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Pictures of the Mind - the Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson

Canongate, Edinburgh
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 88pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, very small and slight crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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The Spanish Civil - War Dreams and Nightmares (Imperial War Museum, London 18 October 2001 - 28 April 2002)

Imperial War Museum, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
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'Tis - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Scribner, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth backed blue paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. 367pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Voices in the Darkness - the Story of the European Radio War

Secker & Warburg, London
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, cartoon end-papers, 243pp, plates, index. With the scarce dust jacket designed by John Heartfield
An uncommonly well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned, top edge of page block dusty) in a tanned and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Guillaume Apollinaire and the Cubist Life

John Murray, London
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 244pp, plates, index etc
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Fathers and Sons - the Autobiography of A Family (SIGNED COPY)

Headline, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Genet (SIGNED by Edmund White)

Chatto & Windus, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 820pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Edmund White on the half title leaf with ticket stub for talk given by White at the ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 10 Jun 1993 loosely inserted
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Elizabeth David - A Biography

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in navy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 484pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of barely noticeable surface rub to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Catalogue of the Suzannet Charles Dickens Collection

Sotheby Parke Bernet / Trustees of Dickens House, London
4to in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed armorial design to front cover, 299pp, illustrations in text, index etc.
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Byron's Letters and Journals - Born for Opposition - Vol / Volume 8 - 1821

John Murray, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 369pp, frontispiece, index etc
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The Roy Strong Diaries 1967 - 1987 (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in rust red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 461pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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La Fabrica Della Fortezza Larchitettura Militare Di Venezia

Banca Popolare / S Geminiano E S Prspero, Verona
Large, very heavy 4to in blue linen covered boards, white lettering to spine, 306pp, colour plates, maps, plans, indexes etc. Text in Italian
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The Railway Man

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. Made into a film of the same name in 2013
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Trade & Plumb-Cake for Ever, Huzza - the Life and Work of John Newbery 1713 - 1767 Publisher Bookseller etc.

Colt Books, Cambride
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
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Churchill's Bomb - How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

Basic Books, New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. black boards, silver lettering to spine. 554pp, index etc
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A Brittle Glory - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed (as Paul) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and dated 31.1.93
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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John Stuart Mill - A Biography

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 8vo in light blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 436pp, bibliography, index etc
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Gordon Welchman - Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

Frontline, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 286pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Revolt in the Desert (1st Edition 3rd Impression)

Jonathan Cape, London
Large 8vo in tan linen covered thick boards, gilt lettering to spine, 445pp, portrait frontispiece, 15 full page plates (including most of the original plain tissue guards loosely inserted as issued), large folding map - including the original large tissue guard still present - at rear.
Covers slightly dusty else an extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (pages very slightly tanned). A very nice copy
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The Worlds of Patrick Geddes - Biologist, Town Planner, Re-educator, Peace-Warrior

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Very heavy, large 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 528pp, facsimiles and illustrations, bibliography, index etc
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The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound 1907 - 1941

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in marine blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 358pp.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715 - 1727

Nordic Academic Press, Lund
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine 381pp
FINE a very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Musicians of Auschwitz

Michael Joseph, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 262pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Early Poetry of Ezra Pound

Harvard University Press, Cambridge
Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, white lettering to spine 261pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trial of Ezra Pound - A Documented Account of the Treason Case by the Defendants Lawyer

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner tip of the front blank fly-leaf ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, minute specks of shelf rub to spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full thin blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
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Strindberg and Love (SIGNED COPY)

Amber Lane Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 318pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Eivor Martinus on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
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Keeping On Keeping On (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber / Profile Books, London
Thick 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 539pp, colour plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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Bomber County - the Lost Airmen of World War Two (SIGNED COPY)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in illustrated boards with 3/4 height illustrated dust jacket (as issued). 268pp, bibliography etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Roald Dahl - A Biography

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 307pp, plates, index etc
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