King, Stephen A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1999. Near fine book with bumping to the corners and edges in like unclipped wrapper. Hearts in Atlantis is a collection of two novellas and three short stories, all connected to one another by recurring characters and taking place in roughly chronological order.
King, Stephen A first edition, first printing by Hodder and Stoughton in 1996. A near fine book with slight bumping to the head and base of the spine. Some very light staining to the text block. Clean internally. In a like wrapper with slight bumping to the head of the spine. Desperation was published in 1996 at the same time as its "mirror" novel, The Regulators (published under King's Richard Bachman pseudonym). The two novels represent parallel universes relative to one another.
Christie, Agatha A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1972. A near fine book without inscriptions - one small mark to the foreedge, in a near fine clipped wrapper with some light rubbing to the spine tips and corners but none of the usual heavy fading to the spine. A lovely copy.
Le Guin, Ursula First edition, first printing. Published by Gollancz in London, 1977. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper, illustrated with a painting by Tudor Humphries, has some slight wear to the corners and has not been price clipped, showing a £4.25 net price. The boards are free from chips and marks and the text blocks are only very slightly foxed. Some spotting to the page edges and to the prelims. This copy is free from previous owners ink and is in very good condition. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literaturethey have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike.
Hirst, Damien First Edition, First Printing published by Booth Clibborn in 1997 - a near fine book in like dust wrapper. Red textured cloth lettered in black at the spine, and in black and blind at the upper board. Lavishly illustrated throughout, with photographs, cartoons, pop-ups, multi-media presentations, printed acetate and with various inserts including a sheet of stickers and a folding colour poster.
Angelou, Maya A first edition, first printing of author's first book with "First Edition and number line ending at "2" as all Random House first editions of this period were. A very good book with one small name to the head of the endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and to the corners and a light stain to the bottom of the rear panel. A rare copy of an iconic title.
1966 And All That- SIGNED by Geoff Hurst, Jack Charlton, George Cohen, Martin Peters and Jimmy GreavesHurst, Geoff First edition, first printing. Published by Headline, London in 2001. The dust wrapper is in fine condition and without notable wear aside from slight curling to the top edge; it has not been price clipped and shows the original £18.99 price. The authors signature is present on the full title page in blue ink without inscription. The first endpaper bears the signatures of George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Martin Peters and Jimmy Greaves. The boards are free from chips and marks and the text blocks are bright and white. The autobiography of Geoff Hurst, whose World Cup final hat trick scored international stardom.
Thompson, Emma A first edition, first printing published by Warne in 2014. A fine book SIGNED on the front endpaper 'January 2015/with all love from Em & Peter!'. In a fine unclipped wrapper. Emma Thompson's continuation of the Peter Rabbit series.
King, Stephen and Straub, Peter A first edition, first printing published by Harper Collins in 2001. A near fine book without inscriptions. Some slight bumping to the spine tips and a little white marking to the front and rear boards. In a near fine, unclipped wrapper with some slight creasing to the top edge. The sequel to The Talisman.
Banks, Gordon A first edition, first printing published by Penguin/Michael Joseph in 2002. This is a fine book. The dust wrapper has not been price clipped and is without notable wear. The boards are free from notable chips and marks and the text blocks are bright and white throughout. The author's signature is on the full title page in blue ink and without inscription. Overall, this is a fine book, signed by England's most loved goalkeeper.
Osman, Richard First editions, first printings. Published by Penguin/Viking between 2020 and 2022. This is a very near fine set. All three titles are without wear (volume one has rubbed corners), making this an exceptional set. Each of the three titles have not been price clipped and show the £14.99, £18.99 and £20.00 net prices. The boards are all free from notable wear and apart from the second title, are without previous owners ink. The authors signature is present on the full title pages in black ink for the first two, and blue for the third. Overall, this is a very near fine set of a contemporary trilogy of classics. Scarce as a set. From one of television's best-loved presenters and producers comes one of the most exciting, refreshing, original and fun new crime series that we've seen in some time.
