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Eco, Umberto. Island of the Day Before. New York: Harcourt
Brace, 1995. First US edition. As new in pictorial dust jacket.
Eliot, T.S. The Classics and the Man of Letters. London: Oxford
University Press, 1942. [First edition.] "The Presidential
Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15 April 1942." Original
aqua-blue light card yapped-edge wrappers, lettered in black; sunned at
edges and with light foxing, especially at fore edge. Contents clean and tight,
with a few minor foxing spots at edges; upper corner very faintly creased.
Eliot, T.S. The Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume I, 1898-1922.
London: Faber and Faber; New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.
"This specially bound edition incorporating three pages of facsimiles
is limited to 500 copies ... signed by [the editor] Mrs. Valerie
Eliot". Copy number 136L of 250 copies for the UK.
A fine copy in original
cloth spined boards,
with matching slipcase.
Eliot, T.S. The Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume I, 1898-1922.
London: Faber and Faber, 1988. First edition. A fine copy in near
fine, slightly surface rubbed, dust jacket; ugly 1" black marker "R"
on front paste-down.
Evans, Nicholas. The Horse Whisperer. London:
Bantam, 1995. First UK edition. A fine copy, with minor spotting and
lower corners bumped;
dust jacket. Author's first novel.
Evans, Nicholas. The Loop. London: Bantam, 1998. [First UK
edition]. As new, in dust jacket; signed by the author
Evelyn, John. The Life of Mrs. Godolphin. London: William
Pickering, 1848. Rebound in full light brown morocco, signed "W.P.", with gilt
dots spaced along edges and lettering on spine; top edge gilt; tissue guarded
frontispiece engraving of Mrs. Godolphin; contents clean and tight.
Evelyn, John. The Life of Mrs. Godolphin. London: Sampson Low,
Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1888. New edition, edited by Edward
William Harcourt. Original gilt ruled and lettered brownish-red bevelled cloth,
now sunned on spine, lettering (front and spine) still nice and sharp; top edge
gilt; very minor wear at spine ends and corners; "ding" to bottom edge; neat
repair at lower front spine. Endpapers tanned; pages clean and tight; text
surrounded by rules. Very good.
Fantastic Adventures; Vol.10, no.12 (December 1948). Chicago:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1948. Full colour pictorial (spaceship
leaving sun) wrappers, frayed at overlapping edges; rear panel lightly
soiled. Contents browned, otherwise clean and tight. Very good.
Contains five complete stories, including "Outlaws of Corpus" by Lee
Francis, illustrated by Julian Krupa; "Fountain of Change" by Chester S.
Geier & Richard S. Shaver, illustrated by Virgil Finlay; and
"Brainstorm" by Alexander Blade, illustrated by Julian Krupa.
Fleming, Ian. The Man With the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape,
1965. Second impression. Original black boards lettered in coppery gilt
on spine. Price-clipped pictorial (golden gun design by Richard Chopping)
dust jacket, with a bit of wear and minor chipping at spine ends. A fine
book in near fine dust jacket.
[Fleming, Ian] Gardner, John. Death Is Forever. London: Hodder
& Stoughton, 1992. First edition. Gilt lettered black boards; hint of
age-toning at top edge of pages; small black spot at bottom edge. Colour
pictorial (007 train rushing from gun muzzle) dust jacket clean and bright;
[Fleming, Ian] Gardner, John. Icebreaker. London: Jonathan Cape and
Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. First edition. Gilt lettered black boards;
light creasing to lower rear spine corner; pages lightly age-toned.
(skeleton hand with ski poles) dust jacket; lower
edge a touch creased; with small, very faint dampstain on lower front panel and
rubbing on rear; top of spine and top rear corner rubbed. A fine book with
near fine dust jacket.
[Fleming, Ian] Gardner, John. Licence Renewed. London: Jonathan
Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, 1981. First edition. The first of
Gardner's Bond books. A fine copy in original gilt lettered
black boards; pages evenly age-toned, as usual; spine leaning slightly.
(gun and pearls) dust jacket fresh and clean.
[Fleming, Ian] Brosnan, John. James Bond in the Cinema. London: Tantivy
Press, 1972. [First UK edition]. A fine copy in original gilt-lettered
pinkish-red boards; lightly soiled pictorial (psychedelic Bond characters)
dust jacket, a trifle rubbed at spine ends.
[Fleming, Ian] Brosnan, John. James Bond in the Cinema. New York:
A.S.Barnes, 1972. [First US edition]. A fine copy in grey boards (larger
format than UK edition); and fine
(psychedelic Bond characters) dust jacket, bright and clean.
