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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : BROTHER CAIN.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : BROTHER CAIN.

London : Anthony Blond, (1959). First edition. A resignation from the army, a mysterious and murky organisation steps in.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [vi],(248),[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a touch bruised; mild tanning and spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the Oliver Carson dust-jacket - just lightly used and faintly tanned.

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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : THE RICH PAY LATE.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : THE RICH PAY LATE.

London : Anthony Blond, (1964). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed with forename, and dated by Simon Raven in the year of publication – “Rosemary, With best wishes from Simon, October, 1964” – the recipient being Rosemary Whitamore, a neighbour in Deal. Ambitious young men down from the University in 1950s London – the opening novel in the “Alms for Oblivion” sequence.
Post 8vo (21cm). (238),[ii]pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered in white; a few very minor signs of age and use, but a very good copy in the Oliver Elmes dust-jacket – just a touch sunned at spine, but also very good.

£200

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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES.

London : Anthony Blond, (1965). First edition. It’s 1959 and they were all at the wedding – ministers, patrons, editors, friends high and low, and a skeleton at the feast. The second volume in the “Alms for Oblivion” sequence.
Post 8vo (21cm). (248)pp. Original green boards, blocked and lettered in white; a few edge-spots, but a very good copy in the Oliver Elmes dust-jacket – just very faintly sunned at spine, but also very good.

£100

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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : AN INCH OF FORTUNE.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : AN INCH OF FORTUNE.

London : Blond & Briggs, (1980). First edition. His previously unpublished first novel - rejected over libel fears in 1950 and here resurrected. A semi-autobiographical tale of acting as tutor to the "erratic and erotic son of an hysterical millionairess" - London, country house, Aldeburgh, Biarritz.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 176pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; small mark on fore-edge, but a very good copy in the Craig Dodd dust-jacket - also very good indeed.

£25

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