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  1. 126743
    Second edition, following the first of 1855; conspicuously uncommon: Copac cites copies at only British Library, Oxford and Scotland among British and Irish institutional libraries, with OCLC adding no further copies in international holdings; of the first edition Copac notes just two copies (Cambridge, Standen House). Bessie... Learn More
    £325

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  2. 108580
    First edition, first impression of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance Learn More
    £2,000

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  3. Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland. 2. The Dodo presenting the thimble to Alice.
    First and only edition. The use of John Macfarlane is the only instance of Macmillan having licensed illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by an artist other than Tenniel. In its original format, the set of six was issued joined at the head as a kind of flipchart, most likely intended for classroom display. The posters could... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 73178

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  4. 76164
    First edition. A founding text of Alpinism in Japan. Weston had already climbed extensively in the Alps when he began to work for the Church Missionary Society at Kumamoto, Japan in 1888, and he subsequently served as British chaplain in Kobe from 1889 to 1895. "Weston climbed Fuji in 1890 and soon travelled and climbed... Learn More
    £1,250

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  5. 131660
    First edition thus, expanded from a "small" edition issued in 1873 at the request of the Conservator of Forests, British Burma to "answer the purpose of a guide for the management of those animals, in a more direct and complete form; and also to gather, from the records available, the cause of the high rate of mortality... Learn More
    £7,250

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  6. 131650comp
    Signed limited edition, number 717 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £750

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  7. 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
    £7,500

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  8. 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
    £2,750

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  9. 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
    £3,000

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  10. 131645
    First UK edition, first impression, following the US edition of 1964, illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Learn More
    £675

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  11. 131647
    First US edition, first printing. Naked Lunch was first published in book-form in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1959. It had been censored in America following the publication of extracts in the literary journals The Chicago Review (1958) and Big Table (1959). When it was finally published in full in America, after Grove... Learn More
    £975

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  12. 131640
    First and limited edition, number 382 of 1,000 copies printed on Old Antique Dutch paper (a further 29 copies were issued printed on japon and signed). The text is a fragment from the upcoming Finnegans Wake, and comprised book 2, chapter 1 of the novel when it was published in 1939. The front cover design, initial letter,... Learn More
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  13. 131641
    First edition, first issue of Hebrew Melodies, marking the first appearance in print of "She Walks in Beauty", among the most famous poems in the English language. Hebrew Melodies is bound after the fifth edition of Lara, which was first published in 1814. John Murray published Byron's poems in a uniform size, and it was... Learn More
    £1,250

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  14. 131638
    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Learn More
    £450

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  15. 131639
    Deluxe edition, limited to 350 unnumbered copies only, in a highly attractive custom binding, with the design incorporating the poem's multiple references to wine. Rubáiyáts with Brangwyn's illustrations were published from 1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by... Learn More
    £2,250

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  16. 131633
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations - the British Empire and the United States - was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until... Learn More
    £450

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  17. 131634
    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
    £375

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  18. 131619
    First edition, first printing. This book is wrapped with an extra reproduction of Any Warhol's original art suitable for framing. Learn More
    £175

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  19. 131632
    A handsomely bound set of Churchill's great biography, the first volume second impression, the rest first impressions. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent... Learn More
    £750

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  20. 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
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  21. 131582detail
    First editions. The complete run of The Yellow Book, the leading literary periodical of the Aesthetic movement in Britain and a major influence on the art and literature of the day. Contributors include W. B. Yeats, Henry James, Max Beerbohm, A. C. Benson, Edmond Gosse, George Moore, Baron Corvo, and Kenneth Graham, with... Learn More
    £1,750

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  22. 130028
    First edition, simultaneously issued in English, Arabic and Arabic-English versions, never intended for general circulation and therefore scarce; of this English issue there are no copies located by Copac among British and Irish institutional libraries (SOAS and Durham only of the Arabic-English version); OCLC cites copies... Learn More
    £4,500

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 120926
    First editions These three separate expeditions were conducted by the Russian Geographical Society, and the resulting exhaustive regional studies remain unsuperseded. The mountain area of Uzbekistan was entirely inaccessible to Russian researchers until the very end of the nineteenth century, and, in view of these difficulties... Learn More
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  26. A Collection of English Words not Generally used,
    First edition, "the earliest attempt to gather, interpret and discuss the remnants of older and local language as a contribution not only to the better understanding of the provincial communities, but to those antiquarian studies which were leading men to a knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic tongues" (Raven). This copy... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 90721

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  27. 131652
    First and only edition, uncommon, especially so complete as here: three copies only traced at auction of which two lacking the subscriber's list, a third copy lacking five plates; Copac locates three copies in UK libraries (British Library, National Library of Scotland, and the V & A), OCLC adding four institutional copies... Learn More
    £3,500

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  28. 131570
    An exquisite little ?wedding token in typical Beidermeier taste. The white silk and gold thread, together with the wreaths and paired initials do suggest a symbolic rather than practical role for the anchor, although the repetition of the motif and its presence in a "realisitc" setting may suggest a nautical context. Delightful.... Learn More
    £850

