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Hag-seed: The Tempest retold

Hag-seed: The Tempest retold

by ATWOOD, Margaret

London: Hogarth Shakespeare/ Penguin Random House, 2016. Hardback. Near Fine. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in silver. Black, red and white patterned endpapers. Gentle pushing to spine ends, scatter of faint marks to upper board, else, sharp and tight. In the original dust jacket: gentlest edgewear. Near fine/ near fine. A lovely, bright copy
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£25.00
THE BEST FROM AMAZING.

THE BEST FROM AMAZING.

by White, Ted. (Ed)

Robert Hale 1976 1st edition thus.. No inscriptions. front top corner bumped else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed but no loss, chips, or tears).. Black cloth boards. 192pp 8vo. Stories by Horace L. Gold, Jack Vance, Roger Zelazny, Ursula Le Guin, Keith Laumer, Poul Anderson, Ted White + Marion Zimmer Bradley, & James, H. Schmitz.
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£15.00
The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

by Ian McEwan

First US Edition with 1-10 number line. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, in a fine dust jacket with $8.95 price intact.
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£36.60
THE MEMORIAL HALL MURDER.

THE MEMORIAL HALL MURDER.

by Langton, Jane

Gollancz. 1990 stated 1st edition.. No inscriptions. top corners lightly bumped else a Fine copy in dustwrapper (not clipped, slight crush at head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears).. Black cloth boards. 223pp 8vo.
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£15.00
ANALOG 4.

ANALOG 4.

by Campbell, John W. (Ed)

Denis Dobson. 1967 1st edition.. Ownership inscription to front pastedown beneath dustwrapper fold-in, else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper. (minor insect attrition along top edge of fold-ins, clipped, no chips, loss, or tears). excellent appearance.. Black cloth boards 224pp 8vo. Stories by Norman Spinrad, Dean McLaughlin, Poul Anderson, R.A.J. Phillips, Mack Reynolds, Randall Garrett, & Frank Herbert.
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£15.00
The Finishing Touch

The Finishing Touch

by BROPHY, Brigid

London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Cloth. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Slim 16mo. Turquoise cloth, silver lettering to spine. Gentle pushing to spine ends, slight lean to spine, edges lightly foxed, first two gathering proud, as often seen. Else, clean and tidy. In Margaret Eastoe's arch "boobs & bee" original dust jacket: foxed, creasing to head of spine, chips to two corners, faint offsetting to front panel. A very good copy of Brophy's 'lesbian fantasia'. Very good/ good+ In her introduction to the 1987... Read more about this item
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£35.00
CARSON OF VENUS Argosy Magazine Jan- Feb 1938 Custom Display Case

CARSON OF VENUS Argosy Magazine Jan- Feb 1938 Custom Display Case

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Please note that the listing is for a Slipcase only. Contact Me for Custom Slipcases made to order. Each slipcase is individually hand made from the highest quality materials using time honored traditional techniques, and it is important to note that there are no acidic glues, resins, or epoxy mixes in their construction. Any paper and cloth products used are also acid free. Please note that this case has been designed to fit the 1st Edition / 1st Printing of the title and other copies are not guaranteed... Read more about this item
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£93.54
ANALOG 3.

ANALOG 3.

by Campbell, John W. (Ed)

Denis Dobson. 1966 1st edition.. No inscriptions. four square corners. some ff have a 'fold' in as small manufacturing defect else VG+ in VG dustwrapper (spine tanned and small chip at bottom, minor loss to tail, insect depredations around fold-ins, no major chips, loss, or tears). externally still a good looking copy if less than pristine.. Brown cloth boards. 269pp 8vo. Stories by Gordon Dickson, Christopher Anvil, Rick Raphael, John Berryman, Clifford D. Simak, Winston P. Sanders, Seaton McKettrig,... Read more about this item
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£15.00
THE TALES OF THE HEIKE.

THE TALES OF THE HEIKE.

by Watson, Burton. (Tr). (Ed. Haruo Shirane)

Columbia University Press. 2006 1st edition.. A Fine copy in matching dustwrapper.. Plum cloth boards. 216pp illustrated 8vo 0.5kg.
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£20.00
The Unconsoled.

The Unconsoled.

by ISHIGURO, Kazuo

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Signed by Kazuo Ishiguro on the title page. First U. S. edition / First printing. Blue cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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£89.47
The Daughters of Mars

The Daughters of Mars

by KENEALLY, Thomas

London: Sceptre, 2012. Hardback. Very Good. FIRST UK EDITION. Large 8vo. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pushing to heel of spine, a few light stains to top and bottom edges, else, clean, tight and bright. In the original dust jacket: light edgewear, fore-edge of front flap rubbed. A pleasing copy of Keneally's novel about two Australian sisters nursing on the Western front.
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£15.00
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz

by Mordecai Richler

Penguin, Toronto, 1987. 21st paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge wear and creasing, corner creases, spine creasing, a well read book.From Mordecai Richler, one of our greatest satirists, comes one of literature's most delightful characters, Duddy Kravitz -- in a novel that belongs in the pantheon of seminal twentieth century books.Duddy -- the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal -- is combative, amoral, scheming, a liar, and totally hilarious. From his street days tormenting... Read more about this item
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£1.74
Lover's Staff

