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  1. 134106detail
    A lovely set in a pretty contemporary binding of this vast compendium of theatre brought together by the actress, dramatist and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald (17531821), including the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, through to the plays of the restoration, the 18th century, and Inchbald's own time. "For many years... Learn More
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  2. 134123
    First Feltrinelli edition in Russian (the third overall), first printing, issued in the very attractive and distinctive dust jacket designed by Ampelio Tettamanti (1914-1961), matching that of the first edition, published in Italian by Feltrinelli in 1957. Doctor Zhivago was deemed unfit for publication within the Soviet... Learn More
    £1,500

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  3. 133235
    First edition, in an attractive binding by Rivière for B. M. Pickering (with both stamps inside front free endpaper). Basil Montagu Pickering (1835-1878) was a publisher and bookseller, the son of William Pickering. The passing of the 1832 Reform Act emboldened Leigh Hunt to allow at last the publication of Shelley's incendiary... Learn More
    £1,250

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  4. 133236comp
    First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by... Learn More
    £2,000

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  5. 133668
    First edition, first printing, first state of the text: with "chatter" on p. 60, line 16, "northern" on p. 119, line 22, "it's" on p. 165, line 16, "away" on p. 165, line 29, "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10, and "Union Street station" on p. 211, lines 7-8. Learn More
    £3,950

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  6. 133558comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number five of ten author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten",... Learn More
    £7,500

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  7. 132212comp
    First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition which was made up from the American sheets. Booker prize winner of winners. Inscribed by the author to the title page "For Monika and Craig Salman Rushdie." Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132212

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  8. 132493
    New edition. A handsome set of Shakespeare's works. Learn More
    £950

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  9. 132654detail
    A handsomely bound set which was first published in 1902. Learn More
    £1,875

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  10. 132958detail
    De luxe edition, number 183 of 1,000 copies. A superbly produced edition presented here in a beautifully executed and restrained binding by one of the finest London binderies of the period. Learn More
    £3,750

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  11. 130450comp
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket. A magnificent presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming to the employer who gave him the means to write - James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley - and his second wife, Edith: "To Gomer and Edith, wishing them both always a nine when it is needed, and in memory... Learn More
    £135,000

    Stock Code: 130450

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  12. 131225comp
    Hoffman had studied at Columbia University in the 1940s, where he had been a member..."> First edition, first issue (with the nine-pointed star to front), rare presentation copy of Heaney's first book, inscribed to fellow-poet Daniel Hoffman (1923-2013), "For Dan Hoffman: with good wishes, Seamus Heaney" inside the front cover.
    Hoffman had studied at Columbia University in the 1940s, where he had been a member... Learn More
    £18,500

    Stock Code: 131225

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  13. 127698comp
    First published edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to one of his child-friends on the half-title, "Ella Chlora Williams from the author", together with three letters from the author mounted on the third, fourth, and fifth blanks. Ella Chlora Faithfull Bickersteth (née Monier-Williams, 1859-1954) was the... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 127698

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  14. 127447
    First editon. "According to Chaudhuri this is one of the, if not the, earliest work on the Mutiny" (Sorsky). Mead, who worked as a journalist in India for ten years, was very critical of the East India Company and British actions in India, though not the colonial project as a whole. "If Heaven had not great work for us to... Learn More
    £450

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  15. 125333
    First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing... Learn More
    £35,000

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  16. 125724detail
    Signed limited edition, number 347 of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume 1. The definitive collected works of Conrad, including his own notes on his writings prepared especially for this edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £8,750

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  17. 125678
    £1,575

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  18. 111955
    First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of... Learn More
    £50,000

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  19. 118495
    Hemingway's..."> First edition, first printing, the first issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. 235), with the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times.
    Hemingway's... Learn More
    £65,000

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  20. 134138comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author, "To Jeremy with love, Roald Dahl, Gipsey House 11/9/85", boldly on the front free endpaper, and with the recipient's ownership inscription "This book belongs to Jeremy Cunnington" in a childish hand above the presentation. Learn More
    £4,500

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  21. 134136
    First UK edition, first impression, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £500

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  22. 134137
    First edition, first printing, very scarce in the jacket, and containing all first issue points. The first Ruth Plumly Thompson title after taking over as the new "Royal Historian" after Baum's death. Learn More
    £1,250

