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Richard Aldington | All Men are Enemies | Chatto & Windus | 1933 | Rebound ex-library copy, with expected markings. Binding is solid, & text pages are in very good condition apart from some extensive areas of foxing on the paper. | £15.00

Brian Aldiss | Frankenstein Unbound | Centipede Press | 2016 | 9781613471739 Numbered limited edition signed by Aldiss, Michael Moorcock, and Thomas Walker. | £90.00 Also an ex-shop display copy, with some external wear. | £75.00

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

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

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

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

Clive Barker | The Damnation Game | The Leisure Circle | 1985 | Club edition in jacket. Paper of book has become tanned. Pale areas of jacket are becoming discoloured, including a largish patch in a blank area of the upper corner of the back cover. | £15.00

Alexander Baron | From the City, from the Plough | Jonathan Cape | 1948 | Fourth impression in year of first publication. At first glance, a good to very good copy, lacking its dustjacket. But closer inspection reveals the traces of removed labels on the front & back pastedowns & a small light splash mark in the lower margin of the first page of text. The edges of the cover are rubbed, & the outer edges of the pageblock are foxed. | £30.00

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

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

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

John Bratby | Brake-pedal Down | Hutchinson | 1962 | First edition. No jacket, edges of cover rather worn, most evidently at spine. Outer edge of pageblock foxed, front cover set a little forward. | £50.00

John Bratby | Brake-pedal Down | Hutchinson | 1962 | Proof copy in paper wraps. Spine rather crinkled, outer edge of pageblock foxed, lower edge of pageblock dustmarked, some wear to corners. | £40.00

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

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

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

Anthony Burgess | The Pianoplayers | Century Hutchinson | 1986 | Uncorrected proof copy. Light wear to cover & edge. | £15.00

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

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

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

Glyn Carr | A Corpse at Camp Two | Geoffrey Bles | 1955 | Ex-Boots Library copy, with sticker on front cover & label trace on rear pastedown. No jacket, spine creased & sunned. | £60.00

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

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

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

Robin Cook, writing as 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

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

James Gould Cozzens | Michael Scarlett | Robert Holden | 1927 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. There is a little loss to the top of the jacket’s spine, & a short closed tear at the top of the fold of the spine/front cover. The red boards underneath have become rather mottled. There is a little wear to the front hinge, but the binding remains firm. Altogether, a handsome copy. | £75.00

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

Laura Del-Rivo | Daffodil on the Pavement | Hutchinson | 1967 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Some wear to edges of jacket, front flap creased. Some foxing to outer edge of page-block. Old secondhand price marked in ink on ffep. | £300.00

J. P. Donleavy; Arland Ussher [intr.] | The Ginger Man | Neville Spearman | 1956 | First edition, no jacket. Boards are a little worn, lightly sunned on spine. 1956 ownership signature on front pastedown, edge of pageblock foxed. Still a nice copy to handle & read. | £18.00

Theodora du Bois | Seeing Red | Collins Crime Club | 1955 | Unclipped cover still looks impressive, but is worn, with several closed tears to the top edge & some loss to the edges. There is an old price written in biro on the ffep. | £20.00

Katherine Dunn | Geek Love | Hamish Hamilton | 1989 | 0241126274 UK first edition in unclipped jacket. Spine of jacket is slightly faded. | £100.00 

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

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

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

Lawrence Durrell | The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea | Faber | 1969 | 0571052045 1969 printing of the collected edition. The publishing information page states “First published in this edition 1969”, but I believe the novels were first collected in 1962, the date of the collection’s copyright & Durrell’s preface. Whatever, this is a very handsome copy in an unclipped jacket, with a very little foxing to the outer edge of the page block, minimal dustmarking to the lower edge, & some erased initials (or maybe a stock code) at the upper corner of the ffep. | £75.00

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

Stuart Evans | Centres of Ritual | Hutchinson | 1978 | 0091330505 First edition in unclipped jacket: spine very lightly sunned;a couple of small pressure marks to back cover. Edge of pageblock & edges of endpapers foxed. Previous owner’s personal blindstamp on half title page. | £30.00

George Gissing; Pierre Coustillas [ed.] | Veranilda | Harvester | 1987 | 0710805381 No jacket. Cloth cover rather worn, outer edge of page-block foxed. | £40.00

Oliver Goldsmith; Richard Garnett [intr.]; Edmund J. Sullivan [illus.] | Letters from a Citizen of the World to his Friends in the East | Wells Gardner, Darton & Co | 1904 | Minor wear to cover. Text pages & illustrations in very good condition. | £30.00

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

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

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

Chester Himes | Pinktoes | Olympia Press | 1961 | cover worn & intermittently faded, spine creased, some wear to edge, original price of 15 N. F. printed on back cover | £30.00

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

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

James Joyce | Ulysses | John Lane, the Bodley Head | 1937 | First British trade edition. No jacket. Some wear to cloth cover, most evidently at the corners & spine. Front hinge feels a little fragile. The book has been wrapped in a paper cover at some time, & this has left some offset on the front endpaper. The outer edge of the pageblock is a little foxed & marked. Still an impressive copy. | £200.00

