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Books that are signed, inscribed, or presentation copies, sometimes with accompanying letters or other related material.

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  1. A Maggot.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Dr Philip Murray of Sligo, with my best wishes, John Fowles, Lyme Regis, 6.ii.86". Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 113514

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  2. 134687comp
    First edition, first printing, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jason - Barack Obama vote me in '08 instead of Nader!". The recipient was a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who had the book signed while Obama was running for president - Obama's inscription refers to the independent... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 134687

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  3. 132729comp
    First English-language edition of Neruda's masterpiece, the publisher's copy signed for him by the poet on the front free endpaper, "Pablo Neruda, 1970", with the bookplate of Tom Maschler to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132729

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Janos / with lots of love / from / Ted / June 16th 1979", on the half-title. The recipient was Janos Csokits (19282011), a Hungarian poet and close friend of Hughes, who worked with him on the translation of another Hungarian poet, János Pilinszky.... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 135038

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  5. 134073comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in blue and red ink respectively. This work was a collaborative effort created to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 134073

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  6. 133645comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his lecture manager on the front free endpaper, "Major J. B. Pond, yours truly Joshua Slocum, The Spray, New York, April 27th 1900", with Pond's bookplate to the front pastedown. Pond (1838-1903) was a civil war veteran and highly successful manager... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 133645

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    First edition, first impression (with the number line to 1), inscribed by the author on the half title, "To Josh, enjoy the feast, G R R M", and another half title, loosely inserted, inscribed "To Cecil, enjoy the feast, G R R M." Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 132677

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  8. 123142
    Second edition, extensively revised (first 1923), presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the poet Stephen Spender in ink on the front cover. Scarce: OCLC locates just two copies, both in Denmark. Considered one of the "most important 'representatives of European consciousness'" at the time, Spender attended the "Recontres... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 123142

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    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title "For Olwyn - love from Ted November 1986". The American edition had been published in September 1986, the UK edition in October. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 125893

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    First editions, first impressions. All signed on the title page by Margaret Thatcher. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 98887

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  11. 125693
    A superb large format signed photograph, one (and perhaps the largest) of only very few examples of a signed photographic portrait of Florence Nightingale to have appeared on the market, auction records recording no examples. There are signed cartes-de-visite at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London (dated 1861, photographer... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 125693

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    The document appoints Carl Proegler an Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, effective from October 4, 1862, signed in full by Lincoln and Stanton. This appointment was made four months before the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr Proegler (1837-1907) was born in Cologne and educated at Erlangen, Würzburg, and Berlin, graduating from... Learn More
    £8,000

    Stock Code: 90344

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  13. 134122comp
    First US editions, first printings, inscribed by Churchill on the front free endpaper of volume II, "To Nellie Soames from Winston S. Churchill 1949". Agnes Helen "Nellie" Soames (1868-1964) was the great aunt of Churchill's son-in-law, Christopher Soames, who married Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, on 11 February 1947.... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 134122

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  14. 134524comp
    Sally Bowles was the key second work in the series of Berlin novels which would be gathered into Goodbye Berlin (1939). Spender, Auden, and Isherwood spent their..."> First edition, first impression, a superb presentation copy inscribed to Stephen Spender on the half-title, "For Stephen with Christopher's love". Sally Bowles was the key second work in the series of Berlin novels which would be gathered into Goodbye Berlin (1939). Spender, Auden, and Isherwood spent their... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 134524

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  15. 134777comp
    First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "To Angus with the author's best wishes, Yukio, 1965 March" The recipient was novelist Sir Angus Wilson (1913-1991), one of England's first openly gay authors. Mishima stayed at Wilson's Suffolk Cottage while in England, and Wilson, for his part, praised Mishima's... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 134777

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    First editions, first printing of Omnibus, third printing of The Thin Man. Presentation copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper jointly to the husband and wife screenwriting duo Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Goodrich and Hackett co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Hammett's The Thin Man, produced... Learn More
    £27,500

    Stock Code: 129166

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine on the front pastedown: "For Van, George". Though their relationship was evidently cordial, Boolos and Quine did clash on questions of logic; in the present book Boolos writes "It seems appropriate here... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 132997

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    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Kemeny to Carl Hempel in the month of publication on the front free endpaper: "For Peter, with warmest regards, John. 1/30/57", neatly annotated in pencil, most likely by Hempel himself. The annotations vary from underlining, strikethroughs, and exclamatory... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 123050

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    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 244 of 250 specially bound copies signed by both the author and illustrator. This copy has an original watercolour depicting four rabbits, drawn and initialled by the illustrator, to the front free endpaper verso and first blank; it also has a contemporary fore-edge... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 134691

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  20. 132725comp
    First English-language edition, first impression, of Neruda's masterpiece, a superb presentation copy from the poet to the publisher, inscribed "Un abrazo a Tom de su amigo Pablo 1970" on the front free endpaper, with Tom Maschler's bookplate to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 132725

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    First edition, first impression of a rare children's book by the author of Cold Comfort Farm. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Stella Gibbons, Nov. 18 1936". We know of no other copy in private hands, and OCLC locates only 11 in institutions. A lovely copy in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 70376

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    Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990),... Learn More
    £1,925

    Stock Code: 60017

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    Signed limited issue, number 6 of 22 copies on Hammermill paper signed by the author on the limitation leaf, out of a total edition of 725; this copy a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second front free endpaper: "Para Daniel S. Devoto, atento y fino y minucioso, poblado de palabras y gestos de generosa... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 132555

