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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Modern Literature
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7th - 10th April 9.30am - 5.30pm. and day of sale from 9am.
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Modern Literature

(217 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


217 lots | 216 with images

April 11, 2014

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

Email: info@bloomsburyauctions.com

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Adams (Douglas) - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy,

Lot 1: Adams (Douglas) - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy,

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Description: Adams (Douglas) - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, ink inscription to endpaper, jacket spine ends and corners a little chipped, short closed tear to head of upper panel, 1979; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, jacket with small chip to head of spine and upper corner, 1980; Life the Universe and Everything, 1982; So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish, jacket price-clipped, 1984, first editions, original boards, dust-jackets, an excellent set, 8vo (4) The first four titles in The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

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Adams (Richard) - Watership Down,

Lot 2: Adams (Richard) - Watership Down,

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Description: Adams (Richard) - Watership Down, first edition, folding map, light marks to endpapers, original cloth, dust-jacket, price-clipped, a near-fine copy, 8vo, 1972.

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Ballard (J.G.) - The Drowned World,

Lot 3: Ballard (J.G.) - The Drowned World,

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Description: Ballard (J.G.) - The Drowned World, first English and first hardback edition , light abrasions to front pastedowns, original boards, a very good copy, dust-jacket, light dust-soiling to upper & lower panel, abraded in places, worn at corners with small split near head of spine, 8vo, Gollancz , 1962.

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Banks (Iain) - The Wasp Factory,

Lot 4: Banks (Iain) - The Wasp Factory,

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Description: Banks (Iain) - The Wasp Factory, 1984; Walking on Glass, 1985, first editions, signed by the author on titles, original boards, dust-jackets, fine copies, 8vo (2)

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Barnes (Julian) - Metroland,

Lot 5: Barnes (Julian) - Metroland,

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Description: Barnes (Julian) - Metroland, jacket price-clipped, 1980; Flaubert's Parrot, double signed by the author on endpaper and title, with original Booker Prize shortlist wrap-around (a little faded and creased at spine), 1984 , first editions, original boards, dust-jackets, fine copies, 8vo (2)

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Moliere L'Avare, Samual Beckett's copy with his ink ownership inscription to...

Lot 6: Moliere L'Avare, Samual Beckett's copy with his ink ownership inscription to...

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Description: Moliere L'Avare, Samual Beckett's copy with his ink ownership inscription to... Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin de) L'Avare , Samual Beckett's copy with his ink ownership inscription to endpaper and his annotations and notes to margins, ink stamp of Fred Hanna Secondhand Books and ink inscription of Daniel Rogers to endpaper, Trinity College Summer Conmmencements Dinner 1956 programme signed by Beckett and other attendees loosely inserted, upper joint a little weak, original cloth-backed boards, a little rubbed and bumped, Paris, Libraire Hachette, 1918. An early example of Beckett's study of French language as well as his growing understanding of one of the most important French playwrights. The notes largely cover translations of difficult words or phrases, although he highlights a particular exchange as being "A favourite trick with M." Beckett was awarded an honorary degree by Trinity College in 1956. Provenance: Beckett likely sold his student books when he had finished them to Fred Hanna's bookshop, where this was purchased some 25 years later by Daniel Rogers. Daniel Rogers attented Trinity College first as a student then a junior lecturer, before moving to Durham University. This copy comes directly from his family.

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Beckett (Samuel) - Waiting for Godot,

Lot 7: Beckett (Samuel) - Waiting for Godot,

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Description: Beckett (Samuel) - Waiting for Godot, first English edition, publisher's note loosely inserted, light browning to endpapers, original cloth, spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, light browning to spine, a few small chips to head and foot, small patch of browning to upper flap, still an excellent copy, 8vo, 1956.

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Beckett (Samuel) - Proust and Three Dialogues,

Lot 8: Beckett (Samuel) - Proust and Three Dialogues,

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Description: Beckett (Samuel) - Proust and Three Dialogues, number 10 of 100 copies signed by the author , original vellum-backed cloth, spine browned, covers mottled, g.e., slip-case, mottled, 8vo, 1965.

