Chapter 1: Fiction - First Editions
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BELLOW, SAUL
The Adventures of Augie March
Weidenfel and Nicolson. 1954, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP 1294]

 
BENSON, E F
The Relentless City
William Heinemann, London. 1903, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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 28 | £UK 25.25 | JP 3342]

 
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 81.25 | £UK 73 | JP 9702]

 
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 10.75 | JP 1401]

 
BREUER, BESSIE
Memory of Love
Rich & Cowan, Ltd. London. 1935, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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 72.25 | £UK 65 | JP 8624]

 
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 70.25 | £UK 63.25 | JP 8408]
Keywords: 0002221454

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK
Master and Commander
Collins. 1998-01-01, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002215268). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 350 pages (complete). An agreeable copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket has wear, tear, repair, marking all about. However, the dj is still comfortable, secure. The boards with just the lightest shelving wear and marks to the edges, yet they are tidy, healthy. The papertrims have shelving marks. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, hale, confident, neat, convivial, assured, most carefully maintained. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: 3ru
USD 230.00 [Appr.: EURO 207.25 | £UK 186.25 | JP 24794]
Keywords: 0002215268

 
CAMERON, WILLIAM
Common People
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 382 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this resonant novel of working-class life. The Spectator observer that whole thing is alive, and the lights and shadows are subtly blended. The boards are placid. They have wear about the edges, corners, seams. They have scuffing, storage marks. The boards are secure and steady. The contents are pleasing. They have just very occasional storage wear. Page 235 has some scotch-tape residue marks. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, contented, alert, agreeable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15kq
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 | £UK 65 | JP 8624]

 
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 36.25 | £UK 32.5 | JP 4312]

 
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 54.25 | £UK 48.75 | JP 6468]

 
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 58.75 | £UK 52.75 | JP 7007]

 
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 72.25 | £UK 65 | JP 8624]
Keywords: 0869750356

 
COETZEE, J M
Waiting for the Barbarians
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0869751980). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 156 pages (complete). First South African edition. A most pleasing copy. Previous owner signature (Cecile Cilliers, the well known Afrikaner writer) on the frontispage. The dustjacket spine is faded from shelving. The dj is otherwise healthy, comfortable, sure. The boards are simple, sound and secure. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, most assured - as if barely touched! fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 98rg
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 247.75 | £UK 222.75 | JP 29645]
Keywords: 0869751980

 
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 247.75 | £UK 222.75 | JP 29645]
Keywords: 0869751980

 
COETZEE, J M
Waiting for the Barbarians
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0869751980). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 156 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has sunning to the spine and the top edge of the back cover. The back cover also has a very short closed tear to the top rim. The dj has very light shelving wear to the edges. The dj is otherwise bright, healthy. The boards are most agreeable. They are sound, steady. The frontispage has been neatly removed. The front page has a stamp from 'Friends of Florida Library' (Johannesburg). The top corner has been torn away. Otherwise, the book is in near immaculate condition. It is very clean, very clear, most confident, fresh-faced, tight - as if barely touched throughout! fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 21nk
USD 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 216.25 | £UK 194.5 | JP 25872]
Keywords: 0869751980

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