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My Late Wives. Another Adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale - Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)

1947 - William Heinemann Ltd, London Toronto - First English Edition
A fine first English edition.

Featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and the grumbling Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters of Scotland Yard.

‘All Roger Bewlay’s wives had four things in common: no near relatives – a hunger for romantic love – an idylic honeymoon – and, after their honeymoon,
nobody ever saw them again . . .’ 
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Run River - Signed - Joan Didion

1963 - Ivan Obolensky, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition of Joan Didion’s debut novel, in a superior example of the dust jacket and signed by Didion to the title page.

Run River’ begins with a murder on the bank of the Sacramento River--a murder that is at once an act of vengeance and a blind attempt to shore up a disintegrating marriage. Out of that act, Didion constructs a tragic and beautifully nuanced work of fiction. 
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Signed - Joan Didion

1968 - Farrar, New York - First Edition
First edition of Joan Didion’s groundbreaking and classic non-fiction collection of essays, in a superior dust jacket, and signed by Didion to the title page.

‘More than perhaps any other book, this collection by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era captures the unique time and place of Joan Didion’s focus, exploring subjects such as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up in California and the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and, especially, the essence of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the counterculture. As Joyce Carol Oates remarked: “[Didion] has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice, partly eulogistic, partly despairing; always in control.”’
 
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Crimson Friday - Inscribed - Dorothy Cameron Disney

1943 - Random House, New York - First Edition
Inscribed “For Grace W Cahill, I hope you get a shiver during these hot days, Sincerely Dorothy Cameron Disney, June 17,1943. Washington, D.C.

Grace W Cahill was the wife of actor and radio star Lou Krugman (1914-1992) who played the bad guy in ‘
No for Hire’, ‘The Wild Wild West’ and ‘I Love Lucy’ he also appeared in hundreds of radio shows, usually as a villain.

‘Dorothy Cameron’s novels remain quite fresh and readable, not only because they are fast-paced but also because the major characters are full drawn and believable... The surprising note for the period, and for the white-collar, upper-middle class milieu Disney favors, is that the women of the novels, in spite of hats, hats, gloves, dresses, and apparently conventional attitudes, are liberated. Her females are actresses, doctors, successful businesswomen, civil servants – and villains.’ – Neysa Chouteau, Martha Alderson,
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers.  
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1939 - Random House, New York - First Edition
An exemplary example of the first edition. The third novel by Disney in which a wealthy spinster, Margaret Tilbury, and her conservative New England family are plunged into a series of cold-booded and harrowing crimes ...’

‘No one has used New England’s suburbs and small towns as often and effectively as Disney...’ –
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers. 
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Welcome to Hard Times - Signed - E. L. Doctorow

1960 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Edition
A signed first edition of E. L. Doctorow’s debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life.

‘Perhaps the primary theme of the novel is that evil can only be resisted psychically: when the rational controls that order man’s existence slacken, destruction comes. Conrad said it best in “
Heart of Darkness,” but Mr. Doctorow has said it impressively. His book is taut and dramatic, exciting and successfully symbolic.’ – Wirt Williams, New York Times.

‘A forceful, credible story of cowardice and evil.’ –
The Washington Post..

The basis for the 1967 movie of the same name starring Henry Fonda.
 
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Satan in St Mary s - P. C. Doherty

1986 - Robert Hale, London - First Edition
A scarce example of the first edition in near fine dust jacket.

The first book in this series of English medieval mysteries featuring Hugh Corbett, a clerk to the King's Bench in the latter part of the reign of Edward I.
 
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Price HK$ 4,500



1949-1951 - William Heinemann, London
A finely bound twelve volume set of Dostoevsky’s novels, first translated by Constance Garnett between 1912 and 1920, and now difficult to assemble in this format. 
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