Our current selection of Modern First edition titles.

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"STADIS PLACE" by Cecily Pile. 2004.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by The Book Guild, Ltd, Sussex in 2004. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx.

An exciting thriller set in England in 1600.

257 pages.

Condition:  Fine in Fine dustcover. Binding tight.


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"BEAR ISLAND" by Alistair Maclean. 1971.

Hardcover First Edition in green/blue hardcover with original dustcover, published by Collins, London in 1971. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

Excellent thriller from the pen of one of the original greats.

286 pages.

Condition:  Fine in Very Good dustcover. Dustcover has just very light fading and a couple of very minor marks. Hardcover very good. Internal pages fine. No inscriptions. Binding tight.

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"GOODBYE CALIFORNIA" by Alistair Maclean. First. 1977.

Hardcover First Edition in brown hardcover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1977. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

Classic thriller centred around a conspiracy to trigger a massive earthquake in California.

318 pages.

Condition:  Fine in Very Good dustcover. Dustcover has just slight rubbing and a small close tear to the top of the right front cover. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"XPD" by Len Deighton. First. 1981.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson, London in 1981. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

Classic espionage fiction from one of the masters of the genre.

397 pages.

Condition:  Fine in fine dustcover. Just some slight yellowing of pages. Dustcover in plastic protective slip. Binding tight.

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"WARP SPEED"  Travis S. Taylor.  2004.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Baen, New York in 2004. Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx. 

"Lightning-paced science fiction adventure built upon authentic science in the grand tradition of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and E. E. "Doc" Smith."

285 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has slight rubbing/wear and marking to inner surfaces.  Some wear/rubbing/marking to hardcovers. Internal pages good with just slight yellowing and a very minor ripple. Binding tight.

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"THE AXE OF WANDSBEK"  by Arnold Zweig.  1948.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Hutchinson International Authors, Ltd, London in 1948. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15cm approx. 

Set in Hamburg during WWII, this novel tells the story of a butcher who acts as a deputy executioner for four men and of the consequences of the act on his life and that of his wife. By the author of "The Case of Sergeant Grischa", "Claudia" and others. Tranlsated from the German by Eric Sutton.

389 pages. 

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover is tatty with a fair bit of chipping, numerous small tears to the edges a couple of larger tears and heavy rubbing/marking/fading. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages good with slight yellowing and some foxing to preliminary pages. Binding tight.

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"PARADISE PLACE"  by Warwick Deeping.  1949.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Cassell & Company, Ltd, London in 1949. Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

Novel from the prolific author of "The Malice of Men", "Sackcloth into Silk", "Love Among the Ruins" and numerous other titles.

227 pages. 

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover is a bit tatty with a fair bit of chipping and some small tears to the edges. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"DANIEL MARTIN"  by John Fowles.  1977.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1977. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

"..the richly evoked narrative of a contemporary Englishman's attempt to see himself and his time in the mirrors of his past and his present." By the author of "The French Lieutenant's Woman", "The Magus", etc.

704 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"WISE WOMAN'S TELLING - Book One in the Sequence Daughter of Tintagel"  by Fay Sampson.  1990.

Hardcover Second Edition in blue hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Headline, London in 1990. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx.

First in the "Daughter of Tintagel" sequence set in the Cornwall of Saxon times.

229 pages.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE DEATH OF THE KING'S CANARY"  by Dylan Thomas and John Davenport.  1976.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson, London in 1976. Dimensions: 22cm x 14cm approx. 

A rather difficult to classify book which was written by Thomas and Davenport but only published after the death of Thomas.  Part detective story, part literary satire and part surrealist farce, the book contains brilliant parodies of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden.   

145 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing to extreme page edges.   Binding tight.

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"48 SOUTH"  by Charles Manning.  1990.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Inner Circle Books, London in 1990. Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.  Author's inscription to title page reads "For Richard, without whom I would not have got to 48 South, Charles."

An enthralling thriller set over, on and under the lonely South Atlantic.

285 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Spine very slightly skewed. Internal pages very good. Binding tight. Looks unread.

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"FALLING"  by Elizabeth Jane Howard.  1999.

