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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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101 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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102 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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103 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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104 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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105 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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106 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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107 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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108 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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109 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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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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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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 FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.
1964 
Jonathan Cape. First edition, first issue. 1964. DW. With silver text to spine and gilt Japanese characters to upper board. A few tiny marks to prelims, outer edges of pages slightly foxed otherwise a clean and sound copy in a complete wrapper that is NOT price-clipped but has slight signs of wear to extremities. 79260 
Price: 250.00 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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