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    First edition, one of 1,000 copies on handmade paper by Blanchet Frères et Kléber, this number 80. One of Goupil's lavishly Romantic turn-of-the-century illustrated historical biographies, here in a really handsomely appropriate binding. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111974

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  2. The Book of Common Prayer,
    An attractive copy in contemporary crushed morocco. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 62587

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  3. Patterns of Negro Segregation.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101481

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  4. Photograph portrait.
    Signed by Churchill on the mount. The studio portrait shows Churchill seated half-length in black formal jacket and bow-tie. In October 1951 Churchill became prime minister for the second time. The society photographer Vivienne's autobiography, They Came to My Studio: Famous People of Our Time was published in 1956. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 102631

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  5. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (18501936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 112539

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  6. Seen in the Hadhramaut.
    First edition, first impression, the presumed first issue binding. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 112511

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  7. Canning, Preserving and Pickling.
    First edition, first printing. Recipes for jellies, jams, relishes, catchup and pickling. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110812

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  8. Researches in Sinai.
    First edition. "Petrie's greatest contribution to the study of Egypt's history was the revelation of its earliest phases. When he first began to dig, textbooks began with the pyramid builders Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112194

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  9. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,
    First edition, an unusually fresh complete copy in handsome contemporary tree calf, of this survey of the Atlantic Islands by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778-1846). The "Isles Fortunees", the Blessed Isles, of the Atlantic, now understood to be the Canary Islands, were thought in classical antiquity... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112168

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  10. The Family Devotional Bible
    A handsome Victorian family Bible. With the family register left blank. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 111931

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  11. Self-Interpreting Bible:
    An elaborately bound late nineteenth-century family Bible with chromolithographic illustrations. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111929

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  12. The Story of the World's Oldest Profession; The Autobiography of a Pimp; The Autobiography of a "Madame".
  13. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears.
    First edition, first printing. The winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1976. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 107437

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  14. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
    First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111444

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  15. The Nazarene Gospel Restored.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK the preceding year. Scarce. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112782

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  16. A Handbook on Hanging.
    First US edition, a year after the first UK edition. Nice copy of Duff's timeless satire on the death penalty, described by Dylan Thomas as a minor classic, both the Daily Herald and T.P.'s Weekly invoking comparisons with Defoe in reviews reprinted on the jacket, the latter considering it "an exquisite piece of irony".... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 112737

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  17. Bejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog.
    First edition, a rare interleaved copy owned by Swedish philologist Sven Hylander (1797-1825) with his comments and additions to the work. Hylander was lecturer at the University of Lund and studied Icelandic manuscripts. The famous Swedish poet Esaias Tegner, who was a lecturer in Greek at Lund, wrote an elegy for Hylander... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112682

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  18. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes
    First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110960

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  19. Das Wesen des Christentums.
    First edition, first printing, well represented institutionally but apparently rare in trade, with only one copy recorded at auction, of "these lectures on 'The Essence of Christianity' by the then professor of church history at Berlin University... received with an enthusiasm unparalleled for centuries in the field of religious... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112557

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  20. Appearance and Reality.
    First edition. Bradley was one of the last idealist philosophers. His work was notably the subject of T. S. Eliot's unpresented doctoral thesis at Harvard, which was eventually published in 1964 under the title Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley. "When reflecting on why Bradley's writings and personality... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112518

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