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.

We regret that we can no longer supply books worth less than EU 150 directly to customers in the European Union. Our catalogue is available through third party sites: please place your order through either abebooks or biblio to ensure that the transaction is covered by the IOSS scheme. If possible, we will prepay local VAT on orders over EU 150, but this option is not yet available for all destinations.

New In – August 2021

David Foster Wallace | Oblivion | Little, Brown | 2004 | 9780316919814 First edition in unclipped jacket. Unread copy with some external wear from previous storage/display. Extremities of spine are bumped, small pressure marks & a couple of tiny foxing spots on upper edge of page-block. | £30.00

The Tatler Volume the First (The British Classics: Volume the First. Containing the First Volume of the Tatler. 1803) | Whittingham | 1804 | Moderate wear to binding, paper foxed. | £40.00

Robert Damon | Geology of Weymouth, Portland, and Coast of Dorsetshire | R. F. Damon | 1884 | Second edition. Some wear to the top of the spine; split at the edge of the spine, which does not affect the stability of the binding. Internally, the book is in very good condition indeed. | £15.00

The Life of Nichiren Daishonin | NSIC | 1993 | 4888720339 Second edition. Lower corner of pageblock rather worn, outer tip of p.47 folded over. | £50.00

Antonin Artaud | Collected Works Volume Two | Calder & Boyars | 1971 | 0714501719 First edition in unclipped jacket. Paper foxed, top edge of page-block dust-marked. | £50.00

George Gissing; Pierre Coustillas [ed.] | Veranilda | Harvester | 1987 | 0710805381 No jacket. Cloth cover rather worn, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £40.00

Federico Garcia Lorca | Collected Plays | Secker & Warburg | 1976 | 0436257025 First edition in somewhat worn, unclipped jacket. Top edge of page-block is lightly dust-marked, lower edge is lightly pressure-marked & foxed. | £20.00

Jane Austen, Charles E. Brock [illus.] | Emma | Dent | 1950 | No jacket. Cloth cover rather worn & marked. Front cover set a little forward. Paper foxed. All plates present. | £20.00

Alexander Trocchi [ed.] | Merlin A Collection of Contemporary Writing Number One | Imprimerie Mazarine | 1952 | Cover is foxed with splash marks to its lower edge. Paper of text block is also foxed, but less heavily so. There is a tatty glassine wrapper around the cover, & a subscriptions form is loosely inserted into the magazine. | £100.00

Richard Carline, Max Chapman, Edmund Swinglehurst | John Duguid 1906-1961 | – | 1962 | Stapled chapbook with stained unlaminated cover. Blotchy foxing mark in outer margin of last two pages. Fingernail nick in outer margin of pp.27-30. No other problems with text pages or plates. | £20.00

John Hadfield | Love on a Branch Line | Hutchinson | 1959 | First edition in price-clipped jacket. Jacket is lightly sunned at spine, worn at edge with some loss at its topmost corners & at the extremities of the spine. Endpapers are foxed, front cover is set a little forward. Still a bright, good-looking copy. | £20.00

Nick Caistor, Ernesto Sabato [intrs.] | Nunca Mas (Never Again) A Report by Argentina’s National Commission on Disappeared People | Faber | 1986 | 9780571138494 A review copy, with a publisher’s slip & press release loosely inserted. The white background of the cover has darkened slightly with age, the spine is moderately creased, & the outer edge of the page-block is lightly foxed & shelf-marked. The lower edge of the half title page is slightly miscut, & has been folded back at the outer corner. | £20.00

K. R. Dark | External Contacts and the Economy of Late Roman and Post-Roman Britain | Boydell | 1996 | 085115655X Obviously second hand copy with scuffed boards, a light water mark at the very top corner of the first few pages, foxed outer edge. No problem with text pages. | £25.00

Vera W. Reid | Towards Aquarius | Aquarian | 1969 | 085030041X 1969 reprint in price-clipped jacket. A little bumped at extremities of spine. | £40.00

