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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1819207
Published by Chatto & Windus. Circa 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow boards, black & white illustrations. ISBN: 0701106050. Fourth impression. Boards a little bowed. Light browning to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned.

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THAMES: SACRED RIVER
Written by Peter Ackroyd.
Stock no. 2132619
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A biography of the river, from source to sea. Exploring its history from prehistoric times to the present day. 490 pages. Colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780701172848. Small mark to outer page edges. Wrapper spine is faded. Also: Wrapper appears to have been cut (apparently by publisher?), so that it has waves of the Thames river, going upto the bridges.

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THE VANISHING MAN: IN PURSUIT OF VELAZQUEZ
Written by Laura Cumming. Illustrated by Diego De Silva Velazquez.
Stock no. 1819122
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

The captivating and mysterious tale of a Victorian bookseller whose fate was changed forever by the greatest painter of all time. An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780701188443. SIGNED and dated by the author (no dedication) to title page.

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ON CHAPEL SANDS: MY MOTHER AND OTHER MISSING PERSONS
Written by Laura Cumming.
Stock no. 1819119
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2019. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Laura Cumming grew up enthralled by her mother's strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet of the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. A book of mystery and memoir. Blue boards, white title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781784742478. SIGNED by the author to title page (no dedication). Couple of very minor marks to text block.

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A STANLEY SPENCER ALMANACK
No author listed. Illustrated by Stanley Spencer.
Stock no. 2132476
Published by Chatto & Windus; The Hogarth Press. 1st thus 1983. Very good condition.

Black cloth spine, gilt title. Marbled/decorated boards. Originally published in 1926, this is a reprint edition with his designs. ISBN: 0701139145. A few marks to spine. Contents are excellent - with no entries from any previous owner.

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LONDON THE BIOGRAPHY
Written by Peter Ackroyd.
Stock no. 1818737
Published by Chatto & Windus. Circa 2000. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

822 pages. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. A definitive account of the city. ISBN: 1856197166. Two small grease spots to rear board and slight discolouration.

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THE HITLER EMIGRES: THE CULTURAL IMPACT ON BRITAIN OF REFUGEES FROM NAZISM
Written by Daniel Snowman.
Stock no. 1818466
Published by Chatto & Windus. Circa 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0701168803. Text block browned. Pencil erasure marks on front pastedown. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby to spine.

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STAG HUNTING WITH THE "DEVON AND SOMERSET" 1887-1901
Written by Philip Evered. Illustrated by H.M. Lomas.
Stock no. 1818318
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1902. Very good condition.

An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Red cloth boards, gilt titles, gilt vignette of stag head to front. Colour and b/w photos. B/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded, small split in cloth to head of spine at either side. Name & date in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. A few scattered foxspots to contents.

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FLYING AN EPITOME AND A FORECAST
Written by Claude Grahame-White.
Stock no. 2131577
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1930. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos throughout. Spine is browned. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges; foxing; also to page margins. Wrapper is very badly damaged; torn with half of spine MISSING: other pieces are taped back together on a white sheet of paper (now browned); tape marks etc.

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A TRAMP ABROAD
Written by Mark Twain. Illustrated by Mark Twain; W.F. Brown; True Williams; B. Day.
Stock no. 2131113
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1880. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth covers, black illustration and gilt titles to front and spine. Floral endpapers. 564 pages. 32 pages of adverts to rear dated August 1880, so this is a reprint edition in same year as first (first had a catalogue dated June 1880). 314 b/w illustrations to text throughout. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Couple of small splits to cloth at top of spine, which is also browned. A few small white 'splash' spots to covers. Foxing and margin marks.

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THE SHADOWLESS MAN
Written by Adelbert Von Chamisso. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 2130448
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1910. Almost very good condition.

Blue illustrated cloth showing man with cape and stick walking toward the reader. Red titles on yellow background. Colour frontis with tissue guard. 16 b/w plates and b/w text illustrations. 106 pages. Scuffing to covers. Bumping along edges and corners. Browning and marks to rear cover. Marks and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. All plates present.

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TWENTY-FOUR PORTRAITS
No author listed. Illustrated by William Rothenstein.
Stock no. 2130287
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1923. Very good condition.

Cloth spine, white title labels to spine and front cover. With critical appreciations by various hands. Second Series. Limited edition to 1500 copies. Spine and a couple of cover edges are browned. Bumping and wear to corners and top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.

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