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  1. The Physical Geography of the Sea.
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    The Physical Geography of the Sea. 1855

    £2,250

    First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “Walter R. Jones from his friend the Author”. Jones was president of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company and had a sustained correspondence with Maury on establishing shipping lanes as a way to prevent collisions. …Read more

  2. Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames,
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    Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames, 1880

    £375

    First edition, very scarce presentation copy inscribed, “George Ryan, with kind regards, Charles Dickens, Nov. 1879” above the Preface. Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames was a very popular guide to the river by Dickens’s eldest son, updated and reissued every year until his death in …Read more

  3. Interests and Obsessions.

    Interests and Obsessions. 1993

    £75

    First edition, first impression. With a clipped inscription signed by the author pasted onto the front pastedown, which reads: “Five years of Cassandra, Robert Skidelsky”. Read more

  4. “The Bank”.
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    “The Bank”. 1975

    £375

    First and sole edition, number 18 of 50 copies of this short story privately published by the author, originally composed in Berlin in 1928. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title, “For Anthony Hobson affectionately, Jimmy Stern, my first effort 1928, Whitsbury 6. …Read more

  5. Man and Machine.
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    Man and Machine. 1969

    £450

    First edition, first impression, English issue. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: “A Jules et Helen, avec toute mon amitié et ma reconnaissance, Henri”. Simultaneously published in French under the title L’Homme et la machine. Read more

  6. L’Homme et la machine.
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    L’Homme et la machine. 1969

    £450

    First edition, first impression, French issue. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title, incorporating part of the printed title into his inscription: “à Bill, avec ma reconnaissance d’avoir forcé un [Homme] a changer de [Machine] très cordialement, Henri”. Simultaneously published in English under the title …Read more

  7. [The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire saga:]
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    [The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire saga:] 1996–2011

    £4,500

    First editions, first printings, an excellent presentation set, the first three titles superbly inscribed to the same recipient, respectively “To Kim, may your winters be short, George R. R. M.”, “To Kim, may your summers be bright, George R. R. M.”, “To Kim, keep your …Read more

  8. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.
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    An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation. 1917

    £4,750

    First edition, first printing of Veblen’s treatise on peace, how it may be achieved and retained, as well as the possible effects of perpetual peace on society. Presentation copy inscribed by Veblen on the front free endpaper: “To Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Thorstein Veblen.” Nordfeldt …Read more

  9. Nightlines.
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    Nightlines. 1970

    £975

    First edition, first impression of McGahern’s first collection of short stories. Inscribed by McGahern on the front free endpaper: “For Philip Murray, John McGahern April 90”. Further inscribed by McGahern with a quote from the short story “Wheels”: “‘But that all the preparations promised’, JMcG” …Read more

  10. A Visit To Morin.
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    A Visit To Morin. 1959

    £1,750

    First edition, only impression, one of 250 copies only. Presentation copy, inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper: “For Yvonne & Jacques Cloetta with every good wish for Christmas 1960, from Graham Greene.” Yvonne Cloetta (1923–2001), whom Greene first met in 1959, would become …Read more

  11. Art as Experience.
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    Art as Experience. 1934

    £2,500

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Dewey on the front free endpaper: “To Lois with love, John Dewey.” Based on ten lectures originally given by Dewey at Harvard a few years earlier, Art as Experience encapsulates Dewey’s thoughts on aesthetics and the relationship …Read more

  12. Lud-in-the-Mist.
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    Lud-in-the-Mist. 1926

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression, in the primary binding. Presentation copy inscribed by Mirrlees on the front free endpaper: “To monsieur Gabriel Marcel with best remembrances from Hope Mirrlees.” Read more

  13. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
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    The Corpse Came C.O.D. 1944

    £675

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: “To Bonita Porter – the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980.” Starr was an American screenwriter and …Read more

  14. House of Games.
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    House of Games. 1985

    £325

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Mamet on the title page. Read more

  15. The Vinegar Works.
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    The Vinegar Works. 1963

    £375

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Gorey on a bookplate pasted to front pastedown of The Gashlycrumbs. Read more

  16. Sailors of Fortune.
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    Sailors of Fortune. 1935

    £325

    This copy with a lengthy inscription by McFee to Leo T. Sides. Dated September 1958, the inscription runs across the verso of the front free endpaper and the half-title, and mentions the dedicatee George Keating. A later printing of this work originally published in book …Read more

  17. Pepita.
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    Pepita. 1937

    £1,000

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed to the author’s sometime lover Hilda “Stoker” Matheson (1888-1940). This copy is inscribed “H. with love from V. Oct 30th 1937” on the front free endpaper. Matheson, whom Vita nicknamed “Stoker”, was Director of Talks at the BBC …Read more