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  29. 125417
    First edition. "It is now a fairly uncommon book, though this may be partly explained by one of its main purposes, that is, to be used by botanists in the field, so that many copies would probably have been used up and destroyed" (Keynes). John Ray (1627-1705), "the son of a blacksmith, became one of England's greatest naturalists.... Learn More
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  30. 130010
    First edition. This is part one, we have not been able to trace a second part. Scarce, with OCLC showing only 3 locations. A photo-book showing many scenes from the Sino-Japanese War, along with portraits of Japanese commanders. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 130010

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  31. 130352
    First trade edition, first impression. This edition was preceded only by the New York signed limited edition, published nine days previously. Learn More
    £1,500

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  32. 128642
    First edition, first printing. The American edition preceded the UK edition by a year. Learn More
    £225

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  33. 126984
    First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed. Learn More
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  34. The Road to Ulundi.
    First edition, limited to 1000 copies, this number 809 and numbered verso of the title, on the wrapping and mailing case. Crealock was Chelmsford's Military Secretary during the Zulu War, having served with him previously during the 1878 operations in the Eastern Cape. "Crealock rode with his artist's materials in his saddle-bag... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 90946

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  35. 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
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  36. 131300
    First edition of Knight's biography of the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, who first visited England in 1498, later spending a number of years Cambridge. This copy with the frontispiece and plates listed in the list of cuts, with the additional plates as called for in Lowndes. Samuel Knight was an English clergyman and... Learn More
    £900

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  37. 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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  38. 131212
    First edition, first impression, of the first novel by Martin Amis, adapted into a film in 1989. Learn More
    £300

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  39. 131207

    Tarantula.

    New York: 1971

    First edition, first printing, of Dylan's experimental prose poetry collection. Learn More
    £250

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  40. 131200
    First edition of this allegorical "Suit of Armour" produced for the edification of Britain's youth and an early example of the unfortunately named "toilet book" - a type of "moveable" book with flaps that could be lifted, for which there was a vogue in the 1820s. The first of these was The Toilet (1820), which focused on... Learn More
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  41. 128430
    First edition of the author's most important work. Shortly after his treatise was published Henry Parnell, first Baron Congleton (1776-1842), became secretary for war in Lord Grey's Whig administration. As one of the most fervent members of the "Free Banking School" he campaigned against the monopoly of the Bank of England... Learn More
    £350

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  42. 129137
    First edition. Louis Bachelier (1870-1946) was an eminent French mathematician and a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics. During his studies at the Sorbonne he wrote his famous thesis, Théorie de la speculation (1900), in which he defined Brownian motion, predating Einstein by five years, and discussed its application... Learn More
    £275

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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
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    Stock Code: 126568

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  44. 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
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  45. 131209

    Sense and Sensibility.

    London: 1833 [but 1832]

    First Bentley edition in an uncommon contemporary binding. This is the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American by a few months), and the first English edition to be illustrated. In 1832-3 Richard Bentley bought the copyright to all Austen's novels, which had not been reissued since 1818, to include them in his... Learn More
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  46. 128218comp
    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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  47. 126286
    First edition, first impression, of the seventh book in the James Bond series. Learn More
    £2,250

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  48. 121403

    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    First edition, first impression, second state. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette printed on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, in conformity with other titles in the series with designs on the front board. There is no priority in this state. Learn More
    £2,250

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  49. Owl At Home.
    First edition, first printing. Part of the I Can Read series for beginner readers. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 101130

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  50. Uncle Cleans Up.
    First edition. The second of the Uncle books. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 47796

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  51. Uncle and His Detective.
    First edition, first impresssion. The fourth of the Uncle books and one of the scarcer titles, particularly in such nice condition as this. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 78010

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  52. Cherrywood Cannon.

    Cherrywood Cannon.

    New York and London: 1978

    Signed on the half-title by Ralph Steadman. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 19896

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  53. 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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  54. 131528
    First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was... Learn More
    £600

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  55. 131532
    First edition, first printing. This work is an expansive collection of Wodehouse's short stories about golf, the majority of which are told by the Oldest Member at the Nineteenth Hole, including the ten stories from Wodehouse's first collection on golf, The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922). Learn More
    £1,250

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  56. 131522
    First edition, first impression, in an attractive binding. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131522

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  57. 131510
    First edition in English, first printing, of Pareto's principal contribution to sociology, Trattato di Sociologia Generale, first published in Florence in 1916. The work enjoyed a vogue in the United States in the 1930s. "While Pareto's contributions did not equal those of his great contemporaries Durkheim and Weber, he... Learn More
    £375

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  58. 131514
    First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett... Learn More
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  59. 131505

    Planned Chaos.

    Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: 1947

    First edition, first impression, of von Mises's attack on socialist economic intervention, serving as a broader critique of the worldwide trend towards interventionalism, socialism, communism, and fascism. The work was written as the epilogue for the forthcoming Spanish edition of Mises's Socialism, which in fact went unpublished... Learn More
    £575

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  60. 131506
    First edition, first printing of Friedman's best-selling work on freedom and the role of capitalism in western society, described by the Times Literary Supplement as "one of the most influential books published since the war". Friedman reclaims the term "liberal" in the 19th-century sense of laissez-faire economics and a... Learn More
    £950

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