First edition of this catalogue of titles available from the shop of the important Dutch bookseller Daniel Elzevir — with provenance that links it from Samuel Johnson's inner circle to the Johnsonians of the 20th century.
By Barbara Cartland, illustrated by Francis Marshall
Association copy of the first printing of Barbara Cartland's exclamation-laden fever-dream of health tonics and daily affirmations, worshipfully inscribed to the "lovely" Margaret Thatcher, who is also profiled in the book.
Weighty and resplendent limited reprint edition of Davies's 1913 descriptive catalogue of German books printed from c.1455 to 1680 housed in the library of artist, dealer, and collector Charles Fairfax Murray.
Inscribed copy of Faine's major work on Haitian Créole, the second edition with an additional folk tale and supplementary glossary of words of African origin, warmly presented to American cultural attaché Homer Gayne.
First edition, first issue of the notorious bungled literary hoax, purporting to have discovered portions of PARADISE LOST plagiarized from earlier works by Hugo Grotius et al., which Lauder had found, but only after putting them there himself.