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Behan (Brendan) - Borstal Boy,

Lot 9: Behan (Brendan) - Borstal Boy,

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Description: Behan (Brendan) - Borstal Boy, frontispiece, spine ends and corners a little bumped, jacket price-clipped, a little chipped and creased at extremities, with a few small repairs to verso, a little browned at spine and margins, 1958; Confessions of an Irish Rebel, frontispiece, jacket a little rubbed at head and foot, 1965, first editions, original cloth, dust-jackets, 8vo (2)

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Bellow (Saul) - The Victim,

Lot 10: Bellow (Saul) - The Victim,

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Description: Bellow (Saul) - The Victim, spine slightly sunned, jacket by Edward Bawden, spine slightly browned, 1948; Seize the Day, jacket with light creasing to head, 1957, first English editions, original boards, dust-jackets, near-fine copies, 8vo (2)

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Bennet (Alan) - A collection of c.30 works,

Lot 11: Bennet (Alan) - A collection of c.30 works,

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Description: Bennet (Alan) - A collection of c.30 works, most first or first paperback editions, nearly all with signed presentation inscriptions from Alan Bennett to Patrick Garland with miniature self-portraits by Bennett, original boards and dust-jackets or wrappers, 8vo, 1972-2005. Patrick Garland (1935-2013) novelist, poet, editor and director. One of his longest professional relationships was with Bennett, with whom he colalborated for a period of well over 40 years, beginning with Bennett's first stage play Forty Years On in 1968.

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Betjeman (John) - Mount Zion,

Lot 12: Betjeman (John) - Mount Zion,

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Description: Betjeman (John) - Mount Zion, or, In Touch with the Infinite, first edition of the author s first book, signed autograph poem by the author to endpaper , printed in red & blue on blue and pink paper, illustrations, ink ownership inscription of John Gloag to endpaper, T.L.s. from Ray Carter regarding the book in general and this copy in particular loosely inserted, original blue and gold patterned boards with mounted illustration, spine a little rubbed and browned, spine ends and corners a little bumped, but generally a remarkably good copy without any of the usual deterioration to spine, [Edward James], The James Press , [1931]; and a copy of the catalogue of Ray Carter's John Betjeman collection, 8vo (2) John Gloag (1896-1981) English novelist and writer in the fields of architecture and furniture design. He knew Betjeman through a mutual appreciation of architecture; they were co-contributors to the Architectural Review . The poem reads: 'J.Craven Pritchard is giving a little party Not exactly 'lowbrow' & not esactly arty. For us functional folk who like beauty stark And decorate our rooms with it in Belsize Park, To know Craven Pritchard is a pretty good scoop: He's the live wire behind the twentieth century group.' It is recorded as being written from Betjeman to Gloag in Bevis Hillier's book Young Betjeman , Jack Pritchard (1899-1992) was a prominent furniture designer.

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Betjeman (John) - The Death of the University Reader of Spanish,

Lot 13: Betjeman (John) - The Death of the University Reader of Spanish,

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Description: Betjeman (John) - The Death of the University Reader of Spanish, (the late Col. George Alfred Magee Kolkhurst RSVP), autograph manuscript poem with sketch of Colonel Kolkhurst to foot , 3pp., some light spotting, folds some with short closed tears, 323x200mm., [see Peterson N123], n.d. Published posthumously only once ; in Betjemanian 13, 2001-2. This copy presumably for either George Alfred Kolkhorst (the subject of the poem) or Dorothy Trelease (who features in the poem).

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Betjeman (John) - Old Scotch Song,

Lot 14: Betjeman (John) - Old Scotch Song,

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Description: Betjeman (John) - Old Scotch Song, autograph manuscript poem signed "Iain Mac Betjeman", 1p., fold, 177x134mm., [see Peterson N431], n.d. Published posthumously only once; in Betjemanian 13, 2000-01.

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Betjeman (John) - New Bats in Old Belfries,

Lot 15: Betjeman (John) - New Bats in Old Belfries,

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Description: Betjeman (John) - New Bats in Old Belfries, "art lettered & poltergeist " , 1945; Selected Poems, "inscribed by that brilliant fella John Betjeman", 1948; Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide, A.L.s from the author loosely inserted, 1949; Summond by Bells, "see chapter IX for the colonel", foxing, 1960; First and Last Loves, "to darling Colonel Kolkhorst from his loving pupil Toby St.Ruth" , light spotting, 1952; Collected Poems, reprint, with drawing of Colonel Kolkhorst , 1958, all but the last first editions, signed presentation inscriptions from the author , original cloth, all but the last 2 with dust-jackets, some light wear and browning ; and 6 others, a signed Poems in the Porch, 3 cards (2 inscribed), and 2 photographs of the Betjemans and Dorothy Trelease, v.s (12) All but one of the inscriptions are to Dorothy "Dolly" Trelease, house-keeper to George Alfred "Colonel" Kolkhorst.

