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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography [SIGNED]
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography [SIGNED]

By Eric Idle

London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2018. 1st Edition . Fine. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Orange cloth binding. Unread copy in first class condition throughout. Signed by Eric Idle (without dedication) to half title page. Overall condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 290

$59.29

Dark Knights and Holy Fools: The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam [SIGNED]
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Dark Knights and Holy Fools: The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam [SIGNED]

By Bob McCabe/ [Terry Gilliam]

London: Orion, 1999. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 10.5 x 10.25 inches (26.5 x 25.5 cm). Signed by Author. Black cloth binding, very clean condition throughout. Signed and doodled by Terry Gilliam to blank facing title page (with dedication to 'Laurence'). Includes two tickets from 'An Audience with Terry Gilliam', an event at the Curzon Community Cinema on 13th November 2005 that included a showing of Gilliam's 'The Brothers Grimm'. A rare signed copy. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.45; Oceania £21.10; Rest of World £19.70. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 10.5 x 10.25 inches (26.5 x 25.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 192

$125.16

The Endless Migrations [SIGNED]
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The Endless Migrations [SIGNED]

By Roger Caras / Kimio Honda (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

New York: Truman Talley Books, 1985. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 6 x 9.5 inches (15 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear only. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Foxing to page edges, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Wateship Down with his bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'Thistle Hill Farm 11/12/90, to Richard Adams - from and admirer! My best to you! Roger Caras.' A lovely association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6 x 9.5 inches (15 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 263

$72.46

Sketches for The Flora

By W. Keble Martin / [Richard Adams]

London: Michael Joseph, 1972. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 7.75 x 10.5 inches (19 x 26 cm). Dust jacket: A few small marks. Clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Green cloth binding. Slight fading to top edge of covers. Light foxing to page edges, half title page and last page of index, otherwise clean throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A nice association copy, we also have a 1st edition of Keble Martin's 'Concise British Flora' from Adam's library. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 7.75 x 10.5 inches (19 x 26 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 208

$52.70

Innocent Killers [SIGNED]

By Hugo and Jane van Lawick-Goodall / [Richard Adams]

London: Collins, 1976. Reprint . Very Good/Very Good. 6.75 x 9.75 inches (17 x 25 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Faded to spine, creasing to foot of spine and rear flap. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Green cloth binding. Light foxing to page edge, foxing to endpapers, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down with his attractive bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to title page: 'To Richard Adams, with much admiration for your books. Hugo van Lawick.' A nice association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 6.75 x 9.75 inches (17 x 25 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 222

$59.29

The Poems of John Clare

By John Clare / J.W. Tibble (Ed.)

London: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1935. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20 cm). Complete two volume set. Lacking jackets. Maroon buckram binding. Some light staining to covers and upper page edges, fading to spine. Heavy foxing to endpapers, occasional spotting to text. Binding of volume II is slightly strained in one place. The first collected edition of John Clare's poetry, includes 300 previously unpublished poems. A good solid set. Overall condition is Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.25; Oceania £23.00; Rest of World £21.10. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxii, 569 + 567

$85.64

Book of British Birds

By [Richard Adams]

London: Drive Publications Limited, 1974. 2nd Edition . Good Plus. 6.75 x 11.25 inches (17 x 28.5 cm). Quarter brown leatherette with illustrated paper covered boards. Heavy fading to covers, light crease to spine. Light foxing to page edges and title page, otherwise in very clean throughotu. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down with his attractive bookplate to front free endpaper. Gift inscription from Elizabeth Adams to front free endpaper - presented to her husband on his 56th birthday. To the front pastedown endpaper she has written a John Clare's poem from 'Proposals for Building a Cottage'. A lovely association copy. Overall condition is Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.05; Oceania £22.25; Rest of World £20.60. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 6.75 x 11.25 inches (17 x 28.5 cm). Hardback

$59.29

The Endless Migrations
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The Endless Migrations

By Roger Caras / Kimio Honda (Illust.)

New York: Truman Talley Books, 1985. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 6 x 9.5 inches (15 x 24 cm). Lacking jacket. Quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Light foxing to top page edges, otherwise excellent. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6 x 9.5 inches (15 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 263

$18.45

Dream Island: A Record of the Simple Life [SIGNED]
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Dream Island: A Record of the Simple Life [SIGNED]

By R.M. (Ronald) Lockley / [Julian Huxley interest]

London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1988. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 5.25 x 8.5 inches (13.5 x 21.5 cm). Signed by Author. New edition with a forward by Lucy Irvine. Slight marking to top page edge, light browning to page edges and margins. Very light water staining affecting a few pages to outside margin. Clean text throughout. Inscribed and signed by Ronald Lockley to the half title page: 'For Juliette with love, who knows well my Dream Island of Skokholm, having lived there once with her three me: Julian, Anthony & Frances. Reprinted June 1988. Ronald Lockley.' Lockley's classic 1930 account of life as a struggling farmer and naturalist on the island he leased from 42 years from 1927. The recipient was Juliette Huxley, the widow of renowned scientist and conservationist Sir Julian Huxley. Lockley was a lifelong friend of the Huxley's, and they had collaborated on Alexander Korda's 'The Private Life of the Gannets' in 1934. This was the world's first natural history documentary and won an Oscar in 1938. A wonderful association copy. . Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 8.5 inches (13.5 x 21.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 166

$158.10

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) [SIGNED]
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The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) [SIGNED]

By Roald Dahl / Quentin Blake (Illust.)

