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Rare books issued in signed limited editions, where the whole edition or issue is signed by the author, illustrator or editor.

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  1. 133627comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 60 of 65 copies signed by the author, printed on handmade paper, and specially bound. The book, published just a year before Thomas's death, collects all of his significant poems. Uncommon, given the low limitation. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 133627

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  2. 133625
    Signed limited edition, number 347 of 500 copies signed by the author. The Mansion is the final novel in the Snopes trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and The Town (1957). Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 133625

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  3. 132604comp

    Eimi.

    New York: 1933

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 82 of 1,381 copies signed by the author, with the scarce dust jacket. Eimi was a travelogue, in Cummings's signature abstract prose, of his visit to the Soviet Union in 1931. As explained on the limitation page, the unusual limitation was apparently simply a reflection of the number... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132604

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    Thésée.

    [Paris]: [1946]

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to his friend and biographer "à Jean Hytier, avec ma bien attentive sympathie, André Gide". This is number 9 of 30 hors commerce copies, from a total edition of 1,370 copies, of Gide's re-imagining of the myth of Theseus and the... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 132448

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  5. 132462comp
    First edition in French (second overall), first printing, presentation copy of the service de presse issue, inscribed by the translator on the front free endpaper "à Giuseppe Ungaretti, ce livre dont il a été l'un des premiers confidents. Avec toute mon amitié, Paul Henri Michel". The recipient Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970)... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 132462

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  6. 132205comp
    Signed limited edition, number 14 of 500 copies signed by the author on the title page. The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132205

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  7. 133577comp
    Signed limited edition, number 172 of 200 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher. The collection gathers Thatcher's notable speeches from 1968 to 1996. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 133577

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  8. 133542comp
    First Bodoni edition of Eliot's masterpiece, number 155 of 300 copies signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 133542

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    Night Drive.

    Bow, Crediton: 1970

    First edition, sole impression, number 10 of 100 copies printed, and one of 55 with a poem inscribed in full in the author's manuscript facing the half-title, each signed and dated on the colophon. The first three copies had all the poems in manuscript and were unbound, copies 4 to 55 were bound as here in "simulated pony-skin",... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 133543

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  10. 113178comp
    Deluxe edition, number 78 of 105 copies signed by the author. Unlike many of Rackham's deluxe editions this one was not signed by him, nor was it issued in the UK in a deluxe version. This is the rarest of all Rackham limited editions. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 113178

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  11. 133080comp
    Signed limited editions of the complete Sherston Trilogy: Fox-Hunting Man, number 111 of 260 copies; Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, number 399 of 750 copies; Sherston's Progress, number 269 0f 300 copies. Sets found with the spines keeping most of their fugitive blue are very scarce. The first volume here has the Brackenburn... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 133080

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    The Life Works.

    London and New York: 1903

    The first complete edition of Maupassant's works in English, handsomely bound and elaborately extra-illustrated, this being part of the Cambridge Edition (issue), number 552 of 999 copies so named and signed by Robert Arnot, the managing editor. The full edition was split into various different issues (named editions) -... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 132711

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  13. 133399comp
    First UK edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number 138 of 1,000 copies signed by Mandela. The South African edition was published earlier that year. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 133399

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  14. 133312comp
    First edition, number 94 of 692 copies signed by the author on the title page. The edition, all of which were signed, was split between UK and US issues, with this being one of the 300 copies issued in the US. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 133312

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  15. 133139comp
    First edition, signed limited issue signed by both the author and the illustrator, one of 350 unnumbered copies. An unsigned trade issue was also published simulatenously. Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 133139

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  16. 133262comp
    First Bodoni edition, number 136 of 290 copies signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 133262

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  17. 133302comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 83 of 214 copies signed by the author. Texts and Pretexts is an anthology of poems from a wide variety of poets, with Huxley's ruminations on each. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 133302

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  18. 133318comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 51 of 250 copies signed by the author. The Good Apprentice, one of Murdoch's "marvellous late novels" reworks the biblical tale of the prodigal son (ODNB). Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 133318

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  19. 131474comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "for Marie, with love from, David". Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 131474

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  20. 130848comp

    [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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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    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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  25. 116986comp
    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. 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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  27. 122160comp
    Signed limited edition, number 571 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 122160

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  28. 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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  29. 114031comp
    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 114031

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  30. 72150comp

    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

    Stock Code: 72150

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 132290comp
    Signed limited edition, number 3,504 out of 5,000 copies, here signed by Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Billy Al Bengston, Jo Bergman, Adam Cooper, Terry Doran, Gerard Malanga, Earl McGrath, Colin Self, Dean Stockwell and Bill Wyman. In total there were 92 contributors to the book; each copy was signed by the project originator... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132290

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  35. 132172comp
    First Frink edition, number 98 of 250 copies signed by the artist on the title page and on each of the lithographs (a further 25 copies were printed for private distribution). A most attractive copy, handsomely bound, finely printed on Zerkall Bütton paper, and exquisitely illustrated by Frink; this was her first foray... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 132172

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  36. 124929
    First edition, number 72 of 150 deluxe copies on handmade paper, this copy signed by Desmond after the preface. Berlin dancer and model Olga Desmond (1890-1964) shot to fame when she took her Schönheitsabende ("Beauty-Evenings"), in which she and her troupe struck classical poses in the nude or wearing only bodypaint, to... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 124929

