Modern First Editions

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  • Caribbean Folk Tales and Legends by SALKEY, Andrew.
    SALKEY, Andrew.
    Caribbean Folk Tales and Legends

    London: BLP Bogle L'Overture Press, 1992. Very nice copy of this soft back first edition. Clean and tidy pictorial covers. Compiled and edited by Salkey, this is full of folk stories of the caribbean. Black and white illustrations accompany the stories. 136 pages. 205 by 130mm (8 by 5 inches)

    . Très bel exemplaire de cette première édition à dos souple. Couvertures picturales propres et soignées. Compilé et édité par Salkey, cet ouvrage est rempli d'histoires folkloriques des Caraïbes. 136 pages. 205 x 130 mm.

    Book ID: 4276
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  • The Mute Bride by JORDAN, Andrew
    JORDAN, Andrew
    The Mute Bride

    Exeter: Stride Publications, 1998. First Edition. A spotless copy of this collection of Jordan's poetry. A large (69 poems) selection. Clean and tidy black softback covers, with picture to front cover. Internally virtually as new. ""Buried," "ancestral", "decoded", "invisible", "mute": the adjectives Andrew Jordan has used in the titles of his books of poems indicate his persistent concern with the hidden, the repressed, that which lies under." (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 by 145mm (8¼ by 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Un exemplaire impeccable de ce recueil de poèmes de Jordan. Une grande sélection (69 poèmes). Couverture souple noire, propre et soignée, avec photo sur la couverture avant. L'intérieur est pratiquement comme neuf. "Enterré", "ancestral", "décodé", "invisible", "muet"…

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    Exeter: Stride Publications, 1998. First Edition. A spotless copy of this collection of Jordan's poetry. A large (69 poems) selection. Clean and tidy black softback covers, with picture to front cover. Internally virtually as new. ""Buried," "ancestral", "decoded", "invisible", "mute": the adjectives Andrew Jordan has used in the titles of his books of poems indicate his persistent concern with the hidden, the repressed, that which lies under." (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 by 145mm (8¼ by 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Un exemplaire impeccable de ce recueil de poèmes de Jordan. Une grande sélection (69 poèmes). Couverture souple noire, propre et soignée, avec photo sur la couverture avant. L'intérieur est pratiquement comme neuf. "Enterré", "ancestral", "décodé", "invisible", "muet" : les adjectifs qu'Andrew Jordan a utilisés dans les titres de ses livres de poèmes indiquent sa préoccupation persistante pour le caché, le refoulé, ce qui se trouve en dessous. (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 x 145 mm

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    Book ID: 4275
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  • Tales From the Womb by CARNEY, Margaret Theresa
    CARNEY, Margaret Theresa
    Tales From the Womb

    london: Survivors' Press, 2006. First Edition. A collection of poetry, produced as part of "Survivors' Poetry" a mental health charity to promote writing. Clean dust wrapper, with a little marking to the front cover only. White soft covers are spotless. Inside, the work is also spotless. 38 pages. 210 by 150mm (8¼ by 6 inches)

    . Première édition. Un recueil de poèmes, produit dans le cadre de "Survivors' Poetry", une organisation caritative de santé mentale visant à promouvoir l'écriture. La jaquette est propre, avec une petite marque sur la couverture avant seulement. Les couvertures souples blanches sont impeccables. A l'intérieur, l'ouvrage est également impeccable. 38 pages. 210 x 150 mm

    Book ID: 4274
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  • Expecting someone taller by HOLT, Tom.
    HOLT, Tom.
    Expecting someone taller

    London: Macmillan, 1987. First edition. A very nice copy of this book, Holt's third novel, and his first comic work. It is based on the mythology of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Clean and neat unclipped pictorial dust wrapper. Fractional handling to the bottom edge. The blue boards of the book itself are in good, clean condition, although there is a little rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards, and slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Book block is in excellent, clean condition. 218 pages. 21.5cm x 15 cm

