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

Sarah's Youth

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1938

8vo, pp. 311. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE, AND... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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HARRIS, Robert

Fatherland

London: Hutchinson, 1992

8vo, pp. 372. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Black endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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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.

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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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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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MacDONALD, John D.

Dress Her In Indigo

London: Robert Hale, 1971

8vo, pp. 208. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First UK edition, and a very nice example.

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£175.00

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MILNE, A.A.

Now We Are Six

London: Methuen, 1927

8vo, pp. 104. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt to spine and with E.H. Shepard designs in gilt to front and rear panels. Pink endpapers with... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

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

All On The Irish Shore

New York: Longman's, Green & Co., 1910

8vo, pp. 274. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine and blind stamped to front panel. Tissue guard to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"Martin Ross" April 19, 1913.' The English literary scholar Nevill Coghill was the nephew of Edith Somerville, the co-author of this book. First published by Longmans in 1903.

Edith Somerville [1858-1949] and her writing partner, her cousin Violet Martin ('Martin Ross') [1862-1915] are best known for writing the Irish R.M. stories together. After Violet's death in 1915 Edith, a firm believer in seances and the afterlife, continued to proclaim dual authorship of her books. This collection comprises eleven articles by the pair previously published in magazines, periodicals and anthologies.

A scarce signature, and a close family association.

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SPARK, Muriel

The Go-Away Bird

London: Macmillan, 1958

8vo, pp. 215. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Spark's first collection of short stories, and a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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BROOKNER, Anita

A Start In Life

London: Cape, 1981

8vo, pp. 176. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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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.

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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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