The George Locke Collection of Robert Aickman, Comprising Inscribed First Editions, Proofs and Letters.


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London, Collins, Cape, Gollancz, Arkham, Barrie & Rockliff, 1951-1985. First editions unless stated otherwise. A superlative collection of Aickman. The finest we've encountered. 28 Items. 

Comprising: 

[1] Tales of Love and Death, Gollancz, 1977. Inscribed 'With best wishes to George Locke Robert Aickman, 1977'. Crease to jacket rear. 

[2] Cold Hand in Mine, Gollancz, 1975. Inscribed 'for George Locke, Robert Aickman, 1976' 

[3] Sub Rosa Proof, Gollancz, 1968. Unsigned. In the proof jacket which is creased to the top edge, biro on upper wrap noting 'uncorrected' with lines. 

[4] The Attempted Rescue, Gollancz, 1966. Inscribed 'For George Locke with all good wishes Robert Aickman, January 1979, 12 Gledhaw Gardens, SW5'. A little edge wear. 

[5] Intrusions Proof, Gollancz, 1980. With proof jacket. Inscribed 'Robert Aickman, July 1980. The prelim pages needs some rearrangement: otherwise a good start. RA' Some creasing to the jacket.

 [6] Cold Hand in Mine, Gollancz, 1975. Proof in proof jacket. Unsigned, some creasing to the jacket. 

[7] Sub Rosa, Gollancz, 1968. Inscribed 'For George Locke with all good wishes Robert Aickman, February 1977', a little rubbed. 

[8] Night Voices, Gollancz, 1985. Uncorrected proof in the proof jacket. Compliments slip from Barry Humphries laid in. Some creasing 

[9] Tales of Love and Death, Gollancz, 1977. Long Galleys. Inscribed 'Admirable Proof! Very few exist, Robert Aickman. 

[10] Original Artwork for Intrusions by Andrzej Krauze. This is the actual piece used, rather than a prelim or study. 

[11] Know Your Waterways, Coram, [n.d.]. In the jacket. 

[12] Travellers by Night, 1967, Arkham House. Inscribed 'For George Locke from Robert Aickman, February 1976.' Additionally inscribed by the wonderful Ramsey Campbell 'My Best to you George, Ramsey Campbell, 28/2/76'. Some toning, NF. 

[13] We are for the Dark (with Elizabeth Jane Howard), Cape, 1951. Inscribed 'For George Locke with best wishes from Robert Aickman, February 1977'. Some edge wear to the jacket. 20mm closed tear to lower spine. 

[14] We are for the Dark (with Elizabeth Jane Howard), Cape, 1951. Proof. Owner's name. Not signed. 

[15] Dark Entries, Collins, 1964. Inscribed 'For George Locke with all good wishes, Robert Aickman, February 1976' Some handling wear, but a nice copy. 

[16] Powers of Darkness, Collins, 1966. Inscribed 'With Best Wishes from Robert Aickman, BFS Convention 1976'. A little edge wear, price-clipped. 

[17] The Fourth Ghost Book (ed. James Turner), Barrie & Rockliff, 1965. Unsigned. Some wear. 

[18] The Fourth Ghost Book (ed. James Turner), Barrie & Rockliff, 1965. Proof. Turner's copy with his corrections. Letter laid in from RA to Turner requesting a couple of changes, which Turner then executes. A nice link. A little soiling. 

[19] The Third Ghost Book (e.d Cynthia Asquith), Barrie, 1955. Proof copy. Some wear. Unsigned. 

[20] Note from GL to RA discussing buying/selling books, with reply from RA on same sheet 

[21] Card from RA to GL discussing books, including his grandfather Richard Marsh and his collection. 

[22] Invoice from GL to RA for the sale of a Marsh book, note from RA to GL on reverse discussing further requests. 

[23] TLS 1pp from RA to GL asking him to locate a book for Kirby Macauley.

[24] Postcard from RA to GL discussing the Sub Rosa books he signed, dated 1977 (nine years after publication). 

[25] TLS 1pp from RA to GL discussing the 40 copies of Sub Rosa 

[26] Another TLS 1pp discussing the 40 Sub Rosas, RA to GL. 

[27] Autograph postcard from RA to GL requesting a JM Barrie book. 

[28] Invoice from GL to RA dated 1980 for a Marsh book, included is a copy of Aickman's own Intrusions in proof which GL has requested of RA a signature and a 'remark on the opinion of the DW art' - As shown in [5] RA instead commented on the proof. 

Most items have pencil indentations from George's heavy hand. [8568, Hyraxia Books].


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