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The Adventures of Augie March

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Weidenfel and Nicolson: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19id


536 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. First British edition of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. The boards are worn, scuffed, marked all about. They are steady and secure. The contents are mild-mannered and contented. They are clean, clear, assured, certain in attitude and health. fk View more info

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The Relentless City

By: Benson, E F

Price: $29.45

Publisher: William Heinemann, London: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: btat


279 pages plus advertising pages (complete). A resolute, much owned and negligently stored copy. Written in pre-Mapp and Lucia days, this is a visceral satire on the ultra-rich of New York. The covers are stoic. They have much wear, scuffing and marking. They are, however, sound and secure. The contents are valiantly comfortable. The binding creaks here and there. However, the pages are sure, certain, clear. Despite foxing and some occasional marks, the pages ar... View more info

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A Massacre of Innocents

By: Brennan, Christopher

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd., London: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45it


199 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is tidy, a little worn from shelving, a little scuffed and marked. It is secure and sure. The boards are healthy and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, assured, neat, convivial. fk View more info

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Memory of Love

By: Breuer, Bessie

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Rich & Cowan, Ltd., London: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: buax


281 pages (complete). A benevolent copy of Breuer's first novel (later made into a film, 'In Name Only', with Cary Grant and Carole Lombard). The boards are middle-class genteel with mottling and some storage and shelving wear and marks. They are healthy and secure. The contents are benign, even placid. There is foxing and some mottling throughout. However, by far, the pages are clear, amiable, companionable, comfortable, certain and creamy. fk View more info

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Common People

By: Cameron, William

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15kq


382 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this resonant novel of working-class life. The Spectator observer that whole thing is alive, and the lights and shadows are subtly blended. The boards are placid. They have wear about the edges, corners, seams. They have scuffing, storage marks. The boards are secure and steady. The contents are pleasing. They have just very occasional storage wear. Page 235 has some scotch-tape residue marks. Otherwise, the pages are ... View more info

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Laura

By: Caspary, Vera

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 77if


171 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of Vera Caspary's most popular novel. Reprint dated one month (May 1944) after publication date (April 1944). "Laura" was later made into a hugely successful film (a photocopied advertisement for which is affixed to the front pastedown) - Caspary made barely a penny from it. The dustjacket is by Bip Pares (whose first husband slipped off to Mombasa and her second became a master at Rugby). Pares' dustjackets are highly... View more info

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Tai-Pan - a novel of Hong Kong

By: Clavell, James

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: brhd


726 pages (complete). Clavell's second novel - First Edition. A tidy, agreeable copy. The dustjacket is comfortable, clear. It has some mild edge wear and scuffing. Such marks as there are are light. The boards are good-looking and healthy. Within, there is a gift inscription (not from the author) on the title page. The contents are clean, clear, contented, certain, confident. fk View more info

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Dusklands

By: Coetzee, J M

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Ravan Press, Johannesburg: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bxbw


134 pages (complete). A benign copy. Photocopied dustjacket (in good condition) supplied. The boards have some wear and scuffing. The boards are healthy. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, bright, certain, congenial. fk View more info

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Waiting for the Barbarians

By: Coetzee, J M

Price: $261.25

Publisher: Ravan Press, Johannesburg: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12ja


156 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this extraordinarily powerful, austere novel. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing. The spine has been sunned. The boards are simple, assured, sound. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The paper-trims are a little foxed and marked from storage. The contents though, are mild mannered. There are very occasional marks about the edges from storage. In general, and by far, the pages are clean, clear, healthy, assured,... View more info

The Power of One

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 99ly


506 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Bryce Courtenay on the title page. A pleasing copy. The dustjacket has scuffing (the titling is worn), wear about the edges and corners from shelving. It is otherwise healthy, sound and secure. The boards are hale and sturdy. The contents are agreeable. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author) and a previous owner label. The papertrims are very lightly tanned from shelving. The contents are very t... View more info

