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Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ACKROYD, Peter WILDE, Oscar)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, 1983, ISBN:0241109647:

Seller ID: 63372


ACKROYD, Peter. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. L: Hamish Hamilton, (1983). First Printing. Pp. 185. 8vo, green cloth, gilt titles to spine. A fictionalization of Oscar Wilde's last years, living in Paris, in poverty and isolation. Vg in dj. 30.00 View more info

Case of the Stolen Bridegroom. Canadian Collins White Circle paperback.

By: ADAMS, Herbert. Collins White Circle Pocket Edition, 279.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1946,:

Seller ID: 105115


ADAMS, Herbert. The Case of the Stolen Bridegroom. [Front cover adds: "Murder on a Honeymoon"]. Toronto: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., (1946). First thus printing. A White Circle Pocket Edition. Pp. (6),7-192. Small 8vo, illustrated black and blue card covers with yellow and black lettering to front cover, yellow and black lettering to red spine, all edges dyed red. Mass market paperback. Collins White Circle Pocket Edition number 279. "When on his wedding night Matt Pender, popular night club violinist, disappeared, hisdistracted bride sought the assistance of her old friend Roger ... View more info

Maia. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ADAMS, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1984,:

Seller ID: 20217


ADAMS, Richard. Maia. (L.: 1984). Vg-ine in dj. 20.00 View more info

Unbroken Web. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: ADAMS, Richard Gilbert, Yvonne Campbell, Jennifer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crown, 1980,:

Seller ID: 16477


ADAMS, Richard. The Unbroken Web : Stories and Fables. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert. Black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. N.Y.: Crown Publishers, (1980). This is the US edition of The Iron Wolf and Other Stories.Fine in price-clipped dj. 25.00 View more info

Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. First Illustrated Edition.

By: AINSWORTH, William Harrison. JOHANNOT, Tony. CRUIKSHANK, George. DELAMOTTE, W. Alfred.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Henry Colburn, Publisher, London, 1843,:

Seller ID: 103037


AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot. With designs on wood, by W. Alfred Delamotte. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, MDCCCXLIII [1843]. FirstIllustrated Edition. Pp. (8),[iii]-x,(2),[1]-324,(4), frontispiece, + 18 l eaves of plates, illustrated title page, with original red cloth boards andspine sewn into the binding. With several wood engravings to text. 8vo, re bound in half red morocco, with marbled boards, marbled cloth-covered endpapers, gilt tooled bands to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands,... View more info

Girl Guide Captain in India

By: ALDIS, Janet

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine, London , 0,:

Seller ID: 91186


ALDIS, Janet. A Girl Guide Captain in India. Illustrated with photographs by the author and drawings by C. Ambler. London : The Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine Office, n.d. []. Pp [1]-252,(2), frontis + 8 plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. A novel about Girl Guides in India. Contents : 1, Strange Girl Guides. 2. The Little House on a Mountain-Top. 3. A Wild Tribe on the Mountains. 4. In Search of a Camping-Place. 5. Shandy. 6. We Go to Camp. 7. A Mountain Climb. 8. Our First Camp Stew. 9. Camp Duties. 10. A lame Crow and a Baby Jackal. 11. A Day of Small Dis... View more info

Complete Richard Allen, Volume Two : Skinhead Girls, Sorts, and Knuckle Girls. 1st pr.

By: ALLEN, Richard MOFFAT, James)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: S.T. Publishing, Argyll, 1993, ISBN:0951849751:

Seller ID: 75656


ALLEN, Richard. The Complete Richard Allen, Volume Two : Skinhead Girls, Sorts, and Knuckle Girls . (Argyll, Scotland: S.T. Publishing, 1993). First Printing. Pp. [1]-288. 8vo, illustrated pale card covers with white spine. An omnibus of three short pulp punk/skinhead-scene novels by Canadian-Australian James Moffat (written under pseudonym). The works under the Richard Allen moniker were among the most popular in this niche. Slight spine roll, else vg. 50.00 View more info

She Shall Have Murder.

