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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ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY
Book number: 90449 Product format: Hardback Author: EDWARD O. WILSON
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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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...
TRAVELS WITH HENRY JAMES
Book number: 91178 Product format: Hardback Author: HENRY JAMES
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The author of such classic novels as The Portrait of A Lady, The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller, Henry James (1843-1916) here takes readers from the American towns of upstate New York to villag...
GATSBY'S OXFORD
Book number: 91351 Product format: Hardback Author: CHRISTOPHER SNYDER
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Sub-titled 'Scott, Zelda, and The Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929' this extraordinary history shows how the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald's creation of Jay Gatsby, war hero and Oxford man at...
GOLDEN HOUSE: A Novel
Book number: 91353 Product format: Hardback Author: SALMAN RUSHDIE
Published price: $28.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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In a time of polarising extremes, can we find common ground? Will despots and their supporters be forever with us? Can story and art enlighten us? In this stylish novel, the literary genius Salm...
MARY TOFT OR THE RABBIT QUEEN
Book number: 91378 Product format: Hardback Author: DEXTER PALMER
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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In 1726 in the town of Godalming, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to 17 rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for this powerfully evocative novel. Surgeo...
VESPER FLIGHTS
Book number: 91411 Product format: Hardback Author: HELEN MACDONALD
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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By the author of H is for Hawk here is a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to nature. A literary cabinet of curiosities about the wonders and oddities of the natural w...
QUICHOTTE
Book number: 91388 Product format: Hardback Author: SALMAN RUSHDIE
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR we have the 2019 US first edition of the latest fiction by the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre w...
LOVE IN THE BLITZ
Book number: 91610 Product format: Hardback Author: EILEEN ALEXANDER
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Sub-titled 'The Greatest Lost Love Letters of the Second World War', Eileen Alexander graduated in 1939 with a brilliant First Class degree in English from Girton College, Cambridge. Her subsequen...
WAVES ACROSS THE SOUTH
Book number: 91644 Product format: Hardback Author: SUJIT SIVASUNDARAM
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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The Indian and Pacific oceans constitute a forgotten quarter of this planet, brought here together perhaps for the first time in a sustained work of history by the Cambridge academic. The decades ...
RADICAL WORDSWORTH: The Poet Who Changed the World
Book number: 91099 Product format: Hardback Author: JONATHAN BATE
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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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...
THREE TIGERS, ONE MOUNTAIN
Book number: 91742 Product format: Hardback Author: MICHAEL BOOTH
Published price: £20.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Sub-titled 'A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan' the book explores the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighbouring countri...
LIVING WITH THE GODS: On Beliefs and Peoples
Book number: 91678 Product format: Hardback Author: NEIL MACGREGOR
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Faith, ideology, religion - these concepts have the power to unite and divide a civilisation. This book is not a history of religion nor an argument regarding faith but rather a collection of stori...
DOMINANT CHARACTER
Book number: 92006 Product format: Hardback Author: SAMANTHA SUBRAMANIAN
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Sub-titled 'The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane', J. B. S. grew up in Edinburgh into a family of important landowners who led strict, spare lives, obedient to their Calvin...
EARTH SHATTERING EVENTS: Earthquakes, Nations
Book number: 92417 Product format: Hardback Author: ANDREW ROBINSON
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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The growth of the scientific study of earthquakes is woven into this far-reaching history. The story begins with a series of earthquakes in England in 1750. Today seismologists can monitor the vi...
WORD PARTY
Book number: 92313 Product format: Hardback Author: Richard Edwards
Published price: £29.85
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Poems to grab, tickle and tease the imagination about the cook who made a submarine from prunes, leeks and eggs, and one about a cloud who wanted to rain. 'Loving words clutch crimson roses, rude ...
FARMER'S SON: Calving Season on A Family Farm
Book number: 92875 Product format: Hardback Author: JOHN CONNELL
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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A number one bestseller in Ireland, the author lives on his family farm Birchview in County Longford, Ireland. He writes about the connection between people and land in a way that goes beyond mere...
GATE TO CHINA: A New History
Book number: 92879 Product format: Hardback Author: MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Sub-titled 'A New History of the People's Republic and Hong Kong', the rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule is told with unique insight in this new history, drawing on eyew...
