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OSBORNE, John.

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  1. Look Back in Anger. A Play in Three Acts.
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    Look Back in Anger. A Play in Three Acts.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Bethel Solomons, John Osborne". Bethel Solomons (1885-1965), whose bookplate is on the front pastedown, was an Irish obstetrician and gynaecologist born to a prominent Jewish family. A gifted rugby player, he played internationally for Ireland. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 91589

    Signed: Yes

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  2. Look Back in Anger.
    signed

    Look Back in Anger.

    A Play in Three Acts.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "John Osborne, 8.9.89." From the library of Dr Philip Murray, Irish book collector and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 113593

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The World of Paul Slickey.
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    The World of Paul Slickey.

    With an Introduction by the Author.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his mother on the front free endpaper: "With love - John, 6.5-61" and with the label of the Library of the Hurst at the John Osborne Arvon Centre in Shropshire loosely inserted. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1959

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 90795

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Luther.

    Luther.

    First edition in book form, first impression, of the play which premiered in Nottingham at the Theatre Royal, on 26 June 1961. Learn More
    £40

    Date of Publication: 1961

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98968

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  5. Plays For England. The Blood of the Bambergs. Under Plain Cover.
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1963

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101722

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  6. Plays For England. The Blood of the Bambergs. Under Plain Cover.
    £35

    Date of Publication: 1963

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 59703

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  7. Tom Jones. A Film Script.

    Tom Jones. A Film Script.

    First edition, first impression of the script for the 1963 film of the same name. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101749

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  8. Inadmissible Evidence.
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    Inadmissible Evidence.

    A Play.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. "22.2.65 Just one rose. With love lots. J." and with the label of the Library of the Hurst at the John Osborne Arvon Centre in Shropshire loosely inserted. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90781

    Signed: Yes

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  9. A Bond Honoured. A Play.

    A Bond Honoured. A Play.

    From Lope De Vega.
    First edition, first impresssion. Learn More
    £35

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published:

    Stock Code: 59704

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  10. A Bond Honoured. A Play.
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    A Bond Honoured. A Play.

    From Lope De Vega.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to his mother: "For looking after me in difficult times. Love, John, August ‘66". Loosely inserted are the label of the Library of the Hurst at the John Osborne Arvon Centre in Shropshire and a newspaper review of the play. Learn More
    £425

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published:

    Stock Code: 90793

    Signed: Yes

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  11. A Bond Honoured. A Play.

    A Bond Honoured. A Play.

    From Lope De Vega.
    First edition, first impresssion. Learn More
    £30

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80121

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  12. Very Like a Whale.

    Very Like a Whale.

    First edition, first impression, casebound issue. Learn More
    £40

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 63528

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  13. A Better Class of Person. An Autobiography 19291956; Almost a Gentleman. An Autobiography. Volume II, 19551966.

    A Better Class of Person. An Autobiography 19291956; Almost a Gentleman. An Autobiography. Volume II, 19551966.

    First editions, first impressions, of the playwright's two-part autobiography, described by Melvyn Bragg as a classic: "It is, quite simply, one of the best, most moving, richest and most bitterly truthful autobiographies I have ever read" (writing about A Better Class of Person). Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1981 & 1991

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99809

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