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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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2172

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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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3152

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[COGHILL, Nevill] SCAIFE, C.H.O.

A Collection of Books by C.H.O. Scaife, from the Library of Nevill Coghill

V.p.: V.p., V.d.



C.[hristopher] H.[enry] O.[ldham] Scaife [1900-1988] was a contemporary of Coghill's at Oxford, and remained a lifelong friend. Professor of... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"collected" works is now occupying me, and I find it inexplicable that he should suddenly have written work of such power after so many slighter things. And as he is alive still and blind, it is very hard to avoid an obituary note! He is a year younger than me.'

vi) More Poems for the Speaking Voice [Florence: N.p., 1983]. First edition, no. 118 of 250 copies signed by the author. No other inscriptions.

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GUDAITIS, Anthony

A Young Man About To Commit Suicide

New York: William Faro, 1932

8vo, pp. 224. Original hessian boards, spine label lettered in red. Paper on rear pastedown a little split at spine.

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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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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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GREENE, Graham

1 pp. TLS to David Gothard, co-founder of the Riverside Studios, London

18th August 1988.

1 pp. TLS, 200 x 150 mm, on Greene's headed notepaper bearing his Antibes address. Original envelope not present.

Greene notes in his letter Gothard's recent move from the Riverside Studios to... [more]

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AUDEN, W.H.

TLS To Bill McElwee

New York: N.p., 1962

TLS: 1p., 280 x 215 mm, folded for envelope (not present). Invitation: single piece of stiff paper, folded once to form 4pp., 150 x 110 mm, printed in... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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LITTLEWOOD, Joan

1 p. ALS, IN ORIGINAL AIR MAIL ENVELOPE, TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON.

8 October 1983

1 pp. ALS, 200 x 150 mm, on stiff card, to the verso of which Hals' painting of Hamlet, cut from a magazine, has been affixed. Envelope dated 8 October 1983.

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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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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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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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[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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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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JOHNSON, B.S.

Travelling People

London: Panther, 1967

8vo, pp. 285. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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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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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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GRAY, Spalding

2 pp. ALS TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON

7 June 1985.

2 pp. ALS, 280 x 215 mm, in the original envelope, written on the stationery of the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis.

Wooster Group co-founder and monologist Spalding Gray had met David Gothard at the... [more]

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SPEIGHT, Johnny

It Stands To Reason

London: M. & J. Hobbs, 1973

8vo, pp. 239. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine, line drawing in black to front panel. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [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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