Essay Writer

Modern First Editions


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DURRELL, Lawrence

Nunquam

London: Faber, 1970

8vo, pp. 283. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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2048

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DOYLE, Roddy

Oh, Play That Thing

London: Jonathan Cape, 2004

8vo, pp.376. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on the spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£35.00

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FLEMING, Ian

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

London: Cape, 1963


8vo, pp. 288. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine, and with skiing design in silver to front panel. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

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CHATWIN, Bruce

On The Black Hill

London: Cape, 1982

8vo, pp. 249. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
Chatwin's third book, and his first novel.

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£75.00

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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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£95.00

2344

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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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AMIS, Kingsley

One Fat Englishman

London: Gollancz, 1963

8vo, pp. 192. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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£65.00

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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

2595

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Over Seventy

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957

8vo, pp. 190. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine, facsimile signature in gilt to front panel. Top edge red. Photographic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GALSWORTHY, John

Over The River

London: Heinemann, 1933

8vo, pp. 322. Original three-quarter green boards, lettered in gilt to vellum spine. Publisher's device in gilt to front panel. Top edge gilt, leading ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[contrib. AUDEN, W.H.]

Oxford And The Groups

Oxford: Blackwell, 1934

8vo, pp. 208. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

An early Auden appearance: his essay The... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£35.00

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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FREUD, Esther

Peerless Flats

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1993

8vo, pp. 218. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition of the author's second novel.

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£25.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Performing Flea

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1953

8vo, pp. 224. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine, facsimile signature in gilt to front panel. Photographic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£85.00

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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

2313

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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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£95.00

2498

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Poems

London: Constable, 1964

Small 8vo, pp. 53. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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PLATH, Sylvia

Poetry 1960 An Appetiser

Hull: Critical Quarterly, N.d. [1960]

8vo, pp. 24. Original printed paper wrappers.

First edition. SYLVIA PLATH'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN BOOK FORM.

This pamphlet, an anthology of '50s writers, new poems by established poets and prize poems, trumpets on the front wrapper the inclusion of work from, among others, Kingsley Amis, Ted Hughes, Thom Gunn, John Wain and Philip Larkin. Sylvia Plath's poem, Medallion, is on p. 20, and had won a Critical Quarterly prize in 1959.

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