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AMIS, Kingsley.

AMIS, Kingsley.

Rare books by Kingsley Amis, including first editions and signed first editions of Lucky Jim, The Green Man, and The James Bond Dossier.

Kingsley Amis (1922 – 1995) was a British novelist, and member of post-war group writers the Angry Young Men.

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  1. Bright November.

    Bright November.

    Poems.
    First edition, in the first-issue binding. The author's first published book, often encountered rebound. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: [1947]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 97800

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  2. Bright November.

    Bright November.

    Poems.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first published book. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: [1947]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100284

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  3. Bright November.
    signed

    Bright November.

    Poems.
    First edition, first-issue binding. A significant presentation copy of the author's first published book, inscribed by him to "David Williams, sincere good wishes from Kingsley Amis, December 1947" on the front free endpaper, and again at a later date below, "Sounds a bit formal, would you say? Jolly good luck and raucous cheers (in slightly less tidy handwriting) from Kingsley, December 1978". Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: [1947]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112769

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Lucky Jim.

    Lucky Jim.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 102290

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  5. The Fantasy Poets Number 22.

    The Fantasy Poets Number 22.

    First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies published. Number 22 in the Fantasy Poets series. The poem "The Last War" was originally published in the American magazine Furioso. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: Swinford, Oxford

    Stock Code: 88945

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  6. A Case of Samples:

    A Case of Samples:

    Poems 1946–1956.
    First edition, first impression. A collection chosen by Amis as the best of his poetry. It is sometimes overlooked that Amis, both in his published poetry and in his personal associations, was a founder member of The Movement. Learn More
    £85

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88893

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  7. The Evans Country.

    The Evans Country.

    First edition, first impression. Part of the Fantasy Poets series, this volume contains 6 poems on Wales which had previously appeared in The Spectator. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published: Oxford

    Stock Code: 88886

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  8. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.

    What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.

    First edition, first impression of this collection of essays by Kingsley Amis including "literary criticism, of writers as diverse and Hans Christian Andersen and Dylan Thomas and novels from Sorrell and Son to Portnoy's Complaint; articles on such topics as horror films, the use of language, the National Eisteddfod of Wales and fictional detectives; autobiographical fragments and such confessions as why he wrote the James Bond novel Colonel Sun and why he left the Left; a ‘pique-piece' on the ‘sixties and a serious meditation on the nature of Christ" (jacket blurb). Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published:

    Stock Code: 67592

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  9. Ending Up.

    Ending Up.

    First edition, uncorrected proof copy. Learn More
    £45

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88906

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  10. The Alteration.

    The Alteration.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £45

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88912

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  11. The Darkwater Hall Mystery.

    The Darkwater Hall Mystery.

    Limited numbered edition of 165 copies, of which this is number 118. This short story was originally published in a shortened form in Playboy in May 1978. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1978

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 88890

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  12. Collected Poems 19441979.

    Collected Poems 19441979.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £45

    Date of Publication: 1979

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99975

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  13. Collected Short Stories.

    Collected Short Stories.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Date of Publication: 1980

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88923

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  14. The Amis Collection:

    The Amis Collection:

    Selected Non-Fiction, 1954–1990. With an Introduction by John McDermott.
    First edition thus, first impression. Learn More
    £25

    Date of Publication: 1990

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88932

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  15. The Folks That Live on the Hill.
    £25

    Date of Publication: 1990

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88939

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  16. The Russian Girl.

    The Russian Girl.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Date of Publication: 1992

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88930

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  17. The Amis Story Anthology:

    The Amis Story Anthology:

    A Personal Choice of Short Stories.
    First edition thus, first impression. Learn More
    £25

    Date of Publication:

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88936

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