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London, Calder, 1964.

First edition. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jacket, priced 42s.

The first UK edition of this famous counter-culture tale of an addict-hustler who travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the 'Interzone', a bizarre fantasy world.

American Literature

Ferber (Edna) American Beauty


London, Heinemann, 1931.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7s6d.

The first UK edition of this tale of Polish immigrant workers in New England which weaves a complex social history of the period, commencing with the stock market crash of 1929. Ferber is best known today perhaps as the author of Show Boat and Giant.


London, Chatto & Windus, 1951.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket.

The US author's debut novel, and the most well regarded and critically acclaimed of his works, winner of the 1967 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel.


London, Cape, 1932.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 15s.

Hemingway's famous work on the art of bull-fighting, illustrated with over eighty illustrations from photographs and paintings.


London, Heinemann, Contemporary Fiction, 1964.

First edition thus (Contemporary Fiction edition). 8vo. Original green boards, lettered in silver to spine. Dust-jacket.

The second English edition of Plath's only novel, and the last before it was republished under her real name. An uncommon issue, in a striking jacket designed by the artist Dodie Masterman.