2552

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Psmith, Journalist

New York: N.p., 1909

175 loose pp., various sizes. Collation: Chapters I-XIII [pp. 1-92], lacking the last few lines of Chapter XIII; Chapters XVI-XX [pp. 110-150]; Chapters... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2581

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

N.p. [Remsenberg]: N.p., N.d. [?1967]

123pp. loose leaf, divided into six sections. Section I: 2 pp. Ms., rectos only, loose leaf, ink and pencil, in acid-free plastic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report:

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8

A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[SELLERS, Peter] GRAFTON, Jimmy and GRIFFITHS, Peter

Happy Holidays

London: N.p. [BBC], 1954

Five episodes, c.45 pp. each, secured with split pin to top left.

First editions. PRODUCER JACQUES BROWN'S COPY, WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS, AND ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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NATION, Terry; JUNKIN, John; FREEMAN, Dave

Floggits [sic]: Series One, Episode 3

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

34 mimeographed pp., 5 typed inserts, all secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. TERRY NATION'S EXTENSIVELY REVISED WORKING... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[SELLERS, Peter] GREIFER, Lewis and RICHLER, Mordecai

Insomnia Is Good For You

London: Park Lane Films, 1957

Shooting script, 33 mimeographed pp., stapled in to oversized red card wrappers. Typed title label to front cover, typed ownership label ('Park... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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1348

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[pseud. McALMON, Robert] SCULLY, Robert

A Scarlet Pansy First Edition

New York: William Faro, 1932

8vo, pp. 370. Original red boards, with the spine label perfectly preserved. Red and black frontispiece and title-page.

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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.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY GRAVES ON THE FRONT LEAF: 'Honor with love from Robert. New ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike; STEPHENS, Larry

The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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2428

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[ed. RIDING, Laura; GRAVES, Robert; and others]

Focus

Deya: Privately Printed: N.d. [1935]

Four volumes, 12mos, pp. 12, 23, 40, and 64. Rebound in a green three-quarter cloth binding, with original wrappers bound... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2582

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Mr. McGee's Big Day

N.p. [New York]: N.p., N.d. [1950]

10 pp. loose leaf, corrected typescript, rectos only, business card to top left of p.2. Two pages in each of five acid-free plastic... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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TERRY-THOMAS and MUIR, Frank

Terry's Topics: 'TRIAL RECORDING ONLY - NOT FOR TRANSMISSION'

London: N.p. [BBC], 1947

15 mimeographed pp., secured by split pin at top left.

First edition. PILOT SCRIPT FOR AN EARLY TERRY-THOMAS VEHICLE, RECORDED BUT NEVER... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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RUSCHA, Edward

Every Building On The Sunset Strip

Los Angeles: Privately Printed, 1966

Small 8vo, one continuous page in concertina form. Title printed in silver on front panel and spine. Slight darkening to spine. Silver... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HARRIS, Joel Chandler

Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings,

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881

8vo, pp. 231, 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original green cloth illustrated in black and gold.

First edition, first issue, with no mention of this book in the... [more]


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BURGESS, Anthony

A Christmas Recipe

Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1977

8vo, pp. 12, unpaginated. Original olive stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps, title in brown to front panel. Sewn binding. Uncut and unopened.

First edition, one of 180 copies. 2pp. TLS FROM THE PRINTER RICHARD-GABRIEL RUMMONDS TO NOVELIST AND ART CRITIC FREDERIC TUTEN LAID IN, DISCUSSING THE RECENT MOVE OF THE PLAIN WRAPPER OPERATION TO VERONA, AND PLANS FOR THE PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF BOOK.

One of the pre-eminent handpress printers of the twentieth century, the American Richard-Gabriel Rummonds founded his Plain Wrapper Press in the mid-1960s. A meeting with Verona-based Giovanni Mardersteig, master printer at the Officina Bodoni, convinced Rummonds to move his operation to Verona in 1971.

