Fiction

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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

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Robert Bloch: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper. PROOF COPY, Subterranean Press 2011. £20.00

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

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

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

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Laura Del-Rivo. The Furnished Room. ‘New Authors Limited No. 28’, Hutchinson, 1961. First edition. Hardback/dj good plus/vg minus. Black cloth boards a little dusty and faded along top edge, front cover set slightly forward, some foxing to eps and page edges, paper rather aged. Dj front looks surprisingly fresh, not price-clipped, a little worn and browned along top edge with a couple of tiny closed tears; white back of dj is rather discoloured with a few small marks and smudges, featuring a striking portrait of Del-Rivo by Ida Kar. Filmed as ‘West 11’ a couple of years later and recently republished by New London Editions in their ‘Beats, Bums and Bohemians’ series, this is an attractive copy of the scarce first edition. £100.00

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Marguerite Duras: The Little Horses of Tarquinia. Calder 1960. Good UK 1st in unclipped jacket. £40.00

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

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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

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

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Harry Mathews: Tlooth. Paris Review Editions / Doubleday, 1966. Inscribed by Mathews to the English pataphysician Simon Watson Taylor. Cover is worn and marked, edge of pages foxed, lower corner of publishing information page marked. (009019) £30.00

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Spiro Peterson. The Counterfeit Lady Unveiled. Anchor, 1961. Cover worn, though front cover design still looks good, back cover creased, edge foxed. (717) £20.00

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

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

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

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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

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 

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