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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death Likes It Hot. London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 212. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Patches of staining to fore-edge corners of free endpapers front and rear (possibly from metal clips?) transferring a little to half-title and final leaf, edges lightly toned, good. Small inkstamp of Tyrell's Book Shop, Pacific Highway to front paste-down. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal's Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51550 
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Butler, William: Danish Gambit. London: Peter Owen, 1966. First edition. 8vo., pp. 167, [i]. 8vo., pp. 167, [i]. Edges slightly foxed but clean and bright within. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Tiny mark to front paste-down, near fine.   Ref: 49525 
£25
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Böll, Heinrich: (Vennewitz, Leila, trans.:) The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or: How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. First US edition. 8vo., pp. 140, [iv]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, red and gilt title label to upper board, top edge red, near fine. Originally published in German as Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum, oder: Wie Gevalt Entstehen und Wohin Sie Führen Kann by Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne, 1974.   Ref: 51647 
£20
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Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition copy of Chatwin's second published work.   Ref: 50437 
£30
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Christie, Agatha: Hallowe'en Party. London: published by Collins for The Crime Club, 1969. First edition. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. A little cocked, endpapers very slightly toned but still very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep. Christie's 39th book (including short story collections as well as novels) to feature Hercule Poirot.   Ref: 51549 
£20
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Deaver, Jeffery: Carte Blanche. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 436. Red cloth, red metallic title to spine and 007 logo to upper board., fine. Waterstone's 'Signed by the Author' sticker and very minor smudges to white dustwrapper, near fine. Author's signature to title-page.   Ref: 43290 
£25
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Dibdin, Michael: A Long Finish. London: Faber and Faber, 1998. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [vi], 249, [i]. Red cloth, silver title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, very mildly cocked, very good indeed. Author signature to title-page. Sixth in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49519 
£20
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Dibdin, Michael: Blood Rain. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 284, [ii]. Burgundy cloth, blue title to spine. Headcap creased, near fine. Author signature to title-page. Seventh in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49518 
£20
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Dibdin, Michael: Cosi Fan Tutti. London: Faber and Faber, 1996. First edition, author signed. Very slightly toned towards edges. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Slight creasing to head cap and top two corners, very good indeed. Author signature to title-page. Fifth in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49520 
£20
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Dickens, Charles: (Fildes, S.L. illus.:) The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, bound from parts. 8vo., pp. [viii], 190, [ii] + engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title-page and 12 further plates, as called for. Final leaf blank, bound without the publisher's catalogue and advertisemnts sometimes found at the rear. Some foxing (mostly marginal), slight separation between p.86 and p.87 at gutter but sound. Contemporary half green calf, black gilt title labels to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. A little scuffed, edges rubbed, very good. Ownership inscription dated 1870 to front endpaper, the first name 'Agnes' but the rest illegible. First edition with all internal flaws listed by Smith in his Bibliographical Catalogue (Heritage, 1982). Bound from the six monthly parts issued from April to September of 1870, as evidenced by stab-holes visible to gutter margins. Smith 16   Ref: 51509 
£150
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