Chapter 1: Fiction - First Editions
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BELLOW, SAUL
The Adventures of Augie March
Weidenfel and Nicolson. 1954, First Edition. Hardcover. 536 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. First British edition of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. The boards are worn, scuffed, marked all about. They are steady and secure. The contents are mild-mannered and contented. They are clean, clear, assured, certain in attitude and health. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 19id
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1343]

 
BENSON, E F
The Relentless City
William Heinemann, London. 1903, First Edition. Hardcover. 279 pages plus advertising pages (complete). A resolute, much owned and negligently stored copy. Written in pre-Mapp and Lucia days, this is a visceral satire on the ultra-rich of New York. The covers are stoic. They have much wear, scuffing and marking. They are, however, sound and secure. The contents are valiantly comfortable. The binding creaks here and there. However, the pages are sure, certain, clear. Despite foxing and some occasional marks, the pages are contented and may be read with complete enjoyment and ease. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: btat
USD 31.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3469]

 
BOWMAN, W E
The Cruise of the Talking Fish
Max Parrish, London. 1957, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 116 pages (complete). A contented copy. Rare first edition of Bowman's sequel to "The Ascent of Rum Doodle" and his only other published book. The dustjacket is worn about, scuffed, marked from handling and shelving. It is resolutely comfortable and secure. The boards are tidy and neat. The contents are very tight, clean, clear, assured, very healthy and eager. fk. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: ccel
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 10072]

 
BRENNAN, CHRISTOPHER
A Massacre of Innocents
Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd. London. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 199 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is tidy, a little worn from shelving, a little scuffed and marked. It is secure and sure. The boards are healthy and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, assured, neat, convivial. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 45it
USD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1455]

 
BREUER, BESSIE
Memory of Love
Rich & Cowan, Ltd. London. 1935, First Edition. Hardcover. 281 pages (complete). A benevolent copy of Breuer's first novel (later made into a film, 'In Name Only', with Cary Grant and Carole Lombard). The boards are middle-class genteel with mottling and some storage and shelving wear and marks. They are healthy and secure. The contents are benign, even placid. There is foxing and some mottling throughout. However, by far, the pages are clear, amiable, companionable, comfortable, certain and creamy. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: buax
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.25 | £UK 61.75 | JP¥ 8953]

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK
Desolation Island
Collins, London. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002221454). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 276 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition Jack Aubrey story from O'Brian. The dustjacket is benign. It has some wear, light sunning to the spine. It is decent and sure. The boards are tidy and healthy. The frontispage has a previous retailer stamp. The pages are most agreeable. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, congenial. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: cadd
USD 78.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.5 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8729]
Keywords: 0002221454

 
CAREW, JAN
Moscow Is Not My Mecca
Secker & Warburg, London. 1964, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 198 pages (complete). One of the most controversial novels to be published in the 1960s. This copy is in most agreeable condition. The moody, intense dustjacket has some mild wear and scuffing. It is also secure and sure. The boards are neat. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are fresh, clean, clear, certain, confident - as if barely read throughout. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: bvrz
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP¥ 4477]

 
CASPARY, VERA
Laura
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1944, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 171 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of Vera Caspary's most popular novel. Reprint dated one month (May 1944) after publication date (April 1944). "Laura" was later made into a hugely successful film (a photocopied advertisement for which is affixed to the front pastedown) - Caspary made barely a penny from it. The dustjacket is by Bip Pares (whose first husband slipped off to Mombasa and her second became a master at Rugby). Pares' dustjackets are highly sought after by collectors. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself has some light storage and shelving marks. The contents have smudges of foxing throughout. The contents are relaxed, satisfactory, clean, clear, confident, keen. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 77if
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]

 
CLAVELL, JAMES
Tai-Pan - a Novel of Hong Kong
Michael Joseph, London. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 726 pages (complete). Clavell's second novel - First Edition. A tidy, agreeable copy. The dustjacket is comfortable, clear. It has some mild edge wear and scuffing. Such marks as there are are light. The boards are good-looking and healthy. Within, there is a gift inscription (not from the author) on the title page. The contents are clean, clear, contented, certain, confident. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: brhd
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 | £UK 50.25 | JP¥ 7275]

