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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DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The woman who haunts artist Mark Harrison's dreams is a symbol of fertility and a goddess of nature surrounded by flowers, vines and leafy plants, her hair growing in tendrils adorned with fruit, a...
HERETICS AND HEROES
THOMAS CAHILL    Book Number: 86010
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World', this truly revolutionary book is an important volume in Cahill's acclaimed Hinges of History series. It covers the t...
ART OF INDIA: Images of Nature
JUDITH MAGEE    Book Number: 85545
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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India has one of the richest natural histories in the world, and the country's artistic heritage reflects its diversity of flora and fauna grouped here by Ethnographical and Topographical, Botanica...
YOUNG KIM PHILBY
EDWARD HARRISON    Book Number: 85016
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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This new biography of the notorious traitor re-examines the crucial early years of Soviet spy and British Intelligence Officer, Kim Philby's work as a Soviet agent using private papers and document...
BREAD AND BUTTER: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes
ERIN MCKENNA    Book Number: 86142
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Visitors to the US may have come across Erin McKenna - her bakery, BabyCakes, is one of the best known niche bakeries in the States with branches in NY, LA and Orlando. For many years gluten intole...
KING JOHN AND THE ROAD TO MAGNA CARTA
STEPHEN CHURCH    Book Number: 86156
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, Church reveals how a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance. King John (1166-1216) ...
STALIN'S ENGLISHMAN
ANDREW LOWNIE    Book Number: 86171
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Guy Burgess, the Cold War and the Cambridge Spy Ring are the subjects of this first, full-scale biography telling the extraordinary true story of the man at the heart of Cold War espionage. Fascin...
THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION: Stories
CHINA MIEVILLE    Book Number: 86174
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The London based author has won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award three times. Horror, noir, fantasy, politics and poetry swirl effortlessly in this dark, some...
KITTY THE TOON: The World's First Inland Colony
JOHN MILES & BARRY ROBSON    Book Number: 86373
Published price: £7
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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One stormy day strong winds blew a flock of sea-going gulls, called Kittiwakes, up the River Tyne to Newcastle. Instead of cliffs there were tall buildings close to the water and plenty of ledges ...
ON LEAVE
DANIEL ANSELME    Book Number: 86413
Published price: $24
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Daniel Rabinovitch was born in 1927 and adopted the name Anselme while serving in the French Resistance and this novel was first published in Paris in 1957. France's engagement in Algeria was beco...
LOVE CECIL: A Journey with Cecil Beaton
LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND    Book Number: 86712
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful big Abrams art book from New York, this photographic gallery pays a glamorous tribute in mostly mono quality shots to the talented photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). It offers an e...
BAGHDAD: City of Peace, City of Blood
JUSTIN MAROZZI    Book Number: 86618
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as "The most brilliant of the new generation of travel writer-historians" and we are delighted to have this Da Capo Press 2014 first edition. ...
BLACK MIRROR: Looking At Life Through Death
RAYMOND TALLIS    Book Number: 86619
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the perspective of one's own future corpse, the world now vacated can be seen most clearly in all its richness and complexity. Blending lyrical reflection, humour and the occasional philosoph...
CHURCHILL: The Young Warrior
JOHN HARTE    Book Number: 86620
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Winston Churchill is the single man who played a pivotal role in both World Wars. This specially imported book describes what young Winston learned about war, and the flaws in human nature while f...
ENGLISH GARDEN: A Journey Through Its History
HANS VON TROTHA    Book Number: 86507
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the collectable Haus first editions (2009) with attractive blood red cloth binding and tipped in pastoral illustration on the front cover. English garden design was entirely reinvented duri...
PROKOFIEV
THOMAS SCHIPPERGES    Book Number: 86513
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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Specialising in music and politics in the Soviet Union, Thomas Schipperges is a Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. This 2003 first edition English translation is a quality pub...
ROBERT SCHUMANN
MONICA STEEGMANN    Book Number: 86515
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Christiane Schumann regarded her youngest son, who was born on 8th June 1810, as her 'golden boy', someone special. She was musical herself and made sure that at the age of seven he was sent to th...
CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 86477
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Between the First Revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, the former St Petersburg, Petrograd, was in turmoil, felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Mevsky Pro...
GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS
WILL FRIEDWALD    Book Number: 86481
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Each of the 57 albums recorded here capture the artist at a high point and individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explained, and the songs and songwriters heralded. Appraising each album, F...
KINGDOM OF SPEECH
TOM WOLFE    Book Number: 86485
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Language in all its forms advanced man far beyond the boundaries of natural selection, allowing him to think abstractly and plan ahead; measure things and record measurements for later; comprehend...
WILLOUGHBYLAND: England's Lost Colony
MATTHEW PARKER    Book Number: 86500
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for a series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America'...
WRITTEN WORD
MARTIN PUCHNER    Book Number: 86501
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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"A story of letters and paper and rocket ships, of ruthless conquerors and elegant court ladies and middle-class entrepreneurs, of the will to power and the dream of freedom." - Stephen Greenblatt....
NIGHTFLYERS AND OTHER STORIES
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN    Book Number: 87017
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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By the bestselling author of A Game of Thrones here is a superb collection of short stories by the master of science fiction and fantasy. The nine-strong crew of the star ship Nightflyer is headin...
INQUIRY
WILL CAINE    Book Number: 87067
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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What if everything they told you was a lie? Following the recent success of TV series like The Capture, many people are frozen with fear knowing they are being watched by surveillance cameras all t...
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN
CHRIS CLEAVE    Book Number: 87143
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Multi award-winning novel loosely based on the author's grandparents' story, here is a tremendous and sweeping love story which unfolds against the backdrop of war-torn London and Malta. When war ...
PLACE OF CONFINEMENT OR, THE EXAMINATIONS OF MISS DIDO KENT
MISS ANNA DEAN    Book Number: 87149
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Author Louise Penny said of this "Bliss. Like being wrapped in a comforter and transported to 1805... Rich in suspense, period detail, humour and most of all characters. They come alive, and none m...
BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide
CHARLES FOSTER    Book Number: 86989
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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A passionate naturalist explores what it is really like to be an animal by living among them. To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster tried to be li...
GRAIN BRAIN WHOLE LIFE PLAN
DAVID PERLMUTTER    Book Number: 86897
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Described as the definitive instruction book on the care and feeding of your brain! With over one million copies sold worldwide, Dr Perlmutter's books have changed the lives of people around the g...
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 86909
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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For a moment when the Blue Nile in full flood enters the White Nile it backs up the river, reversing its flow for five miles, mixing its load of sediment with the clearer waters of the White Nile t...
RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
STEPHEN GREENBLATT    Book Number: 86910
Published price: $27.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it has become not just the foundation of three maj...
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