MODERN FIRSTS

Patricia Cornwell – From Potters Field

Patricia Cornwell – Portrait of a Killer – Jack the Ripper – Case Closed

Len Deighton – Mamista

Dick Francis – Second Win

All fine first editions with fine unclipped dj in the shop at £2.50

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Ed McBain – MISCHIEF – A novel of the 87th Precinct

Hodder & Stoughton 1993 1st edition Fine Book in fine unclipped dj No stamps, labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

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Craig Thomas – PLAYING WITH COBRAS

Harper Collins 1993 1st edition Fine book in fine unclipped dj No stamps, labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

BLUE MURDER – Colin Watson

Methuen 1st 1979 fine book in fine unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

CUTS – Malcolm Bradbury

Hutchinson 1987 1st near fine book fine unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Len Deighton’s CONTINENTAL DOSSIER

Len Deighton’s CONTINENTAL DOSSIER

Michael Joseph 1968 1st in printed boards vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

THE OTTER’S TALE – Gavin Maxwell

Longmans 1962 1st edition t book is fine with no stamps, labels or inscriptions. The dj is clipped a little dusty but still vg at least.

£5.00

MAKING MONEY – Terry Pratchett

Doubleday 2007 1st Fine book in fine unclipped dj No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

LESLIE THOMAS – Dangerous in Love

Methuen 1987 1st fine book in fine dj. No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

IVOR BROWN

IVOR BROWN I Give You My Word and No Idle Words

Both books are vg+ in unclipped vg+ dj. Published by Cape I give You My Word 1st edition 1945 No Idle Words 2nd impression 1949 No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price (two books) includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Sixth Column by Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming – The Sixth Column

Hart-Davis first edition 1951 1st edition in unclipped vg dj book has no stamps or inscriptions and is in fine condition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£20.00

The Flying Visit by Peter Fleming drawings by David Low

The Flying Visit by Peter Fleming drawings by David Low

Cape 1940 1st edition. Black cloth no dj. very small neat name on ffep otherwise very bright copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Len Deighton – Billion Dollar Brain

BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN – Len Deighton

Cape 1966 1st edition no stamps marks or dedications vg+ near fine. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Phyllis Bentley – Ring in the New

Ring in The New – Phyllis Bentley

Published by Victor Gollancz, 1969. First Edition. 192 pages. Illustrated dustjacket over blue cloth. No stamps or inscription dj not clipped book and jacket near fine. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£12.50

Len Doherty – The Good Lion

Len Doherty – The Good Lion

MacGibbon & Kee 1958 1st no stamps or inscriptions vg+ book – Unclipped vg dust Jacket, closed small tare top of front (see image) Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

William Boyd – An Ice Cream War

William Boyd – An Ice Cream War

FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.[12]; 370; [2]. Publisher’s blue cloth with gilt titles to spine,dust-jacket illustrated by Paul Webb, priced at £7.95. Very good +. Boyd’s second novel, which was nominated for the Booker Prize. As millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous and little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa – a war they continued after the Armistice because no one told them to stop. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£20.00

Kingsley Amis – The Riverside Villas Murder

Kingsley Amis – The Riverside Villas Murder

Cape 1973 1st edition vg+ book in unclipped vg+dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Oscar Wilde – The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Oscar Wilde – The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Published by Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1912 First edition. 99 pp. Card covers, label, very good. (28911). Preface by Robert Ross. No labels stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

James Bond Licence Renewed – John Gardner

JAMES BOND – Licence Renewed – John Gardner

Book Club 1st edition vg+ book and dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

John Braine

Room at The Top – John Braine

A book club edition with a great dj by Leslie Ward. Book vg DJ vg+ Posted to UK address

£5.00

Life at the Top – John Braine

1962 E & S first edition dj vg+ but clipped Book vg – slight foxing Posted to UK address

£5.00

The Vodi – John Braine

E & S 1959 1st edition. DJ vg but spine loosing the red ink but unclipped. Book vg but slightly cocked. Posted to UK address

£5.00

Stock I also have the following paperback editions

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Life at the TopPenguin£3.00vg19662nd
Room at the TopPenguin£2.50vg19591st
The Jelous GodPan£2.50vg1st
The VodiPenguin£2.50vg19622nd

