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STEINBECK, John

Nothing So Monstrous

New York: Pynson Printers, 1936

8vo, pp. 31. Original marbled boards, lettered in black on tan cloth spine. Glassine jacket. Unopened.

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

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£950.00

2612

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Lord Emsworth And Others

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1937

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

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£850.00

2614

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Big Money

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1931

8vo, pp. 316. Original red boards, lettered in red-on-black to front panel and spine. Leading edge uncut. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

2613

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Crime Wave At Blandings

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 330. Original blue boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Yellow endpapers, leading edge uncut. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

London: Collins, 1973

8vo, pp. 180. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED AND ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

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.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR IN THE ... [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.

Published in the UK... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£600.00

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

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

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

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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.
Clarkson Crane (1894-1971)... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

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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£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

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

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

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CAIN, James M.

Serenade

New York: Knopf, 1937

8vo, pp. 314. Original black boards, lettered in silver on front panel and spine. Top edge stained red, other two edges uncut.

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£475.00

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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

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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.

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

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£450.00


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