Hardcover First Edition in blue hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Macmillan, London in 1999. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

Part romance, part thriller from the author of "The Beautiful Visit", ""After Julius", "Getting it Right" and others.

375 pages.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages good with slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"RETURN TO THE PLOUGHSHARE"  by Henry R. Ritchie.  1993.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Marks Hall Publications, Essex in 1993. Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx. 

A follow-up to the best-selling novel "The Fusing of the Ploughshare" that told the story of Albert Cooper's war as far as the Battle of Alamein. This volume tells the story of the last year of the war and Albert's return to farming in the fields of rural Suffolk. 

191 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Hardcovers slightly warped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH"  by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  1990.

Softcover First Edition (Publisher's Uncorrected Proof Copy) in printed softcover, published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1990. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

An excellent novel from Nobel Prize-winning author Marquez. Tells the story of Simon Bolivar (known as the Liberator) and his dream of a united South America. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 

285 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Internal pages very good with just a few minor marks. Binding tight.

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"SEASON OF THE WITCH"  by Natasha Mostert.  2007.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Bantam Press, London in 2007. Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm approx. 

A gothic thriller introducing two with sisters and their passionate, complex relationship with Gabriel Blackstone, the man sent to investigate their part in a brutal murder. 

426 pages. Complete with publishers advertising flyer.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Internal pages very good.   Binding tight. Looks unread.

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"THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH"  by Salman Rushdie.  1995.

Hardcover First Edition in light black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1995. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

A "spectacularly ambitious, funny, satirical and compassionate novel" from the award-winning author of "Midnight's Children", "The Satanic Verses" and others.

434 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Dustcover has some marking from removal of a price sticker. Internal pages very good with just some yellowing and a few minor marks to extreme edges. Binding tight.

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"MYSTERIOUS COURIER"  by Gilbert Aullen. 1953.

Hardcover First UK Edition in red cloth covers, published by Putnam & Co, Ltd, London in 1953. Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A swashbuckling adventure set in the France of Louis XV.

285 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"THE FOREST"  by Edward Rutherford.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in purple cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Century, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An entertaining and superbly written historical novel on a huge scale. Set in The New Forest, the book weaves together historical fact with fiction, capturing the essence of the New Forest from the earliest times.

601 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Spine slightly cracked at title page. Internal pages very good with very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE RUSSIA HOUSE"  by John Le Carre. 1989.

Hardcover First Edition in light brown cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1989. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

One of the classic espionage novels by Le Carre, author of "The Spy who came in from the Cold", "Smiley's People", "The Little Drummer Girl" and many others.

344 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear to dustcover (in protective plastic) and cloth covers. Internal pages very good with just some very light foxing to first few pages and to extreme outside edges. Binding tight.

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"SEA CHANGE"  by Robert Goddard.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Bantam Press, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An enthralling suspense thriller set against the backdrop of London and Amsterdam in the early 18th Century. By the author of "Past Caring", "Hand in Glove", "Beyond Recall" and others. 

404 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"IN THE MOON OF RED PONIES"  by James Lee Burke.  2004.

Hardcover First Edition in mauve cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Orion, London in 2004. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

A cracking thriller featuring Texas Ranger turned lawyer turned crime fighter, Billy Bob Holland, set in the savage and beautiful landscape of Montana. 

322 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight. Probably unread.

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"SHATTERED"  by Dick Francis.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in mauve hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Michael Joseph, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

Another classic thriller from the King of the racecourse novel - this time set against the backdrop of the Cheltenham races.. 

271 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Internal pages with just a very slight "ripple". Binding tight.

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"DRIVING FORCE"  by Dick Francis.  19920.

Hardcover First Edition in brown hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York in 1992. Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16cm approx. 

A classic thriller by one of the kings of the genre. 

318 pages. 

Condition: Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Top corners slightly bumped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"APOLOGY FOR A HERO"  by A. L. Barker.  1950.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hogarth Press, London in 1950.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13cm approx.

A novel which explores a man's search for his true nature, the conflict in him between the conventional and the romantic. The author won the Somerset Maugham Award for her first book "Innocents".

263 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover has a fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading and some damage (it is now covered in protective plastic). Some wear/rubbing/marking and fading to hardcovers. Internal pages a little yellowed but otherwise good. Binding tight.

