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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS
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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS

by BENSON S VERE

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London: Frederick Warne, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Publishers brown boards with black lettering. First editions of the early titles have rarity status, at least those in a collectable condition, in particular the first ever titles "British Birds" and "British Wild Flowers", in their rather drab monotone jackets. [Colin Morris: Collecting Observers Books]. A VG+ copy in a VG D/W with shallow chipping at the head and tail of the spine (not affecting any lettering) The D/W has been (un-necessarily) stamped in several places on the front and rear flaps and the back panel: Supplied by The Discount Book Company Church Street, Next to the Bull & Royal Hotel, Preston. Rare. Scans invited
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NEO-MAGIC

by SHARPE S H

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1946. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (George Johnson Magical Publications Second [revised] Edition 1946). The Second Edition of the World-Famous Classic on 'The Art Of The Conjurer' originally published in 1932. Publisher's red boards with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. A VG copy with a slightly faded spine with title page vignette and an illustration, with the Errata list tipped-in onto the verso of page 12. In the VERY RARE (fragile) D/W which has chipping along top edge of front panel, slight paper loss at corners, some dust soiling and other minor wear but which is overall near VG. Quite uncommon in D/W and widely perceived as a "great piece of magical literature" (F G Thayer).
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NEO-MAGIC

by SHARPE S H

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1946. Hard Cover. (George Johnson Magical Publications Second [revised] Edition 1946). The Second Edition of the World-Famous Classic on 'The Art Of The Conjurer' originally published in 1932. Publisher's variant blue boards with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Attractive magic-motif book-plate affixed to front pastedown. Another prior owner name and date in ink on flyleaf. Some spine discolouration and wear to cloth extremities, otherwise VG with title page vignette and an illustration, with the Errata list tipped-in onto the verso of page 12. No D/W. Widely perceived as a "great piece of magical literature" (F G Thayer).
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Sleight of Hand - A Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and Others

by Sachs, Edward T

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1946. (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 1946). First US Edition. A fine copy in a VG+ slightly spine-faded D/W with a touch of loss to the top edge of the back panel. Shows well. A nice copy.
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These Foolish Things

by Sadleir, Michael

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London: Constable, 1944. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. New Revised and Enlarged Edition (originally published as a First Edition in 1937). SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's lilac boards with gilt initials to the front board and green lettering to the spine over gilt labels. A partially faded spine otherwise a fine copy. Inscribed by the Author on the half-title to Amy Johnston (of Macmillan): "Amy Johnston ----/ from her colleague/ Michael Sadleir/ 1.3.45". Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Forlorn Sunset

by Sadleir, Michael

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London: Constable, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's lilac boards with gilt initials to the front board and green lettering to the spine over gilt labels. Red top edge. Colour lithographic frontispiece by John Piper. Dustwrapper designed by Piper (unclipped). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, two monochrome maps and two monochrome plates. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Inscribed by the Author to the front free end-paper to Amy Johnston (of Macmillan): "For Amy Johnston/ from Michael Sadleir/ Jan '47". A lovely copy. Photographs/scans available upon request.
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These Foolish Things

by Sadleir, Michael

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London: Constable, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's burgundy cloth case binding, the titling blocked in green over gilt. Top edge stained red. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the Author to the front free end-paper to Amy Johnston (of Macmillan): "Amy Johnston/ with the author's/ Kind regards/ Michael Sadleir/ Feb 4, 1937". A lovely copy. Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Michael Ernest Sadler (Sir Michael Sadler K.C.S.I.) 1861-1943 - A Memoir by His Son

by Sadleir, Michael

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London: Constable, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's burgundy boards with gilt initials to the front board and green lettering to the spine over gilt labels. Red top edge. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Inscribed by the Author to the half-title to Amy Johnston (of Macmillan): "Amy Johnston/ with friendly greetings/ and many thanks for/ her help./ Michael Sadleir/ Nov. '49". A lovely copy. Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Forlorn Sunset

by Sadleir, Michael

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New York: Farrar, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Company 1946). First US Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. First American. 8 vo, 496 pp. Publisher's light olive cloth lettered in red to the spine. Red top edge. A bright and clean near fine copy in a VG+ dustwrapper with just a touch of wear at the spine tips and at the top right hand corner of the front panel. Inscribed by the Author on the half-title to Amy Johnston (of Macmillan): "Amy Johnston/ from Michael Sadleir/ this is the real 'first'/ Dec '46". Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Fanny By Gaslight

by Sadleir, Michael

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London: Constable, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's green cloth case binding, the titling blocked in red over gilt to the spine. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the Author to the half-title: "For Amy Johnston/ who has worked so hard/ for Fanny/ wit the thanks of/ Michael Sadleir/ May 1940". A lovely copy. Laid in is a 7-line hand-written letter from the Author on his London letterhead to the recipient: "Please buy something you want with the Enclosed which brings all good wishes and [indecipherable] thanks for the hard and admirable work you been - and still are - doing". Scarce with these attributes. Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Grimus

