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William Ayre:
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq; Faithfully Collected from Authentic Authors, Original Manuscripts, and the Testimonies of many Persons of Credit and Honour: with Critical Observations. [In Two Volumes]

London: for the Author, 1745. First edition. xii, 340, [16]; [vi], 389, [13]; illustrated with 'heads of divers illustrious persons', and each book with an index. Contents in very good order, with minimal toning of paper. In contemporary bindings of full calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, with new labels and recent Japanese tissue repairs to joints and ends. A very nicely refurbished set. Very Good+.

Price: 420.00


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[Thomas de Quincey]:
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823. Third edition. iv, 206, +[6] adverts. The title page has been laid down on a new sheet, as the inner margin was damaged. Pages very good, slightly cockled, with occasional minor soiling or spotting, and there is an inner margin stain from former sellotape at p.10-11. 18x11cms, in a new binding of grey paper-covered boards with a cream cloth spine, ruled and labelled to the upper board. A neat and fresh copy. Very Good.

Price: 115.00


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Liddell Hart:
T. E. Lawrence: In Arabia and After.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First edition. 454pp, with a number of plates and maps (some fold-out), and a portrait frontispiece by Augustus John. Contents extraordinarily fresh, as new. Faint toning to endpapers. Text block top edge red, bottom edge uncut. In the original binding of russet cloth titled in gilt, all bright and sharp [pale corner in photo is lighting error]. In the protected light brown dust jacket printed in green and black: this is clean and fresh, but for fading to the green on the spine: there is a 2cm closed tear to the head of the upper joint, and there are small knocks to one corner and on the bottom edge. A brilliant copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: 300.00


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Winston S. Churchill:
Great Contemporaries.

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. First edition. 335pp, illustrated. Contents in very fresh condition, a few pages having very minor spotting to margins: a few spots to the fore-edge of the text block, rather more to the toned top edge. 1937 school prize label to front free endpaper. In the original binding of blue cloth titled in gilt, fresh, sharp, bright and clean: spine slightly blunted at the foot: some sunning to the top centimetre at the head has been professionally tinted and is now barely discernible. In the protected unclipped orange dust jacket, almost without loss. Front and back panels are clean and bright, with tiny chips at the corners, and the back panel has a couple of creases towards the top edge. The spine is a little faded, with faint scuffs to the surface, some fraying at the head, and a one-inch closed tear to the head of the lower joint. Some very light wear to the foot of the spine. With the publishers' yellow Home University Library advertising bookmark still laid in - echoing the advertisement for the series on the rear flap. An exceptionally well-preserved copy. Very Good+ in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: 1,350.00


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Allan Chappelow: with a foreword by Vera Brittain:
Shaw ~ "The Chucker-Out". [Signed copy] A Biographical Exposition and Critique.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Reprint. xx, 558pp, illustrated. Contents clean, fresh and unmarked, with Chappelow's signature on the title page. In the original binding of bright red leatherette titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp: spine ends bumped, and there is a small split to the leatherette surface near the head of the upper joint. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, knocked at spine ends and with a closed tear at the head. Very nice copy. VG in VG+ dust-jacket.
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Price: 36.00


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Yasar Kemal: translated from the French by Eugene Lyons Hebert and Barry Tharaud: with an Introduction by Barry Tharaud:
Yasar Kemal on His Life and Art. [Middle East Literature in Translation series.]

New York: Syracuse University Press, 1999. First edition. xxix, [3], 167pp. Very fresh unread copy. Pages very clean, and faintly cockled. In the original binding of grey cloth, spine titled in black, very sharp, bright and clean. In the protected black and blue dust jacket. The front inner flap has a small crease to its bottom corner: the jacket is otherwise as new. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 120.00


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