Browse by Date—1900–1949

Modern Painters

John Ruskin's defence of (then) modern painters, Complete in five volumes.
John Ruskin, introduction by Lionel Cust
J M Dent, London, 1906
Art | Hard Cover

Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique

Heilprin's study of the 1902 volcanic eruption
Angelo Heilprin
J B Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1903
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Aux Nations Glorieuses 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917

An incredibly scarce commemorative album with 10 hand-painted gouache allegorical illustrations representing the Great War Allied forces.
Michel Pozzi
M Pozzi, Paris, 1917
Military & War | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Limited Editions | Fine Bindings | Hand-painted

The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

Delightful red leather copies 1926 & 1921
Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, W H Drake & P Frenzeny
Macmillan, London, 1926
Fiction | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

The Friendly Tree and Starting Point

Two early novels from C Day Lewis
C Day Lewis
Jonathan Cape, London, 1936
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

La Democrazia Cristiana e il Marxismo

A 1944 Italian political discussion on Christian Democracy and Marxism
Mario Baronci, and Giuseppe Togni
Il Segno, Rome, 1944
Politics, Law & Economics | Soft Cover | First Editions

The Nautical Cookery Book

for the use of Stewards and Cooks of Cargo Vessels
Chas. Henry Atkinson
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1941
Food & Drink | Hard Cover

Uncommon Law

A P Herbert's fictitious law cases from Punch
A P Herbert
Methuen, London, 1935
Politics, Law & Economics | Hard Cover | First Editions

Fyodor Dostoevsky: four titles in six volumes

The Brothers Karamazov, The Possessed, Crime and Punishment and The House of the Dead
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
J M Dent, London, 1931
Collections | Hard Cover

Death at Broadcasting House

A Golden Age crime set at the BBC's headquarters
Val Gielgud, and Holt Marvell
Rich & Cowan, London, 1935
Fiction | Hard Cover

London Fire Brigade: Brigade Orders 1938

with additions throughout the early 1940s, from London station no 60
Aylmer Firebrace, as Regional Fire Officer
London County Council, London, 1938
Ephemera | Hard Cover

Atlantis Rising

A description of Atlantis by psychic projection
Daphne Vigers
Andrew Dakers Limited, London, 1944
Paranormal & Supernatural | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

The Littlest One (Signed copy)

This copy has been signed and inscribed by Italia Conti, the actress and founder of the acting school
Marion St John Adcock, pseud. Mrs Sidney H Webb. Illustrated by Margaret Tarrant
George G. Harrap, London, 1918
Childrens | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Association Copy

The British Campaigns in Europe 1914–1918

Conan Doyle's Great War history with 44 maps and charts
Arthur Conan Doyle
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1928
Military & War | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Happy-Go-Lucky Morgans

Second issue of Edward Thomas' semi-autobiographical novel
Edward Thomas
Duckworth & Co, London, 1913
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Additions and Corrections to the Haggard Bibliography

Limited edition (21/100), bibliographic details of Henry Rider Haggard's works
G L McKay, and J L Scott
The Mitre Press, London, 1939
Literary Criticism | Hard Cover | First Editions | Limited Editions

The Cornhill 1949–1953

Four issues, each with a Patrick Leigh Fermor piece
Patrick Leigh Fermor, et al
John Murray, London, 1949
Essays | Soft Cover | First Editions

Three Elizabeth Myers first editions

A Well Full of Leaves, The Basilisk of St James's, and Good Beds-Men Only, Stories of Outsiders
Elizabeth Myers
Chapman & Hall, London, 1943
Collections | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

The Woman Who Was Poor

The first UK edition of Bloy's novel of the 1880s French art & literary scene
Leon Bloy, translated by I J Collins
Sheed and Ward, London, 1939
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

The Naturalist on the Thames (Signed copy)

Signed with notes by the illustrator, Lancelot Speed
C J Cornish, illustrated by Lancelot Speed and with photographs
Seeley & Co, London, 1902
Natural History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

The Badgers

Leonov's novel of peasant life in the Russian Revolution
Leonid Leonov, translated from the Russian by Hilda Kazanina
Hutchinson, London, 1947
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

The Enormous Room

Cummings' autobiographical novel of his Great War captivity
E E Cummings, with an introduction by the author
The Modern Library, New York, 1949
Fiction | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

Voice out of Darkness

A classic thriller from Ursula Curtiss
Ursula Curtiss
Evans Brothers, London, 1949
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress & Other Poems

1913, a lovely pocket book of Christina Rossetti's poetry
Christina G Rossetti
Henry Frowde, London, 1913
Poetry | Hard Cover

A Life's Morning

An early novel from George Gissing
George Gissing
Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1914
Fiction | Hard Cover

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