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    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

    Stock Code: 132522

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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
    £975

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  3. 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
    £22,500

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    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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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 130484

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    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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    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

    Stock Code: 129522

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    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

    Stock Code: 130217

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  9. 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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    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
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 129496

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    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
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 124325

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  12. 134107comp
    First edition, first printing, copy number 170 of 226 copies signed by the author and handbound in boards. This short poem was printed in January 1993 as a New Year's Greeting for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134107

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    First and only edition, presentation copy inscribed to Edward VIII as Prince of Wales by Argentine horse-breeder Don Miguel A. Martínez de Hoz, the owner of the estancia of Chapadmalal, "To H.R.H. the Prince of Wales as a respectful souvenir of his visit to Chapadmalal, Miguel A. Martinez de Hoz, September 1925", and specially... Learn More
    £3,000

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    First edition, presentation issue, presented by the author to his UK publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the half-title "To Tom with admiration and thanks for everything Bill Styron". Tom Maschler (b. 1933) was head of Jonathan Cape, which published Sophie's Choice in the UK the following year. Maschler was a highly influential... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 134103

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    PKD. A Philip K. Dick Bibliography.

    San Francisco, CA & Columbia, PA: 1981

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 200 unnumbered copies signed by Dick, Levack, and Godersky. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 134098

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, incorporating Macmillan's "M" device: "To John Baxter, from Ian M Banks, g'day!, 19/9/87" (the final word written upside down). The book is uncommon with a personalized inscription, with this a particularly playful example. The recipient John Baxter... Learn More
    £950

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    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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    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist - "Andy" - on the half-title. The work, Warhol's loosely written autobiography, was first published earlier the same year. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 134074

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    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134048

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  20. 134032
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Catherine Oxenberg. Learn More
    £800

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  21. 134033
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Shirley MacLaine. Learn More
    £800

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "to Steven love Andy Warhol", and additionally signed by him on the front panel of the dust jacket. This is Warhol's collection of 360 pictures of his celebrity friends, presenting a unique view of contemporary celebrity life. Learn More
    £1,750

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  23. 134001comp
    Signed limited edition, number 278 of 350 copies signed by Murdoch and Stone. Learn More
    £200

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  24. 134011comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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    Factotum.

    Santa Barbara: 1975

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, one of 1,000 hardcover copies.
    "Factotum is the story of a young man working at a series of menial jobs, a fictionalized version of Bukowski's own experiences in the 1940s and early 1950s, before he joined the United States Postal Service. It was inspired... Learn More
    £350

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  26. 133954comp
    First edition, first printing, of this collection of poems, number 205 of 250 copies in boards numbered and signed by the poet. Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, first printing, of this collection of short stories; number 158 of 400 copies in boards, signed by the author and accompanied by Bukowski's Thurberesque self portrait thumbnail sketch "little man with bottle". Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 133950

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    First edition, first printing, copy number 60 of 250 in boards numbered and signed by the poet. "One of the milestone books of Bukowski's career... It came out in a beautiful edition... There was no blurb on the back, no quotes from other writers saying what a brilliant fellow Bukowski was, just the ten words of the title... Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, first printing, of Bukowski's first novel, signed by the author, number 84 of 250 copies in boards.
    When asked the genesis of Post Office, John Martin, Bukowski's publisher, replied: "This is a good story. So we made that deal in December for 100 a monthearly December, as I recalland so he gave notice... Learn More
    £2,250

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    Ham on Rye.

    Santa Barbara: 1982

    First edition, first printing, copy number 41/100 of 126 copies (26 were lettered) signed by Bukowksi and with an original painting bound in, and specially bound by Earle Gray.
    "Bukowski's fourth novel, Ham on Rye... was published in the summer of 1982. It addresses his childhood and relationship with his father. The... Learn More
    £2,750

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    First and only edition, well represented institutionally, but uncommon on the market with just a single set recorded at auction. An attractive, if mildly tenuous, association copy inscribed "Au très Honorable Lord Houghton, Hommage, Constantin Carapanos". Born at Arta in Epirus, Carapanos studied law at the University of... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 132854

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    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on p. viii: "To Mr Leon Machan sincerely I. Stravinsky Cleveland 25 February 1937". The recipient Leon Machan (1887-1945) was a pianist with the Cleveland orchestra; in February 1937 Stravinsky visited Cleveland and conducted the orchestra, which performed his Pétroushka... Learn More
    £1,750

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    First edition. This copy inscribed by Wilmot on the title page; "To the Hon. Brooke Claxton, with warm regard from Chester Wilmot." Claxton was a Canadian World War I veteran, who was Minister of Canada's newly-created Department of National Health and Welfare, 1944-6, subsequently Minister of National Defence, 1946-52.... Learn More
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    Signed limited edition, number 1,124 of 2,000 copies signed by George Harrison, Derek Taylor, and the illustrator Larry Smith. Taylor was the Beatles's publicist; the present book is his autobiography, with Harrison's additions. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 134009

