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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 Exiles on Asperus John Wyndham First Edition Science Fiction
1979 Exiles on Asperus John Wyndham First Edition Science Fiction

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this science fiction short-story collection by popular author, John Wyndham. This is a collection of three stories by John Wyndham. 'The Exiles on Asperus', 'No Place...

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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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1980 Journal 1936-7 Death of an Explorer Leon Chestov David Gascoyne First Ed
1980 Journal 1936-7 Death of an Explorer Leon Chestov David Gascoyne First Ed

Price: £70.00

A selection of writings by David Gascoyne.First edition of these works collected together in book form.Signed and numbered by the author to half title page 45/95. With original un-clipped dustwrapper. David Gascoyne was an English...

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1980 Leslie Charteris Count on The Saint First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1980 Leslie Charteris Count on The Saint First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £25.00

A first edition of these two Leslie Charteris novellas, featuring his popular character, The Saint. This is the final collection of Saint novellas to be published to date; the final few volumes were full novels.

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1980 Maybe A Story Lillian Hellman First Edition Fist Impression Dustwrapper
1980 Maybe A Story Lillian Hellman First Edition Fist Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this novel by Lillian Hellman.Maybe is often read alongside Hellman's memoirs. Although the novel was released as fiction, it contains herself, Hammett and other real people as characters. In original, price-clipped...

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1980 Nadine Gordimer A Soldier's Embrace First Edition in Dustwrapper
1980 Nadine Gordimer A Soldier's Embrace First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

The first UK edition of this collection of short stories from Nadine Gordimer. Including A Soldier's Embrace, A Mad One, For Dear Life and many more.

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1980 Rites of Passage First Edition William Golding Novel Dustwrapper
1980 Rites of Passage First Edition William Golding Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £295.00

A first edition of this novel by William Golding. William Golding was an English writer, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 for his novels.  

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1980 Roald Dahl More Tales Of The Unexpected Anthology First Edition
1980 Roald Dahl More Tales Of The Unexpected Anthology First Edition

Price: £30.00

A first edition of Roald Dahl's More Tales of the Unexpected.Compiled together here for the first time, some of the stories had been published in the 1950s, and featured in various publications (such as The New Yorker and Playboy) in...

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1980 Robert McCrum In the Secret State First Edition Crime Spy Thriller
1980 Robert McCrum In the Secret State First Edition Crime Spy Thriller

Price: £22.00

A hardback copy of Robert McCrum's LeCarr-esque spy thriller. A first edition.  

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1980 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Uncommon
1980 Some Die Eloquent Catherine Aird Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Uncommon

Price: £120.00

A signed first edition of this novel by Catherine Aird.Catherine Aird is the pseudonym of novelist Kinn Hamilton Mcintosh, the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels.Signed by author as 'Catherine Aird' to the title page....

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1980 Stephen Hunter The Master Sniper First Edition WWII Novel
1980 Stephen Hunter The Master Sniper First Edition WWII Novel

Price: £99.99

The first UK edition of this novel set during the Second World War. Stephen Hunter (born March 25, 1946) is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic.

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1980 The Blood of An Englishman James McClure First Edition
1980 The Blood of An Englishman James McClure First Edition

Price: £49.99

The first edition of the sixth Kramer and Zondi novel from James McClure. James Howe McClure (9 October 1939, Johannesburg, South Africa 17 June 2006, Oxford, England) was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer...

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1980 The Boy Who Followed Ripley Patricia Highsmith Dustwrapper First Edition
1980 The Boy Who Followed Ripley Patricia Highsmith Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £85.00

A first edition of acclaimed crime writer Patricia Highsmith's The Boy Who Followed Ripley, the fourth in her Ripliad series.In this book, Ripley continues living quietly in his French estate, Belle Ombre, only obliquely involved...

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1980 The Horse of Darius Justin Cartwright First Edition
1980 The Horse of Darius Justin Cartwright First Edition

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this political thriller from Justin Cartwright. 'With The Horse of Darius, Justin Cartwright establishes himself not merely in the front rank of thriller writers, but as one of the most skilful writers to emerge...

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1980 The Master Sniper Stephen Hunter First Edition WWII Novel
1980 The Master Sniper Stephen Hunter First Edition WWII Novel

Price: £89.99

The first UK edition of this novel set during the Second World War. Stephen Hunter (born March 25, 1946) is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic.

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1980-1986 6Vol Dick Francis Horse Racing Industry Crime Thriller First Editions
1980-1986 6Vol Dick Francis Horse Racing Industry Crime Thriller First Editions

Price: £110.00

A collection of six UK first edition Dick Francis novels, including Reflex, Twice Shy, Banker, The Danger, Proof and Bolt.In keeping with Francis' career as a steeplechase jockey, the books here, although based in the crime genre,...

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1981 Brock John Bingham Superintendent Brock Thriller Novel
1981 Brock John Bingham Superintendent Brock Thriller Novel

Price: £69.99

The first UK edition of the first novel in John Bingham's 'Superintendent Brock' series. Superintendent John Brock has just returned to his native Melford, a small cathedral town, where he hopes for comparative peace after the pressures...

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1981 Colin Dexter Signed The Dead of Jericho Signed Inspector Morse Silver Dagger
1981 Colin Dexter Signed The Dead of Jericho Signed Inspector Morse Silver Dagger

Price: £220.00

The first edition of this award-winning detective fiction novel from the popular 'Inspector Morse' series by Colin Dexter. 'The Dead of Jericho' won a Silver Dagger Award in 1981. This novel...

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1981 Edward Bunker Little Boy Blue A Novel First Signed Crime Viking Publishing
1981 Edward Bunker Little Boy Blue A Novel First Signed Crime Viking Publishing

Price: £150.00

A signed first edition of Edward Bunker's Little Boy Blue.A semi-autobiographical account of a boy's descent into rebelliousness and a life of crime.

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1981 Free Fall in Crimson by John D MacDonald First Edition
1981 Free Fall in Crimson by John D MacDonald First Edition

Price: £24.99

A copy of 'Free Fall in Crimson' by John D. MacDonald. John Dann MacDonald (July 1916 December 1986) was an American crime and suspense novelist and short story writer. Free Fall in Crimson (1981) is the nineteenth novel in the...

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1981 From Bauhaus to Our House Tom Wolfe First Edition Modern Architecture Work
1981 From Bauhaus to Our House Tom Wolfe First Edition Modern Architecture Work

Price: £110.00

A narrative of Modern architecture.First edition, first impression in book form. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper with an image of Wolfe to the rear. This work follows Wolfe's previous writing on art criticism The Painted World....

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1981 Independence Andrew Motion Signed by Author First Edition Poetry Collection
1981 Independence Andrew Motion Signed by Author First Edition Poetry Collection

Price: £55.00

A collection of poetry by Andrew Motion.The first edition.Signed by the author to the title page.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist and biographer. He was Poet Laureate of the United...

