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[Angry Brigade] | Don’t Mark his Face: Hull Prison Riot (1976) | National Prisoners’ Movement (PROP) | [n.d.] | minor wear to spine | £20.00

Ali Bey el Abbassi | Travels of Ali Bey – 2 volume set | Garnet | 1993 | complete hardbound set in jackets with many maps & illustrations loosely inserted; in the case of both volumes, the top edge of the page block is foxed, & the spine of the dustjacket rather faded; there is a closed diagonal tear at the top of the spine of vol 2, & the upper corner of its back cover is bumped; the books are evidently secondhand, with signs of handling, but remain sturdy & handsome volumes | £60.00 

Hans Carl Artmann | Under the Cover of a Hat & Green-Sealed Message | Quartet Books | 1986 | Hardback in jacket, price neatly inked out on front flap. | £50.00

 

Oswell Blakeston | The Night’s Moves | Gaberbocchus | 1961 | Top corner of back cover worn. | £15.00

 

W. E. Bowman | The Ascent of Rum Doodle | Max Parrish | 1956 | First edition, in unclipped jacket, of more or less the greatest novel in the language. A previous owner has rubberstamped his name on the ffep, &, excessively, on the outer edge. | £30.00

 

 

Lenny Bruce | The Essential Lenny Bruce | Macmillan |1972 | Edited by John Cohen. Two volume set of proofs. |£50.00

 

William S. Burroughs | Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts | Riverrun John Calder | 1979 | good paperback – spine & edge of cover rather faded, pressure marks on a small area of front cover & first couple of pages | £50.00

William S. Burroughs | Tornado Alley | Cherry Valley | 1989 | paperback edition, minor wear to cover & edge | £20.00

Samuel Butler [published anonymously] | Erewhon, or Over the Range | Trübner & Co | 1872 | Third edition. A handsome copy, with minor external wear, & a little scrape to the rear pastedown. A later prospectus for the Cape edition of Butler’s works is loosely inserted. | £75.00

William Chappell; Frederick W. Sternfeld [intr.] | Popular Music of the Olden Time – 2 volume set | Dover | 1965 | paperbacks show their age – pale covers are darkened & marked &, as is the way with old Dover books, the lamination is peeling away from their covers; the edges of the pageblocks are lightly foxed & dustmarked; one binding in vol 1 is a little out of true, protruding slightly from the edge; in contrast to the books’ worn exterior, the text pages remain in very good condition | £24.00

William Cobbett; Asa Briggs [intr.] | Rural Rides – 2 volume set | Dent | 1966 – 1967 | Everyman’s Library set in jackets | £15.00

Chapman Cohen | Pamphlets for the People | Pioneer Press | n.d. | series of 18 pamphlets, bound together, former library ownership indicated by ink inscription on front endpaper, traces of tape on rear endpaper, light pencil marking in the margin of at least one page | £25.00

E. E. Cummings | Three Plays and a Ballet | Peter Owen | 1968 | vg- hardback in jacket | £30.00

 

Hal Ellson | Reefer Boy | Neville Spearman | 1955 | 1st edition. Hardback in jacket. Front cover looks great, plain back cover has been exposed to damp at some time, & is noticeably crinkled, although there is no problem with the book’s cover beneath it. | £50.00

 

Frederick Engels, ed./tr. Edward Aveling | Socialism Utopian and Scientific | Swan, Sonnenschein & Co./Charles Scribner’s Sons | 1892 | Ink name & date in the top outer corner of the (clumsily cut) title page. Some pencil marking in the margin of the introduction. | £50.00

 

Brian Epstein | A Cellarful of Noise | Souvenir Press | 1964 | vg hardback in g jacket, jacket is price clipped & a closed tear on the top edge has been backed with sellotape, the repaired area is noticeably creased, & there is a small splash mark on a blank area of the cover – despite these faults, this remains a good looking copy | £35.00

Peter Fryer | Hungarian Tragedy | New Park | 1986 | Paperback with some external wear, no problem with text pages. | £15.00