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    Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss",..."> Signed limited edition, number 9 of 540 copies signed by the author on the frontispiece; this additionally a presentation copy, inscribed by its infamous author to her son's nurse using her affectionate nickname, "To dear Niss, with the Author's love. Xmas 1925", on the front free endpaper.
    Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss",... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 124621

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  38. 131621
    First and sole edition, signed limited issue, number 17 of 117 copies signed by the printer in pink. Stewart (1891-1955) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, before joining the Santa Fe Art Colony in 1925, and working with the WPA Artist Collective in the 1930s. She and her sister, Margretta Dietrich (a suffragette... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 131621

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  39. 130630comp
    Signed limited edition, number 25 of 100 copies signed by the author. Curie's biography of her late husband, the French physicist Pierre Curie, also includes an autobiographical piece in which she hoped to convey "an understanding of the state of mind in which I have lived and worked" (p. 155). The publication was shepherded... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 130630

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  40. Tapping the White Cane of Solitude.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Additionally inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Pete, wherever you are, whoever, FW" and signed by the author over his printed name. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 77764

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  41. 118544comp
    First edition, first impression. This is Art edition A limited to 250 copies signed by Hockney, with an 8-colour ink-jet print after an i-pad drawing of lilacs on cotton-fibre archival paper (sheet size: 56 x 43.2 cm). Signed and dated by Hockney lower right, numbered lower left. The total edition was 10,000 copies including... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 118544

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  42. 129920
    First edition, presentation copy to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For the Prime Minister with the author's admiration & thanks for your leadership". Five hundred signed copies of the leather bound edition were issued, with this being copy number 10, a deliberate nod... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 129920

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  43. 102175comp
    Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the artist, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by the artist bound in at the back. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 102175

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  44. 131140

    The Works.

    Garden City: 1920

    The Sun-Dial Edition, number 35 of 735 sets signed by the author in the first volume. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 131140

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  45. 131651
    Signed limited edition, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 131651

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  46. 131648comp
    Signed limited edition, number 302 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham... The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 131648

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  47. 131303comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 131303

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  48. In Darkest Africa
    First edition, edition de luxe, number 199 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 103759

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  49. Musrum.
    First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by author and illustrator, set in 16/18 Poliphilus, printed on ure white Melloxtex cartridge and case bound in quarter buckram and Japanese wood veneer paper. Musrum is an extraordinary piece of late-60s mythography with a small cult... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 100113

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  50. House Mother Normal.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 52 of 126 copies signed by the author, of which the first 100 were for sale. A classic experimental novel utilising stream-of-consciousness to explore the lives of a group of elderly people living in a nursing home. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 81693

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  51. 130834comp
    First edition, first impression, number 85 of 150 copies printed, each signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. This is one of 140 on hand-made paper (there were 10 on japon), split between 90 for America (as here) and 50 for the UK. Mardersteig's was a beautiful fine press production bringing together the best of Thomas's... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130834

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  52. 127586detail
    The highly limited "edition definitive", number 14 of 15; this set is additionally extra-illustrated and sumptuously bound. This edition was issued with the original frontispieces, engraved title pages and etchings by "Phiz" et al printed and mounted on india-proof paper, as well as each volume containing an original pen... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 127586

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  53. 126510comp
    First edition, limited issue, number 60 of 327 copies signed by the author and Thomas A. Edison. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 126510

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  54. 123172
    First edition, first printing, very scarce cloth issue, publisher's own copy, number two of 10 copies signed by Leyland, of the first Gay Sunshine Press publication, and one of the earliest openly gay poetry anthologies. This small signed issue was one of 200 hardcover copies, most of which were sold to libraries. This copy... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 123172

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    Gay Roots.

    San Francisco: 1991-3

    First edition, first printing, Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe signed limited issue, letters B and Z of 26 specially bound copies signed by Leyland, these volumes additionally signed by Leyland on the title pages and deriving from his personal collection. There were also 300 unsigned cloth copies, the vast majority... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 123228

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  56. A Nip in the Air.
    First edition, signed limited edition. Number 130 of 175 copies signed by the author. From the library of the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 102440

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  57. 131158

    The Works.

    New York: 1913-23

    Imperial Edition, number 43 of 256 copies printed on japon and with a signed portrait of the author in vol. I. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131158

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  58. 131151comp
    Finnegans Wake."> First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 325 of 800 copies signed by the author. Anna Livia Plurabelle is an early published chapter from Joyce's famous "work in progress" that would eventually become Finnegans Wake. Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 131151

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  59. 131125comp
    First edition in English in book-form, signed limited issue, number 6 of 50 copies signed by the author and the translator, here additionally signed by the artist Hugo Manning. A further 250 unsigned copies were also issued. The English translation was first published in the New Yorker in 1971, and originally published in... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 131125

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  60. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    Signed limited edition, number 574 of 750 copies printed for the UK and signed by the artist, specially bound and with an original etching opposite the title page, also signed by Pogány. A further 500 copies were printed for the US. Copies in the original box are scarce, with just one other traced at auction. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 99071

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