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The Munich Sabbatical [Signed]

The Munich Sabbatical [Signed]

by Morgan, Pat-Ann

Published by The Malvern Publishing Company Ltd., Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire First Edition 1997. 1997., 1997. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 254 printed pages of text. Minimal wear to the spine ends, private owner's plate to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with wear to... Read more
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£20.00
Ghost Radio

Ghost Radio

by Gout, Leopoldo [Illustrations by Fates Crew and the Author]

Published by William Morrow, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, USA First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First US edition hard back binding in publisher's original midnight blue paper covered boards, copper title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 353 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of... Read more
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£15.00
On the Walls of My Being + Press Release

On the Walls of My Being + Press Release

by Tal, Ali [Cover Artwork by Seheri Sujai]

Published by Karnak House, 300 Westbourne Park Road, London First Edition 1995. 1995., 1995. First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated stiff card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 300 printed pages of text. Small tear to the bottom rear gutter and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Publisher's two A4 page press release loosely enclosed. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0907015603
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£30.00
the gentle art of making enemies

the gentle art of making enemies

by Whistler. James McNeill

First authorised American edition. Gilt decorations and titling to upper cover and gilt titling to back strip. t.e.g. Neat name in ink on bottom of front free end-paper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities and spine sl. darkened o/w a tight clean copy internally very good.
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£95.00
The Two Pound Tram

The Two Pound Tram

by Newton, William [Cover illustration by Jonny Hannah]

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 38 Soho Square, London First Edition 2003. 2003., 2003. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine with gilt illustration of a tram to the front cover. 8vo. 7¼'' x 4½''. Contains 186 printed pages of text, burgundy silk book mark. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate... Read more
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£8.00
Time and Time Again

Time and Time Again

by Gill, B. M

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London First Edition 1989. 1989., 1989. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original air force blue paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 173 printed pages of text. Near Fine condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0340416157
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£6.00
Bringing Jazz!

Bringing Jazz!

by BODENHEIM, Maxwell

New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. First edition, second printing. Spine sunned, newspaper clipping and owner's name in ink on pastedown. 8vo. 70pp. Original purple cloth-backed pictorial boards.
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$30.00
The Sum of Things

The Sum of Things

by Manning, Olivia [Jacket Illustration by Alan Hood]

Published by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited, 91 Clapham High Street, London First Edition 1980. 1980., 1980. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original olive green paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8¾'' x 5½''. Contains 203 printed pages of text. Spine ends turned-in. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition illustrated dust wrapper with minimal wear to the spine ends, not price clipped. Dust wrapper... Read more
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£11.00
THE GARDEN MURDER CASE. A Philo Vance Story

THE GARDEN MURDER CASE. A Philo Vance Story

by VAN DINE, S. S

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering spine and front cover. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with minimal chips and creases. $2.00 dust jacket front flap. Scribner's "A" on copyright page. 332 pp. + Ads.
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$150.00
The Bridge to France. Inscribed and with a  Copy of President Wilson's Letter, Which is Quoted in the Book

The Bridge to France. Inscribed and with a Copy of President Wilson's Letter, Which is Quoted in the Book

by Wilson, Woodrow (President) & Hurley, Edward N

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. octavo, 338 pages; INSCRIBED by the author and with the typed letter signed by Woodrow Wilson (in facsimile), which is quoted and paraphrased in the text at page 202. The Bridge to France was a "bridge of ships" which the author and shipbuilder helped to construct in support of the war effort. President Wilson's letter answers the author's question about pooling our shipping with the British, after the... Read more
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$350.00
The Two Susans

The Two Susans

by Brinkley, William [Jacket design by Tim Jaques]

Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, London First Reprinted Edition July 1964. London 1964., 1964. First reprinted edition hard back binding in publisher's original light grey paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, black to the upper edges. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 304 printed pages of text. Light wear to the lower edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with shallow rubs to the spine ends, gutters, fore... Read more
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£11.00
The Daughters of Cain [Signed]

The Daughters of Cain [Signed]

by Dexter, Colin [Norman Colin Dexter, OBE (29 September 1930 - 21 March 2017), better known as Colin Dexter, was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as an ITV televisio

Published by Macmillan London Ltd., Third Impression 1994 [First edition 1994]. 1994., 1994. Hard back bound in publisher's original navy paper covers, gilt stamping to spine, blue sky end papers. 8vo 9½" x 6¼" 295 pp. ISBN 0333630041. Number sequence to copyright page 3 5 7 9 8 6 4. SIGNED presentation copy by the author to title page 'For Ivy, So glad you enjoyed old Morse! And every best wish to you for Xmas '94 Colin Dexter.' Without inscription. Fine in Nr.... Read more
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£15.00
The Teeth of the Lion

