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Fine bindings of first editions, first printings, limited editions, signed/autographed copies and other rare books sold by Peter Harrington and bound in The Chelsea Bindery.

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  1. Murder on the Orient Express.
    New Arrival

    Murder on the Orient Express. 1934

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  2. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. 1935

    £1,375

    First trade edition. Originally published in a very limited edition in 1926, Seven Pillars of Wisdom was published by Cape in a trade edition immediately following Lawrence’s death. A monumental work. Read more

  3. Wuthering Heights.

    Wuthering Heights. 1931

    £1,500

    First Leighton trade edition. Read more

  4. A Farewell to Arms.

    A Farewell to Arms. 1929

    £1,375

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude. 1970

    £850

    Early reprint. Read more

  6. Death in the Afternoon.

    Death in the Afternoon. 1932

    £1,375

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  7. Midnight’s Children.

    Midnight’s Children. 1981

    £1,500

    First UK edition. Booker prize winner of winners. Read more

  8. Collected Ghost Stories.

    Collected Ghost Stories. 1931

    £1,375

    First collected edition. Read more

  9. Principles of Economics.

    Principles of Economics. 1890

    £4,750

    First edition. Marshall’s Principles, the first full version of his theories covering consumer demand, the supply of the agents of production – land, labour, and capital – the relationship between demand and supply and the creation of value, and the distribution of this value between …Read more

  10. Four Quartets.

    Four Quartets. [c.1945]

    £3,750

    Reprint. Inscribed by the author on the title page “Inscribed for Allen Hawkridge by T. S. Eliot 7. vi. 47.” Read more

  11. Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut. 1938

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. Read more

  12. A House of Pomegranates.

    A House of Pomegranates. 1891

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression of the book that Wilde said was “intended neither for the British child nor the British public.” Read more

  13. Vikram and the Vampire.

    Vikram and the Vampire. 1870

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Originally issued serially in Fraser’s Magazine during 1868. The collection is an abbreviated version of the Baital-Pachisi [Twenty-five Tales of a Vampire] – “an old and thoroughly Hindu repertory. It is a rude beginning of that fictitious history which ripened to …Read more

  14. The African Queen.

    The African Queen. 1935

    £1,650

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  15. Lolita.

    Lolita. 1959

    £1,375

    First UK edition. Read more

  16. The Day of the Triffids.

    The Day of the Triffids. 1951

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  17. The Magus.

    The Magus. 1966

    £1,375

    First UK edition, first impression. The US edition was published by Little Brown a few months earlier, in January 1966 (although the copyright page says 1965). Read more

  18. Treasure Island.

    Treasure Island. 1927

    £1,450

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  19. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1951

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  20. Down and Out in Paris and London.

    Down and Out in Paris and London. 1933

    £2,500

    First edition, first impression of Orwell’s first full-length work, a two part memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities. An “immensely interesting book […] a genuine human document, which at the same time is written with so …Read more

  21. Jamaica Inn.

    Jamaica Inn. 1936

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression of this very scarce title. Read more

  22. For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    For Whom the Bell Tolls. 1940

    £1,375

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  23. Rebecca.

    Rebecca. 1938

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  24. Brave New World.

    Brave New World. 1932

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  25. Gone With The Wind.

    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

  26. The Odyssey. A Modern Sequel.

    The Odyssey. A Modern Sequel. [1958]

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Kazantzakis is best known for his critically acclaimed novels, Zorba The Greek, The Greek Passion, and Freedom or Death but it is his version of The Odyssey which is considered his crowning achievement. Read more

  27. The Beautiful and Damned.

    The Beautiful and Damned. 1922

    £1,375

    First Edition, First Printing. Read more

  28. [The complete Hornblower:]

    [The complete Hornblower:] 1937–62

    £12,500

    All first editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that …Read more

  29. The Long Good-bye.

    The Long Good-bye. 1953

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  30. [Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.]

