Our second list of the month, and the last before Christmas features many signed first editions, including John Lennon's A Spaniard In The Works, two highlights from Muriel Spark, a seasonal Arthur Rackham, and Edward St. Aubyn's third Patrick Melrose novel Some Hope. We also offer a beautifully bound Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock illustrated set of Jane Austen's works, the first edition of Cormac McCarthy's debut The Orchard Keeper, and a rare and notorious roman à clef from the pen of Lord Berners.

We hope you find something of interest. Our next book fair will be the PBFA York Bookfair on 12th January 2019, which with over 100 booksellers exhibiting is well worth a visit, and if you are attending you will of course be most welcome at our new premises on Micklegate.

With thanks and best wishes,

James Hallgate and the Lucius team.

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Five Volumes, Pride and Prejudice illustrated with 40 line drawings by Charles E. Brock, each of the other volumes illustrated with 40 line drawings by Hugh Thomson. Contemporary half calf, red marbled boards, the spines with five raised bands, gilt titles on red and yellow morocco labels, and gilt decorated compartments. Page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. A beautifully bound set of Austen's complete works, the bindings square and firm with a little rubbing at the extremities. Each volume with a neat previous owner's name to the blank front endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout.

Price: £2250.00 Stock code: 15529
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original pink boards with illustration and titles in blue to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked to the extremities and somewhat toned and spotted to the spine and rear panel. Correctly priced 5s net to the front flap.

Price: £145.00 Stock code: 15535


Author / Artist: Burningham, John
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1970

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, with a full page original drawing, to the daughter of his publisher. Original colour illustrated laminated boards. Illustrated in colour throughout. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a few bumps at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without loose or torn pages. With the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of Tom Maschler to the bottom right corner of the front pastedown.

The reverse of the front endpaper has a full page original drawing in pencil by John Burningham inscribed "For Hannah / who was the first / with love from / John Burningham / 9.8.70". The recipient is the new-born daughter of Tom Maschler who at the time of presentation and publication was head of the Jonathan Cape publishing house who published several of the author / illustrator's books beginning with Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A superb association copy, rare in this artist embellished state.

Price: £195.00 Stock code: 15519
 


 

Uncorrected Proof copy of the first English edition. Publisher's original blue and white marbled card covers, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding firm with a little rubbing and toning to the extremities, the spine a touch rolled. The contents with a small biro mark to the top edge of the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is rubbed and creased to the extremities with some toning or damp staining to the rear panel. Correctly priced 16s net to the front flap.

Rare in proof state, indeed the first we have handled.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 15498


First edition with these illustrations. Complete in 5 volumes. Publisher's red, blue, brown and green cloth with oval pictorial onlay and gilt titles to the upper boards, titles in gilt to the spine. Christmas Carol with 27 illustrations, The Chimes with 30 illustrations, The Battle of life with 29 illustrations, The Haunted Man with 30 illustrations in montone by Charles Green R. I. The Cricket on the Hearth with 22 monotone illustrations by L. Rossi. An attractive very good or better set, the bindings square and firm, the contents entirely complete, without loose pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There is a single closed tear to the bottom edge of one page of the introduction to The Haunted Man. All illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition.

The Centenary Edition of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books printed on high quality gloss paper with original illustrations commissioned specifically for this edition.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 15561
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original pictorial paper covered boards in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the boards clean and bright. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the price-clipped original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears and minor rubbing to the edges. An attractive example.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15528


Author / Artist: Fowles, John
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1966

First edition, first printing. Original black and white textured cloth boards, purple cloth spine with titles in gilt, in the Tom Adams illustrated dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and tight, the purple top-stain bright and without fading, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Spine ever so slightly rolled. Complete with the very near fine dustwrapper which is entirely without tears or loss, just a little toning to the flap edges. Not price-clipped (30s net to the front flap). A lovely example.

The author's second book.

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 15515
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and 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 bright and clean original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny nicks and remains entirely without fading at the spine. Not price-clipped ($32.50 to the upper front flap).

