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Lord Byron's Copy of Frankenstein, Inscribed by Mary Shelley

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  1. 133163comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Cage on the front free endpaper, "For Jean with love and nostalgia for family and place - the Palisades, John Cage". The composer had grown up in the Pacific Palisades, and returned there in the late 50s to write much of this book there. The volume, which is scarce inscribed, collects... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 133163

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  2. 130084comp
    First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. A superb association copy, with the humorous gift inscription of Sylvia Lynd, poet and founder of the Book Society, to her husband, critic, and journalist, "Robert Lynd - 27.11.'17. (an unbirthday present.) from S. L." (Robert's actual birthday was 20 April). Both Robert (1879-1949)... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 130084

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    [A Song of Ice and Fire:]

    Atlanta, GA/Burton, MI: 2000-2015

    Deluxe signed limited edition, set "C" of the rare deluxe issue of only 52 lettered sets, each title signed by the author and illustrators, and additionally remarqued (a small original illustration added by hand) by the respective illustrators on the limitation leaf, complete as published thus far. This collection is sold... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 130848

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  4. 130850comp
    Deluxe Subterranean edition of the first two titles in the Song of Ice and Fire series, each copy "C" of the rare deluxe issue of only 52 lettered copies, both titles signed by the author and illustrator (Ted Nasmith and Richard Hescox respectively), and additionally remarqued (a small original illustration added by hand)... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 130850

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    [His Dark Materials trilogy:]

    London: 1995-1997-2000-2003-2017

    First editions, first impressions, of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, each volume signed by Pullman for his friend, the author Christina Hardyment (b. 1946) who enthusiastically reviewed his books in The Independent as they came out. Hardyment is noted in particular for her biographies of Arthur Ransome (1984) and... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 132652

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  6. 133121comp
    First and signed limited Salvador Dalí edition, number CXXVIII of 200 copies, signed by Dali at the foot of the frontispiece etching and on the title page.
    "The artist Salvador Dalí, famous for his surreal images of melting clocks and barren landscapes, at first glance might not seem to have much in common with a retiring... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 133121

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  7. 131850comp
    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 64 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 131850

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  8. 122272comp
    Revised edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To G. W. Gillman Esquire with the authors' compliments & in acknowledgement of many kindnesses received, Scoresby Routledge, A. M. Schooner Mana". This second, expanded, edition details the monumental first scientific, archaeological,... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122272

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    First edition of the first book illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Extremely scarce, with just five copies traced institutionally, it features six of her illustrations accompanying a set of six poems by Frederic E. Weatherly (best known as the author of the lyrics for "Danny Boy"). Early in 1890, Beatrix, then 24, and her brother,... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 109202

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    A Lunch Appointment.

    [North Pomfret, Vt.]: [1993]

    First edition, number XIII of twenty copies signed by Edmund White and containing an original signed etching by Pierre Le-Tan, preserved in a folder at the end. "This previously unpublished essay is an account of the author's first meeting with his mentor, Edith Sitwell and captures his minutely observed insights into human... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 88946

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  11. 132370comp
    First edition, signed by the author. Churchill has signed on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. London to Ladysmith consists of 27 letters and telegrams sent by Churchill to the Morning Post... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 132370

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  12. 132375comp
    First edition of Churchill's first book, signed by the author. Churchill has signed on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. Churchill was correspondent for the Daily Telegraph on Sir Bindon Blood's... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 132375

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  13. 132386comp
    First edition, signed by the author. Churchill has signed on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. Savrola was Churchill's only novel, his third published book, but the first he undertook to write,... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 132386

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  14. 132921comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Tom McCoog with best wishes Iris Murdoch". Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 132921

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  15. 131355comp
    First edition, first printed, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Emese and Jim, I.", with two drawn hearts, and signed below "Irving Penn". This work pairs a collection of Penn's pencil sketches, drawn between 1939 and 1942, with a fable written by Penn in 1997. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 131355

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  16. 131353

    New Poems.

