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Momo

By: Ajar, Emile ; Manheim, Ralph (trans)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Collins & Harvill Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: bcdt

ISBN: 0002614588

Condition: Good


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 p... View more info

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Broad and Alien is the World

By: Alegria, Ciro ; Onis, Harriet de

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Nicholson and Watson, London: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: oexl

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Mr Barrett's Secret

By: Amiis, K

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1993

Seller ID: s416

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Stanley and the Women

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $3.80

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: k312

ISBN: 0091562406

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a touch rubbed. Internally clean (one inscription and a rubber stamp) and tightly bound. View more info

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We Are Utopia

By: Andres, Stefan ; Brooks, Cyrus (trans)

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: away

Condition: Fair


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.... View more info

The Rector of Justin

By: Auchinloss, Louis

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: baag

ISBN: 0575008261

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Go Tell it on the Mountain--- Dust Jacket only

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: e278

ISBN: 0718101618

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

A Literary Woman

By: Beckett, M

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: s355

ISBN: 0747506078

Condition: Fine


The jacket is minimally rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. View more info

Mr Sammler's Planet

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Weidenfeld: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: k301

ISBN: 0670333190

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a touch rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (two inscriptions) and tightly bound. View more info

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Jaws

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: auri

ISBN: 0233965106

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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As You Were

By: Benson, Wilfred

Price: $166.25

Publisher: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: biif

Condition: Good


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 View more info

Being Invisible

By: Berger, T

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Methuen: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: h886

ISBN: 0413169707

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a touch rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. View more info

Dancing Bear

By: Bermant, C

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Weidenfeld: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: v577

ISBN: 029778482X

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a touch rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. View more info

House of Women

By: Bermant, C

Price: $5.70

Publisher: Weidenfeld: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: w217

ISBN: 0007133294

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (minor tape residue) and tightly bound. View more info

Trapdoor

By: Bloodworth, Dennis

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Weidenfeld: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: l51

ISBN: 0297778331

Condition: Fine


The jacket is minimally rubbed and sunned. Internally clean and tightly bound. View more info

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The Safety Net

By: Boll, Heinrich

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ajor

ISBN: 043605454X

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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The Bread of our Early Years

By: Boll, Heinrich ; Savill, Mervyn (trans)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Arco Publications Limited, London: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: omce

Condition: Good


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 View more info

Rates of Exchange

By: Bradbury, M

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: t612

ISBN: 0394532686

Condition: Fine


The jacket is a bit rubbed and edge worn but has not suffered much paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. View more info

Rates of Exchange

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: $5.70

Publisher: Secker: 1983

Seller ID: j447

ISBN: 0394532686

Condition: Fine


The jacket is minimally rubbed. Internally clean (one rubber stamp) and tightly bound. View more info

Waiting for Sheila

By: Braine, J

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Eyre Methuen: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: s698

ISBN: 0413343006

Condition: Fine


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. View more info