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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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161 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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162 ISHERWOOD, Christopher. Mr. Norris Changes Train. FIRST EDITION.
1935 
Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press. London. 1935. First edition, first issue. No DW. Boards discoloured and faded, professionally rebacked with original spine laid down. The spine is very faded and lightly water-stained with the author's name not clearly visible. Endpapers soiled and stained with two ownership inscriptions. Edges and endpapers foxed and soiled. A sound copy and generally, apart from the faults mentioned, the contents are clean. 81124 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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163 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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164 JACOBSON, Howard. Shylock Is My Name.
2016 
Hogarth Shakespeare, London. 2016. First Edition. Hardback with DW. A very clean and fresh copy. 81932 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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165 JORGE, Lidia. The Migrant Painter of Birds. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
2001 
First edition UK. Harvill Press, London. 2001. DW. 261 pages. Very clean and sound, a lovely copy. 81916 
Price: 8.50 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. Immortality. Translated from the Czech by Peter Kussi.
1991 
First edition UK. Faber & Faber, London. 1991. DW. 387 pages. DW rubbed to extremities; pages inevitably a little browned. 81923 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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170 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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171 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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172 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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173 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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174 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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175 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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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 LEE, Laurie. Cider With Rosie. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1959 
The Hogarth Press. London. DW. 1959. First edition, first issue with the paragraph about the fire in the piano works factory present on page 272. Date "Nov. 1959" neatly written on front free endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers and edges of pages, spine very slightly knocked and slightly crumpled at tail otherwise a remarkably clean and fresh copy in a wrapper that is slightly sunned along edges and chipped at head and tail of spine. Lee himself mentioned how scarce this first issue was in a letter to Christina Foyle, the bookseller. "I was most touched that you took the trouble to send me the Burning Piano and most impressed that you found one (they were all impounded in Gloucestershire)". He was alluding to the passage found in the first impression copies on p. 272 which described "a fire at the piano-works almost every year, it seemed to be a good way of balancing the books". Lee was sued for libel, and the passage removed from subsequent editions. 81842 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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180 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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