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91807
Atwood, Margaret
Bodily Harm
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1982.
First US edition: hardcover, octavo; quarter bound beige papered boards with blue cloth spine and silver gilt spine titling, matching beige endpapers; 266pp. Minor wear; toned and spotted text block edges and mild offsetting to flyleaf; browned dustwrapper spine panel. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
8774
Atwood, Margaret
Cat's Eye
Bloomsbury, London, 1989.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with silver gilt spine titling and upper board author's initials and decoration, blue endpapers; 421pp. Owner's name. Minor wear; one or two faint spots on text block edges and a few tiny marks and spots on dustwrapper edges. Very good to near fine. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$30
44286
Atwood, Margaret
Cat's Eye
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1988.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titles; 421pp. Text block and page edges well-toned with some spotting; some offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed with minor edgewear. Very good.
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$30
89111
Atwood, Margaret
Lady Oracle
Andre Deutsch, London, 1977.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; beige boards with black spine titling; 345pp. Minor wear; slight wear to lower board corners and edges; browned text block and page edges; small missing segment on lower front corner of dustwrapper and dustwrapper spine mildly faded. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine otherwise.
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$32
47675
Auden, W.H.
The Age of Anxiety A Baroque Eclogue
Random House Inc., New York NY, 1947.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles on a brown label; 188pp., top edges dyed brown. Mild wear; some softening of the spine heel; text block edges toned; newspaper illustration of the author tipped-in to the front pastedown; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf and rear pastedown; ink inscription to the flyleaf verso. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed marked and edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Precedes the English edition by one year. Auden received a Pulitzer Prize for this piece, which served as the basis for Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 (1948).
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$200
77195
Auster, Paul
Moon Palace
Viking, New York, 1989.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 307pp. Grey papered boards with black cloth spine and silver gilt lettering. Minor wear; slightly bumped board corners; black remainder mark on lower edges. Otherwise near fine in unclipped dustwrapper.
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$35
91711
Banks, Iain
The Wasp Factory
Macmillan, London, 1984.
First edition. Hardcover; octavo; brown boards with gilt spine titling; 184pp. Minor wear; tiny scrapes on board corners and mild toning with a few scattered spots to upper text block edges. Mildly faded dustwrapper spine. Near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Banks' first novel.
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$200
44070
Barnes, Julian
England, England
Jonathan Cape, London, 1998.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; black boards with silver-gilt spine-titling, dark blue endpapers; 266pp. Minor wear; upper text block edge slightly toned with a few spots. Near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$25
44114
Beckett, Samuel
Ends and Odds Plays and Sketches
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1977.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 104pp. Mild wear; lightly spotted text block edges. Price clipped dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
77717
Beckett, Samuel
First Love
Calder & Boyars Ltd., London, 1973.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titling; 62pp. Minor offset to endpapers; previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper; text block edges spotted. Dustwrapper is sunned along the spine and spotted on the verso; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Translated from the original French by the author.
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$45
211992
Bellow, Saul
Herzog
Viking Press/Penguin Books (USA) Inc., New York NY, 1964.
First US edition. Octavo hardcover; blue boards with silver gilt upper board and spine titling; 341pp., untrimmed page edges and top edges dyed blue. Board edges and corners rubbed; toned and spotted text block edges; offsetting to endpapers. Illustrated blue dustwrapper, with browned and faded spine panel with scraping, chipping and tiny missing segments at extremities, scrapes and wear to edges and tiny tear on lower front edge. Very good otherwise. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$40
44260
Bellow, Saul
Humboldt's Gift
Viking, New York, 1975.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; quarter bound with purple cloth boards and yellow spine with black titling; yellow endpapers; 487pp. Faint spotting to text block edges and rubbing to dustwrapper with browned spine and edges. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good otherwise.
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$60
40863
Bellow, Saul
Mr Sammler's Planet
Viking, New York, 1970.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 313pp. Slight edge wear to dustwrapper, otherwise very good. Not price-clipped and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$60
43426
Berners, Lord
The Camel
Constable & Co., London, 1936.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 174pp. Slightly rolled binding. Lightly toned text block edges. Few marks and smudges to dustwrapper with edge and corner wear, chipping and small tears. Not price-clipped. Good to very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film ande white paper backing.
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$70
89707
Berryman, John
His Toy, His Dream, His Rest 308 Dream Songs
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1969.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 317pp. Mild wear: slight wear to lower board corners and edges; browning and spotting to text block edges. Rubbed dustwrapper with browning to rear panel edges; some scraping to edges and corners but particularly to spine panel extremities; now protected in archival film with white paper backing. Very good.
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$45
38952
Betjeman, John
Summoned by Bells
John Murray, London, 1960.
First edition: royal octavo; hardcover; 111pp. Mild wear; spotted text block edges; foxed preliminaries and occasional spotting throughout. Slightly chipped and foxed dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$45
98320
Bradbury, Malcolm
The History Man A Novel
Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1975.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 230pp. Mild wear; slightly rolled; light softening to the spine extremities; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$75
63181
Brooke, Rupert
Democracy and the Arts A hitherto unpublished essay with a new portrait
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1946.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 32pp. Dustwrapper is tanned, and the text block edges are spotted; otherwise a very good copy.
