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1606 - William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick 8vo in pale blue boards, gilt lettering to spine 423pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn - Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, plates, index etc
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Guy Burgess - the Spy Who Knew Everyone

Biteback, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 470pp, plates, index etc
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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
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The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (National Portrait Gallery, London 20 October 2011 - 8 January 2012)

National Portrait Gallery, London
Large 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp, colour plates, index etc
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William Morris 1834 - 1896 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 9 May - 1 September 1996)

Philip Wilson / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 384pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
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Olaf Stapledon - Speaking for the Future

Liverpool University Press
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 474pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Daughter of History - Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill (Auction Catalogue Sotheby's, London 17 December 2014

Sotheby's, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 195pp, 256 lots, all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, mild faint'ish crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
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Some Sort of A Life - My Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Oberon, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 244pp, plates, index. Life of the actor and political activist, this being a presentation copy to a journalist friend, inscribed and signed by her on the title-page
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A Fanny Full of Soap - the Story of A West End Musical (SIGNED COPY)

Oberon Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Nichola) on the title-page
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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
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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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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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Loudon Sainthill

Hutchinson., London
Extra Large 4to. in olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 64pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed by Harry Tatlock Miller (as Harry) on the half title leaf
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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
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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)
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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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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
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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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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)
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Avant-Garde Theatre 1892 1992

Routledge, London
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 261pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
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Jonathan Swift - A Hypocrite Reversed - A Critical Biography

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 427pp, index
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