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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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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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[ed. CARTER, Graydon]

Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire:

New York: Rodale, 2009

Large 8vo, pp. 215. Original blue boards, lettered in blind on spine.

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2838

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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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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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3108

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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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GROOM, Jon

Man And The Sea Shell

Munich: Edition X, 1994

Folio. Original brown boards, lettered in grey on spine. Double-thick pages, unopened but with blank inners.

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3224

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

Mount Music

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1919

8vo, pp. 309. Original green boards, lettered in black to front panel and gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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3227

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

French Leave

London: Heinemann, 1928

8vo, pp. 287. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper.

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3014

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ELIOT, T. S.

Meutre Dans La Cathédrale

Neuchatel: Editions de la Baconniere, 1944


8vo, pp. 134. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Ticket to Eliot Conference held in Paris laid in. Leading and bottom edges uncut. French text. .... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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1357

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[GIELGUD, Sir John]

War And Remembrance: Gielgud's Working Script

N.p. 1985 [The show was eventually transmitted in 1988-9].

Large 8vo, pp. 10, printed on rectos only, bound between yellow wrappers with a split pin.

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2166

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[POWELL, Michael] GIBBON, Monk

The Tales Of Hoffmann

London: Saturn Press, 1951

4to, pp. 96. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Cockerel device in gilt to front panel.

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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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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.

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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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[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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3723

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GENET, Jean

Lettre A Leonor Fini

Paris: Loyau, 1950

Small 8vo, inpaginated. Original salmon stiff paper wrappers, titled in black to front panel.

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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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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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2269

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HEANEY, Seamus

Wintering Out

London: Faber, 1972

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

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