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$45
91897
Bukowski, Charles
Post Office
London Magazine Editions, London, 1974.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; red boards with navy blue spine titling, decorated blue endpapers; 149pp. Minor wear; slightly wear and softening to spine panel extremities; browned and spotted text block and page edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with small stain at base of spine; wear to edges, a few small chips and marks. Very good with wrapper now protected in archival film and white paper backing.
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$300
44630
Burgess, Anthony
Beds in the East
Heinemann, London, 1959.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 237pp. Spotted text block edges; else very good in unclipped dustwrapper, some wear to edges, couple of tiny tears. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Not price-clipped. The third in the Malay trilogy.
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$100
91119
Burroughs, William S
Interzone
Picador, London, 1989.
First UK edition: hardcover, octavo; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 194pp., a few monochrome illustrations. Mild spotting to lower text block edges; slight browning to dustwrapper rear panel edges and spine. Otherwise very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
46185
Burroughs, William S.
The Place of Dead Roads
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1983.
First US edition: octavo hardcover; brown cloth boards with orange gilt spine titling and lower front board author's name; 306pp. Inscription. Minor wear; mild wear to board edges; toned text block edges with spotting on top edge and a few small marks. Tiny missing segment on upper rear edge of dustwrapper. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
43018
Byatt, A.S.
The Virgin in the Garden
Chatto & Windus, London, 1978.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 428pp. Endpapers and text block edges lightly toned and spotted. Red paper boards have small amount of fading to lower corner of front; bumping to tail of spine. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly toned with minor wear at edges; spine sunned. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$60
7644
Carter, Angela
Black Venus
Chatto & Windus, London, 1985.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 121pp. Lightly foxed endpapers, spotted text block edges; else near fine in dustwrapper with some edgewear (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$22
56760
Carter, Angela
Wise Children
Chatto & Windus, London, 1991.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, black boards with gilt spine-titling and illustrated mauve endpapers; 234pp. Minor wear; lightly toned text block edges with a few scattered spots; tiny tear on head of dustwrapper spine. Near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$35
12069
Carver, Raymond
No Heroics Please Uncollected Writings
Harvill/HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1991.
First UK (and hardcover) edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 239pp., with a monochrome illustration. Mild wear; some mild marks to the text block edges. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. Only issued in the US as a paperback.
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$45
65215
Chatwin, Bruce
On the Black Hill
Jonathan Cape, London, 1982.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 248pp. Some light offsetting to pastedowns; browned pages and text block edges. Else very good in foxed dustwrapper a little worn at edges (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$45
58291
Chatwin, Bruce
The Songlines
Jonathan Cape, London, 1987.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 293pp. Quite browned pages and text block edges; spot to upper edge of front endpaper. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly worn at edges; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
36448
Chatwin, Bruce
The Viceroy of Ouidah
Summit Books, New York, 1980.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; quarter bound green papered boards with tan cloth spine, map endpapers; 155pp. Minor wear; some rubbing and scraping to dustwrapper edges. Otherwise very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$32
70923
Chatwin, Bruce
The Viceroy of Ouidah
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1980.
First edition: octavo; hardcover with gilt title; 155pp. Text block edges spotted. Very minor wear to dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good. Author's second book.
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$90
45654
Chatwin, Bruce
What Am I Doing Here
Jonathan Cape, London, 1989.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 367pp. Offset to the endpapers; some light spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper is foxed on the flaps; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$35
45660
Cheever, John
Bullet Park
Knopf, New York, 1969.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; dark red cloth boards with silver gilt spine and upper board titling; 245pp. Lightly toned and spotted untrimmed page edges. Dustwrapper slightly worn with some random spotting; edgewear, some creasing and chipping. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Cheever's celebrated third novel.
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$40
207822
Cohen, Leonard
Beautiful Losers A Novel
The Viking Press, New York NY, 1966.
First US edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt and silver-gilt spine titles; 243pp., top edges dyed grey. Moderate wear; slightly shaken; spine extremities softened; text block edges spotted; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; chipped at the spine panel extremities and flap-turns with some creasing; spine panel sunned; a sticker ghost to the upper panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$150
74852
Dahl, Roald
Kiss Kiss
Michael Joseph Ltd., London, 1960.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 255pp. Moderate wear; spine head heavily sunned; text block edges toned and spotted; offset to endpapers; scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned lightly; large segment with author's name missing from spine panel head (replaced with a facsimile insert); light chipping to the flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
205756
Durrell, Lawrence (Nicholas Bentley, illus.)
Stiff Upper Lip
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1958.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 94pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; board edges and corners mildly worn; faint offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper edgeworn and lightly sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
205755
Durrell, Lawrence (V.H. Drummond, illus.)
Esprit de Corps Sketches from Diplomatic Life
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1957.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 89pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; board edges and corners mildly worn; faint offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper edgeworn and lightly sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
49015
Eliot, T.S.
Charles Whibley - A Memoir The English Association Pamphlet No. 80
Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 1931.
