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    Father Dominique Bouhours - The Arts of Logick and Rhetorick - John Clark, Richard Hett et al., UK, 1728 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1dPPcPc

Price: £500

London, John Clark and Richard Hett et al, 1728. Hardback first edition of the second translation. Collates complete: xxxii, 418pp, [16 index], [2 ads]. Full leather. Rubbing to the boards and spine, but neat overall. Soiling / pulling to inner joints and a couple of ink inscriptions (one of which is more of a scribble). Some toning / soiling to prelims, similarly to final blanks. Tight overall. A nice copy. Bouhours was a Jesuit priest from Paris, a friend of La Fontaine and Boileau, renowned at the time (and remembered to the day) for his work on language, particularly his Art of Criticism which was first published in English in 1705. The is remembered though for biographies on two Catholic saints Ignace and Francois-Xavier. The current title was published in French in 1687, this is the first edition of the second English translation is only somewhat faithful to the original French, with reference to many English writers absent from the French edition. The book examines themes of the sublime and validation in literature via fictionalised discussions. http://ift.tt/OXx7Tq http://ift.tt/1ewRMu3

    Father Dominique Bouhours - The Arts of Logick and Rhetorick - John Clark, Richard Hett et al., UK, 1728 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1dPPcPc

    Price: £500

    London, John Clark and Richard Hett et al, 1728. Hardback first edition of the second translation. Collates complete: xxxii, 418pp, [16 index], [2 ads]. Full leather. Rubbing to the boards and spine, but neat overall. Soiling / pulling to inner joints and a couple of ink inscriptions (one of which is more of a scribble). Some toning / soiling to prelims, similarly to final blanks. Tight overall. A nice copy. Bouhours was a Jesuit priest from Paris, a friend of La Fontaine and Boileau, renowned at the time (and remembered to the day) for his work on language, particularly his Art of Criticism which was first published in English in 1705. The is remembered though for biographies on two Catholic saints Ignace and Francois-Xavier. The current title was published in French in 1687, this is the first edition of the second English translation is only somewhat faithful to the original French, with reference to many English writers absent from the French edition. The book examines themes of the sublime and validation in literature via fictionalised discussions. http://ift.tt/OXx7Tq http://ift.tt/1ewRMu3

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    Graham Greene - The Quiet American - Heinemann, UK, 1955 - First Edition http://buff.ly/Ph85PE

Price: £50

London, Heinemann, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book in a very good jacket. The book has some edge wear and a couple of spots to the fore edge. The jacket has a few chips and a split along the spine. Wear to the corners also. A presentable copy. One of Greene’s better known novels focusing on Greene’s anti-war standpoint, something which got the US readership a little upset at publication (along with the critique coming from a somewhat condescending British character). http://ift.tt/1qNdIRf http://ift.tt/1htpyQ7

    Graham Greene - The Quiet American - Heinemann, UK, 1955 - First Edition http://buff.ly/Ph85PE

    Price: £50

    London, Heinemann, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book in a very good jacket. The book has some edge wear and a couple of spots to the fore edge. The jacket has a few chips and a split along the spine. Wear to the corners also. A presentable copy. One of Greene’s better known novels focusing on Greene’s anti-war standpoint, something which got the US readership a little upset at publication (along with the critique coming from a somewhat condescending British character). http://ift.tt/1qNdIRf http://ift.tt/1htpyQ7

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    Terry Pratchett - Mort - Gollancz, UK, 1987 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1mv0MPy Price: £150 London, Gollancz, 1987. Hardback first edition and first impression. Some bumping to the spine tips and some uneven fading to the upper jacket panel. Oft nominated as Pratchett’s best and best-known work, Mort has become a highlight of Pratchett collecting. With just less than 4000 copies printed in the first printing i… http://ift.tt/1ggUvG5 http://ift.tt/1ggUvG8

    Terry Pratchett - Mort - Gollancz, UK, 1987 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1mv0MPy Price: £150 London, Gollancz, 1987. Hardback first edition and first impression. Some bumping to the spine tips and some uneven fading to the upper jacket panel. Oft nominated as Pratchett’s best and best-known work, Mort has become a highlight of Pratchett collecting. With just less than 4000 copies printed in the first printing i… http://ift.tt/1ggUvG5 http://ift.tt/1ggUvG8

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    Seamus Heaney - Field Work - Faber, UK, 1979 - Signed First Edition http://buff.ly/QBUeEE

Price: £350

London, Faber, 1979. Hardback first edition and first impression. A fine book in a near fine jacket which has faded to green. Field Work is one of Heaney’s most celebrated collections, drawing on his time in the Eire countryside away from the ongoing conflicts in Northern Ireland. http://ift.tt/1sEXsWv http://ift.tt/1lMgwhr

    Seamus Heaney - Field Work - Faber, UK, 1979 - Signed First Edition http://buff.ly/QBUeEE

    Price: £350

    London, Faber, 1979. Hardback first edition and first impression. A fine book in a near fine jacket which has faded to green. Field Work is one of Heaney’s most celebrated collections, drawing on his time in the Eire countryside away from the ongoing conflicts in Northern Ireland. http://ift.tt/1sEXsWv http://ift.tt/1lMgwhr

