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Waldo. A novel. (SIGNED). by PAUL THEROUX

The Bodley Head, London, 1968. First UK Edition (first printing) of Theroux's debut novel (which was preceded by the US edition). This copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 208pp. Purple cloth lettered in gold at spine. A tiny smattering o...

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£150.00


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 Inn by HENRY WILLIAMSON

Macdonald, London 1951-1969. A first edition (first printing) set of Williamson's celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence of fifteen novels which explore the fortunes of one family during the first half of the twentieth century. 8vo. Several top edg...

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£950.00


The Town and the City. by JACK KEROUAC (writing as 'John Kerouac')

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1951. The first UK edition (first printing) of the author's first book. 8vo. 499pp. Beige cloth lettered in red at the spine. Backstrip and upper edges of boards lightly spotted. Endpapers partially browned and with so...

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£750.00


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by JAMES JOYCE

The Egoist Press, London, 1921. The second US edition (and the third overall). 8vo. 299pp. Green cloth with faded gilt lettering to the spine, and blind lettering to the upper board with a double blind border. Backstrip darkened and cloth just a little ma...

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£200.00


Seen in the Hadhramaut. by FREYA STARK

John Murray, London, 1938. First Edition (first printing). 4to. 199pp. Original publisher's first state oatmeal cloth, lettered in green at the spine and upper board. A fifteen page introduction precedes one hundred and thirty captioned photographs ta...

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£125.00


Watt. A novel. by SAMUEL BECKETT

Olympia Press, 'The Traveller's Companion' Series, Paris, 1958. The first trade casebound edition (originally issued in wrappers by the Olympia Press in 1953 and limited to 1,100 copies, with a limited issue of 100 casebound copies issued in t...

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£125.00


Bevis. The Story of a Boy. Complete in three volumes. by RICHARD JEFFERIES

Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1882. First edition - complete in three volumes. Miller & Matthews' primary printing and binding. 8vo. 287pp, 294pp and 294pp. Green cloth, lettered in gold at the spines with a black- and gol...

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£650.00


The Acceptance World. A novel. The third volume of his 'A Dance to the Music of Time' sequence. by ANTHONY POWELL

Heinemann, London, 1955. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 214pp. Red cloth, blocked in black and lettered and ruled in gold at the spine with the publisher's motif blind-stamped to the lower board. A strip of light narrow browning to the free endp...

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£350.00


Sons and Lovers. A novel. by D.H.LAWRENCE

Duckworth, London, 1913. First edition, Roberts' first state, with the cancelled title page. 8vo. 423pp + xx publisher's catalogue at the rear. Navy blue cloth lettered in gold at the spine and upper board with gilt and blind rules. H.J.Massingham...

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£750.00


The Golden Book. Port Sunlight War Memorial 1914-1919. by GREAT WAR MEMORIALS

[Lever Brothers, Cheshire 1921]. First edition (a replica of the original copy, deposited within the Port Sunlight War Memorial). Small 4to. 59pp. Original publisher's paper-covered boards, a little chafed and soiled and with several short tears to th...

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£95.00


The Marsh Arabs. (INSCRIBED) by WILFRED THESIGER

HarperCollins, London, 2000. Reprint - this copy inscribed by the author on the half-title in a rather shaky hand and dated the year of publication. 8vo. 219pp. Black boards lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated with three maps and fifty-four photogr...

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£150.00


The Midnight Folk. A novel. by JOHN MASEFIELD

Heinemann, London, 1927. First trade edition (following a limited edition of 265 signed copies issued a month earlier). 8vo. 327pp. Blue cloth lettered in gold at the spine and upper board. Top- and fore edge lightly spotted, occasionally encroaching to t...

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£125.00


A Glastonbury Romance. (WITH SIGNED SLIP) by JOHN COWPER POWYS

John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1933. First UK edition, published a year after the US issue. Large 8vo. 1174pp + ii publisher's adverts. A slip of paper bearing the author's signature and his inked New York address has been pasted to the title...

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£250.00


No One Writes to the Colonel. Stories. Translated from the Spanish by J.S.Bernstein. by GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ

Jonathan Cape, London, 1971. The first printing of the first English edition. 8vo. 170pp. Brown boards lettered in gold at the spine and with the publisher's red top edge stain. Former owner name neatly inked to the head of the front free endpaper, el...

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£95.00


Wild Swans. Three Daughters of China. (INSCRIBED) by JUNG CHANG

HarperCollins, London, 1991. First Edition (first printing) - this copy inscribed by the author on the title page and with her decorative red stamp. 8vo. 524pp. Green boards lettered in gold at spine. Illustrated with various photographs, one map and a fa...

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£95.00


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