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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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Piercy, Marge: Vida. A Novel. New York: Summit Books, 1979. First edition. Brown paper-covered boards backed with cream cloth, brown title to spine. Small ink blot to bottom edge, small mark to front paste-down but still very good overall.   Ref: 51660 
£20
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Roslund, [Anders] & Hellström, [Börge]: (Dickson, Kari, trans.:) Three Seconds. London: Quercus, 2010. First English edition. 8vo., pp. 506. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Slight creasing to endcaps but almost fine.   Ref: 51659 
£20
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Sagan, Françoise: (Frenaye, Frances, trans.; Buffet, Bernard, illus.:) Toxique. London: Souvenir Press, 1965. First UK edition. Folio, pp. 72, [i]. Paperback, white card covers printed in black and red. Spine creased and a little toned, odd smudges and spots of foxing to covers, slight separation at front hinge but sound, very good. Loosely inserted, three Dutch newspaper clippings concerning the illustrator Buffet and one French magazine clipping concerning Sagan, all seemingly from the late 1990s. Sagan's (1935-2004) diary of her rehabilitation from morphine addiction. First published in French by René Julliard in 1964.   Ref: 51671 
£40
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Saville, Malcolm: (Prance, Bertram, illus.:) The Neglected Mountain. A Lone Pine Story. London: The Children's Book Club, n.d.(c.1953). 8vo., pp. 248. Green cloth, black title to spine, illustrated endpapers. Tiny dent to front board, head of spine a little faded, very good. Published by The Children's Book Club (a Foyles book club) in association with George Newnes.   Ref: 51658 
£25
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