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  1. 121366
    First edition, first printing. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is "an authentic and nostalgic story which in rare fashion at once puts together the tenderness and the tragedy of the South. They are the inseparable ingredients of a region much reported but... Learn More
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  2. 127155
    First edition of this collection. Published by the agronomist Augstin Alletz, the work gathers Saint-Pierre's proposals for the reform and improvement of society. Saint-Pierre's writings proved an important influence on the enlightenment, especially on Rousseau, although Rousseau did disagree with Saint-Pierre's proposals... Learn More
    £450

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  3. 110573detail
    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1,024 sets only of which this is 886. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be... Learn More
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  4. 123418
    First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket. This charming book features a different breed of dog for each letter of the alphabet.
    Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a notorious New York bohemian artist who began exhibiting her art from 1910. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one... Learn More
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  5. 125130
    First UK edition of one of James's scarcest and most desirable titles, one of 500 copies. The first two impressions are indistinguishable: it was first published on 15 February 1879 in a print run of 250 copies, with a second impression of 250 copies following in March, lacking any imprint to distinguish it from the first... Learn More
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  6. 126016
    First edition of Jane Austen's final published work, with an excellent provenance showing early readership of Austen on the continent. This publication pairs her last completed novel with the light-spirited satire that was probably the first full-length novel she wrote. Her brother Henry's biographical notice, dated 13 December... Learn More
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  7. 126737comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy with a fine literary association, inscribed by the author to Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson, "Dear Vita & Harold, all our love, Sinclair Lewis", on the front free endpaper. Lewis was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature,... Learn More
    £1,750

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  8. 126749
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
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  9. 120664detail
    A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version... Learn More
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  10. 118505
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

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  11. 118745
    First edition in English, preceding the US edition published the same year. The British-born translator, Barbara Mooyaart-Doubleday, was living in Amsterdam in 1947 when the original Dutch-language edition appeared. Having impressed Anne Frank's father Otto with a sample chapter, she was engaged to make the whole translation... Learn More
    £1,475

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  12. 122097comp
    Signed limited edition, number 1077 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.... Learn More
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  13. 127454
    First edition, first printing, of the first title in the Doctor Dolittle series. Though born in England, Lofting settled in Connecticut and had his first book published in New York. The book is attractively illustrated with his own naïve pen-and-ink drawings. Learn More
    £1,500

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  14. 127570
    First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in... Learn More
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  15. 126655

    Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.

    Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey: Sunday [?12th November 1922]

    An exceptional letter connecting two of the key figures of the English modernist movement, here in their capacity as publisher/editors in the annus mirabilis of modernist publishing. Virginia Woolf writes to T. S. Eliot, addressing him familiarly as "Tom", on Hogarth House stationery towards the end of 1922, the year in... Learn More
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  16. 126523
    First edition, first impression. Number 55 of 100 copies with a loosely inserted original photograph, of a total edition of 1000. A collaboration of 75 artists, this is one of the earliest works publisher by Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of contemporary artists through publications, events... Learn More
    £150

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  17. 126942comp
    Signed limited edition, number 22 of 100 copies. Signed by Rosengarten at the end of the preface and on each plate. Additionally signed by each contributing poet at the foot of their poems (except A. J. M. Smith, who died before the project could be completed). Also signed by Jones at the end of the introduction. This artist-poet... Learn More
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  18. 126539comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Bob Kriendler with best wishes from his friend Ernest Hemingway". The recipient was Robert "Bob" Kriendler, the youngest of the four Kriendler brothers who ran the iconic speakeasy 21 Club, one of Hemingway's favourite... Learn More
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  19. 111373
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

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  20. 127752
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the photographer. A superb large-format Taschen publication showcasing the vibrant colour-saturated photography of David LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been... Learn More
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  21. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

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  22. 117743
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

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  23. 118701
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

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  24. 121250
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
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  25. 118378
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
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  26. 117397
    First edition, first printing. Douglas and Director's book was intended to be "a comprehensive and continuing study of the problem of unemployment, including the results of economic research and of practical measures for regularization which were being undertaken in various industries" (Preface). At the time of publication,... Learn More
    £45

