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Death on the Instalment Plan

By: Celine, Louis-Ferdinand

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus 1938: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58575

Condition: Good


587 pp. Black cloth with white lettering to spine. Boards slightly marked. Spotting to fore-edge. Internally clean. No ownership names. View more info

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Playback

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton 1958: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition of the final Philip Marlowe story, precedes the US edition. 208 pp. Maroon half morocco over black cloth. Raised bands to spine with black leather title & author labels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Internally clean. No ownership names. Near Fine condition. View more info

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Utz

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1988: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 56928

ISBN: 0224026089

Condition: Near Fine


154 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Very clean copy. No ownership names. Jacket not price-clipped. Short-listed for the Booker Prize. View more info

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Viceroy of Ouidah

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1980: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59243

ISBN: 0224018205

Condition: Near Fine


155 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Very clean copy. No ownership names. Looks unread. The author's 2nd book. View more info

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The Secret of Father Brown

By: CHESTERTON, G. K.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, Ltd 1927: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57792

Condition: Good


[viii], 310 pp. Small signature of previous owner on top right of free endpaper, otherwise inside is clean, bar some spotting to the extremities and a couple of previously folded pages. Faded spine. View more info

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Tales of the Long Bow

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1925: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57861

Condition: Very Good


310 pp. Original green cloth with lettering to front board & spine and publisher's paper-label to front cover. Slight fading to spine. Spotting to fore-edge and endpapers. Cloth clean. Internally clean. View more info

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The Riddle of the Sands : A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved

By: Childers, Erskine

Price: £1,500.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1903: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54150

Condition: Fair


xii, 336, (4) pp. Publisher's original black cloth with stamped white sailing ship design to front board and white lettering to spine. Spine lettering worn. Two long tears along spine joints. Corners worn and boards rubbed & marked. Inner hinges split. Several sections loose. Photographic bookplate of Ernest Read Cooper to front pastedown. Old newspaper clippings tipped-in to several leaves, including front endpaper. Pencil notations to title page. Four page publisher's list at rear. With two maps and two charts, one folding. Plates complete. In Fair condition. Scarce in first edition. View more info

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The Sand-Hills of Jutland

By: Christian Andersen, Hans

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1860: 1860

Edition: First Edition, First Issue

Book number: 45921

Condition: Very Good


[iv], 252 pp., Contemporary full vellum binding somewhat darkened with age and use. Previous owner's (Conservative MP of the late nineteenth C Percy Scawen Wyndham) bookplate on pastedown. Marbled endpapers, edges burnished red. 1 cm tear to the edge of p. 7/8, and one section slightly sprung. View more info

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Cards on the Table

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, The Crime Club - Collins 1936: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 5851

Condition: Near Fine


286 pp. , half green morocco with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Previous owner's name written in pencil at the head of the title page. View more info

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Painting as a Pastime

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press 1948: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58530

Condition: Good


32 pp., + 18 plates. Some fading to the jacket's spine, and rubs and creases to the extremities with loss at the head and tail. Foxing to endpapers. 18 colour illustrations of Churchill's paintings. The first edition to be published as a single volume. Packed with quotable phrases, this book is as much about the value of hobbies as it is about painting. View more info

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Why I am a Free Trader. Coming Men on Coming Questions. No. I. Edited by W. T. Stead

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: London, W. T. Stead 1905: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55704

Condition: Good


22, (2) pp. First edition, first appearance. Original paper wrappers. Photographic portrait of Churchill to front cover. Lacks rear cover. Front cover edgeworn & spotted. Internally clean. One-page prefatory notice by the editor W. T. Stead followed by three-page biographical sketch 'Winston Churchill: Past, Present, and Future.' Essay comprises 17 pages. Two pages of adverts at rear. Churchill's first writing on Free Trade after leaving the Conservatives in 1904 to join the Liberals. Subsequently republished in the collected volume 'Coming Men on Coming Questions,' later in the same year. Ve... View more info

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The Kingfisher

By: Clampitt, Amy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber 1984: 1984

Edition: First UK Edition

Book number: 38856

ISBN: 0571132693

Condition: Very Good


92 pp, signed 'For Anne with best wishes Amy Clampitt 23 august 1985' View more info

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Imperial Earth: A Fantasy Of Love And Discord

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz 1975: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 45994

Condition: Near Fine


287 pp. Hardback in pictorial, price clipped dw. Fine fresh copy. View more info

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Soul on Ice

By: Cleaver, Eldridge

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1969: 1969

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Book number: 56722

Condition: Very Good


157 pp. Publisher's printed wrappers. Clean copy. No ownership names. Uncorrected proof copy. View more info

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I Would Be Acolyte

By: CLEGHORN THOMSON, David

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Oliver & Boyd Ltd for the Author 1960: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 31469

Condition: Near Fine


64pp. Pretty patterned boards, cream spine, very bright and clean, protected by torn greaseproof paper (original?). Frontispiece illustration by John Maxwell. From John Pudney's library. View more info

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Life and Times of Michael K

By: Coetzee, J. M.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg 1983: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57869

ISBN: 0436102978

Condition: Very Good


260 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Clean copy. No ownership marks. Jacket not price-clipped. Booker Prize winner. View more info

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

By: Conan Doyle, A.

Price: £1,600.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd. 1905: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 49015

Condition: Fine


403, (4) pp. First edition. Bound in blue full calf with five raised bands and gilt panelled spine. Bound by Bayntun's of Bath. Blue cloth slipcase. Leather title labels to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt leather doublures and marbled endpapers. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. A Fine and handsome copy. View more info

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The Guards Came Through and Other Poems

By: Conan Doyle, Arthur

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John Mullany 1919: 1919

Book number: 41542

Condition: Good


78 pp, marked and faded cover. View more info

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The Golden Horizon

By: Connolly, Cyril, editor

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1953: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59488

Condition: Good


Signed by the editor Cyril Connolly on the front endpaper. 596 pp. Publisher's blue cloth in printed blue dust wrapper. Jacket chipped at spine ends & extremities. Fading to spine cloth. Spotting to endpapers and prelims. The inscription states: 'To Eric Wood householder from Cyril Connolly house hunter.' View more info

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Horizon : A Review of Literature and Art. Vol. XVII, No. 98. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

By: Connolly, Cyril, editor and Evelyn Waugh

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Horizon 1948: 1948

Book number: 53317

Condition: Very Good


76-159 pp. Publisher's original printed wrappers. Covers slightly darkened. Adverts. Comprises the first appearance of 'The Loved Ones' by Evelyn Waugh. A VG copy. View more info