HOLLYWOOD ROYALE: Out of the School of Los Angeles
Book number: 92915 Product format: Hardback Author: MATTHEW ROLSTON
Published price: £80
Bibliophile price: £18.00
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100 mesmerising photographs of pop stars to movie stars, TV personalities to socialites, Andy Warhol's protégé presents a virtual 'who's who' of 1980s celebrity. The Beverly Hills California Holly...
GREEK TO ME: Adventures of the Comma Queen
Book number: 92731 Product format: Hardback Author: MARY NORRIS
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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A charming book about language, love and the wine-dark sea by the author who has delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils, punctuation and punctiliousness over three decades in The Ne...
VIXEN
Book number: 93002 Product format: Hardback Author: Francine Prose
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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A bright Coney Island Jew tries to rise in the gin-soaked world of WASP publishing, where his job is to mash the tragedy of the Rosenberg executions into pulp. This cunning and engrossing book is ...
RENOIR: An Intimate Biography
Book number: 93126 Product format: Hardback Author: BARBARA EHRLICH WHITE
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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A big glamorous heavyweight Thames & Hudson publication with 105 illustrations by the Tufts University professor and friend of Renoir's great granddaughter Sophie. The joy that permeates August Re...
CRIMEAN LETTERS FROM THE 41st (THE WELCH) REGIMENT 1854-56
Book number: 93217 Product format: Hardback Author: MAJOR-GENERAL WILLIAM ALLAN,
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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The Crimean War of 1854-56 was the first of the 'modern' wars. The opening round at the Alma was a direct throwback to the Napoleonic campaigns of 50 years earlier, whereas the Siege of Sevastopol...
MORNING GLORY ON THE VINE
Book number: 92354 Product format: Hardback Author: JONI MITCHELL
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £16.50
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The Canadian songwriter Joni Mitchell produced her ground-breaking album Blue in 1971. It emerged as a singular commercial and critical success around the world and at the time the artist herself ...
ISLAND LONDON MAPPED: 34 POSTERS
Book number: 88946 Product format: Paperback Author: STEPHEN WALTER
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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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...
MARVEL VAULT: A Visual History
Book number: 93402 Product format: Paperback Author: ROY THOMAS & PETER SANDERSON
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Complete with items of facsimile memorabilia tucked into an album sized 12" square sleeve on the inside front cover including three trading cards, the Fantastic Four Synopsis from 1961 typewritten,...
PHALLIC FRENZY: Ken Russell and His Films
Book number: 93409 Product format: Hardback Author: JOSEPH LANZA
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (1927-2011) made some of the most daring, disturbing, establishment-baiting and beautifully-shot films of all time. His films have been drawn from a wide range of...
RALPH AYRES' COOKERY BOOK
Book number: 93412 Product format: Hardback Author: INTRO. BY JANE JAKEMAN
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Make a Millet Seed Puding, a Jelly of Rasberyes, Gingerbread, Pickled Kidney Beans, Presarve Damsons for Sweetmeats or tarts, make a good Beef Gravey or Minct Pyes with raisins stoned and chopped s...
EARTH TO EARTH: A Natural History of Churchyards
Book number: 93456 Product format: Hardback Author: STEFAN BUCZACKI
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Professor Stefan Buczacki is one of the world's most renowned botanists having written around 60 books including several standard works of reference. He spent 12 unbroken years as panellist and ch...
NAPOLEON'S PLUNDER AND THE THEFT OF VERONESE'S FEAST
Book number: 94084 Product format: Hardback Author: CYNTHIA SALTZMAN
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.50
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A Thames & Hudson first edition with 46 illustrations, 14 in colour, chronicling one of the most spectacular art appropriation campaigns in history. Napoleon Bonaparte brought the Bayeux Tapestry ...
THAMES & HUDSON DICTIONARY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Book number: 94102 Product format: Paperback Author: NATHALIE HERSCHDORFER
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £20.00
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A landmark publication for photography, well written and nicely designed with concise entries on photographers, genres and processes, one that will be enjoyed for many years to come. A truly heavy...
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