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1 AGATHA CHRISTIE A Hand written & Signed Letter by Agatha (Christie) Mallowan
England Agatha (Christie) Mallowan Personal Letter A letter signed & hand written Paper Excellent - no rips or tears Paper Ephemera HAND WRITTEN & SIGNED
We are delighted to present a hand written and signed letter on headed notepaper by Agatha Christie in the name of Agatha Mallowan.

Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September, 1890 – 12 January, 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays.

She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels featuring the iconic Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and her record breaking West End theatre play "The Mousetrap".

This is in beautiful condition and a personal letter , please see the image.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 1950.00 GBP
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2 AGATHA CHRISTIE Fascinating - POIROT - CALLSHEET Signed by Zoe Wanamaker
United Kingdom N/A 2008 N/A Paper Excellent - no damage Factual N/A

This Call Sheet is a great way to get a snapshot of what goes into planning for a production of this scale.

Call Sheet 5 of "Third Girl" a recent "Poirot" two hour production is dated 15th April 2008 and covers a wide variety of topics, from who the entire production team are - from Producer to Transport Captain, all named, but phone numbers blacked out of course - to sets, Artists involved, supporting artists involved to even a weather report.

Full of interesting information in itself and made even better by being signed by the superb, versatile actress Zoe Wanamaker, who in this production plays "Ariadne Oliver".

Also included is a letter from her PA Vanessa Green.

An unusual signed item and a super collectable.

 
Price: 29.99 GBP
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3 AGATHA CHRISTIE Agatha Christie Set - A George III Silver Spoon owned by Agatha Christie & The Greenway Sale Catalogue. Full provenance of it's authenticity PLUS a handwritten letter, signed with her full private name - Agatha Christie Mallowan - complete with hand addressed envelope
Devon England Bearne's Catalogue Spoon - 1782/Catalogue - 2006 n/a One & only Catalogue- Softcover/Spoon - Siver Catalogue - As New/Unread Spoon - Excellent Author/Icon Memorabilia HANDWRITTEN LETTER signed by Agatha ChristieIf you are looking for that something special or different - then look no further.

For sale, we have an exceptionally fine & rare, Agatha Christie owned George III Silver Spoon by Charles Hougham - London 1782.

This George III Solid Silver Spoon was owned by Agatha Christie & her family and was purchased from the sale of items from Greenway House - a few years ago in 2006. It measures 114mm x 24mm and is in superb condition for it's age.

Agatha loved Greenway House and spent most of her holidays in this beautiful estate in Devon, England. She and her family were great collectors and had an extensive collection of rare silver.

The spoon with the initials D over T.H. was crafted by Charles Hougham who was born close to Regents Park in London 1748 and died in 1793. He was the son of Soloman Hougham who was the Mayor of Sandwich. Charles became a noted Silversmith & Goldsmith and many of his works are currently on show at Norwich Castle.

We owned the three of these spoons in the Auction Catalogue at one time, but two were sold a long time ago - this is the third - and last one, kept back from sale - until now.

This sale also includes The Greenway Sale Catalogue as full provenance of the authenticity of this item - Lot 251. The Catalogue itself is a wonderful collectable in it's own right with fantastic pictures of items from the Christie holiday home, Greenway House. The Auction was held at Bearne's Auction House, Devon in 2006.

Items owned by Agatha Christie are rare to the market. Fine items of noted silver owned by Agatha Christie are even rarer - Please do not miss out on this unique opportunity to purchase this last small decorative spoon.

We are also delighted to present a handwritten and signed letter on headed notepaper by Agatha Christie in her full name of Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September, 1890 – 12 January, 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays.

She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels featuring the iconic Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and her record breaking West End theatre play "The Mousetrap".

All items are in beautiful condition and also the handwritten envelope is included in the sale, please see all the images.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 3000.00 GBP
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4 ARCHIBALD GARDNER Fishings In Scotland
United Kingdom MacLellan 1949 Later Printing Small Hardback with dust jacket Excellent Dust jacket - Good. It protects the book but has tears & nibbles Fishing Angling N/A

For sale is a guide to Scottish Open Fishing Waters.

Called a pocket size book, the book itself is in excellent condition, but the dustwrapper has seen better days!!!(Tears etc.)

There are some charming adverts for Glaswegian shops and related businesses of the time - fishing and non-fishing at the beginning of the book and at the end.

Please email for more information or more pictures

 
Price: 4.99 GBP
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5 BLUEWATER COMICS Female Force - J K Rowling - An Unauthorized Biography
United States Bluewater Productions 2009 1st Edition Comic As New - Bagged & Boarded Comic Book Biography Children's Author 1st Print n/a

Female Force - J K Rowling - An Unauthorized Biography

We are delighted to offer for sale a First Comic Edition of the life of J.K. Rowling - Unauthorized.

Bluewater Productions is a diverse library of titles & talent.

With stories that range from classic myths, science fiction and superheroes to Hollywood legends such as William Shatner, Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen and Vincent Price, right up to present day with stars of the film Twilight to Justin Bieber in the FAME Category, Bluewater is a fresh voice in Comic Publishing.

They have now broken into biography comics with the title categories FAME, FEMALE FORCE and POLITICAL POWER

It is under the Female Force heading that this J K Rowling Comic biography falls into.

Very Strong Women such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin to name but a few have also been given the comic book treatment.  
Price: 14.99 GBP

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6 BRIAN SIBLEY & JOHN HOWE There and Back Again - The Map of - The Hobbit
Harper Collins 1995 0261103201 1st Edition Softcover Excellent Fantasy/Fiction Factual 1st Printing N/A

This is a fascinating item.

Initially it looks like a small 23-page booklet with information about the map of "The Hobbit".

However on further inspection, it opens out into a 29" x 28" full-colour and highly detailed map, showing the journey undertaken by Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R.Tolkein's classic story.

Published in 1995 by Harper Collins, it carries the number line 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, indicating a true first edition and is a must for any J.R.R.Tolkein collector.

 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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7 CHARLIE, REGGIE & RONNIE KRAY Kray memorabilia - A Unique Photograph Album full of pictures of famous faces attending the funeral of Charlie Kray on the 19th April 2000 - including Reg Kray himself
United Kingdom N/A 2000 One & only Photograph Album Excellent Pictorial/Factual Crime N/A

This has to be a great one-of-a-kind find.

It is a comprehensive pictorial history of the funeral of Charlie Kray - Elder brother of Reg and Ron Kray who, at the time of his death, was serving a 12 year sentence for Drug smuggling in HMP Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight.

There are 39 photos in total, all pin sharp. Great care has been taken to label each picture with details of who they depict and they even have been placed in chronological order.

