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First Editions

Trypanis C.A. - Pompeian Dog

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 54pp. The author's third collection of poems.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1964, First Edition
£5.00

Ustinov Peter - The Banbury Nose: A Play in Four Acts

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a smallish chip. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 103 pages. A comedy of English manners.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1945, First Edition
£12.00

Van Gulik Robert - The Willow Pattern - A Chinese Detective Story

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. The spine of the wrapper is a little darkened and there is a little wear to the spine ends. Top edge a little marked. A clean copy intertnally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 184 pages. 15 illustrations by the author. A Judge Dee detective story. Photograph available on request.
Published : Heinemann, London 1965, First Edition
£75.00

Voltaire - La Henriade

A Londres, 1728. Hardback. 4to. First edition with this title and first illustrated edition. A good copy in a full leather contemporary binding. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt and with five raised bands. Boards show some wear and front board starting to come loose. Page edges stained red. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.[xii],202. Frontispiece, title-page vignette, ten full-page illustrations + head and tail pieces. An epic poem in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, its twin themes being the evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. Photographs available on request.
Published : ,
£530.00

Wall Mervyn - Leaves for the Burning

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 217 pages. A near very good duswtwrapper which shows minor edgewear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.This is a lovely tight clean copy.
Published : Methuen, London 1952, First Edition
£30.00

Wallace Edgar - The Black Avons Europe in the Melting Pot

Boards rather dusty otherwise a very good copy with pictorial onlay on upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 75 pages. A short story.
Published : George Gill & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
£15.00

Watson William - Ode on the Day of the Coronation of King Edward VII

Hardback. A very good copy in a vellum binding lettered in gilt. Edition limited to 175 copies. Bookplate of Kenneth Newton Colville, an author who has written and signed a couple of adulatory lines in pencil on the book about being at the coronation. 36 pages. Watson was twice in the running to be poet laureate but was overlooked both times.
Published : John Lane , The Bodley Head, London 1902, First Edition
£25.00

Waugh Evelyn - Officers and Gentlemen

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and with some soiling to the rear panel. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 335 pages.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1955, First Edition
£15.00

Waugh Evelyn - The Holy Places

Illustrated by Reynolds Stone.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and with the publisher's initials in gilt on the upper and lower boards. In a very good dustwrapper which has some spotting towards the lower fore-edge of the front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. No. 268 of 950 copies printed on Spicers' mould-made Cream Wove paper. Frontispiece in red. Wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Photograph available on request.
Published : The Queen Anne Press, London 1952, First Edition
£120.00

Waugh Evelyn - When the Going Was Good

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription. A little light edge foxing. 318 pages. Colour frontispiece. Folding map. "The following pages comprise all that I wish to preserve of the four travel books I wrote between the years 1929 and 1935."
Published : Duckworth, London 1946, First Edition
£9.00

Webb Elizabeth - The Quondong Tree

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 256 pages. A novel of the Australian outback.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1963, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - A Year of Prophesying

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Patches of damp-fading to boards, but not spine, and the book is not affected internally. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 272 pages. Comprises 55 articles being one year of the author's journalitic writing.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1924, First Edition
£12.00

Wells H. G. - Apropos of Dolores

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has two or three small closed edge tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. 352 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1938, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H. G. - Christina Alberta's Father

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt In a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish red stain at the foot of the front panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 410 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1925, First Edition
£58.00

Wells H. G. - Democracy Under Revision : A Lecture Delivere at the Sorbonne on March 15th, 1927

Hardback. A very good copy in quarter cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 47 pages.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1927, First Edition
£9.00

Wells H. G. - God the Invisible King

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth. Spine lettering faded. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some foxing. Pp.xvii,[ii],206. Wells sets out his religious belief "as forcibly and exactly as possible."
Published : Cassell, London 1917, First Edition
£8.00

Wells H. G. - Imperialism and the Open Conspiracy

Softback. A good copy in yellow paper wraps which are somewhat soiled. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 24 pages. Wells sets out his anti-imperialist views. This is No. 3 in the Criterion Miscellany series.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1929, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan, London 1906, First Edition
£65.00

Wells H. G. - In the Fourth Year : Anticipations of a World Peace

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in light green. Some edge foxing. Half-title browned. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,156 + 32 pages publisher's adverts (also browned as is the final page of the text) dated 3.18. Wells argues for the setting up of a League of Nations at the end of the First World War.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1918, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Love and Mr. Lewisham

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge foxing but not foxed internally. Gift inscription (dated September 1900) on end-paper. Pp.iv,323 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. This is generally regarded as one of Wells's best books
Published : Harper & Brothers, London and New York 1900, First Edition
£60.00

Wells H. G. - New Worlds for Old

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt but showing some damp fading to the boards. Pp.vii,355 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. The author's views on socialism.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£10.00

