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Scamp
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Scamp

by Camberton, Roland

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John Lehmann. 8vo., orange publisher's cloth, with painted green labels decorated in gilt to spine; complete in the original publisher's dust jacket designed by John Minton (9s. 6d. net); pp. [iv], 5-256, endpapers lightly offset; pages evenly, and marginally, toned, a little spotting to the half-title; else a very good copy with slight compression to extremities, the jacket retaining much of its brightness, light nicks and chips to spine ends; verso a little browned; ever-so-slightly dulled along the spine. First edition of Camberton's first novel. Scamp is set in Bloomsbury, Soho, and Fitzrovia, and tells the story of Ivan Ginsberg, who occupies at rat-infested bathroom-kitchen attempting to write stories for a stillborn literary magazine. The novel received mixed reviews upon publication, with Maclaren-Ross claiming that its author "appeared to be devoid of any narrative gift". It was, however, awarded the Somerset Maugham prize the following year. On meeting his… Read More
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Bluebird and the Dead Lake (Signed by Donald Campbell)
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Bluebird and the Dead Lake (Signed by Donald Campbell)

by Campbell, Donald; Pearson, John

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Collins. PEARSON, John  Bluebird and the Dead Lake. The story of Donald Campbell's Land Speed Record at Lake Eyre in 1964  London: Collins, 1965 8vo., blue publisher's boards lettered in gilt to spine; in the unclipped pictorial dust wrapper (21s. net), designed by Michael Rand and Dell 'Orco; with photographs of Campbell, Bluebird, and 'The Dead Lake' reproduced with permission of Black Star Agency; pp. [viii], 9-188, [iv]; a very good, sound copy; small splash mark to ffep; half-title rear endleaves lightly offset; small stain to bottom of 'illustrations' page; the very good dust jacket with some dirt marks to head; lightly scuffed and creased to extremities, particularly spine tips and folds First edition, inscribed by Donald Campbell "To John Henry/ With warm good wishes/ from/ Donald Campbell/ 17 August 1964! Memories 1965? It is likely that Campbell realised he made a mistake, intending for the date to be the one on which he broke the… Read More
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Crowds and Power
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Crowds and Power

by Canetti, Elias

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Gollancz. London: Gollancz (1962). First UK edition. 8vo., blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering to the spine, with the original dust jacket; pp. 495, [i]; A near fine copy. The book has a small previous owner's address label to the front paste down. The spine of the dust wrapper is a shade tanned and there is a scuff mark to the top corner of the back panel. The jacket hasn't been price clipped. It is a sharp copy.   The nobel Laureate's masterpiece about the psychology of crowd behaviour. Canetti poured 25 years of his life into researching the subject fired by an early encounter as a child with a hostile crowd at the outbreak of the first world war.  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1962.
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Hordubal; Meteor (Signed); An Ordinary Life
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Hordubal; Meteor (Signed); An Ordinary Life

by Capek, Karel

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George Allen & Unwin. CAPEK, Karel; [M and R WEATHERALL, Trans.] Hordubal; Meteor; An Ordinary Life. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1934-6 3 vols, 8vo.; green and pale blue cloth, Vol I blocked in blind to upper board, lettered in gilt along spine, upper edge stained green; Vol II blocked in vibrant orange with an aeroplane design dissecting diagonally across the upper board; and vertically along spine; Vol III lettered in red to upper board and spine; all in the original unclipped dust jackets (7s. 6d. net), Vols II and III with particularly striking dust jackets by Kirby; pp. [xi], 12-249, [iii, ads]; [v], 10-255, [i]; [vii], 8-245, [vii, ads] a very good set, unusual complete thus, with sporadic foxing throughout, splashmark to the upper edge of Vol I, rubbing and light sunning to edges of cloth and along spine; the jackets, nicked, rubbed and spotted, particularly to the lower panel of Vol I and the upper of Vol III; some larger chips and portions of loss to Vols II and III, with… Read More
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The Bloody Chamber
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The Bloody Chamber

by Carter, Angela

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London: Gollancz. FIRST UK EDITION. The jacket is excellent with only a light mark on the front panel. It is a crisp example and is not price clipped. The book is in similar condition with little to no wear at all. A very near fine copy.  The author's collection of short stories loosely based on folk tales. The short story 'werewolf' was used as the basis of the 1984 film 'Company of Wolves'. A sought after title and amongst Angela Carter's best.  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1979.
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The Long Good-Bye
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The Long Good-Bye

