Modern First Editions


2649

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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

2682

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Mulliner Nights

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1933

8vo, pp. 312. Original orange boards, lettered in black and orange-on-black to front panel and spine. Top edge red, leading edge uncut.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

3048

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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

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GUDAITIS, Anthony

A Young Man About To Commit Suicide

New York: William Faro, 1932

8vo, pp. 224. Original hessian boards, spine label lettered in red. Paper on rear pastedown a little split at spine.

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£450.00

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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
No. 1 in the Villa Seurat series, established by Henry Miller and Laurence and Nancy Durrell as an imprint of the Obelisk... [more]

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£475.00

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

2610

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Summer Moonshine

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 322. Original orange boards, lettered in orange-on-green to spine. Leading edge uncut. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, preceding the UK edition by four months.

Serialised in the Saturday Evening Post before publication in book form -- for which Wodehouse was paid $40,000.

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£495.00

2607

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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.

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£495.00

3046

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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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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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2267

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AUDEN, W.H.

Culture And Leisure

Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America/Unesco, 1966

4to, 12 mimeographed pp., secured with staple to top left.

First edition.

A philosophical... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

3282

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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.

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£500.00

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

2608

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Indiscretions of Archie

London: Herbert Jenkins, N.d. [1921]

8vo, pp. 320. Original pale blue boards, lettered in dark blue to front panel and spine, publisher's device bland-stamped to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£550.00

2611

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Summer Moonshine

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1938

8vo, pp. 312. 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original red boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Top edge red.Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£600.00

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

3122

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KITCHIN, C.H.B.

The Secret River

London: Secker & Warburg, 1956

8vo, pp. 359. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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£600.00

3224

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SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

Mount Music

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1919

8vo, pp. 309. Original green boards, lettered in black to front panel and gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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

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£650.00


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