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1923 Joseph Conrad First Edition The Rover Novel French Revolution
1923 Joseph Conrad First Edition The Rover Novel French Revolution

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this novel by Joseph Conrad. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language and is best known for his novel Heart of Darkness.

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1925 The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking James Branch Cabell First Edition
1925 The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking James Branch Cabell First Edition

Price: £135.00

The first UK edition of this comic novel from James Branch Cabell. With an introduction by Wilson Follett.

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1928 Money for Nothing P G Wodehouse First Edition
1928 Money for Nothing P G Wodehouse First Edition

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this comical P. G. Wodehouse novel. With publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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1928 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Cressida No Mystery Scarce Signed First Edition English
1928 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Cressida No Mystery Scarce Signed First Edition English

Price: £340.00

A scarce, signed first edition copy of this mystery by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes.Taking place at a Christmas party at a country house and mostly recalls her previous work The Uttermost Farthing. Includes an ink inscription by the author....

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1928 SWAN SONG by JOHN GALSWORTHY 1st Edition
1928 SWAN SONG by JOHN GALSWORTHY 1st Edition

Price: £47.99

FIRST UK EDITION With the publication of Swan Song, the third novel of his second trilogy, Mr Galsworthy completes his social history of post war society and brings down the curtain on the whole Forsythe saga. John Galsworthy OM...

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1928 The Strange Necessity REBECCA WEST 1st + d/j
1928 The Strange Necessity REBECCA WEST 1st + d/j

Price: £77.99

First edition with cloth covered boards and orginal dust jacket. Dame Rebecca West, was the pseudonym of Cicely Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892- March 15, 1983), a British-Irish feminist and writer famous for her novels and...

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1928 Winter Words In Various Moods and Metres Thomas Hardy Dustwrapper First Ed
1928 Winter Words In Various Moods and Metres Thomas Hardy Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £60.00

The first edition of Thomas Hardy's final work.In original green cloth binding with original dustwrapper.With a newspaper cutting of an image of Hardy's birthplace and a photographic portrait of Thomas Hardy loosely inserted.Winter...

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1929 Dudley and Gilderoy a Nonsense Algernon Blackwood
1929 Dudley and Gilderoy a Nonsense Algernon Blackwood

Price: £99.99

A first edition of Dudley & Gilderoy: A Nonsense from journalist, broadcasting narrator, and prolific ghost story novelist Algernon Henry Blackwood.  A humorous biographical account of a parrot and a cat. Blackwood...

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1930 The Murder At The Vicarage Agatha Christie First Ed Miss Marple Scarce
1930 The Murder At The Vicarage Agatha Christie First Ed Miss Marple Scarce

Price: £900.00

An extremely scarce detective novel by the bestselling crime author Agatha Christie.A nice copy clean and bright, just a bit too worn on the spine to be very good but much better than usually seen.This is the first edition,...

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1931 De Maisse A Journal of Accomplishments G B Harrison and R A Jones First
1931 De Maisse A Journal of Accomplishments G B Harrison and R A Jones First

Price: £44.99

The first English edition of this history of the court of Elizabeth I, and the place of Monsieur de Maisse. Translated from the original French.

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1931 The World of Light Aldous Huxley Comedy in Three Acts First
1931 The World of Light Aldous Huxley Comedy in Three Acts First

Price: £49.00

A first edition of Aldous Huxley's second play, The World of Light. Including a publisher's catalogue to the rear of the dustwrapper.

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1932 Evelyn Waugh Black Mischief First Edition Adventure Novel
1932 Evelyn Waugh Black Mischief First Edition Adventure Novel

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this adventure novel from Evelyn Waugh. Sixth impression. Black Mischief was Waugh's third novel, published in 1932. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford...

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1932 John Boynton Priestley Faraway Modern First Edition Hardback
1932 John Boynton Priestley Faraway Modern First Edition Hardback

Price: £35.00

A scarce first edition copy of Priestley's fifth novel. One of the author's lesser known works, the novel tells the story of Wlliam Dursley, whose long-lost uncle changes his life forever when he appears on his doorstep.

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1933 Edith Sitwell Five Variations On A Theme First Edition With Dustwrapper
1933 Edith Sitwell Five Variations On A Theme First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £80.00

A first edition of Edith Sitwell's poetry anthology Five Variations on a Theme.Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic, eldest of the three literary Sitwells. First edition. Sitwell published poetry continuously from...

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1934 Doctor Martino and Other Stories William Faulkner First Edition
1934 Doctor Martino and Other Stories William Faulkner First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this collection of stories by William Faulkner. Including titles such as Doctor Martino, The Hound, Fox Hunt and many others.

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1935 Graham Greene England Made Me Novel First Edition
1935 Graham Greene England Made Me Novel First Edition

Price: £280.00

A first edition of Graham Greene's England Made Me.Set in Stockholm, the novel deals with the exploits of Anthony Farrant, who becomes bodyguard to a dubious Swedish financier. It was republished as Shipwrecked in 1953, and adapted...

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1935 Natural Need by James Reeves First Edition Poetry
1935 Natural Need by James Reeves First Edition Poetry

Price: £39.99

A copy of 'The Natural Need', the first published written works by James Reeves (July 1909 May 1978) a British writer known as James Reeves principally known for his poetry and contributions to children's literature and the...

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1935 The New Made Grave First Edition Hulbert Footner Crime Very Scarce
1935 The New Made Grave First Edition Hulbert Footner Crime Very Scarce

Price: £95.00

A very scarce first edition of this crime novel by Hulbert Footner.Published for 'The Crime Club Ltd', The New Made Grave follows the stor of Weir Lambert, who gets embroiled in a small-town murder mystery.

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1936 Herbert Ernest Bates House Women English Novel First Edition Hardback
1936 Herbert Ernest Bates House Women English Novel First Edition Hardback

Price: £120.00

A very scarce US first edition copy of H.E. Bates' eighth novel.Known for often comical depictions of the British countryside, this novel marks a foray into more serious subject matter.

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1936 Hugh Walpole A Prayer For My Son First Edition With Dustwrapper
1936 Hugh Walpole A Prayer For My Son First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £170.00

A first UK edition of Hugh Walpole's A Prayer for My Son.Originally intending to be a clergyman in the footsteps of his father, Walpole was later encouraged to write by Henry James and Arnold Bennett, and became a hugely succesful...

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1936 Noah and the Waters First Edition C Day Lewis Hogarth Press Play
1936 Noah and the Waters First Edition C Day Lewis Hogarth Press Play

Price: £48.00

A first edition of this play by Cecil Day Lewis, limited to 100 numbered copies (this copy is un-numbered). Noah and the Waters is a 'morality play' which takes up the biblical tale of Noah.

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1936 Odd John Olaf Stapledon First U S Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction Novel
1936 Odd John Olaf Stapledon First U S Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction Novel

Price: £160.00

The first US edition of this famous science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon.The true first, and first UK edition was published the year previously. This edition has 'first edition' stated to colophon page as it is the first edition...

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1937 Coronation Summer Angela Thirkell Historical Fiction First Edition
1937 Coronation Summer Angela Thirkell Historical Fiction First Edition

Price: £37.99

The first edition of this novel set in Victorian England. With a coloured frontispiece and numerous other illustrations throughout.

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1937 The Case of the Seven Calvary First Edition Anthony Boucher
1937 The Case of the Seven Calvary First Edition Anthony Boucher

Price: £44.99

This is an uncommon first edition of Anthony Boucher's first mystery novel. Anthony Boucher was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential...

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1938 Siegfried Sassoon First Edition The Old Century and Seven More Years
1938 Siegfried Sassoon First Edition The Old Century and Seven More Years

Price: £70.00

A first edition of this autobiographical work by Siegfried Sassoon. This is the first in a series of three autobiographical works by Sassoon, which are The Weald of Youth and Siegfried's Journey.

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1939 A P HERBERT General Cargo ESSAYS D/J First
1939 A P HERBERT General Cargo ESSAYS D/J First

Price: £29.99

Publisher's orange cloth binding with blue titles to spine.  In pictorial dust jacket. The first edition of this collection of essays, many of which originally appeared in Punch magazine. Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, CH (usually...

