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1969 The Green Man Kingsley Amis First Edition Dustwrapper
1969 The Green Man Kingsley Amis First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this paranormal novel by Kingsley Amis. In the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Colin Andrews. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher....

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1969 The Inner Landscape Mervyn Peake Ballard Aldiss First Edition Dustwrapper
1969 The Inner Landscape Mervyn Peake Ballard Aldiss First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this collection of three eclectic novellas from Mervyn Peake, J. G. Ballard and Brian W. Aldiss. Containing Boy in Darkness, The Voices of Time, and Danger: Religion!

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1969 The Killer Reaction John Newton Chance First Edition Scarce
1969 The Killer Reaction John Newton Chance First Edition Scarce

Price: £79.99

A very scarce copy of this crime novel by John Newton Chance. 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 fiction...

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1969 The Singapore Wink Ross Thomas First Edition Dustwrapper Spy Story
1969 The Singapore Wink Ross Thomas First Edition Dustwrapper Spy Story

Price: £120.00

The first UK edition of this thrilling Ross Thomas espionage novel. 'Ross Thomas is unique. His novels of intrigue and adventure have inspired reviewers to compare him with Len Deighton, John le Carre and Noel Behn.'

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1970 16vol Agatha Christie Crime Collection First Thus Edition Scarce Dustwrapper
1970 16vol Agatha Christie Crime Collection First Thus Edition Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £750.00

A first thus edition of this 'Agatha Christie Crime Collection' complete in sixteen volumes, containing two loosely inserted letters, one from the crime novelist Robert Barnard, and the other from Elaine Z Wiltshire....

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1970 A Fairly Honourable Defeat Iris Murdoch First Edition in Dustwrapper
1970 A Fairly Honourable Defeat Iris Murdoch First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this Iris Murdoch novel, with its original dustwrapper. The lives of several friends are thrown into disarray by the machinations of Julius King. Julius makes a bet with his ex-girlfriend Morgan that he can break...

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1970 A Fairly Honourable Defeat Murdoch 1st U.S Edition Dustwrapper Evil
1970 A Fairly Honourable Defeat Murdoch 1st U.S Edition Dustwrapper Evil

Price: £27.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. The first U.S Edition of this work. 'A Fairly Honourable Defeat' was Murdoch's thirteenth novel. It regards the lives of...

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1970 A Game for Heroes First Edition James Graham Jack Higgins WWII Novel
1970 A Game for Heroes First Edition James Graham Jack Higgins WWII Novel

Price: £69.99

The first edition of this military novel from James Graham (one of the pen-names of Harry Patterson), set during the Second World War. A Game for Heroes stands out amongst Patterson's earlier works for its vividly-drawn setting...

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1970 Bomber Len Deighton R.A.F Germany First Edition Dustwrapper
1970 Bomber Len Deighton R.A.F Germany First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

The first edition of this fictionalise account of an R.A.F. Bomber by Len Deighton, held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original price-clipped...

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1970 Dennis Wheatley Gateway to Hell 1st Edition Signed Magic Mystery Occult
1970 Dennis Wheatley Gateway to Hell 1st Edition Signed Magic Mystery Occult

Price: £150.00

A hardback presentation copy of Gateway to Hell, inscribed by the author: 'For D. Denham, With kind remembrances from Dennis Wheatley'. A first edition.

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1970 Emma Lathen MURDER TO GO Crime Thriller 1st Ed. DW
1970 Emma Lathen MURDER TO GO Crime Thriller 1st Ed. DW

Price: £24.99

Nice, first edition copy of this hard-to-find title. Another challenge for John Putnam Thatcher, the Sloan, when successful businessman Frank Hedstrom's gastronomic success, Chicken Tonight (a kind of dial-a-chicken service)...

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1970 James Graham A Game for Heroes First Edition Jack Higgins WWII Novel
1970 James Graham A Game for Heroes First Edition Jack Higgins WWII Novel

Price: £59.99

The first edition of this military novel from James Graham (one of the pen-names of Harry Patterson), set during the Second World War. A Game for Heroes stands out amongst Patterson's earlier works for its vividly-drawn setting...

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1970 Mr Sammler's Planet First Edition Dustwrapper Saul Bellows Award Winning
1970 Mr Sammler's Planet First Edition Dustwrapper Saul Bellows Award Winning

Price: £24.00

An award winning novel by Saul Bellow.Mr Sammler's Planet won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1971.The plot follows a Holocaust survivor named Mr Artur Sammler. He finds himself caught in a world where there are strange...

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1970 Passenger to Frankfurt Agatha Christie Dustwrapper First Edition
1970 Passenger to Frankfurt Agatha Christie Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £45.00

The first edition of Agatha Christie's spy novel 'Passenger to Frankfurt' held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original price-clipped...

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1970 Passenger to Frankfurt Agatha Christie Novel Crime First Edition
1970 Passenger to Frankfurt Agatha Christie Novel Crime First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this gripping spy thriller by Agatha Christie. Held in the original dustwrapper, which is price-clipped. This work was issued in celebration of Christie's 80th Birthday....

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1970 Passenger to Frankfurt First Edition Agatha Christie Novel Spy
1970 Passenger to Frankfurt First Edition Agatha Christie Novel Spy

Price: £27.00

The first edition of this gripping spy thriller by Agatha Christie. Held in the original dustwrapper, which is unclipped. This work was issued in celebration of Christie's 80th Birthday and...

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1970 Ronald Searle Secret Sketchbook The Back Streets of Hamburg
1970 Ronald Searle Secret Sketchbook The Back Streets of Hamburg

Price: £140.00

A collection of sketches by Ronald Searle, subtitled as being 'The Back Streets of Hamburg'. The drawings are predominantly of women who are nude, both partially and fully. The women featured...

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1970 The Airline Pirates John Gardner First Edition Novel
1970 The Airline Pirates John Gardner First Edition Novel

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this 'Boysie Oakes' novel by John Gardner. John Edmund Gardner (20 November 1926 3 August 2007) was an English spy and thriller novelist, best known for his James Bond continuation novels, but also for his series...

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1970 The Blessing Way Tony Hillerman First Edition Navajo Indians
1970 The Blessing Way Tony Hillerman First Edition Navajo Indians

Price: £195.00

The first UK edition of Tony Hillerman's first novel featuring the Navajo tribal police. Anthropologist Bergen McKee has travelled to the Navajo Reservation to research tales of Navajo witches known as "skinwalkers". Meanwhile,...

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1970 The Gaudy Shadows First Edition Signed Author Bookplate John Brunner Scarce
1970 The Gaudy Shadows First Edition Signed Author Bookplate John Brunner Scarce

Price: £300.00

The first edition of this novel by science fiction writer John Brunner.A scarce work by Brunner, especially with the original unclipped dustwrapper.With the bookplate of Brunner to the front pastedown which depicts the author in cartoon...

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1970 The Green Man First Edition With Dustwrapper Kingsley Amis Novel
1970 The Green Man First Edition With Dustwrapper Kingsley Amis Novel

Price: £50.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. With the printer's key, B C D E . Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Sir Kingsley Amis was a popular English novelist, poet,...

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1971 A Kiss A Day Keeps the Corpses Away James Yardley First Edition Mystery
1971 A Kiss A Day Keeps the Corpses Away James Yardley First Edition Mystery

Price: £27.99

A first edition of this mystery novel by James Yardley, featuring his popular character Kiss Darling. Described as, 'a story of supersonice excitement which will add to the army of readers who enjoyed Kiss the Boys and Make Them...

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1971 Declarations of War Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper
1971 Declarations of War Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

The first edition of this collection of short stories by Len Deighton, focusing on fighting men on the edge of death. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1971 EMMA LATHEN Pick Up Sticks Thatcher Crime 1ST DW
1971 EMMA LATHEN Pick Up Sticks Thatcher Crime 1ST DW

Price: £36.99

Nice first edition copy of Lathen's eleventh thriller. John Putnam Thatcher returns to solve another mystery. When hiking along the Appalachian Trail he finds a body...