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1981 Martin Amis Other People A Mystery Story First Edition in Dustwrapper
1981 Martin Amis Other People A Mystery Story First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this thriller from Martin Amis. Amis saw the novel as a kind of overall investigation. "Mary (the main character) doesn't know what her role is," Amis explained in 1981. "Because of this, men start questioning...

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1981 Martin Amis Other People: A Mystery Story First Edition With Dustwrapper
1981 Martin Amis Other People: A Mystery Story First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this novel by Martin Amis.A mystery story, the work received widespread acclaim upon its publication, with J.G. Ballard describing it as "powerful and electrifying".

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1981 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper
1981 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This novel deals with the themes of honor and innocence, greed and generosity, love and death. It is set in both London and the...

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1981 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Dustwrapper
1981 Nuns and Soldiers Iris Murdoch First U.S Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £25.00

The first U.S edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This novel deals with the themes of honor and innocence, greed and generosity, love and death. It is set in both London and...

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1981 Robert Olen Butler The Alleys of Eden Dustwrapper First US Edition
1981 Robert Olen Butler The Alleys of Eden Dustwrapper First US Edition

Price: £44.00

A first US edition of Robert Olen Butler's The Alleys of Eden.A Pulitzer Prize winning fiction writer, this is Butler's first novel based on the American-Vietnamese War.

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1981 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol Four Arthur C. Clarke Nebula Award
1981 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol Four Arthur C. Clarke Nebula Award

Price: £90.00

A collection of all the winners of the Nebula Awards between 1965 and 1969, edited by Arthur C. Clarke. The first UK edition of the work. The Nebula Awards recognises the best works of science...

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1981 Tar Baby Toni Morrison First Edition Love Story
1981 Tar Baby Toni Morrison First Edition Love Story

Price: £44.99

The first edition of this 'audacious and hypnotic' novel from Toni Morrison. This novel portrays a love affair between Jadine and Son, two Black Americans from very different worlds. Jadine is a beautiful Sorbonne graduate and...

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1981 The Dead of Jericho Signed Colin Dexter Inspector Morse
1981 The Dead of Jericho Signed Colin Dexter Inspector Morse

Price: £775.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel from the popular 'Inspector Morse' series by Colin Dexter. Signed by the author to title page. With the inscription 'For Robert - With gratitude...

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1981 The Great Jowett First Edition Signed Limited Edition Graham Greene Play
1981 The Great Jowett First Edition Signed Limited Edition Graham Greene Play

Price: £250.00

The first edition of this play by Graham Greene.Limited edition, number 420 of 525 copies printed, of which 500 were for sale.Signed by the author below the numeration. The Great Jowett was originally written as a radio play for the...

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1981 The Screenplay of The French Lieutenants Woman Harold Pinter John Fowles
1981 The Screenplay of The French Lieutenants Woman Harold Pinter John Fowles

Price: £95.00

The screenplay for The French Lieutenant's Woman.The novel for this work was originally published in 1969 and was written by John Fowles. It was a work of postmodern historical fiction.This is the screenplay for the film of the work...

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1981 The War of the Roses First Edition Warren Adler Novel Dustwrapper
1981 The War of the Roses First Edition Warren Adler Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A first edition, first impression of this novel by Warren Adler. The War of the Roses tells the story of Jonathan and Barbara Rose and their descent from a picturesque family life into a life of macabre self-destruction.

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1981 The Xanadu Talisman Peter O'Donnell First Edition Dustwrapper
1981 The Xanadu Talisman Peter O'Donnell First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A first edition copy of O'Donnell's novel The Xanadu Talisman, featuring Modesty Blaise A first edition copy of the tenth novel to feature Modesty Blaise, 'The Xanadu Talisman', by Peter O'Donnell....

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1981 Toni Morrison Tar Baby First Edition Love Story
1981 Toni Morrison Tar Baby First Edition Love Story

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this, 'audacious and hypnotic' novel from Toni Morrison. This novel portrays a love affair between Jadine and Son, two Black Americans from very different worlds. Jadine is a beautiful Sorbonne graduate and...

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1981 XPD by Len Deighton First Edition
1981 XPD by Len Deighton First Edition

Price: £44.99

A copy of 'XPD' by Len Deighton. Leonard Cyril Deighton (born 18 February 1929, Marylebone, London) is a British military historian, cookery writer, and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novel The IPCRESS File, which...

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1981 XPD Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper
1981 XPD Len Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of this thrilling and suspenseful spy novel by Len Deighton, best known as one of the top three spy novelists of his generation. Set in 1979, and hence roughly contemporaneous...

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1982 Anthony Burgess The End of the World News An Entertainment Novel
1982 Anthony Burgess The End of the World News An Entertainment Novel

Price: £15.00

First edition of the novel by Anthony BurgessDescribed as three stories bound together, this work features Sigmund Freud and his life, a Broadway musical about Leon Trotsky and a planet on a collision-course with Earth.

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1982 Copper Gold and Treasure David Williams First Edition Mark Treasure
1982 Copper Gold and Treasure David Williams First Edition Mark Treasure

Price: £19.99

The first edition of this detective novel David Williams. David Williams (8 June 1926 26 September 2003) was an advertising executive who became a crime writer after suffering a stroke.

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1982 For Special Services John Gardner First Edition James Bond Novel
1982 For Special Services John Gardner First Edition James Bond Novel

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this James Bond novel from John C. Gardner, which continues the story of the famous British spy, following the death of Ian Fleming. John Champlin Gardner, Jr. (July 21, 1933 September 14, 1982) was an...

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1982 Goodbye Mickey Mouse Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper
1982 Goodbye Mickey Mouse Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating historical novel by Len Deighton, best known as one of the top three spy novelists of his generation. This work is set in Britain in early 1944...

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1982 Graham Greene First Edition Monsignor Quixote A Novel Dustwrapper
1982 Graham Greene First Edition Monsignor Quixote A Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £22.00

A first edition of this novel by Graham Greene.Monsignor Quixote is a pastiche of the classic Spanish novel Don Quixote which addresses issues of Communism and Catholicism.

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1982 Harold Robbins Spellbinder California Sixties Religious Cults America
1982 Harold Robbins Spellbinder California Sixties Religious Cults America

Price: £24.00

A first English edition of this novel by Harold Robbins.Concerning a young preacher and set against the backdrop of 1960s America, Spellbinder continued Robbins' enormous commercial success into the 1980s, taking aim at religious...

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1982 Hunters in the Snow Tobias Wolff First Edition in Dustwrapper
1982 Hunters in the Snow Tobias Wolff First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this collection of perceptive short stories about human nature. Including Smokers, Face to Face, Wingfield and many others.

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1982 J'Accuse The Dark Side of Nice by Graham Greene French Illustrated First Ed
1982 J'Accuse The Dark Side of Nice by Graham Greene French Illustrated First Ed

Price: £39.99

A first edition of one of the final works of the writer, playwright and literary critic Graham Greene (1904-1991) J'Accuse concerns a legal matter embroiling him and his extended family in Nice. He declared that organised crime...

