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

Constanzo Allione, Allen Ginsberg | Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds | Mystic Fire | 1989 | 18007278433 VHS – 55 minute 1978 film narrated by Ginsberg & featuring Burroughs, Leary, Di Prima, Baraka & many other luminaries. I’m offering this video as a trophy only, as I have absolutely no way of testing it, but it is quite a glorious object in its own right. | £20.00

Margaret Atwood | Interlunar | Jonathan Cape | 1988 | proof copy, light mark on outer edge, lower corner a little bowed | £20.00

Stephen Barber | The Anatomy of Cruelty | Sun Vision | 2013 | 0985762527 some wear to cover & edge, upper corner of this oversize book a little bowed, a couple of light marks on outer edge -text pages unmarked | £50.00

Sinclair Beiles | Ashes of Experience | Wurm | 1969 | Quite fervent dedication from author on ffep, along with dedicatee’s signature & rubber stamp duplicating the price on the front flap. Predominantly white cover is worn & marked, outer edge of page block is dusty & marked, & lower corner of ffep is lightly marked | £100.00 

John Berger | Pig Earth | Writers and Readers | 1979 | 0906495059 First edition. A couple of long pressure marks on front brown cloth board, visible on dj but no tearing. Gift inscription on fep. Pages slightly foxed. Dj has slight wear to top and bottom edges, pressure marks on front as noted and one on back. | £35.00

Richard Brautigan | In Watermelon Sugar | Jonathan Cape | 1970 | 0224618504 Proof copy. Unclipped dust jacket over card covers. Blurb on square of white paper pasted to front cover of book. Jacket is taller than cover underneath, & worn at edges with some loss around spine. Front cover of jacket is creased, & there is a fainter crease on card cover underneath & opening pages of proof. Back flap of jacket is marked PROOF ONLY & has a provisional publication date printed on it. A different publication date is rubber stamped on the flap. A significant copy of this beloved book. | £50.00 

William S. Burroughs | Cobble Stone Gardens | Cherry Valley | 1986 | minor wear to cover & edge, ink scribble at top corner of ffep, edge foxed, text pages unmarked | £25.00

William Burroughs | Electronic Revolution / Die Elektronische Revolution | Expanded Media Editions | 1986 | 4th edition. Small format paperback with English & German texts printed back to back. Edge foxed, cover rather worn. | £30.00

William S. Burroughs | Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | 1999 | original text & German translation printed back to back; light wear to cover & edge | £25.00

William Burroughs | Nova Express | Jonathan Cape | 1966 | UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. | £45.00

William S. Burroughs, Eric Mottram, Jim Pennington | Snack: Two Tape Transcripts | Aloes | 1975 | stapled pamphlet, some foxing to unlaminated card cover, I have noticed one instance of pencil underlining in the text | £30.00

William Burroughs | The Soft Machine | Calder and Boyars | 1968 | UK 1st in very good unclipped jacket, edge & endpapers foxed | £60.00

William Burroughs | White Subway | Aloes | n.d. | spine & edge of cover a little sunned, lower corner slighty bumped | £25.00

Nick Cave | And The Ass Saw the Angel | Black Spring | 1989 | 1st print in unclipped jacket, a handsome copy | £50.00

Julio Cortazar | We Love Glenda So Much and Other Tales | Harvill | 1984 | 0002719053 Hardback in clipped jacket. Paper tanned with age, a little foxing on edge. Overall, a good looking copy.| £30.00

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

D. A. F. de Sade | The Bedroom Philosophers | Olympia Press | 1965 | minor wear to cover & edge, front cover set a little forward | £15.00

D. A. F. de Sade | Justine or Good Conduct Well Chastised | Olympia Press | 1963 | light wear to cover; edge & white panel of spine foxed; what I assume to be a later price in francs is pencilled on the back cover | £25.00

Marguerite Duras | Suzanna Andler | John Calder | 1975 | Noticeable crease on spine but binding remains firm. Slight wear to cover, paper tanned. Text clean and unmarked. Contains Suzanna Andler, La Musica & L’Amante Anglaise. | £25.00

