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The World Crisis [6 Volumes]. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931
Churchill, the RT. HON. Winston S.
First English Edition. 8vo. Signed, Association Copy. 5 vols. in 6 parts complete. Inscribed in ink on the half-title of vol. 5, "The Eastern Front": "To General Knox from Winston S. Churchill Nov 6. 1931." Major-General Sir Alfred William Fortescue Knox (1870-1964), was British Military Attache at St. Petersburg 1911-18 and chief of the British Military Mission to Siberia 1918-20. Knighted 1919, he was Conservative MP for Wycombe 1924-45, and a strong supporter of Churchill throughout his twenty years in Parliament. General Knox is mentioned in the 5th and 6th volume: "The Aftermath" and "The Eastern Front." Richly illustrated with maps, charts, facsimiles, etc. (most folding), 4 tipped-in errata slips. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in half navy morocco and blue cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered direct to spine, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. "Magnificently written, it is enhanced by the presence of the author at the highest councils of war and in the trenches as a battalion commander." - Wm. Manchester.
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Price: $10000.00 USD

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Dr. No. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
Fleming, Ian
First Edition. 8vo. Silver lettered black cloth with female silhouette on front cover in brown. Wrapped in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Shallow chipping to head and heel of spine. Short tear (centimeter) to top edge of dust jacket. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Collectible copy.
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Price: $1500.00 USD

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Diamonds are Forever. London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.
Fleming, Ian
First Edition. 8vo. Silver lettered diamond patterned black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The fourth James Bond book. Some edge wear at head and heel of spine. Inscription on front endpaper. An exceptional copy.
[ 27608 ]
Price: $9250.00 USD

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Duineser Elegien. Elegies From The Castle Of Duino. Translated from the German of Rainer Maria Rilke by V. Sackville-West and Edward Sackville West. London: The Hogarth Press, 1931.
Rilke, Rainer Maria. (Trans. By V. Sackville-West and Edward Sackville-West)
Numbered, Limited Edition, Signed. 8vo. # 199 of 230 copies. Signed by Vita and Edward Sackville-West at the colophon. Pp. 132, vellum backed boards with vellum tips, top edge gilt. Initials designed and cut on wood by Eric Gill, Italic type designed by Edward Johnston and cut by E. Prince and G.T. Friend, the paper was made by a hand process devised in joint research by Count Harry Kessler and Gaspard and Aristide Maillol, with the watermark of the Cranach Press, Count Harry Kessler planned the format and with Max Goertz supervised the work. First 2 leaves contain the ghost mark of a paperclip, else near fine copy housed in the original plain dust wrapper, browned at the spine, with chips at spine ends. Lacks the slipcase, otherwise a near fine, crisp copy in a very good original dust jacket.
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Price: $7000.00 USD

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The Adventures of Philip: On His Way Through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him and Who Passed Him By. London: Smith Elder & Co., 1862.
Thackeray, William Makepeace
First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine Three (3) volumes in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. Second issue binding. Hinges invisibly strengthened, minor touch-ups to spine ends. Three engraved bookplates to endpapers, including the name plate of Francis Bullard, 1862-1913, a prominent Boston collector. A fine set with some uncut pages.
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Price: $750.00 USD