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  1. Love Poet, Carpenter.
    New Arrival

    Love Poet, Carpenter. 2009

    £1,500

    Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies, signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley. Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and …Read more

  2. The Compleat Angler,
    New Arrival

    The Compleat Angler, 1931

    £750

    Signed limited edition, number 302 of 775 copies signed by the artist. First published in 1653, The Compleat Angler is considered by many to be Walton’s most enduring work (ODNB). Read more

  3. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
    New Arrival

    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. 1957

    £6,000

    First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend and biographer Christopher Sykes, “Christopher with love. Look out. It might be you next. Evelyn” on the front free endpaper. Sykes first met Waugh in 1929 shortly after the …Read more

  4. Bath After Sailing.
    New Arrival

    Bath After Sailing. 1968

    £475

    First and signed limited edition, number 66 of 125 copies signed by the author on the title. This was the first of Updike’s poems to be issued as a limited edition. Read more

  5. A Bibliography of the Writings of D. H. Lawrence.
    New Arrival

    A Bibliography of the Writings of D. H. Lawrence. 1925

    £475

    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, one of 100 large-paper copies signed by Lawrence and the bibliographer on the limitation page; there were 500 regular copies printed at the same time. Lawrence’s foreword, “The Bad Side of Books” (“What do I care for first …Read more

  6. “The Bank”.
    New Arrival

    “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

  7. Three Madrigals.
    New Arrival

    Three Madrigals. 1968

    £225

    First edition, first printing, number 59 of 150 signed and numbered copies; there were another 12 copies reserved for the author. The book reprints the author’s holograph manuscript in facsimile. Read more

  8. Smithsonian Scientific Series.
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    Smithsonian Scientific Series. 1929-32

    £1,250

    Signed limited edition, one of 875 sets signed by C. G. Abbot and especially prepared for the patrons of the Smithsonian. Read more

  9. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
    New Arrival

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £2,500

    Signed limited edition. Number 506 of 525 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  10. 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

  11. Grimms’ Other Tales.
    New Arrival

    Grimms’ Other Tales. 1956

    £650

    First edition, copy number 7 of 75 specially bound deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator, from a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Poliphilus type on Arnold’s mould-made paper by the Chiswick Press. Read more

  12. The Trembling of the Veil.
    New Arrival

    The Trembling of the Veil. 1922

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression, number 766 of 1,000 subscribers copies on handmade paper signed by the author. This is an exceptional copy in the dust jacket. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of the many original instalments of Yeats’s autobiographical works, an honest …Read more

  13. Hailstones.
    New Arrival

    Hailstones. 1984

    £575

    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 250 cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page. There were also 500 unsigned copies, bound in paper wrappers. Read more

  14. Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    New Arrival

    Stories from the Arabian Nights. 1907

    £3,000

    Signed limited edition, number 309 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

  15. The Arabella and Araminta Stories.

    The Arabella and Araminta Stories. 1895

    £22,000

    First edition, limited edition large paper copy, one of 15 copies only printed on Royal Japanese paper, containing original extra illustrations on the endpapers by Ethel Reed, in a large-paper folio format much larger than the trade issue (which was done in small quarto), with …Read more

  16. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929

    £850

    Signed limited edition, number 297 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  17. The Compleat Angler,

    The Compleat Angler, 1931

    £750

    Number 114 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  18. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929

    £1,000

    Number 490 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  19. De Profundis: A Facsimile.

