Despite the distractions of the Football World Cup (not coming home), Wimbledon Tennis (not this year either) and Tour De France (looking doubtful for Froome), work starting on fitting out our new retail premises (at last!), uncharacteristically beautiful weather and my children finishing school for the summer holidays, we have managed to maintain a modicum of discipline in the acquisitions and cataloguing department, a selection from which we offer below. Non-fiction features strongly with a landmark medical text, a small selection of Suffragette material and a handful of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks. We offer art from Banksy and David Hockney, a couple of Len Deighton titles with scarce ephemera included, books signed by J. G. Ballard, John Fowles, R. D. Wingfield and David Walliams, and illustrated titles from Florence Harrison, Claire Leighton and Mervyn Peake.
As always further details and a full list of recent acquisitions are available by request or by clicking through to our website.
With best wishes,
James Hallgate

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First edition with these illustrations. Signed by John Fowles. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 10 full page colour illustrations by Ian Beck. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents very lightly spotted to the edge of the text block are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine dustwrapper which is lightly creased at the extremities. Not price-clipped (£12.95 to the front flap).

Signed by John Fowles in blue ink at the conclusion to his afterword.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 14839


First edition in English, first printing. Hardcover edition. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original pictorial dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and darkened at the extremities. An excellent example in the uncommon dustwrapper.

The original German edition was published in Leipzig in 1915. A fantasy novel which offers an alternative ending to the war.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14901


First edition thus. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent very near 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 which has a corner crease at the top of the front flap. Not price-clipped (£8.50 net to the front flap).

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14820


Author / Artist: Ballard, J. G.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1987

First UK edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original black cloth with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. A 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 (£10.95 to the front flap).

Signed by J. G. Ballard in black ink on the title page.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14849


Author / Artist: Ballard, J. G.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1984

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps, the text block lightly toned and spotted at the extreme edge. Complete with the fine second state dustwrapper (with six reviews to the rear panel as opposed to two of the first state). Not price-clipped (£8.95 to the front flap).

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 14854


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original brown paper covered boards and black cloth spine with titles in gilt, in the Janet Woolley illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white plates. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine bright original dustwrapper which has a few foxing spots to the flaps. Not price-clipped (£5.95 to the front flap).

Signed by J. G. Ballard in blue ink on the title page.

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 14850


Author / Artist: Banksy (b.1975)
Publisher: London: Pictures on Walls, 2003

Silkscreen on wove paper. Measuring 35 x 98.5 cms. A fine example with full margins. Framed and glazed.

Number 337 of 500 copies. With the requisite Pest Control certificate of authenticity.

Price: £8000.00 Stock code: 14812


First edition with these illustrations, first printing. Illustrated with 12 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white line drawings by Debra McFarlane. Publisher's blue buckram with silver and red lettering and illustration to the upper board and spine, in the card slipcase. Blue top-stain. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated Peter Pan, very much in the style of the Golden Age illustrators.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14887


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with strip of offsetting to the endpaper are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is entirely without loss and has a couple of closed tears at the folds. Not price-clipped (7s 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example.

The seventeenth adventure of The Famous Five.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14824


Author / Artist: Brandon, John G.
Publisher: London: Wright and Brown, 1942

First edition. Publisher's original red / orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in the G. P. Micklewright illustrated dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing light rubbing and fading to the extreme edges of the boards, the contents whilst toned due to the pulp paper used in production are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the scarce dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked with small chips at the bottom of the spine and bottom right corner of the upper panel. An attractive example of a seldom encountered title.

Price: £120.00 Stock code: 14892


First edition, first printings. Six volumes. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrappers. Each volume is in excellent condition, the bindings clean, square and firm, the pages spotted to the edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original lightly rubbed dustwrappers which are without loss or tears. Not price-clipped. An attractive set.

