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1894 The Ebb Tide a Trio and Quartette First Edition Robert Louis Stevenson
1894 The Ebb Tide a Trio and Quartette First Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

Price: £205.00

A collaborative short novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.This work was written by Stevenson and his step son Lloyd Osbourne.  The Ebb Tide was published the same year that Stevenson died. First edition, first issue of...

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1895 A Doctor of the Old School
1895 A Doctor of the Old School

Price: £140.00

The first edition of this uncommon novel by Ian Maclaren. ‘Ian Maclaren’ was the pen name of Reverend Dr John Watson, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. Illustrated, by...

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1901 A Sailor's Log Forty Years of Naval Life Autobiography Robley D Evans Illus
1901 A Sailor's Log Forty Years of Naval Life Autobiography Robley D Evans Illus

Price: £45.00

A first hand account of the life of a sailor, written by Robley D. Evans. A fascinating biographical work exploring life in the American Navy. Recollections on a long and fruitful career at...

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1904 Cabbages and Kings
1904 Cabbages and Kings

Price: £390.00

The first edition of this interlinked collection of surprising short stories by O. Henry, or William Sydney Porter, in the lovely original pictorial boards. The first edition of this work. ...

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1904 The Merry Multifleet and the Mounting Multicorps Illustrated Science Fiction Richard Johnson Th
1904 The Merry Multifleet and the Mounting Multicorps Illustrated Science Fiction Richard Johnson Th

Price: £350.00

A charming copy of these works of science fiction writing created by Richard Johnson, and written by Thomas O'Cluny. A lovely copy of this piece of science-fiction, featuring two short stories,...

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1904 William Tell Told Again
1904 William Tell Told Again

Price: £950.00

A handsome first edition first impression copy of P. G. Wodehouse's charming retelling of the William Tell legend. The main prose element of this work was written by P. G. Wodehouse, with sixteen...

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1907 The Red Thumb Mark by R Austin Freeman First Edition Scarce Signed
1907 The Red Thumb Mark by R Austin Freeman First Edition Scarce Signed

Price: £3,000.00

A signed first edition of this work of detective fiction.Inscribed by the author.WIth a custom designed modern photocopied dustwrapper. This dustwrapper was not issued with the book originally, and was made later by a previous owner....

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1919 Dorothy M Richardson Interim Novel First Edition Feminism Modernism
1919 Dorothy M Richardson Interim Novel First Edition Feminism Modernism

Price: £140.00

The first edition in book form of this work by Dorothy M Richardson.Dorothy Miller Richardson was a British author and journalist. Interim is part of Richardson's thirteen part semi-autobiograpical Pilgrimage series of novels. She...

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1922 My Daughter Helen
1922 My Daughter Helen

Price: £250.00

A very scarce first edition in the vanishingly scarce dustwrapper of this domestic drama novel about the relationship between a father and his married daughter, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. ...

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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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1925 The Trap
1925 The Trap

Price: £70.00

The first edition of this novel from the noted 'Pilgrimage' series by British author and journalist 'Dorothy Miller Richardson'. With a facsimile dustwrapper, as the original dustwrapper is...

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1925 Windows of Night Charles Williams First Edition Printer Library Copy Oxford
1925 Windows of Night Charles Williams First Edition Printer Library Copy Oxford

Price: £70.00

A collection of poetry by Charles Williams.The first edition of this work.This copy is from the printer's library at Oxford University, the printer and publisher of this work.Library bookplate to the front pastedown with the Oxford...

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1926 As It Was Helen Thomas First Edition Errata Edward Thomas Autobiographical
1926 As It Was Helen Thomas First Edition Errata Edward Thomas Autobiographical

Price: £65.00

Helen Thomas' memoir of her courtship and early married life.Helen Thomas was married to the poet Edward Thomas. Thomas is considered to be a war poet.. This work discusses Thomas' early life with her husband and was published six...

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1927 Blue Voyage
1927 Blue Voyage

Price: £75.00

The first edition of Conrad Aiken's Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a man's journey from America to England. The first edition of this work. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'Blue...

