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Modern First Edition books represents one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of book collecting, attracting collectors of literature across a range of ages and catering to a very broad church of tastes and enthusiasms. Here we have a wide variety of signed, inscribed, and limited editions by the most sought-after authors. Shop now.
  • The Common Reader.

    WOOLF, Virginia.
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    The first combined edition of Woolf's famous collections of essays, first published in 1925 and 1932 respectively, in the dustjacket designed by V...

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  • Desolation Angels.

    KEROUAC, Jack.
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    Inscribed by the poet Allen Ginsberg. First US edition of Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel. Written almost directly after On the Road, althoug...

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  • The Man with the Golden Gun.

    FLEMING, Ian.
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    A very good example of one of Fleming's most famous Bond novels, a popularity further enhanced by the film starring the lamentably now late Roger ...

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  • You Only Live Twice.

    FLEMING, Ian.
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    A first edition/first impression (stating 'First Published 1964' versus the second state 'March 1964').First edition, first impression; 8vo; light...

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  • Epics of the Fancy.

    FARNOL, Jeffrey.
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    Presentation copy inscribed by the author. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, 'To Capt. Harry Cleveland ...

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  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    A rousing account of the early history of Britain, the work describes the great men and women of the past and their impact on the development of t...

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  • The Second World War.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    This magnum opus took the ageing Churchill some years to complete although he started making copious notes as early as 1940. Interestingly enough ...

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  • The Education of a French Model: Kiki's Memoirs.

    PUTNAM, Samuel (translator); Hemingway, Ernest (introduction).
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    Translated into English by Samuel Putnam from the original French memoir written by Alice Prin, a French artist and model better known as Kiki, th...

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  • Forked Branches.

    POUND, Ezra.
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    A beautifully produced, posthumous collection.First edition, sole printing; 4to; frontispiece by Dellas Henke; publisher's quarter cloth, grey tex...

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  • La France de Profil.

    STRAND, Paul & Claude Roy.
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    Paul Strand moved to France in 1950, aged 60, largely to escape McCarthyism, which was prevailing in America. He had initially intended to locate ...

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  • Tulsa.

    CLARK, Larry.
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    Tulsa is a key work in post-war American photography, containing graphic photographs of sex, violence, and drug use in the Oklahoma suburb, much o...

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  • Robbery Under the Law: The Mexican Object Lesson.

    WAUGH, Evelyn.
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    Presentation copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in black ink to the front free endpaper, 'Frederick Godber, with kindest regards from...

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  • Wine in Peace and War.

    WAUGH, Evelyn.
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    One of 100 copies - numbered & signed by the author. First edition of this essay commissioned by Evelyn Waugh's London vintners Saccone & S...

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  • Noblesse Oblige.

    MITFORD, Nancy (editor); LANCASTER, Osbert (illustrator).
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    Presentation copy inscribed by Evelyn Waugh. Presentation copy of the first edition of this 'great tease', with pieces on 'U' and 'Non-U,' inscribe...

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  • Scott-King's Modern Europe.

    WAUGH, Evelyn.
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    Presentation copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in pencil to the front free endpaper, 'For Christopher / with love from / Evelyn / Ch...

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  • A Tourist in Africa.

    WAUGH, Evelyn.
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    First edition, documenting Waugh's voyage to East Africa in 1959.First edition, first impression; 8vo; black and white illustrations, including fr...

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  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.

    WAUGH, Evelyn.
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    First edition, trade issue, of Waugh's semi-autobiographical work based on the hallucinations he endured from bromide poisoning while self-medicat...

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