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Horwood, William: Hyddenworld: Spring. London: MacMillan: 2010. Limited edition proof copy, author signed. 8vo., pp. viii, 502. Paperback, green wrappers with gilt emblem to upper wrapper. Upper joint a bit creased, light shelf-wear but still very good. First of the Hyddenworld quartet. Number 105 of a limited edition of 500.   Ref: 49710 
£75
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Houellebecq, Michel: (Wynne, Frank, trans.:) The Elementary Particles. A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. First US edition. 8vo., pp. 263, [i]. Blue paper-covered boards backed in grey cloth, silver-green title to spine, fore-edge uncut. Top edge a little dusty but near fine. First American edition of the author's second work, originally published in 1998 in France as Les Particules Élémentaires and in the UK as Atomised.   Ref: 51653 
£25
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Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. 8vo. (210 x 160mm), pp.[xii], 735, [v]. Clean and bright internally. Original blue paper publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Upper joint wholly split, so upper cover only attached where it folds around the outer edges of the first gathering. A bit cocked, spine worn and chipped with some surface peeling, edges tattered with numerous small closed tears and upper fore-edge fold splitting. There have been at least 18 editions of Ulysses, each with variations in their different impressions. Here we find the eighth printing of the first edition, with the 'type entirely re-set', so de facto the second edition. An uncommon find in its original paper wrappers.   Ref: 51744  show full image..
£1000
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Kerouac, Jack: On the Road. London: Andre Deutsch, 1960. First UK edition, 4th impression. 8vo., pp. [iv], 310. Burgundy textured cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly cocked, a few tiny dents to text block at fore-edge, very good. This UK first edition dust-jacket designed by Len Deighton. First published in the USA by Viking in 1957, based on the revised 1951 manuscript.   Ref: 51714 
£300
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Kundera, Milan: (Heim, Michael Henry, trans.:) The Joke. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 1st edition thus. 8vo., pp.xii, [ii], 267, [i]. Quarter black cloth, tan paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, very good. Previous owner's name, Olmsted, to ffep. First edition of this translation of Kundera's first novel.   Ref: 51552 
£20
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Leckie, Ross: Hannibal; Scipio; Carthage. Edinburgh: Canongate, 1995; 1998; 2000. First editions. 8vo., pp. ix, [i], 245, [i]; xiii, [iii], 332; xi, [i], 209, [i]. Black cloth, gilt titles to spines, illustrated endpapers. Top edges a bit dusty, very good. First edition copies of each book in Leckie's Carthage Trilogy.   Ref: 51652 
£60
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Mackenzie, Compton: Thin Ice. London: Chatto & Windus, 1956. First edition, author signed and inscribed. Bright and clean internally. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Edges faintly foxed, strip of light toning to each endpaper near gutter, very good indeed. Author inscribed, 'To Bruce, on the threshold of years of discretion' and dated September 2 1956. We believe the recipient, 'Bruce', to be Mackenzie's friend and fellow author Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockheart. Both men were former British Intelligence agents, perhaps explaining the 'discretion' mentioned in the inscription.   Ref: 49562 
£275
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Mantel, Hilary: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. London: Viking, 1988. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. 298, [ii]. Margins toned. Black cloth, red title to spine. A few tiny dents, light stain to top edge but still a very good copy. Autographed "Hilary Mantel / May 1988." to f.f.e.p.. Mantel's third published novel, drawing on her experiences living in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s.   Ref: 50000 
£125
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[McCoy, John:] 'The Lord Commissioner', pseud.: A Prophetic Romance: Mars to Earth. Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1896. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], 283, [iii], first and final leaves blank. Some smudgy marks to front endpapers, title-page and pp.14-19; some bookseller's notes pencilled to ffep. Publisher's olive green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board. A little cocked, edges rubbed with endcaps and corners beginning to wear slightly but still a good, sound copy. Printed cardboard pocket from Pony Public Library, Montana to front paste down and their purple inkstamp to ffep. Once home to a thriving mining community, Pony is now a ghost town with only a few hundred residents. A very scarce first edition copy of this early American science-fiction novel, part of the late nineteenth-century surge of utopian and dystopian literature. Seemingly set in the late 20th century and written largely from the perspective of the pseudonymous Lord Commissioner, the novel imagines a restructured America which now includes Canada and Central America. The President is a woman, the Capitol and its congressmen having been blown up by irate citizens. Founded by the progressive journalist B.O. Flower (1858-1918), Arena Publishing Co. produced over 20 such volumes of 'fantastic' fiction during it's short (1890-6) period of operation. The company was notoriously radical, publishing both fiction and non-fiction books related to progressive causes. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, 1368; Kopp, 890. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 57; Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography, 724; Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 192-93; Sargent, British and American   Ref: 51553 
£500
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Murdoch, Iris: The Good Apprentice. London: Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, 1985. 8vo., pp. [vi], 522. Turquoise cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, very slightly toned but a very good copy overall. Murdoch's 22nd novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.   Ref: 51655 
£30
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