Modern First Editions


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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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2431

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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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2399

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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.

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

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2331

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AUDEN, W.H.

Look, Stranger!

London: Faber, 1936

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

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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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2324

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AUDEN, W.H.

About The House

London: Faber, 1966

8vo, pp. 94. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Errata slip.

First UK edition, preceded by the US edition which appeared six... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2323

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[trans. AUDEN, W.H., and KALLMAN, Chester]

The Magic Flute

New York: Random House, 1957

8vo, pp. 108. Original three-quarter pink and grey striped boards, lettered in mauve, blue, orange and silver to spine. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2318

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[BETJEMAN, John]

A Garland For The Laureate

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Celandine Press, 1981

Small 4to, unpaginated. Original marbled wrappers, title label lettered in red to front panel.

First edition. No. 166 of ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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WHITE, Patrick

The Cockatoos

London: Cape, 1974

8vo, pp. 307. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Top edge blue.

First edition.

A collection of six novellas and short... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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AMIS, Kingsley

One Fat Englishman

London: Gollancz, 1963

8vo, pp. 192. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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MANTEL, Hilary

An Experiment In Love

London: Viking, 1995

8vo, pp. 250. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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BYROM, James

The Olive Mill

London: Heinemann, 1966

8vo, pp. 284. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE NOVELIST AND CRITIC DEREK... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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BELLAH, James Warner

Gods Of Yesterday

New York/London: D. Appleton & Co., 1928

8vo, pp. 259. Original black boards, paper title labels to front panel and spine. Pictorial endpapers.

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EDMUNDS, Murrell

Sojourn Among Shadows

Idaho: Caxton, 1936

8vo, pp. 144. Original grey boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition.
Murrell Edmunds (1898-1981) was from a distinguished Southern family, and abandoned a legal... [more]

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