Some names present are Reg and Roberta Kray, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, the actor Bill Murray, Tony Lambrianou to name a few, all featuring in various photographs.

Absolutely fascinating piece of social history and a must for a collector. 
Price: 149.99 GBP

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8 CORNELIA FUNKE Dragon Rider (SPECIAL) >>> Collector's Copy <<<
Signed, with a doodle of a Dragon and a promotional bookmark - VERY RARE

United Kingdom Chicken House 2004 1903434904 1st Edition Hardback with Dust jacket New/Unread Dust jacket - New Children's Fiction Fantasy 1st Printing SIGNED - WITH DRAGON DRAWING
We have pleasure in presenting a very exclusive copy of this extremely popular children's book written by Cornelia Funke.

Two of her books, The Thief Lord (2002) and Inkheart (2003) have been given the Hollywood treatment, exactly like "Harry Potter" and were made into highly successful films in the last few years.

"Dragon Rider" was written just after these two books in 2004.

This copy is so sought after because, not only is it signed with her FULL NAME and is also dated extremely near the date of publication, it has a drawing of the Dragon itself and an exclusive promotional bookmark.

Only 2 or 3 copies of this book were doodled with the dragon's head like this and also over time her signature has changed and got shorter to C.Funke, so it makes this very collectable indeed.

A super investment for a Children's Fiction collector or general book collector

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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9 CORNELIA FUNKE Dragon Rider >>> Collector's Copy <<< US SLIPCASE Edition - Factory Sealed
UK Chicken House 2004 0439743362 US Slipcase Edition Hardcover with slipcase New Fiction/Fantasy 
Cornelia Funke is known as Germany's J.K.Rowling and is indeed a contemporary of the great lady.

Two of her books, The Thief Lord (2002) and Inkheart (2003) were indeed given the same Hollywood treatment as "Harry Potter", with Brendan Fraser in the lead role and many other famous actors in supporting roles.

This book was written in 2004 and is a US Hardback with Slipcase Edition, still factory sealed, as it was when it left the publisher. As a result, both the book and the slipcase are completely untouched and the plastic sealed cover unbroken.

This is fantastic buy for a Cornelia Funke collector or a collector of children's fiction.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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10 DAVID DICKINSON Death And The Jubilee - >>> Collector's Copy <<< Signed
United Kingdom Constable 2003 1841195847 1st Edition Hardback with dust jacket covered in Mylar New/Unread Crime/Detective Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED by the Author

The second case for Victorian sleuth Lord Francis Powerscourt.

Early one morning in 1897 a corpse with no head or hands is dragged out of the Thames by London Bridge. There are few clues to his identity and the police call on Lord Francis Powerscourt. Soon his investigation leads Lord Francis to a series of murders at the House of Harrison, a reputable German bank in the City. It seems somebody at the bank is staking out imprudent financial positions that could lead to a scandal of catastrophic proportions for the City. Young Wolfgang Harrison was educated with the Kaiser and shares his beliefs in the destiny and supremacy of the German race. Could he be planning a financial Gotterdammerung that would cripple the British Empire at its finest moment, the celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee?

It is SIGNED by the author on the title page. The book and dust jacket are in FINE - AS NEW condition and is protected by a Mylar cover.

 
Price: 14.99 GBP
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11 EMILY DIAMOND, published by BARRY CUNNINGHAM Reavers' Ransom
United Kingdom The Chicken House/Barry Cunningham 2008 1905294972 1st Edition Softcover New/unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED TWICE/BY THE AUTHOR & BARRY CUNNINGHAM
Lilly Melkun is out fishing with her sea-cat when the bloodthirsty Reavers come raiding and steal the Prime Minister's daughter.

Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails in secret with a ransom - an extraordinary talking jewel. But nothing can prepare her for what happens next ...

A very interesting debut novel by Emily Diamond. It has won the Times Children's Fiction competition in the recent past and is published by The Chicken House.

If this name rings a bell, it is probably because of the publisher Barry Cunningham - newly awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list in 2010 - for services to the publishing industry which is absolutely true, HOWEVER his main claim to fame is that he is the man credited with discovering J.K.Rowling!!! and as the Chicken House website has so rightly pointed out "I'm sure you'll agree - he's made a bit of a difference to children's reading habits over the years" - enough said.

If this author is good enough for him to publish and personally sign her book then she is certainly good enough for us.

Obviously one to keep a close eye on...

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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12 G P TAYLOR Shadowmancer SET - 1/1 original Faber paperback - Signed/ Bookmark - Signed/ Mixed set of Shadowmancer Comics.
United Kingdom Book - Faber and Faber/ Comics - Markosia Book - 2003/ Comic - 2006 0571220460 1st Edition Softcover/Paperback & very high quality Comics As New/ Unread Children's Fiction Fantasy 1st Printing Signed by G P Taylor
Shadowmancer SET - 1/1 original Faber paperback - Signed/ Bookmark - Signed/ Mixed set of Shadowmancer Comics.

For sale is the U K 1st Edition/1st Printing of "Shadowmancer", the iconic book that started the Self-Publishing Revolution in 2003 onwards.

A new/unread book that is now becoming very scarce to find in this condition.

This is the first general edition of the author's first book which was bought way back in 2003 and kept safely ever since

A prolific writer, G P Taylor has since written many other books including Tersias, Wormwood, The Tizzle Sisters and Erik, Mariah Mundi to name but a few. You can see and buy the most exclusive Tizzle Sisters books here on Plymbooks

A very famous book from a very famous writer. If you do not have one in your collection then make it a "must have" on your list.

Also for sale, is a signed bookmark, again bought and kept since 2003.

Lastly in the set is a random selection of Shadowmancer Comics to whet your appetite. They are beautifully drawn & illustrated by Inaki Miranda & Pedro Delgado, two of the most highly rated comic artists of our time. The production values of these comics are very high, printed on high quality paper and with stunning colours & graphics throughout

G P Taylor was the first bestselling modern author to reverse the trend and turn his novels into comics rather than the other way around.

At the beginning of August 2010 in an exclusive interview, The Whitby Gazette reports of Graham Taylor's fantastic, well deserved & long awaited news. He has revealed filming is to begin in January 2011 to transform his first book in the Mariah Mundi series - Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box - into a box office smash. To read the full article please click the link G.P.Taylor Whitby Gazette Full Interview

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 99.99 GBP
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13 GILL ARBUTHNOTT Chaos Clock & Chaos Quest >>> Collectors SET <<< Signed and Dated
United Kingdom Floris Books 2003/2004 0863154220 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover New/unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED & DATED

The Chaos Clock - This is an excellent first novel aimed a children aged 9-12.

It is set in an atmospheric Edinburgh with much of the action taking place in the city's excellent Chambers Street Museum.

