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Poets of Our Time

Laurie Lee, John Betjeman, Ted Hughes, R S Thomas
From Laurie Lee’s personal collection, the poet’s copy of this anthology that he appears in, dating from the 1960s. Decorative paper covered boards, big bump at the base of the spine, in a very good jacket. Lee has written a somewhat dismissive original piece of verse in pencil to the flyleaf, gently mocking his fellow poets: ‘And in this Poets of… Read more…


Specification of Works required to done and Materials to be used in the Pulling Down of Nos 10, 12, and 14 Stamfords Street

Arthur Sykes; J Sainsbury
Probably unique surviving copy of this specification for demolition and construction of a new warehouse in Blackfriars, London for the retailer, J Sainsbury. Printed card wrappers, black cloth spine, fraying somewhat. A very detailed index of contents is followed by the 148 page text, reproduced from manuscript. Arthur Sykes (1862-1940) was the arc… Read more…


Hammersmith Hoy: A Book of Minor Revelations

Nigel Playfair - Albert W Wickens
A presentation copy inscribed by Playfair ‘For Mr. & Mrs. Wickens in gratitude for their kind and continued appreciation of my small endeavours. Nigel Playfair’ on a blank before the main book. The book has been rebound later to accommodate the fascinating insertions which illustrate Playfair’s career. The binding is half russet silk with decorativ… Read more…