Cynthia Harnett | The Great House | Methuen | 1949 | 1st edition in unclipped jacket. The book is slant, with the front cover set noticeably forward, & a name & address written on the ffep have been heavily scored out in biro. The edges of the pageblock are foxed, & the edges of the jacket & spine are worn. Despite these shortcomings, this remains an attractive copy | £50.00

Martin Heidegger | Nietzsche | RKP Harper & Row | 1981 – 1987 | Complete 4 volume set, all 1st edition hardbacks in jackets. Volume One is the UK edition, published by Routledge, the others are the US Harper & Row printings. Overall, this is a handsome set, but there are a number of small faults: all volumes have a previous owner’s name on the ffep; some page corners of vol. 1 have been folded down, & there is a light diagonal crease on the closing pages of text; a list of page numbers has been noted in ink on the back endpaper of vol. 2; the top edge of vol. 4 is lightly marked; there is minor wear to all the dustjackets | £150.00

Martin Heidegger | What is Called Thinking? | Harper & Row | 1968 | vg- hardback in jacket | £40.00

Carolyn Hillyer | A Circle of Thirteen: Myths & Stories of Women’s Ancient Wisdoms | Seventh Wave Music | 1997 | spiral bound publication with minor wear to cover & edge, most evident at corners of cover | £50.00

Ted Hughes | Crow | Faber | 1981 | paperback reprint SIGNED BY HUGHES on first page | £100.00

 

Lawrence Lipton | The Holy Barbarians | W. H. Allen | 1960 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. Some loss to upper edge of jacket, top corner of front flap creased, cerise lettering on spine faded a tone. Endpapers tanned. | £40.00

Sax Rohmer | The Green Eyes of Bast | Cassell | 1922 | First print of “popular edition” (original publication was 1920, with a further printing that year). Worn pocket edition with embossed design on cover & decorated spine, name on ffep, paper foxed. | £20.00

Alexander Sandilands | A Hundred and Twenty Negro Spirituals Selected Chiefly with a View to their Being Used by Africans in Africa | Morija Sesuto Book Depot | 1951 | hardback, no jacket | £20.00

Gil Scott-Heron | The Vulture | World Publishing Co | 1970 | 1st edition hardback in rather worn & scuffed, but intact & unpriceclipped jacket. Book cover is rather blotchily marked, with worn edges. Outer edge of pageblock is foxed. Ffep has the rubber stamp of the famous literary agent Deborah Rogers. A very evidently secondhand book, which is more impressive in actuality than the accumulation of faults listed above might imply. | £75.00 

M. P. Shiel | Prince Zaleski | Cedric Chivers Portway | 1967 | Hardback in jacket, both in vg condition. | £20.00

Ralph Steadman; Andrew Lambirth | Red Alert | October Gallery | 1990 | light external wear | £15.00 

Adrian Stokes | Stones of Rimini | Faber | 1934 | Previous owner’s signature on front pastedown. | £100.00

 

Roderick Walcott | The Benjy Trilogy : The Harrowing of Benjy; A Flight of Sparrows; The Education of Alfie | Ian Randle Publishers | 2000 | light wear to cover & edge | £100.00

Robert Wang | Tarot Psychology: Jungian Tarot-Set | Urania | 1988 | plastic video-type box, paperback book, deck of 78 cards plus 2 cards promoting other A G Muller publications – book & all cards in lovely condition, some wear to box, including cracked inner hinge | £60.00

 

Robert Westerby | Wide Boys Never Work | John Lehmann | 1948 | First publication of the revised edition in Lehmann’s Holiday Library. Hardback in unclipped jacket, some loss to edges of jacket, most seriously at lower outer corner of front cover. Amusing but NSFW gift inscription on ffep. | £50.00

 

Emmett Williams | Sweethearts | Edition Hansjorg Mayer |1967 | £100.00

 

Cornell Woolrich, Ellery Queen [intr.] | The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich | Boardman | 1966 | UK 1st. Hardback in jacket. Price has been crossed out in ink on front flap of jacket. White background of jacket is foxed, as are endpapers. The logo on the spine of the book is rather faded. | £20.00 

Louis Zukofsky | Prepositions | Horizon Press | 1968 | vg- hardback in jacket, white background of jacket has become discoloured | £25.00

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
Philosophy
Poetry / Drama
Politics
Psychology