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1982 Leslie Charteris The Fantastic Saint First Edition in Dustwrapper
1982 Leslie Charteris The Fantastic Saint First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £75.00

A first UK edition of this collection of Leslie Charteris stories, featuring his popular character, The Saint. 'Leslie Charteris has chronicled the adventures of the Saint for fifty-five years, establishing him as one of the classic...

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1982 Margaret Atwood First Edition Second Words Selected Critical Prose
1982 Margaret Atwood First Edition Second Words Selected Critical Prose

Price: £48.00

A first edition of this work of selected critical writings by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. 'Second Words brings together 50 of Margaret Atwood's finest essays and reviews from the past 20 years, with an introduction and commentary...

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1982 Mickelsson's Ghosts First Edition John Gardner Novel Dustwrapper
1982 Mickelsson's Ghosts First Edition John Gardner Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £95.00

A first edition of this novel by John Gardner. Mickelsson's Ghosts is John Gardner's final novel and follows the story of Peter Mickelsson, a former football player and current Professor of Philosophy who is driven into despair....

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1982 Modesty Blaise The Night of Morningstar Peter O'Donnell
1982 Modesty Blaise The Night of Morningstar Peter O'Donnell

Price: £110.00

A first edition of Peter O'Donnell's novel 'The Night of Morningstar', part of the Modesty Blaire series. 'The Night of Morningstar' is the eleventh novel charting the story of O'Donnell's...

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1982 Psycho II Sequel Robert Bloch Thriller Norman Bates Horror First Edition
1982 Psycho II Sequel Robert Bloch Thriller Norman Bates Horror First Edition

Price: £20.00

The sequel to Robert Bloch's famous work Psycho.First edition of this work.Psycho II is a sequel to Psycho and features the same serial killer Norman Bates.Bates had spent two decades in a mental asylum following events from the first...

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1982 Schindler's Ark Thomas Keneally First Edition in Dustwrapper Holocaust
1982 Schindler's Ark Thomas Keneally First Edition in Dustwrapper Holocaust

Price: £110.00

The first edition of Keneally's renowned novel about Oskar Schindler, which formed the basis for Spielberg's Schindler's List.The book tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a Nazi Party member who turns into an unlikely hero by saving...

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1982 SIMON BRETT Murder Unprompted SIGNED 1ST D/J
1982 SIMON BRETT Murder Unprompted SIGNED 1ST D/J

Price: £59.99

Hardbound volume in red paper covered boards with unclipped dustjacket. First edition, signed by the author. Simon Brett (born 1945) is a writer of detective fiction and also a tv and radio producer. He was involved in The...

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1982 T Tessier Shockwaves Nightshades First UK Edition Scarce Hardback Thriller
1982 T Tessier Shockwaves Nightshades First UK Edition Scarce Hardback Thriller

Price: £39.99

A copy of the scarce first UK edition of this horror story from American author Thomas Tessier. Written as part of the Nightshades series of dark romances, publihsed by Severn House.

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1982 The End of the World News Anthony Burgess First Edition Novel Trotsky Freud
1982 The End of the World News Anthony Burgess First Edition Novel Trotsky Freud

Price: £60.00

A novel by British author Anthony Burgess.This work is presented without chapter breaks and follows three storylines.The first storyline is Leon Trotsky on a journey to New York City shortly before the Russian Revolution of 1917. This...

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1982 Thomas Harris Red Dragon Hannibal Lector Cannibal Psychiatrist UK First Ed
1982 Thomas Harris Red Dragon Hannibal Lector Cannibal Psychiatrist UK First Ed

Price: £45.00

A first UK edition of Thomas Harris' Red Dragon.The first installment in Harris' macabre saga focussing on cannibalistic psychiatrist Hannibal Lector. The series, including subsequent works The Silence of The Lambs and Hannibal, would...

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1982 Thomas Tessier Shockwaves Nightshades First UK Edition Scarce Hardback
1982 Thomas Tessier Shockwaves Nightshades First UK Edition Scarce Hardback

Price: £34.99

A copy of the scarce first UK edition of this horror story from American author Thomas Tessier. Written as part of the Nightshades series of dark romances, publihsed by Severn House.

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1982 Timothy Mo Sour Sweet Novel Dustwrapper First UK Edition
1982 Timothy Mo Sour Sweet Novel Dustwrapper First UK Edition

Price: £53.00

A first UK edition of Timothy Mo's Sour Sweet.Mo has won several awards for Sour Sweet, a comedy following a Hong Kong Chinese family's move to London in the 1960s.

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1982 Under the Apple Tree First Edition Dan Wakefield WWII Novel
1982 Under the Apple Tree First Edition Dan Wakefield WWII Novel

Price: £30.00

The first U.S. edition of this war novel by Dan Wakefield, set in America during the Second World War. Under the Apple Tree follows the story of a young boy growing up in America at the time of Pearl Harbor, while his brother...

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1982-1997 3vol Space Odyssey Series Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction
1982-1997 3vol Space Odyssey Series Arthur C Clarke First Edition Dustwrapper Science Fiction

Price: £47.00

Three UK first editions of this series of novels by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. The three sequels to the screenplay and novelised version of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2010: Odyssey Two is a...

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1982-83 3Vol Dick Francis Novels First Edition Banker Proof The Danger
1982-83 3Vol Dick Francis Novels First Edition Banker Proof The Danger

Price: £39.00

A collection of three novels by Dick Francis.All first editions.Dick Francis was a jockey and crime writer whose novels centre on horse racing in England. Francis' novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, narrated by a key...

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1982/1989 3Vols Ruth Rendell Master Moor Fever Tree Bridesmaid First Editions
1982/1989 3Vols Ruth Rendell Master Moor Fever Tree Bridesmaid First Editions

Price: £48.00

A set of UK first edition Ruth Rendell novels.Including Master of The Moor, The Fever Tree and Other Stories and The Bridesmaid, the novels here are typical of Rendell's work in the genres of crime fiction and mystery....

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1983 Always A Body to Trade K C Constantine First Edition
1983 Always A Body to Trade K C Constantine First Edition

Price: £17.99

The first edition of this K. C. Constantine (the pseudonym of Carl Constantine Kosak) novel, featuring his recurring detective, Mario Balzic. The novel tells the story of a double robbery in two identical apartments, rented...

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1983 Berlin Game Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper Game Set and Match Trilogy
1983 Berlin Game Deighton First Edition Dustwrapper Game Set and Match Trilogy

Price: £70.00

A lovely first edition copy of the first novel in the 'Game, Set and Match' trilogy by Len Deighton, best known as one of the top three spy novelists of his generation. This work is the first...

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1983 Berlin Game Len Deighton First Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Berlin Game Len Deighton First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £69.00

The first edition of the Len Deighton thriller, Berlin Game. Berlin Game is a 1983 spy novel by Len Deighton. It is the first novel in the first of three trilogies about Bernard Samson, a middle-aged and somewhat jaded intelligence...

