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Signed editions of rare books, including association copies, signed books, inscribed books, presentation copies, and signed limited editions.


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Lord Byron's Copy of Frankenstein, Inscribed by Mary Shelley

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  1. 125496comp
    Presentation copy from the dedicatee Sir Walter Scott to Thomas Moore, inscribed in Scott's hand on the front blank, "Thomas Moore from his affectionate friend Walter Scott, Melrose Abbey, 31 October 1825", with Moore's ownership inscription below and his bookplate to the front pastedown. The presentation was made on the... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 125496

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  2. 87288comp
    First edition, regular trade issue, double presentation copy, with a drawing and inscription signed by the artist, "To Reginald T. Townsend, Arthur Rackham 1927", also inscribed by the author on the half-title: "'In every tree the birds cry DoxyLove was never done to proxy' From a song for Sir Toby Belch and here inserted... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 87288

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  3. 126201

    Dalí.

    New York: 1968

    First edition in English, first printing, issued the same year as the French edition, no priority established. Boldly inscribed, with an original drawing, in pencil by the artist on the verso of the front free endpaper to Peter Owen. Peter Owen founded Peter Owen publishers in 1951 and went on to publish some of Dali's work.... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126201

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    Dracula.

    New York: 1899

    First U.S. edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Frances Helena Errington (d. c.1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), 1st baronet, Dublin-born MP for Longford (1874-1885), High Sheriff of Tipperary (1888) and Wexford... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 121627

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  5. 124256comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harold Kamp from W. Somerset Maugham July 6, 1928", together with a letter from Maugham regarding the opportunity to inscribe this copy. One of the author's undoubted masterpieces and of considerable scarcity in inscribed state. Kamp... Learn More
    £9,250

    Stock Code: 124256

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    Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex: 1971

    First edition, first printing, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet, which seldom come to market, this copy signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice. The title page verso is signed "No 26 Ted Hughes" the front free endpaper is signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 44/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 117814

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  7. 115742comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor on the half-title, "W. E. Henley from H. G. Wells (with apologies)". William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic, journalist and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent"... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 115742

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  8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 157 of 250 copies signed by the author, with an additional 35 unnumbered copies marked "Presentation". This was Fleming's only signed limited edition; it was published simultaneously with the first trade edition on 1 April 1963. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 110083

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  9. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.
    First edition, first impression, one of 2,020 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper to the author Ralph Straus: "For Ralph Straus, whose gifts are almost an numerous as Corvo's, & who loves books as much as I do. Very cordially, from his friend A.J. Dec., 1934." A. J. A. Symons (1900-1941),... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 102584

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  10. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom"... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 88082

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    I: First edition of Baudeau's finest economic work, "a compendious statement of Quesnay's views which, for clearness as well as for certain touches of originality, is far superior to anything from the pen of Mirabeau, Du Pont de Nemours, or Le Mercier de la Rivière" (Cossa). Baudeau here brilliantly refutes the Abbé Galiani,... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 84015

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  12. Le Crime et Le Chatiment.
    First edition in French, presentation copy, inscribed by the translator Victor Derély (1840-1904) on the first half-title to an unidentified recipient, but warmly with "homage affecteux d'un vieux comerade, V. Derély". Crime and Punishment was originally published in 12 monthly instalments during 1866 in the literary journal... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 82840

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  13. Women in Love.
    First edition, first printing, one of a limited edition of 1250 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author on the title page though it is not called for in the limitation. Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 81049

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    Third printing, originally published in 1970. Inscribed by the poet Alan Brownjohn in the margin above his section of the anthology (p. 263), "Signed for Nicholas Gammage - with all good wishes to you and for your poetry - Alan Brownjohn, 24th January 1974". Brownjohn and Gammage were both friends with Ted Hughes, who also... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 77017

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  15. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
    Signed Limited Edition, US issue. One of 525 copies signed by Willy Pogany. Arguably Pogany's best work and a nicely illustrated edition of Coleridge's masterpiece. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 32701

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  16. 127649comp
    First edition, inscribed on the front free end paper, "to the dear Gunns with love and gratitude from Pamela". The Gunns are Jean Gunn, a good friend of Freya Stark's in her later years and her husband Dr William Gunn, founder of the European Centre for Disaster Medicine, former Director of Emergency Humanitarian Operations... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 127649

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    First edition, inscribed on the front free end paper "For Jean and Bill, from Pamela, Derek & Malise". Jean and Bill are Jean Gunn, a good friend of Freya Stark's in her later years and Dr William Gunn, founder of the European Centre for Disaster Medicine, former Director of Emergency Humanitarian Operations for the WHO... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 127647

