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HEATH, Edward

Music: A Joy For Life

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976

4to, pp. 204, index. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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£200.00

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[COWARD, Noel] LESLEY, Cole; PAYN, Graham and MORLEY, Sheridan

Noel Coward And His Friends

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979

4to, pp. 216. Original white boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS ON PUBLICATION DAY TO BOB HOLNESS: 'Dear Bob, with our thanks, Coley, Publication Day. Graham, + Sheridan'. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED IN FULL BY ALL THREE AUTHORS ON TITLE PAGE.<

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£125.00

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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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[HANCOCK, Tony] [trans. AUDEN, W.H.] HAMMARSKJOLD, Dag

Markings

London: Faber, 1965

8vo, pp. 186. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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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.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'To Dicky, for ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

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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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£45.00

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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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£60.00

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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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CASTRO, Adam-Troy

Lost In Booth Nine

Woodinville: Silver Salamander Press, 1993

8vo, pp. 208. Original black boards, lettered in red on front panel and spine.

First edition. No. 126 of 300 hardbound... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£40.00

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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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DOYLE, Roddy

Oh, Play That Thing

London: Jonathan Cape, 2004

8vo, pp.376. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on the spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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£35.00

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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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[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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£750.00

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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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£850.00

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SPARK, Muriel

A Hundred and Eleven Years Without A Chauffeur

London: Colophon Press, 2001

Large 8vo, pp. 15. Original oversize blue stiff paper wrappers. Title label to front panel. Sewn gatherings.

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SPARK, Muriel

Harper And Wilton

London: Colophon Press, 1996

Large 8vo, pp. 17. Original quarter-bound boards in Nigerian goatskin. Title label to front panel.

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BETJEMAN, John

A Wembley Lad / The Crem

London: Poem Of The Month Club, 1971

Broadside, single sheet, 11" X 15".

First edition, one of 1000 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, AND WITH A TWO-WORD CORRECTION IN HIS HAND. With the original Poem of the Month cover letter.


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BETJEMAN, John

Ode On The Marriage Of HRH Prince Charles To The Lady Diana Spencer In St. Paul's Cathedral On 29th July 1981

London: Warren Editions, 1981

Broadside, single white sheet, 485mm x 215mm, with red and blue fleur de lys and encircling decoration.

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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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£950.00

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HEANEY, Seamus

Door Into The Dark

London: Faber, 1972

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

First paperback edition of Heaney's second commercially published collection, first published in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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