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1971 Fell of Dark Reginald Hill First Edition Crime Fiction in Dustwrapper
1971 Fell of Dark Reginald Hill First Edition Crime Fiction in Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

A first edition of this crime novel from Reginald Hill. Reginald Charles Hill FRSL (3 April 1936 12 January 2012) was an English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for...

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1971 Girl, 20 Kingsley Amis First U.K Edition Novel
1971 Girl, 20 Kingsley Amis First U.K Edition Novel

Price: £30.00

The first U.K edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. This novel is a dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. It follows the antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer...

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1971 Girl, 20 Kingsley Amis First US Edition Signed Novel
1971 Girl, 20 Kingsley Amis First US Edition Signed Novel

Price: £210.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. Signed by Amis to the title page. This novel is a dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. It follows the antihero, Sir Roy...

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1971 Graham Greene First Edition A Sort of Life Autobiography Dustwrapper
1971 Graham Greene First Edition A Sort of Life Autobiography Dustwrapper

Price: £36.00

A first edition of this autobiography by Graham Greene. A Sort of Life is the first volume of novelist Graham Greene's autobiography and traces his school days at Oxford and adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis, among other things....

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1971 Iris Murdoch An Accidental Man First U.S Edition Dustwrapper
1971 Iris Murdoch An Accidental Man First U.S Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This is the fourteenth novel by Iris Murdoch. The novel is set in London and deals with the moral theme of an individual's responsibility...

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1971 John Banville First Edition Nightspawn Debut Novel Uncommon
1971 John Banville First Edition Nightspawn Debut Novel Uncommon

Price: £400.00

An uncommon first edition of John Banville's debut novel.John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter who is recognised for his precise, cold and forensic prose style which draws on Nabokovian inventiveness. He has been...

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1971 Kingsley Amis Girl, 20 First Edition in Dustwrapper
1971 Kingsley Amis Girl, 20 First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Kingsley Amis' 1971 novel.Set in London's swinging late '60s, Girl, 20 is "vintage Amis, acidly funny [and] shamelessly entertaining".With the bookplate of C. H. Ahnsteen to front paste-down.

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1971 Kingsley Amis Girl, 20 First U.K Edition Novel
1971 Kingsley Amis Girl, 20 First U.K Edition Novel

Price: £45.00

The first U.K edition of this novel by Kingsley Amis. This novel is a dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. It follows the antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer...

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1971 Secret Sceptre Francis Gerard Mystery Thriller in Dustwrapper
1971 Secret Sceptre Francis Gerard Mystery Thriller in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A scarce copy of this mystery novel from Francis Gerard, in its original dustwrapper. Reprint of the 1937 edition. Featuring his popular occult detective character, Sir John Meredith.

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1971 The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth First Edition
1971 The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth First Edition

Price: £125.00

 A first edition of The Day of the Jackal by popular crime writer Frederick Forsyth. First edition, eighth impression. "Virtually in a class by itself; subtle, fast-moving, superbly written, unputdownable." (John Ardagh/Sunday...

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1971 The Impossible Virgin Peter O'Donnell Dustwrapper Action
1971 The Impossible Virgin Peter O'Donnell Dustwrapper Action

Price: £35.00

Peter O'Donnell's exciting novel, 'The Impossible Virgin', part of the Modesty Blaise series 'The Impossible Virgin' is the fifth novel in the Modesty Blaise series. Modesty must battle brainwashing,...

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1971 The Lost Face Josef Nesvadba Short Stories Science Fiction First US Edition
1971 The Lost Face Josef Nesvadba Short Stories Science Fiction First US Edition

Price: £40.00

An interesting collection of science fiction stories from Josef Nesvadba.First thus, this is the first U.S edition. This story collection was issued in Czech in 1964 and England in 1970 under the title of 'In The Footsteps...

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1971 The Wrath Of God James Graham Dustwrapper First Edition Jack Higgins Mexico
1971 The Wrath Of God James Graham Dustwrapper First Edition Jack Higgins Mexico

Price: £95.00

A first edition of James Graham's 'The Wrath of God'.The Wrath of God is set in Mexico in 1922, and follows a young Irish gunman who has grown tired of working in the mines and wishes to leave, but this soon lands him in trouble. As...

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1971 TRAVELS in NIHILON Sillitoe FIRST EDITION
1971 TRAVELS in NIHILON Sillitoe FIRST EDITION

Price: £24.99

FIRST EDITION Alan Sillitoe (born March 4, 1928) is an English writer, one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s. Sillitoe was born in Nottingham, to working class parents. His father worked, like the hero of his first novel, in...

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1971 William H. Gass Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife Body Literature Readers
1971 William H. Gass Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife Body Literature Readers

Price: £30.00

A hardback edition of William H. Gass' novel of the aging body, soul and how it relates to the literary process. A first edition with photographic illustrations throughout.

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1972 Bryan Forbes The Distant Laughter Fine Binding Crushed Morocco First
1972 Bryan Forbes The Distant Laughter Fine Binding Crushed Morocco First

Price: £320.00

A beautifully bound first edition of Bryan Forbes' first novel.First edition. No impression stated, presumed first impression. Bryan Forbes was an English film director, screenwriter, actor and novelist. Best known as the director...

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1972 Christie Elephants can Remember 1st Ed Novel Poirot
1972 Christie Elephants can Remember 1st Ed Novel Poirot

Price: £99.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Held in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 'Elephants Can Remember' features Christie's famous Belgian...

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1972 Close Up by Len Deighton Signed First Edition
1972 Close Up by Len Deighton Signed First Edition

Price: £170.00

A copy of 'Close Up' by Len Deighton. An inscription to the front pastedown 'For Edward' and signed by the author. First Edition.

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1972 Dear Illusion Kingsley Amis Limited Edition First Edition
1972 Dear Illusion Kingsley Amis Limited Edition First Edition

Price: £34.00

The first edition of this short story by Kingsley Amis. Limited edition, one of only 600 copies printed. This short novel was issued as a part of the 'Covent Garden Stories' series edited...

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1972 Death to the Landlords Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper
1972 Death to the Landlords Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £22.99

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

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1972 Dennis Wheatley The Strange Story of Linda Lee Dustwrapper Signed First
1972 Dennis Wheatley The Strange Story of Linda Lee Dustwrapper Signed First

Price: £95.00

A smart first edition of Dennis Wheatley's The Strange Story of Linda Lee.Author's signature to the title page.Dennis Wheatley was a prolific thriller writer whose novels made him one of the best-selling writers from the 1930s...

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1972 Elephants can Remember Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Poirot
1972 Elephants can Remember Agatha Christie First Edition Novel Poirot

Price: £80.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Held in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 'Elephants Can Remember' features Christie's famous Belgian...

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1972 Elephants Can Remember Christie Poirot Crime Club First Edition Dustwrapper
1972 Elephants Can Remember Christie Poirot Crime Club First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A lovely first edition copy of this entertaining and thrilling detective novel by Agatha Christie, part of the 'Poirot' detective series. Hercule Poirot, one of Christie's most famous and long-lived...

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1972 Henry Williamson Signed First Edition The Scanderoon Slipcase Limited
1972 Henry Williamson Signed First Edition The Scanderoon Slipcase Limited

Price: £98.00

A beautiful limited first edition of this charming novel by Henry Williamson.Number 90 of 250 copies signed by the author to the half title and housed in a matching slipcase.With beautiful illustrations by Ken Lilly, one of the finest...

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1972 John Masters The Ravi Lancers First Edition With Dustwrapper
1972 John Masters The Ravi Lancers First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £46.00

A first edition of John Masters' The Ravi Lancers.Part of his series of novels set in the British Raj, the work is largely based on reminscences of his own and of his Gurkha regiment.  

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1972 Lytton Strachey The Really Interesting Question 1st Ed Signed Collection
1972 Lytton Strachey The Really Interesting Question 1st Ed Signed Collection

Price: £34.00

A copy of Lytton Strachey's The Really Interesting Question, edited by Paul Levy. Editor's dedication to the title page: 'For Roy, Better late than never... Paul. 14-8-88' Lytton Strachey was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group,...