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  18. 128848comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Dennis Wheatley, "To Dennis Wheatley, kind thoughts from Emmuska Orczy, London 28.viii.35", with Wheatley's bookplate to the front pastedown. Accompanying the book is the autograph letter Orczy sent presenting the book, likewise dated 25 August... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 128848

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  19. 128723comp
    Signed limited edition, number 89 of 170 copies, signed by the illustrator. Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts movement, predominantly in his role as a stained-glass artist. This work was the first to establish him as an illustrator; it was subsequently reissued in 1923 with additional... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 128723

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  20. 128542comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, association copy, with the ownership inscription of Jazz Age lyricist Ira Gershwin to the front free endpaper. Ira Gershwin often collaborated with his younger brother, George, starting with Lady, be Good, in 1924. George Gershwin is mentioned numerous times throughout the book, with... Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 128542

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  21. 127567comp
    First and signed limited Dalí edition, number CLXXI 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 Victorian... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 127567

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  22. 129143comp
    First edition. Signed by the artist on the front free endpaper with an original drawing of a scarf-wearing crow, dated 30 November 1899. Fred Richardson (1862-1937) was an American illustrator, best known for his illustrations of L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Anderson, and Aesop's Fables. The present work, a selection of... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 129143

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    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation to "the original Gatsby", inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold Goldman, The original 'Gatsby' of this story, with thanks for letting me reveal these secrets of his past. Alcatraz, Cell Block 17 (I'll be out soon, kid. Remember me to the mob.... Learn More
    £275,000

    Stock Code: 102632

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  24. 124749comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For John Chancellor with the author's congratulations Dec 30th 1959". This was a wedding gift, inscribed on the occasion of Chancellor's marriage to Alice Jolliffe. Alice was a longtime friend of the Waugh family, and... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 124749

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  25. 125079comp
    Signed limited edition, number 9 of 250 copies signed by the author, printed on art laid paper, and specially bound. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 125079

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  26. 129128comp
    First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt". John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 129128

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  27. God Save the King
    First and limited edition, number 29 of 150 copies signed by the author. This is the only substantial poetry collection of Brian Howard (1905-1958), one of the Eton Arts Society group with Harold Acton, Oliver Messel, Anthony Powell, and Henry Yorke; at Oxford he knew Evelyn Waugh and Waugh, writing later that Howard "dazzled... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 106933

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  28. 127019comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This was Lennon's first book, and also the first solo project by a member of the Beatles. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 127019

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  29. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.
    First edition, later printing ("4 bis 8 Tausend" on title page). Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Julian Huxley from the Author Nov 1927", in pencil in Huxley's hand (and another note, perhaps in his hand, on p. 330). A remarkable association copy, linking two key figures of evolutionary theory and developmental biology:... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104615

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    First edition. This copy inscribed by de Chair to "Sam and Phil Roper who have done so muchy to keep St. Osyth Priory de Chair's home going over the years". Biography of the English author, politician, poet and connoisseur. In WWII he served as an intelligence officer with the 4th Cavalry Brigade during Anglo-Iraqi War and... Learn More
    £30

    Stock Code: 103976

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    Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, this number 32. This copy additionally signed and inscribed by de Chair on the title page "For Phyllis Roper on her 70th birthday in appreciation of her consistent help". Biography of the English author, politician, poet and connoisseur. In WWII he served as an intelligence... Learn More
    £75

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  32. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
    First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H.L.R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90335

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  33. Madame Ambassador. The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Leah Horwitz with appreciation of all she has done for PPSEWA - which includes the land of Madame Ambassador. With best wishes. Anne Guthrie". Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed from the author to Horwitz thanking her for sending... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 82367

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  34. Forty Centuries Look Down.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title, "To Field Marshall Lord Milne with due salutes & all good wishes, F. Britten Austin. 4 Oct, 1936". Lord Milne was a distinguished military officer who served in the Boer War and the First World War, and who ended his career as Chief... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 85930

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  35. 76369
    First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 76369

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  36. 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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  37. 117218detail
    The Shakespeare Head edition. Limited edition of 525 copies of which this is number 104. With an original manuscript leaf by the author bound in at the front of volume 1. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 117218

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  38. The Unvanquished.
    First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 250 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. Uncommon in this condition, and with the acetate jacket. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 71717

