1. AINSWORTH, W. Harrison The Tower of London. London, John Dicks, (about 1890). 22 x 14 cm. Original wrappers. 244 p. Illustrated. Rare in unworn orange wrappers, fine condition.
* Very uncommon in its delicate, original shape!
2. AITKEN, E.H. (EHA) The Tribes On My Frontier. An Indian Naturalists Foreign Policy. By E.H. Aitken (EHA), Author of A Naturalist on the Prowl and Behind the Bungalow. Illustrated by F.C. Macrae. London/ Calcutta, Thacker/ Spink, 1898. Illustrated blue cloth. 216, 24 p. Illustrated. With publisher’s book list at the end. 6th ed. Edges a bit worn, some foxing.
* Delicious book about the birds and bees, but especially the bugs around the house of a Colonial Brit, with funny drawings. On the upper cover a row of rats with personalities.
3. AKHMATOVA, Anna Anno Domini MCMXXI. (Translation by Judith Hemschemeyer. Introduction Dmitry Bobyshev). Paris, Editions Petropolis, 1997. 12 x 9 cm. Original stiff wrappers. (16), 104 p. Printed by Phil Abel at Hand & Eye Letterpress on behalf of Michael Caine in 400 copies. Faithful reproduction of the typography of the original edition of 1921. Fine copy.
* Very attractive little book, published by Michael Caine.
4. ALBEE, Edward, & John BEECH Obscure/ Reveal. (40 drawings on photographs by Beech, with words by Albee, in a very large book). New York, Peter Blum Editions, 2008. 42 x 31 cm. Original very orange cloth. (102) p. Richly illustrated. Design and typography by Klaus Baumgärtner. Printed in 750 copies. 1st edition. Fine condition.
* Inserted is an additional folder of Peter Blum Gallery containing a text by Albee, The Art of John Beech (2007).
5. ALLEN, Joseph The Making of a Canadian. Illustrated by Elmer Rache. (Inscribed by the author). Newark, N.J., Allen Publishing Co., 1918. Original gilt cloth. (2), X, 388 p. Extratext illustrations printed on art paper. 1st edition. A little foxing, but a sturdy book in excellent condition.
* With a signed inscription ‘Yours Cordially/ Joseph Allen/ April 28 .1919.’ in a firm and elegant handwriting. Autobiographical stories recounting the 19th century in Canada.
6. APPLETON, E.R. The Beacon. (Monthly magazine 1921-1924). Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1921-1924. First series, complete in 32 issues (October, 1921-June, 1924). All with original wrappers. Illustrated and sometimes with musical notations. 1st editions. Excellent condition.
* Rare monthly about the arts: literature, art and music, especially applied to Christianity. The first run complete; the magazine resurrected briefly in February, 1925, but these one or two issues are missing. All covers with a design by C. Lovat Fraser.
7. ARGYLL, George CAMPBELL, 8th Duke of Autograph Letter Signed to C.N. Hale, dated ‘Cannes France/ Jan 23/83’. On Lescalier letter paper, folded. 20,0 x 13,2 cm. Two pages were used. 11 lines. Twice folded. Tiny corner torn off.
* Answer to a letter asking for genealogical information: ‘I am very little of a genealogist & I have no books here to which I can refer. I […] hope that the sources of information which have already given you so much knowledge will enable you to complete it’. The Duke of Argyll’s (1823-1900) political career was past when he was 59 and staying in Cannes.
8. (ARP, JOYCE, QUENEAU, SCHWITTERS, STEIN and many others). Transition. An International Quarterly for Creative Experiment/ (later: An International Workshop for Orphic Creation; still later: An International Workshop for Vertigralist Transmutation). Edited by Eugene Jolas. Number 14, 21, 22 and 23 (1928-1935). Paris, transition, 1928-1935. 4 volumes in original decorated wrappers. Illustrated. 1st editions. Some wear and soiling.
* A magazine about surrealism, dadaism and other modern trends in interbellum literature and art, that is difficult to overrate. Americans, Paris and all! With Hans Arp, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Raymond Queneau, Kurt Schwitters, Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams and many other lights of their day. With the loosely inserted supplement ‘Testimony Against Gertrude Stein’ by Braque, Jolas, Matisse and Tzara. Added: Dougald Macmillan, Transition 1927-38. First edition, 1975, with dust jacket. Extensive study about the modernist magazine.
9. (ASTOR, Nancy). LECONTE DE LISLE 1. Poèmes antiques. 2. Poèmes barbares. 3. Poèmes tragiques. 4. Derniers poèmes. Complete en 4 volumes. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, ca. 1900. 24 x 15 cm. Leather-backed blue cloth boards (stamped ‘Bound by Wood – London’). (4), 326; (4), 366; (6), 258; (8), 310 p. A few little traces of use, but in very good condition.
* Bookplate of Cliveden Library in all four volumes, marked ‘Waldorf ASTOR Nancy’ and with a filled-in shelf number: of the owners of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York (where the simple and delicious Waldorf Salad was created in 1896). Attractive set.
11. BEDDOES, Thomas Lovell The Complete Works. Edited with a Memoir by Sir Edmund Gosse and decorated by the Dance of Death of Hans Holbein. 2 vols. London, The Fanfrolico Press, . 26 x 16 cm. Cloth-backed decorated boards. (2), xxxvi, 590 p. Deckled edges. Printed in 750 numbered copies. 1st edition. Some browning. Lower edges a bit worn.
* Gerrit Komrij wrote a fitting tribute to Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849), the elusive author of a.o. Death’s Jest Book, in his Verzonken boeken: ‘Hoe zingt de kreeft als hij kookt?’
12. BEERBOHM, Max Max’s Nineties. Drawings 1892-1899. With an Introduction by Osbert Lancaster. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. 30 x 23 cm. Cloth-backed boards with dust jacket. (10), 46 p. With 46 pictures by the author. First edition. Fine/ Very Good.
* Caricatures of famous Britons of the 19th century.
12 a. BENSON, Stella Mrs Oneleg. (Typescript, signed in blue ink). Two leaves, typed on one side only. Not dated (probably 1925-1930). 26 x 20 cm. 95 lines. Two corrections, one in ink and one in pencil. Pin holes at left upper side and some waterstains, a few tiny traces of wear.
* A passionate and lively plea marked ‘Confidential’ for a pension for Benson’s friend ‘Mrs Oneleg’, a crippled paper bag maker, who ‘after a life of tameless energy, cheerful profanity and selfless kindness, has become a Parish Case’. It is not quite clear to whom this loving portrait of a London East End character was directed; it may be a short story, but it ends quite specific with a plan for collecting 15/- a week as a ‘Lord George Govvament Pension’ for Mrs. Oneleg, who is ‘with her 59 years too young for a real pension and doesn’t want to depend on church charity’.
Stella Benson (1892-1933) was an English novelist and feminist, who also wrote about China.
13. BESANT, Walter, & James RICE Ready-money Mortiboy. A Matter-of-Fact Story. London, Chatto & Windus, 1902. Attractive pictorial wrappers (by Geo Hutchinson). 176 p. with various nice ads. New (popular) edition. The delicate book is fairly well preserved, only the backstrip is a little worn and discoloured, and strengthened with scotch tape. Corners slightly chipped. Some foxing. Two modern bookplates of collector A.S.A. Struik (who specialized in rare and unusual book covers).
* Cheap sensation novel, a book rare to be preserved – written by the brother-in-law of Annie Besant.
14. BOER WAR / BOERENOORLOG Schietspel. Mik op Dum Dum. Amsterdam, Martin van Dam, [1899/1900]. 14 x 9 cm. Kaart met spotprent op Joseph Chamberlain, die slaag krijgt van Paul Kruger. Joubert en Stein kijken toe. De billen van Chamberlain, waar ‘Dum Dum’ op staat, vormen een rondje dat je kunt wegschieten met een aan de kaart bevestigde kraal.
* ‘Dum Dum’ verwijst naar de dumdumkogel, een Britse uitvinding. == Card with a caricature of Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain, receiving a spanking by Paul Kruger. Joubert and Stein are watching. Chamberlain’s posterior, marked ‘Dum Dum’, forms a punch-out circle that you can shoot out with a bead attached to the card!
15. BOK, Henri Little Saxology. Illustrated by Catryn. Rotterdam, Slipper Press, 1976. 15 x 11 cm. Zilverkleurig omslag. 32 p. Rijk geïllustreerd door Catrijn Bagijn. 1e druk. Mooi.
* Grappig boekje vol (Engelstalige) scabreus geïllustreerde grappen over saxofoons, door basklarinetspeler Henri Bok. Uitgegeven door Emile Puetmann en zijn Slofpers ‘on occasion of the 5th World Saxophone Congress, London, 1976’, ongetwijfeld in kleine oplage. Leuk!
16. BOUTENS, P.C. Carmina. Amsterdam, Van Kampen, . Verguld heelperkament. Kop verguld. (4), 196 p. 1e druk. Perkament iets krom. Rood vlekje voorop. Enkele potloodaanstrepingen, vooral bij de opmerkelijkste woordscheppingen van Boutens.
* In deze dichtbundel zijn vertalingen naar o.a. Dante Gabriel Rossetti en Lord Alfred Douglas opgenomen (ook naar Novalis, Andrian, middeleeuwse Italianen en Sappho).
Voorin in potlood de handtekening van de bibliofiele drukker Ger Kleis met datering ‘2/4/’64’ – hij was toen nog geen 24.
Op het perkament komt de gouden bandversiering bijzonder fraai uit.
17. BRITTEN, Benjamin, Peter PEARS, Marcel MARCEAU and many others Autograph album compiled by Ines Helberg, 1948-1974. Brown faux leather album. 22 x 18 cm. 16 leaves. With almost 300 signatures, partly tipped-in or in a tipped-in programme. Contains three drawings, including one by Marcel Marceau and one by Titus Leeser. Helberg (born 1930) was employed at the beginning of the 1950s at the administration of the Amsterdam cultural society Le Canard. She later emigrated to New Zealand.
* A cozy and intimate autograph album mainly composed in 1948-1954 with signatures and wishes by Marcel Marceau, who performed as ‘clown Bip’ with Dutch artist Wim Sonneveld and drew a beautiful self portrait as a clown in Paris with a flagged Eiffel tower. When he met Ines again in 1974, he added an inscription (with flower) to the drawing! The book also contains signatures by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Pierre Monteux, Kathleen Ferrier, Szymon Goldberg, Jean-Louis Barrault, Michael Redgrave, Michael Aldridge, Yvonne Mitchell, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, dancers Teresa & Luisillo, Rosario & Antonio, and Cilli Wang, as well as the fine fleur of the Dutch theater scene and a variety of well-known Dutch authors.
18. BROUGHAM, Henry Signed and addressed envelope front with free frank stamp. ‘London Augst three/ 1835/ Jn. Mullineux Esq/ Liverpool/ Brougham’. Sheet of paper (79 x 120 mm), matted to show obverse and reverse. Stamped in red ‘Free/ 3 AU 3/ 1835’. A bit soiled.
* Signature of Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), who had been Lord Chancellor from 1830-1834, was the designer and namegiver of the Brougham coach, and a staunch activist against slavery. Under his tenure as Lord Chancellor, the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 was introduced.
