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The Works of Joseph Conrad in 20 Volumes - Joseph Conrad

1925 - John Grant, Edinburgh
A finely bound twenty volume set of Conrad’s works. Illustrated with a frontispiece photogravure to each volume, and facsimile signatures of the author printed to first and final leaves. Each work preceded by the ‘Author’s Notes’.

Comprising: Lord Jim, Youth (which includes Heart of Darkness), The Secret Agent, Typhoon, Almayer’s Folly, The Arrow of Gold, The Nigger of the “Narcissus”, Victory, Nostromo, The Rover, Under Western Eyes, ‘Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Tales of Unrest, An Outcast of The Islands, The Shadow Line, The Mirror of The Sea, The Inheritors, Chance, Notes on Life and Letters, and Romance.
 
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Les Grand Crus Bordelais - Alfred Danflou

1867 - Librairie Goudin &, Bordeaux - First Edition in this format (a smaller work was published in 1866 with only 19 photographs of the 1st and 2nd growths)
A rare and remarkable work on Bordeaux, in beautiful condition, two volumes bond in one, containing fifty-five early photographs of the great Châteaux of Bordeaux, with their history, vintages and other contributions, in French.

Of superb quality, the plates of the Châteaux include Lafite, Latour, Mouton, all accompanied by a history and contemporary description of the Châteaux and wine vintages. With a long and interesting commentary on the classifications of first and second Crû, strongly in favour of reclassifying to Premier Cru, Branne-Mouton (purchased and renamed Mouton-Rothschild in 1853 by Baron Rothschild but herein referred to by it’s former name), for which they would have to wait a further century until 1973, and referring to both the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, and London’s Great Exhibition in 1851. There are additional chapters on ‘La Système Féodal Appliqué Aux Vins du Médoc’ and ‘Les Grand Vins de Saint-Émilion’.

A truly important and visually imposing work on Bordeaux and a vital part of any wine book or photographic collection.
 
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My Partner, Ben Hogan - Jimmy Demaret

1954 - McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York - First Edition
First edition in complete and unclipped example of the scarce and delicate dust jacket. The biographical story of the life of the great golfer, Ben Hogan, by his friend and fellow Texan Jimmy Demaret. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings.

Demaret himself was a three time Masters champion and published this book the year after Hogan won his 1953 Grand Slam winning the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open in the same year.

In 1948, Jimmy “The Wardrobe” Demaret (also known for his vivacious style) broke the U.S. Open scoring record at the Riviera Country Club, but still lost by two strokes to Hogan. It was little known that Demaret was one of Ben Hogan’s few and closest friends. In this regard, the book offers a lively and appreciative run through Hogan’s life and game.

‘The story of one of our greatest players, related with some wit and aplomb by one who was a pretty fair golfer himself.’ - Joseph Murdoch,
The Library of Golf. 
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The Adventures and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1892 - George Newnes, London - First Edition, First Issues (only preceded by the Strand Magazine publication)
A finely bound set of first editions in their earliest issues, housed in a custom felt-lined slipcase.

The classic Sherlock Holmes short stories, up to the
Reichenbach Falls episode of The Final Problem. Illustrated throughout from wood engravings by Sidney Paget.

The Adventures containing twelve stories including A Scandal in Bohemia and The Speckled Band.
The Memoirs
containing eleven stories including The Final Problem, and “Silver Blaze”. 
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1804 - Printed by T. Bensley for W. Miller, London - First Edition
This remarkable work contains forty-eight engraved plates of Scottish Landscapes and buildings etched by James Fittler (appointed engraver to King George III) from drawings by John Claude Nattes, each one accompanied by a detailed historic description. In addition to the more well known locations of Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, Nattes included places such as Aberdeen, Banff, Moray and Inverness.

In a contemporary binding (35.5 x 29 cm), also illustrated with engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page, and engraved tailpiece.
 
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Tales of the Jazz Age - F. Scott Fitzgerald

1922 - Charles Scribner&rsquo, New York - First Edition, First State [See Bibliographical Note for details]
A tight and bright first edition of Fitzgerald’s second collection of short stories.

Eleven tales of the roaring twenties which brings to life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era. This celebrated anthology features several of Fitzgerald’s acclaimed works, including the novella ‘
May Day’, ‘The Diamond as Big as the Ritz’, a fable of fortune and greed, and his more fanciful creation of a man who ages in reverse, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, later adapted for the 2008 film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation' –
NY Times. 
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Diamonds are Forever - Ian Lancaster Fleming

1956 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition, First Impression
James Bond surveyed the glittering diamonds that lay scattered across the red leather surface of M’s desk and wondered what it was all about.

First edition of the fourth James Bond adventure; 007’s second assignment in the USA sees him reunited with CIA ally Felix Leiter, and pits him against the Spangled Mob who specialise in diamond smuggling and horse race fixing. (Somewhat loose) Basis for the 1971 blockbuster movie starring Sean Connery in his penultimate outing as 007, and Jill St.John as the unforgettable Tiffany Case.

Smartly housed in custom made clamshell case, black half morocco, gilt titles.
 
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The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Lancaster Fleming

1962 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
First edition of the tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michell is different from all the women 007 has known before. When she is confronted with two evil killers there is only one man who can save her - Bond himself.

Appropriately housed in a bespoke black morocco leather, felt lined, clamshell case, with gilt lettering to the spine.
 
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