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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 Sea, The Sea Iris Murdoch
1978 The Sea, The Sea Iris Murdoch

Price: £220.00

A first edition of Iris Murdoch's comic tragedy, and winner of The Booker Prize in 1978. Played out against a vividly rendered landscape and filled with allusions to myth and magic, Murdoch's novel exposes the jumble of motivations...

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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 A. & E. Keary The Heroes of Asgard Facsimile Edition Dustwrapper
1979 A. & E. Keary The Heroes of Asgard Facsimile Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £24.00

An exellent copy of the Heroes of Asgard - published as part of the Facsimile Classics Series.As written in the synopsis, "These tales, drawn from the most striking and picturesque of the Northern myths, were put together...

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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 Defence of Guenevere William Morris Illustrated Jessie M King
1979 The Defence of Guenevere William Morris Illustrated Jessie M King

Price: £65.00

An illustrated edition of this work by William Morris.With illustrations by Jessie M King including decorative head and tail pieces and 6 full page illustrations.

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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 Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene First Edition
1982 Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene First Edition

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this novel by popular author Graham Greene.Monsignor Quixote is a novel by Graham Greene, published in 1982. The book is a pastiche of the classic Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes with many moments...

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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 John le Carre The Little Drummer Girl First Edition Spy Novel
1983 John le Carre The Little Drummer Girl First Edition Spy Novel

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this novel by popular author John le Carre. The story follows the manipulations of Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spymaster who is trying to kill a Palestinian terrorist named Khalil, who is bombing Jewish-related targets...

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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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1984 The Fouth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth First edition second impression DW
1984 The Fouth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth First edition second impression DW

Price: £17.99

A first edition of Forsyth's fifth novel set in London's West End. First edition, second impression. In an unclipped dustwrapper. Described as outstanding - for sheer excitements, for incomparable story-telling, and for its rivetingly...

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1984 The Paper Men by William Golding First UK Edition
1984 The Paper Men by William Golding First UK Edition

Price: £48.00

A first UK edition of this novel by Nobel Prize winning author William Golding."Ferociously powerful, unpredictable, unclassifiable The Paper Men is as idiosyncratic and original as anything William Golding has yet written.""The 1983...

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1984 The Pilgrim Of Hate Ellis Peters 1st Ed Cadfael Tenth Medieval Crime
1984 The Pilgrim Of Hate Ellis Peters 1st Ed Cadfael Tenth Medieval Crime

Price: £110.00

A handsome first edition of the tenth installment in Ellis Peter's Brother Cadfael series. Cadfael, an ex-crusader now monk, solves a murder commited in medieval Winchester. Ellis Peters (1913-1995) was an English author of historical...

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1984 The Pilot-Fish Illustrated Graham Lang Scarce First Edition
1984 The Pilot-Fish Illustrated Graham Lang Scarce First Edition

Price: £49.99

A scarce first edition of Graham Lang's The Pilot-Fish. Illustrated throughout by the author and featuring the original dustwrapper. "Graham Lang writes seamless prose, encouraging his readers to discover the experiences of which...

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1984 Tough Guys Don't Dance Norman Mailer
1984 Tough Guys Don't Dance Norman Mailer

Price: £39.99

This first edition dramatic murder mystery explores sexuality, power, and the soul of 21st century man. "Tough Guys Don't Dance is a brilliant and disturbing tour de force in which the sexual power game at it's most nakedly savage...

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1984-1994 3vol Shusaku Endo Stained Glass Elegies The Girl Foreign Studies First
1984-1994 3vol Shusaku Endo Stained Glass Elegies The Girl Foreign Studies First

Price: £45.00

This is a collection of three first english edition works by Shusaku Endo.Stained Glass Elegies is a collection of short stories drawn from Endo's writings between 1959-77. The Girl I Left Behind is an early work following the...

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1984-92 2 Vols Two Novels by Dirk BOGARDE
1984-92 2 Vols Two Novels by Dirk BOGARDE

Price: £24.99

Two first edition novels by actor and author Dirk Bogarde in fine

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1985 B Is For Burglar Sue Grafton First UK Edition Crime Novel
1985 B Is For Burglar Sue Grafton First UK Edition Crime Novel

Price: £150.00

The first UK edition of the second Kinsey Millhone mystery.Sue Taylor Grafton (born April 24, 1940) is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' ("A" Is for Alibi,...

