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  • Revolt. by HOOD, Robina
    HOOD, Robina
    Revolt.

    London: B M Marvel, 2010. Signed First Edition. In hardback cream cloth, under original unclipped dust jacket. The UK's Guardian newspaper said of this novel: Welcome to the satirical sledgehammer of small-mindedness that is Revolt. Robina Hood is apparently the pseudonym for one of Britain's best known, best loved television and radio presenters - and this tale of distopian England is their first novel. In very good condition. Signed to half title by the author. 190 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3997
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  • The Final Square and Other Pieces. by WOOD, Marilyn
    WOOD, Marilyn
    The Final Square and Other Pieces.

    Kettering: Woodlines Publishing, 2000. First edition. Signed dedication by the author to the half-title. Soft covers. A collection of short stories and poems. In very good condition. 90 pages. 200 x 145 mm (7¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3985
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  • Faithless Nellie Gray. by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    Faithless Nellie Gray.

    Wymondham: Brewhouse Private Press, 1975. Limited edition of 80 in hardback cloth boards, with gilt stamped decoration. The poem is sometimes referred to as 'A Pathetic Ballad', this version is illustrated by Rigby Graham. It was published for private distribution at Christmas 1975. In the original work, the 42nd Foot refers to what was later known as the Royal Highland Regiment or Black Watch. Just light foxing to verso of marbled endpapers. Overall in good clean shape inside and out. 215 x 120 mm (8½ x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3975
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  • Again, Dangerous Visions. by ELLISON, Harlan (Ed.)
    ELLISON, Harlan (Ed.)
    Again, Dangerous Visions.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972. First edition. In original price clipped dust jacket. An anthology of 46 specially written original science fiction short stories from 42 writers - including Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gregory Benford and many more. Illustrated in b/w by Ed Emshwiller. Dust jacket is in a good condition with only minor shelf wear, and one very small chip to top at front. Inside, the book is very clean and fresh. Previous owner's gift message in pen to half title. Overall a great copy of the sequel to Ellison's speculative fiction collection from five years previous: Dangerous Visions. The book jacket's description closes by saying "This book takes off where…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972. First edition. In original price clipped dust jacket. An anthology of 46 specially written original science fiction short stories from 42 writers - including Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gregory Benford and many more. Illustrated in b/w by Ed Emshwiller. Dust jacket is in a good condition with only minor shelf wear, and one very small chip to top at front. Inside, the book is very clean and fresh. Previous owner's gift message in pen to half title. Overall a great copy of the sequel to Ellison's speculative fiction collection from five years previous: Dangerous Visions. The book jacket's description closes by saying "This book takes off where Dangerous Visions stopped and it is a better book than Dangerous Visions". 830 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3957
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  • Rawdon's Roof. by LAWRENCE, D. H
    LAWRENCE, D. H
    Rawdon's Roof.

    London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928. Signed limited edition. This is one of 530 copies signed to limitation by D.H. Lawrence. Copy 342. Hardback boards in original dust jacket. Jacket has small closed tear to base of spine (now repaired with archival tape). Offsetting from dust jacket to both front and rear endpapers. Overall in great shape. 32 pp. 205 x 150 mm (8 x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3824
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  • 1 off the rist: by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    1 off the rist: new poems.

    London: 2016. Scarce. Limited edition, number 84 of only 100 copies. Published by Tangerine Press. Book is hardback in hand sewn and handmade marbled paper covered boards with a Japanese Silk spine. The front cover artwork is embossed in black with Heritage book white archival quality, Fourdrinier made, acid-free text paper on the inside and Hahnemuhle Ingres endpapers. 24 pages. The limitation is numbered in red, and signed by Billy Childish in blue pencil, with Hangman gallows stamp. In fine / as new condition.

    Book ID: 3902
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  • Cardboard Castle. by WREN, Percival Christopher
    WREN, Percival Christopher
    Cardboard Castle.

    Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First edition. No dust jacket. Orange boards faded to front and spine. Ex library, with a few stamps to front blank pages. Overall good reading copy. 311 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).
    P.C. Wren is best known for his work Beau Geste. This story involves a woman, who thought herself a widow because her husband was officially declared dead, remarrying only to meet her 'dead' husband alive many years later. The invention of a fictional South-American country called Boruela, and its wicked dictator, only add to a strange plot.

    Book ID: 3868
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  • An Old Olive Tree. by MACLEOD, Joseph
    MACLEOD, Joseph
    An Old Olive Tree.