Foote, Samuel. The Englishman in Paris: A Comedy. London:
Printed for ... W. Oxlade ..., 1778. "As it is Acted at the
Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden." 28 pp. Disbound from
made-up volume, with remnants of leather spine; ink "3d" on title page;
fore edge a touch tired, contents clean; 2 pp. publisher's list at rear;
Foote, Samuel. The Minor: A Comedy. London: Printed for ...
W. Oxlade ..., 1778. "As it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane
and Covent-Garden." Frontispiece; 40 pp. Disbound from made-up volume,
with remnants of spine leather. Ownership name on title page; page edges
lightly foxed; 3 pp. publisher's list at rear.
Forsyth, Frederick. The Odessa File. London: Hutchinson, 1972. First
edition. Fine copy in very good dust jacket, a little rubbed and worn at
spine ends and corners. Author's second novel .
Fowles, John. The Ebony Tower. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.
First edition (precedes UK edition). A fine copy, in near fine
pictorial dust jacket with two internal tape repairs at spine
ends, and minor loss at tail.
Fowles, John. A Maggot. London: London Limited Editions, 1985.
"One of 500 numbered copies of the First Edition", signed by
the author. As new, in original glassine.
[Fowles, John]. Etudes sur The French Lieutenant's Woman de
John Fowles. Caen: Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique,
1977. "Annales du Centre Régional ... Dossier Préparé par
le Centre D'Études et de Recherches Anglaises et Nord-Américanes
..." A near fine copy, in red and black printed white wrappers, now a touch
Frame, Ronald. Winter Journey. London: Bodley Head, 1984. First edition.
A fine copy in dust jacket. Author's first novel, and joint winner of
the first Betty Trask Prize, 1984 .
Francis, Dick. Break In. London: Michael Joseph, 1985. First
edition. Gilt lettered black boards; usual age-toned pages. Colour
pictorial (race over crown) dust jacket bright and clean. A fine copy.
Francis, Dick. The Danger. London: Michael Joseph, 1983. First
A fine copy in
near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Francis, Dick. High Stakes. London: Michael Joseph, 1975. First
edition. Fine copy; in dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing at foot
Francis, Dick. Proof. London: Michael Joseph, 1984. First
edition. Near fine copy in price clipped dust jacket, signed by
the author ; pages browned at margins owing to poor quality paper;
Christmas gift inscription on front endpaper.
Francis, Dick. Second Wind. London: Michael Joseph, 1999. First
edition. As new, in gilt-lettered black boards and colour pictorial
(horse and twister) dust jacket.
Fraser, George MacDonald. Black Ajax. London: HarperCollins, 1997.
First edition. Gilt-lettered black boards; colour pictorial (boxing bout)
dust jacket. As new.
Fraser, George MacDonald. The Candlemass Road. London: Harvill /
HarperCollins, 1993. First edition. A fine copy in colour pictorial dust
Fraser, George MacDonald. Flashman and the Mountain of Light. London:
Collins Harvill, 1990. First edition. Spine faintly creased along centre,
and ink name on front endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in
Flashman dust jacket. The ninth Flashman chronicle.
Frayn, Michael. Headlong. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First
edition. A fine copy in gilt-lettered deep red cloth and
(Brughel painting) dust jacket.
Frayn, Michael. Spies. London: Faber and Faber, 2002. First edition.
A fine copy in green boards and matching pictorial (leaves) dust jacket.
Freneau, I.D. July and Winter. Portland, Maine: Falmouth Publishing
House, 1950. [First edition]. Ink note on title: "Great-great-great
granddaughter of Philip Freneau - Poet of the American Revolution
(A.D. 1752-1832)." A near fine copy in lightly edge-faded green cloth;
cream dust jacket a bit soiled, with two quarter-sized dampstains on rear
panel, and short faint red ink stroke on lower front.
Gardner, John [American author]. October Light. New York: Knopf, 1976.
First edition. Near fine copy in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth;
dust jacket very slightly faded at spine.
Gardner, John [British author]. [James Bond
Gash, Jonathan. Different Women Dancing. London: Macmillan,
1997. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the
author. A Clare Burtonall novel.
Gash, Jonathan. The Grace In Older Women. London: Century,
1995. First edition.
As new in
dust jacket, signed by the author. A Lovejoy novel.
Gash, Jonathan. The Great California Game. London: Century,
1991. First edition. Page edges slightly browned (no doubt owing to
poor quality of paper). A fine copy in like dust jacket, signed
by the author. A Lovejoy novel.