    . Première édition. Très bel exemplaire de ce livre, le troisième roman de Holt et son premier ouvrage de bande dessinée. Il est basé sur la mythologie…

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    London: Macmillan, 1987. First edition. A very nice copy of this book, Holt's third novel, and his first comic work. It is based on the mythology of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Clean and neat unclipped pictorial dust wrapper. Fractional handling to the bottom edge. The blue boards of the book itself are in good, clean condition, although there is a little rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards, and slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Book block is in excellent, clean condition. 218 pages. 21.5cm x 15 cm

    . Première édition. Très bel exemplaire de ce livre, le troisième roman de Holt et son premier ouvrage de bande dessinée. Il est basé sur la mythologie de Der Ring des Nibelungen de Wagner. La jaquette picturale est propre et soignée. Une petite manipulation sur le bord inférieur. Les planches bleues du livre sont en bon état, bien qu'il y ait un peu de frottement sur le bord inférieur des planches, et de légères bosses en haut et en bas de la colonne vertébrale. Le corps du livre est en excellent état. 218 pages. 21,5 cm x 15 cm

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    Book ID: 4273
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  • Berlin Game by DEIGHTON, Len.
    DEIGHTON, Len.
    Berlin Game

    London: Hutchinson & Co, 1983. A lovely copy of this First Edition. Clean, unclipped dust wrapper, with just a fractional darkening to the white portions of the dust wrapper. No chips or tears. Book itself is clean and tidy inside and out. The first volume in the Game, Set and Match series, from the author of the Ipcress File. 304 pages. 225 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un bel exemplaire de cette première édition. Une jaquette propre, non décousue, avec juste un petit assombrissement des parties blanches de la jaquette. Pas d'éraflures ni de déchirures. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Le premier volume de la série Game, Set and…

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    London: Hutchinson & Co, 1983. A lovely copy of this First Edition. Clean, unclipped dust wrapper, with just a fractional darkening to the white portions of the dust wrapper. No chips or tears. Book itself is clean and tidy inside and out. The first volume in the Game, Set and Match series, from the author of the Ipcress File. 304 pages. 225 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un bel exemplaire de cette première édition. Une jaquette propre, non décousue, avec juste un petit assombrissement des parties blanches de la jaquette. Pas d'éraflures ni de déchirures. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Le premier volume de la série Game, Set and Match, de l'auteur du dossier Ipcress. 304 pages. 225 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4268
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  • Six Fairy Tales, from the Brothers Grimm with original etchings by HOCKNEY, David
    HOCKNEY, David
    Six Fairy Tales, from the Brothers Grimm with original etchings

    London: Petersburg Press / The Kasmin Gallery, 1970. First Edition. Bound in publisher's blue leather with silver titles to front board. Thirty-nine b/ w engravings: etchings, aquatints, and dry points, created for six of the Grimm's fairy tales. Each was chosen by the artist and translated into English by Heiner Bastian. Very clean and neat copy. No markings or entries inside. 110 x 75 mm (4¼ x 3 inches).

    . Première édition. Reliure en cuir bleu de l'éditeur avec titres argentés sur le premier plat. Trente-neuf gravures en noir et blanc : eaux-fortes, aquatintes et pointes sèches, créées pour six des contes de Grimm. Chacun a été choisi par l'artiste et traduit en anglais par Heiner Bastian. Exemplaire très…

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    London: Petersburg Press / The Kasmin Gallery, 1970. First Edition. Bound in publisher's blue leather with silver titles to front board. Thirty-nine b/ w engravings: etchings, aquatints, and dry points, created for six of the Grimm's fairy tales. Each was chosen by the artist and translated into English by Heiner Bastian. Very clean and neat copy. No markings or entries inside. 110 x 75 mm (4¼ x 3 inches).

    . Première édition. Reliure en cuir bleu de l'éditeur avec titres argentés sur le premier plat. Trente-neuf gravures en noir et blanc : eaux-fortes, aquatintes et pointes sèches, créées pour six des contes de Grimm. Chacun a été choisi par l'artiste et traduit en anglais par Heiner Bastian. Exemplaire très propre et soigné. Aucune marque ou inscription à l'intérieur. 110 x 75 mm.

