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ALINGTON, Adrian (Adrian Richard), 1895-1958 : MOSS IS THE STUFF : A ROMANCE.

ALINGTON, Adrian (Adrian Richard), 1895-1958 : MOSS IS THE STUFF : A ROMANCE.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1937. First edition. A London novel in the Dickensian mode – the varied career of the unusual character of Godolphin Cox – adventures in a crimson suit, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(376)pp. Original pale green cloth, lettered across spine in red; top edge green; a few minor marks, mild spotting of endpapers, but a very good copy in the handsome Nicolas Bentley dust-jacket, a little rubbed and slightly nicked.

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ALLINGHAM, Margery (Margery Louise), 1904-1966 : CARGO OF EAGLES.

ALLINGHAM, Margery (Margery Louise), 1904-1966 : CARGO OF EAGLES.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1968. First edition. Her final book, finalised from her manuscript after her death (at her request) by her husband, Philip Youngman Carter. A young woman doctor is bequeathed a house on an Essex estuary – anonymous letters, ton-up tearaways, an angry farmer, a shifty solicitor, an aged poet – and Albert Campion. “The seedy, half-alive village explodes into violence like a fire-cracker”.
Post 8vo (21cm). (224)pp. Double-page map by Youngman Carter. Original violet boards, lettered in gilt; a hint of bruising and faint sunning; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in the striking Carter dust-jacket – just faintly creased but also very good.

£50

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AMIS, Kingsley (Sir Kingsley William), 1922-1995 : GIRL, 20.

AMIS, Kingsley (Sir Kingsley William), 1922-1995 : GIRL, 20.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1971). First edition. Amis in fine form with a satire of lust, music, swinging London and socialism.
Crown 8vo (21cm). (254),[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge orange-pink; very good in the Bill Botten dust-jacket – price-clipped, just slightly sunned, but with only a hint of wear.

£40

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ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : FRED : PORTRAIT OF A FAST BOWLER.

ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : FRED : PORTRAIT OF A FAST BOWLER.

London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1971). First edition. Arlott on the immortal Fred Trueman (1931-2006) – with complete career statistics compiled by Bill Frindall.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 192pp. Photo plates. Original boards; some spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a lightly sunned, slightly nicked and price-clipped dust-jacket. Contemporary (Christmas 1971) gift inscription on front free endpaper.

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ASHTON, T.S. (Thomas Southcliffe), 1899-1968 : AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND : THE 18TH CENTURY.

ASHTON, T.S. (Thomas Southcliffe), 1899-1968 : AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND : THE 18TH CENTURY.

London : Methuen & Co., (1955). First edition. Professor Ashton, great authority on the industrial revolution, on the people, agriculture and products, internal trade and transport, manufactures, overseas trade and shipping, money, banking, foreign exchange, labour, etc. With statistical tables, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (viii),(258),[ii]pp. Original cloth; very good in a slightly nicked dust-jacket. Ownership inscription of C. J. A. Robertson.

£15

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BAEDEKER, Karl, 1801-1859 : LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS : A HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS.

BAEDEKER, Karl, 1801-1859 : LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS : A HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS.

Hamburg : Karl Baedeker / London : George Allen & Unwin, 1951. Twentieth edition. The first post-war edition of this ever-useful and comprehensive guide, thoroughly revised and updated (by Edward Francis Peeler) to take account of the bomb damage, etc., and with a new feature – eighty thumbnail sketches of the principal buildings by G. Gronwald.
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). 320pp. Ten maps and plans, mostly coloured and folding. Illustrations. Original cloth gilt; tiny crease at foot, but otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy. Foyle’s label on front paste-down.

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BAKER, J.N.L. (John Norman Leonard), 1893-1971 : A HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.

BAKER, J.N.L. (John Norman Leonard), 1893-1971 : A HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.

London : George G. Harrap & Co., (1937). Second edition. A revised and corrected version of the original 1931 publication – a pre-war university-level text, thorough, well-researched, extensive, and not wholly reliant on secondary sources. From the Minoans to twentieth-century polar exploration, via Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, with appendices on Chinese explorers, the pre-Columban discovery of America, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(554),[ii]pp. Maps, some folding. Original cloth; lightly used and string-marked; a little marked; some spotting to edges and endpapers, but a good copy of a very useful book.

£25

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BAMFORD, Samuel, 1788-1872 : PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF A RADICAL.

BAMFORD, Samuel, 1788-1872 : PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF A RADICAL.

London : MacGibbon & Kee, (1967). Originally published serially in Manchester in the early 1840s and here in a slightly shortened modern edition – one of the most important documents of nineteenth-century radicalism, covering the turbulent years either side of the Peterloo massacre, in the aftermath of which the highly articulate Bamford, both weaver and poet, was charged with treason and wrongly convicted of inciting a riot – “it is a voice that England cannot afford even now to shut its ears to”. With a preface by Tim Hilton.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 368pp. Original boards; top edge red; very good in a just lightly used and slightly creased dust-jacket.

£20

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BARNES, Julian, 1946- :  ENGLAND, ENGLAND.

BARNES, Julian, 1946- : ENGLAND, ENGLAND.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1998). First edition. Signed by Julian Barnes on the title-page. His savage satire on England and the idea of England. Shortlisted for the Booker.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [vi],266pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in silver; very good in the Bill Gregory dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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“BARONI, Nick” : MANHATTAN HONEY.

“BARONI, Nick” : MANHATTAN HONEY.

London : Curtis Warren, [ca.1950]. First edition. “The young dame didn’t look like she ever ought a been in a place like Morelli’s. She was sitting on one of the high stools in front of the bar, twiddling the stem of the glass of stuff she had, trying not to look goggle eyed at the things she saw”. “Nick Baroni” was a Curtis Warren house-name, first used by Frederick Tom Foden (1907-1982) and subsequently by various other writers, but although over twenty “Baroni” titles are known, just one has been located in major libraries worldwide.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; chipped at head and tail; wrappers a little worn, frayed and creased; staples rusted; text a little marked, spotted and tanned; a serviceable copy of a scarce book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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BATES, H.E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974 : DEATH OF A HUNTSMAN : FOUR SHORT NOVELS.

BATES, H.E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974 : DEATH OF A HUNTSMAN : FOUR SHORT NOVELS.

London : Michael Joseph, (1957). First edition. The title story, plus “Night Run to the West”, “Summer in Salandar”, and “The Queen of Spain Fritillary”.
Post 8vo (21cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; mild tanning of endpapers, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the William Belcher dust-jacket – also very good indeed, bar a couple of tiny marks on the lower panel. Eads A83a.

£40

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BAYLISS, F.C. (Francis Charles), 1876-1938 : THE MASTER SALESMAN : BEING A HANDBOOK OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE USE AND TRAINING OF SALESMEN.

BAYLISS, F.C. (Francis Charles), 1876-1938 : THE MASTER SALESMAN : BEING A HANDBOOK OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE USE AND TRAINING OF SALESMEN.

London : W. H. Smith & Son, [1915]. First edition. The W. H. Smith house manual for staff training (not regularly published) – giving an impressive overview of the history of books; the manufacture of paper; a glossary of paper terms and sizes; letterpress printing; the history of book illustration; methods of printing illustrations; ex libris or bookplates; bookbinding (a section on which the author was advised by Douglas Cockerell); leather and book cloths; stationery; account books, etc. The author was in charge of the company’s building and shop-fitting department. The handbook would appear no longer to be used by the company.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xviii),(416)pp. Illustrations. Original buckram; a little bruised; front endpaper slightly cracked, but a nice copy of a most attractive and useful production. Dated 1933 gift inscription to A. L. Wilson.

£40

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BAYNE-POWELL, Rosamond, 1879-1960 : TRAVELLERS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

BAYNE-POWELL, Rosamond, 1879-1960 : TRAVELLERS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

London : John Murray, (1951). First edition. An engaging and well-researched account of overseas travellers in England, with material on arrival at the custom-houses; coaches; roads, tolls and highwaymen; inns, lodgings, coffee-houses and clubs; London; amusements and sports; education, arts and universities; the poor, hospitals and charities; English towns; the foreigner; religion; morals; foreign quacks and imposters, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),(204)pp. Plates. Original cloth; a few spots; plates very faintly tanned, but a very good copy in a lightly used and slightly marked dust-jacket – a pictorial design by Goetz.

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“BELL, Josephine” – [BALL, Doris Bell Collier, 1897-1987] : THE PORT OF LONDON MURDERS.

“BELL, Josephine” – [BALL, Doris Bell Collier, 1897-1987] : THE PORT OF LONDON MURDERS.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1947). A reprint of the original 1938 edition. “Wapping. Tugs and barges on the river. A west-end shop that deals apparently in nothing but lingerie. Women who sell their souls for something in a little screw of paper ...”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [vi],278pp. Original red cloth, lettered in black; endpapers a little tanned, but a very good, crisp and bright copy, in a very lightly rubbed, slightly chipped and faintly darkened dust-jacket.

£15

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BENKOVITZ, Miriam J. (Miriam Jeanette), 1911-1986 : RONALD FIRBANK : A BIOGRAPHY.

BENKOVITZ, Miriam J. (Miriam Jeanette), 1911-1986 : RONALD FIRBANK : A BIOGRAPHY.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1970). First British edition. The first full-scale biography of the author of those “gossamer novels of scintillating nonsense”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xviii,300,x pp. Plates. Portraits. Original pinkish-grey boards, lettered in black; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket with a couple of short tears.

£20

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BETJEMAN, John (Sir John), 1906-1984 : UNCOLLECTED POEMS.

BETJEMAN, John (Sir John), 1906-1984 : UNCOLLECTED POEMS.

London : John Murray, (1982). First edition. A collection of twenty-nine poems previously unpublished in book form – and in many cases never previously printed. Includes “Woman Driver”, “Civilized Woman”, “Chelsea 1977”, etc. Edited and introduced by Bevis Hillier.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [viii],(82)pp. Original olive boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy indeed in the original red dust-jacket; very lightly sunned, but also very good indeed.

£25

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BETJEMAN, John (Sir John), 1906-1984 – editor : ALTAR AND PEW : CHURCH OF ENGLAND VERSES.

BETJEMAN, John (Sir John), 1906-1984 – editor : ALTAR AND PEW : CHURCH OF ENGLAND VERSES.

London : Edward Hulton, (1959). First edition. An attractive selection of descriptive poetry – churches, priests and people – from George Herbert to Philip Larkin.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 48pp. Original patterned wrappers; just lightly rubbed, but a very good copy.

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BOLTON, Jack : THE CUP-TIE CHALLENGERS.

BOLTON, Jack : THE CUP-TIE CHALLENGERS.

London : Curtis Warren, 1949. First edition. Young Bill Manley prepares for his first game for Milford United – a once-great club when his father was the star, but now rooted at the foot of the second tier.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor creasing; mild signs of age and wear; staples rusting; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile item. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

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BOWMAN, G.M. (Stanley Gerald Moore), 1901-1967 :  FREDDIE AND THE FLAPPERS [COVER TITLE].

BOWMAN, G.M. (Stanley Gerald Moore), 1901-1967 : FREDDIE AND THE FLAPPERS [COVER TITLE].

Dublin : Mellifont Press, [ca.1935]. First edition. Freddie Foulkes is a film-star, with a pleasant bachelor flat in the West End, a valet, and a smart little car – but he’s uncommonly shy with young women and it’s hampering his career. His producer, Elmer K. Stentor, discovers the golden-haired Joan Charter – “what she doesn’t know about flirting isn’t worth knowing”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; chipped at foot; further chips to wrappers, one substantial; a few slight creases, but a reasonable copy of a scarce book. Pencilled ownership inscription on first leaf. No copy located in any major library worldwide – which is also the case with at least two further “Freddie” titles from Gerald Bowman.

£20

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BOYD, William, 1952- : THE NEW CONFESSIONS.

BOYD, William, 1952- : THE NEW CONFESSIONS.

London : Hamish Hamilton, (1987). First edition. The life story of John James Todd – First World War, Berlin and the film world of the 1920s, Mexico, Second World War, and beyond.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],462pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; text a little tanned, as usual, but otherwise a very good copy in a just lightly rubbed dust-jacket.

£40

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BOYD, William, 1952- : THE BLUE AFTERNOON.

BOYD, William, 1952- : THE BLUE AFTERNOON.

London : Sinclair-Stevenson, (1993). First edition. “His name is Salvador Carriscant and thus begins Kay Fischer’s journey into the past of this beguiling and seductive older man who claims to be her father ...”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(324),[iv]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; just a hint of bruising, but overall a very good copy in the Robin Rout dust-jacket – also very good.

£40

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“BRACK, Vektis” : THE “X” PEOPLE.

“BRACK, Vektis” : THE “X” PEOPLE.

London : Gannet Press, [1953]. First edition. “In Earthcapital everything seemed normal. Earthpeople, in shining, multi-coloured flexmetal clothing, walked in the straight, spacious streets flanked by towering buildings of gleaming metal ...”. Saboteurs prepare the ground for an alien invasion.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned design by Gerald Facey; light wear and some creasing; short nick to upper wrapper and tiny chip to lower; text a little tanned and creased, but overall a good copy. No copy located in any major UK library. Harbottle & Holland A21.

£25

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BROOKNER, Anita, 1928-2016 : BRIEF LIVES.

BROOKNER, Anita, 1928-2016 : BRIEF LIVES.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1990). First edition. “They might have met far earlier, since Fay had had success as a singer, and Julia was at one time a famous diseuse, her glamour and repartee a legend. But when Julia sweeps in, wearing ravishing black silk, their celebrity is already past ...”. Love, friendship, dependence and disenchantment.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(218),[ii]pp. Original brown boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good indeed in a just very lightly marked dust-jacket.

£20

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“BRUCE, Jean” – [BROCHET, Jean, 1921-1963] : A COFFIN FOR ISA.

“BRUCE, Jean” – [BROCHET, Jean, 1921-1963] : A COFFIN FOR ISA.

Paris : City Press, 1954. First edition in English. A mystery from the popular French writer, with excursions into existentialism – “I’m telling you Sartre’s a jerk!”. Originally published as “Un Sarcophage pour Isa” the previous year and here in a translation by Lowell Bair.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (222),[ii]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; lightly rubbed and a little used; a few minor marks; UK price sticker on upper cover, but a good copy. Just a single copy of this edition (Bibliothèque Nationale) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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BUMPUS, T. Francis (Thomas Francis), 1861-1916 : A GUIDE TO GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE.

BUMPUS, T. Francis (Thomas Francis), 1861-1916 : A GUIDE TO GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE.

London : T. Werner Laurie, [1914]. First edition. A thorough and fully-illustrated guide, with introductory matter on the evolution of church fabric, the Anglo-Norman and Transitional styles, much on Early English and the later Decorated Style, lists of the best English examples, with full comparison of other European work.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xii,(360),[iv]pp. Portrait. Numerous plates. Original decorative cloth; minor wear at head and tail, with neat repair at head; endpapers a little tanned; some spotting, mainly of edges; a good copy. With the 1926 ownership inscription of H. G. Askwith, and his occasional pencilled underlining, and the later (1972) ownership inscription of the distinguished artist and architectural historian, Geoffrey Scowcroft Fletcher (1923-2004).

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CADILLAC JUKEBOX.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CADILLAC JUKEBOX.

New York : Hyperion, (1996). First edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title-page. Robicheaux tries to prove a man’s innocence – no-one wants him to, certainly not the new governor. “Few other writers have ever obtained the delicate balance between action and contemplation ... The sensuousness of descriptive and lyric passages would be remarkable in any novel, and in the context of thrillers, becomes truly astonishing” (Washington Post).
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(298)pp. Original cloth-backed boards; an excellent copy in an equally unflawed dust-jacket.

£40

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CIMARRON ROSE.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CIMARRON ROSE.

London : Orion, (1997). First edition : precedes the American edition. The first of the Billy Bob Holland novels and the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe award in 1998. Billy Bob takes up the defence of a timid teenager charged with rape and murder – corruption in Texas.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],278,[iv]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; an excellent copy in an equally flawless dust-jacket.

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BURNS, Jim, 1936- : TYPES : POEMS & STORIES.

BURNS, Jim, 1936- : TYPES : POEMS & STORIES.

Cardiff : Second Aeon Publications, [1970]. First edition. Inscribed to Elizabeth Thomas, signed and dated (1970) by Jim Burns, with a handful of minor manuscript corrections. Eight poems and stories, including “The Drifter”, “The Bohemian Girl”, “The Swinger”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 12pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in red; a few very minor marks, but a good copy.

£20

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BURTON, Edmund : PERIL OF CREATION.

BURTON, Edmund : PERIL OF CREATION.

London : U.T.B., [ca.1945]. First edition. Brilliant scientist hides himself away in an African valley to work on a new energy source – and then kills himself.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 33pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly rubbed; staples rusted; edges and lower wrapper a little darkened, but a good copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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BURUMA, Ian, 1951- : MURDER IN AMSTERDAM : THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE.

BURUMA, Ian, 1951- : MURDER IN AMSTERDAM : THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE.

London : Atlantic Books, (2006). First British edition. The disturbing tale of racial and political tension – the ritual murder on the street of controversial Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh (1957-2004).
Post 8vo (21cm). [viii],278,[ii]pp. Original boards; a few edge-spots, but a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

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BUTLER, Gwendoline, 1922-2013 : A DOUBLE COFFIN.

BUTLER, Gwendoline, 1922-2013 : A DOUBLE COFFIN.

London : HarperCollins (Collins Crime), (1996). First edition. Retired prime minister confesses to the sins of his father – an excellent London mystery from Butler.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(234),[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; text very lightly tanned, but otherwise very good in the original Mark Hamilton dust-jacket – the principal lettering in red and white – also very good.

£20

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“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : SPACE TO LET.

“BUTLER, Joan” – [ALEXANDER, Robert William, 1905-1979] : SPACE TO LET.

London : Stanley Paul & Co., (1955). First edition. Ancestral home, glamorous poetess, library a laboratory, Aunt Agnes – the Scourge of Christendom, space-ship, moon-maidens, sleep-walking – the usual Butler mayhem.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (192)pp. Original green boards, lettered in black; slight lean, but a very good, firm and clean copy in the original Fouet dust-jacket – just a touch sunned, slightly dusty on lower panel, but with just one tiny nick.

