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THE ESCAPING CLUB, A.J.EVANS (LATE MAJOR R.A.F.)
1 A.J.EVANS (LATE MAJOR R.A.F.) THE ESCAPING CLUB
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1939 First Edition Thus Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 
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 with no notable shelf wear or soiling, paper of book block tanned mainly to margins.No previous owner name or insc. Binding Sound. Dust Jacket- Mild to moderate rubbing to extremities involving slight loss at head and white to spine a little sunned. Non price clipped. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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TOWARD ZERO ( WHITE CIRCLE CRIME CLUB), AGATHA CHRISTIE
2 AGATHA CHRISTIE TOWARD ZERO ( WHITE CIRCLE CRIME CLUB)
LONDON COLLINS CRIME CLUB 1944 Soft cover Good Book 
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. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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THE 27TH KINGDOM, ALICE THOMAS ELLIS
3 ALICE THOMAS ELLIS THE 27TH KINGDOM
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1982 0140067043 / 9780140067040 1st Ediition Thus Soft cover Near Fine Book 
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. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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HIGH RISING, ANGELA THIRKELL
4 ANGELA THIRKELL HIGH RISING
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1941 First Edition Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 
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. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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THE GRIM SMILE OF THE FIVE TOWNS, BENNETT, ARNOLD
5 BENNETT, ARNOLD THE GRIM SMILE OF THE FIVE TOWNS
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1946 1st Edition Thus Paper BAack VG Book 180x110mm Approx 
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. 
Price: 1.00 GBP
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LAMB, BERNARD MACLAVERTY
6 BERNARD MACLAVERTY LAMB
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1981 0140057692 / 9780140057690 First Thus Soft cover Near Fine Book 
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. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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RIGHT OFF THE MAP, C.E.MONTAGUE
7 C.E.MONTAGUE RIGHT OFF THE MAP
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN 1940 1st Edition Thus, Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 
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 book offered for sale. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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THE DARK INVADER, CAPTAIN VON RINTELEN
8 CAPTAIN VON RINTELEN THE DARK INVADER
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1938 Soft cover Very Good Good Book 
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 Allied munitions. VG/G (Book- covers quite bright and clean, chip of 5x5mm approx to head and 5mm approx tear at spine fold front panel, paper of book block tanned mainly to margins. Fore edge of a few pages towards rear damaged with slight loss not affecting text and not significant but worthy of mention.No previous owner name or insc. Binding Sound. Dust Jacket- Mild to moderate rubbing to extremities. Ragged tear to bottom of front panel in an arc 20mm in height and 30mm width approx and white to spine a little sunned. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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THE STORY OF THE TESTS IN ENGLAND 1880-1934 NEW & REVISED Edition  (ENGAND V AUSTRALIA), CECIL KENT
9 CECIL KENT THE STORY OF THE TESTS IN ENGLAND 1880-1934 NEW & REVISED Edition (ENGAND V AUSTRALIA)
LONDON HUTCHINSON 1934 Soft cover Good Book 
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. 
Price: 2.00 GBP
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A PIPE SMOKER'S GUIDE, CHARLES GRAVES
10 CHARLES GRAVES A PIPE SMOKER'S GUIDE
LONDON ICON BOOKS 1969 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
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 name or insc. Margins of pages of book block a little tanned. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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PERIL AT END HOUSE , Collins Crime Club White Circle, CHRISTIE, AGATHA
11 CHRISTIE, AGATHA PERIL AT END HOUSE , Collins Crime Club White Circle
LONDON COLLINS CRIME CLUB 1950 Ist Edition Thus Soft cover Good Book 
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 sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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THE BANTAM STORY Thirty Yeras of Paperback Publishing Revised & Updated, CLARENCE PETERSEN , Publishing Reviewer
12 CLARENCE PETERSEN , Publishing Reviewer THE BANTAM STORY Thirty Yeras of Paperback Publishing Revised & Updated
NEW YORK BANTAM BOOKS 1975 2nd Edition Soft cover Good Book 
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. 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. 
Price: 2.00 GBP
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SELECTED POEMS. [ D. H.LAWRENCE ], D.H.LAWRENCE ( W.E.WILLIAMS - Intro)
13 D.H.LAWRENCE ( W.E.WILLIAMS - Intro) SELECTED POEMS. [ D. H.LAWRENCE ]
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1950 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
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. 
Price: 2.50 GBP
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MUST THE WAR SPREAD?, D.N.PRITT
14 D.N.PRITT MUST THE WAR SPREAD?
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN 1940 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 
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 Jacket- a little colour rubbed at extremities with small nicks. No notable shelf soiling and non price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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BEOWULF, DAVID WRIGHT (TRANSLATOR)
15 DAVID WRIGHT (TRANSLATOR) BEOWULF
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1957 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book BERTHOLD WOLPE 
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 offered for sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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HOUSE OF STORM, EBERHART, M.G.
16 EBERHART, M.G. HOUSE OF STORM
LONDON COLLINS Soft cover Good Book 
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. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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BRITISH POETRY SINCE 1945, EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH (EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY)
17 EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH (EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY) BRITISH POETRY SINCE 1945
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1974 014042122x / 9780140421224 Soft cover Near Fine Book 
Mass Market Paperback 180x110 mm approx. 412pp + 4 of publisher's adverts. 1974 reprint.Contains a short biography and bibliography of each of the many poets featured. Near Fine (Book- negligible colour rubbing to covers, 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. 
Price: 2.50 GBP
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A BOOK OF MEDITERRANEAN FOOD (Second Revised Edition), ELIZABETH DAVID
18 ELIZABETH DAVID A BOOK OF MEDITERRANEAN FOOD (Second Revised Edition)
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1971 0140460276 / 9780140460278 2nd Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book JOHN MINTON 
Illustrated Card covers (Paperback)180x110 mm approx. 208pp.1971 Printing of the 2nd Revised Edition.Author " a gastronome of rare integrity " Near Fine (Book- covers - no shelf wear or soiling, no sign of use. No previous owner name or insc. Paper of book block evenly tanned). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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PENGUIN MODERN EUROPEAN  POETS SELECTED POEMS OF EUGENIO MONTALE, EUGENIO MONTALE (TRANSLATOR GEORGE KAY)
19 EUGENIO MONTALE (TRANSLATOR GEORGE KAY) PENGUIN MODERN EUROPEAN POETS SELECTED POEMS OF EUGENIO MONTALE
HARMONDSWORTH PENGUIN BOOKS 1969 0140420991 / 9780140420999 rst Ediiton Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 
Illustrated Card covers (Paperback) 180 x 110 mm approx. 128pp. First Edition Thus 1st Printing. VG+ (Book- covers- a little general shelf rubbing to extremities no other notable sign of use. Paper of book block evenly tanned with a couple of light soiling marks to fore edge. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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SOUTH COUNTRY SECRETS Puffin Story Book, EUPHAN (BARBARA EUPHAN TODD) & "KLAXON"
20 EUPHAN (BARBARA EUPHAN TODD) & "KLAXON" SOUTH COUNTRY SECRETS Puffin Story Book
WEST DRAYTON PUFFIN / Penguin 1947 1st Ediition Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 
Illustrated Card wraps (Paperback). 180 x 110 mm approx. Frontis line map and numerous vignettes and tail pieces. vii + 210pp + 6 of publisher's adverts. Written by the author of the Worzel Gummidge series of books and her husband. First Edition 1st printing in the "Puffin" Story book series. PS37. Set in Southern England. VG (Book- mild rubbing with a hint of foxing to card covers.1/6 , Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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