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  1. 124908
    First edition of this rare collection of religious poems, this being the author's own copy with 24 autograph letters bound in, addressed to him from various eminent persons (to whom he evidently had sent copies) including: Cardinal Newman, Alfred Tennyson (secretarial), Queen Victoria (from Colonel Ponsonby), The King of... Learn More
    £1,950

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  2. Signed portrait of Albert Einstein.
    An engraving of the scientist, signed lower middle in blue ink by Einstein and lower right in black ink by Muller. The artist was a well regarded printmaker active in Germany during the Weimar period. Signed images of Einstein of this period are uncommon. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 66139

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  3. 132791
    Signed limited edition, number 49 of 200 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in the front of Waiting For Godot. This was the first collected set of Beckett's works, issued in both a trade edition and this present signed edition; neither is common complete. Learn More
    £8,500

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  4. 132779comp
    First edition, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket, and inscribed by Riefenstahl on the frontispiece recto, "Herrn Architekten Becker, herrlich gedwimet, Leni Riefenstahl, Mais 1934". This is Riefenstahl's first book, in which she gives an account of her involvement with director Arnold Fanck's pioneering mountaineering... Learn More
    £1,500

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  5. 132780comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Auden on the first blank. This amusing pre-war travelogue was collaboratively written by Isherwood and Auden in prose and verse respectively. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 132780

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  6. 132776
    Edition of 150. Signed and numbered lower left in red paint by Steadman. Learn More
    £7,500

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  7. 132730comp
    First English-language edition of Neruda's masterpiece, the publisher's copy signed for him by the poet on the front free endpaper, "Pablo Neruda, 1970", with the bookplate of Tom Maschler to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular... Learn More
    £2,750

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  8. 132739
    The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. A very handsome set. Learn More
    £9,500

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  9. 132634comp
    First Zukofsky edition of Catullus, this the publisher's copy inscribed for him by the Zukofskys under their preface, "Tom Maschler's copy as ever, Celia Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky in his hand, May 20, 1969". These translations are a significant feature of the experimental output of American poet Louis Zukofsky, who with his... Learn More
    £600

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  10. 132561comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Marguerite - who understands the search. from Anne - March 1955", and additionally signed by the author in full on the title page. In Gift from the Sea Lindbergh "wrote about balancing personal needs, social... Learn More
    £2,000

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  11. 132320comp
    First edition, first impression, very rare inscribed presentation copy of this already scarce Hogarth production, number 195 of 450 copies printed at the Hogarth Press. This copy is inscribed on the limitation leaf, "Ethel Smyth from Virginia Woolf", an also have a pencil note in Woolf's hand to the text of her Introduction.... Learn More
    £9,750

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    Icaro.

    New York: 1933

    First edition in English, US issue, first printing, presentation copy from the translator to the publisher, of this 1928 Olympic Prizewinning verse-play by the extraordinary Italian poet Lauro de Bosis (1901-1931), first printed in Italian (Milan 1930), here printed for the first time with facing Italian-English text. The... Learn More
    £375

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    First Bodoni edition of Eliot's masterpiece, number 152 of 300 copies signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £4,500

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  14. 131065
    First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on WorldCat, one at SUNY and... Learn More
    £2,250

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    First Bodoni edition of Eliot's masterpiece, number 69 of 300 copies signed by the poet on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £4,500

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  16. 130186
    First edition, Ezra Pound's copy, of this scurrilous Christmas poem printed by Nancy Cunard, this copy numbered and designated in Aldington's hand "This is Number 4, Printed for Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington". This is a superb Modernist association, inscribed by Aldington for the man who coined the term "Imagist" to describe... Learn More
    £4,750

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  17. 129178comp
    First edition thus, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Blunden ten years after publication to his fellow Oxford tutor Maurice Roy Ridley on the front free endpaper, "M. R. Ridley with E. Blunden's grateful regard - 3 March 1934". Loosely inserted is a manuscript letter from Blunden presenting the work and... Learn More
    £275

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    First deluxe edition, first impression, signed by the author on half-title.
    With loosely inserted ticket number 612 from a book reading and signing event held at Glasgow on December 9th 2000.
    This was the first of the deluxe editions to be published, and was issued at the same time as the first trade edition of Azkaban.... Learn More
    £5,000

