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  1. 116647comp
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    La Terre visitée.

    First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with Eliot during this process. In 1958 he wrote a literary criticism of Eliot which has been described as "a landmark in Eliot-criticism" (Mishra). Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1945

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 116647

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 116543comp
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    Revolt in the Desert.

    Presentation copy of the third impression, inscribed "To Brendy, Feb. 22. 1927, from Eric H. Kennington" on the front free endpaper, with an original sketch by Kennington of a baby's face with a halo and angel wings. With a laid-in slip of Kennington's Holly Copse (Goring Heath, Oxon) notepaper inscribed by his wife Celandine "To dear Brendy with ever-growing love & gratitude from Eric & Celandine Ap[ril] 1927", and Celandine's transcription of Lawrence's dedicatory poem to the complete edition Seven Pillars of Wisdom, "To S. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116543

    Signed: Yes

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  3. 116527comp
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    Passenger To Teheran.

    First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, and inscribed by the author to her lover Hilda "Stoker" Matheson (1888-1940). The inscription, to the front free endpaper, reads "From V. Dec 1928". This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and given to her then-lover Hilda Matheson (1888-1940), whom she nicknamed "Stoker", in December 1928. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116527

    Signed: Yes

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  4. 116523comp
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    Twelve Days.

    An account of a journey across the Bakhtiari Mountains in South-western Persia.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Sackville-West's Persian travelogue to her then lover Hilda "Stoker" Matheson, in an excellent example of the scarce jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "From V. Dec. 1928". This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and given to her then-lover Hilda Matheson (1888-1940), whom she nicknamed "Stoker", in December 1928. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: The Hogarth Press

    Stock Code: 116523

    Signed: Yes

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  5. 116497
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    The Collected Works:

    Vol.II: The King’s Threshold. On Baile’s Strand. Deirdre. The Shadowy Waters; Vol.III: Countess Cathleen. The Land of Heart’s Desire. The Unicorn from the Stars; Vol.IV: The Hour-Glass. Cathleen Ni Houlihan. The Golden Helmet. The Irish Dramatic Movement; Vol.V: The Celtic Twilight. Stories of Red Hanrahan; Vol.VI: Ideas of Good and Evil; Vol.VII: The Secret Rose; Rosa Alchemica. The Tables of Law. The Adoration of the Magi. John Sherman and Dhoya; Vol.VIII: Dicoveries. Edmund Spenser. Poetry and Tradition; & Other Essays.
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume four (very scarce thus), one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The signature to the half title of volume four reads "W. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1908

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116497

    Signed: Yes

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  6. 116357

    Théorie du paradoxe.

    [Bound with:] Théorie du libelle, ou L'Art de calomnier avec fruit, dialogue philosophique, pour servir de supplément à La Théorie du paradoxe. [By Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet; and:] Réponse sérieuse à M. L[inguet], par l'auteur de La Théorie du paradoxe.
    First collected edition of these three libelles. André Morellet (1727–1819) wrote his Théorie du paradoxe (1775) as a rebuttal to Linguet's anti-Physiocratic treatise on politics Théorie des lois civiles (1767), a work which "offended the Économistes by its disregard of Natural Law and its championship of Asiatic Despotism over modern freedom" (William Oliver Coleman, Economics and Its Enemies, 2002, p. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1775

    Published: Amsterdam [but Paris]

    Stock Code: 116357

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  7. 116326comp
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    Love Poet, Carpenter.

    Michael Longley at Seventy.
    Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies, signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley. Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the life and works of Longley. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 2009

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116326

    Signed: Yes

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  8. 116324comp
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    Collected Stories 1939-1976.

    Introduction by Gore Vidal.
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, No. 35 of 60 special copies signed by Bowles and Vidal on a tipped-in page and specially bound, from the edition of 1,110 copies. Additionally inscribed on the title page by Bowles to his biographer Virginia Spencer Carr, which reads "for Virginia, with all my love, - Paul, Tangier, 6/11/96". Virginia Spencer Carr Bowles first met Bowles in 1989 for an interview on Tennessee Williams. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1979

    Published: Santa Barbara

    Stock Code: 116324

    Signed: Yes

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  9. Studies in the Napoleonic Wars.
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    Studies in the Napoleonic Wars.

    First edition. This copy inscribed by the author to his son on the front free endpaper; "C.C.O. from his affectionate father, April 7th 1929\. Charles Chichele Oman (1901-82), was a noted antiquarian, author of a number of works on domestic silverware, keeper of the Department of Metalwork at the V A, and an active member of the Folklore Society. Largely comprised of papers that were "by-products" from Omans opus magnum A History of the Peninsular War. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115763

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Wellingtons Army, 180-9-1814.
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    Wellingtons Army, 180-9-1814.