Price: £195.00 Stock code: 14905


First illustrated edition, first printing (contemporaneous with the Cassell first edition). Four volumes. Publisher's original blue cloth, with gilt titles and borders to the upper board and spine. Red leather title labels. Blue top-stain. An excellent very near fine, clean, square and tight set showing only the mildest of rubbing to the binding extremities. The contents are entirely complete, spotlessly clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A beautiful set of the Chartwell edition.

[Cohen A267.2; Woods A138d].

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 14906


First edition. Contemporary full calf, gilt ruled to the upper and lower boards, the spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated compartments, gilt titles to red morocco label. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo. [vii], 521pp. An excellent example, the binding square and firm showing a little scuffing and rubbing at the extremities. The contents, with a contemporary gift inscription to the reverse of the front endpaper and light spotting to the margins are otherwise clean and bright throughout.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14911


First edition. Publisher's original staple bound photocopied typescript pages. Illustrated to both sides of the upper cover. 11pp, [1 blank]. Includes a discography to 1974. An excellent near fine copy of this rare biography of the founder, song writer and guitarist of Pink Floyd. Barrett left the band in 1968, pursuing a solo career until the early 1970's then disappearing from the music industry altogether.

Limited to 400 copies of which this copy is hand numbered 178, but due to the ephemeral nature of production few have survived. No copies listed on Copac or OCLC Worldcat.

Price: £185.00 Stock code: 14889


The 80th edition of the annual Wisden Cricketer's Almanack. Publisher's limp cloth covers printed in black. Six pages of photographic plates. A very good copy, the binding firm with light fraying at the spine tips and edges. The contents are entirely complete, without loose pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Minor curling to page corners and the occasional tiny crease or nick (without loss).

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 14813


The 81st edition of the annual Wisden Cricketer's Almanack. Publisher's limp cloth covers printed in black. Eight pages of photographic plates. A very good copy, the binding firm with light fraying at the spine tips and edges. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Minor curling to page corners and the occasional tiny crease.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14814


Hardcover issue of the 82nd edition of the annual Wisden Cricketer's Almanack. Publisher's brown cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Eight pages of photographic plates. A slightly better than very good copy, the binding firm and square, the gilt to the upper board intact, the gilt to the spine rubbed. There are a few small marks to the bottom left of the upper board otherwise the cloth remains clean. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A decent example in entirely original condition of this scarce hardcover.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14815


Author / Artist: Dahl, Road
Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1961

Uncorrected proof copy of this expanded and revised collection of short stories. Publisher's tan card covers printed in black. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing light rubbing, creasing and toning to the extremities and with the publisher's hand written publication date to the top edge of the upper cover. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Very scarce in proof state.

This expanded edition of the Edgar Award winner includes all of the stories previously published in 1953 and adds two new ones.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14895


First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout. An excellent very near 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 which has been clipped and re-priced to the front flap by the publisher. Laid in are the full set of six postcards and the original 7" floppy record (introduced by Len Deighton) which at the time of publication were available from the publisher for a fee of £1.00. Very scarce in this complete form.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 14851


Author / Artist: Deighton, Len
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1978

First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Dark red top-stain, as issued. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which is a little toned at the extremities with some faint spotting to the flap edges. Not price-clipped (£4.95 to the front flap). Loosely laid in is the publisher's original promotional spoof book of stamps, made in facsimile of a genuine 1941 booklet of 18 in three denominations, each featuring the head of Adolf Hitler (as featured on the dustjacket upper panel and front flap corner). Interspersed are adverts for Deighton's Airshipwreck alongside seemingly contemporary war-time notices. The book, as you know is common in first edition, the booklet of stamps however, are genuinely scarce (apparently Royal Mail had a sense of humour failure resulting in a recall and destruction order).

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 14873


First American edition. Signed limited edition. Publisher's green cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Housed in the snug original green cloth slipcase.

