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London, Gollancz, 1936.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A collection of six stories showcasing the forensic talents of feature cases of Mr. Reggie Fortune, a surgeon working for Scotland Yard.


London, Gollancz, 1939.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in red. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Joshua Clunk makes his full-length novel debut in this work, having appeared previously in short stories only. The work also features a cameo by Bailey's other recurring character, Reggie Fortune.


London, Gollancz, 1961.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Yellow printed dust-jacket, priced 16/-.

Classic sci-fi by one of the undisputed masters of the genre, in the striking Gollancz jacket.


London, Gollancz, 1973.

First edition. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jacket, priced £2.00.

A near fine copy of one of Clarke's most important science fiction titles, subsequently extended to several sequels, written by Clarke and Gentry Lee.


London, Gollancz, 1971.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original burgundy boards. Dust-jacket, priced £1.60.

Dick's metaphoric tale of a depressed individual with a flair for healing ceramic objects and his encounter with the God-like alien the Glimmung. Originally published in the US as a paperback, followed by a US book club edition in 1970.


London, Gollancz, 1940.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The first edition of the fifth novel to feature John Appleby, a young Detective Inspector in the Metropolitan Police, straddling detective and spy fiction admirably.

Modern Literature

Kafka (Franz) The Trial.


London, Gollancz, 1937

First UK edition, first impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket corresponding to all relevant first issue points.

First published in 1925 in Germany as Der Prozess. The UK first is based on a translation by Edwin & Willa Muir. The dust jacket reads: "The Trial, although only now translated, may justly be called one of the most famous—and, many would add, one of the few really great—novels of our time." An epilogue by Max Brod also appears in the book.

An excellent example of a 20th century literary highlight and rare in dust-jacket.


London, Gollancz, 1932.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A weighty omnibus of literary delights, featuring works by Henry James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rose Macauley and Jane Austen, to name but a few.


London, Gollancz, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in red. Printed yellow dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A very good first edition of John Cecil Masterman's first novel, a murder myster set against a backdrop of Oxford academia, starting a trend soon taken up by Gollancz stablemates Michael Innes and Edmund Crispin, and further down the line perhaps Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse books...


London, Gollancz, 1950.

First UK edition, first impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 16/-.

A scarce first Gollancz edition of this harrowing account from the perspective of one of the black men accused of raping two white prostitutes in Alabama in 1931, written with the aid of author & journalist Earl Conrad, who had met Patterson during his time as Harlem Bureau Chief for The Chicago Defender. The title was reprinted very quickly to meet demand, and as a result first impressions are relatively scarce.


London, Gollancz, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6.

The first detective fiction title by archaeologist and raconteur Glyn Daniel, introducing Sir Richard Cherrington, an eminent but slightly eccentric archaeologist. Uncommon.


Second Series
London, Gollancz, 1931.

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

The second (of three) anthologies of genre stories presided over by Lord Peter Wimsey creator Dorothy L. Sayers. Uncommon in jacket.


London, Gollancz, 1964.

First UK edition. Ex-library. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

The first UK edition of Simak's sci-fi classic, about a lonely immortal farmer who man & maintains a way station for aliens in Wisconsin, winner of the Hugo prize for that year.


London, Gollancz, 1936. First UK edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 7/6. An uncommon Asey Mayo tale and the first time we have encountered it in a jacket.