[----- Another copy]. This one not signed. A fine copy
with two minuscule spots on front cover; dust jacket fine.
Gash, Jonathan. The Lies of Fair Ladies. London: Century,
1992. First edition. Apart from small snags to the last two pages, a
fine copy in like dust jacket, signed and dated by the
author. A Lovejoy novel.
-----[Another copy]. This one not signed. Fine.
Gash, Jonathan. Paid and Loving Eyes. London: Century, 1993. First
edition. Gilt-lettered white boards and colour pictorial (McShane as
Lovejoy) dust jacket. Fine.
Gash, Jonathan. The Possessions of a Lady. London: Century,
1996. First edition. A fine copy, in near fine dust jacket with
faint rubbing to rear panel. A Lovejoy novel.
Gash, Jonathan. The Sin Within Her Smile. London: Century, 1993.
First edition. Gilt-lettered black boards; colour pictorial (Ian McShane
as Lovejoy) dust jacket. Fine.
Gibbs, A. Hamilton. Undertow. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company,
1932. First US edition. Signed, with sentiment, by the author
on endpaper. Red-lettered back cloth; top edge red, now a bit sunned;
contents clean and tight.
Four colour pictorial
(art deco bound man and Pegasus) dust jacket, now sunned almost to black
and white on spine; top edge creased; corners and spine ends worn and chipped;
small hole to front panel near hinge. A near fine book in very good dust jacket.
Gill, Eric. Art-Nonsense and Other Essays. London: Cassell &
Co., 1929. [First edition]. Original blue bevelled buckram sunned on spine
and along top edge of both covers; gilt spine lettering still nice and sharp;
fore and bottom edges uncut; slight creasing at tail. Internally clean and
tight; faint vertical crease to rear endpaper; small bookseller's label on
front pastedown. Shame about the sunning ... a very good copy. A collection
of Gill's writings on art, the creation of art, and creativity.
First use of Gill's "Perpetua" type.
Gissing, George. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft. Westminster:
Archibald Constable & Co., 1903. [First edition]. Original
cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt; spine darkened, yet gilt still nice
and bright; corners and spine ends creased, and worn with small loss; rear
panel a bit rubbed. Bookplate; pages a bit age-toned, with light foxing to
preliminaries. A very good copy.
Goff, Martyn (ed.). Prize Writing:
An Original Collection ...to Celebrate 21 Years of The Booker Prize.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. First edition.
Golding, William. Darkness Visible. London: Faber and Faber,
1979. First edition. Fine copy in fine
Golding, William. The Double Tongue. London: Faber and Faber,
1995. First edition. As new in dust jacket.
Golding, William. An Egyptian Journal. London: Faber and Faber,
1985. First edition. As new in pictorial dust jacket. Record of
the author's 1984 trip to Egypt, illustrated with colour and b/w
Golding, William. The Pyramid. London: Faber, 1967. First
edition. A fine copy in like pictorial dust jacket.
Golding, William. Rites of Passage. London: Faber and Faber, 1980.
First edition. Winner of the 1980
Booker Prize. A fine copy in
Golding, William. The Spire. London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First
edition. Gilt-lettered plum cloth; contents excellent.
(window and spire) dust jacket designed by John Piper; tanned at margins,
with very light dusting; tiny "ding" at centre front. A fine copy in near fine,
price-clipped, dust jacket.
Goldsmith, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer, or, The Mistakes of a
Night. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1964. #1109 of 1500
copies, signed by the illustrator T.M. Cleland ; monthly newsletter
laid in. Original
yellow cloth with brown leather spine label; short tears at spine ends
of glassine; black slipcase somewhat rubbed. A fine copy.
Gourmont, Remy de. Le Chemin de Velours: Nouvelles Dissociations
d'Idées. Paris: Georges Crés, 1923. #583 of 1850
copies, (total edition of 1955). "Maitre du livres" series. Magnificent
3/4 red morocco, with richly gilt compartmented spine and raised bands, and marbled
boards and endpapers, by Vermorel, Paris; original wrappers bound in; woodcut
frontispiece by Paul de Pidoll.
First published in 1902.
Grahame-White, Claude and Harper, Harry. The Air King's Treasure: A Story
of Adventure with Airship and Aeroplane. London: Cassell, [n.d., 1913].