Lover's Staff

by Vansittart, Sibell

MacMillan. Very Good. 1927. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Navy blue cloth, green title boxes top board and spine. Tiny wear at tips, one page corner turn-down. Untrimmed leading edges, green dyed TE. Eps and text unmarked.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 275 pages. bx140
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£61.00
The Ordways

The Ordways

by Humphrey, William

Knopf. Fine in Near Fine  unclipped (5.95) dust jacket. 1965 1st stated. HC 8vo red cloth, gilt, bright. TE dyed blue; 362 pages. bx142
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£20.34
Madeleine

Madeleine

by Andre Gide

Elephant/Dee Publisher, Chicago, 1998. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, dust shadow.Madeleine is the story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of Andre Gide's feelings towards his beloved and long-suffering wife. It was a relationship which Gide exalted--he termed it the central drama of his existence--yet deliberately shrouded in mystery. This was no ordinary marriage. Madeleine Rondeaux, two years older than her cousin Andre... Read more about this item
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£4.10
The Irish Witch

The Irish Witch

by WHEATLEY, Dennis

London: Hutchinson, 1973. Hardback. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Red patterned cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Map endpapers. Light foxing to edges, PO gift inscription to verso of ffep, light foxing to endpapers. Else, clean, bright and square. In Val Biro's religio-erotic illustrated dust jacket: spine sunned, edgewear, laminate lifting at joints. A very good copy of the penultimate Roger Brook novel. VG/ VG
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£25.00
The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses

The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses

by Peter Josyph

First Edition. First Printing. A run of only 50 copies, 30 of which are numbered and signed by the author and available here. 267 pages, a fine paperback with an original cover painting by the author ink printed on Breathing Color Velvet, interior pages on Cougar with 14 color illustrations, also by the author. Ivesian Arts Publishing's premiere offering. The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses is an impassioned tribute to one of the most popular and enduring novels by... Read more about this item
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£203.35
English Creek.

English Creek.

by DOIG, Ivan

New York: Atheneum, 1984. Signed by Ivan Doig on the title page. First edition / First printing. Rust cloth spine, gold paper covered boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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£69.14
Marching with Morgan: How Donald Lovell Became a Soldier of the Revolution

Marching with Morgan: How Donald Lovell Became a Soldier of the Revolution

by Lane, John V. ; John Goss (Illustrations)

Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Good with no dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; 1st Printing stated. Hardcover. Brown cloth, six color pictorial spine and top board, bright. Glossy b/w frontis, tissue intact, 5 additional full-page illustrations, all VG. 8pp ads. Front hinge weak, name ffep, moderate soil bottom board, else contents clean and sound.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo ; 364 pages. bx 138
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£101.68
A Sort of Life

A Sort of Life

by Greene, Graham

London: The Bodley Head, 1971 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Minor spine lean, short gift inscription on the front endpaper. The jacket is price clipped with minor edgewear and rubbing, small stain on rear of spine not visible on the front. Very Good/Very Good.
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£12.16
Sexing The Cherry

Sexing The Cherry

by WINTERSON, Jeanette

London: Bloomsbury 1989. 8vo, pp. 167. Original dark blue boards lettered in gold, blue silk bookmark. A near fine copy in a dustwrapper with the slightest of wear to top edge. First edition. The fourth novel by the author of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.
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£50.00
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY AND THE ROOM (EVERGREEN ORIGINAL PAPERBACK EDITION)

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY AND THE ROOM (EVERGREEN ORIGINAL PAPERBACK EDITION)

by HAROLD PINTER

NEW YORK: GROVE PRESS, 1961 Illustrated card covers (Paperback) 200 x 135 mm approx. 124 pp.16 b/w photos on 8 pp from productions courtesy of Associated Rediffusion Television and John Cowan. First Printing thus 1961. An Evergreen Original Paperback cover price $1.75. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale for further details and condition. Good (Covers-moderate general shelf wear, red title to spine faded to orange. Book block- no previous owner name, insc. nor annotations, fore edge... Read more about this item
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£15.00
CORDUROY.

CORDUROY.

by Bell, Adrian

Slightly Foxed. London 2009 1st edition thus.. No inscriptions. rear board damp marked, pity, just noticed it, else a lovely clean copy. no dustwrapper. . Pale tan cloth boards. 287pp 12mo. Copy No.1629 of 2000.
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£15.00
THE EDICT.

THE EDICT.

by Ehrlich, Max

Severn House. London 1984 1st UK edition.. No inscription. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (slightly rubbed).. Maroon cloth boards. 236pp 8vo.
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£15.00
THE MIDNIGHT LOVE FEAST

THE MIDNIGHT LOVE FEAST

by TOURNIER , Michael , Award Winning Author , WRIGHT , Barbara , Winner of Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize

London : WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO LTD, 1991 Fine H/b in near fine Dust jacket.First edition.1st print. An " Arabian Nights " from this most distinguished French Author- richly entwined with overlapping stories.Translated by Barbara Wright. The author has been described " as the most gifted and original novelist to emerge in France since the war". Further author information to D/j rear inner flap.[Book fine- black cloth gilt titles, no inscsp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped small... Read more about this item
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£7.00