by Chandler, Raymond

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London: Hamish Hamilton. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1953). First edition. This is a very good or better copy. The dust wrapper, illustrated by Fritz Wegner is clean and highly presentable; the corners feature a mild wear, the top and bottom edges are mildly scuffed, and the rear panel is browned in places. It has not been price clipped. The boards are covered in a deep red cloth and are without marks. They are tightly bound at the spine and sharp at the corners, The text blocks are bright and white but has mild foxing on the side. Overall, this is a very good or better copy and is particularly rare in this condition. The sixth novel featuring the private investigator, Philip Marlowe. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1953.
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The Pale Horse
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The Pale Horse

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. First UK edition published  by Collins Crime Club in 1961. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper and book are both in excellent condition. Both clean with minimal handling wear. No bumps or rubbing and no previous owners ink. There are no foxing marks. The wrapper has been price clipped. Overall a near fine copy. [Wagstaff & Poole p213]  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1961.
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A Caribbean Mystery
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A Caribbean Mystery

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. First edition published by Collins Crime Club in 1964. This is a near fine copy. The price clipped dust wrapper is toned to the upper edge and spine. With a couple of short closed tears to the rear panel. The book is excellent with the binding square and firm. The cloth is bright and fresh and contents clean throughout. A Miss Marple novel. [Wagstaff & Poole p215] . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1964.
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Mrs McGinty's Dead
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Mrs McGinty's Dead

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. London: The Crime Club/Collins, 1952 Crown 8vo., red publisher's boards, lettered in black along spine with publisher's device to foot; in the original clipped pictorial dust jacket (still retaining price of 6s. net to the front flap); pp. [vi], 7-187, [v, ads.]; a very good copy, light compression to spine tips and a couple of small marks to the upper board; in the like dust jacket which is nicked and chipped to extremities, lightly sunned along backstrip, with some light scratches; some spotting to the lower panel; slightly more evident spotting to the verso; the upper panel retaining much of its original brightness. First UK edition in the seldom found dust jacket. Curiously, the first US edition appeared a month before the Collins edition was released. The novel was also published by the Detective Book Club under a different name: Blood Will Tell. Mrs. McGinty's Dead reintroduces Poirot in this classic 'Village Mystery', a subgenre of the… Read More
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Third Girl
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Third Girl

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. London: The Collins Crime Club (1966). First edition. 8vo., original red textured cloth boards, decorated with gilt lettering to the spine and a hooded gunman motif, with the original dust jacket; pp. [iv] 5-255 [i]; A very good or better copy. The jacket hasn't been price clipped displaying the correct price of 18s. net. There is light edgewear and foxing marks along the top of the reverse of the  jacket. There is a smattering of foxing marks to the upper and side text blocks along with some light foxing marks to the upper edge of the front free end paper and a small circular stain to the edge of the same page. A Hercule Poirot story. An aging Poirot looks to solve a mystery involving a young woman who appears at his flat claiming to be a murderer. An excellent copy. [Wagstaff & Poole p216] . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1966.
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Ordeal by Innocence
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Ordeal by Innocence

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. First edition published by Collins Crime Club in 1958. This is a near fine copy. The jacket is quite crisp with very little wear at all. It has been price clipped and there are a couple of faint marks on the front panel. The edges have the occasional rubbing mark. The book is particularly nice, with no wear at all. There are no ink or foxing marks. It is a highly collectible copy.  [Wagstaff & Poole p212] . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1958.
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They Do It With Mirrors
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They Do It With Mirrors

by Christie, Agatha

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Collins Crime Club. First edition published by Collins Crime Club in 1952. This is a near fine copy. The unclipped dust wrapper is toned to the back panel, with a few browning marks. With minor wear to the spine ends. The book is excellent with the binding square and firm. The cloth is bright and fresh, and contents clean through-out. A Miss Marple mystery.[Wagstaff & Poole p203] . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1952.
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The World Crisis: The Aftermath
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The World Crisis: The Aftermath

