Secondhand

In addition to publishing, we dealt secondhand books in Greenwich and Crystal Palace during the 1990s, and moved our business to Brighton in 1999. We have been trading from Snoopers Paradise at 7/8 Kensington Gardens for over twenty years. Our original stall was located by the turnstile entrance of this vast indoor market in the North Laine, and we relocated to a larger and more prominent space just behind the cash desk at the main entrance in 2017. We currently stock about 2000 books there, along with a selection of collectable tarot decks and the occasional spoken word CD.

Although we have shop premises, our online stock is stored separately in our warehouse & handled with all reasonable precautions. We are quarantining all new acquisitions for a minimum of three days before cataloguing and shelving them. Local customers are welcome to collect pre-ordered books from our locked display cabinet in Snoopers Paradise.

New In – February 2021

M. M. Pattison Muir | The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry | Newnes | 1902 | Attractive pocket edition with lightly marked cover, front cover set a little forward, faint traces of a bookplate having been removed from the front pastedown. | £50.00

C. J. S. Thompson | The Lure and Romance of Alchemy | Harrap | 1932 | First edition. Spine faded. | £100.00

John Davidson | The Gospel of Jesus | Element | 1995 | 185230720X No jacket, cover lightly marked, edge of pageblock foxed. | £25.00

Peter Linebaugh | The London Hanged | Verso | 2006 | 9781859845769 light external wear | £17.50

R. C. Olby; G. N. Cantor; J. R. R. Christie and M. J. S. Hodge [eds] | Companion to the History of Modern Science | Routledge | 1990 | 0415019885 Edges of page block slightly dustmarked, v light wear to dj. | £34.00

January 2021

Christine Brooke-Rose | A ZBC of Ezra Pound | Faber | 1971 | 0571091350 First edition in unclipped jacket. White back cover of jacket is a little rubbed and marked, and the spine and edge of the front cover are lightly faded. Name on ffep. | £20.00

Rupert M. Grant | Irenaeus of Lyons | Routledge | 1997 | 9780415118378 Name on ffep, pencil marking on at least four pages, back cover scratched. | £20.00

December 2020

Andrew Crozier & Tim Longville | A Various Art | Carcanet | 1987 | 9780856356988 Lower edge of jacket lightly marked, spine faded. Outer edge of pageblock a little dustmarked & foxed. Outer tip of one page folded over. | £25.00

William Carlos Williams | The Build-up | Macgibbon & Kee | 1969 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. A handsome copy, with a couple of rather unsightly clusters of foxing on outer edge of pageblock. | £30.00

Dominik Wujastyk | The Roots of Ayurveda | Penguin | 2001 | 9780140436808 Minor wear to cover & edge. Paper becoming tanned. | £15.00

Leonard E. Barrett | The Rastafarians | Heinemann, Sangsters | 1982 | 0435894587 Light wear to cover. | £20.00

Alan Jacobs | Ramana, Shankara and the Forty Verses | Watkins | 2002 | 9781842930427 Paper becoming tanned at edge. | £25.00

Michael P. Carroll | Madonnas that Maim | Johns Hopkins | 1992 | 9780801842993 Dustjacket worn, cover lightly marked, ink ticks against items in index. | £15.00

Rex Warner | The Aerodrome | John Lane The Bodley Head | 1941 | First edition with publisher’s review slip loosely inserted, no jacket. | £500.00

Sylvia Townsend Warner | A Garland of Straw | Chatto & Windus | 1943 | Second impression, no jacket. Cover is sunned at spine & outer edge, some wear to extremities of spine & corners of cover. Previous owner’s name & rubber stamp on ffep. | £50.00

Brian Aldiss | Frankenstein Unbound | Centipede Press | 2016 | 9781613471739 Numbered limited edition signed by Aldiss, Michael Moorcock, and Thomas Walker. | £90.00 Also an ex-shop display copy, with some external wear. | £75.00

Herbert Marcuse | Eros and Civilization | Routledge & Kegan Paul | 1956 | First British edition, inscribed by Marcuse to an unknown recipient on the first page (With sincere regards / Herbert Marcuse / August 19, 1956). A photocopy of the Political Preface to the 2nd edition has been loosely inserted at the front of the book. The book itself is in excellent condition, but the unclipped jacket is worn, with loss to the top of the front cover, and closed tears to its lower edge. | £1,250.00

John Cowper Powys | Owen Glendower | Cedric Chivers | 1974 | 0855949392 An excellent copy in unclipped jacket, top edge of pageblock foxed. | £40.00

 

Aleister Crowley | The Book of the Law | Booklegger / Albion | stapled pamphlet, lightly sunned around the spine | £50.00

Ron Dart | Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades | Prospect | minor wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine | £15.00

Claude Pélieu, William S. Burroughs [intr.], Mary Beach [tr.] | With Revolvers Aimed … Finger Bowls | Beach Books | 1967 | cover & edge worn, edge foxed, no problem with text pages | £20.00

Iain Sinclair | Buried at Sea | Worple Press | 2006 | 43/50, signed on title page, handwritten text by author on half title page, various inserts | £40.00

Iain Sinclair | Downriver | Random House | 1993 | hardback in jacket, 2nd impression of US 1st edition, inscribed by author on half title page | £40.00

Iain Sinclair | The Kodak Mantra Diaries | Albion Village Press | 1971 | There is a distinct wobble to the profile of this tall thin ringbound publication. The outer edge of the front cover is marked, & there is some wear to the edge, most evidently at the corners. Still an impressive artefact. No problem with text pages. | £60.00

Iain Sinclair | Lud Heat | English Language Society / Lewis-Graham Press | 1986 | 2nd edition, signed by author on title page | £100.00

Iain Sinclair | Radon Daughters | Jonathan Cape | 1994 | 1st edition in jacket, inscribed by author on title page, flyer for reading by Sinclair loosely inserted | £50.00

Iain Sinclair | Suicide Bridge | Albion Village Press | 1979 | 1st edition, signed by author on title page | £150.00

Backlist

The lists below give a snapshot of our older stock. We have more books available online and in our stall, but this gives a reasonable impression of our range and interests. Please contact us if you are interested in any of these titles, and we will then confirm their availability, and send you a PayPal invoice.

Esoterica
Fiction
History
Kulchur
Paperbacks & Pulps
Philosophy
Poetry / Drama
Politics
Psychology