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1972 Peter Lovesey Abracadaver First Edition Crime Novel
1972 Peter Lovesey Abracadaver First Edition Crime Novel

Price: £69.99

The first UK edition of this crime thriller from Peter Lovesey. Peter (Harmer) Lovesey (born 1936), also known by his pen name Peter Lear, is a British writer of historical and contemporary detective novels and short stories. ...

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1972 Smokescreen By Dick Francis First Edition In Dustwrapper
1972 Smokescreen By Dick Francis First Edition In Dustwrapper

Price: £47.99

Smokescreen is a crime novel by Dick Francis featuring the main character of Edward Lincoln, a movie actor who does his own stunts. In original dustwrapper, jacket photograph by Beverley Le Barrow. First edition. Richard Stanley...

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1972 Tales from the White Hart Arthur C Clarke Short Stories
1972 Tales from the White Hart Arthur C Clarke Short Stories

Price: £50.00

A charming collection of short stories by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. A new edition. In the original dustwrapper designed by Peter Goodfellow. Arthur C. Clarke was a British...

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1972 Tales From The White Hart By Arthur C Clarke First Unclipped Dustwrapper
1972 Tales From The White Hart By Arthur C Clarke First Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £79.99

Tales from the White Hart is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, in the "club tales" style. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Thirteen of the fifteen stories originally appeared...

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1972 The Story of a Non Marrying Man and Other Stories First Edn Doris Lessing
1972 The Story of a Non Marrying Man and Other Stories First Edn Doris Lessing

Price: £24.00

A first edition of this short story collection by Doris Lessing. Doris Lessing was an acclaimed British writer of novels, short stories and poems, best known for her novel The Golden Notebook and her Nobel Prize-winning novel The Grass...

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1972 Whispers in Bedlam First Edition Irwin Shaw Novellas Dustwrapper Scarce
1972 Whispers in Bedlam First Edition Irwin Shaw Novellas Dustwrapper Scarce

Price: £44.00

A scarce first edition of this collection of three novellas by Irwin Shaw.Includes the novellas, Whispers in Bedlam, Small Saturday and The Mannichon Solution.

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1973 First Edition The Black Prince Iris Murdoch Novel in Dustwrapper
1973  First Edition The Black Prince Iris Murdoch Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this award-winning novel based on the story of Hamlet by Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince is remarkable for the structure of its narrative, consisting of a central story bookended by forewords and post-scripts...

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1973 1st Dick Francis Slay-Ride First Edition Racing Novel
1973 1st Dick Francis Slay-Ride First Edition Racing Novel

Price: £29.99

The first edition of one of Dick Francis' earliest novels, Slay-Ride. 'Dick Francis' new novel has all the excitement and mastery of his genre which has made him a worldwide bestseller'.

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1973 A Lot to Ask P H Newby First Edition Novel Dustwrapper First Impression
1973 A Lot to Ask P H Newby First Edition Novel Dustwrapper First Impression

Price: £20.00

A first edition novel by P H Newby.With original unclipped dustwrapper.P H Newby was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator. He was the first winner of the Booker Prize with his novel Something to Answer For.

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1973 Acky George Ewart Evans First Edition Illustrated Short Story Collection
1973 Acky George Ewart Evans First Edition Illustrated Short Story Collection

Price: £24.00

A collection of short stories by George Ewart Evans.The first edition.With original, price clipped, dustwrapper.Acky is a collection of stories about country life in Suffolk. The flyleaf notes that Evans 'catches the language, character...

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1973 Agatha Christie First Edition Postern of Fate Dustwrapper Crime Murder
1973 Agatha Christie First Edition Postern of Fate Dustwrapper Crime Murder

Price: £50.00

A first edition volume by the famous crime writer and prolfic author, Agatha Christie. This copy is held in the original dustwrapper. A lovely example of the literary talents of this leading...

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1973 Alan Bell Scott Bicentenary Essays First Edition Walter Papers Lectures
1973 Alan Bell Scott Bicentenary Essays First Edition Walter Papers Lectures

Price: £22.00

A copy of Scott Bicentenary Essays, a collection of papers from assorted academics and scholars from across the world. Includes 'Scott and Old Norse Literature' by John M. Simpson, 'Scott's Foreign Contacts' by E.H. Harvey Wood, and...

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1973 Bedlam Planet John Brunner Science Fiction First UK Ed Author Bookplate
1973 Bedlam Planet John Brunner Science Fiction First UK Ed Author Bookplate

Price: £40.00

A science fiction novel from popular writer John Brunner.First thus, this is the first U.K edition of the text. Text was previously published in the USA in 1968.In original unclipped dustwrapper.With the bookplate of John Brunner to...

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1973 Devil to Pay C Northcote Parkinson First Edition in Dustwrapper
1973 Devil to Pay C Northcote Parkinson First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The first edition of the first novel in the Richard Delancey series from C. Northcote Parkinson. Parkinson's hero is a junior naval officer. Unlike many fictional officers Parkinson's hero, Richard Delancey, does not have any powerful...

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1973 Dick Francis 1st Slay-Ride First Edition Racing Novel
1973 Dick Francis 1st Slay-Ride First Edition Racing Novel

Price: £79.99

A first edition of one of Dick Francis' earliest novels, Slay-Ride. 'Dick Francis' new novel has all the excitement and mastery of his genre which has made him a worldwide bestseller'.

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1973 Dick Francis Slay-Ride First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1973 Dick Francis Slay-Ride First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this crime thriller from one of the masters of this genre Dick Francis.Featuring the original dustwrapper. "Without the use of a superfluous work no one sets the scene more vividly than Mr Francis or keeps the reader...

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1973 Dick Francis Slay-Ride First UK Edition Original Dustwrapper
1973 Dick Francis Slay-Ride First UK Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this crime thriller from one of the masters of this genre Dick Francis.Featuring the original dustwrapper. "Without the use of a superfluous work no one sets the scene more vividly than Mr Francis or keeps the reader...

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1973 Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World First Edition Talks Mystic Dustwrapper
1973 Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World First Edition Talks Mystic Dustwrapper

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this interesting collection of talks by an influential 20th century mystic.With an introduction and foreword on Gurdjieff by Jeanne de Salzmann.This work contains of six chapters of talks by Gurdjieff as recollected...

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1973 Iris Murdoch The Black Prince First Edition with Dustwrapper
1973 Iris Murdoch The Black Prince First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £80.00

A first edition of Iris Murdoch's award-winning novel. Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet, to which the title alludes, Murdoch's novel also invokes Ancient Greek philosophy and Freud's psychoanalytic theory as her characters explore...

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1973 Iris Murdoch The Black Prince First U.S Edition Novel Hamlet Allusion
1973 Iris Murdoch The Black Prince First U.S Edition Novel Hamlet Allusion

Price: £65.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This is Murdoch's fifteenth novel, which eventually was released as a stage play. The first U.S edition. Narratively, the...

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1973 James McClure Four and Twenty Virgins First Edition Crime Gangs
1973 James McClure Four and Twenty Virgins First Edition Crime Gangs

Price: £50.00

A crime novel set in the gritty underworld of gangs in the United Kingdom during the seventies. A first edition.

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1973 John Gardner The Sunlight Dialogues First British Edition Illustrated
1973 John Gardner The Sunlight Dialogues First British Edition Illustrated

Price: £35.00

The first British edition of John Gardner's novel of existential freedom. Addressing issues of philosophy, law and religion set in 1960s New York.  

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1973 KINGSLEY AMIS RIVERSIDE MURDERS 1st Edition
1973 KINGSLEY AMIS RIVERSIDE MURDERS 1st Edition

Price: £29.99

FIRST EDITION Sir Kingsley William Amis (April 16, 1922 October 22, 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than twenty novels, three collections of poetry, short stories, radio and television scripts,...

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1973 Modesty Blaise The Silver Mistress Peter O'Donnell First Edition
1973 Modesty Blaise The Silver Mistress Peter O'Donnell First Edition

Price: £110.00

The first edition of the seventh Peter O'Donnell novel featuring his popular secret agent character, Modesty Blaise. 'A hasty rescue mission is set in action. Modesty and Willie are captured by the formidable Mr. Sexton, who prides...

