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.
By Ray Bradbury
UK First Edition, First Impression (Rupert Hart-Davis 1954). A fine book in a very good unfaded dust wrapper that has not been price-clipped. Dust jacket has several small pinholes here and there. Crease to spine and a little rubbing to the corners. An excellent copy.
By John Steinbeck
First Edition, First Impression with illustrations by Ruth Gannett. Original beige cloth; binding with light browning to covers; some foxing to fore-edge; small previous retailer sticker to rear pastedown. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a few tears with loss at head, including most of letter "A" of "Tortilla" on front panel. A decent example of a very scarce title, which is very hard to find in superior condition.
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.