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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 Fish in the Water

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    A Fish in the Water By Mario Vargas Llosa A Signed, First Edition, First Printing of the author's memoir, published after he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990. The book is still in its original seal and will be wrapped with care and shipped securely to ensure safe delivery.
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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 Partisan’s Daughter

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    A Partisan's Daughter By Louis de Bernières Limited, First Edition, First Printing (Harvill Secker, 2008). One of only 100 numbered copies to be signed by the author, of which this is number 49. Book is fine in a fine slipcase.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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    Atonement

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    Atonement By Ian McEwan First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Very good with a slight lean, some traces of toning to edges and a couple of very minor knocks to top corners of boards. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a couple of small nicks to spine head and mild traces of edge wear, otherwise very good.
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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.
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    Beowulf

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    Beowulf By Seamus Heaney First edition, first impression. Signed by the poet to the title page. Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Some light white marks to lower board fore-edge, else fine in a beautiful, fine dust jacket bearing the Waterstones 'Signed First Edition' wraparound band. A superior example of one of the poet's highlight titles.
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    Books Do Furnish a Life: Reading and Writing Science

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    Books Do Furnish a Life: Reading and Writing Science By Richard Dawkins First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. A fine book in a fine dust jacket without flaws. A pristine example.
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    Devil May Care

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    Devil May Care By Sebastian Faulks First edition, first impression (Michael Joseph, 2008). A James Bond novel published to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ian Fleming. Housed in a felt, silk-lined box. One of 500 copies to be signed by the author, of which this is number 475. A fine copy in a fine box.
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    Doctor Sleep

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    Doctor Sleep By Stephen King First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page with the ticket to the signing event included as provenance. The sequel to 'The Shining' and the basis for the popular 2019 film adaptation. Quarter-bound in black cloth with silver lettering to spine and red boards. A near fine book with slight bend to bottom corner of lower board. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a little edge wear, but is otherwise near fine, bright and sharp.
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    Down Cemetery Road

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    Down Cemetery Road By Mick Herron First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. The author's first book, of which signed examples are uncommon. Original black cloth with silver lettering to spine a near fine or better book with a few very faint spots to endpapers and top edge of text block in a fine dust jacket showing minimal traces of rubbing in places.
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    Dystopia

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    Dystopia Limited edition (Gauntlet, 2000). One of 250 copies signed by Matheson, Straab, Koontz and Barker among many others, of which this is number 179. A fine book in a fine dust jacket with only minimal wear to the top edge in places.
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    Enduring Love

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    Enduring Love By Ian McEwan First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Grey cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A near fine book with some pushing to spine ends and very slight fading to spine, in a very good and unclipped dust jacket with some fading to spine panel and wear to spine ends with a few light marks to lower panel.
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    Equal Rites

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    Equal Rites By Terry Pratchett First edition, first impression (Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1987). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Publisher s original dark green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine book in a fine and unclipped dust jacket, showing only minor and isolated traces of wear to spine tips and top edge.
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    Five Little Pigs

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    Five Little Pigs By Agatha Christie First edition, first impression, published in the US under the title 'Murder in Retrospect'. Signed by David Suchet to the title page, who played Poirot in the TV adaptation of the book. A page seemingly extracted from an autograph book bearing the author's signature is loosely laid in. Original cloth with black lettering to spine. Previous owner name to front endpaper; some sunning to spine and faint soiling to boards in places and rubbing to edges; corners a touch bumped with a small and faint area of soiling to rear endpaper and slight cracking to rear hinge. The original dust jacket is complete and unclipped with a little loss to spine foot, a few tears to edges and some toning to spine panel verso.
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    God Emperor of Dune

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    God Emperor of Dune By Frank Herbert First UK edition, first impression. The fourth book in the Dune series. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page in the year of publication. Original orange cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A near fine book with a little pushing to spine foot and a couple of very small, faint and inconspicuous marks to upper board. The original dust jacket is in beautifully sharp, fine condition with the slightest hint of fading to the spine panel and minor creasing to top corner. Rare in such good condition.
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    Half a King