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    Book ID: 4238
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  • Now a Stranger by WOLFE, Humbert
    WOLFE, Humbert
    Now a Stranger

    London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1933. First Edition. In this intimate study of his own childhood, Humbert Wolfe presents a vivid snapshot of life in Bradford, England, during the late 19th century. It covers the nature of children's friendships, school days, and his passionate determination to fit in. In hardback cloth boards, with original publisher's unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket has light age toning, and handling. Spine a little darkened. Inside clean and bright. 202 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    . Première édition. Dans cette étude intime de sa propre enfance, Humbert Wolfe présente un instantané vivant de la vie à Bradford, en Angleterre, à la fin du XIXe siècle. Il…

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    London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1933. First Edition. In this intimate study of his own childhood, Humbert Wolfe presents a vivid snapshot of life in Bradford, England, during the late 19th century. It covers the nature of children's friendships, school days, and his passionate determination to fit in. In hardback cloth boards, with original publisher's unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket has light age toning, and handling. Spine a little darkened. Inside clean and bright. 202 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    . Première édition. Dans cette étude intime de sa propre enfance, Humbert Wolfe présente un instantané vivant de la vie à Bradford, en Angleterre, à la fin du XIXe siècle. Il aborde la nature des amitiés enfantines, les journées d'école et sa détermination passionnée à s'intégrer. Livre relié en toile, avec la jaquette originale non fermée de l'éditeur. La jaquette présente de légères altérations dues à l'âge et à la manipulation. Le dos est légèrement assombri. L'intérieur est propre et brillant. 202 pages. 195 x 130 mm

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    Book ID: 4227
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  • Little Constructions by BURNS, Anna
    BURNS, Anna
    Little Constructions

    London: Fourth Estate, 2007. First Edition. Uncommon second novel from author who went on to win the 2018 Booker prize with "Milkman". Clean and tidy dust wrapper, with just a touch of handling. Now protected in archival wrapper. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout with no significant marks or flaws. Burns was born in Belfast and lives in London. The blurb describes the book as: By turns chilling and wickedly funny. 298 pages. 225 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    . Première édition. Deuxième roman peu commun de l'auteur qui a remporté le Booker Prize 2018 avec "Milkman". Jaquette propre et soignée, avec juste un peu de manipulation. Elle est maintenant protégée par une pochette d'archivage. Le livre…

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    London: Fourth Estate, 2007. First Edition. Uncommon second novel from author who went on to win the 2018 Booker prize with "Milkman". Clean and tidy dust wrapper, with just a touch of handling. Now protected in archival wrapper. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout with no significant marks or flaws. Burns was born in Belfast and lives in London. The blurb describes the book as: By turns chilling and wickedly funny. 298 pages. 225 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    . Première édition. Deuxième roman peu commun de l'auteur qui a remporté le Booker Prize 2018 avec "Milkman". Jaquette propre et soignée, avec juste un peu de manipulation. Elle est maintenant protégée par une pochette d'archivage. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé, sans marques ou défauts significatifs. Burns est né à Belfast et vit à Londres. Le blub décrit le livre comme "tour à tour glaçant et méchamment drôle". 298 pages. 225 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4223
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  • Poems New & Old by SITWELL, Edith
    SITWELL, Edith
    Poems New & Old

    London: Faber and Faber, 1940. Second impression. In original price clipped dust jacket. Hardback in publisher's brown boards. This anthology of poems Dust jacket has light edge wear and age toning Slight offsetting to endpapers from dust jacket, and neat Christmas gift inscription to half title; otherwise clean and tidy inside. 190 x 125 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

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    Book ID: 4221
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  • A Man of No Moon. by McPHEE, Jenny
    McPHEE, Jenny
    A Man of No Moon.

    Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2007. First edition. Hardback black boards under original unclipped dust jacket. Neat author's dedication to fellow author Fay Weldon; as this was once Ms Weldon's copy. Beginning in post war Rome, the novel follows the story of a successful writer and his relationship with two American film actress sisters, as they struggle to make sense of life, and love. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine, almost unread, condition. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Couverture rigide en carton noir sous jaquette d'origine non fermée. Belle dédicace de l'auteur à sa consœur Fay Weldon, car il s'agissait autrefois de l'exemplaire de Mme Weldon. Commençant dans la Rome d'après-guerre,…

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    Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2007. First edition. Hardback black boards under original unclipped dust jacket. Neat author's dedication to fellow author Fay Weldon; as this was once Ms Weldon's copy. Beginning in post war Rome, the novel follows the story of a successful writer and his relationship with two American film actress sisters, as they struggle to make sense of life, and love. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine, almost unread, condition. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Couverture rigide en carton noir sous jaquette d'origine non fermée. Belle dédicace de l'auteur à sa consœur Fay Weldon, car il s'agissait autrefois de l'exemplaire de Mme Weldon. Commençant dans la Rome d'après-guerre, le roman suit l'histoire d'un écrivain à succès et sa relation avec deux sœurs actrices de cinéma américaines, alors qu'elles luttent pour donner un sens à la vie et à l'amour. Le livre et la jaquette sont en parfait état, presque sans avoir été lus. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 4208
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  • The Camomile Lawn by WESLEY, Mary
    WESLEY, Mary
    The Camomile Lawn

    London: Macmillan, 1984. First edition. Slightly faded on spine of original unclipped dust wrapper. In August 1939, five cousins gather at their aunt's house in Cornwall for their carefree annual summer holiday. Soon, war will change everything. Very minor bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in very good state with no tears. Red cloth boards in very good condition. Half title page has offsetting but otherwise clean and unmarked. 297 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 4161
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  • A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide

    East Aurora NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. First Roycroft Press edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 100 copies. Signed by Elbert Hubbard (Founder of the Roycroft Artisan Community) to the limitation page. A beautiful limited edition on Japanese vellum. Book is three quarter bound in fine blue leather, with a gilt foliate design and titles to the spine. Cream boards. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the spine only. Very presentable. There is the bookplate of Isaac H. Blanchard to the inside front board. Blanchard was the owner of Blanchard Press in New York. He was also well known as a philanthropist, and supporter of workers, having written the first Collective Bargaining Contract in the city,…

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    East Aurora NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. First Roycroft Press edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 100 copies. Signed by Elbert Hubbard (Founder of the Roycroft Artisan Community) to the limitation page. A beautiful limited edition on Japanese vellum. Book is three quarter bound in fine blue leather, with a gilt foliate design and titles to the spine. Cream boards. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the spine only. Very presentable. There is the bookplate of Isaac H. Blanchard to the inside front board. Blanchard was the owner of Blanchard Press in New York. He was also well known as a philanthropist, and supporter of workers, having written the first Collective Bargaining Contract in the city, and for his support of Apprentices. Engraved portrait of Dickens as a frontis, with tissue guard. Decorated title page matching the foliate design on the spine. The typography of the book is lovely, with head- and tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Hubbard had travelled to England and met William Morris in 1892. On his return, he founded the Roycroft community, which promoted the Arts and Crafts style and techniques. [vi], 142 pages. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches).

    . Première édition de Roycroft Press, édition limitée signée, numéro 4 sur 100 exemplaires. Signé par Elbert Hubbard (fondateur de la Roycroft Artisan Community) sur la page de limitation. Une belle édition limitée sur vélin japonais. Le livre est relié aux trois quarts en cuir bleu fin, avec un motif de feuillage et des titres dorés au dos. Les planches sont de couleur crème. Un peu de frottement sur les bords du dos seulement. Très présentable. L'ex-libris d'Isaac H. Blanchard se trouve à l'intérieur de la première planche. Blanchard était le propriétaire de Blanchard Press à New York. Il était également bien connu en tant que philanthrope et défenseur des travailleurs, ayant rédigé le premier contrat de négociation collective dans la ville, et pour son soutien aux apprentis. Portrait gravé de Dickens en frontispice, avec protège-tissu. La page de titre est ornée d'un décor assorti au motif foliacé du dos de l'ouvrage. La typographie de l'ouvrage est ravissante, avec des têtes et des queues de Samuel Warner. Hubbard avait voyagé en Angleterre et rencontré William Morris en 1892. À son retour, il fonda la communauté Roycroft, qui promouvait le style et les techniques Arts and Crafts. [vi], 142 pages. 230 x 160 mm

