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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
No. 1 in the Villa Seurat series, established by Henry Miller and Laurence and Nancy Durrell as an imprint of the Obelisk... [more]

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£475.00

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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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£35.00

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SMITH, Zadie

The Autograph Man

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002

8vo, pp. 419. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition of the author's second novel.

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£60.00

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[GRAVES, Robert]

The Augustan Poets

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1943

8vo, pp. 32, lacking the outer wrappers.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY GRAVES IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO JULIAN GLOVER.

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£125.00

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NESS, Patrick

The Ask And The Answer

London: Walker Books, 2009

8vo, pp. 519. Original blue patterned boards lettered in silver and grey on front and back panels and spine.

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

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£30.00

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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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£95.00

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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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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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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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£175.00

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MORRISON, Toni

Tar Baby

London: Chatto & Windus, 1981

8vo, pp. 309. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition of the author's fourth novel.

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£45.00

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COETZEE, J. M.

Summertime

London: Harvill Secker, 2009

8vo, pp. 266. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. The third installment of Coetzee's 'fictionalised... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Summer Moonshine

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1938

8vo, pp. 312. 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original red boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Top edge red.Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£600.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Summer Moonshine

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 322. Original orange boards, lettered in orange-on-green to spine. Leading edge uncut. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, preceding the UK edition by four months.

Serialised in the Saturday Evening Post before publication in book form -- for which Wodehouse was paid $40,000.

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£495.00

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MISTRY, Rohinton

Such A Long Journey

London: Faber, 1991

8vo, pp. 339. Original blue boards, lettered in white on spine.

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

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£75.00

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[Literary Periodical] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1936

4to, pp. 120. Original gold stiff paper wrappers. Subscription form laid in.

First edition.

The renowned short story... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£30.00

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[Literary Periodical] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1936

4to, pp. 120. Original gold stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.

The renowned short story magazine, founded by Martha... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£25.00

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[Literary Periodical] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1936

4to, pp. 112. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.

The renowned short story magazine, founded by Martha... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£20.00

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[Literary Periodical] ed. Foley, Martha and BURNETT, Whit

Story

New York: Story Magazine, 1935

4to, pp. 104. Original red stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.

The renowned short story magazine, founded by Martha... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£25.00


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