18 a. CADMUS, Paul Autograph signed card to Selma Broughton. Oblong card 7,7 x 12,7 cm. Fine condition.
* Just the text ‘for/ Mrs Selma Broughton/ Paul Cadmus’ in a fine calligraphic handwriting (with a broad fountain pen). Paul Cadmus (1994-1999) was a famous painter of gay subjects.
19. CAMPERT e.a., Remco Modern Dutch Poetry. Edited and translated into English by Hans Koningsberger. San Francisco-New York-Holland (Michigan), The Netherlands Information Service, . Ingenaaid. 56 p. 1e druk. Keurig.
* Bevat vertaalde poëzie van o.a. Achterberg, Andreus, Bloem, Remco Campert, Hanlo, Kemp, Kouwenaar, Lodeizen, Lucebert, De Mérode, Marsman, Nijhoff, Peaux, A. en H. Roland Holst, Slauerhoff, Vasalis, Hendrik de Vries en Vroman. Koningsberger (1921-2007) werd geboren in Nederland, maar verhuisde in 1952 naar de Verenigde Staten. Hij publiceerde ook onder de naam Hans Koning.
20. CAPE, Jonathan Now and Then. A Periodical of Books & Personalities Published Occasionally from Thirty Bedford Square by Jonathan Cape. Nrs. 30-62. London, Jonathan Cape, Winter 1928-Spring 1939. 33 issues. Original wrappers. 48 pages each. Illustrated. With some extras (prospectuses). First editions. Turned edges a bit worn.
* A cornucopia of short reviews, biographic articles, pictures and some stories and poems, published by Jonathan Cape (and Harper & Brothers). Added: War-time issues Nr. 1 & 2, Winter 1939 and Spring 1940. Attractive design.
21. CARMAN, Bliss, & Richard HOVEY Last Songs from Vagabondia. Designs by Tom B Meteyard. Boston, Small, Maynard & Company, 1916. 18 x 11 cm. Original boards. (8), 82 p. 7th edition (‘500 copies’). Small tear in first gutter. With the tiny bookplate of collector-author Gerrit Komrij.
* Third and last volume of the Vagabondia series, a nice little book.
22. CARROLL, Lewis Jabberwocky. (Met een gesigneerde zeefdruk in kleuren door Hans LANDSAAT). Amsterdam, (Phoenix editions), 1985. Ingenaaid. 12 p. Met de hand gezet en gedrukt door Hans van Eijk (= In de Bonnefant) in een oplage van 65 op de pers genummerde exemplaren. Omslag aan bovenzijde iets verschoten (zoals vaak).
* Dutch edition of the famous poem – and this is Nr. 1 of 7 deluxe copies. The publisher/ binder had plans to ‘uffishly alter’ it in some way, but in the end nothing came of this – the first 7 copies were just provided with a loose, extra silkscreen print.
23. CHESTERTON, G.K. The Coloured Lands. Illustrated by the Author. London, Sheed & Ward, 1938. 25 x 20 cm. Cloth-backed yellow and black decorated boards with dust jacket. 240 p. Richly illustrated, partly in colours. 1st edition. DJ somewhat worn.
* A fine mix of humorous stories, sketches, rhymes and drawings (16 in colors) by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, published two years after his death. Introduction by Maisie Ward.
24. (CHESTERTON, G.K.) The Idleness of G.K.C. (a letter). Houten, Green Escape Press, 1977. Cahiersteek. 8 p. Gedrukt op geschept papier in geringe oplage. 1e druk.
* Zeer charmante en uiterst zeldzame nieuwjaarswens van drukker Henk van Otterloo in de vorm van een ongepubliceerde zelfkarakteriserende brief van Chesterton, die van Otterloo op een veiling kocht. Met toelichting. Gesigneerd door de drukker.
25. CHRISTIE’S AUCTIONS Catalogue of the collection of ancient and modern pictures & drawings formed by H.M.W. Oppenheim, Esq. Which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods … on Friday, June 13, 1913. (+ one other auction catalogue). London, Christie, Manson & Woods Auctions, 1913. Original grey boards. 16 p. Uncut. With 3 photogravure reproductions on stiff paper. 1st edition. Excellent condition.
* Includes a.o. Nattier, Hobbema (see picture) and Teniers, to mention only the depicted paintings. Added: Catalogue of the well-known collection of pictures by Old Masters of Sir Joseph B. Robinson, Bart., of South Africa, to be auctioned on July 6, 1923. Original boards. 60 p. Richly illustrated. Very good condition.
26. CHRISTIE’S AUCTIONS Catalogue of the collection of highly important pictures by Old Masters of Sir William Neville Abdy, Bart. (…) Comprising fine examples of the Italian School and works by Dutch, German and English artists, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods … on Friday, May 5, 1911. London, Christie, Manson & Woods Auctions, 1911. Original boards. 32 p. Uncut. With 5 photogravure reproductions on stiff paper. 1st edition. Very good condition.
* Includes a.o. Botticelli, Carpaccio, Ghirlandaio and Giorgione, to mention only the depicted paintings.
27. CHRISTIE’S AUCTIONS Catalogue of the highly important collection of ancient and modern pictures formed by Jean Louis Miéville, Esq. (…) Comprising works of the modern English, French and Continental schools, and choice works of the old Dutch masters, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods … on Saturday, April 29, 1899. London, Christie, Manson & Woods Auctions, 1899. Original cloth-backed boards with pink paper covering. 36 p. Uncut. With 25 autotype reproductions on stiff paper. 1st edition. Backstrip and edges a bit worn, stamp of P. & D. Colnaghi on upper cover.
* Includes a.o. G.F. Watts (see picture), Reynolds, Corot, Leys, Troyon, Cuyp, Hals, Van Huysum, Van Mieris, Steen, Teniers, Canaletto and Velazquez, to mention only the depicted paintings.
28. CLUNE, Frank All roads lead to Rome. A pilgrimage in the eternal city and a look round war-torn Europe (&) Castles in Spain. (Two books inscribed by Clune). 1. Sydney, London, Angus and Robertson, 1951. Cloth. 16, 312 p. With pictures. 1st edition. Spine bleached.
2. Sydney, London, Angus and Robertson, 1953. Cloth. 14, 242 p. 1st edition.
* Both books with a handwritten inscription by Australian author Clune (1893-1971) to Bert Zimmermann, one issued in The Hague, one in Vaucluse, where Clune lived for a long time.
29. CORVO, Baron (= Fr. Rolfe) Verhalen die Toto mij vertelde. Met een inleiding van Jan J. van Herpen. Zonder plaats, eigen beheer (Gerben Wynia), . Ingenaaid. Met stofomslag. 72 p. Gedrukt in 150 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Keurig!
* Zeer vroege vertalingen van Corvo’s werk, overgenomen uit het tijdschrift De Kroniek van P.L. Tak, 1898-1903. Dit ongewone boek is in druk opgedragen aan Geerten-Maria Meysing (sic) en Donald Weeks. (Met een extraatje).
31. CRACKANTHORPE, Hubert Vignettes. A Miniature Journal of Whim and Sentiment. London – New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. Original two-colored boards. (8), 64, (16) p. Uncut. With illustrated publisher’s catalogue dated 1896. 1st edition. Backstrip browned and splitting, binding has some wear.
* Sketches by one of the promising Nineties authors who was sadly extinguished as a young man (1870-1896).
33. (CRANE, Walter). MASSÉ, Gertrude C.E. A Bibliography of First Editions of Books Illustrated by Walter Crane. With a Preface by Heywood Sumner and a Frontispiece after G. F. Watts. London, Chelsea Publishing, 1923. Original cloth-backed boards. 64 p. Uncut. 1st edition. Some foxing.
* Attractive book with beautiful yellow flyleaves.
34. (DANIELSON, Henry). MUDDIMAN, Bernard The Men of the Nineties. (Inscribed by the publisher). London, Henry Danielson, 1920. Original light blue boards with title ticket. Uncut. 1st edition. Spine and flyleaves somewhat browned.
* With a curious inscription by the publisher, longtime Charing Cross Road bookseller Henry Danielson (1891-1958) and author of various bibliographies, a.o. Arthur Machen’s. ‘To Charlie Reader/ From his old pal the/ publisher Henry./ July 29.1920/ In memory of many happy days &/ nights.’ Bernard Muddiman was a Canadian author.
36. DICKENS, Charles Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. In Two Volumes. London, Chapman & Hall, 1865. 2 volumes. (14), 322; (10), 310 p. Gilt and polished full gilt calf with two black title labels each. Marbled edges and matching marbled endpapers. First edition in book form. Slight wear at the edges of the spine. The delicate calf has some slight wear on the edges, but it is still lustrous.
* With both halftitles and titles, and with the slip explaining the title of the book. At the end, the three-page postscript by Dickens dated September 2, 1865. Without advertisements at the end. A splendid Dickens First.
37. DICKENS, Charles Was you thinking at all of poetry? [Banholt, Bonnefant Press], 1993. Folded leaf of laid paper. 4 p. Fine condition.
* A wish for the 50th birthday of private printer Ser Prop by his colleague, Hans van Eyck of the Bonnefant Press: a conversation about poetry between Mr Boffin and Mr Wegg from Our Mutual Friend. Printed in only a few dozen copies, making this a Dickens edition that is very hard to come by.
38. (DICKENS, Charles). PRISMA-REEKS In de Prisma-boeken verschijnen de werken van Charles Dickens. Utrecht, Het Spectrum, . 14 x 10 cm. (Uitgevouwen 39 x 28 cm). Folder. 16 p. Gedrukt in groen en zwart. Rijk geïllustreerd. Met boekhandelsstempel. Gevouwen, netjes.
* Aankondiging van de bekende Prisma-pocketserie, die vanaf 22 februari (1952) stuk voor stuk zou gaan verschijnen, met een tussenruimte van drie weken.
39. DICKINSON, Emily New Poems of Emily Dickinson. Chapel Hill/ London, The University of North Carolina Press, 1993. Cloth with dust jacket. (10), 126 p. 1st edition. Excellent condition.
* 500 poems by Dickinson, newly drawn from her letters. Edited by William H. Shurr with Anna Dunlap & Emily Greg Shurr.
40. (DICKINSON, Emily). BUCKINGHAM, Willis J. Emily Dickinson. An annotated Bibliography. Writings, Scholarship, Criticism, and Ana 1850-1968. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1970. 24 x 16 cm. Cloth with dust jacket. xiv, 322 p. 1st edition. Fine copy with Very Good price-clipped DJ.
41. DONNE, John To Expresse this Eternity. A Handful of Passages from the Sermons. (1/8 deluxe copies). Banholt, Bonnefant Press, 1994. 17 x 11 cm.Handbound in full gilt morocco. (4), 24 p. Set by hand from Diotima and Romanée and printed on Zerkall in 48 numbered copies (and 8 on Barcham Green). Fine copy.
* This is one of the only eight lettered copies on Barcham Green paper in its splendid deluxe binding. (Phoenix Bindery).
42. DRYDEN, John The Works of John Dryden. Vol. I, II, III, IV and IX. Berkeley-Los Angeles-London, University of California Press, 1956, 1972, 1969, 1974, 1974. Five voluminous volumes. Cloth; vol. IV and IX with dust jackets. In total about 1900 p. 1st and 2nd printing. Some traces of use, esp. the binding of vol. I.