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    Half a King By Joe Abercrombie First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. The first book in the Shattered Sea series. A fine book in a fine dust jacket.
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By J.K. Rowling First deluxe edition, first impression. Signed by the cover artist, Cliff Wright to the upper board. Publisher's original blue cloth with gold edges, dark blue endpapers and paste-downs and light green ribbon marker with pictorial on-lays and lettering to upper board and spine in gilt. Contents lovely and clean and free from any marks names or inscriptions. There is a barely visible tear to fore-edge of half-title of approximately 5mm in length that has been neatly repaired, fine otherwise.
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By J.K. Rowling First edition, first impression (Bloomsbury, 2007). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: 'To Scott, best wishes, J. K. Rowling'. Rare inscribed. Very small and unobtrusive initials to bottom corner of front endpaper with partial toning to bottom edge. A little trivial and very occasional edge wear to extremities of dust jacket, else fine. An excellent, near fine copy overall.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire By J.K. Rowling First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to the dedication page: "To Laura and Kat, Who, I hear, are Harry fans - making me like them a lot! J K Rowling". Inscribed copies of this title are exceptionally rare and were usually given to people who were involved in arranging the signing events or had a personal connection with the author. Some fading to the spine of the book and top edge of upper board with tanning to edges and barely visible pencil impression to the front endpaper from a previous retailer. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a little fading to spine and a couple of soft creases to spine ends, near fine otherwise.
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix By J . K. Rowling First deluxe edition, first impression. Published simultaneously with the first trade edition in 2003. Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title: 'To Betty, Happy 70th!! With love from J. K. Rowling x'. Original burgundy cloth and endpapers with lettering to spine and upper board in gilt, gold page edges, ribbon marker and pictorial onlay to upper board featuring artwork by Jason Cockcroft. A beautiful, fine copy. Very rare signed or inscribed.
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone By J. K. Rowling First illustrated edition, first impression (Bloomsbury, 2016). Illustrated by Jim Kay and signed and inscribed by him to the title page: 'For Martin, Thank you for coming along! Best Wishes, Jim Kay'. The first ever illustrated edition. Rare inscribed. Original red cloth with lettering to spine in gilt, pictorial endpapers and paste-downs with a red ribbon marker. A fine book with a very minor and inconspicuous knock to spine in a fine dust jacket.
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone By J. K. Rowling First adult paperback edition, first impression (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1998). Signed by the author to the dedication page. Originally published the previous year in 1997. A near fine copy with a crease to upper cover that is only visible upon close inspection and a little superficial scratching to surface of upper cover and dedication page with a small, isolated and faint spot to inside of upper cover, otherwise beautifully sharp and clean, presenting as unread. An excellent copy of an early edition that is rarely encountered signed.
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By J. K. Rowling First deluxe edition, eighth impression (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1999). Signed and inscribed by the illustrator with a sketch to the dedication page. Publisher's original green cloth with green endpapers and paste-downs, ribbon marker and lettering to spine and upper board in gilt with pictorial on-lay featuring artwork by Cliff Wright. A fine copy with the slightest traces of rubbing and pushing to corners. Rarely found with a personal inscription and sketch from the illustrator whose artwork played an important role in the visual conceptualisation of the Harry Potter world as it came to be known.
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    I Am Legend

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    I Am Legend By Richard Matheson First paperback edition, first impression, published by Gold Medal Books in August 1954 and featuring cover art by Stan Melzoff. Uniquely signed, inscribed and dated by the author to the title page: "I was 26 when I wrote this ______ when I signed it! Richard Matheson. The true first edition of the novel, published some 16 years prior to the first hardcover edition that was issued in 1970. A hugely influential work that was instrumental in the modern development and popularisation of both cinematic and literary works depicting zombies and vampires, as well as the more general concept of disease leading to dystopian, apocalyptic circumstances. The novel was cited by George Romero as a key influence in the creation of the film 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968) and famously had its own film adaptations in 1964 under the title 'The Last Man on Earth', in 1971 as 'The Omega Man', and most recently in 2007 as 'I Am Legend'. A little yellowing to spine and to the top of lower cover with one or two slight creases and areas of minor rubbing. Very small and shallow indentation halfway down the spine. A very good example indeed of the first appearance of a classic and impactive work, uniquely inscribed by the author. Very rare thus.
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    Life & Times of Michael K

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    Life and Times of Michael K By J. M. Coetzee First edition, first impression (Secker & Warburg, 1983). Signed by the author to the title page. Winner of the 1983 Booker Prize. Publisher's original black cloth with gold lettering to spine. A few small and unobtrusive marks to upper board with a contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper, a little dustiness to top edge, near fine otherwise in the original and unclipped dust jacket, complete with the red wraparound band. Small area of abrasion to top corner of lower panel and a hint of fading to bottom portion of spine panel; minor and occasional traces of edge wear; crease to rear flap; a few tears to wraparound band. An excellent, near fine copy overall. Uncommon with the band.
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    Life on Earth

