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Sandburg, Helga. The Wheel of Earth. New York: McDowell Obolensky,
1958. First edition. Author's signed presentation inscrition on
front endpaper. Original gilt-lettered maroon cloth; small mark
on fore edge. Orange-red pictorial (farm country) dust jacket a bit
sunned on spine and tanned near folds; some rubbing and light edge wear;
small piece lacking from top rear. A fine copy in very good dust jacket.
NB. Helga is the daughter of Carl Sandburg.
Sassoon, Siegfried. Meredith. London: Constable, 1948. First
edition. Original sea green boards, sunned on spine with ghosting of
dust jacket lettering thereon, top edges faded; pages age-toned. Grey and
cream dust jacket, lettered in green, now lightly soiled; some creasing at
spine ends and edges; tiny chip at lower rear. A near fine copy of Sassoon's
study of George Meredith's works.
Scott, F.R. Events and Signals. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954.
[First edition]. A near fine copy in
black boards, atouch bumped at corners; matching dust jacket slightly
sunned on spine.
Scott, Sir Walter. Kenilworth. [New York]: Limited Editions
Club, 1966. #1109 of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator
Clarke Hutton , with original monthly newsletter laid in.
A fine copy in
cloth with brown leather spine label; in original glassine; brown
slipcase just a bit rubbed and paper cracked along edge of opening.
A very attractive copy.
Self, Will. Cock & Bull. London: Bloomsbury, 1992.
First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the
Self, Will. Dorian: An Imitation. London: Viking, 2002. First
edition. Signed by the author. A fine copy in black and
grey dust jacket; corner of front flap creased. An update of Wilde's
Dorian Grey set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
Self, Will. Feeding Frenzy. London: Viking, 2001. First edition.
Signed by the author. Blue boards, lettered in silver; blue
colour pictorial (bloody cake) dust jacket. A fine copy of a collection
journalistic and other essays.
Self, Will. Great Apes. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First
edition. As new
in "Great Ape"
photo dust jacket, signed by the author.
Self, Will. Grey Area. London: Bloomsbury, 1994. First
edition. A fine copy in spiral-bound pictorial boards; with marks
at outer edges of both boards from spiral spine of once-adjacent
copies; lower front spine corner creased.
Self, Will. How the Dead Live. London: Bloomsbury, 2000.
First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author .
Self, Will. Junk Mail. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. First collected
edition. Signed by the author. A fine copy in white pictorial
(origami envelope) boards, clean and bright, with just a hint of rubbing to
rear. An ecclectic mix of Self's cartoons, essays, articles and reviews,
herein collected for the first time.
Self, Will. My Idea of Fun. London: Bloomsbury, 1993. First
edition. A fine copy in dust jacket, signed by the
Self, Will. The Sweet Smell of Psychosis. London: Bloomsbury,
1996. First edition. Illustrations by Martin Rowson. Signed by
the author. A fine copy in
cartoon-style pictorial boards.
[----- Another copy]. This copy not signed. As new,
in laminated cartoon-style
Self, Will. Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys.
London: Bloomsbury, 1998. First edition. As new in dust jacket,
signed by the author.
Service, Robert. Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man. London: Fisher
Unwin, 1916. First edition. A very good copy in original red cloth,
now somewhat faded and spine gilt dulled; top of spine worn. Minor
foxing, pages a little age-toned.
Service, Robert. The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses. New York:
Barse & Hopkins, 1907. Early edition. With frontis and eight
tissue-guarded and captioned plates. Publisher's gilt lettered and
ruled burgundy cloth; spine darkened and dulled; corners lightly worn,
spine ends frayed; light rubbing at edges and hinges; rear panel soiled.
Neat ink gift inscription on front endpaper; bookplate; a few plates
worn at margins, one or two cracking or creased at inner edge; light
foxing. A very good copy of this early Service collection.
[Shakespeare, William] Cowden-Clarke, Mary. The Complete Concordance
to Shakespeare ... London: Bickers & Son, 1894. New and revised
edition. "Being a verbal index to all the passages in the dramatic works
of the poet." A fine, bright copy in original
bevelled cloth, gilt lettered, decorated (Shakespeare) and bordered;
top edge gilt; very light rubbing to spine ends. Contents clean and tight
(unusual in such a thick volume). A fascinating study of the words used by
the great bard, and their contexts.
[Shakespeare, William] Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: His Life
and Work. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. [First edition].