George M. Martin; John W. Callaghan | The Treasury of Masonic Thought | Winter & Son | 1924 | Spine & edge of cover sunned. Previous owner’s address blindstamped on ffep & half-title page. | £40.00

Dale Jacquette | The Philosophy of Mind | Continuum | 2009 | 9780826499172 Unread copy with some external wear from previous storage/display. No jacket, edge of page-block foxed. Text pages in very good condition. | £30.00

Ian B. Cowan; Alan Macquarrie | The Knights of St John of Jerusalem in Scotland | Scottish History Society, Clark Constable | 1983 | 0906245036 Light wear to boards. | £25.00

Songsuk Susan Hahn | Contradiction in Motion | Cornell | 2007 | 9780801444449 Unread copy with light external wear from previous storage/display. | £20.00

Fred Dallmayr | The Other Heidegger | Cornell | 1993 | 9780801429095 Unread copy with light external wear from previous storage/display. | £15.00

Oliver Tearle | T. E. Hulme and Modernism | Bloomsbury | 2013 | 9781441156655 Cover bumped at edge of spine & tips of lower corners. Otherwise in very good condition. | £30.00

Raymond H. Dominick III | William Liebknecht and the Founding of the German Social Democratic Party | Chapel Hill | 1982 | 0807815101 A few short closed tears to edge of unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £25.00

Charlotte Sophia Burne | The Handbook of Folk-Lore | Sidgwick & Jackson | 1914 | New edition, revised & enlarged. Light wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine. | £35.00

Courtney W. Howland [ed] | Religious Fundamentalisms and the Human Rights of Women | Palgrave | 2001 | 9780312293062 At first glance, a very good copy BUT there is ink underlining & marginal marking throughout the introduction & first chapter – an acceptable copy for reading or study. | £20.00

Douglas Baker | Anthropogeny Part I | – | 1975 | Top corner of back cover creased. | £20.00

Douglas Baker | Beyond the Intellect | – | 1979 | 0906006457 Light wear to cover & edge. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £45.00

Douglas Baker | The Diary of an Alchemist | S.E.E.K. | 1977 | Edge shows first signs of foxing. | £20.00

Douglas Baker | Esoteric Astrology Part One | – | 1975 | Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £40.00

Douglas Baker | Esoteric Healing Part II Stress Disorders | – | 1976 | White areas of cover becoming discoloured, outer edge of page-block foxed & lightly marked. | £50.00

Douglas Baker | Esoteric Psychology The Seven Rays | – | 1979 | 0906006023 Second edition. A couple of creases to cover, paper foxed. | £25.00

Douglas Baker | In the Steps of the Master | – | 1977 | Some wear to edge of cover. White areas of cover darkening, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £30.00

Douglas Baker | The Psychology of Discipleship | – | 1976 | Light wear to cover & edge. | £20.00

Douglas Baker | The Spiritual Diary | S.E.E.K. | 1977 | Small ink offset marks on back cover. Ink annotation & marking on a least 5 pages. | £30.00

Hans Conzelmann | History of Primitive Christianity | Abingdon | 1973 | 0687172519 Very good hardback in worn jacket. | £35.00

Jane Gallop | Intersections: a reading of Sade with Bataille, Blanchot, and Klossowski | Nebraska | 1981 | 080322110X The upper edge of this book has been exposed to damp at some time. This is clearly evident on the reverse of the dustjacket & on the rear endpaper. There is a faint watermark at the very top edge of the margin of many text pages, but no problem with the main area of the text pages themselves. A few blotchy foxing marks on outer edge of the page-block. This is a useable copy of a hard to obtain book for reading or study. | £25.00

Maung Myint Thien | Burmese Folk-Songs | Writers Workshop | 1987 | Second edition. Cover is patchily sunned, a little bumped at the top edge & at the extremities of the spine. The printed band around the cover is held in place beneath a removable clear plastic cover. Although the plastic cover is in damaged condition, with considerable loss around the spine, I am leaving it on the book to protect the band. The text pages themselves are in very good condition. | £20.00

