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Author: SARAH FIELDING - Sister of Henry Fielding - Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Kelsall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, 1969, hardcover 8vo with dj, 436 pages, 3 Volumes, Select Bibliography, A Chronology of Sarah Fielding.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: This edition of Sarah Fielding's first novel, reprints the text of the second edition of 1744 which was substantially revised, and prefaced, by her brother Henry.
The four illustrations in this edition are reproduced from the edition of 1782.
Author: by EVELYN WAUGH Illustrated by Stuart Boyle
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1949, Fourth impression, (1st 1948), hardcover 8vo with dj,144pp.,B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, coloured marbling to eprs, Dedicated to Nancy Mitford.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners,blue to top of pages, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscrip to frepr, very slight foxing to a few outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS Dj with chips
Description: Against the background of embalming-rooms and incinerators he has contrived a neat tragedy of Anglo-American manners which we hope will amuse and instruct curious readers of both nations.
Author: by JUNG CHANG -- SIGNED ! Inscribed : 'To Sue, Jung Chang' to Title Page
Publisher: Flamingo, London, 1992, Special Overseas Edition, 1st pub. 1991, softcover 8vo, 696pp., plus a few pages adv., 28 Chapters, Epilogue & INDEX.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing with small tear to spine & corners curling up, front cover has creases, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, the date January 1993 written to frepr.
Description: 'This real-life saga of a Chinese family over three generations contains more domestic drama than Dynasty, more violence tham any film noir, more heart rending tragedy than Little Dorrit.' quote from Los Angeles Times
Winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award
Author: ALDOUS HUXLEY - Largely autobiographical novel
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, August 1936, second impression, 1st pub. June 1936, hardcover 8vo without d/j, 620pages, 59 Chapters.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with red title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with 2 bookshop stamps 1 to fr.paste-down & 1 to frepr, slight foxing to eprs, without dustjacket.
Description: Huxley spent over four years writing this. Perhaps not his most famous work, but certainly one of his best.
Characteristally sociologic, anthropological and, at moments, quite shocking. Rich in references to Pavlov, Krafft-Ebing, masturbation and Proust
Author: JOHN STEINBECK - CLASSIC LITERATURE & QUALITY FICTION - A GOOD COPY
Publisher: Modern Library, New York, 1939, hardcover small 8vo without dustjacket, 619 pages, plus 8 pages adv., illustrated eprs, Chapters.
Condition:Pale blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title on black to spine & frcvr, slight foxing to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to outside page edges, front cover is loose to spine (all intact).
Description: Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship and changes in financial and agricultural industries.
Author: DASHIELL HAMMETT - With an New Introduction by the Author - A GOOD COPY - FICTION & LITERATURE
Publisher: Modern Library, New York, 1934, hardcover small 8vo without dustjacket, 267 pages, plus 8 pages adv., illustrated eprs, 20 Chapters.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title on black to spine & frcvr, slight fading to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, a book-shop sticker to fr.paste-down, slight foxing to outside page edges.
Description: The fabulous who-done-it by Hammett, later brought to the screen with Humphrey Bogart, continues to be a CLASSIC.
CLASSIC LITERATURE & QUALITY FICTION
Author: by Ernest Hemingway FICTION & LITERATURE, SPECIALITIES, CLASSIC LITERATURE, QUALITY FICTION
Publisher: by The Modern Library, NY, (Random House), with the 1930 introduction by H S Canby (1930), hardcover without dj, 259pp., illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Ephemera : Originally the property of celebrated Australian author Jon Cleary with his distinctive signature to the 1/2 title. Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to slightly faded spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION
Description: "An example of First-Rate reporting".
Hemingway's classic Spanish novel.
"You are all a lost generation", said Gertrude Stein, in conversation.
A nice copy with impeccable provenance.
Author: J D Salinger (author of "Catcher in the Rye")SECOND - HAND BOOK: FICTION & LITERATURE, SPECIALITIES, CLASSIC LITERATURE, QUALITY FICTION & ESSAYS,
Publisher: pub. Heinemann, London, 1962, FIRST UK EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 2 stories, 201 pp.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, occasional light foxing to prelims and edges of ROBUST pages, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing, edgewear and mild stains
Description: Stories based around the Glass family as they settle in 20th century New York.
Both stories originally appeared in The New Yorker in the 1950s.
From a writer who's only novel was The Catcher in the Rye.