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An Anthology of Mystical Verse
London, Macmillan, 1932.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

An interesting and ambitious work, compiling mystical poems from English and non-English traditions. Scarce in the dust-jacket.

Illustrated Books

Austen (Jane) Mansfield Park

£175



London, Macmillan, 1897.

Illustrated edition. 8vo. Original gilt decorative cloth.

An attractive illustrated edition of Austen's most underrated work, with an introduction by Austin Dobson.

£125


First edition.
London, Macmillan, 1914.

A collection of three long tales and a couple of short stories. The weird fiction historian ST Joshi has acclaimed Incredible Adventures as possibly "the premier weird collection of this or any other century’’.

£350



London, Macmillan, 1915

First edition, later impression, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and with additional gift inscription from him mounted to same; 8vo. 8pp. advertisements; typed Blackwood poem loosely inserted. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Dust-jacket.

First published in 1909, this is at least the fourth reprint. The inscriptions seem to imply a correction on the author's behalf, the first inscribed to 'Miss Norton', the second 'Miss Naughton'.

£395


and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there
London, Macmillan, 1911.

8vo. Original red cloth lettered and stamped in gilt.

A pleasing copy of Alice's adventures, including sixteen colour plates by Tenniel.

£3,750



London, Macmillan, 1893.

Third edition, the suppressed 'sixtieth thousand' issue. 8vo. [xii]+224pp+[ii]. adverts. Original secondary binding red cloth, blind-stamped 'Presented for the use of Mechanics Reading Rooms etc.' to upper cover.

Very rare. This suppressed issue was, according to Carroll, riddled with printing production faults. The illustrations were over-printed, the pages badly folded and it led to him threatening to terminate his contract with publishers Macmillan:

'the book is worthless... much as I should regret the having to sever a connection now lasted nearly 30 years, I shall feel myself absolutely compelled to do so, unless I can have some assurance that better care shall be taken, in future, to ensure that my books shall be of the best artistic quality attainable for the money' (Letters p.995).

Only sixty copies had gone out when Carroll intervened. He asked Macmillan to destroy the remainder of the edition, which led to Through the Looking Glass being out of print until 1897. As mentioned in an 'Advertisement' inserted into the coeval edition of Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Carroll later changed his mind about destroying the remaining copies of this edition, and instead favoured rebinding it and distributing it to charitable institutions, which had been done with the very first suppressed Alice, and as is the case with this copy.

Prior to this copy, there were sixteen known copies of the 60th thousand issue which went to Mechanics Institutes, according to the census compiled by Dr Selwn Goodacre a few years ago. Compared to other copies recorded, this particular copy does seem to be in superior condition.

£495



London, Macmillan, 1975.

First edition. 8vo. Original brown boards. Dust-jacket.

A distinctly uncommon example of the first edition of the first Inspector Morse novel, notoriously hard to find in such good order, the text-block terribly prone to browning, and the book often turning up after being through the public library system, something this copy has thankfully been spared!

£600



London, Macmillan, 1977.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket.

A very good first edition of the scarce third Inspector Morse title.

£75


and other stories
London, Macmillan, 1948.

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8s6d.

'Short stories reflecting a wide field of human emotion' (jacket), by Irish playwright, novelist and short story writer MacMahon.

£295



London, Macmillan, 1928

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly price of 7/6 on front flap.

Satirical science fantasy of a visit to another planet and the second volume of Eimar O'Duffy's Cuanduine (Spectrum of Fantasy p168)

Uncommon in a jacket. No copies for sale online currently.

£295


The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
New York, Macmillan, 1920.

First US edition. 8vo. Original green cloth lettered in gilt.

The first US edition of Shackleton's famous recounting of his final expedition to the Antarctic.

£175



London, Macmillan, 1961.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

The first edition of Mrs Spark's most famous work, introducing one of 20th century literature's most iconic, and complex, characters - at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving.