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  1. 117242
    First edition, first printing. A collection of essays on contemporary and historical poets published posthumously, selected from an extensive portfolio of unpublished work found upon her death in 1925. Learn More
    £150

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  2. The Calling of the Sea.
    First edition, first impression. This poetry collection was published posthumously by Hodgson's widow, Betty ("Bessie") Gertrude Farnworth; Hodgson died in the First World War, killed by an artillery shell at Ypres on 17 April, 1918. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103030

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  3. A Peep into the Past.
    First and limited edition, first printing, one of 300 copies printed on japon vellum; scarce: Copac records just three copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Senate House Library). An attractive production that includes a facsimile of Beerbohm's original manuscript: "this hitherto unpublished essay... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105298

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  4. The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.
    First edition, first printing. This collection of 33 stories about Sherlock Holmes was written by writers other than Conan Doyle, and includes contributions from Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 108239

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  5. Cubist Poems.
    First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Weber's first published literary work, lengthily inscribed by Weber to Joseph Blumenthal on the front free endpaper, thanking him "with deep appreciation of his devotion and love he embodied in Primitives". Weber's book of woodcuts and poems, Primitives, was produced... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108240

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  6. 63668comp
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 75 numbered copies on japon signed by both the publisher and artist. With the bookplates of noted collectors Estelle Doheny (1875-1958) and William Andrews Clark (1839-1925). Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 63668

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  7. 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
    £3,750

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  8. 84605
    First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's... Learn More
    £675

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  9. 97057
    First edition, first impression, large paper issue. This is copy 45 of 96 numbered copies printed on Verge d'Arches. This early critique of Joyce's final work was published some 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious... Learn More
    £4,750

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  10. 41257
    £250

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  11. 63169
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £780

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  12. 132129
    First edition, first printing, of this work in which Brassaï showcases his mastery "at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas... Learn More
    £2,750

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  13. 132141
    First Belgian edition, first printing, (third overall), number 49 of 25 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder antique, with the additional suite of proofs of the engravings on auvergne paper, from a total edition of 492. Charles Émile Egli, known as Carlègle (1877-1937) was a Swiss-born illustrator and painter who spent... Learn More
    £200

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  14. 129633
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences... Learn More
    £975

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  15. 131013
    A remarkable survival, documentation offering insight into the working of this nineteenth-century early warning system, we have been unable to trace any other examples. "Although during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic War the Royal Navy generally had the mastery of the French, one strategy to which the French resorted caused... Learn More
    £4,500

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  16. Chronicles of the House of Borgia.
    First edition, first impression, of Corvo's monumental account of one of history's greatest and most notorious families. One of 1,250 printed, this copy has appealing provenance: from the library of Augustus Theodore Bartholomew (18821933), librarian at Cambridge University Library, with his bookplate to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 110640

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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
    £40

    Stock Code: 132550

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  18. 132551
    First edition, first impression. One of 50 numbered copies with two original rubber stamp prints by Schiele, each printed in red on Japan paper, initialled in pencil lower right by Otto Kallir and numbered lower left. The stamps are titled Head of a Man and Two Figures. There is only one known impression of each of these... Learn More
    £3,500

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  19. 132542
    First editions of both works, Target's treatise on the liberalisation of the trade in grain, and Linguet's response, nicely bound together in a contemporary binding. The question of free trade in grain, a cornerstone of the physiocrat movement, was the source for countless pamphlets and treatises in the latter half of the... Learn More
    £950

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  20. 132546
    The definitive - and first posthumous - edition of Hume's collection of essays, first published in 1753 without his authorization, but thereafter continually revised by him for various editions over the next two decades; this edition, published the year following his death, contains his final revisions and additions, and... Learn More
    £975

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  21. 132549
    First edition, first impression. "Owing to wartime circumstances, some of the most important recent contributions to English monetary history have been overlooked or have become extremely scarce. The intention of the editors of this volume is to make these and certain other short studies more generally available. Six of... Learn More
    £75

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  22. 132453comp
    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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  23. 132485comp
    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

    Stock Code: 132485

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 132064
    True first edition of one of the foundation works in the field of political theory, with the winged head ornament on the title page. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a bear ornament, was printed outside England (probably at Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular type... Learn More
    £27,500

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  27. 132489comp
    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

    Stock Code: 132489

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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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    Stock Code: 132490