[First edition]. Four colour plates by Dudley Tennant. Original
purple cloth with front cover clour pictorial onlay; spine a little faded
1" at ends. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription on front endpaper; light
foxing to first and last few leaves, more heavily so at fore and lower edges;
contents clean and tight. A near fine copy of this striking juvenile
Grammont, Armand de. Heartsease and Honesty. [London]: Golden
Cockerel, . [First edition]. "Being the Pastimes of the Sieur de
Grammont ... here made English by Helen Simpson." #108 of 300
copies, signed by Simpson. Original patterned boards, with aqua cloth
spine lettered in gilt, now darkened; joints and spine ends rubbed and worn,
without loss. Endpapers tanned; head and tailpiece printed in red; pp. 67/8
corner creased, not affecting text; contents clean and tight. Near fine.
Graves, Charles. -And the Greeks. New York: Robert M. McBride &
Co,, 1931. First US edition. "With an Introduction by P.G. Wodehouse and
Caricatures by Jan Stanislas de Junosza-Rosciszewski." Original lemon-yellow
cloth, with pale blue title label printed in orange, now lightly soiled, and
a bit sunned on spine; minor bumping at corners and spine ends; spine leaning
very slightly. Pages a bit age-toned; small bookseller's label inside rear
cover; contents clean and tight. A very good copy.
Gray, Thomas. The Poems of Mr. Gray. London: Printed by H. Hughs;
and sold by J. Dodsley ... and J. Todd, 1775. Second edition. "To Which
Are Prefixed Memoirs of His Life and Writings by W. Mason." With engraved
portrait frontispiece of Gray.
calf, elaborately gilt tooled on spine and with simple gilt beaded border;
joints split, but cords holding strong; some wear to corners and spine ends,
with loss; light scratches to boards. Neat ink names on endpapers; damp stain
to fore edge of frontispiece, just touching image's border; paper clip stain
to half title; a few pinpoint wormholes; contents otherwise clean, tight
and bright. Very good.
Gray's poems, including his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
are on the final 55, seperately paginated, leaves of the text. It is preceded
by 416 pages of the Memoirs, which contains biographical information,
fragments of writings (poetic, hymnodic and dramatic), and transcriptions
of 130 letters from or to Gray, all illustrating his life and works.
Greene, Graham. Doctor Fischer of Geneva, or, The Bomb Party.
London: Bodley Head, 1980. First edition. Fine copy in like dust
Greene, Graham. George Darley; contained in The London Mercury ,
vol. XIX, no. 113 (March, 1929). London, 1929. First appearance. Nine page
biographical essay on the 19th century Irish poet and mathematician, George
Darley; an early piece, not published in book form until Collected
Essays , forty years later. Original pale orange pictorial wrappers
somewhat creased and nicked at yapped edges; with partially removed 'highlights'
label on front cover; contents clean and tight. A fine copy.
Greene, Graham. The Honorary Consul. Toronto: Bodley Head (Canada),
1973. First Canadian edition. Fine copy; in near fine "$6.95" dust jacket,
just a little nicked at head of spine.
Greene, Graham. In Search of a Character: Two African Journals.
London: The Bodley Head, 1961. First edition. Orignal mottled grey-green
boards, with ochre cloth spine lettered in gilt; ink name on half-title.
Light greenish-yellow dust jacket; lightly faded on spine, all lettering
nice and sharp; steeply price-clipped. A near fine copy.
Greene, Graham. In Search of a Character: Two African Journals.
New York: Viking, 1962. First US edition. Near fine copy; in lightly edge
worn dust jacket, with light soiling to a few letters of the author's
name on front panel.
Greene, Graham. J'Accuse [pre-publication extract]; contained in The
Sunday Times , May 9, 1982. London, 1982. 2 full broadsheet pages;
paper now age-toned, but in fine, un-read condition; light age toning to
uper half of first page.
Greene, Graham. A Sort of Life. London: Bodley Head, 1971. First
edition, second state*. A fine copy in gilt lettered dark green cloth;
top edge coloured purple, lightly sunned. Plum dust jacket lettered in
white and yellow; tiny scrape to lower spine corner on rear.
*Line 4, p.177 reads "J. M. Barrie"; first state reads "Sir John Barrie".
Greene, Graham. The Tenth Man; contained in You Magazine .
London: The Mail on Sunday, 1985. First appearance. "First World Publication
... "The novel lost to the world for 40 years. Told here now for the first
time and in its entirety. The story GRAHAM GREENE himself thinks is even
better than The Third Man." Complete in two issues; both in fine condition,
apart from a little age toning to the rear cover of one; original colour
Greene, Graham. Ways of Escape. Toronto: Lester & Orpen
Dennys, 1980. First edition. As new in price-clipped dust jacket. Note:
this, the Canadian edition, precedes all others.
