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Modern Firsts and Collectables

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Falling, Thubron, Colin
Falling

The White Guns, Reeman, Douglas
The White Guns

The Reason Why - An Anthology of the Murderous Mind, Rendell, Ruth             (ed)
The Reason Why - An Anthology of the Murderous Mind

Juan in China, Linklater, Eric
Juan in China

In The Country of Men, Matar, Hisham
In The Country of Men

The Time Before This, Monsarrat, Nicholas
The Time Before This

Dinner with James, Heaton, Rose Henniker
Dinner with James

Imperial Governor, Shipway, George
Imperial Governor

 

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"Piracy", Arlen, Michael
1 "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
2 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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Love thy Neighbour, Benson, Sally
3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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

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7 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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8 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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The Blasted Acre, Ellinger, Geoffrey
9 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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In the Cool of the Day, Ertz, Susan
10 In the Cool of the Day
Ertz, Susan. Harper & Brothers, New York, 1960. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 309pp. Good/Good +++. Contemporary letter by author to "Cicely" affixed to front endpaper. Block edge opposite spine is frayed, top of block slightly stained. Block and boards lacking tightness. Dustwrapper (now protected) is slightly worn and discoloured with age, with some chipping and bumping to top and base. Corners clipped (as issued?). A novel of tragedy and of passion and of life itself, from the author of Charmed Circle. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Ertz, Cool, Day, London, New York. 2680

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Dinner with James, Heaton, Rose Henniker
11 Dinner with James
Heaton, Rose Henniker. Elkin Mathews Marrot, London, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 8vo Paper boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 244pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Green cloth spine, attractive rainbow marbled paper boards now darkened and marked in places. Bumping and scuffing of boards and spine. Front has slipped 1cm in advance of rear. Block edges ragged. "A treatise on Sunday supper, together with sundry reflections on the vanity of human nature." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: James, Sloane, Cadogan. 4009

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I, Arnold, Janes, Phil
12 I, Arnold
Janes, Phil. Millennium Orion, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 280pp. Very Good/Very Good. Slight shelf wear. An android runs for World President 450 years from now, with hilarious consequences? You better believe it…. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Robot, android, future. 1782

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Juan in China, Linklater, Eric
13 Juan in China
Linklater, Eric. Jonathan Cape, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 383pp. Fair/Fair. Boards are grubby at top. Block also darkened and dusty around edges. Base is irregular and is now a little ragged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general shelfwear, with chipping and creasing along top, spine faded, generally grubby. The adventures of the adventurous Juan Motley in China under the shadow of war. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: China. Juan, Linklater. 4019

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In The Country of Men, Matar, Hisham
14 In The Country of Men
Matar, Hisham. Viking, London, 2006. Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 245pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. A "novel of devastaring power" which "goes to the very heart of the cruelties and frailties of human experience." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Libya, Suleiman, medicine. 4018

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The Time Before This, Monsarrat, Nicholas
15 The Time Before This
Monsarrat, Nicholas. Cassell, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 127pp. Fair/Good. Book tight and solid, but block and boards have general foxing, with block darkened, especially around edges. Dustwrapper is basically clean with litle or no shelfwear, though darkened around flap edges. An "important, powerful parable" written by "a master story-telle.r" Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Monsarrat, Canada, Artctic, Shepherd. 4015

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The Secret memoirs of Lord Byron, Nicole, Christopher
16 The Secret memoirs of Lord Byron
Nicole, Christopher. Michael Joseph, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 416pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped. Some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper has been handled over time, with light shelfwear and 1/2 sq cm of loss to top of rear by spine. The fictitious long-lost memoirs of the greatest literary hero of the Romantic age. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Byron, Romantic, sister, Greece. 4038

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The Bird Artist, Norman, Howard
17 The Bird Artist
Norman, Howard. Faber & Faber, London, 1994. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 289pp. Good +++/Very Good. Foxing to block edges, especially top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear. Fabian Vas is an expert painter of birds in the bleak landscape of Newfoundland. And he is also a murderer, as he explains with alarming analysis, in the course of this most enigmatic and literate of novels… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Newfoundland, birds, painting, murder.. 1779

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The White Guns, Reeman, Douglas
18 The White Guns
Reeman, Douglas. Heinemann, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 326pp. Good +++/Very Good. Spine a little bumped, with fading to front board base edge.Block a little darkened around edges. Dustwrapper has just a suspicion of shelfwear to top of flaps. Front flap clipped. "Vivid naval action at its most authentic" said the Sunday Times of this novel set in the confused period immediately after the end of WW2. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Naval, war, VE Day, U-boats. 4032

