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Aspects of the Novel
Author: FORSTER, E M Year: 1947
Publisher: Edward Arnold Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 224 Crisp eighth impression of Forster's classic account of the novel. Burgundy boards with gilt lettering in a typographic grey jacket, browning to the spine. A very nice copy....

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Bliss [signed]
Author: CAREY, Peter Year: 1981
Publisher: University of Queensland Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia Signed: Yes

pp 296 The First Edition of Peter Carey's first novel, Bliss, published by the University of Queensland Press. This is a very clean copy, fine in a near fine example of the tin foil jacket with just a...

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Bury My Heart at W.H.Smith's
Author: Brian Aldiss Year: 1990
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 221 A signed first edition of Aldiss's memoir with a most interesting inscription. He has written on the first blank: 'To dear Leon - who will observe I not only wrote the book: I also designed the...

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Calamity at Harwood
Author: BELLAIRS, George Year: 1945
Publisher: The Macmillan Company Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: No

First edition, near fine in unusually bright and fresh condition. Bookseller's ticket of 'The Village Bookshop, Carmel, California' pasted on rear end paper. In near fine dust wrapper, a little rubbin...

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Californian Stories
Author: Bret Harte Year: 1884
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[7] pp 8-192, pp 32 ads. The first English edition of Harte's four Californian Stories. Attractively produced as a yellowback, the illustration on the front cover shows a rescue attempt in progress, w...

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Captain Bottell
Author: HANLEY, James Year: 1933
Publisher: Boriswood Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

First edition. Very good plus in black boards with striking silver and red decoration on spine and front cover. Very light foxing to extremities. In good jacket designed by Boswell. Not price-clipped....

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Death in Ambush
Author: BUDE, John Year: 1945
Publisher: Macdonald Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 206 Scarce murder-mystery about the death of a 'second-hand dealer of doubtful reputation... in the drive of a gloomy Kentish mansion.' Very good book, Foyle's book ticket on front pastedown, light...

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Death in Deep Green [inscribed]
Author: HASTINGS, Michael [John Minton Dustjacket Artist] Year: 1952
Publisher: Methuen and Co Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Inscribed first edition, 'For Eileen Cond To complete the set! With every Good wish Richard Hastings . A very good copy in an excellent example of the John Minton-designed wrapper, price-clipped, ligh...

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Domestic Architecture in New South Wales Australia
Author: GILLING, F Glynn; E Lindsay Thompson; Leslie Wilkinson Year: 1951
Publisher: Published by The Shakespeare Head Press Pty. Ltd, London Dust Jacket: No
Place: Sydney, Australia Signed: No

pp 128 Attractively produced, folio size, guide to the up-market architecture of F Glynn Gilling. Buff coloured boards, browning to edges, near presentation inscription to first blank: 'With my best w...

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Family Curse [inscribed]
Author: HAMPSON, John Year: 1936
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 376 Very good first of Hampson's death-bed novel set around a dying matriarch. Very good, black boards with yellow lettering; inscription from the author on the first blank: 'for Arnold with all go...

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Heidegger [inscribed by Steiner]
Author: George Steiner Year: 1979
Publisher: Fontana/ Collins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 160 Steiner's Modern Masters study of Heidegger, attractively inscribed to a friend: 'For Jim, in fond recollection of a season in Eden! George (9/9/78)'. Jim is James Sheehan, then working at Nort...

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In Tearing Haste: Deborah Devonshire & P L Fermor
Author: FERMOR, Patrick Leigh; Deborah Devonshire Year: 2008
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 390 The letters of the late, great Patrick Leigh Fermor and the recently deceased Deborah Devonshire, signed by Deborah Devonshire directly onto the title page of this desirable first edition. The ...

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Meteor [Povetron]
Author: CAPEK, Karel [translated] M and R Weatherall Year: 1935
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 256 Capek's Meteor with a striking 'thirties jacket design revealing the book's central premise of an unidentified plane-crash casualty left in a coma whose identity becomes the subject of fellow p...

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Mops versus Tails, The Great Match - Come and See
Author: AINSLIE, Katherine Year: 1907
Publisher: Cassell and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Katherine Ainslie's distinctively illustrated childen's book, Mops versus Tails, in oblong pictorial boards, rubbing to edges, decorative endpapers, pencilled gift inscription from 1907. A very good c...

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Old Lights for New Chancels [signed]
Author: BETJEMAN, John Year: 1940
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 67 [1] A humorously inscribed first edition of Betjeman's collection of 'Verses Topographical and Amatory'. The book is very good with browning to the endpapers; the jacket is good only with loss ...

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One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author: CHILD, Lee Year: 2005
Publisher: Bantam Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 363 A signed first edition of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novel, One Shot. The book is fine in black boards in the gold, brown and white photographic dustjacket. Recently filmed for the first time sta...

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Racine
Racine £60
Author: Giraudoux, owned by Iris Murdoch Year: 1938
Publisher: Gordon Fraser Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: Yes

[4] pp 5-35 [2] An inscribed copy of Giraudoux's Racine given to Iris Murdoch for her thirty first birthday. The inscription from an unidentified friend identified here only as 'K' reads: 'I from K. J...