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1939 Leslie Charteris The Happy Highwayman Saint First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1939 Leslie Charteris The Happy Highwayman Saint First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £375.00

A first UK edition of this Leslie Charteris collection of short stories, featuring his popular character, The Saint. This was the 21st book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". This was the last set of Saint...

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1939 Somerset Maugham First Edition Christmas Holiday Novel Scarce
1939 Somerset Maugham First Edition Christmas Holiday Novel Scarce

Price: £200.00

A scarce first edition of this novel by Somerset Maugham.Published before the outbreak of war in 1939, Christmas Holiday provides a warning to the complacent, British middle-class of the upheavals taking place on the European mainland....

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1939 The Mystery at Merrilees Michael Poole Illustrated First Edition
1939 The Mystery at Merrilees Michael Poole Illustrated First Edition

Price: £49.99

This is a first edition of this mystery novel which belonged to the Browne series by writer Michael Poole.Michael Poole was the pseudonym of English writer Reginald Heber Poole who wrote many mystery novels following detective...

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1940 Gerald Verner The Poisoner First Edition Very Scarce
1940 Gerald Verner The Poisoner First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £49.99

A very scarce copy of The Poisoner, a 'thrilling detective mystery novel' by prolific writer Gerald Verner. First edition. With publisher's advertisements to rear including those for Verner's novels. Previous...

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1942 John Steinbeck First UK Edition The Moon is Down Novel Dustwrapper
1942 John Steinbeck First UK Edition The Moon is Down Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £70.00

A UK first edition of this novel by John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck was an American writer, best known for his novels Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and the Putlizer-Prize winning The Grapes of Wrath.  

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1943 James Corbett Murder Minus Motive Crime Mystery Detective
1943 James Corbett Murder Minus Motive Crime Mystery Detective

Price: £60.00

A hardback copy of Murder Minus Motive. Undated. First edition published 1943. All titles mentioned in this copy were published prior to 1943.  

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1944 An Unknown Land Samuel Viscount Utopian Novel First Edition Signed
1944 An Unknown Land Samuel Viscount Utopian Novel First Edition Signed

Price: £59.99

A first edition, second impression of this utopian novel by Viscount Samuel. Author's presentation copy, signed by the author to the front free-endpaper. With one folding plate.

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1944 James Hanley At Bay First Edition Short Stories Collection
1944 James Hanley At Bay First Edition Short Stories Collection

Price: £25.00

James Hanley's collection of short stories, including 'Jacob' and 'People are Curious'. A first edition.

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1944 Lost Worlds Clark Ashton Smith First Edition Horror Sci-Fi
1944 Lost Worlds Clark Ashton Smith First Edition Horror Sci-Fi

Price: £650.00

The first UK edition of this collection of short science fiction and horror stories from Clark Ashton Smith. Including The Empire of the Necromancers, The Holiness of Azedarac, The Maze of Maal Dweb and many others. With a bookseller's...

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1944 Miles from Anywhere C Henry Warren Illustrated Novel First Edition
1944 Miles from Anywhere C Henry Warren Illustrated Novel First Edition

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this novel set in Northern Essex by C. Henry Warren. With illustrations throughout by Thomas Hennell.

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1944 The Robber Bridegroom Eudora Welty Scarce First Edition
1944 The Robber Bridegroom Eudora Welty Scarce First Edition

Price: £89.99

A scarce first edition of this fantasy from Eudora Welty, set in Mississippi. Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 July 23, 2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South.

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1945 Escape the Night M G Eberhart First Edition in Dustwrapper
1945 Escape the Night M G Eberhart First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this detective novel from M. G. Eberhardt. 'The popular M. G. Eberhart's latest story is a subtle and sophisticated novel of character and suspense in which murder plays its overpowering motif.'

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1945 The Burning Glass and other Poems First Edition Walter de la Mare
1945 The Burning Glass and other Poems First Edition Walter de la Mare

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this collection of poems by Walter de la Mare. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was an acclaimed English writer best known for his works for children and for his poem The Listener.

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1945 The Happy Turning A Dream of Life H G Wells First Edition
1945 The Happy Turning A Dream of Life H G Wells First Edition

Price: £68.00

A first edition of one of the final works by H. G. Wells.It contains some of Wells' reflections on his life and the world around him.

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1945 The Red Knight John Newton Chance First Edition
1945 The Red Knight John Newton Chance First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this crime novel about David Chance and Sally Wilding. John Lymington (19111983) was born John Richard Newton Chance in London. He was a prolific writer of short stories, children's literature, mystery and science...

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1945 The Saint On Guard First Edition Leslie Charteris Dustwrapper
1945 The Saint On Guard First Edition Leslie Charteris Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this novel from The Saint series by Leslie Charteris.Leslie Charteris was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, best known for his series of books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias 'The...

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1946 Gunning in England First Edition William J Elliot Scarce Dustwrapper Crime
1946 Gunning in England First Edition William J Elliot Scarce Dustwrapper Crime

Price: £130.00

A first edition of this murder mystery novel by William J. Elliot in its scarce original dustwrapper. Featuring his popular character "English" Ed Gunning.

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1946 Nightmare Alley William Lindsay Gresham First Edition Dustwrapper Carnival
1946 Nightmare Alley William Lindsay Gresham First Edition Dustwrapper Carnival

Price: £240.00

The first edition of William Lindsay Green's most famous work.This is the first novel by the author, and his best known, as it was adapted into the 1947 film noir production of the same name starring Tyrone Power. With original...

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1946 PG Wodehouse First UK Edition Money In The Bank Aristocratic Humour Comedy
1946 PG Wodehouse First UK Edition Money In The Bank Aristocratic Humour Comedy

Price: £30.00

A first UK edition of PG Wodehouse's Money In The Bank.With the book published in the US four years earlier, this edition was put on hold due to government suspicions of Nazi collaboration during World War II. 

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1946 Strangely She Died First Edition Nigel Morland Dustwrapper Crime Novel
1946 Strangely She Died First Edition Nigel Morland Dustwrapper Crime Novel

Price: £19.99

A scarce first edition of this murder mystery novel by Nigel Morland. This book was produced in complete conformity with the Authorised Economy Standard, designed to save paper during the Second World War.

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1946 The Straw Men Murders Alexander Campbell First Edition
1946 The Straw Men Murders Alexander Campbell First Edition

Price: £450.00

The scarce first edition of this detective novel from Alexander Campbell. This is one of the very few pre-1950s detective stories written in South Africa.

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1946 The Time Stream John Taine Eric Temple Bell First U S Edition Pseudonym
1946 The Time Stream John Taine Eric Temple Bell First U S Edition Pseudonym

Price: £35.00

The first US Edition of this science fiction work.John Taine is a pseudonym for the mathematician and science fiction writer Eric Temple Bell.  Temple Bell spent most of his life in America and published his non-fiction works...

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1946 Then and Now A Novel W Somerset Maugham First UK Edition
1946 Then and Now A Novel W Somerset Maugham First UK Edition

Price: £25.00

A first edition of this historical novel from W. Somerset Maugham. Set in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance, the story focuses on three months in the life of Niccolo Machiavelli, the Florentine politician, diplomat, philosopher...

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1946 Three Short Stories William Sansom First Edition Dustwrapper
1946 Three Short Stories William Sansom First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this collection of three short stories by William Sansom. Stories included are The Cleaner's Story, Cat Up A Tree, and The Invited. William Sansom (18 January 1912 20 April 1976) was a British novelist, travel...

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1946 William Saroyan The Adventures of Wesley Jackson Dustwrapper First
1946 William Saroyan The Adventures of Wesley Jackson Dustwrapper First

Price: £80.00

A first edition of William Saroyan's The Adventures of Wesley Jackson. An American playwright and author awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Saroyan's work mainly focuses on the experiences of Armenian immigrants.

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1947 Francis Gerard Sorcerer's Shaft First Edition
1947 Francis Gerard Sorcerer's Shaft First Edition

Price: £44.99

Sorcerer's Shaft is a crime thriller written in three 'books' by Francis Grard. First edition. Book one Murder in Preparation, book two Murder in Perpetration, book three Murder in Perspective.

