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1972 Where is the Withered Man by John Creasey First American Edition
1972 Where is the Withered Man by John Creasey First American Edition

Price: £13.99

A World War II thriller by prolific author John Creasey. First American edition.

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1972-4 3vols A Collection of Three Novels by P G Wodehouse
1972-4 3vols A Collection of Three Novels by P G Wodehouse

Price: £95.00

A collection of three novels by P. G. Wodehouse.The set consists of: The Golf Omnibus, The World of Psmith and The World of Mr. Mulliner.The Golf Omnibus is a collection of thirty-one stories, Mr. Mulliner 'is surely one of P. G. Wodehouse's...

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1973 A Cleft of Stars by Geoffrey Jenkins First Edition South Africa Diamonds
1973 A Cleft of Stars by Geoffrey Jenkins First Edition South Africa Diamonds

Price: £34.99

A novel of South African diamonds. First edition. With maps to both endpapers.

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1973 Deviant Death by Gwen Moffat First Edition
1973 Deviant Death by Gwen Moffat First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition detective novel by British climber and writer Gwen Moffat. "The second novel, set in the Derbyshire dales, by an author with an established reputation for her vivid evocation of the countryside." "Now she establishes...

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1973 Flashman at the Charge Flasman Papers 1st Edition George MacDonald Fraser
1973 Flashman at the Charge Flasman Papers 1st Edition George MacDonald Fraser

Price: £185.00

A first edition of the fourth novel in George MacDonald's renowned Flashman series. "From the Flashman Papers, 1854-1855." Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper and maps to the endpapers. In 1966 Fraser got the idea to...

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1973 Golden Soak Hammond Innes First Edition
1973 Golden Soak Hammond Innes First Edition

Price: £17.99

A first edition of this thrilling novel about a paleontologist's search for the origins of man in Europe. Featuring an illustrated map of Western Australia, coloured illustrated maps to endpapers, and original dustwrapper....

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1973 IRIS MURDOCH The Black Prince Novel D/J 1ST
1973 IRIS MURDOCH The Black Prince Novel D/J 1ST

Price: £69.99

Hardbound volume in purple boards with fully intact dustjacket. Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born English author and philosopher, best known for her stories regarding ethical and sexual...

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1973 P G Wodehouse Bachelors Anonymous First Edition Dustwrapper
1973 P G Wodehouse Bachelors Anonymous First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

A first edition of this novel by P G Wodehouse.Bachelors Anonymous follows mogul Ivor Llewellyn and his lawyer Ephraim Trout establishing a support group for bachelors.

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1973 The Case of the Careless Cupid E. S. Gardner Perry Mason First Edition
1973 The Case of the Careless Cupid E. S. Gardner Perry Mason First Edition

Price: £23.99

The first British edition of this thrilling detective novel featuring renowned protagonist, Perry Mason. With original unclipped and illustrated dustwrapper. "Mason defends a wealthy widow who is accused of murdering...

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1973 The Farthest Shore Ursula le Guin First Edition in Dustwrapper
1973 The Farthest Shore Ursula le Guin First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of the final installment in le Guin's Earthsea trilogy. A strange, inexplicable malaise is spreading throughout Earthsea. Magic is losing its power; songs are being forgotten; people and animals are sickening...

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1973 The Riverside Villas Murder by Kingsley Amis First Edition
1973 The Riverside Villas Murder by Kingsley Amis First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Kingsley Amis."The hero of Mr Amis's new flesh-with-blood novel is a fourteen-year-old boy hovering hopefully on the brink between inexperience and initiation.""Kingsley Amis gives us another...

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1973 The Silver Mistress by Peter O'Donnell First edition with Dustwrapper
1973 The Silver Mistress by Peter O'Donnell First edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £99.99

A thriller by Peter O'Donnell in which Tarrant of the British Intelligence us kidnapped and faces weeks of interrogation. First edition in a price-clipped dustwrapper Peter O'Donnell is also the author of 'Modesty Blaise'.

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1973 The Strawberry Marten by Pauline Glen Winslow First Edition
1973 The Strawberry Marten by Pauline Glen Winslow First Edition

Price: £24.99

A first edition of The Strawberry Marten by Pauline Glen Winslow."A first novel that is strange and compulsive.""We believe that this book, gripping and deeply moving, introduces a new novelist of a most unusual talent."

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1973 Upon the Sweeping Floor by Joyce Carol Oates First UK Edition
1973 Upon the Sweeping Floor by Joyce Carol Oates First UK Edition

Price: £69.99

A first UK edition of this collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well...

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1974 A Quiet War by John Browning First Edition
1974 A Quiet War by John Browning First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this novel by James Browning."The stage for this novel of high espionage stretches world-wide, covering the whole of South-east Asia, and involving Australian, American, British, and French interests.""But the...

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1974 Elsewhere and the Gathering of the Clowns by James RooseEvans First Edition
1974 Elsewhere and the Gathering of the Clowns by James RooseEvans First Edition

Price: £34.99

An illustrated first edition of this novel by James Roose-Evans. Illustrated by Brian Robb. "In this, the fourth Odd and Elsewhere story, Brian Robb's delightful drawings again interpret the characters with warmth and humour." James...

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1974 Face Me When You Walk Away by Brian Freemantle First Edition
1974 Face Me When You Walk Away by Brian Freemantle First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of Face Me When You Walk Away by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton,...

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1974 First Edition The Horn of Roland Illustrated Ellis Peters Alps Romance
1974 First Edition The Horn of Roland Illustrated Ellis Peters Alps Romance

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this story of death and romance set in the Alps by famed British author, Edith May Pargeter OBE.Includes an illustrated plate with a map of the Himmelhof and Gries-Am-See area.The past comes back to haunt...

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1974 George Macdonald Fraser McAuslan in the Rough First Edition
1974 George Macdonald Fraser McAuslan in the Rough First Edition

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this collection of short stories from George MacDonald Fraser. Including Bo Geesty, Parfit Gentil Knight, But, and many others.

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1974 Isaac Asimov The Rest of the Robots First Edition Second Impression Signed
1974 Isaac Asimov The Rest of the Robots First Edition Second Impression Signed

Price: £340.00

A signed first edition second impression of this work by Isaac Asimov.Signed by the author.The Rest of the Robots is a collection of eight short stories and two full length novels centered on positronic robots, part of Asimov's Robot...

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1974 Jericho Road Claud Cockburn First Edition
1974 Jericho Road Claud Cockburn First Edition

Price: £22.99

A smart copy of this fictional work based on self-discovery, societies barriers, and political stress. First edition. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper, by Betty Eberl.

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1974 McAuslan in the Rough George Macdonald Fraser Advanced Proof Copy
1974 McAuslan in the Rough George Macdonald Fraser Advanced Proof Copy

Price: £175.00

An uncorrected proof copy of this collection of short stories from George MacDonald Fraser. With handwritten details to the front board.

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1974 Mr Pettigrew's Harvest Festival First edition by Leonard Clark illustrated
1974 Mr Pettigrew's Harvest Festival First edition by Leonard Clark illustrated

Price: £19.99

A charming short story about Mr Pettigrew the Reverend of St. Mary's Church in Little Stockholm which is actually located in Dorset. First edition. Illustrated throughout by Toffee Sanders.

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1974 P.G. Wodehouse Aunts Aren't Gentlemen First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1974 P.G. Wodehouse Aunts Aren't Gentlemen First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £99.99

The first edition of this Jeeves and Bertie story by Wodehouse. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 14 February 1975) was an English humorist whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics...

