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Marinetti - Selected Writings

Secker & Warburg, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, white lettering to spine, 366pp, index
Spine moderately sunned else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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Hampstead - its Historic Houses - its Literary and Artistic Associations

James Clarke and Co, London
Thick 8vo in patterned grey cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, ornate silver and gilt embossed Hampstead coat of arms to front cover (as issued), top edge gilt, 269pp plus index, colour frontispiece plus 3 other full page colour plates, 45 half-tone plates
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (ink name on fly-leaf dated 1912, slight nicking to spine ends)
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Adam Sedgwick's Dent - A Facsimile reprint in one volume of two classics of Dales history - A Memorial by the Trustees of Cowgill Chapel (1868) and Supplement to the Memorial (1870)

R F G . Hollett, Sedbergh / David Boulton, Dent
8vo in dark blue faux leather covered boards, printed paper label to spine, 226pp, portrait frontispiece plus one other plate, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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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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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in pale yellow faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
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The Origins of Early Christian Ireland

Routledge, London
4to in black faux-leather covered boards, silver lettering to spine, 301pp, plates, maps, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Buddhist Art in India

Susil Gupta, Santiago de Compostella & London
8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 228pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned and very faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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A Survey of London - Volume I & II (Complete Set)

Oxford, Clarendon Press, London
Two matching volumes, both in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. xciipp + 352pp and 476pp (with notes, supplement to notes, glossary, index and large folding map at rear (collated complete)
Both An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copies in fin price-clipped Dust Jackets. An excellent set
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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)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Degrees of Freedom - the Novels of Iris Murdoch

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp
1st printing. A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges a little tanned) in a moderately edge tanned VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket with minute nicks to base of spine panel and flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Contemporary African Art

C Struik, Cape Town
4to in patterned brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 31pp text plus 129 plates in colour and (mainly) b/w. The first significant book to survey Black African artists work and influence in South Africa
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, contemporary neat name and address on fly-leaf, no other inscriptions) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( slightly tanned along top edges of inner flaps, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Difficult Subjects - Working Women and Visual Culture - Britain 1880 - 1914

Ashgate, Aldershot
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 255pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( hint of sunning to spine panel, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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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
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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English Diplomatic Practice in the Middle Ages

Hambledon & London, London & New York
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 277pp, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned or foxed) in an as new FINE complete Dust Jacket
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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
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked very clean, bright and tight copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
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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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Royal Bounty - the Making of A Welfare Monarchy

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 330pp, illustrations in text, index etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (page-block edges tanned - the previous owner had a wood burning stove) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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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The Pageant of Tower Hill

Longmans Green and Co., London
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 327pp, colour frontispiece, folding plan folding panorama, plates etc. All printed tissue guards present as called for.
An exceptionally well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and probably unread copy (page-block edges moderately tanned, very slight foxing to first few leaves only)
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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
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Concepts of Arthur

Tempus, Stroud
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 282pp, bibliog, index etc. Out of print and now hard to find
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (barely noticeable very small faint crease to top corner tip of front cover, tiny and very slight bump to page-block fore-edge )
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Constitutional Documents of the Reign of James I A D 1603 - 1625 - with An Historical Commentary

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 389ppindex
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a tanned and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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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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By Tube Beyond Edgware

Capital Transport, London
4to in thick colour printed boards, 136pp, maps, plans, illustrations in text, etc
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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
NEW unread or barely read copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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