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Shadow of Authority.

B.B.C. WALLER, Robert.

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Jonathan Cape, London., 1956. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Although the novel is about something called the National Publishing Authority it is in fact a satire on the B.B.C. where the author worked as a producer. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Robert with best wishes from Robert! August 1956. With thanks for appreciation and criticism of the mss."Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper, designed by Dennis Bailey, a little rubbed at edges.

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The British Museum, London., 1931. New edition, revised by C.J. Gadd and A.W. Shorter, and utilizing new texts in the translation. Octavo. pp [ii], 75. Illustrations. Wrappers. Covers a little creased and rubbed. Very good indeed.

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Now.

BACALL, Lauren.

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Alfred A. Knopf, New York., 1994. First edition. Octavo. 214 pages. Illustrations. A second book of autobiography.Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page: "For Marguerite and Max - much love - Betty - 5 Oct.1994". The actress was born Betty Joan Perske. Near fine in very good, price-clipped dustwrapper creased at top edge.

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The Music Masters.

BACHARACH, A.L. (edits).

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Penguin Books, Harmondsworth., 1957. First Penguin edition. Wrappers. Four volumes. Essays by various hands on individual composers from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Each volume bears a different woodcut designed by David Gentleman especially for this edition. Small address label on each half title. Ends of spines slightly scuffed. A very good set indeed.

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In the Days of Poor Richard.

BACHELLER, Irving.

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The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis., 1922. First edition. pp [xiv], 414. Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams. A novel of the early years of the American republic. In addition to be a novelist and journalist Bacheller founded the first modern newspaper syndicate. Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown. Near fine in very good indeed, slightly chipped dustwrapper.

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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations.

BACON, Francis. WHATELY, Richard (edits and introduces).

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Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, London., 1867. New edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo. pp xxiv, 620, 24 adverts. Original dark green cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. The editor was Archbishop of Dublin.Contemporary (1868) ownership signature on title-page. Corners bruised. Cloth a little rubbed at head and tail of spine. Prelims a little spotted. Very good.

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Francis Bacon

BACON, Francis. LEIRIS, Michel (introduces).

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Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris., 1971. First edition. Small quarto. 140 pages. Numerous colour reproductions, some of which fold out. Text in French. The catalogue of a major retrospective which was overshadowed by the suicide of George Dyer who features in so many of the paintings in the exhibition.Presentation copy from Francis Bacon, inscribed on the inside front cover: ''To Jamie [sic] with all best wishes, Francis Bacon''. The recipient is the aristocratic Spanish interior designer Jaime Parladé whose wife Janetta was a painter and a friend of Bacon.One or two of the folding plates are creased at the fore-edge. Very good.

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The Essayes or Counsels Civill and Morall of Francis Bacon.

BACON, Francis Worrall, Walter (edits).

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Dent, London., 1900. First edition thus. Octavo. 291 pages. Forty-two page Introduction by Oliver Smeaton. Six plates with tissue guards. Printed at the Ballantyne Press. Decorated cloth gilt. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened. Head and tail of spine and two corners slightly bumped. Very good indeed.

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Interviews with Francis Bacon.

BACON, Francis. SYLVESTER, David.

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Thames and Hudson, London., 1975. First edition. Quarto. 128 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. Colour pictorial card wrappers.Presentation copy from the artist, inscribed on the half-title page: ''For Peter Owen with all best wishes - Francis Bacon''. Owen had a flat next door to Bacon's studio and the two men became friends and drinking partners at the French house in Soho. Bacon once described Owen, with only slight exaggeration, as ''the only publisher in England who produces anything interesting''.Head of spine slightly scuffed. Near fine.

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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political.

BACON, Lord [Francis]. WESTALL, R.A. (illustrates).

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John Sharpe, London., 1822. First edition with these illustrations. Small octavo. 208 pages. Title-page illustration and 3 plates engraved by J.H. Robinson from drawings by R.A. Westall. Full red leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine and cover edges, inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Contemporary (1823) gift inscription on first blank. Covers marked and rubbed at extremities. Very good.

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Clarkson N. Potter, New York., 1962. First edition. Octavo. 203 pages.The Dedication Copy. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the book's dedicatee: "To Sylvia Townsend Warner - from her author - with every love - Martha - November 1, 1962".Spine faded at extreme head. Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper a little chipped at lower edge of upper panel and slightly rubbed at edges.

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George Braziller, New York., 1968. First edition. Three volumes: pp 222: 222; 223. Quarto. Copiously illustrated.A fine set in very good, price-clipped, dustwrappers slightly marked at the spine. Dustwrapper of one volume torn at the tail of the spine. In publisher's slipcase.

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Collection Orientale de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris., 1985. First edition. Quarto. 379 pages. Illustrated in colour. Fine. Not issued in dustwrapper.

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Herbert Jenkins, London., N.D. [c 1928]. Revised edition, 7th printing. Octavo. 253 pages. Sixty illustrations by the author. Two pages of adverts at rear. ''...the author expresses himself freely and frankly, as an old fellow to a lot of young fellows whose welfare he has at heart'' (from the blurb).Edges lightly spotted. Very good in good, nicked and slightly rubbed dustwrapper with a couple of tears to the rear panel repaired on the reverse.

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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig., 1929. Eighth revised edition. 12mo. pp ccviii, 495. 106 maps and plans, 56 woodcuts. The last and most comprehensive English edition, including as it does descriptions of the recent Tutankheman discoveries.Small ownership inscription on the front pastedown (under the dustwrapper flap).Very good indeed in the scarce dustwrapper which is rubbed, chipped, marked and stained, and heavily repaired on the reverse.

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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig., 1905. Fourteenth edition, revised and augmented. Small octavo. pp lxx, 474. 15 maps and 30 plans.. Original red cloth.Ownership inscription on front pastedown. One map torn across. Corners just a little bumped. Very good.

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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig., 1914. Seventh edition, remodelled. Small octavo. pp cxc, 458. 22 maps, 85 plans, and 55 vignettes. Original red cloth.Ownership signature on half-title. Covers edges a little bruised and rubbed. Very good.

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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig., 1910. Eleventh edition, revised. Small octavo. pp xxx, 364. 36 maps and 45 plans. Original red cloth.Cover edges slightly rubbed. Very good.

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Great Britain - Handbook for Travellers.

BAEDEKER. BAEDEKER, Karl.

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Baedeker, Leipzig., 1910. Seventh edition, revised and augmented. Small octavo. pp lxviii, 624. 28 maps, 65 plans and a panorama. The fold-out panorama shows views from the top of Snowdon. Marbled edges.Very good.

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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig., 1914. Fifteenth edition, revised. Small octavo. pp xxxiv, 456. 45 maps and 26 plans. Original red cloth.One folding map chipped at edge. Very good.

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