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CYRIL ASHLEY  A Tale, A.L.O.E.
1 A.L.O.E. CYRIL ASHLEY A Tale
EDINBURGH T Nelson and Sons 1871 1st Edition Hard Back Good Book 180x125mm Approx. 
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. PLS See our image 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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THE HUNT, ACZEL  , TAMAS
2 ACZEL , TAMAS THE HUNT
LONDON FABER 1990 0571146589 / 9780571146581 1st Edition Hardcover VG+ VG+ Book 225x140mm Approx. 
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 and the forrester Simon Wald ] black book - sound bindings , no inscsp , paper browning , vg+ [ col illus d/j - not price clipped , tiny rub to rear base , vg+ 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface, ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists
3 ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface
E.C. [ London ] WARD Lock & Co.Ltd. 1890 Hard Back Good Book 195x135mm Approx Frist , Arthur B , & Others 
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. 
Price: 5.95 GBP
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TOWARD ZERO ( WHITE CIRCLE CRIME CLUB), AGATHA CHRISTIE
4 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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RIVER OF DARKNESS, AIRTH , Rennie
5 AIRTH , Rennie RIVER OF DARKNESS
LONDON MACMILLAN 1999 0333747925 / 9780333747926 1st Edition Hadrback Fine VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx 
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 image 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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THWE MONSTER GARDEN, ALCOCK , Vivien ,
6 ALCOCK , Vivien , THWE MONSTER GARDEN
London METHUEN Children's Books Ltd 1988 041609192X / 9780416091922 1st Edition Hard Back VG VG Book 205X130mm Approx. 
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 cover base - also to Dust Jacket , not price clipped, light edewear spine top. 123pp [ 122pp+ 1 page publisher adverts] Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR, ALDISS , BRIAN
7 ALDISS , BRIAN THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009419 / 9780224009416 1st Edition Hardcover VG Good Book 205X130mm Approx 
H/b+jacket,1st, 286pp. Award winning author Brian Aldiss author [ Hothouse , Helliconia Triology ,Trillion Year Spree ] he holds all major awards , past Chairman of the Society of Author's , 1990 became a Fellow of Royal Society of Literature , he is one of the finest prose writers of prose in this country, utterly unpretentious. The 80 Minute Hour is a Space opera - a formidable exercise in Comic Apocalypse. 4 noticable things follow wars - Preparing for next one / Confident of no more wars/ starvation / feasting.[science fiction/fantasy novel [VG book - tight binding, no inscsp, minor pale fox tan.] D/j not price clipped, sporadic light fox tan & some scraped colour losses.- now in clear protective proprietary cover. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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RIVER OF DEATH, ALISTAIR MACLEAN
8 ALISTAIR MACLEAN RIVER OF DEATH
LONDON COLLINS 1981 0002223481 / 9780002223485 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 
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 notable defects to book or jacket. The later supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR, ALLAN MALLINSON
9 ALLAN MALLINSON A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR
LONDON BANTAM PRESS TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS 2001 0593043758 / 9780593043752 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book CHRIS COLLINGWOOD (Dust Jacket Artist) 
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). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Liverpool Lamplight, Andrews, Lyn
10 Andrews, Lyn Liverpool Lamplight
London, United Kingdom Headline Book Publishing 1996 0747215685 / 9780747215684 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Signed by Author on Title Page
SIGNED Copy.Red Boards with gilt titles to spine240x160mm approx.320pp. First edition 1st printing of Andrews's book set in war torn Liverpool signed by her in Ink "With Best Wishes Lyn Andrews" to title page. A gem for ardent admirers/collectors of her books. Near Fine/VG+ (Book- Pages of book block a little tanned as so often the case with this imprint and a few marks to top edge. No other notable defects and no other name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped- a little shelf soiling to rear panel. Now in a proprietary protective wrapper) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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HIGH RISING, ANGELA THIRKELL
11 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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A START IN LIFE, ANITA BROOKNER
12 ANITA BROOKNER A START IN LIFE
LONDON JONATHAN CAPE 1983 022401899X / 9780224018999 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book SUZANNE PERKINS (DUST JACKET) 
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 of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles, ANNE RICE
