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'To Philip Foster best wishes, Leonard Cheshire'
Author: CHESHIRE, Leonard Year: 1970
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Silver gelatin photograph of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC, inscribed to a fellow second world war veteran: 'To Philip Foster with best wishes Leonard Cheshire'. One of the best known wartime im...

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A Catalogue of Second-hand Books [annotated]
Author: BUCHANAN, John; M E Buchanan; A E Hextall Year: 1928
Publisher: John Buchanan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

c.48 ff [half dozen blank; some stubs]. Straight grained roan, rubbed, gilt decoration and label of 'F J Gorle' to upper board. The blank book has been reused by travel bookseller John Buchanan to mou...

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns [inscribed]
Author: BARNSDALL, John Year: 1828
Publisher: Printed and Sold by B Crompton Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bury near Manchester Signed: No

[2] pp 3-112, contemporary sheep, flat spine with gilt horizontal bands, rubbing to boards and edges but sound. Inscribed by the presumed author - or instigator - of the collection on the first pasted...

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Africa Verses [with manucript poem]
Author: CRIPPS, Arthur Shearly [Frank Weston] Year: 1939
Publisher: Oxford University Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: Yes

pp 99 A jacketed first of Cripps' final volume of verse with a manuscript draft of his poem in praise of his friend, Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar. The book is near fine in a very good jacket which...

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An Emily Dickinson Year Book
Author: Emily Dickinson [edited and inscribed by] Helen H Arnold [to] Sally McCracken [later inscribed by] Kathryn White Year: 1948
Publisher: The Hampshire Bookshop Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Hampshire Massachusetts Signed: Yes

xii. pp 1-132 An anthology of Emily Dickinson's writings inscribed by the editor with a quantity of ephemera laid in. The book is in near Fine condition in a Very Good jacket. The editor has written o...

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August [inscribed by Nobel Prize-winner]
Author: HAMSUN, Knut; Eugene Gat-Tifft (translator) Year: 1931
Publisher: Coward-McCann Inc Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: No

pp 550 Inscribed first English edition of Hamsun's tale of 'August, the wild and unscrupulous, yet ever generous wanderer.' The book was inscribed to a visiting English solicitor in the year of public...

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Baskin: Sculpture Drawings & Prints
Author: BASKIN, Leonard Year: 1970
Publisher: George Braziller Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: New York Signed: Yes

pp 170 Baskin's own selection of his work, affectionately inscribed to his German agent and dealer: 'For Holger: This book 10 years old - a new book coming at the threshold of our Conquering Deutschla...

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Bury My Heart at W.H.Smith's
Author: Brian Aldiss Year: 1990
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 221 A signed first edition of Aldiss's memoir with a most interesting inscription. He has written on the first blank: 'To dear Leon - who will observe I not only wrote the book: I also designed the...

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Dickens to his Oldest Friend [presentation copy]
Author: DEXTER, Walter [Henry Fielding Dickens] Year: 1932
Publisher: Putnam Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

1/500 copies, inscribed and presented to Henry Fielding Dickens by Walter Dexter with a spiky letter laid in. Inscribed to the half title: 'Sir Henry Fielding Dickens with kindest regard, Walter Dexte...

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Dmitri Shostakovich Catalogue, Bibliography...
Author: HULME, Derek C [Dmitri Shostakovich] Year: 1982
Publisher: Kyle and Glen Music Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Muir of Ord Signed: Yes

pp 247 [2] The self-published first edition of Derek Hulme's Shostakovich catalogue with an interesting two page autograph letter from the author laid in. The letter which is dated 1991 goes into some...

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Elaborately Corrected Proof, Novels and Letters
Author: GRAHAM, Winston Year: 1955
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; Collins; Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

From the creator of Poldark, a very interesting collection of seven novels inscribed to the self-styled 'Cornishman and Cornish bard', Michael Williams, and the highlight of the collection, a proof co...

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Er of Pamphylia and Other Poems
Author: Edward Henry Pember Year: 1908
Publisher: The Chiswick Press for Private Circulation Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

viii, pp 1-226 Pember's poems, number 164 of limited edition of 200 copies. The book is bound in quarter polished calf over green cloth with a little rubbing to the spine, top edge gilt, other edges u...

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Essays and Addresses [with Balfour letter]
Author: BALFOUR, Arthur Year: 1905
Publisher: David Douglas Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: Yes

pp 444 Association copy revealing Arthur Balfour's fascination with Handel - his Handel collection is how held by the National Library of Scotland. Tipped in after the title page a typed, signed lette...

