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American Smoke (Limited Edition)
Author: Iain Sinclair Year: 2010
Publisher: Beat Scene Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[unpaginated] Number 26 of an edition of 125 copies of a section from Iain Sinclair's American Smoke published by the Beat Scene Press. Bound in buff coloured card wrappers with a photograph to the fr...

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Butler's Gift
Author: Martin Hare - Zoe Girling - Sibyl Colefax - Logan Pearsall Smith Year: 1932
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[8] [1] pp 2-316 An unusual association copy of Zoe Girling's novel written under the pseudonym Martin Hare. This copy of the novel, which has an Irish background, has been given by the American essa...

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Clean, Bright and Slightly Oiled [inscribed]
Author: KERSH, Gerald Year: 1946
Publisher: William Heinemann Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 140 Kersh's collection of 'good stories of parade ground' inscribed on the first blank: 'For Ken with friendly regards - Gerald Kersh'. Near fine in bright very good jacket, 1cm closed tear at foot...

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Henry Moore Shelter Sketch-Book 1940-42 Prospectus
Author: MOORE, Henry, 1967 Year: 1967
Publisher: Marlborough Fine Arts Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[pp 10] Concertina-fold prospectus for Marlborough Galleries' 1967 limited edition of Henry Moore's shelter sketch book, now regarded as a key work in his oeuvre and one of the most immediate records ...

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Katherine Mansfield Four Poems
Author: MANSFIELD, Katherine Year: 1980
Publisher: Eric and Joan Stevens Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Limited edition, number 52 of 150. Near fine, laid into green card wrappers, hand-printed privately on a Littlejohn Proofing Press on Glastonbury laid paper. Contains the poems A Verse Fragment, Love ...

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Keep the Home Guard Turning
Author: MACKENZIE, Compton Year: 1943
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Attractive wartime first edition of this morale-boosting tale. Very Good, in original red cloth, slight foxing to edges and end papers; the binding is square and firm, the pages crisp, ownership in...

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List of Shell-Mex and B.P Posters Now Available
Author: NASH, Paul, E McKnight Kauffer, Edward Bawden, Graham Sutherland, Edward Ardizzone, Ben Nicholson, Denton Welch Year: 1930
Publisher: Picture hire, Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Printed list of 'a selection of the posters now available at 3/- each. Special Price for schools, institutes, etxc. 2/6 each'. Single folded sheet with a list of around 70 posters designed for Shell i...

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London Views, British Landscapes
Author: KOKOSCHKA, Oscar Year: 1972
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Fine in fresh red cloth with gilt titles. In a near very good pictorial dust jacket, chipped to head of spine and closed tear to foot of sunned rear panel. A beautifully produced volume dedicated to t...

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New York
Author: N/A Year: 1920
Publisher: Wittemann Souvenir Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

Wittemann Souvenir Books and Postcards, New York, 1920. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. A collection of forty eight fine monochrome half tone photographs tipped onto faun coloured card mounts w...

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Night Trick
Author: O Winston Link Year: 1983
Publisher: The Photographer's Gallery Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 1-24 A catalogue and guide book for the O Winston Link touring exhibition in Britain which took place in 1983. Oblong format in order to accommodate high quality reproductions of Winson Link's mesm...

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Retreat to Innocence [inscribed]
Author: LESSING, Doris Year: 1956
Publisher: Michael Joseph Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Inscribed second impression of a novel almost never found signed because it was repudiated on political grounds by its Nobel Prize winning author. In dark ink on the first free endpaper is written: 'X...

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Self Portrait
Author: MAN RAY Year: 1963
Publisher: Little Brown and Company Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Boston, Toronto Signed: No

First edition of Man Ray’s autobiography. Bound in publisher’s black cloth, bump to top corner of the upper cover otherwise very good. Bookplate of English bibliophile James Hanson w...

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Speculations on the Contemporary Painter
Author: MINTON, John Year: 1952
Publisher: Published by City of Birmingham School of Printing Dust Jacket: No
Place: Birmingham Signed: No

A scarce lecture by the leading British neo-romantic painter John Minton. A very good copy. Ownership signature 'Horlock-Stringer' on front cover from whose recently acquired collection the book comes...

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The Cinnamon Bird [Presentation copy to R S Thomas
Author: LOCKLEY R M, R S Thomas Year: 1948
Publisher: Staples Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London and New York Signed: Yes

[Reserved] From one Welshman to another, a presentation copy inscribed ‘For a fine poet: R.S.Thomas with R M Lockley’s compliments’ and a letter between the men laid in. First e...

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The Collected Poems of D H Lawrence [2 Volumes]
Author: LAWRENCE, D H Year: 1928
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

2 Volumes: Lawrence's Collected Poems in original publisher's brown cloth with a few little marks to the binding. A very good, squarely bound set of this important collection with a pamphlet about Law...

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The Dumpling: A Detective Love Story
Author: KERNAHAM, John Coulson Year: 1906
Publisher: Cassell Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Inscribed presentation copy of the first edition: 'To Lou Warren from Coulson Kernahan' in black ink on the verso of the decorative first free endpaper. Original publisher's cloth with Napoleon design...

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The Golden Notebook [1st edition]
Author: LESSING, Doris Year: 1962
Publisher: Michael Joseph Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Near fine first edition of Lessing's masterpiece in fresh black boards with bright gilt lettering. Almost a very good dust jacket, not price clipped, rubbed along outer hinges; overleaf there are old ...

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The Mary Deare [signed]
Author: INNES, Hammond Year: 1956
Publisher: Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 256 Signed first edition of Innes' tale of 'the struggle of man against the elements'. Very good book, green cloth, signed by the author on the title page with a squiggle below his name. Good dustj...

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The Return of Arsene Lupin
Author: LEBLANC, Maurice Year: 1940
Publisher: Skeffington Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

'Sixth thousand' in the scarce dustjacket of Leblanc's novel starring his gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsene Lupin. Publisher's pink cloth, a couple of small marks, light foxing to edges a...

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The Starless Night
Author: LODWICK, John Year: 1955
Publisher: William Heinemann Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

First edition set in Barcelona, near fine in black boards, a little spotting to the top edge. In a colourful dust wrapper with 6 shilling price label, very good condition, head of spine nicked with sh...

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The Tribune's Visitation [signed]
Author: JONES, David Year: 1967
Publisher: Fulcrum Edition Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

First trade edition inscribed on the half title 'for Steve with affection from David J.' Author's typographic design to card wrappers, small stain near to backstrip on upper cover which runs round ...

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Three Manuscript Poems by Norman MacCaig
Author: MACCAIG, Norman Year: 1970
Publisher: Rougement Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Exeter Signed: No

Number 8 of 300 copies of MacCaig's poems reproducing the author's manuscript, signed by the author "Norman MacCaig Oct. '70". A very good copy in lightly marked grey card wrappers, internal...

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To Stanislav Wyspianski [privately printed]
Author: MANSFIELD, Katherine Year: 1938
Publisher: Bertram Rota Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

1st Edition. [8] A fine privately printed poem released in a hundred copies by Bertram Rota, this copy unnumbered and out of sequence. Clean grey card wrappers with purple printing; untrimmed page edg...

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Vicarage Party [inscribed]
Author: LINDSEY, John Year: 1933
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 300 Very good plus first edition of Lindsey's story of 'warping egotism'. Green boards, slight fading to spine, inscribed on first blank: 'For E Welch with best wishes, John Lindsey, March 1933'. S...

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