Secondhand

New In – October 2021

Denton Welch | Maiden Voyage | Hamish Hamilton | 1973 | 0241023769 Hardback in clipped jacket. Spine lightly sunned, outer edge of page-block foxed. A previous owner has loosely inserted photocopies of Welch’s artwork from the original edition. | £50.00

Flann O’Brien | The Hard Life | MacGibbon and Kee | 1961 | First edition in unclipped jacket. An ex-library copy with expected traces & markings, including rubber stamps & a shelf number marked within the text pages. The front cover is set a little forward, & the edge of the page-block is rather worn & foxed, with a little fingernail nick in the outer margin of p.39. | £20.00

Vladimir Nabokov | Lolita | Weidenfeld & Nicolson | 1959 | First printing of the UK edition in unclipped jacket. Edge of jacket worn, with a couple of closed tears, & some loss at top of spine & folds of flaps. There is more extensive damage to the lower edge of the back cover of the jacket. The front cover of the book is set slightly forward, & the top corner of the front cover is a little bumped. Outer tip of pp.299-304 is creased, edges of page-block & opening & closing pages of the book are foxed. | £40.00

Robert Tressell (given as Robert Tressall on spine & title page) | The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists | Grant Richards | 1914 | First edition in what we assume to be library binding. The cover is very worn, & has been exposed to damp, with some offset on the lower corner of the last page, & the very tip of the lower corner of the penultimate page of the book. The outer edge of the page-block is worn & marked, & the binding is very fragile at the first & last pages of the book, although the main body of the book still feels solidly bound. The word ‘adult’ & a number have been written on the reverse of the front cover, & there is an ownership signature in the upper corner of the rear endpaper. The paper is foxed & marked, & the book has evidently been heavily read, with little tears in the outer margins of a few pages. | £400.00

Lewis Carroll; Mabel Lucie Attwell [illus.] | Alice in Wonderland | Raphael Tuck | Cover is worn, with some pen marking. Name & clumsily written numbers on ffep. Binding reinforced at a number of places with long sellotape strips. Paper foxed. Plate facing p.28 torn & not very successfully mended with tape. Plate facing p.36 loose. Plate facing p.44 is missing. Lower corner of p.49 torn away (does not affect text area). Closed tear up lower margin of plate facing p.54 (just touches the lower edge of the illustration). Corner of plate facing p.98 lightly creased. Short closed tear in upper margin of plate facing p.138 (does not affect illustration). Despite these faults, this remains an attractive copy. The plates are beautifully coloured, & the line drawings on the text pages still look very good indeed. | £30.00

Adele Moreau | Nouveau Jeu de la Main | B. P. Grimaud | Deck of 56 cards plus a plain pink & blue card with original booklet in box. Cards appear to be unused, box is a little scuffed. | £100.00

Jeff Nuttall | Performance Art Memoirs Volume 1 | John Calder | 1979 | 071453711X First edition in unclipped jacket. Red lettering on spine has faded to white. | £30.00

Hans Faverey | Chrysanthemums, Rowers | Leon Works | 2011 | 9780976582052 Pale cover & edge a little marked. | £20.00

B. S. Johnson | Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry | Collins | 1973 | 0002211319 At first glance, a very good first edition in unclipped jacket. But close inspection shows this to be an ex-library copy, with traces of a label having been removed from the front endpapers, & an abraded patch on the publishing information page where a stamp has been erased. Nonetheless, this remains a handsome copy. | £100.00

Nigel Fountain | Underground | Comedia, Routledge | 1988 | 9780415007276 First edition in unclipped jacket. | £30.00

John Wilcock [ed.] | The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol | Other Scenes Inc. | 1971 | First edition. Edges of cover worn & lightly creased, little nick about halfway down outer edge of front cover. | £25.00

V. Vale & Andrea Juno [eds.] | Re/Search #4/5: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Throbbing Gristle | Re/Search | 1982 | Edge of spine knocked about two-fifths of the way down, light wear to cover & edge. | £30.00

