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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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 ...
CONQUEST OF DEATH:
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD    Book Number: 88942
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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 ...
MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS HIDDEN TREASURES
ADRIAN BESLEY    Book Number: 89695
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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: £1.13
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...
A TO Z: The Untold Stories of Our Names
LIO YEUNG    Book Number: 90042
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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: £80.00
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...
ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 90449
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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: £6.50
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...
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...
RICH DESIGNS OF CLARICE CLIFF
RICHARD GREEN AND DES JONES    Book Number: 91253
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Rare 1995 first edition, this exciting volume presents both a fascinating insight into the life of Clarice Cliff, the innovative designer of her time, and is the most detailed reference of her desi...
DRAWN FROM LIFE: Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne
INTRODUCED BY TIM PARKS    Book Number: 91160
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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A new selection of Montaigne's most resonant essays translated by Michael Screech, Michel de Montaigne is one of the founding fathers of the essay. Retreating to his chateau to write and often neg...
TRAVELS WITH HENRY JAMES
HENRY JAMES    Book Number: 91178
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
THE TIMES WATERWAYS OF BRITAIN
JONATHAN MOSSE    Book Number: 91509
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Illustrated with mapping, archive and over 300 contemporary colour photographs, we can glide along the canals and rivers of Britain and evoke a bygone era when life moved at a more leisurely pace. ...
GATSBY'S OXFORD
CHRISTOPHER SNYDER    Book Number: 91351
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 91353
Published price: $28.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MACBETH
JO NESBO    Book Number: 91375
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR with the initials JN in this glamorous US first edition hardback with a golden sticker saying Signed Copy, here is a new thriller from the author of The Snowman. Set in the 19...
MARY TOFT OR THE RABBIT QUEEN
DEXTER PALMER    Book Number: 91378
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
HELEN MACDONALD    Book Number: 91411
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
HOLLAND ON PAPER: In the Age of Art Nouveau
CLIFFORD ACKLEY    Book Number: 91361
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the early 1890s, many progressive Dutch visual artists made a conscious effort to break with the past. This special selection of Dutch works on paper from 1890-1920 comprises many and diverse a...
LOVE LIKE BLOOD
MARK BILLINGHAM    Book Number: 91374
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Written by the really, really nice man, the author of the DI Tom Thorne series. This riveting novel marks the return of series character Tom Thorne as he pairs up with the perfectionist Detective ...
PAST TENSE: A Jack Reacher Novel
LEE CHILD    Book Number: 91383
Published price: $28.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb, planning to follow the sun on an epic trip across America from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New ...
QUICHOTTE
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 91388
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
PONDS: Creating and Maintaining Ponds for Wildlife
CHRIS MCLAREN    Book Number: 88904
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Imagine a sunny day, a beautiful limpid pool, surrounded by rushy margins and sit amidst lush meadows where the cattle come to drink, the air humming to the sound of damselfly and the dragonfly and...
LOVE IN THE BLITZ
EILEEN ALEXANDER    Book Number: 91610
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
QUEEN'S RIVAL
ANNE O' BRIEN    Book Number: 91633
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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England, 1459, and one family united by blood is torn apart by war. Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, is embroiled in a plot to topple her weak-minded cousin King Henry VI from the throne. But whe...
ROYAL GAME
ANNE O' BRIEN    Book Number: 91634
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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Based on the real Paston family letters, for fans of Philippa Gregory, here is a thrilling historical novel with high politics, drama and emotion. England 1444 and three women challenge the course...
VALUE(S) : Building A Better World For All
MARK CARNEY    Book Number: 91643
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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The Governor of the Bank of England (2013-2020) and Governor of the Bank of Canada (2008-2013) Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Finance Advisor for C...
WAVES ACROSS THE SOUTH
SUJIT SIVASUNDARAM    Book Number: 91644
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
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...
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