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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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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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Public Parts And Private Places by Robin Cook (£28.00)Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, frayed slightly at the head of the spine which is a little sunned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Jack Larkin. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english 1900
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The Explorers Guild Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, with Kevin Costner & Stephen Meyer (£28.00)Publisher: New York: Atria Books — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781471153723]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Developed by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, this is a magnificently produced, illustrative adventure story about a clandestine society of rogue voyagers on a mission to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers’ Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice.

The aim of The Explorers’ Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers’ Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. The Explorers’ Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.”
Notes: Illustrated by Rick Ross. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 770 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st fantasy explorers shambhala adventure 9781471153723
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Murder On The Camp by J. H. [James Henry] Waring (£27.00)Publisher: Ilfracombe: Arthur H. Stockwell — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0722304846]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains:Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english 0722304846 9780722304846
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The Madonna of the Astrolabe by J. I. M. [John Innes Mackintosh] Stewart (£27.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575022507]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Number 4 in the series.

From the cover: “This fourth book in J. I. M. Stewart’s splendid quintet of Oxford novels introduces new themes, new characters, a new impetus. There’s the alarming discovery that the fabric of the college’s great tower is in a dangerous condition; and the problem of how to raise the money for its restoration involves the Provost and some of his colleagues in very devious intrigues. And there’s the wonderful discovery, in a college attic, of a hitherto unrecorded — and, of course, priceless — Piero della Francesca; and its disappearance in the middle of a riotous performance of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine.

On a more personal level, there’s also the totally unexpected arrival of Duncan Pattullo’s ex-wife, a lady of roving sexual proclivities and a great embarrassment to many. And there’s the familiar and engaging chorus of ancient dons; though old Timbermill’s death, in a very moving episode, depletes their number.

