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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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201 SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye.
1951 
Book Club Edition, as stated on front flap of dust-wrapper but all other imprint details Little, Brown, Boston. 1951. 216 pages. Dust-wrapper has sunned spine and very slight wear to top edge; overall a very clean copy. 74594 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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202 SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman.
Faber & Faber. London. 1931 
First edition, thus. DW. 15 full page coloured plates with guards, numerous decorations and illustrations in b/w. Coloured illustrations to endpapers (with different set of illustrations to rear and front endpapers). Illustrated boards. Illustrated wrapper. The illustration of the boards differs from that of the wrapper, all are coloured. Tale of spine crumpled and sl. frayed. Wrapper is split at hinges and somewhat incomplete, lacking portions at head and along spine and large corner of front panel. Rear panel complete and most of illustration on front panel still there but Sassoon's last name missing. VG+/G. A very handsomely produced book. 45974 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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203 SCHLINK, Bernhard. The Reader. FIRST EDITION. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway.
Phoenix House. London. 1997 
UK First edition, first issue. DW. Spine has the slightest hint of a lean o/w a unused, fresh, crisp and clean copy. Fine in fine wrapper. 49809 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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204 SCOTT, Evelyn. Bewilderment.
Duckworth & Co. London. 1922 
First edition. Very scarce. Duckworth's own file copy. Original black cloth, yellow text. Head and tail of spine frayed and worn along joints.VG 32329 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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205 SCOTT, Evelyn. The Narrow House.
Duckworth & Co. London. 1921 
First Edition. Orange bds., red lettering. Very scarce. Duckworth's own file copy. Lower hinge tender but intact. 244pp. + 15pp. pubs. ads bound in at rear. Bds. rather grubby, edges sl. browned o/w a nice copy. Relevant clippings loosely inserted. Author's second book and her first novel. 32331 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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206 SERVICE, Robert W. The Rough-Neck.
T. Fisher Unwin. London. 1923 
First edition. No DW. Original black cloth, lightly faded and stained, contents sl. shaken, extremities worn. Small green stain to front endpapers, first few pages and last few pages browned o/w VG-. 45334 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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207 SOMERS-COCKS, H. The Mystery of Malvern Mire. A Story of the Druids and Caratacus. (SIGNED). With Illustrations by Helen Stratton.
Wilson and Phillips. Hereford. 1923 
First edition. SIGNED Presentation copy from the author. Slim 8vo. Coloured frontis with tissue guard. Original blue cloth faded at spine and along outer margins. Outer edge of pages foxed. VG-. 29589 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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208 STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. (FIRST UK EDITION).
William Heinemann. London. 1952 
First edition, UK. DW. Original green cloth, sl. crumpled at very edge of head and tail of spine which is also very lightly spotted. Pages sl. browned. VG+ in wrapper that is sunned and sl. rippled at spine with one small splash mark, soiled to rear panel and sl. worn and creased along edges with a couple of short close tears. 68272 
Price: 165.00 GBP
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209 STERNBERG, Cecilia. Masquerade.
Collins. London. 1979 
First Edition. DW. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped o/w a very nice copy in slightly worn and partially browned wrapper. VG+/VG+. 69514 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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210 TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Blaming.
Chatto and Windus, London 1976 
First Edition. D/W. 190pp. Outer edge foxed. Upper board cocked. Wrapper slightly worn at extremities. Spine slightly sunned. Rear of wrapper slightly foved. VG+/VG+. ISBN 0701121696. 27503 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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211 THEROUX, Paul. Saint Jack. FIRST EDITION.
The Bodley Head. London. 1973 
First edition. DW. Boards very sl. mottled, light foxing to endpapers and flaps of wrapper, sl. lean to spine o/w near fine in wrapper that has faded spine with sl. wear to head and tail and is sl. soiled to rear panel with a very bright front cover that has two small marks to it. A novel full of wonderful quotations "Fifty: it is a dangerous age - for all men and especially one like me that has a tendancy to board sinking ships." Or the protagonist's fantasy is to be rich and have two young women who only love him for his money - that way they will never leave him. 55040 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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212 THURBER, James. Lanterns and Lances.
Hamish Hamilton. London. 1961 
First edition. DW. Please contact us for further information. 17378 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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213 TOURNIER, Michel. The Midnight Love Feast. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright.
Collins. London. 1991 
First edition, UK. DW. Near fine in slightly worn wrapper. ISBN 0002236605. 30798 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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214 TROOP, Elizabeth. Woolworth Madonna. FIRST EDITION.
1976 
Duckworth. 1976. First edition. DW. Near fine in sl. worn VG wrapper. 71336 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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215 TULLY, Mark. The Heart of India. SIGNED
Viking, London. 1995 
First edition, third impression. DW. 241pp. Glossary. Author's signature to title-page. VG+/VG+ 59979 
Price: 12.95 GBP
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216 VONNEGUT Jr., Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five Or the Children's Crusade A Duty Dance With Death... PRESENTATION UK FIRST EDITION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO HIS REVIEWER WITH A TYPED SIGNED LETTER ON THE AUTHOR'S HEADED PAPER.
1970 
First edition. DW. Jonathan Cape. Presentation copy from Vonnegut to Philip Oakes who reviewed his books for The Sunday Times and became a friend. [See our "Cat's Cradle" item also] On the front free endpaper, "FOR PHILIP OAKES - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. MARCH 19, 1970". The author did not let the ink dry long enough and some of the "Kurt" has offset on to the front pastedown! Loosely inserted is an envelope with a typed address to Mrr. [sic] Philip Oakes, THE SUNDAY TIMES... with a typed return address Vonnegut W. Barnstable, Mass. USA. With the word "AIRMAIL" and a long underline across in the author's own hand. The envelope contains a very friendly letter, on one side typed and signed by Vonnegut on his own headed writing paper. It thanks Philip for his helpful review. It also includes some very sarcastic remarks about Nixon and one of the local peace demonstrations to the end. There is very slight shelfwear along the lower edge of the boards, slight foxing to endpapers and edeges o/w a clean and sound copy in a wrapper that has two close tears and creases along bottom edge of front cover and sl. signs of shelf wear to other extremities. 72408 
Price: 6000.00 GBP
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217 WALCOTT, Derek. Sea Grapes.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. 1976. 
First edition USA. DW. Pale green cloth, black to spine. 84pp. Sl.. wear to DW edges incl. 2cm. tear at fold between head of spine and u. panel. Half a dozen light marks in ballpoint to first and last poems. VG?VG. 36247 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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218 WATSON, S. J. Before I Go To Sleep. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. SIGNED.
Doubleday. London. 2011 
First edition, first issue with correct number line. DW. Signed by author to title page in black felt tip. Small dent to top of upper board with corresponding indent to wrapper o/w fine in wrapper. 59421 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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219 WAUGH, Evelyn. Officers and Gentlemen.
Chapman and Hall. London. 1955 
First edition. DW. Wrapper age browned to spine and extremities which is also chipped to spine ends and edges. Internally a very clean copy. 42667 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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220 WHITE, Edgar. (Nkosi). The Rising. A Novel. (SIGNED).
Marion Boyars Publishers, London. 1988 
First Edition. DW. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "For Beverly deep love (you were there from B.T.C. on) Edgar London 8/8/88". Contents are age browned o/w a very nice copy in partially sunned wrapper. VG+/VG+. 68292 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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