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THE ESCAPING CLUB

By: A.J.EVANS (LATE MAJOR R.A.F.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1939

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122682


Cerise and White card covers (paperback).180 x 110 mm approx. 248pp 8 pp of publisher's and commercial adverts. First published in 1922 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the Penguin Paperback edition of May 1939 being No 202 Travel & Adventure.High No. to May 1939 list of titles rear panel 210. The book tells of the author's escapes from captivity in Germany and Palestine following engine failure over enemy lines in 1916. VG/VG (Book- covers bright and clean ... View more info

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TOWARD ZERO ( WHITE CIRCLE CRIME CLUB)

By: AGATHA CHRISTIE

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS CRIME CLUB: 1944

Seller ID: 119721


Sewn Paperback, 180 x 110 mm approx. 160pp. Undated circa mid 1940's. Bravingtons Advert to rear cover and Maltesers Ad. to inside cover.No 160c in Collins White Circle Crime Club Series. Good (Book- Rubbing and shelf soiling to card covers with a little loss at head and tail of spine. 30 x 35 mm loss to paper at bottom corner of title page, Paper of book block a little tanned. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE 27TH KINGDOM

By: ALICE THOMAS ELLIS

Price: £3.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1982

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 122725


Mass Market Paperback 200x130 mm approx. 160pp First printing by Penguin 1982. "A tale of damnation and death told in heavenly prose" -Vogue. Near Fine (Book- Light age tanning to paper of book block else as new with no previous owner name or insc). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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HIGH RISING

By: ANGELA THIRKELL

Price: £7.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1941

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 121972


Orange and White Card covers (Paperback) 180 x 110 mm approx.192pp. Frontis Author Portrait. First Penguin Printing 1941, Greys Cigarette Advert to rear panel. No 339 In series. VG ( Book- spine a little tanned, A little light shelf soiling but no notable wear. War Economy Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name or insc. 20mm tear to half title at spine gutter where pulled). No other notable defects.). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale... View more info

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NORTH TO THE ORIENT

By: ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1938

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122926


Cerise and White card covers (sewn paperback).180 x 110 mm approx. 216pp + 8 of adverts. First published in 1935 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the Penguin Paperback edition 1938 being No 161 and being a record of the flight by Colonel Lindbergh and his wife (as radio operator) from New York to Nankin in 1931.VG/Poor+ (Book- covers - no notable shelf wear or soiling . Paper of book block quite tanned. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound. Dust Ja... View more info

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FLYING DUTCHMAN THE LIFE OF ANTHONY FOKKER

By: ANTHONY FOKKER & BRUCE GOULD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1938

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122959


Cerise and White card covers (paperback).180 x 110 mm approx. 246pp+ 10 of publisher's and trade adverts.First Penguin Printing 1938 No 139 Travel & Adventure being a biography of the aviation pioneer born in Java of Dutch parents famed for the WWI Fokker and development of the synchronised machine-gun who in later life moved to America. VG (Book- Browning to spine and paper of book block tanned principally to margins. No other notable defects and no previous owner name... View more info

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THE GRIM SMILE OF THE FIVE TOWNS

By: BENNETT, ARNOLD

Price: £1.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10835


Orange and white card wraps.188 nos.pp. + adverts. No 519 in Penguin Fiction Series. 1st Penguin Printing 1946. VG no d/j - Book- Light tanning to spine. No significant shelf wear or soiling and no previous opwner name or insc.) See our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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LAMB

By: BERNARD MACLAVERTY

Price: £3.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 122724


Mass Market Paperback 200x130 mm approx. 152pp + 8 of publisher's adverts. First printing 1981 by Penguin Books. Near Fine (Book- Light age tanning to paper of book block and light crease to bottom rear corner of cover else as new with no previous owner name or insc). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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RIGHT OFF THE MAP

By: C.E.MONTAGUE

Price: £6.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 121464


Orange and white paperback with black titles. 180 x 110 mm approx. 248 + 8pp of publisher's adverts, No 270 in series. First Penguin edition 1st printing in dust jacket. VG/VG (Book - crease to top front corner. Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- Spine sunned and a little general shelf soiling. Non price clipped- cover 6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual ... View more info

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THE GUN

By: C.S.FORESTER

Price: £30.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122947


Orange and White stapled paperback with black titles, 180 x 110 mm approx. 246 + 10p p of publisher's adverts. No 229 in series. First Penguin Edition 1st printing 1939 High no to october 1939 list on rear cover of book and jacket 230 Twelve Against the Gods. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Paper of book block quite tanned. Tips of two corners turned. No other notable defects, Binding sound and no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket -spine a little tanned and negligibl... View more info

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THE DARK INVADER

By: CAPTAIN VON RINTELEN

Price: £12.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1938

Seller ID: 122683


Cerise and White card covers (paperback).180 x 110 mm approx. 256pp. First published in 1933 the copy offered by us is a fifth reprint Feb 1938 of the Penguin Paperback edition. (First Penguin printing was Sept 1936) and being No 60 Adventure.High No.of Penguin books to rear panel no 115 Sept 1939 list.The book tells of the author's work as a German Officer heading a clandestine organisation in New York during WWI responsible for acts of sabotage against shipping of Alli... View more info

