3277

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O'BRIAN, Patrick

Clarissa Oakes

London: Harper Collins, 1992

8vo, pp. 256. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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3231

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SOMERVILLE, Boyle Townshend

The Chart-Makers

Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1928

Large 8vo, pp. 302. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine. Handmade brown paper dustwrapper, hand written title... [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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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.

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AUDEN, W.H.

Culture And Leisure

Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America/Unesco, 1966

4to, 12 mimeographed pp., secured with staple to top left.

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STEINBERG, Saul

All In Line

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945

4to, unpaginated. Original tan cloth boards, lettered and illustrated in brown 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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[?pseud.] COMBOURG, Marie

Journal Intime D'Une Provenciale

London-Calcutta-Melbourne [Paris]: Philéas Fogg [Eric Losfeld], N.d. [c. 1956]

8vo, unpaginated [pp. 90]. Illustrated wrappers. French text.

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CRANE, Clarkson

The Western Shore

New York: Harcourt, Brace 1925

8vo, pp. 303. Original black boards, lettered in brown on front panel and spine.

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3152

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[COGHILL, Nevill] SCAIFE, C.H.O.

A Collection of Books by C.H.O. Scaife, from the Library of Nevill Coghill

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



C.[hristopher] H.[enry] O.[ldham] Scaife [1900-1988] was a contemporary of Coghill's at Oxford, and remained a lifelong friend. Professor of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"collected" works is now occupying me, and I find it inexplicable that he should suddenly have written work of such power after so many slighter things. And as he is alive still and blind, it is very hard to avoid an obituary note! He is a year younger than me.'

vi) More Poems for the Speaking Voice [Florence: N.p., 1983]. First edition, no. 118 of 250 copies signed by the author. No other inscriptions.

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ONDAATJE, Michael

The English Patient

London: Bloomsbury, 1992

8vo, pp. 302. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic author's portrait to rear flap. Blue endpapers,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Intrusion Of Jimmy

New York: W.J. Watt, 1910

8vo, pp. 314. Original green illustrated boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine. Tissue guard to frontispiece.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Summer Moonshine

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 322. Original orange boards, lettered in orange-on-green to spine. Leading edge uncut. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, preceding the UK edition by four months.

Serialised in the Saturday Evening Post before publication in book form -- for which Wodehouse was paid $40,000.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1939

8vo, pp. 292. Original blue boards, lettered in blue-on-brown to spine. Leading edge uncut. illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, published on 25 August 1939; the UK edition appeared one week later. Serialised in Saturday Evening Post in April/May of that year.

'Uncle Fred was an afterthought, a late-1930s addition to Wodehouse's world, an irrepressible bounder of sixty-something whom Wodehouse saw as 'a sort of elderly Psmith'. ... [He] would be one of Wodehouse's most enduring heroes, later starring in Uncle Dynamite (1948), Cocktail Time (1958), and Service With A Smile (1962). But in Uncle Fred in the Springtime, he gets his name in the title, a sure indication of Wodehouse's delight in his company.'

A very nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper.

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[pseud. ROBBE-GRILLET, Catherine] de BERG, Jean

The Image

New York: Grove Press, 1966

8vo, pp. 143. Original off-white boards, lettered in black on spine.

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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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CAIN, James M.

Serenade

New York: Knopf, 1937

8vo, pp. 314. Original black boards, lettered in silver on front panel and spine. Top edge stained red, other two edges uncut.

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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers.

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[ed. SANDERS, Ed]

Fuck You

New York: Fuck You Press, 1962

4to, 34 tangerine mimeographed leaves, unpaginated, secured by staples running the length of left edge.

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[MILLIGAN, Spike] BRATBY, John

Breakdown

Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1960

8vo, pp. 336. Original red boards illustrated in black, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine.

First US edition, LENGTHILY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO SPIKE MILLIGAN: 'To Spike. 30 May 1968. | Am reading Puckoon with the mid-day cup of | tea. Am at this point in time half way through | Chapter Five. Compared with Puckoon this book |has a rollicking sense of fun | a deep appreciation of the Squalid | and a comprehensive cast | not that Puckoon has not | For reading all 336 pages of this book | -- which Maggie has done -- | there is a prize. This can be obtained by | making application to No. 7 Hardy Road, | Blackheath, | when there is a full moon, | in conjunction with | a Z in the month, | and in a Leap Year | The colour of the nature of this book is | black. | Wine to accompany | reading | Burgundy. | All the best John'.

John Bratby [1928-92] was a founder of the Kitchen Sink movement in the late 1950s, before moving on to portraiture in the following decade. His subjects were drawn from his family and the world of celebrity -- and included his good friend Spike Milligan.

Bratby was also a novelist, and this was the first book in his semi-autobiographical tetralogy. A lovely association.

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