The central characters, Kate and David, are in engaged in a race against time to prevent time itself unraveling. A measured start to the novel quickly becomes a page turner.

The Chaos Quest - Sets David and Kate's fantastic adventures against the backdrop of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, including a terrifying incident at Rosslyn Chapel. Danger is never far away in this thrilling sequel.

The Chaos Quest proves Gill Arbuthnott is no one-novel wonder. Folding a full-blooded "other" world into the very real-feeling living space of her teenage characters, the author has created a fast paced fantasy thriller. A compellingly three-dimensional piece of fiction.

In super collector's condition - signed & dated and a great set to add to any collection

 
Price: 19.99 GBP
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14 GILL ARBUTHNOTT Chaos Clock & Chaos Quest >>> Collectors SET <<< Signed, Lined and Dated
United Kingdom Floris Books 2003/2004 0863154220 1st Edition Softcover/Paperback New/unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED, FIRST-LINED & DATED

The Chaos Clock - This is an excellent first novel aimed a children aged 9-12.

It is set in an atmospheric Edinburgh with much of the action taking place in the city's excellent Chambers Street Museum.

The central characters, Kate and David, are in engaged in a race against time to prevent time itself unraveling. A measured start to the novel quickly becomes a page turner.

The Chaos Quest - Sets David and Kate's fantastic adventures against the backdrop of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, including a terrifying incident at Rosslyn Chapel. Danger is never far away in this thrilling sequel.

The Chaos Quest proves Gill Arbuthnott is no one-novel wonder. Folding a full-blooded "other" world into the very real-feeling living space of her teenage characters, the author has created a fast paced fantasy thriller. A compellingly three-dimensional piece of fiction.

Both books are in NEW & UNREAD condition and are signed, first-lined and dated by the author on the title page 
Price: 29.99 GBP

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15 GILLIAN CROSS The Dark Ground - Book 1 in The Dark Ground Trilogy
Signed and featuring the holographic cover.

United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2004 0192719254 1st Edition Hardback, dust jacket with holographic cover As New/Unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED by the Author

Gillian Cross is one of the UK's top children's authors, and has won every major children's book prize. She is highly acclaimed internationally.

In "The Dark Ground", Robert is alone, in a strange jungle. He has no food, no shelter, no warmth. Unfamiliar creatures are roaming about - and he's not even sure how he got there...

Following the story of Robert's struggle for survival, through to his extraordinary realization of where he is and what has happened to him and then to his perilous journey to find his way home.

This is such an unusual adventure/fantasy story, it is gripping right from the start and you will not want to put it down until you have finished.

Although it gradually dawned on me what had happened to Robert, it was still so surprising and written with such imagination, that I couldn't wait to read book 2 in this trilogy "The Black Room" to find out what happened next.

This is a FINE-AS NEW copy of the book, is signed by the author and features the desirable and highly unusual holographic cover.

 
Price: 7.99 GBP
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16 GILLIAN CROSS The Black Room - Book 2 in The Dark Ground Trilogy
Signed and featuring the holographic cover protected by a Mylar wrapper

United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2005 0192719742 1st Edition Hardback, dust jacket with holographic cover New/unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED by the Author

Gillian Cross is one of the UK's top children's authors, and has won every major children's book prize. She is highly acclaimed internationally.

In "The Black Room", Robert has returned to life and to his usual size after a frantic and dangerous journey in Book 1.

He tells his friend Tom a wild story of danger and death in an underground cavern. Tom finds the story difficult to believe, but his sister is still caught up in Robert's desperate search for a girl called Lorn...

Robert tells them that she saved his life and if they don't find her before winter she will die.

While they hunt for Lorn she has her own dangers to face in her world under the earth, but is she also in the Black Room?

I found this book very exciting and couldn't put it down, now I just have to wait for part 3 to find out what happens next...

This is a FINE-AS NEW copy of the book, is signed by the author and features the desirable and highly unusual holographic cover, protected in a Mylar cover.

 
Price: 7.99 GBP
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17 J K ROWLING ***VERY RARE*** - Harry Potter first 3 books - The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban - FIRST EDITION/ FIRST PRINTING BOX SET all in super condition - What a find!!!
TED SMART 1997/1998/1999 ALL First Edition ALL HARDBACK with Dustjackets All excellent/ look unread - please see description Children's Fiction Fantasy ALL First Printing NONE
***FANTASTIC*** - The first three book box set of J.K. Rowling's classic titles.

All three are 1st Edition, 1st Print hardback books with their original dustjackets, all unclipped and housed in a sturdy presentation box with the original artwork of The Philosopher's Stone on one side and The Chamber of Secrets on the other. The box has a few age related scuff marks as expected and also has an interesting point. It has Ted Smart on the spine where the publishers name is, however on the bottom of the box, the web address is for www.bloomsbury.com

We have never seen another box set with ALL FIRST EDITION/ FIRST PRINT editions in it!!!

The three titles are, of course, The Philosopher's Stone - 1997. The Chamber of Secrets - 1998 and The Prisoner of Azkaban - 1999.

The Philosopher's Stone book is in excellent, clean condition and looks unread. It is complete with unclipped dustjacket, also in excellent, clean condition. It is uninscribed and the illustrated boards are like new as well as the spine & binding. The pages are free from any folds or tears. There is a little tanning to the page block which is totally expected owing to the paper-stock used, which was not the best, designed as a read then throwaway book for children.

The Chamber of Secrets is also in excellent, clean condition with the unclipped dustjacket the same. It is uninscribed and the illustrated boards are like new as well as the spine & binding. The pages are free from any folds or tears and again the book looks unread. There is a little tanning to the page block which again, is totally expected

The third book, The Prisoner of Azkaban is also in excellent condition with the unclipped dustjacket the same. It is uninscribed but there are a couple of slight ink marks on the bottom of the page block which are out of sight and two pages with very slight tears on them but no paper is missing. All paper is present, it is just a couple of nips to the pages. Apart from these very minor points the rest of the book is in clean, excellent condition and also looks unread.

Ted Smart (a mail order company) is looked on as the poorer relation to the Bloomsbury published editions, however despite this, prices have been steadily increasing over the last few years. The reason for this is simple, they are still really affordable in comparison to their Bloomsbury counterparts.

The Philosopher's Stone original trade hardback still commands a price in excess of £11,000. The Chamber of Secrets & the Prisoner of Azkaban published by Bloomsbury also have hefty price tags.

This set is therefore a wee gem which offers great investment potential. 
Price: 850.00 GBP

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18 J K ROWLING Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone UK FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINT 1997 - Paperback & burgundy slip case just to keep it safe!!!
Great Britain Bloomsbury 1997 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover Excellent Children's Fiction Fantasy 1st Printing 

Genuine UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT of this highly sought after, iconic first title in the remarkable series of books written by JK Rowling.