[Greene, Graham] Green, Richard
Lancelyn and Gibson, John Michael. A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984. Foreword by Graham Greene.
[Greene, Graham] Allain, Marie-Françoise. The Other Man:
Conversations With Graham Greene. London: Bodley Head, 1983. First
English edition; "Originally published in French as L'Autre et son double"
in 1981, translated by Guido Waldman. A fine copy in dust jacket.
[Greene, Graham] Sherry, Norman. The Life of Graham Greene, Volume
One, 1904-1929. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989. First
Canadian edition (published simultaneously with UK edition). As new in
[Greene, Graham] Wyndham, Francis. Graham Greene. London: The
British Council and National Book League by Longmans, Green, 1955.
First edition. "Writers and Their Work: No. 67." Ink name on half title,
otherwise a fine copy in original decorated wrappers with sepia
frontis portrait of Greene.
Greene, Hugh (ed.). The
American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. London: The Bodley Head,
1976. First edition.
Grey, Zane. Tales of the Angler's Eldorado. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First edition.
Grisham, John. The Client. New York: Doulbeday, 1993. First edition.
A fine copy in original grey boards with black cloth spine;
(title medallion on front) dust jacket clean and sharp; p.41 creased.
Grisham, John. The Pelican Brief. New York: Doubeday, 1992. First
edition. Brown boards with black cloth spine; price-clipped pictorial dust
H. Rider Haggard
Bibliographies referred to are
J.E. Scott's A Bibliography of the Works of ... (Takeley, Herts.: Elkin Mathews,
R.T. Allen's The Haggard Guide (Monkseaton: the author, 1987).
Haggard, H. Rider. Allan's Wife and Other Tales. London:
Spencer Blackett, 1889. [First edition]. "With thirty-four illustrations by
Maurice Griffenhagen and Charles Kerr." Original 3/4 smooth
and matching pebble-grained brown cloth with light overall
soiling; lettered in gilt, double black lines on spine and cover, and
decorative black outline around cover title; light wear to
extremities and rubbing to joints; small abrasion at upper corner of
rear cover and 1/4" split to lower front hinge; spine leaning
slightly. Internally, front hinge cracking, but strong; two or three
marginal ink "X"s; with 32 pp. publisher's catalogue dated September,
1889 at rear. A very good copy.
Haggard, H. Rider. Joan Haste. London: Longmans, Green,
and Co. 1895. [First edition]. "With 20 illustrations by F.S. Wilson."
Apart from some minor creasing at the spine-ends and slight bruising to
the two lower corners, this is a fine copy in the original
whose gilt lettering remains in near perfect condition. 24 pp. June
1895 catalogue at rear; bookplate; owners name and contemporary date on
-----[Another copy]. This one also in original cloth
with bright gilt lettering; upper corners slightly bumped. Bookplate
on front pastedown, bookseller's name embossed on front endpaper,
otherwise internally tight and clean; 24 pp. June 1895 publisher's
catalogue at rear. A fine copy.
Haggard, H. Rider. Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch. London:
Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901. [First edition]. "With twenty-six
illustrations by G.P.Jacomb Hood, R.I." Original dark blue cloth a bit faded
and surface a touch rubbed, with a few tiny spots along fore-edge of
front cover; corners lightly worn, spine ends more so and creased;
gilt lettering and title border still bright. Light foxing to fore
edge and some pages; title page browned owing to poor quality
frontispiece tissue guard; booksellers name embossed on front
endpaper; 4 pp. ads at rear. Very good.
Haggard, H. Rider. Swallow: A Tale of the Great Trek.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. [First edition]. Original
slate-blue cloth a little bruised at corners and spine ends, with
a small tear at top of rear joint (with slight loss): gilt lettering
bright and fresh. Internally clean and tight, with some pages creased
across corners and, sadly, lacking the tipped in plate at p.63. This
apart, a very good copy.
Hardy, Thomas. Moments of Love: Poems to Emma. Dorchester
[England]: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 1997.
Facsimile edition. #45 of 157 copies, each containing "an
original autograph by the author " on tipped in page. As new
leather-spined green cloth, with matching slipcase; all edges gilt;
poems presented in manuscript facsimile, with print on facing pages. A
[Hardy, Thomas] Hardy, Florence Emily. The Later Years of Thomas Hardy,
1892-1928. London: Macmillan and Co., 1930. [First edition].
Illustrated with twelve plates, including several Hardy portraits.
