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'Presented to the Glasgow Chess Club'
Author: JONAS, Edward James Year: 1857
Publisher: Joseph Masters; J & C Mozley, Robert Grant; M Ogle and Son; Printed by James M'Kie, Kilmarnock Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kilmarock Signed: No

pp 208 A scarce book inscribed on the page before the title page: 'Presented to the Glasgow Chess Club for Competition by the Author Jan'y 1864' and in another hand 'Won by B Eckhart Esq..' signed by ...

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'Season's Greetings' Erica Jong to Olywn Hughes
Author: JONG, Erica [Olwyn Hughes] Year: 1971
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

(25x34cm) Christmas card in the form of a folded broadside poem by Erica Jong, inscribed by the author twice and sent to Ted Hughes' sister, Olwyn Hughes. Folded three times with Jong's New York retur...

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'with her Principal's best congratulations...
Author: John Pincher Faunthorpe Year: 1884
Publisher: George Allen Dust Jacket: No
Place: Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent Signed: Yes

pp 263, frontis; 4 plates. The gift of John Pincher Faunthorpe, inspirational Principal of Whitelands College - later the University of Roehampton - inscribed affectionately to 'Maria' a recent gradua...

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A Catalogue of 1112 Stars Reduced from Observation
Author: POND, John; Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander Year: 1833
Publisher: T Bensley, John Murry Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Presentation copy from the Royal Astronomical Society to Friedrich Argelander (1799-1875), comprehensively annotated by the German astronomer with his revised stellar positions. Nineteenth century...

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A Catalogue of Canadian Birds
Author: Montague Chamberlain Year: 1887
Publisher: J & A McMillan, Saint John Dust Jacket: No
Place: New Brunswick Signed: Yes

[iv] viii, pp143 [1] A signed First Edition of Montague Chambelain's influential Catalogue of Canadian Birds. The Canadian-American naturalist, and ethnographer has signed the book at the top of the t...

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American Smoke (Limited Edition)
Author: Iain Sinclair Year: 2010
Publisher: Beat Scene Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[unpaginated] Number 26 of an edition of 125 copies of a section from Iain Sinclair's American Smoke published by the Beat Scene Press. Bound in buff coloured card wrappers with a photograph to the fr...

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Butler's Gift
Author: Martin Hare - Zoe Girling - Sibyl Colefax - Logan Pearsall Smith Year: 1932
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[8] [1] pp 2-316 An unusual association copy of Zoe Girling's novel written under the pseudonym Martin Hare. This copy of the novel, which has an Irish background, has been given by the American essa...

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Caspar John [with ephemera and Memorial Service]
Author: JOHN, Rebecca [Harry Horlock Stringer] Year: 1987
Publisher: Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Excellent association copy of this biography of Augustus John's son and later Admiral of the Fleet Caspar John with a collection of photographs of his family by the British potter and family friend Ha...

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Celebration du Visage [twice signed]
Author: JOLY, Pierre; Vera Cardot [George Brassens] Year: 1966
Publisher: Robert Morel Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

Celebration of the French singer George Brassens inscribed by the book's photographers on the half title: 'A Tom Hackett en Cordial hommage Vera Cardot Pierre Joly Paris - Avril 66'. A very good copy ...

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Christocracy [with manuscript letter]
Author: MURRY, John Middleton Year: 1942
Publisher: Andrew Dakers Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 157 John Middleton Murry's Christocracy with an interesting religious letter from the author on Adelphi headed paper from 1947. In the letter to the critic and writer Malcolm Elwin, JMM mentions an...

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Continent [with a postcard from Jim Crace laid in]
Author: Jim Crace Year: 1986
Publisher: William Heinemann Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 154 A fine first edition of Crace's novel Continent with a most interesting Penguin promotional postcard from the author laid in. The card pictures a woman reading Crace's Signals of Distress in th...

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Craft of Fiction [with letter re Edith Wharton]
Author: LUBBOCK, Percy [Madame Scelsi; Edith Wharton] Year: 1924
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 278 Percy Lubbock's influential history of the novel with an interesting typed letter sent from his Italian home, 'Gli Scafari, Lerici' about his recently published biography of Edith Wharton. The...

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Down & Out in Paris & London [Ida Blair's copy]
Author: ORWELL, George Year: 1933
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

pp 292 [293-8] George Orwell's mother's copy of her son's first book - surely a presentation copy, since it is difficult to conceive of her acquiring an American first edition except through her son. ...

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Euphues the Anatomy of Wit Editio Princeps [etc]
Author: LYLY, John Year: 1895
Publisher: A Constable and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Lyly scholar Richard Warwick Bond's heavily annotated copy of Lyly's works with his ownership inscription on the first blank: 'R. Warwick Bond October 5th, 1897' with the later addendum '(bought to re...

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First Principles of Botany [with letters]
Author: LINDLEY, John Year: 1831
Publisher: Longmans and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Second edition of Lindley's First Principles rebound by an amateur Victorian botanist with blank sheets inserted to allow systematic annotation which has been applied in a small cursive hand to half a...

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Inscribed to 'Your Most Imperial Majesty'
Author: KUBINYI, Victor Von Year: 1907
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

xiv, [2] pp 116 A specially bound presentation copy of this account of the Napoleonic dynasty presented by the author to the widow of Napoleon III. The book is bound in brown pebbled morocco over gree...