First edition: small folio; staple-sewn booklet with a printed wrapper; 13pp. (with 3pp. of adverts). Moderate wear; wrappers sunned; text block creased lengthways; mild toning to the text block and page edges. Very good. An uncommon piece of Eliotiana. A memoir of his friend and writer, Charles Whibley.
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$20
45202
Faulkner, William
The Reivers
Chatto & Windus, London, 1962.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 284pp. Foxed preliminaries, offsetting; spotted and toned text block edges; else very good in foxed, price-clipped dustwrapper, with light wear and a few tiny chips. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
84489
Forester, C.S.
Hornblower in the West Indies
Michael Joseph Ltd., London, 1958.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 283pp. Minor wear; offsetting to endpapers; mild toning and dusting to text block edges with some spots. Price-clipped dustwrapper, lightly rubbed with some wear along the hinges; some mild surface tears to the lower panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$75
43479
Forster, E.M.
The Hill of Devi
Harcourt, Brace and Co., New York, 1953.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 267pp. Slightly worn lower board edges and corners. Very lightly toned text block edges. Discoloured rear panel of dustwrapper; not price-clipped; minor edge wear; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$65
205862
Forster, E.M.
Marianne Thornton A Domestic Biography
Edward Arnold Ltd., London, 1956.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 301pp., with monochrome plates. Mild wear; wear to board corners; offsetting to endpapers and foxing to preliminaries; lightly browned and spotted text block edges. Dustwrapper mildly foxed with faded and slightly browned spine panel; tiny missing segments on spine panel extremities and corners; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
88746
Fowles, John
The Aristos A self-portrait in Ideas
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1965.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 246pp. Minor wear; text block edges mildly spotted; mild offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; previous owner's pencil inscription to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper mildly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; moderate spotting; some slight chipping to the spine panel head; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$250
88623
Fowles, John
The Collector
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1963.
Second impression in month of publication: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 283pp., top edges dyed red. Slightly rolled; text block edges toned with some slight spotting; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and sunned; tips of flaps clipped but original 18s price remains (deleted in pen); some slight chipping to the spine panel head; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good. Fowles' first book.
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$150
210543
Fowles, John (Fay Godwin, illus.)
Islands
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1978.
First edition. Square octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 108pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; text block edges spotted; mild spotting to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$70
71681
Fraser, George MacDonald
Flashman and the Mountain of Light
Collins Harvill, London, 1990.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; red boards with gilt spine titling; 367pp. Minor wear; a few scattered spots on upper text block edges and small stamp on lower edges, partially faded; minimal wear to dustwrapper edges and corners. Fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$70
67035
Fraser, George MacDonald
Flashman and the Redskins From the Flashman Papers 1849-50 and 1875-76
Wiliam Collins & Sons Ltd., London, 1982.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and endpaper maps; 479pp. Mild wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; board lower edges bumped; spotting to the text block edges. Price-clipped dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; some spotting to the flaps; spine panel sunned; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. If the American west was a place for heroes, what then was Harry Flashman doing there? Among other things, he was fleeing a murder charge, travelling with a brothel on wheels towards California, tricking the noble redmen while seducing their women, and reaching his moment of supreme ingloriousness and fear - under fire at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
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$60
58889
Fraser, George MacDonald
Flashman at the Charge From The Flashman Papers 1854-1855
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1973.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 286pp. Spotting to preliminaries and, particularly, text block edges, tiny stain to lower edges; else very good in like dustwrapper. Fourth in series.
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$60
64478
Fraser, George MacDonald
Flashman's Lady From the Flashman Papers 1842-1845
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1977.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and endpaper maps; 328pp. Minor wear; text block edges lightly spotted and top edge dusted. Price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and sunned long the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$90
64413
Fraser, George MacDonald
The General Danced at Dawn
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1970.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 205pp. Owner's signature, a little spotting to text block edges, binding a touch rolled; else very good in lightly worn dustwrapper, very slight soiling to tail edge of spine panel, spine a bit sunned. Professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Author's fairly uncommon third book.
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$100
77170
Gass, William H.
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country And Other Stories
Harper and Row Publishers Inc., New York, NY, USA, 1968.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with an upper board decoration and decorated endpapers; 207pp. untrimmed, top edge dyed yellow. Retailer's bookplate on front pastedown; mild toning to text block edges; upper board corners lightly bumped; spine extremities mildly softened. Price-clipped dustwrapper well-rubbed with wear to the spine-panel extremities and flap turns; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$100
47569
Graves, Robert
The English Ballad: A Critical Survey
Ernest Benn, London, 1927.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 139pp. Corners bumped. Diffusely spotted preliminaries. Bound in red cloth, back and front; white label on spine (now browned). Cloth faded on backstrip and mottled on boards. Some foxing to edges, otherwise a very neat clean copy. Published in January 1927.
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$65
47696
Greene, Graham
A Burnt Out Case
Heinemann, London, 1961.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 256pp. Moderate wear; foxing to endpapers, pastedowns, prelims, half-title and title pages with some occasional spotting to page edges throughout; toning and spotting to text block edges; dustwrapper scraped and chipped at spine extremities and corners, foxing to rear panel. Very good Wrapper professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing.
