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The Supernaturalist.
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The Supernaturalist.

By Eion Colfer

COLFER, Eoin. The Supernaturalist. London, Puffin. 2004. Octavo. Ist Edition, 1st Impression. Signed by Author on half title page. Unclipped dustwrapper. Blue Cloth boards, silver titles to spine. Pp291. In fine, as new, condition throughout.

$20.05

Poems by David Gascoyne.
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Poems by David Gascoyne.

By David and Judy Gascoyne

Gascoyne, David and Judy. Poems by David Gascoyne. Selected by Judy Gascoyne. Warwick, Greville Press Pamphlet. 2001 First Edition. 8vo. Card Covers. Pp28. Inscribed on title page by Jugy Gascoyne. "with love to Gaby/from/Judy/At David's Memorial Service/December 6th 2001." Gaby [Goldscheider] was daughter of Phaidon's co-founder Ludwig Goldscheider and a close friend of David and Judy Gascoyne. In fine condition throughout.

$33.42

Journal 1936-1937.  Death of an Explorer. Leon Chestov. David Gascoyne. 1980
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Journal 1936-1937. Death of an Explorer. Leon Chestov. David Gascoyne. 1980

By David Gascoyne

Gascoyne, David. Journal 1936-1937. Death of an Explorer. Leon Chestov. London, Enitharmon Press. 1980. First Edition, Inscribed by author. 8vo. Hardcover, brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper, designed by Julian Trevelyan. Pp144. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper to Gaby Goldscheider/en toute amitie/David Gascoyne/IOW 10.X.90. Gaby Goldscheider was daughter of Phaidon's co-founder Ludwig Goldscheider and a close friend of David and Judy Gascoyne. A little light wear to edges of dustwrapper other wise in fine order throughout. 1361 copies printed. Benford A15a

$66.84

Selected Prose.
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Selected Prose.

By David Gascoyne

Gascoyne, David. Selected Prose. London, Enitharmon Press, 1998. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardback, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper. Pp462. A collection of pieces regarding the likes of W.H. Auden, Salvador Dali, Lawrence Durrell, T.S. Eliot, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henry Miller, Graham Sutherland, Humphrey Jennings, Julian Trevelyan and Vernon Watkins. This book is inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to A Gaby G. [Goldscheider]/ en toute amitie/David Gascoyne/IeW (IOW) 10.X.98. Gaby Goldscheider was daughter of Phaidon's co-founder Ludwig Goldscheider and a close friend of David and Judy Gascoyne. A notable book, with an interesting provenance, in fine order throughout.

$66.84

Indian Journals.
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Indian Journals.

By Allen Ginsberg

Ginsberg, Allen. Indian Journals/ March 1962 - May 1963. Dave Haselwood Books City Light Books. 1st Edition, third printing October 1974. 8vo. Illustrated soft cover. PP210, pp1 Publishers Ads. Light age tone to covers. Binding tight. All paged tight, bright and clean. Signed on title page by author and dated Hamburg '83. Ginsberg undertook a European tour in 1982 - 83 as part of UNESCO's War on War campaign, he travelled through France, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany.

$80.21

Boogie-Woogie. Danny Moynihan.
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Boogie-Woogie. Danny Moynihan.

By Danny Moynian. Illst. Damien Hurst

Moynihan. Danny. Design Hurst. Damien. Boogie Woogie. 2000. London, Duck Editions. 1st Edition Limited No 6 of 500. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles to spine. Pp254. Signed on title page by author Danny Moynihan, together with limitations stamp and number. Fine unclipped dust wrapper designed and lightly signed, with good indent, on rear side dust wrapper by Damien Hurst. In mint Condition. Note: Duck Edition 1st Trade Edition also available. See 93150

$173.78

Violent Ward.
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Violent Ward.

By Len Deighton

Deighton, Len. Violent Ward. Scorpion Press, Bristol, 1993. 1st, Signed by author. Limited Edition. No 122 of 130. 8vo. Marbled boards with gilt title to Spine. PP305. Authors signature on half title page. In mint condition throughout.

