Modern First Editions

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Date of the auction: 14.11.2019

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Peter Ackroyd, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1987-2003]

Peter Ackroyd, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1987-2003] A group of 5 works, comprising : Chatterton (1987, Booker Prize Label signed by author tipped onto front free endpaper, dust-jacket spine faded ) , First Light (1989, signed ), English Music (1992 , signed ), The

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Richard Adams, Works, many signed by the author [most London, 1974-2000]

Richard Adams, Works, many signed by the author [most London, 1974-2000] a group of 24 volumes, comprising: Shardik (1974, inscribed by the author, closed tears to lower edges of dust-jacket ), Nature Through the Seasons (1975, price clipped ), The Tiger Voyage (1976), The Plague Dogs (1977), The

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Monica Ali, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2009]

Monica Ali, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2009] a group of 3 works, comprising: Brick Lane (2003), Alentejo Blue (2006), In the Kitchen (2009), all signed by the author, original cloth, dust-jackets, near-fine condition, 8vo Ɵ - The lot is subject to buyer’s premium of 25

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Kate Atkinson, Works, first editions signed by the author [most UK, 1995-2015]

Kate Atkinson, Works, first editions signed by the author [most UK, 1995-2015] A group of 11 volumes, comprising: Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995), Human Croquet (1997), Emotionally Weird (2000), Not the End of the World (2002), Case Stories (2004), One Good Turn (2006, in original slip-case

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Pat Barker, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [US and...

Pat Barker, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [US and UK, 1982-2018] A group of 18 works, comprising: Union Street (1982, author's first work ), Union Street (1982, first paperback edition ), Union Street (1983 , first US edition ), Blow Your House Down (1984), Blow Your House

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Samuel Beckett, Molloy, first English edition, The Olympia Press [Paris, 1955]

Samuel Beckett, Molloy, first English edition, The Olympia Press [Paris, 1955] single volume, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, printed wrappers resembling dust-jacket, small closed tear to upper cover, spine ends and extremities a little rubbed, upper cover a little

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Alan Bennett, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK...

Alan Bennett, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2016] A group of 14 works, comprising: Beyond the Fringe (1963, also signed by Michael Frayn ), Six Poets, Hardy to Larkin (1990), The Madness of George III ( original printed wrappers ), Writing Home (1994), The Cloths

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Louis de Bérniere, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author...

Louis de Bérniere, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1990-2016] A group of 18 works, comprising: The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (1990), Senor Vivo & the Coca Lord (1991), The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman (1992), Does The Sun Rise over Dagenham

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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William Boyd, Publisher's file copy photocopy of "School Ties" typescript...

William Boyd, Publisher's file copy photocopy of "School Ties" typescript, signed by Boyd with a photograph and self-portrait of Boyd, both also signed [UK, c. 1985] 29 leaves of typescript, first leaf signed by Boyd, together with a single black and white photograph of Boyd, and a pencil drawing

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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William Boyd, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most...

William Boyd, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1981-1998] A group of 25 works, comprising: A Good Man in Africa (1981, a fine copy ), On the Yankee Station (1981), On the Yankee Station (1984, first US edition ), An Ice Cream War (1982), Stars and Bars (1984), School

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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William Boyd, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1982-1998]

William Boyd, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1982-1998] A group of 9 works, comprising: An Ice Cream War (1982), Stars and Bars (1984), The New Confessions (1987), Brazzaville Beach (1990), The Blue Afternoon (1993), The Destiny of Nathalie, and other stories (1995), Transfigured

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Melvyn Bragg, Works, all signed by Bragg [UK, 1971-1996]

Melvyn Bragg, Works, all signed by Bragg [UK, 1971-1996] A group of 9 works, comprising: The Nerve (1971), Josh Lawton (1972), Autumn Manoeuvres (1978), My Favourite Stories of Lakeland (1981, signed by editor Melvyn Bragg), Love and Glory (1983), The Maid of Buttermere (1987), A Time to Dance

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Anita Brookner Works, most first English editions, most signed by the...

Anita Brookner Works, most first English editions, most signed by the author [most UK, 1981-2005] A group of 26 works, comprising: A Start in Life (1981, paper slip signed by author pasted to title ), Providence (1982, paper slip signed by author pasted to title ), Look at Me (1983, paper slip

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, first edition, first issue, together with a...

Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, first edition, first issue , together with a signed later issue of the same [US, 2003] two volumes, comprising: The Da Vinci Code (2003, first issue, with "skitoma" instead of "scotoma" on p. 243, unsigned ), The Da Vinci Code (2003, signed ), both fine condition

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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William Burroughs, The Naked Lunch, first edition, The Olympia Press...

