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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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1899 Stalky and Co Rudyard Kipling First Edition Novel Adolescent Boys School
1899 Stalky and Co Rudyard Kipling First Edition Novel Adolescent Boys School

Price: £35.00

A novel set in a British boarding school by Rudyard Kipling.The first edition.In the original publisher's cloth binding.With two leaves of publisher's adverts to the rear as called for.Stalky and Co is about a group of adolescent boys...

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1899 Stalky and Co Rudyard Kipling Novel First Edition Boys School Stories
1899 Stalky and Co Rudyard Kipling Novel First Edition Boys School Stories

Price: £35.00

A collection of stories set in a British boarding school by Rudyard Kipling.The first edition.In the original publisher's cloth binding.With two leaves of publisher's adverts to the rear as called for.Stalky and Co is about...

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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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1905 They Rudyard Kipling Novel First Edition F H Townsend Illustrated Colour
1905 They Rudyard Kipling Novel First Edition F H Townsend Illustrated Colour

Price: £44.00

A short novel by Rudyard Kipling.They, although a fictional work, has been said to echo Kipling's own life. It concerns a motorist driving across Sussex in the summer time. The motorist loses his way and finds himself at a beautiful...

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1905 Will Warburton a Romance of Real Life George Gissing First Edition Novel
1905 Will Warburton a Romance of Real Life George Gissing First Edition Novel

Price: £60.00

A posthumously published novel by George Gissing.The first edition.The typescript for this work was prepared prior to Gissing's death but was not published until two years after his passing.The novel follows the titular character,...

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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 Lady Into Fox David Garnett First Edition Illustrated Allegory James Tait
1922 Lady Into Fox David Garnett First Edition Illustrated Allegory James Tait

Price: £110.00

The first edition of David Garnett's popular novel.Garnett was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group and gained his literary recognition through this novel. Lady Into Fox was awarded the 1922 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for...

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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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1923 The Doves Nest and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield First Ed Anthology
1923 The Doves Nest and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield First Ed Anthology

Price: £295.00

A collection of stories by Katherine Mansfield.First edition, second impression. Preceding this was a first impression travelers issue of only 25 copies.With the issue point of the missing 't' to the first word of line 8...

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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 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 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 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 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 Old Dovecote David Garnett Limited Edition Novel Hand-Set Presentation
1928 The Old Dovecote David Garnett Limited Edition Novel Hand-Set Presentation

Price: £90.00

A collection of tales by David Garnett.Limited edition, number 508 of copies numbered 501-530 for presentation.Signed by author below the limited edition statement.This work was set by hand in Imprint Shadow and printed by Robert Maclehose...

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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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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 King Waits 1st Ed Signed Limited Ed Clemence Dane Winifred Ashton Novel
1929 The King Waits 1st Ed Signed Limited Ed Clemence Dane Winifred Ashton Novel

Price: £65.00

A first edition of this novel by Clemence Dane.Clemence Dane was a pseudonym for popular novelist and playwright Winifred Ashton.Limited edition, numbered 259 of 270 of this particular edition.Below limitation number the work is signed...

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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 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 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 Labels A Mediterranean Journal Evelyn Waugh First Edition
1930 Labels A Mediterranean Journal Evelyn Waugh First Edition

Price: £70.00

A First Edition of Evelyn Waugh's mediterranean travel journal, 'Labels'. Full of charm and wit, 'Labels: A A Mediterranean Journal' is a travel book with a quintessentially English flair....

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1930 Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Siegfried Sassoon Fiction Biography 1st Ed
1930 Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Siegfried Sassoon Fiction Biography 1st Ed

Price: £150.00

A collection of fictional memoirs by Siegfried Sassoon.The first edition.Memoirs of an Infantry Officer is a fictionalised account of Sassoon's own life during and immediately after the First World War. This work was heralded...

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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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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 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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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 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 The Gap in The Curtain John Buchan Thriller First Edition Novel
1932 The Gap in The Curtain John Buchan Thriller First Edition Novel

Price: £28.00

A thriller novel by John Buchan.The Gap In the Curtain has been dubbed as one of the most unusual of Buchan's supernatural works.The first edition.Lacking the original dustwrapper. Written by the same author as The 39 Steps which was...

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1932 Two Tales of Shem and Shaun James Joyce 1st Trade Edition Work In Progress
1932 Two Tales of Shem and Shaun James Joyce 1st Trade Edition Work In Progress

Price: £90.00

Two small works by James Joyce.The first trade edition of these works. This work follows a limited edition publication of Joyce's work in Paris. In original green paper wraps. Lacking dustwrapper.James...

