Modern First Editions


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[Olympia Press][pseud. TROCCHI, Alexander] LENGEL, Frances

School For Sin

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955

Small 8vo, pp. 200. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. Written pseudonymously by Alexander Trocchi, and only the third... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£250.00

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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]

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£250.00

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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]

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£225.00

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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.

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£225.00

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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]

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£225.00

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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]

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£225.00

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Thirteen Gun Salute

London: Collins, 1989

8vo, pp. 319. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Instalment no. 13 in what became O'Brian's 20-volume ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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CAREY, Peter

Oscar And Lucinda

London: Faber, 1988

8vo, pp. 512. Original blue boards, lettered in white on spine.

First UK edition. Winner of the Booker Prize, and filmed by Gillian Armstrong... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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CATHER, Willa

Sapphira And The Slave Girl

New York: Knopf, 1940

8vo, pp. 295. Original green boards, title labels printed in black and tan to front panel and spine. Top edge stained red, leading edge... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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MILLER, Henry

Plexus

Paris: Olympia Press 1953

2 vols. 8vos, pp. 342 and 348. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First English-language edition, preceded only by the French translation published by Corrêa a year before in an edition of just ... [more]

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£200.00

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MORTIMER, John

The Summer Of A Dormouse

London: Viking, 2000

8vo, pp. 213. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, later impression (incomplete number... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

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MORTIMER, John

Paradise Postponed

London: Viking, 1985

8vo, pp. 374. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ACTOR LEO... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

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AMIS, Kingsley

That Uncertain Feeling

London: Gollancz, 1955

8vo, pp. 254. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition of the author's second novel.

Amis père is... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

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[pseud. FINLAY, Peter Warren] PIERRE, D.B.C.

Vernon God Little

London: Faber, 2003

8vo, pp. 279. Original white boards, lettered in black on spine.

First edition. Winner of the Booker Prize.

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£175.00

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De BERNIERES, Louis

The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

London: Secker & Warburg, 1992

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

First edition.

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£175.00

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McINTOSH, Harlan Cozad

This Finer Shadow

New York: Dial Press, 1941

8vo, pp. 408. Original blue-green boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine.

First edition.
This Finer Shadow was rejected by every publisher it was sent to during... [more]

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£175.00

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BOYLE, Kay

Gentlemen, I Address You Privately

New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1933

8vo, pp. 341. Original black boards, lettered in gold on front panel and spine. Leading edge uncut.

First edition of Boyle's third novel, the cast of which consists of... [more]

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£175.00

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GOLDING, William

Free Fall

London: Faber, 1959

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

One of 7500 copies of the author's fourth novel.
Gekoski & Grogan A6a.

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£175.00


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