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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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101 ECO, Umberto. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF FLAT-SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE.
2005 
Uncorrected Proof copy - precedes the first edition. Secker & Warburg. London. 2005. Large paperback. FLAT-SIGNED by author to title page. Illustrated. A clean and fresh copy. 74994 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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102 ECO, Umberto. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY AND FLAT-SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
2004 
Uncorrected Proof copy - precedes the US first edition. Harcourt, Inc. London. 2004. Large paperback. FLAT-SIGNED by author to half-title. Illustrated. Slight curl to upper cover otherwise a very clean and fresh copy. 74981 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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103 ECO, Umberto. The Search for The Perfect Language. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
1995 
Blackwell. London. First edition, 1993. DW. FLAT-SIGNED by author to title page. Silvery grey ink stains of top of pages 207-210 otherwise a clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is slightly sunned to spine. 74972 
Price: 220.00 GBP
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104 ECO, Umberto. Illustrated by Eugenio CARMI. The Bomb and the General. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
1989 
Secker & Warburg. London. First edition, 1989. DW. FLAT SIGNED by author to title page. Slim 4to children's book. Very slight browning to pages otherwise a very clean and fresh copy in price-clipped wrapper. 75004 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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105 ECO, Umberto. Illustrated by Eugenio CARMI. The Gnomes of Gnu. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
1992 
Secker & Warburg. London. First edition, 1992. DW. FLAT SIGNED+ by author to title page. Slim 4to children's book. Very slight browning to pages otherwise a very clean and fresh copy in wrapper. 75006 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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106 ECO, Umberto. Illustrated by Eugenio CARMI. The Three Astronauts. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
1989 
Secker & Warburg. London. First edition, 1989. DW. FLAT SIGNED by author to title page. Slim 4to children's book. Very slight browning to pages otherwise a very clean and fresh copy in price-clipped wrapper. 75005 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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107 ECO, Umberto. Stephen Jay Gould, Jean-Claude Carriere and Jean Delumeau. Conversations About The End of Time. FLAT-SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO TO TITLE PAGE.
1999 
Allen Lane. The Penguin Press. First edition, UK. DW. 1999. FLAT-SIGNED by Umberto Eco to title page. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in wrapper. 74998 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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108 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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109 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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110 EVANS, Margiad. Illustrations by Peggy Whistler [The real name of Margiad Evans] Country Dance.
1932 
Arthur Barker Ltd. London. 1932. First edition. Hardback with DW. Illustrated. Boards are very lightly partially sunned and the fore-edges are lightly foxed. Endpapers a little browned and some very light and occasional foxing to o/w clean and sound contents. The wrapper is a little soiled, the extremities are slightly chipped and the spine is browned. SCARCE. 76835 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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111 FAULKS, Sebastian. A Week in December. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
2009 
Hutchinson, London. 2009. First edition, first issue with correct number line. DW - NOT price-clipped. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY from the author to Sir Howard Stringer, former head of CBS and Sony. "To Howard Stringer with best wishes, Sebastian Faulks." A lovely clean copy in a wrapper with very slight shelfwear to top edge. 79342 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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112 FAULKS, Sebastian. Charlotte Gray. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1998 
Hutchinson, London. 1998. First edition, first issue with correct number line. DW - NOT price-clipped. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY from the author to Sir Howard Stringer, former head of CBS and Sony. "To Howard Stringer with best wishes, Sebastian Faulks." A lovely copy in wrapper with very slight shelfwear to top edge. 79344 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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113 FAULKS, Sebastian. On Green Dolphin Street. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
2001 
Hutchinson, London. 2001. First edition, first issue with correct number line. DW - NOT price-clipped. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY from the author to Sir Howard Stringer, former head of CBS and Sony. "To Howard Stringer with best wishes, Sebastian Faulks." Pages slightly browned otherwise lovely clean copy in a wrapper with very slight shelfwear to edges. 79345 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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114 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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115 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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116 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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117 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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118 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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119 FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. FOURTH IMPRESSION OF FIRST EDITION.
1962 
Jonathan Cape. First edition, fourth impression. 1962. DW. Silver dagger emblem to upper board. An exceptionally clean and sound copy in a slightly worn wrapper (NOT price-clipped) with slight wear along edges and a very small close tear to head of spine at joint with back cover. 79261 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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120 FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1961 
Jonathan Cape. First edition, first issue. 1961. DW. NOT price-clipped. Boards very slightly faded, gilt text to spine and skeleton hand motif to upper board. Small ownership signature to top corner of front free endpaper. A clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is slightly worn at extremities and nicked at head of spine. 79264 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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