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  • A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Issac Bashevis Singer

    £2.50

    Penguin 1980,  18cm by 11cm 303 page paperback reprint. Singer was winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature. Condition: Covers worn and there is the remains of water damage to the last five pages.

  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

    £2.50

    Triad Grafton, 1987. 18cm by 11cm reprint paperback, 236 pages. Condition: Wear to covers and pages uniformly browned. Appears unread.

  • A Kumquat for John Keats by Tony Harrison

    £15.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1981. First edition. 21 cm by 13.5cm orange laminated wraps, 10 pages. Condition: Covers a little creased, edge-worn and sunned towards spine. There’s a 0.5 cm tear to bottom edge of final page.

  • A Selection by Tom Hadaway

    £5.00

    North Tyneside Libraries, 1996. 21cm by 15cm paperback, black and white illustrated wraps, 38 pages. Contains two of his plays: God Bless Thee Jacky Maddison and The Seafarers. Condition: Shelf-worn with a price sticker on the rear cover.

  • Angel Exhaust Number Eight Autumn 1992

    £5.00

    Printed in Great Britain by Antony Rowe Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire. New poetry from Cambridge and London edited by Adrian Clarke and Andrew Duncan. Red laminated wraps, 23cm by 15.5cm, 120 pages. The spine reads: “The Bloodsoaked Royston Perimeter”. Features Bill Griffiths, Denise Riley, Johan De Wit, Iain Sinclair, Maggie O’Sullivan and others. This copy is…

  • Basil Bunting a northern life by Richard Caddell and Anthony Flowers

    £8.00

    Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, 1997. First edition. 25cm by 20.5cm, 64 pages, illustrated wraps. There are some fabulous photos in this book, including Tony Harrison sat next to Bunting in a Newcastle pub with a pint and Allen Ginsberg in a Northumberland field. Buy it to see more! Condition: some shelf wear but overall…

  • Big League Poets by Mikhail Horovitz

    £25.00

    City Lights Books, San Francisco,1978. 20cm by 14cm, 48 unnumbered pages, stapled pictorial wraps. Quirky item featuring poets including Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, e.e. cummings plus City Lights owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti as baseball stars. We’re assuming the author is Michael Horowitz. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens

    £3.00

    Penguin, [1980]. The Penguin English Library. Paperback reprint 18cm by 11cm, 965 pages with an Introduction by J. Hillis Miller. Condition: Minimal edge-wear to covers and pages uniformly browned. This brick-sized paperback appears unread.

  • Blink by Andrea Badenoch 2001

    £10.00

    “It is 1962. The Beatles have released Love Me Do and John Glenn has orbited the Earth. But in this pit village in County Durham, everyone is looking back towards the traditions of the past…”  A First Edition by the Tyneside writer who died in 2004. Macmillan, 2001. 20.5cm by 13.5cm, 309 pages. Hardback in…

  • Bod’s New Leaf by Alison and Lo Cole

    £5.00

    Contender Entertainment, 2003. 16cm by 16.5cm white illustrated boards. In 2002 and 2003 Contender published Bod’s Way and Bod’s New Leaf , written by Alison Cole and illustrated by Lo Cole. The books revived their parents’ much-loved creation – the book and TV character Bod.  The books explore the quirky world of Bod and his…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole

    £7.00

    Methuen and Co, 1982. Reprint paperback. 14cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour images throughout. A Magnet Book. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. Features Bod on a snowy Christmas Eve, taking a present to…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole 1975

    £10.00

    Methuen and Co, 1975. First paperback edition. 14cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour and black and white images throughout. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. This first paperback edition came a decade after the…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole First edition 1965

    £18.00

    Methuen and Co, 1965. First edition. Hardback 16cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour and black and white images throughout. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. Bod on BBC followed the Coles’ classic Fingerbobs and…

  • Bone-Shaker Magazine Issue #12 2013

    £5.00

    Issue 12 of a quarterly bike magazine produced in Bristol, UK. Editorial team: Jimmy Ell, Mike White, John Coe and Sadie Campbell. 24cm by 17cm soft cover 60 pages. Articles include cycling in other countries plus Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s poem About Ladybower is reprinted and illustrated. Condition: Slight edge-wear to illustrated covers.

