2762

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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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[BETJEMAN, John] [illus. PIPER, John; GILI, Phillida; HARTE, Glynn Boyd] [intro. LARKIN, Philip]

A Catalogue Of Works By Sir John Betjeman

London: Warren Editions, 1983

Tall 8vo, unpaginated. Original pink boards, poet's initials in red to front panel, light blue dustwrapper, lettered in dark blue to front... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2286

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HEANEY, Seamus

Door Into The Dark

London: Faber, 1972

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

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2222

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LARKIN, Philip

The Whitsun Weddings

London: Faber, 1964

8vo, pp. 46. Original deep red cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrapper.

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[trans. RIGNAUT, Homer] SAINE, Uc

The Legend Of Ermengarde

Paris: Edward Titus, 1929

8vo, pp. 16. Original plain stiff paper wrappers, housed in a dustwrapper printed in red and black to front panel. Top edge cut, others uncut. Small ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2188

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SPEAR, Thelma

First Fruits

Paris: Edward Titus, 1927

12mo, pp. 34. Original cream marbled stiff paper wrappers, green title label to front panel, title label to spine. Edges rough cut.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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SCHULBERG, Budd

The Harder They Fall

New York: Random House, 1947

8vo, pp. 343. Original black boards, lettered in red and lilac on spine. Top edge red.

First edition of the author's second novel.

Schulberg's exposé of the corrupt world of American prizefighting was filmed in 1956 with Rod Steiger and Humphrey Bogart (in his last film).

An extremely nice copy.

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MITCHELL, David

Cloud Atlas

London: Sceptre, 2004

8vo, pp. 529. Original red boards, lettered in turquoise on spine.

First edition, first impression. Review copy, with publisher's promotional ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Private Press] [Books About Books] [ed. FRENZEL, H.K.]

Hugo Steiner-Prag

Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck Und Verlag, 1928

Large 8vo, pp. 93. Leather bound, concentric gilt borders to front and rear panels, lettered in gilt on front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLER, Arthur

The Misfits

New York: Viking Press, 1961

8vo, pp. 132. Original beige boards, lettered in red on spine.

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[ARAGON, Louis] ANONYMOUS

Irène

Paris: Chez L'Auteur [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952

8vo, pp. 108. Variant binding: blue stiff paper wrappers, white title label on front panel. Fifth (blank) leaf missing, as in all copies. French text.

Second... [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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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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O'BRIAN, Patrick

The Mauritius Command

London: Collins, 1977

8vo, pp. 268. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition.

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2376

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FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Borrowed Time

London: Grey Walls Press, 1951

8vo, pp. 366. Original red boards, lettered in black to spine.

First edition.

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2316

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AUDEN, W.H. and MacNEICE, Louis

Letters From Iceland

London: Faber, 1937

8vo, pp. 268. Original green boards, lettered in red and black to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition.

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2299

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BETJEMAN, John

First And Last Loves

London: John Murray, 1969

8vo, pp. 244. Original pink and white illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 350. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

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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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PHILLPOTTS, Eden and Adelaide

Yellow Sands

London: Duckworth, N.d. [1927]

8vo, pp. 128. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on white hessian spine.

Commemorative edition, produced to celebrate the play's first anniversary, this copy... [more]

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