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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 edition; 8vo; marginal toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, spine ends slightly bumped, faint stain to top edge, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, slight toning to spine, minor creasing to spine ends and corners, overall a very good copy.

    £150
  2. First edition; 8vo; ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, leaves slightly toned, light foxing to prelims and endpapers; publisher's pink cloth, gilt lettering to spine, light spotting to edges, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket by John Andrew, slight edge-wear, repaired tear to head of spine, some spotting to rear panel, overall a very good example.

    £150
  3. First edition, second impression, signed by four members of the cast; 8vo; slight age-toning to leaves, some spotting to fore-edge; publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, extremities slightly rubbed, minor offsetting to endpapers, with the price-clipped pictorial dustjacket by Bertram Prance, minor loss to spine ends and corners, some toning, slight loss to upper cover, overall a very good example.

    £375
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; light spotting to endpapers, otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's dark grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, orange topstain, light spotting to fore-edge, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, an excellent example.

    £275
  5. First UK edition, first impression; 8vo; slight toning to leaves, very occasional spotting to fore-edge; publisher's green cloth, silver lettering to spine, slight rubbing to extremities, faint dampstain to lower edge of rear board, with the unclipped dustjacket, rear panel slightly dust-stained and marked, some chipping to spine ends, repaired tear to front panel, overall a very good copy.

    £275
  6. First edition, first impression; 8vo; unmarked internally; publisher's black boards, gilt lettering to spine, small mark to rear board, spine ends slightly bumped, patterned endpapers, with the price-clipped pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping, some toning and spotting, creasing to edges, spine ends chipped with minor loss, otherwise a very good copy.

    £275
  7. First edition, first issue; 8vo; light age-toning to leaves, otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's dark grey cloth, silver lettering to spine and upper cover, patterned endpapers, with the unclipped first issue pictorial dustjacket (priced 10s 6d) by Richard Chopping, light wear to spine ends, some toning to edges, otherwise an excellent example.

    £250
  8. First edition, first impression; 8vo; unmarked internally; publisher's second state binding as usual with silhouette to upper board, silver lettering to spine, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket by Pat Marriott, light edge-wear, some toning to rear panel, spine slightly darkened, otherwise an excellent example.

    £2,500
  9. First edition, first impression; 8vo; unmarked internally; publisher's black boards, gilt lettering to spine, green patterned endpapers, light spotting to top edge, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping, slight toning to flap edges, otherwise a near-fine copy.

    £675
  10. First UK edition, first impression; 8vo; very occasional spotting, primarily to last few leaves, light age-toning; publisher's maroon cloth, red lettering to spine on white paper label, spine ends slightly bumped, light offsetting to endpapers, with the original dustjacket, slightly sunned, foot of spine chipped with loss, some edge-wear, repaired tear to rear panel, a very good example.

    £425
 

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