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A Strong Dose of Myself [signed copy]

By: Abse, Dannie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23950

ISBN: 0091512603

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Dedicated by author on title page: punning on the title, he writes, "RX Ilse's / To be taken occasionally, with love. Dannie." Illustrated pale brown d/jkt, unclipped; very little wear, but tarnished, hence lower rating. Brown boards, bright; silver titling, bright; lingering whiff of tobacco. Amusing autobiographical writing by the great Welsh-Jewish poet. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 220 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

By: Armah, Ayi Kwei

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1968

Edition: First; First

Seller ID: 24059

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Illustrated d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; intact, but worn and frail, with small losses. Blk boards; a little marked and slightly faded; binding tight; a coupled of small stains on front foredges. ; 8vo (5 3/4" x 8 1/4"); 215 pages View more info

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The Kindness of Strangers [signed copy]

By: Baron, Stanley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1961

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23942

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Illustrated pale pink d/jkt, unclipped; intact, but worn, with small losses. Pale fawn boards, bright; lingering whiff of tobacco.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 184 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Facts of Love [signed copy]

By: Baron, Stanley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1956

Edition: First American

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23943

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Dedicated by the author on front endpaper. Illustrated yellow d/jkt, unclipped; intact, but worn, with small losses. Red cloth spine; light grey boards; lingering whiff of tobaco. Stated "first American edition". ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); 256 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Immediate Possession [signed copy]

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Macgibbon and Kee: 1961

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28699

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Inscribed by Blythe on the front endpaper, dd November 1961. Illustrated red d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; a trifle marked. Dk red boards, clean and bright; titling bright. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 191 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The High Window

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1967

Edition: First English

Seller ID: 26015

ISBN: 0241913977

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Illustrated b/w d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; intact, but a little worn at edges, with tiny losses. Dk blue boards; generally clean; binding tight; gilt titling bright. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 222 pages View more info

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The Gab Boys [signed copy]

By: Duodu, Cameron

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1967

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23944

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Dedicated by author on front endpaper: "For Ilsa / who ought to have been born black but is just as good all the same. Cameron Duodu". Illustrated white d/jkt, unclipped; a little marked and slightly age-toned. Brown boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. Foredges a little grubby, but pp clean, though a little age-toned. Lingering whiff of tobacco. Interesting novel of life in early post-independence Ghana. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 207 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Proofs of Affection [signed copy]

By: Friedman, Rosemary

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1982

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24204

ISBN: 0575031271

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Inscribed by author on title page. Illustrated dk red d/jkt, unclipped; one or two light creases on front; slightly darkened at front upper edge. Blue boards, clean and bright; gilt titling bright; binding tight. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 208 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Even With the Shutters Closed [signed copy]

By: Gandolfi, Simon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1965

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24061

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Inscribed by author on title page. Red + yellow d/jkt, unclipped; a little marked; slight wear to edges, with small losses; spine slightly darkened. Dk brown boards, bright; gilt titling, bright. The author's impressive debut novel.; 8vo (5 1/2" x v8"); 169 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Loser Takes All

By: Greene, Graham

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 24284

ISBN: 0434305421

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Illustrated blue + yellow d/jkt, unclipped; somewhat marked, esp. on rear; light wear to head and tail of spine, with small losses. Dk blue boards; a trifle marked; gilt titling still quite bright; top foredges lightly spotted. ; 8vo (5" x 7 1/2"); 140 pages View more info

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The Hireling

By: Hertley, L.P.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: 28672

ISBN: 0241902576

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Red + grey d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; very intact, but a trifle marked; spine faded. Olive green boards; binding tight; foredges spotted, with very occasional spotting to text. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 247 pages View more info

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Parade in Pairs

By: Jones, D.A. Nicholas

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1958

Edition: First; First

Seller ID: 22066

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Illustrated d/k blue d/jkt (by Pat Marriott), unclipped; intact, but somewhat worn, with small losses at edges. Dk blue boards; blk spine; clean and bright; binding tight, but slightly askew. pp foredges lightly marked. Owner's name on front endpaper, dd Sep 1958. Interesting, and very scarce, first novel contrasting various strata of contemporary society; also offers a sympathetic, and relatively early glimpse of West Indian immigrants' impact on working class society. ... View more info

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Der Heizer - ein fragment

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Kurt Wolff: 1916

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 25397

Condition: Good+


Plain brown thick paper wrappers; a little darkened; a little worn at edges. Wear to backstrip - binding intact, but rather frail; rear wrapper partially detached. "Oktober 1917" inked on front endpaper. No 3 in Wolff's "Junste Tag" series of booklets. German text.; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8 1/2"); 47 pages View more info

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Das Urteil

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Kurt Wolff: 1916

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25398

Condition: Good+


Blk boards, somewhat worn; small losses to front and rear front edges; gilt titling and decoration, still quite bright. Parchment spine, very worn - backstrip disintegrated, stitched binding exposed. Binding very frail, but intact. German text.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 28 pages View more info

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Der Prozess [The Trial]

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag die Schmiede: 1925

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25403

Condition: Good


Patterned grey boards; a little worn and marked. Front external hinge partially exposed; backstrip faded. Front board detached. Slight damage to title page - paper rubbed, part of title erased; the no "884" inked in - possibly a reference no. pp mostly clear and supple, but very occasionally spotted. German text.; 8vo (5 1/4" x 8"); 411 pages View more info

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Amerika

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: £275.00

Publisher: Munich, Kurt Wolff Verlag: 1927

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25404

Condition: Good


Pale red boards; worn at edges; lower corners rubbed, and slightly bumped. Brown cloth spine; very worn; nearly detached - stitched binding exposed. Front joint exposed; binding intact, but rather frail; no pp loose. Occasional spotting to pp. German text.; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 "); 391 pages View more info

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A Rose for Winter - Travels in Andalucia

By: Lee, Laurie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hogarth Press: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 23874

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


Illustrtated pale purple d/jkt, clipped; intact, but frail, and rather worn marked, with losses. Pale red boards; gilt titling a little dull. Owner's writing on front endpaper. Jacket design by Lynton Lamb. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 160 pages View more info

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Heat - An 87th Precinct Novel [signed copy]

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1981

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25411

ISBN: 0670364797

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by McBain on the title page. Illustrated blk d/jkt, unclipped; in clear film. Blk boards, clean and bright; yellow cloth spine; binding tight. Tiny stain on lower edge of front endpaper.; 8vo (6" x 9"); 227 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Testing Ground [inscribed copy]

By: Newman, G.F.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1987

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25614

ISBN: 0718128680

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Inscibed by Newman to the actor William Hoyland, who appeared in several of his plays. Illustrated dk blue d/jkt, unclipped. Dk blue boards, bright; silver titling, bright; binding tight. Cheap paper has browned slightly. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 346 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Pierrot A novel

By: Queneau, Raymond

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Lehmann: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27906

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


First English language edition, publisher's original blue cloth in pictorial dust wrapper, dw slightly chipped at spine ends but now protected in a clear plastic wrapper, boards quite spotted with old dampstaining, light marks to endpapers, no ownership names, binding firm, first published in French by Gallimard under the title 'Pierrot Mon Ami' and translated from the French by Julian MacLaren-Ross. ; Modern European library series; 5" x 7.5"; 198 pages View more info