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A Poet in the Family, Abse, Dannie
1 Abse, Dannie A Poet in the Family
London Robson 1984 0 86051 280 0 / 9780860512806 First printing of this edition Paperback Very Good 
First printing of this 8vo paperback edition. Pp 198. Previous owner's initials neatly in ink on the half-title else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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My Fathert and Myself, Ackerley, J.R.
2 Ackerley, J.R. My Fathert and Myself
London Bodley Head 1968 0 370 00295 4 / 9780370002958 First edition Hardcover Very Good near Very Good Jacket 
First printing. 8vo. Pp 219 + frontis and 8pp photographs printed in sepia. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The protected dust jacket is a little rubbed at the extremities. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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For Sylvia: An Honest Account, Ackland, Valentine
3 Ackland, Valentine For Sylvia: An Honest Account
London Chatto & Windus/The Hogarth Press 1985 0 7011 3941 2 / 9780701139414 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First printing. Foreword by Bea Howe. 8vo. Pp 135. Grey cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Memoirs of an Aesthete, Acton, Harold
4 Acton, Harold Memoirs of an Aesthete
London Hamish Hamilton 1984 0 241 11373 3 / 9780241113738 First printing of this edition Paperback Very Good 
First printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp 415 + 8pp b&w photographs. Previous owner's name neatly in ink on the half-title else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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John James Audubon: A Biography, Adams, Alexander B.
5 Adams, Alexander B. John James Audubon: A Biography
London Victor Gollancz 1967 First edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo. Pp 510 + 16pp b&w plates. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Contents clean and tightly bound without dust-jacket. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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David Livingstone: The Weaver Boy Who Became a Missionary, Adams, H.G.
6 Adams, H.G. David Livingstone: The Weaver Boy Who Became a Missionary
London Hodder & Stoughton 1879 Later printing Hardcover Good + 
Thirty-first thousand. Includes the Preface to the fifth edition (dated 1874). 8vo. Pp iv + 306 + frontis & 3pp plates. Brown cloth boards decoratively stamped in gilt and black on the spine and upper panel. Rubbed printed cartouche on the upper panel. Prize label on the front paste-down dated 1881 and more recent name and address of ownership stamped on the ffe. Sporadic spotting throughout. The cloth is rubbed at the head and tail of the spine and there is wear to the top part of the lower joint. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Untravelled World, Adams, Michael
7 Adams, Michael Untravelled World
London Quartet 1987 0 7043 0059 1 / 9780704300590 First edition Paperback near Very Good 
First printing of this 8vo paperback edition. Pp 275. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Light diagonal crease across the top corner of upper wrapper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Ego 9: Concluding the Autobiography of James Agate, Agate, James
8 Agate, James Ego 9: Concluding the Autobiography of James Agate
London George G. Harrap 1948 First edition Hardcover near Very Good 
First printing. 8vo. Pp 351 + frontis and 14pp b&w photographs. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding without dust jacket. Halftone photograph of Agate pasted to the front pastedown and name of ownership in ink on the front free endpaper. Cloth a touch rubbed at the edges. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Selective Ego: The Diaries of James Agate, Agate, James; Beaumont, Timothy Wentworth
9 Agate, James; Beaumont, Timothy Wentworth The Selective Ego: The Diaries of James Agate
London Harrap 1976 0 245 52849 ) First edition Hardcover Good + good + Jacket 
Edited by Tim Beaumont. 8vo. Pp xii + 269. Burgundy cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Spotting to endpapers and book block edges. Gift inscription on front paste-down. Some red ink staining to top edge of book block and to top edge of sunned unclipped dust-jacket. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Portrait of a Genius, but...: The Life of D. H. Lawrence, 1885 to 1930, Aldington, Richard
10 Aldington, Richard Portrait of a Genius, but...: The Life of D. H. Lawrence, 1885 to 1930
London Readers Union and William Heinemann 1951 Book Club Hardcover near Very Good 
8vo. Pp vi + 367 + 4pp b&w photographs. Red cloth boards stamped in silver and black on the spine. Contents clean and tightly bound without dust-jacket. Cloth is spine sunned and somewhat soiled. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Alexander, Paul
11 Alexander, Paul James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
London Time Warner 2005 0 7515 1282 6 / 9780751512823 Later printing Paperback Very Good + 
Later printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp 269 + 32 pp b&w photographs. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Age browning to the text paper. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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12 Ali, Tariq Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties
London Fontana 1988 0 00 637343 7 / 9780006373438 First printing of this edition Paperback near Very Good 
1st printing of this paperback edition. Pp viii + 280. Rear cover is scuffed and light reading creases to spine else Very Good in printed wrappers. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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13 Allwood F.L.S., Montagu C. The Third and Fourth Generation (Volume I)
Wivelsfield Green: Montagu C. Allwood, 1940 Hardcover 
1st edition. 8vo. Pp viii + 186 + 11pp monochrome halftone plates and line illustrations in the text. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Owner’s ink inscription on ffe. Light spotting to book block edges else Very Good without dust-jacket. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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14 Allwood, Montagu C. The Third and Fourth Generation: Volume I
Wivelsfield: Montagu C. Allwood, 1940 First edition Hardcover 
1st edition. 8vo. Pp vi + 186 + 11 pp monochrome halftone photographs. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine and upper panel. Spotting to prelims and book block edges. Mark to cloth on lower board. Good+ without dust-jacket. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Memoirs, Amis, Kingsley
15 Amis, Kingsley Memoirs
London Penguin 1991 0 14 014476 5 / 9780140144765 Later printing Paperback Very Good 
4th printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp xvii + 346 + 24pp of half-tone photographs. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Incest: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diaries of Anais Nin 1932-1934, Anais Nin
16 Anais Nin Incest: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diaries of Anais Nin 1932-1934
London Peter Owen 1993 0 7206 0905 4 / 9780720609059 First edition Hardcover Very Good near Very Good Jacket 
First printing. With an Introduction by Rupert Pole and Biographical Notes by Gunther Stuhlmann. 8vo. Pp xi + 418 + 8pp b&w photographs. Purple cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The protected dust jacket has a couple of closed tears and is a little rubbed at the edges. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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17 Anderson, Patrick The Character Ball: Chapters of Autobiography
London: Chatto & Windus, 1963 Hardcover 
1st edition. 8vo. Pp 221. Red cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Spotting to book block edges. Neat diagonal cut to top corner of ffe else Very Good without dust-jacket. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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18 Anon A Memoirof the Buchanan Family and in particular of George Buchanan 1831-1895
Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1941 Hardcover 
1st edition. 4to (215 x 170mm). Pp 57 + frontis & 8pp monochrome halftone plates. Blue cloth boards stamped in black on the upper panel. Front free endpaper removed else Very Good without dust-jacket. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 Armitage, Simon All Points North
London Viking 1998 0670873004 / 9780670873005 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First printing. 8vo. Pp vi + 245. Burgundy cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and bright, unclipped dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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20 Aronson, Theo Royal Family: Years of Transition Years of Transition
London John Murray 1984 0719540844 / 9780719540844 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
1st edition. 8vo. Pp xii + 271 + 24pp monochrome halftone photographs. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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