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SUTHERLAND, Joan

ALS To Leo McKern

Montreux: N.p., 1993

2pp. ALS on headed notepaper ('Joan Sutherland' over a floral design, light red on cream). Original envelope present, address handwritten, postmarked 23.11.93. Colour photograph of Sutherland and McKern on location for On Our Selection in Braidwood, Australia, taken the following year.

2pp. ALS FROM JOAN SUTHERLAND TO LEO MCKERN, FONDLY REMEMBERING THEIR RECENT MEETING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER ON DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION.

In 1994, four years after her retirement from the operatic stage, Dame Joan Sutherland returned to her native Australia to make what would turn out to be her only dramatic film: Dad and Dave:On Our Selection, written and directed by George Whaley. Based on the writings of Steele Rudd, the film, set in Queensland at the end of the nineteenth century, starred Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Noah Taylor -- and Leo McKern as Dad Rudd. Joan Sutherland played Mother Rudd, with not entirely satisfactory results, and the film, made to mark the centenary of the Australian film industry, was a failure with both critics and paying audiences.

This letter dates from the early days of Sutherland and McKern's association, is written on Sutherland's personalised notepaper and sent from her home in the Swiss village of Les Avants, and looks forward, albeit nervously, to the forthcoming shoot:

'[I]f nothing else convinced me to become involved in the film your honest, down-to-earthness did. I hope, if it all gets sorted out that I shan't be too much out of my depth!'

Accompanying the letter is a photograph, taken on location the following year, of a laughing Sutherland and McKern in costume.

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MANTEL, Hilary

An Experiment In Love

London: Viking, 1995

8vo, pp. 250. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.


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

An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843

London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932

Large 8vo, pp. 265. Original blue boards, lettered in black on red spine label to spine, Bushe coat of arms in gilt on red label to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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NEWMAN, Arnold

Artists

Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980

4to, pp. 157. Original grey boards, lettered in light grey and black on front panel and spine.

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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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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]


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[WODEHOUSE, P.G.] MOYLE, Seth

Cheque From the Frank A. Munsey Company

New York: N.p., 1912

Company cheque, hand-dated Sept. 4th 1912, made out to Seth Moyle, and signed by him on reverse.

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SMITH, Tom Rob

Child 44

London: Simon & Schuster, 2008

8vo, pp. 473. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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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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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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[ed. HUGHES, Ted] PLATH, Sylvia

Collected Poems

London: Faber, 1981

8vo, pp. 351. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, photographic portrait of Plath to front panel.

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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, Boyle Townshend

Commodore Anson's World Voyage

London: Heinemann, 1934

8vo, pp. 317. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine, sea horse device in gilt to front panel. Maps at endpapers.

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FOWLES, John

Daniel Martin

London: Cape, 1977

8vo, pp. 704. Original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Top edge green. Printed dustwrapper. Author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HEANEY, Seamus

Door Into The Dark

London: Faber, 1972

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

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[HEMINGWAY, Ernest] STIPES WATTS, Emily

Ernest Hemingway And The Arts

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971

8vo. pp. 243. Original russet boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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WILLIAMS, Heathcote

Falling For A Dolphin

London: Cape, 1990

Large 8vo, pp. 112. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper. Small bookplate to front pastedown.

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HARRIS, Robert

Fatherland

London: Hutchinson, 1992

8vo, pp. 372. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Black endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2500

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MORTIMER, John

Felix In The Underworld

London: Viking, 1997

8vo, pp. 247. Original pale blue boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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SPAETH, Sigmund

Fifty Years With Music

New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1959

8vo, pp. 288. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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