Signed by the author. A fine copy in fine pictorial
(Shakespeare) dust jacket.
Shaw, George Bernard. Works by and About.
Shields, Carol. Flatties: Their Various Forms and Uses.
Toronto: Harbourfront, 1997. First edition. "Harbourfront Reading
Series, 1997 Chapbook 9."
copy in pictorial (antique maps) wrappers, one of 150 copies
(from a total edition of 550) numbered and signed by the
Shields, Carol. Larry's Party. [Toronto]: Random House of Canada,
1997. First Canadian edition. Signed by the author. A fine
copy in black boards and
(set table) red dust jacket; tiny scuff to front panel of jacket.
Shields, Carol. The Orange Fish. Toronto: Random House, 1989. [First
edition]. Original blue boards, glue showing through (poor quality endpapers)
at inner hinges, and colour pictorial (Zednick's Skater) dust jacket. A fine
copy of this collection of short fiction.
Author's First Book !
Shields, Carol. Others. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1972. [First edition].
orange and purple
card wrappers, bright and fresh; with just a hint of sunning to spine and
dusting to panels; internally excellent. A fine copy of the author's
first book, a collection of poetry.
Shields, Carol and Shields, Catherine. Fashion, Power, Guilt and the
Charity of Families. Winnipeg: Blizzard Publishing, 1995. First edition.
Original colour pictorial card wrappers, fresh and clean. A fine copy of
this play, written in collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winner Carol
Shields and her daughter.
Shute, Nevil. The Rainbow and the Rose. London: Heinemann,
1958. First edition. A fine copy in original red boards,
gilt-lettering slightly dulled; full colour red pictorial dust jacket
a little worn at spine ends and corners.
Sillitoe, Alan. Mountains & Caverns: Selected Essays. London:
W.H. Allen, 1975. First edition. A near fine copy in dust jacket,
signed by the author.
Sinclair, Iain. Downriver (Or, the Vessels of Wrath) ....
London: Paladin Grafton, 1991. [First edition]. "A Narrative Adventure
in Twelve Tales." Original blue boards with faint "dings" on front board near
spine; blue pictorial
(Meidner's Apocalyptic Landscape) dust jacket, just a touch soiled
on white rear panel. A fine copy.
Sitwell, Edith. Five Poems. London: Duckworth, 1928. #146 of 275
copies signed by
the author; printed on ecru coloured Van Gelder
blue cloth, a touch sunned near spine and faintly speckled near front
fore edge. Endpapers tanned, with ink gift inscription on front. A
near fine copy.
Smith, Alexander McCall. The Sunday Philosophy Club. London:
Little Brown, 2004. First edition. "A New Series from the author of
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." As new, in original purple
boards and colour pictorial dust jacket.
Smith, Zadie. The Autograph Man. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002.
First edition. Red, blue and pale grey dust jacket, with
liner notes and fold-out chart, clean and sharp. Fine.
Smollet, Tobias. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. London: J.F.
Dove, 1825. Added engraved title page and frontispiece. Defective
contemporary calf, severely worn at corners, and lacking large pieces
at spine ends; front cover holding by chords only; covers mottled and
chipping; all edges marbled, but faded. Bookplate; contents,
surprisingly, clean and tight. A binding copy only.
Sontag, Susan. Death Kit: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus
& Giroux, 1967. First edition. A fine copy in original black
boards with white spine; black and white dust jacket, a little
rubbed, and worn at spine ends and corners.
Spark, Muriel. The Complete Short Stories. London: Viking, 2001. First
collected edition. As new in torquoise boards and matching
(memory-box montage) dust jacket. "... Contains all her published short
stories together with some new writing ..."
Spark, Muriel. A Far Cry From Kensington. London: Constable, 1988.
First edition. Brown boards; colour pictorial (Kensington corner) white
dust jacket just a touch creased at top edge. Fine.
Spark, Muriel and Stanford, Derek (eds.). My Best Mary: The Selected
Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. London: Allan Wingate,
1953. First edition. A near fine copy in original blue boards,
creased at corners, spine ends and near joint at top edge of front
board. Pictorial dust jacket a bit surface soiled and creased at
top and bottom of spine.
Stallwood, Veronica. Oxford Fall. London: Macmillan, 1996.
