Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

World Literature

Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across a range of World Literature. Including works by Nabokov, Murakami and Kafka, as well as foreign-language translations of Beckett and Eliot.

Showing items 1-20 of 358

List Grid

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  1. 2
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 66701

    Out of stock

  2. Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha.
    First editions, uncommon, OCLC shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide, COPAC lists just 2, SOAS and Glasgow, the Oxford set lacking the much later fifth volume, no other copies traced at auction. A catalogue of the extraordinary collection of Arabic manuscripts at Ducal library at Gotha. The majority of the... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 94282

    Reserve

  3. Les Voyages de Jean Struys,
    First edition in French first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although replete with plagiarised text... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 94082

    Reserve

  4. Rechtliche Wirthschaftsstze und Cautelen bey Contracten, Kaufen, Verkaufen, Verpachten und Verwalten ffentlicher oder Privatgter, so weit sich ein Wirth und Cammeralist davon Kenntniss erwerben muss.
    Scarce first edition of a legal guide for estate and land managers, written by the son of the German jurist Georg Zincke, with an introductory biography of his father at the beginning of the work. In a series of 305 paragraphs, the author explains all the legal ins and outs of contracts, obligations, buying, selling, brokering,... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 110668

    Reserve

  5. The Works.
    The Beaux Art edition limited to 1250 numbered sets of which this is number 204. A handsome set. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 110200

    Reserve

  6. Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde.
    First edition in German of Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies, originally published in English in 1945. Popper's classic debut contains within its analysis the seeds of his groundbreaking, if somewhat idiosyncratic, new methodology of inductive reasoning. In The Open Society and Its Enemies he traces, analyses, and... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 111840

    Reserve

  7. The Castle.
    Second US edition of Kafka's novel and the first to include the introduction by Mann. Originally published in German in 1926, The Castle was first published in English in 1930. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 107081

    Reserve

  8. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.
    Deluxe limited edition, number 2,408, one of the 2,200 sets printed on V Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111453

    Reserve

  9. No One Writes to the Colonel.
    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Par Philip Murray, bel amigo, Gabriel. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 112857

    signed

    Reserve

  10. A Suitable Boy.
    First edition, signed extra-limited issue, letter "Q" of 26 copies signed and inscribed by the author with a unique holograph quotation from the book. There were also 100 quarter-bound copies, numbered 1 to 100 and signed by Seth. Both limited issues precede the trade issue. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112799

    signed

    Reserve

  11. "Correspondance de Victor Jacquemont avec sa famille et plusieurs de ses amis, pendant son voyage dans l'Inde (1828-1832)."
    First edition. Jacquemont travelled to India in 1828 as a plant-collector on behalf of the Jardin de Plantes, he visited Amber in Rajputana, met with the Ranjit Singh at his capital of Lahore, and visited the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalayas, "travelling for three and a half years he encountered difficulties and privations... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 112745

    Reserve

  12. Bejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog.
    First edition, a rare interleaved copy owned by Swedish philologist Sven Hylander (1797-1825) with his comments and additions to the work. Hylander was lecturer at the University of Lund and studied Icelandic manuscripts. The famous Swedish poet Esaias Tegner, who was a lecturer in Greek at Lund, wrote an elegy for Hylander... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112682

    Reserve

  13. Bilbo le Hobbit.
    First edition in French, first printing. It was first published in the UK in 1937. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 112616

    Reserve

  14. Christkindleins Wiegenlied.
    First edition, number 93 of 250 copies only on handmade paper. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110005

    Reserve

  15. Exploits of Don Quixote.
    First Ardizzone edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109907

    Reserve

  16. War and Peace
    A handsomely leather bound set of this classic novel which was first published in 1868. Learn More
    £640

    Stock Code: 107374

    Reserve

  17. The Friend of the Family; and The Gambler.
    First edition in English of the author's two novels. The Gambler was originally published in Russia in 1867, The Friend of the Family (also known as The Village of Stepanchikovo), in 1859. Scarce, only one copy is recorded to have appeared at auction in the past forty years. Number XXII in the Vizetelly's One Volume Novels... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 111784

    Reserve

  18. Kumara Sambhava.
    First edition, a notably untrimmed and wide-margined copy of one of the most important works of Sanskrit literature, by the "greatest Indian writer of any epoch" (Ency. Brit.) An epic poem in eight cantos, Kumara Sambhava tells of Shiva's seduction by Parvati and the eventual birth of their son Kumara, the war god, following... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 111595

    Reserve

  19. Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories.
    First edition in English, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Par Philip, Gabriel, '89." From the library of the Irish book collector Dr Philip Murray. In his book, The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), Murray writes: "I had heard that the Mexican postal system is one of the most unreliable anywhere... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 112859

    signed

    Reserve

Showing items 1-20 of 358

List Grid

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5