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Frederick the Great - A Military Life

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 407pp, map end-papers, plates, maps, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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John Gabriel Borkman - d'Henrik Ibsen - Une mise en scene de Luc Bondy

Odeon - Theatre De L'europe, Solin
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 159pp, plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges)
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Sylvia Plath - Letters Home - Correspondence 1950 - 1963

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 502pp, plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to front fly-leaf from a loosely inserted press review of this book dated 22 April 1976) in a FINE Dust Jacket
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Quentin and Philip - A Double Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 559pp, plates, index. On Quentin Crisp and Philip O'Connor. Inscribed and signed (as Andrew) by the author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy ( thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, tiny creases to top cover corner tips) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket ( faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Winston S Churchill - Companion Volume III Part 1 August 1914 - April 1915 and Part 2 May 1915 - December 1916 (2 Vols Complete Thus)

William Heinemann, London
Both volumes in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1685pp in all
Both extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copies in FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket s (some very slight rub to flap fold corner tips of wrapper for Vol I, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Writing Home (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 417pp, plates, index. Signed and dated 10. 10. 94 by author on the title-page.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (faint signs of erasure to top edge of the front blank fly-leaf, merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (barely visible tiny nick to head of spine at front tip, looks new in its protector)
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Contemporary British Theatre - Breaking New Ground

Palgrave Macmillan, London
8vo in photo illustrated boards, 192pp, index
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Caryl Churchill

Routledge / Taylor Francis, London
8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 208pp, bibliog, index
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A George Eliot Chronology

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 195pp, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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More Fool Me (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, 388pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy inscribed 'Best' and signed by Stephen Fry on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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P G Wodehouse - A Life in Letters

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 602pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of An Icon

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st Edition. Large 8vo paperback. 308pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (single reading crease to spine, pages slightly tanned)
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Flash- Back - Stories of My Youth (SIGNED COPY)

C W Beaumont, London
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 106pp. This copy signed by the author on the verso of the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Distinguo - Reading Montaigne Differently

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 136pp, bibliog, index
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This Wooden O - Shakespeare's Globe Reborn

Oberon Books, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in dark green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Alexis De Tocqueville - A Biography (Prophet of Democracy in the Age of Revolution)

Profile Books, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 724pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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The Perfect King - the Life of Edward III Father of the English Nation

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 536pp, plates, bibliography, index, maps etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Henry Wellcome

John Curtis / Hodder & Stoughton, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 422pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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An Open Book (SIGNED COPY)

Book Club Associates, London
Large 8vo in rust brown boards, gilt lettering to spine 209pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Oscar Wilde

Constable & Co., London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 378pp. 1st British Edition.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly dusty) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, looks fine in its protector)
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The Philosophy of Shakespeare

George Ronald, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, index. Inscribed and initialled by the author on the front blank fly-leaf, plus loosely inserted compliments slip from the publisher George Ronald
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to page-block edges) in a slightly tanned very near FINE Dust Jacket (small chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its protector)
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Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry 1875 - 1914 (alt. spelling Labour)

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
8vo in illustrated boards, 227pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
NEW unread copy
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Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of An Icon

Hodder & Stoughton, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers. 308pp, plates, index
FINE, a well preserved and clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover, pages very slightly tanned, single mild crease to spine)
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Evelyn Waugh - A Life Revisited

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 403pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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The Prince of Princes - the Life of Potemkin

Thomas Dunne Books, New York
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in grey boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 634pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Anna Neagle says 'There's Always Tomorrow ' (SIGNED COPY)

W H Allen, London
8vo in olive faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 235pp, plates, index. This copy signed by Anna Neagle on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Wilde's Last Stand - Decadence, Conspiracy and the First World War

Duckworth, London
Large 8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 250pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages faintly tanned) in a very slightly spine sunned and faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Letters From Jack London Containing An Unpublished Correspondence Between Jack London and Sinclair Lewis

MacGibbon & Kee, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 502pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges tanned) in a tanned and slightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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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 AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Accidentally on Purpose - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Simon & Schuster, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 432pp, plates, index etc. Warmly inscribed and signed by Michael York on the 2nd front fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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