Modern Firsts and Fiction

  1. Ackroyd, Peter.: Milton in America. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996. 1st. edn. (6)277pp. All pp slightly tanned otherwise a fine copy in d/w. (Stock ref 3476) £6.50

 

  1. Ackroyd, Peter.: The Plato Papers. London: Chatto & Windus, 1999. 1st. edn. (12)139pp. Signed by the author. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3483) £15.00

 

  1. Amis, Martin.: Yellow Dog. London: Jonathan Cape, 2003. 1st. edn. (8)340pp. Binding slightly cocked otherwise a fine copy in d/w. (Stock ref 3480) £7.50

 

  1. Atwood, Margaret.: Alias Grace. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1996. 1st. US edn. (10)468pp. Signed by the author. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3490) £25.00

 

  1. Auster, Paul.: The Book of Illusions. London: Faber & Faber, 2002. 1st. UK edn. (8) 321pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3400) £9.00

 

  1. Banks, Iain.: A Song of Stone. London: Abacus, 1997. 1st. edn. (6)2780pp. All pp slightly tanned. D/w very slightly creased at spine tail otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4598) £5.00

 

  1. Banks, Iain.: Whit, or Isis Amongst the Unsaved. London: Little, Brown & C0., 1995. 1st. edn. 455pp. Neat ownership sigtnature and date to half-title. D/w a little rubbed on edges and a small tear in the hinge of the rear flap otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4560) £6.00

 

  1. Bennett, Arnold.: Elsie and the Child. London: Cassell & Co., 1929. No. 228 of an edn. of 750. (8)86pp. Cold. plates By E. McNight Kauffer. Cream cloth boards slightly dust marked in slipcase which shows just a little shelf wear. A verty good, bright copy. (Stock ref 3650) £120.00

 

  1. Boyd, William.: Any Human Heart. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002. 1st. edn. (8)504pp. All pp slightly tanned. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4073) £25.00

 

  1. Byatt, A. S.: The Biographer’s Tale. London: Chatto & Windus, 2000. 1st. edn. (6)265pp. Binding very slightly cocked. D/w lightly faded on spine otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3667) £5.00

 

  1. Byatt, A. S.: The Biographer’s Tale. London: Chatto & Windus, 2000. 1st. edn. (6)265pp. D/w slightly rubbed on bottom edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4708) £5.00

 

  1. Carey, Peter.: Illywhacker. London: Faber & Faber, 1985. 1st. edn. 600pp. D/w slightly faded on spine and creased at spine head and tail. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3607) £12.00

 

  1. Carey, Peter.: Parrot and Olivier in America. London: Faber & Faber, 2010. 1st. UK edn. (8)452pp. Signed by the author. Binding slightly cocked otherwise a fine copy in d/w. (Stock ref 3487) £15.00

 

  1. Carey, Peter.: True History of the Kelly Gang. London: Faber & Faber, 2001. 1st. UK edn. 350(8)pp. Signed by the author on half-title. Map loosely inserted. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3606) £25.00

 

  1. Cohen, Marvin.: The Self-Devoted Friend. London: Rapp & Carroll, 1967. 1st. UK edn. 150pp. Inscribed by the author to verso of half-title. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4195) £25.00

 

  1. Connolly, John.: The Book of Lost Things. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. Bound, uncorrected proof copy, no. 77 of 90 signed by the author. Dark clue cloth gilt, no d/w issued. A near mint copy. (Stock ref 3392) £15.00

 

  1. Cornwell, Patricia D.: The Body Farm. London: Little, Brown & Co., 1994. 1st. edn. (10)324pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3416) £10.00

 

  1. Cornwell, Patricia Daniels: Postmortem London: Macdonald, 1990 1st UK edn. 293 pp. The first in the crime series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Binding has a slight lean and d/w is a trifle rubbed on corners and spine head and tail but, otherwise, a very good copy. (Stock ref 2020) £80.00

 

  1. De Mandiargues, Andre Pieyre.: The Girl Beneath the Lions. London: John Calder, 1963. 1st.Uk p/b edn. 112pp. Pictorial card covers a little rubbed and dust marked otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3949) £8.00

 

  1. Doblin, Alfred.: The Three Leaps of Wang Lun Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991. 1st. edn. in English. xxxi, 419pp. Translated from the German and with an introduction by C. D. Godwin. D/w very slightly rubbed along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4773) £15.00