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Jawaharlal Nehru: An Autobiography [signed card]
Author: NEHRU, Jawaharlal Year: 1955
Publisher: The Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and New Delhi Signed: No

xvi pp 1-624 Jawaharlal Nehru's landmark autobiography with a Compliments card signed 'Jawaharlal Nehru' laid in. The card (9x6cm) has India's three lion crest with Nehru signing in blue black ink abo...

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Kenneth Grahame [signed by his nephew]
Author: Peter Green [Gordon Hill Grahame] Year: 1959
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 400 A surprisingly unbuttoned biography of the author of The Wind in the Willows inscribed by his nephew, the Canadian novelist on the first blank:'Gordon Hill Grahame "Ballanack" Jan.196...

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Le Japon Interdit [inscribed - with signed poster]
Author: IONESCO, Irina Year: 2004
Publisher: Arts Galerie Benchaieb Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Paris Signed: No

No 168/ 1000 copies inscribed to the Paris-based writer John Baxter by the photographer Irina Ionesco on 10 November 2004, on the opening night of this exhibition of her photographic study of Yakusa t...

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Marcel Proust a Biography [inscribed]
Author: PAINTER, George D; John Julius Norwich Year: 1959
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: No
Place: 1959 Signed: Yes

[2 Vols] Inscribed copy of George Painter's classic Proust biography to the historian John Julius Norwich. Both volumes were owned by Viscount Norwich, the second volume from 1965 is nicely inscribed ...

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Northumberland
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner Year: 1957
Publisher: Penguin Books Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Harmondsworth Signed: Yes

pp 1-362 [6] Notes. Pevsner's guide to Northumberland with a letter by the author and another by his secretary relating to the book laid in. Using Buildings of England notepaper Pevsner writes to a Mr...

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Ode to Salvador Dali [Broadside]
Author: LORCA, Federico Garcia Lorca [translated by] Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno Year: 1994
Publisher: Alyscamps Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

No57/100 Broadside (60x40cm) signed limited edition of Sawyer-Laucanno's translation of Lorca's Ode. Two half-tone photographs of Dali and Lorca alongside the letter press: 'published by Ayscamps Pres...

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Presentation copy with letter: Carl H Pforzheimer
Author: PFORZHEIMER, Carl H; Earl of Surrey Year: 1933
Publisher: Privately Printed for Carl H Pforzheimer by John Johnson at the Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Purchase, New York Signed: Yes

xxviii, pp 54 + facsimile. Presentation copy of the great book collector Carl Pforzheimer's edition of Surrey to the New York book dealer George Hellman. Laid in is a manuscript letter by Pforzheimer ...

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Target Antarctica [dedication copy]
Author: INNES, Hammond Year: 1993
Publisher: Chapmans Dust Jacket: No
Place: 1993 Signed: Yes

pp 305 The dedication copy of this late work by the action and adventure novelist, Hammond Innes, inscribed to the book's printed dedicatees, Monty and Maureen Baker Munton. The main inscription appea...

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The Hand of Man [+ authorial palm reading letter]
Author: Noel Jaquin Year: 1933
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 268 A first edition of The Hand of Man with a typed letter by the hand analyst Noel Jaquin and a detailed analysis of a hand print submitted by the book's first owner, Rita Dutton whose ownership s...

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The Ladybird [Roger Senhouse's copy]
Author: LAWRENCE D H [Roger Senhouse] Year: 1923
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 255 [1] Roger Senhouse's copy of Lawrence's long story collection which includes The Ladybird, The Fox and The Captain's Doll. Senhouse's neat ownership signature appears on the first pastedown. Th...

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The Making of a State [inscribed]
Author: MASARYK, Thomas [Tomáš ] Garrigue [Dr Robert Fitzgibbon Young] Year: 1927
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 464. Inscribed first edition of Masaryk's account of his role in the creation of Czechoslovakia, given to a British diplomat mentioned in the text. Masaryk has inscribed the second blank in black i...

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The Mugger [inscribed]
Author: McBain Ed [John Baxter] Year: 1959
Publisher: T V Boardman and Company Limited Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, New York Signed: Yes

Mordantly inscribed first British edition in McBain's hand, using his real name, to the bibliophile and writer John Baxter on the first blank: 'To John - This, too , is a relic! Boardman is now out o...

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The Pantechnicon [the printer's copy]
Author: MISKIN, Lionel Year: 1969
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson/ Mayflower Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

ff 188 Bound typescript of Miskin's novel inspired by Andreyev's short story, covered in proof corrections and with typographical instructions and double page spreads on tracing paper showing the layo...

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The Politics of Environment [signed]
Author: JOHNSON, Stanley Year: 1973
Publisher: Tom Stacey Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 240 An inscribed copy of Stanley Johnson's environmental study which he has dedicated on the first blank to the recently ousted Conservative Prime Minister: 'To Edward Heath with the best wishes of...

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The Trend of Petroleum Production
Author: MILNER, Henry B Year: 1927
Publisher: The Mining Magazine Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A signed offprint by the mining and petroleum expert Henry B Milner. The author has dedicated the pamphlet in the top corner of the front cover: 'A H Wells Esq BSc. With the Author's Compliments'. I...

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Venture to the Interior [with ALS]
Author: Laurens Van der Post [Ingaret Van der Post] Year: 1952
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 242 An inscribed reprint by the bush-man of Cheyne Walk with an autograph letter from the book's dedicatee, his second wife, laid in. The author has inscribed the book to John and Diana Webel, appa...

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