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'Feeding a Suffragette by Force'
Author: SUFFRAGETTES Year: 1912
Publisher: National Series Dust Jacket: No
Place: England Signed: Yes

Grotesque 1912 satirical postcard showing a suffragette undergoing force-feeding of soup in prison, a practice regularly used in response to the decision by imprisoned campaigners for votes for women ...

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A Farewell to India
Author: THOMPSON, Edward Year: 1931
Publisher: Ernest Benn Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 288 Near fine first edition in near fine jacket of Thompson's full length novel of India. Not price clipped; bright jacket over black boards. Foxing to the book edges the only minor blemish. A very...

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A Visit to the Bookfarm, How Fine Books are Made
Author: ROBERTSON, Carolyn and James Year: 1985
Publisher: Yolla Bolly Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Covelo, California Signed: No

[pp] 12 [4 pages photographs] Fine copy of this slim promotional volume by the Yolla Bolly Press. Beautifullly printed and bound. An uncommon item. Worldcat locates one copy only at Occidental College...

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Active Resistance to Propaganda
Author: WESTWOOD, Vivienne Year: 2008
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 22 Westwood's 2008 manifesto which 'penetrates to the root of the human predicament and offers the underlying solution'. Produced in a large scale limited edition this small octavo sized edition bo...

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Call the Midwife [inscribed to friends]
Author: WORTH, Jennifer Year: 2002
Publisher: Merton Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: Twickenham Signed: Yes

[4] pp 294 [6] Scarce inscribed first edition from the month of publication by Jennifer Worth. This influential memoir was first published in this paperback form before being taken up by a mainstream ...

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Decline and Fall
Author: WAUGH, Evelyn Year: 1928
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

xii pp 1-288 [Frontispiece and 5 illustrations by Waugh] First Edition of Evelyn Waugh's first and funniest novel in the dustjacket designed by the author himself. Very good book, no ownership inscrip...

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For Years Now: Poems by W G Sebald
Author: SEBALD, W G Year: 2001
Publisher: Short Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 80 Fine first edition of Sebald's only book to have appeared first in English shortly after his untimely death in a car accident in his adopted county of Norfolk. The artist Tess Jaray contributes ...

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In Rhodes' Land: A Romance of the Veldt
Author: WOOLCOCK, E C RundlE Year: 1910
Publisher: Charles J Kelly Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Crisp copy of this novel set in colonial Africa. Finely illustrated boards, very fresh internally, a little staining to the pastedown endpapers. An excellent copy....

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KEN RUSSELL on the set of 'Savage Messiah'
Author: RUSSELL, Ken, Dorothy Tutin Year: 1972
Publisher: photo Dust Jacket: No
Place: photo Signed: No

(38x31cm) On-set large format vintage photograph of the director Ken Russell giving - or perhaps taking - direction from the co-star of his movie about Gaudier Breska, Savage Messiah. (Scuffing to edg...

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Kiss Me Deadly [Poster]
Author: SPILLANE, Mickey Year: 1955
Publisher: Lichtert & Fils Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brussels Signed: No

(35 x 44cm) A Belgian poster for Robert Aldrich's 1955 film adaptation of Kiss Me Deadly starring Ralph Meeker. The striking image is nicked and rubbed with punctures where it was originally stapled i...

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Lark Rise to Candleford: A Trilogy
Author: THOMPSON, Flora Year: 1949
Publisher: Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Oxford Signed: No

xx, pp 1-556 A 1949 reprint of the 1945 collected edition of Flora Thompson's classic account of Victorian village life, Lark Rise to Candleford. This edition is in the original red cloth; the text is...

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Poems of West and East
Author: WEST Vita Sackville, The Honourable Mrs Harold Nicolson Year: 1917
Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] [10] pp 11-45 [3] Vita Sackville West's scarce first volume of poems from 1917, bound in blue paper covered boards with a printed label to the front cover and another to the spine. Ther...

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Sex Trap [signed]
Author: TURNER, Bill Year: 1968
Publisher: Constable and Company Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 208 Luridly titled, Soho-set crime novel from Constable, very good jacket with a little toning to white background, near fine book nicely inscribed on first free endpaper: 'For Eddie - most stubbor...