It was published by Bloomsbury, UK, 1997 and is the true UK First Edition First Printing of the original UK trade paperback.

Issued as a small print run with the number line 10 down to 1

This is Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone, BOOK ONE of the series, where it all began!!!

To the verso of the title page is the all important number line with all ten numbers '10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' indicating the genuine UK 1st.

The book is in super condition.

It is accredited to Joanne Rowling NOT JK.

There is no space between "Taylor" and "1997".

The young wizard Dumbledore can be found on the back cover.

It has, of course, as First Edition First Print two wands listed on page 53.

It is clean and undamaged, even the spine looks unbroken as if it hasn't even been read, the bottom of the front cover has the famous quote by Wendy Cooling which disappeared, by the third print, to a quote from the Sunday Times

There are only 3 very neat school stamps, one on the front end paper in small letters, another on page 143, and again on the inside rear cover - please see photo. They are not obtrusive and could be removed by a professional. There are no other inscriptions or marks at all, the page block is tight and it has no tears, rips or loose pages.

There is some light tanning to the inside pages which is expected and typical of the paper stock used. This is because the paper used was never intended as anything more than a disposable read.

It is a wonderful copy of the first book with ALL the famous, extremely well known errors associated with it.

Completing this item is a burgundy slipcase for you to slip your prize tome into, so it remains safe and sound.

 
Price: 6500.00 GBP
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19 J K ROWLING Quidditch Through The Ages/Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Signed by J K Rowling
United Kingdom Bloomsbury Both 2001 0747554668/074755471 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Children's Fiction Both referred to in 1st Printing BOTH BOOKS SIGNED by J K Rowling

In 2001, JK Rowling wrote and had published these two "Hogwarts Schoolbooks". They were sold in aid of the UK charity Comic Relief.

Quidditch Through The Ages is written under the pseudonym of Kenilworthy Whisp, and details the development of the game from its origins.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is written by "Newt Scamander", and details the various creatures that can be found and used by Wizards and Muggles alike.

Both books show the Hogwarts school library sticker, along with various pieces of graffiti gathered over time by their borrowers, including Harry, Ron and Hermione and were referred to in "The Philosopher's Stone", the first Harry Potter book.

Both of these books are in As New condition, and both have been hand-signed by JK Rowling on the title page.

A terrific - and very rare - addition to any Rowling collection

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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20 J K ROWLING Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Movie Callsheet (2nd unit, callsheet 120)

United Kingdom Warner Brothers 2008 n/a N/A Paper Excellent Memorabilia Factual N/A

This is an original callsheet from the filming of the movie "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" at Leavesden Studios in England on 8th May 2008.

It details who is required on set that day (which includes Helena Bonham Carter), and what they will be filming, or in the case of those not actually filming that day, what they will be required for (costume fitting etc).

Callsheets, like this one, provide a fascinating insight into the glamorous (or not-so-glamorous) world of movie-making, and give us a clue as to the level of planning required to successfully make a box-office hit like the "Harry Potter" movies. 
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21 J K ROWLING Wizarding World of Harry Potter SET
Pre-Production callsheets for STRONGARM - a ride in the Theme park, Florida.
Two Magazines outlining what the Theme Park looks like - A sneak preview. Leaflets only available on the first weekend.
A T-shirt exclusively from the team working in Orlando and a Special Limited Edition light up badge only available on the opening first day!!!

United Kingdom Warner Brothers 2008/2010 N/A Various New/Excellent Harry Potter Theme Park Set Florida N/A

WHAT A SUPERB, UNUSUAL SET and an absolute treat for the Harry Potter fan who has everything

We are delighted to offer for sale, an exclusive set of 7 items relating to the newly opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

First for sale we have the callsheets: "StrongArm" is the project name for one of the rides being constructed at the new Harry Potter theme park, which has opened in Orlando Florida, June 2010.

These call sheets are from the pre-production test days held at Leavesden Studios in England in June 2008, and provide a fascinating insight into the workings of the crew. They are very similar to callsheets for the actual filming of the movies, and show that Warner Bros approach the theme park and its rides in the same way - ensuring a fantastic experience for their visitors.

They date from 2nd June and 6th June 2008 and provide information such as the times each crew member is required, their telephone numbers, info about the stunts, green screen action, risk assessment etc.

A fascinating glimpse into a world that very few of us are privileged enough to work in.

Next there are a couple of American magazines from May and early June 2010 detailing progress on the Theme Park and sneak previews of what the fans can expect.

There are also leaflets included that were only available on the first two opening days of Harry Potter World, an exclusive T-shirt from the construction crew at the park - unworn - you will be delighted to hear and a Very Special Light Up Badge of Hogwarts, again, only available on the very first opening day at the Theme Park.

What a fantastic collection of unique items all related to the Harry Potter Theme Park - "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter".

If you just can't wait for the pictures to be updated then please email us and we would be delighted to take some for you!!!

 
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22 J K ROWLING Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - very interesting BAFTA glossy card
N/A N/A N/A Glossy card Excellent Factual N/A

You're a huge Harry Potter fan and have carefully chosen your books, built up your collection and are now looking for some unusual items to further add to that collection.

Look no further. This glossy card was sent to BAFTA members with suggestions of actors and categories in which they may wish to nominate the film - "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince".

A great, unusual collectable, exactly the quirky sort of thing that we love to find!!! 
Price: 7.99 GBP

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23 J K ROWLING THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S SET
All SEVEN Harry Potter First Edition/First Print UK, Bloomsbury ADULT COVER Books - The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows - in New/Unread condition

United Kingdom Bloomsbury First Edition Hardbacks all with Dustjackets. New/unread and ALL in NEW condition Children's Fiction Fantasy First Print 

We are delighted to offer for sale a brand new complete set of 7 UK Adult cover, BLOOMSBURY First Edition/First Print books.

All seven books are NEW/UNREAD and carry either the all important number 1 on the publication page or the words First Edition. ( No idea why Bloomsbury did not employ the same system for all 7 books!)

A complete set of original young reader cover books will now cost many thousands of pounds and for most of us are completely out of reach, so here is your chance to own a small piece of publishing history at a truly amazing price.

All seven books are HARDBACK (all with dust covers/jackets)

 
Price: 895.00 GBP
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24 J K ROWLING Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - UK First Edition/First Print - Large Print Hardback Edition - VERY RARE to find in such great condition.
United Kingdom Bloomsbury 2001 1st Edition Hardback Excellent/Unread Children's Fiction Fantasy 1st Printing N/A
This is a First Edition/First Print Large Print Edition Hardback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

These books were not for sale in shops anywhere and were available only from libraries within the United Kingdom.

