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cover of THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN

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Published
1905
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George Newnes, Limited. London. 1905. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). viii, 404, 4pp of publishers adverts at rear. Illustrated with sixteen mono plates by Sidney Paget. Some light spotting to a few pages but overall a very good copy in recent leather binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey. Half dark blue morocco, five raised bands to… Read more
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cover of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. - The Two Towers. - The Return of the King

THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. - The Two Towers. - The Return of the King

by TOLKIEN. J. R. R

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Published
1954
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First edition.
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George Allen & Unwin. London. 1954 and 1955. FIRST EDITION, first printings of Volumes 2 and 3. The 1st volume is 1954 2nd impression. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.5 inches). A bright and clean set throughout. Fold out map of Middle earth at the end of each volume. The set has been finely bound in recent full red… Read more
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cover of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another adventure of Sherlock Holmes

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another adventure of Sherlock Holmes

by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN

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Published
1902
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George Newnes, Limited. London. 1902. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). Illustrated with sixteen mono plates by Sidney Paget. A little spotting to a few pages but overall a very good clean copy in recent leather binding of full tan morocco. Five raised bands to spine, which is ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red and green morocco… Read more
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cover of INTO BATTLE. Speeches by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C. H., M.P. Complied by Randolph S. Churchill. M.P

INTO BATTLE. Speeches by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C. H., M.P. Complied by Randolph S. Churchill. M.P

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

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Published
1941
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First edition.
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Cassell and Company. Ltd. London. 1941. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.8 inches). Portrait frontis. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. A fine, crisp and unread copy. Neat previous owner armorial bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper. In a very near fine dustwrapper with just one tiny nick to the top of the front hinge and… Read more
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cover of MOONCHILD. A Prologue

MOONCHILD. A Prologue

by CROWLEY. ALEISTER

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Published
1929
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First edition.
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The Mandrake Press. London. 1929. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Some very mild foxing to fore edges and some light offsetting to the endpapers from the dustwrapper but overall a bright, clean and fresh copy in publishers dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. In the original colour illustrated dustwrapper with striking designs by… Read more
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cover of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. - The Two Towers. - The Return of the King

THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. - The Two Towers. - The Return of the King

by TOLKIEN. J. R. R

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Published
1954
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First edition.
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£12,500.00

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George Allen & Unwin. London. 1954/55. FIRST EDITION, first printings of Volumes 2 and 3, 1st volume is 1963 13th impression. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 inches). Top edge of the fellowship dyed red, the others plain. Fold out maps at the end of each volume are all in bright and crisp condition with no tears or damage.… Read more
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cover of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES.

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES.

by KIPLING. RUDYARD

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Published
1912
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First edition.
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£475.00

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Doubleday, Page and Company. New York. 1912. FIRST AMERICAN TRADE EDITION, IN PUBLISHERS DELUX LEATHER BINDING. Oblong 8vo. (4.4 x 6.4 inches). 8 unnumbered leaves. Each text leaf has a green rule and dot border, the text printed in black with green initial letters. Pages are sewn in with the original white cord. In the rare original delux publishers… Read more
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cover of A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN.

A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN.

by WOOLF. VIRGINIA

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Published
1929
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First edition.
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Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London. 1929. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (7.2 x 4.8 inches). Finely bound in recent full brown morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. A Lovely copy.
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cover of THE COLLECTED WORKS. Waiting for Godot; Malone Dies; Molloy; Cascando; Endgame; Film; Happy Days; How it Is; Krapp's Last Tape; More Pricks Than Kicks; Murphy; Poems in English; Proust; Stories and T exts for Nothing; The Unnamable; Watt

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Grove Press, Inc. New York. 1970. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. 16 volumes. Complete. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.7 inches). One of only 200 sets, numbered and signed by Beckett in Waiting for Godot. This set is number 134. Publishers original black cloth bindings with gilt ruling and lettering to front boards and spines. Blue endpapers. Ink underlining on 24 pages of… Read more
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cover of OLD POSSUM' S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

OLD POSSUM' S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

by ELIOT. T. S

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Published
1939
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First edition.
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Faber & Faber Limited. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.6 inches). 45pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding. Only 3005 copies were printed.
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cover of REBECCA.