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1947 Green Corners Bertha Damon First Edition Colour Illustrations Dustwrapper
1947 Green Corners Bertha Damon First Edition Colour Illustrations Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

The first UK edition of this novel by Bertha Damon. A Sense of Humus (Simon and Schuster, 1943), published in England as Green Corners (London: Michael Joseph, 1947), focuses on her adult life in the 1930s in rural New...

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1947 If He Hollers Let Him Go First Edition Chester Himes Dustwrapper
1947 If He Hollers Let Him Go First Edition Chester Himes Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

The first UK edition of this novel about racial conflict from the 1940s. The story spans four days in the life of Robert "Bob" Jones, a newcomer to L.A. from Ohio, who has some college education, and works as a crew leader in a...

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1947 Leslie Charteris The Saint Sees It Through First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1947 Leslie Charteris The Saint Sees It Through First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A first UK edition of this Leslie Charteris novel, featuring his popular character, The Saint. This was the final full-length novel featuring Templar to be solely written by Charteris, as the author chose to concentrate on short stories...

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1947 Somerset Maugham First Edition Creatures of Circumstance Short Stories
1947 Somerset Maugham First Edition Creatures of Circumstance Short Stories

Price: £20.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories by Somerset Maugham. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British writer, known for his novels Of Human Bondage and The Painted Veil.

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1947 SPIN A SILVER COIN Hannum COLOUR Illus 1st
1947 SPIN A SILVER COIN Hannum COLOUR Illus 1st

Price: £24.99

Publisher's full cloth binding with black and silver titles to spine and black embossed horse to front board. First editon of this charming book with 12 delightful colour illustrations, including frontispiece.

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1947 Spun Silk William James Elliott in Scarce Dustwrapper First Edition
1947 Spun Silk William James Elliott in Scarce Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this romantic thriller by William J. Elliot, in its scarce original dustwrapper. This is the third appearance of 'Silk', the man of five personalities and fifty face.

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1947 The Seven Lamps Gerald Verner Very Scarce Mystery Thriller First Edition
1947 The Seven Lamps Gerald Verner Very Scarce Mystery Thriller First Edition

Price: £125.00

A very scarce copy of this mystery novel by Gerald Verner. First edition. Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was a prolific writer of thrillers and wrote more than 120 novels translated into over 35 languages.

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1948 Final Blackout First Edition Dustwrapper L R Hubbard Scientology Fiction
1948 Final Blackout First Edition Dustwrapper L R Hubbard Scientology Fiction

Price: £300.00

The first edition of this novel by L Ron Hubbard.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was the founder of the Church of Scientology. He has been cited by the Smithsonian magazine as one of the most 100 significant...

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1948 Magnet of Doom Georges Simenon First English Edition Maigret
1948 Magnet of Doom Georges Simenon First English Edition Maigret

Price: £55.00

The first English edition of this historical novel set in the Congo Basin.  A prolific author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Georges Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective...

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1948 Ross Lockridge Raintree Country First Edition First Printing Sotheran DW
1948 Ross Lockridge Raintree Country First Edition First Printing Sotheran DW

Price: £160.00

An attractively bound first edition of Ross Lockridge Jr's only novel.First edition, first printing. With date to title page, 'Wasn't Jesus Gods' to page 152 and 'has four children' to third paragraph of dustwrapper bound...

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1948 The Blazing Tower R B Marriott First Edition in Dustwrapper Scarce Signed
1948 The Blazing Tower R B Marriott First Edition in Dustwrapper Scarce Signed

Price: £145.00

A scarce first edition of the first novel from R. B. Marriott. 'The Blazing Tower is one of the most fascinating books written by an English writer for many years. Strange, subtle, dramatic, it is a romance of the spirit; the spirit...

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1948 The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene First Edition Novel Hardcover
1948 The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene First Edition Novel Hardcover

Price: £45.00

A first edition of the novel by Graham Greene.Greene draws on his experiences in Africa in this story of a man undergoing crises of duty, morals and faith.

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1948 This Side of Paradise F Scott Fitzgerald Second Edition Dustwrapper Novel
1948 This Side of Paradise F Scott Fitzgerald Second Edition Dustwrapper Novel

Price: £300.00

The second UK edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel.First published in America twenty-eight years earlier in 1920 and in the UK in 1921, this is the second UK edition of this textIn original unclipped dustwrapper.This Side of...

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1949 1st Nadine Gordimer Face to Face First Edition Original Dustwrapper SIGNED
1949 1st Nadine Gordimer Face to Face First Edition Original Dustwrapper SIGNED

Price: £1,250.00

The first edition of this collection of short stories by South African author, Nadine Gordimer. Signed by the author to the title page With the scarce original dustwrapper. Including A Commonplace Story, A Present...

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1949 Day of Glory Rene Behaine First UK Edition Novel in Dustwrapper
1949 Day of Glory Rene Behaine First UK Edition Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The first English edition of this novel from Rene Behaine. 'The Day of Glory continues the story of Michael and Catherine Varambaud now married and with one child, in the France which immediately preceded the outbreak of the First...

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1949 Face to Face Nadine Gordimer Signed First Edition Facsimile Dustwrapper
1949 Face to Face Nadine Gordimer Signed First Edition Facsimile Dustwrapper

Price: £135.00

The first edition of this collection of short stories by South African author, Nadine Gordimer. Signed by Gordimer to the title page. With a facsimile dustwrapper.

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1949 Nadine Gordimer Face to Face First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1949 Nadine Gordimer Face to Face First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £450.00

The first edition of this collection of short stories by South African author, Nadine Gordimer. With the scarce original dustwrapper. Including A Commonplace Story, A Present For A Good Girl, The Amateurs and many others....

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1949 Nadine Gordimer First Edition Face to Face Original Dustwrapper SIGNED
1949 Nadine Gordimer First Edition Face to Face Original Dustwrapper SIGNED

Price: £800.00

The first edition of this collection of short stories by South African author, Nadine Gordimer, which has been signed by the author to the title page. With the scarce original dustwrapper. Including A Commonplace Story,...

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1949 White Stranger Six Moons in Celebes Harry Wilcox First Edition WWII
1949 White Stranger Six Moons in Celebes Harry Wilcox First Edition WWII

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this account of Harry Wilcox' time spent living with the Torajas, a tribe indigenous to the Celebes islands. First edition. WIth numerous monochrome photographs throughout.

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1950 Across the River and Into the Trees First UK Ernest Hemingway Second State
1950 Across the River and Into the Trees First UK Ernest Hemingway Second State

Price: £150.00

A first US edition of Hemingway's later novel.First US edition with the A and Scribner's seal to the edition page. Dustwrapper is second state with orange background behind title on spine. Printed a few days after the UK edition, unusual...

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1950 André Gide If It Die Limited 1st Edition English Translation Autobiography
1950 André Gide If It Die Limited 1st Edition English Translation Autobiography

Price: £48.00

A limited edition, numbered 1059 out of 1500.The autobiography of Nobel Prize winner, Andr Gide, translated by Dorothy Bussy. A first edition.

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1950 Burning Bright John Steinbeck First Edition Play in Story Form
1950 Burning Bright John Steinbeck First Edition Play in Story Form

Price: £170.00

The first edition of this novel from Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck. First edition, first printing. Burning Bright was written as an experiment with producing a play in novel format. Rather than providing only the dialogue and...

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1950 E Hemingway Across the River and Into the Trees First UK Edition
1950 E Hemingway Across the River and Into the Trees First UK Edition

Price: £59.99

A copy of the first UK edition of Ernest Hemingway's Across the River and Into the Trees. The first chapter opens on the last day in the life of protagonist, Colonel Richard Cantwell, who is duck hunting in Trieste. Much...

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1950 Plays about People First Edition Peter Ustinov Dustwrapper Uncommon
1950 Plays about People First Edition Peter Ustinov Dustwrapper Uncommon

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this collection of plays by Peter Ustinov. Includes a preface by the author and three plays: 'The Tragedy of Good Intentions', 'Blow Your own Trumpet' and 'The Indifferent Shepherd'.

