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Three Stories and Ten Poems by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

Paris: Contact Publishing Company, 1923. 12mo. Black lettered blue jacket over beige wraps, enclosed in green cloth slipcase. Hemingway's first book. Although Bill Bird's Three Mountains Press' In Our Time was contracted earlier, Robert McAlmo...

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Little Dorrit by DICKENS, CHARLES

London: Bradbury and Evans, 11 Bouverie Street, 1857. Half brown leather and brown cloth boards, gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt title stamped direct, top edge gilt, comb-marbled endpapers, bound by J & J.P. Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen with t...

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The Poems of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

Middlesex: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited to 510 copies of which this is one of 500 on paper. Printed in red and black with ornamental borders and initials. Finely bound in full olive green morocco with inlays of green and brown leather with ornate gilt w...

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Maria Chapdelaine by HEMON, LOUIS

Paris: Editions Mornay, 1933. Number 765 of 1950 copies. In the original birchbark wraps which are fine wrapped in a glassine which has a few small tears. Hemon's classic story illustrated by one of Canada's greatist artists, this copy has also be...

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The Maltese Falcon by Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Grey cloth with dark blue titles and decorations to spine and the falcon on the front panel. Wrapped in FACSIMILE DUST JACKET. Cloth a little soiled with edgewear. Pencil inscription on endpaper. A nice copy of Hammett...

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The Doctrine of Justification of Faith Through the Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ, Explained, Confirmed & Vindicated by OWEN, JOHN

London: R. Boulter, 1677. New full brown leather gilt with elaborate embossing on front and rear panels. New endpapers. Red stained edges worn. First edition of an important work of Puritan Christianity and the Reformation by one of it's leading autho...

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Revolt in the Desert by LAWRENCE, T.E

London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. One Quarter dark brown pigskin over light brown buckram. Limited edition of 315 copies only of which this is #123. This is the abridged version of Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom which he did in order to pay the bills. ...

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The Wind in the Willows by GRAHAME, KENNETH

London: Methuen, 1931. Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel...

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London: George G. Harrap, 1925. One quarter vellum gilt over gray paper boards. 1000 copies for UK and 1000 copies for USA only, this being the UK edition. Number 346 signed by Harry Clarke. 21 full page illustrations (8 in colour). Decorated endpapers. T...

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The Death of the Moth and Other Essays by WOOLF, VIRGINIA

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942. Bound in green cloth, white spine lettering, pp. viii, 248, dust jacket by Vanessa Bell. Jacket browned, primarily to spine and flap-folds, with water flecks to the spine only, chips to the tips and spine ends ...

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Red cloth decorated in black and yellow. Wrapped in facsimile dust jacket. Hammett's first and maybe toughest book. Edges and spine darkened but suprisingly sharp panels. A very nice example of the 1st edition.. 1st E...

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Fairy Tales. Illustrated By Twelve Large Designs in Colour After Original Drawings By E.V.B. Newly Translated By H.L.D. Ward and Augusta Plesner by ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872. Bound in red cloth with ornate black and gilt decoration, gilt title and black rule to spine, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, black endpapers. Colour wood-engraved frontispiece and plates, signed "...

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Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero… With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. 1848 [i.e. January 1847 - July 1848]. First edition, first issue in the original twenty monthly numbers bound in nineteen parts. With the following first issue points: With the rare suppressed "Marquis of Steyne"...

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The Mark on the Wall by WOOLF, VIRGINIA

Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1919. Beige paper wraps with black lettering, stapled binding, pp. 10. Originally published in 1917 with a piece by Leonard Woolf as the first publication of The Hogarth Press in Richmond. This is the first separate printing, (alt...

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Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes by GREENAWAY, KATE

London: George Routledge & Sons, 1881. Pink cloth spine, cream cloth boards with lattice design on front and rear panels. Presentation copy Signed and dated 1888 by Kate Greenaway. 42 colour illustrations and rhymes.Clean copy with slight soiling to ...

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