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1974 P.G. Wodehouse Aunts Aren't Gentlemen Original Dustwrapper First Edition
1974 P.G. Wodehouse Aunts Aren't Gentlemen Original Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £99.99

The first edition of this Jeeves and Bertie story by Wodehouse. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 14 February 1975) was an English humorist whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics...

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1974 P.G. Wodehouse The World of Psmith First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1974 P.G. Wodehouse The World of Psmith First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

This humorous typically Wodehouse farce is the introductory novel to his renowned Psmith series.First edition.

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1974 Peter Benchley Jaws First English Edition First Impression Movie History
1974 Peter Benchley Jaws First English Edition First Impression Movie History

Price: £125.00

An attractive copy of this exceptional collectible in movie history.First English edition, first impression.Benchley co-wrote the screenplay with Carl Gottlieb (along with the uncredited Howard Sackler and John Milius, who provided...

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1974 Spy Story Len Deighton Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper
1974 Spy Story Len Deighton Espionage First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first American edition of this thrilling spy novel by writer Len Deighton. Leonard Cyril Deighton (born 18 February 1929, Marylebone, London) is a British military historian, cookery writer, and novelist. He is perhaps...

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1974 The Gooseberry Fool James McClure with Original Dustwrapper First Edition
1974 The Gooseberry Fool James McClure with Original Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £59.99

An uncommon copy of James McClure's thrilling work of crime fiction. First edition. Part of his renowned Kramer and Zondi series.

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1974 The Horn of Roland First Edition Illustrated Ellis Peters Alps Romance
1974 The Horn of Roland First Edition Illustrated Ellis Peters Alps Romance

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this story of death and romance set in the Alps by famed British author, Edith May Pargeter OBE.Includes an illustrated plate with a map of the Himmelhof and Gries-Am-See area.The past comes back to haunt...

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1974 The Horn of Roland Illustrated First Edition Ellis Peters Alps Romance
1974 The Horn of Roland Illustrated First Edition Ellis Peters Alps Romance

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this story of death and romance set in the Alps by famed British author, Edith May Pargeter OBE.Includes an illustrated plate with a map of the Himmelhof and Gries-Am-See area.The past comes back to haunt...

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1974 The Malaspiga Exit Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper
1974 The Malaspiga Exit Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

A first edition of Evelyn Anthony's thriller, The Malaspiga Exit. Featuring the original photographic dustwrapper. First writing short stories for periodicals, Evelyn Ward-Thomas gained fame and success with her well-researched...

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1974 The Panther's Eye by Irene Dayton Signed First Edition
1974 The Panther's Eye by Irene Dayton Signed First Edition

Price: £24.00

A signed, first edition book of poetry by Irene Dayton."Irene Dayton's work has been published in poetry journals and literary magazines in the United States, Europe and Japan.""She has been represented in several anthologies and is...

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1974 The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch First Edition
1974 The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch First Edition

Price: £110.00

A first edition of this novel by popular author Iris Murdoch. "Sacred and profane love are related opposites: the one enjoyed renders the other necessary, so that the ever unsatisfied heart swings constantly to and fro." Dame Iris...

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1974 The Withered Man by John Creasey First US Edition WWII British Spy Novel
1974 The Withered Man by John Creasey First US Edition WWII British Spy Novel

Price: £19.99

A tale of WWII espionage. First American edition. John Creasey (17 September 1908 9 June 1973) was an English crime and science fiction writer. The author of more than 600 novels, Creasey published them using 28 different pseudonyms....

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1974 The Zero Stone Andre Norton First English Edition with Dustwrapper
1974 The Zero Stone Andre Norton First English Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

The first English edition of Norton's powerful work of science fiction. With the original illustrated dustwrapper by Robin Jacques.

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1975 First Edition of The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle
1975  First Edition of The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle

Price: £99.99

A first edition of The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton,...

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1975 A Three Pipe Problem Julian Symons Crime Novel in Dustwrapper
1975 A Three Pipe Problem Julian Symons Crime Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

A crime novel about an actor, Sheridan Haynes, famous for his portrayal of Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into solving a crime of his own. Julian Gustave Symons (1912 1994) was a British crime...

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1975 Angels of the Ritz and Other Stories by William Trevor First Edition
1975 Angels of the Ritz and Other Stories by William Trevor First Edition

Price: £330.00

A first edition collection of short stories by William Trevor. William Trevor, KBE (born 24 May 1928), is an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he is widely...

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1975 Charles McCarry The Tears of Autumn First English Edition Espionage
1975 Charles McCarry The Tears of Autumn First English Edition Espionage

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1975 Charles McCarry The Tears of Autumn First UK Edition Espionage
1975 Charles McCarry The Tears of Autumn First UK Edition Espionage

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1975 Flashman in the Great Game George Macdonald Fraser First Edition Novel
1975 Flashman in the Great Game George Macdonald Fraser First Edition Novel

Price: £210.00

The first edition of this historical novel set in India, featuring George Macdonald Fraser's popular character, FlashmanPresented within the frame of the supposedly discovered historical Flashman Papers, this book describes the...

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1975 High Stakes by Dick Francis First Edition
1975 High Stakes by Dick Francis First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition novel by popular writer Dick Francis.Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 14 February 2010) was a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre around horse racing in England,...

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1975 Indecent Exposure by Evelyn Berckman Signed First Edition
1975 Indecent Exposure by Evelyn Berckman Signed First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition of Indecent Exposure by Evelyn Berckman.Evelyn Domenica Berckman (18 October 1900 18 September 1978) was an American author noted for her detective and Gothic horror novels. In addition to her novels and screenplays,...

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1975 Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed First Edition Historical Fiction
1975 Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed First Edition Historical Fiction

Price: £69.99

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1975 Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed Historical Fiction First Edition
1975 Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed Historical Fiction First Edition

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1975 James Tiptree Ten Thousand Lightyears Home Alice Sheldon Science Fiction
1975 James Tiptree Ten Thousand Lightyears Home Alice Sheldon Science Fiction

Price: £35.00

A first UK edition of James Tiptree Jr's science fiction collection Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home.Tiptree was a pen name for Alice Sheldon, a female science fiction writer who was instrumental in breaking down barriers between...

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1975 MOUNTAIN and CAVERNS by Sillitoe
1975 MOUNTAIN and CAVERNS by Sillitoe

Price: £24.99

Lovely collection of Essays including, The Long Piece, Maps, Destiny and Insignificance, Robert Tressell and lots more! Alan Sillitoe (born March 4, 1928) is an English writer, one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s. Sillitoe...

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1975 No Marks for Trying Stella Allan First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper
1975 No Marks for Trying Stella Allan First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper

Price: £42.99

A smart and uncommon copy of this romantic novel, being number fourteen in the Troubadour series. First edition. Neatly signed and personally inscribed by the author; "For Joy and Ellie, in friendship and with love, Stella...

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1975 Ross Thomas The Money Harvest Espionage First Edition Spy Novel
1975 Ross Thomas The Money Harvest Espionage First Edition Spy Novel

Price: £29.99

An uncommon first UK edition of this tense spy thriller from Ross Thomas.Thomas is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics.

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1975 Scully Alan Bleasdale First Edition
1975 Scully Alan Bleasdale First Edition

Price: £59.99

A smart first edition of Alan Bleasdale's first published work. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper, illustrated by Allan Manham. "This novel shows just what it's like to live between the back streets and the new estates...

