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    18 Poems

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    18 Poems By Dylan Thomas First edition, first impression, signed by the author to the title page. One of 500 copies; the present example belonging to the second 250 copies with a round spine, as opposed to the flat spine used for the first 250. Likely signed for Norman Ungar, a collector based in New York and a friend and sometime patron of Thomas. Original black cloth. Spine lettering a little dulled with a touch of rubbing to hinges and corners. One or two isolated spots to a few of the opening pages and to rear endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. An excellent, clean example of the author's first book. Extremely scarce, even more so signed.
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    A Bear Called Paddington

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    A Bear Called Paddington By Michael Bond First edition, first impression (Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow, 1958). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: "To Nina, with best wishes, Michael Bond". The dedicatee is Nina Froud who was a personal friend of the author and worked at his literary agency. The first book in the Paddington series where one of the most iconic and beloved British fictional characters first appeared, later going on to form the basis of several ongoing TV and successful film adaptations. Publisher's original red cloth with silver lettering to spine containing illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. A beautiful, fine and pristine book throughout, save for a touch of off-setting to endpapers. Appears unread. The original complete dust jacket is not price-clipped and is in unusually superior condition with a chip to spine head - not affecting any lettering - and a closed tear to top of upper panel fore-edge with a couple of tiny and inconspicuous nicks to the top edge of lower panel. A very rare inscribed presentation copy of a quality and with an association that are very seldom encountered.
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    A Kestrel for a Knave

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    A Kestrel for a Knave By Barry Hines First edition, first impression (Michael Joseph, 1968). Signed by the author and Ken Loach - who directed the film adaptation - to bookplates affixed to the title page. Original blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. A near fine book with a little toning to edges in a better than very good, unclipped dust jacket that has some rubbing to spine foot and fore-edges.
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    A Pale View of Hills

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    A Pale View of Hills By Kazuo Ishiguro First edition, first impression. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to the title page: "To Charles, all best, Kazuo Ishiguro 7th June '89". Rare inscribed. The author's first book and the winner of the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Original cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Very faint traces of dustiness to top edge with minor pushing to spine head, else fine, in a near fine or better dust jacket with just a hint of the usual fading to spine panel and one instance of negligible wear to spine head. A superior copy.
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson First edition, first impression (Doubleday, 2003). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Publisher's original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt and pictorial endpapers and paste-downs. A fine copy, with mild toning to edges, in a fine dust jacket. Rare inscribed.
    £300.00
    £300.00
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    Absolute Friends

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    Absolute Friends By John le Carré First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Original red cloth with black lettering to spine and red ribbon marker. A fine book in a fine dust jacket.
    £100.00
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    Amsterdam

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    Amsterdam By Ian McEwan First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: "To Annie, Best Wishes, Ian McEwan". Winner of the 1998 Booker Prize. Black cloth with silver lettering to spine. A touch of pushing to spine ends, else near fine in a near fine, first state (without Booker Prize blurb to bottom of upper panel) dust jacket with mild wear to spine ends. An excellent example. Seller
    £135.00
    £135.00
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    Animal Poems

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    Animal Poems By Ted Hughes Limited edition (Crediton: Richard Gilbertson, 1967). Signed by Ted Hughes to the front endpaper. One of 100 copies produced. 1-6 were interleaved throughout with blank paper, on which the poet wrote out each of the thirteen poems in full, to face the printed text and were also bound in full dark green levant morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 7-16 were interleaved with three manuscript poems and bound in half morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 17-36 contained one poem in manuscript and were bound in decorative covers. The example on offer here is one of the 37-100 copies that were signed by the author. Original salmon fur-grained covers with lettering to the upper cover in black. Faint marginal soiling to spine with minor wrinkling here and there; top edge of upper cover and opening few pages turned up slightly; area of minor staining to lower cover with a little colour transfer to fore-edge of rear endpaper, contents nice and clean otherwise and firmly bound. A very good example of a rare book.
    £400.00
    £400.00
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    Artemis

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    Artemis By Andy Weir First edition, first impression. Signed, lined and dated by the author to the title page. Original and striking pictorial boards with white lettering to spine. A fine, unread book in a fine dust jacket.
    £80.00
    £80.00
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    At Home

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    At Home By Bill Bryson First edition, first impression (Doubleday, 2010). Signed by the author to the title page. Publisher's original black cloth with bronze lettering to spine. A fine copy, with a small area of tanning to bottom edge, in a fine dust jacket. Rare signed.
    £150.00
    £150.00
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    Autumn

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    Autumn By Ali Smith First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. The first book in the 'Seasonal Quartet'. Original brown cloth with endpaper artwork by Pauline Boty. A fine book in a fine dust jacket, featuring artwork by David Hockney. A pristine copy.
    £375.00
    £375.00
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    Bag of Bones

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    Bag of Bones By Stephen King First UK edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Accompanied by a print out of the flyer from the signing event at the Royal Festival Hall. Original green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine book in an unclipped dust jacket with a hint of very light wear to spine tips, else a fine, crisp and bright example.
    £800.00
    £800.00