Saxton Books Books Post-1900

 

 

Abramson, Norman. Information Theory and Coding. New York: McGraw-Hill 1963 . VG ex-lib with usual markings and residue. £10.00. Click for Image.

Adams, Jane. The Greenway. Macmillan 1995. F/F. Author's first novel, nominated for Great Britain's John Creasey Award for Best Crime Novel. One of the most collectible British firsts. £120. Click for Image.

Anders, Jill. McDaid's Wife. Marion Boyars 1988. F/F. Signed by the author: To Dear Lucy Greetings Jill Anders 18/4/88. £50. Click for Image.

Aristophanes. Lysistrata: the Humorous Classic of Wives on Strike. Illustrations by Norman Lindsay. New York: Illustrated Editions Company. Octavo. Hard Cover. 113 pp. G/VG. £50. Click for Image.

 

Baesjou, Jan. The Vermeer Forgeries. The Story of Van Meegren. London: Bles 1956. VG+/VG+. £50. Click for Image.

Bainbridge, Beryl. Young Adolf. Duckworth 1978. F/F. Fictional account of the young dictators visit to Liverpool by one of Britain's leading comedy the writers: tantrums carpet biting et al. £25. Click for Image.

Banks, Iain. The Wasp Factory. Macmillan 1984. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY. NRF. Last page has a piece torn from the bottom edge, not effecting text. A story of cruelty and alienation. The highly acclaimed author's first book. £150. Click for Image.

 

Bates, H.E..The Seekers. London. John Edward Bumpus. 1926. 32 pp. Original Blue-Grey Cloth. Glassine Wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. A Fine Copy.£350 Click for Image.

Bates, H.E..The Seekers. John Edward Bumpus 1926. F/F in original glassine wraps. £200. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. The Bride Comes to Evensford. Jonathan Cape 1943. VG owners label FFEP, VG dustjacket rubbed. £150. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. The Jacaranda Tree. Michael Joseph 1949. VG book in a G+ dustjacket with 1/2" loss at head of spine. £40. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. The Jacaranda Tree. Michael Joseph 1949. VG+ in a VG+ dustjacket very slight chips and tears to edges, signed by the author. £145. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. Love for Lydia. Michael Joseph and the Book Society, October 1952. VG+ in a VG+ dustjacket very slight chips and tears to edges . HE's greatest love story. 'A tale of youthful love that youth could not have written'. £32. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. Love for Lydia. Michael Joseph Ltd, London, 1952. VG+ with dedication label pasted in FFEP in a VG+ dustjacket very slight chips and tears to edges. £32. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. The Feast of July. Michael Joseph 1954. VG+ book with owner inscription on FFEP in a VG dustjacket. £45. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. The Sleepless Moon. Michael Joseph 1956. VG book owner inscribed on FFEP in a VG+ dustjacket. £45. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. The Golden Oriole. Uncorrected Proof Copy. Michael Joseph, 1962. Paper wrappsers front bottom corner slightly creased. £80. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. A Moment in Time. Michael Joseph 1964. Fine book with foxed edges in a VG PC dustjacket. £50. Click for Image.

Bates, H.E.. Oh to be in England. Michael Joseph, 1963. NRF book with foxed edges in a VG PC dustjacket with closed tears. £32. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. The Triple Echo. Michael Joseph 1970. NRF book in a NRF dustjacket. £45. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. The Hessian Prisoner. London: William Jackson, 1930. Spine slightly faded else fine. One of 550 signed by the author. £150. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. Country Tales. London Reader's Union Ltd 1938. VG book with foxed edges, foxed end papers. £48. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. Spella Ho. London: Jonathan Cape 1938. First Edition, Times Book Club Issue featuring grey boards not recorded in Eads. Inscribed by the author to R.E. Harris, with good wishes from the author. 1948. H.E. Bates. Includes two autographed letters from H.E. Bates headed `The Granary, Little Chart'.the first dated September 14th 1948 (in response to a clipped newspaper review of Daffodil Sky tipped to the letter) : Dear Mr. Harris, Thank you for letter and all you say about my work. I should be glad to autograph your copy of Stella Ho, of course, if you will send it along.Yours Sincerely H.E.Bates. The second is dated October 25th 1948: Dear Mr. Harris, The delay in sending your book is due to the fact that I have been away in Spain for a whole month and have only just returned. It has gone to you by separate post today Yours Sincerely H. E. Bates. VG+/VG+. A beautiful copy of a rare and early H. E. title. £500. Click for Image

Bates, H.E.. The Last Bread. The Labour Publishing Company Limited 1926.Pamphlet. Signed by the Author . First Edition. £250Click for Image

Berliner, Dr. Michael. The Letters of Ayn Rand: Limited Edition. New York, U.S.A.: E.P. Dutton, 1995. Hard Cover. The Paper Tiger Limited Edition: true Dutton 1st printing (1995) in the original clamshell box. Includes, folded into a facsimile of the original satin tied envelope, a facsimile of a hand-written, four-page, love letter from Ayn Rand to Frank O'Connor 1936. One of only 225 numbered copies signed by the editor, Dr. Michael Berliner, Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute. Unopened in the original shrink wrap. MINT/MINT. £155 Click for Image

Boyle, Kay. Gentlemen, I address you Privately. Faber and Faber 1934. VG, sunned spine, in a VG slightly torn dustjacket. £350. Click for Image

Bolton, Isabel. Do I Wake or Sleep? Chapman and Hall 1947. VG in a good torn and frayed dustjacket, 1/2" square loss overall. £16. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. English Farming and Why I Turned It Up. The Leadenhall Press Ltd. First edition 1894. The author's first book. Sixteen page catalogue at the rear. Original shop blind stamp to front end paper. Slight spine lean and very light browning to spine. Rear panel has few barely perceptible light stains. Nevertheless is still NRF to F. A superb copy. £200. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. What Might Have Been. Bradbury Evans and Co. London, 1907. Privately printed true first. Scarce. "The Socialists had nailed their manifesto to the mast and no man could charge them with duplicity. On every platform from Caithness to Cornwall they had stood openly and declared: We are the enemies to Capital; we are at war with Society as it is at present constituted; we are for the forcible distribution of wealth, however come by... and the levelling of humanity, with the unskilled labourer as the ideal standard." But they had reckoned without George Salt. The question is: "Who is George Salt?". £850. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. The Secret of the League. 1907 Nelson Edition. First thus published anon in 1907 as 'What might have been'. NRF. £125. Shop label of 'V. H. Johnson's "Science-fiction Service," 46, Mill Lane, Liverpool 13, also at 17, Burwash Road, London S.E. 18.' Previous owner lib. stamp, VG in rare G dustwrapper poorly repaired and strengthened at the top and bottom of the spine with adhesive tape, bearing the original 1s/6d price on the spine and front bottom left corner of the striking pictorial dustwrapper. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung Unrolls his Mat. London, Richards Press 1928. VG page edges foxed in a VG dust wrapper. The '...unspecified retailer of delusive fables'at his best. Contains such gems as '...a literary aphorism makes poor defence against a suddenly propelled battle-axe...' page 8.
'It is not necessary for a philosopher to light a torch to catch glow worms by, at mid-day'. page 55.
'The intimation that he was himself of remote kinship with the Immortals did not gild his imagination for he had often recognised that he was in some undetermined way superior to those around him, although the circumstance did not appear to have any direct pecuniary advantage'. page 291. £350. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung Unrolls his Mat. London, Richards Press 1928 (2nd state). Light brown cloth. Spotting to cut edges else F in VG dust wrapper has a few close tears and very minor chipping. £140. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. The Bravo of London. 1934. Cassell, London. Max Carrados story in a plot involving impersonation. Rare in rare and striking dustjacket. £1250. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. London, Richards Press First edition 1922. NRF with slight foxing to cut edges and prelims in F dust wrapper. £360. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. London, Richards Press 6th edition 1957. F in a VG+ PC' d dust wrapper. £25. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. London, Richards Press 5th edition 1947. Top edge green. NRF in a VG+ dustwrapper. £35. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. London, 1st Penguin 1938. VG. £18. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. London, 1st Penguin 1938. Shop stamp. VG. £20. Click for Image.

Bramah, Ernest. The Wallet of Kai Lung. 1923. Introduction by G. Richards. Edition Limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Prelims slightly foxed. VG/NRF. Lin Yi: Precede me... to my mean and uninviting hovel, while I gain more honour than I can reasonably bear by following closely in your elegant footsteps, and guarding your Imperial person with this inadequate but heavily loaded weapon. £350. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung's Golden Hours. 1923. Introduction by G. Richards. Number 132, edition limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Off setting to end papers, corners bumped but still firm, overall NRF, in excellent NRF dust wrapper with minor chips and a few closed tears. Although it is desirable to lose persistently when playing at squares and circles with the broad minded and sagacious Emperor, it is nonetheless a fact that the observance of this etiquette deprives the intellectual diversion of much of its interest for both players. £650. Click for Image.

Bramah, Ernest. The Eyes of Max Carrados. London, Grant Richards Ltd. 1923. First edition. Fine in full leather binding, gilt spine, marbled end-papers. £750. Click for Image.

Bramah, Ernest. Short Stories of Today and Yesterday. Harrap, London 1929. F/F. £100. Click for Image.