    Norfolk, CN: 1943

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Lord Howard de Walden, from Dylan Thomas, November 1944". The recipient was influential Welsh arts patron Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, the 8th Baron Howard de Walden, who lived nearby Thomas at Plas Llanina, whilst Thomas... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 131353

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Charlotte, J. K. Rowling", with the authentication hologram. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 123432

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  18. 131846comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 182 of 375 copies signed by the author to the verso of the half-title, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan,... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 131846

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    First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de... Learn More
    £875

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  20. 132905
    A flattering signed caricature of Margaret Thatcher, dressed in blue with her handbag and pearls, with a clipped 10 Downing Street letterhead. The caricature was produced by Tim Holder as part of the series "Our Heroes & Others" of leading Conservative politicians, with the prints sold at the Conservative Party conference... Learn More
    £750

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    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. Dedicated to Ronald Reagan, Statecraft was Thatcher's final book, providing her analysis of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world; it was first published by Harper Collins in 2002, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 132899

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  22. 132897comp
    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was first published by Harper Collins in 1993, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author and finely bound, published... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 132897

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    First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law on the first blank, "Caroline C. James, from Henry James Jr." Caroline "Carrie" James (1851-1931) was the daughter of the prominent Milwaukee businessman Joseph Cary; she married Henry James's younger brother, Wilky, in... Learn More
    £6,000

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes Ernest Hemingway Key West 1957". Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 132080

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    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, the copy of the publisher Nelson Doubleday, number 1 of 751 copies signed by the illustrator and the author, specially bound. An excellent association copy: Doubleday had inherited Maugham as an author when his company merged with Maugham's former publisher, George H. Doran,... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 116986

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  26. 132809comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by both Auden and Isherwood on the title page and rare thus. Auden and Isherwood were commissioned by Faber and Faber and Random House to write a travel book about the East. They decided to visit China, then at war with Japan, in the spring and summer of 1938. On their travels they... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 132809

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    One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais.
    The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was... Learn More
    £75,000

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  28. 74406
    Signed copy of the forty-third edition, signed by Milne on the title page. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse "Vespers", a gently ironic take on the innocence of childhood intended... Learn More
    £2,000

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  29. 132850
    Original offprint, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the economist Lionel Robbins, the editor of the journal, on the front wrapper in a cramped hand: "To Lionel with hearty thanks for a place where more of his work is understood than mine. Paul R. 10th of May 1935" (?). Rosenstein-Rodan (1902-1985) was one of... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 132850

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  30. 132838comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Thornton Read: As an introduction to germanium research. Bill Shockley. Dec '50". The recipient Thornton Read was an American physicist who with Charles Frank formulated what came to be known as the Frank-Read mechanism... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 132838

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    First trade edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lydia Lopokova, "Lydia from Virginia" on the front free endpaper. Lopokova was a dancer with the ballet Russes who had married John Maynard Keynes in 1925 and thus become an unlikely member of the Bloomsbury group. In the list of friends... Learn More
    £12,500

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    First Zukofsky edition of Catullus, this the publisher's copy inscribed for him by the Zukofskys under their preface, "Tom Maschler's copy as ever, Celia Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky in his hand, May 20, 1969". These translations are a significant feature of the experimental output of American poet Louis Zukofsky, who with his... Learn More
    £600

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  33. 132320comp
    First edition, first impression, very rare inscribed presentation copy of this already scarce Hogarth production, number 195 of 450 copies printed at the Hogarth Press. This copy is inscribed on the limitation leaf, "Ethel Smyth from Virginia Woolf", an also have a pencil note in Woolf's hand to the text of her Introduction.... Learn More
    £9,750

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    Icaro.

    New York: 1933

    First edition in English, US issue, first printing, presentation copy from the translator to the publisher, of this 1928 Olympic Prizewinning verse-play by the extraordinary Italian poet Lauro de Bosis (1901-1931), first printed in Italian (Milan 1930), here printed for the first time with facing Italian-English text. The... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 131572

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  35. 130186
    First edition, Ezra Pound's copy, of this scurrilous Christmas poem printed by Nancy Cunard, this copy numbered and designated in Aldington's hand "This is Number 4, Printed for Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington". This is a superb Modernist association, inscribed by Aldington for the man who coined the term "Imagist" to describe... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 130186

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    First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
    The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808)... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 127839

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  37. 132686comp
    First deluxe edition, first impression, signed by the author on title page. With the loosely inserted ticket (number 216) from the book reading and signing event held at Glasgow on 9 December 2000. Learn More
    £2,250

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  38. 130074comp
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the literary critic Malcolm Cowley on the title page: "For Malcolm Cowley William Faulkner Sherman, Conn. 20 Oct. 1948". Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was responsible for almost single-handedly re-establishing the literary reputation... Learn More
    £19,500

    Stock Code: 130074

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  39. 122160comp
    Signed limited edition, number 571 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 122160