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First Over Everest [inscribed to David Low]
Author: HOUSTON, Lucy;P F M Fellowes, L V Stewart Blacker, Colonel P T Etherton, John Buchan, Geoffrey Barkas Year: 1934
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Inscribed presentation copy from the book's dedicatee and Everest expedition organiser Lady Houston to her friend the cartoonist David Low who regularly lampooned her in the Evening Standard newspaper...

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Francis Beaufort Letter to W H Smyth
Author: BEAUFORT, Sir Francis Year: 1831
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Autograph letter from the Admiralty Hydrographer, map-maker and inventor of the Beaufort windscale to the sailor-scientist, Captain William Henry Smyth. Writing from the Admiralty on two sides of a sm...

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Historical Account of St Thomas's Hospital
Author: GOLDING, Benjamin Year: 1819
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Browne Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 245 [3] errata A presentation copy of Golding's history of St Thomas's Hospital in London, inscribed at the head of the title page: 'Sir Gilbert Blane Bart with the Authors Respects'. Golding was t...

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John Gielgud Christmas Card to Edward Gordon Craig
Author: GIELGUD, John; Edward Gordon Craig Year: 1956
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Actor John Gielgud's 1956 Christmas card to his cousin the modernist theatre director Edward Gordon Craig. The card is in plain covers with printed text inside facing a mounted photograph of Gielgud a...

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La Revue Du Cinema [Jacques B Brunius' copy]
Author: ARON, Robert; Jean George Auriol, J Bouissounouse Year: 1929
Publisher: Librairie Gallimard Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

[Vol 1.4/5; Vol 2.6-14] French actor and director Jacques Brunius' copies of La Revue du Cinema, with his repeated ownership signatures, annotated to reveal his contribution of pseudonymous article an...

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Letters Addressed to a Young Gentleman [annotated]
Author: DAVY, Charles Year: 1797
Publisher: Printed for the Author by J Rackham Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bury St Edmunds Signed: No

xii, pp 423 [3] [musical notation] Annotated and corrected presentation copy of the first (only) of two volumes of letters by the Suffolk cleric, Charles Davy, sometime student of Edward Stillingfleet...

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Letters of Dickens  'With love from the Editors'
Author: DICKENS, Charles [edited by] Mamie Dickens, Georgina Hogarth] Year: 1882
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

2 Vols. Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson's copy of his father Charles Dickens' letters, presented to him 'With love from the Editors' as recorded on the verso of the half title (probably in the hand of his sis...

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Martha Graham: Portrait of an Artist [TLS laid in]
Author: GRAHAM, Martha; Le Roy Leatherman; Martha Swope Year: 1967
Publisher: Faber and Faber Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

LeRoy Leatherman's portrait of the dancer and choreographer with a signed, typed letter from Martha Graham herself laid in. Typed on her Center of Contemporary Dancing headed paper in 1976, Graham wri...

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May Davis: Her Story [inscribed with ephemera]
Author: DAVIS, May Year: 1990
Publisher: May Davis Dust Jacket: No
Place: Nelson Signed: Yes

Autobiography of the potter May Davis, and her life in Africa, Patagonia, Cornwall, New Zealand and Peru. Inscribed by the author and daughter of the journalist C P Scott: 'May B Davis - to Harry [Hor...

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Minerva's Owl or Education in the Army
Author: Field Marshal the Earl Wavell Year: 1948
Publisher: Birkbeck College Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 18 A stapled pamphlet publication of Field Marshal Wavell's lecture to Birkbeck College, inscribed by its distingished author. Wavell has signed the title page in blue-black ink with his surname an...

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Nude Ego
Author: Horace Roye Year: 1956
Publisher: Hutchinson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

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O Providence [inscribed by the author]
Author: HAMPSON, John [Simpson] Year: 1932
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 394 First Hogarth Press edition inscribed by the author using his full name in the month of first publication: 'Arnold Ovenden with John Hampson Simpson's good wishes. 11-2-32.' Bound in very good ...

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Old Lights for New Chancels [signed]
Author: BETJEMAN, John Year: 1940
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 67 [1] A humorously inscribed first edition of Betjeman's collection of 'Verses Topographical and Amatory'. The book is very good with browning to the endpapers; the jacket is good only with loss ...