London: Puffin Books / Penguin Books, 2001. 6th Impression . Near Fine. 5 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Signed by Author. Unread copy, a couple of slight marks to page edges otherwise in first class condition throughout. Signed by Quentin Blake to inside of front cover. Overall condition is Near Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 376

$158.10

The Last Great Wild Beast Show

By Bill Jordan and Stefan Ormrod / [Richard Adams]

London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1978. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Dust jacket: Faded to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Brown cloth binding. Foxing to page edges, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Includes a compliments slip from the publisher (sent at the request of Mr. Jordan). An expose of poor practises in British Zoos and an appeal for smaller, specialised collections. An interesting association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 271

$39.53

Fishing Dreams

By T.T. Phelps / [Richard Adams]

London: The Batchworth Press, 1949. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Rubbing and wear to spine and corners of boards. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Blue cloth binding. Light foxing to page edges, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Gift inscription to Adams on front free endpaper, dated Christmas 1955. Signature is indistinct but does not appear to be from Phelps. A nice association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 242

$72.46

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1974. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight fading to spine. Slight creasing to ends of spines, light browning to flaps. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Fifth printing of the second edition. Green cloth binding, slight fading to edges, of covers, a few small marks to covers. Fading and small spot to top page edge. Very light tanning to endpapers otherwise in very clean condition throughout. The fold out map is in excellent condition. Signed by the author to slip of paper pasted to title page. We have acquired a large section of Richard Adams's library, ranging from his childhood books, through his wartime reading and up to his later life as a successful author and animal rights campaigner. Please see our other items for many more signed books and association copies from this collection. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

$329.38

Cathedrals: A Contribution by Poets to the Celebration of the Nine Hundreth Anniversary of Winchester Cathedral

By Anne Ridler, John Heath Stubbs, John Taylor, Diana Carroll, Humphrey Clucas, Clive Sanson, Brian Morris, John Ormond, Ian Caws, Ted Walker, Leslie Norris, Robert Gittings, Elizabeth Jennings, Patric Dickinson, Peter Levi Norman Nicholson, Kathleen Raine

Winchester: Winchester College Printing Society, 1979. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 8.5 x 11.75 inches (21.5 x 30 cm). Limited edition, No 634 of 900 copies. Oatmeal cloth binding with leather title labels to front board and spine. Excellent condition throughout. Ornate gift inscription to leading blank. . Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 8.5 x 11.75 inches (21.5 x 30 cm). Hardback

$46.11

The Warden [SIGNED]

By Anthony Trollope / [Wilson Harris] / [Richard Adams]

London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, 1906. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17 cm). Signed by Author. First novel in the Barsetshire series. Blue buckram binding. Spine has light rubbing and slight wear to ends. Decorative endpapers, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Signed to front free endpaper by Wilson Harris, editor of the Spectator from 1932 to 1953. An interesting association copy. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxvi, 272

$46.11

Law of the Wild

By H.M. Peel / [Richard Adams]

London: Rex Collings, 1974. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.25 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm). Dust jacket: Fading to spine and covers, a couple of tiny marks. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Brown cloth binding. Light foxing to page edges, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A nice association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 138

$59.29

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

London: Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, 1976. 1st Illustrated Edition, 2nd Impression . Near Fine/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight rubbing to corners otherwise excellent. Unclipped with publisher's amended price label to front flap. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with light shelf wear and very slight bumping to one corner. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Second printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. Tiny bump to lower tip of rear board otherwise in first class condition throughout. Included with the book is a paperback exhibition catalogue from Henry Sotheran Ltd., issued to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication. The catalogue's card wraps feature colour illustrations by John Lawrence and the title page is signed by both Richard Adams and John Lawrence. The exhibition contained many fascinating items including rejection letters from various publishing houses, and the original manuscript of Watership Down (28pp plus 8 pages of illustrations.) We have acquired a large section of Richard Adams's library, ranging from his childhood books, through his wartime reading and up to his later life as a successful author and animal rights campaigner. Please see our other items for many more signed books and association copies from this collection. Overall book condition is Near Fine. Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$658.75

Antarctic Wildlife [SIGNED]

By Bryan Sage / Eric Hosking (Photog.) / [Richard Adams]

London: Croom Helm, 1982. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 8.5 x 11.5 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Black cloth binding. Foxing to page edges, small mark to contents page, otherwise very clean throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Signed by Eric Hosking to first blank page. Adams had a keen interest in the Antarctic, and travelled there in 1982 with ornithologist Ronald Lockley. They jointly published 'Voyage through the Antarctic' in the same year. A rare signed copy with interesting association. . Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 8.5 x 11.5 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 160

$85.64

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

London: Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, 1979. 1st Illustrated Edition, 4th Impression . Fine/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Small closed tear and slight scuffing to spine otherwise in nice clean condition. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with light shelf wear. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Fourth printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. First class condition throughout. Comes with a photograph of Richard Adams, hand signed by him in blue ink, plus a cover letter from Adams's secretary photo. We have acquired a large section of Richard Adams's library, ranging from his childhood books, through his wartime reading and up to his later life as a successful author and animal rights campaigner. Please see our other items for many more signed books and association copies from this collection. Overall book condition is Fine. Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$527.00

Racketty-Packetty House: As Told by Queen Crosspatch

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, 1907. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5.25 x 6.5 inches (13 x 16 cm). First UK edition, originally published in the US the previous year. Blue cloth binding with colour illustrated panel to front board. Rubbing to front board. Rubbing to ends of spine, light stain to rear board. Browning to endpapers, clean text throughout. Binding slightly loose. . Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 6.5 inches (13 x 16 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 92

$39.53

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