Please find below a small selection of recently catalogued items to stock. Highlights include a signed first edition of Kingsley Amis' first novel Lucky Jim, a fine selection of signed books and an original drawing by David Hockney from the collection his friends and publisher Nikos Stangos and his partner David Plante, first editions in dustwrapper of Robert Graves' I, Claudius novels, a remarkable letter from the owner of the legendary Indica Bookshop to Beatle Paul MacCartney asking for investment to keep the business running and the rare signed limited edition of Bertrand Russell's The Good Citizen's Alphabet.
We also offer nice Winnie The Pooh first editions (with and without dustwrapper), the deluxe issue (one of 350) of the David Bowie Genesis publication From Station To Station, the first Hugh Thomson illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and an inscribed presentation copy of Lord Curzon's War Poems and Other Translations.
We hope you find something of interest and please don't hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries. If you would like to see the full list of recent acquisitions (there are too many to list in one mailing) you can click through to them on our website here.
Thanks for looking.
Best wishes,
James Hallgate

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Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1953

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and firm, the pages spotted to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears at the spine folds and remains exceptionally clean and bright. Not price-clipped (12/6 net to the front flap). A very attractive example of the author's debut novel.

Signed by Kinglsey Amis in black ink underneath his printed name on the title page. Loosely inserted are two typed letters from the author, the first agreeing to sign this copy of the book, the second returning the book and commenting "How interesting to see the first edition".

Price: £6750.00 Stock code: 14761
 


 
Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1955

First edition, first printing, Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely 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. Not price-clipped (12/6 net to the front flap).

The author's second novel.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14762


Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Penguin Books, 1961

First paperback edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original orange and white card covers, titles printed in black. A superb fine, clean, square and tight copy, without fading or previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Signed by Kingsley Amis in black ink on the title page. The author's first novel.

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 14778
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Jan Pienkowski 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 very near fine original dustwrapper which is a little toned to the extreme edge of the underside. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap).

Signed by Kingsley Amis in black ink on the title page, scarce thus..

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14772


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a few foxing spots to the page edges are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£4.95 net to the front flap).

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

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 14773
 


 
Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1986

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding 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 near fine dustwrapper which is is very lightly toned to the flap edges. Not price-clipped (£9.95 to the front flap).

Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14770


Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1988

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue 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 near fine original dustwrapper which is a little toned to the flap edges. Not price-clipped (£11.95 to the front flap).

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

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14768
 


 
Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1990

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a couple of very light foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, very slightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.95 to the front flap).

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

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14767


Author / Artist: Amis, Kingsley
Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1992

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black 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 fine, very slightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£14.99 to the front flap)

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

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 14766
 


 

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 lovely near copy, the binding firm with only light bumping at the spine tips, the gilt bright and unworn. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and clean throughout being without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A very attractive example of the most sought after illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Price: £1850.00 Stock code: 14758


Author / Artist: Bailey, H. C.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1943

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked, creased and darkened at the extremities.

Hubin. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £140.00 Stock code: 14689
 


 
Author / Artist: Bailey, H. C.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1944

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed original dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the spine. An attractive example.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14714


First English edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with black titles on a red paper label to the spine, in dustwrapper which retains the original wraparound band. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with very light spotting to the prelims and text block edges are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and creased, with a light toning at the extremities. The wraparound band is lightly worn at the edges and faded to the spine. Not price-clipped.

Issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. The Austrian playwright's fourth play, drawing on his World War One experience as a teenage lieutenant of a cavalry unit on the Italian Front. His untimely death was a result of injuries he received when he fell into the orchestra pit during a dress rehearsal of this drama, as it was being staged in Leipzig, Germany. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14733
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original navy blue cloth with red lettering to the upper board and spine, lacking the exceptionally rare dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm showing a little rubbing at the extremities with minor fraying at the tips of the lightly faded spine. The contents, slightly toned and spotted to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example of this early Hercule Poirot novel.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14704


First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with very slight fading of the spine and a little bumping to the spine tips. The contents toned to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with near fine lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper. A much nicer example of this title than usually seen, the dustwrapper being prone to heavy wear.

Price: £220.00 Stock code: 14703
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black 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 lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is a little darkened to the panel edges. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net). An attractive example of this Hercule Poirot novel.

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 14701


First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from Lord Curzon to The Marquess of Crewe. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. A better than very good copy, the binding square, bright and firm, the contents with some spotting to the text block edge and margins. Bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes to the front pastedown. A two page autograph letter signed from Lord Curzon presenting the book to Crewe is tipped in at the gutter of the front endpaper. Rare in presentation state.