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Bradbury (Ray) - Fahrenheit 451,

Lot 16: Bradbury (Ray) - Fahrenheit 451,

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Description: Bradbury (Ray) - Fahrenheit 451, first English edition, frontispiece, light scattered spotting, original boards, dust-jacket, spine faded, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little rubbed at extremities, 8vo, 1954.

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[Bradley (Evelyn)],

Lot 17: [Bradley (Evelyn)], "R.R. Ryan". - The Subjugated Beast,

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Description: [Bradley (Evelyn)], "R.R. Ryan". - The Subjugated Beast, first edition, very light browning to endpapers, original cloth, near-fine, first issue dust-jacket priced at 7/6 on spine, spine ends and corners a little chipped, small portion of loss to foot of upper panel, some light creasing to head and foot, but overall an excellent example of a scarce dust-jacket, 8vo, Herbert Jenkins, 1938. A legendary rarity, we have encountered no other copy of the first issue dust-jacket. Evelyn Bradley was a mysterious figure about whom little was known until relatively recently. Though ahead of their time in the horror-thriller genre, his works went largely unappreciated until the 1980s, they are now regarded as classics of thier type and The Subjugated Beast, the story of a scientist who feeds his wife raw meat to test the affect on her mental state, as amongst his most disturbing.

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Bukowski (Charles) - Crucifix in a Deathhand,

Lot 18: Bukowski (Charles) - Crucifix in a Deathhand,

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Description: Bukowski (Charles) - Crucifix in a Deathhand, first edition, limited edition, signed and dated by the author , illustrated with etchings by Noel Rockmore, printed on multi-colored, deckle-edge pages and bound in stiff pictorial wrappers, minor worming to upper panel and lower flap , light rubbing to extremities, 4to, New York, Loujon Press , 1965.

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Burke (Thomas) - Night-Pieces. Eighteen Tales...,

Lot 19: Burke (Thomas) - Night-Pieces. Eighteen Tales...,

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Description: Burke (Thomas) - Night-Pieces. Eighteen Tales..., first edition , original cloth, small stab hole near spine but otherwise very good, dust-jacket, rubbed at corners, slight loss to lower fore-corner of upper panel and foot of spine, 8vo , 1935. Thomas Burke (1886-1945), most famous for his first collection of stories Limehouse Nights , which blended the mysteries of the Orient with working class life in London.

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Byron (Robert) - The Road to Oxiana,

Lot 20: Byron (Robert) - The Road to Oxiana,

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Description: Byron (Robert) - The Road to Oxiana, first edition , 16 photgraphic plates, 5 full-page maps, original blue cloth, a sharp, clean copy, in original dust-jacket, foxing to both panels with very slight loss to corners and a small hole near upper fore-corner of upper panel, spine slightly darkened with slight fraying to spine-ends, sticker mark on inside front flap, but still a very good example of a scarce dust-jacket, 8vo , 1937.

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Camus (Albert) - La Chute,

Lot 21: Camus (Albert) - La Chute,

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Description: Camus (Albert) - La Chute, first edition , one of 225 copies on vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, original printed wrappers, a few minor spots, a very good copy, 8vo, Paris, Gallimard , 1956. A very good copy of one of the classics of French Literature.

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Capote (Truman) - In Cold Blood,

Lot 22: Capote (Truman) - In Cold Blood,

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Description: Capote (Truman) - In Cold Blood, first edition, first printing, frontispiece, original cloth, first state dust-jacket with 1/66 to upper flap and priced at $5.95, light browning to spine, a little rubbed at head and foot, an excellent copy, 8vo, New York, 1965.

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Chatwin (Bruce) - In Patagonia,

Lot 23: Chatwin (Bruce) - In Patagonia,

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Description: Chatwin (Bruce) - In Patagonia, first edition, plates, original boards, dust-jacket, a near-fine copy, 8vo, 1977. Without the usual fading to the spine.

