Modern First Editions


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CHAUDHURI, Amit

Afternoon Raag

London: Heinemann, 1993

8vo, pp. 133. Original blue boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

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[illus. LEMAN, Martin] CARTER, Angela

Comic And Curious Cats

New York: Harmony Books, 1979

4to, unpaginated. Original illustrated boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First US edition.
A sparkling copy.

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[illus. RIDDELL, Chris] HUGHES, Ted

FFangs The Vampire Bat And The Kiss Of Truth

London: Faber, 1986

Small 4to, pp. 96. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.
Hughes in playful mood, but as muscular as ever.

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SWIFT, Graham

Ever After

London: Picador, 1992

8vo, pp. 261. Original black boards, lettered in gilt.

First edition of the author's 6th book and 5th novel. Swift's bestselling book... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MOODY, Rick

Purple America

New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1997

8vo, pp. 298. Original purple and black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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THOMAS, D. M.

The Flute-Player

London: Gollancz, 1979

8vo, pp. 192. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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

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COETZEE, J. M.

Summertime

London: Harvill Secker, 2009

8vo, pp. 266. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. The third installment of Coetzee's 'fictionalised... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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