Inscribed by Curzon in black ink on the front endpaper "C[rewe] from C[urzon] / June 1915 [florish]". This collection printed in both the original language and Curzon's English translation includes the first book publication of seven war poems by Belgian poet M. Emile Cammaerts, further war poems by Dominiques Bonnaud, Francois Coppée, Louis Fréchette and others.

Price: £750.00 Stock code: 14782
 


 

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with black titles on a red paper label to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with very light spotting to the prelims and text block edges are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and creased, with light toning of the spine and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp on the upper panel. Not price-clipped.

Issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14732


First cheap edition of the 1939 first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A loverly near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and nicked at the tips of the lightly faded spine. A lovely example of this scarce Detection Club "round robin".

Hubin. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 14690
 


 
Author / Artist: Dexter, Colin
Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1989

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. 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 fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£11.95 to the front flap).

Signed by Colin Dexter in blue ink on the title page. The eighth Inspector Morse novel and winner of the Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger Award.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14786


First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco leather spine with titles in gilt. Top edge red. Complete with the plain acetate dustwrapper, as issued. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with light spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout.

Limited to 150 copies of which this is hand numbered 26 and signed in blue ink by Colin Dexter to the limitation page.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14784
 


 

First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco leather spine with titles in gilt. Top edge pink. Complete with the plain acetate dustwrapper, as issued. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with a few very light foxing spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout.

One of only 20 lettered copies for private distribution, signed by Colin Dexter and Jonathan Gash to the limitation page, rare thus. There were also 150 copies issued signed only by Colin Dexter. Winner of the Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger Award.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 14785


Author / Artist: Dexter, Colin
Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1992

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 firm, the contents 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 and dated 9.10.92 by Colin Dexter in blue ink on the title page. The tenth Inspector Morse novel and winner of the Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger Award.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14790
 


 
Author / Artist: Dexter, Colin
Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1993

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black 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 fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£14.99 to the front flap)

Signed and dated on publication day (5.xi.93) by Colin Dexter in blue ink on the title page.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14788


Author / Artist: Dexter, Colin
Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1994

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original blue 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 fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£14.99 to the front flap).

Signed by Colin Dexter in blue ink at the head of the title page. The eleventh Inspector Morse novel.

Price: £45.00 Stock code: 14787
 


 
Author / Artist: Dexter, Colin
Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1999

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a couple of very light spots to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which retains the Waterstones "signed copy" band. Not price-clipped (£16.99 to the front flap).

Signed by Colin Dexter in blue ink at the head of the title page. The Final Inspector Morse Novel.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 14789


First single volume edition. Publisher's original black cloth with purple titles to the spine, in the J. M. Pollock illustrated dustwrapper. 958 pp. With 80 illustrations. A superb near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's ink inscription to the front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine, clean and bright original dustwrapper, scarce thus.

"A history of literature, from the very earliest writing on rocks to the infinite variety of work by [early] twentieth-century writers, nothing of importance has been omitted. Many of the articles are written by men who have earned the name of specialists in some particular period or phase of literature" (publisher's blurb).

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 14781
 


 

First edition, first printing. Wrappers issue. The publisher's retained copy. Original grey card covers printed in black. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with the publisher's pencilled "VG" notation to the upper panel. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example with impeccable provenance.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14692


Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Pan Books Ltd, 1958

First paperback edition, first printing. Original pictorial wrappers. A very good copy with a little rubbing and a short split the bottom spine fold. The covers with great period artwork remain bright and complete. The contents are toned and slightly spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps.

The first printing of the first paperback edition of Ian Fleming's fourth James Bond book.

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 14794
 


 
Author / Artist: Fleming, Ian
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1963

First edition, first impression. Publisher's original black cloth with white ski track design to upper board, titles in gilt to the spine, in the Richard Chopping 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 very near fine original dustwrapper which is entirely without loss or tears showing only a modicum of darkening to the spine which remains without fading of the strong red lettering. Not price-clipped (16s net to the front flap). A beautiful example.

[Gilbert A11a (1.1)].

Price: £950.00 Stock code: 14800


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

First edition, first impression, first state. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. A superb fine clean and tight copy, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped and in the first state showing the publisher's printed price of 10s 6d net to the front flap. A beautiful example.

[Gilbert A14a].

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 14801
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean, the text block square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed original dustwrapper which has a single short closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. Not price-clipped (16s net to the front flap).