Publisher's light olive green cloth, with gilt lettering on spine and TH
device on front, mimicking Hardy's own works, but in a larger format; a
touch rubbed at corners and spine ends. Light brownish-grey paper dust
in dark blue, with TH device on front, publisher's on spine; with creasing
along top edge and wear, with loss to top corners and head of spine; minute
chips from tail hinges; dusty overall, with dampstain 1" at upper rear
corner, and a few spots at centre of spine. A fine book in very good dust
"This volume forms the second and concluding part of a biogrpahy, the
first part being The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, published in 1928."
[Hardy, Thomas] Hardy, Florence Emily. The Life of Thomas Hardy,
1840-1928. London: Macmillan, 1962. First one volume edition. Nicely
illustrated with photos of Hardy and family. Near fine copy in original
green cloth, a trifle rubbed at extremities. Price-clipped pictorial (Hardy
portrait with facsimile signature) dust jacket with severe surface rubbing, and
wear at spine ends and corners.
Grahame-White, Claude and Harper, Harry. The
Air King's Treasure ... London: Cassell, [n.d., 1913]. [First
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun, or, the Romance of Monte Beni.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. [First edition, first issue*]. Two volumes.
Publisher's original Ticknor and Fields blind-stanped,
cloth, now lacking pieces across spine ends and lightly worn at corners;
cloth dusty, lettering a touch bronzed; half-titles trimmed diagonally, presumably
to remove former owner's name; bookplate; tape stains to front endpapers; a few
pages in v.2 a bit soiled, contents otherwise clean and tight; publisher's 16 pp.
catalogue dated February 1860 at rear of v.1. While not a collector's copy,
certainly a very good one.
*Preface preceeds Contents; "for" (rather than "on") in line 22, p.225,
v.1. Published simultaneously with the UK edition (London: Smith, Elder,
3 vols.), set from the UK proofs.
Hawthorne, Natahniel. Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. [First edition, first state*]. Original Ticknor and
Fields style blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; cloth
a bit sunned and lightly spotted, spine gilt dulled; some wear at
corners, bottom edge, and spine ends. Bookplate; minor sporadic foxing;
a few leaves creased at lower corner. Very good.
* P. 145, line 10 from bottom reads "myterious" for "mysterious"; publisher's ad
Hazlitt, William. Lectures on the English Comic Writers. London:
Taylor and Hessey, 1819. [First edition]. "Delivered at the Surry [sic]
Institution." 1/4 brown calf with marbled boards; re-spined and
cornered, elaborately gilt decorated spine neatly re-laid, with only
minor loss; boards surface rubbed. Original endpapers foxed and soiled,
with corner clipped from front;
inner hinges repaired with tissue when re-spined; pages lightly toned,
with occasional foxing; ink note "Coll" on title page; light dampstain to
corner of first several leaves; archival tape repair to 4" closed tear
on p.27/8; tiny wormholing to corner of last few leaves (no loss). A very
good copy of this collection of essays, ranging from Shakespeare to
Hogarth, and covering well-known and obscure writers from the 16th to
the 18th centuries.
Heaney, Seamus. The Cure at Troy [Theatre programme]. Derry, [Northern Ireland]:
Field Day, 1990. First edition. Programme for the world premiere, October 1st,
1990. Original pictorial tall bronze wrappers, now severely rubbed overall.
Contains a 1 p. note on the play by Heaney; well illustrated with photos and
bios of the cast.
Heaney, Seamus. Field Work. London: Faber & Faber, 1979.
First edition. The wrapper issue, lightly rubbed at edges. A very
Heaney, Seamus. Sweeney Astray: A Version from the Irish. New York:
Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. First US edition. Original cloth backed pale
green boards, with just a hint of sunning at top edge; dust jacket
slightly faded at spine and lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners. A
near fine copy.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Garden of Eden. New York: Charles Scribner's
Sons, 1986. First edition. Grey-tan boards with cream cloth spine; top
edge coloured grey; bright and clean overall. Colour pictorial (Juan
Gris's "Woman With a Basket") white dust jacket with just a hint of age
toning at edges; small crease at top front affecting "G" of author's name.
A fine copy of this posthumously published work, in near fine dust jacket.
Hemingway, Ernest. True at First Light. New York: Scribner, 1999.
First edition. "Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Hemingway." As new,
in green/black two-toned boards and colour pictorial (African plains)
dust jacket. A lovely copy of this posthumously published account of
Hemingway's Kenyan safari, described on the dust jacket as "A Fictional
Henty, G.A. Through the Fray: A Tale of the Luddite Riots.