  18. Twelve Days.
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    Twelve Days. 1928

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Sackville-West’s Persian travelogue to her then lover Hilda “Stoker” Matheson, in an excellent example of the scarce jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “From V. Dec. 1928”. This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and …Read more

  19. The High History of the Holy Graal. Translated from the French.
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    The High History of the Holy Graal. Translated from the French. 1898

    £750

    First edition, presentation copy of the very scarce deluxe issue, both volumes number 11 of 200 copies for England from a deluxe limited edition of 250. Each volume is inscribed by the translator on the front free endpaper, “J. Newby Hetherington, with kind regards from …Read more

  20. Camera, Take the Stand!
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    Camera, Take the Stand! 1940

    £375

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed “To A. G. Corley – Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times – A. J. Ezickson”. “Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally… This book tells the story of that little magic …Read more

  21. American Singers.
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    American Singers. 1979

    £250

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper “For Burt Britton, who runs a way of life, Whitney Balliett, N.Y.C. 1979”. Burt Britton, the book collector and co-founder of Books & Co, also collected self-portraits, or ‘self-doodles’, …Read more

  22. Collected Stories 1939-1976.
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    Collected Stories 1939-1976. 1979

    £400

    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, No. 35 of 60 special copies signed by Bowles and Vidal on a tipped-in page and specially bound, from the edition of 1,110 copies. Additionally inscribed on the title page by Bowles to his biographer Virginia Spencer Carr, …Read more

  23. The Collected Works:
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    The Collected Works: 1908

    £5,000

    First collected edition of Yeats’s work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume four (very scarce thus), one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher’s imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition …Read more

  24. Selected Poems. 1965-1975.
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    Selected Poems. 1965-1975. 1980

    £600

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Hazel, Seamus Heaney, October 20 1980”. Read more

  25. Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude: and Other Poems.
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    Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude: and Other Poems. 1885

    £475

    First edition thus, signed by Bertram Dobell on the front free endpaper (conceivably denoting this as his retained copy), one of the scarce 50 copies on Whatman’s Hand-made Paper from a limited edition restricted to 404 copies (4 were on vellum, and 350 copies were …Read more

  26. Photomontagen zur Zeitgeschichte.
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    Photomontagen zur Zeitgeschichte. 1945

    £1,500

    First edition, inscribed by the author “To Douglas Newton, with best wishes, John Heartfield, London 1st June 1946” on the front free endpaper. Heartfield was born Helmut Herzfield but assumed an English name as a young political activist in Berlin during the Great War. The …Read more

  27. Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.
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    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens. 1952 & 1955

    £22,500

    First editions, first printings. A superb pair of presentation copies – rare in being both made out to the same recipient – inscribed by the photographer on the half-title of each work: “pour Henri Bourrillon, ami de mes amis photographes, Henri Cartier-Bresson” (Images à la …Read more

  28. Crusade in Europe.
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    Crusade in Europe. 1948

    £150,000

    First edition, deluxe issue, number 555 of 1,426 copies; bound with a leaf that prints Eisenhower’s D-Day message to the troops, signed by Eisenhower. The leaf was inserted into each of the deluxe issues, though in many it is lacking, having been cannibalized for sale …Read more

  29. Groff Conklin’s personal archive of material gathered for The Smart Set Anthology (1934).
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    Groff Conklin’s personal archive of material gathered for The Smart Set Anthology (1934). 1934

    £12,500

    This superb archive of correspondence and other material, assembled by Groff Conklin during his creation of The Smart Set Anthology, includes two letters from Scott Fitzgerald – one autograph letter and one typed letter signed – regarding the inclusion of Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Benediction” …Read more

  30. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
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    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. 1940

    £10,000

    First illustrated edition. An excellent association copy, signed by Eliot as Old Possum and inscribed on the front free endpaper to the Tandy family (Geoffrey, Doris “Polly”, and their three children), whose second child Alison was one of the dedicatees: “To the Tandy family from …Read more

  31. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £3,750

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To all the children of Mary, with love Roald Dahl.” The recipients were the children of Mary Berry, “an attractive lady” with whom he sometimes played poker in London (Sturrock, …Read more

  32. Photographs of America.
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    Photographs of America. 1994

    £350

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the front flyleaf. One of 1,000 copies printed. Read more

  33. Zeichnung und Fotografie.

    Zeichnung und Fotografie. 1986

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer on the title page: “A Peter avec l’amitié d’Henri”. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of Cartier-Bresson’s drawings and photographs held at the Mannheimer Kunstverein in August-September 1986. Text in German. Read more

  34. John Maynard Keynes. Hopes Betrayed 1883–1920; The Economist as Saviour 1920–1937; Fighting for Britain 1937–1946.
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    John Maynard Keynes. Hopes Betrayed 1883–1920; The Economist as Saviour 1920–1937; Fighting for Britain 1937–1946. 1983–2000

