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  1. Captains Courageous.

    Captains Courageous. 1897

    £750.00

    First UK book edition, first impression. Preceded by the US book edition the previous month, and originally published 1896-7 in Pearson’s Magazine. Written while newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling’s only novel set entirely in America. With bookplate and small blue …Read more

  2. The BFG.
    New Arrival

    The BFG. 1982

    £950.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Quentin Blake on the title page. With the ticket to the signing loosely inserted. Read more

  3. The Witches.
    New Arrival

    The Witches. 1983

    £950.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Quentin Blake on the title page. With the ticket to the signing loosely inserted. Read more

  4. The Twits.
    New Arrival

    The Twits. 1980

    £1,000.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Quentin Blake on the title page. Read more

  5. When We Were Very Young.
    New Arrival

    When We Were Very Young. 1924

    £1,250.00

    First edition, second state with the page number ix present in the preliminaries. The first and scarcest of the Pooh books. Read more

  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    New Arrival

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1999

    £2,000.00

    First edition, first impression. With the number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, “Joanne Rowling” as the copyright holder instead of J. K. Rowling, and the dropped line of text on page 7. There were 10,000 copies of this first printing, …Read more

  7. The House at Pooh Corner.
    New Arrival

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £500.00

    First edition, first impression, trade issue. A lovely copy. Read more

  8. Esio Trot.
    New Arrival

    Esio Trot. 1990

    £450.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by Quentin Blake. With the signing event ticket loosely inserted. Read more

  9. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.
    New Arrival

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. 1991

    £450.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Quentin Blake on the title page. Written in the last days of Roald Dahl’s life for the benefit of The Dyslexia Institute with both Dahl & Blake donating their rights. Read more

  10. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £800.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  11. Matilda.
    New Arrival

    Matilda. 1988

    £1,000.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Quentin Blake. Ticket to the signing event loosely inserted. Read more

  12. The Orange Fairy Book.
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    The Orange Fairy Book. 1906

    £450.00

    First edition, first impression, of the tenth instalment in Lang’s Fairy Book series. A lovely copy. Read more

  13. Cosmographicus…
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    Cosmographicus… 1533

    £5,500.00

    First enlarged edition with the addition of the Libellus de locorum describendorum ratione, & de eorum distantiis inveniendis of Gemma Frisius, in which Frisius first described the principal of triangulation for use in surveying. The Cosmographia of Petrus Apianus was one of the most popular …Read more

  14. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. 1909

    £750.00

    First edition. The sequel to the tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The first two printings are identical. Read more

  15. The Tailor of Gloucester.
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    The Tailor of Gloucester. 1903

    £1,250.00

    First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. This edition was preceded by 500 copies privately printed for the author. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and sixteen are entirely new for this edition. Read more

  16. The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.

    The Illustrated Christmas Cracker. 2002

    £45.00

    First edition, first impression. An amusing assortment of entertaining extracts, wittily illustrated with Quentin Blake’s quirky drawings. Read more

  17. The Sky Bandits.
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    The Sky Bandits. [1938]

    £275.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  18. London.
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    London. 1841-44

    £150.00

    First edition. A handsomely bound set. Read more

  19. The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.
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    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746. 1859

    £185.00

    First edition. A handsome copy. Read more

  20. War Horse.
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    War Horse. 1982

    £2,500.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Morpurgo and Victor Ambrus on the title page. Scarce first edition of the author’s celebrated novel, which was adapted into a hugely successful play and a Steven Spielberg film. Laid in is a publisher’s letter to Ambrus dated 22nd …Read more

  21. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox. 1970

    £600.00

    First UK edition, first impression, with the US edition published the same year. An attractive copy of the classic tale, which is increasingly scarce in this printing. Read more

  22. The Twits.
    New Arrival

    The Twits. 1980

    £475.00

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy. Read more

  23. A Christmas Carol.
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    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £10,000.00

    Signed limited edition, no. 449 of 525 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Presentation copy inscribed by Rackham on the half-title to American author and illustrator Oliver Herford, “To Oliver Herford, Arthur Rackham, 1927″, underneath Rackham’s original ink drawing of two birds dressed as …Read more

