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Some Poems

Faber & Faber, London
Sm 8 in tan boards, red lettering to spine and front cover, 80pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (tiny nick to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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My Revolutions - A Novel

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 276pp
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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(Margaret Gillies) Charles Dickens - the Lost Portrait (Philip Mould, London 22 November 2018 - 25 January 2019)

Philip Mould, London
4to in gilt embossed red card covers, 52pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, index etc. Related leaflets loosely inserted. Exhibition of Dickensiana built round the recently rediscovered portrait by Margaret Gillies
NEW unread copy
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Pictures in the Cave

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. 8vo in light tan faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 136pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Cricket on the Hearth - A Fairy Tale of Home

Chapman & Hall, London
Small 8vo. in bright red cloth, gilt decoration and lettering to spine and front cover, advert end leaves, engraved frontispiece and title-page, other illustrations in text (Leech, Doyle, Landseer, Maclise and Stanfield). Reprinted from the stereotyped plates of the first edition, making this effectively the second edition
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight unmarked copy (spine moderately darkened, minute chip to cloth at bottom edge of spine, internally very clean). A nice copy
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Of Arthour and of Merlin - Volume I Text (Early English Text Society 268) (alt. Spelling Arthur)

Early English Text Society / Oxford University Press, London
8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xiv + 367pp text, 2pp manuscript facsimile
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Fabrications

Secker & Warburg, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 224pp, numerous illustrations in text
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, name on fly-leaf) in a VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (mild surface rubbing, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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According to Queeney (SIGNED COPY)

Little Brown, London
8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 242pp. Inscribed, dated and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Blue Shoes and Happiness (SIGNED COPY)

Polygon, Edinburgh
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A Writer's Notebook

Tantivy Press, Malvern
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, pages very slightly tanned)
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Grope Carries on - Being the Further Adventures of Albert Grope During the Great War

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in red cloth, grey lettering to spine, 318pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty, end-papers and page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned). A pleasant copy
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The Laughing Horror Case (SIGNED COPY)

Page One Publishing, Amsterdam
8vo in stiff glossy card covers 182pp. One of 500 copies made. Inscribed and signed by author on the 2nd fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Thebes of the Hundred Gates

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple boards, silver lettering to spine, 120pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Chekhov's Journey

Carroll & Graf, New York
8vo in two-tone grey and blue paper covered boards, 183pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to top corner tip of front flap fold, inner flaps faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Breakfast of Champions - Publishers Trial Binding Copy

Jonathan Cape, London
8vo in the publisher's brown faux cloth, 295pp.This copy has no lettering on the spine, but is otherwise exactly the same as the published edition. It is a pre-publication trial binding. Where there were options for colour, covering, texture etc., trial bindings are made for the author and publisher, often without printing on the spine or covers. This copy is in the same binding as was used for the first printing. There are not often more than a dozen copies made of each trial binding.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Flowers and Insects - Some Birds and A Pair of Spiders

Faber & Faber, London
Tall 8vo. in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 61pp on glossy art paper, colour plates. Note: due to a printing error this book was incorrectly paginated and there are in fact only 30 leaves making 60 pages in all.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to cover top edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Sparsholt Affair (SIGNED COPY)

Waterstones / Picador, London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 453pp. This copy signed by the author on the front fly-leaf below the printed words 'A Waterstones exclusive signed edition, October 2017. This editions was specially produced by the publishers for Waterstones and is coincident with the trade first edition
An almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (front inner flap faintly and mildly creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Caroline Bowles Southey 1786 - 1854 - the Making of A Woman Writer

Ashgate, Aldershot
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine.287pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Soldier and Dramatist - Being the Letters of Harold Chapin American Citizen Who Died for England At Loos on September 26th 1915 - with Two Portraits

John Lane, the Bodley Head, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, portrait frontispiece plus one other photo portrait of Chapin, a few scattered line illustrations in text
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, top edge of page block darkened, pages slightly tanned). A nice copy
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Last Tales

Putnam, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 405pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned). No jacket
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Risk (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 251pp. Boldly inscribed and signed by author on front blank fly-leaf dated Autumn 1977
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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The Kingdom of Heaven is Like ... (SIGNED copy

Herbert Press, London
ap Square 4to in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 56pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Alan Bennett on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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David Copperfield (Two volumes bound as one - complete)

Waverley Book Co., London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in ornately blind and gilt embossed red cloth, 446pp plus 460pp. The Author's Favourite edition reprinted in exact Facsimile (except title-pages) and in a facsimile binding, of the last edition published under Dickens' direction. All plates (on stiff paper) present and collated complete
An extremely well preserved near FINE clean and tight unread or barely read copy (neatly repaired tear to head of spine, hint of shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned)
Hardcover
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The English Patient

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 307pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (very small bump to bottom edge of front cover, hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned and dusty VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (two barely noticeable short closed edge-tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Moor's Last Sigh (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 434pp. Signed by author on title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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E M Forster - Writers and Their Work No. 7

British Council, London
Revised Edition and 1st Edition Thus. 32pp in stiff paper wraps, portrait frontispiece, bibliography etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges slightly tanned)
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The Poetry of Living Japan - An Anthology

John Murray, London
Small 8vo. in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 104pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a faintly tanned and dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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James Joyce and His World

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. 4to in marine green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 144pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to top edges, top corner tips very slightly rubbed, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Sunshine Boys

Random House, New York
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth backed blind embossed orange paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 109pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, hint of sunning to spine panel, spine panel ends slightly shelf rubbed, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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The True Mistery of the Passion

Oxford University Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 126pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy (spine very slightly faded, some very slight tanning to leaves and rear cover). An excellent copy
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