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Between Time and Timbuktu - Or Prometheus 5 - A Space Fantasy

Panther Books, St Albans
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers. 276pp plus production credits at rear. Stills and script from the Net Playhouse TV production (US 1972)
An extremely well preserved FINE unread copy (pages slightly tanned, few specks of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny spot of darker tanning to rear cover, faint flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
Softcover
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The Plays of John Gay - Volume One (Vol 1 / I)

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 226pp. Contains Mohocks, What D'ye Call It, Captives and Beggar's Opera (with vocal music score)
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy (tiny specks of rub to spine ends, pages faintly tanned)
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Theatre Complet

Firmin Didot, Paris
Very nicely bound in late 19th century 3/4 black calf, raised bands and gilt titles and edging to spine, dark olive buckram boards with gilt crown logo to front cover, marbled page-block edges. 663pp, engraved frontispiece. Text in French
A FINE copy (tiny spot of shelf wear to bottom cover corner tips, rear few leaves very slightly foxed)
Hardcover
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And He Did Hide Himself

Jonathan Cape, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, 118pp
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy (slight sunning to spine and cover tips, top edge of page block dusty) in a spine tanned and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant -The First Volume Containing Three Unpleasant Plays by Bernard Shaw (1st revised edition 1931)

Constable, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 247pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unread copy (page-block edges and inner margin of fly-leaves slightly tanned) in a tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Lord of the Three Worlds

Faber and Faber, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo) in cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 107pp, designs in text and 4 fold out colour sketches by Topolski
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (end-papers tanned) in a slightly edge-chipped, slightly tanned and dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Funeral Games and The Good and Faithful Servant

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of faint shelf rub to cover edges, short and very thin sliver of creasing to very bottom edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Poppies - a Gay Sweatshop play

Gay Mens Press, London
45pp booklet in stiff card covers with programme for first performance bound in as issued
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Scum

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. 128pp. Novelisation of the controversial and never braodcast BBC TV play by Minton
FINE, an extremely well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Notes on Some English Sound Changes

School of English Language, University of Leeds / Walter Gardham, Leeds
Octavo size (8vo) booklet in printed brown card wraps. 32pp, bibliography, at rear
VERY GOOD (name and small address label on verso of front cover, covers tanned and very mildly soiled, otherwise a very clean and tight copy)
Softcover
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Shakespeare, Rabelais, and the Comical-Historical

Peter Lang, New York
Crown Octavo size (8vo). 184pp, plates, bibliography, index
A NEW unread copy (few tiny bumps to cover edges from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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No! In Thunder - Essays on Myth and Literature

Eyre and Spottiswoode, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue boards, 336pp, index
A well preserved, very clean and tight FINE copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Supplement a de L'Amour de Stendhal

Trianon, Paris
No. 564 of 1100 on verge. Small Octavo size (8vo) in wraps (with the original tissue over-wrap still present). 129pp
FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of shelf rub to spine ends)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Amberstone Exit (Publisher's uncorrected proof copy)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Publisher's uncorrected proof copy, 8vo in printed red paper wraps. 176pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover, top edge of page block slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Gentle Occupation (Uncorrected Proof Copy with Proof Dust Jacket)

Chatto & Windus, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers. Publisher's proof copy in blue paper wraps with proof dust wrapper (proposed publication date and price printed vertically on rear flap). 360pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (page-block edges foxed, cover corners lightly flat creased) in a slightly tanned and faintly soiled VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (oversize and therefore a little edge-rubbed and edge-creased, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Christopher and His Kind (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

Methuen, London
Uncorrected proof copy in the publisher's original printed thin card wraps. 252pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (slight sunning to covers, tiny nick to bottom edge of front cover, slight splay to page-block corners)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Road From Israel to Rome - A Sequence of Poems

Autolycus Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 20pp
An AS NEW copy (mild flat crease to bottom edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Wave

Carcanet, Manchester
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 89pp
An almost AS NEW copy (very slight flat crease and tiny speck of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Livingroom (alt spelling Living Room)

Black Ink Collective, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 128pp, Poetry, plays and stories by British black writers
AS NEW (pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Soliloquies and Speeches From the Plays of William Shakespeare

Peter Pauper Press, New York
Small Octavo size (8vo). 60pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Invisible Playmate and W. V. Her Book

Isbister, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in maroon cloth (the first edition was published in both marron and burgundy coloured cloth), gilt titles to cover and spine, top edge gilt
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, clean, bright and tight unread copy (name on fly-leaf, minute speck of shelf rub to spine and cover corner tips, page-block edges slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (SIGNED COPY)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Crown Octavo size (8vo). 407pp. Pulitzer Prize winning novel, inscribed and signed by author on half title leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint shelf rub to head of spine, front cover bottom corner tip slightly bumped) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to bottom flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Painter and Poet (Royal Academy, London 1973)

Royal Academy, London
Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 112pp, plates etc
FINE a well preserved very clean and tight copy (faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover, newspaper review of this exhibition tipped onto fly-leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Graham Greene (Writers and Their Work Series)

British Council / Longman, London
Octavo size (8vo) in glossy card covers. 32pp, frontispiece, bibliography
About FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (covers lightly rubbed, faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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My Strange Quest for Mensonge - Structuralism's Hidden Hero

Andre Deutsch, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 104pp, bibliography, index (sic). Bradbury's spoof on structuralism
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Romantic '90s

G P Putnam's, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 201pp plus index, plates and facsimiles
FINE, an extremely well preserved very clean and tight copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips and slightly more so to spine ends, top edge of page block age darkened) with an almost complete Dust Jacket (lacking spine panel, flap folds partly torn and chipped) loosely inserted
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Reading the Victorian Novel - Detail Into Form

Vision, London
Octavo size (8vo) in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 314pp, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty, minute speck of foxing to page-block fore-edge) in a spine sunned and faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Handless Maiden - A Grimm Story Interpreted

Education and Science Conferences, Stroud
Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in stiff card covers, 23pp
FINE, an extremely well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Voice Terminal Echo - Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts

Methuen, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in grey faux cloth, black lettering to spine, 194pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Prostitute in Progressive Literature (SIGNED COPY)

Allison and Busby, London
Octavo size (8vo)144pp, index. Inscribed (to a publisher friend) and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (as Khalid)
AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (top edge of page block faintly dusty)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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