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AMIS, Kingsley

Jake's Thing

London: Hutchinson, 1978

8vo, pp. 285. Original blue boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition. Shortlisted for the 1978 Booker prize.


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LESSING, Doris

The Good Terrorist

London: Cape, 1985

8vo, pp. 370. Original black boards lettered in gold on spine.

First edition, lacking the rare wraparound band.

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YATES, Dornford

Red In The Morning

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1946

8vo, pp. 255. Original tan boards, a little cocked, printed in black on spine.

First edition.

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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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THEROUX, Paul

Doctor Slaughter

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984

Large 8vo., pp. 137. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

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NAIPAUL, V. S.

Guerillas

London: Deutsch, 1975

8vo., pp. 253. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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[contrib. AUDEN, W.H.] ed. PLOTZ, Richard

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkein

New York: Tolkein Society of America, 1967

Magazine format, pp. 27. Original illustrated glossy paper wrappers.

First edition. Vol. III No. 1 of the Tolkein... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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KENT, Alexander

With All Despatch

London: Hutchinson, 1988

8vo, pp. 272. Original blue boards, lettered in gold to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of the eighteenth Bolitho title.

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£30.00

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PERLES, Alfred

Henry Miller In Villa Seurat

London: Village Press, 1973

Tall pamphlet, 8pp., bound in illustrated stiff paper wrappers and lettered in black to front panel.

First separate edition.

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AUDEN, W.H.

About The House

London: Faber, 1966

8vo, pp. 94. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper. Lacking the errata slip.

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GREENE, Graham

J'Accuse

London: Bodley Head, 1982

8vo, pp. 69. Original unprinted stiff paper wrappers. Printed dustwrapper. Text in English and French.

First edition.

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[illus. BAWDEN, Edward] AUDEN, W.H.

Mountains

London: Faber, 1954

8vo, 4 pp., unpaginated. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front and rear panels. Stitched binding. Original pink envelope,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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McGRATH, Pat

The Green Leaves Of Nottingham

London: W.H. Allen, 1970

8vo, pp. 172. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, written when he was fourteen years old and published a year later. With a foreword by Alan Sillitoe, and a marvellously evocative photograph of the author on the rear panel.


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[pseud. RENDELL, Ruth] VINE, Barbara

Asta's Book

London: Viking, 1993

8vo, pp. 437. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. The sixth Barbara Vine novel.

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BRADBURY, Malcolm

Cuts

London: Hutchinson, 1987

8vo, pp. 106. Original red threequarter boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and black spine.

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[pseud. RENDELL, Ruth] VINE, Barbara

King Solomon's Carpet

London: Viking, 1991

Large 8vo, pp. 356. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

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NESS, Patrick

The Ask And The Answer

London: Walker Books, 2009

8vo, pp. 519. Original blue patterned boards lettered in silver and grey on front and back panels and spine.

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ADAMS, Douglas

Mostly Harmless

London: Heinemann, 1992

8vo, pp. 219. Original grey boards lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.
A lovely copy.

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