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The World, the World (Signed copy with ALS)

Henry Holt, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in purple boards, black spine and gilt lettering to spine, 293pp. Inscribed and signed (as Norman) by author on the half title leaf PLUS a handwritten letter from the author on his headed notepaper signed 'Norman' (approx 140 words) which was sent with the book in 1997.
Bottom cover fore-corner tips slightly creased from bumping else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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The Remains of the Day (1st printing)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 245pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing and very slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine) in a spine sunned and faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
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The Movement - English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy ( pages tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Works and Lives - the Anthropologist As Author

Polity Press, Cambridge
1st printing. 8vo in purple cloth, silver lettering to spine, 157pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to cover edge tips) in a very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
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The Western Lands

Picador / Pan, London
1st printing. 8vo in pale yellow boards, black lettering to spine, 258pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, pages tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly tanned, looks new in its protector)
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Taking Pictures

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 226pp
A NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to top edge of page block) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Selected Translations

Faber & Faber, London
Large 8vo in red boards, white lettering to spine, 232pp, index
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Memoirs of A Bastard Angel

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in green boards, gilt lettering to spin, 447pp, plates, index
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (mild shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Tolstoy on Art

Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in tan linen covered boards, printed paper label to spine, 505pp, index, publishers ads at rear.
Covers dusty else a VERY GOOD clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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I Shall Wear Midnight

Doubleday, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 348pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Fleshmarket Close (SIGNED COPY)

Orion Books, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo)., 399pp. Signed by author on the title-page, (no other inscriptions)
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (slight foxing or tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Rebellion of the Hanged

Robert Hale, London
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy
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Sonnets

Michael Joseph, London.
1st printing. 8vo in boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket ( spine panel slightly sunned, looks new in its protector)
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Knots

Tavistock Publications, London
1st issue, 1st printing. Tall 4to in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 90pp, with the tipped in corrigendum slip at page 77 making this the correct 1st edition 1st issue
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in an edge-torn and chipped Good only un-clipped Dust Jacket (repaired on verso and housed in a removable clear protector making it look very presentable
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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 copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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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
Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( end-papers slightly foxed or tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket ( lightly edge-rubbed, rear panel dusty, looks fine in its protector)
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The Egoist - A Comedy in Narrative (1st Edition in 3 Volumes)

C Kegan Paul & Co., London
1st issue, 1st printing. Three 8vo volumes uniformly bound in the publishers' original black ruled olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black end-papers: 337pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear; 320pp plus 32pp publishers ads at rear; 353pp. There are signs of label removal from the upper front covers, but there are no internal markings or signs of library use - the labelling may well have been done for a private collection.
A VERY GOOD set (signs of label removal to upper front covers, spine ends rubbed and a little nicked on all 3 books, small ink blot to spine of Vol I. page-block edges a little dusty and tanned, some slight scattered foxing, slight looseness to Vol I only)
1st editionHardcover
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Endymion (1st Edition in 3 Volumes)

Longmans, Green, and Co., London
1st state, 1st printing. Three 8vo volumes (complete) uniformly bound in the publishers' original blind ruled red cloth, white lettering to spine, decorative printed floral end-papers 331pp, 337pp, 346pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear. Contemporary private bookplate on all three of the front paste-down end-papers (James Walker - Christ Church)
A well preserved near FINE barely read clean and tight copy (spines, page-block edges and cover edges dusty, spines also slightly faded. Contents very clean and tight - possibly unread)
1st editionHardcover
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Jonathan Swift - A Hypocrite Reversed - A Critical Biography

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 427pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy ( top edge slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Boy - Tales of Childhood.

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, illustrations in text
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slight and barely visible edge-creaseing, looks new in its protector). An excellent copy
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Aldous Huxley Complete Essays - Volume I 1920 - 1925

Ivan R Dee, Chicago
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black cloth backed red boards, gilt lettering to spine, 487pp, index
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Hitler - 1889 - 1936 - Hubris (SIGNED COPY)

Allen Lane / Penguin Press, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 845pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Ian Kershaw on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Underneath and other situations (SIGNED COPY)

Secker & Warburg, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Michael) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap. An excellent copy
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A Year in Provence (with) Watercolours by Paul Hogarth (SIGNED COPY)

Hamish Hamilton, London
Large landscape 4to. in khaki faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 191pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. This copy signed by Paul Hogarth and Peter Mayle on the to (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block very slightly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Entropy Exhibition - Michael Moorcock and the British New Wave in Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 244pp, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Colin Greenland on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable very short closed edge tears repaired on verso with archival paper, minute chip to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Later Auden

Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 570pp, notes, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Samuel Beckett - An Exhibition - Held at Reading University Library May to July 1971 (And Touring)

Turret Books, London
Tall 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 123pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (two tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its protector)
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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 (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to top edge of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Two Or Three Graces and Other Stories

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 271pp
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, page-block edges and end-leaves tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Stalking the Nightmare (SIGNED COPY)

Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (very thin sliver of wear to head of spine panel, two barely visible short closed tear to bottom edges, looks fine in its protector)
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