Anne Freadman | The Machinery of Talk | Stanford | 2004 | 9780804747400 Light wear to cover & edge. | £20.00

Robert L. Wilken | John Chrysostom and the Jews | California | 1983 | 0520047575 Hardback in unclipped jacket. Smallish tea or coffee splash on reverse of jacket, does not show through. Foxing to edge & endpapers. Lower corner of pageblock a little bumped. A perfectly serviceable, but unmistakably secondhand, copy. | £25.00

Gideon Yaffe | Manifest Activity | Clarendon Press Oxford | 2007 | 9780199228034 Unread copy with very light external wear from previous storage/display. | £15.00

Walter Eisenbeis | The Key Ideas of Martin Heidegger’s Treatise Being and Time | University Press of America | 1983 | 0819130095 No jacket, cloth cover a little rubbed at edges of spine. | £100.00

F. J. P. Veale | The Man from the Volga: a life of Lenin | Constable | 1932 | First Edition. Hardback, with some spotting to cover, in a rather tatty jacket, which has been reinforced with clear tape at a couple of places. The book carries a personal dedication from the author on the ffep, & there is a collection of clippings about Lenin at the back of the book, together with a postcard which appears to have been sent from the author to his young daughter. A later owner has added their name to the front flap, & marked a date on the rear pastedown. The text pages are in very good condition, with foxed outer edge. | £25.00

Arthur Bhaduri | The Key to Health | Aquarian | 1952 | First Edition. Unlaminated card cover is sunned at one edge, lightly marked on the back. | £100.00

Wayne A. Davis | Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference | Clarendon Press Oxford | 2005 | 9780199261659 Light wear from previous storage/display. | £17.50

Thomas Fawcett | Hebrew Myth and Christian Gospel | SCM Press | 1973 | First Edition. Hardback in unclipped jacket. A layer of clear lamination has been applied to the jacket. Jacket is a little crinkled at the base of the spine. | £17.50

July 2021

Alexander Trocchi; Andrew Murray Scott [ed.] | Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds | Polygon | 1991 | 0748661085 Paper tanned with age, light wear to cover. | £35.00

J. F. Powers | Morte d’Urban | Gollancz | 1962 | UK first edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket is worn, with some loss at the corners, the extremities of the spine, and the crease of the spine. Clear tape has been applied as reinforcement in a three places on the reverse of the jacket. The exposed edge of the tape is visible at the top and base of the spine. There is minor wear to the edges of the hardcover beneath, and the edge of the page-block is foxed, as are the opening pages of the book. The front cover is set a little forward, and there is a previous owner’s signature on the ffep. Despite these faults, this remains a handsome, sturdy copy. | £20.00

C. H. B. Kitchin; L. P. Hartley [foreword] | A Short Walk in Williams Park | Chatto & Windus | 1971 | 0701117710 First edition in unclipped jacket. Some foxing on the jacket and outer edge of page-block. Top of spine lightly bumped. | £25.00

Charles Bettelheim | Class Struggles in the USSR. Two volumes: First Period: 1917-1923; Second Period: 1923-1930 | Harvester | – | Both volumes are rather worn, with lightly sunned, moderately creased spines and Dillons’ price stickers on their covers. The cover of vol. 1 is creased at the corners and edge. The outer edges of the page-blocks of both volumes are marked, and there is a small bump at the top of the spine of vol. 1. These are good, solid reading copies with unmarked text pages. | £60.00

Sarban | The Sound of his Horn | Peter Davies | 1952 | First edition in price-clipped jacket. Spine and edge of cloth cover beneath the jacket are faded, outer edge of page-block is heavily foxed. | £200.00

Maurice Moiseiwitsch | The Sleeping Tiger | Heinemann | 1955 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Minor wear to edge of jacket, most evident at extremities of spine, spine very slightly faded, tiny nick to edge of spine. Front cover set slightly forward, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £100.00

Roland Camberton; Iain Sinclair [intr.] | Scamp | New London Editions | 2010 | 9781905512942 Apparently unread copy with the first light signs of foxing on the outer edge of the page-block, spine very lightly sunned. | £40.00

