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31 Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael Faber and Faber 2014 0571313930 / 9780571313938 First Edition Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s)
In excellent, fine condition. First printing. Signed by the author, Michael Frayn on the title page. Comes in a printed thin card slipcase / sleeve. 12.5cm x 15.5cm. 291pp. Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene...The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements...The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader. 304084 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
43 Mad Magazine, No. 255 (July 1983)
Letchford, Ron (publisher and editor) Suron International Publications London 1983 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Magazine with stapled binding. The pages have tanned / browned but are otherwise clean. Some creasing to the back cover. 34pp. 019910 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
32 The Other Statue (The Secrets: Volume One)
Gorey, Edward Bloomsbury 2002 0747560846 / 9780747560845 First Thus Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Laminated pictorial boards. First printing in this edition. Tiniest bruise at the base of the spine. Excellent, clean condition. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Unpaginated. 106815 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
44 How Was It For You? - Home Thoughts From Abroad [Signed copy]
Lipman, Maureen Robson Books Ltd 1985 0860513475 / 9780860513476 Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Hardback, with dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. 208pp. 4th impression. In very good clean condition. DJ not price clipped [7.95]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the dust jacket against wear). 007347 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
33 The Secrets: Volume One The Other Statue
Gorey, Edward Bloomsbury London 2002 0747560846 / 9780747560845 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small hardback in glazed pictorial boards. In excellent condition. Unmarked. Appears unread / barely read. 103045 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
45 The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Everything, or the girl on her own
Miall, Agnes M. Oneworld Publications Ltd Oxford 2008 1851685839 / 9781851685837 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First published in 1916. New hardback, in excellent fine condition. RRP. 9.99. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 159pp. 302245 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
 
34 The Willowdale Handcar, or The Return of the Black Doll
Gorey, Edward Bloomsbury London 2004 0747575304 / 9780747575306 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small hardback with glazed pictorial boards. In excellent condition. Unmarked. Appears barely / lightly read. 103043 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
46 Raspberries and Other Trifles: Tales for Discerning Delinquents
Nicholas, Jeremy ; illustrated by Jon Atlas Higham Hutchinson Children's Books 1984 0091567807 / 9780091567804 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Higham, Jon Atlas 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 95. 307943 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
35 Miss Simplicity And other Sketches [Inscribed by the author]
Haslam, Ralph Arthur L. Humphreys London 1917 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Signed by Author(s)
Fair to good condition. Blue paper-covered boards; worn at edges, corners and spine ends, with small loss and a split in the spine join with the rear cover (approx. one inch), plus what looks like a repaired tear. Mark to the top edge of the front board, some foxing. Deckled / untrimmed foredges. SIGNED by the author on the f.e.p. [From the Author, Ralph Haslam, Midsummer 1920]. Foredges untrimmed. 151pp. 301736 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
47 Can It Be True? It must be true - it was in all the papers
Parsons, Denys ; drawings by Anton Macdonald 1954 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Anton 
Hardback with dust jacket. Third impression. Original blue boards. Inscription on the front pastedown in pencil. Some quite heavy foxing to the endpapers and to outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket has foxing and some light rubs and short nicks to the edges. pp. 55. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106605 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
36 Nothing But the Truth, or A Tiny Book of Monsters
Hope, Jane Frederick Muller Limited London 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original maroon boards. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to endpapers, pastedowns and first and last few pages. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. White parts of the dust jacket are discoloured and there are a few short tears to the jacket edges. The joys of parenthood 1960s style. pp. 96. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106090 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
48 The Book of Gremlins
Ridley, Michael ; Neary, Bryan J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1980 0460045008 / 9780460045001 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
VG+ book and dust jacket. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Minor rubs to edges. Not price clipped. 100970 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
37 Golf on My Pillow [Uncorrected Proof Copy]: Midnight Letters to a son in foreign parts
