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  1. 144740
    LOWTHER, George. The Adventures of Superman.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 144740

  2. Green Eggs and Ham.
    SEUSS, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham.

    New York : 1960

    First edition, first printing. The vocabulary of the text consists of just 50 words and was the result of a bet between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf, that Seuss could not complete an entire book without exceeding that limit. The Cat in the Hat consisted of a comparatively prolix 236 words. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 143595

  3. Dracula.
    STOKER, Bram. Dracula.

    London : 1897

    First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points: printed on thicker paper stock, without the advert for The Shoulder of Shasta which appears in later impressions on the verso of the final integral leaf 392, and without the eight pages of adverts inserted. This is the combination of states found in early authorial presentation copies and review... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 144732

  4. Pride and Prejudice.
    AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.

    London : 1894

    First illustrated edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies released in England; a further 25 copies were released in the US. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 143075

  5. 133114
    SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing. Where the Wild Things Are was criticized at the time of publication for its darker elements, but was soon acclaimed as a triumph of children's storytelling and book design; it has remained a classic of 20th-century children's literature, and was adapted into a film in 2009. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 133114

  6. 135745
    WILLIAMS, Margery; William Nicholson (illus.) The Velveteen Rabbit Or How Toys Become Real.

    New York : [1922]

    First US edition, from the first issue sheets of the English edition. Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 135745

  7. 137710
    BLIXEN, Karen. Out of Africa.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A fine example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 137710

  8. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

    London : 1909

    Signed limited edition, number 168 of 750 copies signed by the artist. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 134021

  9. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); GRIMM, The Brothers. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.

    London : [1925]

    Signed limited edition, number 398 of 600 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 134195

  10. Gone With the Wind.
    MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone With the Wind.

    New York : 1936

    First edition, first printing, with the copyright date May 1936. Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 139157

  11. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
    LEWIS, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first impression, of the first book in the Narnia series. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 142470

  12. The Little Prince.
    SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de. The Little Prince.

    New York : 1943

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author's native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141477

  13. To Kill a Mockingbird.
    LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.

    London : 1960

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year, 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... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 132534

  14. In Fairyland. A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World.
    DOYLE, Richard In Fairyland. A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World.

    London : 1870

    First edition of one of the masterpieces of Victorian colour printing. As Percy Muir describes it in his Victorian Illustrated Books (1971), In Fairyland "has 16 colour plates many with more than one subject to a page, and there is not one bad one among them... Edmund Evans surpassed himself in the printing of the blocks... it is now considered as a... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130950

  15. Ariel.
    PLATH, Sylvia. Ariel.

    London : 1965

    First edition, first impression. Plath's most enduring poetry book, published two years after her suicide, edited by Ted Hughes and with an introduction by Robert Lowell. Plath believed her Ariel poems to be the best she had ever produced, "announcing to her mother that 'they will make my name'" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 144272

  16. 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

  17. The War Poems.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. The War Poems.

    London : 1919

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119624

  18. The Compleat Angler.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler.

    1931

    Signed limited edition, one of 775 copies of which this is number 662 signed by Rackham. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 47610

  19. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
    DAHL, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    New York : 1970

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

    Stock Code: 138203

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

    New York : 1935

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

    Stock Code: 72885

  21. Jude the Obscure.
    HARDY, Thomas. Jude the Obscure.

    London : 1896

    First edition in book form, this copy entirely in the first state (pagination to all partially blank pages in signature A-H). Jude the Obscure was Hardy's last novel, in which he "deliberately attacked the existing educational system and marriage laws. The novel's sexual directness fuelled the hostility of its reception in some quarters, and while Hardy... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71098

  22. Across the River and Into the Trees.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees.

    New York : 1950

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

    Stock Code: 68482

  23. The Wind in the Willows.
    GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression, of Grahame's children's classic. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 133871

  24. Of Human Bondage.
    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Of Human Bondage.

    New York : 1936

    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 483 of 751 copies signed by both author and artist. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915 and Maugham contributed a new foreword for this handsome illustrated edition. Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948) "was a draughtsmen, painter and etcher who was the Slade Professor of Fine Art at University... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117173

  25. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 97218

  26. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 78965

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. Winner Take Nothing.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing. This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the first time. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 45602

  30. 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

  31. Men Without Women.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.

    New York : 1927

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

    Stock Code: 40090

  32. The Day of the Triffids.
    WYNDHAM, John. The Day of the Triffids.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression, of Wyndham's science fiction classic. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 37511

  33. The Fifth Column.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, first printing. An attractively bound copy of this anthology. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 91989

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Jacob's Room.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, was the first full-length book to be published by the Hogarth Press, and marked the point from which the Woolfs decided to run the Press as a genuine business concern. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 28033

  37. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London : [1907]

    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
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 107351

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    London : 1906

    First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 134784

  41. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.
    FERRARI. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.

