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  1. South African War Books.
    HACKETT, R. G. South African War Books.

    London : 1994

    First edition, first impression, one of the specially bound deluxe copies of this essential reference on South African War books. One of 1200 copies printed only. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 118116

  2. Bentley: The Vintage Years.
    HAY, Michael. Bentley: The Vintage Years.

    London : 1986

    First edition, deluxe issue, out of series from a stated limitation of 200 copies so bound, alongside the regular trade issue in cloth. A lavish and comprehensive overview of Bentley cars in the period 1919 to 1931. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 135845

  3. Siddhartha.
    HESSE, Hermann. Siddhartha.

    Berlin : 1922

    First edition, first printing, with "Erste bis Sechste Auflage" on the copyright page, publisher's deluxe vellum-backed issue, with a paper-backed issue also produced, either contemporaneously or slightly later. Hesse's landmark novel of spiritual discovery, Siddharta's presentation of Buddhism and the struggle for enlightenment would go on to have... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 125332

  4. The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
    HOBSON, Robert Lockhart. The Later Ceramic Wares of China.

    London : 1925

    First edition, deluxe issue, number 135 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, and containing a suite of five extra plates not found in the trade issue ("ordinary edition"). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. This work was... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 121474

  5. Early American Trade Cards,
    JENNY, Adele. Early American Trade Cards,

    New York : 1927

    First edition, deluxe issue of 50 copies printed on rag-paper and specially bound, this copy inscribed by Landauer on the front free endpaper in pencil. A selective catalogue of trade cards from the famous Landauer collection, which is reputed to have numbered over 100,000 individual specimens, and which the owner eventually donated to the New York... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 105746

  6. Enrico Caruso.
    KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.

    Boston : 1922

    First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
    Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132883

  7. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126105

  8. The Blue Fairy Book.
    LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Blue Fairy Book.

    London : 1889

    First edition, large paper copy, number 13 of 113 copies, the deluxe limited issue of the first in Lang's series of "coloured" fairy books, which continued through to The Lilac Fairy Book in 1910. Only four of the titles (Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow) from the series of 12 were issued in this deluxe format. The Blue Fairy Book was immediately successful,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132247

  9. Water Colour Book.
    LINDSAY, Norman. Water Colour Book.

    Sydney : 1939

    First edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 65 of 120 copies signed by the artist. Best-known for his sometimes-controversial nude paintings, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125013

  10. The Autobiography.
    MAJOR, John. The Autobiography.

    London : 1999

    Signed limited edition, number 43 of 126 copies signed by John Major, being his memoir of his life and service as British prime minister from 1990 to 1997. A handsome volume, the Tory-blue morocco binding matches the signed limited edition of Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial autobiography, but with an edition limitation half the size; future prime... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141595

  11. Playback.
    MARTIN, George. Playback.

    Guildford : 2002

    Signed limited edition, number 225 of 2,000 copies signed by George Martin, the record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician best known for his work with the Beatles. This is one of 250 deluxe copies and includes a six-CD box set produced and signed by Martin. Also included are two pieces of sheet music by Martin, "The... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 136080

  12. No Country for Old Men.
    McCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men.

    New Orleans : 2005

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 67 of 75 copies signed by the author and issued in a deluxe binding. The book was the basis for the 2007 film of the same name, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139660

  13. 141655
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, the scarce extra-deluxe issue in the publisher's morocco binding, in bright and attractive condition. This binding was produced in very small numbers following the success of the deluxe calf editions.
    Milne began planning this, his final Pooh book, in 1927. It was the first work to feature "Tigger", who would become... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141655

  14. Now We Are Six.
    MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, one of 1,500 copies bound in green leather. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 138627

  15. Now We Are Six.
    MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue. Now We Are Six was printed in an edition of 50,000 copies, of which 5,000 were bound in leather by the Ship Binding Company: 1,500 in blue, 1,500 in green, and 2,000 in the present red. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136060

  16. Now We Are Six.
    MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue. Now We Are Six was printed in an edition of 50,000 copies, of which 5,000 were bound in leather by the Ship Binding Company: 1,500 in blue, 1,500 in green, and 2,000 in the present red. The issue is rarely found with the glassine dust jacket and the publisher's box preserved; this copy also includes the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 127828

  17. When We Were Very Young.
    MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.

    London : July 1925

    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. 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 for an adult readership, which was published in Vanity Fair... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 112308

