Modern and modernist literature and fiction.
In English and English translations of foreign literature.

All these prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

More uncataloged fiction titles here

AMIS Martin The Information

Flamingo Harper Collins 1995 first edition, 494pp. ISBN 0002253569 VG hardback in VG dust jacket, with name to title page $15 C/C [FE 4]

AUCHINLOSS Louis The Golden Calves

Houghton Mifflin 1988 first edition, 213pp. ISBN 0395476917 VG hardback quarter cloth in VG- dust jacket with minimal edge rubbing $20 C/C [FE 3]

BARNES Julian A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Cape 1989 first edition. ISBN 0224026690 VG VG pen name to fep, unclipped DW $30 C/C [# 1700 ]

BARTH John The End of the Road

Digit [R871] Brown & Watson 1964 First UK paperback, 224pp. VG paperback with light corner crease to front cover, reading crease to spine joint $9 A/B [PB# 720]

BATES H. E. The Cruise of the Breadwinner

Michael Joseph 1946 first edition, 63pp. G+ hardback in G- dust jacket with light soiling to cloth, inscr to reverse of fep, jacket lacks bottom 50mm of front panel and with some chipping and rubbing. $10 B/A [Item# 29 FE]
Henderson The Rain King

VG VG light rubbing to DW.

$15 C/B [FE 17]

Contemporary Fiction branch of Readers Union 1960 first edition thus hardcover, 341pp.

(ELRIC HOOPER association)
The Old Wives Tale
cover image of The Old Wives Tale, Elric Hooper's Copy, for sale in New Zealand

Nice reissue of this classic tale, formerly in the collection of the actor Elric Hooper.
association copy, theatre, literature

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Jacket has soiling and edge wear with splits.
Free end paper has rubber stamp for Smith's Bookshop, 103 Manchester Street, and 'Elric James Hooper', the noted Christchurch actor.
$30 C/C
Hodder May 1948 reprint, 544pp.
[#5159 ]


VG VG unclipped DW light surface soiling, light rubbing corner tips

$10 C/B [FE 8]

Methuen 1986 first edition hardcover, 190pp. ISBN 0413598705

Changing the Past


$10 C/C [FE 9]

Weidenfeld 1990 first edition hardcover, 285pp. ISBN 0297840134

West of Sunset

VG VG- DW lightly soiled, small edge tear top corner, book light spine leanfianl page light crease bottom corner.

$15 C/B [FE 15]

Allen Lane 1984 first edition hardcover,248pp. ISBN 071391632X

BORGES Jorge Luis  
Selected stories and other writings.
cover image of Labyrinths, selected stories and other writings by Jorge Luis Borges for sale in New Zealand

This new revised edition of the original 1962 publication includes a biographical introduction and a chronology of Borges life and work.
Edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an introduction by William Gibson.
literature, argentine, argentinian

VG+ softback
$15 C/B
New Directions 2007, 256pp.
[#3731 ]

BRAINE John  Life at the Top
VG VG DW lamination starting to peel, short tear at head of upper joint (DW) $10 C/C Eyre & Spottiswoode 1963 first edition hard cover, unclipped DW, 288pp. [# 987 mod first]

cover image of Huntingtower, for sale in New Zealand

Stated first edition.

G+ hardback with light soiling and fading to boards, inscription to half title, pencil name to title.
$20 C/B
Hodder 1922 first edition, 318pp, map end papers.
[#4740 ]

Factotum : A Novel
cover image of Factotum : A Novel by Bukowski

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.
Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.
Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature

VG softback with minor wear to spine ends.
$15 C/B
Black Sparrow Press 1977 fourth printing, 205pp.
[#3536 ]

cover image of Hollywood by Bukowski

The fictionalized account of Bukowski's experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie. Henry Chinaski, (Bukowski), is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot. He reluctantly agrees, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, artists, actors and actresses, film executives and journalists. In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making.
Hollywood is Dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid. It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol. And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature

G+ softback with minor handling soiling.
$15 C/B
Black Sparrow Press 1990 fifth printing, 239pp.
[#3535 ]

The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps
New Poems
cover image of The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps, New poems by Bukowski

Previously unpublished poems.
Bukowski on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature, poetry

VG softback with minor handling soiling.
$15 C/C
Ecco 2003, 352pp.
[#3537 ]

The Pleasures of the Damned : Selected Poems 1951-1993
cover image of The Pleasures of the Damned : Selected Poems 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski

Celebrating the full range of his extraordinary sensibility and uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.
Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls 'the best of the best of Bukowski'.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature, poetry

VG softback
$30 C/C
Cannongate 2010, 528pp.
[#3538 ]

On Going to Bed

VG VG short closed tear rear joint of unclipped DW

$10 B/C [FE 6]

Andre Deutsch 1982 first edition hardcover, 96pp with colour illutrations.ISBN 0233974709

BYATT A. S.   Angels and Insects
VG $8 C/B Vintage 1995 trade paperback. ISBN 0099224313 [PB#1284 modern literature]

CAIN James M  Serenade
Penguin first edition
VG- pen price to cover, age browned pages, sunned spine, slightly foxed wrappers, bumped tail $8 A/A Penguin (901) 1953 sewn paperback, 207pp. [PB# 449 modern literature]

CALLISON Brian  The Judas Ship
VG VG- DW slight sun fade to spine with short split at head of lower joint, tear at top of fore edge fold, book closed top edge soiled, $10 C/C Collins 1978 first edition hard cover, 192pp. Merchant marine vessel damaged by German raider, tries to survive on the high seas. ISBN 0002220075 [# 849 modern first]

CAPOTE Truman 
In Cold Blood
cover image of In Cold Blood
, for sale in New Zealand

A masterpiece of journalism and a powerful crime thriller, inspired by a 300-word article in The New York Times, Capote spent six years exploring and writing the story of Kansas farmer Herb Clutter, his family and the two young killers who brutally murdered them.
An unflinching portrayal of a comprehensible and thoroughly human evil.
ISBN 9780141038391
crime spree, murder, documentary, non fiction, Clutter family Murder,Truman Capote, journalism

VG paperback
$9 A/A
Penguin 2008, 343pp
[PB1669 ]

CARY Joyce - Mister Johnson

Penguin Modern Classics ISBN0140017267 G paperback. $5 A/A [PB1549, 1550 ]

CAVE Nick 
And the Ass saw the Angel
cover image of And the Ass saw the Angel for sale in New Zealand

This first novel by acclaimed Australian songwriter and musician is a fantastic Gothic tragedy.
modern fiction, australian literature

VG paperback
$8 A/A
Penguin reprint, 312pp.
[PB1595 ]

CHESTERTON G K   The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare
VG G, boards slightly discoloured, DW has some tears and wear $10 C/B Arrowsmith 1946 reprint, cloth 192pp [#2100 mod lit]
CLIVE William
Dando on Delhi Ridge, a novel of the Indian Mutiny

VG- G light lean to spine, DW price clipped and with short tears at ends of joints, light chipping spine ends and corners, light staining closed edges, sunned DW spine.

$15 C/B [FE 20]

MacMillan 1971 first edition hardcover, 254pp.

COHEN Leonard 
Beautiful Losers
cover image of Beautiful Losers, for sale in New Zealand

1960's experimental novel.
A vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously witty novel which centres upon the members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, a 17th-century Mohawk saint.
ISBN 0586035788
Early pulp edition.

VG paperback
$12 A/B
Panther 1973, 239pp.
[PB1707 ]

CONRAD Joseph   Heart of Darkness and Other Stories
Oxford World's Classiscs
VG $5 C/B OUP 1998 paperback ISBN 0192833731 [#2048 modern lit]

COZZENS James Gould 
By Love Possessed
cover image of By Love Possessed, for sale in New Zealand

The story follows 49 hours in the life of a small town attorney.
This award winner was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Turned into a feature film in with Lana Turner.

VG hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket, soiled to spine, light edgewear.
Book closed edges dusty.
$10 C/C
Longmans 1958 first UK hardcover, 570pp.
[#5380 ]

DAHL Roald   Kiss Kiss
Eleven short stories by Roald Dahl; "The Landlady, William and Mary, The Way Up to Heaven, Parson's Pleasure, Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, Royal Jelly, Georgy Porgy, Genesis and Catastrophe: A True Story, Edward the Conqueror, Pig, The Champion of the World"

G+ paperback
$5 A/A
Penguin 1974, 233 pages. ISBN0140018328[PB1418 modern literature ]

DEEPING Warwick  The Man on The White Horse
G+ light fade to spine, top half od fep removed $9 C/B Cassell 1934 first edition cloth, 376pp. [# 1336 modern first edition]

De La MARE Walter   The Return
VG copperplate name to fep $10 C/C Collins 1926 cloth reprint. 309pp + adverts. [#2060 modern lit.]

