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Literature : Biography

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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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The Waters Reglitterized - the Subject of Water Color in Some of its More Liquid Phases

Village Press, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 54pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild foxing to rear cover)
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The Enchantress of Florence (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 359pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Selected Poems 1965 - 1975

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 136pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy still close to new (hint of tanning to covers and page-block edges). An excellent copy
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Joseph Gray's Camouflage - A Memoir of Art Love and Deception

Unbound, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 340pp, plates etc.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Long Walk to Freedom

Little Brown, Boston
1st US printing. Large 8vo in black cloth backed green paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers, 558pp plates, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to very top edge tip of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy - the Minor - the Nabob - the Citizen - Three Weeks After Marriage - Know Your Own Mind

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (British and American Playwrights Series)
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Transvestite Memoirs of the Abbe de Choisy - and the Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville

Peter Owen, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 136pp, plates, bibliography, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( top edge of page block slightly tanned) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Ascent of John Tyndall - Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 556pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Poesies De Ronsard

Le Livre Francais, Paris
Finely bound in contemporary red cloth backed red patterned boards with grey eps, xvi + 266pp, No. 1993 of 2550 copies on velin pur fil (some leaves unopened), original covers bound in at rear. Text in French
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Sweeney Astray

Faber & Faber, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 85pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
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The Setting Sun and the Rolling World - Selected Short Stories

William Heinemann, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 202pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to bottom edge of spine ) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Miniatures and Moods

David Nutt, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, bevel edges, 111pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (spine tanned, name on fly-leaf, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Authors - Robert Burns

The Roycrofters, East Aurora, New York
1st printing. Hand sewn in stiff card covers, paginated 73 to 96, finely printed on hand-made paper. Lacks the photo portrait of Burns which was issued loose from the text, this is otherwise a complete copy
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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I Want A Black Doll

Collins, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 319pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a mildly tanned and slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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More Odes of Horace - Rendered Into English by J S Blake-Reed (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Whitehead Morris, Alexandria
8vo in textured paper covered boards, 116pp. No. 76 of 200 copies signed by the author and the three illustrators J S Blake-Reed, Judge E S Lemass and E St Leger Hill
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned, top edge of page block slightly dusty)
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The Floating World of Science - Poems

Ram Press, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 76pp, illustrations in text. Science related poetry from the noted physicist and specialist in crystallography
VERY GOOD+ a clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges a little tanned)
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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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All Because of Him (SIGNED COPY)

Fowey Rare Books, Cornwall
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 216pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions). Memoirs of Nazi era and post-war Germany
NEW unread copy
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Breathing Underwater

Sylph Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp
NEW unread copy
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Human Chain

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in burgundy red boards, gilt lettering to spine, 85pp
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Madmen and Specialists

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp plus publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, hint of tanning to leaves, price neatly inked out on rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Story Teller (publishers' Uncorrected Proof Copy )

Peter Owen, London
8vo proof copy in pale green paper wraps (now mostly a light tan colour), 285pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild tanning to exteriors and prelims)
1st editionSoftcover
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Angels and Insects (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page with a non-authorial inscription above it at the top of the title-page
Pages tanned else an extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Finnegans Wake

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 628pp plus 28pp 'corrections of misprints' at rear. This is the first reprint, and first issue thus, many leaves still unopened
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to spine, slight push to bottom cover corner tips, pages very slightly tanned, neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf - dated 1946)
1st editionHardcover
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Alfred Deakin - A Biography (Two Volumes Complete)

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
1st printing. Two matching volumes, both large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1 - 346pp and 347 to 694pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read set (ex-government reference copy with elegant bookplate on both front paste-down end-papers and neat stamp to verso of title-page - no other markings)
1st editionHardcover
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

David Fickling Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 271pp. Published same day as Jonathan Cape 'adults' version
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The White Hotel (1st Printing)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st Impression. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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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 (spine a little faded, name on fly-leaf, page-block edges tanned) in a slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD tanned and dusty complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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