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Lieutenant Hornblower

by C S Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. pp 304 A very good first edition in blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, light spotting to edges and preliminaries. The jacket is also very good, rubbed to edges with a small chip to one corner; the original 12/6 price is present on the front flap of the jacket designed by Biro. Very Good 1952
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The Sacred Iris: A Literary and Religious Offering, with fine Engravings of Scripture Subjects (Mary Wilson's copy)

by S C Hall, George Smith, Bernard Barton, Rev Robert Hall

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Liverpool: Henry Lacey, 1835. Hardcover. Good. An anthology of poetry and prose, including 'Notices of the Canadian Indians', from contributors such as S C Hall, George Smith, Bernard Barton, Rev Robert Hall. Beautiful copperplate gift inscription "Susan and Fanny Burgess. The gift of their friend Maria Stone 1835". Laid in letter dated 1972 from Mr V C Andree of Havant, Hampshire to Mrs Mary Wilson, wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, "Please accept this Book of Poems as promised". Bound in embossed black leather, all edges gilt, engraved plates with tissue guards. In good condition, backstrip loose, a one inch piece is detached but present, the binding is firm, pages are clean and bright. A scarce title. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson kept the book in the Ashley Gardens mansion flat in Westminster that the couple shared until his death in 1995. After she… Read more
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To My Esteemed Friend Alderman Frank Scholes [Collection of original verse]

by S Hardman; Frank Scholes, Mayor of Radcliffe

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Bury near Manchester: Unpublished, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. pp 72 Manuscript collection of Lancashire verse presented by its author S Hardman of Holcrombe Brooke, Bury near Manchester to his friend the Mayor of Radcliffe (also Bury). Quarter red buckram over shiny, quasi-marbled, black cloth, lined manuscript paper with HArdman's gift inscription on the first page followed by a prefatory poem and table of contents for poems, many of them in Lancashire dialect and including 'When you hear something wrong', 'What we fight for' (it is 1941) 'Aw'd like to know' ('Is "coffy" reet for Coffee, frend?...') and 'A Gradely Man'. Laid in a letter from the author and a copied essay on 'The Colours of Flowers'. Very Good 1941
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Gallic Gratitute; or The Frenchman in India: A Comedy in two acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

by J S Dodd

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London: E Johnson, 1779. No Binding. Good. pp 45 An 18th century play disbound from a larger volume. In good condition, title page spotted, creased and torn across one corner; only half of page 45 is extant but there apears to be no loss of text. Good 1779
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The Public School Word-Book: A Contribution to a Historical Glossary of Words, Phrases.....Peculiar to our Great Public Schools Together with some that have been or are Modish at the Universities

by John S Farmer

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London: Hirschfeld Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. Good. pp 243 A dictionary of public school slang, privately issued for subscribers only. Octavo, Good in lightly tanned boards, a little wear to the corners. The text is printed on good quality paper with untrimmed edges and is clean and fresh throughout. Ex library with associated stamps and labels. Bookplate of the Streatfeild family to front pastedown. An uncommon title. Good 1900
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Modern American Painting 1930-1958

by S Munsing, A J Bisley

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York: City of York Art Gallery, 1960. 220 x 143 mm. Very Good. Catalogue of an exhibition of Modern American Painting presented by the City of York Art Gallery in 1960 in co-operation with the American Embassy, London. It featured artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Mark Rothco and Jackson Pollock whose works are illustrated in black and white. Very good in glossy silver and black card wrappers, lightly rubbed, a few pages creased to one corner. Very Good 1960
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Not That He Brought Flowers

by R S Thomas

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. pp 45 A fine first edition of this collection by Welsh poet and Anglican priest, R S Thomas. The hardback book is a little rubbed to the edges, no marks or inscriptions, in a near fine dust jacket, not price clipped, the panels are lightly tanned. A very attractive copy. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1968
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Tares

by R S Thomas

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. pp 48 A near fine first edition of this collection by Welsh poet and Anglican priest, R S Thomas. The hardback book is spotted to the edges but covers are bright and clean, no marks or inscriptions. A very attractive copy. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1961
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The Bread of Truth

by R S Thomas

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963. pp 48 A fine first edition of this collection by Welsh poet and Anglican priest, R S Thomas. The hardback book is dusty to the top edge, no marks or inscriptions, in a near fine dust jacket, not price clipped, a little spotting to the panels. A very attractive copy. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1963
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Mir Poets Fifteen. Three Poems by R S Thomas

by R S Thomas

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Child Okeford, Dorset: Words Press, 1988. Three Poems by Welsh poet and Anglican priest R S Thomas, The Un-Born; Caught and Requests. Fine in illustrated card wrappers, limited edition number 102 of 200 copies. With laid in postcard inscribed by the author "Good wishes to you both in 1989. R S Thomas". Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1988
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Pietà

by R S Thomas

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1966. pp 48 A near fine first edition of this collection by Welsh poet and Anglican priest, R S Thomas. The hardback book is spotted to the edges but otherwise clean and unmarked. In a near fine dust jacket, not price clipped, panels rubbed to edges. This is a review copy with laid in slip from the Editor of British Book News requesting an review from M Dodderidge. The owner has signed the book and noted that the jacket design is by author's wife M E Eldrige. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1966
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The Sino-Indian Border Dispute: A Legal Approach

by R S Arora

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London: Stevens & Sons Limited, 1963. 220 x 143 mm. Very Good. Offprint from Public Law, Summer 1963, pp 172-200. In very good condition in buff card wrappers, rust marks to covers and page edges. From the collection of Kenneth Robinson (1914-2005), a distinguished civil servant who became an expert on colonial government and administration. He was closely involved in international aspects of postwar planning, including former colonies, in south-West Africa (now Namibia), and became the Commonwealth Office expert on French West Africa. He became assistant secretary in the CO in 1946 (and head of the West African department), but resigned in 1948 to become reader in Commonwealth government at Oxford and subsequently director and professor of commonwealth affairs at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1965 to 1972. Very Good 1963
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Reflections on Lusaka

