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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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161 HUXLEY, Aldous. After Many a Summer. FIRST EDITION.
1939 
Chatto & Windus. First edition. 1939. No DW. Original brown cloth, gilt. Spine has slight lean and is very lightly faded, endpapers and edges browned otherwise a remarkably clean and sound copy. 73284 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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162 HUXLEY, Aldous. Brief Candles. FIRST EDITION.
1930 
Chatto & Windus. First edition. 1930. No DW. Original red cloth, gilt. Spine has slight lean and is very lightly sunned, prelims browned, occasional foxing throughout otherwise a remarkably clean and sound copy. 73286 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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163 HUXLEY, Aldous. Music at Night and Other Essays. FIRST EDITION.
1931 
Chatto & Windus. First edition. 1931. No DW. Original light blue cloth gilt, spine slightly faded with very slight wear to head and tail. Endpapers browned, neat ownership inscription otherwise a remarkably clean, fresh and sound copy. 73288 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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164 HUXLEY, Aldous. Young Archimedes and Other Stories. FIRST US EDITION.
1924 
George H. Doran. First edition, US. 1924. No DW. Original mustard-yellow cloth with paper title-piece to spine. Boards are a little grubby and spine is dulled Endpapers and edges browned, some pages uncut and others roughly trimmed otherwise a remarkably clean and sound copy. 73285 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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165 JACOB, Naomi. The Morning Will Come.
Hutchinson & Co. London. 1953 
First edition. DW. Some light foxing o/w fine in a particularly gorgeous wrapper that is v. v. sl. worn at head and tail of spine. 17817 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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166 KAFKA, Franz. America. [Amerika] Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir. First Edition in English in DW.
1938 
George Routledge & Sons. DW. First edition. 1938. Original dark maroon cloth gilt, cloth very sl. marked to upper board and cloth to lower board very sl. raised in portions. Boards sl. sunned to margins, small portion faded at tail of spine with slight amount of shelf-wear along lower edge and corners. Head of spine very lightly frayed. Pages browned, no inscriptions. Generally a clean and sound copy of a very scarce item in a wrapper that is NOT price-clipped but lacks portions to head and tail of spine and top of front panel, is sl. soiled and rubbed to rear panel and is sunned to spine. 73117 
Price: 700.00 GBP
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167 KENNEDY, A. L. The Blue Book. (SIGNED).
Jonathan Cape. London. 2011 
First edition, first issue with correct number line. Signed by author to title page in thin black felt tip which has sl. offset to opposite page. No DW issued. Deep purple boards decorated in gilt and blue. Label has been removed from lower board o/w Near fine. 59404 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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168 KENT, Alexander. Passage to Mutiny. (SIGNED).
Hutchinson, London 1976 
First Edition. DW. SIGNED and dated 1976 by the author on title page. Very slight lean to front board. Contents are clean and sound. Wrapper spine very lightly sunned, extremities a little worn and rubbed, internally repaired with tape at head and tail of spine 69611 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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169 KUNDERA, Milan. Translated from the French by Linda Asher. The Festival of Insignificance.
2015 
Faber and Faber, London. 2015. First Edition, First Issue. Hardback. DW. Overall a good clean copy in slightly worn and very slightly soiled wrapper. 80691 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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170 LAMPEDUSA, Giuseppe Tomasi di. The Leopard. Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun.
Harvill Secker, London. 2010 
First edition thus. Special limited edition to celebrated the centenary of Harvill Secker; 2,500 copies only printed. DW. viii + 212pp. Grey ribbon marker sewn in. Slight forward lean/warp. Slight nick to bottom of DW at spine. o/w a very clean and fresh copy. 63454 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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171 LANCHESTER, John. Fragrant Harbour. SIGNED FIRST EDITION
2002 
Faber & Faber, London. 2002. First editiion. Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "To Howard Stringer with best wishes from John Lanchester". From the library of Lord Howard Stringer (former head of CBS and Sony).A lovely clean and fresh copy in wrapper. 79208 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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172 LANCHESTER, John. The Debt to Pleasure.
1996 
Picador, London. 1996. First edition. Hardback with wrapper. 232 pages. Very clean and sound - a lovely copy. 79207 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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173 LANCHESTER, John. The Debt To Pleasure. (SIGNED FIRST EDITION).
1996 
Henry Holt and Company, New York. 1996. DW. First Edition, first issue. US. SIGNED without any other inscription to title page and correctly number-lined. A very nice clean copy in the attractive wrapper with a cut-out window to display peach beneath. 79226 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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174 LARKIN, Philip. A Girl in Winter.
Faber & Faber, London 1956 
Second impression of this book, one of 2060 copies, issued nine years after the first edition of 1947. DW designed by Margaret Wolpe. Sl. lean to spine, edges of boards sl. sunned, contents clean and fresh. VG+ in wrapper that is nicked, chipped and sl. worn at extremities that lacks 1.5cm portion at head of spine o/w a bright and attractive copy of this scarce novel. 46251 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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175 LARKIN, Philip. A Girl in Winter. SECOND IMPRESSION OF FIRST EDITION.
1956 
Faber & Faber. London. 1956. Second impression of first edition. DW. Lean to spine, endpapers lightly foxed, lower edge of boards very slightly faded otherwise a clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is slightly soiled and worn and chipped to extremities. 77354 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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176 LAWRENCE, D.H. The Ladybird; The Fox; The Captain's Doll.
1923 
First edition, second impression. 1923. Martin Secker, London. Dark tan cloth, gilt type to spine. 255 pages. Extremities bumped; spine ends crumpled and beginning to fray slightly. Attractive woodcut bookplate (Ex-Libris F G Howe) and small neat ownership inscription to front end-papers. Some foxing and browning to pages otherwise a clean and sound copy. 74303 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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177 LAWRENCE, D.H. The Tales.
1934 
First edition. Martin Secker, 1934. London. Original tan cloth, sl. shaken, gilt type to spine and upper board. 1138 pages. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine ends sl. crumpled with 1cm tear to cloth along upper hinge from head. Neat gift inscription dated 1934 to front free end-paper. Slight browning to pages otherwise a very acceptable copy. 74304 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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178 LAWRENCE, D.H. The Virgin and the Gipsy.
1930 
Martin Secker, London. 1930. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Brown cloth, gilt. Very slight lean to spine and front board. Occasional light foxing to o/w clean and sound contents. A lovely copy. 79726 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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179 LESSING, Doris. The Grass is Singing. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1950 
Michael Joseph. London. 1950. First edition, first issue. Hardback with DW. Spine and margins of boards faded. Endpapers and edges foxed. Generally a clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is NOT price clipped, and has been put on slightly to the left of centre and is browned, and foxed internally, slightly foxed to rear panel and very slightly worn along top edge but still unusually bright and unused. 75638 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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180 LEVIN, Bernard. Enough Said. SIGNED.
Jonathan Cape, London. 1998 
First editon DW. Presentation copy by Levin to his publisher. Small stain to upper edge o/w a Near Fine copy in wrapper. 59627 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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