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

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 35892

  2. The Wind in the Willows.
    SHEPARD, E. H. (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1931

    First Shepard edition, the first illustrated edition of this children's classic, which was first published in 1908. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 127194

  3. Lucky Jim.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim.

    London : 1953

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

    Stock Code: 102290

  4. Lolita.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.

    Paris : 1955

    First edition, first impression, of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London. Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 96183

  5. The House at Pooh Corner.
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    Signed limited edition, large paper copy, number 85 of 350 copies signed by both the author and the illustrator. The House at Pooh Corner, the final Pooh book, was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 131996

  6. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    ROBINSON, Charles (illus.); STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses.

    London : 1896

    First Charles Robinson edition. A Child's Garden of Verses was originally published in 1885. Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 132890

  7. The Sword in The Stone.
    WHITE, T. H. The Sword in The Stone.

    London : 1938

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

    Stock Code: 131983

  8. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
    SMITH, Dodie. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    Melbourne, London, Toronto : 1956

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

    Stock Code: 72239

  9. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    London : 1935

    First trade edition, first impression, published by Cape immediately following Lawrence's death. It is O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, 170 only designated complete). Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 130998

  10. 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

  11. Main Street.
    LEWIS, Sinclair. Main Street.

    New York : 1920

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

    Stock Code: 122949

  12. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    1900

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

    Stock Code: 122891

  13. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    London : 1900

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

    Stock Code: 117742

  14. In Powder and Crinoline.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline.

    London : [1913]

    Signed limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 45, signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117368

  15. A Midsummer Nights Dreame.
    NASH, Paul (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Nights Dreame.

    London : 1924

    The Players' Shakespeare, limited to 106 copies, signed by the art editor Albert Rotherston, the illustrator Paul Nash, and the introduction writer Harley Granville-Barker. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 117387

  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

    London : 2003

    First edition of the fifth Harry Potter novel, a sparkling example of the Chelsea Bindery's work. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 116758

  17. 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

  18. Wise Blood.
    O'CONNOR, Flannery. Wise Blood.

    New York : 1952

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

    Stock Code: 109887

  19. Royal Yachts.
    GAVIN, C. M. Royal Yachts.

    London : 1932

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 109722

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

    London : 1953

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

    Stock Code: 109104

  21. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

    Dent, : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 107707

  22. 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

  23. The Lorax.
    SEUSS, Dr. The Lorax.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first issue. Seuss's environmental masterpiece. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 101765

  24. Undine.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); LA MOTTE-FOUQUÉ, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de. Undine.

    London : 1909

    Signed limited edition, number 464 of 1000 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 101815

  25. Children and Gardens.
    JEKYLL, Gertrude. Children and Gardens.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 95223

  26. The Sleeping Beauty.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); EVANS, C. S. The Sleeping Beauty.

    London : 1920

    First trade edition. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 94962

  27. Light in August.
    FAULKNER, William. Light in August.

    New York : 1932

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

    Stock Code: 89380

  28. The Inheritors.
    GOLDING, William. The Inheritors.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page "For Michael Curtis with best wishes from William Golding." Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 85188

  29. Typhoon
    CONRAD, Joseph. Typhoon

    London : 1903

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

    Stock Code: 77758

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

    London : 1890

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

    Stock Code: 71099

  31. The Complete Works.
    WEST, Nathaniel. The Complete Works.

    1957

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

    Stock Code: 65670

  32. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    McCOY, Horace. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. McCoy's first book, "an impressive depiction of the dark underside of Hollywood during the depression, exposing a milieu that undermined human dignity and destroyed dreams of success" (American National Biography). It was the basis of the 1969 film by Sydney Pollack starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin and Gig Young. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 61986

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

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 166 of 1,030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 61468

  34. To Be Free.
    APTHEKER, Herbert. To Be Free.

    New York : 1968

    Second edition. First published in 1948; this edition with a new preface by the author. Inscribed on the half-title " Feb 1969 For Bobby Seale with best wishes Herbert Aptheker." Aptheker was an American Marxist historian and political activist. Seale was co-founder of the Black Panther Party which he formed with Huey Newton in 1966. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 60782

  35. The Alexandria Quartet.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.

    London : 1962

    First combined edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 59975

  36. All The Conspirators.
    ISHERWOOD, Christopher. All The Conspirators.

    London : 1928

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

    Stock Code: 59529

  37. 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

  38. The Happy Return.
    FORESTER, C. S. The Happy Return.

    1937

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

    Stock Code: 42986

  39. The Virgin and the Gypsy.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Virgin and the Gypsy.

    Florence : 1930

    Limited edition, number 750 of 810 copies printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 43264

  40. Miss Lonelyhearts.
    WEST, Nathaniel. Miss Lonelyhearts.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, second issue with the Harcout Brace title page. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41551

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. Love Among the Chickens.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Love Among the Chickens.

    London : [1921]

    First edition thus, first issue, entirely rewritten from the first edition under this title of 1906. This title was Wodehouse's first novel for adults and the one in which he found his voice. Initially published in 1906 the author rewrote the work for publication in 1921. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 41766

  44. Lord Edgware Dies.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Lord Edgware Dies.

    London : 1933

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

    Stock Code: 41213

  45. America.
    KAFKA, Franz. America.

    1938

    First UK Edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 40708

  46. To Have and Have Not.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's second book set within the United States, and tells the story of a smuggler running contraband between Cuba and Florida. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 38294

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. Mr. Loveday's Little Outing.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Mr. Loveday's Little Outing.

    1936

    First edition, first impression of Waugh's macabre collection of short stories. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 38828

  50. Sally Bowles.
    ISHERWOOD, Christopher. Sally Bowles.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Sally Bowles was Isherwood's fourth solo publication, his second Berlin novel, and was subsequently incorporated into Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 38837

  51. Black Mischief.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Black Mischief.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of Waugh's "satire on European notions of 'progress' imitated by an imaginary African nation" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36187

  52. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. This is Woolf's penultimate novel, also the most popular during her lifetime. She began writing it in the early 1930s as a novel-essay titled The Pargiters, and subsequently divided it into two parts: the fiction portion became The Years and the essay portion the basis for Three Guineas. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 36188

  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 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

  54. In a Province.
    VAN DER POST, Laurens. In a Province.

    1934

    First edition, first impression of this scarce Hogarth Press novel, the debut of Woolf's friend Laurens van der Post. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36900

  55. The Bear Fell Free.
    GREENE, Graham. The Bear Fell Free.

    1935

    First Edition, First Impression. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 171. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 36910

  56. 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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 35978

  57. An Argosy of Fables.
    BRANSOM, Paul (illus.); COOPER, Frederick Taber (ed.) An Argosy of Fables.

    New York : 1921

    Large paper edition, number 22 of 365 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 32201

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