Recent acquisitions include beautiful first editions in dustwrapper of Karen Blixen's Out Of Africa, Leslie Charteris' "Saint" novel The Misfortunes Of Mr. Teal, and the first two books from Peter Fleming. Special illustrated titles include the signed deluxe issue of E. H. Shepard's colour illustrated edition of The Wind In The Willows and the first colour illustrated edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic Just So Stories, signed by the author. For fans of all things fab and groovy we offer the rarest of all Genesis publications in Derek Taylor's It Was Twenty Years Ago Today, ordinarily one of only 100 copies, this is the artist's proof copy. An obscure Alice In Wonderland production, a proof copy in proof dustwrapper of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and books signed by J. G. Ballard, Simon Raven, Tony Harrison, Patrick Leigh Fermor, David Walliams and Alan Lee also feature. A full list of recent acquisitions can be seen here

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First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with faint spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the bright original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears to the extremties. Not price-clipped (15s net to the front flap, although crossed through, repriced in ink and crossed out again!).

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15194
 


 
Author / Artist: Ballard, J. G.
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981

First UK edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author. Publisher's original beige cloth with dark brown titles to the spine, in the Bill Botten illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents a little toned to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is faded at the extreme panel edges. Not price-clipped (£6.50 net to the front flap).

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "To Chris / J. G. Ballard".

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 15150


Author / Artist: Ballard, J. G.
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1979

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Bill Botten illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents a little toned to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is slightly faded at the extreme panel edges. Not price-clipped (£4.95 net to the front flap).

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 15149
 


 
Author / Artist: Ballard, J. G.
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1976

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Bill Botten illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents a little toned to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£3.50 net to the front flap).

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15148


First edition with these illustrations, first printing. Illustrated with 12 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white line drawings by Debra McFarlane. Publisher's blue buckram with silver and red lettering and illustration to the upper board and spine, in the card slipcase. Blue top-stain. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated Peter Pan, very much in the style of the Golden Age illustrators.

Price: £95.00 Stock code: 15216
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original colour illustrated boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout by the author. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with some spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine original dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny nicks to the extremities. Not price-clipped (8s 6d net to the front flap). A beautiful example.

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 15210


Author / Artist: Berry, Ian
Publisher: London: Allen Lane, 1978

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 100 black and white photographs throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the page edges lightly toned otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and toned photographically illustrated dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£5.95 net to the front flap)

Issued simultaneously in paperback by Penguin books. The photographer's first book.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 15235
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, in first state dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth without fading and the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Small bookseller's paper label to bottom edge of the front pastedown. Complete with the very near fine price-clipped dustwrapper which is otherwise without loss or tears and showing just the slightest of rubbing to the extremities and toning to the rear panel. The dustwrapper is in the correct first state without reviews to the front flap. A lovely example, scarce thus.

This UK first printing precedes the American first edition of 1938 which was issued under the author's pseudonym Isak Dinesen.

Price: £3500.00 Stock code: 15157


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original pink cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by Peggy Fortnum throughout. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine price-clipped dustwrapper.

The eighth adventure of the London domiciled bear from deepest, darkest Peru.

Price: £65.00 Stock code: 15207
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by Peggy Fortnum throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and square with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly creased and original dustwrapper. An excellent example.

Price: £40.00 Stock code: 15201


First edition. Publisher's colour illustrated boards, yellow cloth spine. Colour frontispiece and illustrations is two colours and black and white to every page. The Alice ABC is on twelve pages in centre of book, preceded by an unattributed story called 'Crabs' illustrated by Marion Main and followed by the poem 'Plushy' by Janet Ritchie. An excellent near fine copy, the binding bright and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A super example of a very scarce and fragile production.

No copies located in the British Library or any other institution for that matter. The illustrator Arthur Mansbridge was the father of Norman Mansbridge, who illustrated 'Alice in Blunderland'.

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 15245
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth a little toned at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed at the extremities and with a short closed tear at the fold of the spine and upper panel. Correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. An exceptional example of a very scarce Saint title in dustwrapper.

Price: £2850.00 Stock code: 15228


First edition. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the bright original dustwrapper which remains without fading of the spine.

Two new Saint adventures "The Pastor's Problem" and "The Unsaintly Santa".

