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  1. 127547comp
    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author on the first free blank, believed to have been tipped in by the publisher. The first UK edition was published in the same year by Gollancz. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 127547

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  2. 126090comp
    First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, Copac has BL only, OCLC adding around 10 copies worldwide, with just a couple of appearances at auction. This copy inscribed by Tchernicheva on the front free endpaper: "Chere Mademoiselle, gardez cette 'Tchernicheva' en mon absence, London, 1928". Tchernicheva graduated from St... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 126090

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  3. A Nip in the Air.
    First edition, signed limited edition. Number 130 of 175 copies signed by the author. From the library of the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 102440

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    First edition. Charles Lewis Hind was one of the leading professional journalists and art critics of the day, co-founder of The Studio. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 11609

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  5. 131181
    Limited edition, number 66 of 500 copies signed by the publisher. A handsome set including all of the major poetry and prose. Learn More
    £1,500

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  6. 130406
    First edition, first issue (with "Bouverie St" on the illustrated title page), of the domestic bible of the Victorian age, rare in such an unrestored state. It was the first book to supplant the household culinary authority, Hannah Glasse's Art of Cookery, which had remained so for over a century since its first publication... Learn More
    £3,000

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  7. 131171detail

    Works.

    London: 1885-8

    The Ashburton Edition. A handsome set of Carlyle's collected writings, incorporating all the major works, and his miscellaneous essays. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131171

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  8. 125969
    First edition. Lady Sale's diary account of the siege, fall, and retreat from Kabul was a great popular success, the author becoming "the heroine of the hour, renowned for her courage" (ODNB), she "graphically describes General Elphinstone's weak and vacillating leadership in the face of the insurgent Afghan chiefs and his... Learn More
    £350

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  9. 127224
    First edition. Lady Sale's diary account of the siege, fall, and retreat from Kabul was a great popular success. The author becoming "the heroine of the hour, renowned for her courage" (ODNB) and "was dubbed... the 'Grenadier in petticoats' by her husband's fellow officers: a force to be reckoned with" (Robinson, Wayward... Learn More
    £150

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  10. 130531comp
    First US edition, first printing, in the first state jacket, signed by the author on the half-title verso. The work was originally published in the UK in the previous year as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. All subsequent works in the series were published simultaneously in the UK and the US under the... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 130531

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  11. 124901
    First edition, first impression, first issue, first state, with the gilt gun design to the front cover, a design in line with the binding of other Bond novels, whereby a device was stamped onto the front cover. This gun device was abandoned, however, very early in the binding run for economic reasons. It is the final Bond... Learn More
    £9,000

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  12. 122696
    First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 122696

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  13. 116150

    Poems.

    London: 1948

    First edition, first impression thus. At the time of publication, John Middleton Murry was "the most eminent living authority on Keats" (front flap blurb). Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 116150

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  14. Sourcery.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bob, further & better wishes, Terry Pratchett". Together with a folding map "The Streets of Ankh-Morpork. Being a concise and possibly even accurate Map of the Great City of the Discworld". Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 86625

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  15. 131161detail
    The Library Edition, a most striking and handsome set of Burton's Arabian Nights, retaining the imposing box which has kept the set in lovely condition. "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights... Learn More
    £9,750

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  16. 131156detail
    The Frontenac Edition, the definitive collected edition of Parkman's works, incorporating all of the author's final revisions. Parkman's great epics of the settlement and development of North America - partly based on his own experiences on the Oregon Trail and with Native American tribes - were highly romanticized, yet... Learn More
    £1,750

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  17. 131158

    The Works.

    New York: 1913-23

    Imperial Edition, number 43 of 256 copies printed on japon and with a signed portrait of the author in vol. I. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131158

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  18. 131152
    The Memorial Edition, number 169 of 509 sets, with the clipped signature of Joseph Conrad mounted in the front of the first volume. The edition was planned while the author was still alive, as 399 signed sets. The author died in 1924 having only signed 99 sets, and the publishers changed the edition to the present Memorial... Learn More
    £5,500

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  19. 131154detail
    Second edition, first published by the American Stationers' Company from 1834 to 1837. Edited by Jared Sparks, the American historian and President of Harvard College, this edition comprises Sparks' biography of Washington, Washington's official and private letters during both the American Revolution and his presidency,... Learn More
    £1,250

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    Finnegans Wake."> First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 325 of 800 copies signed by the author. Anna Livia Plurabelle is an early published chapter from Joyce's famous "work in progress" that would eventually become Finnegans Wake. Learn More
    £4,000

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  21. 131147
    First edition, first impression, second issue, in the first issue jacket. 18 Poems is the author's first collection of poems and was printed in an edition of 500 copies; the first issue was bound and released in December 1934, the latter 250 copies were bound and distributed in February 1936. The second issue has... Learn More
    £1,500

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  22. 131150detail
    The Olympic Edition, number 186 of 1,000 copies only. The set collects the historical works of the three great ancient Greek historians, translated by George Rawlinson, Benjamin Jowett, and Henry Graham Dakyns respectively. Learn More
    £1,500

