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'Happy, once more, at Farnley. John Ruskin. 1884'
Author: FAWKES FAMILY; John Ruskin; Princess Beatrice Year: 1881
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Farnley Hall, North Yorkshire Signed: Yes

Princess Beatrice's Birthday Book, owned by the Fawkes family of Farnley Hall in Wharfedale, and inscribed by the besotted Ruskin: 'John Ruskin 1819 [his birth year] Happy, once more, at Farnley 1884'...

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'To Philip Foster best wishes, Leonard Cheshire'
Author: CHESHIRE, Leonard Year: 1970
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Silver gelatin photograph of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC, inscribed to a fellow second world war veteran: 'To Philip Foster with best wishes Leonard Cheshire'. One of the best known wartime im...

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18 Poems from 1966 ['for Ted and Assia']
Author: FAINLIGHT, Ruth; Assia Wevill; Year: 1967
Publisher: Turret Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Inscribed gift from the poet Ruth Fainlight (friend to both Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill) ‘for Ted [Hughes] and Assia, Ruth’. Ruth Fainlight was married to Hughes' friend and ally Alan Sillitoe a...

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A Catalogue of Second-hand Books [annotated]
Author: BUCHANAN, John; M E Buchanan; A E Hextall Year: 1928
Publisher: John Buchanan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

c.48 ff [half dozen blank; some stubs]. Straight grained roan, rubbed, gilt decoration and label of 'F J Gorle' to upper board. The blank book has been reused by travel bookseller John Buchanan to mou...

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A E Housman A Sketch [Arthur Gow's copy]
Author: GOW, Andrew S F; R J L Kingsford Year: 1936
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

Andrew Gow's own - temporary - copy of his memoir of his friend A E Housman, presented by Cambridge University Press to the author, transferred to the Housman collection of John Carter who ultimately ...

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Africa Verses [with manucript poem]
Author: CRIPPS, Arthur Shearly [Frank Weston] Year: 1939
Publisher: Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: Yes

pp 99 A jacketed first of Cripps' final volume of verse with a manuscript draft of his poem in praise of his friend, Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar. The book is near fine in a very good jacket which...

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Animal Poems [decorated by Frieda Hughes]
Author: HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Huges Year: 1967
Publisher: Richard Gilbertson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Crediton, Devon Signed: No

(iv) pp 18 [2] Uniquely embellished copy of her father Ted Hughes' poems decorated by the artist daughter of Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Frieda Hughes has created a fantastic fish-like creature along the...

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Baskin: Sculpture Drawings & Prints
Author: BASKIN, Leonard Year: 1970
Publisher: George Braziller Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: Yes

pp 170 Baskin's own selection of his work, affectionately inscribed to his German agent and dealer: 'For Holger: This book 10 years old - a new book coming at the threshold of our Conquering Deutschla...

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Concerto for Orchestra [Davis' annotated score]
Author: DARNTON, Christopher [Colin Davis] Year: 1973
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

Colin Davis' conductor's score of Darnton's Concerto for Orchestra which he premiered in 1976, annotated throughout. Note to upper cover ‘Property of Christian Darnton’ and annotated elaborately b...

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Cyril Connolly as a Book Collector [ltd edition]
Author: HOBSON, Anthony; Cyril Connolly Year: 1983
Publisher: The Tragara Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

[2] pp 24 [4] Number 36 of 150 copies bound in stiff blue card wrappers, near fine, slight rubbing to edges. Hobson adapted his essay from a paper read to Friends of the McFarlin Library in Tulsa, Okl...

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Dickens to his Oldest Friend [presentation copy]
Author: DEXTER, Walter [Henry Fielding Dickens] Year: 1932
Publisher: Putnam Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

1/500 copies, inscribed and presented to Henry Fielding Dickens by Walter Dexter with a spiky letter laid in. Inscribed to the half title: 'Sir Henry Fielding Dickens with kindest regard, Walter Dexte...

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Dmitri Shostakovich Catalogue, Bibliography...
Author: HULME, Derek C [Dmitri Shostakovich] Year: 1982
Publisher: Kyle and Glen Music Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Muir of Ord Signed: Yes

pp 247 [2] The self-published first edition of Derek Hulme's Shostakovich catalogue with an interesting two page autograph letter from the author laid in. The letter which is dated 1991 goes into some...

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Er of Pamphylia and Other Poems
Author: Edward Henry Pember Year: 1908
Publisher: The Chiswick Press for Private Circulation Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

viii, pp 1-226 Pember's poems, number 164 of limited edition of 200 copies. The book is bound in quarter polished calf over green cloth with a little rubbing to the spine, top edge gilt, other edges u...

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Essays and Addresses [with Balfour letter]
Author: BALFOUR, Arthur Year: 1905
Publisher: David Douglas Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: Yes

pp 444 Association copy revealing Arthur Balfour's fascination with Handel - his Handel collection is how held by the National Library of Scotland. Tipped in after the title page a typed, signed lette...

