MURIEL SPARK

First Editions in very good condition-unless otherwise described..

Muriel SparkJOHN MASEFIELD. 1953. Peter Neville. Dust jacket slightly worn on the spine otherwise a very good copy. £45.00

MEMENTO MORI & THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS. 1965.
World Books. 1st combined edition. £6.00

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE. 1961. Macmillan.Dw.
Name on front end paper.£200.00

THE BACHELORS. 1961. Lipincott, USA. Dw by Seymour Chwast. £22.00

VOICES AT PLAY. 1961. Macmillan. Near fine in like dw. Review by J Bowen laid in. £25.00

THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS. 1963. Macmillan.
Uncorrected Proof copy in original wraps which are torn and frayed. Small circular stain on lower margin of prelims and a fore-edge stain not penetrating the margins. £25.00

THE MANDELBAUM GATE. 1965. Macmillan. Proof copy in original wraps without the printed title, etc but containing information printed in the published edition.(That portions had already appeared in The New Yorker & the contents page lists the stories dividing the work into 2 parts.) Original wraps torn on leading fore-edge. Spine frayed. £30.00

THE MANDELBAUM GATE. 1965. Macmillan. Proof copy in original wraps complete with the Macmillan dust jacket. £35.00

THE MANDELBAUM GATE. 1965. Macmillan. Green cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Contents a bit toned but still a tight, clear copy in unclipped, slightly shelf soiled dust jacket. £25.00

THE MANDELBAUM GATE. (1965) Knopf, NY. Dw. Cutting of long review by F Kermode from Atlantic Monthly laid in-5pp. £15.00

THE MANDELBAUM GATE. (1965) Knopf, NY. Covers very slightly worn. Inscription on front end paper. £10.00

THE PUBLIC IMAGE. 1968. Macmillan. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Contents perhaps slightly toned but otherwise a nice, bright copy in a price-clipped dust jacket which is lightly shelf-soiled and now glassine protected. £35.00

THE PUBLIC IMAGE. 1968. Macmillan. Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wraps in very good condition. £35.00

THE PUBLIC IMAGE. 1968. Knopf, USA. Near fine in vg dw. £17.50

THE DRIVER'S SEAT. 1970. Macmillan. Dark green cloth covered boards with silver spine titles. Contents slightly toned but still a very good, tight copy in slightly shelf-soiled jacket with three small closed tears. £25.00

NOT TO DISTURB. 1971. Macmillan. Uncorrected proof Copy in original wraps. £20.00

NOT TO DISTURB. 1971. Macmillan. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. There are a couple of small bumps to the front cover, and the contents are very slightly toned (due to the poor quality of paper used at this time) but otherwise a tight, clean copy in an unclipped, lightly shelf-soiled jacket which has a couple of small nicks and closed tears. £17.00

NOT TO DISTURB. 1971. Observer Books. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Each copy contains an original etching by M Ayrton & are signed by both the author & illustrator. £100.00

THE HOTHOUSE BY THE EAST RIVER. 1973. Macmillan. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. The tips of the spine are slightly bumped and the poor quality of paper used has led to slight toning of the contents, but still a bright enough copy in slightly shelf-soiled and chipped dust jacket. £20.00

THE HOTHOUSE BY THE EAST RIVER. 1973. Viking Press, NY. Dw. £17.50

THE ABBESS OF CREWE. 1974. Macmillan. Dw. New Fiction Society Edn. £12.00

THE TAKEOVER. 1976. Macmillan. Uncorrected Proof Copy in original drab wraps. £35.00

THE TAKEOVER. 1976. Macmillan. Green cloth covered boards with silver spine titles. The very slightest of bumps to head and foot of spine and top edge, but otherwise a very good copy in lightly faded dust jacket with small closed tear to top of front panel. £25.00

TERRITORIAL RIGHTS. 1979. Macmillan. Green cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. The head and foot of spine have very slight bumps and the poor quality of paper has led to slight toning of the contents but still a tight, clean copy in a John Alcorn designed dust jacket which has a couple of small chips and a tape-repaired tear to the front panel. £15.00

THE ONLY PROBLEM. 1984. Bodley Head. Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wraps. Publication date Sept 1984. £20.00

THE ONLY PROBLEM. 1984. Bodley Head. Near fine in like dust jacket.£20.00

THE STORIES OF MURIEL SPARK. 1987. Bodley Head. Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps. £16.00

A FAR CRY FROM KENSINGTON. 1988. Constable tissue Dw. London Limited Editions, limited to 150 copies, signed by Author & specially bound. £150.00

THE PORTOBELLO ROAD AND OTHER STORIES. 1990. Eurographica. Finland. Edition limited to 350 copies, signed by the author. Original wraps. £75.00

SYMPOSIUM. 1990. Constable. Uncorrected Proof copy in original wraps. £15.00

CURRICULUM VITAE. 1992. Constbale. Dw. Autobiography. £20.00

MURIEL SPARK, WILLIAM TREVOR, IAN MCEWAN. 1992. Colophon Press. Edition limited to 250 copies, this being one of 26 lettered copies signed by the Compiler, David Rees. A Bibliography of their First Editions. £50.00

MURIEL SPARK by Patricia STUBBS. 1973. Writers and their Work. Original wraps. £5.00

SPARK, Muriel.Editor. THE BRONTE LETTERS. 1954. 16pp Introduction by M Spark. Very good in frayed & damaged dw. Uncommon. £55.00

SPARK,M & D STANFORD. LETTERS OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN. 1957. P Owen. A Selection edited & Introduced by Derek STANFORD and Muriel SPARK. A very good copy in a very slightly frayed dust jacket. £60.00

TRIBUTE TO WORDSWORTH. 1950. Dw frayed/torn.
A Miscellany of opinion for the Centenary of the Poet's Death. Introduced by Herbert Read. Frontis by John Buckland Wright. Contributors include H Treece, J Heath-Stubbs, G S Fraser, Wrey Gardiner, M Spark, D Patmore, N Nicholson, H Palmer, G Woodcock, R Greacen, etc.)
Very good copy of M Spark's first book. £55.00

FORUM. Stories and Poems. v. 1/1. 2. 1949 . Edited & introduced by M Spark & D Stanford (v.2 only). Original wraps. 2 issues. All published.
There are contributions from M Spark, J Waller, H Palmer, Roy Campbell, K Raine, Wrey Gardiner, R Greacen, D Abse, H Treece, G S Fraser, H Manning, etc. The 2nd issue is inscribed by Stanford, "The first fruits of my co-operation with Muriel Spark." Specimen of M Spark's hand writing inserted. £135.00

EPHEMERA. M Spark-How I Became a Novelist-1pp extract from John O'London's Weekly-1/12/60; ARTS GUARDIAN 8/11/74. A Hamilton interviews M Spark-cutting from Arts Guardian, 8/11/74. 2 Acs from M Spark. One thanking the recipient for a book, the other an attractive Picasso postcard from Italy expressing the hope that the recipient would "continue to enjoy my novels.". £35.00

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