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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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A COLLECTION OF MEMOIRS AND NON-FICTION WORKS, COMPRISING:
i) Clare Sheridan. Across Europe with Satanella. London: Duckworth, 1925, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Dear Leigh & Vive | you didn’t know ‘us’ | then … but you | know us now! | love | Clare | (Oct 1935)”) on the half-title, 8vo, original green cloth, two spots of soiling to boards

ii) Nigel Tangye. The Air is our Concern. London: Methuen, 1935, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For | Vivien Leigh Holman | With my best wishes | Nigel Tangye | 16.7.35 London”) on the front free endpaper, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, dust-jacket worn

iii) Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Heavenly Hell. London: Putnam, 1935, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Vivling. | The sweetest and loveliest | person I know. | With love and admiration | Dick”) on the dedication page, photographic plates, original blue cloth;

iv) Hector Bolitho. Marie Tempest. London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1936, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Vivien Leigh | with my devotion | Hector Bolitho”) on the front free endpaper, original yellow cloth, cloth darkened

v) Clare Sheridan. Arab Interlude. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1936, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To dear sweet | ‘Vivling’, who knows us | so well, but knows | nothing of the Arab | interlude in my life! | With my love | Clare | Xmas. 1936”) on the half-title, original orange cloth; 

vi) Russell Birdwell. I Ring Doorbells. New York: Julian Messner, 1939, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Vivien | Parting is such | sweet sorrow! | But let’s hope (for | my sake) we get | together again - | soon! | Best | from | Birdwell”) on the front free endpaper, original grey cloth, lettered in red; 

vii) Marian King. Elizabeth. The Tudor Princess. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1940, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For Vivien Leigh…”) on the front free endpaper, original red cloth, dust-jacket, some soiling to boards

viii) Ivor Brown. A Word in your Ear. London: Cape, 1942, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Vivien | with admiration. | from | Ivor Brown | Sept 1942”) on the front free endpaper, original pink cloth, faded

ix) Godfrey Winn. Scrapbook of Victory. London: Hutchinson & Co., [c.1945], 4to, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("For Vivien Leigh | in admiration [...] with the author's sincere good wishes | Godfrey Winn") on the front free endpaper, photographic plates, original dark blue cloth;

x) Sigmund Spaeth. At Home with Music. New York: Doubleday, 1946, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("With the author’s | best wishes | Sigmund Spaeth”) on the front free endpaper, original green cloth; 

xi) Christopher Sykes. Character & Situation. London: Collins, 1949, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Vivien | with love from | Christopher | October 1949 | (useful for passing the time | between calls – not | much more.)”) on the front free endpaper, original red cloth, dust-jacket; 

xii) Geoffrey Shakespeare. Let candles be brought in. London: Macdonald, 1949, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To a great actress | from a humble author. | Geoffrey Shakespeare | Nov 1949”) on the front free endpaper, original red cloth; 

xiii) Christopher Sykes. Two Studies in Virtue. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953, 8vo, presentation copy inscribed to Leigh Holman (“For Leigh Holman | with the | affectionate Regards | of | Christopher Sykes | 19 Sep 53”) on the front free endpaper, original blue-green cloth; 

xiv) Helen Keller. Teacher. Anne Sullivan Macy. New York: Doubleday, 1955, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Vivien Leigh | whose sweet personality | I remember with delight, | I present this heart | television of my | teacher as I knew her. | Affectionately | Helen Keller | November 16th 1955”) on the front free endpaper, original black cloth; 

xv) Donald Friend. A Collection of Hillendiana. Sydney: Ure Smith, 1956, 4to, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For Vivien Leigh - | I couldn’t find the Horror [?] Children’s | book for your collection – so instead | there’s this – the product of the | most childish of you admirers - | Donald Friend”) on the half-title, original two tone cloth, dust-jacket, jacket a little worn

xvi) Francis Robinson. Caruso. New York and London: The Studio Publications, 1957, 4to, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Because of Page 9 | and for many other | reasons - | with infinite admiration – Francis Robinson | New York | 1958”) on the front free endpaper, original black cloth, dust-jacket, jacket a little worn

xvii) Moss Hart. Act One. New York: Random House, 1959, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For Larry and Vivien - | Fondly and always | Moss | July 1959”) on the half-title, original buckram; 

xviii) Christopher Sykes. Orde Wingate. London: Collins, 1959, 8vo, presentation copy inscribed to Leigh Holman (“For Leigh | with affection | regards | Christopher | May 1959”) on the front free endpaper, original red cloth, dust-jacket, loss to lower section of spine of dust-jacket; 

xix) Stephen Watts. Moonlight on a lake in Bond Street. London: The Bodley Head, 1961, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Vivien | with love from | Stephen”) on the front free endpaper, original black cloth, dust-jacket; 

xx) Graeme Ogden. My Sea Lady. London: Hutchinson, 1963, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Dearest Vivien | as one girl to | another, I hope you | will enjoy this book. | You might even remember | the chap who wrote it. | I wonder if “Sally” | reminds you of anybody | we know? | Fondest love | from | Lady Madelaine. | Graeme Ogden Jan 1963”) on the front free endpaper, original green cloth, dust-jacket, jacket a little worn

xxi) Richard A. Cooke. Once Around Lightly. New York: Exposition Press, 1967, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Lady Olivier | Some banquets [?] | for you | Dick Cooke” on a preliminary blank, original buckram, dust-jacket (21)


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