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THE HUNT, ACZEL  , TAMAS
1 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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2 ADAMS, RICHARD THE IRON WOLF AND OTHER STORIES
LONDON ALLEN LANE 1980 071391341x / 9780713913415 First Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 245x175mm Approx YVONNE GILBERT AND JENNIFER CAMPBELL 
1st ed. 245x175mm approx. Mid Brown Boards with dark brown lettering to spine. 142pp. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert and black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. Nineteen enchanting folk tales collected and retold by the author of Watership Down. F/F ( No insc. or bumps. Dust Jacket non price clipped and in protective wrapper). 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR, ALDISS , BRIAN
3 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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ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
4 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY
LONDON JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 175 x 110 mm approx. Original grey made end papers. xiv +130 pp. Attributed as Poetry the work is written as a play with list of persons and introductory argument. First edition dated 1866 to title page and tail of spine. Good (Book- moderate shelf rubbing - mainly colour loss only and soiling including dulling of cloth around tail of spine from liquid spillage with associated light tide mark to gutter region of front paste down. End papers cracked and a few signatures strained where glue has failed but mull and sewing sound. Book plate of Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down and later family book plate to front free end paper. A few light foxing spots to title page). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
5 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE GEORGE CHAPMAN A Critical Essay
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1875 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 188pp + 40 page publishers catalogue for Dec 1874 to rear. First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Fraying to cloth at head of spine. no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Heavy to much lesser intensity foxing to end papers and book block throughout. A couple of page corners turned and a few pencil highlight marks to margins, Binding sound. No cracks to end papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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LOCRINE A Tragedy, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
6 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE LOCRINE A Tragedy
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1887 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 138pp + 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1887.First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Split to cloth - 20mm approx at top front spine fold, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Moderate foxing to end papers. No annotations, Binding sound. No cracks to end papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
7 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES
LONDON CHATTO AND WINDUS 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Dark Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and floral decs. Original grey end papers. 195 x 135 mm approx. 136 + publisher's 32 pp catalogue dated April 1880. First Edition 1st Printing. Contains Thalassius, On the Cliffs, The Garden of Cymodoce and Birthday Ode. VG (Book- Moderate shelf rubbing mainly to corner tips and a little general shelf soiling. Previous owner book plate of Adolphus W Ward Master of Peterhouse to front paste down with later family book plate to free end paper. A few mild foxing spots to prelims. Binding Sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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STUDIES IN SONG, ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
8 ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE STUDIES IN SONG
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 212pp + 36pp incl 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1880. Good (Book- Shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Light foxing to prelims and last few pages. No annotations, some signatures uncut at top edge. Binding sound. No cracks to end papers). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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RIVER OF DEATH, ALISTAIR MACLEAN
9 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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PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety, ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist
10 ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety
LONDON VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book MERVYN PEAKE , 
Blue Cloth Boards with gilt blocked titles to spine and illustration to front board. 165 x 130 mm approx. Collection of 42 prayers, graces, anecdotes and literary accounts of petitions made with explanation as to the circumstances of the rendition with humorous cartoon illustrations by Artist Mervyn Peake. First Edition 1st printing. Lacks d/j. VG (Book- gilt titles to spine a little dulled, but no notable shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc) A charming and amusing book. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR, ALLAN MALLINSON
11 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
12 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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A START IN LIFE, ANITA BROOKNER
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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 INDOOR BOY, ANTONY SHER
17 ANTONY SHER THE INDOOR BOY
LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 1991 0701136871 / 9780701136871 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Signed by Author on Title Page
Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 165 mm approx. 277 nos. pp. "Fast furious and richly comic" Novel by Actor Antony Sher, signed by him in blue ink to title page with no other name or inscription. Fine /Fine (Book- No other name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped . 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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THE FOURTH ESTATE, ARCHER, JEFFREY
18 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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AUTHORISED MURDER  A PUZZLE IN FOUR DAYS AND SIXTY SCENES, ASIMOV , ISAAC
19 ASIMOV , ISAAC AUTHORISED MURDER A PUZZLE IN FOUR DAYS AND SIXTY SCENES
LONDON VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1976 0575022159 / 9780575022157 1st Edition Hardcover VG+ VG+ Book 205X135mm Approx. 
VG+ / VG+ , H/b+ D/j, 1st ed.230pp , Yellow Dust Jacket., A Gollancz Detection , [ Crime / thriller ] Murder mystery by renouned science fiction author Isaac Asimov - a murder at the American Booksellers Association convention - sparkling with stars , book trade gossip - and murder [ book , vr slight 2mm bruise bottom edge of board , 1mm softness top/tail spine , both mirrored to d/j. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 24.00 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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