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1938 - William Morrow & Co., New York - First Edition
A lovely bright and sharp example of the first edition.

Robin Bishop, the blithe, cynical reporter-detective, and Robin’s boss, the irascible old Oscar Morgan, become three when they team up Humphrey Campbell, a chubby, funny private detective with a flair for the accordion. Very different people, these three, but sharing one thing in common: a hunch for homicide, which they exercise to the limit in this fast, exciting novel. [front flap]
 
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1940 - William Morrow & Company, New York - First Edition
A nice bright first edition of this fast paced and entertaining mystery featuring Humphrey Campbell and Oscar who ‘looked at their new client, Michael Burke, and Humphrey wondered if he’d come to them knowing that Oscar was hard-boiled and unscrupulous and his private detective agency somewhat questionable - or if it was just chance... [front flap] 
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Transition Stories – Twenty-three Stories from ‘transition’ - Eugene Jolas, Robert Sage (editors)

1929 - Walter V. McKee, New York - First Edition - Large Paper Copy
Fine and thus scarce large paper copy, first editon, number 2 of 100 copies.

‘It is necessary to break up the word, to construct an organic world of the imagination, and to give life a changed and spontaneous reality.’ – Eugene Jolas, from his preface.

The first collection of stories from avant-garde, inter-war literary journal,
transition, featuring works by Kay Boyle, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Eliiot Paul, and Philippe Soupault and others, together with segments of James Joyce’s then-unfinished novel, Finnegan’s Wake, published here as ‘A Muster from Work in Progress.’

Founded in 1927 in Paris by poet Eugene Jolas (himself aided by expatriate bookseller Sylvia Beach and ‘lost generation’ bon vivant Harry Crosby),
transition ran until the spring of 1938. In that 11 years and 27 issues – its experimental bent always unapologetically overt – the journal amassed an astounding pool of works by a trans-national cadre of writers, Surrealists, political activists, Dadaists, critics, and artists including Samuel Beckett, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, William Carlos Williams, Juan Gris, Man Ray, Dylan Thomas, Joan Miró, and Paul Bowles, among many others, and as such, publishing for the first time some of the most linguistically and visually innovative art of the modern era. 
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám, Edmund Dulac (illustrator)

Circa 1909 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Dulac Illustrated Edition, trade issue.
A lovely example of this large and intricately decorated edition of the Persian poem of life, by the renowned 11th century philosopher, poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám, beautifully illustrated with twenty tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac.

Come fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling:
The bird of time has but a little way
To flutter – and the bird is on the wing
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The Trespasser - D. H. Lawrence

1912 - Duckworth & Co., London - First Edition
A smart and sharp first edition of Lawrence’s second novel. Elegantly housed in bespoke morocco and cloth slipcase, pine lettered in gilt, with inner chemise.

Originally titled the Saga of Siegmund, ‘
The Trespasser’ drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with her violin teacher that ended with his suicide. 
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Look! We Have Come Through! - D. H. Lawrence

1917 - Chatto and Windus, London - First Edition
A rare example of the first edition. One of 500 copies. The first printing consisted of 1,000 copies, of which 500 were sold to Huebsch as sheets for the American edition which was published a year later, which is sometimes mistakenly presented as the first edition. Housed in bespoke morocco and cloth slipcase with spine lettered in gilt.

A collection of poems, autobiographical, which form Lawrence’s poetic account of his life with Frieda (Baroness von Richthofen) shortly after they had eloped to Germany in 1912 where Lawrence was arrested for spying. Frieda’s father intervened and the couple then walked south over the Alps to Italy, many of the poems are set in the beautiful mountain country through which they passed.
 
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John le Carré

1963 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
First edition of ‘the best spy story I have ever read’ according to Graham Greene.

‘An icon of the anti-hero spy’ – United States Central Intelligence Agency.

The British Cold War spy novel that became famous for its portrayal of Western espionage methods as being morally inconsistent with Western democracy and values.

‘One of the All-Time 100 Novels’ –
TIME Magazine.

‘Best spy novel of all-time’ –
Publishers Weekly. 
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The Le Carré Omnibus: comprising Call For The Dead and A Murder of Quality - John le Carré

1964 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Omnibus Edition
Nice example of the first impression delicate Gollancz dust jacket showing ‘X25’ to lower edge for rear panel, and a price of ‘18/- net’ to the lower corner of the front flap.

Printed shortly after the successful publication of le Carré’s third novel ‘
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Containing the first two le Carré novels: Call For The Dead (1961) introduced both Le Carré and George Smiley to the world, and in A Murder of Quality (1962) Smiley is retired from the Secret Intelligence Service over events that occurred in Call for the Dead. He then gets a request for help from a wartime colleague, a Miss Ailsa Brimley, who runs a small newspaper and who gets a letter from a female subscriber predicting her own murder. 
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