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1927 Rustic Elegies Edith Sitwell Poetry First Edition Anthology Frontispiece
1927 Rustic Elegies Edith Sitwell Poetry First Edition Anthology Frontispiece

Price: £68.00

A collection of poetry by Edith Sitwell.The first edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. With a portrait frontispiece of the author, Edit Sitwell. Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic. Most of her...

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1928 A Little Less Than Gods
1928 A Little Less Than Gods

Price: £195.00

A lovely first edition of Ford Madox Ford's historical novel, set during the turbulent Napoleonic Wars, in the original unclipped dustwrapper, uncommon to find in this

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1928 Enter Sir John First Ed Dustwrapper Clemence Dane Helen Simpson Mystery
1928 Enter Sir John First Ed Dustwrapper Clemence Dane Helen Simpson Mystery

Price: £165.00

A mystery crime novel by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson.The first edition of this work. This is the first of three novels written as a collaboration of Helen Simpson and Clemence Dane.With original unclipped dustwrapper.This...

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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 The Pathway
1928 The Pathway

Price: £125.00

An exceptional first edition, first impression copy of Henry Williamson's final novel in his touching series following the life of the ex-soldier Willie Maddison, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. ...

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1929 A High Wind in Jamaica
1929 A High Wind in Jamaica

Price: £350.00

The first edition of Richard Hughes' most popular novel, set on a plantation in Jamaica, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original price-clipped...

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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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1929 Joan Conquest Chastity A Drama of the East First Edition Scarce
1929 Joan Conquest Chastity A Drama of the East First Edition Scarce

Price: £675.00

A scarce first edition of this novel by Joan Conquest.Scarce, especially with the dustwrapper.Joan Conquest is the pseudonym of UK author Mary Eliza Louis Cooke, known for her high romance novels.

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1929 The House of Gold
1929 The House of Gold

Price: £90.00

The first edition of Liam O'Flaherty's novel about the Irish countryside, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. 'The House of Gold' is a novel set in the Irish...

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1929 The King Waits Clemence Dane Novel First Thus Original Glassine Wallet
1929 The King Waits Clemence Dane Novel First Thus Original Glassine Wallet

Price: £35.00

A lovely edition of this Clemence Dane novel.The King Waits was first published in The Sphere in November 1918. This is the first edition in book form.In original pink paper wraps. With original glassine wallet with the price 1/- to...

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1929 The Seven Dials Mystery
1929 The Seven Dials Mystery

Price: £490.00

The first edition of this incredibly important detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie. An early title, this is the first edition, first impression. 'The Seven Dials Mystery' is the sequel...

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1929 This Poor Player First UK Edition Modern First Shirley Watkins Novel
1929 This Poor Player First UK Edition Modern First Shirley Watkins Novel

Price: £65.00

Shirley Watkins' debut novel.First thus, the first U.K Edition published the same year as the U.S Edition.Undated, dated using Copac.With the scarce original, unclipped dustwrapper.The flyleaf states that this work is 'an outstanding...

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1930 Angel Pavement
1930 Angel Pavement

Price: £28.00

A first edition of J.B. Priestley's novel set against the backdrop of London during the economic insecurity of the late 1920s. This first edition of J.B. Priestley's 'Angel Pavement' tells the...

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1930 At All Costs Richard Aldington First Edition in Original Glassine Sleeve
1930 At All Costs Richard Aldington First Edition in Original Glassine Sleeve

Price: £90.00

A novel by Richard Aldington. First edition, in the original paper wraps.Held in the very scarce original glassine sleeve with the price of 1/- to the bottom.Richard Aldington was an English writer and poet. He is best known for his...

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1930 Roads to Glory Richard Aldington First Edition Short Stories World Wars
1930 Roads to Glory Richard Aldington First Edition Short Stories World Wars

Price: £30.00

A collection of stories by Richard Aldington.First edition, published at the same time as a limited edition issue. This is a copy from the normal print run.Richard Aldington was an English writer and poet best known for his poetry...

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1930 The Murder at the Vicarage
1930 The Murder at the Vicarage

Price: £1,750.00

The first U.S edition of this important Agatha Christie novel. Being the first appearance of Christie's favourite detective creation, Miss Marple. Extremely scarce, with the publisher's original...

