Just Gone


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[illus. FOREMAN, Michael] JONES, Terry

The Saga Of Erik The Viking

London: Pavilion Books/Michael Joseph, 1983

Large 8vo, pp. 144. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
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BANVILLE, John

Ghosts

London: Secker & Warburg, 1993

8vo, pp. 245. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.


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STRUTHER, Jan

Mrs. Miniver

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1940

8vo, pp. 288. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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ATWOOD, Margaret

The Handmaid's Tale

London: Cape, 1986


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AUDEN, W.H.

Another Time

London: Faber, 1940

8vo, pp. 125. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Leading edge uncut.

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[illus. FINI, Leonor] [intro. PAULHAN, Jean] [pseud. DESCLOS, An

Histoire d'O

Paris: Aux Dépens De La Compagnie Des Bibliophiles, 1962

Folio, 184 pp. in loose signatures. Black velvet slipcase, ivory spine label lettered in gilt.

Copy no. 112 of 350 copies, on Vélin d'Arches. French text.
The Story of O was controversial from the moment it was published in 1954; sixty years on, an


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RATTIGAN, Terence

Flare Path

London: Samuel French, 1943

8vo, pp. 88. Original blue paper wrappers, lettered in black. Front wrapper loose... [more]


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BETJEMAN, John

Lord Mount Prospect

Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1981

Small 8vo, pp. 29. Original white stiff paper wrappers in a blue marbled dustwrapper, title label to front panel.

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COOPER, Susan

The Dark Is Rising

London: Chatto & Windus, 1973

8vo, pp. 216. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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RATTIGAN, Terence

Separate Tables

New York: Random House, N.d. [1957]

8vo, pp. 177. Original green-grey boards, photographic inlay to front panel, lettered in gilt to front panel and gilt on red to spine.... [more]


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BETJEMAN, John

Ah Middlesex

London: Warren Editions, 1984

Oblong 12mo, unpaginated. Original stiff paper wrappers, floral design dustwrapper.

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WILLIAMS, Kit

Masquerade

London: Cape, 1979

4to, unpaginated. Original illustrated boards, no dustwrapper, as issued.

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TROLLOPE, Anthony

The Way We Live Now

London: Chapman and Hall, 1875

2 vols. Vol. I: 320 pp. Vol. II: 319 pp. Half-titles. Top edges gilt.

First edition in book form.

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BETJEMAN, John

ALS to Nevill Coghill

London: N.p., 1972

1 p., pre-printed Thank You letter, Betjeman's name to top left and address to top right printed in red. In the original envelope, stamp cancelled with a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[ed. ELLIS, Albert and ABARBANEL, Albert]

The Encyclopaedia Of Sexual Behaviour

London: The Corsano Co., 1961

2 vols., 8vos, pp. (I) 1-574 (II) 575-1059. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on front panels and spines. No dustwrappers.

First ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"The Voice" is reported to have similar effects upon countless males....'. While we can't argue with e


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[ed. SANDERS, Ed]

Fuck You

New York: Fuck You Press, 1962

4to, 30 tangerine mimeographed leaves, unpaginated, secured by staples running the length of left edge.

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AUDEN, W.H.

Another Time

New York: Random House, 1940

8vo, pp. 114. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt to spine and with publisher's device to front panel.

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DUFF, Charles

A Handbook On Hanging

London: Grant Richards and Philip Sainsbury at the Cayme Press, 1928

Small 8vo, pp. 128. Original pictorial boards with a gallows design. Printed paper label to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[ed. THOMAS, R.S.]

The Batsford Book Of Country Verse

London: B.T.Batsford, 1961

8vo, pp. 128. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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[ed. WHITE, Eric] [AUDEN, W.H.]

Poems

London: Poetry Book Society, 1966

Small 8vo, 16pp., unpaginated. Original printed paper wrappers.

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KING, Jessie M.

The City Of The West

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1911

Small 8vo, unpaginated. Original deluxe binding, boards lettered in gilt on spine, and gilt illustration and lettering to front panel. Edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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THOMAS, R.S.

H'm

London: Macmillan, 1972

8vo, pp. 37. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrapper.

First edition of the hardbound issue.


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AUDEN, W.H.

For The Time Being

New York: Random House, 1944

8vo, pp. 132. Original blue three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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THOMAS, R.S.

Collected Later Poems 1988-2000

Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2004

8vo, pp. 368. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

A fine copy.


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GREENE, Graham

May We Borrow Your Husband?

London: Bodley Head, 1967

8vo, pp. 188. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First trade edition.

A lovely copy.