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    Life on Earth By David Attenborough First edition, first impression. Signed and dedicated by the author to the title page. Original tan cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a fairly faint band of thin purple lines running across the jacket and a little wear to bottom edge, otherwise beautifully bright and without any of the usual fading to the spine panel.
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    Michael Bond’s Book of Mice

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    Michael Bond's Book of Mice By Michael Bond First edition, first impression. Presentation copy. Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper verso. A little rubbing to board edges and small area of fading to spine head, else very good or better and internally clean. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some slight fading to spine panel and a small area of loss to spine head, otherwise very good.
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    Mort

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    Mort By Terry Pratchett First UK edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication to the title page, shortly before the general release on November 12th 1987. The popular fourth Discworld novel, and the first to feature 'Death' as its protagonist. Dust jacket art by Josh Kirby. Original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. a fine book in a near fine dust jacket with some fading to spine panel.
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    Never Let Me Go

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    Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Adapted to film in 2005 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Original green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine book that is seemingly unread, in the original and unclipped dust jacket with one instance of mild wear to the top edge of upper panel, else fine. An excellent, bright and sharp example.
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    Notes from a Small Island

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    Notes from a Small Island By Bill Bryson First edition, first impression (Doubleday, 1995). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and pictorial endpapers and paste-downs. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dust jacket with a couple of minor instances of edge-wear. An excellent example.
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    On Chesil Beach

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    On Chesil Beach By Ian McEwan First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 2007). Signed and dedicated by the author: 'To Allan, Ian McEwan'. Copies that have been signed and dedicated are considerably less numerous that those that have just been signed. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2007 and recently adapted to film in 2017. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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    Revival

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    Revival By Stephen King First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Quarter-bound in black cloth with blue boards and silver lettering to spine. Tiny crease to bottom corner of page 319 and very slight evidence of pushing to spine ends, else beautifully clean and sharp, in the original and unclipped dust jacket showing extremely mild instances of wear to spine head. A lovely, very near fine copy.
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    Rhyme Stew

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    Rhyme Stew By Roald Dahl First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. Dark blue cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A little knocking to corners with often-seen ghosting of the author's signature to front paste-down, near fine otherwise in a near fine dust jacket with some creasing to top edge of upper panel.
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    Rose Madder

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    Rose Madder By Stephen King First US edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. Quarter-bound in black cloth with black boards. Lettering and motif to spine and upper board in red with orange endpapers and paste-downs. A fine book in a near fine and unclipped dust jacket showing light traces of wear to top edge.
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    Saturday

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    Saturday By Ian McEwan First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 2005). One of 1500 numbered slipcased copies to be signed by the author, of which this is number 1052. Fine, with a very small knock to spine foot, in a fine slipcase.
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    Sharpe’s Sword

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    Sharpe's Sword By Bernard Cornwell First edition, first impression (Collins, 1983). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: ‘To Joyce, Who was bored alongside me. Love, Bernard Cornwell’. A uniquely personal inscription. Publisher’s original red boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some pushing to spine ends with a couple of trivial knocks to corners; a little spotting to edges and dustiness to top edge, but better than very good. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some very moderate edge wear and a touch of fading to the spine panel. A very nicely preserved copy of the fourth novel in the Sharpe series, bearing a unique inscription from the author.
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    Shrek!

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    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the front endpaper. The basis for the popular film series. Original pictorial boards with olive green endpapers and paste-downs. A very good or better copy with some surface loss to top corner of upper board, otherwise sharp, clean and bright both internally and externally.
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    Small Gods

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    Small Gods By Terry Pratchett First edition, first impression (Victor Gollancz, 1992). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: 'To Colin Hi! Terry Pratchett'. Original light brown cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine book in a fine dust jacket, with only very mild traces of wear to top edge and none of the often-encountered fading to the spine panel. An excellent example of the popular thirteenth Discworld novel.
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    Sourcery

