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2298

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BETJEMAN, John

Poems In The Porch

London: SPCK, 1954

8vo, unpaginated. Original illustrated stiff paper wrapper, lettered in blue and red to front panel.

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2299

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BETJEMAN, John

First And Last Loves

London: John Murray, 1969

8vo, pp. 244. Original pink and white illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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£225.00

2349

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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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£75.00

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.


2387

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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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£65.00

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

2424

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GRAVES, Robert

To Juan At The Winter Solstice

N.p. Privately Printed, 1944

178 x 131mm, pp. 4. Single sheet, folded once.

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£3,500.00

2426

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GRAVES, Robert

Life Of The Poet Gnaeus Robertulus Gravesa

Deya: New Seizin Press, 1990

Small octavo, pp. 16. Original vellum boards, lettered in red on front panel. Pale green leaf of advice on preserving the vellum tipped... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

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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£125.00

2494

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JOHNSON, B.S.

House Mother Normal

London: Trigram Press, 1971

8vo, pp. 204. Original threequarter grey boards, lettered in silver on cream spine. Yellow endpapers.

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£1,250.00

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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£750.00

2499

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Poems Two

London: Trigram Press, 1972

Small 8vo, pp. 61. Original grey boards, lettered in silver to spine. Green endpapers, illustrated dustwrapper.

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£400.00

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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£150.00

2501

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MORTIMER, John

Paradise Postponed

London: Viking, 1985

8vo, pp. 374. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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£195.00

2529

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MORTIMER, John

The Summer Of A Dormouse

London: Viking, 2000

8vo, pp. 213. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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2533

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[McKERN, Leo] [HERRMANN, Edward] selected by WAVELL, A. P.

Other Men's Flowers

London: Cape, 1992

8vo, pp. 448. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrappers lettered in red and black to front panel and spine.

Reprinted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"If" -- the complete version will be sent! E.'.

This last refers to a referenced parody of Kipling's poem which begins: 'If you can keep your girl, when all around you, / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...'. In the film Hermann and McKern's characters discover that they have been in love with the same woman all their lives.

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£350.00

2601

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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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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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3047

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PROULX, E. Annie

Heart Songs

New York: Scribner's, 1988

8vo, pp. 151. Original mauve and tan three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Leading edge uncut.

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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.

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