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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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Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage; Clans..
Author: MOSLEY, Charles; Gordon Prestoungrange; Michael Cross; Hugh Peskett; Peter Drummond-Murray; Henry Norreys; Bruce Nicolls Year: 2003
Publisher: Burke's Peerage and Gentry Dust Jacket: No
Place: Wilmington, Delaware USA Signed: No

pp 4000. The most recent and also last ever printed edition of Burke's Peerage running to about 4000 pages, bound in burgundy cloth, contained in a slipcase. Near fine in condition, an excellent set. ...

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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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Illustrated London News 1914-1919
Author: N/A Year: 1914
Publisher: Illustrated London News Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Six elephant folio volumes covering the First World War, October 1914-January 1919, bound in burgundy textured cloth, originally acquired from Hatchards. These weighty tomes are bound as follows: V...

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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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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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Orient Line to Australia [Playing Cards]
Author: ORIENT LINE Year: 1924
Publisher: Orient Line Dust Jacket: No
Place: London & Australia Signed: No

Double boxed set of circular playing cards issued to passengers onboard Orient Line'Mail Steamers between London and Australia' to while away their passage. The Orient Steam Navigation Company was est...

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Poésies Antillaises Illustrées par Henri Matisse
Author: MATISSE, Henri; John-Antoine Nau [Eugene Tourquet] Year: 1972
Publisher: Mourlot Freres Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

[390x290mm] (88 pages) pp 21-4; 25-6; 31-4; 39-42; 47-50; 55-56; 67-70; 81-2; 95-98; 103-106; 111-120; 131-134; 137-8; 143-6; 151-2; 161-168. One of two hundred and fifty copies of this collaboration ...

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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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Sylvia Plath: Drawings [Signed by Frieda Hughes]
Author: PLATH, Sylvia; Frieda Hughes Year: 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: Yes

Fine first American edition of Sylvia Plath's drawings signed by its editor, her daughter, Frieda Hughes, at the end of her introduction to the work (p viii) . A fine copy in black boards, in a fine i...

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The Abbey Girls Again
Author: OXENHAM, Elsie Year: 1926
Publisher: Collins Clear Type Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Very good 1926 reprint of The Abbey Girls Again. The book is in dark blue boards with black spine lettering and in very good condition with fresh, clean paper stock, squarely bound and unusually brigh...

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The Book of American Negro Spirituals
Author: JOHNSON, James Weldon; J Rosamond Johnson;Lawrence Brown Year: 1926
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

First British edition in dustjacket of Johnson's influential collection of spirituals. Very good publisher's cloth in pictorial dustjacket which has been trimmed by 3mm along the top edge and has old ...

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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 Gardener who Saw God
Author: JAMES, Edward Year: 1937
Publisher: Duckworth Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 428 'Revised' second edition published four months after the first edition of April 1937. Near fine in very good jacket by Paul Tchelitchew, not price-clipped, lightly nicked and browned. James was...

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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 Remains of the Day [signed]
Author: ISHIGURO, Kazuo Year: 1989
Publisher: Faber and Faber Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Fifth impression with the 1989 Book Prize Shortlist presentation bookplate tipped onto the first blank signed in black ink by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. Near fine c...

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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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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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