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Pickwick Papers - 'from Charles Dickens Nov. 1886'
Author: DICKENS, Charles [Charles Dickens junior] Year: 1886
Publisher: Macmillan and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[2 Vols] 'Jubilee Edition' inscribed on the half-title: 'Henry Fielding Dickens with loving greeting from Charles Dickens November 1886'. The inscription from the novelist's oldest son to his brother,...

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Previous Convictions [inscribed with letter]
Author: CONNOLLY, Cyril [Bertram Rota] Year: 1963
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Absolutely fine first edition, signed and presented by the author and bibliophile Cyril Connolly - with a letter laid in - to the London bookseller Bertram Rota. Connolly has signed the book below his...

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Return to my Native Land - Cahier d'Un Retour Pay
Author: Aime Cesaire, translated by John Berger, Anna Bostock, Mazisi Kunene, [marked up for performance by] Cy Grant Year: 1970
Publisher: Penguin Books Dust Jacket: No
Place: Harmondsworth Signed: Yes

6] pp 7-95 [96] The English translation of Return to My Native Land in a version annotated and prepared for performance by the actor Cy Grant. The Guyanese actor premiered the poem at the Royal Court ...

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Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Author: EDDY Mary Baker [Ginger Rogers] Year: 1969
Publisher: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G Eddy Dust Jacket: No
Place: Boston, Massachusetts Signed: Yes

pp 700 Lengthily inscribed copy of Mary Baker Eddy's works by the Christian Scientist and film star Ginger Rogers to a British potter with whom she'd been taking classes in the late 1960s. Rogers star...

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Sculptures, Reliefs, Drawings, Watercolours...
Author: BASKIN, Leonard Year: 1981
Publisher: Leinster Fine Art Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Number X of XX copies of the catalogue of Leonard Baskin's First London Exhibition in 1981, tall oblong format, gilt name to upper cover (slightly flecked) in bright red cloth. Limitation leaf bound i...

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Studio Ceramics Today [inscribed by 25 potters]
Author: COOPER, Evan; Eileen Lewenstein; Harry Horlock-Stringer; Val Barry, Michael Casson, Peter Cook, John Davidson, Derek Davis, Sally Dawson, Derek Emms, David Frith, Jane Hamlyn, Joan Hepworth, David Leach, John Leach, Eileen Lewenstein, William Mehornay etc Year: 1983
Publisher: Craftsmen Potters Association Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

A remarkable copy of this directory and catalogue signed by 25 of its contributors for the leading English potter Harry Horlock Stringer below the image of their work. These signatures and inscription...

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The Bankrupt Bookseller [with a letter]
Author: DARLING, William Y Year: 1947
Publisher: Robert Grant and Son Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

pp 351 The irresistibly titled Bankrupt Bookseller with a letter from the author tipped on to the front pastedown. The letter is on Darling's headed paper and addressed to a book reviewer at the Halif...

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The Devil and All (limited edition)
Author: COLLIER, John (Blair Hughes Stanton, illustrator) Year: 1934
Publisher: Nonesuch Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

No 521/ 1000 copies in bevel-edged green cloth, a very good copy of this volume numbered and signed by John Collier with a full-page engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton....

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The Last Lays of the Last of the Three Dibdins
Author: DIBDIN, Thomas John Year: 1835
Publisher: B B King Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[Frontispiece Portrait] [4] pp pp 158 [2]The second edition of a collection of Thomas Dibdin's poetry with a verse squib in his hand tipped in. The half sheet of paper has been tipped onto the first ...

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The Leeds Police 1836-1974 [with ephemera]
Author: CLAY, Ewart W Year: 1974
Publisher: E J Arnold Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: Yes

A history of Leeds police force with extensive ephemera from a Leeds police officer who is described on the half title as 'John Booth, No 457, joined Leeds City Police as a Constable on Feb 5th, 1928,...

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The Letters of Charles Dickens 'from Aunty Georgy'
Author: DICKENS, Charles [edited by] Mamie Dickens, Georgina Hogarth] Year: 1893
Publisher: Macmillan and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 764 [4] adverts. Henry Charles Dickens' copy of his grandfather's letters, inscribed to him by the writer's sister in law and confidante, Georgina Hogarth - 'Aunty Georgy' - who was also the book's...

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The Meaning of Life [signed]
Author: AYER, A J, Freddie Year: 1988
Publisher: South Place Ethical Society Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 33 [1] Freddie Ayer's 1988 lecture inscribed to his intimate friend and fellow Oxford philosopher Anthony Quinton on the upper card wrapper: 'To Tony from Freddie'. In his autobiography, Ayer recor...