 

  1. Drabble, Margaret.: The Waterfall. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969. 1st. edn. 255pp. Binding very slightly cocked and d/w a trifle rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4707) £4.50

 

  1. Dunn, Douglas.: Boyfriends and Girlfriends. London: Faber & Faber, 1995. 1st. edn. (8)262pp. The author’s second collection of short stories. D/w just ashowing a little shelf wear. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3365) £4.00

 

  1. Durrell, Lawrence.: Balthazar. London: Faber and Faber, 1958. 2nd. impression. 250pp. The second title in the “Alexandria Quartet”. D/w faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4363) £30.00

 

  1. Durrell, Lawrence.: Clea. London: Faber and Faber, 1960. 1st. edn. 287pp. The final volume of the “Alexandria Quartet”. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4365) £50.00

 

  1. Durrell, Lawrence.: Mountolive. London: Faber and Faber, 1958. 1st. edn. 320pp. The third title in the “Alexandria Quartet”. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4364) £30.00

 

  1. Durrell, Lawrence.: Sauve Qui Peut. London: Faber & Faber, 1966. 1st. edn. 82pp. Drawings by Nicoaas Bentley. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4367) £8.00

 

  1. Durrell, Lawrence.: Stiff Upper Lip. London: Faber & Faber, 1958. 1st. edn. 94pp. Drawings by Nicolas Bentley. Some foxing to epp. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4366) £18.00

 

  1. Fleming, Ian.: The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 1st. edn. 221pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3216) £90.00

 

  1. Forester, C. S.: The Peacemaker London: William Heinemann, 1934 1st. edn. Stamped “The R. P. Libraries” (with an address) on title page and p1. Some light foxing throughout text and on edges. Green cloth gilt boards with a slight lean. Very slightly grubby d/w just showing some rubbing on corners. A very good copy. (Stock ref 1944) £500.00

 

  1. Forester, C. S.: Two-and-Twenty London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1931 1st. edn. Some light foxing to prelims and foredge. Blue cloth boards faded at spine head and tail and witha slight lean. D/w with several small, closed tears and slight chipping to corners and spine head where there is some very minor loss. Overall, a very good copy. (Stock ref 1943) £500.00

 

  1. Francis, Dick: Odds Against London: Michael Joseph, 1965 1st. edn. 256 pp. Binding with a very slight lean. D/w with three tiny tears at spine head and tail otherwise a near fine copy. (Stock ref 1947) £90.00

 

  1. Gardner, John.: Licence Renewed. London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. 1st. edn. 270pp. Inscribed by the author. All pp lightly tanned. D/w with one small, closed tear in bottom edge of front panel otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3481) £100.00

 

  1. Golding, William: Close Quarters London: Faber & Faber, 1987 1st. edn. (4) 281 pp. The second book in the “Rites of Passage” trilogy. D/w a trifle dust marked and rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4711) £6.00

 

  1. Golding, william: Lord of the Flies London: Faber & Faber, 1955 3rd imp. 248 pp. Red cloth binding with a slight lean. Ep’s showing some light foxing which doesn’t affect text-block. Neat ownership inscription to ffep. Price-clipped d/w a little rubbed on edges, particularly to spine head where there is some minimal loss. Overall, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 1770) £100.00

 

  1. Golding, William.: Rites of Passage. London: Faber & Faber, 1980. 1st. edn. (4)278pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4712) £7.50

 

  1. Golding, William.: The Spire. London: Faber & Faber, 1964. 1st. edn. 223pp. Some light spotting to top edge of text block and binding very slightly cocked otherwise a very sound copy in a clean and bright d/w. (Stock ref 4428) £40.00

 

  1. Grass, Gunter.: From the Diary of a Snail. London: Secker & Warburg, 1974. 1st. UK edn. (6)310pp. B/w frontis. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. D/w very slightly faded on spine and rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4710) £6.00

 

  1. Grass, Gunter.: Local Anaesthetic. London: Secker& Warburg, 1970. 1st. UK edn. (4)284pp. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. D/w slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4709) £6.00

 

  1. Gray, Alasdair.: Poor Things. London: Bloomsbury, 1992. 1st. edn. xiv(2)317pp. B/w illus. D/w rather faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3609) £5.00

 