Price: £30.00 Stock code: 15227
 


 

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with some spotting or toning to the cloth edges, the contents spotted to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps but with indentation to the endpaper of a previous hand written price. Complete with the J. Z. Atkinson designed dustwrapper which is rubbed and darkened but entirely complete. Not price-clipped (with a reduced price paper label over the printed 7s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 15203


First UK edition, first printing. Six volumes. Rare publisher's deluxe bindings of navy blue pebble-grain morocco with titles in gilt to the spine, for presentation by the author. Top edge gilt. Each volume is in excellent near fine condition, the bindings clean and square with light rubbing at the extremities, the contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

A beautiful set of Churchill's best-selling history, offered in its rarest and most desirable form. Only 100 copies of this deluxe presentation first edition were issued (compared to 200,000 - 300,000 copies of the regular trade edition). [Woods A123b].

Price: £5000.00 Stock code: 15156
 


 

First illustrated edition, first printing (contemporaneous with the Cassell first edition). Four volumes. Publisher's original blue cloth, with gilt titles and borders to the upper board and spine. Red leather title labels. Blue top-stain. An excellent very near fine, clean, square and tight set showing only the mildest of rubbing to the binding extremities. The contents are entirely complete, spotlessly clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A beautiful example of the Chartwell edition.

[Cohen A267.2; Woods A138d].

Price: £250.00 Stock code: 15200


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original grey paper covered board with titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by William Nicholson throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a little spotting to the margins are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine illustrated dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed at the extremities. An attractive example.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15196
 


 

First edition with these illustrations. Beautiful full red leather prize binding, blindstamped decorative borders to the upper board, decoration and titles in gilt to the spine. Guisborough Grammer School emblem in gilt to the upper board. Illustrated with 16 full page colour plates by Rowland Wheelwright. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm showing minor rubbing at the extremities. The contents with an ink inscription to the front pastedown and a few light foxing spots to the endpapers are otherwise cleanand bright throughout. An attractive illustrated edition of a Dickens classic.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15152


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with dark blue titles to the spine. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth fresh and the binding firm with just a little toning to the spine. The contents are entirely complete, with a small previous owner's name and date to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 15197
 


 
Author / Artist: Fleming, Peter
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1933

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original russet cloth with titles and illustration in green to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Reddish-brown top stain, as issued. Illustrated with photographs throughout. A very good or better copy the binding square and firm, the cloth clean and bright. The contents are a little spotted to the prelims and margins throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little toned to the spine and with a couple of pieces of tape to the underside. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). Scarce.

The first printing of the author's first book, about his search for the lost British Colonel Percy Fawcett in the Brazilian jungle.

Price: £850.00 Stock code: 15231


Author / Artist: Fleming, Peter
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1934

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with titles and illustration in orange to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Green top stain, as issued. Illustrated from photographs taken by the author. Folding map. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is a little toned and has a small chip at the head of the spine. Not price-clipped (8s 6d net to the front flap). Scarce in the first edition dustwrapper.

The author's second book.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 15232
 


 

First edition thus. Deluxe signed limited edition. Original publisher's full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, in the publisher's printed slipcase. Five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine, the upper board illustrated in gilt. All edges gilt. Full colour endpapers illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, and without fading or toning of the spine, the contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The original slipcase remains firm and bright with just light rubbing at the extremities. A beautiful example.

Limited to 250 copies of which this is hand numbered 218 and signed by E. H. Shepard in black ink on the limitation page. Originally illustrated by E. H. Shepard in black and white for the 1931 printing of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale, for this edition, Shepard redrew the illustrations based on those originals, adding colour for the first time.

Price: £2000.00 Stock code: 15213


First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of closed tears and a lightly faded spine. Very scarce.

The autobiography of Paprika, the executive vice-president of Jay Thorpe, one of America's most exclusive fashion retailers for women. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 15174
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and emblem to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Etched frontispiece and a map of Wessex at the rear. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the extremities, the cloth clean with without marks. The contents are entirely complete and without loose pages, there is a small ink inscriptions to the top right corner of the front endpaper and a little spotting to the prelims otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive example.

The first fourteen chapter end pages are numbered indicating earliest state. (Purdy pp. 86–91).

Price: £225.00 Stock code: 15229


First edition. Publisher's orange boards with titles in black to the upper board and spine, housed in the original cloth slipcase. Small oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Introductory text by Haring. With 20 illustrations printed thick Rivoli paper. The drawings were created by Haring during the course of one afternoon in his New York studio whilst listening to Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley. "These drawings are about the Earth we inherited and the dismal task of trying to save it - against all odds". An excellent near fine copy the binding square and firm with light fading to the spine. The slipcase with a little darkening and light marking remains firm and intact.

Published in an edition of 2500 hand numbered copies of which the first 500 were intended to be signed by Haring, but he sadly died the week before the book was published therefore no signed copies were produced. This is copy number 631.

