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  1. First editions, each inscribed by the author to Clarissa Eden; 2 vols, 8vo; numerous photogravure illustrations, slight age-toning to leaves; [first work:] publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, yellow endpapers, with the unclipped dustjacket, slightly toned and marked with light edgewear; [second work:] publisher's dark blue cloth, silver lettering to spine, purple endpapers, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, slightly marked with light edgewear; a very good set overall.

    £650
  2. First edition, inscribed by the author to Clarissa Eden; 8vo; numerous illustrations of Beaton's compositions, many photogravure, recipient's post-it notes in text, slight age-toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, silver lettering to spine, grey endpapers, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, some toning to rear panel, short closed tear to head of spine, overall a very good example.

    £225
  3. First edition, first impression; 8vo; 8 black and white illustrated plates, including portrait frontispiece of Rossetti, scattered marginal foxing; publisher's maroon cloth, titles to spine gilt, some spotting to edges, endpapers slightly toned, with the printed dust-jacket, light soiling and staining to jacket, particularly to spine and back panel, a few small closed tears to edges of front and back panels.

    £5,750
  4. First boxed edition; 2 vols (volume one: first edition, fourth impression; volume 2: first edition, first impression), 8vo; volume 2 inscribed by the author to 'Ina'; both vols illustrated with black-and-white plates including portrait frontispieces, map endpapers, family tree in vol one; publisher's pale grey cloth, gilt lettering to spines, original unclipped dust jackets (priced £3), both with light sunning; presented in slightly soiled pictorial pale blue paper-covered slipcase; a bright, clean set.

    £375
  5. First edition, vol I signed on the front prelim: 'From Winston Churchill/ July 24 1924'; 2 vols, 8vo; frontispieces, 16 plates, one folding, occasional spotting to vol. I but in the main, clean and bright; lavish twentieth century full black morocco for Asprey, gilt-panelled and bordered with Churchillian devices to front and rear boards as well as the ribbed spins, silk doublures within twin-panelled dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine set.

    £6,750
  6. First editions, inscribed presentation copies to Sir John Gielgud. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth, dust-wrappers, minor dust-soiling, worm holes on fold of both upper panels, tiny stain to hear of upper panel of first and large stain and a couple of chips to head of second, internally fine.

    £1,250
  7. NEW BOOK. Hardback. (23.4 x 15.6 cm) ; 232pp. black and white illustrations; publisher's black cloth, dust-jacket.

    £22
  8. First edition, signed presentation copy from the author to half title; 8vo; publiaher's black cloth, photographic dust-jacket, a fine example.

    £225
  9. First edition. 8vo., [x], 181 pp., photographic frontispiece and 6 illustrations, original blue cloth lettered in silver, original brown dust-wrapper, a fine copy.

    £180
 

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