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"LONDON MATCH"   by Len Deighton. 1985.

Hardcover First U.S. Edition in white hardcover with yellow cloth spine and original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York in 1985.    Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

A classic espionage novel by Deighton.  The novel is the concluding round in the game of defection that began with "Berlin Game" and resumed with "Mexico Set".

407 un-trimmed pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover (now protected by plastic). Hard covers good with just some edge wear and some minor marking. Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing to extreme page edges. Binding tight.

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"MEXICO SET"   by Len Deighton. 1984.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson & Co, London in 1984. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

A classic espionage novel by Deighton.  The novel is the second round in the game of defection that included "London Match" and "Berlin Game".

381 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover (now protected by plastic). Hard covers good with just some edge wear and some minor marking. Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"BERLIN GAME"   by Len Deighton. 1983.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson & Co, London in 1983. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

A classic espionage novel by Deighton.  The novel is the first round in the game of defection that included "London Match" and "Mexico Set".

303 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover (now protected by plastic). Hard covers good with just some edge wear and some minor marking. Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE"  by Anne Tyler.  2004.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Chatto & Windus, London in 2004. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

"A rich and compelling novel of gorgeous scope and depth, spanning three generations, about a mismatched marriage - and its consequences." 

306 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover which has very minor damage to the spine. Cloth covers very good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY"   by John Gardner. 1975.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in 1975. Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An excellent follow-on from Conan Doyle's classic detective books - and sequel to "The Return of Moriarty" by the same author. 

289 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Just one chip to front of dustcover. Cloth covers good with just some minor wear. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE RETURN OF MORIARTY"   by John Gardner. 1974.

Hardcover First US Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York in 1974.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

An excellent follow-on from Conan Doyle's classic detective books.  Takes a much closer look at the character of Moriarty and answers many questions about him and his world.

366 pages. 

Condition: Very Good. Some wear/rubbing/creasing to dustcover. Cloth covers good with just some minor wear. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"EYE OF THE TORNADO"  by Chapman Pincher.  1976.

Hardcover First Edition in blue covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Michael Joseph, London in 1976. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13cm approx. 

Classic cold-war espionage thriller by the author of "Not With a Bang", "The Giantkiller" and others.

208 pages. 

Condition: Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Hard covers good but corners slightly bumped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"PRIDE OF CARTHAGE - A Story of Hannibal"  by David Anthony Durham.  2005.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Doubleday, London in 2005. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An epic novel of the wars fought between Hannibal's Carthage and the Roman Republic.  "An extraordinary achievement: Durham puts flesh on the bones of Carthage in a way that no novelist has done since Flaubert wrote Salammbo". 

586 pages. 

R.R.P. £12.99

Condition:  Brand new.

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"TYRANT" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Translated from the Italian by Christine Fedderson-Manfredi.

Hardcover UK First Edition with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Macmillan, London in 2005. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm.

An excellent historical novel set in Sicily in 412 BC.  The novel tells the story of Dionysius and his quest to transform Sicily into a Greek island.

403 pages.

Condition:  Brand New.

 

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"ARLINGTON PARK"  by Rachel Cusk.  2006.

Hardcover First Edition in silver hard cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Faber and Faber, London in 2006. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx.  Signed by the author to the title page.

Arlington Park is a modern-day English suburb, a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life.  Amidst leafy avenues and comfortable houses, its residents live out the dubious accomplishments of civilization: material prosperity, personal freedom, and moral indifference.  "Full of compassion and wit, each page laden with truth, Cusk writes about her character's domestic lives, their private thoughts and fears with an intelligence and insight that will leave readers reeling." 

240 pages. 

By the author of "Saving Agnes", "The Temporary", "The Country Life" and others.

R.R.P. £14.99.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"THE PRINCE OF DEADLY WEAPONS"  by Boston Teran.  2004.

Hardcover First UK Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Macmillan, London in 2004. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A cracking thriller from the author of "Never Count Out the Dead" and "God is a Bullet".  Set in the California Delta - an 11,000 mile maze of waterways and riverside towns.

371 pages. 