DU MAURIER Daphne  Rebecca
G joints worn , edges rubbed, inscription to fep, foxed prelims and closed edges, reading copy $5 C/C Victor Gollancz 1938 second impression before publication cloth, 446pp [# 850 modern lit]

Du MAURIER Daphne 
The Scapegoat

A lonely academic Englishman meets and exchanges places with his double, a French aristocrat, while visiting France, finding himself caught up in the intrigues and passions of the complex French family.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket.
Closed edges browned.
$10 C/B
Victor Gollancz 1957 first edition, 368pp.
[#5209 ]

Du MAURIER Daphne   The Scapegoat
DW with film still of Alec Guinness and Bette Davis
VG G+ unclipped DW has rubbing as some short edge tears, chipping to tail of spine, small red X to rear paste down $8 C/C Victor Gollancz September 1957 second impression hard cover, 368pp. [#2108 mod literature]

FARRELL James T  Saturday Night and other stories
first UK issue
VG- rubbed joints, light corner creasing, pen initials to inside rear cover $15 A/A Panther [845] 1958 first edition paperback, 192pp [PB# 754 modern literature vintage paperback]

FAULKNER William  Sanctuary
Penguin first edition
VG- small pen price to cover, age browned pages, sunned spine, slightly foxed wrappers $10 A/B Penguin (899) 1953 paperback, 253pp. [PB# 451 modern literature]

FITZGERALD F. Scott The Great Gatsby

Penguin 1985 ISBN 0140007466 VG paperback [PB383 ]

Penguin 2000 ISBN 9780141182636 FINE paperback [#2145]

A Passage to India
cover image of A Passage to India by Red Seal Books.

First US paperback edition by Red Seal Books.

G+ paperback with age browned paper stock, mild edge foxing and pencil name to half-title and title, glue perishing but still holding.
$9 C/B
Modern Age Books Inc. New York 1937, 280 pages.
[#2559 ]

FORSYTH Frederick  The Odessa File
VG VG price clipped DW spine chipped at ends, book has age toned closed edges. $20 C/C Hutchinson 1972 first edition hard cover, espionage thriller with nazi ODESSA group. ISBN 0091130204 [#509 modern first]

FOWLES John   The Magus
Pan with cover by Tom Adams
G+ small split at tail of lower joint $7 A/B Pan 1971 (fifth printing) paperback, 570pp + adverts. ISBN 0330020323 [PB#1299 modern lit.]
10-lb Penalty (Ten Pound Penalty)


$15 C/C [Item# 225 FE]

Michael Joseph 1997 first edition hardcover, 272pp. ISBN 0718142454

Mrs Harris goes to New York

VG VG small hole to upper joint of unclipped DW, bookseller stamp to fep, slightly foxed closed edges.

$10 C/B [FE 7]

Michael Joseph 1960 hardcover, 191pp.

GOLDING William 
Lord of the Flies
cover image of Lord of the Flies, Faber Firsts

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.
fiction, british, 20th century, faber firsts

VG paperback
$7 A/B
Faber 2009, 225pp.
[#3445 ]

GRASS Gunter 
Peeling the Onion
cover image of Peeling the Onion

In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prizewinning author Gnter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through his short war-time service in the Waffen-SS, and the late 1950s, when his book The Tin Drum was published.
autobiography, german literature, tin drum

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with sun faded spine
$20 C/C
Harvill Secker 2007 first edition, 425pp.
[#3462 ]

GREENE Grahame 
The Quiet American
cover image of The Quiet American, for sale in New Zealand

Green's famous novel set in Vietnam.

G hardback with no dust jacket, the page with printed quotes also has another handwritten in ink.
Some sporadic pencil notes in text.
$8 C/B
Heinemann 1956 third printing, 247pp.
[#5158 ]

The Human Factor

VG VG lacks fep, unclipped DW sunfaded spine.

$15 C/C [FE 22]

Bodley Head 1978 first edition cloth, 339pp.

The Street Lawyer

VG+ VG+ DW unclipped under plastic sleeve, minimal light soiling to fep.

$10 C/C [FE 10]

Century 1998 first edition hard cover,348pp. Australian issue. ISBN 0712678212

The Partner

VG+ VG+ DW unclipped under plastic sleeve, minimal light soiling to fep.

$10 C/C [FE 11]

Century 1997 first edition hard cover, 366pp. Australian issue. ISBN 0712661360

The Runaway Jury

VG+ VG+ DW unclipped under plastic sleeve, top corner of fep clipped.

$10 C/C [FE 12]

Century 1996 first edition hard cover, 401pp. Australian issue. ISBN 071266131X

The Rain Maker

VG+ VG+ DW unclipped under plastic sleeve.

$10 C/C [FE 13]

Century 1995 first edition hard cover, 434pp. Australian issue. ISBN 0712654593

The Testament

VG+ VG+ DW unclipped.

$10 C/C [FE 16]

Century 1999 first edition hard cover, 435pp. ISBN 0712678263

GRISHAM John  The Street Lawyer Australian issue
VG VG short splits along top corner folds of DW $10 C/C Century 1998 first edition hardcover, 348pp ISBN 0712678212 [# 937 mod first ]
The 9th Directive Quiller in Bangkok

VG+ VG+ slight fading of red titling to spine of unclipped DW, minimal surface soiling to DW.

$40 C/B [FE 46]

Heinemann 1966 first edition hardcover, 254pp. Spy thriller where Quiller must defeat a band of assassins.

HELLER Joseph 
50th anniversary edition

Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...

VG trade paperback
$10 C/C
Vintage 2011, 540 pp. [#2895 modern literature ]

HELLER Joseph  
cover image of Catch-22

Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...
american, literature, WWII

VG- trade paperback
$9 C/C
Vintage 1994, 519 pp
[#3430/BOX#4 ]

HELLER Joseph  God Knows first edition
VG VG pen name to fep, unclipped DW sunned to spine $15 C/C Cape 1984 first edition hard cover. ISBN 0224022881[# 1699 modern first edition fiction]


A Farewell to Arms
cover image of A Farewell to Arms

The story of a volunteer ambulence driver wounded on the Italian front, the beautiful British nurse with whom he falls in love, and their journey to find some small sanctuary in a world gone mad with war. Drawn from Hemingway's own experiences.
american literature, ww1, first world war, war journalist

VG+ softback
$10 C/B
Scribner 1995, 332pp.
[#3541 ]

The Old Man and the Sea

An early printing of this Nobel prize winning novel.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, minor foxing to closed edges
$20 C/B
Jonathan Cape December 1952 third impression, 127pp.
[#3183 ]

The Old Man and the Sea

The first printing of this edition of Hemingway's Nobel prize winning novel. This has illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard.

VG- hardback with no dust jacket. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners,pencil inscription to free end paper.
$30 C/B
Reprint Society 1953 first edition thus, 117pp.
[#3286 ]

True at First Light
cover image of True at First Light for sale in New Zealand

Written after Hemingway's 1953 safari in Africa, this work is a blend of autobiography and fiction, the final work from the 20th century literary giant.
africa, big game, hunting, fiction

G+ paperback
$5 A/A
Arrow Books 2004, 307pp.
[PB1588 ]

BAKER Carlos 
Ernest Hemingway, a life story.
cover image of Ernest Hemingway, a life story, for sale in New Zealand

Exhaustive biography of this man's man, war correspondent, big-game hunter, big-game fisherman, and exceptional author.
Large heavy book. Edition= A-3,69[C]
literature, american, novelist, twentieth century.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Name to free end paper, faint tape stain to endpapers.
$20 D/D
Charles Scribners 1969 cloth, 697pp + plates.
[#4297 ]

More O. Henry
cover image of More O. Henry, for sale in New Zealand

One Hundred more of the Master's stories introduced by James Hilton.
Thin rice paper but still a hefty book.

