With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jonkers Rare Books of Henley-on-Thames has come up with a selection of ten titles chosen to make perfect gifts for a loved one on Friday. As ever, Jonkers can present all books in gift boxes, and next day courier delivery is available on all orders received before 3pm.
“Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears Today of past regrets and future Fears”
Sangorski And Sutcliffe
Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam
Beautiful Edition De Luxe, one of 550 copies, lavishly decorated throughout. First edition, 1910
“Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!”
Edmund Dulac; Edgar Allen Poe
A stunning copy of this beautifully illustrated book of Poe’s verse. First Deluxe edition, 1912.
Walter Pater; Errol Le Cain
Cupid And Psyche
The first edition of this ancient love story to bear Le Cain’s striking illustrations. Inscribed by the artist, “With lots of love, from Errol xxx”. 1977.
William Shakespeare; William Hatherell
Romeo And Juliet
First Hatherell edition. His depiction of the Veronese lovers is a beautiful and enchanting one. 1912.
The Romance Of King Arthur
A tender presentation of the Arthurian romances. First Rackham edition, 1917.
Florence Harrison; Alfred Tennyson
A beautiful presentation in Harrison’s Pre-Raphaelite style. First edition, 1912.
The Spy Who Loved Me
A beautiful copy of the first edition of this James Bond novel, 1962.
Love In A Cold Climate
First edition of the sequel to The Pursuit Of Love, 1949.
P. G. Wodehouse
Ice In The Bedroom
A lovely copy of this Wodehouse comedy with a romantic sub-plot. First edition, 1900.
An Artist In Italy
Edition de Luxe, one of 250 copies, with beautiful illustrations of Venice and Tuscany. 1913.