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1950 Sax RohmerThe Sins Of Sumuru Fu Manchu Counterpart First Edition
1950 Sax RohmerThe Sins Of Sumuru Fu Manchu Counterpart  First Edition

Price: £140.00

A UK first edition of this novel by Sax Rohmer.The first apperance of his female counterpart to his signature villain Dr. Fu Manchu, Sumuru was intially the product of a 1945-1946 radio serial that the producers of which deemed his...

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1950 Strait and Narrow First Edition Geoffrey Cotterell Very Scarce
1950 Strait and Narrow First Edition Geoffrey Cotterell Very Scarce

Price: £24.00

A very scarce first edition of this novel by Geoffrey Cotterell. Strait and Narrow 'is the story of a careerist - of the woman he loved - and of a dozen years of contemporary life in London.' (from flyleaf)

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1950 The Golden Bough Magic and Religion James George Frazer Abridged
1950 The Golden Bough Magic and Religion James George Frazer Abridged

Price: £130.00

James George Frazer's famous and influential comparative study of mythology and religion. Abridged edition.Frazer offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than...

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1950 The Man Who sold The Moon First Edition robert A Heinlein Future History
1950 The Man Who sold The Moon First Edition robert A Heinlein Future History

Price: £425.00

The first edition of this science fiction novel from Heinlein's Future History series.With original unclipped dustwrapper.The first edition, as stated to the verso of title page, alongside the copyright details from ten years...

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1950 The Wall First Edition John Hersey Novel Dustwrapper Warsaw Ghetto
1950 The Wall First Edition John Hersey Novel Dustwrapper Warsaw Ghetto

Price: £20.00

A UK first edition of this novel by John Hersey.The Wall tells the story of forty men and women who manage to escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

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1950 Travellers' Joy John Jowett First Editino Signed Lettter Dustwrapper
1950 Travellers' Joy John Jowett First Editino Signed Lettter Dustwrapper

Price: £150.00

The scarce first edition of this mystery novel from John Jowett.Containing a typed letter signed by Jowett to Mr Smith, in which he outlines his plans for future works such as, 'Fools of Fortune' and 'Rose'.

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1951 C S Forester Randall And The River Of Time First In Unclipped Dustwrapper
1951 C S Forester Randall And The River Of Time First In Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

Randall and the River of Time is a 1951 novel by C.S. Forester, his first novel with a modern setting since The Ship. In this novel, the reader is first introduced to Charles Randall, a modern hero. First edition, in an unclipped...

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1951 Hunt with the Hounds M G Eberhart First Edition in Dustwrapper
1951 Hunt with the Hounds M G Eberhart First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this murder mystery novel from M. G. Eberhart. 'In Hunt with the Hounds M. G. Eberhart again proves herself a master of suspense and romance, against the lovely background of the Virginia fox-hunting country....

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1951 Portrait in Smoke Bill S Ballinger First Edition
1951 Portrait in Smoke Bill S Ballinger First Edition

Price: £14.99

The scarce first edition of this novel from Bill S. Ballinger. The author of 30 books, Ballinger also used the names B.S. Sanborn and Frederic Fryer. The first was The Body in the Bed in 1948. His most famous work was 1950s Portrait...

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1951 The Art of Living and Other Stories First Edition John Gardner
1951 The Art of Living and Other Stories First Edition John Gardner

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories by John Gardner. Illustrated with woodcuts by Mary Azarian.

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1951 The End of the Affair Graham Greene First Edition Dustwrapper Romance
1951 The End of the Affair Graham Greene First Edition Dustwrapper Romance

Price: £68.00

The first edition of this popular novel by Graham Greene.The End of The Affair is set in London shortly after the Second World War and examines the obsessions, jealousy and discernments within the relationships of the three central...

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1951 Time and Again Clifford D Simak Science Fiction First Edition Dustwrapper
1951 Time and Again Clifford D Simak Science Fiction First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this science fiction by Clifford D. Smak. Time travel plays an important role in the ingeniously constructed Time and Again, then ventures into metaphysics. A long-lost space traveler returns with a message which...

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1951 Universe Robert Heinlein First Edition Science Fiction Paperback
1951 Universe Robert Heinlein First Edition Science Fiction Paperback

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this short work by Robert Heinlein.In original paper wraps with the Dell Book price of 10 cents to the top left corner and advertisements of other works in the 'Dell 10c Books' series to the rear wrap.With publisher's...

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1952 Gardner Case Of The Lonely Heiress Unclipped Dustwrapper First Australian
1952 Gardner Case Of The Lonely Heiress Unclipped Dustwrapper First Australian

Price: £29.99

The Case of the Lonely Heiress is a Perry Mason mystery novel by Erle Stanley Gardner, in unclipped dustwrapper. First Australian edition. Erle Stanley Gardner (1889 - 1970) was an American lawyer and author of detective stories....

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1952 Henry Miller Remember to Remember 1st Edition Essays Collection
1952 Henry Miller Remember to Remember 1st Edition Essays Collection

Price: £24.00

A hardback copy of Henry Miller's detailed account of his life in France, written after becoming disillusioned with Hollywood life after returning to America. A first edition.

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1952 James Jones From Here to Eternity First Novel Military Fiction
1952 James Jones From Here to Eternity First Novel Military Fiction

Price: £16.99

The first UK edition of James Jones' first published novel, based on the author's experiences in WWII. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century by the Modern...

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1952 Paul Scott Johnnie Sahib First Edition in Dustwrapper Military Novel
1952 Paul Scott Johnnie Sahib First Edition in Dustwrapper Military Novel

Price: £295.00

The first edition of this first novel from Paul Scott.Scott published a collection of three religious poems under the title I, Gerontius in 1941, but his writing career began in earnest with his first novel Johnny Sahib.

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1952 Sergeant Bigglesworth CID W E Johns Colour Illustrations
1952 Sergeant Bigglesworth CID W E Johns Colour Illustrations

Price: £28.00

The first UK edition of this Bigglesworth adventure from W. E. Johns. First edition, fourth impression.Including several coloured plates.

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1952 To Please Myself Leonora Starr First Printing Dustwrapper
1952 To Please Myself Leonora Starr First Printing Dustwrapper

Price: £29.00

The first edition of the Leonora Starr book, containing her reflections on numerous topics. Described as, 'A happy and enchanting book.'

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1952 Venture to the Interior Laurens van der Post First Edition in Dustwrapper
1952 Venture to the Interior Laurens van der Post First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

The first edition of this travel book from South African author, Laurens van der Post. Sir Laurens Jan van der Post (13 December 1906 16 December 1996) was an author, farmer, war hero, political adviser to British heads of government,...

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1953 Nadine Gordimer The Lying Days First Edition in Dustwrapper SIGNED
1953  Nadine Gordimer The Lying Days First Edition in Dustwrapper SIGNED

Price: £210.00

The first edition of this thought-provoking novel about a white girl growing up in South Africa. Signed by the author to the title page. Arguably a semi-autobiographical work, The Lying Days is a Bildungsroman, charting the growing...

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1953 A Pocket Full of Rye Agatha Christie Miss Marple First Edition Dustwrapper
1953 A Pocket Full of Rye Agatha Christie Miss Marple First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £70.00

The first edition of this Miss Marple crime novel by Agatha Christie.Scarce in an unclipped dustwrapper.This novel follows Miss Marple to the Fortescue house where she works with Inspector Neele to solve the death of Rex...

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1953 Bertrand Russell Satan in the Suburbs Illustrated Asgeir Scott First UK
1953 Bertrand Russell Satan in the Suburbs Illustrated Asgeir Scott First UK

Price: £75.00

A first UK edition of Bertrand Russell's Satan in the Suburbs.With illustrations by sgeir Scott.Mainly known for his works a philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell also published collections of short stories.

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1953 Children of the Atom First Edition Wilmar H Shiras Science Fiction Fantasy
1953 Children of the Atom First Edition Wilmar H Shiras Science Fiction Fantasy

Price: £49.00

The first edition of this significant science fiction book.Children of the Atom is a collection and expansion of three previous stories by Wilmar H Shiras. The most famous of which is her novella 'In Hiding' which appeared...

