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28 March 2019

Modern First Editions

Lot 5

Kingsley Amis, Works, most first editions, many signed [most UK, 1958-1995]

Estimate £1000 - £1500 + fees

Sold Price £800

Kingsley Amis, Works, most first editions, many signed [most UK, 1958-1995]


a group of 48 volumes, comprising: That Uncertain Feeling (1955, author's signature on a piece of card loosely inserted), I Like it Here (1958, author's signature on a piece of paper loosely inserted), Take a Girl Like You (1960, unsigned, spotted), New Maps of Hell (1960, first American edition, t.l.s. by the author loosely inserted), New Maps of Hell (1960, American paperback edition, unsigned, upper cover clipped), New Maps of Hell (1961, unsigned), My Enemy's Enemy (1962, unsigned), One Fat Englishman (1963, unsigned), The Book of Bond (1965, unsigned), The James Bond Dossier (1965, unsigned), The Egyptologists (1965), The Anti-Death League (1966), I Want it Now (1968), Lucky Jim's Politics (1968, unsigned), Colonel Sun (Robert Markham, 1968, unsigned), The Green Man (1969, dust-jacket spine faded), What Became of Jane Austen (1970, upper edges of dust-jacket torn without loss), Girl, 20 (1971), On Drink (1972, price clipped), Dear Illusion (1972, unsigned, original printed wrappers), The Riverside Villas Murder (1973), Ending Up (1974), The Crime of the Century (1975, unsigned, paperback edition), The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (1975, unsigned), Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975, unsigned), The Alteration (1976), Harold's Years (1977, unsigned), Jake's Thing (1978), Russian Hide and Seek (1980, unsigned), Collected Short Stories (1980. red dust-jacket, unsigned), Collected Short stories (1980, unsigned), The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981), Every Day Drinking (1983, unsigned), Stanley and the Women (1984), How's Your Glass (1984, unsigned), The Old Devils (1986), Difficult with Girls (1988), The Crime of the Century (1989, first edition in book form), The Folks that Live on the Hill (1990), Memoirs (1991, unsigned), We are all Guilty (1991, unsigned), The Russian Girl (1992), Mr Barrett's Secret (1993), You Can't do Both (1994), You Can't do Both (1994, number 124 of 150 specially bound copies), The Biographer's Moustache (1995, unsigned), all signed unless specified, original cloth or boards, original dust-jackets where applicable, most in excellent and crisp condition, a few spines faded, overall excellent set of author's works, 8vo