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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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Time's Arrow or the Nature of the Offence [signed copy], Amis, Martin
3 Amis, Martin Time's Arrow or the Nature of the Offence [signed copy]
London Jonathan Cape Ltd 1991 0224030930 / 9780224030939 First Hardback Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed and dedicated by Amis on title page. Illustrated sepia d/jkt, unclipped, in clear protective film. Fawn boards, clean and bright; gilt titling bright. Light indents to front foredges. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); 176 pages 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Armah, Ayi Kwei
4 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
5 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
6 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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The Victim, Bellow, Saul
7 Bellow, Saul The Victim
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1965 paperback Very Good- 
Uncorrected proof copy. Decorated orange wrappers; a trifle worn and marked; binding intact; slight wear to head and tail of spine.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 264 pages 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Immediate Possession [signed copy], Blythe, Ronald
8 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
9 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.
10 Cummings, E.E. The Enormous Room
London Jonothan Cape 1928 First English 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: 250.00 GBP
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The Gab Boys [signed copy], Duodu, Cameron
11 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 Collector, Fowles, John
12 Fowles, John The Collector
Boston Little, Brown 1963 Proof Copy paperback Good+ 
Illustrated pale brown wrappers; a trifle marked and worn; app 3" angled tear in front wrapper; title inked by hand on spine; binding tight. Proof copy of first American editionof Fowles's first novel.; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 305 pages 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Marriage Machine [Inscribed copy], Freeman, Gillian
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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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17 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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18 Greene, Graham The Heart of the Matter
London William Heinemann 1948 First Hardback Very Good- 
Blue boards (no d/jkt); a little worn; backstrip intact, but a little worn; binding intact, but slightly slanted. Laid-in short story by Greene, "When Greek Meets Greek", from The Illustrated London News, Christmas 1941. ; 8vo (5" x 7 1/2"); 297 pages 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Hireling, Hertley, L.P.
19 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
20 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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New Stock
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
40.00 GBP

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

The Collector, Fowles, John
The Collector
20.00 GBP

Maggie Cassidy, Kerouac, Jack
Maggie Cassidy
15.00 GBP

The High Window, Chandler, Raymond
The High Window
50.00 GBP

 
 


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