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By Roald Dahl
First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1984). Publisher’s original dark blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. A couple of knocks to bottom corners of boards and small area of wrinkling to top corner of upper board, light creasing to top corner of final few pages; contents nice and clean and free from names or inscriptions. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some light edge wear and a small chip to spine head with some creasing to lower panel hinge. A very good copy.
The Outward Urge
By John Wyndham
First Edition, First Impression (Michael Joseph, 1959). Light toning to edges; dustiness to top edge of text block; spotting to top edge of and rear paste-downs. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a closed tear to top edge of front panel; some abrasion and a small nick to bottom corner; abrasion to top edge of spine panel; light edgewear with some soiling to rear panel.
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.
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.
By Stephen King
UK First Edition, First Impression (New English Library 1977 with the code 'R49' present on page 447). The print run for the US First Edition was 25,000 and, given the low print runs of the UK editions of 'Carrie' and 'The Stand', which consisted of just 500 and 1000 copies respectively, the UK First Edition of 'The Shining' is likely to be considerably rarer than that of the US. Small bump to top of spine; edges toned and lightly foxed; a little off-setting to front endpaper and front board slightly bowed at the bottom. Original and unclipped dust jacket has some rubbing, chipping and wear to the top with a stain to the inside, and is now protected in a high-quality archival cover. A good copy of a contemporary classic.