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Firsts and Collectables

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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams, Douglas
1 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglas. Arthur Barker, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 159pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but still clean and tight with minimal wear, spine a little bumped at ends. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear to edges, spine colour faded by light exposure. This is the second state d/w which is solid colour only on rear. First edition of first book in Adams' phenomenally successful sci-fi comedy series of novels, itself an adaptation of the original BBC Radio series of 1978, whose credits are given here. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Zaphod, satire, Dent, android This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14861

Price: 135.00 GBP
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Isaac Asimov's Inferno, Allen, Roger MacBride
2 Isaac Asimov's Inferno
Allen, Roger MacBride. Millennium, London, 1994. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 244pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but still tight and clean with no signs of wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Excellent follow-up to MacBride's "Caliban" in which the no-law robot of that name is once again at the centre of planet-shaking events on the decaying Spacer world of Inferno. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Asimov, robot, Caliban. 10418

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3 Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now
Angelou, Maya. Random House, New York, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 8vo Red/Purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition2nd state, xiii prelims, 141pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dustwrapper now protected. First US edition. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables.. 2000

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"Piracy", Arlen, Michael
4 "Piracy"
Arlen, Michael. Collins, London, 1922. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 338pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Inner board stamped with previous owner's name. Book generally worn, with boards bumped and scuffed, with some discolouring, foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, differential fading to endpapers. Another tale of English high society by the Oxford-educated Armenian Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Oxford, London, England. 2612

Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Case of Conscience and Other Tales, Armstrong, Martin
5 A Case of Conscience and Other Tales
Armstrong, Martin. Victor Gollancz, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 287pp. Good/NoWrapper. "Mudies Library" sticker to top of front board (outer and inner) and ticket holder on inner rear board - Book aged with boards and spine bumped, creased and slightly discoloured. Foxing to block edges. Adhesive residue to front endpaper. A 1937 collection of 21 short stories by a master storyteller Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Ogress, Porter, Conscience This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 2613

Price: 55.00 GBP
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The Purple Plain, Bates, H.E.
6 The Purple Plain
Bates, H.E.. Michael Joseph, London, 1947. first edition, Hardback, 203mm x 132mm purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. Good/Less than good. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped and a little faded in places, differential fading to endpapers, block a little darkened with age. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally badly worn, with chipping to all edges, spine faded, and loss up to 2cm thick at top and bottom of rear and spine. First edition of 1947 Bates novel. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bates, purple, Forrester. 8065

Price: 9.50 GBP
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Love thy Neighbour, Benson, Sally
7 Love thy Neighbour
Benson, Sally. Constable, London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 295pp. Good/Less than good. Owners inscription. Block edges dusted, foxed and frayed. Boards and spine have a small number of spotty stains. Dustwrapper is extensively worn, with frayed edges, general staining and discolouring, and loss at base of front and both ends of spine. A collection of quirky short stories about modern life in general and modern women in particular, sharply observed and sparkling with insight. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Stories, women, modern. 2340

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Can Such Things Be?, Bierce, Ambrose
8 Can Such Things Be?
Bierce, Ambrose. White Lion, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 128mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 254pp. Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, some staiining to board edges also, block edges worn from handling with a little foxing, differential fading to endpapers, Foyles sticker on inner front board, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn, chipped and darkened but still presentable, with protection. Latter-day republication of spine-chilling 1893 collection of twenty-four sinister stories by an early master of the macabre. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: ghost, spooky, haunted, macabre This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13576

Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Empty House, Blackwood, Algernon
9 The Empty House
Blackwood, Algernon. The Richards Press, London, 1947. third edition, Hardback, 19cm x 13cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, third edition, v prelims, 316pp. Good +/Fair. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped, ock edges worn with one or two smudges, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges with some fragmentary loss. Post-WW2 edition of Blackwood's first collection of Ghost Stories, originally published in 1906. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: ghost, creepy, mystery, haunted. 13575

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10 For All That I Found There
Blackwood, Caroline. Duckworth, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 166mm black cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 143pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. No d/w and boards have faded a little where exposed to light source. Block a little darkened with age but pagtes nice and clean. Collection of short stories and articles by Blackwood, some previously published in the early 1970s. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Blackwood, fiction, Ulster. 8080

