Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
US First Edition and First Impression with "pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the numbers on page 88, which were removed from later printings. (New York: Covici Friede, 1937). One of only 2,500 copies printed in 1937. 8vo, publisher's beige cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black and orange; spine darkened with insect damage; corners bumped; dust jacket, price-clipped with a little soiling to rear panel and closed tear to front panel; spine panel and folds tanned with some edgewear.
The Constant Gardener
By John le Carré
A scarce proof copy of 'The Constant Gardener' (Hodder and Stoughton, 2001). Famously adapted to film in 2005. Near fine with soiling to bottom edge; a couple of light creases along the spine and very minor creasing to bottom of rear cover. Protected in original and fine plastic jacket.
The Black Prince
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition and First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1973). Light bumping to spine tips; spine slightly rolled. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a little wear to spine tips and extremities with hints of scuffing to rear panel. A near fine example.
Shooting an Elephant
By George Orwell
Advance Review Copy (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950). Light toning to edges; bump to bottom corner of rear board; slight compression to spine tips. Slight abrasion to tips of spine panel, else fine. An excellent copy.