    De Profundis: A Facsimile. 2000

    £375

    Facsimile edition, number 9 of 95 copies signed by Merlin Holland (Wilde’s grandson) and dated 30 November 2000, from a total edition of 590. This facsimile of Wilde’s original manuscript was published on the centenary of Wilde’s death, on 30 November 1900. Read more

  20. Birthday Letters.

    Birthday Letters. 1998

    £750

    Signed limited edition, number 191 of 300 numbered copies signed by Hughes (from a total signed limited edition of 310). Birthday Letters was Hughes’s controversial collection of poems about his relationship with his deceased first wife, the poet Sylvia Plath. This signed limited edition was …Read more

  21. Hockney’s Alphabet.

    Hockney’s Alphabet. 1991

    £550

    First and signed limited edition, first impression, signed by Hockney and Spender, of this collaborative effort made to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany Hockney’s specially drawn alphabet. Writers who …Read more

  22. Ill Seen Ill Said.

    Ill Seen Ill Said. 1982

    £1,000

    Limited edition, number 226 of 299 numbered copies signed by Beckett on the half-title; originally published as Mal vu mal dit (Paris: Éditions du Minuit, 1981) and in Beckett’s English translation by Grove Press (New York, 1981). Read more

  23. How It Is.

    How It Is. 1964

    £1,500

    First and limited UK edition, number 80 of 100 copies signed by Beckett; originally published as Comment c’est (Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1961). Read more

  24. GRRM: A RRetrospective.

    GRRM: A RRetrospective. 2003

    £500

    First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, copy number 1 of 400 numbered copies signed by Martin on the limitation leaf. This retrospective collects Martin’s “dazzling array of shorter works, the best of which have been gathered togheter in this mammoth, long overdue volume” (jacket flap). Read more

  25. Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay.

    Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay. April 1929

    £400

    First edition, number 29 of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum, signed by one of the translators Edna Worthley Underwood. “This is the first edition in the world of Tu Fu to be printed outside China, likewise it is the first edition of any one …Read more

  26. Wild Chorus.

    Wild Chorus. 1938

    £600

    First and limited edition, number 386 of 1,250 copies signed by Scott. A particularly attractive copy of the sumptuously produced limited edition. Read more

  27. The Writings.

    The Writings. [1915]

    £7,500

    The Autograph edition. One of a limited edition of 153 sets, this set printed ad personam for William Beers Crowell and signed by Hardy and the publisher in volume I. This edition, the definitive collected works, is one of the scarcest of any collected edition …Read more

  28. To the Memory of Edward Thomas.

    To the Memory of Edward Thomas. 1937

    £2,000

    First edition, sole impression, number 9 of 250 copies, this copy signed by James Guthrie and also the pressman John Freeman, in the very scarce dust jacket. This beautiful limited edition Pear Tree Press book produced by James Guthrie in memory of his friend the …Read more

  29. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,

    Modern Development of the Dry Fly, [1910]

    £4,500

    Limited deluxe edition, number 44 of 75 copies signed by the author, Volume 2 comprising The Halford Dry Fly Patterns, with 33 actual specimens of dry flies in 9 sunken mounts. Read more

  30. The Way We Live Now.

    The Way We Live Now. 1991

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression, number 175 of 200 numbered copies signed by Sontag and Hodgkin, from a limited edition of 243 copies in total. Hodgkin and Sontag’s beautifully produced collaboration is considered one of the great livres d’artiste of the century, and though this copy …Read more

  31. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. 1913

    £2,000

    Signed limited edition, number 209 of 1,130 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. With leaflet laid in about the original watercolours for this title being on exhibit at The Leicester Gallery in London. Read more

  32. The Ingoldsby Legends.

    The Ingoldsby Legends. 1907

    £1,000

    Signed limited edition, number 16 of a limited edition of 560 large-paper copies numbered and signed by the illustrator. This is the first signed limited edition of Rackham’s illustrated edition of Barham’s Ingoldsby Legends. It was originally published in 1898 (for which there was no …Read more

  33. The King of the Golden River.

    The King of the Golden River. 1932

    £16,500

    Deluxe edition, number 7 of 570 copies signed by the artist. This is one of nine “special copies” in a luxury binding commissioned by the publisher and including a striking full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated “Arthur Rackham 1932”), showing …Read more

