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cover of EUREKA. A Prose poem.  -- Poe's own copy, heavily annotated in his own hand.

EUREKA. A Prose poem. -- Poe's own copy, heavily annotated in his own hand.

by POE. EDGAR ALLAN

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1848 (1928)
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( Geo. P. Putman. New York.) - Paris. 1848 (1928). FACSIMILE EDITION. One of 50 copies printed. 12mo. (7.5 x 5.3 inches). [1] - 143pp, plus 16pp publishers advertisements. Black cloth with blind ruled lines and gilt lettering to the spine. Both boards with triple ruled line borders and decorative circular device to the centre, all in blind.… Read more
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cover of SLY MIKE. A Hungarian story.

SLY MIKE. A Hungarian story.

by SHIRES. FRANCES. Translates

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Published
1937
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Dr. George Vanja & Co. Budapest. 1937. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. Small 4to. (9.3 x 6.8 inches). Illustrated with ten original coloured etchings by Lidia Farkas and Zoltan Poharnok, printed by hand-press and hand-coloured. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by both artists. This is number 54. Plain red endpapers. Attractive illustrated bookplate fo the front pastedown endpaper. Split to… Read more
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cover of THE SECRET CARNIVAL.  A Pop-up book.

THE SECRET CARNIVAL. A Pop-up book.

by RUSSELL. DAVID. ( Explicit erotica ).

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Published
1988
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Hobart and Maclean. London. 1988. LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.3 x 8.3 inches). One of 20 de luxe copies, this number 13, signed and with an original watercolour by the artist loosely inserted and bound in red, from a total edition of 320 copies, the remaining 300 being bound in green. Double page full colour title and endpaper, plus six… Read more
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cover of SCRAPBOOK DRAWINGS OF STANLEY SPENCER.

SCRAPBOOK DRAWINGS OF STANLEY SPENCER.

by SPENCER. STANLEY. ; HAYES. COLIN. Selects and introduces

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Published
1964
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Lion and Unicorn Press. London. 1964. LIMITED EDITION. Folio. (13.7 x 9.8 inches). One of only 400 copies, this number 368. Inscribed by Colin Hayes on the half title page and with a catalogue of his exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2000, plus the order of service from his funeral at Mortlake Crematorium in 2003. Illustrated with… Read more
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cover of DELIGHT.

DELIGHT.

by PRIESTLEY. J. B

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David Paradine Developments Limited. London, with permission of William Heinemann Ltd. 1978. FACSIMILE OF FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(7.9 x 5.2 inches). Limited edition, one of only 100 copies, this number 46, numbered and signed by Priestley. A fine copy in the original binding of half dark brown morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments with blind ruled lines and… Read more
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cover of WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. 30th Anniversary collector's edition, with signed illustration

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. 30th Anniversary collector's edition, with signed illustration

by ROSEN. MICHAEL. - OXENBURY. HELEN. Illustrates

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Walker Books. London. 2019. LIMITED EDITION. 30th anniversary edition. 1st printing with number sequence 10 down to 1. 4to. (11.5 x 10.3 inches). One of 1000 copies, this number 81, with a full colour print, numbered and signed by both Rosen and Oxenberry, in a transparent envelope mounted onto the rear inner board. Illustrated in mono and full colour… Read more
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cover of BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME. 1968.

BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME. 1968.

by BETJEMAN. JOHN

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Bedford Park Festival Committee, London. 1968. SIGNED BY BETJEMAN, beneath a printed poem on the title page. 28pp, plus printed card wraps. The title page states 'A message from our patron. This doggerel based on the 'Ballad of Bedford park' is my greeting to you all for the 1968 festival.'. The 3 verse poem starts; 'The dogs do bark… Read more
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cover of SUMMONED BY BELLS.

