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A GUN FOR SALE:  AN ENTERTAINMENT., Greene, Graham.
1 Greene, Graham. A GUN FOR SALE: AN ENTERTAINMENT.
London William Heinemann 1961 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
243 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 6 in the Uniform Edition (with "6" on dust jacket spine). "(A)n unusual, arresting book, a curious blend of realism and fantasy, of vivid actual detail and dramatic symbolism. In bare content it is a triller - the story of a gunman who has been hired by an armament firm to kill the head of a European State. But it is not the story which is so arresting, it is the psychological background, sinister and sardonic, against which it moves and the ironic and bitter conception of society which animates it." Julian Huxley (from the dust jacket flap). Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; tiny faint liquid mark on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Holdstock, Robert. Cover art by Christopher Zacharow. MYTHAGO WOOD.
Arbor House, New York, (1984), book club edition. 
214 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "On the edge of the (ancient British) forest the Huxley family lives. In the 1930s, George Huxley discovered some of the mysteries of the wood and, until his death in 1946, was obsessed with its exploration. Now, his son, Christian, lives again in the house by the wood and has discovered his father's notes. His brother, Steven, has disappeared into the wood, taking up the father's quest, and Chris is caught up gradually in the mystery. For a strange disjunction with reality appears in and around the wood invading the Huxley home. Here in this ancient place are preserved in living actuality the mythic personages of the human racial unconscious, who inhabit the wood. One who approaches the wood enters another world, the most primitive and powerful existence that humanity can imagine. And Chris must follow the others, including the beautiful huntress Mythago, on a journey to the far heart ot the wood, where the most ancient and perilous monsters still live. And rule..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, small tear with crease at top of rear panel, light tiny foxing marks along top inside edge, very light browning to spine and rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Hunvald, Henry, compiler. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1972. 
62 pp, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white, red and yellow illustrations. A collection of quotations and proverbs by chess and literary masters on the subject of the game of kings and those who play it. Previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, very light browning to top of book. Dust jacket is price clipped, has four small areas of surface paper loss on front panel, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Huxley, Aldous. Bradshaw, David, ed. THE HIDDEN HUXLEY: CONTEMPT AND COMPASSION FOR THE MASSES 1920-36.
Faber and Faber, London, (1994), Ist printing. 
255 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...at the time (Huxley) wrote his classic novel (Brave New World), (he) was a proponent of eugenics and an outspoken champion of anti-democratic government. For the past sixty years this Huxley has remained entirely unknown. 'The Hidden Huxley' presents a selection of his hitherto undocumented articles and broadcasts of this period. They reveal a complex figure, who was both typical of his era in his abhorrence of mass civilisation, and u n i q u e i n t h at his contempt gradually gave way to a sympathetic affinity with ordinary men and women. By 1937, when Huxley left Europe for the United States, the cultural elitist had been firmly displaced by the legendary humanist. Huxley' s fa sc in at i ng p r og re ss from a scourge of the masses to their compassionate spokesman - a volte-face which took him down coalmines, into factories and to a New Forest camp for the unemployed - is here exposed for the first time." Dust jack et ha s m ino r e dg e w ear /w rin kli ng, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A THING TO LOVE., Huxley, Elspeth.
5 Huxley, Elspeth. A THING TO LOVE.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1954, first edition. 
256 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. A novel set in Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising. Slight bump to top corner of approx. first 50 pages, tiny chip and light stain at fore-edge of page 69/70 - slight stain offset on adjacent pages, small bump at top corner of front board, light to moderate rubbing to boards and edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Isherwood, Christopher. A SINGLE MAN.
London Methuen 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cover art by Don Bachardy. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "(The subject of this novel) is the consciousness of one man, during one day in 1962, in and around Los Angeles. George, the 'single man' of the title, a middle-aged professor of English, has every reason to live in the past, but even the memory of his friend, Jim, killed in a car crash, does not prevent him from resolutely living in the present. From the first moment of waking consciousness the novel fans out over the day, taking in a hilariously funny lecture on a Huxley novel, and culminating in an unexpected meeting with Kenny, one of his students, in a bar on the seafront. Mr Isherwood has never been so mercilessly frank as here - though the frankness is tempered by his usual wit and compassion." Tiny dent in top margin of page 7, very light browning to edges of text block, two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has publisher's clip across bottom of front flap and printed "Price 16s net in U.K. only", both flaps have the extended white areas that appear on some copies (see scan), light browning to spine and top edge of rear panel, some horizontal puckers/wrinkles in the publisher applied laminate, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Dust jacket is now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981.  (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.), Miller, Beatrix, ed.  (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.)
7 Miller, Beatrix, ed. (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.) ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981. (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.)
London Conde Nast 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 11 13/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Taken from the pages of Vogue magazine. Contents: 1922 - HRH The Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; 1923 - HRH The Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The Wedding Breakfast by Aldous Huxley. Bridal Journeys by Osbert Sitwell; 1934 - Princess Marina; 1935 - Lady Alice Montagu Douglas-Scott. Poets and Weddings. 1947 - HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten; 1960 - HRH The Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. Flowers and Brides by Constance Spry; 1973 - HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips; 1981 - Royal Engagement: HRH The Prince Of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles picture profile. Random File by Andrew Barrow. Wedding Dresses of the Day, and the history of the wedding dress by Drusilla Beyfus. Engagement Day, February 24, 1981. Provides a wonderful overview of wedding fashions through the century. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, small sticker mark on front cover, a few small very minor wrinkles and light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Peter Coveney, John Henley, Phil Wikelund, Roslyn Lindquist, Clair Schulz, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9. (MALCOLM COWLEY, EDMUND WILSON, LEWIS AND CLARK, ALDOUS HUXLEY.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Shapers of American Culture (Malcolm Cowley and Edmund Wilson - with selected checklists); Lewis and Clark, Fact and Fiction; Collecting Aldous Huxley (with selected checklist); Are Best-Sellers Collectable? - Part 2; New York Times Fiction Best-Sellers, August 1952-August 1962; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Bobbs-Merrill); Books into Film (MASH). Interior - very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, slight bump to top of spine and top corner. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
9 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Wilson, Colin. THE STRENGTH TO DREAM: LITERATURE AND THE IMAGINATION.
Abacus, London, 1976. 
254 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. "What is the imagination and how does it work? Looking critically at the images of the world portrayed in the works of such authors as H.P. Lovecraft, August Strindberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, H.G. Wells, To lkien, D.H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley, Colin Wilson carries out a fascinating search for a definition of the creative imagination and its influence on literature." Interior - moderate browning to pages, cigarette smoke odour, otherwise cle a n a n d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, moderate browning on spine/rear hinge, one tiny corner crease. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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