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Momo, Ajar, Emile ; Manheim, Ralph (trans)
1 Ajar, Emile ; Manheim, Ralph (trans) Momo
Collins & Harvill Press 1978 0002614588 / 9780002614580 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
182 pages (complete). First English language edition under the original English translation title. Published in French as "La Vie Devant Soi". Later made into a film with the much-lived Simone Signoret. This won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. A yellow band (in good, neat condition) is wrapped around the book. Emile Ajar was the diplomat and author Romain Gary (this was only revealed in his suicide note). A contented copy. The dustjacket is bright but has wear to all edges. The boards are tight, smart and has some marking. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, fresh, healthy, youthful, clean, clear and as new. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Broad and Alien is the World, Alegria, Ciro ; Onis, Harriet de
2 Alegria, Ciro ; Onis, Harriet de Broad and Alien is the World
Nicholson and Watson, London 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
434 pages (complete). Printed according to wartime economy standards. A most important novel. Alegria's novel caused a storm of outcry by its realistic description of the lives led by the indigenous peoples of Peru (previously described in euphoric romantic manner). This copy's cover is worn by sunning and storage marking, handling wear. The spine is much marked but is sure. The contents are clean, clear, assured, comfortable and neat. fk 
Price: 6.65 USD
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3 Amiis, K Mr Barrett's Secret
Hutchinson 1993 Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. One mark on the ffep; otherwise internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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4 Amis, Kingsley Stanley and the Women
Hutchinson 1984 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a touch rubbed. Internally clean (one inscription and a rubber stamp) and tightly bound. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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We Are Utopia, Andres, Stefan ; Brooks, Cyrus (trans)
5 Andres, Stefan ; Brooks, Cyrus (trans) We Are Utopia
Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1954 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover 
105 pages (complete). 'We Are Utopia' is one of the best known post-war novels. A dissection of the moral dilemmas faced by those under National Socialism who failed to act against it when they had the chance to do so. This is a copy of the first English edition. The grubby dustjacket is enclosed in a clear cellophane protective jacket. The dj is worn and much marked. The board covers are benign and patient. They have mild shelf wear. Inside, the early and later pages are grubby. The bulk of the book is clear and tidy. The contents are tight and placid. The pages are sure, assured and certain. fk 
Price: 11.40 USD
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6 Auchinloss, Louis The Rector of Justin
Victor Gollancz, London 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover 
341 pages (complete). This is a now largely forgotten, but still eminent, mid-twentieth century classic novel. Ex-library (Roedean School Library) with consequent residue, debris, marks, stamps, wear and use. The distinctive Gollancz dustjacket alerts us to the books worth; however, there is much wear and tear and creasing. The dj is intact and contented. The boards are sure and sound. Within, the contents are sure, clean, clear, comfortable and assured. fk 
Price: 19.00 USD
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7 Baldwin, James Go Tell it on the Mountain--- Dust Jacket only
Michael Joseph 1954 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fine Hardcover 
Very Fine colour photocopy of a first edition dust jacket. the jacket that this copy was taken from has almost no paper loss. it will improve hugely the appearance of your book for a minimal outlay. JACKET ONLY NO BOOK 
Price: 14.25 USD
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8 Beckett, M A Literary Woman
Bloomsbury 1990 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is minimally rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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9 Bellow, Saul Mr Sammler's Planet
Weidenfeld 1970 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Hardcover 
The jacket is a touch rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (two inscriptions) and tightly bound. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Jaws, Benchley, Peter
10 Benchley, Peter Jaws
Andre Deutsch 1974 0233965106 / 9780233965109 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Hardcover 
272 pages (complete). First edition of one of the most famous stories of all time. 'Jaws' made the names of both Benchley and Steven Spielberg (who triumphantly directed the filming of the novel). The cover is tight and whole and healthy. There is very light wear. There is some very mild lamination tanning. The cover is striking and neat. There is, here too, light wear. Inside, the front and end papers have adhesive tape residue marks. Beyond this the pages have some few handling marks, they are clear, tight, sure, confident. fk 
Price: 66.50 USD
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As You Were, Benson, Wilfred
11 Benson, Wilfred As You Were
Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1930 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
238 pages (complete). Wilfred Benson's third novel. His previous book, "Dawn on Mont Blanc" caused a scandal and earned him a severe rebuke by his employers, the International Labour Organisation. Benson was one of the brightest men of his generation. He later worked for many years at the United Nations. The cover of this copy is much marked and worn. It is however placid and secure. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. They are calm, thick, sure, assured, clean and clear. fk 
Price: 166.25 USD
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12 Berger, T Being Invisible
Methuen 1988 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a touch rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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13 Bermant, C Dancing Bear
Weidenfeld 1984 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a touch rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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14 Bermant, C House of Women
Weidenfeld 1983 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (minor tape residue) and tightly bound. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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15 Bloodworth, Dennis Trapdoor
Weidenfeld 1980 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is minimally rubbed and sunned. Internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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The Safety Net, Boll, Heinrich
16 Boll, Heinrich The Safety Net
Secker & Warburg 1982 043605454X / 9780436054549 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
314 pages. Translated from the German ("Fursorgliche Belagerung") by Leila Vennewitz. First English/ British publication. The dustjacket is sunned, scuffed. The spine has wear to the head and foot. Other wear is minimal. There is much shelf marking. The plum coloured cover is in good condition. The contents are clean, clear, complete. The edges are mildly foxed/ tanned throughout. The pages are favourable, unmarked, sure. fk 
Price: 6.65 USD
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The Bread of our Early Years, Boll, Heinrich ; Savill, Mervyn (trans)
17 Boll, Heinrich ; Savill, Mervyn (trans) The Bread of our Early Years
Arco Publications Limited, London 1957 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
128 pages (complete). First English translation of Boll's early novel (published in Germany as 'Das brot der fruhen jahre' in 1955). The red boards are tidy with some storage marks and light shelving wear. Within, the frontispapers have storage and handling marks. A previous owner has written, in ink, on the title page, the dates of Boll's birth and death and of his age when he died. The contents are clean, clear and in excellent, agreeable condition. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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18 Bradbury, M Rates of Exchange
Secker & Warburg 1983 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed and edge worn but has not suffered much paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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19 Bradbury, Malcolm Rates of Exchange
Secker 1983 Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is minimally rubbed. Internally clean (one rubber stamp) and tightly bound. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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20 Braine, J Waiting for Sheila
Eyre Methuen 1976 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed, edgeworn and soiled but has suffered little paper loss. Internally clean (minor tape residue and one inscription) and tightly bound. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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