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The Man Who Turned Into a Stick. Three Related Plays – SIGNED - K b Abe

1975 - University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo - First Edition in English
Inscribed by Kōbō Abe in Japanese and signed in English. Translated by Donald Keene.

This work contains three plays written between 1957 and 1969, usually presented together and symbolising the different stages of life. The first, representing birth, is
The Suitcase. The second, The Cliff of Time, represents life itself, or The Process and the third, The Man who Turned into a Stick, is death.

The Man Who Turned Into A Stick (棒になった男 – Bō ni natta otoko), is considered a primary example of magic realism in Japanese literature. 
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No Longer at Ease - Chinua Achebe

1960 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition
A fine and scarce copy of Achebe’s novel of personal and moral struggle amid turbulent social conflict, and written before he was thirty, No Longer at Ease tells the story of Obi Okonkwo, a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him part of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. The agony of choosing between traditional values and the demands of a changing world is dramatised with unequalled clarity and poignancy.

Still relevant more than fifty years after it was written,
No Longer at Ease remains a brilliant statement of the challenges facing African society. 
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The Restaurant at the end of the Universe - Douglas Adams

1980 - Arthur Barker Limited, London - First Hardback Edition
If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe?

Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?
 
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Watership Down - Richard Adams

1972 - Rex Collings, London - First Edition
A beautiful copy of this classic heroic fantasy and political novel about a small group of rabbits who are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits' odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

The novel takes its name from the rabbits' destination, Watership Down, a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up, and is based on a collection of tales that Adams told to his young children to pass the time on trips to the countryside.

Though it was initially rejected by thirteen publishers before eventually being accepted by Rex Collings,
Watership Down has never been out of print, and was the recipient of several prestigious awards. Adapted into an acclaimed film and a television series, it is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time.

‘As much about freedom, ethics and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates.’ – Paul Hughes.
 
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A Death in the Family - James Agee

1957 - McDowll, New York - First Edition
James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss, reconstructs through the lens of fiction the real-life car accident that claimed his father when James was just six years old.

On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he belives is dying. Follet bids a lingering good-bye to his deeply pious wife, Mary, and drives off into the darkness, little imagining that the death that is soon to occur will be his own.
 
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The Loyal Samurai of Ako - Aisaburo Akiyama

1930 - Takahashi Bookstand, Tokyo - First Edition
Stunningly presented edition of the story of the legendary revenge of the forty-seven rōnin. Illustrated with colour woodblock plate by Toyokuni.

A fine copy, in the publisher’s glassine jacket and two part decorated box, together with the loosely tipped in ‘Notice’ explaining that the illustration on the beautiful silk covers is based upon ‘an immortal declaration made by Norinaga Motoori, the greatest Shinto Scholar.
 
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The Young House-Keeper - or Thoughts on Food and Cookery - WM. (William) A. (Andrus) Alcott

1838 - George W. Light, Boston - Second Stereotype Edition
'Man has the power of deriving nourishment from almost every substance, both of the animal and the vegetable kingdoms of nature.’

A 19th century guide to healthy eating at home, with chapters including '
Food from Wheat', 'Nuts', 'Animal Food', 'Buckwheat and Millet', 'On Fruits in General', 'The Whortleberry', and 'Expense of Animal and Vegetable Food Compared'. 
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The Man With the Golden Arm - Nelson Algren

1949 - Doubleday & Company, New York - First Edition
There’s people in hell who want ice water…’

Algren’s shockingly brilliant novel of the disinherited,
The Man With the Golden Arm tells the sordid tale of Frankie Machine, the ‘golden arm’ dealer of a back street Chicago gambling den, whose heroin addiction and failing marriage drive him to the depths of despair.

The character of Frankie Machine was memorably brought to life on the silver screen by Frank Sinatra, in Otto Preminger’s 1955 film adaption of the novel, which co-starred Kim Novak and Eleanor Parker.
 
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