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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
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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
1st editionHardcover
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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).
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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)
1st editionHardcover
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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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionHardcover
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 1 (Very first issue Spring 1964)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 83pp. Includes 'Vasco' by George Schehade and 'Gone' by Dannie Abse
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (mild tanning to cover spine margins)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 5 (Spring 1965)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 74pp plus ads at rear. Contains 1st UK publications of both 'Kataki' by Shimon Wincelberg and 'The Departures' by Jacques Languirand
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (cover spine margins a little tanned, very slight crease to top fore-corner tip of cover gently mirrored by the page-block )
1st editionSoftcover
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Gambit An International Drama Quarterly Number 4 (Winter 1964) - Contains 1st Publication of 'The Road' by Wole Soyinka

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 100pp. Contains the very first printing of Wole Soyinka's 'The Road' introduced by Margaret Quick, the Oxford University Press edition came out in 1965, and the first UK printing of 'Philipp Holz's Fury' a short play by Max Frisch (translated y Michael Bullock)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and possibly unread copy with only moderate sunning to cover spine margins. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Casebook of Sherlock Doyle - True Mysteries Investigated by Conan Doyle (SIGNED COPY)

Ian Henry Publications, Romford
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 183pp plus bibliography, index at rear. Inscribed and signed (as Henry) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Poems Songs and Letters - Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns (Globe Edition) Full Leather Prize Binding

Macmillan, London
Thick 8vo in gilt embossed full red leather prize binding (ink dedication on first blank end-paper - dated 1874), raised bands to spine, marbled end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 636pp printed in a clear readable typeface.
A well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to covers). A nice copy in a very pleasing binding
Hardcover
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The Whitsun Weddings (First Printing)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark purplue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 46pp. Ex-library copy with all the usual stamps and pastings (collated complete)
A GOOD+ copy. Cover edges a little rubbed, edges tanned, binding still tight and aside from scattered circular stamps the pages are very clean, . No dust jacket
1st editionHardcover
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Genet (SIGNED by Edmund White)

Chatto & Windus, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 820pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Edmund White on the half title leaf with ticket stub for talk given by White at the ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 10 Jun 1993 loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Guide to Kulchur

Peter Owen, London
8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 379pp, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a foxed and dusty VERY GOOD- complete Dust Jacket (few tiny nicks and chips to corners, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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The Joyful Wisdom (La Gaya Scienza)

George Allen & Unwin, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 370pp, 3pp publishers ads at rear. Limited edition of 1,500 copies this one numbered 2900 - but no doubt intended to be 290 (we have seen other copies with a stray extra zero - so probably just a printing error)
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild fading to spine and cover margins, name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned)
Hardcover
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The Catalogue of the Suzannet Charles Dickens Collection

Sotheby Parke Bernet / Trustees of Dickens House, London
4to in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed armorial design to front cover, 299pp, illustrations in text, index etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Who is Wheeling Grandma? (SIGNED COPY)

Overland, Melbourne
Tall 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 48pp. Inscribed and signed by author on half title leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a faintly spine tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Byron's Letters and Journals - Born for Opposition - Vol / Volume 8 - 1821

John Murray, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 369pp, frontispiece, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked very clean, bright and tight copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cleft Stick - Or It's the Same the Whole World Over

Selwyn & Blount, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in white cloth covered boards, black lettering to spine, illustration to front cover, 222pp, illustrated end-papers, many full page and double page b/w illustrations by Wragg printed on stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned, covers very faintly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Byron's Letters and Journals - Wedlock's the Devil - Vol / Volume 4 - 1814 - 1815

John Murray, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 369pp, frontispiece, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked very clean, bright and tight copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Byron's Letters and Journals - The Flesh is Frail - Vol / Volume 6 - 1818 - 1819

John Murray, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 289pp, frontispiece, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked very clean, bright and tight copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Fox At the Manger (Private Press Edition)

Pembridge Design Studio, London
4to in brown buckram covered boards, tan marbled paper end-papers (matching the paper used for the dust jacket), 48pp printed in brown ink on very pale tan rag-paper leaves. Pembridge Design Studio was a small private press in London (c. 1980 - 1992) who typically made books in very small editions. No limitation is stated but probably fewer than 200 copies of this book were made.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Painter of Our Time

Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo in light brown cloth, black lettering to spine. 238pp, frontispiece after Peter Peri, jacket artwork by Peter de Francia. Booker prize-winner's first novel. This copy belonged to the Anglo-German art dealer Angela Hackelsberger and has her small elegant name stamp to the front blank fly-leaf along with original small neat ink inscription at the bottom edge presenting the book to her.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty, hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (rear panel very slightly dusty, hint of shelf rub front top flap fold corner tip and spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Railway Man

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. Made into a film of the same name in 2013
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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