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Amis (Kingsley) One Fat Englishman, 1963; and 19 others.

Lot 1

NO RESERVE Amis (Kingsley) One Fat Englishman, 1963; The Green Man, 1969; The Riverside Villas Murder, 1973; The Alteration, 1976; New Maps of H...

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Banks (Iain) [The complete works], 15 vol., signed by the author, 1984.

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Banks (Iain) [The complete works], 15 vol., first editions, Espedair Street and The Quarry with bookplates signed by the author to titles, the res...

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Barbosa (Artur Ernesto Teixeira de Vasconcelos) Nine original illustrations and jacket designs

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Barbosa (Artur Ernesto Teixeira de Vasconcelos) Nine original illustrations and jacket designs, watercolour, pencil, some heightened with white, f...

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Barbosa (Arthur).- Heyer (Georgette) Venetia, 1958; and 105 others.

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Barbosa (Arthur).- Heyer (Georgette) Venetia, 1958; The Unknown Ajax, 1959; False Colours, 1963; Lady of Quality, ex libris to front pastedown, 19...

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Barrie (J.M.) Peter and Wendy, first edition, 1911; and 2 others (3)

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Barrie (J.M.) Peter and Wendy, first edition, frontispiece, pictorial title and eleven plates, 1 or 2 plates detached, original pictorial cloth, g...

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Beamish (Annie O'Meara de Vic) Tweet, 1927.

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Beamish (Annie O'Meara de Vic) Tweet, first edition, 4ff. publisher's catalogue at end, contents separating a little, spotting to extreme edges, o...

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Blunden (Edmund) Undertones of War, first edition, 1928.

Lot 7

NO RESERVE Blunden (Edmund) Undertones of War, first edition, original cloth, dust-jacket, light browning to spine and panels, minor chipping to...

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Boule (Pierre) Monkey Planet, first English edition, 1964.

Lot 8

Boule (Pierre) Monkey Planet, first English edition, original boards, dust-jacket, spine sunned, light rubbing to tips of spine and corners, near-...

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Cain (James M.) Three of a Kind, first edition, New York, 1943; and 2 others by the same (3)

Lot 9

Cain (James M.) Three of a Kind, first edition, light browning to endpapers, original cloth, second issue dust-jacket, with upper flap clipped at ...

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Chandler (Raymond) The Long Good-Bye, first edition, 1953; and 7 others (8)

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Chandler (Raymond) The Long Good-Bye, jacket with light discolouration to spine, spine ends and corners a little chipped, 1953; Playback, jacket s...

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Chatwin (Bruce) Utz, 1988; and 18 others.

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NO RESERVE Chatwin (Bruce) Utz, 1988 § Boyd (William) An Ice-Cream War, 1982 § Lee (Laurie) Cider With Rosie, frontispiece and illustrations by ...

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Chester (Alfred) Here Be Dragons, 1955.

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NO RESERVE Chester (Alfred) Here Be Dragons, numbered 88 of 100 copies from an edition limited to 1125, inscribed and signed by the author to ha...

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Christie (Agatha).- Drummond (John) The Case of the Two-Faced Swindler, signed presentation …

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Christie (Agatha).- Drummond (John) The Case of the Two-Faced Swindler, signed presentation inscription from Agatha Christie to foot of first p., ...

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Conrad (Joseph) Lord Jim, first edition, 1900.

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Conrad (Joseph) Lord Jim, first edition, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper, half-title, and last text f. verso, endpapers browned,...

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Conrad (Joseph) Typhoon and Other Stories, first edition, 1903; and 3 others by the same (4)

Lot 15

NO RESERVE Conrad (Joseph) Typhoon and Other Stories, first edition, 2pp. advertisements at front, scattered spotting, 32pp. publisher's catalog...

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Cornwell (Bernard) Sharpe's Gold, 1981; and 38 others.

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NO RESERVE Cornwell (Bernard) Sharpe's Gold, 1981; Sharpe's Honour, Sharpe's Regiment, 1986; Sharpe's Devil, signed by the author to title, 1992...

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Cornwell (Bernard) [The Starbuck Chronicles], 4 vol., 1993-6; and 19 others.

Lot 17

NO RESERVE Cornwell (Bernard) [The Starbuck Chronicles], 4 vol. comprising Rebel, 1993; Copperhead, 1994; Battle Flag, 1995; The Bloody Ground, ...

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Cornwell (Bernard) The Winter King, 1995; and 18 others.

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NO RESERVE Cornwell (Bernard) The Winter King, 1995; Vagabond, 2002; The Pale Horseman, 2005; The Lords of the North, 2006; Death of Kings, 2011...

