New York: Literary Guild, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / good. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Top edge mottled. Bound in original red cloth. The jacket shows moderate overall edge-wear and the spine is faded a bit. Contains early works by Welty, Faulkner and McCullers. The rear panel advertises for War Bonds.
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London: Readers Library, (1928). Hardcover. Very Good / Near Fine. Original burgundy cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. In a complete and stunning wrap-around dust jacket showing the huge crowd present for a beheading. A novel of the tragic nine day Queen, Lady Jane Grey. No date, circa 1928. Printed on pulp paper which is evenly toned throughout.
London: Faber & Faber, (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. A clean, bright and pleasing copy of this, the author's first book. Aldiss went on to become one of the most important authors of science and speculative fiction. A lovely example of this volume. In early University days Aldiss worked at a used bookshop in Oxford. This work, originally...
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1928). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. An extremely clean, bright and pleasing copy of this novel in a bright, complete and very attractive old dust jacket. Pseudonym for Lily C. Nutt. Author listed in Bleiler. This novel is more romantic in nature with some mystery and intrigue as well.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Original black cloth, lettered in red on the front panel and the spine. The book remains very clean, bright and solid. This volume has a signed and dated inscription from the author to the title page - "To Mrs. ***, very affectionately, Gertrude Atherton, 1935." Contains four stories...
London: Virago, (2015). First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. As new. Unopened and unread. A fine copy of the limited edition of 500 copies this one being number 26. Signed, dated and with a line quote by the author on the title page. A stirring novel beginning in Nazi occupied Rome in 1943. Highly acclaimed.