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  1. The Mask of Dimitrios.
    AMBLER, Eric. The Mask of Dimitrios.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression, of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone in detective fiction. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 78304

  2. Lucky Jim.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 102290

  3. Golf.
    BADMINTON LIBRARY - HUTCHINSON, Horace G. Golf.

    London : 1890

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71099

  4. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
    BAUM, L. Frank. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

    Indianapolis : 1902

    First edition, first printing. Baum is best known for the Wizard of Oz books, in two of which Santa Claus features as a guest of Oz. Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 107961

  5. Zuleika Dobson.
    BEERBOHM, Max. Zuleika Dobson.

    1911

    First edition, first impression. "In 1911 he published to great critical acclaim his only novel, Zuleika Dobson. This fantasy about the beautiful young woman whose visit to Oxford occasions the suicide of all the undergraduates has proved his most popular prose work; it has been the most continuously in print of all his books. An expanded edition,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 41557

  6. Dangling Man.
    BELLOW, Saul. Dangling Man.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the first blank. A handsomely bound copy of Bellow's first novel. Learn More
    £1,675.00

    Stock Code: 41558

  7. Psycho.
    BLOCH, Robert. Psycho.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing. The work was the basis for Hitchcock's seminal film of the same title, released a year after the book was published. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 101725

  8. Tarzan of The Apes.
    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of The Apes.

    Chicago, : 1914

    First edition, first printing, with printer's name to copyright page in old English type. A wonderful example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 124600

  9. Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    CAPOTE, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing, of Capote's classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long cigarette holder. Diamond embellishments on the jewellery make this luxurious... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136216

  10. The Long Good-bye.
    CHANDLER, Raymond. The Long Good-bye.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 109104

  11. Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.
    CHANDLER, Raymond. Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.

    New York / London : 1938-58

    All first editions, first printings. Chandler's first four novels were first published in America; the last three appeared first in the UK. Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 106986

  12. Lord Edgware Dies.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Lord Edgware Dies.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41213

  13. The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. A collection of short stories featuring the characters of Mr Satterthwaite, a socialite, and the eponymous Mr Quin. Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 27137

  14. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 76498

  15. Arms and the Covenant.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant.

    London, : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137946

  16. My African Journey.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 120930

  17. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression in book form of Churchill's weekly commentaries, which were published in the Evening Standard and syndicated throughout Europe by Emery Reves, arguing against appeasement. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 37288

  18. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130543

  19. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 82601

  20. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    1900

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 122891

  21. Liberalism and the Social Problem.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Liberalism and the Social Problem.

    London : 1909

    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
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 108580

  22. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 117742

  23. Lord Jim.
    CONRAD, Joseph. Lord Jim.

    Edinburgh and London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, one of 2,105 copies printed. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 71079

  24. Typhoon
    CONRAD, Joseph. Typhoon

    London : 1903

    First UK edition, first issue. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 77758

  25. The Secret Agent.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent.

    1907

    First edition, first impression. One of Conrad's very best works - a stunning novel of detection, espionage and revolution. "The Secret Agent depicts the atmosphere of Edwardian London in a psychological thriller of the anarchist underworld. Conrad's wit and chivalrous magnanimity are at their airiest in this novel." (Connolly) Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 70386

  26. The Arrow of Gold.
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Arrow of Gold.

    1919

    First English edition and first revised edition with corrections not incorporated in the American first edition. Signed "from Joseph Conrad 1919" on the half-title. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 48434

  27. The Nigger of the "Narcissus".
    CONRAD, Joseph. The Nigger of the "Narcissus".

    London : 1898

    First UK edition of the novel "generally regarded as Conrad's first masterpiece" (Drabble, p. 700), presented here in a handsome binding; it was originally published in America as The Children of the Sea (1897). The title character, and the book's hero, is James Wait, a West Indian sailor. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 38338

  28. The Curiosities of Ale & Beer:
    COOK, Charles Henry, as John Bickerdyke. The Curiosities of Ale & Beer:

    London : [1886]

