2667

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Little Warrior

New York: George H. Doran, 1920

8vo, pp. 384. Original tan boards, lettered in green and tan-on-green to front panel and spine. Lacking the dustwrapper.

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2527

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Travelling People

London: Panther, 1967

8vo, pp. 285. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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3110

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SHAW, Robert

The Sun Doctor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo, pp. 275. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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2609

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Indiscretions of Archie

New York: Doran, 1921

8vo, pp. 303. Original light brown boards, lettered in green and brown-on-green to front panel and spine.

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2436

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

Desolation Island

London: Collins, 1978

8vo, pp. 276. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

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2117

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[Erotica] [Various]

A Collection Of Typed Erotica:

N.p.: N.p., N.d. [c. 1950s]

Four 8vo exercise books, pp. 133, 76, 109 and 61, three in boards, the other in stiff paper wrappers.

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19865

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[MILLIGAN, Spike] GUILD, Robin

The Complete Victorian House Book

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989

4to, pp. 320. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED TO SPIKE MILLIGAN BY HIS WIFE: ' Spike Darling -- This is more a present for 'us' to enjoy. Love Shelagh xx P.S. See page 22. Xmas 1989.' (p. 22 carries a picture of Holly Lodge in Highgate, at which Shelagh has written 'Lynsey [de Paul]'s house x').

Spike Milligan was married to Shelagh, his third wife, for the last nineteen years of his life until his death in 2002. Shelagh died in 2011.

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ATKINSON, Kate

Behind The Scenes At The Museum

London: Doubleday: 1995

8vo, pp. 333. Original blue boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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LEARY, Timothy

Multilevel Measurement Of Interpersonal Behaviour

Berkeley: Psychological Consultation Service, 1956

Large 8vo, pp. 110.

First edition, with the Interpersonal Check List laid in.
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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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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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3230

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

Naboth's Vineyard

London: Richard Edward King, N.d.

Small 8vo, pp. 280, 20pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at rear. Original green illustrated boards, lettered in black to front panel... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HAMILTON, Patrick

Souvenir of Rope

London: Constable, 1929

Small 8vo, pp. 90, 4pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at rear. Pale green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3177

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[PAYNE, Cynthia] Bailey, Paul

An English Madam

London: Cape, 1982

8vo, pp. 166. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of Cynthia Payne to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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CARR, J.L.

A Month In The Country

London: Cornucopia Press, 1990

Large 8vo, pp. 106. Original olive green boards, title labels to front panel and spine, with original unprinted acetate wrapper. Pink... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3123

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AUDEN, W.H.

Spain

London: Faber, 1937

8vo, pp. 12. Original red stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps. Partly unopened.

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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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2793

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HILL, Susan

The Woman In Black

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983

8vo, pp. 160. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition of what has now become better known in its second incarnation. The stage adaptation of The Woman In Black is a West End phenomenon, and has been running in London since 1989. Like the book, it is genuinely creepy.

Scarce, and getting scarcer.

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[ed. WAYNFLETE, John] BENTLEY, Nicolas; LAMBERT, Constant; SADLEIR, Michael, and others

Clerihews

Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1938

Oblong 12mo, unpaginated. Original black stiff paper wrappers, lettered in pale blue to front panel. Paper stock of different colours.

First edition. CHARLES HANDLEY-READ'S COPY WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

A collection of twenty-six clerihews, with blank pages bound in at the rear for the reader's own additions. On the page headed 'THE AUTHORS' the last line of text is missing, thereby omitting the name of the author of The Emperor Pertinax.

Charles Handley-Read [1916-1971] was a writer on architecture and a collector in the field of Victorian decorative arts. He read architecture at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and would have been an undergraduate when he bought this volume (which was published in Cambridge) on 28 October 1938.

A second edition was published in 1946 and surfaces occasionally, but the first, offered here, is extremely scarce -- especially with such a provenance.

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HEANEY, Seamus

Door Into The Dark

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 56. Original stiff paper wrappers.

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