  18. When We Were Very Young.
    MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.

    London : July 1925

    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings. 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... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 96008

  19. Pictures of Horses and English Life.
    MUNNINGS, Sir Alfred. Pictures of Horses and English Life.

    London : 1927

    Signed limited edition, number 220 of 250 copies signed by the author; a lavish monograph produced when Munnings was at the height of his fame.
    "His horse studies always reflected, over that of other equestrian painters, his unparalleled love and understanding of the animals' characters" (ODNB). "His splendid studies of rough cobs and gipsy lads,... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 141706

  20. Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
    POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

    London : 1919

    First Clarke edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 106 of 170 copies signed by the illustrator and specially bound in full vellum. Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was a leading figure in the Irish arts and crafts movement, particularly noted for his work as a stained-glass artist. This book, with Clarke's imaginings of Poe's macabre Tales, was the first... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 137514

  21. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

    London and New York : [1907]

    First deluxe issue with the new illustrations. In the autumn of 1907 a new set of blocks were made, two of the illustrations on pages 68 & 81 were redrawn; the characters are enlarged with less of the background showing. These blocks were used for six or seven years, after which the old ones were again used. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 121247

  22. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    London : 1909

    First edition, deluxe issue. These deluxe bindings were based on a design by Beatrix Potter and originally sold at 1/6- rather than the standard copies at 1/-. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 134952

  23. The Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

    London and New York : 1903

    First trade edition, first impression, deluxe issue in the publisher's flower patterned cloth. This published edition was preceded by the author's privately printed edition of 500 copies, issued in December 1902. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 121242

  24. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

    London : 1904

    First edition, deluxe issue, first impression. As in the trade issue this copy has the following first impression variants on page 15: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward). Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 121248

  25. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First edition, deluxe issue. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 121243

  26. The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

    London : 1904

    First edition, deluxe issue, in brown cloth. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121244

  27. The Pie and the Patty-Pan.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Pie and the Patty-Pan.

    London and New York : 1905

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 2s., double the price of the standard binding of paper-covered boards. The Mildred Greenhill-Bradley Martin copy, with their respective bookplates to front pastedown and endpaper. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130135

  28. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    London : 1909

    First edition, deluxe issue, one of two indistinguishable printings in July and October 1909. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 1s. 6d. rather than 1s. for the standard binding of paper-covered boards. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130134

  29. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.

    London : 1906

    First edition, deluxe issue. The first and second impressions, printed in July and September 1906, are indistinguishable. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 1s. 6d. rather than 1s. for the standard binding of paper-covered boards. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130133

  30. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First edition, deluxe issue. The first and second impressions, printed in September and November 1905, are indistinguishable. The deluxe cloth binding was issued at 1s. 6d. rather than 1s. for the standard binding of paper-covered boards; both blue and brown cloth was used without priority. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130132

  31. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

    London : 1903

    First trade edition, deluxe issue binding, third impression with the words "Author of the Tale of Peter Rabbit" on the title page. Only this work and The Tailor of Gloucester were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin was first... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 130131

  32. The Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

    London : 1903

    First trade edition, deluxe issue in art fabric, first issue with single-page endpapers. Only this work and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The Tailor of Gloucester was first printed privately in 1902, with the author... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 130129

  33. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

    London and New York : 1903

    First trade edition, deluxe issue binding. Only this work and The Tailor of Gloucester were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The art fabric binding, which Potter referred to as "a flowered lavender chintz, very pretty" has vellum labels used for the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 125111

  34. The Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

    London : 1903

    First trade edition, deluxe issue in art fabric, first issue with single-page endpapers. Only this work and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The art fabric binding, which Potter referred to as "a flowered lavender... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 118305

  35. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    London : 1909

    First edition, deluxe issue. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 118304

  36. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.