VG hardback in VG- price clipped jacket with some wear.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1955 sixth impression, cloth, 1128pp.
[#4726 ]

HESSE Hermann 
cover image of Steppenwolf, for sale in New Zealand

A Faustian story of the humanization of a middle-aged misanthrope.
A "savage indictment of bourgeois society".
This self-portrait of a man who felt himself to be half-human and half-wolf can be seen as a plea for rigorous self-examination and an indictment of intellectual hypocrisy.
ISBN 9780141045535
Translated by Basil Creighton, revised by Walter Sorrell

VG paperback
$8 A/A
Penguin 2009, 253pp.
[PB1665 ]

HOCKING Joseph  All Men Are Liars
G joints split at ends, edges rubbed, corners frayed, lacks fep, frontis tissue foxed, one page detached but present with chipped edges, light foxing throughout, rear hinge cracked a good reading copy $5 C/C Ward Lock undated early 20th century, decorative cloth. 411pp [# 1243 ]

A Diary of Love
cover image of A Diary of Love, for sale in New Zealand

A coming of age novel concerning a young girl on a country estate.

VG hardback in G dust jacket with spine sunned, soiled, edge chipping, closed edges dusty.
$25 C/B
Spearmann 1953 first UK edition, 186pp.
[#5380 ]

HUXLEY Aldous 
Brief Candles
cover image of Brief Candles

Four stories by Aldous Huxley; Chawdron, The Rest Cure, The Claxtons, After the Fireworks.
First edition
modern first edition fiction, short stories.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Spine soiled. Name to free end paper, and mild foxing.
$20 C/C
Chatto and Windus 1930 first edition, 324pp.
[#3604 ]

HUXLEY Aldous 
Brave New World
cover image of Brave New World for sale in New Zealand cover image of Brave New World for sale in New Zealand

An early printing of this famous dystopian novel by a man well acquainted with many of the thinkers behind eugenics and other mind and population control disciplines such as psychiatry and social planning.
dystopian fiction, early edition, mind control, social engineering

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, light wear, rubbed corners, ink number to both paste downs, mild age browning.
$55 C/C
Chatto 1932 fifth impression, cloth, 306pp.
[#3657 ]

HUXLEY Aldous 
Brave New World
cover image of Brave New World, for sale in New Zealand

An early printing of this famous dystopian novel by a man well acquainted with many of the thinkers behind eugenics and other mind and population control disciplines such as psychiatry and social planning.
dystopian fiction, early edition, mind control, social engineering

G+ cloth hardback with NO dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Chatto and Windus 1938 new edition, (8)306(1)pp.
[#4433 ]

INNES Hammond
Air Bridge

VG- G+ soiled cloth, inscription to fep, foxed closed edges, DW edge wear and short closed tears with tidy paper reinforcing to the reverse.

$15 C/B [FE 23]

Collins 1951 first edition cloth, 288pp.

INNES Hammond
Atlantic Fury

VG VG DW minor edge wear or short edge tears.

$10 C/C [FE 24]

Collins 1962 first edition cloth, 318pp.

INNES Hammond
The Big Footprints

VG VG short edge splits to spine ends and corners of unclipped DW.

$10 C/C [FE 25]

Collins 1977 first edition hardcover, 349pp. ISBN0002214229

INNES Hammond
The Doomed Oasis, a novel of Arabia

VG VG name to fep,lightly chipped spine ends and corners of unclipped DW.

$12 C/B [FE 26]

Collins 1960 first edition hardcover, 320pp.

INNES Hammond
The Land God gave to Cain, a novel of the Labrador

VG VG light foxing to endpapers, dusty top edge.

$15 C/B [FE 27]

Collins 1958 first edition hardcover, 255pp.

INNES Hammond
The Land God gave to Cain, a novel of the Labrador

VG VG- light edge wear to price clipped DW, erased pencil to fep.

$10 C/B [FE 28]

Collins 1958 first edition hardcover, 255pp.

INNES Hammond
The Mary Deare

VG VG spine ends of DW splitting at fold, unclipped.

$10 C/B [FE 29]

Collins 1956 first edition hardcover, 256pp.

INNES Hammond
The Strange Land

VG VG DW taped down to endpapers but still a tidy copy in same DWunder plastic sleeve, name top paste down.

$10 C/B [FE 30]

Collins 1954 first edition hardcover, 255pp.

INNES Hammond
The Strode Venturer

VG VG price clipped DW.

$10 C/B [FE 31]

Collins 1965 first edition hardcover, 320pp.

The Children of Men
cover image of The Children of Men by P D James, for sale in New Zealand

A science fiction type novel set in the future where no one is fertile, apocalyptic theme.
ISBN 0679418733
modern first edition

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, quarter cloth.
Small scuff to cover and one small remainder spot to closed bottom page edge.
$15 C/C
Knopf 1992 first US edition, 241pp.
[#4559 ]

JANSSON Tove   The Summer Book
Endless summers of discovery on an island in the Gulf of Finland

G+ paperback, name blacked out to inside cover
$5 A/A
Penguin 1977, 121 pages. ISBN0140042725 [PB1419 modern literature ]

JONES Howard   Tropical Tales
Pocket Book B42, complete and unabridged
G+ light handling wear $5 A/B Pocket Books(UK) 1951 first thus paperback, 184pp [PB#1228 modern lit]

JOYCE James with Introduction and notes by Declan Kiberd 
Annotated Student Edition.

Deals with the events of one day in Dublin, 16th June 1904, now known as "Bloomsday". The principal characters are Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly. "Ulysses" has been labelled dirty, blasphemous and unreadable.

VG trade paperback
$15 C/C
Penguin 2000, lxxxix 1195pp.
[#3114 ]

JOYCE James   Ulysses
with Ulysses:A short History by Richard Ellmann
G+ cover wear $9 C/C Penguin Modern Classics 1968 large paperback, 720pp. [#2047 modern lit.]

JOYCE James edited by Neri Johnson 
cover image of James Joyce Dubliners

Complete edition with introduction, bibliography, appendices, maps and explanatory notes.

VG paperback
$8 C/B
Oxford World's Classics 2000, lx+279pp.

JOYCE James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Penguin 1973, 253pp. ISBN 0140014772 G+ paperback $7 A/B [PB384 ]

Signet ISBN 0451525442 With intro. by Hugh Kenner. VG paperback $5 A/B [PB1304]

KAZANTZAKIS Nikos   Christ Recrucified
G+ spine and covers sunned $7 C/C Faber 1977 large paperback, 470pp ISBN 0571066720 [#1905 modern literature]

Gossip from the forest

VG VG- name to fep, unclipped DW rubbed at edges, light chip spine ends, short closed tear top corner of lower panel.

$15 C/C [FE 44]

Collins 1975 first edition hardcover, 222pp.

Satori in Paris

Kerouac achieved his 'Satori' moment during a hectic period in Paris. First UK paperback edition, ISBN0704310163

G+ paperback, light wear to wraps
$15 A/A
Quartet 1973, 116pp. [PB1428 modern literature ]

Vanity of Duluoz, An Adventurous Education 1935-46

Jack Kerouac writes a coming of age novel set in the USA, and follows the character through college, war-time navy, and the avant-garde undergorund scene. A good reading copy only, or maybe useful as an upgrade dust jacket. ISBN0233960791

G hardback in VG- dust jacket. Ex-library with stamps, some tape rust to endpapers, closed edges foxed, rear hinge loosened, tape stains to boards, unclipped DW has small symbol to spine, and some minor tape rust to edges of fold in flaps.
$45 C/C
Andre Deutsch 1969 first UK edition hard cover, 280pp. [#2480 modern literature ]

The Town and the City


VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket, soft covers slightly rubbed
$20 C/C
Quartet 1973 first thus sewn binding in stiff paper wrappers and pictorial dust jacket, 499pp [#1930 modern literature]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson film cover.

Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electroshock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. The subject of an Oscar-winning film starring Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness. This is the film tie-in paperback release with stills from the film at the centre of the book, and the cast details etc on the covers.
SIGNET 451-W6752

VG paperback, pen name at front page.
$10 A/B
New American Library/ Signet, undated (1975). 272pp + photographs.
[PB1526 ]

KING Francis  Act of Darkness first edition
VG VG unclipped DW small closed tear heel of upper joint $10 C/C Hutchinson 1983 first edition hard cover. ISBN 0091535204 [# 1701 modern first edition fiction]


CALLOW Philip 
Son and Lover; The Young D.H. Lawrence
cover image of Son and Lover; The Young D.H. Lawrence, for sale in New Zealand

A biography of D H Lawrence which reveals his search for emancipation from his mother and the forging of his sexual identity.
Examines the influences and relationships that shaped the young Lawrence.
English Literature, biography, Twentieth century, british, modernist

VG- softback, corner creased.
$15 C/C
Allison and Busby 1998, 316pp + plates.
[#4503 ]

LAWRENCE D H introduced by Mark Schorer  Lady Chatterley's Lover
complete and unabridged first US paperback edition
VG- small nick to spine, spine roll $20 A/B Grove Press 1959 first edition paperback, 384pp. First complete and unabridged US edition based on the third manuscript version of 1928. Introduction by Schorer, preface by Archibald MacLeish. At rear are excerpts from the US District Court ruling that removed the Post Office Ban on the Grove edition. [PB# 690 modern literature]
line between subjects is blue=

Le CARRE John  Single & Single
VG VG fore edge of front DW panel slightly sunned $15 C/C Hodder 1999 first edition hard cover, 336pp ISBN 0340738979 [# 949 mod first]

Le CARRE John  Our Game
Australasian issue
FN FN $15 C/C Hodder 1995 first edition hard cover, 347pp. Publishers marker ribbon intact. ISBN 034064026X [# 950 mod first]

LE CARRE John  Smiley's People
VG VG- unclipped DW light edge wear with short splits at corner folds, book top edge dusty $10 C/C Hodder 1980 first edition hard cover, 327pp ISBN 0340247045 [# 1669 modern first edition]

LEE Harper 
To Kill a Mockingbird
cover image of To Kill a Mockingbird for sale in New Zealand

A classic novel set in the Deep South in the 1930s, in which lawyer Atticus Finch defends an innocent black man accused of raping a white girl.
Pulitzer Prize, american literature,

G+ paperback
$7 A/B
Pan 1974, 285pp.
[PB1598 ]

LEE Harper   To Kill a Mockingbird
VG- reading crease $7 A/A Arrow paperback. ISBN 9780099419785 [PB#1350 mod lit]

LEHMANN John (editor) V S Pritchett, C Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, Sartre, Lorca, Auden, Isherwood 
The Penguin New Writing 7
cover image of The Penguin New Writing 7 for sale in New Zealand

War-time short writings by V S Pritchett, C Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, Sartre, Lorca, Auden, Isherwood and others.
Some first publications.
Literature, Anthology, Short Stories, Penguin first edition

Paperback with sewn sheets in paper wrapper, war time issue cheaper paper, spine has strip of clear tape along the edge and on to both wrappers, convent library stamp to half title and title, small grease spot bottom margin rear few pages.
$9 A/A
Penguin 1941 first edition, 143pp.
[PB1587 ]

The Penguin New Writing.
cover image of The Penguin New Writing, for sale in New Zealand cover image of The Penguin New Writing, for sale in New Zealand

Verse, prose, poety and art.
First printings of some of the contents.
Includes Frank Sargeson, Alan Curnow etc.
literature, british, commonwealth, new zealand content

#27 Spring 1946.
G+ paperback
$10 A/B
Penguin Books, 192pp + plates.
[#5285-27 ]

#29 Autumn 1946.
G+ paperback
$10 A/B
Penguin Books, 186pp + plates and adverts.
[#5285-29 ]

LEHMANN Rosamond 
A Note in Music
cover image of  A Note in Music, for sale in New Zealand

A novel about the relationships between six people which deals with so many daring themes for its time.
British, fiction, first edition

G+ cloth hardback, top of fep clipped, joints rubbed, spine ends frayed.
$10 C/C
Chatto 1930 first edition, 318pp
[#4951 ]

LEM Stanislaw   A Perfect Vacuum

A collection of reviews of books yet to be written

VG paperback
$14 A/A
Mandarin 1991 paperback, 229pp ISBN 074930538X [#2314 fiction ]

LESSING Doris  The Summer Before the Dark
VG $4 A/B Penguin 1975 paperback. ISBN 0140039996 [PB# 114 modlit]
LEWIS Norman
The Day of the Fox


$15 C/B [Item# 8 FE]

Cape 1955 first edition in original pictorial wrappers with folding flaps (price clipped) maybe a proof? Sewn binding. Simmering antagonisms in a post Civil War Spanish fishing village. 259pp

LISTER Stephen 
Sun and Heir

Being the Discursive & Improbable Account of Sundry Journeyings in Search of the Characters, the Plot and Other Essential Raw Material for a Novel in the Romantic Tradition.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket. Jacket has some rubbing or chipping to corners and spine ends. Head of spine tape repaired. Endpapers have mild foxing.
$25 C/B
Peter Davies 1949 first edition, 214pp.
[#3291 ]

The Aquitane Progression

VG VG unclipped, closed edges yellowed.

$30 C/D [FE 2]

Granada 1984 first edition hardcover, 672pp. ISBN 0346114185

MacLEAN Alistair
Breakheart Pass

G+ G name to fep, small stain fore edge of pages, DW chipping and torn at spine ends and corners and with tape repair.

$5 C/C [FE 32]

Collins 1974 first edition hardcover, 192pp. US Cavalry vs Paiute Indians in Nevada 1870s.ISBN 0002215470

MacLEAN Alistair
Force 10 from Navarone

VG VG DW spine sunned, unclipped.

$15 C/C [FE 33]

Collins 1968 first edition hardcover, 254pp.

MacLEAN Alistair
Force 10 from Navarone

VG- VG- head of fep trimmed, DW spine sunned, unclipped.

$10 C/C [FE 34]

Collins 1968 first edition hardcover, 254pp.

MacLEAN Alistair
Ice Station Zebra

VG- VG- head of spine worn, DW some edge and fore edge chipping, tape residue to endpapers,foxed closed edges, comes with BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE band.

$15 C/C [FE 35]

Collins 1963 first edition hardcover, 255pp.

MacLEAN Alistair
Puppet on a Chain

Near Fine Near Fine small nick to tail of DW, faint foxing closed edges.

$15 C/C [FE 36]

Collins 1969 first edition hardcover, 255pp. Another copy VG in lightly worn and slightly chipped DW $10.

MacLEAN Alistair
The Way to Dusty Death

VG VG short tear at bottom edge of front of price clipped DW.

$15 C/C [FE 37]

Collins 1973 first edition hardcover, 222pp. ISBN 0002219476

MacLEAN Alistair
When Eight Bells Toll

VG VG name to fep, faint tape offsetting, small tear top spine corner of price clipped DW.

$10 C/C [FE 38]

Collins 1966 first edition hardcover, 255pp.

MacLEAN Alistair
Where Eagles Dare

VG+ VG small tear to tail of DW lower panel, price clipped.

$15 C/C [FE 39]

Collins 1967 first edition hardcover, 256pp.

MAILER Norman  The Deer Park
VG- VG- DW chipped at corners and spine ends, light wear. $15 C/C Putnam 1955 third impression hardcover, 375pp. US edition. [Item# 11 FCT]

MANN Thomas 
The Magic Mountain
cover image of The Magic Mountain, for sale in New Zealand

Translated by H T Lowe-Porter, and with a postscript by the author on The Making of the novel.
ISBN 0436272377

VG+ hardback in VG+ dustwrapper which is price clipped and bears Secker and Warburg logo to the tail.
$25 C/C
Nationwide Book Service 1979 reprint, 729pp.
[#4902 ]

MANN Thomas 
The Magic Mountain
cover image of The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann for sale in New Zealand

The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) is a dialectic novel set in a sanatorium high in the Swiss Alps.
German literature, modern fiction, Nobel prize for literature 1929

VG- paperback
$8 A/B
Penguin reprint, 716pp.
[PB1594, BOX#2]

MANN Thomas  The Holy Sinner
translated by H T Lowe-Porter
G+ light soiling to cloth, a torn split to backstrip, ex lending library stamps to endpapers only $10 C/C Secker 1952 first English edition cloth, 280pp [# 822 modlit]

The Dean's Elbow
cover image of The Dean's Elbow, for sale in New Zealand

Mark Thewliss and his fiance board the nine ton cutter Sea Flower to practise for a thrilling race on the sea.
A romantic story examining the lives of young 1920s socialites.