Wells H. G. - Phoenix : a Summary of the Inescapable Conditions of World Reorganisation

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Ownership inscription on title page. 192 pages. Wells outlines his ideas for World reconstruction "for a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity."
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1942, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Socialism and the Family

Hardback. A near very good copy in a brown quarter cloth binding with green boards. Lettered in black on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Corner clipped from front end-paper. 60 pages + 4 pages publisher's adverts. Combines two papers written by Wells which together "state pretty completely the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life."
Published : A.C. Fifield, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Text-Book of Biology Part I Vertebrata and Part II Invertebrates and Plants

Hardbacks. [1893]. A very good two volume set in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Vol. I, pp.x,149 + 16 page undated catalogue (which refers to this book as being "in the press" and states of another item that it "will be published during the fortnight following the examination of June 1893"). 24 sheets with plates.Vol. II,pp.x,157 + 2 page advert. for evening and vacation classes + 14 page publisher's catalogue dated December 1894. 23 sheets with plates (as called for). Vol. I has no ownership inscription. Vol. II has an ownership inscription on the half-title dated 1895. Neither volume is foxed internally and both have just a touch of edge foxing. This was Wells' first published book. Photographs available on request. A very decent set of a scarce item.
Published : University Correspondence College Press, London 1893, First Edition
£650.00

Wells H. G. - The First Men on the Moon

Hardback. First impression. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on front board and spine. Some wear to spine ends and edges and a rather faded patch at foot of front board. Black end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.vii,342. 12 illustrations. One of Wells's most famous science fiction titles. Photograph available on request.
Published : George Newnes, London 1901, First Edition
£175.00

Wells H. G. - The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Hardback. A very good copy of the first issue in green cloth lettered in gilt. One board tip a little bumped. Bookseller's embossed stamp on front free end-paper but no ownership inscription. Pp.vii,317 + 2 pages undated adverts and 16 pages adverts dated 20.7.04.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Wells H. G. - The Future in America : A Search After Realities

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show patches of fading. Internally the book is a very good clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,359. 12 illustrations. A study of the USA at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1906, First Edition
£18.00

Wells H. G. - The Salvaging of Civilization

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth. Spine lettering faded but readable. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 202 pages. Wells gives his thoughts on the future of mankind, a world state etc.
Published : Casell & Company, London 1921, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Hardback. A good, sound, copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and front board. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.[x],275 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1895. Fifteen science fiction/fantasy short stories. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1895, First Edition
£300.00

Wells H. G. - The Story of a Great Schoolmaster : Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth which is a little faded at foot of boards. In a good dustwrapper which has a narrow one inch long tear in front panel and other minor chips/tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A little edge foxing. 151 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. A memorial of the life, work, thought and teaching of a great headmaster.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1924, First Edition
£95.00

Wells H. G. (Writing as "Reginald Bliss") - Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump Being a Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on front board. Front board a bit marked. Lower board tips a little bumped. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's label on front fixed end-paper. 342 pages. Photograph available on request.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1915, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H.G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. Externally very good in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Embossed previous owner's address on front free end-paper. Binding a little loose. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1906, First Edition
£35.00

Wells H.G. - The Holy Terror

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription at top of title page. 447 pages. Quite a nice copy. Photograph available on request.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1939, First Edition
£25.00

Wells H.G. - You Can't be Too Careful : A Sample of Life 1901-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear but which is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Light edge foxing but a nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 297 pages. Described as "a novel of character and a picture of lower middle-class life in England during the first half of the twentieth century." Photograph available on request.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1941, First Edition
£45.00

Welsh Louise - A Lovely Way to Burn

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removeable sleeve. . Signed by the author on the title page. 358 pages. This is the first volume of the "Plague Times" trilogy.
Published : John Murray, London 2014, First Edition
£12.00

Wharton Edith - The Writing of Fiction

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. A little, mainly edge, foxing. 178 pages.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, London 1925, First UK Edition
£30.00

Whigham Peter - Things Common, Properly Selected Poems 1942-1982

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 214pp. Includes all the poetry the author wishes to keep in print including much previously uncollected and unpublished work.
Published : Anvil Press Poetry, London 1984, First Edition
£10.00

White T. H. - The Godstone and the Blackymor

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription. Black and white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A book about living on the west coast of Ireland.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1959, First Edition
£18.00

White, Patrick - The Burnt Ones

Hardback. A very good plus copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 314 pages. A collection of short stories.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1964, First Edition
£20.00

White, Patrick - The Twyborn Affair

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Top edged brown. 432 pages. Very good dustwrapper showing minor edgewear, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Joanathan Cape, London 1979, First Edition
£8.00

Wilde Oscar - For Love of the King - A Burmese Masque

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Just a trace of a stain at the foot of the lower board of the book which is not apparent on the dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Edition limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1922, First Edition
£110.00