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[KELLER, HELEN] (FROST, ROBERT; DARROW, CLARENCE; ET. AL.)
Double Blossoms. Helen Keller Anthology
New York, Lewis Copeland Company, 1931. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. An anthology of tributes to Keller by Robert Frost, Clarence Darrow, James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, Witter Bynner, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others. SIGNED on the front endpaper in pencil, as always: "Cordially/Helen Keller." . Braille at the top of the front endpaper, possibly a previous owner's name. Light edgewear. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 015306
USD 625.00 [Appr.: EURO 558.75 | £UK 502 | JP¥ 67604]
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Keywords: Signed; James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, Witter Bynner, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rabindranath Tagore; Helen Keller; Anthology Modern First Editions Literature: American Modern Poetry Blind

 
Dove at the Windows: Last Letters of Four Quaker Martyrs
Lincoln, MA, Penmaen Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8" x 11-3/4") in original cloth. Illustrated with five woodcuts by Michael McCurdy. One of 24 copies of a total edition of 224 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. This copy is marked "GS" at the colophon and belonged to George Selleck who wrote the foreword to the book. With the four-page prospectus. Fine .
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Book number: 005364
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 167.75 | £UK 150.75 | JP¥ 20281]
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Keywords: Signed; Quakers; Americana; Michael McCurdy; Penmaen Press Limited Illustrated Books Woodcuts Fine Press

 
Dove at the Windows: Last Letters of Four Quaker Martyrs
Lincoln, MA, Penmaen Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8" x 11-3/4") in original cloth. Foreword by George Selleck. Illustrated with five woodcuts by Michael McCurdy. One of 24 copies of a total edition of 224 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. This copy is marked "MM" at the colophon and belonged to the publisher and illustrator, Michael McCurdy. Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015725
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 167.75 | £UK 150.75 | JP¥ 20281]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Quakers; Americana; Michael McCurdy; Penmaen Press Limited Illustrated Books Woodcuts Fine Press

 
The Quaker Queries: New England Queries in Past and Present Forms
(Boston), Penmaen Press, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-3/4" handbound with Italian Fabriano over boards at the Stanhope Bindery. The first book of the press. Copy #3 of only 100 numbered copies designed, handset, and printed by Michael McCurdy. In actuality only 91 copies were produced. This copy without the wood-engraved portrait of George Fox. Only subscriber copies contained this engraving. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the publisher McCurdy on the front blank: "26 June 1969/For Mother this day before/starting my great venture/to Europe. With all love to/the best mother there surely is!/Michael. Fine in slipcase .
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Book number: 015728
USD 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 335.25 | £UK 301.25 | JP¥ 40563]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Quakers; Americana; Religion; Penmaen Press Limited First Book Wood Engraving Fine Press

 
ABSE, DANNIE
Dannie Abse. The Pocket Poets
London, Vista Books, (1963). First Edition. Softcover. INSCRIBED "To Bill Meredith,/thank you./yours/sincerely,/warmly,/truly,/all that is good/Dannie. Fine .
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Book number: 018115
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89.5 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 10817]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
(ABSE, DANNIE) EDITOR
Doctors & Patients
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED to the poet William Meredith and his partner and SIGNED twice on the title page. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 018118
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89.5 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 10817]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
Funland. A Poem in Nine Parts
(Swansea), Portland University Library, (1971). First Edition. Softcover. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith: "'Bill's -- this unaltered version/with affection. Near Fine .
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Book number: 018117
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89.5 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 10817]
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Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
(ABSE, DANNIE) EDITOR
Modern European Verse. The Pocket Poets
London, Vista Books, (1964). First Edition. Softcover. INSCRIBED to the poet William Meredith: "'We are most our own strange selves when we are hosts.'/For Bill,/whose Apollinaire translations/would have been in here had/I known them earlier/Dannie Abse/June '64. Small skim mark on rear, otherwise Fine .
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Book number: 018116
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89.5 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 10817]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
Poems Golders Green
London, Hutchinson, (1962). First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED "To William Meredith/Dannie/April '64. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with some wear to the spine .
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Book number: 018112
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 167.75 | £UK 150.75 | JP¥ 20281]
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Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
A Strong Dose of Myself
London, Hutchinson, (1983). First Edition. Hardcover. Autobiography of by this English poet, doctor, and novelist, INSCRIBED in the form of a prescription to the poet William Meredith and his partner: "Rx To William + Richard/to be taken after meals/affectionately, Dannie. Slight dust spotting to the top edge. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 018113
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.75 | £UK 100.5 | JP¥ 13521]
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Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy; Autobiography Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
A Strong Dose of Myself
London, Hutchinson, (1983). First Edition. Hardcover. Autobiography of by this English poet, doctor, and novelist, SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED in the form of a prescription to the poet William Meredith and his partner: "Rx For William and Richard/to be taken with a/pinch of salt!/affectionately, Dannie/Xmas 83. Slight dust spotting to the top edge. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 018114
USD 137.50 [Appr.: EURO 123 | £UK 110.5 | JP¥ 14873]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy; Autobiography Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
Tenants of the House. Poems 1951-1956
New York, Criterion Books, (1959). First American Edition. Hardcover. Early title by this English poet, doctor, and novelist, first published in England in 1957. Poet William Meredith's copy with his SIGNATURE at the top of the front endpaper, below which is INSCRIBED "With respect,/Dannie Abse," with the poet's last name crossed out by him. Laid in is a promotional photograph of Abse. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 018111
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 223.5 | £UK 201 | JP¥ 27042]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ABSE, DANNIE
Three Questor Plays
(Lowestoft), Scorpion Press, (1967). First Edition. Softcover. Pictorial wraps. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith: "'To Bill/Not open, still./warmly,/Dannie/July 67/(Hope to see you next year). Some soiling to covers. Very Good .
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Book number: 018120
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5408]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; Association Copy; Theater; Plays Literature: English Modern Poetry Modern First Editions Inscribed