    Edinburgh: M. Macdonald, 1971. First edition. Softback with original card dust jacket. The dust jacket is very slightly sun faded in spine area. Neat ex libris to front endpaper. Otherwise the book and contents are spotless.
    Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod (1903–1984) was a British modernist poet, actor, playwright, theatre director and historian, and also a BBC newsreader. He sometimes published poetry under the pseudonym Adam Drinan. Whilst studying at Rugby School, Macleod was a close friend of Adrian Stokes, and at Oxford he was a close friend of Graham Greene. This is his final poem sequence, entirely autobiographical, containing poems which meditate upon his friendships and familial ties, and the process of aging.
    37 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3865
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  • Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol by SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1972. Argraffiad cyntaf. Prin. Llyfr clawr caled mewn siaced lwch wreiddiol. Llun blaen o Sarnicol. Mae rhai geiriau wedi'u tanlinellu mewn ar dudalen neu ddwy. 100 tudalen. Mewn cyflwr da. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3803
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  • Een Kijke in de Hut van oom Tom, door Tante Marie voor hare neefjes en nichtjes met eene toespraak van de Schrifjster by STOWE, H. Beecher
    STOWE, H. Beecher
    Een Kijke in de Hut van oom Tom, door Tante Marie voor hare neefjes en nichtjes met eene toespraak van de Schrifjster Uit het Englelsch door A. G. Bruinses met platen

    Sneek: Van Druten S. Bleeker, 1853. First Dutch Edition. Original brown buckram with gilt titles and decoration to the front board and spine. (Slightly bumped and with a slight lean to the book. Owner's ink inscription to the inside front board. There is a faded library stamp and quite a few small perforated stamps throughout to the bottom edge (not affecting text). 7 lithographed plates (by Steen & P.W.M. Trap). Plates are in good condition. The pages are a little darkened to the edges, but overall a decent copy of this scarce first edition. VIII, 346, [ii] pages. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3777
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  • Southern Harvest by LEIGHTON, Claire
    LEIGHTON, Claire
    Southern Harvest

    London: Victor Gollancz, 1943. First edition. Blue cloth hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Boards a little sun faded and lightly rubbed. A collection of short stories, written and engraved by Claire Leighton. Illustrating her love of America, its land and its people. Full of gorgeous woodcuts. Fall in love with the USA all over again! 124 pages. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3772
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  • Ilustrated Fiction Volume 1-3: Comprising Schlomo Raven Public Detective; Starfawn; Chandler Red Tide by PREISS, Byron. & Steranko
    PREISS, Byron. & Steranko
    Ilustrated Fiction Volume 1-3: Comprising Schlomo Raven Public Detective; Starfawn; Chandler Red Tide

    New York: Pyramid Books, 1976. Three volumes in the "Illustrated Fiction" series published by Pyramid books. All are first editions Softback. Full colour adult graphic novels. Byron Preiss wrote Schlomo Raven Public Detective with art by Tom Sutton. "Smarter than Marlow! Shorter than Spade!" Schlomo is described as being in the footsteps of the Maltese Falcon. Byron Preiss also wrote Starfawn, with illustrations by Stephen Fabian. (An adventure in the Star Trek tradition with a fantastic multinational crew on the Starship Destiny). Red Tide was illustrated by Steranko and is an illustrated Chandler novel.
    All three are in good clean condition, with just a touch of edgewear / handling. Vol 1 unpaginated but approximately 128 pages. Volume 2…

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    New York: Pyramid Books, 1976. Three volumes in the "Illustrated Fiction" series published by Pyramid books. All are first editions Softback. Full colour adult graphic novels. Byron Preiss wrote Schlomo Raven Public Detective with art by Tom Sutton. "Smarter than Marlow! Shorter than Spade!" Schlomo is described as being in the footsteps of the Maltese Falcon. Byron Preiss also wrote Starfawn, with illustrations by Stephen Fabian. (An adventure in the Star Trek tradition with a fantastic multinational crew on the Starship Destiny). Red Tide was illustrated by Steranko and is an illustrated Chandler novel.
    All three are in good clean condition, with just a touch of edgewear / handling. Vol 1 unpaginated but approximately 128 pages. Volume 2 is approximately 128 pages. Volume 3 is 128 numbered pages. 170 by 125mm (6¾ by 5 inches).

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    Book ID: 3769
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  • The Recently Deflowered Girl. by PHYPPS, Hyacinthe
    PHYPPS, Hyacinthe
    The Recently Deflowered Girl. The Right Thing To Say On Every Dubious Occasion.

    Zürich: Diogenes Verlag, 1966. First edition. Hardback illustrated boards. Mel Juffe's tongue-in-cheek guide, in the voice of Miss Hyacinthe Phypps. The text is accompanied by Edward Gorey's wonderful b/w illustrations. Boards very good, but lightly rubbed, interior in fine condition. 40 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3766
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  • Billets-doux. by REISBORD, Coriander
    REISBORD, Coriander
    Billets-doux. Being an exquisite Nosegay, or Posy, now newly pluckt from popular Letter-writing Manuals of Yore, that is to say, the early Nineteenth Century. Here offered as an edifying Guide to affairs of the heart for the Amorous, the Pestered, or the merely Confused. And lovingly embellished with numerous ingenious Decorations, cunningly wrought.

