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The Box of Delights; or When the Wolves were Running. by JOHN MASEFIELD

William Heinemann, London, 1935. First Edition (first printing) of Masefield's seminal children's classic. 8vo. 418pp. Blue cloth, lettered in gold at the spine and upper board with the publisher's motif blind-stamped to the rear board. With s...

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Foundation. by ISAAC ASIMOV

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1953. The first printing of the first UK edition of Asimov's science fiction classic (originally printed in the US two years previously by the Gnome Press). 8vo. 246pp. Purple boards lettered in black at the spine. A...

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Fighting Terms. Poems. by THOM GUNN

Fantasy Press, Oxford, 1954. First Edition, second issue (incorporating a single minor textual correction to the poem 'Tamer and Hawk' a 't' added to the end of 'though' in the first line). Slim 8vo. 44pp. Yellow cloth lettered and...

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Selected Poems. by ROBERT FROST

William Heinemann, London, 1923. First UK Edition (first printing) of this selection. 8vo. 132pp. Navy blue cloth with a paper spine label. Top edge lightly dust soiled and with some browning to the endpapers. A very good copy, housed in the uncommon dust...

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All Quiet on the Western Front. Translated from the German by A.W.Wheen. by ERICH MARIA REMARQUE

G.P.Putnam's Sons, London, 1929. The first printing of the first English-language edition. 8vo. 319pp. Oatmeal cloth lettered in green at the spine and upper board, and with the publisher's original green top edge stain now all but vanished. Backs...

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The Remains of the Day. (SIGNED) by KAZUO ISHIGURO

Faber, London, 1989. First Edition (first printing) of the author's Booker Prize-winning third novel - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 245pp. Black boards lettered in white at the spine. The merest hint of near-invisible spottin...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz [i.e. Hablot Knight Brown]. by CHARLES DICKENS

Chapman & Hall, London, 1839. First edition. 8vo. xvi + 624pp. Contemporary half calf binding with five raised bands and gilt lettering and rule. With a tissue-protected engraved portrait frontispiece and thirty-nine Phiz plates, all of which exhibit ...

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The Border Trilogy, complete in three volumes comprising 'All the Pretty Horses', 'The Crossing' and 'Cities of the Plain'. by CORMAC MCCARTHY

Picador, London 1993-1998 First UK Editions (first printings). Individual volumes as follows: 'All the Pretty Horses' (1993). First UK edition. 8vo. 302pp. White boards lettered in silver at the spine. A tiny speckling of spotting to the top edge,...

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The full Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin sequence, complete in twenty-one volumes comprising: Master and Commander, Post Captain, HMS Surprise, The Mauritius Command, Desolation Island, The Fortune of War, The Surgeon's Mate, The Ionian Mission, Treason's H by PATRICK O'BRIAN

Collins, London 1969-2004 All first editions (first printings). 8vo. Original publisher's cloth with dust wrappers. The top edge of half a dozen volumes very lightly spotted or speckled, and with just a touch of light bruising to the backstrip ends of...

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A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It wa by HENRY WILLIAMSON

Macdonald, London 1984-85 A reprint of the first edition, and the only other casebound issue. 8vo. Original publisher's boards. A little moderate tanning to leaf margins and a former owner name inked to the front free endpaper of a single volume. Very...

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The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories. by WILLIAM TREVOR

The Bodley Head, London, 1972. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 269pp. Brown boards lettered in gold at spine. Boards lightly discoloured at edges, and with some off-setting from the dust wrapper design to the upper board and the backstrip. A very goo...

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The Last September. A novel by ELIZABETH BOWEN

Constable, London, 1929. First Edition (first printing) of the author's uncommon second novel. 8vo. 312pp. Brown cloth lettered and ruled in green at the spine and upper board. Boards a little dust marked, splashed and grubby with a single tiny tear t...

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Works of Fancy and Imagination. Complete in ten volumes. by GEORGE MACDONALD

Strahan & Co. Publishers, London, 1871. The first collected edition. 12mo. Original green cloth with bevelled edges, the spine and upper boards gilt lettered and decorated, with blind-stamped decorations to the rear boards. All edges gilt. The cloth l...

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The North Ship. Poems. by PHILIP LARKIN

The Fortune Press, London, 1945. First edition of the author's first book, this being in un-noted binding variant in grey cloth, lettered in gold at the spine. Printed on Glastonbury watermarked paper by S.C.Jennings & Sons Ltd. Slim 8vo. 36pp. A ...

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Saint Joan. A Chronicle Play, in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. by BERNARD SHAW

Constable, London, 1924. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 114pp + [ii] publisher's advertisements at the rear. Green cloth lettered in gold at the spine. Edges lightly spotted and fly-leaves a little browned. A very bright copy in chipped, chafed,...

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