* Vol. I: Poems 1649-1680. Vol. II: Poems 1681-1684. Vol. III: Poems 1685-1692. Vol. IV. Poems 1693-1696. Vol. IX. Plays. The Indian Emperour, Secret Love, Sir Martin Mar-all.
43. DUNCALF, Stephen Good Hoofs. London, Coracle Press, 1976. 17 x 10 cm. Original wrappers with blindstamp and brown print. 20 leaves, printed on one side in brown ink in 200 numbered copies. Bookplate of A.S.A. Struik.
* Poems. Struik was a great collector of unusual books.
44. EDGEWORTH, Maria The Basket-woman and other Stories. Halifax, Milner & Sowerby, 1862. 12 x 7 cm. Original embossed wrappers. 160 p. With frontispice and title illustration by W. Banks, Edinburgh. Slightly worn and a bit foxed.
* Nice edition of Miss Edgeworth’s Juvenile Tales. Contains also ‘Barring Out; Or, the Party Spirit’ and ‘Rosamond’.
45. (ENITHARMON PRESS). HALLIWELL, Steven Alan Clodd and the Enitharmon Press. A Checklist of his Publications 1967-1987 and Private Printings 1958-1998. Compiled By Steven Halliwell. With a Tribute By Jeremy Reed. London, Enitharmon Press, 1998. Original cloth. 80 p. Printed in 250 numbered copies. With some tipped-in illustrations. 1st edition. Fine.
46. ERSKINE, John The Private Life of Helen of Troy. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1925. Original decorated cloth. 304 pp. Uncut. First edition. Top of spine a bit worn, one lower corner bumped.
* With SIGNED author’s inscription: ‘S. Bottemheim / in his copy of my book / my cordial regard / John Erskine / January 11: 1927 -‘. Probably for the Dutch musicologist Salomon Bottenheim (1880-1957).
47. FAULKNER, William A Rose for Emily and Other Stories. Selected, with an Introduction by Saxe Commins. Armed Service Edition. New York, Armed Services, Inc., (1945). Oblong 10 x 14 cm. Original wrappers. 256 p. First edition, second printing (=misprint on p. 2 corrected). Spine and corners worn.
* Rare collection of stories made to carry around in soldiers’ pockets. The stories were selected for this edition only, and as such it is an unexpected first edition.
48. FOYLE, Christina Typed letter signed and photograph, sent to an autograph collector. With printed letterhead of W. & G. Foyle, Ltd., Booksellers. Dated 24th January, 1983. 3 lines. Signed in full with fountain pen. The letter has been pasted on a sheet of paper with the stamps of the original envelope and on verso a magazine picture by Vivienne Mellish. On a separate sheet of paper, a large portrait photo was pasted (photo of a photo), measuring 25 x 20 cm. On the reverse of this a sheet of Beeleigh Abbey paper has been pasted with another signature of Christina Foyle.
49. FURBANK, P.N. Italo Svevo. The Man and the Writer. (Inscribed and with a letter by the author). London, Secker & Warburg, 1966. Cloth with dust jacket. xiv, 234 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. Dj a bit worn. Some pencil notes.
* Inscribed by the author: ‘For Trudy,/ with warmest regards and greetings/ from/ Nick Furbank’. With an accompanying handwritten 23-line letter to Trudy on paper headed with Furbank’s adress in London, dated ’29 June’. And with an extensive answer (8 pp.) by Trudy in concept, dated ’20 dec. 1981′. Furbank’s letter mentions Virginia Woolf and George Frederick Watts. Trudy’s letter mentions E.M. Forster, about whom Furbank had written a much acclaimed biography. A nice ensemble.
50. GALE, Norman Orchard Songs. London – New York, Elkin Mathews & John Lane – G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1893. Original vellum. (4), 112, 16 p. Printed in 150 copies on handmade paper. 1st edition. Some little spotting on the binding, otherwise fine. With a neatly calligraphed inscription by ‘M.A. Bennett/ Pembroke College’.
* Deluxe edition. Beautiful cover and title page design by John Illingworth Kay.
51. GALLONIO, Antonio Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs. From the “De SS. Martyrum Cruciatibus” of the Rev. Father Antonio Gallonio. Now for the First Time Translated and Adapted by A.R. Allinson. Illustrated with the Forty-Six Original Plates and Containing a Note on the Origin and Scope of the Book. Paris, The Fortune Press, . 26 x 20 x 3.5 cm. Original gilt buckram with dust jacket. xvi, 244 p. Printed in red and black. With b/w reproductions on unnumbered leaves. All pages printed in a red frame. Reprint of the Carrington edition of 1903. DJ slightly worn and spotted. Binding with some vague grey stains, but in very good overall condition. Bookplate.
* Large book, still in the very rare dustwrapper with a list of books from the Fortune Press on the rear. One of 1125 numbered copies printed on English mould-made paper (total: 1200). Preface by the publisher of the first edition, Charles Carrington. Famous ‘martyr book’.
52. GAY, John A Ballad on Ale. Banholt, Bonnefant Press, 1983. 15 x 11 cm. Original stiff wrappers with title ticket. 16 p. Handset from Palatino and printed on scraps of paper given to the Press by David J. Simaleavich, Esq., in 35 numbered copies. Fine condition.
* The cover has been made from Zaans Bord, handmade paperboard from a Zaan paper mill, and the text paper is dark orange Ingres. ‘O blest potation!’ A happy drinking song and a very rare, attractive little book made by a famous Dutch private printer.
53. GILBERT & GEORGE The Pink Elephants. [Groningen], Trembling Hand Press, (1989). Linnen rug met kartonnen platten. (16) p. Met de hand gezet en gedrukt op Fabriano door Hester Verkruissen in een oplage van 30 exemplaren.
* Eigenzinnige heruitgave van G&G’s zeldzame kunstenaarsboek uit 1973. Vroeg en charmant drukwerk van de zo getalenteerde Groningse margedrukker Hester Verkruissen.
54. GOLDSMITH, Oliver The Vicar of Wakefield. With a Preface by Austin Dobson and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London, Macmillan, 1891. Original richly gilt binding. (4), 36, 306, (6) p. All edges gilt. Second edition. Reading slant. Gutters burst, but a very good copy of this glittering 1890’s book. Some foxing.
* Full of whimsical, nicely detailed drawings and funny initials by Thomson.
55. GOLDSTEIN, Judith S. Barney’s Book: Letters from Barney J. to Deborah. (Inscribed by Goldstein). Mt. Desert, Somes Pond Press, 2013. Original wrappers (with a nice picture of the daughter and the canine autor of the letters). 68 p. Extended reprint.
* Inscribed and signed by Judith S. Goldstein (a historian): ‘To Freida/ With affection.’ Brilliant book of letters by a little pet dog to its owner.
56. GOLDSTEIN, Judith S. From Barney J. to Deborah. Letters to a Daughter. (Inscribed by Goldstein). Somesville, Somes Pond Press, 1992. Oblong 15 x 23 cm. Original wrappers (with a nice picture of the daughter looking at the canine author of the book). 40 p. 1st edition.
* Inscribed and signed by Judith S. Goldstein: ‘October, 1998/ To Freida:/ With the pleasure/ of sharing.’ Brilliant little book of letters by a small pet dog to its young owner.
58. GRAHAM, W.S. Uncollected Poems. Warwick, Greville Press, 1990. Original wrappers. 40 p. 1st edition. Light blue wrappers just a little discolored.
* Posthumous publication of the Scottish poet (1932-1986).
59. HAASSE, Hella The scarlet city. Translated by Peter King. (Gesigneerd met handgeschreven opdracht aan Greg Gatenby). Londen, McGraw-Hill, (1954). Linnen met stofomslag. 300 p. 1e druk. Stofomslag iets gehavend. Copyrightaanduiding doorgehaald. Handtekening en jaartal op voorste schutblad.
* Opdracht van de auteur in blauwe inkt op pagina (1): ‘To Greg Gatenby,/ friend and defender of threatened/ creatures like whales, dolphins,/ poets and “literary” novelists!/ Participating in the Harbourfront Festival/ of Authors – your creation! – has been/ an unforgettable experience./ Hella S. Haasse./ 1990’.
61. HAWKINS, Anthony Hope Autograph Note Signed (1896). Small sheet of laid writing paper. 17,0 x 10,6 cm. 2 lines plus signature, dated ‘London: 27th Octr/96’ in black ink. Folded horizontally.
* Thanks for a letter. Written between The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau, when 33 year old Hawkins was already famous.
62. HERRICK, Robert Two typescript letters to Saul K. Padover about Upton Sinclair, signed, dated ’30 Dec. 27′ and ‘7 January 1928′. Two folded leaves of blue green paper, typed on one side only (each). 21,5 x 14,0 cm. 15 and 9 lines. Some fingering and glue marks.
* Letters by the ageing novelist (1868-1938) to youthful author and historian S.K. Padover (1905-1981), who had written an article about Herrick’s book Waste (1924). ‘Mr. Upton Sinclair has sent me your letter to him in which you refer so warmly to my “Waste”. … ‘I judge that our views about “Money Writes” [by Sinclair, 1927] are much the same, – that the criticism of individual writers is discerning and courageous but the philosophy oversimplified.’ Also about Herrick’s resignation as a professor in Chicago.
63. HOCKNEY, David Paintings, Prints and Drawings 1960-1970. London, The Whitechapel Gallery, 1970. A4-formaat. 100 p. Talloze afbeeldingen in zwartwit. Catalogus op wit papier met toelichting op geel papier. 1e druk. Lichte gebruikssporen.
* Inliggend een uitnodiging (1972), een ansicht en een krantenrecensie van de film A Bigger Splash (NRC 11 april 1975).
64. (HOLLAND DAY, F.). ROBERTS, Pam F. Holland Day. Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, 2000. 27 x 22 cm. Decorated cloth. 144 p. Illustrated. First edition. Fine condition.
* To accompany the exhibition of the photographs of Fred Holland Day (1864-1933), an innovatory photographer and an esthete, who had an important influence on author and artist Kahlil Gibran.
65. ISHERWOOD, Christopher The Nowaks. (Met zes tekeningen en twee vignetten van Kurt Löb). Utrecht, Stichting De Roos, 1972 [= 1973]. Besmettelijk wit linnen. 44 p. Typografie Kurt LÖB. Gezet uit de Monotype Gill en gedrukt door Hooiberg op Offsetmasqué highproof satijn in een oplage van 175 genummerde exemplaren. Omslag heeft enkele kleine vlekjes (zoals meestal).
* Christopher Isherwood schreef aan typograaf-illustrator Kurt Löb: ‘This kind of tribute from a fellow-artist is worth more to me than any other. It is quite uncanny how your portrait of Herr Nowak resembles the original. And I think you catch the atmosphere of the Berlin slums perfectly. Again thank you!’. Leeflang 95.
66. JACKSON, Holbrook Town: An Essay. London, Self-published, 1913. 16 x 11 cm. Original illustrated wrappers. 16 p. With pictures. 1st edition. Cover split in two, otherwise a nice book. Held together with crystal paper. Some waterstaining.
* Ode to the Town in general. Chapbook nr. 2 at the Sign of Flying Fame. Attractive booklet.
