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Naked At the Feast - the Biography of Josephine Baker

Robson Books, London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 338pp, plates, bibliography, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly creased along top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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No Other Choice - An Autobiography

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp, plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine moderately sunned, hint of tanning to top edges of inner flaps, (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Letters of Ted Hughes

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 756pp, plates, index
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Memoires De Joseph Fouche - Duc d'Otrante - Ministre de la Police Generale (2e / 2nd Edition)

Le Rouge, Paris
Two matching volumes in contemporary quarter red leather, brown marbled boards, red marbled end-papers, Tome 1: portrait frontispiece, xii + 418pp; Tome 2: 384pp
Both volumes VERY GOOD, moderately worn cover corner tips, spines lightly rubbed, leaves tanned or browned, very slight worming to blank top margin of one leaf only. A very presentable set
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War in the Sunshine - the British in Italy 1917 - 1918 - Through the Eyes of Sydney Carline, Ernest Brooks and William Joseph Brunell (Estorick Collection, London 13 January - 19 March 2017)

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art (Gallery), London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 92pp, colour plates, etc. Exhibition guide loosely inserted
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Commanders of the Polish Air Force Squadrons in the West / Dowodcy Dywizjonow Polskich Sil Powietrznych na Zachodzie

Poznan
Heavy Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 260pp, numerous photos in text, indexes etc
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Blenheim and the Churchill Family - A Personal Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Cico Books, London
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp on thick paper, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' dated Nov. 2006 and signed by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill on the title-page
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Women At War - Holding the Line (Women War Artists 1939-45 - Images of Women in Wartime) 7th Annual Exhibition Sim Fine Art 2016

Sim Fine Art, Chiselhurst
Landscape 4to in illustrated stiff card covers, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
Almost AS NEW (minute crease to top corner tip of front cover)
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Cousins - A Memoir

Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg
1st printing. 4to in green faux cloth, 106pp, illustrations in text
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Blenheim and the Churchill Family - A Personal Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Cico Books, London
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp on thick paper, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' dated Nov. 2006 and signed by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill on the title-page
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The Pain and the Privilege - the Women in Lloyd George's Life (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Press, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 590pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (in Welsh) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Day-Star of Liberty - William Hazlitt's Radical Style (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in boards, 382pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Joy of Insight - Passions of A Physicist

Basic Books, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in burgundy cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 336pp, plates, index
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The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill - Volume XII / Vol 12 - the Earlier Letters of John Stuart Mill 1812 - 1848

University of Toronto Press / Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
8vo in green cloth, 366pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a spine tanned and very slightly dusty but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn (SIGNED COPY)

American College of Greece / ACG Art, Athens
Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 112pp on thick art paper, works by 46 artists on the theme of Hearn. Inscribed and signed by Megakles Rogakos on the half title leaf
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Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of An Icon

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers. 308pp, plates, index
FINE, a well preserved and clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages very slightly tanned, mild reading crease to spine)
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Pursuit - the Uncensored Memoirs of John Calder (SIGNED COPY)

Calder Publications, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey boards, 621pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Museo Darti Applicate - Armi da Fuoco

Electa, Milano
Thick, heavy 4to. in white cloth, black lettering to spine. 316pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket housed in an almost AS NEW colour printed card slip-case (few spots of slight shelf rub edges) . Complete as issued
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Mary Tudor - the Tragical History of the First Queen of England

National Archives, Kew
Large 8vo in dark red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 240pp, colour plates, index etc
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Most Secret War (British Scientific Intelligence 1939 - 1945)

Hamish Hamilton, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in pale blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 556pp, plates, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (spine slightly faded, name on fly-leaf) in a near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (slightly creased at head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Alvarez - Adventures of A Physicist

Basic Books, New York
Large 8vo in purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 292pp, plates, index
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight sunning to cover edge tips) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Eternity's Sunrise - the Imaginative World of William Blake

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
4to in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

William Hodge, London (Notable British Trials series)
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 384pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight sunning to spine and cover edges, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned, small ink on front blank fly-leaf). A very nice copy
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Blindfold and Alone - British Military Executions in the Great War

Cassell, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 543pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Eudora Welty - Photographs (SIGNED COPY)

University Press of Mississippi, Jackson & London
Heavy square 4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, xxviii (text) + 226 finely printed b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Eudora Welty on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of foxing or tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Dylan Thomas in America

Dent, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 245pp, portrait frontispiece, plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Secret Wireless War - the Story of M16 Communications 1939 - 1945 (SIGNED COPY)

UPSO, St Leonards on Sea
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed glossy boards, 381pp, numerous illustrations in text, maps, bibliography etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Aethelstan - the First King of England

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Painting As A Pastime - Winston Churchill - His Life As A Painter ( Sotheby's, London 5 - 17 January 1998)

Sotheby's, London
Landscape 4to in thick boards, 200pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
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