Rare and Collectable books make for a great gift or a special addition to your own collection. We feature over 300 rare, signed and first editions, so if you see an item in the list below that you would like to purchase or discuss, then please call us on 01672 704001 or contact us here.

    • Brian Aldiss.   New Arrivals, Old Encounters.  1st edn 1979.  Inscr pres. copy.     £45.00 

      Brian Aldiss.   Moreau’s Other Island.  1st edn 1980.  Inscribed pres. copy.    £45.00 

      Brian Aldiss.   Last Orders.  1st edn 1977.  Inscribed pres. copy.      £45.00 

      Martin Amis.   The Second Plane.  1st edn 2008.  Signed copy.    £20.00

      Martin Amis.   Other People.  1st edn 1981.  Signed copy.       £55.00

    • Edward Ardizzone & Maurice Gorham. The Local.  1st edn 1939.  15 colour lithos.               £650.00 

      Edward Ardizzone & Maurice Gorham.  Back to the Local.  1st edn 1949.      £45.00

      W.H.Auden & Louis MacNiece. Letters from Iceland.  1st edn 1937.      £75.00 

    • W.H.Auden. City Without Walls. 1st edn 1969.        £30.00
    • W.H.Auden. Epistle To A Godson. 1st edn 1972.         £25.00 
  • W.H.Auden. Nones. 1st edn 1958.             £45.00
    • Iain Banks.   Dead Air.  1st edn 2002.  Signed copy.      £25.00 

      Pat Barker.   The Ghost Road. 1st edn 1995. Booker winner.                 £30.00 

      Pat Barker.   The Eye in the Door.  1st edn 1993.      £45.00 

    • Djuna Barnes. The Antiphon. 1st edn 1958.           £35.00 
    • Julian Barnes.   A History of The World in 10½ Chapters.  1st edn 1989.               £30.00 

      Julian Barnes.   Talking it Over.  1st edn 1991.  Signed copy.     £40.00 

      Sebastian Barry.  The Temporary Gentlemen.  1st edn 2014.  Signed copy.   £25.00 

      Sebastian Barry.  On Canaan’s Side. 1st edn 2011.  Signed copy.    £25.00 

      Roland Barthes.  Mythologies.  1st eng edn 1972.                 £45.00

      Samuel Beckett.  Waiting for Godot. 1st edn 1956.  Scarce.              £450.00

      Samuel Beckett.  EH Joe & Other Writings.  1st edn 1967.                £35.00

      Samuel Beckett.  Malone Dies.  1st eng edn 1958.       £35.00

      Samuel Beckett.  No’s Knife Collected Shorter Prose.  1st edn thus 1967.    £35.00 

      William Boyd. Stars & Bars. 1st edn 1984.  Signed copy.        £45.00 

      William Boyd.    Solo.  1st edn 2013.  Signed & Inscribed.      £25.00 

      John Bunyan.   Pilgrim’s Progress.  Ltd edn 1903.  Fine binding.               £225.00 

      Albert Camus.   The Myth of Sisyphus.  1st eng edn 1955.      £60.00 

      Peter Carey.        Illywhacker.  1st edn 1985.  Signed copy.        £45.00 

    • Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  1st edn 1892.                £425.00 

      Colin Dexter.   The Riddle of The Third Mile. 1st edn  1983. Signed copy.          £195.00 

      Colin Dexter.     The Secret of Annexe 3. 1st edn  1986. Signed copy.         £195.00 

      Margaret Drabble.  The Pattern in the Carpet.  1st edn 2009. Signed & inscribed.   £35.00

    • Helen Dunmore. A Spell of Winter. 1st edn 1995. Signed Copy.          £35.00 
  • Helen Dunmore. The Lie. 1st edn 2014. Signed Copy.          £20.00 
  • T.S. Eliot. The Elder Statesman. 1st edn 1959.        £20.00
  • T.S. Eliot. Poems Written in Early Youth. 1st public edn 1967.            £30.00
  • T.S. Eliot. The Dark Side of The Moon. 1st edn 1946.              £20.00
    • Sebastian Faulks.  Charlotte Gray.  1st edn 1998.  Signed copy.      £45.00

      Sebastian Faulks.        A Fool’s Alphabet. 1st edn  1992.       £95.00 

      Sebastian Faulks.         Birdsong. 1st edn  1993. Signed copy.         £425.00

      Sebastian Faulks.  The Girl At The Lion D’Or. 1st edn 1989.  His 2nd novel.              £120.00 