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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 Hound of Death and Other Stories Agatha Christie Crime Novel First Ed
1933 The Hound of Death and Other Stories Agatha Christie Crime Novel First Ed

Price: £490.00

The first edition of this collection of detective fiction stories by Agatha Christie. An unusual work, as it was published by Odhams and not Christie's usual publisher Collins. This work was...

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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 The Secret People John Beynon John Wyndham First Novel Science Fiction
1935 The Secret People John Beynon John Wyndham First Novel Science Fiction

Price: £550.00

A really good copy of the first edition of John Wyndham's first science fiction novel, written under the name John Beynon. Hard to find in any

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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 Lawrence in the Blue by Gurney Slade First Edition Illustrated Map Bartlett
1936 Lawrence in the Blue by Gurney Slade First Edition Illustrated Map Bartlett

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this work by Gurney Slade (Stephen Bartlett).With publisher's advertisements to the rear.Complete, with one coloured plate, a map and three monochrome plates.English novelist Gurney Slade is best known for his adventure...

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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 Olive Tree by Aldous Huxley First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper
1936 The Olive Tree by Aldous Huxley First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this collection of essays by prolific author Aldous Huxley.First edition, first impression. Aldous Huxley was an English author and philosopher, best known for his dystopian work Brave New World. This...

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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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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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1942 Five Little Pigs U K First Edition Hercule Poirot Crime
1942 Five Little Pigs U K First Edition Hercule Poirot Crime

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie. 'Five Little Pigs' was first published in the U.S under the title 'Murder in Retrospect' several months before this edition....

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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 Hunter of the Pamirs Novel of Adventure Soviet Russia Tushkan G Shelley
1944 The Hunter of the Pamirs Novel of Adventure Soviet Russia Tushkan G Shelley

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this novel.An English translation of a Russian work.Undated, dated using Copac.Translated from the Russian by British linguist and translator Geroge Frankham Shell, also known as George Gerard Shelley.

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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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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 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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1945/6 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 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 The King's General by Daphne Du Maurier First Ed First Impress Dustwrapper
1946 The King's General by Daphne Du Maurier First Ed First Impress Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A first edition of this work by Daphne Du Maurier.First edition, first impression, in the original unclipped dustwrapper.Du Maurier is best known for her novels Jamaica Inn and Rebecca, the latter of which having never been...

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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 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 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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1947 The Labours of Hercules Agatha Christie First Edition Hercule Poirot
1947 The Labours of Hercules Agatha Christie First Edition Hercule Poirot

Price: £250.00

The first edition of this detective fiction story collection by Agatha Christie. The first edition of this collection, published several months after the U.S publication. Held in the original...

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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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1947 The Threefold Cords Francis Vivian First Edition First Printing Crime
1947 The Threefold Cords Francis Vivian First Edition First Printing Crime

Price: £42.00

A crime fiction novel by Francis Vivian.The first edition, first printing of this work.Undated, dated using Copac.This work begins with Inspector Gordon Knollis being sent to a small village, Bowland, to investigate a trivial mystery....

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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 From The World's End A Fantasy Roger Lancelyn Green First Edition Fantasy
1948 From The World's End A Fantasy Roger Lancelyn Green First Edition Fantasy

Price: £27.00

A fantasy novel by Roger Lancelyn Green.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.Undated, dated using Copac.Roger Lancelyn Green was a British biographer and children's writer. He formed part of the Inklings literary discussion...

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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 Taken at The Flood Agatha Christie Crime Novel First Edition
1948 Taken at The Flood Agatha Christie Crime Novel First Edition

Price: £140.00

A gripping crime fiction novel by Agatha Christie. The first U.K edition of this novel issued seven months after the original publication. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. This...

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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 The Loved One Evelyn Waugh Illustrated Boyle
1948 The Loved One Evelyn Waugh Illustrated Boyle

Price: £55.00

A first edition of Evelyn Waugh's novel 'The Loved One' with illustrations by Stuart Boyle. First edition, illustrated by Stuart Boyle. A short, satirical novel, 'The Loved One: An Anglo-American...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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1950 The Waters of Silence Thomas Merton First Ed Evelyn Waugh Foreword Trappist
1950 The Waters of Silence Thomas Merton First Ed Evelyn Waugh Foreword Trappist

Price: £35.00

An autobiographical work by Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk.This is a companion volume to the autobiography Elected Silence. It gives a comprehensive account of the Trappist monk's day from the 2am rise to sing Matins until he goes...

