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Frater Achad aka Charles Stansfeld Jones: I. N. R. I. Sure Fire Press 1989. Splash mark on unlaminated cover, light wear to cover & edge, no problem with text pages. £18.00

Frater Achad aka Charles Stansfeld Jones: Liber 31. Level Press 1974. Some wear to cover & edge, top edge of page block darkened & foxed, no problem with text pages. £100.00

Robert Aickman: Dark Entries. Fontana 1964. Minor wear to cover & edge. Title faded on spine. Paper tanned with age, edge foxed. £40.00

Robert Aickman: The Wine-Dark Sea. Arbor House 1988. Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. This is the more extensive US version of this collection, including 11 tales along with Peter Straub’s introduction. £50.00

John Ashbery: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Penguin 1976 reprint. Spine faded, some wear to cover, most evident at corners & edges of spine. £30.00

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Peter Beagle, Ted Berrigan, John Cage, etc.: Guabi, issue no. 1. 1969.Large format (approx. 8.5 x 9 inch) magazine, published from Merrill College, University of California. This quite bulky publication is bound by two staples: the upper staple has started to come away from the card cover, & the predominantly white back cover is marked at the top corner. £30.00

Michael Berg: Secrets of the Zohar. Kabbalah Publishing 2008. Hardback in jacket. Second edition. £50.00

Rav Berg: The Energy of Hebrew Letters Kabbalah Centre International 2010. Light wear to cover & edge. £40.00

Laurence Binyon [tr.]: Dante’s Inferno. Macmillan 1933. First edition in unclipped jacket. Some wear to edge of jacket at spine. Edge of pageblock foxed. £50.00

Christine Brooke-Rose: Such. Michael Joseph 1966. 1st edition in unclipped jacket. £30.00

Fredric Brown: Compliments of a Fiend. Bloodhound 1957. Spine creased & chipped at edges, number in biro on cover. £20.00

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Sophie Calle: Exquisite Pain. Thames & Hudson, 2004.
Good. No dj as issued. Grey cloth boards have grubby patch on back where original isbn/price sticker has been removed and the last word of the red lettering on back has lifted slightly. A few light marks on the long edge of the page block. No inscriptions. Text pages clean and in very good condition. £150.00

Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass. Studley 1948. Striking illustration on dj, colour frontispiece, 4 full page line drawings. (All illustrations are for Alice in Wonderland.) Some loss to edge of jacket. £30.00

Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the Snark & Other Verses. Oxford 1939. Chameleon Books edition in jacket. Ownership signature etc. on reverse of ffep. £50.00

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Jean Cocteau: The White Paper / Pierre Angelique: The Naked Beast at Heaven’s Gate with a preface by Georges Bataille. Greenleaf 1968. Rather wonderful publication, issued for “adult reading” – minor general wear to cover, lightly scuffed spine, edges of cover rather worn, paper darkened with age, but still a handsome copy. £100.00

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond: The Legacy of the Stiff Upper Lip. Penguin 1969. Spine faded, old (cheap!) ink price on ffep, one page corner folded over. £20.00

Robin Cook, writing as Derek Raymond: Dead Man Upright. Little, Brown 1993. Proof copy. £50.00

Paul Éluard: Capital of Pain. Grossman 1973. Lettering of title on spine a touch faded, minor wear to cover & edge, top edge foxed. £30.00

Paul Éluard: Selected Poems. Calder 1987. Edge foxed. £25.00

William Empson: The Structure of Complex Words. Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition. Good/good. Green boards and gilt lettering reasonably bright though top edge a little faded. Long edge of page block noticeably foxed.Occasional pencil marking in margin (usually to correct text typos). Gift inscription on fep. Dj is foxed, grubby and darkened on spine: not price-clipped but tatty along top edge and has 1cm closed tear at foot of spine. £75.00

Joseph V. Femia: Gramsci’s Political Thought, Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process. Clarendon Press, 1987. Paperback. Minor wear to cover and edge, couple of light creases on back cover, reading crease on spine. Light mark on long edge of page block. Text pages clean and unmarked, light pressure mark on a couple of pages of the bibliography. £39.50

Helah Fox & Buntie Wills [eds.]: A Tribute to Toni Sussmann from Some of her Students. Privately printed, no date. Transcriptions of some of this Jungian analyst’s talks, along with a few brief memoirs, etc. £10.00

J. F. C. Fuller: The Star in the West. Neptune Press 1976, number 242 of an edition of 500. Some wear to cover, lower edge dustmarked. £75.00