Grisham, John A first edition, first printing published by Century in 1991. A very good book with some spotting to the page edges, in a very good (or better) dust wrapper which is unclipped. A little rubbed to the spine tips and corners. "The Firm" is a legal thriller novel written by American author John Grisham. It was first published in 1991 and quickly became one of Grisham's most popular and widely-read novels. The book combines elements of legal drama, suspense, and corporate intrigue.
Bulgakov, Mikhail A first edition, first printing published by Collins Harvill in 1971. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good lightly edge worn dust wrapper which is unclipped. "The White Guard" is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov set during the Russian Civil War. It follows the Turbin family, who are members of the anti-Bolshevik White Army, as they navigate the chaos and violence of the conflict in Kiev. The story revolves around their personal struggles, loyalties, and the disintegration of their old way of life. Amidst the backdrop of war, Bulgakov explores themes of identity, duty, and the clash of ideologies. The Turbins, representing the fading aristocracy, are confronted by the rise of the Bolsheviks and the uncertainty of their future. The novel blends historical events with Bulgakov's signature dark humor and vivid characters. It captures the atmosphere of a city torn apart by war, where survival and principles collide.
Fleming, Ian First printing. Paperback in publisher's illustrated card covers, all edges tinted red. Some very light rubbing and a couple of creases to corners otherwise a clean bright copy of a fragile book, housed in a custom-made gilt-titled cloth chemis. Some expected wear, joints rubbed, some damp-marking but no major defects. In "Too Hot to Handle," James Bond is assigned to investigate a case involving the world of diamond smuggling. Bond's mission takes him to various exotic locations, including the United States and the African continent. Along the way, he encounters a variety of characters, including a beautiful woman named Tiffany Case, who becomes a central figure in the story. The novel explores themes of espionage, international intrigue, and the criminal underworld, all of which are common elements in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. As with many of Fleming's Bond novels, "Too Hot to Handle" combines action, suspense, and a touch of romance as Bond works to uncover and thwart a nefarious plot.
Sagan, Francoise A first edition, first printing published by John Murray in 1955. A very good book without inscriptions in a good unclipped wrapper with a chip to the rear panel and some edge chipping. Some spotting to the page edge. "Bonjour Tristesse" is a novel written by French author Françoise Sagan. It was first published in 1954 when Sagan was only 18 years old, and it gained immediate acclaim for its portrayal of youth, love, and existentialism. The title "Bonjour Tristesse" translates to "Hello Sadness" in English.
Malley, Frank A first edition, first printing published by Simon Schuster in 1993. A very good copy with a small rip to the bottom of the spine. Some rubbing to the edges. Inscribed (to Chris) by George Best on the front endpaper.
Sacks, Oliver First edition, first printing. Published by Duckworth in London, 1973. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper has some slight wear at the edges but has not been price clipped, showing the original £3.25 net price. The boards are free from notable chips and marks. The internals are clean, without inscriptions. The text blocks are bright and white, but with some slight marks throughout. Overall, this is a near fine copy of a scarce book. "Awakenings" is a book written by Dr. Oliver Sacks, originally published in 1973. It is also the basis for a 1990 film of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. The book is a non-fiction work that documents Dr. Sacks' experiences working with patients who had been in a catatonic state for decades as a result of an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica in the early 20th century. The central theme of "Awakenings" is the remarkable and emotionally moving account of how Dr. Sacks used a drug called L-Dopa to "awaken" these patients from their catatonic states, essentially bringing them back to life after years of immobility and isolation. The book delves into the medical, psychological, and ethical aspects of this treatment, as well as the profound impact it had on the patients and their families. Through a series of case studies and personal narratives, Dr. Sacks explores the human condition, the mysteries of the brain, and the fragility of life and identity. He raises questions about the nature of consciousness and the complexities of medical intervention. A poignant and thought-provoking work that combines medical history, neuroscience, and personal storytelling to examine the resilience of the human spirit and the power of medical innovation in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.