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  1. A Maggot.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Dr Philip Murray of Sligo, with my best wishes, John Fowles, Lyme Regis, 6.ii.86". Learn More
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    Stock Code: 113514

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    The document appoints Carl Proegler an Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, effective from October 4, 1862, signed in full by Lincoln and Stanton. This appointment was made four months before the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr Proegler (1837-1907) was born in Cologne and educated at Erlangen, Würzburg, and Berlin, graduating from... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 90344

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    First edition, first impression of a rare children's book by the author of Cold Comfort Farm. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Stella Gibbons, Nov. 18 1936". We know of no other copy in private hands, and OCLC locates only 11 in institutions. A lovely copy in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 70376

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  4. The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme.
    Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled with a huge weekly overhead of 25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada,... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 81997

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    First edition, first impression, of Lagerlöf's debut novel, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her Danish translators Ida Falbe-Hansen and her partner Elisabeth Grundtvig on the front flyleaf of Volume I: "Frkr Falbe Hansen och Grundtvig med tacksamhet och tillgifvenhet, från förf", with their pencil marginalia... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 103054

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    Alcina in Venice, worked with Adams in 1979 while he filmed the television documentary, Joan...">

    First edition, third impression (first 1980). Inscribed by Sutherland on the title page, "To Den, best wishes, Joan Sutherland". Sutherland, who became known as "La Stupenda" following her performance of Handel's Alcina in Venice, worked with Adams in 1979 while he filmed the television documentary, Joan... Learn More

    £250

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    First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot,... Learn More
    £12,500

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "For Harry Zohn, cordially, Cambridge, April 6, 1967". This is the German-born Jewish political theorist's first commercially published book which she began writing in the late 1920s, translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. It was... Learn More
    £4,250

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham on the half-title, "Best wishes, Martha Graham". This retrospective of the explosive first decade in the career of dancer Martha Graham (1894-1991) was designed and edited by Merle Armitage and published in an edition of 1,000 copies. Martha Graham has been described as... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 117237

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    First trade edition, service de presse copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Raymond Federman avec amitîé Hélène Cixous". The recipient was French-American novelist, essayist and Beckett critic Raymond Federman (1928-2009), who edited a number of Cixous's critical essays on Beckett.... Learn More
    £650

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  11. Tapping the White Cane of Solitude.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Additionally inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Pete, wherever you are, whoever, FW" and signed by the author over his printed name. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 77764

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  12. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to E. M. Forster, inscribed by the author to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper, "E.M., from D.H.L. Taos, 6 Nov 1922" and with Forster's "This book belongs to..." ticket. Forster and Lawrence met in 1915, when Forster visited Lawrence at Greatham, sharing "two hours... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 83380

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    First deluxe edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Mark, Happy 8th Birthday! With love from, Jo, (J. K. Rowling) (but really from Thomas, Daragh, Catriona, Deidre & Gerry!)". This title was the first of the deluxe editions to be published, and was issued simultaneously with the first... Learn More
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    First edition, published in French and German the following year. Firsthand account of the revolutions of 1917 by the head of the Provisional Government, this copy inscribed verso of the frontispiece "To the Association of Russian Advocates in France", dated Paris 1932. Early signatures of Kerensky are uncommon. Learn More
    £2,750

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  15. 32546
    First Edition, Offprinted. One of about 50 copies. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "For Bobbie Gafford who sat through it in Birmingham Eudora Welty". The recipient was Charlotte Gafford the Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her nickname "Bobbie" seems universally... Learn More
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    Second edition. Inscibed on the front free endpaper by the photographer "To Florence Homolka, affectionately, Walker Evans, July 1962". Florence Meyer Homolka (1911-1962) was a successful portrait photographer and socialite; she died later the same year the book was inscribed. Learn More
    £2,400

    Stock Code: 48553

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  17. The Wanderings of Mumfie.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed,"For Mrs Macdonald, with love and gratitude for her extreme kindness to me. Katherine Tozer." Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 79399

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    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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  19. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Philip, love Roald Dahl." Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112959

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  20. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems... Learn More
    £275