Limited to 250 copies of which this is numbered 27 and signed by Len Deighton in black to the limitation page. This edition publishes a new introduction by Len Deighton for the first time.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14853


First edition in book form. Two volumes, bound in one. Handsome nineteenth century tree calf by Mansell, gilt ruled to the upper and lower boards with decorative corner pieces. Five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles on red and black morocco labels to the spine. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 40 plates, twenty in each volume by Marcus Stone. With the engraved title page and 3pp postscript. Bound without the adverts. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with some rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a small 1938 gift inscription to the reverse of the front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. A very attractive example.

With all of the issue points called for in Smith (vol I; 15).

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 14912


Author / Artist: Dickens, Charles
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1870

First edition of Edwin Drood, early printing of the first collected edition of The Christmas Books. Handsome nineteenth century tree calf by Mansell, gilt ruled to the upper and lower boards with decorative corner pieces. Five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles on red and black morocco labels to the spine. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The Mystery of Edwin Drood with portrait frontispiece, engraved title page and 12 illustrations by S. L. Fildes. 190pp.; The Christmas Books with illustrations by Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel, half title, 465pp. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with some rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a small 1938 gift inscription to the reverse of the front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. A very attractive example.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14914


Early printing, in the same format as the 1850 first edition. Handsome nineteenth century tree calf by Mansell, gilt ruled to the upper and lower boards with decorative corner pieces. Five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles on red and black morocco labels to the spine. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. 8vo, 624pp. Engraved title page, frontispiece and 39 plates by H. K. Browne. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with some rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a small 1938 gift inscription to the reverse of the front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. A very attractive example.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14915


Author / Artist: Faulks, Sebastian
Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 2001

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in 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 original dustwrapper which retains the Hatchards "Signed copy" wraparound band. Not price-clipped (£16.99 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in black ink on the title page.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 14838


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1957

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with titles and rose design in silver and red to the upper board and spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is without loss or tears and without the heavy browning often associated with this title. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example.

The fifth James Bond novel.

Price: £3250.00 Stock code: 14896


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

First edition, first impression. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. Green patterned endpapers. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents very slightly toned or spotted to the edge of the text block are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which remains bright and attractive with a single piece of archival tape to the reverse at the head of the spine. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap).

[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: £175.00 Stock code: 14823


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

First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated 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 (with the publisher's later price-sticker over the printed price of 10s 6d net to the front flap). A beautiful example.

[Gilbert A14].

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 14855


First paperback edition. Original pictorial card covers. Illustrated in colour and ink wash by John Burningham throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm showing only light wear to the extremities without loss. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 14900


First edition. Deluxe Issue. Signed by the author. Elegant quarter vellum binding with gilt ornament and coloured endpapers, in keeping with The Complete Works of Ian Fleming (Queen Anne Press, 2008). The design is inspired by the original special edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Jonathan Cape, 1963). Royal quarto, with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Top edge gilt. In the original glassine dustwrapper, and the publisher's gilt stamped original slipcase.

Limited edition of 250 copies, this being numbered 61 and signed in blue ink by Jon Gilbert on the limitation page at the rear. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. The Limited edition sold out prior to publication. Winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14898


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The spine is very slightly rolled. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which remains clean and bright and without loss or tears, just very light creasing at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (£5.25 to the front flap).

The fourth book in the Lovejoy series.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14886


First editionin book form, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£10.95 to the front flap).

A collection of 16 short stories featuring Detective Patrick Petrella, all of which have appeared in the 1950s and 60s in magazine form.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14893


Author / Artist: Goddard, Robert
Publisher: London: Robert Hale, 1986

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent fine, square and firm copy, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£10.95 to the front flap).

The author's first book.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14843


First edition. Signed by David Hockney. Two volumes in the original card slipcase. Blue half-leather binding with marbled boards, accompanied by an illustrated booklet in white card covers. A facsimile of the artist's sketchbook from his visit to Martha's Vineyard. The images are in monochrome and colour. Both are fine copies in the lightly rubbed and worn but solid card case, as issued.