First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Across the Plains: With Other Memories
and Essays. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. Large paper
edition. No. 3 of 100 copies signed by the printers
R.& R. Clark. Original cream cloth, upper corners and top edge
soiled, spine a little darkened, but gilt lettering still bright;
edges dusty; front free endpaper professionally replaced; most pages
unopened. A very good copy.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Father Damian: An Open Letter to the
Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu ... London: Chatto & Windus,
1890. First published edition. A very good copy in original light
brown wrappers worn at edges and corners; badly chipped and partially
split at spine.
[Stevenson, Robert Louis] McKay, George L. (comp.). A Stevenson Library:
Catalogue of a Collection of Writings By and About Robert Louis Stevenson
Formed by Edwin J. Beinecke. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1956.
[First edition]. One of 500 copies. Original gilt-lettered
black buckram; top edge gilt; ex-library copy, with bookplate and call number
on front pastedown, and discreet ink stamps on verso of title page, final
leaf, tipped in manuscript facsimiles, and bottom edge. A clean, bright,
most attractive copy, but because of the internal markings, only very good.
Storey, David. The Contractor. London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First
edition. Black boards a touch creased at spine ends. Price-clipped mustard
and black dust jacket surface rubbed; spine sunned; top edge a bit creased;
head of spine and top corners lightly worn. A fine copy of this play, in
very good dust jacket
Storey, David. Saville. London: Jonathan Cape, 1976.
First edition. Original pale green boards, with small snag at lower
edge of front panel; tail of spine creased.
(village scene) dust jacket, with short closed tear and attendant
creasing at bottom of front panel; creased along top edge, and lacking
tiny pieces at corners and spine ends; price-clipped. A very good copy.
Winner of the
1976 Booker Prize.
Swift, Graham. Last Orders. Picador: London, 1996. First
edition. Winner of the 1996 Booker
Prize . A fine copy in
glass) dust jacket.
[Swift, Jonathan] Hay, James. Swift: The Mystery of His Life and Love.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. Second edition, with "a few alterations and
corrections" (same year as first edition). Large paper copy, printed on high
quality rag paper; many pages unopened. Original maroon boards, gilt lettered
on spine; covers severely spotted, through loss of pigmentation; light sunning
to spine and upper rear. Neat ink names on front endpapers, all endpapers
unevenly tanned; clipping laid into pp.36/7 with resulting browning of page
near gutter; pages otherwise nice and bright. A very good copy of this
biographical analysis of the great 17th century writer.
Tenny, W.H.F. Songs of the North and Other Poems. Toronto: Ryerson
Press, 1923. [First edition]. Presentation inscription from the author
on frontispiece . Original gilt-lettered red cloth, now a trifle
darkened on covers; 1 leaf lacking 3" x 1/2" piece at fore edge (probably
through careless opening).
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Ballads and Other Poems. London:
C. Kegan Paul, 1880. [First edition]. Original
green cloth with
blind-stamped border, gilt lettered on spine; 2 small gouges at
bottom of front cover, one showing board;
corners bumped and spine ends creased. 3 pp. publisher's list of
author's works at rear; pp. 169-74 creased across upper corner;
otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Demeter and Other Poems. London:
Macmillan and Co., 1889. [First edition]. Original
green cloth, lettered
in gilt; bumped at corners and spine ends; a touch worn in a few places
along joints; 1" dark stain at top edge. Light soiling to upper corner of
front endpaper; a few stray pencil marks in text; with three line errata
slip tipped in following contents. Near fine.
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Enoch Arden, etc. London: Edward
Moxon & Co., 1864. [First edition]. Original
drab olive green
cloth,lettered in gilt on spine, with publisher's device blind-stamped
on front cover; spine sunned, head and tail creased. Ink ownership name
and bookseller's label on front pastedown; 8 pp. publisher's catalogue
(dated August 1864) inserted at front; front hinge loose but strong.
A very good copy.
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Enoch Arden, etc. London: Edward
Moxon & Co., 1867. [Later edition]. A fine copy in original
bright green cloth
with title in gilt on spine and publisher's device blind-stamped on
front cover; spine a touch darkened and ends a bit creased. 16 pp.
publisher's catalogue (dated April, 1867) at front.
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Gareth and Lynette etc. London: Strahan,
1872. [First edition]. Near fine copy in original blind-stamped
cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; spine ends and joints a little rubbed.
Half-page publisher's ad tipped to front endpaper, 10 pp. catalogue
at rear; full-page "Xmas 1872" gift inscription on front endpaper;
[-----Another copy]. This one rebound, with no ads at rear.
pebble-grained crimson morrocco, gilt spine lettering, by J. B.