Houghton, George ; with drawings by the author Stanley Paul London 1958 Soft cover Good Advance Reading Copy/Proof 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pre-publication uncorrected proof copy. Green paper covers, which has some light marks and a repaired short tear at the base of the spine. Light creasing to pages. Small brown mark to the edge of the last few pages. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Good condition. 147pp. 105078 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
49 Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec [Inscribed by Searle]
Searle, Ronald Edition Empreinte Paris 1969 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Soft back. Inscribed by Ronald Searle on the front endpaper. Inscribed 'For Tony, Souvenir of 16 April 1972' &c. and signed by Searle. Loosely enclosed is a Searle exhibition postcard from 1973, which has been written to the book recipient's wife (not by Searle). There is some discolouration to the covers and light brown marks to the back cover; short tears to the cover at the spine ends; a couple of short tears and crease to the bottom edge of the front cover next to the spine, and corresponding short tear to the bottom edge of the first few pages - the title page is the last page with a short tear. pp. 50. 307578 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
38 The Adventures of Gremlin
Jones, DuPre ; illustrated by Edward Gorey Pomegranate Communications, Inc 2013 0764966057 / 9780764966057 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 112pp. 103098 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
50 Ronald Searle's Non-Sexist Dictionary
Searle, Ronald Souvenir Press 1988 0285628658 / 9780285628656 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with laminated pictorial boards. In very good, clean condition. Minor bump to the head of the spine. Faint impression from an old erased price mark on the front endpaper. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Unpaginated. 307333 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
39 Cultural Slag
Lamport, Felicia ; with drawings by Edward Gorey Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1966 First UK Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Gorey, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. First UK edition. The book has extensive light brown stains to the outer closed textblock foredges. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. In FAIR condition only. A tear of approx. 2cm to the bottom edge of the front inner hinge and to the front pastedown. The binding is quite firm, though there is a forwards lean to the spine and bruising to the spine ends of the boards. The dust jacket is discoloured / browned and has some light brown stains, rubs to the edges and a couple of short tears. Front flap price clipped. Top corner of the front endpaper also clipped. A reading / reference copy only. pp. 136. 106818 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
51 The Truth About Cats
Snow, Alan HarperCollins Publishers 1995 0001980637 / 9780001980631 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Very good lightly used condition. There are just small handling marks to a couple of pages. No writing. No names or inscriptions. 29pp. Large picture book. 103034 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
40 London Laughs (1934-1951): Cartoons by Lee from The Evening News
Lee, Joe Associated Newspapers Ltd London 1951 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Soft back. Paper covers, with some foxing to the covers and a small light brown stain to the top corner (visible to the underside and just affecting the edge of the title page). The binding is firm. Pages have tanned / darkened. 172 cartoons selected from more than 5,000 which have been published in The Evening News. 95pp. Tip of the bottom corner of the back corner torn off. Overall good condition. 105849 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
52 Tottering Hall: Family Life at Tottering-By-Gently [Signed copy]
Tempest, Annie Orion | Published in association with The O'Shea Gallery London 2001 0752841076 / 9780752841076 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by the author / illustrator, Annie Tempest on the front endpaper. There are a couple of small marks to the boards, under the dust jacket and there is a bump to the top corner of the rear board. Unpagianted. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Landscape format. 304001 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
41 The Bees: An Aristophanic Comedy of Oxford
Lepper, Frank Oxford University Press Oxford 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Printed for Corpus Christi College. In very good, clean condition but the edges of the boards bow outwards ever so slightly from the textblock. A little foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions and pages are nice and clean. Binding firm. pp. xx, 120. 047720 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
53 It's Fun Finding Out
Wicksteed, Bernard ; with drawings by Osbert Lancaster The Daily Express London 1947 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red boards. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the f.e.p. 188pp. Pages in nice clean condition. The dust jacket is edgeworn - with rubs, short tears and small loss at the corners. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 302686 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
42 Mad Magazine No. 250 (February 1983)
Letchford, Ron (publisher and editor) Suron International Publications London 1983 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Magazine with stapled binding. The pages have tanned / browned but are otherwise clean. A couple of long creases to the back cover; a few little creases to front cover. 34pp. 019911 
Price: 4.00 GBP

     
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