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  1. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, red topstain. With the pictorial dust jacket. A lovely copy in the dust jacket with just a couple of very minor tear and the merest trace of bleed from the cloth to the verso at one fold.

    £1,250
  2. Limited deluxe edition, number 344 of 652, signed by the author; crown 4to (260 x 200 mm); 45 illustrations including frontispiece portrait of Grace, small mark and hole to base of tissue guard, not affecting image, else internally near fine; publisher's half black morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, small, professional repair to head cap, offsetting (browning) to endpapers, fore-edges toned, with a few minor spots, otherwise a near-fine and very bright copy; xii, 512pp.

    £1,200
  3. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author; 8vo; light spotting to prelims and endpapers; publisher's pale sage cloth, black lettering to spine, boards lightly marked, with the buff dustjacket (supplied from another copy) printed in red, jacket slightly toned and chipped, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce work.

    £1,500
  4. First edition of the Garnett translation, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo, two leaves opened roughly publisher's blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges green, with the scarce dust jackets which are slightly tanned, fine copies.

    £1,500
  5. Second edition. 8vo, xxiv, [ii], 420, [i] pp., pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), 12 other illustrations, red half morocco gilt by Winstanley of Manchester, light foxing to plates, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,100
  6. Third edition. Small 8vo (15 x 9 cm). pp. iv, 216, 24 publisher's catalogue at rear, large folding hand-coloured map at rear, ( measures 63 x 76 cm when folded out),previous owner's ink inscription on front front endpaper, some slight spotting throughout; publisher's pictorial blue gilt decorated cloth boards, slightly worn and marked on lower board and spine; overall a very good copy.

    £1,500
  7. First edition, sole impression; 8vo; portrait frontispiece, foxing throughout as usual; publisher's buff wrappers, blue paper title label to front wrapper printed in black, a very decent copy.

    £1,250
  8. 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
  9. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth, white paper title label to spine printed in black. With the dust jacket.

    £1,500
  10. Hand-coloured engraved double-page map, English text on verso, inset views of The Royal Palaces of Richmond and Nonsuch (now demolished) in upper corners; 510 x 380mm; framed: 440 x 560 mm.

    £1,250
 

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