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  1. 134637comp
    First Maxwell edition, signed by Kipling on the limitation page, one of 500 unnumbered large paper copies. Learn More
    £750

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  2. 113690
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 113690

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  3. 134398comp
    Signed limited edition, number 488 of 750 copies signed by Dulac. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 134398

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  4. 134394comp
    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 706 of 751 copies signed by the author and illustrator, handsomely bound. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915 and Maugham contributed a new foreword for this illustrated edition. Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948) "was a draughtsmen, painter and etcher who was the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 134394

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  5. 132378comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author. Churchill has signed on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. My African Journey, based on his travels around British East Africa in the autumn... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 132378

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  6. 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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  7. 132739
    The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. This was issued by Doubleday as the counterpart to the Bombay Edition, published by Macmillan in London. A particularly attractive set, beautifully bound by the workshop of Henry Stikeman, one of the leading American binders... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 132739

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  8. 122160comp
    Signed limited edition, number 571 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 122160

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  9. 114031comp
    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 114031

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  10. 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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  11. 129963detail
    The Atlantic Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of which this is number 432, and with new prefaces written especially for this edition by the author. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £12,000

    Stock Code: 129963

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  12. 131140

    The Works.

    Garden City: 1920

    The Sun-Dial Edition, number 35 of 735 sets signed by the author in the first volume. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 131140

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  13. 131649comp
    Signed limited edition, number 68 of 460 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's "illustrations to Poe's Tales have a sharp edge of true horror, a re-emergent strain from the earlier Grimm and Wagner subjects" (ODNB). Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 131649

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  14. 117196
    First edition, first impression of the author's most influential work. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognized... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 117196

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  15. 130163comp
    Signed limited edition, number 7 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 130163

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  16. 130162comp
    Signed limited edition, number 507 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130162

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  17. 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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  18. 130081
    The Bombay Edition, first issue one of the original 1,050 sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 25 volumes and limited to 1,050 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, with the later 6 volumes unsigned, and limited... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 130081

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  19. 122166comp
    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 122166

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  20. 130025comp
    Signed limited edition, with a fine initialled original watercolour by Lawrence. Number 55 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams's first novel, signed by both the author and illustrator. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 130025

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  21. The Wind in the Willows.
    Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated.... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 107331

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  22. 129485detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 75 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. This set with a highly appealing provenance: from the library of the eminent Kipling collector Rear Admiral Lloyd H. Chandler (1869-1947), with his and his wife Agatha's joint ownership inscription to a preliminary... Learn More
    £19,750

    Stock Code: 129485

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  23. 129483detail

    The Works.

    London: 1924-7

    Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 129483

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    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... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 121630

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  25. 126368detail
    The Signed limited edition, number 376 of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume I. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126368

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  26. 122097comp
    Signed limited edition, number 1077 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 122097

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  27. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110543

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  28. 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

    Stock Code: 126866

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  29. 126105comp
    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...... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 126105

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  30. 114279comp
    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 203 of 751 numbered copies signed by the artist and the author. Maugham wrote a new foreword for this edition of his autobiographical masterpiece. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 114279

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    Signed limited edition, number 149 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham. Susan Lambert noted that, compared to Rackham, Dulac 'made... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 107330

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  32. 125428comp
    Signed limited edition, number 78 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. The present work gathers classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen, including the Snow Queen and the Tinder Box, all of which provide good subject matter for Kay Nielsen, one of the greatest illustrators of his time. Variant cover designs were issued... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 125428

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  33. 116615comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front fly-leaf. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 116615

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  34. The Writings.

    The Writings.

