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The World, the World (Signed copy with ALS)

Henry Holt, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in purple boards, black spine and gilt lettering to spine, 293pp. Inscribed and signed (as Norman) by author on the half title leaf PLUS a handwritten letter from the author on his headed notepaper signed 'Norman' (approx 140 words) which was sent with the book in 1997.
Bottom cover fore-corner tips slightly creased from bumping else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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The Crystal Ship - Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction

Millington, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 188pp
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I Shall Wear Midnight

Doubleday, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 348pp
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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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Joseph Chamberlain - Entrepreneur in Politics

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 725pp, portrait frontispiece, bibliog, index etc
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Pilate - the Biography of An Invented Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 381pp, bibliography at rear. Inscribed and signed by Wroe (as Ann) on the title-page
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Boy - Tales of Childhood.

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, illustrations in text
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Hitler - 1889 - 1936 - Hubris (SIGNED COPY)

Allen Lane / Penguin Press, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 845pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Ian Kershaw on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak - A History of Soviet Cybernetics

Mit Press, Cambridge & London
8vo in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 369pp, illustrations in text, index etc
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W S Gilbert - A Classic Victorian and His Theatre

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 374pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Blondel's Song - the Capture Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart (SIGNED COPY)

Viking / Penguin, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 369pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket
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Nova

Victor Gollancz, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 279pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges tanned, ) in a slightly tanned and slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket. A nice copy
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The Course of the Heart (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 216pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page - signed in full across his printed name and again below as Mike (his usual name) and in parenthesis as Dave (a sometime pseudonym)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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In Viriconium (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 126pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almot AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Entropy Exhibition - Michael Moorcock and the British New Wave in Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 244pp, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Colin Greenland on the title-page
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Later Auden

Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 570pp, notes, index etc
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Samuel Beckett - An Exhibition - Held at Reading University Library May to July 1971 (And Touring)

Turret Books, London
Tall 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 123pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (two tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its protector)
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Life, Times and Recorded Works of Robert Dighton (1752 - 1814 ) Actor, Artist and Printseller - and Three of His Artist Sons - Portrayers of Georgian Pageantry and Wit

Dennis Rose / Element Books, Tisbury
4to in black faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 95pp on glossy art paper plates, bibliography, etc.
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Stalking the Nightmare (SIGNED COPY)

Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (very thin sliver of wear to head of spine panel, two barely visible short closed tear to bottom edges, looks fine in its protector)
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Science Fiction As Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Brans Head, Frome
8vo in stiff card covers, 39pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
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Bruce Chatwin (SIGNED COPY)

Harvill Press, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 591pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author, Nicholas Shakespeare, on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (almost invisible inscription on front blank fly-leaf - black ink on black paper!, page-block edges very faintly tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket ( faintly edge-creased, looks new in its protector)
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Theatrical Companion to Shaw - A Pictorial record of the first performances of the plays of George Bernard Shaw

Rockliff, London
Large, tall 8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 343pp, plates 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 (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-nicked and slightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD un-clipped Dust Jacket (spine lightly tanned, looks very presentable in its protector)
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Seventeen Years in Paris - A Chaplains Story

Baines & Scarsbrook, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 146pp, portrait frontispiece, plates
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From Television to Home Computer - the Future of Consumer Electronics

Blandford Press, Poole
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 323pp, numerous illustrations in text, glossary, index. Besides video and music contains a fair amount of detail on early personal computers and computer / console games (Apple, Atari, Commodore etc)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of dustiness to page-block edges) in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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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
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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
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Caryl Churchill

Routledge / Taylor Francis, London
8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 208pp, bibliog, index
NEW unread copy
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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
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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)
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