      John Fowles.   The Collector.  1st edn 1963.            £250.00 

      Dick Francis.     Smoke Screen.  1st edn  1972.         £20.00 

      Dick Francis.     Risk.  1st edn  1977.           £20.00 

    • Michael Frayn.  Spies.  1st edn 2002.         £20.00 

      Alexander Gilchrist.  Life and Works of William Blake (2 vols). 2nd edn 1880.             £450.00 

      William Golding.  Fire Down Below. 1st edn 1989.         £15.00 

      William Golding.  Close Quarters. 1st edn 1987.           £20.00 

      William Golding.  Rites of Passage.1st edn 1980.  Booker winner 1980.               £25.00 

      Graham Greene.  A Burnt-Out Case.  1st edn 1961.            £45.00 

      Graham Greene.  The Comedians.  1st edn 1966.        £35.00 

    • Ted Hughes.   Lupercal.  1st edn 1960. Scarce, very nice copy.              £175.00 

    • Ted Hughes. Selected Poems 1957-1981. 1st edn 1982.       £15.00
  • Ted Hughes. Birthday Letters. 1st edn 1998.              £15.00 
    • Kazuo Ishiguro.  When We Were Orphans. 1st edn 2000.  Signed copy.           £35.00 

      Kazuo Ishiguro.         Never Let Me Go.  1st edn 2005.  Signed copy.      £75.00 

    • Elizabeth Jennings. A Sense of the World. 1st edn 1958.       £20.00 

    • James Joyce.   Finnegans Wake.  1st edn 1939.        £450.00  

    • Thomas Keneally.   Blood Red, Sister Rose. 1st edn  1974.          £35.00 

      Philip Kerr.   A Philosophical Investigation.  1st edn 1992.    £20.00 

      Philip Kerr.   A German Requiem.  1st edn 1991.  Signed copy.         £125.00 

      Stieg Larsson.   The Millennium Trilogy.1st eng edns 2008-2009. 3 vol set.        £425.00 

      John Le Carré.   Absolute Friends.  1st edn 2004.  Signed copy.    £35.00 

      John Le Carré.   A Most Wanted Man. 1st edn 2008. Signed copy.    £40.00 

    • John Le Carré.  The Russian House. 1st edn 1989. Sgd ltd edn of 250 copies. £45.00
    • John Le Carré. The Constant Gardiner. 1st edn 2001. Signed Copy.     £45.00 
    • Doris Lessing.    The Summer Before the Dark.  1st edn  1973.      £30.00 

      Doris Lessing.    Briefing for a Descent into Hell.  1st edn  1971.      £30.00

    • Wyndham Lewis. America and Cosmic Man. 1st edn 1948. Precedes US edn.   £30.00
  • Cecil Day Lewis. A Hope For Poetry. 1st edn 1934. Scarce in dust jacket.    £30.00
  • Robert Lowell. Imitations. 1st eng edn 1962.      £20.00 
    • Olivia Manning.  The Play Room.  1st edn 1969.      £15.00

      Hilary Mantel.      Wolf Hall. 1st edn  2009. Signed copy.      £495.00

      Hilary Mantel.     Beyond Black.  1st edn 2005.  Signed copy.       £55.00

      Ian McEwan.   Black Dogs.  1st edn 1992. 1st issue with red endpaper. Signed copy. £45.00 

      Ian McEwan.   Atonement.  1st edn 2001.  Signed copy.     £65.00

      Ian McEwan.   Enduring Love.1st edn 1997.  Signed copy.     £65.00

      Ian McEwan.   The Comfort of Strangers.  1st edn 1981.  His 2nd novel.   £55.00

      Ian McEwan.   The Innocent. 1st edn 1990.  Signed copy.     £55.00 

      Andrew Miller.  Ingenious Pain.  1st edn 1997.  His 1st book.     £20.00 

      Deborah Moggach.  These Foolish Things. 1st edn 2004.  Signed & inscribed.               £35.00 

      Deborah Moggach.  Porky.  1st edn 1983.  Signed copy.     £20.00 

      Iris Murdoch.   The Nice And The Good. 1st edn 1968.     £25.00  

      Iris Murdoch.     Bruno’s Dream.  1st edn 1969.      £20.00

      Iris Murdoch.   The Flight from the Enchanter.  1st edn 1956.  Her 2nd novel.  Scarce.       £150.00

      Iris Murdoch.       The Bell.  1st edn 1958. (her 4th novel)     £65.00 

      Vladimir Nabokov.  The Defence.  1st edn 1964.  Uncommon in such nice condition.  £45.00

