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Ulysses by James Joyce
This is the first edition/second printing published by Egoist Press in 1922. This is one of 2000 copies, 500 of which were reportedly seized or burned by New York port authorities. Originally bound in a paper wrapper, this edition was re-bound in teal Harmatan goatskin and foil blocked in cream. It is housed in a half-bound leather solander box with handmade marbled paper.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
This is a 'design binding' that won the Elizabeth Soutar Award in 2018. It now resides in the permanent collection of the National Library of Scotland.
A signed, first edition bound in black goatskin leather with a large leather onlay depicting a raven and the map of the USA. Endpapers were created as a collage from doctored dollar bills.
A second copy belongs to the author.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
This is a signed, first edition of The Exorcist. Bound in black Harmatan goatskin with gold tooling on the spine and hand gilded page edges. The crucifixes on the front and back were created using a foil crackling technique.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
This is a rebind of the Folio Society edition of His Dark Materials.
These books have been bound in purple finest goatskin, with hand gilded page edges and marbled endpapers. They sit in a black buckram slipcase.
Shogun by James Clavell
A first edition, signed and double inscribed by the author. Bound in white leather with foil blocking and leather onlays to the front and back boards. This book sits in a leather, rounded spine solander box.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is the famous 'Peacock' edition of 1894. The original blocking design was painstakingly recreated and commissioned as brass dies. These designs were then stamped in gold onto dark green calf leather.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A first edition of this classic title bound in white goatskin with a large blue leather onlay. The leather design on the front has been 'crackled' and inlaid.
This copy has a buckram solander box with a pocket containing a handwritten letter from the author.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
An early edition of The Hobbit, published by Allen and Unwin.
Bound in finest green goatskin with gilded page edges and marbled endpapers.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon illustrated by Kay Nielsen
A rebind of the rare signed first edition. Fully bound in vellum with silk ribbon ties.
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
A later edition rebind given as a gift. This book was bound in dark blue Harmatan leather with five raised bands to the spine and ornaments blocked in gold.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The first English language edition of Hugo's classic novel. Bound in Chestnut Harmatan leather with a hand gilded top edge. A small inscribed note signed by Hugo is tipped inside to the reverse of the half title page.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
This is a very early first edition set (impressions 2/2/1). Bound in white goatskin leather and with gold tooling across the front, spine and back. All page edges are gilded and the books have handmade marbled endpapers.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
One of three nearly identical rebinds of the first edition (signed). Bound in blue Harmatan leather with yellow leather onlays. A third, unsigned copy was gifted to the author.
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
A signed, first edition of Pnin. Bound in white goatskin with a square spine. The title has been onlaid in multicoloured leathers to the front board. Black stamped title, author and butterfly design on the back board. This comes in a leather solander box.
Yorkshire by Gordon Home
This book was bound in grey Harmatan goatskin with leather inlays and onlays working alongside two colour foil blocking. All page edges were gilded silver and the book is housed in a fully bound leather solander box with rounded spine and leather onlays.