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  • KIPLING, Rudyard
    A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1917. Octavo, viii, 441, 4 ads, pp. Red cloth, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. Slight sunning to spine and to inner edge of front cover; light foxing to fore and bottom page edges; free endpapers quite tanned from offsetting of binding, lesser tanning & foxing to pastedowns and to first and last leaves; small gift card pasted to front free endpaper; VG unworn copy otherwise.

    Book ID: 5025
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  • SCOTT, Paul
    A Division of the Spoils: A Novel

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Morrow, 1975. Octavo, cloth and boards. Very nearly fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has a crease to front flap, tiny nicks at spine tips; near fine otherwise, flap price intact. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. The final volume in the Raj Quartet. 0688029264

    Book ID: 34534
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  • MacBETH, George
    A DOOMSDAY BOOK. Poems and Poem-games.

    Edition: First Edition

    Lowestoft, Suffolk: Scorpion Press, 1965. Inscribed by Author; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a well-known Canadian editor and author. Octavo, white boards. Very small tan spot to front free endpaper, small creases to head of spine, else fine. White dust jacket has nicks, light rubbing and cr easing to tips of faintly tanned spine; light dust soiling and one short tear to panels; VG.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 14606
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  • HANLEY James
    A DREAM JOURNEY

    Edition: Book club issue

    New York: Horizon Press, 1976. Green cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, else a fine copy. Chocolate jacket has some rubbing, VG generally. Tell-tale blind square to lower inner corner of rear cover indicating book club distribution. No price on jacket.

    Book ID: 43173
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  • A DREAM OF GOVERNORS. Poems. by SIMPSON, Louis
    SIMPSON, Louis
    A DREAM OF GOVERNORS. Poems.

    Edition: First printing

    Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1959. Grey cloth. Endpapers tanned from binding materials, else a fine copy. The white dust jacket has tanning to the spine, else fine, flap price intact. A nice copy of the scarcer hardcover issue of Simpson's second separate book, first from a trade publisher.

    Book ID: 14113
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  • DONLEAVY, J.P.
    A FAIRY TALE OF NEW YORK.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Eyre Methuen, 1973. Octavo, dark blue boards. Light damp stain to lower margin of rear cover, else fine, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has a one inch tear to bottom spine fold; light surface rubbing; 1/4 inch tear to front flap; soft creases to lower margin of rear panel; orange author name on spine sunned to yellow; VG otherwise, still attractive, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 15167
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  • CARY, Joyce
    A FEARFUL JOY

    Edition: First printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1949. Red cloth, red top page edges. Soft creases to head of spine, small bumps to outer corners, light yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small tears to panels; spine has a vertical crease and chips to ends (no lettering lost); VG otherwise, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 33403
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  • HANLON, Edward S.
    A FEW DAYS TO SEE THE WORLD

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Dutton, 1965. Cloth & boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has short tears, generally VG otherwise. Blubs by Seymour Krim and James Leo Herlihy. Author's first novel.

    Book ID: 43170
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  • A FLAG FOR SUNRISE by STONE, Robert
    STONE, Robert
    A FLAG FOR SUNRISE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1981. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, maroon boards. Text paper yellowed, as always; ink owner name at front; else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Inscribed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to town for a reading "For___ with best wishes Bob Stone" and with the inscribee's 1990 ink signature at front. The author's third and best novel, one of the best American novels of the 1980s. It was a finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award and won the Los Angeles Times Award for best novel of the year. This UK edition is far scarcer than the US edition. Set in a corrupt fictional Central American country. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 38944
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  • WILLIAMSON, Henry
    A FOX UNDER MY CLOAK

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macdonald, 1955. Octavo, tan cloth, spine lettered in red. Small bruise to tips of lower outer corners of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Broom Lynne) has a three inch closed tear along lower front spine fold extending horizontally at top across about half the spine; half inch creased tear at top of front spine fold; nicks to panels and top of front flap; VG otherwise, the front panel bright and showing well, and the tears (no under plastic wrapper) are not glaring, especially the horitzontal one, which is almost invisible. In all a nice clean and tight copy of the fifth and scarcest of the 15 volume Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight…

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    London: Macdonald, 1955. Octavo, tan cloth, spine lettered in red. Small bruise to tips of lower outer corners of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Broom Lynne) has a three inch closed tear along lower front spine fold extending horizontally at top across about half the spine; half inch creased tear at top of front spine fold; nicks to panels and top of front flap; VG otherwise, the front panel bright and showing well, and the tears (no under plastic wrapper) are not glaring, especially the horitzontal one, which is almost invisible. In all a nice clean and tight copy of the fifth and scarcest of the 15 volume Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight series. A World War I novel of the battle of Loos in 1915, of fear, and the quest for courage.