V. Vale & Andrea Juno [eds.] | Re/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook | Re/Search | 1990 | Seventh printing. Light wear to cover & edge, most evident at corners. | £40.00

Russell Ferguson et al. | Christian Marclay | Steidl | 2003 | 3882439319 Some wear to cover & edge, front cover set forward. | £40.00

David Curtis | Experimental Cinema | Studio Vista | 1971 | 028979787X First edition in unclipped jacket. | £25.00

Gene Youngblood; R. Buckminster Fuller [intr.] | Expanded Cinema | Studio Vista | 1970 | 0289701139 First edition in unclipped jacket. Price on front flap has been crossed out with pencil. Pencil annotation & marking in the margins of at least two pages. Otherwise in very good condition indeed. | £75.00

Stefan Themerson | Bayamus | Gaberbocchus | 1965 | White cover is worn & marked. Original Gaberbocchus bookmark loosely inserted. | £30.00

Valerie Solanas | S.C.U.M. Manifesto | Olympia | 1971 | 0700410309 Cover is scuffed & heavily foxed. | £50.00

Jack Kerouac | Old Angel Midnight | Booklegger / Albion | Light wear to cover, lower corner very gently bowed, light foxing to endpapers. | £37.50

Iain Sinclair | Suicide Bridge | Albion Village Press | 1979 | First edition, printed in a run of 400. | £75.00

Nasarvanji Maneckji Cooper | The Imitation of Zoroaster | Cooper Publishing Company | Inscribed by author on ffep (some other bookdealer has helpfully attached a small SIGNED EDITION sticker to the upper corner of the page). Cover worn & marked, pages heavily foxed. | £100.00

Jan Kerouac | Baby Driver | Andre Deutsch | 1982 | 0233974873 First edition in unclipped jacket. Paper foxed & tanned. | £40.00

E. Temple Thurston | The City of Beautiful Nonsense | Penguin | 1939 | First Penguin printing. Spine creased & lightly faded, worn with a little loss at lower edge. I assume that this book would have originally been issued in a dustjacket, which is no longer present. | £100.00

Jonathan Williams; Hugh Kenner [intr.] | Portrait Photographs | Coracle | 1979 | No. 44 of 50 copies signed by Jonathan Williams. Slipcase is sunned & rather worn. Some wear to book cover. Outer pages of page-block lightly foxed. Photographs in excellent condition. | £200.00

Penelope Shuttle; Peter Redgrove | The Wise Wound | Gollancz | 1979 | 0575024550 Third impression in clipped jacket. First traces of foxing on upper edge of page-block. Previous owner’s name on ffep. | £50.00

Ronald F. E. Weissman | Ritual Brotherhood in Renaissance Florence | Academic Press | 1982 | 0127444807 Hardback in unclipped jacket. Edge of page-block foxed. | £200.00

Jack Kerouac | The Subterraneans | Panther | 1962 | Film tie-in copy with wear to edges of cover, light crease on title page, a tiny fingernail nick to the outer edge of p.69, paper tanned with age. | £40.00

Iain Sinclair | White Chappell Scarlet Tracings | Goldmark | 1987 | 1870507002 First edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed, white areas of cover are a little sunned. | £40.00

Kenneth Patchen; Richard Morgan [ed.] | Still Another Pelican in the Breadbox | Pig Iron Press | 1980 | 0917530144 Previous owner’s rubberstamp on ffep. Light mark on outer edge of page-block. Top corner very lightly bowed. | £30.00

Richard Prince | American English | Sadie Coles HQ | 2003 | 3883757179 Outer edge of cover worn, trace of old price on first page. | £100.00

Boris Vian | Froth on the Daydream | Rapp & Carroll | 1967 | First British edition of this translation in unclipped jacket. Jacket is worn at edges, most heavily at top of spine. Spine of jacket is creased & very lightly faded. The outer edge of page-block is foxed. A contemporary Sunday Telegraph review, incorporating a Nicolas Bentley drawing of ‘Boris Vian: trumpeter of zany notes’ has been loosely inserted into the book. | £150.00

