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Modern First Editions

Bloomsbury Auctions Live Webcast Auction 14 Nov 2019 10:30 GMT

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  • SW1Y 5LU
  • United Kingdom

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Peter Ackroyd, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1987-2003]

Lot 1

Peter Ackroyd, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1987-2003] A group of 5 works, comprising: Chatterton (1987, Booker Prize Label...

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Richard Adams, Works, many signed by the author [most London, 1974-2000]

Lot 2

Richard Adams, Works, many signed by the author [most London, 1974-2000] a group of 24 volumes, comprising: Shardik (1974, inscribed by the author...

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Monica Ali, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2009]

Lot 3

Monica Ali, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2009]a group of 3 works, comprising: Brick Lane (2003), Alentejo Blue (2006), In...

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Kate Atkinson, Works, first editions signed by the author [most UK, 1995-2015]

Lot 4

Kate Atkinson, Works, first editions signed by the author [most UK, 1995-2015] A group of 11 volumes, comprising: Behind the Scenes at the Museum ...

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Pat Barker, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [US and UK, 1982-2018]

Lot 5

Pat Barker, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [US and UK, 1982-2018] A group of 18 works, comprising: Union Street (1982, auth...

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Samuel Beckett, Molloy, first English edition, The Olympia Press [Paris, 1955]

Lot 6

Samuel Beckett, Molloy, first English edition, The Olympia Press [Paris, 1955] single volume, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free...

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Alan Bennett, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2016]

Lot 7

Alan Bennett, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2016] A group of 14 works, comprising: Beyond the Fringe (1963, al...

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Louis de Bérniere, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1990-2016]

Lot 8

Louis de Bérniere, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1990-2016] A group of 18 works, comprising: The War of Don Em...

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William Boyd, Publisher's file copy photocopy of School Ties typescript, signed by Boyd with a photo

Lot 9

William Boyd, Publisher's file copy photocopy of School Ties typescript, signed by Boyd with a photograph and self-portrait of Boyd, both also sig...

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William Boyd, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1981-1998]

Lot 10

William Boyd, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [most UK, 1981-1998] A group of 25 works, comprising: A Good Man in Africa (...

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William Boyd, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1982-1998]

Lot 11

William Boyd, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1982-1998] A group of 9 works, comprising: An Ice Cream War (1982), Stars and Bars ...

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Melvyn Bragg, Works, all signed by Bragg [UK, 1971-1996]

Lot 12

Melvyn Bragg, Works, all signed by Bragg [UK, 1971-1996] A group of 9 works, comprising: The Nerve (1971), Josh Lawton (1972), Autumn Manoeuvres (...

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Anita Brookner Works, most first English editions, most signed by the author [most UK, 1981-2005]

Lot 13

Anita Brookner Works, most first English editions, most signed by the author [most UK, 1981-2005] A group of 26 works, comprising: A Start in Life...

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Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, first edition, first issue, together with a signed later issue of the

Lot 14

Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, first edition, first issue, together with a signed later issue of the same [US, 2003] two volumes, comprising: The D...

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William Burroughs, The Naked Lunch, first edition, The Olympia Press [France, 1959]

Lot 15

William Burroughs, The Naked Lunch, first edition, The Olympia Press [France, 1959] single volume, clean and crisp condition, original green print...

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Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, a short novel and three stories, first edition [New York, 195

Lot 16

Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, a short novel and three stories, first edition [New York, 1958] single volume, internally clean and crisp, ...

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Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, first edition, first printing [New York, 1966]

Lot 17

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, first edition, first printing [New York, 1966] single volume, contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free e...

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Winston Spencer Churchill, London to Ladysmith, via Pretoria, first edition [London, 1900]

Lot 18

Winston Spencer Churchill, London to Ladysmith, via Pretoria, first edition [London, 1900] single volume, folding maps, a little foxed, original p...

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Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October, first edition [Maryland, 1984]

Lot 19

Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October, first edition [Maryland, 1984] single volume, internally clean and crisp condition, original red cloth, spin...

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Susanna Clarke, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1999-2004]

Lot 20

Susanna Clarke, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1999-2004] a group of 3 works, comprising: Jonathan Strange and Mr No...

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Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first English edition [London, 1982]

Lot 21

Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first English edition [London, 1982] single volume, preliminary and penultimate leaves with ink offs...