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    Sourcery By Terry Pratchett First edition, first impression (Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Publisher s original yellow cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A near fine book, with a minor bump to top edge and a few small and inconspicuous indentations to lower board, otherwise nice and clean and free from any previous owner names or inscriptions. The original and clipped dust jacket is also near fine with only very mild traces of wear to the top edge.
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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back By Donald F. Glut First paperback edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Featuring cover art from the original iconic movie poster by Roger Kastel and published in May 1980, shortly before the film release. Crease to spine and a couple of small creases to upper cover with rubbing here and there. Small nick to fore-edge of one of the final leaves, otherwise a very good copy.
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    Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart – A Biography – Graham Greene’s Personal Copy

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    Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart - A Biography By Robert Bernard Martin First edition, first impression (Oxford University Press, 1980). From the personal library of the author Graham Greene with his ownership signature to front endpaper. Top of spine slightly concave with some rubbing to extremities; small knock to bottom corner of lower board. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some light wear to spine ends and a crease to bottom corner of front flap; one very small nick and a closed tear to spine head. A very good copy or better.
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    The Avignon Quintet

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    The Avignon Quintet By Lawrence Durrell A complete set of the five books comprising The Avignon Quintet, all of which are first editions, first impressions and are either signed or signed and inscribed by the author. A little rubbing in places and a couple of small nicks to the dust jackets of the first two volumes. The remaining volumes are all fine in fine dust jackets. A near fine set overall with attractive jacket illustrations by David Gentleman.
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    The BFG

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    First edition, first impression. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Adapted to film in 1989 and more recently in 2016. Signed and inscribed by the author and illustrator to the front endpaper in the year of publication. Original grey cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Some of the usual toning to edges with a little spotting to bottom edge, one tiny ding to top edge of upper board and slight browning in places to bottom edge of boards. The original dust jacket is complete and unclipped with a small area of faint toning to bottom edge of flaps, near fine or better otherwise. An excellent example. Seldom found signed by both the author and illustrator in the year of publication.
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    The Book Thief

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    The Book Thief By Markus Zusak First UK edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Precedes the first children's edition published by Bodley Head. Original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A very small and unobtrusive ding to head and foot of spine, else fine in a fine dust jacket. A fantastic example.
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    The Boy in the Dress

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    The Boy in the Dress By David Walliams First edition, first impression (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2008). Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. The author's first book. A fine book in a near fine or better dust jacket with a just a touch of fading to the spine panel.
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    The Boy in the Dress

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    The Boy in the Dress By David Walliams First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title: 'To Ronnie Merry Xmas David Walliams'. The author's first book with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Original pictorial boards. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket with a little fading to spine panel.
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    The Cat in the Hat

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    The Cat in the Hat By Dr. Seuss First UK edition, first impression (Collins Clear-Type Press, 1958). Originally published in the US the previous year. Signed and inscribed by the author to front endpaper verso: 'for the children of Battersea with Best Wishes... Dr Seuss'. Rare thus. Publisher's original turquoise pictorial boards. Rubbing to edges and to spine with some bumping to corners; very slight bowing to upper board; contents clean and free from names and inscriptions. A good copy of an edition that is rare to find bearing a unique inscription from the author.
    £2,500.00
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    The Crow Road

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    The Crow Road By Iain Banks First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Quarter-bound in black cloth with silver lettering to spine and grey boards. Spine slightly cocked with a few marks to top edge, otherwise very good. The original and unclipped dust jacket is also very good with some signs of wear, primarily to the top edge.
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    The Death and Life of Superman

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    The Death and Life of Superman By Roger Stern First edition, first impression, published by Bantam Press in 1993. Signed, inscribed and dated to the half-title page by Jerry Siegel, the comic book writer who created the Superman character along with his friend Joe Shuster: 'The infant from the planet Krypton who, on earth grew up to become the man of steel! 11-20-94'. The book is additionally inscribed to the front endpaper by Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill and Jack Larson. Kirk Alyn and Noel Neil were the first actors to play 'Superman' and 'Lois Lane' in the characters' first ever live action appearance in the 1948 15 part movie serial from Columbia Pictures. Jack Larson played 'Jimmy Olsen' in the first TV series 'The Adventures of Superman' that ran from 1956-1958. Roger Stern, the author, has also signed the book to the title page. Original black cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Some toning to edges with a touch of pushing to spine ends and very minor knocks to corners. Nice and fresh internally and free from writing, aside from the aforementioned inscriptions. The original dust jacket has a tiny nick close to the top of the upper hinge and a small associated crease next to it with some lifting to surface laminate to foot of lower hinge. An excellent copy, bearing a significant set of signatures, including a special and unique inscription from the creator of, arguably, the most popular and iconic comic book character ever created.
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    The Dogs of War