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  23. 131139
    First edition, second issue, of this uncommon early cricketing work by the eminent cricket historian Charles "Bat" Box. The second issue was published in the same year as the first. The work includes accounts of matches from 1773 onwards as well as a thorough review of the rules of the game as they stood in 1868. This copy... Learn More
    £300

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  24. 131145detail
    Limited edition, number 337 of 1,000 copies. The set covers the court intrigue of several notable members of European royalty, including Empress Josephine, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Louis XIV. At the time of publication, the Grolier Society (a name chosen to mirror the distinguished Grolier Club) advertised... Learn More
    £1,250

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  25. 131131
    First edition, first impression, of Taylor's autobiography. John Henry Taylor (1871-1963) was a golfing pioneer; he won 5 Majors, and was a co-founder and the first chairman of the Professional Golfers' Association in 1901. Described as "the most clearly inspired player of his age" Taylor also did much on and off the course... Learn More
    £750

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  26. 129997
    A small, two-sided fragment from an autograph letter signed, mentioning the death of Georgina Beauclerk Paul, who "left us& was among the Angels she resembled by her warm loving heart". Learn More
    £1,500

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  27. 130833
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130833

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  28. 131099
    Limited edition, number 128 of 485 copies on handmade paper; a further 15 copies were issued on vellum. The Canterbury Tales was one of the "most important Golden Cockerel editions for which Eric Gill provided the engravings", and showcases his "originality and verve" (ODNB). This work was seen as one of the finest works... Learn More
    £8,500

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  29. 120615
    An excellent and very scarce signed letter of one page from Mary Shelley to her step-sister, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband, "Yours ever faithfullyPercy B. Shelley" (here still pasted down, presumably clipped by Mary from an earlier letter to her). This entrusted treasure is accompanied by Mary's terse... Learn More
    £25,000

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  30. 127279comp
    First US edition, first printing, first state dust jacket without "year 2" on the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 127279

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  31. 120613
    A very scarce signed letter of one page from Mary Shelley, lacking half of the address to the verso, and the letter beginning without a "To", but conjectured to be to Celia "Cissy" Gore, one of the ten children of Catherine Frances Gore, who visited Mary Shelley on 2 September 1834 as recorded in Godwin's journal. The letter... Learn More
    £3,500

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  32. 120614
    A very scarce and superb signed letter of two pages from Mary Shelley to her friend Edward Trelawny, discussing with extraordinary vehemence her dislike of Claire Clairmont: "Claire always harps upon my desertion of heras if I could desert one I never clung towe were never friendsNow, I would not go to Paradise, with her... Learn More
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  33. 130785
    First edition in English, first impression. An excellent Hogarth Press association copy, being the copy of Ralph and Frances Partridge, with their pencilled joint ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Ralph was the first assistant of the Hogarth Press, and it was there that he met Frances, where they worked together... Learn More
    £675

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  34. 130951
    First edition in English, first impression. An excellent Hogarth Press association copy, being the copy of Ralph and Frances Partridge, with Frances's inked ownership signature and Ralph's pencilled notation "RP" (his usual style of ownership notation) to the front free endpaper. Ralph was the first assistant of the Hogarth... Learn More
    £675

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  35. 130952
    First edition in English, first impression. An excellent Hogarth Press association copy, being the copy of Ralph and Frances Partridge, with Frances's inked ownership signature and Ralph's pencilled notation "RP" (his usual style of ownership notation) to the front free endpaper. Ralph was the first assistant of the Hogarth... Learn More
    £550

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  36. 130957comp
    First edition, first impression. A superb multi-layered Bloomsbury Group association copy, written by the Bloomsbury member Clive Bell, and successively owned by three other members - Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and Frances Partidge, with their ownership signatures to the front free endpaper (Strachey's in ink, Partridge's... Learn More
    £2,250

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  37. 130961
    First edition in English, first impression. The texts, being a formerly unpublished section of Dostoevsky's The Possessed and a sketch of a novel he never completed entitled The Life of a Great Sinner, were found in Russian archives in 1921 and published there in 1922. The translation is taken from this printing - Koteliansky... Learn More
    £375

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  38. 130467comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the editor Richard Holmes to the Bloomsbury Group member Frances Partridge, inscribed on the front free endpaper "Frances Partridge from Richard Holmes with warmest wishes Nov. '84". Then in her 84th year of her 103-year life, Partridge was one of the last survivors... Learn More
    £125

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  39. 130720
    A most attractively bound copy showing strong arts and crafts influence, decorated with trailing lanceolate leaves and nine-petalled flowers. Learn More
    £750

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  40. 129370comp
    First gift edition, signed by both the author and illustrator on the title page, with an original small ink drawing of the mouse by Scheffler alongside his signature. The Gruffalo was first published in 1999 and won the Smarties Book Prize in the same year; copies of the first edition are notably scarce. Learn More
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  41. 115418
    First edition of the author's first major work, expanded from his contribution to the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "the first substantive text on political economy to appear in the encyclopaedia" (ODNB). David Ricardo, with whom McCulloch corresponded since he started taking an interest in political economy... Learn More
    £475