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11 Great Granny Webster
Blackwood, Caroline. Duckworth, London, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, 135pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Front board is darkened at base, block edges show signs of handling, book otherwise tight, clean and solid. First edition of 1977 Booker Prize-nominated tale by Lady Caroline, inspired by her own experiences of a loveless elderly relation. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Blackwoood, Webster, novel. 8082

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Everest - The Unclimbed Ridge, Bonington, Chris ;   Clarke, Charles
12 Everest - The Unclimbed Ridge
Bonington, Chris ; Clarke, Charles. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 18cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 132+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Signed by author. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections.Signed by Bonington on title page. Dustwrappert has some wear from handling, ink transfer to interior from base of spine, colour fading also to spine. Account of expedition leader and doctor of an 1982 climb on Everest in which the summit party perished on the final assault. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Everest, summit, ridge. 13590

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My Illustrated Life, Botham, Ian
13 My Illustrated Life
Botham, Ian. Cassell, London, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 259mm x 195mm decorated boards, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good. Signed by author. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has just a little shelfwear to edges and evidence of handling to rear. With a Foreword by Sir Mick Jagger, these are Beefy's memories of his life in cricket and after, generously illustrated with photographs. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Botham, cricket, Headingley This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8081

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You Were There, Brahm, Caryl ;   Simon, S.J.
14 You Were There
Brahm, Caryl ; Simon, S.J.. Michael Joseph, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 183mm x 120mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 304pp. Fair/Good +. Book has been well read, spine creased, some edgewear, heavy foxing to endpapers, inner boards an opening/closing pages, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and rubbing. Ancient ex-libris sticker on spine. The last collaborative Brahms-Simon novel before the latter's death is a trademark comic romp featuring old General Marrible (of Mafeking) and his four children. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: comedy, London, society. 14859

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A Mutual Pair - an omnibus volume, Brahms, Caryl ;   Simon, S.J.
15 A Mutual Pair - an omnibus volume
Brahms, Caryl ; Simon, S.J.. Michael Joseph, London, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm pink cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 479pp. Good +++/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book has been read and has inscribed ex-libris stickers on front endpaper. Block edges a little darkened by age, spine creased at base else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light edgewear, colour fading to spine, rear darkened by Age, else clean and presentable. Two Brahms and Simon novels in one volume - a tale of conspiracy in late Elizabethan England, and a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet in a Victorian setting. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Tudor, historical, Romeo, novel. 10414

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The Pious Agent, Braine, John
16 The Pious Agent
Braine, John. Eyre Methuen, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 132mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book has been handled but still clean and tight with minimal wear to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is in excellent condition given age. Just a little wear at top of spine. First edition of page-turning spy thriller by the author of "Room at the Top." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Soviet, espionage, MI5. 12312

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Fan-Tan - A Novel, Brando, Marlon ;   Cammell, Donald
17 Fan-Tan - A Novel
Brando, Marlon ; Cammell, Donald. Heinemann, London, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 247pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, some evidence of handling of block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little shelfwear. A surprising, entertaining novel by screen legend Brando in collaboration with screenwriter Cammell. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Brando, Asia, pirate, Fan-Tan. 8391

Price: 7.00 GBP
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Lewis Percy, Brookner, Anita
18 Lewis Percy
Brookner, Anita. Jonathan Cape, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 261pp. Good +++/Good +. Hardback is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded. 1989 novel by a major contemporary English-language writer. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Brookner, Lewis, feminism. 8392

Price: 6.50 GBP
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19 The Production - A Novel
Broun, Daniel. Cassell, London, 1971. first thus, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 369pp. Good +++/Good +. Inscribed by author. Spine bumped, actual edges of boards faded, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with edge chipping along top. Rear a little darkened with 1cm flattened tear at top. A novel which "takes the reader into the heart of a Broadway production" in first UK edition. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Broadway, theatre, Broun. 3991

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20 The Fourteenth of October
Bryher,. Collins, London, 1955. Hardback, 8vo Cream/Black cloth boards, gilt titles, , 2nd impression, , 221pp. Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Dustwrapper (now protected) shows shelfware and slight chipping at top of spine. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: 1066, Harold Godwinson, Saxon. 2004

