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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

3781

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[McKERN, Leo] MORTIMER, John

Will Shakespeare

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977


8vo, pp. 256. Original light brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.



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£450.00

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GUDAITIS, Anthony

A Young Man About To Commit Suicide

New York: William Faro, 1932

8vo, pp. 224. Original hessian boards, spine label lettered in red. Paper on rear pastedown a little split at spine.

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

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£450.00

3829

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WHITE, T.H.

The Once and Future King

London: Collins, 1958


8vo, pp. 677. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper.



First compendium edition of White's epic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

3048

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PROULX, E. Annie

The Shipping News

New York: Scribner's, 1993

8vo, pp. 364. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

Uncorrected advance proof copy, SIGNED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

2682

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Mulliner Nights

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1933

8vo, pp. 312. Original orange boards, lettered in black and orange-on-black to front panel and spine. Top edge red, leading edge uncut.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Dynamite

New York: Didier, 1948

8vo, pp. 312. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine, facsimile signature in silver to front panel.

First US edition, published five weeks after its UK counterpart. The second Uncle Fred novel.

Uncle Dynamite was the first book Wodehouse had published in the United States following his split from Doubleday:

'He blamed the move on 'the Doubleday organisation', which, he felt, was a 'huge factory' that did not care about his books. ... In England, Uncle Dynamite sold as well as Spring Fever, but in America, despite Didier's efforts, sales were not enhanced...' (McCrum)

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£400.00

3421

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BROWN, Bob

Globe-Gliding

Diessen: Roving Eye Press, 1930

Small 8vo, pp. 151. Original brown stiff paper wrappers, lettered in gilt to front panel.

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£395.00

2327

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[contrib. AUDEN, W.H.]

Public School Verse

London: Heinemann, 1924

Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original grey three-quarter boards, printed spine label.

First edition. One of only 500 copies, and Auden's first... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£375.00

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.

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£350.00

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AUDEN, W.H.

Spain

London: Faber, 1937

8vo, pp. 12. Original red stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps. Partly unopened.

First edition.

Auden donated all royalties from ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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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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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

3835

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ELIOT, T. S.

Four Quartets

London: Faber, 1944


8vo, pp. 44. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper. Leading and lower edges uncut.



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£325.00

3685

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MILLER, Henry

Money and How It Gets That Way

Paris: Booster Publications, 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 64. Original black stiff paper wrappers, lettered in gilt to front panel. Partly unopened.

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

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£325.00

3047

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PROULX, E. Annie

Heart Songs

New York: Scribner's, 1988

8vo, pp. 151. Original mauve and tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Leading edge uncut.

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

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£325.00

2435

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

Post Captain

London: Collins, 1972

8vo, pp. 414. Original pale blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

Only the second instalment in what would be... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£325.00

3347

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GARDNER, John

Licence Renewed

London: Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, 1981

8vo, pp. 270. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£300.00


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