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First edition in book form (Bradbury & Evans, 1853) in contemporary half-calf binding with gilt lettering to spine. Frontispiece, added engraved title page and 38 engraved plates, as called for. All first edition issue points present: “elgble” on page 19 line 6; “chair” on page 209, line 23; “counsinship” on page 275 line 22.
Rubbing to boards, extremities and spine; unobtrusive previous owner and retailer labels to front pastedown; contents are very nice and clean save for some marginal browning here and there and quite isolated instances of foxing; corners of a few pages a little creased.
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.
The Time of the Angels
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1966). Signed by the author to the title page. Inscription to front endpaper; edges toned; minor bumping to spine tips. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a closed tear to bottom edge of front panel and to top edge of rear; some creasing to front flap with one crease to rear flap. Small chip to top of spine panel; a little wear to extremities. A very good copy of the author’s tenth novel, which is hard to find with her signature.
A Fish in the Water
By Mario Vargas Llosa
A Signed, First Edition, First Printing of the author's memoir, published after he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990. The book is still in its original seal and will be wrapped with care and shipped securely to ensure safe delivery.
Nuns and Soldiers
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1980). Spine tips slightly bumped. Fading to spine panel of original and unclipped dust jacket with slight wear to spine tips. A near fine copy.