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1953 Down with Skool Geoffrey Willans Ronald Searle First Edition
1953 Down with Skool Geoffrey Willans Ronald Searle First Edition

Price: £98.00

A humorous tale of life in a boy's school from Geoffrey Willans, in its scarce original dustwrapper. With many comical illustrations throughout by Ronald Searle.

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1953 ECHOING GROVE Lehmann FICTION 1st
1953 ECHOING GROVE Lehmann FICTION 1st

Price: £29.99

Red cloth binding with gilt tiles to spine.  In colourful dust jacket designed by Gerald Wilkinson. Fisrt UK edition of what is considered to be the author's most ambitious novel, following the lives of two sisters who love...

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1953 ELLERY QUEEN The Scarlet Letters 1st Ed DW Crime
1953 ELLERY QUEEN The Scarlet Letters 1st Ed DW Crime

Price: £29.99

Ellery Queen is  a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn to write detective fiction.  Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971). In...

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1953 Love among the Ruins Evelyn Waugh First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1953 Love among the Ruins Evelyn Waugh First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £200.00

The first edition of this dystopian work by Evelyn Waugh.In original unclipped dustwrapper.Love Among The Ruins is a satire set in dystopian quasi-egalitarian Britain.Miles Plastic, the protagonist, is an orphan who at the beginning...

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1953 MAIDA STAINER Light + Shade 1st D/J PRESENTATION
1953 MAIDA STAINER Light + Shade 1st D/J PRESENTATION

Price: £39.99

Cloth spine with pictorial paper covered boards.  In white and black dust jacket. The first edition of this charming collection of poems which includes an author's presentation slip. Maida Stanier was born and brought up in...

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1953 Ring For Jeeves P G Wodehouse First Edition
1953 Ring For Jeeves P G Wodehouse First Edition

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this Jeeves novel from P. G. Wodehouse, which is the only novel from the series in which Jeeves' employer, Bertie Wooster, doesn't appear. Includes just the front panel of the original dustwrapper, loosely tucked...

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1953 Sydney Horler The Enemy Within the Gates Dustwrapper
1953 Sydney Horler The Enemy Within the Gates Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

The second impression of prolific British thriller writer Sydney Horler's The Enemy Within the Gates, first published 1950.Part of Horler's "Bunny Chipstead" series.

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1953 The Alien Sky Paul Scott First Edition Leather Binding
1953 The Alien Sky Paul Scott First Edition Leather Binding

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this controversial novel from Paul Scott. With remains of original dustwrapper tipped-in to the front endpapers.

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1953 The Crown Jewels and Other Regalia H D Sitwell Colour Plates Royalty First
1953 The Crown Jewels and Other Regalia H D Sitwell Colour Plates Royalty First

Price: £59.99

A beautifully illustrated examination of the treasures of the Tower of London. First edition. With many tissue-guarded colour plates throughout. Edited by Clarence Winchester.

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1953 The Dreadful Hollow Nicholas Blake Crime First Ed Signed Presentation Copy
1953 The Dreadful Hollow Nicholas Blake Crime First Ed Signed Presentation Copy

Price: £150.00

The first edition of this crime novel by mystery writer Nicholas Blake.Extremely scarce in original, unclipped, dustwrapper.A presentation copy, signed by the author himself and addressed to a John Talbot. Nicholas Blake is the...

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1953 The Soft Voice of the Serpent Nadine Gordimer First Edition in Dustwrapper
1953 The Soft Voice of the Serpent Nadine Gordimer First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £89.99

The first UK edition of this collection of short stories from Nadine Gordimer. Including stories such as The Soft Voice of Serpent, The Prisoner, The Defeated and many others.

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1954 Atlantis John Cowper Powys First Edition with Dustwrapper Odysseus
1954 Atlantis John Cowper Powys First Edition with Dustwrapper Odysseus

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this novel about Odysseus, protagonist of the Odyssey, from John Cowper Powys. It tells the story of Odysseus in his old age, after his ten-year voyage home from Troy, as he sets sail from Ithaca one last...

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1954 Born of Man and Woman First Ed Richard Matheson Anthology Science Fiction
1954 Born of Man and Woman First Ed Richard Matheson Anthology Science Fiction

Price: £360.00

The first edition of this anthology of gripping science fiction works.This is the first anthology of Matheson's works, named after the first story in this book and his first published short story 'Born of Man and Woman' (1950). With...

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1954 Daniel George Lonely Pleasures First Edition Miscellaneous Writings
1954 Daniel George Lonely Pleasures First Edition Miscellaneous Writings

Price: £24.00

A copy of Daniel George's Lonely Pleasures.A work constructed around George's collected notes on literary criticism. An avid reader, George writes on pieces both old and contemporary, giving his own opinions...

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1954 Destination Unknown Agatha Christie Crime First Edition Dustwrapper
1954 Destination Unknown Agatha Christie Crime First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

The first edition of this detective fiction by prolific writer Agatha Christie.This is the true first UK edition, the following year the first US edition was published under the name So Many Steps to Death by Dodd, Mead and Company....

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1954 ELLERY QUEEN The Glass Village CRIME 1st Ed DW
1954 ELLERY QUEEN The Glass Village CRIME 1st Ed DW

Price: £27.99

Ellery Queen is  a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn to write detective fiction.  Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971). In...

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1954 Kings of Space First Edition William Earl Johns Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1954 Kings of Space First Edition William Earl Johns Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this science fiction novel by Captain W. E. Johns. W. E. Johns was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, best known for his adventure series featuring the ace pilot and adventurer Biggles.

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1954 Richard Gordon The Captain's Table In Unclipped Dustwrapper First Edition
1954 Richard Gordon The Captain's Table In Unclipped Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £39.99

The Captain's Table is a novel by Richard Gordon, the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born in 1921), an English surgeon and anaesthetist. First edition, in unclipped dustwrapper As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written numerous...

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1954 Scotland Yard Sir Harold Scott Dustwrapper Police Commissioner Illustrated
1954 Scotland Yard Sir Harold Scott Dustwrapper Police Commissioner Illustrated

Price: £40.00

Sir Harold Scott's inside account of the work of Scotland Yard.First edition, with original cloth and unclipped dustwrapperWith numerous photographic illustrations of police forces, training exercises, criminals and of letters...

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1954 The Return of the Black Gang Gerald Fairlie First Edition Dustwrapper
1954 The Return of the Black Gang Gerald Fairlie First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £270.00

A scarce first edition of Gerard Fairlie's final contribution to the "Bulldog Drummond" series.The character of Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond was created by Fairlie's friend H. C. McNeile, who published several...

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1954 The Secret of the Sheba Rex Harding First Edition Scarce Modern First
1954 The Secret of the Sheba Rex Harding First Edition Scarce Modern First

Price: £69.99

A scarce first edition of this Rex Hardinge adventure novel. Rex Hardinge was a popular author of twentieth-century thriller and adventure novels.

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1954 William Sansom Lord Love Us Lynton Lamb First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper
1954 William Sansom Lord Love Us Lynton Lamb First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

Lord Love Us is a collection of short stories by William Sansom and illustrated by Lynton Lamb. In original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. William Sansom (1912 - 1976) a British novelist, travel and short...

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1955 Evelyn Waugh Officers Gentlemen Novel First Edition Sword Honour Trilogy
1955 Evelyn Waugh Officers Gentlemen Novel First Edition Sword Honour Trilogy

Price: £35.00

A first edition of Evelyn Waugh's Officers and Gentlemen. The second novel in his Swords Of Honour Trilogy, in which he examines the Second World War, the novel is loosely based on the author's own experiences during the conflict....

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1955 From Here to Eternity James Jones First Novel Military Fiction
1955 From Here to Eternity James Jones First Novel Military Fiction

Price: £14.99

The first UK edition of James Jones' first published novel, based on the author's experiences in WWII. Twelfth impression. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the...

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1955 Kenneth Fearing The Generous Heart First UK Edition Murder Mystery
1955 Kenneth Fearing The Generous Heart First UK Edition Murder Mystery

Price: £24.99

The first UK edition of this murder mystery from American author, Kenneth Fearing. Kenneth Fearing (July 28, 1902 June 26, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and founding editor of the Partisan Review. Literary critic Macha...

