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  1. 98556
    Marcella Spann Booth (b. 1932) was..."> First edition, limited issue, inscribed by the author and signed with his initials on the front free endpaper to "Marcella, EZ". Number 138 of 200 copies on japon (Canson-Mongolfier Soleil velin MRV paper), from an edition of 212 (for details of the whole edition, see previous item).
    Marcella Spann Booth (b. 1932) was... Learn More
    £13,750

    Stock Code: 98556

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  2. Inscribed production still from the Wizard of Oz.
    Inscribed production still featuring Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. This copy inscribed "To Frankie from the Tin Man Jack Jack Haley and The Scarecrow Ray Bolger." Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 98716

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  3. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with John S. Goodhall's original ink and watercolour artwork for the dust jacket, which bears the publisher's stamp on the back. The Castle and the Cave is the story of a seventeen year old English girl sent to the Dordogne region of France to work... Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 101678

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  4. 1
    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation to "the original Gatsby", inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold Goldman, The original 'Gatsby' of this story, with thanks for letting me reveal these secrets of his past. Alcatraz, Cell Block 17 (I'll be out soon, kid. Remember me to the mob.... Learn More
    £275,000

    Stock Code: 102632

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  5. Eros and Psyche.
    Second edition of the author's famous retelling of the Greek myth, inscribed by the him on the front flyleaf: "Robert Bridges / Chilswell / Nov. 1916". In 1907 Bridges used the money left to him by his father-in-law, architect Alfred Waterhouse, to build a house in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Chiswell, where he would live... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 102906

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  6. Circus.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Janis Virelli, with best wishes, Geo. A. Hamid. April 18th /61." The memoirs of the titan of America's outdoor amusement and entertainment industry. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 105143

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    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, with the publisher's compliments slip laid-in. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was one of the founding photojournalists at Life, and her photo of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana graced the cover of the magazine's first issue on 23 November 1936.... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 105680

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  8. The Warlock of Love.
    First edition, first impression, signed by Marc Bolan and fellow T. Rex band member Mickey Finn on the front free endpaper ("Marc Bolan / Micky Finn"). The signatures were obtained at their gig in the Electric Garden, Glasgow on 25 May 1970. With a letter laid-in from the original owner detailing the provenance. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 106957

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  9. Feiffer's Marriage Manual.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed "To George, leader of the free world - God bless! Jules, 10 - 10 - 68" on the title-page, above an original pen-and-ink caricature by the artist. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 107006

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  10. Hold Fast By Your Teeth.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Arthur and Paeony Sadler, with compliments of the season. From Edward Bawden, Christmas 1963." Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 107484

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  11. Img1
    First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 106 at the limitation leaf and on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 108171

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  12. The Mouse and His Child.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Hoban on the front free endpaper "For George Ewart Evans, In the hope that his reading is as universal as his writing, With best wishes from Russell Hoban, 19/11/69". Evans was a writer, folklorist and a pioneering oral historian. He published a series of books examining the... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 108229

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  13. A Road to Fairyland.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108358

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  14. Krim-Girai, Khan of the Crimea.
    First edition, a very pleasing association copy, inscribed "With the Translator's love" on the first blank and with the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, second baron Raglan, was married to Eliot's cousin, Susan Caroline. His father, recently deceased at the time of presentation,... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 109183

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  15. E. D. Ward.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author as "Dogear Wryde" to the rear panel. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 109662

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  16. Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet.
    First separate edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mailer on the front cover to Herb Yellin (1935-2014) the American book collector and founder of the Lord John Press in 1976 to publish signed limited editions of significant American authors: "For Herb Yellin, cheers, cheers. Norman Mailer, March... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109702

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  17. The Indian Mutiny.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110425

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  18. Remembering Kut.
    First edition, signed copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorina Lockhart Neave, 26 April 1937". The terrible four-month siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, "was, arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110481

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  19. 110880
    A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each... Learn More
    £16,000

    Stock Code: 110880

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  20. The Doomsday Book.
    First edition, first impression. Dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Tony Jacobs, from Julian (J. Maclaren-Ross), 7-4-61." The recipient is identified by another hand as Anthony Jacobs, the actor. Jacobs is mentioned in the dedication, which reads to "R. D. Smith, Anthony Jacobs, and all... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111351

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  21. Eloise.