    Boston and New York: 1909-12

    "Autograph edition"; number 184 (throughout) of 750 copies, with, instead of the signed leaf that is tipped in in some copies, three leaves of original manuscript tipped in to the front of volumes 8, 11 and 12 (presumably in the volumes containing the stories to which they appertain). Learn More
    £900

    Stock Code: 84557

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  35. 61468comp
    Signed limited edition, number 166 of 1030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 61468

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  36. 117183comp
    Signed limited edition, number 288 out of 500 copies signed by the artist. The Romance of King Arthur was a wartime book, commissioned to reflect the nations' mood of patriotism and military endeavour. In preparing for the commission, Rackham turned to his own copy of Beardsley's Morte D'Arthur. Like Beardsley's illustrations... Learn More
    £2,950

    Stock Code: 117183

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  37. 111745comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author together with an original drawing on the verso of the original front free endpaper, "For Daisie Ford Wright with kindest regards Dr. Seuss". An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 111745

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  38. i1
    The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 115614

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  39. 115169comp
    Signed limited edition, number 302 of 750 copies signed by the artist. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 115169

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  40. 105784detail
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 105784

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  41. 118578comp
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton." The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 118578

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  42. 119612detail
    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 119612

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  43. 110585comp
    Signed limited edition, number 118 of 520 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 110585

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  44. 119930
    The Avondale edition, limited to 770 signed sets of which this is number 374. This set has the author's signature tipped in at the bottom of the foreword in volume 1. A particularly handsome set covering the first 25 years of American twentieth century history. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 119930

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  45. 118680detail
    The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper,... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 118680

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  46. 114690detail
    The Standard Edition. Number 63 of 750 sets signed by the publishers. Volume 13 contains the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers in 1919 by Raymond M. Weaver, the author's first biographer. Extremely scarce in such a handsome contemporary binding. Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 114690

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  47. 117778detail

    The Writings.

    Hartford, Conn.,: 1901-7

    The Riverdale limited edition, number 333 of 625 sets only. The set was originally published in 22 volumes; volume 23 was added in 1903 and volumes 24 and 25 were added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907. A particularly lavish set. Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 117778

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  48. White Hyacinths.

    White Hyacinths.

    East Aurora, Eric County, New York: 1907

    First edition, first printing, number 179 of 207 copies, signed by Hubbard on the limitation leaf, and printed on japon. With the very scarce original box. The epigraph, and by extension the title, is taken from the famous saying of Mohammed, "If I had but two leaves of bread I would sell one of them to buy White Hyacinths... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115385

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  49. Smithsonian Scientific Series.
    Signed limited edition, one of 875 sets signed by C. G. Abbot and especially prepared for the patrons of the Smithsonian. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115175

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  50. Four Quartets.

    Four Quartets.

    New York: [c.1945]

    Inscribed by the author on the title page "Inscribed for Allen Hawkridge by T. S. Eliot 7. vi. 47." The four poems which make up Four Quartets ("Burnt Norton", "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages" and "Little Gidding") were published separately between 1940 and 1941; this is a later printing of the first collected edition, which... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 114849

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  51. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
    Signed limited edition, number 588 of 1,130 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111922

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  52. The Life and Writings.
    De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the editor, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 110541

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  53. 108169comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 108169

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  54. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,
    Limited deluxe edition, number 44 of 75 copies signed by the author, Volume 2 comprising The Halford Dry Fly Patterns, with 33 actual specimens of dry flies in 9 sunken mounts. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 111941

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  55. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 111720

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  56. Prometheus' Daughter.
    First and only edition, inscribed "To Baron & Baroness Brantsen, o. d. Zyss, With kindest remembrances and best wishes from the author's wife. Christmas 1868, Richmond House" on the initial blank. Sir James Abbott (1807-1896) was an army officer and colonial administrator best remembered for his success in pacifying the... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 111566

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  57. Flying Colours.
    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

    Stock Code: 106985

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  58. Beau Geste.
    First illustrated and first de luxe edition, number 665 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 (there is a hint of Ronald Coleman about McKie's depiction of the hero). Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 106642

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  59. The Sound I Saw.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by DeCarava to civil rights attorney Elizabeth Fink on the verso of the title page: "To Liz, Roy DeCarava". Presenting numerous photographs by DeCarava together with his own poetry, The Sound I Saw originated back in the 1960s when the photographer first designed, wrote, and hand-bound... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 108465

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  60. The Complete Writings.
    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 107494

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