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Czech Avant-Garde.- Kundera (Milan) Směšné Lásky: Tři melancholické anekdoty, 1963; Druhý Sešit …

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Czech Avant-Garde.- Kundera (Milan) Směšné Lásky: Tři melancholické anekdoty, 1963; Druhý Sešit směšných lásek, 1965; Třetí sešit směšných lásek, ...

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Deighton (Len) Horse Under Water, first edition, 1963; and 35 others, Deighton, (36)

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Deighton (Len) Horse Under Water, black endpapers, 1963; Funeral in Berlin, 1964; Billion-Dollar Brain, 1966; London Dossier, 1967; An Expensive P...

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Deighton (Len) Winter: A Berlin Family 1899-1945, 1987; and 24 others.

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NO RESERVE Deighton (Len) Winter: A Berlin Family 1899-1945, 1987; Violent Ward, 1993; Blood, Tears and Folly..., illustrations, 1993; Hope, 199...

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Eliot (T.S.) The Cocktail Party, 1950; and 5 others.

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Eliot (T.S.) The Cocktail Party, 1950; The Confidential Clerk, 1954; Poetry and Drama, 1951; On Poetry and Poets, 1957; Little Gidding, 1952, firs...

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Eliot (T.S.) The Confidential Clerk, first edition, first issue, 1954; and 6 others, Literature, …

Lot 23

Eliot (T.S.) The Confidential Clerk, first edition, first issue, p.7 reading 'Ihad to send him to the City this morning', ink ownership inscriptio...

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Faulkner (William) Sanctuary, 1933; and 9 others.

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Faulkner (William) Sanctuary, 1933; Sartoris, 1932; Pylon, small ink date stamp to front pastedown, 1935; A Fable, 1955; The Reivers, 1962, first ...

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Fermor (Patrick Leigh) Autograph Letter signed to Tom Driberg, 1973.

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Fermor (Patrick Leigh) Autograph Letter signed to Tom Driberg, 2pp., 285 x 220mm., 15th July, 1973, thanking him for returning his Cretan papers, ...

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Fleming (Ian) Casino Royale, first paperback edition, 1955.

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Fleming (Ian) Casino Royale, first paperback edition, light foxing to endpapers, light marginal browning, original pictorial wrappers, light creas...

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Fleming (Ian) Live and Let Die, 1956.

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Fleming (Ian) Live and Let Die, first edition, third impression, a very little faint even browning, original cloth, stamped in gilt, a very little...

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Fleming (Ian) Live and Let Die, 1956; and 5 others.

Lot 28

NO RESERVE Fleming (Ian) Live and Let Die, first edition, third impression, a little faint browning and staining to margins of peripheral ff., e...

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Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition, 1956.

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Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition, original boards, mottling, dust-jacket, spine slightly browned, spine and and corners chipped a...

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Fleming (Ian) Dr No, 1958; and 2 others.

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Fleming (Ian) Dr No, ink inscriptions and bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper, adhesive residue to front pastedown, later issue jacket, 1958...

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Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, 1959.

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Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, booksellers' ink and pencil inscriptions to front free endpaper, original boards stamped in gilt and blin...

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Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, 1961; and 2 others (3)

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Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, jacket spine slightly browned, minor chipping to spine ends and corners, spine neatly repaired at head, creasing to hea...

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, 1962; and 13 others.

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, red endpapers, 1962; On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963, first and second ownership inscription to front fr...

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, 1962; and another.

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, red endpapers, 1962; On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963, first editions, first contents separating a little...

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, 1962; and 3 others.

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me, red endpapers, 1962; You Only Live Twice, 1964; The Man with the Golden Gun, green patterned endpapers, 1965; ...

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Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963; and You Only Live Twice (2)

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Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963; You Only Live Twice, 1964, first editions, spotting to extreme fore edges, original cloth, st...

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Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service, first edition, 1963; and 2 others by the same (3)

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Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service, jacket spine a little browned, light creasing to head, 1963; The Man with the Golden Gun, light cre...

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Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, first edition, second state with 'March 1964', 1964; and 2 …

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Fleming (Ian) You Only Live Twice, second state with 'March 1964', jacket spine a little browned, minor chipping to spine ends and corners, 1964; ...

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Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965.

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NO RESERVE Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, second state, ownership inscription to front pastedown, contents separating...

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Fleming (Ian).- , Guiness James Bond Man With the Golden Gun promotional poster, 1974.

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NO RESERVE Fleming (Ian).- Guiness James Bond Man With the Golden Gun promotional poster, 380 x 500mm., 1974.

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Forester (C.S.) The Commodore, 1945; and 13 others.

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NO RESERVE Forester (C.S.) The Commodore, 1945; Lord Hornblower, Times Book Club ink stamp to final f., 1946; Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 1950; H...

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Forster (E.M.) A Passage to India, 1924; The Story of the Siren, 1920; and another.