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William Gaddis: JR. Jonathan Cape, 1976. UK first in dustjacket. Good/good. Red boards reasonably fresh but front board is set slightly forward. Corners bumped, top corner of back board sl creased. Sl wear to top edge, especially at spine. Pastedown to fep lightly crinkled. Page edges foxed, a few marks and one slight indentation in lower edge of page block. Light foxing line along fep where dj flap made contact, Text pages clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is intact, not price-clipped, slightly worn along top and lower edges, foldover to front flap is rather rubbed and lamination along this line is peeling slightly. Still looks very nice. £160.00

Judith Gleason: Oya. HarperCollins 1992. Gift inscription on ffep, some wear to cover & edge, background of spine lightly faded. Ready to post in UK. £30.00

W. S. Graham: The Nightfishing. Faber 1955. First edition in unclipped jacket. Some wear to edge of jacket, with loss to the area adjoining the top of the spine. Previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. £40.00

Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms. Grosset & Dunlap 1929. 1st thus. Cover & edge worn, front hinge shaky, erased pencil inscription on ffep, still a nice copy. £30.00

ner’s name & bookplate on front endpapers, some wear to edges of jacket, with a little loss at top & bottom of spine. £50.00

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Geoffrey Hill: Mercian Hymns. Deutsch 1971. A rather worn copy of the 1st paperback printing, which was evidently in the possession of Judith Kazantzis at some time, as rough drafts of her poem “Christ of Kenwood” are written out on two blank pages at the back of the book. All things considered, Hill’s great work is best experienced in the format in which it was originally published, & the association is an interesting one. £50.00

Russell Hoban: Riddley Walker. Cape 1980. 1st edition in unclipped jacket. The lettering of the title has faded on the spine so that, at first glance, it appears to be in the same white lettering on a black background as the author’s name & publisher’s logo. £50.00

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Roger Ingpen: A Choice of the Best English Lyrics. Three volume set in slipcase: 17th Century & Earlier; 18th Century; 19th Century. Selwyn & Blount, 1922. Three attractive pocket editions in slipcase. The books are in very good condition, apart from the following faults: their outer edges are quite heavily foxed, & their integral cloth bookmarks are rather worn, especially at the ends. The box is still in solid condition, but is discoloured & stained. £50.00

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Shirley Jackson: The Lottery. Farrar, Straus 1949. Second printing in jacket, issued in April 1949, the month after its original publication. Some loss to edges & corners of jacket, closed tear at top edge of front cover, tape mend at top edge of back cover: despite these faults, the jacket still looks striking. Front cover of book is set a little forward, & the cloth cover is worn at the lower corners & towards the bottom of the spine. Internally, the book is in very nice condition indeed. £40.00

Richard Kempton: Provo. Autonomedia 2007. Minor wear to cover & edge, one page corner folded over. £60.00

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John Lennon: In His Own Write. Jonathan Cape 1964. This is the first printing of Lennon’s first book, not to be confused with later impressions. Overall, it is a handsome copy, but it does show its age in a few respects. The front cover slants a little forward, the corners of the spine look worn, as do the creases to either side of the spine. There is a contemporary owner’s signature on the front endpaper. £40.00

Thomas Ligotti: Grimscribe. Robinson 1991. Hardback in unclipped jacket, minor wear to edge, edge of page block foxed. Iconic cover art by the great & deeply missed Stafford Stone. £40.00

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Gerry Loose: Starworks. Longhouse 2009. Approximately A7 sized publication, 2 strips of text in a folded card cover, secured by a printed band. £10.00

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Lu K’uan Yü aka Charles Luk: Practical Buddhism. Theosophical Publishing House 1971. Hardback in rather worn jacket. NB: THIS BOOK HAS A NOTICEABLE SCENT OF TOBACCO SMOKE! £50.00



[Paul Marteau:] Ancient Tarot of Marseilles. Grimaud, nd. 78 cards & booklet, no box. Booklet is well worn, with pen notes on the back cover, trumps are worn & scuffed, their outer edges darkened by shuffling; courts & pips appear unused. Cards have a lingering scent of perfume. Characteristics of this deck: undated Grimaud copyright on all trumps except the Tower, Moon & Sun; undated Grimaud copyright on all court cards; no copyright on the pips. Titles in French only. The cards have a white background; there are two yellow dice on the Magician’s table; no tax stamp on the Ace of Coins; 1748 / B. P. GRIMAUD / 1930 is printed on the 2 of Coins; a tulip is shown in the centre of the 4 of Coins. Cards are approx. 12.5 x 6.5 cm: total thickness of deck is approx. 4 cm. Booklet is in English, with Grimaud printed on the front cover, John Waddington on the back. To the best of my knowledge, Grimaud published cards matching this description between 1940 & 1963: the English language booklet suggests that this deck was issued for export somewhen after the repeal of the Witchcraft Act in 1951. £50.00

Richard Matheson: Ride the Nightmare. Consul 1959. Paper darkened with age, top edge marked, still looks fabulous. £40.00