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1973 Murder Without Icing Emma Lathen First Edition in Dustwrapper
1973 Murder Without Icing Emma Lathen First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £64.99

A first edition of this John Putnam Thatcher crime novel from Emma Lathen, the pseudonym of Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Henissart. Lathen's recurring characters are especially engaging: John Putnam Thatcher is senior vice president...

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1973 Postern of Fate Agatha Christie First Edition Dustwrapper Crime
1973 Postern of Fate Agatha Christie First Edition Dustwrapper Crime

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of Agatha Christie's novel 'Postern of Fate'. This work of crime fiction is in excellent

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1973 Postern of Fate First Edition Agatha Christie Tommy Tuppence Beresford
1973 Postern of Fate First Edition Agatha Christie Tommy Tuppence Beresford

Price: £36.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie featuring Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Held in original, price-clipped, dustwrapper. This novel is the final of Christie's...

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1973 Rape of a Quiet Town Thriller Novel Dan Lees First Edi Dustwrapper Crime
1973 Rape of a Quiet Town Thriller Novel Dan Lees First Edi Dustwrapper Crime

Price: £30.00

A crime-thriller novel by Dan Lees.Published as a part of Constable's 'crime' imprint.First edition.In original dustwrapper, which is priced clipped. This work is set in a quiet seaside town and features journalist Jeff Plummer. Plummer...

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1973 Rendezvous With Rama First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1973 Rendezvous With Rama First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £495.00

The first edition of this science fiction work by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. In the original dustwrapper designed by Bruce Pennington. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer...

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1973 Slay-Ride Dick Francis First Edition Racing Novel
1973 Slay-Ride Dick Francis First Edition Racing Novel

Price: £99.99

The first edition of one of Dick Francis' earliest novels, Slay-Ride. 'Dick Francis' new novel has all the excitement and mastery of his genre which has made him a worldwide bestseller'.

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1973 Streak of Madness Ian Cochrane First Edition Irish Life
1973 Streak of Madness Ian Cochrane First Edition Irish Life

Price: £69.99

The first edition of this nostalgic novel about life in Ireland from Ian Cochrane. Ian Cochrane (7 November 1941 7 September 2004) was a novelist and creative writing teacher. His novels are known for dark humour and tragic endings. ...

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1973 Sweet Dreams by Michael Frayn Signed First Ed First Impression Dustwrapper
1973 Sweet Dreams by Michael Frayn Signed First Ed First Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £140.00

A first edition of this work by English playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.Signed by author to the title page.First edition, first impression.The work follows the story of a man who dies and goes to heaven. Within heaven, he is...

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1973 The Best of Arthur C Clarke 1937-1971 First Edition Dustwrapper Scarce
1973 The Best of Arthur C Clarke 1937-1971 First Edition Dustwrapper Scarce

Price: £315.00

A scarce first edition of this collection of Arthur C. Clarke's works. Contains a bibliography of Clarke's work. This collection of Clarke's short stories includes a number of his well known...

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1973 The Black Prince Iris Murdoch First Edition Novel Hamlet Allusion
1973 The Black Prince Iris Murdoch First Edition Novel Hamlet Allusion

Price: £50.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This is Murdoch's fifteenth novel, which eventually was released as a stage play. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front...

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1973 The Black Prince Iris Murdoch Novel First Edition in Dustwrapper
1973 The Black Prince Iris Murdoch Novel First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £67.99

A first edition of this award-winning novel based on the story of Hamlet by Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince is remarkable for the structure of its narrative, consisting of a central story bookended by forewords and post-scripts...

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1973 The Silver Mistress Modesty Blaise Peter O'Donnell First Edition Dust Wrapper
1973 The Silver Mistress Modesty Blaise Peter O'Donnell First Edition Dust Wrapper

Price: £135.00

A first edition copy of O'Donnell's exciting novel, 'The Silver Mistress', one of the Modesty Blaise series. The seventh novel to feature O'Donnell's heroine Modesty Blaise. Featuring nuns,...

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1973 The Silver Mistress Peter O'Donnell Modesty Blaise First Edition
1973 The Silver Mistress Peter O'Donnell Modesty Blaise First Edition

Price: £89.99

The first edition of this Peter O'Donnell novel featuring his popular secret agent character, Modesty Blaise. Peter O'Donnell (11 April 1920 3 May 2010) was a British writer of mysteries and of comic strips, best known as the...

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1974 A Cat Affair Derek Tangye First Edition Signed in Dustwrapper Novel
1974 A Cat Affair Derek Tangye First Edition Signed in Dustwrapper Novel

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this cat novel from Derek Tangye. Signed by the author to the title page.

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1974 A Word Child Iris Murdoch 1975 Uncorrected Proof Copy Novel
1974 A Word Child Iris Murdoch 1975 Uncorrected Proof Copy Novel

Price: £60.00

A proof copy of this novel by Iris Murdoch. 'A Word Child' is the 17th novel by Iris Murdoch. It charts the trials and tribulations of the title character, Hilary Burde. Alike to many of Murdoch's...

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1974 A Young Wife's Tale William Sansom Fiction First Edition Dustwrapper
1974 A Young Wife's Tale William Sansom Fiction First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

William Sansom's tenth novel, A Young Wife's Tale. Sansom (1912 1976) was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style. First edition. Complete with original unclipped dustwrapper ...

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1974 Aunts Aren't Gentlemen A Jeeves and Bertie Story P G Wodehouse First
1974 Aunts Aren't Gentlemen A Jeeves and Bertie Story P G Wodehouse First

Price: £99.99

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

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1974 Dick Francis Knock Down First Edition in Dustwrapper Horse Racing
1974 Dick Francis Knock Down First Edition in Dustwrapper Horse Racing

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this racing novel by renowned author of equestrian fiction, Dick Francis. 'Set in the world of bloodstock auction sales, Knock Down takes a sharp but tolerant look at what the racehorse dealing industry...

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1974 John Gardner The King's Indian Literary Travel Artistic Philosophy
1974 John Gardner The King's Indian Literary Travel Artistic Philosophy

Price: £27.00

A hardback copy of John Gardner's collection of short stories, The King's Indian. Exploring the vehicular potential of literary form, the stories express complex emotions through artistic vision. With black and white illustrations...

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1974 Knock Down Dick Francis First Edition in Dustwrapper
1974 Knock Down Dick Francis First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this racing novel by renowned author of equestrian fiction, Dick Francis. 'Set in the world of bloodstock auction sales, Knock Down takes a sharp but tolerant look at what the racehorse dealing industry...

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1974 Letter to Julia Hugh Ross Williamson Limited Edition Theology
1974 Letter to Julia Hugh Ross Williamson Limited Edition Theology

Price: £69.99

A limited edition copy of this theological work from Hugh Ross Williamson. Numbered 80 of 215 copies. Hugh Ross Williamson (1901-1978) was a prolific British historian, and a dramatist.

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1974 Mark Twain and the South Arthur Pettit Academic Critical Dustwrapper
1974 Mark Twain and the South Arthur Pettit Academic Critical Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this critical work on Mark Twain by Arthur G. Pettit. This work provides a detailed discussion of the American South's influence on Mark Twain's writing.

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1974 Michael Gilbert Flash Point Mystery Thriller Novel First Edition
1974 Michael Gilbert Flash Point Mystery Thriller Novel First Edition

Price: £25.00

A scarce first edition of Michael Gilbert's Flash Point.A prolific writer of crime, mystery and thriller novels, Gilbert wrote more than thirty novels in his lifetime and was awarded a CBE as a result of his work in literature.

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1974 Old Road A Lancashire Childhood First Edition Ruth Johnson
1974 Old Road A Lancashire Childhood First Edition Ruth Johnson

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this collection of reminiscences of the town of Failsworth, in Lancashire. Illustrated throughout with numerous colour and monochrome plates.