John Braine paperbacks – Specify title

As per above Posted to UK address

£4.00

Mickey Spillane – The Day of the Guns

Arthur Barker 1965 1st – Fine Book no stamps or inscriptions vg unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Anne Rice – Pandora – New Tales of the Vampires

Chatto & Windus 1st 1968 Fine book in Fine dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

CHLOE MARR by A. A. Milne

Methuen 1946. dj vg unclipped. Dedication on rear of ffep slight foxing (War Economy paper) but vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Children’s Hardback Fiction –

AWKWARD MAGIC – Elisabeth Beresford
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AWKWARD MAGIC by Elizabeth Beresford

Rupert Hart-Davis LONDON 1964 1st edition. I am always reluctant to describe books as “fine” but if any deserve that description it is this copy. No stamps, labels or inscriptions, dust jacket unclipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£27.50

The Mystery of the Missing Mouse – Jack Roberts

The Mystery of the Missing Mouse – Jack Roberts

Hachette LONDON 1946 1st edition. Book is vg plus with no stamps, labels or inscriptions. Only let down by bumped corners (see photo). The dj is clean and unclipped but has extensive tears. (see Photo) Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

William the Dictator – Richmal Compton

William the Dictator – Richmal Compton

Newnes 1939 Third Edition Book has name and date (1940) on ffep spine slightly faded and very very slight foxing to paper edges ticks on rear otherwise vg. dj unclipped vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

Sweet William – Richmal Crompton

SWEET WILLIAM – Richmal Compton

Newnes 1936 1st Cheap Edition (4 months after 1st) The book has had something covered up on front endpaper and has a dedication and date (Nov 1936) on ffep otherwise vg. The dj is unclipped and would be vg but for tape on top and bottom edge and ticks on rear cover. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

ALSO IN STOCK

Rosemary Sutcliff – Sword at Sunset

SWORD AT SUNSET – Rosemary Sutcliff

Hodder & Stoughton 1963 1st. Unclipped fine dj Book would have been fine but for small 1 inch by half inch) label scar on ffep. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

Jennings Goes to School – Anthony Buckeridge

Jennings Goes to School – Anthony Buckeridge

Collins First Edition 1950 vg+ with no dj no stamps but neat name on front free endpaper. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£15.00

The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail by Constance Woodhead Illustrated by Joan Wanklyn

The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail by Constance Woodhead Illustrated by Joan Wanklyn

Condition: vg/vg+ 1957 1st Edition 43 pages. Colour illustrated (clipped) dust jacket over colour illustrated boards with black lettering to spine. Colour illustrations and plates throughout by Joan Wanklyn. Part of ‘Teddybear Coalman Series’. No inscriptions Pages, plates and illustrations remain bright and clear. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Battler Britton Book 2

Fleetway Publications Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: vg+ no inscription. Dust Jacket vg unclipped. . A second collection of some of the war time exploits of Wing Commander Robert Hereward Britton 19.5cm x 14cm Hardback 253 pages. Available in the shop for £7.50.

Battler Britton Book 2

253 page Hardback with Dust Jacket. With UK P&P included £10.00

£10.00

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Methuen 1929. Bookplate (Marion Wood) and name on endpapers otherwise near fine. Or 1938 edition with a vg dj with a neat small sticker on ffep (will probably lift) State preference. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

Murray Finds a Chum – May Wynne £2.50 Posted to UK £5.00

A Garland for Girls – Louisa M Alcott £2.50 Posted to UK £5.00

Daddy’s Girl – L T Meade £2.50 Posted to UK £5.00

Hard Back – 1st editions

The Hanging in the Hotel – Simon Brett
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The Hanging in the Hotel – Simon Brett

Macmillan 1st 2004 Book vg+ but very slightly “cocked” dj unclipped fine. “The Feathering Mysteries” Simon Brett Paperbacks in stock Title Publisher The Dead Side of the Mike BAG 20 So Much Blood Keyhole Crime The Dead Side of the Mike Keyhole Crime Star Trap Keyhole Crime An Amateur Corpse Keyhole Crime Cast, in Order of Disappearance Keyhole Crime Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

The Fortune Press 1952 1st edition unclipped vg dj book signed by author vg+ Africa in Spain – Philip Robinson

£5.00

Unpopular Opinions – Twenty-one Essays – Dorothy L. Sayers

Gollancz first edition 1946. the book is vg+ with no stamps or inscriptions. dj vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Chance to Kill – Dell Shannon

