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Wodehouse At Work - A Study of the Books and Characters of P G Wodehouse Across Nearly Sixty Years

Herbert Jenkins, London.
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a tanned and slightly soiled VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip to base of spine panel, tiny chips to flap fold corner tips, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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March of the Lemmings - Brexit in Print and Performance 2016 - 2019 (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 392pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy (tiny and barely noticeable bump to head of spine panel from poor handling)
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Oscar Wilde - the Aftermath

Methuen, London
8vo in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Waggon of Life and Other Lyrics by Russian Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Cresset Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in pale yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xv + 77pp on thick Batchelor's hand made paper. No 447 of 1500 copies. Original Russian with facing English translation
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy ( top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Something Special

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to front cover, 41pp on stiff paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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My Name is . . . (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 342pp. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Society and History in English Renaissance Verse (SIGNED COPY)

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 191pp, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (as Lauro) on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
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The Romantic Moderns - English Writers, Artists and the Imagination From Virginia Woolf to John Piper

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in boards, 320pp, colour plates, index etc
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The Arab of the Future 3 - A Childhood in the Middle East 1985 - 1987 - A Graphic Memoir

Two Roads, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 146pp
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Frankenstein - A Gothic Thriller in Two Acts

J Garnet Miller, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in printed stiff paper French wrappers, 87pp, includes cast list for its premier in Scarborough in 1959, where Alan Ayckbourn played Henri.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread, or barely read, unmarked copy (slight sunning to spine, pages very slightly tanned, front inner flap price-clipped). An excellent copy of the elusive first appearance in print
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Dracula (1927 Garrick Theatre Programme)

Garrick Theatre, London
8vo size theatre programme in printed paper wrappers, 24pp (including covers), contains period advertising etc. Stoker's Dracula did not achieve widespread fame until Hamilton Deane adapted it for the stage in late 1924 when it toured the UK before moving to various, and ever larger, London theatres (the Garrick being the 4th). This programme (dated December 5 1927) is a rare survival.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (ink name and date to top corner tip of the front cover, very slight rust marks to rear spine margin, hint of tanning to leaves) NOTE: Economy shipping to destinations outside the UK is not available for this item
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Dracula (1928 Garrick Theatre Programme)

Garrick Theatre, London
8vo size theatre programme in printed paper wrappers, 24pp (including covers), contains period advertising etc. Stoker's Dracula did not achieve widespread fame until Hamilton Deane adapted it for the stage in late 1924 when it toured the UK before moving to various, and ever larger, London theaters (the Garrick being the 4th). This programme (dated January 23 1928) is a rare survival.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (ink name and date to top corner tip of the front cover, very slight rust marks to rear spine margin, hint of tanning to leaves). NOTE: Economy shipping to destinations outside the UK is not available for this item
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A Mind Awake - An Anthology of C S Lewis

Geoffrey Bles, London
1st printing. 8vo in olive brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 252pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (spine slightly sunned through the dust jacket with faint ghost of wrapper spine lettering) in a spine tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy of the elusive first printing
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The Doris Lessing Reader (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 515pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still close to new in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Judge Dredd (Forbidden Planet Poster - SIGNED by John Wagner)

Forbidden Planet, London
A3 size b/w poster advertising a forbidden planet signing event (16 may 1992)j signed in the top left corner by John Wagner
A well preserved near FINE clean unmarked copy (single centre fold, slightly cresed at very top and bottom edges)
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Judge Dredd the Magazine - First Issue - Volume Two May 2-15 1992 (SIGNED COPY)

Fleetway Editions, London
Tall 4to. in colour printed glossy covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, illustrated in colour throughout. This copy signed by all three writers on the first page 'Roll Call'. Complete with the original steel badge given free with this copy.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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The Principle of Water - New Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Carcanet Press, Cheadle
1st printing. 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine., 96pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some mild tanning to leaves) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Garden of Disorder and other poems (First Limited Edition)

Europa Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark green cloth, yellow lettering to spine, 78pp on thick paper, frontispiece on glossy art paper. This is number 104 of a total of 500 copies made. The US New Directions edition, published later in the same year, was printed in England using the Europa Press plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages slightly tanned, hint of dustiness to cover bottom edges)
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Paintings of D H Lawrence

