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Modern First Editions

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1 The Canopy of Time
Aldiss Brian W
Faber and Faber

1959, 1st: Small 8vo, Hardcover: VG, VG
First edition of his short story collection. Signed on the front endpaper "For John Hadfield-- This obscure Branch Line of Literacy! Brian Aldiss 12. X. 59" Hadfield was the author of 'Love on a Branch Line'. VG clean copy, justg a little spotting to page edges. Dusttwrapper, unclipped and un damaged, just a little age toned on spine and edges. X009943 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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2 Such Darling Dodos and Other Stories
Angus Wilson
Secker and Warburg

1950, 8vo, Hardcover: VG-, VG-
Original red cloth with gilt titling and dustwrapper, which has darkened spine and slight shelf wear, now protected by clear plastic cover, 212pp, a few spots on pages edges, not price clipped. X003761 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 The Lion of England A novel of Henry II
Butler, Margaret
Macmillan London Ltd
0333147693 / 9780333147696
1973, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, VG-
The first in the author's trilogy covering the reign of Henry II. 344pp. VG clean copy, slight browning to edges, slight wear to dustwrapper, edges a little browned. Signed and Inscribed by the author to James [Wright] who was her literary agent. X011941 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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4 Ritual in the Dark
Colin Wilson
Victor Gollancz

1959, 1st Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Card Cover: Very Good, 
Proof copy, paper covers, chipped and worn to front and spine, rear cover missing, ink inscription to front cover 'To be pub'd Feb 1960', 416pp, last page soiled. X002764 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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5 Enough!
Donald E. Westlake
HODDER & STOUGHTON

1980, First UK Edition: 8vo, Hard Cover: Very Good, Very Good
First UK edition. Clean interior, but otherwise excellent wrapper is slightly faded at the spine and has minor bumping.; Photos available 013130 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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6 Who Stole Sassi Manoon?
Donald E. Westlake
Random House

1969, First U.S. Edition: 8vo, Hard Cover: Very Good, Good+
First US edition. Clean interior, but otherwise excellent wrapper is price clipped and browned at the spine and edges. Photos available 013129 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
7 The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
Michael Joseph

1962, 1st: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, Good
1st edition of Lessing's masterpiece. 568pp. VG clean copy, slight age toning to edges. OThe dust wrapper is largely complete but with some small loss to spine ends and corners plus a couple of closed tears. The front has at some time had white paint (or tip-ex?) spilt on it - this has been removed but has left some marking. X016599 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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8 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
Thacker & Co

1944, First Indian Edition: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Hardcover: Good, Poor
Original light blue cloth, very faded to spine, title illegible, with dustwrapper which is chipped with slight loss at head and tail of spine, first indian edition published in 1944, 462pp, illustrated with stills from the film of the same name. X001515 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Flying Finish, Francis Dick
9 Flying Finish
Francis Dick
Michael Joseph

1966, 1st: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, VG
1st edition. 218pp. VG clean copy, Ink signature of owner to fep. VG unclipped dust wrapper, just a litle rubbing to rear X003090 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Odds Against, Francis Dick
10 Odds Against
Francis Dick
Michael Joseph

1965, 1st: 8vo, Hardcover: Fine, VG
1st edition of this early novel. 255pp. Near fine copy, just a hint of spotting toi top edges. Dust wrapper complete, unclipped and without significant damage - slight wear to bottom edges, rear slightly marked. A clean and bright copy. X004961 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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11 Flowering Wilderness
Galsworthy John
William Heinemann

1932, 1st Thus: Large 8vo, Quarter Leather: VG, 
Copy 41/400 of the signed limited edition. VG clean copy (just a hint of spoting to a few pages) in original bevelled green paper paper boards with vellum spine, just a little sunning to top of front board. Old ownership name to ffep. 013458 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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12 Their Village
Gavin-Brown Wilfred
Ludgate Press Ltd

1958, 1st: Small 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
129pp. Taking its title from Mitford's Our Village, this delightful semi-fictional countryside memoir is scarce. Clean unmarked copy, signed on front end-paper by author, in a VG wrapper (light marks on back only) X020187 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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13 Six Feet of the Country
Gordimer Nadine
Victor Gollancz

1956, 1st UK Edition: 8vo, Cloth: Very Good, Very Good
Original red cloth and dustwrapper, 223pp, the South African author's second volume of short stories. Signed by the author on the title page. X007143 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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14 The Croquet Player
H G Wells
Chatto & Windus