Leonard Cohen | Parasites of Heaven | McClelland and Stewart | 1966 | Paperback first edition. Spine faded, plain areas of cover foxed, pressure mark on cover, lower corner of cover & first few pages very gently creased, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £40.00

Alan Burns | Dreamerika! | Calder & Boyars | 1972 | 0714508039 First edition in price-clipped jacket. Publisher’s price label on front flap, ink price on ffep. 2cm closed tear with a very little loss at top of fold of back cover/spine. Corners of cover a little bumped. Top edge of page-block foxed. | £100.00

Driss ben Hamed Charhadi; Paul Bowles | A Life Full of Holes | Weidenfeld & Nicolson | 1964 | Oral narrative transcribed & translated by Bowles, who has inscribed the book to the Tangier-based writer Angus Stewart. First edition in unclipped jacket. Edge of page-block foxed. | £100.00

Arthur Machen; Julian Symons [intr.] | The Three Impostors | John Baker | 1968 | Hardback in priceclipped jacket. Extremities of spine reinforced with clear tape on reverse of jacket. | £30.00

Alan Licht; Jim O’Rourke [intr.] | Sound Art: compilation CD included | Rizzoli | 2007 | 9780847829699 Top corner of back cover a little bumped, CD still in its unopened pocket. | £30.00

Patti Smith; Massimo Buda [ed.] | Poesie Rock | Newton Compton | 1980 | Parallel text edition of Patti Smith’s poetry with Italian translation. Illustrated with black & white photos. Cover is rather worn, spine faded, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £20.00

Amanda Palmer; Neil Gaiman; Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel [photos] | Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence | Eight Foot Books | 2009 | 9780615234397 Self published hardback in jacket. Light wear to jacket. Big sprawly dedication from Amanda Palmer on half-title page. | £100.00

D. S. MacColl | What is Art? | Pelican | 1940 | First Pelican edition with unclipped French flaps. Edges of cover are rather scuffed, extremities of spine are worn. Lower edge of page-block is dustmarked. | £25.00

Norman Nicholson | Selected Poems | Faber | 1966 | Rather worn copy with marked cover signed by the author on the title page. There is a gift inscription on the facing page & an accompanying letter inserted between the pages in which the donor describes herself as “part of the matter” of Nicholson’s verse. | £20.00

Ted Lewis | Jack Carter and the Mafia Pigeon | Allison & Busby | 1994 | 9780749001773 Apparently unread copy with minor wear to cover. | £50.00

G. Wilson Knight | The Saturnian Quest | Barnes & Noble | 1964 | A book once owned by Powys acolyte Kenneth Hopkins, with his signature on the ffep. Hardback in rather worn jacket. Flaps of jacket, endpapers & outer edge of page-block are heavily foxed. At least one instance of marginal annotation on text pages. | £20.00

Iain Sinclair | The Kodak Mantra Diaries | Beat Scene | 2006 | Beat Scene Special Issue. Oversized stapled publication with creasing around the spine & a little wear to outer corners. | £30.00

Miguel Angel Asturias | The President | Gollancz | 1967 | Second impression in unclipped jacket. Book is slant, with front cover set forward. Top edge of pageblock is dusty & foxed, outer edge foxed. There are a couple of long tears at the top edge of the jacket, & tears along the creases of the spine & front flap. There is loss to the edge & extremities of the spine of the jacket, & the corresponding areas of the hard cover beneath are sunned. The text pages are unmarked. | £35.00

Georges Simenon | The Son | Four Square | – | Spine & corners of cover creased, back cover marked, paper tanned with age. | £25.00

Norman Collins | Penang Appointment | Penguin | 1939 | First Penguin edition in unclipped jacket. The crease of the front flap of the jacket is rather worn & partly split. Otherwise this is a bright attractive copy. | £100.00