London: Blackie & Son; Toronto: Copp Clark Co. [and] William Briggs,
[n.d., ca. 1903?]. Canadian reprint. "Illustrated."
pictorial bright blue cloth, reproducing cover images of Blackie's 1903
"New Edition" (man with musket on front, man with pistol and barrels on
spine) in black, green and beige (rather than Blackie's black, blue and
buff), titling in beige; reddish stain affecting 3" along fore edge of
front board, touching "Y"s of title and author's name and tip of musket,
extending faintly onto corner of block; 1.5" slightly faded patch and
faint streak on rear; tiny scuff on spine. Ownership label on front
brownish-grey endpaper; cancel title; a few plates touched by
dampstaining at corner. Because of the stains, a very good copy, though
still nice, bright, sharp and clean.
Herbert, A.P. Holy Deadlock. London: Methuen & Co., 1934.
First edition. Gilt lettered wine-cloured cloth; ink name on front
pictorial (birds in birdcage) dust jacket printed in black, dull
plum and fuscia; Book Society/Guild sticker at top
front; lightly age-toned. A fine copy of this novel about divorce in
Hilton, James. To You Mr. Chips. London: Hodder &
Stoughton, 1938. First edition. Orange cloth soiled at fore-edges and
joints; pin pricks on rear cover corresponding to snag in pictorial
dust jacket; jacket darkened at spine and flap hinges, and lightly
edgeworn. Ink intitals on front endpaper; bookseller's stamp on
rear; printed in black with orange decorations. Near fine.
Hollinghurst, Alan. The Line of Beauty. London: Picador, 2004.
First edition. Winner of the 2004
Man Booker Prize. A fine copy in original black boards
pictorial (iron gate detail) dust jacket.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. Two volumes; 12mo. A
fine, bright set, in
royal blue cloth; top edges gilt; bookseller's labels on yellow-coated
Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. London: Victor Gollancz, 1998. First
edition. Gilt-lettered red boards. Red and white dust jacket, a touch
bumped at top of spine, and shallow crease at top rear. A fine copy in
near fine dust jacket.
Hornby, Nick. How to be Good. London: Viking, 2001. First edition.
Signed by the author. A fine copy in gilt-lettered green
colour pictorial (man
holding sign) green dust jacket.
Hornby, Nick. A Long Way Down. London: Viking, 2005. First
edition. Signed and dated by the author. A fine copy in
silver lettered black boards and
black and red dust jacket.
Howells, W.D. A Chance Acquaintace. Boston: James R. Osgood and
Company, 1873. [First edition]. Original gilt and blind stamped green
cloth, with a hint of wear to corners and spine ends; all edges
red; spine leaning slightly. Rear endpaper cracked 1/2" from top, front
pastedown creased in binding; pencilled ownership name and address on
title page around title. A nice, bright, near fine copy.
Howells, William Dean. The Rise of Silas Lapham. [New York]:
Limited Editions Club, 1961. #1109 of 1500 copies, signed by the
illustrator Mimi Korach ; monthly newsletter laid in. A
copy in decorative (Boston's Beacon Street at the turn of the century)
boards, with tiny "ding" to top of spine; original glassine with 3"
creased tear on rear panel; grey slipcase sunned at edges.
Hudson, William Henry Works
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Hughes, Ted. Difficulties of a Bridegroom. London: Faber and
Faber, 1995. First collected edition. Yellow lettered black boards;
earth toned pictorial (primitive cave figures) dust jacket. A fine
copy of this collection of nine short stories, one never before
Hughes, Ted. The Iron Woman: A Sequel to The Iron Man. London:
Faber and Faber, 1993. First edition. Illustrated by Andrew
Davidson. Apart from slight bumping to spine ends, a near fine copy
in pictorial dust
Hutten, Baroness von. Araby. New York: Smart Set Publishing Co.,
1904. [First US edition]. "Illustrated by C.J. Budd"; lacks 3 [of 6]
(woman on ship) dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt, all still nice and
bright; spine leaning slightly; corners and spine ends a little rubed and
just a touch frayed. Small star and ink number on front pastedown;
contents clean and tight. A most attractive copy, but sadly, a defective
Huxley, Aldous. The Gioconda Smile: A Play in Three Acts.
London: Samuel French, [n.d., c.1948]. Reprint. "From the Short
Story ..." first collected in Huxley's 1922 Mortal Coils.
Original pictorial cream wrappers dusty and wrinkled; corner creased;
lower 1" of spine lacking; ink name at top front. Contents underlined
and annotated (for acting); pencilled dates inside front cover. Very
Huxley, Aldous. Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With
Commentaries. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. [First edition].