Bramah, Ernest. Kin Weng and the Miraculous Tusk. 1941.6 b/w plates. Illustrated by W.J. Martindale. Birmingham School of Printing. NRF. £150. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. The Celestial Omnibus. Kai Lung Stories of Ernest Bramah introduction by John Connell. John Baker 1963. VG/VG. Inscription. £75. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. The Celestial Omnibus. London, Richards Press 1963. Paperback. VG. £35. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Best of Max Carrados Detective Stories. New York, Dover 1972. NRF. £25. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. The Wallet of Kai Lung. John Baker, reprint, 1971. VG/VG. Inscription. £25. Click for Image

Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung Six. Tacoma, Washington: The Non-Profit Press, 1974. Hard Cover. First Edition. Limited to [250 copies]. The first publication of six uncollected stories. Fine/Fine. £65 Click for Image

Broch, Hermann. The Unknown Quantity. Trans. by Willa and Edwin Muir. London: Collins 1935. First Eition.VG/VG.
This cornerstone work of science fiction tells the story of a young scientist Richard Heick, who, in his attempt to reduce the universe to Ordered Form, finds himself baffled by the unknown quantity of love...he eventually emerges from the experience of of love and the pain of tragedy with a new outlook. He knows now that the unknown quantity is valid without proof; that the head and the heart are one and not conflicting forces; that love is knowlege and knowledge love...
Broch a former captain of industry and head of a giant textile business, did not begin writing until the age of forty five. Increasingly fascinated by the study of mathematics and philosophy he sold his business to devote himself to full-time study and the creation of literary masterpieces. £300. Click for Image.

 

Brophy, Brigid. Finishing Touch. Secker and Warburg 1963. F in a sunned VG+ dustjacket. £25. Click for Image.

Brophy, Brigid. In Transit. Macdonald Press 1969. F in a NRF slightly chipped dustjacket. £25. Click for Image.

Brumbaugh, Thomas B. . The Art Of Gerald Brockhurst, A Major Catalogue Published By Georgia Museum Of Art In 1993 In An Edition Of Only1000 Copies. 4to, 156 pages, soft cover, very substantial essays. 76 black and white, and 6 full color, full page, illustrations of work [ oil painting and etching primarily ]. Fine condition.. Click for Image.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Leopard Men. Bodley Head, London 1935. PROOF COPY. Brown paperwraps. VG. £300. Click for Image.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the City of Gold. Bodley Head, London 1935. PROOF COPY. Brown paperwraps. VG. £300. Click for Image.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. London: First Methuen 1920. 9th edition, First UK edition was 1919. VG pages somewhat browned in VG pictorial dustwrapper. £50. Click for Image.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Warlord of Mars. London: Methuen First edition 1921. 2nd edition, First UK edition was Methuen 1920. VG/VG. Previous owner's inscription. £75. Click for Image.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Ant-Men. London: Methuen 1925. First UK edition. VG. Previous owners inscription. £50. Click for Image

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tanar of Pellucidar. London: Methuen 1939. First UK edition. VG. Uncommon. £75. Click for Image

Cavendish, George. Thomas Wolsey Late Cardinal His Life and Death Written by George Cavendish His Gentleman Usher. Edited with an Introduction by Roger Lockyer. London: the Folio Society 1962. Near fine in VG Slipcase. Priestley, J.B. Festival. New York: Harper and Brothers 1951. First edition. VG+ . £10. Click for Image.

Champagne, Maurice. Les Chercheurs d' Epaves. Delagrave 1933. Illust. Hard to find adventure story by the author of the "Mysterious Valley". French text. VG. £160. Click for Image.

Chandler, Raymond. Spanish Blood. Click for Image

Chatwin, Philip B. (Editor). Birmingham Archaeological Society, Transactions and Proceedings for the Year 1958 , Vol 76. London: Printed for Subscribers Only, by Vivian Ridler at the University Press, Oxford 1960. Green cloth. 95 pp , index charts, plates diagrams and text .VG. £95. Click for Image

Christie, Agatha. By the Pricking of My Thumbs. Collins Crime Club 1968. F/F. £35. Click for Image.

Christie, Agatha. Third Girl. Collins Crime Club 1966. F/NRF. £35. Click for Image.

Churchhill, Sir Winston Spencer. The Framers of the Atlantic Charter. Click for Image.

Clarke, Bob Carlos. Janet Reger Lingerie Catalogue. London: 1979. Gilt decorated cloth. Complete with order forms. 32pp. Early example of the photographer's work prior to his rise to fame. NRF. £100 Click for Image.

Clarke, Bob Carlos. Janet Reger Lingerie Catalogue. London: Paperwraps. NRF. £100 Click for Image.

Colegate, Isabel. The Shooting Party. Hamish Hamilton 1980. F owner inscribed in a NRF dustjacket sunned along the spine. £35. Click for Image.

Curtis, Richard. Notting Hill. Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. ISBN 0 340 73844 8. Richard Curtis' celebrated screenplay, including deleted scenes, beautiful film stills, line drawings of Notting Hill and behind the scenes photographs..'. 208pp, paperback. A very good copy. £20 Click for Image.

Dearnaley, E.J. and Warr, P.B. Aircrew Stress in Wartime Operations. Papers from the Flying Personnel Research Committee of the Ministry of Defence. vii + 223pp. Pencil notations and some slight staines, else very good in very good glassine wrapper. Click for Image

D'Argencourt, Louise. William Bouguereau, 1825-1905. Paris: Musee du Petit-Palais, France, 1984 265 pages. VG. Paperwraps. Cover corner very lightly creased. Sumptuous catalogue from the famous Paris exhibition of 1984, conceived by Louise D'Argencourt and organised in collaboration with Mark Steven Walker, and subsequently transferred to Montreal and Hartford, Connecticut. Profusely illustrated with 291 plates of which 16 are in full colour.
William Adolphe Bouguereau, born in La Rochelle, son of an olive oil merchant, received his artistic education at École Municipals De Dessin Et De Peinture in Bordeaux and later at the prestigious École des Beaux Arts in Paris, winning his first Premier Grand Prix de Rome for "Zénobie retrouvée par les bergers sur les bords de I'Araxe" (Zenobia Found by Shepards on the Shores of the Araxes) in 1850. A frequent and celebrated prize winner in numerous expositions he slipped into obscurity during the 20th-century, a victim of the advocates of the new Modern Art movement who perceived, in the art of Bouguereau, everything they despised.
Although somewhat given to sentimentality and a pedantic and literal rendering of ancient mythology his remarkable powers of invention and construction should not to be overlooked. In addition, his mastery of the classical technique of using, pure, transparent glazes blended wet in wet over a white ground enabled him to create images of striking brilliance and luminously. Increasingly in vogue of late, the 1984 exhibition did much to revive the reputation of one of the greatest realist painters of the late 19th-century. Preface by Alexander V.J. Gaudieri, Therese Burollet, and Tracy Atkinson, and essays including Pompier Art, Biography, Chronology, The Art of William Bouguereau, Bouguereau At Work, The Decorator and Parisian Churches, Bouguereau and the Art Market In France, Collecting Bouguereau in England and America, Robert Isaacson, Bouguereau and The Art of His Time, Bibliography. French text. £500. Click for Image.

De Berniers, Louis. Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Secker &Warburg. Fine in dust jacket. A lovely pristine copy. £500. Click for Image.

 

De Berniers, Louis. Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Secker &Warburg. Fine in dust jacket. A lovely pristine copy. Click for Image.

 

Deighton, Len. Fighter. TheTrue Story Of The Battle Of Britain. London: Jonathan Cape, [1977]. First edition. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. Click for Image.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, George Newnes 1902. Slight rubbing to extremities else VG. £750. Click for Image.

 

Rebecca - Signed By Du Maurier

"LAST NIGHT I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me. There was a padlock and a chain upon the gate. I called in my dream to the lodge-keeper, and had no answer, and peering closer through the rusted spokes of the gate I saw that the lodge was uninhabited."

Du Maurier, Daphne. Rebecca. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1938. First edition. VG/VG. Signed by the author in the month of publication for distribution to members of The Book Society. Du Maurier's most famous novel - made into a spell-binding movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. £5000.Click for Image.

Du Maurier, Daphne. The Apple Tree. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1952 First UK edition. F/VG+ previous owners inscription. First appearance of "The Birds". £50 Click for Image.

Du Maurier, Daphne. My Cousin Rachel. Gollancz (yellowjacket) 1951.VG slightly foxed half title in a VG dustjacket, sunned spine, slight chips and tears to edges. Made into a movie starring Richard Burton. £95. Click for Image.

Eads, Peter H.E. Bates: A Bibliographical Study. Paul's Bibliographies 1990 Hardback 238 pages. Signed. F/F.

Eads, Peter. Give Them Their LifeThe poetry of H.E. Bates. Evensford Productions.1990. Foreward by Richard Bates. Calligraphy and illustrations by Lynne Evans. 72pp. SIGNED BY EADS, EVANS AND BATES. F/F.

Eliot, T.S.. The Confidential Clerk. Faber & Faber 1953. VG/VG. Slightly foxed. Typo 'Ihad' page 7. £65. Click for Image.

Erasmus, Desiderius. In Praise of Folly. London: the Folio Society 1974. Translated by Betty Radice. Near fine in sightly spotted VG slipcase. £16. Click for Image.

Evans, Margiad . A Ray of Darkness. Arthur Baker Ltd 1952. NRF in a chipped and torn dustjacket with three quarters of an inch square loss overall. £75. Click for Image.

Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier. The Buccaneers of America. London: the Folio Society 1972. Translated by Alexis Brown with an introduction by Jack Beeching. Comprising a Pertinent and Truthful Description of the Principal Acts of Depredation and Inhuman Cruely Commited by the English and French Buccaneers against the Spaniards in America by A. O. Exquemelin Who Himself, of Necessity, Was Present at All These Acts of Plunder. Fine in near fine slipcase. £15

Feinstein, Amiel. Foundations of Information Theory. New York: McGraw-Hill 1958. VG corners bumped. £10. Click for Image.

Fels, Florent. L'Art Vivant, de 1900 a Nos Jours. Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1950. First Edition.
The seminal reference work covering the first half of the 19th century: one of the most revolutionary periods in the history of art. Profusely illustrated by more than 550 plates and a further 16 tipped in colour plates (all present). Original pictorial wrappers printed in grey, blue and red. F/NRF. £500 Click for Image.

Fels, Florent. L'Art Vivant, de 1900 a Nos Jours, 1914-1950. Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1956. First Edition.The seminal reference work covering the first half of the 19th century: one of the most revolutionary periods in the history of art. Profusely illustrated by more than 300 plates with a further 16 tipped in colour plates (all present). One of 120 numbered copies only, precedes the first trade edition. Original pictorial wrappers printed in grey, blue and red, complete with the rare pictorial dust wrapper often missing from this edition. Also included is an inscribed (by the author?) compliments slip and a preview card for the Pierre Sicard exhibition at the Galerie Andre Weil. Rare. An exceptional copy. Text in French. £500 Click for Image.

