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  1. 67843comp
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. The book was not published in England. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 67843

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  2. 62417
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 62417

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  3. 61604
    £50

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  4. 60122
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £260

    Stock Code: 60122

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  5. 68779comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Thorndike on the front free endpaper, "To my darlings Laura & Joan with much love, Sybil", and below that by the author, "and warm thanks from Elizabeth Sprigg, October 1971". Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 68779

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  6. 59457
    £45

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  7. 63580comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed on the front blank by Cobden-Sanderson, additionally inscribed by prominent American rare book dealer and Arts & Crafts connoisseur Alice Millard, "To dear Florence V. V. Wickey in memory of a happy visit to Hammersmith, in May, 1921, Alice Millard. May 21st 1922". Learn More
    £250

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  8. 59411
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £20

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  9. 59355comp
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 475 copies signed by the author Mason (real name Christopher Millard). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 59355

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  10. 46203
    First printing of this appreciation of Elizabeth Barret Browning's Aurora Leigh (1856). Woolf's essay was reprinted and slightly revised in TLS on 2 July 1931; The Common Reader: Second Series, 1932; and in the Collected Essays, Vol. I, 1966. In this essay Woolf analyses Browning's work and writing form, and wonders why... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 46203

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  11. 51594comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £20

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  12. 60116comp
    First de luxe edition, first impression. One of 150 copies signed by the author out of a limited edition of 512 copies. Learn More
    £140

    Stock Code: 60116

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  13. 50675
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 50675

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  14. 63632comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the title page, "anno 1898-99, to Mrs. Baker with compliments and best wishes from the author Rivière. P. S. as a musical conductor I have been beating the time for the last fifty years, but alas! Now, in my 80th year time beats me unmercifully". Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 63632

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  15. 66245
    First edition, first impression of an address on given on the occasion of Eliot being awarded the Goethe Prize. Inscribed by Eliot on the upper wrapper, For Peter de Sautoy (1912-1995), the chairman of Faber & Faber and later administrator of the Pound estate, "for Peter de Sautoy from T. S. Eliot". Also with a correction... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 66245

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  16. 63174comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Margaret Viereck from the author, who admires her grace & beauty, more than any writing. Frank Harris. New York, 3 Washington Square. In this year of DisGrace 1915". A fine association: Margaret "Gretchen" Viereck... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 63174

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  17. 62867comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Robert with love, Isaac B Singer". Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 62867

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  18. 51415
    First edition, first impression. One of 500 specially-bound contributor's copies out of a limited edition of 726 copies. From the library of Alan Ansen. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 51415

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  19. 47039
    £175

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  20. .
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mr. Fred Allan from Marshall McLuhan". Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 61401

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  21. 46435
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

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  22. 60250comp
    First edition, second impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "For E. K. Brown from E. M. Forster, June 4th 1947". Brown's annotations appear throughout the text. Edward Killoran Brown (1905-51) was a prominant Canadian literature professor who taught at the University of Toronto, and later Cornell and the... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 60250

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  23. 50742
    £80

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  24. 48899comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by both the author and Miller on a stuck in label on the front free endpaper and further inscribed by Miller "For Harry Lloyd Marshall, Jr." Learn More
    £320

    Stock Code: 48899

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  25. 50750comp
    First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 50750

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  26. 59659comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Frazer, anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough, on the half-title "A notre ami Francois Ceccaldi, en affectueuse reconnaissance de J. G. & L. Frazer". Also included is a plate from a different book illustrating the entrace to Trinity College, Cambridge (where Frazer was... Learn More
    £225

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  27. 47051
    A handsome library set, uniformly bound in red morocco, of three of the published bibliographical memoirs of perhaps the greatest of all 20th-century American book collectors. All are later impressions: Amenities, first published 1918, is the fifth impression, March 1924; Magnificent Farce, first published 1921, is the fourth,... Learn More
    £450

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  28. 49985comp
    First edition, first printing of the autobiography of the successful theatre and film producer. Inscribed by the author on two stickers, one to the verso of the half-title: "To Maurice Chevalier who understands the business of acting and the show business. There are few like you. Best always, Max Gordon". And to the contents... Learn More
    £125

