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CYRIL ASHLEY A Tale

By: A.L.O.E.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, T Nelson and Sons: 1871

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11642


Undated 1871- 1st edition, Darker Green Victotrian boards with black & gilt outline, bright Delicate Gilt scroll pattern , decs and title to front board, paler titles to spine as latter evenly darkened., cocked spine, 1-2mm softness top/tail spine, edgewear of light rubbing to cloth- also across the boards boards.Vinegrets to every chapter.264pp. All pages sound but endpapers paper creases worn away exposing hessian, No inscsp.light fox tan foredge, 1st/last few pages. ... View more info

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THE HUNT

By: ACZEL , TAMAS

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2732


1st edition , Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 307pp , Award winning author and poet Tamis Aczel widely acknowledged as one of the most important East European writer's living in the West since 1956 , a contributor to many different language publications , newspapers and magazines,Winner of Stalin Prize and Kossuth Prize. The Hunt is set in an isolated country estate somewhere in Europe , a subtle ,vivid suspense / thriller [ General Wulf / Justice Krothy / Monsignor Becka... View more info

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OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface

By: ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists

Price: £5.95

Publisher: E.C. [ London ], WARD Lock & Co.Ltd.: 1890

Seller ID: 122295


c.1890.Good H/b.Humour Fiction with humerous illustrations nigh all 398 pages by AB Frost & other Artists of the era. A book of fun as life was lived in those times. insight into social history.[ red cloth+ clear Gilt titles to front & spine a sound copy, black end papers, tissue-guard Frontis; repaired tear-line to blank area of title page, ink inscp.] covers small indents & stains. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 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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RIVER OF DARKNESS

By: AIRTH , Rennie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11966


H/b+jacket, 1st, FINE/VG+."The era of golden age detective fiction combined with chilling realism od psychological suspense.."[Crime/thrillers/murder] R Airth born South Africa - was Foreign Correspondent for Reuters - author.Setting is war torn England, 386pp.[ black boards+bright gilt titles to book, No inscsp, as new] orange illus Dust Jacket not price-clipped, £16.99.rear little rubbed to black colour o/w no notable defects- no tears/creases. PLS See our im... View more info

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THWE MONSTER GARDEN

By: ALCOCK , Vivien ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN Children's Books Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120177


Boys & Girls fiction novel.Shortlisted for the Smarties, Whitbread, Guardian & Federation of Children's Book Groups Awards; & commended for the Carnegie Medal. 1st ed.1st print. " i shouldn't have done it. I did'nt really mean to , but that's no excuse .... called Frankie for short. you really cannot blame me for making a monster ..."[ gilt titles to book, tight binding, No inscp. paper tanned, minor line wrinkles to side-f.2 very small indentations to front cove... View more info

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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH

By: ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN ( TRANSLATOR - RALPH PARKER)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, GOLLANCZ: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122751


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 200 x 140 mm approx. 192 pp. First published in the UK by Victor Gollancz in 1963 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the re- issued edition of 1970. The author's first novel which brought him to international fame following it's publication in Moscow in the issue of Novy Mir in 1962. Translated by Ralph Parker. VG/VG (Book- no notable defects. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little rubbed to extremities with... 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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RIVER OF DEATH

By: ALISTAIR MACLEAN

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119855


Green Boards with Gilt titles to spine. 210x140mm approx. 192pp. Hunt for S.S Fugitive in South America to seek to recover a gold hoard amassed in the closing stages of WWII. Are there others in the search party with quite different motives for tracking down the former Natzi? First Edition 1st printing in collectible condition. Near Fine/Near Fine Book- No previous owner Name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped cover £7.50. No notable fading to title on spine. No n... View more info

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A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR

By: ALLAN MALLINSON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, BANTAM PRESS TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121855


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. Maps to end papers [viii] + 326pp. First Edition first printing of the third novel in Mallinson's historical fiction series featuring Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- light tanning to paper of book block. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped -cover £16.99. supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No notable defects to book or jacket). Pl... View more info

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LIVERPOOL LAMPLIGHT

By: ANDREWS , Lyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Headline Book Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 118169


SIGNED Copy.Near Fine H/b in VG+ D/J. 240x160mm approx.320pp. First edition 1st printing of Andrews' book set in war torn Liverpool. Signed by her "with best wishes Lyn Andrews" , small & neat,to title page[ see image].The author was born, & lived in, Liverpool.A gem for ardent admirers/collectors of her books.(red cloth gilt titles, pages of book block a little tanned as so often the case with this imprint & a few marks to top edge. No other notable defects, n... 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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A START IN LIFE

