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Meg

Meg

by KEOGH, Theodora

London: Peter Davies, 1951 Scarce edition. Unmarked. Dust jacket is unclipped and unfaded, slight wear to corners. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item Price
$45.00
Emlyn; an early autobiography, 1927-1935

Emlyn; an early autobiography, 1927-1935

by Williams, Emlyn

New York: The Viking Press, 1974. Hardcover. viii, 424p., very good first US edition in cloth and dj. Young 4124*.
Item Price
$15.00
Under the Sun - poems

Under the Sun - poems

by Lee, Christopher

London: The Bodley Head 1948. 8vo. 63 pp., jacket dusty and darkened, good overall. Presentation copy from the author. 'To Jack | from Christopher Lee | May 1948 '. From the Library of bookseller Jack Sassoon. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1948.
Item Price
£60.00
The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

by Colson Whitehead

First edition, first impression (Fleet, 2016). Limited to just 100 signed and numbered copies, of which this is number 45. Fine, with hint of compression to spine foot, in a fine dust jacket.
Item Price
£400.00
Dreamtigers

Dreamtigers

by Borges, Jorge Luis

London: Souvenir Press 1973. 8vo. 95 pp. Hardback in dust wrapper. Very clean unread copy, with a couple of creases to the inner flaps. No ownership marks. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. 0285647105 . Fine. Hardcover. First UK Edition. 1973.
Item Price
£60.00
Rosaly's New School

Rosaly's New School

by Oxenham, Elsie Jeanette

London: W. & R. Chambers Limited 1913. 8vo. [viii.], 304 pp. In the original decorative blue cloth designed by T. J. Overnell (as well as four colour illustrations), with green black and pinkish white illustration. Lettered in gilt. Bumped at extremities, some minor rubbing, but a very good copy of a scarce title. . Very Good. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. 1913.
Item Price
£175.00
The Snow, and Other Stories

The Snow, and Other Stories

by Freund, Philip

New York: Pilgrim House, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. First edition, 1935. 8vo, hardcover, 226 pp. Book is Near Fine, with mild discooration to endpapers. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. Deckle edge pages. Dust jacket is Good+ with edgewear and minor loss; jacket is largely present. Edgewear includes chipping and minor loss to extremities, less than one-inch loss to crown of spine where it meets rear panel, and shallow closed tears to bottom edges. Clipping to four corners... Read more
Item Price
$123.10
Night's Black Agent

Night's Black Agent

by W Townend

London: Rich and Cowan, 1955. Adventure story of seven refugees from behind the Iron Curtain being smuggled to London when it is discovered one is a Rede Agent but unknown which one. 192 pages in clean condition with just a few light foxing spots to outer edges of pages, not inside and a couple of very small spots to endpapers. inscription on front endpaper To J M A from W T someone has put in pencil underneath author but not verified, priced as book if it is author's writing this is a bonus.... Read more
Item Price
£40.00
Summerland.

Summerland.

by CHABON, Michael

New York: Hyperion, 2002. Signed on the title page by the author who has drawn a baseball by his signature. This is being sold together with a promotional package of Summerland cards. First edition / First printing. White paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
Item Price
$100.00
Human Croquet

Human Croquet

by Atkinson, Kate

Doubleday, 1997. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Square and tight copy in bright unclipped jacket. No marks or inscriptions though the page block is not as bright as it could be.
Item Price
£10.00
THE YEARS

THE YEARS

by Woolf, Virginia

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. 435pp. Bound in blue buckram, spine gilt over brown block, some rubbing and darkening to board edges, little wear to corners. A very good copy in price clipped pictorial dust jacket rubbed along folds and spine ends.
Item Price
$165.00
Helliconia Spring. Helliconia Summer. Helliconia Winter. In three volumes

Helliconia Spring. Helliconia Summer. Helliconia Winter. In three volumes

by Aldiss, Brian W

London: Jonathan Cape 1982 / 1983 / 1985. 8vo. In 3 volumes. All volumes are first editions. 361; 398; 281, (4) pp. Hardbacks in pictorial dust jackets. Djs bright. Internally clean. No ownership names. Jackets not price-clipped. 0224018485 0224018477 0224018434 . Very Good. Hardback. First Editions. 1982.
Item Price
£95.00
The Vanished World : An Autobiography. The Blossoming World. The World in  Ripeness. In three volumes

The Vanished World : An Autobiography. The Blossoming World. The World in Ripeness. In three volumes

by Bates, H. E

London: Michael Joseph 1969 / 1971 / 1972. 8vo. In 3 volumes complete. All volumes are first editions. 189; 182; 152 pp. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust wrappers. Jacket of volume one slightly edgeworn. All internally clean. No ownership names. Jackets not price-clipped. Illustrations by John Ward. . Very Good. Cloth. First Editions. 1969.
Item Price
£60.00
Mystique; poems

