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The Twinkle

Published by the Author, London
Octavo size (8vo) in purple cloth, embossed gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed armorial design to front cover, top edge edge of pabe block gilt. 175pp, 2 colour plates, 2 sepia plates
An unusually and extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy
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Brave Day Hideous Night - Autobiography 1939-1965 (The Tate Gallery Years)

Holt Rinehart and Winston, New York
Hardback 1st US Edition. Octavo size (8vo) in purple cloth with white and black printed titles. 386pp, plates, index
Page-block edges faintly tanned else FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy in very slightly edge-chipped and slightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket
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John Rylands of Manchester

John Ryland University Library, Manchester
Tall Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 103pp, plates etc
An AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to spine tips)
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Madame Tussaud and the History of Waxworks

Hambledon and London, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo). 287pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed only 'With best wishes ' (no name appended) and Signed by author on fly-leaf
FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket, as new
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The History of Henry IV (Surnamed the Great) King of France and Navarre

H S Nichols, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo) in publishers red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 359pp, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, index etc. Limited edition of 500 copies
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (private bookplate on front paste-down, slight wear to bottom cover corner tips, spine slightly sunned, few spots of superficial soiling to spine)
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The Australian Army at War 1939 - 1944

HMSO, London
Octavo size (8vo) booklet. 72pp, plates, map
Tiny amount of rust around hinge staples, light rub to cover spine fold, covers slightly tanned else very near FINE, a truly exceptional, well preserved, very clean and tight copy with no markings, wear or other rubbing
1st editionSoftcover
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No Time to Die - Wim Grotenbreg's Story (SIGNED COPY)

Regency, London
Hardback 103pp, plates. Octavo size (8vo) in laminated boards. Signed by both the author kay Hunter, and subject Wim Grotenberg, on fly-leaf (no other inscription)
Spine lightly sunned else FINE, a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition
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Manpower - The story of Britains Mobilisation for War (alt. spelling Man Power)

His Majesties Stationary Office, London
Booklet in pictorial paper wraps. 60pp, plates
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (top corner tip of front cover slightly creased, covers a little dusty)
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His Majesty's Submarines

HMSO, London
Octavo size (8vo) booklet in photo printed papr wraps. 64pp, plates
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (staples rusted but with only minute bleed to spine fold)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rene Clair - An Index

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed card covers, 44pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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His Picture in the Papers - A Speculation on Celebrity in America, Based on the Life of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr

Charterhouse, New York
Hardback 2nd Printing Octavo size (8vo) 171pp, plates, index
Cover edges faintly sunned else FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a faintly edge-rubbed near FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny surface scuff to bottom edge of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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A Passion For Films - Henri Langlois and the Cinematheque Francaise

Secker & Warburg, London
1st Edition Thus Octavo size (8vo) 218pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to leaves)
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Bertolucci

La Nuova Italia (Il Castoro Cinema), Firenze
Square Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 117pp, filmography. Text in Italian
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy (very slight shelf rub to spine ends)
1st editionSoftcover
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Cinema Semiotics and the Work of Christian Metz (Screen - Incorporating Screen Education Special Double Issue - Vol 14 No 1/2 Spring / Summer 1973)

Journal of the Society for Education in Film and Television, London
Small Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 248pp. Includes brief bibliography of Metz
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, covers lightly edge rubbed)
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Josiah Wedgwood - A Biography

Andre Deutsch, London
239pp, plates, index
FINE in FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy, very close to new
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The Films of Amos Gitai

BFI, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers. 65pp, plates, filmography etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Jean Cocteau - The Man and the Mirror

Victor Gollancz, London
Hardback 286pp, frontis., 22pp plates, 15 drawings by Cocteau, bibliography, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty, faint edge-crease to spine end) in a lightly edge-creased and rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Jean Cocteau

Peter Neville, London
Hardback 206pp, plates, bibliography, list of complete works, index
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy in a tanned, dusty and very slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Structured World of Jorge Guillen - A Study of Cantico and Clamor

Francis Cairns, Liverpool
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 326pp, bibliography, index
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Presence of Walt Whitman - Selected Papers From the English Institute

Columbia University Press, New York
Octavo size (8vo), 215pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unmarked copy (thin sliver of tanning to top edge of covers) in a faintly dusty and faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Shelley (Supplement to British Book News No. 29)

British Council / Longman, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in thin card covers. 56pp, frontispiece, bibliography
VERY GOOD (covers slightly dusty else a clean and tight copy)
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Operation by Night

Hodder and Stoughton, London
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed paper self wraps. 43pp, poetry written about RAF operations during the early part of World War Two
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (tiny chips to spine ends, covers slightly tanned)
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Sara Teasdale - A Biography (SIGNED COPY)

Schulte, New York
Thick Octavo size (8vo), 377pp, plates, bibliography, index. Presentation copy to Thomas Moult (UK Journalist and one of the Georgian poets) with a lengthy ink inscription to him on the front blank fly-leaf, signed and dated by Carpenter
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges tanned and dusty) in a spine chipped VERY GOOD- unclipped Dust Jacket (rear panel moderately soiled, looks presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Claude McKay - A Black Poet's Struggle for Identity

University Massachusetts Press
Hardback 235pp, bibliography, index
An almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly dusty) in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket with a few minute nicks to head of spine panel (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Travels With A Primate - Around the World With Archbishop Robert Runcie (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
Octavo size (8vo), 240pp, index. Presentation copy to a friend, signed by Waite on title-page (as Terry)
An almost AS NEW copy (top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Show Goes On (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the author, Devon
377pp Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). Paperback, plates in text. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
FINE, a very clean and tight unread copy (slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges)
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Autobiography

Oldbourne, London
336pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a faintly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Antonio - Impressions of the Spanish Dancer

Adam & Charles Black, London
Quarto size (4to). 40pp, plates
Faint bow to front cover else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy, in a lightly rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (small chip to head of spine panel, tiny closed tear to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Alexandra Danilova

Beaumont
Hardback 175pp, 47pp plates, bibliography, index
Thin sliver of sunning to spine tips, page-block edges slightly foxed else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight barely read copy in a slightly spine chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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History of Sedbergh School 1525-1925

Sedbergh
Octavo size (8vo) in brown buckram, 276pp, index. H Montgomery Hyde's engraved private bookplate on front paste-down. PLUS loosely inserted - The Phoenix (Sedbergh 'old boys' magazine), No. 1 June 1955. Octavo size (8vo), 20pp in wrappers and menu card for the House of Commons 'Old Sedberghians' dinner hosted by Hyde with the original invitation card to said dinner signed by Hyde on the blank verso
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy (merest hint of sunning to spine), all additional contents described above also fine
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