Original blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt on now lightly sunned
spine; minor bump to one corner and small "dings" to front lower
edge; pages faintly age-toned. Plain cream dust jacket, lettered in
black with red decorative flourishes; lightly age-toned and soiled
overall, severely darkened on spine; a few faint damp spots on front and
spine; top edge a bit creased, with one short cloed tear, tiny chip
at head of spine. A near fine book in very good dust jacket.
Huxley, Aldous [and Sheridan, Mrs. Frances]. The Discovery : A Comedy
In Five Acts. London: Chatto & Windus, 1924. [First edition]
"Special edition printed and bound at the Curwen Press ..."
"Written by Mrs. Frances Sheridan . Adapted for the modern Stage
[and with 3 pp. introduction] by Aldous Huxley." No.9 of 210 copies,
"... of which 200 are for sale"; printed on Italian hand-made paper.
Original decorated boards (pink and green flowers) with dark brown cloth
spine and paper spine label (spare label inside rear cover); remnants of
glue from bookplate; contents excellent, pages unopened.
Bright pink dust
wrapper printed in black, now completely sunned to tan at edges and along
spine; small chips at corners and spine ends; edges creased. A fine book
in very good dust jacket.
James, P.D. Innocent Blood. London: Faber and Faber, 1980.
First edition. A near fine copy, pages browned; price-clipped dust
jacket showing a bit of surface rubbing; ink name on front
Jerome, Jerome K. Tea Table Talk. London: Hutchinson, 1908. First
edition. Illustrated by Fred Pegram. Very good copy in original decorated
scarlet cloth, with two pea-sized spots on front cover and light fading
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Poet and Dancer. London: John Murray,
1993. First edition. A fine copy in brown boards and colour pictorial
(two women) dust jacket.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Three Continents. London: John Murray,
1987. First edition. A fine copy in
pictorial dust jacket.
Kelman, James. How Late it Was, How Late. New York: W.W. Norton
& Company, 1995. First American edition. Winner of the
1994 Booker Prize. Original
black boards with matching cloth spine.
Red, yellow and black
dust jacket now showing a line of rubbing on both panels from cloth/boards
seam on covers; Booker Prize sticker on front panel. A fine copy.
Keneally, Thomas. Flying Hero Class. London: Hodder & Stoughton,
1191. First edition. A fine copy copy in dust jacket, signed by the
Keneally, Thomas. The Playmaker. London: Hodder &
Stoughton, 1987. First edition. A fine copy, in
dust jacket, of this novel of early Australia; margins slightly
Keneally, Thomas. A River Town. New York: Nan A. Talese;
Doubleday, 1995. First US edition. Mustard boards, with gilt-lettered
white linen spine; colour pictorial (ox-wagon) dust jacket, A fine
copy of this novel of Australia in the early 20th century.
Keneally, Thomas. Towards Asmara. London: Hodder &
Stoughton, 1989. First edition. "An African Novel." A fine copy in
near fine pictorial dust jacket a bit curled along top rear edge.
Keneally, Thomas. Woman of the Inner Sea. London: Hodder
& Stoughton, 1992. First edition. A fine copy in
[----- Another copy]. This one signed by the author.
Original blue boards, with a couple very faint marks; price clipped
pictorial (woman emu and kangaroo against sunset) dust jacket,
with a hint of creasing at top of spine. Fine.
Kent, Alexander. Man of War. London: William Heinemann, 2003.
First edition. Signed by the author. Original black boards
and colour pictorial (sailing ships at war). As new. "The new [Adam]
Bolitho novel from our greatest living Naval Writer" (cf. dust jacket).
Kent, Alexander. Second to None. London: William Heinemann,
1999. First edition. Signed by the author.
(war ships) dust jacket, and maroon boards. An Adam Bolitho novel.
Kent, Alexander. Success to the Brave. London: Hutchinson, 1983.
First edition. Near fine copy, with two short pen strokes on bottom
edge; in lightly worn
pictorial (nautical sea battle) dust jacket. A Richard Bolitho
Kent, Alexander. A Tradition of Victory. London: Hutchinson, 1981.
First edition. Near fine copy, in lightly worn nautical pictorial (H.M.S.
Victory) dust jacket. The fourteenth Richard Bolitho novel.
King, Francis. Act of Darkness. London: Hutchinson, 1983. First
edition. Fine copy in dust jacket.
King, Francis. Voices in an Empty Room. London: Hutchinson, 1984.
Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in dust jacket.
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