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Spheres of Action - Art and Politics

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in textured stiff card covers, 159pp, plates, index
NEW unread copy
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Breathing Underwater

Sylph Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp
NEW unread copy
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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

Routledge, London & New York
4to in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 381pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Berlin - the Politics of Order 1737 - 1989

Rizzoli, New York
Heavy 4to. in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 269pp, plates, index etc
VERY GOOD a clean and tight barely read copy (the black spine lettering is rubbed, covers slightly sunned, two very small black ink blots to front cover - all hidden by the dust jacket and otherwise a fine clean and tight copy) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (mild vertical crease to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Let it Go Among Our People - An illustrated history of the English Bible from John Wyclif to the King James Version

Lutterworth Press, Cambridge
4to in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Publishers press and review materials loosely inserted
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Human Chain

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in burgundy red boards, gilt lettering to spine, 85pp
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Kenwood Ladies Bathing Pond

Association of Users of the Kenwood Ladies Bathing Pond
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 69pp illustrations in text,
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Madmen and Specialists

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp plus publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, hint of tanning to leaves, price neatly inked out on rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Story Teller (publishers' Uncorrected Proof Copy )

Peter Owen, London
8vo proof copy in pale green paper wraps (now mostly a light tan colour), 285pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild tanning to exteriors and prelims)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Harem - An account of the institution as it existed in the palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times

Spring Books, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 277pp, plates, folding panorama, folding plan, index etc (collated complete)
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy (pages tanned) in a lightly edge-creased and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Angels and Insects (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page with a non-authorial inscription above it at the top of the title-page
Pages tanned else an extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Music A Joy for Life (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
1st printing. 4to in burgundy red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 204pp plus index, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed Edward Heath on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Jim Brandenburg - White Wolf - Living with An Arctic Legend

Northwood Press, Minocqua
Heavy Large landscape 4to. in cream linen covered boards, 159pp on thick glossy art paper, colour photos, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of slight rub to head of spine panel, barely noticeable short closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel - looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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An Historical Atlas of Kensington Chelsea

Kensington & Chelsea Public Libraries, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers 64pp, with full page reproductions of maps. PLUS loosely inserted 12 A4 size photocopies of pages related to Chelsea from Godfrey's 'Survey of London'
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned and slightly marked, slight crease to top corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Finnegans Wake

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 628pp plus 28pp 'corrections of misprints' at rear. This is the first reprint, and first issue thus, many leaves still unopened
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to spine, slight push to bottom cover corner tips, pages very slightly tanned, neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf - dated 1946)
1st editionHardcover
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Alfred Deakin - A Biography (Two Volumes Complete)

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
1st printing. Two matching volumes, both large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1 - 346pp and 347 to 694pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read set (ex-government reference copy with elegant bookplate on both front paste-down end-papers and neat stamp to verso of title-page - no other markings)
1st editionHardcover
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The Owl Papers

Aidan Ellis, London
1st UK printing. 4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 184pp, index, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned and lightly foxed but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Baltic Exchange 1744 - 1994 - Baltic Coffee House to Baltic Exchange

Quiller Press, London
Large tall 4to. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 177pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

David Fickling Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 271pp. Published same day as Jonathan Cape 'adults' version
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Painters on Capri 1850- 1950 - Pictures Personalities Documents

La Conchiglia, Italy
Heavy landscape 4to in stiff card covers, 245pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW copy in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The White Hotel (1st Printing)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st Impression. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Art, Desire and the Body in Ancient Greece

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers 272pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Culture and Comfort - People, Parlors and Upholstery 1850 - 1930

Strong Museum, Rochester, New York / University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 339pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc, plus 32pp colour plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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George Du Maurier

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in green cloth, 516pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine, slight shelf rub to spine panel ends). An excellent copy
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True to the Old Flag- A Tale of the American War of Independence

Scribner and Welford, New York
Thick 8vo in black and gilt illustrated brown boards, bevel edges, 390pp, frontispiece plus 11 other full page plates, 12pp publishers ads at rear. This is an early edition of this title, both the plates and the printed text are extremely sharp and very clear (plates tended to wear quickly with use making the text in later printings increasingly fuzzy edged)
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild shelf rub to cover corner tips and spine ends, slight foxing to end leaves, mild partial splitting to end-papers at inner hinges, binding still very strong as the webbing below is unaffected)
Hardcover
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The History of Galway - City and County

Celtic Bookshop, Limerick City
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 492pp, maps, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Writer's Diary

Hogarth Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 372pp, bibliography, index.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1953, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a lightly edge-chipped and tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Earlier Life and Chief Earlier Works of Daniel Defoe

George Routledge, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering and design to spine and front cover, 446pp publishers ads at rear.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, slight shelf rub to spine ends). A very nice copy
Hardcover
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To the Land of the Living

Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 308pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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