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  39. 127816
    First and sole edition, privately printed at Chelwood, the north Somerset parish of the antiquary Richard Warner (1763-1857) and produced to a remarkably high early-Victorian standard (see Cotton's Typographical Gazetteer, Second Series, Oxford, 1866). With a fine provenance: ownership inscription (on front free endpaper,... Learn More
    £950

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    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper in crayon to "Mimi Bonesteel, Happy Easter, Walt Disney." Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 89991

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  41. Danny the Champion of the World.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Willa, love Roald Dahl." It was originally published in the UK by Cape in the same year. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 96100

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    Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 100475

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    First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Gered Mankowitz and inscribed by Terry O'Neill: "Long Live the Stones! Terry O'Neill". This work was published to coincide with the opening of Exhibitionism, the first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones, which was held at Saatchi Gallery from 5 April... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 128783

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    Signed limited edition, number 203 of 500 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher. 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: 128743

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  45. 128740comp
    First editions, signed limited issues, Nothing but Home number 90 of 100 copies, Desperate Cars number 22 of 100 copies, and Under House Arrest number 81 of 100 copies. Each work has an original signed and matching numbered photograph loosely inserted. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128740

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  46. 124488comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "To William R. Matthews for the broad, deep quality of his mind. 30/9/44 Frank Gallagher". An Irish republican, Frank Gallagher (1893-1962) was imprisoned multiple times. While in Dublin's Mountjoy Jail in 1920, he took part in a mass hunger strike... Learn More
    £400

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  47. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sonia with love Roald Dahl, March 1981". Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 86898

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  48. Switch Bitch.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 91286

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  49. 128419comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 150 slipcased copies, signed by the photographer. Loosely inserted are the publisher's subscription card and the publisher's limitation slip. Filmmaker Michael Almereyda spent a year searching the Eggleston archives, resulting in this collection of heretofore unseen images.... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 128419

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  50. 127689comp
    First edition, with inscribed slips from the author mounted on the half-titles: "The author to his friend John Hutton. June 1873". Hutton had requested from Hardy a copy of the book to consult while writing a review of his third novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873), and Hardy sent the present copy as a gift. In a letter of... Learn More
    £27,500

    Stock Code: 127689

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  51. 79408comp
    First deluxe edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Mark, Happy 8th Birthday! With love from, Jo, (J. K. Rowling) (but really from Thomas, Daragh, Catriona, Deidre & Gerry!)". This title was the first of the deluxe editions to be published, and was issued simultaneously with the first... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 79408

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  52. 1
    First Genesis edition, first impression. Edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Mason. Together with a T-shirt, 'Hi' hat and a Paiste cymbal badge in a pull-out tray 2 colour prints (sheet size 55 x 38 cm) each signed by Storm Thorgerson, a monochrome print (sheet size 21 x 28 cm), a pair of drum sticks, a drum key, a... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 74297

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  53. 127817comp
    First UK edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Towards Zero was first published in the US earlier the same year. Christie dedicated the novel to Robert Graves, with the request "that you should sternly restrain your critical faculties... when reading it. This is a story for your pleasure... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 127817

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  54. 127465comp
    First separate edition, number 3 of 25 specially printed copies, initialled by Florence Emily Hardy, Thomas Hardy's second wife. This poem was written by Hardy for a special Armistice Day section of The Times, published on 11 November, 1920, on the occasion of the burial of the Unknown Soldier. An uncommon work with just... Learn More
    £2,750

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  55. 127824
    First Doves Press edition, one of 250 unnumbered copies on paper, with a further 15 on vellum. Signed by Cobden-Sanderson, dated 1909, on the rear pastedown. The work was issued in both limp vellum and in Michalet boards with a linen spine, without priority, but with the vellum considered more desirable. The Doves Press... Learn More
    £5,500

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    Compassion.

    Dorchester: 1924

    First edition, sole impression, number 8 of 25 copies numbered and initially by Florence Emily Hardy; this copy is additionally signed by the author at the end of the poem. Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations. It was printed in The Times on 16 June 1924, where it was... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126133

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  57. 127752
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the photographer. A superb large-format Taschen publication showcasing the vibrant colour-saturated photography of David LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 127752

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  58. 125067comp
    First printing of anniversary edition, with a new foreword by the author. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Best wishes to Sara Conner - Harper Lee". Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 125067

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  59. 68288
    First edition, first impression. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Glover, Carter and Greene. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 68288

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  60. 126620comp
    Signed limited edition, with a fine initialled original watercolour by Lawrence. Number 185 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: 126620

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