  1. Greene, Graham.: Our Man in Havana. London: William Heinemann, 1958. 1st. edn. (6)273pp. All pp lightly tanned. Binding slightly cocked. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4426) £50.00

 

  1. Hemingway, Ernest.: Islands in the Stream. London: Collins, 1970. 1st. edn. 398pp. D/w faded on soine and rubbed and creased on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4372) £5.00

 

  1. Herbert, James.: Sepulchre. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. 1st. edn. 316pp. All pp tanned and binding very slightly cocked otherwise a fine copy in a similar d/w. (Stock ref 3618) £5.00

 

  1. Herbert, James.: The Secret of Crickley Hall. London: Macmillan, 2006. 1st. edn. 600pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3619) £5.00

 

  1. Hill, Susan.: The Woman in Black: a ghost story. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983. 1st. edn. (10) 160pp. B/w illus. by John Lawrence. Green boards slightly faded around edges and a small stain to top edge of text block. Price-clipped d/w slightly faded on spine and very slightly rubbed on edges and with a small, closed tear in bottom edge of back panel. Overall, a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3393) £60.00

 

  1. Huxley, Aldous:: Those Barren Leaves. London, Chatto & Windus, 1925. 1st. edn. 380 pp. Brown cloth very slightly rubbed on extremities else a nice, clean copy. (Stock ref 3204) £15.00

 

  1. Isherwood, Christopher.: A Meeting by the River. London: Methuen, 1967. 1st. edn. 160pp. D/w slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3639) £5.00

 

  1. Ishiguro, Kazuo: An Artist of the Floating World London: Faber & Faber, 1986 1st. edn. 206 pp. The first issue printed by Butler & Tanner Ltd. D/w just showing a tiny bit of creasing at spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1949) £90.00

 

  1. Ishiguro, Kazuo.: Nocturnes: five stories of music and nightfall. London: Faber & Faber, 2009. 1st. edn. (8)221pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4643) £15.00

 

  1. Jacobs, W.W.:: At Sunwich Port. London: George Newnes, 1902. 1st. edn. viii, 292 pp. plus 4 pp. adverts. 16 b/w illus. by Will Owen. Inscribed by the author ” To Mrs.W.W.Owen, these pictures by her husband and words by W.W.Jacobs May 1902″. Dec. cloth bds., slightly rubbed on extremities else a very good, bright copy. (Stock ref 3206) £45.00

 

  1. Jacobs, W.W.:: Night Watches. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. 1st. edn. vi, 247 pp. Illus. by Stanley Davis in black,white and sepia. Inscribed by the author “To W.W.Owen with all regards W.W.Jacobs Oct.1914”. Pictorial cloth bds. somewhat grubby and slightly rubbed on extremities else a very good copy. (Stock ref 3208) £40.00

 

  1. James, P. D.: Innocent Blood. London: Faber & Faber, 1980. 1st. edn. 276pp. All pp slightly tanned and top edge of text block rather spotted. Price-clipped d/w slightly faded on spine othjerwise a very good, clean copy. (Stock ref 3335) £7.50

 

  1. Johns, Captain W. E.: Biggles in the Terai London: Brockhampton Press, 1966 1st edn. 176 pp. D/w just showing a little rubbing to spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1739) £200.00

 

  1. Johnson, B. S.: House Mother Normal: a geriatric comedy. Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books, 1984. 1st. P/B edn. 204pp. Label of the author’s literary agents, MBA, on half-title. Pictorial card covers a trifle rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3678) £10.00

 

  1. Kennedy, Margaret.: The Forgotten Smile. London: Macmillan & Co., 1961. 1st. edn. (8)263pp. Neat ownership signature and date to ffep. D/w rather rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3615) £5.00

 

  1. Kohler, Pauline: I Was Hitler’s Maid London: John Long, (1940) 128 pp. plus 24 pp. publisher’s list. Portrait frontis. No publishing year is given but 15/2/40 has been pencilled on rear pastedown. This controversial book appears to be fictional and may be the work of someone associated with the British Intelligence Services for propaganda purposes. Some light tanning throughout and some spotting to edges of the textblock. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges with a small nick in spine head otherwise a clean bright copy. (Stock ref 2832) £50.00

 

  1. Kurkov, Andrey.: The Case of the General’s Thumb. London: The Harvill Press, 2003. 1st. P/B edn. (6)184pp. Signed by the author on title page. Pictorial card covers showing minimal shelf wear otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3584) £7.50

