3469

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[PUBLISHING HISTORY] [WODEHOUSE, P.G.] FONSCOLOMBE, Benoit de

A Collection of Contracts, Correspondence and Associated Material Concerning the Post-War French and German Publication History of the Novels of P.G. Wodehouse

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

A small quantity of contracts and correspondence, holograph, typed, and duplicated.

AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE FROM, TO AND ABOUT P.G. WODEHOUSE.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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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BURGESS, Anthony

A Christmas Recipe

Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1977

8vo, pp. 12, unpaginated. Original olive stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps, title in brown to front panel. Sewn binding. Uncut and unopened.

First edition, one of 180 copies. 2pp. TLS FROM THE PRINTER RICHARD-GABRIEL RUMMONDS TO NOVELIST AND ART CRITIC FREDERIC TUTEN LAID IN, DISCUSSING THE RECENT MOVE OF THE PLAIN WRAPPER OPERATION TO VERONA, AND PLANS FOR THE PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF BOOK.

One of the pre-eminent handpress printers of the twentieth century, the American Richard-Gabriel Rummonds founded his Plain Wrapper Press in the mid-1960s. A meeting with Verona-based Giovanni Mardersteig, master printer at the Officina Bodoni, convinced Rummonds to move his operation to Verona in 1971.

The letter accompanying the book is packed with information about the press in general, and this title in particular: 'Burgess wrote this poem one afternoon while visiting here in Verona. We have been very busy setting up a bindery in the small studio near the river.... We'll have one room for the presses and the other for a combination composing room and office. The studio is located on the ground floor, naturally, and all the windows face a small, but lovely garden. ... The Burgess/Tilson book [Will And Testament] is now being bound and we expect to start delivering the first copies next week. I really am very pleased with it...'.

In his memoir Fantasies And Hard Knocks: My Life As A Printer [Ex Ophidia Press, 2015], Rummonds writes that this title '...was printed in quarto on Fabriano Esportazione "GF" paper, on one side of the sheet only, in two colors. The black form was locked into one half of the bed and the red in the other. The two forms were inked separately and then printed together. Half the copies went to the Burgesses, and the other half to the P[lain] W[rapper] P[ress]. A Christmas Recipe was the last item to be printed at the via Duomo studio.'

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ELIOT, T.S.

A Choice of Kipling's Verse

London: Faber, 1941

8vo, pp. 306. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Partly unopened. Printed dustwrapper. Handmade woodcut design Christmas card laid... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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AUDEN, W.H.

A Certain World

New York: Viking, 1970

Tall 8vo, pp. 330. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel.

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AUDEN, W.H.

A Certain World

London: Faber, 1971

8vo, pp. 452. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrapper.

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MENDEL, Gideon

A Broken Landscape

2002

Suite of 3 b&w silver gelatin prints, image sizes approx. 455 x 310 mm, the second from an edition of 20, all prints signed and inscribed to verso in pencil, together with a chromogenic print Mozambique Frame Project ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3491

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MILLIGAN, Spike

A Book of Bits, or A Bit of a Book

London: Dennis Dobson, 1965

8vo, pp. 89. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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

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3148

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NAIPAUL, V.S.

A Bend In The River

London: André Deutsch, 1979

8vo, pp. 296. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Gay Activism]

20 Questions About Homosexuality

New York: Gay Activists Alliance, 1973

8vo, pp. 24. Original olive green stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.

The New York-based Gay Activists Alliance was founded in 1969, six months after the Stonewall riots. Single-issue, politically non-aligned, the GAA quickly established itself as one of the most effective and well-organised gay pressure groups in the early years of the Gay Liberation movement.

This pamphlet, answering questions about homosexuality and the gay lifestyle not just for wider society but for those looking to acclimatise to their sexuality in the face of a hostile world, is a wonderful, touching survivor from the Gay Rights movement of the early 1970s. A fine copy, too.

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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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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

1p. TLS Discussing the Publication of The Harmonica Mystery and Something Fresh

New York: N.p., 1915

1p. TLS.

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WANAMAKER, Sam

1 pp. TLS TO DAVID GOTHARD. 1 April 1985.

London: 1985

1 pp. TLS, 295 x 205 mm, lacking the envelope. Inked set of directions in Gothard's hand at top (see below).

Typed letter, signed by Sam Wanamaker, inviting Gothard to become administrator of the... [more]

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GREENE, Graham

1 pp. TLS to David Gothard, co-founder of the Riverside Studios, London

18th August 1988.

1 pp. TLS, 200 x 150 mm, on Greene's headed notepaper bearing his Antibes address. Original envelope not present.

Greene notes in his letter Gothard's recent move from the Riverside Studios to... [more]

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BRONFMAN, Samuel

...from little acorns...

Montreal: Distillers Corporation, 1970

4to, pp. 71. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. No dustwrapper, as issued.

First edition in book form.
The history of the Seagram's... [more]

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