Another fine novel in a most memorable series.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Frank Ainscough. Size: 8" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Staircase in Surrey series. 304 pages. Tags: staircase surrey fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english
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Exit Music by Ian Rankin (£24.00)Publisher: Orion — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780752868608]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, mostly at the head, with a couple of small indentations to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page alongside a noughts and crosses doodle consistent with other examples of Rankin signed materials.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 9780752868608 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy 0752868608 823.914 rebus inspector fictitious character police scotland edinburgh detective mystery
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Sun and Moon by Vincent Gowen (£22.00)Publisher: London: Duckworth — 1927Binding: Hardback First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Pasted onto the last blank is a photograph of the authorNotes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy short
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Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi (£21.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and top edge, a little loss to the tail of the spine and the corners. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [191] [1] pages. Tags: frances frenayefiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st italian fiction mondo piccolo compagno don camillo translations
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Sugar For The Horse by H. E. [Herbert Ernest] Bates (£21.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Short stories about the larger-than-life Uncle Silas and his exploits at the turn of the century in the farming country of Ouse Valley in Bedfordshire. Silas is bucolic, lecherous, wise — and, in the eyes of the young man who is the narrator, entirely admirable.”
Notes: Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english short
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The Days of Fire by The Countess Of Cromartie (£16.00)Publisher: London: Philip Wellby — 1908Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Just. A copy for reading being generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little soiled. Society lending plate to the first blank and numerals to the spine. Hinges weak throughout, reinforced verso of the title page. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 114 [2] pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Dark Side of Yesterday by Janet Tanner (£13.00)Publisher: Sutton: Severn House Publishers — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780727864239]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper carries a short, closed, tear to the head of the spine but pleasant else. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 218 pages. Tags: 9780727864239 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy tanner 0727864238 aring real estate missing persons investigation
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (£12.50)Publisher: London, New Delhi, New York & Sydney: Bloomsbury — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781408842423]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a tiny ding to the leading corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by David Mann. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Purple titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: 9781408842423 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st afghanistan social conditions 20th century sagas literary
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Devil Water by Anya Seton (£12.50)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with the price clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. First couple of leaves have a light, vertical, crease to them. Pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “Set during the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745, this is the story of Charles Radcliffe, a brave and devoted follower of the exiled Stuart royal family, and of Jenny, his beloved daughter from a secret marriage. As Charles strives to regain the English throne for his deposed king, Jenny struggles to leave the conflicts of the Old World behind in her search for freedom and happiness in the American colonies. From rural Northumbria to the bustle of 18th century London and colonial Virginia, Seton brings history to life to create a fiercely beautiful novel of loyalty, passion, courage and tragedy.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Lyn Ward. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. 574 pages. Tags: lyn ward fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st radcliffe charles 1693-1746 jacobite rebellion 1715 historical
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Count Your Blessings by Rhys Davies (£12.00)Publisher: London & New York: Putnam — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little dulled. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english welsh authors 20th century cardiff wales
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Little Green Man by Simon Armitage (£12.00)Publisher: London: Viking — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670894427]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: 0670894427 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st armitage male friendship childhood traumas suspenseful gripping darker side men relationships
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That Watery Glass by Moira Dearnley (£12.00)Publisher: Llandybie: Christopher Davies — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0715400770]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 210 pages. Tags: 0715400770 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy english
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The Bad Sister: A Novel by Emma Tennant (£12.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575024933]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine else pleasant. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank has been untidily over written. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Julian Rothenstein. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: julian rothenstein 0575024933 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st women english psychology doppelgangers
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The Music-Makers by Mario Reading (£12.00)Publisher: London: House of Stratus — 2001Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0755101421]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the upper wrapper verso — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Chronological tables [1];Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 252 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy 0755101421 9780755101429
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Echoes of the Great Songs by David Gemmell (£11.50)Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Bantam Press — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593037154]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by John Howe. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: 0593037154 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st imaginary wars battles heroes fantasy
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Memories of Christine by Edna Manning (£11.00)Publisher: Oxford: Pen-in-Hand Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1942Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and heavily faded with chips to the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages deeply tanned by age. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 198 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st prose britain countryside england paris scotland books novelists
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Darkness and Light: by John Harvey (£10.50)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434014451]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 357 pages. Tags: 0434014451 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st elder frank fictitious harvey police officers england british crime writing cornwall
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Exit Music by Ian Rankin (£10.50)Publisher: London: Orion — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752868608]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st rebus inspector fictitious police scotland edinburgh
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Johnny Panic and The Bible of Dreams: And Other Prose Writings by Sylvia Plath (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571111203]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine and the margins of the panels with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Sylvia Plath commented in her journals: For me, writing verse is an evasion of the real job of writing. From her mid-teens, she wrote stories, at first easily and successfully, but then with increasing difficulty as the demands of her real vision complicated her growing ambition to make a career as a conventional story writer.

This collection contains all the stories which survive except a half dozen or so of the weakest — either very early or pastiche women’s magazine. It also includes the brilliant brief casual essays she wrote in her last year.

Directly or indirectly, all her prose writings turn out to be fragments of autobiography. Quite apart from their other qualities, they fill out our knowledge of an author who has become the centre of so much speculation.

Certain passages from her journals are also printed here, giving a truer and more vivid account of her, perhaps, than can be found in other places, and incidentally revealing the close, vital connection between her daily observations and some of her best-known poems.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ted Hughes. Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english prose women authors 20th century essays journals letters literary 0571111203
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Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind (£10.50)Publisher: New York: Tor — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0765305224]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “Fantasy adventure on a grand scale featuring the popular wizard-hero Richard Cypher. The Sword of Truth is Terry Goodkind’s wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy set in a fascinating world rich in detail, history and incredible violence. Reluctant hero turned magical warrior Richard Rahl has long since learned the wizard’s first rule (People are stupid and will believe almost anything) and accepted his fate. With his beloved Kahlan Amnell, the last Mother Confessor, he has battled unearthly adversaries, military foes, the Underworld, the malign and wild magic of the Old World, even the elements themselves.