 

Casino Royale Uncorrected Proof Copy

Fleming, Ian. Casino Royale. Jonathan Cape 1953. Uncorrected proof copy. Bound by Sangsorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed in gilt on the rear turn-in) in full black morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image. POA.

Fleming, Ian. Live and Let Die. Jonathan Cape 1954. VG. Corners bumped, slightly foxed, traces of pencil erasure but a good tight copy. £400. Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. Diamonds are Forever. Jonathan Cape 1956. Marked by a small circular stain in the margin across eight pages, VG. £175. Click for Image Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. The Diamond Smugglers. Jonathan Cape 1957. VG/VG (White lettering on spine). £200. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image. Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger. Jonathan Cape 1959. F/F. Bond to the rescue once again, this time against the moneyman of the deadly SMERSH Auric Goldfinger. Contains one of the best lines in the whole series - "Bond came to the conclusion that Tilly Masterton was one of those girls whose hormones had got mixed up. He knew the type well and thought they and their male counterparts were a direct consequence of giving votes to women and 'sex equality'. As a result of fifty years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused, not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits - barren and full of frustrations, the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied. He was sorry for them, but he had no time for them. Bond smiled sourly to himself as he remembered his fantasies about this girl as they sped along the valley of the Loire. Entre Deux Seins indeed!"An exceptionally bright clean copy, scarce in this condition. SOLD £800. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. Thunderball. Jonathan Cape 1961. NRF/NRF. £350. Click for Image. Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Jonathan Cape 1963. VG/VG PC. But Tiger was not to be hurried. He said, 'Bondo-san, I will now be blunt with you, and you will not be offended, because we are friends. Yes? Now it is a sad fact that I, and many of us in positions of authority in Japan, have formed an unsatisfactory opinion about the British people since the war. You have not only lost a great Empire, you have seemed almost anxious to throw it away with both hands. All right,' he held up a hand, 'we will not go deeply into the reasons for this policy, but when you apparently sought to arrest this slide into impotence at Suez, you succeeded only in stage-managing one of the most pitiful bungles in the history of the world, if not the worst. Further, your governments have shown themselves successively incapable of ruling and have handed over effective control of the country to the trade unions, who appear to be dedicated to the principle of doing less and less work for more money. This feather-bedding, this shirking of an honest day's work, is sapping at ever-increasing speed the moral fibre of the British, a quality the world once so much admired. In its place we now see a vacuous, aimless horde of seekers-after-pleasure - gambling at the pools and bingo, whining at the weather and the declining fortunes of the country, and wallowing nostalgically in gossip about the doings of the Royal Family and of your so-called aristocracy in the pages of the most debased newspapers in the world.'£280. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Jonathan Cape 1963. Second April. Not pc, 43 pages. sVG/VG PC. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. Thrilling Cities. Jonathan Cape 1963. VG/VG. Bumped top front corner. Spine stained 1/4" at foot. Dustwrapper edge stained and slightly torn. £75. Click for Image. Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. Chitty Chitty BangBang. Jonathan Cape 1964. Vol. 1. VG. £75. Click for Image. Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. Chitty Chitty BangBang. Jonathan Cape 1964. Vol. 2. VG. £75. Click for Image. Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. You Only Live Twice. Jonathan Cape 1964. NRF/VG PC.£100. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. Man with the Golden Gun. Jonathan Cape 1965. NRF/NRF. £150. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. Jonathan Cape 1960. F/F. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Fleming, Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights. Jonathan Cape 1966. F/F . £100. Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image.

Fleming, Ian. Kemsley Manual of Journalism. Cassell 1950. VG/VG. Eight pages. £45. Click for Image. Click for Image Click for Image

 

Flint, Sir William Russell. In Pursuit. London: The Medici Society, 1969 First Edition. Fine Quarter red morocco, photo-litho marbled endpapers designed by Sir William Russell Flint, top edge gilt, in fine slipcase, signed by Francis Russell Flint. No 947 from 850 from a total limited edition of 1050. £550. Click for Image.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Catalogue Raisonne volume I. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969. A Comparative Review of the Artist's signed limited edition prints. K.S.Gardner and Nigel D Clark, with contributions by Cecelia Green and Moira Shearer. Bristol: Sir William Russell Flint Galleries Ltd. 1986 No. 867 of the collectors edition. Half Morocco £650. Click for Image.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Catalogue Raisonne volume I. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969. Bristol: Sir William Russell Flint Galleries Ltd. 1986. A Comparative Review of the Artist's signed limited edition prints. K.S.Gardner and Nigel D Clark, with contributions by Cecelia Green and Moira Shearer. The De Luxe edition featuring a Catalogue Raisonne of the artist's dry point engravings. Blue full morocco, all edges gilt, slipcase. £950.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Catalogue Raisonne volume II. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969. A Catalogue Raisonne of the unsigned limited edition works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a review of fine books and other collectable ephemera. K.S.Gardner. Bristol: Michael Stewart Associates 1994. Blue full morocco, all edges gilt. De Luxe edition in original slipcase (not shown )as issued with signed bookplate by Susan Russell Flint and the author K.S. Gardner.£850. Click for Image.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Catalogue Raisonne volume II. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969. A Catalogue Raisonne of the unsigned limited edition works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a review of fine books and other collectable ephemera. K.S.Gardner. Bristol: Michael Stewart Associates 1994. Blue leatherette. Trade edition in original slipcase. £150. Click for Image.

Lewis, Ralph. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969. London: Charles Skilton 1980. Fine in wrapper sunned on spine and margins. Price-clipped. £85 Click for Image.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Models of Propriety. Occasional Caprices for the Edification of Ladies and the Delight of Gentlemen. London: Michael Joseph 1951. First trade edition. Previous owner inscription on FEP. £55Click for Image.

Flint, Sir William Russell. Shadows in Arcady. London: Charles Skilton 1965. Fine in fine slip case (slight press mark). Quarter Morocco. Number 301 of 450 printed in Pastonchi type. £100 Click for Image.

[See also - Palmer, Arnold. More Than Shadows.]

[See also - Lewis, Ralph.[see also]: Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969.]

Forster, Margaret. Marital Rights. Secker and Warburg 1981. F in a F dustjacket. £65. Click for Image.

 

France, Anatole. Clio. Illustrated by Alphonse Mucha. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1900. First trade edition. Blue cloth.
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) a Czech, was one of the greatest designers of his age, his style in many ways typifying the sensuous elegance of art nouveau. In the drawing of the human figure, particularly the hands, which are difficult to draw, he had few equals. This book features 12 colour illustrations (seven plates, and five text illustrations): £350. Click for Image.

France, Anatole. Clio. Illustrated by Alphonse Mucha. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1900. First trade edition. Blue cloth.
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) a Czech, was one of the greatest designers of his age, his style in many ways typifying the sensuous elegance of art nouveau. In the drawing of the human figure, particularly the hands, which are difficult to draw, he had few equals. This book features the cover illustration and 12 colour illustrations (seven plates, and five text illustrations). Scarlet quarter cloth rubbed, gilt spine and label. £350. Click for Image.

Freeman, Kathleen. The Intruder. Jonathan Cape 1926 1st. G owner inscribed, internally foxed in G dustjacket sunned along spine and front and back, chipped and torn with 1/4" square loss overall. £75. Click for Image.

 

Gibbons, John. What Is This Lourdes? London: Methuen 1936. Some foxing 153pp. G £15. Click for Image.

Gibbons, Stella. My American. London: Longmans, 1939. First Edition. Signed by Author. Very good in very good, slightly nicked and rubbed and foxed dustwrapper. Neat Book Society bookplate. By the author of Cold Comfort Farm. Here is comedy and tragedy and romance seen with that authentic human understanding which is nothing if not possessed of a sense of humour. £200 Click for Image

Ginzburg, Evgenia S.. Into the Whirlwind. Collins Harvill 1967. F in a G+ dustjacket with two 1/2" tears to front and one inch tear to back with three inch crease. £25. Click for Image.

Glasgow, Ellen. In this Our Life. Jonathan Cape 1941. VG+ very slight foxing to edges in a good dustjacket, chipped, torn and rubbed, 1/2" square loss overall. The 1942 Pulitzer Prize winner. £45. Click for Image.

Gorn, Saul. Processors for Infinite Codes of the Shannon-Fano Type. The Moor School of Electrical Engineering University Pennsylvania Philadelphia Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn April 24-26 1962. Reprinted from the proceedings of the Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Automata.Uncommon. £125 Click for Image.

Greene, Graham The Heart Of The Matter. London: Heinemann and the Book Society, May 1948. Cloth. 1st Thus. Signed by the author Graham Greene. A novel. Very good plus in very good, spine faded and slightly nicked and rubbed dustwrapper, page edges foxed. Neat Book Society bookplate. £500 Click for Image

Hamilton, Peter F.. The Neutronium Alchemist. The second volume in the Night's Dawn trilogy. London: Macmillan 1997. F/F. £50 Click for Image.

 

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbevilles. Osgood 1892 1st ed second state. 3 Vols.
G to VG.3 vols. smooth tan cloth, blocked in gold on front with art nouveau honeysuckle design, gilt lettering on the spine.Vol.1 has a strip of paper pasted over upper half of front fly leaf (covering previous owner's name). Bottom front corner bumped.Vol.3 has a small hole to rear cover and a Library stamp on the FEP. Externally, slightly marked and rubbed, spines faded; internally clean and free of foxing. 2nd. impression limited to 500 copies only (1st. impression was 1000 only), most of which were distributed to circulating libraries.
The enormous popularity of this book ensured that most library copies of this issue are found in only fair to good condition, often rebacked . This set therefore is in, unusually, very good condition. £1300. Click for Image.