Price: £500.00 Stock code: 15204
 


 
Author / Artist: Heaney, Seamus
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1969

First edition. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with two previous owner's inscriptions to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which has a few tiny closed tears to the rear panel edge and remains bright and without fading. Not price-clipped (15s net to the front flap).

An attractive example of the author's second collection for Faber.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 15243


Author / Artist: Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1964

Uncorrected proof copy of the first UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original green "cape" card covers, titles printed in black, in the proof state dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square, clean and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine lightly creased oversize proof dustwrapper, noted 'Proof Only' and with the provisional publication date on the rear flap. Uncommon pre-publication example in the dustwrapper.

Misbound with pages 161 - 192 included twice, once at the front before the half title and title page and again correctly at the rear of the volume.

Price: £400.00 Stock code: 15230
 


 

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents spotted to the text block edges and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked and creased to the extremities and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp at the head of the upper panel.

Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15171


The Joseph Jefferson edition. Two volumes. Signed by Joseph Jefferson. Beautiful full blue morocco by The Trautz-Bauzonnet Bindery. Gilt decoration and morocco onlaid flowers in two colours to the upper and lower boards, four raised bands with titles and gilt decorated compartments to the spine. Front and rear inner boards with central colour morocco onlaid rose, gilt decoration and borders. Blue silk endpapers. Top edge gilt. Hand-coloured frontispiece illustration and 72 illustrations throughout the text of volume I; Hand coloured frontispiece and 83 illustrations throughout the text of volume II. Spines lightly faded and a hint of rubbing at the edges otherwise a fine, exquisitely bound copy.

Numbered 76 of 250 copies, volume one with an original autograph of the famous American actor and comedian Joseph "Joe" Jefferson tipped onto the limitation page.

Price: £480.00 Stock code: 15241
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt title to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding square and firm and the contents clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustjacket. Not priced-clipped (£4.95 net to the front flap). A lovely copy.

The first of Barnes's pseudonymous mysteries featuring Duffy.

Price: £35.00 Stock code: 15182


First edition, first printing with these illustrations and the first ever colour illustrated edition. Signed by Rudyard Kipling. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the front and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout by Joseph M. Gleeson. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm showing light rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. All twelve full page colour plates are present as called for and in fine condition. Other than a little light spotting to the prelims and margins, the pages remain clean and bright throughout. An attractive example, rare in signed state.

Signed in black ink by Rudyard Kipling underneath his printed name on the title page. A beautifully illustrated and important edition of this classic of children's literature. This was the first printing of Kipling's classic tales to be issued with full colour illustrations. Signed copies of any of Kipling's major works are scarce, especially so in significant editions such as this.

Price: £4750.00 Stock code: 15234
 


 
Author / Artist: Larkin, Philip
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1974

First edition, first printing. Original grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine square copy, the contents with a small ink signature to the endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£1.40 net to the front flap).

Price: £125.00 Stock code: 15217


Author / Artist: Leigh Fermor, Patrick
Publisher: London: John Murray, 1986

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Complete with the near fine original dustwrapper that would be fine but for a faded spine. Not price-clipped (£13.95 to the front flap).

Inscribed and illustrated on the front endpaper by the author in blue ink "For Christopher Woods / with very many thanks ... / Patrick Leigh Fermor / 9 Oct. 1986 London".

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 15215
 


 
Author / Artist: Powell, Anthony
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1964

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Broom-Lynne illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the upper edge of the text block a little dusty and a previous owner's name to the front free endpaper, otherwise the contents are clean throughout. Complete with the near fine un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap).

The seventh volume in the author's A Dance To The Music of Time series.

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15224


Author / Artist: Powell, Anthony
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1966

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Broom-Lynne illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine ever so slightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (21s net to the front flap).

The eighth volume in the author's A Dance To The Music of Time series.

Price: £85.00 Stock code: 15226
 


 
Author / Artist: Powell, Anthony
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1968

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Broom-Lynne illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, crisp and un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (25s net to the front flap).

The ninth volume in the author's A Dance To The Music of Time series.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15222


Author / Artist: Powell, Anthony
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1971

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Broom-Lynne illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine, crisp and un-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£1.75 / 35s net to the front flap).

The tenth volume in the author's A Dance To The Music of Time series.

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15225
 


 
Author / Artist: Raven, Simon
Publisher: London: Anthony Blond, 1959

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Oliver Carson illustrated dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the text block spotted to the edges. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (15s net to the front flap)

Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front endpaper "Patricia + Dickie [Muir] / With love from / Simon". The Muirs were close friends of the author who for years owned La Popote in Walton Street (where after a marc-drenched lunch Raven's first novel Feathers of Death got its title 'Sire, the wings of a man's life are plumed with the feathers of death' - an Elizabethan seaman's words to his sovereign). Dickie was by all accounts a remarkable character, in spite of being an unremarkable restaurateur and his wife, Patricia, a woman of supreme taste, helped crucially by creating a succession of country houses in which the couple would entertain.

