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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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3357

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[MACLEAN, Alasdair]

A Collection of Papers and Correspondence Relating to the Publishing History of Alasdair Maclean's Four Books (One Unpublished) -- The Author's Entire Career

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

A small quantity of typed and holograph contracts, correspondence and associated materials, between and concerning Alasdair Maclean, his publisher, and other interested parties. .... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3319

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[MacDONALD, George] [LEWIS, C.S.]

A Collection of Papers from the Archive of Publisher Victor Gollancz, Relating to the Publication of the Gollancz Edition of Phantastes and Lilith

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

A small quantity of typed and holograph correspondence, and associated materials, between and concerning C.S. Lewis, his publisher, and interested parties, relating to the publication of Phantastes and Lilith, various sizes and dates, the whole housed in a manila folder..... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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.

First edition, first issue, with no mention of this book in the... [more]


3304

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ELIOT, T.S.

Signed Cheque in payment for Eliot's Introduction to the 1932 Everyman edition of Pascal's Penseés,

London: N.p., 1931



A CHEQUE PAYABLE TO T.S. ELIOT IN THE SUM OF FIFTEEN POUNDS AND DATED 1 OCTOBER 1931, DRAWN ON THE BANK ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHER J.M. DENT, AND ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3272

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BLYTON, Enid

Signed Contract For My Third Enid Blyton Book

London: N.p., 1953

4pp. typed legal document, horizontal fold across centre.

Legal contract dated 1 December 1953, SIGNED BY ENID BLYTON.

The contract... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2832

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[pseud. ABBOTT, Edwin A.] SQUARE, A.

Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions

London: Seeley & Co., 1884

8vo, pp. 100. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Leading edge uncut.

First edition.

One of literature's very few geometric Victorian social satires. Set in a two-dimensional world, A. Square visits the one-dimensional community of Lineland, where he is dismissed as a lunatic, and is then visited by a sphere from Spaceland. Convinced of the existence of a third dimension, Square starts to entertain the possibility of a fourth. And a fifth...

All of which made this text something of a sensation when Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915, and Flatland was taken up as a text which foreshadowed major scientific findings. Since then, it has been cited by scientists as eminent as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, inspired films and books, and - of course - has been name-checked in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

This, the first edition, is now very scarce.


3481

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[WALLACE, Edgar]

Papers and Correspondence Concerning the Publication by J.W. Arrowsmith of Angel Esquire (1908) and The Melody of Death (1915)

V.p.: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1925-1959

A small quantity of contracts, correspondence and related materials, housed in a manila folder.

A DETAILED PUBLISHER'S ARCHIVE CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF TWO NOVELS BY EDGAR WALLACE: ANGEL ESQUIRE.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3376

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[COWAN, Ian B.]

A Collection of Papers from the Archive of Publisher Victor Gollancz, Relating to the Publication History of The Scottish Covenanters 1660-1688 by Ian B. Cowan

N.p. [London]: N.p., V.d.

A small quantity of typed and holograph correspondence, and associated materials, between and concerning Ian B. Cowan, his publisher, and interested parties, relating to the publication of The Scottish Covenanters 1660-1688.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£850.00

3245

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SOMERVILLE, E. OE, and ROSS, Martin [pseud. MARTIN, Violet]

Four Titles,

London: Methuen, V.d

Four 8vos. Original red boards, spine labels to each. Tissue guards to frontispieces.

Later editions, uniformly bound, ALL SIGNED BY EDITH... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£750.00

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CARPENTER, Edward

Sex-Love, And Its Place In A Free Society

Manchester: The Labour Press Society, 1894

12mo, pp. 24. Original paper wrappers in raw sienna, hand-sewn, lettered in gilt on front panel.

First edition.
In... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£650.00

3471

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

London: George Newnes, 1891-3

Six bound large 8vo volumes in the standard Strand livery of blue and gilt.

First appearance of the Sherlock Holmes short stories comprising The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, first published.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3228

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SOMERVILLE, Boyle Townshend

Commodore Anson's World Voyage

London: Heinemann, 1934

8vo, pp. 317. Original boards. Portions of illustrated dustwrapper pasted in to preliminaries. Maps at endpapers. Plain brown homemade dustwrapper,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3159

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SOMERVILLE, E. OE

Slipper's ABC Of Fox Hunting

London: Longmans, Green, 1903

Large 4to, pp. 81. Original green illustrated boards, lettered in black to spine.

First edition.

An alphabet of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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1950

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[MANDELA, Nelson] MEER, Fatima

Higher Than Hope

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, WARMLY INSCRIBED TO PETER HAIN BY DONALD WOODS: 'For Peter, on your 40th birthday, an appropriate gift -- your personal contribution to the goals and the liberation of Mandela will never be forgotten. 17/2/1990 Donald and Wendy Woods.'

Donald Woods began his professional life in South Africa as a cub reporter on the radical newspaper The Daily Despatch, and rose through the ranks to become its editor in 1965. He was close friends with the Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, murdered by police in 1977. Woods' secretly-taken photographs of his friend's battered exposed the government cover-up of the cause of Biko's death.

Peter Hain's parents were radicals active in the Liberal Party of South Africa. By the age of nineteen Hain was chairman of the Stop The Seventy Tour campaign and, at great personal risk, led protest marches and pitch invasions of South African rugby and cricket tours in order to oppose apartheid. In 1972 he was sent a letter bomb, which failed to explode. Having emigrated to Britain he became a founder member of the Anti-Nazi League in the late 1970s. (He was also a vice-president of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, forerunner of Stonewall). He migrated from the Liberal Party to Labour, and served in a number of Cabinet positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990; six days later Donald Woods presented this book to Peter Hain to mark Hain's 40th birthday, the two men's joint struggle, and, crowningly, one of the most joyous events of the twentieth century.

A wonderful association copy, affectionately inscribed by one hero of the anti-apartheid movement to another.","

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Very light spotti

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MANN, Thomas

This Peace

New York: Knopf, 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with Mann's initials embossed in blind to front panel.

First US... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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WALTON, Isaac

The Complete Angler

London: Strahan & Co., 1844

8vo, pp. 445. Original boards, vellum tips, lettered in gilt on vellum spine. Tissue guards to engravings. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Bookplate... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3443

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[contrib. DOYLE, Arthur Conan]

The Strand, Christmas 1920 Issue

London: George Newnes, 1921

8vo, [pp. 1-84 advertisements] pp. 463-580 [pp. 85-136 advertisements]. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. CHRISTMAS 1920 ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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