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A Few Late Chrysanthemums

By: Betjeman, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1954: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 37232

Condition: Very Good


95 pp., Jacket slightly rubbed, darkened on the spine, some loss from the edges, and a swipe of paint at the head of the spine. Jacket unclipped, book itself in VG condition. View more info

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High and Low

By: Betjeman, John

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1966: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59534

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copy to a member of staff at Murray's. Inscribed by the author John Betjeman on the title-page. x, 81 pp. Publisher's yellow cloth in printed pink dust wrapper. Dj edgeworn with faded spine. Small stain to cloth. Internally clean. View more info

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The Exorcist

By: Blatty, William Peter

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Blond & Briggs 1971: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 60112

Condition: Very Good


340 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Slight rubbing to jacket edges. Internally clean. No ownership names. View more info

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Selected Letters of William Faulkner

By: Blotner, Joseph (Editor)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library/The First Edition Society 1976: 1976

Book number: 48494

Condition: Fine


Full brown leather gilt decorated, all edges gilt, orange silk end papers. Limited edition privately printed for members of the First Edition Society. Fine copy. View more info

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Protobiography

By: Boyd, William

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Bridgewater Press 1998: 1998

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 50289

ISBN: 0953419215

Condition: Near Fine


Signed limited edition. Out of series copy of an edition of 138 copies signed by William Boyd on limitation page and with inscription and second signature to title page. 57 pp. Green cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Top edge green, with slight fading. Slight fading to spine. Near Fine. 0953419215 View more info

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When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hart-Davis, MacGibbon 1975: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58465

ISBN: 0246108282

Condition: Very Good


First edition. [x]., 145 pp. Dustjacket has minor creases and darkening at top and edge has a small stain. Black hardcover with silver lettering on spine. Internally clean, tight and bright. very good in a good dustjacket. 0246108282 View more info

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The Illustrated Man

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis 1952: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55479

Condition: Very Good


192 pp. Publisher's hardback in a facsimile dust jacket. Spine slightly faded. No ownership names. In a new facsimile dust jacket which is protected in a clear plastic sleeve. View more info

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The Vodi

By: Braine, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1959: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 6101

Condition: Very Good


283 pp. Hardback in dw. Dw slightly edgeworn and spine slightly darkened. No names or inscriptions. Author's second book. View more info

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And Then You Came

By: Bridge, Ann

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus 1948: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 49838

Condition: Good


First edition. 319 pp. Green cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped & torn and repaired with cellotape, but complete. Slight tilt to spine. Eps darkened. Internally clean. Good condition in a Poor dj. View more info

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October and Other Poems : With Occasional Verses on the War

By: Bridges, Robert

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann 1920: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55094

Condition: Very Good


xii, 64 pp. Original dark green paper-covered boards with paper title label to spine. In the original printed dust wrapper. Dj slightly chipped & torn at spine ends and extremities. Darkening to endpapers. No ownership names. Internally clean. Uncommon in jacket. View more info

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Castle Gay

By: Buchan, John

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1930: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 38211

Condition: Near Fine


320 pp., bound in a recent half green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, and top edge gilt. View more info

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Prester John

By: Buchan, John

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons 1910: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52829

Condition: Good


376 pp, blue cloth with gilt designed spine shows marks and wear, partly torn away bookplate on f.e.p. View more info

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The Soft Machine

By: Burroughs, William

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Paris, The Olympia Press 1961: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55803

Condition: Very Good


First issue with the 15 N.F. price on the back cover. 182 pp. Publisher's original green paper wrappers. Clean copy. No ownership marks. No. 88 in the Traveller's Companion Series. View more info

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Meeting Mrs. Jenkins

By: Burton, Richard

Price: £200.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co. 1966: 1966

Book number: 54607

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the author Richard Burton on the front endpaper: 'For Wendy - Best Wishes, Richard Burton.' 24 pp. Publisher's hardback in photographic dust wrapper. Dj chipped & edgeworn. Internally clean. With cover photo and seven additional colour photographs of Elizabeth Taylor by William Klein. B&w photo of Richard Burton on back of jacket. The text was originally published in Vogue under the title 'Burton Writes of Taylor.' View more info

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First Russia Then Tibet

By: Byron, Robert

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1933: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58798

Condition: Very Good


First issue book in green cloth. Miscellany issue jacket. xvi, 328 pp. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In decorative printed dust wrapper. Minor chipping to dj spine ends. Spotting to fore-edge and slight darkening to endpapers. Green cloth bright and clean. Internally clean. Tissue-guarded colour frontis. Illustrations. A nice copy. View more info

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Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

By: Calasso, Roberto

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1998: 1998

Edition: First UK Edition

Book number: 53267

ISBN: 0224050524

Condition: Near Fine


446 pp. Publisher's hardback in dust jacket. Illustrations. No ownership names. Internally very clean in bright dust jacket. 9780224050524 View more info

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The Fair to Middling

By: Calder-Marshall, Arthur

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis 1959: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59479

Condition: Very Good


192 pp. Hardback in pictorial dust wrapper. Signed by the author Arthur Calder-Marshll on the title-page. Slight spotting to fore-edge. Jacket clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. Jacket design & illustrations by Raymond Briggs. View more info

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True History of the Kelly Gang

By: Carey, Peter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber 2000: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 60523

ISBN: 0571192165

Condition: Very Good


352 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Dj slightly edgeworn. No ownership names. Jacket not price-clipped. Booker prize winner. 9780571192168 View more info

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Rhyme? and Reason?

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. 1883: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58372

Condition: Very Good


xii, 214, (2) pp. Original gilt-decorated green cloth. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Early ink owner's name to upper area of front board. Spottting to title-page. Rear hinge split. Boards clean. Internally clean. With 65 illustrations by Arthur B. Frost and nine by Henry Holiday. A nice copy. View more info

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The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

By: CARROLL, Lewis

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. 1876: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55913

Condition: Near Fine


xiv., 84, [2] advert. Bound in a full dark green morocco, with gilt lines and lettering. 1st impression with Baker, not Butcher on p. 83. Original decorative buff boards bound in at the rear. Some toning to the edges. View more info