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  29. 132518
    First complete edition in English, and the first under this title, UK issue from the US sheets with a cancel title page (the US sheets published by T. Y. Crowell, New York, 1886). The novel first appeared in English in 1854 under the title Home Life in Russia, but that was an adaptation of part one only, with an altered... Learn More
    £2,250

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  30. 131267
    First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was... Learn More
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  31. 119552
    An attractively bound set of Smith's first book and the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the continent, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and of the first Thorold Rogers edition of his magnum opus, The Wealth of Nations, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought"... Learn More
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  32. Stamboul Train.
    First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 65413

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  33. 132536
    First edition, first printing, of Lorca's lament for his matador friend, gored to death in August 1934; well-known in literary circles, Mejías was memorialized by various Spanish writers, including Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti, but it is Lorca's tribute which has achieved the greatest fame. Learn More
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  34. 132540
    A most attractively bound set of Gibbon's great history, originally published between 1776 and 1788, a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style... remaining one of the ageless historical works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar" (Printing and the Mind of Man).... Learn More
    £1,250

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  35. 132500
    First edition of this uncommon pamphlet, published in the early months of the American War of Independence, and firmly asserting that the Americans "can no more stand against the strength of this country than light chaff against the impetuous whirlwind". "Let them then," he adds, "lay down their arms. Let them abandon their... Learn More
    £425

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  36. 132505
    One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Réflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with OCLC locating five copies of this edition.... Learn More
    £500

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  37. 132447comp
    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
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  38. 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
    £8,750

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  39. 132292detail
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of... Learn More
    £3,000

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  40. 131838
    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
    £350

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  41. 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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  42. 130842
    First edition of this anti-determinist treatise. Jackson wrote the work in response to "Cato's Letters", published pseudonymously by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon in the London Journal from 1720 to 1723. Among the letters were some on the subject of human liberty (in terms of free will, rather than political liberty),... Learn More
    £650

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  43. 118632
    First edition of the theologian and natural philosopher's most significant work and a critical text in the history of linguistics, among the earliest systematic proposals for a new universal language to replace Latin. "Calls for a universal language had increased as a result of the flourishing of vernacular literature and... Learn More
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  44. 122893
    First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the... Learn More
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  45. 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
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  46. 132456
    First English-language edition, first impression. This was the first book translated by Koteliansky, who would go on to undertake numerous translations for and with the Woolfs at the Hogarth Press, among other publishers, with an emphasis on neglected authors. The book gathers The Bet, first published in Russian in 1889,... Learn More
    £275

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    First edition in Turkish, the year following the English first edition: the first and only edition published in the Ottoman empire. Extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC, this timely Turkish translation of MacGahan's account of the 1873 fall of the Khivan khanate to the Russians under General Kaufman was made in the... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 103689

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  48. 132527comp
    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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  49. 132528
    First edition in English, first impression, of this collection of Chekhov's short stories. Learn More
    £150

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  50. 132526
    First edition, first impression, of this posthumous collection of Orwell's essays, political, literary, and descriptive. Learn More
    £125

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  51. 132522comp
    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
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    Stock Code: 132522

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  52. 132520
    First edition of this early Neruda work, scarce in such nice condition. From the library of the noted Argentinean writer, musicologist, and hispanist Daniel Devoto (1916-2001), with his and his wife Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán's stamp to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £875

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  53. 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
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  54. 132516
    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. Learn More
    £450

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  55. 132517
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Learn More
    £500

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  56. 132514
    First edition, first impression; one of 400 copies of this memoir of Yeats's first four years in London. Learn More
    £300

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  57. 132515
    First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More
    £175

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  58. 132511
    First Garnett edition, being the fifth 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 subject of some criticism,... Learn More
    £1,850

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  59. 132513
    First edition, first printing, published posthumously in an edition of 2,000 copies, this bearing the earlier 25 October colophon, others dated November. Winner of the prestigious Strega Prize in 1959, Lampedusa's novel ranks as one of the finest of the 20th century. "It is a brilliant historical novel set in the Sicily... Learn More
    £1,500

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  60. 132509
    First US edition, first issue with textual errors. The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow's epic poem of a Native American love story, is one of the most enduring productions of American Romanticism. The US edition was slightly preceded by the UK edition. Learn More
    £750

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