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A Hall of Mirrors - Signed - Robert Stone

1967 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston - First Edition
A signed first edition of Robert Stones first novel.

‘It is almost impertinent to say that the 30-year-old author of this first novel has talent, and it is impertinent to try and relate his gifts to his age or publishing history. Stone, at this moment, is a remarkable writer.’ - NY Times Book Review, 1967.

‘Set in 1960s New Orleans,
A Hall of Mirrors depicts "the dark side of America that erupted in the sixties" and follows a number of characters who are tied to a right-wing radio station, the civil rights movement, and 1960s counterculture.’

Winner of the 1967 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel.
 
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The Ship That Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy - William Timlin

1923 - George G. Harrap &, London - First Edition
‘I will go to Mars; sailing by way of the Moon, and the more friendly planets.’

Beware, for there is magic within this large tome. A beautiful first edition of William Timlin’s wonderful, lavishly illustrated tale of fantasy and adventure,
The Ship That Sailed to Mars, featuring 48 stunning mounted colour plates accompanying 48 mounted leaves of equally gorgeous calligraphic text also by Timlin. In the publisher’s stunningly gilt decorated vellum and paper binding.

Begun as a project to distract his young son, architect William M. Timlin’s masterpiece tells the story of a courageous Old Man, who despite dissuasion from scientists and astronomers, sets about designing himself a ship to sail to Mars. With the help of the Elf King’s favourite metalworker, and a lot of fairies, he eventually completes building his vessel, launching his marvellous machine into the skies, and encountering all manner of creatures – enchanting and otherwise – on his magical journey to Mars.
 
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien

1967 - George Allen &, London - Second Editions, Second impressions
‘One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


A handsome set of these early editions, each volume with Tolkien’s folding maps of middle earth bound in at the rear. This edition added a foreword by Tolkien, additional notes and extensive index to the rear of the third volume.

Tolkien’s epic fantastical trilogy, one of the most memorable stories of the 20th century, containing amazing details of a new mythology, never really surpassed. The tale of young Hobbit Frodo Baggins and his faithful band of companions as they journey across Middle-Earth to destroy the Ring of Power and the evil Lord Sauron.
 
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The Hobbit or There And Back Again - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

1968 - George Allen &, London - Third Edition, Fourth Impression
A fine early printing of the Hobbit, scarce in the original bright and sharp iconic dust jacket.

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

Tolkien’s classic, epic fantasy recounts the memorable adventures of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys through Middle-Earth, accompanying the wizard Gandalf and a merry tribe of dwarves as they attempt to reclaim the Lonely Mountain, and destroy the evil dragon Smaug.

Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien with drawings throughout the text, a colour frontispiece and cartographic endpapers.
 
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Complete Poetry & Selected Prose and Letters - Walt Whitman, Emory Holloway (editor)

1938 - The Nonesuch Press, London - First Nonesuch Press Edition
Elegantly bound collection of Walt Whitman’s poetry including his first collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass.

Edited and with a preface by the eminent Whitman scholar Emory Holloway, whose biography of Walt Whitman in 1927 was the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for a biography of a literary figure. 
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Easy Lessons in Chinese: or Progressive Exercises to Facilitate the Study of that Language, especially Adapted to the Canton Dialect - Samuel Wells Williams

1842 - Printed at the Office of the Chinese Repository, Macao - First Edition
A finely bound fiirst edition of Samuel Wells Williams’ rare ‘Easy Lessons in Chinese’. The great missionary and sinologists first published work on the Chinese language.

Illustrated with frontispiece, a folding table of characters, and the occasional vignette, in addition to numerous tables of Chinese characters and examples of Chinese text.
 
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