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The Old Wives' Tale (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

By: Arnold Bennett; John Wain [Introduction and Notes]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1990

Seller ID: 060974

ISBN: 0140182551

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy illustrated cover. 617 pp. Foxing on page edges and spine. Light scratches on cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Weep Before God (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058048

Condition: Very Good +


A book of poetry.London: Macmillan (also New York: St. Martin's Press), 1961. First edition. Gerard A16.Artistic cloth boards in red, gray and white. Text in white against gray and an artistic representation of eyes. 46 pp. The dust wrapper has the same design. The book is VG+ with minor foxing on the fore edge. The wrapper has edge wear and the back, which has a white background, is soiled. Wrapper is price clipped. View more info

Wildtrack (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Melbourne, Toronto, Macmillan: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058049

Condition: Near Fine


Wain was one of the most prolific writers among the Inklings.London, Melbourne, Toronto: Macmillan, 1965. First edition. Gerard A23.Navy blue cloth boards with orange and white text and art.The front of the dust wrapper matches the front of the book. 50 pp.The book is near fine with only the slightest wear. The wrapper is VG, is price clipped, and has two closed tears of one inch. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Strike the Father Dead (First American Edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1962

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 035369

Condition: Very Good +


Gerard A18. Outside of Lewis, Tolkien and Williams, Wain published more than any other Inkling. This is considered one of the great jazz novels. Quarter blue cloth on tan paper boards with gilt and black text on the spine. Also a trombone in gilt on the spine. Aqua colored top stain. 329 pp. The dust wrapper has musically themed art and text in black and gold. The blue cloth spine spots of discoloration. The remainder of the book is tight with no writing on the inside. The unclipped dust wrapper is great on the front - the white back shows rubs. Both book and wrapper are better than VG.... View more info

Essays on Literature and Ideas

By: John Wain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan and Company: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042212

Condition: near


Blue cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. xi, 270pp. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Wildtrack; A Poem (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Melbourne, Toronto, Macmillan: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061118

Condition: Near Fine


Cloth boards with art that matches the dust wrapper. 50 pp.Book would be fine but for an owner's stamp on the first front end paper. Wrapper is also near fine.Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. View more info