by RUSHDIE SALMAN

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London: Gollancz, 1975. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Publisher's lilac boards with gilt spine lettering. Offsetting to both sets of end-papers and light foxing to the page block edges otherwise a VG+ copy in like slightly spine-faded D/W. Importantly, the D/W is NOT price-clipped. First book
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ELEUTHERIA
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ELEUTHERIA

by BECKETT SAMUEL

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London: Faber, 1996. First Edition. First UK Edition. A PBO (issued without a D/W). A fine copy. Uncommon. There was no hardback issue of his early play which was published posthumously amid much controversy, in translation by Barbara Wright.
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DILDOIDES

by BUTLER SAMUEL

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1980. First Edition. Hard Cover. (Kingston: Rhode Island Biscuit City Press 1980). Hardcover. Limited edition. Number 67 of only 88 copies printed and signed in pencil by the artist on the limitation page. Preface by Roger Thompson. Illustrated with 3 hand-colored engraved plates by Gerard Charriere, protected with tissue. Unpaginated. Bound in purple silk with gilt-lettered spine, plain mylar wrapper; uncut edges. A fine copy.
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An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army. With an introduction by Slavko Y. Grouitch, Secretaire-General of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

by Sandes, Flora

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. Hard Cover. Half title, frontispiece, illustrated with photographs. Publisher's original pale orange-brown cloth, lettered in black. Foxing to the page block edges which has crept into the text in places and quite heavy foxing to the early/late pages of the book; fraying at the head and tail of the spine; soling in places to the spine, boards a little dust-soiled. Interestingly this book was not issued with either a front or rear end-paper. Overall a VG copy. No D/W. Flora Sandes (born 1876) was a volunteer with the St. John Ambulance who travelled to Serbia with a small unit during the early phases of the Great War, where she was seconded to the Serbian Red Cross. Compelled to divert her efforts to soldiering, she eventually enrolled as a private in the Royal Serbian Army, rising, incredibly, to the rank of Sergeant major. She occupied a unique position within the ranks, as not only a female but a British officer and she was the only female to serve as… Read More
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Q The Biography of Desmond Llewelyn

by HERNU SANDY

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London, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. (SB Publications 1999). First UK Edition. A very fine copy in like D/W. # 469 of a signed limited edition of 1,000 copies. Signed by the Author Sandy Hernu and by the late Desmond Llewelyn. A pictorial biography of the quintessential gadget master to the world's best-loved Secret Agent. His untimely death in an automobile accident came in May, 2000, while he was returning from a book signing. DOUBLE-SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE LATE DESMOND LLEWELYN. Signed by Author.
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My Indian Journal

by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (Bound By)/ Campbell, Colonel Walter

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1864. First Edition. Hard Cover. (Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas 1864). First UK Edition. xix, 484 pages. 7 plates including frontispiece, illustrated title page with some colour. Some foxing, particularly to the early pages of the book and to the illustrations otherwise clean internally. This copy has been exquisitely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown morocco with 5 raised bands to the spine, title, author and decorations in gilt to the spine. Gilt vignette of an elephant's head to the front board. Gilt border to both the front and rear boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. The binding is signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe to the bottom edge of the front paste-down. Slight discolouration to the left hand edge of the front board otherwise a fine binding. NB: this is a rebind of the first edition from 1864. This book would grace any library of fine travel books. Sangorski & Sutcliffe are the Rolls Royce of Bookbinding and are widely considered to be one… Read More
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Bulldog Drummond - His Four Rounds with Carl Peterson

by SAPPER

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London: Hodder & Stoughton. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (London: Hodder and Stoughton n.d. circa 1930). Publisher's oatmeal cloth with red and black lettering. An Omnibus volume This Omnibus Volume contains the Four Novels of Bulldog Drummond v Carl Peterson: Bulldog Drummond, The Black Gang, The Third Round; and The Final Count. VG indeed in like dust wrapper priced 7/6 net to the spine (as called for) with a couple of closed tears at the sides of the spine historically repaired on the verso of the dust wrapper. Scarce in dust wrapper. Photographs/scans available upon request.
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Uncle James Golf Match
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Uncle James Golf Match

by SAPPER

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Orange-red cloth binding, gilt titles and figure of a jester. D/W says: ?Sapper?s big golf joke?. Half-title page says: This story appeared in Out of the Blue by ?Sapper?. Hodder and Stoughton?s Little Books of Laughter series. A VG++ copy in like D/W with slight soiling to the back panel. Exceedingly uncommon in this lovely condition. Shows very well.
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TINY CARTERET
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TINY CARTERET

by SAPPER

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1930. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Dusty to the top edge otherwise a VG (or slightly better) copy in like 7/6 net D/W which is slightly torn and creased but with no loss and very little rubbing. A nice copy of an uncommon title with great D/w artwork by Spurrier
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Word of Honour

by SAPPER

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1926. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition. Publisher's blue boards with black lettering to the spine and front board. boards really bright and clean. Slightly soft spine tips. Minor foxing to the fore-edge. No inscriptions. A solid VG copy. No D/W. Photographs/scans available upon request
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