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  40. 132717comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Charles Murray on the half-title: "To Alfred Eisenprice with best wishes, Charles Murray". Richard Herrnstein died shortly before publication. In The Bell Curve - easily ranking among the most controversial academic works of the last few decades - Herrnstein and Murray argue that... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 132717

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  41. 132624comp
    First English-language edition, first impression, cloth issue, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed "A Tom, con afecto y amistad, Octavio, Londres, a 5 de Marzo de 1970" on the first blank. This meditation on the significance of Marcel Duchamp was penned in Delhi 1966 by Octavio Paz, the Nobel Prize-winning... Learn More
    £650

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  42. 132293
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on what is believed to be the original binder's blank, "Â Madame Cella Delavrancea Lahovary, hommages dévonés Rainer Maria Rilke (Paris, en mars 1923)". Cella Delavrancea was a Romanian pianist and member of Rilke's literary coterie; a sketch of him is included... Learn More
    £4,500

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  43. 130232comp
    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by Steinbeck to the producer of the film adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath, Darryl F. Zanuck, on the front free endpaper: "For Darryl Zannuck sic with thanks for a fine picture John Steinbeck 1939 Los Gatos". Steinbeck first watched Zanuck's film at Twentieth-Century... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 130232

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  44. 132590comp
    First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed the author on the front free endpaper "To Karl Shapiro, from his first translator into Polish, twenty years ago. Cordially Czeslaw Milosz, Berkeley, Jan. 13, 1969". A nice literary association - Milosz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978,... Learn More
    £750

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  45. 132573comp
    First edition thus, revised and expanded from The Early Italian Poets (1861), presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti, 1875". A significant association: Conway (1832-1907) was an American reformer, prominent Unitarian minister, and author who left... Learn More
    £3,250

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  46. 132558comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 132558

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  47. 130490comp
    First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130490

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  48. 130542comp
    The Edwardians (1930) for the stage...."> Signed limited edition, number 94 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist. A presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sackville-West on the front free endpaper, "For Dorothy, from Vita". A prior owner has identified the recipient as Dorothy Black, the actress who adapted The Edwardians (1930) for the stage.... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 130542

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    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 114031

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    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal..."> First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal... Learn More
    £3,750

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  51. 132485comp
    First edition, first impression. Elaborately inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "to Anthony & Tania love from Paddy LF 12-5-84", within a hand-drawn pictorial border derived from the front panel of the dust jacket. In the winter of 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132485

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  52. 132447comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Gerald Milward-Oliver, With lots of good wishes Roald Dahl, 1 Oct. 1980". Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 132447

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  53. 132522comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Para Atilio con la amistad la Jorge Luis Borges" For Atilio with friendship Jorge Luis Borges. An excellent association copy: the recipient was Borges's friend, the Italian artist Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), who designed the covers of two of Borges's... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132522

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  54. 132521comp
    First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy with their bookplate, signed by all three contributors (Borges, Casares, and Chello) on the title page. La Ciudad, both publisher and bookshop, was founded by Borges's friend Luis Alfonso in 1969. The bookshop was across the street from where Borges lived, and he frequently... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 132521

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  55. 132474comp
    First UK edition, first impression, the publisher Tom Maschler's copy, signed by Borges on the half-title and with Maschler's bookplate. Tom Maschler (b. 1933) was head of Jonathan Cape, and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 132474

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    First edition of the Chamber of Secrets, eleventh impression of Philosopher's Stone, both inscribed by the author for Iain Dallas, at a signing when he was a nine-year old-boy. He had written various spellings of his name in pencil on the title page of Philosopher's Stone: "Iain / Eoin Dallas / Ian Dallas / Ean Dallas".... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 123527

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  57. 130392
    An elaborate and remarkable feat of extra-illustration, combining over 100 inserted plates together with 14 autograph letters from the great and good of the Victorian era, including a letter from Queen Victoria herself, Princes Albert and Leopold, Lord Russell, and the author himself (who writes to declare his name pronounced... Learn More
    £1,500

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  58. 132288comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 150 of 215 copies signed by George Martin. Abbey Road is a major photographic celebration of the eponymous recording studio; along with this limited edition signed by the "Fifth Beatle", an unsigned trade issue was also released. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 132288

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  59. 132345comp
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 100 of 450 copies signed by the author and specially bound. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132345

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  60. 123180comp
    Signed limited edition, number 26 of 250 copies signed by the artist. This copy also includes a charming original pen and ink portrait of Rip van Winkle by Rackham, dated 17 July 1918. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 123180

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