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: 42
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GEORGIA: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
DAWN TRIPP    Book Number: 84209
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £1.63
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...
WARREN 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE
TANYA DEL RIO    Book Number: 85075
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £1.13
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: £2.00
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 ...
VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS 1849-1905: VOLUME VII
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85791
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Denver Colorado 1993 first editions. 7.5" x 10.8" each of seven remaining final copies of these rare volumes for collectors of Victorian literature. V...
VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS 1849-1905: VOLUME VIII
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85792
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Denver Colorado 1993 first editions. 7.5" x 10.8" each of seven remaining final copies of these rare volumes for collectors of Victorian literature. V...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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...
ON LEAVE
DANIEL ANSELME    Book Number: 86413
Published price: $24
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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...
WILLOUGHBYLAND: England's Lost Colony
MATTHEW PARKER    Book Number: 86500
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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: £3.00
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....
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 86909
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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...
IN SEARCH OF EDEN: The Course of An Obsession
JAMES WEIR    Book Number: 87742
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautifully designed Haus Publishing 2007 first edition with one translucent foldout map of Turkey and the Black Sea to the north, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, the Gulf of Aden right down to Ethiopia and t...
1983: Reagan, Andropov and a World on the Brink
TAYLOR DOWNING    Book Number: 87782
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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The book 'deftly takes the reader from the White House to the skies over the Kamchatka peninsula, the streets of Beirut and the corridors of the Kremlin, where anxieties over confrontational US rhe...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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The ceremonial sword is a sign of status and will often be made of precious or rare metals, with a scabbard designed to display intricate craftsmanship and expensive materials. The author has visi...
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 88392
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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With bright yellow edged pages, this US first edition is on heavy quality paper and features throughout attractive artwork by Sophia Martineck to entice younger readers into this collector's editio...
CURSED LEGACY: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann
FREDERIC SPOTTS    Book Number: 88393
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Son of the famous Thomas Mann, homosexual, drug-addicted, and forced to flee from his fatherland, the gifted writer Klaus Mann's comparatively short life was as artistically productive as it was de...
PONDS: Creating and Maintaining Ponds for Wildlife
CHRIS MCLAREN    Book Number: 88904
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Eight pages include beautiful colour artworks of mammals like the otter, plants like the marshmallow with its beautiful pink flowers, the yellow flag iris, the blue kingfisher, the white-clawed cra...
NATION
TERRY PRATCHETT    Book Number: 88530
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Pratchett was an indisputable one-off, gloriously unpredictable and the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Discworld series. Aimed at young adults, here is a wise and witty comic satire. On the...
ALPHABET
BILL WOODROW    Book Number: 88804
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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B is for Mutant? D is for Nostril? Z is for Secret? Bill Woodrow's unique alphabet offers a glimpse into a playful and endlessly inventive artistic mind. Part sketchbook, part riddle, this Royal...
ANN CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD CORK    Book Number: 88805
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful glamorous Royal Academy of Arts 2016 first edition publication. Ann Christopher is primarily a non-figurative sculptor who works in cast bronze, stainless steel and Corten and who crea...
SKRIPAL FILES
MARK URBAN    Book Number: 88837
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Life and Near Death of A Russian Spy' here is the explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergai Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflic...
LONG ROAD
OLIVER CLUTTON-BROCK    Book Number: 88975
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners From Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin, June 1944 to May 1945.' The book is firstly a testament to those many nationalities who found thems...
LIVES OF THE SURREALISTS
DESMOND MORRIS    Book Number: 89122
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £8.75
Product format: Hardback

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Surrealism was a new philosophy of psychic automatism exempted from any aesthetic or moral concern. The Surrealist movement began in Paris in the 1920s and was not in origin and art movement, but ...
CONQUEST OF DEATH:
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD    Book Number: 88942
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner. Lockwood explores the history of crime, murder and suicide in England over four centuries. Whi...
ISLAND LONDON MAPPED: 34 POSTERS
STEPHEN WALTER    Book Number: 88946
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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Like a huge jigsaw with pieces the size of the book (27.5 x 20cm) 34 pull out posters can be removed and perhaps even linked if you're clever! Or framed and admired for their astonishing detail and...
MEISTER ECKHART: Philosopher of Christianity
KURT FLASCH    Book Number: 88947
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the most senior scholars and best-known writers on late German Medieval thought in Europe, renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister ...
MOB TOWN: A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End
JOHN BENNETT    Book Number: 88948
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's industrial boom drew thousands to the East End and crime flourished in its overcrowded squalor. Long before Jack the Ripper prowled its alleys and the Kray twins terrorised its inhabitan...
OUT OF THE SHADOW OF A GIANT
JOHN GRIBBIN & MARY GRIBBIN    Book Number: 88953
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the finest writers of popular science around, here is a compelling dual biography that argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Their place...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Collecting is a curious behaviour. Collectors and their critics have always believed that classical art has special powers: to legitimate rule, to create identities, to express wealth, to enervate ...
WHITE KING: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
LEANDA DE LISLE    Book Number: 88959
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018 Times Book of the Year 2018. Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloo...
PASSCHENDAELE: Unseen Panoramas of the Third Battle of Ypres
PETER BARTON    Book Number: 89070
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £24.50
Product format: Hardback

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This major contribution to the study of World War I is based on a series of 50 panoramic photographs of the whole sweep of different battlefields, some of them taken by Germans and never published ...
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