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15336


First edition with these illustrations. Inscribed pre-publication presentation copy, from the illustrator to his publisher. Original green cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper and the pictorial slipcase. Illustrated with 12 colour plates and black and white illustrations throughout by John Burningham. 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 (£7.95 to the front flap). Housed in the fine original illustrated slipcase.

Inscribed by the illustrator on the reverse of the front endpaper "Best wishes / to Tommy Maschler / from John Burningham / Est 1963 / 10.8 or 6 /12/82". The recipient is Tom Maschler, titan of British publishing and at the time of presentation, the head of the Jonathan Cape publishing house who published several of the author / illustrator's books beginning with Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A superb association copy.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 15526
 


 
Author / Artist: Green, Henry
Publisher: London: The Hogarth Press, 1946

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Vanessa Bell illustrated dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and firm with a slight lean, the contents toned to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is toned to the spine and panel edges. Correctly priced 8s 6d net to the front flap.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15449


Author / Artist: Greene, Graham
Publisher: London: The Bodley Head, 1969

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Stephen Russ illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine clean and bright, price-clipped dustwrapper.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15331
 


 

First edition. Publisher's yellow laminated card covers printed in black. Illustrated throughout with drawings created in 1983 by Keith Haring. In very good or better condition, the covers with a little rubbing at the corners and fading to the spine. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamp.

With an introductory essay by David Galloway "Keith Haring and the Universal Connection".

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 15332


Author / Artist: Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1964

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which is a little spotted to the edges.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15543
 


 

First edition. Publisher's original white card and acetate printed in black, plastic comb binding to left and right edges. With the 27 black and white loose plates of artworks by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman contained within a Roy Lichtenstein designed sticker sealed compartment [opened without loss]. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or damaged pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example with only light rubbing to the extremities.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 15341


A new edition, with introduction and notes by Denys Pringle. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed dustwrapper which remains bright and without tears or loss.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15495
 


 

First edition thus. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographic illustrations in black and white. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly creased dustwrapper which remains clean, bright and without loss or tears. Not price-clipped (£14.95 net to the front flap).

Originally published in 1939 in a limited edition by the Golden Cockerel Press, this is the first time in print since then, with additional material included.

Price: £25.00 Stock code: 15525


Author / Artist: Lennon, John
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1965

First edition, first printing. Signed by John Lennon. Publisher's original laminated pictorial boards. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by the author. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with some rubbing of the laminate at the spine extremities. The contents with the previous owner's name neatly to the to edge of the front pastedown are otherwise clean and bright throughout. An excellent example of the multi-talented musician, author and artist's second book following 'In His Own Write'. Scarce and highly desirable in signed state.

Signed by John Lennon in blue ink on the front endpaper. Provenance: Signed for the previous owner [who inscribed her name to the pastedown] on 29th July 1966 at Kenwood, Lennon's home on the St Georges Hill estate, Weybridge: "My friend and I went to England in July 1966. We bought the books in London and went to Weybridge / St. George's Hill to the house of John Lennon. A Lady opened the door and asked what we wanted. We showed the books and asked for an autograph. Then John Lennon signed the books". - Different times.

Price: £5000.00 Stock code: 15379
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by Pauline Baynes. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents lightly spotted to the prelims and text block edge are otherwise clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is a touch faded to the spine and somewhat spotted to the rear panel and flap edges. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap).

The last published book in the Chronicles of Narnia.

Price: £450.00 Stock code: 15549


Author / Artist: McCarthy, Cormac
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1965

First edition, first printing.. Publisher's original brown boards and green cloth spine with titles in gilt to the upper board and 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 original dustwrapper which remains complete and bright with two short closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel and a small scrape at the head of the lightly faded spine. Not price-clipped ($4.95 to the upper front flap). An attractive example.

The author's first book.

