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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  • [“MONTY PYTHON”; GILLIAM, Terry.

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail]. "The Book of the Film".

    £25,000
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  • [BARBIER, George; Umberto BRUNELLESCHI and others, illustrators].

    Journal des Dames et des Modes.

    £5,000
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  • [BERNOUARD, Francois (publisher)].

    Le Goût du Jour.

    £7,500
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  • [BINDING] – LEGOUVE, Gabriel.

    Le merite des Femmes, et autres Poesies.

    £2,500
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  • [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]; Charles Gore.

    The Incarnation of the Son of God,

    £2,850
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  • [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]; AMIS, Kingsley.

    The Darkwater Hall Mystery.

    £185
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  • [DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan]; Donald Thomas.

    The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes & the Running Noose; Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil.

    £95
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  • [DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan]; June Thomson.

    The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes.

    £180
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  • [DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan]; Michael Dibdin.

    The Last Sherlock Holmes Story.

    £300
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  • [DRYDEN, John]

    The Works of Virgil,

    £280
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  • [GRAY, William].

    [Dick and Jane].

    £100
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  • [GRAY, William].

    [Dick and Jane].

    £100
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  • [HORNY, Franciscus Andreas, editor.]

    Prislowi Czeska…Adagia Bohemica and Moralia Catonis.

    £1,750
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  • [MALO, Charles.]

    Livre d'Amour,

    £1,500
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  • [MAXIMILIAN I] – BURGKMAIR, Hans (artist), Marx TREITZSAURWEIN and other artists.

    Le triomphe de l'empereur Maximilien I.

    £30,000
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  • [NIELSEN, Kay]; Arthur Quiller Couch.

    In Powder and Crinoline.

    £3,750
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  • [RASPE, Rudolf Erich, style of].

    ...A Sequel to the Adventures of Baron Munchausen,

    £1,950
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  • [ROWLANDSON, THOMAS (illustrator); COMBE, William].

    Poetical Magazine;

    £800
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  • [SAVAGE, Richard]

    The Poetical Works of Richard Savage. [c.1697 – 1 August 1743]

    £120
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  • [WALT DISNEY].

    Three Little Pigs.

    £550
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  • ADDISON, Joseph.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq.

    £3,950
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  • AESOP.

    Vita et Fabulae

    £1,250
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  • ALLIX, Susan, Bookbinder & Illustrator; Omar Khayyam.

    Rubaiyat...

    £5,250
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  • AMIS, Martin.

    The Information.

    £100
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  • AMIS, Martin.

    London Fields.

    £140
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  • ANDERSEN, Hans Christian; ROBINSON, Thomas, Charles & William (illustrators).

    Fairy Tales...

    £150
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  • ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.

    A Picture Book Without Pictures... From the German Translation of De La Motte Fouque by Meta Taylor.

    £275
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator); REEVES, Jim (author).

    The Angel and the Donkey.

    £225
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator); THOMAS, Dylan (author).

    A Child's Christmas in Wales.

    £185
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward [Author & Illustrator]

    Ship's Cook Ginger.

    £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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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward; GORHAM, Maurice.

    The Local.

    £1,650
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  • ATWOOD, Margaret.

    The Handmaid's Tale.

    £480
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  • AUSTEN, Jane.

    The Works.

    £1,500
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  • AUSTEN, Jane.

    Sense and Sensibility:

    £750
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  • AUSTEN, Jane.

    The Novels.

    £1,250
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  • AUSTEN, Jane.

    The Novels of Jane Austen:

    £1,750
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  • BALLARD, J. G.

    High-Rise.

    £480
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  • BALLARD, J.G.

    The Unlimited Dream Company.

    £250
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