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First Editions

[Cotterill, Erica] - Form of Diary

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A little fading to spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 444 pages. A "stream of consciousness" novel by a friend of George Bernard Shaw.
Published : Pushkin Press 1939, First Edition
£14.00

[Williams, William] - the Journal of Llewellin Penrose, A Seaman Vols. II,III,IV of Four.

Hardbacks. Three volumes (of four) in near very good condition uniformly bound in a blue half-leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Spine a little rubbed. Some foxing especially to early and late pages. 217,215 and 197 pages. Adverts at end of volume II. This novel set in the Caribbean was written in the USA between 1774 and 1775 and has been claimed as the first novel written there. This published version was much altered by Williams' benefactor in the UK, Thomas Eagles.
Published : John Murray, London 1815, First Edition
£240.00

Agate James E. - Responsibility

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is rather dusty, has a chip at the top of the spine and shows a little wear and tear along the top edge. Ownership inscription. 329 pages. The author's first novel.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1919, First Edition
£30.00

Aldington Richard - Exile and other poems

No.20 of 50 copies signed by the author. A little light foxing to end papers, but a very good copy in dustwrapper which is darkened on spine and very slightly chipped at top and bottom of spine.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1923, First Edition
£200.00

Amis Kingsley - I Like it Here

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, bright, yellow dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. A clean copy with just a little top edge foxing and no ownership inscription. 208 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1958, First Edition
£25.00

Amis Martin - Einstein's Monsters

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1987, First Edition
£9.00

Amis Martin - Night Train

An uncorrected proof copy in paper covers. A little creasing to upper cover otherwise vg.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1997,
£5.00

Anderson Garrett - Brennan's Book

Hardback.. A near fine copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 318 pages. Fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A novel of literary lifde in Dublin in the 1950's.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
£7.00

Anon. [Smith Horace] - Brambletye House; or Cavaliers and Roundheads

Hardback. A three volume set in at least good condition. Plain boards with leather spine lettered in gilt. Small bookplate in each volume headed by Crown. A little end-paper foxing but otherwise a nice clean set with no inscriptions or markings. 234,244, 257 pages. A novel set in 17th century England.
Published : A and W Galignani , Paris 1826, First Edition
£65.00

Armitage Robert - Doctor Hookwell; or the Anglo-Catholic Family

Hardback. A three volume set in the original plain boards with paper title-pieces. The boards are rather worn and marked and the title-pieces a bit chipped but readable. The spine of volume 1 is split at the join with the lower board. A label appears to have been removed from both front and rear fixed end-paper of each volume. Ownership inscription at head of title page of each volume. Volumes I and II have half-titles. Volume I, pp.viii,314 +12 page publisher's catalogue dated May 1842. Volume II,pp.vii,328. Vol.III,pp.ix,360. This well-known novel of the Oxford Movement is uncommon in first edition. This copy would benefit from being rebound with new end-papers.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1842, First Edition
£420.00

Auden W.H. - Secondary Worlds

Would be a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper but for traces of damp-staining to the boards. Small ownership inscription to the front end-paper. 144pp. Contains the four T.S. Eliot memorial lectures given by Auden.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1968, First Edition
£10.00

Auden W.H. - The Dance of Death

A very good, clean copy internally but the spine is chipped and torn. 38pp. The author's third book.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1933, First Edition
£17.00

Auden W.H. & Isherwood Christopher - The Ascent of F6

A near good copy in rather darkened blue cloth with some wear at spine ends. Lacks front end-paper. A little pencil-marking. 123pp. A tragedy in two acts.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1936, First Edition
£8.00

Austin Alfred - The Door of Humility

Hardback. A very good copy in cream cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 174 pages. A book of poetry by a poet laureate.
Published : Macmillan, London 1906, First Edition
£10.00

Ayrton Michael - The Maze Maker

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No ownership inscription. Spotted along top edge. 282 pages. Better known as an artist and illustrator this was Ayrton's first novel. It takes the legend of Daedalus as its theme. Loosely enclosed with this copy is a typed letter of March 1967 from the publisher to Sir Compton Mackenzie asking Sir Compton if he would help the book on its way.
Published : Longmans, London 1967, First Edition
£18.00

Bailey Elliot - The Campden Hill Mystery

Hardback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper and edge foxing and browning to paper. Pp.vi,307 + publisher's adverts. An uncommon title.
Published : Geoffrey Bles, London 1926, First Edition
£45.00

Ball Arthur - A Flemish Scene

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 63 pages. A slim volume of poetry.
Published : The Alden Press, Oxford 1941, First Edition
£10.00

