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J.R.R.TOLKIEN. The Silmarillion. Edited and with a foreword by Christopher Tolkien.
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The correct first edition - the much scarcer export issue which preceded the UK edition, with all the correct points. 365pp. Blue boards lettered in gold at spine with a gold vignette at head of spine. With a two-colour fold-out map tipped-in at rear and another two-colour map. A tiny hint of spotting to top edge, else in fine state with correct first issue (i.e. non-priced) dust wrapper, decorated with Tolkien-designed emblems. Red lettering a little faded at spine panel as is invariably the case, else fine. Former owner gift inscription pencilled to front endpaper. (Book ref. BC11020) £75.00
HUMBERT WOLFE. The Silver Cat and Other Poems. (SIGNED)
The Bowling Green Press, New York and Ernest Benn, London, 1928. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Signed by Author(s) First Edition - limited to 780 signed copies. Unpaginated. Two-tone paper-covered boards, blocked in silver at spine. Some sheets untrimmed. A hint of rubbing to head and base of spine else in fine state with quite torn and fragile unprinted dust wrapper - now protected with a removable sheet of 120 micron archival acetate. Handsome former owner bookplate to front pastedown. Six poems. (Book ref. BC11019) £20.00
GEORGE RODRIGUE. George Rodrigue Prints. A Catalogue Raisonné 1970-2007. With an introduction by Wendy Wolfe Rodrigue, a foreword by E.John Bullard and a brief note by the artist.
Abrams, New York, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, first impression. Large 4to. Yellow boards lettered in white at spine and upper board. Lavishly illustrated with over six hundred reproduction of Rodrigue's silkscreen prints and lithographs in glorious full colour, many previously unprinted. In fine state with striking silver dust wrapper, lifting just a fraction at top edge and a little marked in places. A comprehensive chronological view of the Rodrigue's work, including of course the myriad of Blue Dog prints which catapulted him to international pop icon stardom. (Book ref. BC11018) £25.00
NOEL COWARD. Sheridan Morley. Out in the Midday Sun. The Paintings of Noel Coward.
Phaidon / Christie's, Oxford, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, first printing. 80pp. Blue boards lettered and ruled in red at spine. Illustrated with sixty reproductions of Coward's work, many full-page, and including forty in colour, plus a number of photographs. Handsome former owner bookplate to front pastedown. In fine state with fine state with fine pictorial dust wrapper. (Book ref. BC11017) £15.00
TONY SMITH. Architect. Painter. Sculptor. A monograph published to coincide with a 1998 retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art - the first comprehensive show featuring the artists work in all three mediums. With text by Robert Storr, essays by John Keen
MoMA, New York, 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition - the casebound issue. Landscape 4to. 200pp. Black cloth lettered in blue at spine and with blind-stamped lettering to upper board. Lavishly illustrated with over two hundred reproductions, over one hundred in colour. In fine state with dust wrapper, a little dust marked at rear panel and fractionally chafed at the tips of two corners. (Book ref. BC11016) £22.00
CLARE LEIGHTON. Country Matters. Written and Engraved by Clare Leighton.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition, first printing. 159pp. Burgundy cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a title-page design and seventy-two wood engravings, although sadly only five are full-page. Cloth lightly faded at spine and lettering a little dulled. A hint of spotting to top- and fore edge and half-title. Very good but lacking the dust wrapper. A delightfully illustrated description of English country life, with chapters on the flower show, the cricket match, the pub, harvest festival, felling trees, etc. (Book ref. BC11015) £25.00
PETER FLEMING. News From Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1936. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition, first printing. 384pp. Maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gold at spine and with a series of gilt oriental characters to upper board. With a frontispiece, fifty-six photographs and a fold-out two colour map, the latter a little creased at several extremities. Upper board lightly marked in several places. A very crisp and bright copy, but lacking the dust wrapper. Fleming's third book. (Book ref. BC11013) £35.00
ERIC GILL. Malcolm Yorke. Eric Gill. Man of Flesh and Spirit.
Constable, London, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Edition, first printing. 304pp. Green boards lettered and ruled in gold at spine. Illustrated throughout with over one hundred photographs and reproductions, including some of Gill's erotic drawings, hitherto unprinted. Tips of corners lightly bumped, else in virtually fine state with dust wrapper, lightly rubbed at head and base of spine panel and with just a hint of fading. (Book ref. BC11012) £25.00
ERIC GILL. Eric Gill. A Bibliography. By Evan Gill, revised by D.Steven Corey and Julia Mackenzie.
St Paul’s Bibliographies, Winchester and Omnigraphics Inc, Detroit, 1991. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The Revised Second Edition. 368pp. Blue cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a frontispiece and numerous reproductions. Tiny blemish to cloth at head of spine, else in fine state with lightly marked dust wrapper with a lengthy sliver of loss from rear panel join. First issued by Gill's brother in 1953, this second edition is completely revised and greatly expanded, including a third more bibliographical entries. (Book ref. BC11011) £35.00
RUPERT BROOKE. John Frayn Turner. Rupert Brooke. The Splendour and the Pain. A biography.
