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Margareta Berger-Hamerschlag | Journey into a Fog | Gollancz | 1955 | First edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket still looks striking, but is damaged at lower edge. Most of the length of the lower edge has been reinforced with tape on the reverse of the cover, as has the upper edge at the spine & folds. Pageblock is foxed at edge. | £15.00

Lenny Bruce | The Essential Lenny Bruce | Macmillan |1972 | Edited by John Cohen. Two volume set of proofs. | £50.00

Julie Burchill & Tony Parsons | The Boy Looked at Johnny | Pluto | 1982 | 0861040309 Third impression. Minor wear to cover & edge, bottom of spine bumped. | £35.00

Shane Butler and Alex Purves [eds.] | Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses | Acumen | light external wear | £14.00

Jean Cocteau, Robert Phelps | Professional Secrets | Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 1972 | In unclipped jacket with lightly faded spine; outer edge of pageblock foxed; light crease to ffep First edition | £15.00

Ron Dart | Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades | Prospect | minor wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine | £15.00

William Empson | The Structure of Complex Words | Chatto & Windus | 1951 | First edition. Good/good. Green boards and gilt lettering reasonably bright though top edge a little faded. Long edge of page block noticeably foxed.Occasional pencil marking in margin (usually to correct text typos). Gift inscription on fep. Dj is foxed, grubby and darkened on spine: not price-clipped but tatty along top edge and has 1cm closed tear at foot of spine | £75.00

Denys Sutton [ed., intr.] | Letters of Roger Fry Volume One | Chatto & Windus | 1972 | Ex-library copy with expected markings in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page block darkened & foxed. | £15.00

Frances Spalding | Roger Fry Art and Life | Paul Elek Granada | 1980 | 0236401785 First edition in unclipped jacket. Minor wear to jacket, most evident at corners & extremities of spine. Top edge of spine a little bumped, upper edges of hardcover a little marked, edge of page block foxed. | £30.00

Maria Fusco, Ian Hunt [eds.] | Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing | Book Works | 2004 | Cover marked, with pressure mark at top corner. Edge worn & marked. Green pen mark in upper corner of first page. | £50.00

Jane Gallop | Intersections: a reading of Sade with Bataille, Blanchot, and Klossowski | Nebraska | 1981 | 080322110X The upper edge of this book has been exposed to damp at some time. This is clearly evident on the reverse of the dustjacket & on the rear endpaper. There is a faint watermark at the very top edge of the margin of many text pages, but no problem with the main area of the text pages themselves. A few blotchy foxing marks on outer edge of the page-block. This is a useable copy of a hard to obtain book for reading or study. | £25.00

Maurice Gorham; Malcolm Yorke [intr.]; Edward Ardizzone [illus.] | The Local | Little Toller | 2010 | 9780956254597 Reprint, no jacket as issued. | £40.00

J. C. B. Gosling, C. C. W. Taylor | The Greeks on Pleasure | 1984 | spine sunned & creased, upper tip of back cover creased, minor wear to cover & edge, text pages unmarked | £25.00

Graham Gussin | One hundred titles | Cleveland | 1996 | Paperback. Fair. Cover is rather worn, reading crease to spine, some small marks on back. Scarce. ‘Titles taken from short science fiction stories published in ‘Analog’ (formerly known as ‘Amazing Stories’) from 1930-1994.’ | £35.00

Maggie Humm | Modernist Women and Visual Cultures | Rutgers | 2003 | 9780813532660 lower edge of pageblock rather worn & marked | £30.00

Philippe Jullian | Robert de Montesquiou: A Prince of the Nineties | Secker & Warburg | 1967 | UK first edition in unclipped jacket. Edge of jacket is worn, with a few short tears & a little loss at the extremities of the spine. | £100.00

Arthur & Kit Knight [eds.] | Beat Angels | the unspeakable visions of the individual | 1982 | 0934660050 cover scuffed, edge rather worn, tea or coffee splash at top of spine, is visible at uppermost inside corner of first & last few pages of the book | £20.00

Alan Licht; Jim O’Rourke [intr.] | Sound Art: compilation CD included | Rizzoli | 2007 | 9780847829699 Top corner of back cover a little bumped, CD still in its unopened pocket. | £30.00

Lawrence Lipton | The Holy Barbarians | W. H. Allen | 1960 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. Some loss to upper edge of jacket, top corner of front flap creased, cerise lettering on spine faded a tone. Endpapers tanned. | £40.00