Bamburg L. and Platt Charles - The Riddle of the Dead: A Detective Story

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in black. Small tear in cloth at top of spine. Some edge foxing. 312 pages. An uncommon title.
Published : Wells Gardner Darton & Co, London 1930, First Edition
£20.00

Baring Maurice - Darby and Joan

Hardback. A very good copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which is a little soiled on spine and with a few smallish tears but which is not price-clipped. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Fairly light edge foxing. Pp.vii,247.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1935, First Edition
£18.00

Baring Maurice - Poems 1914-1919

Hardback. A good copy in a quarter cloth binding with paper-covered boards. Small title-piece. No ownership inscription. Some browning to end-papers. Some pages roughly opened. 57 pages. Errata slip tipped-in.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1920, First Edition
£25.00

Baring Maurice - Round the World in Any Number of Days

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a couple of very small edge tears. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xv,140. 5 sketches by B. T. B. The author's experiences on a round the world cruise.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1926, First Collected Edition
£10.00

Bark Conrad Voss - The Shepherd File

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on the spine. Inscribed by the author on title page "Bill Loveridge: With my best greetings & good wishes & most sincere thanks for happy days on the Esk in splendid company, Ever yours, Conrad Voss Bark. July 1966". Some foxing to page ends. 192 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Barker George - At Thurgarton Church A Poem with Drawings

Softback. A very good copy in wraps. Inscribed by the author as follows: "To Tom with best wishes for Christmas '69 from George B." "Tom" was the Scottish poet, Tom Scott. A long poem accompanied by the poet's own drawings.
Published : Trigram Press, London 1969, First Edition
£25.00

Barker George - Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine. In a dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but with a damp stain at the foot of the spine and rear board which is hardly noticeable externally. INSCRIBED presentation copy by the author as follows: "To Tom for Old Long Since with affection. George. December'70." "Tom" was the Scottish poet Tom Scott. 191 pages. This is the first collection in book form of the author's criticism and essays.
Published : Macgibbon & Kee, London 1970, First Edition
£30.00

Bates H.E. - An Aspidistra in Babylon

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows some darkening to the spine. Bookplate. 239 pages. Comprises four novellas.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1960, First Edition
£10.00

Bates H.E. - The Modern Short Story A Critical Survey

Boards a little dusty but a very good copy internally with just a touch of foxing to page ends. 231pp.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1941, First Edition
£7.00

Bax Clifford - Poems Dramatic and Lyrical

Hardback. A good copy in cream cloth which is rather soiled/darkened especially on the spine. Lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on the spine. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some browning to end-papers but not foxed. 128 pages + 2pp adverts. This is volume IX in the Orpheus Series.
Published : The Orpheus Press, London 1911, First Edition
£28.00

Baxter Gregory - The Narrowing Lust

Hardback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. Light edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 287 pages. A Superintendent Daniels mystery.
Published : Selwyn & Blount, London 1928, First Edition
£25.00

Behn Harry - Omen of the Birds

Illustrated by Harry Behn.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing. Black and white line drawings which are based on Etruscan tomb paintings.126 pages. Near very good dustwrapper which is complete but which shows some surface rubbing to the spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Maurice Sendak praised the book as "one of the finest books of the year".
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1965, First Edition
£20.00

Belloc H. - New Cautionary Tales Together with a Moral Alphabet

Illustrated by B. T. B. & N. Bentley.
Hardback. A near very good copy in a good dustwrapper (now protected in a removable sleeve) which has minor edge wear and tear and is price-clipped. Superficial water mark along the foot of the boards and, less obviously, the wrapper. No ownership inscription. Clean internally with a little edge foxing. 63 pages. Humorous verses with illustrations throughout.
Published : Duckworth, London 1934, First Collected Edition
£25.00

Belloc Hilaire - Mrs. Markham's New History of England Being an Introduction for Young People to the Current History & Institutions of Our Time

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in light blue cloth with paper title labels to spine and upper board. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a few edge chips/tears. Some browning to end-papers and lengthy pencilled inscription on front free end-paper otherwise a clean copy internally. 109 pages. Wood engraved frontispiece and upper board label. by Hester Sainsbury. A humorous history of England.
Published : The Cayme Press, Kensington 1926, First Edition
£28.00

Belloc Hilaire - The Emerald of Catherine the Great

Illustrated by G.K. Chesterton.
A good copy in black cloth lettered in green. Fading to spine. 250pp + 4pp adverts. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations.
Published : Arrowsmith, London 1926, First Edition
£8.00

Belloc Hilaire - The Girondin

A very good copy in green cloth. Unusually the white title piece with gilt lettering is bright and complete with no chipping. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 372pp + 12 pp adverts.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1911, First Edition
£15.00