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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 S. S. San Pedro
1931 S. S. San Pedro

Price: £110.00

The first edition of James Gould Cozzen's exciting novel set at sea, about a disaster that caused changes in sea safety. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work....

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1931 The Grasshoppers Come David Garnett First Edition Dustwrapper Adventure
1931 The Grasshoppers Come David Garnett First Edition Dustwrapper Adventure

Price: £26.00

An enjoyable novel by David Garnett.The first edition.Held in the original dustwrapper which is price-clipped.The Grasshoppers Come follows the experiences of two men and a woman engaged on a record-breaking long distance air...

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1932 Five B and Evangeline Christine Chaundler First Edition
1932 Five B and Evangeline Christine Chaundler First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this novel by Christine Chaundler. With a frontispiece. Undated, dated using Copac. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Christine Caundler was known for her...

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1932 Violante, Circe and the Ermine
1932 Violante, Circe and the Ermine

Price: £250.00

A very scarce first edition of Marjorie Bowen's historical romance novel, written under the pseudonym George R. Preedy. In the unclipped dustwrapper. A very scarce work. The first edition of...

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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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1933 May Edington The Sun Will Shine First Edition Novel Dustwrapper
1933 May Edington The Sun Will Shine First Edition Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £245.00

A scarce first edition of this novel by May Edington.Scarce, especially with dustwrapper.May Edington was a British writer known for her collections of short stories, her novels and her plays, many of which have been adapted to film....

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1933 The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel
1933 The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Price: £60.00

The first library edition of Baroness Orczy's fascinating sequel in her popular series featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, in the lovely original unclipped dustwrapper. The scarce library edition...

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1934 Selected Writings of William Morris Nonesuch Press First Ed G D H Cole Edit
1934 Selected Writings of William Morris Nonesuch Press First Ed G D H Cole Edit

Price: £120.00

A selection of William Morris' writings.First edition.In original unclipped dustwrapper. Edited by G D H Cole for the Nonesuch Press.This selection of Morris' prose, stories on verse, shorter poems, lectures and essays have been published...

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1935 Edmund Campion First Edition Evelyn Waugh Biography
1935 Edmund Campion First Edition Evelyn Waugh Biography

Price: £68.00

A First Edition of Waugh's novel 'Edmund Campion'. Waugh's biography of the life of Edmund Campion, delves into the heroism and holiness of this interesting Elizabethan poet. He was convicted...

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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 Salar the Salmon by Henry Williamson First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper
1935 Salar the Salmon by Henry Williamson First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this work by Henry Williamson.First edition, second impression, in the scarce silver foil dustwrapper.With decorative map endpapers.Salar the Salmon is an inventive work, telling the story of a salmon returning...

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1935 Waste Lands Carlton Dawe Mystery Novel First Edition Dustwrapper
1935 Waste Lands Carlton Dawe Mystery Novel First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £48.00

Carlton Dawe's mystery novel Waste Lands.The first edition.In original, price-clipped, wrapper.Carlton Dawe was a prolific Australian author. His bibliography spans to over 75 books of varying genres.

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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 The Infernal Machine
1936 The Infernal Machine

Price: £120.00

The first UK edition of the work. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. The Infernal Machine is a play by French dramatist, Jean Cocteau, based upon a retelling on the ancient Greek story of Oedipus....

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1937 Mystery Cruise
1937 Mystery Cruise

Price: £90.00

A scarce first edition copy of this charming maritime novel by 'Taffrail', or as he is best known, Henry Taprell Dorling. Captain Henry Taprell Dorling was a British sailor, author, and journalist...

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1938 Max and the White Phagocytes
1938 Max and the White Phagocytes

Price: £220.00

The first edition of Henry Miller's collection of short stories and short essays, published whilst he was living in Paris. The first edition of this work. 'Max and the White Phagocytes' is...

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1938 The Door Between
1938 The Door Between

Price: £20.00

A scarcely found first cheap edition of Ellery Queen's detective novel. This scarcely found first cheap edition of Ellery Queen's detective novel 'The Door Between' chronicles more adventures...

