Recent acquisitions include a wonderfully inscribed edition of T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets, a group of presentation copies by William Waldorf Astor to Vita Sackville-West and signed first editions by William Boyd, Peter Ackroyd, Terrence Rattigan and Mario Puzo. Illustrated higlights include a superb first edition in the rare dustwrapper of Arthur Rackham's 1905 gift book Rip Van Winkle and the first Harry Rountree illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

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Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine clean, square and tight copy, without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Text block tanned as usual. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is faded to the spine. Not price-clipped (£10.95 net to the front flap).

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

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14673
 


 
Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Original red boards with gilt titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, mildly spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£14.99 to the front flap).

Issued simultaneously in hardback and paperback.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14677


Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original black boards with gilt titles to 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 fine, spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£19.95 net to the front flap).

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

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14674
 


 
Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original dark blue boards with titles in gilt 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, spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.95 net to the front flap).

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

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14672


Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus, 2000

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original grey boards with silver titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A 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 the author in black ink on the title page.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14675
 


 
Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

First edition, first printing. Original orange boards with brown titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy. the binding square and firm, the pages spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is faded to the spine. Not price-clipped (£15.99 to the front flap).

Price: £12.00 Stock code: 14678


Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus, 1999

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original grey boards with silver titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A 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 (£12.99 net to the front flap).

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

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14676
 


 
Author / Artist: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus, 2007

First edition, first printing. Original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. A 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).

Price: £20.00 Stock code: 14681


First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 25pp. Six full colour illustrations by Arthur H. Buckland throughout the text, one other monochrome illustration. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with some underlining and marginalia (presumably by Vita Sackville-West). Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A fantasy story. Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in black ink on the inner front cover "To Lady Sackville / With the compliments of the author / W. W. Astor / February 9th XIII".

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14655
 


 

First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 19pp. With seven illustrations throughout the text (at least one by Walter Paget). A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with spotting to the inner covers otherwise clean throughout. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A fantasy story. Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in black ink on the upper cover "To Mrs Sackville-West / With the author's sincere regards / William Waldorf Astor".

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14657


First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 20pp. Five monochrome illustrations by Abbey Altson throughout the text. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with some darkening at the extreme page edge and some corner creases from turning down. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A fantasy story. Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in black ink on the inner front cover "To Lady Sackville / With the compliments of the author / W. W. Astor".

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14654
 


 

First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 20pp. Colour frontispiece by Arthur H. Buckland and four monochrome illustrations (three by Abbey Altson) throughout the text. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with some darkening and a couple of tiny closed tears at the page edge. Occasional pencil marking to sentences or paragraphs (presumably by Vita Sackville-West). Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A fantasy story. Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in black ink on the inner front cover "To Lady Sackville / With the compliments of the author / W. W. Astor".

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14653


First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 15pp. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents clean throughout. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A fantasy story. Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in black ink on the upper cover "To Lady Sackville / With sincere regards of the author / W. W. Astor / 1914".

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14656
 


 

First edition in this form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 15pp. With a tissue guarded frontispiece portrait and nine illustrations throughout the text. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with spotting to the inner covers otherwise clean throughout. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

Inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West in blue ink on the upper cover "To Lady Sackville / September 23rd 1913 / With the compliments of the author / William Waldorf Astor".

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14658


First edition in this form. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 22pp. Seven monochrome illustrations, several of which are by Arthur H. Buckland. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents with some pencil underlining and the odd crease from turned down corners. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A Fantasy Story. Although unmarked as such, this volume was previously in the collection of Vita Sackville-West, given to her by the author.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14659
 


 

First edition in this form. Publisher's white card covers with cream wrappers printed in black. Tall 8vo. 25pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. A very good copy, the wrappers toned at the extremities, the contents clean throughout. Scarce in this format, a off-print of the Pall Mall Magazine, produced for the author (and magazine's owner).