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Chevalier (Tracy) - Girl With a Pearl Earring,

Lot 24: Chevalier (Tracy) - Girl With a Pearl Earring,

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Description: Chevalier (Tracy) - Girl With a Pearl Earring, first edition, original boards, first issue dust-jacket , with misspelled êring', to lower panel, near-fine overall, 8vo, 1999. The very scarce first issue of Tracy Chevallier's breakthrough second novel.

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Christie (Agatha) - The Mystery of the Blue Train,

Lot 25: Christie (Agatha) - The Mystery of the Blue Train,

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Description: Christie (Agatha) - The Mystery of the Blue Train, first edition, very small dent to fore-edge of first 3 leaves, original dark blue cloth blocked & lettered in red, slight lean but overall a very good, tight copy, dust-jacket, skilfully restored particularly to lower panel, foot of spine, and lower section & upper fore-corner of upper panel, resulting in an attractive copy, 8vo , [1928]. The only title among the early Christie first editions undated; includes the first description of St. Mary Mead, later famously home to Miss Marple. Very rare in dust-jacket.

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Christie (Agatha) - Murder on the Orient Express,

Lot 26: Christie (Agatha) - Murder on the Orient Express,

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Description: Christie (Agatha) - Murder on the Orient Express, first edition, 2pp. advertisements, light spotting to margins, original orange cloth lettered in black, spine discoloured, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light sunning to margins, still very good overall, 8vo, 1934.

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Christie (Agatha) - Evil Under the Sun,

Lot 27: Christie (Agatha) - Evil Under the Sun,

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Description: Christie (Agatha) - Evil Under the Sun, first edition, original cloth, spine slightly faded, near-fine otherwise, dust-jacket, spine slightly browned, spines ends and corners a little rubbed and chipped, light indentation mark to upper panel, some light soiling to lower panel, excellent overall, 8vo, 1941.

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Christie (Agatha) - The Body in the Library,

Lot 28: Christie (Agatha) - The Body in the Library,

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Description: Christie (Agatha) - The Body in the Library, first edition, ink inscription to endpaper, original cloth, a few small patches of fading to spine, dust-jacket, spine very slightly browned and with very short closed tear to head, a little rubbed at head and foot, still an excellent example overall, 8vo, 1942. A scarce wartime title.

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Cooper (Susan) - Over Sea, Under Stone,

Lot 29: Cooper (Susan) - Over Sea, Under Stone,

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Description: Cooper (Susan) - Over Sea, Under Stone, first edition, ink ownership inscription, tape marks to endpapers, original boards, dust-jacket, tape marks to upper flap, small chip to head of spine, near-fine otherwise, 8vo, 1965.

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Cornwell (Bernard) - Sharpe's Enemy,

Lot 30: Cornwell (Bernard) - Sharpe's Enemy,

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Description: Cornwell (Bernard) - Sharpe's Enemy, first edition, bookplate signed by the author to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, still near-fine overall, 8vo, 1984.

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Crispin (Edmund) - The Case of the Gilded Fly,

Lot 31: Crispin (Edmund) - The Case of the Gilded Fly,

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Description: Crispin (Edmund) - The Case of the Gilded Fly, first edition, very occasional scattered spotting, original cloth, spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, spine a little discoloured, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a few short closed tears and creases to head and foot, light surface soiling, very good overall, 8vo, 1944.

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Dahl (Roald) - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

Lot 32: Dahl (Roald) - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

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Description: Dahl (Roald) - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, first edition, first issue with 6-line colophon, black & white frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, small mark (a chocolate splash perhaps ) to foot of half-title, original red cloth, small raised area of cloth at spine lettering, a couple of light marks to lower cover, but overall a fine copy, dust-jacket with price $3.95, slightly darkened at edges and spine, worn at head of spine and upper fore-corner of upper panel with slight loss, otherwise very good, 8vo, New York , 1964. The true first edition of this modern classic of children's literature, preceding the first UK edition by three years.