Francis Durbridge | The Case of the Twisted Scarf | Dodd, Mead | 1961 | U.S. 1st edition in jacket. The front cover design of the jacket looks very impressive indeed, but the spine is rather worn with light blotchy marking, & the front flap is priceclipped. The binding underneath is bright, with a little wear at the edges. Overall, a handsome copy. | £75.00

Simon Dwyer [ed.] | Rapid Eye 1 | R. E. Publishing Ltd. | 1989 | The first printing of Rapid Eye 1 in its original huge format. In very good condition, with the lamination showing the first signs of peeling around the edges of the cover. | £40.00 

Stanley Fisher [ed.]; Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Jack Kerouac, etc. [contribs.] | Beat Coast East: An Anthology of Rebellion | Excelsior Press | 1960 | spine & adjoining edge of cover lightly sunned, bottom of back cover a little marked | £20.00

Hamish Fulton | Wild Life | Pocketbooks | 2000 | light wear to cover & edge, CD is present at back of book | £17.50

Herbert Huncke | The Herbert Huncke Reader| 1997 | hardback in jacket, minor wear to cover & edge, ready to post in UK | £50.00

M. Ilin | 100,000 Whys: a Trip around the Room | Routledge | 1942 | Fourth impression. No jacket, cloth cover is worn & marked, lightly faded at the spine & edge. Endpapers are foxed. Text pages & illustrations are in very good condition. | £30.00

Jack Kerouac | Desolation Angels | Andre Deutsch | 1966 | UK 1st edition, no jacket, cover worn, outer edge foxed. | £50.00

 Jack Kerouac | The Dharma Bums | Andre Deutsch | 1959 | UK 1st with corrected publication details pasted onto publication information page, light wear to bright unclipped jacket, rather worn red boards underneath, outer edge foxed, book slightly slant | £250.00

Jack Kerouac | Doctor Sax | Andre Deutsch | 1977 | UK 1st in unclipped jacket. Spine rather faded (does not affect legibility), edge of cover a little sunned – edge of book & flaps foxed, a little foxing on main area of jacket, reverse of jacket a little dampmarked around lower edge of spine – overall a very handsome copy indeed | £60.00

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg [reader] | Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses) | Shambhala | 1996 | Kerouac’s text read by Ginsberg. Two cassettes in rather worn slipcase. Tapes appear to be in mint condition, but have not been tested by me. | £20.00

Jack Kerouac | Pic, The Subterraneans: Two Novels | Andre Deutsch | 1973 | 0233956476 UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket is in beautiful condition, book has some wear to outer edge, but is otherwise in vg condition. | £100.00

Jack Kerouac | Safe in Heaven Dead | Hanuman | 1991 | 0937815446 mini book in wrapper, large label trace or similar on back cover, minor wear to cover & edge | £25.00

Jack Kerouac | San Francisco Blues | Pacific Red Car | 1991 | light wear to cover & edge | £30.00

James T. Jones | A Map of Mexico City Blues | Southern Illinois | hardback in jacket | £25.00

Gerald Nicosia | Memory Babe | Grove Press | 1983 | first printing in unclipped jacket; some wear to edges of jacket, most evident at the extremities of the spine; top edge of pageblock foxed | £20.00

Ursula le Guin | City of Illusions | Victor Gollancz | 1971 | UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Ex-library copy with expected marks & signs of use, front cover set forward. Dust jacket is in lovely condition except for offset marks from the tape used to secure its protective cover. | £50.00

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

Eimear McBride | A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing | Galley Beggar Press | 2013 | Printed by Clays, so presumably a second impression. Adam Mars-Jones quote on sticker on front cover. Cover lightly scuffed. | £20.00

Richard McBride | Memoirs of a Natural-Born Expatriate | Alan Swallow | 1966 | paperback with some wear to cover & edge | £30.00

Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Meltzer [eds.] | Journal for the Protection of All Beings: A Visionary & Revolutionary Review, No. 1: Love-Shot Issue | City Lights Books | 1961 | Paper tanned with age, card cover foxed, some loss to extremities of spine, the spine has become buckled about a quarter of the way down its length, with a short split where it adjoins the back cover and a crease extending onto the adjoining edge of the front cover. Still a good copy of this significant publication. | £80.00