A collection of picture stories made from periodical and newspaper cuttings together with a few words of writing "composed to beguile the long hours of a little maiden whom illness confined to her room". Although unmarked as such, this volume was previously in the collection of Vita Sackville-West, given to her by the author.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14660


Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984

First editio, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Lyn Duncombe illustrated dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding firm with a slight lean, the contents spotted to the text block edge and with the habitual paper browning are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£8.50 net to the front flap).

Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. The basis for the 1988 film of the same name starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14680
 


 
Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987

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 tight, the contents with a few foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£11.95 to the front flap).

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

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14671


Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original dark blue cloth with pale blue titles to spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents spotted to the top edge of the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£13.95 to the front flap).

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

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 14669
 


 
Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with a few foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£14.99 to the front flap).

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

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 14668


Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's black cloth with gilt 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. Not price-clipped (£9.95 to the front flap).

Signed and dated 15.5.95 by the author on the title page.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 14666
 


 
Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1998

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's 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 (£16.99 to the front flap).

Signed and dated 26.2.98 by the author in black ink on the title page.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14670


Author / Artist: Boyd, William
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with a few foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper and Waterstones wraparound band. Not price-clipped (£17.99 to the front flap).

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

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14667
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black textured boards with titles in gilt to the upper boards and spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is very lightly creased at the extremities. Not price-clipped (£10.95 to the front flap).

A controversial book and the last publication to be banned under the United Kingdom's Obscene Publications Act in 1992. Of the book, Britton has said "Lord Horror was so unique and radical, I expected to go to prison for it. I always thought that if you wrote a truly dangerous book, something dangerous would happen to you. Which is one reason there are so few really dangerous books around. Publishers play at promoting dangerous books, whether they're Serpent's Tail or Penguin. All you get is a book vetted by committee, never anything radically imaginative or offensive that will take your fucking head off. Ironically, I think it would do other authors a power of good if they had to account for their books by going to prison - there are far too many bad books being published!"

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 14684


First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original blue cloth boards with illustration in colour and titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. With 92 illustrations throughout the text by Harry Rountree. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing only light rubbing at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without loose pages or previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. One page with small loss to the bottom edge not affecting any text or illustration otherwise fine and bright throughout. An attractive example of this beautifully illustrated Alice, difficult title to find in collectable condition.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14641
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red boards with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Quentin Blake with black ink wash drawings throughout. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the spine tips ever so lightly bumped. The contents, with a few foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£3.50 net to the front flap).

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14679


First edition, signed limited edition. Publisher's original marbled paper covered boards, white calf spine with title in gilt. Top edge silver. Tipped in frontispiece illustration by Gary Short. Manuscript limitation inscription as issued. A fine, square and tight copy, complete with the publisher's original acetate dustwrapper.

Produced in honour of author and former president of the Detection Club Julian Symons' 80th birthday. Limited to 125 copies, each signed by all of the contributing authors.

Price: £185.00 Stock code: 14645
 


 
Author / Artist: Eliot, T. S.
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1946

Fourth impression of the first UK collected edition. Signed and Inscribed by the author. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, showing rubbing and a little bumping to the extremities with some minor fraying at the head of the spine. The gilt somewhat dulled. The contents with a previous owner's name at the bottom of the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is spotted and toned to the panel edges and spine and has several closed tears and small chips. Not price-clipped.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper "English is a great language: / it is the responsibility of / each generation to leave / the language - not identical / with what it inherited - but / in as healthy a condition / as it found the language. / T.S.E. [underlined]". The author has also signed underneath and crossing out his printed name on the title page. Copies of Eliot's key works with such substantial authorial inscriptions are genuinely rare.

Price: £2750.00 Stock code: 14617


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth in dustwrapper. Illustrated with eight black and white photographs. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a couple of closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel and the publisher's price clipped from the front flap. The red lettering remains bright and without fading.

An excellent example of this landmark book from the "Father of Modern Witchcraft".

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14635
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in the Lanta Spurrier designed dustwrapper. Frontispiece and 5 illustrations. 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 (30s net to the front flap).