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21 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Capote, Truman. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 200mm x 132mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 159pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and grubby, spine has a crease, block edges darkened by age, ink smudge to bottom block edge, pages otherwise clean, binding good. First UK edition of Capote novella latterly and famously adapted for cinema, which also contains three short stories. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Flowers, Guitar, Christmas, Golightly This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13954

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Utz, Chatwin, Bruce
22 Utz
Chatwin, Bruce. Jonathan Cape, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 154pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, faint foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, very good save for blotchy marking to front flap. Unforgettable work of high literary value centred around a resourceful Jew in Nazi-era Bohemia. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bohemia, Meissen, Golem, Gestapo. 14858

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Power on the Scent, Clandon, Henrietta
23 Power on the Scent
Clandon, Henrietta. Geoffrey Bles, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm , 287pp. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards just a little bumped but clean, block edges grubby with foxing, latter also to endpapers. 1937 Clandon crime novel featuring Power the lawyer... Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Clandon, Scent, crime, Power. 8393

Price: 12.00 GBP
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24 The Red Horseman
Coonts, Stephen. Century, London, 1993. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 344pp. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges a littkle darkened and slightly grubby. No other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear and has been handled but basically bright and clean. A post-Cold war thriller concerning the CIA, Middle East terrorists and 20 000 nuclear weapons. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Coonts, Moscow, CIA, thriller. 3993

Price: 8.00 GBP
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25 Rebel
Cornwell, Bernard. Harper Collins, London, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 308pp. Good +/Good +. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped and faded at edges. Top of block dusty. Book has been well read. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumping, some light creasing and general signs of handling. First of US Civil War series by Cornwell, featuring Nathaniel Starbuck, a Northern boy who ends up fighting for the South. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bull Run, Cornwell, Starbuck. 4001

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The Pit-Prop Syndicate, Crofts, Freeman Wills
26 The Pit-Prop Syndicate
Crofts, Freeman Wills. Collins, London, Hardback, 16cm x 11cm blue cloth boards, blue titles, , 246pp. Good/Good. Book has been well read and is grubby in places but still tight and in better than good condition save for a notable stain to spine. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little grubbiness here and there but overall condition is impressive and presentable. Just spoilt a little by stain to spine. No date given for this pocket-sized volume of cheap detective fiction, but surely a mid-20th century publication - late pre-war? Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Crime, fiction, Scotland Yard. 9350

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27 The Zemganno Brothers
de Goncourt, Edmond. Alvin Redman, London, 1957. first thus, Top of boards dusty. Block edges also dusty with matbe the very beginnings of foxing. Tight, clean and solid. Translated by Leonard Clark and Iris Allam, this is the first English edition of de Gomcourt's classic tale of the circus.. 3990

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Olympia - a monthly review from Paris, de Gramont, Sanche
28 Olympia - a monthly review from Paris
de Gramont, Sanche. Olympia Press, Paris, 1962. Paperback, 250mm x 177mm , 80pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Magazine publication has been well read. Covers grubby and stained, staining also to top corner of pages throughout. January 1962 edition of a French arts magazine includes extracts from William Burroughs' "Soft Machine" and an illustrated article on chastity belts... Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Olympia, Paris, Donleavy, 1962. 8678

Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Talking Parcel, Durrell, Gerald
29 The Talking Parcel
Durrell, Gerald. Collins, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm turquoise cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. Good +/Fair. Owners inscription. Book has been handled, exterior bumped, light wear to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and chipped, loss at corners, some tearing and creasing also with front flap clipped. A fast-moving fantasy novel for all ages from the author of "My Family and Other Animals." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: animal, mythologia, spider, parrot This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13578

Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Blasted Acre, Ellinger, Geoffrey
30 The Blasted Acre
Ellinger, Geoffrey. Stanley Smith, London, 1936. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, ix prelims, 229pp. Good/NoWrapper. Boards bumped and generally discoloured, block edges aged and foxed, with foxing also to opening / closing pages. Some separating of front board. A novel of well-to-do English folk, set in a single week of the Spring of 1935. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Cynthia, Julian. 2617

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