SUMMONED BY BELLS.

by BETJEMAN. JOHN

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John Murray. London. 1960. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. One of 125 leather bound copies numbered and signed by Betjeman, this number 39. Portrait frontis etching of Betjeman by Michael Tree, with tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Michael Tree. Original green Morocco with gilt bells designs to both boards. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A… Read more
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cover of THE FALL OF GONDOLIN.  Edited by Christopher Tolkien. With Illustrations by Alan Lee

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Harper Collins. London. 2018. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Signed on the title page by Alan Lee. As new in the colour illustrated dustwrapper. A small bookseller's sticker has been placed on the front panel of the wrapper stating 'Signed by the Illustrator'.
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cover of MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. With a preface by the Authors and an appendix containing the true story of Peter Heywood. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin

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The Limited editions club. New York. 1947. LIMITED EDITION. One of 1500 copies, signed by the Illustrator. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.3 inches). Illustrated with 16 full page colour plates and several other line drawings throughout the text. A bright and clean copy in a beautiful fine leather binding by Bayntun of Bath, for Samuel E. Zeitlin of Chicago.… Read more
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cover of SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

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Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of an unspecified number of copies bound in the publisher's scarce variant delux bright red leather binding and signed by Searle in black ink on the verso of the title page. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous… Read more
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cover of SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

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Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of an unspecified number of copies bound in the publisher's delux blue leather binding and signed by Searle on the verso of the title page. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite… Read more
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cover of BOY.  Tales of Childhood.

BOY. Tales of Childhood.

by DAHL. ROALD

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Puffin Books. Penguin Group. London. 1988. Reprint of the 1986 Puffin paperback edition. INSCRIBED BY DAHL on the front blank inside of the front cover. - 'To Fritz, Love, Roald Dahl'. Mono illustrations throughout. A very good copy in original full colour illustrated wrapper.
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cover of WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO.

WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO.

by FULLER. R. BUCKMINSTER

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Published
1968
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Cape Goliard Press. London. 1968. LIMITED EDITION. (12 x 10 inches). One of just 100 numbered and signed copies (this number 4) from a total edition of 500. Printed at the Trigram Press, London, in four colours. 8pp, plus colour printed laminated card covers, designed by Paul Vaughan, and frosted paper wraps with the title printed in blue to… Read more
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cover of SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

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Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED, LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book… Read more
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cover of PREFACES.

PREFACES.

by SHAW. GEORGE BERNARD

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Constable & Company Limited. London. 1934. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.9 x 7.1 inches). Illustrated title page with a fine wood engraving by John Farleigh. Inscribed by Shaw to the film and stage Actress Joyce Bland. There is a presentation inscription, not in Shaw's hand, on the front free endpaper which reads; 'To Miss Bland. With every good wish… Read more
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cover of ORCHARD AND VINEYARD.

ORCHARD AND VINEYARD.

by SACKVILLE WEST. V

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John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1921. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Inscribed presentation copy from Vita Sackville-West's mother to the Aviator Amy Johnson on the front free endpaper; "To Miss Any Johnson from the mother of "Ad Astra", page 59. With all admiration for Miss Johnson's wonderful pluck and success. From the Dowager Lady Sackville. January 1932.". Publishers original grey… Read more
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cover of IF. Calligraphic manuscript.

IF. Calligraphic manuscript.

by KIPLING. RUDYARD

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No place, no date. Circa 1930's. Hand written calligraphic manuscript on off-white card, in red and black ink with blue, yellow, brown and gold painted border and initial title. The sheet measures 11.6 x 8.9 inches. Marks on the rear where this was probably mounted previously but the front panel is clean and free of any damage. Unsigned and no… Read more
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cover of METROLAND.

METROLAND.

by BETJEMAN. JOHN. -- Boyd Harte. Glynn, Illustrates

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Published
1977
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Warren Editions. London. 1960. FIRST EDITION, Limited to 220 copies, numbered and signed by both author and illustrator. 4to. (11.4 x 9.1 inches). 23 leaves, illustrated with 16 original coloured lithographs. Verses are taken from Betjeman's commentary for Edward Mirzoeff's BBC documentary, Metro-land, shown in 1973 and are printed in red on thin, almost transparent, paper opposite the illustrations.… Read more
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cover of WIDOWERS' HOUSES. A Comedy. First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London

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Henry and Co. London. 1893. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Original blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase and chemise. Small bookplate to front pastedown, related bibiliographic material pasted to endpapers. Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition, according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller.… Read more
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