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  1. 52144comp
    First edition. This copy with the bookplate of Butler Place to the front pastedown, and the publishers' presentation inscription; "Mrs. Owen J. Wister with respects of the Publishers" to the first blank. As well as co-editing, Mrs Wister contributes a piece on Deborah Logan. Sarah Butler Wister was the eldest daughter of... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 52144

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  2. The Road to Oxiana.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 79960

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  3. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
    First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H.L.R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90335

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  4. 76369
    First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 76369

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  5. 73135comp
    First edition. Superb biographical essay on the legendary pianist Bud Powell by his friend and Paris protector. Paudras's relationship with the troubled Powell, as portrayed in this book, became the basis for Bernard Tavernier's film Round midnight. The book forms a pair with his archival essay on Charlie Parker,To Bird... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 73135

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  6. 87817
    From the library of the American writer and critic Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), with his ownership inscription to the divisional title of Part I: "Edward Dahlberg, September 9 1926, Paris, France". Dahlberg's first novel, Bottom Dogs, was published in 1929 with an introduction by D. H. Lawrence and "was considered a good... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 87817

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  7. 96758
    First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from Graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96758

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  8. image1
    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. This was Thurber's first title for children, which tells a tale of a princess who sets her sights on the moon. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 97530

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  9. 59235comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the film director and screenwriter Elia Kazan, inscribed by the author on the title page "For Elia with affection & admiration from Cal". Cal was Lowell's nickname. The Old Glory is a play consisting of three pieces to be performed together as a trilogy, two being stage... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 59235

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  10. 116647comp
    First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot, inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116647

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  11. i1
    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Franklin Rosemont, with warmest regards, Frank Belknap Long." The recipient was an American poet, artist and leftist historian, and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group. This Arkham House collection of Long's writings collections 33 stories first... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114747

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  12. 108195
    First trade edition, first printing. From the library of Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002), with his signature to the front pastedown. Longstreet, an author and screenwriter who wrote over 100 novels, was also renowned as an artist, publishing five books on jazz illustrated with his own drawings and watercolours; his artwork... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 108195

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  13. The Patriot Son
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to "Elisabeth Schnack, from Mary Lavin, March 1964" on the front free endpaper, and with the recipient's Zurich address stamp below in green ink. Elisabeth Schnack (1899-1992) was a literary scholar of Swiss origin, and a prolific translator of English literature into... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 106766

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  14. Sketches of Europe before the War.
    First edition, highly uncommon with only three copies in libraries worldwide, this copy inscribed by the artist "to Mrs R. G. Casey, with kindest regards. Ramendra Nath Chakravorty, Sept. 8 1944" on the front free endpaper: the de facto dedication copy, the recipient Marie Casey being the author of the foreword and also... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105558

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  15. Zoot-Suit Murders.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "For Dink Bruce, who knows there's more than 1 way to skin a cat, suit a fish, churn the waters of this life ?& the next G. Con Abrazo Grande Hermano, Thomas Sanchez, Key West, 30 November 81". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, whose father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby")... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107958

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  16. Horn of Africa.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Dink Bruce, Regards from your friend and temporary tenant, Philip Caputo. Sept., 1980" on the half-title. The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, the writers' haven in Florida where Caputo moved in order "to write and... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 107937

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  17. King Bongo.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For mi compadre at Mile Zero, Dink Bruce. Thomas Sanchez, Key West, 4 May 2003" on the title-page. The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, whose father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") arrived in Key West at the behest of his Arkansas friend Ernest Hemingway... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107936

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  18. In Honour Bound.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 104428

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  19. Robert Peckham.
    Signed limited edition of 100 copies, this copy number 59. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To J. B. Morton, from Maurice Baring, New Year 1935" on the front free endpaper. Morton is best remembered under his pseudonym, "Beachcomber", which he used throughout his career as a satirical columnist at the Express;... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 106538

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  20. Life Quest.
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Australian painter Albert Tucker (1914-1999), with his signature, dated 1943, to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 104459

