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"Piracy"

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1922

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2612


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 338pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Inner board stamped with previous owner's name. Book generally worn, with boards bumped and scuffed, with some discolouring, foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, differential fading to endpapers. Another tale of English high society by the Oxford-educated Armenian Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Oxford, London, England View more info

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A Case of Conscience and Other Tales

By: Armstrong, Martin

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1937

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2613


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 287pp. Good/NoWrapper. "Mudies Library" sticker to top of front board (outer and inner) and ticket holder on inner rear board - Book aged with boards and spine bumped, creased and slightly discoloured. Foxing to block edges. Adhesive residue to front endpaper. A 1937 collection of 21 short stories by a master storyteller Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Ogress, Porter, Conscience This bo... View more info

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Love thy Neighbour

By: Benson, Sally

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1939

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2340


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 295pp. Good/Less than good. Owners inscription. Block edges dusted, foxed and frayed. Boards and spine have a small number of spotty stains. Dustwrapper is extensively worn, with frayed edges, general staining and discolouring, and loss at base of front and both ends of spine. A collection of quirky short stories about modern life in general and modern women in particular, sharply observed and sparkling with... View more info

The Production - A Novel

By: Broun, Daniel

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1971

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 3991


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 369pp. Good +++/Good +. Inscribed by author. Spine bumped, actual edges of boards faded, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with edge chipping along top. Rear a little darkened with 1cm flattened tear at top. A novel which "takes the reader into the heart of a Broadway production" in first UK edition. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Broadway, t... View more info

The Fourteenth of October

By: Bryher,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 2004


Hardback, 8vo Cream/Black cloth boards, gilt titles, , 2nd impression, , 221pp. Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Dustwrapper (now protected) shows shelfware and slight chipping at top of spine. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: 1066, Harold Godwinson, Saxon View more info

The Red Horseman

By: Coonts, Stephen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1993

Seller ID: 3993


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 344pp. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges a little darkened and slightly grubby. No other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear and has been handled but basically bright and clean. A post-Cold war thriller concerning the CIA, Middle East terrorists and 20 000 nuclear weapons. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Coonts, Moscow, CIA, thriller View more info

Rebel

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4001


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 308pp. Good +/Good +. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped and faded at edges. Top of block dusty. Book has been well read. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumping, some light creasing and general signs of handling. First of US Civil War series by Cornwell, featuring Nathaniel Starbuck, a Northern boy who ends up fighting for the South. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bull Run, Co... View more info

The Zemganno Brothers

By: de Goncourt, Edmond

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Alvin Redman: 1957

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3990


Top of boards dusty. Block edges also dusty with matbe the very beginnings of foxing. Tight, clean and solid. Translated by Leonard Clark and Iris Allam, this is the first English edition of de Gomcourt's classic tale of the circus. View more info

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The Blasted Acre

By: Ellinger, Geoffrey

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Smith: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2617


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, ix prelims, 229pp. Good/NoWrapper. Boards bumped and generally discoloured, block edges aged and foxed, with foxing also to opening / closing pages. Some separating of front board. A novel of well-to-do English folk, set in a single week of the Spring of 1935. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Cynthia, Julian View more info

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In the Cool of the Day

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2680


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 309pp. Good/Good +++. Contemporary letter by author to "Cicely" affixed to front endpaper. Block edge opposite spine is frayed, top of block slightly stained. Block and boards lacking tightness. Dustwrapper (now protected) is slightly worn and discoloured with age, with some chipping and bumping to top and base. Corners clipped (as issued?). A novel of tragedy and of passion and of life itself, ... View more info

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Dinner with James

By: Heaton, Rose Henniker

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Elkin Mathews Marrot: 1931

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4009


Hardback, 8vo Paper boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 244pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Green cloth spine, attractive rainbow marbled paper boards now darkened and marked in places. Bumping and scuffing of boards and spine. Front has slipped 1cm in advance of rear. Block edges ragged. "A treatise on Sunday supper, together with sundry reflections on the vanity of human nature." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: James, Sloane, Cad... View more info

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I, Arnold

By: Janes, Phil

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Millennium Orion: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1782


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 280pp. Very Good/Very Good. Slight shelf wear. An android runs for World President 450 years from now, with hilarious consequences? You better believe it…. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Robot, android, future View more info

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Juan in China

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1937

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4019


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 383pp. Fair/Fair. Boards are grubby at top. Block also darkened and dusty around edges. Base is irregular and is now a little ragged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general shelfwear, with chipping and creasing along top, spine faded, generally grubby. The adventures of the adventurous Juan Motley in China under the shadow of war. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: China. Juan, Linklater View more info

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In The Country of Men

By: Matar, Hisham

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 2006

Seller ID: 4018


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 245pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. A "novel of devastaring power" which "goes to the very heart of the cruelties and frailties of human experience." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Libya, Suleiman, medicine View more info