  • Bossy Parrot poetry anthology, 1987

    £15.00

    Edited by Neil Astley, published by Bloodaxe Books and featuring the best children’s poems from The Evening Chronicle Poetry competition. This 64 page book contains 10 of Elaine’s poems plus work by comedy writer and performer Dan Maier, actress Colleen Prendergast and the late, great Iain Pigg. Condition: This copy is previously owned with slight…

  • Both by Paul Metcalf

    £15.00

    The Jargon Society, North Carolina, 1982. First Edition.  28cm by 22cm black boards in dustwrapper, 113 printed pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville.  This book is about J.W. Booth, who assassinated American President Abraham…

  • Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire

    £10.00

    University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. First paperback printing. 23cm by 15cm, 513 pages in yellow wraps. Translated by Anne Hyde Greet with an Introduction by S.I. Lockerbie. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine is uniformly sunned, there is slight edge-wear to covers…

  • Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

    £5.00

    Bloomsbury, 2002. Uncorrected Proof Copy of UK first edition. 23.5cm by 15cm, colour illustrated wraps, 447 pages. Condition: Slight edge-wear and soiling with age. Remains of price sticker in the bottom right hand corner of the rear cover.

  • Children of Albion Edited & Extradicted by Michael Horovitz

    £5.00

    Penguin, 1970. Reprint of first Penguin edition published in 1969. 18cm by 11cm, 380 pages. Subtitled Poetry of the ‘Underground’ in Britain. Rear cover declares this anthology features “the ‘secret’ generation of more or less British poets whose work could hitherto be discovered only through their own bush telegraph of little magazines and lively readings.”…

  • Clangers Annual 1971 by Postgate and Firmin

    £22.00

    Odhams, 1970. 31cm x 22.5cm, colour photo boards illustrated throughout with colour and black and white images. Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin gave us Noggin the Nog, Pogles Wood, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss and The Clangers. This beautiful TV tie-in shows you how to make a felt Clanger toy. A friend of ours was lucky…

  • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

    £3.00

    Penguin, 1984. 18cm by 11cm colour illustrated wraps, 232 pages. Condition: edge-wear to spine and page edges and pages browned with age.

  • Collected Poems and Translations by Veronica Forrest-Thomson

    £10.00

    Published by Agneau 2, an imprint of  Allardyce-Barnett, 1990. Maroon cloth boards 21.5cm by 15cm, 286 pages in cream dustwrapper. Forrest-Thomson (28th November 1947 – 26th  April 1975) was a poet and criticial theorist brought up in Scotland. Studying  in Cambridge brought her into contact with poet Denise Riley. This copy is from the library…

  • Collected Poems by Frances Horovitz 1985

    £8.00

    First edition Bloodaxe Books in association with Enitharmon Press, 1985. Published two years after her death at the age of 43, this collection was edited by her poet and critic husband, Roger Garfitt. 21.5cm by 14cm, 128 pages. Condition: slight edge-wear to covers plus spine and top edge of rear cover are browned with age….

  • Complete Poems by Hart Crane

    £5.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1984. First revised edition edited by Brom Weber. True first edition was published in 1966 by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York. 21.5cm by 14cm, 222 pages in blue wraps. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine sunned, page edges slightly soiled with…

  • Corvus A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

    £3.00

    Granta, 2008. 20cm by 13cm, 337 pages. Illustrated by Helen Macdonald. The back cover describes this as a “beguiling blend of memoir and natural history…” Condition: Minimal shelf-wear and pages a little browned with ages. Appears unread.

  • Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings by Tristan Tzara

    £15.00

    Arc Publications, Todmorden, Lancs, 1975. Translated by Lee Harwood. Limited edition of 500 copies of which 15 have been numbered and signed by the translator.  This copy is NOT one of the 15. Yellow dustwrapper with printing over light yellow paper cover. 20.4 x 14.7 cms, 30 pages. The poems in this volume  are reproduced…

  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton 1976

    £2.00

    Penguin Modern Classics. Penguin, 1976. 18cm by 11cm 239 pages. Condition: 3 cm closed tear to bottom edge of title page, pages uniformly browned with age and covers worn and creaed. A well-read copy.