REBECCA.

by DU MAURIER. DAPHNE

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Published
1938
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First edition.
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£875.00

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Victor Gollancz Limited. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Some very minor browning to the page edges, as is common with the cheap paper used in this book, and a couple of pages with a crease to the outer corner of the page, otherwise a very good copy finely bound in recent full black morocco, spine… Read more
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cover of SCOOP. A Novel about Journalists.

SCOOP. A Novel about Journalists.

by WAUGH. EVELYN

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Published
1938
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First edition.
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£600.00

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Chapman and Hall Ltd. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). Some offsetting to the half title and a few pages with minor spotting but overall this is a bright, clean copy. Finely bound in recent full dark red morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt. Compartments with gilt lettering and decorative centre pieces. Single ruled… Read more
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cover of THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH.  The Book of Lost Tales; The Lays of Beleriand; The Shaping of Middle-Earth; The Return of the Shadow; The Treason of Isaengard; The War of the Ring; Sauron Defeated; The Lost Road and Other Writings; Morgoth's Ring; The War of the Jewels; The Peoples of Middle-Earth. ---- Plus: Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth

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George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins. London. 1983 - 1996. FIRST EDITIONS. 1st impressions. 8vo. 13 volumes. A complete set of the 12 volume History of Middle Earth plus the extra Unfinished Tales volume. Illustrated with texts and maps printed in both Colour and Mono. Original publishers boards in different colours but all with uniform gilt lettering… Read more
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cover of HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY. And its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day

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George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London. 1946. FIRST U. K EDITION. 8vo.(8.8 x 5.9 inches). 916pp. A lovely clean copy bound in the original publishers oatmeal cloth with brown and yellow stamped lettering panels to the spine. Two neat previous owner names to the front free endpaper otherwise a fine, crisp and clean copy throughout. In the original… Read more
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cover of KIM.

KIM.

by KIPLING. RUDYARD

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Published
1901
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First edition.
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£550.00

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Macmillan and co. Ltd. London. 1901. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.3 inches). Finely illustrated with ten mono plates by J. Lockwood Kipling. A very small amout of spoting to the fore edge but overall a clean and bright copy. Finely bound in recent full deep red morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards.… Read more
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cover of THE SELECTED NOVELS.

THE SELECTED NOVELS.

by MAUGHAM. W. SOMERSET

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Published
1953
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William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1953. FIRST EDITION. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.4 inches). A little spotting to just a few pages and the fore edges otherwise a very good clean set in attractive leather bindings of recent half dark green morocco. Spines with five raised bands. The compartments are ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on the… Read more
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cover of COLLECTED POEMS. Compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead

COLLECTED POEMS. Compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead

by BETJEMAN. JOHN

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Published
1958
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£500.00

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John Murray. London. 1958. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 4.7 inches). A fine copy in recent leather binding of full dark purple morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A lovely copy of this fantastic collection.
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cover of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. A story for children

by LEWIS. C. S. ; BAYNES. PAULINE. Illustrates

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Published
1950
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First edition.
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Geoffrey Bles. London. 1950. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated throughout with full colour frontis & line drawings by Baynes. A small area of abrasion to the half title page, where a previous owner name has been erased, but not affecting the text. A very good bright and clean copy in fine leather binding. Recent full dark… Read more
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cover of GHASTLY GOOD TASTE. Or, a depressing story of the rise and fall of English Architecture

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Chapman & Hall Ltd. London. 1933. Manuscript copy of the book in a neat hand, with the writer's brief notes in the margins, in a ruled notebook. (10 x 8.1 inches). Calligraphic title page, the text written in black, red and green inks. Photo negative of the fold out 'Street of taste' pull-out and typed leaf of 'The growth… Read more
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cover of OUR EXAMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS. With letters of protest by G. V. L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon

OUR EXAMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS. With letters of protest by G. V. L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon

by BECKETT. SAMUEL. ; WILLIAMS. WILLIAM CARLOS. ; EUGENE JOLAS. & Others

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Published
1929
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£450.00

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Sylvia Beach. Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1929. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. (7 x 5.6 inches). Page edges tanned, as usual, a small stain to the fore edge of the first handful of pages and a few minor chips to the edges of a few leaves, otherwise a very good example in the original cream coloured paper wraps, printed in… Read more
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