Gollancz first edition 1968 – the book is fine with no stamps or inscriptions. dj is unclipped vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

What Dreams May Come – Cynthia Asquith

WHAT OTHER DEALERS ARE ASKING

What Dreams May Come – Cynthia Asquith

First Edition. James Barrie London1951.What Dreams May Come collects eight macabre and disturbing stories, previously unpublished in England. Book is very good. Spine very slightly cocked endpapers have been replaced there are no marks or inscriptions The wrapper is very good but with a closed tear (see photo) A very nice example. More images available upon request. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£75.00

Aldous Huxley – Island

Aldous Huxley – ISLAND

Published by London, Chatto & Windus, 1962. 1st edition 8vo, pp. 286; a fine copy in red cloth, dust-jacket spine lightly faded but near fine and bright. Don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£65.00

Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien – Casualties of Peace

Published by Cape in 1966 1st edition vg+ book no inscription in a vg+ unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£10.00

Colin Wilson – The Glass Cage

Colin Wilson – The Glass Cage

Arthur Barker 1966 1st edition vg+ book with no inscriptions vg+ dust jacket unclipped. If you want further details pleas eMail me. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£21.00

Other Colin Wilson Titles I am confident I have in the shop.

AutherTitlePublisher
Wilson ColinAdrift in SohoPan
Wilson ColinBeyond the OutsiderPan
Wilson ColinRasputinPanther
Wilson ColinRitual in the DarkPan
Wilson ColinThe Mind ParasitesPanther
Wilson ColinThe OutsiderPan
Death by Marriage – E G Cousins

E G Cousins – Death by Marriage

Thriller Book Club 1959 1st edition vg+ book and vg unclipped dj no inscriptions or stamps

£6.50

CRESCENDO by Phyllis Bentley

CRESCENDO by Phyllis Bentley

Gollancz 1958 1st edition vg+/vg+

£7.50

Take A Girl Like You – Kingsley Amis

Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis

Gollancz first edition 1960 book has no inscriptions or stamps vg+ but with spotting on fore edge. dj chipped, see photos. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£12.50

Francis Wheeler – Unholy Alliance

Francis Wheeler – Unholy Allience

Published by Skeffington in 1951 book near fine dj chipped but not clipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£8.00

The Lost Notebook by John Montague – Illustrated by John Verling

First edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author and illustrator, hardcover with dust wrapper. As new. Mercier Press, Cork, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s). To any UK address £25.00

£25.00

Postscripts – JB Priestley

1940 1st edition in unclipped DJ Through post in UK £6.00

£6.00

Ngaio Marsh – Clutch of Constables

Collins Crime Club first edition 1968 fine book in vg+ unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£7.00

Some of the other titles I think I have

AutherTitlePublisher
Marsh NgaioA Man Lay DeadPenguin
Marsh NgaioArtists in CrimePenguin
Marsh NgaioDead WaterFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath & the Dancing FootmanPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath and the Dancing FootmanPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath and the Dancing FootmanFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath at the BarPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath in a White TieFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath in EcstasyPenguin
Marsh NgaioDeath in EcstasyFontana
Marsh NgaioDeath in White NilePenguin
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolPan
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolPan
Marsh NgaioDied in the WoolFontana
Marsh NgaioEnter a MurdererPenguin
Marsh NgaioFalse ScentBag 23
Marsh NgaioFinal CurtainPenguin
Marsh NgaioFinal CurtainFontana
Marsh NgaioLast DitchFontana
Marsh NgaioOpening NightPan
Marsh NgaioOpening NightFontana
Marsh NgaioOverture to DeathPenguin
Marsh NgaioPhoto FinishFontana
Marsh NgaioSinging in the ShroudsFontana
Marsh NgaioSinging in the ShroudsFontana
Marsh NgaioSpinsters in JeopardyFontana
Marsh NgaioSurfeit of LampreysPenguin
Marsh NgaioSwing Brother SwingPocket Book
Marsh NgaioThe Nursing Home MurderFontana
Marsh NgaioTied up in TinselFontana
Marsh NgaioVintage MurderPenguin
Marsh NgaioVintage MurderFontana
Marsh NgaioWhen in RomeFontana

A A Fair – Erle Stanley Garner – Some Women Won’t Wait

Heinemann 1958 1st edition book vg plus (small price on ffep) dj clipped otherwise vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£11.50

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