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  21. Hildesheim.
    First UK edition, limited issue. Number 72 of 150 copies, signed by the author and printed on Van Gelder paper. A trade edition of 750 copies was also printed. From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the inner lid of the solander box; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile.... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 104495

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  22. The Famous Collection of Works by William Blake, the property of the late Graham Robertson, on Friday, July 22, 1949.
    Two copies, one in wrappers and one in boards, of the sales catalogue for perhaps the greatest sale of William Blake material since the Linnell sale of 1918. These copies come from the library (the wrappers copy signed by him on the front wrapper, the boards copy unmarked but from the same provenance) of Patrick Macleod,... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 105686

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  23. Dispersal Point.
    First edition, third printing. From the library of Australian painter Albert Tucker (1914-1999), with his signature to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 104461

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  24. Trust Me.

    Trust Me.

    New York: 1987

    First collected edition, John Barth's copy with his signature in blue ink to the half-title. Barth's relationship with Updike began in 1966 when he was teaching at the University of Buffalo in 1966 and wrote to the famously reclusive Updike asking him to read at a lecture series that was also to include Norman Mailer and... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 102913

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  25. Observations on the Dimensions of the Ships of the Line and Frigates in the French Navy.
    First edition in English of a French study which first appeared in the Annales Maritimes in 1822, "it was also printed by order of the French Government at the Royal press, for distribution among its own functionaries" (translator's preface). In emulation of this principle of limited distribution, a note verso of the title... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 102411

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  26. Higher Gossip.
    First edition, first printing of this posthumously published volume (Updike died in 2009). With the ownership inscription of novelist John Barth to the half-title. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 97316

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  27. Trumpet in the Dust.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For my son, Gene. My first book for my first son. Gene Fowler. Oct 1, 1930." Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96695

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  28. The Three Orders of Perspective.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's treatise on perspective. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Vanessa Bell on the verso of the half-title, "To Vanessa Bell, from George Barne". Vanessa Bell and George Hume Barne (1882-1931) both took part in the London Artists' Association exhibition in 1929, alongside... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95421

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  29. Witch Poems.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator on the half-title, "To Judy Cohn, with best "witches" Trina Schart Hyman." A fun collection of poems all on witches. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 96052

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  30. 91174comp
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Presentation copy inscribed to David and Tamara Talbot Rice on the front free endpaper: "For David & Tamara with love from Evelyn (published Jan. 14th 1930)." David Talbot Rice was a member of the group at Oxford known as the Hypocrites Club, along with Waugh, Anthony... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 91174

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  31. Deirdire [sic].
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title to the poet John Masefield: "To John Masefield; from Gordon Bottomley. Silverdale: 22nd July 1944", and with Masefield's book label to the front pastedown. In the late 1910s John Masefield invited Bottomley to read his poetry at... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 94461

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  32. 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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  33. Mogreb-el-Acksa.
    First edition, with a lengthy inscription by Joseph Conrad to Elsie Martindale (1877-1949), first wife of Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer), "To Mrs. Elsie Ford M. Hueffer, In the intervals of concocting, with your husband, circumstantial untruths for sale we looked into this truthful book. And as a proof that even when engaged... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 84966

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  34. Some Operations of the 145th and 144th Infantry Brigades in France and Italy, 1916-1918.
    First and only edition of this uncommon war record extracted from the war diaries by Brig.-Gen. Done, successively commander of the 144th and 145th, just 4 locations on OCLC - BL, NYPL, Leeds University and Australian Defence Force Academy. Somme, Third Ypres, Asiago Plateau. This copy with the pencilled ownership inscription,... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 92313

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  35. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julia F. Carter on the half-title verso, "For Miss Julia Carter, with warm appreciation of her kindness. Alida Malkus Cincinnati Nov. 5 1937." Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 93380

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  36. The Coat of Many Colors.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julie F. Carter on the front free endpaper, " For Julie with love from Marian King, September 27, 1950 Washington D. C". Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 93355

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  37. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Hugh Walpole on the front free endpaper "For Hugh, from E. M. Forster" and with Walpole's Brackenburn book label on the front pastedown. Copies of the first edition are rare, as most of the print run was destroyed by fire. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 90044

