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William Shakerspeare - the First Folio 1623 - the Dr Williamss Library Copy - Lot 95 in Sale of English Literature Sotheby's, London 13 July 2006

Sotheby's, London
4to finely bound in blind embossed dark red cloth, printed paper label to front cover (as issued), 60pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Simplicius Simplicissimus

John Calder, London
Large 8vo in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 379pp on very pale lilac stiff paper
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a lightly corner worn VERY GOOD- unclipped Dust Jacket (chipping and tearing to head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Old Possums Book of Practical Cats

Faber and Faber, London
4to in red printed orange cloth, 45pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (covers slightly dusty and faintly foxed or tanned)
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Trade Plumb-Cake for Ever, Huzza - the Life and Work of John Newbery 1713 - 1767 Publisher Bookseller Etc.

Colt Books, Cambride
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
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Shakespear's Pound - Illuminated Cantos (Signed Limited Edition)

La Nana Creek Press, Nacogdoches / Scolar Press, London
Printed at the Lanana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas in an edition of 210 copies (200 for sale) designed by Charles Jones, printed on a Vandercrook Universal III press onto Magnani Biblios mould made white wove paper, hand-bound in Harmatan's tan leather with Japanese book cloth over boards, and matching slip-case. This copy numbered 114 and signed by Omar Pound and Charles Jones in pencil
An AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW slip-case. This copy has been stored un-opened since it was made
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A Brittle Glory - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed (as Paul) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and dated 31.1.93
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Woodcuts by Clare Leighton

Longmans Green, London
8vo in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 139pp, 16 very nicely printed tipped-in plates of woodcuts by Clare Leighton (collated complete)
VERY GOOD+ a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (top third of front blank fly-leaf neatly clipped - presumably to excise an inscription, end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned) in a dusty and tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tears neatly repaired from verso and small chips to head of spine panel and flap fold corner tips, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Words (Reminiscences)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. 8vo in very dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges a little tanned) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (two short but slightly rubbed closed tears to top edge of front panel, mild mis-fold to front inner flap, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Thomas Traherne - Centuries, Poems and Thanksgivings - Volume I / 1; Introduction and Centuries - Volume II / 2; Poems and Thanksgivings (2 Vols Complete in dust jackets)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing thus. Matching volumes, both large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering and decorative rule to spine, blind embossed front cover, facsimile frontispieces, xli + 297pp and 426pp, index at rear of vol. II
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked set (page-block edges a little tanned, slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine of vol. II). The complete dust jacket for Vol. I is FINE (slightly tanned, minute chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) and VERY GOOD for Vol II (tan soil to spine and triangular chip to head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). Overall a very nice set indeed
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The History Boys (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
2nd Impression. Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 109pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page below his printed name
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy ( pages slightly tanned)
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Plays Volume I - the Lesson - the Chairs - the Bald Prima Donna - Jacques Or Obedience

John Calder, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 150pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (end leaves and page-block edges a little tanned, name on fly-leaf) in a slightly edge-nicked and slightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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John Stuart Mill - A Biography

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 8vo in light blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 436pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread or barely read copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Small Gods - A Discworld Novel (SIGNED COPY)

Gollancz, London
Large 8vo in light brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Gordon Welchman - Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

Frontline, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 286pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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London Match (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

Hutchinson, London
8vo in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 405pp publishers' uncorrected proof copy
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Confucian Analects

Peter Owen, London
8vo in light brown cloth, 135pp. This copy with a neat inscription on the front blank fly-leaf from Canon G H Fendick (Gloucester Cathedral) and a printed and typed compliments slip from him loosely inserted
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy in slightly dusty near FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly nicked at head of spine panel, tiny spot of tanning or soil to bottom edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Winston S Churchill - Volume III / Vol 3 1914 - 1916

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 988pp plates, index etc. The correct first issue with the purple jacket.
Small repaired tear to spine but otherwise a FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly sunned but otherwise about FINE complete Dust Jacket (small artfully disguised chip to base of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Game in Heaven with Tussy Marx

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp. Author's first novel
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly dusty but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Dolphin

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 78pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight foxing or tanning to end-papers and page-block edges) in a lightly foxed and faintly dusty but otherwise about FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Reavers (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 230pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy ( pages slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (mild sunning to spine panel)
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Huis Clos - Piece en un Acte

Horizon, London
Small 8vo. in pale blue stiff card covers, 59pp on laid paper. Text in French. No 289 of 500 numbered copies of the first UK printing
Spine and cover spine margins slightly sunned, pages very slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise uncommonly well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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The Worlds of Patrick Geddes - Biologist, Town Planner, Re-educator, Peace-Warrior

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Very heavy, large 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 528pp, facsimiles and illustrations, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound 1907 - 1941

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in marine blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 358pp.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715 - 1727

Nordic Academic Press, Lund
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine 381pp
FINE a very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Musicians of Auschwitz

Michael Joseph, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 262pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Early Poetry of Ezra Pound

Harvard University Press, Cambridge
Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, white lettering to spine 261pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trial of Ezra Pound - A Documented Account of the Treason Case by the Defendants Lawyer

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner tip of the front blank fly-leaf ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, minute specks of shelf rub to spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full thin blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
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The History Boys - the Film

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos.
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Under Milk Wood - A Play for Voices (an unread almost as new 4th impression)

J M Dent, London
Small 8vo. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 101pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW clearly unread copy (merest hint of tanning to end-papers and top edge of page block, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (complete but for a barely noticeable artfully repaired chip to head of spine panel and slightly edge tanned inner flaps, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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