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2343

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AUDEN, W.H.

Collected Longer Poems

New York: Random House, 1969

8vo, pp. 356. Original green three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine, gilt 'A' to front panel, publisher's device in red to spine. Top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2351

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GREENE, Graham

A Sort Of Life

London: Bodley Head, 1971

8vo, pp. 216. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, second issue, with 'J.M. Barrie' to p. 177.

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AUDEN, W.H.

City Without Walls

New York: Random House, 1969

8vo, pp. 124. Original tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine, author's initials embossed to front panel. Top edge black, leading... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[ed. PLATH, Sylvia]

American Poetry Now

N.p. [Hull]: Oxford University Press, N.d. [1961]

8vo, pp. 24. Original stapled stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, issued as the Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement Number 2.

Introduction, acknowledgements and selection by Plath. Contributors include Anne Sexton, Denise Levertov and Adrienne Rich.

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PLATH, Sylvia

Poetry 1960 An Appetiser

Hull: Critical Quarterly, N.d. [1960]

8vo, pp. 24. Original printed paper wrappers.

First edition. SYLVIA PLATH'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN BOOK FORM.

This pamphlet, an anthology of '50s writers, new poems by established poets and prize poems, trumpets on the front wrapper the inclusion of work from, among others, Kingsley Amis, Ted Hughes, Thom Gunn, John Wain and Philip Larkin. Sylvia Plath's poem, Medallion, is on p. 20, and had won a Critical Quarterly prize in 1959.

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RAVEN, Simon

The Sabre Squadron

London: Anthony Blond, 1966

8vo, pp. 239. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

First edition.

The third novel in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3134

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BANKS, Iain

A Song Of Stone

London: Abacus, 1995

8vo, pp. 280. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Black endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

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CHATWIN, Bruce

Utz

London: Cape, 1988

8vo, pp.154. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Author's photographic portrait to rear panel.

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SPARK, Muriel

The Only Problem

London: Bodley Head, 1984

8vo, pp. 189. Original biscuit boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First trade edition, preceded by a signed... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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TREVOR, William

The Children Of Dynmouth

London: Bodley Head, 1976

8vo., pp. 222. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. Booker shortlisted, and winner of the Whitbread Prize.

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BROWN, George Mackay

Magnus

London: Hogarth Press, 1973

8vo, pp. 206. Original red boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First edition of Brown's second novel, the basis for Peter Maxwell Davies' one-act opera The Martyrdom of Saint... [more]

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DUNNING, John

The Bookman's Wake

New York : Scribner, 1995

8vo, pp. 351. Original tan and maroon quarter boards, lettered in red and tan-on-red on spine.

First edition. The second of Dunning's biblio-mysteries featuring the bookloving detective... [more]

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LLEWELLYN, Alun

Jubilee John

London: Arthur Barker, 1939

8vo, pp. 290. Original black boards, lettered in white on spine.

First edition.
Satirical romp through pre-war London nightlife. An unknown title by a forgotten author, in lovely... [more]

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BAILY, F. E.

Keep On Dancing

London: Odhams Press, N.d. [1938]

8vo, pp. 251. Original red boards, lettered in black on spine.

First edition.
A beautiful copy.

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ARCHER, Jeffrey

A Quiver Full Of Arrows

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1980

8vo, pp. 190. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
First collection of short stories from one of Britain's leading perjurors.


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YATES, Dornford

B-Berry And I Look Back

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1958

8vo, pp. 285. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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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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GOLDING, William

The Scorpion God

London: Faber, 1971

8vo, pp. 178. Original pale yellow boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. Three short novels: The Scorpion God; Clonk... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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