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  1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    Limited edition of 1,130 copies. Unusually, Rackham did not sign this limited edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 107351

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  2. 72787
    First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 72787

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  3. 103479comp
    First edition, first printing, number 164 of 150 large paper copies numbered between 101 and 250. Ulysses was published in imitation of the traditional three-tiered French format aimed at both connoisseurs and readers: 100 copies were printed on Dutch handmade paper and signed by Joyce; 150 copies were printed on heavier... Learn More
    £19,500

    Stock Code: 103479

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  4. 121817
    Limited edition of 875 numbered copies. Alphonse-Étienne Dinet (1861-1929), a French-born and Paris-trained painter, lived and worked for almost fifty years in Algeria. His conversion to Islam in 1908 was made formal in 1913. This is one of many collaborative works he produced with Sliman Ben Ibrahim, who originally served... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 121817

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  5. 74406
    Signed copy of the forty-third edition, signed by Milne on the title page. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse "Vespers", a gently ironic take on the innocence of childhood intended... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 74406

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  6. 127194
    First Shepard edition, the first illustrated edition of this children's classic, which was first published in 1908. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 127194

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  7. 122160comp
    Signed limited edition, number 571 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 122160

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  8. 114031comp
    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 114031

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  9. 122891
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 122891

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  10. 131982
    First UK edition. This novella was written in 1912 and published in Germany under the title Der Tod in Venedig. This edition also includes the novellas Tristan and Tonio Kröger. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131982

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  11. 112478
    First edition of Through the Looking-Glass, tenth thousand of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £4,850

    Stock Code: 112478

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  12. 108078
    First edition, first impression. With the original endpapers bound in. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 108078

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  13. .
    First English trade edition. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111588

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  14. 46286
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46286

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  15. 40086
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 40086

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  16. 62672
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 62672

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  17. 38828
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 38828

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  18. 108580
    First edition, first impression of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 108580

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  19. 59307
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 59307

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  20. 130734
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130734

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  21. 78226comp
    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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  22. 46104
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46104

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  23. 117196
    First edition, first impression of the author's most influential work. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognized... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 117196

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  24. 118415
    First edition, first printing of the first Hardy Boys title, long considered one of the holy grails of American children's book collecting. Developed by the American publisher Edward Stratemeyer, The Hardy Boys books were one part of a range of juvenile detective fiction released by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 118415

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  25. 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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  26. 111373
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 111373

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  27. 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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  28. 37511
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 37511

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  29. 94962
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 94962

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  30. 33021
    New and Revised Edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33021

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  31. 118378
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 118378

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  32. 118701
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 118701

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  33. 117743
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 117743

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  34. 121250
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 121250

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  35. 127454
    First edition, first printing, of the first title in the Doctor Dolittle series. Though born in England, Lofting settled in Connecticut and had his first book published in New York. The book is attractively illustrated with his own naïve pen-and-ink drawings. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 127454

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  36. 122097comp
    Signed limited edition, number 1077 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 122097

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  37. 118505
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 118505

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  38. 118745
    First edition in English, preceding the US edition published the same year. The British-born translator, Barbara Mooyaart-Doubleday, was living in Amsterdam in 1947 when the original Dutch-language edition appeared. Having impressed Anne Frank's father Otto with a sample chapter, she was engaged to make the whole translation... Learn More
    £1,475

    Stock Code: 118745

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  39. 121366
    First edition, first printing. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is "an authentic and nostalgic story which in rare fashion at once puts together the tenderness and the tragedy of the South. They are the inseparable ingredients of a region much reported but... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 121366

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  40. 119898
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 119898

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  41. 117921
    First Brock edition. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 117921

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  42. .
    First one-volume edition. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 81627

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  43. 121339
    New and definitive edition, first impression. First published in 1886, this reissue with a new preface by Doughty and an introduction by T. E. Lawrence found a new generation of readers for this classic of travel. This "definitive" edition of 1936 was published in a format matching that of the 1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom.... Learn More
    £2,250

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  44. Lucky Jim.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 102290

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  45. 83157
    First edition, first impression. Jamaica Inn was Du Maurier's first book, and her strengths in "narrative drive and the evocation of atmosphere" (ODNB) made it an instant best-seller and later a successful film. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 83157

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  46. 41550
    First US Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 41550

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  47. 32964
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 32964

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  48. The African Queen.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 98902

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  49. 77734
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 77734

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  50. 114279comp
    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 203 of 751 numbered copies signed by the artist and the author. Maugham wrote a new foreword for this edition of his autobiographical masterpiece. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 114279

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  51. 118259
    First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition which was made up from the American sheets. Booker prize winner of winners. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118259

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  52. 118285
    First edition, first printing. The novel won Wharton the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, making her the first woman to do so. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 118285

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  53. 116487
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 116487

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  54. .
    Signed limited edition, number 149 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. Susan Lambert noted that, compared to Rackham, Dulac 'made... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 107330

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  55. 117742
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 117742

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  56. Men Without Women.
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 40090

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  57. 119624
    First edition, first impression. Collects a number of the author's best known war poems and much previously unpublished work. This in many ways is Sassoon's key poetical statement on the war. Learn More
    £1,250

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  58. 121818
    First editions, first impressions. Perhaps Durrell's greatest success, a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt, before and during World War II. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 121818

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  59. 32201comp
    Large paper edition, number 22 of 365 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 32201

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  60. 116615comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front fly-leaf. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 116615

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