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  38. Peeling the Onion.
    First English language edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Norman Mailer, with many thanks, Günter Grass". Grass and Mailer appeared together at "The 20th Century on Trial", an event in 2007 in which they were both interviewed on stage by Andrew O'Hagan. Peeling the... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 88979

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  39. 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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  40. Image1
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, 'For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.' Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's... Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 89564

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  41. i1
    First collected edition, first impression, presentation binding. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve published his biographical portraits anonymously and for private circulation among his circle of friends. For rather obscure reasons he had second thoughts and destroyed most copies. It is said that he did not keep a copy for himself... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 90713

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  42. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Lillian Gish to Otto Preminger on the half-title: "This, dear Otto Preminger, with deepest thanks for your kindness to my beloved sister. And fondest wishes to you and your family. Lillian Gish". Preminger directed Lillian Gish's sister Dorothy in the 1946 musical... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 88156

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  43. A Modern Theory of Ethics.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A. M. Carr-Saunders, with compliments from W. O. S. 3rd February 1929". A Modern Theory of Ethics was Stapledon's first published work of prose, based on the thesis for his PhD in philosophy awarded at the University of... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 87348

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  44. The Late Child. A Novel.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to actress Cybill Shepherd on the front blank, "For Cybill, with love, L". Shepherd starred in the 1971 film adaptation of McMurtry's The Last Picture Show, and the two collaborated on a screenplay based on the Shelby Foote novel September, September,... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 87323

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  45. Dinner At Eight. A Play.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Lardner, who can write a better inscription any day - to say nothing of a play, George S. Kaufman, November, 1932". Kaufman and Ring Lardner had collaborated on the play June Moon in 1929, which was based on Lardner's... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 87029

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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    First edition, first impression. Guild du Livre and Editions Clairfontaine are the same publisher. Guild du Livre being the subscriber's arm of the company where the books are issued first at a reduced rate to subscribers with a different cover to the retail version. This copy has the Guild du Livre imprint. Text in French.... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 86597

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  53. 84806comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Lennie with best wishes and memories of Lower Sixth Avenue. Bill Styron. New York, December 1967". The recipient was his close friend, composer Leonard Bernstein. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 84806

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  54. Lakeboat. A Play.
    First edition, first printing, wrappered issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title, "Paul - Thank you for the Jap. Bresson Etc etc etc. Love, D". The recipient was photographer Paul Ickovic, who collaborated with Mamet on the book Kafka's Grave and Other Stories (1986). The gift Mamet mentions was... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 84804

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  55. 84287comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lytton Strachey on the front free endpaper, "To G.L.S. from L.S.W. 21 Feb 1913", and with Strachey's bookplate on the front pastedown. Beginning in 1904, Woolf spent seven years in the colonial administration of Ceylon, a period he later described... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 84287

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  56. The Filigree Ball:
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to American First Lady Edith Roosevelt on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Roosevelt, Compliments of Anna K. Green Rohlfs. March 23rd 1903". Additionally inscribed by Mrs. Roosevelt to her son on the front pastedown, "For Kermit from Mother". Anna Katherine Green's first... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 83721

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  57. 81512
    First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 81512

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  58. The Story of the XII Royal Lancers from 1715 to 1918.
    First and only edition, only 24 copies printed (NAM online bibliography). This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, with kind regards & good wishes from Hob." Birdwood was gazetted into the 12th Lancers in 1885, and saw action with them in the Black Mountain and Tirah Expeditions. He... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 78515

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  59. 77499comp
    First edition thus, reprinted from the fifth edition of 1839. From the library of the Irish author Lady Gregory, with her bookplate on the front pastedown and the gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "The Chatelaine of Coole, from Guy V. H. Gough, Lough Cutra, Aug '27". Gough was Lady Gregory's neighbour and the... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 77499

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  60. 74490
    First and only editions, presentation copies, each inscribed by Rogers to his friend and confidante Henry L. Bullen, the librarian of the Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company. The First volume, limited to 200 copies only, was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy;... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 74490

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