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A collection of some of our rarest and most distinguished titles:

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    A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess First edition, first impression (Heinemann, 1962) with first state black boards and wider dust jacket flaps. Publisher's original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Very good with a minor knock to foot of lower board and an area of abrasion to the surface of the front and rear endpapers resulting from the removal of a bookplate; brown spot to gutter foot of opening pages with some staining to opening page of chapter 1 and small hole to page fore-edge; a couple of impressions to the bottom of page 97 also showing, with increasingly less prominence, on following 10 pages. The original dust jacket is price-clipped and has a couple of small marks in biro to upper flap and spine panel verso; minimal wear to extremities and a couple of small nicks to top edge with associated tape repair to verso, better than very good otherwise. A modern dystopian highlight.
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    A Draft of XXX Cantos

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    A Draft of XXX Cantos By Ezra Pound Original buckram with red lettering. One of 200 copies on Canson-Mongolfier paper, of which this is number 31. A very attractive production. A little marking here and there to lower board; touch of fading and very mild browning to spine, as is common; bookplate to front pastedown. Edges uncut. Contents beautiful and clean. Very good or better.
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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Limited Edition (New York The Limited Editions Club, 1932). Illustrated by John Tenniel. One of 1500 copies to be signed and numbered by designer Frederic Warde, of which this is number 1011. Head and foot of spine a little rubbed; light foxing and marginal browning to front pastedown with very faint foxing to endpaper and to rear pastedown. Illustrated frontispiece and title-vignette with several in-text illustrations; all edges gilt; original red morocco gilt. An excellent, near fine example.
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    Blood Meridian

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    Blood Meridian By Cormac McCarthy First UK edition, first impression (Picador, 1989). Publisher’s original red cloth with white lettering to spine and white endpapers and paste-downs. A fine book with some toning to edges, but otherwise clean internally and free from names and inscriptions. The original and unclipped dust jacket has only trivial traces of edge wear, primarily to spine foot, fine otherwise. An excellent copy of what is widely considered to be the author’s best work and one of the best American novels.
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    Brighton Rock

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    Brighton Rock By Graham Greene First American edition, first impression (Viking Press, 1938). True first edition, preceding that of the UK by around one month. Publisher's original red and black cloth with silver lettering to spine. A fine book with black top-stain beautifully preserved, internally clean and free from any inscriptions with a small previous owner sticker to front paste-down. The original, first issue George Salter jacket with $2.50 price to front flap has a touch of toning to spine panel, as is common, with light and occasional rubbing to extremities and a small closed tear to foot of upper joint. An excellent, near fine or better copy of a rare title, especially in superior condition.
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    Career of Evil

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    Career of Evil By Robert Galbraith First edition, first impression (Sphere, 2015). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: 'To Gary, With love from J. K. Rowling (Jo!) aka Robert Galbraith'. Very rare inscribed in this way. A little crinkling to rear endpaper with a tiny chip to top corner of upper panel of dust jacket. An excellent example, bearing a unique and personal inscription from the author.
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof By Tennessee Williams First edition, first impression and first issue with no mention of The New York Times on the copyright page and no credits to Mielzinger & Ballard on page xii (New Directions, New York, 1955). Signed by the author to the title page. One of the most prominent playwrights of 20th Century American Drama. Publisher's original light brown cloth with black lettering to spine. A fine and clean book, with just a hint of pushing to spine foot in the near fine or better dust jacket with minor rubbing to spine head and top corner of upper panel and a few very faint stains to lower panel. A superb copy.
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    Dark Carnival

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    Dark Carnival By Ray Bradbury UK First Edition, First Printing (Hamish Hamilton, 1948). Signed and dated by the author to the front endpaper. Minor compression to head of spine; edges lightly toned with some foxing; a little spotting to front and rear paste-downs and endpapers; inscription to front endpaper. Original dust jacket is price-clipped with some chipping to spine tips and corners; small closed tear to top corner of front panel; rear panel lightly toned. A very good copy indeed of the author's first book.
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    El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera [Love in the Time of Cholera]

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    El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera By Gabriel García Márquez Limited Edition (Editorial Oveja Negra, 1985).  Published simultaneously with the first trade edition and limited to 1,000 copies.  Signed by the author with authenticating stamps, as issued.  Publisher's textured white boards with black lettering to spine.  Small area of staining to bottom edge of textblock with just the slightest hint of bowing to upper board; contents clean and free from any owner names or inscriptions.  A little trivial edge wear to bottom of dust jacket with a minuscule nick to spine foot and a barely perceptible and superficial scratch to upper panel.  A stunning, near fine copy.
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    Foundation

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    Foundation By Isaac Asimov First UK edition, first impression (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953). Originally published in the US in 1951. The first book in the Foundation series, which won the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series in 1966 and forms the basis for the 2021 Apple TV series. Publisher's original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. A near fine book with some of the usual moderate spotting to edges and off-setting to endpapers and half-title; light pencil impressions to top of front endpaper. The original and price-clipped dust jacket has a little bit of minor rubbing to edges in places and a couple of very tiny chips to corners. A near fine example of a rare edition of an iconic and influential work in the science fiction genre.
    £875.00
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    From Russia with Love

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    From Russia with Love By Ian Fleming First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1957). Inscription to front endpaper with a couple of slight knocks to bottom corners. Light spotting to top edge and a faint pencil mark to top fore-edge, contents nice and clean and very good otherwise. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some chipping to corners and, primarily, to spine ends with a small closed tear to top edge of upper panel. Some rubbing here and there. Toning to verso with a fairly inconspicuous green biro mark and some toning to lower panel. A very good example.
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    Gravity’s Rainbow

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    Gravity's Rainbow By Thomas Pynchon First Edition, First Impression (Viking, 1973). Winner of the 1974 National Book Award and one of 4,000 copies in hardcover. First Issue dust jacket with the ISBN lettered in white over red on the rear panel and publishers date code '0273' on lower front flap. Couple of minor bumps and a little rubbing to corners of boards, contents pristine. Price-clipped dust jacket has a few soft creases and a little abrasion to top corner of rear panel. An excellent example of a novel considered by some to be among the greatest American Novels.
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