This book is in excellent/looks unread condition.

The hardback cover and spine are also in superb condition. Inside the book there are no creases, folds or inscriptions and the binding is tight. This edition was issued without a dust jacket. A fantastic find - an elusive book and most importantly the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 signifying First Edition/First Print status.

It is reckoned only a matter of hundreds were printed, with many that are left, in very poor condition.

As library books they were read & abused mercilessly by children...the thought!!!

A perfect addition to a J K Rowling collectionPrice: 695.00 GBP

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25 J K ROWLING Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets - SIGNED POSTCARD - Displayed in a clear perspex desk/shelf/chunky frame. Never seen another!!!
One and only As New SIGNED Postcard by author

Always looking for that something different, we are delighted to offer for sale - a HAND SIGNED Postcard.

The signature is instantly recognisable, with an excellent strong, bold flow to it on one side, with the 3 main characters pictured in front of the wonderful Hogwarts on the reverse

We have never seen another one of these!!!

The postcard is in excellent undamaged condition, as can be seen in the photo.

It has been placed in a clear perspex frame which not only keeps it in pristine condition but also gives a great view of both sides when placed on any flat surface. The frame which measures 19cm x 11.5cm, is held together by two magnets so it is really easy to take out if you so wish.

Extremely compact and ready to be displayed, a fantastic find - a fantastic collectable 
Price: 245.00 GBP

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26 J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit - Paperweight
N/A Royal Mail Stamp N/A N/A Paperweight Excellent The Hobbit - Children's Fiction/Fantasy NONE

This a glass paperweight containing a genuine British postage stamp issued by the Royal Mail.

It features a scene from "The Hobbit" depicting Bilbo Baggins being chased by Smaug the Dragon.

Measuring 2.5 " in diameter and 1" in depth.

Delightful, unusual collectable for the Tolkien completist. 
Price: 29.99 GBP

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27 J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit - 1976 Calendar - One of the First Calendars of the series.
N/A Georg Allen & Unwin 1976 One of the first Calendars Paper & Card Excellent Children's Fiction Fantasy NONE

One of the earliest, of the ongoing series of Tolkien Calendars.

This one features 12 illustrations done by Tolkien himself for the Unwin Edition of "The Hobbit".

It is in superb condition and comes complete with the original paperboard mailer, which has a bit of damage and a little pen scribbling to the flap on the back. The front of the mailer, however, is in excellent condition and the fact that it is complete in the envelope has also kept the calendar in superb condition.

There can not be many of these left for sale and certainly not in such good condition. The illustrations are STUNNING.

Even though the proposed film in 2012 has suffered from a few glitches so far, it does boast a handsome "A list" cast and one that will bring Tolkien's work to a new generation of fans as well as the already well established ones.

This is a must-have for any Tolkien completist.

 
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28 J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit - Deluxe Easton Press Hardback Edition
United States Easton Press 1st Easton Press Limited Edition Leather As New/Unread Children's Fiction Fantasy NONE

This is the classic J.R.R. Tolkien tale, but given the Easton Press treatment. In common with all other books from Easton Press, this one features:

  • Genuine Premium Leather
  • Moire Fabric Endsheets
  • Satin Ribbon page marker
  • 22-karat gold gilt inlay
  • Raised hubbed rings
  • 22-karat gold gilded page edges
  • Archival quality acid-neutral paper
  • Smyth-sewn bindings

This book has a true feel of quality about it, and is sure to be a valued addition to any Tolkien collection.

 
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29 J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit - Slip-cased Folio Society Edition
United Kingdom The Folio Society 1999 1st Edition Slip-cased Hardback As New/Unread Children's Fiction Fantasy 3rd Printing/Impression NONE

We have great pleasure in presenting The Folio Society's 1st Edition/3rd Printing of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale.

This is in it's original slipcase and both the book and slipcase are in as new condition.

The book has a clean tight page-block, with no yellowing, foxing or dog-eared pages. It is bound in full vegetable parchment blocked with a design by Francis Mosley.

Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit: fond of sleeping, eating, drinking, parties and presents.

However, it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east, to help slay the dragon Smaug.

His quest takes him through enchanted forests, spiders' lairs, and under the Misty Mountains, where he comes across the vile Gollum and tricks him out of his 'Precious' - a ring of invisibility.

 
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30 JAMES A McVEAN Changelings Book 1 (SPECIAL) - Dragons & Demons >>> Collector's Copy <<< Signed and Dated
United Kingdom Lulu Enterprises 2002 1411646703 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Children's Fiction Fantasy 1st Printing SIGNED & DATED
Someone is slaying wizards and uttering the six words of power: Breaking the ancient magical bonds that bind the Demon horde to the Netherworld...

Now evil stalks the land, seeking the magic of life that will free the rest of their hellish brethren.

The world is in dire peril and the only hope for salvation lies in the hands of a lowly pickpocket.

When a young orphan - Jack the Hawk - steals a silver flask from a travelling wizard, he is transformed into a magical creature and is plunged into a world of dreadful impending disaster that only he can help prevent.

As the Changeling he must cross an impenetrable mountain range and seek the aid of mythical Dragons; he must travel to the Netherworld, where the Demons and Angels battle perpetually; and resurrect an ancient hero.

Jack must return with help in time, or the world will be doomed.

A signed and dated copy of this self-published book, which is in FINE - AS NEW condition

 
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31 JAMES DAVID Aqua Crysta - Next to no Time >>> collector's copy <<< SIGNED, LINED & DATED PLUS a Promotional Pack
United Kingdom Moonbeam Publishing 2004 0954770404 First Edition Softcover/Paperback As New/Unread Children's Fiction First Printing SIGNED, LINED & DATED

This is a rare opportunity to grab a super collector's copy of Aqua Crysta - Part 1. Not very many at all were signed, lined & dated, PLUS a very rare promotional pack. All in FINE - AS NEW condition.

Jessica and Jamie have just moved into a lonely cottage on the edge of a great forest in the middle of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors near Whitby.

The forest hides a secret...deep in its depths an ancient, precious place hidden beneath its roots.

Follow the children as the magic leads them to the treasures of the Forest Cellar. Explore the wonderful Floss Cavern, meet its timeless inhabitants and save the precious Harvest lands from destruction. This is an adventure full of mysteries and surprises...but, above all, magic and danger!!!

As well as Aqua Crysta, the author, James David, has also penned Squibbitz Parts 1 & 2 and also Remote Control Part 1

 
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32 JOHN WILLIAMS ***WOW*** John Williams HANDSIGNED photograph on which he has added handwritten music. One of his most famous and memorable film themes of all time - 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' - WHAT A FANTASTIC ITEM
N/A N/A N/A N/A Glossy Photograph 7x5 approx New Composer/Conductor Music Icon Signed with Musical annotation
What an exciting item - A glossy photograph approx.7x5.

