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FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

FICTION, MODERN FIRSTS

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261 VONNEGUT, Kurt. Bagombo Snuff Box. Uncollected Short Fiction.
1999 
Jonathan Cape, London. 1999. First Edition. Hardback with DW. Overall a good clean copy in slightly worn and rubbed wrapper. 79095 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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262 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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263 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: 15.00 GBP
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264 WAUGH, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited. The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. FIRST EDITION.
1945 
Chapman and Hall. London. 1945. First edition, first impression. No DW. Original red cloth gilt. Spine has lean and is lightly knocked. Boards faded and slightly soiled. Lacks front free endpaper. Ownership inscription to half-title. Edges and endpapers foxed otherwise a sound copy of a scarce and very desirable first edition. 83182 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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265 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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266 WAUGH, Evelyn. Remote People.
1931 
Duckworth, London. 1931. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Plum cloth. Illustrated with fold-out map. Ex Boots library copy. Boards are partially sunned and slightly soiled. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Upper hinge visible. Pages 15/16 inexpertly stuck in with tape in three places. Occasional foxing and marks to contents o/w generally sound. SCARCE 80693 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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267 WELDON, Fay. Watching Me Watching You. FIRST EDITION.
1981 
Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1981. DW. 208 pages. Sl. shelf-wear to edges of wrapper. 80413 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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268 WEST, Rebecca. The Fountain Overflows.
1957 
Macmillan, London. 1957. First edition. Hardback, no DW. Red boards, gilt type. 392pp. Some browning to endpapers, with bookplate to front endpaper. o/w a clean copy, with lightly bumped boards. 82064 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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269 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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270 WILDER, Thornton. Heaven's My Destination.
Longmans. London. 1934 
First edition, UK. DW. Tail of spine v. sl. sunned, endpapers browned o/w an unusually clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is faded at spine and very creased, chipped and torn along top edge. Near fine/G. 41968 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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271 WILLIAMS, John. Butcher's Crossing. FIRST EDITION, UK.
1960 
Victor Gollancz. London. 1960. DW. First edition, UK. SCARCE. Slight lean to spine, tail of spine sl. crumpled, front endpapers lightly marked by inner hinge. Generally a very clean and sound copy in a slightly soiled wrapper that is not price-clipped, but has a few tears and creases to top of rear panel and is chipped and creased to head of spine. A Scarce First Edition by the Author of "Stoner". 77357 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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272 WILLIAMSON, Henry. A Test to Destruction. FIRST EDITION.
1960 
MacDonald. London. 1960. DW. First edition. first issue. Williamson's dramatic novel of 1918 with the Fifth Army in France and the aftermath of peace. Endpapers browned with long ownership inscription to front free endpaper and a small area lightly rubbed to bottom of front pastedown, slight fading and shelfwear to edges of boards with one top corner very frayed. Generally a clean and sound copy in a worn, slightly torn and browned wrapper which has a portion of surface layer rubbed away at head of spine. 77236 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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273 WILLIAMSON, Henry. The Innocent Moon.
1961 
Macdonald, London. 1961. First edition. Hardback with DW. 415pp. ex-library copy, but only one or two marks and no labels. Slightly grubby upper edge to boards. Previous owner's neat signature to front endpaper. A clean and bright copy in a very nice wrapper. 80434 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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274 WILLIAMSON, Henry. The Pathway. FIRST EDITION.
1928 
Jonathan Cape. London. 1928. First edition. NO DW. Original green cloth, gilt. Spine slightly faded. Pages slightly browned otherwise a very clean and sound copy. 76528 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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275 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Thank You Jeeves. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN DW.
1934 
Herbert Jenkins. London. March, 1934. First edition, first issue. McIlvaine A51a. 312 pages, [8] pages adverts. DW with colour illustration by Abbey, spine has 7'6 NET on green label. Front flap has list of 26 Wodehouse titles, starting with Piccadilly Jim and ending with Heavy Weather. Back flap has list of 7 titles by Arthur Gask, starting with Cloud, The Smiter and ending with The Shadow on Larose. Original stone-grey cloth with red lettering and design to spine. Tail of spine, top and bottom edge of boards dulled and very slightly rubbed, spine very lightly mottled. The dust wrapper is creased and chipped to extremities with larger portions missing along bottom edge, at top of spine and at top corners. Outer edge of pages slightly spotted, endpapers very lightly browned otherwise contents are generally clean and fresh. 80808 
Price: 2000.00 GBP
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276 WODEHOUSE, P.G. Summer Moonshine.
Herbert Jenkins, London. 1938 
First Edition. DW. Red bds., black lettering. Wrapper sl. chipped at corners, sl. creased with small portion missing from spine end. This is a lovely copy in bright wrapper. Images available. VG+/VG+ 32518 
Price: 800.00 GBP
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277 WODEHOUSE, P.G. The Little Nugget.
[1913] 
Methuen & Co. London. First edition, first issue. [1913] Adverts at rear dated Autumn 1913 with second advertising catalogue dated May 1913. Hardback. No DW. Pagination [1]- 303, [304], [1]-8 pages adverts, dated Autumn 1913, [1] - 31 more adverts dated May 1913. Original red cloth, gilt with decorations to spine, blind stamped lettering to front cover.. Boards are soiled with some staining to front and rear endpapers. Spine has a lean, is sl. faded and has a close 1.5cm tear to tail and slightly pulled and frayed at head. Some light foxing and the occasional mark to contents o/w generally a nice tight copy of an early first edition Wodehouse. McIlvaine A16a. 80593 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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278 WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando. A Biography.
1928 
The Hogarth Press. London. 1928. First edition, first issue. Hardback in a partial wrapper. Illustrated. Original orange cloth, partially sunned to spine and along top of upper board. Endpapers browned, edges and occasional pages foxed. A generally clean and sound copy in wrapper that lacks large portions at head and tail of spine, a large irregular portion to the top of the front panel and smaller portions to rear panel. 75435 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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279 YONGE, Charlotte M. The Pilgrimage Of Ben Beriah.
Macmillan and Co., London. 1897 
First Edition. 321pp. Frontis with tissue guard + 4 plates. Orig. burgundy cloth gilt. Bd. extremities sl. worn. head and tail sl. knocked. Contents sound. 15930 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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