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  1. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
    Second deluxe issue, later printing, bound with the 1910 endpaper design. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 109442

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  2. Diary of a March through Sinde and Afghanistan,
    First edition. Allen was assistant chaplain to the Bombay establishment, and accompanied Nott's forces through the campaign from April 1841 to February 1843. "Allen's diary offers a perceptive vision of the landscapes bringing to mind Biblical scenes of the Old Testament Youthful and exuberant at the campaign's advent,... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 109458

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  3. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    First edition. With the later issue dust jacket advertising Pigling Bland (published in 1913). Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 109477

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  4. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    First edition. Intended to please her American readers, the main animal characters in the book are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks, and a "large bear". The inclusion of yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-nocheese!") was a mistake, as their range includes... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 109478

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  5. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    First edition, deluxe issue. From the library of Winifred Warne, the niece of Norman Warne. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 109479

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  6. The Tale of Tom Kitten.
    First edition, deluxe issue. One of the scarcest deluxe editions, with just one copy of this first issue appearing at auction since 1975. Later issues have later endpapers. Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 109481

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  7. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    First edition, deluxe issue, in red cloth. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 109492

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  8. Wag-by-Wall.

    Wag-by-Wall.

    London & New York: 1944

    First UK edition, limited issue. Number 78 from a limited edition of 100 copies only, the only British publication. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the title "The... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109499

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  9. Wag-by-Wall.
    First edition in book form, first printing. A limited edition of 100 copies was published in the UK, likely simultaneously, though the exact date is unknown. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 109501

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  10. The Battle of Waterloo:
    Third edition. Copac locates only two copies (Oxford, Trinity College Dublin) in British and Irish institutional libraries that match this collation of 304 pages; OCLC adds no further copies, although copies calling for 488 pp. are more common institutionally. Abbey calls for a plate of St Helena not present here but as... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109509

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  11. Personal Narrative of Adventures in the Peninsula during the War in 1812-1813. By an Officer late in the Staff Corps Regiment of Cavalry.
    First edition of this decidedly uncommon Peninsula War narrative; Copac locates seven copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Scotland, Southampton); not in OCLC. Buckham served mainly with the commissary and his first-hand account is an important one, particularly... Learn More
    £825

    Stock Code: 109510

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  12. Ann at Highwood Hall: Poems for Children.
    First edition, first impression of this charming book, the second collaboration between Graves and Ardizzone, following The Penny Fiddle (1960). Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109601

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  13. Air Babies.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, flamboyantly inscribed next to her portrait: "To Skippy with the kindest of wishes and many happy landings! Elvy Kalep the signature a little faint, so re-inscribed: from Elvy Kalep". Copies of this first edition are very uncommon, copies signed and in the... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 109647

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  14. E. D. Ward.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author as "Dogear Wryde" to the rear panel. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 109662

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  15. Il Solimano Tragedia.
    First edition of this famous opera about Suleyman the Magnificent's execution of his son Mustafa. "One of the earliest Turkish operas was written in 1619 by the Italian Prospero Bonarelli, whose Il Solimano became the blueprint for many eponymous operas and for other operas that employed elements of its plot" (Berman, German... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 109664

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  16. Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet.
    First separate edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mailer on the front cover to Herb Yellin (1935-2014) the American book collector and founder of the Lord John Press in 1976 to publish signed limited editions of significant American authors: "For Herb Yellin, cheers, cheers. Norman Mailer, March... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109702

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  17. Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea;
    First edition, uncommon in the original cloth, seven copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries. "Peard (1829-1918), a lieutenant in the 20th Regiment of Foot, who had arrived at Evpatoriia on 14 September, was one of the first serving soldiers to publish an account of the war, after being invalided to Scutari... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 109720

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  18. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies published. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens and Trollope, Walter E. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109762

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  19. .
    Limited edition, one of 515 copies. A superb copy of the Basilisk Press facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 109804

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  20. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.
    First edition, first impression of the author's rare first book. "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 109937

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  21. Shepard 1
    Signed and dated in ink lower right by Shepherd, 1961 and inscribed by Shepard lower middle "Tiggers don't like honey". This image was first used for The House at Pooh Corner, first published in 1928, page 23. "Tigger took a large mouthful of honey... and he looked up at the ceiling with his head on one side, and made exploring... Learn More
    £47,500

    Stock Code: 109941

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  22. Untersuchungen über des gleichseitige Dreieck als Norm gotischer Bauproportionen.
    First edition of this unusual work by the Baltic German art historian. Dehio (1850-1932) was born in Reval, now Talinn, Estonia, he was the founder of the Handbuch der deutschen Kunstgeschichte, still publishing to this day. In the present work he sets out his theory of the equilateral triangle as the proportional basis... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 110081

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  23. A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing.
    First edition, with an attractive early American provenance, a preliminary blank is inscribed: "Wm. Dummer's Booke, 3: May 1706, pretium 3 shillings". This is the governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, William Dummer (1677-1761), after whom Dummer's War is named, a series of battles between New England and the Wabanaki... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 110090

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  24. The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile.
    First edition, first printing, of the author's collection of short stories. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 110209

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  25. Tigris Gunboats.
    First edition, first impression, very scarce in the eye-catching dust jacket. Tigris Gunboats was greeted with great enthusiasm by The Naval Review in 1932: "This is a book for which many naval officers must have looked, for the account of the work of the Royal Navy on the Tigris, as given in the Official History of Naval... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 110286

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  26. The Tale of Mr. Tod.
    First edition. The first two printings are identical. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 110330

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  27. The Indian Mutiny.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110425

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  28. The Pathan Borderland

    The Pathan Borderland.