Now Terry Goodkind, acclaimed and superlatively gifted storyteller, delivers another thrilling novel, with all the complexity and taut characterization we’ve come to expect from this master of fantasy.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Keith Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 667 pages. Tags: 0765305224 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st 9780765305220 cypher richard fictitious fantasy
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Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin (£10.50)Publisher: London: Orion — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781409144748]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Inspector Rebus series. 328 pages. Tags: 1409144747 inspector rebus fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st 9781409144748 fictitious character police scotland edinburgh crime mystery detective
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The Devil's Staircase by Fitzgerald (£10.50)Publisher: Edinburgh: Polygon — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846970450]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She’s a sweet girl who has spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble. She’s never taken drugs, had sex or killed anyone. Within six weeks she’s done all three. A group of backpackers break into an abandoned London townhouse seeking a rent-free life of debauchery.

They don’t realise someone’s already there: a terrified woman bound and gagged in the basement.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st australians england london squatters contemporary women crime literary
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The Vorpal Blade by Colin Forbes (£10.50)Publisher: London: Simon & Schuster — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0743220528]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Larry Rostant. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 407 pages. Tags: 0743220528 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st 9780743220521 823.914 tweed fictitious forbes police england europe english serial murderers detective mystery
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Detective Lauriant Mysteries: A Death in a Ditch and the Murder in the Vendee by Graham R. Wood (£9.50)Publisher: Philadelphia: Intrigue Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1890768448]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. One small mark to the leading edge of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Pictorial boards. In the Worldkrime Mystery series. 370 pages. Tags: 1890768448 worldkrime mystery fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st crime france cynical death antique dealer broken neck count murder suspect political
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Fear of Landing by David Waltner-Toews (£9.50)Publisher: Scottsdale: Poisoned Pen Press — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1590583493]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: 1590583493 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st canadians indonesia veterinarians murder investigation crime mystery detective
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Phoenix Rising by Marguerite Steen (£9.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the tail of the spine and bottom corner of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Price Clipped. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Number 3 in the series.

From the cover: “The Sun Is My Undoing; Twilight on the Floods; Phoenix Rising: In this last, Marguerite Steen completes the cycle of the great Bristol family of Flood. Aldebaran, daughter of Johnny, pays in her own fashion for the sins of her fathers and, in the end (Phoenix rising) launches the Floods on their next voyage into the unpredictable future.

In the years between the two Great Wars, Aldebaran loves, and is loved by, Orlando Sax, whose family has been, for generations, the bitter enemy of her own, but cannot marry him until she has come to terms, not only with her own past, but with the past of her family. The relationship of the European and Negro races is presented in a context which carries deep significance for all who lived through the last war.

Set in London, in the Deep South and in Paris, Phoenix Rising has the rich colour and movement of Marguerite Steen’s preceding novels, as well as the varied characterisation and sense of human predicament which are rightly expected by the innumerable readers of her Flood Saga.”
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Pitiless Youth by Edward Holstius (£9.50)Publisher: London: Geoffrey Bles — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the somewhat grubby binding with tanning to the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st holstius
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Porthminster Hall by Janet Tanner (£9.50)Publisher: Sutton: Severn House Publishers — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780727863270]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Jacket designed by David Young. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 218 pages. Tags: 0727863274 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy 9780727863270 823.914 romantic suspense
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Prophecy: Child of Earth by Elizabeth Haydon (£9.50)Publisher: London: Gollancz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575072083]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 465 pages. Tags: 0575072083 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st fantasy series
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The Killer's Game by Jay R. Bonansinga (£9.50)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333661214]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Description: From the cover: “A cold current of dread flowed though him. The world was a video game now, full of pop-up menace and surprise ambushes. Anyone he came across might be out to kill him…

Veteran hit-man Joe Mood has been informed he has a terminal illness and decides to end it all by putting out an open contract on himself via the internet. The bounty will be S6 million drawn from his Swiss bank account: an offer to every professional assassin, terrorist, mob enforcer, KGB cutthroat and random homicidal scumbag crawling the planet. And most would covet the honour of bagging the legendary ‘slugger’. The contest starts at midnight.

As Joe settle down to wait for his own deadline, he notices his answer phone is winking with a message. It seems the clinic has made a terrible misdiagnosis. Joe could live for many years. Suddenly he is desperate to survive… but already predatory footsteps are advancing along the corridor. All Joe can do is flee. Out the window. Down the alley. Into a terrifying roller-coaster of violence and destruction.