  24. A Christmas Carol.
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    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £1,375.00

    First Rackham edition. Read more

  25. The Borrowers.
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    The Borrowers. 1952

    £2,750.00

    First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works. Read more

  26. The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.
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    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales. [1910]

    £3,000.00

    First Dulac edition. Signed presentation copy on the half-title “To my friend Ernest Brown with all best wishes Edmund Dulac” alongside an ink drawing of a lady in a ball gown. Ernest Brown was one of the principals at the Leicester Galleries in London where …Read more

  27. Sing For Christmas.

    Sing For Christmas. 1943

    £75.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, ” For Miss Julia F. Carter, with warm personal regards from Opal wheeler Macrae”. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss …Read more

  28. Wuthering Heights.
    New Arrival

    Wuthering Heights. 1931

    £1,250.00

    First Leighton trade edition. Read more

  29. [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    [The Chronicles of Narnia:] 1950–56

    £9,750.00

    First editions, first impressions. A complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia. Read more

  30. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

    Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales. [1917]

    £475.00

    First Rackham edition. With a loosely inserted extra colour plate and a contemporary newspaper article on the brothers Grimm and the Harz Mountains. Read more

  31. The Hobbit.

    The Hobbit. 1937

    £11,000.00

    First edition, first printing. A beautifully bound copy of this high spot of children’s literature. Read more

  32. George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    George’s Marvellous Medicine. 1981

    £300.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  33. Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.

    Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet. 1957

    £12,500.00

    Autograph letter and original drawing of Piglet, seated on the grass with a dandelion clock; “The Piglet was sitting on the ground at the door of his house blowing happily at a dandelion, and wondering whether it would be this year, next year, some time …Read more

  34. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964

    £2,500.00

    First edition, first printing (with the six-line colophon on the final page which was cut to five in subsequent printings). A very attractive copy of this beloved children’s tale. Read more

  35. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817. [after 1835]

    £12,500.00

    First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed of paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. …Read more

  36. Watership Down.

    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,950.00

    Number 47 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams’ first novel. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses. When finally issued by Rex Collings in 1972, sales exceeded 100,000 in the …Read more

  37. The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows. 1908

    £6,750.00

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

  38. Stuart Little.

    Stuart Little. 1945

    £1,250.00

    First edition, first printing. “Although ‘Stuart Little’ may be listed as a children’s book, and children will undoubtedly be the excuse for getting it into the house, it it for all ages, all shapes and sizes of readers who like the light fantastic tone” (Beney, …Read more

  39. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle. 1920

    £750.00

    First edition, first printing of the first title in the Dr. Dolittle series. Read more

  40. The Compleat Angler.

    The Compleat Angler. 1931

    £300.00

    First Rackham edition. Based upon the edition published in 1897 edited by Richard Le Gallienne, the text is taken from the 1697 fifth edition, with the author’s last lifetime revisions, “but the spelling is modernised”. Read more

  41. Danny. The Champion of the World.

    Danny. The Champion of the World. 1975

    £3,500.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to “Audrey love Roald Dahl, Oct 26 1975″. Read more

  42. Short Sorties. [sic]

    Short Sorties. [sic] 1950

    £275.00

    First edition, first impression. A collection of 20 short stories. Republished in 2006 by Norman Wright under the title “Short Sorties & Sky Fever”. COPAC lists one copy held in the Imperial War Museum; none found in OCLC. Read more

  43. A Visit to Heven.

    A Visit to Heven. 1899

    £2,500.00

    First edition, one of a limited edition of 200 privately printed copies. Inscribed on the upper wrapper “From A. Conan Doyle with kind regards”. A short story by the daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, with the charming spelling and grammatical errors of a nine-year-old retained. Read more

  44. Scotland Illustrated,

    Scotland Illustrated, 1838

    £500.00

    First edition. One of several works by William Beattie (1793–1875), Scotland Illustrated includes historical and topographical descriptions of Scottish sites and landscapes, accompanied by numerous engraved views. Read more