    [Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.] 1938-58

    £12,500

    All first editions, first printings. Chandler’s first four novels were first published in America; the last three appeared first in the UK. Read more

  31. [Complete set of large paper Fairy Books:]

    [Complete set of large paper Fairy Books:] 1889–98

    £7,500

    All Large Paper editions. Limited to 73/113 (Blue); 50/113 (Red); 140/150 (Green); 72/140 (Yellow); 123/150 (Poetry); 53/75 (Arabian Nights). Only the first four Fairy books were issued as large paper copies, along with the Poetry book and The Arabian Nights. Read more

  32. [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    [Dance to the Music of Time:] 1951–75

    £12,500

    First editions, first impressions. Read more

  33. Motor Racing.

    Motor Racing. 1932

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  34. The Poems and Sonnets.

    The Poems and Sonnets. 1960

    £1,500

    Limited edition of 470 numbered copies. Read more

  35. The Life and Times of Dick Whittington:

    The Life and Times of Dick Whittington: 1841

    £1,500

    First edition, beautifully bound by the Chelsea Bindery. Read more

  36. The Last Tycoon.

    The Last Tycoon. 1941

    £1,375

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  37. Farewell My Lovely.

    Farewell My Lovely. 1940

    £1,750

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  38. The Torrents of Spring.

    The Torrents of Spring. 1926

    £2,000

    First edition, first printing Read more

  39. Jacob’s Room.

    Jacob’s Room. 1922

    £1,650

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  40. Winner Take Nothing.

    Winner Take Nothing. 1933

    £1,250

    First Edition, First Printing. Read more

  41. Wodehouse on Golf.

    Wodehouse on Golf. 1940

    £1,250

    First Edition, First Impression. Read more

  42. The Well of Loneliness.

    The Well of Loneliness. 1928

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. This famous and highly controversial lesbian novel became the target of a campaign by the editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, who believed it to be morally toxic. The novel went through two small printings in Britain before being suppressed. In …Read more

  43. Men Without Women.

    Men Without Women. 1927

    £1,250

    First Edition, First Printing. Read more

  44. The Silver Chair.

    The Silver Chair. 1953

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  45. The Hundred And One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred And One Dalmatians. 1956

    £975

    First Edition, First Impression. Read more

  46. Ian Hamilton’s March.

    Ian Hamilton’s March. 1900

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill’s two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Read more

  47. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.

    Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. 1900

    £1,750

    First UK edition, first impression, one of 1,500 copies printed. This novel represents the author’s only attempt at full-length fiction. The UK edition was delayed by magazine serialization of the story, so that the US edition in book form was actually published first. Read more

  48. Flying Colours.

    Flying Colours. 1939

    £2,000

    First US edition. With the author’s signed presentation inscription to the binder’s front blank “To Mr. A. R. W. Robertson gratefully for kindness received in British Guinea, from C. S. Forester.” Read more

  1. New Arrival
    Murder on the Orient Express.
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    CHRISTIE, Agatha. CHRISTIE, Agatha.

    Murder on the Orient Express.

    £2,750

  2. New Arrival
    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
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    LAWRENCE, T. E. LAWRENCE, T. E.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    £1,375

  3. A Farewell to Arms.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    A Farewell to Arms.

    £1,375

  4. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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    MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel García. MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel García.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    £850

  5. Death in the Afternoon.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    Death in the Afternoon.

    £1,375

  6. Midnight’s Children.
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    RUSHDIE, Salman. RUSHDIE, Salman.

    Midnight’s Children.

    £1,500

  7. Collected Ghost Stories.
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    JAMES, M. R. JAMES, M. R.

    Collected Ghost Stories.

    £1,375

  8. Principles of Economics.
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    MARSHALL, Alfred. MARSHALL, Alfred.

    Principles of Economics.

    £4,750

  9. Four Quartets.
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    ELIOT, T. S. ELIOT, T. S.

    Four Quartets.

