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Borges, Jorge Luis: (di Giovanni, Norman Thomas, trans.:) A Universal History of Infamy. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1972. 1st US edition. 8vo., pp.146. Quarter black cloth with red cloth boards, gilt title to spine, black endpapers. Top edge a little dusty, very good. Dust-jacket shelf-worn, slightly tattered at edge but still very good overall. First US edition, and therefore the first edition in English, preceeding the UK edition by a year.   Ref: 51551 
£25
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Bornstein, Daniel E.: The Bianchi of 1399. Popular Devotion in Late Medieval Italy. London: Cornell University Press, 1993. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 232. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges slightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, sticker remains to upper wrapper, a bit of shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 39535 
£12
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Botton, Alain de: How Proust Can Change Your Life. London: Picador, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 215, [iii]. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. Dust-jacket lightly shelf worn but very good overall. Contemporary newspaper review loosely inserted.   Ref: 51645 
£20
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Boustead, Hugh: The Wind of Morning. An Autobiography. London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. 8vo., pp. 240 + plates. Author signed. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good. Dust-jacket a little shelf worn with small area of delamination to rear. Still very good. Signed by the author to the title-page, the signature dated Jan. 1980.   Ref: 51630 
£20
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death in the Fifth Position; Death Before Bedtime; Death Likes it Hot. London: Heinemann, 1979. 3 vols. 8vo., pp.150; 161, [i]; 151, [i]. Orange, green and red cloth respectively, black titles to spines. Some endcaps a little creased, top edges dusty, very good overall. A little light shelf wear to dust-jackets, some edges a bit creased but again very good overall. 1979 reissues of the 1952-4 UK first editions. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal’s Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51643 
£75
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death Likes It Hot. London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 212. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Patches of staining to fore-edge corners of free endpapers front and rear (possibly from metal clips?) transferring a little to half-title and final leaf, edges lightly toned, good. Dust-jacket price-clipped, spine creased, a little tattered at edges, still good. Small inkstamp of Tyrell’s Book Shop, Pacific Highway to front paste-down. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal’s Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51550 
£40
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Brant, Sebastian: (Zeydel, Edwin H. trans.:) The Ship of Fools. Columbia University Press, 1944. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. viii, [ii], 399, [i]. Illustrations in the text. dark green cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge sprinkled blue. A little rubbed, edges a bit toned, very good. No dust-jacket. Translated into rhyming couplets with introduction and commentary by Edwin H. Zeydel. Reproduces the original woodcut illustrations. Number XXXVI of the Records of Civilization Sources and Studies series (Austin P. Evans, ed.).   Ref: 51638 
£40
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Brinton, Thomas: (Devlin, Sister Mary Aquinas, ed.:) The Sermons of Thomas Brinton, Bishop of Rochester (1373-1389). London: Royal Historical Society, 1954. 2 Vols. 8vo., pp. xxxviii, 240; 278. Blue cloth, a little soiled to spine and edges. Gilt to spines. Camden Third Series LXXXV   Ref: 37709 
£24
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Britton, John: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury; Illustrated with a Series of Engravings [...] London: M.A. Nattali, 1836. Large 4to (300 x 230mm), pp. viii, 113, [i], 10 + additional engraved title-page, and 31 further plates as called for. Occasional light foxing, a few faint smudges. Slightly later half brown calf, raised bands, gilt title to spine, blue textured cloth-covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine a bit scuffed, endcaps and corners worn, a little rubbed but very good. Publisher’s catalogue to rear.   Ref: 51327 
£100
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Brooks, Eric St John: The Irish Cartularies of Llanthony Prima & Secunda. Dublin: Staionery Office, 1953. 8vo., pp. xxxii, 345. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine sunned and slightly cocked, fabric lifting just slightly at upper top corner, toning to free endpapers, edges lightly dusted, very good. No dust-jacket. Price stamp to front paste-down. Irish Manuscripts Commision.   Ref: 50500 
£35
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