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1974 On The Death of My Son Jasper Swain Scarce First Edition
1974 On The Death of My Son Jasper Swain Scarce First Edition

Price: £125.00

The scarce first hardback edition of this touching story of how to deal with bereavement by Jasper Swain. Previously privately published in South Africa under the title Mike

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1974 The Dogs of War Frederick Forsyth First Edition in Dustwrapper
1974 The Dogs of War Frederick Forsyth First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.00

A first edition of this Frederick Forsyth military novel from Frederick Forsyth. The novel features a small group of European and African mercenary soldiers hired by a British industrialist to depose the government of the fictional...

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1974 The Grey Gentleman Michael Ende Translated Frances Lobb First English Ed
1974 The Grey Gentleman Michael Ende Translated Frances Lobb First English Ed

Price: £150.00

The first English edition of this novel by Michael Ende.Translated from the original German by Frances Lobb. With a gift inscription, in German, giving a brief synopsis and praise of the book.Illustrated with vignettes and one full...

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1974 The Sacred And Profane Love Machine Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition
1974 The Sacred And Profane Love Machine Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition

Price: £35.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. 'The Sacred and the Profane Love Machine' is Murdoch's sixteenth novel and won the Whitbread Novel Award for 1974. First...

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1974 Total Eclipse John Brunner First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1974 Total Eclipse John Brunner First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £79.00

The first edition of this science fiction novel by popular science fiction writer John Brunner.In original unclipped dustwrapper.Total Eclipse is set in the year 2020, where an international space team are exploring Sigma Draconis,...

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1974 Voice Across The Sea by Arthur C Clarke Dustwrapper Non Fiction
1974 Voice Across The Sea by Arthur C Clarke Dustwrapper Non Fiction

Price: £60.00

A fascinating work detailing the laying of the first transatlantic cable in 1858. Complete with thirty two monochrome photographs detailing the various stages of this scientific endeavor. ...

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1975 The Whipping Boy Poul ORUM 1ST UK ED.
1975  The Whipping Boy  Poul ORUM  1ST UK ED.

Price: £19.99

A bright, clean first UK edition of The Whipping Boy by Poul Orum. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrapper. First UK edition. Poul Peter rum, 1919 1997, was a Danish author who mainly wrote...

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1975 A Remarkable Case of Burglary H R F Keating First Edition Historical Crime
1975 A Remarkable Case of Burglary H R F Keating First Edition Historical Crime

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this Victorian crime novel, set in London. Henry Reymond Fitzwalter "Harry" Keating (31 October 1926 27 March 2011) was an English crime fiction writer most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector...

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1975 A Word Child Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Soul
1975 A Word Child Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Soul

Price: £28.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. 'A Word Child' is the 17th novel by Iris Murdoch. It charts the trials and tribulations of the title character, Hilary Burde....

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1975 Arthur C Clarke Imperial Earth Dustwrapper Science Fiction First Ed
1975 Arthur C Clarke Imperial Earth Dustwrapper Science Fiction First Ed

Price: £100.00

The first edition of this work of science fiction by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. With photograph of Clarke to the rear of the wrap. The UK first is the true first and was published in the...

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1975 Arthur C Clarke Imperial Earth First Edition Science Fiction Dustwrapper
1975 Arthur C Clarke Imperial Earth First Edition Science Fiction Dustwrapper

Price: £100.00

The first edition of this work of science fiction by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. With photograph of Clarke to the rear of the wrap. The UK first is the true first and was published in the...

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1975 Bernice Rubens I Sent A Letter to My Love First Edition
1975 Bernice Rubens I Sent A Letter to My Love First Edition

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this poignant novel about middle-age from Bernice Rubens. I Sent A Letter to My Love is Bernice Rubens' most consistently brilliant work since The Elected Member, the novel that won her the Booker Prize in 1970.' ...

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1975 Child of God Cormac McCarthy First Edition
1975 Child of God Cormac McCarthy First Edition

Price: £395.00

The first UK edition of this Cormac McCarthy classic It depicts the life of a violent young outcast in 1960s Tennessee. Like its predecessor, Outer Dark, Child of God established McCarthy's interest in using extreme isolation, perversity,...

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1975 Dead Babies Martin Amis First Edition in Dustwrapper Satirical Novel
1975 Dead Babies Martin Amis First Edition in Dustwrapper Satirical Novel

Price: £340.00

The first UK edition of this classic Martin Amis novel. Amis's second novela parody of Agatha Christie's country-house mysteries takes place over a single weekend at a manor called Appleseed Rectory.

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1975 Firegold J.R. Daniels First Edition Aviation Thriller
1975 Firegold J.R. Daniels First Edition Aviation Thriller

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this aviation thriller by J.R. Daniels. This is J.R. Daniels' second aviation thriller and follows the adventures of hero Peter White who, finding himself in the jungles of Sulawesi in Indonesia...

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1975 High Stakes Dick Francis First Edition in Dustwrapper
1975 High Stakes Dick Francis First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £33.99

The first edition of this Dick Francis mystery novel. All Francis' novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, some of the criminals being outwardly respectable figures. The stories are narrated by one of the key players,...

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1975 Imperial Earth by Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1975 Imperial Earth by Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £110.00

The first edition of this work of science fiction by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. With photograph of Clarke to the rear of the wrap. The UK first is the true first and was published in the...

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1975 Iris Murdoch A Word Child Dustwrapper First Edition
1975 Iris Murdoch A Word Child Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £60.00

A first edition copy of Iris Murdoch's 1975 novel. Received to great critical acclaim on its publication, A Word Child is a complex and sensitive study on the nature of human memory and redemptive love. Populated by an array of colourful...

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1975 Iris Murdoch A Word Child First Edition Soul
1975 Iris Murdoch A Word Child First Edition Soul

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. 'A Word Child' is the 17th novel by Iris Murdoch. It charts the trials and tribulations of the title character, Hilary Burde....

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1975 Jonathon Swift, Major Prophet by A L Rowse, First Edition
1975 Jonathon Swift, Major Prophet by A L Rowse, First Edition

Price: £23.99

A copy of 'Jonathon Swift; Major Prophet' by A. L. Rowse. A biography on the life of Jonathan Swift (November 1667 October 1745), an Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet...

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1975 Naked is the Best Disguise Samuel Rosenberg First Edition Literary Crime
1975 Naked is the Best Disguise Samuel Rosenberg First Edition Literary Crime

Price: £24.99

A first edition by literary detective Samuel Rosenberg about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "Mr Rosenberg's fresh and original appraisal of Doyle not only produces remarkable insights into Doyle but also enhances his own reputation." ...

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1975 Ross Thomas 1st Edition The Money Harvest Espionage
1975 Ross Thomas 1st Edition The Money Harvest Espionage

Price: £89.99

A first edition of this thriller novel from Ross Thomas. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics.

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

Price: £74.99

The first UK edition of this thriller novel from Ross Thomas. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics.

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1975 The Contessa Came Too John Bryant First Edition Espionage Novel
1975 The Contessa Came Too John Bryant First Edition Espionage Novel

Price: £59.99

The scarce first edition of this espionage mystery from John Bryant. 'The Contessa Came Too follows the adventures of the sane tough intelligence agent [as in The Difference to Me] to the Italian Riviera'.

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1975 The Domino Plan Edgar Granville First Edition Signed Storm English
1975 The Domino Plan Edgar Granville First Edition Signed Storm English

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Lord Granville of Eye, featuring his popular character, Storm English. Signed, 'Best wishes, Granville' to front free-endpaper.

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1975 The Third Skin by John Bingham Crime Novel First Edition
1975 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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1975 THE UNDERSTUDY Kazan FIRST Edition D/J
1975 THE UNDERSTUDY Kazan FIRST Edition D/J

Price: £24.99

FIRST BRITISH EDITIONElia Kazan (1909 2003) was an American film and Theatre director and producer.

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1975 Yesterday's Spy Len Deighton Dustwrapper First Edition
1975 Yesterday's Spy Len Deighton Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £75.00

A thrilling spy novel by the acclaimed novelist, Len Deighton. This first edition copy of 'Yesterday's Spy' is in excellent

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1976 Agatha Christie Sleeping Murder Miss Marple's Last Case 1st Ed
1976 Agatha Christie Sleeping Murder Miss Marple's Last Case 1st Ed

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this Miss Marple detective fiction novel by the Queen of Crime Fiction, Agatha Christie. Published posthumously, but written in the 1940's. This was the final 'new' Agatha...