  • Cultural Affairs in Boston by John Wieners

    £15.00

    Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First paperback edition. 23cm by 15cm, 204 pages. Subtitled Poetry & Prose 1956-1985, this collection of writer, actor, stage manager and gay activist Wieners’ work is edited by Raymond Foye with a Preface by Robert Creeley. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with “Lancaster…

  • Dickens at Doughty Street by John Greaves 1975

    £8.00

    Elm Tree Books, 1975. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 197 pages with black and white photos and a Foreword by Monica Dickens. The author was at the time of writing, Honorary Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. This book details the time Charles Dickens and his wife Kate spent in 48 Doughty Street in Bloomsbury,…

  • Don’t Be Silly, Mr Twiddle! by Enid Blyton

    £3.00

    Dean & Son, 1971. Hardback orange boards 19cm by 13cm, 184 pages. Children’s book. Condition: Boards slightly soiled and worn, page edges dusty plus there are some letters stamped on the front pastedown, fly-leaf and half-title.

  • Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1967. Penguin Classics. 18cm by 11cm 266 pages. Translated from German by Douglas Parmée. Condition: light edge-wear to covers, ink signature to inside of front cover, pages uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.  

  • Elaine of La Signe by Ursula Moray Williams First edition 1937

    £12.00

    Ursula Moray Williams was a Children’s author and this title is one of her earlier books. First edition, lacking dustwrapper, published by Harrap, 1937. 20cm x 14.5cm blue boards. 254 pages. Colour frontispiece and black and white drawings illustrated by the author. Condition: Lacks dustwrapper, there is foxing in the pages and page 33 is…

  • Elizabethan Sonnets Edited by Maurice Evans

    £2.00

    J&M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1992. Everyman Library. 19.5cm by 13cm, colour illustrated wraps, 238 pages. Useful Introduction plus work by Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Edmund Spenser and more. Condition: Wear to cover edges and spine ends, pages uniformly browned with age.

  • Full House by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)

    £4.00

    Virago Press, 1988. Reprint. Virago Modern Classic Number 232. 20cm by 13cm 320 pages. Irish writer. Virago Modern Classics. Condition: page edges uniformly browned plus distinctive lush green cover edges a little worn with creasing towards spine on front cover. Very Good.

  • Genoa by Paul Metcalf

    £20.00

    Jonathan Williams Publisher, 1965. First Edition. Jargon 43. 26cm by 17.5cm yellow boards in dustwrapper, 190 pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Giant Night by Anne Waldman. INSCRIBED.

    £10.00

    Corinth Books, New York, 1970. First edition. 20cm by 14.5cm, 94 pages, purple decorated covers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is INSCRIBED to him by the author. On the title page it reads: “for Richard Caddell in Durham with thanks Anne Waldman.” Condition:…

  • Granta 101, Spring 2008

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Jason Cowley and featuring Hilary Mantel, Annie Proulx, Douglas Coupland and more.21cm by 14.5cm 286 pages. Condition: Miniscule shelf-wear. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 53, Spring 1996

    £3.00

    A paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue’s theme is News and features Zoe Heller, Gordon Burn, Fintan O’Toole and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Crease down front cover and covers slightly yellowed with age. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask…

  • Granta 54, Summer 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Best of Young American Novelists and features Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Fae Myenne Ng, Mona Simpson and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 320 pages. Condition: A few pages to the rear of the book have creasing to the bottom corner plus…

  • Granta 56, Winter 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled: What Happened to Us? Britain’s Valedictory Realism and features John Banville on Anthony Blunt plus Hilary Mantel, Hanif Kureishi, Philip Hensher, Fintan O’Toole and more.21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: A Very Good clean copy. N.B. We have more copies of…

  • Granta 72, Winter 2000

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Richard Ford, Olga Tokarczuk, Nik Cohn, A.L. Kennedy and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Clean contents but crease the spine of front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 73, Spring 2001

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Necessary Journeys and features Ian McEwan on Dunkirk plus Decca Aitkenhead, Dayanita Singh, Isabel Hilton plus the untold story of how the FBI pursued James Baldwin. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: edge-wear to covers and page edges. N.B. We have more…

  • Granta 80 Winter 2002

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Group: Pictures from Previous Lives and features Geoff Dyer, Luke Harding, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear and slight curling to the front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in…

  • Granta 82, Summer 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Life’s Like That and features Simon Gray, Lynn Barber and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: some shelf-wear. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 84, Winter 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Over There How America Sees The World and features Edmund White, James Kelman, Paul Theroux, Studs Terkel, Gary Shteyngart and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear with a couple of Granta leaflets laid in. N.B. We have more copies…

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Isabel Hilton, Luc Sante, Tessa Hadley plus a rare interview with James Joyce. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: very clean and tight. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 94, Summer 2006

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. Travel writing special featuring John Burnside, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Clean contents but slight wear and creasing to covers. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens

    £2.50

    Penguin, 2003. 19.5cm by 13cm colour illustrated wraps, 321 pages. Edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint. Condition: Slight sunning towards the spine on the front cover, edge-wear to covers, spine a little creased.