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    The Dogs of War By Frederick Forsyth First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to a bookplate affixed to the title page. Original black cloth with lettering in gilt and motif in silver to spine. A very good book indeed with some spotting to top edge, browning to front endpaper and a previous owner sticker to bottom corner of front paste-down. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some moderate wear to edges with a crease to top corner of rear flap and a couple of tape repairs to verso.
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    The Giant Who Stole the World

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    The Giant Who Stole the World By John Cunliffe First edition, first impression with illustrations by Faith Jacques. Presentation copy. Signed and inscribed by the author in the year of publication. As well as being a Children's book author, John Cunliffe was known as a television presenter and was the creator of 'Postman Pat' and 'Rosie and Jim'. Original pictorial boards. A little rubbing in places to board edges, primarily to spine tips with some moderate damage to spine foot, otherwise very good indeed in a fine and unclipped dust jacket. Uncommon, especially so signed or inscribed by the author.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale

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    The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood First Canadian edition, first impression (McClelland and Stewart, 1985). Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title: 'For Nancy - Best Wishes - Margaret Atwood'. Featuring striking dust jacket artwork by Tad Aronowicz. The true first edition, preceding that of the UK and the US. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and more recently adapted into a successful TV series. Quarter-bound in maroon cloth with cream boards and white lettering to spine. A fine and clean copy with some of the seemingly always present rubbing to the spine ends. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a nick to spine foot, but is otherwise beautifully crisp and sharp. A uniquely superior example of a classic of dystopian fiction.
    £2,750.00
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    The Human Factor

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    The Human Factor By Graham Greene First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: "For Mrs Simpson, Graham Greene". The basis for the film adaptation of the same name released in 1979. Original green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Slight toning to edges and dustiness to top edge, else near fine or better, in a near fine and unclipped dust jacket with very minor traces of isolated wear to edges. Rare inscribed.
    £975.00
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    The Ice Dragon

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    The Ice Dragon By George R. R. Martin First Tor Teen edition, first impression, published in 2014. Originally published in 2006. Signed by the author to the title page. Illustrations by Luis Royo. A fine book in a fine dust jacket.
    £75.00
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    The Last Voice You Hear

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    The Last Voice You Hear By Mick Herron First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Black cloth with silver lettering to spine. A fine copy with a couple of very faint marks to fore-edge, in a near fine or better dust jacket with a very small nick to the left of the spine hinge. An excellent example of the author's second book that is increasingly hard to find signed.
    £600.00
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    The Light Fantastic

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    The Light Fantastic By Terry Pratchett First edition, second impression (Colin Smythe, 1987). Originally published the previous year. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Publisher s original blue cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine book, with the usual toning to edges, and one very small and inconspicuous mark to lower board, otherwise excellent and clean internally and free from any names or inscriptions. The original dust jacket is also in fine and bright condition with just the slightest trace of wear to spine tips and a minuscule chip to bottom corner of upper panel and original retailer sticker to lower panel.
    £1,250.00
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    The Living Planet

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    The Living Planet By David Attenborough First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title in the year of publication: "To Martine with best wishes David Attenborough Christmas 1984". Original olive green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A couple of small white marks to upper board, else near fine or better in a fine and unclipped dust jacket.
    £200.00
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    The Mockery Bird

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    The Mockery Bird By Gerald Durrell First edition, first impression (Collins, 1981). Signed by the author to the dedication page with a heart drawn around the name 'Lee' in the author's hand. Lee McGeorge Durrell is the author's second wife who, in addition to co-authoring books with her husband, is also a naturalist, zookeeper, and television presenter. Publisher's original green cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Boards are lovely, clean and well-preserved, as are the contents with just a little faint dustiness to top edge. The original and unclipped dust jacket has slight fading to the spine panel with one instance of creasing to spine head and tiny area of abrasion to spine foot. An excellent, near fine copy overall.
    £400.00
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    The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

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    The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat By Enid Blyton First edition, first impression. Signed and inscribed by the author to half-title: 'Bryan, Love from Enid Blyton'. A rare inscribed example of the second book in the Five Find Outers series of children's mystery novels. Original green cloth with lettering to spine and upper board in gilt. Very good indeed with some fading to spine and top edges of boards and spotting to endpapers. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a little rubbing in places with a few tears and shallow chips to edges.
    £1,500.00
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    The Naive and Sentimental Lover

