Modern First Editions


2667

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£295.00

2527

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£295.00

3110

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SHAW, Robert

The Sun Doctor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo, pp. 275. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. C. DAY LEWIS' COPY, WITH HIS ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£275.00

2609

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£275.00

2436

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£275.00

1880.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£275.00

3230

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

Naboth's Vineyard

London: Richard Edward King, N.d.

Small 8vo, pp. 280, 20pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at rear. Original green illustrated boards, lettered in black to front panel... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

CARR, J.L.

A Month In The Country

London: Cornucopia Press, 1990

Large 8vo, pp. 106. Original olive green boards, title labels to front panel and spine, with original unprinted acetate wrapper. Pink... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

3123

Please click on image or
book title for more details

AUDEN, W.H.

Spain

London: Faber, 1937

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

First edition. English literary scholar Nevill Coghill's... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

2793

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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.

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

2762

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[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.

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

2222

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]


1896.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

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]

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

1413

Please click on image or
book title for more details

MILLER, Arthur

The Misfits

New York: Viking Press, 1961

8vo, pp. 132. Original beige boards, lettered in red on spine.

First edition of Miller's novelisation of his own screenplay. The film... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£250.00

2434

Please click on image or
book title for more details

O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Mauritius Command

London: Collins, 1977

8vo, pp. 268. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

An early entry -- instalment four -- in O'Brian's... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£225.00

2316

Please click on image or
book title for more details

AUDEN, W.H. and MacNEICE, Louis

Letters From Iceland

London: Faber, 1937

8vo, pp. 268. Original green boards, lettered in red and black to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

Variant price modifier:
£225.00

2299

Please click on image or
book title for more details

BETJEMAN, John

First And Last Loves

London: John Murray, 1969

8vo, pp. 244. Original pink and white illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

Later edition, AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED BY BETJEMAN ON... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

Variant price modifier:
£225.00

1276.jpg

Please click on image or
book title for more details

WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 350. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, based on the time he spent as a cadet at the Citadel, a military college in... [more]

Variant price modifier:
£225.00


© Neil Pearson Rare Books 2016 | Sitemap