An exceptional example of this scarce first edition by the "Father of Modern Witchcraft".

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14636


Author / Artist: Greene, Graham
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1947

First edition, first printing. Original dark blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a few foxing spots to the text block edge and a gift inscription to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which is a little dusty at the extremities. Not price-clipped (8s 6d net to the front flap). An excellent example, uncommon in this condition.

A short story collection, several of which have been adapted into film, comprising: The Basement Room; The End of the Party; I Spy; The Innocent; A Drive in the Country; Across The Bridge; Jubilee; Brother; Proof Positive; A Chance for Mr Lever; The Lottery Ticket; The Second Death; A Day Saved; A Little Place off the Edgware Road; The Case for the Defence; When Greek Meets Greek; Men at Work; Alas, Poor Maling; The Other Side Of The Border.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 14637
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original navy blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 91 black and white photographs throughout. A better than very good copy, the blue cloth binding square and clean with a little rubbing and light bumping at the the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages, there is a small previous owner's name to the front endpaper otherwise the pages are clean and bright throughout. Complete with the price-clipped original dustwrapper which has only light rubbing at the spine tips and fold corners, scarce thus.

Photographs by Frank Habicht, "Views on the scene" by Heather Cremonsei and Robert Bruce. A superb documentary of the swinging 60s in London's Carnaby Street, King's Road, Kensington Church Street and Portobello Road featuring musicians and fashionistas.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14634


First Swedish edition. Signed and with an original letter. Publisher's black cloth with silver and blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a small inked symbol to the upper front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is ever so slightly toned to the spine. Loosely laid in is a typed letter signed from John Le Carré to the Swedish author and book collector Iwan Hedman (thanking him for sending a copy of his magazine and book on detective and thriller writers). The letter has four holes punched to the left side (for filing).

Signed by the author in black ink on an adhesive label which has been fixed to the front endpaper.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14614
 


 

First US edition, first printing (preceding the trade edition). Inscribed by the author. Publisher's full orange morocco binding with gilt borders and decoration to the upper and lower boards, the spine with three raised bands and titles in gilt. All edges gilt. Silk endpapers and page marker. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Loosely laid in is the publisher's "Notes from the Editiors" brochure. Scarce in signed state.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page "John Le Carré / for / Ray Dulin / Cornwall / Christmas 91". The second book in the Karla trilogy. This limited edition precedes the first trade edition and contains a two-page note from the author written specially for this issue.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 14615


First edition, first printing. Publisher's black paper covered boards and black cloth spine, with titles in blind and silver to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the corners a little bumped. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which remains without fading of the red lettering to the spine. Not price-clipped ($10.95 to the upper front flap).

Loosely laid in is a postcard which has been signed by John Le Carré in black ink "For Jane".

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14664
 


 

Uncorrected proof copy of the first US edition, first printing [and true first edition]. Publisher's blue card covers printed in black to the upper cover and spine. Publication details in black ink and promo notes taped to the upper cover, as issued. Promotional information sheet loosely inserted. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little fading of the spine. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

The US first was published on 21st March 1983, 7 days before the UK edition. The basis for the 1984 George Roy Hill directed film starring Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis and Klaus Kinski.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14665


Autograph letter signed. Black ink on one side of the author's Swiss letterhead, with the original author addressed envelope. The author replies "Alas I can't answer your questions or I would never get down to my own writing. And I have no photographs of myself. But here are my thanks for your letter, & my good wishes, & here is my signature - Best John Le Carré". The letter with three horizontal folds to fit the envelope otherwise in fine, bright condition.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 14651
 


 

Autograph postcard signed. Black ink on one side of a colour postcard of two budgerigars. In fine and bright condition. The author writes "To Jane Chappell who must almost be my youngest fan.. John Le Carré". above the inscription the recipient or a previous owner has written in small letters the author's name and profession.