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“CAPELLI, Ace” : WOMAN TRAP.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : WOMAN TRAP.

London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. Lulu Ling was an “international spy who made Mata Hari look like a dame from the sticks”. Although Ace Capelli was used as a house name by various writers, this particular title is probably by Geoffrey Pardoe (1890-1953).
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn and somewhat creased; some marking and a short tear to lower wrapper; some spotting to edges and prelims; some internal creasing and tanning; a serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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CARTER, Angela, 1940-1992 : NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS.

CARTER, Angela, 1940-1992 : NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS.

London : Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, (1984). First edition : an advance proof copy in the publishers’ wrappers. Fevvers – the toast of Europe’s capitals, courted by the Prince of Wales, painted by Toulouse Lautrec, the greatest aerialiste of her time.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (296)pp. Original cloth-backed decorative wrappers; very slightly bruised and faintly creased, but still a very good copy.

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CAUSLEY, Charles (Charles Stanley), 1917-2003 : JOHNNY ALLELUIA.

CAUSLEY, Charles (Charles Stanley), 1917-2003 : JOHNNY ALLELUIA.

London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. First edition. A collection of thirty-two poems. “Among the English poetry of the last half century, Charles Causley’s could well turn out to be the best loved and most needed” (Ted Hughes).
Post 8vo (21cm). (62),[ii]pp. Original blue and white pictorial boards, lettered in black; very good indeed in the matching dust-jacket – in secondary state, with a 95p over-sticker cancelling the original price – but also very good indeed.

£20

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CHALMERS, Patrick R. (Patrick Reginald), 1872-1942 : KENNETH GRAHAME : LIFE, LETTERS AND UNPUBLISHED WORK.

CHALMERS, Patrick R. (Patrick Reginald), 1872-1942 : KENNETH GRAHAME : LIFE, LETTERS AND UNPUBLISHED WORK.

London : Methuen & Co., 1933. First edition. A full-scale life of Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), including a number of previously unpublished essays and poems, material on the genesis of Wind in the Willows, the Bank of England years, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xviii),(322)pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Folding genealogical table. Original cloth; a touch dulled and darkened; occasional slight spotting, but a very good and sound copy.

£25

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CHANCELLOR, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937 : LOST LONDON : BEING A DESCRIPTION OF LANDMARKS WHICH HAVE DISAPPEARED PICTURED BY J. CROWTHER CIRCA 1879-87 ...

CHANCELLOR, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937 : LOST LONDON : BEING A DESCRIPTION OF LANDMARKS WHICH HAVE DISAPPEARED PICTURED BY J. CROWTHER CIRCA 1879-87 ...

[London] : At the Chiswick Press, for Constable & Co. and Houghton Mifflin, 1926. First edition : limited to 1,025 copies. The artist John Crowther was commissioned either side of 1880 by Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey to make water-colours of London buildings under threat from redevelopment – Beresford Chancellor describes a selection of sixty of them in a circular tour – Chelsea (where Crowther was living in 1881), Westminster, Whitehall, the Strand, the Borough, and home via Stockwell, Vauxhall and Battersea.
Crown 4to (27cm). (xiv),(132),[ii]pp. Sixty plates, many in colour. Original buckram, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; lightly worn, a little bruised and slightly dulled; a few slight marks; front endpaper replaced; a few leaves roughly opened, but a reasonable copy of an attractive production.

£40

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“CHARTERIS, Leslie” – [YIN, Leslie Charles Bowyer, 1907-1993] : FEATURING THE SAINT.

“CHARTERIS, Leslie” – [YIN, Leslie Charles Bowyer, 1907-1993] : FEATURING THE SAINT.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1931. First edition. Three early Simon Templar novellas – “The Logical Adventure”, “The Wonderful War” and “The Man Who Could Not Die”.
Crown 8vo (19cm) . (320)pp. Original red cloth, lettered in black; just lightly sunned; slight nick at head of spine; a few very minor signs of age and use, but a good copy of an early title.

£25

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CHESTERTON, G.K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936 : THE QUEEN OF SEVEN SWORDS.

CHESTERTON, G.K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936 : THE QUEEN OF SEVEN SWORDS.

London : Sheed & Ward, (1926). First edition : in Sullivan’s “A” variant binding. A collection of twenty-five poems, including “The White Witch”, “The Ballad of King Arthur”, “St. George of England”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (50),[ii]pp. Original quarter orange cloth, light violet boards; pale orange title label on upper cover, printed in black; boards just a little sunned; mild spotting of edges; endpapers lightly tanned, but still overall a very good copy. Gift inscription dated 1926 on front free endpaper. Sullivan 65.

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CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : SINISTER ERRAND.

CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : SINISTER ERRAND.

London : Collins, 1945. First edition. “There is no bad Cheyney. Some Cheyney is only better than other Cheyney” – Michael Kells and an errand involving the mysterious “Auntie”, the alluring Janine, the beautiful Mrs Vaile, and the delightful and unfortunate Alison Fredericks.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Original sand cloth, lettered in green; a hint of wear at head; a tiny bruise; slight spotting of top edge; small label removed from title-page, but a good copy in a lightly marked but very good dust-jacket.

£40

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CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : A SPOT OF MURDER AND OTHER STORIES.

CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : A SPOT OF MURDER AND OTHER STORIES.

London : Polybooks, (1946). First edition. “A Spot of Murder” and four further stories, including “Blackout”, all featuring Slim Callaghan.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design in green, orange and black by Reina Mary Sington (1924-2000); some minor wear and marking; some creasing; a couple of nicks; staples rusting, but overall a good copy of a scarce and fragile item. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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CHURCHILL, Winston (Sir Winston Leonard Spencer), 1874-1965 : VICTORY : WAR SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL O.M., C.H., M.P. 1945.

CHURCHILL, Winston (Sir Winston Leonard Spencer), 1874-1965 : VICTORY : WAR SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL O.M., C.H., M.P. 1945.

London : Cassell & Co., (1946). First edition. The great set-piece speeches of 1945 – the atomic bomb, the death of Roosevelt, the 1945 election, etc. The sixth volume of the war speeches, edited by Charles Eade.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),(240)pp. Plates. Original blue cloth, lettered across spine in gilt; some spotting, mainly of edges and prelims, but a very good copy in a lightly worn dust-jacket.

£20

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CLARKE, Lindsay (Victor Lindsay), 1939- : THE CHYMICAL WEDDING : A ROMANCE.

CLARKE, Lindsay (Victor Lindsay), 1939- : THE CHYMICAL WEDDING : A ROMANCE.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1989). First edition. His second novel – the winner of the 1989 Whitbread Fiction Prize. Lives intertwined across time – alchemy, occult, fate, passion and obsession.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 542,[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; very faint spine crease; a few faint marks, but overall a very good copy in the dust-jacket – just lightly used.

£20

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CLEVELY, Hugh (Hugh Desmond) 1897-1964 : CALLING WHITEHALL 1212.

CLEVELY, Hugh (Hugh Desmond) 1897-1964 : CALLING WHITEHALL 1212.

London : Amalgamated Press, [1952]. First edition. Warehouse fire in the London docks, insurance scam, American heiress, down-and-out acrobat, etc. Sexton Blake Library, Third Series, No. 275, issued in November 1952.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). 64pp. Original stapled pictorial wrappers – a design by Eric Parker; spine worn at head and a little tanned; staple rusting, but otherwise a good copy of a fragile production. Ownership initials J. F. on verso of front wrapper.

£10

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COMPTON-BURNETT, Ivy (Dame Ivy), 1884-1969 : A GOD AND HIS GIFTS.

COMPTON-BURNETT, Ivy (Dame Ivy), 1884-1969 : A GOD AND HIS GIFTS.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1963. First edition. “What harm is there in hearing a pin drop?” said Joanna.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 224pp. Original orange boards, lettered on spine in gilt; a handful of edge spots, but very good copy in the original Gollancz yellow dust-jacket, printed in magenta and black – just faintly marked and lightly chipped.

£20

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CONNELLY, Michael, 1956- : THE CONCRETE BLONDE.

CONNELLY, Michael, 1956- : THE CONCRETE BLONDE.

Boston : Little, Brown & Co., (1994). First edition. The third in the Harry Bosch series – Harry is sure that the man he killed was the serial killer known as the Dollmaker, but the evidence starts to suggest otherwise.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],382,[iv]pp. Original boards; just a hint of tanning to endpapers, but a very good, bright, sound and fresh copy in the Steve Snider dust-jacket – equally very good, bright and fresh.

£40

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CONNELLY, Michael, 1956- : ANGELS FLIGHT.

CONNELLY, Michael, 1956- : ANGELS FLIGHT.

London : Orion, (1999). First British edition. Signed by Michael Connelly on the title-page. The sixth Harry Bosch novel – high profile black lawyer found dead on the funicular – and not a detective who wants to touch the case. Los Angeles on a knife-edge.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],360,[ii]pp. Original orange-red boards; a very good copy indeed – bright, fresh and sound – in an equally pristine dust-jacket.

£25

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COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : CONCRETE POEMS.

COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : CONCRETE POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1984). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Stanley Cook. Ten highly concrete poems, six richly silk-screened in colour, the remainder in black and white.
Demy 4to (28cm). [28]pp. Original stiffened blue-grey wrappers, printed in dark red and black; just a touch bruised; a few faint marks; one slight nick, but otherwise a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Lewis 72.

£50

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COOPER, W. Heaton (William Heaton), 1903-1995 : THE TARNS OF LAKELAND.

COOPER, W. Heaton (William Heaton), 1903-1995 : THE TARNS OF LAKELAND.

London : Frederick Warne & Co., 1960 First edition. “The very word tarn – from the Old Norse tjorn, a small lake or a tear-drop – suggests to me an expedition and a discovery” – Cooper describes and gloriously illustrates his beloved Lake District tarns or “eyes of the mountain”. With a foreword by Sir John Hunt.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xlv),(238)pp. Sixteen delightful colour plates and eighty-seven drawings by Cooper. Endpaper maps. Original cobalt blue cloth, blocked in red and lettered in gilt and red; top edge blue; a very good copy indeed – bright, clean and sound – in the original Cooper wrap-around dust-jacket – the jacket price-clipped, just faintly sunned, and with a single short nick, but still very good. Neat contemporary 1960 gift inscription to Freda from Gerald.

£30

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“COOPER, William” – [HOFF, Harry Summerfield, 1910-2002] : FROM EARLY LIFE.

“COOPER, William” – [HOFF, Harry Summerfield, 1910-2002] : FROM EARLY LIFE.

London : Macmillan London, (1990). First edition. “Written in the rinsed-pebble prose of an outstanding man of letters” – the early reminiscences of the author of “Scenes from Provincial Life”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(170),[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered on spine in gilt; very good in the Paul Collicut dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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CORTON, Christine L., 1958- : LONDON FOG : THE BIOGRAPHY.

CORTON, Christine L., 1958- : LONDON FOG : THE BIOGRAPHY.

Cambridge (MA) : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, (2015). First edition. A thoroughly engaging history of the London pea-souper, the London particular – in literature, in art and in reality – from the Dickensian gloom, through decades of attempted remedy and legislation, to the Clean Air acts of the mid twentieth century.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],(392),[vi]pp. Numerous illustrations, some coloured. Original cloth-backed boards; very good in the dust-jacket, also very good.

£20

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COULSON, Anthony J. (Anthony John), 1944-2000 : A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DESIGN IN BRITAIN : 1851-1970.

COULSON, Anthony J. (Anthony John), 1944-2000 : A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DESIGN IN BRITAIN : 1851-1970.

London : Design Council, (1979). First edition. Itself execrably designed, but an exhaustive subject bibliography – design, designers, colour, ornament, pattern, graphic and print design, interior design, furniture design, costume, fashion, and much more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (300),[iv]pp. Original boards; endpapers lightly tanned, a few faint marks, but a very good copy in a lightly rubbed dust-jacket.

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COUZYN, Jeni, 1942-  – editor : TWELVE TO TWELVE : POETRY D-DAY : CAMDEN FESTIVAL 1970.

COUZYN, Jeni, 1942- – editor : TWELVE TO TWELVE : POETRY D-DAY : CAMDEN FESTIVAL 1970.

London : Poets Trust, 1970. First edition : the trade issue. A poem specially commissioned from each of twelve poets – Michael Hamburger, Adrian Henri, Lee Harwood, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Tom Pickard, William Plomer, Peter Redgrove, Jon Silkin and Stevie Smith. A programme for the Poetry D-Day events is loosely inserted.
Crown 4to (24cm). (52),[iv]pp. Original stiff wrappers – a Walter Partridge design in red, dark brown and cream; spine sunned; wrappers a little bruised, with slight corner crease to lower wrapper; a good copy of a fragile production.

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CROFT-COOKE, Rupert, 1903-1979 : THE LAST OF SPRING.

CROFT-COOKE, Rupert, 1903-1979 : THE LAST OF SPRING.

London : Putnam & Co., 1964. First edition. An autobiographical account of Croft-Cooke in his twenties, with interesting material on his time dealing in rare books and first editions with a shop in Rochester, the publication of his earliest novels, journeys abroad, and incidental material on other writers, including Lord Alfred Douglas, Dorothy Richardson, Louis Golding, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (206),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge red; a few slight marks and spots, but a very good copy in the delightful Val Biro dust-jacket – a bookshop interior – a little worn, lightly sunned and slightly tanned. Bookplate of Meroë Fleming.

£20

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CROSBY, Theo, 1925-1994 – editor : LE CORBUSIER : ARCHITECTURE : PAINTING : SCULPTURE : TAPESTRIES.

CROSBY, Theo, 1925-1994 – editor : LE CORBUSIER : ARCHITECTURE : PAINTING : SCULPTURE : TAPESTRIES.

Liverpool : Walker Art Gallery / London : Building Centre, (1958). First edition. The illustrated catalogue of the exhibition held in Liverpool and London in the winter of 1958-1959. Includes Herbert Read on Le Corbusier as a poet, further essays, a chronology, a bibliography, and numerous illustrations.
Medium 8vo (23cm). 120pp. Photographs. Illustrations. Advertisements. With the separately printed lecture list loosely inserted. Original wrappers; spine faintly tanned, but otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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CROWLEY, Mart, 1935- : THE BOYS IN THE BAND.

CROWLEY, Mart, 1935- : THE BOYS IN THE BAND.

New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1968). First edition. His first play, produced off-Broadway in 1968 and subsequently made into the memorable 1970 William Friedkin film.
Post 8vo (21cm). [vi],182,[iv]pp. Original sand cloth, lettered down spine in metallic green, magenta and blue; a very good copy in the striking original Diane and Leo Dillon dust-jacket – lightly sunned, with a few faint marks and one short nick to lower panel. Neat illegible name on front free endpaper.

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CURTIS, Simon, 1943-2013 : SPORTS EXTRA : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS.

CURTIS, Simon, 1943-2013 : SPORTS EXTRA : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS.

Todmorden : Littlewood Press, (1988). First edition. A collection of forty poems, thirty previously unpublished in book form, from the Burnley-born poet. Includes “Thinking of Matthew Arnold on the M62”, “Leaving Towcester Vicarage”, “Picasso, Late Drawings, at Geneva”, etc. “How rare it is these days to come across a good new poet (one who attracts on a first reading and yet requires many subsequent ones to be fully appreciated)” – (Kingsley Amis).
Foolscap 4to (21cm). (52)pp. Original white wrappers, decorated and printed in black, maroon, orange and blue design by Stephen Pickles; very good.

£20

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CUSK, Rachel, 1967- : THE COUNTRY LIFE.

CUSK, Rachel, 1967- : THE COUNTRY LIFE.

London : Picador, (1997). First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Her third novel – “as clever and unnerving as a box full of monkeys, turning nothing more than a hot week in the country into something funny, affecting, and quite alarmingly original” (Philip Hensher).
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],(342),[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered on spine in silver; a very good copy indeed in the Frances Oliver dust-jacket – equally very good indeed.

£25

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CZERNIAWSKI, Adam, 1934- : SCENES FROM A DISTURBED CHILDHOOD.

CZERNIAWSKI, Adam, 1934- : SCENES FROM A DISTURBED CHILDHOOD.

London : Serpent’s Tail, (1991). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1991) by Adam Czerniawski. Memoirs of an extraordinary childhood – Poland, escape to the Middle East, and then to England.
Post 8vo (20cm). xx,(168),[ii],[2]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original pictorial wrappers; very slightly bruised, but still a very good copy.

£20

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DAHL, Roald, 1916-1990 : MORE TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED.

DAHL, Roald, 1916-1990 : MORE TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED.

London : Michael Joseph, (1980). First edition. A TV-tie-in collection of nine short stories, some old, some new – with four appearing in book form for the first time. Includes “Georgy Porgy”, “The Umbrella Man”, “Mr Botibol”, “Vengeance is Mine Inc.”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (128)pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; faint fringe of discolouration to endpapers, but otherwise very good in the dust-jacket – also very good save a few faint marks and some spotting to inner flaps.

£25

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“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  THE TWIST!

“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : THE TWIST!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1953). First edition. “Two dangerous men, two lovely women, in the deadly game of ‘Change Your Partners’”. Rainbow Book No. 128.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-(130)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor rubbing and light creasing; slight vertical crease, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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DAVIS, Richard W., 1935-2015 : THE ENGLISH ROTHSCHILDS.

DAVIS, Richard W., 1935-2015 : THE ENGLISH ROTHSCHILDS.

London : William Collins Sons & Co., (1983). First edition. The young Nathan Rothschild came to England from Frankfurt as a cloth merchant speaking little English – within fifteen years he was financing Wellington’s army. The first history of this extraordinary family based on the Rothschild archive.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 272pp. Plates. Portraits. Genealogical tables on endpapers. Original boards; a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

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DAY LEWIS, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 : THE BURIED DAY.

DAY LEWIS, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 : THE BURIED DAY.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First edition. Autobiography of the poet and (as Nicholas Blake) crime-writer.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (244)pp. Plates. Portraits. Original tan buckram, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; a few minor signs of age and use, but overall a very good copy in the Reynolds Stone dust-jacket – just lightly tanned and slightly spotted, with a chip to rear panel. Contemporary (1961) ownership inscription of Mary Mitchell.

