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Hand On the Alibi: A Novel of Detection by John Bude [Ernest Elmore] (£453.00)Publisher: London: Skeffington & Son — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and a little loss at the tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is halved at the spine with a rather amateur tape repair,yellowing, to the reverse. Boards dulled. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned overall but with spotting to both pastedowns. Description: 4th impression.Notes: Jacket designed by Nick. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 256 [16] pages. Tags: nick fiction novels literature stories story novella short keywords unentered
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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The Narrow Corner by W. Somerset Maugham (£169.00)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 1932Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the head of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is nicked at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight overall if a little age-toned. A nice copy in the right dust wrapper. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Youngman Carter. Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 293 pages. Tags: youngman carter fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english
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The Young 'Un by Norah [Tempe] Pulling (£153.00)Publisher: London, New York: Transatlantic Arts Ltd. — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and top of the upper panel, further nicks and chips and some markings. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Hazel Sibbitt. Size: 9½" x 7¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: pulling hazel sibbitt young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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Á La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust (£116.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1941Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All volumes are a little tanned at the spines, more lightly to the boards. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. A presentable set. Description: From the cover: “Marcel Proust’s continuous novel Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du Cote de Chez Swann (1913); II. À I’Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs (1918), awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1919; III. Le Cote de Guermantes I (1920); IV. Le Cote de Guermantes II, Sodome et Gomorrhe I (1921); V. Sodome et Gomorrhe II (1922); VI. La Prisonnière (1923); VII. Albertine Disparue (1925); VIII.

Le Temps Retrouve Du Côté de Chez Swann has been published in English as Swann’s Way: A I’Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs as Within A Budding Grove: Le Côté de Guermantes as The Guermantes Way: Sodome et Gomorrhe as Cities Of The Plain: La Prisomière as The Captive: Albertine Disparue as The Sweet Cheat Gone: and Le Temps Retrouvé as Time Regained. The first seven parts were translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff; the eighth by Stephen Hudson.”

In this uniform edition the volumes are:

