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The Devil in Texas. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.

By Mankowitz, Wolf:

London: Robert Royce, 1984 First edition. HB. Black cloth with gilt titles, and pictorial dustjacket designed by Steadman. 222pp. With line drawings in text by Ralph Steadman (including one double page and frontispiece). Satirical novel involving an academic's research into vampires in Texas. A Fine copy.


Don Quixote. A New Translation by Edith Grossman.

By Cervantes, Miguel de:

London: Secker & Warburg, 2004 First UK edition of this translation, which first appeared in USA in 2003. HB. Dark blue cloth with silver titles to spine and dustjacket reproducing drawing of Don Quizote by Picasso. xxxv (including introduction by Harold Bloom and translator's note to the reader), 940pp. A Fine copy.


In Transit. An Heroi-cyclic Novel.

By Brophy, Brigid:

London: Macdonald, 1969 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 230pp. Very Good in Fine jacket. Some foxing to top closed page edges, otherwise fine.


Singularity Sky.

By Stross, Charles:

London: Orbit, 2004 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 389pp. Science fiction novel. A Fine copy.


Flashman and the Mountain of Light. From the Flashman Papers 1845-46, edited and arranged by George MacDonald Fraser.

By Fraser, George Macdonald:

London: Collins Harvill, 1990 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial wrap-around dustjacket by Arthur Barbosa . 367pp. Flashman in imperial India,. A Fine copy, with price-clipped jacket.



By White, Alan (signed):

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1970 First reprint, in same year as first edition. Signed by the author to recipient on front free endpaper. HB. Brown cloth with gilt titles, and pictorial wrap-around dustjacket from painting by uncredited artist. 286pp. Novel about a kibbutz in the Negev desert. A Fine copy.


Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

By Barrie, J.M.:

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928 Fourth printing, October 1928, of the uniform edition of the Plays of J.M. Barrie, in same month as the first. HB. Beautifully bound in black leather with gilt titles and decorations to spine, and gilt JMB motif to front cover. Top, page edges gilt. Grey marbled endpapers. Purple linen page marker. xxxiii (A Dedication), 160pp. A Fine bright and crisp copy.


The Unknown Quantity.

By Johns, W.E.:

London: John Hamilton, (1940) Appears to be the First Edition; undated in publishing details; this title first appeared in 1940. HB. Red and black patterned cloth lettered in black to white paper label on spine, and pictorial dustjacket showing hand holding gun with two pennies, lettered in yellow and white on blue background. 254pp, octavo. Crime thriller set in London. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket, now in clear removable sleeve. Clean covers with slight lean to binding, very light rubbing to corners; clean pages apart from a few spots to centres, some dust darkening to top closed edges and slight tanning to endpapers. Jacket bright and clean though edges rubbed with small losses, abrasions and creases, plus small abrasion to front near title; price-clipped. Still a decent copyof a scarce title.


Flashman & the Angel of the Lord. From the Flashman Papers 1858-59, edited and arranged by George MacDonald Fraser.

By Fraser, George Macdonald:

London: Collins Harvill, 1994 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth and pictorial wrap-around dustjacket by Larry Rostant . 394pp. Flashman in America just before the Civil War. With map. A Fine copy.


Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences.

By Le Guin, Ursula:

London: Victor Gollancz, 1990 First UK edition. HB. Maroon cloth with gilt titles, and pictorial dustjacket illustrated by Jane Hartley. 196pp. All Ursula le Guin's stories (and some poems) on animals. With line drawings by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. A Fine copy.


The Gasteropod.

By Ross, Maggie:

London: Barrie & Rockliff, The Cresset Press, 1968 First edition. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles, and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 224pp. The author's first novel. Fine in Very Good+ jacket, which is bright and largely clean, with a couple of small spots and with some creases to lower spine end.


The Railway Station Man.

By Johnston, Jennifer:

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984 First edition. HB. Green cloth with gilt title to spine, with pictorial dustjacket from painting by Paul Hogarth. 187pp. Novel. Fine book in Very Good jacket, which is fine apart from large price-clipping.


The Joy-Ride and After.

By Barker, A.L.:

London: The Hogarth Press, 1963 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, and dustjacket designed by John Woodcock. 280pp. Three novellas: Joy-Ride, The Narrow Boat and a Likely Story. Fine book in Very Good+ jacket, which has colour fade to red of spine.


The Truants. Illustrations by Margaret Wetherbee.

By Badcock, J.C.:

London: Hutchinson, 1953 First edition. HB. Maroon cloth with gilt tiles to spine, and pictorial dustjacket. 124pp. With nice line drawings by Margaret Wetherbee at start and end of each chapter. The author's first novel, a story of two young poachers, told by one of them. Foreword by Richard Church, setting Badcock's work in the tradition of English nature writing. A Very Good book in Very Good jacket. Light browning to endpapers. Jacket has small losses to spine ends, abrasions to spine and edges, creases to edges, and is price-clipped.


The Dark Secret of Josephine.

By Wheatley, Dennis:

London: Hutchinson, 1955 First edition. HB. Black cloth lettered in gilt to spine, and pictorial dustjacket. 447pp. Pictorial endpapers with colour map of Caribbean islands in 1795. Novel featuring Roger Brook, Pitt's secret agent, and the future Empress Josephine of France. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Some light marks and general dulling to covers; Jacket bright with some light handling wear.



By Stern, Richard Martin:

London: Secker & Warburg, 1988 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 318pp. With map of Encino Beach, California, the setting for this novel. Very Good+ in a Fine jacket. Tanning with slight spotting to closed page edges.


Weather War.

By Leokum, Leonard & Posnick, Paul:

London: Severn House, 1979 First UK edition. HB. Maroon cloth lettered in gilt, and pictorial dustjacket. 372pp. Thriller that imagines the next world war fought with extreme weather. Originally published in USA in 1978. Fine book in Fine jacket.


Collected Plays. With an Introduction.

By Miller, Arthur:

London: Cresset Press, 1959 Reprint , April 1959, of first Cresset edition of June 1958. HB. Green cloth, gilt title to spine on black panel, and dustjacket. 439pp. Introduction by Arthur Miller to his plays, and his personal views on drama. Five plays, from All My Sons to A View from the Bridge. Good+ book in Very Good jacket. Front edges of pages have light brown mark which goes onto a few page faces; also on jacket back flap. Jacket has light handling wear but still VG.


Kidnapped. Being the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.

By Stevenson, Robert Louis:

London: Cassell & Company, (1886) First edition, later impression in same year, undated on title page but probably July 1886 as has printer code 7.86 at back; corrected words eg at p40. Maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine. Black endpapers. vi, 311pp, with coloured folding map at front, and publisher's catalogue at back. A Very Good copy. Light wear to covers including softening to spine ends and small grey smudge mark lower front. Pages well bound, generally clean, occasional light foxing or small mark. Old name to half-title.


A Calendar of Love and Other Stories.

By Mackay Brown, George:

London: The Hogarth Press, 1967 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, and dustjacket designed by Patricia Davey. 157pp. The author's first collection of short stories, set in Orkney. One page foreword by the author. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Clean page faces, heavy foxing to top closed edges. Cover gilt bright, some fading to cover edges with small mark and scuff to lower edge. Jacket has light soiling to back, a little spotting to front with tears and small losses to edges. Browned edges to flaps.


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