    Eloise.

    New York: 1955

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jessica, with absolutely love from me Eloise and Kay Thompson." Included is a copy of the original sheet music for Eloise. Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 111785

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  22. Harold's Leap.
    Beneath the title of "The River God" Smith adds "(of the River Mimram, in Hertfordshire)", and makes minor revisions to..."> First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Naomi Replansky, from Stevie Smith" on the front free endpaper, with errata supplied throughout in Smith's holograph.
    Beneath the title of "The River God" Smith adds "(of the River Mimram, in Hertfordshire)", and makes minor revisions to... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 112543

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  23. Caucasian Battlefields.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To George R. Pope, with regards from one of the joint-authors, W. E. D. Allen. 18 June 1956". From the library of the distinguished author and authority on The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk (1930-2014), with his neat book label. The work... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 113956

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  24. Poo-Poo and the Dragons.
    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication by Forester on the first blank "Ann Catherine Winter, best wishes from C. S. Forester, 22 August 1942". Poo-Poo and the Dragons was Forester's first children's book, previously published in the UK in the same year. Very scarce inscribed.... Learn More
    £1,450

    Stock Code: 114200

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  25. i1
    First edition, first printing, number 29 of 75 copies signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Judd's signature is extremely uncommon. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 101236

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  26. The Morning of the Poem.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " For Virgil, "...My long life..." Jimmy 3/14/80." Recipient was Virgil Thomson, the American composer, whom besides Schulyer forged friendships with James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Piccaso and other prominent cultural figures of the... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 101437

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  27. Magpies in Picardy.
    First edition, first impression, in the very scarce dust jacket designed by Claude Lovat Fraser. A poignant copy, with a laid-in note inscribed by Wilson's bereaved parents in pencil to the Vicar of Tunbridge Wells: "Rev: J. F. A. Wicksteed with all good wishes from A. F. & T. Cameron Wilson, Paignton". The poet, Captain... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 114792

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  28. .
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noel." The recipient was William Armstrong (1882-1952), director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse from 1922 to 1944, where he directed several Coward plays in the 1930s. He received an... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 114999

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  29. i1
    First French edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Pour Serge et Michele ? fidèlement, J. Derrida". Derrida's tribute to the poetry of Francis Ponge was originally published in the US in 1984, in a bilingual edition entitled Signésponge-Signsponge. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 115229

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  30. 130794comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Very much love & thanks Doris 8/5/73", with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler to the front pastedown. Maschler joined Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960. He soon became a leading literary... Learn More
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  31. 130067
    First edition, presentation copy, with a lengthy inscription by Yeats (as both editor and contributor) to his close friend and literary collaborator Lady Augusta Gregory (1852-1932) on the front free endpaper, opposite her bookplate: "This book was the last act of the Rhymers Club - no there was a dinner afterwards - we... Learn More
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    First Whistler edition, and one of his finest books, this copy signed by the artist on the half-title and presented in a sparkling example of the lavish cloth binding. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 130126

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  33. 130162comp
    Signed limited edition, number 507 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £375

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  34. 130163comp
    Signed limited edition, number 7 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £350

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  35. 130197comp
    Presentation copy from the editor to his brother, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Dr. F. A. E. Barnardo with a Brother's affectionate regards from The Editor Jan. 1876". A good association copy of the annual bound volume of the weekly magazine The Children's Treasury, comprising all 52 issues for 1875. The Irish... Learn More
    £275

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  36. 130739comp
    Presentation copy from Ornette Coleman to A&M Records President Gil Friesen, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "3/14/77, To Gil, The No Name or Number. Ways of Reading. Ornette Coleman". Gil Friesen (1937-2012) "achieved success in films and television but was best known for helping to establish A&M Records as an artists'... Learn More
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    Pursuit of Truth.

