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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A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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...
BAKLAVA CLUB
JASON GOODWIN    Book Number: 83124
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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...
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...
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...
CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR
JENNIFER RYAN    Book Number: 83965
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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...
BRIAN FROUD'S GOBLINS
BRIAN FROUD & ARI BERK    Book Number: 84120
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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-...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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...
GAP OF TIME
JEANETTE WINTERSON    Book Number: 84207
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is retold as 'The Gap of Time' in this delicate, visionary cover version of the great play. One of Shakespeare's late plays, it tells the story of a king ...
GEORGIA: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
DAWN TRIPP    Book Number: 84209
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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The American icon is brought fully to life in a novel of the very nature of love, longing, femininity and art. The artist Georgia O'Keeffe had a love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz. He...
BLOOD
E. S. THOMSON    Book Number: 84730
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Gothic, gory and glorious, this is one of the popular Jem Flockhart series. Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem and Will Quartermain find themselves on...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 84813
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living birds present a far more fascinating range of shape and posture, colour and shading. Often their anatomy is hidden by leaves, their plumage colours are changed by light or their feet are ou...
SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE
SHELLEY EMLING    Book Number: 85154
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Brief, Astonishing Life of St Catherine of Siena', here is the first modern, secular biography of Italy's answer to Joan of Arc. Only one of two patron saints of Italy, the other b...
RODOLPHE BRESDIN: An Incorrigible Bohemian
TREVOR DANCE    Book Number: 85006
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Glamorous hardbound first edition with dozens of full page artworks and plates of etchings, pen and ink drawings, a detail from The Town of Fantasy, lithographs on vellum, this book is the first mo...
ALIF THE UNSEEN
G. WILLOW WILSON    Book Number: 84961
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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With shades of Philip Pullman and The Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, technology and spirituality in a much publicised and appreciated urban ...
DEMIGODS & MAGICIANS: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
RICK RIORDAN    Book Number: 84967
Published price: $14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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'Storyteller of the gods' Rick Riordan is famous for his Percy Jackson children's book series based on Greek and Roman mythology and the Kane Chronicles based on Egyptian mythology. This glamorous...
INDIAN FAMILY KITCHEN
ANJALI PATHAK    Book Number: 84974
Published price: $27.50
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Classic dishes for a new generation of Indian food lovers, the author is the granddaughter of the founders of Patak's, the popular brand of Indian-style curry pastes, sauces and spices and is a res...
STAR WARS ALIENS: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume I
LANDRY D. WALKER    Book Number: 84986
Published price: $12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens' was one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated films ever, premiering in 2015, ten years after the previous instalment ('Revenge of the Sith') and the first...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
RED MAN'S BONES: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
BENITA EISLER    Book Number: 85042
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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George Catlin (1796-1872) has been described as 'the first artist of the West' as no white man before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. An unsuccessful ...
REVOLVING DOOR OF LIFE: A 44 Scotland Street Novel
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 85397
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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For seven year old Bertie Pollock, life in Edinburgh's most celebrated fictional street has just got immeasurably better. The enforced absence of his endlessly pushy mother Irene, currently consci...
CARTES POSTALES FROM GREECE
VICTORIA HISLOP    Book Number: 85317
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote 'The Island' in 2005 and her number one bestseller 'The Return' was about the painful secrets of the Spa...
AUGUSTINE: Conversions to Confessions
ROBIN LANE FOX    Book Number: 85053
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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A magisterial and beautifully written authoritative portrait of this colossal figure at his most thoughtful, vulnerable and profound, written by the Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. 'You ar...
UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 85073
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sometimes autobiographical, as childhood experiences are interwoven with adult memories, Charles Dickens's sketches include visits to the Paris Morgue, where a body he sees there has been fished ou...
WARREN 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE
TANYA DEL RIO    Book Number: 85075
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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Beware! Contains witches, secret codes, monsters, mazes and other sinister material! He's the one bellhop, valet, groundskeeper and errand boy of his family's ancient hotel. It's a strange, shad...
CONTROVERSIAL BODIES
EDITED BY JOHN LANTOS    Book Number: 85116
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Thoughts on the Public Display of Plastinated Corpses', the book looks at the powerful sway these corpses hold over their living audiences everywhere. Plastination was invented in the ...
MORE LETTERS OF NOTE
COMPILED BY SHAUN USHER    Book Number: 85198
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Expertly designed and produced on yellow linen cloth with boards front and back, there is a library ticket pocket on the front and a triple gatefold at page 161 of a magnificent embroidered letter ...
ADVENTURES IN THE STRAND
Mike Ashley    Book Number: 85691
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Arthur Conan Doyle and The Strand Magazine', the Sherlock Holmes stories and other contributions such as the Professor Challenger stories, articles on spiritualism and fairies and cover...
MEMOIRS OF WALTER BAGEHOT
Unknown    Book Number: 85880
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Writer, banker and economist, Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) for many years edited The Economist which still includes a 'Bagehot' column. His classic study The English Constitution transformed discuss...
VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS 1849-1905: VOLUME I
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85786
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Denver Colorado 1993 first editions. 7.5" x 10.8" each of eight remaining final copies of these rare volumes for collectors of Victorian literature. V...
VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS 1849-1905: VOLUME III
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85787
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Denver Colorado 1993 first editions. 7.5" x 10.8" each of eight remaining final copies of these rare volumes for collectors of Victorian literature. V...
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