The Teeth of the Lion

by PATCHEN, Kenneth

Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1942. First Edition. Near Fine/About Fine. octavo, unpaginated; oatmeal dust jacket, printed in orange and green, $1.00 price on front flap. A lovely copy, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; light off-setting from dust jacket flap to end papers.
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$125.00
The Lesson

The Lesson

by Rajendran, Sowmya

Published by HarperCollins India First Edition 2015. 2015., 2015. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine, scarlet end papers. 8vo. 7¼'' x 4½''. Contains (viii), 192 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused new book. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9789351770367
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£9.00
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by HUGHES, Ted, translator with Janos Csokits; Janos PILINSZKY

London: Carcanet, 1976. 8vo. 67 pp. Original blue cloth; yellow printed dust jacket. A few short tears at edge of rear panel, slightly toned, generally very good. FIRST EDITION. One of 1,000 copies. Sagar and Tabor B79.
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$50.00
Man On Fire

Man On Fire

by Quinnell, A. J. [Pseudonym of Philip Nicholson]

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 4 Little Essex Street, London First UK Edition 1981. 1981., 1981. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8¾'' x 5½''. Contains 284 printed pages of text. Spine ends and corners creased and with tiny rubs. Near Very Good condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film... Read more
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£20.00
The Afterword

The Afterword

by BRYAN, Mike

New York: Pantheon, 2003. A fine copy. 8vo. Boards; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, signed on the title.
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$15.00
Ziggurat

Ziggurat

by Katz, Robert [Jacket Illustration by Chris Moore]

Published by Eyre Methuen Ltd., 11 New Fetter Lane, London First Edition 1978. 1978., 1978. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original air force blue paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Contains 229 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0413387003
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£15.00
THE DOCUMENTS IN THE CASE

THE DOCUMENTS IN THE CASE

by Sayers, Dorothy L, and Robert Eustace

New York: Brewer & Warren Inc, 1930. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. Bound in tan cloth with green lettering spine and front cover, green illustration front cover. A very good+ copy with bubbling to cloth covers, mild soil covers. 304 pp.
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$250.00
Lord Rochester's Daughters

Lord Rochester's Daughters

by McDonald, Eva [Jacket Illustration by BIRO]

Published by Robert Hale Ltd., 63 Old Brompton Road, London First Edition 1974. 1974., 1974. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dove grey paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 190 printed pages of text. Light foxing to the upper and fore edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition period art work dust wrapper with a little wear along the upper edges, not price clipped. Dust wrapper... Read more
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£35.00
Have His Carcase

Have His Carcase

by Sayers, Dorothy L

New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First American Edition. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo, 448 pages; publisher's red cloth, lettered in yellow. Light wear at extremities, small loss at foot of spine; mild darkening at spine; some light spotting to cloth. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Overall, a very good copy and quite scarce on the market, as such.
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$500.00
An Insubstantial Pageant

An Insubstantial Pageant

by Walsh, Sheila

Published by Century Hutchinson Ltd., 62-5 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London First Edition 1986. 1986., 1986. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original coral paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 178 printed pages of text. Lower spine end scuffed, foxing to the closed page edges, feint ghosting to the free end papers. Very Good condition book in Fine condition period art work dust wrapper, not... Read more
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£20.00
Charlotte and the White Horse - SIGNED

Charlotte and the White Horse - SIGNED

by Krauss, Ruth

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1955. SIGNED first edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: Harper & Brothers, 1955, first printing. [Hanrahan A18]. 12mo., 5 3/8" x 6 3/4", unpaginated 24pp., color illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Sendak's first all-color illustrated book. Black cloth and pictorial paper covered boards, floral design decorative endpapers in color. Inscribed by Sendak to 5 year-old Sing-Si Schwartz on half-title. (Sing-Si later became a fine-arts... Read more
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$2,250.00
The Bay of Angels [Signed]

The Bay of Angels [Signed]

by Brookner, Anita

Published by Viking, Penguin Books Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London First Edition 2001. 2001., 2001. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, copper title and author lettering to the spine, terracotta end papers. 8vo. 8¾'' x 5½''. Contains 216 printed pages of text. Spine ends scuffed, foxing to the closed upper edges. Very Good condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. SIGNED by the Author to the title... Read more
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£85.00
Art and Letters; an illustrated quarterly.

Art and Letters; an illustrated quarterly.

by Art and Letters

Volume 1 complete in 4 issues. July 1917 -June 1918. Original wrappers with title and an illustration by Charles Ginner on upper covers. Illustrated by various artists including:- Lucien Pissarro, Walter Sickert, E. McKnight-Kauffer, Paul Nash, Gaudier-Brzeska, J.D.Fergusson, C.R.W.Nevinson, S.J.Pepleo and Nina Hamnett among others. Poems and literature by Herbert Read, Charles Marriott, Laurence Binyon, R.Holbrook-Keen, Geoffrey Whitworth, H.Austin Petch and Vivien Flanders among others. Wrappers... Read more
Item Price
£395.00