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Filled to the brim with wonderful books, prints and photographs, there's something for everyone in our Seasonal Selection for 2020, whether you're simply treating your shelf or looking for the perfect present for loved ones. To view as a PDF click here.

 

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  1. One volume edition, later issue. Contemporary half green calf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, tan endpapers. Early gift inscription to first blank leaf, with a further neat ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, tips a little rubbed. Very nice.

    £150
  2. First Dulac deluxe edition, number 367 of 750 copies signed by the artist; large 4to; 28 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac, captioned tissue-guards; publisher's vellum gilt, replacement ties, top edge gilt, a little rubbed, with a few a few marks but still very good and, save for some odd spots to a few extreme page edges, internally fine; viii, 250pp.

    £2,250
  3. First American edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's cloth-backed boards, dust-jacket with artwork by Fred Marcellino, slight toning and a few tiny spots to white ground but overall a fine, sharp and unclipped example.

    £450
  4. Limited edition, number 841 of 1,000 copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper; 8vo; portrait frontispiece of the poet, publisher's japon-backed green boards, titles printed in brown on paper label on spine, green endpapers, some edges untrimmed, grey paper dust-jacket with label to spine. A superb copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket.

    £2,250
  5. Screenprint in colours, 1975, on textured watercolour Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil on the reverse, numbered from the edition of 250 (there were also 50 artist's proofs in roman numerals), published by Mazzota Editore, Milan, 95.2 x 64.8 cm. (37½ x 25½ in.)

    £17,500
  6. First edition, second issue with 4-line colophon; large 8vo; frontispiece, plates and illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, original cloth, dust-jacket, spine slightly dulled as usual, otherwise fine.

    £500
  7. 4to (285 x 230 mm); engraved vignette title with portrait of John Gay, Table of the Songs, Dramatis Personne 1777, Introduction, the playscript, and music score with libretto, toned, a few random spots or marks, otherwise very good; later full polished calf, scuffed, marked and bumped but very sound.

    £400
  8. First edition, first printing; folio; illustrations and pictorial endpapers by Bemelmans, contemporary ownership inscription on half-title; publisher's cloth, pictorial wrap-around dust-jacket, a few small chips and closed tears with slight loss to head of spine, but overall a very good, fresh example.

    £650
  9. First editions; 8vo, 2 vols; chapter decorations, pictorial endpapers, illustrations and jackets by Bip Pares, toned, very minor, slight spotting to some margins of first title, heavier to fore-edge of second with occasional weeping to page extremities, not affecting print; publisher's gold-lettered cloth, illustrated dust-jackets, toned, a bit dust-soiled, minor spotting, lightly rubbed and chipped at extremities, some edges creases, tape repair to verso of upper edge of first, spine darkened on second, otherwise good.

    £450
  10. Limited edition; large folio (648 x 928 mm); with 19 original full-page etchings by Elisabeth Frink with aquatint in black on J. Barcham Green paper, Hors De Commerce Copy, 1 of 25, numbered D276 [with] artist's signature in ink at rear; publisher's full green cloth with gold-blocked bird design on the front cover; cover worn at extremities and little mottled, one part of one ribbon tie shortened, otherwise internally, a fine set.

    £7,500
 

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