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Book Id: 18sfl01191

Price: $19.80

Title: TROPIC OF CAPRICORN by HENRY MILLER Controversally prohibited until 1961 in the USA - FIRST UK EDITION

Author: HENRY MILLER - Author of Tropic of Cancer Semi-autobiographical Novel - First published in 1939 by Obelisk Press

Publisher: John Calder, London, 1964, Stated First Printing February 1964, copyright the author 1957, FIRST UK Edition - hardcover quarto with unclipped dj, 316 pages.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with foxing to inside with publisher's printing in red, slight edgewear.

Description: The novel is set in 1920s New York, where the narrator 'Henry V. Miller' works in the personnel division of the 'Cosmodemonic' telegraph company. Although the narrator's experiences closely parallel Miller's own time in New York, and a story of spiritual

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Book Id: 18sfl01169

Price: $SOLD

Title: Works of OSCAR WILDE c1940s VINTAGE Hardcover DECO Drawings by NACHSHEN - includes Dorian Gray - Being Ernest etc.

Author: OSCAR WILDE black & white DECO Plate Drawings by Donia Nachshen

Publisher: Collins, London, not dated, circa 1939 (pre-war ?), hardcover 8vo with dj, 480pp., B/W wood-cut type ILLUSTRATIONS, 3 Parts; Stories - Plays - Poems and Essays.

Condition:Crisp beige cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine on red with red strips, slight rubbing to spine & corners, pink top outside pp. edges, pale yellow eprs, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT,CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in a FAIR DUSTJACKET, chipped & worn.

Description: The Portrait of Dorian Gray - A House of Pomegranates - The Importance of Being Ernest - Salome - Collected Poems and much more! The CLASSIC COPY with fine pages and superb art plates, crisp and clean interior and cover, protected by a worn dj.

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Book Id: 18sfl01142

Price: $11.40

Title: IRIS MURDOCH - The Saint and the Artist - A study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch

Author: Peter J Conradi Foreword by John Bailey

Publisher: pub. Harper Collins, New York, 1989, new revised and updated edition, softcover large 8vo without dj, 2 parts 6 chapters, 422pp. & INDEX,

Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover , bright title to spine & illustrated cover, STRAIGHT CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with an uncreased spine and no inscription.

Description: "Brilliant" ------- New York Times Book Review - deeply-felt analysis of the work of Iris Murdock by someone who knew her well.

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Book Id: 18sfl01141

Price: $16.60

Title: A WORD CHILD ----- A Novel by IRIS MURDOCH

Author: IRIS MURDOCH

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1975, FIRST US EDITION, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 391 pp,

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with yellow cloth to spine , bright title to spine, very slight rubbing, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with age fading to spine, rubbing and edgewear and neat tape repairs

Description: The story of a small boy rescued from a deliquent childhood by a natural gift for words. First Edition, printed in the USA

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Book Id: 18sfl01052

Price: $14.80

Title: ELIZABETHAN COMEDY Growth & Structure 16th & 17th Centuries

Author: M. C. BRADBROOK, LITT.D. Professor Emerita of English in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Girton College

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1979, New Edition, 1st pub. 1955, hardcover 8vo with dj, 264 pages, 3 Parts, 12 Chapters, Chronological Table of Plays & INDEX.

Condition:Red cloth-bound h/c with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small holes to spine, fading to spine with marks, slight foxing inside.

Description: For this new edition Miss Bradbrook has added a brilliant new chapter on recent criticism and production of Elizabethan comedy. "It was full of vitality and variety and its development has been admirably traced by Dr. Bradbrook in her masterly book."

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Book Id: 18sfl01049

Price: $16.80

Title: WILDERNESS TREK - A Novel of Australia - FIRST AUSTRALIAN EDITION

Author: ZANE GREY - Author of "The Light of Western Stars" and "Riders of the Purple Sage"

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London and Melbourne, 1946, First Australian Edition, 1st pub. 1944, smaller hardcover 8vo without dj, 304 pages, 30 Chapters.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with black title to spine, rubbing to spine, corners & edges with faded spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION, foxing and age-toning to eprs and throughout, without dustjacket.

Description: American cowboy, Stirling Haselton, taking the blame for a shooting committed by a friend, is exiled to Australia, joins a party of ranchers & drovers making the long wilderness journey to the Elaberleys. We also have The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey.

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Book Id: 18sfl01048

Price: $14.60

Title: THE LONE STAR RANGER - A ROMANCE OF THE BORDER - CLASSIC WESTERN

Author: ZANE GREY - Author of "The Light of Western Stars" and "Riders of the Purple Sage"

Publisher: Thomas Nelson, London, not dated, circa 1950s, smaller hardcover 8vo without dj, 382 pages.

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with black title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION, previous owner's name to fr.paste-down, slightly shook & re-glued.

Description: Dedicated to Captain John Hughs and his Texas Rangers, a story heard on the Rio Grande of outlaw and gunman, Buck Duane.

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Book Id: 18sfl01045

Price: $16.15

Title: DYLAN THOMAS SELECTED WORKS - UNDER MILK WOOD + The Map of Love + POEMS

Author: DYLAN THOMAS - Playwright, radio broadcaster and prose writer

Publisher: Book Club Associates, London, 1976, hardcover 8vo with dj, 197 pages, 3 Parts.

Condition:Red cloth-bound h/c, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with previous owner's name to frepr & has been blocked out with blue pen, in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear covered (stuck to) in clear plastic cover.

Description: First section includes four stories & two autobiographical radio broadcasts; Part 2 contains a large selection of Thomas' poetry, including all his best-known poems & some less familiar works; Part 3 consists of the complete text of 'Under Milk Wood'.

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