13 ANNE RICE THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1992 0701138874 / 9780701138875 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
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 insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket - a little rubbed at extremities but no nicks tears or other defects. Non price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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CASANOVA'S CHINESE RESTAURANT A Novel, ANTHONY POWELL
14 ANTHONY POWELL CASANOVA'S CHINESE RESTAURANT A Novel
LONDON HEINEMANN 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
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 and loss to extremities with a 1cm tear and associated crease to head of front panel. Red to lantern on spine a little faded.Non price clipped. Now in a clear easily removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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THE VALLEY OF BONES, ANTHONY POWELL
15 ANTHONY POWELL THE VALLEY OF BONES
LONDON HEINEMANN 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book Broom , Lynne 
Red cloth boards with black title block and gilt titles, 190 x130mm approx. 246pp. First Edition 1st printing of Powell's 7th book in the "Dance to the Music of Time" series and the first in the trilogy set during WWII. Good/Good (Book- gilt to titles a little dulled, light shelf rubbing to extremities of boards- colour loss only and book block cocked. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable defects. The Broom- Lynne Dust Jacket is heavily rubbed to extremities with chips/loss max- 5x12mm approx around tail of spine. Browning to exposed top edge of flap folds. Non price clipped - cover18s. No other notable defects and still quite respectable in it's removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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THE WARDEN, ANTHONY TROLLOPE
16 ANTHONY TROLLOPE THE WARDEN
LONDON GEORGE G. HARRAP 1949 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good Fair Book PHYLLIS HARRAP 
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 loss to jacket. No previous owner name and no other notable defects. Dust jacket - significant chips and a little general shelf soilinng to rear panel. Non price clipped and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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THE FOURTH ESTATE, ARCHER, JEFFREY
17 ARCHER, JEFFREY THE FOURTH ESTATE
LONDON HARPER COLLINS 1996 0002253186 / 9780002253185 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 240X160 Mm approx. Signed by Author on Title Page
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 actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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SANINE A Russian Love Novel & Russian Classic, ARTZIBASHEV, Michael , PINKERTON, Percy - Transllator
18 ARTZIBASHEV, Michael , PINKERTON, Percy - Transllator SANINE A Russian Love Novel & Russian Classic
NEW YORK Illustrated Editions Company 1932 1st Edition Thus Hard Back Poor+ Book 205x140mm Approx. Wright , Cameron , 
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 Cameron Wright. ( Significant wear/ damp damage to book cloth. Previous owner name in ink to front free end paper. No other notable defects. The book would also make a good project for rebinding using either the blocked illustration or one of the numerous illustrations in the book ( see our images) as a template for a laid on tooled leather inset or onset to a full leather binding). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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IN THE WINDOW SEAT A collection of Victorian Stories, AVERY, GILLIAN (Editor)
19 AVERY, GILLIAN (Editor) IN THE WINDOW SEAT A collection of Victorian Stories
LONDON OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 220x145mm Approx. SUSAN EINZIG 
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 wear soiling to extremities of boards, offset browning/foxing to free end papers.No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- price clipped - no nicks or tears and negligable shelf wear or soiling. Supplied in a proprietary protective wrapper). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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THE LOST RAILWAY, AVERY, GILLIAN , Author of Victorian Times / Former Journalist
20 AVERY, GILLIAN , Author of Victorian Times / Former Journalist THE LOST RAILWAY
London Collins 1980 0002223635 / 9780002223638 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 210x 135mm Approx 
High Victorian drama set in a remote Welsh village - an abandoned branch line in the middle of the street - by G Avery , an author of Victorian times [ formerly worked in journalism & publishing] book appears unread , pale fox tan spotting to top foredge [ dust Jacket not price clipped , very light handling to a pale shade cover , real tiny nick top/front corner. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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