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  1. 117129

    Italian Tales.

    Tales of Humour, Gallantry, and Romance, selected and translated from the Italian. With sixteen illustrative drawings by George Cruikshank.
    First edition, first issue, with issue points including the plate "The Dead Rider" at p. 58 which was omitted from the second issue. Cruikshank's illustrations were described by John Ruskin as "the finest things, next to Rembrandt's, that, as far as I know, have been done since etching was invented" (ODNB). Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1824

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117129

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  2. 117125

    Tales of Three Hemispheres.

    First UK edition, first impression, using the sheets of the American edition. This book of 12 short stories was, despite the English author, first published by Luce in Boston in 1919. Dunsany was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117125

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  3. 117119

    A Change of World.

    With a Foreword by W. H. Auden.
    First edition, first printing of 551 copies, with a reprint in the same year of further 503 copies. This is Rich's first published work, and is Volume 48 of The Yale Series of Younger Poets. The Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition is an annual event which publishes the first collection of a promising American poet. Auden chose the winners and edited the series between 1947 and 1959. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: New Haven, CT

    Stock Code: 117119

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  4. 117118comp
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    The Edwardians.

    Signed limited edition, number 18 of 125 copies signed by the author. This novel "celebrated the lavish style of country house life that she had observed in her parents' heyday at Knole" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117118

    Signed: Yes

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  5. 117097comp
    signed

    The Inheritors:

    an extravagant story.
    First edition, second issue, with the corrected dedication (Harvey notes that "only four copies known of the first issue"), predating the UK edition by five weeks. Signed boldly by Conrad on the half-title "Joseph Conrad". Although The Inheritors is "generally regarded as a science fiction tale of a group of people from another, apparently parallel, world who call themselves The Dimensionists" (Locke) it is also related to Heart of Darkness (serialised 1899, published in book form 1902) in that Conrad and Hueffer - in their first collaboration - "satirised Leopold II [King of the of Belgians] as the greedy and unscrupulous Duc de Mersch" (Jeffrey Myers, Joseph Conrad: A Biography, 2001, p. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1901

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 117097

    Signed: Yes

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  6. 117087

    Surely Youre Joking Mr. Feynman!

    Adventures of a Curious Character.
    First edition, first printing of Feynman's classic volume of memoirs, including humorous and insightful stories from his childhood, education at MIT, work on the Manhattan Project, and his teaching and research career. The title refers to the bafflement of an administrator's wife at MIT when the inexperienced young Feynman requested both lemon and cream in his tea. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1985

    Published: New York & London

    Stock Code: 117087

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  7. 117071

    At Bertrams Hotel.

    Featuring Miss Marple.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117071

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  8. 117070

    Postern of Fate.

    First edition, first impression. This was Christie's last novel. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1973

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117070

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  9. 117069

    The Clocks.

    First edition, first impression of this Poirot mystery. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1963

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117069

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  10. 117068

    A Pocket Full of Rye.

    First edition, first impression of Christie's best-loved novel. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117068

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  11. 117065

    They Came to Baghdad.

    First edition, first impression of the thriller set in Baghdad, which Christie knew well from her visits with her husband, the archaeologist, Sir Max Mallowan. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117065

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  12. 117064

    Mrs McGintys Dead.

    First edition, first impression of this Poirot mystery. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117064

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  13. 117063

    Ordeal by Innocence.

    First edition, first impression of one of Christie's own favourites. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117063

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  14. 117061

    Dead Mans Folly.

    First edition, first impression. The book features Christie's alter ego, Ariadne Oliver, and Poirot. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117061

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  15. 117060

    The Stones of Venice.

    First edition of Ruskin's magnum opus, one of the key texts of the aesthetic movement. Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and The Seven Lamps of Architecture "with their obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice… proved a revolutionary success" (PMM). "The importance of The Stones of Venice lies … in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1851-1853

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117060

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  16. 117059
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117059

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  17. 117058

    Endless Night.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117058

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  18. 117057

    Passenger to Frankfurt.

    An Extravaganza.
    First edition, first impression. It was published to celebrate Christie's 80th birthday. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117057

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  19. 117056

    The Pale Horse.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1961

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117056

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  20. 117054

    Sleeping Murder.

    Miss Marples Last Case.
    First edition, first impression. This was the second of two books Christie had written during the Blitz and put aside as a legacy for her daughter Rosalind. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 117054

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