Hawes, Cambridge; a little rubbed; elaborate inner gilt dentelles; all
edges gilt. Contents clean and bright. An attractive copy.
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The Lover's Tale. London: Keegan Paul,
1879. [First edition]. Original blind-stamped
dark green cloth,
gilt-lettered on now lightly darkened spine; spine ends and joints a
little rubbed; rear panel spotted. 4 pp. publisher's ads at rear. Very
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Tiresias and Other Poems. London:
Macmillan and Co., 1885. [First edition, first issue].
green cloth, bumped at corners; spine darkened and ends lightly
creased; blue streak along centre of rear cover.
Without imprint at foot of p. 204 (c.f. Wise, T.J. The
Ashley Library , v. VII, p. 152).
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The
Window, or, The Songs of the Wrens. London: Strahan & Co., 1871.
Theroux, Paul. The Family Arsenal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1976. First US edition. A fine copy in lightly edgeworn black
pictorial dust jacket, rubbed at spine ends.
Theroux, Paul. Hotel Honolulu. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001.
First edition. Original black boards; colour pictorial (man at pool)
dust jacket, lightly rubbed on rear, with a few minor scores. A fine
book in near fine dust jacket.
Theroux, Paul. My Secret History. London: London Limited
Editions, 1989. One "of 150 numbered copies of the First Edition",
signed by the author. Specially bound in half-cloth and
marbled boards, with original glassine. Margins a little age-toned owing to
poor quality of paper . Fine.
Theroux, Paul. Saint Jack. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.
First edition. A fine copy, in original red decorated and blue-lettered
With like pictorial
Thow, William. Tales of a Songsmith. Montreal: Privately Printed,
1951. [First edition]. Original chocolate brown cloth, lettered in gilt
on spine; old red ink "25¢" on front endpaper.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. London: George Allen & Unwin,
1977. First edition. Original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt on spine;
top edge blue; small binding flaw at head of rear inner
hinge. Dark purplish-blue pictorial (floral designs) dust jacket; small
creases at lower edge of rear panel; £4.95 price intact. Near fine.
Trollope, Anthony. Hunting Sketches. London: Chapman and Hall,
1865. [First edition].
cloth, now somewhat soiled, but gilt titling still nice and bright;
one corner a bit worn, head of spine worn with 1/2" loss and amateurishly
re-coloured; tail and other corners lightly bumped; small bubble to
cloth at front. Front endpaper cracked, but hinge strong; 32 pp.
publisher's catalogue dated May 1865 at end; contemporary ink names on
verso of front endpaper, partly offsetting on facing title page; contents
clean and tight. A very good copy.
Trollope, Anthony. The Last Chronicle of Barset. London: Smith
Elder and Co., 1867. [First edition]. Two volumes. Original
gilt-decorated dark blue cloth. A completely unsophisticated copy, in
need of professional attention: gilt rubbed on spines, but stll fairly
bright on covers; wear at extremities and hinges; spines leaning; shadow
of labels removed from upper front covers. Original yellow coated endpapers
marked with tape stains; light foxing to some plates and tissue guards;
text generally clean and tight. A very good copy only, yet with some TLC
it could be made quite respectable.
Trollope, Anthony. Orley Farm. London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.
[First edition, mixed issue (v.1 3rd, v.2 4th)]. Two volumes. Original vertically
ribbed maroon cloth decorated in blind on covers and elaborate gilt on spines;
spines a bit faded, and a little frayed at ends, with gilt still reasonably bright;
inner hinges cracked. V.1: small mark to front cover; ugly stain to lower inside
corner of endpapers and first two leaves, affecting frontispiece; similar, but
smaller stain at rear affecting final 4 plates and endpapers (but not text); some
gutter splits resulting in a few adjacent loose gatherings, protruding at fore
edge with page edges a little frayed. V.2: last few plates dampstained at lower
inside corners; rear joint frayed 1" at bottom; 2" abrasion at lower front fore
edge with loss. Overall, a very good set, not often encountered in original cloth.
Unsworth, Barry. Sacred Hunger. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.
[First edition, later issue dust jacket]*. Winner of the
Booker Prize. A fine copy with just a hint of age-toning to
(slaves in ship's hold) brown dust jacket with very minor creasing and
miniscule nick at head of spine.
