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Showing items 121-180 of 1989

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  1. 131208comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the title page: "For Tom and Fay, To whom I owe so much loving encouragement since the inception of this book. Coley. 21. X. 1976". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape and a... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 131208

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  2. 131700comp
    Ann Veronica is commonly believed to be inspired by Well's 1908-9 extramarital..."> First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "'The Young Mistress's Tale' to Arnold Bennett. With love from his nephew, H. G. Wells", with Bennett's bookplate to the front pastedown. Ann Veronica is commonly believed to be inspired by Well's 1908-9 extramarital... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 131700

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  3. 131669comp
    First edition, first impression, one of two dedication copies, inscribed by Fleming to one of the two dedicatees, Richard Hughes, on the front free endpaper: "To Dikko-san from Fleming-san. With all affection." In 1959, Ian Fleming was given a licence to travel. Fleming had written seven James Bond novels when he was approached... Learn More
    £60,000

    Stock Code: 131669

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    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to a close childhood friend on the front free endpaper, "For Myrtle Ramey, Oxford Miss 30 May 1934, William Faulkner". Myrtle Ramey and Faulkner met in third grade of Oxford Graded Public School. Faulkner skipped second grade at the age of eight and... Learn More
    £50,000

    Stock Code: 131629

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  5. 131552comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Nicholas Rosser Irving Penn" to the half-title. Contains an introduction and bibliography in both English and French. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 131552

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  6. 131546comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and dated in the year of publication. This is a comprehensive and eclectic collection of work by Irving Penn, with photos ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 131546

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  7. 130451
    The corrected typescript, used as the setting copy for Fleming's last Bond novel. By the 1960s the production of a new Bond novel followed a familiar routine. When Fleming was completing his text he would request that a set of clean typescripts be produced from it, which in this case he did on 14 April 1964. Fleming's text... Learn More
    £175,000

    Stock Code: 130451

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  8. 129446comp
    First edition, presentation copy, of one of the most famous speeches of the 20th century, inscribed by President Kennedy on the front free endpaper: "For Chief Martinell, from John Kennedy, Christmas 1961". The recipient, Chief Petty Officer William Martinell, was a member of the White House medical staff. Loosely inserted... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 129446

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  9. 127252
    An exceptional example of one of Cavafy's rare, studiously assembled poetry collections, comprising 54 poems, two supplied by the author in autograph ("Dangerous Thoughts" and "Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias"), the others privately printed at his own expense in the form of loose sheets, with manuscript additions and emendations,... Learn More
    £52,500

    Stock Code: 127252

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    First editions, signed limited issues of Rackham's Christmas Books. Each title is signed and numbered by the artist, with varying limitation sizes and numbers between the works: The Night Before Christmas (number 10 of 275 UK-bound copies); The King of the Golden River (out-of-series copy, one of 575, originally numbered... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 126664

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    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper, "To Andrew, Heidi & Matthew, with love, Roald Dahl. 15 Dec. 1980". Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 123208

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  12. 129496comp
    First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
    Borges's... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 129496

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  13. 125557
    A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's..."> First complete edition, very rare presentation copy to Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov (1817-1897), inscribed by the author in Russian at the head of the first half-title, "Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov, from the author, in memory, with respect and sincere devotion".
    A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's... Learn More
    £185,000

    Stock Code: 125557

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  14. 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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  15. 130416comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the half-title, "Thomas Beard Esquire, From his old friend Charles Dickens, Devonshire Terrace, Nineteenth May 1846". The inscription is dated the day after publication. Thomas Beard (1807-1891) was almost the oldest of Dickens's friends, and their... Learn More
    £85,000

    Stock Code: 130416

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  16. 130450comp
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket. A magnificent presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming to the employer who gave him the means to write - James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley - and his second wife, Edith: "To Gomer and Edith, wishing them both always a nine when it is needed, and in memory... Learn More
    £135,000

    Stock Code: 130450

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    First authorized English edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the son of the anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, "to Henri Lévy-Brühl, James Joyce Copenhagen - Paris 1936": one of an unknown number of copies reserved for presentation (hand-lettered "Presentation Copy" on the limitation leaf) aside from... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 125582

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  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. 131557comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the half-title. This is Warhol's collection of 360 pictures of his celebrity friends, presenting a unique view of contemporary celebrity life. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131557

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  21. 131210comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her former publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title: "Tom - Love Doris L. 27th Feb 1993". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published several of Lessing's books, and was a highly influential figure... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 131210

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    Gunslinger.

    Los Angeles,: 1968-9

    First editions, first printings, deluxe issue presentation copies, inscribed by the author to the publisher on the dedication page: "for John Martin and thanks, Ed, Los Angeles Aug 69". John Martin was the founder and owner of the Black Sparrow Press. This is the deluxe issue specially bound (in chapskin and buckskin respectively),... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 126568

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  23. Cherrywood Cannon.

    Cherrywood Cannon.