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Forster (E.M.) A Passage to India, 3pp. publisher's advertisements at end, ownership label and inscription to front pastedown and free endpaper re...

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Fowles (John) The Collector, first edition, 1963.

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Fowles (John) The Collector, first edition, original boards, dust-jacket, light sunning to spine, light rubbing and creasing to spine ends and cor...

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Fraser (George MacDonald) [The Flashman Papers], 12 vol., first editions, 1969-2005.

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Fraser (George MacDonald) [The Flashman Papers], 12 vol., first editions, map endpapers, original boards, dust-jackets, Flashman, Flashman at the ...

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Garland (Alex) The Coma, one of 50 special copies signed by the author & artist and with an …

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NO RESERVE Garland (Alex) The Coma, number 36 of 50 special copies signed by the author & artist and with an additional signed woodcut, from an ...

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Ginsberg (Allen) Iron Horse, first edition, 1972 [but 1973].

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NO RESERVE Ginsberg (Allen) Iron Horse, first edition, signed by author and inscribed ?with page references to half title, manuscript correction...

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Goodland (John) & Nicholas Moore, editors, Delta: a French and English Review: Special Peace and …

Lot 47

NO RESERVE Goodland (John) & Nicholas Moore, editors, Delta: a French and English Review: Special Peace and Dismemberment Number with Jitterbug-...

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Graves (Robert) Country Sentiment, 1920; and 15 others.

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Graves (Robert) Country Sentiment, ownership inscription of F.W. Bateson to front free endpaper, 1920; The Pier-Glass, frontispiece, publisher's c...

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Greene (Graham) Stamboul Train, 1932; and 4 others.

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Greene (Graham) Stamboul Train, first edition, second state, reading "Mr. Quin Savory", 1932; The Name of Action, ink bookseller's stamps to paste...

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Greene (Graham) The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment, 1943.

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NO RESERVE Greene (Graham) The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment, first edition, ink inscription to front free endpaper, another heavily erased...

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Greene (Graham) The Ministry of Fear, 1943; and 23 others.

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NO RESERVE Greene (Graham) The Ministry of Fear, ex-library copy with ink stamps to front pastedown and endpaper, hinges pulling a little, 1943 ...

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Greene (Graham) The Quiet American, 1955; and 20 others.

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NO RESERVE Greene (Graham) The Quiet American, 1955; Our Man in Havana, 1958; The Comedians, 1966; The Third Man and the Fallen Idol, 1950; Stam...

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Gregory (Philippa) The White Queen, limited edition signed by the author, 2009.

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Gregory (Philippa) The White Queen, limited edition signed by the author, original decorated leather, gilt, uncut, 8vo, 2009.

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Hamilton (Patrick) Hangover Square, first American edition, New York, 1941.

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NO RESERVE Hamilton (Patrick) Hangover Square, first American edition, lacking endpapers, original cloth, dust-jacket, split to spine, chipping ...

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[Handler (Daniel)] "Lemony Snicket". A Series of Unfortunate Events, 12 vol. (of 13), 2001-5; and …

Lot 55

NO RESERVE [Handler (Daniel)] "Lemony Snicket". A Series of Unfortunate Events, 12 vol. (of 13), 2001-5; Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobi...

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Highsmith (Patricia) The Two Faces of January, 1964; and 9 others.

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NO RESERVE Highsmith (Patricia) The Two Faces of January, 1964; Those Who Walk Away, 1967; The Tremor of Forgery, 1969; The Boy Who Followed Rip...

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Hogarth Pres.- Bell (Vanessa).- Bell (Clive) Poems, first edition, Hogarth Press, 1921; The Legend …

Lot 57

Hogarth Pres.- Bell (Vanessa).- Bell (Clive) Poems, first edition, one or two faint spots, partially un-opened, original decorative wrappers, rubb...

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Hogarth Press.- Isherwood (Christopher) Sally Bowles, 1937; and 29 others.

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Hogarth Press.- Isherwood (Christopher) Sally Bowles, 1937; The Memorial, 1932 § Keynes (John Maynard) The End of Laissez-Faire, The Times Book Cl...

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Hogarth Press.- Limebeer (Ena) To a Proud Phantom, first edition, Hogarth Press, 1923 [but 1924] § …

Lot 59

Hogarth Press.- Limebeer (Ena) To a Proud Phantom, original marbled boards, slight bumping to corners and spine extremities, [Woolmer 35], 1923 [b...

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Hogarth Press.- Woolf (Virginia) The Mark on the Wall, first separate edition, Hogarth Press, June …

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Hogarth Press.- Woolf (Virginia) The Mark on the Wall, first separate edition, one or two small spots, original paper wrappers, browned, slight bu...

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