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1950 Travellers' Joy John Jowett First Edition Signed Lettter Dustwrapper
1950 Travellers' Joy John Jowett First Edition 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 Arthur C Clarke The Sands of Mars First Editions Science Fiction Dustwrapper
1951 Arthur C Clarke The Sands of Mars First Editions Science Fiction Dustwrapper

Price: £170.00

The first edition of Arthur C. Clarke's second work of science fiction. In the original unclipped dustwrapper depicting Mars from its outer moon Deimos. With a map of Mars. Arthur C. Clarke...

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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 Flying Saucer Bernard Newman Signed First Cheap Ed Dustwrapper Thriller
1951 Flying Saucer Bernard Newman Signed First Cheap Ed Dustwrapper Thriller

Price: £65.00

A science-fiction thriller written by Bernard Newman.The first cheap edition of this work. The third impression of this work overall.Signed by the author to the recto of front endpaper 'With best Christmas Wishes 1951, Bernard...

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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 Blessing Nancy Mitford First Edition First Printing Satirical Post War
1951 The Blessing Nancy Mitford First Edition First Printing Satirical Post War

Price: £100.00

Nancy Mitford's comic satirical novel.The first edition, first printing.This work is set in post-World War II and regards Grace, an English country girl who moves to France due to falling for a French aristocrat named Charles-Edouard....

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1951 The Sands of Mars Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1951 The Sands of Mars Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £300.00

The first edition of Arthur C. Clarke's second work of science fiction. In the original unclipped dustwrapper depicting Mars from its outer moon Deimos. With a map of Mars. Arthur C. Clarke...

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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 A Daughter's a Daughter First Edition Mary Westmacott Agatha Christie Romance
1952 A Daughter's a Daughter First Edition Mary Westmacott Agatha Christie Romance

Price: £110.00

A romance novel by Mary Westmacott, the pseudonym of famed crime-fiction author Agatha Christie. This was the fifth of an eventual six novels written by Christie under her nom-de-plume. The...

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1952 Arthur C Clarke Islands in the Sky First Edition Science Fiction
1952 Arthur C Clarke Islands in the Sky First Edition Science Fiction

Price: £225.00

The first UK edition of this work of science fiction by Arthur C. Clarke. Dated from copac. With five full page monochrome plates and one monochrome vignette by science fiction illustrator...

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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 Islands in the Sky Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1952 Islands in the Sky Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £195.00

The first UK edition of this work of science fiction by Arthur C. Clarke. Dated from copac. With five full page monochrome plates and one monochrome vignette by science fiction illustrator...

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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 Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S.Forester First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper
1952 Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S.Forester First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £44.00

A first edition of this work by noted author C. S. Forester.First edition, first impression.The series is based upon the protagonist Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Lieutenant Hornblower is...

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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 Revolt of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham First Paperback U.S Edition
1952 Revolt of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham First Paperback U.S Edition

Price: £49.00

With its fantastic cover art, this is the first U.S paperback edition of this famous post-apocalyptic novel by sci-fi author, John Wyndham. First thus, the first paperback edition issued just...

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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 They Do It With Mirrors Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Crime
1952 They Do It With Mirrors Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Crime

Price: £40.00

A gripping work of detective fiction by infamous crime writer Agatha Christie. The first UK edition of this text. Earlier the same year Dodd, Mead and Company published this work under the title...

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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 Arthur C Clarke Prelude to Space Dustwrapper First Hardback Edition
1953 Arthur C Clarke Prelude to Space Dustwrapper First Hardback Edition

Price: £40.00

The first hardback edition of this science fiction work by Arthur C. Clarke. First published in paperback form in 1947 as part of the Galaxy Novels series. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science...

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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 Gardeners and Astronomers Edith Sitwell First Edition Poetry Collection
1953 Gardeners and Astronomers Edith Sitwell First Edition Poetry Collection

Price: £28.00

A collection of Edith Sitwell's poetry.First edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic. She published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. 

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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 Merlin's Furlong First Edition Gladys Mitchell Novel Mrs Bradley Mystery
1953 Merlin's Furlong First Edition Gladys Mitchell Novel Mrs Bradley Mystery

Price: £175.00

A novel from Gladys Mitchell's 'Mrs Bradley' series.The first edition.With original price-clipped dustwrapper.Merlin's Furlong is one of the 66 detective novels by Mitchell to feature Mrs Bradley. This particular tale follows...

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1953 Prelude to Space by Arthur C Clarke First Hardback Edition Dustwrapper
1953 Prelude to Space by Arthur C Clarke First Hardback Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

The first hardback edition of this science fiction work by Arthur C. Clarke. First published in paperback form in 1947 as part of the Galaxy Novels series. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science...