    £275

    First editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author on the title page of Volume 3: “To David, with best wishes from Robert”. Read more

  35. Journal of a Cavalry Officer;
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    Journal of a Cavalry Officer; 1854

    £2,500

    First edition, this copy inscribed by the author to his son; “William Wellesley Humbley with the best love of his father, The Author, Cressener House, St. Neots, Jany. 10 1882”. Extremely uncommon, just 8 copies on Copac, OCLC adds 4 more, all in North America. …Read more

  36. The Opportunity in Life Underwriting.

    The Opportunity in Life Underwriting. 1935

    £275

    First edition, first printing. With a typed compliments note on Beneficial Life Insurance letterhead signed by Heber J. Grant tipped-in on the front free endpaper. Read more

  37. Language and Silence.

    Language and Silence. 1967

    £175

    First edition, first impression, of the author’s collected essays on language and politics. Laid in are three typed letter signed from George Steiner to Roger Ian Sharrock, then professor of English at Durham University. Read more

  38. Part of My Life.

    Part of My Life. 1977

    £325

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Ayer on the front free endpaper: “With best wishes, A. J. Ayer, Oxford March 10 1978”. Ayer’s autobiography is uncommon inscribed. Read more

  39. A Neo-Classical Theory of Economic Growth.

    A Neo-Classical Theory of Economic Growth. 1961

    £75

    First edition, first impression. With an autograph postcard from the author to Greenwood Press publishers loosely inserted. Read more

  40. The Day of the Tortoise.

    The Day of the Tortoise. 1961

    £250

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Laurence, with affectionate good wishes, HB. 1961.” The recipient was Bates’s literary agent, Laurence Pollinger. Read more

  41. Slow Chocolate Autopsy.

    Slow Chocolate Autopsy. 1997

    £88

    First edition, first impression, number 154 of 200 specially bound copies, signed by the author and illustrator. Norton, the hero, travels through London’s underbelly trapped in space but not in time. His adventures include participating in the death of Christopher Marlowe and the Ripper murders, …Read more

  42. Summoned By Bells.

    Summoned By Bells. 1960

    £400

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by the author, “To Vincent Harris, from John Betjeman in gratitude for a Hyhgate [sic] evening on June 14 1961. Chapter I is relevant.” The recipient was E. Vincent Harris (1876–1972), the English architect. Betjeman …Read more

  43. The Importance of Being Earnest.

    The Importance of Being Earnest. 1899

    £39,500

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 87 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Wilde’s Swedish translator, Michael Gripenberg, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde’s last play, opened to …Read more

  44. The BFG.

    The BFG. 1982

    £4,750

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author and illustrator on the front free endpaper, dated 1982, the year of publication. Though unmarked as such, it is from the library of Dahl’s literary agent Laurence Pollinger. His son, Edmund Pollinger, was Dahl’s godson and one …Read more

  45. Namibia.

    Namibia. 1977

    £275

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed “Do not walk in front of me – I may not follow / Do not walk behind me – I may not lead / Walk beside me and just be my friend / Colin Winter …Read more

  46. The Razor’s Edge.

    The Razor’s Edge. 1944

    £3,500

    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author below the half-title, “by W. Somerset Maugham. For Sidney Searle, December 10, 1953.” It is possible that Sidney Searle was a relation of Maugham’s amanuensis and lover, Alan Searle, though we have been unable to trace …Read more

  47. Peer Gynt.

    Peer Gynt. 1936

    £875

    Number 337 of 450 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  48. Far East.

    Far East. 1945.

    £450

    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.” Read more

  1. New Arrival
    The Physical Geography of the Sea.
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    MAURY, M. F. MAURY, M. F.

    The Physical Geography of the Sea.

    £2,250

  2. New Arrival
    Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames,
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    DICKENS, Charles, Jr. DICKENS, Charles, Jr.

    Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames,

    £375

  3. Interests and Obsessions.
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    SKIDELSKY, Robert. SKIDELSKY, Robert.

    Interests and Obsessions.

    £75

  4. New Arrival
    “The Bank”.
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    STERN, James. STERN, James.

    “The Bank”.

    £375

  5. New Arrival
  6. New Arrival
    L’Homme et la machine.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    L’Homme et la machine.

    £450

  7. New Arrival
    [The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire saga:]
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    MARTIN, George R. R. MARTIN, George R....

    [The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire saga:]

    £4,500

  8. New Arrival
    An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.
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    VEBLEN, Thorstein. VEBLEN, Thorstein.

    An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.

    £4,750

  9. New Arrival
    Nightlines.
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    MCGAHERN, John. MCGAHERN, John.

    Nightlines.

    £975

  10. New Arrival
    A Visit To Morin.
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    GREENE, Graham. GREENE, Graham.

