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ULYSSES by JOYCE. JAMES.;

John Lane The Bodley Head. London.,1936. FIRST BRITISH EDITION. Large 8vo.(10.3 x 7.9 inches). ONE OF 900 COPIES printed on Japon Vellum paper. This copy number 597, from a total edition of 1000 copies. xvi,768 pp(including blank leaves). Finely bound by...

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£2,500.00


THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Portrait frontis of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeill of the Seafo...

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£2,750.00


LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria. by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans in the text. Publishers advert leaf and 32pp catalogue, dated 10.99, at the end of text. A little foxing to the...

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£800.00


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


THE PROPHET. by GIBRAN. KAHLIL

Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. Octavo. (8.3 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with 12 full page mono plates by the author. A bright and clean copy finely bound in recent full black morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, th...

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£4,750.00


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


LUCAN'S PHARSALIA. Translated into English Verse by Nicholas Rowe by LUCAN

Jacob Tonson. London. 1718. FIRST ROWE EDITION. Folio. (16 x 10.3 inches). xxv, (5), 446, 55, (1) pp. Complete. Engraved frontis, large folding map and several engraved vignettes throughout. Small area cut from the title page, possibly to remove a previo...

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£600.00


ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there by CARROLL. LEWIS. ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1898. FIRST SIXPENNY EDITIONS. 8vo. (8.4 x 6 inches). Both volumes are the first printings of the Macmillan sixpenny series. Illustrated with forty two and fifty line illustrations, respectively, by John Tenniel. Publi...

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£350.00


THE SECOND WORLD WAR. by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. Some minor spotting to the first 3 pages of the first volume otherwise a fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full red morocc...

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£2,000.00


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

John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1937. FIRST ENGLISH TRADE EDITION. Large 8vo. 766 pp, including details of the books troubled history and a bibliography of the works of Joyce. Very good copy with printed illustration of two characters from Ulysses by ...

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£225.00


WINNIE THE POOH. by MILNE. A. A. Shepard. E. H. Illustrates

Methuen & co. London. 1926 . FIRST EDITION. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Decorative map endpapers. Internally a clean and bright copy throughout. Publishers original dark green cloth, decorated in gilt with illustration of ...

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£750.00


ROMEO AND JULIET. Shakespeare's Tragedy of by SHAKESPEARE. WILLIAM. ; HATHERELL. W(Illiam). R. I

Hodder & Stoughton. London. ND. 1912. FIRST HATHERELL EDITION. 4to. (9.9 x 7.6 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 22 fine, full colour plates. Each tipped in and with a printed paper guard. A fine, crisp copy in publishers brick red cloth with bri...

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£400.00


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


ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED FILM ANIMATION CELL OF 'BASHFUL' FROM SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by DISNEY. WALT

Walt Disney Enterprises. USA. 1937. ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED IMAGE ON CELLULOID. Image is 6.6 x 4.5 inches. Mounted glazed and framed to give a full size of 13.1 x 10.8 inches. A rare original hand-painted sheet of Celluloid from Disney's first animat...

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£3,750.00


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