      Vladimir Nabokov.  Pnin.  1st eng edn 1957.         £75.00

      V.S.Naipaul.      Guerrillas.  1st edn  1975.         £25.00 

      V.S.Naipaul.     Mr Stone and the Knights Companion. 1st edn 1963.   £45.00 

      David Nicholls.  One Day.  1st edn thus 2011. Signed & slipcased.     £65.00 

      Edna O’Brien.   August is a Wicked Month.  1st edn 1966.     £25.00         

      Edna O’Brien.   A Scandalous Woman.  1st edn 1974.     £15.00

      Flann O’Brien.   The Dalkey Archive.  1st edn 1964.  Scarce.     £95.00

      John Osborne.  The Entertainer. 1st edn 1957.      £35.00

    • DBC Pierre.   Vernon God Little.  1st edn 2003.  Booker Winner 2003.     £20.00

    • Ezra Pound. Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. 1st edn 1970.       £30.00
  • Ezra Pound. Thrones Cantos 96-109. 1st edn 1960.          £30.00
  • Ezra Pound. A Selection of Poems. 1st edn thus 1940.       £25.00 
    • Terry Pratchett.  Truckers.  1st edn 1989.  Signed copy.     £95.00

      Philip Pullman    The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ.  1st edn 2010.  Sgd copy.   £30.00 

      Ruth Rendell.   Live Flesh.  1st edn 1986.         £20.00 

      Ruth Rendell.    The Bridesmaid. 1st edn  1989. Signed copy.      £35.00 

    • Alain Robbe-Grillet. The Voyeur. 1st eng edn 1959.       £25.00 
    • Jane Rogers.     Promised Lands.  1st edn  1995.  Signed copy.      £20.00 

      Sax Rohmer.   She Who Sleeps.  Early edn 1930.  Rare in dustwrapper.     £35.00

      Arundhati Roy.  The God of Small Things.  1st edn 1997.  Booker Winner 1997.   £40.00

      Salman Rushdie.     The Satanic Verses. 1st edn  1988. Signed copy.        £175.00 

      C.J.Sansom.   Dominion.  1st edn 2012. Signed Ltd edn.     £25.00

      Siegfried Sassoon.  Diaries 1915-1918.  2 vols.  1st edns 1981-83.    £50.00

  • Siegfried Sassoon. Sequences. 1st edn 1956.          £25.00 
  • Will Self.   The Butt.  1st edn 2002.  Signed copy.       £30.00

    William Shakespeare.  The Tempest. 1st edn 1908. Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.     £225.00

    Tom Sharpe.   Ancestral Vices. 1st edn  1980.    £20.00

    Stevie Smith.   The Frog Prince and other poems. 1st edn 1966.    £45.00

    Stevie Smith.   Harold’s Leap.  1st edn 1950.       £75.00 

    Muriel Spark      Emily Brontë. 1st edn  1953.       £75.00

    Muriel Spark.   The Ballad of Peckham Rye.  1st edn 1960.     £60.00

    Stephen Spender.  The Still Centre.  1st edn 1939.         £40.00

  • Stephen Spender. The Generous Days. 1st edn 1971.     £10.00
  • Stephen Spender. Poems of Dedication. 1st edn 1947.       £40.00

     

  • Graham Swift.   Last Orders. 1st edn  1996.        £25.00

    Graham Swift.   The Light of Day. 1st edn  2003. Signed copy.    £15.00

    Paul Theroux.   The Family Arsenal. 1st eng edn  1976.       £25.00

    Paul Theroux.   Millroy the Magician. 1st eng edn  1993. Signed copy.     £20.00

    Colm Tóibín.   The Testament of Mary.  1st edn 2012.  Signed copy.    £25.00

    Julian Trevelyan.  Indigo Days.  1st edn 1957.  Signed & inscribed copy.    £95.00

    Edward Upward.   The Railway Accident. 1st edn  1969.       £25.00

    Barbara Vine .   The House of Stairs. 1st edn  1988 .       £20.00

    Minette Walters.   The Echo. 1st edn  1997. Signed copy.       £20.00

  • Sylvia Townsend Warner. Boxwood. 1st edn thus 1960 with 5 additional poems.       £35.00
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner. Twelve Poems. 1st edn 1980.        £15.00
  • Sarah Waters.   Fingersmith. 1st edn  2002 .        £25.00

    Evelyn Waugh.   A Tourist in Africa. 1st edn  1960.    £75.00

    Patricia Wentworth.  The Girl in the Cellar.  1st edn  1961.   £25.00 

    Patrick White.    Riders in the Chariot.  1st edn  1961.    £20.00 

  • P.G. Wodehouse. Big Money. 1st edn 1931.         £45.00 
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin.  We.  1st eng edn 1970.  Scarce in such fine condition.     £175.00 

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