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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ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 90449
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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: £5.00
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...
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...
GATSBY'S OXFORD
CHRISTOPHER SNYDER    Book Number: 91351
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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: £3.50
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...
MARY TOFT OR THE RABBIT QUEEN
DEXTER PALMER    Book Number: 91378
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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: £5.50
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: £15.00
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: £6.00
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: £6.00
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...
WAVES ACROSS THE SOUTH
SUJIT SIVASUNDARAM    Book Number: 91644
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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...
HOW TO FIND A HIGGS BOSON
IVO VAN VULPEN    Book Number: 90446
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The history of particle physics, the hunt for the most elusive particle, and the fundamental questions the search has inspired is the theme of this book on the Higgs boson and other big mysteries i...
WASTELAND: A History
VITTORIA DI PALMA    Book Number: 91675
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Beautifully illustrated, this multi-award winning work conjoins the resources of art history, landscape and garden studies, the history of science and more disciplines still in a scholarly synthesi...
BALLET IN LEICESTER SQUARE
IVOR GUEST    Book Number: 91707
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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A rare find, we have the 1992 Dance Books of Cecil Court Covent Garden publication which is sub-titled 'The Alhambra and the Empire 1860-1916.' More than half a century separated the golden age of...
THREE TIGERS, ONE MOUNTAIN
MICHAEL BOOTH    Book Number: 91742
Published price: £20.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
ITCH, CLAP, POX: Venereal Disease
Noelle Gallagher    Book Number: 91657
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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A lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in 18th century British literature and art. The disease is everywhere and nowhere - while physicians and commentators belie...
LIVING WITH THE GODS: On Beliefs and Peoples
NEIL MACGREGOR    Book Number: 91678
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
QUESTION OF BETRAYAL: An Elena Standish Novel
ANNE PERRY    Book Number: 91679
Published price: £21.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's Secret Intelligence Service MI6 has lost contact with its informant in Northern Italy, just as important information about the future plans of Austria and Nazi Germany is coming to light....
DEAL: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs
BILL KREUTZMANN    Book Number: 92004
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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William 'Bill' Kreutzmann Jnr. (born 7th May 1946) is an American drummer who played with the music group the Grateful Dead for its entire 30 year career. The legendary American rock band began in...
DOMINANT CHARACTER
SAMANTHA SUBRAMANIAN    Book Number: 92006
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MORNING GLORY ON THE VINE
JONI MITCHELL    Book Number: 92354
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
INNOVATION: The History of England Volume VI
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 92303
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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We are thrilled to have this US first edition 2021 which we have imported of the sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd's magnificent History of England series, from the Boer War to the Millennium...
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