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BORGES, JORGE LUIS (AND CASARES, ADOLFO BIOY)
Extraordinary Tales
New York, Herder and Herder. 1971, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 144pp. Plum cloth with gilt to spine. Illustrated clipped dustjacket. A very nice first English-language edition of short sketches compiled by these great 20th century writers. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9187
€  90.00 [Appr.: US$ 105.71 | £UK 81 | JP¥ 11901]
Keywords: Literature, Short Stories, Argentine Writers

 
BORGES, JORGE LUIS (AND CASARES, ADOLFO BIOY)
Extraordinary Tales
London, Souvenir Press. 1973, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 144pp. Blue cloth with gilt to spine. A splendid first UK edition of short sketches compiled by these great 20th century writers. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Fine.
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Book number: 9189
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 29.36 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3306]
Keywords: Literature, Short Stories, Argentine Writers

 
BORGES, JORGE LUIS (AND CASARES, ADOLFO BIOY)
Extraordinary Tales
London, Souvenir Press. 1973, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 144pp. Blue cloth with gilt to spine. Illustrated clipped dustjacket designed by Peter Vos. A splendid first UK edition of short sketches compiled by these great 20th century writers. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9188
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 58.73 | £UK 45 | JP¥ 6612]
Keywords: Literature, Short Stories, Argentine Writers

 
BORGES, JORGE LUIS
Other Inquisitions 1937-1952
London, Souvenir Press. 1973, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. xviii, 206pp. Blue boards with gilt to spine. Boards lightly sunned, otherwise a nice first edition of Borges's essays which form a necessary compliment to his famous stories. Fine.
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Book number: 9192
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 29.36 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3306]
Keywords: Literature, Essays, Argentine Writers

 
BORGES, JORGE LUIS
A Personal Anthology
New York, Castle Books. 1967. Hard Cover. 8vo. xii, 210pp. Yellow boards with black to spine. Unclipped dustjacket. Borges's personal compilation of short stories, essays, poems and his brief mordant sketches edited by Anthony Kerrigan. Includes such works as THE WALL and the Books, The Aleph, and Borges and I. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 9186
€  22.50 [Appr.: US$ 26.43 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2975]
Keywords: Literature, Short Stories, Argentine Writers

 
BOWEN, ELIZABETH
A World of Love
London, Jonathan Cape. 1955, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 224 pp. Illustrated green cloth with silver to spine. Illustrated unclipped dustjacket. Top-edge tinted black. A nice first edition of this quintessential work by the author who portrays 'life with the lid on and what happens when the lid comes off'. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 9607
€  22.50 [Appr.: US$ 26.43 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2975]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, Irish Writers, Bowen

 
BOYLE, CHARLES
House of Cards
Manchester, Carcanet. 1982, First Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo. 64pp. Illustrated card wraps. Very good first edition copy of Charles Boyle's rare second collection of poems. Spine has yellowed as usual. On his poetry, Boyle remarks: "I want my poems to have a rough, loose surface texture but an inner hardness". Charles Boyle also recently won the 2008 McKitterick Prize for his novella '24 for 3', written under the pseudonym of Jennie Walker. Very Good.
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Book number: 9361
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, British Writers

 
BOYNE, JOHN
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Oxford, David Fickling Books. 2006. Hard Cover. 8vo. 216pp. Grey boards with black to spine. Illustrated unclipped dustjacket. An excellent copy. As new. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9230
€  12.50 [Appr.: US$ 14.68 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1653]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, Irish Writers

 
BRAITHWAITE, E.R.
Choice of Straws
London, Bodley Head. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Raymond, Charles (Dustjacket). 8vo. 198pp. Brown boards with gilt to spine. Illustrated unclipped dustjacket by Charles Raymond. A memorable portrait of a young man forced by circumstances to come to terms with the shifting, multi-racial society he lives in. By the author of 'To Sir, With Love'. Light spotting to edges. Excellent dustjacket artwork. Very Good/Fine.
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Book number: 9555
€  45.00 [Appr.: US$ 52.85 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5951]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, Guyanese Writers Raymond, Charles (Dustjacket)