67. JACKSON, Matthew Day The Tomb. In Search of. (2 vols in box). New York, Peter Blum Edition, 2010. 27 x 21 cm. Two volumes of different size in a matching box. Printed in 800 copies at Albani drukkers bv in Den Haag. Introduction Benno Tempel. 1st edition. Like new.
* Intriguing photos from the art project The Tomb by Jackson (born 1976). Book design by Klaus Baumgärtner.
68. JAPANESE POETRY Nippon. Japanese Verse. (No place, Salix Alba, 1976). 18 x 12 cm. Original wrappers. 20 p. Set from Bembo and printed in only 30 numbered copies on Hahnemühle. With two etchings by Eric Wittenberns. Excellent condition.
* Poems chosen from the Penguin Book of Japanese Verse in a tiny and attractive bibliophile edition, with two etchings resembling autumn leaves.
69. JERROLD, Douglas Black-Eyed Susan. New and Complete Edition. (Dick’s Standard Plays Nr. 230). London, John Dicks, (about 1880). Original illustrated green wrappers. 16 p. The cover illustration is repeated on p 1. Printed in two columns. Almost like new.
* A famous popular publisher with a huge output, John Dicks (1818-1881) started his uniform series of plays in the 1860’s. Rare in its original and very delicate shape.
70. JOHNSON, Charles Plumptre Hints to Collectors of Original Editions of the Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. London, George Redway, 1885. Original Vellum. (4), 52 p. Printed in red and black on Spalding laid paper in 550 copies. Uncut. 1st edition. Spine darkened and a bit worn. Slightly soiled.
* Delicious for book collectors, full of fascinating judgments: ‘so many people still collect the books that other people want, rather than those they want themselves’.
71. JOLAS (ed.), Eugene Transition. An International Quarterly for Creative Experiment. Number 14, Fall, 1928. (Ed. Eugene Jolas & Gertrude Stein). Paris, transition, 1928. Original decorated wrappers (upper and lower cover designs Stuart Davis). 288 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. Small horizontal tear in the cover and first two pages. Some wear and soiling. With a contemporary tipped-in price ticket of William Jackson Books, London.
* A magazine about surrealism, dadaism and other modern trends in interbellum literature and art, that is difficult to overrate. Americans, Paris and all! With Sylvia Beach, Kay Boyle, Harry Crosby, Kasimir Edschmid, Eugene Jolas, Elliot Paul, Alfonso Reyes, Edouard Roditi, Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams.
72. JOLAS (ed.), Eugene Transition. An International Workshop for Orphic Creation, Nr. 21. March 1932. The Hague, Servire Press, 1932. Original decorated cover (upper and lower cover designs Hans ARP). 336 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. Backstrip browned, some wear at the upper edge of the wrappers. Some foxing, esp. in the beginning.
* A magazine about surrealism, dadaism and other modern trends in interbellum literature and art, that is difficult to overrate. With contributions by a.o. Hugo Ball, Samuel Beckett, Gottfried Benn, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ludwig Klages, Henri Michaux, Raymond Queneau, Kurt Schwitters (lanke tr gl) and Gertrude Stein.
73. JOLAS (ed.), Eugene Transition. An International Workshop for Orphic Creation, Nr. 22. February 1933. The Hague, Servire Press, 1933. Original decorated wrappers (upper and lower cover designs Sophie Taeuber-Arp). 192 p. 1st edition. Cover a little browned, edges slightly worn.
* With contributions by a.o. Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, James Joyce, Max Pulver and Kurt Schwitters.
74. JOLAS (ed.), Eugene Transition. An International Workshop for Vertigralist Transmutation. Edited by Eugene Jolas. July, 1935, No. 23. (With the supplement). The Hague, Servire Press, 1935. Original illustrated wrappers (with a design by Paul Klee). 212 p. Illustrated. 1st edition.With the loosely inserted supplement ‘Testimony Against Gertrude Stein’ by Braque, Jolas, Matisse, Tzara a.o. Backstrip a bit worn, white wrappers slightly soiled. A little foxing.
* Contributions by many avant-garde authors, foremost James Joyce’s Continuation of Work in Progress.
75. JOYCE, James ‘A Muster from Work in Progress’. Page 181-191 in: Transition Stories. Twenty-three Stories from “transition” selected and edited by Eugene Jolas and Robert Sage. New York, Walter V. McKee, 1929. Cloth-backed marbled boards. xii, 354 p. Uncut. The deluxe version, printed in red and black in 100 numbered copies. 1st edition. Cloth spine worn and waterstained. Edgeworn and a bit discolored. Some notes in pencil.
* All contributions have a short introduction, probably by Jolas. In the case of James Joyce, the introduction is three pages. First edition in book form in a collection of stories (all in English) from the quarterly Transition, vol. 1-13. Also included: Gottfried Benn, Kay Boyle, Robert Desnos, Konstantin Fedin, Eugene Jolas, Franz Kafka, Peter Neagoe, Elliot Paul, Kurt Schwitters, Philippe Soupault and Gertrude Stein.
76. (JOYCE, James). JOLAS, Eugene The Language of Night. Den Haag, The Servire Press, 1932. Transition Series No. 1. Original red wrappers. 64 p. Printed in 550 copies. 1st edition. Cover a bit discolored and with a little wear, inside excellent.
* About modern literature (Joyce, Michaux, Apollinaire and many others). Jolas was one of the early advocates of James Joyce, also in this little book about literature, philosophy and psychology. Dedicated in print to Stuart Gilbert (James Joyce’s editor).
77. KIPLING, Rudyard Il figlio del miliardario (&) La scuola del mare. (Italian translation of Captains Courageous). Milan, Casa Editrice Sonzogno, 1926. 21 x 15 cm. Original illustrated wrappers. 64; 64 p. With colorful cover illustrations and many black-and-white pictures by Attilio Mussino. Covers a bit soiled, but in very good condition.
* Popular style translation of Kipling’s novel, complete in two parts.
78. KOHOUTEK, Lubos Autograph of Mr. Luboš Kohoutek. Sheet of paper (77 x 125 mm) with typed designation. Signature in blue fountain pen ink. Excellent condition.
* The Czech astronomer Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935) discovered many planetoids and comets. He was the namegiver of the Kohoutek Comet (1973).
79. LANDOR, Walter Savage Poems, dialogues in verse and epigrams. Edited with notes by Charles G. Crump. (Complete in two attractive volumes). London, J.M. Dent, 1892. 2 vols. Richly gilt cloth. xvi, 376; (6), 384 p. Deckled edges. With two illustrations (incl. a sample of his handwriting). 1st edition. Flyleaves browned, otherwise fine. Unopened.
* Fine set with beautiful period spine decoration (see scan), signed ‘F.C.T.’.
80. LE GALLIENNE, Richard Limited Editions. A Prose fancy: together with Confessio Amantis, A Sonnet. (Bookplate of Gerrit Komrij). London, Privately Printed for Richard Le Gallienne, Elkin Mathews, John Lane and their friends, Christmas, 1893. 16 x 12 cm. Original Ingres paper wrappers pasted on laid text paper with original vellum paper backing. (4), 16 p. Printed in red and black (in 700 copies). First edition. Wrappers a bit soiled. With the tiny bookplate of Gerrit Komrij.
* A little book full of funny love for rare books: “WHY does the heathen so furiously rage against limited editions, large papers, first editions, and the rest?” “YES, ‘from scarped cliff and quarried stone,’ Nature cries, ‘Limit the Edition! Distribute the type!’ Though in her capacity as the great publisher she has been all too prodigal of her issues, and ruinously guilty of innumerable remainders.”
We added a book in the same vein: The Book Bills of Narcissus. An Account Rendered by Richard Le Gallienne. Leicester-Nottingham, Frank Murray Derby, 1892. 2nd edition. With the bookplate of Gerrit Komrij. Some wear.
81. LE GALLIENNE, Richard Orestes. A Tragedy. With ALS to Perriton Maxwell, in a nice box. New York, Mitchell Kennerley, 1910. Cloth-backed boards. (10), 52 p. Printed in red and black. 1st edition. With tipped-in newspaper picture of the author. Bookplate of Geo. A. Zabriskie pasted over another bookplate. With an autograph letter signed by Le Gallienne to Perriton Maxwell, dated ‘Woodstock, N.Y./ Oct. 14, 1919’.
* Contained in a portfolio in an attractive morocco-backed slipcase with richly gilt spine, title ‘Orestes/ ALS/ Richard/ Le/ Gallienne’. Somewhat coquetish Le Gallienne mentions he is glad to accept Maxwell’s invitation to send more of his works to him. Amos Perriton Maxwell (1866-1947) was for a long time editor of various magazines before embarking upon a career as a novelist.
82. LEAVITT, David Saturn Street. Amsterdam, De Harmonie, (1995). Original folding wrappers. 76 p. Printed in 125 copies. 1st edition. Fine condition.
* The book was published simultaneously in 125 copies in English, and in 250 copies in Dutch translation, to mark the New Year of 1996. This is the edition in English.
83. LECLERCQ, Leo Jack London. Een karakterstudie. Amsterdam, De Gulden Ster, . Original folding wrappers. 32 p. 1st edition. Cover a bit soiled, some little stains.
* “Jack London, A Character Study”. Rare and delicate, original Dutch-written study by London’s translator W.L. Leclercq.
83 a. LECKY, William Edward Hartpole Autograph signed letter (ALS) to an admirer, dated “Xmas day. 1891.” 6 lines on paper printed “38, Onslow Gardens, S.W.”. Small trace of glue on verso, from an album or an envelope.
* Lecky has “much pleasure in sending you my autograph”. He hopes “that you may work with so much perserverance and success that Pugh may some day ask for yours”.
83 b. LEE, Sir Sidney Handwritten letter to Augustus Jessopp. On cream colored paper watermarked T.H. Saunders, with printed heading ‘Dictionary of National Biography/ (address)’. 18,6 x 11,8 cm. 4 p. Written in thin brown ink on recto only. Signed and dated ’17/5/86′. Folded twice. Stained along the fold and vaguely at the foot of the letter.
* From young Sidney, or rather Solomon Lazarus Lee (1859-1926), the compiler of the Dictionary of National Biography to the cleric and writer Dr. Augustus Jessopp (1823-1914), an authority on 17th century history. A perfectly readable letter on Lee’s article about Sir Simonds D’Ewes, that wasn’t accepted by James Bass Mullinger. With mention of Leslie Stephen (the father of Virginia Woolf).
83 c. LEGOUIS, Émile. (Place Viger Hotel) Autograph Letter Signed and dated Dec. 22, 1912 on stationery with depiction of the famous Place Viger Holtel in Montreal. To ‘Mr. Sedgwick’, probably a publisher. 21,1 x 13,7 cm. Two lines. Twice folded horizontally. Very good condition.
* About correction of proofs. Legouis (1861-1937) was the author of various literary studies, especially on English literature. In 1913 J.M. Dent published his study on Geoffrey Chaucer. Fine detailed depiction of the famous grand hotel, still in existence.
84. LEIGHTON, Frederick Autograph signed letter (ALS), dated “6 June 86”. 11 lines on an oblong card (9 x 12 cm), printed “2, Holland Park, Kensington, W.”. Recto and verso. Folded horizontally. Traces of pasting in an album on both sides.
* Autograph letter by the famous painter (1830-1896), about a book (‘Life & Works’) to be sent to him.