Barry Miles | In the Sixties – proof copy | Jonathan Cape | 2002 | 0224069470 Uncorrected book proof with foxed edge. Text only, no photo section. | £20.00

Raymond Mungo | Famous Long Ago | Beacon | 1970 | hardback in unclipped jacket; jacket is rather worn, with a closed tear on the upper edge; small label trace on ffep | £15.00


H. S. K. Mwaniki | The Living History of Embu and Mbeere | East African. Literature Bureau 1973 cover rather worn & marked, heavy foxing / marking on page edges, liquid paper on ffep | £20.00

Amanda Palmer; Neil Gaiman; Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel [photos] | Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence | Eight Foot Books | 2009 | 9780615234397 Self published hardback in jacket. Light wear to jacket. Big sprawly dedication from Amanda Palmer on half-title page. | £100.00

William Plummer | The Holy Goof – a biography of Neal Cassady | Thunder’s Mouth Press | unread copy with very light wear from storage/display | £30.00

John Cowper Powys | Dorothy M. Richardson | Village Press | 1974 | Minor wear to cover & edge, light foxing to pages. | £30.00


Eurwen Price, etc.: Celtic Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century International Celtic Congress 1997 Plain white cover is a little foxed / marked, remainder mark on lower edge. (Stock ref 3017) £20.00

Jerome Sans & Marc Sanchez, (eds).: What is the Artist’s Role Today/Quel est le Role de l’Artiste Aujourd’Hui? Palais de Tokyo, 2002. 2847110011. Paperback. Good. Copyright page date ’10 novembre 2001′. This is ‘Tokyobook 2’. DUAL LANGUAGE ENGLISH & FRENCH TEXT. Arranged like an old Ace double sf pb, one way up in English, flip the book over and the other way up it’s in French! Paperback with continental style flaps. White unlaminated card cover has small stain on English front cover and a couple of specks and grubby line on the fold of the French front. V faint pink mark at top of spine. Spine uncreased and few signs of handling – in fact it doesn’t look like it has been read in either language. Ready to post in UK. (Stock ref 1910) £22.50

Nicholas Saunders | Alternative London | Nicholas Saunders | 1970 | handsome copy with a crease at the lower corner of the front cover, paper tanned with age | £30.00

Adrian Stokes | Stones of Rimini | Faber | 1934 | Previous owner’s signature on front pastedown. | £100.00

Oliver Tearle | T. E. Hulme and Modernism | Bloomsbury | 2013 | 9781441156655 Cover bumped at edge of spine & tips of lower corners. Otherwise in very good condition. | £30.00


Stefan Themerson: Logic, Labels, and Flesh Gaberbocchus 1974 front cover set a little forward, author’s name faded on spine, white cover a little marked (Stock ref 3042) £100.00

Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport | The Dictionary of Graphic Images | St Martin’s Press | 1980 | 0312201087 Spine of unclipped jacket is lightly sunned, with a short closed tear at the bottom of the fold of the spine/back cover. Outer edge of page block foxed. | £50.00

A. A. Valov: Art of Ivory-carving in Tobolsk. Middle-Urals Publishing House Sverdlovsk 1987. Hardback in dustjacket. Very good, but with rather bumped, worn corners. Not much English text. (Stock ref 141) £15.00

Arnold van Gennep; Rodney Needham [tr.] | The Semi-Scholars | Routledge & Kegan Paul | 1967 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £35.00

Arthur Waley; Ivan Morris [ed.] | Madly Singing in the Mountains | Creative Arts | 1981 | 0916870359 Some wear to cover, spine moderately creased, lower edge of page-block dust-marked, other edges lightly foxed, name & old dollar prices on ffep, light mark on reverse of ffep, no problem with text pages. The book consists of approx. 100 pp of texts on Waley, followed by a 350 pp anthology of Waley’s writings & translations. | £40.00

John Wilcock [ed.] | The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol | Other Scenes Inc. | 1971 | First edition. Edges of cover worn & lightly creased, little nick about halfway down outer edge of front cover. | £25.00

Clough Williams-Ellis | England and the Octopus | Geoffrey Bles | 1929 | 2nd printing in dustjacket: ex-library copy with usual markings, heavy foxing on blank last page of text block, preceding the plates; overall still a good looking book | £50.00