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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.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 99487

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  2. 36034comp
    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

    Stock Code: 36034

    signed

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  3. The African Queen.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 98902

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  4. 130015
    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

    Stock Code: 130015

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  5. 42986
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 42986

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  6. 121249detail
    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.... Learn More
    £3,950

    Stock Code: 121249

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  7. 1
    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.... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 109292

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  8. Flying Colours.
    First edition, first impression. This is the true first printing of Flying Colours issued in conjunction with the Book Society, preceding the single volume publication. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 109412

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  9. A Ship of the Line.
    First edition thus, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith and the publisher's presentation slip to the author loosely inserted. A Ship of the Line was first published in 1938 by Michael Joseph. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 87834

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  10. Flying Colours.
    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

    Stock Code: 106985

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  11. The Earthly Paradise.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 99490

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  12. 44377
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 44377

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  13. 61739
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 61739

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  14. The Earthly Paradise.
    £150

    Stock Code: 23869

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  15. 45174
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 45174

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  16. The Captain from Connecticut.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 103887

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  17. 87844
    First edition, first impression. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 87844

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  18. 87849
    First edition, first 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
    £325

    Stock Code: 87849

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  19. 44845comp
    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

    Stock Code: 44845

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  20. The African Queen.
    Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the literary agent responsible for the film adaptation on the front free endpaper, "To Shirley, - a copy of a book which is as old as our friendship but not nearly as precious to me. With love from C. S. Forester". Shirley Palmer Collier was a well-known Los Angeles literary agent... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 86970

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  21. 87882
    First edition, first 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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 87882

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  22. 87852
    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

    Stock Code: 87852

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  23. 87847
    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

    Stock Code: 87847

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  24. 87845
    First edition, first 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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 87845

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  25. The Hornblower Companion.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 100451

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  26. 97852
    First edition, first impression. A review copy with the publisher's slip laid-in. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 97852

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