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1983 Bernard Mac Laverty Cal Uncorrected Proof Scarce with Dustwrapper Catholic
1983 Bernard Mac Laverty Cal Uncorrected Proof Scarce with Dustwrapper Catholic

Price: £255.00

A scarce uncorrected proof of this novel by Bernard MacLaverty Printed before the first edition, with the scarce dustwrapper, slightly larger than the book. Cal details the experiences of a...

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1983 Colin Dexter The Riddle of the Third Mile Signed 1st Edition Morse
1983 Colin Dexter The Riddle of the Third Mile Signed 1st Edition Morse

Price: £490.00

A signed first edition of this novel from the renowned Inspector Morse series by celebrated crime author, Colin Dexter. Signed by the author to the title page. In the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1983 Darkness Comes Dean R Koontz First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Darkness Comes Dean R Koontz First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £99.99

The first UK edition of this horror novel from Dean R. Koontz. 'Dean Koontz's latest horror thriller is composed with all the skills that distinguished Whispers, Night Chills and Phantoms.'

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1983 Dean R Kootz Phantoms First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Dean R Kootz Phantoms First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £145.00

The first UK edition of this horror novel from Dean R. Koontz. Jenny and Lisa Paige, two sisters, return to Jenny's hometown of Snowfield, California, a small ski resort village nestled in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains where Jenny...

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1983 Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place First Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

The first UK edition of this emotional novel from Gloria Naylor. It won the National Book Award in the First Novel category. The Women explores the lives of both men and women in an urban setting and examines relationships, both...

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1983 Henry Miller Opus Pistorum Novel Dustwrapper First US Edition
1983 Henry Miller Opus Pistorum Novel Dustwrapper First US Edition

Price: £37.00

A lovely first US edition of Henry Miller's Opus Pistorum. An American writer and literary critic, Henry Miller was known inventing a semi-autobiographical that mixed philosophical reflection, mysticism, and social criticism....

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1983 Horror Phantoms First UK Edition in Dustwrapper Dean R Koontz
1983 Horror Phantoms First UK Edition in Dustwrapper  Dean R Koontz

Price: £130.00

The first UK edition of this horror novel from Dean R. Koontz. Jenny and Lisa Paige, two sisters, return to Jenny's hometown of Snowfield, California, a small ski resort village nestled in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains where Jenny...

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1983 Keystone Peter Lovesey First Edition Murder Mystery
1983 Keystone Peter Lovesey First Edition Murder Mystery

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this murder mystery novel by Peter Lovesey. 'Peter Lovesey has a flair for recreating the exotic and eccentric eras of the past.'

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1983 Len Deighton Berlin Game UK First Edition with Dustwrapper
1983 Len Deighton Berlin Game UK First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £63.00

The UK first edition of Len Deighton's Cold War spy thriller, Berlin Game.When MI6 officer Bernard Samson is tasked with rescuing the undercover agent "Brahms Four" from his placement in East Germany, his mission is complicated...

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1983 MALCOLM BRADBURY Rates of Exchange 1ST ED DW
1983 MALCOLM BRADBURY Rates of Exchange 1ST ED DW

Price: £49.99

One First Edition volume in a dustwrapper. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (September 7 1932 - November 27 2000) was a British author and academic. Welcome to Slaka! A land of lake and forest, of beetroot and tractor, of cultural...

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1983 Or Shall We Die Ian McEwan Words for an Oratio First Ed First Dustwrapper
1983 Or Shall We Die Ian McEwan Words for an Oratio First Ed First Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

An oratorio by Ian McEwan, set to music by Michael Berkeley. First edition in the plain first issue dustwrapper. The Oratorio was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox, on 6 February...

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1983 Phantoms Dean R Kootz First UK Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Phantoms Dean R Kootz First UK Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £140.00

The first UK edition of this horror novel from Dean R. Koontz. Jenny and Lisa Paige, two sisters, return to Jenny's hometown of Snowfield, California, a small ski resort village nestled in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains where Jenny...

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1983 Salman Rushdie First Edition Shame Dustwrapper Novel
1983 Salman Rushdie First Edition Shame Dustwrapper Novel

Price: £90.00

A first edition of this novel by Salman Rushdie. Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist, best known for his novels Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses.

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1983 Shame Salman Rushdie First Edition First Impression Unclipped Dustwrapper
1983 Shame Salman Rushdie First Edition First Impression Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £37.00

A first edition of this novel by noted author Salman Rushdie.First editon, first impression. In the original striking dustwrapper, designed by Mon Mohan.Shame is Rushdie's third published novel, and, like much of Rushdie's work,...

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1983 Shame Salman Rushdie UK First Edition with Dustwrapper
1983 Shame Salman Rushdie UK First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £44.00

A UK first edition of Salman Rushdie's third novel. A mixture of family drama and political satire in Rushdie's usual style of magic realism. The central theme of the novel is that violence is born out of shame.Striking...

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1983 Shockwaves Nightshades Thomas Tessier First Edition Scarce Hardback
1983 Shockwaves Nightshades Thomas Tessier First Edition Scarce Hardback

Price: £39.99

The uncommon first edition of this horror story from American author Thomas Tessier. Written as part of the Nightshades series of dark romances, publihsed by Severn House.

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1983 The Danger Dick Francis First Edition Dustwrapper
1983 The Danger Dick Francis First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A lovely first edition copy of Dick Francis's 'The Danger', complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. Richard Stanley Francis was a British crime writer and former full-time jump-jockey,...

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1983 The Philosopher's Pupil Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper
1983 The Philosopher's Pupil Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this novel by Iris Murdoch. 'The Philosopher's Pupil' is set in a fictional English spa town called Ennistone. It tells the tale of a pupil-teacher relationship, George...

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1983 The Riddle of the Third Mile Colin Dexter First Edition Signed Morse
1983 The Riddle of the Third Mile Colin Dexter First Edition Signed Morse

Price: £440.00

A signed first edition of this Inspector Morse novel by English crime writer, Colin Dexter. Signed by the author, with a dedication, to the title page. 'For Peter and Lisa, With every best with...

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1983 Wycliffe and the Beales W J Burley First Edition in Dustwrapper
1983 Wycliffe and the Beales W J Burley First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £32.99

A first edition of this crime novel featuring W. J. Burley's popular character, Charles Wycliffe. The Beales, a strange, reclusive family living on the edge of Dartmoor in Ashill House, consist of Simon, an old man entirely withdrawn...

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1984 1st Edition The Key to Midnight Leigh Nichols Dean Koontz First Edition
1984 1st Edition The Key to Midnight Leigh Nichols Dean Koontz First Edition

Price: £295.00

The first edition of this mysterious thriller from Dean Koontz, written under the pseudonym of Leigh Nichols. Very scarce - the dustwrapper even more so. Lisa Chelgrin is a US Senator's daughter. She has had her entire life erased...

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1984 Alison Cairns New Year Resolutions First In Unclipped Dustwrapper
1984 Alison Cairns New Year Resolutions First In Unclipped Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

New Year Resolution is a suspense novel by Alison Cairns in original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. 'Alison Cairns, whose searching examination of a family under stress made her first novel, Strained Relations, an auspicious...