£20

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DE POLNAY, Peter, 1906-1984 : TRAVELLING LIGHT : A GUIDE TO FOREIGN PARTS.

DE POLNAY, Peter, 1906-1984 : TRAVELLING LIGHT : A GUIDE TO FOREIGN PARTS.

London : Hollis & Carter, (1959). First edition. A witty guide for the new generation of innocent and not-so-innocent tourists, delightfully illustrated by Anton.
Post 8vo (22cm). (128)pp. Illustrations. Original red boards, ruled and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the original Anton dust-jacket – a pictorial design in red, white and black – price-clipped, very slightly rubbed and lightly tanned, but also very good.

£15

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DELL, Ethel M. (Ethel Mary), 1881-1939 : THE HUNDREDTH CHANCE.

DELL, Ethel M. (Ethel Mary), 1881-1939 : THE HUNDREDTH CHANCE.

London : Hutchinson & Co., 1917. First edition. “My dear Maud, I hope I am not lacking in proper pride. But it is an accepted – though painful – fact that beggars cannot be choosers”. Racehorse trainer (strong, silent type) marries above himself. Her runaway bestseller, soon turned into stage and screen versions – a small local lending library in Hastings was advertising in May 1917 that it had acquired fifty copies to meet the inordinate demand.
Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,424pp. Original green cloth, patterned in blind and ruled, blocked and lettered in black; some minor rubbing; some faint edge spots; some tanning to first and last leaves, but still a very good copy.

£25

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DOBRÉE, Bonamy, 1891-1974 – editor : FROM ANNE TO VICTORIA : ESSAYS BY VARIOUS HANDS.

DOBRÉE, Bonamy, 1891-1974 – editor : FROM ANNE TO VICTORIA : ESSAYS BY VARIOUS HANDS.

London : Cassell & Co., (1937). First edition. Essays literary, artistic and historical – the contributors including W. H. Auden (on Alexander Pope), T. S. Eliot (on Lord Byron), Graham Greene (on Henry Fielding and Laurence Sterne), Edwin Muir (on Walter Scott), Herbert Read (on William Hogarth), George Santayana (on Bishop Berkeley), John Sparrow (on Lord Mansfield), Rebecca West (on Elizabeth Montagu), Leonard Woolf (on Tom Paine), etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). x,630pp. Original cloth gilt; slight dimple on spine; small mark on upper cover; a few faint marks and spots; faint discolouration to rear endpaper, but still overall a very good copy.

£25

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“DONOVAN, Dick” – [MUDDOCK, James Edward, 1843-1934] : “JIM THE PENMAN” : THE LIFE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST ASTOUNDING CRIMINALS THAT HAVE [sic] EVER LIVED.

“DONOVAN, Dick” – [MUDDOCK, James Edward, 1843-1934] : “JIM THE PENMAN” : THE LIFE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST ASTOUNDING CRIMINALS THAT HAVE [sic] EVER LIVED.

London : George Newnes, 1901. First edition. “Leave me woman; for heaven’s sake, leave me; do not taunt me into madness ...” – a taut thriller from the enduringly popular Southampton-born writer who also went by the name of Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock.
Crown 8vo (20cm). vi,378pp. Original decorative cloth gilt; lightly rubbed and marked; endpapers lightly tanned, but still an attractive copy. Partially removed contemporary school prize-label on front paste-down. Hubin p.120.

£40

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“DUDLEY, Ernest” – [COLTMAN-ALLEN, Vivian Ernest, 1908-2006] – editor : ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE READER.

“DUDLEY, Ernest” – [COLTMAN-ALLEN, Vivian Ernest, 1908-2006] – editor : ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE READER.

London : T. V. Boardman & Co., (1948). First edition. The BBC’s colourful Armchair Detective, variously actor, journalist, novelist, and script-writer, introduces a dozen favourite stories – by Nicholas Blake, Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts, Dudley himself, Anthony Gilbert, Gladys Mitchell, Ellery Queen, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial wrappers – the artwork by Denis McLoughlin; a little rubbed and worn; slightly creased; text lightly tanned, but a good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in the major UK libraries. TVB Books 49.

£15

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DUNCAN, Ronald (Ronald Frederick Henry), 1914-1982 : SAINT SPIV.

DUNCAN, Ronald (Ronald Frederick Henry), 1914-1982 : SAINT SPIV.

London : Dennis Dobson, (1961). First edition. Very much a London novel – starting in Stockwell and recounting the satirical tale of a spiv who suddenly finds himself possessed of the power of healing.
Post 8vo (21cm). 192pp. Original black boards, lettered in silver; endpapers very slightly tanned, but otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy in the original dust-jacket – a stylish pictorial design in red, green and black on white – just a touch dusty, but otherwise very good indeed.

£20

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DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE APPLE FALL.

DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE APPLE FALL.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1983). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Helen Dunmore on the title-page. Her first book – a collection of forty-seven poems, including poems on Zelda Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, Greenham Common, second marriages, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (64)pp. Original wrappers, printed in apple green and black, with designs by Pete Henry; very slightly bruised at one corner, but a very good copy.

£40

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DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : MOURNING RUBY.

DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : MOURNING RUBY.

London : Viking, (2003). First edition. Signed by Helen Dunmore on the title-page. Abandoned baby grows up – memory, history, love, loss and mourning.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [iv],(310),[vi]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the dust-jacket, also very good indeed, fresh and unworn.

£20

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DUPERRAULT, Doug (Ralph Douglas), 1928-2005 : CONFESSIONS OF A DIME-A-DANCE QUEEN.

DUPERRAULT, Doug (Ralph Douglas), 1928-2005 : CONFESSIONS OF A DIME-A-DANCE QUEEN.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). First edition. “For one thin dime any man could hold the gorgeous blonde in his arms, but after hours Donna Lewis couldn’t be had for any price ...”. Ecstasy novel for November 1950.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly rubbed; one corner a little bruised and creased, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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EDWARDES, Blair : THE IMPATIENT MISS BLACKET.

EDWARDES, Blair : THE IMPATIENT MISS BLACKET.

London : James Macmillan, [1948]. First edition. A tale of murder and counterfeit at an English country house, which works well enough as a comedy of manners between tough crime reporter Mike Manstone, Inspector Clarke of the Yard (“Hack” and “Sleuth” to each other), and Manstone’s long-suffering girlfriend Jane. As a murder mystery it ranks nowhere. The cover artist was evidently not paid well enough to read the book (or perhaps paid more to ignore it) – the woman with the gun should be wearing a “concealing hood” and “a great shapeless garment” at the time.
Post 8vo (20cm). 96pp. Original stapled stiff card wrappers; acid-free tape repair and strengthening to spine beneath the dust-jacket; staples rusted and discoloured; a few spots, but a good copy in the attached dust-jacket – busty brunette, smoking gun, etc. – the jacket a little rubbed, worn, and discoloured by staples on lower wrapper. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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FAULKS, Sebastian, 1953- : ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET.

FAULKS, Sebastian, 1953- : ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET.

London : Hutchinson, (2001). First edition. Signed by Sebastian Faulks on the title-page. The ending of the Eisenhower years, the Kennedy campaign, Washington 1959 – a novel to the jazz rhythms of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(342),[iv]pp. Original green boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; very good in the Robert Harding dust-jacket – price clipped, but with minimal signs of use. Gift inscription on half-title.

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“FICKLING, G.G.” – [FICKLING, Forrest & FICKLING, Gloria] :   THE CASE OF THE RADIOACTIVE REDHEAD.

“FICKLING, G.G.” – [FICKLING, Forrest & FICKLING, Gloria] : THE CASE OF THE RADIOACTIVE REDHEAD.

New York : Belmont Productions, (1963). First edition. An Erik March mystery – private eye meets curvaceous kook.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 141,[iii]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; all edges green; some light wear and minor creasing; slight darkening to spine; lower edge slightly damp-marked, with some staining to foot of text; a serviceable copy.

£10

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FIRTH, N. Wesley (Norman Wesley), 1920-1949 : “OUT FOR THE COUNT”.

FIRTH, N. Wesley (Norman Wesley), 1920-1949 : “OUT FOR THE COUNT”.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), 1947. First edition. Newly found wealth, young love, deceiving men, arrest in Piccadilly Circus, and an act of questionable morality at the Chelsea Arts Ball. Firth in fine and rollicking form.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 194 (i.e.192)pp. Original blue boards, lettered in black; a touch sunned at tips, faint spine crease, but otherwise a very good copy in the charming dust-jacket by H. W. Perl (1897-1952) – rubbed, a little creased, price-clipped, chipped at head, tail and corners, with a larger (4 x 2.5cm) portion missing from rear panel and some nicks and short tears, but substantially complete and a rare and fragile survival.

£25

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FISHER, F.J. (Frederick Jack), 1908-1988 – editor : ESSAYS IN THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND IN HONOUR OF R. H. TAWNEY ...

FISHER, F.J. (Frederick Jack), 1908-1988 – editor : ESSAYS IN THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND IN HONOUR OF R. H. TAWNEY ...

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1961. First edition. Ten essays in honour of the great economic historian’s eightieth birthday – by Robert Ashton, Maurice Beresford, D. C. Coleman, Jack Fisher himself, Christopher Hill, Lawrence Stone, Joan Thirsk and others.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],(236)pp. Portrait frontispiece. Original cloth; top edge lightly spotted; endpapers slightly tanned, but a very good copy in a lightly worn dust-jacket – slightly tanned and a touch dusty.

£20

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FITZGERALD, Kevin (Kevin Columba), 1902-1993 : QUIET UNDER THE SUN : A STORY FOR A JOURNEY.

FITZGERALD, Kevin (Kevin Columba), 1902-1993 : QUIET UNDER THE SUN : A STORY FOR A JOURNEY.

London : William Heinemann, (1953). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed and dated (1953) by Fitzgerald. “I came back to my flat an hour before my normal time and entered my sitting-room at the moment poor Edwards was being shot by a gloved man in a stocking mask” – trusted head of government department engaged on secret work disappears – traps, betrayals, Spanish bandits, and the sinister brotherhood of Los Pobrecitos Locos – the Poor Little Crazy Ones.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(212)pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; device in blind on lower cover; faint spine crease; mild spotting of edges, but a good and sound copy.

£20

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FLETCHER, J.S. (Joseph Smith), 1863-1935 : FALSE SCENT.

FLETCHER, J.S. (Joseph Smith), 1863-1935 : FALSE SCENT.

London : Herbert Jenkins, 1924. First edition. “Stevenege, who in spite of his comparative youth, was already a man of achievement and further promise in the Criminal Investigation Department, was one of those wise persons who cherish a hobby ...”. A mystery with a Yorkshire setting from Joseph Smith Fletcher, journalist and crime-writer of the Golden Age.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (312),[viii]pp. Original green cloth, blocked and lettered in black; edges a little spotted, but a very good, bright and firm copy.

£25

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FOOT, M.R.D. (Michael Richard Daniell), 1919-2012 & LANGLEY, J.M. (James Maydon), 1916-1983 : MI9 : THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE THAT FOSTERED ESCAPE AND EVASION 1939-1945 AND ITS AMERICAN COUNTERPART.

FOOT, M.R.D. (Michael Richard Daniell), 1919-2012 & LANGLEY, J.M. (James Maydon), 1916-1983 : MI9 : THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE THAT FOSTERED ESCAPE AND EVASION 1939-1945 AND ITS AMERICAN COUNTERPART.

London : Bodley Head, (1979). First edition. The hitherto secret world of MI9 – coded letters, money, maps, clothes, compasses and hacksaws – some extraordinary stories and extraordinary escapes from behind enemy lines. With a foreword by Field-Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, K.G.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (366)pp. Maps. Illustrations. Original boards; a few faint edge-spots, but a very good copy in a very lightly used dust-jacket.

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FORD, Richard, 1944- : WILDLIFE.

FORD, Richard, 1944- : WILDLIFE.

New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990). First edition. Signed by Richard Ford on the title-page. His highly acclaimed fourth novel – on the edge of the Great Plains and “coming out into the world as it is and not as we had hoped, but as it resolutely is”.
Crown 4to (24cm). [x],(178),[ii],[2]pp. Original grey cloth, lettered in metallic pink; top edge slightly spotted, but otherwise a very good copy in the Marc Cohen dust-jacket – fresh, bright and unflawed.

£40

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FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George, 1854-1929 : STUDIES IN CARTO-BIBLIOGRAPHY BRITISH AND FRENCH : AND IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITINERARIES AND ROAD-BOOKS.

FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George, 1854-1929 : STUDIES IN CARTO-BIBLIOGRAPHY BRITISH AND FRENCH : AND IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITINERARIES AND ROAD-BOOKS.

London : Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1969. A photo-litho reprint of the original 1914 edition. Fordham coined the word cartobibliography – and the present collection of essays includes material on county maps (especially Hertfordshire); British and Irish road-books; maps of the Fens; John Cary; map cataloguing; cartography of the French provinces to 1757, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [4],(x),180pp. Illustrations. Original boards; a very good copy.

£20

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FOSTER, George C. (George Cecil), 1893-1975 : CRACKSMEN ALL.

FOSTER, George C. (George Cecil), 1893-1975 : CRACKSMEN ALL.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1943]. First edition. The Secretary of State in time of war has need of the services of Herbert and Horace, professional cracksmen. The statesmanlike burglary does not go according to plan.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (206)pp. Original orange cloth, lettered, ruled and blocked in black; a few marks; very slight spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy.

£15

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FOWLER, Roy (Roy Alexander), 1923-1997 : THE FILM IN FRANCE.

FOWLER, Roy (Roy Alexander), 1923-1997 : THE FILM IN FRANCE.

London : Pendulum Publications, 1946. First edition. An interesting study of the very distinctive French cinema of the period, illustrated with numerous photographs and stills – Jean Cocteau, Josette Day, Jean Marais, Les Enfants du Paradis, Odette Joyeux, Sacha Guitry, La Nuit Fantastique, etc.
Foolscap 4to (16cm). 56pp. Original boards; staples rusting, but otherwise a very good copy in the highly attractive original dust-jacket, lightly worn, slightly chipped, a little split and repaired, but complete.

£15

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : RISK.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : RISK.

London : Michael Joseph, (1977). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (Christmas 1977) by Dick Francis on front free endpaper. The world of Roland Britten, chartered accountant and amateur jump jockey, starts to unravel on Gold Cup day.
Post 8vo (21cm). (252),[iv]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; slightly bruised; small mark on front free endpaper; a few edge-spots, but a good copy in the original Chris Yates dust-jacket, just lightly marked and with a couple of minor nicks and creases.

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : DECIDER.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : DECIDER.

London : Michael Joseph, (1993). First edition. Stratton Park racecourse, privately owned, faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(278),[iv]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the John Knights dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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FRANKLYN, Julian, 1899-1970 : A DICTIONARY OF RHYMING SLANG.

FRANKLYN, Julian, 1899-1970 : A DICTIONARY OF RHYMING SLANG.

London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1961). Second edition : with an additional preface and an interesting appendix not contained in the original edition published the previous year. An absorbing Captain (Cook), Jackdaw (and Rook), or Joe (Hook), giving not just Cockney, but also Australian, American and Irish usages, with an important introductory essay, an index of meanings, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xiv),(202)pp. Original cloth; a very good copy in a worn, torn, somewhat soiled and price-clipped dust-jacket.

£15

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GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : CAUGHT ON BLUE.

GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : CAUGHT ON BLUE.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : limited to 600 copies. Inscribed and signed by Roger Garfitt. His first collection – twenty-six poems, including “On Lily-Grained Paper, Edges Gilt”, “In the Library”, “Fashion Model”, “I Came to London”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [ii],(28),[ii]pp. Original grey stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; staples lightly rusted, but a very good copy.

£20

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GARTH, Alan : A HISTORY OF THE PUBLICITY CLUB OF LONDON.

GARTH, Alan : A HISTORY OF THE PUBLICITY CLUB OF LONDON.

[London : Publicity Club of London, 1978]. First edition. Essentially a history of the British advertising industry and its leading figures from the founding of the Club in 1913. With a foreword by Sir Ralph Perring.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). 48pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth gilt; very good indeed.

£20

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GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan, 1933- : ONE FOOT IN THE CLOUDS.

GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan, 1933- : ONE FOOT IN THE CLOUDS.

London : Hamish Hamilton, (1961). First edition. His first book – a novel set on the rarer fringes of London literary society.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 288pp. Original orange-red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a few edge-spots, but a very good, bright and sound copy in the original dust-jacket – a pictorial design by Quentin Blake in purple, ochre and black on white – also very good indeed.

£20

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“GAWSWORTH, John” – [ARMSTRONG, Terence Ian Fytton, 1912-1970] : MARLOW HILL : POEMS.

“GAWSWORTH, John” – [ARMSTRONG, Terence Ian Fytton, 1912-1970] : MARLOW HILL : POEMS.

London : Richards Press, (1941). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to “Francis, from his friend the writer”, signed with initials, and dated (1950) by John Gawsworth on the half-title. A wartime collection of thirty-one poems, including “In my Soft Earth Torpedo Bombs”, “Draw Love’s Coverlet like Water”, “Groping Forward”, “To Possess You Would be to Cage Sunlight”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 30,[ii]pp. Original plain white stapled wrappers; staples rusting, but otherwise very good in the original yellow dust-jacket, lettered in black – just lightly marked.

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GIBSON, William (William Ford), 1948- : IDORU.

GIBSON, William (William Ford), 1948- : IDORU.

London : Viking, (1996). First British edition. A strange predictive tale of the beautiful, mysterious and entirely virtual media star – from the man who coined the term cyberspace.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],292,[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in silver; just a hint of bruising, but a very good copy in the Gary Marsh dust-jacket – similarly with a hint of bruising, but also very good.

£20

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“GILBERT, John” – [HARRISON, John Gilbert, 1912-2003] : THE FLY PAPER.

“GILBERT, John” – [HARRISON, John Gilbert, 1912-2003] : THE FLY PAPER.

