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Lupercal - Ted Hughes

1960 - Faber and Faber, London - First Edition
‘I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
Between my hooked head and hooked feet:
Or in sleep rehearse perfect kills and eat.’

Ted Hughes’ acclaimed second volume of poetry, and that which sealed his reputation as a major poet of the 20th century. This collection, dedicated to ‘Sylvia’, features many of his most popular evocations of woodland animals, including ‘
Pike’, ‘Hawk Roosting’, and ‘Lupercalia’.

One of 2,250 copies.
 
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The Earth-Owl and Other Moon People - with - Season Songs - Ted Hughes, R.A. Brandt (illustrator)

1963 - Faber and Faber Limited, London - First Editions
A fine pair of magical poetical gatherings.

The Earth-Owl and Other Moon People - wonderful collection of rhyming, playful poems, perhaps not surprisingly written during the ‘lunar race’ of the 1960s, and which Hughes himself describes as an exploration of the ‘moon from the bottom of our dreams’ Hughes’ delightful, macabre, and bizarre ‘moon animals’ are brought to life by the drawings of R. A. Brandt.

Season Songs - A seasonal poetic journal, from ‘Icecrust and Snowflake’ and ‘The Golden Boy’ to ‘Leaves and The Warrior of Winter’. 
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Back Where I Came From - A. J. Liebling

1938 - Sheridan House, New York - First Edition, First Issue
A first edition of this classic New York literature by the legendary New Yorker and New York journalist A. J. Liebling. In the complete thus rare pictorial jacket with wraparound scene.

A large collection of Liebling’s
New Yorker columns describing the ups and downs of life in New York in the 1930s and some of the unusual people who made the city the way it was, written by one of the best-known and most widely admired journalists of his generation and times. 
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The Sand Pebbles - Richard McKenna

1963 - Victor Gollancz, London - First English Edition
Fine copy in nice bright unclipped and scarce dust jacket. The story of a US naval river boat based on the Yangtze river in 1925, the author served for ten years in the US Navy in the Far East, two of them on a Yangtze River gunboat.

The basis for the film starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna and Candice Bergen. Later republished by the U. S. Naval Institute as part of their ‘Classics of Naval Literature’ series.
 
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A Literary History of Scotland - John Hepburn Millar

1903 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - Number 6 of 25 copies.
A finely bound limited edition of this detailed work. Over 700 pages with chapters covering Scottish poetry, prose, reviews, histories and novels.

‘Miller’s scholarly
A Literary History of Scotland was for many years the standard work on Scottish Literature and remains a useful work of reference. In it he maintained his attack on the then fashionable Kailyard writers (late 19th-century movement in Scottish fiction characterised by a sentimental idealisation of humble village life), whom he had first criticised in the April 1895 issue of The New Review.’ - Famous Scots 
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Candlenight - Phil Rickman

1991 - Duckworth, London - First Edition
Author’s first novel. A gothic horror, based in 1980’s Wales, when Welsh homes were being taken over by wealthier English inhabitants. Scary.

Perhaps best described in the reviews:-
'Grimly sinister. Written with blood-curdling aplomb' -
Sunday Telegraph.
'Gripping throughout. Powerful, classic stuff.' -
The Times.
'Crisp prose, excellent dialogue and a real sense of mounting evil' -
Time Out.
'A brooding first novel... credibly fuses Celtic myth with contemporary Welsh politics' -
The Sunday Telegraph. 
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‘The Invisible President’ A Fu Manchu Series, Complete in Twelve Parts in Collier's Magazine - Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward)

February 29 - Crowell Publishing Company, Springfield - First Editions
Dr. Fu Manchu finds the time ripe to reach out for America - beginning the most startling of all the master-criminal's singular adventures.

A scarce near fine set of twelve issues containing the complete Fu Manchu Series
The Invisible President, illustrated by C.C. Beall, and later published in book form as President Fu Manchu

In magnificent condition, as if they had just been placed on the doorstep of Mr. Chas Skinner of Watkins Glen, New York (the original recipient). Illustrations, stories, articles, cartoons, and advertisements, all wonderfully evoking a bygone era.

‘President’ Fu Manchu! Does the extent of his fiendish ambition know no bounds? 
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1952 - Herbert Jenkins, London - First Edition
The second of Sax Rohmer’s delightfully entertaining novels featuring the beautiful mysterious female criminal mastermind Sumuru, the female equivalent of Fu Manchu who, apart from being dazzlingly beautiful apparently has "infernal hypnotic gifts".

Sumuru and her organisation are dedicated to the elimination of ugliness and violence from the world. Their dream is a world of beauty, run by beautiful women. Their methods are ingenious and ruthless, and this time ‘Our Lady’ is in New York at her headquarters where the swimming pool is fitted out for her pet Barracuda - of course.
 
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