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[ed. and illus. BURNS, Robert]

Scots Ballads

London: Seeley Service & Co., 1939

4to, unpaginated. Full vellum binding, lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut.

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HEANEY, Seamus

Eleven Poems

Belfast: Festival Publications, 1965

8vo, 14 pp. unpaginated, stapled paper wrappers.

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GREENE, Graham

The Great Jowett

London: Bodley Head, 1981

8vo, pp. 44. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition. No. 65 OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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RIDING, Laura

The Life Of The Dead

London: Arthur Barker, 1933

4to, pp. 48. Original mottled brown stiff paper wrappers, oversized and frayed at edges, and lacking the spine. Rear wrapper and ?nal illustration detached. Title label to front panel. Mottled brown ... [more]


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HEANEY, Seamus

Death Of A Naturalist

London: Faber, 1969

8vo, pp. 57. Original printed card wrappers.

First softbound issue, appearing three years after its hardbound counterpart. SIGNED BY THE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Nutmeg Of Consolation

London: Collins, 1991

8vo, pp. 315. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

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[ed. JOLAS, Eugene]

Transition 1932:

The Hague: Servire Press, 1932

Large 8vo., pp. 325, 11 pp. advertisements at rear. Original printed paper wrappers.

First edition. Issue no. 21 of this influential quarterly, founded by Jolas in 1927, which gave... [more]


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[Olympia Press][pseud. TROCCHI, Alexander] LENGEL, Frances

The Carnal Days Of Helen Seferis

Paris: Atlantic Library, 1954

8vo, pp. 183. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. The pornographic sequel to Trocchi's first book, Helen And... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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DUNN, Douglas

Terry Street

London: Faber, 1969

8vo, pp. 62. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Publisher's price label [£1.00] to foot of front flap.

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NORTON, Mary

The Borrowers Afield

London: J.M. Dent, 1955

Small 8vo, pp. 194. Original blue boards, lettered in red to spine, and with illustration in red to front panel. Illustrated endpapers and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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De FORREST, Michael

The Gay Year

New York: Woodford Press, 1949

8vo, pp. 267. Original black cloth, lettered in yellow on spine.

First edition.
While use of the word 'gay' to denote homosexuality can be traced back at least to the 1920s and... [more]


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BAINBRIDGE, Beryl

Filthy Lucre

London: Duckworth, 1986

8vo, pp. 144. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Publisher's price label over printed price on front flap.

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LARKIN, Philip

All What Jazz

London: Faber, 1970

8vo, pp. 272. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

A collection of Larkin's articles on jazz, written... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[GREENE, Graham] NEAME, Christopher

Monsignor Quixote

London: Euston Films, 1985

Green ring binder containing 119 pp. mimeographed typescript on white paper stock, dated February 1985; 18 pp. rehearsal and shooting schedule on... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"Monsignor Quixote" is signed by Graham Greene + Alec Guiness'.

First edition. LEO McKERN'S WORKING SCRIPT, INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY GRAHAM GREENE: 'For Leo with whom I have laughed + cried, with all my affection, Graham (chez Senor Antonio) May 21 85'. ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY McKERN'S CO-STAR SIR ALEC GUINNESS: 'Compañero! Alec'. McKERN'S OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ('Leo') TO TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER.

Monsignor Quixote, adapted from Graham Greene's novel by the film's producer Christopher Neame, was shot in Spain from 22 April to 7 June 1985, and was first transmitted on 13 February 1987. A modern-day retelling of the Cervantes story, it starred Sir Alec Guinness in the title role, with Leo McKern as Sancho, and a cast of British theatrical heavyweights including Maurice Denham and Ian Richardson. Guinness -- who had worked on two earlier Greene film adaptations, Our Man In Havana and The Comedians -- later told his friend and Catholic mentor Dame Felicitas Corrigan: 'Graham Greene turned up a few times when we were filming. As charming and kind as ever but his eighty-one years are beginning to tell. Typical of him (entre nous) but he has divided the proceeds from his Spanish sales (of film and book) equally between Osera monastery [a location used in the film] and the rebels in Nicaragua.' The film was generally well-received, although Guinness managed to find one or two dissenters: 'A slightly carping [review] in Time Out -- with which I agreed 100%.'

Leo McKern's script is fully marked up, his lines highlighted throughout, and occasional rewrites entered in his own hand. Shooting schedule, and unit lists and notes, rarely survive filming, almost always thrown away


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TAYLOR, Bayard

Joseph And His Friend

New York: G. P. Putnam, 1870

8vo, pp. 361, two pages of advertisements at rear. Original maroon cloth boards, rubbed, stained and worn, faded at spine and with some wear to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[BLAIR, Eric] ORWELL, George

Shooting An Elephant and other essays

London: Secker & Warburg, 1950

8vo, pp. 212. Original pale green boards, lettered in red on spine.