Breese Books, London, 1992. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, first printing. 159pp. Blue boards lettered in gold at spine. Illustrated with several photographs. In fine state with fine dust wrapper. (Book ref. BC11010) £15.00
JOAN HASSALL. Robert Burns The Poems of Robert Burns. Selected and with an Introduction by DeLancey Ferguson. Decorated with delightful wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
The Heritage Press, New York, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Trade Edition. xxii + 191pp. Decorated paper-covered cloth lettered, ruled and decorated in gold at spine. Illustared with over seventy splendid Joan Hassell wood engravings and vignettes - her first ilustrations for Heritage Club publications. A hint of wear to head and base of spine, else in fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued, but with original publisher's slipcase, just lightly chafed at some extremities. One hundrend and fourteen poems and songs, plus a chronology, an index of first lines and an index of titles. (Book ref. 19257) £15.00
T.E.LAWRENCE is the subject of two essays contributed to an issue of the periodical The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 157, No. 4, April 1936
The Atlantic Monthly. April 1936. Soft cover. Good. Card wrappers. 512pp + advertisements. Issued a year after Lawrence's death, a subsection T.E.Lawrence: A Hero in Perspective includes F.Yeats-Brown on 'T.E. as Critic and Friend' and A.W.Smith on 'Lawrence and Clive'. Wrappers a little chafed, creased and dust marked with a few pencil marks, but very crisp internally. This issue also includes what I understand is the first appearance of Robert Frost's poem A Blue Ribbon at Amesbury. (Book ref. 19256) £25.00
PHILIP LARKIN. The North Ship, The Whitsun Weddings [and] High Windows.
Faber, London 1984, 1985 & 1986.. Soft cover. Near Fine. Reprints of Larkin's first, fourth and final major collections. Three separate volumes in card wrappers. 48pp, 42pp & 46pp. Paper-stock a little tanned and neat former owner name inked to the front endpaper of a single volume. Near fine. (Book ref. GAM00131) £10.00
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR. Patrick O'Brian Les Belles Images. A novel translated from the French by Patrick O’Brian.
Collins, London, 1968. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First English Edition, issued two years after the French publication. 222pp. Two-tone publisher's boards lettered and ruled in gold at spine. In fine state with fine dust wrapper. (Book ref. BC11009) £25.00
ALEC WAUGH. My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles.
Cassell, London, 1968. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Second Edition, published three months after the first. 340pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at spine. In virtually fine state with slightly tanned and chafed dust wrapper with a single tiny closed tear. Profiles of the English literary world including essays on Edmund Gosse, Grant Richards, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Richard Aldington, Hugh Walpole, Clifford Bax, J.C.Squire and Evelyn Waugh amongst others. (Book ref. GAM00129) £10.00
EVELYN WAUGH. Paula Byrne. Mad World. Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. A biography.
Harper Press, London, 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, first printing. 367pp. Blue boards lettered in silver at spine. Illustrated with forty photographs and reproduction, including several in colour. In fine state and fine dust wrapper. (Book ref. GAM00128) £10.00
EVELYN WAUGH. Evelyn Waugh. The Critical Heritage. Edited by Martin Stannard.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, first printing - published as part of The Critical Heritage series. 536pp. Blue boards lettered in gold at spine. In fine state with fine dust wrapper. A representative sample of contemporary reviews including writing on Waugh and his work by Richard Aldington, Cyril Connolly, Peter Fleming, Graham Greene, Philip Larkin, George Orwell, Peter Quennell, Alec Waugh and many others. Quite scarce. (Book ref. GAM00127) £40.00
EVELYN WAUGH. Reynolds Stone. The Holy Places. With wood engravings by Reynolds Stone.
The Queen Anne Press, London, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, limited to 950 number copies. 37pp. Red buckram lettered in gold at spine and with publisher's motif in gold to upper and lower boards. Publisher's red stain to top edge, others untrimmed. With a frontispiece and three super Reynolds Stone wood engravings. An ex-library copy with two ink stamps, one to the title pages and another more discretely to a blank preliminary leaf. A small scuff and a little yellowing to the title page where a sticker has been carefully removed. Buckram quite faded at spine, and tips of corners bumped. A nice bright copy. Two essays, the first a short explanation for Waugh's novel Helena provided to the BBC to assist with a dramatization; and the second a piece originally written for Life recounting Waugh's second visit to Jerusalem. (Book ref. GAM00126) £40.00
EVELYN WAUGH. Put Out More Flags.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition, first printing. 255pp. Publisher's original two-tone cloth lettered in blue at spine. Cloth just a fraction handled and tanned at spine. Neat former owner name inked to front pastedown. Very good but missing dust wrapper. A novel about the early months of the Second World War, written in July 1941 during his return home after the evacuation of Crete. (Book ref. GAM00125) £30.00
EVELYN WAUGH. A Tourist in Africa.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1960. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition, first printing. 167pp. Blue boards lettered and ornate ruled in gold at spine. With a frontispiece and seventeen photographs and reproductions. In fine state with internally reinforced dust wrapper, a little tanned at spine panel and dust marked at rear panel. Waugh's travel diary recounting his 1958 trip to Kenya, Tanganyika and Rhodesia. (Book ref. GAM00124) £15.00