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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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£175.00

3500

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Girl In Blue

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971

8vo, pp. 182. Original grey boards, lettered in silver to spine, angel device in silver to front board. Illustrated dustwrapper,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£30.00

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THOMPSON, Jim

The Getaway

New York: Signet, 1958

8vo, pp. 127. Original illustrated wrappers. Spine weakened at pp. 46-7.

First edition.
Thompson's ultra-hardboiled thriller was the... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00

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BURNS, John Horne

The Gallery

New York: Harper & Bros., 1947

8vo, pp. 342. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
The author's first novel is barely a novel at all, more a loosely-connected series of short,... [more]

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£350.00

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THOMAS, D. M.

The Flute-Player

London: Gollancz, 1979

8vo, pp. 192. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of the author's first novel.
Initially acclaimed as ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

3701

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RENDELL, Ruth

The Face of Trespass

New York: Crime Club/Doubleday, 1974

8vo, pp. 184. Original pale green boards, lettered in dark green to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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

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£350.00

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[ed. JOHNSON, B.S.]

The Evacuees

London: Gollancz, 1968


8vo, pp. 288. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated endpapers and dustwrapper.

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£125.00

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ONDAATJE, Michael

The English Patient

London: Bloomsbury, 1992

8vo, pp. 302. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic author's portrait to rear flap. Blue endpapers,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£495.00

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BOURJAILY, Vance

The End Of My Life

New York: Scribners, 1947

8vo, pp. 278. Original green boards, lettered in silver on front panel and spine.

First edition of the author's first book, INSCRIBED BY BOURJAILY ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'For Peg and John... [more]


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AUDEN, W.H.

The Enchafed Flood

London: Faber, 1951

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

First UK edition, its US counterpart having appeared nine months earlier.

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£75.00

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BENCHLEY, Robert

The Early Worm

New York: Henry Holt, 1927

8vo, pp. 263. Original green boards, lettered in yellow to front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'To Dicky, for ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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DIBDIN, Michael

The Dying of the Light

London: Faber and Faber 1993

8vo, pp.151. Orignal black boards, lettered in white to spine.... [more]

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£35.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Dyer's Hand

London: Faber, 1963

8vo, pp. 527. Original blue-green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First UK edition, preceded by the US edition which appeared three months... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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LAZOWICK, Louis

The Depraved

New York: Philosophical Library, 1982


8vo, pp. 202. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.



First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ALAN WHICKER:

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£50.00

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SITWELL, Osbert

The Death Of A God

London: Macmillan, 1949

8vo, pp. 247. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition. A collection of nineteen short stories previously published in ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£30.00

2301

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Dance Of Death

London: Faber, 1933

8vo, pp. 38. Original green boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

First edition. A dramatic poem.

This was Auden's... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£125.00

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HADDON, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Oxford: David Fickling Books, 2003

8vo, pp. 272. Original stiff paper wrappers. Publisher's wraparound band.

Proof copy, with the scarce wraparound band.

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£125.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Crime Wave At Blandings

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 330. Original blue boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Yellow endpapers, leading edge uncut. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00


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