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  21. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.
    First edition, first impression, one of 2,020 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper to the author Ralph Straus: "For Ralph Straus, whose gifts are almost an numerous as Corvo's, & who loves books as much as I do. Very cordially, from his friend A.J. Dec., 1934." A. J. A. Symons (1900-1941),... Learn More
    £475

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    First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by the photographer. One of the first colour photography books. Learn More
    £1,250

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  23. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.
    First edition, later printing ("4 bis 8 Tausend" on title page). Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Julian Huxley from the Author Nov 1927", in pencil in Huxley's hand (and another note, perhaps in his hand, on p. 330). A remarkable association copy, linking two key figures of evolutionary theory and developmental biology:... Learn More
    £750

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  24. Switch Bitch.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Learn More
    £750

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  25. His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book, "a wicked and witty satire about a man seduced by a chimpanzee" (ODNB). Presentation copy from the author to the Parisian bookseller and publisher Edward W. Titus, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Edward W. Titus with best wishes John Collier, Ashmansworth,... Learn More
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  26. 113775
    First edition of the first truly scholarly edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, presentation set inscribed by the editor Dr H. Oskar Sommer on the half title of the first volume, "To Mr Herbert Beerbohm Tree, with the author-editor's compliments and best wishes, H. Oscar Sommer" and again in the last volume (printed three... Learn More
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    Fourth edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title, "Aunt Fanny, with love from Ernest, Christmas 1924". Shepard was very close to his aunts; his mother had died when he was ten, after which his aunts helped to raise him, taking him and his siblings on many trips. Shepard... Learn More
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  28. 118335comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Jan & Colin, Love Roald 1979". The recipients were Jan and Colin Ross-Munro. Jan, an art historian who regularly lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, was a close friend of Dahl's second wife, Liccy. Learn More
    £1,250

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    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed to publisher Reginald J. Smith on the front free endpaper, "Reginald J. Smith, from the author, 1st December 1898". Smith was editor of The Cornhill magazine (in which Falkner subsequently published a story) and head of Smith Elder publishing house from 1894. This copy bears several... Learn More
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  30. The French Lieutenant's Woman.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "John Fowles, 1998." Learn More
    £875

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    First edition, first printing, number 795 from a total edition of 1,000 copies, one of 750 copies on vergé à barbes. Signed by Joyce on the blank before the half-title: "James Joyce, Paris, 26 February 1924". At this time Joyce was already at work on Finnegans Wake and on the previous day (25 February) had penned a postcard... Learn More
    £55,000

    Stock Code: 113181

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  32. Every Man's Brother.
    First edition, first impression. A copy inscribed by the author on the title: "To Ken and Mary/ With love- and a low moon from the land of my fathers- Norman/ and Ken, many thanks for all your invaluable help.". For Luigi Barzini, reading Lewis's prose was "like eating cherries". Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 115821

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    My Life.

    New York: 2004

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Clinton on the title page. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114322

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    First edition. This copy inscribed on the first blank; "Colonel John Hay with the compliments of the editor, J.F. Loubat, New York, May 31st 1887." Uncommon early yachting memoir, just 10 copies in the US listed on OCLC, and a single copy in Europe in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Loubat was the son of Alphonse... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 63989

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  35. A Road to Fairyland.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More
    £750

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  36. New Shoes.
    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With much love, the last of our combined operations, Noel 1960". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 111012

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    First edition thus, first impression. Elaborately inscribed by Peter Beard, with original ink drawings and his hand print, on the front free endpaper and inner wrapper: "To Larry with inestimables sic from Lake Rudolf and beyond hurry over. We wish you all Best Wishes as ever, Peter Beard". Additionally inscribed with a... Learn More
    £1,500

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    True first edition, copy number 1 of 225 copies on handmade paper signed by Ruskaja, this copy specially bound and additionally inscribed on the first blank, "A Benito Mussolini, ommagio di devozione e di infinita ammirazione, Jia Ruskaja, 11 Julio 1927, Roma". La danza come un modo di essere was republished the following... Learn More
    £6,750

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  39. The Changing Sky.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Ken & Mary with love from Norman". Learn More
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    First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number four. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,'... Learn More
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  41. 119671comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Kenith, from Quentin Crisp". This copy additionally with a signed newspaper clipping from John Bull dated 20 November 1948 tipped-in to the front pastedown, and a signed typescript letter dated 2 January 1976 tipped-in to the rear pastedown.... Learn More
    £425

