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DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.
The author wanted a set that... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 147024
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : 1930First complete collected edition, number 268 of 760 numbered sets signed by the author in volume I, very handsomely bound.
The Crowborough Edition - named after the Sussex town where Doyle's home, Windlesham, was located - has double the number of volumes of the Author's Edition of 1903. Doyle had already signed sheets for it but his illness... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 146414
DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,
London : 1859First edition of "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" (Horblit) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), in which Darwin explained his concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection, which would become the foundation of modern evolutionary theory; 1,250 copies were printed.
"The... Learn More£275,000.00
Stock Code: 146564
DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878). The book arrived at Down... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146638
DARWIN, Charles. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.
[Down, Beckenham] : 5 May 1873The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 146643
DAHL, Roald. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
London : 1977First edition, first impression, of Dahl's collection of seven short stories. Aimed at a slightly older readership than his other works, the collection includes two semi-autobiographical stories, respectively based on Dahl's experience as a fighter pilot in the Second World War, and his motivation to become a writer. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 144561
DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.
London : 1849-50First edition in the original monthly parts of Dickens's classic Bildungsroman, his most lightly disguised autobiographical fiction, his first first-person novel, and his own favourite among his novels. After The Pickwick Papers, this may be the most difficult of his novels to find in nice condition in parts.
This set has all the requisite first... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 142570
DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
London : 1870First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as published between April and September 1870, with the stab-holes visible; handsomely bound. The author's final work, it remained unfinished at the time of his death, in June 1870, and has prompted much speculation as to the resolution of the mystery. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148073
DANTE ALIGHIERI. The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
London : 1819Second and best edition of one of the most important translations of Dante of the Romantic era, following the very scarce first edition which appeared in 1814 in such a diminutive format that it was barely legible.
"In January 1797 Cary began his translation of Dante's Divina commedia into blank verse. He started with the Purgatorio in 1797-8,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 146519
DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Game.
[New York] : 1978First edition, first printing. The board game is based on Dahl's classic story, designed using the artwork by by Joseph Schindelman for the first edition (1964).
The snakes-and-ladders-style board game is designed for five players, who compete to reach the television room. The game's designer, Sid Sackson (1920-2002), was an American writer,... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146630
DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist;
London : 1838First edition in book form, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate, a nice copy in the original cloth.
Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church"... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 145996
DICKENS, Charles. Our Mutual Friend.
London : 1865First edition of Dickens's last completed novel, bound from the original parts as issued from May 1864 to November 1865, with the stab-holes visible; handsomely bound.
"Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious) but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years and... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147990
DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities.
London : 1859First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as published from June to December 1859, with the stab-holes visible; this copy with the earlier state of p. 213 misnumbered "113" and the signature "b" present on the list of plates, as preferred by collectors.
Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains one... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 147826
DICKENS, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.
London : 1842First edition, a superb literary association, author's presentation copy from Dickens's first American tour, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr. the day after publication ("Richard Dana From his friend Charles Dickens, Nineteenth October, 1842") on the half-title in the first volume; additionally signed by Dana on the front pastedowns.
Shortly... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 145528
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.
London : 1960First 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 for her profound influence... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 138099
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.
London : 1960First 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 for her profound influence... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 146509
DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.
London : 1853First edition, bound from the original parts as issued between March 1852 and September 1853; handsomely bound.
"The satire of Bleak House focuses on the obfuscations and delays of the court of chancery which result in widespread human misery and suffering, but the novel's complicated plot and centripetal organization bring into the picture a... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 147834
DEIGHTON, Len. [Trilogy:] Berlin Game; Mexico Set; London Match.
London : 1983-84-85First editions, first impressions, all inscribed "to Liz" and signed by Deighton on the title or half-title. The first three of the Bernard Samson novels. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147682
DEIGHTON, Len. [Hook, Line & Sinker trilogy:] Spy Hook; Spy Line; Spy Sinker.
London : 1988-8990First editions, first impressions, of Deighton's sequel to the first Bernard Samson novels, Berlin Game (1983), Mexico Set (1984), and London Match (1985). Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147766