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    In Dubious Battle.

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 99 copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116734

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 116595comp
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    On the Suchness of the Old Boy.

    Drawings by Sappho Durrell.
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 177 of 226 copies signed by the poet and the artist, consisting of 200 numbered and 26 lettered copies. None of the lettered copies were for sale. This was the only collaboration between Sappho Durrell and her father; she was 21 at the time of publication and completing an English degree from York University. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116595

    Signed: Yes

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    A Bibliography of the Writings of D. H. Lawrence.

    With a Foreword by D. H. Lawrence.
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, one of 100 large-paper copies signed by Lawrence and the bibliographer on the limitation page; there were 500 regular copies printed at the same time. Lawrence's foreword, "The Bad Side of Books" ("What do I care for first or last editions?... To me, no book has a date, no book has a binding"), was reprinted in Phoenix: Posthumous Papers (1936). Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published: Philadelphia

    Stock Code: 116552

    Signed: Yes

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    "The Bank."

    First and sole edition, number 18 of 50 copies of this short story privately published by the author, originally composed in Berlin in 1928. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title, "For Anthony Hobson affectionately, Jimmy Stern, my first effort 1928, Whitsbury 6. iv. 1975"; together with an autograph letter signed by Stern to Anthony Hobson, dated 24 April 1975, with the original envelope, giving details of Stern's banking life: "In all I spent ('did' or wasted) 2½ years in banks - in London, Frankfurt & Berlin. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1975

    Published: Blandford

    Stock Code: 116549

    Signed: Yes

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  5. 116546
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    Three Madrigals.

    First edition, first printing, number 59 of 150 signed and numbered copies; there were another 12 copies reserved for the author. The book reprints the author's holograph manuscript in facsimile. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116546

    Signed: Yes

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    The Plant-Magic Man.

    First edition in book form, signed limited issue. Number 197 of 200 copies signed and numbered by the author on the colophon, and handbound by Earle Grey for the publisher. This is the fifth book in the Yes! Capra Chapbook Series, edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Durrell's essay first appeared in the Paris Edition of the New York Herald Tribune and Midi Libre. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1973

    Published: Santa Barbara

    Stock Code: 116530

    Signed: Yes

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    Ash Wednesday.

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 539 of 600 copies signed by the author. Of this, 200 were offered for sale in the United Kingdom, and the rest exported to the United States. The UK trade issue appeared five days later in a run of 2,000 copies on 29 April, and the same number of copies were printed for the US trade issue in September. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116499

    Signed: Yes

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    Grimms Other Tales.

    A new selection by Wilhelm Hansen: translated & edited by Ruth Michaelis-Jena and Arthur Ratcliff: Illustrated with ten wood-engravings by Gwenda Morgan.
    First edition, copy number 7 of 75 specially bound deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator, from a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Poliphilus type on Arnold's mould-made paper by the Chiswick Press. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116490

    Signed: Yes

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    The Trembling of the Veil.

    First edition, first impression, number 766 of 1,000 subscribers copies on handmade paper signed by the author. This is an exceptional copy in the dust jacket. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of the many original instalments of Yeats's autobiographical works, an honest retrospective from the poet's late middle-age offering an imaginative critique of a changing world. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116481

    Signed: Yes

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    Hailstones.

    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 250 cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page. There were also 500 unsigned copies, bound in paper wrappers. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1984

    Published: Dublin

    Stock Code: 116343

    Signed: Yes

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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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    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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    After Summer.

    Illustrations by Timothy Engelland.
    First and signed limited edition of 250 copies. Inscription reads “Seamus Heaney in the Grolier April 28 1979” referring to The Grolier Club in Manhattan founded in 1884 for “book lovers and graphic art fans”. From the library of noted Irish bibliophile, Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), who befriended Heaney. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1978

    Published: Northampton

    Stock Code: 116275

    Signed: Yes

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    The Compleat Angler,

    or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers.
    Signed limited edition, number 302 of 775 copies signed by the artist. First published in 1653, The Compleat Angler is considered by many to be Walton's most enduring work (ODNB). Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116245

    Signed: Yes

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    Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    Retold by Laurence Housman.
    Signed limited edition, number 309 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham. Susan Lambert noted that, compared to Rackham, Dulac ‘made greater use of the breakthrough in four-colour printing, conceiving and modelling his pictures in colour rather than adding colours to a linear design'" (ODNB). Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116101

    Signed: Yes

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  16. The Compleat Angler,
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    The Compleat Angler,

    The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers.
    Number 114 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115994

    Signed: Yes

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  17. The Vicar of Wakefield.
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    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    Number 490 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115989

    Signed: Yes

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  18. Ill Seen Ill Said.
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    Ill Seen Ill Said.

    Translated from the French by the author.
    Limited edition, number 226 of 299 numbered copies signed by Beckett on the half-title; originally published as Mal vu mal dit (Paris: Éditions du Minuit, 1981) and in Beckett's English translation by Grove Press (New York, 1981). Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1982

    Published: Northridge, California

    Stock Code: 115939

    Signed: Yes

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  19. How It Is.
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    How It Is.

    Translated from the French by the Author.
    First and limited UK edition, number 80 of 100 copies signed by Beckett; originally published as Comment c'est (Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1961). Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115937

    Signed: Yes

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  20. De Profundis: A Facsimile.
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    De Profundis: A Facsimile.

    Introduction by Merlin Holland.
    Facsimile edition, number 9 of 95 copies signed by Merlin Holland (Wilde's grandson) and dated 30 November 2000, from a total edition of 590. This facsimile of Wilde's original manuscript was published on the centenary of Wilde's death, on 30 November 1900. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 2000

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115839

    Signed: Yes

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