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  27. 128525
    First edition, with the frontispiece designed by Aubrey Beardsley. Second issue as usual: there were a few copies sent for review with an 1895 title page and Beardsley's "Black Coffee" frontispiece, but following a complaint by the publisher John Lane about the use of this image, which had been prepared for the fifth volume... Learn More
    £175

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  28. 96273
    First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with their stamp on the title page. A critique of many aspects of Britain's war effort. Learn More
    £75

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  29. 123760
    First edition of Boccardo's dictionary of political economy, intended for the use of public servants and businessmen, and a major influence on the development of Italian economic study. Learn More
    £875

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  30. 127070
    First edition, first impression. In his first work written specifically for a Western audience, Japanese graphic designer and art director of design brand Muji Kenya Hara (b. 1958) presents the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan and their applications in design. Learn More
    £300

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  31. 127507comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 143 of 150 slipcased copies, signed by the photographer. Loosely inserted are the publisher's slip, also numbered, and a promotional poster advertising the films 'William Eggleston in the Real World', and 'Stranded in Canton', a film by Eggleston. Learn More
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  32. 122234
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany. A nice liberal association copy, Walter Runciman the younger being a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge who "during the 1920s gradually moved to the right in the sense that he... Learn More
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  33. 124350
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed to his fellow member of the Statistical Society of London, "To T. B. Herring Esq. With the Author's regards" on the front free endpaper verso. Thomas Buckle Herring of 40 Aldersgate Street was proposed successfully as a candidate for the Society in November 1836; at that same session... Learn More
    £650

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  34. 125022
    First edition. An English-born reformist, Thomas Cooper (1759-1839) joined South Carolina College in Columbia in 1819 as professor of chemistry before becoming president of the college in 1820. He wrote on a wide variety of topics including politics, metaphysics, religion, science, economics, and the law. The present work... Learn More
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  35. 128726comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. This is the first publication of the complete set of a series of photographs taken during the summer of 1959 by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. The photographs follow "The Jokers", one of the many youth gangs in Brooklyn at a time when there... Learn More
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  36. 128734comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. Loosely inserted is the publisher's booklet. Learn More
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  37. 128735comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer on the half-title. Learn More
    £750

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  38. 128740comp
    First editions, signed limited issues, Nothing but Home number 90 of 100 copies, Desperate Cars number 22 of 100 copies, and Under House Arrest number 81 of 100 copies. Each work has an original signed and matching numbered photograph loosely inserted. Learn More
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    First edition, first printing, signed by Haring to fellow artist Sean Kalish: "For Sean - Thanks for the drawing. Our collaboration is really turning out great. Nice working with ya'. Keith xxx". Together with an original self-portrait. Haring and Kalish worked together in 1989 on a series of etchings. Learn More
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  40. 128754
    First edition of Webster's correspondence, in an attractive binding. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) served as Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tylor and Millard Fillmore, one of only two individuals to serve under three presidents. He was the chief negotiator for the Webster-Ashburton Treaty,... Learn More
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  41. 125768
    First edition of this printing of the letters and documents relating to the ill-fated Darien Scheme, Scotland's aborted attempt to found a colony, leading to bankruptcy and necessitating the Act of Union with England. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Walter to Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, printing 116... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Gered Mankowitz and inscribed by Terry O'Neill: "Long Live the Stones! Terry O'Neill". This work was published to coincide with the opening of Exhibitionism, the first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones, which was held at Saatchi Gallery from 5 April... Learn More
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  43. 128801
    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 20 copies signed by Ferlinghetti along with two signed paintings by Soheyl Dahi. Learn More
    £250

