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  1. 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
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  2. 131668comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Caroline Love Roald Dahl". Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard... Learn More
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  3. 131554comp
    First UK edition, first impression, following the US edition of the preceding year. Presentation copy from the author to A. S. Byatt, inscribed on the title page: "March 15, 2000, For Antonia, Many good wishes to a good friend of the Modern Library, and of mine. With much gratitude for your support of my nascent writing... Learn More
    £450

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    Signed limited edition, number 717 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £750

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  5. 131651
    Signed limited edition, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More
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  6. 131648comp
    Signed limited edition, number 302 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham... The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in... Learn More
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  7. 131649comp
    Signed limited edition, number 68 of 460 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's "illustrations to Poe's Tales have a sharp edge of true horror, a re-emergent strain from the earlier Grimm and Wagner subjects" (ODNB). Learn More
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  8. 131557comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the half-title. This is Warhol's collection of 360 pictures of his celebrity friends, presenting a unique view of contemporary celebrity life. Learn More
    £1,250

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  9. 131485comp
    Limited edition, number 3,846 of 5,000 copies. Inscribed by the author " Andy Warhol to Ric" on a rear page, 15 of the 16 Queen portraits have also been individually signed by Warhol throughout the book. This collection contains reproductions of Warhol's portraits of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Margrethe of Denmark,... Learn More
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  10. 126123comp
    First edition in English, first published in Polish in 1897, the present edition limited to 200 copies signed by Ward, this copy designated "Presentation Copy No.4" verso of the first blank. "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech). Józef Mikolaj Potocki (1862-1922) inherited extensive estates... Learn More
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  11. 131213
    First edition, first impression, with a signed photograph of Montgomery tipped in to the front free endpaper. Montgomery's Memoirs are every bit as spiky and controversial as its author, ruffling feathers in the highest places, and his comments on Eisenhower's leadership led to a breach in what was once a close friendship.... Learn More
    £375

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  12. 131210comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her former publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title: "Tom - Love Doris L. 27th Feb 1993". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published several of Lessing's books, and was a highly influential figure... Learn More
    £175

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  13. 131208comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the title page: "For Tom and Fay, To whom I owe so much loving encouragement since the inception of this book. Coley. 21. X. 1976". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape and a... Learn More
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    Gunslinger.

    Los Angeles,: 1968-9

    First editions, first printings, deluxe issue presentation copies, inscribed by the author to the publisher on the dedication page: "for John Martin and thanks, Ed, Los Angeles Aug 69". John Martin was the founder and owner of the Black Sparrow Press. This is the deluxe issue specially bound (in chapskin and buckskin respectively),... Learn More
    £1,750

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    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 590 copies signed by the author on the title page, and printed on rag paper. The typography is by the distinguished American typographer Bruce Rogers. Learn More
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  16. 131533comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Greetings to Bill! Philip K. Dick". The recipient was a doctor at Yorba Park Medical Group in Orange, California, where Dick was a patient in 1972; inscribed copies of this work are notably uncommon. This copy is the hardback issue, with code "08L"... Learn More
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  17. 131355comp
    First edition, first printed, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Emese and Jim, I.", with two drawn hearts, and signed below "Irving Penn". This work pairs a collection of Penn's pencil sketches, drawn between 1939 and 1942, with a fable written by Penn in 1997. Learn More
    £275

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  18. 131360
    The poem was first..."> An excellent and very scarce example of a full autograph manuscript poem by Seamus Heaney, with the text of his popular poem "Sloe Gin" written out in fair copy (though in a rather bibulous hand) presumably for a friend, signed "Seamus H." at the foot, and wryly captioned by him "(o wondrous verse...)".
    The poem was first... Learn More
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  19. 129815comp
    First editions, de luxe issue, these copies all inscribed by Simon on the front free endpaper "W.H. Garrett/Hys Copie/André L. Simon", extremely uncommon and highly desirable thus. The recipient, William Henry Garrett, was a Kensington wine and spirits merchant, and sometime president of the Wine Trade Club. Five of the... Learn More
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  20. 120611

    Autograph letter signed to Frederic Mansel Reynolds.

