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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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Hawksmoor, Ackroyd, Peter
3 Ackroyd, Peter Hawksmoor
London Hamish Hamilton Ltd 1985 0241116643 / 9780241116647 First Edition Hardback Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Publisher's hardback in pictorial dust jacket, first edition, dj slightly edgeworn, age-darkening to page edges, jacket unclipped, no ownership names. ; 9.21 X 6.38 X 0.94 inches; 217 pages 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Time's Arrow or the Nature of the Offence [signed copy], Amis, Martin
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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I am Lazarus, Berlin, Sven
9 Berlin, Sven I am Lazarus
London Galley Press 1961 First Hardback Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated d/jkt, unclipped; very intact; a tifle marked; light wear to edges. Yellow cloth boards, bright; binding tight. pp lightly spotted. B/w illustrations by the author. Absorbing novel based on the author's own experiences in WWII. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 209 pages 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Immediate Possession [signed copy], Blythe, Ronald
10 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
11 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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My cousin Rachel, Du Maurier, Daphne
12 Du Maurier, Daphne My cousin Rachel
London Gollancz 1951 Hardback Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
First edition, publisher's original grey cloth with blue lettering to spine, in printed yellow dust wrapper which is chipped & torn with loss to spine ends & corners, early ink inscription to ffep, cloth bright. ; 7.32 X 4.88 X 0.87 inches; 352 pages 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Gab Boys [signed copy], Duodu, Cameron
13 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
14 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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Proofs of Affection [signed copy], Friedman, Rosemary
15 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
16 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
17 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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18 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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19 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.
20 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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New Stock
The Friends [Signed copy], Smith, Godfrey
The Friends [Signed copy]
15.00 GBP

Dog Soldiers, Stone, Robert
Dog Soldiers
40.00 GBP

Hawksmoor, Ackroyd, Peter
Hawksmoor
15.00 GBP

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

My cousin Rachel, Du Maurier, Daphne
My cousin Rachel
6.00 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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