MODERN FIRSTS

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The Last Redoubt – An Inspector McLean Novel by George Goodchild

Rich And Cowan 1952 1st edition a vg+ book with no labels or inscriptions a vg (clipped) dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

NEVIL SHUTE – Beyond the Black Stump

William Heinemann 1956 1st vg++ book in vg unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

CONGO – Michael Crichton

Allan Lane 1st 1981 near fine book in near fine unclipped dj. When I read this book, it was obvious to me he had a film in mind as he wrote it. I enjoyed the film more than the book. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

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

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

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

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

P.G.Wodehouse

P G Wodehouse – Summer Lightning
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P. G. Wodehouse – Summer Lightning

Pan 1st or 2nd vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

P G Wodehouse – Thank You Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse – THANK YOU JEEVES

Pan 1st vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Hot Water – P.G. Wodehouse

Herbert Jenkins undated hard back with no dj 2nd printing, Very nice clean copy Posted to UK address

£5.00

Hot Water by P.G. Wodhouse

Science Fiction (& fantasy) HARD BACKS

TUNNEL IN THE SKY – Robert A Heinlein
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TUNNEL IN THE SKY – Robert A. Heinlein

Published by the Children’s Book Club London 1965 fine book in fine dust jacket Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick

Readers Union Book Club 1976. A fine book with no stamps or inscriptions a dj that would be fine but for spine slight fading. Price includes UK postage – contact me for other rates.

£25.00

World of Chance – Philip K Dick

Science Fiction Book Club 1957 vg book no dj Price includes UK postage – contact me for other rates.

£10.00

..876543210 9 Tomorrows – Isaac Asimov

The Science Fiction Book Club London 1964 dj vg- book vg+ Price includes UK postage – contact me for other rates.

£5.00

Tom Corbett Space Cadet – STAND BY FOR MARS by Carey Rockwell – Willy Ley Technical Adviser

Tom Corbett Space Cadet – STAND BY FOR MARS by Carey Rockwell – Willy Ley Technical Adviser

Printed by PP 1952 book vg+ dj clipped vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Lin Carter – Zarkon Lord of the Unknown – INVISIBLE DEATH

Doubleday Science Fiction 1975 first edition no inscriptions or stamps and unclipped dust jacket both 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.

£7.50

John Falkner – Overlords of Andromeda

John Falkner – Overlords of Andromeda

Panther Hard Back 1955 1st edition ex-library (the Allied Library Service) with labels and stamps dj nearly complete, more details available – Just Ask 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.

£7.50

RIP FOSTER Rides the Grey Planet by Blake Savage

RIP FOSTER Rides the Grey Planet – Blake Savage

Undated but copyright date of 1952 published by PP – vg+ book and dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

PLEASE NOTE – Not all these books are located in my shop (for security reasons)


Wyndham John The Day of the Triffids £tbd Michel Joseph
Hamilton Edmond City at Worlds End £10.00 Fell
Clarke Arthur C Islands in the Sky £10.00 Sedgwick & Jackson
Dick Philip K World of Chance £10.00 sf Book Club
Ballard JG The Drowned World £tbd Gollancz


Bloch Robert Cold Chills £5.00 Hale
van Vogt A E More than Superhuman £40.00 NEL
Stevens Francis The Heads of Cerberus £15.00 Polaris
Burroughs Edgar Rice The Moon Maid £25.00 Tom Stacey
Clarke Arthur C 1984 Spring £10.00 Granada
Sheehan Perley Poore The Abyss of Wonders £20.00 Polaris
Clarke Arthur C The Coming of the Space Age £10.00 Gollancz
Taine John The Forbidden Garden £20.00 Fantasy
Taine John Green Fire £10.00 Fantasy
Farmer Philip Jose The Classic 1952 – 1964 £5.00 Robson
Bell Robert In Realms Unknown £10.00 Vantage
Clarke Arthus C Of Time and Stars £5.00 Gollancz
Campbell John W The Incedible Planet £20.00 Fantasy
Dick Philip K Valis £25.00 Kerosina

Westerns – Cowboys Hard Backs

End of Track – F Van Wyck Mason

End of Track – F Van Wyck Mason

Book club hardback published in 1946 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Not exactly in vogue, but they were a significant market in the 50’s. The quality of writing varied greatly with some authors churning out weekly offerings. This is a collection of hardbacks in dust jackets in near fine condition (most of them).

Missouri Man – Frank McLowery  £5.00

Marshal of Mustang – Landon Grant £5.00

Forlorn Valley – Al Cody £5.00

Raton Pass – Tom W Blackburn £10.00

Range Feud – DB Newton £10.00

Range War – Thomas W Blackburn £5.00

Stagecoach Guard – D.B. Newton £5.00

The Circle C Feud – Tod Ballard £5.00

Doomrock Range – Al Cody £5.00

MAVERICK – Boss of Rocking H Ranch – Charles I Coombs £5.00

The Last Trail – Zane Grey – £5.00

Tales of Wells Fargo – Danger Station – Sam Allison £5.00

The price is shop price, please contact me if you want to know P&P.

Dodie Smith – Bonnet Over the Windmill

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Bonnet Over the Windmill – Dodie Smith

1937 first edition with unclipped but chipped dustjacket and book with no inscriptions with very slight foxing on ffep vg/vg+ Price below includes UK P&P

£30.00

MARQUEZ

MARC MARQUEZ

born to win

He might not have as much charisma as the GOAT but he is getting there, none can deny his riding ability, his guts or his will to win. His smile, might wrongly, seem forced but what a lot he has to smile about.

This 2014 192 page offering by Marco Masetti is not a book with illustration, but illustrations with a book. This copy has not been read and is a bargain at £7.50

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Readers Digest – Classics

There is a real snobbery in the second hand book trade against Readers Digest, it may have some foundation in their “aggressive” sales technique for the digest, or it could be founded in the bias against “condensed books” but where would doctors and dentist waiting rooms have been in the past without Readers Digests (or National Geographic)?

I could also be pat of the second hand book dealers general unloving view of “Coffee Table” publications. All of the above are probably unfair and unjustified, but in the case of the “Classic” series the bias id definitely unjustified. The books are well bound, well presented with good clear printing, the only criticism  I could make (being churlish) is the definition of what are classics has a definite American flavour. But in the light of the very strange inclusions in the “Oxford World Classics” the criticism is definitely churlish.

I have about 10 foot of these titles in my shop all at the bargain price of £4.50.

 

G A HENTY

A selection of hardbacks all early 20th century editions in very attractive printed boards all in very good condition. Don’t even think of paying silly prices for paperback reprints, these titles are available for £15.00 each. I should have taken a photo of the spines as they all have great illustrations on them, these are very attractive books.

 

Just to prove the Daily Express haven’t always published rubbish.

Printed in 1933 by Daily Express Publications this series of “classics” present a set of very good looking books. A real bargain at £2.50, or £10.OO for the set.

img_20190118_154936Titles featured;

Oliver Goldsmith – The Vicar of Wakefield & She Stoops to Conquer

Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White

RD Blackmore – Lorna Doone

Alexander Dumas – The Three Musketeers

Charles Reade – The Cloister and the Hearth

George Elliot – The Mill on the Floss

W M Thackeray – Vanity Fair

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