Book Catalogue – Modern First Editions
1. [ABBOTT, Edwin A.] A SQUARE. Flatland. A romance of many dimensions.
Seeley & Co. 1884.
Square 8vo. Nineteenth century maroon morocco prize binding of St Olave's Grammar School, with gilt crest to upper board, gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with gilt lettering, with…
2. ACKROYD, Peter. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde.
Hamish Hamilton. 1983.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Slight browning to the margins of the text-block as usual, a near fine copy.First edition signed by the author.
3. ACKROYD, Peter. London. The Biography.
Chatto & Windus. 2000.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A near fine copy.First edition, signed by the author.
4. ACKROYD, Peter. Thames. Sacred River.
Chatto & Windus. 2007.
8vo., original laminated boards with three quarter length dust wrapper. A fine copy.First edition signed by the author.
5. ADAMS, Richard. A Nature Diary.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Illustrated by John Lawrence. A near fine copy.First edition signed by Richard Adams and John Lawrence.[Sold with]The original artwork by John…
6. AGATE, James. More First Nights.
Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1937.
8vo. Publisher's brown cloth, the gilt-lettering to the spine rubbed, lacking dust jacket; pp. 359, , a bright copy.Inscribed in ink to the recto of the ffep. 'Edith Evans'. A number of…
7. AMIS, Kingsley The Anti-Death League
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1972.
8vo. Original olive-brown cloth, illustrated dust wrapper; pp. 352; very good.Second Impression, signed by Amis for the New Fiction Society.
8. AUDEN, W.H. Homage To Clio.
Faber & Faber, 1960.
8vo. Original cloth with dust wrapper. Usual browning to endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy.First edition.
9. AUSTER, Paul Moon Palace
London, Faber & Faber, 1989.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A very good copyFirst UK Edition, from the library of Stephen Spender, with a facsimile of his John Craxton bookplate.
10. BAGNOLD, Enid. "National Velvet".
New York. William Morrow. 1935.
8vo. Original cloth with dust wrapper. With illustrations by Laurian Jones. Wrapper with some chips and loss and a little rubbing, slightly sunned to the spine, otherwise a very good…
11. BAINBRIDGE, Beryl The Bottle Factory Outing.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Ink name. A very good copy.First edition, inscribed by the author "Tony and Jackie best wishes Beryl Bainbridge." Comedy about two…
12. BALCON, Jill [Editor] The Pity of War - Poems of the First World War
London, Shepheard-Walwyn, 1985.
Large 8vo. Original green cloth, titled in red to spine, with green printed dust wrapper; pp. xii, 68; a very good copyFirst Edition. An anthology of war poetry, compiled by Jill Balcon…
13. BALDWIN, James. Blues for Mister Charlie.
New York. Dial Press. 1964.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Wrapper slightly rubbed at head of spine with a closed repaired tear to lower panel otherwise a very good copy.First edition of Baldwin's play of race relations in a small Southern town.
14. BALLARD, J.G. Empire of the Sun.
Victor Gollancz. 1984.
8vo. Original black boards; slight marginal embrowning to the poor paper as usual, otherwise a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.First edition. Steven Spielberg directed the 1987…
15. BALLARD, J.G. Millenium People.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A fine copy.First edition.