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1 Ackroyd, Peter CHATTERTON
New York: Grove Press, (1987). 0802100414 / 9780802100412 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. 
English biographer and novelist's story based on the life of the precocious romantic poet who commited suicide at eighteen and became a legend after his death. 
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2 Ackroyd, Peter MILTON IN AMERICA
New York: Doubleday, (1997). 0385477082 / 9780385477086 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated dust jacket decorated with an engraving by William Blake. 
Ackroyd posits a fictional trip to America by the aging, blind poet in this tale from the esteemed British novelist and literary biographer, who, as in this case, often audaciously blends the two genres. By the author of BLAKE, HAWKSMOOR, and CHATTERTON. 
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3 Ackroyd, Peter MILTON IN AMERICA
New York: Doubleday, (1997). 0385477082 / 9780385477086 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wrappers. 
This highly readable novel poses the question: What if the poet John Milton had come to Puritan America in 1660? 
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4 Ackroyd, Peter THE CLERKENWELL TALES
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2004). 0385511213 / 9780385511216 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. As-new. 
"Brimming with Ackroyd's imaginative use of scholarship. This is more than a reworking of earlier material, be it Chaucer's or his own. Ackroyd is clearly out to impress, and it's worked."--Daily Telegraph. Set in 1399 London. 
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5 Ackroyd, Peter THE COLLECTION
London: Chatto & Windus, (2001) 0701173009 / 9780701173005 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An anthology of the novelist and biographer's journalism, reviews, lectures, short stories and miscellaneous writings; gathered from The Spectator, 1973-1987; from the Sunday Times and The Times, 1981-2001; and elsewhere. 465 pages, indexed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0241109647 / 9780241109649 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very minor bruising to upper corner tips, else fine, in white-lettered black cloth shelfback over black boards; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket that betrays some mild fading to the spine panel. 
Novel written as if it were Wilde's autobiography and "winner of a Somerset Maugham Award."--Adriana Neagu. "Peter Ackroyd's extraordinary act of ventriloquism"--Lucasta Miller. 
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7 (Roland, Gilbert). Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0060151870 / 9780060151874 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of stain to fore-edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fictional life of Wilde by the highly regarded biographer and novelist. This copy from film star Gilbert Roland's library, SIGNED by Roland to the pastedown, bearing his blind stamp to the free endsheet, and with a gift note SIGNED by Ann Warner laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Ackroyd, Peter THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders
New York: Doubleday, (1995). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A mystery novel of impeccable historical accuracy set in the autumn of 1880, in which Karl Marx, a music hall star, and a struggling author all set out to get to the bottom of a murder the press attributes to a mythical creature. 
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