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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : COLONEL BUTLER’S WOLF.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : COLONEL BUTLER’S WOLF.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1972. First edition. His third thriller – “Oh, ingenious and lovely Price” (H. R. F. Keating).
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy indeed in the Gollancz yellow dust-jacket, printed in magenta and black, also very good indeed.

£50

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : TOMORROW’S GHOST : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : TOMORROW’S GHOST : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1979. First edition. Typist and army widow shows an unexpected aptitude for espionage – plus David Audley, Jack Butler, et al. “One of the very finest, and most subtle ... of this remarkable writer” (Patrick Cosgrave).
Post 8vo (21cm). 256pp. Original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt; one tiny mark on lower edge, otherwise very good indeed in the Oliver Hatch dust-jacket, just very faintly sunned at spine.

£25

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SOLDIER NO MORE : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SOLDIER NO MORE : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1981. First edition. Spy thriller set in 1957 – a double agent sets out to recruit Dr Audley. “As good as anything he has done before” (TLS).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (278),[ii]pp. Original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt; a couple of tiny marks to edges, but otherwise very good indeed in the Oliver Hatch dust-jacket – also very good indeed.

£20

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1984. First edition. Oliver St. John Latimer, plump economist and spy-catcher, receives a request from the CIA. His rival, David Audley, also becomes involved. “First-class civilised entertainment” (Anthony Lejeune).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (272)pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; just a hint of bruising; tiny mark to one leaf, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£30

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1984. First edition. Oliver St. John Latimer, plump economist and spy-catcher, receives a request from the CIA. His rival, David Audley, also becomes involved. “First-class civilised entertainment” (Anthony Lejeune).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (272)pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; just a touch bruised, but a very good copy in just lightly used dust-jacket, but also very good.

£25

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : HERE BE MONSTERS : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : HERE BE MONSTERS : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1985. First edition. An American former army major is pushed off a cliff in France the day after the D-Day anniversary ceremonies – prompting a crisis within British Intelligence. Even Audley comes under suspicion. “Diabolically ingenious” (Christopher Pym).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (256)pp. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt; a sprinkling of faint edge-spots, but a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket with just a hint of mild creasing, but also very good.

£20

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1986. First edition. Two KGB rivals confront each other – but on Exmoor. Polish dissidents involved and David Audley has been playing politics. “Can only add to his reputation” (Financial Times).
Medium 8vo (24cm). 256pp. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt; just a touch rubbed, but otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket very faintly creased and with a hint of tanning to head of inner flaps, but also very good.

£20

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : A NEW KIND OF WAR : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : A NEW KIND OF WAR : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1987. First edition. David Audley’s early years in espionage – Greece and Germany in 1945 and the mysterious unit known as TRR-2.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 254,[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; a very good, clean and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket just very lightly used and with a tiny mark on rear panel, but also very good.

£20

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : A PROSPECT OF VENGEANCE : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : A PROSPECT OF VENGEANCE : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1988. First edition. A sailing accident on the South Coast, a Yorkshire gun battle, two deaths and a mystery. Audley involved and the hunters become the hunted. “Superior stuff, as always” (The Times).
Medium 8vo (24cm). [ii],(252),[ii]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; a very good, clean and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£20

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : THE MEMORY TRAP : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928-2019 : THE MEMORY TRAP : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1989. First edition. “Even in the era of ‘Glasnost’, a defector is worth having – especially if he is senior computer specialist in Russian military intelligence”. But it all goes wrong. Audley, Butler, et al.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; just a touch rubbed; very faint spine-crease, but a good, clean and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket just slightly creased and with a single short nick on the rear panel.

£20

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