1. Swann’s Way. Part I [1943]
2. Swann’s Way. Part II [1943]
3. Within A Budding Grove. Part I [1943]
4. Within A Budding Grove. Part II [1943]
5. The Guermantes Way. Part I [1943]
6. The Guermantes Way. Part II [1943]
7. Cities of The Plain. Part I [1943]
8. Cities of The Plain. Part II [1943]
9. The Captive. Part I [1941]
10. The Captive. Part II [1941]
11. The Sweet Cheat Gone [1944]
12. Time Regained [1944]
Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. Tags: scott moncrieff stephen hudson 8th volume fiction novels literature stories story novella short recherche temps perdu english swann way within budding grove guermantes cities plain captive sweet cheat gone time regained marcel proust
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Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (£103.00)Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the foot of both panels. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. A decent copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Roger Mayne. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: roger mayne first editions firsts printings 1st london england social life customs 20th century fiction jazz clubs soho notting hill 1950s teddy gangs carefree lifestyle sex drugs rock roll
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Dragons Live Forever by Robert Swindells (£103.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340227699]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Boards faded at the margins and the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Petula Stone. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: 0340227699 fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st swindells dragons children english
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Aunt Judy's Christmas Volume for 1874 by H. K. F. Gatty & J. H. Ewing (£102.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a rubbed at extremities, fraying at head, tail and corners. Offset to endpapers. Edges of text block tanned and spotted. Hinges weak at the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with light spotting throughout.Description: Red half leather binding with gilt titling to spine with 7 gilt bands. 760pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by W.H. Petherick; A. W. Bayes; Gordon Browne; A. S. Gatty;.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". 760 pages. Tags: ewing young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Bed That Knew How to Fly by Frances Maitland-Nimmo (£101.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tone. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosemary who slept in a cot with sides, but she was growing so fast that her feet touched the bottom and her head touched the top. It was clearly time that she had a new bed. Buy me, whispered a funny little bed in the corner of the furniture store — so Rosemary did, and very glad she was too, because this bed knew how to fly! An enchanting little story by an author who really knows the ways of children. They will be entranced by Rosemary’s visits to the seaside, the circus and the gypsy encampment, and last of all her journey with Father Christmas, all in her magic bed. Molly Brett’s imaginative illustrations blend well with the story, making a picture book which will be a firm bedtime favourite.”
Notes: Illustrated by Molly Brett. Size: 8½" x 6½". Yellow boards. 45 pages. Tags: maitland-nimmo molly brett young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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John Trusty by S. G. [Sydney George] Hulme Beaman (£99.00)Publisher: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. — 1938Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine, less so to the boards. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Shaken, with the colour frontis now loose. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Plates remain bright and clean. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [11]; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Illustrated by S. G. Beaman. Size: 11" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 117 pages. Tags: beaman literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Still She Wished For Company by Margaret Irwin (£80.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by Janet Duchesne. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Peacock Book series. 202 pages. Tags: and biographies century eighteenth enchanting english fiction future ghost-story historical himself dissatisfied into worldly project set sister texts strange the twentieth
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Strange Attractor Journal Two by Edited by Mark Pilkington (£70.00)Publisher: London: Strange Attractor Journal — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780954805418]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". [VI] 418 pages. Tags: pilkington 9780954805418 english fiction short stories
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The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta [3 Volumes] by Frank Frazetta (£69.00)Publisher: London & Sydney: Pan Books — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330247972]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a scuff to the spine of volume III which also has a short tear to the join at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned on all volumes and just encroaching the margins of some of the plates. Description: 3 volumes of 5, only. Volume I is a reprint of the 1975 edition. Volume II is the first US edition of 1977. Volume III is the first US edition of 1978. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Frazetta is without question the master of Fantasy Art. He exploded all the old preconceptions of Fantasy as a pastoral realm of cute elves, sprites and wise wizards, and re-envisioned it as a brutal wilderness inhabited by virile, ruthless warriors hewn from pure muscle, and armour-clad amazons with astonishingly voluptuous bodies, locked in perpetual combat with horrific primeval monsters and demons.

Once Frazetta had wielded his paints Fantasy could never be the same again. Born in Brooklyn in 1928, he absorbed the colourful pulp adventures of Tarzan and Flash Gordon, and in the fifties he excited the next generation of Fantasy-lovers with his comics and illustrations for the seductive lady blood-sucker, Vampirella, and most fatuously Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan The Barbarian. His work, with its high levels of testosterone, wicked humour and compositional skill, has been a profound influence on film-makers such as John Milius, Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. In the sixties Frazetta’s images became the poster art for psychedelic counterculture.

Frazetta was no political radical, but his art ripped apart the clean, ordered world of suburban America and replaced it with a gorgeously rendered wasteland of violence and sensuality.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Betty Ballantine. Size: 11¼" x 9". 0 pages. Tags: frazetta ballantine american fantastic comic books strips fiction artists drawing drawings illustration commercial art science
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Brave Dame Mary: Or the Siege of Corfe Castle by Mary Bankes (£68.00)Publisher: The Sheldon Press — 1924Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends and corners. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Prize plate (Boys' Brigade, 1929) to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Fawn boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Historical series. [VII] 124 [14] pages. Tags: george bankes story corfe castle great britain history civil war fiction mary lady dorset castles biographies
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Colonel Rolfe's Story, and Other Stories by J. [John] Erskine Clarke (£68.00)Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Prize plate to the pastedown. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside some pencil notes relating to the content of the book and the author. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: Colonel Rolfe's Story; Barbara's Cross; Going for a Soldier; Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece to each book;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 36/36/36 [16] pages. Tags: young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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Lamastre by Michael Strong (£68.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709014007]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: From the cover: “Once the top hit-man of Europe. Lamastre had been dealt with effectively and painfully by Harold Levi, the financier who never gave in to pressure. And now Lamastre has escaped from the German prison where Levi had put him while, in Zurich, the fat-cats who had procured his release, rubbed their whiskers and laughed at the thought of the revenge that Lamastre would take on Levi, a man they feared as a miser fears ruin.