Cormac McCarthy: The Crossing. Picador 1994. Uncorrected book proof, a few marks to top edge. £100.00

Theodor Mommsen: The History of Rome. Dent, nd. Complete 4 volume Everyman’s Library set. Lower edge of vol. 2 is marked, p. 359 of vol 4 is trimmed a little oversize, so that the edge projects beyond the pageblock. £50.00

Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen: The Science of Discworld II – The Globe. Ebury 2002. Signed by all three authors on the half title page. Hardback 1st in jacket, gold lettering on front cover rather rubbed. £100.00

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Tony Ray-Jones: A Day Off – an English Journal. Thames & Hudson, 1974. First edition, no dustjacket, tiny mark on half title page, very slight wear to corners of cover, minimal discoloration to edges of page block, light indications of use. £250.00

Peter Reich: A Book of Dreams. Picador 1974. Paper & white areas of cover tanned with age. Corners rather worn. £30.00


[Arthur Rimbaud:] Rimbaud Centenary. Plymouth Arts Centre 1991. Celebratory anthology including texts by Asa Benveniste, David Gascoyne, Thom Gunn, Jeff Nuttall, Tom Pickard, Tom Raworth & Peter Redgrove. A picture of Rimbaud has been tipped into the book, & extra material loosely inserted. £20.00

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Iain Sinclair [editor]: Conductors of Chaos. Picador 1996. Desperately hard to obtain anthology, edited & introduced by Sinclair, with a stellar list of contributors, including J. H. Prynne, Allen Fisher, Bill Griffiths, Lee Harwood, Stewart Home, Grace Lake [aka Anna Mendelssohn], Barry MacSweeney, Maggie O’Sullivan & Denise Riley. It includes retrospective selections of work by David Jones, W. S. Graham & others. This book shows signs of wear & the passage of time: there are pressure marks on the cover, the edge is rather worn, & the paper inevitably tanned with age. On the plus side, the binding remains solid & the pages are unmarked. £50.00

Natsume Soseki: Zen Haiku. Weatherhill 1994. Unlaminated cover is rather worn & marked. £35.00

Alexander Trocchi: Cain’s Book Grove Press 1961. First paperback printing. Approx half inch split at join of front cover/spine. £30.00

Fred & Judy Vermorel: The Sex Pistols. Universal 1978. Paperback 1st edition. Crease at lower corner of front cover, little bump on outer edge, paper tanned with age. £20.00

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Peter Lamborn Wilson aka Hakim Bey: Sacred Drift. City Lights 1993. Minor wear to cover & edge. £50.00

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Peter Lamborn Wilson aka Hakim Bey: Shower of Stars. Autonomedia 1996. Light wear to cover & edge. £50.00

[Ludwig Wittgenstein] Rush Rhees [ed.]: Ludwig Wittgenstein – Personal Recollections. Blackwell 1981. Hardback in unclipped jacket. There are a couple of short tears & a little loss to the top edge of the jacket, the lettering on the spine is faded but still legible, & the rear flap is creased. The outer edge of the text block is a little marked. £65.00

Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish): Bluebeard’s Seventh Wife. Popular Library 1952. Contents: Bluebeard’s Seventh Wife; Morning after Murder; Silhouette; The Hat; Humming Bird Comes Home; Through a Dead Man’s Eye. Rather worn paperback with pressure marks on cover, creased upper corner of cover, title faded on spine, book exchange stamp on ffep. £30.00

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Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish): I Wouldn’t be in Your Shoes. Hutchinson, nd (1946). Contents: I Wouldn’t be in Your Shoes; Last Night; Three o’Clock; Nightmare; & Papa Benjamin. No dustjacket, cover lightly worn, most evidently on spine & at lower corner of spine/front cover, where cloth is a little frayed, very light trace of erased pencil writing (a signature or similar) on ffep. £50.00

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Cornell Woolrich: Nightmare. Dell, 1964. Cover worn, most evidently on outer edge, light damp stain to upper edge of page block. £20.00

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Cornell Woolrich: Rendezvous in Black. Ace, no date. £10.00

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W. B. Yeats: A Vision. Macmillan 1962. A handsome copy in unclipped dustjacket. The front cover is set a little back & the edge is very lightly foxed. £40.00

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W.B Yeats: The Variorum Edition of the Plays of W.B. Yeats. Macmillan 1979. Edited by Russell K. Alspach & Catherine C. Alspach. Good plus/good plus. Slight wear to top of unclipped dustjacket, sl fading to top of blue boards. Top of page block dusty. Name etc of previous owner on fep. Internally vg. £100.00

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Louis Zukofsky: Ferdinand. Cape Editions 1968. £20.00

 

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