Walter Tevis; David Fickling | The Man who Fell to Earth | Oxford | 1979 | Edition designed for English learners, with modified text. Fabulous cover art. Monochrome film stills on reverse of front & back covers. Front cover is scuffed at edge of spine; there is an unsightly label mark on the back cover. | £30.00

John Ashton | Understanding the Fourth Gospel | Oxford | 2007 | Hardback in unclipped jacket. | £75.00

D. A. F. de Sade; Georges Bataille [intr.] | The 120 Days of Sodom – three volume set | Olympia Press | 1962 | Traveller’s Companion set. Previous owner’s mark neatly inked on half-title page of vol. I; little split at edge of spine of vol. II, which also has a couple of small scuffed patches on the back cover & a few small marks on rear endpaper; edge of front cover of vol. III scuffed. Some foxing to outer edges of page-blocks, most evident on vol. I. Original prices inked out on back covers, new prices pencilled on. | £40.00

Samuel Beckett | Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable | John Calder | 1959 | First edition of the trilogy in a single volume. In an unclipped dust jacket with a lightly faded spine. Edges of jacket worn, with a few closed tears. Outer edges of page-block foxed. Bookshop label on rear pastedown. Pp. 219 – 222 are slightly miscut at the outer edge. | £100.00

Octave Mirbeau | A Chambermaid’s Diary | Fortune Press | In unclipped jacket with French price label on spine. A couple of 3 cm tears to upper edge of jacket. Outer edge of page-block is heavily foxed. | £100.00

Pierre Albert-Birot; Barbara Wright [tr.] | The First Book of Grabinoulor | Atlas | 1986 | 0947757090 First English edition. Outer edge of page-block foxed. Bookshop sticker on reverse of back cover. | £30.00

Konrad Bayer; Malcolm Green [ed.] | Selected Works of Konrad Bayer | Atlas | 1986 | 0947757066 Cover worn, spine creased, outer edge of pageblock worn & marked, previous owner’s name & rubber stamp on front endpapers. No problem with text pages – a good reading copy of this scarce book. | £70.00

Alastair Brotchie; Malcolm Green; Antony Melville [eds.] | Raymond Roussel: Life, Death & Works – Atlas Anthology No. 4 | Atlas | 1987 | 0947757147 Light wear to cover; outer edge lightly foxed. | £25.00

Jacques Vache; Andre Breton; Paul Lenti [tr., ed.] | War Letters | Atlas | 1993 | 0947757570 Bottom 5 mm of spine scuffed, with a tiny split at the fold of the spine/back cover. The Printed Head Volume III, number 1. 151 of an edition of 300. | £100.00

Alfred Jarry; Alexis Lykiard [tr.] | Days and Nights | Atlas | 1989 | 0947757198 Light wear to cover; outer edge of page-block foxed. | £25.00

Wolfgang Bauer; Malcolm Green [tr.] | The Feverhead | Atlas | 1993 | 0947757651 Light wear to cover; outer edge lightly foxed. | £40.00

Raymond Queneau; H. J. Kaplan [tr.] | The Skin of Dreams | Atlas | 1987 | 9780947757168 Reading copy with heavily foxed/marked outer edge, previous owner’s name & rubber stamp on front endpapers. No problem with text pages. | £20.00

Robert Desnos; Terry Hale, Stanley Chapman [trs.] | Liberty or Love! | Atlas | 1993 | 094775766X Cover a little scuffed & worn at edges, traces of a brief pencilled note on first page. | £30.00

Georges Rodenbach; Thomas Duncan, Terry Hale [trs.] | Bruges-la-Morte | Atlas | 1993 | 0947757589 Light wear to edges of cover. | £20.00

Alberto Savinio; James Brook, Susan Etlinger [trs.] | The Lives of the Gods | Atlas | 1991 | 0947757287 Light external wear from previous storage/display. | £15.00

Remy de Gourmont et al; Andrew Mangravite [ed., tr.]; Felix Vallotton [illus.] | The Book of Masks | Atlas | 1994 | 0947757813 Atlas Arkhive Two. Light wear to cover, unsightly blotchy foxing to outer edge of pageblock & endpapers – otherwise in very good condition. | £40.00

