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£125



London, Herbert Jenkins, n.d. [c.1925].

Early printing. 8vo. Original red cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

Great jacket artwork on this early printing of one of six titles Goodchild published under the name 'Alan Dare', originally published in 1924. The title was reissued under Goodchild's name by Newnes in 1934.

£125



London, Hutchinson, [1937].

First edition. 8vo. Contemporary lending-library cloth. Dust-jacket, with price-sticker of 2/- to spine.

"A romantic story of impulsive youth", according to the rather lovely dust-jacket's blurb.

£85



London, John Long, 1938.

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

The author's first novel, a tale of a neglected housewife and her internal struggle with making the right choice when tempted by an affair.

£195



London, Jonathan Cape, 1966.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth with 'punched tape' strip to upper cover. Dust-jacket, priced 21s.

A very good first edition of the fourth 'Harry Palmer' spy novel (although the character is never named in the books).

£150



London, Jonathan Cape, 1963.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards with black 'rubber stamp' to upper cover. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

A very good first edition of the second 'Harry Palmer' spy novel (although the character is never named in the books), that began with The IPCRESS File (1962).

£325



London, Hutchinson, [1934].

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

A shipwreck leads to the formation of a new community. Uncommon in jacket.

£95



London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1930.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth-backed marbled boards. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6.

The first edition of this science fiction author's reflections on the ways in which the world might in fact end.

£150



London, Macmillan, 1977.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £3.50.

The scarce third Inspector Morse title.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Dick (Philip K.) Ubik

£675



London, Rapp & Whiting, 1970.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jacket, priced £1.40.

A very good first UK edition of this novel set in a future 1992 where psychics are common and utilised in corporate espionage while intricate technologies allow recently deceased people to be maintained in a lengthy state of hibernation.

£275



London, Thornton Butterworth, 1928.

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

A very nice, jacketed first edition in English of Diehl's novelised take on the life of Heinrich Heine.

£95



London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1934.

First UK edition. Small 4to. Original pictorial boards. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

"Story and Illustrations by the staff of the Walt Disney Studios".

£150



London, Newnes, 1936.

First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

Maritime treasure-hunting thriller for children; listed in Hubin.

£175


comprising: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle; The Adventure of the Speckled Band; The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor; The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
London, George Newnes, 1892.

Together in The Strand Magazine, vol.III January to June. 4to. Bound in contemporary half calf, spine gilt.

Including several of the most famous Sherlock Holmes adventures, in their original first appearance.

£140



London, John Murray, n.d. [c.1925].

Early jacketed issue. Small 8vo. Original blue cloth, blind-tooled to upper cover and lettered in gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, priced 2/-.

An uncommon edition in the dust-jacket, especially in such good order.

£1,350



London, Newnes, 1902.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth blocked in elaborate gilt to upper cover and spine, with inset black silhouette of the Hound to upper cover.

Without doubt one of the most thrilling and atmospheric adventures of everybody's favourite consulting detective, a glorious blend of goth pseudo supernatural and definitive Holmesian deductive scene stealing, The Hound of the Baskervilles exists very much in a realm of its own.

The novel, the third of four featuring Holmes, was the first tale to be published after Doyle threw his most notable creation off a waterfall, and its considerable commercial success was really the catalyst for Holmes' triumphal return to life. With more plots than Varney the Vampire (actually five in all, including red herrings...so we're exaggerating, because everyone knows Varney has about 750), it seems very much a harking back to the Victorian style of creeper, very Le Fanu or Wilkie Collins, with its diary entries, and letters, unearthed manuscript and doom laden portents uttered by gloomy locals staring out of windows overlooking marsh land.

£475


An essay toward an autobiography of a race concept
New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1940.

First edition. 8vo. Original dark orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced $3.00.

An important work, regarded in part as one of the first scientific treatises in the field of American sociology. The title refers to his hope that African Americans were passing out of the darkness of racism into an era of greater equality.

£975


The Negroes in the Making of America
Boston, Mass., The Stratford Co., 1924.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt.

An important work by the American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist Du Bois, highlighting the unique contributions of African-Americans in building the United States.

£750


and other fairy tales from the old French
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

First Dulac edition. Deluxe issue, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist. 4to. Original brown morocco gilt.

A handsome copy of the superior issue of Dulac's rendering of these fairy tale classics.

£95



London, Skeffington, n.d..

Early printing, stating '6th Thousand' on jacket spine. 8vo. Original olive cloth. Dust-jacket, with price rather dramatically excised from spine.

An early printing of the US author's first book.

£125



London, Skeffington, n.d..

Early printing, stating '7th Thousand' to title-page. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

Originally published in 1929, sometimes subtitled Or How the Squid Got Besuckered, introduces a villain known as the Crimson Query because he leaves, Zorro-like, a sign of his machinations. In this case, a bright red question mark. All in all, this hard-to-find detective story stands alongside the more horrific novels Eadie is known for.

£125



London, Triangle Books, 1943.

First UK edition, second impression. 8vo. Original red cloth decorated in black. Dust-jacket.

A key work in werewolf fiction, here in an attractive dust-jacket. Originally published in 1933, the work follows Bertrand Caillet, the eponymous werewolf, throughout the tumultuous events of the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune of 1870–71.

£75



London, Nicholson & Watson, 1939.