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  42. 131130
    First edition, first impression, of perhaps the greatest collection of First World War poetry. This slim volume, promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death and backed by Edith Sitwell, contains all Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility"... Learn More
    £2,500

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  43. 131141
    An attractively bound set of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the... Learn More
    £1,250

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  44. 131128comp
    First gift edition, signed by both the author and illustrator on the title page, with an original small ink drawing of the mouse by Scheffler alongside his signature. The Gruffalo was first published in 1999 and won the Smarties Book Prize in the same year; copies of the first edition are notably scarce. Learn More
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  45. 131129
    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, of the play text. The play opened on 27 December 1904 to huge success, breaking all previous theatrical records. In response to this success Barrie sanctioned Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens in collaboration with Arthur Rackham, however the text of which was not based... Learn More
    £750

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  46. 131124
    First edition, first printing. Davis was an active journalist, author, and proponent of American masculinity. He was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt's and helped create the legend surrounding the Rough Riders, of which he was made an honorary member. He was the model for illustrator Charles Dana Gibson's dashing "Gibson... Learn More
    £750

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  47. 131125comp
    First edition in English in book-form, signed limited issue, number 6 of 50 copies signed by the author and the translator, here additionally signed by the artist Hugo Manning. A further 250 unsigned copies were also issued. The English translation was first published in the New Yorker in 1971, and originally published in... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 131125

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  48. 131120
    First edition, one of 500 copies issued. This notably uncommon work contains a thorough account of the International Chess tournament held at St. Stephen's Hall in London in the summer of 1899. It includes details of each of the 186 matches played, with diagrams showing key moves. The tournament is regarded as one of the... Learn More
    £1,500

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  49. 131121
    First edition of Payne's translation, number 574 of an unspecified number of copies. Payne's translation was the first truly complete edition of the Decameron in English, and is additionally extensively footnoted. In his own 1971 edition of the Decameron, G. H. McWilliam called it "splendidly scrupulous but curiously archaic"... Learn More
    £875

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  50. 131117detail
    First edition with Kent's illustrations, limited subscribers issue, one of a stated limitation of 1,000 numbered sets, though here lettered "L" on the limitation leaf. Kent's frontispieces are pen, brush, and ink drawings photomechanically reproduced as engravings. Machen's translation of Casanova's Memoirs was first published... Learn More
    £4,950

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  51. 131119
    First editions, first printings, volume I a presentation copy from Margaret Myers, with her presentation slip pasted to the front free endpaper, and volume II a presentation copy from Benjamin Haggott Beckhart, with his presentation slip loosely inserted. Myers authored the first volume, Beckhart and Smith the second, Beckhart... Learn More
    £950

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  52. 131105comp
    First trade edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "for Tooty and Chuck, with much love from their friend and neighbour, Truman, Verbier, 1966". The recipients were Capote's neighbours in the town of Verbier, Switzerland, where he owned a small chalet and wrote the majority of this work.... Learn More
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  53. 131116
    An attractive copy of the Rubáiyát, in an elegant, understated binding showing the influence of the Doves Bindery. Learn More
    £675

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  54. 130733detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 101 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan... Learn More
    £15,000

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  55. 129793
    An exceptional original studio photograph of the Dreadnought Hoaxers captioned by the ringleader Horace de Vere Cole with the Abyssinian aliases of each member of the party, accompanied by an unpublished autograph letter signed "Ha! Ha! Yrs ever, Horace de Vere Cole" in which he presents a lively account of the hoax, which... Learn More
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  56. 130239
    A painting of Chequers, the Prime Minister's country retreat, executed by one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants, the staunch Thatcherite Nicholas Ridley, and presented to her by the Cabinet to mark her tenth anniversary as Prime Minister. Thatcher adored Chequers, later writing in her memoirs that 'I do not think... Learn More
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  57. 122381comp
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the translator on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Stevenson, from his sincere friend J. Stevenson" and signed by him at the conclusion of the preface (page v). The work contains the Sanskrit text of the opening thirty-five Suktas of the first Mandala of the Rigveda, with Sanskrit... Learn More
    £3,875

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  58. 130717
    First edition in the scarce jacket, only listing books published prior to 1910 and with the price of 1/- on the spine panel. The first two impressions of this work are indistinguishable. Learn More
    £2,000

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  59. 128726comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. This is the first publication of the complete set of a series of photographs taken during the summer of 1959 by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. The photographs follow "The Jokers", one of the many youth gangs in Brooklyn at a time when there... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 128726

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  60. 128638

    The Feminist Movement.

    London & Glasgow: [1913]

    First edition, first impression. Snowden was an influential suffragette, pacifist and political thinker. An early advocate for state funded childcare and "co-operative housekeeping and easier divorce", she was also influenced by the ideas of eugenicists, calling for "state control of marriage, believing that the mentally... Learn More
    £65

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