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1975 Snake James McClure First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1975 Snake James McClure First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

An uncommon copy of James McClure's thrilling work of crime fiction. First edition. Part of his renowned Kramer and Zondi series.

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1975 Snake James McClure with Original Dustwrapper First Edition
1975 Snake James McClure with Original Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £89.99

An uncommon copy of J. I. M. Stewart's thrilling work of crime fiction. First edition. Review copy; with the publisher's compliments slip addressed to the Editor loosely inserted into the front of the work.

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1975 Ted Allbeury The Special Collection First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1975 Ted Allbeury The Special Collection First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this exceptional work of espionage from British author Theodore Edward le Bouthillier Allbeury. Featuring the original dustwrapper.

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1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle Dustwrapper First Edition
1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £79.99

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1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper
1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper

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1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle First Edition First Impression
1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Brian Freemantle First Edition First Impression

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1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle First Edition
1975 The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton,...

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1975 The Seven Per Cent Solution Reminiscences of Dr John Watson Meyer Fiction
1975 The Seven Per Cent Solution Reminiscences of Dr John Watson Meyer Fiction

Price: £17.99

Nicholas Meyer's celebrated pastiche of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Published as a "lost manuscript" of the late Dr. John H. Watson, the book recounts Conan Doyle's legendary detective's recovery from cocaine addiction (with the...

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1975 The Seven Per Cent Solution Reminiscences of Dr John Watson Nicholas Meyer
1975 The Seven Per Cent Solution Reminiscences of Dr John Watson Nicholas Meyer

Price: £17.99

Nicholas Meyer's acclaimed pastiche of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Published as a "lost manuscript" of the late Dr. John H. Watson, the book recounts Holmes' recovery from cocaine addiction (with the help of Sigmund Freud) and...

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1975 The Shadow of a Hawk by James Reeves illustrated by Anne Dalton
1975 The Shadow of a Hawk by James Reeves illustrated by Anne Dalton

Price: £19.99

A beautifully illustrated collection of stories about courtly love and chivalric adventure. James Reeves has adapted these stories for children from Marie De France's 'Lays'. Illustrated throughout by Anne Dalton.

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1975 Threshold by Cornelio Penna trans by Tona and Edward Riggio dustwrapper 1st
1975 Threshold by Cornelio Penna trans by Tona and Edward Riggio dustwrapper 1st

Price: £59.99

A modern Gothic romance and psychological thriller in one, a novel full of suspense and mystery. Cornerlio Penna is the author of "A Menina Morta". Translated by E. A. Riggio with an afterword by him to the rear. In original...

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1976 Brian Freemantle's The November Man First Edition
1976 Brian Freemantle's The November Man First Edition

Price: £89.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton, and has written...

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1976 Dead Low Tide John D. MacDonald First English Edition Dustwrapper
1976 Dead Low Tide John D. MacDonald First English Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

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1976 First Edition David Story Saville Yorkshire Mining Village Second World War
1976 First Edition David Story Saville Yorkshire Mining Village Second World War

Price: £53.00

A first edition of David Storey's Saville.A recipient of the Booker Prize, Storey's novel takes place in the fictional Yorkshire mining town of Saxton during the Second World War and postwar years.

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1976 First Edition of The November Man by Brian Freemantle
1976 First Edition of The November Man by Brian Freemantle

Price: £89.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton, and has written...

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1976 In the Frame Dick Francis Thriller Author's Presentation Copy First Edition
1976 In the Frame Dick Francis Thriller Author's Presentation Copy First Edition

Price: £130.00

A first edition of this thriller by Dick Francis, with an ink inscription by the author to front free endpaper. The inscription reads 'Christmas 1976. John, may all your bets finish right at the top of the 'frame'. Very...

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1976 Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers by Ellis Peters First Edition
1976 Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers by Ellis Peters First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition novel by Ellis Peters. Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (28 September 1913 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was a British author of works in many categories, especially history and historical...

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1976 P G Wodehouse The World of Blandings Dustwrapper First UK Edition
1976 P G Wodehouse The World of Blandings Dustwrapper First UK Edition

Price: £29.00

A first collected edition of these Blandings Castle stories.Blandings Castle is a recurring fictional location in the stories of P G Wodehouse, being the seat of lord Emsworth, and setting for numerous tales and adventures written...

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1976 The Family Arsenal by Paul Theroux First Edition
1976 The Family Arsenal by Paul Theroux First Edition

Price: £44.00

A first edition of this novel by Paul Theroux."This is very much a novel of London - its dog-tracks and hangouts, and its darkest corners from Millwall to Kilburn.""Closely plotted and suspenseful, this elegant thriller is set in the...

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1976 The November Man Brian Freemantle First Edition First Impression
1976 The November Man Brian Freemantle First Edition First Impression

Price: £49.99

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1976 The November Man by Brian Freemantle First Edition
1976 The November Man by Brian Freemantle First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton, and has written...

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1976 The Uncollected Wodehouse edited and Introduced by David A Jasen
1976 The Uncollected Wodehouse edited and Introduced by David A Jasen

Price: £70.00

A scarce copy of The Uncollected Wodehouse, edited and introduced by David A. Jasen.Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge."David A. Jasen, the foremost authority on the life and work of P. G. Wodehouse, and his official biographer, has gathered...

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1976 Twinkle Twinkle Little Spy Len Deighton Uncorrected Proof
1976 Twinkle Twinkle Little Spy Len Deighton Uncorrected Proof

Price: £170.00

An uncorrected proof copy of Len Deighton's thrilling espionage novel, Twinkle Twinkle Little Spy. Leonard Cyril Deighton (1929) is a British military historian, cookery writer, and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy...

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1977 A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters First Edition
1977 A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters First Edition

Price: £1,100.00

A first edition of this Mediaeval Whodunnit by Ellis Peters."This intriguing novel stands out from those contemporary mysteries that find their strength in forensic detail, promiscuous sex and so on.""Ellis Peters is a distinguished...

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1977 A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally Dustwrapper First Edition Signed
1977 A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally Dustwrapper First Edition Signed

Price: £59.99

A first edition of Thomas Keneally's A Victim of the Aurora. Neatly signed by the author to the title page. "This is an astonishingly vivid and convincing evocation of a polar expedition before the First World War; to read it is...

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1977 Archie and the Strict Baptists by John Betjeman First Edition
1977 Archie and the Strict Baptists by John Betjeman First Edition

Price: £85.00

A first edition of Archie and the Strict Baptists by John Betjeman.Illustrated by Phillida Gili."This story of Archibald Ormsby Gore, the bear, was written by John Betjeman for his family."

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1977 Charlie Muffin by Brian Freemantle First Edition
1977 Charlie Muffin by Brian Freemantle First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this novel by Brian Freemantle.Brian Harry Freemantle (born 10 June 1936) is an English thriller and non-fiction writer, known for his 1977 spy novel Charlie M.Freemantle was born in Southampton, and has written...

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1977 Daniel Carney The Wild Geese First UK Edition with Dustwrapper
1977 Daniel Carney The Wild Geese First UK Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £450.00

A first English edition of Carney's renowned novel The Wild Geese.At first Carney could not get the novel published, but for a chance meeting with film producer Euan Lloyd. Lloyd loved the story, about mercenaries in Africa on...

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1977 Edmund Cooper Richard Avery The Expendables Volume I First Dustwrapper
1977 Edmund Cooper Richard Avery The Expendables Volume I First Dustwrapper

Price: £22.00

A first edition of this work by Edmund Cooper.Edmund Cooper was an English poet and prolific writer of speculative fiction.

