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.

 

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...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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...
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...
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: £6.50
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...
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 ...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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 ...
PASSCHENDAELE: Unseen Panoramas of the Third Battle of Ypres
PETER BARTON    Book Number: 89070
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £22.50
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 ...
YOUNG LEONARDO: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS    Book Number: 89651
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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A visually rich book which unravels an historical mystery, this is an exceptional insight into the gestation of Leonardo da Vinci as the leading artist of the High Renaissance. The authors bring a...
MOBY-DICK: A Pop-Up Book
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 89694
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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Quite superb paper engineering by Gérard Lo Monaco and lino cut illustrations literally lift forward in 3D on every righthand page of Melville's abridged classic Moby-Dick or The Whale. The story ...
MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS HIDDEN TREASURES
ADRIAN BESLEY    Book Number: 89695
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Hardback

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Slipcased first edition containing envelopes packed with hidden treasures, 16 items in facsimile documents of original sketches together with all crossings out and amendments in handwriting reprodu...
WITCHES & WIZARDS CHARACTER HANDBOOK: LEGO Harry Potter
SAMANTHA SWANK    Book Number: 89875
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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Learn all about your favourite characters from Hogwarts heroes like Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley to infamous wizards like Lord Voldemort and Sirius Black and Albus Dumbledore. Who has a magica...
DAVID BOWIE A LIFE
DYLAN JONES    Book Number: 89774
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Musicians, groupies, music producers like Tony Visconti, Mick Rock, Angie Bowie, photographer Brian Duffy, the mime artist Lindsay Kemp, musician Nile Rodgers, journalists, actresses and models, To...
A TO Z: The Untold Stories of Our Names
LIO YEUNG    Book Number: 90042
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bold colourful artwork on every page by the award-winning art director and designer, learn the meanings of around 100 names from Aaliyah, the feminine version of Ali meaning 'sublime' in the Arabic...
AMBONESE HERBAL VOLUMES 1-6
GEORGIUS EVERHARDUS RUMPHIUS    Book Number: 90179
Published price: £350
Bibliophile price: £125.00
Product format: Hardback

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Rumphius (1627-1702), founder of Indonesia Botanical Exploration and one of the greatest naturalists of the 17th century, was the first to describe tropical orchids in a western language and within...
TIMES GREAT LETTERS: A Century of Notable Correspondence
JAMES OWEN    Book Number: 90588
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Before 1914 there was no Letters Page as such in The Times. The newspaper had since its founding in 1785 published correspondence to it, and the decision to start grouping letters into a single pa...
PAUL GAUGUIN'S INTIMATE JOURNALS
PAUL GAUGUIN & EMIL GAUGUIN    Book Number: 90656
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Privately printed for subscribers only in 1921 in New York, this facsimile is numbered 972. Paul Gauguin is one of the giants of French post-Impressionism and a pioneer of early Modernism. A rebe...
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC ILLUSTRATES THE BELLE EPOQUE
HILLIARD GOLDFARB    Book Number: 88502
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big, rare exhibition catalogue published by Yale University Press with Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2006 first edition softback. The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-190...
ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 90449
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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By pushing further into the realm of science, especially fields such as evolutionary biology, neuro-science and anthropology, Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward O. Wilson calls for a transformati...
LAND: How The Hunger For Ownership Shaped The World
SIMON WINCHESTER    Book Number: 91092
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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A sweeping global history of how our land has been mapped, owned, divided, stolen, cared for, fought over, preserved and restored. Mass appropriation of land as perpetrated by European colonists i...
RADICAL WORDSWORTH: The Poet Who Changed the World
JONATHAN BATE    Book Number: 91099
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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William Wordsworth was born among the mountains of the Lake District, walked into the French Revolution, had a love affair and an illegitimate child before witnessing horrific violence in Paris. H...
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...