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Performing Arts : Biographies (not primarily actors)


Long Walk to Freedom - the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (SIGNED COPY)

Macdonald Purnell, Randburg
3rd printing. Thick, heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 630pp, plates, index, map end-papers. This copy was signed and dated by Nelson Mandela, on the title-page, during a reception in South Africa House in London on 12th June 1996 whilst on his first state visit to Britain. It was subsequently given to the previous owner, who could not attend the reception, by the South African High Commissioner, Mendi Msimang
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages faintly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed and faintly edge-creased but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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£1732.00
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George Orwell - A Bibliography

St Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester / Oak Knoll Press, New Castle
Thick, heavy 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 426pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still close to new in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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£41.00
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Papa Doc - Haiti and its Dictator

Bodley Head, London
8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 397pp
A well preserved FINE clean and tight unmarked copy ( top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly tanned and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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£28.00
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A Little Learning - the First Volume of An Autobiography

Chapman and Hall, London
8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 234pp, frontispiece, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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£28.00
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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 unmarked copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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£230.00
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The Life of Thomas More (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 434pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( top edges very faintly creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£28.00
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Designing Dreams - Modern Architecture in the Movies

Thames & Hudson, London
Quarto size (4to) in purple cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 203pp, nit index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (3 tiny nicks to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£26.00
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