London : Arthur Barker, (1961). First edition. Hate, revenge and death – Janine (fatally tender), Samuel Boone (tycoon with conscience), and Kovas (communist seeking revenge) – Peter and Janine drawn into an inescapable cycle.
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original green cloth, lettered in black; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the Eileen Walton dust-jacket – just lightly worn at extremities and slightly marked on lower panel, but also very good.

£20

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GLASS, Frederick J. (Frederick James), 1881-1930 : DRAWING DESIGN AND CRAFT-WORK FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ETC.

GLASS, Frederick J. (Frederick James), 1881-1930 : DRAWING DESIGN AND CRAFT-WORK FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ETC.

London : B. T. Batsford, [1920]. First edition. A beautifully illustrated and produced guide to the basics of design, with material on mass and silhouette, brushwork, light and shade, pattern, interlacing, scrolls, cartouches, lettering, heraldry, textures, colour, etc., as well as guidance on wood-block cutting, linocuts, wood-carving, stencilling, leatherwork, metalwork, inlaying, marquetry, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (viii),(216)pp. Numerous full-page illustrations. Original decorative cloth, blocked in an elaborate pattern; endpapers slightly tanned; a few faint signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£25

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“GLYDER, John” – [ROPER, Allen George, 1888-1957] : RUDE AWAKENING.

“GLYDER, John” – [ROPER, Allen George, 1888-1957] : RUDE AWAKENING.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1948]. First edition. “His was the white flower of a blameless life till the day he was sent to Somerset on business. For then immediately followed the unfortunate incident of the Anthology of Verse, the lost bus, and the peculiar effects of a glass of cider”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (252),[iv]pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a few faint edge-spots, but a bright, clean and fresh copy in the original Frank Ford dust-jacket – just a little used, slightly rubbed and scuffed, with some nicks and short tears, but still complete and attractive.

£20

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“GLYDER, John” – [ROPER, Allen George, 1888-1957] : WOMAN FRIDAY.

“GLYDER, John” – [ROPER, Allen George, 1888-1957] : WOMAN FRIDAY.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [ca.1935]. Popular edition. “‘Damn!’ commented Peter Pettigrew. ‘It’s a woman! Looks dangerously like one anyhow’”. A life of rabid bachelordom rudely interrupted. First published in 1932.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (248)pp. Original grey cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; spine a little spotted, especially where the jacket is defective; some spotting of edges and endpapers, but a good and sound copy in the original pictorial Philip Simmons dust-jacket – somewhat worn, torn and repaired, as well as lacking the top 4cm (inch and a half) of the spine.

£20

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[GOLDRING, Douglas, 1887-1960] – “FRANCIS, Raymond” : LOOKING FOR GEORGIAN ENGLAND.

[GOLDRING, Douglas, 1887-1960] – “FRANCIS, Raymond” : LOOKING FOR GEORGIAN ENGLAND.

London : Macdonald & Co. (Publishers), (1952). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author (under his real name) to John Foster White (1921-1997), the editor of the book and responsible for collecting the photographs with which it is illustrated. “A well-written non-technical survey by one who loves buildings and can express delight in them. It is illustrated with well chosen photographs of such places as Brighton, Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Blandford, Farnham, Ramsgate, and many towns with unsuspected Georgian beauty” (John Betjeman).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (244)pp. Over 100 photographs. Original cloth; a very good copy in the original Roy Sanford dust-jacket – the jacket lightly worn, a touch dulled and a little marked.

£25

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[GOLDRING, Douglas, 1887-1960] – “FRANCIS, Raymond” : LOOKING FOR ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND.

[GOLDRING, Douglas, 1887-1960] – “FRANCIS, Raymond” : LOOKING FOR ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND.

London : Macdonald & Co. (Publishers), (1954). First edition. A delightful and well-illustrated personal quest for echoes of the Elizabethan age in brick, stone and local memory – not just the great aristocratic houses, but the manors, farms, inns and homes of the less exalted. With chapters on Devon; mansions and manors; grammar schools; Shakespeare country; Gayhurst and Buckinghamshire; Elizabethan Kent; East Anglia; the Cotswolds; the Elizabethan inn, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 238,[ii]pp. Ninety-seven photographs. Original boards; a very good copy in the original Roy Sanford dust-jacket – just lightly used, but also very good. Although not so marked, this copy comes from the library of the book’s editor, John Foster White (1921-1997), who was responsible for collecting and choosing the illustrations.

£25

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GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : THE VERY FRAGANT DEATH OF PAUL GAUGUIN.

GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : THE VERY FRAGANT DEATH OF PAUL GAUGUIN.

Hungerford : Rivelin Grapheme Press, 1987. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Henry Graham. Thirty-four poems, with illustrations by Don McKinlay. Includes “Yellow Morning”, “Terminal Ward”, “Bedtime with Kafka”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (52)pp. Original white wrappers, lettered in black and illustrated in red; very good.

£15

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GRAHAM, Virginia (Virginia Margaret), 1910-1993 : SELECTED VERSES BY VIRGINIA GRAHAM : 1939-1945.

GRAHAM, Virginia (Virginia Margaret), 1910-1993 : SELECTED VERSES BY VIRGINIA GRAHAM : 1939-1945.

Welwyn Garden City : [Privately Printed, 1945]. First edition. A collection of sixty-two wartime poems – “Air Raid over Bristol”, “Switch It Off!”, “The Second Front”, “Panic”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [ii],44,[ii]pp. Original purple wrappers, ruled and lettered in silver; very good. Just two copies (British Library and National Library of Scotland) located in major UK libraries.

£25

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GRAHAM, Virginia (Virginia Margaret), 1910-1993 : CONSIDER THE YEARS : 1938-1946.

GRAHAM, Virginia (Virginia Margaret), 1910-1993 : CONSIDER THE YEARS : 1938-1946.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1946). First edition. A collection of over 100 wartime poems – many originally written for “Punch”. Includes “Fox-Trot”, “Ladies in Waiting”, “London Nocturne”, “Air Raid”, “Berserk”, “Lebensraum”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 96pp. Original bright yellow cloth, blocked and lettered in black; a very good bright, sound and clean copy in the original dust-jacket – a patterned design in yellow, pink and black on white – lightly worn, slightly chipped and a little tanned, with a small repair at head.

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GRANT, Duncan (Duncan James Corrowr), 1885-1978 : DUNCAN GRANT : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER VI.

GRANT, Duncan (Duncan James Corrowr), 1885-1978 : DUNCAN GRANT : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER VI.

London : Fleuron, (1927). First edition. An attractive little introduction to Duncan Grant and his work – seventeen plates of his oil-paintings, most from private collections, with an introduction by W. G. Constable (1887-1976). Printed at the Curwen Press.
Pott 4to (17cm). [vi]pp. Seventeen plates. Original decorative patterned boards; boards a little rubbed and tanned, but a good copy.

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GRAVES, Charles (Charles Patrick Ranke), 1899-1971 : PANORAMA.

GRAVES, Charles (Charles Patrick Ranke), 1899-1971 : PANORAMA.

London : Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932. First edition. Ebullient essays from the younger brother of Robert Graves – on Edinburgh, North Berwick, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Norwich, the flotsam and jetsam of London, the City of London, prize-fighting, high life, the circus, horse-racing, and much more.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). 318,[ii]pp. Original orange cloth over thin boards; very good in a lightly worn and slightly repaired dust-jacket.

£20

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GRAVES, Robert (Robert von Ranke), 1895-1985 & HODGE, Alan, 1915-1979 : THE LONG WEEK-END : A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN 1918-1939.

GRAVES, Robert (Robert von Ranke), 1895-1985 & HODGE, Alan, 1915-1979 : THE LONG WEEK-END : A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN 1918-1939.

London : Faber & Faber, (1940). First edition. An absorbing thematic account of the interwar years, with chapters, inter alia, on revolutions averted; women; reading; politics; sex; amusements; screen and stage; domestic life; sport; the Depression; pacifism, nudism and hiking; the Loch Ness Monster; the Lambeth Walk, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 472pp. Original brown cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; a touch bruised; a few faint marks; endpapers and outer leaves a little spotted and tanned, but still overall a very good copy.

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“GREEN, Henry” – [YORKE, Henry Vincent, 1905-1973] : DOTING : A NOVEL.

“GREEN, Henry” – [YORKE, Henry Vincent, 1905-1973] : DOTING : A NOVEL.

London : Hogarth Press, 1952. First edition. A middle-aged London couple have evenings apart – alright until a younger woman appears.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(252)pp. Original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt; small spot on lower edge, but a very good copy in the Lynton Lamb dust-jacket – a little worn and just slightly chipped at extremities.

£40

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GREEN, Jonathon, 1948- : CHASING THE SUN : DICTIONARY-MAKERS AND THE DICTIONARIES THEY MADE.

GREEN, Jonathon, 1948- : CHASING THE SUN : DICTIONARY-MAKERS AND THE DICTIONARIES THEY MADE.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1996). First edition. A history of the dictionary in England and America.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (424)pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original boards; faint spine crease; text slightly tanned, but otherwise very good in a slightly creased dust-jacket.

£20

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GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1983). First edition. Signed by Philip Gross on the title-page. His first collection – nineteen poems, including “The Site of the Crystal Palace”, “The Ice Factory”, “A Plague of Jellyfish”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 32pp. Original green pictorial wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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GUTTERIDGE, Bernard, 1916-1985 : TRAVELLER’S EYE : POEMS.

GUTTERIDGE, Bernard, 1916-1985 : TRAVELLER’S EYE : POEMS.

London : George Routledge & Sons, (1947). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to “Peter & Joan”, signed with forename, and dated (1963) by Bernard Gutteridge. A collection of thirty-five poems, many written while on active service overseas, and including “In September 1939”, “Mandalay”, “The Enemy Dead”, “Sniper”, “Bombay”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 64pp. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; text and endleaves faintly tanned; final two leaves slightly nicked, but a very good, bright and sound copy.

£20

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HAMPSON, Rodney : LONGTON POTTERS : 1700-1865.

HAMPSON, Rodney : LONGTON POTTERS : 1700-1865.

Stoke-on-Trent : City Museum & Art Gallery, (1990). First edition. A detailed and invaluable reference guide incorporating the available facts relating to over 600 master potters and over 300 earthenware and china businesses which flourished in the southernmost and busiest of the six towns of the Potteries – businesses, principals, works, products and reference notes. Volume 14 in the Stoke “Ceramic History” series.
Pott folio (30cm). viii,236pp. Maps. Illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers; a very good copy.

£30

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HARDY, Jason : FIGHTINGS – EPIGRAMS – ETC.

HARDY, Jason : FIGHTINGS – EPIGRAMS – ETC.

Epping : Ember Press, (1975). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies. Twenty-seven poems, etc., including “Fee Speech”, “Prose-titute”, “Advertlying”, “Bacon and Dregs”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 28pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; spotted and slightly creased, but a good copy of an uncommon book.

£15

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HARE, David (Sir David), 1947- : THE SECRET RAPTURE.

HARE, David (Sir David), 1947- : THE SECRET RAPTURE.

London : Faber & Faber, (1988). First edition. “An elderly antiquarian bookseller has just died at his home in the country ... a mordant comedy of manners”.
Post 8vo (20cm). [xii],(84)pp. Original wrappers – a design in blue, yellow and black on white – very good.

£25

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HARRIS, Robert (Robert Dennis), 1957- : ENIGMA.

HARRIS, Robert (Robert Dennis), 1957- : ENIGMA.

London : Hutchinson, (1995). First edition. His second novel – Bletchley Park, the Ultra Secret, etc. – filmed with Saffron Burrows, Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, etc., with a Tom Stoppard screenplay, in 2001.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],390,[ii]pp. Endpaper plans. Original black boards, lettered in silver; a few faint signs of use, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – equally with just minimal signs of use.

£25

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HARSENT, David, 1942- : FROM AN INLAND SEA.

HARSENT, David, 1942- : FROM AN INLAND SEA.

Harmondsworth : Viking, (1985). First edition. “An outrageously funny dinner party, a separation, a shooting weekend, a brutal moment glimpsed through a window, a brawl in a London flat, a manic photographic session, a crazed drive through southern France ... comic and passionate, menacing and desolate” – a novel from the poet also known under other names as the crime writers Jack Curtis and David Lawrence.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],(182),[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered in silver; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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HART, Josephine, 1942-2011 : DAMAGE.

HART, Josephine, 1942-2011 : DAMAGE.

London : Chatto & Windus, (1991). First edition. Signed by Josephine Hart on the title-page. Her first novel, dedicated to her husband, Maurice Saatchi, and the basis of the 1992 Louis Malle film, with Jeremy Irons, Miranda Richardson and Juliette Binoche.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],216,[ii]pp. Original black boards, ruled and lettered in gilt; text a touch tanned, a few tiny spots, but a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

£25

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HERRMANN, Frank, 1927-2017 : SOTHEBY’S : PORTRAIT OF AN AUCTION HOUSE.

HERRMANN, Frank, 1927-2017 : SOTHEBY’S : PORTRAIT OF AN AUCTION HOUSE.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1980. First edition. A full-scale history, with much on the firm’s original specialisation in book-sales – with chapters on the Quaritch Era, the Huth Sales, the Britwell Court Sales, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). xxvi,468pp. Plates, some coloured. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; edges spotted, but otherwise very good in a lightly sunned dust-jacket, a little spotted on inner flaps. Gift inscription and ownership blind stamp on front free endpaper.

£20

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HICHENS, Robert (Robert Smythe), 1864-1950 : THE GARDEN OF ALLAH.

HICHENS, Robert (Robert Smythe), 1864-1950 : THE GARDEN OF ALLAH.

London : Methuen & Co., (1904). First edition. Hichens’ celebrated international best-seller of love, faith and sand – a socialite seeks solace in the desert with a Trappist monk. There were two silent film versions even before the award-winning Technicolor version with Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone made by David O. Selznick in 1936. Marlene Dietrich played Domini – “This script – you know it is twash”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (viii),520 + 40pp advertisements dated September 1904. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine; some very minor wear and rubbing to cloth; a touch sunned; a few slight marks and spots, but a very good copy.

£50

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HICHENS, Robert (Robert Smythe), 1864-1950 : THE CALL OF THE BLOOD.

HICHENS, Robert (Robert Smythe), 1864-1950 : THE CALL OF THE BLOOD.

London : Methuen & Co., (1906). First edition. Hermione Lester marries a handsome man, ten years her junior. His grandmother was Sicilian and they venture to Sicily on their honeymoon. Things begin to unravel. Filmed in 1921 with Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry and Desdemona Mazza, and again in 1948 with Kay Hammond, Lea Padovani, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],416 + 40pp publisher’s advertisements dated March 1906. Original decorative cloth gilt; lightly rubbed and a touch bruised; endpapers tanned and slightly cracked; some spotting, but a good and still attractive copy of the sort of novel they simply don’t write any more.

£40

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HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1947. Second and best edition, incorporating corrections and additions to the original 1946 edition. A survey and bibliography of the early twentieth-century English-language literary magazines, with much on their editors, contributors and content.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xiv),450pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; very good in a worn and chipped dust-jacket.

£25

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HOLBROOK, David (David Kenneth), 1923-2011 : MOMENTS IN ITALY : POEMS AND SKETCHES.

HOLBROOK, David (David Kenneth), 1923-2011 : MOMENTS IN ITALY : POEMS AND SKETCHES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1978. First edition : limited to 280 numbered copies, signed by David Holbrook. Six poems and six full-page illustrations. “A few days only in Venice seemed to change everything – my marriage, my attitudes to my work, and my approach to the problem of ‘what it is to be alive’. One is left with the baffling task of trying to define what happened ...”.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [20]pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed, in the original tissue dust-jacket – also very good. With the original Keepsake Press mailing envelope. Lewis 50.

£25

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HOLDRIDGE, Desmond, 1906-1946 : FEUDAL ISLAND.

HOLDRIDGE, Desmond, 1906-1946 : FEUDAL ISLAND.

New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., (1939). First edition. A visit to the extraordinary island of Marajó at the mouth of the Amazon – a place where isolated feudal traditions “stem straight from the Conquistadors”.
Post 8vo (21cm). [x],242,[ii],[2]pp. Striking photo plates by the author. Endpaper maps. Original pictorial cloth; very good in a slightly sunned, lightly chipped and price-clipped dust-jacket.

£25

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HOLROYD, Michael (Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser), 1935- : UNRECEIVED OPINIONS.

HOLROYD, Michael (Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser), 1935- : UNRECEIVED OPINIONS.

London : William Heinemann, (1973). First edition. A sparkling collection of essays, etc. – on J. M. Barrie, Roger Fry, William Gerhardie, Patrick Hamilton, A. E. Housman, Augustus John, Wyndham Lewis, Bertrand Russell, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, etc., etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). vi,266pp. Original boards; two corners a little bumped; a few spots to top edge, but otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped dust-jacket – similarly bumped and lightly sunned, with a few tiny marks, but otherwise very good.

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HOLT, Emily S. (Emily Sarah), 1836-1893 : YE OLDEN TIME : ENGLISH CUSTOMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES.

HOLT, Emily S. (Emily Sarah), 1836-1893 : YE OLDEN TIME : ENGLISH CUSTOMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES.

London : John F. Shaw, [1884]. First edition. A carefully researched study from primary sources – with chapters on christenings; marriages; religion; education; houses and furniture; clothing; food, cookery and medicine; plate; jewellery; wages and money; trade and service; travelling; names and words; popular errors; and funerals.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (224),16pp. Frontispiece. Original decorative blue cloth, blocked in silver and gilt; very slightly rubbed; text a little shaken and slightly loose; a few faint spots; but a good and serviceable copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of C. H. Evelyn White.

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HUGHES, Richard (Richard Arthur Warren), 1900-1976 : HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA.

HUGHES, Richard (Richard Arthur Warren), 1900-1976 : HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1929. First British edition. Hughes’ highly regarded novel of childhood innocence and piracy on the high seas. “I was some fifty years older when I read the book again: a different person reading a different novel, sinister, darker, more poignant and more complex. A High Wind in Jamaica is one of those rare novels that works on more than one level and can appeal to all ages. It changes as we change, and its theme is change herself” (Michael Holroyd). Filmed in 1965 with Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Viviane Ventura, etc. Originally published in New York earlier the same year as “The Innocent Voyage”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(284)pp. Original green cloth; top edge green; a few minor signs of age and use, but a good and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket price-clipped and a little worn and tanned, with a handful of tiny chips and short tears, but not unattractive.

