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1 BELL, Quentin Bloomsbury. First Edition in dustjacket
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968, 
BELL, Quentin. Bloomsbury. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1968). First UK Edition. Pp. 126. Illustrated. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, white titles to front and spine. Light shelf wear to lower edges, else very good industjacket (two short tears at head of spine). 45.00

Price: 45.00 CDN
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2 STEPHEN, Adrian BELL, Quentin, introd The Dreadnought Hoax
Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, London, 1983, ISBN:0701127473 1983 0701127473 / 9780701127473 
STEPHEN, Adrian. The Dreadnought Hoax. With an introduction by Quentin Bell. London : Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, (1983). Pp. (6),7-61,(1). With 3 b&w photos in the text. Small 8vo 95 x 6 inches), photo-illustrated navy blue cardcovers, gold lettering to spine.

First published in 1936.

"Horace de Vere Cole has been described as 'the most famous joker in Britain, in his lifetime or ever'. His masterpiece was the Dreadnought Hoax, in which he tweaked the tail of the Royal Navy in no uncertain manner. This is the authentic, first-hand account of the hoax and its aftermath, in which gentlemanly retribution was exacted by His Majesty's outraged matelots. In February 1910 the Home Fleet was lying in Weymouth Bay. Flushed with the success of their visit to Cambridge as the uncle of the Sultan of Zanzibar and his entourage, Cole and his friends (who included Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen and his sister Virginia Woolf) conceived an amazingly cheeky stunt. The unsuspecting Commander-in-Chief was informed by telegram of the intention of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Abyssinia to review the Fleet. His bearded and burnoused Majesty, together with his equally dusky suite, disembarked at Weymouth station to be greeted by the full might of nautical ceremonial splendour...

Adrian Stephen's vivid account of what followed was first published in 1936 and has been unavailable for many years. It is wonderfully funny and entertaining; it will also strike a joyful chord in all who prefer cocking snooks to cocking guns." - from the rear cover.

Sparse pencilled marginalia, else very good. 25.00



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3 BELL, Quentin. WOOLF, Virginia). Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Two Volumes in Slipcase.
Hogarth Press, London, 1973, ISBN:070120291 
(WOOLF, Virginia). BELL, Quentin. Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Volume One:Virginia Stephen, 1882 to 1912. Volume Two: Mrs. Woolf, 1912 to 1941. Lond on: The Hogarth Press, 1973. [Vol. 1: Fifth Printing, June 1973; Vol. 2: Fourth Printing, February 1973]. I. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(3),1-230, frontispiece,+ 12 p. of black and white photos; II. Pp. (4),v-ix,(3),1-300, frontispiec e, + 14 p. of black and white photos. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, greycloth with gilt lettering to spines, in blue paper-covered slipcase (with two paper photo labels to case. Title page and contents page of volume two loose but present, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. In slipcase.Due to the weight of this set, extra shipping charges may be necessary on international orders. The set for 50.00

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