* The price-clipped dust jacket is a later issue, identifiable only
through the barcode number on rear panel of dust jacket.
Upward, Edward. In the Thirties. London: Heinemann, 1962.
First edition. A fine copy in original forest green boards;
fine pictorial (1930s cityscape) dust jacket, barely visible 2" water
stain on rear panel.
Urquhart, Jane. Away. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993.
First edition. Original pictorial french wrappers; 1" square "ding" on
front cover; contents clean and bright. A near fine copy.
Urquhart, Jane. Changing Heaven. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart,
1990. First edition. A fine copy in original buff boards and pictorial
dust jacket; faint stain to upper fore edge and p. 147; 1" crack to rear
inner hinge (binding fault).
Urquhart, Jane. The Underpainter. Toronto: McClelland &
Stewart, 1997. First edition.
As new in
dust jacket, signed by the author.
Urquhart, Jane. The Underpainter. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart,
1997. Second printing. Presentation copy, with personal inscription
from the author. Fine copy; in colour pictorial dust jacket, with
gold Governor General's award sticker on front panel.
Ustinov, Peter. The Love of Four Colonels: A Play in Two Acts.
New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1953. First US edition. A fine
dark blue buckram copy
pictorial (Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer on stage) dust jacket, very
lightly soiled overall.
Van Dine, S.S. The Benson Murder Case. [London]: Daily Express
Fiction Library, [n.d., ca.1930s]. Original gilt-lettered textured red
boards, very slightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Printed on cheap
paper, now evenly age-toned. Striking
red and black
pictorial dust jacket. An atractive little edition of this Philo Vance
[Van dine, S.S.] Wright, Willard Huntington, ed.
The Great Detective Stories ... New York: Scribner's, 1927. [First
Vanderhaeghe, Guy. The Englishman's Boy. Toronto: McClelland
& Stewart, 1996. First edition.
As new in dust
Vanderhaeghe, Guy. Homesick. Toronto: McClelland &
Stewart, 1989. First edition. A fine copy in light brown boards, with
fine full colour pictorial dust jacket.
Vanderhaeghe, Guy. Man Descending. London: Bodley Head, 1986.
First UK edition, author's first book. A fine copy in like pictorial
[Verne, Jules] Evans, I.O. Jules Verne and His Work. London: Arco
Publications, 1965. First edition. Original green boards, lettered in gilt
on slightly darkened spine. A near fine copy of this study of Verne's
many literary works.
Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro). The Eclogues. New York:
Limited Editions Club, 1960. Translated into English verse by
C.S. Calverley. #1109 of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator
Vertés ; monthly newsletter laid in. A fine copy
cloth, decorated in green; with original glassine, with short closed
tear at top front corner; matching buff slipcase a bit soiled, and
foxed at top edge.
Waddington, Miriam. The Second Silence. Toronto: Ryerson,
1955. First edition. A near fine copy in pale yellow boards and
matching dust jacket, the former showing some light soiling and the
latter a 2" acid-free tape repair to tear in front panel.
Walters, Minette. The Echo. London: Macmillan, 1997. [First
edition]. A near fine copy with a few slight marks on black boards;
in fine pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author .
Walters, Minette. The Sculptress. London: Macmillan, 1993. First
edition. Signed by the author , her second novel. Margins
a little age toned; a fine copy in
Waugh, Evelyn. Edmund Campion. London: Hollis and Carter, 1947.
Second edition [i.e., Illustrated edition]. With a new preface by the
author. Original dark purplish-blue coth, lettered in gilt; top edge
red; two small lightened spots. Endpapers a touch toned,
tiny snag to corner of front pastedown; neat ink name on facing
endpaper. Cream dust jacket printed in red and black; 1/4-ring mark
on front panel; light dusting and spine sunned; light wear to corners
and spine ends, 1" piece lacking from upper front corner; a couple short
closed tears. A near fine copy, in very good dust jacket, of this
biographical work on the Elizabethan Jesuit martyr.
Waugh, Evelyn. A Little Learning: The First Volume of an
Autobiography. London: Chapman & Hall, 1964. First edition.
Fine copy, in fine dust jacket with light dime-sized smudge at centre
Waugh, Evelyn. The Loved One; in Horizon, vol XVII, no.98
(February, 1948). London: Horizon, 1948. [First appearance]. Original
printed in black and orange, now age-toned at margins; neat repair
to tail of spine, head chipped at corners; corners lightly creased; a
bit dusty. Pages toned; lower corner of pp. 97-118 creased; contents clean
and tight. A near fine copy of the first appearance of Waugh's classic
"Anglo-American Tragedy", to which the entire issue is devoted.
