Modern Books and Manuscripts
The Modern period at Maggs begins around 1800. We have a fair sized general stock of literature, and can usually offer a good range of first editions by the Romantic poets, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, poets of the First World War, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Evelyn Waugh, Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman and their contemporaries.
We are particularly keen on association material, and are effective cataloguers and sellers of literary archives.
BERLIOZ Hector.; HOPKINSON Cecil (1951)
A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz. 1803-1869Enquire
Illustrations. First edition, limited to 320 copies on Mellotex paper, 20 copies on Hodgkinson hand-made paper, this one of 2 copies printed for the author on Japanese Vellum, hors commerce. 4to., full green crushed morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, signed Zaehnsdorf, marbled paper pull-off case. Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
LAWRENCE T.E (1919)
A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Under the Command of General Sir Edmund H.H. AllenbyEnquire
[Edited by Harry Pirie-Gordon.] Illustrated with many maps. First edition. 4to., original printed wrappers, cloth spine. Cairo, Produced by Government Press and Survey of Egypt and Published by the Palestine News.
BETJEMAN John (1983)
A Catalogue of Works by Sir John Betjeman from the Collection of Ray Carter with an Unpublished Poem. Illustrations by John Piper, Phillida Gili and Glynn Boyd Harte and an Introduction by Philip LarkinEnquire
First edition. Tall 8vo., original quarter red cloth, salmon paper boards, dust jacket. London, Warren Editions.
ASHENDENE PRESS (1935)
A Chronological list, with Prices, of the Forty Books printed at the Ashendene PressEnquire
Printed in red and black. "Printed for Private Circulation Only". Folio, 4 leaves, bound in original blue printed wrappers with small wood engraving on the front cover, uncut in a later blue cloth case with gilt lettering. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
NICHOLSON Ben (1960-1975)
A collection of eight publications, all but one exhibition catalogues, all but one inscribed to Geoffrey and Jane GrigsonEnquire
1. Illustrations. First edition. 4to., wrappers. Zürich, Galerie Charles Lienhard. 1960.
2. Illustrations. First edition. 4to., wrappers. Zürich, Galerie Charles Lienhard. 1962.
3. Ben Nicholson Paintings. Illustrations. First edition. 16mo., wrappers. Methuen Little Library of Art. 1962.
4. Illustrations. First edition. 4to., wrappers. Zürich, Galerie Gimpel & Hanover. 1966.
5. Illustrations. First edition. 4to, wrappers. Basel, Galerie Beyeler. 1968.
6. Illustrations. First edition. 4to., wrappers. Basel, Galerie Beyeler. 1973.
7. A Tribute to Ben Nicholson. Illustrations. First edition. Small square 4to., wrappers. London, Crane Kalman 1974.
8. Illustrations. First edition. 4to., wrappers. Zürich, Galerie André Emmerich. 1975.
The collection housed in a custom made folding box.
OFFICINA BODONI. ; TERENTIUS AFER (1971)
A comedy of Terence called Andria translated into English by Richard Bernard with twenty-five illustrations by Albrecht DürerEnquire
Text edited by Betty Radice, postscript by Giovanni Mardersteig. One of 160 numbered copies of a total edition of 170. 25 illustrations newly cut on wood by Fritz Kredel after Albrecht Durer. Folio (34.5cm.) 122, p., Original parchment-backed paper boards. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Verona, Officina Bodoni.
RUSSELL Bertrand (1900)
A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of LeibnizEnquire
First edition. 8vo (230 x 155mm). xvi, , 311, , pp. Original navy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards double ruled in blind, edges untrimmed (spine lightly rubbed at head and tail, Blackwell's Bookseller ticket and contemporary ownership inscription in blue ink to the front pastedown, bookplate removed from rear pastedown). Cambridge, The University Press.
BROCKMAN James.; GWASG GREGYNOG (1990)
A Descriptive Catalogue of Printing at Gregynog 1970-1990Enquire
One of 25 special bindings (this no. XIX being one of 5 bound by James Brockman to a design by Alan Wood). 4to., oriignal white and black morocco with a rectangular section of variously covered paper overlaid with translucent paper on both sides, black lettering on spine, white ruling on both sides and inner boards, in the original black cloth clam shell boxes with whit lettering on the spine. Newtown, Gwasg Gregynog.
REYNOLDS Sir Joshua (1779)
A Discourse, delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1778. By the PresidentEnquire
First edition. 4to., (pp.iv,1-38, advert leaf), stab holes where extracted from a nonce collection, sewn into 19th century brown paper wrappers, rebound in later quarter niger morocco over brown rough cloth boards, lettered in gilt, edges trimmed. London, Thomas Cadell, printer to the Royal Academy.
BALFOUR Arthur James (1891)
A Fragment on Progress. Inaugural Address. Delivered on his Installation as Lord RectorEnquire
First edition. 4to., full red calf, On Progress stamped in black on the upper cover, with a facsimile of Balfour's signature stamped in gilt, gilt turn-ins. London, [University of Glasgow].
DUFF Charles (1928)
A Handbook on HangingEnquire
Being a short introduction to the fine art of Execution, and containing much useful information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; as well as Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen, an account of the late Mr. Berry's method of Killing and his working list of Drops; to which is added a Hangman's Ready Reckoner and certain other items of interest all very proper to be read and kept in every family. First edition. Small 8vo., original quarter cloth spine over tan paper boards decorated with a repeating pattern of a gallows, occupied, in black, printed paper label to the spine. London, The Cayme Press Ltd.
RUSSELL Bertrand (1946)
A History of Western Philosophy and Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present DayEnquire
First UK edition. 8vo (225 x 150mm). 916, pp. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on brown cloth insets, dust jacket (top-edge slightly stained; dust jacket worn at head and tail of the spine with some loss, a good copy). London, Allen and Unwin.
LAWRENCE T.E..; CORVINUS PRESS (1936)
A Letter from T.E. Lawrence to His MotherEnquire
3 photographic plates of figures at Chartres Cathedral printed from those originally taken by Lawrence. One of 24 copies, this being one of the 12 copies printed on Barcham Green "Medway" paper (no.17). 4to., original quarter linen backed Japanese paper covered boards, t.e.g., others uncut, a very good copy with only very mild bumping to the corners and spine. Corvinus Press. August