The action swings from Germany, to France, to Zurich, to Southeast Asia and back to London and rural England with Hong Kong bankers. Bangkok bar-girls, an ex-Guardsman, a former Israeli commando and the finest pair of killers that Paris can produce, all involved in the intricate and fast-moving plot. And, of course, there is Ferguson, hired by Levi to hunt and destroy Lamastre, who almost succeeds yet doesn’t quite fail.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Malcolm Grealy. Size: 7½" x 4¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: malcolm grealy 0709014007 first editions firsts printings 1st fiction english hitmen killers assassins assassination escape prison israeli commando
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The Charon Tapes by W. D. Pereira (£68.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709149840]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-Library: Tape remnants to the boards; First blank removed; Library stamp to the title page verso; Leans slightly. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Boards a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: pereira 0709149840 english fiction earthman fantasy future living machines mars mysterious planetary astrophysical solar novels planet race robotics robots science spacers sun system terran sci rocket ships spaceships colonies colony stars texts
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
The Hornblower Companion by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£68.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with a few small nicks / tears but no loss. Book a little rubbed at extremities, slightly bumped at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and generally a very pleasant copy.Description: How did Hornblower come to be thought of? How did it happen that this epic biography was begun in the middle? How did it come about that the midshipman grew into the captain? How were the plots constructed? Many more questions are answered in this exciting book. 140pp. Maps. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Jacket Designed by Michael Harvey. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: adventures destroyers napoleonic battleship submarine seafaring justinion cruisers novellas merchant maritime nautical stories sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo novels vessel marine dinghy ships royal craft naval liner boat wars navy ship sea
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The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov (£64.00)Publisher: London: Collins & Harvill Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002619059]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, without loss although untidy and now tape-reinforced on the verso, with sunning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise bar for small tear at the foot of the last two leaves. Description: From the cover: “The time — 1918. The place — Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, torn by revolution and civil war. The people — the Turbin family of two brothers and a sister, whose home is a calm pool of affection, warmth and humanity in a maelstrom of cold, snow, violence and sudden death. Alexei Turbin, eldest brother and head of the family, is a doctor returned from the war; his sister Elena is married to an unpleasant Baltic German who scuttles away like a rat as soon as danger threatens. The youngest is Nikolka, at seventeen just out of officer-cadet school and a volunteer in one of the scratch units manned by officers which formed the White Guard in the Ukraine. A cuckoo in their nest is their hopeless cousin from Zhitomir, Lariosik, a charming bungler who always says the wrong thing, breaks everything he touches, yet is welcomed into the Turbins’ charmed circle with love and kindness.

At the beginning, the Germans are still occupying Kiev, propping up the feeble regime of the Hetman Skoropadsky. Their cause lost in advance by the Hetman’s ignoble defection, Alexei and Nikolka Turbin and their White Guard officer friends make a brave but futile attempt to resist the capture of Kiev by the adventurer Petlyura and his army of long-moustached, baggy-trousered, trigger-happy Ukrainian roughnecks.