  34. This Year: Next Year.

    This Year: Next Year. 1937

    £975

    First edition, first impression, out-of-series copy, from an edition of 100 copies signed by de la Mare and Jones. “[Harold Jones’s] lithographs for de la Mare’s This Year: Next Year (1937) marked the emergence of a fresh talent in book illustration; and the flat colours …Read more

  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication page. With the certificate of authenticity from the signing session at Hatchard’s laid in. Read more

  36. Marlborough:

    Marlborough: 1933–8

    £13,500

    First edition, limited issue, number 25 of 155 copies signed by Churchill on the limitation statement (half-title verso in volume I). Peter Clarke has recently described Marlborough as “a monument to its author’s historical commitment, insight – and fortitude” (Mr. Churchill’s Profession, p. 174); T. …Read more

  37. The Love Poems.

    The Love Poems. 1905

    £500

    First edition thus, a signed copy, number 196 of 525 copies finely printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass. The limited edition was not issued signed, but this copy has been signed by the esteemed book designer Bruce Rogers. Read more

  38. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    The Bombay Edition of the Works. 1913–38

    £9,750

    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the …Read more

  39. The Works.

    The Works. 1924–7

    £3,750

    The Atlantic Edition. Signed limited edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco. Number 792 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of Volume I. With Well’s new prefaces, written especially for this edition. Cloth sets in such good condition are quite …Read more

  40. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1987

    £500

    Signed limited edition, second impression (the same year as the first). Number 10 of 50 copies, signed by the author on the title page. The author’s landmark second book, first published in 1951, was written while rationing was still in force. David (1913–1992) taught herself …Read more

  41. Tales From Ovid.

    Tales From Ovid. 1998

    £600

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 28 of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the author and specially bound by Smith Settle. It won the Whitbread Award in 1997. Read more

  42. When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.

    When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner. 1924–8

    £45,000

    Signed limited editions, large paper issue, signed by both the author and artist. As the limitations vary, this is one of just 100 possible complete sets: When We Were Very Young is no. 3 of 100 copies; Winnie-the-Pooh, no. 124 of 350 copies; Now We …Read more

  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude. 1983

    £4,500

    Signed limited edition, of which this is number 1,011 of 2,000 copies signed by the illustrator, introducer, and translator. This copy additionally inscribed by Marquez on the verso of the title page: “Para Ted, este mamotreto, Gabriel ’92” and with one original lithograph loosely inserted. …Read more

  44. Writing Writing:

    Writing Writing: 1964

    £975

    First edition, first printing. One of 25 copies numbered and signed by Duncan and with an original drawing by the author pasted to front flyleaf. Read more

  45. In Excelsis.

    In Excelsis. 1924

    £750

    First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number 8 of 100 copies signed by the author. With the very scarce dust jacket. In Excelsis is Lord Alfred Douglas’s sonnet sequence written while imprisoned in Wormwood Scrubs Prison for libelling Winston Churchill. Douglas had accused Churchill …Read more

  46. A. J. Munnings, R.A.

    A. J. Munnings, R.A. 1927

    £2,750

    First and limited edition, number 32 of 250 copies signed by the artist. A lavish monograph produced when Munnings (1878-1959) was at the height of his fame. “His horse studies always reflected, over that of other equestrian painters, his unparalleled love and understanding of the …Read more

  47. A Writer’s Notebook.

    A Writer’s Notebook. 1949

    £550

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 461 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. It was published simultaneously with the trade edition. Read more

  48. Poems 1930–1989.

    Poems 1930–1989. 2002

    £1,750

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 5 of 100 copies specially bound with a lithograph by Louis le Brocquy, and signed by the artist. Read more

  1. New Arrival
  2. New Arrival
  3. New Arrival
    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
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    WAUGH, Evelyn. WAUGH, Evelyn.

    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.

    £6,000

  4. New Arrival
    Bath After Sailing.
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    UPDIKE, John. UPDIKE, John.

    Bath After Sailing.