Michel Leiris; Anna Warby [tr.] | Aurora | Atlas | 1990 | 0947757252 Light wear to cover & edge. | £35.00

Unica Zurn; Malcolm Green [tr., intr.] | The Man of Jasmine | Atlas | 1994 | 0947757805 Edges of cover scuffed, most evident on fold of spine/back cover. | £75.00

Raymond Roussel; John Ashbery, Harry Mathews, Antony Melville, Martin Sorrell [trs.] | Raymond Roussel: Selections from Certain of his Books – Atlas Anthology VII | Atlas | 1991 | 0947757260 Lower corner of front cover & first few pages very lightly creased, pressure mark on front cover. | £90.00

Bernard Noel; Paul Buck & Glenda George [trs.] | The Castle of Communion | Atlas | 1993 | 0947757295 Light wear to cover, outer edge lightly foxed. | £100.00

Robert Desnos; Terry Hale [tr.] | Mourning for Mourning | Atlas | 1992 | 094755752X The Printed Head Volume II, number 6. | Unnumbered copy from an edition of 300. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £100.00

Gerhard Roth; Malcolm Green [tr.] | The Autobiography of Albert Einstein | Atlas | 1992 | 0947757473 Light wear to cover & edge. Faint label trace on back cover. | £60.00

Alfred Jarry; Antony Melville [tr.] | Caesar Antichrist | Atlas | 1992 | 0947757465 Light wear to cover, edges & endpapers lightly foxed. | £20.00

Harry Mathews | The Way Home | Atlas | 1989 | 094775721X Light wear to cover & edge. Bookshop sticker on back cover. | £100.00

Andre Breton; Paul Eluard; Jon Graham [tr.]; Antony Melville [intr.]; Salvador Dali [frontispiece] | The Immaculate Conception | Atlas | 1990 | 0947757228 Minor wear to cover, outer edge of page-block foxed, previous owner’s name & rubber stamp on first page, bookshop sticker on back cover. | £100.00

Arthur Cravan; Jacques Rigaut; Julien Torma; Jacques Vache; Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, Iain White [trs.] | 4 Dada Suicides | Atlas | 1995 | 0947757740 Outer edge of page-block lightly marked by an almost colourless liquid spill: this does not extend onto main area of pages, & the paper is not crinkled. Otherwise in very good condition, with a little wear to the edges of the cover. | £40.00

Alfred Jarry; Paul Edwards & Antony Melville [trs.] | Adventures in ‘Pataphysics: Collected Works I | Atlas | 2001 | 9781900565257 Cover is worn & scuffed; there are a few small marks on the endpapers; p.235 is miscut, projecting beyond the edge of the page-block. | £100.00

Marguerite Duras | The Sailor from Gibraltar | Calder and Boyars | 1966 | UK first edition in unclipped jacket. The lettering on the spine of the hardcover beneath is upside-down, presumably as a result of the book being misbound, although I can find absolutely no other problems with it. There is some wear to the edge of the jacket, & it is a little marked. The outer edge of the pageblock is foxed, & there is a pencilled date on the front pastedown. | £50.00

Montague Haltrecht | A Secondary Character | Andre Deutsch | 1965 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Upper corners of jacket dampmarked. Brief pencilled note on ffep, bookshop stamp on rear endpaper. | £20.00

Denton Welch | In Youth is Pleasure | Vision | 1950 | Hardcover in unclipped jacket. The spine of the jacket has been reinforced with clear tape on its reverse: there is some loss to the edges of the jacket, most noticeably at the top of the spine. The pale cloth cover of the book is foxed at the edges, as is the page-block, & a little worn at the extremities of the spine. | £50.00

Chris Gallant [ed.] | Art of Darkness: the Cinema of Dario Argento | FAB Press | 2001 | 1903254140 Revised edition, with light wear to the cover, most evident at the corners, & a light diagonal crease to the back cover. | £40.00