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    First deluxe edition, first impression, signed by the author on title page.
    With loosely inserted ticket number 216 from a book reading and signing event held at Glasgow on December 9th 2000. Learn More
    £2,250

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    First edition, first printing, trade issue. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the literary critic Malcolm Cowley on the title page: "For Malcolm Cowley William Faulkner Sherman, Conn. 20 Oct. 1948". Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was responsible for almost single-handedly re-establishing the literary reputation... Learn More
    £19,500

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    First edition in English, first impression, inscribed by the author to poet Hugo Manning on the title page, "For Hugo Manning, yours cordially, Samuel Beckett Paris March 1972". Manning was a close friend of Jorge Luis Borges after living in Buenos Aires from 1939 to 1942. First published in French in 1951, Molloy was the... Learn More
    £3,750

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    Limited edition, number 46 of 525 copies, signed by the artist. Arguably Pogany's best work and a well illustrated edition of Coleridge's masterpiece. Learn More
    £2,750

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    Signed limited edition, number 910 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500

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  24. 122160comp
    Signed limited edition, number 571 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,500

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  25. 132717comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Charles Murray on the half-title: "To Alfred Eisenprice with best wishes, Charles Murray". Richard Herrnstein died shortly before publication. In The Bell Curve - easily ranking among the most controversial academic works of the last few decades - Herrnstein and Murray argue that... Learn More
    £450

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  26. 132653comp
    First edition, first printing, one of 500 copies printed for private circulation, signed by Heaney and dated 12th January 1996 and very uncommon thus. This finely produced edition of the text of Heaney's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, delivered in December 1995, is much scarcer than the Gallery Books paperback published... Learn More
    £550

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  27. 132624comp
    First English-language edition, first impression, cloth issue, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed "A Tom, con afecto y amistad, Octavio, Londres, a 5 de Marzo de 1970" on the first blank. This meditation on the significance of Marcel Duchamp was penned in Delhi 1966 by Octavio Paz, the Nobel Prize-winning... Learn More
    £650

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  28. 132428

    El Aleph.

    Buenos Aires: 1949

    First edition, first printing, of this key collection of Borges short stories, signed by Borges on the first blank, with an inscription in Spanish by the former owner (Horacio Zorraquín Becú, former President of the Sociedad de Bibliófilos Argentinos), translating "This signature belongs to Jorge Luis Borges, and was... Learn More
    £4,750

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  29. 131929
    An original pen and ink drawing, signed by the illustrator in pencil, of the first illustration, found on page 9, of C. S. Lewis's The Last Battle (1956). Pauline Baynes (19222008) was recommended to Lewis by J. R. R. Tolkien, who first used her artwork for his Farmer Giles of Ham in 1949. Baynes was then... Learn More
    £6,750

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  30. 132293
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on what is believed to be the original binder's blank, "Â Madame Cella Delavrancea Lahovary, hommages dévonés Rainer Maria Rilke (Paris, en mars 1923)". Cella Delavrancea was a Romanian pianist and member of Rilke's literary coterie; a sketch of him is included... Learn More
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    Signed on the front cover by Cocteau and on the back cover by Picasso. A programme for the bullfights held in Vallauris, France, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 1957, with Saturday being under the honorary presidency of Pablo Picasso. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 123118

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Mr G. E. Miner with compliments Frank Koester". Koester, a German-American engineer, is perhaps most famous for his involvement in the construction of the New York Public Subway; he also acted as a delegate to several international city planning... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 119020

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    His Dark Materials.

