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MILLER, Henry

Plexus

Paris: Olympia Press 1953

2 vols. 8vos, pp. 342 and 348. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First English-language edition, preceded only by the French translation published by Corrêa a year before in an edition of just ... [more]

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£200.00

2593

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Performing Flea

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1953

8vo, pp. 224. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine, facsimile signature in gilt to front panel. Photographic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£85.00

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FREUD, Esther

Peerless Flats

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1993

8vo, pp. 218. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition of the author's second novel.

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£25.00

2501

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MORTIMER, John

Paradise Postponed

London: Viking, 1985

8vo, pp. 374. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ACTOR LEO... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

2294

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[contrib. AUDEN, W.H.]

Oxford And The Groups

Oxford: Blackwell, 1934

8vo, pp. 208. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

An early Auden appearance: his essay The... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£35.00

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GALSWORTHY, John

Over The River

London: Heinemann, 1933

8vo, pp. 322. Original three-quarter green boards, lettered in gilt to vellum spine. Publisher's device in gilt to front panel. Top edge gilt, leading ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00

2595

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Over Seventy

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957

8vo, pp. 190. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine, facsimile signature in gilt to front panel. Top edge red. Photographic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£50.00

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CAREY, Peter

Oscar And Lucinda

London: Faber, 1988

8vo, pp. 512. Original blue boards, lettered in white on spine.

First UK edition. Winner of the Booker Prize, and filmed by Gillian Armstrong... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

2275

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AMIS, Kingsley

One Fat Englishman

London: Gollancz, 1963

8vo, pp. 192. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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£65.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

On This Island

New York: Random House, 1937

8vo, pp. 68. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine.

First US edition. The contemporary ownership signature... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

2345

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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

On The Frontier

New York: Random House, 1939

8vo, pp. 121. Original ecru boards with black stripe, lettered in red to front panel and spine.

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£95.00

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CHATWIN, Bruce

On The Black Hill

London: Cape, 1982

8vo, pp. 249. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Chatwin's third book, and his first novel.

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£75.00

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DOYLE, Roddy

Oh, Play That Thing

London: Jonathan Cape, 2004

8vo, pp.376. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on the spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£35.00

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DURRELL, Lawrence

Nunquam

London: Faber, 1970

8vo, pp. 283. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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£50.00

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MILNE, A.A.

Now We Are Six

London: Methuen, 1927

8vo, pp. 104. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt to spine and with E.H. Shepard designs in gilt to front and rear panels. Pink endpapers with... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

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STEINBECK, John

Nothing So Monstrous

New York: Pynson Printers, 1936

8vo, pp. 31. Original marbled boards, lettered in black on tan cloth spine. Glassine jacket. Unopened.

First separate edition. One... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£950.00

3215

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SPARK, Muriel

Not To Disturb

London: Observer Books, 1971

8vo, pp. 159. Original yellow three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to tan spine, illustration in gilt to front panel. Yellow endpapers, silk... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£125.00

2336

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AUDEN, W.H., and TAYLOR Paul B.

Norse Poems

London: Athlone Press, 1981

8vo, pp. 256. Original claret boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

A fine, unread copy.

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£25.00


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