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1938 The Miracle 'Plane John Creasey First Edition Novel Adventure Crime Science Fiction
1938 The Miracle 'Plane John Creasey First Edition Novel Adventure Crime Science Fiction

Price: £34.00

A novel by popular crime and science fiction author, John Creasey. The first edition of this novel. Lacking the original dustwrapper. John Creasey was a prolific author, who wrote more than...

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1939 C Hamilton Ellis The Grey Men First Ed Novel Illustrated Gilbert Dunlop
1939 C Hamilton Ellis The Grey Men First Ed Novel Illustrated Gilbert Dunlop

Price: £25.00

A novel by English railway writer Cuthbert Hamilton-Ellis. Ellis was an Associate of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers and he covered a broad range of railway subjects in his books. This work combines Ellis' knowledge of the railways...

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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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1941 Wings Over The Zombezi Wilfrid Robertson B Kay Illustrated First Ed Scarce
1941 Wings Over The Zombezi Wilfrid Robertson B Kay Illustrated First Ed Scarce

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this Wilfred Robertson novel.Scarce with original unclipped dustwrapper.This novel follows Roger Falconer who is camping on the banks of the Zambezi when he rescues an unconscious white man.

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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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1943 The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World
1943 The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this novel by English philosopher and broadcasting personality Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad. Beautifully illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Peake is best known for his Gormenghast...

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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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1944-57 2vol Prayers and Graces with More Prayers and Graces A M Laing Piety 1st
1944-57 2vol Prayers and Graces with More Prayers and Graces A M Laing Piety 1st

Price: £200.00

Two volumes of these little anthological volumes. Edited and compiled by Allan M Laing.Illustrated throughout by Mervyn Peake.The first edition of both volumes.'Prayers and Graces' is signed with a dedication by the editor, Allan M...

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1945 Enemy Unseen Freeman Wills Crofts First Edition Dustwrapper Detective Novel
1945 Enemy Unseen Freeman Wills Crofts First Edition Dustwrapper Detective Novel

Price: £75.00

A detective novel by Freeman Wills Crofts.The first edition of this work.From the series of works featuring Inspector French.Crofts wrote many works of detective fiction during its golden age. His character Inspector Joseph French...

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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 Problems of Lieutenant Knap
1945 The Problems of Lieutenant Knap

Price: £110.00

A first edition of Jiri Mucha's series of connected stories, translated by E. Osers. A first edition of Jiri Mucha's 'The Problems of Lieutenant Knap', translated from the original Czech by...

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1945 The Wide Net and Other Stories
1945 The Wide Net and Other Stories

Price: £75.00

A lovely first edition of Eudora Welty' second short story collection, 'The Wide Net', in the nice original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original unclipped...

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1945/6 The Case of The Missing Men Christopher Bush Thriller Detective Fiction
1945/6 The Case of The Missing Men Christopher Bush Thriller Detective Fiction

Price: £140.00

A detective novel by Christopher Bush.The first edition of this work.Undated, due to being published during the War years. Dated using Copac, although there is some contention as to  whether it was published in 1945 or 1946. With...

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1946 Fourteen Stories by Henry James
1946 Fourteen Stories by Henry James

Price: £42.00

A very smart, first edition copy of this short story selection by noted Victorian author, Henry James. This is a first edition of this particular short story selection. Published in 1946, 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 Hath the Rain a Father
1946 Hath the Rain a Father

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Frances Bellerby's moving and humorous novel dealing with belief and religion, 'Hath the Rain a Father', here in the scarce original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition...

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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 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
1946 Then and Now a Novel

Price: £42.00

The first edition of this fascinating historical fiction novel set in Renaissance Italy, written by the acclaimed W. Somerset Maugham, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition...

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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 Delta Wedding
1947 Delta Wedding

Price: £98.00

A lovely first edition of one of Eudora Welty's many brilliant novels set in Southern America, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original unclipped...

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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 Rocket Ship Galileo Robert a Heinlein First Edition Illustrated T W Voter
1947 Rocket Ship Galileo Robert a Heinlein First Edition Illustrated T W Voter

Price: £210.00

Robert A Heinlein's first novel.Rocket Ship Galileo is one of Heinlein's 'juvenile' series novels. This is his first ever publication, which was initially rejected by publishers as the idea of people travelling to the moon was too...

