Modern First Editions


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FRENCH, Allen

At Plattsburg

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917

8vo, pp. 310, uncut. Original olive green boards, lettered in blue on front panel and spine. Small patch to spine, possibly a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£125.00

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PULLMAN, Philip

The Amber Spyglass

London: Scholastic, 2000

8vo, pp. 550. Original black boards, lettered in gold on front panel and spine.

First edition.
The third book in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

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£125.00

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SETH, Vikram

The Golden Gate

London: Faber, 1986

8vo, pp. 307. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, a novel written entirely in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£100.00

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ISHIGURO, Kazuo

An Artist Of The Floating World

London: Faber, 1986

8vo, pp. 206. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, second issue (printed by Richard Clay). Winner of the Whitbread... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£100.00

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INNES, Hammond

Levkas Man

New York: Knopf, 1971

8vo, pp. 319. Original off-white boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Bull device to front panel. Leading edge uncut. Top edge stained... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£100.00

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BURNS, John Horne

A Cry Of Children

New York: Harper & Bros., 1952

8vo, pp. 276. Original grey and blue three-quarter cloth, lettered in white on spine.

First edition.
Published a year before Burns' death in Florence of a cerebral haemorrhage,... [more]

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£100.00

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WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 240. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition of the author's first book, in a striking dustjacket designed by Roy Sanford.
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£100.00

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[pseud. CONNOLLY, Cyril] PALINURUS

The Unquiet Grave

London: Horizon, 1944

8vo., pp. 107. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, no. 419 of 1000 copies.

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£100.00

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NORTON, Mary

Are All The Giants Dead?

London: Dent, 1975

8vo, pp. 119. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine.

First edition. BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TIPPED IN TO FRONT ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

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GRAVES, Robert

Life Of The Poet Gnaeus Robertulus Gravesa

Deya: New Seizin Press, 1990

Small octavo, pp. 16. Original vellum boards, lettered in red on front panel. Pale green leaf of advice on preserving the vellum tipped... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

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GREENE, Graham

The Honorary Consul

London: Bodley Head, 1973

8vo, pp. 335. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

A very nice copy.

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£95.00

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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

On The Frontier

New York: Random House, 1939

8vo, pp. 121. Original ecru boards with black stripe, lettered in red to front panel and spine.

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AUDEN, W.H.

On This Island

New York: Random House, 1937

8vo, pp. 68. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine.

First US edition. The contemporary ownership signature... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Double Man

New York: Random House, 1941

8vo, pp. 189. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine. Top edge black.

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£95.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Shield Of Achilles

New York: Random House, 1955

8vo, pp. 84. Original three-quarter black boards, lettered in grey to spine.

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£95.00

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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

The Ascent Of F6

London: Faber, 1936

8vo, pp. 123. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, one of 2000 copies.

First... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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BERRYMAN, John

Poems

Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1942

8vo, pp. 26. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black and with publisher's device to front panel.

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Age Of Anxiety

London: Faber, 1948

8vo, pp. 126. Original yellow boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, preceded by the US edition issued the previous year.

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£95.00


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