3048

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PROULX, E. Annie

The Shipping News

New York: Scribner's, 1993

8vo, pp. 364. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

Uncorrected advance proof copy, SIGNED BY... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£400.00

3122

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KITCHIN, C.H.B.

The Secret River

London: Secker & Warburg, 1956

8vo, pp. 359. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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£600.00

1042

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STAN, Anisoara

The Romanian Cook Book

New York: Citadel Press, 1951

8vo, pp. 229. Original grey boards, lettered in red on front panel and spine.

First edition, ELABORATELY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

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£85.00

2391

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GREENE, Graham

The Return Of A. J. Raffles

London: Bodley Head, 1975

Small 8vo, pp. 80. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition. No. 202 of 250 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£300.00

3190

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WHEATLEY, Dennis

The Rape Of Venice

London: Hutchinson, 1959

8vo, pp. 446. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt and pale blue to spine, figurative design in gilt to front panel. Maps to endpapers.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£150.00

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.

First edition. DOROTHY PARKER'S COPY.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3128

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LARKIN, Philip

The Less Deceived

Hessle: Marvell Press, 1955

8vo, pp. 45. 2pp. list of subscribers at rear. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper, bookseller's revised price... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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BENCHLEY, Robert

The Early Worm

New York: Henry Holt, 1927

8vo, pp. 263. Original green boards, lettered in yellow to front panel and spine.

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£350.00

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ADDONIA, Sulaiman

The Consequences Of Love

London: Chatto & Windus, 2008

8vo, pp. 346. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'David, What can I say.... Thank you for your wonderful support. Best Wishes,... [more]

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£50.00

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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3221

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HUGHES, Ted

The Burning Of The Brothel

London: Turret Books. 1966

4to, unpaginated. White card covers in dark blue wrappers, lettered in black to front panel.

First edition. No. 52 of 75 copies SIGNED... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

2427

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[GRAVES, Robert]

The Augustan Poets

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1943

8vo, pp. 32, lacking the outer wrappers.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY GRAVES IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO JULIAN GLOVER.

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

Stray-aways

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1920

8vo, pp. 280. Original blue boards, lettered in white and black to front panel and black to spine. Tissue guard to frontispiece. Lacking... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2181

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MORTIMER, Johnnie; COOKE, Brian; RUDGE, Myles

Stop Messing About

N.P. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1969

30 mimeographed pp., secured with pin to top left.

First edition. JOAN SIMS' WORKING COPY, WITH HER UNDERLININGS, DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS THROUGHOUT.

The BBC radio show Round The Horne, one of the medium's finest, funniest and filthiest flowerings, came to an abrupt and tragic end after four series with the death of its star, Kenneth Horne, in February 1969. Prescribed an anticoagulant for a heart condition, Horne was persuaded by a faith healer to stop taking it. He died of heart failure while presenting an awards ceremony at the Dorchester.

Without its star, Round The Horne could not continue. But the material for Series Five was already far advanced at the time of Horne's death, and it was recycled into Stop Messing About, a show featuring most of Round The Horne's surviving cast -- and Joan Sims, the Carry On stalwart who had already been cast as the replacement for the departing Betty Marsden. Stop Messing About ran for a respectable two series in 1969-70, but never really emerged from the shadow of its predecessor. Kenneth Williams, a supporting actor of genius, struggled to anchor the show. But even if Williams had been able to do a better job of leading from the front, the show was still Round The Horne without Kenneth Horne, a melancholy reminder of what radio had lost.

This script is the working copy used by Sims to record the sixth episode of Stop Messing About, and is extensively marked up with her underlinings, deletions and amendments throughout. Unique and beautiful.

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3272

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BLYTON, Enid

Signed Contract For My Third Enid Blyton Book

London: N.p., 1953

4pp. typed legal document, horizontal fold across centre.

Legal contract dated 1 December 1953, SIGNED BY ENID BLYTON.

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3304

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ELIOT, T.S.

Signed Cheque in payment for Eliot's Introduction to the 1932 Everyman edition of Pascal's Penseés,

London: N.p., 1931



A CHEQUE PAYABLE TO T.S. ELIOT IN THE SUM OF FIFTEEN POUNDS AND DATED 1 OCTOBER 1931, DRAWN ON THE BANK ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHER J.M. DENT, AND ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2353

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HUGHES, Ted

Selected Poems 1957-1967

London: Faber, 1972

8vo, pp. 109. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition, softbound issue, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE.


2121

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SHERRIN, NED

Scratch An Actor

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

8vo, pp.323. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine.

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£25.00

3247

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

Sarah's Youth

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1938

8vo, pp. 311. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE, AND... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3490

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[MILLIGAN, Spike]

Roma

N.p. N.p. N.d. [1940s]

Large 8vo, unpaginated. String bound in original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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