For Marie, with many good wishes / from Clifford / April '60". Consistent with all presentation copies we have seen and handled, this copy has autograph corrections in blue ink to the text in five places (all correcting Aunt Alice to Aunt Violet).

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14268


First American edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation from Paul McCartney to Grammy award winning singer / songwriter and social activist Judy Collins. Publisher's pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine square and tight copy, in the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped ($19.99 to the upper right front flap). A lovely example of the Paul McCartney's book for children, with an exceptional association. Genuine presentation copies from the former Beatle are rare in commerce.

Inscribed by Paul McCartney in purple ink on the half title "To Judy / lots of love / Paul xxx". Also signed by Judy Collins in purple ink at the top of the half title.

Price: £1500.00 Stock code: 14222
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's paper covered boards with Lucian Freud design, black cloth spine with titles in bronze, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Lucian Freud with 6 full page plates, two of which are in colour and numerous drawings throughout the text (one in colour). An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the endpapers otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which remains entirely without loss or tears and with some spotting to the upper panel and flap edges. A superior example of the first publication to feature Lucian Freud illustrations (published in the same year as his first solo exhibition).

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14269


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with black titles to the spine, in the Boris Artzybasheff illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped ($2.50 to the upper front flap). A beautiful example.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 14237
 


 

First Rackham edition. Signed limited edition. Bound in the publisher's original quarter vellum, with gilt borders titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with a tipped in colour frontispiece (complete with tissue guard), three double-page silhouette illustrations with colour, fourteen single-page silhouettes (including one in colour that is not included in the trade edition), and thirty-six silhouette illustrations throughout the text. Illustrated endpapers. The title page is printed with black and white and colour illustrations. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with a some toning to the boards and a little dustiness of the spine. The contents are clean throughout and free from previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There are no loose, torn or creased pages with all illustrations present as called for and in fine condition. An attractive example of this beautifully illustrated gift book.

Signed by Arthur Rackham to the limitation page and numbered 113. Of the total limited edition of 850 copies, 525 were printed on English handmade paper and 325 (300 for sale) on Japanese Vellum. This copy in the most desirable state being one of the 325 on Japanese Vellum.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 14234


Author / Artist: Ransome, Arthur
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1937

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean, square and firm, the contents with the faint spotting to the prelims otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little darkened to the spine and spotted to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (priced 7s. 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example.

Price: £240.00 Stock code: 14266
 


 

Advance proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Publisher's cream card covers, faintly ink stamped with the title to the upper wrapper, in the Arthur Hawkins illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding firm and square, the contents entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Publisher's ink stamp "Pub'n Date Aug 20 1931" to the front blank and a little spotting to the top edge of the text block. Complete with the pictorial dustwrapper which is attached at the spine, as issued. With only some light creasing and darkening at the extremities and a few tiny nicks at the spine tips the notoriously fragile dustwrapper remains in excellent original condition. The price is clipped from the front corner of the upper wrapper (presumably by the publisher before the advance copy was sent out). Housed in a blue cloth collectors case. A remarkable survival, rare in this format.

A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Price: £11500.00 Stock code: 14262


Author / Artist: Thatcher, Margaret
Publisher: London: Harper Collins, 1993

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£25.00 net to the front flap).

Signed by Margaret Thatcher in blue ink on the title page.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14253
 


 

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 fine original dustwrapper which has a single tiny closed tear to the top edge of upper panel. Not price-clipped. A lovely copy.

(Hammond & Anderson A6a).

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14257


First edition, first printing. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm showing some rubbing to the extremities and fading to the spine. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example.

The fragile nature of the binding on the first edition means that most copies suffer from heavy wear and scuffing, this copy showing lighter wear than usual. In later printings the binding colour was changed to incorporate a white spine and panel edges with a heavier lamination to prevent the wear issues of the first. (Hammond & Anderson A9a).

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14258
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by Caroline Holden throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the text block edges toned as always although lightly in this case. There is a previous owner's inscription to the front endpaper otherwise the pages are clean throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£4.95 to the front flap). An excellent example of the author's first book, and a classic which went very quickly into reprint.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14264


First edition. Limited edition, signed by Dalton Trumbo. Publisher's original stapled white card covers, printed in black. A very near fine copy, the binding firm with light toning at the cover extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.

Limited to 750 of which this is number 251 and signed by Dalton Trumbo in red ink to the inside of the upper cover. American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten, refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the committee's investigation into Communist influences in the motion picture industry. He went from being one of Hollywood's highest paid screenwriters to being blacklisted and forced to work clandestinely, producing work under many different pseudonyms. His uncredited work won two Academy Awards for Roman Holiday (1953) and The Brave One (1956). This publication is the author's analysis of the conviction of the 14 California Smith Act defendants. In November 2015 the Jay Roach directed motion picture "Trumbo" was released with Bryan Cranston in the lead. For his portrayal of Trumbo, Cranston was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (won by Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant).