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Georgina Hogarth and the Dickens Circle
Author: ADRIAN, Arthur A [Henry Charles Dickens] Year: 1957
Publisher: Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: No

Presentation copy with a letter laid in from the author to Henry Charles Dickens, the last living grandson of Charles Dickens. Bound in canary yellow boards with gilt titles: near fine, covers very li...

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Jussi Bjorling: International Celebrity Recital
Author: BJORLING, Jussi [Schubert, Sibelius] Year: 1956
Publisher: Orchestral Concerts Society Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 16 Signed programme by the Swedish tenor next to his somewhat corpulent portrait. The concert took place on May 27th 1956 at the Royal Albert Hall where Bjorling, famed for his lyric expressivity, ...

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Le Bal, L'Ecossais, Angelo, Le Hussard Sur Le Toit
Author: GIONO, Jean Year: 1965
Publisher: Gallimard Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris, France Signed: No

No 410/ 10250 copies. Inscribed collection of Giono's works on the half-title: 'To Mademoiselle Monique Bondol Tres Cordialement Jean Giono Noel 67'. Attractively bound compilation which includes The ...

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Letters Addressed to a Young Gentleman [annotated]
Author: DAVY, Charles Year: 1797
Publisher: Printed for the Author by J Rackham Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bury St Edmunds Signed: No

xii, pp 423 [3] [musical notation] Annotated and corrected presentation copy of the first (only) of two volumes of letters by the Suffolk cleric, Charles Davy, sometime student of Edward Stillingfleet...

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Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney [inscribed]
Author: BRAITHWAITE, Joseph Bevan Year: 1854
Publisher: Fletcher & Alexander Dust Jacket: No
Place: Norwich, London Signed: Yes

Two volume biography of the prominent Norfolk Quaker and banker, brother of Elizabeth Fry, and evangelical minister whose views led to a schism among American Quakers. Bound in publisher's embossed gr...

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My Wicked, Wicked Ways [with signed note]
Author: FLYNN, Errol Year: 1959
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: Yes

First American edition of Errol Flynn's autobiography, with laid in signature by the author. The postcard sized leaf of a Bridge score pad which is signed on the verso in pencil with a flourish, 'Erro...

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Nude Ego
Author: Horace Roye Year: 1956
Publisher: Hutchinson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

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O Providence [inscribed by the author]
Author: HAMPSON, John [Simpson] Year: 1932
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 394 First Hogarth Press edition inscribed by the author using his full name in the month of first publication: 'Arnold Ovenden with John Hampson Simpson's good wishes. 11-2-32.' Bound in very good ...

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Old Lights for New Chancels [signed]
Author: BETJEMAN, John Year: 1940
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 67 [1] A humorously inscribed first edition of Betjeman's collection of 'Verses Topographical and Amatory'. The book is very good with browning to the endpapers; the jacket is good only with loss ...

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Rex Whistler [inscribed by Graham to Vivien Greene
Author: GREENE, Graham and Vivien - Laurence Whistler Year: 1948
Publisher: Art and Technics Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

From the library of Vivien Greene and inscribed to her by her estranged husband Graham Greene in 1948, the year the couple separated. Using pencil to record his sentiments on the first blank the novel...

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Sculptures, Reliefs, Drawings, Watercolours...
Author: BASKIN, Leonard Year: 1981
Publisher: Leinster Fine Art Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Very limited edition - Number X (10) of XX (20) copies - of the catalogue of Leonard Baskin's First London Exhibition in 1981, tall oblong format, gilt name to upper cover (slightly flecked) in bright...

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Season Songs [inscribed to Leonard Baskin]
Author: HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Huges Year: 1975
Publisher: The Viking Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: Yes

Season Songs by Ted Hughes with Pictures by Leonard Baskin, inscribed by the author to the illustrator on the front free end paper "Happy New Year to Leonard [Baskin] from Ted 7th January 1977&qu...

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Stamboul Train [annotated]
Author: GREENE, Graham [George Mackay Brown's copy] Year: 1941
Publisher: The British Publisher's Guild Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

George Mackay Brown's annotated copy with a page of the poet's reading notes inside the front cover. Brown's ownership signature, 'George M Brown 1943', appears on the half title with about 120 words ...

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The Bankrupt Bookseller [with a letter]
Author: DARLING, William Y Year: 1947
Publisher: Robert Grant and Son Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

pp 351 The irresistibly titled Bankrupt Bookseller with a letter from the author tipped on to the front pastedown. The letter is on Darling's headed paper and addressed to a book reviewer at the Halif...

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The Devil and All (limited edition)
Author: COLLIER, John (Blair Hughes Stanton, illustrator) Year: 1934
Publisher: Nonesuch Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

No 521/ 1000 copies in bevel-edged green cloth, a very good copy of this volume numbered and signed by John Collier with a full-page engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton....