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1947 Spearhead 10 Years Experimental Writing in America James Laughlin First Ed
1947 Spearhead 10 Years Experimental Writing in America James Laughlin First Ed

Price: £27.00

An anthology of experimental writing in America.Edited by American poet and literary book publisher, James Laughlin. Laughlin founded the publishing house, New Directions, who published this work in the U.S and hold copyright for this...

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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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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 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 Elephant and the Kangaroo
1948 The Elephant and the Kangaroo

Price: £60.00

A first edition, first impression of T.H White's urbanely-imagined fantasy. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this novel,...

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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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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 Evelyn Waugh Scott-King's Modern Europe Novel Dustwrapper
1949 Evelyn Waugh Scott-King's Modern Europe Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

A First U.s Edition of Evelyn Waugh's novel 'Scott-King's Modern Europe'. First thus, first U.S edition. This novella by Evelyn Waugh, is often known by its other name, 'A Sojourn in Neutralia'....

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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 Sexus
1949 Sexus

Price: £290.00

The first edition of the first volume in Henry Miller's controversial trilogy 'The Rosy Crucifixion', in the original publisher's cloth binding. The first edition of this work. Complete in...

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1949 The Inconstant Moon First Edition Dustwrapper Noel Langley Ronald Searle
1949 The Inconstant Moon First Edition Dustwrapper Noel Langley Ronald Searle

Price: £40.00

A novel by Arthur Barker telling the story of Dante and Beatrice. Illustrated by Ronald Searle. Langley was a South African novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director. One of his screenplays...

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1949 The Inconstant Moon Noel Langley Ronald Searle First Edition Dustwrapper
1949 The Inconstant Moon Noel Langley Ronald Searle First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £68.00

A fictional novel by Noel Langley.The first edition.With illustrations by Ronald Searle, regarded to the flyleaf as 'one of the most brilliant of the new post-war artists and illustrators. This work deals with Dante's love for...

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1949 To The Queen's Taste Anthology Crime Stories Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
1949 To The Queen's Taste Anthology Crime Stories Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Price: £120.00

An anthology of detective and crime stories.Selected from the first four years of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is considered to be one of the most influential crime fiction magazines. Edited by Ellery...

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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 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 Helena Evelyn Waugh First Edition Dustwrapper
1950 Helena Evelyn Waugh First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £155.00

A First Edition of Evelyn Waugh's novel, 'Helena'. 'Helena' is the only historical novel written by Evelyn Waugh, and unlike his other works of fiction, is far less satirical. The story follows...

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1950 Interplanetary Flight Arthur C Clarke Dustwrapper First Edition Astronautics
1950 Interplanetary Flight Arthur C Clarke Dustwrapper First Edition Astronautics

Price: £220.00

The first edition Arthur C. Clarke's influential work on space exploration. Part of the 'Technical Trends Series' of books. With sixteen full page monochrome plates, and many demonstrative...

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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 Trap First Edition Dan Billany Dustwrapper Novel Second World War II
1950 The Trap First Edition Dan Billany Dustwrapper Novel Second World War II

Price: £35.00

The first edition of this war novel.The flyleaf notes that this work is 'an outstanding book by a writer of genius.' It was written by Billany during the War and was left in the hands of a friendly local in the Italian countryside...

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1951 A Last Sheaf
1951 A Last Sheaf

Price: £165.00

An excellent first edition copy of Denton Welch's posthumous publication, 'A Last Sheaf'. A fine copy of this work. The first edition. With original unclipped dustwrapper. 'A Last Sheaf'...

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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 Hour of Glory a Novel of Guam
1951 Hour of Glory a Novel of Guam

Price: £22.00

The first edition of this adventurous and dramatic novel about an American cruiser in Guam, written by Robert Lund, in the unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original...

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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 Death Wish
1951 The Death Wish

Price: £240.00

A signed first edition of Vera Caspary's popular love story, in the lovely original pictorial unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work under the title 'The Death Wish', previously...