    Cambridge, MA, and London: 1990

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "for Gail and Tom with warm regards Van". Quine published Pursuit of Truth to sum up the epistemological framework which he had been developing for six decades. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 130926

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  38. 130962comp
    First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his UK publisher Tom Maschler and his wife Fay on the dedication leaf, continuing the printed dedication "for jomí garcía ascot and maría luisa elío" "y para Fay y Tom, con todo el carino, Gabriel 1975 London" (translated as "and... Learn More
    £12,500

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    Very scarce inscribed copy of García Márquez's first book, ninth edition, inscribed on the half-title to Diego García Elío, the son of his close friends the writers María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009) and Jomí García Elio (1927-1986), who were the dedicatees of Cien años de soledad. The inscription reads,... Learn More
    £1,250

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  40. 130980comp
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "most affectionately for Tom - Kurt Vonnegut Jr Oct. 26, 1967". Vonnegut travelled to Europe in October 1967 to revisit the places he saw in wartime. Tom Maschler (born 1933), head of the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 130980

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    First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on p. v, "Para Tom, de su amigo, Gabriel 82", with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler loosely inserted. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director in... Learn More
    £1,750

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  42. 130958comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Beaton on the front free endpaper, "Love to darling Winifred, Xmas 1939". The recipient was playwright and novelist, Winifred Ashton, who wrote under the pseudonym of Clemence Dane. This spoof autobiography is a satire of the world of the middle-European aristocrat, which even... Learn More
    £750

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  43. 130173comp
    First edition thus. Presentation copy, inscribed in a secretarial hand to the front free endpaper, "Presented, with the sincere respect and esteem of the Author, to Mrs Moberly of Winchester, the very kind and valued friend of his departed sister Mary Lyell. Kinnordy, 23. July 1843". The recipient was Mary Ann Moberly (18121890)... Learn More
    £385

    Stock Code: 130173

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  44. 130674comp
    First US edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs A. W. Fairbanks, Fair Banks, Cleveland, Ohio. With the love of her good & dutiful adopted son, The Author. Hartford, Dec. 20, 1881". A highly significant association copy; the recipient, Mary Mason Fairbanks (1828-1898), was... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 130674

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  45. 131253comp
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was... Learn More
    £200

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  46. 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

    Stock Code: 131133

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    First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler... Learn More
    £200

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    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For John Chilton, best wishes from Alan Sillitoe". The recipient was jazz trumpeter and author John Chilton (1932-2016). This copy was later in the library of Tom Maschler, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on... Learn More
    £850

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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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  50. 131208comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the title page: "For Tom and Fay, To whom I owe so much loving encouragement since the inception of this book. Coley. 21. X. 1976". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape and a... Learn More
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    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
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    Stock Code: 131210

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    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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131557

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    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

    Stock Code: 131649

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    First authorized English edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the son of the anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, "to Henri Lévy-Brühl, James Joyce Copenhagen - Paris 1936": one of an unknown number of copies reserved for presentation (hand-lettered "Presentation Copy" on the limitation leaf) aside from... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 125582

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    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the half-title, "Thomas Beard Esquire, From his old friend Charles Dickens, Devonshire Terrace, Nineteenth May 1846". The inscription is dated the day after publication. Thomas Beard (1807-1891) was almost the oldest of Dickens's friends, and their... Learn More
    £85,000

    Stock Code: 130416

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  56. 130450comp
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket. A magnificent presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming to the employer who gave him the means to write - James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley - and his second wife, Edith: "To Gomer and Edith, wishing them both always a nine when it is needed, and in memory... Learn More
    £135,000

    Stock Code: 130450

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    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to her friend Henry Harrisse: "a mon ami Henry Harrisse G. Sand"; together with Harrisse's ownership signature on the verso of the front free endpaper, and with his gilt initials "HH" on the spine. The American historian and man of letters Henry... Learn More
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    First edition of this privately printed and "hair-raising" Mutiny narrative (Richard Holmes), inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author's son: "from T. Gavin Jones, Sept. 1916". This is a slim but important civilian first-hand account, recounting Jones's "harrowing flight with a hapless band of missionaries, indigo-planters... Learn More
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  59. 130465
    First Braille edition, signed by the author on the front cover of each volume, with the authentication hologram to inside front cover of each. The signing and sale of this set was in aid of the Royal Blind, the Edinburgh based charity which runs The Scottish Braille Press. Rowling visited the Press in 1997, and saying that... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 130465

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  60. 131552comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Nicholas Rosser Irving Penn" to the half-title. Contains an introduction and bibliography in both English and French. Learn More
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