The letter accompanying the book is packed with information about the press in general, and this title in particular: 'Burgess wrote this poem one afternoon while visiting here in Verona. We have been very busy setting up a bindery in the small studio near the river.... We'll have one room for the presses and the other for a combination composing room and office. The studio is located on the ground floor, naturally, and all the windows face a small, but lovely garden. ... The Burgess/Tilson book [Will And Testament] is now being bound and we expect to start delivering the first copies next week. I really am very pleased with it...'.

In his memoir Fantasies And Hard Knocks: My Life As A Printer [Ex Ophidia Press, 2015], Rummonds writes that this title '...was printed in quarto on Fabriano Esportazione "GF" paper, on one side of the sheet only, in two colors. The black form was locked into one half of the bed and the red in the other. The two forms were inked separately and then printed together. Half the copies went to the Burgesses, and the other half to the P[lain] W[rapper] P[ress]. A Christmas Recipe was the last item to be printed at the via Duomo studio.'

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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Calling All Forces: Series 2, Episode 12

London: N.p. [BBC], 1952

39 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Riverside Studios]

A Fabulous Collection of Material Relating to the Appearances of Elisabeth Welch, Adelaide Hall and the Harlem Renaissance at the Riverside Studios, London.

Various dates, mostly 1980s.

1: PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:

i) 35 original photographic negatives of ELISABETH WELCH performing at Riverside in April 1982.
ii) 67 original photographic negatives of ADELAIDE HALL... [more]

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2586

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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Psmith In The City

London: A&C Black, 1910

8vo, pp. 266, 2 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original blue illustrated boards, lettered in gold and white to front panel and gold on yellow to ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

[The] Tony Hancock Special: Director's Post-Production Script.

N.p. [Sydney]: N.p. [ATN-7], 1968

80 mimeographed pp. on white paper, housed in contemporary black springback binder with three labels to front cover ('HANCOCK'; 'TONY HANCOCK SPECIAL'; 'POST PRODUCTION MASTER SCRIPT E.D. JOFFE'). Profusely annotated, revised and corrected on every page, typed inserts tipped in in many places, and scene tags taped to leading edges.

DIRECTOR'S POST-PRODUCTION SCRIPT OF THE TONY HANCOCK SPECIAL, WITH HIS EXTENSIVE NOTES AND REWRITES.

n March 1968 Tony Hancock travelled to Australia to make a television series with the working title Hancock Down Under, a project he hoped would revive his career. He had recently been divorced, his alcoholism was out of control, and his prospects in the UK had sunk to nothing. But the Australian series had serious problems from the outset, quite apart from Hancock's own. The scripts were terrible: feebly structured, hopelessly unfunny, and with no understanding of what made Hancock Hancock. The star would have struggled to make anything of them even in his pomp. The series' fate was sealed by the producers' disastrous decision to shoot without a studio audience. Hancock's onscreen persona -- hapless, loveless, forever on the receiving end -- had always been kept afloat by the presence of supportive laughter provided by an audience willing their hero to dust himself down and try again. And Hancock himself, Hancock the brilliant but under-confident performer, had always been buoyed by the instant approval their presence provided. But here, in this final footage, Hancock seems to have been deserted by his audience just when he needed them most. He cuts a lonely, tragic and desperately unfunny figure. Unable to remember his lines, his eyes are constantly looking for his cue cards. He seems to be searching for his friends.

On 24 June 1968, with only three episodes of the showcompleted, Hancock committed suicide with an overdose of barbitu

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2591

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. and BOLTON, Guy

Bring On The Girls!

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953

8vo, pp. 278. Original black three-quarter boards, lettered in red and green on blue to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION: 'Lewis Pierson with best wishes from the authors, [sgd.] P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. October 31st.' (Inscription written by Guy Bolton).

Hugely enjoyable, highly unreliable account of Wodehouse and Bolton's involvement as lyricists and book-writers in the early twentieth century Broadway musical, alongside Jerome Kern, Florenz Ziegfeld, and George and Ira Gershwin, among many, many others. Hardly a historical document -- if there is a choice to be made between a fact and a great story, it's the great story that gets the nod -- but a wonderfully vivid evocation of the early days of Broadway, and how much fun it was to be there.

Copies signed by one or other of the authors surface from time to time; copies signed by both are very scarce.

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