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    The Naive and Sentimental Lover By John le Carré First edition, first impression (Hodder & Stoughton, 1971). Signed by the author to the title page. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and author's signature to upper board in gilt. A fine copy with a few marks to top edge; purple top-stain still nice and bright in a fine dust jacket with minimal fading to spine panel. A beautiful, crisp copy of the author's sixth novel.
    £800.00
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    The Odessa File

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    The Odessa File By Frederick Forsyth First edition, first impression (Hutchinson & Co Ltd, 1972). Signed and dated by the author to the title page. The author's third book, adapted into a film of the same name in 1974. Publisher's original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Near fine with a little toning to edges with a few very faint white marks to lower board. The original and unclipped dust jacket is also in near fine condition with a little spotting to verso and a couple of isolated and minor instances of rubbing to top edge. An excellent copy.
    £525.00
    £525.00
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    The Philosopher’s Pupil

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    The Philosopher's Pupil By Iris Murdoch First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author to the title page for Rolando Pieraccini, artist and publisher: 'For Rolando Pieraccini with all best wishes Iris Murdoch'. Cover art by Cathie Felstead. Rare inscribed. Original dark blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. A touch of toning to edges with small biro mark to top edge, otherwise near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a small nick to top edge of lower panel and a little edge wear. Jacket hinges fit a little loosely on the book
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    The Player of Games

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    The Player of Games By Iain M. Banks First edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the author in the year and month of publication. Rare thus. Cover art by Richard Hopkinson. The popular second book in the Culture series. Original dark blue cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Just a hint of the usual rubbing to spine tips, else fine, in a near fine or better dust jacket with the slightest hint of spine fade and one isolated and very minor instance of wear to spine head. A fantastic example, seldom encountered with such attributes.
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    The Player of Games

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    The Player of Games By Iain M. Banks Limited edition. One of 201 numbered copies to be signed by the author, of which this is number 178. Housed in accompanying cloth slipcase. A beautiful, fine book in a fine slipcase with a little rubbing in places, primarily to the corners and back.
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    The Road to Little Dribbling

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    The Road to Little Dribbling By Bill Bryson First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Original blue cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Some toning to edges, else fine, in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to spine head.
    £75.00
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    The Satanic Verses

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    The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie First edition, first impression (Viking, 1988). Signed by the author to the title page. Original blue cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Very slight dustiness to top edge with a little marking to boards and a couple of very light creases to bottom of page 20. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a soft crease running along most of the spine panel and a touch of the usual fading with a couple of minor instances of wear to top edge. An excellent example of one of the author's most famous works.
    £1,350.00
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    The Shadow of the Wind

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    The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafón First US edition, first impression (Penguin, 2004). Signed by the author to the title page. Precedes the Weidenfeld & Nicolson limited edition, which was published the following year in 2005. Quarter-bound in burgundy cloth with lettering to spine and upper board in gilt. A touch of pushing to spine ends, else fine in a fine dust jacket. An excellent, crisp copy.
    £500.00
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    The Shadow of the Wind

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    The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafón First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the title page. Original red cloth with lettering to spine in gilt and orange endpapers and paste-downs. A hint of pushing to spine foot with a very small spot to front endpaper, else near fine or better. The original and unclipped dust jacket, save for a couple of isolated and minimal instances of wear to flap edges, is in excellent, near fine condition.
    £600.00
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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold By John le Carré First edition, first impression of the fiftieth anniversary edition published in 2013. Signed by the author to the title page. Original grey cloth with red lettering to spine. A couple of small knocks to bottom corners of boards, else fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the bottom corner of upper panel.
    £285.00
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    The Stand

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    The Stand By Stephen King Deluxe Limited Edition. Bound in full black morocco, title in gilt on spine with raised bands and decorative red title on front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. All edges gilt, sewn in silk bookmark. Red silk endpapers. Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. Includes the scarce glassine tissue cover. Housed in a black wooden box lined with red satin. One of 1,250 copies signed by the author and illustrator, of which this is number 370. A stunning production the size of a family bible, this is widely considered to be the both the most beautiful and among the most desirable books bearing the author's name. A very good wrapper with some edgewear, a tear and couple of tiny nicks to bottom edge. The book is in pristine, fine condition.
    £5,500.00
    £5,500.00