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1985 Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy First Edition
1985 Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy First Edition

Price: £69.99

A first UK edition of this crime novel by James Ellroy.Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegramatic prose style in his most recent work,...

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1985 Break In by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation
1985 Break In by Dick Francis Crime Novel First Edition Author's Presentation

Price: £125.00

A first edition of this thriller by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to title page reading, 'Christmas '85. John, very best wishes from Harry, Piggy - and me! Dick Francis'.

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1985 First Edition of Record of Sin by Jill McGown
1985 First Edition of Record of Sin by Jill McGown

Price: £79.99

A first edition mystery novel by Jill McGown. Jill McGown (9 August 1947, Campbeltown, Scotland 6 April 2007 in Kettering, Northamptonshire) was a British writer of mystery novels. She was best known for her mystery series featuring...

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1985 HEAD CASE Liza CODY Collins Crime Club FIRST EDITION SIGNED
1985 HEAD CASE Liza CODY Collins Crime Club FIRST EDITION SIGNED

Price: £69.99

A signed first edition copy of the intreaguing 'Head Case' by the British crime writer Liza Cody (born April 1944). 'Head Case' is a novel written as part of the Anna Lee series which was later adapted for television and broadcast...

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1985 PENNY POST Susan MOODY FIRST EDITION
1985 PENNY POST Susan MOODY FIRST EDITION

Price: £49.99

A fascinating first edition copy of 'Penny Post' by Susan Moody (born 1940 in Oxford), a British novelist best known for her suspense novels. This is part of the author's 'Penny Wanawake' crime series.

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1985 Peter Carey Illywhacker Australian Fantasy Literature
1985 Peter Carey Illywhacker Australian Fantasy Literature

Price: £49.99

Peter Carey's brilliant Australian magical realist novel. First Faber edition, second reprint. Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was published in 1985, short-listed for the 1985 Booker Prize, and won the...

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1985 Record of Sin by Jill McGown First Edition
1985 Record of Sin by Jill McGown First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition mystery novel by Jill McGown. Jill McGown (9 August 1947, Campbeltown, Scotland 6 April 2007 in Kettering, Northamptonshire) was a British writer of mystery novels. She was best known for her mystery series featuring...

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1985 Ten Years Beyond Baker Street Sherlock Homes Fu Manchu Cay Van Ash Scarce
1985 Ten Years Beyond Baker Street Sherlock Homes Fu Manchu Cay Van Ash Scarce

Price: £120.00

A scarce first UK edition of this Sherlock Holmes and Fu Manchu novel. Cay Van Ash (born 1918 in Sussex, England; died in Paris in April 1994) was a Professor of English Literature at Waseda University in Japan and a writer. Whilst...

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1985 The Caravaggio Obsession First British Edition Scarce with Dustwrapper
1985 The Caravaggio Obsession First British Edition Scarce with Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A scarce first English edition of this work of murder mystery from Oliver Banks. The second in the Amos Hatcher series. Featuring the original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1985 The Death Ceremony James Melville First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper
1985 The Death Ceremony James Melville First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

A smart copy of this fast-paced crime fiction, mixed with an insight into Japanese society "conducted with wit, sympathy, and formidable expertise." Scarce English first edition. Neatly signed by the author to the title...

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1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Fine in Dustwrapper
1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Fine in Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

An attractive first edition of this Irish Murdoch novel. Edward Baltram, a college student living in London, gives his best friend Mark a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic drug for a joke. After Mark, still high, falls to...

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1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition of Irish Murdoch's novel exploring themes of both self, and spiritual discovery. In original illustrated dustwrapper, design by Tom Phillips.

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1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition with Dustwrapper
1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

An attractive first edition of this novel from renowned author Iris Murdoch. Edward Baltram, a college student living in London, gives his best friend Mark a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic drug for a joke. After Mark, still...

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1985 The Lonely Silver Rain John MACDONALD first Edition Fine Condition
1985 The Lonely Silver Rain John MACDONALD first Edition Fine Condition

Price: £17.99

This thrilling first edition is the 21st and final novel in the Travis McGee series. The work was published a year prior to the author's death, and was not intentionally  intended to be the end of the series. MacDonald was...