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  42. 117176comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son on the front free endpaper, "C.R.M., with all my love. A.A.M." Shortly after the book's publication, Milne wrote a letter to St John Ervine on 4 August 1946: "Our boy is with us, and gets demobilized next week; after which he goes back... Learn More
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    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon... Learn More
    £2,500

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    First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "Sir Robert Baden-Powell from his sincere friend and admirer Sven Hedin, Stockholm Dec 16. 1912" on the front free endpaper. With Baden-Powell's bookplate and the stamp of the Boy Scouts Association to the front pastedown. A superb association... Learn More
    £950

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  46. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed verso of the front free endpaper, "P. Brown Esqre, M.D. with the kind regards of the Author", with Brown's ownership inscription to the title page. The son of a Newcastle seedsman, Belt (1832-1878) was educated at a private school conducted by by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 114155

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    [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;

    New York: 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989

    First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newberry Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled... Learn More
    £8,750

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    First and only edition. Presentation copy on large paper of this cornerstone of mountaineering literature, inscribed "With William Hawes sic compliments to effaced Louis Miéville" on the title page, extremely uncommon with the plate of comparative mountain heights and of Saussure's ascent: Neate implies that copies were... Learn More
    £7,500

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  49. 114997comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel." Learn More
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  50. 118288comp
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Elizabeth, this memory of her wonderful father, with love from Cecil Aspinall Oglander, Oct 1951" on the initial blank, with the publisher's printed compliments slip ("Sent at the author's request") laid in. Elizabeth has annotated two pages (8 and 441) in the... Learn More
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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the refrigeration scientist Mary Engle Pennington: "To Miss M. E. Pennington. 'I learned about - refrigeration - from her.' With the sincere regards of the author, Harrington Emerson, August 28th 1916". Emerson (1853-1931), an influential American business theorist,... Learn More
    £300

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    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
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    Presentation copies, inscribed from the author to the businessman Augustus Lowell, Walker's colleague at MT, with an additional leaflet publication of Walker's lecture on bimetallism laid in. An attractively bound set of three pioneering works by "the most widely known and esteemed American economist of his generation" (The... Learn More
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  54. 118218
    Scarce first edition, first impression, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to fellow social anthropologist and ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth on the half-titles, "A Raymond Firth, avec l'amitié de Claude Lévi Strauss" and "To Raymond Firth, with warmest regards, Claude Lévi Strauss". Anthropologie structurale... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 118218

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  55. Journal of a Cavalry Officer;
    First edition, this copy inscribed by the author to his son; "William Wellesley Humbley with the best love of his father, The Author, Cressener House, St. Neots, Jany. 10 1882". Extremely uncommon, just 8 copies on Copac, OCLC adds 4 more, all in North America. One of the most elusive, and sought after, accounts of campaigning... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 101656

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    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, "Greetings to Jacques Vallette, from Vernon March 1958". Jacques Vallette was a translator and reviewer of books in English for the French literary journal Mercure de France in a segment entitled Lettres anglo-saxonnes.... Learn More
    £250

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    First edition, sole printing, number 442 of 460 copies of this scarce Hemingway publication championing the art of Antonio Gattorno (1904-1980). Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Juan Jose Sicre: "Para J. J. Sicre, su amigo, Gattorno, Santa Amalia 15/6/1935". Juan José Sicre (1898-1974) was a Cuban sculptor and... Learn More
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    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To F. L. Megson, Recalling old friends & 'Rather long ago', C. J. Wilson" on the front free endpaper. Wilson was regimental medical officer in the EAMR. The recipient was soldier and colonial administrator Forrest Loudon Megson (1894-1977): sometime executive officer... Learn More
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  59. 118207
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Lucia and Monty, with warm regards from Hao". This is the logician, philosopher, and mathematician's second book, which comprises a collection of introductory papers on a variety of topics, including the axiomatic method,... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 118207

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    First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket, and inscribed by the author, "To my friend George Roberts, most grateful for his assistance & encouragement, from the author, Albert G. Stern, Feb. 1920". "Several important books have been written on tanks, but this work of Sir Albert Stern's is unlikely to be... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 120861

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