Modern First Editions


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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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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

2501

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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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ROBSON, Don

Young and Sensitive

London: Hutchinson, 1964

8vo, pp. 175. Uncorrected proof copy. Original printed red stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Endpapers illustrated with facsimile manuscript.

Uncorrected proof copy of the author's...[please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

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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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£175.00

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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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[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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1000

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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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3210

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SPARK, Muriel

The Comforters

London: Macmillan, 1957

8vo, pp. 233. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated, later issue dustwrapper.

First edition of Spark's first novel,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£150.00

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WHEATLEY, Dennis

The Rape Of Venice

London: Hutchinson, 1959

8vo, pp. 446. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt and pale blue to spine, figurative design in gilt to front panel. Maps to endpapers.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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