Gollancz

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£150



London, Gollancz, 1951.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 9/6.

The first appearance in book form of Langston's character of "Simple", first created for his Chicago Defender column in 1943.

£425



London, Gollancz, 1939.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in red to spine. Dust-jacket.

The fourth in Innes' series featuring John Appleby, Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard. A Golden Age of Detective Fiction classic.

£225



London, Gollancz, 1931.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in orange to spine.

Sayers' sixth work featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, published in the US as Suspicious Characters. Murder among a community of artists in Galloway, Scotland.

£325



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.

£395



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.

£150



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.

£325



London, Gollancz, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

The author's second novel, continuing the capers of the Oxford professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen. The copyright page includes a printed dedication to the poet Philip Larkin.

£195



London, Gollancz, 1947.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

First edition of the fourth in Crispin's series featuring the Oxford Don and amateur detective Gervase Fen.

£295



London, Gollancz, 1944.

First edition. 8vo. Original green boards. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

The first edition of the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery), whom the New York Times once called the heir to John Dickson Carr. Gervase Fen's first outing.

£150



London, Gollancz, 1954.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original red boards lettered in gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, priced 12/6.

A surprisingly uncommon De Vries edition.

£495



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.

£975


Comprising: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore
London, Gollancz, 1971-73.

3 vol. First UK editions. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jackets, all correctly priced.

One of the great fantasy fiction series, by the inimitable and prolific Le Guin. The original trilogy, although the author did add to the series with subsequent stories and books, including a work which attempted to bring more focus and heft to female characters. Uncommon in such condition.

£160



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.

£695



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...

£95



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.

£175



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.

£595


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.

£350



London, Gollancz, 1939.

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

Published in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, the novel describes how the nations of the world, previously bent on destroying each other, band together to meet a common catastrophe. The story takes place in West London where the main character, Edgar Hopkins, writes his own narrative about a lunar catastrophe in which the moon collides with the Earth.

£195



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.

£950

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.

£575



London, Gollancz, [1936].

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

A novel is set in Hawaii and telling the story of Baron von Kaz, a German detective who is hired to investigate a series of murders.

"Shivery silent death, entrancing island atmosphere, odd native lore, and a sweet puzzle. Grand!"—The Saturday Review