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Shirley Valentine
Author: Willy Russell Year: 1993
Publisher: Methuen Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

An inscribed copy of Willy Russell's most famous play with an interesting letter to the book's owner laid in. Writing in 1994 Russell sympathises in the letter with his correspondent's plight: 'Yours ...

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Strong Poison
Author: SAYERS, Dorothy L Year: 1930
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

First edition of Sayers' second Lord Peter Wimsey novel to be published by Victor Gollancz. Original black cloth with red spine lettering; short repairs to the outer hinges at the top and tail of the ...

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Sun-flower Seeds [signed by Ai Weiwei]
Author: WEIWEI, Ai; Juliet Bingham Year: 2010
Publisher: Tate Publishing Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 144 Signed copy of Tate Modern's guide to Ai Weiwei's poetic and disturbing installation for the great Turbine Hall from 2010: Sun-flower Seeds. The artist has signed his name on the title page bel...

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The Birthday of the Infanta by Oscar Wilde
Author: WILDE, Oscar Year: 1905
Publisher: Thomas B Mosher Dust Jacket: No
Place: Portland, Maine Signed: No

1/425 copies. First edition by Mosher of Wilde's short story about a dwarf who misunderstands the attention paid him by the royal Infanta. 1 of 425 copies on Japan Vellum printed in August 1905; print...

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The Butlin Holiday Book 1949-1950 [signed]
Author: William 'Billy' Butlin [edited by] Lyle Blair, Rex Warner, WW Jacobs, Ursula Bloom Year: 1949
Publisher: Adprint for Butlin's Limited Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

The first Butlin Holiday Book signed by the founder of the Butlin's empire, William 'Billy' Butlin, the South African born entrepreneur who revolutionised British tourism around the second world war. ...

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The Future of Futurism [inscribed by John Rodker]
Author: RODKER, Year: 1926
Publisher: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 96; p 12 [adverts] A signed first edition of this uncommon contribution to futurist literature by the publisher and poet John Rodker. The book is inscribed by Rodker on the half title: 'To Michel S...

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The Last Hours of Sandra Lee [with belly band]
Author: SANSOM, William Year: 1961
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

Fine first edition with the uncommon advertising belly band wrapped around the jacket. Near fine book in a near fine jacket - a very nice copy. ...

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The New America: The New World [inscribed]
Author: WELLS, H G, David Low Year: 1935
Publisher: The Cresset Press Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Wells' four articles on American, examining 'the spectacle of a great material civilization, halted, paralyzed' which the author has inscribed to his friend the satirist and the cartoonist David Low, ...

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The Roy Strong Diaries [with letters]
Author: STRONG, Roy, Julia Trevelyan Oman Year: 1978
Publisher: Little Brown Dust Jacket: No
Place: Boston, Toronto Signed: Yes

pp 462 Roy Strong's diaries with two affectionate postcards from the author and his wife. The large card from Roy Strong to David Walker talks about the reception of the book, its sales and the diffic...

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Tribute to Wystan Hugh Auden
Author: W H Auden, Charles Causley, Kevin Crossley-Holland, D J Enright, Roy Fuller, James Kirkup, George Macbeth, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Jon Silkin Year: 1973
Publisher: For the Ilkley Literature Festival Printed by the Scolar Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Signed: No

[25 sheets manuscript facsimile] [24] Pamphlet. A collection of poems commissioned by the inaugural Ilkley Literature Festival and reproduced in facsimile in April 1973 in honour of 'one of its most d...

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What Will You Do, Jim?
Author: Ralph Hurne Year: 1966
Publisher: Michael Joseph Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

pp 207 A fine copy in jacket of this cycling thriller in its splendid 1960s dustjacket. A little discolouration to the rear panel of the jacket only. ...

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X Ray [signed]
Author: Ray Davies Year: 1994
Publisher: Viking Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

[6] pp 1-419 1] The autobiography of The Kinks' frontman, Ray Davies, signed by the author. Ray Davies has written his name in blue biro on the first blank at the beginning of the book in the middle o...

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