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  1. 131529
    First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was... Learn More
    £450

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  2. 126537
    An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first... Learn More
    £30,000

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  3. 122789
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, advance copy, with the publisher's ink stamp to the title "To be published on 26 Mar. 1915". Woolf's first published novel "was a literary debut that marked Virginia as a writer worth watching" (Licence). Learn More
    £1,950

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  4. 108972
    First illustrated edition in English, and the first UK edition, rare first issue with the title page dated 1873. This Sampson Low edition was published in November 1873, but the overwhelming majority of copies have the title dated 1874, in line with usual contemporary practice for books published for the Christmas market.... Learn More
    £7,500

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  5. 133138
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's biography of Roger Fry, the English painter and fellow member of the Bloomsbury Group. Woolf wrote the biography at the request of the Fry family; the print run was 2,530 copies. Learn More
    £750

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  6. 133151
    First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried... Learn More
    £750

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  7. 133127
    First separate edition, first impression, published in the present form in July 1932 following publication in the Yale Review in June. Learn More
    £85

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  8. 133130
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog Flush, "the spaniel who shared the sickroom of Elizabeth Barrett and accompanied her when she eloped with Browning" (ODNB). The dust jacket declares this to be a "large paper edition", but all copies of the first impression... Learn More
    £500

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  9. 133131
    First edition, first impression, of the author's final novel, published four months after her death. Learn More
    £675

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  10. 133123
    First complete translation into English verse of the poems of Hafiz, copy number 36 of an unstated limitation of the ordinary issue (there being also a rare large paper issue). John Payne's (1842-1916) privately printed translations for the erotic Villon Society include Boccaccio's Decameron, Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, and... Learn More
    £500

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  11. 133119
    First edition. "O'Shea completed this controversial book about Sharjah and the Trucial Coast in 1944-1945 when he was safely back in Bristol. He laid the blame for conditions squarely on the shaikhs: 'It is to be regretted that out of his large income the average shaikh contributes very little indeed to the welfare and enlightenment... Learn More
    £450

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  12. 133121comp
    First and signed limited Salvador Dalí edition, number CXXVIII of 200 copies, signed by Dali at the foot of the frontispiece etching and on the title page.
    "The artist Salvador Dalí, famous for his surreal images of melting clocks and barren landscapes, at first glance might not seem to have much in common with a retiring... Learn More
    £18,000

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  13. 132824
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's most ambitious and experimental novel, hailed by Cyril Connolly as her "masterpiece". "It is one of the books which comes nearest to stating the mystery of life and so, in a sense, nearest to solving it" (Connolly, p. 49). Learn More
    £2,750

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  14. 133113
    First edition, first impression, with the uncommon wraparound band, of this posthumously published collection of 25 essays on the art of fiction and biography. Learn More
    £625

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  15. 132818
    First trade edition, first impression, of the author's key feminist treatise. The signed limited edition was issued simultaneously in the USA and in the UK three days earlier. One of 3,040 copies printed. Laid in to this copy is the publisher's publicity leaflet for the Uniform editions of The Voyage Out, Jacob's Room,... Learn More
    £5,000

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  16. 132821
    First edition, first impression, in the very scarce Vanessa Bell jacket. Mrs Dalloway is regarded by many as the author's masterpiece; certainly it is one of her best-loved works. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced, and the dust jacket is one of the finest Bell ever designed and rare in collectable condition.... Learn More
    £50,000

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  17. 132813
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's penultimate novel, and the most popular of her novels during her lifetime. Woolf began The Years in the early 1930s as a novel-essay entitled the The Pargiters. Woolf subsequently divided it into two parts, with the fiction portion reworked into The Years and the essay portion... Learn More
    £1,875

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  18. 132273
    First edition. Plate no. VIII, Sand Rock near Niton, uncoloured in some copies (Abbey and a few institutional copies) is here hand-coloured as the rest. Learn More
    £2,500

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  19. 132700
    First edition of the first book on shells to be illustrated with aquatint plates, one of the finest conchological works of the 19th century, this copy with exquisite original hand-colouring; letterpress watermarked "W. Turner & Son", plates with no discernible watermarks; early issue of the index leaf, bearing Bulmer's imprint... Learn More
    £4,500