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

Attractive jacket artwork on this uncommon first edition about the divisive effect a legacy gift has on a town.

£575


A Journal of African and Afro-American Literature. No.17
Ibadan, Nigeria, For Mbari Club by Longmans of Nigeria, June 1965.

Small folio. Original pictorial wrappers.

An attractive issue of this seminal West African literary journal. Includes 'The Voter' by Chinua Achebe.

"The steady development of Black Orpheus over the last seven years amounts to a remarkable achievement. It has succeeded in breaking the vicious circle that seems to inhibit the development of a proper reading public by its continued existence, by its very availability; more than that, it has also gone on to establish itself as one of the most important formative influences in modern African literature.…It can be said, without much exaggeration, that the founding of Black Orpheus, if it did not directly inspire new writing in English-speaking Africa, at least coincided with the first promptings of a new, modern, literary expression and re-inforced it by keeping before the potential writer the example of the achievements of the French-speaking and Negro American writers." (Abiola Irele, editor, Journal of Modern African Studies). The magazine ceased publication in 1975.

£575


A Journal of African and Afro-American Literature. No.18
Ibadan, Nigeria, For Mbari Club by Longmans of Nigeria, October 1965.

Small folio. Original pictorial wrappers.

An attractive issue of this seminal West African literary journal. Includes an article on 'African Writers of the 18th century'.

"The steady development of Black Orpheus over the last seven years amounts to a remarkable achievement. It has succeeded in breaking the vicious circle that seems to inhibit the development of a proper reading public by its continued existence, by its very availability; more than that, it has also gone on to establish itself as one of the most important formative influences in modern African literature.…It can be said, without much exaggeration, that the founding of Black Orpheus, if it did not directly inspire new writing in English-speaking Africa, at least coincided with the first promptings of a new, modern, literary expression and re-inforced it by keeping before the potential writer the example of the achievements of the French-speaking and Negro American writers." (Abiola Irele, editor, Journal of Modern African Studies). The magazine ceased publication in 1975.

£195



London, Faber & Faber, 1935.

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

22 murder stories that only appeared in periodical form before.

£150



London, Routledge for the Fabian Society, 1942.

First edition. 8vo. Original patterned boards, rebacked preserving original backstrip.

The fifth in a series of six lectures organised by the Fabian Society. Orwell was not happy that his own lecture, 'Culture and Democracy', had been included, writing in 1942: "I see that beside toning down several phrases I used you have gone all through my manuscript and altered every phrase which revealed that I was delivering a spoken lecture … it gives a quite false impression of my written style and makes me use phrases which I should never dream of using".

£750



London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1929].

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

A collection of Farnol's shorter fiction, including the tale 'Black coffee' with it is Ancient Egyptian themes. A popular author for weird & supernatural anthologies. Scarce in the jacket. Stories featured:

The Shadow.--Captain Hector.--Retribution.--The heir.--Black coffee.--Upon a day.--A boy and the man.--An episode.--Jasper Railton.--The cupboard.--Fortune's fool.--A change of mind.--Journey's end.--The great quietude.--Sir Pertolepe the Red.--The divine Phyllidia.--A woman's reason.

War, Invasion & Spy

Fleming (Ian) Casino Royale

£125



London, Pan Books, 1955.

First reprint of the first paperback edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

The first paperback edition of Fleming's first James Bond book, the blonde Bond adorning the cover seemingly anticipating Daniel Craig's eventual adoption of the role...

£275

London, Jonathan Cape, 1965. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original plain black boards. Dust-jacket, priced 18s. A very decent first edition of the last full-length James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, in the plain second state boards. Under the heat of the Caribbean sun, Bond faces a seemingly impossible task: win a duel against Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun, and regain M's trust.

£50



London, Pan, 1967.

First Pan edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, priced 3/6.

Set apart from the other books in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, The Spy Who Loved Me is told from the perspective of a femme fatale in the making, Vivienne Michel.

War, Invasion & Spy

Fleming (Ian) Thrilling Cities

£195



London, Jonathan Cape, 1963.

First edition. Small 4to. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jacket, priced 30s.

An attractive first edition of Bond-creator Fleming's adventure-charged visit to the world's most exciting, exotic and sinful cities. Includes snapshots of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York and Monte Carlo.

War, Invasion & Spy

Fleming (Ian) Thunderball

£50



London, Pan Books, 1963.

First paperback edition. 8vo. Original wrappers.

The first paperback edition of Fleming's ninth James Bond book.

£145



London, Ward Lock, n.d. [c.1930].

8vo. Original red cloth lettered in black.

An early edition of this interesting yarn about two ex-jailbirds threatened by a blackmailing detective. Originally published in 1919.

£35



London, Skeffington, 1952.

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

"Here is a delightfully witty compound of frolic, fantasy and satire, which describes what happens when an African magician gets busy in an English village..." (jacket blurb)

£195



London & Edinburgh, Chambers, 1929.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

A rare book in jacket; a collection of tales and stories dealing in a popular way with haunted Scottish houses, historic ghosts of Midlothian, and similar subjects, including werewolf interest.

£125


Translated by G.F. Monkhood
London, Literary Press, n.d..

8vo. Original red cloth, spine gilt.

An attractive jacketed edition of Gautier's Le Roman de La Momie, originally published in 1858, a historical novel set in Ancient Egypt, which features the Biblical Exodus.