Savage while it lasts, Petlyura’s occupation of Kiev is at least short and as his motley troops slink away, Bulgakov coins an image of power which is the perfect antithesis to the cosy, womb-like interior of the Turbin’s home: on the track outside Kiev, hissing gently, waiting to grind inexorably into the city, stands the huge steel-clad articulated juggernaut of a Bolshevik armoured train.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. Foreword or introduction by Viktor Nekrasov. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st fiction bulgakov translations english ukraine history revolution russian literary classic classics
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On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (£63.00)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Spine gently faded. Top edges of text block spotted. Leans slightly. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Tape offset to endpapers.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Garth Williams. Size: 7½" x 5". 220 pages. Tags: and blizzard built caused children's dugout face family fiction flood frontier grasshoppers her house ingalls juvenile laura life live minnesota misfortunes move new pioneer stories they until where wilder
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The Grass Roof by Younghill Kang (£62.00)Publisher: New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages deeply tanned by age. Small sticker remnant to the front pastedown. Rear hinge starting. Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Orange boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VII] 367 pages. Tags: kang younghill 1903-1972 mi-ru?k 1899-1950 childhood youth authors korean 20th century koreans travel japan fiction young men korea german history
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Human Nature: Fact and Fiction by Edited by Robin Headlam Wells & Johnjoe McFadden (£59.50)Publisher: Continuum — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0826485464]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “What do we mean by ‘human nature’? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture? It has been claimed that ‘the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities’ (Edward O. Wilson). This ground-breaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between what C.P. Snow called ‘the two cultures’, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. Human Nature — Fact and Fiction is a major new contribution to the debate on human nature, set to be required reading for anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences who is interested in understanding what defines us as human beings — in what we are, and why.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by A. C. Grayling. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 200 pages. Tags: adorno adultery adventures aesthetics agassiz agency aggression alan alice's alien allegory althusser altruism amadeus analysis andrew anthropology anti-semitism antonio approach aries aristotelians artificial arts asperger's attacks austen austin autism balibar baron-cohen barthes beckett beethoven behavior behaviours bellow benign berlin bernard beteille biological blackmore blakemore blank-slate bloom bookchin bovary bowker brain brent
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Scholar Gypsies by John Buchan (£57.00)Publisher: London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: Macmillan & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly soiled. Blanks tanned. Small name card to the pastedown. Tissue-guards tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition. Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece [Tissue-guarded]; Tissue-guarded Black & White Plates [7];Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Brown Spine Strip to Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Arcady Library series. [206] [16] pages. Tags: arcady library fiction novels literature stories story novella short
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Once Walked With Gods by James Barclay (£56.50)Publisher: Gollancz — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0575085029]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Small crease to the foot of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. No. 1 in the series.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Elves series. 360 pages. Tags: can civil demonic elf elven elves fantasy fiction general immortal one race the unite war warrior young
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Are You Dave Gorman? by Gorman Dave; Wallace Danny; (£53.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091879647]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Dave German and Danny Wallace are flatmates and drinking partners, a combination that results in one of the most unusual and intriguing bets ever made. During a night out in an East End pub, the pair had an argument. Dave thought there must be hundreds of people in the world who shared his name. Danny didn’t. They were drunk. Five hours later they were on a train to Scotland… That morning, they unwittingly kick-started an uncontrollable adventure that would eventually take them over 25,000 miles around the world, finding and meeting complete strangers with only one thing in common — they were all called Dave German too. During their six month odyssey, Dave and Danny were caught in a tornado in New York, they lost their shoes in Norway and they caused a security alert at an Israeli airport. They met greenkeepers, booksellers, carpetfitters, gurus, policemen, film stars and a semi-retired lighthouse technician.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 314 pages. Tags: absurdity amusing and anecdotes article author book chuckle clowning comedian comedy comic comical danny dave english essayist essays farce fiction funniness funny gag general gorman hilarious hilarity hoax humor humorist humorous humour jest jesting joker jokes journeys laugh literature narrative novel novelist prose pun satirist side slapstick stand-up story tale tall text the travelogues travels voyages wallace wit witticism witty writer writing yarn