 
COETZEE, J M
Dusklands
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1974, First Edition. (ISBN: 0869750356). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 134 pages (complete). A benign copy. Photocopied dustjacket (in good condition) supplied. The boards have some wear and scuffing. The boards are healthy. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, bright, certain, congenial. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: bxbw
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.25 | £UK 61.75 | JP¥ 8953]
Keywords: 0869750356

 
COETZEE, J M
Waiting for the Barbarians
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0869751980). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 156 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this extraordinarily powerful, austere novel. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing. The spine has been sunned. The boards are simple, assured, sound. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The paper-trims are a little foxed and marked from storage. The contents though, are mild mannered. There are very occasional marks about the edges from storage. In general, and by far, the pages are clean, clear, healthy, assured, comfortable, placid. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 12ja
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 244.75 | £UK 211.75 | JP¥ 30777]
Keywords: 0869751980

 
COURTENAY, BRYCE
The Power of One
Heinemann, London. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0434146129). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 506 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is placid and secure. It has wear about all edges and there is scuffing and rubbing. It is self-confident. The boards are sure. There is some wear to the edges from shelving and there are handling marks. Otherwise, the boards are benign. Inside, the pages are contented. The pages are tanned about the edges. However, the pages are clean, clear, generous, certain. Agreeable. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: btoh
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7834]
Keywords: 0434146129

 
CRONIN, ANTHONY
The Life of Riley
Secker & Warburg, London. 1964, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 222 pages (complete). A most gratifying copy of this acute, funny and poignant novel. This copy is in unusually smart and healthy condition. The dustjacket is placid, sure and secure with only minimal storage wear. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are in very condition throughout. The pages are very clean and clear, confident and sure, as if barely used. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: bzbt
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5596]

 
O'DONNELL, PETER
I, Lucifer (Modesty Blaise)
Souvenir Press, London. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 318 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this 'Modesty Blaise' first edition. The dustjacket is worn all about from handling and shelving. It is scuffed, marked but still secure and sure. The boards are simple and tidy. The corners have very shallow knocks. The papertrims have foxing. The contents are most agreeable. They are clean, clear, contented, congenial, only very, very occasionally marked from storage. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: chgp
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]

 
FALLADA, HANS ; SUTTON, ERIC (TRANS)
Who Once Eats out of the Tin Bowl
Putnam, London. 1934, First Edition. Hardcover. 568 pages (complete). First edition of the first English translation of 'Wir Einmal Aus Dem Blechnapf Frisst' (the translation was published in the same year as the novel was published in Germany). This novel of a petty criminal who finds it difficult to reintegrate into society after a spell in prison closely resembles Fallada's experience (when he was imprisoned for fraud and theft due to his drug addictions). The book too, closely details the way of life in Germany as the Nazis were enforcing their power. Indeed, Fallada was in much trouble with the Nazis as this book was published. This copy is in benign condition. The boards are worn, scuffed and marked all about. The corners are worn, the spine has much wear to the head and foot. However, the boards and spine are secure and comfortable. Within, the contents are most pleasing. There are two previous owner signatures (Dr I Sacks of Winburg). There are very occasional marks from use. By far the pages are in excellent condition. They are fresh in feel and aspect, they are clean, clear, confident, generous. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: brnj
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89 | £UK 77 | JP¥ 11192]

 
FAUCONNIER, HENRI ; SUTTON, ERIC (TRANS)
The Soul of Malaya
Elkin Mathews and Marrot, London. 1931, First Edition. Hardcover. 247 pages (complete). An assured copy. Translation of 'Malaisie' which had won the Prix Goncort. The boards are much worn all about from storage. There is some marking and much scuffing. The contents are most gratifying. The pages are fresh, clean, youthful, clear, healthy, tight, energetic. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwzv
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3357]

 
FAULKS, SEBASTIAN
Birdsong
Hutchinson. 1993, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0091773733). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 407 pages (complete). A true first edition of Faulks' most famous novel that catapulted him to literary stardom. The dustjacket was an inspired choice. The illustration of Hippolyte ensured a standard of Point of Sale and visibility that gave the book an impact that few others had at the time. The dj of this book is scuffed and worn, but is still startling in its power. The cover faces are neat and subdued, the spine has some user creases but is supple and healthy. Inside, the contents are contented in their security. The pages are clean, clear, confident, affecting, sure. This is the edition to own as it maintains its freshness and virtue. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: atxv
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 10072]
Keywords: JPG~ 0091773733

