THRILLER

[ First edition. ] The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Author: 
John le Carré
Le Carre
Publication details: 
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963.
£750.00
Le Carre

222pp., 8vo. In light-blue binding with gilt spine. A good copy, lightly-aged, in like binding. In worn and chipped dustwrapper (see image on my website) printed in red and black, lightly faded at spine, with a few short closed tears, and a 12.5 x 2.5 panel of glue staining from tape diagonally across the blank back cover of the dustwrapper. The printing information on the reverse of title-leaf simply reads: '© Victor Gollancz Limited 1963'. The dustwrapper is unclipped and with '18/- | net' on the otherwise-blank front flap.

[ Geoffrey Household, thriller writer. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed to military historian Barrie Pitt

Author: 
Geoffrey Household [ Geoffrey Edward West Household ] (1900-1988), English thriller writer [ Barrie Pitt (1918-2006), military historian ]
Publication details: 
All four letters on letterheads of Church Headland, Whitchurch, Aylesbury. Three dating from 1974 and one from 1980.
£450.00

The four letters in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Also present are carbons of four letters from Pitt to Household (three from 1974 and one from 1981). ONE: ALS. 11 April 1974. 2pp., 4to. He is delighted 'to be appreciated by a fellow craftsman' and is sending a copy of his 'Time to Kill', which he asks him to accept, as he has 'a number of them taking up useful shelf room'. TWO: TLS. 24 April 1974. 2pp., 4to.

[ Edgar Wallace, thriller writer. ] Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Edgar Wallace [ Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace ] (1875-1932), English thriller writer
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£25.00

On 5 x 11cm. piece of paper, torn from the conclusion to a typed letter. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: '[...] myself, you would write to me. | Yours very truly, | Edgar Wallace'.

Typed Letter Signed Ambrose Grant, other pseud. James Hadley Chase, to Mrs Dribble, about More Deadly that the Male.

Author: 
[James Hadley Chase] Ambrose Grant, pseud. Rene Lodge Brabazon Raymond, crime novelist
Ambrose Grant, other pseud. James Hadley Chase
Publication details: 
[Headed] The Camp, Little Kimble, Nr. Aylesbury, Bucks., 5 Feb. 1947.
£120.00
Ambrose Grant, other pseud. James Hadley Chase

One page, 12mo, good condition. Thanks you very much for writing to me about my boo. It is always nice to hear from oone's readers and I am delighted to learn that both you and your husband found an hour's excitement in this otherwise rather dreary world. | Your good wishes are appreciated. Norte: Apparently Raymond/Chase/Grant only published More Deadly than the Male under the pseudonym Ambrose Grant so letters signed so may well be scarce.

Typed Note Signed ('Phillips Oppenheim') to Lawrence Mack, editor of Everybody's Weekly.

Author: 
E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) [Lawrence Mack; Everybody's Weekly]
Publication details: 
26 April 1928; on letterhead of Villa Deveron, Cagnes, Alpes-Maritmes, France.
£56.00

8vo: 1 p. Good, on lightly-creased paper, with a faint 4cm pink stain in the right-hand margin. Reads 'Many thanks for the copy of your interesting paper, and the kindly reference to my novel.'

Syndicate content