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    2001: A Space Odyssey

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    2001: A Space Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke First edition, first impression (New American Library Inc, 1968). Signed by the author to his official adhesive bookplate loosely laid in. Light toning to edges, else fine. Dust jacket has only light wear to extremities and a very small crease to top corner of front flap. An excellent, fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
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    A Draft of XXX Cantos

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    A Draft of XXX Cantos By Ezra Pound Original buckram with red lettering. One of 200 copies on Canson-Mongolfier paper, of which this is number 31. A very attractive production. A little marking here and there to lower board; touch of fading and very mild browning to spine, as is common; bookplate to front pastedown. Edges uncut. Contents beautiful and clean. Very good or better.
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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Limited Edition (New York The Limited Editions Club, 1932). Illustrated by John Tenniel. One of 1500 copies to be signed and numbered by designer Frederic Warde, of which this is number 1011. Head and foot of spine a little rubbed; light foxing and marginal browning to front pastedown with very faint foxing to endpaper and to rear pastedown. Illustrated frontispiece and title-vignette with several in-text illustrations; all edges gilt; original red morocco gilt. An excellent, near fine example.
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    Animal Farm

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    Animal Farm By George Orwell First edition, first impression in first issue dust jacket (Secker & Warburg, 1945). A little minor sunning to spine tips; slight cracking to front endpaper hinge, as is common; faint toning to front endpaper and to half-title. Contents nice and clean otherwise and binding is nice, square and tight. The notoriously fragile and rare first state dust jacket is very good indeed and unrestored. All first state points are present, including 'Searchlight Books' on verso, the price of '6s' on front flap with 'An Early List For 1945' on rear panel. Several areas of abrasion to spine panel; a couple of light stains to rear panel with a small chip to top edge; a tear to top edge of front panel with minor traces of rubbing here and there to corners and bottom edge. A very good and bright example.
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    Carrie

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    Carrie By Stephen King US First Edition, First Printing (Doubleday, 1974). Adapted to cinema on several occasions; the first adaptation being two years after publication in 1976. Publisher's original maroon cloth and dust jacket. Some light rubbing to tips of spine and corners of dust jacket. A superb, near fine example of the author's first novel. All expected true first edition features are present: - Dust jacket price is $5.95 - The book is full bound in maroon cloth - Paste-downs and front and rear endpapers are black - 'First Edition' is printed on the copyright page - 'P6' is printed in the inner margin of page 199.
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl US first edition, first impression (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1964) with six-line colophon on the final page, as opposed to the five lines corresponding to subsequent impressions. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to a bookplate affixed to the title page: 'With lots of good wishes, Roald Dahl 1974". Precedes the UK edition, which was published three years later. Rare in this condition bearing a unique inscription from the author. Slight pushing to spine tips with some residue to front endpaper from a removed bookplate; boards in very fine and clean condition indeed, as are contents - near fine. Original and unclipped dust jacket (bearing price of $3.95) has very minor and occasional traces of wear to top edge; a couple of very small areas of mild rubbing to spine panel; small and unobtrusive scratch to rear panel - near fine or better. A beautiful, near fine copy overall.
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    Christine

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    Christine By Stephen King Limited edition (Grant, 1983). Signed by Stephen King and the illustrator, Stephen Gervais. One of 1000 copies, of which this is number 216. A couple of small bumps to bottom corners of slipcase. Minor bump to top of spine. A near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory.
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    Complete Set of The Karla Trilogy: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley’s People – All Bearing the Author’s Signature

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    Complete Set of The Karla Trilogy: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People By John le Carré A complete set of 'The Karla Trilogy'. All first editions and first impressions, in very good condition or a little better and signed by the author to adhesive bookplates loosely laid in; one of which is double-signed 'John le Carré' and 'David Cornwell' (the author's real name). Rare thus. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: First edition, first impression (Hodder and Stoughton, 1974). Double-signed by the author to an adhesive bookplate loosely laid in. Four square and small areas of adhesive residue to the front endpaper caused by the removal of a bookplate; very minor knock to spine head with some of the usual fading to top-stain. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some rubbing to corners and extremities; spine ends a little abraded, mainly at head; fading to spine panel, as is common. The Honourable Schoolboy: First edition, first impression (Hodder and Stoughton, 1977). Signed by the author to a bookplate loosely laid in. A couple of minor bumps to top corner of upper and lower boards and to top edge of lower board; hint of pushing to spine head. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a little rubbing to edges with some abrasion to spine head; a touch of fading to spine panel. Smileys People: First edition, first impression (Hodder and Stoughton, 1980). Signed by the author to an adhesive bookplate loosely laid in. Trivial traces of bumping to spine ends with a touch of faint spotting to top edge, else fine. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some light and occasional rubbing to extremities; a touch of fading to spine panel, as is common.
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    Cup of Gold

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    Cup of Gold By John Steinbeck First edition, first issue (Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929). Gold cloth titled in black with dark topstain. One of just 1,537 copies of the first printing that were issued. A facsimile reproduction of the original dust jacket will be included. Darkening to spine with moderate bumping to spine tips and to bottom corner of upper board; a little light soiling here and there to upper and lower boards; some browning to front and rear endpapers. Contents beautiful and clean throughout. A very good example of the author's first book.
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    Dark Carnival

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    Dark Carnival By Ray Bradbury UK First Edition, First Printing (Hamish Hamilton, 1948). Signed and dated by the author to the front endpaper. Only 3,112 copies of the American First Edition were produced by Arkham House in October of the previous year. Minor compression to head of spine; edges lightly toned with foxing; a little spotting to front and rear paste-downs and endpapers; inscription to front endpaper. Original dust jacket is price-clipped with some chipping to spine tips and corners; small closed tear to top corner of front panel; rear panel lightly toned. A very good copy of the author's first book.
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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep By Philip K. Dick First edition, first impression of the English edition (Rapp and Whiting Limited, 1969). The basis for the 1982 film 'Blade Runner'. Dust jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Original publisher's green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Boards nice and clean and free from any marks or bumping; contents are also clean and free from inscriptions; some spotting to edges and off-setting to endpapers, as is common, with just the slightest hint of a spine slant - very good indeed or better. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some mild and occasional rubbing, mainly to extremities with a couple of small areas of rubbing to rear panel; very small closed tear to top edge of front panel - near fine. An excellent example of a classic of the genre.
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    Gravity’s Rainbow

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    Gravity's Rainbow By Thomas Pynchon First Edition, First Impression (Viking, 1973). Winner of the 1974 National Book Award and one of 4,000 copies in hardcover. First Issue dust jacket with the ISBN lettered in white over red on the rear panel and publishers date code '0273' on lower front flap. Couple of minor bumps and a little rubbing to corners of boards, contents pristine. Price-clipped dust jacket has a few soft creases and a little abrasion to top corner of rear panel. An excellent example of a novel considered by some to be among the greatest American Novels.
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