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The Ministry of Art [dedication copy]
Author: CRAM, Ralph Adams - Adeline Marie Russell, Duchess of Bedford Year: 1914
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

pp 246 The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to the printed dedicatee, Adeline Marie Russell on the dedication page: 'with the profound regards of the author R A Cram. 1914'. Bound in quarter c...

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The Poetical Works [Forster family provenance]
Author: CHURCHILL, Charles [E M Forster] Year: 1855
Publisher: James Nichol Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

pp 442 A book inherited from E M Forster's father and uncle before him with the author's label on the marbled endpaper: 'This book belongs to E.M. Forster' and his father's bookplate opposite on the p...

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The Polar World [gift of Edward C Austen-Leigh]
Author: HARTWIG, G [Edward Compton Austen-Leigh] Year: 1874
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 548, Hartwig's Polar World, inscribed by Jane Austen's great nephew to a future lawyer and MP: 'John James Withers from Edw C Austen Leigh (Honoris causa) Eton. Election. 1880'. The book has been b...

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The Potter's Alternative [decorated by H Stringer]
Author: DAVIS Harry, [Harry Horlock-Stringer] Year: 1987
Publisher: Methuen and Co Ltd Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Australis Signed: Yes

Excellent presentation copy with letters and ephemera of this classic title by Harry Davis inscribed to the British potter Harry Horlock-Stringer from Davis' widow: 'To Harry with love and gratitude f...

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The Sale of St Thomas [inscribed with letter]
Author: ABERCROMBIE, Lascelles [John Brophy] Year: 1931
Publisher: Martin Secker Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 124 First edition inscribed to the writer and journalist John Brophy on the first blank: 'John Brophy from Lascelles Abercrombie 1932'. Accompanying the book is a letter from Abercrombie thanking B...

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The Unwanted [with Foyle's Luncheon Programme]
Author: BARNARD, Christiaan Year: 1976
Publisher: Hutchinson Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 390 A signed copy of Barnard's novel, inscribed on the title page: '19/3/76 To Patricia Christiaan Barnard' no doubt at the Foyle's Literary Lunch on the same day whose programme is laid in, showin...

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The Way of Discipleship Sermons... in Leys School
Author: BISSEKER H Year: 1932
Publisher: The Epworth Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 152 [2] The sermons of H Bisseker, third headmaster of the Leys School in Cambridge, with four letters laid in very likely to a former pupil. The book is a good copy with the ownership signature o...

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The Way of the Cross [Limited Edition]
Author: BRANGWYN, Frank; Gilbert Keith Chesterton Year: 1935
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

No 3/250 copies. Deluxe edition in full vellum gilt with thirteen black and white etched plates. Large folio format, vellum over boards, top edge gilt, handmade paper with untrimmed edges, signed by B...

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Under Compulsion [with a manuscript note]
Author: DISCH, Thomas Year: 1968
Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

[7] pp 8-220 The first edition of Thomas Disch's collection of stories, Under Compulsion, signed by the author and with a note from him laid in. The letter was written to the literary agent Janet Free...

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Une Sorte de Vie [inscribed]
Author: GREENE, Graham [translated by Georges Belmont; Hortense Chabrier] Year: 1971
Publisher: Robert Lafont Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris/ Antibes Signed: No

pp 272 Signed French first of Greene's autobiography on the title page: 'Graham Greene' with an oblique line underneath his name. Annotated in pencil at the foot of the page with the date and location...

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W H Auden A Bibliography [with Bloomfield letter]
Author: BLOOMFIELD, B C, W H Auden Year: 1964
Publisher: The Bibliographical Society of The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Dust Jacket: No
Place: Charlottesville, Virginia Signed: Yes

Presentation copy in publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Laid in a signed letter from the grateful author, B.C. Bloomfield, written on School of Oriental and African Studi...

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Words of Mercury - Signed
Author: FERMOR, Patrick Leigh Year: 2003
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 274. A signed copy to the title page of this late collection of Patrick Leigh Fermor's writings, including his great war report: 'Abducting a General'. The author has written 'Patrick Leigh Fermor ...

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Yvette Chauvire: Dix Reproductions Photographiques
Author: DE RODE, Francoise Guillot [Yvette Chauvire] Year: 1949
Publisher: R Fromentin et J Driay Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

A photographic study of the French prima ballerina Yvette Chauvire, signed by Chauvire on the frontispiece portrait by Seeberger. A very good copy in the printed wrappers with torn tissue wraparound. ...

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