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POWELL, Anthony.

Rare books by Anthony Powell, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound copies, and complete sets of A Dance to the Music of Time.

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  1. Afternoon Men.

    Afternoon Men.

    First edition, first impression, of Anthony Powell's first novel. George Lilley quotes Powell as saying that Afternoon Men "probably had a print run of 2000 [copies]". Learn More
    £4,250

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104765

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  2. Afternoon Men.

    Afternoon Men.

    First US edition, first printing of Powell's first novel. The UK edition was published the previous year by Gerald Duckworth and Company, London. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 91515

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  3. From a View to a Death.
    signed

    From a View to a Death.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author for the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson and his wife on the front free endpaper, "Anthony & Tanya, many years later, Tony". The author's scarce third novel, from the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103276

    Signed: Yes

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  4. From a View to a Death.
    signed

    From a View to a Death.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Clara from the author, Tony Powell. Oct 17th 1933". Learn More
    £6,750

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83172

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Caledonia. A Fragment.
    signed

    Caledonia. A Fragment.

    Illustrated by Edward Burra.
    First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. This is the dedication copy of Powell's droll Anti-Scots pastiche, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen [referred to the in the printed dedication] and this copy being presented by the author himself. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 77382

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Agents and Patients.

    Agents and Patients.

    First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The fourth of Powell's pre-war novels and the final one for Duckworth in the extraordinary Misha Black dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94676

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  7. [Dance to the Music of Time:]
    signed

    [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer’s Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly’s; Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier’s Art; The Military Philosophers; Books Do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies.
    First editions, first impressions. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper of A Buyer's Market "For Marjorie Matan from Anthony Powell February, 1958." Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published:

    Stock Code: 43876

    Signed: Yes

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  8. [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer’s Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly’s; Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier’s Art; The Military Philosophers; Books Do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies.
    First editions, first impressions. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107353

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  9. The Acceptance World. A Novel.

    The Acceptance World. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression of the third novel in A Dance to the Music of Time. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87833

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  10. The Acceptance World.
    signed

    The Acceptance World.

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Anthony Powell on the title page. The third volume in Powell's magnum opus. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published:

    Stock Code: 47787

    Signed: Yes

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  11. At Lady Molly's.

    At Lady Molly's.

    First Edition, First Impression. The fourth volume in Powell's sequence of novels "Dance to the Music of Time." Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 42785

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  12. The Valley of Bones. A Novel.

    The Valley of Bones. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £80

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85719

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  13. The Valley of Bones. A Novel.

    The Valley of Bones. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression. The seventh book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109385

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  14. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression. The eighth book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £65

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85710

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  15. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression, review copy with the publisher's slip laid-in. The eighth book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time sequence. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85713

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  16. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Arthur from Tony. Hands across the sea. Sept. 1966." The recipient was Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the American historian, writer and political adviser. Schlesinger was a fan of Powell who wrote an essay, "Anthony Powell: The Prosopographer as Novelist", for the Powell Symposium in Summary magazine (autumn 1970). Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109842

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  17. The Soldier's Art. A Novel.
    signed

    The Soldier's Art. A Novel.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "K. S. Genigson[?] is confirmed in possession of this book. Anthony Powell, Sept 1966", and additionally signed by Powell on the title page, having crossed out his printed name. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 113390

    Signed: Yes

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  18. The Military Philosophers.

    The Military Philosophers.

    First Edition.. The ninth volume of Powell's great novel sequence, "A Dance to the Music of Time". Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published:

    Stock Code: 31646

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  19. The Military Philisophers.

    The Military Philisophers.

    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £85

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published:

    Stock Code: 42898

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  20. The Military Philosophers.
    signed

    The Military Philosophers.

    A Novel.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Powell on the front free endpaper, "Andrew Myhilt[?] is confirmed in possession of this book, Anthony Powell, February 1970", and additionally signed by Powell on the title page, having crossed out his printed name. Quite scarce inscribed. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80232

    Signed: Yes

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