VG- cloth hardback, some edge foxing towards rear pages.
$25 C/B
Hodder 1930 first edition, 312+8pp adverts
[#4950 ]

MASTERS John  The Venus of Konpara
first edition review copy
VG VG- foxed closed edges, unclipped DW has rubbed corners and short splits at spine ends, light handling soiling $15 C/B Michael Joseph 1960 first edition hard cover, 256pp. Review slip slipped in at front sent to the Literary Editor of the Otago Daily Times. [#1492 modern first edition fiction ]

MAUGHAM W Somerset  Cakes and Ale
Pocket Books 1158
G+ rubbed edges, foxed rear wrapper, faint pencil price to cover, name to fep $5 A/A Pocket Books [1158] 1957 first edition paperback, 186pp. Cover by Leo Manso. [PB# 738 modern literature vintage paperback]

McCARTHY Mary  A Charmed Life
VG G unclipped DW small splits at corners, light chipping spine ends, age browned and soiled, book tidy, browned closed edges $10 C/C Weidenfeld 1956 first edition hard cover, 335pp. [# 988 mod first]

MILLER Henry   The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
first UK paperback issue
VG- toned paper, light edge wear to wrappers $8 A/B Panther July 1965 paperback [PB#1216 modern lit]

MILLER Henry   Nexus : The Rosy Crucifixion
first UK paperback issue
G toned paper, edge wear to wrapper, taped heel of spine, pen price foot of cover, name to first page $7 A/B Panther 1966 paperback [PB#1217 modern lit]

MILLER Henry   Tropic of Cancer
G toned paper, crease and edge wear to wrapper, writing to first page $7 A/B Panther 1971 paperback [PB#1218 modern lit]

MILLER Henry   Opus Pistorum
first UK paperback issue
VG $8 A/B Star 1984 paperback ISBN 0352315202 [PB#1219 modern lit]

MORRISON Toni   Beloved
movie tie- in cover art
VG price label to rear cover $7 C/B Vintage 2005 paperback ISBN 9780099273976 [#2075 mod lit]

MURAKAMI Haruki   Kafka on the shore
VG- $8 C/B Vintage 2005 trade paperback ISBN 0099458322 [#2046 mod lit.]

NABOKOV Vladimir 

Lolita is a dark and daring story of obsessive love and transgression.
Humbert Humbert's lust for his pubescent stepdaughter, Lolita, shocked readers when it was first published in the 1950s, yet the novel was also celebrated for its beautifully lyrical writing.
Almost fifty years after its first publication, Lolita remains a powerful tale of perversion and love gone wrong.

VG paperback
$8 A/B
Penguin 2008, 361pp.
[PB1528, 1629 ]

NABOKOV Vladimir   Despair
first UK paperback
G+ light crease top corner of cover, minor age browning to paper $5 A/B Panther 1969 paperback, 205pp ISBN 0586028412 cover by John Holmes [PB#1328 modern literature]

NAIPAUL V S   Guerrillas
VG- $4 A/B Penguin 1976 paperback, 253pp ISBN 0140043233 [PB# 413 modlit]


NIN Anais 
A Spy in the House of Love.
cover image of A Spy in the House of Love, for sale in New Zealand

An erotic literary work by this feminist icon.
fiction, literature, erotica

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
A few pencil numbers to end paper, boards slighlty soiled by dust and handling.
A few page corners have been folded over.
$20 C/B
Spearman 1955 First Edition, 136pp.
[#4248 ]

NIN Anais, edited by Gunther Stuhlmann 
The Diary of Anais Nin (Vols. 1-4)

Nin's personal diaries where she explores her friendships, writing, and personal life and difficulties.
Includes Henry Miller and his wife June, and Anais discusses her psychoanalytic sessions.
These expurgated diaries cover; Volume I (1931 1934), Volume II (1934 1939), Volume III (1939 1944), Volume IV (1944 1947).
Anais Nin, Paris, Left Bank, Henry Miller, women's writing, 1930s, 1940s, avant garde, bohemia, feminism

G+ softbacks in slip case.
Some reading wear and minor soiling.
$55 D/D
Harvest Books 1966-1971 (maybe later printings). 369+357+327+235pp.
[#4140 ]

cover image of The Diary of Anais Nin (Vols. 1-4) for sale in New Zealand cover image of The Diary of Anais Nin (Vols. 1-4) for sale in New Zealand cover image of The Diary of Anais Nin (Vols. 1-4) for sale in New Zealand cover image of The Diary of Anais Nin (Vols. 1-4) for sale in New Zealand

An Interview with Anais Nin
cover image of An Interview with Anais Nin for sale in New Zealand

Transcript of an interview with Anais Nin, where she speaks of her work, and her mentors.
Henry Miller, Left Bank, Literature, Avant Garde, Feminist

G+ softback
$15 C/A
Village Press 1973 first UK edition, 35pp.
[#4110 ]

Bomb Culture
cover image of Bomb Culture for sale in New Zealand

A semi-autobiography of Nuttal with huge amounts of references to all the 1960s counterculture figures such as William S Burroughs , Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac ,Timothy Leary and many more artists, philosophers and radical, poets etc.
american left, hippies, beatnik, literature, avant garde

VG paperback
$10 C/B
Paladin 1972, 252pp.
[#4134 ]

The Informer
cover image of The Informer, a novel by Liam O'Flaherty, for sale in New Zealand

First published in 1925, this novel of the Irish Rebellion won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
ISBN 0224605429
Irish literature, twentieth century, fiction, Ireland

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket.
Jacket has strongly sunfaded spine, Pen gift inscription to inside of cover.
$10 C/B
Jonathan Cape 1971, 272pp.
[#4704 ]

O'HARA John 
And Other Stories
cover image of And Other Stories by John O'Hara, for sale in New Zealand

A collection of twelve stories.
ISBN 0340042753
modern first edition

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Publisher lamination at lower joint lifting but not split or chipped.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1969 first UK edition, 336pp.
[#4706 ]

O'HARA John 
Lovey Childs; A Philadelphian's Story
cover image of Lovey Childs; A Philadelphian's Story, for sale in New Zealand

A novel set in the 1920s.
ISBN 0340128917
modern first edition

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket ( price clipped).
$35 C/C
Hodder 1970 first UK edition, 249pp.
[#4707 ]

O'HARA John 
The Instrument
cover image of The Instrument, for sale in New Zealand

A novel concerning a Broadway playwright.
ISBN 0340029587
modern first edition

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
Publisher lamination on dust jacket at fore edge fold and joints lifting but not split or chipped.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1968 first UK edition,, 297pp.
[#4708 ]

ORWELL George   In Front of Your Nose
Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell Volume 4
VG $8 A/B Penguin 1971 paperback , 621pp ISBN 0140031545 [PB#1266 modern literature]

ORWELL George   My Country Right or Left
Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell Volume 2
VG $8 A/B Penguin 1971 paperback , 540pp ISBN 0140031529 [PB#1267 modern literature]

PEAKE Mervyn   Titus Alone
VG name at front $5 A/B Penguin 1979 pb. ISBN 0140030913 {PB#1320 modern literature]

PIERRE DBC   Ludmila's Broken English
VG $7 C/B Faber 2006 first paperback issue ISBN 9780571230952 [#2076 mod lit]

PIRSIG Robert M   Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
G+ paperback $8 A/B Corgi1976. ISBN 0552101648 [PB#1377]


PLATH Sylvia 

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.

VG softback
$9 C/ letter rate overseas
Faber 1972, 86pp.
[#3048 ]

PLATH Sylvia 
The Bell Jar
cover image of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath for sale in New Zealand

Sylvia Plath's only novel, the life of Esther Greenwood, from schooling to work and a mental breakdown, and of a year in a mental asylum.
A semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before Plath's suicide
modern literature, female, feminist, american, ted hughes, depression

G+ paperback which has been contact sealed
$8 A/B
Faber 1980, 258pp. [#4114 ]

PLATH Sylvia 
The Colossus
cover image of The Colossus, for sale in New Zealand

Originally published in 1960, The Colossus was the only volume of Sylvia Plath's poetry published before her death in 1963.
Showing a scholarly dedication to the craft, the poems in this collection are brimming with originality and the startling imagery that would later confirm her status as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century.
ISBN 0571098649
women's literature, British

VG softback.
$8 A/A
Faber 1987, 79pp.
[#4565 ]

PLATH Sylvia   The Journals of Sylvia Plath
edited by Ted Hughes and Frances McCullough
VG paperback $8 A/B Ballantine Books 1991. ISBN 0345351681 [PB#1378]

PLATH Sylvia  
Letters Home: Correspondence 1950-1963

Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the 1950s, meeting and marriage to Ted Hughes, and up to her death in 1963.
Edited by Aurelia Schober Plath.
ISBN 0060133724

VG- cloth hardback, light fade to spine, missing the dustjacket.
$20 C/C
Harper & Row 1975 first edition, 502pp.
[#5729 ]

STEINER Nancy Hunter 
A Closer look at Ariel
A memory of Sylvia Plath

Memoir by a Smith College roommate and friend of Plath, which casts light on her work and psychology.