    Calcutta and Simla: 1921

    Second edition, considerably enlarged; originally published in 1910. Scarce: Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, London Library), OCLC adds a further 11 worldwide. The author notes in his Preface that this new edition was revised in the aftermath of the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919)... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110428

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  29. Sketch of Mairwara;
    First edition of this important record of the extensive irrigation system established in the Ajmer-Merwara region of south western Rajasthan; scarce, "according to the English Catalogue, the work was privately printed, and Smith, Elder may therefore only have published it on Dixon's behalf" (Abbey). Dixon (d. 1857) was a... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 110460

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  30. Remembering Kut.
    First edition, signed copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorina Lockhart Neave, 26 April 1937". The terrible four-month siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, "was, arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110481

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  31. The Bible: that is the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Old and New Testament.
    A most attractive Jacobean Bible in the Geneva version, the version still used by Oliver Cromwell in the middle of the 17th century. Herbert describes this 1615 printing as "the last roman type quarto edition of this version printed by Barker". Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 110558

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  32. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
    First edition, deluxe issue. The first two impressions are indistinguishable. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 110566

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  33. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
    First edition, deluxe issue. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110575

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  34. Soldier's Training and Other Notes.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon. Copac notes just BL, NLS, TCD, Oxford and Cambridge, OCLC adds copies at the Canadian War Museum and NYPL only. "Many of these observations had been written before the present war in South Africa had begun. The remainder are written from experience before the enemy. The ideas expressed... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 110620

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  35. 1
    First edition, first impression, of the ninth instalment in Lang's Fairy Books series, gathering exotic tales from North America, Brazil, Australia, Africa, Persia, India, Lappland and the Pacific Islands. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110632

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  36. Christian Victor: the Story of a Young Soldier.
    Second edition, published in May 1903 (following the first edition of March 1903). Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein (1867-1900) was the favourite grandson of Queen Victoria and served in the 60th King's Royal Rifles. He saw action in the Hazara Expedition (1888), the fourth Anglo-Ashanti War (1895), served... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110678

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  37. Cours de philosophie positive.
    First edition of Comte's most important work, the canonical statement of positivism. It is in the prodigious Cours that he lays the foundations of his system, establishing, under the conception of the Law of the Three States, the new sociology in its historical and formal relations to the other sciences. "The remarkable... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 110733

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  38. 110745
    First edition of this collection of short stories in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the whole of "The Explosive Bomb" and several passages in the other stories, apart from "The Destroying Angel" and "The Fair Cuban", for which Fanny Stevenson was solely responsible. There was also a wrappered issue... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110745

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  39. 110748
    First edition, first issue with "his" omitted on the last but one line p. 140. Bound without the publisher's adverts. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110748

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  40. 110752
    First UK edition, published five days after the US edition. Bound without the publisher's advertisements. With the front panel and spine of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110752

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  41. 110753
    First UK edition, published two months after the US edition. With the front and spine panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 110753

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  42. With Lord Stratford in the Crimean War.
    First edition, a highly pertinent association copy with the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William John Codrington (1804-1884) to the front pastedown. Codrington arrived in the Crimea in September 1854 with the rank of major-general, in command of the 1st brigade of the light division. He won the praise of Raglan for... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110762

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  43. 110765
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the (slightly faded) spine panel of the first issue binding bound in at rear, the last line of which reads "C. Kegan Paul & Co." (changed to "Kegan Paul. Trench, & Co." in second issue copies). Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110765

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  44. 110769
    First edition, first impression, of Stevenson's comedy of manners, the first of two novels set in the South Seas and written in collaboration with his stepson, the second being The Ebb-Tide (1894). "As for The Wrecker, it 's a machine, you know - don't expect aught else - a machine, and a police machine; but I believe the... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110769

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  45. 110770
    First edition, first impression, in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110770

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  46. 110771
    First edition, first impression, with a rule underneath the word "contents" on the contents page. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110771

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  47. 110773
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Across the Plains was simultaneously published in the US. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 110773

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  48. 110774
    First collected edition, one of 1,000 copies thus. "The issue consisted of 1,000 copies on ordinary paper, 100 large paper copies, bound in half buff cloth, and 30 copies on Japanese vellum paper" (Slater). With the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110774

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  49. 110776
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Bound without the publisher's ads. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110776

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  50. 110777
    First edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110777

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  51. 110780
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110780

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  52. 110782
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110782

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  53. 110822
    First trade edition of the author's defense of the Belgian missionary, published two months after two privately printed editions. With the original wrappers bound in. One of 1,000 copies printed. Father Damien first appeared as a privately printed edition of 25 copies published in Sydney, followed by another privately printed... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110822

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  54. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.
    First and only edition of an important study, never superseded, which in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 110826

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  55. The Natural History of Barbados.
    First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110849

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  56. 110880
    A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each... Learn More
    £16,000

    Stock Code: 110880

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  57. Tirah. 1897.
    First edition. Sir Charles Edward Callwell (1859-1928) had one brief - rather unsuccessful - period of field command during the Boer War, his strengths lay elsewhere; "Callwell was an accomplished linguist, a skilled intelligence officer, and a prolific writer of quality on a wide range of military affairs and on military... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110899

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  58. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes
    Spruce had been sent to South..."> First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects Spruce's gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB).
    Spruce had been sent to South... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110960

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  59. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.]
    A handsome Regency-era presentation binding incorporating a variety of exquisite lyre tools, a suitable binding for one of the most influential opuses of the 18th century: "Within months of their publication in 1700 in Rome Corelli's Sonate e violone o cimbalo had been accepted by the musical work as having a special status.... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 111109

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  60. .
    First edition, first impression. The fourth adventure in the Famous Five series, uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111250

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