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1977 George MacDonald Fraser Flashman's Lady Flasman Papers 1st Edition
1977 George MacDonald Fraser Flashman's Lady Flasman Papers 1st Edition

Price: £120.00

A first edition of the sixth novel in George MacDonald's renowned Flashman series."From the Flashman Papers, 1842-1845."Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper and maps to the endpapers.In 1966 Fraser got the idea to turn...

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1977 Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean First Edition Dustwrapper
1977 Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of MacLean's popular thrller which is set in the United States. An Islamic terrorist kidnaps nuclear scientists and steals radioactive material from a nuclear power plant. The plot focuses on the plan of the...

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1977 Grey Mane of Morning Joy Chant First Edition
1977 Grey Mane of Morning Joy Chant First Edition

Price: £50.00

A First Edition of this novel by Chant.Joy Chant is a british fantasy writer. This is the second of the House of Kendreth novels.

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1977 James Hadley Chase My Laugh Comes Last First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1977 James Hadley Chase My Laugh Comes Last First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

The first English edition of this thrilling first novel from James Hadley Chase."James Hadley Chase tells the story as only he can. Don't go to bed with this one, unless you want to stay awake all night."With the original illustrated...

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1977 Kyd for Hire by Hyde Harris First Edition
1977 Kyd for Hire by Hyde Harris First Edition

Price: £64.99

A first edition crime novel by Hyde Harris. "The first book in a new series by an author who deliberately invites comparison with Dashiel Hammett & Raymond Chandler." Timothy Hyde Harris (born July 21, 1946) is an American...

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1977 My Laugh Comes Last James Hadley Chase First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1977 My Laugh Comes Last James Hadley Chase First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

The first English edition of this thrilling first novel from James Hadley Chase. "James Hadley Chase tells the story as only he can. Don't go to bed with this one, unless you want to stay awake all night." With the original illustrated...

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1977 P G Wodehouse Sunset at Blandings Dustwrapper First Edition
1977 P G Wodehouse Sunset at Blandings Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £35.00

A first edition of this novel by P G Wodehouse.Sunset at Blandings is an unfinished novel on which Wodehouse was working on when he died in 1975. The story features some recurring Wodehouse characters at the fictional location of Blandings...

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1977 Pat Conroy The Great Santini First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1977 Pat Conroy The Great Santini First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £47.99

A smart first English edition of Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical novel The Great Santini.Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper.The novel explores main character Ben Meecham's growth into manhood, his experiences playing...

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1977 Risk by Dick Francis Author's Presentation Copy Dustwrapper Thriller First
1977 Risk by Dick Francis Author's Presentation Copy Dustwrapper Thriller First

Price: £150.00

A first edition of this crime thriller by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to front free endpaper: 'Christmas 1977. John, very best wishes, Dick Francis.'

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1977 The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1977 The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £150.00

A smart first edition of Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical novel The Great Santini. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper. The novel explores main character Ben Meecham's growth into manhood, his experiences playing basketball...

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1977 The Judas Pair by Jonathan Gash First Edition
1977 The Judas Pair by Jonathan Gash First Edition

Price: £320.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Jonathan Gash. John Grant (born 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire) is an English crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash. He is the author of the Lovejoy series of novels. Grant...

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1977 The Man with the President's Mind Ted Allbeury First Edition Dustwrapper
1977 The Man with the President's Mind Ted Allbeury First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this exceptional work of espionage from British author Theodore Edward le Bouthillier Allbeury. Featuring the original dustwrapper designed by Philip Mann.

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1977 The Secret Lovers Charles McCarry Uncorrected Publisher's Proof Copy 1st Ed
1977 The Secret Lovers Charles McCarry Uncorrected Publisher's Proof Copy 1st Ed

Price: £140.00

A scarce copy of McCarry's The Secret Lovers, being an uncorrected proof copy of the first edition. "Uncorrected Proof Copy on proofing paper and the property of the publisher and not for sale, with provisional publication date...

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1977 The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter Uncommon First Ed Morse
1977 The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter Uncommon First Ed Morse

Price: £575.00

A first edition of this third, and rarest, novel in the Inspector Morse series. In the book, the Oxford Foreign Examinations Syndicate runs school exams in the Persian Gulf and other places with a British connection. The Secretary...

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1977 The Sin Eater Alice Thomas Eliis 1st Edition Dustwrapper Family Gathering
1977 The Sin Eater Alice Thomas Eliis 1st Edition Dustwrapper Family Gathering

Price: £50.00

A handsome first edition of this novel about complicated family relations. The story tells the tale of an family gathering in Wales to attend the death bed of their patriach. It contains themes of family, relationships and secrets....

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1977 The Wild Geese Daniel Carney First English Edition with Dustwrapper
1977 The Wild Geese Daniel Carney First English Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £195.00

A first English edition of Carney's renowned novel The Wild Geese. At first Carney could not get the novel published, but for a chance meeting with film producer Euan Lloyd. Lloyd loved the story, about mercenaries in Africa...

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1977 Tolkein Silmarillion Middle Earth Creation Story Fantasy First Edition
1977 Tolkein Silmarillion Middle Earth Creation Story Fantasy First Edition

Price: £75.00

A first edition of Tolkein's The Silmarillion.Further expanding his fictional universe as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, Tolkein here explains events that took place thousands of years before the eras in which those...

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1977 Treasure by Degrees by David Williams First Edition
1977 Treasure by Degrees by David Williams First Edition

Price: £44.99

A first edition detective novel by David Williams."A tantalising choice of suspects and a perbvasive humour make this indeed a Treasure for the conoisseur."Patrick Cosgrave described Williams' first novel Unholy Writ as "by far the...

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1978 Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper
1978 Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

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1978 Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie by Brian Freemantle First Edition
1978 Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie by Brian Freemantle First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition novel by popular thriller writer Brian Freemantle."Brian Freemantle's hero is an intriguing combination of shambling sentimentality and ruthless efficiency.""An attack on Charlie Muffin must always be paid for, and...

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1978 DAY OF THE DONKEY DERBY Joan FLEMING Collins Crime Club FIRST EDITION
1978 DAY OF THE DONKEY DERBY Joan FLEMING Collins Crime Club FIRST EDITION

Price: £39.99

A fascinating first edition publication of 'The Day of the Donkey Derby' by Joan Fleming (March 1908 - November 1980), a British writer of crime and thriller novels, best known for When I Grow Rich (1962) and Young Man I Think You're...

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1978 First Edition of Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie by Brian Freemantle
1978 First Edition of Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie by Brian Freemantle

Price: £29.99

A first edition novel by popular thriller writer Brian Freemantle."Brian Freemantle's hero is an intriguing combination of shambling sentimentality and ruthless efficiency.""An attack on Charlie Muffin must always be paid for, and...

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1978 In Between the Sheets and other Stories Ian McEwan Somerset Maugham Award
1978 In Between the Sheets and other Stories Ian McEwan Somerset Maugham Award

Price: £160.00

An appealing collection of short stories in which McEwan finds his macabre and talented voice. The stories include Pornography, In Between the Sheets and Pyschopolis.Ian McEwan (1948-) is an established English author, winning the...