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    Book ID: 4139
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  • The odd-job man by ONIONS, Oliver
    ONIONS, Oliver
    The odd-job man

    London: John Murray, 1903. Scarce. First edition. Third novel by George Oliver Onions, who later wrote supernatural fiction, and the novella The Beckoning Fair One. Publisher's original green hardback boards. Boards are rubbed and stained, but binding is tight. A little foxing and finger marking throughout, and neat previous owner's name to FFEP. Last page has been partially cut, but is complete. Overall good. viii, 367 pages. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 4126
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  • Fleurs du Mal in Pattern and Prose, by BAUDELAIRE, Charles
    BAUDELAIRE, Charles
    Fleurs du Mal in Pattern and Prose, by Beresford Egan and C. Bower Alcock

    London: Sophistocles Press and T. Werner Laurie Ltd, 1920. Limited numbered and signed edition (of 500) for subscribers only. Signed by Beresford Egan to the limitation. Deep green patterned felt covered boards. A little bumping to the corners only. Clean and tidy boards. A touch of nicking to the head of the spine. Internally a fine copy, with no significant defects. Colour imaginary portrait of Baudelaire. Black and green vignette to the title page and similar to 135. The 15 beautiful full page illustrations, vignettes and historiated initials are in black and white. A lovely copy. Text in English. Fabulous layout / space and evocative Art Deco stylised illustrations. 142 [2] pages.

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    London: Sophistocles Press and T. Werner Laurie Ltd, 1920. Limited numbered and signed edition (of 500) for subscribers only. Signed by Beresford Egan to the limitation. Deep green patterned felt covered boards. A little bumping to the corners only. Clean and tidy boards. A touch of nicking to the head of the spine. Internally a fine copy, with no significant defects. Colour imaginary portrait of Baudelaire. Black and green vignette to the title page and similar to 135. The 15 beautiful full page illustrations, vignettes and historiated initials are in black and white. A lovely copy. Text in English. Fabulous layout / space and evocative Art Deco stylised illustrations. 142 [2] pages.

    Les Fleurs du Mal includes nearly all of Baudelaire's poetry, written in 1840 and ending with his death in August 1867. "Born in England, Egan was educated in South Africa. After working as a bank clerk, he became sports cartoonist on the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. By the time he returned to England in 1926, his satirical bent was well established. In London, he first became known as a draughtsman and also made his name as a writer. He used many media including oil, watercolour, chalk, scraperboard, gouache and pencil, but mostly he used brush or pen. As his skill increased, he used solid blacks instead of cross-hatching - he wrote in Epitaph (1943) that he used "Black and white with no linear half-tones to confuse the issue, no photographic realism to frustrate the design." Egan's work has often been compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley, but in Egan's case, the feeling of decadence is a reflection of his disgust - he wrote that "What I do is in revulsion - to shock by the power of satire!"". (Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, pp.175-176).