 
BRETT, BRIAN
Evolution in Every Direction
Saskatoon, Thistledown Press. 1987, First Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo. 72pp. Illustrated card wraps. First edition of these unique prose poems from prize winning Canadian poet Brian Brett, finely producted by the Thistledown Press. Very Good.
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Book number: 9413
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, Canadian Writers

 
O'BRIEN, EDNA
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1986, First Edition. Half-Cloth. 8vo. [viii], 532 pp. Blue half-cloth with gilt to spine. Unclipped illustrated dustjacket. An excellent first edition of this omnibus edition (with new epilogue) of Edna O'Briens now classic first novels, charting unflinchingly the pattern of life for her protagonists. One of the remarkable achievements of her oeuvre. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9865
€  27.50 [Appr.: US$ 32.3 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3636]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, Irish Writers, Edna O'Brien

 
BRINK, ANDRÉ
The Wall of the Plague
London, Faber and Faber. 1984, First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. (12), 447 pp. Black boards with gilt to spine. Unclipped illustrated dustjacket. An excellent first edition of this powerful exploration into self-understanding. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 9869
€  17.50 [Appr.: US$ 20.55 | £UK 15.75 | JP¥ 2314]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, South African Writers, André Brink

 
BROCH, HERMANN
The Guiltless
Boston, Little, Brown and Company. 1974, First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. 292pp. Green boards with gilt to spine. Illustrated unclipped dustjacket with a few short closed tears. First edition of Hermann Broch's enigmatic third novel. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Considered by George Steiner as the greatest novelist European literature has produced since Joyce. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 9172
€  35.00 [Appr.: US$ 41.11 | £UK 31.5 | JP¥ 4628]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, German Writers

 
BRONTË, CHARLOTTE (SMITH, MARGARET. ED.)
Selected Letters of Charlotte Brontë
New York, Oxford University Press. 2007, First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. xlvi, 259pp. Blue boards with gilt to spine. Illustrated dustjacket. A flawless copy of these engaging and at times very moving letters by one of the greatest 19th century novelists. In new condition. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9223
€  35.00 [Appr.: US$ 41.11 | £UK 31.5 | JP¥ 4628]
Keywords: Literature, Correspondence, British Writers

 
BROOKE, RUPERT
The Collected Poems
London, Sidgwick & Jackson. 1987. Hard Cover. 8vo. Frontispiece, (4), 333 pp. Brown boards with gilt to spine. Unclipped pictorial dustjacket. An excellent first impression copy of the revised 4th edition of 1987, published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brooke's birth with a new introduction by Gavin Ewart and Sir Edward Marsh's famous 145-page biographical memoir. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9816
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, War Poets, British Writers, Rupert Brooke

 
BROOKE, RUPERT
The Collected Poems
London, Sidgwick & Jackson. 1928. Full-Leather. 8vo. clviii, 162 pp. (+ 2 photographic plates). Full calf with embossed portrait to front panel and gilt to front and spine. Top-edge gilt. Inscription to ffep. A very attractive first impression of the revised second edition of Rupert Brooke's collected work, with Sir Edward Marsh's famous biographical memoir. Very Good.
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Book number: 9817
€  40.00 [Appr.: US$ 46.98 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 5289]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, War Poets, British Writers, Rupert Brooke

 
BROOKE, RUPERT
Democracy and the Arts
London, Rupert Hart-Davis. 1946, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. viii, 32 pp. Dark green cloth with gilt to spine. Unclipped illustrated dustjacket. Rupert Brooke's unpublished essay written 1910 and delivered to the Fabian Society as undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge. Edited and introduced by Geoffrey Keynes. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 9840
€  20.00 [Appr.: US$ 23.49 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2645]
Keywords: Literature, Essays, War Poets, British Writers, Rupert Brooke

