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Life with Sonia : or That's not how things happen to me.. First British Edition in dustjacket.

By: DANINOS, Pierre HOPKINS, Gerard (trans.) CHARMOZ, Jacques

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1958,:

Seller ID: 5848


DANINOS, Pierre. Life with Sonia : or That's not how things happen to me. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins, with drawings by Jacques Charmoz. London : Jonathan Cape, (1958). First UK Edition. Pp. 221. 8vo, red cloth, black titles to front and spine. Very good in rubbed, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Undoubted Deed. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DAVEY, Jocelyn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1956,:

Seller ID: 28131


DAVEY, Jocelyn. The Undoubted Deed. London : Chatto & Windus, 1956. Pp 253.8vo, maroon cloth. First Edition of Author's First Book. Very good in very good but torn dustjacket (a one inch by two inch tear to lower spine). 30. 00 View more info

I Knew Daisy Smuten. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DAVIES, Hunter, (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1970,:

Seller ID: 302

ISBN: 0297000845


DAVIES, Hunter, (ed.) I Knew Daisy Smuten. [story by 17 writers]. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1970). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-280. 8vo, olive-brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Edward Hunter Davies, OBE (b. January 7, 1936, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland). Novel written by "The Seventeen," all London journalists who contributed one chapter each. Contributions by Alan Brien, Jilly Cooper, George Darby, Lesley Garner, Godfrey Hodgson, Phillip Knightly, Irma Kurtz, Magnus Linklater, Doanld McCormick, Michael Moynihan, Philip Norman, Philip Oakes,... View more info

Broken Shadows.

By: DAWSON, Richard.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1934,:

Seller ID: 104804


DAWSON, Richard. Broken Shadows. London: Collins, 1934. Pp. (6),7-286,(2). 8vo, blue cloth. "Richard Dawson made an interesting entry into fiction with his recently published first novel, 'Winter Bloom' [...] His new story incontrasts, as the title, 'Broken Shadows', suggests -- a carefully observe d picture of life with all its delicate nuances of light and shade. Sydney Curtis and his wife had in the course of a generation risen in the social scale and achieved a certain standard of middle-class prosperity. They had attained the fancied security of a detached house and grounds, a couple ... View more info

Ding Dong Bell.

By: DE LA MARE, Walter.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Selwyn & Blount , London, 1924,:

Seller ID: 86808


DE LA MARE, Walter. Ding Dong Bell. London : Selwyn & Blount Ltd, (June) MCMXXIV [1924]. Second Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(3),[1]-76,[1]-8 (bookseller's catalogue). 8vo, maroon cloth, printed paper label to spine. See National BookLeague, Walter de la Mare: A Checklist, A53a for the first. A collection o f short stories. Contents : Lichen; 'Benighted'; Winter. Walter John de la Mare (1873-1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. Slightly cocked, spine sunned, rubbed, corners bumped, occasional smudging and light foxing, else very good. 12.00 View more info

Revolt from Bondage. First Edition, hardcover.

By: DEARDEN, Hilda Danvers.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Grayson & Grayson, London, 1935,:

Seller ID: 113974


DEARDEN, Hilda Danvers. Revolt from Bondage. London : Grayson & Grayson, (1935). First Printing. Pp. (10),13-285,(3). 8v,o black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "What is the solution of the situation when the novelty of marriage has disappeared? When the glamour and romance have vanished and only the hard facts remain? Such a problem must have confronted many people and the solutions that have been found must be manifold. Such a situation confronts Henry Deryl and his wife Mary in the early chapters of Miss Dearden's new novel. Henry is a possessive temperamentla he-man, while Mary, wh... View more info

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Expensive Place to Die. First Edition in dustjacket, with docket

By: DEIGHTON, Len

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1967,:

Seller ID: 20987


DEIGHTON, Len. An Expensive Place to Die. London : Jonathan Cape, (1967). First Printing. Pp 254. 8vo, black cloth. Milward-Oliver Len Deighton: An Annotated Bibliography p.32. Vg-fine in very slightly nicked, price-clipped dj. With docket. 100.00 View more info

Spy Story. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: DEIGHTON, Len

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1974, ISBN:0151848386:

Seller ID: 5817


DEIGHTON, Len. Spy Story. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1974). First US Edition. Pp. 224. 8vo, red paper covered boards, black cloth spine, red titles to spine. Milward-Oliver p.38. Vg in dj. 20.00 View more info

Goodbye Mickey Mouse. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DEIGHTON, Len

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1982,:

Seller ID: 11741


DEIGHTON, Len. Goodbye Mickey Mouse. London : Hutchinson, (1982). First Printing. Pp 395. 8vo, red cloth. Milward-Oliver p.43. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00 View more info

Len Deighton : An Annotated Bibliography, 1954-1985. in dj.

By: DEIGHTON, Len) Edward MILWARD-OLIVER MILWARD-OLIVER, Edward SYMONS, Julian, foreword

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sammler Press, Maidstone, Kent, 1985, ISBN:0948368004:

Seller ID: 95249


(DEIGHTON, Len) Edward MILWARD-OLIVER. Len Deighton : An Annotated Bibliography, 1954-1985. With a foreword by Julian Symons. (Maidstone, Kent): The Sammler Press, (1985). Pp. (6),7-64. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. The first thorough bibliography of Deighton's works, with publisher, binding, dustwrapper and proof descriptions, and print-runs for the bulk of his works, as well as a selection of articles, and a partial list of volumes which Deighton edited, or provided a preface or foreword for. With a4,000-word interview. Very good in dust jacket. 35.00 View more info

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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. 1st book edition. 2nd state

By: DICKENS, Charles PHIZ

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, London, 1844,: 1844

Seller ID: 47146


DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London : Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXLIV [1844]. First Book Edition, Second State (with £ on engraved title properly placed). Pp [i]-xiv,(2),[1]-624, frontispiece + engraved title-page, + 38 plates. 8vo, bound in recent quarter green morocco, green cloth boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Half-title page loose, light to moderate foxing to most plates (a couple have condiderable foxing) and preliminary leaves, else a very good, solid copy. 1,500.00 View more info

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Chimes : A Goblin Story, or, Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a NewYear In. First Edition, First State.