    First edition. Presentation copy from Oman to his wife; \"To the Maker of the Index with the best love of the Writer of the Book, Oct. 19th 1912\" - \"The index is by the same loving hand which has worked on so many of my earlier volumes\" (Preface). Supplement to Omans opus magnum, offering \"somewhat that is new to most students concerning the organisation, day to day life, and psychology\" of Wellingtons famous Peninsular Army. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1912

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115762

    Signed: Yes

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  11. 115684comp
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    The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire saga:

    A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons.
    First editions, first printings, an excellent presentation set, the first three titles superbly inscribed to the same recipient, respectively "To Kim, may your winters be short, George R. R. M.", "To Kim, may your summers be bright, George R. R. M.", "To Kim, keep your sword sharp, George R. R. Martin", and the latter two titles signed. In addition, the third title, A Storm of Swords, is signed on the dedication leaf by the dedicatee Phyllis Eisenstein (b. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1996

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115684

    Signed: Yes

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  12. To the Memory of Edward Thomas.
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    To the Memory of Edward Thomas.

    First edition, sole impression, number 9 of 250 copies, this copy signed by James Guthrie and also the pressman John Freeman, in the very scarce dust jacket. This beautiful limited edition Pear Tree Press book produced by James Guthrie in memory of his friend the poet Edward Thomas who was killed in the First World War, already scarce in itself, was not issued signed, and is very scarce in the jacket - it is as such genuinely rare thus. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: Flansham

    Stock Code: 115591

    Signed: Yes

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  13. Moonfleet.
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    Moonfleet.

    First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed to publisher Reginald J. Smith on the front free endpaper, "Reginald J. Smith, from the author, 1st December 1898". Smith was editor of The Cornhill magazine (in which Falkner subsequently published a story) and head of Smith Elder publishing house from 1894. This copy bears several pencilled marginal corrections the hand of Falkner, whose attention to detail was legendary. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1898

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115523

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Joan Mir.
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    Joan Mir.

    First edition. Inscribed by the artist (in Catalan) at the request of Pere Portabella, “a Christopher Lee, amb afecte i admiracio, Miró, 11/iv/72” on the front free endpaper, with an original drawing. With a laid-in facsimile of a typed letter from Portabella, dated 27 April 2015, together with a facsmile of a covering letter from his assistant. Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,000

    Special Price £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: Barcelona

    Stock Code: 115482

    Signed: Yes

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  15. Antoni Tàpies. O, l'Escarnidor de Diademes.
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    Antoni Tàpies. O, l'Escarnidor de Diademes.

    First edition. Inscribed by the artist at the request of Pere Portabella “A Christopher Lee, Souvenir amical [sic] de Tapies, Barcelona, Avril 1970” on the half title. With a laid-in typed letter from Portabella, dated 27 April 2015 with his signature, reading: “I, Pere Portabella, Director and Producer of Films 59 in Barcelona, Spain, certify that many years ago I purchased two art books. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: Barcelona

    Stock Code: 115479

    Signed: Yes

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  16. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    In Three Volumes. The Eighth Edition.
    Mathematician Ada Lovelace's copy of the eighth edition (which reprints the introductions to the third and fourth editions). This copy bears the library stamps of now defunct Ashley Combe House, Ada Lovelace's and her husband's summer retreat in Exmoor and the location of their honeymoon in 1835. The rear pastedown of Volume 1 bears an ink annotation in a 19th-century hand not dissimilar to Ada Lovelace's, and elsewhere in the set there are pencil and ink annotations in various hands. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1796

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115178

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  17. Facsimile of America: A Prophecy.
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    Facsimile of America: A Prophecy.

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Mr. Paul Mellon, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a total edition of 526 copies printed on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy derives from the Trianon Press Archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1963

    Published: Clairvaux, Jura, France

    Stock Code: 115057

    Signed: Yes

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  18. Facsimile of Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.
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    Facsimile of Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a total edition of 558 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page being watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy derives from the Trianon Press Archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published: Clairvaux, Jura, France

    Stock Code: 115056

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Facsimile of The Song of Los.
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    Facsimile of The Song of Los.

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 copies reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press Archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1975

    Published: Clairvaux, Jura, France

    Stock Code: 115053

    Signed: Yes

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  20. Reproduction in reduced format of Water-Colour Designs for the Poems.
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    Reproduction in reduced format of Water-Colour Designs for the Poems.

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, number 1 of 28 numbered copies with the following calligraphic limitation notice signed by Geofrey Keynes, "This special edition bound in quarter morocco with added material shewing progressive stages of the printing of the plates is signed by the author & is limited to 28 numbered copies. No. 1. Geoffrey Keynes" . Learn More
    £1,575

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: Clairvaux, Jura, France

    Stock Code: 115023

    Signed: Yes

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