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A Song of Ice and Fire - 3 Vols - double inscribed
Author: MARTIN, George R R; Jim Burns Year: 1996
Publisher: Harper Collins Voyager Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Three British firsts, each signed on the title page, by novelist George R R Martin (black biro) and the dustjacket artist, Jim Burns (black felt tip pen) without inscription. A Game of Thrones (1996, ...

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American Smoke (Limited Edition)
Author: Iain Sinclair Year: 2010
Publisher: Beat Scene Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[unpaginated] Number 26 of an edition of 125 copies of a section from Iain Sinclair's American Smoke published by the Beat Scene Press. Bound in buff coloured card wrappers with a photograph to the fr...

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An Artist of the Floating World [with drawing]
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Year: 1986
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 206 A first edition, second state, of Ishiguro's breakthrough novel inscribed with a portrait sketch of the author John Baxter. Ishiguro has inscribed the title page: 'To John Baxter, Kazuo Ishigur...

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Butler's Gift
Author: Martin Hare - Zoe Girling - Sibyl Colefax - Logan Pearsall Smith Year: 1932
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[8] [1] pp 2-316 An unusual association copy of Zoe Girling's novel written under the pseudonym Martin Hare. This copy of the novel, which has an Irish background, has been given by the American essa...

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Clean, Bright and Slightly Oiled [inscribed]
Author: KERSH, Gerald Year: 1946
Publisher: William Heinemann Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 140 Kersh's collection of 'good stories of parade ground' inscribed on the first blank: 'For Ken with friendly regards - Gerald Kersh'. Near fine in bright very good jacket, 1cm closed tear at foot...

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Collected Poems 1967 [signed]
Author: JENNINGS, Elizabeth Year: 1967
Publisher: Macmillan and Co Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

xvi, xvi, pp 266 Elizabeth Jennings' Collected Poem of 1967 preserving 'those poems that Elizabeth Jennings wishes to keep from her entire output'. This first has been signed by Jennings at the foot o...

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Construction [signed]
Author: PEGGE, Cecil D Year: 1931
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Very good first edition signed on the title page inscribed on the title page below the author's printed name, 'C Denis Pegge'. A very clean copy in very good jacket, not price-clipped, rubbing to extr...

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Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers
Author: JOYCE, James, Djuna Barnes, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams [etc] Year: 1925
Publisher: Contact Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dijon Signed: No

The Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers, limited to 300 copies. This seminal anthology prints sections of Joyce's Work in Progress as well as contributions by Pound, Stein, Williams, Hemingway,...

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Gone with the Wind
Author: MITCHELL, Margaret Year: 1936
Publisher: Macmillan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 1038 Scarce British first edition of Gone with the Wind in the first edition jacket. Book is near fine in turquoise boards, bright and unmarked, spotting to text block edges and slight unintentiona...

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Graphic Sayings
Author: KINDERSLEY, David [Idries Shah] Year: 1971
Publisher: David Kindersley and Christopher Skelton Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

A fine copy in acetate transparent dust jacket as issued with 16 coloured graphic art plates from original drawings in pen, based on the Sufi writings of Idries Shah. A beautifully produced book whose...

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Henry Moore Shelter Sketch-Book 1940-42 Prospectus
Author: MOORE, Henry, 1967 Year: 1967
Publisher: Marlborough Fine Arts Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[pp 10] Concertina-fold prospectus for Marlborough Galleries' 1967 limited edition of Henry Moore's shelter sketch book, now regarded as a key work in his oeuvre and one of the most immediate records ...

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Homage to Catalonia [Ida Blair's copy]
Author: ORWELL, George Year: 1938
Publisher: Secker and Warburg Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 314 George Orwell's mother's copy of Homage to Catalonia with her signature, dated 1938 to the first free endpaper: 'Ida Blair 1938'. First edition in good condition, green boards unevenly faded an...

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List of Shell-Mex and B.P Posters Now Available
Author: NASH, Paul, E McKnight Kauffer, Edward Bawden, Graham Sutherland, Edward Ardizzone, Ben Nicholson, Denton Welch Year: 1930
Publisher: Picture hire, Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Printed list of 'a selection of the posters now available at 3/- each. Special Price for schools, institutes, etxc. 2/6 each'. Single folded sheet with a list of around 70 posters designed for Shell i...

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Musee de Vallauris: Ceramiques Precolombiennes...
Author: PICASSO, Pablo; Rene Batigne; Paul Rivet Year: 1955
Publisher: Imp. Collon Vichy, Vallauris; Vichy Dust Jacket: No
Place: Vichy, France Signed: No

[pp] 16 Rare printed guide to Picasso's exhibition of ceramics in Vallauris for 1955. 16 page pamphlet which reproduces Picasso's linocut invitation to the exhibition on the cover. Laid in, a 'Vallaur...

