1. Imre: A Memorandum by Xavier Mayne - £8,112
One of the first openly gay love stories in America, first edition published 1906. Written by Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson under a pseudonym the book is one of the most important in LGBT literature because it is considered the first novel where homosexuals are portrayed in a positive light. This copy was one of 500 limited first editions, inscribed by Stevenson’s alter-ego "From X.M --/ Florence -- March / 1922."
2. Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics edited by Keith Brown - £5,421
The complete 14 volume set of this standard linguistics Encyclopedia. New copy
3. Work from the Same House: Photographs & Etchings by Lee Friedlander and Jim Dine - £5,284
Limited edition of 75 copies, published in soft cover by Petersburg Press in 1969. Friedlander and Dine’s work helped shape New York’s avant-garde photography scene in the 1960s, the pair collaborated for seven years on this book.
4. Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands by Isabell Sinclair - £3,717
First edition published in 1885, and inscribed by the Sinclair. The Book includes 44 beautiful colour plates dedicated to the flora of the Hawaiian Islands. In the book Sinclair wars of coming threats to the native flora from non native species brought on by fires, animals, and human intervention.
5. The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington, during his famous campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France, from 1799 to 1818. - £3,742
Published in 1838, this second edition fourteen volume set was combined with The General Orders of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington.
6. Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965 by Randolph S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert - £3,463
A first edition set of 24 volumes, the most complete set of Churchill`s biography consisting of the 8 volumes of the Life, the 13 companion volumes and 3 volumes of The Churchill War Papers, the last one Inscribed and Signed by Martin Gilbert. Published 2000.
7. Sartoris by William Faulkner - £3,379
First edition published in 1929, limited to fewer than 2000 copies. Sartoris was the first of his 15 novel Yoknapatawpha series about the fictional Mississippi county that Faulkner would often refer to as his "my apocryphal county."
8. The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter - £2,974
This later printing of The Tailor of Gloucester was signed by Potter on the half-title page. The Tailor of Gloucester was first published in 1903.
9. Physico-Mechanical Experiments on Various Subjects by Francis Hauksbee - £2,703
Hauksbee was a student of Robert Boyle and worked as a demonstrator at the Royal Society. Hauksbee made discoveries that helped lead to Neon lighting as well as working on a two-cylinder vacuum pump which remained in use for two-hundred years. Physico-Mechanical Experiments on Various Subjects is a published summary of much of his work. First published 1709, this is a second edition.
10. An Early Arabic Manuscript of Sharh Alfadh Al Tanbih by Abu Zakariyya Muhiyiddin Yahya Bin Mirri Al Hizami Al Haurani Al Nawawi - £2,703
An unbound manuscript duplicated from the authors copy a few years after his death. Originally penned in 1272 AD by a well-known Islamic Law scholar from the Shafi’ite School. This copy was lacking the first three to five leafs.