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1955 Subject and Object in Modern Theology First Edition Dustwrapper
1955 Subject and Object in Modern Theology First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this collection of theological essays by James Brown. 'Is there a perspective from which the vast and various work of modern theologians may be viewed, so as to show its shape and structure'

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1955 The Alien Heart Catherine Hutter First Edition in Dustwrapper
1955 The Alien Heart Catherine Hutter First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

The scarce first edition of this dramatic and thought-provoking novel from Catherine Hutter. 'This is the story of Robbie, who lived in two worlds. His is the alien heart'.

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1955 The Marriage Feast Other Stories First Edition Dustwrapper Par Lagerkvist
1955 The Marriage Feast Other Stories First Edition Dustwrapper Par Lagerkvist

Price: £14.99

The first edition of this collection of stories from Par Lagerkvist. Pr Fabian Lagerkvist (23 May 1891 11 July 1974) was a Swedish author who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951.

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1955 The Mists of Fear John Creasey Dr Palfrey Thriller Novel in Dustwrapper
1955 The Mists of Fear John Creasey Dr Palfrey Thriller Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

The eighteenth story in John Creasey's "Dr Palfrey" series of brooding thriller novels.   In its original unclipped dustwrapper. Thriller Bookclub reprint of the 1955 first edition, printed the same year.

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1956 Amasis Painter Semni Karouzou First Edition Greek Mythology Plates Pottery
1956 Amasis Painter Semni Karouzou First Edition Greek Mythology Plates Pottery

Price: £150.00

A discussion of the work of the Ancient Greek vase-painter Amasis, known as the Amasis Painter.This first edition discusses the work of the Amasis Painter, an ancient Greek vase-painter who worked in the black-figure technique. His...

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1956 Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson Sci Fi and Fantasy First Edition
1956 Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson Sci Fi and Fantasy First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this collection of science fiction stories from Richard Matheson. Including Bron of Man and Woman, Mad House, To Fit the Crime and many other tales. Bookseller's label to front pastedown.

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1956 Leslie Charteris Saint On The Spanish Main First Edition With Dustwrapper
1956 Leslie Charteris Saint On The Spanish Main First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A first UK edition of Leslie Charteris' The Saint on the Spanish Main.Featuring the titular character and his usual thwarting of corrupt persons and those guilty of behaviour he deems unrighteous, this work sees the debonaire criminal...

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1956 Red Over Green Robert Henriques First Edition
1956 Red Over Green Robert Henriques First Edition

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this war novel by Robert Henriques. Robert David Quixano Henriques (11 December 1905 - 22 January 1967) was a British writer, broadcaster and farmer. He gained modest renown for two award-winning novels and...

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1956 Six Feet of the Country Nadine Gordimer First Edition Short Stories
1956 Six Feet of the Country Nadine Gordimer First Edition Short Stories

Price: £115.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories from Nadine Gordimer. Including Face from Atlantis, My First Two Women, Happy Event and more.

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1956 The Eunuch of Stamboul by Dennis Wheatley with Dustwrapper
1956 The Eunuch of Stamboul by Dennis Wheatley with Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

An uncommon edition of Wheatley's espionage thriller The Eunuch of Stamboul, scarce with the dustwrapper.The English author Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977) was one of the world's best-selling authors from the 1930s through...

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1956 The Toff in New York John Creasey First Edition with Dustwrapper
1956 The Toff in New York John Creasey First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £39.00

The first edition of this Toff tale from British crime writer John Creasey.The Toff - nickname of upper-class crime sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison - travels to New York to investigate the kidnapping of the wealthy...

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1956 Twilight For the Gods Ernest Gann First Edition in Dustwrapper
1956 Twilight For the Gods Ernest Gann First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this Ernest Gann novel, described as, 'The story of a Captain, his ship and those who sailed in her.' Although many of his 21 best-selling novels show Ganns devotion to aviation, others, including Twilight for...

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1956 William Sansom The Loving Eye First Edition Published By Hogarth Press
1956 William Sansom The Loving Eye First Edition Published By Hogarth Press

Price: £19.99

The Loving Eye A Novel by William Sansom (1912 - 1976) a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style. First edition. After the war, Sansom became a full-time writer. In 1946 and...

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1957 Evelyn Waugh The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold In Unclipped Dustwrapper First
1957 Evelyn Waugh The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold In Unclipped Dustwrapper First

Price: £110.00

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a novel first published in 1957 by Evelyn Waugh. Strong parallels may be drawn between events in the novel overtaking the eponymous protagonist, Gilbert Pinfold, and episodes in the author's own life....

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1957 Far Far the Mountain Peak John Masters First Edition in Dustwrapper
1957 Far Far the Mountain Peak John Masters First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this novel set in India from John Masters. '[A] Realistic and heartbreakingly triumphant tale of a marriage [alongside] the years of suspense during the First World War.'

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1957 Gimpel the Fool and Other Essays First Edition Isaac Bashevis Singer
1957 Gimpel the Fool and Other Essays First Edition Isaac Bashevis Singer

Price: £255.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories from Isaac Bashevis Singer. Including tales such as The Wife Killer, Joy, The Old Man and many others.

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1957 Going Home First UK Edition Doris Lessing Dustwrapper
1957 Going Home First UK Edition Doris Lessing Dustwrapper

Price: £48.00

The first UK edition of this Doris Lessing autobiographical work. Illustrated throughout by Paul Hogarth.

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1957 Henry Cecil Much In Evidence First Edition In Unclipped Dustwrapper
1957 Henry Cecil Much In Evidence First Edition In Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

Much in Evidence is a novel by Henry Cecil Leon in unclipped dustwrapper designed by Riviere. Leon (1902 - 1976) wrote under the pen-names Henry Cecil and Clifford Maxwell, was a judge and a writer of fiction about the...

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1957 John Steinbeck The Short Reign of Pippin IV 1st UK Edition Satire Monarchy
1957 John Steinbeck The Short Reign of Pippin IV 1st UK Edition Satire Monarchy

Price: £40.00

Steinbeck's satirical look at the monarchy, set in France.A first British edition.

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1957 Journey to Java Harold Nicolson First Edition with Unclipped Dustwrapper
1957 Journey to Java Harold Nicolson First Edition with Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this autobiographical account of the travels of Harold Nicolson. Sir Harold George Nicolson (21 November 1886 1 May 1968) was an English diplomat, author, diarist and politician.

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1957 Lantern Hill First Edition Barbara Worsley-Gough Duswrapper Scarce
1957 Lantern Hill First Edition Barbara Worsley-Gough Duswrapper Scarce

Price: £35.00

A scarce first edition of this novel by Barbara Worsley-Gough.Lantern Hill is one of two detective novels by the author featuring the character of Aloysius Kelly.

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1957 Lin Yutang Lady Wu A True Story First Edition With Dustwrapper
1957 Lin Yutang Lady Wu A True Story First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £70.00

A first edition of Lin Yutang's Lady Wu: A True Story.Perhaps best known for his work translating Chinese texts into English, Yutang is noted as one of the finest writers of his generation, with his work selling very well in both languages....

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1957 Model for the Toff John Creasey First Edition with Dustwrapper
1957 Model for the Toff John Creasey First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £42.00

The first edition of this Toff tale from British crime writer, John Creasey."For a year now, Hugo Zana, the famous couturier, has had his models frightened away from working for him - why Now his best, most beautiful and most loyal...

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1957 Race for Life Jacques Remy First English Edition in Dustwrapper
1957 Race for Life Jacques Remy First English Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

The first English edition of this thrilling tale of rescue at sea from Jacques Remy. Translated from the original French by Vladimir Kean.

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1957 Religion and the Rebel Colin Wilson First Edition in Dustwrapper
1957 Religion and the Rebel Colin Wilson First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first edition of Wilson's second novel, following on from the success of The Outsider. Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 5 December 2013) was a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. ...