First edition.

George Orwell the essayist was the greatest stylist of the twentieth century, and one of its towering consciences; Shooting An Elephant, published in the year of his death, gathers together his finest shorter pieces. As well as the anti-imperialist title essay, the collection includes Decline Of The English Murder, a playful rumination on the types of stories favoured by Sunday red-tops and their middle-England readers; Politics And The English Language, Orwell's peerless treatise on literary style; and A Hanging, still one of the most compelling arguments against the death penalty ever written.

A superior copy of Orwell's best book.

A lovely copy of a book seldom found in collectable condition, containing Orwell at his peerless best.


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BETJEMAN, John

First And Last Loves

London: John Murray, 1952

8vo, pp. 244. Original white boards with repeated blue patterned device, lettered in blue to spine. Top edge brown.

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Travelling People

London: Constable, 1963

8vo, pp. 303. Original illustrated wrappers.

Softbound proof. THE DEDICATION COPY OF JOHNSON'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR UNDER... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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MACLAREN-ROSS

The Funny Bone

London: Elek Books, 1956

8vo, pp. 184. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
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[Olympia Press] [trans. TROCCHI, Alexander] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume

The Debauched Hospodar

Paris: Olympia Press, 1953

Small 8vo, pp. 157. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, printed in black.

A translation by Alexander Trocchi (using the pseudonym 'Oscar Mole') of Apollinaire's novel Les Onze Mille Verges, first published in Paris by Elias Gaucher around 1907.

A very nice copy of a fragile book.


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[AUDEN, W.H.] BETJEMAN, John

Slick But Not Streamlined

New York: Doubleday, 1947

Small 8vo, pp. 185. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Gilt device to front panel. Ribbon marker.

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CHARTERS, Ann

Beats And Company:

New York: Doubleday, 1986

8vo, pp. 159. Original grey boards, lettered in white on black spine.

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PETRONIUS

The Satyricon Of Petronius

Paris: Obelisk Press, N.d. [1938]

8vo, pp. 222. Original black boards, silver spine labels printed in black. Leading and lower edges uncut.

First Obelisk edition, printed from the plates of the suppressed Fortune Press edition, with an Obelisk cancel title page and spine labels. No. 173 of 1000 copies, the number inked in to the printed limitation.

This translation, advertised as being by Oscar Wilde but probably the work of Alfred R. Allinson, was first issued in Paris in 1902 by Charles Carrington, and was reissued by the Fortune Press in 1933. It was one of many Fortune Press titles seized by police in 1934. On 22 June 1938 Jack Kahane, the proprietor of the English-language Paris imprint the Obelisk Press, took receipt of 100 copies of this title from R.A.Caton of the Fortune Press; Kahane then took advantage of a loophole in the French obscenity laws (which were only ever applied to works published in French) to reissue the book with an Obelisk title page and spine labels (which probably cover the original Fortune Press typography).

Rare: only two copies of this edition have been located. This copy lacks the dustwrapper found on the only other known copy, but still presents an opportunity to fill an otherwise unfillable gap in any collection of the highly influential Obelisk imprint.


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[BETJEMAN, John] [illus. PIPER, John; GILI, Phillida; HARTE, Glynn Boyd] [intro. LARKIN, Philip]

A Catalogue Of Works By Sir John Betjeman

London: Warren Editions, 1983

Tall 8vo, unpaginated. Original plain stiff paper wrappers, light blue dustwrapper, lettered in dark blue to front panel.

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[ANONYMOUS]

Surgery Two Hundred Years Ago

New York: F. Tennyson Neely, N.d. [1895]

Small oblong 8vo, pp. [unpaginated]. Original green cloth boards, illustrated and lettered in black on front panel. Yellow... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[MILLIGAN, Spike] BRATBY, John

Painters Of Today: John Bratby

London: Studio Books, 1961

Small 4to, pp. 22 and 20 plates. Original illustrated laminated boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY BRATBY TO SPIKE MILLIGAN: 'To Spike Milligan with Best Wishes from John Bratby. 16 May 1968'.

John Bratby [1928-92] was a founder of the Kitchen Sink movement in the late 1950s, before moving on to portraiture in the following decade. His subjects were drawn from his family and the world of celebrity -- and included his good friend Spike Milligan.

A very nice association.


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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

On The Frontier

London: Faber, 1938

8vo, pp. 123. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Leading and lower edges uncut.

First edition. Dedicated to Benjamin Britten.



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