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Browse our new arrivals consisting of rare books, manuscripts first editions and copies in fine bindings, recently acquired by Shapero Rare Books. Contact our team of rare book specialists for more information.

 

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  1. First edition in book form ('latter' for 'letter', p. 160; 'flys' for 'flies', p. 245; 'visiters' for 'visitors', p. 272); 8vo (234 x 154 mm, 12¾ x 6 in); half-title, engraved portrait of Dickens after Daniel Maclise, 39 engraved plates by H.K. Browne [Phiz], frontispiece and first four illustrations in first state with imprint of Chapman and Hall (cf. Smith I, 5, p. 42), some minor toning and a few spots to plates, portrait of Dickens spotted (as usual) with transfer onto title-page opposite, plate 37 ('The breaking up at Dotheby's Hall') bound out of sequence after p. 620, small closed tears to list of plates professionally repaired at outer margin, very small loss to upper corner of pp. 501-502 (not affecting text); publisher's dark olive green cloth, front and back covers stamped in blind, recased with new yellow endpapers, spine slightly sunned, small closed tear at foot, extremities slightly bumped, othewise very good.

    £2,600
  2. First edition, first state (without advertisements and with lettering of 'METHUEN' at foot of spine measuring 3 mm), signed by the author on the title-page, 8vo (176 x 113 mm, 7 x 4½ in), endpapers slightly toned, publisher's blue cloth, slightly bumped at extremities, second state dust-jacket (with sub-title to upper panel and 'Books by A. Clutton-Brock' to lower panel), spine lightly browned, spine ends and corners chipped, a very few short tears, light creasing to head, small ink stain to inside flap.

    £2,225
  3. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 447; viii, 588 pp., 2 portrait frontispieces, numerous wood-engraved plates, 2 maps (1 large folding), contemporary crimsion morocco gilt extra, cream silk doublures, all edges gilt, a fine set.

    £2,500
  4. First editions, 5 vols including Blaikie's Life, 8vo, uniform half calf gilt by Henry Young of Liverpool, tan and black labels, a fine set.

    £5,000
  5. First edition. 8vo. xii, 493 pp., 2 pages of ads at end, 2 maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt roundel to upper cover, upper inner hinge split, a very good copy.

    £400
  6. First trade edition; 8vo; half-title, marginal browning to leaves, endpapers browned, otherwise internally fine; publisher's pale green paper-covered boards, black lettering to spine and upper cover, original dust jacket, neatly restored and price-clipped, with landscape design printed in black, magenta and blue, some minor wear, mostly to the lower edge, overall an attractive copy; 567pp.

    £2,250
  7. Sole edition, small 8vo; 10pp., chromolithographed throughout; in the original publisher's wrappers, an excellent example.

    £1,200
  8. Single volume, illuminated manuscript on paper, in Arabic, complete, 231 leaves, 260 by 165 mm; single column, 16 lines fine black naskh script, surah headings in red throughout, occasional marginal additions copied int he same hand, catch-words throughout, leaves ruled in gilt and blue, verses marked by gilt roundels throughout, some very faint scattered ink smudges overall very clean and crisp condition; contemporary fine hand-painted lacquered boards, outer covers with elegant floral compositions set against a striking bronzed background, framed within a border of floral cartouches, inner covers in red with gilt spiralling vines, backed in leather, very clean and attractive condition.

    £15,000
  9. Special edition, signed by the author, number 94 of 300 numbered copies, from a total edition of 310 (10 reserved for the author numbered i-x); 8vo; publisher's plain green boards, presented in matching slipcase, a bright and attractive copy.

    £650
  10. First editions, first impressions; 4 vols, 8vo; comprising Justine, signed and dated by the author on the title page, internally fine; publisher's red cloth with gilt title on a pale blue background, pale blue topstain, dust-jacket in near-fine condition, 1957; Balthazar, internally fine; publisher's blue cloth with gilt title on a red background, dust-jacket slightly scuffed on the spine but otherwise very good, 1958; Mountolive, internally fine; publisher's yellow cloth with gilt title on a purple background, dust-jacket in near-fine condition, 1958; Clea, internally fine; publisher's red cloth with gilt title on a dark green background, dust-jacket slightly toned but otherwise very good, 1960; slight rubbing and creasing to extremities, else a very bright and crisp set.

    £3,750
 

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