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1976 Bound for Botany Bay Transportation and Convict Life Australia J D Shearer
1976 Bound for Botany Bay Transportation and Convict Life Australia J D Shearer

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this wittily illustrated history of the transportation of convicts to American in the eighteenth century. With many full-page colour illustrations. Including various accounts of the first convict colonies from...

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1976 Clifford D Simak Enchanted Pilgrimage 1st UK Edition Dustwrapper Dystopia
1976 Clifford D Simak Enchanted Pilgrimage 1st UK Edition Dustwrapper Dystopia

Price: £55.00

A first UK edition of this dystopian novel by Clifford D Simak.Clifford D Simak was an American science fiction author who was frequently honoured with literary awards.

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1976 H E Bates The Yellow Meads of Asphodel Limited Edition Short Story
1976 H E Bates The Yellow Meads of Asphodel Limited Edition Short Story

Price: £39.99

A limited edition copy of this short story from H. E. Bates, published after his death. Limited to only three hundred and fifty copies. With drawings by John Ward.

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1976 Iris Murdoch Thriller Novel Henry and Cato
1976 Iris Murdoch Thriller Novel Henry and Cato

Price: £30.00

First U.S Edition of Iris Murdoch's thrilling novel 'Henry and Cato' Murdoch's eighteenth novel 'Henry and Cato' centres on the relationship between two childhood friends who have been apart...

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1976 Jack Higgins Storm Warning First UK Edition Novel With Dustwrapper
1976 Jack Higgins Storm Warning First UK Edition Novel With Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A first UK edition of Storm Warning by Jack Higgins.The sequel to Higgins' hugely successful The Eagle Has Landed, the work takes place upon a German merchant ship during the Second World War.

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1976 Last Day in Limbo Peter O'Donnell Modesty Blaise First Edition
1976 Last Day in Limbo Peter O'Donnell Modesty Blaise First Edition

Price: £110.00

Part of the Modesty Blaise series, by Peter O'Donnell, a first edition copy of 'Last Day in Limbo'. The eighth novel to follow O'Donnell's action heroine, Modesty Blaise. The predominant theme...

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1976 Last Seen Wearing Colin Dexter Inspector Morse First U.S Edition Signed
1976 Last Seen Wearing Colin Dexter Inspector Morse First U.S Edition Signed

Price: £950.00

The first U.S edition of this Inspector Morse novel from Colin Dexter. Signed by the author. Signed by the author to the recto of front endpaper, 'To my very dear friends, Peter and Lisa. Love...

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1976 Season in Purgatory Thomas Keneally Novel First Edition Romance War
1976 Season in Purgatory Thomas Keneally Novel First Edition Romance War

Price: £28.00

First edition of the novel by Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's Ark.Set on the partisan-occupied island of Mus, off the coast of Yugoslavia, Season in Purgatory is about the relationship between a young surgeon and nurse, and...

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1976 Sleeping Murder Miss Marple's Last Case Agatha Christie 1st Dustwrapper
1976 Sleeping Murder Miss Marple's Last Case Agatha Christie 1st Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Agatha Christie's last novel, 'Sleeping Murder', held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1976 The Alteration Kingsley Amis First Edition Novel Parallel Universe
1976 The Alteration Kingsley Amis First Edition Novel Parallel Universe

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this alternative history novel by Kingsley Amis. This novel is set in a parallel universe where the Reformation did not take place. An award winning novel, with Amis...

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1976 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper
1976 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this spy novel 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy', written by the prolific Len Deighton, here held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work....

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1976 Untimely Guest Marian Babson First Edition Crime Mystery in Dustwrapper
1976 Untimely Guest Marian Babson First Edition Crime Mystery in Dustwrapper

Price: £27.99

A first edition of this crime mystery by Marian Babson. 'More than just a good mystery, Untimely Guest is the story of one family's struggle to reconcile their tragic past... peacefully.'

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1977 2vol The Best of Arthur C Clarke 1932-1955 and 1956-1972 Scarce Dustwrapper
1977 2vol The Best of Arthur C Clarke 1932-1955 and 1956-1972 Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £245.00

A scarce two volume set of the works of Arthur C. Clarke. New edition. First published in one volume in 1973 but scarce in any edition. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer...

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1977 Daniel Carney The Wild Geese Scarce First Edition
1977 Daniel Carney The Wild Geese Scarce First Edition

Price: £295.00

The scarce first edition of this thriller by Daniel Carney. At first Carney could not get his novel published, but for a chance meeting with film producer Euan Lloyd. Lloyd loved the story, about mercenaries in Africa on a mission...

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1977 In The Miro District and Other Stories Peter Taylor First UK Edition
1977 In The Miro District and Other Stories Peter Taylor First UK Edition

Price: £32.99

The first UK edition of this collection of short stories from Peter Taylor. Including The Captain's Son, The Throughway, and Daphne's Lover.

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1977 Jack Davies Le Hold Up signed first edition crime novel
1977 Jack Davies Le Hold Up signed first edition crime novel

Price: £39.99

'Fun - crime, suspense, and l'amour served a la Francaise by Jack Davies.'Tough and trigger-happy, the formidable Deschamps 'sisters' rob a Marseilles bank, ransoming the manager for 2 million Francs and a safe getaway. Meanwhile, bizarre...

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1977 John Wain Professing Poetry First Edition Dustwrapper Lecutres Oxford
1977 John Wain Professing Poetry First Edition Dustwrapper Lecutres Oxford

Price: £28.00

A first edition of this collection of lectures by John Wain.John Barrington Wain was an english poet, novelist and critic who worked as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. This work adapts some of the lectures given there...

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1977 Kith Percy Howard Newby First Edition Novel Unclipped Dustwrapper Comedy
1977 Kith Percy Howard Newby First Edition Novel Unclipped Dustwrapper Comedy

Price: £33.00

A comic novel by P H Newby.First edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Kith follows the narrator, Faulkes' journey to Suez in March 1941. It is there that he learns his Uncle Raymond is married to an attractive Copt named Nadia,...

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1977 Military Novel The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition
1977 Military Novel The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition

Price: £89.99

The first UK edition of this popular tale of life in the Marines from Pat Conroy. The novel is based on Conroy's own childhood experiences growing up in a military family. Conroy's own father, Donald Conroy, was the inspiration...

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1977 Nigel Williams My Life Closed Twice First Edition Love Writing
1977 Nigel Williams My Life Closed Twice First Edition Love Writing

Price: £29.00

A hardback copy of Nigel Williams' first novel. A tale of a writer too absorbed in his past at Oxford to appreciate the present. A first editon.

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1977 Paper Money Ken Follett Zachary Stone Mystery Novel
1977 Paper Money Ken Follett Zachary Stone Mystery Novel

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this mystery novel by Ken Follett, published under the pseudonym of Zachary Stone. The author's second book. Scarce. Kenneth Martin "Ken" Follett (born 5 June 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical...

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1977 Pat Conroy The Great Santini First Edition Military Novel
1977 Pat Conroy The Great Santini First Edition Military Novel

Price: £120.00

The first UK edition of this popular tale of life in the Marines from Pat Conroy. The novel is based on Conroy's own childhood experiences growing up in a military family. Conroy's own father, Donald Conroy, was the inspiration...

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1977 Patricia Finney A Shadow of Gulls First Edition Historical Fiction Hadrian
1977 Patricia Finney A Shadow of Gulls First Edition Historical Fiction Hadrian

Price: £170.00

The first edition of this novel by Patricia Finney.The novel follows the story of harper and warrior Lugh Mac Romain, as told to his friend Emperor Hadrian. The story relates his struggles to escape a curse placed on him...

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1977 Risk Dick Francis First Edition Horseracing Thriller Dustwrapper
1977 Risk Dick Francis First Edition Horseracing Thriller Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this crime novel by Dick Francis. 'Roland Britten, an accountant by profession but an amateur jockey by preference, awakens one morning to discover that he cannot move, he cannot see, and he can hear nothing but...

