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Mr. Standfast. Canadian Edition

By: BUCHAN, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto , 1919,:

Seller ID: 13946


BUCHAN, John. Mr. Standfast. Toronto : Hodder & Stoughton, (1919). CanadianEdition. 8vo, black cloth tape spine and card covers. See Blanchard A46 fo r the London edition. Spine ends chipped, some browning to top margins, else very good. 30.00 View more info

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Novel Now : A Student's Guide to Contemporary Fiction. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BURGESS, Anthony

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London , 1967,:

Seller ID: 9652


BURGESS, Anthony. The Novel Now : A Student's Guide to Contemporary Fiction. London : Faber & Faber, (1967). First Edition. Pp. 224. 8vo, red cloth, gilt titles to spine. "This survey (which is about the novel and the novel only) is not for the well-read reader who needs gaps - as in an otherwise perfect set of teeth - to be filled elegantly, nor for those who hunger aftercriticism in depth; it is for those, especially the young, who are startin g to take the art of the novel seriously and want to organize their readingeconomically." - from the dj. Faint shelf-wear to lower edges, else... View more info

Biographer's Tale. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BYATT, A.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 2000, ISBN:0701169451:

Seller ID: 115091


BYATT, A.S. The Biographer's Tale. London : Chatto & Windus, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-265,(1). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In this witty, Borges-like novel, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G.decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: disconnected typescripts, bones and hus... View more info

Alien Virus. 1st UK in dj.

By: CAILLOU, Alan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Peter Davies, London, 1957,:

Seller ID: 73701


CAILLOU, Alan. Alien Virus . London: Peter Davies, (1957). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-250,(2). 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. The prolific English author's third book, and adventure/espionage novel set in pre-Nasser Cairo. American title is "Cairo Cabal". Faint edge-spotting, else vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 25.00 View more info

Auriga Madness. First Edition in dustjacket

By: CALLISON, Brian

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1980, ISBN:0002220695:

Seller ID: 6992


CALLISON, Brian. The Auriga Madness. London : Collins, 1980. First Printing. Pp (4),5-223,(1). 8vo [135 x 215 mm], blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Brian Richard Callison (b. July 13, 1934, Manchester, England) former Merchant Navy officer and noted author of sea fiction. His tenth book. *'The Auriga was an ordinary ship, making a quite ordinary voyage across the NorthSea from Helsinki to the Firth of Forth. The crew was quite ordinary too. Oh, Assistant Steward Baird and Seaman Grainger were on the hot-headed side; Chief Cook Holmquist did seem eccentric to some; and Seaman Guy was extrav... View more info

Panthers' Moon

By: CANNING, Victor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1952,:

Seller ID: 87536


CANNING, Victor. Panthers' Moon. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1952). Reset Edition. Pp [1]-191,(1). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “A thriller of the first order in which Victor Canning introduces a pair of panthers, some secret records and an exciting hunt in a Swiss valley.” - Daily Telegraph. Victor Canning (1911-1986) was a prolific writer of novels and thrillers who flourished in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Nicked, namestamp, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Mr. Finchley Discovers His England.

By: CANNING, Victor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1954,:

Seller ID: 87534


CANNING, Victor. Mr. Finchley Discovers His England. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1954). Reset Edition. Pp [1]-[256]. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “Mr. Finchley's first holiday in ten years was to be a quiet affair at Margate. But fate had other, extraordinary plans for him, and really it was a most strenuous holiday and far more interesting than Margate could ever be.” Victor Canning (1911-1986) was a prolific writer of novels and thrillers who flourished in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Spine lightly browned and nicked, namestamp, else very good. 20.0... View more info

Daughters in Law. 1st UK in dj

By: CECIL, Henry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1961,:

Seller ID: 22781


CECIL, Henry. Daughters in Law. L.: Michael Joseph, (1961). First Printing.Pp 206. Name, else vg in vg dj. 40.00 View more info

Alibi for a Judge. 1st UK in dj

By: CECIL, Henry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 38013


CECIL, Henry. Alibi for a Judge. L.: Michael Joseph, (1960). First Printing. Pp 206. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in vg, bright dj (short closed tear to front panel). 40.00 View more info

Daughters in Law. 1st UK in dj

By: CECIL, Henry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1961,:

Seller ID: 38012


CECIL, Henry. Daughters in Law. L.: Michael Joseph, (1961). First Printing.Pp 206. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in vg, bright dj (nicks to lower edge an d one-inch closed tear to front panel). 50.00 View more info

Sober as a Judge. 1st UK no dj

By: CECIL, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, 1958,:

Seller ID: 70377


CECIL, Henry. Sober as a Judge. L.: Michael Joseph, (1958). First Printing.Ppm 205. 8vo, black cloth. Rubbed, else vg. 15.00 View more info

Not Such an Ass. 1st UK in dj.

