24154

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[ed. GREENE, Graham]

The Old School

London: Cape, 1934

8vo, pp. 256. Original black boards, lettered in pale blue to front panel and spine. Bottom edge uncut.

First edition.

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Carry_On_Nurse_1

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HUDIS, Norman

Carry On, Nurse

N.p.: N.p., 1958

116 typed mimeographed pp., secured by staple press to left edge, housed in a manilla folder with 'CARRY ON, NURSE Working Title Draft Script 19.9.58'.

DICK VOSBURGH'S COPY OF THE DRAFT SCREENPLAY OF ONLY THE SECOND CARRY ON FILM, WITH OCCASIONAL PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN HIS HAND.

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3125

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WAUGH, Evelyn

Black Mischief

London: Chapman & Hall, 1932

8vo, pp. 323. Original purple cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Device in gilt to front panel. Top edge gilt, leading and lower edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


2498

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Poems

London: Constable, 1964

Small 8vo, pp. 53. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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2269

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HEANEY, Seamus

Wintering Out

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 80. Original printed card wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This issue precedes the hardbound edition.

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[Obelisk Press] PRESTON, William

Journal In Mexico

Paris: N.p. [Obelisk Press], N.d. [?1931]

Large 8vo., pp. 40. 2 pp. note on the career of William Preston bound in to preliminaries (present in all copies examined). Rebound in leather, original pale blue paper wrappers bound... [more]

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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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2612

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Lord Emsworth And Others

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1937

8vo, pp. 312. 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original red boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2790

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MOTTER, Dean and ASKWITH, Mark

The Prisoner: Shattered Visage

London: Titan Books, 1990

8vo, unpaginated. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition, INSCRIBED BY MARK ASKWITH TO THE ACTOR LEO McKERN: 'for leo, my favourite number two, "stone walls do not a prison make nor iron bars a cage", with admiration... Mark Askwith Toronto 1991'.

Leo McKern was the first of a rolling roster of actors to play Number 2 in the cult TV series The Prisoner, and it was his interpretation of the role to which Motter and Askwith turned when, more than twenty years after the last television episode, they collaborated to produce this four-issue graphic miniseries. Set in and around the now derelict and decaying Village, setting for the original show, the artwork of the book's front wrapper features McKern alongside Patrick McGoohan.

The title is taken from Shelley's obituary of hubris, Ozymandias. The inscription quotes Richard Lovelace's 1642 poem, To Althea, From Prison.

A wonderful association copy.

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2169

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(BAUDELAIRE, Charles) (illus. NOLAN, Sidney) (trans. LOWELL, Robert)

The Voyage:

London: Faber, 1968

4to, pp. 60. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Two brochures for the Sidney Nolan Trust laid in.

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STEPHENS, Larry [MILLIGAN, Spike]

Special Goon Show: The Dreaded Better Pudding Hurler

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

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

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3659

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FLEMING, Ian

The Spy Who Loved Me

London: Cape, 1962

8vo, pp. 221. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Sword device to front panel, blind stamped and in silver. Red endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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Hopscotch_1

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[dir. NEAME, Ronald] GARFIELD, Brian and FORBES, Bryan

Hopscotch

Los Angeles: N.p., N.d. [1979]

114pp. shooting script bound in burgundy wrappers, title in gilt to foot of front wrapper.

ART DIRECTOR MARK NERINI'S COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIM BY THE FILM'S STAR WALTER MATTHAU: 'Good health! Walter Matthau'. ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3460

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[PARKER, Dorothy] OPPENHEIMER, George

The Passionate Playgoer

New York: Viking, 1958

8vo, pp. 623. Original pale purple boards, lettered in dark purple to front panel and gilt on dark purple to spine. Top edge purple. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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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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2614

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Big Money

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1931

8vo, pp. 316. Original red boards, lettered in red-on-black to front panel and spine. Leading edge uncut. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2678

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[McKern, Leo]

First Night Telegram to Leo McKern from Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

Nottingham: N.p., 1959

Greetings telegram, stamp-dated 10 August 1959 to reverse.

FIRST NIGHT TELEGRAM, DATED 10 AUGUST 1959, TO LEO McKERN FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER AND HIS WIFE VIVIEN LEIGH: 'Great good wishes for huge success, Vivien and Laurence Olivier.'

'[McKern's] second, and last ever, directing job was the Australian prize-winning stage play The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon, a story of Italian immigrants living in Collingwood, then a slum suburb of Melbourne, and their struggle for acceptance and survival in a racist community. ... It's UK season was at the Nottingham Theatre Royal from 10 August 1959, then the Duke of York's in the West End -- a joint venture by Sir Laurence Olivier's company and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Olivier had invited McKern to direct.'

George Whaley, Leo 'Rumpole' McKern: The Accidental Actor [USNW Press, 2009]

The show received mixed reviews, and McKern himself felt he'd done a bad job. On the up side, he kept the telegram sent to him by one of twentieth century theatre's most glamorous couples.

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2674

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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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2613

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

The Crime Wave At Blandings

New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1937

8vo, pp. 330. Original blue boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Yellow endpapers, leading edge uncut. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2495

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

London: Collins, 1973

8vo, pp. 180. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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