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$35
40896
Greene, Graham
The Comedians
The Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1966.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 313pp., top edges dyed plum. Minor wear. Dustwrapper professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$75
98812
Greene, Graham
The End of the Affair
William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1951.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 237pp. Mild wear; spine extremities sunned and lightly softened; text block edges and pages toned; endpapers embrowned. Dustwrapper torn along the lower hinge; mildly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$90
47492
Greene, Graham
England Made Me
Heinemann, London, 1935.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 314pp. Ex-library. Original red cloth. Frayed at head and tail. Cloth with some stains and marks. Boards bumped at corners. Rear endpaper missing. Penned numbers, deletions, foxing. A fair only copy protected in boxed slipcase.
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$120
45908
Greene, Graham
The Labyrinthine Ways
Viking, New York, 1940.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 301pp. Original yellow cloth. Some browning to pastedowns, text otherwise clean. Protected by clear bookwrap. A very sound clean copy of second issue with pages 165 & 256 cut in to correct mistaken transposition of first issue. Lacking dustwrapper. US edition of The Power and the Glory.
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$200
45907
Greene, Graham
The Labyrinthine Ways
New York, Viking, 1940.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 301pp. Second issue with pages 165 & 256 cut in to correct mistaken transposition of first issue. Without author's note. Original yellow cloth. Dustwrapper has 2 cm section missing at head of spine as well as two other smaller chips at heel. Some browning to pastedowns, text otherwise clean. Dustwrapper protected by archival-quality film and white paper backing. Nice copy. Both issues seem to have been limited to 3,500 copies each. US edition of The Power and the Glory.
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$700
61029
Greene, Graham
Monsignor Quixote
Bodley Head, London, 1982.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; green cloth boards with gilt spine titling; 220pp., top edge dyed green. Minor wear; lightly spotted text block edges, offsetting to endpapers and mildly foxed inner flaps of dustwrapper; minor edge and corner wear to wrapper. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
45906
Greene, Graham
The Name of Action
Doubleday Inc., New York NY, 1931.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and blind-stamped upper board decoration; 312pp., untrimmed, top edges dyed red. Moderate wear; rolled; top joint cracked; spine extremities softened; gilt tarnished; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; previous owner's contemporary name in ink to the verso of the flyleaf. Lacks original dustwrapper; new facsimile dustwrapper now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good. Greene remarks that the sales of the American edition were "disastrous". In any case, only 1,000 copies were printed and the author never allowed it to be issued again.
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$250
98849
Greene, Graham
Our Man in Havana
William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1958.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 273pp. Moderate wear; text block and page edges toned and spotted, and top edge dusted; offset to the preliminaries. Dustwrapper rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$75
44719
Greene, Graham
A Sort of Life
The Bodley Head, London, 1971.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with gilt spine titling; 215pp., top edges dyed green. Mild offsetting to endpapers with toned and spotted text block edges - top edges faded; dustwrapper edges lightly worn with chipping and scraping at corners. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Autobiography.
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$30
206389
Greene, Hugh & Graham (eds.) (Introduction by Graham Greene)
The Spy's Bedside Book
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1957.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles; 256pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and other illustrations likewise. Mild wear; spine extremities softened and somewhat sunned; text block edges lightly toned and spotted; offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; sunned along the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. On its first appearance in 1957, this book provoked a storm of interest, and perhaps unsurprisingly, 100 copies were bought by East German Intelligence. It answers questions such as , How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? and Why should you always put pepper in your Vodka in Russia. This classic anthology includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming, John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Belle Boyd, Major Andre and William Le Queux as well as William Blake and D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars.
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$35
77145
Hawkes, John
The Goose on the Grave & The Owl Two Novels by John Hawkes
New Directions Books/James Laughlin, New York, NY, USA, 1954.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 207pp. Top edge lightly dusted; minor offset to endpapers; text block and page edges very lightly toned. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed along the spine with some minor insect damage to the front panel; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
60715
Hemingway, Ernest
The Dangerous Summer
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1985.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; red boards with gilt spine-titles; 150pp., with 16pp. of black & white plates. Mild wear; browned text block and page edges with some scattered spotting. Illustrated red and yellow dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
14885
Hemingway, Ernest (William White, ed.)
By-Line Selected articles and despatches recording the adventure that was his life and the events from which he fashioned his masterpieces
Collins, London, 1968.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titles on a black label; 479pp. Mild wear; text block edges spotted and top edge lightly dusted; endpapers and preliminaries offset. Price-clipped dustwrapper is spotted and marked, especially along the flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
47501
Huxley, Aldous
Brief Candles
Chatto & Windus, London, 1930.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; red boards with gilt spine titling; 323pp. Top edge dyed red. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and title page with scattered spotting thereafter; spotting to text block edges. Plain card dustwrapper with small missing segments at spine panel extremities and corners; browning, rubbing and a few marks especially along spine panel; wear and chipping to edges. Good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$60
47415
Huxley, Aldous
The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems
B.H. Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1918.