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A BULLET IN THE BALLET

By: CARYL BRAHMS AND S.J.SIMON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122837


Green and White card covers (sewn paperback). 180 x 110 mm approx. 128pp. First Penguin edition 1942 1st printing. No 377 in Mystery & Crime Series. Good/ no d/j (Book- Covers clean, colour rubbing to spine edges with chip/loss to tail of 12mm approx. Paper of book block a little tanned. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE STORY OF THE TESTS IN ENGLAND 1880-1934 NEW & REVISED Edition (ENGAND V AUSTRALIA)

By: CECIL KENT

Price: £2.00

Publisher: LONDON, HUTCHINSON: 1934

Seller ID: 120949


Illustrated paperback. 185 x 125 mm approx. 152 pp. 6 b/w photos. New and Revised edition. Undated - 1934. Account of the The Ashes test series played in England with statistical info. Forward by A P F Chapman. Good (Book - covers rubbed and with moderate shelf soiling. Front hinge weak. Binding otherwise sound. No previous owner name or insc. A good reference copy for a cricket fanatic). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A PIPE SMOKER'S GUIDE

By: CHARLES GRAVES

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, ICON BOOKS: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120056


Illustrated card covers (paperback) 180 x 110 mm approx. 124 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Frontis + 4 pp of photos + unspecified line drawings in text, 1 full page mainly being reproductions of old wood cut illustrations. First published as an Icon Paperback original, the copy offered by us is a first printing. No G15 in series. Fascinating account of th early history of tobacco and the craft of pipe making. VG (Book- no notable wear or shelf soiling. No previous owner... View more info

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PERIL AT END HOUSE , Collins Crime Club White Circle

By: CHRISTIE, AGATHA

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS CRIME CLUB: 1950

Edition: Ist Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119612


Illustrated card covers, 180x105mm approx. 252pp + 4 of trade and publisher's adverts. White circle pocket novel, No 220c in series. Undated sewn paperback. Circa early 1950's. Bravingtons Wetrista wrist watch advert to rear cover. Cover price 1/6 Good (Book- Spine and extremities a little rubbed with colour loss and creases.a little tanned. Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sa... View more info

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THE BANTAM STORY Thirty Yeras of Paperback Publishing Revised & Updated

By: CLARENCE PETERSEN , Publishing Reviewer

Price: £2.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, BANTAM BOOKS: 1975

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 120924


Illustrated card covers (paperback) 180 x 110 mm approx. viii +168 pp. Second Edition( Revised and Updated) 1975. Short history of the paperback book trade from 1777 to 1945 followed by chapters on The "Bantam from it's launch in 1946 in Manhattan up to date of publication with list of bantam paperbacks in print to Dec 1975.An indispensable reference book for the "Bantam" collector. Good(Book- covers - reading creases to spine and crease to front cover. Pap... View more info

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SELECTED POEMS. [ D. H.LAWRENCE ]

By: D.H.LAWRENCE ( W.E.WILLIAMS - Intro)

Price: £2.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122305


Grey and White Card covers. 180 x 100 mm approx. 160pp. No D11 in Poetry Series.Collection compiled and with an intro by W E Williams and printed in the order they were written. VG ( Spine a little tanned and as is paper of book block. No notable shelf wear or soiling and no previous owner name or annotations. Cover price 1/6) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MUST THE WAR SPREAD?

By: D.N.PRITT

Price: £5.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121519


Orange and white paperback with black titles, 180 x 110 mm approx. First Edition 1st printing of this Penguin Special No S51. The author's 2nd book on the progress of the 2nd world war since the outbreak of hostilities and written against the backdrop of the aggression in Finland and counter the then growing threat of war between Britain and the U.S.S.R. VG/VG (Book- Paper of book block a little tanned. No previous owner name , insc. nor annotations. Binding sound. Dust ... View more info

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BEOWULF

By: DAVID WRIGHT (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122345


Orange and White card covers (Paperback). 180 x 110 mm approx. First Edition 1st printing 1957 in The Penguin Classics No L70 in series. Translation and introduction by Wright of this Anglo-Saxon Old English Poem. Appendix on Sutton Hoo. Near Fine (Book- covers remarkably clean with negligible shelf wear. No previous owner name or insc.No notable tanning to paper of book block. Advert for the Penguin Bookshelf loosely laid in). Please see our image of the actual book off... View more info

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HOUSE OF STORM

By: EBERHART, M.G.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 0

Seller ID: 119101


Illustrated wraps. 180x105mm approx. White Circle Crime Club No 230c Paperpack, Undated Circa 1950's.192pp. Bravingtons Jewellers Advert to rear and cover price 1/6 net. Good (Covers a little rubbed and shelf soiled but quite respectable, A little cocked. Significant browning to paper of book block. No previous owner name). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info