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PARKINSON, Norman

Lifework

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983

Large 8vo, pp. 200. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Grey endpapers. Photographic dustwrapper.

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2847

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[McKern, Leo] OLIVIER, Laurence

TLS Laurence Olivier to Leo McKern

London: N.p., 1982

1p. TLS on headed notepaper.

1pp. TLS FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER TO LEO McKERN, WELCOMING HIM TO THE CAST OF KING LEAR.

In 1959, Laurence Olivier hired....[please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2865

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HEGLEY, John

Uncut Confetti

London: Methuen, 2006

8vo, pp. 85. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers with fold-over flaps.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ALAN RICKMAN: .... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3424

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[illus. SELLERS, Peter] MILLIGAN, Spike and HOBBS, Jack

William McGonagall: The Truth At Last

London: M. & J. Hobbs/Michael Joseph, 1976

8vo, pp. 144. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Yellow illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]".... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3501

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FONTAINE, Joan

No Bed of Roses

London: W.H.Allen, 1978

8vo, pp. 319. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrappers. Photographic dustwrapper, portrait of the author to front... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3110

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SHAW, Robert

The Sun Doctor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo, pp. 275. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. C. DAY LEWIS' COPY, WITH HIS ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


19865

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[MILLIGAN, Spike] GUILD, Robin

The Complete Victorian House Book

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989

4to, pp. 320. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED TO SPIKE MILLIGAN BY HIS WIFE: ' Spike Darling -- This is more a present for 'us' to enjoy. Love Shelagh xx P.S. See page 22. Xmas 1989.' (p. 22 carries a picture of Holly Lodge in Highgate, at which Shelagh has written 'Lynsey [de Paul]'s house x').

Spike Milligan was married to Shelagh, his third wife, for the last nineteen years of his life until his death in 2002. Shelagh died in 2011.

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ATKINSON, Kate

Behind The Scenes At The Museum

London: Doubleday: 1995

8vo, pp. 333. Original blue boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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GRAY, Spalding

2 pp. ALS TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON

7 June 1985.

2 pp. ALS, 280 x 215 mm, in the original envelope, written on the stationery of the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis.

Wooster Group co-founder and monologist Spalding Gray had met David Gothard at the... [more]

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3966

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IRVING, Henry

English Actors

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1886


12mo, pp. 60, 4pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel.


3915

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WATKIN, David

Why Is There Only One Word for Thesaurus?

Brighton: Trouser Press, 1998


8vo, pp. 356. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Photographically illustrated dustwrapper.



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3590

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[McKERN, Leo] REDGRAVE, Michael

ALS to Leo McKern

N.p.: N.p., 1950

1p. headed notepaper.

1p. ALS FROM MICHAEL REDGRAVE TO LEO McKERN

Redgrave and McKern worked together on Redgrave's 1950... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2286

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HEANEY, Seamus

Door Into The Dark

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 56. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First paperback edition of Heaney's second commercially published collection, first published in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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1095

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SARRAUTE, Nathalie

Tropisms And The Age Of Suspicion

London: John Calder, 1963

8vo, pp. 136. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition, inscribed by Sarraute on the half-title: 'A David Gothard, en souvenir très amical. Nathalie Sarraute.'... [more]

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2299

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BETJEMAN, John

First And Last Loves

London: John Murray, 1969

8vo, pp. 244. Original pink and white illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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3247

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SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

Sarah's Youth

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1938

8vo, pp. 311. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE, AND... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3111

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GROTOWSKI, Jerzy

Towards A Poor Theatre

Holstebro, Denmark: Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1968

8vo, pp. 262. Original printed stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY GROTOWSKI ON TITLE PAGE. With a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HEATH, Edward

Music: A Joy For Life

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976

4to, pp. 204, index. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'For Bob Holness /... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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4078

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SHER, Antony

Cheap Lives

London: Little, Brown, 1995


8vo, pp. 246. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers.



First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'With very best wishes Antony Sher'.

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3927

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GIELGUD, John

Stage Directions

London: Heinemann, 1963


8vo, pp. 146. Original purple boards, lettered in gilt on black to spine. Gielgud's facsimile signature blind-stamped to front panel. Printed... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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