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Literature & History

One of the most exciting and expanding areas of rare book collecting at Shapero Rare Books has to be Literature.

We specialise in the best examples of key works of literature, including literary classics from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, modern first editions in their original dust-jackets, fine bindings, alongside children’s and illustrated literature from the 19th & 20th centuries.

Contact Roddy Newlands or Angus Robb for more information about Literature at Shapero Rare Books.

 

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  1. First UK edition, first impression of the Glenny translation; 8vo; publisher's green boards, title to spine gilt, with the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in the minimally sunned dust jacket with just a trace of fading at the spine.

    £650
  2. First edition, first impression, signed limited issue being copy xxx of thirty specially bound and numbered in Roman numerals signed by the author. Publisher's full grey morocco, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original blue cloth slipcase. Very slightly tanned at the spine - a lovely copy.

    £375
  3. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's dark brown boards with ski-track motif to front board, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Boards a little faded, very good in the somewhat marked and frayed dust jacket.

    £250
  4. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; pages a little toned as usual; publisher's red boards, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket.

    £150
  5. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; pages a little toned as usual; publisher's black boards, titles to spine in silver, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a short snag at the top of the spine panel.

    £125
  6. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; publisher's brown boards, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. A superb copy in the publisher's price-clipped dust jacket.

    £225
  7. First edition, signed presentation copy from the author; small 8vo; frontispiece portrait, patterned endpapers; publisher's blue lettered in gilt; accompanied by two autograph letters from the author.

    £95
  8. 8vo; title printed in red and black, rubricated throughout, extra title for Book of Psalms, light toning to leaves, prayer pasted to verso of front free endpaper; contemporary black morocco, elaborately gilt with central device to both covers, spine with 5 raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments, light rubbing to extremities, marbled endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £750
  9. First edition, first impression; 8vo; 9 illustrations by Henry Holiday, including frontispiece, with 'baker' for 'banker' on p83, light toning and spotting to prelims, previous owner's signature to half-title; publisher's cream pictorial cloth, spine and extremities slightly darkened, all edges gilt, first issue of An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves 'Alice' and 1928 newspaper clipping from The Times tipped in, overall a very pleasing copy.

    £1,250
  10. Reissue, inscribed by the author; 8vo; 12 woodcuts, 11 by Eric Gill, some full-page, scattered light foxing, slight toning to leaves; publisher's red cloth, black lettering to spine, spine faded, corners slightly rubbed, light toning to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy.

    £500
 

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