  45. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1904

    £120.00

    A very attractively bound copy of this popular work, with Brock’s charming illustrations. Read more

  46. You’re Only Old Once!

    You’re Only Old Once! 1986

    £600.00

    First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper to Kay Conrad, wife of the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, “For Kay, who will never get old! Dr. Seuss”, and with a sketch by Conrad of himself as …Read more

  47. The Sleeping Beauty.

    The Sleeping Beauty. [1920]

    £675.00

    First Rackham edition, first impression, in variant binding. Read more

  48. Tragedy of Hamlet.

    Tragedy of Hamlet. [c.1907]

    £600.00

    Signed limited edition. An out-of-series copy from a limited edition of 250 copies signed by Simmonds, this copy being numbered “0000”. With an introduction by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Read more

  1. Captains Courageous.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    Captains Courageous.

    £750.00

  2. New Arrival
    The BFG.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The BFG.

    £950.00

  3. New Arrival
    The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £950.00

  4. New Arrival
    The Twits.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Twits.

    £1,000.00

  5. New Arrival
    When We Were Very Young.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    When We Were Very Young.

    £1,250.00

  6. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

    £2,000.00

  7. New Arrival
    The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £500.00

  8. New Arrival
    Esio Trot.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Esio Trot.

    £450.00

  9. New Arrival
    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.
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    DAHL, Roald DAHL, Roald

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    £450.00

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £800.00

  11. New Arrival
    Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £1,000.00

  12. New Arrival
    The Orange Fairy Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Orange Fairy Book.

    £450.00

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    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    £750.00

  15. New Arrival
    The Tailor of Gloucester.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tailor of Gloucester.

    £1,250.00

  16. The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.
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    NORWICH, John Julius & Quentin Blake. NORWICH, John Julius...

    The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.

    £45.00

  17. New Arrival
    The Sky Bandits.
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    ROCHESTER, George E. ROCHESTER, George E.

    The Sky Bandits.

    £275.00

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    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.
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    TAYLOR, James. TAYLOR, James.

    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.

    £185.00

  20. New Arrival
    War Horse.
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    MORPURGO, Michael MORPURGO, Michael

    War Horse.

    £2,500.00

  21. New Arrival
    Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    £600.00

  22. New Arrival
    The Twits.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Twits.

    £475.00

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    The Borrowers.
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    NORTON, Mary. NORTON, Mary.

    The Borrowers.

    £2,750.00

  26. New Arrival
    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.
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    (DULAC, Edmund) QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur. (DULAC, Edmund) QUILLER-COUCH,...

    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.

    £3,000.00

  27. New Arrival
    Wuthering Heights.
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    BRONTË, Emily. BRONTË, Emily.

    Wuthering Heights.

    £1,250.00

  28. New Arrival
    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

    £9,750.00

  29. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, The Brothers. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £475.00

  30. The Hobbit.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    The Hobbit.

    £11,000.00

  31. George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    £300.00

  32. Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.
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    SHEPARD, E.H. SHEPARD, E.H.

    Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.

    £12,500.00

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £2,500.00

  34. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
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    JENKINS, James. JENKINS, James.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.

    £12,500.00

  35. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950.00

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

    The Wind in the Willows.

    £6,750.00

  37. Stuart Little.
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    WHITE, E. B. WHITE, E. B.

    Stuart Little.

    £1,250.00

  38. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
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    LOFTING, Hugh. LOFTING, Hugh.

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    £750.00

  39. Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Danny. The Champion of the World.

    £3,500.00

  40. Short Sorties. [sic]
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    JOHNS, W. E. JOHNS, W. E.

    Short Sorties. [sic]

    £275.00

  41. Scotland Illustrated,
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    BEATTIE, William. BEATTIE, William.

    Scotland Illustrated,

    £500.00

  42. The Vicar of Wakefield.
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    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. GOLDSMITH, Oliver.

    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    £120.00

  43. You’re Only Old Once!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    You’re Only Old Once!

    £600.00

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