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A Poet in the Family [signed copy], Abse, Dannie
1 Abse, Dannie A Poet in the Family [signed copy]
London Hutchinson 1974 009119430x / 9780091194307 First Hardback Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on front endpaper; also taped to the front pastedown is a business card from Giles Gordon, Director of Anthony Sheil Associates, inscribed by Gordon to editor and literary agent Ilsa Yardley. Illustrated pale brown d/jkt, unclipped; a little marked; light creasing to upper edges. Pale brown boards; gilt tirtling, bright. ; 8vo (5 3/4" x 8 3/4"); 198 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Strong Dose of Myself [signed copy], Abse, Dannie
2 Abse, Dannie A Strong Dose of Myself [signed copy]
London Hutchinson 1983 0091512603 / 9780091512606 First Hardback Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Dedicated by author on title page: punning on the title, he writes, "RX Ilse's / To be taken occasionally, with love. Dannie." Illustrated pale brown d/jkt, unclipped; very little wear, but tarnished, hence lower rating. Brown boards, bright; silver titling, bright; lingering whiff of tobacco. Amusing autobiographical writing by the great Welsh-Jewish poet. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 220 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Armah, Ayi Kwei
3 Armah, Ayi Kwei The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1968 First; First Hardback Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Illustrated d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; intact, but worn and frail, with small losses. Blk boards; a little marked and slightly faded; binding tight; a coupled of small stains on front foredges. ; 8vo (5 3/4" x 8 1/4"); 215 pages 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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The Facts of Love [signed copy], Baron, Stanley
4 Baron, Stanley The Facts of Love [signed copy]
New York Harcourt, Brace 1956 First American Hardback Very Good- in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Illustrated yellow d/jkt, unclipped; intact, but worn, with small losses. Red cloth spine; light grey boards; lingering whiff of tobaco. Stated "first American edition". ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); 256 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Kindness of Strangers [signed copy], Baron, Stanley
5 Baron, Stanley The Kindness of Strangers [signed copy]
Boston Little, Brown 1961 First Hardback Very Good in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Illustrated pale pink d/jkt, unclipped; intact, but worn, with small losses. Pale fawn boards, bright; lingering whiff of tobacco.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 184 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Immediate Possession [signed copy], Blythe, Ronald
6 Blythe, Ronald Immediate Possession [signed copy]
London Macgibbon and Kee 1961 First Hardback Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Blythe on the front endpaper, dd November 1961. Illustrated red d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; a trifle marked. Dk red boards, clean and bright; titling bright. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 191 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The High Window, Chandler, Raymond
7 Chandler, Raymond The High Window
London Hamish Hamilton 1967 0241913977 / 9780241913970 First English Hardback Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated b/w d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; intact, but a little worn at edges, with tiny losses. Dk blue boards; generally clean; binding tight; gilt titling bright. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 222 pages 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Enormous Room, Cummings, E.E.
8 Cummings, E.E. The Enormous Room
London Jonothan Cape 1928 First Edition Hardback Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Plain buff d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; intact, but somewhat worn and frail. Dk red boards; a trifle marked; binding tight; slight offsetting on endpapers from d/jk flaps. Intro by Robert Graves. Contains much material that does not not appear in the original American edition. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 332 pages 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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The Gab Boys [signed copy], Duodu, Cameron
9 Duodu, Cameron The Gab Boys [signed copy]
London Andre Deutsch 1967 First Hardback Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Dedicated by author on front endpaper: "For Ilsa / who ought to have been born black but is just as good all the same. Cameron Duodu". Illustrated white d/jkt, unclipped; a little marked and slightly age-toned. Brown boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. Foredges a little grubby, but pp clean, though a little age-toned. Lingering whiff of tobacco. Interesting novel of life in early post-independence Ghana. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 207 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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The Marriage Machine [Inscribed copy], Freeman, Gillian
10 Freeman, Gillian The Marriage Machine [Inscribed copy]
London Hamish Hamilton Ltd 1975 0241892082 / 9780241892084 First Hardback Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Illustrtated blue + white d/jkt (by Michael Foreman), unclipped; lightly marked. Light blue boards, clean and bright; silver titling, bright. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 271 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Proofs of Affection [signed copy], Friedman, Rosemary
11 Friedman, Rosemary Proofs of Affection [signed copy]
