Modern First Editions


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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.
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£55.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Intrusion Of Jimmy

New York: W.J. Watt, 1910

8vo, pp. 314. Original green illustrated boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine. Tissue guard to frontispiece.

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

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£495.00

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Hundred Days

London: Harper Collins, 1998

8vo, pp. 281. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of the nineteenth book in the... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£60.00

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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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£75.00

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GREENE, Graham

The Honorary Consul

London: Bodley Head, 1973

8vo, pp. 335. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

A very nice copy.

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£95.00

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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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£40.00

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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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