By: AMES, Delano

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1953,:

Seller ID: 87561


AMES, Delano. She Shall Have Murder. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1953).Reset Edition. Pp [1]-191,(1). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “The first adventure of Dagobert Brown and Jane.” A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples, Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counterparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Lightly rubbed, name... View more info

Difficulties with Girls. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, 1989,:

Seller ID: 13857


AMIS, Kingsley. Difficulties with Girls. New York : (1989). Very good in dustjacket. 15.00 View more info

Biographer's Moustache. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Flamingo, London, 1995, ISBN:0002253305:

Seller ID: 24446


AMIS, Kingsley. The Biographer's Moustache. (London) : Flamingo, (1995). First Printing. Pp 282. 8vo, blue cloth. "Deliciously wicked and delightfullymischievous, The Biographer`s Moustache mercilessly exposes a literary wor ld of pretension and vanity while poignantly revealing the potential for love across the social divide.". "Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, gets commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist, Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforeseen difficulties. Fane, an unashamed snob, has many pet hates, includ... View more info

Jake's Thing. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1978, ISBN:0091343909:

Seller ID: 335


AMIS, Kingsley. Jake's Thing. London : Hutchinson, (1978). First UK Printing. Pp 284. 8vo, blue cloth. "Kingsley Amis at his spikiest and best takes ashrewd look at the crankier fringes of psychotherapy, at its hard-ware and jargon, its practitioners and victims and - beyond all that - at where sex , Seventies style has landed us." Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00 View more info

One Fat Englishman. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1963,:

Seller ID: 940


AMIS, Kingsley. One Fat Englishman. London : Victor Gollancz, 1963. Pp. 192. 8vo, red cloth. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist II: A20. "Roger Micheldene, an English publisher, is on the loose in the U.S. He spends an Octoberweek shuttling between New York and Budweiser College in Pennsylvania. Thi s exercises all his British appetites.snobbery, gluttony, anger, sloth and lust. But Amis roasts Americans as well and serves us familiar dishes, though in a piquant sauce: the precocious undergraduate author of a far-out novel, an earnest young priest, and an alcoholic literary agents nymphoman... View more info

Alteration, The. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cape, London, 1976,:

Seller ID: 6029


AMIS, Kingsley. The Alteration. London : Jonathan Cape, (1976). First Printing. Pp 208. 8vo, green cloth. Winner of the 1977 John W. Campbell MemorialAward for Best Science Fiction Novel "It is 1976, but things are not the s ame. Due to a slight alteration in history involving Catherine of Aragon, Martin Luther, Thomas More and others, a Holy Victory was won in an event called the War of the English Succession, and today England, like most of theworld, is virtually ruled by a Machiavellian Pope who hails from Yorkshire ." Name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 50.00 View more info

Old Devils. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Summit, New York, 1987,:

Seller ID: 3396


AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils : A Novel. New York : Summit, (1987). First Printing. Pp (8), 294, (2). 8vo, purple cloth spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of is... View more info

Green Man. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1969,:

Seller ID: 9657


AMIS, Kingsley. The Green Man. London : Jonathan Cape, (1969). First Edition. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A31. Fine in dustjacket. 50.00 View more info

That Uncertain Feeling. First Edition

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 6073


AMIS, Kingsley. That Uncertain Feeling. London : Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1955. First Edition. Pp. 254. 8vo, red cloth. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A6. Some very light fading to spine, a few specks to rear cover boards slightly rubbed, previous owner's name inked to flyleaf, else very good. 35.00 View more info

Old Devils. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1986, ISBN:0091637902:

Seller ID: 7172


AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils. London : Hutchinsion, (1986). First Edition. Pp. 294. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional WelshmanAlun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of isola... View more info

Ending Up. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1974, ISBN:0151287961:

Seller ID: 6751


AMIS, Kingsley. Ending Up. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1974). First US Edition. Pp. 176. 8vo, black paper covered boards with gilt initialsto front, brown cloth spine, gilt titles to spine. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A41. Faint foxing to top edge, else very good in dustjacket . 35.00 View more info

Alteration, The. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1977, ISBN:0670115223:

Seller ID: 12497


AMIS, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York : The Viking Press, (1977). First American Edition. Winner of the 1977 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel "The year is 1976, and Stephen III, King of England, has lately died. Mozart's Second Requiem (K.878) is being sung at the Cathedral Basilica of St. George at Coverley (pronounced Cowley) for the laying-to-rest of the monarch. Above choir and orchestra soars the faultless boy soprano voice of Hubert Anvil. It is a once-in-a-century talent. Althoughhe cannot yet know it, today's performance before a brilliant internati... View more info

Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1967,:

Seller ID: 9673


AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. London : Jonathan Cape, (1967). Pp (10),11-57,(1). 8vo, green cloth boards, glit lettering towhite spine. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A27. "Although Kingsle y Amis's reputation has been founded mainly on his novels, his verse was known to a small public some time before 'Lucky Jim' appeared, and since thenhe has been gradually strengthening his position as one of the most consis tently able poets to emerge since the war. These new poems, in their lucidity and their conscientious craftsmanship, belong to the best English tr... View more info