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  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £12,500

    First edition, first impression, with all the requisite points: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, copyright Joanne Rowling, and the repeated “1 wand” on the list of equipment on p. 53. The first and scarcest of the Harry Potter books. Read more

  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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    DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964

    £3,000

    First edition, first printing with the six line colophon on the last page (this was cut to five in all subsequent printings). This US edition precedes the English by three years. Read more

  3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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    [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne] TWAIN, Mark.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1884

    £2,250

    First edition, first issue. With publisher’s catalogue dated Oct 1884. The English edition precedes the American first edition. Read more

  4. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner.
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    (KAUFFER, E. McKnight) DEFOE, Daniel.

    The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner. 1929

    £1,750

    Limited Edition of 535 numbered copies of which this is number 395. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis’s Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer’s real …Read more

  5. The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book. 1894 & 1895

    £4,250

    First editions, first impressions. Read more

  6. The Cat in the Hat.
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    SEUSS, Dr.

    The Cat in the Hat. 1957

    £2,750

    First edition, first issue. Read more

  7. Ariel.
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    PLATH, Sylvia.

    Ariel. 1965

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression. One of 3,100 copies printed. Read more

  8. The Adventures of Superman.
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    LOWTHER, George.

    The Adventures of Superman. 1942

    £2,500

    First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman’s birth and early life. Read more

  9. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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    SMITH, Dodie.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. 1956

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  10. Moby Dick or The Whale.
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    (KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

    Moby Dick or The Whale. 1930

    £1,375

    First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Read more

  11. Eloise in Paris.
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    THOMPSON, Kay.

    Eloise in Paris. 1957

    £3,750

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  12. The Lord of the Rings.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

    The Lord of the Rings. 1968

    £1,875

    First one-volume edition. The Lord of the Rings was always intended as a single-volume work, though it was originally published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955, in part due to post-war paper shortages. This edition, originally issued as a paperback, has Tolkien’s definitive text, …Read more

  13. Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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    CAPOTE, Truman.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 1958

    £2,750

    First edition, first printing of Capote’s classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Gorgeously hand-bound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long …Read more

  14. The Old Huntsman
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    SASSOON, Siegfried.

    The Old Huntsman 1917

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. One of the author’s key collections of war poetry. Read more

  15. My African Journey.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    My African Journey. 1908

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  16. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression of this much loved children’s classic. Read more

  17. The Little Prince.
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    SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de.

    The Little Prince. 1943

    £2,000

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author’s native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously. Read more

  18. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) OMAR KHAYYÁM; Edward Fitzgerald (trans.)

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £1,750

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  19. Mummy’s Bedtime Story Book.
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    (KING, Jessie M.) "MARION" [Gemmell, Marion.]

    Mummy’s Bedtime Story Book. [1929]

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  20. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland; [together with:] Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge] CARROLL, Lewis.

    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland; [together with:] Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There. 1868 & 1872

    £4,850

    Alice in Wonderland is tenth thousand and Through the Looking Glass is a first edition. A handsomely bound set. Read more

  21. The Wind in the Willows.
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    GRAHAME, Kenneth.

    The Wind in the Willows. 1908

    £3,000

    First edition, first impression, of Grahame’s children’s classic. Read more

  22. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis.

    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. 1879

    £1,950

    Sixty-second thousand. First published in 1865. Read more

  23. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.)

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. 1913

    £3,750

    Signed limited edition. One of 1,130 numbered copies signed by the artist. Read more

  24. “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”; “But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes”.
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    LOOS, Anita.

    “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”; “But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes”. 1926 & 1928

    £4,750

    First editions, first printings. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is inscribed on the half-title “Greetings to Gareth L. Pawlowski from Anita Loos May 15th 1973” along with a hand written letter dated April 22nd ’73 with envelope loosely inserted. But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes is inscribed on the …Read more

  25. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1902

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  26. The Godfather.
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    PUZO, Mario.

    The Godfather. 1969

    £1,375

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  27. Stories from the Arabian Nights.
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    DULAC, Edmund.

    Stories from the Arabian Nights. 1907

    £3,000

    Signed limited edition, number 149 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. …Read more

  28. Sindbad the Sailor
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    (DULAC, Edmund.)

    Sindbad the Sailor [1914]

    £2,000

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  29. Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell.
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    WOOLF, Virginia.

    Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell. 1927

    £6,000

    Third edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 201. This copy is signed by both Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, though the limitation does not call for signatures and signed copies such as this one are rare. Kew Gardens was Woolf’s first …Read more

  30. Stuart Little.
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    WHITE, E. B.

    Stuart Little. 1945

    £1,850

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  31. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SHAKESPEARE, William.

    A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. 1908

    £2,250

    Signed limited edition. Number 170 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  32. Gone With The Wind.
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    MITCHELL, Margaret.

    Gone With The Wind. 1936

    £3,750

    First edition, first printing with the copyright date May 1939. A fine example of the Chelsea Bindery’s work. Read more

  33. Royal Yachts.
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    GAVIN, C. M.

    Royal Yachts. 1932

    £2,000

    First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies. Read more

  34. Great Contemporaries.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    Great Contemporaries. 1937

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  35. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
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    WILDE, Oscar.

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales. 1888

    £2,750

    First edition, trade issue. Read more

  36. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE, J. M.

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. 1906

    £4,750

    Signed limited edition, no. 266 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced …Read more

  37. [Complete set of Harry Potter Collector’s Edition Deluxe:]
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    ROWLING, J. K.

    [Complete set of Harry Potter Collector’s Edition Deluxe:] 1999–2007

    £18,000

    First deluxe editions, with the number “1” or “First Edition” on the printing line. Read more

  38. The House At Pooh Corner
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    MILNE, A. A.

    The House At Pooh Corner 1928

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. The final book in the Winnie-the-Pooh series. Read more

  39. Home and Garden.
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    JEKYLL, Gertrude.

    Home and Garden. 1900

    £1,250

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  40. The River War
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    The River War 1902

    £2,000

    New and Revised Edition. Read more

  41. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
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    BAUM, L. Frank.

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. 1902

    £3,950

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  42. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. 1900

    £1,750

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  43. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. [1907]

    £5,000

    Limited edition of 1,130 copies. Unusually for Rackham, he did not sign this limited edition, as he was out of the country while the edition was in preparation. Read more

  44. Arms and the Covenant.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    Arms and the Covenant. 1938

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  45. Frankenstein.
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    (WARD, Lynd.) SHELLEY, Mary.

    Frankenstein. 1934

    £1,375

    First Lynd Ward illustrated edition, first printing. The American artist Lynd Kendall Ward (1905–1985) is probably best known for his series of wordless novels, a precursor to the modern graphic novel, a “wordless” style he carries over here into Mary Shelley’s novel to superb effect. Read more

  46. [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea.
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    DURRELL, Lawrence.

    [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea. 1957–60

    £4,500

    Firs editions, first impressions. Perhaps Durrell’s greatest success, a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt, before and during World War II. Read more

  47. The Happy Prince.
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    (ROBINSON, Charles) WILDE, Oscar.

    The Happy Prince. 1913

    £1,750

    First Robinson edition. Read more

  48. A Clockwork Orange.
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    BURGESS, Anthony.

    A Clockwork Orange. 1962

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression. Read more

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