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[Olympia Press] O'CONNOR, Philip

Steiner's Tour

Paris: Olympia Press, 1960

8vo, pp. 170. Original green stiff paper wrappers. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First edition.
Extracts from the book appeared in the Olympia Press publication Evergreen Review,... [more]


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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
No. 1 in the Villa Seurat series, established by Henry Miller and Laurence and Nancy Durrell as an imprint of the Obelisk... [more]

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HARRIS, Joel Chandler

Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings,

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881

8vo, pp. 231, 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original green cloth illustrated in black and gold.

First edition, first issue, with no mention of this book in the... [more]


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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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GEE, Maggie

My Driver

London: Telegram, 2009

8vo, pp. 321. Original black boards, lettered in black on a gold spine. In the dustwrapper.

First edition.
Longlisted for the 2010 Costa Book Awards.

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McMILLAN, Terry

Waiting To Exhale

London: Doubleday, 1992

8vo, pp. 366. Original blue boards, lettered in gold on spine. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First U.K. edition.

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WINTERSON, Jeanette

Sexing The Cherry

London: Bloomsbury, 1989

8vo, pp. 167. Original blue boards, lettered in gold on spine and front panel. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First edition.

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BOYLE, Kay

Year Before Last

New York : Greenburg, 1932

8vo, pp. 373. Original red boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First edition.
Boyle's second novel, dedicated to the poet Emanuel Carnevali,... [more]

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SHAW, Irwin

Evening In Byzantium

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1973

8vo, pp. 312. Original pale blue boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First U.K. edition. Novel set at the Cannes Film Festival.

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PRITCHETT, V. S.

Books In General

London: Chatto & Windus, 1953

8vo, pp. 258. Original blue boards, lettered in green on spine.

First edition.
Essays on Gide, Gissing, W.W.Jacobs, Dickens, Stendhal and many others.

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YATES, Dornford

Cost Price

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1949

8vo, pp. 286. Original black boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First edition. One of the Chandos books, written in the characteristic Yates style -- a style once described by Alan... [more]

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YATES, Dornford

Wife Apparent

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1956

8vo, pp. 316. Original black boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First edition.
Originally entitled Lady In Waiting, the title was changed after printing when it was... [more]

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YATES, Dornford

Red In The Morning

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1946

8vo, pp. 255. Original tan boards, a little cocked, printed in black on spine.

First edition.

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DUNNING, John

The Bookman's Wake

New York : Scribner, 1995

8vo, pp. 351. Original tan and maroon quarter boards, lettered in red and tan-on-red on spine.

First edition. The second of Dunning's biblio-mysteries featuring the bookloving detective... [more]

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PULLMAN, Philip

The Amber Spyglass

London: Scholastic, 2000

8vo, pp. 550. Original black boards, lettered in gold on front panel and spine.

First edition.
The third book in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

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YATES, Dornford

Lower Than Vermin

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1950

8vo, pp. 325. Original black boards, lettered in blue on spine.

First edition.

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LLEWELLYN, Alun

Jubilee John

London: Arthur Barker, 1939

8vo, pp. 290. Original black boards, lettered in white on spine.

First edition.
Satirical romp through pre-war London nightlife. An unknown title by a forgotten author, in lovely... [more]

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BAILY, F. E.

Keep On Dancing

London: Odhams Press, N.d. [1938]

8vo, pp. 251. Original red boards, lettered in black on spine.

First edition.
A beautiful copy.

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SELF, Will

Sore Sites

London: Ellipsis: 2000

12mo, pp. 237. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition of this collection of essays which first appeared in the magazine Building Design.

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TEARNE, Roma

Brixton Beach

London: Harper, 2009

8vo, pp. 408. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Longlisted for the 2010 Costa Book Awards.

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