£50

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HUNTER, Dard, 1883-1966 : PAPERMAKING : THE HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF AN ANCIENT CRAFT.

HUNTER, Dard, 1883-1966 : PAPERMAKING : THE HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF AN ANCIENT CRAFT.

London : Pleiades Books, 1947. Second edition : the British issue of the American sheets. A revised and much enlarged version of the original 1943 publication – the best edition of the essential text. A richly illustrated worldwide overview of the subject, based on a lifetime’s research – from ancient times to the modern era, with chapters on papermaking in China and Japan; the hand-mould; maceration; early methods; European and American papermaking; ancient watermarks and mystic symbols; later watermarks; materials; the paper-machine; new fibres; forgery; modern hand-made papers; a chronology; a bibliography, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). xxiv,(612),(xxxviii),[4]pp. Over 300 illustrations, facsimiles, etc. Folding diagram. Folding map. Original blue buckram, ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge blue; some very minor rubbing; a few spots to top edge and endleaves, but overall a very good copy. Additional postage on account of weight.

£50

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HUNTER, John (Alfred John), 1891-1961 : WITNESS TO THE CRIME.

HUNTER, John (Alfred John), 1891-1961 : WITNESS TO THE CRIME.

London : Amalgamated Press, [1950]. First edition. Captain Dack finds a dead man in the London Docks. Sexton Blake Library, Third Series, No. 210, issued in February 1950.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). 64pp. Original stapled pictorial wrappers – unsigned but by Eric Parker; spine and edges a little tanned; staples a little rusted, with minor marking, but a good copy. Ownership initials J. F. on verso of front wrapper.

£10

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HUSKISSON, William, 1770-1830 : THE HUSKISSON PAPERS.

HUSKISSON, William, 1770-1830 : THE HUSKISSON PAPERS.

London : Constable & Co., 1931. First edition. Previously unpublished official and private correspondence between Huskisson and other statesmen – Canning, Liverpool, Wellington, etc. – tending to suggest that he had a greater importance and influence than that of being the first man to be run over by a train. Edited by “Lewis Melville” (Lewis Saul Benjamin, 1874-1932), with biographical notes, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),352pp. Original cloth; a few slight marks and signs of age and use, but a good copy. Occasional pencil annotation. Book-label of Lloyd’s of London on front pastedown.

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HUXLEY, Aldous (Aldous Leonard), 1894-1963 : THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN.

HUXLEY, Aldous (Aldous Leonard), 1894-1963 : THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1952. First edition. Mass hysteria and possession in seventeenth-century France – with power, corruption and political expediency. The basis of the 1971 Ken Russell film, with Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). [viii],376pp. Original orange cloth, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; a little dulled; faint spine crease, but otherwise very good in the Val Biro dust-jacket – a pictorial design in orange, yellow and black – lightly worn and slightly spotted, with some light repair and reinforcement.

£25

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“IRONSIDE, John” – [TAIT, Euphemia Margaret, 1866-1945] : THE CALL-BOX MYSTERY.

“IRONSIDE, John” – [TAIT, Euphemia Margaret, 1866-1945] : THE CALL-BOX MYSTERY.

London : Methuen & Co., (1923). First edition. Secret intelligence papers arrive on the eve of his wedding, but Carling does not trust his chief’s lovely young wife. Later published in the USA as “The Phone Booth Mystery”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). vi,(232),8pp. Original blue cloth, ruled in blind on upper cover; ruled and lettered in black across upper cover and spine; a few slight flecks and marks; edges spotted; very slight browning of endpapers, but a very good and bright copy.

£25

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JACOBI, Charles Thomas, 1853-1933 : THE PRINTERS’ VOCABULARY : A COLLECTION OF SOME 2500 TECHNICAL TERMS, PHRASES, ABBREVIATIONS AND OTHER EXPRESSIONS MOSTLY RELATING TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING MANY OF WHICH HAVE BEEN IN USE SINCE THE TIME OF CAXTON.

JACOBI, Charles Thomas, 1853-1933 : THE PRINTERS’ VOCABULARY : A COLLECTION OF SOME 2500 TECHNICAL TERMS, PHRASES, ABBREVIATIONS AND OTHER EXPRESSIONS MOSTLY RELATING TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING MANY OF WHICH HAVE BEEN IN USE SINCE THE TIME OF CAXTON.

London : Chiswick Press, 1888. First edition. A delightful dictionary of printing terminology, from abbreviations, accents, and accented letters, to zincography, zinco and zylonite. Jacobi was manager of the Chiswick Press.
Post 8vo (20cm). (viii),(160),(4),[iv]pp. Original cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; minor wear at tips; a little shaken; endpapers cracking; a few slight marks; tear to front free endpaper, but a good copy. Occasional pencilled annotation. Book-label of William Edward Thomas.

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JAMES, John, 1939- : STRIKING THE PAVILION OF ZERO.

JAMES, John, 1939- : STRIKING THE PAVILION OF ZERO.

London : Ian McKelvie, 1975. First edition : one of 400 copies (of 425) on ordinary paper. A collection of eighteen poems, including “Talking in Bed”, “Rough”, “The Dragon House”, etc.
Crown 4to (22cm). (38),[ii]pp. Original white stapled wrappers; a very good copy in the original David Chaloner dust-jacket – white, lettered in black and with a design in green, blue, brown and ochre – the jacket just faintly marked and lightly tanned.

£20

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JAMES, Winifred (Winifred Lewellin), 1876-1941 : GANGWAYS AND CORRIDORS.

JAMES, Winifred (Winifred Lewellin), 1876-1941 : GANGWAYS AND CORRIDORS.

London : Philip Allan, (1936). First edition. The redoubtable Winifred James – “the kind of woman who could make a home from an orange box” – with tales of prohibition and bootlegging in the USA, Isadora Duncan in Paris, Holy Week in Seville, adventures in Mexico and Central America, and much more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 288pp. Plates. Original cloth; light spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a lightly marked and price-clipped dust-jacket.

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“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : THE JANE WITH GREEN EYES.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : THE JANE WITH GREEN EYES.

London : S. D. Frances, [1950]. First edition. With a theme of racial hatred in Mississippi, the book attracted twenty-seven destruction orders from local magistrates, although the book was found not to be obscene in the courtroom at Stockton-on-Tees.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 125,[iii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a statuesque Reginald Heade redhead; somewhat worn and creased, with a few tiny chips and a couple of short tears; text lightly spotted and tanned; a reasonable copy of a scarce title. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries. Williams & Holland 19.

£40

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JOHNSON, Pamela Hansford, 1912-1981: THE UNSPEAKABLE SKIPTON.

JOHNSON, Pamela Hansford, 1912-1981: THE UNSPEAKABLE SKIPTON.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1959. First edition. Her high comedy of a deluded and utterly unspeakable author at large in Bruges.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (viii),(246),[ii]pp. Original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt; a touch sunned; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket – a little spotted on reverse. Bookplate of David Graham.

£25

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JOHNSON, Walter, 1867- : BYWAYS IN BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY.

JOHNSON, Walter, 1867- : BYWAYS IN BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY.

London : Cambridge University Press, 1912. First edition. An extensively researched and well-illustrated study of various aspects of archaeology and folk-memory – churches on pagan sites, secular uses of church fabric, the orientation of churches and graves, survivals in burial customs, the folk-lore of the cardinal points, the churchyard yew, the cult of the white horse, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xii,(530),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original cloth; lightly rubbed and a little bruised; a few spots, mainly to edges and endpapers, but a good copy. Contemporary 1912 gift inscription to Major R. B. Unwin.

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JONES, J.D. (John Daniel), 1865-1942 : THE GAME OF LIFE : TALKS WITH BOYS AND GIRLS.

JONES, J.D. (John Daniel), 1865-1942 : THE GAME OF LIFE : TALKS WITH BOYS AND GIRLS.

London : National Council of Evangelical Free Churches, 1907. First edition. Twenty-nine improving talks for the young, with metaphors from sports and hobbies – cricket, golf, cycling, photography, and much else – “We are the batsmen, and we have to keep our wicket up”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,(140)pp. Original pictorial cloth, gilt and enamelled; spine a touch dulled, but overall a very good copy.

£40

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JONES, Sydney R. (Sydney Robert), 1881-1966 : ENGLAND EAST.

JONES, Sydney R. (Sydney Robert), 1881-1966 : ENGLAND EAST.

London : Studio Publications, (1954). First edition. A handsome illustrated tour of the eastern side of England between the Thames Valley and the Tweed – from Chilterns to Cheviots – in the artistic company of “the Hollar of the twentieth century”.
Royal 8vo (26cm). 272pp. Plates and around 200 illustrations. Original boards; endpapers a little tanned; a few edge-spots, but still a very good copy in the dust-jacket – just faintly tanned, but also very good.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE GOES BY TRAIN.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE GOES BY TRAIN.

London : William Collins Sons & Co. (The Crime Club), (1971). First edition. The diffident detective travels across India by rail – the routine chore is not all it seems.
Post 8vo (21cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very slightly bruised; slight spotting of edges; but a very good copy in the original Kenneth Farnhill dust-jacket – a design in black, red and green on white – slightly nicked.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : MRS CRAGGS : CRIMES CLEANED UP.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : MRS CRAGGS : CRIMES CLEANED UP.

New York : St. Martin’s Press, (1985). First American edition. Signed by H. R. F. Keating on the title-page. Eighteen tales of Mrs Craggs, the crime-solving cleaning lady – “Caught and Bowled, Mrs Craggs”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [iv],220pp. Illustrations. Original black boards, lettered in silver; slight erasure from front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original Dee Designs dust-jacket – a little worn at extremities.

£20

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KING, T. Stanleyan : THE ROSY DEATH [COVER TITLE].

KING, T. Stanleyan : THE ROSY DEATH [COVER TITLE].

Dublin : Mellifont Press, [ca.1935]. First edition. “The Duke of Bodmin, multi-millionaire, sportsman, statesman, in immaculate evening dress, covered by a light overcoat, strolled down Park Lane, along Piccadilly, across St. James’s Street, acknowledging many salutations, for he was one of the handsomest and most popular men in England”. Only those familiar with the news that is not in the newspapers – those who make the news instead of reading it – know that he has just returned from Moscow on a secret and unofficial government mission. A Scarsdale Waring detective thriller.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and slightly chipped and creased; small tape repair to upper wrapper; lower wrapper spotted; text lightly tanned, but a good copy of a scarce and fragile item. No copy located in any major library worldwide. Not listed by Hubin.

£25

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KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, E. H. (Edward Hugessen), 1829-1893 : WHISPERS FROM FAIRYLAND.

KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, E. H. (Edward Hugessen), 1829-1893 : WHISPERS FROM FAIRYLAND.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1877. An early reprint of the original edition published a couple of years earlier. Seven very highly regarded and influential fairy stories from the Liberal politician, later to become Lord Brabourne. Includes “The Lost Prince”, “The Silver Fairies”, “Molly and the Devil-Fish”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (xii),(346),[ii]pp. Eight attractive plates. Original decorative cloth gilt; all edges gilt; a few minor marks and signs of age and use, but still a very good and bright copy indeed.

£50

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[LANGDON-DAVIS, John Eric, 1897-1971] – “STANHOPE, John” : THE CATO STREET CONSPIRACY.

[LANGDON-DAVIS, John Eric, 1897-1971] – “STANHOPE, John” : THE CATO STREET CONSPIRACY.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1962). First edition. A conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet hatched just off the Edgware Road – Arthur Thistlewood and another four men convicted and hanged and beheaded for treason in 1820 – but was there an agent provacateur?
Post 8vo (21cm). [ii],190pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original boards; very good in a lightly worn and price-clipped dust-jacket – the jacket a little sunned at spine. Small bookseller’s label of Harold Hockey of Bristol.

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LAWRENCE, Dorothy I. : SOLD IN ERROR.

LAWRENCE, Dorothy I. : SOLD IN ERROR.

London : Fiction House, [1947]. First edition. A box of matches bought on the Tottenham Court Road contains an inexplicable and mysterious slip of paper – an address in Lambeth leads to a packet of heroin. Writer Ken Shotter and girlfriend Molly Payne investigate. Piccadilly Novels No. 248.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a couple of very slight creases; a sprinkling of faint spots; text slightly tanned, but still an extremely good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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LAWRENCE, John, 1928- & LAWRENCE, Robert, 1960- : WHEN THE FIGHTING IS OVER : A PERSONAL STORY OF THE BATTLE FOR TUMBLEDOWN MOUNTAIN AND ITS AFTERMATH.

LAWRENCE, John, 1928- & LAWRENCE, Robert, 1960- : WHEN THE FIGHTING IS OVER : A PERSONAL STORY OF THE BATTLE FOR TUMBLEDOWN MOUNTAIN AND ITS AFTERMATH.

London : Bloomsbury Publishing, (1988). First edition. Inscribed to Brian and Elspet [the actor Brian Rix and his wife Elspet Gray] and signed “John and Robert” by the authors – “Your support and love have been so invaluable”. The horrendously wounded hero of Mount Tumbledown and his father give a personal and controversial account, with the editorial assistance of Carol Price.
Royal 8vo (25cm). xii,196pp. Plates. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – lightly sunned, but also very good.

£25

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"LE CARRÉ, John" – [CORNWELL, David John Moore, 1931- ] : SMILEY’S PEOPLE.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1980). First edition. The last duel with Karla.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (328)pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – a photographic design by Stephen Cornwell – also very good.

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“LE CARRÉ, John” – [CORNWELL, David John Moore, 1931- ] : THE RUSSIA HOUSE.

“LE CARRÉ, John” – [CORNWELL, David John Moore, 1931- ] : THE RUSSIA HOUSE.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1989). First edition. The third summer of perestroika – a package from Russia for Barley Blair, jazz-player, drinker and derelict English publisher.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 344,[ii],[6]pp. Original grey cloth, blocked in blind and lettered in blue; text just a touch tanned, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

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LEACH, Robert, 1942- : CATS FREE AND FAMILIAR.

LEACH, Robert, 1942- : CATS FREE AND FAMILIAR.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1974). First edition : limited to 185 copies. Five Leach poems on Lady Jane (“A large grey bundle, like a breathing teacosy”) and other cats – with four striking woodcuts by Warwick Hutton (1939-1994). The cover title is “Leach’s & Hutton’s Cats”.
Medium 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Original mustard wrappers, printed in two shades of brown; a few faint marks, but very good indeed. Lewis 42.

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LEHMANN, John (Rudolf John Frederick), 1907-1987 – editor : COMING TO LONDON.

LEHMANN, John (Rudolf John Frederick), 1907-1987 – editor : COMING TO LONDON.

London : Phoenix House, (1957). First edition. Fourteen authors recall their first and often defining experiences of arriving in London – essays from George Barker, Elizabeth Bowen, Jocelyn Brooke, Christopher Isherwood, Rose Macaulay, William Plomer, J. B. Priestley, V. S. Pritchett, William Sansom, Edith Sitwell, Leonard Woolf and others.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 176pp. Original boards; slight band of browning to gutter of outer leaves, but otherwise a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket just slightly worn at foot and a touch tanned, but also very good.

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LEIGH-BENNETT, E.P. (Ernest Pendarves), 1882-1937 : DEVON AND CORNISH DAYS.

LEIGH-BENNETT, E.P. (Ernest Pendarves), 1882-1937 : DEVON AND CORNISH DAYS.

London : Printed by Waterlow & Sons, [1932]. First edition. A leisurely and delightfully illustrated tour with the civil servant and writer – from Padstow to Lyme Regis, taking in Bude, Bideford, Barnstaple, Okehampton, Exeter, Exmouth, Sidmouth, etc. A charming production, evidently although not explicitly intended as a promotional tool for the Southern Railway.
Oblong 8vo (19 x 24cm). 63,[i]pp. Sixteen highly attractive full-page colour illustrations, not included in pagination, plus the onlaid plate on the upper cover, by the well-known poster artist Leonard Richmond (1889-1965), who had a studio at St. Ives at this period. Two identical Southern Railway maps of the area at front and rear. Original boards with pictorial onlay; a sprinkling of pink spots at the foot of the upper cover; a few minor marks and signs of age, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

New York : Delacorte Press, (1991). First edition. Someone introduces a live ten-foot alligator into the backyard of redneck judge “Maximum Bob” – then shots are fired in Florida.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(296),[ii]pp. Original quarter black cloth, grey boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : THE HOT KID.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : THE HOT KID.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2005). First British edition. “Hot cars, gun molls, speakeasies, bank robbers and murder ... set in Oklahoma during the 1930s”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],312,[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered in silver; a very good copy in the Tim Marrs dust-jacket, also very good.

£20

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“LESTRANGE, Paul” : TAMED BY LOVE! [DROP-HEAD TITLE].

“LESTRANGE, Paul” : TAMED BY LOVE! [DROP-HEAD TITLE].

Stone : Clifford Lewis & Co., [1949]. First edition. “He just couldn’t understand why women chased him. But any woman could have told him”. In the “Passion Series” distributed by Murray & Nichols Ltd.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 32pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor wear; staples lightly rusted, but overall a very good copy. No copy traced in any major library worldwide.

£25

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LEVI, Primo, 1919-1987 : OTHER PEOPLE’S TRADES.

LEVI, Primo, 1919-1987 : OTHER PEOPLE’S TRADES.

London : Michael Joseph, (1989). First (British) edition in English of “L’Altrui Mestiere” (1985). Forty-four essays on everything from astronomy to linguistics and zoology, with autobiographical pieces and on the nature of writing. Translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],(x),(210),[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in a likewise very good dust-jacket.

£15

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LIEBERT, Herman W. (Herman Wardwell), 1911-1994 : BIBLIOGRAPHY OLD & NEW.

LIEBERT, Herman W. (Herman Wardwell), 1911-1994 : BIBLIOGRAPHY OLD & NEW.