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    Margaret Tempest - An ABC For You and Me - The Medici Society, UK, 1948 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1mv0JmS

Price: £60

London, The Medici Society, 1948. Hardback in near fine condition. Some toning to boards and rusting to staples. Some edge wear and rubbing. Tempest is perhaps best known for her illustrations accompanying Alison Uttley’s Little Grey Rabbit series. http://ift.tt/1iwls7b http://ift.tt/PQxJLw

    Margaret Tempest - An ABC For You and Me - The Medici Society, UK, 1948 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1mv0JmS

    Price: £60

    London, The Medici Society, 1948. Hardback in near fine condition. Some toning to boards and rusting to staples. Some edge wear and rubbing. Tempest is perhaps best known for her illustrations accompanying Alison Uttley’s Little Grey Rabbit series. http://ift.tt/1iwls7b http://ift.tt/PQxJLw

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    Bob Shaw - Fire Pattern - Gollancz, UK, 1984 - Signed First Edition http://buff.ly/1muTWcQ

Price: £100

London, Gollancz, 1984. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book in a fine jacket. Some mustiness. Signed by the author without inscription. Not one of his better novels, though it does involve aliens and spontaneous combustion. http://ift.tt/OwdgdA http://ift.tt/OwdhOF

    Bob Shaw - Fire Pattern - Gollancz, UK, 1984 - Signed First Edition http://buff.ly/1muTWcQ

    Price: £100

    London, Gollancz, 1984. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book in a fine jacket. Some mustiness. Signed by the author without inscription. Not one of his better novels, though it does involve aliens and spontaneous combustion. http://ift.tt/OwdgdA http://ift.tt/OwdhOF

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    A Leaf of Notebook Paper signed by Jim Morrison http://bit.ly/1jTxBIG

Price: £200

A single sheet of notebook paper, one edge roughly torn. Some wrinkling to paper. Signed without any inscription. http://ift.tt/1eleteJ http://ift.tt/1eleteL

    A Leaf of Notebook Paper signed by Jim Morrison http://bit.ly/1jTxBIG

    Price: £200

    A single sheet of notebook paper, one edge roughly torn. Some wrinkling to paper. Signed without any inscription. http://ift.tt/1eleteJ http://ift.tt/1eleteL

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    Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One - Simon & Schuster, US, 2005 - Signed First Edition http://bit.ly/1hYyuZG Price: £225 New York, Simon & Schuster, 2005. Paperback first edition and first impression. Near fine with light edge wear. Preceded by a hardback edition. Signed without inscription by Dylan. Included is a ticket stub signed by Dylan also - the ticket is from a 1995 ‘Evening with’ event at the Indiana Un… http://ift.tt/1kewhAm http://ift.tt/1huiuxw

    Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One - Simon & Schuster, US, 2005 - Signed First Edition http://bit.ly/1hYyuZG Price: £225 New York, Simon & Schuster, 2005. Paperback first edition and first impression. Near fine with light edge wear. Preceded by a hardback edition. Signed without inscription by Dylan. Included is a ticket stub signed by Dylan also - the ticket is from a 1995 ‘Evening with’ event at the Indiana Un… http://ift.tt/1kewhAm http://ift.tt/1huiuxw

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    Michael Azerrad - Come as You Are - The Story of Nirvana - Doubleday, US, 1993 - First Edition Signed by Nirvana and the Meat Puppets http://bit.ly/1jTxAVd Price: £0 New York, Doubleday, 1993. First edition and first impression in wraps (as far as we can tell there was no hardback edition). Signed by each of the members of Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, assumedly Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic). Also signed by The Meat P… http://ift.tt/1hqVAan http://ift.tt/1kaN5rL

    Michael Azerrad - Come as You Are - The Story of Nirvana - Doubleday, US, 1993 - First Edition Signed by Nirvana and the Meat Puppets http://bit.ly/1jTxAVd Price: £0 New York, Doubleday, 1993. First edition and first impression in wraps (as far as we can tell there was no hardback edition). Signed by each of the members of Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, assumedly Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic). Also signed by The Meat P… http://ift.tt/1hqVAan http://ift.tt/1kaN5rL

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    F1 Racing, November, 2013 Signed by JK Rowling - US, 2013 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1fJHTDM

Price: £100

London, Haymarket Marketing Group, US Mobil 1 F1 Racing magazine, November 15-17 2013. Back in the Fast Lane. signed by J.K. Rowling to the upper cover without inscription. A little scuffing to the spine but otherwise in fine condition. http://ift.tt/1k6KLSD http://ift.tt/1hn6D4r

    F1 Racing, November, 2013 Signed by JK Rowling - US, 2013 - First Edition http://buff.ly/1fJHTDM

    Price: £100

    London, Haymarket Marketing Group, US Mobil 1 F1 Racing magazine, November 15-17 2013. Back in the Fast Lane. signed by J.K. Rowling to the upper cover without inscription. A little scuffing to the spine but otherwise in fine condition. http://ift.tt/1k6KLSD http://ift.tt/1hn6D4r

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