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Return to my Native Land - Cahier d'Un Retour Pay
Author: Aime Cesaire, translated by John Berger, Anna Bostock, Mazisi Kunene, [marked up for performance by] Cy Grant Year: 1970
Publisher: Penguin Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: Harmondsworth Signed: Yes

6] pp 7-95 [96] The English translation of Return to My Native Land in a version annotated and prepared for performance by the actor Cy Grant. The Guyanese actor premiered the poem at the Royal Court ...

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Revolt in 2100
Author: HEINLEIN, Robert Year: 1964
Publisher: Gollancz Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 306 Crisp first Gollancz edition, near fine in bright red cloth, absolutely fine text with no ownership inscriptions or other blemish, in a near fine jacket, excellent colour, not price clipped,a c...

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Slowly Forward: 366 Points for Oarsmen
Author: FAIRBAIRN, Steve Year: 1929
Publisher: W Heffer and Sons Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

vi, pp 42 A 'Fairbairnism for every day of the year' in the publisher's decorative green paper covered boards with blue lettering and oars. Internally very good, lightly annotated in pencil by a rower...

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The Collected Poems of D H Lawrence
Author: D H Lawrence Year: 1932
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 1-529 [1] [4] pp 5-508 [4] A scarce dustjacketed copy of the first appearance of D H Lawrence's collected poems in a single volume. The collected poems first appeared in two volumes in 1928 a...

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The Devil in the Bush
Author: Felix Faure - Translated by Robert Glennie Year: 1933
Publisher: The Carey Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[6] pp 7-135 [136] A First Edition that describes itself as 'stories of the Pahouin negroes of the Great Forest of Gaboon. True stories these, not invented.' The book is bound in its original boards...

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The Flower Beneath the Foot
Author: FIRBANK, Ronald Year: 1923
Publisher: Grant Richards Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 224 [8] adverts First edition of Firbank's novel with a jacket by C R W Nevinson and a frontispiece portrait of the author by Augustus John with a vignette on the title page of Firbank by Wyndham L...

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The Little World Horse and Bamboo [artist's book]
Author: F., B [Peter Brueghel - Breugel] Year: 1979
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

[16] Artist's book of linocuts inspired by the work of the Netherlandish artist Peter Breugel. Several of the cuts are signed in the plate 'B.F. [19]79' but we can find no record of the book or its au...

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The Lollipop Trollops [Poster]
Author: GOREY, Edward Year: 1992
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, New York Signed: No

Edward Gorey poster for poetry collection, The Lollipop Trollops, printed by the Dalkey Archive Press. A very good example of this uncommon poster. ...

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The Mineworker. For Workers Control
Author: Dave Douglass Year: 1975
Publisher: D Douglass Dust Jacket: No
Place: Doncaster Signed: No

pp 18 A mimeographed periodical from the 1970s, the most intense period of political activity for Britain's mineworkers. Douglass contributes an editorial on the 'dynamic advance of militancy' with a ...

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The Pocket Hardy: Being Selections [1906 jacket]
Author: HARDY, Thomas [Edited by] Alfred H Hyatt Year: 1906
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 312 An early compilation from Hardy's novels and poems in the uncommon jacket. The book is near fine in blue decorative cloth and the typographic jacket is rubbed and nicked to extremities. The jac...

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The Pointless Book: Or Nature, and Art
Author: GOREY, Edward - Garrod Weedy Year: 1993
Publisher: The Fantod Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

[unpaginated] Edward Gorey's biblio-joke, his miniature 'Pointless Book' in 6x4 cm oblong format published pseudonymously under the Fantod Press imprint. Maintaining the joke, Gorey has signed the boo...

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case
Author: BERKELEY, Anthony Year: 1936
Publisher: Penguin Books Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

First Penguin edition of 1936, green wrappers, slight browning to card wrappers but a very good copy. A difficult book to find in this condition. ...

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The Unwanted [with Foyle's Luncheon Programme]
Author: BARNARD, Christiaan Year: 1976
Publisher: Hutchinson Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 390 A signed copy of Barnard's novel, inscribed on the title page: '19/3/76 To Patricia Christiaan Barnard' no doubt at the Foyle's Literary Lunch on the same day whose programme is laid in, showin...

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Three Loves
Author: CRONIN A J Year: 1932
Publisher: Gollancz Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 592 Gollancz first edition of Cronin's novel about a woman's love for her husband, her son and for God. An excellent copy, very good indeed, red Foyle's sticker on front pastedown, no ownership ins...

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Under Compulsion [with a manuscript note]
Author: DISCH, Thomas Year: 1968
Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

[7] pp 8-220 The first edition of Thomas Disch's collection of stories, Under Compulsion, signed by the author and with a note from him laid in. The letter was written to the literary agent Janet Free...

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Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Author: DEAKIN, Roger Year: 1999
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

[10] pp 1-340 [2] An attractive first edition of Roger Deakin's modern classic of wild swimming. The book is near fine, just a little rolling at the top of the spine; the jacket is also near fine and ...

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