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1978 Livia or Buried Alive a Novel by Lawrence Durrell First Edition
1978 Livia or Buried Alive a Novel by Lawrence Durrell First Edition

Price: £190.00

A first edition of Livia or Buried Alive by Lawrence Burrell.Livia, published in 1978 and sub-titled Buried Alive, is the second volume in Lawrence Durrell's The Avignon Quintet. The novel revolves around the novelist Blandford, introduced...

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1978 Rainbow's End Ellis Peters Crime Fiction 1st Edition Dust
1978 Rainbow's End Ellis Peters Crime Fiction 1st Edition Dust

Price: £19.99

A first edition of Ellis Peters' 'Rainbow's End'. 'Rainbow's End' is a murder mystery featuring protagonist George Felse, the newly promoted head of Midshire C.I.D. Ellis Peters (1913 - 1995) was the psuedonym of British author...

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1978 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison First Edition in Dustwrapper
1978 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this novel from Pulitzer-prize winner, Toni Morrison.  It follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American male living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood.

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1978 The Foursome Lionel Black Crime Novel in Dustwrapper
1978 The Foursome Lionel Black Crime Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £13.99

A thrilling crime novel from Lionel Black When George Chapman moves his mistress Gladys into the home he shares with his wife Ella, he expects Ella to accept this new way of life without complaint. What results is, 'an absorbing...

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1978 The London Deal N.J.CRISP
1978 The London Deal N.J.CRISP

Price: £34.99

This first edition crime thriller explores the world of London's gambling and night club scene.   From the writer of many BBC series including Compact, R3, Dixon of Dock Green, Dr Finlay's Casebook, Colditz and Secret...

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1978 The Return Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper
1978 The Return Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A first edition of Evelyn Anthony's thrilling work of espionage, The Return. Featuring the original photographic dustwrapper by Paul Wakefield. First writing short stories for periodicals, Evelyn Ward-Thomas gained fame and...

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1978 The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch First Edition Original Unclipped Dustwrapper
1978 The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch First Edition Original Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £145.00

The first edition of Iris Murdoch's Booker Prize winning novel The Sea, The Sea. A first impression, as indicated by the absence of a stated month to edition notice, which simply states '1978'. Complete with original dustwrapper. ...

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1978 The Virgin in the Garden A. S. Byatt First Edition with Dustwrapper
1978 The Virgin in the Garden A. S. Byatt First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £175.00

A first edition of Dame Antonia Susan Duffy's third novel written under her well know pseudonym A. S. Byatt. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper. Also known for her short stories, Byatt has been influenced by Henry James...

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1978 Trial Run by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation
1978 Trial Run by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation

Price: £115.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to title page reading, 'Christmas 1978. John, very best wishes, Dick Francis'. With a map of Moscow to endpapers.

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1978 Uncorrected Proof Mrs Gaskell's Tales Of Mystery And Horror Edited Ashley
1978 Uncorrected Proof Mrs Gaskell's Tales Of Mystery And Horror Edited Ashley

Price: £24.99

A scarce uncorrected proof of Mrs Gaskell's Tales of Mystery and Horror edited by Michael Ashley. In paper wraps.Containing The Old Nurse's Story, The Squire's Story, The Scholar's Story, The Doom of the Griffifth, The...

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1979 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Collins Crime Club First Edition
1979  Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Collins Crime Club First Edition

Price: £46.99

A thrilling work of crime fiction being "the latest and liveliest in the criminous chronicles of Calleshire." Published for The Crime Club; being the first edition. With original illustrated dustwrapper.

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1979 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird First Edition Collins Crime Club
1979  Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird First Edition Collins Crime Club

Price: £34.99

A thrilling work of crime fiction being "the latest and liveliest in the criminous chronicles of Calleshire." Published for The Crime Club; being the first edition. With original illustrated dustwrapper.

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1979 & 1986 2vol John Creasey's CRIME COLLECTION
1979 & 1986 2vol John Creasey's CRIME COLLECTION

Price: £24.99

Nice clean copied of John Creasey's Crime Collection. Crime Anthology. First editions. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. One of the dust wrappers is clipped. John Creasey (1908-1973) was a prolific English crime writer,...

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1979 A Mortal Affair Stella Allan Signed US First Edition in Dustwrapper
1979 A Mortal Affair Stella Allan Signed US First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £37.99

A scarce signed copy of this Stella Allan crime novel. First US edition. Inscribed by the author to the front free-endpaper. 'This gripping novel of betrayal will keep the reader guessing up to the last page.'

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1979 David Galloway Lamaar Ransom Private Eye First Novel Detective Mystery
1979 David Galloway Lamaar Ransom Private Eye First Novel Detective Mystery

Price: £55.00

A first edition of David Galloway's Lamaar Ransom Private Eye.His third publication, this is David Galloway's first foray into mystery novels.

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1979 First Edition of Sudden Death by Malcolm Hamer
1979 First Edition of Sudden Death by Malcolm Hamer

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this golfing thriller by Malcolm Hamer. "An engrossing murder mystery destined to climax during the final holes of the world's greatest test of golfing skill, the Open Championship." Malcolm Hamer is a self-confessed...

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1979 First Edition The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin Brian Freemantle Spy Thriller
1979 First Edition The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin Brian Freemantle Spy Thriller

Price: £62.99

A first edition of the hugely popular Brian Freemantle's Charlie Muffin series. The far East beckons the hapless hero Charlie Muffin as the floating University of Freedom is set alight with the American...

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1979 Frederick Forsyth The Devil's Alternative First Edition Dustwrapper
1979 Frederick Forsyth The Devil's Alternative First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £18.00

A first edition of English author Frederick Forsyth's fourth full-length novel, The Devil's Alternative.The Devil's Alternative marked a new direction in Forsyth's work, setting the story several years in the future (to 1982) rather...

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1979 In Fairyland Pictures from the Elf-World by Richard Doyle Illustrated
1979 In Fairyland Pictures from the Elf-World by Richard Doyle Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of In Fairyland by Richard Doyle.With a Poem by William Allingham and the Princess Nobody a Tale of Fairyland by Andrew Lang.With an Introduction by Bryan Holme.Biographical Notes by Dr Patricia Thomson....

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1979 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Crime Club 1st Edition Dustwrapper
1979 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Crime Club 1st Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £44.99

A Crime Collins Club first edition of crime-writer Catherine Aird's 'Some Die Eloquent'. A murder-mystery in which Inspector Sloan is called in to unravel the curious murder of a chemistry teacher. From the blurb: "[Delightfully]...

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1979 Sudden Death by Malcolm Hamer First Edition
1979 Sudden Death by Malcolm Hamer First Edition

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this golfing thriller by Malcolm Hamer."An engrossing murder mystery destined to climax during the final holes of the world's greatest test of golfing skill, the Open Championship."Malcolm Hamer is a self-confessed...

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1979 The Capricorn Stone Madeleine Brent Peter O'Donnell First Edition
1979 The Capricorn Stone Madeleine Brent Peter O'Donnell  First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition of Peter O'Donell's The Capricorn Stone written under his renowned female pseudonym Madeleine Brent Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper. Peter O'Donnell was a British writer of mysteries...

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1979 The Empty Copper Sea John D MacDonald First Edition with Dustwrapper
1979 The Empty Copper Sea John D MacDonald First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The first English first edition of this crime novel from American writer John D. Macdonald. The Empty Copper Sea (1978) is the seventeenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee looks into the apparent...

