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  1. First illustrated edition, One of 325 copies on large paper, signed by the author; 4to (289 x 211 mm, 11½ x 8¼ in); 41 full-page wood-engraved plates and headpieces by Vivien Gribble, folding map after Emery Walker, paper watermarked 'Original Turkey Mill | Kent', slight spotting at extremities; publisher's vellum-backed boards, leaves uncut, dust-jacket, dust-jacket chipped at head of spine with some creasing and minor loss, otherwise very good.

    £4,750
  2. Number 131 of a limited edition of 175 copies, signed by the author; folio (304 x 242 mm), title in red and black, illustrations by Leonard Baskin, numbered prospectus loosely inserted; publisher's pictorial limp vellum, gilt, a little yellowed (as usual), top edge gilt., others uncut, original slip-case, small dent to one edge, otherwise very good, a near-fine copy.

    £500
  3. First English edition, first impression, first issue; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, titles and star device to spine in silver, marbled endpapers, grey topstain, with the dust jacket; spine gently rolled, topstain faded, very mild ghosting to spine through the dust jacket but an exceptional copy in the lightly spotted, and tanned dust jacket missing a small piece at the top of the spine panel. A lovely copy.

    £1,750
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's tan boards, titles to spine in black, with the dust jacket. Page stock very slightly browned as often, but an excellent copy in the jacket.

    £50
  5. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's brown boards, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. Page stock browned as usual, spine just a touch rolled but an excellent copy in the dust jacket with some sunning at the spine.

    £75
  6. First edition, first impression, signed by the author; 8vo; publisher's sage green boards, titles to spine gilt, with the pictorial dust jacket. A beautiful copy in the dust jacket.

    £125
  7. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's red cloth, titles to spine gilt on a black ground, yellow topstain, with the Michael Ayrton dust jacket. A lovely copy in the dust jacket.

    £95
  8. First edition, first impression; 8vo; contemporary ownership inscription (encorporating the CND logo!), two small address stickers to front free endpaper; publisher's blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, with the Rosoman designed dust jacket. An excellent copy in the mildly tanned dust jacket with a small stain to the rear panel.

    £65
  9. First edition, first impression; 8vo; partially erased ownership inscription to the front free endpaper; original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, with the Anthony Gross dust jacket, spine very slightly rolled but a nice copy in an excellent dust jacket only minimally sunned at the spine.

    £175
  10. First edition, first impression of Golding's Sea Trilogy; 8vo; original green or black boards, titles to spines gilt (Vol III in white) and pictorial dust jackets. An excellent set in the dust jackets.

    £150
 

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