Browse by Date—1900–1949

Becoming (Signed copy)

Signed by Eden Phillpotts, his poetry, limited to 110 copies
Eden Phillpotts
Ernest Benn, London, 1932
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Limited Editions | Fine Bindings

A Naval Lieutenant 1914–1918

Stephen King-Hall's first book, his service in the Great War aboard HMS Southampton
Etienne, pseud. Stephen King-Hall
Methuen, London, 1919
Military & War | Hard Cover | First Editions

Some Clerical Types

c1907, 30 humorous illustrations
John Kendal
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1907
Art | Hard Cover | First Editions

Collected Essays

In two volumes, including essays from Obiter Dicta
Augustine Birrell
Elliot Stock, London, 1902
Essays | Hard Cover

The Art of Reginald Eves

Signed by Reginald Eves, a limited edition
Adrian Bury, with a foreword by Sir Hugh Walpole
F Lewis, Leigh-on-Sea, 1940
Art | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Limited Editions | Leather Bound

Challenge to Death

1934; sixteen authors on the threat to world peace
Viscount Cecil, (foreword)
Constable, London, 1934
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

English Chinese Pocket Dictionary of Peking Colloquial

First edition 1910, published in Shanghai
Sir Walter Hillier
American Presbyterian Misson Press, Shanghai, 1910
Reference | Hard Cover | First Editions

Adam's Breed

First Uniform edition of Radclyffe Hall's post-War novel
Radclyffe Hall
Jonathan Cape, London, 1929
Fiction | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

Windlestraw (Signed copy)

Signed by Stephen Tennant, the poet's son and famous socialite
Pamela Tennant
The Chiswick Press, London, 1910
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Association Copy

The Mysterious Miss Morrisot

The first US edition of Valentine Williams' Mannequin in an original 1930 dustwrapper
Valentine Williams
Houghton, Mifflin & Co, Boston, 1930
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper


First edition, 1901, a particularly good copy
Rudyard Kipling
Macmillan, London, 1901
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Control of the Drink Trade

"A Contribution to National Efficiency 1915–1917". A study of state regulation of booze during the Great War
Henry Carter, with a preface by Lord D'Abernon
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1918
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Carnations, Picotees, and the Wild and Garden Pinks

In a fine half-vellum binding by Truslove and Hanson, owned & signed by Mary Ashley
Various, edited by E T Cook
Country Life, London, 1905
Gardening | Hard Cover | First Editions | Fine Bindings | Association Copy

The Oberfohren Memorandum

What German Conservatives thought about the Reichstag fire (1933)
Ernst Oberfohren
German Information Bureau, London, 1933
History | Soft Cover | First Editions

The Life Elysian

The second book of Aphraar's journey on the other side.
Robert James Lees
Rider & Co, London, 1920
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

The Member of the Wedding

First US edition of Carson McCullers' classic
Carson McCullers
Houghton, Mifflin & Co, Boston, 1946
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Mr Attlee, An Interim Biography (Signed copy)

Signed by Roy Jenkins, his study of Clement Attlee
Roy Jenkins
William Heinemann, London, 1948
Politics, Law & Economics | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Songs of Joy; New Poems; and Foliage and other poems

Three W H Davies poetry books, all in an attractive patterned paper binding
W H Davies
Jonathan Cape, London, 1922
Poetry | Hard Cover | Dustwrapper

Journal of the Printing-Office at Strawberry Hill

Limited edition, "Now First Printed from the MS. of Horace Walpole"
Horace Walpole, with notes by Paget Toynbee
Constable, London, 1923
Autobiography & Biography | Hard Cover | First Editions | Limited Editions | Leather Bound

Modern Man in Search of a Soul

1933, first UK edition of this seminal book
C G Jung, translated by W S Dell and Cary F Baynes
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd, London, 1933
Philosophy | Hard Cover | First Editions

Mons and the Retreat

A 1918 account of the first battle of the BEF in the Great War
Captain G S Gordon, with an introduction by Field-Marshal Lord French
Constable, London, 1918
Military & War | Soft Cover | First Editions | Dustwrapper

Richard Cosway, R.A.

In a delightfully decorative binding
George C Williamson
George Bell & Sons, London, 1905
Art | Hard Cover | First Editions

Dog Tales

c1900, with charming black & white illustrations
Lilian Gask, illustrated by E Stuart Hardy
Ernest Nister, London, 1900
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions

Early Poems of William Morris

With 16 colour plates by Florence Harrison, 1914, and in the original box
William Morris, illustrated by Florence Harrison
Blackie & Son, London, 1914
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

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

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