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1979 The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper
1979 The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £37.99

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1979 The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin First Edition Brian Freemantle Spy Thriller
1979 The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin First Edition Brian Freemantle Spy Thriller

Price: £74.99

A first edition of the hugely popular Brian Freemantle's Charlie Muffin series. The far East beckons the hapless hero Charlie Muffin as the floating University of Freedom is set alight with the American...

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1979 The Jericho Commandment by James Patterson First Edition
1979 The Jericho Commandment by James Patterson First Edition

Price: £54.99

A first edition of this thriller by James Patterson.James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series....

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1979 The Matarese Circle Uncorrected Proof Robert Ludlum KGB Kidnap Spy Russia
1979 The Matarese Circle Uncorrected Proof Robert Ludlum KGB Kidnap Spy Russia

Price: £99.99

A very scarce uncorrected advance proof copy of Ludlum's spy novel based on the rumours about the Trilateral Commision. The story follows US intelligence agent Brandon Scofield and Soviet KGB agent Vasili Taleniekov as they make...

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1979 The Swoop! and Other Stories P.G. Wodehouse Dustwrapper First Edition
1979 The Swoop! and Other Stories P.G. Wodehouse Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £100.00

A first edition of this collection of short storiesby P. G. Wodehouse, published posthumously.A collection of early short stories and a novella edited and introduced by Wodehouse's biographer David A Jasen.

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1979 The Wilt Alternative Tom Sharpe First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1979 The Wilt Alternative Tom Sharpe First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

A first edition of this second chronicle surrounding protagonist Henry Wilt, by Tom Sharpe. Featuring the original unclipped dustwrapper. "The Wilt Alternative exposes the farcical anomalies which have become the social norms...

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1979 Tomorrow's Ghost by Anthony Price First Edition
1979 Tomorrow's Ghost by Anthony Price First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition spy novel by Anthony Price. Anthony Price (born 16 August 1928 in Hertfordshire, England) is an author of espionage thrillers. He is the author of nineteen novels in the Dr David Audley/Colonel Jack Butler series....

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1979 Whip Hand by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Inscribed by the Author
1979 Whip Hand by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Inscribed by the Author

Price: £115.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an inscription to a label to front free endpaper reading ' Christmas 1979. John, very best wishes from Harry - and me, of course. Dick Francis'. ...

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1979-1988 3Vol Collin's Crime Club Collection R.Barnard, A.Clarke and G.Butler
1979-1988 3Vol Collin's Crime Club Collection R.Barnard, A.Clarke and G.Butler

Price: £39.99

A smart collection of Crime Club novels from prolific crime writers Anna Clarke, Robert Barnard and Gwendoline Butler. Collection includes Anna Clarke's "The Poisoned Web", Robert Barnard's "Political Suicide" and Gwendoline Butler's...

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1980 Athabasca by Alistair MacLean First edition dustwrapper
1980 Athabasca by Alistair MacLean First edition dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of MacLean's best-selling thriller. Two of the largest oilfields in the worlds are simultaneously threatened with sabotage. Jim Brady and his team are brought in to find the saboteurs and find out what...

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1980 BAHAMA CRISIS Desmond BAGLEY FIRST EDITION
1980 BAHAMA CRISIS Desmond BAGLEY FIRST EDITION

Price: £29.99

Desmond Bagley (October 1923 April 1983), was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. After the body of the body of a rich businessman's daughter washes hundreds of miles ashore...

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1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle Dustwrapper First Edition
1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £39.99

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1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper
1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle First Edition Dustwrapper

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1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Dustwrapper First Edition Brian Freemantle
1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Dustwrapper First Edition Brian Freemantle

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1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam First Edition Brian Freemantle Tsar CIA MI6
1980 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam First Edition Brian Freemantle Tsar CIA MI6

Price: £29.99

A first edition of Brian Freemantle's spy thriller following the adventures of his famous character, Charlie Muffin.Tear-away spy, Charlie M, is called upon to protect an invaluable stamp collection...

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1980 Colin Dexter's Service of all the Dead First US Edition
1980 Colin Dexter's Service of all the Dead First US Edition

Price: £99.99

A first US edition of this crime novel by Colin Dexter. Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, (born 29 September 1930) is an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as...

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1980 Death in the Round Anne Morice First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1980 Death in the Round Anne Morice First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A thrilling work of crime fiction from Anne Morice. First edition. "A delightful whodunnit in the best Anne Morice tradition."

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1980 Dupe by Liza Cody First Edition
1980 Dupe by Liza Cody First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this novel by Liza Cody. Liza Cody (born in London on 11 April 1944) is an English crime fiction writer. She is the author of thirteen novels and many short stories. Her Anna Lee series introduced the professional...

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1980 First Edition Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle Tsar CIA MI6
1980 First Edition Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam Brian Freemantle Tsar CIA MI6

Price: £29.99

A first edition of Brian Freemantle's spy thriller following the adventures of his famous character, Charlie Muffin.Tear-away spy, Charlie M, is called upon to protect an invaluable stamp collection...

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1980 First US Edition of Service of all the Dead by Colin Dexter
1980 First US Edition of Service of all the Dead by Colin Dexter

Price: £170.00

A first US edition of this crime novel by colin Dexter. Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, (born 29 September 1930) is an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as...

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1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva: Or, the Bomb Party First Edition
1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva: Or, the Bomb Party First Edition

Price: £62.00

A first edition of Greene's celebrated novel Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party.Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party (1980) is a novel by the English novelist Graham Greene. The eponymous party has been examined as an...

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1980 Loser's Blues by Paula Gosling First Edition
1980 Loser's Blues by Paula Gosling First Edition

Price: £57.99

A first edition crime novel by Paula Gosling. Paula Gosling (born 1939) is a US-born crime writer. She has lived in the UK since the 1960s. Gosling started her writing career as a copy-writer. She published her first novel, A Running...

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1980 Mill on the Floss Easton Press George Eliot Attractive Binding David Daiche
1980 Mill on the Floss Easton Press George Eliot Attractive Binding David Daiche

Price: £69.99

A beautifully bound copy of Eliot's Mill on the Floss, printed exclusively for subscribers of the Easton Press.With silk bookmark, silk moire endpapers, and gilt textblock edges. Part of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series....

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1980 Nuns and Soldiers by Irish Murdoch First Edition
1980 Nuns and Soldiers by Irish Murdoch First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this novel by popular authoress Iris Murdoch. Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships,...

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1980 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First Edition with Dustwrapper
1980 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

An attractive first edition of this novel from renowned author Iris Murdoch. The setting is England and two of the main characters are Gertrude, a widow, and Anne, an ex-nun. There is a fair amount of treachery and coincidence...

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1980 Reflex by Dick Francis First Edition
1980 Reflex by Dick Francis First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this novel by Dick Francis. "Aided only by a natural wit and a knowledge of cameras, he unwillingly began picking his way through, facing on the way not only ferocious enemies but the traps and uncertainties of...

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1980 Reflex by Dick Francis First Edition Crime Novel Inscribed by the Author
1980 Reflex by Dick Francis First Edition Crime Novel Inscribed by the Author

Price: £120.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Dick Francis. Author's presentation copy, with an inscription on a label to front free endpaper: 'Christmas 1980. John, with every good wish from Harry Webster - and me, of course. Dick Francis'. ...

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1980 Service of all the Dead by Colin Dexter First US Edition
1980 Service of all the Dead by Colin Dexter First US Edition

Price: £120.00

A first US edition of this crime novel by colin Dexter. Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, (born 29 September 1930) is an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as...