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  44. 128812
    First edition. First edition, part of Frederic Shoberl's (1775-1853) 43-volume series of The World in Miniature, which aimed to "increase the store of knowledge concerning the various branches of the great family of Man" (preface, cited in Abbey). The present volume covers the Austrian Empire at the time of Metternich's... Learn More
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  45. 128851
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the Keynesian economist Percy H. Asher, author of the 1938 work National Self-Sufficiency, with his extensive annotations in pencil and ink throughout the second half of the first volume, and in one section of the second volume. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two... Learn More
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  46. 128899
    Third edition, perhaps more properly the third impression, the same year as the first. Important personal account of naval service in the suppression of slave trade; "Just as Sulivan received no honours for his service in East African waters, so the East African slave trade itself is now little known and the part played... Learn More
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  47. 128878
    First edition of this attractive flower book, with twelve illustrations of bouquets, each with an imagined dialogue between the flowers. Rather incongruously, the latter section of the book is an account of the people and government of Turkey. No doubt produced as a ready-bound cheap gift book, the work is now a great rarity,... Learn More
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  48. 128758
    First edition, extremely scarce, of Cafiero's abridgment of Marx's Das Kapital, the first appearance of the work in Italian. This was one of the earliest abridgements of Das Kapital, and was much admired by Marx.
    Carlo Cafiero (1846-1892), an Italian socialist, met Marx and Engels in London in 1870 and was recruited to... Learn More
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  49. 125882comp
    First edition, second printing (two months after the first). Inscribed by the author to the Nobel Laureate and economist Frederick Soddy on the front free endpaper: "To Professor Frederick Soddy with the compliments of Irving Fisher January 1929". Soddy had been awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921 for his work... Learn More
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  50. 126681
    First and only edition of this criticism of Malthusian theory in which the author considers various ways for the immediate amelioration of poverty - "the nutriment on which sedition feeds" (p. ix). "Thomas Rowe Edmonds (1803-1896) was probably one of the most competent statisticians of the middle of the nineteenth century,... Learn More
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  51. 127737
    £350

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  52. 128933
    First edition of this proposal for radical reform of the British government, economy, and social organisation. The political writer George Edwards (1752-1823) "was an untiring propounder of political and social schemes, with a particular enthusiasm for reform of the constitution, of agricultural practice, of tax laws, and... Learn More
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  53. 128999
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
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  54. 129002
    First edition, self-published some six years before the more commonly encountered, expanded, Grove Press edition, and uncommon thus. Before finding fame with The Fugs, Kupferberg operated as poet, pamphleteer and publisher, probably best known to the cognoscenti as the man in Ginberg's Howl "who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge... Learn More
    £825

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  55. 121644
    First edition of Goldmann's magnum opus, one of the most important and substantial studies of South African gold mines. Sydney Goldmann (1868-1958), an uitlander of German-Jewish descent, made his fortune in gold mining; he later served as a Boer War correspondent for The Standard alongside Winston Churchill, before entering... Learn More
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  56. 126998
    First and limited edition, one of 500 copies. This work collects together various book illustrations by Beardsley, most notably including those from Le Morte Darthur (1893), Salome (1894), A Comedy of Sighs (1894), the Rape of the Lock (1896), the Yellow Book (1894-7), and the Savoy magazine (1896). A beautiful collection... Learn More
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  57. 129128comp
    First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt". John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a... Learn More
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  58. 117106
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of seven essays on industrial fluctuations, the first of which, "Profits, Interest, and Investment", was published here for the first time. This essay extends and refines the main argument that Hayek made in the lecture series published as Prices and Production in 1931,... Learn More
    £250

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  59. 127543
    First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel. Morrison wrote The Bluest Eye whilst working as a senior fiction editor at Random House, waking at 4 am each morning to write before work. Learn More
    £850

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  60. 127591

    Siesta in Xbalba

    Icy Cape, Alaska: July, 1956

    First edition, sole impression, one of an estimated 53 copies, this copy signed by Ginsberg on the title page.
    Siesta in Xbalba is a truly rare Ginsberg item, self-printed and self-published in the summer of 1956 while aboard a Navy ship off the coast of Alaska, before he returned to San Francisco and realised his literary... Learn More
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