Austin : Humanities Research Center, (1974). First edition : limited to 1,000 copies. The third annual Lew David Feldman Lecture – on what bibliography should and should not be – “Let us admit at the outset that bibliography ranks well behind blondes, drunks, and mothers-in-law as a source of belly laughs ...”. Bibliographical Monograph Series No. 6.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(26),[ii],[2]pp. Frontispiece. Original cloth; faint spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the acetate dust-jacket.

£10

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LLOYD, Stanley : JAM SAUCE : A HUMOROUS NOVEL.

LLOYD, Stanley : JAM SAUCE : A HUMOROUS NOVEL.

London : Stanley Paul, [1947]. First edition. Three young men, beautiful young woman found bound and gagged, missing jewel, crazy crooks, maharajah, opera-loving policeman, etc. His first novel.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 224pp. Original stone cloth, lettered in red; a touch of sunning at foot; a few faint edge spots, but a very good copy in the original pictorial Thompson dust-jacket – a little worn and slightly chipped at extremities.

£15

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LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : THE WORDS OF CHRISTOPHER LOGUE’S ESTABLISHMENT SONGS ETCETERA.

LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : THE WORDS OF CHRISTOPHER LOGUE’S ESTABLISHMENT SONGS ETCETERA.

London : Poet & Printer, (1966). First edition : [one of 350 copies]. A collection of fourteen of the Greek Street songs.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (20)pp. Original stapled wrappers of brown paper over thin card, lettered on upper wrapper and spine in black; staples very slightly rusted; mild tanning of first and last leaves, but a very good copy of a fragile item. Loosely inserted is slip of brown paper advertising the publishers as “verse pamphleteers using the private press of Alan Tarling”.

£25

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“LORRAINE, Paul” – [FEARN, John Russell, 1908-1960] : DARK BOUNDARIES.

“LORRAINE, Paul” – [FEARN, John Russell, 1908-1960] : DARK BOUNDARIES.

London : Curtis Warren, (1953). First edition. The water of Mars sold as a potion for long life – havoc between the Intelligentsia and the Normals, inferior human stock exported to synthetic worlds, then the Great Red Spot of Jupiter complicates matters.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned design attributed to Gerald Facey; some wear and splitting at foot; light rubbing and slight creasing; a few minor marks and spots; just a touch of rust to staples, but a good copy. Just a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£25

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LOVETT, William, 1800-1877 : LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF WILLIAM LOVETT IN HIS PURSUIT OF BREAD, KNOWLEDGE & FREEDOM ...

LOVETT, William, 1800-1877 : LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF WILLIAM LOVETT IN HIS PURSUIT OF BREAD, KNOWLEDGE & FREEDOM ...

London : MacGibbon & Kee, (1967). Originally published in 1876 and here in a convenient modern edition with a preface by R. H. Tawney. The autobiography of the president of the Cabinet-Makers’ Society, founder of the London Working Men’s Association (which developed into the Chartist Movement) – “craftsman, coffee-house keeper, agitator, prisoner, journalist and schoolmaster – [Lovett] is an epitome of the social confusion in which the working classes were plunged during the passage of industry from the old order to the new”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xxxiv),334pp. Portrait. Original boards; top edge red; a touch bruised; a few slight marks, but a good copy in price-clipped and slightly creased dust-jacket.

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LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

Calstock : Peterloo Poets, (1989). First edition. A collection of forty-five poems, including “An Honest Trade”, “Miss Julie, the Sheep”, “An Abandoned Airfield in Norfolk”, “Fats at the BBC, 1938”, “Hill-top Blues”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£15

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LUDLOW TYPOGRAPH COMPANY :  LUDLOW ORNAMENT.

LUDLOW TYPOGRAPH COMPANY : LUDLOW ORNAMENT.

Chicago : Ludlow Typograph Co., [1930?]. A charming illustrative specimen booklet, giving a brief history of typographic ornament and examples of the Ludlow system of slug-cast type and ornament from Ludlow Typograph, the highly influential firm founded by William I. Ludlow and William A. Reade in 1906. With examples (many in colour) of advertisements, title-pages, invitations, etc.
Royal 8vo (24cm). [32]pp. Original stapled wrappers; just a touch sunned; mild hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy indeed.

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LUPINO, Stanley, 1894-1942 : CRAZY DAYS.

LUPINO, Stanley, 1894-1942 : CRAZY DAYS.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1932). First edition. An uncommon Wodehousian romp from the comedian and variety turn Stanley Lupino (father of Ida) – “London could hardly be called a peaceful place on Boat Race night ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 192pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a very good, bright and sound copy.

£20

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LYALL, Gavin (Gavin Tudor), 1932-2003 : THE CONDUCT OF MAJOR MAXIM.

LYALL, Gavin (Gavin Tudor), 1932-2003 : THE CONDUCT OF MAJOR MAXIM.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1982). First edition. The second of the Harry Maxim novels – “Mr Lyall saunters down the corridors of power and the alleys of pugilism with laconic grace and a steady aim” (from the original Sunday Times review).
Demy 8vo (23cm). (256)pp. Original dark green boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; edges a little spotted, but a very good copy in the original Melvyn Gill dust-jacket, lettered in green and white – also very good.

£20

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[MABERLY, Joseph, 1782-1860] : THE PRINT COLLECTOR : AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR FORMING A COLLECTION OF ANCIENT PRINTS ...

[MABERLY, Joseph, 1782-1860] : THE PRINT COLLECTOR : AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR FORMING A COLLECTION OF ANCIENT PRINTS ...

London : Saunders & Otley, 1844. First edition. A useful guide from the London solicitor and distinguished collector Joseph Maberly, with chapters on collecting in general, classification, choosing examples, prices, the extent of a collection, conservation, starting out, etc. – with particularly valuable material on the major collectors and their marks, and an extensive bibliography of books on engraving.
Foolscap 4to (210 x 161mm). viii,(212)pp. Three engraved plates of collectors’ marks. Vignette head-pieces. Bound in a neat contemporary half roan, banded, gilt, and blocked in blind; marbled sides, edges and endpapers; a little rubbed and worn; slight split to front endpaper; plates lightly marked and spotted, but a good copy. With a few pencil marks and notes.

£50

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MACAULAY, Rose (Dame Emilie Rose), 1881-1958 : THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS.

MACAULAY, Rose (Dame Emilie Rose), 1881-1958 : THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS.

London : Collins, 1950. First edition. Post-war ambiguity and confusion – Barbary Deniston makes her physical and spiritual home in the flowering bombsites of central London.
Post 8vo (21cm). 254,[ii]pp. Original deep pink cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in gilt; a few faint marks, some gatherings on inferior stock lightly tanned, but a nice copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket – a design incorporating London landmarks and bomb-sites in black, viridian, pink and ochre on white – lightly worn and slightly tanned at spine. Bloomfield D10.

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MACBRIDE, Mackenzie (Charles Mackenzie), 1861-1933 : LONDON’S DIALECT : AN ANCIENT FORM OF ENGLISH SPEECH.

MACBRIDE, Mackenzie (Charles Mackenzie), 1861-1933 : LONDON’S DIALECT : AN ANCIENT FORM OF ENGLISH SPEECH.

London : Priory Press, 1910. First edition. Beginning as a spirited defence of the much derided Cockney dialect (in fact the first standard and the first written English), MacBride goes on to explore its origins and then the importance of dialects in general, with much on the dialects of other parts of the country.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 62,[iv]pp. Original wrappers; wrappers lightly tanned, slightly marked and a little creased; a handful of internal spots, but a good copy of a fragile item.

£15

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McCRIMMON, Barbara, 1918-2011 : POWER, POLITICS AND PRINT : THE PUBLICATION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM CATALOGUE 1881-1900.

McCRIMMON, Barbara, 1918-2011 : POWER, POLITICS AND PRINT : THE PUBLICATION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM CATALOGUE 1881-1900.

Hamden (CT) : Linnet Books / London : Clive Bingley, 1981 First edition. The painful and sometimes bitter genesis of the first National Library Catalogue – Panizzi, Edward Bond, Richard Garnett, Gladstone and Disraeli as trustees, the Civil Service, the Treasury, etc. – “not only an important chapter in library and publishing history, but also in the intellectual history of the late nineteenth century”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 186,[vi]pp. Original cloth; very good in an unworn but somewhat spotted dust-jacket.

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MACDONELL, A.G. (Archibald Gordon), 1895-1941 : A VISIT TO AMERICA.

MACDONELL, A.G. (Archibald Gordon), 1895-1941 : A VISIT TO AMERICA.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1935. First edition. An entertaining account of the novelist’s trip to the U.S.A. – New York, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, the Mid-West, North-West, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Monterey and “the horrors of Hollywood and Los Angeles”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [vi],(266)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and ruled in blind and gilt; a hint of rubbing; a little light spotting, mainly of edges; a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – red and blue on white – a little worn, chipped and lightly repaired.

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MACDOUGALL, G. : THE CURLING OF FLUSH BOUND BOOK COVERS.

MACDOUGALL, G. : THE CURLING OF FLUSH BOUND BOOK COVERS.

London : Printing and Allied Trades Research Association, 1937. First edition. An analysis of the problems and some possible cures – causes, yarn structure, adhesives, humidity, etc. Technical Paper No. 1 in the Association’s “Confidential to Members” series.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (40)pp. Illustrations. Diagrams. Tables. Original stapled wrappers; label and stamp of the Oxford University Press Technical Library; lower wrapper and text with light diagonal creasing; a serviceable copy. Just a single copy (Aberdeen) located in major libraries worldwide.

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MACKENZIE, Compton (Sir Edward Compton), 1883-1972 : THE RIVAL MONSTER.

MACKENZIE, Compton (Sir Edward Compton), 1883-1972 : THE RIVAL MONSTER.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1952. First edition. Mackenzie revisits the islands and characters of Whisky Galore with a tale of the Loch Ness monster, flying saucers, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (256)pp. Map. Glossary. Original turquoise cloth, lettered across spine in gilt; some spotting of edges; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – a pictorial design by C. H. – slightly worn and torn, missing an irregular-shaped piece (approx. 5 x 6cm) from lower panel, and heavily strengthened and repaired.

£15

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McKENZIE, D.F. (Donald Francis), 1931-1999 : ‘WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE’ : THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY AND HISTORY OF THE BOOK.

McKENZIE, D.F. (Donald Francis), 1931-1999 : ‘WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE’ : THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY AND HISTORY OF THE BOOK.

[London] : Privately Published by the Bibliographical Society, (1993). First edition : limited to 1,400 copies. The Society’s centenary lecture – a stunning demonstration of bibliographical skill and forensic expertise.
Post 8vo (20cm). (32)pp. Original wrappers; wrappers just a little fingered, but a very good copy.

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MACKLEY, George E. (George Edward), 1900-1983 : WOOD ENGRAVING.

MACKLEY, George E. (George Edward), 1900-1983 : WOOD ENGRAVING.

London : National Magazine Co., (1948). First edition. Both a comprehensive technical guide – design, preparation, blocks, tools, equipment, expression of form and texture, printing, etc. – and a survey of the genre, with illustrations by Thomas Bewick, John Buckland-Wright, John Farleigh, Robert Gibbings, Joan Hassall, Gertrude Hermes, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Mackley himself, Agnes Miller Parker, Mark Severin, Clifford Webb, and others.
Crown 4to (25cm). (144)pp. Illustrations throughout. Original black cloth, boldly lettered in yellow; a little rubbed and lightly worn; a few spots, but a good and serviceable copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of H. M. Pierson of Kirkbymoorside.

£20

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MACNAB, Iain, 1890-1967 :  THE STUDENT’S BOOK OF WOOD-ENGRAVING.

MACNAB, Iain, 1890-1967 : THE STUDENT’S BOOK OF WOOD-ENGRAVING.

London : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1938. First edition. Notes on the renaissance of wood-engraving in the 1920s and its current possibilities, followed by lucid instructions on the craft itself – materials; handling the tools; preparing design and block; transferring; scraperboard; engraving; style; technique, etc. Superbly illustrated with examples from the masters: John Farleigh; Eric Gill; Gertrude Hermes; Blair Hughes-Stanton; Clare Leighton; Iain Macnab himself; Gwenda Morgan; Agnes Miller Parker; Clifford Webb, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (x),(54)pp. Full-page illustrations. Original fawn cloth, lettered in blue; some spotting; a touch shaken, but a good copy of an attractive work.

£25

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MAGGS, Derek, 1926-1992 – editor : MAKE HASTE, SWEET LOVE : OR THE IMPORTUNATE POET TO HIS LOVE. POEMS CHOSEN BY DEREK MAGGS.

MAGGS, Derek, 1926-1992 – editor : MAKE HASTE, SWEET LOVE : OR THE IMPORTUNATE POET TO HIS LOVE. POEMS CHOSEN BY DEREK MAGGS.

London : Magpie Press, (1966). First edition : one of about 100 numbered copies in wrappers (of about 130). A selection of fifteen poems of love and urgency, designed and printed by Derek Maggs – Herrick, Waller, Spenser, Keats, Shakespeare, Jonson, and of course Marvell, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (26),[ii]pp. Original grey textured wrappers, lettered and decorated in green; very good.

£20

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MANDER, Raymond, 1911-1983 & “MITCHENSON, Joe” [BLACKETT, Francis Joseph], 1913-1992 : THE THEATRES OF LONDON.

MANDER, Raymond, 1911-1983 & “MITCHENSON, Joe” [BLACKETT, Francis Joseph], 1913-1992 : THE THEATRES OF LONDON.

New York : Hill & Wang, (1961). First edition : the American issue of the British sheets. Chapters on each of the London theatres – alphabetically from the Adelphi to Wyndham’s – with further material on the suburban theatres, club theatres, etc. With dust-jacket and illustrations by Timothy Birdsall.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 292pp. Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Original boards; very good in a lightly used and slightly dusty dust-jacket.

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MANNIN, Ethel, 1900-1984 : AN ITALIAN JOURNEY.

MANNIN, Ethel, 1900-1984 : AN ITALIAN JOURNEY.

London : Hutchinson & Co., (1974). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed with forename and dated (1974) by Ethel Mannin to J. F. W. – her editor, John Foster White (1921-1997). Journeying from Venice to Florence, Padua, Vicenza, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Ravenna, Bologna, Verona and back to Venice – via boat, train and coach.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (192)pp. Colour frontispiece. Plates. Endpaper maps. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a few leaves slightly bruised, but very good in the original colour-printed dust-jacket – just slightly tanned on inner flaps.

£20

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MAUDE, Charles (Charles John Alan), 1951-1993 : THE THIEVES OF TIME.

MAUDE, Charles (Charles John Alan), 1951-1993 : THE THIEVES OF TIME.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 300 copies. A collection of fourteen poems, including “Urban Cycle: Correspondence Course”, “Town and Country: Cutting Air”, “Graffiti: Walking in the Park”, etc., from the designer who died of Aids in 1993. .
Demy 8vo (21cm). [iv],(16),[iv]pp. Separately printed corrigenda slip loosely inserted. Original olive-green wrappers, printed in dark brown and light green; very good indeed. Lewis 68.

£25

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MAUROIS, André, 1885-1967 : WHATEVER GODS MAY BE.

MAUROIS, André, 1885-1967 : WHATEVER GODS MAY BE.

London : Cassell & Co., (1929). First edition in English of “Climats” (1928) – a story of love and jealousy, a man and two women – “the familiar triangle in an unfamiliar construction” (The Graphic, 19th October 1929) – from a French author immensely popular in the English-speaking world in the interwar years. Translated by Dr Joseph Collins (1866-1950).
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(314),[ii]pp. Original black cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; just slightly bruised; edges spotted, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – lightly sunned and with a little light wear, but also very good.

£40

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MILLER, Stephen : BOOK COLLECTING : A GUIDE TO ANTIQUARIAN AND SECONDHAND BOOKS.

MILLER, Stephen : BOOK COLLECTING : A GUIDE TO ANTIQUARIAN AND SECONDHAND BOOKS.

Royston : Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, (1994). First edition. A well thought out and useful guide to the basics, with much neat and clear definition of the jargon.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (x),190pp. Facsimiles. Advertisements. Original boards; a little sunned, but otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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MILLER, Sutro : GHOST STORIES.

MILLER, Sutro : GHOST STORIES.

London : Sentinel Publications (London), (1947). First edition. Six short stories, including “The Man who Hated Open Windows”, “The Little Green Man”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). 80pp. Original stapled wrappers; slightly rubbed; rear wrapper creased, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in UK libraries.

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MILLIGAN, Spike (Terence Alan), 1918-2002 : A BOOK OF BITS OR A BIT OF A BOOK.

MILLIGAN, Spike (Terence Alan), 1918-2002 : A BOOK OF BITS OR A BIT OF A BOOK.

London : Dennis Dobson, (1965). First edition. Square bits, simple verse for simpletons, twit bits, so-so stories and dense jungle for dense people.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [iv],(90),[ii]pp – including integral endpapers. Numerous illustrations. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket, lightly worn and with tiny chips at extremities. Contemporary gift inscription to Gerald from Inga.

£25

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MILNE, James, 1865-1951 : THE MEMOIRS OF A BOOKMAN.

MILNE, James, 1865-1951 : THE MEMOIRS OF A BOOKMAN.

London : John Murray, (1934). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1934) by James Milne. Reminiscences of the journalist and novelist, literary editor of the “News Chronicle” and founder in 1903 of “Book Monthly”. Includes mention of Edward Clodd, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, R. L. Stevenson, Alfred Tennyson, H. G. Wells, etc.
Post 8vo (22cm). (xiv),316,[iv]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; a few very minor signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£20

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“MISTRAL, Bengo” – [LAZENBY, Norman Austin, 1914-2003] : THE BRAINS OF HELLE.

“MISTRAL, Bengo” – [LAZENBY, Norman Austin, 1914-2003] : THE BRAINS OF HELLE.

London : Gannet Press, [1953]. First edition. “Chev Markham landed on the tiny planet of Helle and felt bored as soon as he entered the spaceport hotel bar. It was always the same ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned design by Gerald Facey; worn at tips; tiny chip to one corner; a few leaves lightly spotted; text slightly tanned, but overall a good copy. Just a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£40

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MITCHELL, Agnes C. : THE FAMILY HONOUR.