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14774


Author / Artist: Graves, Robert
Publisher: London: Arthur Barker, 1934

First edition, first printing. Two volumes. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the John Aldridge illustrated dustwrappers. I, Claudius is a near fine example, the binding square and firm, the contents with a bookplate and small ink inscription to the front pastedown (mostly hidden by the dustwrapper flap) are otherwise clean throughout. The dustwrapper is a little rubbed and nicked at the extremities with light toning of the spine. Not price-clipped (8/- net to the front flap). Claudius The God is also a near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the text block edge and with the bookplate of The Marquess of Crewe to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper is a little rubbed and nicked at the extremities with slight toning of the spine but remains without loss. Not price-clipped (10/6 net to the front flap). An excellent uniform set, without the heavy loss and chipping often encountered, of Graves' pioneering masterpiece(s) of historical fiction.

Awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Prize for fiction.

Price: £2850.00 Stock code: 14802
 


 
Author / Artist: Hockney, David
Publisher: London: Knoedler Gallery, 1988

First edition of the October 1988 exhibition catalogue for David Hockney "Some New Paintings" at the Knoedler Gallery in London. A unique copy, illustrated and embellished in coloured pen, black ink and red ink stamps across 20 pages by David Hockney. Inscribed and incorporated into a drawing across the title page and inside front cover "For Nikos and David love from David H". Stapled card covers. A fine copy.

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: £8000.00 Stock code: 14811


Author / Artist: Hockney, David
Publisher: Unpublished, 1989

Pen and ink on paper. Measuring 24 x 17.5 cms. Framed and glazed.

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 closley with David Hockney and many of the best-known artists, writers and historians of the day.

Price: £7500.00 Stock code: 14810
 


 

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's pictorial card covers, illustrated with a colour photograph of David Hockney at the Grand Canyon in September 1998 to the upper cover. Illustrated in colour throughout. A fine copy.

Inscribed by David Hockney in black ink on the title page "For Nikos and David / love / David H". The recipients are the 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: £275.00 Stock code: 14806


Author / Artist: Hockney, David
Publisher: London: Thames and Hudson, 2004

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original blue cloth boards illustrated in white, 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 near fine original dustwrapper which remains bright and clean with a tiny closed tear at the head of the spine.

Inscribed by David Hockney in brown ink on the title page "For David / with love / David H / 21 Nov 04". Provenance: From the collection of the author and diarist David Plante (who's long term partner Nikos Stangos worked closely with David Hockney as editor and publisher for over three decades).

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 14808
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by David Hockney. Hardcover issue. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in colour throughout. An excellent fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is without loss or tears.

Inscribed in black ink on the front free endpaper "love David H". Provenance: From the collection of the author and diarist David Plante (who's long term partner Nikos Stangos worked closely with David Hockney as editor and publisher for over three decades).

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 14807


First edition. Deluxe issue. Signed by David Bowie and Geoff MacCormack. Publisher's original full Italian red leather binding, blind stamped titles to the upper panel, all edges gilt. Housed in the original folding presentation case and cloth draw-string bag. Complete with the (suitable for framing) individual lithographic print of David Bowie, signed by Geoff MacCormack exclusive to the deluxe issue of this title. A fine copy, complete with the original printed cardboard shipping carton and all inserts. Scarce in this most desirable and limited issue.

Number 84 of 350 copies of the deluxe issue (of a total edition of 2000), signed by David Bowie and Geoff MacCormack to the limitation page. From Station To Station is the untold story of three years writing, recording, performing, living and travelling with David Bowie. The book presents approximately 200 photographs and items of memorabilia including tour programmes, tickets and letters, from the author's personal archives, nearly all of which are being published for the first time.

Price: £2750.00 Stock code: 14731
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding 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 lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which is a little toned to the spine and has a short closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. Not price-clipped (21s net to the front flap).

The first James Bond novel written after Ian Fleming.

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 14775


Three typed pages on Indica Books Limited illustrated letterhead from Barry Miles to Paul McCartney, housed in the original mailing envelope. An extraordinary letter, from the Gallery and Bookshop founder to the Beatle offering the opportunity to invest and become a partner in Indica Books. The letter begins "Dear Paul, several years ago when Peter (asher) and I were planning Indica and cataloguing books in the basement of 57 Wimpole Street, you said that if, in the future, Indica was ever in trouble and needed help, we should ask you. Things have changed, you have changed, I have changed, but this is that future now and Indica very badly needs your help". The letter goes on to lay out the financial situation of the business, discussing stock holding and value, the capital required to move forward and proposed terms of a loan. "Peter seemed to think he could not approach you about Indica, (possibly because of the situation with Jane, though I don't know about that, and don't want to know unless I can help in some way)". Inscribed "love Miles [swirl]" in blue ink. In fine condition.