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1984 Cadfael The Devil's Novice Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper
1984 Cadfael The Devil's Novice Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £37.99

The first US edition of the eighth Brother Cadfael books.Brother Cadfael is the fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name...

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1984 Cutting Edge or Back in the Knife Box Miss Sharp Ned Sherrin Anthology 1st
1984 Cutting Edge or Back in the Knife Box Miss Sharp Ned Sherrin Anthology 1st

Price: £24.00

A piece of entertaining writing by Ned Sherrin.First edition, first impression.Held in original dustwrapper.Cutting Edge is subtitled as 'Ned Sherrin's Anthology of Wit.' This work is a collection of anecdotes and criticism under the...

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1984 David Yallop In God's Name 1st Edition Dustwrapper Religion Conspiracy
1984 David Yallop In God's Name 1st Edition Dustwrapper Religion Conspiracy

Price: £30.00

A first edition of In God's Hands. David Yallop is a British writer, specialising in unsolved crimes. In God's Hands is an investigation into the murky facts surrounding the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I, and the conspiracies...

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1984 Ellis Peters The Devil's Novice First Edition in Dustwrapper Cadfael
1984 Ellis Peters The Devil's Novice First Edition in Dustwrapper Cadfael

Price: £45.99

The first US edition of the eighth Brother Cadfael books.Brother Cadfael is the fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name...

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1984 Graham Greene First Edition Getting to Know the General Dustwrapper
1984 Graham Greene First Edition Getting to Know the General Dustwrapper

Price: £78.00

A first edition of this memoir by Graham Greene. Getting to Know the General is an account of the author's five year personal relationship with Omar Torrijos, ruler of Panama from 1968-81.

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1984 James McClure The Artful Egg First Edition in Dustwrapper Kramer and Zondi
1984 James McClure The Artful Egg First Edition in Dustwrapper Kramer and Zondi

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this murder mystery novel from James McClure. The seventh in the Kramer and Zondi novels series.

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1984 Kem Nunn Tapping the Source First Edition Dustwrapper Thriller Identity
1984 Kem Nunn Tapping the Source First Edition Dustwrapper Thriller Identity

Price: £95.00

A first edition of Kem Nunn's debut novel. A thriller, Tapping the Source has become something of a cult novel amongst surfers. Following the protagonist's quest to find his missing sister, the tale centres around the west...

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1984 Marguerite Yourcenar The Abyss First English Translation Grace Frick Novel
1984 Marguerite Yourcenar The Abyss First English Translation Grace Frick Novel

Price: £45.00

A first UK translation of Marguerite Yourcenar's The Abyss.The first woman elected to the Acadmie Franaise, Youcenar was one of the most respected writers of the French language.

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1984 Stalker Liza Cody First Edition Crime Novel in Dustwrapper Anna Lee
1984 Stalker Liza Cody First Edition Crime Novel in Dustwrapper Anna Lee

Price: £34.99

The first edition of this crime thriller from Liza Cody (and the third in the Anna Lee series). Her Anna Lee series introduced the professional female private detective to British mystery fiction. The entire Anna Lee series was...

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1984 Stars and Bars First Edition William Boyd Novel Comedy Humour America
1984 Stars and Bars First Edition William Boyd Novel Comedy Humour America

Price: £30.00

A comic novel by William Boyd.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.This novel follows a shy Englishman, Henderson Dores, and his uprooting of his life and moving to New York City. This novel is based on the 1988 film...

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1984 The Artful Egg James McClure First Edition in Dustwrapper
1984 The Artful Egg James McClure First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £46.99

A first edition of this murder mystery novel from James McClure. The seventh in the Kramer and Zondi novels series.

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1984 The Devil's Novice Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper Cadfael
1984 The Devil's Novice Ellis Peters First Edition in Dustwrapper Cadfael

Price: £54.99

The first US edition of the eighth Brother Cadfael books.Brother Cadfael is the fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name...

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1985 A Family Madness by Thomas Keneally Fiction First Edition Signed by Author
1985 A Family Madness by Thomas Keneally Fiction First Edition Signed by Author

Price: £44.99

The first edition, first printing of Thomas Keneally's novel The Family Madness. "His First New Novel Since the Booker Prize Winning Schindler's Ark. Signed by author to title page.

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1985 A Fanatic Heart Edna O'Brien Philip Roth Short Collection First Edition
1985 A Fanatic Heart Edna O'Brien Philip Roth Short Collection First Edition

Price: £38.00

A collection of short storiesSet mainly in Western Ireland or London, O'Brien's anthology deals with the themes of love and loss and how close relationships can be destroyed. Her first novel, Country Girls was banned and publicly...

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1985 Angela Carter Black Venus Feminism Short Stories First Edition First Impres
1985 Angela Carter Black Venus Feminism Short Stories First Edition First Impres

Price: £70.00

A first edition of this work by noted feminist author Angela Carter.First edition, first impression in the original dustwrapper designed by Don Macpherson.Angela Carter is a renowned British author and journalist, best known for...

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1985 Anne Rampling Exit to Eden Erotic Novel Dustwrapper First Edition
1985 Anne Rampling Exit to Eden Erotic Novel Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition of Anne Rampling's Exit to Eden.Known as a writer of erotica and Christian fiction, here Rampling explores BDSM in the style of a romantic novel.

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1985 Bernice Rubens I Sent A Letter to My Love in Dustwrapper
1985 Bernice Rubens I Sent A Letter to My Love in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

Bernic Rubens' 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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1985 Black Venus by Angela Carter First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper
1985 Black Venus by Angela Carter First Edition First Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £47.00

A first edition of this collection of short stories by Angela Carter.First edition, first impression in the original dustwrapper designed by Don Macpherson.Angela Carter is a renowned British author and journalist, best known...

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

Price: £49.99

The first edition of this crime novel from James Ellroy.  It is the first installment of the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy. It was followed by Because the Night (1984) and Suicide Hill (1985). Although the novels are written in multiple...

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1985 David Leavitt Family Dancing First UK Edition Dustwrapper Short Stories
1985 David Leavitt Family Dancing First UK Edition Dustwrapper Short Stories

Price: £45.00

A first UK edition of this collection of stories by David Leavitt.First UK edition.David Leavitt is an American novelist, short story writer and biographer. This is his debut collection of short stories.

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1985 I Met Murder Elizabeth Ferrars First Edition with Dustwrapper
1985 I Met Murder Elizabeth Ferrars First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £17.99

The first edition of this murder mystery novel by Elizabeth Ferrars. Elizabeth Ferrars (6 September 1907 - 30 March 1995), born Morna Doris MacTaggart, was a British crime writer.

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

Price: £28.00

A first edition, second impression of this novel by Irish Murdoch.Iris Murdoch was a British author and philosopher, best known for her fiction about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious....

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1985 Iris Murdoch The Good Apprentice First Edition Novel Redemption
1985 Iris Murdoch The Good Apprentice First Edition Novel Redemption

Price: £37.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. 'The Good Apprentice' is Murdoch's 22nd novel in her extensive bibliography. It follows the story of Edward Baltram's path to...