MITCHELL, Agnes C. : THE FAMILY HONOUR.

London & Dundee : J. Leng & Co., [1940]. First edition. The Laird of Sloy sits down to tea after a day’s shooting – enter his daughter, Denise. People’s Friend Library No. 536.
Post 8vo (21cm). 144pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some minor signs of age and use; staples rusting, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1949]. First edition. “Old man Rutledge, as Tony Lantz called him, had been a whiz of a detective in his day, and had built himself a regular medieval castle up here in the Catskills when he went into retirement” ... the floodlights are still on come the morning. One of three murder mysteries written by the Memphis writer under this pseudonym – none apparently published in the United States.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor rubbing and slight creasing; a few minor marks; staples a little rusted, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies (British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

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MONTGOMERIE, H.S. (Hastings Seton), 1872-1949 :  WILLIAM BLIGH OF THE “BOUNTY” IN FACT AND IN FABLE.

MONTGOMERIE, H.S. (Hastings Seton), 1872-1949 : WILLIAM BLIGH OF THE “BOUNTY” IN FACT AND IN FABLE.

London : Williams & Norgate, (1937). First edition. A full-length life and an important reappraisal of this still controversial figure, with Montgomerie’s zealous research revealing Bligh as “a precisian rather than a martinet”, as well as an outstanding navigator and seaman – “one of the mysteries of history, but when lions die the jackals gather” (The Era, 15th April 1937).
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],xiv,(310),[ii]pp. Plates. Folding diagram and folding chart. Original cloth; just a touch dulled; endpapers tanned; some edge-spots, but a very good and sound copy. Ownership inscription reading Sparks, Deal.

£25

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MONTHERLANT, Henry de, 1895-1972 : LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF AN UPPER CLASS.

MONTHERLANT, Henry de, 1895-1972 : LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF AN UPPER CLASS.

London : John Miles, (1935). First edition in English of the Grand Prix winning “Les Célebataires” (1934), here in a translation by Thomas McGreevy. A powerful novel of minor aristocracy failing to come to terms with the modern world.
Post 8vo (21cm). [iv],(268)pp. In the secondary binding of blue cloth, lettered in darker blue; very good in the secondary Frederick Muller dust-jacket – a little rubbed and slightly sprinkled and tanned.

£20

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MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A BOOK FOR PRISCILLA : POEMS.

MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A BOOK FOR PRISCILLA : POEMS.

Cambridge : Epsilon Pamphlets, 1941. First edition. A collection of eleven early poems from Nicholas Moore, including “Poem to a Writer in Greece” (Lawrence Durrell). This would appear to be the earliest collection of his poems, pre-dating the Fortune Press titles of the same year.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [iv],(20)pp. Original stapled buff wrappers, ruled and lettered in green and brown; staples a little rusted; slight nick to lower wrapper; a touch dusty, but a good copy of a fragile early production. Pencilled ownership inscription of Judith Wogan.

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MORGAN, Charles (Charles Langbridge), 1894-1958 : THE FOUNTAIN.

MORGAN, Charles (Charles Langbridge), 1894-1958 : THE FOUNTAIN.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1932. First edition. Morgan draws on his Great War experiences in the Netherlands – a great success in its day and winner of the Hawthornden Prize.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xii),434,[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, lettered across spine in gilt; tiny split at foot of front endpaper, some spotting of edges, but a very good, bright and sound copy in the attractive original dust-jacket – a pictorial design signed VMM – a little tanned and slightly nicked, but also very good.

£40

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MORGAN, Pete (Colin Peter), 1939-2010 : REPORTING BACK.

MORGAN, Pete (Colin Peter), 1939-2010 : REPORTING BACK.

Leamington Spa : Other Branch Readings, 1983. First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies. Signed by Pete Morgan on the title-page. Five poems from a poet’s poet – including “Ravenscar”, “God Goes Winkling” and the title poem – “What happened in Oxford you wouldn’t believe ...”.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [8]pp. Original salmon stapled wrappers, lettered in black; slightly bruised at one corner, otherwise very good.

£20

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MORRISON, Arthur (Arthur George), 1863-1945 : THE DORRINGTON DEED-BOX.

MORRISON, Arthur (Arthur George), 1863-1945 : THE DORRINGTON DEED-BOX.

London : Ward, Lock & Co., [1897]. First edition. The unscrupulous Dorrington, con-man and private detective – six short stories including the horse-racing mystery “The Case of Janissary”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],308,[iv]pp. Frontispiece and fifteen plates by Stanley L. Wood, Sydney Cowell and others. Original decorative red cloth over bevelled boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a little rubbed; endpapers browned, that at front rejointed, at rear a little cracked; a little shaken and slack; two plates loose, another re-inserted; some marks, spots, creases and small flaws, but a good copy of a difficult title. Label of the West Riding County Library on front endpaper and stamp on final advertisement leaf. Hubin p.292. Wolff 4940 – a later edition only.

£40

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MORTON, J.B. (John Bingham), 1893-1979 : HAG’S HARVEST.

MORTON, J.B. (John Bingham), 1893-1979 : HAG’S HARVEST.

London : William Heinemann, (1933). First edition. “When Admiral Sir George Fellowes, accompanied by his wife and daughter, walked past the butler into the hall of a large house not a million miles from Brompton Oratory (why be secretive?), the last thing any of them expected to see was a young man half-clothed and drenched in red wine ...”. Beachcomber with a novel dedicated to his wife.
Post 8vo (21cm). [viii],(502),[ii]pp. Original black cloth, blocked and lettered in yellow-green; very faint wear at foot; edges spotted, but a very good and sound copy.

£20

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MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 – editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1928.

MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 – editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1928.

London : Jonathan Cape, 1928. First edition. Includes the first appearance in book form of poems by Conrad Aiken, Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke, Austin Clarke, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Hardy, Edwin Muir, Dorothy Parker, Siegfried Sassoon, etc. With decorations by John Austen.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xvi),(112)pp. Original cloth; white spine label lettered in black; endpapers tanned, but a very good and bright copy in the original John Austen dust-jacket – price-clipped and a little marked and worn.

£20

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[MUIR, Augustus (Charles Augustus Carlow), 1892-1989] – “MOORE, Austin” : BIRDS OF THE NIGHT. BY AUSTIN MOORE.

[MUIR, Augustus (Charles Augustus Carlow), 1892-1989] – “MOORE, Austin” : BIRDS OF THE NIGHT. BY AUSTIN MOORE.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1930]. First edition. “For quick action and thrilling mystification Austin Moore’s novel ... will be hard to beat. Mr Moore starts off in Paris, comes to London, and, with a wealth of ingenious plotting, involves Molly Langton in a seemingly hopeless maze of adverse circumstances. Forged banknotes, secret formulae, poison gas – they are all here ...” (Dundee Courier, 31st October 1930). Later republished under Muir’s own name.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 310,[viii],[2]pp. Original light blue cloth, ruled and lettered in black; a few slight marks; endpapers lightly tanned; some spotting of edges, but still a very good copy.

£20

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MYERS, Robin & HARRIS, Michael – editors : ASPECTS OF PRINTING FROM 1600.

MYERS, Robin & HARRIS, Michael – editors : ASPECTS OF PRINTING FROM 1600.

Oxford : Oxford Polytechnic Press, (1987). First edition. The seventh collection of conference papers in the “Publishing Pathways” series. Includes Sheila Lambert on “The Printers and the Government, 1604-1640”, Derek Nuttall on “English Printers and their Typefaces, 1600-1700”, Michael Treadwell on “Lists of Master Printers: The Size of the London Printing Trade, 1637-1723”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). xii,174,[vi]pp. Original linen wrappers; lightly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. Small book-label on inner front wrapper.

£15

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NAIPAUL, V.S. (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- : THE LOSS OF EL DORADO : A HISTORY.

NAIPAUL, V.S. (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- : THE LOSS OF EL DORADO : A HISTORY.

London : André Deutsch, (1969). First edition. The Port of Spain and the twinned stories of the dispossessed conquistador and the later Venezuelan revolution.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [2],334pp. Frontispiece plan. Endpaper maps. Original brown boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge orange; very good in the original Keith Rawling dust-jacket – a design in brown, gold and orange – a little sunned and just slightly nicked.

£20

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NAIPAUL, V.S. (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- : THE OVERCROWDED BARRACOON AND OTHER ARTICLES.

NAIPAUL, V.S. (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- : THE OVERCROWDED BARRACOON AND OTHER ARTICLES.

London : André Deutsch, (1972). First edition. A collection of essays and articles – Naipaul on being an Indian West Indian, on London, on cricket, on India, on John Steinbeck and Monterey, on Norman Mailer and New York, on Jacques Soustelle, on St. Kitts, on Anguilla, on Mauritius, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 286,[ii]pp. Original navy boards, ruled, blocked and lettered in gilt; a touch of sunning to spine, but a very good copy in the original Peter Freeman dust-jacket – a design in blue, yellow, cerise and white – just slightly creased on an inner flap, but otherwise very good.

£20

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NAIRN, Ian, 1930-1983 & PEVSNER, Nikolaus, 1902-1983 : SUSSEX.

NAIRN, Ian, 1930-1983 & PEVSNER, Nikolaus, 1902-1983 : SUSSEX.

Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, (1965). First edition. In the celebrated “Buildings of England” series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 692,[xii]pp. Plates. Maps. Original cloth; very slightly bruised, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – price-clipped and lightly worn.

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NASH, Paul, 1889-1946 : PAUL NASH : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER V.

NASH, Paul, 1889-1946 : PAUL NASH : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER V.

London : Fleuron, (1927). First edition. An attractive little introduction to Nash and his work – seventeen plates of his oils and water-colours, almost all from private collections, with an introduction by Anthony Bertram (1897-1978). Printed at the Curwen Press.
Pott 4to (17cm). [vi]pp. Seventeen plates. Original decorative patterned boards; boards a little tanned and spotted, but a good copy.

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NEWMAN, G.F. (Gordon Frank), 1944- : YOU NICE BASTARD.

NEWMAN, G.F. (Gordon Frank), 1944- : YOU NICE BASTARD.

London : New English Library, (1972). First edition. Jack Manso, head of the firm, Terry Sneed, corrupt detective, etc. – a chilling and sobering fiction (with a glossary of underworld slang) dedicated to Ronnie, Reggie and Charlie, and Charlie and Eddie, and Frankie, and Billy.
Post 8vo (21cm). 348,[iv]pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; text faintly tanned as usual, but a very good copy in the original photographic dust-jacket by Klepth – just very lightly rubbed at extremities and with one short nick. With the ownership stamp of Bill Norman.

£25

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NEWTON, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940 : THE AMENITIES OF BOOK-COLLECTING AND KINDRED AFFECTATIONS.

NEWTON, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940 : THE AMENITIES OF BOOK-COLLECTING AND KINDRED AFFECTATIONS.

London : John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1920. First British edition : a British issue of the American sheets, first published in 1918. One of the classics of the field, a much-reprinted and thoroughly engaging account of Newton’s avid book-collecting career, his preference for inscribed copies, essays on some of his favourite authors – Charles Lamb; James Boswell; Hester Thrale (“it may at once be admitted that as a mother Mrs Thrale was not a conspicuous success”); William Godwin (“A Ridculous Philosopher”); William Dodd, the Macaroni Parson; the then still unmentionable Oscar Wilde – Newton’s favourite booksellers and bookshops, his frequent visits to London, other collectors, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). (xxi),(374),[ii]pp. Colour frontispiece. Plates. Portraits, Facsimiles. Original linen-backed boards; lightly tanned and slightly marked on lower board; endpapers a little tanned, but still overall a very good copy.

£25

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NOVAK, Robert, 1931-2009 : B-GIRL.

NOVAK, Robert, 1931-2009 : B-GIRL.

New York : Ace Books, (1956). First edition. Irene Molloy catches the eye of a jazz-trumpeter “and then, abruptly, the song changed, the notes went sour”. Ace S-174.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; just lightly rubbed, text slightly tanned, but a very good copy. Just a single copy (Madrid) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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“ORWELL, George” – [BLAIR, Eric Arthur, 1903-1950] : ORWELL : THE WAR COMMENTARIES.

“ORWELL, George” – [BLAIR, Eric Arthur, 1903-1950] : ORWELL : THE WAR COMMENTARIES.

London : Gerald Duckworth & Co. / British Broadcasting Corporation, (1985). First edition. The rediscovered texts of George Orwell’s wartime radio broadcasts, transmitted weekly from December 1941 (Pearl Harbor) through to February 1943. Passages originally deleted by the wartime censor have been restored where legible. “The first large-scale unpublished work of Orwell’s to appear since his early death in 1950”. Edited, introduced and extensively annotated by the late W. J. (Bill) West (1942-1999), who discovered the lost original manuscripts.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 248pp. Maps. Original boards; price obliterated from front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket just lightly sunned but with negligible wear. Contemporary gift inscription.

£25

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OSBORNE, John (John James), 1929-1994 : THE ENTERTAINER : A PLAY.

OSBORNE, John (John James), 1929-1994 : THE ENTERTAINER : A PLAY.

London : Faber & Faber, (1957). First edition. The death of music-hall and the career of Archie Rice, so memorably played by Laurence Olivier. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre on 10th April 1957, with Dorothy Tutin also in the cast.
Post 8vo (21cm). (90),[ii]pp. Original cloth, lettered in gilt; a touch of sunning at tips; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good copy in the Tony Armstrong Jones dust-jacket – also very good. Neat contemporary (October 1957) ownership inscription.

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PARKER, John Henry, 1806-1884 : A CONCISE GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN, AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE.

PARKER, John Henry, 1806-1884 : A CONCISE GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN, AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE.

Oxford & London : James Parker & Co., 1879. Fifth edition. A highly useful illustrated dictionary of architecture – from abacus to zig-zag – which retained its popularity well into the twentieth century and remains in print to the present day. First published in 1846.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). [iv],(336) + 8pp. Folding frontispiece in two colours. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, etc. Original decorative cloth gilt; lightly rubbed and a little sunned; a few faint spots, but a very good copy. From the library of the distinguished artist and architectural historian, Geoffrey Scowcroft Fletcher (1923-2004), with his ownership inscription.

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PARSONS, Denys (Denys Alexander), 1914-1995 : CAN IT BE TRUE? IT MUST BE TRUE – IT WAS ALL IN THE PAPERS.

PARSONS, Denys (Denys Alexander), 1914-1995 : CAN IT BE TRUE? IT MUST BE TRUE – IT WAS ALL IN THE PAPERS.

London : Macdonald & Co., (1953). First edition. An extremely funny anthology of genuine misprints, faux-pas, and wholly unintentional meanings culled from the world’s press – delightfully illustrated by the great “Anton” – at this date Antonia Yeoman (1907-1970).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (56)pp. Numerous illustrations. Original boards; some spotting to edges, endpapers and outer leaves, but a good copy in the Anton dust-jacket – lightly worn, torn, repaired and spotted.

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PASSINGHAM, W.J. (William John), 1897-1957 : LONDON’S MARKETS : THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.

PASSINGHAM, W.J. (William John), 1897-1957 : LONDON’S MARKETS : THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.

London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1935]. First edition. London’s markets in the broadest sense, with chapters on Smithfield; the Metropolitan Cattle Market; Billingsgate; Leadenhall; Spitalfields; the Borough; the Railway Markets; and also on Mincing Lane and the commodity markets; Corn; Wool; Furs; Timber; Coal; Hatton Garden, and the Stock Exchange.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xviii),302pp. Original turquoise cloth, lettered in black; a touch of wear to extremities; some fading to rear cover; some spotting to edges and prelims, but a good, sound and pleasant copy. Previous owner’s neat pencilled date of purchase (1939) on front free endpaper.

£25

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PEARCE, Michael, 1933- : THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE CAMEL OF DESTRUCTION.

PEARCE, Michael, 1933- : THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE CAMEL OF DESTRUCTION.

London : Crime Club (HarperCollins), (1993). First edition. The seventh of the Mamur Zapt series – Cairo in 1910 and a civil servant dies at his desk. Corruption in the air – Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, head of the Cairo Secret Police, investigates, aided by the local barber, the Grand Mufti, the formidable Widow Shawquat, and the monstrous Ali.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (190),[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; boards lightly marked; some spotting of edges, but a good copy in the Joe Partridge dust-jacket – the jacket just lightly worn, but still very good.

£20

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PEARS, Iain (Iain George), 1955- : STONE’S FALL.

PEARS, Iain (Iain George), 1955- : STONE’S FALL.

London : Jonathan Cape, (2009). First edition. Signed and dated (2009) by Iain Pears on the title-page. Love story, murder mystery, espionage and the enigma of John Stone, arms manufacturer and manipulator of markets before the Great War – set in Venice, Paris and London.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(598),[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928- : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

PRICE, Anthony (Alan Anthony), 1928- : SION CROSSING : A NOVEL.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1984. First edition. Oliver St. John Latimer, plump economist and spy-catcher, receives a request from the CIA. His rival, David Audley, also becomes involved.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (272)pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; just a hint of bruising; tiny mark to one leaf, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£40

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PRITCHETT, V.S. (Sir Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997 : THE CAMBERWELL BEAUTY.

PRITCHETT, V.S. (Sir Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997 : THE CAMBERWELL BEAUTY.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1974. First edition. Nine short stories – antique dealers and their fantasies; the lady from Guatemala; Molly – “as noisy as a blowlamp, but pretty”; an innocent abroad; an ambitious film-producer, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). (204),[iv]pp. Original light green-grey boards, lettered in gilt; very minor adhesion damage to endpapers, but a very good copy in the John Sutcliffe dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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PYM, Barbara (Barbara Mary Crampton), 1913-1980 : THE SWEET DOVE DIED.

PYM, Barbara (Barbara Mary Crampton), 1913-1980 : THE SWEET DOVE DIED.

