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  1. The Poetical Works and other Writings.

    The Poetical Works and other Writings.

    Now first brought together including poems and numerous letters not before published edited with notes and appendices by Harry Buxton Forman. In four volumes.
    A particularly handsome set of Keatss worksS Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1883

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116013

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  2. Cecil Beaton's New York.

    Cecil Beaton's New York.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115996

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    Far East.

    First edition, first impression, of this travelogue, the fruits of Beaton's work for the Ministry of Information. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Leslie Mars with best wishes from Cecil Beaton 1973." Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1945

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115922

    Signed: Yes

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  4. The Christmas books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man.

    The Christmas books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man.

    An attractively bound set of Dickens's famous sequence of annual Christmas books, including the rare first Bradbury and Evans edition of A Christmas Carol (stated eleventh edition). It was issued after Dickens fell out with Chapman and Hall over dwindling returns, and he had Bradbury and Evans publish separate issues of the "Eleventh" and "Twelfth" editions under their imprint. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1845

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115796

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  5. The Grapes of Ralph.

    The Grapes of Ralph.

    Wine According to Ralph Steadman.
    First edition, impression. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1992

    Published:

    Stock Code: 115747

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  6. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.

    The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.

    One of 500 numbered sets. This edition was published to celebrated Dahl's 75th birthday on 13 September 1991. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1991

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115620

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  7. The Rubiyt of Omar Khayym.

    The Rubiyt of Omar Khayym.

    The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English verse.
    The Golden Treasury Series. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115605

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  8. Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It.

    Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It.

    Extracted from The Plays of William Shakespeare, with the purest text, and the briefest notes. Edited by J. Payne Collier.
    An lavish and extraordinarily thoughtful Golden Wedding Anniversary gift, privately printed versions of Shakespeare's romantic plays Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It bound together in a fine Ramage binding, with 9 carat gold clasps bearing the initials of the married couple engraved in them. The front board bears an apposite quotation from Romeo & Juilet, "That book in many's eyes doth share the glory, / That in gold clasps locks in the golden story", and the rear one from As You Like It, "'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, / And after one hour more ‘twill be eleven; / And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1876

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115593

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  9. The Collected Poems.

    The Collected Poems.

    With A Memoir.
    An attractively bound copy. It was first published in 1918 and revised and reset in 1928. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115292

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  10. The Trapp Family Book of Christmas Songs.
    signed

    The Trapp Family Book of Christmas Songs.

    Signed by Maria von Trapp on the front free endpaper. This is a later printing of the book first published in 1950, produced to tie in with the 1965 American musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and features a still from the film on the dust jacket. It contains an introduction by Maria von Trapp, the stepmother and head of the Trapp Family Singers, and features illustrations by one of her stepdaughters, Agathe. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: [c.1965]

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115207

    Signed: Yes

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  11. 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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  12. Red Riding Hood.
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    Red Riding Hood.

    Retold in verse for boys and girls to read themselves.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the artist on the title page and inscribed "for Bob [Wilson]", who used to run the Phoenix bookshop and publishing house in Greenwich Village and is the author of bibliographies of Gertrude Stein and Gregory Corso. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114974

    Signed: Yes

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  13. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.
    signed

    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1995

    Published: Guildford

    Stock Code: 114866

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Wyman Shoots Chagall.
    signed

    Wyman Shoots Chagall.

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies signed by Wyman. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1998

    Published: Guildford

    Stock Code: 114861

    Signed: Yes

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  15. 25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.
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    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies. Signed by Bob Gruen. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1997

    Published: Guildford

    Stock Code: 114858

    Signed: Yes

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  16. Rara Arithmetica.

    Rara Arithmetica.

    A catalogue of the arithmetics written before the year MDCI with a description of those in the library of George Arthur Plimpton of New York.
    First edition, first printing. A limited edition of 150 copies was published simultaneously. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1908

    Published: Boston & London

    Stock Code: 114759

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  17. The Stock Exchange in the Year 1900.

    The Stock Exchange in the Year 1900.

    A Souvenir.
    First edition, one of 1,000 copies of the "Édition ordinaire", simultaneously published with the deluxe edition of which there were 300 copies. This lavishly produced and illustrated monograph includes a history of the Stock Exchange by Charles Duguid, City editor of the Westminster Gazette, a survey of its benevolent fund and orchestral society by the compiler, a chapter on the sporting life of The House and over 30 portraits of the trustees, managers and members of the Committee for General Purposes. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: [1900]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114628

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  18. The Banks of New York, their Dealers, the Clearing House, and the Panic of 1857. With a Financial Chart.

    The Banks of New York, their Dealers, the Clearing House, and the Panic of 1857. With a Financial Chart.

    Second edition, published one year after the first. Gibbons, the son of influential Quakers, was a banker and the author of two books and a pseudonymous pamphlet on fiscal issues. This book has been described as "a clear and readable explanation of contemporary banking practise" (DAB), and it includes a series of humorous engravings. Gibbons was also a prominent abolitionist and he earned popular acclaim as author of the war song "We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand strong". Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1859

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114627

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  19. The Woodland Companion:

    The Woodland Companion:

    or, a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. Illustrated by plates.
    First edition of John Aikin's copiously illustrated pocket guide to thirty-five of the best-known British trees, most of them native species. "But as words alone would be inadequate to enable anyone not an adept in botanical science to ascertain the several species, [the writer] has added a set of plates for illustration, copied from the excellent figures subjoined by Dr. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1802

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114604

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  20. Sailing Directions for the Mediterranean Sea.

    Sailing Directions for the Mediterranean Sea.

    Compiled from the most recent surveys made by order of the British, French, and Spanish Governements. Part I. The Mediterranean West of Cape Spartivento, Italy; [Part II. The Eatern portion of the Mediterranean Sea. The Adriatic or Gulf of Venice, the Albanian and Grecian coasts, the Grecian Archipelago, and the coasts of Syria and Egypt; Part III. The Euxine, or Black Sea, and the Seas of Marmora and Azov; including also the navigation of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus.
    Early editions of Norie's pilots covering the West Mediterranean through to the Black Sea. John William Norrie (1772-1843) was a chart maker and hydrographer who published a large number of sailing directions, the majority of which were written by himself. His shop on Leadenhall Street in London, with its trade sign of a carved wooden midshipman, was immortalised by Charles Dickens in Dombey and Son. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1859

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114572

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