by Churchill, Winston. S

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Thornton Butterworth Limited. Large thick 8vo., navy publisher's boards, embossed with title and author to the lower corner; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; in the original printed dust jacket priced 30 shillings net; pp. [viii], 9-474, [ii]; containing 4 folding maps, and 4 additional in text, both in black and white and full colour; edges lightly spotted, endpapers a touch offset; lightly creased to spine; but else a superior copy, unusually complete with the jacket, which is a touch darkened in places and nicked to spine ends. Near fine. Second impression, published in the same month as the first, in the genuinely rare dust jacket. The fifth part of Churchill's account of the First World War. Aftermath addresses some of the complications and disappointments following Armistice day which ultimately set the stage for the Second World War. In fact, the same year this volume was published, Churchill faced his own complications and disappointments, as the Conservatives lost 10 Downing… Read More
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The World Crisis: The Eastern Front
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The World Crisis: The Eastern Front

by Churchill, Winston. S

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Thornton Butterworth Limited. Large thick 8vo., navy publisher's boards, embossed with title and author to the lower corner; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; pp.[vi], 7-368; with frontis photograph showing the Emperor Francis Joseph; a further 7 plates, 11 folding maps, including one full-colour to face final page, numerous other diagrams in text; light spotting to edges; and offsetting to endleaves; one loose slip offset to title; the boards a touch rubbed to spine tips and corners, but else exceptionally bright. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of John C. Buchanan to the ffep. First edition. Loosely inserted are also three ephemeral items: a newspaper clipping from the date of publication, a bookmark advertisement from the Royal Exchange, and an advertisement slip for the Omnibus edition of The World Crisis. The World Crisis contains a thorough account of the Great War. Churchill was a notoriously prolific writer, and by the time it came to to the sixth volume of this… Read More
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2001: A Space Odyssey - with a signed letter
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2001: A Space Odyssey - with a signed letter

by Clarke, Arthur C.

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Hutchinson. London: Hutchinson (1968). First UK edition. 8vo., original black cloth boards, decorated with sliver lettering to the spine, with the original Michael Brett designed dust jacket; pp. [iv] 5-255 [i]; A very good or better copy. The jacket hasn't been price clipped displaying the correct price of 25s. net. The jacket has some mild rubbing to the top of the spine. The board are gently pushed to a corner. Overall, there is minor handling wear.  The book's previous owner, Roger Grimston was a close friend of the author Arthur C. Clarke and of Val Cleaver a distinguished British Rocket Engineer and advocate for space travel. Val Cleaver has inscribed the book to him on the front free end paper and Arthur C Clarke has written a letter to him, that is tucked into the front.  Val Cleaver developed rocket travel at Rolls Royce and De Havilland. On the front free end paper he inscribes "Read what it was all about! from Val Cleaver 7/7/68"… Read More
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The Unquiet Grave
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The Unquiet Grave

by Connolly, Cyril [Palinurus]

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the Curwen Press. London: Printed at the Curwen Press, 1944 8vo., soft card wraps with attached dust jacket printed in blue; pp. [vi], v-vi, 107, [iii]; frontis and an additional 3 full-page black and white illustrations, one in-text diagram; wraps a little spotted, flaps glued to the card covers, as issued, front cover a little pulled away from the text block at gutter; a very good copy, otherwise. Limited edition, no. 367 of 1000 copies on handmade paper, signed by the author in blue ink to the title page. Just 500 copies of the hardback, and 500 of the paperback were printed. A collection of musings, quotes and aphorisms based on the figure of Palinurus, the pilot of Aeneas' ship in Virgil's Aeneid. Using the metaphor of this character, who fell overboard to atone for his deeds and whose spirit wanders the underworld, Connolly assesses his own personal journey on the brink of turning 40. The book is divided into four sections, with the third containing thinly-veiled references… Read More
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Poems by Hernia Whittlebot
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Poems by Hernia Whittlebot

by Coward, Noel; Calthrop, Gladys

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Privately Printed. First edition privately published in 1923. This is a very good copy. Beige soft wrappers. There is a crease to the bottom right hand side of the upper wrapper. Author Dennis Wheatley's copy with his elaborate bookplate to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Errata slip in place on the first page. opposite the contents page Noel coward has signed without dedication along with Gladys Calthrop as Hernia Whittlebot. A satirical collection of poetry from Coward about Edith Sitwell. The feud between Coward and the Sitwells initially started over Coward satirising them in a playlet earlier in the year called 'The Swiss Family Whittlebot' and would last for years, with both sides having plenty to say about the other. This copy is particularly rare to find signed by Coward and Gladys Calthrop as Hernia Whittlebot.  . Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1923.
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