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1952 End as a Man
1952 End as a Man

Price: £80.00

A lovely first edition of Calder Willingham's exceptional and unusual novel set in the military, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original unclipped...

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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 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 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 Like Men Betrayed John Mortimer First Edition Novel in Dustwrapper
1953 Like Men Betrayed John Mortimer First Edition Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £64.99

A first edition of John Mortimer's fourth novel, Like Men Betrayed. 'With an acute and sympathetic psychological insigh, the author gives us a spate of superb minor characters, and an unusual appreciation of the strange efects...

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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 Prophecy of Famine a Warning and the Remedy H J Massingham Edward Hyams 1st
1953 Prophecy of Famine a Warning and the Remedy H J Massingham Edward Hyams 1st

Price: £17.00

A work on famine by H J Massingham and Edward Hyams.Massingham was a prolific writer on ruralist and countryside matters. Hyams wrote many works as a socialist historian.This work reflects on the urgency of the food problem in Britain....

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1953 Requiem for a Nun
1953 Requiem for a Nun

Price: £95.00

A nice first UK edition of William Faulkner's novel set in Yoknapatawpha County, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first UK edition of this work. In the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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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 Kraken Wakes First Edition Science Fiction Novel John Wyndham
1953 The Kraken Wakes First Edition Science Fiction Novel John Wyndham

Price: £480.00

The first edition of this science fiction novel by author, John Wyndham. 'The Kraken Wakes' is the fourth novel by Wyndham under this particular pseudonym and it is one of his best known works....

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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 Arthur C Clarke Childhood's End Dustwrapper First UK Edition Science Fiction
1954 Arthur C Clarke Childhood's End Dustwrapper First UK Edition Science Fiction

Price: £280.00

The first UK edition of this novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. With dustwrapper featuring an oil portrait by Deborah Jones. The work was first published a year earlier...

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1954 Bhowani Junction
1954 Bhowani Junction

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this intriguing narrated novel about the British withdrawal from India, in the original unclipped illustrated dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original...

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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 Childhood's End Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1954 Childhood's End Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £310.00

The first UK edition of this science fiction work by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. With dustwrapper featuring an oil portrait by Deborah Jones. The work was first published a year earlier...

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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 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 Hedyphagetica a Romantic Argument After Certain Old Models
1954 Hedyphagetica a Romantic Argument After Certain Old Models

Price: £75.00

A lovely limited edition copy of Austryn Wainhouse's political charged and satirical novel about an authoritarian state. A limited edition work, limited to one thousand and fifty-three copies,...

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1954 Jizzle John Wyndham First Edition Science Fiction Anthology
1954 Jizzle John Wyndham First Edition Science Fiction Anthology

Price: £340.00

The first edition of this science fiction collection by John Wyndham. A collection of short stories by science fiction author John Wyndham. The stories are as follows 'Jizzle', 'Technical...

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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 Island Where Time Stands Still
1954 The Island Where Time Stands Still

Price: £190.00

A lovely inscribed first edition of the eighth novel in the Gregory Sallust series, signed by the author to the title page. The first edition of this work. Signed by the author to the title...

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1954 The Nightmare
1954 The Nightmare

Price: £68.00

The first edition of C. S. Forester's novel about the end of Nazi Germany, in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the original price-clipped dustwrapper....

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1954 The Third Skin by John Bingham Crime Novel First Edition
1954 The Third Skin by John Bingham Crime Novel First Edition

Price: £79.99

The first edition of this crime novel from John Bingham. 'Bingham at one takes his place among the foremost "straight" novelists of our day.'

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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 Danger is Their Business First Edition Edward Ward Marjorie Ward BBC Radio
1955 Danger is Their Business First Edition Edward Ward Marjorie Ward BBC Radio

Price: £25.00

A selection of writings on several men that live dangerous lives.First edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.This work is based on BBC radio interviews with several men. These are Texan oil fire-fighter Myron Kinley;  a...

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1955 Molloy a Novel
1955 Molloy a Novel

Price: £180.00

A well preserved first English edition of Samuel Beckett's first novel in his influential Parisian trilogy, in the original illustrated wrappers. The first English edition of this work, the...

