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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.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Bright November.

    London : [1947]

    First edition, first-issue binding, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication "Best wishes from Kingsley Amis, November 1947" on the front free endpaper. Bright November was Amis's first published book.

    The publisher Reginald Ashley Caton (1897-1971) was an elusive one-man publisher who founded The Fortune Press, based at 12 Buckingham... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139744

  2. Bright November.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Bright November.

    London : [1947]

    First edition, first impression, later issue binding, of the author's first published book. The publisher R. A. Caton was an elusive one-man publisher who founded The Fortune Press, based at 12 Buckingham Palace Road, in 1924. He specialised in gay writing (several Fortune Press productions were burned after the 1934 obscenity trials), and in taking... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 100284

  3. A Frame of Mind
    AMIS, Kingsley. A Frame of Mind

    Reading : 1953

    First edition, limited issue, number 116 of 150 copies. This was the second of Amis's published books, and the second collection of his poetry. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140079

  4. Lucky Jim.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 102290

  5. The Fantasy Poets Number 22.
    AMIS, Kingsley. The Fantasy Poets Number 22.

    Swinford, Oxford : 1954

    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
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 88945

  6. The Evans Country.
    AMIS, Kingsley. The Evans Country.

    Oxford : 1962

    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
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 88886

  7. One Fat Englishman.
    AMIS, Kingsley. One Fat Englishman.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to fellow author and bibliophile "John Baxter, from another fat Englishman, Kingsley Amis".

    Baxter recounts the circumstances of his Amis collection being signed in his entertaining memoir A Pound of Paper (2002). Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 142955

  8. The James Bond Dossier.
    AMIS, Kingsley. The James Bond Dossier.

    London : 1965

    First edition, first impression; "this early critique, which was actually vetted by Fleming, has become a staple Bond reference book" (Gilbert). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 143601

  9. A Look Round the Estate:
    AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate:

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to fellow author and bibliophile "John Baxter, from Kingsley Amis, drinking at a quiet pace".

    Baxter recounts the circumstances of his Amis collection being signed in his entertaining memoir A Pound of Paper (2002). Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142957

  10. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.
    AMIS, Kingsley. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.

    London : 1970

    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;... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 85374

  11. The Darkwater Hall Mystery.
    AMIS, Kingsley. The Darkwater Hall Mystery.

    Edinburgh : August 1978

    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
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 88890

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