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  24. 134618comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed upside down on the last printed page "For Kelly, Love and go for it NOW! from Ralph Steadman 5. Aug. 98." in red, black, and blue biro, and with a full page original drawing of his staple sad face. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 134618

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  25. 134621comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the title page. Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 134621

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  26. 134607comp
    First edition thus, signed by Onaka on p. 157 and numbered 164 of 300 copies. This title was first published by Mole in 1996 at the author's expense; this edition has been enriched with previously unreleased photographs. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 134607

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  27. 134610comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Dodo on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 134610

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    First and only edition, signed by the author on the title page, numbered 421 of an edition limited to 1200 copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 134578

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  29. 134584comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by both authors on the title page and numbered 32 of 100. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 134584

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    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the front free endpaper, numbered 391 of a total edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 134596

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the first blank. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 134592

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page and with his signature sad-face original drawing. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 134545

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    First edition, first printing, signed by Mark Steinmetz on the title page.
    Described by the publisher as "a poetic journey around the outskirts of K-Ville: a fictional town somewhere between Knoxville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia, where graves dot the terrain and a sense of forbidding hangs heavy in the air". Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 134543

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page, and with an original drawing of a sad face. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134544

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  35. 134572comp
    First and only edition, signed by Petersen. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 134572

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    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 134569

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    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 134565

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    First edition thus, second overall, copy signed by Steadman and numbered 150 of 500 only on the front pastedown. This is the revised version of a book first published in 1974 by Straight Arrow Books. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 134564

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    First German edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page. This tale was published the same year in Switzerland. Learn More
    £175

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 134555

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Mrs Watts Dunton, June 1918. Alfred Bruce Douglas" on the half-title. The recipient, Clara Watts Dunton, née Reich (18761938), was the widow of Theodore Watts Dunton (18321914), an influential pre-Raphaelite critic, poet, and close friend of Algernon Swinburne.... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 134451

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    th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's..."> First edition in French, third overall, inscribed by the illustrator "to Elegant, Beautiful, Brilliant Elizabeth Welch from Hilary Knight and ELOISE, April 27th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 134525

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  43. 134511comp
    First UK edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. First published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 134511

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. A Perfect Spy is le Carré's most autobiographical book. As the author himself has admitted, a large part of the novel is a thinly disguised account of his own early life. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 134508

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 134506

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  46. 132382comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 132382

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    First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909)... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 134448

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    First edition, presentation copy from the author to Joseph Gleeson White, inscribed on the front free endpaper on Valentine's Day: "J. Gleeson White from Charles Sayle 'S. Valentine' 1889", along with Gleeson White's bookplate on the front free endpaper. Erotidia, Sayle's second book of poetry, was limited to 220 copies.... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 134330

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    First edition, first printing, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eisenhower on the half-title "For Miss Marguerite Nelson with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower", along with Eisenhower's personal 5-star compliments slip, inscribed "For Miss Marguerite Nelson with best wishes and a very Merry Christmas. Dwight D.... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 131538

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  50. 132196comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the publisher's promotional bookplate, attached to the front free endpaper. The signed bookplate was specially issued for this title, as Rowling undertook fewer signings for the Half-Blood Prince than for previous book launches. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132196

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    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Slim, inscribed generously below his portrait frontispiece, "Slim F. M., With memories of darker days in Calcutta. Note: The bullet holes in the picture were made 24 hours before I got there !!"; Slim refers here to the hard fought battle for Monywa, a major river port... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 133892

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  52. 80695detail
    "Over the lacerated face of Europe the League of Nations has drawn a discreet veil. Behind that veil stir the passions, the revenges and the fears which are the legacy of the 'war to end war'". Extensively corrected typescript for one of a series of articles on foreign affairs commissioned from Churchill by "the Hearst newspapers... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 80695

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    Extensively corrected typescript of one of the articles on European affairs commissioned from Churchill during 1931 for syndication in Hearst newspapers. An astute commentary on European Realpolitik, anticipating the Soviet bloc and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On publication in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 August 1931, the... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 80696

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  54. The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme.
    Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled with a huge weekly overhead of 25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada,... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 81997

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  55. 127699
    First edition of Dupuit's two articles, printed in numbers 116 and 207 of the Annales des ponts et chaussées. The copy of the economist Henry Ludwell Moore, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and his extensive pencilled annotations to the articles, mostly in English with some French. The annotations... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 127699

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    Chikovani..."> First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
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    £9,750

    Stock Code: 132166

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    Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection..."> First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Barbara, with love John Ashbery, October 19, 1957" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was fellow poet and core member of the New York School of poets Barbara Guest (1920-2006). Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 134111

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    First edition, first impression of Holmes's account of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in Iraq, drawing on" testimonies of officers and soldiers... to capture in dramatic detail the day-to-day experience of soldiering" (blurb). This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Holmes, General Sir Michael Jackson, CGS... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 134072

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    First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his UK publisher Tom Maschler and his wife Fay on the dedication leaf, continuing the printed dedication "for jomí garcía ascot and maría luisa elío" "y para Fay y Tom, con todo el carino, Gabriel 1975 London" (translated as "and... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 130962

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  60. 134233comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Greg with all good wishes Margaret Thatcher". The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister; it followed the Downing Street Years, published in 1993, which detailed... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 134233

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