    [New Haven, Conneticut]: Prickly Pair Editions, 1998. First edition. Bound in gold cloth hardback boards with inset cover decoration and label. Lovely colour illustrations. Decorated title page, frontispiece, and page decorations. Titles printed in red. Printed in an edition of only forty-five copies. The type is Walbaum, machine-set by Michael & Winifred Bixler. Decorations and binding by Coriander Reisbord; typography and printing by Asa Peavy. With compliment slip from Coriander Reisbord loose inside. Boards and pages water stained to bottom third, hence low price. Boards and 21 pages. 235 x 185 mm (9¼ x 7¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3761
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  • Notebooks of a Naked Youth - Signed, Limited by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    Notebooks of a Naked Youth - Signed, Limited

    Hove: Codex, 1997. Scarce limited first edition. This is #96 - written to rear board by Childish - limitation of 100 signed copies. Frontis b/w woodcut by Childish. Quarter mustard yellow cloth and grey cardboard hardback covers - in near fine condition. Semi-autobiographical work by the outspoken and unorthodox British poet, artist and songwriter. Contents unread and in as new condition. 190 pages. 215 x 145 mm (8½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3734
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  • Some essays and passages by John Eglinton; Selected by William Butler Yeats. by EGLINTON, John. [MAGEE W.K.]
    EGLINTON, John. [MAGEE W.K.]
    Some essays and passages by John Eglinton; Selected by William Butler Yeats.

    Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1905. First Edition. One of 200 copies. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, 56 pages. Quarter cloth and papered boards; spine title label; top edge trimmed, others uncut; covers lightly darkened to the edges and spines. corners slightly bumped; spine label a little tanned and slightly chipped. An attractive copy. Printed in red and black on paper made in Ireland. Published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the house of Evelyn Gleeson in Dundrum. [1], 55, [1] pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Elizabeth Corbet Yeats was the sister of W.B. Yeats. She was a founder of Dundrum Press. The press published 11 books. She worked alongside Evelyn Gleeson, an English embroiderer. Relations were…

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    Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1905. First Edition. One of 200 copies. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, 56 pages. Quarter cloth and papered boards; spine title label; top edge trimmed, others uncut; covers lightly darkened to the edges and spines. corners slightly bumped; spine label a little tanned and slightly chipped. An attractive copy. Printed in red and black on paper made in Ireland. Published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the house of Evelyn Gleeson in Dundrum. [1], 55, [1] pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Elizabeth Corbet Yeats was the sister of W.B. Yeats. She was a founder of Dundrum Press. The press published 11 books. She worked alongside Evelyn Gleeson, an English embroiderer. Relations were strained, and the press ended in 1908. Elizabeth (known as Lolly) went on to found Cuala Press with W.B. Gleeson continued Dun Emer after the split, and after her death it continued until 1964.

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    Book ID: 3713
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  • Artsy Fartsy Funnies. by Rosenkranz, Patrick and Hugo Van Baren
    Rosenkranz, Patrick and Hugo Van Baren
    Artsy Fartsy Funnies.

    Laren: Paranoia, 1974. A magazine in the tradition of the anarchic comics of the 1970's. This is a guide to this sort of comic, and includes examples and illustrations from many of them. Good clean condition with slight marking to the covers only. Remnant of price sticker to the top edge. 80 pages. Owner's name stamp to the front end paper. 260 by 210mm (10¼ by 8¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3685
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  • Vier Winter-Vertellingen by REVE, Gerard Kornelis Van Het
    REVE, Gerard Kornelis Van Het
    Vier Winter-Vertellingen

    Amsterdam: GA van Oorschot, 1963. First Thus (Oorschot). In the series 'De Witte Olifant'. Original title: 'The Acrobat and other stories'. 210 pp. White cloth binding and dust jacket. Wrapper is in good, unclipped condition, with a touch of darkening and edgewear only. Slight lean to the book. Internally in good clean condition. 210 by 140mm (8¼ by 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3678
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  • The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter by PHILLIPS, David & BARBER, James
    PHILLIPS, David & BARBER, James
    The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter

    London: Imperial College Press, 2006. First edition. Hardback in unclipped dust jacket. Small inscription to FFEP. Otherwise in spotless condition. 640 pages. 265 x 195 mm (10½ x 7¾ inches).

    Sir George Porter was a highly regarded and well known British scientist. Appointed Director of the Royal Institution in 1966, Porter was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967. He was the only Director of the Royal Institution to later become President of the Royal Society.
    Porter's enthusiasm for science was infectious, and in this book his peers, former colleagues, students and friends celebrate his life and work.

    Book ID: 3663
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  • D.H. LAWRENCE and the Body Mystical. by CARTER, Frederick
    CARTER, Frederick
    D.H. LAWRENCE and the Body Mystical.

    London: Dennis Archer, 1932. First edition. Hardback. One of limited edition of only 250 copies. With gilt and black design to front board, and burnt orange cloth spine. Boards a little darkened at edges, pages slightly age-toned. Overall a good,clean example. 63 pages. 255 x 160 mm (10 x 6¼ inches).

    Carter was a close friend and confidante of Lawrence. They planned to write together about mysticism, symbolism, Man's place in the Universe - and so much more. In fact, they were almost ready to publish a book together when Lawrence died.

    Book ID: 3608
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