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LOGAN, Anne M.

Wine And Wine Cooking

Richmond: Media General 1972

Large 8vo, pp. 328. Original red boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition.


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[HOWERD, Frankie] COLIN, Sid

Up Pompeii

London: Ned Sherrin Productions/Anglo-EMI, 1970

Large 8vo, 140 pp., bound in brown stiff paper wrappers, text block secured with two split pins.

First edition. FREELANCE COMEDY WRITER DICK VOSBURGH'S COPY, WITH HIS NOTES TO TITLE PAGE AND OCCASIONAL NOTES AND MARKINGS THROUGHOUT THE TEXT.

Script for the film version of Up Pompeii!, which cast Michael Hordern as Ludicrus, Julie Ege as Voluptua, and Madeleine Smith as Erotica. (The feature film dispensed with the TV show's exclamation mark).

Although his work is uncredited, writer Dick Vosburgh worked on both the TV and film incarnations of Up Pompeii!, a hugely successful show which was worked up by a number of writers from an original idea by Talbot Rothwell.


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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 Despite being withdrawn before publication, a few copies of the Routledge edition have survived.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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[illus. FOREMAN, Michael] JONES, Terry

The Saga Of Erik The Viking

London: Pavilion Books/Michael Joseph, 1983

Large 8vo, pp. 144. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
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[illus. PIPER, John; STONE, Reynolds] THOMAS, R.S.

The Mountains

New York: Chilmark Press, 1968

4to, pp. 42. Original three-quarter blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt to black morocco spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Twelve: The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu Manchu (announced as Fred Fu Manchu And His Bamboo Saxophone)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Twelve, first broadcast on 6 December 1955.


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BARKER, Pat

The Eye In The Door

London: Viking, 1993

8vo, pp. 280. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.

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AUDEN, W.H.

The Dyer's Hand

London: Faber, 1963

8vo, pp. 527. Original blue-green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

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KING, Jessie M.

The City Of The West

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1911

Small 8vo, unpaginated. Original deluxe binding, boards lettered in gilt on spine, and gilt illustration and lettering to front panel. Edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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[Olympia Press][pseud. TROCCHI, Alexander] LENGEL, Frances

The Carnal Days Of Helen Seferis

Paris: Atlantic Library, 1954

8vo, pp. 183. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

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HUGHES, Ted

Selected Poems 1957-1967

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 109. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition, softbound issue, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE.


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WILLIAMS, Kit

Masquerade

London: Cape, 1979

4to, unpaginated. Original illustrated boards, no dustwrapper, as issued.

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HUGHES, Ted

Lupercal

London: Faber, 1970

8vo, pp. 63. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First paperback edition, originally published in 1960, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE.


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BRANDT, Bill

Literary Britain

London: Cassell, 1951

Square 8vo, unpaginated. Original green boards, lettered in gilt and gilt-on-red to spine. Tan endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. Introduction by John Heyward.

Now very scarce in the dustwrapper.


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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Hancock's Half Hour: Series 1, Episode 14, 'The Sheikh'

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1955

36 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition.
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BANVILLE, John

Ghosts

London: Secker & Warburg, 1993

8vo, pp. 245. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition.


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HEANEY, Seamus

Eleven Poems

Belfast: Festival Publications, 1965

8vo, 14 pp. unpaginated, stapled paper wrappers.

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HEANEY, Seamus

Death Of A Naturalist

London: Faber, 1969

8vo, pp. 57. Original printed card wrappers.

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ISHIGURO, Kazuo

A Pale View Of Hills

London: Faber, 1982

8vo, pp. 183. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Ishiguro's first novel, now... [please click on the image or book title for more details]



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