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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : AGENTS AND PATIENTS.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : AGENTS AND PATIENTS.

London : Duckworth, 1936. First edition. “Ablaze with sports-cars and cocktails and bailiffs and film-directors and innuendoes, and even poor old Freud is hoisted out of his dismal coffin of the early nineteen-twenties and put through his creaking paces. It is all very amusingly done, and the glitter is maintained with a vast deal of switching on and off of artificial lights” – A. G. Macdonell’s review in “The Bystander”, 29th January 1936.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 272,[iv]pp. Original magenta cloth, lettered in gilt; a touch sunned; a few faint marks; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a good copy of a difficult early title.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : AT LADY MOLLY’S : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : AT LADY MOLLY’S : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1957). First edition. It’s 1934 and Widmerpool is thinking of marriage. The fourth volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence.
Crown 8vo. (20cm). [viii],(240)pp. Original red-pink cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; slight spotting of top edge, but a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – just lightly sunned and with a few faint marks, but also very good.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : CASANOVA’S CHINESE RESTAURANT : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : CASANOVA’S CHINESE RESTAURANT : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1960). First edition. The fifth volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence – London in the thirties, Moreland, Maclintick, the Tollands, the Spanish Civil War, Stringham reappears, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(230),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; a few edge-spots, but a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – a design in blue, black, red and white – also very good, with just minor wear and a few faint marks. Lilley A.13a.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE KINDLY ONES : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE KINDLY ONES : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1962). First edition. The sixth volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence – Moreland, General Conyers, Sir Magnus Donners, Widmerpool, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],254,[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; top edge a little spotted, but a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – a design in turquoise, black, red and white – lightly used and a little tanned, but otherwise very good. Lilley A.14a.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE VALLEY OF BONES : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE VALLEY OF BONES : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1964). First edition. The seventh volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence – and the first of the wartime trilogy. Nicholas Jenkins joins the army, Rowland Gwatkin, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [x],(244),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; top edge lightly spotted, but otherwise a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – a design in red, black, sepia and white – price-clipped, lightly used and a touch tanned, but also very good. Lilley A.16a.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE SOLDIER’S ART : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE SOLDIER’S ART : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1966). First edition. The eighth volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence – 1940-1941, the war, the blitz, Widmerpool, Stringham, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [x],(228),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; edges a little spotted, but otherwise a very good and bright copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – a design in blue, black, sepia and white – price-clipped, but very lightly used, and also very good. Ownership stamps of St. Joseph College, Blackpool, at front and rear.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE MILITARY PHILOSOPHERS : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : THE MILITARY PHILOSOPHERS : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1968). First edition. The ninth volume in the “Dance to the Music of Time” sequence – the last of the war trilogy, wartime London 1942-1945, Nicholas Jenkins in liaison, Widmerpool with some personal complications.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(244),[iv]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; mild spotting of top edge, but a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket – a design in red, ochre, black and white – just lightly used, faintly tanned, and a little sunned at spine, as often. Lilley A.18a.

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POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : BOOKS DO FURNISH A ROOM : A NOVEL.

POWELL, Anthony (Anthony Dymoke), 1905-2000 : BOOKS DO FURNISH A ROOM : A NOVEL.

London : William Heinemann, (1971). First edition. The tenth volume in the series, as the “Dance to the Music of Time” enters its final movement. Austerity in post-war literary London, the eccentric and egotistical X. Trapnel, the rascally Widmerpool, now an M.P., and Pamela Flitton — “probably the vilest, rudest, most odious woman in fiction ... sulky, ill-bred, beautiful”, as Elizabeth Harvey put it in a contemporary review.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(242),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; a touch bruised, with some flecking, mainly to the edges of the cloth; top edge spotted, but a good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket — a design in red, orange, black and white — just a touch darkened at the spine, with some minimal wear and a few spots, but just a single short nick and itself very good.

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