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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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101 ECO, Umberto. William WEAVER (Translated by...) The Island of the Day Before. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND THE TRANSLATOR.
1994 
Harcourt, Brace and Company. London. First edition in English. 1994. DW. FLAT-SIGNED by author to half-title page and by Translator to title-page. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in wrapper. 74999 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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102 ELLIS, Alice Thomas. The Birds of the Air. FIRST EDITION.
Duckworth & Co. London. 1980 
First edition. DW. Small ownership inscription. Sl. lean to spine, lower edge of boards sl. worn o/w near fine in sl. faded wrapper. 52223 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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103 ELLIS, Alice Thomas. The Sin Eater. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY.
Duckworth & Co. London. 1977 
First edition. DW. Presentation copy from the author, "To Sue with love from Anna/Alice" to title page. Small ownership signature by Sue, very sl. lean to spine and very sl. wear to edges o/w near fine in wrapper that is very sl. soiled to rear panel. 52224 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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104 ELLSON, Hal. The Knife.
Lancer Books, Inc. New York. 1961 
First edition. Paperback. Pages browned, lean to spine, covers soiled. VG-. 35645 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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105 ENRIGHT, Anne. The Portable Virgin.
Secker & Warburg, London 1991 
First Edition. DW. 181pp. Wrapper has tiny amount of shelfwear. pages a little browned, o/w a near fine copy of this SCARCE volume of short stories. 71026 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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106 FAULKS, Sebastian. SIGNED A Fool's Alphabet.
Hutchinson, London. 1992 
Uncorrected bound proof copy. 275pp. Author's signed and dated inscription to title-page. Sl. wear to extremities. VG 52688 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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107 FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. The Violins of Saint-Jacques. A Tale of the Antilles.
John Murray Ltd and Derek Verschoyle Ltd, London. 1953 
First edition. DW. Illustrated. Boards lightly soiled, partially faded along top edges and near tail of spine. Gift inscription and "MRS Osnabruck" stamp to free endpaper, but contents clean and fresh. Lovely bright wrapper, unfortunately lacking several small portions from top edges and from tail of spine, slightly affecting text o/w VG-/VG-. 66342 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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108 FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Borrowed Time. Short Stories selected by Alan and Jennifer Ross.
1951 
Grey Walls Press, London. 1951. First edition UK. Dust-wrapper. 366 pages. A very clean and sound copy internally. Wrapper is partially sunned and slightly chipped at head of spine. 74525 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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109 FLEMING, Ian. Dr. No. (FIRST EDITION IN COMPLETE WRAPPER).
1958 
Jonathan Cape. 1958. DW. First edition, in original black cloth binding with brown silhouette of dancing girl to upper board and in the first issue wrapper with the author's name in black to the spine and only four rather than five paragraphs to front flap and the price of 13s 6d intact. "There is no firm priority established regarding the brown stamping of the girl figure on the top board, but she is continued through the second and third editions. Fleming knew of the variant, giving an example of each to the Lilly library without mentioning priority." (Biondi and Pickard). The prices of this book vary enormously online and we will attempt to describe it fully but would ask you to also examine the photographs in detail. There is a very slight lean to the spine and the smallest evidence of some knocking (slightly raised portion) along the centre of spine. The tail of spine is very sl. crumpled. The endpapers and edges of pages are foxed and also an occasional foxing spot to some pages, attempt has been made to erase the ownership signature on the front endpaper which has left a shadow, and there is a small stain to bottom margin of pages 151-154, not affecting text. Apart from this the book and pages are clean. The wrapper is sl. nicked at the head and tail of spine and corners with a tiny 1.5cm long x 2mm portion missing along top of front panel, close to spine. The flaps are sl. foxed especially along top edge and the wrapper is also sl. internally foxed. The rear panel is foxed and soiled o/w VG+/VG. 70515 
Price: 900.00 GBP
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110 FLEMING, Ian. For Your Eyes Only. Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1960 
Jonathan Cape. DW. First edition, first issue. 1960. Original black cloth gilt with white eye motif to upper board and silver text to spine. Slight signs of wear to boards, outer edges of pages foxed especially to lower corner. A generally clean and sound copy in a slightly dulled wrapper that is price-clipped and has signs of wear to head and tail of spine. 73120 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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111 FLEMING, Ian. From Russia With Love. SECOND EDITION
1957 
Jonathan Cape. London. First edition, second issue. 1957 (Same year as first issue). Hardback in DW with review of Diamonds Are Forever on rear cover. Red rose and silver gun motif to upper board. Prelims and outer edges have very occasional foxing. Pages slightly age-toned. A generally lovely copy in a wrapper that is chipped at head and tail of spine which is also sunned. Wrapper has some slight foxing and rear panel is also slightly browned. A SCARCE ITEM. 75100 
Price: 650.00 GBP
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112 FLEMING, Ian. The Man With the Golden Gun. FIRST EDITION.