    33 Somerset Street, London: [December 1832 - January 1833?]

    A very scarce signed letter of four pages (latterly mounted in a die-cut paper frame bearing the legend "Mrs Shelley author of 'Frankenstein', daughter of William Godwin") addressing the novelist and editor of The Keepsake, complaining of a returned copy, and mentioning "one of the Keepsakes you sent me has pages omitted&... Learn More
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  21. 131205comp
    First editions, first impressions (other than Close of Play, which is the second edition), all signed by the author, nine of which are additionally inscribed, eight inscribed to Raven's friend Paul Spurrier, headmaster of Tormore School in Deal, and one inscribed to Spurrier's son Julius. Raven and Spurrier were friends... Learn More
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  22. 131153
    First edition, signed limited edition, number 254 of 1,000 signed by Hockney and Spender. Print signed, numbered and dated in pencil by Hockney lower right. Learn More
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  23. 131350comp
    First edition, sole printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Shiela Grant Duff from Winston S. Churchill, September 1938". This is a superb association copy: Shiela Grant Duff (1913-2004) "was a dogged champion of Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s when it was confronted by the looming threat... Learn More
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  24. 130735comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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  25. 130514comp
    First edition thus, first printing, originally published in 1944. One of a limited edition of 100 copies with the additional pamphlet and signed by the author on the limitation leaf, this copy unnumbered and out of series with Dali's signed presentation inscription, "Pour Beatrice Musgrave", who was the publisher's editorial... Learn More
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  26. 131538comp
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eisenhower on the half-title "For Miss Marguerite Nelson with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower", along with Eisenhower's personal 5-star compliments slip, inscribed "For Miss Marguerite Nelson with best wishes and a very Merry Christmas. Dwight D.... Learn More
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    Such Power..."> First editions, later impressions. Each volume inscribed on the title page by Wheatley to the bookseller George Kerns, manager of Smith's bookshop in Shrewsbury before WW2.
    Respectively inscribed:
    The Forbidden Territory: "For T. G. Kearns. My first book With the best of good wishes from Dennis Wheatley".
    Such Power... Learn More
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  28. 131530comp
    First collected edition, signed limited issue, number 728 of 1,000 copies signed by the author on the half-title. This edition, which constituted Frost's first collected edition, brings together poems from his early collections: A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, and West-Running Brook. An unsigned... Learn More
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  29. 131531comp
    First editions, first impressions, all inscribed by the author to his friend Paul Spurrier, headmaster of Tormore School in Deal. Raven and Spurrier were friends for many years and lived in the same town. The collection was acquired directly from the family. The Alms for Oblivion series is generally regarded to be Raven's... Learn More
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  30. 131516comp
    First edition, first impression of the author's first full-length play, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £1,250

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  31. 131402comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Robert to remember a very agreeable passage. John Kenneth Galbraith 13 November 1986". A View from the Stands collects Galbraith's essays, papers and letters from the previous two decades. With a completely unrelated ticket to see the... Learn More
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  32. 131397comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The Human Use of Human Beings was Wiener's effort to produce a popular exposition of his ideas as first expressed in Cybernetics (1948), which was "the first conventionally published book, rather than a technical report, to include a serious... Learn More
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  33. 131361
    An original photograph of Ernest Hemingway and his friends by the renowned Spanish photographer Paco Cano (1912-2016), inscribed by Hermingway in black ink: "El Papa peregrino and Val with our gang - in maravilloso Espectaculo - Viva España - Nunca Basta. Your friend Ernesto Hemingway". Cano has signed the photograph at... Learn More
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  34. 130693
    A leaf extracted from the "distinguished visitors book" at Wembley, with the signatures of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine Churchill, King George of Greece, Clement Attlee (Leader of the Opposition), Herbert Morrison (Home Secretary), Dudley Pound (Admiral of the Fleet), Sir Charles Portal (Marshal... Learn More
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  35. 122586_3
    Signed lower right by Stik. Together with a first edition book signed with a drawing by Stik on the front free endpaper. Stik started painting unofficial, socially conscious murals in his hometown of Hackney, East London in 2001. His simple stick figures wordlessly tell the story of his community and he frequently collaborates... Learn More
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    Flowers.

