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A selection of rare books, that our curators have selected as their personal favourites.

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  1. Sense and Sensibility.
    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

    Stock Code: 88406

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  2. The Poems.
    First Kelmscott edition, one of only 500 copies printed. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 91614

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  3. The Poems of William Shakespeare,
    First Kelmscott edition, one of only 500 copies printed. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 73722

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  4. Love Poems and Others.
    First edition, first impression, of Lawrence's first book of verse, his third book overall. Very scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 106241

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  5. Entwurf einer Verallgemeinerten Relativittstheorie unde einer Theorie der Gravitation.
    First separate edition, first impression of Einstein's 1913 "Draft Generalised Theory of Relativity", a turning point in his thought leading from special to general relativity, and the first example of his new appreciation that mathematics was central to the development of theory. One of the papers indicated by Weil's bibliography... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 83031

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  6. Women In Love.
    First edition, UK issue being one of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Martin Secker bought 50 sets of sheets from the unsigned American edition, and bound them very much in the Secker style, though the publisher's name does not appear anywhere in the book. The regular trade edition did not appear in England for another... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 49677

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  7. The Tempest.
    £500

    Stock Code: 108309

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  8. Julius Caesar. A Tragedy
    An unusually good example of an early quarto edition, surviving examples of which are commonly found trimmed and in poor condition. There is no lifetime quarto of Julius Caesar, which was first published in the first folio in 1623, that text being the sole authority for the play. Unusually for a major Shakespeare play, the... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 69998

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