Arthur Waley; Ivan Morris [ed.] | Madly Singing in the Mountains | Creative Arts | 1981 | 0916870359 Some wear to cover, spine moderately creased, lower edge of page-block dust-marked, other edges lightly foxed, name & old dollar prices on ffep, light mark on reverse of ffep, no problem with text pages. The book consists of approx. 100 pp of texts on Waley, followed by a 350 pp anthology of Waley’s writings & translations. | £40.00

Ted Lewis | Jack’s Return Home [aka Get Carter] | Robinson | 1985 | 9780948164064 Spine lightly creased,cover rather worn, paper tanned with age. Moderate diagonal crease at upper edge of front cover, very light diagonal crease in upper margin of opening pages. | £40.00

Irving Penn | Worlds in a Small Room | Secker & Warburg | 1980 | 0436366347 Large format softcover with bumped spine, minor wear to corners & outer edge of the cover, contact marks in the outer margins of a couple of pages. No problem with photos themselves. | £40.00

Joy Sleeman | The Sculpture of William Tucker | Lund Humphries | 2007 | 9780853319269 Withdrawn library copy in jacket. Expected library markings, lower edge of cover a little shelfworn, otherwise in excellent condition. | £100.00

Rainer Maria Rilke; Edward Snow [tr.] | New Poems [1908] The Other Part | North Point | 1987 | 0865472718 Spine & edge of jacket sunned. | £20.00

James Blake; William Styron [intr.] | The Joint | Secker & Warburg | 1972 | 0436050358 No jacket, boards rather worn & marked. Outer edge of page-block heavily foxed. | £20.00

Jad Adams | Madder Music, Stronger Wine | I. B. Tauris | 2000 | 9781860644702 Hardback in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £20.00

Alexander Trocchi; William Burroughs [intr.] | Man at Leisure | Calder & Boyars | 1972 | 0714503584 White background of card cover lightly foxed, top of spine lightly bumped, top outer corner of page-block lightly bumped, top outer corner of first page rubbed from the erasure of an old pencilled price, endpapers foxed. Still a good-looking copy. | £30.00

Maurice Blanchot; Lydia Davis [tr.] | The Last Man | Columbia | 1987 | 0231062443 Hardback in jacket. Minor general wear to jacket & cover. Outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £40.00

E. M. Cioran; Benjamin Ivry [intr.] | The Trouble with Being Born | Quartet | 1993 | 9780704301801 Light wear to cover & edge, outer edge lightly foxed. | £20.00

Knut Hamsun | On Overgrown Paths | MacGibbon & Kee | 1968 | Hardback in unclipped jacket. Price on front flap has been scored through in pencil, & a reduced pre-decimal price has been added. | £35.00

June 2021

William Wantling | The Awakening | Rapp & Whiting | 1968 | Jacket is price-clipped; series title is partly faded on spine. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £25.00

Paul Ritchie | Confessions of a People Lover | Calder & Boyars | 1967 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Price has been crossed through in pencil on front flap. Jacket is worn at the edge, with a little loss. White background of jacket is foxed, as is outer edge of page-block. | £30.00

Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport | The Dictionary of Visual Language | Bergstrom & Boyle | 1980 | 0903767074 The book gives every impression of being a regular first edition, with publisher’s price on the front flap, & the expected information on the title page & publishing information page BUT the front flap is secured by a sticker reading “This W.H. Smith/Doubleday book club edition was slightly damaged in transit and is now being sold at a special bargain price”. A large “D” has been marked on the rear pastedown. The only actual damage which I have detected is that the boards are rather bumped, which I would have put down to general wear & tear over the last forty years, but which would have been more of an issue when the book was new. Apart from that, the edges of the page block are now foxed, & a previous owner has written their name on both the ffep & title page. To avoid any confusion, this is the original UK edition of “The Dictionary of Graphic Images”, which I also have in stock. | £50.00

Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport | The Dictionary of Graphic Images | St Martin’s Press | 1980 | 0312201087 Spine of unclipped jacket is lightly sunned, with a short closed tear at the bottom of the fold of the spine/back cover. Outer edge of page block foxed. To avoid any confusion, this is the US edition of “The Dictionary of Visual Language”, which I also have in stock. | £50.00

Eduardo Paolozzi | Paolozzi Sculpture | Hanover Gallery | 1958 | White paper cover is worn & marked, with a couple of splits to the stapled spine. | £15.00

Gerard Hemsworth; Paris Moon [intr.] | After Urban Garden | Moon Gallery | 2010 | 9789881963116 Booklet to accompany Hemsworth’s first solo exhibition in Asia, at the Moon Gallery, Hong Kong. | £20.00

John Cowper Powys; Frances Gregg; Oliver Wilkinson; Christopher Wilkinson | Jack and Frances: two volume set | Cecil Woolf | Both volumes of the Powys-Gregg correspondence, published in 1994 & 1996, in unclipped dustjackets. Some wear to jackets, most evident around folds of vol. I; outer edges of page-blocks foxed, most heavily on vol. I. | £300.00

Bertrand Russell | The ABC of Atoms | Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner | 1923 | First edition in jacket. General wear to edges of jacket, some loss at extremities of spine & corners. Extremities of spine of bookcover are sunned where the jacket is damaged. Edge of pageblock foxed. 1938 gift inscription on ffep, loosely inserted note on contents, pencil notes in lower margin of at least 4 pages. | £75.00

Sine; Malcolm Muggeridge [intr.] | Massacre | Penguin | 1966 | Some wear to cover, most evident on spine. Top edge & opening & closing pages foxed. Lower outer corner a little bumped. | £100.00

Emile Zola | The Abbe Mouret’s Sin | Paul Elek Granada | 1970 | 0236308084 Reprint in unclipped jacket, top corners of cover a little bumped. | £12.50

Gino Severini | The Artist and Society | Harvill | 1946 | First edition in scuffed wrapper, with loss around the top of the spine. The book is slant, with its front cover set forward. Marginal pencil marking to text pages, also against sections of text on the front flap & back cover. Extensive patches of discoloration to opening & closing pages. | £20.00

Andre Gide | The Return of the Prodigal: and Saul | Secker & Warburg | 1953 | No jacket. Faint label trace & obliterated name or price on front pastedown. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £15.00

Alexander Trocchi | White Thighs | Blast | 1994 | 9780922233144 Rather worn copy with foxed & marked outer edge, light dampstain at upper tip of last page & reverse of back cover. | £15.00

Frances Spalding | Roger Fry Art and Life | Paul Elek Granada | 1980 | 0236401785 First edition in unclipped jacket. Minor wear to jacket, most evident at corners & extremities of spine. Top edge of spine a little bumped, upper edges of hardcover a little marked, edge of page block foxed. | £30.00

John Cowper Powys | The Art of Growing Old | Village Press | 1974 | Spine very lightly creased, cover rather worn at the corners, paper lightly tanned with age. Name on ffep. Text pages in very good condition. | £20.00

Denys Sutton [ed., intr.] | Letters of Roger Fry Volume One | Chatto & Windus | 1972 | Ex-library copy with expected markings in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page block darkened & foxed. | £15.00

Gillian Ayres; Joanna Drew & Catherine Lampert (foreword) | Gillian Ayres: Serpentine Gallery, London, 26 November 1983-8 January 1984 | Arts Council of Great Britain | 1983 | 0728703793 Internally very good, but cover is sunned & marked, hence grading.| £12.00

The Court Surgical Stores Price List and Particulars of Medical and Surgical Appliances | Stapled eight page catalogue of contraceptives, “vigour capsules”, & “sane sex” books by Marie Stopes & others sold by the Court Surgical Stores, 12 Marriotts Court, Manchester. A name is written on the front page, & various items have been ticked or had marks placed against them in the margin. Text only. | £10.00

