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The Proud Highway - Saga of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955 - 1967 - the Fear Loathing Letters Volume 1

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 683pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Hereditary Bondsman - Daniel O'Connell 1775 - 1829

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Have You Been Good? A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Granta, London
1st printing. 8vo in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 311pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Thomas Hardy - The Time-Torn Man (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 486pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Mattia Battistini - King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings

Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Toronto & Plymouth
Heavy 8vo. in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 405pp, plates, chronology, discography, index etc. CD in pocket at rear. Postcard with brief ink note from gran-daughter of Mattia Battistini loosely inserted
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
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Rosalind Franklin - the Dark Lady of DNA

Harper Collins, London 2002
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 380pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Lux Aeterna - Fur sechzehnstimmigen gemischten chor a cappella / For sixteen-part mixed choir a cappella (Peters 5934)

Henry Litolff''S / C F Peters, London etc
4to in stiff paper wraps, 27pp full score.
VERY GOOD+ (name on front cover, covers slightly dusty)
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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 3 - Full Score (UE 950)

Universal Edition, London
4to in red stiff card covers, 231pp, full score
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Penillion for Violin and Piano

Chester Music, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 14pp piano and separate 6pp violin part
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy
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Sinfonia Sacra (The Resurrection) for Soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

Alfred Lengnick, Croydon
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 53pp score
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Fates Worse Than Death - An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in bright yellow faux cloth, 240pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread sparkling bright copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Railway Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
3rd Impression. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. made into a film of the same name in 2013 (Colin Firrth, Nicole Kidman). This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute bump to top edge of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Ned Sherrin - the Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Little, Brown, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight reading crease to spine, hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Derek Jarman

Little Brown, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 613pp, plates, bibliography, index, filmography etc
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Edward Thomas - A Portrait

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 331pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Oscar Wilde

Eyre Methuen, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in decoratively brown and gilt embossed orange cloth, 410pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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The Older Hardy

Heinemann, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 244pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
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Sonatas for Piano and Violin / Sonaten Fur Klavier Und Violine D 384, 385, 408 (Op 137); D 574 (Op 162) UT 5004

Wiener Urtext Edition (Schott/ Universal Edition), Wien
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 83pp piano score with critical notes at rear (dual text in English and German), plus 37pp violin score
VERY GOOD, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine a little edge rubbed)
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Young Thomas Hardy

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 259pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of sunning to top edge) in an FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight sunning to spine panel, minute and barely visible nick to base of spine panel at rear tip, looks new in its protector)
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Hitler 1936 - 1945 - Nemesis

Allen Lane, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 1115pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to head of spine) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Iris - A Memoir of Iris Murdoch (SIGNED COPY)

Duckworth, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 189pp. This copy signed by John Bayley on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
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Creation Stories - Riots Raves and Running a Label (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 325pp, plates in colour and b/w, index. Inscribed and signed by Alan McGee on the front blank fly-leaf
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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)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket CREASED
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Felicja Blumental - Portraits (Tel Aviv Museum of Art 10 - 15 May / Haft Hall 10 May - 12 August 1999)

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
4to in colour printed thick boards, 60pp on thick glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Dual text in Hebrew and English. Photographs, paintings and drawing of (and some by) the Polish pianist and composer
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight bump to head of spin, hint of sunning to covers)
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Franz Schubert - Op 137 - Three Sonatinas for Violin and Piano

G Schirmer, New York
Large 4to. in stiff card covers. Separate violin part loosely inserted (as issued), 45pp full piano score
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (ghost of small address label to front cover)
Softcover
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Beethoven - Trio for Piano Violin and Violoncello Op/opus 1 No 1 in E Flat (Complete score and parts) Schirmer Vol 1421

G Schirmer, New York
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, separate violin and cello parts loosely inserted (as issued), plus 51pp piano score
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and clean and tight copy set (London score sellers small stamp to front cover)
Softcover
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Gilbert and Sullivan Operas 1939

The Sphere, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card wraps. 48pp, plates in colour and b/w
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers very lightly edge rubbed, 2 minor spots of soil to front cover, bottom corner tip of front cover clipped)
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Richard Strauss - An Intimate Portrait

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 312pp on thick paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket (three tiny edge-nicks, short closed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its protector)
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
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