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  1. First edition, limited to 2000 copies; 3 vols, 12mo (166 x 100 mm); half-titles present including half-title to volume I (P6, final leaf) inserted at front, some spotting and browning, very occasionally more pronounced, small, closed vertical tears to lower margins of pp 85-87 of vol. II, the first touching four lines of text, without loss, 1 page with blank integral leaf; gift inscription to title of vol. I, letter tipped in at front of vol. I; mid-19th-century reddish brown half roan gilt over cloth, rubbed, upper joints slightly cracked and upper joint to volume I weak but holding, in all a very good set.

    £30,000
  2. First edition. 8vo, xiii, 22 6pp., 16 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 60 illustrations on 46 plates, original red pictorial cloth gilt, spine faded, a very good clean copy.

    £950
  3. First edition; 13 vols (complete), small 4to (c.205 x 155 mm.); illustrations, advertisements, occasional foxing, mostly peripheral but very occasionally affecting text to vols II, VIII, XII & XIII, otherwise mostly bright; publisher's yellow cloth blocked in back with titles and illustration, spines darkened, minor soiling to boards, extremities a little bumped but in all, very good.

    £2,250
  4. First edition thus, signed by Oliver Messel below dedication; 4to (285 x 210 mm); eight mounted colour plates, some sporadic spotting to text leaves but not affecting plates; publisher's purple clot, lettered on both spine and upper board in white and blue, illustrated dust-jacket, spine darkened, creasing to upper edge due to being made slightly too tall for the book, otherwise a very good copy, with no restoration.

    £650
  5. First edition, signed by Edward Ardizzone; 4to (263 x 198 mm); 46pp., numerous in-text illustrations (some coloured), internally clean; publisher's pictorial boards, pictorial dust-jacket, boards slightly rubbed at extremities, dust-jacket with slight creasing at upper margin, otherwise near-fine.

    £550
  6. First edition, first printing; 8vo (195 x 140 mm); illustrations and pictorial endpapers by E.H. Shepard; publisher's salmon pink cloth gilt, top edge gilt, light browning to endpapers, dust-jacket, spine slightly darkened, light surface soiling, light creasing to head, small ink spot to rear panel and small nick to one corner, otherwise a near-fine copy.

    £2,250
  7. 12mo (178 x 115 mm); frontispiece and further illustrations by Hugh Thomson, light toning to endpapers, otherwise near-fine; publisher's red calf, lettering and decoration in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, very mild handling wear, otherwise also near-fine copy.

    £225
  8. High quality half tone image of Beckett mounted on tan card and signed on the mount. In fine condition.

    £3,250
  9. First trade edition, first printing (only preceded by the private edition of just 35 numbered copies). Small 8vo. Original wrappers printed in blue and black. In the very early, if not original glassine. Contents somewhat browned as always with the papier courant issue, very light vertical crease to backstip but an absolutely stunning copy and rare thus. Contained in a custom-made, blue cloth drop-down box.

    £4,500
  10. First edition, first impression; one of 100 copies on hand-made paper signed by Beckett, t.e.g., unopened; original full tan morocco, intriguing doodle in ink to the title page of what I feel must be Pim and Pim [sic] the creatures of this remarkable book, a beautiful copy in the very slightly marked slipcase.

    £1,500
 

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