Modern First Editions


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McGRATH, Pat

The Green Leaves Of Nottingham

London: W.H. Allen, 1970

8vo, pp. 172. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, written when he was fourteen years old and published a year later. With a foreword by Alan Sillitoe, and a marvellously evocative photograph of the author on the rear panel.


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LESSING, Doris

The Good Terrorist

London: Cape, 1985

8vo, pp. 370. Original black boards lettered in gold on spine.

First edition, lacking the rare wraparound band.

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£35.00

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SETH, Vikram

The Golden Gate

London: Faber, 1986

8vo, pp. 307. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, a novel written entirely in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£100.00

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ROY, Arundhati

The God Of Small Things

London: Flamingo, 1997

8vo., pp. 340. Original purple boards, lettered in silver on spine. Dustwrapper.

First UK edition of the author's first book, and winner of the Booker Prize.

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£75.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Gobble Poem

London: Fuck Books Unlimited, 1967

Small 4to, pp. 6. Lilac stapled stiff paper wrappers.

Stated 'First English Printing', but actually the second UK edition, first ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00

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SPARK, Muriel

The Go-Away Bird

London: Macmillan, 1958

8vo, pp. 215. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Spark's first collection of short stories, and a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

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THOMPSON, Jim

The Getaway

New York: Signet, 1958

8vo, pp. 127. Original illustrated wrappers. Spine weakened at pp. 46-7.

First edition.
Thompson's ultra-hardboiled thriller was the... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00

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DICK, Philip K.

The Game-Players Of Titan

New York: Ace, 1963

8vo, pp. 191. Original illustrated paper wrappers.

First edition. A paperback original.
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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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£350.00

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HUGHES, Richard

The Fox In The Attic

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo., pp. 352. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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£25.00

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FORSYTH, Frederick

The Fourth Protocol

London: Hutchinson, 1984

8vo, pp. 448. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.


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THOMAS, D. M.

The Flute-Player

London: Gollancz, 1979

8vo, pp. 192. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first novel.
Initially acclaimed as ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

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SASSOON, Siegfried

The Flower-Show Match And Other Pieces

London: Faber, 1941

8vo, pp. 157. Original green boards, lettered in red on front panel and spine.

First edition.
A small volume of memoirs culled from earlier work.

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£40.00

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ONDAATJE, Michael

The English Patient

London: Bloomsbury, 1992

8vo, pp. 302. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic author's portrait to rear flap. Blue endpapers,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£495.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Enchafed Flood

London: Faber, 1951

8vo, pp. 126. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, its US counterpart having appeared nine months earlier.

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£75.00

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BENCHLEY, Robert

The Early Worm

New York: Henry Holt, 1927

8vo, pp. 263. Original green boards, lettered in yellow to front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'To Dicky, for ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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DIBDIN, Michael

The Dying of the Light

London: Faber and Faber 1993

8vo, pp.151. Orignal black boards, lettered in white to spine.... [more]

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£35.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Dyer's Hand

London: Faber, 1963

8vo, pp. 527. Original blue-green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, preceded by the US edition which appeared three months... [please click on the image or book title for more details]



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