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We are delighted to present our seasonal end-of-year catalogue, comprising rare books, manuscripts, maps and modern art. Make this season truly memorable with timeless treasures that hold stories from the past.

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  • [Don Quixote].

    [ASHENDENE PRESS];
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    A near-fine set of this superb private press edition, undoubtedly one of Ashendene's finest achievements. Limited edition, one of only 225 copies;...

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  • Out of Africa.

    BLIXEN, Karen.
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    The UK edition precedes the much more common Random House printing. Memorably filmed. This is by far the best copy we have handled.Out of Africa i...

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  • Ostanovka v Pustyne [A Stop in the Desert].

    BRODSKY, Joseph.
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    First edition of Ostanovka v Pustyne [A Stop in the Desert] Brodsky's second book of poetry in Russian to be published in America. Described as hi...

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  • The Naked Lunch.

    BURROUGHS, William.
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    One of the triumphs of the Beat movement. An exceptional copy of Burroughs masterpiece, one of the triumphs of the Beat movement. Not common in thi...

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  • The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe.

    DEFOE, Daniel.
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    A handsome uniformly bound set of Daniel Defoe's (d.1731) much beloved essays and novels, comprising 19 works including Robinson Crusoe, The Histo...

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  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    DICKENS, Charles.
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    'the pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again'. The first edition, first issue in book form of Dickens' The Life and Adventures of Ni...

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  • A Decade of Years Poems...1798-1807.

    [DOVES PRESS]; WORDSWORTH, William.
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    Presentation copy from cobden-sanderson. Inscribed on front free end paper: 'To Mr Mason/ with the compliments/ of the printer C-S, Nov, 1911'. J.H...

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  • Keats.

    [DOVES PRESS]; KEATS, John; COBDEN-SANDERSON, Thomas James (selected & arranged by).
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    After establishing the Doves Bindery in 1893, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson partnered with Emery Walker to found the Doves Press in 1901. Alongsid...

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  • This Side of Paradise; The Beautiful and Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender is the Night; The Last Tycoon.

    FITZGERALD, F. Scott.
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    Superb set of five first editions. A superb set of first editions by one of the leading authorial voices of the Jazz Age, uniformly bound in an att...

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  • You Only Live Twice.

    FLEMING, Ian.
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    Presentation copy. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, 'To Jonathan from Ian'. The identity of Jonathan h...

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  • The Canterbury Tales.

    [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]; CHAUCER, Geoffrey; GILL, Eric (illustrator).
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    One of 500 copies. One of the major titles of the Golden Cockerel Press and an extraordinary collaboration between the press director and book desi...

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  • Brighton Rock.

    GREENE, Graham.
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    First edition. The first edition, published in New York, of Greene's (1904-1991) classic murder-thriller Brighton Rock. The original pictorial dust...

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  • In Our Time.

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest.
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    Hemingway's first collection of short stories and his first book published in the US. One of only 1335 copies printed.The chapters describe acts o...

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  • A Farewell to Arms.

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest.
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    First issue dust-jacket. A really good copy in the correct dust-jacket with the name 'Katherine Barclay' so spelled on the front flap.First edition...

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  • Winner Take Nothing.

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest.
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    'one of the best short stories ever written'. A 1933 collection of short stories by Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Hemingway, including A Clean, Well Li...

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  • Biggles - Air Commodore.

    JOHNS, Captain W.E.
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    The true first edition of this early, and uncommon, Biggles title.First edition, first impression; 8vo; illustrations, including colour frontispie...

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  • The Razor's Edge.

    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.
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    Signed. The true first edition published on 18th April 1944. The U.S. Trade edition was published two days later and the first English edition was ...

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