 

  1. Lanchester, John.: The Debt to Pleasure. London: Picador, 1996. 1st. edn. (8)232pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3612) £7.50

 

  1. Lewis, Wyndham.: The Apes of God. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1965. 1st. Penguin edn. 650pp. All pp rather tanned. Pictorial card covers slightly rubbed on edges and with a small stain to back panel otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3781) £15.00

 

  1. Loos, Anita.: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: the illuminating diary of a professional lady. London: Brentano’s, 1926. Edn. limited to one thousand copies signed by the author. 217pp. B/w illus. by Ralph Barton. aeg. Ownership inscription to ffep.Blue cloth boards just showing a little shelf wear and gilt spine lettering a trifle dull otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3718) £140.00

 

  1. Malamud, Bernard.: Dubin’s Lives. London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. 1st. UK edn. (6)362pp. D/w slightly rubbed and worn on corners and edges with two small, closed tears at spine head. otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4705) £5.00

 

  1. Mantel, Hilary.: Bring up the Bodies. London: Fourth Estate, 2012. 1st. edn., 1st printing. xiii(5)411pp. D/w a little rubbed and creased on sedges otherwise a very clean, brigght copy. (Stock ref 3418) £8.00

 

  1. Mantel, Hilary.: Wolf Hall. London: Fourth Estate, 2009. 1st. edn., 1st printing. xviii, 653pp. D/w very slightly sunned on spine and a little rubbed and creased on edges with a small, closed tear in bottom spine crease of back panel. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3417) £95.00

 

  1. Maron, Monika.: Flight of the Ashes. London: Readers International, 1986. 1st. UK edn. (4)188pp. Translated frrom the German by David Newton Marinelli. Pictorial card covers a trifle rubbed and creased on front panel otherwose a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3950) £10.00

 

  1. McDermid, Val.: Killing the Shadows. London: HarperCollins, 2000. 1st. edn. (8)423pp. Signed by the author. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3488) £10.00

 

  1. McDermid, Val:: Kick Back. London: Victor Gollancz, 1993. 1st. edn. 211 pp. The second Kate Brannigan title. Very slightly marked on the bottom edge of the front bd. else a fine copy in d/w. (Stock ref 3209) £25.00

 

  1. McEwan, Ian: Black Dogs London: Jonathan Cape, 1992 1st. edn. 174 pp. Signed by author on title page. D/w very slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1951) £25.00

 

  1. McEwan, Ian.: Atonement. London: Jonathan Cape, 2001. 1st. edn. (8)372pp. Binding very slightly cocked. D/w just showing a little edge wear otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3959) £7.50

 

  1. McEwan, Ian.: On Chesil Beach. London: Jonathan Cape, 2007. 1st. edn. (6)166pp. D/w very slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3977) £5.00

 

  1. McEwan, Ian.: The Children Act. London: Jonathan Cape, 2014. 1st. edn. (8)216pp. Signed by the author on title page. Binding slightly cocked. D/w slightly dust marked otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4584) £15.00

 

  1. Moore, Brian.: The Statement. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. 1st. edn. (6)217pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4074) £4.00

 

  1. Munro, Alice.: Selected Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996. 1st. edn. 545pp plus 3pp publisher’s list. D/w very slightly faded on spine slightly rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4718) £15.99

 

  1. Murakami, Haruki.: 1Q84: book three. London: Harvill Secker, 2011. 1st. UK edn. 364pp. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Edges of text-block lightly tanned. D/w, a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4799) £8.00

 

  1. Murakami, Haruki.: Kafka on the Shore London: The Harvill Press, 2005. 1st. UK edn. (6)505pp. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. D/w slightly dust marked and with a tiny, closed tear in crease of front fold-in otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3300) £15.00

 

  1. Murakami, Haruki.: Norwegian Wood. London: The Harvill Press, 2000. 2nd. imp. Two vols.,(8)247,(6)247pp. Card covers in gold card box. Both P/B ‘s are in mint condition and the box three tiny dents in back panel and some very minor rubbing on edges. (Stock ref 3651) £20.00

 

  1. Murdoch, Iris.: The Green Knight. London: Chatto & Windus, 1993. 1st. edn. (8)472pp. D/w with two tiny tears in bottom edge of front panel otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3867) £5.00