Waugh, Evelyn. Monsignor Ronald Knox .... Boston:
Little, Brown, 1959. First US edition. A fine copy in original black boards;
in good but surface-worn pictorial (photo of Knox) dust jacket, with
wear at spine ends and corners, and lacking a small piece at inside
bottom of rear panel.
Waugh, Evelyn. A Tourist in Africa. London: Chapman & Hall,
1960. First edition. A fine copy, in silver-lettered blue boards, and
brown decorated dust jacket, a little browned on spine and back
Waugh, Evelyn. Tourist in Africa. Boston: Little, Brown, 1960.
First US edition. Original light brown boards, with map endpapers
charting his journey around the coast of Africa; top edge a little
soiled. Orange dust jacket severely faded at spine, with only title
lettering visible; lightly chipped at edges and with a small closed
tear at lower edge. A very good copy.
[Waugh, Evelyn] Cooper, Artemis (ed.). Mr Wu and Mrs Stitch: The Letters
of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1991.
First edition. Blue boards; pages age-toned at edges; photo-pictorial
(Waugh and Cooper) dark blue dust jacket with just a hint of sunning to
spine and of creasing to spine corners. Fine.
Weldon, Fay. The Bulgari Connection: A Novel. Rome: Leonardo,
2000. First edition. Number 115 of 750 copies, signed and
dated by the author, "26th October, 2000 - London." With
separate presentation inscription signed "Fay" on front
endpaper. A fine copy in original gilt-lettered black boards, and
colour pictorial (Bulgari necklace) white dust jacket. In near fine,
elaborately built black clamshell box lettered "Bulgari" in gilt at
lower front; corners bumped.
When Bulgari, the Italian jewelers, opened a new store on London's Bond
Street, they commissioned Weldon to write a novel featuring their
collection. These signed, numbered and boxed copies were given as gifts
at the opening party. A totally original form of product placement!
Wells, H.G. The Discovery of the Future. London: A.C. Fifield,
1913. [First UK edition]. Original brown-grey boards, lettered
in brown; corners and tail of spine bumped, head torn 1/4" at joints;
spine darkened and scuffed; minor foxing to page edges. A very good
Wells, H.G. The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine. London: Methuen,
1902. First edition, first issue. Original gilt-stamped (bright) scarlet cloth,
faded at spine; covers a little marked; edges spotted, light foxing to first and
last leaves; contents clean and tight; 40 pp. ads dated July 1902 at rear. Near
Welsh, Irvine. Ecstasy. London: Cape, 1996. First edition. As
new, in striking
(purple head with open mouth taking an ecstasy tablet) dust jacket.
White, E.B. The Points of My Compass: Letters from the East, the West,
the North, the South. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1963. First UK edition.
Original light green boards. Pictorial (weathercock) two-toned brown dust
jacket, surface rubbed and a touch worn at corners. A fine volume in near
fine dust jacket
[Wilde, Oscar] Mazumdar, Maxim. Oscar Remembered. Toronto: Personal
Library, 1977. [First edition]. Inscribed by the author. A
very good copy of this one-man stage play, with photos of the author
staring as Wilde. Printed in brown on cream paper; light card wrappers
in black and brown, a touch rubbed at edges. Near fine.
Wilkinson, Susan. Sebastian's Pride. Toronto, 1996. Paperback,
403pp; as new
(boleadoras) card wrappers.
Wilson, Colin. The World of Violence. London: Victor Gollancz, 1963.
[First edition]. Fine copy in red boards with spine gilt a touch dulled.
dust jacket lettered and ruled in purple and black;
light soiling; with three short partial glass rings on rear panel, which
barely show as shadows on cover; and faint score on front.
Wodehouse, P.G. The Little Nugget. London: Methuen, 1914.
Third edition. Original blind-stamped plum cloth; elaborate spine gilt now a
little dulled, but still sharp; spine ends creased; minor spotting to covers.
Rear endpaper professionaly replaced; 31 pp. ads dated "25/10/13" at rear.
A very good copy.