Henry Miller | Black Spring | Obelisk Press | 1938 | Second Edition. Printing of October 1938. Price has been obscured on front flap & back cover, & replaced by an updated publisher’s price stamped on back page. | £40.00

Henry Miller | Gallery One: Henry Miller Water Colours. Reopening exhibition 1st March-24th March 1956. | Gallery One | 1956 | Folded sheet with an introductory note (presumably by Victor Musgrave), a list of the 17 paintings by Miller shown in the front room, & a further list of the 11 paintings by other artists shown in the rear room (including the young Gillian Ayres). A further sheet reprints an article from the Times of March 12 1956: “The Novelist as Painter: Further Episode in Gallery One”. The front of the main sheet is marked, with a little tea splash on one upper corner & a paint or ink mark beside the title. A row of numbers (prices in guineas?) has been lightly written alongside the list of Miller’s watercolours. The Times offprint has old light crease marks from being folded into quarters at some time, & the exposed edges are somewhat worn. | £50.00 

Henry Miller | Nexus | Weidenfeld and Nicholson | 1964 | First edition. Brown cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine bright. Slight pressure mark where spine meets front board. Neat pencil ‘p77’ on fep, marginal pencil line marks passage on ‘vulgarity’ on that page. Paper slightly miscut on p331, 1cm tear where the excess has been folded back in. Dj is entire, slightly sunned but not faded. Stamped ‘Publication 17 Jul 1964’ inside the dj. A bright and attractive copy. | £35.00

Henry Miller | Sunday after the War | New Directions | 1944 | no jacket, very light wear to oatmeal cloth cover | £15.00

Henry Miller | The Time of the Assassins | Neville Spearman | 1956 | Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Endpapers are browned. | £30.00

Henry Miller | The World of Sex | Olympia Press | 1957 | lower edge dustmarked, spine a little worn & foxed | £25.00

Lawrence Durrell | The Happy Rock: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | lower edge slightly bumped | £15.00

Michael Fraenkel | The Genesis of The Tropic of Cancer | Village Press | 1973 | exaggeratedly tall & narrow book is very slightly bowed, lower edge of cover is a little sunned | £15.00

Knud Merrild | All The Animals in The Zoo: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | exaggeratedly tall & narrow book is very slightly bowed | £15.00

Alfred Perles | My Friend Henry Miller | Neville Spearman | 1955 | at first glance, a very good hardback in unclipped jacket – but the book shows traces of being pored over & lived with: there are a few pencil markings in the margin, what look like light cigarette singe marks in the top corner of a couple of pages, a light splash at the edge of one page of the bibliography | £30.00

Emil Schnellock | Just a Brooklyn Boy: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | lower edge of cover is very slightly sunned, a little wear to corners, plain white back cover is marked | £10.00

Raymond Mungo | Famous Long Ago | Beacon | 1970 | hardback in unclipped jacket; jacket is rather worn, with a closed tear on the upper edge; small label trace on ffep | £15.00

David Palladini | Aquarian Tarot | Morgan Press | 1970 | Complete deck of 78 cards in two part box. Box is worn at corners of the top section, edge of the lower section. The cards have very evidently been used, with edges which I can only reasonably describe as grubby, & light marking from tea splashes & suchlike on some of their faces. That having been said, the cards still look good, with a delicacy & depth to the printing which took me by surprise. | £50.00  

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

William Plummer | The Holy Goof – a biography of Neal Cassady | Thunder’s Mouth Press | unread copy with very light wear from storage/display | £30.00

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

Gary Snyder, Mimi Osborne [illus.] | All in the Family | U C D Library Associates | 1975 | No. 171 of 200 copies, signed by both author & artist. | £50.00 

Gary Snyder | Earth House Hold: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries | Jonathan Cape | 1970 | 0224618431 hardback in jacket, name on ffep | £40.00

James Campbell, Gary Snyder | High Peak Haikus: An Interview with Gary Snyder | Beat Scene | 2006 | No. 17 of an edition of 100. | £20.00 

Gary Snyder | A Range of Poems | Fulcrum Press | 1967 | second edition in unclipped jacket, previous owner’s name on ffep | £35.00

Howard McCord | Some Notes to Gary Snyder’s Myths & Texts | Sand Dollar | 1971 | name on ffep | £15.00 

 

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

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