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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 Method of Ethics.

    SIDGWICK, Henry.
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    'one of the few indisputable classics in the history of moral philosophy'. The first edition of this systematic study of ethics often considered th...

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  • The Third Policeman.

    O'BRIEN, Flann.
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    One of The Master's masterpieces. A mystery story concerning the disappearance of a policeman and the strange presence of strange bicycles....Firs...

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  • Loot.

    ORTON, Joe.
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    Orton's second staged play, widely regarded as a comic masterpiece. Winner of the 1966 Evening Standard Drama Award for best play.First edition, c...

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  • Stories and Plays.

    O'BRIEN, Flann.
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    A collection of stories in which the writer reveals himself in all his incarnations - as playwright, as novelist, as short-story writer and critic...

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  • The Poor Mouth (An Béal Bocht).

    [O'BRIEN, Flann] GOPALEEN, Miles na (pseud.); POWER, PATRICK C. (translator); STEADMAN, Ralph (illustrator).
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    First English-language edition of Flann O'Brien's comic masterpiece, first published in the original Gaelic and Anglo-Irish dialect in 1941.First ...

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  • The Case of the Perjured Parrot.

    GARDNER, Erle Stanley.
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    First edition of the author's fourteenth title to feature the character of Perry Mason.First edition, first impression; 8vo; very slight age-tonin...

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  • Dictionnaire Abrégé du Surréalisme.

    [SURREALISM].
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    Containing valuable information about the poets and visual artists of the movement, the work was compiled to accompany the 1938 Exposition Interna...

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  • Le Nouveau Candide.

    PENROSE, Valentine.
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    Superb association copy - inscribed to André Breton. A superb association copy, inscribed by the author to André Breton on the half-title, 'à André...

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  • The Magus.

    FOWLES, John.
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    With its rich, complex and intertextual narrative - Magic Realism and Shakespeare's Tempest on a Greek island - this is arguably Fowles' best nove...

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  • The House of the Dead.

    DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor; GARNETT, Constance (translator).
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    First Constance Garnett translation of Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical novel. A very uncommon and important edition; published as volume five i...

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  • Money:

    AMIS, Martin.
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    Presentation copy. First edition of what is widely considered to be Amis' masterpiece, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper, 'To Pete...

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  • The Naked Civil Servant.

    CRISP, Quentin.
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    Presentation copy. Rare presentation copy of Quentin Crisp's 'early' memoirs, inscribed on the front free endpaper, 'To John McFadden from Quentin ...

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  • Greek Horizons. Volume 1, No. 1.

    PATMORE, Derek (editor); DURRELL, Lawrence; WARNER, Rex; WALLER, John [et al.] (contributors).
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    Signed by John Waller. The first and only appearance of Greek Horizons, a literary journal founded in Athens in 1946 by British author and war corr...

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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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  • Repetition.

    KIERKEGAARD, Søren.
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    'the whole of life is a repetition'. Kierkegaard's great philosophical novel exploring the concepts of atonement, and the remembrance of things to ...

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    LAWRENCE, T.E.
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    First trade edition. An excellent example of T.E. Lawrence's classic memoir, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, in a smart vellum binding by Bumpus lettered ...

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  • The Harder They Fall.

    SCHULBERG, Budd.
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    Presentation copy. First edition of the author's second book, with his signed presentation inscription in blue ink to the front free endpaper, 'For...

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  • The Ginger Man.

    DONLEAVY, J.P.
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    First edition of the author's first novel; a debauched comedy set in post-war Dublin, following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.First e...

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  • Stranger in a Strange Land.

    HEINLEIN, Robert A.
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    Presentation copy. First edition of Heinlein's masterpiece, with the author's signed presentation inscription in blue ink to the title page, 'To Jo...

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  • En attendant Godot.

    BECKETT, Samuel.
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    Effectively the earliest obtainable manifestation of Godot.Written between October 1948 and January 1949, the play was not produced until January ...

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  • Under Milk Wood.

    THOMAS, Dylan.
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    First edition in book form of Thomas' last work. Originally commissioned as a BBC radio drama, the play was first broadcast on 25 January 1954 and...

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