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Present Indicative - Noël Coward

1937 - Doubleday, Garden City - First Edition
First edition of the first of Noël Coward’s autobiographies, sumptuously bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey’s of London, which he would have approved wholeheartedly.

Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs - ‘
I was photographed naked on a cushion very early in life, an insane, toothless smile slitting my face and pleats of fat overlapping me like an ill-fitting overcoat. Later, at the age of two, I was photographed again. This time in a lace dress, leaning against a garden roller and laughing hysterically. If these photographs can be found they will adorn this book.’

‘Thus begins the life story of one of the most celebrated characters in British theatrical history. Displaying an early dedication to the theatre,
Present Indicative hints at the success that would come to Coward as actor, playwright, novelist and performer. Each line is punctuated with his trademark effervescent wit, making this book a comic tour de force in it's own right.’ [Methuen] 
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1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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The Indigo Necklace - Frances Crane

1945 - Random House, New York - First Edition
A fine example of the rubbing-prone dust jacket with a very good book which appears to have been matched to the dust jacket, would benefit from a better book.

Featuring crime solving couple Lieutenant Pat and Jean Abbot, the locationn isis New Orleans and the famous French quarter.
 
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The Futile Alibi - An Inspector French Detective Story - Freeman Wills Crofts

1938 - Dodd, New York - First American Edition
‘A successful financier is found dead in his houseboat at Henley during the Regatta. It looks like suicide but Inspector French is worried about the case.’ 
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Murderers Make Mistakes - Freeman Wills Crofts

1947 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
Twenty three short stories that then formed the basis for eighteen short radio plays broadcast by the BBC from 1943 to 1945. 
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Magick in Theory and Practice by The Master Therion - Aleister Crowley

1929 (actually 1930) - Published for Subscribers Only, Paris - First Hardback Edition
A fine first edition in complete and thus rare example of the dust jacket.

Crowley's masterwork considered by many as the foremost book on ceremonial magic written in the twentieth century. This, the scarce original was privately printed in 1929 after Crowley failed to find a publisher in London.

Before I touched my teens, I was already aware that I was THE BEAST whose number is 666

Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.’ 
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Moonchild. A Prologue - Aleister Crowley

1929 - The Mandrake Press, London - First Edition
Moonchild remains Aleister Crowley’s most famous fictional work, an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous derogatory, (and often thinly disguised) pen portraits of colleagues, friends and enemies, many of whom were based on the members of Crowley’s fascinating inner circle during the 1920s, such as Mahatera Phang, largely thought to represent dancer and artist Isadora Duncan. 
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The Belgrave Manor Crime - Moray Dalton

1935 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition
A rare title in the complete, bright and thus rare dust jacket, by one of the lesser known of Golden Age detective fiction writers.

Featuring the psychic investigator Cosmo Thor, Detective Inspector Hugh Collier and Superintendent Cardew, in a case that threatens to ruin Collier’s career.
 
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