London Victor Gollancz 1982 0575031271 / 9780575031272 First Hardback Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on title page. Illustrated dk red d/jkt, unclipped; one or two light creases on front; slightly darkened at front upper edge. Blue boards, clean and bright; gilt titling bright; binding tight. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 208 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Even With the Shutters Closed [signed copy], Gandolfi, Simon
12 Gandolfi, Simon Even With the Shutters Closed [signed copy]
London Peter Davies 1965 First Hardback Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on title page. Red + yellow d/jkt, unclipped; a little marked; slight wear to edges, with small losses; spine slightly darkened. Dk brown boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. The author's impressive debut novel.; 8vo (5 1/2" x v8"); 169 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Umbrella Man, Gordon, Giles
13 Gordon, Giles The Umbrella Man
London Allison & Busby 1971 0850310598 / 9780850310597 First Hardback Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated dk brown d/jkt, unclipped; a trifle marked; app 1`" vertical split on rear at head of spine, but no losses. Dk brown boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. ; 8vo (5 3/4" x 9"); 153 pages 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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14 Greene, Graham Loser Takes All
London William Heinemann 1955 0434305421 / 9780434305421 First Hardback Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated blue + yellow d/jkt, unclipped; somewhat marked, esp. on rear; light wear to head and tail of spine, with small losses. Dk blue boards; a trifle marked; gilt titling still quite bright; top foredges lightly spotted. ; 8vo (5" x 7 1/2"); 140 pages 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Hireling, Hertley, L.P.
15 Hertley, L.P. The Hireling
London Hamish Hamilton 1957 0241902576 / 9780241902578 First Hardback Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Red + grey d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; very intact, but a trifle marked; spine faded. Olive green boards; binding tight; foredges spotted, with very occasional spotting to text. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 247 pages 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Parade in Pairs, Jones, D.A. Nicholas
16 Jones, D.A. Nicholas Parade in Pairs
London Jonathan Cape 1958 First; First Hardback Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated d/k blue d/jkt (by Pat Marriott), unclipped; intact, but somewhat worn, with small losses at edges. Dk blue boards; blk spine; clean and bright; binding tight, but slightly askew. pp foredges lightly marked. Owner's name on front endpaper, dd Sep 1958. Interesting, and very scarce, first novel contrasting various strata of contemporary society; also offers a sympathetic, and relatively early glimpse of West Indian immigrants' impact on working class society. ; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8"); 190 pages 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Amerika, Kafka, Franz
17 Kafka, Franz Amerika
Munich Kurt Wolff Verlag 1927 First Hardback Good 
Pale red boards; worn at edges; lower corners rubbed, and slightly bumped. Brown cloth spine; very worn; nearly detached - stitched binding exposed. Front joint exposed; binding intact, but rather frail; no pp loose. Occasional spotting to pp. German text.; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 "); 391 pages 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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Das Urteil, Kafka, Franz
18 Kafka, Franz Das Urteil
Leipzig Kurt Wolff 1916 First Hardback Good+ 
Blk boards, somewhat worn; small losses to front and rear front edges; gilt titling and decoration, still quite bright. Parchment spine, very worn - backstrip disintegrated, stitched binding exposed. Binding very frail, but intact. German text.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 28 pages 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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19 Kafka, Franz Der Heizer - ein fragment
Leipzig Kurt Wolff 1916 Second paperback Good+ 
Plain brown thick paper wrappers; a little darkened; a little worn at edges. Wear to backstrip - binding intact, but rather frail; rear wrapper partially detached. "Oktober 1917" inked on front endpaper. No 3 in Wolff's "Junste Tag" series of booklets. German text.; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8 1/2"); 47 pages 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Der Prozess [The Trial], Kafka, Franz
20 Kafka, Franz Der Prozess [The Trial]
Berlin Verlag die Schmiede 1925 First Hardback Good 
Patterned grey boards; a little worn and marked. Front external hinge partially exposed; backstrip faded. Front board detached. Slight damage to title page - paper rubbed, part of title erased; the no "884" inked in - possibly a reference no. pp mostly clear and supple, but very occasionally spotted. German text.; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8"); 411 pages 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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New Stock
The Enormous Room, Cummings, E.E.
The Enormous Room
200.00 GBP

The Marriage Machine [Inscribed copy], Freeman, Gillian
The Marriage Machine [Inscribed copy]
10.00 GBP

Immediate Possession [signed copy], Blythe, Ronald
Immediate Possession [signed copy]
60.00 GBP

The Hireling, Hertley, L.P.
The Hireling
25.00 GBP

The Friends [Signed copy], Smith, Godfrey
The Friends [Signed copy]
15.00 GBP

Dog Soldiers, Stone, Robert
Dog Soldiers
30.00 GBP

Pierrot  A novel, Queneau, Raymond
Pierrot A novel
70.00 GBP

Maggie Cassidy, Kerouac, Jack
Maggie Cassidy
15.00 GBP

 
 


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