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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)
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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
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The Year of Salamis 480 - 479 BC

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 326pp, plates, maps, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector). A very nice 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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An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire - Volume Two / Vol 2 1600 - 1914

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in stiff glossy card covers, approx 600pp, maps, glossary, bibliog, index etc
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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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The National Army Museum Book of the Boer War (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson / National Army Museum, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 301pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, slight push to tiny creases to cover corner tips) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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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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The Secret War - Spies Codes and Guerrillas 1939 - 1945 (SIGNED COPY)

William Collins, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 612pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Guy Burgess - the Spy Who Knew Everyone

Biteback, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 470pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Great Russian Utopia (Art & Design Profile No. 29)

Art & Design, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 96pp, illustrated in colour throughout
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, small slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
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A History of Birkbeck College University of London During the Second World War 1939 - 1945

Birkbeck College, London
8vo in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 206pp, plates, index, folding map at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, minute surface bump to rear cover )
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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The Fiji Journals of Baron Anatole Von Hugel 1875 - 1877 (SIGNED COPY)

Fiji Museum, Suva / Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Heavy 4to. in black buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 479pp, map end-papers, plates in colour and b/w, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Steven Hooper on the front fly-leaf with an adjacent small non-authorial inscription to the same recipient
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket, an excellent copy
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Sparta and Lakonia - A Regional History 1300 - 362 BC

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 410pp, maps, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges slightly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Attrition - the Great War on the Western Front 1916 (SIGNED COPY)

Robson Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 347pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Bomber War - Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939 - 1945 (SIGNED COPY)

John Murray, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in navy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 448pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Robin) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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
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The Entomologist - An Illustrated Journal of British Entomology 1880 Volume the Thirteenth / Vol. 13 (XIII) and 1881 Volume the Fourteenth / Vol. 14 (XI) Bound in One Volume

Simpkin Marshall, London
8vo in half black Morocco, gilt decorations and raised bands to spine, marbles boards and end-papers. 24 complete issues from January 1880 to December 1881 (volumes 13 and 14 complete in one book with index of subjects and contributors to both bound in). xii + 312pp and viii + 304pp, illustrations in text, plus 5 full page engraved plates, 4 of which are coloured
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight book in a very attractive binding
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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
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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
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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)
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The Bite of the Print - Satire and Irony in Woodcuts, Engravings, Etchings, Lithographs and Serigraphs

Clarkson N Potter, New York
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in dark grey cloth, coloured lettering to spine and front cover, 272pp on thick glossy art paper, numerous plates, illustrations in text, bibliography etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned)
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Impressionism on the Seine (Musee des Impressionnismes, Giverny 1 April - 18 July 2010)

Silvana, Milano / Musee Des Impressionnismes, Giverny
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
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