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2283

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AUDEN, W.H.

US

San Antonio: United States Department of Commerce/U.S. Expositions Staff, 1968

3 pp. typed and mimeographed leaflet, stapled at top left corner, the first page on headed... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

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PARKIN, Molly

Up Tight

London: Blond & Briggs, 1975

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

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'Oct '75. For darling John and ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£50.00

2570

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1939

8vo, pp. 292. Original blue boards, lettered in blue-on-brown to spine. Leading edge uncut. illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, published on 25 August 1939; the UK edition appeared one week later. Serialised in Saturday Evening Post in April/May of that year.

'Uncle Fred was an afterthought, a late-1930s addition to Wodehouse's world, an irrepressible bounder of sixty-something whom Wodehouse saw as 'a sort of elderly Psmith'. ... [He] would be one of Wodehouse's most enduring heroes, later starring in Uncle Dynamite (1948), Cocktail Time (1958), and Service With A Smile (1962). But in Uncle Fred in the Springtime, he gets his name in the title, a sure indication of Wodehouse's delight in his company.'

A very nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper.

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£495.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Dynamite

New York: Didier, 1948

8vo, pp. 312. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine, facsimile signature in silver to front panel.

First US edition, published five weeks after its UK counterpart. The second Uncle Fred novel.

Uncle Dynamite was the first book Wodehouse had published in the United States following his split from Doubleday:

'He blamed the move on 'the Doubleday organisation', which, he felt, was a 'huge factory' that did not care about his books. ... In England, Uncle Dynamite sold as well as Spring Fever, but in America, despite Didier's efforts, sales were not enhanced...' (McCrum)

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£400.00

3636

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[JOYCE, James] ed. ROTH, Samuel

Two Worlds

New York: At the Sign of the Mocki-Grisball, 1925-6

Small 4tos, lettered in red and black to front panels and spines. Original black slipcases.

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£150.00

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DURRELL, Lawrence

Tunc

London: Faber, 1968

8vo, pp. 316. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Book Society wraparound band not present. A fairly common... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£50.00

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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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£75.00

3494

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LEE, Harper

To Kill A Mockingbird

London: Heinemann, 1960

8vo, pp. 296. Original burgundy boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of the author to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

2424

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GRAVES, Robert

To Juan At The Winter Solstice

N.p. Privately Printed, 1944

178 x 131mm, pp. 4. Single sheet, folded once.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY GRAVES ON THE FRONT LEAF: 'Honor with love from Robert. New ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£3,500.00

3522

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FLEMING, Ian

Thunderball

London: Cape, 1961

8vo, pp. 254. Original black boards, skeletal hand blindstamped on front panel, lettered in gilt on spine. Lacking the dustwrapper.

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£60.00

2305

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AUDEN, W.H.

Three Songs For St. Cecilia's Day

New York: Privately printed, 1942

Small 8vo, unpaginated. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel. Stitched binding.

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£150.00

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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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£175.00

2646

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Their Mutual Child

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919

8vo, pp. 284. Original blue boards, lettered in white to front panel and spine.

First edition.

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£600.00

3281

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Yellow Admiral

London: Harper Collins, 1997

8vo, pp. 262. Original vermillion boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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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

2222

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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.

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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.

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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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