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Eternity's Sunrise - the Imaginative World of William Blake

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
4to in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Those Glorious Glamour Years - Great Hollywood costume designs of the Thirties

Citadel Press, Secaucus
Large, very heavy 4to. in silver boards, black lettering to spine, 384pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, mild paperclip impression to top edge of a very few leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

William Hodge, London (Notable British Trials series)
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 384pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight sunning to spine and cover edges, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned, small ink on front blank fly-leaf). A nice copy
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Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in red cloth backed colour printed boards, 256pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Eudora Welty - Photographs (SIGNED COPY)

University Press of Mississippi, Jackson & London
Heavy square 4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, xxviii (text) + 226 finely printed b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Eudora Welty on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of foxing or tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Dylan Thomas in America

Dent, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 245pp, portrait frontispiece, plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Dali and Film (Tate Modern, London 1 June - 9 September 2007 and touring)

Tate Modern, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 240pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
VERY GOOD+ a very clean and tight copy (small spot of rub to cover corner tips )
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The Night Before BAFTA

Assouline Publishing, New York
Heavy 4to. in photo illustrated thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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Aethelstan - the First King of England

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Painting As A Pastime - Winston Churchill - His Life As A Painter ( Sotheby's, London 5 - 17 January 1998)

Sotheby's, London
Landscape 4to in thick boards, 200pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
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The Alastair Campbell Diaries - Vol / Volume 4 - the Burden of Power - Countdown to Iraq (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 724pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Modern Nature - the Journals of Derek Jarman

Century, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 314pp, plates. Scarce
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Marquis De Sade

John Calder, London
1st printing. 8vo in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 236pp
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-nicked but ow VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Young Einstein - the Advent of Relativity

Adam Higler, Bristol & Boston
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 255pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 minute edge nicks and one very small chip to head of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Thorold Dickinson - The Man and His Films

Croom Helm, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Two Alone, Two Together - Letters Between Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru 1940 1964

Hodder & Stoughton, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 697pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Marcel Proust - Selected Letters - Volume Three / Vol 3 - 1910 - 1917

Harper Collins, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. xix + 434pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap. An excellent copy of this scarce book
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Alexander I

Longman, London
8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, chronology, maps index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Dame Edna Everidge - My Gorgeous Life - An Adventure (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp, illustrations in text. This copy signed (at a London bookshop signing) by Barry Humphries as 'Dame Edna' on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Scandinavian Film

Falcon Press, London
4to in pale blue faux cloth, blue lettering to spine. 62pp text, 32pp plates, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (edges slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Paris in the Cinema - Beyond the Flaneur

Palgrave / British Film Institute (Bfi), London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 286pp, film stills, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
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A Zed and Two Noughts

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 110pp, full shooting script with film stills
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (hint of tanning to covers and leaves)
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Joseph Anton - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in purple boards, silver lettering to spine, 636pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unread copy (slight tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Outlandish Knight - the Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

Allen Lane, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, yellow lettering to spine. 767pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy but for a small slight bump to bottom edge of spine in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Gordon Craig - the story of his life (SIGNED COPY)

Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Large 8vo in light grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 398pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Elegantly inscribed (to Chick Anstiss - a cameraman who worked with Edward Craig) and signed by author on the second blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Joseph Conrad - A Personal Remembrance

Duckworth, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, portrait frontispiece
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (page-block edges lightly foxed or tanned, very slight blooming or sunning to rear cover margins). A nice copy
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The Most Typical Avant-Garde - History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles

University of California Press, Berkeley & London
Thick, heavy Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers. 548pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
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Henry Adams - The Middle Years (SIGNED COPY)

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth backed red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 514pp, bibliography, index. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf dated 3 April 1959 and inscribed 'For a pleasant London meeting' (no other inscriptions), plus loosely inserted publishers review request slip
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges Alyson, Boston tanned) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket. A nice copy
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Nikolaus Pevsner - the Life

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 866pp, plates, index etc
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (pages slightly tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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