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O Is For Outlaw by Sue Grafton (£53.50)Publisher: Ballantine — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0449003787]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Once Mickey Magruder was a cop with a wild streak. And Kinsey Millhone was a younger cop who adored and married him. Then Mickey was implicated in a fatal beating, and Kinsey walked out. Now, fourteen years later, she comes face-to-face with those tragic years and Mickey’s harrowing downward spiral after he lost the job he loved — and the marriage he loved a little less. Mickey lies dying in an L.A. hospital. Trying to find out how Mickey got there, Kinsey uncovers evidence that he was innocent of the beating charge. But as she searches through the lives that swirled around Mickey’s — lives gone wrong and lives gone well — Kinsey must also search the blind spots of her own life, including one that hides a killer.”Notes: Size: .300. 354 pages. Tags: investigators detectives fictitious detective character millhone mystery fiction private kinsey states united crime
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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Gogol [Nikoláy Vasilévich Gógol] (£53.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140442731]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ronald Wilks. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: pushkin and cossack customs english essays extraction fiction his horror increasingly into jerusalem liberal life mania moralizing pilgrimage popular prey regime religious romantic russia several social the translations tsarist ukrainian zhukovsky
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The Unholy Wish by Mrs. Henry Wood (£53.00)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little marked. Leans faintly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: New edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1890?] Contains: The Unholy Wish; The Foggy Night At Oxford; The Surgeon’s Daughters; The Brilliant Keeper; Two Marriages; The Mail-Cart Robbery; Millicent’s Folly; The Parson’s Oath; A Mesmerist Of The Years Gone By; A Soldier’s Career;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Green boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 451 pages. Tags: English literature Fiction Miscellaneous
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Won, But Lost! Or The Mine Sprung At The Wizard's Point Volume I by Marianne H. Lumsden (£48.00)Publisher: Kerby & Endean — 1879Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Heavily faded at the spine. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Vol I of II onlyNotes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Red boards with Gilt on Black Title Plate titling to the Spine. 182 pages. Tags: english literature fiction miscellaneous lumsden
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Trafalgar Re-fought by Sir W. L. [William Laird] Clowes & A. H. [Alan Hughes] Burgoyne (£46.00)Publisher: London, Edinburgh, Dublin & New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1905Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges weak at the title page. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Plates [15]; Fold-Out Battle Plans [5];Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Bevelled Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 328 pages. Tags: burgoyne english literature fiction juvenile
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Kavanagh: A Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (£43.00)Publisher: W. Kent & Co. — 1858Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at the extremities, considerably faded. Spotting throughout, heavier toward the start and finish. A pleasant, rather than exciting, copy.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Illustrated by Birket Foster. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 136 pages. Tags: wood-engraver and birket english engraver fiction foster half-title henry humphreys illustrated kent literature longfellow metaphysical miscellaneous myles noel poetry printer vizetelly wood-engravings woods
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The Rowan Tree by Graham Sutton (£43.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with the spine shattered but untidly reinforced with tape to the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 [2] pages. Tags: english fiction farm the lake district secret business every part queen’s realm texts first editions firsts printings 1st
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Wife To The Bastard by Hilda Lewis (£43.00)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small snag to the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Leans vaguely. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: first editions firsts printings 1st britain history normandy france queens fiction william conqueror medieval viking ancestors queen wielded power ruled ruthless bitterness unloved old age husband wife historical novel
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
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The Cross Roads, Or a Choice in Life: A Story for Young Women and Older Girls by Charlotte M. [Mary] Yonge (£42.00)Publisher: London, New York: National Society's Depository, Thomas Whittaker — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is rubbed at the joins. First blank removed. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Advertisements [24]; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 240 pages. Tags: yonge young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Doctor's Double: An Anglo-Australian Sensation by Nat Gould (£41.00)Publisher: London: The Modern Publishing Company — 1935Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with loss at the spine ends, staining to the spine and margins of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned with the front hinge starting. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. A later printing, but uncommon in any, originally published London, circa 1896. Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 7" x 4½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Nat Gould's Sporting Novels series. [4] 254 pages. Tags: nat gould sporting novels fiction literature stories story novella short
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Both the Ladies and the Gentlemen by William Donaldson (£38.00)Publisher: Talmy Franklin — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090073535X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise but slightly musty.Description: From the cover: “As I might well be the only ponce with a pen, it was of some importance that I keep a record of the various comings and goings. So speaks William Donaldson, old Wykehamist, Cambridge graduate, and producer of Beyond the Fringe, now a 38 year old gentleman ponce.