1936, 1st Edition: 12mo, Hardcover: Very Good, Good
Original cloth and dustwrapper, which has slight browning, and small area of damage with loss to rear, 82pp, no inscriptions and not price clipped. X001938 
Price: 19.50 GBP
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15 Leaving and Leaving You
Hannah Sophie
Carcanet
1857544072 / 9781857544077
1999, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
64pp. VG copy in card covers, just a hint of wear to edges. Signed by Author to title page. 013610 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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16 Within the Tides
Joseph Conrad
J M Dent & Sons Ltd

1915, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: Good, 
Four tales entitled The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches and Because of the Dollar. 280pp. Original green blind-stamped cloth, title on spine illegible, spine ends frayed. Contnets clean but prelims rather foxed, edges a little browned.. X009324 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce James
17 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce James
The Egoist Ltd

1917, 1st UK Edition: Small 8vo, Cloth: Good+, 
First UK edition of 1000 copies (often refered to as the 2nd edition) printed in Southport at the 'Visiter' Printing Works. Original green cloth with blind-stamped title to upper board, spine discoloured with age with slight fraying to head and tail. Page margins slightly age browned, front hinge a little cracked but binding still tight, old owner's name in ink at top of front (blank) end-paper. 299pp. Overall a near VG copy. X011327 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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18 End of the Imp
Krymov V
Allan & Unwin

1937, 1st Thus: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, VG-
Ist English Edition, translated by Malcolm Burr. 335pp. Clean copy in oruginal cloth boards but with noticable spotting to edges. Dust wapper generally VG, ajust a little wear to spine ends and minor spotting on rear. 013702 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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19 The Bloom of Candles : Verse from a Poet's Year
Lee Laurie
John Lehmann

1947, 1st: 8vo, Paper Covered Boards: VG, VG-
12pp. VG copy (slight corner crease to one page) in bright yellow paper covered boards. Dust wrapper slightly marked on rear but otherwise VG (price clipped) 013957 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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20 A House Unlocked
Lively, Penelope
Vikiing
0670899542 / 9780670899548
2001, First Impression: 8vo, Hard Cover: Very Good, Very Good
Near fine, but slight bumps to top edge of unclipped wrapper. Signed on title page in black. Number line '1' so first impression X019992 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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21 To the Victors the Spoils
MacInnes Colin
MacGibbon & Kee

1950, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, Good
Original red cloth with gilt titling and dustwrapper which is chipped at head and tail of the spine and has triangular piece missing at the bottom of the front of the d/w, 350pp, not price clipped. Some browning to endpapers. The author's first book. X003758 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Italian Girl, Murdoch Iris
22 The Italian Girl
Murdoch Iris
Chatto & Windus

1964, Proof: 8vo, Card Cover: VG, 
Proof copy, blue card covers with 15/- crossed out and 21/- replacing it, publication date stamp of 24 September 1964, 214pp. VG clean copy X002763 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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23 The Summer of the Danes
Peters Ellis
Headline
0747203334 / 9780747203339
1991, 1st: Large 8vo, Hardcover: VG-, VG-
1st edition of the 18th chronicle of Brother Cadfael, flat signed by author on half title. 280pp. VG clean copy, age toning to page edges. Dust wrapper clipped, undamaged, but slightly sunned on spine. X017809 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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GREEN MARS, ROBINSON KIM STANLEY
24 GREEN MARS
ROBINSON KIM STANLEY
HARPER COLLINS
0246138823 / 9780246138828
1993, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: Fine, Fine
First edition of the second volume of the Author's Mars trilogy. 571pp.FIne copy in dust wrapper 005534 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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25 The Golden Strangers
Treece Henry
The Bodley Head

1956, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, Good
Original cloth and dustwrapper, which is slightly creased and with small loss at top rear, 224pp, not price clipped. X015318 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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26 Horizon A Review of Literature and Art. The Loved One By Evelyn Waugh
Waugh Evelyn


1948, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Feb 1948 issue of Horizon Magazine, bound in plain blue cloth, containing The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, its first publication, 159pp. X001952 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Losing Battles, Welty Eudora
27 Losing Battles
Welty Eudora
Random House

1970, 1st: Large 8vo, Hardcover: VG_, Good+
436pp, first edition, second printing. Generally a VG clean copy, slight age toning to edges, small tape residue marks to end-papers. Dust wrapper undamaged but has some light edges wear and slightly sunned on spine. Signed and inscribed by Author to front end paper. X003207 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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