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1975.GAMES, Abram. Poster for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, centenary campaign. Stratford-upon-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre. [1975].


£498


Framed poster, 30 x 20 ins., with a design that uses Shakespeare’s play list in a 17th century typeface to create his face in profile, the play list is white against a shaded red background; not examined out of frame, but appears to be in very good condition.


Inscribed in pencil by the artist: “For charles in old friendship, A. Games.”


Abram Games (1914-1996) was one of the great poster designers of the 20th century. his work includes such famous WW2 propaganda posters as Your Talk May Kill Your Comrades and Don’t Crow About What You Know About, as well as many posters for London Transport, BoAc, the GPo and other British organizations.


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1976. POWELL, Jeff. Bobby moore. The Authorised Biography. Everest Books Limited. 1976.


£450


8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. illustrated with black and white photographs. A very good copy.


First edition inscribed by moore on title-page “Best wishes Bobby moore”.


1977. LACEY, Robert. majesty. Elizabeth ii and the house of Windsor. Hutchinson of London, 1977.


£18


8vo, original boards, in dust-jacket; illustrated with black and white photographs; a little rubbing and bumping to extremities but near fine.


First edition. Sold with three typed letters signed from the author to the art critic and journalist Bevis hillier on Sunday Times headed paper discussing possible articles which hillier was to write. Also one autograph letter signed on Robert Lacey’s personal stationary about hillier’s invitation to meet the Queen mother.


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