Hartley, L.P.. The Sixth Heaven. First edition, signed by author on title, original cloth, slightly faded at spine, dust-jacket, torn with loss to head of spine, tape-repairs on inside, London: Putnam 1946. £500 Click for Image.

Hartley, L.P.. Eustace and Hilda. First edition, inscribed presentation copy from the author, with dedicatee's [David Horner] bookplate July 1947 For David, affectionately and gratefully from Leslie. Original cloth, dust-jacket, a very good copy, London: Putnam, 1947. £600. Click for Image.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. First edition. £500. Click for Image.

Heinlein, Robert A. Starman Jones. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954. Cloth. VG/VG front spine corner chipped. First UK Edition. £150. Click for Image.

Helman, Lillian. An Unfinished Woman. Little Brown and Co. 1969. American 1st. VG+ £15. Click for Image.

Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls. London Cape, 1941. First Edition. VG/VG. Hemingway's classic novel set during four days and three nights in the Spanish Civil War . Hemingway's first book after the ten year hiatus following the publication of A Farewell to Arms. An instant publishing sensation in wartorn Britain, the blitzed British publishing houses struggled to meet the public demand with three reprints during the month of March 1941 alone, followed by another four other full-priced editions. Neat Book Society bookplate. £425 Click for Image

Heaps, Leo. Log Of The Centurian, Based On The Original Papers Of Captain Philip Saumarez On Board HMS Centurian. Lord Anson's Flagship During His Circumnavigation 1740-44 . London Hart Davis MacGibbon. 1973. Pages edges foxed. NRF/F. £45 Click for Image.

Hill, Susan. In the Springtime of the Year. Hamish Hamilton 1974. F in a NRF William Morris dustjacket. £30. Click for Image.

Holme, Constance. He who Came. Chapman and Hall 1930. NRF in a VG+ dustjacket sunned on spine. £175. Click for Image.

Johnson Pamela Hansford. The Humbler Creation. MacMillan 1959. VG+ no dustjacket? Owner inscribed in pencil on front free end paper. £25. Click for Image.

Johnson Pamela Hansford. Cork Street, Next to the Hatters. MacMillan 1965. NRF bumped on head of spine in a NRF dustjacket. £45. Click for Image.

Johnson Pamela Hansford. Night and Silence Who is Here? MacMillan 1963. Review copy. NRF in a NRF dustjacket. £45. Click for Image.

Kelly J.L. JR. A New Interpretation of Information Rate. Bell Systems Technical Journal July 1956. Extract . Recent paperwraps. £350. Click for Image.

Kelly's Most Famous work. RARE. John Larry Kelly, Jr. (1923 – 1965), was a scientist who worked at Bell Labs. He is best known for formulating the Kelly criterion, an algorithm for maximally investing money.He was born in Corsicana, Texas. He spent four years in the US Navy as a pilot during World War II before entering the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with a PhD in Physics in 1953.

In 1962 Kelly created one of the most famous moments in the history of Bell Labs by using an IBM 7090 computer to synthesize speech. Kelly's voice recorder synthesizer vocoder recreated the song Daisy Bell, with musical accompaniment from Max Mathews. Arthur C. Clarke of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame was coincidentally visiting friend and colleague John Pierce at the Bell Labs Murray Hill facility at the time of this remarkable speech synthesis demonstration and was so impressed that he used it in one of the climactic scenes of his novel and screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the HAL 9000 computer sings the same song as he is being put to sleep by astronaut Dave Bowman.

John Kelly was a remarkable character. Apart from being a physicist he embodied certain stereotypical Texan character attributes being a tough guy, recreational gunslinger and a daredevil pilot all at the same time. He was also an associate of Claude Shannon at Bell Labs. Together they developed a Game theory type method based on the principles of information theory developed by Shannon. It is reported that Shannon and his wife Betty went to Las Vegas with M.I.T. mathematician Ed Thorp, and made very successful forays in roulette and blackjack using this method, later called the Kelly criterion, making a fortune as detailed in the book Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone and corroborated by the writings of Elwyn Berlekamp, Kelly's research assistant in 1960 and 1962.[4] Shannon and Thorp also applied the same theory to the stock market with even better results.

Over the decades, John Kelly's scientific formula has become a part of mainstream investment theory and the most prominent users, well-known and successful billionaire investors Warren Buffett, Bill Gross and Jim Simons use Kelly methods. Warren Buffett met Thorp the first time in 1968. It's said that Buffett uses a form of the Kelly criterion in deciding how much money to put into various holdings. Also Elwyn Berlekamp had applied the same logical algorithm for Axcom Trading Advisors, an alternative investment management company, that he had founded.
Berlekmap's company was acquired by Jim Simons and his Renaissance Technologies Corp hedge fund in 1992, whereafter its investment instruments were either subsumed into (or essentially renamed as) Renaissance's flagship Medallion Fund. But as Kelly's original paper demonstrates, the criterion is only valid when the investment or "game" is played many times over, with the same probability of winning or losing each time, and the same payout ratio.

The theory was also exploited by the MIT Blackjack Team. The MIT Blackjack Team was a group of students and former students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, and other leading colleges who used card-counting techniques and other sophisticated strategies to beat casinos at blackjack worldwide. The team and its successors operated successfully from 1979 through the beginning of the 21st century. Many other blackjack teams have been formed around the world with the goal of beating the casinos.

The card counting techniques have been explained in recent years in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book about the MIT Blackjack Team by Ben Mezrich. In 2008 the book was adapted into the drama film 21.

Kelly died of a stroke on a Manhattan sidewalk at the young age of 41 in 1965. It is reported that he never used his own criterion to make money.

 

Keown, Anna Gordon. The Cat who saw God. Peter Davies 1932. VG slightly foxed, signed by the author With love from Anna and the Cat , in a VG dustjacket chipped and torn. £120. Click for Image.

Kerr, Philip. A German Requiem. London: Viking, 1991. First Edition. F/F. £125. Click for Image.

Kerr, Philip. A Philosophical Investigation. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. First Edition. F/F. £75. Click for Image.

Kotz, Samuel. Recent Results in Information Theory. Methuen 1966 . Methuen Review Series in Aplplied Probability Volume 5. VG in original paperwraps. 95pp with diagrams. Uncommon. £75. Click for Image.

Laclos. P. A. F., Choderlos de. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, ou Lettres Recueillies dans une Société, & Publiées Pour L'Instruction de Quelques Autres. Par M. C..... De L..Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Durand Neveu, 1782 4 vol. in 12, de 248pp., 242pp., 231pp., et 257pp., A beautiful Copy of this rare French masterpiece, bound in a very attractive late 19th-century ornate decorated calf. £7000 Click for Image

 

Leduc, Violette. L' Affamee. Paris, Pauvert, 1948. First Edition. Grey paperwraps. One of 130 only, on "vélin" paper. £400. Click for Image.

Leduc, Violette. La Chasse a L'Amour. Paris: Gallimard, 1973, . F/F. £50 Click for Image.

Leduc, Violette. Ravages. Translation Arthur Barker 1968. F/F. £50. Click for Image.

Lewis, C.S. Till We Have Faces. London: Bles 1956. VG/VG. £90. Click for Image.

Lewis, C.S. The Horse and his Boy. London: Bles. 1954. VG/VG. £1500. Click for Image.

 

Leymarie, Jean. Balthus. Monograph.F/F in slipcase. Click for Image

Lindsay, Lionel (illustrated By Norman Lindsay). Norman Lindsay's Pen Drawings. Sydney, Australia: Art in Australia Limited, 1931 Soft Cover. VG/VG-. First Edition. 64 plates, 60 full page illustrations on glossy paper, dustwrapper with edge wear and chipping and red inkstain to lower cover. Click for Image.

Mackay, Shena. Music Upstairs. Andre Deutsch 1965. VG very slightly foxed along top edges, booksellers stamp papered over on rear paste down in a VG dustjacket, rear flap (shop price?) clipped. £95. Click for Image.

MacCarthy, Mary. A Pier and a Band. New Adelphi Library 1931 1st thus. NRF with introduction by David Garnett. £50. Click for Image.

Macaulay, Rose. The World my Wilderness. Collins 1950. VG in a G+ dustjacket, moderately sunned. £30. Click for Image.

 

McCullers, Carson. A Clock Without Hands. Cresset Press 1961. VG+ in a VG dustjacket sunned along spine, slightly torn and chipped. £40. Click for Image.

 

Mitchison, Naomi. The Moral Basis of Politics. Constable 1938. VG+ in a good dustjacket with one and a half inch lost from foot of spine, PC. £15. Click for Image.

Mitchison, Naomi. Boys and Girls and Gods. Watts 1931. VG+ front free end paper removed.owner inscription Best wishes to David from Barbara Xmas 1945. £15. Click for Image.

 

Modiano, Patrick. Villa Triste. London Gollancz. NRF/F price clipped. Click for Image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortimer, Penelope. The Home. Hutchinson 1971. F in a VG+ dustjacket. £25. Click for Image.

Mortimer, Penelope. Long Distance. Allen Lane 1974. F in a F dustjacket. £25. Click for Image.

