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'Dancers and champagne' - A Farewell Party Planned
Author: RHYS, Jean [Isobel English] Year: 1971
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Devon & London Signed: Yes

[pp] 7. In a spidery hand writing in her early eighties Jean Rhys plans a spectacular 'farewell party' in the longest of these three letters to her friend the novelist Isobel English. Writing to Engli...

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'Modern Beauties' / 'Real Photographs'
Author: TOBACCO, British American Year: 1938
Publisher: British American Tobacco; State Express and Ardath Cigarettes Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

75 vintage photographic cigarette cards from the late 1930s, partial sets of Modern Beauties (Series 2, 3 & 4) and Real Photographs which feature show girls, dancers and film starlets in classic '...

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'Portal' Original Artwork
Author: William Rotsler Year: 1984
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: California Signed: Yes

21x28cm An original felt pen and collage image of a portal with three figures of astronauts approaching from the foreground, signed and titled by the sci-fi artist William Rotsler. The image is on pap...

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'Whalley October 16, 1814': a Manuscript Sermon
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker Year: 1812
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Whalley, Lancashire Signed: Yes

An eight page manuscript sermon by the clergyman and topographical writer or Yorkshire and Lancashire, Thomas Dunham Whitaker, which he wrote on a single quarto gathering, loosely sewn and available t...

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'What Chance has a Filly of Winning the National?'
Author: STEADMAN, Ralph Year: 1977
Publisher: Joe Coral Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

(55x64cm) Ralph Steadman's poster designed for the bookies Joe Coral, dramatically inscribed to the Paris-based writer and bibliophile: 'For John Baxter from Ralph Steadman.' The poster is very good w...

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Album of Wesleyan Training College, Westminster
Author: STEVENS, Mary Elizabeth [etc] Year: 1860
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Westminster - London Signed: Yes

ff73 (& blanks) Wesleyan Training College friendship album from 1859-1860 of poems, watercolours, broadsides, drawings and miniature written by trainee teachers attending the Methodist teacher tra...

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Archive of Chatto & Windus Publisher and Historian
Author: WARNER, Oliver Year: 1922
Publisher: Unpublished/ Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, Shropshire/ Salop, Hampshire Signed: Yes

Diaries, notebooks and letters of the novelist, publisher and Nelson historian Oliver Warner - 1903-1976 - including a manuscript draft of his history of Chatto & Windus where he worked during the...

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British Military History [manuscript & maps]
Author: WAY, N F Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: England Signed: No

[ff] 62; 12 maps, c15,000 words. Finely illustrated late nineteenth century foolscap-sized military history manuscript by an officer in training, with tipped in maps and diagrams. Quarter red cloth, n...

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Cabinet Photograph of Virginia Woolf and Sisters
Author: WOOLF, Virginia; Virginia Stephen; Vanessa Stephen/ Bell; Stella Duckworth/ Hills Year: 1896
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(14.6x10.3cm image) Rare 1896 cabinet photograph of Virginia and Vanessa Stephen flanking their half sister, Stella Duckworth who would marry John Waller Hills the following year and perish within mon...

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Dinner with Churchill's Bag Carrier
Author: WHYTE, Frederick; A F Giles Year: 1910
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: Yes

Three inscribed supper menus for Winston Churchill's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Frederick Whyte, MP for Perth from 1910-1918, later the first President of the Central Legislative Assembly of Bri...

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Livepool Concert Letters by Sir Henry Wood
Author: WOOD, Henry [Mr Riley] Year: 1932
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Liverpool; Hertfordshire Signed: Yes

(10 ALS; 5 Notes; 10 TLS; 2 Telegrams) Substantial correspondence from Sir Henry Wood negotiating two Liverpool concerts late in 1932 which included performances of a Hindemith Overture and the Delius...

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Lord in Waiting [autograph manuscript]
Author: TRANTER, Nigel Year: 1994
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Autograph manuscript & typescript of the second Mary Stewart novel, written on index cards as Nigel Tranter took his morning walk. The author has used fifty one stapled, homemade pamphlets each co...

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Monaco & Alexandria: A Family Archive
Author: REES, Basil Benwell; William Benwell Rees; Etheldreda Blanche Barker Year: 1900
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Alexandria; Monaco Signed: Yes

Five volumes, around one thousand documents chronicling the lives of the ex-patriate Benwell Rees family from 1890-1970 in Alexandria and Monaco including William Benwell Rees whose marriage to Etheld...

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Original Artwork Depicting Spacecraft
Author: William Rotsler Year: 1980
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: California Signed: Yes

10x9cm An original felt pen picture of a spacecraft, complete with crew member in a protruding bubble, signed by the sci-fi artist William Rotsler. The image is on a piece of artist's board with a cli...

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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Most Men Don't Kill
Author: SAX [Dustjacket artist] [David Alexander] Year: 1953
Publisher: Hammond and Hammond Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' depicting New York gangsters and hustlers for the jacket on the UK first of David Alexander's New York-set thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, clos...

