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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BRANDT, Bill

Literary Britain

London: Cassell, 1951

Square 8vo, unpaginated. Original green boards, lettered in gilt and gilt-on-red to spine. Tan endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. Introduction by John Heyward.

Now very scarce in the dustwrapper.


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[HOWERD, Frankie] COLIN, Sid

Up Pompeii

London: Ned Sherrin Productions/Anglo-EMI, 1970

Large 8vo, 140 pp., bound in brown stiff paper wrappers, text block secured with two split pins.

First edition. FREELANCE COMEDY WRITER DICK VOSBURGH'S COPY, WITH HIS NOTES TO TITLE PAGE AND OCCASIONAL NOTES AND MARKINGS THROUGHOUT THE TEXT.

Script for the film version of Up Pompeii!, which cast Michael Hordern as Ludicrus, Julie Ege as Voluptua, and Madeleine Smith as Erotica. (The feature film dispensed with the TV show's exclamation mark).

Although his work is uncredited, writer Dick Vosburgh worked on both the TV and film incarnations of Up Pompeii!, a hugely successful show which was worked up by a number of writers from an original idea by Talbot Rothwell.


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ISHIGURO, Kazuo

A Pale View Of Hills

London: Faber, 1982

8vo, pp. 183. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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HUGHES, Ted

Selected Poems 1957-1967

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 109. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition, softbound issue, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE.


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AUDEN, W.H.

The Dyer's Hand

London: Faber, 1963

8vo, pp. 527. Original blue-green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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HUGHES, Ted

Lupercal

London: Faber, 1970

8vo, pp. 63. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First paperback edition, originally published in 1960, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE.


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HEANEY, Seamus

Death Of A Naturalist

London: Faber, 1969

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

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HEANEY, Seamus

Eleven Poems

Belfast: Festival Publications, 1965

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

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[illus. PIPER, John; STONE, Reynolds] THOMAS, R.S.

The Mountains

New York: Chilmark Press, 1968

4to, pp. 42. Original three-quarter blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt to black morocco spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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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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[pseud. MATTHEWS, Ronald] COUSINS, Sheila

To Beg I Am Ashamed

Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938

8vo, pp. 270. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red and black on front and rear panels and spine. Edges uncut.

Second edition, first Obelisk edition. The publisher's note on [vi] states: 'An attack against the book, in the London press, of unprecedented ferocity and vindictiveness caused its withdrawal before publication [by Routledge]. This, the Obelisk edition, published in May 1938, is therefore the first effective edition.' Despite being withdrawn before publication, a few copies of the Routledge edition have survived.

It is sometimes claimed, usually by bookdealers, that this book was written by Graham Greene. It wasn't. Although Greene helped his friend by chipping in with a telling phrase here and there -- phrases he would later quote approvingly when he contrived to review the book -- To Beg I Am Ashamed is almost entirely the work of Ronald Matthews.

A very nice copy of a fragile, cheaply made book.


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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.

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BARKER, Pat

The Eye In The Door

London: Viking, 1993

8vo, pp. 280. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

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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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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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WILLIAMS, Kit

Masquerade

London: Cape, 1979

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

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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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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Twelve: The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu Manchu (announced as Fred Fu Manchu And His Bamboo Saxophone)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Twelve, first broadcast on 6 December 1955.


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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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[EROTICA] [illus. BEARDSLEY, Aubrey] ARISTOPHANES

The Lysistrata Of Aristophanes:

Paris: Privately Printed [?Vendôme Press], 1931

Large 8vo, pp. 61. Loose signatures laid in to stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red on front panel and spine. Unopened. Card... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Hancock's Half Hour: Series 1, Episode 14, 'The Sheikh'

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1955

36 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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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SYKES, Eric; MILLIGAN, Spike; BISHOP, Michael; PARK, Phil

Cinderella

London: N.p.[Moss Empires Ltd.], 1953

Mimeographed playscript, bound with brown ribbon in outsize red card covers.

First edition. ERIC SYKES' COPY, WITH HIS NAME TO TITLE PAGE.

This version of Cinderella was staged at the London Palladium at Christmas in 1953. It was the making of Julie Andrews, who on the strength of her work in this show was cast in the Broadway production of The Boy Friend, a huge hit which launched her international career. Also among the cast were Max Bygraves, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry), and the future Dr. Who Jon Pertwee, who played one of the Ugly Sisters. The reception for the show was generally good, although some critics questioned the its occasional forays into offbeat, off-colour humour. (Step forward, Milligan....).

A unique copy.


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[ed. CHIGNON, Niles]

The Camp Followers' Guide

New York: Avon, 1965

8vo, pp. 124. Original pictorial stiff paper wrappers. Yellow text block edges.

First edition.
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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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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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LOGAN, Anne M.

Wine And Wine Cooking

Richmond: Media General 1972

Large 8vo, pp. 328. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition.



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