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  1. 1
    First edition of the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, with its famous opening line: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". This copy, as often, has the five-line errata, the second state, though it is known that copies with both states of the errata leaf were prepared before publication date and there... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 112479

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  2. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 114866

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  3. .
    Later printing. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or 1928" (Thwaite p.... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 106101

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  4. Christkindleins Wiegenlied.
    First edition, number 93 of 250 copies only on handmade paper. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110005

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  5. In Full Cry.
    First edition, first impression. Scarce with the jacket. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 107118

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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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  7. The Winter of Artifice.
    First edition, first impression, of Nin's second published book. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 107054

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  8. Hope and Suffering.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on Christmas Day 1984, just a few weeks after he was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning against apartheid in South Africa: "To Donald Cooke, God bless you. Thank you for your concern & support, Desmond Tutu, 25 Dec 84" (front... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 107053

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  9. Tennis.

    Tennis.

    New York & London: 1928

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed for - Douglas Grant - Helen Wills, October 27, 1928". Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 110172

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  10. Three Exhibitions.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "To John, all the best, Glenn Brown". Three exhibitions is a richly illustrated overview of Glenn Brown's exhibitions at the Gagosian's New York and London galleries in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106601

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  11. Praha panoramatická.
    First edition, first printing. Sudek's most famous book, this volume collects 284 beautiful panoramic views of Prague. "No photographer, save possibly Atget, was so devoted to the task of portraying a city, and with such stunning results, as Sudek" (Sawyer, Creative Camera, No. 190, April 1980). Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 110178

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  12. The Oxford Book of French Verse.
    A handsomely bound copy. Lucas's anthology was originally published in 1907, with poetry by Rimbaud, Hugo, La Fontaine, Lamartine, the major 17th-century dramatists and many more. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 107493

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  13. Anatole and the Poodle.
    First edition, first printing. The "Mouse Magnifique" (most probably a relation of Ratatouille's Remy) solves a crime mystery with the help of a French poodle. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107277

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  14. Dictionary of Jazz.
    First UK edition, first impression. "Every musician that is important, his life is right in the book. And there are lots of important foreign jazz musicians in it too, like Humphrey Lyttleton from England, Claude Luter and Django Rheinhardt from France. And Parnassié got them all in whether or not he likes them. That's... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 107256

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  15. Another Roadside Attraction.
    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To James O'Roark, with those things that make the heat of life hottest. Onward, upward, backward, sideways and forever,Tom Robbins". Another Roadside Attraction, Robbins's first novel was first published in the US in 1972. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107115

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  16. Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes.
    First edition, first impression. Edward Ardizzone wrote the story of an unlikely friendship between a little girl and an old man at the request of his young daughter. A lovely copy of the second picture book Ardizzone wrote and illustrated himself. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £925

    Stock Code: 105323

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  17. Sophocles the Hyena.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent, Carlton Cole, "who expertly piloted this book thru perilous publishers shoals and brought it safely into port with crew and cargo intact. This despite hazards on the high seas of book-commerce which would have scuttled any ordinary... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 107018

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  18. 104563
    First edition, first printing of the first Hardy Boys title, long considered one of the holy grails of American children's book collecting. Developed by the American publisher Edward Stratemeyer, The Hardy Boys books were one part of a range of juvenile detective fiction released by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. This copy is... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 104563

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  19. Christmas Card.
    Number 10 (X) of 50 cards, numbered and signed by Steadman, who designed the card, and signed by Adrian Harris, who composed the poem. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103961

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  20. The Pin-Up. A Modest History.
    First edition, first printing. Review copy, with press releases laid-in, anticipating some backlash against the publication: "In an age when women's lib posters loudly proclaim "Women Are Not Chicks", how does a publisher get away with putting out a lavishly illustrated book called The Pin-Up: A Modest History. Answer: he... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 103523

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  21. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front endpaper, "For Taddy, best wishes, Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 105976

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  22. Still Life with Raspberry or The Bumper Book of Steadman.
    First edition, first impression. A unique and stunning copy, with the jacket customised by Steadman, who was clearly not an admirer of the typography on the original jacket. Steadman has rebacked the jacket with cream card, removed the lower and upper portion of the front panel to redesign title and his signature, and added... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 103814

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  23. Little.com — mouse mat.
    A charming piece of Steadman ephemera. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 104244

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  24. Nellie Come Home; New World for Nellie [US title; with duplicate copy].
    First editions, first impressions, published simultaneously in the UK and the US. With a presentation inscription by the author to his US publisher, Margaret McElderry, on the front free endpaper of New World for Nellie: "For Margaret, without whom it would not (repeat not) have even got onto the paper! With my best wishes,... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 101848

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  25. .
    Signed limited edition, number 86 of 110 copies signed by the illustrator Errol Le Cain, the calligrapher David A. Howells, and the paper maker Philip H. Rowson. The contrast of Le Cain's boldly colourful illustrations with the delicate quality of the pressed seaweed peppered throughout the text lends itself particularly... Learn More
    £2,450

    Stock Code: 99434

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  26. .
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 100625

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  27. Remember Me.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 100372

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  28. The World is Round.
    First edition, first printing. Stein's first book for Children. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 99851

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  29. The Ingoldsby Legends.
    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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  30. Snow Before Christmas.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 99286

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  31. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 97200

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  32. Image1
    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. This copy with the Caldecott and Newbery Awards banquet program and the acceptances speeches on cassette tape. A young adult novel set in 12th century Korea. A scarce title in the Newbery collecting field. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 96016

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  33. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes".
    First editions, first printings. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Harry Ruby, the songwriter of I Wanna Be Loved By You, performed by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 95771

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  34. 93931
    First UK edition, first printing, in English of this mystery thriller which formed the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and several film adaptations. In his day Leroux was considered "the foremost of the modern French writers of detective fiction." Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 93931

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  35. If Boticelli were an "Artist on the Spot". Hockey Match Between the Early Italian Schools (For Girls), Old Giorgornians v Cimabeauties, Off-Side in Rather a Bad Scrum.
    Signed in black pen lower right, "Charles Robinson, Me Fecitted" and titled below the image. Published in the Black and White magazine "Art Antics" 1911. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 89681

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  36. .
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. A romantic Christmas novel, later the basis for the 1947 film starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 93973

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  37. The World is Round.
    Limited edition of 400 copies. Also included are a balloon and The World is Not Flat, "A square companion volume to the round edition of The World is Round, containing the publishing history of Gertrude Stein's book for children (and adults), with illustrations by Clement Hurd, as related by Edith Thatcher Hurd". Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 88139

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  38. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."
    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  39. The Sleeping Beauty.
    £450

    Stock Code: 86723

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  40. James Dean. A Biography.
    First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 82039

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  41. Love in a Cold Climate.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 79232

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  42. 74669
    First facsimile edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 526 numbered copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 74669

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  43. The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 3. The Print.
    First edition, first printing in this format, originally published 1950. Inscribed by the photographer "For Dave Gardmen! Better looking coming!!! Ansel Adams". Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 79198

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  44. 69210
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the previous year. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 69210

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  45. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
    First US edition, first impression. Originally published in London in the same year. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 62318

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  46. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 66581

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  47. 46290
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46290

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