Price: £230.00 Stock code: 14232
 


 

First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with illustration in black, red and brown to the upper board. Three colour pictorial title page and 21 full page black and white drawings by Louis Wain each opposite a verse. A genuinely very good example of this notoriously fragile production. The binding is square and firm with light rubbing and bumping at the extremities, the contents are firmly bound and without loose or torn pages. Other than the occasional finger mark to the margins the pages remain clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Light glue stains to the corners of the gutter of the slightly offset front endpaper. An excellent example of this large format Louis Wain picture book.

Verses include: Shopping; The Naughty Fishes; Tabby and Tommy at Work; Tommy and Tabby at Play; Peter at the Seaside; Peter Bathing; Peter's Pussie's Party; Peter at the Barber's The Disobedient Kitten; Just out of my Bath; Indigestion; Waiting for a Bite; A Bite at Last; The Musician; Who threw that Boot?; A Kitten Brave and Bold; A Wonderful Story; The Club Match; Well Stopped, Sir!; The Lodging-House Cat; A Christmas Toast.

Price: £575.00 Stock code: 14233


First UK edition, first printing. An exceptional association copy. Inscribed by Warhol, with an original drawing. Original green cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding firm and square with some bumping and a little staining at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout with light toning at the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a few light marks to the spine.

Inscribed in black marker around a full page drawing of a Campbell's Pea soup can "To Robert F / with love / Andy Warhol / London 1975". The recipient is Warhol's London art dealer and pivotal figure in the London cultural scene of the mid sixties and beyond Robert Fraser. Having networked the New York and Los Angeles art scene "Groovy Bob" (as Terry Southern nicknamed him, the two being introduced by Dennis Hopper) established the Robert Fraser Gallery at 69 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square in London. He was one of the first, indeed the only gallery to exhibit Pop Art in both its home-grown and imported American varieties in London at that time. In doing so the gallery (and his Mayfair flat) became London and Europe's unrivalled, hip art emporium and the foci of a "jet-set" salon of pop stars, artists, writers and other celebrities which included The Beatles (Paul McCartney has described him as "one of the most influential people of the London Sixties scene"), The Rolling Stones, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, William Burroughs, J. Paul Getty, Marianne Faithfull, The Kray Twins, Kenneth Anger, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Malcolm McLaren, Andy Warhol to name but a few. A master at assembling exhibitions and with impeccable taste, Fraser was however notoriously irresponsible on the business side, often neglecting or unable to pay the artists he represented. Following a six month imprisonment with hard labour for possession of narcotics in a drugs raid at Keith Richards' home and increasing substance abuse, the gallery finally folded in mid 1969. Fraser left the UK and spent the early part of the 1970s in India, returning to London several years later and making regular visits to New York whilst working as a private art dealer. His cutting edge sensibility never left him, persuading London's Victoria and Albert Museum to acquire works by graphics artist Jamie Reid, who had designed the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks album cover and in 1983 opening a new London gallery promoting the work of young New Yorkers Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Who art directed and suggested Peter Blake to illustrate the album cover for Sgt Pepper? Who after talking with Paul McCartney about a logo for the Beatles' new record label discreetly left a small, framed picture of an apple by René Magritte on his table? Who was handcuffed to Mick Jagger in the back of the car in the famous Redlands party drug bust? (illustrated Richard Hamilton "Swingeing London '67(a))"; Who sponsored the 1966 exhibition by Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery, where she first met John Lennon? Robert Fraser (13 August 1937 - 27 January 1986) "knew everyone in the world at one point" (Jim Dine). Provenance: Robert Fraser (gift from Andy Warhol); Jaime Wilson; Christopher Wortley.

Price: £3750.00 Stock code: 14243
 


 
Author / Artist: White, T. H.
Publisher: London: Collins, 1958

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is a touch toned to the spine and rear panel. Not price-clipped (25s net to the front flap). A lovely example, seldom encountered in this condition.

This is the first complete edition of T. H. White's Arthurian epic, containing four novels. The Sword In The Stone has two new chapters added to that of the 1938 edition; The Witch In The Wood has been re-written and renamed The Queen Of Air Darkness, The Ill-Made Knight is largely unaltered and The Candle In The Wind is published here for the first time.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 14238


First edition, first printing. Publisher's review copy. Original green boards with black cloth spine, titles in silver, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Publisher's typed and printed review slip loosely laid in. Complete with the fine, bright and unfaded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped ($8.95 to the upper front flap).

A lovely example of the true first edition of the author's Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novel.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 14236
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's beige covers with titles in brown to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb very fine tight copy, clean inside and out and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Not a remaindered copy [without spray to the bottom edge]. An as new example.

The fifth book in the Amber Saga.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14235

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