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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 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 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 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 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 Expedition to Earth by Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Science Fiction
1954 Expedition to Earth by Arthur C Clarke First UK Edition Science Fiction

Price: £45.00

The first UK edition of this collection of short stories by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. First published in the US in 1953. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor,...

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1954 First U.S Edition Under the Net Iris Murdoch Picaresque
1954 First U.S Edition Under the Net Iris Murdoch Picaresque

Price: £65.00

First U.S Edition of Iris Murdoch's debut novel 'Under the Net' First thus, First U.S Edition. 'Under the Net' is the first novel by acclaimed author by Iris Murdoch, and is widely viewed...

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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 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 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis First US Edition Dustwrapper
1954 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis First US Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £350.00

The first US edition of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim. Stated first edition on edition page. In the original dustwrapper, designed by Edward Gorey. Lucky Jim follos the exploits of...

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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 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 Ask A Policeman by E. C. R. Lorac First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper
1955 Ask A Policeman by E. C. R. Lorac First Ed Second Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £70.00

A first edition of this crime novel by noted author E. C. R. Lorac.A first edition, second impression of the work.Edith Caroline Rivett who wrote under the pseudonym E. C. R. Lorac was a noted British crime writer and member of The...

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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 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 John Wyndham The Chrysalids First Edition Science Fiction Post Apocalypse
1955 John Wyndham The Chrysalids First Edition Science Fiction Post Apocalypse

Price: £330.00

The first edition of this Science Fiction novel by popular British author, Michael Joseph. 'The Chrysalids' is the least typical of Wyndham's major novels. It is set in a post-apocalyptic Labrador...

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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 Men A Dialogue Between Women Allegra Sander Translated from French G Greene
1955 Men A Dialogue Between Women Allegra Sander Translated from French G Greene

Price: £48.00

A fascinating work on the relationship of the sexes. First thus, first English edition.This text is presented as a dialogue between two women, one experienced in the complexities of love and marriage, the other young impetuous and...

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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 That Uncertain Feeling First Edition Novel Dustwrapper
1955 That Uncertain Feeling First Edition Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £58.00

The first edition of this humorous novel by Kingsley Amis. This novel is a satire on the life and culture in a small Welsh seaside town. The tale concerns a married librarian who begins an...

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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 Chrysalids John Wyndham Science Fiction First Edition Post Apocalypse
1955 The Chrysalids John Wyndham Science Fiction First Edition Post Apocalypse

Price: £235.00

The first edition of this Science Fiction novel by popular British author, Michael Joseph. 'The Chrysalids' is the least typical of Wyndham's major novels. It is set in a post-apocalyptic Labrador...

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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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1955 Trumpets from Montparnasse Robert Gibbings First Edition Dustwrapper Illus
1955 Trumpets from Montparnasse Robert Gibbings First Edition Dustwrapper Illus

Price: £34.00

A work based on travels in France and Italy. With eight pages of reproduction in full colour of the author's paintings as well as forty of his wood engravings.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.Robert Gibbings was...

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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 C Clarke The City and The Stars First Edition Sci Fi Dustwrapper
1956 Arthur C Clarke The City and The Stars First Edition Sci Fi Dustwrapper

Price: £270.00

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 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 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 Captain of Dragoons Ronald Welch First Edition William Stobbs Illustrated
1956 Captain of Dragoons Ronald Welch First Edition William Stobbs Illustrated

Price: £110.00

A work of historical fiction by Ronald Welch.Illustrated by William Stobbs.First edition of this work with original unclipped dustwrapper.Ronald Welch was the ben name for Welsh writer Ronald Oliver Felton.

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1956 Dead Man's Folly Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Crime
1956 Dead Man's Folly Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Crime

Price: £70.00

The first edition of this gripping crime fiction novel by Agatha Christie. 'Dead Man's Folly' was first published in the U.S a month before this edition. This is the first U.K edition of this...

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1956 First U.S Edition The Flight from the Enchanter Magical Iris Murdoch
1956 First U.S Edition The Flight from the Enchanter Magical Iris Murdoch

Price: £120.00

First Edition Iris Murdoch's magical The Flight from the Enchanter First thus, First U.S Edition. 'The Flight from the Enchanter' is the second novel by prolific author Iris Murdoch. Set in...

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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 Kingsley Amis That Uncertain Feeling First U.S Edition Comstock Collection
1956 Kingsley Amis That Uncertain Feeling First U.S Edition Comstock Collection

Price: £60.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. Noted to the dustwrapper as 'A new comedy of marital misbehaviour.' This novel is a satire on the life and culture in a small Welsh seaside...

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