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1977 The Alteration First Edition Kingsley Amis U.S Edition Rolland L Comstock
1977 The Alteration First Edition Kingsley Amis U.S Edition Rolland L Comstock

Price: £70.00

A first U.S edition of this alternative history novel by Kingsley Amis. Bookplate to the front pastedown for Rolland L Comstock, a successful attorney from Missouri and renowned book collector....

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1977 The Great Pursuit Tom Sharpe First Edition Comic Novel Publishing World
1977 The Great Pursuit Tom Sharpe First Edition Comic Novel Publishing World

Price: £38.00

A satirical novel by Tom Sharpe.This comic novel is a satire encompassing commercialism in publishing and literary criticism.First edition.With original price-clipped dustwrapper.This farce is about greed in the publishing world. The...

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1977 The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition Military Novel
1977 The Great Santini Pat Conroy First Edition Military Novel

Price: £140.00

The first UK edition of this popular tale of life in the Marines from Pat Conroy. The novel is based on Conroy's own childhood experiences growing up in a military family. Conroy's own father, Donald Conroy, was the inspiration...

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1977 The Honourable Schoolboy John Le Carre Spy Novel First US Edition
1977 The Honourable Schoolboy John Le Carre Spy Novel First US Edition

Price: £39.99

A first US edition of The Honourable Schoolboy by popular espionage writer John le Carre. "Here is John le Carre's richest, most accomplished work. Suspense, excitement, the techniques of espionage as only he has...

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1977 The Wild Geese Daniel Carney Scarce First Edition
1977 The Wild Geese Daniel Carney Scarce First Edition

Price: £625.00

The scarce first edition of this thriller by Daniel Carney. At first Carney could not get his novel published, but for a chance meeting with film producer Euan Lloyd. Lloyd loved the story, about mercenaries in Africa on a mission...

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1977 The Witch Hill Murder Pauline Glen Winslow First Edition in Dustwrapper
1977 The Witch Hill Murder Pauline Glen Winslow First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this crime novel from Pauline Glen Winslow. Featuring the recurring character, Superintendent Capricorn.

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1977/1978 2Vols Dick Francis Risk Trial Run Horse Racing Crime First Editions
1977/1978 2Vols Dick Francis Risk Trial Run Horse Racing Crime First Editions

Price: £48.00

A two volume set of Dick Francis UK first editions.A former jockey, Francis' crime novels often feature characters and themes based around horse racing, often with industry professionals finding themselves in the centre of...

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1978 An Inside Job Stella Allan Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Crime Fiction
1978 An Inside Job Stella Allan Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Crime Fiction

Price: £39.99

A signed first edition of this crime fiction novel by Stella Allan. Signed by the author to the front free-endpaper.

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1978 Chinaman's Chance Ross Thomas First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1978 Chinaman's Chance Ross Thomas First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this comic and ambitious novel by Ross Thomas. With tipped-in review of the novel to the front endpaper.

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1978 Graham Greene First Edition The Human Factor Novel Dustwrapper
1978 Graham Greene First Edition The Human Factor Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £110.00

A first edition of this espionage novel by Graham Greene.In The Human Factor Graham Greene 'turns to the world of the Secret Service - a world peopled by lonely men cut off from the luxury of communication with their fellows'.

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1978 In Oxbow of Time's River Irene Dayton Inscribed by the Author
1978 In Oxbow of Time's River Irene Dayton Inscribed by the Author

Price: £30.00

A smart poetry anthology by Irene Dayton, which has been signed by the author.First edition. Ink inscription to the front free-endpaper reads, 'For Robin Gregory, The International Poetry Society. Irene Dayton' and is followed by fifteen...

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1978 Inside Story Documentary of Pursuit of Power Chapman Pincher First Edition
1978 Inside Story Documentary of Pursuit of Power Chapman Pincher First Edition

Price: £19.99

A copy of 'Inside Story; A Documentary of the Pursuit of Power' by Chapman Pincher. Harry Chapman Pincher (born 29 March 1914) is an Indian-born British journalist, historian, and novelist whose writing has mainly focused on espionage...

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1978 Sleep in a Ditch Maisie Birmingham Dustwrapper Detective Novel
1978 Sleep in a Ditch Maisie Birmingham Dustwrapper Detective Novel

Price: £17.99

A crime novel by Maisie Birmingham, in its original dustwrapper. 'He lay curled in the gutter one raw February morning outside the doors of a London East End Settlement. He might have been asleep, but he was dead...'

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1978 SS-GB Nazi-Occupied Britain 1941 Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper
1978 SS-GB Nazi-Occupied Britain 1941 Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A lovely first edition of this fascinating alternative history novel by Len Deighton, best known as one of the top three spy novelists of his generation. Set in the United Kingdom, Len Deighton...

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1978 Ted Hughes Moon-Bells and Other Poems First Edition Collection
1978 Ted Hughes Moon-Bells and Other Poems First Edition Collection

Price: £38.00

A slim hardback copy of Ted Hughes' Moon-Bells, a collection of children's poetry. Moon-Bells is the third collection of 'moon poems', following on from The Earth-Owl and other Moon-People and Moon-Whales and Other...

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1978 The Coup John Updike Illustrated Limited Signed Edition in Slipcase
1978 The Coup John Updike Illustrated Limited Signed Edition in Slipcase

Price: £225.00

A signed, limited edition copy of this thought-provoking novel by John Updike. Limited to three hundred and fifty copies, of which this is number 227. The Coup, a lauded novel about an African dictatorship inspired by a visit he...

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1978 The Hydra Head Carlos Fuentes First Edition Spy Thriller
1978 The Hydra Head Carlos Fuentes First Edition Spy Thriller

Price: £59.99

A first edition of The Hydra Head by Carlos Fuentes translated from the original Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. "Probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced, terse novel of intrigue as contemporary...

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1978 The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Dustwrapper Booker Prize Novel
1978 The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Dustwrapper Booker Prize Novel

Price: £40.00

The first U.S edition of this Booker Prize winning novel by Iris Murdoch, 'The Sea, The Sea'. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. A lovely copy of this popular novel by Irish novelist,...

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1978 The Sweet Dove Died Barbara Pym First Edition UK Dustwrapper Novel
1978 The Sweet Dove Died Barbara Pym First Edition UK Dustwrapper Novel

Price: £30.00

A novel by Barbara Pym.The first edition.With blue unclipped dustwrapper.Pym started writing The Sweet Dove Died in the 1960's and was rejected by several publishers. Phillip Larkin suggested many improvements for the work and it was...

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1978 Vixen 03 Clive Cussler First Edition Horror Adventure Novel
1978 Vixen 03 Clive Cussler First Edition Horror Adventure Novel

Price: £79.99

A first edition of this adventure novel from Clive Cussler, featuring his popular protagonist Dirk Pitt. In 1954 Vixen 03, a top-secret flight bound for the militarys testing grounds in the South Pacific, crashes and is never recovered....

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1979 Arthur C Clarke First Ed The Fountains of Paradise Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1979 Arthur C Clarke First Ed The Fountains of Paradise Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £220.00

The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes....

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1979 Arthur C Clarke The Fountains of Paradise Dustwrapper First Edition
1979 Arthur C Clarke The Fountains of Paradise Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £185.00

The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes....

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1979 Arthur Clarke The Fountains Of Paradise Science Fiction UK First Edition
1979 Arthur Clarke The Fountains Of Paradise Science Fiction  UK First Edition

Price: £110.00

A first UK edition of Arthur C. Clarke's The Fountains of Paradise.The winnder of both a Hugo and Nebula award in 1980, the book was widely acclaimed and read amongst science fiction fans, and remains influential to this day.Contains...

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1979 Bryan Forbes Familiar Strangers Fine Binding Crushed Morocco First Edition
1979 Bryan Forbes Familiar Strangers Fine Binding Crushed Morocco First Edition

Price: £200.00

A beautifully bound first edition of this novel by Bryan Forbes.First edition, third impression.Bryan Forbes was an English film director, screenwriter, actor and novelist. Best known as the director of The Stepford Wives, he also...

