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Poems

By: Conquest, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1955: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 56376

Condition: Very Good


viii, 66 pp. Publisher's cloth in dust wrapper. Dj spine slightly darkened. Internally clean. No ownership marks. The author's first volume of poetry. View more info

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Typhoon And Other Stories

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann 1903: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52119

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 304, (32) pp. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt decoration and title to front cover & gilt lettering to spine. A few tiny spots to lower spine. Cloth fresh with minimal wear. Protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Two-page press opinions before half title. 32-page publisher's adverts at rear. Publisher's windmill device to title page with lettering not in caps. Top edge trimmed, other edges untrimmed. Neat ink name to ffep. Endpapers darkened. Internally clean. A VG or better copy. View more info

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The Mirror of the Sea. Memories and Impressions

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £425.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. 1906: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52120

Condition: Very Good


First edition. vii, 306, 40 pp. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt decoration & lettering to spine. Short tear to head of spine. One corner slightly bumped. Slight rubbing to joint. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Book protected in a clear acetate wrapper. No ownership names. Title page in red & black. 40-page publisher's adverts at rear dated August 1906. Internally clean. A VG copy. View more info

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Tales of Unrest

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin 1898: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52121

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Author's fourth book. 297, (14) pp. Original publisher's dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. One corner bumped. A few minor marks to boards. Book protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Endpapers and page edges slightly age-darkened. No ownership names. Title page in red & black. 14-page publisher's adverts at rear. A VG copy. View more info

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The Rover

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, T.Fisher Unwin 1923: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52951

Condition: Good


317 pp, wear to book cloth and tears to dustwrapper with top of spine missing and foxing to pages. View more info

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Tales Of Hearsay

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin 1925: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52955

Condition: Good


288 pp, marking to book cloth and parts of dustwrapper missing at edge to front corner and top of spine. View more info

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The Arrow of Gold : A Story Between Two Notes

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. 1919: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52975

Condition: Very Good


x, 336 pp. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine and in colour pictorial dust wrapper. Top edge stained green. Spine & boards slightly marked. Tear to dw at head of spine with some loss and with chipping & tears to dw extremities but jacket now protected in a clear plastic wrapper. Presumably later issue jacket, probably in the same year of publication. Name stamp to front free endpaper. Slight spotting. Internally clean. Binding firm. View more info

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The Rover

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Page & Company 1923: 1923

Edition: Limited Numbered Edition

Book number: 55433

Condition: Fine


This is copy no. 193 of an edition limited to 375 copies signed by the author Joseph Conrad on the limitation leaf. 371 pp. Publisher's original gilt-decorated paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt. Clear acetate jacket. In custom Asprey's quarter morocco solander box with gilt panels and lettering to spine. Without the publisher's slipcase and paper jacket. From the library of Stanley Seeger with his bookplate to front pastedown and inside panel of box. Minor nick to front endpaper. Book and solander box in Fine condition. View more info

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Tales of Unrest

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin 1898: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 56349

Condition: Good


First edition. Author's fourth book and first collection of short stories. 297, (14) pp. Original publisher's dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Damage to head of spine with slight loss. Boards marked. Front hinge split and sections loose. No ownership names. Title page in red & black. 14-page publisher's adverts at rear. Condition noted. View more info

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The Rover

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. 1923: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59115

Condition: Good


317 pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Spine lettering faded. Tear to cloth at spine joint. Inner hinges split. Cloth clean. Internally clean. View more info

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Without Prejudice : One Hundred Letters From Frederick William Rolfe 'Baron Corvo' to John Lane

By: Corvo, Baron [Rolfe, Frederick William] and edited by Cecil Woolf

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Privately printed for Allen Lane Christmas 1963: 1963

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 55444

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. One of 600 copies privately printed for Allen Lane as a Christmas greeting. 119 pp. Original grey/brown paper-covered boards with orange title panels & gilt lettering to front board & spine. In the original plain orange paper wrapper. Wrapper edgeworn & chipped with darkening to spine. Endpapers slightly darkened. Printed on hand-made paper. Title page in red & black. Illustrations. View more info

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The Groote Park Murder

By: Crofts, Freeman Wills

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books 1946: 1946

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 58546

Condition: Good


First Penguin edition. 288 pp. Green and white wrappers. Slight wear to spine ends. Ink owner's name to endpaper. Binding firm. View more info

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The Gremlins

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: £255.00

Publisher: London, Collins N.d. [1944]: 1944

Edition: First U. K. Edition

Book number: 59417

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Recent quarter cloth respine over pictorial boards. Covers rubbed and edgeworn bumped. Pictorial endpapers. Full-page colour illustrations. In-text black & white illustrations. 'A Royal Air Force Story by Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl'. First UK edition of the author's first book, and his only collaboration with Disney. View more info

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Danny The Champion of the World

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1975: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59483

ISBN: 0224012010

Condition: Near Fine


208 pp. Recent half maroon morocco over maroon cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration and black leather title label. New endpapers. Small mark to one leaf. No ownership names. Numerous illustrations by Jill Bennett. View more info

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Memoirs of a Midget

By: De La Mare, Walter

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Collins 1921: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39001

Condition: Very Good


362 pp, some marks to original ble cloth with red lettering, and foxing to pages ink name on f.e.p. View more info

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Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-imaginable Regions of Romance

By: DE LA MARE, Walter J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London & Boston, John Murray 1904: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 2969

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first issue of the author's second book. x + 202 pp., in original blue cloth with gilt decorative spine. A little rubbed and bumped at head and foot of spine, boards have some markings. Internally clean, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

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The Sin of Father Amaro

By: De Queiroz, Eca

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head 1962: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55874

Condition: Very Good


352pp, small creases to dustwrapper edges. View more info

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Fighter : The True Story of the Battle of Britain

By: Deighton, Len

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape 1977: 1977

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Book number: 56316

Condition: Near Fine


Uncorrected proof copy. 293 pp. Publisher's printed wrappers. Title & author in ink to spine. Very clean copy. B&w illustrations. In Near Fine condition. View more info

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The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

By: Dexter, Colin

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martins 1972: 1972

Edition: 1st US Edition

Book number: 4161

ISBN: 0312724675

Condition: Very Good


Very good in very good jacket. NOT clipped, a couple of small dents to the corner of the bottom right edge, and minor darkening to the white edges of the jacket View more info

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Prison Life in Siberia [House of the Dead]

By: Dostoieffsky, Fedor [Dostoevsky, Fyodor] and translated by H. Sutherland Edwards

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John and Robert Maxwell N.d. [1887/1888]: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55022

Condition: Fair


viii, 368 pp. Publisher's original dark blue decorated cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Spine damaged with heavy staining & fading. Boards marked & spotted. Lean to spine. Hinges partially split. Internally clean. Binding firm. Now known as 'House of the Dead.' Very scarce. Copac records just five copies. A Good to VG copy internally in a Fair only binding. View more info