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  1. 121751
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1813. Learn More
    £225

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  2. 129941detail
    A handsome uniformly-bound set of Dickens's works, comprising all the major novels as well as the Christmas stories and his minor works, made up of later Chapman and Hall editions using the text as revised by the author in 1869, and reproducing the illustrations of the original editions. Learn More
    £950

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  3. 121757
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1847. Learn More
    £225

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  4. 132897comp
    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was first published by Harper Collins in 1993, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author and finely bound, published... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 132897

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  5. 132826
    An attractive set of Austen's novels, comprising later printings of the Thomson and Brock illustrated editions. Learn More
    £1,250

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  6. 129565
    First edition, first printing. An attractively bound copy. Learn More
    £695

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  7. 132569

    The Iliad.

    London: 1866 & 1871

    First Paley edition, printed in Greek with Paley's extensive notes in English. Paley (1815-1888) used the Greek text of Immanuel Bekker (published in Bonn in 1858); he stated his "primary object has been to explain the Greek of Homer. This is I am well aware, only one small department that an intellectual student requires;... Learn More
    £375

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  8. 132405
    A handsome set of Austen's novels, reproducing the late 19th-century illustrations of Charles E. Brock. Learn More
    £875

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  9. 119935comp
    First and limited edition, number 10 of 400 copies only, one of perhaps as few as 10 deluxe copies bound in full vellum and additionally signed by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. This posthumous collection, a collaboration between Julia's youngest son Henry and the novelist Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919), includes four photogravures... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 119935

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  10. 114151
    First US edition, the second overall. The first edition, published by Thomas Cautley Newby in London, was rushed into the shops on 4 December 1847 to capitalise on the unexpected success of Jane Eyre, which was published by Newby's rivals, Smith, Elder & Company, earlier the same year. Wuthering Heights,... Learn More
    £8,500

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  11. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy First Editions Books
    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
    £6,750

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  12. 114350detail
    The Charles Dickens edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £1,250

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  13. 131999
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £3,000

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  14. The Works.
    The Biographical edition. A handsomely bound set of Stevenson's works including his popular children's novel Treasure Island. Learn More
    £2,100

    Stock Code: 115194

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  15. 131944
    A handsomely bound copy of the Imperial Edition, a particularly imposing and well-illustrated edition of Shakespeare. Learn More
    £875

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  16. 121705
    Limited to 800 copies of which this is number 105. Learn More
    £250

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  17. 121217
    First edition thus, limited issue, number 58 of 500 copies. Hardy Wallis's translation was first published, without the illustrations, in 1938. Tipped-in is a presentation letter from Sir Robert Tasker to the headmaster of his alma mater Ardingly College, 7 February 1959, and a photocopied letter of thanks from the headmaster... Learn More
    £575

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  18. 126097
    £600

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  19. 114105
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1811. Learn More
    £225

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  20. The Works.
    First Cunningham edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 116025

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  21. The Works.
    First Lang edition, the Swanston Edition, number 1,977 of 2,060 sets. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112903

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  22. 131937
    A handsomely bound set of the Imperial Edition, a particularly imposing and well-illustrated edition of Shakespeare. Learn More
    £675

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  23. 131827detail
    An attractive library set of Disraeli's fictional works. Disraeli's novels came to have a clear political intent, aiming to shift Victorian public opinion and consequently the nation's politics. As he later wrote, "it was not originally the intention of the writer to adopt the form of fiction as the instrument to scatter... Learn More
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  24. 131643
    First illustrated edition of Byron's classic autobiographical poem, with fine steel engravings and a fold-out map (showing the route of Byron/Childe Harold's adventure from England to Portugal, across the Mediterranean to Malta, through Greece and the Aegean islands to Troy and Constantinople). Childe Harold was first published... Learn More
    £650

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  25. i1
    First edition of Nicolas Gueudeville's translation of Utopia, one of the very few copies with a cancel title printed entirely in black, unseen by Gibson. This copy also contains the often removed plate on K4 verso by Bleyswick, which depicts future spouses in a state of undress as they inspect each other before marriage.... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 113046

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  26. A Collection of English Words not Generally used,
    First edition, "the earliest attempt to gather, interpret and discuss the remnants of older and local language as a contribution not only to the better understanding of the provincial communities, but to those antiquarian studies which were leading men to a knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic tongues" (Raven). This copy... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 90721

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  27. 121749
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic work which was first published in 1776. Learn More
    £225

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  28. 131181
    Limited edition, number 66 of 500 copies signed by the publisher. A particularly handsome set of the edition of William Scott Douglas, first published in 1877-9, described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published... Learn More
    £1,500

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    Works.