Muir, Helen. Consequences. Despite his Academy awards, Len Derbyshire already has a few problems. These escalate when he is dragged to a singles evening where he meets yuppy journalist, Ruth Biy. His ungainly dancing and an attack of narcolepsy cause him to waltz onto the windpipe of a dancing partner.
His victim sues. Meanwhile, journalist Ruth , who met the somnolent Len that fateful night, has abandoned her ongoing affair with her editor in favour of ensnaring Len and converting him to her well-ordered lifefestyle of dinner parties and glittering journalistic social events...
A novel of spark ling wit and humour where bizarre situations seem normal, and the normal appears ontlandish; a wise incisive and affectionate stury of male and female foibles, and the. causality of human relationships. F/F. Click for Image.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1959. VG/VG. First trade edition. First published in English by the Olympia Press, Paris, under a pseudonym (Nabokov did not wish to cause embarrassment to Cornell University). Subsequently nominated by Graham Greene (The Sunday Times, Dec. 25, 1955) as one of the best three books of the year it rapidly became a cause celebre as the outraged John Gordon (editor of The Sunday Express, a clean-up campaigner and Shirley Temple fan) fought it out in the letters pages of the British press: "Without doubt it is the filthiest book I have ever read. Sheer unrestrained pornography." The first trade edition quickly became one of the best sellers of the 1950's. £150. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. The Commodore. First UK Edition Harper Collins 1994. F/F (a lovely copy, as new). £80. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. The Surgeon's Mate. London: Collins 1980. First Edition. F/F. £2000. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. Master and Commander. London: Collins 1970. First Edition. F/F. £1200. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. Post Captain. London, United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1972. Uncorrected advance proofs copy. Red staining to last blank page from red rear cover. VG. RARE. £500. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. Fortune of War. London: Collins . First Edition. The sixth book in the Aubrey Maturin series. NRF/F. £250. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. The Far Side of the World. London: Collins, 1984. First Edition. Rare Advanced Proof Copy featuring Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. VG. £950. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick The Ionian Mission. Collins, London, 1981. F/F. £1000. Click for Image.

O'Brian, Patrick. The Reverse of the Medal. London, United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1986. Pages edges darkened else F/F. £300. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. The Wine-Dark Sea. New York, NY, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1993. Second edition signed by by the autor MINT/MINT £250. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. Blue at the Mizzen. London: Harper Collins, 1999. First Edition. Signed by the author. MINT/MINT. £500. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. Blue at the Mizzen. London: Harper Collins, 1999. Second Edition. Signed by the author. MINT/MINT. £350. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. Blue at the Mizzen. New York, NY, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1999 Hard Cover. First Edition. Signed by Author. One of 250 in a slipcased limited edition. MINT/MINT. £250. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. The Hundred Days. London, United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. MINT/MINT. £350. Click for Image

O'Brian, Patrick. Caesar and Hussein. London: The British Library 1999. First Edition thus (Previously published 1930 & 1938). Signed limited edition of 250 copies. 1/4 leather, in matching cloth slipcase. F/F. £250. Click for Image

O'Brien, Edna. August is a Wicked Month. Jonathan Cape 1965. NRF neat owner inscription in a VG+ dustjacket sunned on spine. £35. Click for Image.

Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. Bloomsbury 1992. F/F. £295. Click for Image.

Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. Screenplay by Anthony Minghella. Methuen 1997. F signed by Minghela. £45. Click for Image.

Orwell, George. Animal Farm. London: First Cheap edition. NRF/NRF. £25. Click for Image.

Palmer, Arnold. More Than Shadows. Very good good plus. Tipped-in colour plate inscribed by Flint. Reprint of this heavily-illustrated biography of the Scottish painter. Lightly tipped to the title page is a 51/4" x 4" colour plate of an untitled oil, on the verso of which the artist writes in grease pencil, "Exquisite oh! / A marter, if there ever was / one. / Russel Flint." On the front flyleaf one Arthur Black adds, "To Leo & Ingrid / I think this is one of the finest / books on art ever conceived. / I know you will enjoy it. / My compliments...." £195. Click for Image.

Pearsall, Ronald. Tell me Pretty Maiden. The Victorian and Edwardian Nude. London: Book Club Associates 1981. F/F. Lavishly illustrated throughout. F/F. £50. Click for Image

 

Peikoff, Leonard (Ayn Rand, Intro) The Ominous Parallels The End of Freedom in America. New York, Stein and Day, 1982. Fine/ Fine. 383pgs. [4] The End of Freedom in America "Dr. Peikoff has produced an extraordinarily perceptive thesis. His insights info the parallel philosophical tracks of pre-Nazi Germany and contemporary America are frightening. Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today's world should read this book." —Alan Greenspan
'If you do not wish to be a victim of today's philosophical bankruptcy, I recommend The Ominous Parallels as protection and ammunition. It will protect you from supporting, unwittingly, the ideas that are destroying you and the world. ' " —Ayn Rand. £40. Click for Image

 

Poynter, Sir E. J. Drawings of Sir E. J. Poynter. London/New York: George Newnes Ltd. . green cloth-backed grey paper covered pictorial boards; illustrated. Rubbing to th boards, rather dulling the extrenal illustrations; wear and rubbing to the exteremes; internally, clean and near fine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. £250. Click for Image.

Price, J.J. The Legend of the Leper of Kenelmstowe, the Leper of the Lord. London: Privately Printed by the Author at the Hadley Press 1927. This is the authors annotated copy with a handwritten dedication "to Mrs A.R. Dugdale....[address]..." illustrated by woodcuts by Bernard Sleigh. Published shortly after the death of the author's wife this is his only work in verse and features extensive notes and explanatory remarks in the author's hand own. Rear cover slightly grubby, internally very clean and crisp. VG. $ Click for Image.

Priestley, J.B. The Moments and Other Pieces. London: Heinemann 1966. First edition. NRF/NRF. £25.00. Click for Image.

Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials: Northern Lights. London, Scholastic. 1995. FIRST EDITION. Fine/Fine.The first volume in the highly acclaimed, Whitbread Book of the Year, His Dark Material Trilogy. Click for Image.

Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass. London, Scholastic. 2000. FIRST EDITION. Fine/Fine.The third volume in the highly acclaimed, Whitbread Book of the Year, His Dark Material Trilogy. £225 Click for Image.

Radiguet, Raymond. Vers Libres. [See Rojankovsky, Feodor] oneof 250 copies on Vélin de Vidalon, 32 hand-coloured erotic illustrations by Fedor Rojankovsky including title . 8vo, Paris Nogent, Au Panier Fleuri, [c.1938]. Paris Nogent, Au Panier Fleuri, 1938. RARE Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. We The Living. New York. Macmillan. 1936. First Edition. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. We The Living. London; Cassell. 1936. First edition.

Ayn Rand. We, The Living. London, Cassell. Rare unrevised edition. November1940 7th. Edition. 553pp. All edges cut. VG navy-blue cloth. A very good tight bright copy, slightly rubbed, largely free of foxing. Click for Image.

THE author of this novel is a young Russian who has lived under the Soviets. With a mastery of the English language rare in a foreigner, she has written a vivid story of Bolshevik Russia. Objectively and dispassionately, without once imposing any preconceived ideas on the reader, she has recorded a panorama of what she herself has seen. It is up to the reader to draw his own conclusions.
Her book is a story of men and women and politics—real politics, the inexorable politics of day succeeding day, of work and hunger, of banners and slogans that bedeck reality and are interposed between a man and his own life, transforming each individual into a fragment of the masses.
We the Living is the story of Kira Argounova and the two men who loved her — Leo, an aristocrat, and Andrei, an ardent member of "the Party." It is the story of three human beings whose very lives are shaped and determined by the background against which they move.

A rare unrevised edition containing the original text omitted from all later US and UK editions:Kira speaking to Andrei: "I loathe your ideals. I admire your methods. If one believes one's right, one shouldn't wait to convince millions of fools, one might just as well force them. Except that I don't know, however, whether I'd include blood in my methods."
"Why not? Anyone can sacrifice his own life for an idea. How many know the devotion that makes you capable of sacrificing other lives? Horrible, isn't it?"
"Not at all. Admirable. If you're right. But are you right?""Don't you know," he asked, "that we can't sacrifice millions for the sake of the few?"
"You can! You must. When those few are the best. Deny the best its right to the top-and you have no best left. What are your masses but mud to be ground underfoot, fuel to be burned for those who deserve it? What is the people but millions of puny, shriveled, helpless souls that have no thoughts of their own, no will of their own, who eat and sleep and chew helplessly the words others put into their mildewed brains? And for those you would sacrifice the few who know life, who are life?"
"I don't want to fight for the people, I don't want to fight against the people, I don't want to hear of the people. I want to be left alone-to live."


Rand, Ayn. Vom Leben Unbesiegt.(We, The Living.). First German edition Baden-Baden. Holle verlag. 1956. VG+ VG Chip to upper spine and front panel hinge, chip to rear upper egde fold. £200. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. We The Living. 60th Anniversary Edition. New York: Dutton,1995. First Dutton Printing, December, 1995. With an introduction by Leonard Peikoff. As new. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Anthem. London Cassell, 1938. First edition. Small octavo. 147 pp. Aperiodic patterned mottled red mottled cloth with gilt spine and original black endpapers. London Cassell 1938. First edition. 147 pp. All edges cut, top edge stained black, original black endpapers/pastedowns. Spine gold stamped. Dustwrapper four reviews on each fold, 6s net to spine, 4s/6d sticker. One of 3500 issued in two states, the second stating Colonial edition printed on the front flap. This copy is the first state. RARE NRF/VG. Click for Image.

 

Rand, Ayn. Anthem. London Cassell, 1938. First edition. Small octavo. 147 pp. Aperiodic patterned mottled red mottled cloth with gilt spine and original black endpapers. Bookplate and repaied tear to first 4 pages. VG. £500. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn Anthem. 50th. Anniversary Edition. New York August 1995. First thus. With a new introduction by Leonard Peikoff, and an appendix. As new. One of the most intriguing editions of Anthem featuring the full text plus a facsimile manuscript of the original English edition in full, with extensive hand-written corrections by the author for the first American edition. Click for Image

Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. Cassell, London, 1947. First U.K Edition. 8vo, pp. 644. Original black cloth, titles and decoration to spine in gilt. NRF/NRF. £800. Click for Image.

 

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. New York: Random House, 1957. Hardcover in dustjacket, with original price of $6.95 and "10/5" on the inside flap. NRF/NRF in MINT clamshell box. £950. Click for Image. More Images: Click for ImageA. Click for ImageB. Click for ImageD. Click for ImageE.

 

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. New York: Random House, 1957. Hardcover in dustjacket, with original price of $6.95 and "10/5" on the inside flap. VG/VG in MINT clamshell box. £750 Click for Image. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. FIRST EDITION second printing, conforms to all first edition points. Spine rubbed and faded worn through at the foot, front panel watermarked, previous owner bookplate, 1cm. tears to front endpaper hinges, internally, a tight, clean book. . New York, Random House. 1957. A very good copy. £75. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. First edition third printing in facsimile wrapper. Rear foredge and top corner bumped, small tear to front board lower edge, else a clean bright copy.. £75 Click for Image.