William Burroughs, The Naked Lunch, first edition, The Olympia Press [France, 1959] single volume, clean and crisp condition, original green printed wrappers, spine ends and outer edge of upper cover very slightly creased, dust-jacket, not clipped, near-mint copy, 8vo Ɵ - The lot is subject to

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, a short novel and three stories...

Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, a short novel and three stories, first edition [New York, 1958] single volume, internally clean and crisp, original yellow cloth, covers a little mottled in places, original dust-jacket designed by Ismar David, not clipped, covers a little soiled, spine a

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, first edition, first printing [New York, 1966]

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, first edition, first printing [New York, 1966] single volume, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, original maroon cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by S. J. Fujita, not clipped, head and tail of spine and

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Winston Spencer Churchill, London to Ladysmith, via Pretoria, first edition...

Winston Spencer Churchill, London to Ladysmith, via Pretoria, first edition [London, 1900] single volume, folding maps, a little foxed, original pictorial cloth, darkened and rubbed, 8vo Ɵ - The lot is subject to buyer’s premium of 25% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October, first edition [Maryland, 1984]

Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October, first edition [Maryland, 1984] single volume, internally clean and crisp condition, original red cloth, spine lettered in red, upper cover stamped in blind, small nick to cloth at top edge of upper board, dust-jacket, not clipped, small section of upper cover a

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Susanna Clarke, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and...

Susanna Clarke, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1999-2004] a group of 3 works, comprising: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (2004, first English edition, signed by the author and illustrator Portia Rosenberg, head of cloth spine a little darkened ), Jonathan Strange and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first English edition...

Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first English edition [London, 1982] single volume, preliminary and penultimate leaves with ink offset to facing pages of text, original printed wrappers, contemporary plastic cover, very good condition, 8vo Ɵ - The lot is subject to buyer’s premium of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first American edition [New...

Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first American edition [New York, 1982] single volume, clean and crisp copy, original printed wrappers, contemporary plastic cover, near-fine condition, 8vo Ɵ - The lot is subject to buyer’s premium of 25% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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F. M. Dostoevsky, Stavrogin's Confession and the Plan of the Life of a...

F. M. Dostoevsky, Stavrogin's Confession and the Plan of the Life of a Great Sinner, translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf, first edition, Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press [Richmond, 1922] single volume, leaves a little darkened, bookseller's label to lower pastedown

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Roddy Doyle, Works, first editions signed by the author [UK, 1991-2017]

Roddy Doyle, Works, first editions signed by the author [UK, 1991-2017] A group of 5 works, comprising: The Van (1991), Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha (1993), The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (1996), Oh Play That Thing (2004), Smile (2017), all signed by the author, original cloth, dust-jackets, some spines

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Helen Dunmore, Works, most first editions, all signed by the author [UK...

Helen Dunmore, Works, most first editions, all signed by the author [UK, 1992-2012] A group of 16 works, comprising: Going to Egypt (1992), Zennor in Darkness (1993), Burning Bright (1994), A Spell of Winter (1995), Talking to the Dead (1996), Love of Fat Men (1997), Your Blue-Eyed Boy (1998), With

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Margaret Durrell, Margot, a Ship & Body Language, unpublished typescript...

Margaret Durrell, Margot, a Ship & Body Language, unpublished typescript with annotations by the author and an alternative ending in manuscript [UK, c. 1990] single folder containing the entire novel in print with manuscript annotations and corrections throughout, including an alternative ending in

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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James Ellroy, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the...

James Ellroy, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the author [U.K and U.S., 1984-2004] A group of 6 works, comprising: Blood on the Moon (1984 , first U.S. edition ), The Big Nowhere (1988, number 124 of 350 signed copies in cloth, original slip-case ), My Dark Places (1996, ink

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Michael Frayn, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2002]

Michael Frayn, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2002] A group of 6 works, comprising: The Book o Fub (1963), The Tin Men (1965), The Russian Interpreter (1966), Sweet Dreams (1973), Headlong (1999), Spies (2002), original cloth or boards, dust-jackets present, none of these

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Esther Freud, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1992-2014]

Esther Freud, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1992-2014] A group of 6 works, comprising: Hideous Kinky (1992 , top edges a little spotted ), Peerless Flats (1993), Gaglow (1997), The Sea House (2003), Love Falls (2007), Mr Mac and Me (2014), original cloth, dust-jackets, spines

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Alex Garland, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK...

Alex Garland, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1996-2004] A group of 4 woks, comprising: The Beach (1996, first paperback edition ), The Beach, (1997, first American edition, signed ), The Tessertract (1998, signed ), The Coma (2004, first American edition, signed

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 14 Nov 2019