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  20. 130978
    A beautifully and simply bound copy of Browne's Religio Medici, in the fifth edition, by the Guild of Women Binders circa 1900. The Guild was established in 1898 by London bookseller Frank Karslake as "a way of publicising and promoting the sale of books bound by women" (Tidcombe, pp. 278), following a display in his shop... Learn More
    £1,250

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    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 64 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's... Learn More
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  22. 125101
    First Grove Press edition. One of Frank's most notable publications and something of a sensation in its day. Frank managed to offend an entire population by depicting all too accurately the society in which they lived. Kerouac barely helped matters by contributing a preface which further cemented Frank's position as bete... Learn More
    £4,500

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  23. 127422
    First edition of the first substantial published biography of Edgeworth, the first volume of the "Eminent Women Series", a series of 22 biographies of British and French women published between 1883 and 1895. Helen Zimmern (1846-1934) was a writer and translator who had a considerable role in introducing continental writings... Learn More
    £25

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  24. 132885detail
    The complete run of Ayn Rand's non-fiction periodicals, aiming to disseminate her philosophy among her disciples, with contributions from her and her acolytes, including Nathaniel Branden, Leonard Peikoff, and Alan Greenspan. The Objectivist Newsletter is the casebound collected edition, printed in 1965 following publication... Learn More
    £1,250

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  25. 132910
    First English edition following the German of the previous year. Well represented institutionally, but decidedly uncommon on the market. "English translation of Bismillah!: Vom Huang-ho zum Indus. Wilhelm Filchner, scientist and explorer, at the age of 21 participated in his first expedition (1900), which led him to Russia.... Learn More
    £1,250

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  26. 133109
    First and only edition. Uncommon. A language teacher and translator for colonial officials, Abdullah (1796-1854), widely considered as the father of modern Malay literature, was the great-grandson of a Hadhrami Arab merchant, who also had Tamil and Malay ancestry. The civil engineer John Turnbull Thomson, one of Abdullah's... Learn More
    £250

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  27. 122272comp
    Revised edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To G. W. Gillman Esquire with the authors' compliments & in acknowledgement of many kindnesses received, Scoresby Routledge, A. M. Schooner Mana". This second, expanded, edition details the monumental first scientific, archaeological,... Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, first printing, number 164 of 150 large paper copies numbered between 101 and 250. Ulysses was published in imitation of the traditional three-tiered French format aimed at both connoisseurs and readers: 100 copies were printed on Dutch handmade paper and signed by Joyce; 150 copies were printed on heavier... Learn More
    £19,500

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  29. 95797detail
    Edition de luxe of The Gadshill edition. Limited edition, number 126 of 130 sets. The Gadshill Edition, printed from the edition carefully corrected by the author in 1867 and 1868 and with an introduction by Andrew Lang, considered one of the best editions of the collected works of Charles Dickens. Often found with just... Learn More
    £7,500

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  30. 121817
    Limited edition of 875 numbered copies. Alphonse-Étienne Dinet (1861-1929), a French-born and Paris-trained painter, lived and worked for almost fifty years in Algeria. His conversion to Islam in 1908 was made formal in 1913. This is one of many collaborative works he produced with Sliman Ben Ibrahim, who originally served... Learn More
    £1,750

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  31. 125178
    First edition, first impression of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary... Learn More
    £6,500

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  32. 121751
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1813. Learn More
    £225

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  33. 131934
    Kahn,..."> The original poster, "Man as Industrial Palace", the most famous illustration from Kahn's modernist magnum opus, Das Leben des Menschen (1922-33). With the variant imprint "aus Kahn", instead of "Beilage zu Kahn" (no priority established) and the additional following line "Offsetdruckerei Fricke & Co. Stuttgart" below.
    Kahn,... Learn More
    £2,850

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  34. 118024
    An allegorical engraving from the oil painting of the same name (1774-5) by Duplessis.
    "The French philosopher, playwright, and satirist Voltaire frequently deployed allegories touching on antiquity in his writings. In this epic print, Melpomene, Muse of tragedy, leads Voltaire to Apollo to receive the crown of immortality,... Learn More
    £3,750

