Literature

One of the most popular areas of rare book collecting is Literature; resonances with authors who impacted on our formative years, the desire to better ourselves and our understanding of humanity or, in the case of collecting first editions, to connect with favourite writers via the edition they themselves would have handled, all combine to make this one of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of bibliophilia.

We specialise in the best examples of key works of literature, including literary classics from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, modern first editions in their original dust-jackets, and children’s and illustrated literature from the 19th & 20th centuries.

Contact Roddy Newlands or Angus Robb for more information about Literature at Shapero Rare Books.

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  • DAHL, Roald; Joseph Schindelman, illustrator.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £480
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  • DAHL, Roald; Joseph Schindelman, illustrator

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    £3,800
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  • WOOLF, Virginia.

    Autograph letter initialled 'V.W.',

    £4,250
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  • BALLARD, J. G.

    High-Rise.

    £480
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  • WOOLF, Virginia.

    Autograph letter initialled 'V.W.',

    £4,250
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  • MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

    Ashenden.

    £3,800
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  • SMITH, Dodie.

    [Autobiography] Look Back with Love/Mixed Feelings/Astonishment/Gratitude.

    £1,250
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  • SWIFT, Graham.

    Last Orders.

    £95
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  • BROWNING, Robert.

    Robert Browning's Poetical Works.

    £950
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  • ORWELL, George.

    Animal Farm.

    £3,500
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  • YELLIN, Herb [Editor]

    Lord John Film Festival. First Edition, One of 174 Numbered Copies, in Slipcase. SIGNED By 41 Authors, Actors, Directors.

    £450
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  • POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

    £750
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  • CARROLL, Lewis [psyeud. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson].

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking Glass.

    £4,500
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Illustrator]; Jim Reeves [Author].

    The Angel and the Donkey.

    £225
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Author & Illustrator]

    Ship's Cook Ginger.

    £185
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Author & Illustrator]

    Tim All Alone.

    £185
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Author & Illustrator]

    Tim's Last Voyage.

    £425
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Author & Illustrator].

    Tim to the Lighthouse.

    £425
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  • DICKENS, Charles.

    Oliver Twist;

    £2,750
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  • POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

    £575
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  • POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

    £450
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  • POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

    £850
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  • DULAC, Edmund, Illustrator; Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

    The Sleeping Beauty

    £1,400
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  • HARDY, Thomas.

    Tess Of the D'Urbervilles.

    £2,750
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  • FOWLES, John.

    The Magus.

    £1,950
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  • GRASS, Günter.

    The Tin Drum.

    £380
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  • WHISTLER, Rex; Hugh Walpole.

    Four Fantastic Tales.

    £600
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  • HILL, Susan.

    The Woman In Black.

    £650
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  • BUCHAN, John.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps,

    £220
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  • ORCZY, Baroness [Emmuska].

    Leatherface:

    £800
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  • TOLSTOY, Leo.

    Resurrection.

    £160
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  • ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £1,950
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  • CARROLL, Lewis.

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. [with] Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.

    £850
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  • SALTER, Tom; Malcolm English, illustrator; David Whitehead, editor.

    Carnaby Street.

    £350
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  • LANG, Andrew.

    The Blue Fairy Book.

    £350
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  • CHARRIÉRE, Henri.

    Papillon.

    £750
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  • MCEWAN, Ian.

    Atonement.

    £150
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  • WYNDHAM, John.

    The Midwich Cuckoos.

    £400
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  • TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

    £300
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  • WOOLF, Virginia.

    A Room of One's Own.

    £6,000
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