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1985 The Tenth Man by Graham Greene First edition with Price clipped Dustwrapper
1985 The Tenth Man by Graham Greene First edition with Price clipped Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

A first edition of the thriller that was later adapted for the stage and TV. A first edition with price clipped dustwrapper. In a prison in occupied France during World War II, it is decreed that one in every ten prisoners is to...

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1986 A New Shirt Desmond Hogan 1st Edition Dustwrapper
1986 A New Shirt Desmond Hogan 1st Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A first edition version of this work set in Dublin in 1984 and 1985. It is about a man who sails to New York in order to search for the ghost of an American poet, Nessan Muir. Desmond Hogan (1950-) is an Irish writer, who, in 1977,...

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1986 An Artist Of The Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro 1st Edition Dustwrapper
1986 An Artist Of The Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro 1st Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this novel set in post WW2 Japan. It explores themes of the changing roles of women, arranged marriage and the declining influence of the 'elders'.Kazuo Ishiguro (1954-) is a British novelist born in Japan and moved...

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1986 Bolt by Dick Francis Thriller Author's Presentation Copy Dustwrapper First
1986 Bolt by Dick Francis Thriller Author's Presentation Copy Dustwrapper First

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this thriller by Dick Francis. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to a label on front free endpaper reading, 'John, Best wishes, Dick Francis. 1986'.

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1986 Brigade by M J Trow First Edition
1986 Brigade by M J Trow First Edition

Price: £89.99

A first edition Inspector Lestrade novel by M. J. Trow. Meirion James Trow (born 1949) is a writer who writes under the name M. J. Trow. Trow has written over 25 fiction books, in three main series.

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1986 Death Is A Lonely Business Ray Bradbury Crime Mystery Chandler Death
1986 Death Is A Lonely Business Ray Bradbury Crime Mystery Chandler Death

Price: £25.00

A first edition crime volume, following a range of characters from detectives to writers.Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American crime, fantasy, horror and science-fiction writer.

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1986 EAVESDROPPER John FRANCOME James MACGREGOR SIGNED
1986 EAVESDROPPER John FRANCOME James MACGREGOR  SIGNED

Price: £57.99

A signed first edition of Francome and Macgregor's Eavesdropper. Bound in paper covered boards with gilt lettering and an unclipped dust wrapper. First edition. Signed by John Francome. John Francome (born 1952) is a former National...

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1986 Kingsley Amis One Fat Englishman First Edition Dustwrapper
1986 Kingsley Amis One Fat Englishman First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £23.00

This is a first edition copy of this work by Kingsley Amis.Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher who wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry and various short stories, scripts and works of social...

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1986 Kingsley Amis The Folks That Live on the Hill First Edition Dustwrapper
1986 Kingsley Amis The Folks That Live on the Hill First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £23.00

This is a first edition copy of this work by Kingsley Amis.Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher who wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry and various short stories, scripts and works of social...

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1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils First Edition Dustwrapper
1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £58.00

This is a first edition copy of this work by Kingsley Amis.Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher who wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry and various short stories, scripts and works of social...

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1986 La Fontaine Raven And The Fox Lithographs Geoffrey Trenaman Limited 8/25
1986 La Fontaine Raven And The Fox Lithographs Geoffrey Trenaman Limited 8/25

Price: £725.00

A very scarce limited edition, number 8 of 25 of The Raven and the Fox and Other Fables by Jean De La Fontaine. Beautifully illustrated by Geoffrey Trenaman with five colour lithographs. With dual French and English text. With...

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1986 Stephen King Salems Lot Horror Maine Vampires Second Novel Dustwrapper
1986 Stephen King Salems Lot Horror Maine Vampires Second Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £24.00

A scarce 1980s edition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot.His second novel, King sets his story in Maine, where the population of the titlular small town are all becoming vampires. An enduringly popular work.Contains a library...

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1986 The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis First Edition
1986 The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis First Edition

Price: £265.00

A first edition of The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis."The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of isolation and loss,...

