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ISHIGURO, Kazuo. The Unconsoled. Canada. Alfred A. Knopf, [1995]. First Canadian edition. 8vo. 535pp, [1]. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in white, pictorial dustwrapper. Priceclipped, else a fine copy. Signed by the author to title page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21460
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World. London. Faber and Faber, 1986. First edition, second issue. 8vo. 206pp. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light damp-staining to head of dustwrapper, else clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21461
NAUGHTON, Bill. Alfie. [London]. Macgibbon & Kee, [1966]. First edition. 8vo. 208pp. Original publisher's purple cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to dustwrapper, a trifle dusty. A near fine copy. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20965
JOYCE, James. Two tales of shem and shaun: fragments from work in progress. London. Faber and Faber, [1932]. First English edition. 8vo. 45pp, [1]. Original publisher's powder blue paper boards, lettered in dark blue, printed orange paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper priceclipped, rubbed, marked, and chipped, naive orange paper repairs to verso at head and foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21483
SMITH, Stevie. Mother, what is man?. [London]. Jonathan Cape, 1942. First edition. 8vo. 80pp. With numerous line-drawings by the author in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle marked, lightly rubbed, some chipping/loss to edges and head and foot of spine panel. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21471
SITWELL, Osbert. Selected poems old and new. London. Duckworth, [1943]. First edition. 8vo. 163pp, [1]. Original publisher's orange cloth, lettered in red, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'For Peggy with affection from Osbert. Nov. 15. 1943'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21470
BURNS, Robert. Poems, chiefly in the scottish dialect. Kilmarnock [i.e. Toronto]. Printed by John Wilson [i.e. Printed by James McKie for J. Campbell], 1786 [i.e. 1870] 8vo. 240pp. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. Extremities marked and lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by James Mckie to verso of title page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13780
BOOTHBY, Guy. Doctor Nikola. London. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1896]. First edition. 8vo. viii, 322pp, [4]. With a black and white frontispiece, 21 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text by Stanley L. Wood, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, illustrated colour inlays bordered in gilt to upper board and spine. Rubbed, and lightly marked, spine sunned. Endpapers browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 16929
VIRGIL. DRYDEN, John. The works of Virgil, translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden. London. Printed for James Swan...For Vernor and Hood et al., 1803. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. In three volumes. [32], xlii, 223, [1], [4], cxvi, 260; [4], 326pp, [4]. With 15 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed to spines, a trifle sunned and soiled. Marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp set. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12200
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. London. Bradbury and Evans, [1865]. First edition. 8vo. In original 12 monthly parts. With 24 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech and Halbot Knight Browne. Original publisher's brick-red pictorial wrappers, housed in recent custom red morocco pull-off case by W. Root & Son of London. Case a trifle rubbed, with bookplates of Samuel Henry Austin and Lucius Wilmerding. Very slight chipping to spines, upper panel of part I detached from text-block. Internally clean ... More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 10191
LEE, Nat[haniel]. Lucius junius brutus; father of his country. A tragedy. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1681. First edition. Quarto. [8], 72pp, [1]. With a final epilogue leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later paper repairs to margins and verso of title page, and lower margins of leaves A4 and I1, pen-trials to p.[8] and fore-edge of p.2, paper flaw to p.5 - with very slight loss of sense, spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20338
GREENE, Graham. Yes and No and For Whom the Bell Chimes. London. The Bodley Head, [1983]. Limited edition. 8vo. Signed limited edition, number 109 of 750 copies printed. [2], 91pp, [1]. Origianl publishers olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, original acetate dustwrapper. Very minor shelfwear. Internally immaculate. A fine copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17058
CONRAD, Joseph. Last essays. London & Toronto. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1926. First edition. 8vo. xvii, [1], 253pp, [1]. With a frontispiece: 'A facsimile of the last page written by Conrad'. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, dustwrapper sunned and spotted, some loss to foot of spine panel. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 18286
GREENE, Graham. The end of the affair. London. William Heinemann Ltd., 1951. First edition. 8vo. [6], 237pp, [1]. Original publisher's grey boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, dustwrapper toned and spotted, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Inked initials to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17062