Pearl S. Buck [tr.] | All Men are Brothers (Shui Hu Chuan) | Methuen | 1937 | Second edition. Cloth cover is sunned, & worn at extremities of spine. Blotchy foxing on first pages of book, text pages in very good condition. | £40.00

Joseph Campbell; Fraser Boa | This Business of the Gods | Windrose | 1989 | 096932541X Spine very lightly faded, name on half title page. | £20.00

Trevor Pateman | Studies in Pragmatics | Degree Zero | 2017 | 9780993587931 Apparently unread copy in jacket. | £20.00

September 2021

Barry Miles | In the Sixties – proof copy | Jonathan Cape | 2002 | 0224069470 Uncorrected book proof with foxed edge. Text only, no photo section. | £20.00

Stephen Halliwell | Aristotle’s Poetics | Duckworth | 2009 | 9780715628584 Unread copy with light external wear from previous storage/display. | £15.00

H. H. Scullard | The Elephant in the Greek and Roman World | Thames and Hudson | 1974 | 0500400253 Ex-library copy with expected markings in prelims. The book appears to have seen very little use, & the text pages are in very good condition. The jacket has been ripped at the fold of the spine/back cover. | £40.00

Michael Drayton; Cyril Brett [ed.] | Minor Poems of Michael Drayton | Clarendon Press | 1907 | Attractive copy with some wear around edges of cover, most evident at spine. 1966 ownership signature on ffep, tape offset on endpapers. | £15.00

Ted Lewis | Jack Carter’s Law | Allison & Busby | 1993 | 0749001224 Cover is rather worn & scuffed, paper tanned with age, front cover slanted slightly forward. | £30.00

Marguerite Duras | The Rapture of Lol V. Stein | Hamish Hamilton | 1967 | 0241912210 First English edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket still looks impressive, but its unprinted areas have darkened with age, & the faint impression of letters can be made out on the front cover when it is turned to the light, as a result of its having been used as a writing surface at some time. The ffep is very lightly creased, & there is a little foxing to the edge & endpapers. | £60.00

Manfred von Conta; Eva Figes [tr.] | The Deathbringer | Calder & Boyars | 1971 | 0714507733 Very good hardback. Unclipped jacket still looks impressive, but is worn at the edges, with a few closed tears, & lightly marked around the folds of the flaps. | £275.00

F. R. Leavis | New Bearings in English Poetry | Chatto & Windus | 1932 | First edition with foxed outer edge & endpapers, Times Book Club sticker on rear pastedown. Front cover set a little forward. | £15.00

C. H. B. Kitchin | Ten Pollitt Place | Secker & Warburg | 1957 | First edition, no jacket, small label trace on back cover. | £15.00

C. H. B. Kitchin | The Secret River | Secker & Warburg | 1956 | First edition in unclipped jacket. The top of the jacket’s spine has been reinforced on the reverse with tape. The largely plain back cover is lightly marked. | £30.00

Benedetto Croce; Cecil Spragge [tr.] | Philosophy Poetry History – An Anthology of Essays | Oxford | 1966 | Text pages are in very good condition, but jacket is worn with tears to its edges, & the boards underneath are lightly marked. | £75.00

Clara Watts Dunton | The Home Life of Swinburne | A. M. Philpot | 1922 | Minor wear to extremities of spine, paper foxed, pencil markings in margins, faint tape traces on endpapers. | £15.00

Wyndham Lewis | The Childermass | Jupiter Books | 1965 | Worn reading copy. No problem with text pages. | £20.00

Bertrand Russell | The Impact of Science on Society | George Allen & Unwin | 1952 | First edition in very good condition, with a couple of little bumps to the lower edge of the boards, & foxing to the outer edge of the page-block. The jacket is price-clipped, & there is a small bald patch on the spine, presumably from a label having been clumsily removed. | £65.00

