Modern First Editions


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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.

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£450.00

3048

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PROULX, E. Annie

The Shipping News

New York: Scribner's, 1993

8vo, pp. 364. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

Uncorrected advance proof copy, SIGNED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

2682

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Mulliner Nights

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1933

8vo, pp. 312. Original orange boards, lettered in black and orange-on-black to front panel and spine. Top edge red, leading edge uncut.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

2649

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Dynamite

New York: Didier, 1948

8vo, pp. 312. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine, facsimile signature in silver to front panel.

First US edition, published five weeks after its UK counterpart. The second Uncle Fred novel.

Uncle Dynamite was the first book Wodehouse had published in the United States following his split from Doubleday:

'He blamed the move on 'the Doubleday organisation', which, he felt, was a 'huge factory' that did not care about his books. ... In England, Uncle Dynamite sold as well as Spring Fever, but in America, despite Didier's efforts, sales were not enhanced...' (McCrum)

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£400.00

2429

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RIDING, Laura

Americans

N.p. [Los Angeles]: Primavera, 1934

8vo, pp. 28. Original star-spangled boards, red cloth spine.

First edition, one of 200 numbered copies, this copy out of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£375.00

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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

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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

3047

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PROULX, E. Annie

Heart Songs

New York: Scribner's, 1988

8vo, pp. 151. Original mauve and tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Leading edge uncut.

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£325.00

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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.

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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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