By: CECIL, Henry DEVLIN, Lord Justice, foreword

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, 1961,:

Seller ID: 70372


CECIL, Henry. Not Such an Ass. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Lord JusticeDevlin. L.: Hutchinson, (1961). First Printing. Pp 208. 8vo, black cloth. Covers bowed, else vg in a slightly browned dj. 25.00 View more info

Saint vs. Scotland Yard. 1st US. as is.

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Crime Club / Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1932,:

Seller ID: 73144


CHARTERIS, Leslie. The Saint vs. Scotland Yard . Garden City, NY: publishedfor The Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran and Company, inc., (1932). F irst American Edition. Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-304,(2). 8vo, black cloth with black-lettered red title blocks to front and spine. The English title of this Saint novel is "The Holy Terror". Cocked, rear board nearly detached (sizeable split to rear hinge), inner hinges cracked, ffep gone, faint teastain andtwo small white spots to front board, some light soiling to rear board, a couple of small horizontal "bump-creases" to boards, interal... View more info

Saint in New York. First Edition.

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1935,:

Seller ID: 38366


CHARTERIS, Leslie. The Saint in New York. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1935). First Printing. Pp. (8),11-320,(2),(8) of ads at rear. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Simon Templar versus the New York mob. Slighty cocked, flyleaf removed, front inner hinge tender, glue stains to front pastedown, a couple of inked underlining marks to title list and ads pages, else good. 35.00 View more info

On The Black Hill. 1st US in dj.

By: CHATWIN, Bruce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Viking Press, 1982,:

Seller ID: 40720


CHATWIN, Bruce. On The Black Hill. NY: The Viking Press, (1982). First US edition. Pp 248. 8vo, black spine with grey boards. Top edge slightly dusty,else vg in slightly rubbed dj. 35.00 View more info

Sleeping Murder. 1st UK in dj

By: CHRISTIE, Agatha

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Collins Crime Club, 1976,:

Seller ID: 21424


CHRISTIE, Agatha. Sleeping Murder : Miss Marple's Last Cases. L.: Collins Crime Club, (1976). First Printing. Pp 224. 8vo, black cloth. Vg in price-clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

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Mystery of the Blue Train

By: CHRISTIE, Agatha

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928,:

Seller ID: 64224


CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Mystery of the Blue Train. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928. Pp. 306. 8vo, blue cloth with inblind illustration of a train to the front, orange titles to front and spine. Three inch split to the cloth ofthe rear outside hinge, spine ends chipped with the beginning of some fray ing, front corners bumped, front hinge cracked, lacking ffep, owner's name inked to first blank, three short ink strokes to the lower fore-edge. 65.00 View more info

Long Winter. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: CHRISTOPHER, John. YOUD, Samuel].

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New york, 1962,:

Seller ID: 108560


CHRISTOPHER, John. The Long Winter. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1962). First US Printing. Pp. (6),7-253,(3). 8vo, black cloth spine, decorated green paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed green. Published in the UK under the title "The World of Winter". Dust jacket adds: "A new Ice Age is the spur that drives a small group of Englishment to join the European exodus to the warm lands of Africa; and to face there a reversal of the old roles of Black and White." Samuel Youd (born Christopher Samuel Youd, on 16 April 1922) is a British science fiction aut... View more info

Captain Thomas Johnstone 1772-1839 : Smuggler's Reach.

By: CLEUGH, James Rogues Gallery No.02

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Andrew Melrose, London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 16710


CLEUGH, James. Captain Thomas Johnstone 1772-1839 : Smuggler's Reach. London : Andrew Melrose, (1955). First Printing. Pp 318. Illustrated. 8vo, greencloth. Number Two in The Rogues Gallery series. An historical novel. Very good. 27.50 View more info

Bending of a Twig. new ed.

By: COKE, Desmond BROCK, H.M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1919,:

Seller ID: 76648


COKE, Desmond. The Bending of a Twig. With illustrations in colour by H.M. Brock. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, (1919). New edition, re-written and enlarged. Pp. [i]-x,11-350,(2), colour frontis., + 5 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated brown cloth with red lettering to front and black lettering to spine. Plates include: "The Bumping Races", "A First Visit to the Baths", "The 'Brew' in Number Ten", "Marsh Wins the Nickname of 'Don Quixote'", "Old Boy v. New Boy", "An Early Skirmish". Silverfishing to front boar... View more info