Alfred Williams; Stewart F. Sanderson [pref.] | Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames | S. R. Publishers | – | 0854096108 Reprint in price-clipped jacket. | £30.00

Benjamin Peret; Rachel Stella [ed., tr.] | Death to the Pigs | Atlas | 1988 | 0947757201 Top corner of page-block & bottom of spine bumped. Top edge & endpapers foxed. | £25.00

Benjamin Peret; David Gascoyne & Humphrey Jennings [trs.] | Remove your Hat & Other Works | Atlas | 1986 | 0947757120 Red lettering on spine lightly faded. Top edge foxed, lower corner of page-block a little bumped. | £50.00

John Riley; Tim Longville | What I Own: Versions of Holderlin & Mandelshtam | Carcanet | 1998 | 9781857541755 Very light external wear. | £100.00

Robert Desnos; William Kulik [tr.] | The Voice of Robert Desnos – Selected Poems | Sheep Meadow Press | 2004 | 9781931357944 Very light external wear. | £30.00

Ludmila Petrushevskaya | Cinzano | Nick Hern | 1991 | 9781854591067 Spine very lightly creased, minor wear & foxing to outer edge of page-block. | £50.00

Elyse Dodgson & Mary Peate [eds.] | Spanish Plays – New Spanish & Catalan Drama | Nick Hern | 1999 | 9781854594181 Some wear to cover & edge, pencilled name on reverse of front cover, one page corner folded over. | £50.00

Robert Desnos; Georges Limbour; Michel Leiris; Benjamin Peret | The Automatic Muse | Atlas | 1994 | 0947757791 Minor wear to cover, most evident around spine, outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £75.00

Brigid Brophy | Prancing Novelist – In Praise of Ronald Firbank | Macmillan | 1973 | 0333137795 First edition in unclipped jacket. A few short closed tears to edge of jacket. Outer edge of page-block rather dusty & foxed. Edges of cloth cover a little worn. | £30.00

Maud Sulter | Zabat – Poetics of a Family Tree | Urban Fox | 1989 | Internally, this book is in very good condition indeed, but the pale front cover has picked up some small marks. The book is wrapped in a tatty glassine jacket, printed on the flaps. | £500.00

Jocelyn Brooke | Private View | James Barrie | 1954 | First edition, no jacket. Boards are lightly worn & marked. Text pages are in very good condition. | £15.00

Francis Hindes Groome; Walter Starkie [intr.] | Gypsy Folk Tales | Herbert Jenkins | 1963 | No jacket, cover rather rubbed & worn. Outer edge of pageblock scuffed. | £40.00

Tim Dlugos; David Trinidad [ed.]; Dennis Cooper [intr.] | Powerless – selected poems 1973-1990 | High Risk | 1996 | 9781852424077 Paper tanned with age, base of spine a little bumped. | £35.00

Stella Bowen; Julia Loewe [intr.] | Drawn from Life | Virago | 1984 | 0860686558 Paper foxed & tanned with age, edges of spine worn. No problem with text pages or plates. | £40.00

John Cowper Powys | Dorothy M. Richardson | Village Press | 1974 | Minor wear to cover & edge, light foxing to pages. | £30.00

John Matthews; Wil Kinghan | The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus | Connections | 2012 | 978185903507 Guidebook & tarot deck in box. | £50.00

Kris Harzinski | From Here to There | Princeton Architectural Press | 2010 | 9781568988825 Minor wear to cover & edge. | £20.00

Elizabeth Bowen | Selected Stories | Maurice Fridberg | 1946 | Hour-Glass Library edition in jacket with 1 shilling price sticker on front flap. Jacket is rather worn & marked, pages tanned with age, book somewhat slant. | £20.00

R. G. Waldeck | Athene Palace Bucharest | Constable | 1943 | F. Tennyson Jesse’s copy, with her bookplate on front pastedown, & a Times Book Club stamp on the rear pastedown. First English edition, no jacket, with a light stain on the front cover & faded spine. | £50.00

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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

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

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

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

June 2021

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

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

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

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