Signed in pencil to the front endpaper of the Sketch Book and in black ink on the endpaper of the companion volume. Provenance: From the collection of the editor Nikos Stangos and his partner, the author and diarist David Plante. Nikos Stangos was one of the outstanding figures of art publishing while in his native Greece he was a nationally renowned poet. In his four decades as a commissioning editor, he was responsible for numerous acclaimed books on the visual arts, including several award-winning titles working closely with David Hockney (as here) and many of the best-known artists, writers and historians of the day.

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 14863


Author / Artist: Hockney, David
Publisher: Original Artwork, 1986

Artist's original "homemade print" on laid paper. Titled "The Master Printer Of Los Angeles 1986" the drawing depicts and was produced using the artist's Canon NP-4835 copier. Gifted and inscribed by David Hockney to his friend, editor and publisher Nikos Stangos. Measuring 27.5 x 21.5 cms. Mounted with photo corners, glazed and framed. In fine condition.

Inscribed by David Hockney in black ink to the bottom right corner "copy for / Nikos /19.2.88". Provenance: From the collection of poet and publisher Nikos Stangos and his partner, the author and diarist David Plante. Nikos Stangos was one of the outstanding figures of art publishing while in his native Greece he was a nationally renowned poet. In his four decades as a commissioning editor, he was responsible for numerous acclaimed books on the visual arts, including several award-winning titles working closely with David Hockney and many of the best-known artists, writers and historians of the day.

Price: £2750.00 Stock code: 14890


Author / Artist: Hockney, David
Publisher: London: Thames and Hudson, 2001

First edition, first printing. Signed by David Hockney. Publisher's original yellow cloth with black titles to the spine, in the photo-illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout. A lovely fine copy, the binding firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper.

Signed by David Hockney in black ink opposite the title page. Provenance: From the collection of poet and publisher Nikos Stangos and his partner, the author and diarist David Plante. Nikos Stangos was one of the outstanding figures of art publishing while in his native Greece he was a nationally renowned poet. In his four decades as a commissioning editor, he was responsible for numerous acclaimed books on the visual arts, including several award-winning titles working closely with David Hockney and many of the best-known artists, writers and historians of the day.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14856


Third impression of the September 1938 first edition. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edges and with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page and front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is identical to the first issue showing only a few tiny nicks to the extremities and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the upper panel.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14874


Second edition. Beautifully bound in recent full brown morocco decorative tooling to upper and lower boards, five raised bands and titles to the spine. Marbled endpapers. 12mo. 320pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Some mild toning and the occasional foxing spot throughout. An excellent example of this minature Johnson's Dictionary to which are subjoined vocabularies of classical and scriptural proper names; a concise account of the heathen deities; a collection of quotations and phrases from the Latin, French, Italian and Spanish languages; a chronological table of remarkable events and a list of men of genius and learning.

Price: £160.00 Stock code: 14908


Author / Artist: Leighton, Clare
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1936

First edition, first printing. Publisher's pictorial boards. Illustrated with coloured wood-cuts by Clare Leighton. The text in printed manuscript. A very good copy, the binding square and sound with some toning and spotting to the board edges and a small piece missing at the bottom of the original spine. The contents are very clean and bright, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A much better example than usually encountered of this beautifully illustrated book.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14868


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original dark grey cloth with roundel designed by Sylvia Pankhurst in white to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine. With 17 photographic illustrations throughout the text. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing a little rubbing and minor wear at the extremities and light fading of the spine. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages, the prelims lightly spotted otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example. Scarce in first edition.

Lady Constance Bulwer Lytton (1869 - 1923) was one of the key figures in the British women's suffrage movement and an active member of the WSPU. She was imprisoned four times and while disguised as Jane Warton, a seamstress, was forcibly fed, an experience which is thought to have contributed to her early death at the age of 54. The majority of the letters relate to her activities as a Suffragette.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14902


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original dark red cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth clean and without fading to the spine. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

An excellent example of the third book in the Winnie The Pooh series.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14891


Author / Artist: Pankhurst, Emmeline
Publisher: London: Eveleigh Nash, 1914

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original navy blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. With 16 photographic illustrations throughout the text. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing only light rubbing at the extremities and a little dulling of the gilt titles. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce in the first edition, especially so in this condition.