1965 
Jonathan Cape. London. First edition, first issue. 1965. DW. Boards slightly mottled and damp-stained, slight lean to spine. Outer edges, some page margins and endpapers foxed and browned. Generally a sound copy in wrapper. 75099 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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113 FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1962 
Jonathan Cape. DW. First edition, first issue, 1962. Original black cloth gilt with silver dagger motif embossed to upper board. A remarkably clean, sound and fresh copy in a very bright wrapper that is very slightly soiled to rear panel and rubbed at tail of spine with a few chips to head of spine. A lovely copy. 73124 
Price: 400.00 GBP
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114 FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1961 
Jonathan Cape. DW. First edition, first issue, 1961. Original black cloth gilt with skeleton hand in blind to upper board. Endpapers and edges lightly foxed otherwise a very clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is NOT price-clipped but is slightly worn at extremities with chips at head of spine, 1 inch close tear along lower joint at tail of spine and a small torn portion to front panel with very slight loss by centre of outer edge. 73123 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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115 FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1964 
Jonathan Cape. DW. First edition, first issue. 1964. Original black cloth gilt with gilt Japanese lettering motif to upper board and silver text to spine. Very slight wear to lower edge of boards, and tiny indentation to rear board, outer edge of pages foxed otherwise a very clean and sound copy that is in a wrapper that is NOT price-clipped but is slightly worn at corners and at head of spine. 73121 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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116 FORESTER, C. S. Lieutenant Hornblower. FIRST EDITION.
1952 
Michael Joseph. London. First edition. 1952. DW. Spine and bottom margin of boards very slightly faded, fore-edges foxed. Endpapers are lightly browned. Wrapper is a little worn and rubbed at extremities, especially at corners o/w a lovely clean and sound copy. 75085 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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117 FOWLES, John. The Aristos. SIGNED.
Jonathan Cape, London. 1964 
First American edition. DW. Ex. Miami Public Library, usual labels and stamps. Presentation copy from the author. Bds. sl. marked. Some shelf wear to extremities. Top edge grubby. Selo-tape marks to eps. Labels neatly removed. Crease mark to printed wrapper, shelf no. neatly removed. VG/VG. 32335 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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118 FOWLES, John. The Ebony Tower. (SIGNED).
Jonathan Cape, London. 1974 
First Edition. DW. FLAT SIGNED by author to title-page. Very light marks to upper board with small portion of rubbing to surface of front free endpaper o/w a very nice copy in a price clipped wrapper rubbed and worn to outer edges. VG+/VG. 66633 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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119 FOWLES, John. The French Lieutenant's Woman. (SIGNED).
Jonathan Cape, London. 1969 
First edition. DW. SIGNED presentation slip which has been laid down on verso of half title, with added note "Renewed warm wishes in the sun at Belmont, 4 July 1995" Printed eps. from a drawing by Tom Adams. Brown bds. Purple wrapper sl. browned to edges, spine sl. faded and worn. A lovley copy. VG+/VG+. ISBN: 022461654X 32336 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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120 FRANCIS, Dick. Flying Finish. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1966 
Michael Joseph. London. 1966. First edition, first issue. DW. Spine very slightly knocked. Ownership initials and the mark from the removal of a small label to front endpaper. Contents clean and fresh. A lovely copy in a wrapper that has slight wear to edges and is slightly rubbed but still bright and NOT price-clipped. 75637 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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