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

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

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

Gerald Kersh | Clean, Bright and Slightly Oiled | William Heinemann | 1946 | Brief dedication from Kersh on ffep. No jacket, front cover set forward. Some wear to cover, edge of page block rather worn & foxed. | £30.00

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

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

Murray Latham | Even from the Law | Hutchinson | Some wear & a little loss to edges of unclipped jacket. Top of spine of jacket is reinforced with clear tape on the reverse. Pale cloth cover, edge of pageblock & endpapers are all foxed. | £30.00

Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautreamont; Alexis Lykiard [tr.] | Lautreamont’s Maldoror | Allison & Busby | 1970 | 0850310210 First edition of Lykiard’s translation. Dust jacket is price clipped, lightly sunned on spine & edge. There are a couple of closed tears to the upper edge of the back cover of the jacket, & the top edge of the jacket has been inconspicuously reinforced with clear tape on its reverse side. There is a faint trace of a small label on the front endpaper. The outer edge of the page block, & the pages at its extremities, are foxed. NB. The colours of the jacket are considerably paler than they appear in my photo. | £100.00

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

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

Bernard Malamud | The Magic Barrel | Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy | 1958 | First edition in priceclipped jacket. Spine of jacket is faded, edge sunned. Some wear to edges of cover, most evident at lower corners. | £15.00

Robert Martin | A Key to the Morgue | Robert Hale | 1960 | Unclipped bright jacket. W. H. Smith Library label on front pastedown, but the book does not appear to have had significant use: it appears to be in very good condition apart from some blotchy foxing to the outer edge of the page block. Crossed out letters on ffep. Front cover set a little forward. | £20.00

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

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

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 | 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

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

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

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

Robert B. Parker | God Save the Child | Andre Deutsch | 1975 | 0233967036 First UK edition in unclipped jacket. A little wear to top edge of cover, outer edge of page block foxed. | £65.00

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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

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

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

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

John Cowper Powys | Owen Glendower | Cedric Chivers | 1974 | 0855949392 An excellent copy in unclipped jacket, top edge of pageblock foxed. | £40.00

John Cowper Powys | Wolf Solent | MacDonald | 1961 | Reprint with new preface by the author. Unclipped jacket is worn & scuffed, with tears at its edges. Initials on ffep, ‘Weymouth Sands’ added beside ‘Jobber Skald’ to list of author’s titles in prelims. Some ugly foxing on prelims. Outer margin of p.501 is creased: this does not affect the text area of the page. | £35.00

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

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

Paul Ritchie | Confessions of a People Lover | Calder & Boyars | 1967 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Price has been crossed through in pencil on front flap. Jacket is worn at the edge, with a little loss. White background of jacket is foxed, as is outer edge of page-block. | £30.00

Alain Robbe-Grillet | Snapshots and Towards a New Novel | John Calder | 1965 | First British edition. Very good hardback, a little faded at extremities of spine & with an ownership signature on ffep, in good jacket. Jacket is unclipped, but has suffered some loss at the edges & is worn, with a little loss, along the creases of the spine: its predominantly white background areas are rather rubbed & marked. | £100.00

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

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

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

Margaret Scherf | The Owl in the Cellar | Nimmo | Undated hardcover in unclipped jacket. The book itself has a lightly marked cover, name on front pastedown, lightly marked blurb page, foxed outer edge.The jacket still looks impressive, but is damaged, with loss to the edges & back cover. | £50.00

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

M. P. Shiel | Prince Zaleski | Cedric Chivers Portway | 1967 | Hardback in jacket, both in vg condition. | £20.00

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 | 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

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

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

Upton Sinclair | The Jungle | Vanguard Press | 1927 | No jacket, cover lightly marked. Upper edge of cover rather worn, some loss at very top of spine. Narrow portion of outer edge of p.285 creased, probably a production fault rather than later damage, does not affect text area. | £30.00

Randolph Stow | The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea | Macdonald | 1965 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page-block foxed, the top edge heavily so. A pencilled note on the rear pastedown recalls meeting the author who “wore a bootlace tie”. | £90.00

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

Hunter S. Thompson; Ralph Steadman [illus.] | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | Paladin | 1976 | 0586081321 Second printing. Front cover set a little forward, minor wear to cover & edge, paper darkened with age. | £100.00

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

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

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

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

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

Rex Warner | The Aerodrome | John Lane The Bodley Head | 1941 | First edition with publisher’s review slip loosely inserted, no jacket. | £500.00

Sylvia Townsend Warner | A Garland of Straw | Chatto & Windus | 1943 | Second impression, no jacket. Cover is sunned at spine & outer edge, some wear to extremities of spine & corners of cover. Previous owner’s name & rubber stamp on ffep. | £50.00

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

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

William Carlos Williams | The Build-up | Macgibbon & Kee | 1969 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. A handsome copy, with a couple of rather unsightly clusters of foxing on outer edge of pageblock. | £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

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 

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