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A Dog of War [with letter from Hester Sainsbury]
Author: TAYLOR, John; Hester Sainsbury Year: 1927
Publisher: Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[6] pp 7-32 Number 42 of a limited edition of 375 copies of John Taylor's poems with a letter from the illustrator Hester Sainsbury to the military historian Guy Chapman 'returning the books you were ...

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A Dry White Season, A Screenplay by Colin Welland
Author: WELLAND, Colin [Andre Brink, Marlon Brando] Year: 1986
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[149 sheets, printed on one side only] An early version of Colin Welland's screenplay for his adaptation of Andrew Brink's novel, A Dry White Season. It is bound in brown card wrappers with a letterbo...

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A Memoir of Thomas Glazebrook Rylands of Highfield
Author: RADCLIFFE, R D; L - Louis - Gordon Rylands [Moses Roper; Frederic Douglas] Year: 1901
Publisher: Privately Printed by Pollard and Company Dust Jacket: No
Place: Exeter Signed: No

Privately printed memoir with vintage photographs of West Houghton Old Hall - a former Rylands residence - laid in and annotated to the versos. Bound in blue cloth, darkening across the bottom of the ...

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Across the Straits [signed]
Author: WILLIAMS, Kyffin Year: 1993
Publisher: Gomer Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Dyfed, Wales Signed: Yes

pp 222 Kyffin Williams' autobiography, signed by the Welsh landscape artist on the verso of the first map endpaper. A fine copy in fine jacket of the 1993 reprint of the 1973 first edition which was p...

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All Passion Spent [with letter to Eleanor Bron]
Author: WEST, Vita Sackville; Eleanor Bron; Polly Wood Year: 1991
Publisher: Carroll and Graf Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

Two page letter to the actress Eleanor Bron from Polly Wood discussing 'the enclosed enchanting and amusing novel which I think you could do wonders with - as you did MRS DALLOWAY....' 1991 American ...

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Angela Carter's Elizabethan & Metaphysical Imagery
Author: TUVE, Rosemond [Angela Carter] Year: 1961
Publisher: University of Chicago Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chicago Signed: Yes

Angela Carter's lightly annotated copy of Rosemund Tuve's classic study of Elizabethan and metaphysical imagery. The first Phoenix edition from 1961 bound in card wrappers, a little rubbed. Carter's o...

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Croesus, King of Lydia: A Drama [inscribed]
Author: RYLANDS, Louis Gordon Year: 1902
Publisher: Privately Printed by R Folkard Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 84. Privately printed play inscribed by its Lancastrian author to another family member opposite the title page: 'K Rylands From L. G. R. 1902'. Bound in green cloth with the title to the upper cov...

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Facade (Revived) [Annotated Score]
Author: WALTON, William [Colin Davis, Kathy Berberian etc] Year: 1977
Publisher: Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Colin Davis' lightly annotated conductor's score of the 'revived' version of William Walton's mini-masterpiece Façade with the conductor's initials in pencil to the upper cover. Large folio in green ...

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In Memoriam [annotated with analysis]
Author: TENNYSON, Alfred [Frederick W Robertson] Year: 1856
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields Dust Jacket: No
Place: Boston Signed: No

pp 216 Comprehensively annotated with analytic notes 'by the late Rev.d Frederick W Robertson of Brighton'. An early American edition bound in publisher's brown cloth with blind decoration and the own...

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Introduction a la Poetique [inscribed]
Author: VALERY, Paul Year: 1938
Publisher: Gallimard Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

Inscribed on the first blank 'a Mr Rudler, amical souvenir de Paul Valery' - a 'souvenir' being a typical formula used by the French poet in his inscriptions. Original printed wrappers, browned to edg...

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Jet: The Story of a Pioneer [signed]
Author: WHITTLE, Frank [Bob Feilden; Year: 1956
Publisher: Frederick Muller Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Twice signed autobiography of the man credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. Fourth impression of the book from 1956 which is inscribed by Whittle on the title page below his pri...

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Missel des Serviteurs de Marie [extra illustrated]
Author: SAGNIERES, R; Arduin family Year: 1898
Publisher: J Lefort Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris; Lille Signed: No

pp 592 Custom-bound French missal which has been embellished with family mementoes as an aid to prayer and meditation including a 1944 letter written by 'R Sagnieres', a grieving mother, to Lieutenant...

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Naval Broadcasts
Author: Rear Admiral R K Dickson, D S O Year: 1946
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 92 Dickson's naval broadcasts with a letter from the author laid in, presenting the book to his wartime colleague, Sir Clifford Jarrett, who was Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the...

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Nuclear War & Disarmament: 30 Pamphlets
Author: RUSSELL, Bertrand; Leonard Cheshire, Bruce Kent, Arnold Toynbee, Martin Shaw etc [Walter Stein] Year: 1960
Publisher: Gollancz etc etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: London etc Signed: No

Collection of 30 pamphlets and polemics concerning the nuclear debate, and the quest for a Christian response to 'the nuclear dilemma' through non-violent protest: a collection from the library of the...

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Passports and Visiting Cards of Henry Turnor
Author: TURNOR, Captain Henry; Lord Salisbury; Lord Palmerston Year: 1838
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London etc Signed: Yes

Two passports issued in 1837, the first signed by Lord Palmerston and 50 years later a second from Lord Salisbury, both issued to 'Captain Henry Turnor', formerly an officer in the Dragoon Guards. The...

