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Firsts and Collectables

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Nice Work - A Novel, Lodge, David
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The War Between The Tates

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The Red House

My Sisters' Keeper, Hartley, L.P.
My Sisters' Keeper

Riddley Walker, Hoban, Russell
Riddley Walker

Looking Forward - An Anthology of Science Fiction, Lesser, Milton             (ed)
Looking Forward - An Anthology of Science Fiction

A Perfect Spy, Le Carré, John
A Perfect Spy

Love, Again, Lessing, Doris
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The Blue Lantern, , Collette
1 The Blue Lantern
, Collette. Secker & Warburg, London, 1963. first thus, Hardback, 188mm x 128mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 161pp. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear. Ephemeral Guardian article about Collette from 2012. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, tanned at rear where exposed. Volume from the English Uniform Edition of Collette's works, translated from the French by Roger Senhouse. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: ship, ageing, sensescence, old. 15549

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The Vagabond, , Collette
2 The Vagabond
, Collette. Secker & Warburg, London, 1954. first thus, Hardback, 188mm x 127mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 223pp. Reading copy only/. Book in Good+ condition but front endpaper has been cut out. Otherwise clean if a little aged and worn. Ephemeral Guardian article about Collette from 2010, small sticker to inner front board. Dustwrapperis clean with some wear, rear tanned in places. Volume VI in the English Uniform Edition of Collette's works, translated from the French by Enid McLeod. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: France, bourgeois, romance, artist. 15548

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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams, Douglas
3 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

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Watership Down, Adams, Richard
4 Watership Down
Adams, Richard. BCA, London, 1980. second edition, Hardback, 216mm x 137mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 9th impression, , 413pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for a little foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear to edges. Book club edition of hugely popular animal fable first published in 1972. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: rabbit, burrow, animal, Fiver. 15508

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Isaac Asimov's Inferno, Allen, Roger MacBride
5 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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6 Dancers in Mourning
Allingham, Margery. William Heinemann, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 129mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 348pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped with some grubby patches, spine creased, heavy foxing to block edges also affects opening/closing pages and some page edges throughout. Early print of 1937 Allingham crime novel featuring Albert Campion. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Allingham, novel, thirties, Campion. 15509

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One Fat Englishman - a novel, Amis, Kingsley
7 One Fat Englishman - a novel
Amis, Kingsley. Victor Gollancz, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 130mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Good +/Good. Spine and boards clean, block edges darkened with foxing on top edge, minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and tanning, small loss at top of spine and top corners. First edition of Amis novel. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Amis, novel, sixties. 15507

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That Uncertain Feeling, Amis, Kingsley
8 That Uncertain Feeling
Amis, Kingsley. Victor Gollancz, London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 182mm x 124mm maroon cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 254pp. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards clean, block edges darkened with foxing on top edge, minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) is tanned at edges, spine also darkened, clean overall. First edition of second Amis novel. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: comic, novel, fifties. 15506

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"Piracy", Arlen, Michael
9 "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

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A Case of Conscience and Other Tales, Armstrong, Martin
10 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

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Oryx and Crake, Atwood, Margaret
11 Oryx and Crake
Atwood, Margaret. Bloomsbury, London, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm decorated boards, 378pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, clean with minimal wear, Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. First edition of another dystopian future novel by the author of "The Handmaid's Tale." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: future, dystopia, tyranny. 15518

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The Penelopiad, Atwood, Margaret
12 The Penelopiad
Atwood, Margaret. Canongate, Edinburgh, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 136mm black cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, xv prelims, 199pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A curious re-intepretation of an obscure episode in the Odyssey. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Odyssey, maid, Ithaca. 15521

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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H.E.
13 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H.E.. Michael Joseph, London, 1959. first edition, Hardback, 202mm x 132mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 159pp. Good/Good +. Gift Inscription. Spine bumped, block edges tanned, heavy differential fading to endpapers/inner boards. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and cheery wih some chipping to edges, flaps tanned and clipped. Charming Bates novel featuring the well-known Larkin family on holiday abroad. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: overseas, Larkin, buds, English. 15528

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The Purple Plain, Bates, H.E.
14 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

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Circles of Deceit, Bawden, Nina
15 Circles of Deceit
Bawden, Nina. Macmillan, London, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 138mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 189pp. Good +++/Very Good. Block edges a little tanned, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "A subtle and compelling story of human suffering enveloped in a comedy of deception." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: novel, copyist, forgery. 15520

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Butcher's Dozen - An Anthology by the Crime Writers Association, Bell, Josephine             et al
16 Butcher's Dozen - An Anthology by the Crime Writers Association
Bell, Josephine et al. Heinemann, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 194mm x 127mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 297pp. Colour illustrations.Good/Fair. Signed by author Josephine Bell. Book has been well read, wear from handling, block edges grubby with some foxing, endpapers darkened. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, also grubby with some small stains, thin loss at ends of spine. 1950s anthology of crime and thriller stories by sundry authors of the Crime Writers Association - fifteen in all, title notwithstanding - with a short introducion. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: crime, thriller, Procter, Fitt. 15547

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Love thy Neighbour, Benson, Sally
17 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
18 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

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The Empty House, Blackwood, Algernon
19 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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20 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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21 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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Out of Africa, Blixen, Karen
22 Out of Africa
Blixen, Karen. Putnam, London, 1960. first edition, Hardback, 200mm x 135mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , ix prelims, 415pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear and ageing. Later print of classic 1937 novel of colonial-age Africa. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: colonial, Ngong, Kikuyu, game. 15526

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Everest - The Unclimbed Ridge, Bonington, Chris ;   Clarke, Charles
23 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
24 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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Eva Trout or Changing Scenes, Bowen, Elizabeth
25 Eva Trout or Changing Scenes
Bowen, Elizabeth. Jonathan Cape, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 194mm x 135mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 318pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards bumped, faint stain to right block edge, else nice and clean. Ephemeral cutting of 2012 Guardian review. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear, flaps creased and clipped. Marvellous social comedy set amongst the fruit-farming communities of Worcestershire. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: comedy, romance, provincial, England. 15527

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You Were There, Brahm, Caryl ;   Simon, S.J.
26 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.
27 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
28 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
29 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

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A Chain of Voices, Brink, Andre
30 A Chain of Voices
Brink, Andre. Faber & Faber, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 525pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with light edgewear, spine colour a little faded. First edition of important apartheid-era novel concerning actual events in 1825 when a group of black slaves rebelled against their Afrikaaner rulers. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: apartheid, slavery, Afrikaaner, racism. 15546

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