Modern First Editions


2793

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HILL, Susan

The Woman In Black

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983

8vo, pp. 160. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of what has now become better known in its second incarnation. The stage adaptation of The Woman In Black is a West End phenomenon, and has been running in London since 1989. Like the book, it is genuinely creepy.

Scarce, and getting scarcer.

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£250.00

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LARKIN, Philip

The Whitsun Weddings

London: Faber, 1964

8vo, pp. 46. Original deep red cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrapper.

First edition. Published in February 1964 in an edition of ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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CRANE, Clarkson

The Western Shore

New York: Harcourt, Brace 1925

8vo, pp. 303. Original black boards, lettered in brown on front panel and spine.

First edition.
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STUART, Alexander

The War Zone

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989

8vo, pp. 207. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Filmed in 1999 with Ray Winstone, directed by... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£40.00

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[pseud. CONNOLLY, Cyril] PALINURUS

The Unquiet Grave

London: Horizon, 1944

8vo., pp. 107. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, no. 419 of 1000 copies.

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£100.00

2279

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WHITE, Patrick

The Twyborn Affair

London: Cape, 1979

8vo, pp. 432. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Top edge brown.

First edition.

The Twyborn Affair was... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£60.00

1310

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De BERNIERES, Louis

The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

London: Secker & Warburg, 1992

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

First edition.

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£175.00

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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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£75.00

3407

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TENNANT, Emma

The Time Of The Crack

London: Cape, 1973

8vo, pp. 142. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of Tennant's second book, and the first... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£20.00

2437

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Thirteen Gun Salute

London: Collins, 1989

8vo, pp. 319. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Instalment no. 13 in what became O'Brian's 20-volume ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Surgeon's Mate

London: Collins, 1980

8vo, pp. 315. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to both panels and spine.

Proof copy of the seventh book in the... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

3110

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SHAW, Robert

The Sun Doctor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo, pp. 275. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. C. DAY LEWIS' COPY, WITH HIS ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£275.00

2529

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MORTIMER, John

The Summer Of A Dormouse

London: Viking, 2000

8vo, pp. 213. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, later impression (incomplete number... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

2322

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[trans. AUDEN, W.H.] GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang Von

The Sorrows Of Young Werther and Novella

New York: Random House, 1971

8vo, pp. 201. Original ecru boards, lettered in silver to front panel and gilt to spine. Top edge orange, leading and lower edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

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DUNNING, John

The Sign Of The Book

New York: Scribner, 2005

8vo, pp. 353. Original red and yellow three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on red at spine.

First edition, first printing, with complete ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£35.00

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PROULX, E. Annie

The Shipping News

New York: Scribner's, 1993

8vo, pp. 364. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

Uncorrected advance proof copy, SIGNED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

2328

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Shield Of Achilles

New York: Random House, 1955

8vo, pp. 84. Original three-quarter black boards, lettered in grey to spine.

First edition, preceding the first UK edition published... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

2326

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Shield Of Achilles

London: Faber, 1955

8vo, pp. 80. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition published earlier the same... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00


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