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1957 Strange Evil First Edition Jane Gaskell Dustwrapper Uncommon
1957 Strange Evil First Edition Jane Gaskell Dustwrapper Uncommon

Price: £58.00

A first edition of this novel by Jane Gaskell. Strange Evil is Jane Gaskell's first novel, which she completed writing when she was 14 years old. The novel is 'a fantasy, set in a mysterious fourth-dimensional land of the author's...

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1957 The Apple Knockers Scarce First Edition John Brick
1957 The Apple Knockers Scarce First Edition John Brick

Price: £79.99

A scarce first UK edition of this novel set during the American Civil War by John Brick. 'John Brick whose exciting novel of the War of Independence The King's Rangers will be remembered by many readers, establishes himself...

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1957 The Blind Villain Evelyn Berckman Uncommon First Edition
1957 The Blind Villain Evelyn Berckman Uncommon First Edition

Price: £42.99

This is an uncommon first edition of this early mystery novel by author Evelyn Berckman.Evelyn Berckman was an American author noted for her detective and Gothic horror novels. She also wrote four non-fiction titles...

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1957 The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West Fairfield First Edition
1957 The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West Fairfield First Edition

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this novel set in the early 1900s. Cicely Isabel Fairfield (21 December 189215 March 1983), known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and...

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1957 The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean Dustwrapper First Edition
1957 The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £48.00

A first edition of Alistair MacLean's The Guns of Navarone.The Guns of Navarone is set during World War II on the fictitious Greek island of Navarone during the historical context of the Dodecanese Campaign - the Allies' campaign to...

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1957 The Prisoner in the Mask Dennis Wheatley Dustwrapper First Edition
1957 The Prisoner in the Mask Dennis Wheatley Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this historical novel by Dennis Wheatley. 'This most thrilling, romantic and gay story of ten years in the young manhood of the Duke de Richleau in the France of the 'nineties shows the "prince of thriller-writers"...

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1957 Theodore Roethke Words for the Wind 1st Edition Poetry Collection American
1957 Theodore Roethke Words for the Wind 1st Edition Poetry Collection American

Price: £150.00

A hardback collection of American poet Roethke's poetry.A first edition.

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1957 When Strangers Meet Robert Bloomfield Thriller Scarce First Edition
1957 When Strangers Meet Robert Bloomfield Thriller Scarce First Edition

Price: £79.99

This is a scarce first edition of this crime thriller by Robert Bloomfield.The thriller follows a group of unlikely comrades and antagonists who are thrown together in a ghost town on the hunt for an alleged treasure, which culminates...

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1957 Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Horace Walpole's Library Limited Edition Lectures
1957 Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Horace Walpole's Library Limited Edition Lectures

Price: £38.00

A limited edition of Horace Walpole's Library, by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis. Limited to 750 copies, this work is a copy of Lewis' lecture given on the size and scope of Walpole's library collection. Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was...

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1958 A Touch of Strange Short Story Anthology Science fiction Theodore Sturgeon
1958 A Touch of Strange Short Story Anthology Science fiction Theodore Sturgeon

Price: £145.00

The first edition of this short story collection by Theodore Sturgeon.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Published as a part of the Doubleday science fiction series.Theodore Sturgeon was an American science fiction writer...

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1958 A World of Strangers Nadine Gordimer First Edition SIGNED In Dustwrapper
1958 A World of Strangers Nadine Gordimer First Edition SIGNED In Dustwrapper

Price: £165.00

A first edition of this controversial novel, which was banned for twelve years in Gordimer's native South Africa. Signed by the author to the title page.

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1958 Best SF Three First Edition Science Fiction Stories
1958 Best SF Three First Edition Science Fiction Stories

Price: £30.00

A very scarce first edition of this collection of science fiction short stories by various authors. The third in a series of 7 volumes, Best SF Three includes the stories 'Grenville's Planet' by Michael Shaara, 'Counterspy' by...

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1958 Dennis Wheatley Traitor's Gate First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper
1958 Dennis Wheatley Traitor's Gate First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

Traitor's Gate is a novel in the Gregory Sallust series by Dennis Wheatley, in unclipped dustwrapper. Endpapers illustrated with street plan of Budapest and a ground plan of the Tower of London. First edition. Dennis Yates...

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1958 F Scott Fitzgerald First Edition Afternoon of an Author Stories Essays
1958 F Scott Fitzgerald First Edition Afternoon of an Author Stories Essays

Price: £58.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories and essays by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Arthur Mizener. Includes the short stories 'A Night at the Fair' and 'Basil and Cleopatra' and the essays 'Who's Who - and...

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1958 F. Scott Fitzgerald Afternoon of an Author 1st Edition Essays Short Stories
1958 F. Scott Fitzgerald Afternoon of an Author 1st Edition Essays Short Stories

Price: £45.00

A hardback collection of essays and short stories, drawn together from across F. Scott Fitzgerald's career. Includes 'Basil and Cleopatra', 'One Trip Abroad' and 'No Harm Trying'.A first edition.

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1958 Invitation to Violence Lionel White Thriller First Edition Scarce
1958 Invitation to Violence Lionel White Thriller First Edition Scarce

Price: £49.99

This is a scarce first edition of this thriller by American novelist Lionel White.Lionel White was an American journalist and novelist famous for his dark, noir-esque stories, many of which were mad in to popular films. He wrote more...

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1958 Iris Murdoch The Bell Signed First Edition in Dustwrapper Imber Court
1958 Iris Murdoch The Bell Signed First Edition in Dustwrapper Imber Court

Price: £750.00

A signed first edition of Iris Murdoch's fourth novel, The Bell. Signed by Murdoch to the title page. The Bell is set in Imber Court, a lay religious community situated next to an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns in Gloucestershire. ...

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1958 Julian Symons The Gigantic Shadow Crime Fiction in Dustwrapper First Ed
1958 Julian Symons The Gigantic Shadow Crime Fiction in Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Julian Symons. 'Bill Hunter made his living by asking uncomfortable questions of the rich and famous. But when the tables were turned, and one of his 'victims' dug up a secret from Hunter's...

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1958 Nadine Gordimer A World of Strangers First Edition In Dustwrapper
1958 Nadine Gordimer  A World of Strangers First Edition In Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this controversial novel, which was banned for twelve years in Gordimer's native South Africa. Nadine Gordimer (born 20 November 1923) is a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel...

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1958 Not Safe to be Free James Hadley Chase First Edition
1958 Not Safe to be Free James Hadley Chase First Edition

Price: £22.00

The first edition of this James Hadley Chase novel, in its original dustwrapper.The canon of Chase, comprising 90 titles, has earned for him a reputation as the king of thriller writers in Europe. He is also one of the internationally...

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1958 Rainer Maria Rilke Ewald Tragy 1st Edition Dual Language Translation
1958 Rainer Maria Rilke Ewald Tragy 1st Edition Dual Language Translation

Price: £25.00

The first English edition of Ewald Tragy, translated by Lola Greunthal. Considered a precursor to Rilke's only novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.This edition contains both the English and German texts. A first...

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1958 Raymond Chandler Playback Dustwrapper First UK Edition Philip Marlowe
1958 Raymond Chandler Playback Dustwrapper First UK Edition Philip Marlowe

Price: £50.00

A first edition of Chandler's final complete novel, 'Playback', featuring his iconic creation Philip Marlowe. It was published the year before his death.The novel was reworked by Chandler from a rejected screenplay by the same name...

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1958 The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories Connell First Edition in Dustwrapper
1958 The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories Connell First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

The first edition of this collection of stories from Evan S. Connell Jr. Including The Anatomy Lesson, The Walls of Avila, The Trellis and many others. Ex-libris bookplate of Michael Green to front free-endpaper.

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1958 The Edge of Beyond W E Johns Science Fiction Colour Illustrated First Ed
1958 The Edge of Beyond W E Johns Science Fiction Colour Illustrated First Ed

Price: £190.00

The first edition of this interesting sci-fi adventure novel from the creator of Biggles. Illustrated, with six colour plates throughout.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Captain W E Johns was the pen name of William Earl John. John...