G+ softback with some handling wear. Sewn binding but in card wraps.
$8 C/A
Faber 1976, 88pp.
[#3003 ]

Bitter Fame
A Life of Sylvia Plath

"The best critical biography of Plath yet, poet Stevenson's volume offers a convincing reinterpretation of a complex and controversial life." Publishers Weekly.

G+ softback with mild creases to covers. Remainder striped bottom closed page edge.
$15 C/C
Houghton Mifflin 1989 first edition, 413pp.
[#3004 ]

POE Edgar Allan   Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Collins Library of Classics
G+ lightly rubbed or soiled cloth $5 A/B Collins undated cloth, 476pp. Small format (paperback size). [#2122 mod lit]

POTTER Dennis 
cover image of Blackeyes by Dennis Potter, for sale in New Zealand

The elderly half-forgotten author Maurice Kingsley uses his beautiful fashion model niece Jessica's life as a model for a book, embroidering it with his own quirky insights into a surprise best-seller, a modern parable for a wasted life that becomes a candidate for the Booker Prize.
ISBN 0571150160
fiction, novel, british, The Singing Detective

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, but lacks fep, name and date to half title.
$10 C/B
Faber 1987 first edition, 184pp.
[#4842 ]

PROUST Marcel   In Search of Lost Time
2-Within a Budding Grove; 3-The Guermantes Way; 4-Sodom and Gomorrah; 5-The Captive + The Fugitive; 6-Time Regained + A Guide to Proust.
The new, fully revised and updated edition of the Scott Moncrieff and Kilmartin translation of Prousts masterpeice. Volumes for sale separately. ISBN9780099362319 ISBN9780099362418 ISBN9780099362517 ISBN9780099362616 ISBN9780099362715

VG trade paperbacks
$10 per volume C/C
Vintage 1996, various pagination per volume. [#2675 modern literature ]

RAND Ayn   The Fountainhead Ayn Rand's novel about Objectivism

Good used paperback with foxed closed edges, worn wrappers $5 A/B Mayflower 1979, 680pp ISBN 0583121268 [BOX#12]

RAND Ayn   The Fountainhead Ayn Rand's novel about Objectivism

Good used paperback with hole clipped to top corner of cover, $8 A/B Harper Collins 1994, 680pages. ISBN 0586012648 [PB#1380 ]

RICE Elmer  A Voyage to Purilia
Penguin first edition
VG- small pen price to cover, age browned pages, sunned spine, slightly foxed wrappers $6 A/A Penguin (902) 1954 sewn paperback, 185pp. [PB# 450 modern literature]

ROSE Joel 
Kill The Poor
cover image of Kill The Poor by Joel Rose, for sale in New Zealand

Jo-Jo Peltz and his wife move to Alphabet City, a slum on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan.
Returning to the same block where his grandparents lived in 1903, he finds the neighborhood drastically changed by gangs and random crime.
New York, fiction

G+ paperback, cover creased.
$7 C/B
Paladin 1990 UK paperback original, 285pp.
[#5210 ]

SAGAN Francoise trsl Westhoff  The Heart-Keeper
VG VG- name to fep, price clipped DW sunned spine and short tears at head of spine and top left of cover. $10 C/B John Murray 1968 first edition hard cover, 100pp [#508 modern first]

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, an Introduction
First Penguin edition
cover image of Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, an Introduction, for sale in New Zealand

The first Penguin paperback printing in the year after the first UK edition was released by Heinemann.
american literature, modern fiction

G+ paperback with some mild foxing
$10 A/A
Penguin 1964 first edition thus, 157pp.
[PB1593 ]

SANCHEZ Thomas  Rabbit Boss The tragic saga of the Washo Indian
G+ insect damage to fore edge of front wrapper otherwise tidy $8 A/B Penguin 1977 first thus paperback, 519pp. Fiction based on experiences of the Washo, North American Indians, Native American ISBN 0140041370 [PB# 952 modern literature]

Jean-Paul SARTRE

SARTRE Jean-Paul 
Three Plays

Crime Passionel, Men without Shadows, The Respectable Porstitute. Translated from the French by Kitty Black. First English edition.

Vg hardback with name to paste down and minor foxing to closed top edge in a G+ dust jacket with loss to tail of spine, chipped at head and with some foxing.
$10 C/B
Hamish Hamilton 1949, 187pp [#2725 modern literature, play script, theatre ]

SARTRE Jean-Paul   Words
Reminiscences of a precocious childhood within French provincialism before the First World War. Translated by Irene Clephane.

VG paperback
$5 A/A
Penguin 1977, 158 pages. ISBN0140027270 [PB1417 autobiography, literary ]

SARTRE Jean-Paul   Iron in the Soul
VG- wear at head of spine $7 A/B Penguin 1971 paperback 349pp. ISBN 0140020454 [PB#1294 mod lit]

Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre
cover image of Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre, for sale in New Zealand

The loving friendship between Simone de Beauvior and Jean-Paul Sartre lasted for over half a century and ended with Sartre's death in 1980.
Adieux is a devastatingly frank account of the last years of Sartre's life and his death.
It also consists of long conversations which they taped in 1974 at the onset of his increasing blindness, in which, under de Beauvior's gentle probing, Sartre expresses himself fully - on women and politics, his childhood, religion and food.
existentialism, French, philosophy, politics

VG paperback
$10 C/B
Penguin 1985, 453pp.
[#4412 ]

SELBY Hubert
Last Exit to Brooklyn (UK edition)

VG VG DW rubbed to corners, unclipped.

$30 C/C [FE 21]

Calder & Boyars April 1966 second impression of first UK edition, hardcover, 234pp.

Devil Water

VG VG- unclipped DW lightly sunned spine with light edge wear to spine ends and corners.

$30 C/C [FE 14]

Hodder 1962 hard cover, 574pp. Genealogical and map endpapers, historical novel in time of Jacobite Uprising early eighteenth century.


VG VG private library stamp to title,small pen doodle rear fep, unclipped DW chipped at head of spine.

$10 C/C [FE 18]

Hodder 1966 first edition hardcover, 384pp map endpapers. Historical fiction set in 10th century Cornwall as well as Iceland and Vinland.

SHAW Irwin  The Young Lions
VG- G+ DW soiled and with edge chipping to spine ends and corners, light foxing to closed edges $20 C/C Cape 1949 UK first edition cloth, 665pp Ficition set during the Second World War. [#1108 first edition]

SHELLEY Mary Edited Johanna M Smith 
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

Complete, Authoritative 1831 text of Framkenstein by Mary Shelley, with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from five contemporary critical perspectives. critical history by Mary Lowe-Evans, psychoanalytic criticism by David Collings, feminist criticism by Johanna M. Smith, Marxist criticism by Warren Montag, Cultural criticism by Lee E. Heller.