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1980 The Boy Who Followed Ripley Patricia Highsmith 1st Edition Pyschological
1980 The Boy Who Followed Ripley Patricia Highsmith 1st Edition Pyschological

Price: £60.00

The Boy Who Followed Ripley follows Highsmith's man of the world, Tom Ripley and his introduction to a new troubled teen, Frank Pierson, allegedly responsible for the death of his millionaire father. Patricia Highsmith has been heralded...

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1980 The Case of the Philosophers' Ring by Dr Watson Randall Collins Scarce
1980 The Case of the Philosophers' Ring by Dr Watson Randall Collins Scarce

Price: £24.99

A Sherlock Holmes novel by Randall Collins. First UK edition. With four pages of plates to rear.

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1980 The Master Sniper Stephen Hunter First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1980 The Master Sniper Stephen Hunter First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £89.99

A first edition of Stephen Hunter's first novel The Master Sniper. Featuring the original dustwrapper. Stephen Hunter is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic.

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1981 First Edition of Rostnikov's Corpse by Stuart M Kaminsky
1981 First Edition of Rostnikov's Corpse by Stuart M Kaminsky

Price: £150.00

A first edition crime novel by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring...

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1981 Other People: A Mystery Story by Martin Amis
1981 Other People: A Mystery Story by Martin Amis

Price: £99.00

A first edition of this detective story by Martin Amis."Martin Amis sustains an unnervingly high degree of suspense as Mary and the reader learn to grasp what has happened to Mary's past and ponder what its loss has gained her.""Unfolding...

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1981 Rostnikov's Corpse by Stuart M Kaminsky First Edition
1981 Rostnikov's Corpse by Stuart M Kaminsky First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition crime novel by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring...

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1981 Sharpe's Gold Destruction of Almeida Bernard Cornwell First Edition
1981 Sharpe's Gold Destruction of Almeida Bernard Cornwell First Edition

Price: £110.00

A First Edition of Cornwell's historical novel. Bernard Cornwell, (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into...

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1981 The Edinburgh Stories Arthur Conan Doyle First Edition Thus
1981 The Edinburgh Stories Arthur Conan Doyle First Edition Thus

Price: £29.99

A smart copy of this anthology of Scottish themed short-stories from prolific writer, Arthur Conan Doyle. First edition thus. Containing "The Field Bazaar", "His First Operation", "John Barrington Cowles", "The Parasite" and "An...

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1981 The World of Jeeves by P G Wodehouse First Edition Seventh Impression
1981 The World of Jeeves by P G Wodehouse First Edition Seventh Impression

Price: £50.00

A collection of the Jeeves stories by P. G. Wodehouse."This complete collection of the Jeeves stories was greeted by the Sunday Times as 'a celestial omnibus' on its first publication in 1967, and since then it has been in continuous...

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1981 Twice Shy by Dick Francis Thriller Inscribed by the Author In Dustwrapper
1981 Twice Shy by Dick Francis Thriller Inscribed by the Author In Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

A first edition of this thriller by Dick Francis, with an inscription by the author on a label to front free endpaper. The inscription reads 'Xmas '81. John Spencer, very best wishes from the Websters - and me! Dick Francis'. ...

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1981 Wild Berries Yevgeny Yevtushenko Comedy Romance Siberia Soviet Dissidents
1981 Wild Berries Yevgeny Yevtushenko Comedy Romance Siberia Soviet Dissidents

Price: £35.00

An uncorrected proof copy of the poet Yevtushenko's first novel. It is set in the deep woods of Siberia. Yevtushenko (1932-) is a soviet Russian poet as well as a novelist, publisher, actor and director.

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1982 Albatross Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper
1982 Albatross Evelyn Anthony First Edition With Original Dustwrapper

Price: £22.99

A first edition of Evelyn Anthony's thrilling work of espionage, Albatross. Featuring the original photographic dustwrapper by Michael Barrett. First writing short stories for periodicals, Evelyn Ward-Thomas gained fame and...

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1982 Banker by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation Copy
1982 Banker by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation Copy

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to a label to front free endpaper reading, 'Xmas 1982. John, very best wishes from Harry - and me! Dick Francis'.

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1982 Deadline by John Dunning First UK Edition
1982 Deadline by John Dunning First UK Edition

Price: £595.00

A first UK edition of this novel by John Dunning. "A new talent from America cannily combines some highly unusual suspense elements in a novel that is at once fresh, original & unputdownable." John Dunning (born January 9,...

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1982 Fair Game Gerald Hammond Signed First Edition Crime Mystery
1982 Fair Game Gerald Hammond Signed First Edition Crime Mystery

Price: £120.00

"Gunlore, gamesmanship, poaching, womanising, a sharp sense of humour, and sudden death."A signed, scarce first edition of this parochial mystery; in which country sporstman Ray Grass dies leaving an enormous estate, a vast...

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1982 First Edition William Boyd Ice Cream War First World British German Troops
1982 First Edition William Boyd Ice Cream War First World British German Troops

Price: £45.00

A first edition of William Boyd's An Ice-Cream War..The novel is a darkly comic take on the First World War, the title itself referencing a quote stating that the East African campaign will "only last two months. It is far too hot...

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1982 Flashman and the Redskins George MacDonald Fraser First Edition
1982 Flashman and the Redskins George MacDonald Fraser First Edition

Price: £89.99

A first edition of the seventh novel in George MacDonald's renowned Flashman series. "From the Flashman Papers, 1849-1850 and 1875-76." Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper and maps to the endpapers. In 1966 Fraser...

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1982 Larry McMurtry Cadillac Jack First Edition Dustwrapper Western
1982 Larry McMurtry Cadillac Jack First Edition Dustwrapper Western

Price: £40.00

This is a first edition of this Western novel by Larry McMurtry.Larry McMurtry is a novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for 1975...

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1982 Sleep of Death Anne Morice First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1982 Sleep of Death Anne Morice First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A thrilling work of crime fiction from Anne Morice. First edition. "A high standard of entertainment and story-telling has always characterised Anne Morice's crime novels, and this new mystery can only enhance her reputation." ...

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1982 The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes by K C Constantine First Edition
1982 The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes by K C Constantine First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this novel by K. C. Constantine. The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes is a crime novel set in 1980s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania (modelled on the author's hometown of McKees...

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1982 The Unknown Conan Doyle Essays on Photography JM Gibson Dustwrapper First
1982 The Unknown Conan Doyle Essays on Photography JM Gibson Dustwrapper First

Price: £115.00

A fascinating compilation of Conan Doyle's little-known essays on photography. "These essays...show Doyle to be a first-rate reporter, an expert practitioner of emerging art of dry-plate photography, an adventurous traveller, and...

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1982-1998 6vol DICK FRANCIS First Edition CRIME FICTION
1982-1998 6vol DICK FRANCIS First Edition CRIME FICTION

Price: £120.00

Six crime novels by Dick Francis. Bound in paper covered boards with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrappers. First edition.

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1983 ASK POLICEMAN Detection Club Berkeley Kennedy Mitchell Rhode Sayers Simpson
1983 ASK POLICEMAN Detection Club Berkeley Kennedy Mitchell Rhode Sayers Simpson

Price: £19.99

This intreaguing novel, 'Ask a Policeman', was written as part of 'The Detection Club' series, a collaboration of successful crime writers published in the early 1930's. The authors which contributed to the novel are:...