    First edition. A splendidly and wilfully eccentric collection of beer lore and literature, a typical Leadenhall Press production, motivated by a sprightly and slightly anachronistic antiquarianism. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 38312

  29. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
    DAHL, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 138203

  30. The BFG.
    DAHL, Roald. The BFG.

    London : 1982

    First edition, first impression. A wonderful example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story within his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World. A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 132372

  31. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    DAHL, Roald. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed inscription to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 99107

  32. A History of Golf in Great Britain.
    DARWIN, Bernard, et al. A History of Golf in Great Britain.

    London : 1952

    First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 134580

  33. Motor Racing.
    DAVIS, S. C. H. Motor Racing.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, written in hospital by the British racing driver Sammy Davis while recuperating from his spectacular crash at Brooklands in 1931. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71123

  34. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I.
    DISNEY, Walt. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I.

    Philadelphia : 1931

    First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138581

  35. The Tower Treasure.
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Tower Treasure.

    New York : 1927

    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
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 118415

  36. The 42nd Parallel.
    DOS PASSOS, John. The 42nd Parallel.

    New York & London : 1930

    First edition, first printing. The first novel in Dos Passos's major work, the trilogy U.S.A. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 77757

  37. The 42nd Parallel.
    DOS PASSOS, John. The 42nd Parallel.

    New York : 1930

    First Edition, First Printing. The first novel in Dos Passos's major work, the trilogy U.S.A. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 32963

  38. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 133516

  39. Jamaica Inn.
    DU MAURIER, Daphne. Jamaica Inn.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. Jamaica Inn was Du Maurier's first book, and her strengths in "narrative drive and the evocation of atmosphere" made it an instant best-seller and later a successful film (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 85173

  40. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.) Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

    London : 1908

    First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 66581

  41. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); Edward FitzGerald (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [1909]

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132279

  42. Stories from The Arabian Nights.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); HOUSMAN, Laurence. Stories from The Arabian Nights.

    London : 1907

    First Dulac edition with the plates bound in at the back. Dulac's work rivalled Rackham's in popularity and was largely confined to deluxe editions. Among the popular stories included in this edition is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 111583

  43. [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea.

    London : 1957-60

    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
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 121818

  44. The Alexandria Quartet.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.

    London : 1962

    First combined edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 59975

  45. Light in August.
    FAULKNER, William. Light in August.

    New York : 1932

    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 89380

  46. Go Down, Moses and other stories.
    FAULKNER, William. Go Down, Moses and other stories.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing of Faulkner's third collection of short stories. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36186

  47. Sartoris.
    FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Sartoris is a revised version of Faulkner's Flags in the Dust, the full text of which was not published until 1973. It was the first of Faulkner's tales set in Yoknapatawpha County, and introduces many of the characters that appear in his later works Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 29322

  48. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, limited issue. Number 310 of 310 copies only signed by the author; one of Faulkner's smallest limitations. Learn More
    £1,925.00

    Stock Code: 26303

  49. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.
    FERRARI. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.

    London : 1998

    First UK trade edition. Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 131925

  50. Taps at Reveille.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 72885

  51. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 46291

  52. All The Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All The Sad Young Men.

    1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41770

  53. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 43653

  54. All the Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men.

    New York : 1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 46292

  55. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing of Fitzgerald's only stage play, a political satire about a postman who dreams of becoming president of the United States and succeeds. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36238

  56. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression. This is the eleventh book in the James Bond series, featuring a reappearance of Blofeld and SPECTRE. It was adapted for film in 1969, featuring George Lazenby. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138589

  57. [The complete Hornblower:]
    FORESTER, C. S. [The complete Hornblower:]

    London : 1937-62

    First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 109292

  58. Flying Colours.
    FORESTER, C. S. Flying Colours.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the binder's front blank "To Mr. A. R. W. Robertson gratefully for kindness received in British Guinea, from C. S. Forester." Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 106985

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