Modern First Editions


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WHITE, Patrick

Riders In The Chariot

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1961

8vo, pp. 552. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition.

Both the US and UK editions of this... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GORDIMER, Nadine

Six Feet Of The Country

London: Gollancz, 1956

8vo, pp. 223. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition of Gordimer's second collection of short stories, after Face To Face [1949].

A very nice example of the author's scarce fourth book.

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MISTRY, Rohinton

Such A Long Journey

London: Faber, 1991

8vo, pp. 339. Original blue boards, lettered in white on spine.

First edition of the author's first novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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FREUD, Esther

Hideous Kinky

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992

8vo, pp. 186. Original black boards, lettered in solver on spine.

First edition of the author's first novel, filmed with Kate Winslet ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HIGGINS, Jack

Storm Warning

London: Collins, 1976

8vo, pp. 277. Original grey boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.
WWII thriller from the author of The Eagle Has... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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CHATWIN, Bruce

On The Black Hill

London: Cape, 1982

8vo, pp. 249. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Chatwin's third book, and his first novel.

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VERCEL, Roger

Tides Of Mont St. Michel

New York: Random House, 1938

8vo, pp. 305. Original grey boards, lettered in black-on-red on spine. Top edge stained mauve.

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

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LEONARD, Elmore

Get Shorty

New York: Delacorte Press, 1990

8vo, pp. 292. Original black and white boards, lettered in green on spine.

First edition of perhaps the author's most famous book,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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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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[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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GREEN, Julian

The Transgressor

New York: Pantheon, 1957

8vo, pp. 222. Original white hessian boards, initialled in brown, black spine lettered in gilt.

First edition in English, first published as Le Malfaiteur in Paris the previous... [more]

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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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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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SIMMONDS, Posy

Gemma Bovery

London: Cape, 1999

Tall 8vo, pp. 106. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE.

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NORTON, Mary

The Borrowers Aloft

London: J.M. Dent, 1951

8vo, pp. 154. Original blue boards, lettered in red to spine. Line drawing in red to front panel. Illustrated endpapers and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Wine Dark Sea

London: Harper Collins, 1993

8vo, pp. 261. Original purple boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Instalment number 16 in O'Brian's 20-volume ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GREENE, Graham

In Search Of A Character

London: Bodley Head,

8vo, pp. 123. Original grey three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to red spine. Illustrated endpapers.

First edition.

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

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AUDEN, W.H.

Look, Stranger!

London: Faber, 1936

8vo, pp. 68. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Auden was less than impressed by Faber's choice of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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