Friedrich Nietzsche; Alexander Tille [ed.]; William A. Hausemann [tr.]; John Gray [tr.]. | The Works of Friedrich Nietzsche: Vol. X A Genealogy of Morals; Poems | Macmillan | 1897 | First edition. Minor wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine; top corners a little bumped. 1939 ownership signature on ffep. Foxing on prelims, final pages, & outer edge of pageblock. Intermittent foxing elsewhere in the book. A couple of smallish dark marks, possibly just offset ink, in the upper margin of p.xix. All pages have been cut, rather clumsily in the case of the top edge of a couple of signatures: this does not intrude anywhere near the main area of the page. Despite these faults, this is a solid copy with crisp type on heavy paper, & remains pleasing to read & handle. | £300.00

Ludwig Wittgenstein; B. F. McGuinness [ed., tr.]; T. Nyberg [ed.]; G. H. von Wright [ed., intr.]; D. F. Pears [tr.] | Prototractatus | Routledge & Kegan Paul | 1971 | 0710067887 First edition. No jacket. Cloth cover is worn & marked, with a very evident cup ring on the back cover. Ink note in the outer margin of p.55, a couple of very small ink marks at the edge of the following page. | £50.00

Julian Trevelyan | The Artist and his World | Gollancz | 1960 | At first glance, a handsome copy in a bright jacket. But closer inspection reveals signs of library ownership: a reference number & faint traces of a removed label on the spine of the jacket; a reference number on the spine of the book cover; & the faint imprint of a carefully removed label on the front pastedown. The book does not show any significant signs of use. Its paper is foxed & darkened with age. | £20.00

Vernon Scannell | The Fight | Peter Nevill | 1953 | First edition in unclipped jacket. A few light marks at edge of front cover & spine, blank back cover is dampmarked along edge, with spotty foxing elsewhere. Red cloth cover is lightly dampmarked on spine & adjoining edge of back cover. Still a handsome copy. | £25.00

May 2021

Roni Horn; Louise Bourgeois; Anne Carson; Helene Cixous; John Waters | Wonderwater (Alice Offshore) | Steidl | 2004 | 9783865210050 Four volumes in slipcase. Slipcase is a little worn, pale spine of volume 2 is lightly foxed/marked. | £200.00

Katherine Dunn | Geek Love | Hamish Hamilton | 1989 | 0241126274 UK first edition in unclipped jacket. Spine of jacket is slightly faded. | £100.00 

Lawrence Durrell | The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea | Faber | 1969 | 0571052045 1969 printing of the collected edition. The publishing information page states “First published in this edition 1969”, but I believe the novels were first collected in 1962, the date of the collection’s copyright & Durrell’s preface. Whatever, this is a very handsome copy in an unclipped jacket, with a very little foxing to the outer edge of the page block, minimal dustmarking to the lower edge, & some erased initials (or maybe a stock code) at the upper corner of the ffep. | £75.00

Alain Robbe-Grillet | Snapshots and Towards a New Novel | John Calder | 1965 | First British edition. Very good hardback, a little faded at extremities of spine & with an ownership signature on ffep, in good jacket. Jacket is unclipped, but has suffered some loss at the edges & is worn, with a little loss, along the creases of the spine: its predominantly white background areas are rather rubbed & marked. | £100.00

Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle | The Compleet Molesworth | Max Parrish | 1961 | Fourth impression, no jacket. Boards are rather worn & marked, & there is a light damp-stain in the gutter of the front endpapers & half tile page. The outer edge of the page block is similarly foxed & marked. Despite these faults, this remains a nice sturdy copy of this dethless classic, which is pleasant to handle & read. | £30.00

Ivor Cutler | Gruts | Museum Press | 1962 | First Edition. Front cover set very slightly forward, edge of pageblock foxed. Jacket is unclipped, with traces of having once been crinkled about half way down the spine. There are odd vestigial traces of tape along the top & bottom of the jacket, I suppose from some kind of protective cover having been applied to it at some time. | £100.00