By: ANITA BROOKNER

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122403


Grey Boards with gilt titles to spine,210 x 135 mm approx. 176 pp. The Booker prize winner's First Published Novel which displays her wonderful wit and the irrepressible autonomy of her characters. The copy offered by us is in "as new" condition - a prize for the " Brookner Collector". Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name . Dust Jacket - corner clipped with publisher's price sticker affixed. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images... View more info

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles

By: ANNE RICE

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121485


Grey Cloth quarter binding with silver titles to spine, grey paper boards with embossed shield and author's initials. (vi) + 430pp. First Edition 1st printing of the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles series - as rich, as violent, as sensual, as the three runaway best-sellers that preceded it. The copy offered by us is inscribed "for Elizabeth" in ink and Signed by the author on the half title page. Fine/VG (Book- Near Fine. No other previous owner name or ins... View more info

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CASANOVA'S CHINESE RESTAURANT A Novel

By: ANTHONY POWELL

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEINEMANN: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122325


Red cloth boards with black title block and gilt titles. 190 x 130 mm approx. 230 pp. First Edition 1st printing of the novel although complete in itself is the fifth book in the author's celebrated series " Dance to the Music of Time" and takes place in 1936-37. VG/Good (Book - light shelf wear to cloth at extremities - colour rubbing only. Book block slightly cocked.No previous owner name or insc. The Broom Lynne illustrated dust jacket has significant rubbing ... View more info

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THE WARDEN

By: ANTHONY TROLLOPE

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE G. HARRAP: 1949

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 121524


Mushroom cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 255 x 195 mm approx. 208 pp. Colour frontis + 11 other colour plates + 29 b/w illustrations as called for by Phyllis Harrap. First published in 1855 this often satirical look at life in the fictional catherdral town of Barchester is a mirror to the social life of the time and is brought to life by the illustrations which are remarkably appropriate to the story created by Trollope. VG/Fair. (Book- some fading to cloth where... View more info

NINA BALATKA AND LINDA TRESSEL

By: ANTHONY TROLLOPE

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEOFFREY CUMBERLEGE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122967


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine. 155 x 100 mm approx. [ii] + 384 pp. No 505 in the "World's Classics" series by OUP. Initially published anonymously in Blackwoods Magazine in 1866 and 1867 respectively these two novels were first published under the authors name in one volume in the "World's Classics" in 1946. The copy offered by us is a 1951 reprint. VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to end papers. Mild foxing spo... View more info

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THE FOURTH ESTATE

By: ARCHER, JEFFREY

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HARPER COLLINS: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 12003


SIGNED Copy,Black boards with white titles to spine, 240x160mm approx.550pp 1st Edition 1st Imp. Signed by author in blue felt tip to title page with no other inscr. or name. Complete with Harrods Waterstones wrap around signed book band. VG+/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Very slight tanning to edges of book block. Dust Jacket- negligable rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actua... View more info

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SANINE A Russian Love Novel & Russian Classic

By: ARTZIBASHEV, Michael , PINKERTON, Percy - Transllator

Price: £5.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Illustrated Editions Company: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119631


Interior Good but covers poor.A Russian Classic A Tale of love & all its problems, mentaly & physically Interior Good but covers poor.Beige cloth quarter binding with blue cloth sides, gilt decs. red title blocks with gilt titles. 205x140mm approx.Applied head bands, all edges of book block stained red. 328pp + 1 of publisher's adverts. Frontis + 6 other full page (one double page) b/w line illustrations + many other unspecified chapter head and tail pieces by Artist Ca... View more info

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IN THE WINDOW SEAT A collection of Victorian Stories

By: AVERY, GILLIAN (Editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118125


Ivory boards with green titles to spine, 220x145mm approx. xiii + 219pp. Numerous unspecified b/w line drawings by Susan Einzig. 8 Victorian children's stories namely :- Through the fire by Mary de Morgan, The Hundredth Birthday by Mrs Gatty, A Bad Habit and The Yew Lane Ghosts by Juliana Horatia Ewing, Johhny and Nayum by Annie Keary, The Travels of Two Kits by Charlotte Yonge, The Apple Pie by Ann Fraser Tytler and The Nurnberg Stove by Ouida, VG/VG (Book- light shelf... View more info