Literature

  • # 19090

    WILDE, Oscar

    Salome

    A tragedy in one act: translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with sixteen drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. London : John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1930. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine slightly sunned), bookplate to endpaper, pp. xvii; [4]; 67, black and white plates by Beardsley. A fine copy.

  • # 19408

    BUKOWSKI, Charles (1920 - 1994)

    Notes of a dirty old man (with original Bukowski drawing)

    San Francisco : City Lights Bookshop, 1973 (first published in 1969). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 255. With an original pen and ink drawing by Bukowski (signed BUK) opposite the title page, of the author lying in bed, drinking and smoking, surrounded by beer cans and what appears to be a bottle of Scotch.

  • # 19303

    SCHÜTZE, Dr. St. (editor)

    Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1824. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet.

    Frankfurt am Main Verlag : Friedrich Wilmans, [1823]. Duodecimo (180 x 120 mm), original pictorial papered boards (spine with pale foxing and short paper tear at tail, otherwise very good), all edges gilt, title page, pp 20, 314, illustrated with 14 copperplate engravings; contains numerous short fictional pieces and poetry; text in German in Gothic …

  • # 19211

    COCTEAU, Jean

    Opium : Journal d’une désintoxication (de-luxe first edition)

    Paris : Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau, [1930]. One of only 5 hors commerce copies out of the 33 examples of the de-luxe edition on Japon impérial paper (this is no. II of those numbered I-V in Roman numerals; the commercial copies are numbered in Arabic numerals 1-28). Octavo, original printed card covers (a short paper …

  • # 19571

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )

    Loom

    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. [38], poetry by Loney and wood engraving by Wagener. Limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. A deluxe edition was also published. Both editions quickly sold out. “The binding is hand sewn on linen tapes and laced into a limp paper …

  • # 19243

    HOOD, Thomas (1799-1845)

    The complete poetical works of Thomas Hood

    Edited, with notes by Walter Jerrold. London : Henry Frowde, 1906. Octavo, contemporary full crushed morocco (upper board lightly rubbed), spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, early ownership inscription to first blank, pp. xv, 773, frontispiece portrait of Hood; internally bright and clean, a very good copy. …

  • # 19141

    JOHNSON, Samuel

    The poetical works of Alexander Pope : with his life

    London : Sharpe and Hailes, 1811. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked, spines in compartments, gilt dentelles, portrait stipple frontispiece, offsetting to title page, pp. viii; 466; 512, internally clean, a very good set.

  • # 19305

    Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon, François de (1641-1679)

    [GREEK MYTHOLOGY] Les avantures de Telemaque fils d’Ulysse

    A Breslau : chez Jean Frederic Korn l’ainé, 1781. “Nouvelle édition corrigée plus exactement que toutes les précédentes et enrichie de figures en taille-douce.” Octavo, original full calf (rubbed and scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting title label lettered in gilt (frayed at head and tail), pastedowns with original decorative lining papers, …

  • # 19304

    ESCHENBACH, Wolfram von (c.1170-1220)

    Wolfram von Eschenbach

    Herausgegeben von Karl Lachmann. Berlin : G. Reimer, 1833. Octavo, original quarter calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and ornament (worn), marbled edges, pp xliv, 638, [2]; pastedowns and endpapers foxed, otherwise internally very good. The works of the greatest epic poet of medieval German literature, the Minnesinger Wolfram von Eschenbach, …

  • # 19289

    MAINTENON, Madame de

    Lettres de Madame Maintenon

    Paris : Rollin, fils, 1752-53. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo, original full calf (boards rubbed and scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt (the raised bands and head and tail are worn), marbled endpapers, marbled edges, pp [4], 212; 212; 202; title pages printed in …

  • # 19288

    [THIROUX D'ARCONVILLE, Marie Geneviève Charlotte, 1720-1805]

    Leben Maria von Medicis, Prinzessinn von Toscana, Königin von Frankreich und Navarra.

    Aus dem französischen. Berlin : in der Paulischen Buchhandlung, 1780-81-82. Three volumes, small octavo, original marbled papered boards, spines with contrasting title labels lettered in gilt (boards heavily rubbed and worn at edges, some surface loss to paper labels); pp [28], 536; 580; 532, [34 index]; Part 1. with engraved frontispiece portrait of Marie de’ Medici; all title …

  • # 19078

    GINSBERG, Allen

    Indian Journals March 1962- May 1963. Notebooks, diary, blank pages, writings (signed copy)

    San Francisco : Dave Haselwood Books and City Light Books, 1970. First edition. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 210, illustrated. Signed on the title page ‘Allen Ginsberg 9/22/88 City Lights’.

  • # 19184

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

    Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …

  • # 19210

    DIDEROT, Denis; Saint-André, Berthommé (illustrator)

    [CURIOSA] Les bijoux indiscrets

    Paris : La Tradition, 1936. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy is no. 73), of which nos. 51 – 500 were printed on velin d’Arches. Two volumes quarto, contemporary half dark green morocco over hand-made papered boards, endpapers with hand-made watercolour decoration, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp [4]-228 + [4]-207, 32 …

  • # 19208

    RABELAIS.

    [CURIOSA] Pantagruel

    Dijon : Editions du Manoir, Henri Pasquinelly,1946. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 245). Two volumes quarto, publisher’s pictorial paper covers (mild wear and chipping to edges), 535 pp, uncut, illustrated with full-page lithographs and monochrome designs in the text by SCHEM, accompanied by two loose plates by the same artist printed on vélin du …

  • # 19206

    MAUPASSANT, Guy de; LOBEL-RICHE, Almery (illustrator)

    [CURIOSA] La Maison Tellier

    Paris : Javal et Bourdeaux, 1926. First Edition. Hors de Commerce copy, separate from limited edition of 375 copies. Small quarto, pale green printed wrappers with original glassine over-wrapper, text in loose signatures, as issued, pp 88, with 12 full-page and 3 smaller engraved reproductions, plus one additional plate loose within cover sheet printed Planche …