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  1. Musrum.
    First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by author and illustrator, set in 16/18 Poliphilus, printed on ure white Melloxtex cartridge and case bound in quarter buckram and Japanese wood veneer paper. Musrum is an extraordinary piece of late-60s mythography with a small cult... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 100113

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  2. The Bard of the Dimbovitza.
    First edition of the Second Series, early edition of the First Series (originally published in 1891). A popular collection of verse folk songs, going through several editions, interpreted by the Romanian-French aristocrat Elena Vacaresco (1864-1947) and first published as Le rhapsode de la Dâmbovita (1889). The translation... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107010

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  3. 131047
    Cummings's..."> A beautiful example of Cumming's poetic artwork, dated and located in his hand "Paris, '33" on the reverse, a vision of sunset rendered in quasi-Fauvist colours. Cummings spent much time travelling Europe in the interwar period, and often stayed in Paris, where he spent time with Picasso and the surrealists.
    Cummings's... Learn More
    £2,750

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  4. 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
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 131050

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  5. 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
    £4,500

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  6. 131044
    A striking example of Cumming's poetic artwork, with a mountain-ringed seascape and beach rendered through semi-abstract forms and quasi-Fauvist colouring. Though unsigned (as often with his art), this sheet derives from those left in Cummings's art studio after his death. His daughter gave the entire contents of her father's... Learn More
    £1,500

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  7. 129016
    First edition, first printing, with the six-line colophon on the final page which was cut to five in subsequent printings. The book was not published in Britain until 1967. Learn More
    £2,500

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  8. 130812
    First edition, first impression, with the first issue dust jacket, of the final James Bond book by Fleming, published two years after the author's death. The book comprises two stories, both later adapted into Bond movies: Octopussy in 1983, starring Roger Moore, and The Living Daylights in 1987, starring Timothy Dalton.... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 130812

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  9. 124281comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the famously eccentric Sir Archibald Clark Kerr on the front free endpaper, "For Sir Archibald Clark Kerr wishing him all good things all his life from his friend Ernest Hemingway Rangoon April 21 - 1941". Kerr was the Australian-born British diplomat... Learn More
    £9,500

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  10. 130412
    First edition, first impression. An appealing Bloomsbury association copy, being the copy of Frances Partridge (1900-2004), Bloomsbury Group member and acquaintance of Forster, with her pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper (using her maiden name Frances Marshall), and with her pencilled shelf mark to... Learn More
    £875

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  11. 124632
    Extremely rare first edition complete, illustrated with 125 salt prints from wet paper negatives mounted one to a page. Du Camp's monumental work was the first archaeological survey to be extensively illustrated with photographs.
    A young man of independent means, Du Camp took up photography in 1849 in preparation for... Learn More
    £300,000

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  12. 120422
    First edition in book form. This copy with one of the points traditionally taken to denote the first issue ("Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453, line 31); as the novel was originally published in 20 parts between January 1847 and July 1848, such points conceivably would have been amended before serialization was completed.... Learn More
    £1,250

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  13. House Mother Normal.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 52 of 126 copies signed by the author, of which the first 100 were for sale. A classic experimental novel utilising stream-of-consciousness to explore the lives of a group of elderly people living in a nursing home. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 81693

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  14. The Letters of Lords Nelson to Lady Hamilton;
    First edition. Uncommon, and controversial, collection, purportedly - rather ineffectually - suppressed. J.K. Laughton suggested that James Harrison, whose early biography (The Life 1806) was primed and carefully overseen by Emma Hamilton, was responsible for the publication of these letters "after he had stolen them from... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 87923

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  15. 131223
    First edition, first impression. This novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as co-author. Learn More
    £1,000

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  16. 131216
    First edition, first impression, in the rarer Type C cloth in black (the vast majority of copies were bound in dark-brown or dark-grey cloth). This is the 11th book in the James Bond series, featuring a reappearance of Blofeld and SPECTRE, linking it to the plot of Thunderball (1961). It was adapted for film in 1969, featuring... Learn More
    £1,500

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  17. 131218
    First edition, first impression, second issue (with trace of the publisher's overprice label removed from the front flap of the dust jacket). The first novel in the Blofeld trilogy, Thunderball introduces the criminal organisation SPECTRE and its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Learn More
    £950

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  18. 131182

    Dr No.

    London: 1958

    Dr. No is sixth novel in the James Bond series, and was the first to be turned..."> First edition, first impression, first state binding (Gilbert's variant A), without the "Honeychile" silhouette; the silhouette was later added to bring it in line with other titles in the series which bore designs on the front board. Dr. No is sixth novel in the James Bond series, and was the first to be turned... Learn More
    £1,800

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  19. 131183
    First edition, first impression, of the eleventh Bond novel, based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday Times, the basis of his non-fiction Thrilling Cities (1963). It was the last Bond story published in his lifetime. This is the second state with textual... Learn More
    £375

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  20. 131187
    First edition, first impression, third issue jacket with the publisher's overprice sticker on the front flap of 16s and 80 pence. This is the final James Bond book by Fleming, published two years after the author's death. The book comprises two stories, both later adapted into Bond movies: Octopussy in 1983, starring Roger... Learn More
    £275

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  21. 131157
    First edition, first impression, of the seventh book in the James Bond series, adapted into the film starring Sean Connery in 1964. Learn More
    £2,500

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  22. 131173
    First edition, first impression. Rather than a full-length novel, For Your Eyes Only was Fleming's first collection of short stories. Apart from the titular story, the collection includes "From a View To a Kill", "Quantum of Solace", "Risico", and "The Hildebrand Rarity". Learn More
    £750

