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  • Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier – 1956 Edition Nice Copy

    Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier – 1956 Edition Nice Copy

    Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca one of the greatest romantic novels of all time … a young bride is thrust into the house of the dead former wife.

    First published in 1938 by Gollancz. This is the 1956 edition of a book that has to run to hundreds of impressions.

    Octavo, 302 pages, in the iconic Gollancz yellow jacket. The key thing about this copy is its fabulous clean condition, rare for a poured over Gollancz yellow cover and a “relatively” early edition.

    “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”

    $40.00

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  • The Parasites  – Daphne du Maurier – First Edition 1949

    The Parasites – Daphne du Maurier – First Edition 1949

    First edition published by Victor Gollancz in 1949. Octavo, 350 pages. A nice copy bar appears to be missing free end paper, the odd mark generally bright and clean. A better than good copy of a true first.

    Daphne du Maurier’s somewhat exotic scandalous story of the Delaney family and they were parasitic. Draws on her own life.

    Vies with Rebecca as her best

    $35.00

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  • Watership Down – Richard Adams – First Australian Edition 1974 – A Fine Copy

    Watership Down – Richard Adams – First Australian Edition 1974 – A Fine Copy

    Richard Adams first book a fantasy story about the natural environment. Adams progressively made up a story about a society of rabbits to amuse his two daughters on long care journeys. His daughters encouraged him to write a book .. which was to win the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize.

    A first Australian Edition 1974 published by Rex Collins of London in conjunction with Angus & Robertson, Australasia. First published in the England in 1972 by the one man publisher Collins having been rejected by the majors. More fools them … the story won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Award … made into the classic animated film, television series etc.

    Large octavo, 412 pages, coloured folding map showing Efrafa, Watership Down etc at the rear. Fine condition in a fine dust jacket rare given an often pored over book.

    Set in Hampshire the story of a colony (or fluffle) of rabbits. Living in a natural habitat they are anthropomorphised in the story with language, culture, mythology etc. Things are not straightforward and they narrowly escape the destruction of their warren by developers … seeking a new home on Watership Down. Complex enthralling storyline.

    Watership Down Australian First a Super Book in Fine Condition… “Bright Eyes .. Burning Like Fire”

    $180.00

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  • Tender is the Night – F Scott Fitzgerald – First UK Revised Edition – Grey Walls Press 1953

    Tender is the Night – F Scott Fitzgerald – First UK Revised Edition – Grey Walls Press 1953

    There are two versions of “Tender”. Scott Fitzgerald was unhappy with the result of his first writing published in 1934. And it was not very successful at the time selling only 12,000 copies.

    Before his death he revised the text and left numerous notes and mark-up’s as well as a complete re-ordering of the work. His friend and literary critic Malcolm Cowley took the notes and helped re-publish the work consistent with Fitzgerald’s wishes.

    Published by Grey Walls Press, London 1953. Octavo, 418 pages. Contents include an xi-page introduction by Cowley which explains the context and corrections. Pages 1 through 392 represent the novel and at the rear through to page 418 we have notes on the manuscripts … genuinely interesting and informative.

    The book is in fine with a complete fine unclipped dust jacket. We have followed this scarce book for years and never come across a better copy.

    In 1932 Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda was hospitalised with metal health issues. Fitzgerald lived near by and started a novel about Dick Diver a promising young psychiatrist and his wife Nicole who also was one of his patients. The story line mirroring his and Zelda’s own lives. The original issue of Tender used flashbacks making the narrative awkward to follow. This revised edition based on Fitzgerald’s notes and mark-up is re-set in chronological order. Fitzgerald regarded “Tender” as his best work.

    First UK Revised Edition by the special Grey Walls Press, London. With the unique dust jacket by Edward Pagram. A real treasure.

    $340.00

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  • Call for The Saint – Leslie Charteris

    Call for The Saint – Leslie Charteris

    A 1951 edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London. Octavo, 253 pages, a trifle marked otherwise a very good copy

    Two Saint tales … one in Chicago with the beautiful Monica and the King of the Beggars. The second in New York with the Masked Angel.

    $40.00 The Saint mixes it up with Angels and Beggars

    $40.00

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  • The Avenging Saint (Formerly called Knight Templar) – Leslie Charteris

    The Avenging Saint (Formerly called Knight Templar) – Leslie Charteris

    This reset edition published in 1953 by Hodder & Stoughton. Octavo, 192 pages, a trifle aged otherwise a very good copy

    The Saint sang a song, and found some of it true, and found a new use for toothpaste after dozing in Green Park.

    The Saint uses toothpaste

    $30.00

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