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  1. c
    First and only edition of this uncommon Southey title - only 6 locations on Copac, and a just a single copy recorded at auction - here offered a large paper copy in a handsome, and highly appropriate Regency morocco presentation binding. This was a piece which stirred some controversy. Originally published in the Quarterly... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 111638

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  2. The Works.
    The Manaton edition. Limited to 530 sets and signed by author. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111404

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  3. Changed.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Scarce. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 92305

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  4. vccv
    First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition. One of a limited edition of 800 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 77062

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  5. Live and Let Die.
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 112367

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  6. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression.
    Third folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the 17th-century folio editions. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The third folio is a reprint of the second (1632), but the second issue adds seven plays to the corpus, although... Learn More
    £500,000

    Stock Code: 108578

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  7. Angry Penguins Broadsheet.
    A complete set of ten issues. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of the magazine, Angry Penguins, which was devoted to modernist writings. The title came from Harris's poem, Mithridatum of Despair: "We know no mithridatum of despair/as drunks, the angry penguins of the night/straddling the cobbles of the square/tying... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 105022

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  8. Basil Seal Rides Again or The Rake's Regress.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies, this an out-of-series copy inscribed by the author on the limitation leaf, "For Frederick Stopp, from Evelyn Waugh, with autumnal greetings." Stopp, a Cambridge don, had published Evelyn Waugh: Portrait of an Artist five years earlier. It was... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 100251

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  9. Six Against the Yard.
    First edition, first impression. Stamped on the title page in purple ink "With the Publisher's Compliments". An interesting variation on the conventional detective fiction anthology, in which the six authors contribute stories featuring supposedly foolproof murders, each followed by an exposition of the flaws in the criminal... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 86243

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  10. Sculptor.

    Sculptor.

    [Northhampton, MA]: [1959]

    First edition. First printed in the Smith College magazine "The Grecourt Review" this 24 line poem is printed here in run of about 25 copies for the use of the author and editors. In our opinion although typically referred to as an offprint the removal of pagination and all all surrounding content elevates this rare little... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 76566

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  11. 2
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 66701

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  12. Stamboul Train.
    First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 65413

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  13. Poems by the Way.
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Phyllis Marion Ellis, from William Morris, October 21st 1891". The recipient was the daughter of Frederick Startridge Ellis, Morris's executor, publisher, and close friend. They met in 1864, introduced by Algernon Charles Swinburne... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 111626

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  14. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 106099

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  15. Bliss.

    Bliss.

    London: 1981

    First UK edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Originally published in Australia in the same year. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 104285

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  16. They Hanged My Saintly Billy.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 99543

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  17. Under The Net.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 94963

    Out of stock

  18. The Song of Bernadette.
    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Originally published as Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 95463

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  19. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
    First edition, first impression. With the errata slip tipped-in facing p. vi. A scholarly edition of the Middle English alliterative romance, the text being reproduced from the original 14th-century manuscript (now held as part of the Cotton Library at the British Library) with copious notes, details and glossaries by Tolkien... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 89320

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  20. The Hawk in the Rain.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 83754

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