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1958 The Toff on the Farm John Creasey First Edition in Dustwrapper
1958 The Toff on the Farm John Creasey First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this Toff tale from John Creasey, in its original dustwrapperIn the series of adventure novels by John Creasey, the Toff is the nickname of the Honourable Richard Rollison, an upper-class crime sleuth. Creasey...

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1959 Alan Sillitoe The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner First Edition
1959 Alan Sillitoe The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner First Edition

Price: £145.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories from Alan Sillitoe. In The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, the story focuses on Smith, a poor Nottingham teenager from a dismal home in a working class area,...

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1959 Bridge of the Brocade Sash by S.SITWELL JAPAN
1959 Bridge of the Brocade Sash by S.SITWELL  JAPAN

Price: £39.99

A first edition copy of Sitwell's observations of Japan First Edition Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (1897 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on...

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1959 CARD GAMES The Education of a Poker Player Herbert O Yardley First UK Ed
1959 CARD GAMES The Education of a Poker Player Herbert O Yardley First UK Ed

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this guide to poker-playing by Herbert O. Yardley.   With an introduction by Ian Fleming. Education of a Poker Player combines poker stories with the maths behind the poker strategies.

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1959 Cider with Rosie First Edition Laurie Lee Illustrated Autobiographical
1959 Cider with Rosie First Edition Laurie Lee Illustrated Autobiographical

Price: £500.00

A first edition of this autobiographical novel by Laurie Lee.'Cider with Rosie' is the first in a trilogy that contines with 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning' and 'A Moment of War'. The work is an account of Lee's childhood...

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1959 Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee Joseph Ward First Edition Illustrated
1959 Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee Joseph Ward First Edition Illustrated

Price: £240.00

A first edition of Laurie Lee's classic autobiography, Cider with Rosie. With illustrations throughout by John Ward. The novel is an account of Lee's childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire, England, in the period soon...

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1959 Dishonour Among Thieves E C R Lorac First Edition Crime Novel
1959 Dishonour Among Thieves E C R Lorac First Edition Crime Novel

Price: £115.00

The first edition of this crime novel from E. C. R. Lorac, featuring her popular character, Robert MacDonald. She was a very prolific writer, having written forty-eight mysteries under her first pen name, and twenty-three under...

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1959 Down Second Avenue Ezekiel Mphahlele Leather Binding First UK Edition
1959 Down Second Avenue Ezekiel Mphahlele Leather Binding First UK Edition

Price: £59.99

The first UK edition of this autobiography from South African author, Ezekiel Mphahlele. Es'kia Mphahlele (17 December 1919 27 October 2008) was a South African writer, educationist, artist and activist. He was born Ezekiel Mphahlele...

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1959 J Gash First Edition Streetwalker Novel John Grant
1959 J Gash First Edition Streetwalker Novel John Grant

Price: £34.99

The first UK edition of this controversial fictionalised account of the life of a prostitute in London's West End. Streetwalker was published anonymously, but was later attributed to Jonathan Gash (the pseudonym of John Grant). ...

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1959 John Brophy The Day they Robbed the Bank of England 1st Edition Crime
1959 John Brophy The Day they Robbed the Bank of England 1st Edition Crime

Price: £20.00

A hardback copy of The Day They Robbed The Bank of England, the novel which inspired the 1960 film of the same name. A first edition.

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1959 John Steinbeck Once There Was a War 1st British Edition Military Articles
1959 John Steinbeck Once There Was a War 1st British Edition Military Articles

Price: £140.00

The first British edition of Once There Was a War. A collection of Steinbeck's articles written for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943.

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1959 Jonathan Gash Streetwalker First Edition John Grant
1959 Jonathan Gash Streetwalker First Edition John Grant

Price: £44.99

The first edition of this controversial fictionalised account of the life of a prostitute in London's West End. Streetwalker was published anonymously, but was later attributed to Jonathan Gash (the pseudonym of John Grant). ...

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1959 MARGUERITE STEEN The Tower 1st Ed DW
1959 MARGUERITE STEEN The Tower 1st Ed DW

Price: £24.99

First edition copy in a dustwrapper. Marguerite Steen (1894 1975) was a British writer. She was best known for writing historical novels, most notably Matador and The Sun is my Undoing although she also wrote some biograhies and...

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1959 PORTRAITS of WORDSWORTH Blanshard ILLUS 1st
1959 PORTRAITS of WORDSWORTH Blanshard ILLUS 1st

Price: £32.99

Publisher's blue cloth binding with silver titles to spine.  In original dust jacket. A first ediiton with 48 plates depicting 63 individual portraits. "Here is a new kind of book about Wordsworth, a study ofthe surprisingly...

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1959 Shock Treatment James Hadley Chase First Edition in Dustwrapper
1959 Shock Treatment James Hadley Chase First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this classic James Hadley Chase mystery. Featuring the attractive original dustwrapper.

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1959 The Age of Defeat Colin Wilson First Edition Dustwrapper
1959 The Age of Defeat Colin Wilson First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this collection of philosophical essays by Colin Wilson. Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 5 December 2013) was a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist.

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1959 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe First Edition
1959 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe First Edition

Price: £230.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories from Alan Sillitoe. The work focuses on Smith, a poor Nottingham teenager from a dismal home in a working class area, who has bleak prospects in life and few interests beyond petty...

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1959 The Rape of Venice Dennis Wheatley First Edition Historical Novel
1959 The Rape of Venice Dennis Wheatley First Edition Historical Novel

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this historical novel about the supernatural by Dennis Wheatley. Dennis Yates Wheatley (8 January 1897 10 November 1977) was an English author. His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made...

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1959 The Unspeakable Skipton Pamela Hansford Johnson First Edition Dustwrapper
1959 The Unspeakable Skipton Pamela Hansford Johnson First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £33.00

A first edition of this comic novel from Pamela Hansford Johnson. Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow (29 May 1912 18 June 1981) was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic.

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1959 Ursula Moray Williams The Nine Lives of Island MacKenzie First Edition
1959 Ursula Moray Williams The Nine Lives of Island MacKenzie First Edition

Price: £96.00

A tale of a shipwrecked cat's life on a tropical island.A first edition.

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1959-1963 94Vol Sexton Blake Library Novels Crime Arthur Maclean First Thriller
1959-1963 94Vol Sexton Blake Library Novels Crime Arthur Maclean First Thriller

Price: £1,450.00

A 94 volume collection of various Sexton Blake novels.An unbroken run between volumes 432-526. First editions published between 1959-1963.Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who appeared in many British comic strips and novels throughout...

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1960 A Kind of Loving Stan Barstow First Edition Dustwrapper Ex Libris Ranfurly
1960 A Kind of Loving Stan Barstow First Edition Dustwrapper Ex Libris Ranfurly

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Stan Barstow's premiere, and best known novel.With original unclipped dustwrapper.A Kind of Loving was an extremely popular work and the first of a trilogy of works by Barstow about the character Vic Brown....

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1960 Anthony Powell Casanova's Chinese Restaurant Society US First Edition
1960 Anthony Powell Casanova's Chinese Restaurant Society US  First Edition

Price: £90.00

A first edition of the novel by Anthony PowellThe fifth book in Powell's The Music of Time series, this work covers the period between 1936 and 1937. Weaves together historical and fictional events, such as when Erridge, one of the...

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1960 Arms for Adonis Charlotte Jay First Edition in Dustwrapper
1960 Arms for Adonis Charlotte Jay First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this mystery novel from Geraldine Halls, published under her pen-name, Charlotte Jay. Jay was Hall's maiden name and it was under the name Charlotte Jay that she wrote most of the crime fiction novels for which...

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1960 Beverley Nichols Murder By Request Novel Dustwrapper First Edition
1960 Beverley Nichols Murder By Request Novel Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £30.00

A first edition of Beverley Nichols' Murder by Request.A playwright, journalist, and public speaker, Nichols was also an author who covered many topics from autobiographies and gardening, to mysteries and cats.

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1960 Dangerous to Lean Out Kevin FITZGERALD 1st EDITION
1960 Dangerous to Lean Out Kevin FITZGERALD 1st EDITION

Price: £49.99

A bright, clean first edition of Dangerous to Lean Out by Kevin Fitzgerald. Superb

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