Fiction

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

Robert Aickman: The Wine-Dark Sea. Arbor House 1988. Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. This is the more extensive US version of this collection, including 11 tales along with Peter Straub’s introduction. £50.00

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

Bonaventura & Gillespie, Gerald (ed.& trans.):Die Nachtwachen des Bonaventura. Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh Bilingual Library), 1972.
Paperback. Mark where small sticker has been removed from front cover. Slight wear to cover and edges, fingernail nick on spine, one reading crease. Internally vg, text clean and unmarked. PARALLEL TEXT: German original faces Gerald Gillespie’s translation. £34.00

Fredric Brown: Compliments of a Fiend. Bloodhound 1957. Spine creased & chipped at edges, number in biro on cover. £20.00

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Paul Buck: The Honeymoon Killers Sphere 1970 handsome, apparently unread paperback with light wear to cover & edge: the book has an old bookstall price label stuck to the cover, and another on the ffep, which I personally would not be keen to attempt to remove. £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

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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

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Edwards, Blair: The Impatient Miss Blacket Caldo plain card cover with wrap, glued down at spine: cover & wrap are creased, with damage to the wrap at the bottom of the front cover, no problems with the text block, apart from some blotchy foxing to the ffep, outer edge is dustmarked & foxed (Stock ref 3082) £20.00

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Harlan Ellison: Gentleman Junkie Regency 1961 paperback first edition in fragile condition, long splits at edges of spine, some loss at bottom corners of spine, little crease at top corner of cover (Stock ref 3087) £20.00

Henry Fielding / Claude E. Jones [ed]: The Female Husband and Other Writings Liverpool 1960 paperback in slightly tatty jacket, bookplate on reverse of cover, no problem with text pages, ready to post in UK (Stock ref 2684) £20.00

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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

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

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

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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

S.N. Rampal: Unknown Skyjacker. Blue Band Publications, 1972. Hardback/dj. Poor/poor. “First major collection of aviation stories by an Indian writer’. Boards are rather runkled, probably from damp at some stage. Faded at top. Dj is worn and tatty with several small closed and open tears. Internally better. Binding solid. A good working copy of this scarce title. In addition to writing several books and his career in the Indian Air Force, Rampal has also won the Delhi-Gulmarg Motor Rally and held 3 one man exhibitions of his paintings! Ready to post in UK. (Stock ref 2495) £100.00

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William Ward: Jeff Clayton’s Red Mystery or the Nihilist Conspiracy Arthur Westbrook cover & edge worn, paper discoloured & foxed, one page corner folded over (Stock ref 3089) £25.00

Mary Wollstonecraft / William Blake / E. V. Lucas: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Original Stories with Five Illustrations by William Blake Henry Frowde 1906 worn hardback, book is rather slant, with bumped edge of front cover, gilt decoration still bright, no problem with plates (Stock ref 2998) £30.00

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. £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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