    £475

  5. New Arrival
    A Bibliography of the Writings of D. H. Lawrence.
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    (LAWRENCE, D. H.) MCDONALD, Edward D. (LAWRENCE, D. H.)...

    A Bibliography of the Writings of D. H. Lawrence.

    £475

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

    “The Bank”.

    £375

  7. New Arrival
    Three Madrigals.
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    ASHBERY, John. ASHBERY, John.

    Three Madrigals.

    £225

  8. New Arrival
    Smithsonian Scientific Series.
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    ABBOT, Charles Greeley (ed.) ABBOT, Charles Greeley...

    Smithsonian Scientific Series.

    £1,250

  9. New Arrival
    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £2,500

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

    Collected Stories 1939-1976.

    £400

  11. New Arrival
    Grimms’ Other Tales.
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    GRIMM, Jakob & Wilhelm. GRIMM, Jakob &...

    Grimms’ Other Tales.

    £650

  12. New Arrival
    The Trembling of the Veil.
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    YEATS, W. B. YEATS, W. B.

    The Trembling of the Veil.

    £2,250

  13. New Arrival
    Hailstones.
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    HEANEY, Seamus. HEANEY, Seamus.

    Hailstones.

    £575

  14. New Arrival
    Stories from the Arabian Nights.
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN,...

    Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    £3,000

  15. The Arabella and Araminta Stories.
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    REED, Ethel, illustrator. REED, Ethel, illustrator.

    The Arabella and Araminta Stories.

    £22,000

  16. De Profundis: A Facsimile.
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    WILDE, Oscar. WILDE, Oscar.

    De Profundis: A Facsimile.

    £375

  17. Birthday Letters.
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    HUGHES, Ted. HUGHES, Ted.

    Birthday Letters.

    £750

  18. Ill Seen Ill Said.
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    BECKETT, Samuel. BECKETT, Samuel.

    Ill Seen Ill Said.

    £1,000

  19. GRRM: A RRetrospective.
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    MARTIN, George R. R. MARTIN, George R....

    GRRM: A RRetrospective.

    £500

  20. Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay.
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    (DU FU.) TU FU. (DU FU.) TU...

    Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay.

    £400

  21. Wild Chorus.
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    SCOTT, Peter. SCOTT, Peter.

    Wild Chorus.

    £600

  22. The Writings.
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    HARDY, Thomas. HARDY, Thomas.

    The Writings.

    £7,500

  23. To the Memory of Edward Thomas.
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    (THOMAS, Edward.) GUTHRIE, James. (THOMAS, Edward.) GUTHRIE,...

    To the Memory of Edward Thomas.

    £2,000

  24. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,
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    HALFORD, Frederick. HALFORD, Frederick.

    Modern Development of the Dry Fly,

    £4,500

  25. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,000

  26. The King of the Golden River.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN,...

    The King of the Golden River.

    £16,500

  27. This Year: Next Year.
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    DE LA MARE, Walter, & Harold... DE LA MARE,...

    This Year: Next Year.

    £975

  28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    £1,750

  29. The Love Poems.
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    DONNE, John. DONNE, John.

    The Love Poems.

    £500

  30. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    £9,750

  31. The Works.
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    WELLS, H. G. WELLS, H. G.

    The Works.

    £3,750

  32. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £500

  33. Tales From Ovid.
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    HUGHES, Ted. HUGHES, Ted.

    Tales From Ovid.

    £600

  34. When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.

    £45,000

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

    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    £4,500

  36. Writing Writing:
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    DUNCAN, Robert. DUNCAN, Robert.

    Writing Writing:

    £975

  37. A. J. Munnings, R.A.
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    (MUNNINGS, Alfred.) (MUNNINGS, Alfred.)

    A. J. Munnings, R.A.

    £2,750

  38. A Writer’s Notebook.
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    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

    A Writer’s Notebook.

    £550

  39. Poems 1930–1989.
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    BECKETT, Samuel. BECKETT, Samuel.

    Poems 1930–1989.

    £1,750

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