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  35. 133060
    First folio and first illustrated edition of Milton's epic. In contrast to the plain dress first edition in small quarto of 1667 and the two octavo editions of 1674 and 1678, this folio edition (the fourth overall) announces the acceptance of Milton as a great national poet. The frontispiece has commendatory verses by John... Learn More
    £6,500

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  36. 131376
    First Florence Press edition, number 100 of 260 copies printed on handmade paper, in an appealing Cosway-style binding, incorporating a fine miniature half-length portrait of Byron based on the 1813 portrait by Richard Westall. These elaborate bindings, named after the famous Regency miniaturist Richard Cosway, were a style... Learn More
    £3,500

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  37. 116335comp
    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 of the first book illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Extremely scarce, with just five copies traced institutionally, it features six of her illustrations accompanying a set of six poems by Frederic E. Weatherly (best known as the author of the lyrics for "Danny Boy"). Early in 1890, Beatrix, then 24, and her brother,... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 109202

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  39. Mickey Mouse Movie Stories: Book 2.
    First edition, first printing. The book contains several short story adaptations of Mickey Mouse cartoons of the time, and follows the first volume published in 1931. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 111428

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    A Lunch Appointment.

    [North Pomfret, Vt.]: [1993]

    First edition, number XIII of twenty copies signed by Edmund White and containing an original signed etching by Pierre Le-Tan, preserved in a folder at the end. "This previously unpublished essay is an account of the author's first meeting with his mentor, Edith Sitwell and captures his minutely observed insights into human... Learn More
    £750

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  41. 133100comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,000

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  42. 133103
    Limited edition, number 454 of 500 copies on paper; 12 copies were also issued on vellum. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks... Learn More
    £13,500

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  43. 133098
    First edition, first impression, of Dahl and Blake's reinterpretation of six classic nursery rhymes. Learn More
    £150

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  44. 133099
    First edition, first impression, of Dahl's collection of poetry about animals. Learn More
    £125

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  45. 133089
    First edition, first impression, of the sixteenth adventure of the Famous Five. Learn More
    £125

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  46. 133097
    First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stories. Learn More
    £1,250

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  47. 133077
    First edition, first impression, of the very scarce true first book appearance of the poetry of American poet Mary Oliver (19352019), preceding the US edition by two years, since Oliver was briefly living in London at the time. The print run was small and many copies went to libraries, further contributing to the rarity... Learn More
    £1,500

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  48. 133088
    First edition, first impression, of the 20th adventure of the Famous Five. Learn More
    £145

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  49. 133074
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £500

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  50. 133075
    First edition, first printing, the less common library binding issue. Learn More
    £500

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  51. 133076detail
    Limited editions, the Plays number 826 of 1,950 copies, the Poems number 359 of 1,500 copies signed by the book designer Bruce Rogers. Published for subscribers to The Limited Editions Club of New York, this handsomely produced edition of Shakespeare's plays and poetry includes work by some of the most celebrated book illustrators... Learn More
    £1,750

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  52. 133072
    First edition, first printing, with the requisite advertisements at rear and the 250/250 price on the front flap. Learn More
    £750

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  53. 133073
    First edition, first issue, with the correct advertisements and price of 1.95 on the dust jacket. Learn More
    £400

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  54. 133068
    First edition, first printing, of the final book published in Seuss's lifetime. Learn More
    £475

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  55. 133070
    First edition, first printing, of the final book published in Seuss's lifetime. Learn More
    £300

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  56. 133066
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £975

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  57. 133067
    First edition, first printing, with correct advertisements to jacket. Learn More
    £600

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  58. 133059
    First edition, first printing, with the correct 195/195 price on the front flap. Learn More
    £1,000

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  59. 133063
    First edition, first printing, with the correct 195/195 price on the front flap. Learn More
    £1,000

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  60. 133048
    First edition, first printing, of this very scarce guide to the notorious nightlife of Weimar Berlin. Only 8 copies are listed in libraries worldwide by OCLC. The guide has numerous lurid illustrations by (in order of appearance): Paul Kamm, "Christophe", Jeanne Mammen, Imre Goth, Hans Reinhard, F. Hilf, Hans Leu, Heinrich... Learn More
    £800

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