 
ADAMIC, LOUIS
Grandsons: A Story of American Lives
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. The story of grandsons of a Slovenian immigrant who was killed during the Haymarket Riot. SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper with a quote from the book:"Peter, why did they do it?" . Spine mildly sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016866
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 4738]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; World War I Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, LOUIS
Lucas, King of the Balucas
Los Angeles, Arthur Whipple, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 350 copies illustrated with woodcuts by Eizzil. SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Ill.: Eizzil. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016867
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 4738]
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Keywords: Signed Eizzil Modern First Editions Limited Journalism Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, LOUIS
My America 1928-1938
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Adamic's examination of this tumultous decade in American history with much on immigration. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016868
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 4738]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Depression Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, LOUIS
Two-Way Passage
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Political and social commentary on the eve of America's entrance into the war. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page. Spine mildly sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016864
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 4738]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; World War II Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
ADAMIC, LOUIS
What's Your Name?
New York & London, Harper & Brothers, (1942). First Edition. Hardcover. An examination of the evolution, intricacies, and absurdities of last names. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Inscribee's bookplate on front pastedown. Spine mildly sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
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Book number: 016861
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 4738]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed Immigration Journalism Modern First Editions Literature: American

 
[MINIATURE BOOKS] [ADAMS, MARYLINE POOLE]
Alice Baker Can... An Alpha-Betical Collection of Assorted Baby Charms
(Berkeley, CA), Poole Press, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. A charming miniature alphabet book (2" x 2-1/2") bound in blue and gray decorated boards. Designed, printed, and bound by Adams with wood engravings by her printed from the blocks. Each letter corresponds to one of baby Alice's behaviors. Copy #26 of 75 (of a total of 101 copies) SIGNED by Adams on the colophon page. Ill.: Maryline Poole Adams. Fine without dustwrapper or slipcase, as issued .
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Book number: 019240
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.75 | £UK 100.5 | JP¥ 13521]
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Keywords: Signed; Miniature Book; Babies; Miniature Books; Limited; Children's Literature; Alphabet Books; Illustrated Books; Wood Engravings Maryline Poole Adams Illustrated Books Miniature Books Alphabet Books Children's Literature

 
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
Autograph Letter Signed (Als)
Washington, 29 March 1830. Letter. A three-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Adams on one large sheet of paper folded to 7-7/8" x 9-3/4" to the editor of the AMERICAN ANNUAL REGISTER, Joseph Blunt, sending corrections to his important and lengthy unsigned article dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and Greece. In this article Adams contrasts Christianity with Islam to the advantage of Christianity. Here is an example from the article not from the letter: "In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e. Muhammad], the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adams's capital letters). Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man's hand against him." The letter includes a long list of corrections, mostly word changes and deletions or additions. At the end of the list Adams says of Robert Walsh, editor of THE NATIONAL GAZETTE who had also written on the Russo-Turkish War: "I have no desire to compliment or to propitiate Mr. Walsh but most assured by the Article upon the former Wars between Russia and Turkey, in the 13th number of his Review was not written by him, and to any one who will take any interest in my six chapters, it is as good as if it was an intended preliminary to them. I think still whether it pleases Walsh or not, the note would promote teh circulation of your own book but I leave this matter entirely to your own judgment." Accompanied by a silk memorial ribbon for Adams. Some splitting along the fold. Fine The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves.
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Book number: 019167
USD 6250.00 [Appr.: EURO 5585.5 | £UK 5019 | JP¥ 676043]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Americana; Letter Presidents John Quincy Adams American Revolution Presidential Autographs