85. LIDDELL, Henry Signed card. Stationary blindstamped ‘Christ Church/ Oxford’, signed in dark brown ink ‘Henry G. Liddell’. Pasted on a larger piece of paper.
* Henry George Liddell (1811-1898) was Dean of Christ Church College in Oxford. He was also the father of the girl behind Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell.
86. MAARTENS, Maarten Autograph Letter Signed and dated ’14-X-’06 [De Zonheuvel, Doorn.] Holland’. Letter in English on mourning paper with printed letterhead ‘De Zonheuvel, Doorn.’, signed ‘”Maarten Maartens”‘. Five pages. 17,8 x 11,3 cm. 53 lines. Some traces of glue. Pin holes where a visiting card may have been pinned to the letter.
* Maarten Maartens is the pseudonym of J. van der Poorten Schwartz (1858-1915), a Dutch author who wrote in English.
Extensive letter to a ‘Dear Sir’ in Pittsburgh who had given a lecture and invited him for a stay. Maartens writes he is ‘just back from the Aberdeen festivities, where I met Mr. Carnegie who renewed his invitation to my daughter’. He would like to come, but because of his bad health is reluctant to take a fast boat to the USA. ‘I am a disgraceful sailor, but America is worth even that – can any man say more?’ He wonders if he can take his 18-year old daughter along. Very friendly letter by a bit of a pedant who flaunts the name of his famous friends Andrew Carnegie and Admiral F.E. Chadwick and asks the benevolence of the gods in Latin (‘Dii, favete!’) while pondering a tour through Northern America. Not in The Letters of Maarten Maartens.
87. MAARTENS, Maarten Autograph Letter Signed to publisher Funk & Wagnalls in London, dated ’11-11-’13 (De Zonheuvel, Doorn) Holland’. Letter in English with printed letterhead ‘De Zonheuvel, Doorn.’, signed ‘Maarten Maartens’, heavily underscored. 4 p. 17,7 x 11,2 cm. 17 lines. Pin holes where a visiting card may have been pinned to the letter.
* The letter exhibits amazement about a book that was sent by publisher Funk & Wagnalls to Josua van der Poorten Schwartz, better known as novelist Maarten Maartens: ‘On my return, this day, from a prolonged absence abroad, I find the book you have kindly sent me. I stand before it, spellbound, as I once stood before the Great Pyramid’. This is probably about the first edition of Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia. There are more quaintly reverent sentences in the letter: ‘Your book looks a large one. But the moment we realize in it the Liebig of men’s intellect since Adam, how compactly reasonable in size it appears!’ No wonder the clerk at Funk & Wagnalls wrote in pencil: ‘Please make 3 copies for Prof Hopkins’, possibly to use citations for advertising. Not in The Letters of Maarten Maartens.
88. MAARTENS, Maarten Harmen Pols. Peasant. London, Methuen, 1910. Richly gilt calf leather with marbled endpapers (Sotheran & Co.). (4), 324 p. Top gilt. 1st edition. Spine discolored, inconspicuous water stain on lower cover. Edges show some wear. Some foxing.
* Charming presentation copy for the painter Thérèse van Duyl-Schwartze, consisting of the scriptural passage ‘S. Mat. X – 42. ‘! Dated ’22 -V-11 ‘and signed’ M. M.’ Dutchman Josua van der Poorten Schwartz (1858-1915) wrote quite a few fairly successful novels in English under the pseudonym Maarten Maartens. He was a wealthy man and had a castle-like mansion built in Doorn, now called the Maarten Maartenshuis.
89. MAC MAHON, James De zwarte weduwe. Uit het Amerikaans vertaald door J.D.A. van Gumster. Laren, Schoonderbeek, 1952. Halflinnen met opgeplakte voorzijde stofomslag. 204 p. 1e druk. Krabbeltje van een vorige eigenaar, verder mooi.
* Deze pulproman heeft een prachtig omslag met een donkerharige vrouw in maanlicht.
90. MASEFIELD, John Sard Harker. A Novel. London, William Heinemann, 1924. Cloth with dust jacket. (8), 332 p. First edition. DJ subtly repaired at the inside. Spine area of jacket discolored, some soiling and tiny tears. Book in very good condition, flyleaves a bit foxed.
* Very graphic dust jacket: two hairy hands reaching for a large bouquet of blue flowers. With a list of recently published books by Masefield and a list of new publications by Heinemann in the autumn of 1924.
91. MASEFIELD, John Three original press photos from 1930-1933. 15 x 21 and 20 x 25 cm. With press organisation stamps and captioned tickets and red crayon lines at the reverse. Slight creases and other little signs of wear, but in a general very good condition.
* The first photo, dated May 12 1930, shows Masefield apparently caught unawares in an old suit, in front of a house, with elucidating text on verso ‘John Masefield, whose adventurous career included service as a common sailor and porter in a New York pre-prohibition saloon, and who was today appointed Poet Laureate of England’. On the second, dated May 22, 1930, we see Masefield and his daughter Judith feeding their two donkeys on his estate near Oxford, England. The third, dated Jan 6, 1933, shows Mr and Mrs Masefield ‘as they arrived on the S.S. Mauretania today’ in New York.
92. McCARTHY, Mary Typed letter signed to a gentleman in Toronto. On violet paper, recto only. 23.0 x 16.0 cm. Folded. Dated ‘141, rue de Rennes/ 75006 Paris/ November 9, 1982’. 5 lines.
* About signing a picture and a card (not included), ‘though it’s against my principles and practice to autograph either cards or photos’. This letter has been signed, however.
93. McEWAN, Ian Disguises. (Utrecht), De Roos, 1984. Cloth with dust jacket. 48 p. Illustrated with 10 drawings by Tom Eyzenbach. Typography Alfons van Heusden. Set from Bembo and printed by Geuze on Hahnemühle paper in 175 numbered copies.
* Some illustrations were are ingeniously provided with deeper layers with extensions on transparent paper. Leeflang 128. == Illustrated edition in English from a Dutch bibliophile society.
93 a. McINERNEY, Jay Bright Lights, Big City. A Novel. (Inscribed to Joost Zwagerman). New York, Vintage Books, (1984). Original wrappers. (16), 192 p. Reprint.
* Signed and inscribed to Dutch author Joost Zwagerman (1963-2015): ‘For Joost,/ Hoping this provided/ some good inspiration./ And hoping to read you/ in English someday./ JayMcInerney’. Thumbed by Zwagerman.
94. McEWAN, Ian Psychopolis. (Translation into Dutch by Heleen ten Holt.) Amsterdam, De Harmonie, (1976). Softcover with dust jacket. 40 p. Printed in 150 copies.
* Publisher’s New Year’s Gift. With a portrait by Lon van Keulen and a nice cover picture by Ronald Hoeben
95. METHUEN & Co. Messrs. Methuen’s Sixpenny Books. (Publisher’s advertising folder). London, Methuen & Co., about 1907. 18 x 12 cm. 4 p. Printed in blue, green and black. Fine condition.
* Fine art nouveau cover after a painting, followed by a three-page list of titles. Rare trade pamphlet.
96. MILLIGAN, Spike Poems. Drawings Dante Gabriel Rossetti. (Limited edition). Leicester, New Broom Press, 1977. Original card wrappers sewn with red string. (24) p. Printed by Toni Savage in 140 numbered copies on blue handmade Sheepstor paper. Drawings in red.
* The delightful drawings by Rossetti were ‘hitherto unpublished’. Imogen Dennis, who was a descendant of William Michael Rossetti, gave permission to use them to Toni Savage.
97. MILLS, Stuart, & David WILLETTS The Christmas Apples. Three texts by Stuart Mills with lithographs by David Willetts. London, Coracle Press, 1977. 41 x 28 cm. Large grey portfolio. 22 p. With 3 lithographs. Printed in 100 numbered copies. Signed by Mills and Willetts. Fine copy.
* Very large illustrated poetic prose publication in excellent condition.
98. MILTON, John Paradise Regained. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky. London, The Fleuron, 1924. Small 4to. Cloth-backed boards with dust jacket. (8), 88 p. 3 full-page illustrations and several head- and tailpieces. Printed on fine handmade paper in 350 numbered copies. DJ a bit spotted.
* With the envelope in the rear, containing proofs of the three full-page illustrations, complete with their tissue-guards. Attractive book.
98 a. MILTON, John Sonnet VII. (Met een vertaling door Paul Claes). (Amsterdam, De Regulierenpers, 1986). Vouwblad in omslag. Met de hand gezet uit de Spectrum en gedrukt in blauw en zwart in een oplage van 46 exemplaren.
* Uitgave ter gelegenheid van de 46ste verjaardag van de drukker. == Attractive publication in English and Dutch.
99. MITCHISON, Naomi Typed note signed in red ink, dated ’25 Sept’. Oblong sheet of paper, 14,5 x 21 cm.
* ‘I am sorry but I don’t have any photographs of myself – I am too old to like being photographed’. Signed with difficulty ‘Yrr.. sin…’ (‘Yours sincerely’) and her signature. Naomi Mitchison, a daring and prolific novelist, lived until 101 years of age (1897-1999).
100. MORGAN, Charles Typed Letter Signed, dated ’23 February 1937′ to a French woman who wants to translate one of Morgan’s essays. Original typewritten letter by the author, Charles Morgan, with printed letterhead. 25,5 x 20,3 cm. 19 lines. Signed in ink.
* To Madame Le Corbeiller in Paris about her offer to translate Morgan’s essay ‘Creative Imagination’ into French. 20 lines typed, signed ‘Charles Morgan.’ in ink.
Inserted in a copy of Portrait in a Mirror, the second Albatross edition with copyright ‘February 1938’. Original wrappers with torn DJ. This edition not in Todd-Bowden (see O.282 a, page 882). Name on halftitle.
101. (MOSHER, Thomas B.). STEVENSON, R.L. Will o’the Mill. Portland, Maine, Thomas B. Mosher, 1899. 13 x 9 cm. Original boards and wrappers, with a slipcase. 72 p. Printed on Japan vellum in 425 copies. First printing of this edition. Fine copy, but slipcase damaged.
* Attractive little art nouveau book printed on fine Japanese paper. Mosher’s Brocade series. Bishop 436.
102. MOSTEL, Zero Autograph Letter Signed to a signature hunter – with a humorous self portrait. Small cutout sheet of paper (5.2 x 19.2 cm) pasted onto a large sheet (25 x 20 cm). 5 lines in ballpoint with a 2 x 2 cm self portrait.
* To a Mr. Beckmann, an autograph hunter. Mostel declines sending a photo and adds a drawing instead. “…I forgot photos of myself. Probably because it is very difficult to look at myself without some shock absorbing device”. The drawing shows a part bald, part shaggy haired, scowling face.
103. MOTTRAM, Ralph H. / Frederic PROKOSCH Autograph picture postcard signed to Frederic PROKOSCH. Brown photo of ‘old Luffness Mill, near Gullane’. On verso 7 lines by Mottram postmarked ‘Edinburgh Sep 10 1930’.
* Well-settled British author Ralph Hale Mottram (1883-1971) to his young American admirer, the aspiring poet and novelist Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989): ‘I have no favorites among my books. I wish they were better known in the States. I am most pleased to have your letter.’