 

Rand, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York, the New American Library, 1966. Octavo, 309 pp. Out of series issue, possibly 1 of 300 signed by the author but unnumbered. Previous owner's embossed library stamp to front endpaper and prelim, tape residue from small label, offset, VG in NRF slipcase. This edition contains the erratum slip ref the omitted 3rd para p. 71 absent from subsequent editions. £750. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York, the New American Library, 1966. Octavo, 309 pp. 1 of 700 signed by the author. NRF in NRF slipcase. £900. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York, the New American Library, 1966. Octavo, 309 pp. 1 of 700 signed by the author. NRF in VG slipcase. £750. Click for Image.

 

Rand, Ayn. Og Verden Skaelvede. (Atlas Shrugged). Translated by William Petersen. Graphisk Forlag 1959. 3 Vols.Top edge cut bottom and foredge uncut. Plain paperwraps, with author, title and publisher on the front cover and spine. Each vol. distinguished by number of star devices at the foot of each spine featuring a separate design surrounded by blue (vol I), black (vol II) and brick red (vol II). Text on front and rear flaps within rules top and bottom. Click for Image.

 

Rand, Ayn. Los Que Vivimos. Hispano Americana de Ediciones, S.A., Barcelona, Coleccion Cumbre, 1943. [vii] 534pp + blank + [i]. Translated by Fernando Acevedo. Paper wraps. Plain covers with printed author, title, device, publisher, spine author, title. Coleccion Cumbre, rear cover blank. £125. Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. La Vita e Nostra. [Anthem]. Milan, Baldine e Castaldi, 1938. First edition. Half title, title and 4 page introduction by the translator, 135pp. Paperwraps, front cover , author title and publisher with publisher's device, spine author title and publisher rear cover publisher. Dustwrapper features a crowd gathering in a landscape. Rear cover a list of other authoes and their works Translated by Giuseppina Ripamonti Perigo and Maria Zotti. Original wraparound paper band with red text. "This short novel is the ideal successor to 'We the Living' a reaffirmation of the talent and great artistry of Ayn Rand." £200 Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Noi Vivi. [We the Living]. Milan, Baldini and Castoldi .1942. 472pp. Translated by Giuseppina Ripamonti Perigo. Paper wraps. 4 page introduction by Giuseppina Ripamonti Perigoi. Dustwrapper cover Russian landscape in red, red cover. Spine author title publisher. £125 Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. La Fonte Meravigliosa. (The Fountainhead). First Italian edition. Milano, Baldini & Castoldi..1946.. Translated by Giangi Colombo Taccani and Maria Silvi. Light grey boards with gilt title, bound in mid grey cloth gilt title and author. Pictorial dustwrapper design by Maraja. Endpaper pastedown decorated with luggage labels. All edges cut. £400 Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. La Fonte Meravigliosa. (The Fountainhead). First Italian edition. Milano, Baldini & Castoldi..1946.. Translated by Giangi Colombo Taccani and Maria Silvi. Light grey boards with gilt title, bound in mid grey cloth gilt title and author. Pictorial dustwrapper design by Maraja. Endpaper pastedown decorated with luggage labels. All edges cut. £150 Click for Image Click for Image Click for Image

Rand, Ayn. La Fonte Meravigliosa. (The Fountainhead). Italian movie edition 1959. Milano, Baldini & Castoldi..1946.. Translated by Giangi Colombo Taccani and Maria Silvi. Movie edition 1949. Small bump front top edge VG/VG chips and tears. £35

 

Rand, Ayn. La Source Vive. Dominique. Howard Roark. (The Fountainhead). Translation by Jane Fillion. Paris: J.E. Heber. 1945. Two volumes in three parts. First vol. Dominique & Ellesworth M.Toohey. Second vol. Howard Roark. All edges untrimmed. Plain paperwraps bearing the author's name, title, and publisher printed in black on the front cover and spine. Dustwrapper. First Swiss edition [French]. June, and Aout 1945. £200 Click for Image

Rand, Ayn. La Source Vive. Dominique. Howard Roark. (The Fountainhead). Translation by Jane Fillion. Paris: J.E. Heber c.1956. Two volumes in three parts. First vol. Dominique & Ellesworth M.Toohey. Second vol. Howard Roark. All edges untrimmed. Plain paperwraps bearing the author's name, title, and publisher printed in black on the front cover and spine. Dustwrapper features a stylised landscape/skyscraper in four colours.An eaarly French edition. £40 Click for Image.

Rand, Ayn. Der Ewige Quell. (The Eternal Spring - The Fountainhead). Morgarten Verlag. Zurich, 1946. Translated by Harry Kahn. 941pp. NRF in VG wrapper with gilded wraparound band and silk-ribbon marker. Small tears to jacket but no significant losses. Some shelf wear to gilt paper band
Tight and bright. A lovely book.

 

Rand, Ayn. Der Ewige Quell. (The Eternal Spring - The Fountainhead). Morgarten Verlag. Zurich, 1946. Translated by Harry Kahn. 941pp. Brown cloth, lemon silk page marker, bookshop stamp to front free endpaper A very good copy in facsimile dust wrapper. Rare. £35 Click for Image

 

Rankin, Ian. The Flood. Edinburgh: Polygon. 1986. MINT/MINT. Signed by Author. £850. Click for Image.

Rankin, Ian. Strip Jack. London: Orion, 1992. Fine. Original Wraps. First Edition. Uncorrected Proof Copy. This is a numbered limited proof copy (368/500). MINT. £250 Click for Image.

Rankin, Ian. Black and Blue. London Orion Books 1997. London Orion Books 1997. MINT/MINT. £350 Click for Image.

Rankin, Ian. The Hanging Garden. Blakeney: Scorpion Press, [1998]. Hardbound in quarter-leather and marbled paper-covered boards, issued in acetate dust jacket. One of 90 numbered copies signed by the author. As new. £200 Click for Image.

Rankin, Ian. Mortal Causes : An Inspector Rebus Novel. Buckingham, United Kingdom: Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 1994. F/F. £120 Click for Image.

Rankin, Ian. Wolfman. London Century Books 1992. F/F. £500. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Ross. Hamish Hamilton 1960. VG+/ VG one and a half inch closed tear and a second 1/3 inch tear to front. 1/3 inch tear to FFEP. Overall a nice copy. £95. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Ross. Samuel French 1960. VG . Blue paperwraps. A nice copy. £35. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Who is Sylvia? Hamish Hamilton 1951. VG+/ VG+. £65. Click for Image.

 

Rattigan, Terence. The Deep Blue Sea. Hamish Hamilton 1952. VG/ VG. Inscribed by the author. Sunned along spine and along the margins of the front and back panel, in a chipped and torn DW with 3/4 " loss overall. £225. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. The Sleeping Prince. Hamish Hamilton 1954. VG/ VG. £45. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Cause Celebre. Hamish Hamilton 1978. F/F. £45. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Separate Tables. Hamish Hamilton 1955. VG foxed no wrapper. £25. Click for Image

Rattigan, Terence. The Collected Plays. Hamish Hamilton signed by the author To Kenneth II Absit omen wth gratitude from Terry November 1953 . Red cloth cover worn along foot. Dustwrapper chipped and torn with 1/4 inch loss to sunned spine. G+/ G+ . £200. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence.A Bequest to the Nation. Hamish Hamilton 1970. ADVANCE PROOF COPY Paperwrapper. VG. £75. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. The Browning Version. Samuel French 1949. With stage photos. F. £45. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. In Praise of Love. Hamish Hamilton 1973. Signed by the author To Lily With all good wishes and Many Thanks Terence Rattigan. Christmas, 1973. F/VG. £200. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. Playbill: The Browning Version and Harlequinade. Hamish vHamilton 1949. Fine. + newspaper cutting. £65. Click for Image.

Rattigan, Terence. The Winslow Boy. Hamish Hamilton 1946. NRF/ VG+ Slight chipping to head and foot of spine. £75. Click for Image.

 

Rendell, Ruth. The Astronomical Scarf. Author's original signed typed manuscript, corner stapled A4. Short story published in 1996. 16pp. Edited by the author in ink. F. Click for Image

Reznicek, Ferdinand von. Unter vier Augen. Munich, Albert Langen, 1908. 30 lithographic plates 25 in colour. F. £80. Click for Image.

Rhys, Jean. Voyage in the Dark. First Andre Deutsch 1967. (First published Constable 1934). G+ library stamp on front free end paper, library plate removed from rear end paper, tape adhesive marks to front cover, end papers and rear paste down in NRF dustjacket. $15. Click for Image.

Rhys, Jean. Tigers are Better Looking. Andre Deutsch 1st 1968. G+ library stamp on front free end paper, library plate removed from rear end paper, tape adhesive marks to front cover, end papers and rear paste down in NRF dustjacket. £15. Click for Image.

Rhys, Jean. Good Morning Midnight. First Andre Deutsch 1967 (First published Constable 1939) NRF, Ex Libris label on front paste down in a VG+ dustjacket. £10. Click for Image.

Rice, Anne. Interview with a Vampire. UK First Edition. 1976. F/F. £350. Click for Image.

Rice, Anne. The Mummy. London, Chatto and Windus 1989. UK First Edition. NRF/NRF. £169. Click for Image.

Rice, Anne. The Mummy. London, Chatto and Windus 1989. UK First Proof Copy Edition .NRF. £450. Click for Image.

Rice, Anne. Beauty's Punishment. A.N. Roquelaure London, Macdonald & Co.,1987. First Edition. Second part of Rice's erotic trilogy under the pen name Roquelaure. F/F £200. Click for Image.

Rice, Anne. Beauty's Release. New York: Dutton, 1985. First Edition. £200. Click for Image.