    London: 1995-1997-2000-2003

    Northern Lights with the required issue points to the jacket; 12.99 price, "Point" to the..."> First editions, first impressions, each work signed by the author on the title page; Northern Lights and The Amber Spyglass additionally inscribed, "my greetings to Stephen" and "To Amanda", respectively. Northern Lights with the required issue points to the jacket; 12.99 price, "Point" to the... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 131813

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  34. 124627
    Autograph letter signed to an unknown female recipient setting out Austin's thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children". Despite the recipient's enthusiasm, her own, "and that of everyone, without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances I am forced to relinquish it from the... Learn More
    £525

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    First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More
    £250

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  36. 132590comp
    First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed the author on the front free endpaper "To Karl Shapiro, from his first translator into Polish, twenty years ago. Cordially Czeslaw Milosz, Berkeley, Jan. 13, 1969". A nice literary association - Milosz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978,... Learn More
    £750

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  37. 132573comp
    First edition thus, revised and expanded from The Early Italian Poets (1861), presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti, 1875". A significant association: Conway (1832-1907) was an American reformer, prominent Unitarian minister, and author who left... Learn More
    £3,250

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  38. 132558comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £275

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  39. 129182comp
    Later printing, signed by the author to the foot of a typewritten letter. The letter, dated 23 August 1948, is pasted on the first free endpaper, "Dear Miss McLaren, What an adorable thought! Your little gifts to Miss Thomson and me, daintily wrought out of a shell, are symbols of the delicate work we must do with vision,... Learn More
    £250

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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

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    The Edwardians (1930) for the stage...."> Signed limited edition, number 94 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist. A presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sackville-West on the front free endpaper, "For Dorothy, from Vita". A prior owner has identified the recipient as Dorothy Black, the actress who adapted The Edwardians (1930) for the stage.... Learn More
    £1,750

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  42. 130126
    First edition illustrated by Whistler, first impression. Signed by Whistler on the half title. Learn More
    £950

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  43. 114031comp
    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £9,750

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  44. 72150comp

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal..."> First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal... Learn More
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    Third edition (first 1916), signed by the author on the title page, and from the library of George Salt (1903-2003), entomologist and fellow of King's College Cambridge from 1939 until his death in 2003, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, and his pencilled annotations to the text.... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, with an inscribed postcard loosely inserted, "with love & best Christmas wishes from Iris" with a manuscript drawing of a cat above the inscription, perhaps in reference to Mrs Tinckham, a cat-loving shopkeeper featured in the work. Under the Net was Murdoch's first novel and was hailed as... Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, first impression. Elaborately inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "to Anthony & Tania love from Paddy LF 12-5-84", within a hand-drawn pictorial border derived from the front panel of the dust jacket. In the winter of 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London... Learn More
    £1,500

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  48. 131804comp
    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published, as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands... Learn More
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  49. 131539
    Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and inscribed by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome: "Mazel Tov Dr. John Cooper Clarke X". The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour... Learn More
    £150

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and also by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome. The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour and black and white work. Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Gerald Milward-Oliver, With lots of good wishes Roald Dahl, 1 Oct. 1980". Learn More
    £1,750

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  53. 132389comp
    First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Ian Hamilton on the original front free endpaper "To Sir Ian Hamilton from Winston S. Churchill. 1 Jan 1906" (the day before publication). Ian Hamilton was, of course, the titular figure in Churchill's fifth book, Ian Hamilton's March,... Learn More
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  54. 130699comp
    Signed limited edition, number 224 of 245 copies on vélin d'Arches (a further 30 issued on japon), signed by both Aragon and Picasso, with five original numbered prints. In 1957 Picasso decorated a copy of Carmen, which was being sold for the benefit of the National Committee of Writers. The extra-illustrated copy was bought... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 130699

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  55. 116816
    A choice letter between two of the leading American economists of the day, testimony to the emergence of an American school of economics that was explicitly conceived as an alternative to the orthodoxy of British classical economics.
    The letter was initiated through the recent publication of Carey's first book, Theory... Learn More
    £2,500

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. Going Solo continues Dahl's autobiography from his account of his childhood years in Boy, describing his travels in Africa and his experiences in the RAF. Learn More
    £750

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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". 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 books. Borges wrote the introduction to a... Learn More
    £2,750

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  58. 132521comp
    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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  59. 132473comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, with the publisher's authenticating hologram to the verso of the half-title. The Casual Vacancy was Rowling's first novel for adults. Learn More
    £350

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    First UK edition, first impression, the publisher's copy signed by Borges on the half-title and with Maschler's bookplate. Tom Maschler (b. 1933) was head of Jonathan Cape, and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such as Neruda,... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 132474

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