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First Edition & Rare Books

Rare books are can be even more valuable with a meaningful inscription from the author and John Atkinson Books has seen some truly beautiful examples recently. One collection has made the local and national news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-55917614 https://www.ft.com/content/00f77c7e-dea2-49f0-80d8-e4bc99037df0  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9217013/Licence-bill-Rare-collection-15-edition-James- Bond-books-goes-sale-475k.html The Casino Royale has an inscription to Lisl Popper, one of Ian Fleming’s lovers...

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First Edition Books

First Edition books – Why buy them?

The main reasons for buying a first edition book - rather than any subsequent printing of the same book – are to own a piece of history, to possess a loved or particularly meaningful book in its original state, or to make an investment for the future. There is a...

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dark materials philip pullman

Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

Consisting of Northern Lights (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000) they have won numerous literary awards over the years including the Carnegie Medal, and the Whitbread Book Of The Year, and are now set to be released as a television series on a grand scale. His...

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Matilda First Edition Books

Matilda First Edition Books

Such has been the success of Roald Dahl’s Matilda that to simply state that it is one of the all-time greatest Children’s Books is almost downplaying it. Matilda Wormwood is only five years old, but she is a genius. Unfortunately her parents are too short-sighted to even notice.  To make...

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Nancy Mitford Her Life and Works

Nancy Mitford – Her Life and Works

Nancy Mitford She was born to English landowner 2nd Baron Redesdale. She was the eldest of the six Mitford sisters. Despite her father’s wealth, she was given a meagre allowance. To supplement this she began writing.  This was in no small part due the encouragement of author Evelyn Waugh. Nancy originally wrote...

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007 Heaven

Below is a short guide to the publication and issue points concerning the Ian Fleming 'James Bond' novels. All 14 books are explained and links to copies in our stock are available by clicking on the title of any below: Casino Royale - Published 13th of April 1953 by Jonathan...

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