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New Bearings in English Poetry [Review Copy]
Author: LEAVIS, F.R. [Charles Graves] Year: 1932
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

[8] pp 216 Review copy of the first edition of Eliot's first important published work found here in smart publisher's grey-blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, a near fine copy. In a good jacket, chipped...

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New York
Author: N/A Year: 1920
Publisher: Wittemann Souvenir Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

Wittemann Souvenir Books and Postcards, New York, 1920. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. A collection of forty eight fine monochrome half tone photographs tipped onto faun coloured card mounts w...

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Night Trick
Author: O Winston Link Year: 1983
Publisher: The Photographer's Gallery Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 1-24 A catalogue and guide book for the O Winston Link touring exhibition in Britain which took place in 1983. Oblong format in order to accommodate high quality reproductions of Winson Link's mesm...

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Sagittarius Rising
Author: LEWIS, Cecil Year: 1944
Publisher: Peter Davies Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

An early reprint of this classic memoir in which the author looks back to the impressionable years of his life, 17-24 - and his experiences in the Air Force during World War 1 and as a pilot in China ...

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Speculations on the Contemporary Painter
Author: MINTON, John Year: 1952
Publisher: Published by City of Birmingham School of Printing Dust Jacket: No
Place: Birmingham Signed: No

A scarce lecture by the leading British neo-romantic painter John Minton. A very good copy. Ownership signature 'Horlock-Stringer' on front cover from whose recently acquired collection the book comes...

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The Abbey Girls Again
Author: OXENHAM, Elsie Year: 1926
Publisher: Collins Clear Type Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Very good 1926 reprint of The Abbey Girls Again. The book is in dark blue boards with black spine lettering and in very good condition with fresh, clean paper stock, squarely bound and unusually brigh...

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The Collected Poems of D H Lawrence [2 Volumes]
Author: LAWRENCE, D H Year: 1928
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

2 Volumes: Lawrence's Collected Poems in original publisher's brown cloth with a few little marks to the binding. A very good, squarely bound set of this important collection with a pamphlet about Law...

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The Escaped Cock (No 252/450 copies)
Author: LAWRENCE, D H Year: 1929
Publisher: The Black Sun Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

The first edition printed in an edition of 450 copies on Holland Van Gelder paper (there were also 50 copies on Japanese Vellum). Closed split along backstrip which is lightly browned, a little spotti...

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The Gardener who Saw God
Author: JAMES, Edward Year: 1937
Publisher: Duckworth Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 428 'Revised' second edition published four months after the first edition of April 1937. Near fine in very good jacket by Paul Tchelitchew, not price-clipped, lightly nicked and browned. James was...

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The Mary Deare [signed]
Author: INNES, Hammond Year: 1956
Publisher: Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 256 Signed first edition of Innes' tale of 'the struggle of man against the elements'. Very good book, green cloth, signed by the author on the title page with a squiggle below his name. Good dustj...

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The Return of Arsene Lupin
Author: LEBLANC, Maurice Year: 1940
Publisher: Skeffington Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

'Sixth thousand' in the scarce dustjacket of Leblanc's novel starring his gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsene Lupin. Publisher's pink cloth, a couple of small marks, light foxing to edges a...

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The Silver Hand [inscribed with extra information]
Author: MOORCOCK, Michael Year: 1973
Publisher: Allison and Busby Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Most unusual set of Michael Moorcock's Silver Hand trilogy inscribed by the author with bibliographical information in each volume for the book collector and author John Baxter: 1. The Bull and the...

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The Subtle Knife [His Dark Materials]
Author: Philip Pullman Year: 1997
Publisher: Scholastic Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 341 A fine first edition of the second volume of Philip Pullman's trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials. The book has the full '2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1' number line on the verso of the title page whic...

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To Stanislav Wyspianski [privately printed]
Author: MANSFIELD, Katherine Year: 1938
Publisher: Bertram Rota Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

1st Edition. [8] A fine privately printed poem released in a hundred copies by Bertram Rota, this copy unnumbered and out of sequence. Clean grey card wrappers with purple printing; untrimmed page edg...

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Vicarage Party [inscribed]
Author: LINDSEY, John Year: 1933
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 300 Very good plus first edition of Lindsey's story of 'warping egotism'. Green boards, slight fading to spine, inscribed on first blank: 'For E Welch with best wishes, John Lindsey, March 1933'. S...

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[Printed Glassine Wrapper] Pip and Squeak Annual
Author: PIP and Squeak Year: 1923
Publisher: Daily Mirror Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The first Pip and Squeak children's annual from 1923 in its rare printed glassine dustwrapper. The wrapper overlays a bright pictorial binding and such a survival is most uncommon complete with a vign...

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