    A Visit To Morin.

    £1,750

  11. New Arrival
    Art as Experience.
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    DEWEY, John. DEWEY, John.

    Art as Experience.

    £2,500

  12. New Arrival
    Lud-in-the-Mist.
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    MIRRLEES, Hope. MIRRLEES, Hope.

    Lud-in-the-Mist.

    £2,750

  13. New Arrival
    The Corpse Came C.O.D.
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    STARR, Jimmy. STARR, Jimmy.

    The Corpse Came C.O.D.

    £675

  14. New Arrival
    House of Games.
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    MAMET, David. MAMET, David.

    House of Games.

    £325

  15. New Arrival
    The Vinegar Works.
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    GOREY, Edward. GOREY, Edward.

    The Vinegar Works.

    £375

  16. New Arrival
    Sailors of Fortune.
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    MCFEE, William. MCFEE, William.

    Sailors of Fortune.

    £325

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  19. New Arrival
    The High History of the Holy Graal. Translated from the French.
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    (ARTHURIANA.) EVANS, Sebastian, trans. (ARTHURIANA.) EVANS, Sebastian,...

    The High History of the Holy Graal. Translated from the French.

    £750

  20. New Arrival
    Camera, Take the Stand!
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    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J.... HERZOG, Asa S.,...

    Camera, Take the Stand!

    £375

  21. New Arrival
    American Singers.
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    BALLIETT, Whitney. BALLIETT, Whitney.

    American Singers.

    £250

  22. New Arrival
    Collected Stories 1939-1976.
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    BOWLES, Paul. BOWLES, Paul.

    Collected Stories 1939-1976.

    £400

  23. New Arrival
    The Collected Works:
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    YEATS, William Butler YEATS, William Butler

    The Collected Works:

    £5,000

  24. New Arrival
    Selected Poems. 1965-1975.
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    HEANEY, Seamus. HEANEY, Seamus.

    Selected Poems. 1965-1975.

    £600

  25. New Arrival
    Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude: and Other Poems.
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    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

    Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude: and Other Poems.

    £475

  26. New Arrival
    Photomontagen zur Zeitgeschichte.
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    HEARTFIELD, John. HEARTFIELD, John.

    Photomontagen zur Zeitgeschichte.

    £1,500

  27. New Arrival
    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.

    £22,500

  28. New Arrival
    Crusade in Europe.
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    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. EISENHOWER, Dwight D.

    Crusade in Europe.

    £150,000

  29. New Arrival
    Groff Conklin’s personal archive of material gathered for The Smart Set Anthology (1934).
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    (THE SMART SET.) (THE SMART SET.)

    Groff Conklin’s personal archive of material gathered for The Smart Set Anthology (1934).

    £12,500

  30. New Arrival
    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
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    ELIOT, T. S. ELIOT, T. S.

    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

    £10,000

  31. New Arrival
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £3,750

  32. New Arrival
    Photographs of America.
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    FEE, James. FEE, James.

    Photographs of America.

    £350

  33. Zeichnung und Fotografie.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    Zeichnung und Fotografie.

    £200

  34. New Arrival
    John Maynard Keynes. Hopes Betrayed 1883–1920; The Economist as Saviour 1920–1937; Fighting for Britain 1937–1946.
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    (KEYNES, J. M.) SKIDELSKY, R. (KEYNES, J. M.)...

    John Maynard Keynes. Hopes Betrayed 1883–1920; The Economist as Saviour 1920–1937; Fighting for Britain 1937–1946.

    £275

  35. New Arrival
  36. The Opportunity in Life Underwriting.
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    [GRANT, Heber J.] Insurance Research &... [GRANT, Heber J.]...

    The Opportunity in Life Underwriting.

    £275

  37. Language and Silence.
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    STEINER, George. STEINER, George.

    Language and Silence.

    £175

  38. Part of My Life.
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    AYER, A. J. AYER, A. J.

    Part of My Life.

    £325

  39. A Neo-Classical Theory of Economic Growth.
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    MEADE, J. E. MEADE, J. E.

    A Neo-Classical Theory of Economic Growth.

    £75

  40. The Day of the Tortoise.
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    BATES, H. E. BATES, H. E.

    The Day of the Tortoise.

    £250

  41. Slow Chocolate Autopsy.
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    SINCLAIR, Iain. SINCLAIR, Iain.

    Slow Chocolate Autopsy.

    £88

  42. Summoned By Bells.
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    BETJEMAN, John. BETJEMAN, John.

    Summoned By Bells.

    £400

  43. The Importance of Being Earnest.
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    WILDE, Oscar. WILDE, Oscar.

    The Importance of Being Earnest.

    £39,500

  44. The BFG.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The BFG.

    £4,750

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