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1979 Familiar Strangers Bryan Forbes Fine Binding Red Morocco First Edition
1979 Familiar Strangers Bryan Forbes Fine Binding Red Morocco First Edition

Price: £330.00

An exquisitely bound first edition of this novel by Bryan Forbes.First edition. No impression stated, presumed first printing. With the original dustwrapper bound in. Bryan Forbes was an English film director, screenwriter,...

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1979 John Updike The Coup Black Comedy War America Africa Oil
1979 John Updike The Coup Black Comedy War America Africa Oil

Price: £38.00

A hardback copy of The Coup.A black comedy following the exploits of a ex-leader of fictional Islamic nation, Kush, and his hatred for America. A first edition.

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1979 Marian Babson The Twelve Deaths of Christmas in Dustwrapper Crime Novel
1979 Marian Babson The Twelve Deaths of Christmas in Dustwrapper Crime Novel

Price: £22.99

The first Crime Club edition of this mystery novel by Marian Babson. Marian Babson is a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. She is a mystery author with a large body of work that rotates in and out of print.

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1979 Offshore Penelope Fitzgerald First Edition in Dustwrapper Booker Prize
1979 Offshore Penelope Fitzgerald First Edition in Dustwrapper Booker Prize

Price: £140.00

The first edition of this Booker Prize-winning novel from Penelope Fitzgerald. It recalls Fitzgerald's time spent on boats in Battersea by the Thames. The novel centralizes around the idea of liminality, expanding upon it to include...

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1979 Prisoner of the Devil Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes First Edition
1979 Prisoner of the Devil Michael Hardwick Sherlock Holmes First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this modern Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Hardwick. '1895. The eyes of the world are fixed on France. An obscure Jewish artillery officer is accused of selling military secrets to Germany... A desperate message...

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1979 Robert Gittings and Jo Manton The Second Mrs Hardy First Edition Literary
1979 Robert Gittings and Jo Manton The Second Mrs Hardy First Edition Literary

Price: £28.00

A copy of Gittings and Manton's biography of Thomas Hardy's second wife, Florence Emily Dugdale. Not content to allow Florence to languish in history as merely the young wife who helped out the ageing Hardy, the work...

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1979 Service of All The Dead Colin Dexter Inspector Morse Crime Detective Fiction
1979 Service of All The Dead Colin Dexter Inspector Morse Crime Detective Fiction

Price: £700.00

The first edition of this crime novel by Colin Dexter. From his popular 'Inspector Morse' series. This is the fourth novel from the Inspector Morse series. Set in and around St Frideswide's...

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1979 The Case of the Russian Diplomat E V Cunningham First Edition Dustwrapper
1979 The Case of the Russian Diplomat E V Cunningham First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this novel by E V Cunningham.E V Cunningham was a pseudonym of American novelist and television writer Howard Fast. This is one of a series of novels known as the Masao Masuto mysteries.

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1979 The Drowning Season First Edition Alice Hoffman Novel Dustwrapper
1979 The Drowning Season First Edition Alice Hoffman Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this novel by Alice Hoffman. Alice Hoffman is an American novelist best known for her novel Practical Magic, which was adapted into a film of the same name.

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1979 The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke First Ed Dustwrapper
1979 The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £225.00

The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes....

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1979 The Man Who Cried Catherine Cookson First Edition in Dustwrapper
1979 The Man Who Cried Catherine Cookson First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £18.99

A first edition of this poignant Catherin Cookson novel set in the Second World War. Catherine Cookson (27 June 1906 11 June 1998) became the United Kingdom's most widely read novelist, with sales topping 100 million, while...

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1979 The Twelve Deaths of Christmas Marian Babson in Dustwrapper Crime Novel
1979 The Twelve Deaths of Christmas Marian Babson in Dustwrapper Crime Novel

Price: £21.99

The first Crime Club edition of this mystery novel by Marian Babson. Marian Babson is a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. She is a mystery author with a large body of work that rotates in and out of print.

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1979 The Wilt Alternative Tom Sharpe Fiction First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper
1979 The Wilt Alternative Tom Sharpe Fiction First Edition Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £22.99

Tom Sharpe's novel, The Wilt Alternative. Tom Sharpe (Thomas Ridley Sharpe, born 30 March 1928) is an English satirical author, best known for his 'Wilt' series of novels, of which this volume is the second instalment. Complete...

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1979 Web John Wyndham Science Fiction Novel First Edition Posthumous
1979 Web John Wyndham Science Fiction Novel First Edition Posthumous

Price: £130.00

The first edition of this science fiction novel by popular science fiction author, John Wyndham. Published posthumously by the estate of Wyndham ten years after his death. The events in this...

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1980 Black and White Shiva Naipaul First Edition Dustwrapper People's Temple
1980 Black and White Shiva Naipaul First Edition Dustwrapper People's Temple

Price: £33.00

A first edition of this non fiction work by Shiva Naipaul.Black and White is based on Naipaul's trip to Guyana in the aftermath of the Jonestown massacre, and his subsequent trip to the united states, in which he explores the link...

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1980 Dai-San Eric van Lustbader First Edition in Dustwrapper
1980 Dai-San Eric van Lustbader First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this sword-and-sorcery spectacular from Eric van Lustbader. This is the third in van Lustbader's Sunset Warrior Cycle.

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1980 DICK FRANCIS REFLEX 1st Edition D/W Crime Racing
1980 DICK FRANCIS REFLEX 1st Edition D/W Crime Racing

Price: £46.99

This is a lovely first edition copy in a dustwrapper.   Philip Nore is nearing the end as a jockey. George Millace is finished in photography. The difference is Millace is dead - and Nore has discovered his secret; a set of...

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1980 Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party Graham Greene First Edition
1980 Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party Graham Greene First Edition

Price: £35.00

A novel by twentieth century author Graham Greene.The first edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party follows narrator Alfred Jones and his experiences with Dr Fischer, whose dinner parties...

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1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva First Edition The Bomb Party
1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva First Edition The Bomb Party

Price: £80.00

A first edition of this work by Graham Greene.Graham Greene was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century for his thrillers and his more serious novels. Doctor Fischer of Geneva is a...

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1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva or Bomb Party Dustwrapper First UK
1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva or Bomb Party Dustwrapper First UK

Price: £45.00

A first UK edition of Graham Greene's Doctor Fischer of Geneva. Regarded as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Graham Greene acquired literary acclaim and widespread popularity through a series of thrillers...

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1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva The Bomb Party Dustwrapper First US
1980 Graham Greene Doctor Fischer of Geneva The Bomb Party Dustwrapper First US

Price: £30.00

A first US edition of Graham Greene's Doctor Fischer of Geneva.One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, here Greene is influenced by the geographic and philosophic presence of lake Geneva, his home at the time of...

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1980 Graham Greene First Edition Ways of Escape Novel Dustwrapper
1980 Graham Greene First Edition Ways of Escape Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this autobiographical account by Graham Greene.Ways of Escape is considered the second volume of novelist's Graham Greene's autobiography, following on from A Sort of Life.

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1980 Henry et Caton Iris Murdoch French Language Edition Signed
1980 Henry et Caton Iris Murdoch French Language Edition Signed

Price: £150.00

A French language edition of this novel by Iris Murdoch. Signed by an inscription from the author to her friend, Isla Fletcher, in Amsterdam. 'With all fond wishes to Isla Fletcher in Amsterdam'....

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1980 Iris Murdoch First Edition Nuns and Soldiers Signed
1980 Iris Murdoch First Edition Nuns and Soldiers Signed

Price: £135.00

A First U.S Edition of Murdoch's 'Nuns and Soldiers' dedicated and signed. First thus, First U.S Edition. Set in England, the novel opens with Guy Openshaw on his deathbed. A story of life...

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

Price: £58.00

A first edition of Iris Murdoch's 1980 novel.Nuns and Soldiers is a study of the friendship between Gertrude, a widow, and Anne, the nun of the title. Following her bereavement, Gertrude finds herself surrounded by suitors...

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