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  1. 134611
    First edition, first printing of this state of play on council housing in Belgium at the time. Learn More
    £275

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  2. 134620comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed upside down on the last printed page "For Dave from Ralph Steadman 5. 8. 98." in red, black, and blue biro, and with a full page original drawing of his staple sad face. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 134620

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  3. 134626comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Strömholm on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £125

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  4. 124045
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,250

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  5. 130378
    First edition of Thomson's illustrated Sense and Sensibility. Hugh Thomson was one of the most notable book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his illustrations for Jane Austen's novels remain widely regarded as classics in the field. Learn More
    £1,750

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  6. 130543
    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £2,000

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  7. 117457
    First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence... Learn More
    £300

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  8. 132279
    £2,000

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  9. 134683
    First edition, first printing of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The Grapes of Wrath is widely regarded as the supreme literary achievement of the Depression era. The film adaptation of Darryl F. Zanuck, produced the following year, is also readily ranked among the... Learn More
    £1,750

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  10. 78527
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £500

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  11. 134713
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

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  12. 134760
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of satirical cartoons from the Second World War - 6 locations on Copac - BL, NLS, IWM, V & A, TCD, Oxford, OCLC adds just 8 more Australian War Memoiral, Getty Research Institute, Nanterre-La Contemporaraine, Frankfurt, Cork, Utrecht, California, Davis, and Ohio State. Marengo... Learn More
    £325

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  13. 134763
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of Second World War cartoons - BL and IWM only on Copac, OCLC adds just Bibliotheca Alexandrina, BnF, University of California, LA, Northwestern, and Michigan - this copy inscribed on the title page "with best regards" to "Mr Koestner", possibly the Egypt-based economist... Learn More
    £425

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  14. 125286
    First edition, later impression (stated "Reprinted 1990" on copyright page). Isaiah Berlin "was one of the most important historians of ideas in the twentieth century" (ODNB) and this collection, first published in 1990, collects together eight of his essays, including the previously unpublished "Joseph de Maistre and the... Learn More
    £30

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  15. 126963
    First edition, surprisingly uncommon. "Muirhead earned a living poaching elephant particularly in the Belgian Congo and in Portuguese East Africa. His encounters with big game are numerous, and his writing style is quite lively. Besides big tuskers, he also relates his adventures with lion and buffalo. As he notes,' An elephant-poacher... Learn More
    £250

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  16. 129411
    First edition, first impression, Left Book Club issue (same edition, despite lettering on front cover). The publishers Lawrence and Wishart, closely linked to the Communist Party of Great Britain, had been formed the same year. The anonymous contributors make the case for Britain's transition to Soviet-style socialism. Learn More
    £55

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  17. 125288
    First edition, first printing. Philosopher and psychologist John Dewey (1859-1952) first visited China in 1919 and stayed there for two years, during which time he delivered nearly 200 lectures to Chinese audiences. "Though delivered in English, the speeches were printed in translation and widely distributed via Chinese... Learn More
    £75

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  18. 132610
    First edition, regular issue, of Kotzebue's "celebrated narrative, important for its descriptions of Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Micronesia" (Forbes). Kotzebue commanded an expedition, funded by Count Nikolay Rumyantsev, of 27 men, including scientists and artists, to seek a passage through the Arctic Ocean upon the... Learn More
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  19. 134780detail
    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationary,... Learn More
    £575

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  20. 134782detail
    A handwritten card sent by Margaret Thatcher to Keith Polyblank, one of her admirers. Thatcher writes "Dear Mr. Polyblank, Thank you so much for your kind letter. I am fine and very active although so many good things receive little publicity. I gave many interviews that week in early March - all the rest gave a totally... Learn More
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  21. 133379
    First edition. Undertaken by Sir Douglas Douglas-Hamilton and David McIntyre in April 1933, the first Mount Everest flight expedition was financed by Lady Houston and organized by Stewart Blacker.
    "This book tells the whole story of the Houston Mount Everest flight over the world's highest mountain... a permanent memorial... Learn More
    £125

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  22. 134652
    First edition, the Curry and Longman issue, the other having the imprint Dublin: Richard Milliken and London: B. Fellowes. Longfield was diverted from his interest in economics by a busy and successful career in law, being transferred from the Whately chair of political economy to that of feudal and English law at Trinity... Learn More
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  23. .
    Large-paper edition, limited to 1000 sets, of which 950 are for sale. A particularly handsome set of Austen's novels. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 76737

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  24. 86986detail
    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
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    Second edition. An attractive copy in an uncommon contemporary binding. Sense and Sensibility was first published in late 1811, and the first edition was sold out by July 1813. This second edition, with the text significantly revised by Austen and the substitution of "By the author of Pride and Prejudice" for "By a Lady"... Learn More
    £12,500

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  26. 80199
    First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes. Learn More
    £3,750

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  27. 120828
    First Bentley edition. This copy with a Christmas gift inscription from the poet Robert Calverley Trevelyan to the daughter of the British politician Clifford Allen, "Polly Allen, from Bob Trevelyan, Christmas 1939". Trevelyan and Allen were part of the same social and political circles of pacifists and both were close friends... Learn More
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  28. 118384
    First Bentley Edition. No. XXVII of the Standard Novels series. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this... Learn More
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  29. 51578detail

    The Novels.