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    Book ID: 31909
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  • CAREW, Dudley (Evelyn Waugh)
    A FRAGMENT OF FRIENDSHIP: A memory of Evelyn Waugh when young

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Everest Books, 1974. Octavo, blue boards. pp (96). Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, tan endpapers (as issued), VG otherwise. Dust jacket has a tan spot to upper inner corner of front panel, VG+ otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced. 0903925109

    Book ID: 34672
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  • MASEFIELD, John and Edward Seago
    A GENERATION RISEN

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1943. Quarto, cream cloth. Creases to lower inner corner of text leaves from bruising but foot of spine scarcely shows the bruise, else fine. Jacket has rubbing, small chips, nicks to spine tips; dust soiling to white rear panel; fingernail size chip and four inch tear to front panel; both corners of front flap clipped with a rubber stamped price of $1.69; good. World War II poetry by the English Poet Laureate, with black and white reproductions of war art by the noted British ar tist Edward Seago.

    Book ID: 8599
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  • PRICE, Reynolds (Constance Rooke)
    A GENEROUS MAN

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1967. Green boards. Page edges yellowed, spine a bit sunned, a good jacketless copy. With ink ownership signature of distinguished Canadian novelist and short story writer Leon Rooke. Heavy with ink annotations and scoring by Constance Rooke, for her book REYNOLDS PRICE, published in Twayne's United States Authors Series in 1983. The Rookes were good friends with Price when they were in Chapel Hill. Leon Rooke was born in North Carolina, as was Price.; Octavo

    Book ID: 52976
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  • COMPTON-BURNETT, I.
    A GOD AND HIS GIFTS

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Gollancz, 1963. Small octavo, 224 pp. Terra cotta boards. Small ink name to front free endpaper; hairline crack to front inner hinge but firm; else fine. The thin yellow jacket is very lightly tanned to spine, flap folds; three tiny edge nicks; else fine, no chips or clips.

    Book ID: 211
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  • WEST, Alick (George Bernard Shaw)
    "A GOOD MAN FALLEN AMONG FABIANS"

    Edition: First of this edition

    No place (Folcroft, PA): Folcroft Library Editions, 1971. Facsimile reprint of the London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1950, edition, printed for libraries in an edition of only 150 copies. Sturdy black buckram, spine gilt lettered. Ink digits on front pastedown and some ink scoring to pp 99-100, else fine, not ex library. A criticism of George Bernard Shaw (not red enough).

    Book ID: 46795
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  • SONNENBERG, Ben, editor
    A GRAND STREET READER

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Summit Books, 1986. The paper issue in card covers. Leon Rooke's copy, signed. His contribution "Saks Fifth Avenue" begins on p 127. Also Alice Munro. James Salter, Amy Clampitt. Djuna Barnes, W.S. Merwin, Christopher Hitchens, many others. Page edges lightly yellowed, VG. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53737
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  • TOLSTOY, Leo
    A GREAT INIQUITY. Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F. Mayo with Note by the Latter.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army…

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    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army or Navy, these being the tools whereby their landowning class defend their own possessions at home, and exploit and seize on the land of others abroad". A scarce little booklet.

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    Book ID: 5887
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  • MARKANDAYA, Kamala
    A HANDFUL OF RICE

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: John Day, 1966. Yellow cloth. Small owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has a small tear, nicks, and faint soiling, to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 40953
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  • NAIPAUL, Shiva
    A HOT COUNTRY (proof)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985. Advance uncorrected proof in light blue card covers. Tiny abrasion to front cover, ink publication date (26 September), and price (GBP 8.50) on front cover, else fine. The author's last novel, set in a fictional Guyana.

    Book ID: 46730
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    A JOY PROPOSED: poems. With an Introduction and Afterword by Kurth Spragge

    Edition: First printing

    London: Bertram Rota, 1980. Maroon cloth. Fine in fine jacket. # 65 of an edition of 500 copies. ; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 49618
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