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Princess Der Ling: Two Years in the Forbidden City. Dodd, Mead and Company 1924. Hardback. No dj. Yellow boards have a few marks, spine is darkened, edges of boards rather rubbed. Eps foxed. Solid copy, all photographs present. [ref:0518] £50.00

 

Andrew Crozier: All Where Each Is. Allardyce, Barnett Publishers 1985. Hardback in dustjacket. Lovely fresh copy in vg condition, boards slightly bumped at foot of spine. [ref:0518]
£40.00

 

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

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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. [ref:1117] £50.00

Rav Berg: The Energy of Hebrew Letters Kabbalah Centre International 2010. Light wear to cover & edge. [ref:1117] £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

André Breton: Mad Love. Nebraska 1987. Hardback in rather worn jacket, edge of pageblock foxed. [ref:0218] £50.00

André Breton; René Char; Paul Éluard; Keith Waldrop [tr.]: Ralentir Travaux. Exact Change 1990. Cover scuffed, lower corner bumped. [ref: 0218] £40.00

Christine Brooke-Rose: Such. Michael Joseph 1966. 1st edition in unclipped jacket. [ref:0917] £30.00

Fredric Brown: Compliments of a Fiend. Bloodhound 1957. Spine creased & chipped at edges, number in biro on cover. [ref:0717] £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. [ref:1017] £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. [ref:1017] £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. [ref:17c] £50.00

Samuel R. Delany: The Mad Man. Richard Kasak Books,1994. First printing. Soft cover. Slight wear to cover edges, corners lightly bumped. [ref0218] £28.00

Paul Éluard: Capital of Pain. Grossman 1973. Lettering of title on spine a touch faded, minor wear to cover & edge, top edge foxed. [ref:0717] £30.00

Paul Éluard: Selected Poems. Calder 1987. Edge foxed. [ref:0717] £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. [ref:0717] £75.00

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. [ref:17c] £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

W. S. Graham: Collected Poems 1942-1977. Faber 1979. Hardback in priceclipped jacket – a publisher’s price label is positioned just above the cut. [ref:0318] £45.00

W. S. Graham: Malcolm Mooney’s Land. Faber 1970. First edition in unclipped jacket. Pale jacket is a little marked, slightly faded on the spine. [ref:1217] £40.00

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. [ref:17d] £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

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

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

Richard Matheson: Ride the Nightmare. Consul 1959. Paper darkened with age, top edge marked, still looks fabulous. [ref:0717] £40.00

Cormac McCarthy: The Crossing. Picador 1994. Uncorrected book proof, a few marks to top edge. [ref:17d] £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. [ref:0817] £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. [ref:1017] £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. [ref:17c] £20.00

Penelope Shuttle & Peter Redgrove: The Wise Wound. Gollancz 1979. Third impression in unclipped dustjacket. There are traces of a circular price label on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, & an old secondhand price label on the front flap. Light wear to the edges of the cover, some foxing of the outer edge. [ref:0318] £35.00

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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

Alexander Trocchi: Cain’s Book Grove Press 1961. First paperback printing. Approx half inch split at join of front cover/spine. [ref:1017] £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. [ref:0917] £20.00

[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. [ref:17b] £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. [ref:0717] £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

 

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.

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