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1987 A Pretty Place for a Murder Roy Hart Scarce Crime Novel First Edition
1987 A Pretty Place for a Murder Roy Hart Scarce Crime Novel First Edition

Price: £29.99

A scarce first edition of this crime novel by Roy Hart. 'Superintendent Roper, fresh from the succesfully concluded case related in Seascape with Dead Figures, is called to the little village of Cort Abbas where the body of a pretty...

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1987 AS NEW The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth Sealed
1987 AS NEW The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth Sealed

Price: £50.00

A sealed first edition thus of this thriller by Frederick Forsyth.Part of the Franklin Library leather and leatherette bound mystery series.The Day of the Jackal was Forsyth's first work of fiction and has been adapted into a popular...

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1987 Carnival of Spies Wartime Fiction by Robert Moss Author's Presentation Copy
1987 Carnival of Spies Wartime Fiction by Robert Moss Author's Presentation Copy

Price: £29.99

An author's presentation copy of this wartime spy thriller by Robert Moss. With an ink inscription to front blank addressed to Patrick, dated 1987. First edition.

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1987 Cold New Dawn Ian St James First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper
1987 Cold New Dawn Ian St James First Edition Signed with Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

A smart copy of this fast-paced thriller described as "Ian St James at the height of his storytelling powers". First edition. Uncommonly signed by the author to the title page. Featuring the original illustrated...

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1987 Dan Kavanagh Going to the Dogs First Edition Julian Barnes Dustwrapper
1987 Dan Kavanagh Going to the Dogs First Edition Julian Barnes Dustwrapper

Price: £38.99

A first edition Julian Barnes' Going to the Dogs. The fourth novel in his pseudonymously published series featuring Duffy, a bisexual ex-cop. Featuring the original dustwrapper.

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1987 DISPLACED PERSON John BUXTON HILTON first edition COLLINS CRIME CLUB
1987 DISPLACED PERSON John BUXTON HILTON first edition COLLINS CRIME CLUB

Price: £27.99

A first edition copy of 'Displaced Person' by crime writer John Buxton Hilton (19211986), as part of the 'Superintendent Kenworthy' series. Part of the 'Collins Crime Club' publication series.

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1987 Double Whammy Carl Hiaasen First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1987 Double Whammy Carl Hiaasen First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

A smart copy of Carl Hiaasen's crime thriller Double Whammy. First edition. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper.

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1987 Fatal Fortune Marian Babson First Crime Club Edition with Dustwrapper
1987 Fatal Fortune Marian Babson First Crime Club Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A smart copy of this crime thriller from Marian Babson. First edition. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper, designed by James Hobsley.   "The whole thing teeters on the edge of farce, but attractively bitchy wit...

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1987 Fatal Fortune Marian Babson with Dustwrapper First Crime Club Edition
1987 Fatal Fortune Marian Babson with Dustwrapper First Crime Club Edition

Price: £19.99

A smart copy of this crime thriller from Marian Babson. First Crime Club edition. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper, designed by James Hobsley.   "The whole thing teeters on the edge of farce, but attractively...

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1987 First Edition The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth
1987 First Edition The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth

Price: £50.00

A sealed first edition thus of this thriller by Frederick Forsyth.Part of the Franklin Library leather and leatherette bound mystery series.The Day of the Jackal was Forsyth's first work of fiction and has been adapted into a popular...

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1987 Going to the Dogs Dan Kavanagh First Edition Julian Barnes Dustwrapper
1987 Going to the Dogs Dan Kavanagh First Edition Julian Barnes Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition Julian Barnes' Going to the Dogs. The fourth novel in his pseudonymously published series featuring Duffy, a bisexual ex-cop. Featuring the original dustwrapper.

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1987 Raven's Wing Joyce Carol Oates Short Stories Everyday Lives
1987 Raven's Wing Joyce Carol Oates Short Stories Everyday Lives

Price: £22.00

A collection of prize-winning short stories about the dark reality of the everyday. Joyce Carol Oates (1938 -) has published over forty novels and short stories for which she has won awards, such as the National Book Award.

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1987 Robert Boswell Crooked Hearts First Unclipped Original Dustwrapper Novel
1987 Robert Boswell Crooked Hearts First Unclipped Original Dustwrapper Novel

Price: £30.00

A charming first edition of Robert Boswell's Crooked Hearts.The first publication by Robert Boswell, this novel describes a family's move to Southern America.

