Selected Titles and Recent Acquisitions

 

Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders, First Edition 1887

 
First Edition, Secondary binding, complete set of three volumes, original dark brown (almost black) end papers, half-title and title page complete to each volume, bound without adverts. Condition: Frayed to the spine ends, bumped to the corners, slight fading to the cloth, hinge paper split but the hinges are holding, clipped to the top corner of the front end paper of vol.1, slight foxing to the first and last few pages of each volume. No inscriptions.
 
£695.00
 
Maurice Gorham & Edward Ardizzone, The Local, First Edition 1939
 
First Printing, signed and dated (1939) by Edward Ardizzone to the front free end paper and below this Maurice Gorham has signed. Original pictorial boards, 51 printed pages complete with illustrations. Book Condition: 80% of the spine is missing, bumped towards the top of the spine with resultant creasing to the top inner page corner, rubbed and bumped to the corners.  Very rare, due to the bombing of Cassell premises during the Blitz.
 
£950.00
 

 

C. E. Brock, Original Illustration titled "The Atlas Brigade answering a call", painted for Alfred Yeo's "Atlas Reminiscent", which was published by Dent in 1908

 

Watercolour on artist's board, showing a horse drawn fire engine, signed and dated lower right and titled in cartouche below. Measures 37.5 x 26.5cm (14.75 x 10.5 inches).

 

£200.00

 

 

 

P. G. Wodehouse, The Intrusion of Jimmy

First USA Edition, First Printing 1910, Published by W. J. Watt, New York

 

Signed, inscribed and dated (May 16. 1910) by Wodehouse to the front free end paper.  The book is complete with frontispiece, tissue-guard and all four illustrations as issued.  Book Condition:  The boards are rubbed, it is frayed to the bottom corner of the spine, the spine lettering is dull, the front hinge paper is splitting but holding fine, there is occasional foxing to the pages.

 

£1500.00

 

 

Elsie J. Oxenham, Original Painting By Percy Tarrant

 
This is the original painting by Percy Tarrant that was used for the First Edition of A School Camp Fire, which was published in 1917 by Chambers. The painting measures 5.5 x just over 8 inches. It is in the original mount which has pencil notes to the bottom which read; Book 3, Chap 7, p.234, frontisp, Priscilla burnt her old name". The painting is tidy. The mount is creased to the corners and lightly soiled.
 
£695.00
 

P. G. Wodehouse, Original Christmas Card from Wodehouse to His biographer and bibliographer David A. Jasen

 
The card is from Christmas 1959 and is in the original stamped addressed envelope.  All of the writing is in Wodehouse's hand, which includes the inscription inside the card, the address to the front of the envelope and the return address to the rear flap of the envelope.  
 
£300.00
 

Original Video Sleeve for Jeeves and Wooster, Series One, Signed by both Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. 

Came from the collection of Mark Goodfellow.  Comes with copies of a letter from Stephen Fry and a letter from the Producer's Secretary of the Jeeves & Wooster series.  Slightly soiled and creased towards one edge.
£95.00

Original Video Sleeve for Jeeves and Wooster, Series Two, Signed by both Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. 

Came from the collection of Mark Goodfellow.  Comes with copies of a letter from Stephen Fry and a letter from the Producer's Secretary of the Jeeves & Wooster series.  Slightly soiled and creased towards one edge.
£95.00
P. G. Wodehouse, How I Became a Poet, SIGNED Typed Manuscript
Please be aware, although this manuscript has been signed at the bottom of the last page by Wodehouse in black pen, it is almost certainly not typed by him.  As far as I know, in the 1960's a book dealer typed out some chapters from Wodehouse's books and asked him to sign them, which he obligingly did.  The manuscript is a complete chapter, being 10 typed pages.  Also comes with an invoice from when the manuscript was purchased in 1968 for $87.50.
£350.00
 
Victor Gunn, Murder with a Kiss
First Edition 1963, Published by Collins
 
First Printing signed and inscribed by the author. The inscription reads; 'To The Old Boys' Book Club - In appreciation of all the long years you have suffered at my hands. "Victor Gunn"', he has then signed beneath this in his real name 'Edwy Searles Brooks, Dec '63'. The inscription is in blue pen and is to the front free end paper. Condition: The book is slightly bumped to the corners and spine ends, but is otherwise tidy. The dust jacket is rubbed to the edges, has small chips to the corners and spine ends and has two closed edge tears. Not price clipped and correctly priced 12s. 6d.net to the inside flap.
 
£200.00
 
 
Berkeley Gray, Miss Dynamite
First Edition 1939, Published by Collins
 
First Printing signed and inscribed by the author. The author has signed in his real name (Edwy Searles Brooks) and also his pseudonym. The inscription is in black pen, is to the front free end paper and reads; "To Joe & Gladys, with love, Edwy" and then beneath this he has also signed; "Berkeley Gray." The inscription is contemporary to the books' publication. The book is in the original black cloth, 283 printed pages. It is bumped to the corners and spine ends, rubbed to the cloth with the white spine lettering gone, occasional slight foxing, quite browned to the end papers and has an inscription to the half-title page that reads; Rewritten from Thriller no's 475 480 485. Comes in a photocopy of a slightly later dust jacket.
 
£180.00
 

P. G. Wodehouse, "The White Feather"

Early Reprint, 1914, Publshed by Adam & Charles Black

 

Similar format to the first edition. Original pictorial brown cloth, 284 printed pages complete with all 12 illustrations correct as list. Bumped to the spine ends, the picture to the front board and spine is quite rubbed (as usual), gift inscription to the front pastedown, scattered foxing mainly to the fore edge and first and last few pages, otherwise tidy.

 

£250.00

P. G. Wodehouse, "The Gold Bat"

First Edition 1904, Published by Adam & Charles Black
 
Original pictorial red cloth, 277 printed pages complete with 8 full-page illustrations all correct as list and one page of adverts to the rear of the half-title page and 2 pages of adverts at the rear, all complete as issued. The spine is frayed to the ends and slightly to one side, it is quite faded to the spine (as usual), there is a previous owners' attractive book-plate to the front paste down, the tissue-guard for the frontispiece is browned and creased and there is foxing to the pages. No inscriptions.
 
£495.00

Elsie J. Oxenham, "Rosaly's New School"

First Thus 1921, Published by W. & R. Chambers
 
First of this issue, with the date (1921) to the rear of the title page. Original pictorial blue cloth, 303 printed pages complete with colour frontispiece and 2 further colour illustrations all correct as issued. The book is slightly bumped to the spine ends and has a prize book-plate to the front paste down, otherwise tidy. The dust jacket is the original and has wonderful artwork by P. Tarrant. It is chipped to the corners and spine ends and is rubbed to the edges. Not price clipped.
£150.00

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