Octavo; paperback, in decorated yapp covers, with upper board and spine titles on labels; 50pp. (+ 2pp. of adverts) on laid paper, untrimmed. Joints tender; mild edgewear and discolouration to wrappers, with a chip to the spine head; hinges worn; previous owner's bookplate ("Hiram S. Gans") to front pastedown; endpapers well browned; text block and page edges toned. Very good. One of a limited edition of only 500 copies, printed on handmade paper. This is Huxley's third book, after "The Burning Wheel" (1916) and "Jonah" (1917), and is the third in Blackwell's "Initiates" series - "A Series of Poetry by Proved Hands". It contains works by Huxley, along with his translations of Rimbaud and Mallarme.
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$75
43156
Huxley, Aldous
Jesting Pilate The Diary of a Journey
Chatto & Windus, London, 1927.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 291pp., untrimmed, with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 13pp. of plates likewise, illustrating scenes in India, Burma, Malaya, the Pacific and America. Mild offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and spotted; boards faded; small split to head of spine; bumping to tail of spine; spine sunned; 2 small dents to lower and upper rear edges. Dustwrapper toned and stained; head of spine and small piece of adjacent front cover missing; tail of spine creased and chipped; front and rear hinges of spine rubbed; large tears to rear upper edge and rear flap hinge; all corners scuffed with tear to upper front and piece missing from upper rear; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Good. "In certain parts of the world [the traveller] will find spirituality run wild; in others a stupid Materialism that would deny the very existence of values. The traveller will observe these various distortions and will create for himself a standard that shall be, as far as possible, free from them - a standard of values that shall be as timeless, as uncontingent on circumstances, as nearly absolute as he can make them. Understanding diversity and allowing for it, he will tolerate, but not without limit. He will distinguish between harmless perversions and those which tend actually to deny or stultify the fundamental values. Towards the first he will be tolerant. There can be no compromise with the second." - Aldous Huxley
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$60
98116
Ishiguro, Kazuo
An Artist of the Floating World
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1986.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 206pp. Mild wear; rolled; toned text block and page edges. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
99856
[Leo Tolstoy] Berlin, Isaiah
The Hedgehog and the Fox An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd., London, 1953.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 86pp. Moderate wear; rolled and boards slightly fanned; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; offset to the endpapers; previous owner's pencilled inscription to the front pastedown; scattered foxing to the preliminaries; some inked marginalia. Dustwrapper rubbed, sunned and edgeworn; previous owner's name in ink to the front flap; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good. "The Hedgehog and the Fox", a title referring to a fragment of the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, was one of Berlin's most popular essays with the general public, reprinted in numerous editions. Of the classification that gives the essay its title, Berlin once said "I never meant it very seriously. I meant it as a kind of enjoyable intellectual game, but it was taken seriously." Berlin expands upon this idea to divide writers and thinkers into two categories: hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea (examples given include Plato), and foxes, who draw on a wide variety of experiences and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea (examples given include William Shakespeare).
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$300
84914
Lessing, Doris
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
Borzoi Books/Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1971.
First edition: octavo; hardcover with gilt spine-titles and upper board decorations, a lower board blind-stamped decoration, and decorative endpapers; 308pp., untrimmed, top edge dyed black. Decorated title page. Very slightly shaken; some rubbing to the boards; previous owner's bookplate (elided) to the front pastedown; previous owner's ink inscription to the first white page; spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$45
43458
[Lord Berners] Berners, Lord
A Distant Prospect A Sequel to First Childhood
Constable Ltd., London, 1945.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 126pp., with a frontispiece and three plates. Minor wear; lightly toned text block edges. Dustwrapper slightly discoloured with edgewear and light chipping; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
69931
Lowry, Malcolm
October Ferry to Gabriola
Jonathan Cape, London, 1971.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 336pp. Owner's name. Toned and spotted text block edges with top edge dyed blue; wear to dustwrapper edges and corners with some chipping. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
49560
Lowry, Malcolm
October Ferry to Gabriola
World Publishing Company, New York NY, 1970.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 338pp. Endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Dustwrapper lightly worn at edges with a little rippling of cellophane layer. Very good to near fine. Lowry's last novel.
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$35
69915
Lowry, Malcolm
Ultramarine
Jonathan Cape, London, 1963.
First edition thus. Hardcover, octavo, 203pp. Owner's name. Toned and spotted text block edges with top edge dyed dark blue; scrapes and wear to dustwrapper edges and corners with some chipping and creasing at spine extremities. Very good and professionally protected in archival film with white paper backing. New and revised edition. The book was first published in 1933.
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$35
43754
Lowry, Malcolm
Under the Volcano
Jonathan Cape, London, 1947.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 395pp. Clean and tidy copy; some shelf wear at tail and edges; spine browned at edges; some offset and spotted text block edges. Very good. Lacks original dustwrapper; now with replacement facsimile dustwrapper.
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$160
83152
McCarthy, Cormac
Cities of the Plain Volume Three The Border Trilogy
Picador, London, 1998.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 291pp. Minor wear; lightly toned text block edges and small triangle on front panel dustwrapper where laminate has been lifted by sticker (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Fine otherwise.
