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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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RAVEN, Simon

The Sabre Squadron

London: Anthony Blond, 1966

8vo, pp. 239. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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The third novel in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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RAVEN, Simon

Fielding Gray

London: Anthony Blond, 1967

8vo, pp. 208. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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The fourth novel in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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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AUDEN, W.H.

City Without Walls

New York: Random House, 1969

8vo, pp. 124. Original tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine, author's initials embossed to front panel. Top edge black, leading... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GREENE, Graham

A Sort Of Life

London: Bodley Head, 1971

8vo, pp. 216. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, second issue, with 'J.M. Barrie' to p. 177.

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AUDEN, W.H.

Collected Longer Poems

New York: Random House, 1969

8vo, pp. 356. Original green three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine, gilt 'A' to front panel, publisher's device in red to spine. Top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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COETZEE, J.M.

Slow Man

London: Secker & Warburg, 2005

8vo, pp.265. Original card wrappers. Very lightly marked here and there, otherwise a fine, unread copy.... [more]

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MALLINSON, Allan

Warrior In South Africa, Matthew Hervey clashes with the warrior king of the Zulus

London: Bantam, 2008

8vo, pp.337. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. A fine, unread copy.... [more]

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JAMES, P.D

The Children of Men

London: Faber and Faber, 1992

8vo, pp.239. Original black boards, lettered in white on spine A near fine, unread copy with just the lightest of edgewear... [more]

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CASTRO, Adam-Troy

Lost In Booth Nine

Woodinville: Silver Salamander Press, 1993

8vo, pp. 208. Original black boards, lettered in red on front panel and spine.

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OKRI, Ben

Songs Of Enchantment

London: Cape, 1993

8vo, pp. 297. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

Okri's follow-up to his Booker-winning The... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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STUART, Alexander

The War Zone

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989

8vo, pp. 207. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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