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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche
Author: SAX [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G De Lisser] Year: 1952
Publisher: Ernest Benn Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(12.5x19.5cm + 12.5x3cm) Original 'Rough' for the front panel and spine of the jacket on the UK first of a Jamaican novel featuring a slave heroine. Gouache on card, depicting the protagonist being so...

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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Recipe for Homicide
Author: SAX [Dustjacket artist] [Lawrence Blochman] Year: 1954
Publisher: Hammond and Hammond Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Californian writer Lawrence Blochman's thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite ident...

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Photographic Archive of Arturo Toscanini
Author: TOSCANINI, Arturo Year: 1920
Publisher: NBC etc etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: Milan, New York etc Signed: Yes

[100 photos] Substantial collection of vintage photographs of the Italian-American conductor, Arturo Toscanini. In a variety of formats, many of the photographs with press stamps and annotations to th...

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Portrait of Virginia Woolf; Leslie & Julia Stephen
Author: WOOLF, Virginia; Leslie Stephen; Julia Stephen [Stella Duckworth] Year: 1892
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: St Ives Signed: No

(8.8 x 8.8cm) One of the most potent of all images of Virginia Woolf, seated behind her father Leslie Stephen and her much loved mother, Julia at the house in St Ives that later inspired To the Lighth...

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Posting Charges  - John Brown to Lord Ribblesdale
Author: Thomas Lister Esqr [First Lord Ribblesdale] To John Brown D[rive]r Year: 1790
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Gisburn Signed: Yes

A folio-sized, folding sheet (bifolium)which is effectively a 1790 invoice for postal charges, from John Brown, Drover, to Thomas Lister, First Lord Ribblesdale, the MP for Clitheroe. The first leaf i...

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Price of a Princess [autograph manuscript]
Author: TRANTER, Nigel Year: 1994
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Autograph manuscript & typescript of this historical novel about Mary Stewart, sister of James III of Scotland, written by Nigel Tranter on index cards as he took his morning walk. The author has ...

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Recollections of A Year Abroad in Europe & Africa
Author: SLACK, John Hamilton [Charles Dickens] Year: 1858
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Philadelphia; Liverpool; Isle of Man; London Signed: Yes

ff [4] 166, c60,000 words. A lively and detailed manuscript memoir of a long trip to England by a gifted young Philadelphia physician and, later, fish culturist John H Slack (1834-1874) including a pu...

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Romanov Album compiled by their Scottish Tutor
Author: ROMANOV FAMILY: Maria and Kira, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna; Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna; Aleksei Andreyevich Volkov; Vladimir de Etter; Sophie Vladimirovna Kleinmichel; Kropotoff Armfelt; Mary Petrie [Nicholas II - Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov] Year: 1917
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: St Petersburg; Gulf of Finland; Tsarskoye Selo - Tsar's Village - Russia Signed: No

Album of Romanov letters, postcards, wax seals and vintage photographs compiled by a pre-revolutionary tutor to the children of the Imperial Romanov dynasty in the period just before the Russian Revol...

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Scottish Keepsake Album c 1850
Author: Unknown Compiler Year: 1850
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Scotland Signed: No

A handmade album of tinted views of Cumbria and Scotland from the mid-victorian period. The compiler has handsewn two embossed sheets of card with decorative pink ribbon flourishes to form the binding...

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Typed Letter about 'Nocturnes'
Author: WHITE, Edmund; Denis Lemon Year: 1980
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York; London Signed: No

Touchingly sincere letter to the Editor of Gay News, thanking him for the 'your presentation of Noctures in your paper. The illustration of the long figure in the piazza certainly captures the spirit ...

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Typed letter from Karl Jasper's translator
Author: Ralph Manheim Year: 1971
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Ker Louise, France Signed: Yes

A one page typed letter by the scholar-translator Ralph Manheim setting out details of his translations of the work of Karl Jaspers. Manheim's typed letter occupies a singled sheet of unlined paper an...

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Virginia Woolf Platinum Print Portrait
Author: WOOLF, Virginia; George Charles Beresford Year: 1902
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(10.8 x 15.3cm) Perhaps the best-known of all photographs of Virginia Woolf, taken in a London studio by George Beresford in 1902, and used by her nephew as the frontispiece of his aunt's biography. T...

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Windyridge - with a Photo Album
Author: Willie Riley Year: 1912
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An early edition of W Riley's almost forgotten classic Yorkshire novel, Windyridge, together with an album of original postcard sized photographs from the early 1920s showing the locations in and arou...

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Woman's Album with Albumen Photographs
Author: TUNSTALL, Inez Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Northern England Signed: No

[pp] 36 Elaborately worked album by a young woman, extensively illustrated with original photographs often with decorative pen and ink roundels and foliage frame surrounds, drawings and notes as well...

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