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3190

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WHEATLEY, Dennis

The Rape Of Venice

London: Hutchinson, 1959

8vo, pp. 446. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt and pale blue to spine, figurative design in gilt to front panel. Maps to endpapers.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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WILLIAMS, Heathcote

Whale Nation

London: Cape, 1988

Large 8vo, pp. 191. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper. Bookplate to foot of front pastedown.

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WILLIAMS, Heathcote

Falling For A Dolphin

London: Cape, 1990

Large 8vo, pp. 112. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper. Small bookplate to front pastedown.

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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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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.

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3108

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[ed. HUGHES, Ted] PLATH, Sylvia

Collected Poems

London: Faber, 1981

8vo, pp. 351. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, photographic portrait of Plath to front panel.

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3152

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[COGHILL, Nevill] SCAIFE, C.H.O.

A Collection of Books by C.H.O. Scaife, from the Library of Nevill Coghill

V.p.: V.p., V.d.



C.[hristopher] H.[enry] O.[ldham] Scaife [1900-1988] was a contemporary of Coghill's at Oxford, and remained a lifelong friend. Professor of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"collected" works is now occupying me, and I find it inexplicable that he should suddenly have written work of such power after so many slighter things. And as he is alive still and blind, it is very hard to avoid an obituary note! He is a year younger than me.'

vi) More Poems for the Speaking Voice [Florence: N.p., 1983]. First edition, no. 118 of 250 copies signed by the author. No other inscriptions.

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3141

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FOWLES, John

Daniel Martin

London: Cape, 1977

8vo, pp. 704. Original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Top edge green. Printed dustwrapper. Author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3128

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LARKIN, Philip

The Less Deceived

Hessle: Marvell Press, 1955

8vo, pp. 45. 2pp. list of subscribers at rear. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper, bookseller's revised price... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3127

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ELIOT, T. S.

Poetry And Drama

London: Faber, 1951

8vo, pp. 35. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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3125

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WAUGH, Evelyn

Black Mischief

London: Chapman & Hall, 1932

8vo, pp. 323. Original purple cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Device in gilt to front panel. Top edge gilt, leading and lower edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3122

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KITCHIN, C.H.B.

The Secret River

London: Secker & Warburg, 1956

8vo, pp. 359. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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3048

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PROULX, E. Annie

The Shipping News

New York: Scribner's, 1993

8vo, pp. 364. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

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3047

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PROULX, E. Annie

Heart Songs

New York: Scribner's, 1988

8vo, pp. 151. Original mauve and tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Leading edge uncut.

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2838

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SUTHERLAND, Joan

ALS To Leo McKern

Montreux: N.p., 1993

2pp. ALS on headed notepaper ('Joan Sutherland' over a floral design, light red on cream). Original envelope present, address handwritten, postmarked 23.11.93. Colour photograph of Sutherland and McKern on location for On Our Selection in Braidwood, Australia, taken the following year.

2pp. ALS FROM JOAN SUTHERLAND TO LEO MCKERN, FONDLY REMEMBERING THEIR RECENT MEETING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER ON DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION.

In 1994, four years after her retirement from the operatic stage, Dame Joan Sutherland returned to her native Australia to make what would turn out to be her only dramatic film: Dad and Dave:On Our Selection, written and directed by George Whaley. Based on the writings of Steele Rudd, the film, set in Queensland at the end of the nineteenth century, starred Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Noah Taylor -- and Leo McKern as Dad Rudd. Joan Sutherland played Mother Rudd, with not entirely satisfactory results, and the film, made to mark the centenary of the Australian film industry, was a failure with both critics and paying audiences.

This letter dates from the early days of Sutherland and McKern's association, is written on Sutherland's personalised notepaper and sent from her home in the Swiss village of Les Avants, and looks forward, albeit nervously, to the forthcoming shoot:

'[I]f nothing else convinced me to become involved in the film your honest, down-to-earthness did. I hope, if it all gets sorted out that I shan't be too much out of my depth!'

Accompanying the letter is a photograph, taken on location the following year, of a laughing Sutherland and McKern in costume.

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[McKERN, Leo] [HERRMANN, Edward] selected by WAVELL, A. P.

Other Men's Flowers

London: Cape, 1992

8vo, pp. 448. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrappers lettered in red and black to front panel and spine.

Reprinted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"If" -- the complete version will be sent! E.'.

This last refers to a referenced parody of Kipling's poem which begins: 'If you can keep your girl, when all around you, / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...'. In the film Hermann and McKern's characters discover that they have been in love with the same woman all their lives.

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2529

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MORTIMER, John

The Summer Of A Dormouse

London: Viking, 2000

8vo, pp. 213. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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2501

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MORTIMER, John

Paradise Postponed

London: Viking, 1985

8vo, pp. 374. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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2500

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MORTIMER, John

Felix In The Underworld

London: Viking, 1997

8vo, pp. 247. Original pale blue boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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2499

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Poems Two

London: Trigram Press, 1972

Small 8vo, pp. 61. Original grey boards, lettered in silver to spine. Green endpapers, illustrated dustwrapper.

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