The autobiography of the leading British suffragette and founder member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Emmeline Pankhurst's militant tactics earned her multiple prison sentences and stirred up controversy within society and among other suffragist groups. Widely credited with bringing women's issues to the forefront, thus helping them win the vote, she is considered one of the most influential women of the twentieth century.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14903


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 13 photographic illustrations over 8 pages. Large 8vo. 631pp. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a small previous owner's name to the top edge of the front endpaper and light spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a touch faded and with a light marks to the middle of the spine. Scarce in the dustwrapper.

Sylvia Pankhurst's comprehensive first-hand account of the suffragette movement. A key text. Part memoir, part historical narrative from her childhood, covering her friendship with founding member of the Independent Labour Party Keir Hardie, through to her split from the WSPU to form the East London Federation of Suffragettes.

Price: £600.00 Stock code: 14904


Author / Artist: Powell, Enoch
Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1969

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's signature to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is rubbed at the corners and fold edges. Not price-clipped (35s. or £1.75 net to the front flap).

Signed by Enoch Powell in black ink on the title page.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14841


First English edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with purple titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge and with the publisher handwritten ink code to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked, with tiny chips and a couple of short closed tears at the extremities. Scarce in dustwrapper.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14866


Publisher's proof copy of the 1949 first edition, first printing with Mervyn Peake illustrations. Publisher's grey un-printed card covers. [x], 213pp. With 29 full page illustrations and a smaller illustration to the title page by Mervyn Peake. A very good copy, the binding firm with a little toning to the extremities. The contents printed on poor quality almost pulp paper are toned but clean throughout showing the occasional corner crease. An excellent example in original condition of this fragile proof copy. Rare in proof state.

Produced in the year before eventual publication, the proof differs in several respects from the published edition.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14888


First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original coarse green cloth with titles and illustration in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Coloured frontispiece and 23 further tipped-in colour plates, 12 full-page black and whites plates and many illustrated text decorations and chapter headings by Florence Harrison. A beautiful example, the binding square and tight with the gilt remaining bright. The contents are entirely complete and without loose, torn or creased pages. All plates with their captioned tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. Large contemporary gift inscription to the front endpaper othwerwise clean and bright throughout. An excellent example of this beautifully illustrated title.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14907


Author / Artist: Thomas, Dylan
Publisher: London: J. M. Dent, 1940

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with silver titles to the spine. No dustwrapper. Dark red top-stain. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth clean and fresh with light fading to a small portion at the bottom of the spine. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A nice example of the first printing.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14883


First English edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents spotted to the prelims and text block edges and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked and creased at the spine tips and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the upper panel. Scarce in dustwrapper.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14867


Author / Artist: Turner,W. J.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1938

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 17 illustrations throughout. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which remains clean and bright. A superb example, scarce thus.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14864


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: 14885


Author / Artist: Wingfield, R. D.
Publisher: London: Constable, 1995

Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's blue and white card covers with titles to the upper cover in black. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm showing a little fading to the spine. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce in proof state, especially so signed.

Signed and dated November 1995 by the author in blue ink on the title page. The fourth Detective Inspector Frost novel. Provenance: Formally in the collection of the publicist (at Constable) who was responsible for this title.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14870


Author / Artist: Wingfield, R. D.
Publisher: London: Constable, 1995

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm showing a little softening or bumping at the spine tips. The contents with a little toning to the text block as usual are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Not price-clipped (£15.99 to the front flap)

Inscribed by the author to the publisher's publicist in blue ink on the title page "To Maria / Who only sends the good reviews / All my love / Rodney Wingfield". The fourth Detective Inspector Frost novel. Provenance: Formally in the collection of the publicist (at Constable) who was responsible for this title.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14871

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