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The Duke of Gandia (Limited large paper edition)

Chatto & Windus, London
Tall 8vo. in black cloth over thick boards, gilt lettering to spine, bevel edges, top edge gilt, 60pp on thick Aldwych laid paper, this is copy number IV (of 10 reserved for presentation by the author), there were a further 100 copies in this same edition numbered 1 to 100, and 1,500 ordinary copies on cheaper paper in a cheaper binding.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (tiny and barely noticeable chip to head of spine, end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned and foxed)
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Stephen Crane

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York
8vo in stiff card covers, 96pp, colour plates, etc. 87 fine and rare Stephen Crane items, copiously described. Price list loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete clear plastic Dust Jacket (as issued)
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Atonement (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 371pp. Signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE unread or barely read copy (page-block edges tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to top edge of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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A Bibliography of Ezra Pound (The Soho Bibliographies series)

Rupert Hart-davies, London
1st printing. Thick 8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 454pp. Publishers' partly typed compliments slip loosely inserted, this is a copy was sent for review to a writer for the London Times
An extremely well preserved VERY FINE unread and unmarked copy (very slight bump to head of spine, red printed top edge of page block slightly faded) in a slightly tanned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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O Kersnacht Schooner Dan De Daegen - Een Bundel Kerstverzen Uitgeschreven En Verlucht Door Fons Montens

Fons Montens, in de Benarde Nederlanden
This is an 'illegal' publication (de Jong 616) made by hand in Winter 1944 during the enforced famine of Nazi occupied Netherlands when many Dutch were starved to death. With hand lettering, 6 full page illustrations and decorations all done by Montens, unpaginated, approx. 28pp hand printed on thick stiff paper, bound with string ties. In all 1000 plain copies and 250 hand coloured copies were made and clandestinely distributed. This is one of the plain copies.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (covers a little foxed and tanned, overlapping cover top edges a little rubbed). A nice copy of this evocative book
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The London Magazine - A Monthly Review of Literature - October 1956 Volume 3 No 10

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp, includes the first printing of Huxley's long (8pp) essay 'Cencorship and Spoken Literature
An unusually well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy, still containing subscription card and Book Society folded leaflet inserts (page-block edges and largely white rear cover very slightly tanned
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Oriana Fallaci - Typed Letter Signed - April 7 1990

Author Letter
Single leaf, one sided, 300 word (approx) typed letter, in English, from Fallaci, on her headed and watermarked notepaper to a friend in New York, dated 'Florence, April 7, 1990'. The letter was laid in to a copy of Gustave Dore's 'Londra' (Sansoni, Firenze, 1987) which she had sent as a gift to the recipient. In the letter she talks about finding the Dore, and describes celebrating completing the galleys for her novel 'Inshallah'. In the last paragraph, she comments about the deterioration of Florence where 'Tons and tens of black people (are) dancing and singing' and that ' Bad, bad, bad times are ahead of us, .. '. Fallaci letters very rarely appear for sale, and few are quite so revealing.
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Kept in the Dark

Folio Society, London
Finely bound 8vo in brown cloth backed yellow paper covered boards, 176pp, frontispiece, plus 7 other full page line drawings by Aldous, 1st printing with these illustrations.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW slip-case
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Blast From the Past (SIGNED COPY)

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 271pp, This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (pages a little tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Shelley (Supplement to British Book News No. 29)

British Council / Longman, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in thin card covers. 56pp, frontispiece, bibliography
a well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, fore-corners slightly shelf rubbed,
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A Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement Number 2 - American Poetry Now - A Selection of the Best Poems by Modern American Writers

Critical Quarterly Society, London
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 24pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (covers a little tanned)
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Step Across this Line - Collected Non- Fiction 1992 - 2002 (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 454pp, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, some very slight edge creasing, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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A Keeper (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. 8vo in white faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Twelfth Night - A Facsimile of the First Folio Text

Faber & Gwyer, Printed At the Chiswick Press, London
Narrow folio in dark green cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, complete with the 'First Folio Line-indicator' (loosely inserted as issued)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine panel ends slightly nicked, neatly repaired tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) . A very nice copy
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Twenty Below - Being A Drama of the Road

Robert Holden, London
8vo in grey cloth backed red patterned paper covered boards, printed title label to spine (as issued), xiii + 91pp. With preface by Nichols and a 'Hobo Rime' (uncredited).
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (very small ink name on front blank fly-leaf dated 1928, spine cloth a little tanned, page-block edges tanned). No jacket. A nice copy of this scarce item
1st editionHardcover
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East of Suez - Illustrated by Donald Maxwell

Macmillan, London
4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover 72pp on thick paper, 24 colour and line illustrations in text and full page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, no other marks or inscriptions) in a dusty and slightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Enchafed Flood Or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 126pp
A well preserved FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned). No jacket
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The Jesse Tree

Lyrebird Press, London
8vo in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 31pp plus 4pp score at rear
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of sunning to rear cover at spine margin, very small surface scuff to rear cover from rough price label removal)
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Positives

Faber & Faber, London
4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 78pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Nightmusic (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Author
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Girl with A Pearl Earring

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 248pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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In the Glassroom (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Tall 8vo. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 60pp. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved and very clean and tight copy very near FINE clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned)
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (Complete and Unexpurgated)

Heinemann, London
8vo in bright red cloth, silver lettering to spine. 279pp. Published shortly after the Penguin Books obscenity trial
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly tanned and faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (few spots of very slight shelf rub to wrapper edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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A Clockwork Orange

William Heinemann, London
8vo in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 195pp. The scarce 2nd printing (the very rare 1st printing was 1962), in the publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price sticker to the inner flap, being ?1.75 which replaced the original pre-decimal 35 shilling price tag.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (hint of tanning to leaves, barely discernible hint of sunning to bottom edge tip of spine) in a FINE Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flap top edges). A truly excellent copy
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The Joy Luck Club (SIGNED COPY)

G P Putnam's, New York
Large 8vo in grey backed blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and logo to front cover, 288pp. This copy signed by the author on a Readers Digest bookplate on the front free end-paper
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Midsummer Morning Jog Log (SIGNED by Michael Horovitz)

Five Seasons Press, Hereford
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 36pp, cover and 5 other illustrations by Blake. This copy inscribed and signed by Michael Horovitz on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny and very faint crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Funeral Games and The Good and Faithful Servant

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and bright unread and unmarked copy (slight rub to blue ink cover borders)
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Crimes of Passion - the Ruffian on the Stair - the Erpingham Camp (First Edition & First Issue)

Methuen, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 90pp plus 4pp publishers ads at rear. The correct first issue with printed paper slip pasted over the mis-attributed Observer review on the front fly-leaf
An well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread and unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned)
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Loot (1st printing)

Methuen, London
88pp in glossy card covers
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages slightly tanned).
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Once in Europa

Bloomsbury, London
Tall 4to. in cream faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 130pp on thick paper, colour photos etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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