 
FEDOROFF, ALEXANDER
Falling Through the Night
Arthur Barker Limited, London. 1964, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 302 pages (complete). A tidy, placid copy. The dustjacket is healthy and sure. It has some mild wear about the edges and seams. The spine is tanned. The boards are tidy and neat. Within, the pages are most satisfying. This hard-hitting story, even unsettling story of pride, confusions, attitudes and consequences, is found on these clean, clear, comfortable, certain pages. A most satisfying book. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: bwaz
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]

 
FORESTER, C S
Flying Colours
Michael Joseph Ltd. London. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 284 pages plus 3 advertising (complete). First edition of stand alone publication. Rare. Red cover with silver titling on the spine. The boards have wear, scuffing, light marks. The spine has storage wear. The titling is clear. The boards are steady and sure. The paper trims have owner marks along the bottom edges. Within, the frontispage has been removed. The contents have mild flutters of foxing here and there throughout. The contents are benign, calm. They are clear, comfortable, certain, more than competent, congenial. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccso
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89 | £UK 77 | JP¥ 11192]

 
GASKIN, CATHERINE
This Other Eden
Collins, London. 1947, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 320 pages (complete). First UK edition of the great Catherine Gaskin's first novel. The dustjacket has wear, tear and creasing. There is some scuffing and rubbing. Nonetheless, the dj is comfortable and secure. The boards have handling and shelving wear about the edges and spine. They are amiable and comfortable. Within, the contents are most satisfactory. They are very clean, clear, congenial, certain, generous. fk. Good/Poor.
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Book number: bvkq
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7834]

 
GOFF, MARTYN
Red on the Door
Putnam, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 223 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, marks and some shelving wear. It is secure and placid. The boards are tidy. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, confident, certain. As if new! fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: bzbk
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 895]

 
GORDIMER, NADINE
Get a Life
Bloomsbury. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747581754). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 187 pages (complete). Inscribed on the first free-page by Gordimer to Maureen (Isaacson), a well known arts journalist: "October 2005/ Maureen - dear friend for Sundays and all days/ love Nadine." The title page is also signed, "Nadine Gordimer". A decent, contented copy. The dustjacket is tidy with some light wear about the shelving edges. The boards are healthy. They too, have shelving wear. A cloth bookmarker is attached. Within, the contents are benign, clean, clear, assured - almost as new. Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: blxh
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7834]
Keywords: 0747581754

 
GORDIMER, NADINE
The Lying Days
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 367 pages (complete). Signed by the youthful Nadine Gordimer on the frontispage. First edition of Gordimer's first novel. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The characteristic Gollancz-yellow dj has wear, marks, creasing. It is secure. The spine has open tears to the head and foot. The boards are benign. The frontispage has a previous owner inscription. The pages are assured. There is some very light wear to some pages. The page trims are tanned from storage. The pages themselves are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, generous. fk. Good/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: bwjh
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]

 
GRASS, GÜNTHER ; MANHEIM, RALPH (TRANS)
The Tin Drum
Secker & Warburg, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 592 pages (complete). First UK English translation. A rare copy in excellent condition. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj itself is tidy and healthy. It has some mild wear and scuffing, tanning about the shelving edges. It is otherwise sure, secure and comfortable. The price is not snipped (30s.net). The boards have barely any wear at all. What there is may be found at the foot and head of the spine. The contents are in most pleasing condition. The paper trims have light flecks of shelving marks. Otherwise, the contents are tight, clean, clear, confident, fresh, unblemished by age or hand. fk. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 85hw
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.75 | £UK 92.5 | JP¥ 13430]

 
GRAVES, ROBERT
I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans Born Bc 10 Murdered and Deified Ad 54
Arthur Barker, London. 1934, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 494 pages (complete). A well-weathered copy of this first edition of Graves' extraordinary novel. Supplied with a facsimile jacket. The boards are much worn and scuffed and marked from storage. They are passive and benign. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, most confident and certain, assured and amenable, fresh and favourable. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: cegf
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 | £UK 50.25 | JP¥ 7275]

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