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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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Le Paysan de Paris – The Peasant of Paris - Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson - Louis Aragon, Henri Cartier-Bresson

1994 - The Limited editions Club, New York - Number 89 of 300 copies.
‘I was seeking… a new kind of novel that would break all the traditional rules governing the writing of fiction… a novel that the critics would be obliged to approach empty-handed’ – Louis Aragon.

A large (32x42cm) beautiful and superbly produced limited edition folio of Louis Aragon’s outstanding Surrealist novel – in which he compares a poet’s love for his city to a peasant’s love for his land – illustrated and signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of only 300 copies. Translated into English by Simon Watson-Taylor.

Stunningly illustrated with seven original lithographs and a photogravure by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The lithographs were pulled by Bruce Porter at his Trestle Editions studio in New York. The photogravure was printed by Jon Goodman on French-made Arjo Wiggins stock.

Bound in silk and provided with a matching felt lined silk slipcase.
 
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RESERVED - The Handmaid’s Tale - Signed - Margaret Atwood

1985 - McClelland and Stewart, Toronto - First Edition
A fine and signed first edition of Atwood’s best known work.

‘It has been banned in schools, made into a film and an opera, and the title has become shorthand for repressive regimes against women.’
– The Guardian

Never out of print since it was first published in 1985, Atwood’s dystopian feminist novel is set in a futuristic America, where pollution and disease have rendered most of the population infertile, and the few women who can still reproduce are trained as ‘handmaids’ – sent to serve the wealthy and powerful by bearing them children.
 
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Espedair Street – with – Canal Dreams - Iain Banks

1987 - MacMillan, London - First Editions
‘The great white hope of contemporary British literature’ – Fay Weldon

Two fine first editions of Iain Banks’ early novels, both with musical overtones – Espedair Street the story of one-time rock star Daniel Weir who after being abandoned by his friends, contemplates his past and looks toward his future, presented together with Canal Dreams, the tale of world famous cellist Hisako Onoda who, refusing to fly, travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal, only to find herself giving an impromptu recital in the shadow of a loaded Kalashnikov... 
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The Sins of the Father - Inscribed - John Blackburn

1979 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
A nice association copy, inscribed from Blackburn to actor Christopher Lee who starred in the 1973 film version of Blackburn’s ‘Nothing But The Night’.

To Christopher Lee with best wishes as always John Blackburn 
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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

1962 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Edition, First printing
A superior First Edition, First printing of Bradbury’s sinister and influential masterpiece. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show is here...

‘Drenched in darkness, every character a slice of night.’ – David Barnett,
The Guardian, 2012.

‘One of those books about childhood that adults should take down once in a while... not just to give to their own children, but in order to touch base again themselves with childhood’s brighter perspectives and darker dreams.’ – Stephen King.
 
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Factotum - Charles Bukowski

1975 - Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara - First Trade Edition
Scarce hardcover edition of Bukowski's second novel. One of 750 copies, designed by Barbara Martin.

Anyone who can go through so many jobs and so much shit in such a short period of time and still write like this is, well... Bukowski.

When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.’

‘Chronologically a prequel to Post Office, it tells the story of a younger Henry Chinaski, as he drifts between towns, jobs, bars, lowlife lodging houses, and loose women, having being rejected from the World War II army draft. His only love is his writing, but even that is continually rejected. The classic Bukowski mix of tough prose and wry humor is worked to virtual perfection in this novel.’ –
Bukowski Drank Me Dry - 6 best novels. 
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La Chute - Albert Camus

1956 - Gallimard, Paris - First Edition (in French), First printing
Number 233 of of 235 copies on ‘vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre’.

A lovely example – largely unopened – of the first edition of Camus’ philosophical novel, described by fellow existentialist Sartre as 'perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood' of Camus’ works. Published in English as ‘The Fall’
 
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