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

Paul Auster | Mr Vertigo | Faber | 1994 | 1st in unclipped jacket, paper already tanned with age, front cover set v slightly forward, minor wear to edges of jacket | £20.00

Paul Auster | The New York Trilogy | Faber | 1987 | UK 1st in unclipped jacket, paper already tanned with age, spine lightly faded | £30.00

Isaac Babel | Red Cavalry | Knopf | 1929 | UK 1st, no jacket, damp marks on front & back cover, spine still looks good, outer edge foxed, contemporary ownership signature on ffep | £50.00

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

Anthony Burgess | Beard’s Roman Women | Hutchinson | 1977 | spine of unclipped jacket is a little sunned, there are a couple of closed tears & some creasing to the upper edge of the back cover, & the back flap is creased; the outer edge of the pageblock is foxed -First edition 091284007 | £10.00

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

Miguel de Cervantes, Quentin Blake, Tobias Smollett, Robin Chapman | The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote | Folio Society | 1995 | First print of the Folio Society edition with Blake’s illustrations. Some wear to slipcase. | £200.00 

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

Derek Raymond | He Died with His Eyes Open | Alison Press | 1984 | 1st edition hardback in unclipped jacket – the book still looks good, but there are faint label traces on the front cover, & the outer edge of the front flap is creased, with a closed tear down about the first quarter of the crease; the paper is inevitably tanned with age & foxed on the upper edge | £200.00

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

Eca de Queiros | The Sin of Father Amaro | Carcanet | pictorial boards, no jacket, a little wear to edge of pageblock & front endpaper, spine very very lightly sunned | £15.00

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

Ron Goulart | The Hardboiled Dicks | Boardman | 1967 | hardback in unclipped jacket; white jacket is lightly marked, most evidently at top corner of front cover/spine; outer edge of pageblock is foxed | £20.00

Knut Hamsun | Hunger | Knopf | 1926 | Borzoi Pocket Books edition. Lower corner of front cover a little bumped, ownership signature written at top of p.iii. | £30.00

Knut Hamsun | Mothwise | Gyldendal | n.d. | some wear to cover, most evident on spine, name on ffep, light offset from illustrations in book | £30.00

Aldous Huxley | Along the Road | Chatto & Windus | 1925 | First edition in jacket, extra spine label at back of book. A. J. A. Symons’s bookplate on ffep. Pale jacket marked, stained at lower corners. | £40.00

Aldous Huxley | Jesting Pilate | Chatto & Windus | 1926 | First edition in unclipped jacket. There is a large three cornered tear in the upper part of the front cover, which has been mended with a couple of strips of tape on the reverse. There are also a couple of short tears at the edge, & some loss at the corners & top & bottom of the spine. The spine of the jacket is faded & dampmarked near the top. The outer edge of the pageblock is foxed & darkened. | £50.00

Aldous Huxley | Little Mexican | Chatto & Windus | 1924 | First edition in jacket, extra spine label at back of book. | £40.00

Aldous Huxley | Music at Night | Chatto & Windus | 1931 | First trade edition in unclipped jacket (not the signed limited edition one sometimes sees listed for sale). | £50.00

Aldous Huxley | Point Counter Point | Chatto & Windus | 1928 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket is worn at edges, with a little loss, & has been reinforced with clear tape, which has darkened over time, at the top of the spine & at the top of the fold of the back cover/back flap. Although the tape has been applied to the reverse of the cover, it is clearly visible as a dark shadow on the front. The upper edge of the cover is a little sunned, the outer edge of the pageblock is foxed. | £100.00

Aldous Huxley | Proper Studies | Chatto & Windus | 1927 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Diagonal closed tear at very top of front cover. Short tear backed with tape at bottom of fold of front cover/spine. Some loss to jacket at extremities of spine. | £50.00

Aldous Huxley | Those Barren Leaves | Chatto & Windus | 1925 | First edition in jacket, extra spine label at back of book. Edge of pageblock foxed. Pale jacket is worn & marked, with a crumpled tear at the bottom of the fold of back cover/back flap. | £50.00

Ernst Jünger; George Steiner [intr.] | On the Marble Cliffs | Penguin | minor wear to cover & edge, paper foxed | £50.00

Wyndham Lewis | The Childermass | John Calder | 1965 | minor wear to edges of cover, corners of spine are chipped, lower edge is a little dustmarked, an apparently unread copy | £30.00

Pierre Louys, M. S. Goneid [tr.] | Aphrodite | No imprint | 1948 | Pale card cover is worn & marked, with a long split down the lower quarter of the crease of the back cover/spine. Name on ffep, little portion, corresponding to the edge of a thumbnail, missing from top margin of ffep. | £20.00

Wolf Mankowitz | Laugh Till You Cry | Dutton | 1955 | First edition in unclipped jacket; a handsome copy | £15.00

Richard Matheson | What Dreams May Come | 1979 | UK 1st. Hardback in unclipped jacket, name on ffep. | £60.00

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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. | £30.00

Michael Moorcock | Stormbringer | Herbert Jenkins | 1965 | first edition in unclipped jacket; lamination has been applied to an already worn jacket, with short tears & loss at the edges, most seriously at the top & bottom of the spine; the boards are bumped at the lower front corner of the spine; the outer edge of the pageblock is foxed & dustmarked; the text pages are unmarked, but this is a worn & very obviously secondhand copy – First edition | £50.00

Cothburn O’Neal | The Gods of our Time | Anthony Gibbs & Phillips | 1962 | UK first edition – unclipped jacket looks impressive, despite some wear to edge; spine is scuffed, with a little loss to one corner; predominantly white back cover is rather marked & worn; outer edge of pageblock is dusty & foxed; old price or stock reference number in ink on ffep – First edition | £10.00

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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. | £20.00

Laura (Riding) Jackson | Lives of Wives | Carcanet | hardback in unclipped jacket | £20.00

Laura (Riding) Jackson | A Trojan Ending | Carcanet | Spine & edge of jacket faded, diagonal crease down spine of hard cover (apparently a binding fault, rather than later damage), otherwise in very good condition | £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

Delmore Schwartz | Successful Love | Corinth | 1961 | cover rather grubby & worn, outer edge of pageblock worn, no problem with text pages | £10.00

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

Iain Crichton Smith | Consider the Lilies | Gollancz | 1969 | third impression in price clipped jacket; closed tear at lower edge of fold of back flap | £15.00

Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg | Candy | Putnam | 1964 | ninth printing in priceclipped jacket | £15.00

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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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