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GRAVES, Robert

Good-Bye To All That

London: Cape, 1929

8vo, pp. 448. Original salmon boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown.

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£1,750.00

3851

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Forster, E.M.

A Passage to India

London: Edward Arnold, 1924


8vo, pp. 325, 3pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original dark red ribbed boards, lettered in black to front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

3831

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FLEMING, Ian

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

London: Cape, 1963


8vo, pp. 288. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine, and with skiing design in silver to front panel. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

3710

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[illus. FORTNUM, Peggy] ROBINSON, Joan G.

When Marnie Was There

London: Collins, 1967


8vo, pp. 224. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.



First edition.

Shortlisted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

3865

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STEFANKO, Frank

Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen

Insight Editions, 2003


Folio, pp.136., with the Stefanko-signed silver gelatin print, all housed in the original cloth clamshell box.



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£650.00

3861

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DAVIS, Joe

How I Play Snooker

London: Country Life, 1949


8vo, pp. 176. original green boards, lettered in white to front panel and spine. Lacking the dustwrapper.



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£600.00

3850

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THOMAS, Dylan

Under Milk Wood

London: J.M. Dent, 1954


8vo, pp. 101. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper, photographic portrait of author to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

2705

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[illus. THOMSON, Hugh] AUSTEN, Jane

Emma

London: Macmillan, 1896


8vo, pp. 437. Original red boards, lettered and with design in gilt to front panel and spine. Peacock patterned endpapers, all edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£425.00

2377

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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

China In Transition

London: Thames & Hudson, 1956

4to, pp. 144. Original yellow boards, lettered and patterned in red to front panel and spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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£425.00

3829

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WHITE, T.H.

The Once and Future King

London: Collins, 1958


8vo, pp. 677. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper.



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£400.00

3835

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ELIOT, T. S.

Four Quartets

London: Faber, 1944


8vo, pp. 44. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper. Leading and lower edges uncut.



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£325.00

3636

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[JOYCE, James] ed. ROTH, Samuel

Two Worlds

New York: At the Sign of the Mocki-Grisball, 1925-6


Small 4tos, lettered in red and black to front panels and spines. Original black slipcases.



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£250.00

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SCHULBERG, Budd

The Harder They Fall

New York: Random House, 1947

8vo, pp. 343. Original black boards, lettered in red and lilac on spine. Top edge red.

First edition of the author's second novel.

Schulberg's exposé of the corrupt world of American prizefighting was filmed in 1956 with Rod Steiger and Humphrey Bogart (in his last film).

An extremely nice copy.

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£250.00

2376

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FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Borrowed Time

London: Grey Walls Press, 1951

8vo, pp. 366. Original red boards, lettered in black to spine.

First edition.

A collection of short stories by... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£225.00

2277

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BETJEMAN, John

St. Mary-Le-Strand

London: Privately printed, N.d. [1977?]

Single sheet broadside, 11.5" x 8" approx., printed on one side only.

First edition.

This scarce broadside was privately published from Betjeman's London home (the address of which appears at top right), and appears to have been issued as part of the fundraising campaign for the church which was launched in 1977.

Betjeman's frail and shaky signature at the foot of the poem is a facsimile - all copies we have seen are identical. The limitation is unknown but, given its very low survival rate, is presumed to be small.

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£200.00

2394

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GREENE, Graham

May We Borrow Your Husband?

London: Bodley Head, 1967

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

First edition, No. 170 of 500 COPIES SIGNED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

3608

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[MILLER, Henry] ed. PERLES, Alfred

The Booster, Christmas Special

Paris: P.p., 1937


Small 8vo, pp. 48. Original green stiff paper wrappers, printed in black to front and rear panels.



First edition.

In 1937, and for reasons best known to himself, the head of the American Country Club of France entrusted its house journal to the editorial control of Alfred Perlès, encouraging him to bring in his literary friends and turn it into 'something really good'. Perlès took him at his word. Henry Miller, William Saroyan and Lawrence Durrell were installed as Literary Editors, which was a solid start, but alarm bells must have started to ring when Michael Fraenkel opened the Department of Metaphysics and Metempsychosis, and Walter Lowenfels was appointed to the key position of Head of Butter News. The newly conceived organ was relaunched in September 1937 and followed a less than predictable orbit before crashing to earth seven issues later in April, 1939. (It was lucky to get to seven: when Durrell published a piece about an old man being fucked to death by Eskimo Nell, the name of the magazine was changed to Delta at the insistence of a management understandably fearing legal action.)

This is the third issue, which bears the seasonal title 'The Tri-Lingual Womb Number'. It features contributions from Gerald Durrell (Death), Henry Miller (How to Lead the Podiatric Life) and Perlès (Limbs Ancient and Modern), as well as Saroyan, Raymond Queneau and Anais Nin.

A scarce survivor, and a bizarre literary side street.


3442

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[illus. PRESTON, Chloë] BYRON, May

The Chunkies At The Seaside

London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, N.d. [1917]

Square 8vo, unpaginated. Original pictorial boards, lettered in white to front panel and in black to spine.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

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