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3614

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[Anthology] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1934

4to, pp. 100. Original green stiff paper wrappers, some loss to head of spine.

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3613

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[Anthology] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1934

4to, pp. 94. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.

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3611

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[Anthology] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1936

4to, pp. 112. Original red stiff paper wrappers. Subscription card laid in.

First edition.

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3610

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[Anthology] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

Mallorca: 1932

4to, pp. 80. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers. Perforated subscription slip to rear.

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£75.00

3609

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[MILLER, Henry] ed. PERLES, Alfred

Delta

Paris: P.p., 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 22. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to both panels.

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3608

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[MILLER, Henry] ed. PERLES, Alfred

The Booster, Christmas Special

Paris: P.p., 1937


Small 8vo, pp. 48. Original green stiff paper wrappers, printed in black to front and rear panels.



First edition.

In 1937, and for reasons best known to himself, the head of the American Country Club of France entrusted its house journal to the editorial control of Alfred Perlès, encouraging him to bring in his literary friends and turn it into 'something really good'. Perlès took him at his word. Henry Miller, William Saroyan and Lawrence Durrell were installed as Literary Editors, which was a solid start, but alarm bells must have started to ring when Michael Fraenkel opened the Department of Metaphysics and Metempsychosis, and Walter Lowenfels was appointed to the key position of Head of Butter News. The newly conceived organ was relaunched in September 1937 and followed a less than predictable orbit before crashing to earth seven issues later in April, 1939. (It was lucky to get to seven: when Durrell published a piece about an old man being fucked to death by Eskimo Nell, the name of the magazine was changed to Delta at the insistence of a management understandably fearing legal action.)

This is the third issue, which bears the seasonal title 'The Tri-Lingual Womb Number'. It features contributions from Gerald Durrell (Death), Henry Miller (How to Lead the Podiatric Life) and Perlès (Limbs Ancient and Modern), as well as Saroyan, Raymond Queneau and Anais Nin.

A scarce survivor, and a bizarre literary side street.


3604

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[FRAENKEL, Michael and LOWENFELS, Walter] ANONYMOUS

Anonymous

Paris: Carrefour Editions, N.d. [1930]

12mo, pp. 29. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

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£195.00

3574

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HADDON, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Oxford: David Fickling Books, 2003

8vo, pp. 272. Original stiff paper wrappers. Publisher's wraparound band.

Proof copy, with the scarce wraparound band.

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£125.00

3560

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TREVOR, William

Felicia's Journey

London: Viking, 1994

8vo, pp. 213. Original black boards, letter in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£95.00

3546

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BENTINE, Michael

The Condor and the Cross

London: Bantam Press, 1987

8vo, pp. 399. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of the author to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

3524

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[pseud. WERTS, Gillian] NEWMAN, Andrea

Alexa

London: Triton, 1968

8vo, pp. 189. Original orange boards, lettered in black to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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3522

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FLEMING, Ian

Thunderball

London: Cape, 1961

8vo, pp. 254. Original black boards, skeletal hand blindstamped on front panel, lettered in gilt on spine. Lacking the dustwrapper.

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3500

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Girl In Blue

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971

8vo, pp. 182. Original grey boards, lettered in silver to spine, angel device in silver to front board. Illustrated dustwrapper,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£30.00

3499

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BAINBRIDGE, Beryl

Watson's Apology

London: Duckworth, 1984

8vo, pp. 222. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

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£35.00

3498

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HOLLINGHURST, Alan

The Line Of Beauty

London: Picador, 2004

8vo, pp. 501. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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3497

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TREVOR, William

Excursions in the Real World

London: Hutchinson, 1993

8vo, pp. 201. Green endpapers, illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE.

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£75.00

3489

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RUSHDIE, Salman

Shalimar The Clown

London: Cape, 2005

8vo, pp. 398. Original black boards, lettered in guilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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3483

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TREVOR, William

Felicia's Journey

London: Viking, 1994

8vo, pp. 213. Original black boards, letter in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£125.00


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