VG softback, pen name at head of title page
$20 C/C
Bedford/ St Martins 1992, x 352pp. [#2818 modern literature]

SHUTE Nevil  The Rainbow and the Rose
VG VG DW sunned spine and light foxing, book has light foxing to prelims and closed edges $20 C/C Heinemann 1958 (Australian price printed on DW flap) first edition hard cover, 306pp [# 753 mod first]

SHUTE Nevil  
Trustee from the Toolroom

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket with chipped spine ends and splits down fore edge folds, brown spot at head of front cover.
$5 C/C
Heinemann 1960 first edition, 312pp,
[#915 ]

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with edge wear and minor edge chipping.
$15 C/C
Heinemann 1960 first edition, 312pp.
[#5699 ]

VG- hardback in G+- dust jacket with edge wear, short tears to folds and minor edge chipping. Lacks free end paper.
$10 C/C
Heinemann 1960 first edition, 312pp.
[#5700 ]

cover image of Trustee from the Toolroom, for sale in New Zealand

SHUTE Nevil  On The Beach (uniform edition)
VG VG unclipped DW faint wear, name to fep, light spine lean. $10 C/B Heinemann 1958 reprint in Uniform Edition, cloth, 312pp. [Item# 293 FCT]

Presidential Mission
G+ light surface insect wear to spine, gift inscription to fep. $10 C/C T Werner Laurie 1948 first edition cloth, 608pp. [FCT 22]

Co-Op, a novel of Living Together.
VG- sunned spine, name to fep. $10 C/B T Werner Laurie 1948 second impression cloth, 415pp. [FCT 23]

The Jungle
VG- light surface insect damage (minimal), light faint foxing. $9 C/B T Werner Laurie 1946 cloth, 411pp. [FCT 24]

SINCLAIR Upton  Wide is the Gate
World's End series book 4
VG $10 CC Werner Laurie 1944 reprint hard cover, 640pp. Clean copy lacks DW. [#1858 fiction]

SINGER Isaac Bashevis  The Penitent
VG $5 B/A Penguin 1986 paperback, 127pp. ISBN 0140073965 [# 986 mod lit]
SMITH Martin Cruz
Gorky Park

VG VG- unclipped DW worn to edges with mild chipping to upper fore edge corners, light spine lean.

$15 C/C [FE 45]

Collins 1981 first edition hardcover, 365pp, Crime serial killer thriller set in Moscow made into a blockbuster film. ISBN 0002222787.

SMITH Thorne

SMITH Thorne 
The Jovial Ghosts
cover image of The Jovial Ghosts, for sale in New Zealand

The Misadventures of Topper
A comic fantasy involving sex, much drinking and ghosts.
This is the first Topper title, and was published with that title also.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Minor chipping to spine ends, light soiling to rear wrapper.
$30 C/B
Methuen 1956, 312pp
[#5393 ]

Rain in the Doorway
The Stray Lamb
The Jovial Ghosts
The Bishop's Jaegers
Topper takes a trip
all lack DWs, and with light wear or fading to boards, some lack feps or have inscriptions, most are lightly foxed, email if you need more details. $9 C/B All are Methuen reprints in cloth (except Rain in the Doorway). Humour written in the 1930s involving ghosts and witches etc. [FCT 25]

SMITH Wilbur 
Hungry as the Sea

A thriller set on the seas of Africa and Antarctica.
" The 'Golden Prince' is deposed: once the flamboyant chairman of a huge shipping consortium, now the captain of a salvage tug such is the revolution in the life of Nick Berg.
Then a cruise ship, stranded with six hundred people in the frozen wastes of the Antarctic, could be his chance to fight back. His heroic salvage of the liner in some of the most terrifying weather on this planet sweeps him back to even greater power and an even more deadly conflict with the man who has supplanted him as chairman."

G hardback in G worn and soiled but generally intact price clipped dust jacket with sunned spine. Small pen note to paste down.
$10 C/C
Heinemann 1978 first edition, 377pp.
[#3269 ]

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with lightly sunned spine and has been contact sealed with small bookseller label underneath the contact film, the contact is to the exterior of the jacket only, not wrapped around to the reverse. Old cellotape rust to edge of fold in flaps and paste downs, endpapers slightly discoloured from offset foxing, light foxing to closed edges.
$20 C/C
Heinemann 1978 first edition, 377pp.
[#238 ]

SMITH Wilbur 
A Sparrow Falls

Another instalment in the Courtney saga. " Sean Courtney, who made and lost 5 million on the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and fought his way through the bloody battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War, now makes his final appearance as soldier, statesman and power in the land.
War and a bitter estrangement have lost him his own sons. But when Fortune brings him young Mark Anders, a man as dear to him as his own blood, Sean is drawn into a drama as turbulent as any in his life.
From the devastation of the trenches in northern France, through the violence of the Johannesburg strikes during the early 'twenties, to the serene splendours of the African wilderness, this novel vibrates with Sean's towering personality and is driven forward with unquenchable energy by young Mark, relentless in his pursuit of justice."

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor handling and minor sun fade to front panel.
$10 C/C
BCA 1977 published same year as the Heinemann first issue. 539pp.
[#3270 ]

SMITH Wilbur 
Birds of Prey
cover image of Birds of Prey, for sale in New Zealand

Part of the Courteney saga.
ISBN 033365330

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$15 C/C
MacMillan 1997 first edition, 554pp, map endpapers.
[#5431 ]

SMITH Wilbur 
A Time to Die
cover image of A Time to Die, for sale in New Zealand

Part of the Courtney saga.
ISBN 0434714208

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
Name to free end paper.
$15 C/C
Heinemann 1989 first edition, 461pp + adverts.
[#5432 ]

SMITH Wilbur 
cover image of Rage, for sale in New Zealand

Part of the Courtney saga.
ISBN 0434714186

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
Small pen marks next to list of titles, name to free end paper, very minor spotting to closed edges.
$15 C/C
Heinemann 1987 first edition, 627pp + adverts.
[#5433 ]

SMITH Wilbur
The Burning Shore

VG VG unclipped DW, light spine lean.

$25 C/C [Item# 30 FE]

Heinemann 1985 first edition hardcover, 435pp + adverts. ISBN 043471416X

SMITH Wilbur
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

VG VG unclipped DW, light spine lean, faint offset adhesive ghost to feps from DW cover.

$25 C/C [Item# 31 FE]

Heinemann 1984 first edition hardcover, 367pp + adverts. ISBN 0434714151.

SMITH Wilbur
Wild Justice

VG VG- minor mark from erased pencil top corner of fep, DW price clipped with some edge wear and sunned spine, light splits at joint ends, minor water spot very tip of bottom corner rear pages.

$45 C/C [Item# 39 FE]

Heinemann 1974 first edition hardcover, 307pp. ISBN 434714079.

cover image of Solzhenitsyn, for sale in New Zealand

A biography of the author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, famously persecuted by Stalinist Russia, who fictionalised his experiences in his novels.
ISBN 0349104433
russia, literature, cold war, soviet, stalin

G+ paperback
$8 C/B
Abacus 1973 soft cover 445pp+ plates
[#4949 ]

STANDISH Robert  Blind Tiger
VG- sunned spine, lower joint splitting, name to fep. $10 C/B Peter Davies 1956 first edition cloth, 312pp. [FCT 26]

East of Eden
cover image of East of Eden Steinbeck Centennial Edition, for sale in New Zealand

A novel of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, which Steinbeck used a a vehicle for describing the Salinas Valley in detail.
An epic in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love s absence.
Steinbeck Centennial Edition

VG softback, sewn sheets and French flaps.
$10 C/C
Penguin2002 first thus edition, 601pp
[#4408 ]

The Grapes of Wrath
cover image of The Grapes of Wrath

The novel that won John Steinbeck the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 endures as his masterpiece. An extraordinary book which caused a storm of controversy, it remains one of the most powerful and persuasive novels of human tragedy and endurance ever written.
The narrative follows the destiny of the Joads, a family of refugee farmers from Oklahoma who abandon the dustbowl to head west, for the fields and orchards of California. Travelling in a beat-up truck with all their possessions, they are impelled by hope of work, but the promised land turns out to be a world of labour camps, hungry people and broken dreams, the scene of an elemental conflict between migrant workers and company thugs.
american modern literature

VG- paperback
$8 A/ B
Minerva 1992, 535pp.
[#3451 ]

TARTT Donna   The Secret History
VG $8 C/C Penguin 1993 paperback ISBN 0141013397 [#2079 mod lit]

TARTT Donna   The Secret History
VG paperback $7 A/B Penguin 2008. ISBN 9780141037691 [PB#1374 mod lit]

THOMAS Craig  Snow Falcon
VG+ VG+ $15 Michael Joseph 1979 first edition hard cover, 348pp ISBN 0718118359 [# 825 modfirst]


EDWARDS Colin, edited by David N. Thomas  
Dylan Remembered
Volume One 1914-1934
cover image of Dylan Remembered: 1914-1934 for sale in New Zealand

Culled from archive tapes stored at the National Library of Wales following the death of Colin Edwards, who had interviewed everyone he could find with a Dylan Thomas connection as the groundwork for an intended biography.
David N. Thomas has edited the transcribed tapes, discovering startling new information about Thomas's life and writing.
Volume One covers Dylan's life to the age of twenty, when he left Swansea for what he hoped would be a bohemian life in London.
Wales, Welsh, Celtic, poetry, literature, biography