Robbe-Grillet, Alain. L'Immortelle. Paris, Minuit, 1963. First Edition. With 40 photographic reproductions. Paperwraps. One of 412 only, on "Bouffant" paper, reserved for the publisher. Pages uncut (a clean unread copy). Fine. £200. Click for Image.

Robbe-Grillet, Alain. Pour Un Nouveau Roman. Paris, Minuit, 1963. First Edition. Paperwraps. One of 412 only, on "Bouffant" paper, reserved for the publisher. Pages uncut (a clean unread copy). Fine. £220. Click for Image.

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. Faber and Faber. 1981. NRF book in a VG+ dustjacket. £75. Click for Image.

Root letters. Henry Root Letters. Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1980. Click for Image

 

Ryder, Violet. Nora Hoult. Elkin Mathews and Marrot Ltd. 1930. [number 355 of 800]. F in a VG dustjacket. £90. Click for Image.

Sabatini, Rafael. The Writings of Rafael Sabatini. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1924. Autograph Edition (signed in ink on fourth end paper). This Edition, Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. Approximately 486 pages each (many pages uncut). 1924-1933. First thus. 34 vols. complete. The Autograph edition limited to 750 copies [508 ]. Ex-lib some damp staining. Good condition. Scaramouche, Mistress Wilding, Bardeleys the Magnificent, The Snare, The Sea-hawk, Captain Blood, The Banner of the Bull, Fortune's Fool, Historical Nights I, Historical Nights II, Caesare Borgia, Torquemada, The Strolling Saint, Saint Matin's Summer, The Carolingian, The Lion's Skin, The Trampling of the Lillies, The Shame of Motley, The Gates of Doom, The Tavern Knight, Bellarion, The Hounds of God, The Romantic Prince, The King's Minion, Captain Blood Returns, The Nuptials of Corbal -The Tyrant, Scaramouche the Kingmaker, The Black Swan, The Stalking Horse, Heroic Lives, Venetian Mask, Chivalry, The Fortunes of Captain Blood, The Lost King. De-accessioned by Ethel Walker School; Memorial Label in all volumes (note: these volumes were never part of a circulating library and have no call numbers and never did); half red linen with buckram colored paper boards; paper labels on spines carrying titles; most volumes have some edge wear at comer tips only (two with edge wear at front edges); some spine linens bright, most are lightly faded: 3 volumes with some water damage, mainly to spine linens, two with light water damage to inside cover pages and first end papers; most spine labels are aged with some handling; all hinges, bindings are 100%; books are otherwise clean, strong, and undamaged. £800 Click for Image

Original Autograph manuscript by Rafael Sabatini

"At long last in compliance with your wishes, I am sending you from my notebooks, the rough out of a biographical sketch of Cecil, Rhodes that was included in the series 'Heroes of Empire' written for the Daily Mail. I hope sincerely that it will satisfy your requirements. With best wishes believe me, yours very truly Rafael Sabatini."

Sabatini, Rafael [1875-1950]. A biographical sketch of Cecil Rhodes, 45 pages on lined 8vo notepaper, disbound with signed typed letter to Arthur Vesper, forwarding it. The letter of 29th. June 1936, explains that the piece was written for the series entitled 'Heroes of Empire' written for the Daily Mail. The text, written in Sabatini's small, cramped hand, is heavily edited by him. A rare original hand-written manuscript. £600. Click for Image

Sagan, Francoise. Those without Shadows. John Murray 1957 F in a VG+ dustjacket. $35. [2] Click for Image.

Sagan, Francoise. Bonjour Tristesse. John Murray 1955. NRF in a G+ dustjacket with 1/2" square loss overall. The author's first book, made into a movie starring David Niven, Jean Seberg and Deborah Kerr. £35. Click for Image.

 

Sarraute, Nathalie. Disent Les Imbeciles. Paris, Gallimard, 1976. First Edition. Paperwraps. Signed in black felt-tip by the author. £250 Click for Image.

Sarraute, Nathalie. Entre La Vie Et La Mort. Paris, Gallimard, 1968. First Edition. Paperwraps. Signed in black felt-tip by the author. £250 Click for Image.

Sarraute, Nathalie. Vous Les Entendez? Paris, Gallimard, 1972. Paperwraps. First Edition. Signed in black felt-tip by the author £250 Click for Image

Segal, Muriel. Dolly on the Dias. First Edition. priced clipped. VG/VG. £25 Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach. London: Heinemann, 1957. First Edition. NRF in a VG price-clipped dustwrapper. Signed by the author. £350. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach. London: Heinemann, 1957. First Edition. NRF in a VG dustwrapper. £125. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach. London: Heinemann, 1957. First Edition. VG in a VG dustwrapper. £100. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London: Heinemann 1950. First Edition. VG book previous owner name and date,with a newspaper clipping of a review of the McKenna movie in a G+ dust wrapper, 1/2" loss to head and foot of spine, and lacking a 2" x 5" section of the front panel of the dustwrapper. £55. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London: Heinemann 1950. First Edition. VG book previous owner name in a VG+ dust wrapper, with tape marks minor rest. £125. Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London, Heinemann, 1950, First Edition. VG in VG pc'd dust-wrapper with professional restoration. This edition issued on first publication by the Book Society Ltd., in association with Willliam Heinemannn Ltd., June 1950. Signed Nevil Shute Norway on the title. Published on 12th June 1950, the print run was 75,000 for the first trade - and an unspecified [though probably a smaller ] number for the Book Society of which a small number were reserved to be signed by the author and issued to members. £450. Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London, Heinemann, 1950, First Edition. VG. PON address and date front paste This edition issued on first publication by the Book Society Ltd., in association with Willliam Heinemannn Ltd., June 1950. Signed Nevil Shute Norway on the title. Published on 12th June 1950, the print run was 75,000 for the first trade - and an unspecified [though probably a smaller ] number for the Book Society of which a small number were reserved to be signed by the author and issued to members. £350. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London, Heinemann, 1950, First Edition. Lightly stained covers. Good. £55 Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. London, Heinemann, 1950, First Edition. NRF, felt tip erasure of previous owner inscription 1950, First Edition. £55. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice. Japan 2000. First Edition. F/F with wrap around band. Signed by the translator. Japanese text. £35. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Chequer Board. London: Book Society and Heinemann 1947. VG/VG+. AE Barlow wrapper. Book Society Choice on front flap This edition issued on first publication by the Book Society Limited., in association with Willliam Heinemannn Ltd . May 1947. The first edition published on 23rd May 1947. The print run was 50,000 for the trade and 15,000 for the Book Society of which a small number were reserved to be signed by the author and issued to members. One of Shute's most moving and poignant stories. Previous owner name on front endpaper. £450. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Chequer Board. London: Heinemann 1947. First Edition. VG/NRF small cigarette burn on front endpaper. £150 Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Chequer Board. London: Heinemann 1947. First Edition. VG bumped front and rear bottom edge, light staining to rear boards. £50 Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Pied Piper. New York, William Morrow 1942. First Edition. [Jan 5th.] A rare near fine proof copy. £350. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Pied Piper. New York, William Morrow 1942. First Edition. VG/G. £250. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Pied Piper. New York, William Morrow 1942. First Edition. VG. £20. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Mysterious Aviator. New York, Grosset and Dunlap. First edition thus 1928. VG previous owner name. G dustwrapper with restoration. 120 £385. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Mysterious Aviator. New York, Grosset and Dunlap. VG. First edition thus 1928 previous owner name. 272 £285. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Round the Bend. Heinemann first Australian edition 1951. VG book, green boards, previous owner name. Signed by the author. 104 £500. Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. Round the Bend. Heinemann 1951. First Edition. F / VG+ dustwrapper with rare wraparound Book Society band. 104 £150. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Round the Bend. Heinemann 1951. First Edition. VG book, in a VG dustwrapper with a quater inch chip to the head of the spine. 14 £45. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Round the Bend. Heinemann 1951. First Edition. VG slightly spottted overseas edition with previous owner name on the verso of the ffep in a F in a price clipped dustwrapper. 13 £45. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Three of a Kind. Heinemann 1962. First Edition thus. VG faint library stamp to front free end paper. in a VG price-clipped dustwrapper . 8 £25. Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. The Far Country. Heinemann 1951. First Edition. Book Society Recommendation. VG+/VG dustwrapper with slight professional restoration to the top rear panel . 59 £59. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Vinland the Good. London: Heinemann 1946. First Edition. VG+/ VG+. 60 £250. Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. Vinland the Good. London: Heinemann 1946. First Edition. VG/ VG. 55 £200. Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. Vinland the Good. Paper Tiger Press Cresskill NJ 1998. Limited Edition, # 4 of 20 copies signed by the binder R.E.Vazquez Bound To Please Richmond, Virginia . 126pp Small 8vo As New condition. Handbound in sheepskin & Japanese linen. Marbled end papers. As new.50 £160. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Rainbow and the Rose. Heinemann 1958. First Edition. NRF/VG rare with unfaded spine. £65. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. The Rainbow and the Rose. Heinemann 1958. First Edition. F/G faded spine to dustwrapper. 16.50 £25. Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. In the Wet. First Australian edition. Heinemann 1953 VG/VG in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 12 £35. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. In the Wet. New York, William Morrow 1953. First Edition. Signed by the author. NRF. $298 £400 Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. Ordeal. [What Happened to the Corbetts]. New York: Morrow, 1959. First US Edition thus of "What Happened To The Corbetts." VG+ in VG dustwrapper. 100 £38 Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Ordeal. [What Happened to the Corbetts]. New York: Morrow, 1959. First US Edition thus of "What Happened To The Corbetts". VG in VG dustwrapper. 25 £35 Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Ordeal. [What Happened to the Corbetts]. New York: Morrow, 1959. First US Edition thus of "What Happened To The Corbetts". G sunned spine. 45 £18 Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. Trustee from the Toolroom. Heinemann 1960. First Edition. F in a VG+ dustwrapper. 11 £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Trustee from the Toolroom. Heinemann 1960. First Edition. Lightly foxed edges with offsetting to endpapers, in VG price clipped surface chipped dustwrapper . £12. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. New York, William Morrow 1940. First Edition. VG/VG top and bottom edges trimmed and restored.100 £200. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. New York, William Morrow 1940. First Edition. NRF PON VG slightly faded. £200. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. New York, William Morrow 1940. First Edition. VG corners rubbed and bumped. 15 £25 Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. New York, William Morrow. 1958. reprint. VG+/VG. £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. New York, William Morrow. 1958. reprint. VG PON VG. £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. An Old Captivity. Heinemann 1961. reprint 6th. Edition.. VG/VG. 5 £28 Click for Image