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The Time Before This

By: Monsarrat, Nicholas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4015


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 127pp. Fair/Good. Book tight and solid, but block and boards have general foxing, with block darkened, especially around edges. Dustwrapper is basically clean with litle or no shelfwear, though darkened around flap edges. An "important, powerful parable" written by "a master story-telle.r" Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Monsarrat, Canada, Artctic, Shepherd View more info

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The Secret memoirs of Lord Byron

By: Nicole, Christopher

Price: £8.75

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4038


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 416pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped. Some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper has been handled over time, with light shelfwear and 1/2 sq cm of loss to top of rear by spine. The fictitious long-lost memoirs of the greatest literary hero of the Romantic age. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Byron, Romantic, sister, Greece View more info

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The Bird Artist

By: Norman, Howard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1779


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 289pp. Good +++/Very Good. Foxing to block edges, especially top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear. Fabian Vas is an expert painter of birds in the bleak landscape of Newfoundland. And he is also a murderer, as he explains with alarming analysis, in the course of this most enigmatic and literate of novels… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Newfoundland, birds, painting, ... View more info

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The White Guns

By: Reeman, Douglas

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4032


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 326pp. Good +++/Very Good. Spine a little bumped, with fading to front board base edge.Block a little darkened around edges. Dustwrapper has just a suspicion of shelfwear to top of flaps. Front flap clipped. "Vivid naval action at its most authentic" said the Sunday Times of this novel set in the confused period immediately after the end of WW2. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Naval, war,... View more info

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The Reason Why - An Anthology of the Murderous Mind

By: Rendell, Ruth (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4031


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, x prelims, 189pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled occasionally. A little creasing to base of rear. The doyenne of crime writers introduces her own selection of extracts from classic literature, to illustrate and cast light upon the minds of those who murder. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Murder, Rendell, literature, Shakes... View more info

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Imperial Governor

By: Shipway, George

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4054


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 398pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good/Good +. Front has slipped 1/2 cm in front of rear. Foxing to edges. Differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear along top and botto, with ends of spine chipped, with 1cm flattened tear to top. A novel based firmly on fact, telling General Suetonius Paulinus' own story of how his Roman legions finally conquered Britain. Ca... View more info

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Learning Laughter

By: Spender, Stephen

Price: £18.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1751


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, vi prelims, 201pp. Good +/Good +++. Block loosened from rear board and spine at base, slight foxing to block edges, bumped ends of spine. Staining/discolouring across back board and top right corner of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight discolouring around edges and shelfwear to top of covers, spine and inner flaps. An account of how Jewish children from diverse international backgrounds came ... View more info

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The Last Enchantment

By: Stewart, Mary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2627


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 448pp. Good/Good +++. Ex-lib, with stamp(s?) and "Withdrawn". Block edges dusted and well handled. Opening pages have been dampened at some point in past. Dustwrapper has impression of previous library protection on flaps. A rich and fantastic tale of magic and warfare in the days of King Arthuir and Merlin. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Britain, Arthur, Merlin, sword... View more info

Rain and Shine

By: Thomas, F.W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1925

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4060


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 262pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Boards bumped and scuffed, with some faint marks, spine also bumped, with ends frayed and some rippling perhaps caused by past dampening. Block darkened with edges a little grubby in places. Collected Sketches and Verses previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywo... View more info

Week-Ends

By: Thomas, F.W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London & New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1925

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4061


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 250pp. Good/NoWrapper. Spine a little bumped. Block a little darkened with dusty edges, differential fading to endpapers. Collected Stories and Sketches previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star" Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thomas, Sketches, Week-end, Plimley View more info

Merry-go-Round

By: Thomas, F.W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1925

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4062


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, nd impression, , 248pp. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, some light markings, spine frayed at ends. Block darkened with edges dusty, differential fading to endpapers. Collected Sketches and Verses previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thomas, Merry-go-Round, Sprig View more info

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Members' Lobby

By: Thompson, Kenneth

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 2631


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Some dusting of block edges, spine scuffed and very slightly bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has faded spine. A British political thriller written by a seasoned politician of his age Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Politics, Parliament, Commons, Westminster View more info

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Falling

By: Thubron, Colin

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 4063


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 152pp. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by author. Author signature on private library sticker below half title. Spine slightly bumped, top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally, with some scratching and smudging. "An intensely moving story of love and loss." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thubron, Falling, journalist View more info

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The Liberators

By: Tilt, Notburga

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Ilfracombe, Devon, Arthur Stockwell: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4044


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Slight dusting to top of block else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally, top of spine slightly bumped but no other signs of wear. The author's recollections of life as a singer in post-war Vienna. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Vienna, war, Allies, music View more info

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The Strongest Weapon

By: Tilt, Notburga

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ilfracombe, Devon, Arthur Stockwell: 1972

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author (in 1998)

Seller ID: 4051


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 227pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author (in 1998). Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but still bright with little or no shelfwear. The true experiences of a secret agent in the Second World War. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: War, Austria, spy, Nazi View more info