  • Harmonium by Wallace Stevens 1975

    £15.00

    St. James Press, London, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1975. Harmonium was first published in 1923. This reprint is photographed from the copy in University of London library. Part of the Poetry Reprint Series: Set One featuring Robert Graves, Wallace Stevens, John Betjeman, Conrad, Aiken and H.D.  This copy is from the library of the…

  • Have the Men Had Enough? by Margaret Forster

    £3.00

    Penguin, 1990. Reprint paperback. 20cm by 13cm coloured illustrated wraps, 251 pages. Described by Anita Brookner as “An extremely skilful and angry novel…” Condition: Minimal edge-wear to covers and page edges uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.

  • Hello, Mr Twiddle! by Enid Blyton

    £3.00

    Deans International Publishing, 1986. Reprint. Hardback blue boards 19cm by 13cm, 184 pages. Children’s book. Condition: Minimal soiling to page edges and boards.

  • Hemy by Theresa Easton and Ian Horn

    £20.00

    Limited edition 4/12 signed by the artist and printmaker Theresa Easton. Created [2011?]  as part of The Sunderland Book Project. 18.5cm by 18cm blue illustrated boards, concertina book.Thomas MM Hemy (1852-1931), a local Sunderland based artist, was commissioned in 1895 by Sunderland AFC to paint a picture of the team in action. The painting of…

  • Hermetic Definition by H.D.

    £8.00

    Carcanet Press, 1972. First paperback edition. Blue card wraps 20cm by 14cm, 117 pages. This previously unpublished poem is contemporary with her Trilogy. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: wraps slightly edge-worn and curled to edges, pages minimally browned and page edges a little…

  • Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg SIGNED

    £40.00

    City Lights Books, May 1971, 24th printing. City Lights Pocket Poets Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 16cm by 12.5cm, 44 pages in black and white wraps.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and signed with an ink pen, “allen ginsberg” on the Dedication page….

  • Imagist Poetry edited by Peter Jones

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1972. 18cm by 11cm, 187 pages. Anthology featuring Richard Aldington, H.D., Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and more.  Fabulous cover: detail from William Roberts’ The Vorticists in the Eiffel Tower.  From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn with…

  • Italian Journey by J.W. Goethe

    £3.00

    Goethe’s Italian Journey 1786-1788 translated by W.H. Auden and Elizabeth Mayer. This Penguin reprint from the 1990s is undated. 20cm by 13cm 508 pages. Condition: pages uniformly browned with age and some wear and soiling to covers but a clean reading copy of a classic.

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    £2.50

    Penguin, 1996. Reprint paperback 20cm by 13cm colour illustrated wraps, 532 pages. Penguin Classic with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Mason. Condition: Covers slightly edge-worn with a crease to rear wrap and some sunning towards the spine on front wrap. Page edges slightly browned with age.

  • Komorni hudba by James Joyce [Czech version of Chamber Music]

    £10.00

    Dauphin, 2000. 19cm by 11cm cream wraps. This version of Joyce’s Chamber Music was translated by Petr Mikes with an Epilogue by Matthew Sweney, writer, editor, translator, and Assistant Professor of English at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is…

  • Lavengro by George Borrow

    £5.00

    George G. Harrap, 1947. Reprint. The Holborn Library edition.  18cm by 12cm red cloth boards, 548 pages. From the author of The Romany Rye. Condition: Board edges slightly sunned, some browning to prelims and dusty top edge.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor

    £5.00

    Did you know Lewis Carroll  visited Ripon during sixteen of his creative years? This pamphlet “attempts to put that into context.” Printed by Ripon Cathedral, 2005. Reprint of 1998 first edition. 21cm by 14.5cm , 16 pages, illustrated throughout with mostly b&w photos and illustrations. Condition: Clean contents but some wear to spine and slight…