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LAMBERT, Sam – editor : LONDON NIGHT AND DAY : A GUIDE TO WHERE THE OTHER BOOKS DON'T TAKE YOU.

LAMBERT, Sam – editor : LONDON NIGHT AND DAY : A GUIDE TO WHERE THE OTHER BOOKS DON'T TAKE YOU.

London : Architectural Press, (1962). Tenth edition. First published in 1951 and annually revised and updated. A bright, breezy and unorthodox guide to London, delightfully illustrated by Osbert Lancaster – trips, shopping, lunch, museums, galleries, sports, teatime, pubs, restaurants, newspapers, night-clubs, etc., etc.
Landscape 8vo (15cm); 104pp. Numerous Lancaster illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers; just lightly used and slightly bruised.

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LANCASTER, Osbert (Sir Osbert), 1908-1986 : ALL DONE FROM MEMORY.

LANCASTER, Osbert (Sir Osbert), 1908-1986 : ALL DONE FROM MEMORY.

London : John Murray, (1963). First trade edition. Lancaster’s reminiscences of childhood – with his own illustrations. Originally published in a very limited edition of forty-five copies in 1953. Loosely inserted are some press-cuttings of Lancaster’s obituaries.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [x],118pp. Colour frontispiece. Numerous illustrations. Original yellow boards, pictorially blocked on upper cover, and blocked and lettered on spine in green; just a touch bruised, but a very good, bright and clean copy in the original Lancaster dust-jacket – a design in white, brown and pale blue – very good, clean and unworn.

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LANCASTER, Osbert (Sir Osbert), 1908-1986 : THE SARACEN’S HEAD : OR, THE RELUCTANT CRUSADER.

LANCASTER, Osbert (Sir Osbert), 1908-1986 : THE SARACEN’S HEAD : OR, THE RELUCTANT CRUSADER.

London : John Murray, (1948). First edition. Lancaster’s alternative view of the Crusades, with William de Littlehampton – illustrated by himself.
Crown 4to (25cm). (68),[ii]pp. Three double-page colour illustrations, not included in pagination. Numerous illustrations. Original yellow cloth, pictorially blocked on upper cover, blocked and lettered on spine in red; a fine, bright, clean and sound copy in the original colour-printed Lancaster dust-jacket – with one short nick, but otherwise clean, fresh and unworn.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : AUNTS AREN'T GENTLEMEN : A JEEVES AND BERTIE STORY.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : AUNTS AREN'T GENTLEMEN : A JEEVES AND BERTIE STORY.

London : Barrie & Jenkins, (1974). First edition. The final Jeeves & Wooster novel – later published in the USA as the "The Cat-Nappers". Aunt Dahlia wants Bertie to steal something – and Jeeves’ aunt also appears.
Post 8vo (21cm). 176pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; just faintly bruised, but a very good copy in the Osbert Lancaster dust-jacket – just lightly sunned, with a few faint marks and signs of use, but also very good.

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