We meet the tempting Emma Jane (once Miss Crampton, typist), Black Dolores, and Big Elaine, a true professional, who remains at heart a country girl. According to WiIlie, she thinks sex a trifle rude and has therefore decided that charging for it is the least morally confusing thing to do.

The brothel does good business, and Willie takes time off to catalogue the constant flow of punters who include bank managers, cabinet ministers, showbiz artistes, chinless young men and, in particular, two ‘special ist’gonks,’Nigel the Schoolmaster’ and ‘British Intelligence’. Willie gives us a peek at these and other needy males caught in flagrante de/jcto with their trousers well and truly down.

Ah! The dolce vita and easy money go to Willie’s head. He plans to set up on his own and really hit the big time with a partouze — which is French for sharing it. Unfortunately, his club for discerning orgiastes folds after three nights and he returns, broke, to Emma Jane and a steady job.

Ponces, says Willie, have never received a very good press. Both the Ladies and the Gentlemen is sure to change all that for good. It’s the funniest and most outspoken story ever to hit the market.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mike Wade. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: prostitution england london pimps fiction english 1900 texts 1945-1999 donaldson prostitutes brothels sex william 090073535x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Reign of Hell by Sven Hassel (£38.00)Publisher: Allison & Busby — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850312663]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. A very nice copy of this scarce-thus title.Description: From the cover: “Warsaw must be razed to the ground! — ordered Himmler. And who better to carry out his orders than the thieving, murderous, brutalised creatures of the Penal Regiment? Programmed to death and destruction, Sven, Tiny, Porta, Barcelona and the rest advanced on the centre of Warsaw, killing anyone and anything in their path. But the wholesale cruelty of the SS sickens even them, and the lunatic courage of the Polish Resistance wins their reluctant admiration. And ultimately, as Warsaw erupts in an inferno of blood and flames, it seems death might offer a little welcome peace…”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 270 pages. Tags: 9780304366903 paperbacks 839.81374 regiment military death's fiction cassell warsaw hitler hassel second penal world
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Imperial Palace by Arnold Bennett (£34.00)Publisher: Cassell — 1930Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly loose overall. Description: First in this single volume edition, previous published in a limited edition two-volume set the same year. The author's final book.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 628 pages. Tags: hotels fiction hotel management
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Jock Of The Bushveld by Percy FitzPatrick (£34.00)Publisher: Longmans — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with some loss at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned. One page appears to have been re-glued to the join at some point. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “It must be all true! And don’t leave out anything!

It was to meet this demand of a youthful but exacting audience that the author first told the story of Jock’s life in the hunter’s paradise of the African bush.

Jock is a bull-terrier. When he is born, he is the ugliest of a litter of six; but he grows up to be the wisest and bravest of them all. With his master, he shares the excitement of camp life in the early days of the gold rush, and of many thrilling encounters with big game. Lost in the veldt during one of their long expeditions, he learns as much as a dog can about its birds and beasts and men.

His tale has become a classic among animal stories. Today it is as fresh and exciting as when it was first told.

It is published here with many marginal and full-page illustrations which became an integral part of Jock’s legend when it first appeared.”
Notes: Illustrated by E. Caldwell. Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 474 pages. Tags: dogs juvenile fiction human-animal relationships africa novels percy fitzpatrick caldwell
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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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Gretna Green by Robert Kemp (£33.00)Publisher: W. & R. Chambers — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears, some loss, most notably to the top corner of the lower panel. Agent's lable to the pastedown. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “When Reggie Fairfax and Katina Christodoulides met at a party in London and decided, on a brief acquaintance and in face of parental disapproval, to get married, they found that as they were both minors it couldn’t be done — not in England at least. So they set out for Gretna Green in Reggie’s old red two-seater, having been informed on the very dubious authority of a law student friend that in Scotland the law is more obliging. But Katina’s father, a shipowner of French citizenship, Greek extraction, and the outlook of a village headman, had another idea for the disposal of his daughter. How Reggie and Katina found themselves entangled not only in the law of Scotland but also in a series of petitions and counter-petitions is told in this sparkling tale of youth, which has about it all the freshness of a spring day in the Border country. When the law did not seem to be serving his purpose with sufficient speed, Mr. Christodoulides sent in his bodyguard, a formidable posse more at home in the dockland of Marseilles than the West End of Edinburgh or the Highlands of Scotland.

