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Bindings and library sets of rare books from Peter Harrington. From children's books to ancient literature, you'll find first editions, fine bindings and autographed sets across hundreds of authors.


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  1. 38828
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 38828

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

    Stock Code: 46104

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

    Stock Code: 126125

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

    Stock Code: 37511

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  5. 33021
    New and Revised Edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33021

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

    Stock Code: 90739

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  7. 76369
    First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 76369

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  8. 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
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 93068

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  9. 80699
    First edition, first printing. An impressive and "indispensable" collection (Langworth) of Churchill's oratory, comprising some 9,000 pages of printed text. A team of researchers combed public records and newspapers to find every public address made by Churchill, but they fell short of completeness, as some of Churchill's... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 80699

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  10. 35302
    First editions of the last three volumes. The bibliography of editions of Pope's Works produced during the last few years of his life is complex, as were Pope's dealings with publishers and the various small amendments made as the volumes went through the press. Dodsley and Cooper were the main publishers who handled this... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 35302

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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. 77734
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 77734

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

    Stock Code: 40090

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  14. 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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  15. 51578detail

    The Novels.

    Edinburgh: 1911-12

    The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 51578

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  16. 28033
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 28033

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  17. 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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  18. 71181detail
    The Thornton Edition. A very handsomely bound set of the Brontë's novels illustrated with photographs of places associated with the sisters. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 71181

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  19. 119434
    A complete set of this well known collected edition, with three stories per volume. It includes all published crime novels up to 1970. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 119434

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  20. 99339
    Attractively bound copy of Smedley's novel, which was originally published in monthly instalments between 1851 and 1852. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 99339

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  21. 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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  22. i1
    The Thornton Edition. A fine edition, attractive and very readable. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 22838

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  23. 87219
    Second edition, first published 1807-8. "The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). Howitt "is first recorded as having a property at Chigwell, in Essex, and living as a gentleman of meansa keen sportsman, hunter, rider, and angler. A self-taught artist, he turned professional when financial difficulties... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 87219

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    The Works.

    New York: 1922-36

    The Manaton Edition. Limited to 780 sets signed by the author of which this is number 441. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 38696

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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. 87817
    From the library of the American writer and critic Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), with his ownership inscription to the divisional title of Part I: "Edward Dahlberg, September 9 1926, Paris, France". Dahlberg's first novel, Bottom Dogs, was published in 1929 with an introduction by D. H. Lawrence and "was considered a good... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 87817

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  27. 80199
    First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 80199

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  28. The Works. In Prose and Verse with Preface and Notes.
    The Anniversary edition. Limited to 1250 sets of which this is number 146. This edition was issued as a celebration of Hardy's 80th year. Unusual in a contemporary binding. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 17846

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  29. The Holy Bible.

    The Holy Bible.

    London and New York: c.1957

    Fourth Collins edition. A handsomely bound copy of The Bible. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 97102

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  30. Système Social,
    Early edition of the atheist and materialist philosopher's treatise in which he develops his concept of "ethocracy", or a just state whose main purpose is the general welfare. Holbach's theory of ethocracy "is presented in several works published during the 1770's, La politique naturelle (Natural Politics, 1773), Système... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 113008

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  31. 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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  32. 117371detail
    All first editions, except Swallows and Amazons which is the first illustrated edition. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 117371

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 116951
    First edition in a fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 116951

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  36. 116294
    First edition of this anthology (misspelt "anathology" on the spine label) which features the works of Derzhavin, Batiushkov, Lomonosov, Zhukovsky, Karamsin, Dmitriev, Krilov, Khemnitzer, Bobrov, Bogdanovich, Davidov, Kostrov, and Neledinsky Meletzky, as well as national songs. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 116294

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  37. The Works
    The Tamerlane edition. Number 239 of 300 sets, printed on Ruisdael handmade paper. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115945

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  38. Ben Jonson.
    Symonds's appreciation of the playwright Ben Jonson, an early edition handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf with the original cloth preserved at the rear. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114531

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  39. 110771
    First edition, first impression, with a rule underneath the word "contents" on the contents page. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110771

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  40. 110769
    First edition, first impression, of Stevenson's comedy of manners, the first of two novels set in the South Seas and written in collaboration with his stepson, the second being The Ebb-Tide (1894). "As for The Wrecker, it 's a machine, you know - don't expect aught else - a machine, and a police machine; but I believe the... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110769

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  41. 110782
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110782

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  42. 110780
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110780

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    First editions, extremely uncommon. OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated,... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 112236

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  44. Masterman Ready; or, The Wreck of the Pacific.
    An appealing illustrated edition of the first of Marryat's books for children, originally published in 1841; this copy in an attractive period prize binding. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 106729

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  45. En Route.
    Number 478 of a limited edition of 980 numbered copies. En Route was first published in 1895 and is the second of Huysmans's books to feature the character of Durtal, who had first appeared in La-Bas (1891). A handsome copy of this attractive edition, with Malo Renault's striking designs. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 105740

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  46. "The Old Testament written in Short-hand by Richard Horsley Woods."
    £200

    Stock Code: 104740

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  47. Lavengro.
    Pocket edition. An attractively bound copy of Lavengro which was published in 1851. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 102938

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  48. The Story of the Life of George Stephenson;
    An attractively bound copy of Smiles's popular biography, first published in 1857. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 101775

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  49. Poems.
    A choicely bound copy. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 101683

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  50. The Works of.
    First edition edited by "Barry Cornwall", pseudonym of the poet and lawyer Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874). Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 101711

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  51. Thomson's Poetical Works.
    First edition edited by the Scottish writer and churchman George Gilfillan (1813-1878). This copy was given as an Eton leaving present in 1862 and is inscribed on a preliminary blank: "William Thomas Trench, with the best wishes of Adelbert Cecil Talbot". Trench would appear to be the future Earl of Clancarty and Talbot... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 101737

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  52. A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;
    First edition, a superior copy in red morocco, with the bookplate of John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury. Fisher was "a highly cultured prelate, a generous patron of both authors and artists, and a capable sketcher; he was chaplain to the Royal Academy in 1807 and helped to set up the British Institution the previous year.... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 100333

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  53. The Complete Works,
    £65

    Stock Code: 98536

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  54. .
    "Hand-Made Edition". Deluxe limited edition, number 140 of 150 sets only. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 96878

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  55. 1
    First published in 1894. A most attractive copy of "the most extensive critical commentary on Tennyson's poetry written in the late nineteenth century" (Laurence W. Mazzeno, Alfred Tennyson: the Critical Legacy, p. 39). Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 98515

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    First edition thus, Rackham's illustrated edition of Barham's Ingoldsby Legends, revised and largely redrawn from the original 1898 edition, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour" (Rackham's Prefatory Note).... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 97477

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  57. Quo Vadis.
    First published in 1896 and perhaps best known through its later incarnation as a Hollywood sword-and-sandals epic (1951). Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 97092

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  58. When We Were Very Young.
    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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 96008

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  59. The Writings.
    A handsomely bound set which includes a comprehensive introduction to his works by Albert Henry Smyth covering Franklin's manuscripts, printed editions, works, philosophical, political and economical works, satires and bagatelles, and his correspondence. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 96403

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  60. Hymns and Fragments,
    Attractively bound and richly gilt copy of this collection of Christian poetry. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 94717

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