Ian Fleming, Live and Let Die
Jonathan Cape, Ninth Printing 1963. Original black boards, 240 printed pages. Very slightly bumped to the spine ends, slight fore edge foxing, a few pages creased to the top corner, otherwise tidy with no inscriptions. The dust jacket is browned and dusty to the rear and has small chips to the corners and spine corners. Not price clipped.
Charles (Chas) Pears, Original Illustration, Titled "The First Sitting"
Likely to have been painted for a book or magazine, not dated, circa 1900. The illustration is made on Scraperboard: The china clay surface has grey lines and white areas are created by scraping away the grey surface, the black is drawn on with ink. The effect is stunning and must take a lot of skill to produce. The board measures 8.75 x 11.25 inches. It has two pin holes to the top and is creased to the corners. Charles Pears is best known for illustrating periodicals such as Beardsley's "The Yellow Book", "Punch" and "The Graphic" and illustrating books such as "Alice in Wonderland", Charles Dickens' works and many other titles.
Donald Henderson, Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper
First Edition, Constable 1943. Original grey cloth, 211 printed pages. Condition: Bumped and scuffed to the bottom corners, some red staining to the lower part of the rear board, initials and date (1943) to the front free end paper, foxed to the fore edge and end papers. The dust jacket is foxed and browned, chipped to the corners and spine ends with a large chip to the front bottom corner and staining to the rear. Correctly priced 8/6 net to the front flap.
P. G. Wodehouse, Nothing Serious
Doubleday & Company, First USA Edition, Signed and inscribed by Wodehouse to his friend and bibliographer, David Jasen. This was from the collection of David A. Jasen that Clouds Hill Books dealt with a few years ago. Bound in the original red cloth, 222 printed pages. Slightly bumped to the spine ends, otherwise tidy. The dust jacket is quite browned to the spine, has light edge wear and neat paper reinforcements to the reverse at the corners and spine ends.
Complete Set of Harry Potter books
Each book is published by Bloomsbury, London. The Philosopher's Stone is the 25th Printing, Chamber of Secrets is the 26th Printing, Prisoner of Azkaban is the 22nd Printing, the other books are all first edition, first printings and Goblet of Fire is the rarer Omnia First Printing. Some of the books have browning to the pages and slight bumping to the boards and slight creasing to the dust jacket, the Philosopher's Stone dust jacket has a 1cm closed tear to the bottom of the spine, Prisoner of Azkaban has the laminate coming away towards the front edge of the book and dust jacket. No inscriptions.
Beautiful original illustration on card by Millicent Sowerby, made using pen, ink, pencil and watercolour, not framed but in a gilt mount. Measures approximately 8.5 x 11.5cm (3.25 x 4.5 inches). This is the original illustration painted by Millicent Sowerby that was used in The Wise Book, which was published by J. M. Dent in 1906 and had words by Githa Sowerby.
The Works of Max Beerbohm
A complete set of ten volumes, Published by William Heinemann between 1922 and 1928. Limited Edition 416/780, signed to the first volume. Each is in the original cloth with printed label to spines and extra label to each volume tipped in at rear. Condition: They have some bumping to the spine ends and rubbing and fading to the cloth, the spine labels are browned and there is foxing to the pages (mainly the fore edge and first and last few pages), otherwise a tidy set with no inscriptions and some pages unopened.
John Springs (born 1962) original pen & ink caricature with additional red ink hatching and acrylic colouring of Margaret Thatcher. Signed and dated by the artist to lower right. High quality mount, frame and glaze. The painting measures 42x30cm, the frame is 46x58cm. Believed to have been painted for The Times. Springs is a well-known caricaturist, especially of political titans. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Independent, The Times and the New Yorker.
P. G. Wodehouse, William Tell Told Again, A & C Black 1904
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.
Elsie J. Oxenham, Original Painting By Percy Tarrant
P. G. Wodehouse, Original Christmas Card from Wodehouse to His biographer and bibliographer David A. Jasen
Original Video Sleeve for Jeeves and Wooster, Series One, Signed by both Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
Original Video Sleeve for Jeeves and Wooster, Series Two, Signed by both Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
Elsie J. Oxenham, "Rosaly's New School"