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[intro. RICE, Anne] KLEIN, Kelly

Under World

New York: Knopf, 1995

4to, unpaginated. Photographic illustrated boards, black spine lettered in silver. Dustjacket.

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20276

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[pseud. GLASSCO, John] UNDERWOOD, Miles

Under The Birch The Story of an English Governess

Paris: Olympia, 1965


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HEGLEY, John

Uncut Confetti

London: Methuen, 2006

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

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HARRIS, Joel Chandler

Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings,

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881

8vo, pp. 231, 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original green cloth illustrated in black and gold.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1939

8vo, pp. 292. Original blue boards, lettered in blue-on-brown to spine. Leading edge uncut. illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, published on 25 August 1939; the UK edition appeared one week later. Serialised in Saturday Evening Post in April/May of that year.

'Uncle Fred was an afterthought, a late-1930s addition to Wodehouse's world, an irrepressible bounder of sixty-something whom Wodehouse saw as 'a sort of elderly Psmith'. ... [He] would be one of Wodehouse's most enduring heroes, later starring in Uncle Dynamite (1948), Cocktail Time (1958), and Service With A Smile (1962). But in Uncle Fred in the Springtime, he gets his name in the title, a sure indication of Wodehouse's delight in his company.'

A very nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Dynamite

New York: Didier, 1948

8vo, pp. 312. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine, facsimile signature in silver to front panel.

First US edition, published five weeks after its UK counterpart. The second Uncle Fred novel.

Uncle Dynamite was the first book Wodehouse had published in the United States following his split from Doubleday:

'He blamed the move on 'the Doubleday organisation', which, he felt, was a 'huge factory' that did not care about his books. ... In England, Uncle Dynamite sold as well as Spring Fever, but in America, despite Didier's efforts, sales were not enhanced...' (McCrum)

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APOLLINAIRE, Guilaume

Two Novels

Paris: Olympia, 1962

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DURRELL, Lawrence

Tunc

London: Faber, 1968

8vo, pp. 316. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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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.

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[ed. JOLAS, Eugene]

Transition No. 22

The Hague: Servire Press: February 1933

8vo, pp. 179. Original outsize printed paper wrappers,inevitably worn at edges.

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GROTOWSKI, Jerzy

Towards A Poor Theatre

Holstebro, Denmark: Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1968

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

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[illus. DUFY, Raoul] WILLARD, Marcel

Tour d'Horizon

Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1920

Small 8vo, pp. 68. Original brown stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to panels and spine.

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[TERRY-THOMAS]

Top Of The Town

London: N.p. [BBC], 1951

21 mimeographed pp. of 36, [pp. 2-7, 14-21, 31-36], secured with split pin to top left. Rewrite to p. 21 secured by pins top and bottom. Pencilled... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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GRAVES, Robert

To Juan At The Winter Solstice

N.p. Privately Printed, 1944

178 x 131mm, pp. 4. Single sheet, folded once.

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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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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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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.

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VERCEL, Roger

Tides Of Mont St. Michel

New York: Random House, 1938

8vo, pp. 305. Original grey boards, lettered in black-on-red on spine. Top edge stained mauve.

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MORLEY, Christopher

Thunder On The Left

New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1925

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