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  23. 134118comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on a promotional Downing Street-design bookplate attached to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £200

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  24. 134134comp
    First edition, first impression, scarce presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To Patty, with love, Richard Adams, November 1974" on the title page. Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 134134

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  25. 133739
    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of John Speed's map of her native Lincolnshire, including Grantham, where she grew up. Speed's map was first published in 1611 in the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, and was reprinted many times over the next two centuries - this 1676 printing can be distinguished by the Basset and Chiswell... Learn More
    £2,500

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  26. 133107comp
    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Beatrice Ricchetti sic, 25-X-911 James Joyce", that is, on 25 October 1911. At the time of this inscription, Joyce was supporting himself by giving private lessons and by teaching in the evening school of the Società degli impiegati civili. Beatrice... Learn More
    £65,000

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  27. 133648comp
    First edition, first issue, no. 82 of 100 copies signed by Joyce and printed on Dutch handmade paper. Ulysses was published in imitation of the traditional three-tiered French format aimed at both connoisseurs and readers: 100 signed copies on Dutch handmade paper; 150 large paper copies printed on heavier vergé d'Arches,... Learn More
    £250,000

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  28. 132907comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author. Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB)... Learn More
    £50,000

    Stock Code: 132907

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  29. 133091comp
    First edition, first impression (with paginated prelims and Bacardi erratum to p.25), copy number 1 of an unspecified signed limited issue, specially bound, and signed by Harry Craddock on the colophon. This issue of the acknowledged cocktail classic is very hard to come by, and this is a peerless example. Learn More
    £6,500

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  30. 132605
    Limited edition, one of 10 copies on vellum, from a total edition of 310 copies, in a striking binding that was commissioned by John Paul Getty, and bound by the innovative British bookbinder James Brockman (b. 1946), who studied under Ivor Robinson and Sydney Cockerell. In 1987 Brockman was appointed the first visiting... Learn More
    £50,000

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  31. 132740
    First edition of the first voyage, second edition of the second and third voyages. This is certainly one of the finest sets of Cook's celebrated voyages that we have handled, presented here in a restrained and elegant period binding, most unusual in having the majority of plates and maps for the first and second voyages... Learn More
    £65,000

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    Signed limited edition, number 198 of a stated edition of 240 copies, signed by both Mallarmé and Manet. Often cited as one of the high points of French book illustration (Ray 369), it is one of the first modern French livre d'artiste. Le Corbeau, "an astonishingly modern illustrated book for 1875", represents liberation... Learn More
    £100,000

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  33. 131686

    Die Traumdeutung.

    Leipzig & Vienna: 1900 [1899]

    First edition of Freud's greatest single work, The Interpretation of Dreams, one of only 600 copies printed; very rare in the original wrappers. "Die Traumdeutung contains Freud's general theory of the psyche, which he had developed during the past decade. Using his refined understanding of the operation of the unconscious,... Learn More
    £50,000

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  34. 132140
    An unpublished autograph letter signed in French, Marx's earliest known missive to the Belgian radical journalist and politician Lucien-Léopold Jottrand, president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, of which Marx became vice president. Under the influence of Marx and Engels, the Democratic Association would become... Learn More
    £130,000

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  35. 132576
    First edition, first printing, of Hammett's second book and the final Continental Op novel, one of the two hardest to find in the dust jacket and thus genuinely uncommon in such a well-preserved, unrestored state; with excellent provenance, from the Otto Penzler collection of mystery fiction, though unmarked as such. It... Learn More
    £47,500

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  36. 129047
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £3,000

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  37. 134087
    First Australian edition of Robert Burns, rare. OCLC lists only four institutional holdings worldwide: three in Australia, one in the National Library of Scotland. According to Gibson (Bibliography of Robert Burns, 1881) the sheets of this issue were from the 1813 printed in Perth (the original Perth - the Australian not... Learn More
    £1,500

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  38. 132522comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Para Atilio con la amistad la Jorge Luis Borges" For Atilio with friendship Jorge Luis Borges. An excellent association copy: the recipient was Borges's friend, the Italian artist Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), who designed the covers of two of Borges's... Learn More
    £2,750

