FORESTER, C. S.

Rare books by C. S. Forester, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The African Queen.

Regularly stocked editions of Forester’s works include The Complete Hornblower and first Omnibus edition.

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  1. Payment Deferred.
    FORESTER, C. S. Payment Deferred.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 99487

  2. The Gun.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Gun.

    Boston : 1933

    First US edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first blank leaf, "J.B. from C. S. Forester". Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 36034

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

    Boston : 1935

    First US edition, first printing. Forester's novel, also published in the UK the same year, was adapted into the highly successful film in 1951 starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 130015

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

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 98902

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

    London : 1937-67

    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 they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 132989

  6. The Happy Return.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Happy Return.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, of the first Hornblower book; "with the publication of The Happy Return, Forester created his best-known character, Horatio Hornblower, a sensitive and gifted individual, the flowering of whose talents within the chain of naval command revealed the author's understanding of Nelson's navy, and of sea power" (ODNB). The... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 136286

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

    London : 1937-62

    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 they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 109292

  8. The Happy Return.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Happy Return.

    1937

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 42986

  9. Flying Colours.
    FORESTER, C. S. Flying Colours.

    Boston : 1939

    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." Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 106985

  10. The Earthly Paradise.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Earthly Paradise.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 99490

  11. The Earthly Paradise.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Earthly Paradise.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Forester's "first attempt at biographical fiction... tells the story of Christopher Columbus's third voyage to America, which began on May 30, 1498, and which was personally his most disastrous, the voyage from which he returned in chains... Forester tells this tale of Columbus through the eyes of a strange character,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 61739

  12. The Earthly Paradise.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Earthly Paradise.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 45174

  13. The Earthly Paradise.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Earthly Paradise.

    1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 44377

  14. The Captain from Connecticut.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Captain from Connecticut.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 103887

  15. Poo-Poo and the Dragons.
    FORESTER, C. S. Poo-Poo and the Dragons.

    Boston : 1942

    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed in the month of publication by the author on the first blank "Ann Catherine Winter, best wishes from C. S. Forester, 22 August 1942". Poo-Poo and the Dragons was Forester's first children's book, first published in Britain the same year. Learn More
    £1,450.00

    Stock Code: 114200

  16. The Sky and the Forest.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Sky and the Forest.

    London : 1948

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "Judith Nelson with best wishes from C. S. Forester." Learn More
    £780.00

    Stock Code: 44845

  17. Randall and the River of Time.
    FORESTER, C. S. Randall and the River of Time.

    London : 1951

    First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Basil & Kathleen from C. S. Forester May 1951", to his friends Basil Liddell Hart and his wife. Liddell Hart vetted Forester's classic antiwar novel, The General (1936).

    First published in the US in 1950, this is one of Forester's... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 146483

  18. Randall and the River of Time.
    FORESTER, C. S. Randall and the River of Time.

    London : 1951

    First edition, second impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 87852

  19. Lieutenant Hornblower.
    FORESTER, C. S. Lieutenant Hornblower.

    London : 1952

    First edition, third impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 87847

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