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Literature : On Writing


Love in the Days of Rage

Bodley Head, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in dark red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 116pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
1st printing. 8vo in marine green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 327pp. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (First Printing)

Raven Books, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in bright red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 507pp
An AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of creasing to spine ends, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The White Tiger (Signed Limited Edition)

Atlantic Books, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This is the 5th impression of the first edition which was issued as a signed limited edition of 1500 copies (this copy is hand numbered 238). It differs from the ordinary printings by having a jacket printed on higher quality smooth paper and comes in a decoratively silver printed strong card slipcase
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket and AS NEW slipcase. An excellent copy
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions). With 'Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008' label to dust jacket (which it went on to win)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions). With 'Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008' label to dust jacket (which it went on to win)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved ALMOST AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The White Tiger

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (spine panel a little sun faded, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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George Orwell - A Bibliography

St Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester / Oak Knoll Press, New Castle
Thick, heavy 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 426pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still close to new in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Vile Bodies

Chapman & Hall, London
With a new preface by Waugh, 1st printing thus. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp
A extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket - with publishers new price sticker to inner flap (some laminate bubbling along the spine and rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Artemis Fowl the Eternity Code (SIGNED COPY)

Puffin Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, metallic red lettering to spine. 328pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Earth Compels (With Naomi Mitchison's Bookplate)

Faber & Faber, London
With Naomi Mitchison's colour printed bookplate on the front blank fly-leaf. 8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 64pp.
A GOOD only copy (spine edge-worn and rubbed, covers edge-rubbed, pages very slightly tanned otherwise contents fine). The bookplate is in fine condition.
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Collected Poems 1921- 1951 (With Naomi Mitchison's bookplate)

Faber & Faber, London
Withe the bookplate of Naomi Mitchison on the front blank fly-leaf. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 196pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (end-papers, though not the bookplate, are tanned)
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A Little Learning - the First Volume of An Autobiography

Chapman and Hall, London
8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 234pp, frontispiece, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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Angels of Soho - Pictures by Noarman Adams - Poems by Anna Adams

Royal Academy of Arts, London
4to in colour printed card covers, 35pp on stiff art paper, colour plates etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (few specks of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Irishmen All - with Twelve Illustrations in Colour by Jack B Yeats RHA

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh
1st printing. 8vo in tan linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 224pp on thick paper, 6pp publishers ads at rear. Tipped-in colour frontispiece plus 11 other tipped-in colour plates, all with thin paper guards and all painted specially for this book by Jack Yeats.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (nild sunning to spine and cover margins, end leaves and page-block edges slightly tanned). An excellent copy
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Lavengro - the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh
1st printing thus. Thick 8vo in pale green linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, xxii + 654pp + 6pp publishers ads at rear. Tipped-in colour frontispiece plus 11 other tipped-in colour plates, all with thin paper guards
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( hint of sunning to spine, end leaves and page-block edges slightly tanned). An excellent copy
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Normal People

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in boards, white lettering to spine, 266pp
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Kept in the Dark

Omnium Publishing / Trollope Society, London
Finely bound in blind and gilt embossed full brown cloth, frontispiece, 176pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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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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Hermes & Magdalen - Poems and Etchings (Signed 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 hand tipped-in etchings and drypoints. 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 unmarked copy
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Three Stories - Snow - Smoke - the Missing Piece (Signed 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.
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
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Smut - Two Unseemly Stories (SIGNED LIMITED SLIPCASED 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 and unmarked copy in NEW Dust Jacket in NEW sclip-case
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The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 183pp. First printing of Heaney's translation
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Bully! - the One-hundredth Grove Play - Performed July 29 2005

Bohemian Club, San Francisco
8vo in black printed dark red boards, 90pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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The Matter of Europe

Menard Press, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Winterschlacht (Schlacht um Moskau) Programmbuch 23 / I & 23 / II (2 Volumes)

Schauspielhaus Bochum
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 239pp and 135pp. Text in German
NEW unread copies in a slightly creased VERY GOOD card slipcase
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The Strand Magazine Volume VII / Vol 7 January to June 1894

Newnes, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in the publishers original black and gilt embosses and printed blue cloth, bevel edge boards, patterned end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 672pp, full page plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of foxing to a very few mainly preliminary leaves). An excellent copy
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Identities (4 plays: Derek - Audition - Lindsey - The Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer)

Thames Television, London
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 133pp, photos in text, scripts for 4 plays: Derek (Edward Bond); Audition (Alma Cullen); Lindsey (Stephen Bill); the Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer (C P Taylor Adpated by John Godber)
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Flowerthief

Full Court Press, Los Angeles
Large Octavo size (8vo) in textured and illustrated stiff card covers, 57pp with illustrations by Joyce. One of 500 copies printed. Plus loosely inserted single leaf handwritten note, on publishers printed note-paper, from Martin Sweeney (the books' designer) signed as Marty
AS NEW (covers faintly dusty)
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