Stanley Middleton | A Man Made of Smoke | Hutchinson | 1973 | 0091150612 Midway edition, bound in card with a dustjacket. The jacket is unclipped, but is in rather fragile condition at the very top of the spine, where it has been discreetly backed with tape. There is some offset from the flaps on the first & last pages of the book. The book is slant, with the front cover set forward. | £15.00

Roy Porter, Helen Nicholson & Bridget Bennett [eds] | Women, Madness and Spiritualism Volumes I & II | Routledge | 9780415276337 Two volume set. Top edge of vol II a little dust-marked. | £300.00

W. Murdoch Duncan | The Blood Red Leaf | Andrew Melrose | 1952 | Damaged jacket with faded, lightly marked spine & tenuously attached front flap. Outer edge of page block foxed, the outer tips of a few pages creased. | £25.00 

Norman Longmate | Strip Death Naked | Cassell | 1959 | First edition. Striking unclipped dustjacket is creased approx 1cm from the lower edge. There is some loss, & discreet tape reinforcement on the reverse of the cover, at the lower edge of the back cover near the spine. The spine is lightly damp-marked, as are the edges of the prelims. There is an old price inked on the ffep, along with the stamps & reference number of the Pearl Assurance Library, which are repeated on the title page. There are tape traces on the outer edge of the front flap & on the endpapers. The book is slant, with the front cover set forward. | £50.00

Murray Latham | Even from the Law | Hutchinson | Some wear & a little loss to edges of unclipped jacket. Top of spine of jacket is reinforced with clear tape on the reverse. Pale cloth cover, edge of pageblock & endpapers are all foxed. | £30.00

Theodora du Bois | Seeing Red | Collins Crime Club | 1955 | Unclipped cover still looks impressive, but is worn, with several closed tears to the top edge & some loss to the edges. There is an old price written in biro on the ffep. | £20.00

Glyn Carr | A Corpse at Camp Two | Geoffrey Bles | 1955 | Ex-Boots Library copy, with sticker on front cover & label trace on rear pastedown. No jacket, spine creased & sunned. | £60.00

Paul Foot | Red Shelley | Bookmarks | 1988 | 0906224136 Inscribed by author on title page. Lettering slightly faded on spine, light wear to cover & edge, paper tanned with age, outer edge of pageblock foxed. | £25.00

Jim Harrison | Legends of the Fall | Collins | 1980 | 0002214415 In unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page block foxed. | £30.00

Margaret Scherf | The Owl in the Cellar | Nimmo | Undated hardcover in unclipped jacket. The book itself has a lightly marked cover, name on front pastedown, lightly marked blurb page, foxed outer edge.The jacket still looks impressive, but is damaged, with loss to the edges & back cover. | £50.00

Robert Martin | A Key to the Morgue | Robert Hale | 1960 | Unclipped bright jacket. W. H. Smith Library label on front pastedown, but the book does not appear to have had significant use: it appears to be in very good condition apart from some blotchy foxing to the outer edge of the page block. Crossed out letters on ffep. Front cover set a little forward. | £20.00

Robert B. Parker | God Save the Child | Andre Deutsch | 1975 | 0233967036 First UK edition in unclipped jacket. A little wear to top edge of cover, outer edge of page block foxed. | £65.00

Adrian Daintrey | I Must Say | Chatto & Windus | 1963 | First edition, no jacket. Front cover set a little forward, light foxing to outer edge of page block. | £50.00

Alasdair Gray | Lanark | Braziller | 1985 | 0807611085 First US edition. A handsome copy in unclipped jacket. The spine of the jacket is very lightly sunned, with a little closed tear at the top edge. There are a few light pressure marks & some foxing on the back cover. The outer edge of the pageblock is foxed, & the lower edge of the boards shows some wear. | £50.00

April 2021

A. de C. Williams | The Marlborough Struwwelpeter | The Times Office Marlborough | N.D. | Very worn copy. Boards & backstrip are damp marked, as are corresponding areas of pastedown & endpapers. Corners are bowed. Binding still holds, but looks shaky. However, the book is complete & the colours of the illustrations are still bright. | £100.00


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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