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The Fry Chronicles (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
1st printing, first issue. Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 438pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page with no other marks or inscriptions. Ticket for live performance by Fry at London's South Bank Centre, September 2010 loosely inserted.
NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Wodehouse At Work - A Study of the Books and Characters of P G Wodehouse Across Nearly Sixty Years

Herbert Jenkins, London.
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a tanned and slightly soiled VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip to base of spine panel, tiny chips to flap fold corner tips, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Oscar Wilde - the Aftermath

Methuen, London
8vo in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Decline & Fall Diaries 2005 - 2010 (SIGNED COPY)

Profile Books, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 486pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Howard Carter - the Path to Tutankhamun

Kegan Paul International, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 443pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Jennie Churchill - Winston's American Mother (SIGNED COPY)

John Murray, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 398pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
Pages slightly tanned else a NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sigmund Freud - Life and Work - Volume I - The Young Freud 1856-1900 / II - Years of Maturity 1901-1919 / III - The Last Phase 1919-1939 (3 Volumes Complete)

Hogarth Press, London
3 matching books, 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, each with frontispiece, plates and index. Vol 1 new edition reprinted 1956, 454pp. Vol 2 new edition 1958, 534pp. Vol 3 1st Edition 1957, 536pp
All books are FINE very clean and tight unmarked copies (pages slightly tanned) in dusty and lightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD- complete Dust Jacket (all three looks very presentable in their removable transparent protectors). A nice set
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R D Laing - A Biography (SIGNED COPY)

Peter Owen, London
8vo in burgundy red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 248pp, bibliography, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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William Oughtred - A Great Seventeenth- Century Teacher of Mathematics

Open Court Publishing Co., Chicago & London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in blind ruled green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 100pp, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly chipped but otherwise almost FINE complete Dust Jacket (a little under-sized as is common with many books from this publisher). An excellent copy
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake - the Life of A Flawed Genius (SIGNED COPY)

Little Brown, London
8vo in boards, white lettering to spine, 280pp illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. On the latter part of Einstein's career when he diverged from much of mainstream (mainly quantum) physics. This copy signed by the author on the page facing the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
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Winston S Churchill - Vol 5 / Volume V 1922 - 1939

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1167pp, plates, index etc. In the scarcer plain printed brown Dust Jacket
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and barely read copy in a mildly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Winston S Churchill - Vol 4 / Volume IV 1917 - 1922

William Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 967pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a mildly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Our Zoo (SIGNED COPY)

Headline, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 276pp, plates. Basis for the BBC TV series of 2014. Inscribed and signed by June Mottershead on the title-page. Signed copies of this book are rare.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Outsider - My Life in Intrigue (SIGNED COPY)

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 367pp, plates. Inscribed to a friend of the author and signed by Forsyth on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Distant Intimacy - A Friendship in the Age of the Internet (SIGNED COPY)

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 335pp, index. This copy signed by Frederic Raphael on the title-page above his printed name
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Elena - A Life in Soho (SIGNED COPY)

Quartet Books, London
1st printing. Tall 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 190pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed (as Elena) by the author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Wars and Shadows - Memoirs of General Sir David Fraser (SIGNED COPY)

Allen Lane (Penguin), London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, index This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Paths From A White Horse - A Writers Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Quartet, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 282pp, plates, index Inscribed and signed by the author (as Peter) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (top edge of page block very faintly dusty ) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Jean Renoir - La Grande Illusion

Lorrimer, London
Full screenplay with note by Renoir and an essay by Erich Von Stroheim. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, numerous film stills etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves and covers)
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Oscar Wilde's Oxford Notebooks - A Portrait of Mind in the Making

Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford
Large 8vo in brown cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Life in the Jungle - My Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 560pp, plates, index. This copy signed by Michael Heseltine on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Peter Greenaway - Flying Over Water / Volar Damunt l'Aigua (Fundacio Joan Miri, Barcelona 6 March - 25 May 1997)

Fundacio Joan Miri, Barcelona / Merrell Holberton, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 112pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in Spanish and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Oppenheimer - the Years of Risk

Prentice-hall, New Jersey
8vo in green faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 292pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (top edge of page block slightly and faintly foxed) in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Pictures of the Mind - the Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson

Canongate, Edinburgh
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 88pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, very small and slight crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Roger Moore - My Word is My Bond (SIGNED COPY)

Michael O'mara Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in light brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 336pp, plates in colour and b/w, index. This copy signed by Roger Moore on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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'Tis - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Scribner, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth backed blue paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. 367pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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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).
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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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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
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Elizabeth David - A Biography

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in navy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 484pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of barely noticeable surface rub to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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