Price: £2500.00 Stock code: 15504
 


 
Author / Artist: MacLean, Alistair
Publisher: London: Collins, 1957

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue 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 lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper

The author's second book and the basis for the 1961 film starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15489


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 better than very good copy, the binding is square and firm with some fading of the spine. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without loose or torn pages or previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

The fourth and final Winnie The Pooh title.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15532
 


 

First edition with these illustrations. Deluxe issue, signed by the artist. Publisher's full limp vellum with titles in gilt to the upper cover. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, 3 further colour plates and 17 black and white drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. A superb fine copy, the vellum clean and the gilt bright. Complete with the rubbed original slipcase which has the hand numbered title label present as issued, remains firm and without repair or tears. An excellent example of this beautifully illustrated Christmas Gift Book.

Limited to 275 copies for the United Kingdom of which this is hand numbered 249 and signed in black ink by Arthur Rackham to the limitation page. (Latimore & Haskell p.66; Riall p.174).

Price: £2000.00 Stock code: 15506


First edition. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with light bumping at the spine tips, the cloth with a few light marks is lightly rubbed and without fading. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. There is a little spotting to the endpapers otherwise the pages are clean and bright throughout. An excellent example.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 15530
 


 

First edition, first printing. Inscribed and with an original drawing by the author. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Josh Kirby illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with light bumping at the spine tips, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly creased and price-clipped dustwrapper.

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page "To Robert / Ting!! / Terry Pratchett" to which the author has incorporated an original drawing of the Reaper's scythe. Uncommon as such.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15329


First edition. Original colour photographically illustrated card covers. 48pp. Illustrated in colour throughout. An excellent very near fine copy, minute rubbing to the cover extremities otherwise fine, clean and bright inside and out.

Price: £350.00 Stock code: 15335
 


 

First edition. Signed by the artist. Original white photo-illustrated boards with titles in black. Large 4to. 6 pages, 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.

Signed by Richard Prince on the front endpaper.

Price: £850.00 Stock code: 15563


V.
Author / Artist: Pynchon, Thomas
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1963

First UK edition, first printing. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a tiny bump to the bottom right corner of the upper board. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased price-clipped dustwrapper which is otherwise without loss or tears. An excellent example.

The author's first book and winner of the William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award.

Price: £300.00 Stock code: 15536
 


 

First edition, first printing of this notorious roman à clef. Original grey card printed in black to the upper cover. A very good copy, the binding firm and without loss or tears, the covers a little dusty and marked. The contents with some spotting of the text block are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Rare in commerce.

A spoof of Radclyffe Hall's banned lesbian novel "The Well of Loneliness" in the style of an Angela Brazil girl's school story! The author depicts himself as the headmistress Miss Carfax and mocks the jealousies and intrigues of his homosexual circle as members of the Radcliff Hall girls' school (drawn from incidents at Faringdon). The indiscretions alluded to, involving intimates and acquaintances such as Cecil Beaton [Cecily Seymour], Peter Watson [Lizzie Johnson], Tchelitchew [Madame Yoshiwara], David Herbert, Robert Heber Percy and Oliver Messel created uproar resulting in most copies being destroyed at the request and effort of one or more of those portrayed. COPAC locates copies in only three locations: The British Library, Bodleian (two copies) and National Trust (Sissinghurst).

Price: £2500.00 Stock code: 15326


Author / Artist: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1957

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and firm with a slight spine lean, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and creased original dustwrapper which remains bright and without loss. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). An excellent example of the author's first novel, scarce in signed state.

Signed by Muriel Spark in blue ink on the title page.

Price: £1500.00 Stock code: 15503
 


 
Author / Artist: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1963

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Victor Reinganum illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth bright and without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine bright and clean dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). A superb copy, scarce in signed state.

Signed by Muriel Spark in black ink on the title page.

Price: £2000.00 Stock code: 15502


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's turquoise cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the top edge of the text block lightly spotted otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is without fading, tears or loss. Correctly priced £13.99 to the front flap.

Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. The third of the semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels. Provenance: From the library of journalist, author and television comedy writer Neil Shand (although unmarked as such).

Price: £550.00 Stock code: 15493
 


 

A new edition. Bound in full burgundy calf with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Gilt stamp of Leeds Grammar School to the upper board, marbled endpapers and text block edges. Illustrated with 7 coloured maps, several of which are folding and 6 woodcuts or sketch-maps throughout the text. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with some rubbing and minor erosion at the hinges. The contents, with a prize bookplate to the front pastedown are otherwise clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All maps and illustrations are present as called for, and in fine condition.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 15527


First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Quarto. Original dark blue cloth boards with tan leather spine, titled in black. White printed paper label to the upper board. All edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Tarlé. A lovely fine clean and tight copy, complete with the lightly rubbed illustrated slipcase.

Limited to 1740 copies signed by Dominique Tarlé, of which this is hand numbered 1101.

Price: £1850.00 Stock code: 15560
 


 
Author / Artist: Thomas, Dylan
Publisher: Connecticut: New Directions, 1954

First separate edition. Publisher's original paper covered boards with titles in red and black to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding slightly rolled is otherwise firm with a little toning to the extreme edge. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed, nicked and creased price-clipped dustwrapper which is toned and a little marked at the extremities.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15501


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black boards with gilt titles to spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with two colour plates of the first Silmarillion Map. 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 bright original dustwrapper which has a hint of rubbing at the extremities. With the first state price of £14.95 on the publisher's price label to the front flap. A lovely copy.

Number 4 in The History of Middle-Earth series.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 15548
 


 
Author / Artist: Walcott, Derek
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1962

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to his publisher. Original green marbled boards, white cloth with titles in gilt, in the Germano Facetti dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and firm, the spine very slightly rolled. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with bright and clean dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the folds and with tiny nicks at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap).

A major association copy of the Nobel prize winning poet's first collection to be published outside of the Caribbean, inscribed in black ink on the front endpaper "To ole Tom / very gratefully [underlined] / Derek / July 69". The recipient is Tom Maschler, titan of British publishing and at the time of presentation, the editorial director of the Jonathan Cape publishing house. Maschler, on the lookout for young poets was introduced to the author by Alan Ross, who as editor of The London Magazine, had published some of Walcott's work. Maschler would later state "With fiction I am a totally confident judge, I don't know in the same way with poetry, but I did like the book enormously. But I must admit I didn't have any idea he would become such a significant figure. If we had published Seamus Heaney I think I would have been waiting for him to win the Nobel Prize. But while I did know that Derek was a very important poet, I didn't know then just how important he would be." (Nicholas Roe: The laureate of St Lucia).

Price: £1200.00 Stock code: 15521


First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographically illustrated throughout. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped ($25.00 to the upper front flap).

Signed by Andy Warhol in black ink on the half title.

Price: £475.00 Stock code: 15333
 


 

First US edition, first printing. Publisher's original light blue cloth with dark blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 181 illustrations, 32 of which are in colour. 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 price-clipped dustwrapper.

A superb and richly illustrated reference work concerning the Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac.

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 15334


Author / Artist: White, T. H.
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1951

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with silver 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. The red top-stain remains bright and without fading. Complete with the very near fine price-clipped dustwrapper which has a single short closed tear to the top edge of the upper panel and remains entirely without fading of the spine. Very scarce in this condition.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 15330
 


 
Author / Artist: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins, 1922

First edition, first printing. Original sage green cloth with dark green titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. A good or better copy, the binding square and firm with some rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a small faded ink signature to the front endpaper and some spotting to the text block edges.

(McIlvaine A27a).

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15555


Author / Artist: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins, 1937

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy indeed, the binding firm and square with very light bumping at the extremities, the red cloth without fading. The contents are entirely complete and other than a near ink name and bookplate to the front pastedown clean throughout. An attractive example.

(McIlvaine A57a).

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 15547
 

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