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1983 Berlin Game by Len Deighton Scarce Publisher's Uncorrected Proof Signed
1983 Berlin Game by Len Deighton Scarce Publisher's Uncorrected Proof Signed

Price: £195.00

A 1983 spy novel by Len Deighton. A scarce publisher's uncorrected proof copy. Berlin Game is the first novel in the first of three trilogies about Bernard Samson, a middle-aged and somewhat jaded intelligence officer...

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1983 Fjord Of Silent Men Peter Lancaster Brown Nikolai Gronika
1983 Fjord Of Silent Men Peter Lancaster Brown Nikolai Gronika

Price: £69.99

A scarce second edition of Lancaster Brown's international spy thriller.The story follows a NATO agent shadowing his target aboard a North Sea ferry that leads to intrigue and covert operations in Washington, Moscow and Tel...

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1983 Gideon's Way JJ Marric Fiction First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper
1983 Gideon's Way JJ Marric Fiction First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

The 24th 'Gideon' novel by John Creasey (1908-1973), and the third penned on his behalf by William Vivian Butler. Gideon's Way features Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, the fictional policeman who appeared in 26 police...

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1983 I Give You Five Days by Clare Curzon First Edition Scarce
1983 I Give You Five Days by Clare Curzon First Edition Scarce

Price: £99.99

A scarce first edition of I Give You Five Days by Clare Curzon.Eileen-Marie Duell Buchanan (1922-2010) was a British author who specialised in writing literature belonging to the mystery, suspense, or detective genre. She wrote under...

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1983 Phantoms Dean R. Koontz First English Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1983 Phantoms Dean R. Koontz First English Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £140.00

The first English edition of this thrilling novel from Dean R. Koontz. Featuring the original dustwrapper. Koontz's novels can broadly be described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror,...

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1983 Phantoms Dean R. Koontz with Original Dustwrapper First English Edition
1983 Phantoms Dean R. Koontz with Original Dustwrapper First English Edition

Price: £110.00

The first English edition of this thrilling novel from Dean R. Koontz. Featuring the original dustwrapper. Koontz's novels can broadly be described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror,...

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1983 Rates of Exchange Malcolm Bradbury First Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Rates of Exchange Malcolm Bradbury First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £32.99

A first edition of this satirical novel by Malcolm Bradbury. "Slaka! Land of lake and forest, of beetroot and tractor. Slaka! Land whose borders are sometimes here, often further north, and sometimes not at all! Dr Petworth is on...

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1983 The Danger by Dick Francis Dustwrapper Author's Presentation Copy First Ed
1983 The Danger by Dick Francis Dustwrapper Author's Presentation Copy First Ed

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this crime thriller by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to a label on front free endpaper reading, 'Best wishes, Dick Francis'.

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1983 The Property of a Lady Anthony Oliver Signed 1st Edition Dustwrapper
1983 The Property of a Lady Anthony Oliver Signed 1st Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £48.00

A handsome first edition of this mystery novel. The Property of a Lady is about a woman who takes a young man into her home. Together they enter into the cut throat world of antiques. Anthony Oliver is an antique expert with his...

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1983 The Twelfth Night of Ramadan by Kendal J Peel
1983 The Twelfth Night of Ramadan by Kendal J Peel

Price: £16.99

Kendal J Peel's gripping thriller, set in 1980s Saudi Arabia. First edition. A tale of an eccentric Englishman heading a Saudi landscape gardening team, and his criminal plot, set against the backdrop of a holy war. Previous owner's...

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1983 Two Thyrdes Bertie Denham First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper
1983 Two Thyrdes Bertie Denham First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

A smart copy of this fast-paced fictional work set in wartime London. First edition. Neatly signed by the author to the verso of the half title. Featuring the original  photographic unclipped dustwrapper, designed by...

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1983 Whitefire Glover Wright Signed First Edition with Original Dustwrapper
1983 Whitefire Glover Wright Signed First Edition with Original Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A smart first edition of Glover Wright's intricate and fast-paced adventure thriller. Neatly signed by the author to the title page, dated 3rd May 1988. Featuring the original unclipped illustrated dustwrapper,...

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1983 Wycliffe and the Beales by W J Burley Crime Novel Dustwrapper First Edition
1983 Wycliffe and the Beales by W J Burley Crime Novel Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £33.99

A first edition of this crime novel by W. J. Burley. William John Burley (1 August 1914 - 15 November 2002) was a British crime writer, best known for his books featuring the detective Charles Wycliffe, who became the basis of the...

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1983 Wycliffe and the Beales W. J. Burley Original Dustwrapper First Edition
1983 Wycliffe and the Beales W. J. Burley Original Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this crime novel featuring W. J. Burley's popular character, Charles Wycliffe. "The Beales, a strange, reclusive family living on the edge of Dartmoor in Ashill House, consist of Simon, an old man entirely withdrawn...

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1984 ADVERTISE FOR TREASURE David WILLIAMS Mark Treasure, SIGNED, FIRST EDITION
1984 ADVERTISE FOR TREASURE David WILLIAMS Mark Treasure, SIGNED, FIRST EDITION

Price: £28.99

A first edition copy of the intreaguing novel by David Williams and signed by the author on the year of publication. David Williams (June 8, 1926 September 26, 2003) was an advertising executive who became a crime writer...

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1984 Compleet Molesworth Geoffrey Willans Ronald Searle Second Imp Dustwrapper
1984 Compleet Molesworth Geoffrey Willans Ronald Searle Second Imp Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

The Compleet Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle. Relatively scarce in dustwrapper. First edition, second impression. Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written...

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1984 DIARY NOBODY George, Weedon Grossmith illustrations Hogarth, Philip Hood
1984 DIARY NOBODY George, Weedon Grossmith illustrations Hogarth, Philip Hood

Price: £39.99

A beautifully illustrated copy of The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith with illustrations by Weedon. It first appeared in the magazine Punch in 1888 89, and was...

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1984 Padgett Powell Edisto First Edition Novel Unclipped Original Dustwrapper
1984 Padgett Powell Edisto First Edition Novel Unclipped Original Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A charming first edition of Edisto by Padgett Powell.His first novel, Padgett Powell wrote for The New Yorker before turning his hand to larger publications.

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1984 PENNY DREADFUL Susan MOODY Penny Wanawake FIRST EDITION
1984 PENNY DREADFUL Susan MOODY Penny Wanawake FIRST EDITION

Price: £44.99

A fascinating suspense novel written by Susan Moody (born 1940 in Oxford). Written as part of the Penny Wanawake series. First edition.

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1984 Stars and Bars William Boyd America Comic Grotesque
1984 Stars and Bars William Boyd America Comic Grotesque

Price: £25.00

A first edition of this novel on a man's search for identity as his job takes him from New York to Georgia. William Boyd (1952-) was born in Ghana and educated at Nice, Glasgow and Oxford.

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1984 The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters First US Edition
1984 The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters First US Edition

Price: £69.99

A first US edition of this medieval mystery novel by Ellis Peters, set in fall 1140. It is the eighth novel in the Cadfael Chronicles, first published in 1983. It is the Anarchy, when Empress Maud's forces are rising, King Stephen...

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1984 The Feet of A Snake Barry Chubin Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Spy Novel
1984 The Feet of A Snake Barry Chubin Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Spy Novel

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this espionage novel set in the Middle East by Barry Chubin. Inscribed by the author to the title page, .

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1984 The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth First Edition
1984 The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth First Edition

Price: £54.99

A first edition of The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth."A jewel robbery in London's West End forms the deceptively simple opening to Frederick Forsyth's fifth novel, the first since The Devil's Alternative."Frederick Forsyth,...

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