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1 Isherwood, Christopher DOWN THERE ON A VISIT
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1962). 0413598403 / 9780413598400 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor coffee? droplets to page fore-edges, very good plus in textured blue boards with silver titles to the spine; in a price-clipped very good plus dust jacket with light shelf-edge wear and a short tear to the upper front corner. 
This four episode novel intimates stages in the author's own life. The youth becomes an adult, an adult becomes the observer and an observer becomes a chronicler in this caring, thoughtful memoir. Ambrose is based on Francis Turville-Petre. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Shelley, Mary). Isherwood, Christopher & Bachardy, Don FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY
(New York): Avon, (1973). First edition: Paperback Original. Avon #17970. Mass market paperback. Gleaming, fine, unread copy in color photo-illustrated wraps. 
The NBC-TV movie version for which Isherwood co-authored this teleplay starred James Mason, David McCallum and Michael Sarrazin (as the monster); widely considered the most faithful rendering of Shelley's original--though that may be a mixed blessing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Isherwood, Christopher LIONS AND SHADOWS: An Education in the Twenties
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, (1947). B0006D6WN0 First U.S. edition, first printing. Jacket drawing by E. McKnight Kauffer. Hardcover. A few dots of stain to upper page edges, fore-edge, thus nearly fine, in full blue cloth with gilt lettering against a black spine block; in a price-clipped, age-toned, very good plus jacket with a few tiny chips, short, creased edge tear at upper spine. 
An "autobiographical novel" of London Bohemia in the Twenties, from the author of THE BERLIN STORIES. This copy is SIGNED by author Isherwood and bears some of his notations, unmasking the identities of some of the re-named characters (Auden, Spender). 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Isherwood, Christopher THE BERLIN STORIES: THE LAST OF MR. NORRIS; GOODBYE TO BERLIN
(New York): A New Directions Book published by James Laughlin, (1945). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's name and address to front pastedown, else a solid very good plus copy; in a quite substantially browned pictorial dust jacket which also shows some rubbing, and shallow chipping at the extremities. 
"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Isherwood, Christopher THE CONDOR AND THE COWS: A South American Travel-Diary
New York: Random House, (1949). B0007DVOT6 First edition, first printing. In gilt-stamped black cloth shelfback over composition binding, map-decorated endsheets; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Bookstore label and penned name to front free endsheet, ding to upper edge rear cover, else about near fine, in a very good only dust jacket: age-darkened, nicked at spine ends and corners, tiny chip to interior spine panel, wear. 
In September 1947, long before mass tourism and with no knowledge of Spanish, Christopher Isherwood and his lover Bill Caskey left for a six-month tour of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Title-page and photographs by Caskey. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Isherwood, Christopher THE MEMORIAL: Portrait of a Family
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, (1946). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's discreet signature and date to front free endsheet, else a fresh, fine copy in burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering against a black panel; in an about near fine dust jacket with very light toning, rubbing, soiling and nicking. 
Isherwood's second novel. "Long before Truman Capote claimed to have invented the nonfiction novel, Isherwood’s early works...featured a character called Christopher Isherwood recounting experiences that were clearly autobiographical."--L.A. Weekly. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Isherwood, Christopher THE WORLD IN THE EVENING
New York: Random House, (1954). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good, with mild creasing to spine, dot of stain to fore-edge, mild spine slant, very faint cup-ring stains to front cover; in decorative binding; in a good only dust jacket: worn, nicked, tanned, soiled, with tiny chip at head of spine panel. 
Against the backdrop of World War II, THE WORLD IN THE EVENING charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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