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$50
77213
McCarthy, Cormac
The Gardener's Son A Screenplay
The Ecco Press, Hopewell, 1996.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 93pp. Minor wear. Fine in unclipped dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
90160
McCarthy, Cormac
No Country for Old Men
Picador, London, 2005.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; dark grey boards and endpapers with silver gilt spine titling; 309pp. Minor wear; browned text block edges with a few spots on upper edges; one or two tiny scrapes on rear panel of dustwrapper. Otherwise very good to near fine in unclipped dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
77211
McCarthy, Cormac
No Country for Old Men
Alfred Knopf, New York, 2005.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; black boards with gilt spine titling and untrimmed page edges; 309pp. Very minor wear only; a few faint spots on text block edges. Fine in unclipped dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$80
43571
Mailer, Norman
The Naked and the Dead
Rinehart and Company, New York, 1948.
Second impression (publisher's colophon on copyright page with the number 2 adjacent). Hardcover, octavo, 721pp. Dustwrapper has four newspaper reviews on rear inner fold. Owner's bookplate and name stamp, few faint spots to text block edges and endpapers; else very good to near fine in foxed dustwrapper, few tiny scrapes and wear to edges; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$500
43453
Matthiessen, Peter
At Play in the Fields of The Lord
Random House, New York, 1965.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 373pp. Very slightly worn board edges and corners. Lightly toned text block edges. Slightly scuffed price-clipped dustwrapper, light smudging and discolouration of spine; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Minor wear; else very good.
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$85
98834
Maugham, Somerset
The Razor's Edge
William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1944.
Second impression in year of publication: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles and an upper board decoration; 284pp. Mild wear; mild softening to the spine extremities; light toning to the text block edges with some spots; a small red ink mark to the last page. Dustwrapper is printed on the verso of another wrapper by D.K. Broster entitled "Almond, Wild Almond", due to wartime paper restrictions; lightly rubbed with some scraping along the hinges; light chipping to the spine panel extremities; spine panel lightly sunned; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$180
99039
Miller, Arthur
The Crucible A Play in Four Acts
The Viking Press, New York NY, 1953.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; quarter bound, decorated papered boards with gray spine and red spine titling; 145pp., top edges dyed red. Wear to board edges with tiny tears on board corners, some browning to fore- and upper edges; toned text block and page edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good with protective Mylar sleeve.
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$75
99020
Miller, Henry
The Colossus of Maroussi
Secker & Warburg, London, 1942.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with white spine titling; 234pp. Spine faded; browned text block and page edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Good to very good.
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$65
47506
Miller, Henry
Just Wild About Harry
New Directions, New York NY, 1973.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover; 127pp. Mild wear; light spotting to the text block edges. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$40
46390
Miller, Henry and Fraenkel, Michael
Hamlet: Volume II
Carrefour, New York, 1941.
First edition. Paperback, octavo, 465pp. Slightly rubbed and browned; otherwise sound neat copy in protective clear wrap. Good.
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$80
99014
Mitford, Nancy
Don't Tell Alfred
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with gilt spine titling; 248pp. Offsetting to endpapers; toned and spotted text block edges. Well-rubbed dustwrapper with large round cup stain on rear panel; tiny tears, chipping and wear to edges and corners. Good to very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$50
98953
Mitford, Nancy (illus. Osbert Lancaster)
The Water Beetle
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; red boards with silver gilt spine titling; 144pp., monochrome illustrations on gray stock. Lightly toned and faintly spotted text block edges; a few random scattered spots to early pages. Well-rubbed illustrated dustwrapper with tiny missing segments to head of spine panel and corners. Very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$60
39653
Murdoch, Iris
The Nice and the Good
Chatto & Windus, London, 1968.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 350pp.; top edges dyed brown. Mild wear; fading to text block top edge; some minor glue stains to the endpaper gutters. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; front flap creased; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
203556
Naipaul, V.S.
Guerrillas
Andre Deutsch, London, 1975.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; brown boards with gilt spine titling; 253pp. Toned and spotted text block edges; mild wear to dustwrapper edges and rear panel slightly toned at edges. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$35
88194
Nin, Anais
Henry and June
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, 1986.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; cream papered boards with blue cloth spine and pink gilt spine titling; 274pp. Minor wear; spotting to upper text block edges and remainder mark on lower edges; upper front edge of dustwrapper slightly faded. Near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
69555
O'Brian, Patrick
Clarissa Oakes
HarperCollins, London, 1992.
First edition. Octavo, hardcover, 256pp. Lightly toned and spotted text block edges and a small, solid bump to the middle of the upper board; slightly scuffed dustwrapper with light wear and chipping to edges. Very good.
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$80
96419
O'Brian, Patrick
The Commodore
W.W. Norton, New York NY, 1995.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards, with gilt spine titles; 282pp., untrimmed, with a monochrome frontispiece. Minor wear. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$65
96418
O'Brian, Patrick
The Wine Dark Sea
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London, 1993.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 261pp. Minor wear. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$70
96959
Ondaatje, Michael
The English Patient
Mclelland & Stweart, Toronto, 1992.
First Canadian edition: octavo; hardcover; green boards with gilt spine titles, 301pp. Owner's name. Minor wear; scattered spotting to text block edges. Very good in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$35
82773
Orwell, George
Animal Farm A Fairy Story
Secker & Warburg, London, 1946.
