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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. 131384comp
    First edition, signed limited issue. Dylan Thomas's copy of one of the 33 copies presented to contributors; an 26 additional lettered copies were also issued for sale, all in publisher's cloth and boards. Each work was signed by the contributing poets: Thomas's own inscription, the last on the four page list, is particularly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 131384

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  2. 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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 130078comp
    Signed limited edition, number 47 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130078

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 131128comp
    First gift edition, signed by both the author and illustrator on the title page, with an original small ink drawing of the mouse by Scheffler alongside his signature. The Gruffalo was first published in 1999 and won the Smarties Book Prize in the same year; copies of the first edition are notably scarce. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131128

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  19. 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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  20. R is for Rocket [with] S is for Space.
    Limited editions, both titles one of 500 numbered trade hardcovers (291 and 406 respectively) from a total edition of 800, each copy additionally signed by Bradbury on the title page, and S is for Space also signed by Tim Powers, who wrote the introduction. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 114513

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  21. 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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  22. 130972comp
    Signed limited edition (stated "New Edition"), one of 1,500 unnumbered copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. The copy of Major Robert Gregory (1881-1918), about whose death in 1918 Yeats wrote one of his most quoted short poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death", with his bookplate - which he designed... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 130972

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  23. 130914comp
    Signed limited edition, number 633 of 1,500 copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 130914

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  24. 130877comp

    After Summer.

    Massachusetts: 1978

    First and signed limited edition. One of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. After Summer contains two poems, Elegy and Leavings. Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 130877

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  25. 130163comp
    Signed limited edition, number 7 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 130163

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  26. 130162comp
    Signed limited edition, number 507 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130162

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  27. 130161comp
    Signed limited edition, number 149 of 350 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130161

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  28. 130832comp
    First Bodoni edition, number 63 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
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 130832

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  29. 129366comp
    First gift edition, signed by the author on the title page. The Gruffalo was first published in 1999 and won the Smarties Book Prize in the same year; copies of the first edition are notably scarce. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 129366

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  30. Fairy Tales.
    Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 85633

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  31. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.
    One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with one manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly". This copy is... Learn More
    £65,000

    Stock Code: 93169

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  32. 130703comp
    Signed limited edition, number 31 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. The present work gathers classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen, including the Snow Queen and the Tinder Box, all of which provide good subject matter for Kay Nielsen, one of the greatest illustrators of his time. Variant cover designs were issued,... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 130703

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  33. 130719comp
    Signed limited edition, number 157 of 1,000 copies of the US issue signed by the artist. A further 1,000 signed copies were issued simultaneously in the UK. In a letter to Thomas Bodkin Clarke reported that his publisher regarded the illustrations in this work to be "full of stench and steaming horrors" (Bowe, p. 79). Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 130719

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  34. 130081
    The Bombay Edition, first issue one of the original 1,050 sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 25 volumes and limited to 1,050 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, with the later 6 volumes unsigned, and limited... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 130081

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  35. 128517comp
    Signed limited edition, number 62 of 500 copies signed by the artist. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions,... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 128517

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  36. 127364comp
    Signed limited edition, number 983 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist and released for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 127364

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  37. 129557comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 51 of 500 copies signed by the artist. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources... Learn More
    £2,200

    Stock Code: 129557

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  38. 130656comp
    Signed limited issue, letter "F" of 26 lettered copies (with a further 100 numbered copies also issued), signed by Philip Larkin, Jenny Lewis, C. Day Lewis and T. C. Skeat on the limitation page. A further 2,000 unsigned trade copies were also published simultaneously. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130656

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  39. 130616comp
    Signed limited edition, number 232 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130616

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  40. 130615comp
    First Bull edition, signed limited issue, number 17 of 250 deluxe copies signed by the illustrator. FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát was first published in 1859, anonymously and at his own expense. Initially a failure, the translation was rapidly accepted as a classic of English literature, and became a favourite... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 130615

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  41. 130597comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 324 copies signed by the author and specially bound. With the original purchase order loosely inserted, made out to the cricketer Greville Stevens (1901-1970). Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 130597

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  42. 130507comp
    Signed limited edition, number 65 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist, printed on japon, and with engraved chapter headings not featured in the trade issue. This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 130507

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  43. 130425comp
    Signed limited edition, number 100 of 100 copies signed and inscribed ("A great history") by Fred Perry, winner of three consecutive championships at Wimbledon from 1934 to 1936. The book was produced to coincide with the centenary of the Lawn Tennis Championships. Rather appealingly, this is the hundredth copy of an edition... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 130425

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  44. 130385
    Signed limited edition of Gorey's whimsical tarot deck, number 570 of 776 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 130385

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  45. 119554comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 3 of 115 copies, of which 100 were for sale. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 119554

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  46. 129983comp
    Signed limited edition, number 97 of 174 copies signed by the artist. Bell's "illustrations from Shakespeare were particularly distinctive: those for The Tempest (1901) are widely regarded as among his finest. His distinctive style, characterized by dreaming maidens in a setting of symbolist swirls, was redolent of the emerging... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 129983

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  47. 125705comp
    Signed limited edition, number 267 of 500 copies signed by the artist. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions,... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 125705

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  48. 130044comp
    Signed limited edition, number 209 of 400 copies numbered and signed by the author. The first trade edition was published just 19 days earlier. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 130044

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  49. 130025comp
    Signed limited edition, with a fine initialled original watercolour by Lawrence. Number 55 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams's first novel, signed by both the author and illustrator. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 130025

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  50. 130076comp
    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130076

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  51. Poems 1886 to 1929.
    First US edition, signed limited issue of this collection. Number 98 of 537 copies signed by the author, of which 525 were for sale. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 111335

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  52. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 127754

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  53. 127406comp
    First edition with colour illustrations, signed limited issue, number 297 of 300 copies signed by the illustrator. Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the great classics of children's literature, was first published in 1924, with illustrations by Shepard in black and white. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 127406

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  54. The Wind in the Willows.
    Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated.... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 107331

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  55. 129485detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 75 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. This set with a highly appealing provenance: from the library of the eminent Kipling collector Rear Admiral Lloyd H. Chandler (1869-1947), with his and his wife Agatha's joint ownership inscription to a preliminary... Learn More
    £19,750

    Stock Code: 129485

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  56. 129593comp
    Signed limited edition, number 256 of 310 copies signed by the author. Birthday Letters was Hughes's controversial collection of poems about his relationship with his deceased first wife, the poet Sylvia Plath. This signed limited edition was published simultaneously with the first trade edition. Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 129593

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  57. 129600comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 132 of 750 copies signed by the author, published the same month as the trade issue (May 1946). A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB).... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 129600

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  58. 129563comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 260 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author above the limitation, "To Donald Ryan, A promising young Golfer, I wish him well, 20 May 1931". This work is "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). MacDonald was an influential... Learn More
    £5,750

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  59. 129483detail

    The Works.

    London: 1924-7

    Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain (a further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue). The Atlantic edition is the finest collected edition of Wells's works, with the author revising the... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 129483

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  60. 127525comp
    First US edition, signed limited issue, number 534 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's Gulliver's Travels was originally published solely in the UK in 1900. This is a revised and expanded edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 127525

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