 
ADAMS, RICHARD
Autographed Letter Signed (Als)
London, 19 June 1973. Letter. Wonderful AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED, 3-1/2 pages, to the creator of the cover art for the Puffin edition of WATERSHIP DOWN which was published in June 1973 becoming a bestseller and responsible for establishing the book in the public's eye. Adams praises the artist's work: "Fiver's stare of rapt contemplation really makes one want to investigate further." He also asks for the original artwork which eventually did wind up in his hands. Fine .
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Book number: 000187
USD 937.50 [Appr.: EURO 838 | £UK 753 | JP¥ 101406]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Literary Firsts; 20th Century British Literature; Association; Modern Firsts Literature: English Illustrated Books Children's Literature Modern First Editions

 
ADAMS, RICHARD
Autographed Letter Signed (Als) with Archive of Related Materials
Mountain View, CA, 5 Jan. 1982. Letter. AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED of 4 pages. About personal matters but primarily concerned with making corrections in an interview eventually published in the Webster Review in 1985. Mentions Kipling, Dickens, Trollope, and others, as well as his being president of the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Regarding his WATERSHIP DOWN and a character from De la Mare's THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS, Adams says, "Nod & Fiver are similar in remaining weak, but in developing authority as their story develops. I did not say that Fiver's vision of man derived from the Nod-Andy Battle episode.." Along with a copy of the magazine containing the interview, copies of the interviewer's letters to Adams, and two copies of the manuscript of the interview--one the final copy and the other with some questions and answers not used in the final version. Crease marks from folding. With original envelope. Near Fine .
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Book number: 005012
USD 812.50 [Appr.: EURO 726.25 | £UK 652.5 | JP¥ 87886]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Children's Literature; Modern Firsts Modern First Editions Literature: English Fantasy Science Fiction

 
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette...
Washington, Gales and Seaton, 1835. First Edition. Pamphlet. Original printed blue wrappers; 94 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Revd. William Hawley/from/J. Q. Adams." Adams had written "Joseph" which is crossed out with "William," possibly in another hand, written above it. Hawley was the second Rector of St. John's Church in Washington, D.C. a church where every president since James Madison has attended services. Hawley baptized and married African Americans of all legal statuses when he led the Church from 1817 to 1845. He also performed the marriage for John Quincy Adams's son John. Books inscribed by Adams are quite uncommon. THIS TITLE IS MOST OFTEN FOUND SIGNED ON A PRESENTATION SLIP PASTED OR TIPPED INTO THE BOOK RATHER THAN IN THE ACTUAL BOOK AS IT IS HERE. THAT, OF COURSE, DOES NOT EQUATE TO A SIGNED BOOK BUT RATHER TO AN AUTOGRAPH ADDED TO THE BOOK. Some light pencil markings to text, rather even browning to pages. Slight loss of paper at the spine. Near Fine and scarce The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves.
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Book number: 018977
USD 18750.00 [Appr.: EURO 16756 | £UK 15056.75 | JP¥ 2028129]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Lafayette; Americana; Inscribed Presidents John Quincy Adams American Revolution Presidential Autographs

 
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport... Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Newburyport, Morss and Brewster, (1837). First Edition. wraps. Original printed blue wrappers; 68 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Deacon Samuel Savile/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are quite uncommon, and when found are usually signed on a presentation slip pasted in rather than in the actual pamphlet or book as it is here. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is also the only president to serve in Congress after leaving office and is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. This oration is of particular interest as it was given on 4 July 1837 to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a document his father was assigned to draft, though he left that task to Thomas Jefferson. Adams Sr. and Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration. In this speech Adams refers to the injustice of slavery several times connecting it to the promise of the Declaration of Independence and "a rule of right transcending all human power .. must lead to the extinction of slavery and of war from the earth." Adams and Savile were members of the First Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Braintree, Massachusetts. Very Good and scarce .
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Book number: 014908
USD 25000.00 [Appr.: EURO 22341.25 | £UK 20075.5 | JP¥ 2704171]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Declaration of Independence; Americana; Inscribed; Presidents; Presidential Autographs; American Revolution; John Quincy Adams; Fourth of July Presidents John Quincy Adams American Revolution Presidential Autographs

 
ADAMS, RICHARD
The Plague Dogs
London, Allen Lane, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Adams's third book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to an interviewer with the comment: "I enjoyed the interview!. Fine in a price-clipped, Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 000005
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 84 | £UK 75.5 | JP¥ 10146]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; 20th Century British Literature; Richard Adams; Modern Firsts Modern First Editions Inscribed Literature: English Fantasy

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