Meanwhile the lethal bounty hunters are converging on Chicago. The Looker, the Cajun, the Sabatini twins, the Hodu warrior… All the kids are coming out to play, and they’ll even kill each other to get to Joe first. As he continues his desperate flight into the heart of darkness, the cops and the Feds join in the chase. Last of all comes Joe’s girlfriend Maizie, determined to save the man she loves.

And, as a crescendo of mayhem explodes around him, perhaps the only thing standing between Joe and perdition is the love of a good woman.”
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The Locusts Have Passed by Simon Dare [Marjorie Huxtable] (£9.50)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1947Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Reunion by Janet Tanner (£9.50)Publisher: Sutton: Severn House Publishers — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0727865528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 216 pages. Tags: 0727865528 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy 9780727865526 823.914 female friendship best friends class reunions murder investigation detective mystery
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Beyond the Blossoming Fields by Jun'ichi Watanabe (£8.50)Publisher: Richmond: Alma Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846880643]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Tokyo, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1970, as Hanauzumi].

From the cover: “As a young girl from a wealthy family, Ginko Ogino seems set for a conventional life in the male-dominated society of nineteenth-century Japan. But when she contracts gonorrhoea from her husband, she suffers the disgrace of divorce. Forced to bear the humiliation of being treated by male doctors, she resolves to become a doctor herself in order to treat fellow female sufferers and spare them some of the shame she had to endure.

Her struggle is not an easy one — her family disowns her, and she has to convince the authorities to take seriously the very idea of a female doctor and allow her to study alongside male medical students and take the licensing exam. Based on the real-life story of Ginko Ogino — Japan’s first female doctor.”
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Cock Jarvis by Joyce Cary (£8.50)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071811261X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Jacket designed by John Riley. Foreword or introduction by A. G. Bishop. Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 267 pages. Tags: john riley fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english
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Commencing Our Descent by Suzannah Dunn (£8.50)Publisher: London: Flamingo — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0006550886]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 258 pages. Tags: 0006550886 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st adultery psychological aspects wives england modern general
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Deaken's War by Brian Freemantle (£8.50)Publisher: London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091497108]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Terry Pastor. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: terry pastor 0091497108 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english south africa richard oppressive racist regime kidnapped elaborate international intrigue political conspiracy
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Idlewild Or, Everything Is Subject to Change by Mark Lawson (£8.50)Publisher: London: Picador — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0330341111]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “In this novel America’s two dead icons, JFK and MM, are alive and being kicked in an America not entirely like our own. Among others we meet a heroic and legendary Teddy Kennedy, a Boston traffic cop called Michael Dukakis, journalists, conspiracy theorists, actresses and hangers-on.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 307 pages. Tags: 0330341111 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st kennedy monroe marilyn english 20th century
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Mr. Olim by Ernest Raymond (£8.50)Publisher: London: Cassell — 1961Binding: 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 head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by John Finnie. Size: 8" x 5½". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english texts
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The Bird Yard by J. Wallis Martin (£8.50)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340689285]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 340 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st murder investigation england manchester police aviaries crime mystery detective
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The Eye with an Iron Lid by Sherif Hetata (£8.50)Publisher: London: Onyx Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0906383161]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Ibrahim Salahi. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 409 pages. Tags: ibrahim salahi 0906383161 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st short arabic egypt translations english 20th century egyptian writers 1945
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The Scortas' Sun by Laurent Gaude (£8.50)Publisher: London: Hesperus Press — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 184391705X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. Winner of the 2004 Prix Goncourt prize. 220 pages. Tags: 184391705x andrew brownfiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st italy southern social customs fiction
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The White Cutter by David Pownall (£8.50)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575043288]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper tanned on the verso. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english 9780575043282 823 914 1945
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Journey for Three by Isabelle Holland (£7.50)Publisher: London: MacDonald & Jane's — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: USA, 1974] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Lesley Smith. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st children english texts
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