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Moonwhales

Faber & Faber, London
1st Edition Thus (revised) and 1st printing thus 4to in black cloth, white lettering to spine, 95pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket ( faintly edge-creased, looks new in its protector)
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Transatlantic Slavery - Against Human Dignity

National Museums, Merseyside
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 168pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (small speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
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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
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Frederick the Great - A Military Life

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 407pp, map end-papers, plates, maps, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

New Internationalist Publications, Oxford
8vo in thick photo illustrated boards, 205pp plus 3pp publishers ads at rear.
NEW unread copy
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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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De Profundis Being the First Complete and Accurate Version of Epistola in Carcere Et Vinculis the Last Prose Work in English of Oscar Wilde

Methuen, London.
1st printing. 8vo in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 147pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1949, top edge of page block slightly dusty, hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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Orlando - A Biography

Leonard & Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, London
1st trade printing. 8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 299pp, plates, index
VERY GOOD- (covers slightly nicked and rubbed at corner tips and spine ends, covers irregularly dusty, mild spine lean, very small ink name on fly-leaf (dated 1930), page-block edges tanned but contents otherwise very clean and tight)
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The Knight of the Wyvern - and Other Poems

P Elliott, London
Small 8vo. in gilt embossed blue cloth, 100pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
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The Florentine Tondo

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Thick, very heavy 4to in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 376pp on thick paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Dada and Surrealism Reviewed

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in plain white stiff card covers with illustrated wrapper, 475pp on stiff art paper plus 32pp colour plates, at rear, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Black Out (Proof Copy)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. Publishers' uncorrected proof copy. Heavy 8vo. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 352pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Yukio Mishima on Hagakure - the Samurai Ethic and Modern Japan

Condor Books / Souvenir Press, London
8vo in cloth, black lettering to spine, 166pp, illustrations in text,
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of shelf rub to cover corner tips) in a VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket ( slightly nicked at base of spine panel, two barely visible short closed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its protector)
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The Reichstag Graffiti / Die Reichstag - Graffiti

Jovis, Berlin
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thick boards with tan cloth spine. 128pp on thick art paper, plates etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW unread copy in NEW slip-case
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A Short History of Pembroke College Cambridge

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 129pp, plates, facsimile letter, index. Plus loosely inserted compliments slip from the Pembroke College Cambridge Society
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight unread copy (page-block edges slightly foxed and tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The National Army Museum Book of Wellington's Armies - Britains Triumphant Campaigns in the Peninsula and At Waterloo 1808 - 1815

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in burgundy boards, gilt lettering to spine, 362pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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William Poel and the Elizabethan Revival

William Heinemann, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 302pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy is from the collection of Michael Leverson 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 ( name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a spine tanned and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD+ un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Clapham in the Twentieth Century

The Clapham Society, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 232pp, illustrations in text, index etc
NEW unread copy
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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)
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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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Sylvia Plath - Letters Home - Correspondence 1950 - 1963

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 502pp, plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to front fly-leaf from a loosely inserted press review of this book dated 22 April 1976) in a FINE Dust Jacket
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Quentin and Philip - A Double Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 559pp, plates, index. On Quentin Crisp and Philip O'Connor. Inscribed and signed (as Andrew) by the author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy ( thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, tiny creases to top cover corner tips) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket ( faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Artists and the Avant- Garde Theater in Paris 1887 - 1900 - the Martin and Liane W Atlas Collection

National Gallery of Art, Washington
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 179pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Sydney Camm and the Hurricane - Perspectives on the master fighter designer and his finest achievement

Airlife, Shrewsbury
1st printing. Large 4to. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 258pp, numerous illustrations in text, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio 12

BBC Worlwide, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Winston S Churchill - Companion Volume III Part 1 August 1914 - April 1915 and Part 2 May 1915 - December 1916 (2 Vols Complete Thus)

William Heinemann, London
Both volumes in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1685pp in all
Both extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copies in FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket s (some very slight rub to flap fold corner tips of wrapper for Vol I, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Hitlers Home Front - Wurttemberg Under the Nazis

Hambledon Continuum, London & New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 512pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slight crease to base of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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The End of the Cold War 1985 - 1991

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 643pp, colour plates, bibliog, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Committing Photography

Pluto Press, London
4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 121pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute crease to bottom corner tip of front cover, faint hint of tanning to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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