104. NIJINSKY, Romola Nijinsky. By Romola Nijinsky, His Wife. (Inscribed). London, Victor Gollancz, 1935. Orig. cloth. 416 p. Illustrated. 5th impression. A bit slanted and discolored.
* With a signed dedication on first free endpaper: ‘With my best wishes and/ kindest regards/ Romola Nijinsky/ 1938.’ This is the first biography of Vaslav Nijinsky, the great dancer. A second one was published by Romola in 1952, after his death.
104 a. NORTHCOTE, Stafford H. Autograph Letter Signed to the painter William Powell Frith. Letter on wove paper, recto and verso, 15,5 x 9,8 cm. 16 lines. Dated ‘Dec. 9. 1881’. Folded twice, but only vaguely. Trace of glue on recto (no text missing).
* About sitting for a portrait by Frith: ‘I am pretty fully engaged up to the middle of January at all events’. Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887) was Member of Parliament for North Devon at this time, after six years of being Minister of Finance. He would end his career as Foreign Secretary (1886-1887).
105. (OBELISK PRESS). NORDEN, Marika The Gentle Men. Paris, The Obelisk Press, 1935. Original decorated folding wrappers. 352 p. Second impression. Cover a bit worn. Bookplate opposite the title page. Name and date in pencil on title (‘J.G. Wester, 22-2-1937’).
* Erotic novel by Norwegian author Mirjam Vogt in an original form: four letters by as many ex-lovers to a loved woman. Nice art-deco ‘Egyptian’ wrapper design in gold and black.
106. ONO, Yoko We’re all water from different rivers. [Haarlem], Hof van Jan, . Original wrappers. Two prints designed by Marlies Visser in double folding wrappers. 60 copies were used for the project ‘Kist voor Kees’, a few dozen (max. 40) extra were printed for dispersion. 1st edition. Fine condition.
* Poem by Yoko Ono, prints by Marlies Visser, a tribute issued in a small number of copies from the Hof van Jan to Kees Thomassen, the private printer who died in 2015.
107. ORWELL, George Animal farm. (Illustrated by Frits Frietman). Utrecht, De Roos, 2000. 29 x 18 cm. Original boards. 120 p. Typography Jan van Beusekom. Set from Plantin and printed by Veldwijk-van Loon in brown and red on Butterfly Pink in 175 numbered copies. Excellent condition.
* Dutch bibliophile edition in English. Leeflang 155.
107 a. OWEN, John Joannis Oweni, alias Audoeni, Oxoniensis Angli, Epigrammatum Libri X. Editio nova Catholica, ab omni obscoenitate, & piarum aurium offendiculo expurgata. Cologne, Wilhelm Metternich, 1718. 15 x 10 cm. Plain boards. 216 p. Uncut. Upper cover damaged (severly bumped corner). Some foxing, some old wormholes.
* John Owen (1564-c.1628, Welsh-born) was a prolific author of witty Latin epigrams, that were very popular in the 17th and 18th century. Owen, a staunch Protestant given to playful jibes against Catholics, would have been surprised seeing his work published in this firmly Roman Catholic edition that was shorn ‘of all obscenities, and every little thing that could offend pious ears’, like the Latin subtitle of this edition declares. A nice early 18th century book with its soft fluffy boards and uncut pages of differing dimensions.
108. PAMPHLET. (ABOUT KING JAMES II, his son the Prince of Wales, and the Prince of Orange) Brief van pater la Chaise, biegtvader van den koning van Vrankrijk; aan vader Peters, biegtvader van de koning van Engeland; behelsende een geluk-wenschinge over het inventeren en maken van den jongen prins van Walis, nevens eenige politikke aanmerkingen over desselfs afkomste, dragt en geboorte. Waar by gevoegd is, de hedendaagse litanie der protestanten in Engeland. ‘Gedrukt onder de Pers, by den Drukker, die ’t gedrukt heeft, en is te bekomen, by de Boekverkoopers die ’t hebben.’ = No place or publisher, 1688. Without wrappers, formerly a part of a convolute. 28 p. A bit soiled, small piece torn off from last page without text loss.
* “Letter from Father La Chaise, confessor of the King of France to Father Peters, confessor of the King of England; involving a wish for happiness about inventing and making the young prince of Wales, as well as some political remarks about his descent, bearing and birth. To which is added the contemporary litany of the Protestants in England”. About the succession of King James II and religion in Britain. A pamphlet in its original Dutch. Knuttel 12968.
108 a. PATCHEN, Kenneth Pictures of Life and Death. (&) They Keep Riding Down All the Time. New York, Padell, 1946. Original decorated folding wrappers (illustrated by the author). 32; 32 p. First editions. Covers slightly worn.
* Two matching books, poetry and prose, fine innovative literature in surprising typography and with attractive cover designs by the author.
109. PAYNE, John Flowers of France. (Deluxe edition, 5 vols., all published). London, The Villon Society, 1906-1913. A. The Romantic Period, 1 & 2. 1906.
B. The Renaissance Period. 1907.
C. The Latter Days. 1 & 2. 1913. (All published).
Unprinted, gray-blue wrappers. Uncut. 1st edition. Covers discolored and somewhat spotted, upper wrapper of ‘The Renaissance Period’ loose. The handmade paper of the interior in very good condition, with some discoloration.
* These five books are the result of a huge project of the British poet John Payne (1842-1916) to translate representative French poems in isometric poetry: rhyming and in the same meter as the original. He planned eight volumes that would span poetry from the 12th to the early 20th century. But the Great War, and then his death in 1916, threw a spanner in the works, and only five volumes were publishedd – these five. They were printed by Brill in Leyden in 750 copies, 75 of which were numbered deluxe copies on large paper. This is a luxury set, all with the same number: Nr. 38. The price per deluxe volume was no less than two guineas, or 16 grams of gold.
Mauclair, Catulle Mendès (with 16 poems!), Merrill, Montesquiou, Nerval, Rodenbach, Verhaeren, Verlaine, to name just a few of the many dozens French-language poets translated into English. Not attractive on the outside, but a grandiose enterprise.
110. PLIMSOLL, Samuel Signature pasted on a card. Sheet of paper (55 x 94 mm), pasted on a card. Just a signature, underlined. A bit soiled, notes on backside.
* Signature of Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), a British politician, Liberal member of Parliament 1867-1880. He was an advocate of safety on ships and devised a line to put on ships that delineated the maximum load, now known as the Plimsoll Line – so the signature of a namegiver.
111. (POUND, Ezra). GALLUP, Donald A Bibliography of Ezra Pound. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963. Cloth with dust jacket. 456 p. Illustrated. First edition. DJ not perfect (but VG), book in excellent condition.
112. POWELL, G.H. Excursions in Libraria: Being Retrospective Reviews and Bibliographical Notes. (Inscribed). London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1895. Orig. green cloth. xvi, 264 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. A little wear.
* Inscribed by the author, July 1916, and signed ‘Geo.H. Powell’. Enjoyable texts about (mostly early) books: Aesop, Froissart, Rabelais, myths, Guiccardini and many others.
113. PUETTMANN, Emile The True and Lamentable History of the Wonderful Adventures of Little Red Riding-Hood. Containing her Wanton Wonderings, Distressing Disappearance and Remarkable Release. Printed for your Exclusive Entertainment by Emile Puettmann. Rotterdam, The Slipperpress, 1982. 18,5 x 9 cm. Omslag met geïllustreerd buikbandje. 12 p. Met drie oude houtsneevignetten, grel ingekleurd. Gezet uit de Hollandsche Mediaeval en gedrukt in 80 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Mooi.
* Een van de vele originele, grappige boekjes gedrukt door Emile Puetmann op zijn Slofpers.
P1. PURDY, James Brawith. A story. Utrecht, (Hugin & Munin), 1999. Ingenaaid met omslag (Binderij Phoenix). (4), 40 p. Met de hand gezet uit de Walbaum en gedrukt in rood en zwart op Zerkall Edelweiss in een oplage van 75 op de pers genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk.
* Hugin & Munin, een bibliografie 13.
P2. PURDY, James Kitty blue. A fairy tale. (Signed). Utrecht, From the Ballroom, 1993. Red cloth, on both sides blocked in red with a design by James Purdy (Phoenix Bindery). 44 p. With two folding leaves of music by Joost Kleppe. Set from Garamont type and printed after typographical instructions of Gerrit Kleis (Sub Signo Libelli) by Geuze in blue and black in 111 numbered copies. First edition.
* Signed by the author under the colophon. Hugin & Munin bibliography 1.
P3. PURDY, James Kitty Blue: Ein Märchen. Aus dem Amerikanischen Englisch übersetzt von Tanja Schmidt. (Signed by James Purdy). Utrecht, Hugin & Munin, 1999. 8vo. Original wrappers. 56 p. Printed in purple and black by Jan Erik Bouman on Lana paper. One of 60 numbered copies. Wrappers with gilt publisher’s mark.
* Translation into German, a superb bibliophile edition, set in Monotype and printed by hand. SIGNED by James Purdy.
114. RHYMERS’ CLUB, The The Book of the Rhymers’ Club. (&) The Second Book of the Rhymers’ Club. London, Elkin Mathews, 1892. (&) London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane – New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1894. 16 x 13 cm. Original cloth. 1st editions. Both bindings a bit soiled. First volume inside excellent, except for two rubber stamps of the Irish Literary Society and an alternative line supplied in pencil in a poem by T.W. Rolleston. Second volume: flyleaves browned, otherwise excellent.
* At the end of the second volume a 16-p. publisher’s catalogue is included: ‘List of Books in Belles Lettres’ dated May 1894. The Irish Literary Society was founded by Yeats and Rhys in 1890. Of these books we have a number of pictures (17) that we can send you if you are interested.
115. RICKETTS, Charles Pages on Art. (With DJ). London, Constable & Company, 1913. 23 x 15 cm. Original cloth with dust jacket. (8), 268 p. Uncut. Frontispice portrait of the author (photogravure after a photograph by Malcolm Arbuthnot) with tissue guard. 1st edition. Fine jacket, spine lettering a bit dulled, otherwise fine.
* A desirable book.
116. (RICKETTS, Charles). DELANEY, J.G.P. Charles Ricketts. A Biography. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990. Cloth with dust jacket. (24), 232 p. Illustrated. First edition. Dj a bit marked and scratched at the backside, otherwise fine.
* Standard biography.
117. (RICKETTS, Charles). DELANEY, J.G.P., & VERNEY, Corine Charles Ricketts’s Mysterious Mother. The Hague, At the Paulton, 2016. Original decorated boards. 48 p. Illustrated. Set from Bram de Does’s Lexiton No1 and the Gill. Typographical design Huug Schipper. Printed in 100 copies only. First edition. New.
* Biography of Cornelia Pia Adeodata Marsuzi de Aguirre (1824-1880), Ricketts’s Italian mother, and the exciting search for her identity, carried out by the Ricketts biographer Paul Delaney together with a relative of Cornelia Marsuzi. A fine and beautiful book, published by bibliographer Paul van Capelleveen for the 150th anniversary of the birth of outstanding painter and graphic artist Charles de Sousy Ricketts, founder of the Vale Press.
118. RIDLER, Anne The Phoenix answered. Amsterdam, Phoenix Productions, 1988. Ingenaaid. (16) p. Engelstalig gedicht. Voorin een afbeelding van een uit zijn as verrijzende phoenix in art-nouveau. Met de hand gezet en gedrukt door Hein Elferink in een oplage van 100 genummerde exemplaren. Inliggend wenskaartje.
