3347

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GARDNER, John

Licence Renewed

London: Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, 1981

8vo, pp. 270. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3229

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

An Incorruptible Irishman 1767-1843

London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932

Large 8vo, pp. 265. Original blue boards, lettered in black on red spine label to spine, Bushe coat of arms in gilt on red label to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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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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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3424

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[illus. SELLERS, Peter] MILLIGAN, Spike and HOBBS, Jack

William McGonagall: The Truth At Last

London: M. & J. Hobbs/Michael Joseph, 1976

8vo, pp. 144. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Yellow illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"Can we have dinner before you go to Munich???" [doodled self-portrait with speech bubble] PHONE Walton-on-Thames either 21267 or 21126 J.' (Sellers was due to fly to Bavaria to film the castle sequences for The Pink Panther Strikes Again.)

Milligan and Sellers had appeared together in The Great McGonagall [1974], with Milligan in the title role and Sellers as Queen Victoria. Milligan and Hobbs co-authored The Great McGonagall Scrapbookwhich was published the following year. This title followed in 1976, with two further McGonagall-related titles appearing in 1988 and 1992.

Illustrating duties on this volume are shared roughly equally between Sellers and Milligan, with Sellers the distinctively heavier hand (though no less funny), helpfully accompanied by a (printed) signature.

A lovely association, and a lovely copy too.

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2527

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JOHNSON, B.S.

Travelling People

London: Panther, 1967

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

First paperback edition of Johnson's first book, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO JUNE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3110

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SHAW, Robert

The Sun Doctor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1961

8vo, pp. 275. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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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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3177

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[PAYNE, Cynthia] Bailey, Paul

An English Madam

London: Cape, 1982

8vo, pp. 166. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of Cynthia Payne to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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CARR, J.L.

A Month In The Country

London: Cornucopia Press, 1990

Large 8vo, pp. 106. Original olive green boards, title labels to front panel and spine, with original unprinted acetate wrapper. Pink... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3151

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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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2286

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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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1095

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SARRAUTE, Nathalie

Tropisms And The Age Of Suspicion

London: John Calder, 1963

8vo, pp. 136. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition, inscribed by Sarraute on the half-title: 'A David Gothard, en souvenir très amical. Nathalie Sarraute.'... [more]

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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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PHILLPOTTS, Eden and Adelaide

Yellow Sands

London: Duckworth, N.d. [1927]

8vo, pp. 128. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on white hessian spine.

Commemorative edition, produced to celebrate the play's first anniversary, this copy... [more]

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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]


3220

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HARRIS, Robert

Fatherland

London: Hutchinson, 1992

8vo, pp. 372. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Black endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, author's photographic portrait to rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3111

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GROTOWSKI, Jerzy

Towards A Poor Theatre

Holstebro, Denmark: Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1968

8vo, pp. 262. Original printed stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY GROTOWSKI ON TITLE PAGE. With a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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