$80.21

Blackberry Wine.
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Blackberry Wine.

By Joanne Harris

Harris, Joanne.Blackberry Wine.London, Doubleday, 2000. 1st Edition. 8vo. Red covers with gilt title to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper in clear removeable cover. PP415. Signed on title page by author. This book and dustwrapper is in mint condition throughout. A very fine book.

$80.21

Five Quarters of the Orange.
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Five Quarters of the Orange.

By Joanne Harris

Harris, Joanne. Five Quarters of the Orange. London, Doubleday, 2001. 1st Edition. 8vo. Green covers with gilt title to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper in clear removable cover. PP432. Signed on title page by author. This book and dustwrapper is in mint condition throughout A very fine book.

$40.10

Chocolat.
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Chocolat.

By Joanne Harris

Harris, Joanne. Chocolat. London, Doubleday, 1999. 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue covers with gilt title to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper with price label affixed to lower fold in. PP394. Signed on title page by author. This book is in mint condition throughout, the dustwrapper in clear removable cover, aiding best protection. A fine book.

$133.68

Dorset Stories.
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Dorset Stories.

By Sylvia Townsend Warner

Townsend Warner. Sylvia,. Dorset Stories. Norwich, Black Dog Books. 2006. 1st Edition. Green boards, silver titles to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper. Pp288. Neat gift inscription on title page to Arnold [Rattenbury] from his wife Sim. Arnold Rattenbury was a close friend to Sylvia Townsend Warner. One small tear at lower spine, without loss to dustwrapper. Binding and all pages in excellent condition.

$53.47

The Penny World.
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The Penny World.

By Edward Blishen

Blishen, Edward. The Penny World. Mandarin. 1993. 1st Edition, paperback. 8vo. Pp258, 4pp publishers ads. A little light wear to spine, otherwise in excellent, tight, bright and clean condition. With authors inscription on half title page To Sim and Arnold/ from Edward/ (blazing with Cove)/ August 1993. The dedication is to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury to whom he was later to dedicate his last book Mind How You Go, published posthumously in 1997. I also have available Mind How you Go with an inscription to the Rattenburys from Blishen's widow Nancy.

$46.79

Donkey Work.
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Donkey Work.

By Edward Blishen

Blishen, Edward. Donkey Work. London, Hamish Hamilton. 1983. 1st Edition. 8vo. Black hardback, gilt titles to spine. With unclipped dustwrapper designed by Edward Blishen. Pp249. Dustwrapper binding and pages all in near fine condition. Inscribed on front free endpaper To Sim and Arnold/ - in memory of Hyola/ & anticipation of Ffestiniog/ from/ Edward/ 1988. The dedication is to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury to whom he was later to dedicate his last book Mind How You Go, published posthumously in 1997.

$53.47

A Cackhanded War.
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A Cackhanded War.

By Edward Blishen

Blishen, Edward. A Cackhanded War. London, Thames and Hudson. 1972. 1st Edition. 8vo. Green hardback, gilt T and H motif to front, gilt titles to spine. With unclipped dustwrapper. Pp230. Dustwrapper a little bumped at top edges, otherwise in near fine condition.Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. For Sim and Arnold./ I cant think of XX any/ readers Id rather have./ Edward/ may 1992/ on the occasion of their passing/ by on their visit to the/ Abbey! The dedication is to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury to whom he was later to dedicate his last book Mind How You Go, published posthumously in 1997. I also have available Mind How you Go with an inscription to the Rattenburys from Blishens widow Nancy.

$66.84

Mind How You Go.
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Mind How You Go.

