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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.
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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.
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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
    £975.00