* Dit is nummer 1 van de oplage! Nieuwjaarsgeschenk van Binderij Phoenix. Anne Ridler (1913-2001) was een dichteres uit Oxford, gelieerd aan de Inklings.
119. ROSSETTI FAMILY Books From the Libraries of Christina, Dante Gabriel, and William Michael Rossetti. Introduction by W.E. Fredeman. Catalogue 180. London, Bertram Rota, 1973. 18 x 12 cm. Original wrappers. (6), 50 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. No inscriptions, very good condition.
* Sale catalogue of 193 books from the Rossetti family.
120. (SAMBO SEQUEL). [BANNERMAN, Helen] The Story of Little Black Quibba. By the Author of The Story of Little Black Mingo. London, James Nisbet & Co., (about 1905). 13 x 9 cm. Cloth-backed boards (= rebound using most of the first binding). 144 p. printed on one side only. With 72 illustrations in colors by the author. 25th thousand. Backstrip and flyleaves are recent. On the (worn) cover boards an oval illustration was pasted showing Quibba in his snake-held basket.
* Pretty well-restored early British edition of this famous sequel to Little Black Sambo, about the perilous and heroic adventures of stereotypical children from British India, written by a kind-hearted Scotswoman living in Tamil Nadu. Her naive illustrations lend a loving flavour to the adventure story. This book was first published in 1902 and became hugely popular, like its counterparts, before plummeting into the abyss of racism. Published without the author’s name.
121. SCOTT, Walter The Antiquary; The Pirate; The Fortunes of Nigel; The Talisman; Count Robert of Paris. 5 vols. of the Waverley Novels. With the Original Notes. London, J. Dicks, [1874-1875]. 18 x 12 cm. 128-164 p. each. All with several wood-engraved illustrations. Text set from a very small type. Various advertisements on the covers. Complete wrappers (including backstrips). Popular 19th century editions in their delicate, original wrappers, all in fine condition. Largely unopened.
. The Antiquary (no number on the spine)
9. The Pirate
10. The Fortunes of Nigel
16. The Talisman
24. Count Robert of Paris.
* According to the advertisements, this series commenced ‘On Monday, October 13th, 1873’. The volumes were published monthly. Popular literature, rare in this condition.
122. SHAKESPEARE, William The Phoenix and the Turtle. [Amsterdam, Phoenix editions], 1984. Original folding wrappers. (20) p. Set by hand by Paul Snijders and printed by Rob Cox in 100 numbered copies.
* Privately printed for Phoenix Bindery’s third anniversary.
123. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts. [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Original supple vellum with gilt spine title and Zilverdistel vignette on upper cover. (4), 148 p. Set by hand from the Zilvertype and printed in red and black by J.F. van Royen on his own hand-press in 125 copies. Text in English, colophon in Dutch. Excellent copy.
* The Zilvertype was designed in 1914-1916 by S.H. de Roos in collaboration with Van Royen. It is considered the most harmonious roman of De Roos.
124. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe Six hymns of Homer. The English Translation by Percy Bysshe Shelley facing the original Greek. (Maastricht), The Halcyon Press, 1929. Original red morocco. Top gilt. (6), 30 p. Printed in red and black in 481 numbered copies. Corners very slightly worn. A little foxing.
* One of 25 copies printed on Imperial Japanese paper. Bound in subtly gilt and blind-tooled crimson full morocco with marbled flyleaves (publisher’s binding by L. Malcorps). Striking typography by J. van Krimpen. The Halcyon Press 5. Van Dijk 183.
125. SIMON, Oliver (ed.) Signature. A Quadrimestrial of Typography and Graphic Arts. New series Nrs 2, 3 & 4 (1946-1947). London, Signature, 1946-1947. 25 x 19 cm. Original wrappers with waxpaper covers. 50-60 pp each. Illustrated with photos and extras (some in colours). 1st editions. A few little creases, but a pleasing set in very good condition.
* Fine magazine of classical typography.
126. SITWELL, Osbert Left Hand, Right Hand – The Scarlet Tree – Great Morning – Laughter in the Next Room – Noble Essences. (Autobiography in 5 volumes). London, Macmillan, 1945-1950. Cloth with dust jackets. About 1600 pp. together. Illustrated. Decorative DJs a bit worn. Two bookplates (of Robert G. Scott) and two written owner’s names (of Scott and of Alice B. Baudin).
* The hilarious and extensive autobiography of Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), 5h Bt., brother of Sacheverell and of Edith. With the nice dust jackets.
126 a. STEINBECK, John Original Press Photo from January 7, 1966. Original photo of United Press International, stamped and with an official caption on a ticket, dated ‘7-1-66′. Also with two later tiny newspaper clippings about Steinbeck’s death in 1968. 26.0 x 20.3 cm. A bit creased, a few marginal tears.
* A beautiful portrait of the rugged, elderly author with a black cap. According to the caption, ‘Steinbeck watched a whale boat race between Norway and the U.S. Coast Guard.’
127. STEVENSON, R.L. Il démone delle acque. (&) Il Sire di Maletroit. (Popular Italian translation of ‘The Merry Men’ and ‘The Sire de Maletroit’s Door’). Milan, Casa Editrice Sonzogno, 1929. 21 x 15 cm. Original illustrated wrappers. 64 p. Cover picture and 5 black-and-white plates by Camparini. Very good condition.
* Two stories by Stevenson in popular translation with six nice sensational drawings. Nice advertisement for a herbal liqueur on lower cover (sporting a roaring lion).
128. STEVENSON, R.L. Little feet along the floor. Haarlem, Carlinapers, 1981. 27 x 18 cm. Original wrappers. (28) p. Set by hand and printed in only 30 numbered copies. Fine condition.
* Very rare and attractive edition printed in the Netherlands, full of ingeniously placed typographical ornaments.
129. STRATFORD BOOK Johnnie Meyers Printer. The Stratford Book Nr. 1. Cincinnati, Ohio, Stratford Press, 1946. 15 x 12 cm. Original wrappers. 12 p. Printed by Elmer Gleason. 1st edition. Very fine copy.
* A tribute to John M. Meyers, the foreman of the composing room. This dainty little book contains a.o. a touching In Memoriam for Meyers, ‘Printing’, a poem by James Montgomery and ‘The song of the printer’, a poem by Thomas MacKellar.
130. SUTHERLAND-LEVESON-GOWER, George Granville William Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sutherland’ and dated ‘Dunrobin Sept. 15 1883’. With two contemporary photos. Letter by George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 3rd Duke of Sutherland (1828-1892) to ‘My dear Sir’. 4 p. With a letter by Charles Longuet Higgins (1806-1885) to ‘My dear Lady’ pinned to the first leaf. Some spots and traces of glue (for an album), some creasing.
* Extensive letter (59 lines) written fast and not very clearly about the possibilities of meeting, traveling between L. (London) and Dunrobin, and various commitments (‘The Ds. [Duchess] must be again here – for the Poultry show on the 27th’). In the attached letter, dated ‘May 23rd 1881’, Charles Longuet Higgins to ‘My dear Lady’ offers ‘St. Anne’s Society polling paper’.
The letters come with two rather creased and damaged, contemporary original photos, one of a gentleman in a cap holds a large piece of game, a dog at his side; the other shows a coach with four passengers and two draft animals. From the letter collection of John Arlott.
131. (SVENGALI). George Du MAURIER / Herbert BEERBOHM TREE A Souvenir of “Trilby” by Paul M. Potter. The Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on the 30th October, 1895, by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. (Complete with 7 plates). London, John Walker & Co., 1895. 28 x 19 cm. Original green cloth-backed cardboard portfolio, printed in green. Contains 7 photoengraved plates, each with tissue guards. One flap of portfolio loose, cover soiled, otherwise in Very Good condition.
* Trilby, introducing the mesmerizing character of Svengali, was a great sensation in its day as a novel and as a play (and later, films). According to a February, 1896 newspaper advertisement, this publication contains seven photoengraved plates. An ephemeral publication, complete and very rare.
132. SWEENEY, Matthew The Ice Hotel. Exiled. (Two Poems). Banholt, Bonnefant Press, 2000. Original wrappers with dust jacket. 16 p. Handset in Dante and printed in blue and black in 99 numbered copies. Fine copy.
* Serene poetry book.
133. SWIFT, Eric Nine Poems. Drawings by Marlene Staniforth. (Signed). Leicester, Toni Savage at The New Broom Press, 1970. 17 x 13 cm. Original blue wrappers. 20 p. Printed in 110 copies, all signed by the author and numbered. 1st edition. Fine copy.
134. SYMONS, Arthur Aubrey Beardsley. With sixteen plates. London, at the Sign of the Unicorn, 1948. 25 x 15 cm. Cloth-backed boards with dust jacket. 64 p. 2nd edition (first: 1898). DJ a bit browned at the top. Owner’s name on flyleaf.
* A tall and handsome book.
137. TENNIEL, John Handwritten letter to ‘Dear Miss Heywood’. 17.9 x 23.0 cm. Pasted on an album leaf. Signed ‘John Tenniel’ and dated ‘March 21./ 1905.’ on paper with letterhead of Tenniel’s house, 10, Portsdown Road, Maida Hill in London. 29 lines. On the reverse of the album leaf some unclear signatures of later date.
* Tenniel (1820-1914), the illustrator of Alice in Wonderland, in his younger years was friends with Miss Heywood’s grandfather. She sent him her grandfather’s portrait when he was an old man, and Tenniel thanks her very friendly (with ‘abject apologies for unavoidable delay’), although he didn’t recognize the friend of his youth. At the end mention of the emperor of Germany and the princess Louise.
138. TENNYSON, Alfred Lord In Memoriam, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, A. H. H. 1811-1833. London, Nonesuch Press, 1933. 29 x 18 cm. Original gold-chequered black paper on blue cloth. (4), xxiv, 152 p. Set from Blado and printed in red and black in 2000 numbered copies on Dutch Van Gelder Eenhoorn paper (with Unicorn watermark). Backstrip and edges a bit worn.
* The famous verse cycle of Tennyson in beautiful typography by Francis Meynell, printed by Ernest Ingham at the Fanfare Press. This is nr. 513.
Another beautiful bibliophile edition added: In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. London, Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1914. 23 x 16 cm. Original cloth-backed boards. (8), 96 p. Printed by the Riccardi Press in 1000 copies on special Riccardi Press mould-made paper. Nice book in excellent condition.
139. TENNYSON, Alfred Lord In Memoriam. London, Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1914. 23 x 16 cm. Original cloth-backed boards. (8), 96 p. Printed by the Riccardi Press in 1000 copies on special Riccardi Press mould-made paper. Nice book in very good condition.
* The famous verse cycle of Tennyson in an attractive bibliophile edition.
140. (THACKERAY, W.M.) The Speculators – A Ballad. From the Ballads of Policeman X – Now Reprinted with Emendations by Constable Q. Banholt, Officina Borogovi, 2001. Original wrappers of rough Japanese paper. 12 p. Title page printed in red and black. With a 19th illustration. Printed on Ossekop Van Gelder in 36 numbered copies. First edition.