    Edinburgh: 1911-12

    The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters. Learn More
    £4,500

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  30. 124500
    Second edition, first impression, first published as one volume in 1928. Learn More
    £750

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  31. 127121
    Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice was Austen's second published novel. Austen began it in August 1796, when she was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. Entitled "First Impressions", it was offered by her father to Thomas Cadell on 1 November 1797 as a novel... Learn More
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  32. 126650
    First fully illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies issued in the UK and 25 copies done for the US, with the illustrations specially printed on China paper and laid down. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only... Learn More
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  33. 99200
    A very handsome set; apparently a reprint of the Steventon edition of 1882 and rather scarce: both Keynes and Gilson report having "not seen this". Learn More
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  34. 127521
    A very handsomely bound set of Austen's novels. It is apparently a reprint of the six volume Steventon edition of 1882, the last complete edition of Austen's works to be published by Bentley, and is rather scarce: both Keynes and Gilson make note of this reprint but report having "not seen this". Learn More
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  35. 129477
    Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, was Austen's second published novel following Sense and Sensibility in 1811. Austen began it in August 1796, when she was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. Entitled "First Impressions", it was offered... Learn More
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  36. 131206
    First Bentley edition in an uncommon contemporary binding. This is the third edition overall, 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 Standard Novels series, of which this is no.... Learn More
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  37. 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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  38. 131576
    First Bentley edition, the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American edition 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 Standard Novels series, of which... Learn More
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  39. 114105
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1811. Learn More
    £225

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  40. 126625
    Third Clarendon edition of the collected novels. An attractively bound set. Learn More
    £1,575

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  41. 132826
    An attractive set of Austen's novels, comprising later printings of the Thomson and Brock illustrated editions. Learn More
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  42. 132331
    Jane Austen's novels..."> First Clarendon edition, large paper edition, limited to 1,000 sets, of which 950 were for sale, presentation copy (and therefore presumably one of the 50 copies not for sale), inscribed by the editor in the first volume to his youngest son, "Michael Edward Chapman, from his father, the editor".
    Jane Austen's novels... Learn More
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  43. 131910
    First edition in German of Persuasion, Austen's last completed novel, representing the first translation into German of any of Austen's novels. Persuasion was first published in 1818 in an edition with Northanger Abbey. The present edition was translated by Wilhelm Adolf Lindau (1774-1849), a translator... Learn More
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  44. 134135detail
    An attractive set of Austen's novels, in mixed early Dent editions. After Richard Bentley (whose last edition is dated 1866), the fledgling London publisher J. M. Dent was the next to take up Jane Austen's novels for publication. The Dent ten-volume set of the novels is notable as the first to have any critical apparatus.... Learn More
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  45. 134388
    First Hammond edition. Christine "Chris" Hammond (1860-1900) was a prominent female illustrator best known for her book illustrations of Jane Austen, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot. Of Austen's works Hammond illustrated just Sense and Sensibility and Emma (1898). By "representing the main... Learn More
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  46. 133418
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1816. Learn More
    £225

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  47. 133426
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1813. Learn More
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  48. 133428
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1811. Learn More
    £225

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  49. 134444
    First Bentley edition, the third edition overall (pre-dating the first American edition 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 Standard Novels series, of which... Learn More
    £1,500

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  50. 1
    All first editions, first impressions. Signed by the author to the half-title of Coot Club. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 14739

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  51. 14754comp
    Signed Limited Edition. One of 500 copies. Signed by Nielsen. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 14754

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  52. i1
    Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were signed, this one being no. 8 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 19247

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  53. Bricks and Hearts.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page "The Duchess of Marlborough from the author - hoping she will find some charm and beauty in this book. Rex Woods." Also with 2 loosely inserted autograph letters to the Duchess of Marlborough. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 44235

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  54. I thought of Daisy.
    First UK edition. First published in the US in 1929. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to author and music historian Sam Chotzinoff, dated 1952. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 44265

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  55. Man in Ebony.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "For Louise Thomas with affectionate regards from the author May 1950." Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 44268

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  56. 44392comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 59 signed by Cecil Aldin. Learn More
    £500

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  57. 44456comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed on the title page by Barry Norman. His first novel. He made his name as an influential film critic presenting the majority of the annual Film television series on the BBC. Learn More
    £35

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  58. 44474comp
    Limited to 400 copies of which this is number 25. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "To Margaret & Willard with love from Allen October 11, 1943." Learn More
    £120

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  59. 44845comp
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper "Judith Nelson with best wishes from C. S. Forester." Learn More
    £780

    Stock Code: 44845

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  60. 46123comp
    First edition, sole impression. One of 400 numbered copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 46123

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