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1985 Jonathan Gash Pearlhanger Lovejoy First UK Edition Dustwrapper
1985 Jonathan Gash Pearlhanger Lovejoy First UK Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this crime novel from the Lovejoy series by John Grant, written under his pseudonym Jonathan Gash. Lovejoy is a series of picaresque novels about the adventures of Lovejoy, a British antiques dealer and faker...

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1985 Jonathan Kellerman Shrunken Heads First Edition Crime Novel
1985 Jonathan Kellerman Shrunken Heads First Edition Crime Novel

Price: £19.99

The first UK edition of this crime novel from Jonathan Kellerman.  This is the first of Kellerman's novels to feature his recurring character, Alex Delaware.

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1985 London Match Len Deighton Uncorrected Proof Uncommon
1985 London Match Len Deighton Uncorrected Proof Uncommon

Price: £50.00

An uncommon uncorrected proof of 'London Match' by the popular author, Len Deighton. The uncorrected proof copy of this work. 'London Match' is a spy novel about Bernard Samson, being the final...

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1985 Paradise Postponed John Mortimer First Edition
1985 Paradise Postponed John Mortimer First Edition

Price: £24.99

The first edition of this novel from John Mortimer, creator of the hugely entertaining Rumpole novels. 'Writing at the height of his powers, the author adds to the stock of our pleasure. He has created characters and events that...

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1985 Pearlhanger Jonathan Gash Lovejoy First UK Edition Dustwrapper
1985 Pearlhanger Jonathan Gash Lovejoy First UK Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

A first edition of this crime novel from the Lovejoy series by John Grant, written under his pseudonym Jonathan Gash. Lovejoy is a series of picaresque novels about the adventures of Lovejoy, a British antiques dealer and faker...

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1985 Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England by John Feather
1985 Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England by John Feather

Price: £39.99

A copy of 'The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England' by John Feather. Includes numerous illustrations throughout. First Edition.

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1985 Raymond Carver Fires Essays Poems Stories First Edition With Dustwrapper
1985 Raymond Carver Fires Essays Poems Stories First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £80.00

A first edition of this Raymond Carver collection.Including essays, stories and poems, the latter of which was seen as a lesser but nonetheless acclaimed pursuit of Carver's, the volume is a excellent example of the American author's...

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1985 SECOND WORLD WAR Photographs HISTORY 1st D/J
1985 SECOND WORLD WAR Photographs HISTORY 1st D/J

Price: £24.99

Pictorial hard back book with matching colourful dust jacket. A glossy photographic history of World War II illustrated profusely with black and white and colour illustrations.  A nice clean an dbright copy. "This book offers...

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1985 The Adventures of Inspector Lestrange M J Trow First Edition
1985 The Adventures of Inspector Lestrange M J Trow First Edition

Price: £110.00

A first edition of this novel featuring the Scotland Yard inspector from the Sherlock Holmes stories, Inspector G. Lestrade. The author M. J. Trow wrote a series of sixteen books using Lestrade as the central character, beginning...

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1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Novel Redemption
1985 The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch First Edition Novel Redemption

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. 'The Good Apprentice' is Murdoch's 22nd novel in her extensive bibliography. It follows the story of Edward Baltram's path to...

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1985 The Swimming Pool Season Signed First Edition Rose Tremain
1985 The Swimming Pool Season Signed First Edition Rose Tremain

Price: £50.00

A signed first edition of this romance from Rose Tremain.Inscribed from the author to the front endpaper. Rose Tremain CBE (born 2 August 1943) is an English author, and current Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.

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1985 Voices on The Wind Evelyn Anthony First Edition Dustwrapper Fiction
1985 Voices on The Wind Evelyn Anthony First Edition Dustwrapper Fiction

Price: £75.00

A novel by British author Evelyn Anthony.The first edition. With original unclipped dustwrapper.Evelyn Anthony wrote mostly historical novels and thrillers. This novel follows Katharine Alfurd, a woman who in her youth had been sent...

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1986 Martha Grimes I Am the Only Running Footman First US Edition
1986  Martha Grimes I Am the Only Running Footman First US Edition

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this mysterious crime novel from Martha Grimes. This is the eighth in the Richard Jury series.

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1986 1st Robert Stone Children of Light First Edition Tragedy Novel
1986 1st Robert Stone Children of Light First Edition Tragedy Novel

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this touching novel from Robert Stone.  The story tracks the lives of Gordon Walker, a failed playwright in his 40s and modestly successful screenwriter-actor, and his old flame Lu Anne 'Lee Verger' Bourgeois...

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1986 An Artist of the Floating World First Edition Kazuo Ishiguro Dustwrapper
1986 An Artist of the Floating World First Edition Kazuo Ishiguro Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. First edition, second issue, printed by Richard Clay.This is the second novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, who is the acclaimed author of the novels Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day.  ...

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1986 Children of Light Robert Stone Novel First Edition
1986 Children of Light Robert Stone Novel First Edition

Price: £37.99

The first edition of this touching novel from Robert Stone.  The story tracks the lives of Gordon Walker, a failed playwright in his 40s and modestly successful screenwriter-actor, and his old flame Lu Anne 'Lee Verger' Bourgeois...

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1986 Colin Dexter The Secret of Annexe 3 Signed First Edition Signed
1986 Colin Dexter The Secret of Annexe 3 Signed First Edition Signed

Price: £490.00

A signed, first edition copy of this detective fiction novel from the popular 'Inspector Morse' series by Colin Dexter. This is the seventh novel in the Morse series and begins following the...

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1986 Contact Novel Carl Sagan First U K Edition Science Fiction Novel Aliens
1986 Contact Novel Carl Sagan First U K Edition Science Fiction Novel Aliens

Price: £45.00

A lovely copy of this Science Fiction novel.Contact is hailed to the flyleaf as a novel that 'combines storytelling power and scientific vision.' It is noted as a marker since H G Wells. This is the first U.K edition, published...

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1986 Continent Jim Crace First Edition in Dustwrapper Fantasy Novel
1986 Continent Jim Crace First Edition in Dustwrapper Fantasy Novel

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this fantasy novel about a fictional seventh continent from Jim Grace. Review copy, with label from Heinemann to the front endpaper.

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1986 Coups and Cocaine First Edition Anthony Daniels Travel South America Scarce
1986 Coups and Cocaine First Edition Anthony Daniels Travel South America Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce first edition of this travel work by Anthony Daniels.Anthony Daniels is a British writer and retired doctor and psychiatrist, who generally goes by the pen name of Theodore Dalrymple. Coups and Cocaine details his exploration...

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1986 I am the Only Running Footman MARTHA GRIMES 1st Ed
1986 I am the Only Running Footman MARTHA GRIMES 1st Ed

Price: £49.99

A bright, clean first UK edition of I Am the Only Running Footman by Martha Grimes. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. First UK Edition. Martha Grimes, b.1931, is an American author...

