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Select Poems Divine and Humane (Limited Edition)

Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, London
8vo, hand bound in limp vellum, gilt lettering to spine and small gilt decoration to front cover, prelims plus 51pp text plus vi pp notes at rear, printed on Van Gelder paper, all leaves neatly opened. Number 806 of 1250 copies made
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, covers very faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The House of Europe / Het Huis van Europa (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

London Review Bookshop, London
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, 4pp on thick paper, poem in the original Dutch with parallel column English translation. No. 53 of 250 copies signed by Ramsey Nasr
NEW copy
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1606 - William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick 8vo in pale blue boards, gilt lettering to spine 423pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A FINE very clean and tight in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn - Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Delight in Books (SIGNED COPY)

A Wheaton and Co, Exeter
1st printing. Small 4to. in tan cloth, printed paper label to front cover (as issued), 176pp. Inscribed, dated and signed by S P B Mais on the title-page
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers very slightly dusty and faintly tanned)
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A Critical Edition of Sir Richrd Fanshawe's 1647 translation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, London
8vo in navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, 2 plates, facsimile title-page etc. This copy has an unusual photographic private bookplate tipped onto the front blank fly-leaf (i.e. only lightly affixed at one edge)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap ( very slightly nicked at corner tips, looks fine in its protector). A very nice copy
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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A Companion to Romanticism

Blackwell Publishers, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 549pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 69pp. Inscribed and signed by Wendy Cope on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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One Year

Arc Publications, Todmorden
Small 4to. in stiff card covers with printed stiff paper wrapper, unpaginated, approx. 16pp on stiff paper with illustrations in text and to the wrapper front panel by Henri. One of 600 copies made
AS NEW in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Smut (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in bright red cloth, with dust jacket and house in red cloth covered slip-case. One of 2,000 signed copies issued simultaneous to the trade edition
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket in NEW sclip-case
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Walking on Air

Sylph Editions (Cahiers Series), Lewes
Tall narrow 4to in stiff card covers with colour printed dust jacket 39pp,
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket with the original wrap-around colour printed paper band still present
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing and correct 1st issue with the plain unprinted page-block edges (some later copies had black printed page-block edges). 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Carmen

Mermod, Lausanne
8vo in stiff card covers with thick paper wrapper with Picasso lithograph to front cover, 187pp plus two full page and one double page hors-texte illustrations also by Picasso. No 1341 of 2000 copies made in November 1953.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages uncut and unopened, merest hint of tanning to covers). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Book Thief

Doubleday, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 584pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned). in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Refusal to Conform - Last and First Poems

Oxford University Press, London
8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 121pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (edges foxed, name on fly-leaf) in a slightly foxed or tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alias Grace (SIGNED COPY)

Bloomsbury, London
2nd Impression. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 469pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Olaf Stapledon - Speaking for the Future

Liverpool University Press
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 474pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Men At Arms (Uncorrected Book Proof)

Gollancz, London
8vo in printed stiff card covers, 288pp publishers' uncorrected proof copy. A Discworld novel
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (slight scattered tanning or foxing to covers only, bottom edge of spine slightly rubbed, contents are fine and tight)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Children Act (SIGNED COPY)

Nan A Talese, New York
8vo in black cloth backed red paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp. This copy signed by the author on the 2nd blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions). Issued simultaneous to the UK Cape edition.
A NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Daughter of History - Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill (Auction Catalogue Sotheby's, London 17 December 2014

Sotheby's, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 195pp, 256 lots, all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, mild faint'ish crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing and correct 1st issue with the plain unprinted page-block edges (some later copies had black printed page-block edges). 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing and correct 1st issue with the plain unprinted page-block edges (some later copies had black printed page-block edges). 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Task

Martin Secker, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark olive faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 202pp. Authors rare first novel
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete and priced Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps, looks new in its protector)
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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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Russian Empire - A Portrait in Photographs

Jonathan Cape, London
Large, very heavy 4to in red cloth backed boards, gilt embossed spine and front cover, 345pp, mainly captioned photos. This copy belonged to Jonathan Miller (theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and 14 time captain of the England Giant Marrow Champions Allotment League) and has his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Peter Grimes the Poor of the Borough

The Folio Society, London
Lavishly produced large 8vo in steel grey cloth backed patterned paper covered boards, top edge gilt, gilt lettering to spine 76pp on Magnani mould-made paper, lithographs printed by the Senecio Press.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in the original clear glassine Dust Jacket - no slip-case as issued
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Proud Highway - Saga of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955 - 1967 - the Fear Loathing Letters Volume 1

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 683pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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In the Heart of the British Museum

Marion Boyars, London (Playscript 65)
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 111pp, illustrations in text, glossary at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mothers and Daughters - A Comedy in Five Acts - As performed at the Thteatre Royal, Covent Garden on the 24th of January 1843 (Dicks' Standard Plays No. 616)

John Dick, 313 Strand, London
8vo in original steel engraved wrappers, 26pp play-text plus 4pp adverts at rear, complete as issued. John Thomas Dicks (1818 - 1881) issued cheap reprints of popular fiction and plays. It's difficult to pin down the precise publication date for this play, but is circa 1879
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (some mild foxing, front cover a little edge-chipped and partly split at spine fold)
1st editionSoftcover
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