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  23. 130038
    First edition, first impression, first state, with the requisite points: number series on the copyright page from 10 down to 1, "Joanne Rowling" as the copyright holder, and the dropped line of text on page 7 (in the second state, the dropped text is corrected, and the copyright attributed to "J. K. Rowling"). It is generally... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130038

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  24. 131104
    First edition, first impression. This novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as co-author. Learn More
    £600

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  25. 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
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 129797

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  26. 131096
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket. The jacket has the points as called for by Grissom: it is printed in brown and there is no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes... Learn More
    £1,750

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  27. 129674
    First edition, first impression, of the author's landmark second book, written while rationing was still in force. Elizabeth David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published... Learn More
    £1,250

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  28. 129475
    First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously... Learn More
    £1,250

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  29. 129484
    First edition, first impression. An intriguing association copy from the library of Orwell's close friends Eleanor and Dennis Collings, with their ownership inscription to the front pastedown, "Eleanor & Dennis Collings, Southwold". Orwell met Dennis Collings (1905-2002) in 1921 when the Blair family moved to Southwold;... Learn More
    £9,750

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  30. 128834

    Die Traumdeutung.

    Leipzig & Vienna: 1900 [1899]

    First edition of Freud's greatest single work, The Interpretation of Dreams, one of only 600 copies. "Die Traumdeutung contains Freud's general theory of the psyche, which he had developed during the past decade. Using his refined understanding of the operation of the unconscious, Freud interpreted dreams on the basis of... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 128834

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  31. 125113
    First edition, first issue. The edition was issued in both cloth and paper wrappers, with Cohen recording documentary evidence that the cloth issue preceded the paper-wrappers issue by a couple of weeks. The publisher's records show that just 100 copies were bound in cloth out of a total print-run of 40,000 copies. There... Learn More
    £6,500

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  32. 121514
    First Sett edition, one of 250 copies printed, of this scarce privately printed Rubaiyat illustrated by Parsee artist Mera Ben Kavas Sett. In his lengthy foreword Sett stakes his claim that his Rubaiyat "is original in being the interpretation of a Persian (Parsee)", and also notes that "Some of the English publishers found... Learn More
    £750

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  33. 118500
    Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118500

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  34. 117696
    First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they... Learn More
    £45,000

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  35. 119978
    First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, appealingly bound with a mysterious occult emblem to front board (flaming skull-and-cross-bones, snakes holding a heart, crowned with a crown and star) and bookplate (skull with a worm, tantalisingly initialled DMF). This Benbow piracy selects... Learn More
    £1,250

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  36. 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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 117196

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  37. The Italian Confectioner;
    First revised edition, corrected and expanded, third edition overall. Originally published in 1820. "The book sits within an English tradition of publishing recipes for food and confectionery, but it reveals more about the techniques involved, and about the character of the author, than was usual in the genre. Written when... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 111939

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  38. 41311
    First Edition, First Impression. One of just 2000 copies printed. Learn More
    £1,400

    Stock Code: 41311

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  39. 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
    £225

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  40. 130517
    First edition, very scarce second issue, of this seminal vampire novel, here bound together contemporaneously with two Byron first editions, and a second edition of Fazio, an alchemical tragedy which was the debut publication of Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868, winner of the Newdigate poetry prize in 1812 with "Apollo... Learn More
    £6,750

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  41. 121749
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic work which was first published in 1776. Learn More
    £225

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  42. 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
    £3,750

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  43. 130861
    First editions of Hebrew Melodies (with the first appearance in print of "She Walks in Beauty"), Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Cantos II and IV, The Prisoner of Chillon, and Manfred, together in a highly attractive uniform contemporary binding along with early editions of Childe Harold Cantos I and II (tenth edition), The... Learn More
    £3,750

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  44. 130391
    First edition, first printing, 4,282 copies were published. "Perhaps no one at home or in exile made claim to Pushkin's legacy more faithfully than Nabokov. Born one hundred years after Pushkin in 1899, Nabokov adopted him as his personal muse and never abandoned that calling. He took Pushkin as his fellow traveler on every... Learn More
    £500

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  45. 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
    £1,500

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  46. 130150
    First edition thus, limited issue, number 11 of 20 copies printed on handmade paper by the Chiswick Press and bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in red morocco, from a total run of 250 copies. Shelley's elegy for Keats, first published in 1821 (the year of Keats's death) is considered among the finest of Shelley's work, described... Learn More
    £750

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  47. 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
    £1,750

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  48. 129515
    Limited edition, number 393 of 1,000 copies printed on art paper, with a further 100 copies printed on japon. In November 1897 Beardsley was commissioned to produce the artwork for a deluxe edition of Volpone, with 24 illustrations including a frontispiece, decorative initials and a front cover design envisaged. He died... Learn More
    £475

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  49. 129721
    First UK edition, first impression, first published in the US earlier that year. The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £500

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  50. 129704
    First edition, first impression of the first issue of The Criterion, containing the first appearance in print of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, arguably the most significant poem of the 20th century. The poem was first published in book-form in December 1922 in New York. The journal also includes work by George Saintsbury,... Learn More
    £5,000

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  51. 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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 128475

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  52. 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
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 129042

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  53. 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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  54. 127029
    A handsomely bound set of Keats, demonstrating Riviere and Son's impressive craftsmanship. This set is the expanded reissue of Harry Buxton Forman's comprehensive 1883 edition of Keats's works. The publisher's advertisement notes that this reissue contains "everything of Keats's which has come to the surface since 1883,... Learn More
    £4,500

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  55. 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
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 127586

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