 
BROOKE, RUPERT
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
London, Sidgwick & Jackson. 1916, First Edition. Soft Cover. Ill.: Rooke, Noel. Grey-coloured paper wraps with lettering in black. Double-page woodcut by Noel Rooke. Rupert Brook's famous poem published separately in 1916. Extremely rare in this condition, given its renowned fragility. Usually only found either split or damaged (or both). This example is a superb copy with even the original stitching still complete and neatly knotted. Fine/No jacket as issued.
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Book number: 8933
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 176.18 | £UK 135 | JP¥ 19835]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, British Writers. Rooke, Noel

 
BROOKS, GERALDINE
March
New York, Viking. 2005, First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. 280pp. Creme boards with copper-gilt to brown spine. Illustrated unclipped dustjacket. A flawless first edition of Geraldine Brooks's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set during the American Civil War and featuring Mr. March, the father in Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women', who has gone off to war, leaving wife and daughters to make do in mean times. As new. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9058
€  40.00 [Appr.: US$ 46.98 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 5289]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, American Writers, Pulitzer Prize

 
BROPHY, BRIGID
The Prince and the Wild Geese
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1983, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Gagarin, Grégoire. 8vo. (5), 63 pp. Blue boards with gilt to spine. Unclipped illustrated dustjacket. A fine first edition of this enchaanting rendition of a love affair bewteen Prince Grégoire Gagarin and an Irish girl driven to seek her fortune on the Continent. As new. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9713
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
Keywords: Literature, Biography, British Writers, Brigid Brophy Gagarin, Grégoire

 
BROWN, GEORGE MACKAY
Andrina and Other Stories
London, Chatto & Windus - The Hogarth Press. 1983, First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. 155pp. Green boards with gilt to spine. Unclipped paper dustjacket. An excellent first edition of Mackay Brown's fourth collection of stories, several of which concern his native Orkney Islands and providing his usual mixture of themes and atmosphere. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9147
€  35.00 [Appr.: US$ 41.11 | £UK 31.5 | JP¥ 4628]
Keywords: Literature, Short Stories, British Writers

 
BROWN, NORMAN O.
Closing Time
New York, Random House. 1973, First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. [xii], (4), 111 pp. Black cloth with gilt and silver titles. Clipped illustrated dustjacket. A good copy of this unusually penetrating work. The pattern of Finnegans Wake is loosely derived from the Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1744). Closing Time is more than an effort to penetrate the great minds of Vico and Joyce, it is written as a profound and original continuation of their own dialogue. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 9762
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 29.36 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3306]
Keywords: Literature, James Joyce, Giambattista Vico

 
BROWN, GEORGE MACKAY
The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown
London, John Murray. 2006. Soft Cover. 8vo. xxvi, 547pp. A fine copy of Mackay Brown's collected poetry edited by Archie Bevan and Brian Murray. Fine.
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Book number: 9148
€  22.50 [Appr.: US$ 26.43 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2975]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, British Writers

 
BROWNJOHN, ALAN
Collected Poems
London, Hutchinson. 1988, First Thus. Soft Cover. 8vo. xi. 272pp. Illustrated card wraps with photograph by Claire McNamee. A sound copy of the 1988 updated paperback edition of Alan Brownjohn's collected poems. Very Good.
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Book number: 9385
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
Keywords: Literature, Poetry, British Writers

 
BURNFORD, SHIELA
The Incredible Journey
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1961, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Burger, Carl. Green boards with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top-edge tinted yellow. Unclipped (12s 6d net) dustjacket illustrated by David Rook. The realistically written story of two dogs (Luath and Bodger) and a cat (Tao) and their adventurous travels across Canada. Filmed by Disney in 1963 and remade in 1993 as Homeward Bound. Dustjacket shows light shelfwear and age-toning to spine. A very nice copy of this classic tale. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 8957
€  45.00 [Appr.: US$ 52.85 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5951]
Keywords: Literature, Novels, Canadian Writers. Burger, Carl

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