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A LARGE COLLECTION, COMPRISING:
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Literature
A LARGE COLLECTION, COMPRISING:
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3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Literature
A LARGE COLLECTION, COMPRISING:
i) Ricketts, C. 12 volumes, comprising: Warren, J.L. Poems Dramatic and Lyrical. 1893, one of 100 copies, original vellum gilt--Ricketts, C. Pages on Art. 1913, original cloth, dust-jacket--Shakespeare, W. Macbeth. 1923, number 83 of 100 copies, signed by Granville-Barker, Ricketts and Rutherston, original morocco gilt--Raymond, J.P. and C. Ricketts. Oscar Wilde. 1932, number 722 of 800 copies, original cloth gilt--Ricketts, C. Unrecorded Histories. 1933, one of 950 copies, original buckram with design in red, dust-jacket; Ricketts, C. Unrecorded Histories. 1933, one of 950 copies, original buckram with design in gilt--together with 6 others; all 8vo or 4to, original bindings

ii) Wilde, O. Ravenna Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, original printed grey-green wrappers bound in, rebound for Hatchards in three-quarter green morocco gilt with new blank leaves after the text, green cloth covers, matching endpapers, [Mason 301]

c) Whistler, J. 6 works, chiefly relating to the famous libel suit the artist took out against John Ruskin: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. New York: Frederick Stokes, 1890, pirated edition, original wrappers; The Gentle Art of Making Enemies...William Heinemann, 1899, first edition, original ochre boards gilt with butterfly decoration on upper cover; Mr. Whistler's Ten O'clock. 1888 [bound with:] Whistler v Ruskin...sixth edition. d.; Wilde versus Whistler. 1906, privately printed, one of 500 copies; these 3 in original wrappers bound together in later brown boards; Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet & the Butterfly...Paris: Louis-Henry May, [1899], first American edition, ONE OF 250 COPIES, original cloth-backed boards gilt, in case with In Memoriam pamphlet; Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet & the Butterfly... New York, 1899, first American edition, original boards gilt

d) Dropmore Press. 7 volumes, 1946-1951, comprising: Shanks, E. The Universal War... 1946, number 76 of 550 copies, presentation copy inscribed by the author, dust-jacket--Bryant, A. Historian's Holiday. 1946, number 427 of 550 copies--Sandeman, C. Thyme and Bergamot. 1947, number 159 of 550 copies, dust-jacket--De Quincey, T. Revolt of the Tartars. 1948, number 45 of 450 copies of which this is one of 50 specially bound--Landor, W.S. The Sculptured Garland. 1948, number 43 of 300 copies, dust-jacket--Cooper, D. Translations and Verses. 1949, number 503 of 600 copies--Snagg, T. Recollections of Occurrences. 1951, number 41 of 300 copies--all 8vo or small 4to, original bindings, some occasional wear, occasional spotting

e) Ishiguro, K. 11 volumes, comprising: A Pale View of Hills. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1982, first US edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page, original blue cloth backed white boards, dust-jacket, unobtrusive “P” stamp in black on lower edge, small tear to lower left corner of upper panel of dust-jacket; The Remains of the Day. 1989, first edition, original black cloth boards, dust-jacket, together with an advance proof copy and a signed copy of the first US edition; iii) Never Let Me Go. Faber and Faber, 2005, NUMBER 438 of 1000 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, original green boards, dust-jacket, publisher’s slipcase; together with 6 others, all 8vo

f) Literature. 10 volumes, comprising: Maugham, W.S. Cakes and Ale, [1954], number 272 of 1000 copies signed by the author and artist--Priestley, J.B. The Town Major of Miraucourt, 1930, number 421 of 525 copies signed by the author--together with 8 others by W.H. Auden, A.E. Coppard, Ian Cox, T.W.H. Crosland, Carlton Lake, Walt Mason and Wilson MacDonald; mostly 8vo, original bindings, occasional spotting and browning

g) Pynchon, T. Gravity's Rainbow. New York: The Viking Press, 1973, 8vo, FIRST EDITION (stating "First published in 1973" on colophon), original blood orange boards decorated in blind with arc, top edge blood orange, DUST-JACKET (with code "0273" on upper flap and SBN number in white on lower panel), [Mead, Pynchon, A3a], bookplate and neat ownership inscription on front and rear paste down endpapers respectively, dust-jacket price clipped

h) Ondaatje, M. In the Skin of a Lion. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, original black cloth, dust-jacket; together with a signed copy of the McKelland and Stewart first Canadian edition

i) Thompson, H.S. Hell's Angels. New York: Random House, [1967], 8vo, first edition, fourth printing (as stated on the colophon), SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, original black cloth with silver vignette, spine lettered in red and silver, top edge black, dust-jacket, dust-jacket price clipped and worn at extremities with some loss; together with a copy of the Book Club edition and the Allen Lane first British edition (qty)


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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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