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Le Avventure Di Pinocchio - Storia Di Un Burattino (Signed, hand coloured limited edition)

Giulio Giannini & Figlio, Firenze
8vo, 151pp. Every page has small line drawings by Giulio Giannini in the outer margins and this is No. 189 of 300 copies, signed by him which have simple hand colouring to most of these drawings. This edition is finely bound in red and blue patterned paper covered boards and is housed within a matching card slip-case
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to spine) in a slightly tanned but otherwise almost AS NEW slip-case. An excellent copy
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Signed Limited Edition)

Doubleday / Goldsboro Books, London
8vo in thick boards housed within a colour printed thick card slip-case (as issued). 296pp. No. 98 of 500 copies, inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
FINE in FINE slipcase
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Crossing Black Waters

Working Press
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers, semi-transparent end-papers and overlays, 87pp, colour plates, etc. Essays, fiction and artists interviews and essays
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (mild cover edge-rub, small red ink blot to blank margin of one leaf with very slight bleed to page-block fore-edge)
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The Soldiers Art

Heinemann, London
8vo in red cloth, black panelled gilt lettering to spine, 227pp
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, mild foxing or tanning to page-block edges) in a slightly tanned and slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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The Ministry of Fear - An Entertainment

Heinemann, London.
1st printing. 8vo in publisher's original pale yellow cloth, 236pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine dusty, covers only slightly so, page-block edges tanned, tiny dark spot on fore-edge of front - an imperfection to the wartime paper stock)
1st editionHardcover
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Possession - A Romance (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
5th Impression. Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 511pp. This copy signed by the author on a 'Sunday Times - Booker Prize Shortlist' bookplate on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased, looks new in its protector)
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The Virginians - A Tale of the Last Century

Smith, Elder & Co, London
2 volumes, complete. Bound in uniform decoratively blind and gilt embossed green cloth, bevel edges, 457pp and 451pp. Each with engraved frontispiece and title-page, plus plain printed title-page and 22 full page steel engraved plates on thicker paper, 44 in all, and some illustrations in text (all by Thackeray). This was published as a stand-alone novel and is not part of a numbered set (these came later).
An extremely well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight set (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, few tiny nicks to cloth at spine ends, ink name on blank verso of front fly-leaves, slight splitting to spine fold of front end-papers of volume one but with no weakening or loosening, the bindings are both still very strong). Overall and attractive set in very nice condition
Hardcover
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Crossing the Lines (SIGNED COPY)

Sceptre, London
2nd Impression. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 490pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Anthills of the Savannah

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in light tan faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 233pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable minute faint crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from slight bumping)
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Sacred Hunger (SIGNED COPY of the 1st Edition, 4th impression)

Hamish Hamilton, London
4th iImpression . Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 629pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise Near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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The Remains of the Day (1st printing)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 245pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing and very slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine) in a spine sunned and faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Taking Pictures

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 226pp
A NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to top edge of page block) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Rebellion of the Hanged

Robert Hale, London
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Egoist - A Comedy in Narrative (1st Edition in 3 Volumes)

C Kegan Paul & Co., London
1st issue, 1st printing. Three 8vo volumes uniformly bound in the publishers' original black ruled olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black end-papers: 337pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear; 320pp plus 32pp publishers ads at rear; 353pp. There are signs of label removal from the upper front covers, but there are no internal markings or signs of library use - the labelling may well have been done for a private collection.
A VERY GOOD set (signs of label removal to upper front covers, spine ends rubbed and a little nicked on all 3 books, small ink blot to spine of Vol I. page-block edges a little dusty and tanned, some slight scattered foxing, slight looseness to Vol I only)
1st editionHardcover
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Endymion (1st Edition in 3 Volumes)

Longmans, Green, and Co., London
1st state, 1st printing. Three 8vo volumes (complete) uniformly bound in the publishers' original blind ruled red cloth, white lettering to spine, decorative printed floral end-papers 331pp, 337pp, 346pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear. Contemporary private bookplate on all three of the front paste-down end-papers (James Walker - Christ Church)
A well preserved near FINE barely read clean and tight copy (spines, page-block edges and cover edges dusty, spines also slightly faded. Contents very clean and tight - possibly unread)
1st editionHardcover
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Underneath and other situations (SIGNED COPY)

Secker & Warburg, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Michael) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap. An excellent copy
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Two Or Three Graces and Other Stories

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 271pp
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, page-block edges and end-leaves tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The Manchester Man

Victor Gollancz, London
1st Edition Thus. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 396pp. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE+ un-clipped Dust Jacket (faint hint of dustiness to spine, looks new in its protector). An excellent copy in not far from new condition
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rock War (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder Children's Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in silver embossed red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 374pp, 6pp publishers ads at rear. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Hairdressers of St Tropez

Mandarin, London
8vo paperback in die-cut glossy card covers with 2nd leaf colour photo on stiff glossy card. 236pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved very clean and tight copy (fslight shelf rub to cover edges, pages faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Feather Crowns (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in black cloth backed yellowish boards, gilt lettering to spine, 454pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (flat vertical crease to front inner flap, looks fine in its protector)
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The Dead (SIGNED COPY)

Puffin, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed glossy boards, 449pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
almost AS NEW (slight reading crease to spine, barely noticeable mild soil to page-block fore-edge with very slight bleed to a few leaves)
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Dr Wortles School - A Novel (First Edition Volume I / One / 1 only)

Chapman & Hall, London
Volume 1 only of 2. 8vo in the publishers original black embossed grey cloth, vi + 237pp, with pale yellow end-papers, first blank leaf, half title leaf, title-page, contents leaf, rear blank leaf
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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All Fall Down

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in patterned rust red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 282pp
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (end leaves and page-block edges slightly tanned or foxed, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a lightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD- un-clipped Dust Jacket (dusty and tanned, looks very presentable in its protector)
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Lifes Handicap - Being Stories of Mine Own People

Macmillan & Co, London
Thick 8vo in blind and gilt embossed blue cloth, 351pp + 55pp publishers ads at rear dated May 1891 (making this the first issue)
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (thin sliver of wear to bottom edge of spine, bottom cover corner tips bumped and a little creased, name on front paste-down end-paper and half title leaf with an elegant private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper, page-block edges slightly tanned and faintly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Milton in America (SIGNED COPY)

Sinclair-Stevenson, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (front inner flap slightly creased at bottom corner tip, looks new in its protector)
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Beyond the Dragon's Mouth

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo). 424pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a faintly edge-creased and very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Engleby (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
8vi in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 342pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages faintly tanned) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Courage Consort (SIGNED COPY)

Canongate, Edinburgh
8vo in stiff card covers, 121pp. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Wrack (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 309pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned, tiny bump to bottom edge of rear cover from poor handling)
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