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BIMSON, Walter R.

O Caledonia:

N.p. 'Privately printed by Walter R. Bimson for a few of his hunting and fishing companions' February 1, 1965

20 pp. pamphlet, stiff paper wrappers.

First and only edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'Taylor Smith /... [more]

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£125.00

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Meredith, George

One Of Our Conquerors

London: Chapman and Hall, 1891

3 vols. 8vos., pp. 302, 320 and 307. Original blue coarse cloth boards, tooling in black to front panels, lettered in gilt on spines, blindstamped publisher's device to rear panels. Edges uncut.... [more]

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£225.00

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AMIS, Kingsley

The King's English

London: Harper Collins, 1997

Large 8vo., pp. 270. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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SELF, Will

Sore Sites

London: Ellipsis: 2000

12mo, pp. 237. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition of this collection of essays which first appeared in the magazine Building Design.

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SITWELL, Osbert

Left Hand, Right Hand! 5 vols.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1945-1950

8vos, all in original red boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First editions of Sitwell's autobiography.
A lovely set which has been together since publication.

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CARPENTER, Edward

Sex-Love, And Its Place In A Free Society

Manchester: The Labour Press Society, 1894

12mo, pp. 24. Original paper wrappers in raw sienna, hand-sewn, lettered in gilt on front panel.

First edition.
In... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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DEPEW, Albert N.

Gunner Depew

Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1918

8vo, pp. 312. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Two small stamped names to front pastedown and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[illus. VICKY] [pseud. SCHAEFFAUER, Herman George] SAGITTARIUS

Let Cowards Flinch

London: Turnstile Press, 1947

Large 8vo, pp. 39. Original illustrated boards.

First edition.
Scarce in the dustwrapper.

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[St. Jerome]

Vita De Sancto Hieronymo

Cambridge: Cygnet Press, 1928

Small 8vo, pp. 36. Illustrated with woodcuts. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Paper label lettered in black to front... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[ed. ZUCKERMAN, Lord]

Great Zoos Of The World: Their Origins And Significance

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, N.d. [1979]

Large 8vo, pp. 231. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY LORD ZUCKERMAN:... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-em

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Death Is Not Enough

London: Carrefour, N.d. [1962]

8vo, pp. 171. Original oversized stiff paper wrappers.

Second edition, published by the author's widow, Daphne. First published by... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"white heart-rot of death" -- the death that must be accepted and not evaded if there is to be resurrecti


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KING, Jessie M.

The Grey City Of The North

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1910

Small 8vo, pp. 51. Original boards with oversized dustwrapper, colour illustrations to front and rear panel, spine lettered in grey. Publisher's ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[illus. OXENBURY, Helen] CUTLER, Ivor

Meal One

London: Heinemann, 1971

8vo, unpaginated. Original illustrated boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition.
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£45.00

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WALTON, Isaac

The Complete Angler

London: Strahan & Co., 1844

8vo, pp. 445. Original boards, vellum tips, lettered in gilt on vellum spine. Tissue guards to engravings. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Bookplate... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[MANDELA, Nelson] MEER, Fatima

Higher Than Hope

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, WARMLY INSCRIBED TO PETER HAIN BY DONALD WOODS: 'For Peter, on your 40th birthday, an appropriate gift -- your personal contribution to the goals and the liberation of Mandela will never be forgotten. 17/2/1990 Donald and Wendy Woods.'

Donald Woods began his professional life in South Africa as a cub reporter on the radical newspaper The Daily Despatch, and rose through the ranks to become its editor in 1965. He was close friends with the Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, murdered by police in 1977. Woods' secretly-taken photographs of his friend's battered exposed the government cover-up of the cause of Biko's death.

Peter Hain's parents were radicals active in the Liberal Party of South Africa. By the age of nineteen Hain was chairman of the Stop The Seventy Tour campaign and, at great personal risk, led protest marches and pitch invasions of South African rugby and cricket tours in order to oppose apartheid. In 1972 he was sent a letter bomb, which failed to explode. Having emigrated to Britain he became a founder member of the Anti-Nazi League in the late 1970s. (He was also a vice-president of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, forerunner of Stonewall). He migrated from the Liberal Party to Labour, and served in a number of Cabinet positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990; six days later Donald Woods presented this book to Peter Hain to mark Hain's 40th birthday, the two men's joint struggle, and, crowningly, one of the most joyous events of the twentieth century.

A wonderful association copy, affectionately inscribed by one hero of the anti-apartheid movement to another.","

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Very light spotti

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KINGDON-WARD, F.

Plant Hunter In Manipur

London: Cape, 1952

8vo. pp. 254. Index and foldout map. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine.

First edition.

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[LARKIN, Philip] Bloomfield, B. C.

Brought To Book

Edinburgh: The Friends of Edinburgh University Library, 1995

8vo, pp. 17. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red to front panel.

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