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The Blue Lantern

By: , Collette

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1963

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15549

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

The Pure and the Impure

By: , Collette

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1968

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16487

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 202mm x 130mm dark pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 172pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight overall, some wear and foxing to block edges and endpapers, spine colour faded. Curious Collette volume first published in 1932, in English translation by Herma Briffault, introduced by Janet Flanner. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: France, Paris, sex, cocotte View more info

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Isaac Asimov's Inferno

By: Allen, Roger MacBride

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Millennium: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10418

Condition: Very Good


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, Cali... View more info

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"Piracy"

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1922

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2612

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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A Case of Conscience and Other Tales

By: Armstrong, Martin

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1937

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2613

Condition: Good


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 bo... View more info

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Oryx and Crake

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15518

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Purple Plain

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1947

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8065

Condition: Good


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 Collecta... View more info

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A Breath of French Air

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1959

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15528

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Circles of Deceit

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15520

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Walking Naked

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16475

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 138mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 221pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling, board corners bumped. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A single-day novel which roams through the life and the times of Laura, the central character who holds it all together. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: memory, nightmare, Laura, unity View more info

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Love thy Neighbour

By: Benson, Sally

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1939

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2340

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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The Deceivers

By: Bester, Alfred

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Severn House: 1984

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16474

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 205mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 255pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear, front flap clipped. First UK hardback edition of excellent science fiction tale in which an energy source on an asteroid holds the key to the fate of the Solar System… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Triton, SF, cosmos, metacrystal View more info

For All That I Found There

By: Blackwood, Caroline

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1973

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8080

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

Everest - The Unclimbed Ridge

By: Bonington, Chris ; Clarke, Charles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1983

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 13590

Condition: Very Good


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 cl... View more info

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My Illustrated Life

By: Botham, Ian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 2007

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 8081

Condition: Very Good


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 Colle... View more info

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You Were There

By: Brahm, Caryl ; Simon, S.J.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14859

Condition: Fair


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 child... View more info

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A Mutual Pair - an omnibus volume

By: Brahms, Caryl ; Simon, S.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1976

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 10414

Condition: Good +++


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 lat... View more info

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The Pious Agent

By: Braine, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12312

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Fan-Tan - A Novel

By: Brando, Marlon ; Cammell, Donald

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8391

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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A Chain of Voices

By: Brink, Andre

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15546

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

The Production - A Novel

By: Broun, Daniel

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1971

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 3991

Condition: Good +++


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, t... View more info

The Fourteenth of October

By: Bryher,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 2004

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Breakfast at Tiffany's

By: Capote, Truman

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1958

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 13954

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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Charley is my Darling

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1974

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15539

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 192mm x 127mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 6th impression, , 343pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, front flap clipped with sticker residue. Late print of Carfax edition of 1940 novel by Cary. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: war, country, evacuee View more info

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The African Witch

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1970

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 15540

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 192mm x 127mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 3rd impression, , 309pp. Good +/Good +. Book is ex-lib with sticker residue and stamps, block edges grubby from handling. Dustwrapper has wear and chipping to edges, front flap stained. Late print of Carfax edition of 1936 novel by Cary. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Africa, religion, Nigeria View more info

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Power on the Scent

By: Clandon, Henrietta

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1937

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8393

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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The Blood Royal - A Joe Sandliands Murder Mystery

By: Cleverly, Barbara

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London / New York, Constable / Soho: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16472

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 391pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still nice and clean with just a little fain smudging to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. In 1922, a series of politically-motivated killings in London means another case for Commander Sandilands of Scotland Yard… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bolshevik, IRA, twenties, police View more info

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Aleph

By: Coelho, Paulo

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16473

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm white cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 300pp. plus advertisments,Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight, final pages a little crinkly. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear, ends of spine bumped. English edition of Portuguese novel which journeys across continents and through centuries in search of spiritual meaning. Translation by Margaret Jull Costa. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Asia, time, spirit, Portugal View more info

The Red Horseman

By: Coonts, Stephen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1993

Seller ID: 3993

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 344pp. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges a little 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 View more info

Rebel

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4001

Condition: Good +


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, Co... View more info