Modern First Editions


2327

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[contrib. AUDEN, W.H.]

Public School Verse

London: Heinemann, 1924

Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original grey three-quarter boards, printed spine label.

First edition. One of only 500 copies, and Auden's first... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£375.00

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GREENE, Graham

19 Stories

New York: Viking, 1949

8vo, pp. 247. Original blue boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First US edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£375.00

2266

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AUDEN, W.H.

Spain

London: Faber, 1937

8vo, pp. 12. Original red stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps. Partly unopened.

First edition.

Auden donated all royalties from ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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BENCHLEY, Robert

The Early Worm

New York: Henry Holt, 1927

8vo, pp. 263. Original green boards, lettered in yellow to front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'To Dicky, for ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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BURNS, John Horne

The Gallery

New York: Harper & Bros., 1947

8vo, pp. 342. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
The author's first novel is barely a novel at all, more a loosely-connected series of short,... [more]

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£350.00

2435

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

Post Captain

London: Collins, 1972

8vo, pp. 414. Original pale blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Only the second instalment in what would be... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£325.00

2601

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[WODEHOUSE, P.G.] MOYLE, Seth

Cheque From the Frank A. Munsey Company

New York: N.p., 1912

Company cheque, hand-dated Sept. 4th 1912, made out to Seth Moyle, and signed by him on reverse.

HANDWRITTEN CHEQUE TO WODEHOUSE'S NEW YORK... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£300.00

2391

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GREENE, Graham

The Return Of A. J. Raffles

London: Bodley Head, 1975

Small 8vo, pp. 80. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition. No. 202 of 250 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£300.00

2667

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Little Warrior

New York: George H. Doran, 1920

8vo, pp. 384. Original tan boards, lettered in green and tan-on-green to front panel and spine. Lacking the dustwrapper.

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

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£295.00

2527

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Travelling People

London: Panther, 1967

8vo, pp. 285. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First paperback edition of Johnson's first book, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO JUNE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£295.00

2609

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Indiscretions of Archie

New York: Doran, 1921

8vo, pp. 303. Original light brown boards, lettered in green and brown-on-green to front panel and spine.

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

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£275.00

2436

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

Desolation Island

London: Collins, 1978

8vo, pp. 276. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

The fifth instalment in O'Brian's 20-volume Jack... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£275.00

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ATKINSON, Kate

Behind The Scenes At The Museum

London: Doubleday: 1995

8vo, pp. 333. Original blue boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Winner of the Whitbread... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£275.00

2793

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HILL, Susan

The Woman In Black

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983

8vo, pp. 160. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of what has now become better known in its second incarnation. The stage adaptation of The Woman In Black is a West End phenomenon, and has been running in London since 1989. Like the book, it is genuinely creepy.

Scarce, and getting scarcer.

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£250.00

2762

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[ed. WAYNFLETE, John] BENTLEY, Nicolas; LAMBERT, Constant; SADLEIR, Michael, and others

Clerihews

Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1938

Oblong 12mo, unpaginated. Original black stiff paper wrappers, lettered in pale blue to front panel. Paper stock of different colours.

First edition. CHARLES HANDLEY-READ'S COPY WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

A collection of twenty-six clerihews, with blank pages bound in at the rear for the reader's own additions. On the page headed 'THE AUTHORS' the last line of text is missing, thereby omitting the name of the author of The Emperor Pertinax.

Charles Handley-Read [1916-1971] was a writer on architecture and a collector in the field of Victorian decorative arts. He read architecture at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and would have been an undergraduate when he bought this volume (which was published in Cambridge) on 28 October 1938.

A second edition was published in 1946 and surfaces occasionally, but the first, offered here, is extremely scarce -- especially with such a provenance.

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£250.00

2306

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[BETJEMAN, John] [illus. PIPER, John; GILI, Phillida; HARTE, Glynn Boyd] [intro. LARKIN, Philip]

A Catalogue Of Works By Sir John Betjeman

London: Warren Editions, 1983

Tall 8vo, unpaginated. Original pink boards, poet's initials in red to front panel, light blue dustwrapper, lettered in dark blue to front... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£250.00

2222

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LARKIN, Philip

The Whitsun Weddings

London: Faber, 1964

8vo, pp. 46. Original deep red cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrapper.

First edition. Published in February 1964 in an edition of ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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MITCHELL, David

Cloud Atlas

London: Sceptre, 2004

8vo, pp. 529. Original red boards, lettered in turquoise on spine.

First edition, first impression. Review copy, with publisher's promotional ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£250.00


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