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Davis (Lindsey) - [The Falco Novels],

Lot 33: Davis (Lindsey) - [The Falco Novels],

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Description: Davis (Lindsey) - [The Falco Novels], vol.1-13 and 18,19 only (of 20), first editions, original boards, dust-jackets, vol.1 spine slightly faded, vol.2 a little creased at head, closed tear to head of vol. 8, generally near-fine otherwise, 1989-2009; and the signed limited edition of A Time to Depart, 8vo (16)

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Deighton (Len) - The Ipcress File,

Lot 34: Deighton (Len) - The Ipcress File,

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Description: Deighton (Len) - The Ipcress File, ink ownership inscription, 1962; Horse Under Water, jacket with tape marks to flaps and spine, 1963; Funeral in Berlin, jacket creased at head, 1964; Billion Dollar Brain, jacket rubbed, 1966, first editions , original boards, dust-jackets, the second and last price-clipped, otherwise a good set, 8vo (4) The first 4 of the "Harry Palmer" series.

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Dexter (Colin) - Last Bus to Woodstock,

Lot 35: Dexter (Colin) - Last Bus to Woodstock,

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Description: Dexter (Colin) - Last Bus to Woodstock, first edition, signed by the author on title, usual even browning to text block, original boards, near-fine, dust-jacket, a little rubbed at head and foot, light damp-staining to foot visible at foot of spine and upper panel, short closed tear to upper panel, still an unusually good example, 8vo, 1975. The first Inspector Morse title, scarce in such condition.

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Dexter (Colin) - Last Seen Wearing,

Lot 36: Dexter (Colin) - Last Seen Wearing,

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Description: Dexter (Colin) - Last Seen Wearing, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Christian Gibson Hunter to endpaper, original boards, light fading to head and foot, dust-jacket, light rubbing and creasing to head and foot, near-fine otherwise, 8vo, 1976. Christian Gibson Hunter worked at the Oxford and Cambridge Examination Board and was Colin Dexter's boss. She appears as the secretary Miss Gibson in The Secret of Annexe 3 .

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Dexter (Colin) - Service of all the Dead,

Lot 37: Dexter (Colin) - Service of all the Dead,

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Description: Dexter (Colin) - Service of all the Dead, 1979; The Secret of Annexe 3, light browning to margins, 1986, first editions, original boards, spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jackets, some very light creasing to head and foot, near-fine otherwise ; and the book club edition of Last Seen Wearing, 8vo (3)

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Dick (Philip K.) - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,

Lot 38: Dick (Philip K.) - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,

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Description: Dick (Philip K.) - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, first English and first hardback edition , minor browning to free endpapers, original boards, a fine copy, dust-jacket, slightly rubbed at edges and corners with some light creasing, price on inside front flap scored through in red pen twice, overall a very good example, 8vo, 1969. Famously made into the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner .

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[Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)],

Lot 39: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], "Lewis Carroll" - Alice's Adventures Under Ground,

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Description: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], "Lewis Carroll" - Alice's Adventures Under Ground, first edition , illustrations by the author, original cloth, gilt, g.e., spine a little rubbed and dulled, spine ends and corners a little bumped, some light staining to covers, [Crutch 194], 8vo, London & New York, 1886.

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The Sign of Four, first edition , second issue, this with misprint on p

Lot 40: The Sign of Four, first edition , second issue, this with misprint on p

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Description: The Sign of Four, first edition , second issue, this with misprint on p ( Sir Arthur Conan) The Sign of Four, first edition , second issue, this with misprint on p.56 but 8' complete on contents page, frontispiece by Charles Kerry, some light finger-marking and minor darkening to fore-edges, Rotary blind-stamp on title, otherwise internally very good, recased preserving original endpapers with skilfull reinforcements to hinges, original burgundy cloth with 'Griffith Farran & Cos Standard Library' to foot of spine, lettered in gilt and tooled in black, some light marks to both covers, slight shelf-lean, worn at lower fore-corner tips, but overall an attractive copy, [cf. Green & Gibson A7 a.i.], 8vo, Spencer Blackett , 1890.