It is not just hand signed by the great John Williams, he has also hand written one of his most famous and memorable themes. Not just any 5 notes, but the theme from the classic Sci-fi film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'- instantly recognizable.

Dating back to 1977, the influence of Close Encounters... can still be seen in many Sci-fi films to this day. In Close Encounters.., Richard Dreyfuss stars as typical everyman Roy Neary who experiences, with a small group of others, a close encounter of the first kind. As Roy attempts to fathom out the haunting visions that plague him, we see just the right amount of sentimentality and humanity that we’ve come to expect from Spielberg over the years.

John Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning seven decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, most notably the 'Star Wars' saga. He has also composed music for 'Jaws', 'Superman', the 'Indiana Jones' films, 'E.T'. the Extra-Terrestrial, 'Hook', 'Jurassic Park', 'Schindler's List', 'Home Alone' and three 'Harry Potter' films. He has composed the music for all but two of director Steven Spielberg's feature films

This man is simply a Music Legend 
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33 LIULIGONGFANG - The Georg Jensen of the Glassware World  The Perfect Circle - Beautiful Chinese Glassware
Liuligongfang 2001 1229 of 1520 pieces GLASS Excellent Glassware N/A

'The centre is a perfect circle - throughout the world of humankind the iron shoe breaks through and in a sudden instant there is enlightenment'

We have long been fans of Glass in it's artistic form, from makers such as Ditchfield and Lalique. This "Perfect Circle" is made by Liuligongfang - Taiwan's only contemporary glass studio devoted to artistic Chinese glassware.

Since it's establishment in 1987, Liuligongfang has developed a very strong international reputation, with factories all over the world, including 3 in the USA, and has become known as the Georg Jensen of the glassware world.

The Perfect Circle is a beautifully tactile object, with a gradient of colours from Green to Orange. The moulding on the top depicts two heads of a dragon.

External diameter = 8.5cm, Height = 3cm

Series number 1229 of 1520 pieces.

Complete with gift box, which has slight wear from storage, and original gift card with text in English and Chinese.

This is a rare collectors item, and a beautiful addition to any glassware collection

 
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34 LIZ 'N JULIE You F'Coffee Sir??!? - SET of two books PLUS Promotional Postcards
United Kingdom Bing Bong Ltd 2006 1905692552 Proof Copy PLUS Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Adult Airline Humour 1st Edition/1st Printing copy SIGNED

Airline hostesses Liz 'n' Julie take an irreverent look at life behind the bulkhead as busy cabin crew for one of the UK's top airlines.

Thought-provoking, shocking and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is aimed very much at the open-minded adult traveller, and contains some x-rated material...

For sale is a 1st/1st paperback, which has been signed by the both Liz and Julie, dedicated to Martin, in recognition of his work with the book prior to it's publication.
We also include the spiral-bound proof version of the book, created by Markosia Enterprises Ltd. Very exciting as there were only a handful of these made up - so mega-rare!!!Lastly there are 10 promotional postcards to complete this set.

A fantastic opportunity to get your hands on this collectable set from a pair of writers who have a big future in front of them.

NEWS...NEWS...NEWS - This very book has been viewed over quarter of a million times on the fantastic www.myebook.com and has even spawned a free monthly comedy e-magazine on there too - Go on take a look...you know you want to :o)

 
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35 M E WARNER Daniel And The Disappeared >>> Collector's SET <<<
Signed Hardback and Signed paperback

United Kingdom Chough Books 2004 0954748409 1st Edition Hardback and Softcover As New/Unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing BOTH BOOKS SIGNED by the author
Both books are signed by the author on the title page and both are in FINE - AS NEW condition. 
Price: 14.99 GBP
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36 MARGARET THATCHER The Path To Power - Hardback - Publisher's Proofing Copy Signed
United States Harper Collins 1995 0060172703 Publishers Proofing Copy Hardback with dust jacket Very Fine/Unread Dust Wrapper - Very Fine Biography/Politics/History World Icon SIGNED by Margaret Thatcher

This is an Uncorrected Proof Copy of the USA Edition of Margaret Thatcher's "The Path To Power".

There is no number line, and there is no price printed on the book either, which is really unusual, and was the final proofing copy sent out prior to the release for proof readers to check for mistakes.

What is certain, is that the book and dustjacket are both in fantastic, unread condition, remaining unclipped, and the book has been hand-signed by the Great Lady herself.

 
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37 MARGARET THATCHER Quirky Margaret Thatcher small cushion
United Kingdom A Young Bradley Design 1990 N/A N/A As new - still in protective bag Collectable Politics/History N/A

If you are looking for something different to add to your Margaret Thatcher collection - then look no further.

Here is your chance to own this very special and quirky cartoon image of the iconic, Ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

It is in NEW condition and measures 16cm x 16cm or 6" x 6"

The image is boldly screenprinted on cotton, filled with polyester fibre and is fully washable.

It has a small red hanging loop so that it can also be hung up.

The back is the same red as the front with the logo "A Young Bradley Design 1990". 1990, the same year that Mrs Thatcher's leadership was challenged by Michael Heseltine, the then Defence and Environment Secretary.

She failed to win outright under the terms of the election in the first ballot, and was persuaded to withdraw from the second round of voting.

This marked the end of her eleven-year premiership and resulted in the election of John Major, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, as her successor.

 
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38 MARK BLAYNEY Conversations with Magic Stones >>> Collectors Copy <<< Signed, Lined and Dated
United Kingdom Manuscript Publishing 2003 0954550501 1st Edition Softcover As New/Unread Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED, LINED AND DATED

Set in Bruges, Paris and the Holloway Road, these are provocative and challenging stories.

Powerfully and tightly written, these stories are sexy and evocative stuff – you can smell the beaches and the bedrooms that feature in the stories, and see the dead leaves blowing alongside the canal in Bruges as clouds race overhead.

Blayney writes with intensity and immediacy; unlike so much modern fiction which is either worthy and dull, or exciting but trivial.

He writes stories which have something to say without being pretentious and which despite heavy themes (God, death, sex, the nature of reality) are consistently entertaining and beautifully written.

In FINE - AS NEW condition, this copy has been signed, lined and dated by the author on the title page.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 19.99 GBP
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39 MATT & DAVE Yuck - Yuck's Alien Adventure - Signed by both Authors.
United Kingdom Simon & Schuster 2008 1st Edition Paperback As New/Unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED by both Authors

This is part of a series of books about a fairly gross boy and his many adventures. Other books in the series include titles such as "Yuck's Supercool Snotman", "Yuck's Abominable Burp Blaster" and "Yuck's Magic Wand".