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    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Daniel Devoto on the half-title: "Para Daniel S. Devoto - instalado para siempre en la amistad sin vericuetos ni otros dobleces, con toda la simpatia y el afecto de Norah Lange. Talcahuano 638. Nov. 1942" ("For Daniel S. Devoto - installed forever... Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy with their bookplate, signed by all three contributors (Borges, Casares, and Chello) on the title page. La Ciudad, both publisher and bookshop, was founded by Borges's friend Luis Alfonso in 1969. The bookshop was across the street from where Borges lived, and he frequently... Learn More
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  41. 132243
    Poemas)..."> A finished manuscript draft of Borges's "Two English Poems", two of only three known poems that Borges composed in English, his second language thanks to the English grandmother who had encouraged his reading of English literature. These two were the only such known and published (first in the 1943 edition of Poemas)... Learn More
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    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short... Learn More
    £3,750

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  43. 130490comp
    First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130490

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  44. 130484
    Borges's own copy of Dante's Divine Comedy in the original Italian and annotated by him in Spanish - an exceptional association. Borges has signed this copy five times: to the front endpapers of each volume, and additionally to the engraved half-title recto of the first, and the title page of the third. The front endpapers... Learn More
    £19,500

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  45. 130488comp
    First edition, first printing, a major association copy, being the copy of Jorge Luis Borges, with his ownership signature dated Buenos Aires 1936 on the title page. Güiraldes and Borges were friends, and both influenced the literary career of the other. They met around 1924-5, and Borges helped Güiraldes launch the magazine... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 130488

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  46. 129522comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the title page, "Para Vicente Barbieri, afectos y un abrazo, Jorge Luis Borges". Barbieri (1903-1956) was a notable Argentine poet, posthumously awarded the National Prize for Poetry after his early death from tuberculosis. In this work Borges addresses... Learn More
    £5,000

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  47. 130217comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Borges and his co-author on the half-title, "Augosto 1953, A Gilda, profetizándole mucha felicidad, Jorge Luis Borges" and "A Gilda con carino autentico y eterno agradecimiento, Margot Guerrero." We have not been able to identify the recipient, but the double... Learn More
    £2,750

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  48. 130206comp
    First edition, first printing, Borges's own copy of this anthology of Argentine Poetry, signed by him on the half-title in the year of publication. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is... Learn More
    £3,500

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  49. 130038
    First edition, first impression, first state, with the requisite points: number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, "Joanne Rowling" as the copyright holder, and the dropped line of text on page 7 (in the second state, the dropped text is corrected, and the copyright attributed to "J. K. Rowling"). It is generally... Learn More
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  50. 129496comp
    First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
    Borges's... Learn More
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  51. 127552
    First UK edition, tête de tirage copy number 1 of 1,000 copies of this "Grand Edition de Luxe", all on japon and illustrated with ten etchings, each in two states. This edition is translated by T. F. Rogerson, whose translation was first published in the US in 1899. Musset's autobiographical novel was first published in... Learn More
    £675

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  52. 124325comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Peter from Larry. Paris, 1938". Durrell also reinscribed the half-title in a bolder hand at a later date, "Inscribed for Peter Bull by his old friend Larry Durrell, April 1973". Bull was a British character actor perhaps best known for his role... Learn More
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  53. 120248detail
    Third edition of Petty's first economic treatise, which "followed immediately after the Restoration, when changes in the methods of raising revenue were being discussed. The wide range of his survey is shewn by the headings printed on the title-page" (Keynes). This edition, a reprint of the second of 1667 with minor-corrections... Learn More
    £6,000

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  54. 134097
    First translation into English from the original Russian, UK issue, omitting the preface to the US edition but retaining Dole's editorial footnotes. This translation was the work of American editor and translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), issued in the same year in the US and UK, with the UK issue published in four... Learn More
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  55. 134093
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £500

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  56. 134095comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, and again on the title page. The publication prints Milosz's speech on accepting the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature, in both English and Polish. Very scarce signed. Learn More
    £300

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  57. 134084
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War. The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations, was produced upon the completion of the Second World War series, which Churchill had published in six volumes... Learn More
    £750

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  58. 134091
    First edition, first printing. The US edition preceded the UK edition, published the same year. Learn More
    £600

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  59. 134076
    First edition, first impression, of Lennon's second collection of humorous poetry and prose. Learn More
    £150

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  60. 134078
    First Garnett edition, first impression, being the fourth volume of her comprehensive twelve-volume series of Dostoevsky's novels. Constance Garnett's translations of Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev introduced and popularized Russian literature among the English public. The translations, though they have been the... Learn More
    £2,500

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