R.R.P. £12.99.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"THE LAST PRECINCT"   by Patricia Cornwell.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Little, Brown and Company, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 15.5cm approx. 

A classic crime novel in the excellent "Kay Scarpetta" series.

449 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers and slight bump to top corner. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"RIVER OF DEATH"  by Alistair Maclean.  1981.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1981. Dimensions: 21cm x 13.5cm approx.

Another classic thriller from one of the best in the genre.

192 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/fading. Slight wear to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"CARAVAN TO VACCARES"  by Alistair Maclean.  1970.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1970. Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

Classic thriller set in Provence at the time of the annual pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries of Gypsies from all over Europe.

251 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/fading. Slight wear to cloth covers. Internal pages good with foxing to page edges. Binding tight.

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"MAN AND BOY"  by Tony Parsons.  1999.

Hardcover First Edition (Third printing) in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Harper Collins, London in 1999. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An "engaging novel of modern manners from one of the most gifted and influential commentators writing today."  The story centres around Harry Silver and his efforts to keep it together whilst coping with bringing up his child, looking after his parents and holding down his job as well as working out his relationships.  Funny, sharp, warm and sad.

298 pages. 

Condition: Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to dustcover and cloth covers. Spine very slightly cracked at title page. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"ROSE"  by Martin Cruz Smith.  1996.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Macmillan, London in 1996. Dimensions: 24cm x 15.5cm approx. 

Part adventure, part mystery and part love story, this is an excellent novel set in Victorian England.  By the author of "Gorky Park", "Red Square" and others.

404 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"A PERFECT SPY"   by John Le Carre. 1986.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1986. Dimensions: 24cm x 15.5cm approx.

One of the classic espionage novels by Le Carre.

463 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Cloth covers good with just some minor wear and a couple of small dents. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"BETWEEN MALES"  by Fiona Walker.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in beige cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

Excellent entertainment from the author of "Kiss Chase", "French Relations" and others. 

566 pages. 

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"HANNIBAL"  by Thomas Harris.  1999.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by William Heinemann, London in 1999. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

Chilling psychological thriller - the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" and featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter once more. 

486 pages. 

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good but very slightly yellowed. Binding tight.

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"DEATH DU JOUR"  by Kathy Reichs.  1999.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by William Heinemann, London in 1999. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

The sequel to Reichs' first novel "Deja Dead" - again starring Dr. Temperance Brennan.  A great read - one of our current favourite crime authors.

379 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good with very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"I IS FOR INNOCENT"  by Sue Grafton.  1992.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Macmillan, London in 1992. Dimensions: 22cm x 14cm approx. 

Another excellent novel from Grafton - one of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries.

286 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Spine lightly cracked at title page. Internal pages very good with slight yellowing.   Binding tight.

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"THE RAIN MAKER"  by John Grisham.  1995.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Century, London in 1995. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An excellent, action-filled courtroom thriller in which a young lawyer takes on a battery of million dollar lawyers who will do anything to stop him.  From the author of "A Time To Kill" and many others.

434 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good with slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE STONE MONKEY"  by Jeffery Deaver.  2002.

Hardcover First Edition (Third printing) in red cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder & Stoughton, London in 2002. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An excellent, action-filled psychological thriller starring Lincoln Rhyme.  This time he takes on the world of Chinese organized crime.  From the author of "The Bone Collector" and others.

414 pages. 

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE EMPTY CHAIR"  by Jeffery Deaver.  2000.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder & Stoughton, London in 2000. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An excellent, action-filled psychological thriller starring Lincoln Rhyme.  This time he helps a local polic department to track down a psychotic young man who has kidnapped a girl.  From the author of "The Bone Collector" and others.

434 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE BABES IN THE WOOD"  by Ruth Rendell.  2002.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson, London in 2002. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

Another excellent novel from Rendell - one of the Chief Inspector Wexford series.

323 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good with very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"BETRAYAL"   by Clare Francis.  1995.

Hardcover First Edition in turquoise cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Heinemann, London in 1995. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

A "brilliant novel of psychological suspense from the No.1 bestselling author of "Deceit".

372 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good but a little yellowed. Binding tight.