Two horribly disgusting adventures in one book. Aliens are coming! Yuck says, and he's got alien gloop to prove it. But his sister Polly Princess says he is lying. Little does she know that Yuck is going on an adventure with an alien name Puke. When he returns, Polly is in for a shock that is out of this world.
Yuck's Slobbery Dog - When Yuck looks after a lost and lonely dog called Scruff, revolting things happen at home. Scruff is dirty and smelly! He parps at dinner, leaves fleas in the bed and poos indoors. Yuck's sister Polly tries to get rid of him, but Yuck plays a trick on her and Polly is in for a stinky surprise...

This is a 1st Edition, 1st Printing, in AS NEW condition and has been Hand-signed by both authors. 
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40 MICHELLE HARRISON The 13 Treasures - Signed by the author
United States Simon & Schuster 2008 1847384498 1st Edition Paperback As New/Unread Children's Fiction 1st Printing SIGNED by Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison is 28 years old, an editorial assistant in Children's publishing. She is a former bookseller at Ottakers/Waterstones in Stafford. Originally from Grays in Essex, Michelle is a keen illustrator as well as a writer, and now lives in Oxfordshire with her partner.

While visiting her grandmother's house, an old photograph leads Tanya to an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago, a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya's grandmother will not speak of. Fabian, the caretaker's son, is tormented by the girls disappearance. His grandfather was the last person to see her alive, and has lived under suspicion ever since. Together, Tanya and Fabian decide to find the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see Fairies. And, after disturbing an intruder in the night, it emerges that someone else shares her ability. The manor's sinister history is about to repeat itself...

"The 13 Treasures" is the author's first novel, with the sequel "The Thirteen Curses" published January 2010.

This is one of a very few copies that were signed at Harrod's, London in early 2009, and is tipped to be a best seller.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
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41 NICHOL WILLIAMS S.N.O.T - Signed, Lined, Dated, a drawing of the Dragon
(1 of only 3 in the WORLD) PLUS a Promotional Poster - A SUPER SET!!!

United Kingdom Apex Publishing Ltd 2004 0-190444425 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Children's Fiction Humour 1st Printing SIGNED, LINED, DATED & DRAWING

Abounding with mythical creatures and magic, this book is a must for those who love fantasy.

However it shies away from the norm and gives a twist to what we think wizards, gnomes and fairies are like.

You laugh out loud at situations and the way a fourteen year olds mind works.

The author has captured beautifully what children and most adults find funny.

This copy has been Signed, Lined & Dated, and the author has also included a very good drawing of the Dragon, one of only 3 books presented in this way in the World.

In FINE/UNREAD - AS NEW condition. Also included is a promotional poster.

An extremely rare set indeed!!!

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 149.99 GBP
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42 RON & REG KRAY Chiswick Auctions CATALOGUE - The Kray Sale - Their Personal Effects - RARE. PLUS a list of the auction results & extra lots not included in the main catalogue on the day.
United Kingdom Chiswick Auction House 2009 First (and only) Heavy glossy paper As NEW Crime Memorabilia/Icon Factual N/A

It is really difficult to obtain one of these catalogues now, even though the Auction was only held in 2009 as 99% were immediately snapped up by eager buyers & collectors.

It is glossy and in superb condition.

The Auction was held in January 2009 and created quite a stir.

144 Lots with over 40 photographs, in a mixture of black and white & colour.

Absolutely fascinating and a must for any Kray or Crime collector

We were very fortunate to obtain a paper copy of the prices realised on the auction lots on the day plus the additional lots added to the sale but not in the original catalogue - a very detailed and collectable set.  
Price: 45.00 GBP

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43 RON & REG KRAY Chiswick Auctions CATALOGUE - Kray Sale II - RARE
United Kingdom Chiswick Auction House 2009 First (and only) Glossy heavy paper As NEW Crime Memorabilia/Icon Factual N/A

Really difficult to obtain one of these Kray Catalogues now, even though the sales were only in 2009, almost all were snapped up by eager buyers or collectors on the day.

It is in superb condition.

The Auction was held on 30th March 2009 and created massive interest. 400 Lots with over 40 photographs, mainly in colour.

Absolutely fascinating, they have become a collector's must have in their own right.

 
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44 STEPHEN QUEEN A Boy's Name (SPECIAL) >>> Collector's Copy <<< Signed and with the RARE casino and solicitors stamp Only 50 copies have the exclusive stamp
United Kingdom Pen Press Publishing 2005 1905203020 Limited Edition of 50 Copies ONLY Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Coming of age Fiction 1st Edition/1st Printing SIGNED, DOODLED, CASINO STAMP

This is the Very first Edition of Stephen Queen's charming tale of a young boy's coming-of-age in Scotland in the early 20th Century.

The book charts one boy's journey from his slow awakening to adulthood, through the swirling mists of teenage confusion as he experiences death, love, revenge and discovery of secrets.

These are the catalysts for growing up, culminating in the defining moment when he recognizes it is the moment to grow up, take responsibility and fulfill who he is.

This copy is an extremely Limited Edition not just because it is signed & doodled on the title page by the author, but mainly as it includes the very rare casino and solicitor's stamps.

Only 50 copies were ever stamped in this way with these stamps, making this copy very collectable indeed.

In FINE - AS NEW condition.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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45 STEPHEN QUEEN A Boy's Name (SPECIAL) >>> Collectors Copy <<< Signed, Dated & Named (Martin)
United Kingdom Pen Press 2005 1905203020 1st Edition Paperback/Softcover As New/Unread Coming-of-age story 1st Printing SIGNED, DOODLED & NAMED

This is the original 1st Edition/1st Printing of Stephen Queen's beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1920's Scotland.

The book charts one boy's journey from his slow awakening to adulthood, through the swirling mists of teenage confusion as he experiences death, love, revenge and discovery of secrets.

These are the catalysts for growing up, culminating in the defining moment when he recognizes it is the moment to grow up, take responsibility and fulfill who he is.

This copy is important, partly due to the fact that it is signed & doodled on the title page by the author, but mainly as it has also been dedicated to MARTIN on the title page.

This was an integral part of the main promotional campaign on the book's original release, whereby the author dedicated copies to "A Boy's Name" of the buyers choice

How many were dedicated to MARTIN is uncertain, but you can be sure that there weren't many!!

In FINE - AS NEW condition.

 
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46 TRACEY EMIN  TURNER PRIZE 1999 CATALOGUE - The Year of the Unmade Bed
London 1999 N/A Card Cover - Catalogue Excellent Contemporary Art N/A
This item is incredibly rare - It is the Catalogue for the Turner Prize, 1999.

