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By Iris Murdoch
First edition, first impression (Chatto & Windus, 1957). Publisher’s original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine has some sunning with very faint evidence of spotting to edges and darkening to top, near fine otherwise in a near fine or better dust jacket with trivial and isolated instances of wear to top edge and a minuscule nick to bottom edge of rear flap. A lovely copy of the author’s third novel.
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.
The Acceptance World
By Anthony Powell
First Edition, First Impression (Heinemann, 1955). Presentation inscription by the author to front endpaper dated March 1973. The third novel in the 'A Dance to the Music of Time' series, which comprises twelve novels in total. Signed or inscribed copies of this title are very scarce. Spine tips and corners rubbed; marks to boards at front and rear; spine slightly darkened; edges toned; binding cracked at front and rear, but all pages still firmly adhered. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a neat tape repair to verso; light soiling to parts of rear panel and a couple of small closed tears to the top.
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 Weight of Words
Edited by Dave McKean and William Schafer
Limited Edition (Subterranean Press, 2017). One of 350 leather bound copies to be signed by the contributors. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Dave McKean.