Cory, Adams and Mackay, London
Extra Large 4to. in red linen covered boards black lettering to spine and front cover, 104pp, tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in an edge-chipped and rubbed VERY GOOD- complete Dust Jacket which has been artfully restored from the verso and looks fine in its removable transparent protector
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P Papinius Statius - Thebais I - III / Thebaid IV - VIII / Thebaid IX - XII (3 Volumes Complete)

Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford
3 matching books all 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 71pp, 138pp and 138pp, each with stiff paper dust jackets
Al are FINE very clean and tight unmarked and unread copies in FINE complete Dust Jackets (mild foxing or tanning to spine panel of first volume, slight sunning to jacket of last volume). An excellent set
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Love Poems

Folio Society, London
One of the Folio Society's collector's books. Tall 8vo. bound by Lagatoria Torriani, Milan in quarter cloth and patterned sides printed on Fabriano Ingres paper. 63pp on thick Magnani mould-made paper, top edge gilt
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW clear Glassine dust jacket
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The Princess of the School

Blackie & Son, London
Thick 8vo in decoratively printed tan cloth, 288pp, frontispiece, plus 5 other full page plates by Frank Wiles (all present). Though undated this is the first edition published in late 1920
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy ( top edge of page block faintly dusty, page-block edges a little foxed. An excellent copy
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The Madcap of the School

Blackie & Son, London
Thick 8vo in decoratively printed brown cloth, 288pp, frontispiece, plus 5 other full page plates by Balliol Salmon (all present). First printed in 1917 this is the 2nd printing done in 1920. Later editions were illustrated by H L Bacon.
Small neat inscription on front bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper (dated 1920). An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy ( top edge of page block slightly dusty, page-block edges a little foxed. An excellent copy
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A Popular Schoolgirl

Blackie & Son, London
Thick 8vo in decoratively printed in Art Nouveau style in light grey boards, 288pp, frontispiece plus 5 other full page plates by Balliol Salmon (all present). Undated but first printed in early 1920. Later editions were illustrated by H L Bacon.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy ( top edge of page block slightly dusty, page-block edges a little foxed. An excellent copy
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The Complete Talking Heads (Annie Hulley's working copy - with SIGNED CARD from Alan Bennett)

Bbc Books, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 207pp. This copy belonged to Annie Hulley, who played the character Irene Ruddock (A Lady of Letters) in a production of Talking Heads for Bridewell Theatre, and has her pencil markings on the relevant pages. Tipped-on to the half title leaf, with tape to one end, is a hand-written postcard from Bennett to Hulley touching on the character Irene Ruddock and the real person she was based on. Annie Hulley trained at Bristol Old Vic and is best known in the UK for playing regular characters Gwen Loveday in Coronation Street, Karen Moore in Emmerdale and for her writing
The book is in VERY GOOD+ condition (mild reading crease to spine, speck of rub to cover corner tips), postcard is in fine condition
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Der Grosse Kamerad (Le Grand Meaulnes) SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

Johannes Asmus, Hamburg
Heavy, large 8vo. in vellum backed grey paper covered boards, gilt embossed black leather title label to spine, 240pp on Zerkall laid paper. 12 original full page lithographs by Malcles. This is copy number 150 of 550 copies signed in pencil by the artist Laure Malcles (aka Laure Malcles Masereel following her marriage to Frans Masereel in 1969), housed in a matching grey paper covered slip-case. PLUS loosely inserted two copies of the 4pp prospectus for the book with sample illustration
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE matching slip-case
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The Death of King Arthur - Being the Twenty-first Book of Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table

Macmillan and Co., London
Tall 8vo. in vellum backed, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, one of 525 copies printed on Whatman handmade paper, with 12 wood engravings by Catherine Donaldson
Covers slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and clean and tight copy (two neat contemporary inscriptions (1933) on the front blank fly-leaf )
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A Leaf of Spring

Thames & Hudson, London
8vo in light green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 171pp. Parallel text in Russian and English
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned and dusty but otherwise near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (two very short closed edge tears, neatly repaired from verso with archival paper, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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A Ring of Bells - Poems of John Betjeman

John Murray, London
8vo in colour printed boards, 129pp, line illustrated in text, cover and jacket design all by Ardizzone
An extremely well preserved FINE+ very clean and tight unmarked copy ( front end-papers tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE+ complete Dust Jacket (faint shelf rub and single minute nick to head of spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O

Borough Press, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black boards, 752pp
NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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