    £3,750

  10. Seen in the Hadhramaut.
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    STARK, Freya. STARK, Freya.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    £1,375

  11. A House of Pomegranates.
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    WILDE, Oscar. WILDE, Oscar.

    A House of Pomegranates.

    £2,250

  12. Vikram and the Vampire.
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    BURTON, Richard F. BURTON, Richard F.

    Vikram and the Vampire.

    £1,250

  13. The African Queen.
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    FORESTER, C. S. FORESTER, C. S.

    The African Queen.

    £1,650

  14. The Day of the Triffids.
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    WYNDHAM, John. WYNDHAM, John.

    The Day of the Triffids.

    £1,250

  15. The Magus.
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    FOWLES, John. FOWLES, John.

    The Magus.

    £1,375

  16. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £1,250

  17. Down and Out in Paris and London.
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    ORWELL, George. ORWELL, George.

    Down and Out in Paris and London.

    £2,500

  18. For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    £1,375

  19. Brave New World.
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    HUXLEY, Aldous. HUXLEY, Aldous.

    Brave New World.

    £1,375

  20. Gone With The Wind.
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    MITCHELL, Margaret. MITCHELL, Margaret.

    Gone With The Wind.

    £3,750

  21. The Odyssey. A Modern Sequel.
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    KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos. KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos.

    The Odyssey. A Modern Sequel.

    £1,250

  22. The Beautiful and Damned.
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    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

    The Beautiful and Damned.

    £1,375

  23. [The complete Hornblower:]
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    FORESTER, C. S. FORESTER, C. S.

    [The complete Hornblower:]

    £12,500

  24. The Long Good-bye.
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    CHANDLER, Raymond. CHANDLER, Raymond.

    The Long Good-bye.

    £1,375

  25. [Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.]
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    CHANDLER, Raymond. CHANDLER, Raymond.

    [Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.]

    £12,500

  26. [Complete set of large paper Fairy Books:]
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    LANG, Andrew, ed. LANG, Andrew, ed.

    [Complete set of large paper Fairy Books:]

    £7,500

  27. [Dance to the Music of Time:]
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    POWELL, Anthony. POWELL, Anthony.

    [Dance to the Music of Time:]

    £12,500

  28. Motor Racing.
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    DAVIS, S. C. H. DAVIS, S. C....

    Motor Racing.

    £1,375

  29. The Life and Times of Dick Whittington:
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    (WHITTINGTON, Dick.) (WHITTINGTON, Dick.)

    The Life and Times of Dick Whittington:

    £1,500

  30. Farewell My Lovely.
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    CHANDLER, Raymond. CHANDLER, Raymond.

    Farewell My Lovely.

    £1,750

  31. The Torrents of Spring.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    The Torrents of Spring.

    £2,000

  32. Jacob’s Room.
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    WOOLF, Virginia. WOOLF, Virginia.

    Jacob’s Room.

    £1,650

  33. Winner Take Nothing.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    Winner Take Nothing.

    £1,250

  34. Wodehouse on Golf.
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    WODEHOUSE, P. G. WODEHOUSE, P. G.

    Wodehouse on Golf.

    £1,250

  35. The Well of Loneliness.
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    HALL, Radclyffe. HALL, Radclyffe.

    The Well of Loneliness.

    £1,250

  36. Men Without Women.
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    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

    Men Without Women.

    £1,250

  37. The Silver Chair.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Silver Chair.

    £1,750

  38. The Hundred And One Dalmatians.
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    SMITH, Dodie. SMITH, Dodie.

    The Hundred And One Dalmatians.

    £975

  39. Ian Hamilton’s March.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S. CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    Ian Hamilton’s March.

    £1,750

  40. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S. CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.

    £1,750

  41. Flying Colours.
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    FORESTER, C. S. FORESTER, C. S.

    Flying Colours.

    £2,000

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