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A Strong Dose of Myself [signed copy]

By: Abse, Dannie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23950

ISBN: 0091512603

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

By: Armah, Ayi Kwei

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1968

Edition: First; First

Seller ID: 24059

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Kindness of Strangers [signed copy]

By: Baron, Stanley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1961

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23942

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Facts of Love [signed copy]

By: Baron, Stanley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1956

Edition: First American

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23943

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


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 View more info

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Immediate Possession [signed copy]

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Macgibbon and Kee: 1961

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28699

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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 View more info

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The High Window

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1967

Edition: First English

Seller ID: 26015

ISBN: 0241913977

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Gab Boys [signed copy]

By: Duodu, Cameron

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1967

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23944

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


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 View more info

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Proofs of Affection [signed copy]

By: Friedman, Rosemary

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1982

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24204

ISBN: 0575031271

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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 View more info

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Even With the Shutters Closed [signed copy]

By: Gandolfi, Simon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1965

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24061

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


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 View more info

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Loser Takes All

By: Greene, Graham

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 24284

ISBN: 0434305421

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Hireling

By: Hertley, L.P.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: 28672

ISBN: 0241902576

Condition: 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 View more info

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Parade in Pairs

By: Jones, D.A. Nicholas

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1958

Edition: First; First

Seller ID: 22066

Condition: 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. ... View more info

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Der Heizer - ein fragment

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Kurt Wolff: 1916

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 25397

Condition: 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 View more info

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Das Urteil

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Kurt Wolff: 1916

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25398

Condition: 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 View more info

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Der Prozess [The Trial]

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag die Schmiede: 1925

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25403

Condition: 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 View more info

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Amerika

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £275.00

Publisher: Munich, Kurt Wolff Verlag: 1927

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25404

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Rose for Winter - Travels in Andalucia

By: Lee, Laurie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hogarth Press: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 23874

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


Illustrtated pale purple d/jkt, clipped; intact, but frail, and rather worn marked, with losses. Pale red boards; gilt titling a little dull. Owner's writing on front endpaper. Jacket design by Lynton Lamb. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 160 pages View more info

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Heat - An 87th Precinct Novel [signed copy]

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1981

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25411

ISBN: 0670364797

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by McBain on the title page. Illustrated blk d/jkt, unclipped; in clear film. Blk boards, clean and bright; yellow cloth spine; binding tight. Tiny stain on lower edge of front endpaper.; 8vo (6" x 9"); 227 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Testing Ground [inscribed copy]

By: Newman, G.F.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1987

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25614

ISBN: 0718128680

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Inscibed by Newman to the actor William Hoyland, who appeared in several of his plays. Illustrated dk blue d/jkt, unclipped. Dk blue boards, bright; silver titling, bright; binding tight. Cheap paper has browned slightly. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 346 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Friends [Signed copy]

By: Smith, Godfrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1957

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28085

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Signed by the author on the title page. Plain red boards (no d/jkt); a little marked; spine slightly faded; gilt titling dulled, but still legible. Front endpaper and half-title page partially loose - rest of pp + binding very intact. Bookplate on front endpaper.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 208 pages; Signed by Author View more info