Belloc Hilaire - The Stane Street a Monograph

Illustrated by William Hyde.
A very good copy. Lower board tips a little bumped. Bookplate. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.x,304. Many illustrations and maps (including folding map at rear). The story of the Roman road from Chichester to London.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1913, First Edition
£14.00

Benson E. F. - The Luck of the Vails

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth lettered in black and with decoration to upper board. Upper board tips slightly bumped. Squiggle on front end-paper but no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.[x],323 + 20pp publisher's catalogue.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1901, First Edition
£45.00

Benson E.F. - Alan

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and ruled in white on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. A handful of pages are a little creased/torn at edges. 352 pages. Overall a very decent copy.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1924, First Edition
£20.00

Benson E.F. - Arundel

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. A little foxing. No ownership inscription. 382 pages.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1914, First Edition
£25.00

Benson E.F. - Old London: Portrait of an English Nobleman; Janet; the Unwanted; Friend of the Rich

A four volume boxed set all in dustwrappers. The books are all vg as are the wrappers except for one which has a small chip on the spine (not affecting the lettering). All are dusty at the foot of the spine. These are stories of London at different periods in its existence.
Published : D.Appleton-Century Company, New York 1937, First Edition
£30.00

Bentley E.C. - Baseless Biography

Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley.
A very good copy in a good price-clipped dustwrapper with one or two edge tears and a little fraying at top of spine. 112pp. More clerihews with accompanying illustrations.
Published : Constable, London 1939, First Edition
£9.00

Betjeman John - Ghastly Good Taste or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture

Hardback. A very good copy in pink paper-covered boards lettered in black with blue cloth spine. Spine hardly faded and title-piece complete and clear. No ownership inscription or other marking and not foxed. Pp.xii,136 + double-page diagram - "The Growth of Good Taste." Errata slip tipped-in to face page one. Fold-out illustration at end of book. Spare title-piece tipped-in at end. A little wear at board tips and boards just a little soiled but nice copy of the second issue. Photograph available on request.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1933, First Edition
£85.00

Betjeman John - Vintage London

4to. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks its spine panel. Some damp spotting to front end-papers. 24pp. 11 attractive tipped-in colour plates. 12 text illustrations.
Published : William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London 1942, First Edition
£9.00

Bianco Pamela and De La Mare Walter - Flora a Book of Drawings

Nd. c. 1919. 4to. Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at the spine ends. No ownership inscription. 45 pages. Many illustrations including eight in colour. The book grew out of an exhibition in 1919 of the paintings of Pamela Bianco, a child of 12 years old. Walter De La Mare was inspired by the drawings to write the poems which accompany them in the book.
Published : William Heinemann, London, First Edition
£70.00

Blackwood, Caroline - Great Granny Webster

Hardback. A fine copy. In a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, is untorn and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. The wrapper would be fine but for a trace of a stain at the foot of the front panel which is hardly noticeable externally. 135 pages.
Published : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, London 1977, First Edition
£22.00

Blunden Edmund - After the Bombing and Other Short Poems

A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which is a little soiled. Bookplate and small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,51.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1949, First Edition
£12.00

Blunden Edmund - English Poems

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper chipped at top of spine. 127pp. Spare title label. A nice copy.
Published : Richard Cobden-Sanderson 1925, First Edition
£15.00

Blunden Edmund - Retreat

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. Paper title label on spine is a little chipped but a spare title label is tipped-in at rear of book. No ownership inscription. A little foxing to early pages. 70 pages. Largely unopened.
Published : Richard Cobden-Sanderson 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Blunden Edmund - The Bonadventure a Random Journal of an Atlantic Holiday

A very good copy in a repaired dustwrapper with pencil scribbling on the rear panel. 192pp.
Published : Richard Cobden-Sanderson, London 1922, First Edition
£17.00

Blunden Edmund - Thomas Hardy

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt and with the gilt logo of the New Club Edinburgh embossed on the upper board. Cancelled bookplate of the New Club on f.e.p. 286pp. An account of Hardy's life, especially his literary life. This is a volume in the English Men of Letters series.
Published : Macmillan, London 1941, First Edition
£6.00

Bodkin Thomas - Eight Poems

Softback. A very good copy in paper covers with design on upper cover. String (not staples) on spine intact. Harp design on title page. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Printed under the direction of Leonard Jay at the City of Birmingham School of Printing, a Department of the College of Arts and Crafts. Bodkin, an Irishman, was Barber Professor of Fine Art at the University of Birmingham and founding director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts there.
Published : City of Birmingham School of Printing College of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham 1939, First Edition
£30.00

Bold Alan - A Perpetual Motion Machine

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. 64pp. Poetry.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1969, First Edition
£10.00