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1986 James Money Capri Island of Pleasure First Illustrated Maps History
1986 James Money Capri Island of Pleasure First Illustrated Maps History

Price: £35.00

An interesting first edition of James Money's Capri.A thorough and in-depth social history of the island of Capri.

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1986 Jay McInerney Ransom First Edition Dustjacket Japan Martial Arts
1986 Jay McInerney Ransom First Edition Dustjacket Japan Martial Arts

Price: £25.00

A first British edition of Jay McInerney's American novel. Ransom is a novel of masculinity, homosocialism and competition. Set between Japan and Pakistan, the work traces the story of an American expatriate as he...

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

Price: £55.00

The UK first edition of Kingsley Amis' Booker Prize-winning novel. One of the celebrated author's most outrageously funny novels, but perhaps also the warmest, it shows a surprisingly tender side to the acerbic Amis.

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1986 Late Payments Michael Z Lewin Signed First Edition Crime Novel
1986 Late Payments Michael Z Lewin Signed First Edition Crime Novel

Price: £18.99

A first edition of this detective novel from Michael Z. Lewin in its original dustwrapper. Signed by the author to the title page.

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1986 Moonspender A LOVEJOY Narrative by JONATHAN GASH
1986 Moonspender A LOVEJOY Narrative by JONATHAN GASH

Price: £59.99

A first edition of Gash's Moonspender. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. John Grant (b.1933) is an English crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash. He is the author...

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1986 Night of the Fox Jack Higgins First Edition Dougal Munro Jack Carter
1986 Night of the Fox Jack Higgins First Edition Dougal Munro Jack Carter

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this military novel set in World War II. Jack Higgins (born 27 July 1929) is the principal pseudonym of UK novelist Harry Patterson. Patterson is the author of more than 60 novels. As Higgins, most have been thrillers...

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1986 Paula Gosling First Edition The Wychford Murders Signed with Dustwrapper
1986 Paula Gosling First Edition The Wychford Murders Signed with Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A signed first edition of this novel by Paula Gosling.The first of two novels by Gosling to feature Detective Chief Inspector Luke Abbot.

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1986 Red Ice Nicholas Barker and Anthony Masters First Edition Signed
1986 Red Ice Nicholas Barker and Anthony Masters First Edition Signed

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this controversial novel about assassination, espionage, sexual blackmail and kidnapping on the high seas. Ink inscritption signed, 'Anthony' [Masters] to title page.

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1986 Robert Stone Children of Light Novel First Edition Tragedy
1986 Robert Stone Children of Light Novel First Edition Tragedy

Price: £39.99

The first edition of this touching novel from Robert Stone.  The story tracks the lives of Gordon Walker, a failed playwright in his 40s and modestly successful screenwriter-actor, and his old flame Lu Anne 'Lee Verger' Bourgeois...

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1986 Something in the Cellar Ronald Searle's Wonderful World of Wine First Ed
1986 Something in the Cellar Ronald Searle's Wonderful World of Wine First Ed

Price: £65.00

A humorous look into Wine Ceremonies of the world by comic illustrator, Ronald Searle. This work follows his successful 'Winespeak'. The first edition. Ronald Searle was a British artist and...

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1986 Song of the Silent Snow First Edition Hubert Selby Urban Short Stories
1986 Song of the Silent Snow First Edition Hubert Selby Urban Short Stories

Price: £98.00

A first edition of this short story collection by Hubert Selby.Hubert Selby's best-known novels include Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream, both of which were later adapted into films. Song of the Silent Snow is a series...

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1986 The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins First Edition Dustwrapper Evolution
1986 The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins First Edition Dustwrapper Evolution

Price: £110.00

An interesting and educational scientific work by Richard Dawkins.In The Blind Watchmaker Dawkins presents an explanation of and argument for the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In addition to this he refutes certain...

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1986 The Doom of Damocles Gabriel Garcia Marquez First Edition
1986 The Doom of Damocles Gabriel Garcia Marquez First Edition

Price: £150.00

The first English edition of this Gabriel Garcia Marquez speech. In English and Spanish. Limited to 3,000 copies. Gabriel Jos de la Concordia Garca Mrquez  is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist,...

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1986 The Golden Gate Vikram Seth First Edition Novel in Verse Onegin Stanzas
1986 The Golden Gate Vikram Seth First Edition Novel in Verse Onegin Stanzas

Price: £65.00

The first novel by Vikram Seth.Seth is a poet and novelist. Several of his poetry collections are regarded as notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon.'The Golden Gate' is Vikram Seth's first novel. It is a...

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1986 The Old Devils Uncorrected US Proof Copy Booker Prize
1986 The Old Devils Uncorrected US Proof Copy Booker Prize

Price: £19.00

An uncorrected proof copy of this Booker Prize winning novel by Kingsley Amis. First published in the UK earlier the same year. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher....

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1986 The Raven in The Foregate Ellis Peters First Edition Signed Cadfael Novel
1986 The Raven in The Foregate Ellis Peters First Edition Signed Cadfael Novel

Price: £215.00

A Cadfael novel by Ellis Peters.First edition with original unclipped dustwrapper.Signed by the author with an inscription to the title page 'For Jackie, With Best Wishes, Ellis Peters.'The Raven in the Foregate is a medieval detective-mystery...

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1986 The Rose Rent Cadfael First Edition Thirteenth Book Ellis Peters Medieval
1986 The Rose Rent Cadfael First Edition Thirteenth Book Ellis Peters Medieval

Price: £68.00

Another fine medieval mystery novel from Ellis Peters.First edition. Written as a part of the 'Cadfael' series, this novel is the thirteenth of that series.The plot follows a young monk who is murdered next to a white rose bush at...

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1986 The Secret of Annexe 3 Signed First Edition Colin Dexter Review Copy
1986 The Secret of Annexe 3 Signed First Edition Colin Dexter Review Copy

Price: £950.00

The first edition of this detective fiction novel from the popular 'Inspector Morse' series by Colin Dexter. Signed by the author. This is the seventh novel in the Morse series and begins following...

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1986 The Shadow in The Plate First Edition Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart Series
1986 The Shadow in The Plate First Edition Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart Series

Price: £130.00

A novel from the Sally Lockhart series.This book is set in 1878, six years after The Ruby in the Smoke.First Edition. The Shadow in the Plate is the original name for this publication. It was then later changed to The Shadow in the...

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1986 The Shadow in the Plate Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart First Edition
1986 The Shadow in the Plate Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart First Edition

Price: £125.00

A first edition of this novel by Philip Pullman.The second in the Sally Lockhart series of novels. Philip Pullman is an English writer and author of several best selling books, best known for his fantasy trilogy HIs Dark Materials....

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1986 The Steal Brian Freemantle expose cold war espionage non-fiction
1986 The Steal Brian Freemantle expose cold war espionage non-fiction

Price: £37.99

A shocking and fascinating expos on the dirty money 'earned' in the espionsage game at the height of the cold war, by the former Foreign Editor of the Daily Mail.'Brian Fremantle has travelled the world and worked alonside the...