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Ronsard Lyrics [owned by Ted Hughes]
Author: RONSARD [Ted Hughes' copy] Year: 1946
Publisher: Allan Wingate Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Ronsard's poems in English and French, owned and inscribed by 'Olwyn Hughes January. 1947' in ink and below in pencil by 'Edward James Hughes' – from Ted Hughes' handwriting probably relatively soon...

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Sacra Congregatio Rituum [Compliments the Vatican]
Author: SARALEGUI, Cardinal Arcadio Maria Larraona; Cardinal Giacomo Lercamo; Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli Year: 1967
Publisher: Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rome Signed: No

Presentation copy from the Vatican of this guide to the use of sacred music in the liturgy; tipped onto the title page a Vatican compliments slip from 'Secretarius consillii ad exsequendam constitutio...

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Seedie's List of Fleet Air Arm Awards 1939-1969
Author: Seedie Year: 1990
Publisher: Ripley Registers Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chippenham, Wiltshire Signed: No

pp 156 Seedie's List, 1939-1969, with dozens of cut obituaries and other ephemera relating to the recipients of the awards laid in together with an original photograph and a letter. ...

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Sergei M Eisenstein [Author's Corrected Copy]
Author: SETON, Marie [Sergei Eisenstein] Year: 1952
Publisher: The Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

'This belongs to the Author Marie Seton-Hesson' - the author's own copy, extensively annotated with revisions and corrections. Deriving from her close friendship with Eisenstein, Seton's biography is ...

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Tender Precautions or the Romance of Marriage
Author: SERLE, Thomas James Year: 1851
Publisher: Thomas Hailes Lacy Dust Jacket: No
Place: Loncon Signed: Yes

pp 28 Serle's play about marriage inscribed by the author on the title page to his wife 'Cecilia Serle from her affectionate husband T.J.S.' Bound in half red morocco over marble-paper covered boards;...

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The English Lawyer; a Comedy Acted at the Royal...
Author: RAVENSCROFT, Edward [George Ruggle] Year: 1678
Publisher: J M for James Vade Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A2, B-I4, K3 [lacking I3 and final blank K4] A most interesting copy of Ravenscroft's play annotated in a seventeenth century hand with lines from one of the play's sources, George Ruggle's Ignoramus....

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The Gleaner: A Selection of Poems & Songs
Author: SKELTON, John Fawcett Year: 1876
Publisher: Simpkin Marshall and Co; John Heywood Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Manchester Signed: Yes

pp 200 Calligraphically inscribed volume of Lancashire verse with a handful of authorial corrections to the text. Skelton has dedicated the book on the verso of the first blank: 'Presented to Mr Ralph...

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The Gourmet's Companion [with letters]
Author: RAY, Cyril Year: 1963
Publisher: Eyre and Spotiswoode Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 506 Hugo Dunn-Meynell's copy of Gourmet's Companion with an amicable exchange of letters between the two men. Ray hand-writes twice on 'Albany' headed paper about Andre Simon's having given permiss...

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The History of Totnes Priory and Town [inscribed]
Author: WATKIN, Hugh R [Field Marshal William Birdwood - Baronet of Anzac & Totnes] Year: 1914
Publisher: Published by the Author Dust Jacket: No
Place: Torquay Signed: No

Watkin's History of Totnes inscribed to Field Marshal William Birdwood on the verso of the marbled endpaper: 'W R Birdwood from the Author. Totnes 19 Nov '31' - an inscription repeated in the second v...

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The Real Dickens Land [presentation copy]
Author: WARD, H Snowden; Catharine Weed Barnes Ward Year: 1904
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 240 Presentation copy inscribed on the first blank: 'To Mr and Mrs Henry F Dickens with the Compliments of the authors. H. Snowden Ward, Catharine Weed Barnes Ward October 22nd 1903'. Laid in is th...

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The Strange Necessity [Shakespeare & Co Book Label
Author: WEST, Rebecca Year: 1928
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A second impression of Rebecca West's modernist essays sold by the Parisian bookshop where the title essay begins with her purchase of James Joyce's Pomes Penyeach: 'I shut the bookshop [Shakespeare &...

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The Town Officer... the Laws of Massachusetts
Author: THOMAS, Benjamin F [Lewis Bradford's copy] Year: 1845
Publisher: Warren Lazell Dust Jacket: No
Place: Worcester Signed: No

iv, pp13-392 Lewis Bradford's annotated copy: 'This Book belongs to Lewis Bradford of Plympton, Mass. Cost one dollar. January 29. 1846'. Bound in roan with a red morocco spine label. Upper hinge very...

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The Wonderful Visit [Dedication copy]
Author: WELLS, H G [Alice Herbert; Walter Humboldt Low] Year: 1895
Publisher: J M Dent Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 252 The dedication copy of Wells' 1895 fantasy, inscribed to the widow of the writer Walter Humboldt Low to whom the book was posthumously dedicated. Low who had helped Wells get started in j...

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Titus Salt and Saltaire: Industry and Virtue
Author: SILVER, Jonathan; John Styles Year: 1990
Publisher: Salts Estates Dust Jacket: No
Place: Saltaire Signed: Yes

A history of Salt's Mill inscribed by the short-lived entrepreneurial genius who brought this great monument to industrial Yorkshire back to life. Inspired by his friend David Hockney's style, Silver ...

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Verses Grave and Gay (Second Series)
Author: SPENCER, William Year: 1912
Publisher: Advertiser Printing Works Dust Jacket: No
Place: Maidenhead Signed: Yes

pp [24] Dedication copy of the collection of verses published by Stanley Spencer's father and inscribed on the title page to his sister: 'To Annie, with father's love Xmas 1912'. Stiff card printed wr...

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