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  29. 47655
    First UK edition. Initially published by the University of Washington Press two years previously. From the library of John Heygate, whose initials and the date "1965" are inscribed at head of the title page. Learn More
    £35

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  30. 44485comp
    First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "To 'Cap Pearce' the best editor an author could have - these many years! Faithfully Matthew Josephson." Learn More
    £180

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  31. 22924detail
    Limited edition printed on japon paper of eight copies only, this one being number 1 called the Aeschylus Copy. A handsome set. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 22924

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  32. 24392
    First edition edited by John Wilson Croker and "the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill 1887" (ODNB). This set has the additional volume of Johnsoniana (1836). Learn More
    £675

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  33. 12631
    Extra illustrated edition, bound by Riviere and Son. This set has the additional volume of Johnsoniana, or Supplement to Boswell (1836). Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 12631

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  34. 44085
    First edition, first impression. The eleventh volume of the diaries. Learn More
    £60

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  35. Time Exposure.
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £220

    Stock Code: 42723

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  36. 41284comp
    First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Vidor on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 41284

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  37. Last Essays.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 36634

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  38. 34667
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £100

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  39. 33708
    First Edition, First Impression. The final volume of the diaries. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 33708

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  40. 33709
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £90

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  41. 33710
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £90

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  42. 33706
    First Edition, First Impression. Scarce. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 33706

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  43. 32617
  44. Colin Wilson.
    First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper to Sheila Hancox. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 34823

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  45. 35334
    First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The boards of each volume have been covered in different colours: dark red/tan for vol. I; tan/dark green for vol. II; scarlet/olive green for vol. III; and olive green/scarlet for vol. IV. The spines match the front... Learn More
    £1,000

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  46. Classics and Commercials. A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.
    First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy Mendenhall with love from Edmund Christmas 1950". With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Review slip laid in. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 42861

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  47. Shakespeare's Boy Actors.
    First Edition, First Impression of the author's first book. Still a standard in the field. In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence. Scarce in dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 38548

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  48. Now and Then.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's magnificent presentation inscription to the half title page, "For Erica - - Who has played a much larger role in this slice of a life than has been given her here. The family photo in the book is lovely. I hope the book pleases you too. With much love Dad". Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 35884

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  49. Religion and the Rebel.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription dated 1964 to the front free endpaper to Sheila Hancox. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 31331

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  50. .
    First Edition, First Impression. With the author's contemporary signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper to Sheila Hancox. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 31339

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  51. 29564comp
    First Edition, First Printing. With the author's contemporary signed presentation inscription on the first blank and with a brief signed note on his calling card laid in. Not common with an authorial inscription. Learn More
    £65

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  52. The Three Voices of Poetry.
    First Edition, First Impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the front cover in blue ink "To Isabel Jeans as a Christmas Card from T. S. E." The present copy contains "The Eleventh Annual Lecture of the National Book League, delivered by T.S. Eliot, O.M., at the Central Hall, Westminster, on Thursday 19th November, 1953"... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 41408

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  53. 39263
    First Edition. Uncommon, OCLC lists just seven copies including that at Pepperdine. Includes Jeffrey Myers on "T.E. Lawrence in his Letters", O'Brien on "Lawrence Bibliography", Stephen E. Tabachnik, "Lawrence the Mechanic", John E. Mack "Lawrence's Vision for the Middle East: How does it look now?", and two papers from... Learn More
    £250

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  54. Jugged Journalism.
    First edition, first impression. Anthony Berkeley Cox wrote numerous and particularly highly regarded works of detective fiction under two pen names: as Anthony Berkeley, he took the British Golden Age detective novel to fresh heights, while as Francis Iles, he was a pioneer of psychological suspense fiction with a seasoning... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 31316

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    Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by American football legend Pat McInally, the catalogue describes and illustrates fine examples of all the Pooh... Learn More
    £10

    Stock Code: 39598

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