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1987 SEALED The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth As New
1987 SEALED The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth As New

Price: £50.00

A sealed first edition thus of this thriller by Frederick Forsyth.Part of the Franklin Library leather and leatherette bound mystery series.The Day of the Jackal was Forsyth's first work of fiction and has been adapted into a popular...

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1987 The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth Sealed As New
1987 The Day of The Jackal Franklin Library Frederick Forsyth Sealed As New

Price: £50.00

A sealed first edition thus of this thriller by Frederick Forsyth.Part of the Franklin Library leather and leatherette bound mystery series.The Day of the Jackal was Forsyth's first work of fiction and has been adapted into a popular...

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1987 The Hermit of Eyton Forest Ellis Peters Uncorrected Proof Copy 1st Edition
1987 The Hermit of Eyton Forest Ellis Peters Uncorrected Proof Copy 1st Edition

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of Ellis Peters' The Hermit of Eyton Forest, 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."

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1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes First Edition
1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes First Edition

Price: £33.99

Michael Hardwick's "new Sherlock Holmes novel"  in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective must investigate a hound on Hampstead Heath with a disturbing resemblance to the infamous Hound of the Baskervilles. With illustrations...

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1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes Novel First Ed
1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes Novel First Ed

Price: £27.99

A 'new Sherlock Holmes novel' by Michael Hardwick in which Sherlock must investigate a hound on Hampstead Heath with a disturbing resemblance to the infamous Hound of the Baskervilles. With illustrations by Steranko, the American...

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1987 Winter Len Deighton Signed Uncorrected Proof
1987 Winter Len Deighton Signed Uncorrected Proof

Price: £180.00

A first American edition of this uncorrected proof copy of Len Deighton's novel Winter. With author's signature to the title page. Winter follows the lives of a German family from 1899 to 1945. At the same time the novel provides...

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1987 Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue W J Burley First Edition Crime Novel
1987 Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue W J Burley First Edition Crime Novel

Price: £12.99

A first edition of this crime novel by W. J. Burley, featuring his popular detective character Charles Wycliffe. Following the death of artist Edwin Garland from a heart attack, his family and friends gather for the funeral, and...

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1988 A Question of Guilt Frances Fyfield Signed First Edition
1988 A Question of Guilt Frances Fyfield Signed First Edition

Price: £69.99

A near-fine signed first edition of criminal solicitor Frances Fyfield's disturbing crime novel.  When a shrewd and wealthy widow falls in love with her solicitor and hires a bumbling hitman to murder his...

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1988 A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes Crime Thriller First Edition Dustwrapper
1988 A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes Crime Thriller First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

 A first edition of this crime thriller by Linda Barnes. Linda "Nancy" Barnes (born December 6, 1949) is an American mystery writer.

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1988 First And Second Dalhousie Manuscript Poems Prose By John Donne Dustwrapper
1988 First And Second Dalhousie Manuscript Poems Prose By John Donne Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others. A facsimile edition edited by Ernest W. Sullivan. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition thus. Discovered in 1977 among the papers of the Dalhousie...

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1988 Graham Greene The Captain and the Enemy First Edition Dustwrapper
1988 Graham Greene The Captain and the Enemy First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A first edition of one of Greene's later novels, The Captain and the Enemy.The Captain and the Enemy tells the story of a young boy named Victor Baxter taken away from his boarding school by a stranger to live in London. This stranger...

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1988 Raymond Carver Elephant and Other Short Stories First Edition American
1988 Raymond Carver Elephant and Other Short Stories First Edition American

Price: £40.00

First edition of the collection of short stories by Raymond CarverSeven stories, later to appear in Where I'm Calling From. Here we have: Boxes. Whoever Was Using This Bed, Intimacy, Menudo, Elephant, Blackbird Pie and Errand....

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1988 Scream Blue Murder by Richard Dacre First Edition
1988 Scream Blue Murder by Richard Dacre First Edition

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Richard Dacre "Richard Dacre has created a human and fallible policeman in a totally 1980s setting. Sharp, credible and fast-moving, Scream Blue Murder is a memorable novel."

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