 

  1. Niffenegger, Audrey.: The Time Traveler’s Wife. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004. 1st. UK edn. (6)528(4)pp. Edges of text block lightly tanned. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4585) £15.00

 

  1. O’Brien, Edna.: August is a Wicked Month London: Jonanthan Cape, 1965. 1st. edn. 221pp. with an inscription, dated Sept. ’65, signed by the author. The binding is very slightly cocked and the d/w is somewhat faded on spine and a trifle rubbed on edges. Otherwise a clean, sound copy of the author’s fourth novel. (Stock ref 3604) £30.00

 

  1. O’Brien, Edna.: Casualties of Peace. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. 1st. edn. 187pp. Binding slightly cocked otherwise a fine copy in similar d/w. (Stock ref 3225) £8.00

 

  1. Oates, Joyce Carol.: The Falls. London: Fourth Estate, 2004. 1st. UK edn. xiv, 481pp. Edges of text block very slightly tanned and bottom corners of boards slightly bumped otherwise a near fine copy in similar state d/w. (Stock ref 3398) £9.00

 

  1. Oz, Amos.: Don’t Call it Night. London: Chatto & Windus, 1995. 1st. UK edn. (6)200pp. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. All pp lightly tanned. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3614) £6.00

 

  1. Oz, Amos.: Fima New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1993. 1st. edn. (in English). (12)322pp. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. Signed by the author on title page. Black felt-tip mark on bottom edge of text block. D/w faded on spine otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3605) £20.00

 

  1. Oz, Amos.: To Know a Woman. London: Chatto & Windus, 1991. 1st. UK edn. (4)265pp. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. All pp lightly tanned. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3613) £5.00

 

  1. Peake, Mervyn.: Gormenghast. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1968. New edn. 511pp. B/w illus. by the author. Part two of the Gormenghast trilogy. D/w a trifle dust marked and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4715) £20.00

 

  1. Peake, Mervyn.: Titus Alone. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970. New edn. 263pp. B/w illus. by the author. The final part of the Gormenghast trilogy. D/w slightly tanned abd with a closed tear in bottom edge of front panel otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4716) £12.00

 

  1. Peake, Mervyn.: Titus Groan. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1968. New edn. (6)506pp. B/w illus. by the author. Part one of the Gormenghast trilogy. D/w rather rubbed on edges with one or two small, closed tears otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4714) £15.00

 

  1. Peters, Ellis: The Heretic’s Apprentice. London: Headline,1989. 1st edn. 279pp. all pp very lightly tanned on margins. D/w, a very good copy. (Stock ref 3224) £5.00

 

  1. Pope, Dudley.: Ramage and the Guillotine. London: The Alson Press/Secker & Warburg, 1975. 1st. edn. (6)286pp. Ownership signature to ffep. All pp lightly tanned, binding very slightly cocked. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3406) £10.00

 

  1. Pope, Dudley.: Ramage’s Diamond. London: The Alison Press/Secker & Warburg, 1976. 1st. edn. (8)305pp. Map. Binding somewhat cocked. D/w a little rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3800) £6.50

 

  1. Pope, Dudley.: Ramage’s Mutiny. London: The Alison Press/Secker & Warburg, 1977. 1st. edn. (8)232pp. Map. Binding very slightly cocked. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges and with spine slightly faded otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3405) £7.50

 

  1. Pope, Dudley.: Ramage’s Prize. London: The Alison Press/Secker & Warburg, 1974. 1st. edn. (8)344pp.Map, Dinding slightly cocked. D//w rubbed on edges and corners and slightly faded on spine otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3407) £7.50

 

  1. Powell, Anthony: Agents and Patients London: Duckworth, 1936 1st. edn. 272 pp plus 3 pp publisher’s adverts. The binding has a slight lean and there is spotting to the top of the text block. D/w is dust marked and has a small nick in the fold between the spine head and front panel. Overall, a very good copy of the author’s fourth novel. (Stock ref 2408) £4000.00

 

  1. Powys, John Cowper.: Wood and Stone. London: William Heinemann, 1915. 1st. edn. xiv, 722pp. All pp lightly tanned. Blue cloth boards with gilt titling slightly bumped on corners and with a crease in front panel. There is a small split in the spine head and a larger one at the bottom of the back panel hinge otherwise this is a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3221) £95.00