By Edward Blishen

Blishen, Edward. Mind How You Go. London, Constable,. 1997. 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue Hardcover, silver titles to spine, with unclipped dustwrapper. Pp249. The printed dedication in this book is to Sim and Arnold Rattenbury and for Nick Taylor. Printed posthumously, there is a handwritten inscription on the front free endpaper by his widow Nancy. For Sim and Arnold, dear/ friends to whom this book/ is dedicated in love and friendship. From Nance. Also included, loose, is a letter from Nancy Blishen to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury and some contemporaneous reviews of the book including one written by Nicholas Tucker, which, from the letter written by Nancy was not accepted by a newspaper. She writes of the comments she has received from people about the book and of the Newspapers . Oh, I did love Mind How you Go. There is no admonishment of Edwards astonishing powers of selection and description. The wit is, if anything, even greater. Our battles with age and deterioration of our tiresome bodies are superbly described. I kept on giving little yelps of recognition. So b!gg!r the Guardian AND the Independent And the Times!!!! A fine book with a fine provenance.

$53.47

Drawings by Michael Leonard.
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Drawings by Michael Leonard.

By Michael Leonard

Leonard. Michael. Drawings by Michael Leonard. Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, 2004. 8vo, 1st edition. Card covers, pp48. Catalogue for exhibition held16th march to 27th April 2004. Illustrated throughout with black and white images of Micheal Leonard's work of Nudes and Portraits in Time. Inscribed on the front page "for Arnold [Rattenbury] with Love from Michael 4th August '04" There is also a 'post it' note on the title page in the hand of Leonard "How lovely talking to you. Keep well! Love M. Additional entry in the Biography section in the hand of Leonard. In fine condition.

$66.84

Himalaya Alpine Style.
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Himalaya Alpine Style.

By Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables

Fanshawe, Andy and Venables, Stephen. Himalaya Alpine Style. The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks. Hodder and Stoughton. 1995. 1st Edition, signed by Author. Sq4to (295mm x 305mm). Fine, unclipped dustwrapper. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Pictorial endpapers. Title signed in ink, by Stephen Venables. Pp192, illustrated throughout with colour photographs. A fine book in Mint condition.

$66.84

Out of the Old Earth.
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Out of the Old Earth.

By Harold Heslop. Ed Andy Croft and Graeme Rigby

Harold Heslop, Ed Andy Croft and Graeme Rigby. Out of the Old Earth. 1994. Bloodaxe Books, Newcastle upon Tyne. 8vo. Softcover, front cover illustrated with Coal Face Drawers by Oliver Kilbourn. Pp270. This book brings together the biographical details of Heslops life and travels in the 1930's from Durham Pit village to meetings with soviet writers including Nobel winner Mikhail Sholokov. This book a presentation copy from editor Andy Croft to Arnold Rattenbury and his wife Sim. Arnold Rattenbury (1946-2007) was an innovative exhibition designer, a critic and an original, lyrical poet of the heroic age of British Communism. Andy Croft completed the poets obituary early 2007. A fine book with fine connections.

$53.47

Designing and Making Stage Scenery.
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Designing and Making Stage Scenery.

By Michael Warre

Warre, Michael: Designing and Making Stage Scenery. Studio Vista, London, 1968. 8vo. Brown cloth, gilt titles to spine, with unclipped dustwrapper. PP140, Inscription by author on fep to Arnold and Sim [Arnold and Sim Rattenbury]. A little age tone to dustwrapper, otherwise in near fine condition. Arnold Rattenbury (1946-2007) was an innovative exhibition designer, a critic and an original, lyrical poet of the heroic age of British Communism.

$46.79

A Seat at the Circus.
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A Seat at the Circus.

By Antony Hippisley Coxe

Hippisley Coxe, Antony. A Seat at the Circus. Connecticut, Archon Books. 1980. Revised Edition. 8vo. Red cloth with unclipped dustwrapper. PP258. Illustrated throughout. With author's inscription to Poet Arnold Rattenbury. With Arnold Rattenbury's signature in front free end paper. Dustwrapper a little bumped, edges lightly foxed. All pages and binding clean and bright throughout. Arnold Rattenbury (1946-2007) was an innovative exhibition designer, a critic and an original, lyrical poet of the heroic age of British Communism.

$53.47

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