Mystique; poems

by Hsu, Clara

Berkeley: Beatitude Press, 2006. vi, 64p., first edition trade-size wraps slightly shelfworn. Nicosia and Hirschman blurb the back cover. Vita says born in China, wanted then to be hermit and martial arts expert. Wound up selling exotic musical instruments in the Bay Area, which is the identifiable setting for many of these poems.
Item Price
$17.00
Kidnapped: Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 (First Edition)

Kidnapped: Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 (First Edition)

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Cassell & Company, 1886. Hardcover. Fair. London: Cassell & Company, 1886. FIRST EDITION, EARLY ISSUE      with error corrected on page 11 and ads dated 5 G. 7.86. Original cloth.  311 pages + ads. Foldout map in front.  Fair. Hinges cracked; map has some splitting to a couple of the folds; quite a bit of foxing to some pages; a couple of small tape marks on rear endpaper; covers stained, faded and worn.  First Edition of Stevenson's famous adventure novel. .
Item Price
$124.95
Rabbit Is Rich.

Rabbit Is Rich.

by UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First edition / First printing. Gold cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Award.
Item Price
$100.00
Faust

Faust

by Robert Nye

Hamish Hamilton, 1980. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Very nice bright, clean copy in slightly bumped dj. No inscriptions or major marks.
Item Price
£7.00
Perian's Journey

Perian's Journey

by Sue Bridgewater SIGNED And Alistair mcGechie

London: Julia MacRae Books, 1989. Very bright clean first edition in very good dustwrapper INSCRIBED by SUE BRIDGEWATER on the front endpaper For Terry with best wishes from Sue BridgewaterMay 1993. 133 pages in non price clipped dustwrapper, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Inscribed by Co Author. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8 ¾ x 5½ Inches. Hardcover.
Item Price
£28.00
Sherston's Progress

Sherston's Progress

by Sassoon, Siegfried

London: Faber and Faber, 1936. 280 pages. Slight spotting on the endpapers, more so on the fore-edge. Original blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine. The dustwrapper has some insect damage (small holes on upper panel and on the folds). Still, a lovely copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.
Item Price
AU$110.00
The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust

by West, Nathanael

London: The Grey Walls Press 1951. 8vo. 207 pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth in printed dust wrapper. Jacket marked & darkened with short tears. Cloth clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. Jacket not price-clipped. . Very Good. Cloth. First UK Edition. 1951.
Item Price
£48.00
An Imaginary Life

An Imaginary Life

by Malouf, David

London: Chatto and Windus, 1978. 154 pages. The dustwrapper is price clipped and very slightly stained and worn. Scarce.. 1st U.K. edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
Item Price
AU$95.00
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Adult Edition - Signed & Inscribed by the Author

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Adult Edition - Signed & Inscribed by the Author

by J. K. Rowling

First edition, first impression (Bloomsbury, 2007). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: 'To Scott, best wishes, J. K. Rowling'. Rare inscribed. Very small and unobtrusive initials to bottom corner of front endpaper with partial toning to bottom edge. A little trivial and very occasional edge wear to extremities of dust jacket, else fine. An excellent, near fine copy overall.
Item Price
£1,750.00
Eight Oaks

Eight Oaks

by LISTER, Stephen

Melbourne: Peter Davies and Wyatt & Watts, 1947 Brown cloth titled in green on spine. Tight and square, light toning in edges and endpapers. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor corner wear, slight loss at spine ends, unfaded, protected in a fitted clear film sleeve. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item Price
$14.00
The Summer After the Funeral

The Summer After the Funeral

by Gardam, Jane

London: Hamish Hamilton 1973. 8vo. 149 pp. Publisher's hardback in pictorial dust wrapper. Minimal wear. No ownership names. 0241024137 . Near Fine. Hardback. First Edition. 1973.
Item Price
£30.00
Undelivered Letters from an American Girl to her English Husband (Edwardian Fiction, First Edition)

Undelivered Letters from an American Girl to her English Husband (Edwardian Fiction, First Edition)

by Hamilton, Cosmo (b. Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs)

London: Hurst & Blackett, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Red cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in gilt onto upper board and spine, 8vo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. 287, (288). Volume with only minimal wear, foxing to ffep and terminal text leaf. Hamilton was a prolific writer who published works almost every year from 1896-1943. This 1927 first printing of Undelivered Letters is quite uncommon, with only 2 copies located in OCLC, one held at the British Library... Read more
Item Price
CA$85.00