Charles Dickens The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby first edition in book form published by Chapman and Hall in 1839 is for sale. This Nicholas Nickleby first edition book comes complete with the rare additional Thomas Onwhyn plates This is an incredibly rare Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book because it not only has the Charles Dickens portrait plate by Daniel Maclise, but also has the 39 Nicholas Nickleby plates by Phiz and additionally all 40 scarce additional plates by Thomas Onwhyn who went under his name and also his pseudonym of Peter Palette. There are a total of 80 plates in this Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book.
Louis Wain The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots is for sale from The First Edition. Louis Wain The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots was published by M.A. Donohue of Chicago in the USA. This vintage collectable Louis Wain illusttrated book is not dated but the UK version of Puss in Boots illustrated by Louis Wain was published by Anthony Treherne in 1904 and we believe that this US book dates from around this period.
The Newcomes first editions by William Makepeace Thackeray is for sale. This is the William Makepeace Thackeray Newcomes 2 volume first editions edited by Arthur Pendennis and illustrated by Richard Doyle published in 1854 and 1855. The William Makepeace Thackeray The Newcomes maroon brown coloured binding, which are blind-
The Wind in the Willows book by Kenneth Grahame is for sale. The vintage Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows book is just the sixth edition published by Methuen and Co Ltd in London in 1911. The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows was first published by Methuen and Co Ltd in London in October 1908 with the same front board and spine design as this sixth edition book. The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows has the original binding with profusely decorated front board and spine and plain back board as required.
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain second edition 1880 two volumes in the original cloth is for sale. A Tramp Abroad was published by Chatto and Windus in London in 1880.. Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad is in the original binding which is green with black decorations to the front boards, back boards and to the spines, with gilt lettering to the spines.
The Hound of Death and Other Stories is for sale. This is the rare first edition of The Hound of Death published by Odhams in 1933, not by Agatha Christie’s publisher Collins which was only later published by them in 1936. This is the first time that an Agatha Christie book was published in the UK but not in the US, although the Agatha Christie short stories appeared in later US collections of Agatha Christie’s work.
Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-
The Wench Is Dead Colin Dexter Inspector Morse signed book is for sale. The Wench Is Dead has been signed by Colin Dexter to the Title Page. The Wench Is Dead is also accompanied by the Waterstone’s Book Signing Invitation Card that has also been autographed by Colin Dexter. The Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead book signing took place at Waterstone’s Booksellers in Manchester England on 16th July 1989. The Wench Is Dead was published by Macmillan in London in 1989. This is the first edition book of this Inspector Morse detective story that was made famous in the TV series Morse that starred John Thaw as Morse.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie is for sale. This is the early edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens circa 1910 with 24 colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The original green binding has to the front board an embossed gilt decoration of Peter Pan sitting on a toad stool playing the pan pipes. The spine has lettering in gilt. The back board is plain as required.
The Ace of Knaves U.S. first edition 1937 by Leslie Charteris is for sale. The Ace of Knaves is a first edition Saint book published for The Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday Doran & Company Inc. Garden City New York USA in 1937. The Ace of Knaves comes complete with the very attractive original binding and dust jacket. The Ace of Knaves front of the dust jacket bears a silhouette of The Saint with The Saint stickman logo and the titles in large red letters. The back of the dust jacket gives critiques from such notables as P.G. Wodehouse, the New York Sun, and the Washington News.
Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe by Walter de la Mare is for sale. Walter de la Mare Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe is illustrated by Rex Whistler. Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe is the scarce signed limited edition book limited to just 650 numbered copies. This book is numbered 601 of 650 signed copies worldwide. The Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe Limitation Page reads as follows: “This signed and first edition, printed at The Westminster Press, in February 1930, is limited to six hundred and fifty numbered copies. Of these, two hundred and fifty are reserved for sal
The Intrusion of Jimmy by P.G. Wodehouse is book for sale. This is an early U.S. edition of The Intrusion of Jimmy published by Grosset and Dunlap in circa 1919. This wonderful and rare edition of The Intrusion of Jimmy comes with the very rare dust jacket illustrated by Crary. The dust jacket has to the back panel an advertisement for Gaston Leroux The Mystery of the Yellow Room for which the first edition was published in 1919 thereby dating this book.
My Days with the Fairies illustrated by Edmund Dulac is for sale. This is the new and enlarged edition of Mrs Rodolph Stawell Fairies I Have Met illustrated by Edmund Dulac. This edition of My Days with the Fairies was published by Hodder and Stoughton in September 1920. The My Days with the Fairies original publisher’s binding consists of the front board with an elaborate elf Drop-
In Black and White by Rudyard Kipling is for sale. In Black and White is Number 3 in the Indian Railway Library series. In Black and White is the first UK issue published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in London which is not dated but was published in 1888. Rudyard Kipling was born on 30th December 1865 and so was just 23 years of age when In Black and White was published, making this one of the first Rudyard Kipling books to have been published.
A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young children’s illustrated book for sale. This is the tenth edition of A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young that was published by Methuen and Co Ltd London in July 1925 just 8 months after the first edition which was published on 6th November 1924. A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young is the first book in the Winnie the Pooh series and is the first time that the A.A. Milne character Winnie the Pooh appeared, which was in the A.A. Milne poem Teddy Bear on page 85. This A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young comes with the original gilt pictorial binding.