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The Reason Why - An Anthology of the Murderous Mind, Rendell, Ruth             (ed)
19 The Reason Why - An Anthology of the Murderous Mind
Rendell, Ruth (ed). Jonathan Cape, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, x prelims, 189pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled occasionally. A little creasing to base of rear. The doyenne of crime writers introduces her own selection of extracts from classic literature, to illustrate and cast light upon the minds of those who murder. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Murder, Rendell, literature, Shakespeare. 4031

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20 A Summer Day And Other Stories
Roberts, Kate. Penmark Press, Cardiff, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 121pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards a little bumped. Foxing to block edges, inner boards and opening/closing pages. Collection of English translations of richly rewarding Welsh short stories, with a thoughtful foreword by Storm Jameson. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Wales, Roberts, Summer, Quilt. 4030

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Imperial Governor, Shipway, George
21 Imperial Governor
Shipway, George. Peter Davies, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 398pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good/Good +. Front has slipped 1/2 cm in front of rear. Foxing to edges. Differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear along top and botto, with ends of spine chipped, with 1cm flattened tear to top. A novel based firmly on fact, telling General Suetonius Paulinus' own story of how his Roman legions finally conquered Britain. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Britannia, Suetonius, Boudicca. 4054

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Learning Laughter, Spender, Stephen
22 Learning Laughter
Spender, Stephen. Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, vi prelims, 201pp. Good +/Good +++. Block loosened from rear board and spine at base, slight foxing to block edges, bumped ends of spine. Staining/discolouring across back board and top right corner of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight discolouring around edges and shelfwear to top of covers, spine and inner flaps. An account of how Jewish children from diverse international backgrounds came to live alongside each other in the young State ofr israel. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Israel, orphans, Jews, migration. 1751

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The Last Enchantment, Stewart, Mary
23 The Last Enchantment
Stewart, Mary. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 448pp. Good/Good +++. Ex-lib, with stamp(s?) and "Withdrawn". Block edges dusted and well handled. Opening pages have been dampened at some point in past. Dustwrapper has impression of previous library protection on flaps. A rich and fantastic tale of magic and warfare in the days of King Arthuir and Merlin. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Britain, Arthur, Merlin, sword.. 2627

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24 Merry-go-Round
Thomas, F.W.. G.P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York, 1925. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, nd impression, , 248pp. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, some light markings, spine frayed at ends. Block darkened with edges dusty, differential fading to endpapers. Collected Sketches and Verses previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thomas, Merry-go-Round, Sprig. 4062

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25 Rain and Shine
Thomas, F.W.. G.P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York, 1925. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 262pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Boards bumped and scuffed, with some faint marks, spine also bumped, with ends frayed and some rippling perhaps caused by past dampening. Block darkened with edges a little grubby in places. Collected Sketches and Verses previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thomas, Shine, Chimmerley. 4060

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26 Week-Ends
Thomas, F.W.. G.P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York, 1925. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 250pp. Good/NoWrapper. Spine a little bumped. Block a little darkened with dusty edges, differential fading to endpapers. Collected Stories and Sketches previously published in the Saturday isue of "The Star" Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thomas, Sketches, Week-end, Plimley. 4061

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Members' Lobby, Thompson, Kenneth
27 Members' Lobby
Thompson, Kenneth. Michael Joseph, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Some dusting of block edges, spine scuffed and very slightly bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has faded spine. A British political thriller written by a seasoned politician of his age Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Politics, Parliament, Commons, Westminster. 2631

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Falling, Thubron, Colin
28 Falling
Thubron, Colin. Heinemann, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 152pp. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by author. Author signature on private library sticker below half title. Spine slightly bumped, top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally, with some scratching and smudging. "An intensely moving story of love and loss." Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Thubron, Falling, journalist. 4063

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The Liberators, Tilt, Notburga
29 The Liberators
Tilt, Notburga. Arthur Stockwell, Ilfracombe, Devon, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Slight dusting to top of block else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally, top of spine slightly bumped but no other signs of wear. The author's recollections of life as a singer in post-war Vienna. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Vienna, war, Allies, music. 4044

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The Strongest Weapon, Tilt, Notburga
30 The Strongest Weapon
Tilt, Notburga. Arthur Stockwell, Ilfracombe, Devon, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 227pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author (in 1998). Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but still bright with little or no shelfwear. The true experiences of a secret agent in the Second World War. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: War, Austria, spy, Nazi. 4051

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