Current Catalogue - Winter 2016/17

A couple of times a year I compile a catalogue which serves to give a snapshot of the items I currently have for sale.

This is my latest catalogue.

81. FORSTER, E.M.

What I Believe and The Road to Colonus - phonograph record, Decca, London, 1959. Tiny stamp of Solihull Public Library (where, to judge by the fine condition of the record, it remained undisturbed) to verso of sleeve, label removed from recto; larger de-accession stamp and shelf number to inner sleeve else very good. Scarce. £150

82. FORSTER, E.M.

The Poetry of Place: George Crabbe and Suffolk - roneoed typescript for a radio talk, seven pp., BBC, London, 1960. Broadcast on 20 January 1960 and not published elsewhere. Punch-holes to left margin, light fold creases else in very good condition £150

83. FRASER, ANTONIA.

The Cavalier Case, Bloomsbury, London, 1990. First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the title-page by the two-time Booker Prize judge to her publisher, Elizabeth Calder: "For Liz My first 'Bloomsbury'! with much love Antonia Fraser 22 March 1990." An excellent copy in dustwrapper with Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £200

84. GARDAM, JANE.

The Pangs of Love, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1983. First edition - the dedication copy, inscribed on the dedication page by the Booker Prize shortlisted author: "for [printed dedication: this book is for Christopher and Deb Sinclair-Stevenson] with love from Jane at Claridges on Feb 10th. 1983". Usual browning to pages but a nice copy in dustwrapper. £200

85. GILL, ERIC.

The Trinity with Chalice, each 10 x 6.5 cms.1914. Two original proof engravings being different states of Physick 22. Framed in a double mount and glazed. Excellent. £1250

86. GORDIMER, NADINE.

Loot and Other Stories, Bloomsbury, London, 2003. First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the joint 1974 Booker Prize winner and International Booker Prize judge to her publisher Elizabeth Calder: "Liz, with love - Nadine Gordimer 28/5/03". An excellent copy in dustwrapper, with Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £250

87. GRAY, ALASDAIR.

1982 Janine, Jonathan Cape, London, 1984. First edition - the publisher of the book Liz Calder's copy, flamboyantly inscribed to her husband Louis Baum on the front free endpaper in April 1984, several months in advance of publication. With Calder’s bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. £375

88. GREEN, HENRY.

Party Going, Hogarth Press, London, 1939. First edition, second impression - two months after the first. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper, light spotting to prelims else a very good copy in rather rubbed and soiled dustwrapper, browned at spine and missing some small chips to extremities, not affecting any lettering. £150

89. GREEN, HENRY.

Caught, Hogarth Press, London, 1943. First edition. Top edge dusty, ownership signature, dated in the month of publication, to front free endpaper else a nice copy in dustwrapper with miniscule loss at head of spine and slightly soiled to rear panel. Seems to have become scarce thus. £500

90. GREENE, GRAHAM.

Twenty-One Stories, Heinemann, London, 1954. First edition, being a volume in the Uniform Edition, and first thus, adding two stories to the "Nineteen Stories" of 1947. A nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper with just a few small chips and nicks to extremities and corners. £375

91. GREENE, GRAHAM.

A Sort of Life, The Bodley Head, London, 1971. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Diana [Cooper] with love, from Graham." Greene was close friends with Duff and Diana Cooper, the latter having written of him: "I think it's guilty love that has put him all out . . . [He] is a good man possessed of a devil." An excellent copy in dustwrapper. £2750

92. GREENE, GRAHAM.

Ways of Escape, The Bodley Head, London, 1980. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Diana [Cooper] with love, from Graham." (See previous item.) An excellent copy in dustwrapper. £2750

93. GREENE, GRAHAM.

Reflections on Travels With My Aunt, Firsts & Company, New York, 1989. First edition - one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. An excellent copy in the original wrappers. £175

94. GREENE, GRAHAM (EDITS).

Night and Day, Chatto and Windus, London, 4 November 1937. Contributors include Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen and Greene himself, reviewing "The Films" - the column in which, the following month, comments on Shirley Temple bought about the untimely demise of an excellent magazine. Lightly rubbed at extremities, short split at base of spine - a nice copy. £150

95. GREENE, GRAHAM.

Typed letter signed to Jean Stafford, one page, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 7 July 1948. Approximately 75 words to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and long-suffering wife of Robert Lowell: "Your letter has pleased me a great deal. I was in New York a few weeks ago and tried to get you on the telephone, but I heard rumours that you were in the Virgin Islands." Greene commiserates with her on a health matter following her divorce and hopes they can meet in London. Eyre & Spottiswoode published the British edition of Stafford's next book, The Catherine Wheel, in 1952. It appears Greene had previously met Stafford in New York. In a letter to Lowell she had written that Greene had told her he could arrange "a divine cottage" to rent in Ireland, where she would meet "the best pub-keepers, ex-gun-men, poker-playing priests and an attractive doctor." Signed in full in pencil (with the holograph note "Forgive pencil!"), folded twice for mailing and in excellent condition. £450

96. GREENWOOD, WALTER.

Love on the Dole, Jonathan Cape, London, 1933. First edition of this much-loved and ground-breaking classic of life among the down-trodden - now rather scarce. Cloth boards somewhat darkened at edges and slightly faded to spine, else a very good, solid and square copy. £350

97. GREENWOOD, WALTER.

Love on the Dole, Jonathan Cape, London, 1945. Revised edition, reprinted, inscribed by the author on the title-page beneath the quotation from James Russell Lowell: `The Time is ripe, and rotten ripe, for change; / Then let it come ...', which Greenwood has circled: "And this is what I think, too! To Jo from Walter (Greenwood) Oct 20th 1945 Polperro". A very good copy, lightly soiled and a little sunned at spine in a supplied copy of the dustwrapper. Inscribed
copies of Greenwood's ground-breaking novel are scarce in any edition. £350

98. GUTERSON, DAVID.

Our Lady of the Forest, Bloomsbury, London, 2003. First UK edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the title-page to his British publisher, Elizabeth Calder: "To Liz Calder - our lady of publishing. David Guterson London 11.06.03". An excellent copy in dustwrapper. Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £125

99. GUTERSON, DAVID.

The Other, Bloomsbury, London, 2008. First UK edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the title-page to his British publisher, Elizabeth Calder: "To Liz Calder - who remains [The Other] with affection. David Guterson". An excellent copy in dustwrapper. Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £125

100. H.D.

Palimpsest, Contact Editions, Paris, 1926. First edition. A good copy in soiled wrappers, frayed at the head and tail of the spine and corners. £125

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