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1903 - Smith Elder, London - First Edition
The second of Conrad and Ford Madox Ford’s three collaborations, on which Conrad writes - There's easy style, plenty of action, a romantic atmosphere, and a happy ending after no end of real hair's breadth escapes.

Set mainly in Jamaica and Cuba during the 1920’s, with smuggling, piracy, sea chases, and the romance between the Spanish Seraphina and Englishman Kemp. 
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The House of Lost Identity - and - The Haunted Jester - Donald Corley

1927 - Robert M. McBride & Company, New York - First Editions
“Far away on some dark road, the young man rode, in pouring rain, and often cold and penniless, eagerly asking of every one he passed where the Elixir of youth might be found...”

Two volumes adorned in the scarce and stunning gold dust jackets. Corley’s tales of mystery and wonder have become celebrated for their spin on traditional fairy-tale motifs, amplifying them with darker, sinister elements... along with occasional comedy.

Drawing influences famed myths and legends from Persia, Ireland, China and Greece, both volumes are profusely illustrated throughout with the author’s own Harry Clarke-esque illustrations, and include a foreword by American sci-fi writer, James Branch Cabell.

From the library of the infamous Joseph Alexander Sadony, philosopher-scientist, inventor and poet, whose Michigan based ‘Educational Research Laboratories’ at ‘Valley of the Pines’ studied the power of the mind...
 
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POSTMORTEM - SIGNED - Patricia Daniels Cornwell

1990 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First Edition
With this novel Patricia Cornwell created one of modern crime fiction’s most compelling heroines: gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. A fine first edition, signed by Cornwell to tipped in bookplate.

‘Dazzling... fascinating... a first-rate thriller’ -
Los Angeles Times

Based on the real-life ‘
South Side Strangler’ case in Richmond Virginia, the work highlights Cornwell’s gift for combining cutting edge criminology with nerve-shattering suspense. 
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1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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Guard of Honor - James Gould Cozzens

1948 - Harcourt, New York - First edition in scarce first issue dust jacket.
Guard of Honor won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. The novel balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzens's immense canvas.

‘No other American novelist of our time writes with such profound understanding of the wellsprings of human character and of the social pressures that help to form it’. -
The New York Times.

‘Every page of Guard of Honor gives the impression of a writer at the very top of his powers setting out to accomplish nothing less than his masterwork.’ -
The New Yorker. 
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Cock Pit - Inscribed - James Gould Cozzens

1928 - William Morrow & Company, New York - First Edition
‘It will convince you that you have lived in Cuba. You will find there: passion, guns, trusts, Mexican assassins, arson, sex appeal, cane, crushing machines and who knows what other crushes, in all senses of the term. If you escape with your life you will be lucky.’ - Ford Madox Ford.

A beautiful copy of the Pulitzer prize winning author’s third novel, in the scarce dust jacket.

Inscribed on the year of publication - ‘
For Janet- to show her my real future lies in book-case inventing after all. J G Cozzens, NYC, 20 September 28.’

Written during his time as an expat in Cuba, this riveting novel concerns the corruption and bloodshed of the sugar trade in the early 1900’s, in a stunning dust jacket illustrated by Frank Mechau. While the novel was met with critical acclaim upon its publication, there were few authors as polarizing as James Gould Cozzens, reviled and adored in equal measure by titans of the publishing industry, including John Updike and Irving Howe.
 
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The Pit-Prop Syndicate - Freeman Wills Crofts

1922 - W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition
‘”And will you help me Seymour?” She looked appealingly at her companion.’

A lovely copy of the author’s third novel, set in Bordeaux, London, and Scotland, in which Seymour Merriman accidentally witness a crucial detail in one of the most horrific crimes France has ever seen, and subsequently must employ the help of a local customs officer if he hopes to stay alive... What began as amateur detective work ends up as a job for Inspector Willis of Scotland Yard, a job requiring tenacity, ingenuity and guile.

Selected in 1957 as one of the ‘
100 Best Crime Stories’ by Julian Symons for the London Sunday Times.

‘This early story by Freeman Wills Crofts has lost nothing in the passage of time: indeed, it seems almost better than ever. . . . One of the classics of modern crime fiction.’ – The New York Times. 
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James Tarrant, Adventurer - Freeman Wills Crofts

1941 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
‘What terrible tale of tragedy did these movements and these falsehoods indicate? Had Merle interviewed Tarrant, and furious or despairing at his attitude, had she put the poison in the tea?’

A lovely copy of Croft’s twenty-fifth novel, in bright dust jacket, featuring the inimitable Inspector French, and a great example of why Raymond Chandler called Freeman Wills Crofts ‘the soundest builder of them all’. 
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