Third printing: octavo; hardcover; 92pp. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened and sunned; boards rubbed with some marks; text block edges toned and spotted; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; lower joint cracked. Price-clipped dustwrapper well-rubbed; sunned along the spine panel; spine extremities and flap-turns chipped; a heavy chip to the spine panel head with some loss of text; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$200
68152
Palinurus
The Unquiet Grave
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1945.
First publication of the revised edition. Hardcover, octavo, 107pp. Owner's name stamped on endpaper. Lightly browned text block edges; tiny segments missing on spine extremities and corners of dustwrapper; light spotting to rear panel. Very good otherwise and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$40
43553
Powell, Anthony
The Acceptance World
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, New York, 1955.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 214pp. Endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Paper boards with cloth spine have slight scuffing to edges and corners. Dustwrapper unclipped and tarnished; some spotting to edges; chipping and creasing to head and tail of spine and edges; rubbed spine and flap hinges; scuffed corners. Good to very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$60
38414
Powell, Anthony
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
Heinemann, London, 1960.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 229pp. Very good in dustwrapper with fading to spine, some edge wear and tiny chipping. Not price-clipped. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Fifth volume in The Music of Time sequence.
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$60
38413
Powell, Anthony
The Kindly Ones
Heinemann, London, 1962.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 254pp. Owner's name on endpaper, moderate wear, dustwrapper with slight fading on spine and shelf wear; otherwise good in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Not price-clipped.
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$45
38412
Powell, Anthony
The Military Philosophers
Heinemann, London, 1968.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 243pp. Owner's name on endpaper; dustwrapper with slight fading on spine and shelf wear; otherwise near fine in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Not price-clipped. Notable copy. Ninth volume in The Music of Time sequence.
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$60
43349
Powell, Anthony
Venusberg & Agents and Patients
Periscope-Holliday, New York, nd.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 328pp. Board edges and corners worn. Text block edges foxed. Price-clipped dustwrapper worn along edges and corners with tarnishing and chipping; small tears on head and tail of spine; professionally protected in archival film with white paper backing. Good.
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$65
46857
Proulx, E. Annie
Accordion Crimes
Scribner/Simon & Schuster Inc. New York NY, 1996.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with bronze spine titles; 381pp. Minor wear; text block top edge dusted. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
14547
Roy, Arundhati
The God of Small Things
Flamingo, London, 1987.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 339pp. Foxing to text block edges. Shelf wear to lower boards. Otherwise very good in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$35
74972
Rushdie, Salman
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Granta Books with Penguin Books Ltd., London, 1990.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; black boards with silver-gilt spine-titling, blue endpapers; 218pp. Mild scattered spotting to text block edges. Blue illustrated dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn, one or two spots. Very good to near fine. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
9674
Rushdie, Salman
The Satanic Verses
Viking/Penguin, Ringwood, Vic., 1988.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 547pp. Spotted text block edges; mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper mildly worn; sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
43017
Sontag, Susan
The Benefactor
Farrar, Straus and Co., New York, 1963.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 273pp. Endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Paper boards with cloth spine; bent head and tail of spine. Price-clipped dustwrapper toned and spotted; chipping and creasing to head and tail of spine and upper and lower edges; 2cm tear to rear upper spine hinge; scuffed corners. Else very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
69924
Stein, Gertrude (edited by Robert Bartlett Haas)
How Writing is Written Volume II of the Previously Uncollected Writings
Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles, 1974.
Limited edition of 750 hardcover copies, octavo, 161pp. Lightly toned and faintly spotted text block edges; cream card dustwrapper foxed especially at edges and spine browned; minor wear to edges. Otherwise very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$85
88691
Thompson, Hunter S
Gonzo Papers, Vol. I: The Great Shark Hunt Strange Tales from a Strange Time
Rolling Stone Press Book, Summit Books, New York, 1979.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; black papered boards with white centre decoration, cloth spine and silver gilt spine titling; 602pp. Minor wear; spotting to text block edges and mild offsetting to endpapers. Dustwrapper slightly toned at edges with mild wear and a few spots. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$100
47403
Traven, B. (Basil Creighton, trans.)
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Chatto & Windus, London, 1934.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 295pp., top edges dyed brown. Ex-library: joints professionally repaired; boards slightly rubbed; library marks on spine; library stamps on page 1 and 295; free endpapers missing; toned on the text block edges and some internal foxing. Lacks original dustwrapper; now with replacement facsimile dustwrapper. A fair copy only of a scarce title.
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$200
48582
Updike, John
Assorted Prose
Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1965.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; yellow cloth boards with gilt upper board and spine titling; 326pp., top edges dyed brown. Moderate wear; spotting to boards and front board bowed; spotting to text block edges and one or two spots otherwise. Very good in like dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$75
200347
Vidal, Gore
The Judgment of Paris A Novel
William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1953.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 354pp. Mild wear; somewhat shaken; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned with some spotting; light offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; previous owner's name in ink to the first blank page and the half-title page. Price-clipped dustwrapper is well rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$75
7914
Vidal, Gore
Palimpsest: A Memoir
Andre Deutsch, London, 1995.
