First Editions

First Editions

First Editions

First Editions

UK and US First Editions of famous and collectable authors - many of which may become rare - and a rather good investment.

 

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Number: 91
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A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Poison gas, the torpedo, the Zeppelin, here is a startling new window onto World War One with Diana Preston's chronicle of the birth of weapons of mass destruction. Between April 22nd and May 30th...
SEVERED: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
FRANCES LARSON    Book Number: 81576
Published price: $27.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Shrunken heads, trophy heads, framed heads, frozen heads, heads as prizes, as art, as objects of instruction, as symbols of triumph over enemies, this most unusual book investigates the ways in whi...
AWAY IN A MANGER: A Molly Murphy Mystery
RHYS BOWEN    Book Number: 82347
Published price: $24.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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By the author of the Evan Evans and Royal Spyness series, British born Rhys Bowen is one of the greatest mystery writers working today, known for her quick wit and sharp mind which makes Molly Murp...
BETWEEN TWO FIRES
MARK NOCE    Book Number: 82348
Published price: $25.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Reminiscent of A Game of Thrones and set in medieval Wales on the brink of invasion, this epic historical novel is about a princess torn between love and duty. The year is 597, and Saxon Barbarian...
THE BOX: Tales from the Dark Room
GÜNTER GRASS    Book Number: 82540
Published price: $23
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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By the author of 'The Tin Drum' and a Nobel prize winner, these are inspired and daring works of fiction. Günter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their c...
FAMILY FURNISHINGS: Selected Stories 1995-2014
ALICE MUNRO    Book Number: 82583
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Alice Munro is often able to say more in 30 pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in 300. She is a virtuoso of the elliptical and the master of the contemporary short story.' She is also ...
SLADE HOUSE
DAVID MITCHELL    Book Number: 82594
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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'This compact fantasy burns with classic Mitchellian energy. Painstakingly imagined and crackling with narrative velocity, it's a Dracula for the new millennium.' Slade House is a fractal offshoo...
LET'S MAKE TOYS
ROY MCCONKEY & DOROTHY JEFFREE    Book Number: 83023
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Only an elementary knowledge of carpentry and basic sewing skills are needed to make these invaluable toys, especially designed for mentally and physically handicapped children. These toys are des...
BAKLAVA CLUB
JASON GOODWIN    Book Number: 83124
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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By the author of The Janissary Tree, this novel asks whether investigator Yashim has met his match at last. We go on a dark adventure which whirls us through the majesty and corruption of Istanbul...
FATAL RIVALRY: Flodden 1513
GEORGE GOODWIN    Book Number: 83140
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain', here is the story of Flodden, the biggest and bloodiest Anglo-Scottish battle and its consequences. On September 9th, the ...
ROGERSON'S BOOK OF NUMBERS
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 83190
Published price: $16
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Culture of Numbers - From 1001 Nights to The Seven Wonders of the World' we have here a US first edition. The book is based on a numerical array of virtues, spiritual attributes, g...
TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 83200
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Rushdie invents his own cultural narrative - one that blends elements of 'One Thousand and One Nights', Homeric epics and sci-fi and action-adventure comic books... referencing Henry James, Mel Br...
NATURAL MYSTICS: Marley, Tosh and Wailer
COLIN GRANT    Book Number: 83035
Published price: $26.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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'Get Up, Stand Up', 'I Shot the Sheriff' and 'Stir It Up' are three songs that have come to define an era. This engrossing triple biography follows The Wailers and the undisputed kings of reggae, ...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSAN WATKINS    Book Number: 82805
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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With superb photography by Mark Fiennes, this big glamorous Thames & Hudson publication has no less than 194 colour illustrations, recreating the world in which Mary Queen of Scots lived, from the ...
EXPLORERS: A Story of Fearless Outcasts
MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 83904
Published price: $16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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In 1856 two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown - the location of the River Nile's source. They travelled deep into a forb...
MARRIAGE GAME: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I
ALISON WEIR    Book Number: 83922
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Historical biographer and novelist Alison Weir conjures what is known about Elizabeth I from childhood to coronation. It is a novel of Tudor drama bringing to life England's most scandalous royal ...
ROME AND RHETORIC: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
GARRY WILLS    Book Number: 83937
Published price: £18
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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The recent modern staging of Julius Caesar at the New Bridge Theatre at Tower Bridge only goes to prove Shakespeare's enduring skill and understanding of political machinations. Renaissance plays ...
STRONG AS DEATH IS LOVE: The Song of Songs
TRANSLATED BY ROBERT ALTER    Book Number: 83945
Published price: £21.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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An award-winning translation which brings new immediacy to five beloved books of the Bible - the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah and Daniel. These Late Biblical books are innovative, entertainin...
BIRDS OF LONDON
ANDREW SELF    Book Number: 83962
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £13.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the excellent Natural History Society and Helm County Avifauna guides, this is an authoritative guide for serious birders who enjoy statistics and history. It covers chronological highlight...
CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR
JENNIFER RYAN    Book Number: 83965
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the idyllic village of Chilbury in Kent, the year is 1940 and change is afoot. Hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the m...
ADVANCED SEX MAGIC: The Hanging Mystery Initiation
MARIA DE NAGLOWSKA    Book Number: 83846
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Russian mystic, esoteric high priestess and self-styled Satanic Woman of 1930s Paris, Maria de Naglowska's book is available for the first time in English. Her religious system called the Third Te...
BRIAN FROUD'S GOBLINS
BRIAN FROUD & ARI BERK    Book Number: 84120
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The publisher guarantees full talismanic satisfaction and has included an anti-goblin device in a wallet envelope in the last page of the book. Cheez Mongrel leaps out, in one of the fantastic 3D-...
BAILEY EXPOSED
DAVID BAILEY    Book Number: 84047
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A National Portrait Gallery publication with thick quality white glossy pages, many in black so that the portrait, polaroid or image beckons, be it Morecambe and Wise, the Kray Twins, Mary Quant, P...
CENTURY OF WISDOM
CAROLINE STOESSINGER    Book Number: 83817
Published price: $23
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Hardback

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Alice Herz-Sommer at 108 years old was the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor. She was a pianist who had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of ...
CHARLES DARWIN: Destroyer of Myths
ANDREW NORMAN    Book Number: 83818
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Looking at the controversy Darwin's writings provoked and at the impact of his work today, here is a compelling portrait of one of the most influential scientific thinkers in history. Charles Darw...
MAYHEM: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain 1748-53
NICHOLAS ROGERS    Book Number: 83831
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Yale University Press first edition 2012 from the Lewis Walpole Series dedicated to the culture and history of the 18th century. At the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of ...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
SHIPWRECKS AND SUNKEN TREASURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
TONY WELLS    Book Number: 84363
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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The Ship Index at the back lists ship, nationality, year lost, region lost and page number and is an astonishingly long list, particularly for losses in Indonesia, the South China Sea and Malaysia,...
VANISHING VELAZQUEZ: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession
LAURA CUMMINGS    Book Number: 84364
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Written by the art critic of The Observer, here is a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy and an homage to the art of Velázquez. This incredible story, part art history and part mystery,...
ART VISIONARIES
MARK GETLEIN & ANNABEL HOWARD    Book Number: 84195
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Paperback

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At the beginning of the 19th century in Europe painting and sculpture tended to be classed, together with music, poetry and architecture, as "fine art", but as the century wore on the adjective was...
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