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First editions and rare books, including fine bindings, with an inscription or provenance of special associational interest.

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  1. 68284comp
    First US edition, first printing. A major association copy, inscribed by Greene in unusually warm style on the front free endpaper, "In thanks for the pleasure I got from 'Swami & Friends' & with the very best wishes for its success from Graham Greene"; below is the signature of the recipient, the great Indian writer R.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 68284

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  2. 61763comp
    First trade edition, service de presse copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Raymond Federman avec amitîé Hélène Cixous". The recipient was French-American novelist, essayist and Beckett critic Raymond Federman (1928-2009), who edited a number of Cixous's critical essays on Beckett.... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 61763

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  3. 68127comp
    First Italian language edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1959. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "a Burt coi migliori vuoti, Van". The recipient was Burton Dreben, an influential Harvard professor and Quine's "closest philosophical ally". Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 68127

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  4. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109013

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  5. On Being Ill.
    First edition, first impression; one of a limited 250 copies signed by the author, this one numbered "Out of Series" in Woolf's hand. From the library of the prominent composer, memoirist and suffragette Ethel Smyth, who first met Woolf in February 1930; she had just read A Room of One's Own, and hunted down its author as... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 79863

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  6. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
    First edition, cloth-bound issue, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Lieutenant-Colonel G. E. Badcock on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 114471

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  7. 1
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 112539

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  8. Treasure Box.
    First and only edition, one of 200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Ivor Gurney, from Robert Graves" on the front wrapper verso. A superb association copy, linking two poets profoundly influenced by their experiences in the Great War. Until Gurney's collected letters were published in 1991,... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 107538

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  9. 114168
    Later edition of the Scottish politician and jurist's famous public lecture on international law, first published in 1799. "In November 1798 Mackintosh proposed a lecture series to the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in which he would make public his change of opinion towards Burke. However, like Burke, certain benchers... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 114168

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  10. Poems 1892-1929.
    Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Loelia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster, "Loelia from Maurice. With best wishes, 1930" (front flyleaf). This is copy 45 of 50 copies (finely printed on Abbey Mill paper) from the second impression - following 25 copies of the first in 1929 (though it is this impression of 50... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 103373

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  11. The Giver.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, ( Speaking of Givers-), with love Lois Lowry 1995." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 89693

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  12. 116326comp
    Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
    Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 116326

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  13. The D. A. Calls It Murder.
    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation copy, "To Jean - who writes 'em for me. With love, Erle. December 1936," with Gardner's full signature at the bottom of the page. Agnes Jean Bethell, Gardner's second wife, was also his secretary and assistant for nearly fifty years; the two were married in 1968, less... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 114270

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  14. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
    Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 114626

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  15. Black Mischief.
    Diana Cooper was at the time of this presentation..."> First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Diana Cooper, "for Diana from Evelyn with his love", on the limitation leaf. An out of series copy from an edition 250 special copies on laid paper with additional illustrations by the author.
    Diana Cooper was at the time of this presentation... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 112486

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  16. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
    First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend and biographer Christopher Sykes, "Christopher with love. Look out. It might be you next. Evelyn" on the front free endpaper. Sykes first met Waugh in 1929 shortly after the collapse of Waugh's first marriage, and the pair became... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 112541

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  17. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 111720

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  18. Earthy Mangold and Worzel Gummidge.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "Esther, with much love and in memory of one particular day at Down Derry." Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111182

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  19. Tarr.
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To K. W. Marshall, from Wyndham Lewis. 1929." Tarr, Lewis's first novel, was originally published in the US, preceding the UK edition by three weeks. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 111831

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  20. 1
    First and only edition, 100 copies printed. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the initial blank, "To M.C, from AB, Christmas 1917" on the initial blank, and latterly in the collection of American-born Conservative politician and diarist Sir Henry "Chips" Channon (1897-1958), with his pencilled ownership inscription... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111281

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  21. 110889comp
    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110889

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  22. The Connoisseur
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author as "Jack" to "Margaret & Harry, with love, June 1926". The recipients were Sir Henry Newbolt and his wife, a highly significant association: after eighteen years working in the statistics department at Anglo-American Oil, De La Mare's verse eventually... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 107770

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  23. Henry Brocken.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of the author's first book of prose, inscribed by the author "To Henry Newbolt, from W. J. de la Mare, thank you" on the front free endpaper. An important association: after eighteen years working in the statistics department at Anglo-American Oil, de la Mare's verse finally... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 107767

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  24. The Summer of the Great-grandmother.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to her friend and mentor actress-turned writer Eva Le Galienne: "For Miss Le G. For all shall be well & all shall be well & and all manner of things shall be well - love, Madeleine" (front free endpaper). The inscription is a quotation from the medieval... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 107275

