Christmas Gift Ideas / Modern Literature
FLEMING Ian (1960)
For Your Eyes OnlyEnquire
First edition, first issue. In original black cloth, with the white eye and eyebrow motif blocked in white, title, publisher, and author lettered in gold on spine. Dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping, 15s. price on front flap. A good copy, with a slightly soiled but bright dust-jacket. London, Jonathan Cape,
DAHL Roald (1981)
George's Marvellous MedicineEnquire
First edition. Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. Publisher's blue cloth, with gilt lettering and publisher's device to spine, dust jacket illustration by Quentin Blake. Near fine copy, with some sunning to spine. London, Jonathan Cape,
WALKER Alice (1983)
In Search of Our Mothers' GardensEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original quarter purple cloth over purple boards, black design to front board, spine lettered in bronze, peculiarly issued with two dust jackets, perhaps indicative of advance copies (other copies with similar peculiarity are from the library of her editor John Ferrone). New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
CHRISTIE Agatha (1952)
Mrs. McGinty's DeadEnquire
First edition. 8vo. In original orange cloth, black lettering to spine, with dust-jacket. A good copy, a bookplate has been removed from the front endpaper at some point, leaving a mark. Dust-jacket a little bumped, but very bright. London, Collins Crime Club.
CHURCHILL Winston S (1908)
My African JourneyEnquire
Sixty one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, three maps. First edition, first issue. 8vo., half title, original pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt and black, edges untrimmed, adverts, housed in a buckram folding box. London, Hodder and Stoughton.
WOOLF Virginia (1930)
On Being IllEnquire
First edition. Number 40 of 250 copies signed by the author. 8vo., original quarter vellum over blue-green linen sides, lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers, edges untrimmed, dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. [London], printed and published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press.