Price: £80.00 Stock code: 14631


Uncorrected Proof Copies of the first edition, first printing. Two volumes (being the first and second state) Publisher's purple card covers with titles in silver and white to the upper cover and spine. Both are fine copies, square and tight, the contents clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

The first state proof, of which approximately 150 copies were issued has 342 pages with significant textual differences to that of the second state proof and published book. The second state with 336 pages was issued in a numbered limited edition of 1500 copies, this being number 516.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14663
 


 

First US edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's full green morocco binding with gilt borders and decoration to the upper and lower boards, the spine with three raised bands and titles in gilt. All edges gilt. Map endpapers. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Loosely laid in is the publisher's description card.

Signed by the author in black ink on limitation page.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 14616


Author / Artist: Puzo, Mario
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1972

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original white cloth boards and black cloth spine with titles in gilt, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps, the text block edge a little marked at the top. Complete with the rubbed, creased and spine faded dustwrapper which has a couple of small tape repairs to small closed tears. Not price-clipped ($6.95 to the upper front flap). Scarce in inscribed presentation state.

Inscribed in black ink on the front free endpaper "For Barry and Susan / My LA ????? - ???????? [underlined] / I hope you like the / book / Best / Mario". A collection of autobiographical essays, some concerning the writing of his 1969 bestseller The Godfather, the book issued in response to the hundreds of declined requests for interviews concerning the book. "I was forty-five years old and tired of being an artist. Besides, I owed $20,000 to relatives, finance companies, banks and assorted bookmakers and shylocks. It was really time to grow up and sell out as Lenny Bruce once advised. So I told me editors OK, I'll write a book about the Mafia...." At the time of presentation, the author was in Los Angeles wrapping up the 1972 multi-award winning Francis Ford Coppola film.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14647
 


 

First edition, first printing with these illustrations. Publisher's original light green cloth boards with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Green top-stain. Frontispiece and 50 tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the gilt bright. The contents with only a few foxing spots to the edge of the half-title and title page are unusually clean and bright throughout. All fifty tipped in plates and tissue guards are present as called for and in fine unblemished condition. Complete with the rare original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked at the extremities and a little toned to the spine, but remarkable in this state of original condition.

The first of Arthur Rackham's popular Christmas gift books leading into the Golden Age of book illustration. Examples of the first edition in the original dustwrapper, as issued, are exceptionally scarce.

Price: £1850.00 Stock code: 14622


Author / Artist: Rattigan, Terence
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in 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 and nicked photographically illustrated dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front endpaper "Sheila / With love / Terry / Christmas '64". The recipient Sheila Dyatt was secretary to Rattigan having previously worked for Stephen Mitchell and Binkie Beaumont.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 14644
 


 

First editions. Four volumes. Publisher's original white card covers in pictorial dustwrappers. With 194 full-page illustrations. An excellent better than very good set, the bindings clean, square and firm; the contents entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Light bumping at the extremities. Complete with the lightly rubbed and toned dustwrappers which remain without loss. Not price-clipped (1s 3d net to the front flaps). An attractive set of the complete first series.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14652


First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator. Publisher's original black cloth with bronze titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 9 full page illustrations in colour, and several line drawings throughout the text by Alan Lee. A superb fine, as new copy in the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped.

Signed by the illustrator Alan Lee in black ink on the title page.

Price: £38.00 Stock code: 14682
 


 

First edition. The catalogue for Warhol's first major European retrospective. Illustrated card covers, with a design after Warhol's 'Flowers' silk-screen. 614 black-and-white reproductions, divided into three sections: black-and-white reproductions of Warhol's work, followed by two sections of photographs of Warhol and his associates by Billy Name and Stephen Shore. A lovely near fine copy, with only light rubbing to the wrapper extremities and a small closed nick to the head of the spine. The contents are clean and complete, without loose or torn pages and no inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example of a fragile book that is prone to wear. Scarce thus.

(Parr & Badger: The Photobook II, p.144-145).

Price: £550.00 Stock code: 14683

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