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, first separate edition, half-title

Lot 41: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, first separate edition, half-title

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Description: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, first separate edition, half-title ( Sir A rthur Conan) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, first separate edition, half-title, frontispiece and illustrations by Sidney Paget, light spotting, original pictorial cloth, gilt, recased with hinges and spine ends strengthened, a little rubbed and dulled, but in effect still a very good copy, g.e., 1894; and vol.42 of the Strand Magazine, large 8vo (2)

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Mounted spirit photograph signed by Conan Doyle at foot

Lot 42: Mounted spirit photograph signed by Conan Doyle at foot

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Description: Mounted spirit photograph signed by Conan Doyle at foot ( Sir Arthur Conan) Mounted spirit photograph signed by Conan Doyle at foot, image of a young boy seated with the "spirit" of a girl next to him, copyprint mounted on card with "This Photograph was Taken with ONE Exposure only" to foot, some light fading, a little rubbed and bowed, 104x604mm., [c.1900]. Conan Doyle became increasingly interested and vocal about spiritualism, attending lectures in the late 1800s on the subject and by 1917 was giving lectures himself.

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Eliot (T.S.) - The Waste Land,

Lot 43: Eliot (T.S.) - The Waste Land,

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Description: Eliot (T.S.) - The Waste Land, first English edition in book form, [one of circa 460 copies], original blue marbled boards with label with printed title within border of asterisks, spine a little rubbed and browned but without any of the usual loss or chipping, rubbed at extremities, a very good example, [Gallup A66; Woolmer 28], preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, Hogarth Press , 1923.

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Eliot (T.S.) - The Cocktail Party,

Lot 44: Eliot (T.S.) - The Cocktail Party,

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Description: Eliot (T.S.) - The Cocktail Party, first edition, first issue with error on p.29, signed by the author on title and with his own correction and "omit" sign to margin on p.29, original cloth, dust-jacket, slightly browned at spine and margins, a little rubbed at head otherwise excellent, [Gallup A55a], 8vo , 1950.

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Faulks (Sebastian) - Birdsong,

Lot 45: Faulks (Sebastian) - Birdsong,

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Description: Faulks (Sebastian) - Birdsong, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, a little creased at head, near-fine otherwise, 8vo, 1993.

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[Fearn (John Russell)],

Lot 46: [Fearn (John Russell)], "Vargo Statten". - Creature from the Black Lagoon,

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Description: [Fearn (John Russell)], "Vargo Statten". - Creature from the Black Lagoon, first edition , free endpapers partly browned, contemporary owner's name on front free endpaper, original boards, slightly sunned at fore-edges, otherwise very good, dust-jacket, rubbed at edges, some minor chipping, small split near head of spine, spine slightly darkened, 8vo, Dragon Books, [1954]. The scarce hardback first edition of the book of the immensely popular 1954 Universal film, considered a classic of the genre. The author, John Russell Fearn, was a prolific writer of sci-fi, westerns and crime fiction, regularly appearing in the American pulps under a variety of pseudonyms. This book was issued simultaneously in paperback and hardback editions.

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Finney (Jack) - The Body Snatchers,

Lot 47: Finney (Jack) - The Body Snatchers,

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Description: Finney (Jack) - The Body Snatchers, first English and first hardback edition , even browning to margins throughout, original red boards, dust-jacket, rubbed at extremities with some fraying and creasing, small split to one corner, 8vo , 1955. The first hardback edition of the sci-fi novel retitled Invasion of the Body Snatchers for its 1956 & 1978 film incarnations.

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Fleming (Ian) - Casino Royale,

Lot 48: Fleming (Ian) - Casino Royale,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) - Casino Royale, first edition, original boards, near-fine, first issue dust-jacket without the Times review, very short closed tear to foot of lower flap, small chip to foot of lower panel, some light rubbing to head and foot, but overall a near-fine copy , [Gilbert A1a.1], 8vo, 1953. An exceptional copy of Fleming's first book, the novel that introduced the character of James Bond to the world.

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Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die,

Lot 49: Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die, first edition, ink ownership inscription to half-title, original boards, fine, first state dust-jacket, without credit to Kenneth Lewis, very slight darkening to spine, light rubbing to head and foot, but overall a remarkably sharp, near-fine example, [Gilbert A2a1.1] 8vo, 1954.

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Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die,

Lot 50: Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) - Live and Let Die, first edition, publisher's card loosely inserted, light spotting to endpapers, original boards, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light rubbing, near-fine otherwise, second issue dust-jacket with artist s credit directly below blurb and Irish Times review corrected, spine slightly browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped, light browning to lower panel, still an excellent copy, [Gilbert A2a1.3], 8vo, 1954.

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