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"He expressed the unconquerable spirit of the nation": rare limited edition Spode bone china Winston Churchill plate
Stoke-on-Trent, England: Spode, .
Rare limited edition Churchill Spode bone china plate. One of a limited edition of five thousand numbered plates commissioned by Thomas Goode and Co. Ltd. of London, this is number 860. The plate features a portrait of Churchill flanked by rampant lions and surrounded by a botanical gilt border. Founded by Josiah Spode in 1770, Spode pottery is renowned for perfecting the technique for transfer printing in underglaze blue on fine earthenware and credited with developing, around 1790, the formula for fine bone china that was generally adopted by the industry. In fine condition. The plate measures 10.5 inches in diameter.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117035
"Give a chunk to a monkey, give a chunk to a fighter": Later printing of Michael Rosen's Nuts About Nuts; Signed and dated by him
London: Diamond Books, 1999.
Early printing of British children’s author Michael Rosen’s illustrated book of poetry about nuts. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Inscribed by Michael Rosen on the verso of the front panel, “Hello Eileen, Michael Rosen was here.” In near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 88125
"But none of these afford me the same mad thrill of crazy excitement as grips me when I smack a tennis ball": First edition of William T. Tilden's Match Play and the Spin of the Ball; in the original cloth
New York: American Lawn Tennis, 1925.
First edition of Tilden’s classic work. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt titles and double gilt ruled borders to the spine, gilt facsimile signature to the front panel, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. Edited by Stephen Wallis Merrrihew. In near fine condition. An excellent example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 96555
First Edition of the "first definitive History of the United Nations" The Parliament of Man; Signed by Paul Kennedy
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “with compliments Paul Kennedy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5647
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985.
Signed limited first edition of Irving’s sixth novel. Octavo, original leather, gilt titles and tooling, raised bands, all edges gilt, frontispiece by Scott Reynolds. Boldly signed by John Irving. In fine condition, with the original letter from the publisher laid in.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 117269
New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 7356
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1925.
First edition of Wells’ complex novel exploring individualism and society. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. A very nice example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 109052
London: Conran Octopus Ltd, 2000.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original boards. Signed by Terence Conran on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5373
New York: Atheneum, 2006.
First edition of the fourth book in Falconer’s acclaimed Olivia series. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Ian Falconer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 91657
First Edition of “an astonishing literary achievement” Anthill; Signed by Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing of an Ant
New York: W.W. Norton , 2010.
First edition of the author’s first extended work of fiction which won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for fiction. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also added a drawing of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 15049
“Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread”: Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities; Inscribed by Him
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987.
First edition, second printing (published in the same year) of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Leslie Westoff Tom Wolfe Christmas Day 1987.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 116501
London: John Camden Hotten, c. 1867.
Finely bound example of Thomas Wright’s illustrated history of the Georges. Octavo, bound in full contemporary tree calf with gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels with gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers, illustrated with nearly four hundred steel and wood engravings including hand-colored frontispiece. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 115309
First Edition of The Givenness of Things: Essays; Inscribed by Pulitzer-Prize winning Author Marilynne Robinson
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2015.
First edition of this collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Marilynne Robinson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Strick and Williams.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 5460
New York and London: Macmillan & Co, 1893.
First edition, second issue of one of James’ neatest tales. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small tear to the front free endpaper.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 78041
Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1908.
First edition of this series of literary essays written in James’ earlier style. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Introduction by Le Roy Phillips. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 78043
Toronto: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.
First Canadian edition of Irving’s ninth novel. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 230
First Edition of Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes; Warmly Inscribed by Alice Waters
New York: The Viking Press, 2016.
First edition of this work for anyone who loves France, food and adventure. Quarto, illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Alexis with love, Alice Waters.” Fine in a fine dust jacket, gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 45672
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of the re-issue. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half title page, who has drawn a sun and birds. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Gil Rob Wilson.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 12047