by Shridath S Ramphal

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London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1979. No Binding. Near Fine. pp 14 Typed manuscript of an address given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Chatham House, London, 21 September 1979. A4 paper, double sided, in near fine condition with title page typed on Commonwealth Secretariat paper. From the collection of Kenneth Robinson (1914-2005), a distinguished civil servant who became an expert on colonial government and administration. He was closely involved in international aspects of postwar planning, including former colonies, in south-West Africa (now Namibia), and became the Commonwealth Office expert on French West Africa. He became assistant secretary in the CO in 1946 (and head of the West African department), but resigned in 1948 to become reader in Commonwealth government at Oxford and subsequently director and professor of commonwealth affairs at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1965 to 1972. Near Fine 1979
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Looking Ahead

by Shridath S Ramphal

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London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1985. No Binding. Very Good. pp 19 Photocopy of a typed manuscript of the keynote address given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General at the Royal Commonwealth Society Conference, "Twenty Candles for the Commonwealth", June 1985. A4 paper, single sided, in very good condition, slightly creased, with title page typed on Commonwealth Secretariat paper. From the collection of Kenneth Robinson (1914-2005), a distinguished civil servant who became an expert on colonial government and administration. He was closely involved in international aspects of postwar planning, including former colonies, in south-West Africa (now Namibia), and became the Commonwealth Office expert on French West Africa. He became assistant secretary in the CO in 1946 (and head of the West African department), but resigned in 1948 to become reader in Commonwealth government at Oxford and subsequently director and professor of commonwealth affairs at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London.… Read more
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Murder in the Cathedral

by T S Eliot

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London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. pp 88 A very good fourth edition, reprinted October 1957, of Murder in the Cathedral. Annotated throughout in pencil with stage directions. Laid in; two programmes and a flyer for productions of Murder in the Cathedral. The first souvenir programme and illustrated flyer are for a production by E Martin Browne CBE which took place in July 1955 in the magnificent setting of Gloucester Cathedral, in aid of the Fabric Appeal Fund. The second, smaller, undated programme is for a production at Penzance County Grammar School for Boys, with C Kempthorne in the leading role. The book is in very good condition; the plum coloured boards are sunned to spine; the text is browned to extremities with occasional marks and stains. Very Good 1952
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The Enigma of Arrival. A novel in five sections

by V S Naipaul

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Harmondsworth: Viking, Penguin Books Ltd, 1987. pp 318 A crisp first edition of V S Naipaul's novel, The Enigma of Arrival. The book is fine and the jacket also fine. An excellent copy which appears to be unread. No inscriptions. Provenance: from the recent Glasgow dispersal sale of Alasdair Gray's library. Gray (1934-2019) is acknowledged as one of the most innovative figures in Scottish literature and culture. Painter, novelist, playwright, poet and editor, Gray frequently combined his diverse artistic talents within single works to challenge existing forms. He has been described as 'Blending satire and tragedy, realism and fantasy, his work has been credited with spurring a renaissance in Scottish literature.' Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. Fine in a fine dust jacket 1987
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A New English-Hindustani Dictionary, with illustrations from English Literature and Colloquial English Translated into Hindustani

by S W Fallon, Lala Faqir Chand

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Banaras: E J Lazarus and Co, 1883. Hardcover. Good. pp 674 [iv] Good first edition in brown embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. Ex King's College Library with associated stamps. The boards are lightly marked and worn to the joints; the yellow front end paper and title page detached where the hinge is starting to crack. The text is clean and still tightly bound. Ownership signature and presentation label of Frederick B Taylor to front pastedown. Good 1883
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Uber die Fortsetzung des Antarktishen Festlandes zwischen Enderbyland, Coatsland und Grahamland sowie das Vorhandensein von Neu Sudgronland

by William S Bruce

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Edinburgh: The Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory, 1910. Soft cover. Near Fine. pp 8 [plates 9] Near fine in white printed card wrappers, lightly soiled. the text is crisp, clean and unmarked. Stamp to the upper cover of the Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory. The offprint is well illustrated with 9 black and white photographs of the landscape and wildlife of the South Orkney Islands. Near Fine 1910
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Daughter of France. The life of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans duchesse de Montpensier 1627-1693. La Grande Mademoiselle

by Vita Sackville-West

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London: Michael Joseph, 1959. pp 384 An engaging illustrated biography of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, first cousin to Louis XIV and the greatest heiress in France who rejected her many suitors 'until in middle age romance entered her life with disastrous results'. This first edition is fine in fresh red cloth, top edge dusty, the text is clean and crisp, no inscriptions. Bookseller's label of Foyles of Charing Cross. In a near fine dustjacket, not price clipped, lightly soiled with sunned spine. Best remembered now as a poet and garden designer, Vita Sackville-West also wrote several biographies including Saint Joan and The Eagle and the Dove. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this item. 1959
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Leonard Baskin Bowdoin College Museum of Art

by Leonard Baskin; Marvin S Sadik

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Brunswick, Maine, USA: Bowdoin College, 1962. 220 x 143 mm. Very Good. A presentation copy of this catalogue of a major exhibition of Baskin's work at Bowdoin College. Laid in is a presentation slip from Baskin to an unnamed friend in his characteristic slightly italic hand stating: 'Inadvertently left this out.' Internally fine; sunned wrappers, rubbed to corners. This book comes from a collection of Leonard Baskin's works put together in the UK. Please do get in touch if you would like details about these books and pamphlets. Very Good 1962
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