 

 

Shute, Nevil. Lonely Road. 1957. 7th. Edition. VG/VG. PC'd with ink price erasure to rear panel. 5 £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Most Secret. Heinemann 1945. First Edition. VG/VG price clipped in dustwrapper with restoration. 45 £120. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Most Secret. Heinemann 1945. First Edition. VG top corner bumped in VG dustwrapper with restoration.. 75 £120. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Kindling [Ruined City]. New York, William Morrow, 1938. First Edition. VG+/VG PON to half title. 185 £950.Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. So Disdained. London, Heinemann 8th. edition 1960. VG/VG. £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. So Disdained. London, Heinemann 5th. edition 1954. VG/VG spotted on rear cover of dust wrapper, chipped at the head of the spine.9 £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. No Highway. London, Heinemann 1948. First Edition. G bumped. 3 £10. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Beyond the Black Stump. London, Heinemann 1956. First Edition. F . £10. Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. Slide Rule. Heinemann 1954. First Edition. VG+/VG+. 15 £35. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Slide Rule. Heinemann 1954. First Edition. VG book in a VG in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 14 £28. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Slide Rule. Heinemann 1954. First Edition. VG /VG pc'd tape residue marks to endpapers. 14.50 £25. Click for Image.

 

Shute, Nevil. Pastoral. London: Heinemann 1944. First Edition. VG+/VG. Slight loss to dust wrapper at head of spine. 60 £120. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Pastoral. New York, Morrow1944. First Edition. VG/VG lightly chipped with tears. 9 £45. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Landfall. New York, Morrow1940. NRF previous owner name in NRF dustwrapper. 20 £400. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Landfall. New York, Morrow.1940. VG/VG. PON. 85 £350. Click for Image.

Shute, Nevil. Landfall. London, Heinemann 3rd edition1941. VG.7 £35. Click for Image

Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice; Pied Piper; the Far Country; the Chequer Board; No Highway. Omnibus Edition. NRF/NRF. Complete and unabridged previous owner dedication to the half title page. London, Heinemann,1976. 7.15 £25. Click for Image.

 

Spark, Muriel. The Girls of Slender Means. MacMillan 1963. VG+ with neat owner inscription on front free end paper in a VG+ PC dustjacket. £35. Click for Image.

Spencer, Scott. Endless Love. Jonathan Cape, 1980. NRF book with approx 20 dogearred pages in a F wrapper. £35. Click for Image.

Spender, Stephen. World Within World, the Autobiography of Stephen Spender. London: Hamish Hamilton 1951. Photo frontis of the author. VG. £15. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. Kiss Me Deadly. New York: Dutton, 1952 First Edition.VG/VG. £195. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. The Deep. Arthur Barker 1961. F/NRF. £32. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. Bloody Sunrise. Arthur Barker 1965. F/NRF. £32. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. Twisted Thing. Arthur Barker 1966. VG+/VG pc. £32. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. The Delta Factor. Transword 1969. VG+/VG+. £32. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. The Erection Set. W.H. Allen 1972. NRF/NRF. £32. Click for Image.

Spillane, Mickey. The Killing Man. Dutton 1989. F/F. £32. Click for Image.

Smith, Dodie. The One Hundred and One Dalmations. London Heinemann 1956. NRF/NRF. Click for Image.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. London, Constable, 1897. First edition, first printing, first issue. Covers soiled, and worn, as usual, with a somewhat sunned spine, but a presentable copy nevertheless, in custom-designed protective slip case. £11,500. Click for Image.

Stopford, Francis. Life's Great Adventure. London: Duckworth 1912. Some foxing else VG 287pp. £75 Click for Image.

Tolkien, J. R. R.. The Lord Of The Rings. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1966. First impressions of the revised 1966 text, in the RARE first issue jackets. Volume 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring - is the first impression with the textual errors, which were corrected in the 2nd impression. Volume 2 - The Two Towers - has 'The Fellowship of the Ring' incorrectly printed on the front flap and blacked out by the printer but the original title, 'The Fellowship of the Ring', is still visible. The correct title is printed above this. Volume 3 - 'The Return of the King - has the correct title, not cancelled. Click for Image.

Trevor, Elleston. The Flight of the Phoenix. London: Heinemann 1964. First Edition. VG/VG+. Lightly foxed and stained. When twelve men and a monkey survive an aircrash deep in the Lybian desert their chances of survival appear very slim. Subject of a memorable movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Richard Attenborough. £50. Click for Image.

Turing, Alan Mathison. A Method For The Calculation Of The Zeta-Function. In vol XLVIII, second series, pp 180-197 in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Slightly browned, original cloth, 8vo, 1945. Very good externally, internally very bright and clean. An early paper by one of the founding fathers of electronic digital computing.
Also includes first edition, first adjudicated papers by:
Cox, H.L., and Smith, H.E. The Buckling of Grids of Stringers and Ribs.
Cox, H.L., and Smith, H.E. The Buckling of a Thin Sheet Transversely Stiffened.
Fuchs, W.H.J. A Uniqueness Theorem for Mean Values of Analytic Funtions.
Rogosinski, W. On the Coefficients of Subordinate Functions.
Richardson, A.R. Groupoids and Their Automorphisms.
Edge, W.L. The Contact Net of Quadrics.
Rado, R. Note on Combinatorial Analysis.
Walker, A.G. Relativistic Mechanics: (III) Mechanics in 4-Space and Conservative Fields of Force.
Mordell, L.J. On the Numbers Represented by Binary Cubic Forms.
Mordell, L.J. On the Geometry of Numbers in Some Non-convex Regions.
Todd, J.A. A Table of Partitions.
Whitehead, J.H.C. On the Groups pi r(Vn.m) and Sphere Bundles.
Cooper, J.L.B. The Uniqueness of Trigonometrical Integrals.
Allen, H.S. Projective Convergence and Limit in Sequence Spaces.
Watson, G.N. A Problem in Elementary Analysis Proposed by Mordell.
Goodstein, R.L. Function Theory in an Axiom-Free Equation Calculus.
Mahler, K. A Problem of Diophantine Approximation in Quaternions.
Offord, A.C. An Inequality for Sums of Independent Random Variables.
Rare. Click for Image.

Turing, Alan Mathison. Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals. In Vol XLV, second series, pub. by Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society 1939. Slightly rubbed and darkened but still a very nice VG. Also includes first edition, first adjudicated papers by:
Macintyre, A.J. Laplace's Transformations and Integral Functions. 1939.
Rosser, B. The nth. Prime is Greater than n log n.
Cooke, R.G. and Dienes, P. On the Effective Range of Generalised Limit Processes,
Seetharaman, V. Differential Invariants for Higher Path Spaces.
Bosanquet, L.S. and Kestelman, H. The Absolute Convergence of Series of Integrals.
Davenportt, H. On the Prduct of Three Homogenous Linear Forms (III).
Stevenson, A.C. The Torsion and Flexure Solutions for the Elliptic Limacon Cross-Section.
Hua, Loo-keng. On Waring's Problem for Fifth Powers.
Kober, H. Beziehungen Zwischen Systemen Selbstreziproker Funktionen.
Whitehead, J.H.C. Simplicial Spaces, Nuclei, and m-group.
Wolf, F. On the Summable Trigonometrical Series: An Extension of Uniqueness Theorems.
Hirsch, K.A. On Skew Groups.
Cossar, J. On Conjugate Functions.
Hay, G.E. The Method of Images Applied to the Problem of Torsion.
Kuttner, B. Some Theorems on Riesz and Cesaro Sums.
Todd, J.A. The Geometrical Invariants of Algebraic Loci (second paper).
Cooper, J.B.J. The Absolute Cesaro Summability of Fourier Integrals.
Maitland, B.J. On Analytic Functions Boounded at a Double Sequence of Points.
Macaulay-Owen, P. Parseval's Theorem for Hankel Transforms.
Rare. Click for Image.

Vachon, Marius. W. Bouguereau. Paris: A Lahure 1899. £1000. 90 coloured red, brown, and black chalk drawings, many full page, including 21 fine studies, and 21 fine photographic plates. Click for Image.

Vaughan, Hilda. A Thing of Nought. Percival Marshall Revised edition 1948. NRF signed by the author To Olive with affectionate admiration from the author Hilda Vaughan Christmas 1948. in a G+ dustjacket with 1" square loss to back. £95. Click for Image.

Vignon, Paul. The Shroud of Christ. Trans from the French. London: Constable 1902. Illustrated by 9 photogravure and collotype plates and 38 illustrations in the text. Previous owner inscription on the front endpaper. Red cloth G to VG condition. £25. Click for Image.

Wainwright, Barry W.; Bilker, Melissa (editor) The Treasure Hunter's Information Source Guide. Lakehurst, NJ, U.S.A.: Dynamic Fortune Books, 1995 Soft Cover. Fine. Large paperback, names and addresses of current book and magazine publishers, clubs, manufacturers of tools, equipment and detectors, dealers, sources of supply and other useful information for the tresure hunter.96 pages. £25. Click for Image.

Walters, Minette. The Sculptress. Macmillan London 1993. F/F. £90. Click for Image.

Walters, Minette. The Scold's Bridle. Macmillan London 1994. F/F. £55. Click for Image.

Walters, Minette. The Darkroom. Macmillan London 1995. F/F. £32. Click for Image.

Ward, Colin. Chartres; the Making of a Miracle. London: Folio Society 1986 98pp. Very good to fine in VG+ slipcase. Frontispiece, photographs, illustrations, notes, bibliography. £25. Click for Image