12397 BURNETT, W.R.
The Asphalt Jungle

London, Macdonald 1950. First edition. Very good in like dustjacket with a few small closed tears and a fingernail-size chip restored near the top of the spine (not affecting lettering).
By the author of "Little Caesar". This novel was made into a classic movie of the same name, directed by John Huston, and one of the first films to show a "caper" from the criminal's viewpoint. The UK edition (evocatively illustrated by Stein) is much less common than the US edition.


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12968 NAIPAUL, V.S.
Miguel Street

London, Andre Deutsch 1959. First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, bookseller's label on bottom edge of front paste-down, spine slightly canted, o/w fine in very good price-clipped dustjacket with a few small closed tears, light rubbing at the extremities, and a fingernail size smudge on the outer edge of the back panel.
Naipaul's third book, quite scarce, in a wonderful dustjacket designed by Stephen Russ.


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23889 SCHAEFER, Jack.

London, Andre Deutsch 1955. Second impression. Fine in like price-clipped dustjacket.
A handsome copy of a Western classic, in exactly the same format as the first British edition which was published in November 1954 (this second impression is from February of the following year). The jacket is a striking pictorial design quite different to the one used on the more common (and considerably more expensive) US first edition.


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