* Transformation of Thackeray’s poem The Speculators into the world of technology shares and the euro (introduced in 2002), probably written by Ioannes Quercus and printed by him on fine paper in a tiny number.
141. (THE DANIEL PRESS). PETERSON, William S., & Sylvia Holton PETERSON The Daniel Press & The Garland of Rachel. New Castle (DE), Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Cloth with dust jacket. 228 p. Illustrated with excellent color photos. 1st edition. Like new.
* Beautiful bibliographical book with pictures of manuscripts (a.o. Lewis Carroll) and deluxe bindings, and includes the full text of the Garland of Rachel.
142. (THOMAS, Dylan). ROLPH, J. Alexander Dylan Thomas: A Bibliography. London, J.M. Dent, 1956. Cloth with DJ. (20), 108 p. Illustrated. First Edition. DJ a bit browned, book a bit foxed.
* Extensive bibliography of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), with a foreword by Dame Edith Sitwell.
143. VECHTEN, Carl Van Spider Boy. A Scenario for a Moving Picture. (Signed deluxe edition). New York, Knopf, 1928. Cloth-backed boards with glassine wrapper and original slipcase. (10), 302 p. All edges deckled. Printed in blue and black on tinted Borzoi Rag paper in 220 numbered copies, all signed by the author. 1st edition. Slipcase damaged and worn. Loosely inserted bookplate of William H. Sahud. Book in excellent condition.
* Beautiful deluxe edition of this Roaring Twenties novel.
144. VICTORIA, QUEEN Empty envelope addressed in Queen Victoria’s own handwriting to the Duchess of Sutherland. Mourning envelope, cloth-lined on the inside. 10.5 x 22.5 mm. Recto handwritten address ‘The/ Duchess of Sutherland/ The Queen’. Recto handwritten address ‘The/ Duchess of Sutherland/ The Queen’ in the hand of Queen Victoria. Verso the Queen’s lacquer seal in black. Envelope roughly torn open, two vertical folds, a bit soiled.
* Queen Victoria was great friends with Harriet Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (1806-1868), but this envelope might have been addressed to her daughter-in-law as well, Anne Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (1829-1888), who was Mistress of the Robes to the Queen from 1870 to 1874. The time window of this envelope is 1861-1888. It was in the autograph collection of eccentric journalist John Arlott.
145. WAARSENBURG, Hans van de Bill Haley in Maastricht. (Banholt, In de Bonnefant, 2002). Cahiersteek. (8) p. Met de hand gezet en gedrukt in een beperkte oplage. 1e druk.
* Gesigneerd door dichter en drukker. Tweede rock and roll-uitgave met fraai bedrukt aaibaar omslag.
146. WAARSENBURG, Hans van de Consul. (Met een Engelse vertaling door Peter Boreas). Banholt, (In de Bonnefant), 2009. Ingenaaid met flappen. (8) p. Met de hand gezet uit de Walbaum en gedrukt in een beperkte oplage. Omslag deels verschoten.
* Kerstwens van de auteur en de drukker, die beide onder het colofon signeerden.
147. WAARSENBURG, Hans van de The Last Waltz. [Banholt], (In de Bonnefant, 2003). Cahiersteek. (8) p. Met de hand gezet en gedrukt in een beperkte oplage. 1e druk.
* Gesigneerd door dichter en drukker. Derde (en laatste) rock and roll-uitgave met fraai bedrukt aaibaar omslag.
148. (WALROND WALROND). BÉRANGER, Pierre-Jean de Béranger. Some of his Sonnets with English Translations [by John Walrond Walrond, 1st Baronet Walrond, of Blackfield, Devon]. London, Sir. I.W. Walrond, Bt., 1879. Decorated cloth. xx, 156 p. Printed on Whatman handmade paper. 1st edition. Backstrip a bit worn, otherwise a fine copy.
* With a dedication by the translator, John Walrond Walrond (1818-1889), MP for Tiverton and High Sheriff of Devon, to his daughter, Mary Holbech, ‘from her loving/ ‘Pater’/ The Translator/ Aug. 1886′.’ The text was corrected in many places, sometimes by inserted corrections in ink, sometimes with pasted-in strips of text, always closely mimicking the printed lettering. On p. ix for instance a correcting piece of 7 lines, in a purple mimeo-like technique, was pasted in over the text. Possibly this is a deluxe copy on its expensive Whatman paper and with its gilt and black-blocked binding decoration. Endearing!
149. WEDMORE, Frederick Renunciations. A Chemist in the Suburbs; a Confidence at the Savile; the North Coast and Eleanor. (Inscribed by the author to his daughter, probably). London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Slim 8vo. Original tan cloth. (2), 108 p. Uncut. 1st edition. Slightly discolored, a little corner bumping, some flyleaf browning, otherwise as fine as anyone can wish.
* Printed in 375 copies. With inscription by the author to his daughter: ‘My dear Millicent/ 12 Dec: ’92/ (symbol of a little hill over a dot)’. Millicent Wedmore was born in 1879 and died in the 1960s. Short stories by an art critic. With a 2 p. ‘List of New and Forthcoming Books’ dated 1892-1893.
150. WELCH, Denton Words. Broadsheet Eleven – Sixteen. Bramley, Words Press, 1975. 20 x 13 cm. First Edition. All broadsheets printed in 150 numbered copies on one side only of a sheet measuring 40 x 26 cm, folded twice to make a booklet with 4 pages of text. Fine condition.
* Six consecutive Denton Welch Special Numbers, I-V (# 11-15) containing previously unpublished notes and journal fragments, each illustrated with one of those fascinating designs by Welch, plus (VI = # 16) Jean Louis Chevalier: The Afterword with Notes on the Manuscripts and Acknowledgements. Added: an article from 1951 in ‘Readers News’ (Nov. 1951), and an offprint of ‘The Texas Quarterly’, Autumn 1964.
151. (WHITTINGTON PRESS). SCOTT, Paul After the Funeral. With a Preface by Roland Gant & with Illustrations by Sally Scott. Andoversford, Gloucestershire/ London, The Whittington Press/ William Heinemann, 1979. 32 x 24 cm. Halflinnen in foedraal. (8), 86 p. Met originele houtgravures en andere illustraties. Met de hand gezet uit de Caslon en gedrukt in 200 genummerde exemplaren op geschept papier van Zerkall. Gesigneerd door Sally Scott en Richard Gant. In prima conditie.
* Verhaal van de romancier Paul Scott (1920-1978) met elegante illustraties door zijn dochter Sally. Dit is nr. 8 van 175 exemplaren in halflinnen (er waren ook 25 in heelleer).
152. WILDE, Oscar Ballade de la Geôle de Reading. Traduite par Henry D. Davray. (Rosières, [= Den Haag, Stols], 1944. Original wrappers. 38 p. Printed in red and black in 150 numbered copies. Cover a bit browned, colophon browned, backstrip slightly worn.
* Nr. 060 of the 150, with number stamp. The Ballad of Reading Gaol translated into French. Issued in secret during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by A.A.M. Stols, one of the foremost Dutch printers, hidden in clouds of pseudonymity. A rare Wilde edition. Van Dijk 654. De Jong 942.
153. WILDE, Oscar Salomé. A tragedy in one act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde. London/ New York, John Lane, 1906. 16,5 x 13 cm. Original cream boards illustrated in green (Aubrey Beardsley). (8), 66, (2) p. Not illustrated. Uncut. Two pages of publisher’s ads in the back. Backstrip worn and starting to split. A bit soiled. Inside some foxing at the beginning and end.
* Nice early Wilde book in used condition. Mason 352.
154. WILDE, Oscar The Letters of Oscar Wilde. Edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962. Cloth with dustjacket. xxiv, 958 p. Illustrated. 1st edition. DJ a bit chipped. Inscription on first free endpaper.
* First American edition.
155. (WILDE, Oscar). RENIER, G.J. Oscar Wilde. With a Frontispice. (Signed by Renier). London, Peter Davies, 1933. Cream-colored cloth. xii, 184 p. Uncut. Printed in 500 numbered copies. Signed by the author. First edition. Backstrip slightly darkened.
* The book begins with a startling introduction suggesting the power of Wilde’s name for blackmail. A short biography with an accessible, narrative style.
156. WILLIAMS, Graham The Dreamer. A Bagatelle from Pagehurst related on the Eve of Lupercalia. Staplehurst (Kent), The Florin Press, 1980. Original folding wrappers. 12 p. Set by hand in various types and decorations and printed by the author in green and black on tinted paper from the extinct Arnold mill in 250 copies. 1st edition. Fine.
* Attractive little book, signed by the author-printer and numbered ’46’.
157. WILSON, Angus Hemlock and After. London-Harmondsworth, Secker & Warburg-Penguin, 1956. Original Penguin wrappers. 256 p. Slightly browned.
* Inscribed by the author: ‘Angus Wilson/ November,/ 1956’. On the cover a portrait by Ronald Searle.
158. WILSON, Angus The Old Men at the Zoo. London, Secker & Warburg, (1961). Cloth with dust jacket. 352 p. First edition. Spine area of dj discolored, dj a bit browned.
* Inscribed by the author: ‘For Henk & Christiaan/ with love from/ Angus,/ September, 1961’.
159. WILSON, L.M. The old bookseller. (With a signed copper engraving by Henryk Fajlhauer). Baarn, Arethusa Pers, 1988. Original wrappers. (6), 22 p. Set by hand from Caslon Old Face and printed on BFK Rives paper by Thomas Rae on his Black Pennell Press op BFK Rives in 95 numbered copies. Fine condition.
* With an iconic engraving of a bookseller in his paradise-like den blowing soap bubbles! By Canadian author Lawrence Maurice Wilson (1896-1963). Arethusa 84.
160 WILSON, Sloan Typed Letter Signed to ‘Mr. Beatty’, dated ‘Nov. 10, 1955’. 21,8 x 14,0 cm. On paper with printed address (‘West Newton, Mass.’).
* About a catamaran that Wilson saw from the train. However, he doesn’t want to buy a boat before he knows exactly where he is going to live. Also about technical aspects of large catamarans. In the same year 1955 Wilson had published his world bestseller, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. The letter has been inserted in a Dutch translation of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (2nd impression, 1956, with DJ, in excellent condition).
161. YATES, Edmund Autograph Letter Signed, 1872. To Leslie Ward. Written on one page (of 4) with purple ink. On paper with printed letterhead ’14A Upper Wimpole Street, W.’ Dated ‘June (?) 7. ’72.’ 13,5 x 9,0 cm. 6 lines. Horizontal fold. Glue trace on last page.
* ‘My dear Leslie Ward. I am glad to hear from (hard to read) that you are willing to do a little work for me’. And suggestion for making an appointment. Leslie Ward (1851-1922) was at that moment at the dawn of his career as a caricaturist and painter. According to Yates’s memories, the first two commissions for Ward were a portrait of Dickens and one of Thackeray.
162. YATES, Edmund Autograph Letter Signed, dated ‘February 21. ’59’. To A. Shirreffs Esq. Written on one side with irregular blue ink. On paper with printed letterhead ’43, Doughty St./ W.C.’ 17,5 x 11,0 cm. 4 lines. Glue trace on verso.
* ‘I have much pleasure in complying with your request’, obviously for an autograph. Yates was then only 27 years old, and living almost next to his role model Charles Dickens.