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Hampstead Garden Suburb - Arts and Crafts Utopia? (2nd Extensively Revised Edition)

Phillimore, Chichester
Large heavy 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 280pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Victorians and Race

Scolar Press, Aldershot
Large 8vo in dark lilac faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 249pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased to top edge of front panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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The Hour of One - Six Gothic Melodramas

Gordon Fraser Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine 173pp Contains The Castle Spectre, by M G Lewis; A Tale of Mystery, by Thomas Holcroft; The Vampire, by J R Planche; Frankenstein, by H M Milner; The Devil's Elixir & The Flying Dutchman, by Edward Fitz-Ball
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in an unevenly tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (ghost of tiny price label to front cover, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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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 unmarked and unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Two

Fountain Press, Surbiton
Square 4to in dark green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 158pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly full page colour photos.
1st printing. An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, barely visible minute nick to head of spine panel - neatly repaired from verso with archival paper - looks new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy indeed
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Pictures of the Mind - the Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson

Canongate, Edinburgh
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 88pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, very small and slight crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Old Plans of Oxford, by Agas, Hollar, and Loggan - A Portfolio Containing 15 Plates (Oxford Historical Society XXXVIII)

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford
Elephant Folio (23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm) folder of printed thick card, blue cloth spine and corner pieces, gilt lettering to spine, blue linen interior flaps. Consists of 15 sheets with paper guards - all present, plus contents leaf and sketch map pasted to inner cover (as issued)
Externally Very Good, internally fine. The folder is externally quite soiled but perfectly clean inside and the sheets are completely fine bar the tiniest of creases to the bottom left corner of 4 sheets
1st editionHardcover
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Thunder of Grass

Barrie & Rockliff / Cresset Press, London
Tall 8vo. in cream boards, gilt lettering to spine 56pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (covers slightly faded at the outer margins, pages slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and foxed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Gig (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Tall 8vo. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 58pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page below his lined through printed name.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned, neat and unobtrusive (non-authorial) inscription on blank verso of front cover)
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Cloudcuckooland (Publishers' uncorrected Proof Copy )

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in light blue stiff card covers, 173pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (covers faintly dusty, tiny spot of tan soil to top edge of rear cover)
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The Book Collector's Quarterly - Number XII / 12 October - December 1933

Cassell, London
8vo in stiff paper wraps, xvi + 96pp, illustrations in text
VERY GOOD (tiny chip to paper at bottom edge of spine, covers dusty, small spot of tan soil to bottom edge of front cover otherwise very clean)
1st editionSoftcover
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Cambridge Described and Illustrated - Being A Short History of the Town and University

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and armorial designs to front cover, top edge gilt. 528pp, frontispiece and 28 full page engraved plates all with tissue guards, plans and illustrations in text, 2 folding maps at rear, index etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges a little tanned, mild nicking to cloth at spine ends, small mild crease to bottom cover corner tips, small inscription label on front blank fly-leaf
1st editionHardcover
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The Spanish Civil - War Dreams and Nightmares (Imperial War Museum, London 18 October 2001 - 28 April 2002)

Imperial War Museum, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Frans Lanting - Eye to Eye - Intimate Encounters with the Animal World

Taschen, Koln, London
Heavy 4to. in black boards, 251pp on glossy art paper, mainly colour photos
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Transformations of Lucius - Otherwise Known As the Golden Ass - (with) Lithographs by Michael Ayrton

Folio Society, London
Tall 8vo. in faux parchment covered boards, illustrated end-papers, 208pp, frontispiece, and 8 other full page lithographs by Ayrton.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of tanning to very bottom edge of spine) in a near FINE slip-case (bottom inside edge neatly repaired or strengthened with archival paper)
1st editionHardcover
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The Origin of the Buddha Image

Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi
1st printing in book form. Large 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 42pp, frontispiece, plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The History of Bristol Civil and Ecclesiastical - Including Biographical Notices of Eminent and Distinguished Natives (two volumes bound in one)

W Sheppard, Bristol
Thick, heavy 8vo. bound in contemporary full black leather, ornately gilt embossed spine and cover edges, marbled page-block edges, 479pp and 455pp, both volumes with title-page and, unusually, all the plates are present (12 in all - two engraved frontispieces plus a further 10 full page engraved plates)
Both covers loose but the spine stringing is still very firm and the page sections are still tight (meaning it would be relatively inexpensive to have this copy professionally repaired or re-bound). The text leaves are clean but with some foxing to the plates. Overall a GOOD+ copy
1st editionHardcover
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Last Poems

Martin Secker, London
8vo in black cloth backed patterned paper covered boards, top edge gilt, gilt lettering to spine, 181pp
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom cover fore corner tips, tiny slight crease to top corner tips, pages very slightly tanned, page-block edges very slightly foxed). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Pornography and So on

Faber & Faber, London
Sm8 in pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 174pp
Spine moderately sunned else a well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Port Tarascon - the Last Adventures of the Illustrious Tartarin

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. The first UK issue in decoratively black and gilt printed steel blue cloth (later issues were plain ruled), bevel edges, top edge gilt, 359pp, portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard plus numerous illustrations in text, 32pp publishers ads at rear (dated October 1889). Though dated 1891 on the title-page Edel & Laurence (B 6b) say it was first issued in November 1890 after the US edition, a few later sources dispute this and suggest it was a few days before or simultaneous.
An uncommonly well preserved and very clean and tight near FINE copy (spine and covers faintly dusty, spine just a little tanned, cover corner tips and spine ends very slightly shelf rubbed, pages very mildly tanned). An unusually nice copy of the scarcer decoratively bound first issue.
1st editionHardcover
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Chequers - the Prime Ministers Country House and its History (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Norma Major on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Seven Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (In English with Parallel French Translation by Charles Baudelaire)

Schocken Books, New York
8vo in orange cloth, 245pp, illustrations in text, in English with parallel (opposing leaf) French translation by Charles Baudelaire
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (SIGNED COPY)

Viking Press, New York
4th Impression. 8vo in brown cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 282pp, This copy signed and dated 25/1/94 by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (hint of shelf rub to spine ends ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Railings

Digby Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 55pp, list of subscribers at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight un and clearly unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of very slight rub to head of spine panel), plus the complete original printed 'Poetry Book Society Recommendation' paper band intact (slightly tanned at spine panel section). An excellent copy
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The Lady in the Van - the Complete Edition (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber / Profile Books, London
Small 4to. in dark blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 209pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Looking-Glass War

Heinemann, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 245pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( pages very slightly tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a spine sunned but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (few specks of slight edge-rub, some mild dustiness to very edge-tips, looks very presentable indeed in its removable transparent protector)
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The First HMS Invincible 1747- 58 Her Excavations 1980 - 1991 (Revised 2018 Edition and SIGNED COPY)

Bingeman Publications
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, ix + 250pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page above his printed name (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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'Tis - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Scribner, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth backed blue paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. 367pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Walking Away - Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 276pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Imprese Illustri Di Diversi - Camillo Camilli - Girolamo Porro (Printed Sources of Western Art Volumes 21, 22 and 23)

Collegium Graphicum, Portland
3 matching volumes all 8vo in patterned stiff card covers, variously paginated housed in a matching card slipcase
Spines moderately sun faded else all FINE very clean and tight unmarked copies in slightly sunned but otherwise FINE slipcase
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