London : Macmillan, (1978). First edition. Humphrey Boyce and his nephew rescue the exquisite Leonora from a book auction and the book-dealers “hunched over the table in their shabby clothes” – “The sale room is no place for a woman”, declares Humphrey, in a memorable opening line.
Post 8vo (21cm). 208pp. Original turquoise boards, lettered in silver; very slightly bruised, but a very good copy in the original blue, turquoise and white dust-jacket – the jacket price-clipped and just lightly rubbed, but also very good.

£30

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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : SHADOWS ON THE GRASS.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : SHADOWS ON THE GRASS.

London : Blond & Briggs, (1982). First edition. Raven’s hilarious cricketing reminiscences – cricket at Charterhouse, Cambridge, Bangalore, Kenya, Aden and Corfu – feuds, scandals, intrigues, liaisons, loves, hates, tragedies, comedies, farces – “from the virtuous to the vicious, from the clever and beautiful to the dreamy and debased”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],(228),[iv]pp. Original blue boards, ruled and lettered in gilt; very good in the Lawrence Toynbee dust-jacket – the jacket just faintly sunned and with a few spots on flaps, but also very good.

£40

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RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : BEFORE THE COCK CROW : A NOVEL.

RAVEN, Simon (Simon Arthur Nöel), 1927-2001 : BEFORE THE COCK CROW : A NOVEL.

London : Muller, Blond & White, (1986). First edition. The third novel in the “First-Born of Egypt” sequence – “in some Italian gutter there is a snipe with a legitimate claim to the entire Canteloupe estate”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],274,[vi]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; just a little bruised, but otherwise a very good copy in the Lawrence Toynbee dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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READ, Jan (John Hinton), 1917-2012 : THE NEW CONQUISTADORS.

READ, Jan (John Hinton), 1917-2012 : THE NEW CONQUISTADORS.

London : Evans Brothers, (1980). First edition. The extraordinary tale of the British volunteers and mercenaries who helped gain independence for the countries of South America – “the swashbuckling and fearless Lord Cochrane; William Brown, the amateur admiral; the embattled William Miller of Peru”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (176)pp. Plates. Portraits. Maps. Original boards; very good in a price-clipped but very lightly used dust-jacket.

£20

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REDGROVE, H. Stanley (Herbert Stanley), 1887-1943 : THE CREAM OF BEAUTY : A LITTLE BOOK OF BEAUTY CULTURE, CONTAINING MANY RECIPES FOR USEFUL TOILET CREAMS AND LOTIONS.

REDGROVE, H. Stanley (Herbert Stanley), 1887-1943 : THE CREAM OF BEAUTY : A LITTLE BOOK OF BEAUTY CULTURE, CONTAINING MANY RECIPES FOR USEFUL TOILET CREAMS AND LOTIONS.

London : William Heinemann (Medical Books), 1931. First edition. An attempt at demystifying and encouraging good and safe practice in the largely unregulated first great age of make-up – with chapters on the cure of ugliness; care of the face; care of the hands; materials used; cold cream; vanishing creams; emollient creams – both greasy and non-greasy; mud-pack treatment; face powder; rouge and lipstick; toilet waters and lotions; care of the hair; preparations for the hair, and the problem of superfluous hair.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xii,184pp. Original decorative boards in a stylish art-deco design by Bernard Venables (1907-2001); some minor wear and a few spots, but overall a very good copy.

£40

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“RICHARDS, Frank” – [HAMILTON, Charles Harold St. John, 1876-1961] : [COVER TITLE] THE TERROR OF THE TONG!

“RICHARDS, Frank” – [HAMILTON, Charles Harold St. John, 1876-1961] : [COVER TITLE] THE TERROR OF THE TONG!

London : Amalgamated Press, [1936]. First edition. Harry Wharton, Bob Cherry, Hurree Jamset Ram Singh, the immortal Billy Bunter, and the rest of the Greyfriars Remove in an extraordinary Chinese adventure. Schoolboys’ Own Library No. 271.
Pott 4to (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; spine reinforced with tape; some minor wear, creasing and slight spotting; staple rusted, but a good and serviceable copy. Just a single copy (National Library of Scotland) located in major libraries worldwide.

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ROWSE, A.L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997 : RALEGH AND THE THROCKMORTONS.

ROWSE, A.L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997 : RALEGH AND THE THROCKMORTONS.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1962. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to fellow historian Arthur Bryant and his wife – “For Arthur and Anne – admiration – affection – encouragement from A.L.” Rowse’s ground-breaking interpretation of Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh – “the most brilliant, various and glittering of all Elizabethans”, relying on the recently discovered Throckmorton diaries.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),(348)pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth gilt; a touch dulled and slightly marked; some internal marks; four leaves loose at rear; a well-read copy in a worn, creased and slightly marked dust-jacket. With numerous pencilled annotations and underlinings by Arthur Bryant.

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“SABER, Robert O.” – [OZAKI, Milton K., 1913-1989] : MURDER DOLL.

“SABER, Robert O.” – [OZAKI, Milton K., 1913-1989] : MURDER DOLL.

[New York] : Phantom Books – (Hanro Corp.), (1952). First edition. “Along Chicago’s glittering and vice-ridden Gold Coast and in the cash-and-carry honky-tonks along North Clark Street, the only law that prevailed was that laid down by a beautiful, bitter and deadly woman ...”. Phantom Book 510.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [ii],5-129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some rubbing and wear; one-inch chip to lower wrapper; some corner creasing; some internal spotting and tanning; a reasonable copy. Just two copies of this edition (Bodleian and Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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SANSOM, C.J. (Christopher John), 1952- : DOMINION.

SANSOM, C.J. (Christopher John), 1952- : DOMINION.

London : Mantle, (2012). First edition. “1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk ... dark authoritarian rule; press, radio and television are controlled .. there are terrible rumours too about what is happening in the basement of the German Embassy at Senate House”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],(594),[iv]pp. Endpaper maps. Original boards; a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

£20

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SEVERIN, Timothy, 1940- : THE GOLDEN ANTILLES.

SEVERIN, Timothy, 1940- : THE GOLDEN ANTILLES.

London : Hamish Hamilton, (1970). First edition. Tim Severin, himself a formidable sailor and re-creator of epic voyages, looks at the travellers, adventurers, pirates, buccaneers and soldiers of fortune drawn by the lure of the golden dream – William Dampier, El Dorado, John Esquemeling, Thomas Gage – the man who loved chocolate, Laurence Keymis, William Paterson, William Penn, Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert Venables, Lionel Wafer and more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],(xii),336,xii,[2],[ii]pp. Plates. Map. Original boards; top edge blue; a handful of edge-spots, but a very good copy in the George Mayhew dust-jacket – the jacket slightly creased and with a very short tear to lower panel, but clean and complete.

£20

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SMITH, Martin Cruz (Martin William), 1942- : GORKY PARK.

SMITH, Martin Cruz (Martin William), 1942- : GORKY PARK.

London : Collins, 1981. First British edition. The first of the Arkady Renko novels – filmed with a Dennis Potter screenplay in 1983. “I can’t remember when I have been as excited by a new crime novel as I was by Martin Cruz Smith’s powerful, compassionate and original novel” (P. D. James).
Demy 8vo (24cm). (xii),(366),[ii],[4]pp. Original black boards, lettered in silver; a touch bumped at head, but otherwise a very good copy in the original Tony Evans dust-jacket, likewise a little bruised at head, but also very good.

£25

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SMITH, Martin Cruz (Martin William), 1942- : POLAR STAR.

SMITH, Martin Cruz (Martin William), 1942- : POLAR STAR.

London : Collins Harvill, 1989. First British edition. The sequel to “Gorky Park” – Arkady Renko reduced to gutting fish on a factory ship in the Bering Sea.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(374),[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; just a touch bruised, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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SPILLANE, Mickey (Frank Morrison), 1918-2006 : THE LONG WAIT.

SPILLANE, Mickey (Frank Morrison), 1918-2006 : THE LONG WAIT.

London : Arthur Barker, (1953). First British edition. “You’ve probably never been suspected of embezzling a bank of two hundred thousand bucks, or of murdering a D.A. I was suspected of having done both”. His fifth novel, originally published in the USA in 1951 and turned into a film in 1954, starring Anthony Quinn, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (208)pp. Original blue boards, ruled and lettered in orange; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in the pictorial dust-jacket – just lightly rubbed and edge-worn, but also very good.

£40

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STARK, Freya (Freya Madeline), 1893-1993 : THE JOURNEY’S ECHO : SELECTIONS FROM FREYA STARK.

STARK, Freya (Freya Madeline), 1893-1993 : THE JOURNEY’S ECHO : SELECTIONS FROM FREYA STARK.

London : John Murray, (1963). First edition. A selection of the best of her travel and autobiographical writing, – Syria, Baghdad, Arabia, Ionia, etc. – introduced by Lawrence Durrell.
Post 8vo (21cm). xiv,(224),[ii]pp. Plates. Original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge blue; a very good copy in the Harvey dust-jacket, price-clipped by the publisher, with a revised price over-sticker, and just lightly rubbed and creased.

£25

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STEINBECK, John (John Ernst), 1902-1968 : SWEET THURSDAY.

STEINBECK, John (John Ernst), 1902-1968 : SWEET THURSDAY.

London : William Heinemann, (1954). First British edition. “One night Mack lay back on his bed in the Palace Flophouse and he said, ‘I ain’t never been satisfied with that book Cannery Row. I would have went about it different’” – the sequel.
Post 8vo (21cm). viii,264pp. Original dark green cloth, ruled and lettered across spine in gilt; very faint cup-mark on lower cover, but otherwise a very good, sound and bright copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket by PG – very lightly worn, with just a few tiny chips and a few short tears.

£25

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STRACHEY, Lytton (Giles Lytton), 1880-1932 : ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

STRACHEY, Lytton (Giles Lytton), 1880-1932 : ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

London : Anthony Blond, (1969). First edition. A “facétie” from Strachey, written for the private relish of his friends and (not surprisingly) previously unpublished. Two Edwardian girls fresh from school investigate the mysteries of sex. With an introduction by Michael Holroyd.
Post 4to (24cm). (48)pp. Seventeen two-colour illustrations, some full page, by Erté (1892-1990). Original pink boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the Erté dust-jacket – just faintly rubbed and with a couple of spots, but also very good.

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THORNTON, Philip : IKONS AND OXEN.

THORNTON, Philip : IKONS AND OXEN.

London : Collins, (1939). First edition. Thornton once again in the Balkans – fire-dancing at Vulgari, a gipsy funeral with the ritual feeding of the corpse by a witch, vampirism in Romania, and much more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 300,[iv]pp. Plates. Original cloth; light spotting of edges and endpapers, but a very good copy in a lightly worn dust-jacket.

£25

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TOMLYN, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1860-1927- editor : THE CHILDREN’S SONG BOOK. WITH COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS.

TOMLYN, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1860-1927- editor : THE CHILDREN’S SONG BOOK. WITH COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS.

Edinburgh : Andersons, [ca.1925]. A reprint of this attractive and popular compilation, re-issued in various formats from about 1905 onwards – the words and music of forty favourite children’s songs – “Girls and Boys Come out to Play”, “I Love Little Pussy”, “Sing a Song of Sixpence”, and others which might not pass muster in this day and age – with three-colour plates by Lawson Wood, Charles Crombie, Harry Rountree, etc.
Crown 4to (25cm). 62 [i.e. 60]pp. Eight colour plates. Original pictorial satin cotton, with rabbits, chicks, etc.; slight wear at tips; a touch sunned, but still a very good copy.

£25

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“TREVOR, William” – [COX, William Trevor, 1928-2016] :  OTHER PEOPLE’S WORLDS.

“TREVOR, William” – [COX, William Trevor, 1928-2016] : OTHER PEOPLE’S WORLDS.

London : Bodley Head, (1980). First edition. Julia Ferndale in Gloucestershire – pleasant, widowed, middle-aged – and Francis Tyte, actor, from a far less pleasant world. The nature of victims, saints, fools, and the nature of perpetrators.
Post 8vo (21cm). (244),[iv]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt; top edge spotted, but a very good copy in the Hilary Scott dust-jacket – just a touch sunned, but also very good.

£50

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“TREVOR, William” – [COX, William Trevor, 1928-2016] :  FAMILY SINS & OTHER STORIES.

“TREVOR, William” – [COX, William Trevor, 1928-2016] : FAMILY SINS & OTHER STORIES.

London : Bodley Head, (1990). First edition. A collection of a dozen short stories, including “In Love with Ariadne”, “Honeymoon in Tramore”, “Coffee with Oliver”, etc – “the bewildering complexities of the human condition ... devastating insight, elegiac compassion and densely textured economy”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (252),[iv]pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; tiny mark on p.122, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – a design featuring a landscape by Paul Camille Guigou – very slightly marked at fore-edges but otherwise very good indeed.

£50

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TROLLOPE, Joanna, 1943- : THE BEST OF FRIENDS.

TROLLOPE, Joanna, 1943- : THE BEST OF FRIENDS.

London : Bloomsbury, (1995). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Joanna Trollope on the title-page. Two intelligent, ordinary, recognisable families intertwined in friendship in a country town – intimacy, betrayal and loyalty.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(262),[ii],[2]pp. Original navy boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge a little spotted; faint press-crease to title-page, but otherwise a very good copy in the Jenny Wheatley dust-jacket – just faintly rubbed, but also very good.

£20

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TUTE, Warren, 1914-1989 : COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD.

TUTE, Warren, 1914-1989 : COCHRANE : A LIFE OF ADMIRAL THE EARL OF DUNDONALD.

London : Cassell & Co., (1965). First edition. A life of the mercurial Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860) – Nelson’s “Loup de Mer” – brilliant sailor, inventor, politician, naval strategist, radical reformer, rebel, scourge of bureaucrats and liberator of nations – more honoured from Greece to Brazil than in his own country. “His sweeping indictments of injustice and corruption, his impetuous high courage which had stood him so well as a seaman, earned him only a reputation as a troublemaker”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xvi),(276)pp. Plates. Portraits. Map. Original boards; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in a just lightly used and slightly tanned dust-jacket, but also very good.

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UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

London : Faber & Faber, (1966). First edition. Recipes and reminiscences of her Derbyshire childhood – thor cake, parkin, canary pudding, green snow, pikelets, wakes cakes, rhubarb wine and other delights.
Post 8vo (21cm). 132pp. Illustrations and decorations by Pauline Baynes. Original cloth; a few faint spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used and price-clipped dust-jacket.

£20

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WATSON, Colin, 1920-1983 : BLUE MURDER.

WATSON, Colin, 1920-1983 : BLUE MURDER.

London : Eyre Methuen, (1979). First edition. Crusading journalist uncovers scandal in Flaxborough.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (160)pp. Original brown boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the original Ian Butterworth dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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WEIGALL, Arthur (Arthur Edward Pearse Brome), 1880-1934 : THE GRAND TOUR OF NORMAN ENGLAND.

WEIGALL, Arthur (Arthur Edward Pearse Brome), 1880-1934 : THE GRAND TOUR OF NORMAN ENGLAND.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1927]. First edition. The multi-faceted Arthur Weigall – historian, journalist, novelist, screen-writer, lyricist and Egyptologist – takes us on an engaging and richly illustrated motor tour of Norman England, visiting “every important Norman building in every county in England”, providing the basic information, and giving every incentive to follow in his footsteps.
Demy 8vo (24cm). 352pp. Numerous photo illustrations on eighty-eight plates. Original cloth; some very minor wear to extremities; slight tanning to outer leaves, but overall a very good copy.

£25

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“WEST, Nathanael” – [WEINSTEIN, Nathan Wallenstein, 1903-1940] : THE DAY OF THE LOCUST.

“WEST, Nathanael” – [WEINSTEIN, Nathan Wallenstein, 1903-1940] : THE DAY OF THE LOCUST.

London : Grey Walls Press, 1951. First British edition. Hollywood in the Depression years – and the first appearance of Homer Simpson. Originally published in New York in 1939.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (208)pp. Original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt; a few faint marks; very mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good and bright copy in the original pale blue dust-jacket, printed in maroon and black – just a little tanned, and with a few very faint streaks of discolouration.

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WINDLE, Bertram C.A. (Sir Bertram Coghill Alan), 1858-1929 : REMAINS OF THE PREHISTORIC AGE IN ENGLAND.

WINDLE, Bertram C.A. (Sir Bertram Coghill Alan), 1858-1929 : REMAINS OF THE PREHISTORIC AGE IN ENGLAND.

London : Methuen & Co., 1904. First edition. Facts rather than theory in this comprehensive illustrated survey of the physical remains, with chapters on stone implements, with lists of caves and localities; the metallic age, with a list of bronze hoards; bone implements, with a list of cup-and-ring sites; places of burial, with a list of barrows; megalithic remains, with lists of dolmens and other visible remains; earthworks, camps and dykes, with lists; places of habitation – pit-dwellings, hut circles, souterrains, dene-holes, beehive houses, pile-dwellings, crannoges, terra-mare, with a list of villages; the early iron age, etc. In the attractive “Antiquary’s Books” series.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xvi),320,[iv] + 40pp publisher’s advertisements dated September 1904. Numerous illustrations by Edith Windle, the author’s wife. Original cloth gilt; some very minor wear; a touch sunned; some light internal spotting, but a good copy. Ownership inscription of J. Lucas of Warminster.

£25

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ZOLA, Émile (Émile Édouard Charles Antoine), 1840-1902 : THE FAT AND THE THIN (LE VENTRE DE PARIS).

ZOLA, Émile (Émile Édouard Charles Antoine), 1840-1902 : THE FAT AND THE THIN (LE VENTRE DE PARIS).

London : Chatto & Windus, 1896. Second edition in English. “The Belly of Paris” – set in and around Les Halles, the great central food market of Paris, and Zola’s first novel entirely to concentrate on the working class. Originally published French in 1873 and in English by Henry Vizetelly in 1888, the year before he was imprisoned under the obscene libel laws specifically for publishing Zola, and here in a revised translation with a new introduction by his son, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1853-1922).
Crown 8vo (20cm). [2],xiv,314,[ii],4 + 32pp inserted advertisements dated October 1895. Original decorative cloth in an attractive floral design; floral endpapers; some minor wear at extremities; top edge a little dusty, but still a very good copy. Small bookseller’s label (Palmeira House, Brighton and Hove Stores) on front pastedown.

£40

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