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces [inscribed]
Author: CAMPBELL, Joseph; Richard Adams Year: 1949
Publisher: Bollingen Foundation for Pantheon Books, Inc Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

Campbell's study of the archetypal hero inscribed to the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams. First edition in publisher's quarter black cloth over green cloth, rubbed to edges; Richard Adams' own...

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The Last Lays of the Last of the Three Dibdins
Author: DIBDIN, Thomas John Year: 1835
Publisher: B B King Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[Frontispiece Portrait] [4] pp pp 158 [2]The second edition of a collection of Thomas Dibdin's poetry with a verse squib in his hand tipped in. The half sheet of paper has been tipped onto the first ...

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The Leeds Police 1836-1974 [with ephemera]
Author: CLAY, Ewart W Year: 1974
Publisher: E J Arnold Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: Yes

A history of Leeds police force with extensive ephemera from a Leeds police officer who is described on the half title as 'John Booth, No 457, joined Leeds City Police as a Constable on Feb 5th, 1928,...

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The Meaning of Life [signed by Freddie Ayer]
Author: AYER, A J, Freddie Year: 1988
Publisher: South Place Ethical Society Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 33 [1] Inscribed to Anthony Quinton, Freddie Ayer's 1988 lecture: 'To Tony from Freddie'. In his autobiography, Ayer records that Quinton supported him in his election to the Wykeham Professorship,...

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The Ministry of Art [dedication copy]
Author: CRAM, Ralph Adams - Adeline Marie Russell, Duchess of Bedford Year: 1914
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

pp 246 The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to the printed dedicatee, Adeline Marie Russell on the dedication page: 'with the profound regards of the author R A Cram. 1914'. Bound in quarter c...

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The Polar World [gift of Edward C Austen-Leigh]
Author: HARTWIG, G [Edward Compton Austen-Leigh] Year: 1874
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 548, Hartwig's Polar World, inscribed by Jane Austen's great nephew to a future lawyer and MP: 'John James Withers from Edw C Austen Leigh (Honoris causa) Eton. Election. 1880'. The book has been b...

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The Sale of St Thomas [inscribed with letter]
Author: ABERCROMBIE, Lascelles [John Brophy] Year: 1931
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 124 First edition inscribed to the writer and journalist John Brophy on the first blank: 'John Brophy from Lascelles Abercrombie 1932'. Accompanying the book is a letter from Abercrombie thanking B...

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The Unwanted [with Foyle's Luncheon Programme]
Author: BARNARD, Christiaan Year: 1976
Publisher: Hutchinson Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 390 A signed copy of Barnard's novel, inscribed on the title page: '19/3/76 To Patricia Christiaan Barnard' no doubt at the Foyle's Literary Lunch on the same day whose programme is laid in, showin...

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The Way of Discipleship Sermons... in Leys School
Author: BISSEKER H Year: 1932
Publisher: The Epworth Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 152 [2] Four letters from H Bisseker, third headmaster of the Leys School in Cambridge, laid into a copy of his sermons, likely written to a former pupil. The book is a good copy with the ownershi...

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The Way of the Cross [Limited Edition]
Author: BRANGWYN, Frank; Gilbert Keith Chesterton Year: 1935
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

No 3/250 copies. Deluxe edition in full vellum gilt with thirteen black and white etched plates. Large folio format, vellum over boards, top edge gilt, handmade paper with untrimmed edges, signed by B...

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Therese [Inscribed book with postcard]
Author: DAY, Dorothy [Joyce & Walter Stein] Year: 1960
Publisher: Fides Publishers Association Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Notre Dame, Indiana Signed: Yes

Inscribed biography of St Therese with a postcard from its author who is regarded by many as 'a Saint for our time' which she sent to the Joyce Stein, wife of the British writer, critic and Catholic m...

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Two Cheers for Democracy [presentation copy]
Author: FORSTER E M [Arthur Boyars] Year: 1951
Publisher: Edward Arnold Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 372 Crisp first edition with a Compliments slip from the publisher, Edward Arnold, laid in which is inscribed in Forster's hand. The author has crossed out the publisher's name, apparently written ...

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Utz [signed months before Chatwin's death]
Author: CHATWIN, Bruce Year: 1988
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Second impression of Chatwin's superb final novel about the obsessive nature of collecting with the 1988 Book Prize Shortlist presentation bookplate tipped onto the first blank, signed in black ink by...

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Words of Mercury [Signed by Paddy]
Author: FERMOR, Patrick Leigh; Artemis Cooper Year: 2003
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

First edition of this collection which includes 'Abducting a General' signed by the author to his bird-in-flight book label which is tipped onto the title page. A near fine copy with slight browning t...

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Yvette Chauvire: Dix Reproductions Photographiques
Author: DE RODE, Francoise Guillot [Yvette Chauvire] Year: 1949
Publisher: R Fromentin et J Driay Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

A photographic study of the French prima ballerina Yvette Chauvire, signed by Chauvire on the frontispiece portrait by Seeberger. A very good copy in the printed wrappers with torn tissue wraparound. ...

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