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1955 Officers and Gentlemen
1955 Officers and Gentlemen

Price: £160.00

A fine example of this Evelyn Waugh novel from his war trilogy. This is the second novel in Waugh's 'Sword of Honor' series. With the unclipped dustwrapper. Set during the Second World...

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1955 Officers and Gentlemen Evelyn Waugh Dustwrapper
1955 Officers and Gentlemen Evelyn Waugh Dustwrapper

Price: £120.00

A First Edition Waugh's second novel in the 'Sword of Honor' Trilogy', 'Officers and Gentlemen' This is the second novel in Waugh's 'Sword of Honor' series. Set during the Second World War,...

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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 Brightfount Diaries
1955 The Brightfount Diaries

Price: £50.00

The first edition of Brian Aldiss' charming and gripping novel set in a small provincial city in England, illustrated by Pearl Falconer. The first edition of this work. In the original price-clipped...

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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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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 Arthur Upfield Man of Two Tribes Crime Novel Bonaparte First Dustwrapper
1956 Arthur Upfield Man of Two Tribes Crime Novel Bonaparte First Dustwrapper

Price: £120.00

A first UK edition of this novel by Arthur Upfield.Arthur William Upfield was an English/Australian writer best known for his series of detective fiction starring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.

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1956 Josephine Bell The China Roundabout First Edition Dustwrapper Scarce Crime
1956 Josephine Bell The China Roundabout First Edition Dustwrapper Scarce Crime

Price: £110.00

A scarce first edition of this crime novel by Josephine Bell.Scarce with the dustwrapper.Josephine Bell was the pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier, an English physician and writer, famous for her nineteen novels and forty-five mystery...

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1956 My Old Man's a Dustman Wolf Mankowitz First UK Edition Don Quixote Cockney
1956 My Old Man's a Dustman Wolf Mankowitz First UK Edition Don Quixote Cockney

Price: £18.00

The first edition of this work by Cyril Wolf Mankowitz.With original unclipped dustwrapper.The flyleaf notes that this work follows a Cockney Don Quixote and his Sancho Panzo: the Old Cock and Arp. The Old Cock is a watchman on a Council...

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1956 Reuben Ship Ronald Searle The Investigator A Narrative in Dialogue First Ed
1956 Reuben Ship Ronald Searle The Investigator A Narrative in Dialogue First Ed

Price: £45.00

The first edition in book form of this play by Reuben Ship. Illustrated throughout, with drawings by popular comic artist, Ronald Searle. This play is a satire on McCarthyism which was first...

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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 City and The Stars by Arthur C Clarke First Ed Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1956 The City and The Stars by Arthur C Clarke First Ed Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £165.00

The first edition of Arthur C Clarke's work The City and The Stars. First edition, first impression. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded...

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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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1956-1958 2vol Winter's Tales Anthology Numbers 2 and 4 Advance Reading Copy
1956-1958 2vol Winter's Tales Anthology Numbers 2 and 4 Advance Reading Copy

Price: £98.00

Two volumes from this popular anthological series.First edition of both volumes 2 and 4.Volume 2 is an advanced review copy with a slip from the publishers loosely inserted. There are twelve stories to volume 2 and eight stories to...

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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 Fandango Rock
1957 Fandango Rock

Price: £80.00

An exceptional, first edition copy, of John Masters' novel 'Fandango Rock'. Set in Spain, during a Civil War, this novel follows Kit Fremantle, the daughter of the Information Services officer...

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1957 Far Far The Mountain Peak
1957 Far Far The Mountain Peak

Price: £90.00

A very smart, first edition copy of this novel by John Masters. The fifth novel in Masters' saga of the Savages. Following the titular character, Peter Savage. With the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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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 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 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 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 Meet The Picaroon John Cassells First Edition Crime Fiction Murdoch Duncan
1957 Meet The Picaroon John Cassells First Edition Crime Fiction Murdoch Duncan

Price: £150.00

A crime novel by John Cassells.The first edition of this work.John Cassells was a pseudonym for prolific Scottish thriller author William Murdoch Duncan. Duncan wrote 220 crime novels in total. This work features...