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    Book ID: 3490
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  • Ariel by PLATH, Sylvia
    PLATH, Sylvia
    Ariel

    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S.…

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    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S. Miall. dated April 17th. 1965. Then aged 18, he later became professor of English at the University of Alberta. 86 pages. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un bon exemplaire de cette première édition dans un bon emballage. La couverture (maintenant dans une pochette de protection en mylar) présente quelques entailles à la tête et à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. Une déchirure fermée de 3 cm en haut du panneau arrière, avec des plis sur le bord de celui-ci. Un peu de marquage sur le panneau arrière et un assombrissement du dos. Il s'agit néanmoins d'un bel exemplaire. Les planches sont en bon état, avec un petit choc sur le bord inférieur. Légère décoloration sur le bord inférieur, en particulier sur le panneau arrière. Voir les photos de la couverture et du livre. L'intérieur est en très bon état, les pages sont légèrement assombries. La signature du propriétaire, David S. Miall, datée du 17 avril 1965, figure à l'intérieur du livre. 1965. Alors âgé de 18 ans, il devint plus tard professeur d'anglais à l'Université d'Alberta. 86 pages. 220 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4085
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  • A Tolkien Bestiary. by Day, David
    Day, David
    A Tolkien Bestiary.

    London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers Limited, 1979. First Edition. In original unclipped colour illustrated dust jacket. Here, David day lucidly has identified, analysed and described 129 separate imaginary beasts from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy worlds. Cream cloth covered boards in good clean state. Dust jacket clean, but has closed tear to spine. There is no loss, and now the book is under a clear protective cover it is almost imperceptible. Book inside is clean and full of colour and b/w illustrations and explanatory text. 287 pages. 285 x 215 mm (11¼ x 8½ inches).

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    Book ID: 4024
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  • A Chair for the Prophet. by CLAUDE
    CLAUDE
    A Chair for the Prophet.

    London: Faber & Faber, 1959. First edition of this novel, the title of which derives from an old Jewish legend. Set in the newly established state of Israel, it follows the story of a young couple, who have gone to search for oil. Original dust wrapper. A little nicking and bumping to the top edge. Slight darkening to the edges. Green boards - these have an old damp stain to the spine and boards - also visible to the inside boards, but doesn't affect the wrapper or the rest of the book. Rest of book is clean and tidy, with just a touch of darkening / foxing to the closed page edges. This is Claude's third novel. 223 pages. 190 by 130mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    Book ID: 4020
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  • Six of Them. by SIDGWICK, Mrs. Alfred
    SIDGWICK, Mrs. Alfred
    Six of Them.

    London: W. Collins Sons& Co Ltd, 1929. First edition. Blue hardback boards. The story of six sisters, narrated by their mother, and written by Cecily (Ullmann) Sidgwick. Undated but circa 1929. Boards are slightly handled. Inside book is in good, clean state; with some light foxing throughout. From the library of the author Maarten Maartens. Small stamp to top of half title: Het Maarten-Maartens Huis. 249 pages. 160 x 105 mm (6¼ x 4¼ inches).

    Cecily was a British novelist, born to German Jewish parents. She published 45 novels, mostly about the Jewish experience in England and Germany; with subjects including Jewish family life, anti-Semitism, interfaith marriage, and suicide.

    Book ID: 4014
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  • Lobe. by MALLIN, Tom
    MALLIN, Tom
    Lobe.

    London: Allison & Busby, 1977. First Edition. Black cloth hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Set in The Balkans and spanning a period of thirty-four years, this novel tells of the wanderings of a certain Lobe Obblemun. As World War II starts, and the Germans invade, Lobe experiences war, repression, revolution, love, politics and suffering. This is a story packed with incident, and unforgettable characters. Dust jacket has light soiling the back, and slight age toning to the edges. Inside the book is clean and tidy. 225 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    This was Tom Mallin's first book - his other published novels are: 'Dodecahedron', 'Knut', 'Erowina', and 'Bedrok'.

    Book ID: 4007
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  • Stars Were Born. by LUCAS, Barbara
    LUCAS, Barbara
    Stars Were Born.

    London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1934. First edition. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Barbara Lucas wrote this novel aged just 21. Lucas was the granddaughter of the British poet and essayist Alice Meynell. This novel tells the story of two sisters, the daughters of artists, who resolve to not lose sight of their own talents, and become like their mother - a plodding middle-class housewife. Dust jacket has some chips and creases, with a little loss to head of spine. Book clean and tidy inside. A scarce slice of 1930's fiction! 314 pages + 24 pages of adverts to rear. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 4005
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