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A Farewell to India
Author: THOMPSON, Edward Year: 1931
Publisher: Ernest Benn Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 288 Near fine first edition in near fine jacket of Thompson's full length novel of India. Not price clipped; bright jacket over black boards. Foxing to the book edges the only minor blemish. A very...

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A Visit to the Bookfarm, How Fine Books are Made
Author: ROBERTSON, Carolyn and James Year: 1985
Publisher: Yolla Bolly Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Covelo, California Signed: No

[pp] 12 [4 pages photographs] Fine copy of this slim promotional volume by the Yolla Bolly Press. Beautifullly printed and bound. An uncommon item. Worldcat locates one copy only at Occidental College...

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Active Resistance to Propaganda
Author: WESTWOOD, Vivienne Year: 2008
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 22 Westwood's 2008 manifesto which 'penetrates to the root of the human predicament and offers the underlying solution'. Produced in a large scale limited edition this small octavo sized edition bo...

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An Acre of Land [inscribed]
Author: THOMAS Ronald S Year: 1952
Publisher: Montgomeryshire Printing Co. Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: Newtown Signed: Yes

R S Thomas's second volume of poems inscribed to a Welsh ornithologist friend: 'To R[onald] M Lockley with admiration from R. S. Thomas'. The third impression bound in publisher's blue card wrappe...

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Brideshead Revisited [The Biographer's Copy]
Author: WAUGH, Evelyn Year: 1945
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

First edition owned and annotated by Evelyn Waugh's biographer Selina Hastings, with the author's signature mounted on the title page. Publisher's cloth binding, spine faded, light marks to boards...

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Bunkum
Bunkum £50
Author: RICHARDSON, Frank Year: 1907
Publisher: Eveleigh Nash Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Arresting book design inspired perhaps by Constable's red on yellow cloth used for Dracula? Very good mustard-coloured boards, light spotting to the text and edges of the text block, a little rippling...

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Carnaby Street
Author: SALTER, Tom; David Whitehead; Malcolm English Year: 1979
Publisher: Margaret and Jack Hobbs Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Near fine first edition copy of this magical mystery tour of swinging sixties London. Glazed, illustrated boards, a crisp copy, internally near fine in a near fine example of the dustjacket which ...

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De Profundis [signed by Vyvyan Holland]
Author: WILDE, Oscar Year: 1949
Publisher: Methuen and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

No 192 of 195 copies printed and specially bound for The Collector's Book Club, numbered and signed in blue ink by the author's son on the limitation page which precedes the half-title. Bound in crush...

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In Rhodes' Land: A Romance of the Veldt
Author: WOOLCOCK, E C RundlE Year: 1910
Publisher: Charles J Kelly Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Crisp copy of this novel set in colonial Africa. Finely illustrated boards, very fresh internally, a little staining to the pastedown endpapers. An excellent copy....

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KEN RUSSELL on the set of 'Savage Messiah'
Author: RUSSELL, Ken, Dorothy Tutin Year: 1972
Publisher: photo Dust Jacket: No
Place: photo Signed: No

(38x31cm) On-set large format vintage photograph of the director Ken Russell giving - or perhaps taking - direction from the co-star of his movie about Gaudier Breska, Savage Messiah. (Scuffing to edg...

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Kiss Me Deadly [Poster]
Author: SPILLANE, Mickey Year: 1955
Publisher: Lichtert & Fils Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brussels Signed: No

(35 x 44cm) A Belgian poster for Robert Aldrich's 1955 film adaptation of Kiss Me Deadly starring Ralph Meeker. The striking image is nicked and rubbed with punctures where it was originally stapled i...

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Ninfa Revisited [1 of 15 copies]
Author: RAINE, Kathleen Year: 1968
Publisher: Enitharmon Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

‘No III of XV hardbound’ copies inscribed by ‘Kathleen Raine for Joseph Gold’ on the limitation page. Marbled boards with the original glassine transparent wrapper, torn ...

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Not Waving but Drowning: Poems
Author: SMITH, Stevie Year: 1957
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 76 First edition, first impression of Stevie Smith's poetry collection, illustrated by the author. Very good, bound in yellow illustrated boards, some foxing, especially to edges and end papers, no...

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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Moment for Murder
Author: SAX [Dustjacket artist] [Alfred Eichler] Year: 1957
Publisher: Hammond and Hammond Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Eichler's Madison Avenue-set advertising thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite ide...

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Sex Trap [signed]
Author: TURNER, Bill Year: 1968
Publisher: Constable and Company Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 208 Luridly titled, Soho-set crime novel from Constable, very good jacket with a little toning to white background, near fine book nicely inscribed on first free endpaper: 'For Eddie - most stubbor...

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Shirley Valentine
Author: Willy Russell Year: 1993
Publisher: Methuen Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

An inscribed copy of Willy Russell's most famous play with an interesting letter to the book's owner laid in. Writing in 1994 Russell sympathises in the letter with his correspondent's plight: 'Yours ...

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Soho and its Associations [Charles L Rutherston]
Author: RIMBAULT E F [Eric Gill] Year: 1895
Publisher: Dulau & Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Owned by the art collector and brother of the painter William Rothenstein, Charles Lambert Rutherston, with his bookplate designed by Eric Gill in 1916 at the time of his change of name. Bound in ...

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The Adversary [with autograph letter by A J Young)
Author: YOUNG, Andrew John Year: 1923
Publisher: John G Wilson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

1/200 copies, a presentation copy from the author accompanied by a four page letter from its Scottish poet and theologian writer, from 'June 25' probably 1923, written in Hove near Brighton to 'Mrs Mc...

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The Butlin Holiday Book 1949-1950 [signed]
Author: William 'Billy' Butlin [edited by] Lyle Blair, Rex Warner, WW Jacobs, Ursula Bloom Year: 1949
Publisher: Adprint for Butlin's Limited Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

The first Butlin Holiday Book signed by the founder of the Butlin's empire, William 'Billy' Butlin, the South African born entrepreneur who revolutionised British tourism around the second world war. ...

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The Last Hours of Sandra Lee [with belly band]
Author: SANSOM, William Year: 1961
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Fine first edition with the uncommon advertising belly band wrapped around the jacket. Near fine book in a near fine jacket - a very nice copy. ...

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Tribute to Wystan Hugh Auden
Author: W H Auden, Charles Causley, Kevin Crossley-Holland, D J Enright, Roy Fuller, James Kirkup, George Macbeth, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Jon Silkin Year: 1973
Publisher: For the Ilkley Literature Festival Printed by the Scolar Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Signed: No

[25 sheets manuscript facsimile] [24] Pamphlet. A collection of poems commissioned by the inaugural Ilkley Literature Festival and reproduced in facsimile in April 1973 in honour of 'one of its most d...

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What Will You Do, Jim?
Author: Ralph Hurne Year: 1966
Publisher: Michael Joseph Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 207 A fine copy in jacket of this cycling thriller in its splendid 1960s dustjacket. A little discolouration to the rear panel of the jacket only. ...

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When the Going was Good
Author: WAUGH, Evelyn Year: 1946
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

A beautifully crisp copy of the first edition. Bright, unfaded canary yellow cloth with blue spine lettering, a Christmas gift inscription from 1946 on the first flyleaf, tiny mark to the verso of...

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