A highly important letter between two major influencers of the Swinging London scene. The "several years ago" refers to 1965, when McCartney was dating Jane Asher and living at the Asher family home at 57 Wimpole Street. Miles, together with Peter Asher and John Dunbar were planning the now legendary counter-culture Indica Gallery and Bookshop (where John met Yoko) and McCartney, even before it had premises, became Indica's first customer (he used to look through the books at night, stored in the basement, and leave a note for the books he had taken to be put on his account). McCartney did invest in Indica and also provided funding for another of Miles' creations, the underground newspaper International Times (IT) when it got into trouble after a series of Police Raids. The two remained collaborators and friends, Miles managing Apple's short-lived Zapple Records before moving to rural New York state where he lived on a farm with Allen Ginsberg, and after returning to the UK authoring Many Years From Now, the official biography of Paul McCartney.

Price: £850.00 Stock code: 14756
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with illustration in gilt to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by E. H. Shepard. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the cloth and gilt clean and fresh. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the correct first state dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks at the tips of the mildly darkened spine. A beautiful example in entirely original condition of this indisputable highlight of children's literature.

Price: £3250.00 Stock code: 14803


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with illustration in gilt to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by E. H. Shepard. An attractive very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm showing only light rubbing at the spine tips and corners. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Price: £525.00 Stock code: 14799
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original salmon pink cloth with gilt illustration to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with line drawings throughout by E. H. Shepard. A superb fine copy, the cloth bright, fresh and without fading, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce thus.

A beautiful example of the fourth and final Winnie The Pooh title.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 14804


Author / Artist: Mitchell, Gladys
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1930

Second impression (first cheap edition) of the 1929 first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with light spotting to the text block edges are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little marked to the rear panel. An attractive example of the author's first book. Scarce in the dustwrapper.

Introducing Mrs. Bradley.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 14691
 


 
Author / Artist: Newman, Bernard
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1942

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with dark blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding firm, the contents spotted to the prelims and text block edges and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front pastedown. Minor publisher's annotations in pencil to the margins throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked and creased at the head of the lightly faded spine. A scarce title.

Hubin. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £100.00 Stock code: 14693


First edition thus. Contemporary full red morocco by Riviere, decorative borders and corner pieces in gilt to the upper and lower boards, six raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Gilt decorated inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Folio. A highly attractive example, the binding square and firm showing a little rubbing and scuffing to the extremities, the inner and outer hinges remain firm. The contents although spotted remain firmly bound and without loss or tears to any of the pages. A very attractively bound volume.

A photo-lithographic facsimile of the "Booke of Common Prayer" printed by Robert Barker in 1636 and edited, corrected, and amended by bishops of the church in 1661 and approved by Convocation as the official text of the revised Book of Common Prayer.

Price: £1250.00 Stock code: 14725
 


 
Author / Artist: Punshon, E. R.
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1944

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents very lightly spotted to the front endpaper 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 extremities and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp on the upper panel. An attractive example

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14706


Author / Artist: Rushdie, Salman
Publisher: London: Viking, 1988

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine clean, square and tight copy, without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£12.95 net to the front flap).

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 14727
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original blue / green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings on coloured backgrounds throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Loosely laid in is a facsimile letter from the publisher. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. Rare in this signed edition.

One of 100 copies, individually numbered and signed by Bertrand Russell in black ink. This is copy number 22. A socio-political alphabet, written by Russell "for the guidance of the first steps of the infant mind" which started life as a private joke in correspondence between Russell and the Themersons, who as founders of the Gaberbocchus Press decided to publish it. It was chosen by the National Book League for their Exhibition of Book Design held in London. [Blackwell & Ruja A95.1a]

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 14805


First edition. Original black cloth with titles in gilt, red and blue 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 very lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net). The dustwrapper is in the South African "censored" state with the "The Bible: Revised to be Read as Literature" text on the underside blacked out.

Price: £80.00 Stock code: 14765
 


 
Author / Artist: Teilhet, Darwin
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1943

First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the front endpaper and title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased original dustwrapper which is lightly faded to the spine and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp on the upper panel.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 14713


Author / Artist: Wilde, Percival
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1942

First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little faded to the spine and has a small date in ink to the top of the rear panel. Scarce.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14715
 


 
Author / Artist: Wilde, Percival
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz, 1943

First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little faded to the spine and has a small date in ink to the top of the rear panel. Scarce.

A Hubin listed detective novel featuring the rural Connecticut coroner who has his own way of dealing with mysterious deaths. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 14687


First English edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with black titles on a red paper label to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with very light spotting to the prelims and text block edges, and the publisher's file copy stamp to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is very lightly creased, slightly toned to the spine and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp on the upper panel. Not price-clipped.

Issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 14734
 

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