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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories - Truman Capote

1958 - Random House, New York - First Edition
‘Divorce him? Of course I never divorced him. I was only fourteen, for God’s sake. It couldn’t have been legal.’
Holly tapped an empty martini glass. ‘Two more, my darling Mr. Bell.


A stunning first edition of this iconic title by one of America’s most beloved authors who remains one of the most significant voices in US literary history, and his novels are consistently ranked among the greatest works of the 20th century.
 
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Advice from a Lady of Quality to her Children, in the Last Stage of a Lingering Illness, In a Series of Evening-Conferences on the Most Interesting Subjects. Translated from the French [by Samuel Glasse]. - Louis-Antoine Caraccioli

1778 - Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes and Sold by J. F. and C. RivingtonFirst edition in English
The 18th century ‘Tuesdays With Morrie

A popular courtesy book written in a series of ‘conferences’ in the place of chapters. These include Virtue, Pride, Generosity, Female Conduct, Friendship, Love of Truth, Brotherly Love, Study, Pleasure, Ambition, Vanity, Relative Duty, Patriotism, Social Duties.

Unlike most courtesy books, Caraccioli's has the semblance of a plot and reads somewhat like a novel, which ends with the death of the main character. Advice from a Lady went through numerous editions in England and America.
 
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SOLD - Rhyme? And Reason? - Lewis Carroll

1883 - Macmillan and Co., London - First Edition Thus
A handsome collection of Lewis Carroll’s poems, including many from his poetry collections The Hunting of the Snark and Phantasmagoria. Accompanied by 65 illustrations by the wonderful and zany artist, Arthur B. Frost, and nine by Henry Holiday.

Includes topics and themes such as the practicalities of 19th century ghost-hunting and instructions on cheering up recently widowed young women. These imaginative verses are the perfect antidote for boredom for anyone aged five to a hundred-and-five.
 
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - together with - Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there - Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], John Tenniel (illustrator)

1870 1872 - Macmillan and Co., London - Early Edition, First Edition
“Whilst Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were intended for children “fresh from God’s hand”, it is equally enthralling and delightfully magical for adults as they follow Alice on her vibrant adventures escorted by her famous companions. Who can possibly not have been carried away into the fantastically crazy world of the Mad Hatter? Or never have heard of Tweedledee and Tweedledum? Who cannot have been struck by Carroll’s love for sophisticated play with words?.” - Stephanie Chan.

A finely bound pair, in which Tenniel’s illustrations, 42 in
Wonderland and 50 in Looking-Glass, perfectly capture Alice’s upside-down world and are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. 
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. A Novel - SIGNED - Michael Chabon

2000 - Random House, New York - First Edition
Signed by the Chabon and with hand drawn key of the ‘Escapist’ on the title page.

This magnificent novel won the Pulitzer prize for literature in 2000. The story of a young Jewish artist who escapes from Prague and increasing Nazi persecution, arriving in New York where he finds an outlet for his frustration and concern by illustrating for comic books starting with the ‘Escapist’. The golden era of Super Heroes.
 
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The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

1939 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition
What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on the top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell.’

Chandler's scarce first book and the introduction to the world of the famed private eye, Philip Marlowe. The basis for the 1946 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and a source for some of the most classic quotes.

It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in’.

A lovely bright copy, and absolutely no sign of restoration, rare and honest as you can expect this ‘dust jacket’ to be in a world where its going out of style (apologies). Housed in a custom clamshell cloth case. 
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The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers

1904 - Smith, London - Fifth Impression [First published in 1903]
A nice copy of this sailing and espionage classic, scarce in any early edition. Written when Childers, an accomplished yachtsman, was thirty years old. Childers, who served in the Royal Navy during World War I, wrote this as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defences, Winston Churchill later gave the book the credit for persuading public opinion to fund vital measures against the German naval threat.

Educated at Trinity College Cambridge, Robert Erskine Childers DSC [1870-1922] was shot by an Irish Free State firing squad in 1922 for smuggling guns, after having fought in the Boer War, and serving as a Major in Naval intelligence during the First World War. His son later become the fourth President of Ireland.

Illustrated with two maps [one folding] and two charts.
 
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Lord Edgware Dies - Agatha Christie

1933 - Published for The Crime Club, London - First Edition
A sumptuously bound first edition of this Poirot mystery, which The Times declared ‘A Triumph’ in 1933.

‘Each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desires and attitudes?... One makes one's judgements - but nine times out of ten one is wrong’ - Hercule Poirot.

‘Supper at the Savoy! Hercule Poirot, the famous little detective, was enjoying a pleasant little supper party there as the guest of Lady Edgware, formerly Jane Wilkinson, a beautiful young American actress. During the conversation Lady Edgware speaks of the desirability of getting rid of her husband...’
 
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