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1987 Bernard Cornwell Redcoat First Edition Historical Novel Dustwrapper War
1987 Bernard Cornwell Redcoat First Edition Historical Novel Dustwrapper War

Price: £65.00

A first edition historical novel by Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell, OBE is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a...

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1987 Cornelia Bonsack The Parody Murder Case Signed First With Dustwrapper
1987 Cornelia Bonsack The Parody Murder Case Signed First With Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

A signed copy of The Parody Murder Case by Cornelia Bonsack with ink inscription to front free endpaper dated 1990. First edition in dustwrapper. A comic mystery novel surrounding the discovery of the frozen three-hundred pound body...

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1987 Ellis Peters The Hermit of Eyton Forest A Medieval Whodunnit First Edition
1987 Ellis Peters The Hermit of Eyton Forest A Medieval Whodunnit First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this novel by Ellis Peters.The fourteenth tale in the Brother Cadfael series, following the crime solving techniques of Welsh Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael in the first half of the 12th century.

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1987 Ellis Peters The Hermit of Eyton Forest Cadfael First Edition Dustwrapper
1987 Ellis Peters The Hermit of Eyton Forest Cadfael First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this monastic medieval mystery from Edith Pargeter. Brother Cadfael is the fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter...

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1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and The Brotherhood First Edition Dustwrapper
1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and The Brotherhood First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This novel is Murdoch's twenty-third. It is considered to be one of her best works and concerns a group of close friends living...

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1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and the Brotherhood First Edition with Dustwrapper
1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and the Brotherhood First Edition with Dustwrapper

Price: £44.00

A first edition copy of Iris Murdoch's The Book and the Brotherhood. In an attractive dustwrapper designed by Tom Phillips.The novel follows a group of friends from their days at Oxford through middle age, focusing on their...

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1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and the Brotherhood Signed First Edition Second Imp
1987 Iris Murdoch The Book and the Brotherhood Signed First Edition Second Imp

Price: £95.00

A first edition copy of Iris Murdoch's The Book and the Brotherhood.This is the second impression stated once the book had been shortlisted.With a Sunday Times 1987 Booker Prize Shortlist bookplate to the front free-endpaper which...

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1987 KING OF KETU First Edition by OLINTO D/J
1987 KING OF KETU First Edition by OLINTO D/J

Price: £24.99

First UK Edition. Second of the novels of Antonio Olinto's Africa Trilogy. Freed slaves from Brazil return to the West Coast of Africa, and the trilogy follows the fortunes of thier descendents.

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1987 Raven's Wing First Edition Joyce Carol Oates Anthology Stories Prizewinning
1987 Raven's Wing First Edition Joyce Carol Oates Anthology Stories Prizewinning

Price: £22.00

An anthology of stories by Joyce Carol Oates.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.This collection of stories contains many prizewinning pieces. They are all deeply disturbing visions of the everyday. Oates deals with...

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1987 Simon Blow Broken Blood Rise and Fall of Tennant Family First Illustrated
1987 Simon Blow Broken Blood Rise and Fall of Tennant Family First Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A handsome first edition of Simon Blow's Broken Blood.With 16 photographic plates.A direct descendant to the Tennant family, Blow charts the rise of the family by making a fortune in 1800, to the close of their business in...

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1987 SIMON BRETT What Bloody Man Is That SIGNED 1ST
1987 SIMON BRETT What Bloody Man Is That SIGNED 1ST

Price: £39.99

Hardbound volume in red paper covered boards with dustjacket. First edition, signed by the author. Simon Brett (born 1945) is a writer of detective fiction and also a tv and radio producer. He was involved in The Hitchhiker's...

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1987 Tama Janowitz A Cannibal in Manhattan First Edition Satirical America
1987 Tama Janowitz A Cannibal in Manhattan First Edition Satirical America

Price: £60.00

Tama Janowitz's satirical take on Voltaire's Candide. A cannibal from a foreign island is dragged away from his home and into Manhattan, only to find he's the toast of society. A first edition.

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1987 The Beet Queen Louise Erdrich First Edition in Dustwrapper
1987 The Beet Queen Louise Erdrich First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £24.99

The first edition of Louise Erdrich's sequel to Love Medicine. Love Medicine won the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award. It has also been featured on the National Advanced Placement Test for Literature. Erdrich followed Love...

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1987 The Book and The Brotherhood Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper
1987 The Book and The Brotherhood Iris Murdoch First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this novel by Irish author, Iris Murdoch. This novel is Murdoch's twenty-third. It is considered to be one of her best works and concerns a group of close friends living...

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1987 The Hermit of Eyton Forest Cadfael Ellis Peters First Edition Dustwrapper
1987 The Hermit of Eyton Forest Cadfael Ellis Peters First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

The first UK edition of this monastic medieval mystery from Edith Pargeter. Brother Cadfael is the fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter...

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1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Fine in Dustwrapper
1987 The Revenge of the Hound Michael Hardwick Fine in Dustwrapper

Price: £26.99

A smart first US edition of this Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Hardwick. The Revenge of the Hound is set in June 1902, only months after the publication of the most popular mystery of all time, The Hound of the Baskervilles....

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1987 The Stalking Horse Jill McGown First Edition Crime Novel in Dustwrapper
1987 The Stalking Horse Jill McGown First Edition Crime Novel in Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this Jill McGown murder mystery novel. 'With her usual insight into human behaviour, Jill McGown has created a novel full of tension and suspense.'

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1987 Winter a Berlin Family 1899-1945 Len Deighton First Edition DW
1987 Winter a Berlin Family 1899-1945 Len Deighton First Edition DW

Price: £55.00

The first edition of Len Deighton's novel 'Winter', following a German family in the lead up to the two world wars. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1987-2006 15vol DICK FRANCIS Novels FIRST Dust Wrappers
1987-2006 15vol DICK FRANCIS Novels FIRST Dust Wrappers

Price: £360.00

Fifteen clean first editions of Dick Francis' thrillers. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and dustwrappers. All volumes are first editions, except Under Orders, which is a third edition. All dustwrappers...

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1988 1st Richard Powers Prisoner's Dilemma Scarce First Edition in Dustwrapper
1988 1st Richard Powers Prisoner's Dilemma Scarce First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

The first edition of thie second novel from Richard Powers.  It is the story of a dysfunctional family living in DeKalb County, Illinois. The novel explores the impact of history on contemporary life.

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1988 A Fox in the Night Roy Hart First Edition in Dustwrapper
1988 A Fox in the Night Roy Hart First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this crime novel by Roy Hart. "When Hannah Blezzard's waterlogged body is washed upriver on the morning tide, Superintendent Roper is inclined to agree with Phil Butcher. It looks like murder, feels like murder....

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1988 ANITA BROOKNER Latecomers 1st Ed. DW Hartmann
1988 ANITA BROOKNER Latecomers 1st Ed. DW Hartmann

Price: £22.99

Anita Brookner (1928-) published her first novel, A Start In Life, in 1981 at the age of 53. Since then she has published approximately a novel every year. Her fourth book, Hotel du Lac, published in 1984, won the Booker Prize. Latecomers...

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