 

  1. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea London: Andre Deutsch, 1966 1st. edn. 190 pp. Introduced by Francis Wyndham. Fox spotting to edges of text block and some spotting to endpapers with ffep being particularly affected. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, bright copy of this author’s best known work. (Stock ref 2499) £100.00

 

  1. Ross, Leonard Q.: The Education of Hyman Kaplan. London: Constable & Co., 1937. 1st. UK edn. 175pp. Illustrated by C. Keeling. Binding cocked. D/e very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3217) £30.00

 

  1. Rushdie, Salman.: The Satanic Verses. London: Viking, 1988. 1st. edn. (10)547pp. D/w faded on spine and slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy.. (Stock ref 4407) £15.00

 

  1. Rushdie, Salman.: The Satanic Verses. London: Viking, 1988. Uncorrected advanced proof copy. (10)547pp. All pp slightly tanned. Card covers somewhat rubbed with creases to spine and back panel otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3626) £125.00

 

  1. Saint-Exupery, Antoine de,: Flight to Arras. London: William Heinemann, 1955. New edn. (6)164pp. 24 b/w illus. by Laurence Irving. D/w slightly chipped and worn on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4699) £10.00

 

  1. Saramago, Jose.: Skylight. London: Harvill Secker, 2014. 1st. UK edn. xiii, 205pp. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. Binding slightly cocked. D/w very slightly dust marked on back copy otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4798) £15.00

 

  1. Sassoon, Siegfried: Sherston’s Progress London: Faber & Faber, 1936 1st. edn. 280 pp. The final part of the Sherston trilogy. The binding has a slight lean. “Evening Standard” book of the month wrap-around band. D/w a little chipped and worn on corners otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 2021) £80.00

 

  1. Saunders, Edith: Fanny Penquite London: Oxford University Press, 1932 1st. edn. 43 pp. Six cold. plates by the author, dust-wrapper design by Lynton Lamb. D/w with a few small tears otherwise a very clean, bright copy (Stock ref 1551) £50.00

 

  1. Sillitoe, Alan.: The Second Chance. London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. 1st. edn. 219pp. Inscribed by the author on title page. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4193) £20.00

 

  1. Styles, Showell.: His was the Fire. London: Faber & Faber, 1956. 1st. edn. 283pp. Price-clipped d/w slightly sunned on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3218) £20.00

 

  1. Swift, Graham.: Out of This World. London: Viking, 1988. 1st. edn. 208pp. Signed by the author on title page. All pp slightly tanned. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3391) £10.00

 

  1. Thirkell, Angela.: Love at All Ages. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1959. 1st. edn. 312pp. D/w a little rubbed on edges with one small, closed tear at spine head. A very good, clean copy. (Stock ref 3643) £10.00

 

  1. Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1968. Reprint. 317pp. Cold. and b/w illus by the author. Price-clipped d/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4423) £45.00

 

  1. Toole, John Kennedy.: A Confederacy of Dunces. London: Allen Lane, 1981. 1st. UK edn. (12)338pp. Binding slightly cocked. small ownership signature to ffep.D/w dust marked and slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4713) £30.00

 

  1. Tyler, Anne.: Vinegar Girl. London: Hogarth Shakespeare, 2016. 1st. UK edn. 233pp. Signed by the author on the title page. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4396) £20.00

 

  1. Unsworth, Barry.: Stone Virgin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. 1st. US edn. 309pp. D/w rather rubbed on corners and with a tear to top edge of back panel otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3625) £5.00

 

  1. Unsworth, Barry.: The Big Day. New York: Mason Charter, 1977. 1st. US edn. 181pp. D/w very slightly creased at spine head and tail otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3622) £9.00

 

  1. Unsworth, Barry.: The Rage of the Vulture. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. 1st. US edn. 443pp. D/w very slightly faded on spine and a little creased at spine head and tail. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3624) £10.00

 

  1. Updike, John.: Trust Me: stories London: Andre Deutsch, 1987. 1st. UK edn. (6)249pp. D/w somewhat sunned otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 3668) £6.00

 