Wodehouse, P.G. Love Among the Chickens. London: Herbert Jenkins,
1921 [i.e. 1923]. "Popular edition entirely rewritten by the author"
[i.e. Second English edition; later issue*]. A rough and tired copy in
original olive green boards, lettered and ruled in black; now-sunned
spine torn from head along rear joint and across title (affecting
"Among"); corners and spine ends rubbed and worn; covers soiled and
spotted. Pages browned due to poor quality paper; front hinge loose and
cracked, but still holding. Probably the world's worst copy!
* Not in McIlvaine: 17 reprints of the 2nd English edition
are listed, but none matching this list of books opposite title page (8 titles
from Picadilly Jim through The Girl on the Boat ).
Wodehouse, P.G. Sunset at Blandings. London: Chatto & Windus,
1977. [First edition]. "With Notes and Appendices by Richard Usborne.
Illustrated by Ionicus." A fine copy in original turquoise boards, bright
and clean; aerial view of Blandings endpapers drawn by Ionicus.
pictorial (Blandings scene) dust jackets; price-clipped with new
overlapping publisher's decimal price-stickers (£6.95 covered by £7.95) on
front flap. Wodehouse's final unfinished novel: first half is completed
text, second half is his working notes headed "Work in Progress."
Wodehouse, P.G. Sunset at Blandings. New York: Simon and Schuster,
1977. First US edition. "With notes and appendices by Richard Usborne.
Illustrations by Ionicus." Original brown/black speckled boards decorated
(Blandings) in white; Ionicus's aerial view of Blandings follows orange
endpapers; remainder stamp at bottom edge. Colour pictorial (Blandings
scene) dust jacket, with the slightest hint of sunning to spine; top of
spine creased, tiny chip at one corner. A fine copy, in near fine dust
jacket, of Wodehouse's final unfinnished novel: first half is completed
text, second half is his working notes headed "Work in Progress."
[Wodehouse, P.G.] Graves, Charles.
-And the Greeks. New York: McBride, 1931. First US edition. "With
an Introduction by P.G. Wodehouse ..."
[Wodehouse, P.G.] Donaldson, Frances. P.G. Wodehouse: A Biography.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1982. First edition. "The Authorized
Biography" (cf. dust jacket). A fine copy in original reddish-brown
boards; pale yellow, red and golden brown dust jacket clean and crisp,
with a hint of curling to top edge.
[Wodehouse, P.G.] Sproat, Iain. Wodehouse at War. New Haven:
Ticknor & Fields, 1981. "The extraordinary truth about P.G.
Wodehouse's broadcasts on Nazi radio" (cf. dust jacket). Publisher's
proofs of first US edition. Two sets of proofs, both with T&F red
dust jackets; comprised of:
1) Loosely stitched publisher's dummy of UK sheets, with US
annotations indicating new preliminaries to come, etc.; bright and clean,
dust jacket excellent.
near fine to fine; paste-up is very good. A interesting look into the
production of this book. All items together ...
2) US page proofs prepared from UK sheets, with publisher's small
stickers indicating changes; and imprint and copyright information in
transparency, photoprint, and annotated photoprint placing the new
material; dust jacket creased and torn at base of spine.
3) Paste-up of preliminary pages, set 12-up on large sheet of heavy
paper, folded; old cellophane tape holding pages in place now dried and
separated, yet all pages present.
4) Mock ups of title and copyright pages.
Wons, Anthony (Tony). Tony's Scrap Book: 1933-34 Edition. Chicago:
The Reilly & Lee Co., 1933. [First edition]. Original gilt lettered
and ruled dark burgundy cloth; bookseller's label, with price stub, on front
endpaper. Four colour decorative dust jacket, sunned and dusty on spine;
minor edgewear, head of spine lightly frayed. A fine copy in near fine
Woolf, Virgina. The Common Reader. London: Hogarth Press, 1925.
First edition. "Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth
Press ..." Original
with green and brown decorations by Vanessa Bell; covers lightly soiled
and age-toned at edges, grey cloth spine sunned, but most of lettering still
clear (that at foot of spine a bit rubbed); contents excellent. A very good
[Woolf, Virginia] Kirkpatrick, B.J. A Bibliography of Virginia
Woolf. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1967. Revised [i.e. Second]
Edition. "The Soho Bibliographies." Ex-library copy, with library
stamps on endpapers and title page. Pale yellow dust jacket encased
in library-style sleeve, glued to pastedowns at flap corners; spine
label. Despite its former life, a bright, clean, externally attractive
copy of this useful bibliography.
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