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The Gormenghast Trilogy consisting of: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone
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The Gormenghast Trilogy consisting of: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone

by Peake, Mervyn

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Eyre & Spotiswoode. First editions published by Eyre & Spotiswoode between 1946 and 1959. The set consists of Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950) and Titus Alone (1959). It is a fantastic near fine set. Titus Groan has the first state jacket. It has a mark to the back panel.  Gormenghast jacket the spine is sunned. All three volumes are excellent and have not been price clipped. The pages are clean and without marks. One of the greatest fantasy works of the twentieth century, Mervyn Peake's three volume sequence has been adapted to the stage, screen and radio over the years. About the inhabitants of castle Gormenghast. A fantastic set in near fine condition. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1946.
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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor
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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

by Peake, Mervyn

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Country Life. London: Country Life (1939). A first edition. 4to., original pictorial paper boards, backed with the original green cloth spine; pp. 48; An about very good copy. Missing its jacket. The boards and all pages have browned with age. The upper board has wear and rubbing to the corners. The lower board has marks, a couple of small splash marks and a small number of scratches. The corners are also rubbed. The upper board at the bottom edge says "A Country Life book London 1939". The front free end paper is heavily creased. It has a near contemporary gift inscription from 1941. The third leaf has a handful of tiny pen marks dotted at the bottom of the page. All pages have browning marks although most are sporadic and occasional. Overall an about very good copy of a scarce book. Mervyn Peake's first book and notoriously scarce. Most copies were destroyed in the blitz as the Country Life building was hit, just as the book was about to be… Read More
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Tom's Midnight Garden [along with] an ALS from the author
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Tom's Midnight Garden [along with] an ALS from the author

by Pearce, Philippa

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Oxford University Press. London: Oxford University Press, 1958 8vo., teal-coloured cloth with titles in silver to spine; the beautiful decorative dust jacket featuring the iconic illustrations by Susan Einzig; pp. [vi], 229, [i], featuring additional black-and-white chapter headings throughout by the illustrator; the boards and text block near-fine, slightly rubbed and pushed, a couple of small spots to edges; the very good dust jacket in a far superior condition to those usually found, retaining all of its colour along the backstrip, with some wear to edges and minor loss to foot of spine; some creases, particularly to the lower panel, and some closed tears; along spine, and outer edges, repaired internally with tape, the longest, to the upper panel, 5 cm approx.  First edition, together with an original ALS from Pearce concerning the publication of the book. Written on notepaper with her gold address label affixed to the letterhead, the letter is dated 18.XII.89 and addressed to an Ian… Read More
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Tales of the Wilderness
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Tales of the Wilderness

by Pilniak, Boris (Pilnyak)

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Faber & Faber Limited. London: George Routledge (1924). A first UK edition. 8vo., original brown cloth boards, gilt lettering to the spine, with the original dust jacket; pp. [xxxi] 223; A very good or better copy. The jacket hasn't been price clipped and has very little if any loss. The top of the spine has some minor wear and rubbing. The spine has browned. The upper text block has foxing marks and so does the first four or five preliminary pages. An excellent copy and scarce. Boris Pilniak's (Pilnyak) first book to be published in the English language. It is a collection of his earliest writing. This book was published only two years after his first novel was written in Russia, the censored 'The Naked Year' about the Russian Civil War. This would be a continued theme in the 1920's, with many of Pilniak's works being censored or causing a scandal in Russia. It would not end well for Pilniak as he was falsely accused of… Read More
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Landscape and Silence
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Landscape and Silence

by Pinter, Harold

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Methuen & Co Ltd. First edition published by Methuen & Co Ltd in 1969. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper has the odd mark to the front and back panel but overall is clean and with only light wear tp the spine ends. The jacket has the publisher's sticker applied to the front flap. The black publishers boards, lettered in silver to spine are slightly pushed to the spine ends. The final page inside is lightly offset. This copy is boldly inscribed to the title page "To Brice Ritchie, Best Wishes, Harold Pinter", with the ownership plate of the dedicatee to the front paste-down.  A one-act play on the theme of marriage, first broadcast on radio in 1968 and first performed on stage in 1969.  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1969.
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Jefferson and / or Mussolini
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Jefferson and / or Mussolini

by Pound, Ezra

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Stanley Nott. First edition published by Stanley Nott in 1935. This is a very good or better copy. The orange dust wrapper with black lettering is complete with only minor wear along the edges. There is no loss and it is not price clipped. The spine is faded. The book is square and tight. The corners are gently pushed. There is light and sporadic foxing that becomes moderate to 3 or 4 pages. Overall a very good or better copy. A book Ezra Pound struggled to get published due to its fascist overtones. Pound compares US democracy with capitalism and facism. He then draws comparisons between fascist prime minister of Italy Benito Mussolini and the US third president Thomas Jefferson. Pound had been living in Italty for some years by this point and had met Mussolini in 1933. A controversial book, Pound's views would continue to be aired, in particular with radio broadcasts, and it would culminate with his imprisonment by the US Army in 1945. A scarce book to find with the dust wrapper and most… Read More
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Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
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Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

by Powell, Anthony

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1st Edition
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William Heinemann. POWELL, Anthony  Casanova's Chinese Restaurant London: William Heinemann, 1960 Crown 8vo,. Red publisher's cloth with black painted label and titles gilt to spine; publisher's device in blind to lower board; together in the unclipped illustrated dust jacket (16s net), with the classic design by Broom Lynne; pp. [viii], 229, [iii]; a near-fine copy, with a couple of spots to the outer edge, the pages marginally, and evenly toned, perhaps a trifle rubbed to the edges; in the very good dust jacket, in far superior condition to those often found, lightly sunned to upper edge and folds; shelf-wear to the lower panel, and slightly toned along spine; retaining, still, much of its original brightness.  First edition, inscribed by the author in the year of publication "Bill/from/Tony/with grateful thanks/for help and encouragement/June,1960". The 5th novel in Powell's twelve volume roman-fleuve.  Powell was inspired to write his first… Read More
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His Dark Materials (3 volumes)
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His Dark Materials (3 volumes)

by Pullman, Philip

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London: Scholastic Press. FIRST UK EDITIONS published by Scholastic between 1995-2000. The 3 volume set consists of: 1. Northern Lights (1995). There is a mark to the side text block and some light foxing to the top text block. There is very minor wear to the top of the spine of the wrapper. Otherwise the wrapper and book are is near fine condition. It has all the first issue points. 2. The Subtle Knife (1997) a sharp copy with no or very little wear. Fine overall. 3. The Amber Spy Glass (2000) a fine copy without wear. Overall the set is in very near fine condition.  Pullman's award winning trilogy, about an alternate Oxford and the adventures of Lyra as she tries to find the truth about her friends disappearance and the meaning of a mysterious entity called dust. The first novel won the Carnegie medal and the cut out medal is displayed on the front panel, as is called for. The series was initially adapted to the big screen under the name 'The Golden Compass' to mixed… Read More
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