First UK edition. Octavo hardcover; illustrated boards with black spine titling; 435pp., b&w plates and illustrations, untrimmed page edges. Binding very slightly cocked; wear to board edges and corners; one or two faint scattered spots on text block. Glassine dustwrapper with wear to edges, chipping at corners. Very good.
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$30
205361
Waugh, Evelyn
Decline and Fall An Illustrated Novelette
Chapman & Hall Ltd., London, 1928.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, marbled boards with gilt spine titles; 288pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and four plates likewise. Moderate wear; re-backed with new endpapers; slightly rolled; boards rubbed and corners bumped; a light stain along the fore-edge of the upper board; text block edges toned with some light spotting; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; a mild coffee stain to the first blank page and another to the top edges of the last few pages; top corners of the last two pages torn off (no loss of text). Lacks dustwrapper, but now supplied with a new specially-made slipcase. Very good. Includes the characters 'Martin Gaythorn-Brodie' and 'Kevin Saunderson' who were re-named in all subsequent issues - these portraits of Eddie Gaythorn-Hardie and Gavin Henderson being a little too easy to identify.
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$500
68067
Waugh, Evelyn
Officers and Gentlemen
Chapman & Hall, London, 1955.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with gilt spine titling, top edge dyed blue; 335pp. Owner's initials. Minor wear; mild offsetting to endpapers with some scattered spotting thereafter; browned text block edges with some spotting. Illustrated blue dustwrapper with foxed rear panel, tiny missing segments at spine panel extremities and corners and tear on lower front corner; creasing on lower front panel. Very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$80
West, Nathaniel
The Day of the Locust
Grey Walls Press, London, 1951.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; dark blue boards with gilt spine titling; 207pp. Minor wear; boards slightly scuffed and corners bumped; binding slightly rolled; offsetting to endpapers; lightly browned text block edges. Blue card dustwrapper with red decorative element in the centre; browned spine and edges and mild wear and chipping to edges. Good to very good and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
$70
68071
[William Butler Yeats] Yeats, William Butler
Synge and the Ireland of his Time with a Note Concerning a Walk through Connemarra with Him by Jack Butler Yeats
T.M.MacGlinchey for the Irish University Press, Shannon Co. Clare Ireland, 1970.
Octavo; hardcover; 43pp. Minor wear; sticker ghost to front pastedown. Near fine. Facsimile of the 1911 Cuala Press edition.
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$60
81380
Williams, Tennessee
The Glass Menagerie A Play in Two Acts
John Lehmann, London, 1948.
First UK edition. Octavo; hardcover; blue cloth boards with black spine title label and gilt lettering; 95pp.; black and red titling and decoration on title page. Inscription. Lightly frayed spine extremities and board corners; browned endpapers; foxing to preliminaries, title page and browned and spotted text block edges. Red illustrated dustwrapper with tiny missing segments at spine extremities and corners, rubbed rear panel. Now protected in archival film with white paper backing. Good to very good.
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$60
66133
Williams, William Carlos
The Build-Up
Random House, New York, 1952.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 335pp. Owner's name. Lightly toned and spotted text block edges with faded top edge dyed blue. Spotted beige card dustwrapper with browned spine and missing segments on head of spine and corners, some chipping, small tears and a few scrapes. Now protected in archival film with white paper backing. Very good.
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$45
71962
Williamson, Henry
The Golden Virgin
MacDonald, London, 1957.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 448pp. Owner's name. Tape marks and spots on endpapers; scattered spotting on preliminaries and title page with browned and spotted text block edges; bright dustwrapper with rubbing to rear panel and wear and chipping to edges. Very good otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. A novel in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight sequence.
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$70
71964
Williamson, Henry
The Innocent Moon
MacDonald, London, 1961.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 415pp. Owner's name. Upper endpaper corner clipped and small bookseller's stamp on pastedown; foxing to endpaper and a few random spots on preliminaries and title page; browned and spotted text block edges; bright dustwrapper with rubbing to rear panel and light foxing; slight wear to edges. Very good otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. A novel in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight sequence.
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$80
71963
Williamson, Henry
Lucifer Before Sunrise
MacDonald, London, 1967.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 515pp. Upper endpaper corner clipped and small bookseller's stamp on pastedown; browned and spotted text block edges; dustwrapper with rubbing to rear panel and browned edges; slight wear and chipping to edges. Very good otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. A novel in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight sequence.
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$65
46854
Woolf, Virginia (Introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska, ed.)
The Pargiters The Novel-Essay Portion of "The Years"
The Hogarth Press, London, 1978.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 167pp. Mild wear; spine extremities softened; text block edges lightly spotted; very faint offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. There were 2,500 copies issued in January 1978.
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$65
46855
Woolf, Virginia (Mary Lyon, ed.)
Books and Portraits Some Further Selections from the Literary and Biographical Writings of Virginia Woolf
The Hogarth Press, London, 1977.
First edition thus: hardcover, octavo; pale coral rexine boards, pictorial dustwrapper printed in mustard yellow and black, designed by Angelica Garnett; 221pp. Minor wear; text block edges spotted; two small spots on dustwrapper front. Otherwise near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40