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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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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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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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.
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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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'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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Hermes & Magdalen - Poems and Etchings (SIGNED COPY and Limited Edition)

Typographeum, Francestown
Large 8vo in silk-finish Japanese cloth over boards, 96pp. Hand-set and printed letterpress by r T Risk. Limited to 163 copies, this being one of 150 hand-bound, hand-set and printed letterpress by R T Risk. With 20 20 etchings and drypoints by John Moat. Inscribed and signed by John Moat (as John) on the blank verso of the frontispiece. PLUS loosely inserted single-leaf folded prospectus for this book with sample print tipped in
A well preserved AS NEW copy
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Three Stories - Snow - Smoke - the Missing Piece (SIGNED COPY and Limited Edition)

Typographeum, Francestown
Large 8vo in fine rust red cloth covered boards, printed paper label to spine and front cover (cover label states 'With three drawings by Truda Lane'). 49pp. One of 100 ordinary copies (30 other copies were numbered and signed by Moat and Lane) made and hand bound by R T Risk. Inscribed 'Go with love / John' and also signed in full by the author above his printed name.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
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Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
3rd Impression Large 8vo in colour printed boards, 390pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Even Dogs in the Wild (SIGNED COPY)

Orion Books, London
1st printing. Thick 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 345pp plus 6pp note by the author at rear. This copy signed by Ian Rankin on the title-page with his noughts and crosses logo (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Witching Hill

Hodder & Stoughton, London
2nd printing. 8vo in gilt embossed and black printed dark blue cloth covered boards, 312pp, frontispiece with tissue guard plus 7 other full page plates, all on glossy paper and all called for. There is an 'Award for Merit' from John Bull (weekly boys paper) label loosely tipped-on to the front blank fly-leaf, this copy was probably given as a prize in one of the magazine's many promotions of the period. Aside from the statement 'Reprinted, 1914' on verso of the title-page this edition is in all respects the same as the rare first printing
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy possibly unread copy. (end leaves and page-block edges a little tanned or foxed, top edge of page block slightly dusty). An excellent copy
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Guillaume Apollinaire and the Cubist Life

John Murray, London
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 244pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages a little tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed and faintly tanned but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector).
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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in pale yellow faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved near FINE unmarked and little used clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, slight tanning to edges)
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Misspent Youth (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 357pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Worlds Wife

Picador, London
1st printing. 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 76pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Fathers and Sons - the Autobiography of A Family (SIGNED COPY)

Headline, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text (Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 7)

Legenda / Modern Humanities Research Association, Cambridge / Maney Publishing, Leeds
4to in colour printed thick boards, 139pp, illustrations and facsimiles in text, etc.
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 3 (Autumn 1964)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 84pp plus ads at rear. Contains 'The Work-out' by Albert Bermel, 'The Windows of Heaven' by Simon Wincelberg (based on the novella 'A Cat in the Ghetto' by Rachmil Bryks) and an illustration by I Toffel
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight tanning to cover spine margins)
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