    New York and London: 1978

    Signed on the half-title by Ralph Steadman. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 19896

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  24. The Wanderings of Mumfie.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed,"For Mrs Macdonald, with love and gratitude for her extreme kindness to me. Katherine Tozer." Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 79399

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    Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Rita Hagemon with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower." Eisenhower's account of his war, widely thought to be one of the finest American military biographies, the NY Times considering that it gave "the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life." This... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 78226

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  26. 131538comp
    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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  27. 131361
    An original photograph of Ernest Hemingway and his friends by the renowned Spanish photographer Paco Cano (1912-2016), inscribed by Hemingway in black ink: "El Papa peregrino and Val with our gang - in maravilloso Espectaculo - Viva España - Nunca Basta. Your friend Ernesto Hemingway". Cano has signed the photograph at... Learn More
    £4,750

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    First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. 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 of the Division of Library Work... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93163

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    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For John Chilton, best wishes from Alan Sillitoe". The recipient was jazz trumpeter and author John Chilton (1932-2016). This copy was later in the library of Tom Maschler, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on... Learn More
    £850

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  30. 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

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  31. 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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  32. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 77160

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    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial..."> First edition, first impression, a major association copy, presented by Eliot to Ezra Pound, with his affectionate inscription, "Ez from O. Possum, 6.iii.50" to the front free endpaper, dated three days before publication.
    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial... Learn More
    £45,000

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 124333

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  35. 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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  36. 131047
    Cummings's..."> A beautiful example of Cumming's poetic artwork, dated and located in his hand "Paris, '33" on the reverse, a vision of sunset rendered in quasi-Fauvist colours. Cummings spent much time travelling Europe in the interwar period, and often stayed in Paris, where he spent time with Picasso and the surrealists.
    Cummings's... Learn More
    £2,750

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  37. 131050
    A lovely and unusually large example of Cummings's poetic artwork, signed on the reverse, giving a dreamy vision of a crescent moon over an almost abstract sea- or landscape at dusk.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson Camps (founded 1948) for them to sell as fundraisers.... Learn More
    £5,500

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  38. 131043
    A striking example of Cummings's poetic artwork, unusually signed and located by him on the front, and notable for its dreamlike delineation and almost Fauvist colouring. The rustic tower depicted may be one of Brittany's many windmills.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson... Learn More
    £4,500

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  39. 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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  40. 131133comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book... Learn More
    £225

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    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

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    This is a remarkable association between..."> A superb association copy, inscribed and signed by Ginsberg: "For Robert Lowell, on the occasion of a visit to his house in company with my father Louis Ginsberg or December 22, 1966 in the presence of Lord Gowrie and St. Paul." In addition, Ginsberg has drawn his fish triskellion.
    This is a remarkable association between... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 129042

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  43. 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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  44. 126424comp
    Signed limited edition, number 112 out of a planned edition of 950 copies, though only 250 were produced, signed by Mandela. This specially bound copy was issued to celebrate Mandela's 85th birthday on 18 July 2003. It was first published in 1994. Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 126424

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  45. 126510comp
    First edition, limited issue, number 60 of 327 copies signed by the author and Thomas A. Edison. Learn More
    £4,500

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  46. 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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  48. 115333comp
    Presentation copy from Vivien Leigh, inscribed on the front pastedown: "Anthony Ireland, from Vivien Leigh. (Because we must.) February 5th 1937", an extraordinarily prophetic presentation copy, signalling Leigh's determination to win the role that would launch her international stardom. This is the fifth printing, published... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 115333

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  49. .
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noel." The recipient was William Armstrong (1882-1952), director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse from 1922 to 1944, where he directed several Coward plays in the 1930s. He received an... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 114999

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  50. 117516comp
    Superb presentation copy inscribed to David Mamet by the author on the title page, "for David, with all good wishes, Sam Beckett". This copy, which is a reprint of the second edition, also has Mamet's card laid in, inscribed "Greetings and love from Copenhagen. September 1977, D.M." This book first came to market after Mamet's... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 117516

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  51. .
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Beckett and Pinget on the same page, next to their photographic portraits: "Merci, cordialement, Samuel Beckett"; "Pour Madame indecipherable, avec mes hommages, Robert Pinget". As part of its 1965-6 season he Odéon Theatre (or, Théâtre de France, now Théâtre de l'Europe)... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 103829

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  52. The Oxford Companion to the Theatre.
    Presentation copy to one of the greats of British television comedy and light entertainment, Ronnie Barker (1929-2005), inscribed on a preliminary blank leaf: "To Ronnie, To say Congratulations on 25 'Glorious Years' (contrary to the vicious slur about your age on p. 80) luv Danni (?) 11.11.73". This was clearly signed at... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 110259

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  53. Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the"Give a Little Whistle sequence".
    An original Pinocchio production cel, with an early inscription. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," (possibly studio hand) on a brown 4.25 x 2 inch card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, who was one of the carved characteras featured... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 102774

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  54. 131253comp
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was... Learn More
    £200

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  55. 131184comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication page, with the Golden Ticket from the signing session at Harrod's loosely inserted. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 131184

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  56. 130903comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title, and dated 8 July 2000, the day of publication. This copy was won as a prize in a competition, and is accompanied by a hand-written note dated 11 July 2000, presenting the book to the winner. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130903

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  57. 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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  58. Sourcery.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bob, further & better wishes, Terry Pratchett". Together with a folding map "The Streets of Ankh-Morpork. Being a concise and possibly even accurate Map of the Great City of the Discworld". Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 86625

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    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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  60. 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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