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  1. 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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  2. 46104
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46104

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  3. 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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  4. 37511
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 37511

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  5. 94962
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 94962

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  6. 33021
    New and Revised Edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33021

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  7. 121250
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 121250

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  8. 35706
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 35706

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  9. 43964
    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 Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 43964

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  10. .
    First one-volume edition. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 81627

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  11. 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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  12. 41550
    First US Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 41550

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  13. 32964
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 32964

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  14. 77734
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 77734

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

    Stock Code: 40090

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  16. 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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  17. 32201comp
    Large paper edition, number 22 of 365 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 32201

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  18. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    Melbourne, London, Toronto: 1956

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 72239

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  19. 61468comp
    Signed limited edition, number 166 of 1030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 61468

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  20. 28033
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 28033

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  21. 28017
    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 28017

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  22. 38689
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 38689

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  23. 71123
    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

    Stock Code: 71123

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  24. 48052
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 48052

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  25. 120928
    First UK edition. The author's second novel and one of the great rarities of 20th century Australian literature. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 120928

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  26. 121235
    First one-volume US edition of Cherry-Garrard's account of Robert Scott's 1910-12 expedition to Antarctica, where the former served as assistant zoologist. "The best written and most enduring account of exploits in the Antarctic" (Taurus 84). Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 121235

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  27. 46292
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46292

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  28. 117385comp
    Signed limited edition, number 381 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. 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. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 117385

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  29. 117387comp
    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

    Stock Code: 117387

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  30. 117368comp
    Signed limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 45, signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 117368

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  31. 116919
    First editions, first printings, of the complete series of Hammett's seminal full-length detective novels. As usual The Glass Key is the first American edition; the first impression was printed in London in the same year during Knopf's ill-fated attempt to break into the British market and is scarce. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 116919

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  32. Eloise in Paris
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 113555

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  33. Mummy's Bedtime Story Book.
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 113392

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  34. Persian Gulf Pilot. N.P. No. 63.
    First published 1870, this eleventh edition following the tenth of 1955. All editions of these highly-detailed navigational handbooks to the Gulf tend to be uncommon. Beyond the specifically maritime aspects these handbooks did provide some basic background on local conditions, climate, items of trade, and so forth. An interesting... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 99503

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  35. Lady and The Tramp.
    First edition. Inspired by Greene's short story "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog" which was bought by Disney in the early 1940s and subsequently turned into the popular animated feature film in 1955, this novelization of the film version was published at Disney's insistence two years before the film to familiarize the audience... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 96562

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  36. .
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 97200

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  37. Garden Ornament.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 96866

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  38. Annuals & Biennials.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95232

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  39. 95230
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95230

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  40. 89359
    Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 514. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 89359

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  41. Children and Gardens.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95223

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  42. 96183
    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

    Stock Code: 96183

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  43. Now We Are Six.
    First edition, first impression. 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 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 93378

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  44. 93931
    First UK edition, first printing, in English of this mystery thriller which formed the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and several film adaptations. In his day Leroux was considered "the foremost of the modern French writers of detective fiction." Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 93931

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  45. 91991
    First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 91991

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  46. 90585
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 90585

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  47. 91613
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 91613

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  48. 89380
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 89380

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  49. 90269
    First Edition, First Printing. Parrish was especially well-served here by a beautifully printed volume with superbly done colour reproductions. The publisher spared no expense, and priced the book at 10.00, a very high price for the day. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 90269

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  50. 90254
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper "To Sam & Lillian, affectionately Jimmy Farrell." Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 90254

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  51. 88956
    First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 88956

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  52. 86667
    First edition, first printing in lovely fine binding. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 86667

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  53. The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare.
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 85631

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  54. 85188
    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

    Stock Code: 85188

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  55. 83667
    First editions, first printings. O'Connor only published two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent bear It Away. Together with her short story collection A Good Man Is Hard to Find, these three books represent all that was published in her lifetime. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 83667

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  56. 81385
    First edition of Eliot's first book, one of 500 copies printed. The collection opens with one of Eliot's best known poems, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", written while he was still a student at Harvard in his early 20s, but not published in book form until this volume, which was printed with the silent financial... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 81385

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  57. 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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  58. 82596
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 82596

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    Signed limited edition, deluxe format, one of 100 copies numbered and signed by the collector and American football legend, Pat McInally. Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 71749

  60. 83324
    First edition in English, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 83324

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