It features a write up on each of the four finalists - Tracey Emin, Steve McQueen, Steven Pippin & Jane and Louise Wilson.

It also lists the works exhibited for each Artist, and in Tracey Emins case obviously covers amongst her listings the very famous My Bed as well as other work such as Every Part of Me's Bleeding.

Tracey caused great controversy in 1997 when she took part in a Channel 4 television debate programme stimulated by the Turner Prize. She was well known in the art world but largely unknown to the wider public at that time. During the debate she appeared drunk, swearing and insulting the other panel members and saying she wanted to go home to her mum - Tracey then left the debate. Although later she said this peculiar behavior was caused by painkillers she was taking for a broken finger, it did cause considerable media attention and brought her national fame

However in 1999 she became a nominee herself for the Turner Prize.

Greatest attention was given to her exhibit My Bed which was a double bed in a dishevelled state with stained sheets, surrounded by detritus such as soiled underwear, condoms, slippers, and empty drink bottles. She also displayed two-dimensional artwork and videos.

She was commonly thought to have been the winner - and is still sometimes referred to as such - although in fact the Prize was awarded to Steve McQueen for his video based on a Buster Keaton film.

A very rare collectors item indeed and in excellent condition. 
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47 TRACEY EMIN Strangeland - Signed by Tracey Emin
Sceptre 2005 0340769440 1st Edition Hardback/cover with dust jacket As NEW/Unread Dust jacket - NEW Autobiography Art Later Print SIGNED by Tracey Emin

'Emin retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty ... A remarkable book - and a beautiful mind.' -- Croydon Advertiser
'A fantastically engaging storyteller...Emin is heartbreaking ... but she's also effortlessly funny ... This book is a reminder of why so many people respond with their hearts to her work.' -- Metro
'It took me by surprise with its incredibly upfront yet poignant portrait of Tracey's life. No pretension, no primadonna hysterics - just a beautifully crafted and brutally honest exploration of her world. It blew me away.' -- Hugo Hutchison
'Reading STRANGELAND is like drinking a bottle of vodka with Tracey and listening to her talk, with real honesty, about everything. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting her warmth, wit and humour. It really is wonderful.' -- Louise Sherwin-Stark
'It took me totally by surprise - her ability as a writer, the mixture of styles, the brutal honesty of it all. It feels as if it has been stripped of all superfluous material and we're left with only those moments of her life that Tracey feels are defining and important.' -- Brett Woods

These are just some of the comments that this book engenders. It is a great insight into the life of a very talented lady with experiences that most of us couldn't begin to imagine. An inspired, artistic mind driven to the edge by its creativity.

Hand-signed to the title page, and in "As New" condition, with a clean tight page-block and no tears, rips or dog-ears. It truly is a must-have for any fan of Tracey Emin, or of fine art generally.

This book is over £400 on other sites so grab yourself a bargain

 
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48 TRACEY EMIN Tracey Emin - ASHTRACEY - Self Portrait Ashtray - VERY RARE
United Kingdom Tracey Emin 2007/2008 Limited Brand New/Unused Contemporary Art N/A

This very unusual Tracey Emin piece for sale is called ASHTRACEY

It is formed as an ashtray with her own image applied to the centre in monochrome, the base has a black baize

This piece is as new still with the label and has never been used.

It measures approximately 10.5cm across and 3.25cm high

It was bought new two or three years back from the Art Car Boot Fair in London, an Event that does attract many iconic artists each year.

It does have its own website at the Art Car Boot Fair so go and see what you missed, even join the mailing list and put it in the diary for next year.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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49 TRACEY EMIN When I Think About Sex - Signed by Tracey Emin
London Jay Jopling & White Cube 2005 1st Edition Booklet Excellent Contemporary Art Very Limited Edition of only 100 Signed SIGNED plus the YEAR
A rare chance to purchase a signed Tracey Emin work - the lady famous for the unmade bed and a contemporary of Damien Hirst, Warhol etc.

This is the 24 page publication that Jay Jopling and White Cube put out to accompany the When I Think About Sex Exhibition in May - June 2005. Photography by Hugo Glendinning and Stephen White.

Only 100 copies were signed in Pencil by Tracey Emin. This copy also has the Year - 2005 - beside her signature.

It's Design is by Murray & Sorrell of FUEL, and with an excellent essay Tracey Emin, A Particular Honesty by Rudi Fuchs.

It was bought directly from the Gallery at the time, is in excellent condition and contains images & text from the Exhibition.

A rare find indeed.

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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50 Various Authors - inc. MARK HADDON The Poetry Review >>> Collector's Copy <<< Signed by Mark Haddon (Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time)
United Kingdom The Poetry Review 2003 1900771330 First Edition Softcover As New/Unread Poetry SIGNED by Mark Haddon

A collection of modern poetry, with contributions from a number of authors.

This copy is notable for the inclusion of a poem " Translations Of Horace signed by Mark Haddon, author of the hugely successful "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time". 
Price: 9.99 GBP

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51 VLADIMIR NOBOKOV Lolita
1959 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Erotic Fiction 2nd Printing N/A

The subject matter, of a middle-aged man desiring a young girl, a nymphet of 12 at the beginning of their affair, was so outrageous that the sheer delicacy and also the wit of the writing was hardly commented on. Lolita was not, in fact, about sex - it was about love and it was about erotic emotion, not any kind of pornography.

Humbert is one of the most self-aware narrators in contemporary fiction, and mocks, and derides, and lashes himself with wonderful energy. He sees himself as others see him and is merciless in attacking what he is doing to Lolita, quite clear-eyed about what she is doing to herself. This reviewer has never been able to find in any of Nabokov's other work quite the vitality, and beauty there is in this extraordinary novel. (Kirkus UK)

This copy has a slight lean on the spine, but is otherwise in very good condition for it's age, with clean tight pages. It has a small dedication in ink from it's original owners - "To George from Margaret".

If you require more information about this book - please email us

Although we believe that this is a competitive price for this item, we are open to reasonable offers for it. Please contact us for more details.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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52 Nelson Mandela South African Presidential Election form 1994 Signed by Nelson Mandela
South Africa South African Goverment 1994 first Paper Signed
This is an original South African Presidential Election form from 1994 which has been hand signed by Nelson Mandela.

This is unique and each form was printed with a unique serial number for each individual who qualified to place one voe for the election of the new South African President in 1994 and Nelson Mandela went on to become the elected President.

This is in mint condition with no deffects at all and still has the original serial number intact and we have hidden this so this cant be copied.

These are probably the most signed items by Nelson Mandela and now a very collectable piece of History as this is really where he began his true vocation having been released from prison. 
Price: 1750.00 GBP

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