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 Day of the Triffids
By John Wyndham
First Edition, First Impression (Michael Joseph 1951). Contemporary previous owner's inscription to front paste-down, which is covered by dust jacket; corners of front board lightly bumped; light toning to edges. Corners of original and unclipped dust jacket are rubbed with a little loss, a couple of tears to top and bottom of hinges of front and rear panels; marks to top and bottom of rear panel and minor loss to spine tips. A very good copy of a science fiction classic.
The Word Child
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1975) Small bump to spine foot, else fine. Original and unclipped dust jacket has very slight fading to spine panel with signs of trivial wear to extremities. An excellent copy.
Now We Are Six
By A A Milne
First Deluxe Edition (Methuen & Co, 1927). Illustrations by E. H. Shepard.
Ink gift inscription to front endpaper (dated 1928), green silk ribbon marker, all edges gilt, original green limp leather gilt, occasional light rubbing and marking to covers, spine slightly faded; browning to half-title. Very good indeed.