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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. A trivial comedy for serious people by WILDE. OSCAR

Leonard Smithers and Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. (8.4 x 6.3 inches). One of 100 large paper copies, printed on Dutch hand made paper, numbered and signed by Oscar Wilde. Original publishers pale purple cloth with both boards and spine let...

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£37,500.00


A STUDY IN SCARLET. by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN

Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION in book form of the first Sherlock Holmes novel and the Author's first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Published the year before in Beetons Christmas annual. Green & Gibson A1, a.i. (second impression). Publish...

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£25,000.00


ULYSSES. by JOYCE. JAMES

Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1922. FIRST EDITION. Number 811 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies and one of 750 copies printed on handmade paper. There were 100 signed copies on thicker Dutch handmade paper numbered 1 - 100 and 150 large paper copies...

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£16,500.00


RIGHTS OF MAN. Bound with; RIGHTS OF MAN; PART THE SECOND. Combining Principle and Practice. by PAINE. THOMAS

J. S. Jordan. London. 1791 & 1792. FIRST EDITION, first printing of the second part, Fourth edition of the first. Two works bound in one volume. Small 4to.(8.4 x 5.4 inches). The first title; Bound without half title, viii, 8-171pp. -- The second title; ...

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£15,000.00


An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary. by STAUNTON. Sir GEORGE

Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorative gilt bo...

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£13,500.00


THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire by MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO

Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved head and tailpieces....

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£12,750.00


MY EARLY LIFE. - THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES. - GREAT CONTEMPORARIES. - STEP BY STEP. by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Odhams Press Limited. London. 1947. FOUR VOLUMES. First Odhams Press editions. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Finely bound for Churchill, by Zaehnsdorf bookbinders, for presentation. My early life is inscribed 'To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchi...

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£12,500.00


THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. An Heroi-Comical poem in five cantos. Embroidered with nine drawings by Aubrey Beardsley by BEARDSLEY. AUBREY. Illustrates. --- POPE. ALEXANDER

Leonard Smithers. London. 1896. LIMITED EDITION. 4to (10.3 x 8.1 inches). One of 25 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum. The title-page is printed in red and black. Illustrated with 7 full page plates and two illustrations within the text by Beard...

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£10,000.00


ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES by HEMINGWAY. ERNEST

Charles Scribner`s Sons. New York. 1950. PRESENTATION ISSUE, PRECEDING THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. One of just 24 copies, each bound in dark blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Hem...

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£9,500.00


THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT INTEREST AND MONEY. by KEYNES. JOHN MAYNARD

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Publishers dark blue cloth with four blind ruled lines on each board. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Aside from a couple of very small indents into the cloth on the spin...

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£7,500.00


SNIFFIN GLUE. Volumes 1 to 12. by PERRY. MARK. Edits

Mark Perry. London. 1976/77. First Editions. Quartos. Mimeograph stapled magazines. Original issues of numbers one to twelve, a complete run of the Fanzine (two supplements, or special issues, were published but are not present here). Complete with the o...

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£7,500.00


Unpublished typescript with manuscript corrections. --- Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85). by PICASSO. PABLO. -- BRASSAI. (HALÁSZ, Gyula)

Cannes. 1966. NP. 1966. Quarto (285mm x 233mm). 20 typed sheets in French (rectos only), legibly hand-corrected throughout by Brassai in black ink. Housed in a black cloth album, with each sheet in a separate clear plastic file. In excellent condition, ...

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£7,500.00


THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. by POTTER. BEATRIX

Frederick Warne and Co. London. 1902. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 16mo. (5.6 x 4.4 inches). First state of the text with "wept big tears" on page 51. Illustrated with colour frontis, line vignette of a bunny on the title page and 30 fine colour plates by the Au...

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£5,250.00


AMERICANA. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks by PROHIBTION COCKTAIL BOOK

NP. No Date. Circa 1925. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 8 hand blocked, hand coloured cocktail napkins mounted into the book among text pages. White printed boards with later plain burgundy cloth tape spine. Light soiling to b...

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£5,000.00


A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. by WILDE. OSCAR

John Lane at The Sign of The Bodley Head. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION. One of just 50 large paper copies printed on hand made paper. Small 4to.(8.4 X 6.3 inches). Original buckram with gilt lettering to the spine. Attractive floral designs by Charles Sha...

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£5,000.00


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