Literature & Poetry

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A Guide to the Duchy of Epicurania with some Account of the Famous Expedition In Pursuit of Rare Meats

A fanciful written description to accompany Rex Whistler's mural sequence at the Tate Gallery Restaurant.

The Lord Fish

A collection of children's stories by Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Rex Whistler.

The Next Volume

A first edition of Edward James' privately-published collection of poems, illustrated by Whistler.

The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]

Inscribed book of poetry by Edward James, with a frontispiece by Tchelitchew.

A Single Man

A first edition of Christopher Isherwood's cult novel from 1964.

All At Sea

Cecil Beaton's second dust jacket, created for the Sitwell brothers.

Don't Tell Alfred

Nancy Mitford's sequel to 'The Pursuit of Love' and 'Love in a Cold Climate', with a dust jacket by Cecil Beaton.

The Blessing

Nancy Mitford's semi-autobiographical novel about a Anglo-French marriage, with a dust jacket by Beaton.

The Loved and Envied

Enid Bagnold's novel based on a fictional Lady Diana Cooper, with a jacket design by Beaton.

The President's Hat

Beaton's first dust jacket.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Tennessee Williams' Roman novel, with a dust jacket design by Cecil Beaton.

The Twilight of the Nymphs

Pierre Louys' classical tales, illustrated with drawings by Cecil Beaton.

Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage

A classic Penguin edition of Denton Welch's first book.

A Vagrant and Other Poems

A collection of poems by David Gascoyne, with a dust jacket by Keith Vaughan.

Truffle Hunt [Association Copy]

A pot-pourri of short essays on everything from 'Wagner in the Bath' to 'Famous Clowns'.

Dance of the Quick and the Dead. An Entertainment of the Imagination

Sacheverell Sitwell's artistic medley, with jacket design by Barnett Freedman.

Reading into the Picture. Part I and Part II

A prose poem from the Surrealist art patron Edward James.

So Far So Glad [INSCRIBED]

Inscribed by Edward James to Penelope Betjeman.

Antonio's Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Antonio Lopez's eighties take on Scheherazade's tales.

The Maze

A macabre tale with illustrations by Salvador Dali.

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