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The Life of Riley

By: Cronin, Anthony

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzbt


222 pages (complete). A most gratifying copy of this acute, funny and poignant novel. This copy is in unusually smart and healthy condition. The dustjacket is placid, sure and secure with only minimal storage wear. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are in very condition throughout. The pages are very clean and clear, confident and sure, as if barely used. fk View more info

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My Cousin Rachel

By: du Maurier, Daphne

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cgwp


352 pages (complete). A placid copy of one of du Maurier's most popular novels. The dustjacket is in Gollancz's distinctive yellow. The dj is worn, scuffed, marked all about from storage, handling. It is secure. The boards are a little dusty and marked from storage. There is shelving wear and scuffing. They are steady. The contents are agreeably comfortable. They are clean, clear, content, certain, companionable. fk View more info

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Who Once Eats Out Of The Tin Bowl

By: Fallada, Hans ; Sutton, Eric (trans)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Putnam, London: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: brnj


568 pages (complete). First edition of the first English translation of 'Wir Einmal Aus Dem Blechnapf Frisst' (the translation was published in the same year as the novel was published in Germany). This novel of a petty criminal who finds it difficult to reintegrate into society after a spell in prison closely resembles Fallada's experience (when he was imprisoned for fraud and theft due to his drug addictions). The book too, closely details the way of life in Germany... View more info

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The Soul of Malaya

By: Fauconnier, Henri ; Sutton, Eric (trans)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, London: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwzv


247 pages (complete). An assured copy. Translation of 'Malaisie' which had won the Prix Goncort. The boards are much worn all about from storage. There is some marking and much scuffing. The contents are most gratifying. The pages are fresh, clean, youthful, clear, healthy, tight, energetic. fk View more info

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Falling Through the Night

By: Fedoroff, Alexander

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Arthur Barker Limited, London: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwaz


302 pages (complete). A tidy, placid copy. The dustjacket is healthy and sure. It has some mild wear about the edges and seams. The spine is tanned. The boards are tidy and neat. Within, the pages are most satisfying. This hard-hitting story, even unsettling story of pride, confusions, attitudes and consequences, is found on these clean, clear, comfortable, certain pages. A most satisfying book. fk View more info

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This Other Eden

By: Gaskin, Catherine

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Collins, London: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bvkq


320 pages (complete). First UK edition of the great Catherine Gaskin's first novel. The dustjacket has wear, tear and creasing. There is some scuffing and rubbing. Nonetheless, the dj is comfortable and secure. The boards have handling and shelving wear about the edges and spine. They are amiable and comfortable. Within, the contents are most satisfactory. They are very clean, clear, congenial, certain, generous. fk View more info

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Red On the Door

By: Goff, Martyn

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Putnam, London: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzbk


223 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, marks and some shelving wear. It is secure and placid. The boards are tidy. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, confident, certain. As if new! fk View more info

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Take My Life

By: Graham, Winston

Price: $114.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38ja


191 pages (complete). A placid copy of this first edition of the novel that was Winston Graham's first financial success (as it was taken up by Rank and made into a movie). The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, handling marks. The spine has wear to head and foot. It is sure and comfortable. The boards are simple, healthy, neat. The contents are pleasing. The front pastedown has a previous owner signature. There is some very occasional foxing from storage. In general,... View more info

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The Tin Drum

By: Grass, Günther ; Manheim, Ralph (trans)

Price: $114.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 85hw


592 pages (complete). First UK English translation. A rare copy in excellent condition. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj itself is tidy and healthy. It has some mild wear and scuffing, tanning about the shelving edges. It is otherwise sure, secure and comfortable. The price is not snipped (30s.net). The boards have barely any wear at all. What there is may be found at the foot and head of the spine. The contents are in most pleasing ... View more info

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I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans born BC 10 murdered and deified AD 54

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Arthur Barker, London: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cegf


494 pages (complete). A well-weathered copy of this first edition of Graves' extraordinary novel. Supplied with a facsimile jacket. The boards are much worn and scuffed and marked from storage. They are passive and benign. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, most confident and certain, assured and amenable, fresh and favourable. fk View more info