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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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COLEMAN, Lonnie

Ship's Company

Boston: Little, Brown, 1955

8vo, pp. 229. Original grey boards, lettered in green on spine.

First edition.
A compendium of vignettes of wartime life aboard the U.S.S. Nellie Crocker, including one about the... [more]

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BOURJAILY, Vance

The Hound of Earth

New York: Scribner's, 1955

8vo, pp. 250. Original black boards, lettered in black and yellow on spine.

First edition.
Bourjaily's second novel, about an atomic scientist haunted by post-Hiroshima guilt. Some... [more]

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GREEN, Julian

The Transgressor

New York: Pantheon, 1957

8vo, pp. 222. Original white hessian boards, initialled in brown, black spine lettered in gilt.

First edition in English, first published as Le Malfaiteur in Paris the previous... [more]

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BURNS, John Horne

The Gallery

New York: Harper & Bros., 1947

8vo, pp. 342. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
The author's first novel is barely a novel at all, more a loosely-connected series of short,... [more]

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WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 240. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition of the author's first book, in a striking dustjacket designed by Roy Sanford.
Slide 49

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OTIS, Harry

The Keval, And Other Gay Adventures

Los Angeles: One Incorporated, 1959

8vo, pp. 106. Original stiff card wrappers.

First edition.
Young 2953

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BARR, James [pseud. FUGATE, James]

Quatrefoil

New York: Greenberg, 1950

8vo, pp. 373. Original black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition of the author's first book, inscribed by Barr to Richard Yates on the front free... [more]

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CENDRARS, Blaise

Confessions of Dan Yack

London: Peter Owen, 1990

8vo, pp. 120. Original tan boards, lettered in black on spine.

First English-language edition, originally published in French by Au Sans Pareil in 1929.
A fine copy.

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McINTOSH, Harlan Cozad

This Finer Shadow

New York: Dial Press, 1941

8vo, pp. 408. Original blue-green boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine.

First edition.
This Finer Shadow was rejected by every publisher it was sent to during... [more]

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EDMUNDS, Murrell

Sojourn Among Shadows

Idaho: Caxton, 1936

8vo, pp. 144. Original grey boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition.
Murrell Edmunds (1898-1981) was from a distinguished Southern family, and abandoned a legal... [more]

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[ARAGON, Louis] ANONYMOUS

Irène

Paris: Chez L'Auteur [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952

8vo, pp. 108. Variant binding: blue stiff paper wrappers, white title label on front panel. Fifth (blank) leaf missing, as in all copies. French text.

Second... [more]

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CAREY, Peter

Illywhacker

London: Faber, 1985

8vo, pp. 600. Original red boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.
Carey's second novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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BURNS, John Horne

A Cry Of Children

New York: Harper & Bros., 1952

8vo, pp. 276. Original grey and blue three-quarter cloth, lettered in white on spine.

First edition.
Published a year before Burns' death in Florence of a cerebral haemorrhage,... [more]

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DeLILLO, Don

The Body Artist

London: Picador, 2001

8vo, pp. 124. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition.
Review copy: London Review of Books slip laid in.

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STONE, Grace Zaring

The Grotto

New York: Harper Bros., 1951

8vo, pp. 249. Original pale blue textured boards and black spine, lettered in gilt at spine.

First edition.
'Grace Zaring Stone is the first novelist who has dared to write frankly ... [more]

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ADDONIA, Sulaiman

The Consequences Of Love

London: Chatto & Windus, 2008

8vo, pp. 346. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'David, What can I say.... Thank you for your wonderful support. Best Wishes,... [more]

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ARCHER, Jeffrey

A Quiver Full Of Arrows

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1980

8vo, pp. 190. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
First collection of short stories from one of Britain's leading perjurors.


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WILNER, Herbert

All The Little Heroes

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966

8vo, pp. 487. Original pink and blue cloth, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO KAY BOYLE : 'For Kay, In all respect and reverence, and in love... [more]

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[ed. JOLAS, Eugene]

Transition No. 22

The Hague: Servire Press: February 1933

8vo, pp. 179. Original outsize printed paper wrappers,inevitably worn at edges.

First edition.
With contributions from Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Eugene Jolas and Stuart ... [more]

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