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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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£225.00

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REID, Forrest

Following Darkness

London: Edward Arnold, 1912

8vo, pp. 320. Original brown boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Lower edge uncut.

First edition.

A coming-of-age novel from an Ulster novelist at the beginning of the twentieth century is always going to invite comparisons with Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and comparisons are always made, but Reid is more than able to stand on his own two feet, not only because of the calibre of his writing, but because of the homosexual sensibility which permeates his work, never explicit but always there. This book is no exception. Reid was the bridge between the ornate crypticism of the Uranians and the beginning of the genre we now know as Gay Lit. He's both important and scarce -- which is why this less than beautiful copy is offered.

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£225.00

3151

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SPEIGHT, Johnny

It Stands To Reason

London: M. & J. Hobbs, 1973

8vo, pp. 239. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine, line drawing in black to front panel. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3259

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BURTON, Richard

Meeting Mrs. Jenkins

New York: William Morrow & Co., 1966

8vo, pp. 24. Original tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine and with device in gilt to front panel. Photographic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3203

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TREASE, Geoffrey

Red Comet

Moscow: Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R., 1936

Small 8vo, pp. 211. Original cream boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Maps to endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

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3490

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[MILLIGAN, Spike]

Roma

N.p. N.p. N.d. [1940s]

Large 8vo, unpaginated. String bound in original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

SPIKE MILLIGAN'S COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP INSCRIPTION TO FRONT WRAPPER: [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3229

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

An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843

London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932

Large 8vo, pp. 265. Original blue boards, lettered in black on red spine label to spine, Bushe coat of arms in gilt on red label to... [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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£395.00

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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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£400.00

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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.

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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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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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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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£500.00

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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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

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

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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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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