    London : 1910

    First edition, deluxe issue. The first two impressions are indistinguishable. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 110566

  37. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

    London : 1911

    First edition, deluxe issue, in red cloth. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 109492

  38. The Tale of Tom Kitten.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Tom Kitten.

    London : 1907

    First edition, deluxe issue. One of the scarcest deluxe editions, with just one copy of this first issue appearing at auction since 1975. Later issues have later endpapers. Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 109481

  39. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

    London : 1911

    First edition, deluxe issue. From the library of Winifred Warne, the niece of Norman Warne. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 109479

  40. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

    London : [1902]

    First trade edition, deluxe issue. It is believed to be one of 2,000 copies issued in cloth from the first 8,000; there were two colours for the deluxe issue, yellow and green. Regular copies were issued in printed boards. With the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with "wept big tears" on p. 51 (the text reading "cried big tears" in the privately... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 109449

  41. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

    London : 1910

    Second deluxe issue, later printing, bound with the 1910 endpaper design. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 109442

  42. The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

    London : 1904

    First edition, deluxe issue, in red cloth. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 109282

  43. The Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, in an unrecorded morocco binding, apparently a publisher's binding, although not lettered as such. Bound in before the frontispiece is the extra illustration intended for the front cover label of regular copies. With the first impression points: the single endpaper occurring four times and the title page... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 109235

  44. Imaginary Letters.
    POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 133236

  45. Some British Ballads.
    RACKHAM, Arthur Some British Ballads.

    London : 1919

    Deluxe edition, number 39 of 575 numbered copies signed by Rackham. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 113107

  46. The Peter Pan Portfolio,
    RACKHAM, Arthur. The Peter Pan Portfolio,

    London : [1912]

    Deluxe extra-limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by the artist, bound in full vellum. According to Latimore & Haskell, although Rackham was supposed to sign all 100 copies, the artist confessed that he had signed only about 20 of them. Copies numbered... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 113284

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

    London : 1913

    Signed limited edition, number 729 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies, with an additional 30 copies reserved for presentation. In a reversion to the earliest style of Rackham's deluxe illustrated books, the plates are gathered at the end of the volume. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 113098

  48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

    London : 1999

    First deluxe edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. The first deluxe edition of Prisoner of Azkaban was issued simultaneously with the first trade edition in July 1999. This was the first deluxe edition of any of the Harry Potter books, with Bloomsbury capitalizing on the surging collector's and gift market for the... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 141695

  49. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Edition Deluxe.
    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Edition Deluxe.

    London : October 2003

    First Deluxe edition, first impression of the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 119580

  50. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Edition Deluxe.
    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Edition Deluxe.

    London : 2000

    First Deluxe edition, first impression. Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 36781

  51. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
    SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.

    London : 1843

    First edition in book form following issue in parts in 1840, one of six deluxe large paper copies. An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century" (McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, p. 66). Upon Henry Shaw's bankruptcy... Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 129144

  52. In Darkest Africa
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa

    New York : 1890

    First US edition, number 241 of 250 copies of the edition deluxe, signed by Stanley, and perhaps the grandest publication of the 19th century devoted to African exploration. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing,... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 140945

  53. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

    London : 1909

    First combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138093

  54. Miniatures.
    TURRELL, Charles. Miniatures.

    London : 1913

    Deluxe limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by Turrell. Artist Charles Turrell (1846-1932) cultivated a wealthy clientele, painting numerous portraits of the British royal family and aristocracy, and exhibited regularly in London and New York. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 125305

  55. More Translations from the Chinese.
    WALEY, Arthur. More Translations from the Chinese.

    New York : 1919

    First and limited edition, deluxe issue, number 5 of 50 copies on Fabriano handmade paper. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 116479

  56. The Works.
    WELLS, H. G. The Works.

    New York : 1924

    The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 121630

  57. De Profundis.
    WILDE, Oscar. De Profundis.

    London : 1905

    First edition, one of 200 copies of the deluxe issue on handmade paper and specially bound, this being a particularly scarce presentation copy from Robert Ross with his compliments slip laid in.
    De Profundis was the only literary work Wilde produced during his two years in Reading Gaol (1895-97), being eventually published five years after his death... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 140889

  58. [The Works.]
    WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]

    London : 1907

    The Uniform edition, normally bound in cloth and limited to 800 sets, within which is the Florentine edition in deluxe binding, of which this is number 75 of 450 copies only. Of particular note are the four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley for Salomé. In 1894, Beardsley designed and submitted several illustrations for the British edition... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138602

  59. Beau Geste.
    WREN, Percival Christopher. Beau Geste.

    London : 1927

    First illustrated and first deluxe edition, number 729 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. Beau Geste was originally published in 1924 and it is no coincidence that this edition followed the success of the silent film version of 1926. The book is rarely found with the dust jacket preserved. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 127427

  60. The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.
    YEATS, W. B. The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.

    London : 1908

    First collected edition, one of 250 first issues sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the Chapman & Hall imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats himself was proud of it, remarking,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 114925

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