How the lovers might have fared without the assistance of Alastair Pattullo, an apprentice in his father’s law office, or Pamela Wamphray, a girl who failed her exams but succeeded at everything else, or Captain Chisholm, the dreamy host of the Hopscotch Hotel in a forgotten square of Scotland’s capital, is a moot point. Some believe they might have got married in half the time, others in a quarter. They would certainly have missed ordeal by the law of Scotland, by the press, and by the bossy methods of the friends who espoused their cause. Love, adventure, laughter — they are all to be found in Gretna Green. And as a manual of what to do in a difficult situation, no eloping couple, whatever their nationality, ought to be without this useful handbook.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 252 pages. Tags: scottish writers fiction scots plays
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Maigret On Holiday by Georges Simenon (£33.00)Publisher: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1950Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: A Summer Holiday translated from Les Vacances de Maigret, and To Any Lengths translated from Signe´ Picpus.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: geoffrey fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st sainsbury fiction
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The Great Mr. Toad by Marjorie Beevers (£33.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1938Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fraying at the tail of the spine. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Blanks heavily spotted. Text clean but a little age-tanned with a little straining of the hinges throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Alan Wright. Size: 8¼" x 6". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spie. 85 pages. Tags: childrens children’s books juvenile fiction child child’s annuals pictorial illustrated adventure boys boy’s girls girl’s young for people reading materials children marjorie beevers alan wright first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Life Of Isobel Erne by Peggy Webling (£33.00)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1922Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a shop stamp and some numerals. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4½". Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXXVI] 288 pages. Tags: peggy webling early english fiction 20th century twentieth
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The Wild Palms by William Faulkner (£33.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701106751]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by John Woodcock. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Collected Works of William Faulkner series. 315 pages. Tags: john woodcock 0701106751 collected works william faulkner fiction novels literature stories story novella short manuscripts facsimiles american floods mississippi river valley
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Alias by Brian Michael Bendis (£32.00)Publisher: New York: Marvel Comics — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0785108726]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Illustrated by Michael Gaydos. Size: 11" x 7½". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: bendis gaydos 0785108726 9780785108726 women investigators comic books strips fiction science graphic novels novel
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My Friend Mr Leakey by J. B. S. [John Burdon Sanderson] Haldane (£32.00)Publisher: London: The Cresset Press — 1937Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is very sunned at the spine and a little marked overall. Heavily rubbed at the outside of the join of the lower board with some fraying. Previous owners' gift inscription to the blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: Rats; The Snake with the Golden Teeth; A Meal with a Magician; A Day in the Life of a Magician; Mr Leakey's Party; My Magic Collar Stud; Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by L. H. Rosoman. Size: 8¼" x 6". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 179 pages. Tags: rosoman magicians juvenile fiction magic literature
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The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. [Clive Staples] Lewis (£32.00)Publisher: London: Diamond Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in Slip Case [ISBN: 0261670972]Condition: Very Good — in Good Slip Case. Slip case rubbed at the corners. Light creasing to a couple of leaves of volume II. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe; The Horse And His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Last Battle;Notes: Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Size: 9" x 5¾". Pictorial boards. Tags: lewis pauline baynes 0261670972 narnia imaginary juvenile fiction fantasy english children stories fantastic
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A Time Of Changes by Robert Silverberg (£28.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016108]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag to the tail. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Ex-Public Library: Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Tape remnants to the pastedowns & blanks;Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 221 pages. Tags: 0575016108 time changes science fiction american short stories downward earth second trip dying inside nightwings
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