  1. Vaculik, Ludvik.: The Guinea Pigs. New York: Penguin Books, 1975. 1st. Penguin edn. xiii, 167pp plus 8pp publisher’s list. Introduction by Neal Ascherson, translated by Kaca Polackova. Ownership signature to half-title. All pp slightly tanned. Pictorial card covers slightly rubbed on edges with some minor loss to bottom edge of front panel. Otherwise, a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3780) £5.00

 

  1. Warner, Rex.: Pericles the Athenian. London: Collins, 1963. 1st. edn. 254pp. D/w somewhat rubbed on edges and frayed at spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4187) £5.00

 

  1. Wells, H. G.: War in the Air: and particularly how Mr. Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. London: George Bell and Sons, 1908. 1st. edn. viii, 389pp plus 2pp publisher’s list. Frontis and 15 more b/w plates. Some foxing restricted to prelims. Blue cloth gilt boards slightly bumped on corners and rubbed on edges with a short split in the spine hinge of the back panel. Overall, a good clean copy. (Stock ref 3222) £120.00

 

  1. Welty, Eudora.: The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. London: Marion Byars, 1981. !st. UK edn. xvi, 662pp. D/w lightly dust marked and very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4704) £30.00

 

  1. Wharton, Edith.: The Bucanneers. London: Fourth Estate, 1993. 1st. UK edn. (8)406pp. Completed by Marion Mainwaring. Neat gift inscription to ffep. Binding slightly cocked. otherwise a very good copy in a near fine d/w. (Stock ref 4706) £8.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: A Fox Under my Cloak. London: Macdonald & Co., 1955. 1st. edn. 415pp. Some spotting to edges of text block. D/w slightly faded on spine and very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4401) £90.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: A Solitary War. London: Macdonald & Co.,1966. 1st. edn. 374pp. plus 4pp publisher’s list. D/w very slightly faded on spine and spotted on back panel otherwise a clea, bright copy. (Stock ref 4406) £10.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: A Test to Destruction. London: Macdonald & Co., 1960. 1st. edn. 461pp plus 3pp publisher’s list. Some spotting to edges of text block. D/w slightly faded on spine and rubbed on corners otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4404) £15.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: Donkey Boy. London: Macdonald & Co., 1952. 1st. edn. 400pp. Gift inscription to ffep. Edge spotting to text block.Binding slightly cocked. Price-clipped d/w rather worn and torn with loss to spine head and adjacent areas of both panels otherwise a good, sound copy. (Stock ref 4399) £15.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: Love and the Loveless. London: Macdonald & Co., 1958. 1st. edn. 384pp. Some spotting to edges of text block. Binding slightly cocked. D/w Slightly faded on spine and Frayed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4402) £12.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: Tarka the Otter: his joyful water-life and death in the country of the two rivers. London: The Bodley Head, 1965. New edn. 233pp. B/w illus. by C. F. Tunnicliffe. Some minor foxing to edges of text block. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges and showing some light dust-marking otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4368) £10.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: The Golden Virgin. London: Macdonald & Co., 1957. 1st. edn. 448pp. Some spotting to edges of text block. Binding slightly cocked. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4403) £15.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry.: The Patriot’s Progress. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1930. 2nd. reprint. (10)194pp. Lino-cuts by William Kermode. Fox spotting to edges of text block Tanned d/w a trifle rubbed on edges with three small, closed tears otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4369) £10.00

 

  1. Williamson, Henry:: Salar the Salmon. London, Faber & Faber, 1935. 1st. edn. 319 pp. Cold. d/w design by C.F. Tunnicliffe. D/w a trifle rubbed on extremities, some minor loss to spine head and slightly dulled overall. Generally a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 93) £50.00

 

  1. Wintersonm, Jeanette.: The Gap of Time. London: Hogarth, 2015. 1st. edn. xvi(2)291pp. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3966) £7.50

 

  1. Wodehouse, P.G.: Bill the Conqueror London: Methuen, 1933 13th. edn. viii, 312 pp. Some foredge spotting. D/w a little discoloured and rubbed on edges but, overall, a very good copy. (Stock ref 1294) £35.00

 

  1. Wright, Brian: Penge Papers: confessions of an unwaged, metropolitan househusband. London: Souvenir Press, 1985. 1st. edn. 128pp. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3665) £8.50

 

  1. Xiaolu, Guo.: I am China. London: Chatto & Windus, 2014. 1st. edn. (8)373pp. Signed by the author on title page. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4657) £12.00