    London: 1885-8

    The Ashburton Edition. A handsome set of Carlyle's collected writings, incorporating all the major works, and his miscellaneous essays. Learn More
    £1,750

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  30. 131156detail
    The Frontenac Edition, the definitive collected edition of Parkman's works, incorporating all of the author's final revisions. Parkman's great epics of the settlement and development of North America - partly based on his own experiences on the Oregon Trail and with Native American tribes - were highly romanticized, yet... Learn More
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  31. 131073detail
    Second and preferred edition. Dyce (1798-1869) was one of the principal editors involved in William Pickering's prestigious Aldine Edition of the British Poets; his edition of Shakespeare in that series was first published in 1832. He then produced his own complete edition of Shakespeare (6 volumes, 1857), and improved it... Learn More
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  32. 130862detail
    An attractive set of Maugham's collected works, with three volumes each of stories, plays and novels. The books are later editions, with the collected short stories first published in 1951, the plays in 1931, and the novels in 1953. Learn More
    £2,250

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  33. 126125detail
    The Canterbury edition. Learn More
    £3,750

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  34. 130475
    A handsomely bound set of early editions; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the 67th thousand and Through the Looking-Glass is the 24th thousand. Learn More
    £2,500

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  35. Rosalind and Helen.
    First edition, first issue, a fine fresh and generously margined copy with the half-title and advertisements, of Shelley's long poem "Rosalind and Helen", a conversational lament for a disappointed poet-reformer, set on the shores of Lake Como, begun in Marlowe and completed in 1818 at the baths of Lucca in Tuscany. The... Learn More
    £3,750

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  36. 120096
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
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  37. 129609
    Limited edition, number 11 of 15 copies printed on japon with the plates in three states (printed in black on japon, bistre on chine, and blue). 15 copies were also printed on papier de chine, 40 on Watham paper, and 350 in a standard trade issue. Nerval's translation of Goethe's epic play was first published in 1828, Goethe... Learn More
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  38. 129551
    First edition in book form. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray). Learn More
    £1,750

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  39. 129945detail
    A handsomely bound set of the first authorised collected edition of Darwin's works. Learn More
    £3,750

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  40. 127331
    Second edition. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since... Learn More
    £500

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  41. 129733
    First edition thus, first impression, with Gikow's fittingly dramatic illustrations and an introduction by literary critic Alfred Kazin. Garnett's translation was first published, unillustrated, in 1914 as part of a 12 volume collection of Dostoyevsky's works released between 1912 and 1920. "In 1910 Heinemann, following... Learn More
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  42. 129727
    A handsomely bound copy of the first trade edition. Unusually, the trade edition of Mother Goose is an entirely different setting of type from the deluxe, with a smaller type area and the illustrations mostly reduced in size. The colour plates are printed within a cream border directly on white paper rather than mounted,... Learn More
    £600

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  43. 116066
    First printing of the celebrated Ibarra edition. Printed for La Real Academia Española (the Spanish Royal Academy) by Joaquín Ibarra y Marín, this edition was intended to be a supreme example of Spanish craftsmanship lavished on the nation's greatest literary work. This edition excels in beauty of type, design, paper,... Learn More
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  44. 121219
    First edition with Falké's illustrations, limited issue, number 18 of 25 copies printed on japon with the illustrations in three states; in colour on japon and papier de Hollande, and in black on papier de chine. There was total of run 1,076. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book were first published in French in 1899.... Learn More
    £850

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  45. In English Homes.
    First edition of the third volume, second of the second, and third of the first (which was first published in 1904). A handsomely bound set featuring the great historic estates of England. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 115351

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  46. The Miscellaneous Works.
    Appealingly bound set of Goldsmith's writings. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107427

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  47. 1
    Mixed editions of Smollett's translation of Lesage's novel. Volume I published by Cooke and Volumes II-IV by Sharpe. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 94814

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  48. The Works.
    A nicely bound set of the works of John Bunyan. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 90739

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  49. 93068
    An attractive example of the work of the fore-edge artist John T. Beer (1826?-1900), a successful Merseyside clothier and book collector, who turned to fore-edge painting in his retirement, producing more than 200 fore-edge paintings and painted bindings between 1884 and 1900. Beer used books from his own collection and... Learn More
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  50. 118706
    First edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £250

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  51. 127143detail
    First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in attractive matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics, alongside forays into essays and fiction, with several volumes of his collected speeches also published. He received... Learn More
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  52. 127332detail
    An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More
    £1,750

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  53. 122691detail
    Limited edition, number 63 of 500 sets printed on Holland paper, translated into English by Alexandre Baillot and with two volumes of biography by Alfred Barbou (1846-1907). Learn More
    £5,000

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  54. 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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  55. 115799
    First trade edition. Learn More
    £375

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  56. 126866comp
    Signed limited edition, each one of 200 copies (volume I number 62; volume II number 32) signed by Dobson in pencil on the portrait frontispiece. This work is the result of collaboration between the Guild of Women Binders and colourist Gloria Cardew, with the frontispiece and plates hand-coloured by Cardew. Although Cardew... Learn More
    £2,250

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  57. 122571
    An attractively bound copy of Scott's poetical works. Learn More
    £225

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  58. 122081
    First English edition, first impression. The English edition contains 10 photographic plates not found in the Norwegian original. Learn More
    £1,375

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  59. 126574detail
    Limited edition, number 16 of 750 large paper copies, with a manuscript leaf by Hearn inlaid and bound in to volume I, and signed by his widow, Setsu Koizumi, on an inserted japon leaf, all as issued. The leaf is from one of the autobiographic papers found after Hearn's death, recording incidents from his early years. The... Learn More
    £4,250

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  60. 117635
    First authorized quarto edition and the sixth edition overall, preceded by a pirate Dublin edition the previous year and issued following Johnson's death in 1784. Learn More
    £1,850

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