    New York: 1980

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the half-title "Irving Penn, New York, 1980". The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
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  37. 131428comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 300 copies signed by the author. This work presents the text of an address Eliot gave to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937. This copy is from the library of author William Vincent Sieller, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Learn More
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    First edition in English, limited issue, number 35 of 750 copies. Inscribed by novelist and translator Sydney Schiff, using his pseudonym Stephen Hudson to fellow translator Edwin Muir, on the second blank, "Edwin Muir, from S. S. (Stephen Hudson) Jan. 1. 30". This is an important association between three friends and contemporary... Learn More
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  39. 131305comp
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For John Chilton, best wishes from Alan Sillitoe". The recipient was jazz trumpeter and author John Chilton (1932-2016). This copy was later in the library of Tom Maschler, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on... Learn More
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  40. 131301comp
    First edition in English, first impression, wrappered issue, signed by the author on the half-title, with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler loosely inserted. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director in 1966. He soon became a leading literary... Learn More
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    First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler... Learn More
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  42. 131279comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 74 of 500 copies signed by the author. May We Borrow Your Husband? is a collection of 12 short stories, two of which have been adapted into successful short films. Learn More
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    First edition, edition de luxe, number 117 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense... Learn More
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  44. In Darkest Africa
    First edition, edition de luxe, number 199 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense... Learn More
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  45. 126220comp
    First edition, first printing, association copy, inscribed by the artist to photographer Nat Finkelstein on the half-title, "To Nat, love Andy Warhol". Finkelstein was the house photographer at The Factory from 1964-7, where he "created spontaneous portraits not only of Factory regulars like Edie Sedgwick and Gerald Malanga... Learn More
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    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial..."> First edition, first impression, a major association copy, presented by Eliot to Ezra Pound, with his affectionate inscription, "Ez from O. Possum, 6.iii.50" to the front free endpaper, dated three days before publication.
    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial... Learn More
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    First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen... Learn More
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  48. 131050
    A lovely and unusually large example of Cumming's poetic artwork, signed on the reverse, giving a dreamy vision of a crescent moon over an almost abstract sea- or landscape at dusk.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson Camps (founded 1948) for them to sell as fundraisers.... Learn More
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  49. 131043
    A striking example of Cumming's poetic artwork, unusually signed and located by him on the front, and notable for its dreamlike delineation and almost Fauvist colouring. The rustic tower depicted may be one of Brittany's many windmills.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson... Learn More
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  50. 129797comp
    This copy has the ownership inscription of Bloomsbury..."> First edition, sole impression, of this rare poetry anthology that constitutes the very first "Bloomsbury" publication, with anonymous contributions by Lytton Strachey, Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell, and Saxon Sidney-Turner, who had all been peers at Trinity College, Cambridge.
    This copy has the ownership inscription of Bloomsbury... Learn More
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  51. 117196
    First edition, first impression of the author's most influential work. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognized... Learn More
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  52. 131133comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book... Learn More
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  53. 130834comp
    First edition, first impression, number 85 of 150 copies printed, each signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. This is one of 140 on hand-made paper (there were 10 on japon), split between 90 for America (as here) and 50 for the UK. Mardersteig's was a beautiful fine press production bringing together the best of Thomas's... Learn More
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  54. 130571comp
    The Princess Zoubaroff, which was published at Firbank's expense, was his only play. It is a key example of the "unprecedented..."> First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For J. Kentish, with the Author's complements." Inscribed copies of this work are notably uncommon. The Princess Zoubaroff, which was published at Firbank's expense, was his only play. It is a key example of the "unprecedented... Learn More
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  55. 129149comp
    Signed limited edition, number 42 of 275 copies signed by the artist (a further four lettered copies were printed for private distribution). This edition of King Lear, illustrated by the Austrian expressionist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), is particularly striking, and no doubt one of the largest printings of Shakespeare's... Learn More
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  56. 128475comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Olive a friend of the authoress - 1934". The recipient was likely Olive Zeytoun Howell, a fellow convert who worshipped alongside Cobbold at the Woking Mosque. Cobbold travelled extensively in the Middle East during... Learn More
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  57. 129042comp
    This is a remarkable association between..."> A superb association copy, inscribed and signed by Ginsberg: "For Robert Lowell, on the occasion of a visit to his house in company with my father Louis Ginsberg or December 22, 1966 in the presence of Lord Gowrie and St. Paul." In addition, Ginsberg has drawn his fish triskellion.
    This is a remarkable association between... Learn More
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  58. 127049
    A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross... Learn More
    £1,500

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  59. 127586detail
    The highly limited "edition definitive", number 14 of 15; this set is additionally extra-illustrated and sumptuously bound. This edition was issued with the original frontispieces, engraved title pages and etchings by "Phiz" et al printed and mounted on india-proof paper, as well as each volume containing an original pen... Learn More
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