1954

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

[The] Tony Hancock Special: Director's Post-Production Script.

N.p. [Sydney]: N.p. [ATN-7], 1968

80 mimeographed pp. on white paper, housed in contemporary black springback binder with three labels to front cover ('HANCOCK'; 'TONY HANCOCK SPECIAL'; 'POST PRODUCTION MASTER SCRIPT E.D. JOFFE'). Profusely annotated, revised and corrected on every page, typed inserts tipped in in many places, and scene tags taped to leading edges.

DIRECTOR'S POST-PRODUCTION SCRIPT OF THE TONY HANCOCK SPECIAL, WITH HIS EXTENSIVE NOTES AND REWRITES.

n March 1968 Tony Hancock travelled to Australia to make a television series with the working title Hancock Down Under, a project he hoped would revive his career. He had recently been divorced, his alcoholism was out of control, and his prospects in the UK had sunk to nothing. But the Australian series had serious problems from the outset, quite apart from Hancock's own. The scripts were terrible: feebly structured, hopelessly unfunny, and with no understanding of what made Hancock Hancock. The star would have struggled to make anything of them even in his pomp. The series' fate was sealed by the producers' disastrous decision to shoot without a studio audience. Hancock's onscreen persona -- hapless, loveless, forever on the receiving end -- had always been kept afloat by the presence of supportive laughter provided by an audience willing their hero to dust himself down and try again. And Hancock himself, Hancock the brilliant but under-confident performer, had always been buoyed by the instant approval their presence provided. But here, in this final footage, Hancock seems to have been deserted by his audience just when he needed them most. He cuts a lonely, tragic and desperately unfunny figure. Unable to remember his lines, his eyes are constantly looking for his cue cards. He seems to be searching for his friends.

On 24 June 1968, with only three episodes of the showcompleted, Hancock committed suicide with an overdose of barbitu

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1973

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TROCCHI, Alexander

Young Adam

London: Heinemann, 1961

8vo, pp. 162. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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PHILLPOTTS, Eden and Adelaide

Yellow Sands

London: Duckworth, N.d. [1927]

8vo, pp. 128. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on white hessian spine.

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BOYLE, Kay

Year Before Last

New York : Greenburg, 1932

8vo, pp. 373. Original red boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine. Pictorial dustwrapper.

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2095

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[OLYMPIA PRESS] [pseud. OWENS, Iris] DAIMLER, Harriet

Woman

Paris: Olympia Press, 1965

Small 8vo, pp.181. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

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3223

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HUGHES, Ted

Wodwo

London: Faber, 1967

8vo, pp. 184. Original grey three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on red to spine. Printed, price-clipped dustwrapper.

First edition.

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3318

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KENT, Alexander

With All Despatch

London: Hutchinson, 1988

8vo, pp. 272. Original blue boards, lettered in gold to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of the eighteenth Bolitho title.

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2269

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HEANEY, Seamus

Wintering Out

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 80. Original printed card wrappers.

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1316

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ROGERS, Leigh

Wine Of Fury

London: Grant Richards, 1924

8vo, pp. 340. Original red boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First U.K. edition, published the same year as the Knopf (U.S.) edition.
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1032

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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.

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19795

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SHARPE, Tom

Wilt

London: Secker & Warburg, 1976

8vo, pp. 211. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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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]"Can we have dinner before you go to Munich???" [doodled self-portrait with speech bubble] PHONE Walton-on-Thames either 21267 or 21126 J.' (Sellers was due to fly to Bavaria to film the castle sequences for The Pink Panther Strikes Again.)

Milligan and Sellers had appeared together in The Great McGonagall [1974], with Milligan in the title role and Sellers as Queen Victoria. Milligan and Hobbs co-authored The Great McGonagall Scrapbookwhich was published the following year. This title followed in 1976, with two further McGonagall-related titles appearing in 1988 and 1992.

Illustrating duties on this volume are shared roughly equally between Sellers and Milligan, with Sellers the distinctively heavier hand (though no less funny), helpfully accompanied by a (printed) signature.

A lovely association, and a lovely copy too.

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FORD, Richard

Wildlife

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990

8vo, pp. 177. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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YATES, Dornford

Wife Apparent

London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1956

8vo, pp. 316. Original black boards, lettered in gold on spine.

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BLATTY, William Peter

Which Way To Mecca, Jack?

New York: Bernard Geis, 1960

8vo, pp. 256. Original red and tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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CARVER, Raymond

Where I'm Calling From

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988

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WHITEHOUSE, Mary

Whatever Happened To Sex?

London: Wayland, 1977

8vo, pp. 224. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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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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3139

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SWIFT, Graham

Waterland

London: Heinemann, 1983

8vo, pp. 310. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Author's photographic portrait to rear flap.

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3194

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DAWE, Carlton

Waste Lands

London: Ward, Lock, 1935

8vo, pp. 256. Original green boards, lettered in black to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper with publisher's series number to spine.

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