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

    Stock Code: 92305

    Out of stock

  2. 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

    signed

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  3. 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

    Out of stock

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 106099

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

    Stock Code: 99543

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

    Stock Code: 94963

    Out of stock

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. A Nip in the Air.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 175 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 77365

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  13. Pyramids. (The Book of Going Forth.)
    First edition, first impression. The seventh Discworld novel. Learn More
    £80

    Stock Code: 72171

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  14. The Holy Places.
    First edition, first impression. One of 900 numbered copies. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 68074

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  15. The Dark Island.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 59954

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  16. A Long Fourth and Other Stories.
    First edition, first printing of the Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. With an introduction by Robert Penn Warren. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 50037

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  17. The Tower.
    First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats's single most important collection. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112111

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  18. From Russia, With Love.
    First edition, first impression. This is the first of Fleming's novels for which Richard Chopping designed the jacket - as he would go on to do for virtually all the subsequent Bond books. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 110689

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  19. Signed photograph and letter.
    Photograph inscribed upper right "For J F Beckman, with best wishes, Len Deighton", together with a short letter dated "12 Dec Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 100769

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  20. Democracy and the Arts.
    First edition. Number 10 of 240 copies printed on part-rag paper and specially bound in niger leather with marbled paper made by Douglas Cockerell & Son. According to Geoffrey Keynes's recollections, Rupert Brooke probably read his paper, "Democracy and the Arts", to fellow members of the Fabian Society while he was its... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 101498

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