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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 Rally Round The Flag, Boys!
1957 Rally Round The Flag, Boys!

Price: £20.00

A first edition of writer and humorist Max Shulman's explosively funny novel This first edition of celebrated, best-selling author Max Shulman's small town comedy tells the tale of a military...

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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 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 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 Golden Virgin
1957 The Golden Virgin

Price: £120.00

A lovely first edition of Henry William's sixth novel in his series following the life of Phillip Maddison, this novel seeing him during the First World War. The first edition of this work....

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1957 The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Evelyn Waugh Conversation Piece First Edition
1957 The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Evelyn Waugh Conversation Piece First Edition

Price: £115.00

Waugh's penultimate work of fiction.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a fictionalised autobiographical account of a period of hallucinations the author experienced due to bromide...

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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 The Voices of Mars First Edition Patrick Moore Maurice Gray Series Sci-Fi
1957 The Voices of Mars First Edition Patrick Moore Maurice Gray Series Sci-Fi

Price: £260.00

Fabulous and very scarce science fiction work in original dustwrapper. This book is the third in the six-book Maurice Gray series. This work follows the events in Moore's prior novel; 'Mission...

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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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1958 A Penknife in My Heart
1958 A Penknife in My Heart

Price: £70.00

The first edition of this exciting crime novel by Cecil Day-Lewis, written under his pseudonym Nicholas Blake. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. In the...

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1958 A Shot In The Dark First Edition David Garnett Dustwrapper Novel Bloomsbury
1958 A Shot In The Dark First Edition David Garnett Dustwrapper Novel Bloomsbury

Price: £32.00

A novel by David Garnett. First edition. In original unclipped dustwrapper.David Garnett was a British writer and publisher. He was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group and was also known for founding the Nonesuch Press with...

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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 I Like It Here Kingsley Amis First U.S Edition Signed Novel
1958 I Like It Here Kingsley Amis First U.S Edition Signed Novel

Price: £195.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. Signed by Kingsley Amis to the title page. This is Amis's third novel and it is highly comical. Sir Kingsley Amis was a popular English...

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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 Kingsley Amis I Like It Here First Edition Dustwrapper
1958 Kingsley Amis I Like It Here First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £150.00

The first edition of this comic novel by Kingsley Amis. This novel is about going away from England abroad. The 'here' referred to in the title is England. Sir Kingsley Amis was a popular...

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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 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 Mark of the Warrior
1958 The Mark of the Warrior

Price: £125.00

A very bright, first edition copy of Paul Scott's fourth novel. With the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Mark of the Warrior' is set in Burma during WWII. It is a novel of jungle warfare,...

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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 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 David Garnett A Net for Venus First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper
1959 David Garnett A Net for Venus First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

A novel by prolific author and publisher, David Garnett.The first edition.Held in original, unclipped dustwrapper.David Garnett was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group. He first achieved literary fame from his anthropomorphic...

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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 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 The Bronze Christ
1959 The Bronze Christ

Price: £70.00

A very scarce first English edition of this moving novel about the martyrdom of Christians in Japan in the seventeenth century. The first English edition of this work. A very scarce work....

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1959 The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox Evelyn Waugh
1959 The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox Evelyn Waugh

Price: £45.00

A biography of the Reverend Ronald Knox, by prolific author and journalist, Evelyn Waugh. 'The Life of Ronald Knox' by Evelyn Waugh is a a touching account of the life of the Reverend, a close...

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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 Outward Urge John Wyndham John Beynon Harris First Edition Lucas Parkes
1959 The Outward Urge John Wyndham John Beynon Harris First Edition Lucas Parkes

Price: £165.00

The first edition of this science fiction fix-up novel by John Wyndham. This work is stated as being co-authored by John Wyndham and Lucas Parkes. Parkes was an earlier pen-name used by Wyndham...

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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
1959 The Unspeakable Skipton

Price: £40.00

The first edition of Pamela Hansford Johnson's comic novel. Following Daniel Skipton, an expatriate living and starving in the city of Bruges. Skipton preys on visitors when his finances hit...

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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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