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Arden, John: Silence Among the Weapons. Some Events at the Time of the Failure of a Republic. London: Methuen, 1982. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 343, [i]. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine. Toned, slight separation between title and half-title pages, still very good. Dust-jacket a little faded at spine, slight shelf wear, very good. Shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize but lost out to Schindler’s Ark.   Ref: 51642 
£20
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Bainbridge, Beryl: The Bottle Factory Outing. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp.179, [i]. Very slight paper flaw to edge of lower margin pp.7-12 not affecting text, otherwise clean and bright within. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit creased, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. Dust-jacket verso lightly toned, very slight shelf-wear, very good. First edition of Bainbridge’s fifth novel, shortlisted for Booker Prize and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize.   Ref: 49540 
£30
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Banks, Iain M.: Look to Windward. London: Orbit, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 357, [i]. Internally clean. Black cloth, bronze title to spine. Vague creasing to tailcap, very good overall. Dust-jacket very slightly creased and top edge with a few faint dusty marks to verso (not outwardly visible). Sixth of the Culture novels.   Ref: 51479 
£20
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Banks, Iain: The Bridge. London: Macmillan, 1986. First edition, signed by the author. 8vo., pp. [x], 259, [i]. Very slightly toned towards page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very vague crease to headcap but very good overall. Dust-jacket fractionally creased at edges, very good indeed. Autographed to title-page. When interviewed by SFX Magazine in 1994 The Bridge was Banks’ favourite of his novels, as well the one he thought to be technically the best. "Definitely the intellectual of the family, it's the one that went away to University and got a first. I think The Bridge is the best of my books."(‘The Books of Iain Banks - and Iain M. Banks’)   Ref: 51373 
£175
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Barker, Pat: Life Class. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 248, [ii]. Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Near fine. A little shelf-wear to dust-jacket, tail of spine a little rubbed but still very good.   Ref: 50457 
£25
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Blake, Nicholas, pseud. [Day-Lewis, Cecil]: The Private Wound. London: published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. 223, [i]. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, top edge dusty, endpapers lightly split at inner hinges but absolutely sound, very good. Dust-jacket a bit toned, spine faded, 10mm tear to top edge but still very good. The last novel Day-Lewis published using his Nicholas Blake pseudonym.   Ref: 49533 
£20
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Block, Lawrence: Hit List. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 296. Quarter black cloth, black boards, red-lettered spine. Top edge dusty but still a very good copy indeed. Dust-jacket a little shelf-worn, a few marks, very good. Author signed to title-page. The second of Block's five works featuring the hitman Keller.   Ref: 50459 
£20
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Borges, Jorge Luis: (di Giovanni, Norman Thomas, trans.:) A Universal History of Infamy. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1972. 1st US edition. 8vo., pp.146. Quarter black cloth with red cloth boards, gilt title to spine, black endpapers. Top edge a little dusty, very good. Dust-jacket shelf-worn, slightly tattered at edge but still very good overall. First US edition, and therefore the first edition in English, preceeding the UK edition by a year.   Ref: 51551 
£25
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Botton, Alain de: How Proust Can Change Your Life. London: Picador, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 215, [iii]. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. Dust-jacket lightly shelf worn but very good overall. Contemporary newspaper review loosely inserted.   Ref: 51645 
£20
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death in the Fifth Position; Death Before Bedtime; Death Likes it Hot. London: Heinemann, 1979. 3 vols. 8vo., pp.150; 161, [i]; 151, [i]. Orange, green and red cloth respectively, black titles to spines. Some endcaps a little creased, top edges dusty, very good overall. A little light shelf wear to dust-jackets, some edges a bit creased but again very good overall. 1979 reissues of the 1952-4 UK first editions. 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: 51643 
£75
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