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Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first American edition [New York, 1982]

Lot 22

Roald Dahl, The BFG, uncorrected proof of the first American edition [New York, 1982] single volume, clean and crisp copy, original printed wrappe...

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F. M. Dostoevsky, Stavrogin's Confession and the Plan of the Life of a Great Sinner, translated by S

Lot 23

F. M. Dostoevsky, Stavrogin's Confession and the Plan of the Life of a Great Sinner, translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf, first edit...

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Roddy Doyle, Works, first editions signed by the author [UK, 1991-2017]

Lot 24

Roddy Doyle, Works, first editions signed by the author [UK, 1991-2017] A group of 5 works, comprising: The Van (1991), Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha (1993...

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Helen Dunmore, Works, most first editions, all signed by the author [UK, 1992-2012]

Lot 25

Helen Dunmore, Works, most first editions, all signed by the author [UK, 1992-2012] A group of 16 works, comprising: Going to Egypt (1992), Zennor...

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Margaret Durrell, Margot, a Ship & Body Language, unpublished typescript with annotations by the aut

Lot 26

Margaret Durrell, Margot, a Ship & Body Language, unpublished typescript with annotations by the author and an alternative ending in manuscript [U...

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James Ellroy, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the author

Lot 27

James Ellroy, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the author [U.K and U.S., 1984-2004] A group of 6 works, comprising: Blood on...

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Michael Frayn, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2002]

Lot 28

Michael Frayn, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1963-2002] A group of 6 works, comprising: The Book o Fub (1963), The Tin Men (196...

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Esther Freud, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1992-2014]

Lot 29

Esther Freud, Works, first editions signed by the author [London, 1992-2014] A group of 6 works, comprising: Hideous Kinky (1992, top edges a litt...

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Alex Garland, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1996-2004]

Lot 30

Alex Garland, Works, first editions, most signed by the author [US and UK, 1996-2004] A group of 4 woks, comprising: The Beach (1996, first paperb...

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Alex Garland and Salman Rushdie, two limited edition publications [1989 and 2004]

Lot 31

Alex Garland and Salman Rushdie, two limited edition publications [1989 and 2004] two volumes, comprising: Alex Garland, The Coma (2004, number 8 ...

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William Golding, Lord of the Flies, first edition, third impression [London, 1940]

Lot 32

William Golding, Lord of the Flies, first edition, third impression [London, 1940] single volume, leaves a little darkened, some very slight water...

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William Golding, The Bedside Guardian 30, first edition, signed by the author [London, 1981]

Lot 33

William Golding, The Bedside Guardian 30, first edition, signed by the author [London, 1981] single volume, front free endpaper signed by the auth...

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Graham Greene

Lot 34

Graham Greene, a vast collection of works, most first editions [UK, 1930-1992] a group of 46 volumes, comprising: The Name of Action (1930, no dus...

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Graham Greene, The Third Man and The Fallen Idol, first edition, near-mint copy [London, Hindman

Lot 35

Graham Greene, The Third Man and The Fallen Idol, first edition, near-mint copy [London, Hindman, 1950] single volume, The Times Bookshop stamp to...

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Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana, first edition [London, 1958]

Lot 36

Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana, first edition [London, 1958] single volume, leaves a little darkened (as often), small ink inscription to front ...

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Mark Haddon, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2012]

Lot 37

Mark Haddon, Works, first and early editions, signed by the author [UK, 2003-2012] A group of 4 volumes, comprising: The Curious Incident of the D...

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Joanne Harris, Works, first editions, signed by the author [London, 1999-2012]

Lot 38

Joanne Harris, Works, first editions, signed by the author [London, 1999-2012] A group of 9 works, comprising: Chocolate (1999), Blackberry Wine (...

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Robert Harris, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [London, 1992-2017]

Lot 39

Robert Harris, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [London, 1992-2017] A group of 13 works, comprising: Fatherland (1992, sign...

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Zoë Heller, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1999-2008]

Lot 40

Zoë Heller, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1999-2008] A group of 3 works, comprising: Everything You Know (1999, with a photogra...

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Ernest Hemingway, Works, first and early editions [New York, 1929-1970]

Lot 41

Ernest Hemingway, Works, first and early editions [New York, 1929-1970] a group of 4 works, comprising: A Farewell to Arms (1929, original cloth, ...

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Hockney's Alphabet, limited edition [UK 1991]

Lot 42

Hockney's Alphabet, limited edition [UK 1991] single volume, signed by Hockney, Spender and contributors (including William Boyd, Martin Amis, Wil...

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Alan Hollinghurst, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the author [UK, 1982-2017]

Lot 43

Alan Hollinghurst, Works, most first and limited editions, some signed by the author [UK, 1982-2017] A group of 8 works, comprising: Confidential ...

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Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica, first edition [London, Chatto & Windus, 1929]

Lot 44

Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica, first edition [London, Chatto & Windus, 1929] complete, pencil inscription removed from front free endpape...

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Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both first editions, signed by the autho

Lot 45

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both first editions, signed by the author [UK, 1989-2005] together two volumes, both i...

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Howard Jacobson, Who's Sorry Now and The Finkler Question, first editions, signed by the author [UK,

Lot 46

Howard Jacobson, Who's Sorry Now and The Finkler Question, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2002-2010] two volumes, both signed on the ti...

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Garrison Keillor, Work, first and early editions, most signed by the author [UK and US, 1982-1997]

Lot 47

Garrison Keillor, Work, first and early editions, most signed by the author [UK and US, 1982-1997] A group of 9 volumes, comprising: Happy to Be h...

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Jack Kerouac, Works, first and early editions [New York, 1958-1972]

Lot 48

Jack Kerouac, Works, first and early editions [New York, 1958-1972] a group of 5 works, comprising: The Dharma Bums (1958, preliminary and penulti...

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Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, signed limited edition [London 2015]

Lot 49

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, signed limited edition [London 2015] single volume, number 11 of 100 signed by the author, original leather binding...

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Laurie Lee (published anonymously), Land at War, the official story of British Farming 1939-1944

Lot 50

Laurie Lee (published anonymously), Land at War, the official story of British Farming 1939-1944, the Ministry of Information [London, 1945] singl...

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Molly Lefebure, Works, first editions, signed by the author [Various, 1974-1991]

Lot 51

Molly Lefebure, Works, first editions, signed by the author [Various, 1974-1991] a group of 4 volumes, comprising: The Loona Balloona (1974, Ameri...

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Marina Lewycka, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2005-2012]

Lot 52

Marina Lewycka, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2005-2012] A group of 4 works, comprising: A Short History of Tractors in Ukraini...

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David Lodge, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK, 1988-2008]

Lot 53

David Lodge, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [UK, 1988-2008] A group of 8 works, comprising: Nice Work (1988, signed twice...

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Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead, first edition [New York, 1948]

Lot 54

Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead, first edition [New York, 1948] single volume, half-title with slight abrasion to inner edge, original black...

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Hilary Mantel, Works, most first editions, some signed by the author [most London, 1989-2014]

Lot 56

Hilary Mantel, Works, most first editions, some signed by the author [most London, 1989-2014] A group of 7 works, comprising: Fluid (1989, unsigne...

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Cormac McCarthy, Works, first and early editions [US, 1992-2008]

Lot 57

Cormac McCarthy, Works, first and early editions [US, 1992-2008] A group of 5 works, comprising: All the Pretty Horses (1992, fifth printing), The...

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Jon McGregor, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2002-2017]

Lot 58

Jon McGregor, Works, first editions, signed by the author [UK, 2002-2017] A group of 4 works, comprising: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2...

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Henry Miller, Quiet Days in Clichy, with photographs by Brasaï, first edition, The Olympia Press [Pa

Lot 59

Henry Miller, Quiet Days in Clichy, with photographs by Brasaï, first edition, The Olympia Press [Paris, 1956] single volume, photographic plates ...

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David Mitchell, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [US and UK, 1999-2017]

Lot 60

David Mitchell, Works, first and limited editions, signed by the author [US and UK, 1999-2017] A group of 10 works, comprising: Ghostwritten (1999...

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Brian Moore, Works, many early and first editions, most signed by the author [Toronto and others mos

Lot 61

Brian Moore, Works, many early and first editions, most signed by the author [Toronto and others mostly UK, 1971-1997] A group of 9 works, compris...

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