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[Riverside Studios]

A Fabulous Collection of Material Relating to the Appearances of Elisabeth Welch, Adelaide Hall and the Harlem Renaissance at the Riverside Studios, London.

Various dates, mostly 1980s.

1: PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:

i) 35 original photographic negatives of ELISABETH WELCH performing at Riverside in April 1982.
ii) 67 original photographic negatives of ADELAIDE HALL... [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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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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CUSK, Rachel

Arlington Park

London: Faber, 2006

8vo., pp. 240. Original grey boards, lettered in black on spine.

First edition. Shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize.

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O'CASEY, Eileen

Cheerio, Titan

London: Papermac, 1991

8vo, pp. 148. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Fine.

First UK edition, first published in the US in 1989. The book isan account of the friendship between George Bernard Shaw and Sean ... [more]

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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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Meredith, George

One Of Our Conquerors

London: Chapman and Hall, 1891

3 vols. 8vos., pp. 302, 320 and 307. Original blue coarse cloth boards, tooling in black to front panels, lettered in gilt on spines, blindstamped publisher's device to rear panels. Edges uncut.... [more]

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COCTEAU, Jean

Le Mystère Laïc

Paris: Editions des Quatres Chemins 1928

Small 8vo, pp. 81. Original stiff paper wrappers and glassine jacket.

First edition. Copy no. 650 of a not especially limited edition of 3000 copies, but a superior example.

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[Obelisk Press] PRESTON, William

Journal In Mexico

Paris: N.p. [Obelisk Press], N.d. [?1931]

Large 8vo., pp. 40. 2 pp. note on the career of William Preston bound in to preliminaries (present in all copies examined). Rebound in leather, original pale blue paper wrappers bound... [more]

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NESS, Patrick

The Knife Of Never Letting Go

London: Walker Books, 2008

8vo., pp. 479. Original illustrated boards, covered by the original transparent dustwrapper lettered in red.

First edition of the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy, the... [more]

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PETERS, Adam

Business As Usual

Paris: Week End Books, 1958

Small octavo, pp. 192. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, published simultaneously by the Ophelia Press (an Olympia imprint) with the authorship creditied to 'Soliman Peters'.... [more]

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AMIS, Kingsley

The King's English

London: Harper Collins, 1997

Large 8vo., pp. 270. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.

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MAD JACK

Emilienne

Paris: Edition de L'Etoile, 1954

Octavo, pp. 137. Original grey stiff paper wrappers, lettered in blue on front panel and spine.

First edition.
A second edition of this title, published later in the 1950s and... [more]

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DEXTER, Erle

Mabel's Torments

Paris: Oceanic Press, 1958

Small octavo, pp. 188. Original grey stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red and black.

First edition.
Oceanic Press was established in 1958 as a rival to Maurice Girodias's Olympia... [more]


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[MARIEL, Pierre] ANONYMOUS

L'Amour Et La Magie

Paris: Editions Prima, 1936

Large octavo, pp. 447. French text. Original pictorial paper wrappers.

Second edition, the first published by Les Editions Georges-Anquetil in 1926 in an edition of just one hundred... [more]

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CRANE, Harold

Pursuit Of Happiness

Paris: Oceanic Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 199. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. Two books bound in one : the title story, and Success Story. Both are rubbish, and of quite outstanding... [more]

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WILSON, Mary

The Voluptuous Night

Paris: Mediterranean Press, 1957

Small octavo, pp. 167. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
The title story is a pornographic translation of the Vivant Demon's story Point de Lendemain,... [more]

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[ANONYMOUS]

Histoire de Mary et d'Arabella ou Les Voluptes Secretes d'Un Debauche

Paris: Le Serail Royal, 1952

Octavo, pp. 129. Original grey paper wrappers, lettered in red and black on front panel.

Third edition, the first two having been published in the 1890s.
This edition was... [more]

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CLEAVER, Eldridge

Post-Prison Writings And Speeches

London: Cape, 1969

Octavo, pp. 211. Original blue boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First U.K. edition, preceded by the Random House (U.S.) edition of the same year.

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MILLER, Henry

Plexus

Paris: Olympia Press 1953

2 vols. 8vos, pp. 342 and 348. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First English-language edition, preceded only by the French translation published by Corrêa a year before in an edition of just ... [more]

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