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A Guide To Modern Cookery : With Related Ephemera by Escoffier, A

The First UK printed by Heinemann in 1907. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. The book retains the original publisher's boards with gilt titling and decoration to the the front cover. Some pushing at the spine ends with a little splitting. Mild splittin...

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£1,350.00


Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator) by Adams, Richard

First edition thus published by The Paradine Press (London) in 1976. With a new foreword by the author. Signed by the author. Publisher-commissioned Sangorski and Sutcliffe full green morocco binding, with gilt illustration and titles to the upper board a...

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£2,250.00


War Of The Worlds : Pearson's Magazine : VOL. III. And Vol. 1V : The First Appearance In Print With Illustrations By Warwick Goble by Wells, H.G

The First UK printing published by Pearson's Magazine, London in 1897. A 2 Vols. set : 'Vol. 111 May to June 1897' and 'Vol 1V July to Dec 1897'. The BOOKS retain their original decorated publisher's boards. The first volume comprises bound issues of the ...

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£1,350.00


Wind In The Willows (With The Original DustJacket) by Grahame, Kenneth

The Second UK Printing published by Methuen in October 1908 - the same month as the first printing. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and is in remarkable condition for its age. The Wrapper has protected the covers well and the gilt design remains very b...

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£2,950.00


Alice's Adventures In Wonderland : Illustrated By Charles Robinson With All Plates Present : First Issue by Carroll, Lewis

The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by Cassell and Company, Ltd, London in 1907. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. 179 pages, b/w plates and text illustrations, 8 colour plates. Top edge gilt. All of the pages and col...

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£3,950.00


Mary Poppins And Mary Poppins Comes Back : The First Omnibus Edition by Travers, P. L

The First UK Printing of this omnibus edition published by Peter Davies in 1940. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. Red lettering to the boards remains bright. Light toning and dustiness to the text-block but the pages ...

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£750.00


Gulliver’s Travels : Illustrated By Rex Whistler by Swift, Jonathan

A Two Volume Set. The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by The Cresset Press in 1930. 2 volumes, folio in half-sheets. Original publisher's bindings by Wood, London which have undergone NO restoration or colouring. The BOOKS are in V...

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£6,950.00


Italian Food : With Illustrations By Renato Guttuso by David, Elizabeth

The First UK printing published by MacDonald, London in 1954. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Some pushing and light fading at the spine tips. Light rubbing to the lower edges. Mild bumping to the lower corner. Light spotting to the prelims with a l...

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£850.00


The Farmer's Year by Leighton, Clare

The First UK printing published by Collins, London in 1933. The BOOK is in Very Good++condition. The binding remains tight. Light bumping to the upper edges. Mild fade to the spine ends. Neat gift inscription to the first bank endpaper. Light minor creasi...

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£1,350.00


Look Homeward, Angel by Wolfe, Thomas

The First UK printing published by Heinemann, London in 1930. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A little pushing at the spine ends and some dustiness to the upper text-block. The gilt tilting to the spine remains very bright. Light offsetting to the end...

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£750.00


Little Tim And The Brave Sea Captain : With The Wrapper And Also A H/W Letter From The Person Confirming Them-self As The Model For Tim : With The Wrappered First UK edition by Ardizzone, Edward

The First UK printing published by Oxford University Press, London in 1936 with the correct sequence 'London, New York, Toronto' to the title page. The BOOK is in Very Good condition. Some pushing and rubbing at the spine ends, corners, edges and folds. T...

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£1,250.00


Out Of Africa by Blixen, Karen (Dinesen, Isak)

The First UK printing published by Putnam, London in 1937. The BOOK is in exceptionally near Fine condition. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to the spine. The binding remains square and tight. The cloths without fading and the contents clean throug...

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£5,250.00


The Hunting Of The Snark : Presentation Copy Signed By The Author by Carroll, Lewis

The First UK printing published by Macmillan and Co, London in 1876. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. One of approximately 100 copies in the publisher's deluxe binding of red cloth, although only 80 copies may have been ready for Carroll to sign at pu...

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£12,500.00


Death Of A Naturalist : Signed By The Author With A Quotation From ‘Personal Helicon’ by Heaney, Seamus

The First UK Printing published by Faber and Faber, London in 1966. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is near Fine condition with just a little fading of the pink colouring to the spine a...

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£7,500.00


Invisible Man by Ellison, Ralph

The First UK printing published by Victor Gollancz in 1953. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with light pushing at the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright. One or two very tiny spots to the text-block. Internally clean and appears unread. The fr...

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£1,250.00


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