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  25. Stella Fregelius.
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Sir Oliver Lodge, from H. Rider Haggard, In recollection of a very interesting evening, 1. Feb: 1904" on his Ditchingham House letterhead mounted to the front pastedown. Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was an eminent physicist and sometime president... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 106653

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  26. The History of H.M. Navigation School, 1729-1926.
    Carbon copy typescript of an interesting history, later printed in The Naval Review (1926, volume 4, issue 14, pp. 792-820); the original is at the Royal United Services Institution (finding reference: RUSI/NM/159). The only copy held in other public institutions is that at the Australian Defence Force Academy Library but... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 105484

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  27. Naval Administrations 1827 to 1892.
    First edition, uncommon. Presentation copy from the editor, inscribed on the front pastedown endpaper: "To Dear Adml Sir John Jellicoe KCVO, Gartmore 1908". The author, Sir John Henry Briggs (1808-1897), was the eldest son of the naval administrator Sir John Thomas Briggs. 1908 was an important year for Jellicoe, because... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 105470

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  28. i1
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112176

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  29. The New British Poets.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to fellow poet Theodore Weiss and his wife Renée: "For Renée & Ted Weiss in memory of a memorable weekend - Nov 48, Kenneth Rexroth" (front free endpaper). Ted and Renée Weiss edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly sixty years, publishing the works of... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 107186

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  30. The Fourth K.
    First edition, second printing. Presentation copy to Joseph Heller, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Heller and his wife Valerie, "For Joe and Valerie, affectionately Mario." Both Puzo and Heller belonged to the Gourmet Club, a group of male friends who prided themselves on being both good talkers and... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 103740

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  31. The Birds of Paradise.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the novelist Bernice Rubens, "To Bernice, when met at 5 Belgrave Square, 5 April 1962." Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 103638

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  32. Selected Passages.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures -... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 103503

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  33. Waugh in Abyssinia.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Anthony Powell, inscribed by the author "Tony from Evelyn" on the front free endpaper, with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association copy, linking two of the great novelists of the 20th century. "Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 103162

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  34. [A group of his works presented by him to actress Margot Collis (Marguerite Ruddock)]:
    Presentation copies to his lover Margot Collis, inscribed by Yeats "To Margot from her friend W B Yeats Oct 1934" on the front free endpaper or half-title in four works. Plays in Prose and Verse contains two authorial annotations, signed by Yeats with his initials, one to the beginning of the play Deirdre ("I have crossed... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 101729

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  35. Number The Stars.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, with thanks once again, Lois Lowry '95." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95803

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  36. 74195comp
    First edition. Inscribed by Friedlander on the title page; "For Susan & Jon with best wishes, Lee Friedlander." Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 74195

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  37. .
    First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 82039

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  38. Race: A Study in Superstition.
    Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun,... Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 61792

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  39. i1
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the poet Stephen Spender, "Für Stephen Spender, aller herz lichst von seinem Th. W. Adorno" and re-signed "Th. W. Adorno (why twice?) Frankfurt, 30. V. 69." Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 75441

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  40. 70965comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Alex Comfort with best wishes from Elisabeth and Cecil Collins. September 19th, 1947. Cambridge". A fine provenance: Alex Comfort (1920-2000), physician and writer, achieved international fame with his bestselling... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 70965

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  41. 65935comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Highsmith to fellow author Francis Wyndham on the title page, "For Francis - in friendship, and with love from Pat. 30 Sept. 1985". Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 65935

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  42. 63174comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Margaret Viereck from the author, who admires her grace & beauty, more than any writing. Frank Harris. New York, 3 Washington Square. In this year of DisGrace 1915". A fine association: Margaret "Gretchen" Viereck... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 63174

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  43. Pomes Penyeach.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the title page in black ink "To Desmond Harmsworth J.J. Paris 7 iv 1931". An outstanding association copy inscribed to the London publisher Desmond Harmsworth who together with the Obelisk Press issued the rare 1932 first English edition (printed in France) of Pomes Penyeach. Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 44379

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  44. Mankind in the Making.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To W. W. Jacobs This little tale of Serious Reading from H.G.W." Beside this inscription Wells has drawn a sketch of two men loading cargo onto a ship one of whom bears the initials WWJ. An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 49564

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  45. Kipps.
    First edition, first impression, primary state of the ads dated 16.08.05. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 49562

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  46. Trumpet in the Dust.
    First edition, first printing, fine presentation from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Ring Lardner what a sap I'd be to try to tell you what I think of you and your work - you know... Gene Fowler April 3, 1930". A major association. Fowler met Lardner when the two men joined Damon Runyon as writers... Learn More
    £1,600

    Stock Code: 50429

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  47. The Red Pony.
    First edition, one of 699 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by the author, this being number 5. This copy is from the library of Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth, who died in 1992. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 44795

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