Four Signed First Editions by Kingsley Amis
A set of four first edition Kingsley Amis books which have all been signed by the author. From the collection of the infamous book collector, Dr Philip Murray. All copies have unclipped dust jackets. Dusty top edges. All 8vo
Lucky Jim (1953): A very good copy of this classic tale of Lucky Jim. A rare first edition and even rarer in such good condition and signed. A highly collectable and sought after book. Original green cloth hard boards with bright gilt lettering on the spine. The spine ends are bumped and the gilt is faded on the publishers name. Clean end papers with a few spots. Pages are very lightly browned at the edges. Authors signature on the title page. Unclipped dust jacket ( 12/6). Nicking on the edges of the spine and a 1 cm tear on the edge of the top spine. Spine colour is darkened. Colours of the dust jacket are dulled. Slight leaning. 256pp
One Fat Englishman (1963): A very good condition copy and “Best wishes to Philip Murray” signed on the front free page. Original red cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on the spine. Mild bumping of spine ends. Mild spotting on the page edges. The unclipped dust jacket (18/s) is bright. Spine soiled. Few tiny tears on the edges and chipping of the edges of the dust jacket. Small taped repairs to the reverse of the jacket. 192 pp
One Fat Gentleman (1963): A very good copy. Signed on the title page by the author. Original red cloth boards with bumped ends of the spine. A few closed tears to the edges of the dust jacket. Spine of the jacket is dulled and some loss of colour. Contents very clean. 192 pp.
Take a Girl Like You ( 1960): Good condition. Signed on the title page by the author. Red cloth boards have tape residue across the front. Spine ends of the cloth are bumped and slightly faded. Marks of tape extend to the end papers and front and rear free pages. Pages ends are green. Two tiny holes in rear end page. Foxing on the front and end pages. Some marks within the book. Dust jacket has sticker residue on the spine. Marks on the edges and soiled. 320 pp.
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Read our blog about Dr Philip Murray and his book collection here