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A Man of the People, Achebe, Chinua
1 Achebe, Chinua A Man of the People
London Heinemann 1966 1966 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
167 pp. Publisher's hardback in dust wrapper. Dj slightly edgeworn & rubbed. Spotting to top edge & fore-edge. Internally clean. No ownership names. Jacket not price-clipped. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, AIKEN, Joan
2 AIKEN, Joan The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
London Jonathan Cape 1962 1962 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. Marriott, Pat 
159 pp. tears to the top of jacket, slight rubbing to spine but otherwise cover is bright. Black and white illustrations through out, internally clean. Christmas inscription on front endpaper from 1966. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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Space, Time and Nathaniel (presciences), Aldiss, Brian W.
3 Aldiss, Brian W. Space, Time and Nathaniel (presciences)
London Faber and Faber 1957 1957 First Edition Cloth Near Fine 8vo. 
208 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust wrapper. Dj slightly edgeworn with light staining to back panel. Internally clean. No ownership names. Frontis illustration. The author's first sci fi book. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Mr. Barrett's Secret and Other Stories, Amis, Kingsley
4 Amis, Kingsley Mr. Barrett's Secret and Other Stories
London Hutchinson 1993 1993 0091778905 / 9780091778903 First Edition Hardback Near Fine 8vo. 
185 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Signed by the author Kingsley Amis on the title page. No ownership names or other markings. Near Fine/VG. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Other People: A Mystery Story, Amis, Martin
5 Amis, Martin Other People: A Mystery Story
London Jonathan Cape 1981 1981 0224017667 / 9780224017664 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
First edition. 224 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Dj very bright and fresh. Slight spotting to fore-edge. One section slightly loose. No ownership names. DJ not price-clipped. VG/VG 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Tinted Venus : A Farcical Romance. Arrowsmith's Bristol Library Vol. VI, Anstey, F.
6 Anstey, F. The Tinted Venus : A Farcical Romance. Arrowsmith's Bristol Library Vol. VI
Bristol J. W. Arrowsmith 1885 1885 First Edition Cloth Very Good 12mo. 
(i), 192, (8) pp. Original brown cloth with black lettering to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Slight rubbing to spine ends. Bookplate to front pastedown. Early ink inscription to verso of ffep. Eight-page advert section at rear. Binding firm. A VG copy. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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The Green Hat a romance for a few People, ARLEN, Michael
7 ARLEN, Michael The Green Hat a romance for a few People
London W. Collins Sons & Co. 1924 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
viii., 330, [3] pp. Gilt lettered chocolate brown cloth, some scattered foxing. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Clausentum, Arlott, John and Michael Ayrton
8 Arlott, John and Michael Ayrton Clausentum
London Jonathan Cape 1946 1946 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. Ayrton, Michael 
28 pp. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Signed by John Arlott and the illustrator Michael Ayrton on the front free end paper. Small area of wear to front of dust wrapper. Frontispiece and six additional plates by Michael Ayrton. A VG copy in VG dj. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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On the Frontier : A Melodrama in Three Acts, Auden, W. H. and Christopher Isherwood
9 Auden, W. H. and Christopher Isherwood On the Frontier : A Melodrama in Three Acts
London Faber & Faber Limited 1938 1938 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
123 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust wrapper. Dj edgeworn and darkened. Second impression wrapper. Spotting to endpapers with ink owner's inscription to front endpaper. Internally clean. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Watson's Apology, Bainbridge, Beryl
10 Bainbridge, Beryl Watson's Apology
London Duckworth 1984 1984 0715619357 / 9780715619353 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
222 pp, some fading to dustwrapper spine.104c 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Cleaning Up, Banks, Iain M.
11 Banks, Iain M. Cleaning Up
Birmingham The Birmingham Science Fiction Group 1987 1987 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 8vo. 
20 pp plus card wraps. Bent at top right corner. Signed by Banks on the title page, this is part of a numbered edition of 500. Novacon 17 Special. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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First Light, Banville, John
12 Banville, John First Light
London Bridgewater Press 2006 2006 0953419266 / 9780953419265 Limited Edition Cloth Fine 8vo. 
Signed limited edition. Signed by the author John Banville on the limitation leaf and inscribed on the title page. Unnumbered copy, out of series. 51 pp. Full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original glassine wrapper. In Fine condition. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Rosie Hogarth, Baron, Alexander
13 Baron, Alexander Rosie Hogarth
London Jonathan Cape 1951 1951 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
342 pp., Later 'London' novel by the author of 'The Lowlife'. Jacket tanned particularly on spine, top edge spotted. Ownership signature on ffep. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio, Barry, Sebastian
14 Barry, Sebastian A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio
London The Bridgewater Press 2010 2010 0953419282 / 9780953419289 First Edition Cloth As New 8vo. Signed Limited Edition 
56 pp., limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy is an un-numbered one in the full dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio, Barry, Sebastian
15 Barry, Sebastian A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio
London The Bridgewater Press 2010 2010 0953419282 / 9780953419289 First Edition Cloth As New 8vo. Signed Limited Edition 
56 pp., limited edition of 26 copies signed by the author. This copy is lettered O, and is one of the deluxe limited editions in the quarter dark green cloth binding with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
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A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio, Barry, Sebastian
16 Barry, Sebastian A Tale With Two Joes In It - A Play For Radio
London The Bridgewater Press 2010 2010 0953419282 / 9780953419289 First Edition Cloth As New 8vo. Signed Limited Edition 
56 pp., limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy is numbered 25, and is one of the standard limited in the full dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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When the Green Woods Laugh, BATES, H. E.
17 BATES, H. E. When the Green Woods Laugh
London Michael Joseph 1960 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
158 pp. Green cloth in pictorial dw. Cloth partially faded, dustwrapper has wear to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Iris : A Memoir of Iris Murdoch [and] Iris and the Friends : A Year of Memories [and] Widower's House : The Last in a Trilogy. Three volumes, Bayley, John
18 Bayley, John Iris : A Memoir of Iris Murdoch [and] Iris and the Friends : A Year of Memories [and] Widower's House : The Last in a Trilogy. Three volumes
London Duckworth 1998 / 1999 / 2001 1998 0715628488 / 9780715628485 First Editions Hardcovers Near Fine 8vo. 
Three volumes. All first editions, with Bayley's signature on a label stuck to the title page of vol. 2. 189; 208; 205 pp. Hardbacks in dust jackets. All very clean copies. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Molloy, Beckett, Samuel
19 Beckett, Samuel Molloy
Paris Les Editions de Minuit 1951 1951 First Edition Wraps Very Good 8vo. 
First edition of the ordinary issue. 272 pp. Original printed paper wrappers. Spine slightly darkened. Leaves quite age-darkened. Written by Beckett in French and published in 1951 in Paris, it was not published in English until 1955. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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These Twain, Bennett, Arnold
20 Bennett, Arnold These Twain
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1916 1916 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
526 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettered spine. Spine tilted and slightly worn. Rear hinge cracked. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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