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"HARD EIGHT"  by Janet Evanovich.  2002.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Headline, London in 2002. Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

An entertaining action-filled thriller starring Stephanie Plum, "the bombshell bounty hunter of Trenton, New Jersey".

277 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers. Top corners slightly bumped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE LOOKING GLASS WAR"   by John Le Carre. 1965.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Heinemann, London in 1965. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

One of the classic espionage novels by Le Carre.

246 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Some damage to dustcover (some loss to front cover - see photograph) and some fading to spine. Cloth covers good with just some minor wear and a couple of small dents. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE JOY RIDE AND AFTER"   by A. L. Barker. 1963.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1963. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

Actually three novellas linked together by certain characters who reappear throughout the volume, and by their variations on the theme of loneliless and insecurity.

280 pages. 

Condition:  Reasonable. A fair bit of wear and some minor damage to dustcover. Cloth covers also have slight wear. Internal pages good with just some minor yellowing and marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE DEATH OF THE KING'S CANARY"  by Dylan Thomas and John Davenport.  1976.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson, London in 1976.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14cm approx. 

A rather difficult to classify book which was written by Thomas and Davenport but only published after the death of Thomas.  Part detective story, part literary satire and part surrealist farce, the book contains brilliant parodies of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden.   

145 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing to extreme page edges.   Binding tight.

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"TIMPSON'S ENGLISH ECCENTRICS"  by John Timpson.  1991.

Hardcover Edition in burgindy cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Jarrold Publishing, London in 1991.    Dimensions: 24.5cm x 20cm approx. 

An interesting and amusing volume which looks at around 120 English eccentrics through the ages.  Richly illustrated in colour and black and white by old engravings, paintings and printed ephemera.

224 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Cloth covers very good.  Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE BEST OF FRIENDS - Further Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell"  1956.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London in 1956.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

An interesting volume which is a follow-up to Cockerell's first book "Friends of a Lifetime".  Contains fascinating correspondence to Cockerell from a range of well known people including Bernard Shaw, Walter de la Mare, Siegfried Sassoon, Freya Stark, Alec Guiness and others.  Edited by Viola Meynell.

308 pages.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover and cloth covers have some wear/rubbing/fading. Slight damage to top of spine area of dustcover. Internal pages good with slight yellowing and a few very minor marks. Binding tight.

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"PETER SELLERS - A Celebration"   1997.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Virgin Books, London in 1997.  Dimensions: 24cm x 19.5cm approx. 

An excellent celebration of the life of Peter Sellers.  Contains masses of black and white photographs, a filmography and more.

192 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has slight wear/marking. Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"A HUNDRED YEARS OF THE HALIFAX"  by O. R. Hobson. 1953.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd in 1953 to celebrate the centenary of "The Halifax Building Society".  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 15.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting and comprehensive volume which looks at the history of the development of "The Halifax Building Society".  The book charts the progress of the building society from its inception at a meeting of 11 Halifax men in an oak-panelled dining room in a local Inn to the date of publication. 

190 untrimmed pages on high quality paper with 41 black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/fading and edge wear/damage. Cloth covers good. Internal pages good with just some slight edge wear. Binding tight.

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"NUTS IN MAY"  by Richard Gordon.  1964.

Hardcover Edition in burgundy/black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Heinemann, London in 1964.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A classic English comedy from the author who was responsible for "Doctor in the House", "Doctor at Sea" and the other "Doctor" series volumes, many of which were made into films.   

192 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover which has some minor chipping to the top edge of the spine. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages good with just some minor yellowing and the lightest of foxing. Binding tight.

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"BLACK AS HE'S PAINTED"  by Ngaio Marsh.  1974.

Hardcover Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Collins, London in their "The Crime Club" series in 1974. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A classic crime novel from one of the masters of the genre.  The dustcover describes the novel as "Ngaio Marsh at her dazzling and delightful best."

255 pages. 

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover has very slight wear/rubbing/fading and a few minor nicks to the edges. Slight wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"EXOCET"  by Jack Higgins.  1983.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1983.    Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx. 

A classic thriller set during the Falklands conflict.  Described on the dustcover as "A master storyteller is on his finest form."

237 pages. 

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Cloth covers good. Internal pages very good but quite yellowed. Binding tight.

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