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Fanny Burney - Her Life 1752 - 1849 (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
Octavo size (8vo), 347pp, plates, index etc. Signed by Kate Chisholm on title-page with no other inscription
NEW unread copy (pages faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Envoy From Mirror City - An Autobiography - Volume 3 (Vol 3)

Woman's Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) 176pp
An almost AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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De Quincey as Literary Critic

English Association, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in card covers, 18pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (covers tanned, slight creasing to front cover bottom corner tip)
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Samuel Butler - Supplement to British Book News - No. 30

British Council, London
1st Edition 52pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with select bibliography
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned)
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Herbert Read - Writers and Their Work No. 45

British Council, London
1st printing. 40pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with select bibliography
About FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned)
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Edward Lear - Writers and Their Work No. 184

British Council, London
1st Edition 39pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with select bibliography
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned)
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Robert Graves - Writers and Their Work No. 78

British Council, London
1st printing. 32pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with selectbibliography
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned, some slight shelf rub to cover spine fold)
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Joyce Cary - Writers and Their Work No. 41

British Council, London
1st printing. 32pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with select bibliography
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned, some slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Katherine Mansfield - Writers and Their Work No. 49

British Council, London
1st printing. 34pp booklet in paper wraps, frontis., with select bibliography
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned, some slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Walt Whitman - Catalogue of An Exhibition Held At the American Library, London March - April 1954

United States Information Service, London
1st Edition Quarto size (4to) in card covers. vii+ 33pp
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers a little dusty, light edge-creasing and a few tiny nicks to overlapping cover edges)
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Tribute to Kenneth Patchen

Enitharmon, London
Quarto size (4to) in thin card covers, 61pp. Edition of 900 (plus 60 in Hardback)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, very slight bump to top corner tip of page block) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (ome slight edge-creasing)
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John Robert Moore - A Bibliography

Indiana University Press
Portrait frontispiece, 41pp. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild sunning to margins of front cover, slight crease and rub to overlapping cover edges)
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Fellow Travellers - A Memoir of The Thirties

London Magazine Editions
1st Edition Thus Octavo size (8vo) in faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 249pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease, from bumping, to top corner tip of front cover, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Sir Henry and Sons - A Memoir

Macmillan, London
Octavo size (8vo)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket - an excellent copy
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Gissing East and West - Four Aspects by Shigeru Kioke, Giichi Kamo, C C Kohler and Pierre Coustillas

Enitharmon Press, London
Limited to 300 copies, this one marked 'Authors's copy'
Head of spine and top corner tip of front cover very slightly bumped else FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight barely read copy in lightly edge-rubbed and slightly sunned VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (single tiny chip to head of spine panel, short closed tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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William Cowper

The English Association, London
Octavo size (8vo) booklet in thin card covers, 19pp
VERY GOOD a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, covers slightly foxed)
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E M Forster - Writers and Their Work No. 7

British Council, London
Revised Edition and 1st Edition Thus. 32pp booklet, frontis., bibliography
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (cover margins a little tanned, staples a little rusted)
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Wyndham Lewis (Writers and Their Work No 64)

Longmans for the British Council, London
Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in wrappers. 40pp. frontis., bibliography
Cover margins a little tanned. Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else near Fine, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
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Pictures of Travel in the South of France

Offices of the National Illustrated Library, London
Octavo size (8vo) in contemporary publishers purple cloth, top edge gilt, with ornate gilt embossed spine and blind embossed covers. One publishers advert leaf at front, XVI, 301pp, one leaf publishers advert at rear. Engraved title-page, frontispiece, and wood engravings in text
Small elegantly engraved private bookplate to front paste-down. Purple cloth faded. Spine ends moderately rubbed with a few very small nicks. Tiny spots of wear to cover corner tips. The frontispiece and title-page slightly tanned else VERY GOOD+, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
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An Egyptian Journey

Faber and Faber, London
208pp, 32pp plates in colour and monochrome, map
Pages faintly tanned. Top edge of page block faintly dusty else FINE+ in FINE+ complete Dust Jacket, a very clean and tight copy still very close to new
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Oscar Wilde

Cambridge University Press, New York
Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 164pp, bibliography, index
Near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
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Oscar Wilde - A Present Time Appraisal

Allen and Unwin, London / Seven Arts, London
1st Edition Thus Octavo size (8vo). 336pp
Almost FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf and private bookplate on front paste-down) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Oscar Wilde - The Double Image (prev. published as 'The Paradox of Oscar Wilde')

Black Rose, Montreal
Octavo size (8vo) paperback. 308pp
VERY GOOD+, a very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to cover fore-edges)
Softcover
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Gunter Grass - Werkverzeichnis der Radierungen

Galerie Andre, Berlin
Paperback, 302pp in stiff card covers. German text. One of 2,000 copies
Name on flyleaf, top corner tips of first few leaves lightly creased (flat - no splaying), slight reading crease to spine else about FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy. Uncommon
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The Wider Sea - A Life of John Ruskin

Dent, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 512pp, plates, index etc
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (page-block edges very slightly dusty)
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The Man Who Was H M Bateman

Webb & Bower, Exeter
Quarto size (4to) in illustrated boards, 224pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An AS NEW unread copy in a spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Life and Work of Birket Foster

Bracken Books, London
1st Edition Thus. Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in brown faux leather, gilt lettering to spine, 216pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Nicely reproduced facsimile of the first 1906 edition
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (spine slightly sunned)
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Fabrications (SIGNED COPY)

Secker & Warburg, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 224pp, numerous illustrations in text. Signed by Ayrton on the front blank fly-leaf and dated by him November 1972 (no other inscription)
An almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased, thin sliver of rub to silver laminate along top edge of front panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Tough Annie - From Suffragette to Stepney Councillor

Stepney Books, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 70pp, plates
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight barely read copy. Uncommon, especially in such excellent condition
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Robert Baker of Piccadilly Hall and His Heirs (London Topographical Society Publication No. 127)

London Topographical Society, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in tan faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 72pp, index, folding facsimile plan at rear etc
Some faint and very mild soil to covers else FINE, an extremely well preserved and otherwise very clean and tight copy still close to new
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