    London : 1998

    First UK trade edition. Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 131925

  42. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.

    London : 1917

    Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the artist, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by the artist bound in at the back. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 102175

  43. Green Hills of Africa.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. His second major venture into non-fiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 77576

  44. Swallows and Amazons.
    RANSOME, Arthur. Swallows and Amazons.

    London : 1931

    First fully illustrated edition, published a year after the first edition. Ransome disliked the proposed illustrations by Steven Spurrier for the first edition, and it had been issued only with a frontispiece. Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 133864

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. I Capture the Castle.
    SMITH, Dodie. I Capture the Castle.

    London : 1949

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

    Stock Code: 138097

  48. The Torrents of Spring.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Torrents of Spring.

    New York : 1926

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

    Stock Code: 41545

  49. The Taming of the Shrew.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Taming of the Shrew.

    1940

    Limited issue, one of 1,950 copies. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 87005

  50. [The Pooh books:]
    MILNE, A. A. [The Pooh books:]

    London : 1924-28

    First editions, first impressions. When We Were Young is a first first state, with the contents page ix unnumbered and also has a presentation stamp to the title page. The little bear described by Christopher Milne in his autobiography as his "inseparable companion" has also become the inseparable companion of generations of children, often remaining... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 133547

  51. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
    TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

    Hartford : 1876

    First US edition, first printing, printed on wove paper, versos of half-title and preface blank. "The irresponsibility, the love of odd adventure, and the sense of natural justice as opposed to the village code, which characterize the heroes of this book and its sequel Huckleberry Finn, presented a sharp contrast to the Sunday School or rags-to-riches... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 132079

  52. Women in Love.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Women in Love.

    New York : 1920

    Limited first edition of 1250 copies of which this is number 1198. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132076

  53. Doctor Zhivago.
    PASTERNAK, Boris. Doctor Zhivago.

    London : 1958

    First edition in English, first impression, of Pasternak's classic novel. First published in Italy in 1957, the original manuscript had been smuggled out of the Soviet Union in the same year. It was an immediate success and has been adapted to screen a number of times, most famously in the 1965 film adaptation staring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, and... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 131737

  54. Arabian Sands.
    THESIGER, Wilfred. Arabian Sands.

    London : 1959

    First edition. This was Thesiger's first book and "and, in his opinion, his finest" (ODNB). "During the years that I was in Arabia I never thought that I would write a book about my travels Seven years after leaving Arabia I showed some photographs I had taken to Graham Watson and he strongly urged me to write a book about the desert. This I refused... Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 130541

  55. The Tempest.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest.

    London : 1926

    First Rackham edition. With a signed presentation inscription from the author and his wife to the half-title "To May from Edyth and Arthur Rackham Christmas 1926" alongside an original ink drawing of Ariel by the artist. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130882

  56. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
    LOFTING, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    New York : 1920

    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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127454

  57. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.
    HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.

    Chipping Campden : 1929

    First Alcuin Press edition, number 134 of 325 copies in total. First published in 1896 and 1922 respectively, this work collected together in two volumes what was then understood to be the entire corpus of Housman's published poetry. This book was handsomely printed in the private press manner on Batchelor handmade paper for the publishers by the Alcuin... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 126238

  58. The Americans.
    FRANK, Robert. The Americans.

    New York : 1959

    First US edition, originally published in France on 15 May 1958 by Robert Delpire as part of its Encyclopédie Essentielle series. In the French edition Frank's photographs were accompanied by text by authors such as Simone de Beauvoir, Erskine Caldwell, William Faulkner, Henry Miller and John Steinbeck. In this edition the photos are not accompanied... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 125101

  59. Grimm's Fairy Tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    New York : 1909

    Large paper copy, signed by the artist to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 124151

  60. The Day of the Locust.
    WEST, Nathaniel. The Day of the Locust.

    New York : 1939

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

    Stock Code: 124045

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