By: DICKENS, Charles.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, London, 1845,:

Seller ID: 107695


DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes : A Goblin Story, or, Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXLV. FIRST EDITION, early issue (colon after London on title page; publisher's information in illustrated title page vignette). Pp. (8),[1]-175,(1), frontispiece, illustrated title page. Illustrated. Small 8vo original pressed crimson cloth with gilt decoration and gilt lettering to front board andspine, all edges gilt. Gimbell, A86. Eckel, pp. 116-8. Top two inches of s pine nearly detached (but repairable, with horizontal split just above titl... View more info

Portobello Road : A London Story [originally published as Joy and Josephine]. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

By: DICKENS, Monica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, Toronto, 1948,:

Seller ID: 105975


DICKENS, Monica. Portobello Road. [Dj adds: "A London Story"]. [Originally published under the title "Joy and Josephine"]. Toronto: Michael Joseph, (1948). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),9-400. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to spine. "At one end Portobello Road is anchored by the broad slopes of Chepstow Villas to the respectability of Kensington. But three blocks down the hill the road comes into its own. Stalls and barrows as far as theeye can see: vegetables, fish, buttons and elastic, toys, eels and shrimps , old MOther Trumble's junk, fruit and more vegetables,... View more info

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Sleep And His Brother. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DICKINSON, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1971,: 1971

Seller ID: 26421

ISBN: 0340125861


DICKINSON, Peter. Sleep And His Brother. First Edition. London / Sydney / Auckland / Toronto : Hodder and Stoughton, (1971). First Ediiton. Pp (4),5-190,(2). 8vo [130 x 203 mm], black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed pale egg-shell blue. Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson, OBE, FRSL (b. December 16, 1927, Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia – d. December 16, 2015, Winchester, Hampshire) was an English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories. This is the fourth book in the Jimmy Pibble crime series. "Everybody l... View more info

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Poison Belt : Being an Account of Another Amazing Adventure of Professor Challenger. 1st US no dj

By: DOYLE, A. Conan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, George H. Doran Company, New York, 1913,:

Seller ID: 379


DOYLE, A. Conan. The Poison Belt : Being an Account of Another Amazing Adventure of Professor Challenger. New York : Hodder & Stoughton, George H. Doran Company, (1913). First US. Edition. Pp. 252. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Green & Gibson, A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle A38c. Slightly cocked, owner's name inked to flyleaf, some light edge wear, else very good. 125.00 View more info

Ice Age. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DRABBLE, Margaret

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1977, ISBN:0297773682:

Seller ID: 4289


DRABBLE, Margaret. The Ice Age. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1977). First UK Edition. Pp. 297. 8vo, blue cloth. Very good in dustjacket. 27.50 View more info

Witch of Exmoor. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

By: DRABBLE, Margaret

Price: $18.50

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, 1996,:

Seller ID: 24632


DRABBLE, Margaret. The Witch of Exmoor. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart,(1996). First Canadian Printing. Pp x, 276. 8vo, black paper-covered board s. "Freda Haxby Palmer, author of the feminist classic The Matriarchy of War, was always more popular with her readers than with her own children. Herthree offspring, now married and middle-aged, lead respectable lives, but Freda's behavior has gone from bad to worse. She lives like a hippie in a rundown seaside retreat in Exmoor. Her most recent book, a romance novel based on the life of Queen Christina, was universally panned. Lately, she h... View more info

Constance. 1st in dj.

By: DURRELL, Lawrence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1982,:

Seller ID: 41333


DURRELL, Lawrence. Constance or Solitary Practices: A Novel. (L): Faber andFaber, (1982). First edition. Pp 393. 8vo, blue cloth. Slight dampstaining to upper edges of cloth and dj, top edge dusty, else vg in dj with adhesiv e remains to front. 35.00 View more info

Best of Antrobus. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: DURRELL, Lawrence. BENTLEY, Nicolas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London, 1974, ISBN:0571106161:

Seller ID: 102770


DURRELL, Lawrence. The Best of Antrobus. Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1974). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),7-180. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to s pine. "In consultation with the author we have undertaken the invidious task of choosing the best twenty of his Antrobus stories from the three paperbacks 'Esprit de Corps', 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Sauve Qui Peut' (not to mention a further story which was not chosen). We now present the creme de la creme in a new hard-cover edition, with every story illustrated by Nicol... View more info

Mill on the Floss. 1st US.

By: ELIOT, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1860,:

Seller ID: 74619


ELIOT, George. The Mill on the Floss . New York: Harper and Brothers, 1860.First American Edition. Pp. (2),[i]-vi,[7]-464,(4). 8vo, pebbled brown clo th with gilt lettering to spine. Front inner hinge nearly broken, ffep removed, slightly cocked, front outer hinge nearly worn through, spine blackened with much of lettering worn away, a couple of small marginal dampstains near rear of volume, some foxing, else g. 20.00 View more info