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Banks, Iain: The Bridge. London: Macmillan, 1986. First edition, signed by the author. 8vo., pp. [x], 259, [i]. Very slightly toned towards page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very vague crease to headcap but very good overall. Autographed to title-page. When interviewed by SFX Magazine in 1994 The Bridge was Banks' favourite of his novels, as well the one he thought to be technically the best. "Definitely the intellectual of the family, it's the one that went away to University and got a first. I think The Bridge is the best of my books."('The Books of Iain Banks - and Iain M. Banks')   Ref: 51373 
£175
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Block, Lawrence: Hit List. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 296. Quarter black cloth, black boards, red-lettered spine. Top edge dusty but still a very good copy indeed. Author signed to title-page. The second of Block's five works featuring the hitman Keller.   Ref: 50459 
£20
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death Likes It Hot. London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 212. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Patches of staining to fore-edge corners of free endpapers front and rear (possibly from metal clips?) transferring a little to half-title and final leaf, edges lightly toned, good. Small inkstamp of Tyrell's Book Shop, Pacific Highway to front paste-down. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal's Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51550 
£40
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Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition copy of Chatwin's second published work.   Ref: 50437 
£30
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Christie, Agatha: Hallowe'en Party. London: published by Collins for The Crime Club, 1969. First edition. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. A little cocked, endpapers very slightly toned but still very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep. Christie's 39th book (including short story collections as well as novels) to feature Hercule Poirot.   Ref: 51549 
£20
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Deaver, Jeffery: Carte Blanche. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 436. Red cloth, red metallic title to spine and 007 logo to upper board., fine. Waterstone's 'Signed by the Author' sticker and very minor smudges to white dustwrapper, near fine. Author's signature to title-page.   Ref: 43290 
£18
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Dickens, Charles: (Fildes, S.L. illus.:) The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, bound from parts. 8vo., pp. [viii], 190, [ii] + engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title-page and 12 further plates, as called for. Final leaf blank, bound without the publisher's catalogue and advertisemnts sometimes found at the rear. Some foxing (mostly marginal), slight separation between p.86 and p.87 at gutter but sound. Contemporary half green calf, black gilt title labels to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. A little scuffed, edges rubbed, very good. Ownership inscription dated 1870 to front endpaper, the first name 'Agnes' but the rest illegible. First edition with all internal flaws listed by Smith in his Bibliographical Catalogue (Heritage, 1982). Bound from the six monthly parts issued from April to September of 1870, as evidenced by stab-holes visible to gutter margins. Smith 16   Ref: 51509 
£150
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Doyle, Roddy: Rory & Ita. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [x], 338. Bright and clean within. Top coner of upper board slightly bumped but overall very good indeed. One of Doyle's few works of non-fiction, Rory and Ita is based on interviews with his parents.   Ref: 51482 
£25
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Doyle, Roddy: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 226. Internally clean. red cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Autographed to title-page. Doyle's fifth novel. A sequel, Paula Spencer, followed 10 years later.   Ref: 51481 
£30
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Halliday, Dorothy (pseud.) [Dunnett, Dorothy] : Dolly and the Cookie Bird. London: Cassell, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 197, [i]. Clean and bright within. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly cocked, faint whitish stain to rear board, a little dusty, good. Bookplate of Karen and Michael Keble-White to front pastedown. Dorothy Halliday is in fact Scottish historical novelist Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) writing a series of mystery novels (known as the Johnson Johnson series) under her maiden name. Dolly and the Cookie Bird was later retitled Ibiza Surprise, and was the second Johnson Johnson novel to be published.   Ref: 49507 
£30
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