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15220


Author / Artist: Shute, Nevil
Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1947

First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with some spotting to the text block edge and an ink inscription to the front endpaper, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which remains without fading of the spine. Not price-clipped (9s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £75.00 Stock code: 15202
 


 
Author / Artist: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1963

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good, the binding firm with a little rubbing at the extremities, the contents remain clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which remains clean and bright. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). An attractive example.

Price: £175.00 Stock code: 15205


First edition. Publisher's original blue paper covered boards. Small 8vo (xii), 174pp, [i]. A very good copy, the binding with some splitting and small chips but holding firm, bright and without repair or restoration. The contents with the bookplate of Cortachy Castle to the upper left corner of the front pastedown are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example in entirely original condition. Scarce.

OCLC WorldCat locates just The British Library copy, Copac adds copies in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh University and National Maritime Museum.

Price: £325.00 Stock code: 15198
 


 

First edition. Limited edition. Artist's Proof. Signed by the author to the limitation page. Publisher's original three-quarter red morocco and blue buckram, titled in gilt to the spine, in slipcase. All edges gilt. Small mark to the spine otherwise a very fine copy of this beautiful production.

The rarest of all of the Genesis Publications published in a limited edition of 100 signed copies. This copy is the artist's proof copy, identified as such on the limitation page and identical to the numbered issue otherwise. The author Derek Taylor was the press officer for The Beatles, these are his illustrated recollections of 1967 and all things fab and beautiful.

Price: £6750.00 Stock code: 15189


First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Folding map to the rear. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents with a neat bookplate to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine and bright dustwrapper which remains entirely without loss, tears or fading. Not price-clipped (£4.95 to the front flap).

Price: £60.00 Stock code: 15211
 


 

First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator. Publisher's original black cloth with bronze titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in colour throughout. A very fine, as new copy in the very fine original dustwrapper.

Signed by the illustrator Alan Lee in black ink on the title page.

Price: £36.00 Stock code: 15237


First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and the illustrator. Original yellow cloth boards with blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Tony Ross with black ink wash drawings throughout. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding clean and square with a little bumping at the spine tips, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which remains without fading or tears just a little creasing at the extremities. Not price-clipped (£12.99 to the upper front flap).

Signed by David Walliams and Tony Ross in black ink on the title page. The award winning author's third book for children.

Price: £275.00 Stock code: 15242
 


 
Author / Artist: Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1942

First edition, first printing. Original grey textured cloth with blue titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Blue top stain. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a bookplate to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has small chips and a few tears at the extremities, but retains much of the original colour to the spine, scarce thus. Not price-clipped (8/- to the front flap).

Price: £425.00 Stock code: 15206


First edition,first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt title to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus throughout the text. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm with just a small glue mark at the bottom of the front panel. The contents slightly spotted to the prelims and text block edges are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the original dustjacket which is a little creased at the edges and with the original duraseal cover still attached. A nice copy.

Price: £120.00 Stock code: 15185
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles on a green morocco label to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little toning to the extremities of the green cloth. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lighltly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a few tiny closed tears at the extremities. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap, as called for). A beautiful example.

A collection of excerpts from the novels, some essays and humorous articles which have not previously been printed in book form.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 15209


Author / Artist: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins, 1958

First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm with a little spine lean, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few short closed tears to the extremities. Not price-clipped (12/6net to the front flap).

Apparently an unrecorded variant binding, the book and dustwrapper corresponding entirely with the first printing listed in McIlvaine with the exception of the cloth colour (blue instead of red and gilt lettering rather than black). (McIllvaine A81a).

Price: £50.00 Stock code: 15193
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line drawings by Thomas Henry throughout. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's inscription to the front pastedown nearly entirely hidden by the dustwrapper flap are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which is chipped with loss of the publisher's name to the bottom of the spine. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap).

Price: £150.00 Stock code: 15199


Hand painted Venetian binding (circa 1934) of full vellum, decorated in multiple colours, highlighted in gold. Top edge gilt. Leather ties. Patterned endpapers. Portrait frontispiece. In very good condition, the binding a little rubbed to the extremities, the contents with a gift inscription to the front free endpaper are otherwise clean and bright throughout.

Price: £375.00 Stock code: 15236
 


 

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of short closed tears and some toning to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the front flap).

Price: £200.00 Stock code: 15190

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