Modern First Editions


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WAUGH, Evelyn

A Tourist In Africa

London: Chapman and Hall: 1960

8vo, pp. 167. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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NORTON, Mary

The Borrowers Afloat

London: J.M. Dent, 1959

8vo, pp. 176. 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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[trans. AUDEN, W.H. and TAYLOR, Paul B.]

Völuspá

Iowa City: Windhover Press, 1968

8vo, unpaginated. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt and with publisher's device reminiscent of Thor's hammer stamped in blind to front... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2352

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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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2349

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SMITH, Tom Rob

Child 44

London: Simon & Schuster, 2008

8vo, pp. 473. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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

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2342

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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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AUDEN, W.H.

Collected Longer Poems

London: Faber, 1968

8vo, pp. 356. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

A lovely copy.

Bloomfield and Mendelson... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Shield Of Achilles

London: Faber, 1955

8vo, pp. 80. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition published earlier the same... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2295

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AUDEN, W.H.

Secondary Worlds

London: Faber, 1968

8vo, pp. 144. Original pink boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

The first series of Eliot lectures, four in all, first ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2278

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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