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    First gift edition, signed by both the author and illustrator on the title page, with an original small ink drawing of the Gruffalo's Child by Scheffler alongside his signature. The Gruffalo's Child was first published in September 2004. With a certificate from Hatchards bookshop confirming that only 500 copies were signed.... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 134007

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £450

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    First and only edition, signed and dated "Damien Hirst '08" on the title page of the first volume. Published for the two-day sale in three parts of new work by Hirst held at Sotheby's, London on 15 and 16 September 2008. Hirst bypassed traditional galleries and sold his works directly by auction, setting a record for a single... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 134003

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    First edition, first impression. Signed twice by Hirst, on the half-title and on the facing page. Modelled on David Sylvester's interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner's with John Lennon, Gordon Burn's interviews with Hirst offer a candid view of the artist's thoughts on art, celebrity, money and death. Learn More
    £300

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    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the title page. The book of the eponymous exhibition at the White Cube gallery, where Hirst's infamous diamond-encrusted skull was first exhibited. Learn More
    £275

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper: "For Manuel Damien Hirst". The book of the exhibition of Hirst's drawings at the Gagosian gallery, which ran from 15 September to 28 October 2006. Learn More
    £275

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The book of Hirst's first retrospective, in Naples in 2004. Learn More
    £275

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    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper "To Manuel Damian Hirst" with a love heart. The book of Hirst's exhibition of works from his own collection, at the Serpentine Gallery from 25 November 2006 to 28 January 2007. Learn More
    £300

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    Signed by the artist on the title page. This is the first smaller-format edition of Hirst's first publication, and the third printing overall, following the first edition of 1997 and its reprint in 1998. A confection of pop-ups, transparencies, movables, foldables, inserts, die-cuts, stickers and posters, the book is as... Learn More
    £500

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    Signed limited edition, number 10 (coincidentally but delightfully matching her Downing Street address) of 200 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher. The collection gathers Thatcher's notable speeches from 1968 to 1996. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 133978

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    First edition, signed limited issue, number 150 of 250 copies specially bound, and signed by Beckett on the limitation page. This Dolmen Press edition presents, in facing translation, two of the century's most charismatic and influential writers. Learn More
    £600

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    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was first published by Harper Collins in 1993, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author and finely bound, published... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 132897

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    First edition, first impression, of Margaret Thatcher's first book, signed by both Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis Thatcher on the front free endpaper. Let Our Children Grow Tall gathers Thatcher's more notable speeches from her first two years as Leader of the Opposition, when she was still seeking to sway public... Learn More
    £850

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    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
    £30,000

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    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the... Learn More
    £1,500

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  50. 131043
    A striking example of Cummings'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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    A rare and perfectly dastardly presentation photograph of the poet, who has taken a print of him sitting by the fireside with his wife Caitlin, cut her out of it, and inscribed it on the verso to his previous lover, "For Emmy, from Dylan, this 1/2 a picture, January 1939". Caitlin was, that January, nine months pregnant... Learn More
    £7,500

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his mother in law Yvonne Macnamara on the front free endpaper, "for Yvonne, from Dylan, with love. January, 1947." Thomas and Caitlin lived with her mother, Yvonne, for much of the late 1930s. During this stay Thomas and Yvonne's relationship... Learn More
    £4,750

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    The Alchemist.

    San Francisco: 1993

    The Alchemist was originally published in Portuguese as O Alquimista in Brazil..."> First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Cally: The Soul of the World needs your help. Follow your heart. Paulo Coelho", quite scarce and appealing thus with a personal inscription. The Alchemist was originally published in Portuguese as O Alquimista in Brazil... Learn More
    £1,750

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  54. 132874
    A striking original photograph taken during the filming of the cinematic adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea, depicting Hemingway surrounded by a crew of seven men hoisting an imposing marlin, inscribed by Hemingway to Adolphe Lévêque, "Tout le monde Travaille sic, Ernest Hemingway Peru Mai 1956", in ink across the recto.... Learn More
    £9,500

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    Vigils

    [Bristol: May 1934

    First edition, number 241 of 272 copies signed on the limitation page, this an excellent poetic presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sassoon to Edith Sitwell on the first blank "Edith Sitwell from her friend S.S." and with a tipped-in presentation letter from Sassoon to Sitwell on Heytesbury House stationery, dated... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 128228

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    All first editions. A nice group of titles presented to the military historian Sir Francis Tuker by the author. The first inscribed, "To F.S. Tuker from B.H. Liddell Hart, January 1945"; the second with tipped-in one-page typed letter signed, "Dear Tuker", enclosing the book and noting that it was written in 1944 but not... Learn More
    £500

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    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This paperback edition precedes the UK hardback edition published by Victor Gollancz by two months. The first winner of the "triple crown" the Nebula, Hugo and Philip K Dick Awards Neuromancer is the most famous and enduring "cyperpunk novel". It was... Learn More
    £575

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    First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to fellow poet Allen Upward (1863-1926) on the front free endpaper, "To Allen Upward from E. P. Sept 1913". Upward was an influential intellectual figure for Pound at this time, "Upward started Pound off in a new direction by putting him on to the Chinese... Learn More
    £3,750

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    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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 128475

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  60. 132013
    Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
    Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 132013

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