VG softback with gift inscription to first page.
$15 C/C
Seren / Poetry Wales Press 2003, 314pp.
[#4229 ]

TOOLE John Kennedy   A Confederacy of Dunces
VG $8 A/B Penguin 2009 paperback. ISBN 9780141045641 [PB#1292 modern literature]

TREW Antony   The White Schooner
First Edition
VG small mark to closed top edge in G+ unclipped DW edge wear with short splits at spine ends $15 C/C Collins 1969 first edition hard cover. [#2133 fiction]

Seven Little Australians
cover image of Seven Little Australians, for sale in New Zealand

Judy's father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible; but all seven children were really too much for him and most of the time they ran wild at their rambling riverside home, Misrule.
Step inside and meet them all; dreamy Meg, and Pip, daring Judy, naughty Bunty, Nell, Baby and the youngest, 'the General'.
Come and share in their lives, their laughter and their tears.
ISBN 9780143204862
australian, children's fiction, colonial

VG paperback
$8 A/A
Penguin 2010, 177pp.
[PB1666 ]

Rabbit Redux

Sequel to Rabbit, Run, Updike resumes the spiritual quest of Harry Rabbit Angstrom. Ten years have passed; the former athlete has become a thirty-six-year-old conservative, and America has become the 1960s world of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence. Rabbit is abandoned by his family, and his home invaded by a runaway and a radical. Yet he clings to semblances of decency and responsibility, and yearns to belong and to believe.

VG- hardback in VG- price clipped dust jacket with small splt at corner fold and some edge wear. Book closed edges dusty.
$15 C/C
Andre Deutsch 1972 first edition, 407pp
[#3146 ]

VIDAL Gore  Kalki a novel
VG VG price clipped DW has a few very short edge tears $10 C/C Random House 1978 first trade edition quarter cloth, 255pp. ISBN 0394420535 [# 1020 modern first edition]

VONNEGUT Kurt   Deadeye Dick
G+ sunned spine $8 A/B Paladin 1990 paperback. ISBN 058609010X [#2078 mod lit]

VONNEGUT Kurt   Mother Night
G+ wear to covers, ghost of marker price to front cover $5 A/B Panther 1973 first UK paperback. ISBN 0586036490 [PB#1332 mod lit]

WALSH Maurice  Castle Gillian
Australian edition
G+ G+ inscription to endpapers, foxed closed edges, unclipped DW with light wear and soiling under plastic sleeve taped down to endpapers $15 C/B A&R 1946 second Australian printing, cloth, 252pp. [# 1303 modern fiction]

WIESEL Elie   Night
translated by Marion Wiesel
VG $7 C/A Penguin Modern Classics 2006 first paperback edition of this translation, xxi 120pp. Holocaust novel. ISBN 0140189890 [#2045 modern literature]
The Female City

VG VG lightly soiled DW chipped at head of sunned spine, feps browned.

$15 C/C [Item# 10 FE]

T Werner Laurie 1954 first edition hardcover, 497pp. Sixth century Constantinople and the rise of Theodora from courtesan to Empress of the Roman Empire. Historical fiction.

The World of William Clissold
cover image of The World of William Clissold, for sale in New Zealand cover image of The World of William Clissold, for sale in New Zealand

Three Volume complete set.

G+ cloth hardbacks, name and book label to paste down, spine lean, light wear.
$35 C/C
Ernest Benn 1926 first edition, 885pp. Stated Dominions and Colonies edition.
[#4859 ]

WELLS H. G.   The Passionate Friends, a novel
First Edition in Empire Library issue
G+ spine browned, rubbed at spine ends and corners, light foxing to endpapers, short splits at head and tail of spine, 'Campbell' in ink to closed top edge, decorative cloth boards discoloured $20 C/C MacMillan 1913 first edition with 'Macmillan's Empire Library' at head of title page and also at foot of spine. 356pp + 8pp catalogue for Empire Library, (dated 5.11.13) [#2062 modern lit].

VG VG unclipped DW small split head of fore edge fold, light surface soiling rear panel. ISBN 0224023632

$10 C/C [FE 19]

Cape 1986 first edition hardcover, 288pp.

The Pathway

Reissue of this novel first issued in 1928.

G+ brown cloth hardback with no dust jacket, name stamp to free end paper.
$10 C/B
Faber 1944 reprint (first thus), 418pp.
[#5128 ]

WILLIAMSON Henry   The Sun in the Sands first edition
VG- handling wear to cloth, name to paste down, pencil to rear fly, $10 C/B Faber 1945 first edition, cloth. Frontis port. photo of author. [#2044 modern literature]

Adrift in Soho
cover image of Adrift in Soho by Colin Wilson, for sale in New Zealand

A novel in which Harry Preston (a thinly disguised Colin Wilson) moves to 1950s London looking for adventure.
Moving into the impoverished and seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation, he lives in bed-sits and associates with actors, prostitutes and assorted Soho Bohemians.

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket.
Jacket unclipped and tidy, slightly handling soiled. Book has minor foxing to closed edges.
$30 C/B
Victor Gollancz 1961 second impression before publication, 224pp.
[#5094 ]

G hardback in G dust jacket. Ex library with stamps etc.
Jacket has shelf mark to spine and some tape residue to upper and lower edges, head of spine a little chipped.
Book rebound in red library cloth.
$15 C/B
Victor Gollancz 1961 second impression before publication, 224pp.
[FE48 ]

The World of Violence, a novel

G ex library with stamps etc. book boards have some tape staining.

$20 C/B [FE 47]

Gollancz 1963 first edition hardcover, 272pp. DW may be useful for a better copy.

WODEHOUSE P. G.   Indiscretions of Archie
early Popular edition
VG, light foxing to closed edges, ink name to fep dated 1924 $20 C/C Herbert Jenkins undated reprint, beige cloth with brown titling, ten titles on list of books at front, 320pp no adverts [#2007 humour]

WODEHOUSE P. G.   Piccadilly Jim
early reprint
VG, light lean to spine, light foxing to fore edge, pencil name to fep $20 C/C Herbert Jenkins undated reprint green cloth with black titling, ten titles on list of books at front, 316pp [#2008 humour]

WODEHOUSE P. G.   Money For Nothing
third printing completing 40,138 copies
G, rubbed spine joints and ends, lacks prelims, starts at title which is browned, some scattered foxing, $12 C/C Herbert Jenkins undated reprint, brick cloth with black titling, 312 + 8pp adverts, [#2009 humour]

WODEHOUSE P. G.   Jeeves in the Offing
G+ light wear to covers $5 A/B Penguin 1984 pb ISBN 0140020470 [PB#1321 modern literature]
If I Were You

G lower joint splitting, light soiling to cloth, private library stamps to fep, top corner of fep trimmed, light tape rust to endpapers, binding loosening at rear hinge, closed edges lightly foxed, small stain to rear fep and last page of adverts, a good binding copy to recase in original boards.

$30 C/C [FE 43]

Herbert Jenkins 1931 stated first edition, 280pp + 8pp adverts.

WOLFE Tom   A Man in Full
G+ light wear $7 A/B Picador 1999 paperback ISBN 0330354795 [PB#1296 mod lit]

WOOLF Virginia   Mrs Dalloway
introductions by Carol Ann Duffy and Valentine Cunningham
VG $7 A/B Vintage 2000 paperback ISBN 0099982404 [#2074 mod literature]

WOOLF Virginia  Night and Day
New Impression Hogarth Press
G VG- ex library with stamps, DW price clipped and with small red dot to spine, small split to fore edge fold, DW sleeve taped to boards $15 C/C Hogarth Press 1971 hard cover, 538pp. [# 913 mod lit]

WOOLF Virginia  Orlando, a biography.
Definitive Collected Edition.
VG-light wear small gift inscription bottom corner half title,small puncture from rear cover bottom corner through last ten pages. $10 B/B Hogarth Press 1992 trade paperback,xviii 226pp. Includes authors introduction plus list of variants between US and UK editions. ISBN 070120995X [FCT 21]

WOOLF Virginia 
To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf's most popular novel.

VG- paperback.
$6 A/A
Grafton 1988, 192pp. ISBN 9780586044506
[PB1559 ]

VG- paperback.
$6 A/A
Panther 1977, 192pp. ISBN 0586044507
[PB1702 ]

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