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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A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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Poison gas, the torpedo, the Zeppelin, here is a startling new window onto World War One with Diana Preston's chronicle of the birth of weapons of mass destruction. Between April 22nd and May 30th...
BAKLAVA CLUB
JASON GOODWIN    Book Number: 83124
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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By the author of The Janissary Tree, this novel asks whether investigator Yashim has met his match at last. We go on a dark adventure which whirls us through the majesty and corruption of Istanbul...
TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 83200
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Rushdie invents his own cultural narrative - one that blends elements of 'One Thousand and One Nights', Homeric epics and sci-fi and action-adventure comic books... referencing Henry James, Mel Br...
GAP OF TIME
JEANETTE WINTERSON    Book Number: 84207
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is retold as 'The Gap of Time' in this delicate, visionary cover version of the great play. One of Shakespeare's late plays, it tells the story of a king ...
GEORGIA: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
DAWN TRIPP    Book Number: 84209
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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...
RODOLPHE BRESDIN: An Incorrigible Bohemian
TREVOR DANCE    Book Number: 85006
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Glamorous hardbound first edition with dozens of full page artworks and plates of etchings, pen and ink drawings, a detail from The Town of Fantasy, lithographs on vellum, this book is the first mo...
DEMIGODS & MAGICIANS: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
RICK RIORDAN    Book Number: 84967
Published price: $14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Storyteller of the gods' Rick Riordan is famous for his Percy Jackson children's book series based on Greek and Roman mythology and the Kane Chronicles based on Egyptian mythology. This glamorous...
STAR WARS ALIENS: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume I
LANDRY D. WALKER    Book Number: 84986
Published price: $12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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'Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens' was one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated films ever, premiering in 2015, ten years after the previous instalment ('Revenge of the Sith') and the first...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
REVOLVING DOOR OF LIFE: A 44 Scotland Street Novel
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 85397
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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For seven year old Bertie Pollock, life in Edinburgh's most celebrated fictional street has just got immeasurably better. The enforced absence of his endlessly pushy mother Irene, currently consci...
CARTES POSTALES FROM GREECE
VICTORIA HISLOP    Book Number: 85317
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote 'The Island' in 2005 and her number one bestseller 'The Return' was about the painful secrets of the Spa...
WARREN 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE
TANYA DEL RIO    Book Number: 85075
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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: £4.00
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 ...
ADVENTURES IN THE STRAND
Mike Ashley    Book Number: 85691
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Arthur Conan Doyle and The Strand Magazine', the Sherlock Holmes stories and other contributions such as the Professor Challenger stories, articles on spiritualism and fairies and cover...
VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS 1849-1905: VOLUME IV
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85788
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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 V
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85789
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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 VI
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85790
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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 VII
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85791
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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: £6.50
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 IX
DR. CHESTER W. TOPP    Book Number: 85793
Published price: $150
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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: £5.00
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...
ART OF INDIA: Images of Nature
JUDITH MAGEE    Book Number: 85545
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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India has one of the richest natural histories in the world, and the country's artistic heritage reflects its diversity of flora and fauna grouped here by Ethnographical and Topographical, Botanica...
KING JOHN AND THE ROAD TO MAGNA CARTA
STEPHEN CHURCH    Book Number: 86156
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, Church reveals how a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance. King John (1166-1216) ...
THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION: Stories
CHINA MIEVILLE    Book Number: 86174
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The London based author has won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award three times. Horror, noir, fantasy, politics and poetry swirl effortlessly in this dark, some...
ON LEAVE
DANIEL ANSELME    Book Number: 86413
Published price: $24
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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...
BLACK MIRROR: Looking At Life Through Death
RAYMOND TALLIS    Book Number: 86619
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the perspective of one's own future corpse, the world now vacated can be seen most clearly in all its richness and complexity. Blending lyrical reflection, humour and the occasional philosoph...
CHURCHILL: The Young Warrior
JOHN HARTE    Book Number: 86620
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Winston Churchill is the single man who played a pivotal role in both World Wars. This specially imported book describes what young Winston learned about war, and the flaws in human nature while f...
ENGLISH GARDEN: A Journey Through Its History
HANS VON TROTHA    Book Number: 86507
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the collectable Haus first editions (2009) with attractive blood red cloth binding and tipped in pastoral illustration on the front cover. English garden design was entirely reinvented duri...
PROKOFIEV
THOMAS SCHIPPERGES    Book Number: 86513
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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Specialising in music and politics in the Soviet Union, Thomas Schipperges is a Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. This 2003 first edition English translation is a quality pub...
KINGDOM OF SPEECH
TOM WOLFE    Book Number: 86485
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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"Language in all its forms advanced man far beyond the boundaries of natural selection, allowing him to think abstractly and plan ahead; measure things and record measurements for later; comprehend...
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